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New Delhi, Jul 16 (PTI) The following are the top/expected stories at 1700 hours: EXPECTED STORIES: *FIDE World Cup in Sochi.

STORIES ON THE WIRE: SPO-CRI-T20WC-POOLS India, Pakistan placed in same group in T20 World Cup Dubai, Jul 16 (PTI) Arch-rivals India and Pakistan were on Friday placed in the same group for the T20 World Cup as the ICC announced the pools for its flagship event, set to be played in the UAE and Oman from October 17 to November 14.

SPO-CRI-IND-RAJU-INTERVIEW Kuldeep has to find solution for himself as Dhoni is not behind stumps anymore: Raju By Nikhil Bapat Mumbai, Jul 16 (PTI) Kuldeep Yadav no longer has Mahendra Singh Dhoni behind the stumps for tactical inputs and hence will have to himself figure out a way to get back to form before T20 World Cup where he can be a match-winner, feels former India spinner Venkatapathy Raju.

SPO-OLY-TENNIS-NAGAL Nagal now eligible for Tokyo singles draw, Yuki misses out due to injury New Delhi, Jul 16 (PTI) Indian tennis player Sumit Nagal is now eligible to compete in the men's singles event at the Tokyo Olympics, the world governing body ITF has communicated to the AITA, a source in the national tennis body said on Friday.

SPO-OLY-ARCHERY-DEEPIKA Past Olympic failures will play on my mind, says Deepika By Tapan Mohanta Kolkata, Jul 16 (PTI) Star Indian archer Deepika Kumari says the failure to win medals in the last two Olympics will 'play on her mind' but she is trying to stay away from the negative emotions as she heads to the Tokyo Games.

SPO-OLY-HOCK-LD FIH Hockey in Tokyo 2020: Gold for both finalists in case of no title clash due to COVID Tokyo, Jul 16 (PTI) Saddled with many 'ifs and buts' around the conduct of hockey at the Olympics, The International Hockey Federation (FIH) on Friday said if finalists at the Tokyo Games are ruled of the title clash due to COVID-19, both teams will be awarded gold medals.

SPO-CRI-SL-PERERA-INJURY SL injury update: Perera out of entire India tour, Fernando to miss ODI series Colombo, Jul 16 (PTI) Former captain and wicketkeeper-batsman Kusal Perera has been ruled out of the entire limited overs series against India while fast bowler Binura Fernando will not be available for the ODIs against India due to injuries, Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) said on Friday.

SPO-OLY-SHOOT-RANINDER Our shooters certainly among India's top prospects: NRAI president Raninder Singh By Abhishek Hore New Delhi, Jul 16 (PTI) Expectation can be a double-edged sword, but National Rifle Association of India (NRAI) president Raninder Singh reckons it could bring the best out of his shooters in the Tokyo Olympics, with many of them adept at 'thriving under pressure.' SPO-OLY-CHEFDEMISSION Memoirs of a Brigadier: Chef de Mission's Mission Impossible By Poonam Mehra New Delhi, Jul 16 (PTI) Tackling egos, managing resources, enforcing discipline -- sounds difficult? Well, that's the life of a chef-de-mission at the Olympic Games.

SPO-OLY-SHOOT-TEAM-DEPARTURE Efforts still on for pistol coach Pavel as Indian shooters leave Zagreb for Tokyo By Abhishek Hore New Delhi, Jul 16 (PTI) Hoping to join the Indian shooting contingent in Tokyo at a later date, foreign pistol coach Pavel Smirnov stayed back in Zagreb as the others on Friday headed for the Olympics via Amsterdam.

SPO-OLY-INDIA-BERLIN-1936 Dhyan Chand's Berlin Saga: Captaincy test in Nazi Germany, Hitler myth By Kushan Sarkar New Delhi, Jul 16 (PTI) When Adolf Hitler commissioned Nazi Germany's favourite film director Leni Reifanstahl to document the 1936 Berlin Olympics, he and his propaganda minister Joseph Goebbels couldn't have imagined that there would be another nation, apart from the USA, refusing to salute the Fuhrer.

SPO-GOLF-LAHIRI-PGA-BARBOSAL Lahiri starts with fine 4-under 68 in Barbasol, placed tied 31 Nicholasville (US), Jul 16 (PTI) India's Anirban Lahiri fired a fine 4-under 68 despite a closing double bogey after a trip into the lake in the first round of Barbasol Championship, a PGA Tour event played in the same week as the The Open in UK.

SPO-GOLF-ADITI Aditi combines superbly with Thai Pajaree, duo lies 2nd in Great Lakes Michigan, Jul 16 (PTI) India's Aditi Ashok and her Thai teammate, Pajaree Anannarukarn, produced another superb bogey-free performance with 7-under 63 in the best-ball format to be placed second at the end of second round of Dow Great Lakes Bay Invitational here.

SPO-OLY-ATH-IND-BRANDS Made in India to make its presence felt at Olympic Stadium during Tokyo Games athletics events By Philem Dipak Singh New India, Jul 16 (PTI) India may not be anywhere close to being an athletics superpower but equipment manufactured by the country's companies will be visible all across during the field events of the Olympics Games at Tokyo's Olympic Stadium.

SPO-OLY-IND-LD PRESS ATTACHE IOA names Security Attache B K Sinha as Press Attache of India's Olympic contingent New Delhi, Jul 16 (PTI) Retired IPS officer B K Sinha will perform the dual role of Security as well as Press Attache of India's Olympic contingent at the Tokyo Games, which begins on July 23, the IOA announced on Friday.

SPO-GOLF-WOM-IND In-form Tvesa tied second in Finland, Diksha 18th Turku (Finland), Jul 16 (PTI) Indian golfer Tvesa Malik continued her great summer run, firing three birdies in a four-hole stretch in the first round to lie tied second at the Gant Ladies Open, the eighth event on the 2021 Ladies European Tour calendar here. PTI SSC SSC SSC

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