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.”
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.
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.