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Lionel Messi wins record-extending seventh Ballon d'Or access_time2021-11-30

Paris St-Germain and Argentina forward Lionel Messi won the Ballon d'Or - awarded to the best footballer of the year - for a record seventh time. Messi, 34, helped his country win the Copa America, his first international honour, and has scored ...

Italy, Portugal to fight for a World Cup berth access_time2021-11-27

LONDON: Reigning European champions Italy and 2016 European champions Portugal could lock horns for a 2022 World Cup spot as they were drawn into the same path in the play-off on Friday. The 12 teams from UEFA were drawn into three paths with the wi...

Jesus strike sinks PSG as City seal Champions League last-16 ticket access_time2021-11-25

Second-half goals from Raheem Sterling and Gabriel Jesus fired City to a deserved Champions League win over Paris Saint-Germain and sealed our ticket into the last 16. In what was a pulsating Etihad encounter, Kylian Mbappe had fired the visitors in...

Barca facing Champions League exit after draw at home to Benfica access_time2021-11-24

MADRID, Nov. 24: FC Barcelona are facing elimination from the Champions League after they were held to a 0-0 draw at home to Benfica in a rain-swept Camp Nou stadium on Tuesday night. The result means that anything less than a win for Barca away to ...

David de Gea, late improvement give Manchester United win in Villarreal access_time2021-11-24

MADRID, Nov. 24: Manchester United won 2-0 away to Villarreal on Tuesday night thanks to goals from Cristiano Ronaldo and Jadon Sancho to book their place in the last 16 of the Champions League. The win comes just three days after the club sacked Ol...

Real Madrid go top of LaLiga as Valencia hold Real Sociedad to draw access_time2021-11-22

MADRID, Nov. 22: Real Madrid moved to the top of LaLiga on Sunday after they won away to Granada, while Real Sociedad were held to a 0-0 draw at home to Valencia. Real Madrid cruised to an easy 4-1 win in Granada in a game where the result was rarel...

India thrashes New Zealand by 73 runs to sweep series access_time2021-11-22

KATHMANDU, November 22: It was yet another comprehensive victory for India as they beat New Zealand by 73 runs to secure a 3-0 clean sweep in the T20I series. This was India's second-successive clean sweep victory against New Zealand in a T20I s...

Sri Lanka win toss, bat in first West Indies Test access_time2021-11-21

Sri Lanka won the toss and elected to bat in the first Test against West Indies at Galle on Sunday.The hosts opted for five specialist bowlers for their first match in the new ICC World Test Championship cycle, including left-arm spinners Praveen Jayaw...

Rahul, Rohit fifties help India seal the series comprehensively over New Zealand access_time2021-11-20

India clinch the series with an unassailable lead of 2-0 after a seven-wicket win against New Zealand powered by half-centuries from KL Rahul and Rohit Sharma. Chasing 154 for a series win, India cruised along with the help of a 117-run opening stan...

‘A’ Division League to kick-off from Friday access_time2021-11-19

KATHMANDU, November 19: The Martyrs Memorial 'A' Division League is all set to begin from Friday.  As many as 14 teams will be competing for the title. In the opening game, Satdobato Youth Club will be facing Friends Club at Dashrath...

Nepal wins T20 series against Qatar access_time2021-11-19

KATHMANDU, November 19: Nepal's National Women's Cricket Team has won a three-match T20 International Series against Qatar.  Nepal defeated Qatar by 109 runs in the third and final T20 match played at the West End Park Stadium in Doha, ...

India beats New Zealand by five wickets access_time2021-11-18

India kicked off their new era in T20Is with a win over New Zealand at the Sawai Mansingh Stadium in Jaipur. India beat New Zealand by five wickets in the first T20 International to go 1-0 up in the three-match series on Wednesday.  Chasing ...

Argentina, Brazil share points in World Cup qualifier access_time2021-11-17

SAN JUAN, Argentina, Nov. 17: Argentina and Brazil maintained their unbeaten records in South America's 2022 FIFA World Cup qualifying tournament with a goalless draw here on Tuesday. With captain Lionel Messi playing in a deeper midfield role, ...

Kane scores 4 against San Marino, England qualify for 2022 World Cup access_time2021-11-16

England hit double figures for the first time since 1964 as they secured qualification for the 2022 World Cup in Qatar with embarrassing ease in San Marino. Harry Kane also racked up the records by scoring four in the first half to go level with Gar...

Portugal, Cristiano Ronaldo stunned by late Serbia goal in World Cup qualifier access_time2021-11-15

LISBON, November 15:  After the final whistle, Cristiano Ronaldo sat on the field by himself, shaking his head and looking desolate. Some teammates came over to console him. A few opponents did as well. Portugal had just been stunned by...

Road to T20 glory: How Australia marched to maiden men's T20 World Cup title access_time2021-11-15

Australia won the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2021 as Mitchell Marsh and David Warner hit half-centuries to chase down 173 with ease at the Dubai International Stadium. Back in 2020, the Australian women's team won the ICC Women's T20 Worl...

National women's cricket team leaves for Qatar access_time2021-11-14

KATHMANDU, November 14: The Nepal national women's cricket team has left for Qatar to play matches under the 2021 ICC Women's T20 World Cup Asia Qualifier. The 14-member squad led by Captain Rubina Chhetri is scheduled to meet Qatar for three m...

New Zealand and Australia prepare to light up the biggest stage access_time2021-11-14

Delivering on the biggest stage is where it really matters. And New Zealand and Australia have done just that to set up an ICC Men’s T20 World Cup final that few predicted. It all started when Oman won the toss and elected to bowl against Papu...

New Zealand v Australia by the numbers: Who holds the edge? access_time2021-11-13

Ahead of the New Zealand v Australia ICC Men's T20 World Cup 2021 final, let’s have a look at the teams' record against each other in T20I cricket and ICC tournaments and their top players. New Zealand and Australia knocked out the two...

Messi fit for Argentina World Cup qualifiers against Uruguay, Brazil access_time2021-11-12

BUENOS AIRES, Nov. 12: Lionel Messi will be available for Argentina's 2022 World Cup qualifiers against Uruguay and Brazil after recovering from hamstring and knee problems, Albiceleste manager Lionel Scaloni said on Thursday. The Paris Saint-Ge...