APF Open Tennis

KATHMANDU: Nepal Armed Police Force (APF) is organising the APF Open Lawn Tennis Tournament here on November 2-8. The tournament, which will be held at the APF headquarters premises, will feature events in men and women’s singles, men’s doubles, veterans’ singles (above 45yrs and 55yrs), and veterans doubles. Top two winners in both the men and women’s section will receive a cheque of Rs 40,000 and Rs 20,000 each while the men’s doubles winners will get Rs 30,000 and the runners up will earn Rs 15,000. The prizes in the veterans’ section is yet to be decided, said the APF AIG Sanat Kumar Basnet here at a press meet on Wednesday. — HNS

Cahill appeal fails

LONDON: Everton’s Australia midfielder Tim Cahill must serve a three-match ban after failing to overturn the red card received in Saturday’s Merseyside derby on appeal. Cahill was sent off for “serious foul play” by referee Mike Riley following a studs-up challenge on Xabi Alonso in Everton’s 2-0 defeat by Liverpool. The Football Association confirmed on Tuesday that an independent regulatory commission had rejected Cahill’s appeal. — AFP