Sai Praneeth advances to semi-finals in Japan Open badminton tourney

Indian shuttler B Sai Praneeth continued with his good form as he advanced to the semifinals of the Japan Open badminton tournament after an easy win over Indonesia’s Tommy Sugiarto here on Friday. Continue Reading

PBL 4 to start with high octane encounter

Chennai: Reigning Olympic and World champion Carolina Marin could be the ace that actress-turned-owner Tapsee Pannu will be relying on to give the kind of kick-start that Pune 7 Aces would need when it opens the campaign against Hyderabad Hunters in the fourth edition of the Vodafone Premier Badminton League (PBL), beginning on 22 December. Continue Reading

India bows out in mixed team quarterfinals

India went down fighting 1-3 to South Korea in the mixed team quarterfinals of the world junior badminton championships, despite Lakshya Sen’s superb efforts here. Asian Junior champion, Lakshya lived up to expectations but the two losses in the doubles category virtually sealed India’s fate and it was all over after the women singles defeat on Thursday. Continue Reading