• Kidambi Srikanth to skip Thomas Cup

    New Delhi: World No. 12 Indian shuttler Kidambi Srikanth has decided to skip the Thomas Cup that will kick off on May 15 in Wuhan China, in order to keep himself fully fit and prepared for the 2016 Rio Olympics.Kidambi Srikanth has had a very moderate season so far. (photo: GettyImages)

    Kidambi Srikanth has had a very moderate season so far. (photo: GettyImages)

  • 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 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)

  • Lee Chong Wei, Kidambi Srikanth pull out of Swiss Open

    Basel: After suffering early exit at the All England championships last Wednesday, World No. 2 men's singles player Lee Chong Wei has withdrawn from this week's Swiss Open in Basel slated to kick off on Tuesday, citing fitness problem.Now is actually good time for Lee Chong Wei to take a rest and come back stronger in upcoming tournaments.

    Now is actually good time for Lee Chong Wei to take a rest and come back stronger in upcoming tournaments.

  • Goh V Shem/Tan Wee Kiong stun Chai Biao/Hong Wei to enter German Open quarters

    Mulheim: Unseeded Malaysians Goh V Shem/Tan Wee Kiong were pushed to the brink of elimination after they trailed 16-20 in the decider against second seeds Chai Biao/Hong Wei.Goh V Shem/Tan Wee Kiong will gain more confidence after their tough win against Chai Biao/Hong Wei on Thursday.

    Goh V Shem/Tan Wee Kiong will gain more confidence after their tough win against Chai Biao/Hong Wei on Thursday.

  • Indonesia beats India 3-1 in Badminton Asia Team Championships Semis

    Hyderabad: Despite losing in the first men's singles match, Indonesia did just enough to halt India men's winning run at Badminton Asia Team Championships (BATC) after a 3-1 semi-final victory on Saturday.Mohammad Ahsan/Hendra Setiawan bring stability and strength to Indonesia's Badminton Asia Team Championships campaigns.

    Mohammad Ahsan/Hendra Setiawan bring stability and strength to Indonesia's Badminton Asia Team Championships campaigns.

  • India men's team upsets China to reach BATC quarterfinals

    Hyderabad: India completed a 3-2 win over China in the men's category of the Badminton Asia Team Championships (BATC) at the Gachibowli Indoor Stadium in Hyderabad on Thursday.Kidambi Srikanth and his teammates have formed a formidable India men's badminton team.

    Kidambi Srikanth and his teammates have formed a formidable India men's badminton team.

  • 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)

  • Goh V Shem/Tan Wee Kiong, Kidambi Srikanth enter Syed Modi final

    Lucknow: Unseeded Malaysian men's pair Goh V Shem/Tan Wee Kiong stayed on course for their first title in 2016 after pulling off the biggest upset in the semi-finals of Syed Modi International Badminton Championship by beating top seeds and world number four pair, Mathias Boe/Carsten Mogensen of Denmark 21-16, 21-18 on Saturday.Goh V Shem/Tan Wee Kiong able to beat any men's pair if they show great stability in their games.

    Goh V Shem/Tan Wee Kiong able to beat any men's pair if they show great stability in their games.

  • Goh V Shem/Tan Wee Kiong in Syed Modi semis

    Lucknow: Riding the momentum from an impressive second round win against No. 4 seeds Ko Sung Hyun/Shin Baek Cheol Thursday, Malaysia's top men's doubles pair Goh V Shem/Tan Wee Kiong picked up another convincing win over the No. 6 seeds Vladimir Ivanov/Ivan Sozonov of Russia Friday afternoon , prevailing with 21-16, 21-15 in 33 minutes.Goh V Shem/Tan Wee Kiong face tough task against Mathias Boe/Carsten Mogensen in Syed Modi semis.

    Goh V Shem/Tan Wee Kiong face tough task against Mathias Boe/Carsten Mogensen in Syed Modi semis.

  • Lee Chong Wei vows to return to World No. 1 before Rio

    Kuala Lumpur: After winning his Malaysia Masters title last week, Lee Chong Wei advanced 3 spots to World No. 2 in the latest Badminton World Federation (BWF) rankings released on Thursday.Lee Chong Wei is an official brand ambassador for XOX mobile. (photo: Bernama)

    Lee Chong Wei is an official brand ambassador for XOX mobile. (photo: Bernama)

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Koo Kien Keat/Tan Boon Heong, Rajiv Ouseph lift Delhi Acers over Bengaluru Topguns

    New Delhi: Hosts Delhi Acers notched up their second consecutive victory in two days as they registered a 5-2 win over Bengaluru Topguns at the Siri Fort Stadium on Friday.Ashwini Ponnappa and Lim Khim Wah are key mixed doubles players for Bengaluru Topguns. (photo: PTI)

    Ashwini Ponnappa and Lim Khim Wah are key mixed doubles players for Bengaluru Topguns. (photo: PTI)

  • Saina Nehwal leads Awadhe Warriors past Bengaluru Top Guns 4-1 in Premier Badminton League

    Lucknow: Thai player Tanongsak S of Awadhe Warriors had to bring his A-game after his team fell behind early, before Saina Nehwal led the Warriors to come back from behind to win the tie 4-1 against Bengaluru Top Guns in their Premier Badminton League (PBL) clash on Wednesday.Saina Nehwal plays an important role in Awadhe Warriors' victory on Wednesday. (photo: AFP)

    Saina Nehwal plays an important role in Awadhe Warriors' victory on Wednesday. (photo: AFP)

  • India Premier Badminton League: Lee Chong Wei falls in upset loss to Kidambi Srikanth

    Kuala Lumpur: Former World No. 1 Lee Chong Wei who represented the Hyderabad Hunters lost to World No. 9 Kidambi Srikanth 12-15, 15-6 and 7-15 after making his debut in India's Premier Badminton League.India Premier Badminton League's "Trump Match" rule could be confusing. (photo: PBL)

    India Premier Badminton League's "Trump Match" rule could be confusing. (photo: PBL)

  • BWF Superseries Finals: Saina Nehwal beats Carolina Marin, Chen Long advances

    Dubai: After her loss to Nozomi Okuhara yesterday, World No. 2 Saina Nehwal picked up a win she desperately needed when she outclassed the World No. 1 in an enthralling contest on Thursday.Chen Long is flying high in Dubai. (photo: BWF)

    Chen Long is flying high in Dubai. (photo: BWF)

  • Chen Long, Carolina Marin cruise in BWF Destination Dubai World Superseries Finals openers

    Dubai: First day in the BWF Destination Dubai World Superseries Finals at the Hamdan Sports Complex served up couple of surprises, as some of tournament favorites were defeated on Wednesday.Carolina Marin is going strong at Dubai World Superseries Finals. (photo: GettyImages)

    Carolina Marin is going strong at Dubai World Superseries Finals. (photo: GettyImages)

  • 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?

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