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Shuttlers feel the heat in junior ranking meet

There is a common sight at Jawaharlal Nehru Indoor Stadium, where the All-India Junior Ranking Badminton Tournament is being held. 

8 hours ago

Dope test positive before Asian gold?

Gomathi  Marimuthu’s career is hanging by a thread after testing positive for a steroid (19-Norandrosterone).

22 May 2019

Tamil Nadu badminton starting to reap benefits of initiatives at junior level

If you look at the top senior shuttlers in the country, representation from Tamil Nadu is currently nil.

22 May 2019

SFI offers junior-nationals route to swimmers eyeing Worlds

We will be able to fund it ourselves. We also want to ensure that the state championships happen on a regular basis.

18 May 2019

Asian Age-Group Swimming Championships to be held in Bengaluru

The SFI is also planning to rope in a foreign coach to support national coach Pradeep Kumar.

14 May 2019

Cricket in India faces rising competition for eyeballs

It’s not that viewership of cricket is facing competition only from European football.

13 May 2019

Semenya verdict good for athletics in long run: AFI president

The world of athletics has been giving out mixed reactions to the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) verdict on Semenya on Wednesday.

03 May 2019

Spartans on historic run, with help from ‘friends’

Six players from rival Pro Volleyball League franchises bolster Chennai outfit’s performance in Asian Men’s Club Championship

25 Apr 2019

King of the continent

Despite going behind early to Kazakh opponent in final, Bajrang fights back to clinch gold at Asian Championships.

24 Apr 2019

 Gulf between dream and reality

Confident of defending gold despite missing Dharun, relay team expects competition from hosts Qatar at Asian Championship

20 Apr 2019

Through hurdles & hardships, third opportunity at 30 for Gomathi Marimuthu

 The average age of Indian athletes winning international medals has reduced of late. Sprinter Hima Das and shooter Saurabh Chaudhary are examples.

19 Apr 2019

Ban taken in stride, Rohit Yadav finds his range again

For an 18-year-old, Rohit Yadav has already had quite some drama in his life.

17 Apr 2019

Chinese badminton: Return of the dragon

A LOT has been spoken about the decline of Chinese badminton in recent times. Yes, they are no longer the powerhouses they once were.

01 Apr 2019

Indian badminton coach Pullela Gopichand miffed with umpire decisions

I am happy that they have trained for a couple of weeks. I have also been involved with the doubles training, in at least organising and strategising how they do it.

01 Apr 2019

Too many mistakes lead to PV Sindhu’s downfall

There was a moment in the second set of the women’s singles semifinal between PV Sindhu and He Bingjiao that summed up the match.

31 Mar 2019