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  • Saina Nehwal bows out of French Open 22 hours 52 minutes ago

    Paris: Ace India shuttler Saina Nehwal crashed out of the French Open Super Series after going down to World No. 2 Shixian Wang of China in a hard-fought women's singles quarter-final contest. Seeded fifth, Saina posed a quite a challenge to her Chinese rival but in the end it was a...
  • Saina Nehwal, Parupalli Kashyap advance in French Open 2 days ago

    Indian shuttlers continued to surge ahead in the French Open Super Series as Saina Nehwal and Parupalli Kashyap won their respective singles second-round matches while Ashwini Ponappa also advanced in the mixed doubles on Thursday. The fifth-seeded Saina was made to work hard by Kirsty Gilmour of Scotland in her 21-19,...
  • Badminton: Srikanth, Kashyap, Saina rise in world rankings 2 days ago

    Kuala Lumpur: Indian men shuttlers Kidambi Srikanth and Parupalli Kashyap jumped seven places each in the latest released Badminton World Federation (BWF) rankings on Thursday while Olympic bronze medallist Saina Nehwal moved up one spot to the sixth. Srikanth is lying 16th while Kashyap is 21st in the rankings. Srikanth started...
  • Badminton: Parupalli Kashyap upsets world No 4; easy win for Saina in French Open 3 days ago

    Paris: Commonwealth Games gold medallist Parupalli Kashyap on Wednesday stunned world No 4 Kenichi Tago of Japan 21-11 21-18 in the first round of men's singles, while Saina Nehwal registered an easy victory to enter the second round of women's singles in the French Open Super Series here. However, it was...
  • Saina Nehwal to spearhead Indian challenge at French Open Super Series 5 days ago

    Paris: London Olympic bronze medal winning shuttler Saina Nehwal will be spearhead the Indian challenge in the USD 275,000 French Open Super Series, starting on Tuesday. Seeded fifth in the tournament, Saina, will face Sashina Vignes Waran of France in the first round of women's singles while compatriot P V Sindhu,...
  • Saina, Sindhu, Srikanth lose in Denmark Open quarters October 18, 2014

    Odense: Indian shuttlers had a disappointing outing at the Denmark Open Super Series Premier as Saina Nehwal, PV Sindhu and Kidambi Srikanth lost their respective quarter-final matches here on Friday. While 2012 London Olympics bronze medallist Saina lost to World No.2 Shixian Wang of China 20-22, 15-21 in 45 minutes while...
  • Four Indian shuttlers, including Saina Nehwal, advance in Denmark Open October 17, 2014

    Odense: On a fruitful day for the Indian shuttlers, Saina Nehwal and PV Sindhu stormed into the women's singles quarter-finals while two men's players also secured places in the last-eight stage of the Denmark Open Super Series Badminton event, here on Thursday. London Olympics bronze medallist Saina made short work of...
  • Saina Nehwal, PV Sindhu in second round of Denmark Open October 16, 2014

    Indian shuttlers Saina Nehwal and PV Sindhu reached the second round of the women's singles event of the Denmark Open Super Series Premier on Wednesday. While 2012 London Olympics bronze medallist Saina was made to work hard for her 12-21, 21-10, 21-12 win over Germany's Karin Schnaase, two-time World Championships bronze...
  • Saina seeded 5th, Sindhu 8th in French Open Super Series October 10, 2014

    New Delhi: Ace Indian female shuttler Saina Nehwal has been seeded fifth, while her compatriot PV Sindhu is seeded eighth at the French Open Super Series to be held in Paris from October 21 to 26. Apart from being the country's only two shuttlers in the women's singles event, Saina and...
  • Saina Nehwal seeded 7th at Denmark Open October 9, 2014

    Odense: Olympic bronze medallist Saina Nehwal has been seeded seventh in the women's singles main draw of the Denmark Open Super Series Premier, to be played October 14-19. Saina, who won here in 2012, is the only seeded Indian in the $600,000 tournament which will be played at the Odense Sports...
  • Asian Games: Saina Nehwal's Chinese jinx continues September 26, 2014

    Indian shuttlers had a dismal day in office as Saina Nehwal, Parupalli Kashyap and Kidambi Srikanth were knocked out of the 17th Asian Games. ...
  • India's badminton campaign ends at Asian Games 2014 September 26, 2014

    Incheon: India's Asian Games badminton campaign ended on a dismal note with 2012 Olympic bronze medallist Saina Nehwal, Parupalli Kashyap and Kidambi Srikanth being knocked out of the singles event at the Gyeyang Gymnasium here Friday. The only saving grace was the bronze medal won Sunday in the women's team event,...
  • As it happened: Asian Games 2014, Day 7 September 26, 2014

    (For LIVE updates, scroll down to the bottom of the page) Indian rowers provided the spark with a couple of bronze medals, while the women shooters added another bronze as India maintained their 15th position in the overall standings with a tally of 15 medals in the 17th Asian Games. Armyman Swaran...
  • Asiad Day 6 Analysis: Saina advances, Archers set for at least silver September 25, 2014

    India started the sixth day rather business-like fashion straightaway claiming a bronze medal in singles sculls final. Sawarn Singh finished his 2000m sculls in seven minutes and 10.65 seconds behind Iran's Mohsen Shadinaghadh and South Korea's Kim Dongyong, who got gold and silver respectively. On fifth day Dushiant Dushyant had...
  • Asian Games Badminton: Saina Nehwal in quarters, disappointment for PV Sindhu September 25, 2014

