• Lee Chong Wei, Lin Dan reach India Open 2nd round

    New Delhi: Predictably, top seeded men's singles player Lee Chong Wei who is eyeing for his fourth India Open title after emerging triumphant in 2011, 2013 and 2014, beat his overmatched Japanese opponent Kazumasa Sakai 21-11, 21-17 to reach the second round of India Open on Wednesday. Lee Chong Wei will play face Wei Nan of Hong Kong next. Wei Nan will be a tough nut to crack as Lee lost to the Hong Kong player in the second round of Denmark Open last year.Lee Chong Wei aiming to bounce back from his All England shock at India Open. (photo: GettyImages)

    Lee Chong Wei aiming to bounce back from his All England shock at India Open. (photo: GettyImages)

  • Koo Kien Keat/Tan Boon Heong exit, Wang Yihan cruises to Swiss finals

    Basel: Malaysia’s interest at the Swiss Open ended on Saturday with the exit of former World No. 1 men's doubles pair Koo Kien Keat/Tan Boon Heong.Tan Boon Heong/Koo Kien Keat cross rackets with Lee Sheng Mu/Tsai Chia Hsin in the semi-final of 2016 Swiss Open. (photo: Swiss Open)

    Tan Boon Heong/Koo Kien Keat cross rackets with Lee Sheng Mu/Tsai Chia Hsin in the semi-final of 2016 Swiss Open. (photo: Swiss Open)

  • Lee Chong Wei, Kidambi Srikanth pull out of Swiss Open

    Basel: After suffering early exit at the All England championships last Wednesday, World No. 2 men's singles player Lee Chong Wei has withdrawn from this week's Swiss Open in Basel slated to kick off on Tuesday, citing fitness problem.Now is actually good time for Lee Chong Wei to take a rest and come back stronger in upcoming tournaments.

    Now is actually good time for Lee Chong Wei to take a rest and come back stronger in upcoming tournaments.

  • Lin Dan, Goh V Shem/Tan Wee Kiong advance to All England Semis

    Birmingham: The most decorated player in the history of badminton, Lin Dan from China extended his dominance in the quarter-finals of All England on Friday when he foiled a stirring fightback from third-seeded Denmark shuttler Jan O Jorgensen, beating the Dane 10-21, 21-9, 21-15 in 67 minutes.Lin Dan roars to victory over Jan O Jorgensen in the All England quarter-finals. (photo: AFP)

    Lin Dan roars to victory over Jan O Jorgensen in the All England quarter-finals. (photo: AFP)

  • Chen Long makes shock exit, Lin Dan advances at All England

    Birmingham: After World No. 2 Lee Chong Wei crashed out in shock All England defeat yesterday, World number one Chen Long of China slumped to a 19-21, 17-21 loss to compatriot Xue Song in the men's singles second round of the prestigious badminton event on Thursday, while Lin Dan advanced with a tight victory.Chen Long's defeat at All England throws men's singles race wide open. (photo: GettyImages)

    Chen Long's defeat at All England throws men's singles race wide open. (photo: GettyImages)

  • Lee Chong Wei, Lin Dan & Chen Long ready to rumble at All England

    Birmingham: Badminton fans have plenty to look forward to as the 2016 All England will kick off its 117th edition on Tuesday.

    The Yonex All England Championships moved into the Barclaycard Arena only two days after the World Group 1st Round of Davis Cup ended on Sunday.Wish Lee Chong Wei best of luck at the 2016 All England. (photo: GettyImages)

    Wish Lee Chong Wei best of luck at the 2016 All England. (photo: GettyImages)

  • Carolina Marin pulls out, Lin Dan strong favorite to win German Open

    Mulheim: Top women's singles player Carolina Marin who lead the Spain women's team to finish third in the 2016 European Men's & Women's Team Championships two weeks ago, and helped her team qualified for the Uber Cup finals to be held in Kunshan, China on May 15-22, has pulled out of the German Open slated to kick off on Tuesday.Lin Dan looks so cool when wearing glasses while playing badminton. (photo: AFP)

    Lin Dan looks so cool when wearing glasses while playing badminton. (photo: AFP)

  • Lee Chong Wei avoids Lin Dan, Chen Long in All England draw

    Kuala Lumpur: Malaysian badminton Superstar Lee Chong Wei avoided his two biggest rivals in the 2016 All England draw released on Tuesday as the two Chinese shuttlers have been drawn in the same half of the draw, while Lee Chong Wei and Japanese Kento Momota could potentially meet in the other semifinal.Lee Chong Wei (left) and Lin Dan could potentially renew their longtime rivalry at All England final. (photo: GettyImages)

    Lee Chong Wei (left) and Lin Dan could potentially renew their longtime rivalry at All England final. (photo: GettyImages)

  • Chen Long, Lee Chong Wei & Lin Dan to play at 2016 All England

    London: Defending champion Chen Long who will be trying to capture his third All England in four years, has been seeded first for the upcoming 2016 YONEX All England tournament that will be held from March 8 to March 13 at Barclaycard Arena, in Birmingham, England.Lee Chong Wei beats Chen Long to win the 2014 All England title. (photo: GettyImages)

    Lee Chong Wei beats Chen Long to win the 2014 All England title. (photo: GettyImages)

  • Saina Nehwal pulls out of defending Syed Modi International

    Lucknow: World No. 2 women's singles shuttler Saina Nehwal has withdrawn from Syed Modi Grand Prix Gold badminton tournament at the last-minute citing foot injury and a recurring fever.Saina Nehwal suffers foot injury at the 2015 Dubai World Superseries finals.

