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06-Jul-2017 Mumbai

PV Sindhu Wins Sportsperson of the Year 2017

India's renowned sports media brand, Sports Illustrated (SI) India Magazine concluded the sixth edition of 'Maruti Suzuki Sportsperson of the Year' Charity Gala Awards on 6th July, 2017 at ITC Grand Central, Parel, Mumbai.India’s renowned sports media brand,...

02-Jul-2017

Kidambi Srikanth & Co can make 2017 India's badminton year

Prime Minister Narendra Modi in his Mann Ki Baat last Sunday made a special mention of shuttler Kidambi Srikanth winning the Indonesian Open Superseries title and congratulated him, saying he has made India proud.Soon after Modi's speech, Srikanth went on...

02-Jul-2017 New Delhi

My best yet to come : Kidambi Srikanth

He has created history by becoming the first Indian shuttler to enter the finals of three successive Superseries events but Kidambi Srikanth says his best is yet to come."I am really playing well. I am very confident and this is the best I ever played so...

29-Jun-2017 New Delhi

Shuttler Kidambi Srikanth back in top 10 of BWF rankings

Consecutive victories in the Indonesia Open and Australian Open Superseries have lifted India's Kidambi Srikanth three spots to the eighth place in men's singles, according to the latest Badminton World Federation (BWF) rankings released on Thursday.Srikanth, who...

23-Jun-2017 Sydney

Shuttler Srikanth in Australia Open semis; Sindhu, Saina crash out

Indian shuttler Kidambi Srikanth entered the men's singles semi-finals while the star duo of P.V. Sindhu and Saina Nehwal crashed out of the women's singles quarter-finals at the $750,000 Australia Open Superseries badminton tournament here on Friday.Continuing...

18-Jun-2017 Jakarta

Ruthless Kidambi Srikanth whips Sakai to win Indonesian Open

Indian shuttler Kidambi Srikanth was at his ruthless best as he defeated Japanese Sakai Kazumasa in straight games and clinch the men's singles title at the Indonesian Open Superseries Premier here on Sunday.Srikanth made short work of Sakai 21-11, 21-19 in...

04-Jun-2017 Bangkok

Shuttler B. Sai Praneeth clinches title at Thailand Open

Third seeded Indian shuttler B. Sai Praneeth defeated Indonesian fourth seed Jonatan Christie in the final to capture the men's singles title in the $1,20,000 Thailand Open Grand Prix badminton championships here on Sunday.Praneeth lost the first game 17-21...

02-Jun-2017 Bangkok

Shuttlers Saina Nehwal, B. Sai Praneeth reach Thailand Open semis

Indian shuttlers Saina Nehwal and B. Sai Praneeth stormed into the semi-finals of the $1,20,000 Thailand Open Grand Prix badminton tournament with contrasting wins in the women's and men's singles quarter-finals, respectively, here on Friday.London Olympics...

04-May-2017 Hyderabad

Telangana allots residential plot to P.V. Sindhu

The Telangana government allotted a 1,000 square-yard plot to badminton star and 2016 Rio Olympics silver medallist P.V. Sindhu here on Thursday.Chief Minister K. Chandrasekhar Rao handed over the order of allotment of land to the two-time World Championships...

01-May-2017 Mumbai

P.V. Sindhu hopes her biopic inspires millions

Actor-producer Sonu Sood is set to make a biopic on P.V. Sindhu, and the ace shuttler hopes that it inspires millions to follow their dreams."Looking forward to the biopic to be made by Sonu Sood and team. Hope it inspires millions to follow their dreams," Sindhu tweeted...

21-Apr-2017 Hyderabad

Singapore win turning point for my career : Sai Praneeth

B. Sai Praneeth, the latest among Indian shuttlers to make their mark in the international arena by winning his maiden Super Series title, believes that this could be a turning point for his career.He won the Singapore Open on Sunday by defeating Kadambi...

20-Apr-2017 Hyderabad

Good performance will automatically improve ranking : P.V. Sindhu

India's star shuttler P.V. Sindhu is focusing on coming championships and aims to give her best to achieve her ultimate goal -- becoming World No. 1.After winning the Indian Open Superseries early this month, she was almost there, with a career-best ranking...

14-Apr-2017 Singapore

Srikanth, Praneeth move into semis, Sindhu loses at Singapore Open

Indian men's singles shuttlers Kidambi Srikanth and B. Sai Praneeth advanced to the semi-finals, while P.V. Sindhu and the mixed doubles pair of B. Sumeeth Reddy and Ashwini Ponnappa lost in the quarter-finals of the $350,000 Singapore Open Superseries here...

