Dhorpatan ‘A’ in quarters

KATHMANDU: Hosts Dhorpatan ‘A’ beat Young Star 23-21, 19-21, 16-14 to enter the quarter-finals of the Blue Sky Cup Beach Volleyball Tournament. Others to enter the last eight are Mahendra Police Club ‘A’, Gyanendra APF Officers’ Club ‘A’, Ramechhap, MPC ‘B’, White House College, Gyanendra APF ‘B’, and Rekha Sports Club, who earned walkover from Saraswati Campus. — HNS

Himalayan Cup from Sat

KATHMANDU: Himalayan White House International College and The Himlalayan Times are jointly organising the Himalayan Cup 2005 Inter-college Cricket Tournament from April 10. In all, 16 teams are expected to take part in the tournament. The preliminary round matches will be played at St Xavier’s School, while the semi-finals and final will be held at TU Stadium.— HNS

Boxing body elected

KATHMANDU: The first general convention of Nepal Boxing Association today elected its body under the presidentship of Rabi Raj Thapa. Others in the first elected body are Kunti Rana, Bhuvan Pathak, Ganesh Bahadur Bhattarai, Pradeep Bikram Rana and Sushil Kumar Pokhrel (vice presidents), Lok Bahadur Shahi (general secretary) and Dharmendra Malla (treasurer).— HNS

Raul, Puyol in doubt

MADRID: Real Madrid captain Raul Gonzalez may miss Sunday’s Spanish league match against rival FC Barcelona because of a bruised instep on his left foot. The striker has been told to rest until Thursday. Raul missed Spain’s friendly win over China on March 26, although he did play in the second half of a draw with Serbia-Montenegro four days later in a WC qualifier. Meanwhile, Barcelona captain Carles Puyol is also struggling to be fit in time for the clash. — AP