• 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.

  • Iskandar Zulkarnain & Soo Teck Zhi through to Indonesian GPG quarters

    Malang: Both Iskandar Zulkarnain Zainuddin and Soo Teck Zhi of Malaysia were tested at the Indonesian Masters on Thursday.

    With a spot in the quarterfinals at stake, No. 12 seed Iskandar Zulkarnain Zainuddin pushed No. 8 seed R. M. V. Gurusaidutt of India and gave him a worthy fight. Iskandar got out to a huge lead with 12-3 in the third set to eventually push through No. 8 Gurusaidutt, winning 21-14, 17-21, 21-15.Hope Iskandar can finish the year strong!

    Hope Iskandar can finish the year strong!

  • P.V. Sindhu beats Minatsu Mitani to win Macau Open title

    Macau: India's P.V Sindhu put a magnificent finishing  touch to her 2015 season by beating Japanese Minatsu Mitani 21-9, 21-23, 21-14 to win her third consecutive Macau Open title on Sunday.Congratulations to P.V Sindhu, another great win!

    Congratulations to P.V Sindhu, another great win!

  • P.V. Sindhu downs Akane Yamaguchi to set up Minatsu Mitani final at Macau Open

    Macau: Two-time Macau Open defending champion P.V Sindhu's enduring brilliance and her sheer hatred of losing allowed her to withstand a stunning fightback by Akane Yamaguchi and remained undefeated at the Macau Open on Saturday.

    World No. 12 Sindhu got off to an excellent start in the first set as she took the game 21-8 in approximately 14 minutes.P.V. Sindhu to play Minatsu Mitani in the Macau Open final on Sunday. (photo: Macau Open)

    P.V. Sindhu to play Minatsu Mitani in the Macau Open final on Sunday. (photo: Macau Open)

  • Goh Soon Huat pulls past B. S Praneeth into Macau Open semis

    Macau: Malaysian men's singles shuttler Goh Soon Huat had to roll through a spirited opponent on Friday before he found a way to summon his best badminton when it mattered the most to race past India's B. Sai Praneeth down the stretch with 21-16, 21-23, 21-13 in 70 minutes.P. V Sindhu is two wins away from her first major trophy this season.

    P. V Sindhu is two wins away from her first major trophy this season.

  • Goh Soon Huat, P.V Sindhu enter quarter-finals of Macau Open

    Macau: Goh Soon Huat became Malaysia's sole representative left in the Macau Open when he defeated Wang Tzu Wei of Chinese Taipei 22-20, 22-20 in the third round of Macau Open in 47 minutes on Thursday. Goh will play No. 15 seed B. Sai Praneeth on Friday.

    The women's competition saw two-time defending champion and No. 5 seed P.V Sindhu of India defeated Indonesia's Lindaweni Fanetri 21-17 21-18 in a women's singles match that lasted 46 minutes. The world No. 12 will next take on China's Chen Yufei.Hope Goh Soon Huat could deliver good results at Macau Open.

    Hope Goh Soon Huat could deliver good results at Macau Open.

  • Nozomi Okuhara shocks off-key Li Xuerui at Hong Kong Open

    Hong Kong: World No. 10 women's singles player Nozomi Okuhara made an extraordinary run in the first round of Yonex-Sunrise Hong Kong Open on Wednesday as she pulled off a massive upset to dismiss Olympic gold medalist and last week's China Open champion Li Xuerui of China 21-19, 21-9 in 34 minutes.Nozomi Okuhara's post match interview with a journalist. (photo: EPA)

    Nozomi Okuhara's post match interview with a journalist. (photo: EPA)

  • Saina Nehwal & Wang Shixian withdraw from Hong Kong Open

    Hong Kong: World No. 2 women's singles shuttler Saina Nehwal who fell short in last week's China Open women's final against Li Xuerui, has pulled out of the USD 350,000 Hong Kong Open citing severe pain in her legs.Wish Wang Shixian a speedy recovery. (photo: AFP)

    Wish Wang Shixian a speedy recovery. (photo: AFP)

  • Chen Long, Li Xuerui win 2015 Denmark Open

    Odense: This year's Denmark Open has been marked by upsets and by dramatic swings in fortune, with top shuttlers such as Lee Chong Wei, Lin Dan, Carolina Marin, Saina Nehwal, Zhang Nan/Zhao Yunlei all crashed out early from the tournament. Nevertheless, the upset trend was partially halted in the finals when Chen Long, Li Xuerui, Lee Yong Dae/Yoo Yeon Seong went on to capture the men's singles, women's singles, and men's doubles titles respectively at the Denmark Open on Sunday.2015 has been a strong year for Chen Long with seven titles under his belt so far. (photo: AFP)

    2015 has been a strong year for Chen Long with seven titles under his belt so far. (photo: AFP)

  • P.V Sindhu beats Carolina Marin, Tommy Sugiarto survives in Denmark semis as upsets continue

    Odense: Two time world champion Carolina Marin's stunning three-set loss to 20-year-old Indian badminton ace P.V Sindhu in the women’s singles semi-finals on Saturday raised an obvious question: Was that the biggest upset in this year's Denmark Open? And what about the second-round loss by Lee Chong Wei and the quarter-final loss by Lin Dan?P.V Sindhu lay down on the court after she beats Carolina Marin in semi-finals at Denmark Open.