    Saina Nehwal suffers foot injury at the 2015 Dubai World Superseries finals.

  • Saina Nehwal receives the Padma Bhushan award

    Mumbai: Saina Nehwal has been confirmed to become the recipient of this year's Padma Bhushan award. The Padma Bhushan is the third highest civilian award in India, after the Bharat Ratna and the Padma Vibhushan, but comes before the Padma Shri.Congratulations to Saina Nehwal on this well deserved recognition!

    Congratulations to Saina Nehwal on this well deserved recognition!

  • Carolina Marin pulls out but Saina Nehwal begins new season at Syed Modi Grand Prix Gold

    New Delhi: World No. 1 Carolina Marin of Spain who was the runner-up at last year's Syed Modi Grand Prix Gold, have decided to pull out of the Grand Prix Gold tournament.Saina Nehwal (left) and Carolina Marin make a great rivalry in women's singles.

    Saina Nehwal (left) and Carolina Marin make a great rivalry in women's singles.

  • Mumbai Rockets beat Awadhe Warriors, face Delhi Acers in PBL finals

    Hyderabad: World No. 2 women's singles player Saina Nehwal suffered a battling defeat to Li Han who has no world ranking in the semifinals of Premier Badminton League (PBL) at the Gachibowli indoor stadium on Friday.Mathias Boe and Vladimir Ivanov were ecstatic after their victory on Friday. (photo: PTI)

    Mathias Boe and Vladimir Ivanov were ecstatic after their victory on Friday. (photo: PTI)

  • Mumbai Rockets maul Hyderabad Hunters 4-1 in Premier Badminton League

    Hyderabad: Mumbai Rockets won their last three matches to score a come from behind victory against hosts Hyderabad Hunters 4-1 in the Premier Badminton League (PBL) at the Gachibowli Indoor Stadium on Monday.

    The Hunters who were playing without former World No. 1 Lee Chong Wei, got off to a good start with a closely fought women's singles contest where Supanida Katethong of Hyderabad defeated Liu Zi Die 13-15, 15-14, 15-14 to give the hosts a 1-0 lead.Both Carsten Mogensen and Markis Kido are key players for Hyderabad Hunters.

    Both Carsten Mogensen and Markis Kido are key players for Hyderabad Hunters.

  • Saina Nehwal leads Awadhe Warriors past Bengaluru Top Guns 4-1 in Premier Badminton League

    Lucknow: Thai player Tanongsak S of Awadhe Warriors had to bring his A-game after his team fell behind early, before Saina Nehwal led the Warriors to come back from behind to win the tie 4-1 against Bengaluru Top Guns in their Premier Badminton League (PBL) clash on Wednesday.Saina Nehwal plays an important role in Awadhe Warriors' victory on Wednesday. (photo: AFP)

    Saina Nehwal plays an important role in Awadhe Warriors' victory on Wednesday. (photo: AFP)

  • Premier Badminton League: Cai Yun/Bodin Issara beat Koo Kien Keat/Tan Boon Heong

    Lucknow: The 2012 men's doubles Olympic Champion Cai Yun of China and Bodin Issara of Thailand teamed up to lead Awadhe Warriors to a convincing victory over Delhi Aces when the Chinese-Thai pair beat Malaysian duo Koo Kien Keat and Tan Boon Heong 2-0 in India’s Premier Badminton League on Monday.Cai Yun (front) partners Hendra Gunawan in their India's Premier Badminton League debut last Saturday. (photo: 163)

    Cai Yun (front) partners Hendra Gunawan in their India's Premier Badminton League debut last Saturday. (photo: 163)

  • Chen Long wraps up a strong 2015 season at World No. 1

    Kuala Lumpur: Chen Long who capped a remarkable season by winning 8 titles in 2015, finished the year atop the Badminton World Federation (BWF) rankings with 96,931 ranking points.Chen Long is a very strong medal contender at the 2016 Rio Olympics.

    Chen Long is a very strong medal contender at the 2016 Rio Olympics.

  • BWF Superseries Finals: Chen Long, Carolina Marin in semis

    Dubai: Having already qualified for the BWF Dubai Superseries Finals semifinals, some might have thought that World No.1 Chen Long would take it easy against Jan O Jorgensen on Friday.Chen Long shakes hands with  Jan O Jorgensen after crushing the world No. 2 in straight sets.

    Chen Long shakes hands with Jan O Jorgensen after crushing the world No. 2 in straight sets.

  • BWF Superseries Finals: Saina Nehwal beats Carolina Marin, Chen Long advances

    Dubai: After her loss to Nozomi Okuhara yesterday, World No. 2 Saina Nehwal picked up a win she desperately needed when she outclassed the World No. 1 in an enthralling contest on Thursday.Chen Long is flying high in Dubai. (photo: BWF)

    Chen Long is flying high in Dubai. (photo: BWF)

  • Chen Long, Carolina Marin cruise in BWF Destination Dubai World Superseries Finals openers

    Dubai: First day in the BWF Destination Dubai World Superseries Finals at the Hamdan Sports Complex served up couple of surprises, as some of tournament favorites were defeated on Wednesday.Carolina Marin is going strong at Dubai World Superseries Finals. (photo: GettyImages)

    Carolina Marin is going strong at Dubai World Superseries Finals. (photo: GettyImages)

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