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2nd Test: Smith Century Gives Australia Advantage
Associated Press
BRISBANE, Australia, Dec 19: Steve Smith quickly got over one of his toughest days ever on a cricket field to produce a century that kept Australia in contention in the second test against India, and could prove to be one of the defining innings of his career.

On his third day in charge, Smith became the first Australian in 39 years to score a century in his first innings as test captain — a counterattacking 133 on Friday.
Nepal Meets Maldives In Curtain-raiser Today
KATHMANDU, Dec 19: Host Nepal will take on Maldives in the inaugural match of the First South Asian Invitational Women´s Volleyball Championship on Friday at the covered hall of National Sports Council in Tripureshwar, Kathmandu.

This will be the fifth meeting between Nepal and Maldives, after the 10th South Asian Games (SAG) held in Colombo, Sri Lanka in 2006 and a three-match friendly series held in Kathmandu in August this year. And the host will be the favorite in Friday´s match as it has defeated Maldives in all their previous meetings.
Nepal To Host AFC U-14 Girls' Regional Championship
KATHMANDU, Dec 19: Nepal has been awarded the AFC U-14 Girls´ Regional Championship 2015 South and Central Region, scheduled for April 20-25.

According to the All Nepal Football Association (ANFA), the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) sent a letter confirming Nepal as the tournament host.
HHCA In Nami Cup Semis
KATHMANDU, Dec 18:  Himalayan Helpless Child Academy progressed to the semifinals of the First Nami Cup Inter-school Basketball Championship in the senior girls´ category after defeating Teresa Academy 22-12 on Thursday. Valley Public and Galaxy Public School both defeated HIMS 32-22 and 26-14 respectively. In the senior boys´ section, HHHC reached the quarterfinals as the Group A runner-up despite its 36-32 loss to Baba Boarding School. Earlier, a minute´s silence was observed before Thursday´s matches to mourn the victims, mostly children, of Tuesday´s terrorist attack on a school in Peshawar, Pakistan.
Himalayan, Army's Red To Vie For Title
KATHMANDU, Dec 18: The red team of host Army will take on Himalayan Club of Western Region for the title of the Pritana Open National Handball Running Shield Championship.

 In the first semifinal, Himalayan completed a 32-27 over Nepal APF Sports Club before Army´s red team had defeated its blue team 27-17 in Pokhara on Thursday. Himalayan and APF played a 21-21 stalemate during the 60 minute regulation time.
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