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New Delhi, Feb 12 (PTI) The following are the top/expected stories at 1930 hours.

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*Interaction with India cricketer Vijay Shankar.



Rodrigues, Mandhana move up to second and sixth in ICC rankings

Dubai, Feb 12 (PTI) Indian batswomen Jemimah Rodrigues and Smriti Mandhana on Tuesday jumped four places to be second and sixth in the ICC T20 rankings despite their team's 0-3 loss in New Zealand.


James Marsden to host 2019 Laureus Sports Awards

Monaco, Feb 11 (PTI) Actor James Marsden, star of X-Men and Westworld, will host the 2019 Laureus World Sports Awards here on February 18.



Nationals will help in preparation for All England: Praneeth

By Amit Kumar Das

Guwahati, Feb 12 (PTI) A crammed BWF calendar affecting his fitness last season, Indian shuttler B Sai Praneeth says he will pick his tournaments carefully in the Olympic qualification year and is eyeing a national title to prepare for the All England Championship next month.


Mirabai aims to break world record before Tokyo Olympics

By Philem Dipak Singh

New Delhi, Feb 12 (PTI) She made a successful comeback after an injury lay-off, but India's top weightlifter Mirabai Chanu realises that she needs to improve her performance by a few notches if she wants to claim gold at the Tokyo Olympics.


Odisha beat Coorg 3-0 in stay afloat in Senior National Women's Hockey

Hisar (Haryana), Feb 12 (PTI) Odisha defeated Coorg 3-0 in their last Pool A match to stay in contention for a place in the quarterfinals of the ninth Hockey Senior Women National Championship (Division A) here Tuesday.


ISL: Mumbai, North East in battle to enhance playoff hopes

Mumbai, Feb 12 (PTI) After two back-to-back defeats, Mumbai City FC would be keen to get back to winning ways when they clash with an equally strong North East United FC in an Indian Super League encounter here on Wednesday.


Team selection on Feb 15: Rohit may be rested for T20Is, no experiments for ODIs

New Delhi, Feb 12 (PTI) The national selection committee is unlikely to make any experiment when they pick the squad for the five-match ODI series against Australia on February 15 in Mumbai.


2nd Unofficial Test: Rahul ready to continue good work, Aaron may get look in

Mysuru, Feb 12 (PTI) Having found his mojo back, opener KL Rahul will like to continue his good form with an eye on the reserve opener's slot for the World Cup as he leads India A against England Lions in the second 'Unofficial' Test, starting Wednesday.


Arsene Wenger to attend next week's Laureus World Sports Awards

Monaco, Feb 12 (PTI) Legendary football manager Arsene Wenger, who coached Arsenal for 22 years, including one entire season undefeated, will be attending the Laureus World Sports Academy in Monaco next week.


Irani Cup: Vihari scores ton but Vidarbha restrict Rest to 330

Nagpur, Feb 12 (PTI) Ranji Trophy champions Vidarbha managed to restrict Rest of India to a manageable 330 after orchestrating a middle-order collapse despite dogged hundred from Hanuma Vihari and a 95 by opener Mayank Agarwal on the opening day of the Irani Cup.


India 'A' beat France 'A' 2-0 in women's hockey match

Lucknow, Feb 12 (PTI) The India 'A' women's hockey team defeated France 'A' 2-0 in the third match to take a 2-1 lead in the four-match series at the Padma Shri Mohammad Shahid Synthetic Hockey Stadium here Tuesday.


Bhandari assault: We will be imposing life ban on Anuj Dedha, says DDCA President Sharma

New Delhi, Feb 12 (PTI) The Delhi & Districts Cricket Association (DDCA) is all set to impose life ban on U-23 cricketer Anuj Dedha, who had physically assaulted former India pacer Amit Bhandari for not selecting him in the state U-23 side