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New Delhi, Jul 20 (PTI) The following are the top/expected stories at 1715 hours: EXPECTED STORIES: *Report of 2nd ODI between India and Sri Lanka in Colombo.

*Report of India's warm-up game against 'County Select XI' In Durham.

*Report of World Cadet wrestling Championship in Hungary.

*Report of FIDE World Cup in Sochi.

STORIES ON THE WIRE: SPO-OLY-ARCHERY-JADHAV From Satara to Tokyo: Archer Jadhav aims to make it big in Tokyo By Tapan Mohanta Kolkata, Jul 20 (PTI) Indian archer Pravin Jadhav had two choices to make as a young boy -- join his father as a wage labourer or run on the track for a better living.

SPO-OLY-BOX-SANDHU-INTERVIEW Punching new letters in Boxing history: Dronacharya Sandhu on India's chances By Poonam Mehra New Delhi, Jul 20 (PTI) It was under his tutelage that Indian boxers delivered some unparalleled medal hauls and former national coach Gurbax Singh Sandhu believes history will be re-written in Tokyo with the country winning more than one Olympic medal in boxing for the very first time.

SPO-OLY-BADMINTON-ANALYSIS Sindhu aiming for a historic second successive medal, others target breakthrough By Amit Kumar Das New Delhi, Jul 20 (PTI) A quartet of Indian shuttlers, led by the reigning world champion and Rio silver medallist P V Sindhu, is aiming to continue the trend of returning with Olympic medal after achieving success in the last two editions of the Games.

SPO-OLY-SHOOT-RANGE-HEAT Shooters feeling the 'heat' in Tokyo Tokyo, Jul 20 (PTI) The shooters are feeling the heat, literally.

Three days before the Tokyo Olympics open, the marksmen and markswomen are struggling to carry out their last few training sessions, thanks to a combination of the Japanese capital's hot and humid weather and the convertible practice facility at the Asaka Shooting Range.

SPO-CRI-IND-COUNTYXI-WARMUP Kohli, Rahane rested for India's warm-up first-class game against Select County XI Durham, Jul 20 (PTI) Skipper Virat Kohli and vice-captain Ajinkya Rahane have opted out of the three day first-class warm-up fixture against County Select XI along with senior-off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin.

SPO-OLY-VIRUS-VILLAGE Czech beach volleyball coach tests positive for COVID-19 at Olympic Village Tokyo, Jul 20 (PTI) Czech beach volleyball coach Simon Nausch tested positive for COVID-19 on Tuesday, making him the fifth resident of the Olympic Village to be infected by the virus.

SPO-OLY-MOTTO-LD CHANGE Faster, higher, stronger and now 'together', IOC adds fourth Olympic motto Tokyo, Jul 20 (PTI) The Olympic motto was amended to 'faster, higher, stronger - together' during the International Olympic Committee's session in Tokyo on Tuesday as the world waited for the pandemic-hit Games to begin on July 23.

SPO-FOOT-WOM-MAYMOL Maymol Rocky steps down as Indian women's football team coach New Delhi, Jul 20 (PTI) After four years in charge of the Indian women's senior national team, head coach Maymol Rocky has stepped down from her role due to personal reasons.

SPO-BOX-YOUTH Youth Nat'l Boxing: Gitika, Bishwamitra advance into quarter-finals Sonepat (Haryana), Jul 20 (PTI) Haryana boxer Deepika upstaged reigning youth world champion Alfiya Pathan in the heavyweight (+81kg) quarterfinals to cause a major upset at the 4th Youth National Championships here.

SPO-FOOT-AIFF-AWARDS Bala Devi, Manisha Kalyan named winners of annual AIFF awards New Delhi, Jul 20 (PTI) Indian team forward Bala Devi has been named as the AIFF Women's 'Footballer of the Year', with young gun Manisha winning the 'Emerging Player' award for the 2020-21 season.

SPO-CRI-ICC-WOM-RANKINGS ICC Rankings: Mithali back on top of WODI list, Mandhana No. 3 among T20 batters Dubai, Jul 20 (PTI) India captain Mithali Raj is back on top of the ICC Women's ODI rankings list with 762 points, while elegant left-hander Smriti Mandhana is the other top-10 slot occupant, at number nine.

SPO-OLY-EQUESTRIAN-MIRZA Equestrian Mirza changes horse, picks Seigneur Medicott for Tokyo Olympics Bengaluru, Jul 20 (PTI) Barely days before the Tokyo Olympics opens, Indian equestrian Fouaad Mirza has decided to change his horse, preferring to go with Seigneur Medicott, who helped him win two silver medals at the 2018 Asian Games, as his equine partner.

SPO-FOOT-WOM-ASIACUP-LOGO Official logo of the AFC Women's Asian Cup India launched New Delhi, Jul 20 (PTI) The tournament logo of next year's Women's Asia Cup to be held in India was unveiled by the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) and the Local Organising Committee (LOC) on Tuesday.

SPO-CRI-SHAH-IPL Unfair to compare organisation of 60 IPL games to 2000 plus domestic games: BCCI secy Shah Dubai, Jul 20 (PTI) There is a world of difference between organising 60 Indian Premier League matches and 2000-plus domestic games, said BCCI secretary Jay Shah as he rejected 'unfair and unwarranted' criticism that the Board priortised the cash-rich event over national tournaments like the Ranji Trophy.

SPO-CRI-SAQLAIN Saqlain wants ICC to review 15-degree elbow rule for bowlers Karachi, Jul 20 (PTI) Former Pakistan spinner Saqlain Mushtaq wants the International Cricket Council (ICC) to review its existing 15-degree arm/elbow extension law for bowlers.

SPO-OLY-IOC-BAN KI-MOON IOC re-elects Ban Ki-moon as Chair of Ethics Commission Tokyo, Jul 20 (PTI) Former United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon was on Tuesday re-elected as Chair of the IOC's Ethics Commission during the International Olympic Committee's session here. PTI APA APA APA

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