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Premier Badminton League: Indonesian legends show they still have it, clinch title for Bengaluru

Indonesians Ahsan and Hendra Setiawan are masters of team events. They don’t get rattled by singles players botching team matches.

PBL: After historic brawl, all’s well for Thailand’s baddie boys Bodin Isara, Maneepong Jongjit

Bodin Isara and Maneepong Jongjit weren’t talking much to each other, for close to a year before the ill-fated 21st of July in 2013.


PBL 2018/19: B Sai Praneeth 2.0 gets the better of Parupalli Kashyap

Thursday was just another day in the life of Sai Praneeth -- he had to be restrained from self-destructing as he won 15-11, 15-12 against Parupalli Kashyap, to take Bengaluru Raptors to the knockouts against Chennai Smashers.

India’s healing touch rejuvenates Viktor Axelsen

“I’ve been spending all my birthdays and Christmases here in India playing the league. Those are special days and I want to be with friends and family having breakfast at home, but India’s the next best option.,” says Viktor Axelsen.

Giant reawakening: Strong grooming, intense competition plotting Chinese revival

Since badminton was included in the Olympic programme in 1992, China has been the only country to have won multiple medals at each edition of the Games — winning a total of 41 (18 gold).

Premier Badminton League: Awadhe Warriors secure second position

Son Wan Ho of Korea defeated England's Rajiv Ouseph in a crucial men's singles match as Awadhe Warriors edged out season 2 champions Chennai Smashers 4-3 in a thrilling encounter of the Premier Badminton League Season 4.


Premier Badminton League: Sung Ji Hyun humbles Carolina Marin in dramatic finish to ensure Chennai Smashers' second win

Sung Ji Hyun held her nerves to stave off a spirited comeback from Olympic champion Carolina Marin as Chennai Smashers beat Pune 7 Aces at the Vodafone Premier Badminton League Season 4 in Ahmedabad on Thursday.

PBL 2018: Sourabh Verma, Kirsty Gilmour guide Ahmedabad to 4-3 win over Bengaluru

Russian Open champion Sourabh Verma's athleticism and speed were instrumental in him beating Raptors' Sai Praneeth in three games.

PBL 2018: Daren Liew makes most of his new-found mojo

For years the once prodigy Daren Liew pipped to be the next Lee Chong Wei held the promise of continuing the legacy of a man who has won three Olympic and four World Championship medals, along with the world no 1 spot of course.

Premier Badminton League 2018: Slow and steady Son Wan-Ho dances to his own beat

Son Wan-Ho, representing Awadhe Warriors in the Premier Badminton League, scythed through Frenchman Brice Leverdez’s 15-14, 15-7. Warriors won 4-3 against the Pune 7 Aces.