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  Thapa Meets Minister Over PAC Directive
       REPUBLICA  
 
    KATHMANDU, July 28: A team of All Nepal Football Association (ANFA) led by its president Ganesh Thapa on Monday met Minister for Youth and Sports Purushottam Paudel a day after the parliament´s Public Accounts Committee (PAC) directed the football governing body to suspend all its activities for the time being.

During the meeting held at the Ministry of Youth and Sports, ANFA President Thapa and Minister Paudel discussed the PAC directive.

 
  Coca-Cola Football Selection
       REPUBLICA  
 
    New Hopes wins in sudden death

KATHMANDU,July 28: New Hopes School of Jhapa scraped a 7-4 sudden death win against Red Star Boarding School of Morang on Monday in the boys´ section of the Eastern Region selection tournament for the Coca-Cola Inter-school National Football Championship. The match had ended goalless in regulation time.

In the Central Region qualifiers, Janata Jaswal of Dhanusha recorded a comfortable 5-2 win over Kalika Higher Secondary School of Dolakha. Dinesh Yonjan scored a brace for Janata while Gaurav Lama, Lek Bahadur Ghimire and Laxman Upadhyaya added a goal each. Bibek Budhathoki and Sajan Tamang were on target for Kalika.

 
  Tax Fraud Case Against Lionel Messi Goes Ahead
       Associated Press  
 
    MADRID, July 28: A Spanish judge has rejected a prosecutor´s request to drop charges of tax fraud against Lionel Messi and ordered the investigation into three cases of suspected unpaid taxes to proceed.

A court statement says there is "sufficient evidence" to believe the Argentina player "could have known and consented" to the creation of a fictitious corporate structure to avoid paying taxes on income made from Messi´s image rights.

 
  South Africa Win Sri Lanka Test Series 1-0
       Associated Press  
 
    COLOMBO, Sri Lanka, July 28:  South Africa frustrated Sri Lanka´s spin attack with a defensive batting strategy to earn a draw in the second test on Monday and win the two-match series, 1-0.

Sri Lankan spinner Rangana Herath bagged five wickets but couldn´t prevent the draw after Sri Lanka set a 369-run target for the visitors on the final day of the test.

 
  Despite Lack Of Facilities, Boxers Determined To Bring Home Medals
       SANJEEV KUMAR SHAH  
 
    KATHMANDU, July 27: They have been at the receiving end of the conflict that has plagued Nepali sports recently, and they are not getting adequate facilities either. But this has not dimished their fighting spirit or stopped them from dreaming big.

Nine of the boxers set to represent Nepal at the 17th Asian Games have been training under chief coach Om Kumar Maskey for four hours every morning and evening at the Dasharath Stadium in Tripureshwar, determined to bring home medals from Asia’s biggest sporting event. The Games are scheduled to take place from September 19 to October 4 in Incheon of South Korea.

 
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