AFC U -16: Nepal and Kuwait meeting tonight

KATHMANDU: Nepal is meeting Kuwait tonight for a match to be held under the AFC U-16 Championship Qualification underway in Jordan. The match will be held at the Prince Mohammed International Stadium. The Nepali soccer team reached Jordan after two weeks of its achievement as the first runner-up..

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Nepali U-16 national football team leaves for Jordan Thursday, September 12th, 2019

KATHMANDU: A 31-member national football team including 23 players left here today for Jordan to participate in the AFC U-16 Championship Qualifier. Nepal is in Group A of the Championship to be organized in 2020. Along with Nepal, the hosts Jordan, Kuwait, Tajikistan and Sri Lanka are also in..

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England, France hammer minnows, Ronaldo shines for Portugal Tuesday, September 10th, 2019

PARIS, (AFP): England and Portugal both scored five goals while France scored three as they overcame lowly-ranked Kosovo, Andorra and Lithuania in Euro 2020 qualifying on Tuesday. Captain Ronaldo, making his 160th international appearance, scored four as Portugal won 5-1 in Vilnius and..

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Nepal thrashes UAE by 160 runs in ACC U19 Asia Cup

KATHMANDU: Nepal thrashed United Arab Emirates by 160 runs in the finals of group match under the ACC U-19 Asia Cup underway in Sri Lanka. Invited into bat after losing the toss, Nepal posted a 286-run target against UAE in allotted 50 overs losing nine wickets. Chasing the target, UAE was..

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Nadezhda Cup Women Football: Nepal defeated to Uzbekistan Monday, September 9th, 2019

KATHMANDU: Uzbekistan won today's match held under the Nadezhda Women Football Tournament, edging Nepal by 2-0. The match was held at the Karakol-based Central Stadium in Kyrgyzstan. In the opening match held yesterday, Nepal beat the host Kyrgyzstan by 8-2. This is the second straight victory of..

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Nepal thrashes hosts Kyrgyzstan 8-2 in Nadezhda Cup Sunday, September 8th, 2019

KATHMANDU: Nepal thrashed hosts Kyrgyzstan 8-2 in a match of the ongoing Nadezhda Cup Football Tournament, 2019. Nepal scored six goals in the first half and two in the second half. For Nepal, Sabitra Bhandari hit four goals singlehandedly. Likewise, Anita Basnet and Dipa Rai scored two each...

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Teen Andreescu topples record-chasing Serena in US Open final Saturday, September 7th, 2019

NEW YORK, (AFP): Teenager Bianca Andreescu became Canada's first Grand Slam singles champion Saturday with a rollercoaster 6-3, 7-5 win over 23-time major champion Serena Williams in the US Open final. The 19-year-old Andreescu became the youngest Grand Slam winner since Svetlana Kuznetsova at the..

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Jumla-Rara Ultra Marathon scheduled for Sept 15 Friday, September 6th, 2019

JUMLA: The Jumla Rara Ultra Marathon is taking place on September 15. International athletes from India, China and other countries besides those from Nepal would participate in the ultra marathon to be organized by Karnali Sports Club Jumla. Club president Saroj Shahi gave out this information in..

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‘Believe!’ Melanie Oudin looks back at wild 2009 US Open run Thursday, September 5th, 2019

By HOWARD FENDRICH, NEW YORK (AP): Yes, Melanie Oudin says with a laugh, she still has the shoes. If you followed tennis at all in 2009 or watched even a bit of that year’s U.S. Open, you know the ones: size 9½, pink-and-yellow, with the word “BELIEVE” in all caps on the heel. And you know..

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Wawrinka advances as Djokovic quits, Federer rolls at US Open Sunday, September 1st, 2019

NEW YORK, (AFP): Top-ranked defending champion Novak Djokovic retired from his US Open match Sunday after dropping the first two sets to Stan Wawrinka, sending the Swiss three-time Grand Slam champion into the quarter-finals. Djokovic, who won four of the past five Slam crowns and 16 overall, was..

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India clinches SAF U-15 Championship title Saturday, August 31st, 2019

KATHMANDU: India has defeated Nepal to clinch the U-15 Championship title of the fifth edition of SAF football tournament. India outshined Nepal 7-0 in the final match held at Kalyani Stadium in Kolkata, India today. Nepal has not yet seized the title in the U-15 category despite reaching the..

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Djokovic rolls on while Federer, Serena breeze at US Open Friday, August 30th, 2019

NEW YORK, (AFP): Top-ranked defending champion Novak Djokovic rolled into the US Open fourth round on Friday while Serena Williams and Roger Federer cruised into the last 16 and Kei Nishikori was eliminated. Djokovic, champion in four of the past five Slams and 16 overall, was less bothered by..

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Nepal beats Bhutan in SAFF U15 Thursday, August 29th, 2019

KATHMANDU: Nepal has beaten Bhutan 6-0 in today's match under fifth edition of SAFF U-15 Football Championship. The Fifth edition of the SAFF U-15 Championship is underway in India. With this victory in the final match of Round Robin League held at Kalyani Stadium in Kolkata of India, Nepal has..

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National cricket team selected for ACC U19 Asia Cup Thursday, August 22nd, 2019

KATHMANDU: A national cricket team has been selected for the ACC U19 Asia Cup scheduled to take place in Sri Lanka on September 5-14. The 15-member team is led by Rohit Kumar Poudel. The team members include Rit Gautam, Paban Sarff, Mohammad Asif Sheikh, Sandip Jora, Bhim Sarki, Kishal Malla,..

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Messi ‘made me better player’, says Ronaldo Wednesday, August 21st, 2019

LISBON, (AFP): Cristiano Ronaldo admitted on Wednesday his long-time rivalry with Lionel Messi has made him "a better player" and that he enjoys a "healthy" rivalry with the Argentine great. However, Portuguese star Ronaldo, whose influence at Real Madrid mirrored that of Messi at Barcelona before..

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