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War of Will wins 144th Preakness Stakes Saturday, May 18th, 2019

BALTIMORE, (AFP): War of Will won the 144th Preakness Stakes on Saturday, holding off a field that included a riderless horse to give trainer Mark Casse his first Triple Crown race triumph. War of Will, who had a tough ride at the Kentucky Derby, had a smooth trip from the number one post under..

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Topless Tongan eyes unique Olympic treble Thursday, May 16th, 2019

Wellington (AFP): Tongan athlete Pita Taufatofua -- the bare-chested flag-bearer who became an online sensation at both the Rio and Pyeongchang Olympics -- plans to break out the baby oil once again and compete at the Tokyo Games in 2020. After travelling to Brazil as a taekwondo fighter and South..

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Tenzing Hillary Everest Marathon to kick off on May 29

KATHMANDU: Himalaya Expedition is to organize 17th edition of the 'Tenzing Hillary Everest Marathon' from May 29. At a news conference organised here today, it was informed that the marathon would begin from the base camp of the Mt Everest and conclude after reaching Namchebazaar. More than 200..

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Tiger, Koepka hunt more major glory in PGA at Bethpage Tuesday, May 14th, 2019

Bethpage (United States) (AFP): Masters winner Tiger Woods, chasing a 16th major title, and defending champion Brooks Koepka lead a powerhouse field into Thursday's opening round of the PGA Championship at rain-drenched Bethpage Black. Woods, who ended an 11-year major title drought last month at..

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Man City batter Brighton to retain Premier League title Sunday, May 12th, 2019

Kieran CANNING, Brighton (United Kingdom) (AFP): Manchester City held off a titanic challenge from Liverpool to become the first side in a decade to retain the Premier League title by coming from behind to beat Brighton 4-1 on Sunday. A 14th straight league win ensured Pep Guardiola's men pipped..

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Beijing kicks off 1,000-day countdown to 2022 Winter Olympics Friday, May 10th, 2019

BEIJING, (AFP): China on Friday launched its 1,000-day countdown to the 2022 Winter Olympics with a lavish song-and-dance celebration, as Beijing prepares to become the only city in the world to have hosted both a Summer and Winter Games. Actor Jackie Chan took part in the extravaganza along with..

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Trump awards Presidential Medal of Freedom to Tiger Woods Monday, May 6th, 2019

WASHINGTON DC, (AFP): Tiger Woods, fresh off his epic comeback victory in the Masters, was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom by President Donald Trump at the White House on Monday. Presenting the golfing great with the nation's highest honor, Trump praised Woods' "relentless will to win,..

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ANFA emerging player award to Manjali Kumari and Abhishek Sunday, May 5th, 2019

KATHMANDU: All Nepal Football Association (ANFA) has awarded Manjali Kumari Yonjan and Abhishek Rijal from emerging player award, established in the name of Mani Bikram Shah, on the occasion of its establishment day. At a programme organised by ANFA here on Sunday, the ANFA awarded Manjali Kumari..

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Tribhuvan Army Club wins Karnali Premier League Saturday, May 4th, 2019

KATHMANDU: Tribhuvan Army Club has won the Karnali Premier League by defeating New Horizon Butwal by 59 runs in the finals on Saturday. Elected to bat first after winning the toss, Army Club made 146 runs at the loss of six wickets. In the chase of the 147 runs target, New Horizon Butwal was..

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Nepal’s Ice AAN Futsal Tournament kicking off tomorrow Thursday, May 2nd, 2019

KATHMANDU: The second Nepal's Ice AAN Futsal Tournament is taking place here from Monday. The event going to be organised by Advertising Association of Nepal (AAN) will be participated by 32 teams including Nepal’s corporate orgaisations, media houses and advertisement agencies. The Tournament..

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National cricket players honoured with Rs 500,000 cash

KATHMANDU: The Nepali cricket team, the winner of one-day and T-20 international cricket series against UAE, has been awarded with cash. At a programme organized at the Ministry of Youth and Sports today, Sports Minister Jagat Bahadur Bishwokarma and Member-Secretary of the National Sports..

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SAAF U-18 men’s football championship to be held in Nepal Tuesday, April 30th, 2019

KATHMANDU: The South Asian Football Federation (SAAF) U-18 Men’s Football Championship is going to be held in Nepal from 20 to 29 September later this year. The meeting of the SAAF held here decided to permit Nepal to host the championship, according to All Nepal Football Association..

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The Global Consequences of a Sino-American Cold War Monday, May 20th, 2019

A few years ago, as part of a Western delegation to China, I met President Xi Jinping in Beijing’s Great Hall of the People. When addressing us, Xi argued that..