MOSCOW, June 14: Finally let loose after a year-long diet of international friendlies, hosts Russia roared their World Cup intent to the rafters on Thursday with a 5-0 tournament-opening win over Saudi Arabia.

ILAM, April 20: Goals from Nepal U-16 player Manish Thapa propelled My Valley Football Club to a 3-2 win over Kaski XI in the curtain raiser of the ongoing International Invitational Tuborg My Valley Gold Cup football tournament on Thursday. Thapa bagged a brace, while captain Subhash Rai scored from a penalty to give the host a win.

KATHMANDU, Jan 1: Nepal Police Club (NPC) opened the 16th National Women’s Football League being played under the National Sports Council Championship with a thumping 6-2 win over Central Region on Sunday.

KATHMANDU, Dec 1: Kathmandu Kings XI and Lalitpur Patriots are set to clash in the TVS Everest Premier League Twenty20 cricket tournament’s opener on December 18 at TU Cricket Ground, Kirtipur.

BRISBANE, Nov 27: Australia sealed a dominant 10-wicket victory before lunch on day five of the series-opening Ashes test on Monday, having chased 170 runs without loss in a blow to England’s pride.

JHAPA, Nov 21: The third edition of Mechi Netralaya Kakarbhitta Gold Cup Football Tournament is beginning from Wednesday with Nepal Police Club (NPC) taking on Indian team Subash Chandra Boys Club (SCBC) in the opening match.

KOLKATA, Nov 16: Light rain has delayed the toss and start of play in the first test between India and Sri Lanka at Kolkata’s Eden Gardens on Thursday.

KATHMANDU, Oct 31: Nepal U-19 has suffered defeat in their opening Group A match against host nation Kyrgyzstan for the AFC U-19 championships qualification at Bishkek.

WEMBLEY, August 21: Two goals from Marcos Alonso gave Chelsea a 2-1 victory over Tottenham Hotspur on Sunday in the first-ever Premier League game at Wembley Stadium.

LONDON, August 9: Arsenal forward Alexis Sanchez will miss their first two Premier League games of the season after picking up an abdominal strain in training, manager Arsene Wenger said on Wednesday.

PARIS, August 5:  World record signing Neymar will be treated to a grand welcome ceremony at Paris St Germain's stadium on Saturday but will sit out the French club's Ligue 1 opener after his transfer was not registered in time.

Hosts Russia eased to a 2-0 win over New Zealand on Saturday in the opening match of the Confederations Cup, a tournament seen as a test for the country before it stages next year's World Cup.

Nepal faces Pakistan in opener

March 27, 2017 00:00 am

KATHMANDU, March 27: Nepali national cricket team will open its campaign of the ACC Emerging Teams Asia Cup against the U-23 team of mighty Pakistan on Monday at the Sheikh Kamal Cricket Stadium in Coxs Bazar, Bangladesh.

Sumit stuns IM in chess opener

March 20, 2017 08:41 am

KATHMANDU, March 20: Sumit Panta of Nepal stunned IM Abu Sufian Shakil of Bangladesh in the Asian Zonal 3.2 Chess Championship that kicked off on Sunday in the capital.

Nepal to face UAE in AFC U-23 opener

March 17, 2017 18:32 pm

KATHMANDU, March 17: Nepal is set to begin its AFC U23 2018 qualifiers taking on United Arab Emirates (UAE) in the first group-stage match on July 19. Nepal was drawn in the group D alongside host UAE, Uzbekistan and Lebanon.

KATHMANDU, March 14: Nepali national men's volleyball team will compete against host Maldives, Turkmenistan and Kyrgyzstan in the Asian Central Zone Senior Volleyball Championship to be held in Male from March 22 to 30. The winner and the runner-up of the tournament will book tickets for the second round of the tournament. Nepal will be competing for the third time in the event.

KATHMANDU, March 14: Nepali national men's volleyball team will compete against host Maldives, Turkmenistan and Kyrgyzstan in the Asian Central Zone Senior Volleyball Championship to be held in Male from March 22 to 30.

Nepal meets host Sri Lanka in opener

December 15, 2016 07:40 am

KATHMANDU, Dec 15: Nepal's U-19 cricket team will kick off the ACC U19 Asia Cup facing host Sri Lanka on Thursday. Nepal's coach Binod Das will be looking for a win when the two teams face each other against his former mentor Roy Luke Dias at Nondescripts Cricket Club Ground, Colombo.

BARCELONA, Aug 20: Barcelona defender Javier Mascherano will miss the club's Spanish league opener after he injured his leg on Wednesday.

KATHMANDU, July 16: National Sports Council (NSC) Member Secretary Keshab Kumar Bista on Friday said that the opening ceremony of the 13th South Asian Games will be held at the Dasharath Stadium in Kathmandu.

NCCA wins opener

June 25, 2016 00:00 am

KATHMANDU,June25: NCCA recorded win in the Morgan Cup 12th Women's and 13th Men's National Club Basketball Tournament in women's section that kicked off in Kathmandu on Friday.

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.