Glasgow: The Queen and more than 40,000 spectators at the Glasgow Commonwealth Games opening ceremony have paid a moving tribute to victims of the MH17 tragedy by taking part in a minute of silence. 82 of the victims were from Commonwealth nations.
Glasgow: The conventional wisdom in sport is that if you want your athletes to perform well in the tournament, you would want them to stay focused and getting enough rest. Obviously, the Malaysian coaches preferred a different approach when it comes to maximizing the chances of winning in the 20th Commonwealth Games.
Glasgow: So, who's the favorite to win the badminton men's singles title at XX Commonwealth Games after Lee Chong Wei's withdrawal? Really, there is none. Or there are about 4 to 6 players, depending on your viewpoint.
Glasgow: In the absence of defending champion Saina Nehwal, India's hopes will be on P.V. Sindhu, Parupalli Kashyap and the pair of Jwala Gutta and Ashwini Ponnappa as India eye success in the badminton at the 20th Commonwealth Games.