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  • BWF imposes 8 months backdated ban on Lee Chong Wei 19 hours 4 minutes ago

    Kuala Lumpur: Former World No.1 Lee Chong Wei was on Monday handed an eight-month sanction for a doping violation but the Malaysian star shuttler will be able to return to international badminton next month as the ban was backdated from August 30. The 33-year-old Malaysian was temporarily suspended by the BWF...
  • Akhilesh Das Gupta elected Badminton Asia Confederation vice-president 2 days ago

    New Delhi: Badminton Association of India (BAI) President Dr Akhilesh Das Gupta on Saturday was elected the vice-president of the Badminton Asia Confederation (BAC) for a four year term. Akhilesh was elected during the continental body's general elections in Wuhan, China. Akhilesh, who held the same post in last committee, polled the...
  • Saina Nehwal, PV Sindhu ousted from Asia Championships 3 days ago

    Wuhan: The Indian challenge at the $200,000 Badminton Asia Championships came to an end following the women's singles quarter-final losses of Saina Nehwal and PV Sindhu on Friday. World No.1 Saina lost to Chinese Taipei's Tzu Ying Tai in three tough games, and eighth seed Sindhu went down to reigning Olympic...
  • Saina, Sindhu win; Kashyap loses in Badminton Asia Championships 4 days ago

    Wuhan: World No. 1 Saina Nehwal started her campaign with a hard-fought win, while PV Sindhu too continued her rampaging run but it was curtains for top men's shuttler Parupalli Kashyap at the USD 200,000 Badminton Asia Championships on Thursday. Olympic bronze-medallist, Saina, who got a bye and a walkover in...
  • Parupalli Kashyap enters pre-quarters of Badminton Asia Championships 5 days ago

    Wuhan, China: India's Parupalli Kashyap played one of the longest matches of his career as he roared into the pre-quarterfinals with a gruelling three-game win over Chinese Taipei's Jen Hao Hsu at the USD 200,000 Badminton Asia Championships on Wednesday. In a men's singles contest that lasted for more than an-hour-and-a-half,...
  • PV Sindhu makes winning return in Badminton Asia Championships 5 days ago

    Wuhan, China: Two-time World Championship bronze medal winning shuttler PV Sindhu made a winning return to the circuit when she easily beat Uzbekistan's Anait Khurshudyan to progress to the women's singles third round at the $200,000 Badminton Asia Championships on Wednesday. The eighth seeded Sindhu has been out of action since...
  • Parupalli Kashyap enters Round 2 of Badminton Asia Championships 6 days ago

    Wuhan: Commonwealth Games champion Parupalli Kashyap entered the men's singles second round with a straight games victory at the $200,000 Badminton Asia Championships on Tuesday. Kashyap defeated old rival Zi Liang Derek Wong 21-17, 21-13 in 39 minutes to take a 5-2 lead in career meetings over the Singaporean and enter...
  • Saina, Kashyap lead Indian challenge at Badminton Asia Championship 1 week ago

    Wuhan: A rejuvenated Saina Nehwal and ace men's shuttler Parupalli Kashyap will spearhead the Indian challenge at the USD 200,000 Badminton Asia Championship, which gets underway at the Wuhan Sports Center Gymnasium on Tuesday. Olympic bronze medallist Saina, who had skipped the Singapore Open Super Series to recharge her batteries after...
  • Twin top rankings reflect rise of women in Indian sports: Saina Nehwal April 19, 2015

    Mumbai: After reclaiming the top spot in badminton singles rankings, Saina Nehwal is doubly delighted at fellow Hyderabadi tennis ace Sania Mirza's rise to the summit of the women's doubles rankings and says the twin achievements reflect the rise of women power in the domain of Indian sports. "Sania Mirza is...
  • Iconic Indian women athletes Saina and Sania reach the top, show the way to others April 17, 2015

    For most of the women in international sports, their struggle starts after they enter the arena. But for sportswomen in India, a rare breed dominated by their 'more accomplished' male counterparts, the battle starts even before they come out of their mother's womb. Women all over the world enjoy a plethora...
  • It won't be easy to stay No 1 for long: Saina Nehwal April 17, 2015

