Subedi wins bowling

KATHMANDU: Devendra Subedi won the Friendly Bowling Tournament organised by Nepal Sports Journalists Forum to mark the Dashain at Bowling Boulevard on Friday. Subedi accumulated 425 pinfalls in three games ahead of Srilochan Rajopadhyay (418) and Niranjan Rajbanshi (417). Hemanta Kafle (413) and Dhurba Tuladhar (396) came in the top five. Professional bowler Nilendra Mali gave away prizes. — HNS

Baghdatis pulls out

TOKYO: Australian Open runner-up Marcos Baghdatis of Cyprus has pulled out of the Japan Open after failing to recover from a shoulder injury. Baghdatis, who won in Beijing this month for his first career ATP title, withdrew from the $940,100 event because the right shoulder he injured in practice for the Thailand Open on Friday was still too sore to serve, tournament organisers said. — AP