Badminton

  • CWG 2014: Shuttlers PV Sindhu, Parupalli Kashyap enter semis 11 hours 9 minutes ago

    Glasgow: Leading Indian shuttlers Parupalli Kashyap and P.V. Sindhu entered the semi-finals of the Commonwealth Games in their respective categories at the Emirates Arena on Friday. In the absence of top seed Saina Nehwal, No.2 seed Sindhu routed New Zealand's Anna Rankin in straight games in the women's singles quarter-finals to...
  • CWG 2014: Shuttlers Parupalli Kashyap, Kidambi Srikanth reach quarters Yesterday

    Glasgow: Indian shuttlers had a fantastic outing at the Commonwealth Games on Thursday as most of them won their respective Round of 16 matches to proceed to the quarter-finals at the Emirates Arena. To start with, men's singles second seed Parupalli Kashyap needed only 24 minutes to move past Australia's Jeff...
  • As it happened: CWG 2014, Day 8 Yesterday

    (Scroll down for Live updates) Day 7 Round-up: Virtually taking over where their compatriot shooters signed off at the range, Indian wrestlers rained medals picking up four silvers and a bronze, but the gold eluded the nation on day seven of competition. The grapplers cornered all the medals that came India's way....
  • CWG 2014: Indian shuttlers advance to last 16 2 days ago

    Glasgow: Indian shuttlers made merry at the Commonwealth Games on Wednesday as all of them won their respective matches in straight games to enter the last 16 at the Emirates Arena. P.V. Sindhu and P.C. Thulasi in women's singles and R.M.V. Gurusaidutt, Kidambi Srikanth and Parupalli Kashyap in men's singles notched...
  • As it happened: CWG 2014, Day 7 2 days ago

    (Scroll down for Live updates) Day 6 Round-up: Two-time Olympic medallist Sushil Kumar spearheaded a sparkling show as Indian grapplers dominated the wrestling arena with three gold medals after the shooters ended their campaign on a rousing note with five more podium finishes on sixth day of competition. Indian shooters continued...
  • CWG 2014: Shuttlers Srikanth, Gurusaidutt in Round of 32 3 days ago

    Glasgow: Indian shuttlers Kidambi Srikanth and R M V Gurusaidutt won their respective matches to enter the men's singles Round of 32 at the 20th Commonwealth Games on Wednesday. Srikanth had an easy Round of 64 outing as he took just 15 minutes to defeat St. Helena's Duane March 21-3 21-4...
  • As it happened: CWG 2014, Day 6 3 days ago

    (Scroll down to the bottom of the page for Live updates) Day 5 Round-up: 'Pistol King' Jitu Rai kept his reputation intact by clinching the gold medal while the seasoned Gagan Narang and Gurpal Singh claimed a silver each as shooters continued their heroics to add three more medals to India's...
  • CWG 2014: Indian shuttlers miss out on mixed team bronze 4 days ago

    Glasgow: Indian shuttlers failed to replicate the performance of the 2010 Commonwealth Games at the 2014 edition here as they lost the mixed team bronze medal playoff 2-3 to Singapore at the Emirates Arena here Monday. India, who won silver four years ago at home, could not come out with their...
  • As it happened: CWG 2014, Day 5 4 days ago

    (Scroll down to the bottom of the page for Live updates) Day 4 Round-up: It was double delight for India in the 2014 Commonwealth Games men's weightlifting as Sathish Sivalingam won the gold and Ravi Katulu the silver. Shooters Shreyasi Singh and Mohammed Asab clinched the double trap silver and the bronze,...
  • CWG 2014: India lose badminton semi-final to England 3-0 4 days ago

    Glasgow: India lost to England 3-0 in the semi-finals of the badminton competition at the Commonwealth Games here late on Sunday night. India's men and mixed doubles teams fought well over three games, but could not in cross the line and Parupalli Kashyap lost his singles match against Rajiv Ouseph in...
  • CWG 2014: India shuttlers thrash Kenya 5-0, top group 1 week ago

    Glasgow: After thrashing Ghana and Uganda with the exact scoreline of 5-0 Thursday, Indian shuttlers whitewashed Kenya in their final Pool B match of the Mixed Team event to top the group at the Commonwealth Games on Friday. First up, scratch pair of Jwala Gutta and Kidambi Srikanth needed only 18...
  • Qualifier Pablo Cuevas upsets Andreas Seppi in Umag 2nd round 1 week ago

    Croatia: Pablo Cuevas of Uruguay upset sixth-seeded Andreas Seppi of Italy 6-3, 6-1 on Thursday to become the first qualifier to reach the Croatia Open quarter-finals in seven years. Also, a local wild card, Borna Coric, last year's Junior US Open champion, beat qualifier Horacio Zeballos of Argentina 7-6 (4), 6-3...
  • India blow away Ghana, Uganda in mixed team badminton 1 week ago

    Glasgow: Indian shuttlers launched their Commonwealth Games campaign on a resounding note as they blanked minnows Ghana and Uganda 5-0 in Group B matches of the mixed team event at the 20th edition of the multi-sport event. Having thrashed Ghana in their opener, Jwala Gutta and Ashwini Ponappa crushed M Nankabirwa...
  • CWG 2014: Weightlifters Sanjita, Sukhen win Gold medals for India on Day 1 1 week ago

