BIRMINGHAM, Aug 4: England’s Ben Stokes grabbed three wickets on Saturday including the prized scalp of India captain Virat Kohli to give the hosts a stunning victory by 31 runs on the fourth day of the first test match at Edgbaston.

Jose Mourinho was finally given something to smile about as a tempestuous trip to the United States ended with a 2-1 victory over former club Real Madrid thanks to first-half strikes from Alexis Sanchez and Ander Herrera.

KRASNOYARSK, July 15: Buyan, a brown bear kept in a Siberian zoo, has predicted that Croatia will defeat France in Sunday’s World Cup final.

ST PETERSBURG, July 14: Belgium beat England 2-0 in the World Cup third-place play-off on Saturday to secure their best ever finish at a World Cup and send Gareth Southgate’s side home with a second straight loss.

ST PETERSBURG, July 11: France will face England or Croatia in the World Cup final after edging past European neighbours Belgium in the semi-final in St Petersburg.

SOCHI, July 8: Russia’s World Cup dream ended within agonising sight of the semi-finals as they went down 4-3 on penalties to Croatia on Saturday after another gallant performance in front of their fanatical fans which again belied their lowly ranking.

MOSCOW, July 3: Belgium fought back from two goals down to beat Japan 3-2 with an added-time goal from substitute Nacer Chadli on Monday to set up a World Cup quarter-final with Brazil.

SAMARA, July 2: Brazil roared in the World Cup quarter-finals with a 2-0 victory over Mexico on Monday as Neymar shone with a goal and an assist that dumped the central Americans out at the last 16 stage for the seventh straight occasion.

VOLGOGRAD, June25: Saudi Arabia pulled off a last-gasp 2-1 win over Egypt as the two sides departed from the tournament on Monday, adding to the misery of Egypt’s prolific striker Mohamed Salah and giving the Saudis their first victory at a World Cup since 1994.

KAZAN, June 21: Spain squeezed 1-0 past dogged Iran in their World Cup Group B encounter on Wednesday thanks to a fortuitous goal from Diego Costa, but the Europeans suffered a string of second-half scares.

ROSTOV-ON-DON, June 20: Uruguay's slender victory over Saudi Arabia ensured that they and host nation Russia reached the last 16 of the World Cup.

VOLGOGRAD, June 19: Captain Harry Kane scored twice, including an injury-time winner, as England battled to victory over Tunisia in their opening game of the World Cup.

NIZHNY NOVGOROD, June 18: Sweden won an opening World Cup game for the first time since 1958 and ended their worrying goal drought with a 1-0 victory over South Korea that was a must-win if they want to progress from a tricky-looking Group F.

Beat the Heat

June 15, 2018 08:08 am

It’s time to gear up for the warmest months of the year. As the temperature rises, we are slowly finding ourselves unable to sit indoors for long without turning on a fan or the AC. However, there are some simple tricks that you can apply around the house in order to cool it down. And these tricks will ensure that your electricity bills won’t hit the roof either.

ENGLAND, June 8: A stunning strike from Marcus Rashford and a Danny Welbeck header gave a confident-looking England a 2-0 win over Costa Rica in their World Cup warm-up friendly at Elland Road on Thursday.

PARIS, June 2: France underlined their World Cup credentials with their three forwards all involved in the goals that secured an impressive 3-1 friendly victory over Italy on Friday.

Chris Lynn’s fifty and four wickets from Prasidh Krishna helped Kolkata Knight Riders beat Sunrisers Hyderabad by five wickets and enter the IPL 2018 play-offs.

Mumbai Indians beat Kings XI Punjab by three runs to stay alive in the 2018 Indian Premier League (IPL 2018) playoffs race.

MORANG, May 8: A kidney patient who is struggling for life has appealed to all for monetary help in his treatment.

KATHMANDU, April 29: Sunrisers Hyderabad have won for the second times against Rajasthan Royals in the 28th match in the ongoing Indian Premier League at Jaipur.

April 29: Mumbai Indians have made a shaky start to their IPL 2018 campaign, but showed on Saturday what they are capable of as they outgunned Chennai Super Kings in every department to record an eight-wicket win.

LIVERPOOL,April 25: Liverpool, inspired by two-goal Egyptian Mohamed Salah, took a big step towards the Champions League final with a 5-2 win over AS Roma in their semi-final, first leg at Anfield on Tuesday.

HYDERABAD, April 23: Chennai Super Kings (CSK) pipped Sunrisers Hyderabad by four runs at theRajiv Gandhi International Stadium here on Sunday to return to the top of the Indian Premier League (IPL) table.

Police beat sand minors brutally

March 22, 2018 20:27 pm

DOLAKHA, March 22: Locals have accused police of misbehaving them in the name of curbing illegal sand mines operating on the bank of Tamakoshi River.

KATHMANDU, Mar 20: If you love mo:mos and think you can beat as you eat a mo:mo challenge might just be right for you. Wicked Spoon Fork and Rockin are collaborating to hold ‘Wicked Mo:MO challenge’ on March 24, 2018.

LONDON, March 12: ARSENAL 3 WATFORD 0

LONDON, Feb 13: Two goals from Belgian wizard Eden Hazard and another by Victor Moses earned Chelsea a 3-0 home win over struggling West Bromwich Albion in the Premier League on Monday, easing pressure on coach Antonio Conte following two defeats for the champions.

