Asian Games: YouTube, plastic shuttlecocks for Afghans
Asian Games: YouTube, plastic shuttlecocks for Afghans

Lessons from YouTube, plastic shuttlecocks and financial support of only $20 a month -- preparations have been far from perfect for Afghanistan`s badminton players at the Asian Games.

Asian Games 2014: Saina Nehwal knocked out by nemesis Wang Yihan in quarterfinals
Asian Games 2014: Saina Nehwal knocked out by nemesis Wang Yihan in quarterfinals

Indian shuttlers wound up a rather disappointing singles campaign in the Asian Games after Saina Nehwal and Parupalli Kashyap bowed out with losses in the preliminary stage here today.

Asian Games: Badminton`s Lee zeroes in on Lin showdown
Asian Games: Badminton`s Lee zeroes in on Lin showdown

Badminton star Lee Chong Wei thrashed Commonwealth Games champion Parupalli Kashyap to move one match away from a likely showdown with his arch-rival Lin Dan on Friday.

Saina, Kashyap crash out of Asian Games badminton
Saina, Kashyap crash out of Asian Games badminton

In what came as a shock for the Indian fans, star shuttlers Saina Nehwal and Parupalli Kashyap fell by the wayside as the two lost their respective women's and men's singles matches to bow out of the 17th Asian Games here on Friday.

Shuttler Kashyap advances to men's singles pre-quarters at Asiad
Shuttler Kashyap advances to men's singles pre-quarters at Asiad

Indian shuttler Parupalli Kashyap sailed into the men's singles pre-quarterfinals by registering a straight-game win over Afghanistan's Iqbal Ahmad Shekib at the 17th Asian Games here Thursday.

Indian women shuttlers assured of bronze in Asian Games
Indian women shuttlers assured of bronze in Asian Games

India on Saturday ended a 28-year-old medal drought in Asian Games badminton after the women's shuttlers, led by Saina Nehwal and P V Sindhu, edged out Thailand 3-2 to reach the semifinals of the women's team event, here today.

Asian Games: Indian men's badminton team knocked out
Asian Games: Indian men's badminton team knocked out

The Indian men`s badminton team lost to South Korea 0-3 in the pre-quarterfinals of the 17th Asian Games at the Gyeyang Gymnasium here Saturday.

Asian Games: Saina, Sindhu lead Indian challenge in badminton
Asian Games: Saina, Sindhu lead Indian challenge in badminton

Spearheaded by star shuttlers Saina Nehwal, P V Sindhu and Parupalli Kashyap, India will aim to end a 28-year-old medal drought when they begin their campaign in the 17th Asian Games badminton with the team competitions here on Saturday.

Parupalli Kashyap upbeat to win a Asiad medal
Parupalli Kashyap upbeat to win a Asiad medal

A high-intensity training for last three weeks has boosted his confidence and Commonwealth Games gold medallist Parupalli Kashyap says he is looking to maintain the rhythm as he sets out to achieve his dream of winning an Asian Games medal in Incheon, South Korea.

Parupalli Kashyap hopes to do well in Asian Games
Parupalli Kashyap hopes to do well in Asian Games

Fresh from his gold medal winning feat in the Commonwealth Games, ace Indian shuttler Parupalli Kashyap on Saturday said he is hopeful of a good show in the upcoming Asian Games as well.

PV Sindhu re-enters top 10 in BWF rankings
PV Sindhu re-enters top 10 in BWF rankings

Owing to her bronze medal finish at the recently-concluded World Championships, India's top shuttler P V Sindhu has re-entered the top-10 in the latest Badminton World Federation (BWF) rankings, released on Thursday.

Parupalli Kashyap knocked out of World Badminton Championships

Recently crowned Commonwealth Games champion Parupalli Kashyap could not continue his winning run at the World Badminton Championships as he was tamed by German Dieter Domke in the opening round at the 9,200-seater Ballerup Super Arena here Monday.

Shuttler Ajay Jayaram on the comeback trail

Ajay Jayaram was all set to qualify for the 2012 Olympics on the strength of his world ranking with Parupalli Kashyap close on his heels. But the Mumbaikar lost out and the Hyderabadi made it to London in fortuitous circumstances.

Telangana government rewards CWG medallists, other sportspersons

There was a bonanza for several sportspersons here today with the Telangana Government presenting cash awards to players like Saina Nehwal, PV Sindhu and Gagan Narang for bringing laurels to the country and the state in events such as Commonwealth Games.

Telangana govt plans `sports city` around Hyderabad

The Telangana government plans to develop a `sports city` around the state capital which would host top level tournaments and help in training sports persons, Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao said here on Wednesday.

After CWG gold, Parupalli Kashyap eyes medals at World C`ship & Asiad

After winning an elusive gold at the just-concluded Commonwealth Games, ace Indian shuttler Parupalli Kashyap is now eyeing a medal at the upcoming World Championship and Asian Games.

Kashyap, Sindhu, Guru return home to hero`s welcome

Having made the country proud by winning medals in the Commonwealth Games, shuttlers Parupalli Kashyap, P V Sindhu and R M V Gurusai Dutt today returned to their hometown here to a heroic welcome.

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.

CWG badminton bronze a `lifetime achievement`: RMV Gurusaidutt

Indian shuttler RMV Gurusaidutt today said the Commonwealth Games bronze medal has helped him regain belief in himself as he was battling fitness doubts ahead of the match.

India celebrate Parupalli Kashyap`s historic gold, finish fifth at CWG 2014

Parupalli Kashyap brought the curtains down on India`s campaign in the 20th Commonwealth Games to a thunderous applause, winning a historic gold in the men`s singles badminton here today, as the country earned a fifth-place finish with 64 medals, including 15 yellow metals.