Matches postponed

LALITPUR: The Martyrs Memorial ‘B’ Division League Football Tournament matches, scheduled for Sunday between Sano Gaucharan Youth Club and Tushal Club, and Naxal Youth Association and Bouddha Football Club at Dasharath Stadium, were postponed for Monday due to the heavy rains. The organisers also informed that the final of the Tribhuvan Memorial Inter-DDC Chairman Cup U-14 Football Tournament between Ilam and Jhapa at ANFA Complex, has been rescheduled for Monday. — HNS

Neethling breaks record

BERLIN: Ryk Neethling of South Africa broke the world record in the 100-m medley by clocking 52.11 seconds at a short course swimming World Cup meet. The record was only four days old — another South African, Roland Schoeman, had swum 52.51 at a short course meet in Sweden. Schoeman equaled another world record on Saturday when he clocked 46.25 seconds in the 100-metre freestyle, tying the mark set by Ian Crocker of the US in 2004. Schoeman captured his second race of the day in the 50m butterfly, winning in 22.92. — AP

Ridsdale backs Bates

LONDON: Former Leeds chairman Peter Ridsdale is confident new Elland Road owner Ken Bates will be a success following his 10m-pound takeover. Former Chelsea chief Bates bought a controlling interest in the Yorkshire club on Friday, taking over from Gerald Krasner as chairman in the process. Leeds are still recovering from the excesses of the Ridsdale era, but the man who was chairman when they reached the Champions League semi-finals, before plummeting into financial crisis, sees a bright new future for the club under Bates. — AFP

Lewis set for comeback

LONDON: Britain’s Lennox Lewis may be getting back into the ring after being offered 21m pounds to fight Vitali Klitschko. The former undisputed heavyweight champion quit the sport last January but admits the money on offer has tempted him out of retirement. Lewis told Sunday Mirror: “I’m making a comeback this year. The money is up to 21m pounds right now and I simply can’t turn that much cash down.” — AFP