BADMINTON

  • Yearender: Swimming, athletics endure dope tainted year 2014 7 hours 29 minutes ago

    Beijing: The fight against doping went into its climax in the second half of the year when top names from track and field, swimming and badminton fell from grace. The anti-doping in the first half of 2014, however, had got its fair share in the limelight when six offenders were exposed...
  • Kidambi Srikanth leaps to career-high fourth in rankings 9 hours 57 minutes ago

    New Delhi: Continuing his upward trend, India's leading male shuttler Kidambi Srikanth jumped two places to take a career-high fourth position in the latest Badminton World Federation (BWF) rankings Thursday. With this move, the 21-year-old, became only the third Indian to break into the men's singles top-five rankings. Legendary Praksh Padukone...
  • Kidambi Srikanth is World No. 4 in BWF ranking 13 hours 25 minutes ago

    New Delhi: Young Kidambi Srikanth continued his meteoric rise in world badminton as he ended the season by becoming only the third Indian male shuttler to break into the top-five, reaching a career-high fourth after hovering in the 40s in the beginning of the year. The 21-year-old Indian, who clinched the...
  • Looking to win more titles in 2015; coach kids: Saina Nehwal Yesterday

    New Delhi: A successful 2014 behind her, ace India shuttler Saina Nehwal is now looking for an "even better" outing in the coming year with her eyes trained on 2016 Rio Olympics, besides getting ready to try her hand in coaching. "2014 has been a very good year for me. I...
  • Biopic on me should promote badminton, says Saina Nehwal 2 days ago

    Bhopal: Ace shuttler and Olympic Bronze medallist Saina Nehwal on Tuesday said that she won't mind a biopic made on her life and wants it to highlight the sport of badminton rather than focus on her. Saina, who won three titles this year including the recently won China Open, said that...
  • Saina, Srikanth lose in semis of Superseries Finals 5 days ago

    Dubai: Olympic bronze medallist Saina Nehwal and leading male shuttler Kidambi Srikanth lost in their respective semi-finals of the $1,000,000 Badminton World Federation (BWF) Superseries Finals at the Hamdan Sports Complex here Saturday. While World No.4 Saina was tamed 21-11, 13-21, 9-21 in 55 minutes by World No.9 Tai Tzu Ying...
  • Badminton: Saina, Srikanth enter semis at World Super Series Finals 6 days ago

    Dubai: Badminton ace Saina Nehwal topped her group to march into the women's singles semifinals while Kidambi Srikanth reached the last four stage despite losing his last men's singles round robin match at the BWF World Super Series Finals here on Friday. World No.4 Saina clinched a pulsating three-game thriller against...
  • Consecutive wins for Saina, Srikanth in World Super Series Finals 1 week ago

    India's top badminton players Saina Nehwal and Kidambi Srikanth took a big step on way to reaching the semifinals at the World Super Series Finals by securing second consecutive wins in their respective group on Friday. Srikanth, who reached a career-high world number six in the rankings today, celebrated his rise...
  • Saina, Srikanth register wins in World Super Series final December 17, 2014

    On a superb day for Indian shuttlers, Olympic bronze medallist Saina Nehwal and World No.8 Kidambi Srikanth won their respective singles matches to open the World Super Series badminton final campaign on a positive note, in Dubai on Wednesday. Fifth-seeded Saina stunned reigning Asian Games champion Shixian Wang of China 21-17,...
  • Saina Nehwal, Kidambi Srikanth face stiff competitions in Superseries Finals December 16, 2014

    Dubai: Olympic bronze medallist Saina Nehwal and leading male shuttler Kidambi Srikanth will look to finish the year on a successful note as the $1,000,000 Badminton World Federation (BWF) Superseries Finals get underway on Wednesday at the Hamdan Sports Complex. While World No.4 Saina has been seeded fifth, the men's World...
  • I should have won more titles this year: Saina Nehwal December 14, 2014

    She clinched three individual titles and a couple of bronze medals at prestigious team events this season but far from satiated, ace Indian shuttler Saina Nehwal feels she could have garnered more trophies had it not been for some missed opportunities. After enduring a difficult season in 2013, where she failed...
  • PV Sindhu aims to work harder on her game in coming year December 4, 2014

    Hyderabad: It has been a decent year for PV Sindhu with a bronze medal finish at the World Championships and retaining Macau Open title, but the young shuttler is keen to work harder on various aspects of her game and put up better performances against top players in the coming...
  • Macau Open champion PV Sindhu returns home December 2, 2014

    PV Sindhu's good run in Macau Open continues as she went past 91st-ranked Kim Hyo Min of Korea, 21-12 21-17 in the summit clash that lasted 45 minutes at the Tap Seac Multisport Pavilion. ...
  • Hope to continue good run next year: PV Sindhu December 2, 2014

    Hyderabad: Expressing happiness over defending the Macau Open, ace shuttler P V Sindhu on Tuesday hoped to keep the momentum going and continue the successful run in the new year. "I am happy for having won the Macau Open, at the end of the year. Overall, I have done well (this...
  • Happy to end season on a high: PV Sindhu November 30, 2014

    New Delhi: After successfully defending her title at the Macau Open, India's teen sensation PV Sindhu said she is happy to win her first title of the year and end the season on a high. Two-time World Championship bronze medallist, Sindhu outplayed Kim Hyo Min of Korea 21-12, 21-17 in the...
  • Ace Indian shuttler PV Sindhu wins second successive Macau Open November 30, 2014

