The following are the top/expected stories at 1745 hours.
EXPECTED STORIES *Interview of Dinesh Karthik
*Pro Volleyball League report.
STORIES ON THE WIRE:
Teen shuttler Lakshya eyes top 30 ranking by year end By Amit Kumar Das
Guwahati, Feb 13 (PTI) Making a transition into the senior circuit this year, India's teen badminton sensation Lakshya Sen says he needs to work on his speed and stamina as he eyes to break into the top 30 BWF ranking by the year end.
SPO-PCB-JUNIORS-DRAVID Dravid Effect: PCB considers former players for coaching youngsters
Karachi, Feb 13 (PTI) The Pakistan Cricket Board is planning to hire some former players as coaches and managers of the national age group teams, taking inspiration from the success that India has achieved with Rahul Dravid in a similar role.
SPO-BOX-IND Boxing season starts: Amit Panghal aims 2nd successive gold at Strandja Memorial
New Delhi, Feb 13 (PTI) A busy international calendar unfolds for Indian boxing from Thursday with the 70th Strandja Memorial Tournament in Sofia, Bulgaria where Asian Games gold-medallist Amit Panghal (49kg) will be eyeing a second successive top finish.
SPO-BAD-ALLENGLAND-LD DRAW Indian shuttlers get tough draw at All England Championship
Birmingham, Feb 13 (PTI) Indian shuttlers, including P V Sindhu and Saina Nehwal, have been handed tough draws at the All England Championships, where the country has not won a title in the last 18 years.
SPO-ILEAGUE-EB I-League: East Bengal raring to come all guns blazing at Shillong Lajong
Kolkata, Feb 13 (PTI) On a roll after a hat-trick of wins, title contenders East Bengal will be eyeing to continue their winning momentum when they take on wooden spooners Shillong Lajong in a 15th round I-League encounter here Thursday.
SPO-GAMBHIR Gautam Gambhir: Uniform love and regret of a lifetime
New Delhi, Feb 13 (PTI) Army was his "love" before "destiny" drove Gautam Gambhir to cricket but unwilling to give up on what he first set his heart on, the former India opener said he has kept the connection alive with a foundation that supports "children of martyrs".
SPO-BAD-NATIONALS Sr Natl Badminton C'ship: Lakshya, Harsheel enter fourth round
By Amit Kumar Das Guwahati, Feb 13 (PTI) Young Indian shuttlers Lakshya Sen and Harsheel Dani continued their fine run to enter the fourth round of the men's singles competition with straight-game victories at the 83rd Yonex Sunrise Senior National Championship here Wednesday.