BADMINTON

  • Saina Nehwal eases into All England Championships quarters 1 hour 43 minutes ago

    Birmingham: Third seed Saina Nehwal eased into the women's singles badminton quarter-finals at the All England Championships with a convincing win over South Korean qualifier Kim Hyo Min on Thursday. However, top Indian women's doubles pair of Jwala Gutta and Ashwini Ponnappa crashed out of the prestigious event with a straight-game...
  • Jwala-Ashwini ousted from All England Open 4 hours 53 minutes ago

    Birmingham: Top Indian women's doubles pair of Jwala Gutta and Ashwini Ponnappa were ousted from the second round of the $500,000 All England Open Badminton Championships at the Barclaycard Arena here on Thursday. The Commonwealth Games gold medallists went down 10-21, 13-21 in 36 minutes to Chinese top seeds and World...
  • Lin Dan advances to second round at All England 9 hours 14 minutes ago

    Birmingham: Five-time champion Lin Dan beat Wei Nan 21-14, 12-21, 21-16 to reach the last 16 of the All England Open Badminton Championships here. Playing his first match at the prestigious tournament in three years, the Chinese super star on Wednesday looked on track for a comfortable victory after the first...
  • Saina, Jwala-Ashwini through, Srikanth, Kashyap lose in All England Championships 14 hours 2 minutes ago

    Birmingham: Saina Nehwal and women's doubles pair of Jwala Gutta and Ashwini Ponnappa entered the second round, while male shuttlers Kidambi Srikanth and Parupalli Kashyap lost in the opening round of the All England Open Badminton Championships at the Barclaycard Arena on Wednesday. World No.3 Saina registered a comfortable 21-8, 21-12...
  • Jwala-Ashwini enter second round at All England Championships Yesterday

    Birmingham: The Indian women's doubles pair of Jwala Gutta and Ashwini Ponnappa and men's pair of Manu Attri and B. Sumeeth Reddy entered the second round of the $500,000 All England Open Badminton Championships at the Barclaycard Arena here on Wednesday. Jwala-Ashwini defeated Malaysian team of Amelia Alicia Anscelly and Fie...
  • Ajay Jayaram, Anand Pawar progress in All England Championship 2 days ago

    Birmingham: India's Ajay Jayaram and Anand Pawar registered straight game wins to progress to the second round of the men's singles qualifying round of the prestigious All England Championship badminton tournament on Tuesday. While Jayaram beat Chinese Taipei's Tzu Wei Wang 21-13, 21-14 in 32 minutes, Pawar took exactly the same...
  • Saina Nehwal, Parupalli Kashyap chase 'dream' All England Championship title 3 days ago

    Birmingham: After a win early in the season at Syed Modi Grand Prix Gold, top Indian shuttlers Saina Nehwal and Parupalli Kashyap will now look to chase their dream at the prestigious All England Championship that gets underway with the qualifiers here on Tuesday. After a good season in 2014 where...
  • Badminton: Ashwini Ponnappa-Vladimir Ivanov knocked out of German Open 1 week ago

    Germany: Indian badminton player Ashwini Ponnappa, partnering Russian Vladimir Ivanov, was knocked out of the mixed doubles pre quarter-finals at the $120,000 German Open Grand Prix Gold on Thursday. The Indo-Russian pair lost to English third seeds Chris and Gabrielle Adcock 19-21, 15-21 in 37 minutes at the RWE-Sporthalle. The English pair...
  • Arvind Bhat, Jwala-Ashwini in German Open pre-quarters February 25, 2015

    Mulheim an der Ruhr: Indian shuttler Arvind Bhat entered the pre-quarterfinals, as did the women's doubles pair of Ashwini Ponnapppa and Jwala Gutta in the $120,000 German Open Grand Prix Gold at the RWE-Sporthalle here Wednesday. Defending champion Bhat defeated local qualifier Patrick Kaemnitz 21-10, 24-22 in 36 minutes. In the...
  • Shuttler Parupalli Kashyap rises to World No.12 January 29, 2015

