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National Taekwondo Kicks Off
KATHMANDU, Jan 27: Ajay Rijal and Dina Tamang of Western Region won gold medals in the Fourth National Taekwondo Championship, which kicked off at Tripureshwar on Tuesday.

Ajay claimed gold in men´s 58 kg and Dina in women´s 46 kg.
Leaders APF, New Diamond March On
KATHMANDU, Jan 27 : Defending champion Nepal APF Sports Club and New Diamond Academy continued their domination in the Dhorpatan Blue Sky Women´s Volleyball Tournament with their fourth consecutive wins on Tuesday.

APF swept aside Tribhuvan Army Club 25-8, 25-6, 25-13 in straight sets, with New Diamond also recording a comfortable 25-5, 25-0, 25-7 win over Chhantyal Club.
Nadal Out Of Australian Open
MELBOURNE, Jan 27: Rafael Nadal is out of the Australian Open, beaten 6-2, 6-0, 7-6 (5) in the quarterfinals by seventh-seeded Tomas Berdych on Tuesday.

The third-seeded Nadal , a 14-time Grand Slam singles champion, said before the tournament began that his lack of match fitness due to injuries and illness in the last half of 2014 made him unlikely to win more than a few rounds at Melbourne Park.
Bed-shaking 'ghost' Rattles Pakistan Cricketer At Christchurch Hotel
Associated Press
WELLINGTON, New Zealand, Jan 27: Pakistan team management says cricketer Haris Sohail was left "visibly shaken" after a ghostly encounter in a Christchurch hotel room.

Sohail fled what he believed was "a supernatural presence" which shook his bed at the Rydges Latimer hotel, taking refuge in the room of a team coach after the encounter earlier this week.
Sharapova To Play Makarova In Australian Open Semifinals
Associated Press
MELBOURNE, Jan 27: Maria Sharapova moved closer to another Australian Open title, set to face a fellow Russian in the semifinals who has never beaten her.

Sharapova made all the big points look easy Tuesday in defeating 20-year-old Eugenie Bouchard 6-3, 6-2 — her fourth consecutive win over the Canadian — and advance to a semifinal against Ekaterina Makarova, who earlier beat third-seeded Simona Halep 6-4, 6-0.
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