02-Apr-2017 New Delhi

P. V. Sindhu conquers Marin to bag maiden India Open title

India's Olympic 2016 silver medallist P.V. Sindhu overcame her Rio Games conqueror Carolina Marin of Spain in straight games to win her maiden India Open Superseries badminton title at a packed Siri Fort Sports Complex here on Sunday.The match-up between Sindhu...

01-Apr-2017 New Delhi

P.V. Sindhu enters India Open final

India's Olympic silver medallist P.V. Sindhu overcame South Korean second seed Sung ji Hyun on Saturday to set up a pulsating title showdown against Spanish top seed Carolina Marin in the India Open World Superseries badminton championships here.The Indian third...

30-Mar-2017 New Delhi

Shuttlers Saina Nehwal, P.V. Sindhu march into Indian Open quarters

Saina Nehwal and P.V. Sindhu sailed into the quarter-finals of the India Open World Superseries badminton championships, while men's singles shuttler Sameer Verma continued his rise even as Kidambi Srikanth exited the competition here on Thursday.Saina posted...

27-Mar-2017 Gurugram

The China Wall is already broken, says shuttler P.V. Sindhu

The failure of Chinese players in the Rio Olympics has changed the dynamics in women's badminton and Rio Olympics silver medallist P.V. Sindhu on Monday said it is not only the Indians but also the Spanish, Korean and Malaysian players who have now started...

10-Mar-2017 Birmingham (England)

Shuttlers Saina, P.V. Sindhu lose in All England quarters

India's campaign at the All England Open Badminton Championships came to an end as women's singles shuttlers P.V. Sindhu and Saina Nehwal suffered defeats in the quarter-finals here on Friday.Sixth seed Sindhu could not muster a challenge against Chinese Taipei's...

09-Mar-2017 Birmingham (England)

Shuttler P.V. Sindhu eases into All England quarters

P.V. Sindhu tamed Indonesian Dinar Dyah Ayustine in a 21-12, 21-4 victory to move into the quarter-finals of the All England Open Badminton Championships here on Thursday.The 2016 Olympic silver medallist was hardly troubled by World No.39 Ayustine, who came...

08-Mar-2017 Birmingham (England)

Shuttlers P.V. Sindhu , Prannoy advance in All England

Saina Nehwal, P.V. Sindhu and H.S. Prannoy advanced to the second round of the All England Open Badminton Championships which began at the Barclaycard Arena here on Wednesday.Meanwhile, Kidambi Srikanth, Ajay Jayaram and the men's doubles pair of Manu Attri...

26-Jan-2017 Melbourne

Australia should explore spin troika to win in India : Michael Hussey

Former Test batsman Michael Hussey has urged Australia's selectors not to dismiss the option of employing three specialist spinners to win in India.Australia are set to play four Tests in India starting February 23. They last won a Test in India in the 2000-01,...

20-Jan-2017 New Delhi

I feel stronger, better and lighter on court : Saina Nehwal

London Olympics bronze medallist shuttler Saina Nehwal on Friday said she now feels "stronger, better and lighter" on the court post her successful return from a knee surgery after the 2016 Rio Olympics.Saina was one of India's top contenders for a podium finish...

19-Jan-2017 Sibu (Malaysia)

Saina Nehwal, Ajay Jayaram advance at Malaysia Masters

Indian shuttlers Saina Nehwal and Ajay Jayaram advanced in the Malaysia Masters Grand Prix Gold here on Thursday.Top seed Saina defeated Hanna Ramadini of Indonesia 21-17, 21-12 in 42 minutes while Sixth seed Jayaram edged past Chinese Taipei's Hsueh Hsuan...

16-Dec-2016 Dubai

Superseries Finals : P.V. Sindhu conquers Carolina to enter semis

Olympic 2016 silver medallist shuttler P.V. Sindhu vanquished her Rio tormentor Carolina Marin of Spain in Group B to sail into the semi-finals of the BWF Superseries Finals here on Friday.World No.10 Sindhu moved past World No.2 and reigning world champion...

14-Dec-2016 Dubai

P.V. Sindhu beats Yamaguchi in Superseries Finals opener

Indian star shuttler P.V. Sindhu opened her BWF Superseries Finals campaign with a fighting win against Akane Yamaguchi of Japan here on Wednesday.In the opening match of the Group B, 2016 Rio Olympic Games silver medallist Sindhu lost the first game 12-21...

27-Nov-2016 Hong Kong

It wasn't my day: P.V. Sindhu

India's top-ranked women's shuttler P.V. Sindhu was pleased with her performance at the Hong Kong Open despite losing in the final and insisted it was just not her day.Sindhu lost to Tai Tzu Ying of Chinese Taipei 15-21, 17-21 in the final here on Sunday."It...

