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15-Apr-2018 Gold Coast (Australia)

Saina Nehwal wins women's singles title

Indian star Saina Nehwal defeated compatriot P.V. Sindhu by straight games to win the women's singles title in the badminton competition at the 21st Commonwealth Games (CWG) here on Sunday.Saina displayed some superb form to clinch a 21-18, 23-21 victory in...

12-Apr-2018 Gold Coast (Australia)

Indians in badminton quarters

India's star singles shuttlers P.V. Sindhu, Saina Nehwal, Kidambi Srikanth and H.S. Prannoy entered the quarter-finals, while Satwik Rankireddy, Ashwini Ponnappa and N.Sikki Reddy also enjoyed a successful day as they reached the last-eight stages in both the...

10-Apr-2018 Gold Coast (Australia)

Badminton and table tennis teams got the rare gold

The excellent television coverage of the Gold Coast Commonwealth Games has put even the highly popular Indian Premier League in shade. The Indian angle was so beautifully covered that most events were seen live unlike in the past. That is because Sony has...

04-Apr-2018 Gold Coast (Australia)

P. V. Sindhu leads Indian contingent at Commonwealth Games

Star shuttler P.V Sindhu led the Indian contingent at a glittering opening ceremony which launched the 21st edition of the Commonwealth Games here on Wednesday.The Rio Olympics silver medallist carried the tri-colour at the head of the Indian contingent,...

03-Apr-2018 Gold Coast

Pressure of expectations not so hard to deal, asserts P.V. Sindhu

Indian badminton ace P.V. Sindhu, one of country's brightest gold medal prospects at the Commonwealth Games, is not new to handling pressure. The top-ranked women's singles badminton player at Gold Coast, says she is not bogged down by pressure of expectations.World...

20-Mar-2018 New Delhi

Surprised at being conferred Padma Shri : Kidambi Shrikanth

Noted badminton player Kidambi Shrikanth on Tuesday said that he was surprised when he got a call from the government about his selection for the Padma Shri."I am really happy and excited at getting the Padma Shri this evening. In fact, I was surprised when...

17-Mar-2018 Birmingham

P.V. Sindhu loses in All England semis

India's star shuttler P.V. Sindhu lost to Japanese second seed Akane Yamaguchi in the semi-finals of the All England Open BWF World Tour Super 1000 here on Saturday.The Rio Olympic Games silver medallist lost 21-19, 19-21, 18-21 in an hour and 19 minutes to...

04-Feb-2018 New Delhi

P. V. Sindhu loses to Beiwen Zhang in India Open final

Star Indian shuttler P.V. Sindhu fell to fifth seeded Beiwen Zhang from the US in the women's singles final of the $350,000 India Open BWF World Tour Super 500 here on Sunday.The defending champion and top seed lost 18-21, 21-11, 20-22 in an hour and nine...

28-Jan-2018 Melbourne

Australian Open: Rohan Bopanna,Timea Babos lose mixed doubles final

Indian star Rohan Bopanna and his Hungarian partner Timea Babos went down fighting to Gabriela Dabrowski and Mate Pavic in the final of the mixed doubles at the Australian Open tennis tournament here on Sunday.The fifth seeded Indo-Hungarian combination lost...

27-Jan-2018 Jakarta

Saina Nehwal enters Indonesia Masters final, Satwik-Chirag bow out

Star Indian shuttler Saina Nehwal stormed into the final, while the men's doubles pair of Satwiksairaj Rankireddy and Chirag Shetty bowed out of the $350,000 Indonesia Masters World Tour Super 500 in the semi-final here on Saturday.Saina, the 2012 Olympic...

26-Jan-2018 Jakarta

Saina Nehwal beats P. V. Sindhu to reach Indonesia Masters semis

Veteran Indian shuttler Saina Nehwal got the better of compatriot P.V. Sindhu in straight games to enter the semi-finals of $350,000 Indonesia Masters World Tour Super 500 here on Friday.Saina, the 2012 Olympic bronze medallist, moved past 2016 Olympic runner-up...

10-Jan-2018 Hyderabad

Delhi beat NE Warriors in PBL

Delhi Dashers jumped to the third spot of the Vodafone Premier Badminton League (PBL) as they defeated North Eastern Warriors 4-1 at the Gachibowli Stadium here on Wednesday.Delhi won three matches, including the Trump tie, to garner four points and swell...

