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Maha boxer Alifya wins gold at Montenegro

By Navneet SinghNew Delhi, Feb 20 (IANS) Maharashtra's Alifya Pathan could follow a six-day training schedule during the lockdown at home, said her father...

Adriatic Pear boxing: Hard-working Alfiya wins first gold for India

By Navneet SinghNew Delhi, Feb 20 (IANS) Even during the Covid-enforced lockdown last year, Maharashtra's leading boxer Alfiya Pathan followed a six-day training...

Extension of Olympic qualification period good for players: Gopichand

By Rohit MundayurNew Delhi, Feb 19 (IANS) Extension of the Olympic qualification period for badminton can only be good for Indian players as...

Badminton Olympic qualification period extended till June 15

New Delhi, Feb 19 (IANS) The Badminton World Federation (BWF) on Friday announced that it has extended the Olympic qualification period till June...

Sindhu moves out of Gopichand Academy, to train at Gachibowli

PV Sindhu will be training at the Gachibowli Stadium, after moving out of Pullela Gopichand Academy, to prepare for psychological firepower with her opponents

Rankireddy-Ashwini enter top 20 of mixed doubles world rankings (Lead)

New Delhi, Feb 2 (IANS) Satwiksairaj Rankireddy and Ashwini Ponnappa on Tuesday broke into the top 20 of the mixed doubles badminton rankings for...

Ashwini-Sairaj break into Top 20 in mixed doubles rankings

Bangkok, Feb 2 (IANS) The mixed doubles Indian duo of Satwiksairaj Rankireddy and Ashwini Ponnappa have entered the top 20 in the latest...

Two-time Olympian Dipankar Bhattacharjee to undergo brain surgery

New Delhi, Feb 1 (IANS) Two-time Olympian shuttler Dipankar Bhattacharjee has been diagnosed with brain tumour and will be undergoing surgery in Mumbai...

Indian domestic badminton tourneys to resume in April

New Delhi, Jan 30 (IANS) The domestic badminton circuit is set to begin from April with a revamped structure owing to COVID-19 pandemic,...

Badminton World Tour Finals: Tai Tzu Ying to face Carolina in final

Bangkok, Jan 30 (IANS) Chinese Taipei world No.1 Tai Tzu Ying will face Spanish Olympic champion Carolina Marin in the women's singles final...

World Tour Finals: Consolation win for Sindhu, Srikanth loses (Lead)

Bangkok, Jan 29 (IANS) Reigning badminton world champion P.V. Sindhu ended her campaign at the BWF World Tour Finals with a consolation win...

World Tour Finals: Sindhu, Srikanth lose opening matches (Lead)

Bangkok, Jan 27 (IANS) Reigning world badminton champion P.V. Sindhu on Wednesday went down fighting to world No.1 Tai Tzu Ying of Chinese...

Padma Shri for six sportspersons, legendary coach OM Nambiar (Lead)

New Delhi, Jan 25 (IANS) The Indian Union government on Monday named six sportspersons and retired coach O.M. Nambiar for the prestigious Padma Shri...

Carolina Marin, Viktor Axelson win singles titles at Thailand Open

Bangkok, Jan 24 (IANS) Reigning Olympic badminton champion Carolina Marin and Denmark's Viktor Axelsen on Sunday came out with dominant performances to win the...

Saina going through toughest phase of her career: U Vimal Kumar

By Rohit MundayurNew Delhi, Jan 23 (IANS) Former world No.1 Saina Nehwal is going through the toughest phase of her career and needs to...

Sudheer Babu shows quirky use of hammer in the gym

Telugu actor Sudheer Babu seems to have hit upon a quirky workout formula for a solid body, involving a hammer!

Shuttlers Srikanth, Covid+ Praneeth in 10-day quarantine in Bangkok

New Delhi, Jan 21 (IANS) Badminton World Championship bronze medallist Sai Praneeth and former world No.1 Kidambi Srikanth, roommates for the ongoing Thailand Open...

Thailand Open: Sindhu through to quarter-final (3rd lead)

Bangkok, Jan 21 (IANS) Reigning badminton world champion PV Sindhu on Thursday entered the quarter-final of the Toyota Thailand Open Super 1000 tournament with...

