• Parupalli Kashyap likely to miss Olympics with knee injury

    New Delhi: The world No. 17 men's singles player Parupalli Kashyap who is still battling his knee injury, has pulled out from the Malaysia Open Super Series Premier and Singapore Open Super Series.Parupalli Kashyap and his team are awaiting the doctor's final call before deciding on his knee surgery. (photo: AFP)

    Parupalli Kashyap and his team are awaiting the doctor's final call before deciding on his knee surgery. (photo: AFP)

  • Iskandar, Zulfadli, Wei Feng in Syed Modi GP 3rd round

    Lucknow: Malaysian shuttlers Iskandar Zulkarnain Zainuddin, Zulfadli Zulkiffli, Chong Wei Feng, and Goh Giap Chin made it through on day one of the main draw of Syed Modi International Badminton tournament on Wednesday.2016 could be a breakthrough for Iskandar Zulkarnain Zainuddin.

    2016 could be a breakthrough for Iskandar Zulkarnain Zainuddin.

  • 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.

  • Tommy Sugiarto beats Lee Chong Wei for Delhi Acers' first win in PBL

    New Delhi: Tommy Sugiarto showed his fighting spirit with a huge win for hosts Delhi Acers over Hyderabad Hunters’s Lee Chong Wei in the Premier Badminton League (PBL) on Thursday.Tommy Sugiarto shakes hands with Lee Chong Wei after their second men's singles match. (photo: AFP)

    Tommy Sugiarto shakes hands with Lee Chong Wei after their second men's singles match. (photo: AFP)

  • 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.

  • Financial aid to be given to 4 shuttlers at Gopichand academy

    New Delhi: As part of its Target Olympic Podium (TOP) Scheme, the Sports Ministry of India has decided to provide financial assistance to the Pullela Gopichand Badminton Academy in Hyderabad, where four shuttlers are currently training under the programme.

    The four players are Parupalli Kashyap, Kidambi Srikanth, HS Prannoy and RMV Gurusaidutt.Kidambi Srikanth (left) with coach Pullela Gopichand

    Kidambi Srikanth (left) with coach Pullela Gopichand

  • Kento Momota , Jan Jorgensen to clash in Indonesia Open final

    Jakarta: In a day full of upsets at the BCA Indonesia Open on Saturday, Indian shuttler Parupalli Kashyap who defeated world number one Chen Long in the quarterfinals on Friday, lost 21-12 17-21 19-21 in a draining battle to eighth seed Kento Momota which lasted an hour and 11 minutes. The last time Kashyap and Momota played each other was two years ago, and the Japanese had emerged triumphant in their previous encounter as well.Jan Jorgensen on course to defend Indonesia Open crown.

    Jan Jorgensen on course to defend Indonesia Open crown.

  • Parupalli Kashyap stuns Chen Long to enter Indonesia Open semis, Saina Nehwal ousted

    Jakarta: Ace Indian shuttler Parupalli Kashyap rallied to shock world No. 1 Chen Long, continuing his giant-killing spree to enter the men's singles semifinals of the Indonesia Open Super Series badminton tournament on Friday.Chen Long was sent packing by Parupalli Kashyap in the quarters of Indonesia Open.

    Chen Long was sent packing by Parupalli Kashyap in the quarters of Indonesia Open.

  • Saina Nehwal seeded No.2 for Australian Open Super Series

    Sydney: Indian shuttler and defending champion Saina Nehwal is returning to Sydney to defend her Australian Open title where she clinched last year's women's singles crown by defeating Spaniard Carolina Marin. Saina has been seeded No. 2 in the women's singles event to be played at Sydney from May 26 to 31, 2015.Saina Nehwal faces huge challenge in defending her Australian Open title

    Saina Nehwal faces huge challenge in defending her Australian Open title

  • Saina Nehwal, Kidambi Srikanth advance at India Open

    New Delhi: Saina Nehwal, Kidambi Srikanth and P Kashyap reached the second round while young Sameer Verma created the biggest upset of the day by stunning World No. 9 Hans-Kristian Vittinghus at the USD 275,000 Yonex Sunrise India Super Series badminton tournament on Wednesday.Saina Nehwal could become the new No.1 women’s singles player in badminton by end of this week (photo: Saina Nehwal's twitter)

    Saina Nehwal could become the new No.1 women’s singles player in badminton by end of this week (photo: Saina Nehwal's twitter)

  • Cash reward for Saina Nehwal, Parupalli Kashyap, Kidambi Srikanth

    New Delhi: Badminton Association of India (BAI) president Akhilesh Das Gupta on Tuesday announced a cash award of Rs. 5 lakh each to World No. 2 Saina Nehwal and Commonwealth Games champion P Kashyap for their impressive performance on the international stage.Saina Nehwal has become the biggest threat to the Chinese women's singles team

    Saina Nehwal has become the biggest threat to the Chinese women's singles team

  • BAI considers legal action against Saina Nehwal, P. Kashyap

    Vijayawada: The 79th Indian Senior National badminton championships, which started on 29 January and will end on 5 February, has been a bit of a dampener, as top Indian shuttlers such as Saina Nehwal, Parupalli Kashyap, Ajay Jayaram, P.V Sindhu, Jwala Gutta and Ashwini Ponnappa have decided to skip the competition.P. Kashyap, Saina Nehwal (right) may be sued by BAI

