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Chen Long ranks first in BWF Olympic qualification
Chen Long ranks first in BWF Olympic qualification

Chen Long in action during the BWF Dubai World Superseries Finals.Badminton World Federation (BWF) updated the latest 'Race to Rio' Olympic qualification rankings with Chinese shuttlers Chen Long taking first place in men's singles and Zhang Nan/Zhao Yunlei maintaining top place in mixed doubles.According to the rules of qualification, in the singles event, if all athletes from one country are ranked between 1 and 16, this countr

Jan 22 2016
Malaysia Grand Prix Gold 2016: Results
Malaysia Grand Prix Gold 2016: Results

Malaysia’s Lee Chong Wei is top seeded at the tournamentThe $120,000 Malaysia Grand Prix Gold is underway in Kuching, Sarawak. We bring you a roundup of the day’s key results.Round 1:Lee Chong Wei bt Fikri Ihsa Hadmadi 21-14, 21-15K Srikanth bt Wei Feng Chong 21-17, 21-11Subhankar Dey bt Kantaphon Wangcharoe 21-19, 21-16Ajay Jayaram bt Takuma Ueda 21-19, 21-11Sameer Verma bt Sho Sasaki 21-18, 21-18B Sai Praneeth bt Shahzan Misfahul 21

Jan 20 2016
2016 Premier Badminon League: Chennai Smashers beat Hyderabad Hunters 4-3 to maintain their winning streak
2016 Premier Badminon League: Chennai Smashers beat Hyderabad Hunters 4-3 to maintain their winning streak

PV Sindhu maintained her unbeaten runThe Chennai Smashers continued its fine run in the 2016 premier Badminton League, beating the Hyderabad Hunters 4-3 to carry on its stupendous run.Here’s how all the action unfolded: 1.Mixed Doubles: Carsten Mogensen/Jwala Gutta[HH] vs Chris Adcock/Pia Zebadiah[CS]The opening game saw the Chennai pair take the upper hand as they took a 4-1 lead before stretching it to 8-3 at the interval mark to put

Jan 10 2016
Hyderabad Hunters vs Chennai Smashers preview: Tall order for the home team
Hyderabad Hunters vs Chennai Smashers preview: Tall order for the home team

Can Jwala Gutta inspire the Hunters to their 1st win on home soil?If the Hyderabad Hunters were hoping that playing at home would bring them luck, they were in for a rude shock as a Saina Nehwal-less Awadhe Warriors edged past them for a 4-3 win at the Gachibowli indoor Stadium on Saturday. The Hunters, however, have a chance for redemption very soon as they face the Chennai Smashers on Sunday at the same venue.Can they finall

Jan 10 2016
Premier Badminton League 2016: Delhi Acers beat Hyderabad Hunters on home ground
Premier Badminton League 2016: Delhi Acers beat Hyderabad Hunters on home ground

Delhi Acers' PC Thulasi was the first in action in the night's tieHome team Delhi Acers took on the Hyderabad Hunters at Delhi’s Siri Fort at the 2016 edition of the Premier Badminton League, and as it turned out, their home advantage would be telling. Despite being pushed hard in several of the matches, they came through unscathed by a scoreline that was a little flattering to them.Here’s how the games progressed:Women’

2016 Premier  Badminton League: Delhi Acers look to start positively on home turf against Hyderabad Hunters
2016 Premier Badminton League: Delhi Acers look to start positively on home turf against Hyderabad Hunters

Lee Chong Wei will play of the two Men’s Singles ties of the nightAfter the Mumbai and Lucknow legs, the 2016 Premier Badminton League (PBL) now arrives at Delhi where the first match will see the hosts Delhi Acers locking horns with the Hyderabad Hunters. While the Lee Chong Wei-powered Hunters won the only match they have played so far, the Acers are yet to open their account.Could this be the match where their efforts finally b

Jan 7 2016
2016 Premier Badminton League: Hyderabad Hunters beat Bengaluru Top Guns despite Srikanth exploits
2016 Premier Badminton League: Hyderabad Hunters beat Bengaluru Top Guns despite Srikanth exploits

Kidambi Srikanth pulled off a terrific win over Lee Chong WeiThe Hyderabad Hunters beat the Bengaluru Top Guns 3-2 in the first match of the double header at the NSCI Stadium in Mumbai on Sunday. the hunters clinched both the Trump Matches, but the highlight of the afternoon came in the last match when Kidambi Srikanth beat Lee Chong Wei in the second Men's Singles rubber of the day.Here's how all the action unfolded:1.Women’s

