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Badminton: Ginting stuns Momota to take China Open title

Japan's Kento Momota suffered a shock loss in China on Sunday as he was bested by Indonesia's Anthony Sinisuka Ginting in just two sets.The third seed, who took the Japan Open title on home ground last week, was beaten...

Malaysian badminton star Lee Chong Wei diagnosed with early stage nose cancer

Three-time Olympic silver medallist and former world no. 1 Lee Chong Wei has been diagnosed with early stage nose cancer and is undergoing treatment in Taiwan, Badminton Association of Malaysia (BAM) announced on Saturday."In response to recent reports concerning...

Srikanth’s campaign ends at China Open badminton

India’s Kidambi Srikanth lost to reigning world champion Kento Momota in the quarterfinals, ending his campaign at the China Open BWF World Tour Super 1000 tournament here on Friday.The 24-year-old Indian, who had a 3-7 head-to-head record against Momota,...

BAI distributes ₹1.6 crore to state associations

The Badminton Association of India (BAI) has distributed cash incentive of ₹1.6 crore to the member state associations for development of the sport across the country.The decision was taken on Monday during the Executive Council (EC) meeting, presided over...

China Open: Sindhu enters pre-quarters

Olympic and World Championship silver-medallist P.V. Sindhu progressed to the pre-quarterfinals of the China Open Super Series World Tour Super 1000 tournament here.The third-seeded Indian defeated World No. 39 Saena Kawakami of Japan 21-15, 21-13 in the opening round...

Momota beats Phetpradab to Japan badminton title

Japan's Kento Momota outgunned Thai rival Khosit Phetpradab 21-14, 21-11 in a one-sided final to capture the Japan Open badminton title on Sunday.The 24-year-old sank to his knees after a towering smash completed a comfortable win, kissing the Japanese...

Kidambi Srikanth, India out of Japan Open

Kidambi Srikanth crashed out of the men’s singles event after losing a marathon three-game quarterfinal to draw curtains on India’s campaign at the USD 700,000 Japan Open badminton tournament on Friday.Just like his compatriots, fatigue seemed to have caught...

Japan Open: Sindhu earns hard-fought win, Srikanth, Prannoy through to QF

Ace Indian shuttler P. V. Sindhu had to toil hard even as Kidambi Srikanth and H. S. Prannoy scored easy victories to progress to the second round of their respective events at the Japan Open, on Tuesday.Third seed Sindhu...

Hyderabad Open: Sameer downs Soong to win men’s singles title

Sameer Verma of India served another reminder of his growing reputation with an impressive 21-15, 21-18 win over Korean Soong Joo Ven in the 37-minute men’s singles final of the Hyderabad Open badminton championship at Gachibowli Indoor Stadium on...

Sameer Verma enters final of Hyderabad Open badminton

For R.M.V. Guru Sai Dutt, it was a serious test of big-match temperament. And, he failed to raise the bar as top-seeded Sameer Verma came back strongly after losing the first game to notch up a creditable 16-21, 21-15,...

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MS Dhoni-led India make five changes; Afghanistan bat

Toss: Afghanistan chose to bat v Indiaplay1:43Can this heavy-hitter help cause some upsets in the Asia Cup?After having given up India's limited-overs captaincy in...