    Glasgow: Sukhen Dey and K Sanjita Chanu stole the limelight by clinching a Gold each in weightlifting, as India launched their campaign in the 20th Commonwealth Games with a flourish, winning seven medals in all on the opening day of the competitions here. India is at 4th spot in medals...
  • CWG 2014: India blow away Ghana 5-0 in mixed team badminton July 24, 2014

    Glasgow: The Indian badminton team launched its Commonwealth Games campaign with a dominating 5-0 win over minnows Ghana in a Group B match of the mixed team event at the 20th edition of the multi-sport event on Thursday. India hardly broke any sweat as Parupalli Kashyap started the proceeding, spanking Daniel...
  • Commonwealth Games 2014: Full India schedule July 24, 2014

    Badminton Participants (men): P. Kashyap, K Srikanth, RMV Gurusaidutt, Akshay Dewalkar, Pranaav Jerry Chopra Participants (women): PV Sindhu, PC Thulasi, Jwala Gutta, Ashwini Ponnappa Mixed Teams Group Play from 13.30 onwards Hockey 20.30: India vs Canada - women Judo 17.30: Men's 60 kg - Round of 16 onwards - Navjot Chana in action 18.30: Men's 66 kg -...
  • As it happened: Commonwealth Games 2014, Day 1 in Glasgow July 25, 2014

    (Scroll down to the bottom of the page for Live Updates) The 20th edition of the Commonwealth Games will see close to 5000 athletes from 71 nations of the erstwhile British empire compete for the top honours. A total of 261 medal events across 18 sports will be contested over 11 days...
  • CWG 2014: India's badminton stars look to better 2010 run July 24, 2014

    Glasgow: Despite star shuttler Saina Nehwal's last-minute pull-out, India will look to maintain their impressive run when they begin their campaign with a clash against minnows Ghana in the mixed team event of the 20th Commonwealth Games here on Thursday. India had won two gold, one silver and one bronze in...
  • CWG 2014: Tendulkar factor adds to pressure on shuttler Sindhu July 23, 2014

    Venkata Pusarla Sindhu has to contend not only with the hopes of her nation but the pressure of impressing her most famous fan in the Commonwealth Games badminton competition. The 19-year-old knows that her country's most well-known sportsman, cricket great Sachin Tendulkar, will be taking a keen interest when she competes...
  • CWG 2014: 71 countries, 4500 athletes, 261 medals to be won July 24, 2014

    The 20th edition of the Commonwealth Games begin on Wednesday in Glasgow, where Queen Elizabeth II will open the 11-day sporting extravaganza at a glittering ceremony beginning 0030 IST. Around 4500 athletes from 71 countries have descended in Glasgow to be part of the biggest sporting event after the Olympics...
  • Commonwealth Games 2014: High hopes on Indian shuttlers July 23, 2014

    Glasgow: With defending champion Saina Nehwal skipping the 20th Commonwealth Games, India will be pinning their hopes on P V Sindhu, Parupalli Kashyap and the pair of Jwala Gutta and Ashwini Ponnappa to repeat their success in badminton that they achieved four years ago at home. India has had four golds...
  • Commonwealth Games 2014: India aim for top-three finish in Glasgow July 22, 2014

    Glasgow: The unprecedented success achieved in the last edition would be hard to replicate this time after the dropping of a few disciplines but upbeat after getting back in the Olympic fold, a 215-strong Indian contingent would nonetheless seek a top-five finish in the 20th Commonwealth Games which begin here...
  • Proud moment: AMU's Sara Naqvi selected for World University Badminton July 21, 2014

    Young badminton player Sara Naqvi, who represents Aligarh Muslim University (AMU), has been selected for the World University Badminton Championship to be held from July 23 to 29 in Cordoba, Spain. She is the only Indian to qualify for the meet. AMU vice-chancellor Zameer Uddin Shah, games committee secretary M. Shoaib Zaheer...
  • Saina Nehwal pulls out of 2014 Commonwealth Games July 18, 2014

    A major blow to Indian badminton's chances at the 2014 Commonwealth Games as defending champion in women's singles Saina Nehwal pulls out due to injury. ...
  • I can win gold at CWG: Parupalli Kashyap July 18, 2014

    New Delhi: Ace shuttler Parupalli Kashyap, who finished with a bronze at the Delhi Commonwealth Games four years ago, says he is targeting a gold medal in the men's singles and hopes lady luck will be on his side during the Glasgow edition. "Gold is a realistic target. With (World No....
  • Saina Nehwal pulls out of Glasgow Commonwealth Games July 18, 2014

    Defending champion Saina Nehwal has pulled out of Commonwealth Games starting next week in Glasgow. Saina is yet to recover from the blisters on her feet she got after the Australian Open Super Series. This comes as a major blow to India's chance for a gold at the Commonwealth, but Saina...
  • India seeded third in Commonwealth Games badminton July 14, 2014

    Glasgow: India have been seeded third in the mixed team event in badminton in the 20th Commonwealth Games which begins on July 23. Badminton powerhouse Malaysia, meanwhile, will start their defence of the Commonwealth Games mixed team gold medal as top seeds while England has been seeded second. Malaysia won the mixed...
  • India will win at least three medals in badminton at Commonwealth Games: Gutta July 13, 2014

    Kolkata: With Saina Nehwal and P V Sindhu going great guns, India would surely get a minimum of three medals in the upcoming Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, asserted country's No 1 doubles specialist Jwala Gutta. India had bagged four medals at the 2010 Commonwealth Games and the doubles defending champion said...