Karim nets a brace


Madrid: Karim Benzema and Kaka guided a weakened Real Madrid to a 4-1 win at third-tier Alcoyano in a King's Cup last-32 first leg on Thursday. For Real, Benzema struck twice while captain Kaka and Jose Rodriguez added the other goals. Javi Lara netted Alcoyano's sole goal.

Calcutta: The Group B matches of the AFC under-16 women's Football Championship 2013 qualifiers, scheduled to be held in Colombo from Tuesday, have been postponed due to bad weather.

Calcutta: Basu Mukherjee scored a brace to help United SC under-16 team beat Siliguri Morning Soccer 2-0 in a KPD Cup Knockout meet match at the Kanchenjunga Stadium in Siliguri on Thursday.

Hyderabad: Amandeep Singh of Railways and Nanao Singh of Services notched up contrasting wins to reach the quarter finals of the Men's National Boxing Championship here on Thursday.

Gurgaon: A brilliant four-under 68 helped Toran Bikram Shahi of Nepal to enjoy a one-stroke lead after the opening round of the DLF Masters at the DLF Golf and Country Club here on Thursday.

Defending champion Himmat Singh Rai, SSP Chowrasia of the city and Chandigarh's Randhir Singh Ghotra were a stroke behind at tied second.

Bangkok: S. Chikkarangappa carded a creditable three-under 69 to occupy the tied third position on the opening day of the fourth Asia-Pacific Amateur Golf Championship here on Thursday. Chikka was three shots adrift of China's Guan Tianlang.

New Delhi: The experienced Alegre brothers ' Ramon and David ' are among the leading Spanish hockey players who have signed up to be a part of the Hockey India League Players' Auction to be held next month. Ramon had led Spain in the London Games.

Dhaka: The Bangladesh Cricket Board says that it has made a commitment to tour Pakistan later this year. The board's Chairman Nazmul Hasan said a decision will be finalised after discussion with the government and analysing a number of factors including the security situation in Pakistan.

Wellington: Stephen Boock has been elected president of New Zealand Cricket. Left-arm spinner Boock was a director of NZ Cricket between 2002 and 2011.