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More fallout from Kento Momota's gambling scandal

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Published: 13 April 2016
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Tokyo: After the World No. 2 Japanese Olympic medal hopeful Kento Momota was kicked off from Japan’s badminton team and has been suspended from competition indefinitely, which ended his dream of playing at the Rio de Janeiro Olympics, it didn't take long for the scandal to burst to a new height after photo of him leaning in for a kiss with a sexy woman leaked to the public few days ago.Hope the gambling scandal will not destroy Kento Momota's badminton career. (photo: Shincho)

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Chen Long survives massive scare in Singapore Open

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Published: 13 April 2016
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Singapore: World No. 1 men's singles shuttler Chen Long avoided a first round exit on Thursday, surviving an almighty scare from Indian shuttler H. S. Prannoy at the Singapore Indoor Stadium.Chen Long and Lin Dan at the 2016 Singapore Open press conference. (photo: AFP)

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Chen Long: Momota's absence doesn't make winning Singapore Open easier

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Published: 12 April 2016
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Singapore: It will definitely be a different vibe when playing badminton without Kento Momota.

Kento Momota will not be able to defend the Singapore Open title he won last year after he was kicked off the Japan national team by Nippon Badminton Association (NBA) last Sunday by visiting an illegal casino.Chen Long has yet to win a championship in 2016.

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Zulfadli Zulkiffli, Tai An Khang/Hong Kheng Yew in Singapore Open main draw

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Published: 12 April 2016
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Singapore: Malaysia had a dismal performance in the Singapore Open qualifying on Tuesday, until Malaysia's former world junior champion Zulfadli Zulkiffli lit it up by defeating R. M. V. Gurusaidutt of India 21-14, 16-21, 21-17 before facing his brother in the second qualifying round.

The 23-year-old Zulfadli needed only 22 minutes to see off his brother Zulhelmi 21-14, 21-11 to advance to the main draw. Zulfadli will play last week's Malaysia Open semi-finalist Christie Jonatan on Wednesday.Zulfadli Zulkiffli needs big break through in international badminton.

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Kento Momota denied 2016 Rio Olympics berth

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Published: 11 April 2016
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Tokyo: Japan will not send Kento Momota to the 2016 Rio Olympics despite qualified for the tournament by being the men's singles World No. 2 at the latest Badminton World Federation (BWF) rankings.

Despite tearful pleas for mercy from his teammate Kenichi Tago, the Nippon Badminton Association (NBA) has decided on Sunday to suspend Olympic medal prospect Kento Momota from competition indefinitely for gambling at an illegal casino. The badminton’s governing body in Japan, will also strip Momota of his status as a certified member of the national team. Kenichi Tago who was also found guilty of placing illegal bets, was removed from the organization’s official player list for an indefinite period.This is one of the pictures that sparked Kento Momota's illegal gambling probe. (source: shincho)

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