New Delhi, Jan 4 (PTI) The following are PTI's
top/expected sports stories at 5:30 pm:
STORIES IN THE PIPELINE:
CAPE TOWN - Press Conferences ahead of the first Test match between India and South Africa.
MUMBAI- IPL Player Retention Press Conference.
LUCKNOW - Report of Premier Badminton League tie between Awadhe Warriors and Mumbai Rockets.
KOCHI - Report of Indian Super League match between Kerala Blasters and Pune City.
STORIES ON THE WIRE:
SPO-TENDULKAR-INTERVIEW (PTI EXCLUSIVE)
By Kushan Sarkar
New Delhi, Jan 4 (PTI) South Africa is not known for producing spin-friendly tracks and that's why Sachin Tendulkar wants Indian pacers to create "enough rough" on the Newlands pitch for R Ashwin, something that Zaheer Khan did for Harbhajan Singh in 2010-11.
Confident India eager to shed poor travellers tag in SA
By Chetan Narula
Cape Town, Jan 4 (PTI) Towering giants in the sub- continent, India would be aiming to assert themselves as good travellers when they face South Africa in the opening chapter of a 12-Test overseas challenge, starting here tomorrow.
Need a travelling coach, physio to break into top-100: Ankita
By Amanpreet Singh
Pune, Jan 4 (PTI) Enduring a stagnation on the professional circuit, India's top woman singles player Ankita Raina says she can certainly break into the top-100 barrier but for that to happen she needs a travelling coach and physio.
Fatigued FC Goa hold ATK 1-1 in midnight drama
Kolkata, Jan 4 (PTI) FC Goa shook off a day-long ordeal to play out a valiant 1-1 draw against defending champions ATK in a delayed Indian Super League match that got over well past midnight under unforeseen circumstances at the Saltlake Stadium, here.
NEUFC appoints Avram Grant as adviser for remainder of ISL
Guwahati, Jan 4 (PTI) Former Chelsea manager Avram Grant has been appointed as an adviser by NorthEast United FC for the remainder of the Indian Super League season.
It was a tough day in office: Sheringham on delayed ISL game
Kolkata, Jan 4 (PTI) Former Manchester United star and Indian Super League side ATK's coach Teddy Sheringham said it was unusual to finish a football game post midnight, something that he had never experienced in his long association with the game.
Pune's Sachin qualifies for Nationals Finals of Mercedes Trophy
Pune, Jan 4 (PTI) Sachin Gangal earned the distinction of becoming the first golfer to qualify for the National Final of the 18th MercedesTrophy, here today.
Delhi Dynamos sign Spanish goalkeeper Xabi Irureta
New Delhi, Jan 4 (PTI) Delhi Dynamos today roped in 31- year-old Spanish goalkeeper Xabi Irureta as their eighth foreign recruit for the ongoing Indian Super League (ISL)