Jan 3 2016
5 best sporting comebacks of 2015
5 best sporting comebacks of 2015

Some new, some old. Several players made their playing debuts this year, while others, old hands at their sports, had less than ideal seasons. Some players, however, started off 2015 in a slump, out of form, or simply unable to achieve the results they had previously been accustomed to. Management decisions affected some others, but each of these 5 players overcame all of those odds to finish 2015 on a high:

Dec 30 2015
Saina Nehwal the most expensive buy at the Premier Badminton League auctions
Saina Nehwal the most expensive buy at the Premier Badminton League auctions

Saina Nehwal was the costliest player in the auction The auctions for the second edition of the Premier Badminton League(PBL) were held on Monday and saw some prominent Indian and international players go under the hammer. Saina Nehwal proved to be the most Indian  expensive buy at the auctions, going for a whopping sum of $100000 to the Awadh Warriors from Lucknow in a last minute pre-auction bidding on Sunday night. Malaysia’s

Dec 8 2015
2015 Denmark Open Superseries Premier: Saina Nehwal returns to action; big test for the Men's Singles team
2015 Denmark Open Superseries Premier: Saina Nehwal returns to action; big test for the Men's Singles team

Seeded 1 in the competition, Saina Nehwal will look to go all the way The main draw of the Denmark Open Superseries Premier begins on Wednesday and the opening round just got all the more intriguing. Ajay Jayaram, who was set to face a qualifier in the form of Fabian Roth on Tuesday was promoted from qualifiers and  will face a tough opening round match against World No.5 and fellow countrymen Kidambi Srikanth on Wednesday. It's no

Oct 13 2015
The second edition of the Indian Badminton League to be held in January next year
The second edition of the Indian Badminton League to be held in January next year

The Hyderabad Hotshots with the inaugural IBL trophy In some extremely encouraging news for the sport in the country, the Badminton Association of India(BAI) have taken the decision of staging the second edition of the Indian Badminton League(IBL) in January 2016, the Times of India reports. The maiden edition of the tournament was held in 2013, with 6 teams in the fray and the Hyderabad Hotshots, led by World Championships runners-up Sain

Sep 25 2015
Will Lee Chong Wei finally be World Champion?
Will Lee Chong Wei finally be World Champion?

Will we see Lee Chong Wei on the podium in Jakarta? There are always players who are immediately thought of at the mention of a sport. The greats who invoke veneration and admiration from all quarters, who have played their game better than most. The mention of Badminton brings about similar thoughts about a Malaysian. What are his best achievements? An Olympic gold, World Champion title, Continental games (Asian Games here) Champion? Unfort

Aug 8 2015
2015 World Championships- Top 5 male contenders
2015 World Championships- Top 5 male contenders

Badminton’s best will start their quest of becoming the World Champion from 10th of August in the beautiful city of Jakarta. This seven-day long tournament will witness the top guns of the game battling it out against other experienced and non-experienced players The tournament, which started in 1977 was held once every three years until 1983. Later it became a bi-annual tournament till 2005. In 2006, the Badminton World Federation(BW

Aug 8 2015
2015 Canada Open: Round-up of Day 6 Results
2015 Canada Open: Round-up of Day 6 Results

Jwala Gutta and Ashwini Ponnappa won their first title after reuniting The finals of Yonex Canada Open 2015 took place on the last day of the event, Day 6. Jwala Gutta [3] and Ashwini Ponnappa of India were the champions of the women’s doubles category. Junhui Li [5] and Yuchen Liu of China were the champions of the men’s doubles category. Lee Chun Hei Reginald [2] and Chao Hoi Wah of Hong Kong were the champions of the mixed do

Jun 30 2015
2015 Canada Open-Schedule for Indian players on Friday
2015 Canada Open-Schedule for Indian players on Friday

Jwala Gutta and Ashwini Ponnappa will play their quarterfinal Apart from being a crucial blow, that being elimination of Manu Attri and Sumeeth Reddy from the competition, India had a decent Day 3 at the 2015 Canada open, with 2 out of the 3 Men’s Singles pairs progressing and the recently elevated pairing of Jwala Gutta and Ashwini Ponnappa also moving into the quarterfinals. Day 4 promises to be yet another exciting affair with som

Jun 26 2015
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