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Came to National Games as prize money too hard to ignore: Sandeep Sejwal
Came to National Games as prize money too hard to ignore: Sandeep Sejwal

Among the small bunch of India's international medallists who chose to participate in the National Games despite the event falling in off season, Asian Games bronze-medallist Sandeep Sejwal on Sunday said the prize money on offer for every gold won here is just too tempting to ignore.

Syed Modi GP: Saina Nehwal retains crown, P Kashyap wins men's singles title
Syed Modi GP: Saina Nehwal retains crown, P Kashyap wins men's singles title

 Saina Nehwal staged a scintillating comeback to defeat reigning world champion Carolina Marin and retain the women's singles title, while Parupalli Kashyap beat K Srikanth in an all-India final to win men's singles crown of the Syed Modi Grand Prix Gold badminton tournament here on Sunday.

Saina Nehwal beats world champion, wins Syed Modi title
Saina Nehwal beats world champion, wins Syed Modi title

Saina Nehwal staged a scintillating comeback to beat reigning world champion Carolina Marin and retain the women's singles title at the Syed Modi Grand Prix Gold badminton tournament here on Sunday.

Saina, Srikanth, Kashyap reach final, Sindhu ousted in Lucknow
Saina, Srikanth, Kashyap reach final, Sindhu ousted in Lucknow

 It will not be a Saina Nehwal versus P V Sindhu final in the women's singles but the men's singles will be an all-Indian affair with P Kashyap and K Srikanth set to clash for the title at the USD 120,000 Syed Modi International Badminton tournament, here.

Saina, Srikanth reach finals at Syed Modi International Badminton tournament
Saina, Srikanth reach finals at Syed Modi International Badminton tournament

Defending champion Saina Nehwal is just one step away from retaining her women's singles title, while world No. 5 Indian K Srikanth too reached the finals of the USD 120,000 Syed Modi International Badminton tournament, here on Saturday.

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.

Don't want to be in Padma awards controversies: Gagan Narang
Don't want to be in Padma awards controversies: Gagan Narang

Seeking to steer clear of the furore that was triggered by Saina Nehwal's open displeasure at being ignored for the Padma awards, ace Indian shooter Gagan Narang said he would prefer to wait for the government to take a call on such matters.

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, Sindhu, Srikanth & Kashyap enter 2nd round in Lucknow
Saina, Sindhu, Srikanth & Kashyap enter 2nd round in Lucknow

 Top Indian shuttlers Saina Nehwal, P V Sindhu, K Srikanth and Parupalli Kashyap reached the second round of Syed Modi International Grand Prix Gold badminton tournament after scoring easy victories, here on Wednesday.

I didn't support Sarita Devi's refusal to accept medal: Rahul Dravid
I didn't support Sarita Devi's refusal to accept medal: Rahul Dravid

Former cricket captain Rahul Dravid feels that Indian woman boxer L Sarita Devi didn't do the right thing by refusing to accept the bronze medal at the Incheon Asian Games in October, last year.

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.

Have to earn awards and not hanker after them: Pankaj Advani
Have to earn awards and not hanker after them: Pankaj Advani

 Criticising the recent furore over Padma Bhushan, ace Indian cueist Pankaj Advani on Monday said one must let the performance do the talking and not hanker after such government awards.

Did not stake claim for Padma Bhushan award, says Vijender Singh
Did not stake claim for Padma Bhushan award, says Vijender Singh

Rubbishing media reports that boxer Vijender Singh, akin to shuttler Saina Nehwal, had staked claim to the Padma Bhushan, the Olympic bronze medallist on Tuesday said he had only spoken to Boxing India (BI) officials seeking information about the award criteria.

After Saina Nehwal, boxer Vijender Singh too wants Padma Bhushan recommendation
After Saina Nehwal, boxer Vijender Singh too wants Padma Bhushan recommendation

Star Indian boxer Vijender Singh on Tuesday stated that he also wanted the Indian boxing Federation (IBF) to recommend his name for the Padma Bhushan award.

Saina Nehwal's case rests on special consideration
Saina Nehwal's case rests on special consideration

The possibility of conferring Padma Bhushan to ace shuttler Saina Nehwal continues to remain uncertain notwithstanding the Sports Ministry's nomination as the last date for receiving such applications by the Home Ministry was September 15 last year.

No Padma Bhusan for Saina Nehwal?

The possiblity of Saina Nehwal getting Padma Bhusan is less, a report from sources.

Sports ministry to recommend Saina Nehwal for Padma Bhushan award

Sports ministry on Monday decided to recommend the name of ace Indian shutter Saina Nehwal for the Padma Bhushan award.

Padma Bhushan row: Who am I to demand award, asks Saina Nehwal
Padma Bhushan row: Who am I to demand award, asks Saina Nehwal

Indian badminton sensation Saina Nehwal stated on Monday that who is she to demand the Padma Bhushan award, with stories in the media running after she had expressed her disappointment for not being nominated for the prestigious award.

Finally, Sports ministry to recommend Saina Nehwal for Padma Bhushan
Finally, Sports ministry to recommend Saina Nehwal for Padma Bhushan

Sports ministry on Monday decided to recommend the name of ace Indian shutter Saina Nehwal for the Padma Bhushan award.