New Delhi, Dec 28 (PTI) The following are PTI's
top/expected sports stories at 5:30 pm:
STORIES IN THE PIPELINE:
NEW DELHI - Report of Premier Badminton League tie between Ahmedabad Smash Masters and Hyderabad Hunters.
MUMBAI - Report of Indian Super League match between Mumbai City FC and Delhi Dynamos.
INDORE - Report of Day 1 of Ranji Trophy final between Delhi and Vidarbha.
STORIES ON THE WIRE:
Virat stamps his authority, Mithali carves her own niche
By Bharat Sharma
New Delhi, Dec 29 (PTI) The legend of Virat Kohli grew exponentially with his clinical decimation of rivals in a year during which the Indian women's team finally found love and acceptance in the cricket-crazy nation after an emotionally charged World Cup campaign.
Wrestlemania at CWG trials; Sushil, Rana supporters clash
New Delhi, Dec 29 (PTI) The wrestling trials for next year's Commonwealth Games turned into an unprecedented brawl here today after double Olympic-medallist Sushil Kumar beat arch-rival Parveen Rana in one of the bouts, triggering a clash between their respective supporters.
Medal prospects will not face funding hurdles: Rathore
New Delhi, Dec 29 (PTI) Sports Minister Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore today said genuine medal prospects will not face any problem in getting financial support from the government but also emphasised on the need to use the taxpayers' money judiciously.
Jitu Rai shoots 50m pistol gold with record score
Thiruvananthapuram, Dec 29 (PTI) Ace Indian marksman Jitu Rai today won the men's 50m pistol national title with a new national record score of 233 at the 61st National Shooting Championship here today.
Axelsen slams BWF for 2018 schedule, new service rule
New Delhi, Dec 29 (PTI) World No 1 and world champion Viktor Axelsen of Denmark has slammed the BWF for next year's crammed calender and described the new service rule as "ridiculous" and "unfair".
Profligate Mohun Bagan held by 10-man Indian Arrows
Kolkata, Dec 29 (PTI) Former champions Mohun Bagan failed to make their 'home debut' count as a 10-man Indian Arrows dished out a spirited show to return with a creditable 1-1 draw in an I-League fixture here today.
SPO- 2NDLD ASHES
England reject ball-tampering as rain halts victory push
Melbourne, Dec 29 (AFP) England rejected ball-tampering allegations as a "beat-up" today as rain frustrated their push for their first victory of the Ashes series against Australia