PARIS, June 20: France and Switzerland settled for a 0-0 draw that suited both sides, while Albania staked its claim to a place in the last 16 of the European Championship by eliminating Romania in a 1-0 victory on Sunday.

LILLE, France, June 20:Though teams often swap shirts with their opponents after a game, Switzerland's players were forced to change their own ones several times in an eventful 0-0 draw with France at the European Championship on Sunday.

Pulsar Sports Award on July 21

Published On: June 20, 2016 12:11 AM NPT By: Republica

KATHMANDU, June 20: Nepal Sports Journalists Forum (NSJF) on Sunday announced the date for the Pulsar Sports Award 2072 and also signed a five-year contract extension with main sponsor Hansraj Hulaschand and Company Pvt Ltd.

ICC plans ODI league including Team Nepal

Published On: June 19, 2016 11:09 PM NPT By: Republica

KATHMANDU, June 20: The International Cricket Council (ICC) is planning to include Nepal in the proposed 13-team ODI league (50-over) reportedly featuring 10-Test nations. However, ICC has imposed ban on Cricket Association of Nepal since April 25.

Ratnajeet, Dipesh into semifinal

Published On: June 19, 2016 09:00 PM NPT By: Republica

KATHMANDU, June 19 : Top-ranked shuttlers Ratnajeet Tamang and Dipesh Dhami of Tribhuvan Army Club, Bishnu Katuwal of Nepal Police and Bikash Shrestha of Bhojpur secured men's singles semifinal berths on Sunday in the Fifth Pushpa Lal Memorial Ranking National Badminton Championship being held in the capital.

Two wins in a row for Lumbini FC

Published On: June 19, 2016 08:00 PM NPT By: Republica

KATHMANDU, June 19: Jagdamba Lumbini FC bet Jawlakhel Youth Club 1-0 in the Lalit Memorial U-18 Football Tournament at the ANFA Complex, Satdobato on Sunday to top Group B.

Traffic cop who kicked rickshaw puller set to face action

Published On: June 19, 2016 12:40 PM NPT By: Republica

BIRATNAGAR, June 19: Regional Traffic Police Office, Itahari, is set to take departmental action against a traffic policeman who allegedly kicked a rickshaw puller here in Jaljala chowk of Morang district.

SANTA CLARA, June 19:  Eduardo Vargas scored four goals, Edson Puch added two, and defending champion Chile thoroughly dismantled Mexico

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.