National College bag title:

KATHMANDU: National College defeated Universal College by 42 runs and won the 3D Cup Knock out 20-20 Inter-college Cricket Tournament, here today. Batting first, National College scored 117 runs losing nine wickets, while in reply, Universal College failed to overcome the target and were packed off for just 75 runs. Bhuban Shrestha of National College claimed two titles — man of the match and man of the series, while Firdans Sheikh was adjudged the best bowler. The event was organised by 3D Inc Pro Agency. — HNS

Sunsari beat Morang:

KATHMANDU: Sunsari-XI defeated Morang-XI 5-4 in the final of the Shree Prasad Memorial District-level Women Football Tournament, here today. The tournament was jointly organised organised by Shree Prasad Memorial Council and Ramailo Youth Pariwar of Morang to mark the Martyrs’ Day. — HNS

Bhajji’s action under scan:

NEW DELHI: Australian biomechanics expert Bruce Elliott will help rectify Indian offspinner Harbhajan Singh’s suspect bowling action. Elliot has accepted the assignment to examine Singh’s action and help in rectifying any flaws, said SK Nair, secretary of the Indian cricket board. Singh’s action was reported to the ICC last month during the Test series against Bangladesh. The Indian board had also asked former Test bowlers Ravi Shastri, Laxman Sivaramakrishnan and Javagal Srinath to join the panel of experts on Singh’s action. — AP

Hingis set to return:

PATTAYA: Five-time Grand Slam champion Martina Hingis returns to competitive tennis after more than two years on the sidelines when she takes to the court in this week’s $170,000 WTA Volvo Women’s Open. Kept away from tennis with a severe ankle injury since 2002, Hingis launches her comeback campaign on Tuesday against German Marlene Weingartner in the first round of the tournament. Hingis last appeared on the circuit in October 2002 in Germany, where she lost to Russia’s Elena Dementieva. — AP

Detroit coach fined:

NEW YORK: Detroit Pistons coach Larry Brown was fined $35,000 by the NBA for criticising officials after a loss to Minnesota on Monday. Following Detroit’s 86-83 loss, Brown complained that goaltending wasn’t called when Minnesota’s Eddie Griffin blocked a layup attempt by Carlos Arroyo with 25 seconds left. He also said the Timberwolves should have been whistled several times for over-the-back fouls. “It’s not fair. It’s a joke. This has been happening too much,” Brown said. — AP

In-Jin defends WBC title:

SEOUL: South Korea’s world featherweight champion, Chi In-Jin, routed Australian’s Tommy Browne to defend his World Boxing Council title for the second time on Sunday. Chi, 31, won a 3-0 win over Browne, 21 after dominating the entire 12-round bout at the Seoul Grand Hilton Hotel. Chi, South Korea’s sole professional boxing champion, won the WBC title in April. He defended it in July by knocking out Japan’s Eiichi Sugama. — AFP