Prime, Xavier’s, RIBS win

LALITPUR: On the second day of the Birthday Cup Basketball Tournament, Prime College thrashed Campion Academy 54-24, in which Bijay Gurung top-scored with 16 points. In other matches, Utsav Chantyal netted 16 points as Xavier’s Academy beat Gyanoday (blue) 55-38 and RIBS thrashed St Xavier’s College 64-10. — HNS

Navratilova surprised

INNSBRUCK: Martina Navratilova, who is part of the US team that will play Austria in the weekend Fed Cup quarter-finals, said she was surprised to see how organisers put the court in a ski jumping stadium. The tie will be played at the Olympic ski jumping arena Berg Isel. The main court is located in the levelled landing area. — AP

Desailly keen on Celtic

GLASGOW: Former France captain Marcel Desailly wants to play for Scottish champions Celtic. The most-capped player in French football history wants to end his career with Celtic after being released after six years with Chelsea. And the 35-year-old who was on 2 million pounds-a-year at Stamford Bridge, claims he would be ready to take a pay cut. — AFP