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Satwiksairaj Rankireddy-Chirag Shetty, para shuttler Pramod Bhagat nominated for BWF awards
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Satwiksairaj Rankireddy-Chirag Shetty, para shuttler Pramod Bhagat nominated for BWF awards

The Indian men's doubles pair of Satwiksairaj Rankireddy and Chirag Shetty has been nominated for the 'Most Improved Player of the Year' award by the Badminton World Federation (BWF) after a stellar season

Sudirman Cup 2019: Kento Momota-less Japan survive scare against resilient Russia; South Korea thrash Hong Kong 4-1
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Sudirman Cup 2019: Kento Momota-less Japan survive scare against resilient Russia; South Korea thrash Hong Kong 4-1

Japan gambled by resting top-ranked Kento Momota and nearly paid the price, suffering a huge scare before battling back to beat Russia 3-2 in their Sudirman Cup opener on Monday.

Hong Kong Open: Son Wan-ho wins first title since 2016; Nozomi Okuhara beats Ratchanok Intanon in hard-fought victory
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Hong Kong Open: Son Wan-ho wins first title since 2016; Nozomi Okuhara beats Ratchanok Intanon in hard-fought victory

Sixth seed Son Wan-ho, who stunned Japanese world number one Kento Momota in the semis, yielded 12 points in a row in the first game before finding his form after the first break to win 14-21, 21-17, 21-13 in 89 minutes

Asian Games 2018: Saina Nehwal goes down to Nozomi Okuhara as women's team bows out of competition
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Asian Games 2018: Saina Nehwal goes down to Nozomi Okuhara as women's team bows out of competition

Saina Nehwal initially struggled to contain her unforced errors while Okuhara was disciplined. The Indian hit almost everything either over the line or on to the net but still made a stunning comeback.

Asian Games 2018: Eyes on PV Sindhu, Kidambi Srikanth as India begin quest for gold in Indonesia
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Asian Games 2018: Eyes on PV Sindhu, Kidambi Srikanth as India begin quest for gold in Indonesia

India ended a 28-year-old medal drought when the women's team, led by Saina Nehwal and Sindhu, clinched their maiden bronze medal at the 2014 edition at Incheon, South Korea.

Asian Games 2018: Indian women's badminton team handed tough draw; will play Hong Kong in quarter-finals
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Asian Games 2018: Indian women's badminton team handed tough draw; will play Hong Kong in quarter-finals

Indian women's team, which won a bronze medal in the last edition at Incheon after finishing third, will face top seeds Japan in the quarterfinals after receiving a first-round bye. The team events begin on Sunday.

Indonesia Open 2018: Kento Momota beats Viktor Axelsen in final; Tai Tzu Ying claims women's singles title
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Indonesia Open 2018: Kento Momota beats Viktor Axelsen in final; Tai Tzu Ying claims women's singles title

Japanese shuttler Kento Momota claimed his second Indonesia Open badminton title Sunday after defeating first-seeded Viktor Axelsen of Denmark in the tournament's men's singles final.

Thomas and Uber Cup: Ayaka Takahashi leads Japan Women to 3-0 victory over Thailand to claim first title since 1981
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Thomas and Uber Cup: Ayaka Takahashi leads Japan Women to 3-0 victory over Thailand to claim first title since 1981

Star player Akane Yamaguchi got Japan off to a flyer, beating Ratchanok Intanon 21-15, 21-19 in the first singles match.

Thomas and Uber Cup: Thailand shock China in women's semi-final event, set to meet Japan in summit clash
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Thomas and Uber Cup: Thailand shock China in women's semi-final event, set to meet Japan in summit clash

World No 4 Ratchanok Intanon won the first singles game, grinding out a 15-21, 21-9, 21-14 win over China's Chen Yufei, who is ranked one place behind her.

Thomas and Uber Cup: Dark horse Thailand to face China in women's event semi-finals; South Korea to play Japan
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Thomas and Uber Cup: Dark horse Thailand to face China in women's event semi-finals; South Korea to play Japan

Thailand edged into the final four, with Busanan Ongbamrungphan sparking jubilation among the home crowd by winning the final women's singles 9-21, 12-21 to seal a 3-2 win.

Highlights, Japan Open Superseries Final, results: Viktor Axelsen beats Lee Chong Wei; Carolina Marin wins gold
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Highlights, Japan Open Superseries Final, results: Viktor Axelsen beats Lee Chong Wei; Carolina Marin wins gold

Catch the live updates from the finals of the Japan Open Superseries. Defending singles champions Lee and He face Axelsen and Marin respectively.

Japan Open Superseries: Sikki Reddy-Pranaav Chopra bow out in semis, India's campaign ends
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Japan Open Superseries: Sikki Reddy-Pranaav Chopra bow out in semis, India's campaign ends

India's campaign ended at the Japan Open Super Series after the mixed doubles pair of Pranaav Jerry Chopra and N Sikki Reddy suffered a narrow loss in the semifinals on Saturday.

Japan Open Superseries: Sikki Reddy-Pranaav Chopra enter maiden semis; Kidambi Srikanth, HS Prannoy ousted
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Japan Open Superseries: Sikki Reddy-Pranaav Chopra enter maiden semis; Kidambi Srikanth, HS Prannoy ousted

India's Kidambi Srikanth crashed out in the quarter-finals of the Japan Open Super Series after losing to Viktor Axelsen but mixed doubles pair of Pranaav Jerry Chopra and N Sikki Reddy advanced to the semi-finals