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Nepal outshines host Bangladesh 2-0 to ascend to SAFF semifinals Sunday, September 9th, 2018

KATHMANDU: Nepal entered semifinals of the SAFF Championship after defeating host Bangladesh 2-0 in a match played at Bangabandhu National Stadium in Dhaka on Saturday. Nepal took the lead with a goal by Bimal Ghartimagar in the 33rd minute. Ghartimagar scored a free-kick goal from around 33 yards..

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Players selected for One-Day Cricket Championship Saturday, September 8th, 2018

KATHMANDU: Nepal has announced a 15-member squad to play in the Under-19 (U-19) One Day Cricket Championship being held in India. The One-Day Cricket Championship is being organized by Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) from September 12 to 18. Ashif Shekh will lead the Nepali U-19 team..

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SAFF Championship: Nepal blanks Bhutan 4-0 Thursday, September 6th, 2018

KATHMANDU: Nepal trounced Bhutan 4-0 in the match held today under the SAFF Championship football tournament underway in Bangladesh. In the match held at Bangabandhu stadium in Dhaka, the capital of Bangladesh, Nepal took the lead in the 21st minute with a goal by Ananta Tamang. The first half..

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SAFF Championship: Nepal goes down to Pakistan 1-2 Tuesday, September 4th, 2018

KATHMANDU: Nepal lost its first match in the SAFF Championship football that began in Dhaka of Bangalesh today. Nepal lost the match after failing to hold on the dying minute of the match, with Pakistan scoring the decider in injury time. Hence, Pakistan stole a win in the final minute, even as..

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Hong Kong defeats Nepal by 3 wickets

KATHMANDU: Nepal lost to Hong Kong with three wickets in the final group match of the ongoing Asia Cup Qualifier in Malaysia. Choose to bat first after winning the toss, Nepal had posted a target of 96 runs before Hong Kong by losing all wickets in 37.5 overs. Chasing the target set by Nepal, Hong..

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Asian Games’ Medal winning athletes prized

KATHMANDU: The team members of paragliding and its officials have been prized for bagging a Silver Medal for Nepal in the 18th Asian Games held in Indonesia. In the 18th Asian, Nepal won the silver medal after two decades of gap in the cross country event of men's paragliding. Bimal Adhikari,..

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Nepal emerge victorious against Singapore Sunday, September 2nd, 2018

KATHMANDU: Nepal defeated Singapore by four wickets in the fourth match of the ongoing 2018 Asia Cup Qualifier held today in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Making 151 runs, Singapore posted target of 152 runs to Nepal. The Team Nepal met the target in 28.1 overs by losing six wickets. For Nepal's..

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Nepal registers first triumph against Malaysia by 19 runs Saturday, September 1st, 2018

KATHMANDU: Nepal registered its first win against Malaysia by 19 runs in its third match of the Asia Cup Qualifiers 2018 underway in the Bayuemas Oval in Kuala Lumpur in Malaysia today. With this triumph, Nepal has scored two points. Earlier, Nepal had lost to Oman by seven wickets, and to United..

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Nepali football squad leaving for Bangladesh Friday, August 31st, 2018

KATHMANDU: A 29-member Nepali football team is leaving for Bangladesh on September 2 to take part in the 10th SAFF Championship. The 10th SAFF Championship is taking place in Dhaka, the capital city of Bangladesh, on September 4-15. Spokesperson of All Nepal Football Association (ANFA), Kiran Rai,..

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Modric pips Ronaldo, Salah to UEFA player of year prize

PARIS, (AFP): Real Madrid and Croatia star Luka Modric on Thursday received the accolade of UEFA Player of the Year in Monaco, beating his former teammate Cristiano Ronaldo and Liverpool's Mohamed Salah to the prize. "I'm very happy to receive this great prize. I have worked hard for this, to get..

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Nepal ousted from Asia Cup Qualifiers Thursday, August 30th, 2018

KATHMANDU: United Arab Emirates (UAE) eliminated Nepal from the ongoing Asia Cup Qualifiers-2018, defeating Nepal by 78 runs in the second match held in the Bayuemas Oval in Kuala Lumpur in Malaysia today. Earlier in its first match on Wednesday, Nepal lost to Oman by seven wickets. UAE posted a..

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18th ASIAD: Nepal clinches silver in paragliding Wednesday, August 29th, 2018

KATHMANDU: The Nepali team contesting in the last round of paragliding of the ongoing 18th ASIAD (Asian Games) in Indonesia has bagged silver medal. With this, Nepal has secured second silver in the 67 years of Asian Games history. First one was clinched by Sabita Rajbhandari in the Games held in..

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Nepal loses to Oman by seven wickets

KATHMANDU: Nepal lost to Oman by 7 wickets in the first match of the Asia Cup Qualifiers 2018 underway in the Bayuemas Oval in Kuala Lumpur in Malaysia. Oman achieved a target of 222 run set by Nepal in the 48 overs losing three wickets. Khawar Ali made 84 runs not out for Oman with six 6s and..

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ANFA begins grassroots football Tuesday, August 28th, 2018

KATHMANDU: In a bid to promote football, encouraging the young ones, All Nepal Football Association (ANFA) has launched grassroots football programme. The ANFA has come up with work plans and activities to implement the programme, incorporating football in the district level. The programme would..

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Nepal’s poor performance in Asian Games 2018 Thursday, August 23rd, 2018

KATHMANDU: Nepali athletes have had a poor showing baring some new records created at the 18th Asian Games underway in Indonesia. Kamal Bahadur Adhikari created a new national record while Sanju Chaudhary broke three national records in weight lifting, while others have not been able to cross the..

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