Kathmandu advance

POKHARA: Pradip Maharjan struck a hat trick and Nirajan Rayamajhi added a brace as Kathmandu Metropolitan City defeated Malangwa Municipality 5-1 to advance to the quarter-finals of the third Inter-municipality Football Tournament on Saturday. Sagun Rai converted for Malangwa. Kathmandu will meet Dhangadi on Monday. Butwal will face Byas Municipality and Bhaktapur will take on Biratnagar on Sunday. — HNS

Massa takes pole

ISTANBUL: Felipe Massa took a step toward repeating last year’s victory at the Turkish Grand Prix after claiming pole position here on Saturday. The Ferrari driver had the fastest time in qualifying for Sunday’s race with 1 minute, 27.329 seconds at the 5.338-kilometer Istanbul Park circuit. McLaren driver Lewis Hamilton was second with 1:27.373 and Ferrari’s Kimi Raikkonen was third with 1:27.546. Hamilton’s teammate Fernando Alonso was fourth in qualifying with 1:27.574 but the Spaniard said he wasn’t worried. — AP