TAC win gold
KATHMANDU: Tribhuvan Army Club (TAC) won gold medal in men’s team event on the second day of the National Open Table Tennis Tournament here on Wednesday. In the matches played at the National Table Tennis Training Centre in Lainchaur, TAC defeated Nepal Police Club 3-2 for the gold, while Lalitpur and APF Club won bronze medal. In boys’ and girls’ team event, Adarsha Vidhya Mandir won gold medal. In girls’ singles, Dikshya Tamang and Lastha Maharjan advanced to the finals, while in boys’ category, Syantu Shrestha will compete against the winner of Ritish Joshi and Ghanshyam Sharma for gold. The tournament is organised to raise funds for the table tennis players affected by earthquake.
DAMAULI: Shantinagar, VYCC and Dumsichaur club advanced to the semi-finals of the Seven-A-Side Open Football Tournament here on Wednesday. In the first match, Shanti Nagar Youth Club defeated Seratar Youth Club 3-1 in tie breaker, while VYCC edged past Brothers Unity 2-0 and Dumsichaur beat VYCC ‘B’ 3-2 on penalty shootout.
River advance to final
ASUNCION: Argentinian giants River Plate advanced to the final of the Copa Libertadores on Tuesday after battling to a 1-1 draw against Guarani of Paraguay to seal a 3-1 aggregate victory. River, leading 2-0 from the first leg in Buenos Aires, fought back after Fernando Fernandez fired Guarani into the lead from close range on 62 minutes, moments after hitting the post. However Guarani’s hopes of overturning their two-goal first leg deficit were snuffed out 11 minutes from time after a clever finish from Lucas Alario. The 22-year-old striker latched onto a long ball from midfield and lobbed the advancing goalkeeper Alfredo Aguilar to make it 1-1 on the night, 3-1 overall. River will face the winner of the second semi-final between Brazil and Mexican side Tigres.
Luis to return
MADRID: Chelsea’s Brazil left back Filipe Luis is poised to return to Atletico Madrid after one season at Chelsea where he failed to hold down a regular first team place, Atletico president Enrique Cerezo said on Tuesday. The 29-year-old made a mere 26 appearances in all competitions in 2014-15, with Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho preferring to use Spainish Cesar Azpilicueta, and Mourinho confirmed on Tuesday that Filipe Luis was on his way.