New Delhi, Dec 20 (PTI) The following are PTI's
top/expected sports stories at 6:30 pm:
STORIES IN THE PIPELINE:
CUTTACK - Report of the 1st T20 match between India and Sri Lanka
GUWAHATI - Report of ISL match between North East United FC and Mumbai City FC.
STORIES ON THE WIRE:
I don't lack motivation, won't call it quits, says Gambhir
By Saumojyoti S Choudhury
New Delhi, Dec 20 (PTI) With age not on his side, the chances of a national comeback look relatively bleak for Gautam Gambhir despite his golden run in domestic cricket, but the feisty India opener says he won't give up just yet.
Nehwal slams BWF for 'crammed' calendar
New Delhi, Dec 20 (PTI) Top Indian shuttler Saina Nehwal today slammed the BWF for a "cramped" international calender, which hardly leaves any time for players to recover from injuries or be at their best at important tournaments.
Vidarbha inch closer to maiden Ranji final
Kolkata, Dec 20 (PTI) Vidarbha stood on the verge of making their maiden Ranji Trophy final as they left fancied Karnataka, chasing 198, in a spot of bother at 111 for seven on the fourth day of their last-four clash, here today.
Athletics enters post-Bolt era, but nothing changes for India
By Philem Dipak Singh
New Delhi, Dec 20 (PTI) Internationally, athletics took tentative steps towards a post-Usain Bolt era but time continued to stand still for the dope-tainted sport in India as another long shot at a global medal ended in disappointment.
Windies rue poor batting as New Zealand win first ODI
Whangarei (New Zealand), Dec 20 (AFP) New Zealand cruised to a five-wicket win over the West Indies in the first one-day international on Wednesday as the tourists' batting line-up failed to perform