Government names 45 athletes selected for assistance under TOP
Government 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.

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 expresses happiness over PM's comments
Saina Nehwal expresses happiness over PM's comments

Ace India shuttler Saina Nehwal on Sunday expressed happiness over Prime Minister Narendra Modi heaping praise on her for climbing the number one spot in world badminton ranking, in his monthly radio address.
 

Narendra Modi lauds Sania Mirza, Saina Nehwal; supports cricket team
Narendra Modi lauds Sania Mirza, Saina Nehwal; supports cricket team

 Lavishing praise on Sania Mirza and Saina Nehwal for climbing to number one in world rankings, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday also offered words of support to the country's cricketers, who were heavily criticised after their World Cup ouster last month.

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.

Saina Nehwal, PV​ Sindhu win; Parupalli​ Kashyap loses in Asia Championship
Saina Nehwal, PV​ Sindhu win; Parupalli​ Kashyap loses in Asia Championship

World No. 1 Saina Nehwal started her campaign with a hard-fought win, while P V Sindhu too continued her rampaging run but it was curtains for top men's shuttler Parupalli Kashyap at the USD 200,000 Badminton Asia Championship here on Thursday.

Saina Nehwal, P Kashyap lead Indian challenge at ABC
Saina Nehwal, P Kashyap lead Indian challenge at ABC

A rejuvenated Saina Nehwal and ace men's shuttler Parupalli Kashyap will spearhead the Indian challenge at the USD 200,000 Badminton Asia Championship, which gets underway at the Wuhan Sports Center Gymnasium here on Tuesday.

It won't be easy but I hope to be No.1 for long, says Saina Nehwal
It won't be easy but I hope to be No.1 for long, says Saina Nehwal

It won't be easy to hold her recently-acquired number one position in the world rankings but ace Indian shuttler Saina Nehwal says she is confident of a long reign at the top and is prepared to put in the extra effort for it.

Saina Nehwal regains World No.1 ranking
Saina Nehwal regains World No.1 ranking

 Ace Indian shuttler Saina Nehwal on Thursday regained the number one position in international rankings after China's Li Xuerui dropped a couple of rungs to third in the latest list issued on Thursday.

Hope more youngsters take up sports as career: Sania Mirza
Hope more youngsters take up sports as career: Sania Mirza

Back in the country after a third successive WTA title triumph which catapulted her to the top of world doubles rankings, Indian tennis ace Sania Mirza hopes that her feat would inspire youngsters to take up the sport as a career.

Saina Nehwal drops a place to World No. 2
Saina Nehwal drops a place to World No. 2

Ace Indian shuttler Saina Nehwal's stay at the top of the table was cut short as she dropped a place to be World No. 2 in the latest Badminton World Federation (BWF) rankings released on Thursday.

Saina Nehwal confident of reclaiming top spot
Saina Nehwal confident of reclaiming top spot

Far from mourning the end of her brief reign as the world number one, shuttler Saina Nehwal is happy that she at least made it to where no other non-Chinese could reach in the last four years.

Saina Nehwal skips Singapore Open, Kidambi Srikanth leads India
Saina Nehwal skips Singapore Open, Kidambi Srikanth leads India

Olympic bronze-medallist Saina Nehwal has withdrawn from USD 300,000 Singapore Open Super Series badminton tournament to recharge her batteries after competing at the highest level for the last few weeks.

Chen Long, Carolina Marin win titles in Malaysia Open
Chen Long, Carolina Marin win titles in Malaysia Open

China's Chen Long and Spain's Carolina Marin clinched the men's and women's singles titles, respectively, in the $500,000 Malaysia Open Superseries Premier badminton tournament at the Putra Stadium here on Sunday.

Malaysian Open: Clash of the titans with Chen and Lin in finals
Malaysian Open: Clash of the titans with Chen and Lin in finals

World number one Chen Long and his illustrious compatriot Lin Dan will clash in the finals of the Malaysian Open on Sunday after both Chinese shuttlers overcame their opponents at the semi-final stage on Saturday.

Saina knocked out from Malaysia Open, loses No 1 ranking
Saina knocked out from Malaysia Open, loses No 1 ranking

Ace Indian shuttler Saina Nehwal will lose her world no. 1 ranking after her gallant fight against Olympic champion Li Xuerui in the semifinals ended in heartbreak at the USD 500,000 Malaysia Open Super Series Premier badminton tournament, here on Saturday.

Chinese superstars Chen Long, Lin Dan on collision course at Malaysia Open
Chinese superstars Chen Long, Lin Dan on collision course at Malaysia Open

World number one Chen Long cruised again on Friday while his legendary compatriot Lin Dan survived a scare, but the Chinese shuttlers stayed on a collision course for the final of the Malaysia Open.

Saina Nehwal enters Malaysia Open semis
Saina Nehwal enters Malaysia Open semis

World No.1 Saina Nehwal beat Chinese Sun Yu 21-11, 18-21, 21-17 to reach the semi-finals of the $500,000 Malaysia Open Superseries Premier at the Putra Stadium here on Friday.

Saina in quarters, Prannoy, Kashyap lose in Malaysia Open
Saina in quarters, Prannoy, Kashyap lose in Malaysia Open

World No.1 Saina Nehwal reached the quarter-finals while men's singles shuttlers H.S. Prannoy and Parupalli Kashyap suffered crushing defeats in the second round of the $500,000 Malaysia Open Superseries Premier at the Putra Stadium here on Thursday.

Saina Nehwal thanks fans after officially becoming World No. 1
Saina Nehwal thanks fans after officially becoming World No. 1

As the Badminton World Federation (BWF) released its latest rankings on Thursday where ace India shuttler Saina Nehwal officially became the World No. 1, she thanked all her fans for their support.