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  • Nadal and Del Potro ready to deliver semi-final fireworks

    SEP 8 NEW YORK: Juan Martin del Potro and Rafa Nadal are still expected to produce some spectacular fireworks at the US Open on Friday, even if it was not the semi-final many fans had been hoping for. Argentine del Potro ruined the potential Nadal showdown with Roger Federer in the semi-final with a superb defeat of the Swiss maestro on Wednesday.   Del Potro and Nadal have met 13 times but many fans will look to their clash at...

    Competition tough in Female PoY award

    Sep 7, 2017-Kanchi Maya Koju, a long distance runner, had a memorable year winning multiple titles and the 36-year-old veteran is one of the five nominees selected for the Pulsar Sports Award’s Female Player of the Year (PoY). Along with the Nepal Armed Police Force (APF) runner Koju, shuttler Nangsal Devi Tamang, archer Gyanu Awale, footballer Sabitra Bhandari and another athlete Saraswati Bhattarai of Tribhuvan Army Club (TAC) are other contenders for the award. Also nominated for the People’s...

    Late Wood goal earns US 1-1 draw with Honduras

    Sep 6:A late equaliser from substitute Bobby Wood earned the United States a valuable point after a 1-1 draw against Honduras in a World Cup qualifier in San Pedro Sula on Tuesday. A well-taken first half goal from Honduras midfielder Romell Quioto gave the hosts a chance to earn all three points in front of an enthusiastic crowd on a typically humid afternoon at the Estadio Olimpico Metropolitano.   Striker Wood, however, popped up in the 85th minute to...

    We will play for win, says Koji

    Lalitpur, September 5 Nepal national football team head coach Gyotoku Koji said his side would go for a win when they face Tajikistan in the AFC Asian Cup Qualifiers match here at the ANFA Complex grounds on Tuesday. Nepal, who are in Group F along with Tajikistan, Philippines and Yemen, are playing their second home match of the Qualifiers. Nepal played a goalless draw against Yemen in June after facing a 4-1 defeat at the hands of Philippines in...

    Brave Luxembourg hold France to draw in World Cup qualifier

    September 04, 2017 TOULOUSE: Luxembourg resisted bravely under sustained pressure to hold France to a 0-0 draw in a World Cup qualifier on Sunday. Les Bleus, who had thrashed the Netherlands 4-0 on Thursday, created many opportunities and hit the woodwork twice but had to be content with a draw that puts them one point clear at the top of Group A with 17 points from eight games. Sweden are second one point back after beating Belarus 4-0 earlier on...

    Sudurpaschim – 11 defeats Chitwan – 11

    Chitwan, Sept 3: The Sudurpaschim – 11 have won the first match under the national level football tournament ‘Jaycees Cup – 2074’ on Sunday. Sudurpaschim netted four goals to defeat Chitwan – 11 which failed to score a goal. The team has now entered the semi finals. The Bijaya Youth Hetauda and Friends Club Kathmandu will compete in today’s match, according to organizers. RSS

    Barkley snubs Chelsea in dramatic end to deadline day

    Sept 1:  LONDON: Chelsea suffered a dramatic late blow on transfer deadline day when Everton midfielder Ross Barkley rejected a move to the Premier League champions after travelling to their training ground for a medical. On a day of frenetic spending that took the Premier League total to a record far above one billion pounds ($1.29 billion), Antonio Conte’s side also missed out on two of their other targets – Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and Fernando Llorente.   England midfielder Oxlade-Chamberlain signed...

    Nat’l Street Child League from Sept 6

    Aug 31, 2017- Shelter Ashraya Nepal is organising the National Street Child Football League from September 6-8 in Kathmandu. The event will be participated in by 14 teams from 15 institutions that have been giving shelter to street children or orphans. The three-day U-17 tournament will serve as players’ selection for the upcoming Street Child World Cup to be held in Moscow, Russia from May 19-27. According to the organisers, nine best players will be picked up from the...

    Bangladesh talisman Shakib backs words with action in Dhaka

    August 31, DHAKA: Shakib Al Hasan stayed true to his word after his all-round excellence helped secure Bangladesh’s maiden test victory against Australia at the Shere Bangla National Stadium on Wednesday. Australia skipper Steve Smith was among those bemused by Shakib’s pre-series assertions that a modest Bangladesh were capable of beating Australia 2-0 in the home series. Shakib showed how it was done, scoring 84 in the first innings and claiming a 10-wicket match haul as Bangladesh won inside four days...

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