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Saina Nehwal blew away four match points to lose 19-21 21-9-20-22 to world No. 2 Akane Yamaguchi in the opening match as India were thrashed 0-5 by Japan to bow out of the Uber Cup badminton.(AFP)

India women’s badminton team thrashed 0-5 by Japan, bow out of Uber Cup

PTI, Bangkok | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON MAY 23, 2018 05:47 PM IST
Saina Nehwal squandered four match points as India’s women team were thrashed 0-5 by Japan to bow out of the Uber Cup after the men’s team were hammered 0-5 by China to be eliminated from the Thomas Cup.
Indian badminton ace Saina Nehwal won her women’s singles match in Uber Cup in Bangkok on Monday.(AFP)
Indian badminton ace Saina Nehwal won her women’s singles match in Uber Cup in Bangkok on Monday.(AFP)

Indian badminton players demolish Australia in Thomas & Uber Cup

Press Trust of India, Bangkok | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON MAY 21, 2018 11:32 PM IST
The Indian men’s and women’s badminton teams defeated Australia in the Thomas and Uber Cup in Bangkok on Monday.
Indian badminton ace Saina Nehwal will lead the charge at the Uber Cup in Bangkok.(PTI)
Indian badminton ace Saina Nehwal will lead the charge at the Uber Cup in Bangkok.(PTI)

Uphill task for Indian badminton players at Thomas and Uber Cup

Press Trust of India, Bangkok | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON MAY 19, 2018 11:27 PM IST
India have fielded a depleted badminton squad for the Thomas Cup and Uber Cup, simultaneously taking place in Bangkok.
Indian badminton players from top left - H.S Prannoy, Kidambi Srikanth, P.V. Sindhu, Chirag Chandrashekhar Shetty, from bottom left, Pranaav Jerry Chopra, Sikki Reddy, Saina Nehwal, Satwiksairaj Rankireddy and Ashwin Ponnappa won medals during the 2018 Commonwealth Games.(AP)
Indian badminton players from top left - H.S Prannoy, Kidambi Srikanth, P.V. Sindhu, Chirag Chandrashekhar Shetty, from bottom left, Pranaav Jerry Chopra, Sikki Reddy, Saina Nehwal, Satwiksairaj Rankireddy and Ashwin Ponnappa won medals during the 2018 Commonwealth Games.(AP)

Badminton legend Nandu Natekar hails ‘golden generation’ of Indian players

Press Trust of India, Mumbai | By Press Trust of India
PUBLISHED ON MAY 13, 2018 12:23 PM IST
Badminton legend Nandu Natekar endorsed another great Prakash Padukone’s view that badminton is going through a golden era in the country.
“She is the one who can take place of all others but her place cannot be taken by any other,” posted Sachin Tendulkar on Twitter on the occasion of Mothers Day.(PTI)
“She is the one who can take place of all others but her place cannot be taken by any other,” posted Sachin Tendulkar on Twitter on the occasion of Mothers Day.(PTI)

Sachin Tendulkar, Saina Nehwal lead Mothers Day wishes on Twitter

Hindustan Times, Mumbai | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON MAY 13, 2018 12:00 PM IST
From Sachin Tendulkar to Saina Nehwal, take a look at some of the best Mother’s day messages posted on Twitter by sportspeople.
Indian badminton player Kidambi Srikanth is among others who will skip the upcoming Thomas Cup and Uber Cup in Bangkok.(AFP)
Indian badminton player Kidambi Srikanth is among others who will skip the upcoming Thomas Cup and Uber Cup in Bangkok.(AFP)

Kidambi Srikanth, PV Sindhu rested for Thomas, Uber Cup badminton

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON MAY 08, 2018 11:43 PM IST
India’s top players, including Kidambi Srikanth and PV Sindhu, will skip the Thomas and Uber Cup badminton competitions in a bid to space out their schedule in the build-up to the World Championships and the 2018 Asian Games.
Indian badminton player B Sai Praneeth will lead India’s charge at the Australian Open.(AFP)
Indian badminton player B Sai Praneeth will lead India’s charge at the Australian Open.(AFP)

