KATHMANDU, Jan 28: Kobe Bryant- Two powerful words in sports, yes not just in the sport of basketball, but the whole wide world of sports. The name and the man had a lasting impact on the lives of so many around the world.

WELLINGTON, Jan 26: India’s bowlers highlighted the balance of their side as they set up an easy seven-wicket win over New Zealand in the second Twenty20 international at Eden Park in Auckland on Sunday to take a 2-0 lead in the five-match series.

KATHMANDU, Jan 26: New Zealand has won the toss in the 2nd T20 International match, being played at the Eden Park ground in Auckland, New Zealand. The Kiwis will be looking to post a big total to help put up a strong contest against the impressive Indian team, after their loss in the first match of the series.

VALENCIA, Jan 26: La Liga champions Barcelona were beaten 2-0 away to Valencia on Saturday for their first defeat in three games under new coach Quique Setien.

LONDON, Jan 26: Leicester edged into the FA Cup fifth round as Kelechi Iheanacho's early goal sealed a 1-0 win at second tier Brentford on Saturday.

BENGALURU, Jan 22: Shikhar Dhawan has been ruled out of India’s tour of New Zealand with a shoulder injury, the country’s cricket board (BCCI) said on Tuesday.

Mahato shines with ball in 172-run win

January 22, 2020 09:53 am

KATHMANDU, Jan 22: Cricket Association of Nepal (CAN) President XI registered a whopping win of 172 runs against Malaysia Secretary XI in the second practice match played at Pokhara Stadium’s cricket ground in Pokhara on Tuesday.

LIVERPOOL, Jan 18: Liverpool have been handed a double injury boost ahead of their Premier League meeting against Manchester United on Sunday with defender Joel Matip and midfielder Fabinho both fit, manager Juergen Klopp said on Friday.

Malaysia XI decimates Gandaki Province

January 14, 2020 10:43 am

KATHAMANDU, Jan 14: Malaysia Selection XI produced an improved performance to decimate Gandaki Province by 192 runs during the Manmohan Memorial National One-Day Cricket Tournament (MM Cup) match being held in Sunsari on Monday.

KATHMANDU, Jan 11: Nepal Basketball League Pvt Ltd (NBL) on Friday roped in popular sports apparel producers Li-Ning as the title sponsor for the upcoming Nepal Basketball League (NBL) 3X3 West on Friday. The basketball tournament starts on January 14 at the Pokhara Stadium and will be held over three different cities of the western part of the country. NBL has already organized NBL 3X3 East.

London, Jan 10: Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta does not expect the club to make any major signings in the January transfer window but said he is hopeful captain Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang will sign a contract extension.

KATHMANDU, Jan 10: Former Nepal U-19 international Hasim Ansari and wicket-keeper-batsman Suraj Patel shared an unbeaten partnership of 118 runs to help Province 2 secure 8-wicket rout of Karnali Province during the eighth day of Manmohan Memorial National One-Day Cup Tournament being held in Sunsari on Thursday.

KATHMANDU, Jan 10: It was a tale of a bridge of difference between the two departmental teams on the last day of the fifth round matches on Thursday as Tribhuvan Army Club shot its way to the top of the ongoing Qatar Airways Martyr’s Memorial A-Division League, while Armed Police Force (APF) Club lost yet another match and is languishing in 11th place.

NEW DELHI, Jan 8: India captain Virat Kohli orchestrated yet another successful chase as his team thrashed Sri Lanka by seven wickets in the second Twenty20 International to go 1-0 up in the three-match series in Indore on Tuesday.

BRESCIA, Italy, Jan 6: Two goals from Serie A’s leading scorer Ciro Immobile, the second in stoppage time, gave third-placed Lazio a dramatic 2-1 win at 10-man Brescia on Sunday as they chalked up their ninth successive league victory.

MUMBAI, Jan 6: The first of the three Twenty20 internationals between India and Sri Lanka at Guwahati was called off due to rain on Sunday.

