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New Delhi, Apr 24 (PTI) The following are the top/expected stories at 1715 hours: EXPECTED STORIES: *Report of IPL match between Rajasthan Royals and Kolkata Knight Riders in Mumbai.

*Golf reports from Los Angeles, Japan and Spain.

STORIES ON THE WIRE: SPO-CRI-IPL-CSK-RCB-PREVIEW IPL: RCB, CSK set for high-voltage clash Mumbai, Apr 24 (PTI) It would be nothing short of a clash of the titans when Virat Kohli's on-a-roll Royal Challengers Bangalore takes on Mahendra Singh Dhoni's Chennai Super Kings in a top-of-the-table IPL showdown here on Sunday with two points and momentum at stake.

SPO-CRI-IPL-SRH-DC-PREVIEW A 'Final Slugfest': DC rely on 'Pant Power' against wily Rashid on slow Chepauk Chennai, Apr 24 (PTI) Rishabh Pant's brute power will be put to test against Rashid Khan's bagful of tricks in an IPL encounter where Delhi Capitals will start as favourites against SunRisers Hyderabad due to their better bowling resources. SPO-CRI-IPL-STOKES-CHENNAI-PITCH Stokes lambasts slow Chepauk track, says 'trash' wickets will have teams scraping to low scores London, Apr 24 (PTI) England all-rounder Ben Stokes has criticised the slow track of Chennai's Chepauk Stadium and hoped that teams competing in the IPL do not end up regularly scraping to low scores because of wickets that are 'trash'.

SPO-CRI-IPL-MI-SURYAKUMAR It is a matter of one game and we'll come back strongly: Suryakumar Chennai, Apr 24 (PTI) Mumbai Indians batsman Suryakumar Yadav isn't too worried about the team's misfiring middle-order and said it is just a matter of one game and it will make a strong comeback.

SPO-ARCHERY-IND-WC Archery World Cup Stage 1: Women's team storms into gold medal clash; India eyeing four medals Guatemala City, Apr 24 (PTI) Recurve women's team of Deepika Kumari, Ankita Bhakat and Komalika Bari assured India of its first medal in the Archery World Cup Stage 1 after cruising into the final with a straight-set win over Spain here.

SPO-CRI-VIRUS-TENDULKAR Sachin Tendulkar recovers from COVID-19, to donate plasma Mumbai, Apr 24 (PTI) Former India captain Sachin Tendulkar on Saturday said he has recovered from COVID-19 and will donate plasma when he is eligible.

SPO-CRI-MITHALI-RETIREMENT 2022 World Cup will be my swansong: Mithali Raj New Delhi, Apr 24 (PTI) Indian women's ODI captain Mithali Raj on Saturday indicated that the 2022 50-over World Cup in New Zealand will be her 'swansong' after 23 illustrious years in international cricket.

SPO-HOCK-WOM-PRADHAN Focus is on converting opportunities in the circle: Indian women's hockey mid-fielder Nikki Pradhan New Delhi, Apr 24 (PTI) Experienced mid-fielder Nikki Pradhan feels that the Indian women's hockey team needs to improve its goal conversion rate ahead of the Tokyo Olympics.

SPO-CRI-CRICKETER DEAD Former Hyderabad cricketer Ashwin Yadav dead Hyderabad, Apr 24 (PTI) Former Hyderabad fast bowler Ashwin Yadav died after suffering a cardiac arrest here on Saturday.

SPO-CRI-IND-GAVASKAR-SHASTRI Ravi's ability to infuse confidence in youngsters is unbelievable: Sunil Gavaskar New Delhi, Apr 24 (PTI) Effusive in his praise for national cricket coach Ravi Shastri, former India captain Sunil Gavaskar on Saturday called him an 'incredible' mentor with an 'unbelievable' ability to motivate youngsters even in their lowest phases.

SPO-FOOT-ISL-MUMBAICITY-VIGNESH Mumbai City FC extend contract with D Vignesh until 2025 Mumbai, Apr 24 (PTI) Mumbai City FC have inked a fresh four-year contract with Vignesh Dakshinamurthy to keep the promising left wing-back at the club until May, 2025. PTI ATK ATK