B Sai Praneeth to spearhead Indian challenge at Australian Open badminton

Press Trust of India, Sydney | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON MAY 08, 2018 09:30 PM IST
B Sai Praneeth will lead Indian badminton’s charge at the Australian Open which will take place in Sydney this week.
Saina Nehwal recently defeated world number 1 PV Sindhu to win the Commonwealth Games gold.(Getty Images)
Saina Nehwal recently defeated world number 1 PV Sindhu to win the Commonwealth Games gold.(Getty Images)

Saina Nehwal happy with new momentum, targets Asiad medal

New Delhi | By Sandip Sikdar
UPDATED ON MAY 05, 2018 11:47 PM IST
India’s former world No 1, who beat PV Sindhu for the Commonwealth Games gold and claimed a Badminton Asian Championships bronze, has set her sights on the Asian Games.
Saina Nehwal and PV Sindhu won the gold and silver medals respectively in the 2018 Commonwealth Games in Gold Coast.(PTI)
Saina Nehwal and PV Sindhu won the gold and silver medals respectively in the 2018 Commonwealth Games in Gold Coast.(PTI)

Saina Nehwal, PV Sindhu are precious diamonds, says coach Pullela Gopichand

Press Trust of India, New Delhi | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON MAY 05, 2018 04:28 PM IST
Saina Nehwal and PV Sindhu earned high praise from their coach Pullela Gopichand after their brilliant performances in the 2018 Commonwealth Games in Gold Coast.
Indian badminton player Kidambi Srikanth is ranked No.3 in the latest rankings.(AFP)
Indian badminton player Kidambi Srikanth is ranked No.3 in the latest rankings.(AFP)

Kidambi Srikanth climbs to 3rd, Saina Nehwal back in top-10 in badminton rankings

New Delhi | By Indo-Asian News Service
UPDATED ON MAY 03, 2018 11:21 PM IST
While Kidambi Srikanth and HS Prannoy are ranked 3rd and 8th in men’s singles rankings, PV Sindhu and Saina Nehwal are 3rd and 10th in women’s badminton rankings.
Ashwini Ponnappa was a part of the Indian side which won its first-ever gold medal in a mixed team event at the Commonwealth Games this year.(REUTERS)
Ashwini Ponnappa was a part of the Indian side which won its first-ever gold medal in a mixed team event at the Commonwealth Games this year.(REUTERS)

Ashwini Ponnappa relishing Commonwealth Games success after Rio Olympics failure

Press Trust of India, New Delhi | By Press Trust of India
PUBLISHED ON MAY 01, 2018 05:38 PM IST
Everything seems to be falling in place for Ashwini Ponnappa following the Commonwealth Games success but it wasn’t so two years back when she and Jwala Gutta had failed to win a single match at the Rio Olympics.
India's Saina Nehwal lost in the women’ singles semi-finals at the Badminton Asia Championships in Wuhan on Saturday.(AFP)
India's Saina Nehwal lost in the women’ singles semi-finals at the Badminton Asia Championships in Wuhan on Saturday.(AFP)

Valiant Saina Nehwal, HS Prannoy lose in Badminton Asia Championships semis

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON APR 28, 2018 04:15 PM IST
Both Saina Nehwal and HS Prannoy fought valiantly before losing in their respective semi-finals at the Badminton Asia Championships on Saturday.
India's Saina Nehwal entered the women’s singles semi-finals of the Badminton Asia Championships in Wuhan on Friday.(AFP)
India's Saina Nehwal entered the women’s singles semi-finals of the Badminton Asia Championships in Wuhan on Friday.(AFP)

