Shah wins boys’ title


Gaurav Shah defeated Amul Regmi 6-2, 6-2 and won the junior boys’ title at the first Autumn Open Tennis Tournament here on Wednesday. Priti Rijal entered the women’s singles final with a 6-0, 6-0 win over Binu Suwal. The duos of Utsav Rijal and Sanu Lama, and Capt Karsholia and Krishna Karsholia entered the men’s doubles final. Similarly, national football coach Shyam Thapa, Gyanendra Tamrakar,Bidur Bista, Karma Gurung, Manoj Rana, Deepak Shrestha and former minister Kamal Thapa advance in the veteran’s (50+) singles. — HNS

Third win for Lincoln


Lincoln School won the third straight match at the Inter-High School Basketball League Tournament, which has been organised by Lincoln School and CSSV. Om Shrestha of Rato Bangala scored four 3-pointers in his 21 at the home court but failed to save his team from 44-80 loss to Lincoln. Josh Leslie netted 18 points for Lincoln. In the other match, Gyanodaya beat Little Angels’ 58-40. Playing at the home court, Bikash Serchan netted 19 points for Gyanodaya, while Raman Maharjan scored 15 for LAS. — HNS

Klitschko ends career


WBC heavyweight champion Vitali Klitschko has retired because of injury, a statement on his former promoter’s Web site said. The Ukrainian pulled out of Saturday’s title defence against Hasim Rahman when he tore knee ligaments in training — an injury that would require six months to heel. Klitschko underwent an operation on Tuesday in California. “Unfortunately, I’ve been fighting injuries recently more than facing rivals in the ring,” Klitschko said. Klitschko (35-2, 34 KOs) stopped Corrme Senders in the eighth round in April 2004 to win the WBC belt. — AP