World Badminton Championships 2019: Carolina Marin withdraws after failing to recover from injury; HS Prannoy gets a spot
Defending champion Carolina Marin has withdrawn from the BWF World Championships to be held in Basel from 19-25 August
Thailand Open: Saina Nehwal enters second round with straight-game win over Phittayaporn Chaiwan; Sourabh Verma crashes out
Saina, who made last-minute withdrawals from Indonesia Open and last week's Japan Open because of injuries, got past Chaiwan 21-17 21-19 in her opening round contest.
Japan Open 2019: PV Sindhu beats Japan's Aya Ohori to reach quarter-finals, HS Prannoy bows out in second-round
Sindhu recovered well after losing the first game to win her match against Ohori while B Sai Praneeth brushed past Japan's Kanta Tsuneyama to reach quarters
Firstpost Spodcast Episode 255: PV Sindhu progresses to second round of Japan Open, Sourav Ganguly surprised over Shubman Gill, Ajinkya Rahane's omission and more
In today's episode of Spodcast, we discuss PV Sindhu and HS Prannoy's win in the first round of Japan Open, former India captain Sourav Ganguly's surprise reaction to not see Shubman Gill and Ajinkya Rahane in India's ODI squad for West Indies tour and more.
Ace Indian shuttlers PV Sindhu and HS Prannoy moved into the second round of Japan Open with contrasting wins over their respective rivals in the women's and men's singles events at Tokyo on Wednesday.
Japan Open 2019: HS Prannoy trumps Kidambi Srikanth in opening round; doubles pair N Sikki Reddy-Pranaav Chopra exit
Srikanth was able to win the first set 21-13, but he conceded the next two sets, allowing Prannoy to win the match.
Japan Open 2019: PV Sindhu gets golden chance to avenge loss to Akane Yamaguchi; Kidambi Srikanth faces HS Prannoy upfront
The Indian contingent will be at near-full strength at the Japan Open, with flag-bearer Sindhu’s foray being buttressed by four men’s singles (Kidambi Srikanth, HS Prannoy, B Sai Praneeth and Sameer Verma) players qualifying for the main draws on the basis of their BWF ranking.
Japan Open 2019: PV Sindhu looks to bounce back quickly after deflating loss in Indonesia Open final, Saina Nehwal to return to action
PV Sindhu missed an opportunity to break a seven-month title drought when she lost in straight games to Akane Yamaguchi in Indonesia Open final and the Indian will look to go the full distance when she opens against China's Han Yue here.
Indonesia Open 2019: Chance for India's out-of-form shuttlers to redeem themselves; Kidambi Srikanth favoured to reach semi-finals
The prolonged horror patch of form that the country's top shuttlers, virtually without exception, have gone through in the past 18 months has seen them produce results that would leave the erstwhile world-beaters shame-faced and downcast.
Canada Open 2019: Parupalli Kashyap goes down fighting against China's Li Shi Feng in three-game final
Parupalli Kashyap produced his best performance of the season after the semifinal finish at the Indian Open, by reaching the finals of the Canada Open
Canada Open 2019: Ajay Jayaram beats Huang Guoixing in three games; Lakshya Sen, Sourabh Verma enter second round
Ajay Jayaram, Sourabh Verm and Lakshya Sen advanced to the second round of the Canada Open while, HS Prannoy and Parupalli Kashyap will begin their campaign
YONEX Canada Open 2019: HS Prannoy on comeback trail after illness; Parupalli Kashyap looks to build on good season
Indian shuttlers, HS Prannoy and B Sai Praneeth will lead India's charge at the YONEX Canada Open with Sourabh Verma and Parupalli Kashyap also in the fray
Australian Open Badminton 2019: Sameer Verma avenges Sudirman Cup defeat by Lee Zii Jia; Sai Praneeth, PV Sindhu advance
Sameer Verma avenged his Sudirman Cup defeat by Lee Zii Jia in the first round of the Australian Open while compatriots B Sai Praneeth and PV Sindhu advanced to the second round.
Australian Open Badminton 2019: India's PV Sindhu, Sameer Verma get challenging draws; Lakshya Sen loses in preliminaries
Sindhu, seeded third this year, has been bracketed in the lower half with China’s No 2 seed, Chen Yufei, who had played a stellar role in her country’s fabulous 3-0 win in the Sudirman Cup last month
HS Prannoy feels Indian camp lacks 'team culture', must take leaf out of Japan's book to be recognised as Asian powerhouse
The manner in which the Indian team stumbled at one of the prestigious mixed team events was a hard pill to swallow, considering their individual success in the last two years.
Badminton Association of India should launch junior development programme, improve funding to nurture untapped talent
It would be in the best interest of the sport that Badminton Association of India launches a junior development programme that will ensure that its high-performance managers are in touch with every player who has the potential to do well for India.
Sudirman Cup 2019: Is playing for India no longer a priority for shuttlers? Disappointing performances leave lot to answer for
Srikanth, Sindhu & Co have been seen to turn out almost reluctantly for India, in a manner that is directly antithetical to how tennis star Leander Paes would carry his heart on his sleeve and play his best while turning out in the country's colours.
New Zealand Open 2019: HS Prannoy loses to Kanta Tsuneyama in hard-fought quarter-final clash as Indian campaign ends
HS Prannoy fought valiantly before losing to Kanta Tsuneyama in the men's singles quarter-final, drawing curtains on India's campaign at the New Zealand Open.
Firstpost Spodcast Episode 196: Mumbai Indians qualifying for IPL playoffs, Bajrang Punia's Ali Aliyev gold and more
In this edition of Firstpost Spodcast, we talk about Mumbai Indians' thrilling victory against Sunrisers Hyderabad, Bajrang Punia's gold in Ali Aliyev wrestling tournament and more.
Listen: Full script of Episode 196 of Spodcast where we discuss Mumbai Indians qualifying for playoffs, Bajrang Punia's Ali Aliyev gold and more
In this edition of Firstpost Spodcast, we discuss Mumbai Indians' thrilling victory against Sunrisers Hyderabad, Bajrang Punia's gold in Ali Aliyev wrestling tournament and more.