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  • Commonwealth Games 2014: High hopes on Indian shuttlers 4 minutes ago

    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...
  • Saina Nehwal pulls out of 2014 Commonwealth Games 4 days ago

    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 5 days ago

    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 5 days ago

    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...
  • Saina Nehwal moves up a place to 7th in world rankings July 3, 2014

    New Delhi: Following her Australian Open Super Series triumph, ace India shuttler Saina Nehwal moved up a place to be in the seventh position in the latest world rankings while PV Sindhu dropped out of the top 10 after a none-too-impressive outing in the same tournament. While India's Olympic bronze...
  • Badminton: Anand Pawar bows out of Canada Open Grand Prix July 3, 2014

    Vancouver: India's campaign ended at the Canada Open Grand Prix badminton tournament as Anand Pawar crashed out of the men's singles event after going down to Kuei Chun Shih of Chinese Taipei in a keenly contested pre-quarterfinal match, here. The fourth seeded Indian fought well before losing 22-24, 21-17, 15-21 against...
  • Shuttler Anand Pawar in third round of Canada Open July 2, 2014

    Vancouver: India's Anand Pawar reached the men's singles pre-quarterfinals of the Canada Open Grand Prix tournament with a straight-game win over local shuttler Bobby Milroy. The Indian thrashed the qualifier 21-12, 21-11 yesterday to set up a clash with Chinese Taipei's Kuei Chun Shih. The fourth seed had defeated Korea's Kim...
  • Saina Nehwal beats Carolina Marin to win Australian Open Super Series title June 29, 2014

    India ace shuttler Saina Nehwal clinched the Australian Open Super Series women's single title in style with a straight-game victory over World Number 11 Carolina Marin of Spain on Sunday. The London Olympics bronze medallist staved off the challenge from Marin 21-18, 21-11 in the women's singles summit clash, which lasted...
  • Saina beats top seed Shixian to enter Australian Open Super Series final June 28, 2014

    Sydney: Ace Indian shuttler Saina Nehwal stands just a win away from clinching her second title of the year after she stunned world number two and top seed Chinese Shixian Wang in a gruelling three-game semi-final contest of the USD 750,000 Star Australian Super Series on Saturday. Sixth-seeded Saina prevailed 21-19,...
  • Saina in semis, Sindhu out of Australian Open June 27, 2014

    Sydney: While India's Olympic bronze medallist Saina Nehwal marched into the women's singles semi-finals, compatriot P.V. Sindhu had to bite the dust as her campaign came to an end in the quarter-finals of the $750,000 Australian Badminton Open Super Series here on Friday. Sixth seed Saina needed only 47 minutes in...
  • Saina, Sindhu in quarters of Australian Super Series June 26, 2014

    Sydney: Indian shuttlers Saina Nehwal and PV Sindhu entered the quarterfinals of the Australian Super Series on Thursday after posting comfortable victories in their respective women's singles second round matches here. However, India's campaign was over in both the men's singles and men's doubles events. As expected, world No. 8 Saina had...
  • Saina, Sindhu progress to second round of Australian Super Series June 25, 2014

    Sydney: Ace Indian shuttler Saina Nehwal fought her way back from a game down to win her opening round match, while compatriot PV Sindhu crushed her opponent to storm into the second round of the Australian Super Series here on Wednesday. Saina will now take on compatriot PC Thulasi, who hardly...
  • Badminton: Praneeth, Thulasi reach second round of Australia Open June 25, 2014

    Sydney: Young shuttlers B Sai Praneeth and P C Thulasi crossed the opening hurdle without breaking any sweat but it was curtains for five Indian doubles pairs in the USD 750,000 Star Australian Super Series on Wednesday. World no. 77 Praneeth brushed aside local shuttler Hoe Keat Oon 21-7, 21-11 in...
  • Saina Nehwal crashes out of Indonesia Open Super Series June 20, 2014

    Jakarta: Ace shuttler Saina Nehwal bowed out of the women's singles event of the USD 750,000 Indonesia Open Super Series after going down to China's World No. 1 Li Xuerui in the quarter-finals on Friday. Saina, seeded eighth, lost 20-22, 15-21 to the Chinese shuttler in 44 minutes. With this victory,...
  • Saina Nehwal sails into quarters at Indonesia Open, Jwala-Ashwini lose June 19, 2014

    Jakarta: Ace shuttler Saina Nehwal cruised into the women's singles quarter-finals of the USD 750,000 Indonesia Open Super Series even as India's challenge ended in the women's doubles event with the ouster of Jwala Gutta and Ashwini Ponnappa, here on Thursday. Saina, seeded eighth, had a relatively easy outing against Kirsty...
  • Saina drops to World No.9 in singles rankings June 19, 2014