10 players to watch in 2020

January 1, 2020 11:20 am

KATHMANDU, Jan 1: The decade in Nepali sports ended with a lot of ups and downs, but certainly the 51 gold medals it won in the 13th South Asian Games, that concluded December, has given a sense of belief that it could achieve similar feats in the upcoming events.

KATHMANDU, Jan 1: Chyasal Youth Club has lost two matches in a row despite presenting a strong challenge in the  first two matches of the Qatar Airways Martyr's Memorial ‘A’ Division League as it suffered a 2-0 defeat at the hands of Jawalakhel Youth Club in Lalitpur on Tuesday.

KATHMANDU, Dec 31: As the year 2019 draws to a close, let’s look at some of the sporting moments from the year which had a lasting memory and meaningful impact on sports fans all around the world. This year had it all in the world of sports, World cup year for Cricket and Rugby, which was as enthralling and nail-biting as had been suggested pre-tournament in both cases. Also, there was the Women’s Football World Cup, which witnessed more viewership and fan presence than ever before.

Premier League talking points

December 31, 2019 11:15 am

MANCHESTER, England Dec 31 : The following are three talking points from the weekend’s Premier League action:

KATHMANDU, Dec 31:  Leader's Manang Marshyangdi Club missed a chance to pull three points clear of second-placed Machhindra Club as it was held to a 1-1 draw by struggler Friends Club in the ongoing Qatar Airways Martyr’s Memorial A-Division League in Lalitpur on Monday.

LONDON, Dec 30: Arsenal’s misfiring Mesut Ozil got a boost on Sunday from their new manager Mikel Arteta who expressed confidence in the way the German playmaker was training and performing on the pitch.

MANCHESTER, England, Dec 30: Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola declared the VAR video review system a “big mess” on Sunday after a weekend which saw a series of controversial decisions from the system.

LONDON, Dec 30: West Ham United have reappointed David Moyes as head coach on an 18-month deal to replace the sacked Manuel Pellegrini and help them move away from the bottom half of the table, the struggling Premier League club said on Sunday.

KATHMANDU, Dec 29: The third round of New Diamond Cup Open National Women’s Volleyball Tournament will be held from January 8 to 11 at Dhorpatan Sports Club grounds in Kathmandu.

LONDON, Dec 29: Andy Murray has withdrawn from next month’s Australian Open because of a pelvic injury, the three-time Grand Slam champion’s management team announced on Saturday.

MELBOURNE, Dec 29: Australia paceman Peter Siddle has announced his retirement from international cricket at the age of 35 after taking 221 wickets in a distinguished 67-test career.

Bengaluru, Dec 29: India’s veteran tennis player Leander Paes announced on Wednesday that 2020 would be his “farewell year” as a professional before he hangs up his racket.

PRETORIA, Dec 29: A battling 77 not out from Rory Burns on Saturday gave England a fighting chance of improbable success as they need 255 more runs for victory in the first test against South Africa at Centurion Park.

LONDON, Dec 29: West Ham United sacked manager Manuel Pellegrini on Saturday after a 2-1 home defeat by Leicester City put the Foxes’ distant pursuit of Premier League leaders Liverpool back on track.

WASHINGTON, Dec 29: Serena Williams dominated the decade, on the court and in conversation.

KATHMANDU, DEC 27: There were no major surprises as BCCI announced its squads for the Sri Lanka T20 series and the ODI series against the Aussies from Down Under.

KATHMANDU, Dec 25: The 7th edition of the COAS invitational international women's football tournament that was hosted by the Nepal Army, was concluded at the Nepal Army headquarters’ ground, by COAS General Purna Chandra Thapa, amidst a grand closing ceremony.

AP, December 25: A six-pack of Christmas nuggets to know going into this year’s slate of showcase NBA games on the holiday: Boston at Toronto, Milwaukee at Philadelphia, Houston at Golden State, the Los Angeles Clippers at the Los Angeles Lakers and New Orleans at Denver.