06-Jan-2018 Chennai

Chennai beat Ahmedabad 2-1 in PBL

Chennai Smashers rode P.V. Sindhu's brilliance to pip Ahmedabad Smash Masters 2-1 in a Premier Badminton League (PBL) clash at the Jawaharlal Nehru Indoor Stadium here on Saturday.Ahmedabad took a 1-0 lead as the men's doubles pair of Lee Chun Hei Reginald and...

03-Jan-2018 Lucknow

Delhi smash Chennai in PBL-3

Defending champions Chennai Smashers went down to Delhi Dashers after being forced to concede the last match of the tie due to an ankle injury to Gabrielle Adcock mid-way into the first game in the Premier Badminton League (PBL) at the BBD UPBA here on Wednesday.The...

30-Dec-2017

Badminton stars give cricketers a run for their money

Year-end media reviews are invariably about cricket, more cricket and lots of cricket. In the last few years Indias champion badminton stars have done excellently to stay in public eye. They have even put the cricketers in the shade.Cueist Pankaj Advani, winning...

30-Dec-2017 New Delhi

A watershed year for Indian badminton (2017 in Retrospect)

Indian badminton in 2017 continued to move northwards, dishing out one stunning performance after another, especially with the men's shuttlers earning respect on the global stage.While P.V. Sindhu extended her status as India's leading shuttler, the likes of...

28-Dec-2017 New Delhi

Carolina Marin keen to regain World No.1 rank in 2018

Four Superseries finals with one win could sum up Spanish badminton star Carolina Marin's form in 2017 which she conceded wasn't the best for her and hoped -- with an eye on regaining the top spot in the world rankings -- that the coming year will fetch her...

27-Dec-2017 New Delhi

Shuttler Ashwini backs BWF's 2018 schedule

Indian doubles star Ashwini Ponnappa on Wednesday backed the Badminton World Federation's (BWF) decision to make it mandatory for top shuttlers to play at least 12 tournaments in a revamped schedule for 2018.Ashwini's comments came a week after many singles...

27-Dec-2017 New Delhi

Shuttler Ashwini backs BWF's 2018 schedule

Indian doubles star Ashwini Ponnappa on Wednesday backed the Badminton World Federation's (BWF) decision to make it mandatory for top shuttlers to play at least 12 tournaments in a revamped schedule for 2018.Ashwini's comments came a week after many singles...

26-Dec-2017 New Delhi

P.V. Sindhu questions timing of BWF's new service rule change

Rio Olympics silver medallist P.V. Sindhu on Tuesday questioned the timing of the experimental service rule change in badminton which is set to be tried at the prestigious All England Championships, being held during March in London.According to the new...

20-Dec-2017 New Delhi

Saina Nehwal, Carolina Marin hit out at cramped BWF calendar

Spanish badminton star Carolina Marin is on the same page with India's Saina Nehwal, who on Wednesday hit out at the cramped schedule of the Badminton World Federation.Addressing reporters at the launch of the third edition of the Premier Badminton League (PBL),...

19-Dec-2017 New Delhi

Abhinav Bindra, Pullela Gopichand launch ELMS Foundation

Olympic gold medallist Abhinav Bindra and former All-England Open champion Pullela Gopichand will be the leading lights for ELMS Foundation, an initiative that aims to create a modern eco-system to promote sports in the country.Bindra and Gopichand were unveiled...

17-Dec-2017 Dubai

Superseries Finals : P. V. Sindhu loses to Yamaguchi in final

Indian star shuttler P.V. Sindhu lost to Japan's Akane Yamaguchi in the women's singles final of the season-ending BWF World Superseries Finals here on Sunday.Rio Olympics silver medallist Sindhu lost a hard-fought battle 21-15, 12-21, 19-21 in an hour and...

17-Dec-2017 Dubai

Superseries Finals : P.V. Sindhu loses to Yamaguchi in final

Indian star shuttler P.V. Sindhu lost to Japan's Akane Yamaguchi in the women's singles final of the season-ending BWF World Superseries Finals here on Sunday.Rio Olympics silver medallist Sindhu lost a hard-fought battle 21-15, 12-21, 19-21 in an hour and...

