Junior Chess tourney

KATHMANDU: Roshan Kumar Jaiswal beat Madan Krishna Kayastha to lead the standing with four points after the fourth round of the National Junior Chess Championship. Kaya-stha, Paurush Shrestha, Ratish Shre-stha, Surendra Shrestha, Rupesh Kumar Jaiswal and Rupsem Kumar Jais-wal are all tied at second with three points each. Likewise, Uttara Gautam is on top in the girls’ section with four points. Monalisa Khumbhu, who is selected for the 15th Asian Games to be held next month in Doha, is second with three points. — HNS

Ex-Celtic coach dead

BOSTON: Red Auerbach, the legendary coach of the Boston Celtics, died on Saturday in Washington at the age of 89, the NBA team said. The Celtics, whose statement said Auerbach “passed away suddenly,” have refrained in the past from giving details on his health out of respect for his family’s privacy. Auerbach joined the Celtics in 1950 as the club’s third coach and also served as general manager, president and vice chairman of the board. Auerbach guided Celtics to their first championship in 1957 and an unprecedented eight straight titles from 1959-66. — AFP