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    Hopes high from Indian shuttlers at Commonwealth Games
    Glasgow, July 21 : With defending champion Saina Nehwal skipping the 20th Commonwealth Games, India will be pinning their hopes on P.V. Sindhu, Parupalli Kashyap and the pair of Jwala Gutta and Ashwini Ponnappa to repeat their success in badminton that they achieved four years ago at home.

    Sara selected for World Universities Badminton
    Aligarh, July 21 : Young badminton player Sara Naqvi, who represents Aligarh Muslim University (AMU), has been selected for the World Universities Badminton Championship to be held from July 23 to 29 in Cordoba, Spain.

    Saina Nehwal pulls out of Commonwealth Games
    New Delhi, July 18 : India's chances of winning a gold in badminton at the Glasgow Commonwealth Games starting July 23 got a major jolt as defending champion Saina Nehwal Friday pulled out of women's singles event.

    Badminton to test 5x11 scoring system in Indonesia
    Kuala Lumpur, July 16 : The Indonesia International Challenge to be held in Jakarta between Aug 12 and 16 will be the first of the 31 badminton tournaments to test the 5x11 experimental scoring system this year.

    India seeded third at CWG badminton
    Glasgow, July 14 : The Indian badminton squad for the mixed team event has been seeded third at the Commonwealth Games to be held here from July 23 to Aug 3. Badminton will feature on 11 days of the Games, starting July 24.

    M.S. Swaminathan, Saina Nehwal named ICRISAT goodwill ambassador
    Hyderabad, July 14 : The International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics (ICRISAT) has named eminent agricultural scientist M.S. Swaminathan and badminton star Saina Nehwal its ambassadors of goodwill.

    IBL has given fillip to badminton: Jwala Gutta
    Kolkata, July 13 : Observing that the Indian Badminton League (IBL) has given a much needed boost to the game, ace shuttler Jwala Gutta Sunday exuded confidence about doing well in the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, Scotland, beginning July 23.

    Jwala Gutta roots for Argentina
    Kolkata July 13 : A self-confessed fan of Argentine greats Diego Maradona and Lionel Messi, Indian badminton ace Jwala Gutta is hopeful of the Latin American nation emerging winners in the soccer World Cup final early Monday.

    Prakash Padukone sceptical of BWF new badminton points format
    Bangalore, Jul 9 : Ace badminton star Prakash Padukone expressed doubts about the new format planned by Badminton World Federation (BWF) by introducing a 11 points - five game scoring pattern to popularise the game.

    Ongole to host men badminton doubles tourney
    Hyderabad, Jul 6 : The Andhra Pradesh Badminton Association (APBA) is to conduct the Butchepalli Kamalakar Reddy Memorial State Open prize-money doubles championship for men at Hyder Club in Ongole on July 11 and 12.

    Shock exits for Prannoy, Rituparna
    Hyderabad, Jul 6 : Second seeded Prannoy H S and third seeded local hope Rituparna Das crashed out of the All India Senior Ranking Badminton Tournament-2014 at FNCC courts here.

    Seeds tumble like nine pins
    Hyderabad, July 4 : Seedings in the ongoing All India Senior Ranking badminton tournament-2014 went awry on Friday, a day that saw some sensational reversals in both men and women pre-quarterfinals.

    Anand Pawar crashes out of Canada Open Grand Prix
    Vancouver, Jul 3 : India's campaign at the Canada Open Grand Prix badminton tournament ended on a sour note after Anand Pawar crashed out of the men's singles quarter-final here.

    'Sachin' of hockey laments crickets' dominance
    Rajkot, Jul 03 - Arjuna Award winner and former ace striker Dhanraj Pillay, who was once dubbed as the 'Sachin Tendulkar' of Indian hockey, has lamented the state of affairs in our country where barring cricket, youth are not much interested in games like football, badminton or hockey.

