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Month: August 2017

Barcelona wins Chapecoense 5-0
Football, International

Barcelona wins Chapecoense 5-0

Barcelona (Agency) - Spanish Club Barcelona won Chapecoense 5-0 in the Joan Gamper Trophy on Sunday. Gerard Deulofeu had given Barcelona the lead in the 6th minute of the match following Ivan Rakitic's good move inside the box. Sergio Busquets then doubled the lead in the 10th minute with a 25-yard long shot straight into the top corner. Then, Lionel Messi made the score 3-0 in the 28th minute. Barcelona further added two goals in the second half. Luis Suarez scored in the 55th minute while substitute Denis Suarez scored the final goal for Barcelona. This was Barcelona's 40th Joan Gamper Cup win out of 52 edition played so far. The match was played as a tribute to the 71 people from Chapecoense who had lost their lives in a plane crash in November. Chapecoense had accepted Barcelona's ...
Open Judo Championship from August 11
Judo, Martial Art

Open Judo Championship from August 11

Kathmandu (Hamro Khelkud) - Nepal Judo Association will be organising the eighth edition of Ambika Bahadur Chhetri Memorial Open Judo Championship from August 11 to 13. The three-day long championship, which will be held at the Lumbini Hall in Satdobato, will see Men and Women taking part in eight age group categories each. The men’s category will feature below-55kg, below-60kg, below-66kg, below-73kg, below-81kg, below-90kg, below-100kg and above-100kg weight categories, while women judokas will compete in below-44kg, below-48kg, below-52kg, below-57kg, below-63kg, below-70kg, below-78kg and above-78kg weight sections. Along with 11 districts, three departments and other teams will take part in the tournament. According to the Association President Dipak Harsha Bajracharya, if there a...
Golden Gate and Prime win NeBA President Cup
Basketball

Golden Gate and Prime win NeBA President Cup

Kathmandu (Hamro Khelkud) - Golden Gate 'B' and Prime 'D' won the NeBA President Cup 3X3 National Level Basketball tournament for men's and women's categories respectively. Golden Gate 'B' defeated Golden Gate 'A' 21-20 in the men's final held at the National Sports Council's Covered Hall in Tripureshwor. For the winning team, Ashim Shrestha and Rajiv Joshi scored 7 points each, while Bikram Dangol scored 5 points and Anish Shahi scored 2 points. The winning team received a cash prize of 40 thousand Rupees while the Runner-up team received 20 thousand Rupees. In the women's final, Prime 'D' won Prime 'A' with a score of 13-11. Lunibha Singh scored 10 points, while Srijana Giri and Yeti Chhetri scored 2 points and 1 point respectively for Prime 'D'. Prime 'D' received a cash prize of 30 ...
Alexis Sanchez out for 2 weeks
football, International

Alexis Sanchez out for 2 weeks

 London (Agency) - Arsenal and Chile forward Alexis Sanchez is set to remain out injured for two weeks after suffering abdominal strain during training. Sanchez is likely to miss Arsenal's Premier League matches against Leicester City and Stoke City. Speaking on the injury, Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger said he could miss the opening two games. "He had a scan two days ago and he's out for a while - we don't know if it is two weeks or one more week, but he will not be available. We think he will not play at Stoke." Alexis Sanchez has less than a year left on his contract with Arsenal. Arsene Wenger, when asked the possibilities of a new contract for Sanchez, said- "All is possible you know. When a player goes into the final year of their contract we will try to extend the contract b...
List of Nepal’s friendly matches in Japan
Football

List of Nepal’s friendly matches in Japan

Kathmandu (Hamro Khelkud) - Nepal is on the tour of Japan for the preparation of next month's AFC Asian Cup Qualifier match against Tajikistan. Nepal had arrived in Japan on Friday and had started their training on the very day. According to team captain Anil Gurung, the Nepali team held a training session today as well. Nepal will be playing against Clubs, University and age group teams in their Japan tour from August 13 to 16. Nepal is scheduled to play more friendly matches in their preparation for the Asian Cup Qualifier match compared to last time. Nepal will be playing Tajikistan in the third game of Asian Cup Qualifiers next month. Nepal will play against J-league club Gamba Osaka's U-23 team on Sunday. As per the information provided by All Nepal Football Association (ANFA), th...
Barcelona sign Paulinho
Football, International

