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  I Am Here To Work For Development Of Nepali Cricket: Pubudu
       KRISHNA DANGI  
 
    KATHMANDU, Aug 28: Members of the national cricket team and fans had been patiently waiting for hours at the Tribhuvan International Airport for the arrival of coach Pubudu Dassanayake on Thursday. When the Sri Lankan born Canadian emerged through the arrival section, he was overwhelmed by the warm reception offered to him by fans, players and journalists.

Cricket players felicitated the coach offering shawls as journalists encircled him with urgency and enthusiasm. With a smile on his face, Pubudu said he did not expect such a warm reception. “I feel completely at home,” said Dassanayake. “I was not expecting such a reception. I am touched.”

 
  Cristiano Ronaldo Wins Best Player In Europe Award
       Associated Press  
 
    MONACO, Aug 28: Cristiano Ronaldo has won UEFA´s award as the best player in Europe last season after scoring a record 17 goals in the Champions League.

The Real Madrid and Portgual forward beat Bayern Munich pair Manuel Neuer of Germany and the Netherlands´ Arjen Robben.

 
  Real Madrid Gets Liverpool In Champions League
       Associated Press  
 
    MONACO, Aug 29: Real Madrid will start its Champions League campaign against five-time winner Liverpool, FC Basel and Bulgarian club Ludogorets Razgrad.

The 10-time champions, aiming to become the first team to defend the title in 25 years, were drawn into Group B on Thursday.

 
  New Diamond Defends Volleyball Title
       REPUBLICA  
 
    KATHMANDU, Aug 28: New Diamond Club defended its National Women Volleyball Championship defeating Nepal APF Sports Club 3-1 in Pokhara on Thursday.

Losing the first set 22-25, New Diamond made a comback to win the second set 25-21 and third set 25-23. Riding on 13-year old Prativa Mali´s phenomenal performance, New Diamond wrapped the game with a 25-11 win in the fourth set.

 
  Maria Sharapova Comes Through In 3 Sets At US Open
       ASSOCIATED PRESS  
 
    NEW YORK, Aug 28: A year ago at this time, Maria Sharapova was sitting out the U.S. Open, getting checked by doctors and having tests on the surgically repaired right shoulder that has troubled her off and on.

On Wednesday, Sharapova found herself down by a set and facing a break point early in the second at Flushing Meadows, bothered by the whipping wind, her own off-target strokes and an opponent who wasn´t backing down.

 
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