MOSCOW, July 15: The Russian city of St. Petersburg said Friday it has fired the general contractor building a trouble-plagued stadium which is to host World Cup matches in 2018.

93-year-old coach guides New Zealand athlete to Rio Olympics

Published On: July 15, 2016 03:01 PM NPT By: Republica

WELLINGTON, New Zealand, July 15: Forty years after coaching John Walker to an Olympic gold medal, 93-year-old track coach Arch Jelley will try to guide another New Zealand athlete to victory in the 1,500 meters at the Rio de Janeiro Games.

National cricket team defeats Indian Gymkhana cricket club

Published On: July 15, 2016 12:44 PM NPT By: Republica

KATHMANDU, July 15: Nepal's national cricket team last night defeated home team Indian Gymkhana Cricket Club by 20 runs in a practice match in London in the United Kingdom.

Nepal ranked 188th in FIFA's ranking

Published On: July 15, 2016 11:47 AM NPT By: Republica

KATHMANDU, July 14: The FIFA ranking made public on Thursday has placed Nepal in the 188th position.

TT champ Nabita leaves mark at int'l level

Published On: July 15, 2016 12:35 AM NPT By: Republica

KATHMANDU, July 15: Nabita Shrestha, one of the five nominees of the People's Choice Award category of Pulsar Sports Award 2072, is at her career best. The tennis queen has ruled the board at domestic level since last seven years remaining unbeaten.

Boxing referee refreshers course held

Published On: July 14, 2016 09:08 PM NPT By: Republica

KATHMANDU, July 14: A two-day boxing referee refreshers course was conducted in Hetauda on Thursday.

Janakpur thrashes Narayani by 107 runs

Published On: July 14, 2016 08:49 PM NPT By: Republica

KATHMANDU, July 14: Janakpur zone on Thursday recorded 107 runs win over Narayani zone in the Central Regional Women's Selection Tournament for the ICC Women's World Cup Qualifier for Asia.

Gyanendra, Bikram shine in Nepal's win

Published On: July 14, 2016 08:45 PM NPT By: Republica

KATHMANDU, July 14: Gyanendra Malla's 74 runs and Bikram Sob's four-wicket haul helped Nepal beat Free Forester by 129 runs in a 40-over cricket match played at Indian Gymkhana Cricket Ground in London on Wednesday.

ZURICH, July 14: European champion Portugal has risen two places to No. 6 in the FIFA rankings, and Copa America winner Chile stays fifth.

KATHMANDU, July 14: Nepal's National Cricket Team won first friendly match against the local amateur Free Foresters Cricket Club in London, UK by 129 runs on Wednesday.