New Delhi, Jan 12 (PTI) The following are PTI's
top/expected sports stories at 5:30 pm:
STORIES IN THE PIPELINE:
CENTURION - Press conferences ahead of the second Test match between India and South Africa.
GUWAHATI - Report of Indian Super League match between Northeast United and ATK.
KOZHIKODE - Report of I-League match between Gokulam Kerala and Indian Arrows.
HYDERABAD - Report of semifinal Premier Badminton League tie between Hyderabad Hunters vs Delhi Dashers.
NEW DELHI - Report of of Pro Wrestling League between Haryana Hammers vs Delhi Sultans.
STORIES ON THE WIRE:
Jittery India aim to stay afloat against daunting South Africa
By Chetan Narula
Centurion, Jan 12 (PTI) Outplayed in the lung-opener, India will have to resolve a few selection puzzles and respond better to the sharp bounce when they square off against a redoubtable South Africa in the do-or-die second Test, starting here tomorrow.
U-19 World Cup: An opportunity like never before
Christchurch, Jan 12 (PTI) It's considered the stepping stone for the stars of the future and 16 teams, including three-time champions India, would be aiming to discover their Virat Kohlis and Steve Smiths when the ICC Under-19 World Cup starts off here tomorrow.
Santosh, Mena continue good show at Dakar Rally
By Philem Dipak Singh
La Paz (Bolivia), Jan 12 (PTI) India's C S Santosh and Oriol Mena of Hero MotoSports team continued with their strong show in the gruelling Dakar Rally even as the sixth stage from Arequipa in Peru to La Paz was affected by weather.
Leave outside off-stump deliveries: Borde to Indian batsmen
By Nikhil Bapat
Pune, Jan 12 (PTI) Former batsman Chandu Borde has some advice for the Indian batsmen who struggled in the first Test in South Africa - stay a bit outside the crease and leave the balls pitched outside the off-stump.
AFI names teams for Asian Indoors & Asian Games test event
New Delhi, Jan 12 (PTI) Sprinter Dutee Chand will be part of the 13-strong Indian team for the Asian Indoor Athletics Championships, while reigning Asian champion distance runner G Lakshmanan has been selected in the 36-member contingent for the Asian Games test event competition.
Winning gold medal in CWG a realistic goal: Manpreet
Bengaluru, Jan 12 (PTI) Hockey skipper Manpreet Singh feels the season-opening Four Nations Invitational Tour in New Zealand will set the pace for a hectic season and give impetus to India's goal of clinching the coveted gold at the Gold Coast Commonwealth Games.
Ishant Sharma is too erratic, says Raju Kulkarni
Mumbai, Jan 12 (PTI) Experienced seamer Ishant Sharma is too erratic and has failed to lead the country's pace bowling attack, feels former India pacer Raju Kulkarni.
SPO-IOA Anil Khanna to head IOA Finance Commission
New Delhi, Jan 12 (PTI) Senior sports administrator Anil Khanna was today named Chairman of the Finance Commission of the Indian Olympic Association, which also formed a four- member advisory committee.
Mohun Bagan sign of Lebanese striker Akram Moghrabi
Kolkata, Jan 12 (PTI) Struggling Mohun Bagan today announced the signing of Lebanese striker Akram Moghrabi for the remainder of the 2017-18 I-League season.
Young guns help Asia take slender lead; Lahiri, SSP lose
Kuala Lumpur, Jan 12 (PTI) Experienced golfers Anirban Lahiri and SSP Chawrasia failed to fire but young Asian stars sizzled as the Arjun Atwal-led team grabbed a historic opening day 3 to 2 lead over the star-studded European squad at the third EurAsia Cup here today