Category: Sports

Times triumph

BUTWAL: Times Club won the Butwal-leg title of the Li-Ning 3X3 West here on Saturday. Times defeated New Horizon 14-11 in the final of the 3X3 basketball tournament. Both the teams earned berths in the Li-Ning 3X3 West finals where they will meet Pokhara-leg qualifiers Kaski and Ramghat along with two teams from Dhangadhi. The Dhangadhi-leg tournament is slated for January 20. The six qualifiers…

APF, TAC win

KATHMANDU: Nepal APF Club and Tribhuvan Army Club registered victories in the women’s section matches of the RBB-NVA National Club Volleyball Championship here at the NSC covered hall on Saturday. Bishnu Basnet of Nayabazar Social Youth Club attempts a spiker against RG Volleyball Group during their RBB-NVA National Women’s /Men’s Volleyball Club Championship at NSC covered hall, Tripureshwor in Kathmandu on Saturday. Photo: Udipt Singh…

TAC beat departmental rivals NPC, defend title

Sunsari, January 18 Tribhuvan Army Club defended the title of the Manmohan Memorial National One-Day Cricket Tournament here at the Inaruwa grounds today. TAC defeated departmental rivals Nepal Police Club by 99 runs in the final of the second edition. Put into bat first, the Armymen were bowled out for 184 runs in 48.5 overs before packing NPC for a paltry 99 runs with 152…

Sherpa, Tamang win

KATHMANDU: Chhiring Sherpa won the men’s section title of the third Inter-college Sport Climbing Tournament here on Saturday. Sherpa came first in the Top Rope category with 14 holds in 47 seconds at the Kathmandu Sport Climbing Centre, finishing ahead of Ronak Upreti (13 holds in 32 seconds) and Suresh Tamang (13 holds in one minute and 23 seconds). In women’s section, Bimala Tamang, Devika…

Manang share spoils with Three Star; NPC triumph

Kathmandu, January 18 Defending champions Manang Marshyangdi Club and Ruslan Three Star Club settled for a 2-2 draw in the Qatar Airways Martyrs Memorial A Division League here at the Dasharath Stadium today. Anjan Bista scored twice for MMC, while TSC’s new recruit Lal Rammavra of India netted a brace as both the teams failed to preserve their leads in the thrilling seventh-round encounter. MMC’s…

Dortmund’s Haaland sparkles with hat-trick on debut

BERLIN: Borussia Dortmund’s new signing Erling Haaland scored a sensational hat-trick in 23 minutes on his debut to help his team come from two goals down and beat Augsburg 5-3 on Saturday as the Bundesliga resumed after the winter break. Norwegian teenager Haaland, who joined only weeks ago from Red Bull Salzburg for a reported 20 million euros ($22.18 million), scored his first goal with…

Last-gasp Hayden header earns Newcastle dramatic win over Chelsea

NEWCASTLE: Newcastle United claimed a first win in their last five Premier League games in dramatic style as Isaac Hayden headed a last-gasp winner to seal a 1-0 victory over top-four chasing Chelsea at St James’ Park on Saturday. Chances were few and far between in the first half, with Newcastle’s struggling striker Joelinton going closest, heading against the crossbar. After the break, Willian fired…

Casemiro double as Real see off Sevilla, who rage against VAR

MADRID: Real Madrid midfielder Casemiro produced a performance worthy of a top striker by scoring twice in a 2-1 win for Zinedine Zidane’s side over Sevilla on Saturday that took them top of La Liga for at least 24 hours. Sevilla, however, were left fuming by the decision to rule out a first-half header from Luuk de Jong from a corner after a VAR review…

Rabada ban is cause for concern, says South Africa coach Boucher

PORT ELIZABETH: South African coach Mark Boucher said he was concerned about the disciplinary regulations in cricket which led to fast bowler Kagiso Rabada being handed a one-match ban due to his overexuberant celebration during the third test against England. Rabada was fined and handed a demerit point as he was deemed to have been provocative as he loudly celebrated Joe Root’s dismissal on the first day of…

Thapa, Khadka feted

KATHMANDU: Kageshwori Manohara Municipality on Friday felicitated golf coach Dhana Bahadur Thapa and taekwondo referee Ashok Khadka for their achievements in the 13th South Asian Games held in Kathmandu, Pokhara and Janakpur from December 1-10 last year. Thapa was one of the two golf coaches who led Nepal to double gold medal in the regional sporting extravaganza, while Khadka was the referee in the SA…