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Binod sets world record in Taekwondo

SURKHET:- Binod Thapa, a Taekwondo player from Tikapur of Kailali district, has set the world record in most martial round house kicks in one hour. It is said this is the first time such record has been established in this department of Taekwondo in the world. Thapa kicked for 2,750 times with one..

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Messi to put Barca drama behind him as Argentina seek fast start Tuesday, October 6th, 2020

BUENOS AIRES, (AFP):- Superstar footballer Lionel Messi will take a break from his Barcelona soap opera as he bids to fire Argentina to the World Cup in Qatar and what will probably be his last chance to try to win the coveted trophy. The 33-year-old, a record six-time winner of the Ballon d'Or,..

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DPL Twenty20 Cricket tournament to be postponed Sunday, October 4th, 2020

DHANGADHI:- The Dhangadi Premier League (DPL) Twenty20 Cricket tournament being held in Dhangadi annually will not be held as prescheduled. The tournament has been affected due to the outbreak of the Corona Virus pandemic. It was scheduled to be held from October 24 to November 9. Issuing a press..

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Gandaki State to constitute 25-member sports council Thursday, October 1st, 2020

KASKI:- The Gandaki State Assembly has passed the State Sports Development Bill-2020, opening up avenues for the constitution of the State Sports Council. The State Assembly on Wednesday enacted the sports bill registered by the Gandaki State government for the protection, preservation, development..

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Liverpool stars back Williams after social media abuse Wednesday, September 30th, 2020

LONDON, (AFP):- Liverpool stars including Virgil van Dijk have backed Neco Williams after the young defender received social media abuse. Williams was criticised online after losing possession in the build-up to Lincoln's first goal during Liverpool's 7-2 League Cup win last week. The 19-year-old..

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Liverpool lay down Premier League marker in Arsenal win Monday, September 28th, 2020

LIVERPOOL, (AFP):- Liverpool came from behind to maintain a perfect start to their Premier League title defence as goals from Sadio Mane, Andy Robertson and Diogo Jota saw off a resilient Arsenal 3-1 at Anfield. The Gunners had also won their opening two league games of the season and hit the..

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Top seeds Djokovic, Halep into Italian Open finals Sunday, September 20th, 2020

ROME, (AFP):- Top seeds Novak Djokovic and Simona Halep both advanced to the finals of the Italian Open on Sunday as fans returned to the stands at the Foro Italico for the first time. World number one Djokovic beat Norway's Casper Ruud 7-5, 6-3 and will play Argentine Diego Schwartzman for his..

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US Open champion Osaka withdraws from French Open with injury Thursday, September 17th, 2020

LOS ANGELES, (AFP):- Freshly crowned US Open champion Naomi Osaka pulled out of the French Open with a sore hamstring on Thursday, in a fresh blow to the coronavirus-hit Grand Slam which is already missing world number one Ashleigh Barty. Japan's Osaka made the announcement just days after lifting..

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Johnson eyes second major at US Open Tuesday, September 15th, 2020

NEW YORK, (AFP):- World number one Dustin Johnson will aim to crown a dazzling return to form with the second major championship of his career when the rescheduled 120th US Open tees off on Thursday. Johnson, fresh from capturing the end-of-season PGA Tour playoff crown, starts as a heavy..

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Furious Neymar alleges racism as five sent off in PSG storm Sunday, September 13th, 2020

PARIS, (AFP):- Neymar insisted he had been the victim of racism as he was one of five players sent off in a mass brawl at the end of Marseille's 1-0 win over Ligue 1 champions Paris Saint-Germain on Sunday. PSG's Brazilian star appeared to accuse Alvaro Gonzalez of calling him a "monkey" in a..

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Serena, Medvedev move into US Open semi-finals Wednesday, September 9th, 2020

NEW YORK, (AFP):- Serena Williams battled into the semi-finals of the US Open where she will meet Victoria Azarenka, as Daniil Medvedev booked his place in the last four of the men's draw Wednesday. Williams, seeded third, came from a set down to overcome unseeded Bulgarian Tsvetana Pironkova and..

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Human rights groups ask IOC to move Olympics from China

By STEPHEN WADE, TOKYO (AP):- China’s repression in Tibet, the status of the exiled Dalai Lama, and its treatment of ethnic minorities spurred violent protests ahead of Beijing’s 2008 Olympics. It could happen again. China is to host the 2022 Winter Olympics with rumblings of a boycott and..

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CPL: Sandeep adds one more to his tally Saturday, September 5th, 2020

KATHMANDU:- Sandeep Lamichhane continued his good run in the ongoing Caribbean Premier League, taking one more wicket in the latest match of his team, Jamaica Tallawahs. His team however lost the match against Barbados Trinidad. Batting first after winning the toss, Jamaica posted a total of 161..

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‘I was scared for my life,’ says Maguire of Greece arrest Thursday, August 27th, 2020

LONDON, (AFP):- Manchester United and England defender Harry Maguire said on Thursday he was "scared" for his life and thought he was the victim of a kidnapping when he was arrested on a Greek holiday island. The 27-year-old United captain was given a suspended sentence of 21 months and 10 days..

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