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  • Football finally came home… to France

    Kathmandu,July 16: When England hosted the 1996 European Championships, a song by Frank Skinner, David Baddiel and the Lightning Seeds inspired the popular chant: “football’s coming home”. Ahead of England’s World Cup semi-final defeat by Croatia, many fans were again talking about football coming home. But were they right to do so? After all, there is a chance that football will still be coming home – despite England’s elimination. Given their team’s recent performances and their country’s role in...

    Japan make history with World Cup win against 10-man Colombia

    Russia, June 20 : Yuya Osako exacted sweet revenge for Japan on Tuesday as the Blue Samurai beat Colombia 2-1, becoming the first Asian side ever to beat a South American team at the World Cup. Osako’s 73rd-minute winner meant the Japanese avenged their 4-1 mauling in the group stages of Brazil 2014 as Colombia played with a man down for 86 minutes in Saransk. After leaving Brazil without a win four years ago, Japan made a dream start...

    Predicting the World Cup winner: An engineer’s working guide

      As a civil engineer, I’m fascinated by predictions of who will win the FIFA World Cup finals in Russia, seeing that we use predictions on a regular basis in engineering. For the finals, there’s a wide variety of forecasts. In addition to armchair fans’ predictions, there are those by the seasoned football experts. Then there are the predictions based on betting tips. In a completely different class are the quirky animal “predictions” that belong between inverted commas. The most famous was...

    ICC includes Nepal for ODI teams ranking

    Kathmandu, June 1 (RSS): Nepal has been included in the International Cricket Council (ICC)’s ranking for one day international (ODI) teams. According to the ICC, the Netherlands, Scotland and the United Arab Emirates including Nepal have been included in the ODI ranking teams effective from today. With this decision, the number of countries in the ICC ODI teams has reached 16. Nepal got the ICC’s ODI recognition as its Associate nation after it secured its place in the top-three...

    Six including former national football player arrested over IPL betting

    Kathmandu, May 29 Police have arrested six persons, including a former national footballer, for their alleged involvement in betting during the Indian Premier League (IPL), on Tuesday morning. A team deployed by the Kathmandu Metropolitan Range arrested former footballer Anjan KC, Gaurav Tiwari, Dinesh Bogati, Narendra Suwal, and Bijay Shrestha among others this morning. SSP Bishworaj Pokharel, Chief of the range said, “Six persons, including former footballer Anjan KC were arrested on the charge of betting in the IPL. They...

    Pulsar Sports Award: Cricket dominates as Sandeep, Paras, Karan all win awards

    Kathmandu, May 17: Cricket dominated as Nepal’s cricket sensation Sandeep Lamichhane bagged best youth player, captain Paras Khadka bagged best male player and coach Jagat Tamata won the best coach award during the Pulsar Sports Award award organised by the Nepal Sports Journalists Forum on Thursday. The award categories include Male and Female Player of the Year, Coach of the Year, Youth Player of the Year, Lifetime Achievement, Para-athlete, Special, and People’s Choice. Paras Khadka who helped Nepal get an ODI...

    NSJF Pulsar Sports Award: Sandeep Lamichhane nominated in two more categories

    Kathmandu, May 14: The Nepal Sports Journalists Forum today announced names of nominees for four categories of the NSJF Pulsar Sports Award, 2074. NSJF announced today that national cricket team’s Paras Khadka and Sandeep Lamichhane, badminton player Dipesh Dhami, judoka Indra Bahadur Shrestha and golfer Tanka Bahadur Karki have been nominated in the Best Male Player category. Cricketers Dipendra Singh Airee and Sandeep Lamichhane, footballer Dinesh Henjan, judo player Manita Shrestha Pradhan and boxer Punam Rawal have been nominated...

    Sixth Turkish Airlines World Golf Cup plays at Gokarna Forest Resort

    Kathmandu, May 13: Turkish Airlines, a global leader in civil aviation, brought its ever-growing Turkish Airlines World Golf Cup to Gokarna Forest Resort Kathmandu on the 12thMay 2018. Turkish Airlines is committed to the vision of sporting competition and trusts in its ability to unite people from different nations.The Golf cup event was well supported by the local business community at Gokarna Forest Resort.   Madhav Acharya won the competition with 43 points and he will be performing in...

    Sandeep Lamichhane’s ‘impressive’ IPL debut

    Kathmandu,May 13:Nepali leg spinner Saneep Lamichhane took his maiden wicket on debut for Delhi Daredevils against Royal Challengers Bangalore in Indian Premier League late Saturday night. Lamichhne picked his first wicket in IPL on the fourth ball of his second over, reports The Kathmandu Post. The 17-year-old cricketer made headlines in the media after he was signed by Delhi Daredevils for INR two million at the auction held in January.

    Wrestlers selected for Asian Games

    Kathmandu, May 10 : The wrestlers to represent Nepal in the 18th Asian Games to be held in Indonesia from coming August 18 to September 2 have been selected. Three men wrestlers have been selected for the games. They were selected from a qualifying competition held at the International Sports Arena in Satdobato. Accordingly, Bhagwat Shah (57 kg) from Nepal Police, Saroj Yadav (65 kg) from Parsa and Suresh Chunara (74) kg from Kanchanpur have been selected. (RSS)

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