Friends enter last four

KATHMANDU: Friends Club defeated Eastern Football Club 3-0 and entered the semi-finals of the Sun Moon Peace Cup Under-19 Football Tournament here on Monday. Raju Lama opened the scoring in the 26th minute, and Birat Thapa doubled the tally in the 56th minute. Sisir Adhikari sealed the victory in the 73rd minute. Binod Lama of Eastern Football Club was named the man of the math. Machhindra Club and Sun Moon ‘A’ have already entered the semi-finals. On Tuesday, hosts Sun Moon ‘B’ will take on Brigade Boys Club. — HNS

Asian Satellite Badminton

KATHMANDU: Nepal Badminton Association (NBA) is organising the Nepal Asian Satellite Badminton Championship in Kathmandu from June 7-11. According to NBA, Asian Badminton Confederation has decided to give $5,000 and other technical assistance for the championship. The meeting of the main organising committee formed other 14 sub-committees. Out of the 38 invited countries, about 20 are expected to take part in the event, said the organisers. — HNS

U-17 squad announced

KATHMANDU: Cricket Association of Nepal announced the Region No 3 (Kathmandu) squad for the Under-17 Regional Cricket Tournament to be held from April 26. Gyanendra Malla will lead the side while Deepak Chhetri is named his deputy. Other members are Rom Shrestha, Raj Shrestha, Bantu Bataju, Sushanta Tripathi, Ajay Rajbansi, Sunil Thapa, Prashanta Anand, Mohammad Hussain, Rupesh Agrawal, Dipankar Thapa, Bikash Tamang and Ashik KC. — HNS

Singh wins Houston Open

TEXAS: Vijay Singh waited patiently for a break in the final round of the Houston Open. John Daly finally gave him a big one on the first extra hole. Taking advantage of Daly’s playoff drive that skipped into the water, the Fijian won the tournament for the second straight year and third time in four years. Daly, who birdied the final two holes for a 5-under 67 to match Singh at 13-under 275, sent his drive on the first extra hole, the par-4 18th, into the water.— AP