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Dhorpatan ‘A’ lead KATHMANDU: Dhorpatan Sports Club ‘A’ outplayed University Team 25-16, 25-20, 25-17 to strengthen their grip on the title of the Darshan Cup Open Volleyball Tournament on Thursday. Unbeaten Dhorpatan accumulated 18 points from six matches with one round remaining. Naya Bazaar Samajik Club beat Sagarmatha Youth Club 25-12, 26-24, 25-21 and are second with 15 points. The leaders’ ‘B’ team had a mixed fortune in other matches. Dhorpatan ‘B’ defeated Jana Maitri Campus 25-11, 25-12, 22-25, 25-15 before facing a 25-18, 25-14, ...
Published On: 2014-04-17

Raj Kumar takes Biratnagar closer

KATHMANDU: Veteran Raj Kumar Pradhan completed a six-wicket haul as Region-I (Biratnagar) inched closer to the semi-finals of the Pepsi Standard Chartered One Day National Cricket Tournament here at the TU Stadium today. Biratnagar hammered Group ‘B’ leaders Region-IV (Bhairahawa), who have already qualified for the semi-finals, by 96 runs for their third consecutive win. Biratnagar have six points from three matches, two less than Bhairahawa and two more than Region-IX (Dhangadhi) who today beat Region-VII (Janakpur) by seven wickets. In other matches, Region-VIII (Pokhara) stun...
Published On: 2014-04-16

Toran moves atop after Day-II

KATHMANDU: Toran Bikram Shahi moved atop the leaderboard after the second round of Surya Nepal NPGA Tour Championship here today. Toran, the Indian Tour regular, carded six-under 66 for a total score of nine-under 135. Toran was three strokes ahead of Nepal No 1 pro Shiva Ram Shrestha and home club pro Umesh Nagarkoti. Overnight leader Shiva Ram played even-par 72, while Umesh returned with the card of 70. They are tied on six-under 138. Toran made a flying start to the second round with a birdie and added three more on the third, sixth and seventh holes to take the turn at four-under 32. On ...
Published On: 2014-04-16

NTA picks 27 players for Mt Everest C'ships

KATHMANDU: Nepal Taekwondo Association (NTA) today selected 27 players—15 men and 12 women—for the second Mt Everest International Taekwondo Championships beginning here from May 3. Surendra Khadgi of Nepal Police Club (NPC) and Chandra Rana Magar of Nepal APF Club were selected in the men’s U-54kg, while Pradip Lama of Tribhuvan Army Club (TAC) and Bishal Shrestha of NPC were picked in the men’s U-58kg. Sujan Joshi of APF and Sadam Thapa Magar of TAC made it to squad from the men’s U-63kg. Joining them for the championships were Nischal Man Shrestha of NPC an...
Published On: 2014-04-16

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Dhorpatan on top KATHMANDU: Dhorpatan Sports Training Centre ‘A’ took a sole lead in the Darshan Cup Open Men’s Volleyball Tournament defeating hosts Naya Bazaar Samajik Club 29-27, 25-18, 25-18 on Wednesday. Dhorpatan have maximum 15 points from five successive victories, while Samajik were dropped to second after losing to the joint leaders. Also, Tribhuvan University team beat Bishal Jyoti Club of Dhading 24-26, 25-14, 25-19, 25-9 before the latter bounced back to see off Janamaitri Multiple Campus 25-13, 20-25, 25-16, 25-14. TAC Gorkha beat Sagarmatha Youth Club of Dolak...
Published On: 2014-04-16

Cricketers flexible‚ insist system

KATHMANDU: The national team cricketers were flexible in their demand of a new body in the Cricket Association of Nepal (CAN) as the marathon tripartite talks to break the deadlock in the sport failed today. The cricketers, led by skipper Paras Khadka, had appealed the government to bring in a new body wiping out the entire CAN committee last Thursday showing dissatisfaction over its working ways. Boycotting the national tournament, the players had also threatened to stay out of international fixtures. CAN responded by forming a committee but the players promptly rejected to deal with CAN al...
Published On: 2014-04-15

Dhangadhi‚ Army register wins

KATHMANDU: Region-IX (Dhangadhi) and Tribhuvan Army Club (TAC) registered first victories in the Pepsi Standard Chartered One Day National Cricket Tournament today. At the Rangashala grounds in Pokhara, TAC survived a top and middle order collapse to beat Region-VI (Baitadi) by two wickets in a low scoring Group ‘A’ match, while Dhangadhi defeated Region-V (Nepalgunj) by 66 runs at the Pulchowk Engineering College grounds to remain in hunt for the semi-finals from Group ‘B’. In Pokhara, TAC bundled out Baitadi for 134 runs in 36.1 overs. A partnership of 60 runs for t...
Published On: 2014-04-15

African United lift Udaypur Gold Cup

GAIGHAT: African United Club won the third Civil Homes Udaypur Gold Cup Football Tournament with a 2-0 victory over Samrat Sporting Club of Morang here today. Saheed Aziz put African United ahead in the 32nd minute utilising a pass from his skipper Victor. Aba Cedric doubled the tally for African United in the 78th. African United pocketed Rs 200,000, while Samrat received Rs 100,000. Samrat goalkeeper Abhilash Thapa Magar was named the man-of-the-final. Aba was named the best player of the tournament and got Rs 10,000. Martins of Dharan and Segun Akinade of African United, who struck four g...
Published On: 2014-04-15

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Citizens Bank Golf KATHMANDU: The first Citizens Bank Open Golf Tournament is slated for Saturday at Gokarna Golf Club. A total of 100 amateur golfers will take part in the tournament to be played under stableford 3/4 handicap format, informed the organisers at a press meet on Tuesday. “We are starting this event with a target of making it bigger in the years to come,” said Citizens Bank Director Pavitra Kumar Karki. CEO Rajan Singh Bhandari, Assistant GM Ganesh Raj Pokhrel and Senior Golf Director of Gokarna Golf Club Deepak Acharya were also present on the occasion. — HNS ...
Published On: 2014-04-15

Shiva Ram two strokes ahead after first round

KATHMANDU: Top Nepali golfer Shiva Ram Shrestha carded six-under 66 to take a two-shot lead after the first round of the Surya Nepal NPGA Tour Championship here at the Gokarna Golf Club today. Shiva Ram — who is certain to retain his No 1 ranking in the domestic circuit — took the turn at three-under 33 and matched the scores on the back nine. Shiva Ram dropped a shot on the second hole but bounced back with four birdies — on the third, fourth sixth and ninth holes — to take the turn at 33. Shiva Ram went six-under for the day with an eagle on the 11th and a birdie on...
Published On: 2014-04-15