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New Delhi, Jun 10 (PTI) The following are the top sports stories at 2100 hours: STORIES ON THE WIRE: SPO-BOX-DINGKO-3RDLD DEATH Asian Games gold-winning former boxer Dingko Singh dies New Delhi, Jun 10 (PTI) Asian Games gold medal-winning former boxer Dingko Singh, who inspired a generation of Indian pugilists with his swashbuckling ring craft and flamboyant personality, died on Thursday after a long battle with liver cancer.

SPO-BOX-DINGKO-LD OBIT A Supernova called Dingko By Poonam Mehra New Delhi, Jun 10 (PTI) He exploded on the scene like a seasoned superstar. Not many fit this description in Indian sports, especially without an Olympic medal, but then Dingko Singh was unlike most.

SPO-SHOOT-PAVEL-OLY All of our shooters are capable of winning in Tokyo Olympics: Pavel Smirnov By Abhishek Hore New Delhi, Jun 10 (PTI) It's not about one, two or three but all his shooters are capable of winning a medal, including gold, at the Tokyo Olympics, reckons Pavel Smirnov, the longstanding foreign coach of the Indian pistol team.

SPO-CRI-RACISM-ENGLAND-IPL Racism: Buttler, Morgan's non-participation in remainder of IPL could save KKR, Royals the blushes By Kushan Sarkar New Delhi, Jun 10 (PTI) The likely non-participation of Eoin Morgan and Jos Buttler in the second phase of the IPL could save them from being sanctioned by their respective franchises Kolkata Knight Riders and Rajasthan Royals for posting allegedly racist tweets about Indians in 2017.

SPO-CRI-WTC-FINAL-HARBHAJAN Siraj has shown remarkable improvement, should play WTC final: Harbhajan By Kushan Sarkar New Delhi, Jun 10 (PTI) Pacer Mohammed Siraj's 'remarkable improvement' should be rewarded with a place in the playing XI in the World Test Championship final against New Zealand, reckons former India spinner Harbhajan Singh.

SPO-CRI-IND-TRAINING Indian team undergoes first group training session ahead of WTC final Southampton, Jun 10 (PTI) India carried out their first group practice session at a ground adjacent to Ageas Bowl here on Thursday, five days after being allowed staggered training in the run-up to the World Test Championship final against New Zealand.

SPO-CRI-AGARKAR-WTC Kiwi pace attack, conditions will challenge India in WTC final: Agarkar New Delhi, Jun 10 (PTI) Former India pacer Ajit Agarkar reckons India will have their task cut out in the upcoming World Test Championship final against New Zealand, who boast of a potent pace attack ever ready to thrive in familiar English conditions.

SPO-CRI-ASHWIN-DOOSRA ICC should relax 15 degree elbow extension for doosra to permissible level: Ashwin Southampton, Jun 10 (PTI) Saqlain Mushtaq was the only spinner who bowled a 'legal doosra' during his playing career, feels India's star spinner Ravichandran Ashwin, who wants game's governing body ICC to do away with the current elbow flexion of 15 degree to a permissible level.

SPO-CRI-NZ-WATLING NZ's Watling ruled out of second Test against England with back injury Birmingham, Jun 10 (PTI) New Zealand wicketkeeper batsman BJ Watling was on Thursday ruled out of the ongoing second Test against England here after failing to recover from a sore back.

SPO-CRI-HOLDER-RACISM Anti-racism movement in cricket needs re-sparking, re-engaging: Jason Holder New Delhi, Jun 10 (PTI) The anti-racism movement in cricket needs more than just players taking a knee before matches in order for it to have some meaning and substance, feels West Indies all-rounder Jason Holder.

SPO-GOLF-LAHIRI Lahiri hopes to get back into the grove at the Congaree Ridgeland, Jun 9 (PTI) Indian golfer Anirban Lahiri will look to regain his peak form and end his poor run on the PGA Tour when he tees up at Palmetto Championship this week.

SPO-CRI-KNIGHT-FORMAT-IND England skipper Knight gives thumbs-up to multi-format India series, calls visitors very strong London, Jun 10 (PTI) England's women's team captain Heather Knight has said that India will be 'very strong' and 'hard to beat' in their upcoming engagements at home as she gave her thumbs-up to the multi-format, points-based series.

SPO-CRI-ICC-LEGENDS-INDUCTION To mark inaugural WTC final, 10 legends from five eras to be inducted into ICC Hall of Fame Dubai, Jun 10 (PTI) The ICC will induct 10 legends of the game into its illustrious Hall of Fame, with two players each from five eras, dating back to cricket's early days, joining an existing list of 93 of the world's greatest.

SPO-CRI-ENG-RACISM-VAUGHAN Utterly ridiculous, witch hunt has to stop: Vaughan on investigation into alleged racist tweets London, Jun 10 (PTI) The probe into England cricketers' old tweets is a 'witch hunt' that must stop, says former skipper Michael Vaughan as the ECB investigates alleged racist remarks on social media by many of its cricketers.

SPO-PARALYMPICS-NAGAR-BAD Winning gold at Tokyo 2020 Paralympics will be special: Krishna Nagar New Delhi, Jun 10 (PTI) Top para shuttler Krishna Nagar is 'proud' of his qualification to the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games and is looking to make the opportunity count by claiming the gold medal at the August 24-September 5 event.

SPO-HOCK-WOM-LILIMA-OLY Need to work hard and prove my worth for Tokyo selection: women's hockey player Lilima Minz Bengaluru, Jun 10 (PTI) Experienced India women's hockey team midfielder Lilima Minz on Thursday said there is healthy competition in the side due to the emergence of many young talents and she will have to be at her best to guarantee a second Olympic appearance.

SPO-CRI-WOM-HUNDRED-IND Five Indian women to feature in 'The Hundred', Harmanpreet to play for 'Manchester Originals' London, Jun 10 (PTI) India's T20I skipper Harmanpreet Kaur and teen batting sensation Shafali Verma will be representing the Manchester Originals and Birmingham Phoenix respectively in the inaugural edition of The Hundred in the UK starting on July 21. PTI APA APA

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