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Saina Nehwal climbs to 5th spot in the BWF rankings, Jwala Gutta and Ashwini Ponappa both slip four places

Saina Nehwal climbs to 5th spot in the BWF rankings, Jwala Gutta and Ashwini Ponappa both slip four places

Saina`s city-mate PV Sindhu retained her 10th spot in women`s singles.

2016 Canada Open: Jwala Gutta-Ashwini Ponappa pair eyes title ahead of Rio Games

2016 Canada Open: Jwala Gutta-Ashwini Ponappa pair eyes title ahead of Rio Games

The World No. 16 pair have got a bye in the opening round here and will clash straight in the quarterfinals.

Tennis queen Sania Mirza tops list of Best Dressed Sportspersons

Tennis queen Sania Mirza tops list of Best Dressed Sportspersons

Saina Nehwal and Deepika Pallikal came second and third respectively.

PV Sindhu, K Srikanth advance to semis of Malaysia Masters

PV Sindhu, K Srikanth advance to semis of Malaysia Masters

Sindhu edged out Japan's Kaori Imabeppu 21-13 13-21 21-14, while Srikanth thrashed 16th seed Boonsak Ponsana of Thailand 21-17 21-10.

Finally TOP Scheme for Jwala Gutta, Ashwini Ponappa

Finally TOP Scheme for Jwala Gutta, Ashwini Ponappa

After much dilly-dallying, the Sports Ministry has included Jwala Gutta and Ashwini Ponnappa in the TOP scheme, putting an end to the controversy surrounding the doubles duo's complaint of bias against the Ministry and chief national coach Pullela Gopichand.

Indian badminton queen Saina Nehwal regains number one spot in world rankings

Indian badminton queen Saina Nehwal regains number one spot in world rankings

India's badminton queen Saina Nehwal regained No. 1 spot in world rankings on Thursday.

World badminton championships: PV Sindhu stuns World No. 3 Li Xuerui, Jwala-Ashwini, Saina advance

World badminton championships: PV Sindhu stuns World No. 3 Li Xuerui, Jwala-Ashwini, Saina advance

India's rising badminton star PV Sindhu stunned Olympic champion Li Xuerui of China on Thursday to enter the world championship quarter-final in Jakarta.

Indian women not encouraged to indulge in sports: Saina Nehwal

Indian women not encouraged to indulge in sports: Saina Nehwal

 Sania Mirza's latest Grand Slam triumph at Wimbledon is a testament to what Indian women are capable of achieving, but there is a long way to go before change sets in for most women who wish to take up sports as a profession in this country, feels badminton ace Saina Nehwal.

It is a big boost ahead of the World Championship: Ashwini Ponappa

It is a big boost ahead of the World Championship: Ashwini Ponappa

Ecstatic after winning the Canada Open women's doubles title with Jwala Gutta, Indian shuttler Ashwini Ponnappa on Monday said consistency has been the key to their success and this victory is a big boost ahead of the prestigious World Championship in August.

Saina Nehwal, Parupalli Kashyap in Indonesia Open quarters, Kidambi Srikanth, Jwala-Ashwini lose

Saina Nehwal, Parupalli Kashyap in Indonesia Open quarters, Kidambi Srikanth, Jwala-Ashwini lose

India's Olympic bronze medallist Saina Nehwal and Parupalli Kashyap entered the quarter-finals but Kidambi Srikanth and women's doubles pair of Jwala Gutta-Ashwini Ponnappa lost in the pre-quarterfinals of the $800,000 Indonesia Open Superseries Premier here on Thursday.

Aparna Popat wants more importance to be given to doubles

Aparna Popat wants more importance to be given to doubles

Olympian Aparna Popat on Tuesday asked the country's badminton authorities to lay more emphasis on doubles play to complement Indian shuttlers' rapid rise in singles at the international level, led by Saina Nehwal.

Govt didn't reject Jwala Gutta, Ashwini Ponappa for TOPS scheme: Sports Ministry

Govt didn't reject Jwala Gutta, Ashwini Ponappa for TOPS scheme: Sports Ministry

The Sport Ministry today made it clear that it never ignored ace doubles shuttlers Jwala Gutta and Ashwini Ponnappa for the Target Olympic Podium (TOP) Scheme, saying the Identification Committee had considered their names during the meeting held last month.

Jwala Gutta ​lashes out at sports ministry after being left out of funding scheme

Jwala Gutta ​lashes out at sports ministry after being left out of funding scheme

India's premier women's doubles shuttler Jwala Gutta on Thursday lashed out at the Indian government after finding herself left out of the scheme to fund the country's top prospective medal winners at the 2016 Rio Olympic Games.

Manu-Sumeeth, Jwala-Ashwini enter second round at All England

Manu-Sumeeth, Jwala-Ashwini enter second round at All England

Indian men's doubles pair of Manu Attri and B Sumeeth Reddy scored an upset win, while women's doubles duo of Jwala Gutta and Ashwini Ponappa registering a hard-fought victory to progress to the second round of the All England Open badminton championships, here on Wednesday.

Sports celebrities root for Bengaluru FC as they open I-League campaign today

Sports celebrities root for Bengaluru FC as they open I-League campaign today

Defending I-League champions Bengaluru FC, found some much needed support from sports-personalities rooting for the team as they take on Demps SC on Saturday in the opening fixture of the season.

Indian badminton makes unprecedented leap in 2014

Indian badminton makes unprecedented leap in 2014

It turned out to be a watershed year for Indian badminton as the home shuttlers clinched no less than eight individual titles and also broke new grounds in team championships, making India a dominant force at the international stage.

Parupalli Kashyap loses in French Open badminton quarters

Parupalli Kashyap loses in French Open badminton quarters

Commonwealth Games gold medallist Parupalli Kashyap's surge was halted by fifth-seeded Chinese shuttler Zhengming Wang in the French Open Super Series quarter-finals, here on Friday.

Saina Nehwal in French Open Round 3, Ashwini Ponappa wins mixed doubles match

Saina Nehwal in French Open Round 3, Ashwini Ponappa wins mixed doubles match

Indian shuttlers continued to surge ahead in the ongoing French Open Super Series underway here as Saina Nehwal made it to the women's singles third round while Ashwini Ponappa also won her second-round match with mixed doubles partner Vladimir Ivanov, here.

Sania, Yuvraj, Bopanna – all going crazy about Ice Bucket Challenge

World known personalities like Mark Zuckerberg, Bill Gates, Cristiano Ronaldo and Oprah Winfrey have already taken up the challenge and now the Indian sports personalities are also finding themselves gripped by the Ice Bucket fever.

2014 Commonwealth Games: India happy with top-5 finish, officials` arrest a let down

India achieved their objective of finishing in the top five nations at the 20th Commonwealth Games post a successful campaign which threw up new stars, but the arrest of two officials on charges of alleged assault here seems to have dampened the jubilant mood.