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Won't play unless I'm 100 percent fit and had adequate training, says B Sai Praneeth
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Won't play unless I'm 100 percent fit and had adequate training, says B Sai Praneeth

Sai Praneeth, a 2017 Singapore Open champion, will take on Olympic champion Viktor Axelsen in his opening game at the All England Championships this week.

Tokyo Olympics 2020: PV Sindhu fights past Japan's Akane Yamaguchi to enter semi-finals
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Tokyo Olympics 2020: PV Sindhu fights past Japan's Akane Yamaguchi to enter semi-finals

The 26-year-old Indian, who won a silver in the 2016 Rio Olympics, defended brilliantly and rode on her attack to outclass the fourth seeded Yamaguchi 21-13 22-20 in a 56-minute quarterfinal clash at the Musashino Forest Plaza here.

Highlights, All England Open semi-finals, PV Sindhu vs Pornpawee Chochuwong: Chochuwong eases past Sindhu 21-17, 21-9
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Highlights, All England Open semi-finals, PV Sindhu vs Pornpawee Chochuwong: Chochuwong eases past Sindhu 21-17, 21-9

Follow all the latest updates and the LIVE score from PV Sindhu's match against Pornpawee Chochuwong in the All England Open semi-finals.

Past Masters of Indian Badminton: Prakash Padukone – humble champion who changed the face of sport forever
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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
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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
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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

Indonesia Open 2019: PV Sindhu loses title clash in straight games against Japan's Akane Yamaguchi
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Indonesia Open 2019: PV Sindhu loses title clash in straight games against Japan's Akane Yamaguchi

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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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.

Commonwealth Games 2018: HS Prannoy says 'we need to worry about lesser-known opponents'
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Commonwealth Games 2018: HS Prannoy says 'we need to worry about lesser-known opponents'

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
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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.

All England Open 2018: PV Sindhu enters semis with thrilling three-game victory over Nozomi Okuhara
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All England Open 2018: PV Sindhu enters semis with thrilling three-game victory over Nozomi Okuhara

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
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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
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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.

Swiss Open: India's Sameer Verma prioritises fitness in 2018, says he wants to avoid over training
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Swiss Open: India's Sameer Verma prioritises fitness in 2018, says he wants to avoid over training

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."