Past Masters of Indian Badminton: Prakash Padukone – humble champion who changed the face of sport forever
In this final act of Past Masters of Indian Badminton series, Shirish Nadkarni looks back at the life and career of the man who transformed the sport in India - Prakash Padukone.
India's national badminton coach Pullela Gopichand says 'athlete-centric' funding model doesn't benefit sport
Gopichand made the assertion while addressing a special online session organised by the Sports Authority of India for its newly-appointed Assistant Directors
Coronavirus pandemic: India's chief badminton coach Pullela Gopichand says Tokyo Olympics should be postponed
The call to defer the Olympics, scheduled to be held in Tokyo from 24 July to 9 August, is growing after most of the major sporting events were either cancelled or postponed due to the deadly outbreak
PV Sindhu's hopes of breaking a seven-month title drought came crashing down as the Indian lost in straight games to Akane Yamaguchi in the finals of Indonesia Open BWF Tour Super 1000 tournament.
India Open 2019: Chinese top seeds Chen Yufei, Shi Yuqi pull out of tournament to leave PV Sindhu as firm favourite
Chen recently broke a five-year title draught for China at the All England Championship and Shi Yuqi is the defending champion, but the Chinese shuttler won't be playing in India.
India's Sai Praneeth says Senior Nationals will aid preparation for next month's All England Championships
Praneeth, who is currently ranked 26th, said he will need a bit of luck and series consistent performances to earn him a ticket to the Olympics.
PV Sindhu wants to clinch gold at World Championships in August after winning silver twice in last two editions
Indian ace PV Sindhu exuded confidence of striking gold at the World championship in August after settling for the silver medal twice in the last two editions.
World Badminton Championships 2018: PV Sindhu beats Akane Yamaguchi to set up final clash with Carolina Marin
World number three Sindhu, who had finished runners-up at the Glasgow edition last year after losing to another Japanese Nozomi Okuhara in an epic summit showdown, notched up a superb 21-16 24-22 win over world number two Yamaguchi in a 55-minute hard-fought match.
Wimbledon 2018: Kevin Anderson defeats Philipp Kohlschreiber to enter last-16, keep African hopes in event alive
South African eighth seed Kevin Anderson reached the Wimbledon last 16 for the fourth time with a straight-sets win over experienced German Philipp Kohlschreiber on Friday.
Malaysia Open 2018: India's PV Sindhu, Kidambi Srikanth advance to quarterfinals; Sania Nehwal bows out
Olympic and world championship silver medallist Sindhu brushed aside the challenge of Malaysia's Ying Ying Lee 21-8 21-14 to set up a clash with Olympic champion and former world no 1 Carolina Marin. The 22-year-old Indian has a 5-6 head-to-head record against the Spaniard.
PV Sindhu brushes off criticism regarding losses in summit clashes, says reaching finals is itself a big thing
Sindhu said, "Before I used to lose in the quarter-finals, semi-finals but now I am reaching the finals, so I am going a step ahead.
HS Prannoy is not worried about familiar foes such as three-time Olympic silver medallist Lee Chong Wei, and says it is the surprise element of the unheralded shutters, who could pose a bigger threat
All England Open 2018: HS Prannoy's campaign ends in agony as he narrowly loses to Huang Yuxiang in quarters
Locked 20-20 in the third set, HS Prannoy went for a smash with his opponent down on the floor but all he could do is send the shuttle to the net, a moment which will perhaps haunt him for sometime.
The quarter-final clash lived up to its billing as Sindhu and Okuhara strained every sinew to dish out yet another nail-biting contest at the Arena Birmingham.
All England Open 2018: PV Sindhu, Kidambi Srikanth prevail in tough 1st round battles; Saina Nehwal bows out
Star shuttlers PV Sindhu and Kidambi Srikanth prevailed in tough first-round battles but Saina Nehwal exited from the prestigious All England Championship after suffering a straight-game defeat against World No. 1 and defending champion Tai Tzu-Ying, in Birmingham on Wednesday.
All England Open 2018: Saina Nehwal bows out in first round after straight-game loss to Tai Tzu Ying
Star Indian shuttler Saina Nehwal on Wednesday made a first-round exit from the All England Championship after a straight-game defeat against World No. 1 and defending champion Tai Tzu-Ying, in Birmingham.
Sameer Verma said, ""I just want to stay fit, take care of my body, that is my target. I don't want to think about anything else. I know if I am 100 per cent, performance will come and my ranking will also improve."
All England Open 2018: Saina Nehwal up against nemesis Tai Tzu Ying, PV Sindhu faces lighter test in first round
Nehwal, who had reached the final at the 2015 All England Championship, and lost to the Taiwanese World No 1 Tai at the Indonesia Open last month, will get a chance to avenge her loss and better her dismal head-to-head record.
Kidambi Srikanth says he prefers the 21-point system; feels new service rule will affect taller players more
Srikanth emphasised, "I personally haven't tried the 11- point format. The 21-point (format) is working well for me and I prefer it to be the same way."
Pullela Gopichand believes PV Sindhu's losses against high-level players cannot be termed as failures
Gopichand said, "Some may argue that second is not good enough but I am more positive. I am happy with Sindhu's result. I cannot think of it as a failure even by 1 percent."