LONDON, Aug 10: Raheem Sterling scored a hat-trick as champions Manchester City made a hugely convincing start to their title defense with a 5-0 win at West Ham United on Saturday, in a game which saw heavy use of video review.

KATHMANDU, April 21: Defending champions Nepal U-16 cricket team started the title defense with an astounding win of seven wickets against Myanmar U-16 in the ongoing ACC U-16 Eastern Region championship 2019 held at the Prem Tinsulanonda International School Cricket Ground in Chiangmai, Thailand on Saturday.

KAZAN, July 7: Kazan’s official participation in the World Cup was coming to an end on Saturday as the Brazil squad made their way to the airport for the long flight home and their fans consoled each other over beers on the streets of the Tatarstan capital.

Moscow, June 17: Mexico recorded the first shock win of the 2018 World Cup as Hirving Lozano's strike earned a deserved victory over lacklustre champions Germany.

KATHMANDU, June 10: World champions Germany will be looking to defend its title when it kicks off its 2018 FIFA World Cup campaign in hope to break the fate that the earlier two World Cup winners Spain and Italy faced.

BARCELONA, May 21: La Liga champions Barcelona ended their campaign with a 1-0 win at home to Real Sociedad on Sunday thanks to a sensational distance strike from Philippe Coutinho as the Nou Camp paid an emotional farewell to departing captain Andres Iniesta.

Delhi Daredevils defeated Mumbai Indians by 11 runs to knock the defending champions out of IPL 2018.

ROME, May 3: Liverpool reached the Champions League final after riding their luck to contain a fired-up AS Roma in a 4-2 defeat at the Stadio Olimpico on Wednesday that sent them through 7-6 on aggregate.

MADRID, May 2: Holders Real Madrid reached the Champions League final for the third year in a row after Karim Benzema scored twice in a 2-2 draw with wasteful Bayern Munich on Tuesday to win their semi-final, second leg 4-3 on aggregate.

Two men from Rome were arrested by Merseyside Police on suspicion of attempted murder after a man was left with serious injuries following an incident ahead of Liverpool's 5-2 win over Roma at Anfield.

Liverpool want to sign Atletico Madrid goalkeeper Jan Oblak but will have to fork out €100million to meet his buyout clause, according to reports.

LONDON, April 16: A week later than they would have preferred Manchester City were crowned Premier League champions on Sunday as second-placed Manchester United suffered a shock 1-0 home defeat by bottom club West Bromwich Albion.

KATHMANDU, April 10: The cabinet meeting held at Prime Minister’s residence, Baluwatar ordered ministers, political leaders, provincial and local government employees and businesspersons across the country to do their parts to ensure the poorest and deprived children can afford school.

April 2: Liverpool boss Juergen Klopp has vowed “there will be fire” when the Merseyside club faces Manchester City in Wednesday’s Champions League showdown, saying his team, at their best, are capable of defying the odds to reach the semi-finals.

ZURICH, March 27: Players who switch clubs during the course of a season will be allowed to play for both in the Champions League under new rules announced by UEFA on Tuesday.

Minister champions girls education

February 26, 2018 15:55 pm

KATHMANDU, Feb 26: Minister for Women, Children and Social Welfare, Thammaya Thapa Magar, has said the society would see prosperity only after all women were educated.

FEB 21: Argentina icon Lionel Messi denied Chelsea a famous victory with his first goal in nine matches against the Blues to hand Barcelona the edge in this engrossing UEFA Champions League round-of-16 opener.

LONDON, Oct 1: Manchester City stayed ahead of age-old local rivals Manchester United at the top of the Premier League on Saturday with a deserved 1-0 win away to champions Chelsea.

PARIS, September 12: Paris St Germain manager Unai Emery believes his side face increased pressure to deliver success in the Champions League following their transfer splurge ahead of the season.

LIVERPOOL, August 24: Liverpool's appearance in the Champions League will go a long way towards helping the Premier League club attract quality players, manager Juergen Klopp said.

MADRID, August 4: Six Real Madrid players have made UEFA's shortlist for the best footballers in each positional category who played in the Champions League last season, the sport's European governing body said on Friday.

Trepca 89, the first team from Kosovo to enter the Champions League, were first out of the hat as the draw for the opening rounds of the 2017/18 competition took place on Monday, just 16 days after last season's final.

LONDON, June 16: Only Pakistan's mercurial reputation gave anyone pause about its slim-to-none chance of winning the Champions Trophy.

Fakhar Zaman capitalized on a lucky escape to strike a superb 114 and lift Pakistan to a commanding total of 338 for four in the Champions Trophy final against arch-rivals India at The Oval on Sunday.

BIRMINGHAM, June 16: India coasted into a Champions Trophy final against fierce rival Pakistan by beating Bangladesh by nine wickets on Thursday, guided by an elegant century by Rohit Sharma and a surprising bowling performance by part-time spinner Kedar Jadhav.

