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New Delhi, Jul 4 (PTI) The following are the top stories at 1700 hours: STORIES ON WIRE: SPO-CRI-WOM-IND-MITHALI Hunger is still there, adding new dimensions to my batting ahead of WC: Mithali Worcester, Jul 4 (PTI) India skipper Mithali Raj's hunger for runs remains the same as it was 22 years ago and she is trying to add 'new dimensions' to her batting for a one last hurrah at next year's ODI World Cup in New Zealand.

SPO-CRI-WOM-IND-SHANTHA Mithali's records are here to stay: Shantha Rangaswamy New Delhi, Jul 4 (PTI) Former India captain Shantha Rangaswamy on Sunday called Mithali Raj the 'Sachin Tendulkar' of women's cricket and said her record of being the highest run-getter in the game is here to stay.

SPO-CRI-SMITH-WTC Smith looking forward to eight Tests in sub-continent Melbourne, Jul 4 (PTI) Star Australian batsman Steve Smith is looking forward to a 'physical, mental and emotional' battle when his team tours the sub-continent for eight Tests, including four against India, as part of the World Test Championship.

SPO-CRI-WOM-STHALEKAR-MITHALI Record shows the class that Mithali is: Lisa Sthalekar Worcester, Jul 4 (PTI) Former Australia women's team captain Lisa Sthalekar has expressed her amazement at Indian veteran Mithali Raj's ability to consistently deliver with her record-breaking willow while chasing.

SPO-CRI-CHAPPELL-IND India has even-money chance of beating England on their home turf, feels Ian Chappell Melbourne, Jul 4 (PTI) The legendary Ian Chappell feels India has an 'even-money chance' of beating England in their own backyard in the upcoming five-match Test series owing to a formidable pace-bowling unit.

SPO-OLY-IND-SWIM-SAJAN Prakash says self belief, support system, shutting down non-sense helped him Kolkata, Jul 4 (PTI) One of India's top swimmers, Sajan Prakash says shutting down all the 'nonsense' around him, self belief and having a great support system were key to his dream comeback and now he is aiming to compete in the finals of the upcoming Tokyo Games.

SPO-GOLF-LAHIRI Lahiri slips to T-70 in Rocket Mortgage Classic Detroit, Jul 4 (PTI) Indian gofer Anirban Lahiri slipped on day three of the Rocket Mortgage Classic to be T-70.

SPO-GOLF-WOM-IND Tvesa rounds off week at T-32, Diksha 53rd Arnhem (Netherlands), Jul 4 (PTI) Indian golfer Tvesa Malik rounded off a modest week with a 1-under 71 for the second day running and finished T-32 at the Big Green Egg Open here.

SPO-GOLF-IND Bhullar rises to T-21 at Irish Open, Sharma 57th Kilkenny (Ireland), Jul 4 (PTI) India's Gaganjeet Bhullar and Shubhankar Sharma had an eventful third round as Australian Lucas Herbert took a one-stroke lead at the Dubai Duty Free Irish Open here.

SPO-GOLF-ADITI Aditi shoots 69 to improve at Volunteers of America Classic The Colony (US), Jul 4 (PTI) India's Aditi Ashok shot two-under 69, after two even par rounds of 71 each, to rise to tied 37th spot at the Volunteers of America Classic golf tournament on the LPGA here.

SPO-JUDOKA-OLY-PREPARATION Judoka Shushila Devi to finetune preparations in Delhi before Tokyo: SAI New Delhi, Jul 4 (PTI) Judoka Shushila Devi, who will represent India in the Tokyo Olympics, will finetune her preparation in a final training camp here from July 9 along with two sparring partners, the Sports Authority of India (SAI) said on Sunday. PTI SSC SSC SSC

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