26-Nov-2016 Hong Kong

Shuttlers Sindhu, Verma enter Hong Kong Open finals

India's star shuttler P.V. Sindhu and Sameer Verma entered the finals of the men's and women's categories respectively at the Hong Kong Open here on Saturday.Sindhu outplayed local girl Ngan Yi Cheung 21-14, 21-16 in her semi-final clash while Verma edged past...

25-Nov-2016 Kowloon (Hong Kong)

Saina Nehwal bows out, P. V. Sindhu in semis of Hong Kong Open

Star Indian women shuttlers witnessed mixed fortunes with Saina Nehwal bowing out and P.V. Sindhu advancing to the semi-finals of the Hong Kong Open here on Friday.Saina lost her quarter-final match to local girl Ngan Yi Cheung while Sindhu defeated Xiaoyu...

20-Nov-2016 Fuzhou (China)

P.V. Sindhu wins China Open, bags maiden Superseries Premier title

Olympic silver medallist P.V. Sindhu battled past Chinese Sun Yu to win her first BWF Superseries Premier title at the China Open badminton tournament here on Sunday.The Indian seventh seed won the first game 21-11 but lost the next 17-21 before registering...

20-Nov-2016 Fuzhou (China)

P.V. Sindhu wins China Open final

Olympic silver medallist P.V. Sindhu battled past Chinese Sun Yu to win the women's singles title of the China Superseries Premier badminton tournament here on Sunday.The Indian seventh seed won the first game 21-11 but lost the next 17-21 before registering...

19-Nov-2016 Fuzhou (China)

P.V. Sindhu enters China Open final

Olympic silver medallist P.V. Sindhu edged past Sung ji Hyun of South Korea to advance to the final of the China Superseries Premier badminton tournament here on Saturday.The Indian seventh seed lost the first game 11-21 but fought back to snatch the next two...

18-Nov-2016 Fuzhou (China)

P.V. Sindhu in semis, Jayaram loses in China Open

Olympic silver medallist P.V. Sindhu advanced to the semi-finals, while Ajay Jayaram exited in the last eight stage of the China Superseries Premier badminton tournament here on Friday.Seventh seed Sindhu moved past Chinese He Bingjiao 22-20, 21-10 in 39 minutes....

17-Nov-2016 Fuzhou (China)

Shuttler Sindhu in China Open quarters

Olympic silver medallist P.V. Sindhu edged past Beiwen Zhang of the US to advance to the quarter-finals of the China Super Series Premier badminton tournament here on Thursday.In a contest which lasted around one hour, Sindhu defeated Zhang 18-21, 22-20, 21-17...

16-Nov-2016 Fuzhou (China)

China Open: Sindhu wins on mixed day for Indian shuttlers

Olympic medallist P.V. Sindhu won her opening match while Saina Nehwal crashed out in the first round of the women's singles category on a mixed day for Indians at the China Open badminton tournament at the Haixia Olympic Sport Center here on Wednesday.Sindhu...

10-Nov-2016 Bhopal

'Surgical strikes' needed in sports, too : Shivraj Singh Chouhan

Launching a scathing attack on the practice of politicians controlling various sports organisations in the country, Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan on Thursday said 'surgical strikes' are needed in sports as well to purge these organisations...

02-Nov-2016 New Delhi

May be its the end of my career : Saina Nehwal

London Olympics bronze medallist shuttler Saina Nehwal, who is recuperating from a knee surgery feels her career may face an abrupt end.The 26-year-old, who is now eyeing the China Open Super Series, from November 15, said she is working harder to improve her...

04-Sep-2016 New York

Serena Williams reaches last 16 of US Open

World No.1 Serena Williams of the United States defeated Johanna Larsson of Sweden 6-2, 6-1 in the US Open third round here on Saturday, one step closer to winning the women's singles title for the seventh time at Flushing Meadows."It was a really good match...

29-Aug-2016 New Delhi

Each match at Rio was a challenge: P.V. Sindhu

Rio Olympics silver medallist P.V. Sindhu on Monday said every match at the recently-concluded Games was a challenge for her.World No.10 Sindhu, who was conferred the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna award -- the country's highest sporting honour -- by President...

28-Aug-2016 Hyderabad

Sachin Tendulkar presents BMWs to India's Olympic medallists, stars

India's Rio Olympics medallists P.V. Sindhu and Sakshi Malik, gymnast Dipa Karmakar who missed a medal by a whisker and badminton coach Pullela Gopichand on Sunday received BMW cars for their achievements.Cricketing legend and India's goodwill ambassador at...