    New Delhi: Boosted by the title win at the Syed Modi International Badminton Championships on Sunday, Parupalli Kashyap rose three places to be ranked No.12 in the latest Badminton World Federation (BWF) rankings released on Thursday. Two other Indians are in the top-25 of men's singles with Kidambi Srikanth at No.5...
  • Critics wrote me off, says Parupalli Kashyap January 26, 2015

    After launching the new season with an emphatic title win at the just-concluded Syed Modi International tournament, India's top shuttler Parupalli Kashyap said he needed this victory to silence his critics. The 2012 champion, Kashyap clinched his second men's singles title at the Syed Modi Grand Prix Gold on Sunday after...
  • Padma Shri a pleasant surprise: PV Sindhu January 25, 2015

    Top Indian shuttler PV Sindhu was happily surprised when she got to know that she will be conferred India's fourth highest civilian honour, the Padma Shri, and said the award will only motivate her to do better in the future. "It feels really good. I am really happy to get this...
  • Badminton: Parupalli Kashyap wins Syed Modi title January 25, 2015

    India's third seed Parupalli Kashyap defeated top seed and compatriot Kidambi Srikanth to win the men's singles title of the $120,000 Syed Modi International Badminton Championships on Sunday. The 2012 edition winner Kashyap beat compatriot and World No.5 Srikanth in two evenly contested games to come out on top 23-21, 23-21...
  • Saina Nehwal sees off Carloina Marin to defend Syed Modi crown January 25, 2015

    Lucknow: Saina Nehwal staged a scintillating comeback to beat reigning world champion Carolina Marin and retain the women's singles title at the Syed Modi Grand Prix Gold badminton tournament on Sunday. World No. 3 Saina scraped past the seventh-ranked Spaniard 19-21, 25-23, 21-16 in a see-saw battle lasting an hour and...
  • Syed Modi Masters: Saina, Srikanth, Kashyap reach finals; Sindhu ousted January 24, 2015

    It will not be a Saina Nehwal versus PV Sindhu final in the women's singles but the men's singles will be an all-Indian affair with P Kashyap and K Srikanth set to clash for the title at the USD 120,000 Syed Modi International Badminton tournament. Defending champion Saina was now one...
  • Badminton: Saina, Sindhu, Srikanth reach semi-finals at Syed Modi International January 23, 2015

    Lucknow: Defending champion Saina Nehwal inched closer to retaining her women's singles title, while other top Indian shuttlers, including PV Sindhu, also made it to the semifinals of the USD 120,000 Syed Modi International Badminton tournament, here on Friday. Top male badminton stars -- K Srikanth and Parupalli Kashyap -- also...
  • Saina Nehwal, PV Sindhu sail into second round of Syed Modi Grand Prix January 22, 2015

    Lucknow: Top Indian shuttlers Saina Nehwal, PV Sindhu, K Srikanth and Parupalli Kashyap reached the second round of Syed Modi International Grand Prix Gold badminton tournament after scoring easy victories, here on Wednesday. Olympic bronze medallist, Saina defeated Yin Fun Lim of Malaysia 21-17 21-12 and two-time World Championship bronze medallist,...
  • Srikanth, Kashyap in third round of Syed Modi Badminton January 21, 2015

    Lucknow: World number four Kidambi Srikanth and Commonwealth Games champion Parupalli Kashyap sailed into the third round of Syed Modi International Grand Prix Gold badminton tournament after scoring easy wins on what turned out to be a good outing for Indian shuttlers on Wednesday. This was after country's top women shuttlers...
  • Saina Nehwal eyes title defence in Syed Modi Grand Prix Gold Badminton January 19, 2015

    Lucknow: Olympic bronze medallist Saina Nehwal will look to launch the new season with a bang when she starts her title defence at the Syed Modi International Grand Prix Gold Badminton Championship that gets underway with the qualifiers on Tuesday. The 24-year-old, who won the title in 2009 and 2010 when...
  • Badminton: PV Sindhu, Ajay Jayaram lose in Malaysia Masters January 17, 2015

