• P.V Sindhu gets Prime Minister Narendra Modi's sendoff

    New Delhi: India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi met the Indian athletes who will represent the country at the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil on Monday.P.V Sindhu and Kidambi Srikanth get autograph from Prime Minister Narendra Modi. (photo: business-standard)

    P.V Sindhu and Kidambi Srikanth get autograph from Prime Minister Narendra Modi. (photo: business-standard)

  • China to face South Korea in Uber Cup final

    Kunshan: The London Olympic champion Li Xuerui shook off a shaky second set, as she bounced back to earn a hard-fought three-gamer against India's Saina Nehwal in the Uber Cup semi-finals on Friday.Wang Shixian of China celebrates her victory against Pusarla V Sindhu of India in the Uber Cup semi-final. (photo:AFP)

    Wang Shixian of China celebrates her victory against Pusarla V Sindhu of India in the Uber Cup semi-final. (photo:AFP)

  • India send Saina Nehwal, PV Sindhu, Kidambi Srikanth & four others to Olympics

    New Delhi: Although the 2016 Rio Olympics qualification is based on the Badminton World Federation (BWF) rankings that will be released on May 5, seven Indian shuttlers have confirmed to qualify for the Olympics after the recently concluded Badminton Asia Championship (BAC).Wish Saina Nehwal every success in Rio. (photo: GettyImages)

    Wish Saina Nehwal every success in Rio. (photo: GettyImages)

  • Lee Chong Wei, Lin Dan & Chen Long are top guns to watch at Badminton Asia Championships

    Wuhan: Badminton Asia Championships (BAC) begins on Tuesday, and the badminton fans in China are starting to get hyped up for badminton's big three to clash in Wuhan.Lee Chong Wei partners Zhang Yawen (the 2009 women's doubles world champion) in an exhibition match.

    Lee Chong Wei partners Zhang Yawen (the 2009 women's doubles world champion) in an exhibition match.

  • Tai Tzu Ying stuns Li Xuerui in Malaysia 2nd round

    Kuala Lumpur: The 2012 Olympic champion and second seed Li Xuerui was expected to saunter into the Malaysia Open quarter-finals on Thursday when she faced unseeded Tai Tzu Ying of Taiwan, a player she had beaten in their previous 10 encounters.Tai Tzu Ying celebrates after defeated Li Xuerui in the second round of Malaysia Open. (photo: GettyImages)

    Tai Tzu Ying celebrates after defeated Li Xuerui in the second round of Malaysia Open. (photo: GettyImages)

  • Saina Nehwal to play Li Xuerui in India Open semis

    New Delhi: World No. 6 and defending champion Saina Nehwal survived an 83 minutes battle to advance to the semi-finals of India Open on Friday.

    The battle between Saina Nehwal and Sung Ji Hyun was never a letup in the tension. Starting when Nehwal was forced repeatedly to coming from behind before fighting tooth and nail to outlast No. 5 seed South Korean Sung Ji Hyun 19-21, 21-14, 21-19 in a match that witnessed long rallies and a lot of unforced errors.It was a combination of joy and relief for Saina Nehwal after she beat Sung Ji Hyun at the 2016 India Open badminton tournament in New Delhi. (photo: AFP/Prakash Singh)

    It was a combination of joy and relief for Saina Nehwal after she beat Sung Ji Hyun at the 2016 India Open badminton tournament in New Delhi. (photo: AFP/Prakash Singh)

  • Saina Nehwal, P.V Sindhu roll on a day of upset at India Open

    New Delhi: Despite the shock exits of Lee Chong Wei, Lin Dan and Jan Jorgensen at India Open, both Indian women's singles shuttlers No. 2 seed Saina Nehwal and P.V Sindhu clinched their spots in the quarter-finals of the $300,000 Yonex Sunrise India Open Superseries on Thursday.P.V Sindhu pumps her fist during her India Open second round against Busanan Ongbumrungphan. (photo: BAI)

