Coca-Cola Cup

KATHMANDU: Social Public, Sautha and Gyan Kunja entered the Coca-Cola Inter-school National Football Tournament semi-finals as the group winners. Don Bosco Nilgiri also made it to the last four as the best runner up. On Friday, Don Bosco defeated Gyanodaya 3-1 and Gyan Kunja thrashed Bright Horizon 5-1. In Sunday’s semi-finals, Sautha will face Don Bosco, while Gyan Kunja will play against Social School. — HNS

BVS Basketball

KATHMANDU: Young Hearts defeated Shri Diwa 71-55 in the boys’ section match at the BVS Inter-school Home and Away Basketball Tournament here on Friday. In the girls’ section match, hosts Shri Diwa defeated Young Hearts 22-17. — HNS

Aussies on ice

SYDNEY: Australian sports scientists have devised a way for their athletes to master the heat and humidity at this month’s Beijing Olympics. Competitors will drink “slushies” made of crushed ice and electrolytes in a bid to battle the 30-plus Celsius temperatures that the Australians believe will be a bigger threat than Beijing’s chronic pollution. — AFP