    New Delhi: The Indian challenge came to an end as shuttlers PV Sindhu and Ajay Jayaram lost their respective semi-final matches at the season opening $120,000 Malaysia Masters Grand Prix Gold here Saturday. Second seed Sindhu, a winner here two years ago, faced a marathon battle against Japanese fourth seed Nozomi...
  • Sindhu, Jayaram reach semifinals of Malaysia GPG January 16, 2015

    Kuching: Top Indian shuttlers PV Sindhu and Ajay Jayaram notched up contrasting victories in the women's and men's singles competition respectively to reach the semifinals of the USD 120,000 Malaysia Masters Grand Prix Gold, here on Friday. Two-time World Championship bronze medallist, Sindhu defeated Thailand's Porntip Buranaprasertsuk, seeded fifth, 23-21 21-9...
  • Saina, Marin to take part in Syed Modi GP Badminton Meet January 15, 2015

    Lucknow: Defending champion Saina Nehwal and current world champion Carolina Marin of Spain have confirmed their participation in the Syed Modi International Badminton Championship scheduled to start here on January 20. The two have been seeded first and second respectively in USD 120,000 event being organized by Uttar Pradesh Badminton Association...
  • Sindhu, Kashyap advance in Malaysia GP Gold January 15, 2015

    Kuching: Leading Indian shuttler PV Sindhu reached the women's singles quarter-finals of the $120,000 Malaysia Masters Grand Prix Gold while Commonwealth Games gold medallist Parupalli Kashyap entered the men's singles pre-quarterfinals at the Stadium Perpaduan Kuching here on Thursday. Two-time World Championships bronze medallist Sindhu, who won the title here in...
  • I wouldn't have demanded Padma Bhushan the way Saina, Vijender did: Cueist Advani January 12, 2015

    Kolkata: Famed cueist Pankaj Advani Monday said he would have never entered into a Padma Bhushan row in the way ace shuttler Saina Nehwal and boxer Vijender Singh did. "I would never do such a thing, it is not my style. But they thought it was right to go out in...
  • After Saina Nehwal, Boxer Vijender Singh too wants Padma Bhushan January 6, 2015

    With Saina Nehwal getting the Sports Ministry's recommendation for the Padma Bhushan after a furore over her nomination being rejected, star India boxer Vijender Singh also threw his hat in the ring for the civilian honour but insisted he won't be "hurt" in case of a rejection. Speaking to PTI, Vijender...
  • Who am I to demand the award?, asks Saina Nehwal January 5, 2015

    Badminton ace Saina Nehwal is 'upset' that her quest to know the reason behind the rejection of her nomination for Padma Bhushan snowballed into a big controversy, saying that she never demanded for the prestigious award and would respect the decision of the Sports Ministry. "I didn't really like the way...
  • Saina Nehwal happy with Sports Ministry recommending her for Padma Bhushan January 5, 2015

    Ace Indian badminton player Saina Nehwal, who was not considered for the prestigious Padma Bhushan Award by the Sports Ministry earlier, told CNN-IBN that she is very happy with the Ministry's U-turn to announce that it will recommend her for the prestigious award. 'I have done so well for my country,...
  • Sports Minister says Saina Nehwal applied late for Padma Bhushan, BAI contradicts January 4, 2015

    New Delhi: Sports Minister Sarbananda Sonowal on Sunday clarified that his ministry received the letter of nomination of badminton star Saina Nehwal for the Padma Bhushan only on Saturday but said that it will "examine the possibility of recommending" her name for the award on Monday. Saina, on Saturday said that...
  • Sushil Kumar is a great player but my case is strong: Saina Nehwal January 3, 2015

    Nehwal made no mistake in expressing her disapointment for not getting nominated for the prestigious Padma Bhushan award and plans to speak with the Sports Ministry. ...
  • Saina Nehwal lashes out on Twitter after Padma Bhushan snub January 3, 2015

    India's ace shuttler Saina Nehwal has made her discontent over the Padma Bhushan snub public as the Hyderabad-based player came out on Twitter to express her disappointment over the decision taken by the Sports Ministry of India (SAI). SAI overlooked the suggestion of Saina's name made by the Badminton Association of...