Nabil Three Star lose

KATHMANDU: Nabil Three Star Club was beaten 1-0 by Air India at the Governor’s Gold Cup Football Tournament in Sikkim today. Three Star has already lost against Indian Army-11 in the first league match on Sunday. Three Star will play its final league match with Sikkim Academy on October 15. — HNS

APF, Morang win

KATHMANDU: Armed Police Force (APF) Officers’ Club blanked Sarlahi 7-0 and Morang beat Rauthat 3-0 in the Women’s Football Tournament here today. Anu Lama struck hat-trick and Jamuna Gurung scored two while Tej Gurung and Mira Maharjan added one each for the APF. Rupa Magar Indira Rai and Dipa Adhikari scored for Morang. In another match of the day, Kailali edged past Banke 3-2 in tie-breaker after a 1-1 draw. Manu Nepali scored for Kailali while Niru Thapa struck for Banke in the normal 80 minutes of play. — HNS

Brazil beat Ecuador

STOCKHOLM: Fred and Kaka scored to rally Brazil past Ecuador in a friendly on Tuesday, extending coach Dunga’s unbeaten streak to five games. Kaka’s winner in the 75th culminated a relentless Brazilian attack. Felix Borja had given Ecuador the lead in the 23rd minute, heading in a cross from Edison Mendez. The Ecuadoreans were reduced to 10 men six minutes later when Antonio Valencia was sent off for a reckless challenge on Dudu Caerense.

— AP

Bravo offered contract

BRIDGETOWN: Allrounder Dwayne Bravo was one of three players offered retainer contracts by the West Indies Cricket Board. Opening batsman Daren and middle-order batsman Runako Morton also were offered contracts, bringing to 10 the number of players tendered offers by the WICB, board spokesman Tony Deyal confirmed on Tuesday. Bravo originally was offered a contract in May, but was pulled from the list when it was felt his contract with bmobile, an arm of Cable & Wireless, conflicted with the WICB’s main sponsor and telecommunications rival Digicel. — AP