BADMINTON

  • Best minds don't get into coaching, make it lucrative: Pullela Gopichand 1 hour 31 minutes ago

    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...
  • K Srikanth loses in Hong Kong Open semis 1 hour 58 minutes ago

    Hong Kong: India's campaign in the Hong Kong Super Series came to an end after young shuttler Kidambi Srikanth suffered a three-game loss to top seed Chen Long of China in the semi-finals of the men's singles event of the USD 350,000 event on Saturday. Srikanth, who broke into the top...
  • Shuttlers Anand Pawar, Saili Rana in Scottish Open quarters 19 hours 43 minutes ago

    Glasgow: Indian shuttlers Anand Pawar and Saili Rane reached the quarter-finals of their respective categories at the $50,000 Scottish Open Grand Prix. Men's singles seventh seed Pawar defeated Dutch Erik Meijs 21-17, 21-17 in 43 minutes at the Emirates Arena. With the win the Mumbaikar extended his career record to 3-0...
  • Saina Nehwal bows out of Hong Kong Super Series Yesterday

    Hong Kong: India's campaign in the women's singles of the USD 350,000 Hong Kong Super Series came to an end after ace shuttler Saina Nehwal was stunned by Tai Tzu Ying of Chinese Taipei in the quarter-finals on Friday. Seeded third, Saina went down 15-21, 19-21 to her lower ranked opponent...
  • Anand Pawar, Saili Rane advance to pre-quarters in Scottish Open Yesterday

    Glasgow: Indian shuttlers had a good day in office with Anand Pawar and Saili Rane notching up victories in men's and women's singles respectively to advance to the pre-quarterfinals of the Scottish Open Grand Prix here on Thursday. Seeded seventh in the tournament, Pawar registered an easy 21-7 21-15 win over...
  • Saina, Srikanth advance; Sindhu loses in Hong Kong Open 2 days ago

    Hong Kong: Top Indian shuttlers Saina Nehwal and K Srikanth posted contrasting victories to enter the quarter-finals of the women's and men's singles competition respectively in the USD 350,000 Hong Kong Super Series in Kowloon on Thursday. However, it was curtains for teen sensation P V Sindhu, who suffered a three-game...
  • Saina Nehwal, Kidambi Srikanth look set for World Super Series Finals 2 days ago

    New Delhi: Indian shuttlers Saina Nehwal and Kidambi Srikanth look set to qualify for the prestigious year-ending World Super Series Finals to be held in Dubai December 17-21. The $1-million tournament sees the top-8 players in each of the sport's five categories compete for the titles. Points are calculated throughout the...
  • Saina Nehwal, Kidambi Srikanth rise in rankings 2 days ago

    New Delhi: Riding on their recent China Open title victories in Fuzhou, India's Saina Nehwal and Kidambi Srikanth rose up the ladder in the latest Badminton World Federation (BWF) rankings released on Thursday. While Olympic bronze medallist Saina jumped a place to No.4 in women's singles, Srikanth, who defeated two-time Olympic...
  • Kidambi Srikanth, Saina Nehwal and PV Sindhu in 2nd round of Hong Kong Open 3 days ago

    Hong Kong: Continuing his giant-killing spree, Kidambi Srikanth stunned World No.7 Chou Tien Chen to advance to the second round of the $350,000 Hong Kong Open Super Series along with leading women shuttlers Saina Nehwal and P.V. Sindhu at the Hong Kong Coliseum here Wednesday. Srikanth, fresh from defeating two-time Olympic...
  • Never thought could beat 'Super' Dan, says Kidambi Srikanth 4 days ago

    New Delhi: Newly-crowned China Open champion Kidambi Srikanth on Monday said he never took the victory for granted and never believed that he could pull it off until he won as he knew that his opponent in the final - two-time Olympic champion Lin Dan of China - could make...
  • China Open winners Saina and Srikanth eye Hong Kong titles 5 days ago

    Hong Kong: Fresh from their sensational title triumphs in China, India's top shuttlers Saina Nehwal and K Srikanth will now train their guns on the USD 350,000 Hong Kong Open Super Series which gets underway with the qualifiers in Kowloon on Tuesday. Saina and Srikanth created history on Sunday by winning...
  • Sachin Tendulkar tweets the best gift he received on completing a year as an ex-cricketer 5 days ago

    You can take a sportsperson out of sports but you can't take sports out of a sportsperson. And India's greatest ever cricketer is no exception. Sachin Tendulkar completed his first year away from cricket on Sunday, having retired on November 16, 2013, in what was a fortnight-long celebration ending in a...
  • Kidambi Srikanth 'gifts' title to coach Pullela Gopichand 5 days ago

    Fuzhou: Newly crowned China Open champion Kidambi Srikanth on Sunday "gifted" his Super Series Premier title to India's chief national badminton coach Pullela Gopichand on his 41st birthday. Sunday turned out to be a watershed moment in Indian badminton's history as for the first time two titles are coming home from...
  • I will remember China Open win for life: Saina Nehwal 5 days ago

    Fuzhou: India's leading shuttler Saina Nehwal on Sunday said she will remember her win at the China Open Super Series Premier for the rest of her life. World No.5 Saina defeated Japan's Akane Yamaguchi 21-12, 22-20 in 42 minutes to bag her third women's singles crown of the year. She had...
  • Jwala Gutta and Ashwini Ponnappa congratulate K Srikanth 5 days ago

    New Delhi: India's top doubles badminton pair of Jwala Gutta and Ashwini Ponnappa congratulated compatriot Kidambi Srikanth for beating two-time Olympic champion Lin Dan in the final to clinch the China Open Super Series Premier men's singles title in Fuzhou Sunday. "My heartiest congratulations to Srikanth..well done...amazing victory," tweeted Jwala. Ashwini tweeted:...
  • It was one of my toughest wins, says ecstatic Saina Nehwal 5 days ago