Barcelona sign Paulinho

Barcelona (Agency) - Spanish club Barcelona completed the signing of Guangzhou Evergrande midfielder Paulinho in a £36.5m deal. The midfielder was bought by Guangzhou Evergrande from Tottenham Hotspur in 2015 at a fee of £10m.   Playing two seasons at the English Club, the 29-year old midfielder had scored 11 goals in 67 matches. After failing to impress Mauricio Pochettino, Paulinho had agreed to a move to China. In spite of the lengthy rumours of his move to Barcelona, the deal had taken much time due to the agreement in the transfer amount. Now, Paulinho will be looking to cement his place in the Brazilian lineup for the upcoming World Cup. Barcelona are chasing another Brazilian midfielder Philippe Coutinho of Liverpool. But, Liverpool remain desperate to hold Coutinho at the M...
New Diamond felicitate players
general, Volleyball

New Diamond felicitate players

Kathmandu (Hamro Khelkud) - New Diamond Academy, who have made their own name in Nepali Women's Volleyball, honored their former players in a farewell program on Saturday. All the players from New Diamond school who have played at the National level since the establishment of the academy were felicitated. The list of players to be honored included national players like Pratibha Mali, Kripa Adhikari and Manisha Lama. Nepal Volleyball Association Vice President and Sher Bahadur Memorial Trust President Ranjan Khadka, Nepal Volleyball Association Treasurer Sun Keshari Mali, and Principal and Coach Kumar Rai among others felicitated the players in the program.
Arhanta and Bhawana win consecutive Squash titles
squash

Arhanta and Bhawana win consecutive Squash titles

 Kathmandu (Hamro Khelkud) - Former champions Arhanta Keshar Singh and Bhawana Sunuwar won the 2nd Dhan Laxmi Maharjan Memorial National Squash Tournament. Arhanta and Bhawana defended their titles winning their singles final on Saturday. Arhanta defended his title by defeating Amrit Thapa Magar in a straight set of 13-11, 12-10, 11-5 in the Men's Singles Final. Arhanta received a cash prize of 18 thousand Rupees while Amrit received 10 thousand Rupees. Likewise, Bhawana won Krishna Thapa 6-11, 11-7, 11-2, 11-7 to defend her title. Bhawana and Krishna received 11 thousand and 6 thousand Rupees respectively. Gopal Thapa defeated Salim Thapa Magar 11-2, 8-11, 11-3, 11-3 in the U-15 Boys Singles to win the gold medal. Earlier, Amir Blon had won the title in U-19 boys singles. In the above...
Samrakshak and Prerana win double golds
Lwan Tennis

Samrakshak and Prerana win double golds

 Kathmandu (Hamro Khelkud) - National champion Samrakshak Bhusan Bajracharya and Prerana Koirala won their respective U-16 Singles title in the 1st ANLTA-JTI National Junior Tennis Tournament in Satdobato on Sunday. In the boys final between Samrakshak and Pranav Khanal, Pranav got injured when the match was tied on a set each. Pranav won the first set 6-1 but he lost the second set 6-3 before withdrawing the match through retired hurt. Earlier, Samrakshak had also bagged the U-18 Singles title. Likewise, Prerana won Saloni Tamang 6-1, 6-3 to claim her second gold in the tournament. Prerana had defeated Saloni in the U-14 Girls Single final as well. The tournament, which was organised by All Nepal Lawn Tennis Association, included male and female singles for U-8, U-9, U-10, U-12, U-14,...
Aruna and Kumar win best player in Kaski NSJF Award
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Aruna and Kumar win best player in Kaski NSJF Award

Kaski (Hamro Khelkud) - Volleyball player Aruna Shahi and Lawn tennis player Kumar Adhikari won the best players in female and male categories respectively in the 2nd Pokhara Sports Award. The second edition of the award, organised by Nepal Sports Journalist Forum in coordination with the Pokhara branch, saw Aruna leaving behind Sushmi Shrestha (Karate) and Tika Maya Gurung (Weightlifting) to win the award. Aruna was also nominated for the same award last year. She had played a vital role when Nepal stood second in the Central Zone Volleyball. Meanwhile, she was also announced as the best server in the RR-NVA League Volleyball and had won the bronze for the Western Region in 7th National Games. She had also achieved the second position in Srijana Aamantran Volleyball and the third posit...