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Thomas & Uber Cup 2016: Men whitewashed by Indonesia, Women put valiant show against Japan
Thomas & Uber Cup 2016: Men whitewashed by Indonesia, Women put valiant show against Japan

Sourabh Varma’s performance deserves appreciation from every corridorThomas Cup:Indonesia’s singles stalwart Tommy Sugiarto took the day off which meant Ajay Jayaram got to face Christie Jonatan in what would be his last appearance at the 29th edition of Thomas Cup. Despite the opponents being seeded relatively close to each other, the match failed to deliver as per expectations with the Indonesian having his way via a seamless 2

May 18 2016
Preview: Thomas Cup - India vs Indonesia; Uber Cup - India vs Japan
Preview: Thomas Cup - India vs Indonesia; Uber Cup - India vs Japan

Saina Nehwal’s clash with Nozomi Okuhara is the match to watch out forThomas Cup 2016:India’s men, so far, have not managed to get a grip on proceedings here at Kunshan. Having lost both their matches with 2-3 scorelines, against Thailand and Hong Kong, they now find themselves languishing at the bottom of standings in Group B. It is in such a scenario that they face fourth seeds Indonesia, in what is likely to be another challenging

May 17 2016
Thomas & Uber Cup 2016: Indian eves seize second 5-0, men's team falter again
Thomas & Uber Cup 2016: Indian eves seize second 5-0, men's team falter again

19-year-old Ruthvika Shivani Gadde has been excellent in the tournament so far(Photo Courtesy:Badminton Photo)India’s Thomas & Uber Cup campaign continues to be a bittersweet affair as the men’s team were handed a second consecutive victory while our women pulled off another clean sweep at the Kunshan Sports Centre Stadium today.Thomas Cup:In the Thomas Cup, following their opening day loss to Thailand, India would’ve wished

May 17 2016
Thomas Cup 2016: India start with a loss to Thailand
Thomas Cup 2016: India start with a loss to Thailand

Sourabh Varma secured a win for IndiaA weakened Indian team fought valiantly but it was not enough as they slumped to a 2-3 defeat to Thailand in their Group B opener at the BWF Thomas & Uber Cup Finals 2016 in Kunshan, China on Sunday. While Sai Praneeth and Sourabh Varma brought home wins in singles, World No. 21 Ajay Jayaram’s massive effort went in vain.After losing the first game to the 26th ranked Tanongsak Saensomboonsuk, Jayaram

May 16 2016
Preview: 2016 Thomas & Uber Cup, Kunshan
Preview: 2016 Thomas & Uber Cup, Kunshan

A jubilant Japanese men’s team celebrate their maiden Thomas Cup in 2014.As the second week of May comes to a close, leading shuttlers from all over the world brace themselves for the much-awaited 2016 Thomas & Uber Cup that flags off tomorrow at the Kunshan Sports Centre in China. Returning to the badminton powerhouse nation after a gap of four years, the prestigious tournament will be making its 29th appearance wit

HS Prannoy ruled out of upcoming Thomas Cup due to toe injury
HS Prannoy ruled out of upcoming Thomas Cup due to toe injury

HS Prannoy had already won the Swiss Open Grand Prix Gold title in March this yearWith less than a week remaining for the 2016 Thomas Cup to flag off, India’s HS Prannoy has been declared medically unfit to play any further role on the court for the Indian team at the tournament.The 23-year-old shuttler who had already won the Swiss Open Grand Prix Gold title earlier this year picked up a toe injury towards the end of April. Thoug

May 11 2016
Indian shuttlers Jwala Gutta and Ashwini Ponappa rise one spot in world doubles ranking
Indian shuttlers Jwala Gutta and Ashwini Ponappa rise one spot in world doubles ranking

Jwala Gutta (L) and Ashwini Ponappa are India’s hopeful in the Rio OlympicsThe 2010 Commonwealth Games champion duo of Jwala Gutta and Ashwini Ponappa rose one rung to No.14 in the Badminton World Federation (BWF) rankings in women's doubles while the men's doubles combo of Manu Attri and B. Sumeeth Reddy slipped a spot to be positioned at the 20th spot.In men's singles, H.S. Prannoy jumped two places to reach the 25th spot whil

May 5 2016
Saina Nehwal, PV Sindhu advance; Srikanth crashes out of India Open
Saina Nehwal, PV Sindhu advance; Srikanth crashes out of India Open

