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Badminton: I need funds to play more international tournaments, says Sourabh Verma

Reigning national champion Sourabh Verma has appealed for financial help, which will enable him to play more international tournaments in order to improve his current world ranking.The 26-year-old had burst into the scene with his first senior national title...

Ashmita Chaliha the rise of India’s latest badminton sensation

8:30 AM ETJonathan SelvarajESPN A few months ago, Ashmita Chaliha, as part of the Indian badminton team, got a surprise when she walked into her room at the Asian Games village in Jakarta. Unpacking her luggage inside was Saina...

Morten Frost: Yamaguchi has good chance of winning All England title

P.V. Sindhu and Saina Nehwal will be once again gunning for their elusive All England title but legendary Dane Morten Frost wants to bet on Japanese Akane Yamaguchi, walking away with the coveted silverware at the blue riband event...

‘Simple errors’ from PV Sindhu helped me win Nationals title

Saina Nehwal beat PV Sindhu in straight games in the final to retain her women's singles crown at the 83rd Senior Badminton Nationals in Guwahati on Saturday.Saina, who had won the title in 2006, 2007 and 2018, used her...

Saina Nehwal beats P. V. Sindhu in final to defend Senior Badminton Nationals title

Saina Nehwal defended her crown at the Senior Badminton Nationals, beating P.V. Sindhu in straight games in the final. This is Saina's fourth national title.The three-time former champion used her powerful smashes to telling effect, registering a 21-18 21-15...

Senior Badminton Nationals: Sourabh Verma defeats Lakshya Sen to claim national title

Sourabh Verma clinched his third Senior Badminton Nationals title, defeating young Lakshya Sen in straight games in the men's singles final in Guwahati on Sunday.The 26-year-old, who had won the title in 2011 and 2017, showed great composure and...

Railways appeals for AAI disqualification alleging participation of “ineligible players”

Railways, which finished as runner-up at the Senior National Badminton Championship, wants champion Airport Authority of India (AAI) to be disqualified, alleging that it has fielded “ineligible” players.Railway Sports Promotion Board (RSPB) has shot a letter to Badminton Association...

PV Sindhu vs Saina Nehwal live scores and updates National Badminton Championship final 2019

4:53 AM ETESPN staffPV Sindhu takes on Saina Nehwal as India's best battle it out in the women's final of the 83rd Senior national badminton championship.Sindhu beat the challenge of 19-year-old Assamese talent Ashmita Chaliha 21-10, 22-20 in her...

As it happened – Saina Nehwal beats PV Sindhu in straight games to retain...

6:03 AM ETESPN staffSaina Nehwal beat PV Sindhu 21-18, 21-15 in the women's final of the 83rd senior national badminton championships, claiming her second successive and fourth overall (2006, 2007, 2018, 2019) Nationals title. PV Sindhu had won it...

Senior National Badminton Championship: Ashmita Chaliha packs a punch against P.V. Sindhu in semifinals

Promising Assamese player Ashmita Chaliha gave ample display of her immense talent, packing a punch during her women’s singles semifinal clash with Olympic silver medallist P.V. Sindhu at the Senior Badminton Nationals here on Friday.The 19-year-old from Guwahati, who...

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