Abhijeet Kulkarni
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Injured Popat not to defend national title

A recurring wrist injury derails nine-time national champion Aparna Popat?s attempt to add a 10th consecutive crown in her kitty.

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Published on Jan 17, 2007 10:45 PM IST
None | ByAbhijeet Kulkarni, Mumbai

Churchill raid Red Devils, snatch a point

The experienced Mahindra United wink for just enough time to give Churchill Brothers an opportunity to score, reports Abhijeet Kulkarni.

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Published on Jan 11, 2007 11:24 PM IST
None | ByAbhijeet Kulkarni, Mumbai

ONGC set for NFL-II berth

National football League sponsors ONGC are all set to make their debut in the second division of the competition.

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Published on Jan 10, 2007 12:06 AM IST
None | ByAbhijeet Kulkarni, Mumbai

Jeepmen motor along on newcomer Mensah?s class

Ghana's Andrews Mensah helps Mahindra United make a winning start to their 11th National Football League campaign, reports Abhijeet Kulkarni.

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Published on Jan 08, 2007 11:49 PM IST
None | ByAbhijeet Kulkarni, Mumbai

Air India fly high on home stretch

With both teams unable to break the deadlock for more than an hour, Ghosh made a double substitution by bringing in Uttam and Samson Singh.

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Published on Jan 07, 2007 11:48 PM IST
None | ByAbhijeet Kulkarni, Mumbai

All game for a three-pointer

East Bengal, the the three-time champions have had a torrid time in the run up to the NFL, losing in the preliminary rounds of the Durand Cup.

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Published on Jan 07, 2007 12:15 AM IST
None | ByAbhijeet Kulkarni, Mumbai

Lack of foreign flavour concerns EB

All the contenders for the NFL crown this time around seem to rally around their three foreign recruits, with the Indian players in the teams reduced to playing supporting cast.

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Published on Jan 07, 2007 12:12 AM IST
None | ByAbhijeet Kulkarni, Mumbai

Cubs return with the kill

Mumbai U-19 team comes back after winning the Cooch Behar trophy after a gap of five years.

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Published on Dec 22, 2006 10:55 PM IST
None | ByAbhijeet Kulkarni, Mumbai

Sports Gurukul has a terrace up its sleeve

Sports-loving IT pro?s academy offers kids, among other things, tennis lessons on a court made on a terrace, writes Abhijeet Kulkarni.

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Published on Dec 08, 2006 03:58 PM IST
None | ByAbhijeet Kulkarni, Mumbai

Looking to court success the Saina way

India have finally found players who can shine in the international circuit but it will be tough, writes Abhijeet Kulkarni.

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Published on Nov 23, 2006 12:26 PM IST
None | ByAbhijeet Kulkarni, Mumbai

Pawar powers through to semis

Anand Pawar upset top seed Chetan Anand to reach the semifinals of the Indian International Satellite badminton championships, writes Abhijeet Kulkarni.

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Published on Nov 16, 2006 11:30 PM IST
None | ByAbhijeet Kulkarni, Mumbai

Danish delight for Jayaram, Trupti out

Ajay upset fourth seed Peter Mikkelsen in the third round of the Indian International Badminton Championship, reports Abhijeet Kulkarni.

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Published on Nov 16, 2006 12:42 AM IST
None | ByAbhijeet Kulkarni, Mumbai

Saina and Chetan in the spotlight

Home shuttlers are expected to dominate the India International Badminton Tournament in Mumbai, reports Abhijeet Kulkarni.

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Published on Nov 14, 2006 11:55 PM IST
None | ByAbhijeet Kulkarni, Mumbai

I'm confident I can beat anyone: Saina

Saina Nehwal talks about her plans to bag the coveted Olympic gold and world title, reports Abhijeet Kulkarni.

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Published on Nov 14, 2006 09:22 PM IST
None | ByAbhijeet Kulkarni, Mumbai

Crown ahead, but Chinese can check Saina

The Indian is aware that her next opponent is not a pushover, despite her international senior ranking of 103 compared to Saina?s 32.

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Published on Nov 10, 2006 11:16 PM IST
None | ByAbhijeet Kulkarni/Saji Chacko, Mumbai/new Delhi

World Jr badminton: Saina storms into final

Nehwal is the second Indian to reach the final of the World Junior badminton championship, reports Abhijeet Kulkarni.

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Updated on Nov 10, 2006 07:24 PM IST
None | ByAbhijeet Kulkarni, Mumbai

Low player rankings negate BAI policy

The BAI's policy of giving players foreign exposure will bear fruit only if the selected players do not miss out on action because of their low international ranking, reports Abhijeet Kulkarni

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Published on Nov 02, 2006 02:39 AM IST
None | ByAbhijeet Kulkarni, Mumbai

Exposure policy exposes BAI

BAI policy to give foreign exposure to youngsters is a commendable step only if the players get to play, reports Abhijeet Kulkarni.

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Published on Nov 01, 2006 06:28 PM IST
None | ByAbhijeet Kulkarni, Mumbai

Vidyadhar a surprise choice for Doha

JBS Vidyadhar was the surprise inclusion in the Indian badminton team for the Doha Asian Games writes Abhijeet Kulkarni.

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Published on Sep 22, 2006 02:01 AM IST
None | ByAbhijeet Kulkarni, Mumbai

Jazz by the baize

Pankaj Advani?s Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna could make all the difference for cue sports in India, writes Abhijeet Kulkarni.

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Published on Aug 19, 2006 02:03 AM IST
None | ByAbhijeet Kulkarni, Mumbai

A shooting star was born here

Since then there has been an incessant flow of visitors at her house in Charhata, 25 km from Beed.

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Published on Jul 30, 2006 02:24 AM IST
None | ByKS Manojkumar/Yogesh Joshi/Abhijeet Kulkarni, Beed/kolhapur/mumbai

A shooting star was born here

Since then there has been an incessant flow of visitors at her house in Charhata, 25 km from Beed.

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Published on Jul 30, 2006 02:24 AM IST
None | ByKS Manojkumar/Yogesh Joshi/Abhijeet Kulkarni, Beed/kolhapur/mumbai

BAI says 'bye' to selectors, names squad

The circular conveying the SAF team to state units was issued by the Badminton Association of India (BAI) secretary LC Gupta on July 23.

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Published on Jul 26, 2006 04:36 AM IST
None | ByAbhijeet Kulkarni, Mumbai

BAI says 'bye' to selectors, names squad

The circular conveying the SAF team to state units was issued by the Badminton Association of India (BAI) secretary LC Gupta on July 23.

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Published on Jul 26, 2006 04:36 AM IST
None | ByAbhijeet Kulkarni, Mumbai

Food wreaks havoc at camp

Sources said the players were not willing to take any more chances and have made alternate arrangements for themselves.

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Published on Jul 19, 2006 02:42 AM IST
None | ByAbhijeet Kulkarni, Mumbai

Saina from Saniatown

SIXTEEN-YEAR-OLD SHUTTLER Saina Nehwal has become the first Indian woman to win a major international badminton tournament. She beat sixth seed Julia Wong of Malaysia in the final of the four-star Philippines Open in Pasig City in Manila on Sunday.

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Published on May 29, 2006 12:56 AM IST
None | ByABHIJEET Kulkarni, Mumbai

Indian shuttlers reveal glimpses of brilliance

Badminton has been dominated by Asian powerhouses China, Korea and Indonesia but the Indian shuttlers will try hard to add their names at Athens.

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Updated on Aug 09, 2004 08:29 PM IST
PTI | By(Abhijeet Kulkarni) Press Trust of India
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