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China defend crown, win 13th Uber Cup title

Last Updated: Saturday, May 24, 2014, 20:41

World number one Li Xuerui and All England champion Shixian Wang led badminton powerhouse China to their 13th Uber cup title as they defeated five-time champions Japan 3-1 in the finals of the prestigious tournament here on Saturday.

India bids for 2016 Veterans World Championship

Last Updated: Wednesday, May 21, 2014, 18:11

A series of big-ticket events, including the 2009 World championship and the ongoing prestigious Thomas and Uber Cup Finals, has firmly established India on world badminton scene in less than a decade.

Won`t let poor form affect me, focussed on future: Saina

Last Updated: Wednesday, January 29, 2014, 15:46

Her confidence back after the India Grand Prix Gold triumph, ace Indian shuttler Saina Nehwal said the setbacks of an injury-marred last year are now firmly behind her.

Paes, Gopichand get Padma Bhushan; Yuvraj Padma Shri

Last Updated: Sunday, January 26, 2014, 09:34

Tennis star Leander Paes and badminton player-turned-coach Pullela Gopichand were on Saturday selected for the prestigious Padma Bhushan awards while cricketer Yuvraj Singh was among the seven sportspersons chosen for this year`s Padma Shri award.

Her win at the end of the year makes us happy : Sindhu’s Father

Last Updated: Sunday, December 01, 2013, 17:27

P V Sindhu`s parents are elated over the rising Indian shuttler`s victory at the Macau Open and are expecting to see their daughter continue the good work in the coming year.

I am surprised why Gopichand is quiet: Jwala

Last Updated: Saturday, October 26, 2013, 09:29

Embattled shuttler Jwala Gutta on Friday said she is surprised that India`s chief badminton coach Pullela Gopichand is still silent on the proposed life ban on her by BAI for an alleged disciplinary breach.

Saina will play in Denmark Open, says Gopichand

Last Updated: Friday, September 06, 2013, 20:52

Star shuttler Saina Nehwal, who has decided to skip the Japan Open Super Series tournament this month, will play in the Denmark Open in October, Chief National Coach Pullela Gopichand said here on Friday.

Teacher’s Day: Mentors behind biggest sports personalities of India

Last Updated: Thursday, September 05, 2013, 15:05

On Teacher`s Day today as we hail teacher`s who have moulded and guided students a look at the teachers of some sports stars who have made a big name for themselves in their respective sport.

Saina-Sindhu tie will be clash of brains, style and power, feels Gopichand

Last Updated: Friday, August 30, 2013, 22:47

Chief national badminton coach Pullela Gopichand today said it would be a clash of style and power between two cerebral players when two of his favourite wards -- Saina Nehwal and P V Sindhu -- lock horns in the finals of Indian Badminton League (IBL) here on Saturday.

Gopichand delighted with good start to IBL

Last Updated: Sunday, August 18, 2013, 15:29

Indian badminton coach Pullela Gopichand today said the IPL-style Indian Badminton League (IBL) has got off to a good start and generated a lot of interest in people.

Semifinal is our target at World Championship, says Gopichand

Last Updated: Thursday, August 08, 2013, 20:32

India`s chief coach Pullela Gopichand on Thursday commended the stunning performances of his wards, including P V Sindhu and Parupalli Kashyap, but asked them to step up the gas and reach the semifinals of the ongoing World Badminton Championships.

Gopichand upbeat about India`s chances at World C`ship

Last Updated: Friday, August 02, 2013, 23:29

Chief national coach Pullela Gopichand is upbeat about Indian shuttlers` chances in the upcoming World Championship and said they have prepared well for the tournament, starting August 5 in China.