    Macau: Two-time World Championship bronze medallist P V Sindhu lifted her first title of the season by successfully defending the USD 120,000 Macau Grand Prix Gold trophy after seeing off Kim Hyo Min of Korea in the women's singles finals, here today. World No. 11 Sindhu prevailed over 91st-ranked, Kim 21-12...
  • I believed I could beat Lin Dan: Kidambi Srikanth November 29, 2014

    Having created history by defeating Lin Dan of China in his own backyard at the China Open Super Series Premier, K Srikanth said he always believed in his abilities. ...
  • Shuttler PV Sindhu in Macau Open final, Prannoy ousted November 29, 2014

    Macau: Indian woman shuttler PV Sindhu is one win away from defending her $120,000 Macau Open Grand Prix Gold singles title while youngster HS Prannoy faltered in the men's semi-final at the Tap Seac Multisport Pavilion on Saturday. While two-time World Championships bronze medallist Sindhu registered a comprehensive 21-14, 21-15...
  • PV Sindhu, HS Prannoy enter Macau Open semis November 28, 2014

    Macau: Indian shuttlers P.V. Sindhu and H.S. Prannoy came out with contrasting wins to enter their respective semi-finals at the $120,000 Macau Open Grand Prix Gold on Friday. While defending champion Sindhu defeated China's Li Han 21-17, 19-21, 21-16 in a marathon encounter which lasted an hour and three minutes, Prannoy...
  • Sindhu, Prannoy in quarters, Praneeth bows out in Macau November 27, 2014

    Macau: PV Sindhu and HS Prannoy entered the quarterfinals of the women's and men's singles of the Macau Grand Prix Gold after posting hard-fought victories in their respective matches, here on Friday. However, it was curtains for B Sai Praneeth, who went down fighting against Sony Dwi Kuncoro of Indonesia in...
  • Shuttler Saina Nehwal seeded fifth for World Super Series Finals November 27, 2014

    Kuala Lumpur: Olympic bronze medallist Saina Nehwal and leading Indian male shuttler Kidambi Srikanth were seeded fifth and sixth, respectively on Thursday, for the $1,000,000 World Super Series Finals Dec 17-21. The tournament will be held in the Hamdan Sports Complex, Dubai. Srikanth, who won the China Open Super Series Premier, will...
  • Kidambi Srikanth jumps to 8th spot in badminton rankings November 27, 2014

    Kuala Lumpur: Leading Indian male singles shuttler Kidambi Srikanth jumped two places to the eighth position in the latest Badminton World Federation (BWF) rankings released on Thursday. The 21-year-old recently entered the semi-final in the Hong Kong Open, which helped him rise two places as comptriot Parupalli Kashyap also rose a...
  • I believed I could beat Lin Dan: K Srikanth November 27, 2014

    Hyderabad: Having created history by defeating Lin 'super' Dan of China in his own backyard at the China Open Super Series Premier, K Srikanth has revealed that he always believed in his abilities and had backed himself to go all the way against the two-time Olympic gold medallist. Srikanth said he...
  • China Open win confidence booster, says shuttler Kidambi Srikanth November 26, 2014

    Hyderabad: India's leading shuttler Kidambi Srikanth on Wednesday said his recent China Open Super Series Premier victory was a major confidence booster. World No.10 Srikanth Nov 16 clinched his first Super Series title in Fuzhou beating legendary Chinese great and two-time Olympic champion Lin Dan in the final. "Being the first Indian...
  • Shuttlers PV Sindhu, HS Prannoy, B Sai Praneeth win in Macau November 26, 2014

    Macau: Defending champion PV Sindhu reached the pre-quarterfinals of the Macau Grand Prix Gold in women's singles while HS Prannoy and B Sai Praneeth too tasted victories in men's singles as Indian shuttlers had a good day in office on Wednesday. World No. 10 Sindhu took a little less than half...
  • China Open triumph was special: Saina Nehwal November 25, 2014

    Frankly, it was Vimal Sir who insisted that I should play China Open. I was not keen initially, as there was little time to prepare. ...
  • Sourav Verma, Sai Praneeth progress in Macau Open November 25, 2014

    Macau: Indian shuttlers Sourav Verma and B Sai Praneeth lived upto their billing and comfortably progressed to the second round of the men's singles event even as compatriots Ajay Jayram and Arvind Bhatt failed to clear the opening hurdle at the 2014 Macau Open on Tuesday. While seventh seed Verma defeated...
  • After conquering China, Saina Nehwal aims to become World No.1 November 25, 2014

    Hyderabad: Upbeat over winning the China Open title and moving up to the fourth spot in the latest BWF rankings, star shuttler Saina Nehwal says she is working on becoming the best in the world. "I am happy that, from world number nine to I reached world number four with three...
  • Shuttlers Anand Pawar, Saili Rane lose in Scottish Open semis November 22, 2014

    Glasgow: The Indian campaign at the $50,000 Scottish Open Grand Prix came an end as Anand Pawar and Saili Rane lost their respective semi-final matches at the Emirates Arena on Saturday. Spanish second seed Beatriz Corrales defeated Saili 21-13, 24-22 in 39 minutes in their first women's singles career meet. The match...
  • Best minds don't get into coaching, make it lucrative: Pullela Gopichand November 22, 2014

    Hyderabad: Indian badminton may be basking in glory with Kidambi Srikanth and Saina Nehwal winning the China Open but chief coach Pullela Gopichand warned that it would be difficult to produce next level of world-class shuttlers if the country fails to attract great coaches. The former All England Champion reckoned that...