05-Dec-2017 Guwahati

India win South Asian badminton title

India lived up to their tag of favourites, walloping Nepal 3-0 to win the first ever South Asian Regional Badminton Tournament (team championship) here on Tuesday.India who came into the final without losing a single match continued their good run with Aryaman...

30-Nov-2017 New Delhi

Chinese shuttlers are scared of us now : Kidambi Srikanth

Ace shuttler Kidambi Srikanth, who won four Super Series titles this year, feels the strong Chinese shuttlers are scared of the Indian contingent now after a string of good performances against them.On the back of reaching four Superseries finals and bagging...

26-Nov-2017 Hong Kong

P.V. Sindhu loses to Tai in Hong Kong Open final

Indian premier shuttler P.V. Sindhu lost to top seed Tai Tzu Ying of Chinese Taipei in a repeat of 2016 edition final of the Hong Kong Open Superseries here on Sunday.World No.1 Tai played a compact and complete game to earn a 21-18, 21-18 triumph to pocket...

23-Nov-2017 Hong Kong

P. V. Sindhu advances, Saina bows out of Hong Kong Open

Indian shuttler P.V. Sindhu advanced while Saina Nehwal and H.S Prannoy bowed out of the Hong Kong Open Superseries on Thursday.Sindhu defeated Aya Ohori of Japan 21-14, 21-17 in 39 minutes to enter the third round. Right from the start, Sindhu looked lethal...

23-Nov-2017 Hong Kong

P. V. Sindhu advances, Prannoy bows out of Hong Kong Open

Indian shuttler P.V. Sindhu advanced while H.S Prannoy bowed out of the Hong Kong Open Superseries on Thursday.Sindhu defeated Aya Ohori of Japan 21-14, 21-17 in 39 minutes to enter the third round. Right from the start, Sindhu looked lethal and played aggressively...

22-Nov-2017 Hong Kong

P.V. Sindhu, Saina Nehwal,H.S. Prannoy advance at Hong Kong Open

Indian shuttlers P.V. Sindhu, Saina Nehwal and H.S. Prannoy advanced to the second round while Parupalli Kashyap and the women's doubles pair of Ashwini Ponnappa and N. Sikki Reddy fell in the opening round of the Hong Kong Open Superseries on Wednesday.While...

16-Nov-2017 Fuzhou (China)

P.V. Sindhu advances, Saina Nehwal, H.S. Prannoy bow out of China Open

Star Indian shuttler P.V. Sindhu advanced while Saina Nehwal and H.S. Prannoy bowed out of the China Open World Superseries Premier here on Thursday.Sindhu outplayed Han Yue of China 21-15, 21-13 in 40 minutes to enter the third round.Right from the word...

08-Nov-2017 Nagpur

H.S. Prannoy, Saina Nehwal lift Senior National titles

Hyderabad's H.S. Prannoy defeated Kidambi Srikanth while Saina Nehwal edged past P.V. Sindhu in the Senior National Badminton Championships finals to clinch the respective titles here on Wednesday.In a gruelling three-game marathon final, Prannoy beat the Guntur...

04-Nov-2017 New Delhi

Shuttler P.V. Sindhu says mistreated by IndiGo staff

Rio Olympics silver medallist shuttler P.V. Sindhu on Saturday slammed private carrier IndiGo, saying a staffer "behaved very badly and rudely" with her when she boarded a Hyderabad-Mumbai flight.Sindhu took to Twitter, describing the incident as "a very...

29-Oct-2017 PARIS

Shuttler Srikanth wins French Open title

 Star Indian shuttler Kidambi Srikanth defeated Japan's Kenta Nishimoto in straight games to win the men's singles title at the French Open Superseries here on Sunday.Srikanth dominated from the start to carve out a 21-14, 21-13 win in 34 minutes. Sunday's...

28-Oct-2017 PaRIS

Shuttler Srikanth enters final, Sindhu bows out of French Open

Indian shuttler Kidambi Srikanth bounced back to win 14-21, 21-19, 21-18 in a three-setter against H.S Prannoy and enter the men's singles final but P.V. Sindhu crashed out of the women's singles at the $325,000 French Open Superseries here on Saturday.Srikanth...

