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  Cricket Players, CAN Standoff Comes To An End
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    KATHMANDU, April 16: The standoff between the national cricket team players and the Cricket Association of Nepal (CAN) has finally ended after the two sides agreed to formation of a planning and monitoring committee at a meeting on Wednesday. With the breakthrough, the cricketers announced an end to their boycott of the ongoing National One Day Cricket Championship.

The national cricket team boycotted the tournament expressing dissatisfaction over the working methods of CAN -- cricket’s governing body in Nepal -- and demanding a new executive committee there.

 
  Bale Leads Madrid 2-1 Past Barca For Copa Del Rey
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    VALENCIA, Spain,April 17: Gareth Bale filled the void left by the injured Cristiano Ronaldo, sealing Real Madrid´s 19th Copa del Rey title with a late goal in Wednesday´s 2-1 win over Barcelona.

Ronaldo´s extra-time play gave Madrid the 2011 Copa del Rey title at Barcelona´s expense. In his absence Wednesday, Bale scored in the 85th minute — his first goal in three "clasico" matches — to make sure Madrid repeated the feat.

 
  Biratnagar Continues Impressive Run With Third Straight Victory
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    KATHMANDU, April 16: Biratnagar continued its impressive run in the Pepsi Standard Charted National One Day Cricket Championship consolidating its chances of securing semi-final berth after winning its third consecutive match at the TU Cricket Ground on Wednesday.

Biratnagar beat leader Bhairahawa by 16 runs in an evenly contested match as Dhangadi brushed aside the challenge of Janakpur by six wickets to keep its semi-final hopes alive in another group B fixture played at the Pulchowk Engineering Cricket Ground.

 
  Toran Surges To Lead On Day II
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    KATHMANDU, April 16: Toran Shahi shot six-under 66 to surge up to the leaderboard after the second round of the Surya Nepal NPGA Tour Championship at the par-72 Gokarna Golf Club on Wednesday.

Toran, who carded three-under 69 on the first day, is atop the leaderboard with a total of nine-under 135. Toran has three stokes lead over Nepal No 1 Shivaram Shrestha and Umesh Nagarkoti. Shivaram, who played six-under on first day played even-par 72 on Wednesday and Umesh, who played four-under on round one played two-under 70 on the second day for a total of six-under 138.

 
  Briefly: Sports Carnival Next Month
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    KATHMANDU, April 16: Nepal Karate Federation, in collaboration with Khelsansar.com is organizing Sports Carnival next month.

Competitions in Karate, Boxing, Full Contact Karate, ITF Taekwondo, Kick Boxing and Muay Thai will be held under the three-day event from May 8-10, NKF President Dawa Gurung said during a press conference in Kathmandu on Wednesday.

 
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