Alpha’s, Holy Garden win

LALITPUR: Rojina Gurung scored 16 points as Alpha’s School beat Holy Garden School 31-27 in the girls section match of the second Alpha’s School Leaving Basketball Tournament here today. Sanju Lama netted 12 points for Holy Garden. In the other girl’s section match, Suziyana Khadki scored 20 points as Gyan Niketan thrashed Rupy’s International School 45-13. In boys’ category matches, BRL Memorial School crushed DAV School 54-16, while GEMS earned a walkover from Angel’s Heart School. — HNS

Match postponed

KATHMANDU: The one-day cricket match between Nepal and Bangalore team of India scheduled for Wednesday was postponed due to bad weather in Bangalore, said a release issued here today by Cricket Association of Nepal. The Nepal tour is under the Asian Cricket Council’s Fast Track Counries Tour programme. Nepal lost the first match by 67 runs on Monday. The third and the final match will be played on Friday. — HNS

Thapa Malaysia-bound

KATHMANDU: President of All Nepal Football Association (ANFA) and vice president of National Sports Council Ganesh Thapa today left for Malaysia to receive the AFC Distinguished Service Award to be given on the occasion of 50th Anniversary and 21st AFC congress on May 8. The AFC decided to award Thapa for his decade-long service in the development of the sport in Nepal. Thapa currently represents three international bodies — AFC executive committee member, president of South Asian Football Federation (SAFF) and member of FIFA Disciplinary committee. — HNS

Totti threatens to leave

ROME: AS Roma captain Francesco Totti has threatened to leave at the end of the season if the club do not make quality summer signings. Totti, who has played his entire career at Roma, has issued an ultimatum to club president Franco Sensi. “My priority is to remain here but we need a competitive team, capable of fighting for the national title,” Totti said. He has advised officials to buy at least four quality players — France’s Philippe Mexes, Czech Republic’s Marek Jankulowski, Dutchman Edgar Davids and particularly Christian Vieri. — AFP

NZ women lead 2-0

OAMARU: New Zealand took a 2-0 lead in the four-match women’s field hockey series against India when they won the second test 4-2. Suzie Muirhead had two goals for the Kiwis while Lisa Walton and Niniwa Roberts -Lang scored one each. New Zealand, which won the first test 2-1, led 3-0 at halftime but India fought back with two second-half goals to Surinder Kaur. The third and fourth tests are slated for Sunday and Monday. — AP