Sajan, Ratna advance

KATHMANDU: Sajan Tamrakar and Ratna Jeet Tamang advanced to the boys’ singles third round of the Under-19 Asian Junior Badminton Tournament in Kuala Lumpur on Thursday. According to the Nepali team member Gyanendra Sipahi, Sajan defeated Mukhwot Salomon of Mongolia 21-6, 21-7, while Ratna laboured to a 21-8, 18-21, 21-9 win over Lal Chan of Bangladesh in the second round. — HNS

Dhankuta win

LALITPUR: Dhankuta defeated Darchula 1-0 in the girls’ football final under the Inter-school National Games here at the ANFA Complex. Chandra Kala Limbu scored the solitary goal in the 41st minute after a goalless 35-minute first half. In all, 20 teams took part in the tournament. In boys’ section match, Syangja defeated Tanahun 4-2. Subash Gurung scored a brace, while Pum Bahadur Gurung and Bijay Gurung netted one each for Suangja. Shankar Dura and Shishir Thapa scored a goal each for Tanahun. Suangja will face Kavre in Friday’s final. — HNS

‘B’ Div reps selected

KATHMANDU: Five clubs on Thursday were nominated as the ‘B’ Division representatives for the upcoming All Nepal Football Association (ANFA) general assembly. According to the new ANFA by-laws, ‘B’ Division Clubs have been allotted five voting rights for the ANFA central committee elections slated for September 7. According to the ANFA, a meeting of the ‘B’ Division Clubs unanimously selected Social Youth Club, Chyasal Youth Club, Birgunj Youth Academy, Gyan Bhairav Youth Club and Star Club for the general assembly. — HNS

Prajwal in semis

LALITPUR: Prajwol Pradhan rallied for a 9-11, 11-6, 11-6, 11-4 win over Prabin Bir Singh Kansakar to enter the Men’s Open semi-finals during the second CG Open Squash Tournament here on Thursday. Prajwol joined Hira Bahadur Thapa, Sudip Bahadur Singh and Suresh Gurung in the last four. Meanwhile, Suresh Gurung made it to the Veterans’ Open final with a 11-5, 12-10, 11-4 victory over Manoj Bahadur Shrestha. Kamal Thapa, however, entered the Veterans’ semi-finals, defeating Raju Pratap KC 6-11, 19-17, 11-9, 11-6. In the Junior Open league match, Amrit Thapa defeated Prabin Gurung 11-3, 11-2, 11-8. Prabin, however, laboured to a 11-6, 12-10, 8-11, 11-3 win over Arant Keshar Singh in his second match. — HNS

Rupesh keeps hope alive

KATHMANDU: Rupesh Jaiswal of Nepal won the third straight match at the 11th Standard Chartered School Chess Championship in Dhaka, Bangladesh on Thursday. In the third round match, Rupesh registered an exciting win over Mohammad Joyar to remain in title contention with three points in three rounds. Rupesh, who almost lost the match, took advantage of his opponent’s mistake in the wee hours of the match to win the match in 77 moves.Among other Nepali participants, Bijay Raj Aryal and Shanta Thapa won the third-round matches, while Asmita Adhikari lost her match. Bijay, who lost the second-round match on Wednesday, defeated Nayemiddin in the 38th move to accumulate two points. In girls’ section, Shanta took just 16 moves to outplay Dolly and remained in the leaders’ group with three points. Asmita squandered an opportunity before conceding the match to Sabun Naher. Asmita was in a strong position before making a wrong move and her opponent took advantage to win the match. — HNS

Tri Chandra qualify

KATHMANDU: Tri Chandra Campus advanced to the Super Three stage in the third Valleywide Inter-college Professors Volleyball Tournament here on Thursday. Tri Chandra laboured to a 25-22, 25-21, 23-25, 14-25, 15-9 win over Nepal Commerce Campus. The last match of the Super Six stage is between hosts Padma Kanya Campus ‘Blue’ and Amrit Science College on Saturday. — HNS