New Delhi, Jan 9 (PTI) The following are PTI's
top/expected sports stories at 5:30 pm:
STORIES IN THE PIPELINE:
CHENNAI - Report of Premier Badminton League tie between Ahmedabad Smash Masters and Mumbai Rockets.
COIMBATORE - Report of I-league between Chennai City and Neroca FC.
STORIES ON THE WIRE:
SPO-PAES (PTI EXCLUSIVE) I have achieved everything; it's tough to set new goals: Paes
By Amanpreet Singh
New Delhi, Jan 9 (PTI) At 44, with 18 Grand Slam titles and an Olympic medal in his cupboard, Leander Paes is finding it "tough to set new goals" but still spent his off-season getting stronger to remain relevant in modern day tennis, which is being dominated by brute power.
Picked Rohit over Rahane on current form: Kohli
Cape Town, Jan 9 (PTI) India captain Virat Kohli has defended the selection of Rohit Sharma in the opening cricket Test, saying he was picked ahead of Ajinkya Rahane on current form.
SPO-LD PHILANDER Key thing was to keep Virat quiet, says Philander
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By Chetan Narula
Cape Town, Jan 9 (PTI) The plan was to keep Virat Kohli quiet and South Africa's wrecker-in-chief Vernon Philander said his team executed it to perfection during the 72-run win over India in the opening Test here.
I was nervous, says du Plessis
Cape Town, Jan 9 (PTI) The margin of victory was big enough to be called dominant but South Africa captain Faf Du Plessis said he was quite nervous about defending 208 against India in the opening Test.
I'll be up and running in six weeks: Dale Steyn
Cape Town, Jan 9 (PTI) Unruffled by yet another injury breakdown, South African pacer Dale Steyn says he is hoping to be up and running in the next six weeks after recovering from the muscle tear in his left heel which has ruled him out of the ongoing Test series against India.
SPO-STEYN-MOMENT It wasn't the Smith-broken-hand-moment but I'll take it: Steyn
Cape Town, Jan 9 (PTI) He walked haltingly but stood resolutely.
One of the most memorable moments of the first India- South Africa Test was an injured Dale Steyn limping out to bat during his team's second innings despite being ruled out of the series already.
SPO-DAKAR Santosh finishes stage 3 at 101st after running out of fuel
San Juan De Marcona (Peru), Jan 9 (PTI) India's C S Santosh closed the Stage 3 at 101st position and overall at 57th position after running out of fuel at the challenging Dakar Rally 2018.
SPO-U19-LD WARM-UP India U-19 beat South Africa U-19 by 189 runs in warm-up match
Christchurch, Jan 9 (PTI) A four-wicket haul by Bengal pacer Ishan Porel helped India notch up a massive 189-run win over South Africa in a warm-up match of the U-19 World Cup here today.
Feel no pressure to score, says U-17 World Cupper Jeakson
New Delhi, Jan 9 (PTI) His name has been etched in Indian football history for scoring the country's first ever World Cup goal but Jeakson Singh does not feel any additional pressure to score in the Hero I-League