NPC claim gold

KATHMANDU: Nepal Police Club (NPC) won gold medal in women’s team event on the first day of National Open Table Tennis Tournament here on Tuesday. In the matches played at the National Table Tennis Training Centre in Lainchaur, NPC defeated Nepal APF Club 3-1 in the team event final. NPC and Tribhuvan Army Club advanced to the men’s section final. The tournament is organised to raise funds for the table tennis players affected by April 25 earthquake.

Khatri wins silver

KATHMANDU: Nepali judoka Phupu Lamu Khatri won silver medal in the JUA Cadet and Junior, World Ranking Event in Hong Kong on Monday. Khatri lost to Munkhbat Davaas from Mangolia in the final. Players from 12 nations had participated in the event. Khatri will now participate in the JUA Cadet and Junior, World Ranking Event in Macau slated from July 24-26. Former star judo player Debu Thapa is with Khatri as a coach.

Seven-A-Side football

DAMAULI: Seratar Youth Club and Dumsichaur Youth Club registered wins in the Byas Seven-A-Side Football Tournament here on Tuesday. Seratar edged past Hairans Youth Club 3-2, while Dumsichaur beat VYEC ‘B’ 3-2. A total of 22 teams are competing in the tournament.

Record fines for clubs

SOFIA: Bulgaria’s football union BFU slapped record fines worth $121,800 on former A league sides Marek Dupnitsa and Haskovo for alleged match-fixing, officials said on Tuesday. These are the first heavy sanctions for match-fixing in the Balkan country. The BFU said its disciplinary commission had decided to fine Marek Dupnitsa a record $117,000, after “official notifications from UEFA with suspicions for rigged match results”. Similar allegations against Haskovo prompted the union to also fine the club $6,000. The two teams had raised eyebrows last season by allowing a number of heavy defeats.