    P.V Sindhu pumps her fist during her India Open second round against Busanan Ongbumrungphan. (photo: BAI)

  • Lee Chong Wei, Lin Dan reach India Open 2nd round

    New Delhi: Predictably, top seeded men's singles player Lee Chong Wei who is eyeing for his fourth India Open title after emerging triumphant in 2011, 2013 and 2014, beat his overmatched Japanese opponent Kazumasa Sakai 21-11, 21-17 to reach the second round of India Open on Wednesday. Lee Chong Wei will play face Wei Nan of Hong Kong next. Wei Nan will be a tough nut to crack as Lee lost to the Hong Kong player in the second round of Denmark Open last year.Lee Chong Wei aiming to bounce back from his All England shock at India Open. (photo: GettyImages)

    Lee Chong Wei aiming to bounce back from his All England shock at India Open. (photo: GettyImages)

  • South Asian Games: Ruthvika Shivani shocks P.V Sindhu to win gold

    Mumbai: Wednesday was yet another great day for Indian shuttlers when they dominated the badminton finals at the 12th edition of the South Asian Games, eventually ending with seven gold and five silver medals.Ruthvika Shivani falls to his knees in celebration after her women's singles final victory over P.V Sindhu.(photo: PTI)

    Ruthvika Shivani falls to his knees in celebration after her women's singles final victory over P.V Sindhu.(photo: PTI)

  • India sweeps badminton golds at South Asian Games

    Mumbai: The Indian men and women's teams romped into the finals of South Asian Games badminton team events at the 12th South Asian Games on Monday and walked away with gold medals in both events with a 3-0 victory against Sri Lanka.India clinched gold medal in men's team event at the South Asian Games. (photo: SAF)

    India clinched gold medal in men's team event at the South Asian Games. (photo: SAF)

  • Lee Chong Wei wins 5th Malaysia Masters title in front of hometown fans

    Georgetown: Malaysian badminton superstar Lee Chong Wei who has won the Malaysia Masters title four times - 2009, 2010, 2011 and 2012, hit a forceful smash to capture his fifth Malaysia Masters title on Sunday.Lee Chong Wei at the trophy presentation with Iskandar Zulkarnain Zainuddin after the 2016 Malaysia Masters men's singles final. (photo: Bernama)

    Lee Chong Wei at the trophy presentation with Iskandar Zulkarnain Zainuddin after the 2016 Malaysia Masters men's singles final. (photo: Bernama)

  • Lee Chong Wei to play Iskandar Zulkarnain in Malaysia Masters final

    Georgetown: Former world number one and top seed Lee Chong Wei eased past Tommy Sugiarto of Indonesia in straight sets 21-19, 21-15 en route to the Malaysia Masters finals on Saturday. The victory also saw Lee extended his career winning streak against Sugiarto to 14-0.No matter who wins, it's surely encouraging to see Lee Chong Wei plays Iskandar Zulkarnain in the finals.

    No matter who wins, it's surely encouraging to see Lee Chong Wei plays Iskandar Zulkarnain in the finals.

  • Lee Chong Wei, Iskandar Zulkarnain in Malaysia Masters semis

    Georgetown: Badminton Superstar Lee Chong Wei enjoyed a relatively easy passage into the semi-finals of the Malaysia Masters Grand Prix Gold after defeating 10th seeded Ajay Jayaram of India, 21-16, 21-16 in 35 minutes at the SPICE Arena on Friday.

    "Ajay caught me off-guard few times today, fortunately I was able to recoup the advantage to win the match," said Lee.Iskandar Zulkarnain Zainuddin in unstoppable form as he beats Angus Ng Ka Long of Hong Kong in straight sets. (photo: Bernama)

    Iskandar Zulkarnain Zainuddin in unstoppable form as he beats Angus Ng Ka Long of Hong Kong in straight sets. (photo: Bernama)

  • Carolina Marin pulls out but Saina Nehwal begins new season at Syed Modi Grand Prix Gold

    New Delhi: World No. 1 Carolina Marin of Spain who was the runner-up at last year's Syed Modi Grand Prix Gold, have decided to pull out of the Grand Prix Gold tournament.Saina Nehwal (left) and Carolina Marin make a great rivalry in women's singles.

