DDC Chairman Cup

LALITPUR: Ilam and Sunsari entered the final of the U-14 DDC Chairman Cup Football Championship here at ANFA Complex on Tuesday. Rojit Gurung’s 45th minute solitary goal helped Makwanpur beat Ilam while Sunsari beat Nawalparasi 3-1. Gyan Bahadur Khatri struck twice and Sumit Ale one for Sunsari. — HNS

KVC basketball

KATHMANDU: Bernhardt, ED-Mark, Learning Realm International (LRI) and KVC ‘Yellow’ won their matches at the currently underway Inter-college Friendly Basketball Tournament, which has been organised by Kathmandu Valley College (KVC). Bernhardt crushed Siddhartha Academy 71-7 while ED-Mark thrashed the hosts Red team 61-13. Likewise, LRI defeated Amar Jyoti 44-34 and KVC ‘Yellow’ beat Purna Tara International College 49-27. — HNS

Vaughan injured

NEW DELHI: England captain Michael Vaughan is returning home for treatment on a recurring knee injury, striking a major blow to his team just two days before the first Test against India. England is scheduled to play three Tests and seven ODIs against India, beginning on March 1. England vice captain Marcus Trescothick has already left the Indian tour for personal reasons. Andrew Flintoff will lead the England team in the first Test in Nagpur. — AP

Jaques in Aussie team

SYDNEY: Phil Jaques was added to the Australian squad in South Africa. He will fly to South Africa on Wednesday to bolster Australia following injuries to skipper Ricky Ponting (abdominal muscle strain), Andrew Symonds (hip flexor strain) and Stuart Clark (rib bruising), who are battling to be fit for Friday’s ODI. — AFP