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KATHMANDU: Golden Peak High School is organising the first Golden Peak Inter-school Junior Basketball Tournament from August 10-15. In all, 16 schools will take part in the tournament said the organisers at a press meet. Students below 5ft are only eligible to play in the league-cum-knockout tournament. — HNS

India triumph

KATHMANDU: Visiting Indian team defeated Nepal 26-13 in a friendly kabaddi match played for the first time in mats here at the National Sports Council covered hall on Thursday. Hanuman Sports Kabaddi Club represented India while players from Jhapa, Bhaktapur, Kathmandu and Kanchanpur formed the Nepali team. — HNS

Fleming axed

Wellington: New Zealand selectors said they would not send Test skipper Stephen Fleming to the Twenty20 World Championships in order to blood Daniel Vettori as captain. Fleming stood down as the Black Caps one-day captain to concentrate on his Test career following New Zealand’s World Cup semi-final loss to Sri Lanka and selectors are looking to Vettori to fill the void. — AFP

Sharapova wins

Carson: Maria Sharapova wriggled out of trouble in the first set before her opponent retired in the second, putting the Russian top seed into the third round of the East West Bank Classic. Sharapova was leading 7-6 (5), 3-1 before Eleni Daniilidou of Greece retired. No 3 Ana Ivanovic defeated Ashley Harkleroad 6-4, 6-2.

No 2 Jelena Jankovic beat Peng Shuai of China 6-1, 6-1, despite also being affected by a bug. Virginie Razzano of France upset 10th-seeded Shahar Peer of Israel 6-1, 4-6, 7-6 (6); defending champion Elena Dementieva ousted Madison Brengle 6-2, 6-0; and No 5 seed Daniela Hantuchova of Slovakia beat Jill Craybas 6-3, 7-6 (5). — AFP