    Bengaluru: It won't be easy to hold her recently-acquired number one position in the world rankings but ace Indian shuttler Saina Nehwal says she is confident of a long reign at the top and is prepared to put in the extra effort for it. "It will be tough maintaining the number...
  • I hope to maintain my position as World No.1, says Saina Nehwal April 16, 2015

    Saina Nehwal regained the number one position in international rankings after Xuerui dropped a couple of rungs to third in the latest list issued. ...
  • Saina Nehwal regains World No. 1 ranking April 16, 2015

    New Delhi: Ace Indian shuttler Saina Nehwal regained the number one position in international rankings after China's Li Xuerui dropped a couple of rungs to third in the latest list issued on Thurday. Saina, the first Indian woman shuttler to be world number one after her India Open Grand Prix Gold...
  • Japanes Kento Momota wins Singapore Open men's singles title April 12, 2015

    Singapore: Japanese Kento Momota was crowned champion in the $300,000 Singapore Open Superseries badminton men's singles event on Sunday, winning his first Superseries final. The Japanese World No.10 beat Hong Kong's Hu Yun (No. 13) 21-17, 16-21, 21-15 in a match that lasted almost 80 minutes at the Singapore Indoor Stadium. This...
  • Shuttler Parupalli Kashyap enters Singapore Open semis April 10, 2015

    Singapore: Indian ace Parupalli Kashyap continued his impressive form, advancing to the semi-finals of Singapore Open Super Series badminton tournament but young H S Prannoy was left ruing his luck as a foot injury saw him concede his quarter-final match on Friday. Commonwealth Games champion Kashyap brushed aside France's Brice Leverdez...
  • Parupalli Kashyap, Prannoy enter Singapore Open quarters April 9, 2015

    Singapore: Indian shuttlers Parupalli Kashyap and HS Prannoy notched up superb victories to enter the men's singles quarter-finals at the $300,000 Singapore Open Superseries on Thursday. The experienced Kashyap came up with a brilliant performance to oust fourth-seeded South Korean Son Wan Ho. The Commonwealth Games champion took 46 minutes to...
  • Saina Nehwal drops to World No. 2 April 9, 2015

    New Delhi: After reaching a career-high of World No. 1 in women's singles, Saina Nehwal dropped to No. 2 in the revised Badminton World Federation (BWF) rankings on Thursday as reigning Olympic champion Li Xuerui re-took the top spot. The Hyderabadi had become the first Indian woman to reach No. 1...
  • Shuttlers Kidambi Srikanth, Parupalli Kashyap advance in Singapore Open April 8, 2015

    Singapore: Top Indian shuttlers Kidambi Srikanth, Parupalli Kashyap and H.S. Prannoy notched up victories to progress to the men's singles second round at the $300,000 Singapore Open Superseries on Wednesday. A little later women's doubles pair of Jwala Gutta and Ashwini Ponnappa also advanced to the second round, beating South Koreans...
  • Jwala Gutta-Ashwini Ponnappa reach 2nd round of Singapore Open Super Series April 8, 2015

    Singapore: Commonwealth Games champion Parupalli Kashyap and young HS Prannoy registered contrasting wins in the men's singles to enter the second round of the Singapore Open Super Series badminton tournament on Wednesday. Kashyap, who won the Syed Modi Grand Prix Gold in January this year, brushed aside Korea's Lee Hyun Il...
  • Parupalli Kashyap, Prannoy advance in Singapore Open April 8, 2015

    Singapore: Indian shuttlers Parupalli Kashyap and HS Prannoy notched up straight games victories to progress to the men's singles second round at the $300,000 Singapore Open Superseries on Wednesday. A little later women's doubles pair Jwala Gutta and Ashwini Ponnappa also advanced to the second round beating South Koreans Go Ah...
  • Saina Nehwal confident of reclaiming top spot April 8, 2015

