Women Boxing

KATHMANDU: Five Nepali boxers are on Saturday leaving for India to take part in the fourth Asian Women’s Boxing Championship slated for September 23-28 in Guwahati. Among the boxers are Mala Rai (46kg), Sumitra Napit (50kg), Sanju Lama (52kg), Anuradha Lama (63kg) and Deepa Chhetri (66kg). President of Nepal Boxing Association Rabi Raj Thapa, manager Kiran Shrestha and coaches Prachanda Sharma and Kiran Thapa will accompany the team to Guwahati. Om Maskey will also join the team as the match referee, said the NBA. NBA general secretary Rajiv Shrestha announced Rs 25,000, Rs 15,000 and Rs 10,000 for boxers winning gold, silver and bronze medals respectively. — HNS

Bara beat Rupandehi

SIMARA: Bara eased to a 3-0 victory over Rupandehi in the inaugural match of the first Republican President’s Cup National Women’s Football Tournament here on Thursday. Deepa Lama, Manju Ghimire and Rajani Lama scored a goal apiece for the winners. In all, 10 district teams are participating in the tournament organised by Jana Jagriti Youth Club. Earlier, Minister for Youth and Sports Gopal Shakya inaugurated the tournament played under league-cum knock out format. — HNS

SA prez Arendse quits

CAPE TOWN: Cricket South Africa president Norman Arendse resigned, citing differences with chief executive Gerald Majola. Arendse told a press conference here his relationship with Majola had broken down due to “sharply contrasting positions” which threatened to plunge domestic cricket into crisis. — AFP

Pain inspires Miller

GLASGOW: Kenny Miller has said the pain of missing out on this week’s first round proper of the Champions League has only fuelled Rangers’s desire to wrest the Scottish title from arch-rivals Celtic. Rangers exited European club football’s premier competition after a 2-1 aggregate defeat at the hands of Lithuanian minnows FBK Kaunas in the second qualifying round. — AFP