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Messi under pressure at World Cup as Ronaldo scores again access_timeJune 21

YEKATERINBURG, Russia – Lionel Messi is under pressure to deliver when Argentina face Croatia on Thursday after his eternal rival Cristiano Ronaldo streaked clear at the top of the World Cup goalscoring charts.  The Barcelona forward ha...

Morocco out of World Cup contention after 1-0 defeat to Portugal access_timeJune 20

MOSCOW –Morocco are out of contention for the World Cup in Russia after Portugal beat the north African side 1-0 in their Group B match on Wednesday.  Cristiano Ronaldo gave the European champions the lead with a header in the fourth mi...

Emery forces long-serving Wilshere to seek new pastures access_timeJune 20

LONDON –England midfielder Jack Wilshere is to end almost two decades at Arsenal and leave on a free transfer after being told by manager Unia Emery he would not be a first choice next season.  The 26-year-old -- scorer of 14 goals in h...

Japan make history with World Cup win against 10-man Colombia access_timeJune 19

SARANSK, Russia –Yuya Osako exacted sweet revenge for Japan on Tuesday as the Blue Samurai beat Colombia 2-1, becoming the first Asian side ever to beat a South American team at the World Cup.  Osako's 73rd-minute winner meant the J...

Sampaoli: Messi in very uncomfortable situation access_timeJune 17

MOSCOW –Argentina coach Jorge Sampaoli admitted here on Saturday that Lionel Messi was in a very uncomfortable situation in the first World Cup game against Iceland.  World Cup debutants Iceland stunned the world in their first-ever Wor...

Video Assistant Referee system used for first time in World Cup history access_timeJune 16

KAZAN, Russia –The Video Assistant Referee system was used for the first time in World Cup history on Saturday, when France were awarded a penalty against Australia in Kazan.  Antoine Griezmann went down after a tackle in the penalty bo...

World Cup kicks off in Russia access_timeJune 14

MOSCOW – The World Cup kicked off in Russia Thursday as the host nation took on Saudi Arabia in front of 80,000 people in Moscow after President Vladimir Putin officially declared the tournament open.  Russia is spending more than $13 b...

Russian coach ignoring critics ahead of Cup opener access_timeJune 13

MOSCOW –Russia coach Stanislav Cherchesov has told his team to ignore media criticism ahead of Thursday's World Cup kick-off against Saudi Arabia and focus on winning.  The host nation enter their first home World Cup in the worst possi...

Defending champions Germany arrive in Russia for World Cup access_timeJune 12

MOSCOW – Defending World Cup champions Germany arrived in Russia on Tuesday to attempt to win their fifth global title.  The team landed at Vnukovo airport in southern Moscow, an AFP correspondent said. The Germans kicks off their campa...

300 plus women benefit from health care camp access_timeJune 12

Phalebas, Parbat –, June 12 (RSS): At least 300 women have received health care services for free in a health camp organized for uterus checkups in Jaljala Rural Municipality of Parbat district on Monday.  The Social Development Ministry of...

Palpa to organize First Int'l Skating Festival access_timeJune 12

Kathmandu – In order to spread the skating sports across the country by encouraging the youth, the first international level 'Skating Festival' is to be held in Palpa of Province No. 5 from 19 June.  Players of skating from the ...

ICC includes Nepal for ODI teams ranking access_timeJune 1

Kathmandu –Nepal has been included in the International Cricket Council (ICC)'s ranking for one day international (ODI) teams. According to the ICC, the Netherlands, Scotland and the United Arab Emirates including Nepal have been included in ...

Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane says will leave club access_timeMay 31

MADRID –Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane said Thursday he was leaving the Spanish giants, just days after winning the Champions League for the third year in a row.  "I have taken the decision to not continue next year as Real Madr...

Controversial Folau won't be distraction against Ireland: Cheika access_timeMay 23

SYDNEY –Israel Folau's anti-gay sentiments won't be a distraction during the Test series against Ireland, Wallabies coach Michael Cheika insisted Wednesday as he demanded a high work-rate from his side.  Devout Christian Folau, ...

Parents of Nepali cricket star Sandeep Lamichhane proud of their lad's IPL feat access_timeMay 22

Chitwan – Cricket fans in Nepal are euphoric with Sandeep Lamichhane's outstanding performance in the last Sunday's match held under the ongoing Indian Premier League.  Social media sites and media at home were flooded with word...

Nerpa clinches Anup Memorial Gold Cup access_timeMay 15

Khotang – Nerpa has clinched the Anup Memorial Gold Cup Football Tournament after defeating Buipa Service Society in the final held at the Matikore ground in Dikktel on Sunday.  Nerpa from Rupakot Majhuwagadi municipality – 6 won th...

Egypt's Al Ahly set to face off with Uganda in CAF Champions League tie access_timeMay 13

KAMPALA – Eight-time African Champions Al Ahly of Egypt have arrived in Uganda ahead of a crucial Group A match in the 2018 Confederation of African Football (CAF) Champions League against KCCA FC on May 15.  "It is going to be a very ...

NA's Lance Corporal Saud wins Byas Ultra Marathon access_timeMay 13

Damauli – Nepal Army's Lance Corporal, Navaraj Saud, has won the Byas Town Ultra Marathon held on Saturday by the Byas municipality.  32 – year – old Saud was the first to cross the finish line by leaving 159 runners behin...

Wrestlers selected for Asian Games access_timeMay 10

Kathmandu – The wrestlers to represent Nepal in the 18th Asian Games to be held in Indonesia from coming August 18 to September 2 have been selected.  Three men wrestlers have been selected for the games. They were selected from a quali...

Entry fee set for participants of international marathon access_timeMay 4

Rasuwa – The entry fee for the participants of the international marathon to be organised in the Langtang trekking route has been fixed.  According to Jeevan Thapa Magar, the First Vice-president of Trekking Agencies Association of Nepa...