Olympic sports can learn a lot from cricket: Rahul Dravid
Olympic sports can learn a lot from cricket: Rahul Dravid

Batting on a different wicket as member of the Target Olympic Podium Scheme (TOP) initiated by the Ministry of Sports to increase India's medal tally, former captain Rahul Dravid said that Olympic sports can learn a lot from cricket and vice versa.

Pullela Gopichand joins GoSports Foundation Board
Pullela Gopichand joins GoSports Foundation Board

 Indian badminton coach Pullela Gopichand has joined former cricket stalwart Rahul Dravid and ace rifle shooter Abhinav Bindra on the advisory board of non-profit GoSports Foundation.

Pullela Gopichand's badminton academy to open in Rajasthan next month
Pullela Gopichand's badminton academy to open in Rajasthan next month

 National badminton coach Pullela Gopichand is all set to expand his network of coaching facilities by opening an academy in Rajasthan next month.

Saina Nehwal wants Vimal Kumar as badminton coach for Incheon Asian Games
Saina Nehwal wants Vimal Kumar as badminton coach for Incheon Asian Games

Ace Indian shuttler Saina Nehwal, who has been training under Vimal Kumar for the last one week, wants the former chief coach to travel to Incheon, Korea with her for the upcoming Asian Games.

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.

Focused on training Asiad medal contenders: Pullela Gopichand
Focused on training Asiad medal contenders: Pullela Gopichand

Seemingly undeterred by Saina Nehwal's decision to part ways, Chief National badminton Coach Pullela Gopichand says his priority now is the upcoming Asian Games and he is focussed on training India's medal contenders for the prestigious multi-sport event.

Pullela Gopichand mum over split with Saina Nehwal
Pullela Gopichand mum over split with Saina Nehwal

National badminton coach Pullela Gopichand on Tuesday remained tightlipped about his split with Saina Nehwal, saying he doesn't want to talk about the issue as the Asian Games is just round the corner.

Saina Nehwal splits with Pullela Gopichand; to train under Vimal Kumar
Saina Nehwal splits with Pullela Gopichand; to train under Vimal Kumar

Just ahead of the Asian Games, star Indian shuttler Saina Nehwal split with the national head coach Pullela Gopichand as she has decided to train under former India coach Vimal Kumar.

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.

China defend crown, win 13th Uber Cup title

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.

Saina, Sindhu likely to miss Japan Open

The tough and energy sapping Uber Cup campaign will probably force Indian badminton sensations Saina Nehwal and P.V. Sindhu to miss the $250,000 Japan Open Super Series to be held in Tokyo from June 10-15.

Indian coaches don`t have freedom to groom doubles: Gopi

India`s chief badminton coach Pullela Gopichand says a lot of work needs to be done in doubles event and stressed on the importance of a tougher system in place.

There was too much pressure on our singles players: Kashyap

With little to cheer about their performance in the Thomas Cup, where India failed to make the quarters, captain Parupalli Kashyap said that his team always had its back against the wall as there was too much pressure on the singles players to pull off three out of three matches.

India bids for 2016 Veterans World Championship

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.

Gopichand banking on singles at Thomas and Uber Cup

India might have an outside chance of making the quarterfinals of the World Men`s Team Championship for the Thomas Cup, but national badminton coach Pullela Gopichand today said his team could reach the last eight stage at the back of a strong singles performance.

Home shuttlers face tough draws at India Open - Preview

A large Indian contingent led by top shuttlers Saina Nehwal and P.V. Sindhu will be vying for honours in the toughest India Open Super Series yet, which commences at the Siri Fort Sports Complex here Tuesday.

Gopichand confident of making last-8 of Thomas and Uber Cup

Indian men have been drawn alongside heavy-weight Malaysia and Germany, while women`s pool features Thailand in the Thomas and Uber Cups to be held here from May 18-25, here.

German Open win will instill new life in Arvind`s career, says Gopichand

Indian chief national coach Pullela Gopichand today described shuttler Arvind Bhat`s performance in German Open as "phenomenol" and said the title victory has handed a new lease of life to his international badminton career.

Shuttler Arvind Bhat clinches German Open title

Seasoned campaigner Arvind Bhat reached a new high in his badminton career when he defeated Danish Hans-Kristian Vittinghus to clinch the men`s singles title of the $120,000 German Open Grand Prix Gold here Sunday.

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

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.