    Far from mourning the end of her brief reign as the world number one, shuttler Saina Nehwal is happy that she at least made it to where no other non-Chinese could reach in the last four years. Since Dane Tine Baun's rise to the top in late 2010, China's badminton hegemony...
  • Guru, Praneeth, Tarun-Sikki reach Singapore Open main draw April 7, 2015

    Singapore: Commonwealth Games bronze medalist RMV Gurusaidutt and young B Sai Praneeth advanced to the main draw of Singapore Open Super Series badminton tournament after notching up contrasting wins in the men's singles qualifiers, on Tuesday. Gurusaidutt outsmarted Thailand's Boonsak Ponsana 18-21 21-18 21-18 in the first round and then tamed...
  • Saina Nehwal skips Singapore Open, Kidambi Srikanth leads Indian charge April 6, 2015

    Singapore: Olympic bronze-medallist Saina Nehwal has withdrawn from USD 300,000 Singapore Open Super Series badminton tournament to recharge her batteries after competing at the highest level for the last few weeks. The Indian ace had a hectic last month as she competed at the All England Championship, India Open Super Series...
  • Saina Nehwal loses in Malaysia Open semis April 4, 2015

    Kuala Lumpur: World No. 1 shuttler Saina Nehwal went down in her women's singles semi-final to reigning Olympic champion Li Xuerui at the $500,000 Malaysia Open Superseries Premier on Saturday. The Chinese beat the third seeded Indian in a marathon match that lasted an hour and eight minutes with the top...
  • Saina Nehwal beats Sun Yu to enter Malaysia Open semis April 3, 2015

    Kuala Lumpur: World No.1 Saina Nehwal beat Chinese Sun Yu 21-11, 18-21, 21-17 to reach the semi-finals of the $500,000 Malaysia Open Superseries Premier at the Putra Stadium on Friday. Saina was in her elements from the beginning. she hardly broke into a sweat before capturing the first game 21-11. After...
  • Saina Nehwal lone Indian in Malaysia Open quarter-finals April 2, 2015

    World No.1 Saina Nehwal reached the quarter-finals while men's singles shuttlers Kidambi Srikanth, HS Prannoy and Parupalli Kashyap crashed out in the second round of the $500,000 Malaysia Open Super Series Premier at the Putra Stadium on Thursday. Olympic bronze medallist and third seed Saina registered a facile 21-13, 21-9 win...
  • Jwala Gutta vents ire for being left out of funding scheme April 2, 2015

    New Delhi: India's premier women's doubles shuttler Jwala Gutta on Thursday lashed out at the Indian government after finding herself left out of the scheme to fund the country's top prospective medal winners at the 2016 Rio Olympic Games. Jwala's doubles partner Ashwini Ponnappa -- 2011 World Championships bronze medallists --...
  • HS Prannoy, Parupalli Kashyap lose in Malaysia Open April 2, 2015

    Kuala Lumpur: Indian shuttlers HS Prannoy and Parupalli Kashyap suffered crushing defeats in the second round of the $500,000 Malaysia Open Superseries Premier at the Putra Stadium on Thursday. Prannoy, who jumped three places to be 14th in the World rankings on Thursday, lost 15-21, 14-21 in 52 minutes to five-time...
  • Saina Nehwal's ascent to top of badminton ranking official April 2, 2015

    New Delhi: Indian ace Saina Nehwal's ascent to the top of women's badminton was officially confirmed on Thursday with the release of the latest rankings by the game's international governing body. In becoming the first Indian woman shuttler to attain the number one spot in world rankings, Saina took over the...
  • Saina, Srikanth, Kashyap in Malaysia Open second round April 1, 2015

    Leading Indian shuttlers Saina Nehwal and Kidambi Srikanth progressed to the second round of the $500,000 Malaysia Open Superseries Premier at the Putra Stadium on Wednesday. While World No.2 Saina registered a comprehensive 21-13, 21-16 victory over Indonesian Maria Febe Kudumastuti, World No.4 Srikanth overcame Englishman Rajiv Ouseph 21-10, 15-21, 24-22...