Winter Olympian Shiva Keshavan on brink of quitting due to lack of funds: Reports
Winter Olympian Shiva Keshavan on brink of quitting due to lack of funds: Reports

Regarded as one of the pioneers of winter sports in India, Shiva Keshavan is on the brink of quitting luge. The five-time Olympian, who has put the country in the Winter Games map, said that the Sports Ministry has ignored his financial plight, according to a report.

Saina Nehwal to get 9 lakh for hiring physiotherapist
Saina Nehwal to get 9 lakh for hiring physiotherapist

The Sports Ministry has sanctioned an amount of Rs 9 lakh to badminton star Saina Nehwal for hiring a full time physiotherapist till 2016 Rio Olympic Games.

Indian shuttler HS Prannoy rises to World No.12
Indian shuttler HS Prannoy rises to World No.12

Indian shuttler H.S. Prannoy rose a place to be at No.12 in the men's singles rankings released by the Badminton World Federation (BWF) on Thursday.

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.

Parupalli Kashyap back inside top 10 in BWF ranking
Parupalli Kashyap back inside top 10 in BWF ranking

Riding on a semifinal finish at the Indonesia Super Series Premier badminton tournament, Commonwealth Games champion Parupalli Kashyap regained his place inside the top 10 in the latest BWF's world ranking, release on Thursday.

Parupalli Kashyap needs more time to be consistent: Pullela Gopichand
Parupalli Kashyap needs more time to be consistent: Pullela Gopichand

National badminton coach Pullela Gopichand on Sunday said shuttler P Kashyap, who crashed out of the Indonesia Open with a semifinal loss, should be given some more time to become consistent.

Parupalli Kashyap enters Indonesia Open semis, Saina Nehwal bows out
Parupalli Kashyap enters Indonesia Open semis, Saina Nehwal bows out

Indian shuttler Parupalli Kashyap entered the semi-finals but world No.3 Saina Nehwal crashed out, losing to China's former world No.1 Shixian Wang in the quarter-finals of the $800,000 Indonesia Open Superseries Premier here on Friday.

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.

Saina Nehwal drops to 3rd in world rankings
Saina Nehwal drops to 3rd in world rankings

Indian ace Saina Nehwal was on Wednesday displaced from the top spot in badminton world rankings, slipping to third in the latest women's singles list.

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.

Saina Nehwal, P Kashyap advance; PV Sindhu ousted from Indonesian Open
Saina Nehwal, P Kashyap advance; PV Sindhu ousted from Indonesian Open

 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 following 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.

Saina Nehwal, Kidambi Srikanth look to bounce back at Indonesia Open 
Saina Nehwal, Kidambi Srikanth look to bounce back at Indonesia Open 

Following a disappointing Australian Open, leading Indian shuttlers Saina Nehwal and Kidambi Srikanth will look to bounce back at the $800,000 Indonesia Open Superseries Premier starting at the Istora Gelora Bung Karno Stadium here on Tuesday.

Saina Nehwal knocked out of Australian Open by Shixian Wang
Saina Nehwal knocked out of Australian Open by Shixian Wang

Indian challenge ended at the Australian Open Super Series after ace shuttler Saina Nehwal suffered a straight-game defeat against China's Shixian Wang in the women's singles quarterfinals of the badminton tournament here today.

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 advances at Australian Open; Kidambi Srikanth, Jwala-Ashwin knocked out
Saina Nehwal advances at Australian Open; Kidambi Srikanth, Jwala-Ashwin knocked out

Ace shuttler Saina Nehwal notched up a hard-fought three-game win over China's Sun Yu to emerge as the lone Indian survivor in Australian Open Super Series badminton tournament, here 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 begins title defence at Australia Open
Saina Nehwal begins title defence at Australia Open

She might be in red-hot form but defending champion Saina Nehwal will look to keep her guard up when she begins her campaign at the USD 750,000 Australian Open badminton tournament, which gets underway with the qualifiers, here on Tuesday.

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.