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Spikers leave

KATHMANDU: A 15-member Nepal Police Club volleyball team left for Assam to take part in the eight All India Open Volleyball Tournament slated for December 1-4. Veteran national player Bharat Shah will lead the team with Prakash Shrestha being entrusted as the coach. AIG Amar Singh Shah bade farewell to the team. — HNS

TIA Cup basketball

KATHMANDU: Hosts Trungram International Academy (TIA), Oasis, Learning Realm International (LRI), Valley Public, Sambotta, Golden Peak, Daffodil and Manjughoksa made to the quarter-finals in the boys’ section at the fifth TIA Cup basketball tournament on Tuesday. TIA beat HIMS 49-33; Oasis overcame Gyan Niketan 43-37; LRI crushed Bagmati School 50-8; Valley Public edged past Mt Glory 50-41; Sambotta overwhelmed Prithivi School 83-12; Golden Peak defeated Himalayan 35-20; Daffodil eased past Reliance 47-4; and Manjughoksa outscored Neighbourhood 42-6. — HNS

Solidarity course

LALITPUR: A 10-day Gymnastics Solidarity Course, conducted jointly by the Nepal Olympic Committee and Nepal Gymnastics Association, concluded here on Tuesday. Member secretary of the National Sports Council Jeevan Ram Shrestha gave away the certificated to 36 among the 41 participants amidst programme. Chief Gymnastics coach Prakash Lal Shrestha presented the report of the course during the programme. NOC president Dhruba Bahadur Pradhan was also present on the occasion. — HNS