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Tennis players selected

KATHMANDU: All Nepal Lawn Tennis Association on Wednesday selected three boys and two girls for the U-14 Asian Tennis Championship slated for January 10-21 next year in Malaysia. Achal Thapa, Milan Rokka and Sandesh Singh Rathaur were picked up for the boys’ tournament while Ashlesha Lisanovic and Mina Gharti Magar found their place for the girls’ event. — HNS

United beat Brigade Boys

KATHMANDU: United Youth Club beat Brigade Boys Club (BBC) 3-2 in the Martyrs Memorial Super League match here on Wednesday. Binaya Maharjan scored a brace and Sabin Nayaba converted the other for United while Rajiv Hada and Bhupendra Rawat replied for BBC. Sabin gave United the lead in the 19th minute but Rajiv equalised in the 45th minute. Binay scored 51st and 72nd minute to make it 3-1 in the 72nd minute. Although Bhupendra reduced the deficit to 3-2 in the 83rd, they could not stop United from taking all three points. — HNS

LA, Puspasadan in semi-finals

KATHMANDU: Little Angel’s (LA) School and hosts Puspasadan School advanced to the semi-finals of the first Valleywide Basketball Tournament on Wednesday. LA crushed LRI 15-1 and Puspasadan overcame Ideal Model 22-12 in the girls’ section. LRI also advanced despite the defeat and will meet Rara hill in the semi-final. In the boys’ section, LRI hammered Panga School 60-37 and Mangal School beat Bern Hardt 46-18. — HNS

Armstrong awaiting new baby

LOS ANGELES: Embattled cycling star Lance Armstrong is expecting a baby with his girlfriend, Anna Hansen, in June, the seven-time Tour de France champion said. It will be the fourth child for cancer survivor Armstrong. The 37-year-old American has three children from his previous marriage with Kristin Richards. Armstrong retired in 2005 but announced in September he was going to make a comeback in the 2009 Tour de France. — AFP