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Thomas and Uber Cup: China is the clear favorite

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Published: 16 May 2014
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Thomas Cup and Uber Cup will tip off in New Delhi on Sunday, May 18, with China as the clear favorite among the contenders, but not without worries.The China Thomas and Uber Cup teams are leaving for India

While there is no shortage of badminton talent in the Uber Cup squad, China's Thomas Cup lineup is the weakest in a decade with the quality and depth of men's doubles remains worrisome.

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Organized crime extends its reach into badminton

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Published: 15 May 2014
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While the badminton community is in the midst of waiting for the start of Thomas Cup and Uber Cup in New Delhi, BadmintonPlanet.com has something else to spice you up.Illegal bettings, walkovers, and match throwings present an increasing threat to the credibility of badminton

A study of sports betting, corruption and match-fixing produced by the Qatar-based International Center for Sport Security and the Pantheon-Sorbonne University in Paris, estimates organized crime launders $140 billion (100 billion euros) each year by betting on sport events such as football (soccer), cricket, badminton and other sports.

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Uber Cup - Saina Nehwal is confident of making the semifinals

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Published: 15 May 2014
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India ace shuttler Saina Nehwal it is important for her to nail the first point in Uber Cup to get the team momentum going.Saina Nehwal and her teammates at the launch of the 2014 Uber Cup on Wednesday.

"First singles is critical in a team event. If I could score a point, it will build an early momentum and will definitely boost our team confidence ,” Saina said at the launch of the tournament.

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Thomas Cup: Denmark suffers huge setback as Mathias Boe pulls out

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Published: 15 May 2014
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Denmark had to deal with the devastating blow of losing Mathias Boe just few days before Thomas Cup.Mathias Boe will not play in Thomas Cup 2014 due to umbilical hernias

Mathias Boe, the experienced doubles shuttler, announced on his Facebook page on Tuesday that he had to undergo a surgery for umbilical hernia. Boe said that he felt pain earlier this week and found a small lump over his belly button. He hopes to get back in full practice within few weeks.

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Thomas Cup - Indonesia eyeing Thomas Cup/Uber Cup Trophies

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Published: 15 May 2014
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Indonesia's Thomas Cup and Uber Cup badminton teams departed for India for the Thomas Cup and Uber Cup championship from May 18 to 25. Prior to their departure, President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono led a special ceremony in which each player kissed the red-and-white national flag.Indonesia's Thomas Cup and Uber Cup took pictures alongside the Indian team

Chairman of the Indonesian Badminton Association (PBSI) Gita Wirjawan said Indonesia's strongest opponent will be China. Indonesia will have to rely on its men's doubles because China has no shortage of strong men's singles, such as Lin Dan and Chen Long.

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