Saina Nehwal enters semis, Kidambi Srikanth exits Badminton Asia Championships

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON APR 27, 2018 04:20 PM IST
While Saina Nehwal progressed to the semis, Kidambi Srikanth lost in straight games in the quarterfinals at the Badminton Asia Championships.
Saina Nehwal and Kidambi Srikanth won their opening matches at the Asia Badminton Championship on Wednesday.(PTI)
Saina Nehwal and Kidambi Srikanth won their opening matches at the Asia Badminton Championship on Wednesday.(PTI)

Saina Nehwal, Kidambi Srikanth reach Asia Badminton Championship second round

Press Trust of India, Wuhan | By Press Trust of India
PUBLISHED ON APR 25, 2018 05:01 PM IST
Saina Nehwal and PV Sindhu registered straight game victories over their respective rivals to enter the second round while Kidambi Srikanth had to fight it out in his men’s singles opener at the Asia Badminton Championship
Pooja Sahastrabuddhe, CWG 2018 gold medallist.(HT PHOTO)
Pooja Sahastrabuddhe, CWG 2018 gold medallist.(HT PHOTO)

CWG performance will change face of Indian table tennis, says CWG 2018 gold medallist Pooja Sahastrabuddhe

Hindustan Times, Pune | By Ashish Phadnis
PUBLISHED ON APR 23, 2018 11:26 PM IST
The way Saina Nehwal and PV Sindhu changed the scenario for badminton, the recent performance in the Gold Coast Commonwealth Games 2018 (CWG) will change the face of Indian table tennis, feels Pooja Sahastrabuddhe, ranked as India’s No. 4 in the sport. 
Manika Batra did not use her phone during the Commonwealth Games to stay focused.(HT Photo)
Manika Batra did not use her phone during the Commonwealth Games to stay focused.(HT Photo)

More to Commonwealth Games 2018 star Manika Batra than table tennis

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Avishek Roy
UPDATED ON APR 22, 2018 10:37 AM IST
Manika Batra, who won four medals at the recently concluded Commonwealth Games at Gold Coast, says she unwinds by following her passion dancing, and copes with defeats by doing meditation.
The Indian badminton squad secured the team gold for the first time in the history of the Commonwealth Games during the 2018 edition in Gold Coast.(Twitter)
The Indian badminton squad secured the team gold for the first time in the history of the Commonwealth Games during the 2018 edition in Gold Coast.(Twitter)

P Gopichand hails Indian badminton depth following Commonwealth Games success

PTI, Hyderabad | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON APR 17, 2018 11:27 PM IST
Pullela Gopichand has said India never dreamt of winning the team gold in the Commonwealth Games and this victory gave him belief of the immense depth in Indian badminton.
Manika Batra (R) was one of the biggest positives for India at the 2018 Gold Coast Commonwealth Games as she won two gold, one silver and one bronze medal in table tennis.(REUTERS)
Manika Batra (R) was one of the biggest positives for India at the 2018 Gold Coast Commonwealth Games as she won two gold, one silver and one bronze medal in table tennis.(REUTERS)

2018 Gold Coast Commonwealth Games: The hits and misses

Hindustan Times, Gold Coast | By B Shrikant
UPDATED ON APR 16, 2018 08:12 PM IST
A look at the hits and misses at the 2018 Commonwealth Games in Gold Coast that ended on Sunday evening
Saina Nehwal said she did not have enough rest for her matches after her father was denied entry into the 2018 Commonwealth Games Village.(Saina Nehwal Twitter)
Saina Nehwal said she did not have enough rest for her matches after her father was denied entry into the 2018 Commonwealth Games Village.(Saina Nehwal Twitter)

For two days, I did not sleep - Saina Nehwal on her father being denied entry to Games Village

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent/Agencies
UPDATED ON APR 16, 2018 05:27 PM IST
Saina Nehwal said she has no regrets about “standing up for her father” in the Games Village accommodation controversy where she threatened to pull out of the 2018 Commonwealth Games.
Women's singles gold medallist Saina Nehwal and silver medallist PV Sindhu pose with the tricolour at the 2018 Commonwealth Games in Gold Coast on Sunday.(PTI)
Women's singles gold medallist Saina Nehwal and silver medallist PV Sindhu pose with the tricolour at the 2018 Commonwealth Games in Gold Coast on Sunday.(PTI)