KATHMANDU, Dec 24: Minister for Youth and Sports Jagat Bahadur Bishwakarma has said Nepal achieved an expected progress in sports.

Kathmandu, Dec 23:  As the premier league approaches its annual Boxing Day clashes, this weekend’s action drew to a unexpected close on Sunday.

Charting future for sports

December 21, 2019 08:45 am

With the South Asian Games (SAG) over, it is high time we reflected on the achievements of Nepal and started a conversation to chart a roadmap for the future of sports in the country. It is an exciting time for the sports in the country as athletes with zero or very little support from the government won the highest number of gold medals ever in South Asian level.  Throughout the games, you could see sheer joy and excitement in the streets, something so contagious that also got hold of those folks that are normally dismissive or simply uninterested of anything related to sports.

Kathmandu, Dec 17:  On the back of a series loss in the recently concluded T20 series to the hosts, the West Indian team inspired by a strong captain in Pollard, and game winning hundreds from Shai Hope and Shimron Hetmeyer, managed to shock the home team and the stun the crowd at a packed M.A Chidambaram stadium, in Chennai on Sunday.

KATHMANDU, Dec 15: Having won their last eight league games, nine including victory in the Carabao cup over Burton Albion, a run which has seen them overtake reigning champions Manchester City and emerge as Liverpool's chief rivals in the race for the English Premier league title.

Double gold medalist honored

December 15, 2019 12:45 pm

Madhyapur, December 15: The Madhyapur Thimi municipality has honoured double gold medallist Mandekaji Shrestha. A resident of ward no. 4 of the municipality, Shrestha was honoured with a cash prize of Rs. 555,555 and a letter of citation.

Reason to cheer for Nepal

December 12, 2019 09:48 am

The 13th South Asian Games (SAG), which concluded on Tuesday, has given Nepal many reasons to celebrate but this is also the moment for the country to reflect on where we have failed to give proper boost to sports sector, if we are to maintain this progress record and if we are to make this sector shine further in the future.

Chance to end 20-year wait for gold

December 9, 2019 09:03 am

LALITPUR, Dec 9: Nepal will have a chance to end the 20 years of excruciating wait for the boxing glory when nine  boxers go into the ring on Monday and Tuesday.

KATHMANDU, Nov 30: The winner of Martyr’s Memorial A-Division League 2018-19 season Manang Marsyangdi Club and Chyasal Football Club have walked out of the official tie-sheet draw program hosted by All Nepal Football Association (ANFA) in ANFA Complex on Friday.

Valley cities go for more fitness spaces

November 21, 2019 08:34 am

KATHMANDU, Nov 21: Keeping the health and well-being of the public in mind, all metropolitan cities and municipalities in Kathmandu Valley have started going for fitness spaces and public parks in their respective areas.

Together for sports

November 10, 2019 00:00 am

The upcoming South Asian Games will be an opportunity not only to build and renovate infrastructures. More athletes will benefit from this

NEW DELHI, Nov 5: Once touted as the ‘next big thing’, Rohit Sharma’s test outings have been curtailed by injury, inconsistency and India’s quality lineup, so now that he has another chance to fulfil his potential he has no intention of taking his foot off the pedal.

I might not be a very great fan of football but I really like the vibes of our country when world cup comes in because of the emotions people attach to the game and the warmth they share with each other.

BARCELONA, Sept 16: Barcelona captain Lionel Messi will be part of the squad to face Borussia Dortmund in the Champions League on Tuesday as he prepares to make his comeback from injury.

KATHMANDU, Sept 10: Although having suffered a humiliating loss to Kuwait in its first match of second-round qualifiers of FIFA World Cup, Nepal on Tuesday thrashed Chiese Taipei 2-0 in a match held at Taipei Athletic Stadium.

Nepal announces squad for ACC U-19

August 22, 2019 14:47 pm

KATHMANDU, Aug 22: A 15-member Nepali cricket squad has been announced on Thursday for the upcoming ACC U-19 Asia Cup Cricket which starts from September 5.