Thailand Open: Satwiksairaj-Ashwini enter mixed doubles' quarters (Lead)

Bangkok, Jan 21 (IANS) The Indian pair of Satwiksairaj Rankireddy and Ashwini Ponnappa on Thursday secured their berth into the quarter-finals of the mixed...

Sameer Verma eases into Thailand Open quarters

Bangkok, Jan 21 (IANS) Indian shuttler Sameer Verma continued his stellar run at the Thailand Open as he on Thursday he eased past Denmark's...

Thailand Open: Prannoy battles chest, shoulder pain to stun Christie

Bangkok, Jan 20 (IANS) India's HS Prannoy battled pain in his ribs and a potential dislocation on his left shoulder to stun Indonesia's world...

Thailand Open: Praneeth tests Covid-19 positive, Srikanth withdraws

Bangkok, Jan 20 (IANS) Indian shuttler B. Sai Praneeth has been withdrawn from the Thailand Open after testing positive for the Coronavirus, the Badminton...

Thailand Open: Sindhu, Srikanth through to 2nd round, Saina out (2nd ld)

Bangkok, Jan 19 (IANS) PV Sindhu and Kidambi Srikanth on Tuesday led India's charge at the Toyota Thailand Open Super 1000 tournament while Saina...

Sindhu, Srikanth ease into 2nd round of Thailand Open (Lead)

Bangkok, Jan 19 (IANS) Ace Indian men's shuttler Kidambi Srikanth on Tuesday continued Indian badminton's winning momentum at the Toyota Thailand Open as he...

PV Sindhu eases into second round of Thailand Open

Bangkok, Jan 19 (IANS) World champion PV Sindhu on Tuesday cruised into the second round of the Toyota Thailand Open after registering a comfortable...

B-Town sports drama in 2021: Not just about cricket

Mumbai, Jan 18 (IANS) The Ranveer Singh-starrer 83, based on India's first-ever cricket World Cup victory in 1983, is being billed as one of...

Thailand Open: Marin, Axelsen win singles titles

Bangkok, Jan 17 (IANS) Spanish Olympic champion Carolina Marin and Denmark's Viktor Axelsen won the women's and men's singles titles, respectively, at the Thailand...

PV Sindhu: I have learnt a lot more from my losses

By Sugandha RawalNew Delhi, Jan 17 (IANS) World badminton champion PV Sindhu was disappointed when the Tokyo Olympics were postponed last year, but she...

Thailand Open badminton: Axelsen, Marin through to finals

Bangkok, Jan 16 (IANS) Danish fourth seed Viktor Axelsen will face Hong Kong's seventh seed Angus Ng Ka Long in the men's singles final...

Momota resumes training after testing Covid positive

Tokyo, Jan 16 (IANS) Kento Momota, the world's top-ranked men's singles badminton player, has resumed training 10 days after testing positive for COVID-19.Japan's state...

Six Indians in top-10 of BWF world junior rankings

New Delhi, Jan 15 (IANS) Indian shuttlers Varun Kapur and Samiya Imad Farooqui, along with four other Indians, have attained top-10 spots in the...

Thailand Open: Satwik-Chirag bow out of men's doubles

Bangkok, Jan 14 (IANS) The star Indian badminton pair of Satwiksairaj Rankireddy and Chirag Shetty crashed out of the men's doubles event in the...

Thailand Open: Saina cruises into second round (2nd ld)

Bangkok, Jan 13 (IANS) Olympic bronze medallist Saina Nehwal and Commonwealth Games gold medal winner Kidambi Srikanth cruised into the second round of the...

Thailand Open: Srikanth in 2nd round, Kashyap retires (Ld)

Bangkok, Jan 13 (IANS) India's Kidambi Srikanth eased into the second round of the Thailand Open with a 21-12, 21-11 win over compatriot Sourabh...

Doctor tended to Srikanth shortly after he reported bleeding: BWF

Bangkok, Jan 13 (IANS) A doctor from the Covid-19 testing team set up for the ongoing Thailand Open attended to India's Kidambi Srikanth shortly...