Woods wins in playoff

MIYAZAKI: Tiger Woods beat Japan’s Kaname Yokoo in a playoff to successfully defend his title at the $1.7m Dunlop Phoenix tournament. Woods picked up the $350,000 first prize after birdying the fourth extra hole, the par-five 18th. Yokoo hit his second shot into the trees right of the green and could only make par after missing a 12-foot putt. World No 1 Woods carded three birdies against three bogeys and a double bogey for a final-round 72. He and Yokoo finished on eight-under 272, two shots ahead of American Jim Furyk. — Agencies

Under-17 team loses

KATHMANDU: Bikash Zeron scored twice as South District Academy of India beat Nepali Under-17 team 3-1 in the first match of the All India Chief Minister Gold Cup football tournament in Namche, Sikkim. Dawa Lepcha opened the scoring in the fifth minute for South District, while Chetan Ghimire levelled the scores for the Nepali team in the 11th minute through a powerful shot rom 18 yards. Zeron put South District ahead in the 20th minute and put the issue beyond doubt with a goal in the 89th minute. The Nepali team will play Muslim Institute on Monday and Mohun Bagan on Tuesday. — HNS

MUS Basketball Cup

KATHMANDU: Manoj Maharjan netted 28 points as Kirtipur Sports Committee defeated Sonic’s team 67-34 in the first Minbhuvan Men’s Open Club-level Basketball Tournament, which has been organised by Minbhuvan United Society (MUS). Deepesh Joshi scored 18 points for the Sonic’s. In the other match, Shridiwa Club overwhelmed Campion College 83-30 riding on Manish Lama’s 24 points. Bikash scored nine points for Campion College. — HNS

Third TIA Cup

KATHMANDU: Sambotta, Trinity Co-Ed, TIA and Prithiwi schools registered wins in the boys’ section matches at the third Sakalaka Boom TIA Cup Basketball Tournament, which has been organised by Trungram International Academy (TIA). Sambotta School defeated Kantipur 44-30, Trinity Co-Ed won 35-26 over Universal, Trungram Academy thrashed SEB 76-10 and Prithiwi outplayed Green Land 32-12. In girls’ section matches, Sambotta defeated Suryodaya 24-6 and Kantipur outplayed Green Land 20-6. — HNS

White House win

KATHMANDU: Himalayan White House International College defeated Prime College 64-61 in the final of the Inter-college Basketball Tournament organised by Kathmandu Don Bosco College under the seventh Weeka Talentia. In a nail-biting final, White House took a 3-point lead in the first quarter, but Prime guys overcame the deficit and took 3-point lead by the half way mark. In the third quarter, White House players put pressure on Prime and managed a 5-point lead going to the final quarter. Prime College restricted the White House players to 17 points, but failed to overcome the deficit and fell three points short. DAV School won all the five league-round matches to clinch the girls’ section title. Nagendra Thapa, vice chairman of Higher Secondary Education Board, gave away prizes to the winners. — HNS