    Fuzhou: Olympic bronze-medallist Saina Nehwal said the triumph at the China Open Super Series Premier was one of her "toughest" and it showed that the hard work was paying off. World No. 5 Saina had to draw from her reservoir of experience to stave off the challenge of the Akane Yamaguchi...
  • Coach Gopichand elated at Saina and Srikanth's China Open success 6 days ago

    Olympic bronze-medallist Saina Nehwal clinched the China Open Super Series Premier tournament after beating young Akane Yamaguchi of Japan. ...
  • Saina Nehwal, K Srikanth create history for Indian Badminton in China 6 days ago

    Fuzhou: On a historic day for Indian badminton, top shuttlers Saina Nehwal and K Srikanth clinched the women's and men's singles title of the USD 700,000 China Open Super Series Premier respectively on Sunday. While Olympic bronze-medallist Saina had to draw from her reservoir of experience to stave off the challenge...
  • K Srikanth stuns world and Olympic champion Lin Dan to win China Open 6 days ago

    Fuzhou: Young Indian shuttler K Srikanth clinched his maiden Super Series title after defeating two-time Olympic champion Lin Dan of China in the men's singles events of the USD 700,000 China Open Super Series Premier on Sunday. The 21-year-old from Andhra Pradesh showed nerves of steel to produce a dominating performance...
  • Saina Nehwal wins China Open for her third title in 2014 6 days ago

    Fuzhou: Olympic bronze-medallist Saina Nehwal clinched the USD 700,000 China Open Super Series Premier tournament after beating young Akane Yamaguchi of Japan in the summit clash on Sunday. The World No. 5 Indian prevailed over the 17-year-old Akane 21-12, 22-20 in the women's singles finals which lasted 42 minutes at the...
  • Glasgow to host 2017 Badminton World Championships 6 days ago

    London: The 2017 Badminton World Championships will be held in Glasgow, Scotland, the Badminton World Federation (BWF) has announced. Glasgow failed a bid for the 2017 Sudirman Cup mixed team event to Australia's Gold Coast. But it convinced the BWF for their detailed bid at a meeting held in the Peruvian...
  • Saina Nehwal, Kidambi Srikanth storm into summit clash of China Open 1 week ago

    Fuzhou: Olympic bronze-medallist Saina Nehwal and young shuttler K Srikanth stormed into the finals of the women's and men's singles events respectively at the USD 700,000 China Open Super Series Premier on Sunday. In her sixth appearance in the prestigious tournament, Saina continued her rampaging run as she produced another good...
  • Saina, Srikanth in semis, Kashyap exits in China Open 1 week ago

    Fuzhou: London Olympic bronze medallist Saina Nehwal and male shuttler Kidambi Srikanth reached the semi-finals of the $700,000 China Open Super Series Premier as Parupalli Kashyap lost in the quarter-finals at the Haixia Olympic Sport Center here on Friday. While women's World No.5 Saina defeated Chinese Suo Di 21-13, 17-21, 21-5...
  • Saina Nehwal, Parupalli Kashyap, Kidambi Srikanth in China Open quarters November 13, 2014

    Fuzhou: London Olympic bronze medallist Saina Nehwal along with male shuttlers Parupalli Kashyap and Kidambi Srikanth, reached the quarter-finals of the $700,000 China Open Super Series Premier at the Haixia Olympic Sport Center on Thursday. While women's World No.5 Saina was made to work hard for her 21-18, 21-18 win over...
  • BWF suspends shuttler Lee Chong Wei over doping violation November 11, 2014

    Malaysia's world number one Lee Chong Wei has been provisionally suspended for an "apparent" anti-doping violation, the Badminton World Federation (BWF) said on Tuesday. ...
  • BWF suspends shuttler Lee Chong Wei over doping violation November 11, 2014

    Malaysia's world number one Lee Chong Wei has been provisionally suspended for an "apparent" anti-doping violation, the Badminton World Federation (BWF) said on Tuesday. "The world-governing body has imposed this suspension due to an Adverse Analytical Finding of a sample taken at the BWF World Championships in August," the BWF said...
  • World No. 1 shuttler Lee Chong Wei denies cheating, hopes to clear name November 9, 2014

    Badminton world number one Lee Chong Wei has denied cheating or relying on banned substances despite failing a doping test that could lead to a two-year ban. The Badminton Association of Malaysia confirmed on Saturday that one of their players had tested positive for the banned steroid dexamethasone but withheld the...
  • Badminton: B sample positive, Malaysia quiet on player's identity November 8, 2014

    The Badminton Association of Malaysia (BAM) have confirmed the 'B' sample of one of their national team members returned a positive test for a banned substance but declined to identify the player on Saturday. Local media reacted with shock to reports in recent weeks that world number one Lee Chong Wei...
  • For Saina Nehwal, it is always about playing for India October 30, 2014

    In the wake of Sports Ministry's diktat of not to extend financial help to athletes who prefer professional commitment over representing India, ace shuttler Saina Nehwal on Thursday insisted her first priority would always be to play for the country. "I don't think anyone would not want to play for the...
  • Saina Nehwal back among world's top five women shuttlers October 30, 2014

    New Delhi: Star player Saina Nehwal has gained a place to be fifth in the latest Badminton World Federation women's singles rankings released here on Thursday. Saina improved her ranking, riding on her back-to-back quarter-final appearances at Denmark and French Open tournaments this month. In both the events, she lost to World...