Saina Nehwal in action against Tanvi Lad during the India Open 2016 Badminton.There were contrasting fortunes for the two defending singles champions at the $300,000 Yonex Sunrise India Open Superseries on Wednesday as Saina Nehwal advanced while Kidambi Srikanth exited in the first round. Joining Nehwal in the second round was the Malaysia Masters champion, PV Sindhu.The second-seeded Saina put up a clinical performance to dismiss compatriot Tan

Mar 31 2016
Saina Nehwal drops to No. 6; Sameer Verma rises to career-best 36th
Saina Nehwal drops to No. 6; Sameer Verma rises to career-best 36th

Saina fell three places in the latest BWF World RankingsThere were various highs and lows for Indian shuttlers in the latest BWF World Rankings released on Thursday. India’s golden girl Saina Nehwal suffered a slide of three places to drop down to No. 6 after succumbing in the quarter-finals of the All England Championships last week.The start of the 2016 season has not been kind to Nehwal who turned 26 on Thursday. She was forced to withdr

Mar 18 2016
2016 Swiss Open Grand Prix Gold: Saina Nehwal to lead India's charge in Basel; Srikanth opts out
2016 Swiss Open Grand Prix Gold: Saina Nehwal to lead India's charge in Basel; Srikanth opts out

Saina Nehwal will lead India’s chargeIt may only be a Grand Prix Gold(GPG) event, but with just over 45 days to go for the qualifying dates for Rio 2016 to end, the Swiss Open GPG will assume larger significance for a lot of players.India will have a slightly weakened lineup in the Men’s Singles with last year’s champion Kidambi Srikanth pulling out of the competition and Parupalli Kashyap yet to recover from his injury and so t

Mar 15 2016
Indonesia beat India to progress to Badminton Asia Team Championships 2016
Indonesia beat India to progress to Badminton Asia Team Championships 2016

Kidambi Srikanth took India’s only victory of the nightThe Indonesian men’s badminton side beat India 3-1 in their tie at the Gachibowli International Stadium in Hyderabad today to progress to the finals of the Badminton Asia Team Championships.The women’s side crashed out in yesterday’s quarterfinals after being routed 0-3 by a dominant Korean side.Indian ace shuttler Kidambi Srikanth played the first match of the tie, go

Feb 20 2016
Men through, women unlucky at Badminton Asia Team Championships quarter-finals
Men through, women unlucky at Badminton Asia Team Championships quarter-finals

India’s Jwala Gutta and Ashwini Ponnappa were unsuccessful todayThe Indian contingent at the 2016 Badminton Asia Team Championships in Hyderabad saw mixed fortunes today.While the men progressed to the semi-finals, beating their Malaysian rivals 3-2, the women were not as lucky, with their Korean rivals winning the first three matches of the tie on the trot, with the result that the final two were not necessary. Men’s results:The

Feb 19 2016
Badminton Asia Team Championships: India men beat China 3-2, women lose 0-5 to Japan
Badminton Asia Team Championships: India men beat China 3-2, women lose 0-5 to Japan

Kidambi Srikanth in an earlier competitionIndia men's team defeated China 3-2 while the women's team went down 0-5 to Japan in the Badminton Asia Team Championships at the Gachibowli Indoor Stadium on Thursday.Kidambi Srikanth, Ajay Jayaram and H.S. Prannoy won their respective singles matches in the men's category to give the hosts victory. But India lost the two doubles matches.India's men's and women's teams have alread

Feb 19 2016
Badminton Asia Team Championships: India beat China 3-2 in the men's category
Badminton Asia Team Championships: India beat China 3-2 in the men's category

World No. 9 Srikanth outclassed China's Houwei Tian 21-11, 21-17.India defeated China 3-2 in the men's category of the Badminton Asia Team Championships at the Gachibowli Indoor Stadium here on Thursday.Kidambi Srikanth, Ajay Jayaram, and H.S. Prannoy won their respective singles matches to give the hosts victory. India lost the two doubles matches.INDIA's Men's Team defeat CHINA 3-2 at the Badminton Asia Team Championsh

Feb 18 2016
Shuttlers Srikanth and Sindhu shine as India clinch gold in South Asian Games
Shuttlers Srikanth and Sindhu shine as India clinch gold in South Asian Games

Srikanth defeated Buwanaka Goonathileka of Sri Lanka 21-14, 21-14India's badminton team on Monday clinched gold in the men and women's championship of the 12th South Asian Games at the North Eastern Hill University, Sports Authority of India, Special Area Games, Shillong.The battle at the badminton arena was mainly between India and Sri Lanka. The Indian shuttlers were in an aggressive mode, leaving no room for their rivals to make t

Feb 8 2016
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