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Friday, January 17, 2020


World number one Kento Momota discharged from hospital

January 17, 2020 1:53:26 pm

Momota was among four passengers in a van travelling to the airport on Monday when it crashed into the back of a 30-tonne truck, injuring them and killing the driver of the van.

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Indian campaign ends at Indonesia Masters with PV Sindhu’s second-round exit

January 16, 2020 7:13:14 pm

PV Sindhu suffered a quarterfinal defeat at the hands of Sayaka Takahashi of Japan in a closely-fought women's singles contest to bring curtains on the Indian challenge in the Indonesia Masters.

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Indonesia Masters: PV Sindhu advances, Saina Nehwal, Sai Praneeth, Kidambi Srikanth bow out

January 15, 2020 5:52:14 pm

PV Sindhu will take on Japan's Sayaka Takahashi, who defeated Saina Nehwal by 19-21, 21-13, 21-5, in the second round of the Indonesia Masters.

Kento Momota likely to be released from hospital on Wednesday

January 14, 2020 3:05:29 pm

Kento Momota, who won the Malaysia Masters on Sunday, suffered multiple lacerations to his face and a nasal bone fracture, the Badminton World Federation said.

Hours after winning title, badminton world number 1 Kento Momota suffers injuries in car accident

January 14, 2020 9:11:23 am

Three others sustained injuries while the Malaysian driver Bavan Nageswarau died on the spot.

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Saina Nehwal, PV Sindhu expected to face off in second round of Indonesia Masters

January 13, 2020 4:03:05 pm

While PV Sindhu will hope to find her rhythm quickly after a loss to Tai Tzu Ying, defending champion Saina Nehwal too will have to quickly get over the defeat to Carolina Marin.

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World No.1 Kento Momota injured in crash in Malaysia, driver killed

January 13, 2020 1:33:07 pm

Momota defeated former world champion Viktor Axelsen to win the Malaysia Masters, the first tournament of the BWF 2020 World Tour season.

Pullela Gopichand opens up about Saina Nehwal’s decision to leave his academy

January 12, 2020 3:56:02 pm

In an upcoming book 'Dreams of a Billion: India and the Olympic Games', national head coach Pullela Gopichand spoke about how Saina Nehwal had left his academy to join Prakash Padukone's facility.

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PV Sindhu, Saina Nehwal ousted; India’s campaign ends in Malaysia Masters

January 10, 2020 3:29:04 pm

Sindhu was erratic in the start, failing to capitalise on her leads and eventually lost the first game 16-21 to hand a 1-0 advantage to Tzu Ying.

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Saina Nehwal, PV Sindhu enter Malaysia Masters quarterfinals

January 9, 2020 6:12:41 pm

Saina Nehwal and PV Sindhu produced dominating performances to progress to the women's singles quarterfinals of the Malaysia Masters Super 500 badminton tournament on Thursday.

Malaysia Masters: Saina Nehwal, PV Sindhu, Sameer Verma, HS Prannoy progress

January 8, 2020 6:42:25 pm

Reigning world champion PV Sindhu seeded sixth, took just 35 minutes to beat Evgeniya Kosetskaya of Russia 21-15 21-13 in the first round.

Lakshya Sen out in qualifiers, Satwik-Chirag loses in first round of Malaysia Masters

January 7, 2020 5:29:25 pm

World number 12 men's doubles duo of Satwiksairaj Rankireddy and Chirag Shetty fought hard in the first round before going down to world number 19 Ong Yew Sin and Teo Ee Yi of Malaysia.

Malaysia Masters: PV Sindhu and co. hoping to start 2020 on good note

January 6, 2020 6:17:50 pm

PV Sindhu will face Russia's Evgeniya Kosetskaya in the first round of Malaysia Masters and she will hope to clash with world number 1 Chinese Taipei's Tai Tzu Ying in the quarterfinals.

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Gold and glitter: Diary of PV Sindhu in 2019

December 31, 2019 8:53:44 am

Fashion was PV Sindhu's armour to survive the everyday grind of pursuing a World Championship.

Badminton doubles coach blames ‘bad attitude’ of Indian players for early exit of foreign coaches

Badminton doubles coach blames ‘bad attitude’ of Indian players for early exit of foreign coaches

December 26, 2019 8:18:46 pm

“It’s how things work in all Asian countries where players are not individualistic and obey the system. Everywhere except India,” Flandy Limpele, coach from Indonesia said. “But I will try to change this attitude problem and make them better players.”

PV Sindhu’s father raises objection to former coach Kim Hyun’s ‘heartless’ jibe

December 24, 2019 5:56:56 pm

Sindhu's father PV Ramana, an ex-volleyball player, jumped to his daughter's defence and objected to coach Kim's commments which was telecasted on a Korean YouTube channel.

World conqueror PV Sindhu, fast-rising Lakshya Sen steer Indian badminton

December 23, 2019 1:08:23 pm

In doubles, Satwiksairaj Rankireddy and Chirag Shetty became the first Indian men's pair to win a Super 500 title at Thailand Open and then reaching the French Open Super 750 final.

Decoding zig-zagging patterns of world’s top six Badminton players

December 22, 2019 9:01:41 am

Form and fortunes have bizarrely fluctuated for the top-six women's badminton players in the world. The Indian Express decodes the zig-zagging patterns of the golden generation, where the metric fundamentally is silverware and not ranking, preluding to an intriguing Olympics tussle next year

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Pullela Gopichand on Indian badminton’s ailments: They need a structure, earlier I was the structure

December 20, 2019 9:35:47 am

The 46-year-old, a former world no 5 who became only the second Indian (after Prakash Padukone) to win the prestigious All England Championships in 2001, has had a telling impact on Indian badminton.

Lakshya Sen jumps nine spots to career-best 32nd in BWF rankings

December 17, 2019 4:31:29 pm

Parupalli Kashyap remained at 23rd, followed by HS Prannoy (26th), Sourabh Verma (28th), and Sameer Verma (33rd), while PV Sindhu and Saina Nehwal are static at the sixth and 11th positions.