The following are the top/expected stories at 1815 hours:
EXPECTED STORIES: *Report of Swiss Open badminton tournament.
STORIES ON THE WIRE:
SPO-FOOT-WC-IND India to host U-17 Women's World Cup in 2020
SPO-GOLF-IND Bhullar lying fourth in Kenya Open, Shubhankar misses cut
Nairobi, Mar 16 (PTI) Gaganjeet Bhullar was the best-placed Indian at fourth, adding a one-under 70 to get to seven-under 135, in the Magical Kenya Open here.
SPO-GOLF-LAHIRI Lahiri crosses first hurdle amid European dominance
Ponte Vedra (USA), Mar 16 (PTI) India's Anirban Lahiri made his first cut at the PLAYERS Championship on his fourth attempt and was placed tied 39th at the midway stage of the flagship event of the PGA Tour here.
Auckland, Mar 16 (PTI) The winners of New Zealand's first-class domestic cricket competition, Plunket Shield, has been decided with a round left, in the wake of the terrorist attack at a mosque in Christchurch.
SPO-ATTACK-NZC Christchurch attack will change fabric of international sports hosting: New Zealand Cricket CEO
Auckland, Mar 16 (PTI) The Christchurch mass shootings will have far-reaching implications for hosting sporting events in New Zealand and elsewhere, according to New Zealand Cricket CEO David White, who said the impression of the country being a "safe haven is gone".
SPO-BANGLA-DEPARTURE After close shave, Bangladesh cricket team leaves traumatised New Zealand
Christchurch, Mar 16 (PTI) The Bangladesh cricket team Saturday left New Zealand, hours after escaping death by a whisker in the deadliest terror attack in the country's history.
SPO-ISL-FINAL ISL final: Past record gives Bengaluru edge against in-from Goa
By Nikhil Bapat Mumbai, Mar 16 (PTI) Pipped at the post by a common nemesis in the past, Bengaluru FC and FC Goa will take another shot at glory when they square off in the final of Indian Super League here Sunday.
These are rumours and I will let it go: Prithvi on 'indiscipline' speculations New Delhi, Mar 16 (PTI) Young batsman Prithvi Shaw dismissed speculations that indiscipline forced his premature return from the Australia tour and insisted that it was only because of slow recovery from an ankle injury.
Perceptions have played a role in my exclusion from one day set-up: Ishant Sharma By Kushan Sarkar
New Delhi, Mar 16 (PTI) Fighting perceptions in Indian cricket is quite a task and India's most experienced paceman Ishant Sharma has learned it the hard way having played the last of his 80 ODIs more than three years ago.
SPO-FOOT-WOM Indian women aim to maintain winning momentum
Biratnagar, Mar 16 (PTI) After pumping in half-a-dozen goals past Maldives in their first match, the Indian women's team takes on Sri Lanka in the SAFF Women's Championships here Sunday, aiming to finish top of Group B.
SPO-GYMNASTICS-DIPA Dipa aggravates knee injury during vault final, to skip Doha World Cup
Baku (Azerbaijan), Mar 16 (PTI) Ace Indian gymnast Dipa Karmakar's hopes of qualifying for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics suffered a jolt after aggravating her knee injury during the vault final at the Artistic Gymnastics World Cup here Saturday, forcing her to withdraw from next week's Doha World Cup.