    Danish badminton has a special flavour
    By Sandip Sikdar, New Delhi, June 30 : Denmark is synonymous with badminton - and not inappropriately the country's official website for the sport is simply

    Saina Nehwal clinches Australian Super Series
    Sydney, June 29 : The golden girl of Indian badminton Saina Nehwal, who had won a bronze medal in the Olympics two years ago, on Sunday clinched the Australian Super Series here by beating Carolina Marin of Spain on Sunday, thus giving herself the momentum to fight touch challenges in the year ...

    Saina Nehwal beats Marin in straight-game to win Australian Open ...
    Sydney, June 29 : Indian badminton ace Saina Nehwal bagged the USD 750,000 Australian Open Super Series women's single title as she defeated World Number 11 Carolina Marin in a straight-game victory on Sunday.

    Saina Nehwal first non-Chinese to win Super Series in 2014
    Sydney, June 29 : India's Saina Nehwal became the first non-Chinese shuttler to win a women's singles Super Series title in 2014 after clinching the Australian Badminton Open at the State Sports Centre here Sunday.

    Saina Nehwal wins Australian Open, second title of 2014
    Sydney, June 29 : Top Indian top shuttler Saina Nehwal drubbed Spain's Carolina Marin here Sunday to clinch the women's singles title of the Australian Badminton Open, her first Super Series title in over a year-and-a-half and her second crown of the year.

    Saina Nehwal beats China's Shixian Wang to enter Australian Super ...
    Sydney, June 28 : Indian badminton ace Saina Nehwal entered the finals of the USD 750,000 Australian Super Series on Saturday after defeating World Number two and top seed Chinese Shixian Wang.

    Saina Nehwal reaches Australian Open semis
    Sydney, June 27 : Indian badminton star Saina Nehwal reached the semi-final of the Star Australian Super Series by beating Eriko Hirose of Japan here on Friday.

    Saina in semis, Sindhu out of Australian Open
    Sydney, June 27 : While India's Olympic bronze medallist Saina Nehwal marched into the women's singles semi-finals, compatriot P.V. Sindhu had to bite the dust as her campaign came to an end in the quarter-finals of the $750,000 Australian Badminton Open Super Series here Friday.

    Saina Nehwal marches into Australian Open semis
    Sydney, June 27 : India's Olympic bronze medallist Saina Nehwal marched into the women's singles semi-finals of the $750,000 Australian Badminton Open Super Series at the States Sports Centre here Friday.

    Saina, Sindhu in quarters of Australian Open
    Sydney, June 26 : India's top shuttlers Saina Nehwal and P.V.Sindhu booked their quarterfinal berths with comfortable wins at The Star Australian Badminton Open 2014 here Thursday.

    Saina, Sindhu enter Round 2 of Australian Open
    Sydney, June 25 : Indian badminton stars Saina Nehwal and P.V. Sindhu moved into the women's singles second round after earning wins in their openers at the $750,000 Australian Open Super Series here Wednesday.

    Li-Ning named title sponsor of BWF World Championships
    Kuala Lumpur, June 25 : Sport apparel and equipment company Li-Ning was Wednesday named the title sponsor of the World Badminton Championships to be held in Copenhagen from Aug 25-31.

    Saina, Sindhu enter Round 2 of Australian Open
    Sydney, June 25 : Indian badminton stars Saina Nehwal and P.V. Sindhu moved into the women's singles second round after earning wins in their respective openers at the $750,000 Australian Open Super Series here Wednesday.

    Indian pairs qualify for Australian Open main draw
    Sydney, June 24 : Two Indian mixed doubles pairs qualified for the main draw of the $750,000 Australian Badminton Open Super Series by beating their opponents at the States Sports Centre here Tuesday.

    Internationals to play in Savithri Devi Saboo memorial badminton ...
    Kozhikode, Jun 23 : Internationals J K Malavika, Sruti K P, Farra Methar and Arjun M R would be among 450 players vying for honours in the 12th Smt. Savithri Devi Saboo Memorial All Kerala Junior Ranking Prize Money Badminton Tournament beginning here on June 25.

    Saina Nehwal drops to World No.9
    New Delhi, June 19 : Olympic bronze medallist Saina Nehwal's decision to skip the Japan Open Super Series has cost her a place in the latest women's singles rankings released by the Badminton World Federation (BWF) Thursday.

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