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New Delhi, May 26 (PTI) The following are the top/expected sports stories at 1710 hours: EXPECTED STORIES: *Updated report of Asian Boxing Championship in Dubai.

*Report of European Shooting Championship in Croatia.

*Report of Junior World Weightlifting Championship in Tashkent.

*Updated report of French Open.

STORIES ON THE WIRE: SPO-CRI-WTC-IND-NICHOLLS Indian pacers on par with our men but focus will be on Ashwin, Jadeja: Henry Nicholls By Kushan Sarkar New Delhi, May 26 (PTI) India's pace attack is on par with New Zealand's world class swing operators but the Black Caps batsman Henry Nicholls is more wary of the threat spinners Ravichandran Ashwin and Ravindra Jadeja may pose during the upcoming World Test Championship final.

SPO-IOA-OLY-VACCINATION-DETAILS IOA seeks details of vaccinated athletes from national federations New Delhi, May 26 (PTI) The Indian Olympic Association (IOA) has sought details from the national federations about the vaccinated athletes and officials, who are set to travel to Tokyo for the Summer Games, beginning July 23.

SPO-TENNIS-OPEN-IND Ankita bows out of French Open Qualifiers Paris, May 26 (PTI) Ankita Raina's yet another attempt to qualify for the singles main draw of a Grand Slam failed as she bowed out of the French Open Qualifiers with a second-round defeat, here on Wednesday.

SPO-CRI-ARCHER Archer undergoes elbow surgery, assessment on return to training after one month London, May 27 (PTI) England fast bowler Jofra Archer has undergone surgery on his right elbow to address a long-standing injury, the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) said on Wednesday, without specifying any time-frame on his return to action.

SPO-CRI-HOLDING-RACISM People won't understand how it feels to face racism throughout your entire life: Holding London, May 26 (PTI) It is impossible to completely wipe off racism from the world, feels fast bowling great Michael Holding, who would 'bruise his knee' to the grave if he was still an active player but doesn't want anyone to take the gesture as 'a tick-in-the-box exercise'.

SPO-CRI-EDGBASTON-CROWD Edgbaston Test between England and New Zealand to allow 18,000 fans on each day Birmingham, May 26 (PTI) As many as 18,000 fans will be allowed on each day of the second Test between England and New Zealand at Edgbaston after it was selected as the first of the UK government's pilot events that will gauge the risk of COVID-19 transmission at events that attract mass gatherings.

SPO-CRI-ICC-RANKING-ODI Kohli, Rohit static in ODI batting chart, Bumrah 5th among bowlers Dubai, May 26 (PTI) India skipper Virat Kohli and his deputy Rohit Sharma held on to their second and third positions respectively in the batting chart, while pacer Jasprit Bumrah remained static at number five in the bowling list of the latest ICC ODI player rankings issued on Wednesday.

SPO-CRI-PAK-AKHTAR-AMIR Be matured and make comeback for Pakistan: Akhtar's advice for Amir Karachi, May 27 (PTI) Former Pakistan fast bowler Shoaib Akhtar has urged Muhammad Amir to show 'maturity' in sorting out his differences with national team management and make a comeback in near future.

SPO-CRI-PCB-AKMAL Umar Akmal pays 4.5 million rupee fine, to take part in ACU's rehab program Karachi, May 27 (PTI) Controversial Pakistan batsman Umar Akmal has paid a hefty fine of 4.5 million rupees to PCB, which now entitles him to join Anti-Corruption rehabilitation program of the board.

SPO-CRI-VIRUS-DEATH Former Mumbai player Ranjita Rane dies after battling cancer Mumbai, May 26 (PTI) Former Mumbai player and scorer Ranjita Rane died here on Wednesday after battling cancer.

SPO-FOOT-IND-THAPA Need to improve my conversion rate, says Indian footballer Anirudh Thapa New Delhi, May 26 (PTI) Young Indian midfielder Anirudh Thapa says he is focussing on improving his goal conversion rate and adapting to different playing circumstances during matches.

SPO-FOOT-DELHI-MENTAL Amid pandemic, Football Delhi to run campaign on mental health challenges New Delhi, May 26 (PTI) Football Delhi, the sport's governing body in the national capital, will run a campaign focussed on mental health from May 29 to August 15, seeking to address the concerns of those facing severe mental health challenges amid the COVID-19 pandemic. PTI ATK ATK

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