• European mixed team badminton champs: Denmark, Ireland, England in quarters

    Leuven: Top seeds and tournament favorites Denmark defeated Poland 5-0 in a tie that was held earlier on Thursday, but they had to fight until the very end to cruise past Netherlands in the evening.

    In the tie against Netherlands, world number two men's singles Jan Ø. Jørgensen of Denmark beat Eric Pang in straight sets and Line Kjaersfeldt managed to keep the momentum going for Denmark when she knocked out Soraya De Visch Eijbergen 21-12, 23-21 in the women’s singles match.Jan Jorgensen beats Eric Pang on Thursday (photo: Badminton Europe)

    Jan Jorgensen beats Eric Pang on Thursday (photo: Badminton Europe)

  • 2015 European Mixed Team Championships: Netherlands, Ireland off to good start

    Leuven: With the newly formatted 2015 European Mixed Team Championships kicked off in Leuven, Belgium on Wednesday, both Ireland and Netherlands made a brilliant start to defeat their opponents on the first day at 2015 European Mixed Team Championships.Sam and Chloe Magee of Ireland (photo: Irish Times)

    Sam and Chloe Magee of Ireland (photo: Irish Times)

  • Ouseph reaches Swiss Open last eight (pic)

    Hounslow’s Rajiv Ouseph brushed aside Dutchman Eric Pang to reach the men’s singles quarter-finals at the Swiss Open.

    Ouseph, the number four seed, will face eighth seed Viktor Axelsen of Denmark after beating Pang 21-13 21-15.Rajiv Ouseph

    Ouseph had previously knocked out China’s Huan Gao to reach the third round in Basel, where he beat Swiss player Lukas Nussbaumer in the opening round.

  • Pang’s cool with wife calling the shots (pic)

    BUKIT JALIL: It is a rare sight to see a woman coaching her husband in any sport, but that doesn’t bother singles shuttler Eric Pang,

    With his wife Yao Jie as his coach, veteran Eric of Holland is hoping to get off to a great start in the Maybank Malaysian Open at the Putra Stadium in Bukit Jalil on Wednesday.Holland's Eric Pang is coached by China-born Dutch former European single's champion player and wife, Yao Jie.

    And perhaps with the husband-wife power combination, the 31-year-old Eric will be able to produce an upset in the tournament after having been involved in the game for 13 years.



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