In battle between Saina Nehwal and PV Sindhu, Indian badminton the winner

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Sandip Sikdar
UPDATED ON APR 16, 2018 08:44 AM IST
Saina Nehwal defeated PV Sindhu to clinch the women’s singles gold at the 2018 Commonwealth Games on Sunday.
Former Jamaican sprinter Usain Bolts plays the DJ during the closing ceremony of the 2018 Commonwealth Games (CWG 2018) in Gold Coast on Sunday.(REUTERS)
Former Jamaican sprinter Usain Bolts plays the DJ during the closing ceremony of the 2018 Commonwealth Games (CWG 2018) in Gold Coast on Sunday.(REUTERS)

Usain Bolt the DJ spins tracks as 2018 Commonwealth Games come to a close

Agence France-Presse, Gold Coast | By Agence France-Presse
UPDATED ON APR 15, 2018 07:29 PM IST
Usain Bolt made a surprise appearance on the decks as the 2018 Commonwealth Games (CWG 2018) in Gold Coast closed with a colourful ceremony with references to Aboriginal culture -- although indigenous protests continued outside.
Women's singles gold medallist Saina Nehwal and silver medallist PV Sindhu during the medal ceremony at the 2018 Commonwealth Games in Gold Coast, Australia on Sunday.(PTI)
Women's singles gold medallist Saina Nehwal and silver medallist PV Sindhu during the medal ceremony at the 2018 Commonwealth Games in Gold Coast, Australia on Sunday.(PTI)

2018 Commonwealth Games: Sachin Tendulkar showers praise on Saina Nehwal, PV Sindhu

Hindustan Times, Mumbai | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON APR 15, 2018 09:29 PM IST
Saina Nehwal and PV Sindhu bagged gold and silver medals respectively in women’s singles badminton in Commonwealth Games. Their efforts were lauded by Sachin Tendulkar, President Ramnath Kovind, Prime Minister Narendra Modi and others
India’s Saina Nehwal (L) and PV Sindhu after the women's singles badminton final at Carrara Sports Hall during the 2018 Commonwealth Games on the Gold Coast, Australia on April 15, 2018.(AP)
India’s Saina Nehwal (L) and PV Sindhu after the women's singles badminton final at Carrara Sports Hall during the 2018 Commonwealth Games on the Gold Coast, Australia on April 15, 2018.(AP)

2018 Commonwealth Games: Young, old ‘shine bright like a diamond’ in India’s eventful campaign

Press Trust of India, Gold Coast | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON APR 15, 2018 11:57 PM IST
Saina Nehwal won a gold medal in the 2018 Commonwealth Games badminton final against PV Sindhu. Her triumph marked a remarkable end to India’s 2018 Commonwealth Games campaign with 66 medals won in total in Gold Coast
Saina Nehwal emerged victorious over PV Sindhu to win the women’s singles badminton gold medal in the 2018 Commonwealth Games in Gold Coast on Sunday.(AFP)
Saina Nehwal emerged victorious over PV Sindhu to win the women’s singles badminton gold medal in the 2018 Commonwealth Games in Gold Coast on Sunday.(AFP)

2018 Commonwealth Games: Saina Nehwal beats PV Sindhu to win gold; Kidambi Srikanth settles for silver

Hindustan Times, Gold Coast | By B Shrikant
UPDATED ON APR 15, 2018 06:51 PM IST
Saina Nehwal emerged victorious over PV Sindhu to win the women’s singles badminton gold medal in the 2018 Commonwealth Games in Gold Coast on Sunday. However, Kidambi Srikanth could only settle for silver as he lost to Malaysia’s Lee Chong Wei.
Saina Nehwal beat PV Sindhu in the 2018 Commonwealth Games (CWG 2018) badminton women’s singles final in Gold Coast today. Get highlights of the Saina Nehwal vs PV Sindhu 2018 Commonwealth Games badminton women’s singles final here.(HT Photo)
Saina Nehwal beat PV Sindhu in the 2018 Commonwealth Games (CWG 2018) badminton women’s singles final in Gold Coast today. Get highlights of the Saina Nehwal vs PV Sindhu 2018 Commonwealth Games badminton women’s singles final here.(HT Photo)

