Saina Nehwal rises to World No.2
Saina Nehwal rises to World No.2

After dropping to the third spot, Saina Nehwal has risen a place to be ranked No.2 in women's singles, in the latest Badminton World Federation (BWF) rankings released on Thursday.

Saina, Kashyap, Srikanth advance; Sindhu crashes out
Saina, Kashyap, Srikanth advance; Sindhu crashes out

World number one Saina Nehwal disposed off Thai Nichaon Jindapon's challenge in straight games but PV Sindhu crashed out of the Indonesian Open Super Series badminton tournament after a close first-round defeat, here on Wednesday.

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.

PV Sindhu slips to 14th in BWF rankings
PV Sindhu slips to 14th in BWF rankings

Young Indian shuttler shuttler P V Sindhu dropped two places to be ranked 14th in the women's section of the latest Badminton World Federation chart released on Thursday.

Saina Nehwal, Kidambi Srikanth, Jwala-Ashwini advance at Australian Open
Saina Nehwal, Kidambi Srikanth, Jwala-Ashwini advance at Australian Open

India’s ace shuttlers Saina Nehwal, Kidambi Srikanth and the women's doubles pair of Jwala Gutta and Ashwini Ponnappa made a winning start to their campaigns at the $750,000 Australian Open Superseries by entering the second rounds of their respective categories here on Wednesday.

Saina Nehwal vs PV Sindhu in the offing at Indonesia Open
Saina Nehwal vs PV Sindhu in the offing at Indonesia Open

Three-time champion Saina Nehwal is likely to clash with fellow Indian P V Sindhu in the women's singles second round of the USD 800,000 Indonesia Open Superseries Premier to be held at the Istora Gelora Bung Karno Stadium here next month.

Saina-Sindhu clash likely at Indonesia Open
Saina-Sindhu clash likely at Indonesia Open

World No.1 shuttler Saina Nehwal has been seeded second and faces a likely clash against compatriot P.V. Sindhu in only the second round of the women's singles at the $800,000 Indonesia Open Superseries Premier to be held here from June 2 to 7.

Saina Nehwal seeded No.2 at Australian Open
Saina Nehwal seeded No.2 at Australian Open

 Star Indian shuttler and defending champion Saina Nehwal has been seeded No.2 in the women's singles event for the $750,000 Australian Open Superseries to be played here from May 26 to 31.

Mary Kom, Saina Nehwal express shock at suicide attempt by female athletes
Mary Kom, Saina Nehwal express shock at suicide attempt by female athletes

India's sports fraternity on Thursday expressed shock at the death of a trainee at Kerala's SAI center and urged the sportspersons to show heart in fighting odds instead of resorting to such an extreme step.

Govt names 45 athletes selected for assistance under TOP
Govt names 45 athletes selected for assistance under TOP

Led by Beijing Olympics gold-medallist Abhinav Bindra, there are 17 shooters from among 45 athletes, who have been selected by the government for financial assistance under the Target Olympic Podium (TOP) scheme.

Saina Nehwal, PV Sindhu lose in Badminton Asia Championship
Saina Nehwal, PV Sindhu lose in Badminton Asia Championship

Indian challenge ended at the Asia badminton championship with Saina Nehwal and P V Sindhu suffering three-game defeats in the quarterfinals of the continental championship here today.

Badminton Asia Championships: Shuttler PV Sindhu makes winning return
Badminton Asia Championships: Shuttler PV Sindhu makes winning return

Two-time World Championship bronze medal winning shuttler P.V. Sindhu made a winning return to the circuit when she easily beat Uzbekistan's Anait Khurshudyan to progress to the women's singles third round at the $200,000 Badminton Asia Championships here on Wednesday.

Parupalli ​Kashyap rises to World No.12
Parupalli ​Kashyap rises to World No.12

Boosted by the title win at the Syed Modi International Badminton Championships Sunday, Parupalli Kashyap rose three places to be ranked No.12 in the latest Badminton World Federation (BWF) rankings released Thursday.

Padma Bhushan for Satpal Singh, Padma Shri for Sardara Singh, Mithali Raj
Padma Bhushan for Satpal Singh, Padma Shri for Sardara Singh, Mithali Raj

 Satpal Singh, the former wrestler and coach of double Olympics medallist Sushil Kumar, was the lone person in the field of sports selected for the Padma Bhushan, the country's third highest civilian award while five other sportspersons were also named for Padma Shri.

Saina Nehwal, PV Sindhu, Kidambi Srikanth reach semis at Syed Modi
Saina Nehwal, PV Sindhu, Kidambi Srikanth reach semis at Syed Modi

Defending champion Saina Nehwal inched closer to retaining her women's singles title, while other top Indian shuttlers, including P V Sindhu, also made it to the semifinals of the USD 120,000 Syed Modi International Badminton tournament, here on Friday.

Saina Nehwal reaches World No. 3, PV Sindhu back in top 10
Saina Nehwal reaches World No. 3, PV Sindhu back in top 10

Ace Indian shuttlers Saina Nehwal and P V Sindhu rose to the third and ninth spots respectively but K Srikanth slipped to world number five in the latest BWF rankings issued on Thursday.

Kidambi Srikanth, Parupalli Kashyap advance to third round of Syed Modi Badminton
Kidambi Srikanth, Parupalli Kashyap advance to third round of Syed Modi Badminton

World number four Kidambi Srikanth and Commonwealth Games champion Parupalli Kashyap sailed into the third round of Syed Modi International Grand Prix Gold badminton tournament after scoring easy wins on what turned out to be a good outing for Indian shuttlers here today.

Saina Nehwal eyes title defence in Syed Modi International GP
Saina Nehwal eyes title defence in Syed Modi International GP

Olympic bronze medallist Saina Nehwal will look to launch the new season with a bang when she starts her title defence at the Syed Modi International Grand Prix Gold Badminton Championship that gets underway with the qualifiers here tomorrow.

PV Sindhu, Parupalli Kashyap advance in Malaysia GP Gold
PV Sindhu, Parupalli Kashyap advance in Malaysia GP Gold

Leading Indian shuttler P.V. Sindhu reached the women's singles quarter-finals of the $120,000 Malaysia Masters Grand Prix Gold while Commonwealth Games gold medallist Parupalli Kashyap entered the men's singles pre-quarterfinals at the Stadium Perpaduan Kuching here Thursday.