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Awadhe Warriors' Beiwen Zhang stuns PV Sindhu in PBL4

World No. 10 Beiwen Zhang stunned Olympic silver medallist PV Sindhu in the women's singles event as Awadhe Warriors took an unassailable 4-0 lead over Hyderabad Hunters in a Premier Badminton League (PBL) match at Gachibowli Indoor Stadium, Hyderabad on Friday.

Dec 29, 2018, 22:44 PM IST

PBL 4: Ivanov-Shetty, Kjaersfeldt guide Pune 7 Aces to first win

The Pune charge was led by Russia's Vladimir Ivanov and Denmark's Line Kjaersfeldt -- each of whom brought home a couple of wins to help the Season 4 debutants get their first ever victory.

Dec 29, 2018, 20:42 PM IST

North Eastern Warriors beat Mumbai Rockets to clinch first win in PBL 4

The North Eastern Warriors, who had lost their opening tie against Ahmedabad Smash Masters 1-4, needed a win to get their campaign on track and they sealed the win by taking an unassailable 3-0 lead. 

Dec 28, 2018, 08:59 AM IST

Hyderabad Hunters claim maiden title in PBL 3

Hyderabad Hunters overcame a fighting Bengaluru Blasters 4-3 in a thrilling summit clash to claim their maiden title at the third Premier Badminton League (PBL) here tonight.

Jan 15, 2018, 00:30 AM IST

Bengaluru Blasters set up PBL final date with Hyderabad Hunters

Bengaluru Blasters set up a potentially explosive championship match with Hyderabad Hunters after notching up a hard-fought victory over Ahmedabad Smash Masters in the second semifinal of the third Premier Badminton League on Saturday.

Jan 14, 2018, 14:06 PM IST

PBL: Chennai Smashers beat Bengaluru Blasters to keep semifinal hopes alive

P V Sindhu's Chennai Smashers beat Bengaluru Blasters 3-2 in a Premier Badminton League (PBL) match on Monday to keep alive their slim hopes of advancing to the knockout stages.

Jan 09, 2018, 15:46 PM IST

PBL-3: PV Sindhu beats world No.1 Tai Tzu Ying as Chennai Smashers win

Home team superstar and Olympic 2016 silver medallist Sindhu defeated world No.1 women`s singles player Tai Tzu Ying 15-11, 10-15, 15-12 to pull Chennai level 1-1.

Jan 07, 2018, 15:05 PM IST

Tai Tzu Ying is like some ninja warrior, feels ace shuttler HS Prannoy

Prannoy feels there is always something to learn from Tai Tzu, whether she is on the court or off it.

Jan 03, 2018, 17:26 PM IST

'I need more time to get to full fitness,' says ace shuttler Saina Nehwal

The 2012 London Olympics bronze medallist shuttler said she was doing the training part but would need to strengthen herself while playing.

Dec 31, 2017, 14:54 PM IST

New techniques behind India's badminton success: Tian Houwei

Indian badminton is experiencing a golden period and the reason behind the spiralling success is the zeal of young players to experiment with new techniques, feels world number 22 Tian Houwei.

Dec 31, 2017, 12:54 PM IST

PBL: Saina Nehwal leads Awadhe Warriors' 4-3 win over North Eastern Warriors

Saina Nehwal scripted a sensational comeback win over Canada's Michelle Li to guide Awadhe Warriors to a superb 4-3 victory over newcomers North Eastern Warriors in the third Premier Badminton League (PBL) here on Saturday.

Dec 31, 2017, 09:56 AM IST

HS Prannoy shines as Ahmedabad Smash Masters beat Hyderabad Hunters in PBL

Prannoy beat fellow Indian Sai Praneeth 15-10, 15-8 in the second men's singles to give his team an unassailable 4-1 lead in the tie.

Dec 30, 2017, 13:40 PM IST

PBL 2017: Bengaluru Blasters thrash Delhi Dashers 4-2

Delhi, who had lost their opening match 1-4 to Mumbai Rockets in Guwahati, then put their faith on Sung Ji Hyun, a bronze medallist at the 2015 World Championship, and the World No. 6 Korean overcame 2014 Commonwealth Games silver medallist and World No. 16 Kristy Gilmour 15-10, 8-15, 15-5 in their Trump match to bring her team back into the contest.

Dec 28, 2017, 22:31 PM IST

Spanish badminton star Carolina Marin keen to regain World No.1 rank in 2018

The reigning Olympic champion and two-time World champion finished runners-up thrice – in India, Malaysia and Singapore – losing to P.V. Sindhu in Delhi and on the remaining two occasions to Chinese Taipei star Tai Tzu Ying.

Dec 28, 2017, 16:15 PM IST

PV Sindhu's New Year wish: Number one rank in 2018

Olympic silver medallist PV Sindhu is eyeing the world No. 1 position next season but said she will not lose sleep over rankings as consistent performances will automatically earn her the numero uno spot.

Dec 28, 2017, 12:06 PM IST

Chennai Smashers beat Mumbai Rockets for first win of PBL-3

Defending champions Chennai Smashers clinched their maiden win of the third season of the Premier Badminton League (PBL) after beating Mumbai Rockets 4-3 in the opener of the Delhi leg of Rs 6 crore PBL at the Siri Fort Sports Complex here on Wednesday.

Dec 28, 2017, 09:18 AM IST

PBL: Sameer Verma wins to put Mumbai Rockets ahead vs Delhi Dashers

Sameer outplayed the Dashers's trump player Vincent 15-11, 15-11 to not only fetch the additional point for his team but also push the Delhi team into negative territory.

Dec 26, 2017, 09:24 AM IST

PBL 2017: Carolina Marin inspires Hyderabad Hunters to their first victory

The North East Warriors, supported by a large number of vociferous fans, took the first two matches to the distance but failed to deliver the knockout blow.

Dec 24, 2017, 22:26 PM IST

Awadhe Warriors shock defending champions Chennai Smashers in 2017 Pro Badminton League opener

Awadhe Warriors overcame the last-minute pullout of star player Saina Nehwal owing to an injury, as they stunned defending champions Chennai Smashers in the Premier Badminton League opener. 

Dec 24, 2017, 14:41 PM IST

Saina Nehwal misses PBL-3 opener against PV Sindhu due to ankle niggle

Awadhe Warriors' star attraction Sania Nehwal was ruled out of the opening match of the 3rd Premier Badminton League (PBL) against Chennai Smashers on Saturday, here, as she had not fully recovered from a right ankle niggle.

Dec 23, 2017, 21:16 PM IST