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Senior National-ranking: Kanika fightsback to tame Niranjana

For a few minutes at the V.K.K. Menon Stadium here, Niranjana Anil thought she could pull off one of the biggest upsets. The 15th seed from Kochi was leading 13-9 against Railways' top-seeded Kanika Kanwal in the women’s singles...

Yonex-Sunrise Mathrubhumi senior National-ranking badminton tournament: Ansal Yadav off to winning start

Ansal Yadav defeated Karnataka’s M.G. Hemanth in the Yonex-Sunrise Mathrubhumi senior National-ranking badminton tournament at the V.K.K. Menon indoor stadium here on Thursday evening.The men’s top-seed from UP was down 15-19 in the decider but he enjoyed a large...

More exposure in Asian and European circuits will benefit young players, says Malvika Bansod

Malvika Bansod was relatively frail a few years ago. She was a poor eater and her parents put her into kathak thinking it would help her appetite.“Still, my appetite did not increase so they wanted to put me into...

Senior National-ranking badminton: Players happy with BAI’s renewed policies

There is a spring in Shikha Gautam’s step as she surveys the qualifying action in the Yonex-Sunrise Mathrubhumi senior National-ranking badminton tournament at the V.K.K. Menon indoor stadium here.There is a change in the Badminton Association of India’s selection...

BWF Ranking: Srikanth slips to eighth, Dani jumps to 89th

Former world number one Kidambi Srikanth slipped one place to be at the eighth spot but young Harsheel Dani jumped 22 places to reach the 89th position in the latest BWF ranking released on Tuesday.Dani’s ranking was boosted by...

Badminton: Harsheel Dani clinches Dutch Open International

India’s Harsheel Dani recovered from a game down to get the better of Denmark’s Mads Christophersen to clinch the Dutch International badminton title in Wateringen, The Netherlands.Dani, a former junior national champion, clinched his maiden crown of the season...

Badminton: Kento Momota clinches Singapore Open title

Japan’s Kento Momota withstood a barrage of smashes from Indonesia’s Anthony Sinisuka Ginting to rally for a thrilling 10-21, 21-19, 21-13 victory Sunday in the Singapore Open final.The world champion struggled to contain his powerful Indonesian opponent, who was...

Singapore Open: Sindhu crashes out with defeat to Nozomi Okuhara

India's hopes at the ongoing Singapore Open ended after P.V. Sindhu crashed out following a 7-21, 11-21 defeat to World No. 3 Nozomi Okuhara in the semifinals. Earlier, the Rio Games silver-winner Sindhu trumped world No.18 and 2017 BWF...

Okuhara beats Sindhu in semis

5:09 AM ETESPN staffIndia's PV Sindhu lost in straight games to Japan's Nozomi Okuhara in the semi-finals of the Singapore Open on Saturday.World No. 3 Okuhara started on a dominant note, going up 9-1 in little time. Some errors...

As it happened – PV Sindhu loses to dominant Nozomi Okuhara in BWF Singapore...

8:57 PM ETESPN staffPV Sindhu of India lost to Nozomi Okuhara of Japan in the semifinals of the BWF Singapore Open. Follow the match, as it unfolded, here:(Please wait a few seconds for the blog to load or try...

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