Smashing Sameer sets sights on top 5 after breakthrough 2018
Every athlete has a year that they point back to and say 'this was it; this was when I made it'. For Sameer Verma, that year was 2018, where he won three tour titles and also played in his first World Tour finals
PBL team owner Taapsee Pannu shuttles between screen and sport
The actor is willing to stick it out through a long haul, to survive, push and hang in till her love for badminton begins to make business sense.
'I am a bigger star in India than in Spain' - Marin
Carolina Marin, who is in India for the Premier Badminton League, talks PV Sindhu, the 2016 Rio Olympics final, the state of the sport back home in Spain, and more.
2018: Year of the younglings
Teenage shooters, chess prodigies, fiery track and field athletes - 2018 in Indian sport has clearly belonged to youth, who make Tokyo 2020 an exciting prospect.
Best quotes of 2018: 'Shaitaan', 'badla' and more
From the indestructible Mary Kom to an emotional Dutee Chand, ESPN compiles a list of the best quotes from 2018.
Unreal Kashmir, Manika's sleight of backhand and other top stories
Commonwealth Games, Asian Games, the football and hockey World Cups -- we have seen some brilliant sporting action across 2018. Here's ESPN India's top content of the year.
From Manika to Mary: Top five moments in Indian sport in 2018
To celebrate the year in Indian sport, each ESPN staffer picked their five favourite moments of 2018. After a final count, here is what made our list.
'No more silver in headlines; this time it's gold' - Sindhu
After seven consecutive final defeats, PV Sindhu was getting tired of waking up to Monday morning headline commiserations. The headlines on Monday, December 17, will be different. PV Sindhu is the World Tour Finals champion.
Sindhu ends title drought with dominant win
PV Sindhu beat the world No. 5 from Japan to finally win a title after losing a string of finals in 2018.
As it happened: Sindhu beats Okuhara to lift World Tour Finals title
PV Sindhu beat Japan's Nozomi Okuhara in straight games to become the first Indian to win the year-end World Tour Finals. Here's how the action unfolded
Sameer Verma grabs rare chance at stardom at World Tour Finals
Sameer, who has flown under the radar for most of his career, came agonisingly close to a spot in the year-ender finals, losing in three games to World No.2 Shi Yugi.
Finally, Sindhu cracks Tai Tzu code
The last time PV Sindhu beat Tai Tzu Ying, India hadn't even heard of demonetisation. After six straight losses, the Indian finally beat the World No.1 at the BWF World Tour Finals.
Pedrosa, Barredo top field in Smart badminton tourney
The 2018 Smart National Open Badminton tournament belonged to the National University Bulldogs.
Albo, Gonzalez reign supreme at MVP Nationals Juniors Championship
Jewel Albo and Anthea Gonzalez were the biggest winners of 2018 MVP Nationals Juniors Championship.
Albo headlines MVP National Juniors Championships
Jewel Albo, considered the best under-17 player in the field, has yet to drop a set in his first five matches and is poised to take home the championship.
Subhankar living the dream after beating idol Lin Dan
As the year winds down, Subhankar Dey is delighted at the two major goals he has ticked off his list - a badminton academy back home and a win over his idol.
Satwiksairaj-Chirag achieve year's goal (again) but are just getting started
Saitwiksairaj-Chirag are aiming higher than ever before as they prepare to take on world no.1 pairing Gideon-Sanjaya in the French Open semifinals.
Ally turns coach as Kashyap aims to unlock Saina's full potential
Once the World No.6, Parupalli Kashyap can now be found sitting in the sidelines, formulating in match tactics and mouthing encouragement between points to Saina Nehwal.
Saina back to her best, but Tai still a notch above rest
Saina Nehwal's loss to a player as good as Tai Tzu Ying does not take away from her excellent week at the Denmark Open. Now, she needs to build on it.
As it happened: Tai beats Saina again to clinch Denmark title
Tai Tzu Ying beat Saina Nehwal 21-13, 13-21, 21-6 in the Denmark Open final to extend her winning run against the Indian.
Denmark Open final: Can Saina break 10-match drought against Tai?
Tai Tzu Ying, the reigning World No.1, has won each of the last 10 meetings against Saina Nehwal. Can the vastly experienced Indian upset the odds in Sunday's final?
Denmark Open: Srikanth, Saina make semis
Kidambi Srikanth beat Sameer Verma while Saina Nehwal overcame Nozomi Okuhara to reach the last four in Odense.
Denmark Open: Srikanth beats Lin Dan, Saina stuns Yamaguchi
Srikanth will next face compatriot Sameer Verma, who entered the quarterfinals after defeating reigning Asian Games Champion Jonatan Chrisite 22-20, 6-21, 23-21 in the last 16.
Denmark Open: Sameer, Saina progress; Sindhu out
Saina Nehwal rallied to carve out a hard-fought opening win, but PV Sindhu crashed out of the Denmark Open with a stunning loss to American Beiwen Zhang in the women's singles event.
PH badminton team wins two bronzes at Sydney Open
The mixed doubles pair of Ariel Magnaye and Thea Pomar and the women's doubles tandem of Pomar and Alyssa Leonardo were able to bag bronze in the 2018 Sydney International Open in Australia.
Top 20 moments in Indian sports
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.
Is Beyonce an athlete, too? Joy Priest explores the musician's roots as a young runner in the South and examines how the musician trains like a competitive sportswoman.
The sport and media landscape has changed so much that we may never have definitive voices like his ever again.