Baluwatar win

KATHMANDU: Baluwatar Cricket Academy claimed the U-17 Kathmandu District Selection Tournament on Wednesday. Baluwatar defeated Mahavir Club by 12 runs in final. Baluwatar scored 114-8 in 30 overs before restricting Mahavir for 102. Man of the match Rupesh Sriwastav scored 20 and took two wickets for Baluwatar. Subhash Khakurel of Mahavir, who scored 42, claimed the man-of-the-series award. — HNS

Coca Cola Cup

KATHMANDU: Shangri-La Public School edged out Gyan Bigyan School 5-4 in sudden death after a goalless draw in the Coca Cola Cup selection tournament on Wednesday. Kusan Shrestha and Ramesh Dhital scored for Shangri-La before Bikram Tamang and Nishan Dahal levelled the scores for Gyan Bigyan in the normal time. Likewise, Dawa Sherpa, Sonam Lama, Rudra Bahadur and Karma Chhering Tamata scored as Kailesh Bodhi beat Binayak School 4-3. Ajay Shrestha, Sajan Manandhar and Ashish Duwal converted for Binayak. Also, Sampurna School defeated Alpine 6-5 in sudden death and Mangoladaya edged out Tika Bidhyashram 4-1 in tiebreaker. — HNS

Special training

KATHMANDU: Players set to participate in the 2008 Beijing Olympics have been called for a special training here on Wednesday. Wild card entries Arjun Basnet (Athletics), Debu Thapa (Judo), Fulmaya Kyapchhaki (Shooting), and Karisma Karki and Prasidha Jung Shah (Swimming) will start the 47-day first round training from Thursday. Taekwondo player Deepak Bista is currently undergoing training in South Korea while one player in althletics is yet to be selected. — HNS

Balal nominated

KATHMANDU: President of the Nepal International Taekwondo Federation (NITF) Krishna Balal as a member of the Asian Taekwondo Federation (ATF). A meeting of ATF in China on May 6 have come to the decision, said NITF release here on Wednesday. Earlier, Balal was also nominated as the chief of the Asian Junior Committee. — HNS

Wilson Hoops 2008

KATHMANDU: Wilson Academy is organising the eighth Wilson Inter-school Basketball Tournament — Wilson Hoops 2008 — from May 17. The events incorporates four categories — Senior and Junior Boys,Girls and Staffs. In all, 69 teams from 40 schools of Kathmandu Valley are taking part in the tournament. — HNS

Henin retires

LIMELETTE: Justine Henin is retiring from tennis with immediate effect. The 25-year-old Belgian has won seven Grand Slam titles and is the world’s top-ranked woman player. She made the announcement on Wednesday, less than two weeks before the start of the French

Open. She has won that clay court tournament four times, including the last three years. Henin won 10 tournaments last year, but has been in one of the worst slumps of her career this season. — AP