27-Oct-2017 PARIS

Shuttlers Prannoy, Sindhu reach French Open semis

India's H.S. Prannoy entered the semi-finals of theA $325,000 French Open Superseries after defeating South Korea's Jeon Hyeok Jin 21-16, 21, 16 in the men's singles quarter-finals here on Friday.Earlier, Rio Olympics silver medallist P.V. also stormed into...

22-Oct-2017 Odense (Denmark)

Shuttler Kidambi Srikanth wins Denmark Open title

Indian shuttler Kidambi Srikanth clinched his third Superseries title of the season as he crushed South Korean Lee Hyun II to win the men's singles title of the Denmark Open here on Sunday.Eighth seed Srikanth cantered to a 21-10, 21-5 win in just 25 minutes...

18-Oct-2017 Odense (Denmark)

Saina Nehwal, Srikanth, Prannoy advance at Denmark Open

Indian shuttlers Saina Nehwal, Kidambi Srikanth and H.S. Prannoy entered the second round, while B. Sai Praneeth and Satwiksairaj Rankireddy were eliminated in the opening round of the Denmark Open World Superseries Premier here on Wednesday.Hyderabadi Saina,...

28-Sep-2017 Mumbai

Amitabh Bachchan 's extraordinary meeting' with P.V. Sindhu on KBC

India's star shuttler P.V. Sindhu will be seen on the hot seat of popular game show "Kaun Banega Crorepati" (KBC). Megastar Amitabh Bachchan says he had an extraordinary meeting with her.Amitabh, who called it "an honour and a moment of great pride" to be in...

22-Sep-2017 Tokyo

Pranaav-Sikki reach semis; Srikanth, Prannoy lose in Japan Open

India's mixed doubles pair of Pranaav Jerry Chopra and N. Sikki Reddy reached the semi-finals, while the men's singles shuttlers Kidambi Srikanth and H.S. Prannoy fell in the quarter-finals of the $325,000 Japan Open Superseries here on Friday.Pranaav-Sikki...

17-Sep-2017 Seoul

P.V. Sindhu wins Korea Open title

Indian star shuttler P.V. Sindhu overcame reigning world champion Nozomi Okuhara of Japan 22-20, 11-21, 21-18 in the women's singles final of the Korea Open Superseries here on Sunday.The Rio Olympic silver medallist Sindhu won in an hour and 24 minutes at...

05-Sep-2017 New Delhi

Rio Olympics was my biggest life lesson: P.V. Sindhu

Indian badminton star P.V. Sindhu, the story of whose performance will find its way to the silver screen with a biopic, says the 2016 Rio Olympics was her biggest life lesson, following which she explored her capabilities further with the help of her coach...

04-Sep-2017 New Delhi

P.V. Sindhu turns producer for digital film

Indian badminton star P.V. Sindhu has turned producer for a digital film paying ode to her coach Pullela Gopichand for his relentless pursuit of excellence.For Teacher's Day which falls on Tuesday, the Olympics silver medalist has tied up with sports drink...

31-Aug-2017 New Delhi

Sindhu, Saina, Srikanth felicitated by Sports Minister

India's star shuttlers Pusarla Venkata Sindhu, Saina Nehwal and Kidambi Srikanth were felicitated by Sports Minister Vijay Goel on Thursday for their fine show at the recently concluded Badminton World Championship held at Glasgow.Sindhu settled for silver after...

31-Aug-2017 New Delhi

India has immense talent, a second Sindhu possible: P.V. Sindhu

Impressed by Badminton Association of India (BAI) President Himanta Biswa Sarma's initiative to create a pool of players for the 2018 Commonwealth Games and Asian Games, star shuttler Pusarla Venkata Sindhu said the country has immense talent and the day is not...

29-Aug-2017 Hyderabad

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

Fought hard but it wasn't just my day, said Indian shuttler P.V. Sindhu on her loss to Japan's Nozomi Okuhara in the epic final of the World Badminton Championships at Glasgow on Sunday.The silver medallist said she felt upset after the defeat but enjoyed the...

27-Aug-2017 Glasgow

P.V. Sindhu loses women's singles final at Badminton Worlds

Olympic 2016 silver medallist P.V. Sindhu failed to bring India the elusive gold medal from the World Badminton Championships edged out by Japanese seventh seed Nozomi Okuhara in a pulsating women's singles final here on Sunday.Fourth seed Sindhu lost 19-21,...

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