BIRMINGHAM, June 15: India is set to use an unchanged team for the Champions Trophy semifinal match against Bangladesh after what captain Virat Kohli called a "complete performance" in the winner-take-all group game against South Africa.

LONDON, June 12: India strolled into the Champions Trophy semifinals after routing South Africa for 191 at The Oval on Sunday.

BIRMINGHAM, June 11: Australia was eliminated from the Champions Trophy by its fiercest cricketing rival as Ben Stokes smashed a career-best 102 not out in England's rain-affected 40-run win at Edgbaston on Saturday.

LONDON, June 9: Unheralded Sri Lanka sprung the highest successful run chase in Champions Trophy history by stunning India by seven wickets at The Oval on Thursday.

English champions Chelsea earned 150.8 million pounds from the Premier League this season while bottom side Sunderland were paid more than Leicester City got as title winners last year thanks to a new broadcast contract.

LONDON, May 22: Arsene Wenger's proud record is over: Arsenal has failed to qualify for the Champions League for the first time in 20 years.

With the title and relegation issues decided, three teams will scrap for the two remaining Champions League places on the final day of the Premier League season on Sunday.

French telecoms operator SFR Group has beaten Vivendi's pay-TV Canal Plus and Qatari-controlled beIN Sports channels in gaining the rights to broadcast Champions League football matches until 2021 in France.

MADRID, May 11: Atletico Madrid gave its passionate fans hope early on, but in the end it was city rival Real Madrid that celebrated a return to the Champions League final.

TURIN, May 10: Dani Alves proved his critics wrong as he inspired Juventus to a 2-1 win over Monaco on Tuesday to send the Italian club to its second Champions League final in three years.

LIVERPOOL, May 3: Liverpool must maintain their focus and get results in their three remaining Premier League games as they fight for a top four finish to play in the Champions League next season, goalkeeper Simon Mignolet has said.

Arsenal's season will end as a "big disappointment" if they fail to finish in the Premier League top-four and secure Champions League qualification, goalkeeper Petr Cech has said.

NYON, April 21: Defending champion Real Madrid will meet city rival Atletico Madrid in the semifinals of the Champions league in a rematch of last season's final.

MADRID, April 19: With a hat trick that made him the first player to score 100 Champions League goals, Cristiano Ronaldo led Real Madrid to a 4-2 win over 10-man Bayern Munich after extra time on Tuesday and put the defending champions back in the semifinals.

BARCELONA, April 18: Barcelona has already pulled off a seemingly impossible comeback to stay alive in the Champions League. Now they must do it all over again.

KATHMANDU, April 17: Two departmental teams--Tribhuvan Army Club and Armed Police Force-have lifted the men's and women's titles of the RBB NVA National Women's and Men's League Volleyball on Monday.

KATHMANDU, March 27: Bangladeshi players dominated the Asian Zonal 3.2 Chess Championship as GM Mollah Abdullah Al Rakib and WIM Hamid Rani were crowned the champions in the men's and women's categories respectively on Monday.

LISBON, Feb 15: Borussia Dortmund squandered chance after chance, including a second-half penalty, before slumping to a 1-0 defeat at Benfica in their first leg match of the Champions League's Round of 16 on Tuesday.

MADRID, Feb 14: The knockout stage of the Champions League begins today with Barcelona looking to extend its successful record against Paris Saint-Germain, and defending champion Real Madrid trying to confirm its favoritism over Napoli.

Times, Xavier crowned champions

November 30, 2016 20:58 pm

KATHMANDU, Nov 30: Times International College and Xavier International College have won the boys' and girls' titles respectively in the First Rosebud Rosebud Valley-wide Inter-school Basketball Tournament on Wednesday.

Family of badminton champions

November 25, 2016 02:05 am

KATHMANDU, Nov 25: Tamang siblings Nangsal Devi, Ratna Jeet and Sara Devi are well known name in national badminton fraternity since almost half a decade. Nangsal and Ratna are the current national champions in women's and men's section. Sara is the former national champion and is out of action since a year due to knee injury. She went under the knife seven months back and is currently nursing her injury.

GENEVA, Nov 23: The first 12-goal game in 25 Champions League seasons took the spotlight from Real Madrid and Juventus advancing to the Round of 16 on Tuesday.

KATHMANDU, Nov 16: Nepali footballers who clinched the title of AFC Solidarity Cup, the first official international title in 23 years, received a heroic welcome upon their arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA) on Wednesday night.

GENEVA, Nov 2: Four teams, including five-time winner Bayern Munich, sealed early places in the Champions League knockout rounds on Tuesday.

NYON, Oct 21: The Champions League final could be contested outside Europe for the first time, new UEFA President Aleksander Ceferin said Thursday.