    New Delhi: Olympic bronze medallist Saina Nehwal's decision to skip the Japan Open Super Series has cost her a place in the latest women's singles rankings released by the Badminton World Federation (BWF) on Thursday. The 24-year-old Saina sits at World No.9 and is only one position above compatriot PV Sindhu,...
  • Saina wins; Sindhu, Srikanth, Kashyap lose in Indonesia June 18, 2014

    Jakarta: Three-time champion Saina Nehwal started her campaign on a positive note with a straight-game demolition of Thailand's Porntip Buranaprasertsuk but it was early exit for P V Sindhu, K Srikanth and P Kashyap in the USD 750,000 BCA Indonesia Superseries Premier on Wednesday. A winner of the tournament in 2009,...
  • Ashwini-Tarun exit from Indonesian Open June 17, 2014

    Jakarta: Indian shuttlers Ashwini Ponnappa and Tarun Kona lost their mixed doubles first round clash of the Indonesian Open Super Series Premier at the Istora Gelora Bung Karno Stadium here on Tuesday. The World No.21 German pair of Peter Kaesbauer and Isabel Herttrich came from behind after losing the first game...
  • Shuttler Srikanth drops 10 places in rankings June 12, 2014

    New Delhi: Indian shuttler Kidambi Srikanth dropped a dramatic 10 places in the latest Badminton World Federation (BWF) men's singles rankings released on Thursday to be positioned at No. 23 currently. The 21-year-old Srikanth, who achieved a career high ranking of No.13 two weeks ago, suffered a first round exit in...
  • Badminton: Indian challenge at Japan Open comes to an end June 12, 2014

    Tokyo: The Indian challenge at the $250,000 Japan Open Super Series came to an early end as the shuttlers lost their respective second-round matches here Thursday. South Korean sixth seeds Kyung Eun Jung and Ha Na Kim took care of the World No. 32 pairing of Jwala Gutta and Ashwini Ponnappa...
  • Kashyap, Srikanth out of Japan Open; Tanvi grabs upset win June 11, 2014

    Tokyo: Young Tanvi Lad put up a brilliant show to stun higher-ranked Kirsty Gilmour of Scotland on a mixed opening day for India during which top shuttlers K Srikanth and Parupalli Kashyap bowed out of men's singles in the USD 250,000 Japan Open Super Series, here on Wednesday. World No 59...
  • Sindhu, Srikanth lead charge in Saina's absence at Japan Open June 9, 2014

    Tokyo: With ace shuttler Saina Nehwal taking a break after a gruelling Uber Cup campaign, the Indian challenge will be led by P V Sindhu and K Srikanth at the USD 2,50,000 Japan Open Super Series which gets underway with the qualifiers here on Tuesday. Olympic bronze-medallist Saina, who was in...
  • Shuttler Srikanth rises to World No.13 May 29, 2014

    New Delhi: India's Kidambi Srikanth rose five places to a career-best No.13 in the men's singles rankings released by the Badminton World Federation (BWF) on Thursday. Though the 21-year-old lost two matches in the recently concluded Thomas Cup, his victory over higher ranked German Marc Zwiebler gave him a solid chunk...
  • India looking for specialist foreign doubles coach: BAI May 26, 2014

    New Delhi: India's performance at the Thomas and Uber Cup finals have once again laid bare the country's doubles woes and Badminton Association of India (BAI) has decided to address the recurring issue by hiring a specialist foreign doubles coach. Indian women made history by reaching the semi-finals of the Uber...
  • Japan down Malaysia to claim maiden Thomas Cup title May 25, 2014

    Takuma Ueda prevailed in a thrilling decider as Japan claimed their maiden Thomas Cup title by edging out five-times champions Malaysia 3-2 in a pulsating final of the men's team event on Sunday. World number one Lee Chong-Wei salvaged personal pride by beating Kenichi Tago 21-12 21-16 in the first singles...
  • Lee Chong Wei, Li Xuerui win top BWF awards May 24, 2014

    New Delhi: Numero uno shuttler Lee Chong Wei of Malaysia has been rewarded for his string of wins as he won the prestigious Badminton World Federation's (BWF) Male Player of the Year award at its annual Gala Awards Dinner here. The two-time Olympic silver medallist led his team into the Thomas...
  • China clinch 13th Uber Cup title May 24, 2014

    New Delhi: World number one Li Xuerui and All England champion Shixian Wang led badminton powerhouse China to their 13th Uber cup title as they defeated five-time champions Japan 3-1 in the finals of the prestigious tournament on Saturday. Defending champions China came up with a dominating performance as Li and...
  • Indian coaches don't have freedom to groom players for doubles: Gopichand May 24, 2014

    New Delhi: India's chief badminton coach Pullela Gopichand says a lot of work needs to be done in doubles event and stressed on the importance of a tougher system in place. He rued that Indian coaches don't have the necessary freedom to groom doubles specialists in the country. "A lot of work...

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