    Incheon: Indian badminton ace Saina Nehwal sailed into the quarter-finals with a comfortable straight-game win after P Kashyap advanced to the pre-quarters, but there was heartbreak for PV Sindhu in the 17th Asian Games here on Thursday. World number seven Saina thrashed Iran's Soraya Aghaeihajiagha (2-0) 21-7, 21-6 in a women's...
  • Asian Games 2014: Saina, Sindhu in badminton pre-quarters September 24, 2014

    India's women's badminton singles stars Saina Nehwal and P.V. Sindhu reached the pre-quarter-finals of the 17th Asian Games at the Gyeyang Gymnasium on Wednesday. London Olympics bronze medallist Saina thrashed Macau's Teng Lok U 21-10, 21-8 in 26 minutes while two time World Championships bronze medallist Sindhu took only 19 minutes...
  • Asiad Day 2 Analysis: Quiet day for India at Incheon September 21, 2014

    India had a comparatively quieter outing on day two of the ongoing Asian Games. In the 10 meter Air pistol shooting, Indian team of Jitu Rai, Samresh Jung and Prakash Nanjappa won a bronze in the Team Event. While they scored same points as China with 1743 points, China beat them...
  • Asian Games 2014: Indian women settle for badminton team bronze September 21, 2014

    Incheon: Ending a 28yearold medal drought in badminton at the Asian Games, India Sunday settled for the bronze in the women's team event going down tamely to hosts South Korea in the semifinals at the Gyeyang Gymnasium here. Though World No.7 Saina Nehwal gave India a good start by winning the...
  • Asian Games 2014: Indian women's badminton team in quarterfinal September 20, 2014

    Indian badminton women's team on Saturday entered the quarterfinal of the Asian Games after thrashing Macau 30 in their prequarterfinal tie at the Gyeyang Gymnasium. For India, singles stars Saina Nehwal and PV Sindhu had comfortable victories while doubles pair of N. Sikky Reddy and Pradnya Gadre won convincingly in the...
  • Asian Games 2014: Saina Nehwal, PV Sindhu lead Indian challenge in badminton September 19, 2014

    Incheon: Spearheaded by star shuttlers Saina Nehwal, P V Sindhu and Parupalli Kashyap, India will aim to end a 28yearold medal drought when they begin their campaign in the 17th Asian Games badminton with the team competitions here on Saturday. India's last medal of any hue in badminton had come in...
  • SainaSindhu serious rivalry affecting Indian badminton September 5, 2014

    Cricketers are not the only ones who manipulate the media. These days all sports persons with major achievements are in the news regularly, failing which they feel their market value takes a tumble. Wrestlers, boxers and shooters all have their media favorites. Tennis makes news so long as Leander Paes and...
  • Shuttler PV Sindhu back in top 10 of world rankings September 4, 2014

    New Delhi: The World Championship bronze medal winning performance has helped Indian shuttler PV Sindhu to reenter the top10 in the world. In the latest Badminton World Federation (BWF) rankings released on Thursday, the 19yearold Sindhu has jumped two places to be at No.10 while Saina Nehwal remains stagnant as the...
  • Focused on training Asiad medal contenders: Pullela Gopichand September 3, 2014

    Hyderabad: Seemingly undeterred by Saina Nehwal's decision to part ways, Chief National badminton Coach Pullela Gopichand says his priority now is the upcoming Asian Games and he is focussed on training India's medal contenders for the prestigious multisport event. Gopichand, who has remained tightlipped about Saina's decision to train under Vimal...
  • India @ 9 with Bhupendra Chaubey September 2, 2014

    Catch the day's top stories with Bhupendra Chaubey on India @ 9. ...
  • Badminton coach Gopichand mum over split with Saina Nehwal September 2, 2014

    Hyderabad: National badminton coach Pullela Gopichand on Tuesday remained tightlipped about his split with Saina Nehwal, saying he doesn't want to talk about the issue as the Asian Games is just round the corner. Struggling with her form, India's top shuttler Saina has sought the help of former chief coach Vimal...
  • Saina Nehwal to train under Vimal Kumar for Asian Games September 2, 2014

    New Delhi: Struggling with her form, India's top shuttler Saina Nehwal has split with National coach Pullela Gopichand and sought the help of former chief coach Vimal Kumar to prepare for the prestigious Asian Games in Incheon, South Korea. Saina had broken her 20month long Super Series title draught, winning the...
  • Pullela Gopichand is still my coach, says Saina Nehwal September 2, 2014

    After discussing with my coach Gopichand, I have taken the decision to go for a change, says Saina. ...
  • Saina Nehwal splits with Pullela Gopichand? September 2, 2014

    Indian badminton star Saina Nehwal is reportedly splitting with her coach Pullela Gopichand to train under Vimal Kumar for Asian Games. ...
  • Sindhu becomes first Indian to win two medals in World Championships August 29, 2014

    PV Sindhu defeated Chinese World No 2 Shixian Wang 1921, 2119, 2115 to enter semifinal as compatriot Saina Nehwal crashed out. ...
  • Shuttler PV Sindhu in World Badminton semis, assured of bronze August 29, 2014

    Copenhagen: Leading Indian shuttler PV Sindhu created history on Friday by reaching the women's singles semifinals and assuring herself of at least a bronze medal finish at the World Championships. By achieving the feat, the 19yearold Hyderabadi was in line to become the first Indian to win two medals at the...