MANCHESTER, March 13: Rampant Manchester City demolished a woeful Schalke 7-0 to complete a 10-2 aggregate win and become the third English side into the quarter-finals of the Champions League on Tuesday.
TURIN, March 13: Juventus forward Cristiano Ronaldo grabbed a hat-trick against his favourite opponents Atletico Madrid as the Italians overturned a two-goal first-leg deficit to win 3-0 and reach the Champions League quarter-finals on Tuesday. Ronaldo blasted home the decisive goal from a penalty with four minutes left to seal a 3-2 overall triumph having made the breakthrough in the 27th minute and levelled the aggregate score three minutes after halftime with another towering header.
SYDNEY, March 12: A refugee footballer who fled Bahrain and was held in a Thai prison for months during a tense extradition stand-off between Australia and the Gulf state was granted Australian citizenship on Tuesday.
KATHMANDU, March 12: Nepali stuntman Dinesh Sunar, holder of two world records in parkour, has made an attempt for hat-trick in the ‘most twisting back-flips off a wall in 30 seconds’ on Monday. Sunar completed 11 back-flips in 30 seconds.
DAMAK, March 12: Departmental team Tribhuvan Army Club has clinched its third Jhapa Gold cup title defeating home team Jhapa XI in the final match played at Doma Lal Rajbanshi Stadium in Birtamode on Monday.
KATHAMDNU, March 12: Tirtha Pun of Baglung and Kanchi Maya Koju of Bhaktapur have won the men’s and women’s categories of Aarati Strips Seventh Dharan 10K Marathon hosted by Dharan Run in Dharan on Saturday.
POKHARA, March 11: Minister of Youth and Sports Jagat Bahadur Bishwakarma laid the foundation for a multi-purpose stadium with the capacity of 18,500, in Pokhara on Sunday. An advanced football ground will be its main attraction.