Afghanistan to play West Indies test in India

Published On: July 7, 2019 06:15 PM NPT By: Reuters

MUMBAI, July 7:  Afghanistan will play a lone test match against West Indies when they host the Caribbean side for a short series in November in their adopted home India, the Afghanistan Cricket Board has said.

Angry Messi slams 'Brazil fix' after Copa red card

Published On: July 7, 2019 07:20 AM NPT By: Reuters

SAO PAOLO, July 7: Lionel Messi was sent off before halftime and then angrily hit out at “corrupt” tournament organisers after Argentina beat Chile 2-1 to win a bad-tempered third-place playoff at the Copa America on Saturday.

Arthur rues Pakistan's World Cup of ifs and buts

Published On: July 6, 2019 05:23 PM NPT By: Reuters

July 6: Pakistan lived up to their billing as international cricket’s most unpredictable side during their World Cup campaign, narrowly missing out on a semi-final spot and leaving coach Mickey Arthur to ponder what might have been.

Brazil primed for home Copa triumph, wary of upset threat

Published On: July 6, 2019 11:18 AM NPT By: Reuters

RIO DE JANEIRO, July 6: Brazil have lifted the trophy every time they have hosted the Copa America and will look to maintain this perfect record with a first major tournament triumph since 2007 when they take on Peru in Sunday’s final.

KATHMANDU, July 5: Nepal advanced to the semi-final of the ongoing ACC U 19 Eastern Region Cricket Tournament by becoming the Group 'A' winner.

WIMBLEDON, July, 5: Rafael Nadal was up near the Centre Court net when Nick Kyrgios smacked a booming forehand directly at the guy’s midsection — right at him, on purpose — and earned a lengthy staredown in return.

Local ticket demand exceeds 2020 organizers' expectations

Published On: July 5, 2019 05:00 PM NPT By: Reuters

TOKYO, July 5: Tokyo 2020 organizers said on Friday they had underestimated Japanese demand for tickets after 3.22 million briefs were sold during the first domestic sales phase last month.

KATHMANDU, July 5: Nepal posted a target of 327 runs before Singapore in the group's concluding match held today under the ACC U- 19 Eastern Region Tournament going on in Malaysia.

Veteran Buffon returns to Juventus after year at PSG

Published On: July 5, 2019 10:58 AM NPT By: Reuters

Goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon, one of the biggest names in Italian football over the past two decades, has returned to champions Juventus for another season after a year at French club Paris St Germain.

LYON, July 4: A long-range strike from Jackie Groenen sent European Champions the Netherlands into their first women’s World Cup final as they edged Sweden 1-0 after extra time in their last-four clash on Wednesday.