    P.V Sindhu lay down on the court after she beats Carolina Marin in semi-finals at Denmark Open.

  • Zhang Nan/Zhao Yunlei, Lee Chong Wei, Saina Nehwal make shock exits at Denmark Open

    Odense: Mixed doubles world champions Zhang Nan/Zhao Yunlei, former men's singles world No. 1 Lee Chong Wei, current women's singles world No. 1 Saina Nehwal, and reigning men's doubles world champions Mohammad Ahsan/Hendra Setiawan all crashed out on a day of shocks at the Denmark Open in Odense.Wei Nan and Lee Chong Wei shake hands following the second round match at Denmark Open.

    Wei Nan and Lee Chong Wei shake hands following the second round match at Denmark Open.

  • Koo Kien Keat/Tan Boon Heong coast through 1st round at Korea Open

    Seoul: World No. 55 men's doubles Koo Kien Keat/ Tan Boon Heong had it easy Wednesday afternoon in their opening match of the Korea Open.

    The former World No. 1 pair from Malaysia raced to a 21-16, 21-10 finish over world No. 19 Marcus Ellis/Chris Langridge of England in just 37 minutes in front of very small crowds at SK Handball Stadium in Seoul.Wish Koo Kien Keat/Tan Boon Heong shine like Diamonds on Thursday.

    Wish Koo Kien Keat/Tan Boon Heong shine like Diamonds on Thursday.

  • P.V. Sindhu, and Kidambi Srikanth to spearhead India's challenge at Korea Open

    Seoul: In the absence of World No.1 Saina Nehwal, two-time World Championship bronze medalist P V Sindhu, World No. 4 Kidambi Srikanth and Commonwealth Games champion Parupalli Kashyap will spearhead India's campaign at the USD 600,000 Korea Super Series starting with the qualifying on Tuesday.P.V Sindhu has the chance to step up for India in the absence of Saina Nehwal.

    P.V Sindhu has the chance to step up for India in the absence of Saina Nehwal.

  • PV Sindhu eyeing a medal at 2016 Rio Olympics

    Kolkata: Double World Championships bronze medallist PV Sindhu registered one of the biggest wins of her career when she ousted London Olympics champion Li Xuerui of China to enter the quarterfinal in this year's edition at Jakarta.

    The 20-year-old Indian's dream run, however, ended in the quarterfinals after going down to Korea's Sung Ji Hyun.PV Sindhu is the young and rising star of Indian badminton.

    PV Sindhu is the young and rising star of Indian badminton.

  • Amelia Alicia Anscelly/Soong Fie Cho, P.V Sindhu stun big names

    Jakarta: SEA Games champions Amelia Alicia Anscelly/Soong Fie Cho pulled off one of the biggest upsets in World Championships history when the Malaysian pair defeated top seeds and world number one pair Misaki Matsutomo/Ayaka Takahashi of Japan, 21-15, 12-21, 21-14 at the Istora Senayan in Jakarta on Thursday.Good luck to Amelia Alicia Anscelly/Soong Fie Cho in the quarters. (photo: Goh Thean Howe)

    Good luck to Amelia Alicia Anscelly/Soong Fie Cho in the quarters. (photo: Goh Thean Howe)

  • P V Sindhu off to winning start at World Championships

    Jakarta: Two-time bronze medallist, P V Sindhu and Kidambi Srikanth started their campaign at the world badminton championships with contrasting victories in the women’s and men’s singles competition respectively Jakarta on Tuesday. The 11th seed, Sindhu, who clinched the bronze medal in 2013 and 2014 editions, had to dig deep into her reservoir of talent to outwit Denmark’s Line Kjaersfeldt 11-21 21-17 21-16 in a 50-minute match. The World No. 13 Indian had spent most of the time this season nursing an injury and had been struggling for form.P V Sindhu is the rising star to watch out for in 2015 World Championships.

    P V Sindhu is the rising star to watch out for in 2015 World Championships.

  • Saina Nehwal, Kidambi Srikanth aim for medals at World Championship

    Jakarta: Saina Nehwal and Kidambi Srikanth will be at the forefront as a strong Indian badminton contingent look to create a flutter at the World Championships, starting in Jakarta on Monday.Saina Nehwal looks to an impressive run at BWF World Championships in Jakarta.

    Saina Nehwal looks to an impressive run at BWF World Championships in Jakarta.

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