27-Aug-2016 Hyderabad

Sindhu offers prayers at Mahankali temple in Hyderabad

Rio Olympics silver medalist P. V. Sindhu on Saturday offered thanksgiving prayers at Mahankali temple in the old city of Hyderabad.Clad in 'half saree' and carrying 'bonam' (offering) on her head, the star shuttler visited Mahankali temple at Lal Darwaza...

25-Aug-2016 New Delhi

Saina Nehwal drops to 9th spot, Sindhu remains 10th-ranked shuttler

India's Saina Nehwal on Thursday dropped four points to be ninth, while compatriot P.V. Sindhu remained in the 10th spot in the Badminton World Federation (BWF) rankings despite getting a silver in the women's singles competition at the recently-concluded Olympics.In...

23-Aug-2016 Vijayawada

Sindhu, Gopi get rousing reception in Vijayawada

For a second consecutive day on Tuesday, star shuttler P.V. Sindhu and her coach Pullela Gopichand basked in the glory of the silver medal she clinched in the women's singles category at Rio Olympics.A day after the Telangana government felicitated them...

23-Aug-2016 Vijayawada

Chandrababu Naidu plays badminton with P. V. Sindhu

Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N. Chandrababu Naidu on Tuesday picked up a badminton racquet to play with Olympic silver medallist P. V. Sindhu.Naidu played for a few moments with the star shuttler on the dais of a function organised by the state government...

22-Aug-2016 Hyderabad

Telangana Governor felicitates P.V. Sindhu, Pullela Gopichand

Telangana and Andhra Pradesh Governor E.S.L. Narasimhan on Monday felicitated Olympic silver medallist P.V. Sindhu and her coach Pullela Gopichand.Sindhu and Gopichand, who returned from Rio to a rousing reception, drove to Raj Bhavan and met the Governor and...

22-Aug-2016 Hyderabad

P.V. Sindhu belongs to India, says Pullela Gopichand

She belongs to India, said badminton coach Pullela Gopichand on the ongoing row over Olympic silver medalist P.V. Sindhu's nativity.He made the comment at a news conference when Sindhu was asked about the efforts by some people from both Telangana and Andhra...

22-Aug-2016 Hyderabad

We've seen glimpses of what P.V. Sindhu is capable of: Pullela Gopichand

India's chief badminton coach Pullela Gopichand on Monday said the world has seen only glimpses of what Olympic silver medalist P.V. Sindhu is capable of.He feels that Sindhu is still far away from complete transformation."I still believe we have seen only glimpses...

22-Aug-2016 Mumbai

BEST welcome ride for 'Silvern' shuttler P.V. Sindhu

Rio 2016 Olympic Silver medalist P.V. Sindhu will be received at home in Hyderabad later on Monday morning by a decked up, open deck double-decker bus of Mumbai's BEST, an official said here.The BEST, which runs the public bus services for Mumbai, Thane...

22-Aug-2016 New Delhi

Cash awards pour in for P.V. Sindhu

Cash awards have been pouring in for star shuttler P.V. Sindhu, who clinched a silver medal in the women's singles category at the Rio Olympics.The 21-year-old has received cash prize of more than Rs 13 crore so far, including Rs 5 crore from the Telengana...

22-Aug-2016 Hyderabad/Tripura

Rio stars Sindhu, Dipa get rousing reception on homecoming

Rio silver medallist shuttler P.V. Sindhu and Dipa Karmakar, the first Indian woman to take part in an Olympic gymnastics final, were accorded rousing receptions at their hometowns on Monday on return from the Olympics.Hundreds of fans, officials, sports...

22-Aug-2016 Hyderabad

I believed in myself, did not think of medal: P.V. Sindhu

Rio Olympics silver medalist P.V. Sindhu, who returned home Monday to a rousing reception, said she believed in herself and did not think of medals.The star shuttler who created history by becoming the first Indian woman to claim silver medal at the Olympics,...

20-Aug-2016 Hyderabad

Telangana announces Rs.5 crore award for P.V. Sindhu

Telangana Chief Minister K. Chandrasekhar Rao on Saturday announced a cash award of Rs.5 crore for Rio Olympics silver medallist badminton star P.V. Sindhu.He also announced a 1,000 square yard house site in Hyderabad and a government job for Sindhu.Rao also declared...

19-Aug-2016 Rio de Janeiro

Coach Gopichand savours India's success in badminton

Indian badminton chief coach Pullela Gopichand on Friday said that he was proud of the fact that under his tutelage the country has won two consecutive medals in Olympics.Saina Nehwal won a bronze in London Olympics in 2012 and P.V. Sindhu bettered the colour...

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