Messi starts, Argentina beats Venezuela 4-1

Published On: June 19, 2016 07:50 AM NPT By: Associated Press

FOXBOROUGH, Mass., June 19: Lionel Messi scored and added two assists in his first Copa America start this year to lead Argentina over Venezuela 4-1 on Saturday night and into a semifinal against the host United States.

Lukaku strikes twice to help Belgium beat Ireland 3-0

Published On: June 19, 2016 07:35 AM NPT By: Associated Press

BORDEAUX, France, June 18: After a poor start to the European Championship, Belgium began living up to its promise on Saturday with a resounding 3-0 victory over Ireland.

MARSEILLE, France, June 18: There are good draws and there are bad draws. Iceland has had one of each.

PARIS, June 19: A record breaking night for Cristiano Ronaldo, but one he'll want to quickly forget. The Portugal captain certainly won't want a copy of the selfie taken by an intrepid fan, who evaded security to dart onto the Parc des Princes field after Saturday's 0-0 draw with Austria at the European Championship.

PARIS, June 18: UEFA formally opened a disciplinary case against the Croatian soccer federation on Saturday for racism and fan disorder at a European Championship match.

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J., June 18: David Ospina dived to his left, and Peru's Miguel Trauco sent his penalty kick down the middle, a yard above the ground. The 27-year-old Colombian goalkeeper kicked out his trailing right leg, and booted the ball away to give Colombia an advantage in the shootout.

Three Star knocked out

Published On: June 18, 2016 07:42 AM NPT By: Republica

KATHMANDU, June 17: Ruslan Three Star Club crashed out of the Lalit Memorial U-18 Football Tournament facing 2-1 defeat at the hand of Sudur Biscuits Far-western Football Club at the ANFA Complex, Satdobato on Friday.

NVA honors Women volleyball team

Published On: June 18, 2016 07:35 AM NPT By: Republica

KATHMANDU, June 17: Nepal Volleyball Association on Friday felicitated Nepali women’s volleyball team members with cash prize of Rs 10,000 for securing third position in the 12th South Asian Games held in India in February.

NOC marks beginning of Olympic Day

Published On: June 18, 2016 07:32 AM NPT By: Republica

KATHMANDU, June 17: Nepal Olympic Committee (NOC) marked the beginning of a week-long celebration of Olympic day in the capital on Friday.

FOXBOROUGH, Mass., june 18: Lionel Messi will play — and possibly start — in Argentina's Copa America quarterfinal match against Venezuela. That doesn't mean Venezuela coach Rafael Dudamel is ready to give up.