    P. Kashyap, Saina Nehwal (right) may be sued by BAI

  • Amelia Alicia Anscelly/Soong Fie Cho, Saina Nehwal win India Masters

    Lucknow: In an action-packed final day of Syed Modi India Masters, 27-year-old  Amelia Alicia Anscelly and 26-year-old Soong Fie Cho of Malaysia upset compatriot top seeds Vivian Hoo/Woon Khe Wei 22-20, 21-15 to win their first title since the 2013,2014 Iran International Challenge.

    "We've played together for 3 years, and this is the biggest title we've won so far. We hope we can keep playing well to qualify for the 2016 Olympics," said Amelia.Vivian Hoo (yellow shirt, left) / Woon Khe Wei on the podium with Soong Fie Cho (black shirt, left) - Amelia Alicia Anscelly

    Vivian Hoo (yellow shirt, left) / Woon Khe Wei on the podium with Soong Fie Cho (black shirt, left) - Amelia Alicia Anscelly

  • Chong Wei Feng fizzles out, Peng Soon/Pei Jing march on

    Kuala Lumpur: Malaysian shuttler Chong Wei Feng sustained a hamstring injury at India Masters on Friday when the score was tied at 8-8 in the second set against top seed Kidambi Srikanth of India. Wei Feng won the first set at 21-17, lost in second set 12-21 while playing through the injury, before he gave Srikanth a walkover in the third set. Kidambi Srikanth will play H. S. Prannoy in the semi-final while Parupalli Kashyap will cross sword with Denmark player Viktor Axelsen in another men's singles semis.Wish Lai Pei Jing (left) and Chan Peng Soon good luck at India Masters

    Wish Lai Pei Jing (left) and Chan Peng Soon good luck at India Masters

  • Saina Nehwal, PV Sindhu, K. Srikanth lead Indian badminton to new heights

    New Delhi: 2014 is a great year for Indian badminton. Indian shuttlers clinched eight individual titles and also broke new grounds in team championships, making India a dominant force at the badminton world.Saina Nehwal, K Srikanth win China Open titles

    Saina Nehwal, K Srikanth win China Open titles

  • Parupalli Kashyap loses to Chen Long in the semis

    Odense: Leading Indian shuttler Parupalli Kashyap fought valiantly but went down to reigning World Champion Chen Long of China in the men's singles semi-final of the $600,000 Denmark Open Super Series Premier being played at Odense Saturday.Chen Long plays Son Wan-ho in the Denmark open final

    Chen Long plays Son Wan-ho in the Denmark open final

  • Denmark Open: P. Kashyap beats Jorgensen to play Chen Long in semis

    Odense: Denmark's top men's singles Jan Jorgensen lost his quarter-final to Parupalli Kashyap on Friday.

    Having won four of their previous five meetings, Jorgensen would have been confident going into the quarter-final clash against Kashyap in Odense. However, Jorgensen seemed a little rusty and often make unforced errors, allowing unheralded Kashyap to progress 21-19 21-15 in 42 minutes. Kashyap will face Chen Long of China in the semi-final. Chen managed to swept past Frenchman Brice Leverdez 21-9 21-7 in 37 minutes.Parupalli Kashyap upsets Jan Jorgensen in the quarter final of Denmark Open

    Parupalli Kashyap upsets Jan Jorgensen in the quarter final of Denmark Open

  • P. Kashyap, P.V. Sindhu rewarded with cars

    Hyderabad: Parupalli Kashyap and P.V. Sindhu were rewarded brand new Ford Ecosport cars on Friday for their recent Commonwealth Games and World Championship achievements.Parupalli Kashyap (left) and P. V. Sindhu standing infront of a Ford Ecosport car.

    Parupalli Kashyap (left) and P. V. Sindhu standing infront of a Ford Ecosport car.

  • World Champs Day 1: Lee Chong Wei, other Malaysian win

    Copenhagen: There wasn't much drama for Malaysian shuttlers at the opening day of the World Championships in Copenhagen.

    World number one Lee Chong Wei began his quest for the World Championships title with a dominant performance in the first round. It was his first tournament in two months, after losing to Kenichi Tago of Japan 16-21, 21-15, 16-21 at the semi-final of Indonesia Open last June. Lee Chong Wei got off to a good start at World Championships, Copenhagen

    Lee Chong Wei got off to a good start at World Championships, Copenhagen


  • Royal welcome for Kashyap, Sindhu, Guru

    Hyderabad: The Indian heroes returned home to a rousing welcome on Tuesday. Fresh from their respective Glasgow conquests, Parupalli Kashyap, P V Sindhu and R M V Gurusaidutt were accorded a welcome befitting their Commonwealth Games accomplishments. Kashyap, Sindhu and Guru touch down to rousing welcome

    Kashyap, Sindhu and Guru touch down to rousing welcome


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