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World number 1 Viktor Axelsen slams BWF for 2018 schedule, new service rule

World number 1 Viktor Axelsen slams BWF for 2018 schedule, new service rule

Axelsen, who clinched two Super Series titles at India and Japan and finished runner-up at China Open, said BWF needs to focus on improving the quality of the tournaments instead of cramming the 

Dec 29, 2017, 16:46 PM IST
PBL 2017: Bengaluru Blasters thrash Delhi Dashers 4-2

PBL 2017: Bengaluru Blasters thrash Delhi Dashers 4-2

Delhi, who had lost their opening match 1-4 to Mumbai Rockets in Guwahati, then put their faith on Sung Ji Hyun, a bronze medallist at the 2015 World Championship, and the World No. 6 Korean overcame

Dec 28, 2017, 22:31 PM IST
Spanish badminton star Carolina Marin keen to regain World No.1 rank in 2018

Spanish badminton star Carolina Marin keen to regain World No.1 rank in 2018

The reigning Olympic champion and two-time World champion finished runners-up thrice – in India, Malaysia and Singapore – losing to P.V. Sindhu in Delhi and on the remaining two occasions to Chinese

Dec 28, 2017, 16:15 PM IST
PV Sindhu's New Year wish: Number one rank in 2018

PV Sindhu's New Year wish: Number one rank in 2018

Olympic silver medallist PV Sindhu is eyeing the world No. 1 position next season but said she will not lose sleep over rankings as consistent performances will automatically earn her the numero uno

Dec 28, 2017, 12:06 PM IST
Chennai Smashers beat Mumbai Rockets for first win of PBL-3

Chennai Smashers beat Mumbai Rockets for first win of PBL-3

Defending champions Chennai Smashers clinched their maiden win of the third season of the Premier Badminton League (PBL) after beating Mumbai Rockets 4-3 in the opener of the Delhi leg of Rs 6 crore

Dec 28, 2017, 09:18 AM IST
PBL 2017: Ashwini Ponnappa backs 15-point scoring

PBL 2017: Ashwini Ponnappa backs 15-point scoring

Ashwini's comments were backed by the league's organisers Sportzlive Managing Director Atul Pandey, who also announced the change of timings of the matches.

Dec 27, 2017, 18:34 PM IST
Shuttler Ashwini Ponappa backs BWF's 2018 schedule

Shuttler Ashwini Ponappa backs BWF's 2018 schedule

Ashwini's comments came a week after many singles stars, including the likes of Saina Nehwal and Carolina Marin, slammed the world body's decision.

Dec 27, 2017, 17:11 PM IST
PBL 2017: Dalmia Group become owners of Delhi Dashers

PBL 2017: Dalmia Group become owners of Delhi Dashers

The Delhi team, which was known as Delhi Acers in the last two editions, was officially rechristened to Delhi Dashers this season.

Dec 27, 2017, 16:09 PM IST
PBL 2017: Ahmedabad Smash Masters thrash North Eastern Warriors 4-1

PBL 2017: Ahmedabad Smash Masters thrash North Eastern Warriors 4-1

The NE Warriors got their only point so far, with Prajakta Sawant & Shin Baek Cheol taking the Mixed Doubles' encounter.

Dec 26, 2017, 22:25 PM IST
Ace shuttler PV Sindhu to 'pick and choose' tournaments next year

Ace shuttler PV Sindhu to 'pick and choose' tournaments next year

Talking about the cramped international calendar, which has been criticised by top players including Saina Nehwal and Carolina Marin, Sindhu said that the tournaments needed to be planned accordingly

Dec 26, 2017, 19:14 PM IST
'Fitness key to medals in 2018,' says world no.3 shuttler Kidambi Srikanth

'Fitness key to medals in 2018,' says world no.3 shuttler Kidambi Srikanth

Srikanth and Olympic silver medallist P V Sindhu were today accorded a rousing felicitation by the Andhra Pradesh government for their stupendous performance in 2017.

Dec 26, 2017, 17:03 PM IST
PV Sindhu, K Srikanth weave a fairytale 2017 for Indian badminton

PV Sindhu, K Srikanth weave a fairytale 2017 for Indian badminton

It was a year when the national anthem played quite frequently at stadiums across the globe as either Sindhu or Srikanth stood on the podium in a series of elite badminton tournaments.

Dec 26, 2017, 16:11 PM IST
PV Sindhu not happy with timing of new service law

PV Sindhu not happy with timing of new service law

Olympic and World Championship silver medallist PV Sindhu feels the experimental service law in badminton could have come at a better time.

Dec 26, 2017, 15:38 PM IST
PBL: Sameer Verma wins to put Mumbai Rockets ahead vs Delhi Dashers

PBL: Sameer Verma wins to put Mumbai Rockets ahead vs Delhi Dashers

Sameer outplayed the Dashers's trump player Vincent 15-11, 15-11 to not only fetch the additional point for his team but also push the Delhi team into negative territory.

Dec 26, 2017, 09:24 AM IST
PBL 2017: Carolina Marin inspires Hyderabad Hunters to their first victory

PBL 2017: Carolina Marin inspires Hyderabad Hunters to their first victory

The North East Warriors, supported by a large number of vociferous fans, took the first two matches to the distance but failed to deliver the knockout blow.

Dec 24, 2017, 22:26 PM IST
Awadhe Warriors shock defending champions Chennai Smashers in 2017 Pro Badminton League opener

Awadhe Warriors shock defending champions Chennai Smashers in 2017 Pro Badminton League opener

Awadhe Warriors overcame the last-minute pullout of star player Saina Nehwal owing to an injury, as they stunned defending champions Chennai Smashers in the Premier Badminton League opener. 

Dec 24, 2017, 14:41 PM IST
Saina Nehwal misses PBL-3 opener against PV Sindhu due to ankle niggle

Saina Nehwal misses PBL-3 opener against PV Sindhu due to ankle niggle

Awadhe Warriors' star attraction Sania Nehwal was ruled out of the opening match of the 3rd Premier Badminton League (PBL) against Chennai Smashers on Saturday, here, as she had not fully recovered

Dec 23, 2017, 21:16 PM IST
PV Sindhu vs Saina Nehwal to set 3rd Premier Badminton League going

PV Sindhu vs Saina Nehwal to set 3rd Premier Badminton League going

An exciting battle will be on cards when Olympic medallists P V Sindhu and Saina Nehwal lock horns in the opening match between defending champions Chennai Smashers and Awadhe Warriors at the third

Dec 23, 2017, 15:14 PM IST
Saina Nehwal slams BWF for 'crammed' calendar

Saina Nehwal slams BWF for 'crammed' calendar

BWF has made it compulsory for the world's top 15 players in the singles events and top 10 pairs in the doubles disciplines to play a minimum of 12 tournaments or face a penalty.

Dec 20, 2017, 16:52 PM IST
PBL: Hyderabad Hunters' hopes rest on Carolina Marin, Yoo Yeon Seong

PBL: Hyderabad Hunters' hopes rest on Carolina Marin, Yoo Yeon Seong

After narrowly losing out in the semi-finals last year to the Mumbai Rockets, the Hyderabad based franchisee has brought in the expertise of former Olympic gold medallist and World Champion Markis

Dec 19, 2017, 19:37 PM IST

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