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Gopi plays waiting game on proposed change in scoring format

The Badminton World Federation (BWF) may have proposed a major scoring revamp but India's chief coach P. Gopi Chand has preferred to keep his cards close to his chest.The BWF last week announced its intentions to introduce the existing...

Marin eyes All England kickstart to ‘crazy’ year

As she gears up for a “crazy” year of competition, Carolina Marin is looking to regain the form that won her Olympic badminton gold in time for next month's coveted All England Championships.The 24-year-old Spaniard, who took the sport...

Malaysian badminton pair probed for match-fixing

Two Malaysian badminton players are being investigated for suspected match-fixing by the sports governing body and could be banned for life if found guilty, a sports official said today.The Badminton World Federation (BWF) is probing the pair over alleged...

Indonesia beats China to clinch Asia Team title

Defending champion Indonesia defeated favourite China 3-1 in dramatic fashion to claim the Asia Team Championship badminton title on Sunday in Malaysia.It was a remarkable but deserved victory for the Indonesians, who demonstrated consistency and discipline to win all...

Strong shuttlers, weak team: India still a minnow in elite team championships

Just six weeks into the New Year and Indian badminton produced plenty to talk about – both on and off the court. The cash-rich Premier Badminton League spilled over from the previous year.Within days, Saina Nehwal made her way...

Asia Team Badminton Championship: Sindhu wins but India loses to Indonesia

The Indian women’s team went down to Indonesia 1-3 for its second loss in the quarterfinal of the Badminton Asia Team Championships here, on Friday. Just like in the loss against Japan yesterday, P. V. Sindhu was the only...

Alwin-Nandagopal win Iran Challenge – Sportstarlive

After losing a year with a major knee injury and surgery, badminton doubles star Alwin Francis regained much of his confidence by winning the Iran International Challenge with a new partner, Telangana’s Nandagopal Kidambi, at Zanjan on Thursday.Alwin (FCI,...

Indian men rout Maldives 5-0 in Asia badminton c’ship

World No. 5 Kidambi Srikanth led the charge as India drubbed minnows Maldives 5-0 to make a resounding start in the men’s team competition of the Asia Badminton Championships, here today.Kidambi started the proceedings, easily outplaying Shaheed Hussein Zayan...

India get easy draw in badminton mixed team event

India have been drawn with minnows Pakistan, Scotland and Sri Lanka in Group A of the badminton mixed team event for the Commonwealth Games. The games will be held in Gold Coast, Australia, from April 4 to 15.Medal-contenders Malaysia...

Sindhu leads India to 3-2 win over Hong Kong in Asia C’ship

Olympic silver- medallist P.V. Sindhu led the women’s team to a thrilling 3-2 win over Hong Kong as India made a positive start in the Asia badminton Team Championship here on Tuesday. With London Olympics bronze-medallist Saina Nehwal pulling...

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No. 3 Baylor routs Kansas 88-51

WACO, Texas (AP) -- Kristy Wallace scored 26 points, Kalani Brown added 20 and No. 3 Baylor beat Kansas 88-51 on Saturday.Dekeiya Cohen and...