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  Asian Taekwon-do Championship From Sunday
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    KATHMANDU, April 17: Nepal Taekwon-do Association (NTA) on Thursday said all preparations for the Seventh Asian Taekwon-do Championships have been completed.

Twenty countries will participate in the three-day tournament, scheduled to kick off at the National Sports Council covered hall from Sunday.

 
  Player Profile Golf
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    Player: Shamim Khan
Country: India
Date of Birth: May 1, 1978
Residence: Delhi
Turned Pro: 1995
Pro Wins: 9 (7 on PGTI)



CAREER HIGHLIGHTS

· A win at the PGTI Players Championship at Classic Golf Resort and seven other top-10s helped Shamim finish fourth on the Rolex Rankings in 2013. He also claimed tied eighth place at the Panasonic Open 2013. Khan was part of the Silverglades Delhi team that won the 2013 LP Cup, PGTI´s annual team event.

· Khan won the 2012 Rolex Player of the Year after topping the Rolex Rankings with earnings of over Rs. 57 lakhs. He won the PGTI Players Championship events at Poona Club and Classic Golf Resort and also won the BILT Open. He secured 14 other top-10s in the year including three runner-up finishes. He also posted a tied ninth at the Asian Tour & PGTI co-sanctioned SAIL-SBI Open 2012.

 
  National Swimming In May
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    KATHMANDU, APril 17: The 17th edition of National Swimming Championship is scheduled to begin from the second week of May, said Nepal Swimming Association, the organizer, on Thursday.

The two days event, organized under First Lumbini Championship, will be held at the Satdobato Swimming Complex. More than 150 players from five developmental regions, Nepal Police Club and Tribhuvan Army Club will be competing in the championship.

 
  Cricket Players, CAN Standoff Comes To An End
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    KATHMANDU, April 16: The standoff between the national cricket team players and the Cricket Association of Nepal (CAN) has finally ended after the two sides agreed to formation of a planning and monitoring committee at a meeting on Wednesday. With the breakthrough, the cricketers announced an end to their boycott of the ongoing National One Day Cricket Championship.

The national cricket team boycotted the tournament expressing dissatisfaction over the working methods of CAN -- cricket’s governing body in Nepal -- and demanding a new executive committee there.

 
  Bale Leads Madrid 2-1 Past Barca For Copa Del Rey
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    VALENCIA, Spain,April 17: Gareth Bale filled the void left by the injured Cristiano Ronaldo, sealing Real Madrid´s 19th Copa del Rey title with a late goal in Wednesday´s 2-1 win over Barcelona.

Ronaldo´s extra-time play gave Madrid the 2011 Copa del Rey title at Barcelona´s expense. In his absence Wednesday, Bale scored in the 85th minute — his first goal in three "clasico" matches — to make sure Madrid repeated the feat.

 
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