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  • China Open win confidence booster, says shuttler Kidambi Srikanth Yesterday

    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...
  • China Open triumph was special: Saina Nehwal 2 days ago

    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 2 days ago

    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...
  • Indian golfers Jeev Milkha Singh, Shiv Kapur eye Dubai Open win 2 days ago

    Dubai: Indian golfers Jeev Milkha Singh and Shiv Kapur have hailed the Asian Tour's entry into the Middle East and hope to put their name on the inaugural Dubai Open trophy to be held at the Els Club Dec 18-21. Two-time Asian Tour No.1 Jeev believes the new event, which will...
  • Shuttlers Anand Pawar, Saili Rane lose in Scottish Open semis 5 days ago

    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...
  • K Srikanth loses in Hong Kong Open semis 5 days 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 6 days 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 6 days ago

    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 1 week ago

    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...
  • I thought I was here to receive the award, not to give a speech: Rajinikanth at IFFI 2014 1 week ago

    Goa: If Rajnikanth is revered down south for his unique style, Amitabh Bachchan continues to be lauded for his acting prowess, the ability to experiment with roles and giving young actors a run for their money. And when both veteran actors come down to Goa to attend the...
  • IFFI 2014: Have no words to say; dedicate Centenary Award to my producers, directors and fans, says Rajinikanth 1 week ago

    Goa: In Indian showbiz industry, possibly the most inspirational story of rags-to-riches is of Rajinikanth - a bus conductor named Shivaji Gaekwad who went on to become a phenomenon called Thalaivar. Agreed, Rajinikanth is the undisputed superstar today, but it took him close to four decades to be one of...
  • IFFI 2014: Life-size cutouts of megastar Rajinikanth welcome tourists in Goa 1 week ago

    Panaji: It feels awesome as you spot huge cut-outs of Rajinikanth dotting alongside the Mandovi river. Before you start interpreting this as a strategy to promote his upcoming films, allow us to explain you the reason. Since the megastar is hosting annual International Film Festival of India on November 20,...
  • Saina, Srikanth advance; Sindhu loses in Hong Kong Open 1 week 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...
  • Recuperating Nadal targets Australian Open November 19, 2014

    Madrid: Injured World No. 3 Rafael Nadal said on Wednesday that it is his goal to be fully fit for the 2015 Australian Open tennis tournament and competitive enough to challenge for a 15th Grand Slam title. Nadal missed the Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP) World Tour Finals in London after...
  • Kidambi Srikanth, Saina Nehwal and PV Sindhu in 2nd round of Hong Kong Open November 19, 2014

    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...
  • Amitabh Bachchan: At the age of 73 I want to be a kid again November 18, 2014

    Kolkata: Reminiscing the independence and joy of his youth, Bollywood actor Amitabh Bachchan Monday said he wants to be a kid again. "When we were young, we were asked by parents and elders what do you want to be when you grow up... we didn't have an answer at that time,...
  • Soumyajit Ghosh finishes runner-up in ITTF Swedish Open November 17, 2014

    New Delhi: In one of the biggest achievements of his blossoming table tennis career, the talented Soumyajit Ghosh finished runner-up in the U-21 men's singles event of the ITTF World Tour Swedish Open in Stockholm, Sweden. The 21-year-old from Siliguri stunned top seed and world no.82 Jang Woojin of South Korea...
  • Never thought could beat 'Super' Dan, says Kidambi Srikanth November 17, 2014

    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 November 17, 2014

    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...
  • Kidambi Srikanth 'gifts' title to coach Pullela Gopichand November 16, 2014

    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 November 16, 2014

    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 November 16, 2014

    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 November 16, 2014

    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 November 16, 2014

    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 November 16, 2014

    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 November 16, 2014

    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 November 16, 2014

    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...
  • Saina Nehwal, Kidambi Srikanth storm into summit clash of China Open November 15, 2014

    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 November 14, 2014

    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...