Newsland , Jan 30: India defeated Pakistan by 203 runs to reach the final of the ICC Under 19 World Cup on Tuesday.

WASHINGTON, Jan 10:  President Winfrey? No way, says political prognosticator Donald Trump.

LONDON, Jan 2: Liverpool defender Ragnar Klavan’s 94th-minute header snatched a 2-1 victory at Burnley on Monday as the visitors coped without the injured Mohamed Salah and Philippe Coutinho and made up ground on their rivals near the top of the Premier League.

Nepal beat Hong Kong by four wickets

December 12, 2017 16:46 pm

Nepal defeated Hong Kong by four wickets in today's match of ACC U-19 Eastern Region Cricket Competition held at Terdthai Cricket Ground, Thailand.

LONDON, Dec 3: Manchester United held on with 10 men after Paul Pogba’s late dismissal to beat Arsenal 3-1 in a pulsating game at the Emirates Stadium on a day when Liverpool and Chelsea also kept up the heat on Premier League leaders Manchester City.

LONDON, Oct 25: Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola has criticised the weight of the match ball used in the League Cup after his team failed to score in their fourth-round match against Wolverhampton Wanderers and won 4-1 on penalties.

SANTIAGO, Oct 6: Chile survived a late scare to beat Ecuador 2-1 on Thursday and keep alive their hopes of reaching the 2018 World Cup finals in Russia as they moved into third-place in the 10-team South American qualifying group.

DORTMUND, August 6: German champions Bayern Munich beat Cup holders Borussia Dortmund 5-4 on penalties to win a record sixth Super Cup after the entertaining curtain-raiser to the new season finished 2-2 in regular time on Saturday.

Pokhrelis swim to beat the heat

August 1, 2017 12:04 pm

“We have very few swimming clubs in Pokhara. This leads to crowded pools for want of options. Sometimes, we even have to turn our customers back because the pool is too crowded.”

As Middle East summer temperatures soar above 35 degrees Celsius (95 Fahrenheit), Gazans are struggling to stay cool amid a power crisis, with less than four hours of electricity a day and little chance to run fans and air-conditioners.

Beat the summer heat

July 28, 2017 10:10 am

Everybody knows that you have to drink at least eight glasses of water every day but sometimes that gets a little boring and, at the end of the day, you realize that you have only had three or, at the most, four glasses of water. Plain water could definitely use a little oomph, right? The Week is here to help you trick your tastebuds into drinking as much water as possible. These infused water recipes will have you reaching for that glass so frequently that drinking enough water won’t be a problem anymore. From strawberry mint to watermelon basil, here are some fruit infused water recipes that go so far beyond adding a lemon wedge or a slice of cucumber to a jar of water.

GALLE, Sri Lanka,  July 2: Spinner Lakshan Sandakan took four wickets and his partner Hasaranga de Silva took a hat-trick on debut as Sri Lanka thrashed Zimbabwe by seven wickets in the second one-day international to level the five-match series 1-1 on Sunday.

Mexico recovers to beat NZ 2-1

June 22, 2017 10:10 am

SOCHI, June 22: Mexico asserted its superiority in the second half against New Zealand to avoid a Confederations Cup embarrassment on Wednesday, coming from behind to win a fiery Group A encounter 2-1 that ended in a brawl.

KATHMANDU, June 17: With the increase in temperature throughout the country including the capital city Kathmandu, life has become difficult. Though a large number of people have no other option than trying unwillingly to become acclimatized to sweltering heat, some of them have used swimming as a way of freeing themselves from searing heat  at least for few hours.

BARA, June 13: Assailants of the Rastriya Janata Party Nepal in Bara beat up three polling officers in front of the office of the party on Monday, according to police. The polling officers were there to make necessary arrangements for the June 28 elections.

MUMBAI, May 12: Mohit Sharma bowled three terrible overs and four brilliant balls at the death as Kings XI Punjab kept its hopes alive of reaching the Indian Premier League playoffs with a seven-run victory over Mumbai Indians on Thursday.

KANPUR, May 11:Delhi Daredevils pulled off a successful run chase against Gujarat Lions to win by two wickets with two balls left on Wednesday in the Indian Premier League.

PYUTHAN, May 8: Inebriated temporary police have beaten villagers black and blue in the district.

LONDON, May 1: Chelsea remain on course for the Premier League title after a 3-0 win at Everton left them four points clear of second-placed Tottenham Hotspur, who beat local rivals Arsenal 2-0 on Sunday.

LONDON, April 26: Everton's impressive home form in the Premier League can help them defeat leaders Chelsea on Sunday, midfielder Morgan Schneiderlin said.

Philippines beat Nepal 4-1

March 28, 2017 16:49 pm

KATHMANDU, March 28: Nepal suffered 4-1 defeat with the Philippines in the first away match of the AFC Asian Cup Qualifiers at Rizal Memorial Stadium, Manila on Tuesday evening.

PALERMO,  March 25: Italy survived some first-half scares on the way to a 2-0 win over Albania in a World Cup qualifier marred by crowd trouble caused by away fans on Friday.

LONDON, March 14: Chelsea manager Antonio Conte got the upper hand on Jose Mourinho for the second time this season as his double-chasing side beat 10-man Manchester United 1-0 at Stamford Bridge to reach the FA Cup semi-finals on Monday.