2018 Commonwealth Games badminton women’s singles final highlights: Saina Nehwal wins gold, silver for PV Sindhu

Hindustan Times | By Sandip Sikdar
UPDATED ON APR 15, 2018 06:56 AM IST
Get highlights of Saina Nehwal’s victory over PV Sindhu in the 2018 Commonwealth Games badminton women’s singles final here.
Kidambi Srikanth, who reached the quarterfinals of the 2018 Commonwealth Games, clinched the World No. 1 spot in the latest badminton rankings.(PTI)
Kidambi Srikanth, who reached the quarterfinals of the 2018 Commonwealth Games, clinched the World No. 1 spot in the latest badminton rankings.(PTI)

Kidambi Srikanth creates history, clinches top spot in men’s badminton rankings

New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON APR 12, 2018 01:32 PM IST
Kidambi Srikanth became the new World No. 1 in the badminton rankings after the 2018 Commonwealth Games mixed team gold medalist overtook Denmark’s Viktor Axelsen.
India crushed Scotland 5-0 to enter the quarter-finals of the badminton mixed team event at the 2018 Commonwealth Games.(Twitter)
India crushed Scotland 5-0 to enter the quarter-finals of the badminton mixed team event at the 2018 Commonwealth Games.(Twitter)

2018 Commonwealth Games: India blank Scotland 5-0 in badminton mixed team event, enter quarters

IANS, Gold Coast | By IANS
UPDATED ON APR 06, 2018 11:04 PM IST
India blanked Scotland 5-0 to enter the quarter-finals of the badminton mixed team event, displaying tremendous form en route to their third successive clean sweep at the 2018 Commonwealth Games on Friday.
PV Sindhu is one of country’s brightest gold medal prospects at the Commonwealth Games 2018 Gold Coast.(AFP/Getty Images)
PV Sindhu is one of country’s brightest gold medal prospects at the Commonwealth Games 2018 Gold Coast.(AFP/Getty Images)

Commonwealth Games 2018: Pressure of expectations not so hard to deal – PV Sindhu

IANS, Gold Coast | By IANS
PUBLISHED ON APR 03, 2018 11:36 PM IST
World No.3 PV Sindhu, the 2016 Olympic badminton silver medallist, will spearhead India’s campaign in the mixed team event at the Commonwealth Games 2018 in Gold Coast
Saina Nehwal had threatened to pull out from the Commonwealth Games 2018 if her father Harvir SIngh was not accommodated as a team official.(Reuters)
Saina Nehwal had threatened to pull out from the Commonwealth Games 2018 if her father Harvir SIngh was not accommodated as a team official.(Reuters)

Commonwealth Games 2018: Saina Nehwal faces flak for pullout threat

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON APR 03, 2018 10:22 PM IST
In a series of tweets on Monday, Saina Nehwal had vented her anger, surprised that her father, Harvir Singh’s, name was missing from the officials’ list and was not allowed to enter the Games Village.
Saina Nehwal’s father, Harvir Singh, has now been accommodated at the Commonwealth Games Village in Gold Coast.(PTI)
Saina Nehwal’s father, Harvir Singh, has now been accommodated at the Commonwealth Games Village in Gold Coast.(PTI)

Father gets Commonwealth Games accommodation after Saina Nehwal threatens pull-out

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON APR 03, 2018 08:03 PM IST
Saina Nehwal’s father, Harvir Singh, was on Tuesday granted accommodation at the Commonwealth Games Village in Gold Coast following an alleged pull-out threat from the shuttler
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