Lionel Messi fires Argentina into quarter-finals!

Published On: June 11, 2016 09:33 AM NPT By: Agencies

CHICAGO, June 11: Argentina raced out to a seventh-minute lead thanks to an unlikely source in centre-back Otamendi. Despite being deemed fit to play by coach Gerardo Martino, Messi was named among the substitutes in Chicago, but the captain came off the bench and took the game by storm to seal Argentina's passage through to the knockout round of the Copa América at Soldier Field.

LOUISVILLE, Ky., June 11: The Greatest was laid to rest in his hometown Friday after an all-day send-off that was a lot like Muhammad Ali himself — serious at times, but also exuberant, bracingly political, and funny. Ali made one final journey through the city he adored via a fist-pumping funeral procession through the streets of Louisville.

SAINT-DENIS, France, June 11: It's not a case of whether France's defense will get found out later on in the European Championship against better sides. It's already an open secret. The difference is that better sides will ruthlessly punish France's nervous, creaking back four the way Romania could not in a 2-1 defeat in their Euro 2016 opener on Friday night.

SAINT-DENIS, France, June 11: After scoring one goal and setting up another in France's opening win at the European Championship, Dimitri Payet left the field in tears. The West Ham forward, now hitting his career peak at 29, was playing for his country at a major tournament for the first time. He thrived, playing a part in both goals as France beat Romania 2-1 Friday at the Stade de France.

Mahesh working for comeback on national duty

Published On: June 10, 2016 09:50 PM NPT By: Sanjeev K Shah

KATHMANDU, June 11: Mahesh Chhetri, opening batsmen cum wicket keeper of Nepali cricket team, who has spent 12 years playing for Nepal, is working hard to see himself in the national team, six months after his exclusion from national duty.  Mahesh, nicknamed Mahi, was in the squad for the match against Papua New Guinea during World Cricket League Championship in November last year.

Siddhartha Vanasthali wins football final

Published On: June 10, 2016 09:48 PM NPT By: Republica

KATHMANDU, June 10: Siddhartha Vanasthali recorded 2-0 win over Bal Srijanalaya to win Pool A final of the Coca Cola Inter-school Football Tournament at Sano Gaucharan in Kathmandu on Friday. Diwakar Chaudhary and Pravin Sunuwar scored a goal each for Siddhartha.

Sanepa overcomes two goal deficit to beat Nawa Jyoti 3-2

Published On: June 10, 2016 08:36 PM NPT By: Republica

KATHMANDU, June 10: Sanepa Club moved to the fourth positions in Group A beating Nawa Jyoti Yuva Pariwar 3-2 in the Martyr's Memorial C Division Football League at the ANFA Complex, Satdobato on Friday. Similarly, Khalibari Youth Club recorded its first victory in Group B. In Group A match, Nava Jyoti took early lead as Uttam Bahadur Mahato scored in 23rd minute and doubled the advantage in 29th minute.

NSJF beats Gorkha Brewery

Published On: June 10, 2016 08:16 PM NPT By: Republica

KATHAMDNU, June 10: Nepal Sports Journalists' Forum (NSJF) overcame Gorkha Brewery 4-2 in a friendly match played on Friday at the Armed Police Force Headquarters at Halchowk, Kathmandu.  The match was organized to mark the opening of Euro 2016 scheduled to kick off on Friday midnight. Subas Humagain was on target twice for the NSJF

EVIAN-LES-BAINS, France, June 10: Nothing less than winning will do. Germany's quest for a record fourth European title, only two years after winning a fourth World Cup, begins Saturday against Ukraine in Lille.

Euro Cup 2016 kicks off today!

Published On: June 10, 2016 04:34 PM NPT By: Agencies

PARIS, June 10: The second big continental soccer championship of the summer has certainly heated up the world. Hosts France are set to face Group A opponents Romania at the Stade de France amid an unprecedented security operation, weather and strike fears. France remains as the state of emergency due to last November's attacks on Paris, when 130 people were killed