    Saina Nehwal (left) and Carolina Marin make a great rivalry in women's singles.

  • Koo Kien Keat/Tan Boon Heong, Tommy Sugiarto lift Delhi Acers to PBL final

    Bengaluru: Koo Kien Keat/Tan Boon Heong, Ajay Jayaram and Tommy Sugiarto gave Delhi Acers a 4-3 win over the Chennai Smashers on Thursday to become the first team to advance to the Premier Badminton League final.Tommy Sugiarto falling to his knees after winning match point on Thursday. (photo: PTI)

    Tommy Sugiarto falling to his knees after winning match point on Thursday. (photo: PTI)

  • Mumbai Rockets maul Hyderabad Hunters 4-1 in Premier Badminton League

    Hyderabad: Mumbai Rockets won their last three matches to score a come from behind victory against hosts Hyderabad Hunters 4-1 in the Premier Badminton League (PBL) at the Gachibowli Indoor Stadium on Monday.

    The Hunters who were playing without former World No. 1 Lee Chong Wei, got off to a good start with a closely fought women's singles contest where Supanida Katethong of Hyderabad defeated Liu Zi Die 13-15, 15-14, 15-14 to give the hosts a 1-0 lead.Both Carsten Mogensen and Markis Kido are key players for Hyderabad Hunters.

    Both Carsten Mogensen and Markis Kido are key players for Hyderabad Hunters.

  • Lee Chong Wei beats Sony Dwi Kuncoro but Hyderabad Hunters still lose

    Hyderabad: The Hyderabad Hunters woes continued on Sunday, as the team lost its third-straight tie of the season, falling 3-4 to Chennai Smashers spearheaded by P.V Sindhu in the Premier Badminton League (PBL) at the Gachibowli Indoor Stadium in Hyderabad.Lee Chong Wei and his Hyderabad Hunters teammates.

    Lee Chong Wei and his Hyderabad Hunters teammates.

  • Premier Badminton League's 15-point format makes the game even more challenging

    New Delhi: With the Premier Badminton League (PBL) all set to kick-off on January 2nd, the 16-day long extravaganza will witness the introduction of Trump Match, a rule which will prove to be the game-changer for PBL, taking the excitement to a new level each day. Trump Match aims at testing each team’s as well as the player’s ability to thrive under pressure, ensuring that they use the Trump match for their benefit in going up the points table.PV Sindhu is looking forward to a new Premier Badminton League season.(photo: AFP)

    PV Sindhu is looking forward to a new Premier Badminton League season.(photo: AFP)

  • Saina Nehwal & Lee Chong Wei​ fetch USD 100,000 at India's Premier Badminton League auction

    New Delhi: Top stars Saina Nehwal and Lee Chong Wei were the costliest buys, fetching a whopping USD 100,000, while Indian shuttlers P V Sindhu and Kidambi Srikanth were bought for USD 95,000 and USD 80,000 respectively at the rechristened Premier badminton League (PBL) players' auction here on Monday.Lee Chong Wei was making USD 135k in the 2013 edition, and now $USD 100k?

    Lee Chong Wei was making USD 135k in the 2013 edition, and now $USD 100k?

  • Iskandar Zulkarnain Zainuddin and P.V Sindhu exit Indonesian Masters

    Malang: Iskandar Zulkarnain Zainuddin won a hard fought 3-set victory yesterday, but he couldn’t pull off another escape on Friday where the 24-year-old from Malaysia unable to play with his usual rhythm, went down in straight sets 13-21, 18-21 to Indonesian Wisnu Yuli Prasetyo.P.V Sindhu must be very tired after Macau Open.

    P.V Sindhu must be very tired after Macau Open.

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