US Embassy win :

KATHMANDU: American Embassy clinched the volleyball tournament title organised by the Nepal-Japan Diplomatic Relations Coordination Council to mark the 50th anniversary of Nepal-Japan friendship. American Embassy defeated Russian Embassy 25-11, 23-25, 25-11 in the final. Nepal Sports Journalists Fourm beat JICA, Nepal 25-20, 25-22 in a third-place match. Speaker Subhas Nembwang gave away the awards. — HNS

Karate tourney :

KATHMANDU: The fourth Krishna Mohan Nudup Memorial and seventh Thamel Full Contact Karate Tournament began here today. A total of 80 karatekas are vieing in six different categories — men’s open, below 65kg, below 55kg, below 45kg, below 35kg and women’s open weight — in the tournament organised by Nepal Kyukoshin Karate-do, Thamel. — HNS

Volleyball League :

KATHMANDU: Armed Police Force (APF) Officers’ Club and Bode Yuva Club registered wins at the Dhorpatan Blue Sky Cup Volleyball League Championship. APF beat Wild Sports Club 15-25, 25-20, 25-23, 25-18 while Bode Yuva Club defeated Kavre Offset Press 25-14, 20-25, 25-22, 25-23. — HNS

Reyes’ Real debut :

MADRID: Jose Antonio Reyes is in line to make his Real Madrid debut in the Spanish league match against newly promoted Levante on Sunday. Reyes, who arrived on loan for the season from Arsenal, was included in a 20-man squad named by coach Fabio Capello on Saturday. The 23-year-old Spain forward has only trained twice with Madrid since his move was completed just before the transfer deadline on August 31. Striker Ronaldo, who hasn’t played since undergoing knee surgery after the World Cup, is again absent. — AP

Els shares lead :

SINGAPORE: Ernie Els shot a two-under-par 69 on Saturday to hold onto a share a three-stroke lead with defending champion Adam Scott heading into the final round of the Singapore Open. Three time major winner Els made four birdies but conceded two bogeys at Sentosa Golf Club’s Serapong course to bring his three-day total to eight-under 205. — AP