New Delhi, Jun 11 (PTI) The following are the top stories at 1700 hours: EXPECTED STORIES: *An updated report of Poland Open wrestling tournament.
STORIES ON THE WIRE: SPO-CRI-IND-GOWTHAM-INTERVIEW 'Carrom ball' in armoury, Krishnappa Gowtham ready to soar under Dravid's wings By Kushan Sarkar New Delhi, Jun 11 (PTI) Krishnappa Gowtham was nicknamed 'Bhajji' by his teammates during his early years and he has adored Ravichandran Ashwin's cricketing philosophy but the all-rounder's skill-sets, including the 'carrom ball', is his own customised version.
SPO-CRI-IND-RUTURAJ-INTERVIEW Gaikwad banks on core strength of adaptability to impress in maiden India outing By Nikhil Bapat Pune, Jun 11 (PTI) Overwhelmed by emotion after getting his maiden India call-up, batsman Ruturaj Gaikwad of Friday said he would be banking on his ability to adapt quickly when he tries to make an impression during the upcoming tour of Sri Lanka.
SPO-WREST-POLAND-VINESH Vinesh reaches final of Poland Open with contrasting wins Warsaw, Jun 11 (PTI) Star Indian wrestler Vinesh Phogat proved that her preparations for the Tokyo Olympics were on track as she progressed to the 53kg final of Poland Open with two contrasting wins here on Friday.
SPO-OLY-MINISTRY Sports Ministry not to send its delegation to Olympics New Delhi, Jun 11 (PTI) The Sports Ministry on Friday said it has decided against sending its delegation to Tokyo Olympics to accommodate 'maximum' support staff, including coaches and physios, for the athletes competing in the Summer Games.
SPO-CRI-IND-DHAWAN Humbled to lead my country: Dhawan New Delhi, Jun 11 (PTI) Handed responsibility to lead the Indian team on the Sri Lanka tour, opener Shikhar Dhawan on Friday said he feels humbled after being appointed captain of the national side.
SPO-WREST-IND-COACH SAI sacks Greco-Roman foreign coach Temo Kazarashvili for non-performance New Delhi, Jun 11 (PTI) The Sports Authority of India (SAI) on Friday announced that it has relieved Georgian wrestling coach Temo Kazarashvili for non-performance since none of the Greco Roman wrestlers could qualify for the Tokyo Games.
SPO-WREST-POLAND-ANSHU Anshu Malik withdraws from Poland Open, being tested for COVID-19 Warsaw, Jul 11 (PTI) Olympic-bound young Indian wrestler Anshu Malik on Friday withdrew from the Poland Open after catching fever and will be in isolation as a precautionary measure till she gets her COVID-19 test report.
SPO-OLY-TT-CAMP Derailed Olympic preparation back on track after Manika agrees to attend national camp By Bharat Sharma New Delhi, Jun 11 (PTI) Indian table tennis contingent's Olympic preparations got a much needed boost on Friday when star paddler Manika Batra agreed to join the national camp in Sonepat to train with mixed doubles partner and veteran Sharath Kamal.
SPO-CRI-DRAVID As 'A' team coach, made sure every player on tour got a game: Dravid New Delhi, Jun 11 (PTI) Widely credited for creating India's talent pool at the under-19 and A level, former captain and NCA Director Rahul Dravid says during his stint as coach with these teams, he made sure that every cricketer who toured got a game unlike his playing days.
SPO-CRI-WTC-SARANDEEP If India play four seamers, Shardul is my pick: former selector Sarandeep Singh New Delhi, Jun 11 (PTI) India should look at Shardul Thakur over Mohammad Siraj as the fourth fast bowling option in the side for the World Test Championship final against New Zealand in case of overcast conditions in Southamptom, feels former selector Sarandeep Singh.
SPO-GOLF-LAHIRI-PALMETTO Lahiri starts with 69, lies 31st at Palmetto Championship Ridgeland (US), Jun 11 (PTI) Indian golfer Anirban Lahiri carded a 2-under 69 to be placed tied-31 after the opening round of the Palmetto Championship here.
SPO-CRI-AUS-HUNDRED-PULLOUT COVID-19 Impact: Warner, Stoinis pull out of The Hundred Melbourne, Jun 11 (PTI) Star Australian opener David Warner and all-rounder Marcus Stoinis have pulled out of the inaugural edition of 'The Hundred' as the England and Wales Cricket Board gears up for more withdrawals in wake of the challenges posed by COVID-19 pandemic.
SPO-MINISTRY-INITIATIVE Sports Minister launches athlete injury management system New Delhi, Jun 11 (PTI) Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju on Friday launched an ambitious initiative to provide world class treatment and rehabilitation to elite athletes injured during competition or training. PTI ATK ATK