Sun Moon ‘A’ enter semis

KATHMANDU: Sun Moon team ‘A’ beat Sahara Club of Pokhara 2-1 and entered the semi-finals of the first Sun Moon Peace Cup Under-19 Football Tournament, which has been organised by Inter-religious and International Federation for World Peace - Nepal under the technical assistance of Kathmandu District Football Association, here at National Police Academy on Sunday. Sun Moon ‘A’ took lead through Prakash Karki in the 15th minute, while Bishnu KC levelled the scores in the 83rd minute. Niraj Shrestha snatched the winner in the 86th minute for the hosts. DIG Amar Singh Shah gave away the man of the match award to Sahara Club’s Bishnu Gurung. — HNS

Ethiopian wins marathon

SALT LAKE CITY: Ethiopia’s Araya Haregot pulled away in the final kilometres to win the second annual Salt Lake City Marathon on Saturday. Haregot finished in 2 hours, 15 minutes, 14 seconds for his first marathon victory. Elly Rono was second (2:15:36) and Kenya’s Michael Kumutai third (2:16:14). Poland’s Dorota Gruca won the women’s race with a time of 2:30:07. Anna Pichrtova of the Czech Republic finished second (2:34:47) and Krygystan’s Irina Bogacheva was third in (2:37:48). — AP

Alonso holds off Schumi

IMOLA: Fernando Alonso held off Michael Schumacher in a fierce battle over the final lap on Sunday to win the San Marino Grand Prix. The victory was Alonso’s third straight and meant Renault has won all four races this year, including Giancarlo Fisichella’s triumph in the season-opening Australian GP. Schumacher finished second, immediately behind Alonso, for his best result this season. Alonso and Schumacher raced 1-2 for the final 12 laps. Schumacher moved his Ferrari around the track in passing attempts on several occasions. Each time, Alonso responded with a block.— AP

WC tickets being scalped

FRANKFURT: The first tickets sold for next year’s World Cup were being peddled by scalpers on the Internet on Sunday for up to $13,000 apiece, two days after they were sold. But the organisers warned that fans may not be able to use the tickets if they pay the black market prices. The tickets are registered under one name with a built-in identification chip and organisers said “adequate reasons” have to be provided for them to change ownership. The first batch of 812,000 tickets were distributed on Friday in a lottery. — AP