Prannoy looks to hire full-time physio with PBL windfall
India's HS Prannoy said his Rs. 62 lakh bid for the Premier Badminton League's 2018 season will allow him to afford a full-time physio, something he believes he needs most at this point of his career.
PBL auction: Prannoy becomes costliest buy; Sindhu, Saina retained
India's HS Prannoy became the costliest player at the players auction of the Premier Badminton League with a bid of Rs. 62 lakh from team Ahmedabad Smash Masters in Hyderabad.
BAI to offer monthly scholarships, go easy on age cheats
Federation to offer monthly scholarships up to Rs 50,000 to 20 deserving junior players next year onwards, number proposed to be expanded to 100 over next 18 months
Japan Open: Chopra/Sikki's dream run ends with semis loss
India's Pranaav Jerry Chopra and N Sikki Reddy lost 21-14, 15-21, 19-21 to Japan's Takuro Hoki and Sayaka Hirota at the ongoing Japan Open in the mixed doubles semi-final on Saturday.
Chopra and Reddy confident of reaching maiden Superseries final
Considering the form they are in, N Sikki Reddy and Pranaav Jerry Chopra will be confident of progressing to their first Superseries final when they face the Japanese pair of Sayaka Hirota and Takuro Hoki in the semi-finals of the Japan Open.
Japan Open: Reddy and Chopra eye spot in final
India's Pranaav Jerry Chopra and N Sikki Reddy face Japan's Takuro Hoki and Sayaka Hirota in the mixed doubles semi-final of Japan Open.
As it happened: Srikanth goes down to Axelsen in Japan
Catch live updates from the Japan Open as Kidambi Srikanth takes on Viktor Axelsen in the quarterfinals.
Japan Open: Srikanth loses to Axelsen in quarters; Chopra/Sikki advance
India's Kidambi Srikanth bowed out of the ongoing Japan Open Superseries after losing 17-21, 17-21 to Denmark's Viktor Axelsen in a match lasting 40 minutes.
Srikanth starts as underdog against crown prince Axelsen
Viktor Axelsen has long been touted as the heir apparent to Lin Dan and Lee Chong Wei but Kidambi Srikanth is in the form of his life and will fancy his chances in the quarterfinals of the Japan Open.
W2W4 at the Japan Open: In-form Srikanth faces red-hot Axelsen
With Kidambi Srikanth and HS Prannoy advancing to the Japan Open quarterfinals, ESPN takes a look at India's prospects in the Superseries event.
Japan Open: Sindhu runs out of steam against Okuhara
After two thrilling encounters over the past month, PV Sindhu appeared tired in an 18-21, 8-21 loss to Nozomi Okuhara, her most lopsided defeat against the Japanese. Sindhu now has a chance to get a much-needed break before the Denmark Open in October
Japan Open: Sindhu loses to Okuhara
Nozomi Okuhara beat PV Sindhu in straight games in the round of 16 at the Japan Open in Tokyo on Thursday.
Saina looks to shake off rust ahead of Marin showdown
Plagued by injuries, neither Saina Nehwal nor Carolina Marin has won a major tournament in over a year now, lending that much more stake to Thursday's encounter between the two in the second round of the Japan Open.
Stamina key as Sindhu prepares for another slug-fest
For the third time in just over three weeks, PV Sindhu will be squaring off against Nozomi Okuhara. Already showing signs of weariness after a month of high-intensity badminton, Sindhu's resolve will now be tested to the limit.
Japan Open W2W4: Sindhu takes on local favourite Okuhara again
PV Sindhu has won her last six matches, but will find the going tough against Nozomi Okuhara, who is playing at home and is more fresh. Meanwhile, Saina Nehwal faces the first big test of her reunion with Pullela Gopichand as she takes on Carolina Marin.
'Aiming to become World number 1' - Sindhu.
P V Sindhu talks to ESPN about her win at Korea Open, her hopes for becoming World No.1 and her preparation for Japan Open
Back to No. 2, Sindhu targets top spot in rankings
PV Sindhu has underplayed her budding rivalry against Nozomi Okuhara, with the pair set to clash again later this week in Japan.
Why Sindhu can take heart from Seoul
PV Sindhu's Korea Open win, besides being proof that there was no hangover from her World Championship final loss, was evidence of her maturity and improved defence. Aparna Popat believes Sindhu must add variety to take her game to the next level.
How Sindhu found an extra gear against Okuhara
PV Sindhu avenged herself against Nozomi Okuhara at the Korea Open and brought their developing rivalry to an even keel. Especially impressive was how she paced herself and appeared to have become better at defence.
By the numbers: Sindhu's bank of firsts marks India's dominance
ESPN takes a look at some of the numbers that emerged from PV Sindhu's win against Nozomi Okuhara at the Korea Open Superseries.
Sindhu defeats Okuhara to win Korea Open
India's PV Sindhu won the Korea Open Superseries after defeating Japan's Nozomi Okuhara 22-20, 11-21, 21-18 in a hard-fought match that lasted an hour and 23 minutes.
As it happened: Sindhu lifts Korea Open
Catch live updates from the Korea Open as PV Sindhu meets Japan's Nozomi Okuhara in the final.
Okuhara starts as favourite against dogged Sindhu in Korea final
Nozomi Okuhara has won her last 14 matches and will start as the favourite against PV Sindhu in the summit clash of the Korea Open.
Korea Open: PV Sindhu reaches final, to face Okuhara
India's PV Sindhu reached the final of the Korea Open Superseries after defeating China's He Bingjiao 21-10, 17-21, 21-16 in the semi-final.
As it happened: Sindhu defeats Bingjiao to make Korea Open final
Catch live updates from the Korea Open as PV Sindhu meets China's He Bingjiao in the semi-finals.
World No. 10 PV Sindhu expressed her happiness over participating in her first Olympics as she became one of the seven badminton players to make the cut for Rio Olympics 2016.
John Brewin reviews the eight matches that ultimately doomed Louis van Gaal's tenure as manager at Manchester United.
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The sport and media landscape has changed so much that we may never have definitive voices like his ever again.