• Zhang Nan/Zhao Yunlei, Chen Long top "Race to Rio – BWF Olympic Qualification Ranking”

    Beijing: Chinese mixed doubles players Zhang Nan/Zhao Yunlei, with 81,025 points, held on to the top spot in the Race to Rio – Badminton World Federation (BWF) Olympic Qualification Ranking released on Thursday. Ko Sung Hyun/Kim Ha Na of Korea, and Liu Cheng/Bao Yixin round out the top three, while Tontowi Ahmad/Liliyana Natsir still lingered at No. 4.Zhang Nan (left) and Zhao Yunlei are one of the sweetest couple in Badminton.

    Zhang Nan (left) and Zhao Yunlei are one of the sweetest couple in Badminton.

  • Muar City become Resorts World Genting Purple League champions despite loss

    Kuala Lumpur: Muar City BC were crowned Resorts World Genting Purple League champions despite losing to Puchong United BC 8-9 in the final match that was held at the Arena of Stars in Genting on Sunday.Congratulations to Muar City for winning their second consecutive Purple League title. (photo: Purple League)

    Congratulations to Muar City for winning their second consecutive Purple League title. (photo: Purple League)

  • 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.

  • Olympic Champions Lee Yong-Dae & Lee Hyo-Jung give Muar City a New Year victory

    Kuala Lumpur: Lee Yong-Dae and Lee Hyo-Jung who struck gold in the mixed doubles event for Korea at the 2008 Beijing Olympics, earned an exciting 11-6, 11-8, 11-10 victory on Saturday in Malaysia Purple League over Ardiansyah Putra/Devi Tika Permatasari from Petaling BC.Nice to see Lee Yong-Dae & Lee Hyo-Jung play together again. (photo: Purple League)

    Nice to see Lee Yong-Dae & Lee Hyo-Jung play together again. (photo: Purple League)

  • Lee Yong-Dae & Ko Sung-Hyun to skip China Badminton Super League

    Guangzhou: Two high-profile men's doubles players from Korea, Lee Yong-Dae and Ko Sung-Hyun who originally planned to join Guangzhou Yueyu Badminton Club for the 2015/2016 China Badminton Super League season, have ended their season in China to reduce the likelihood of conflict for their preparation of the 2016 Rio Olympics.Lee Yong-Dae greets the fans during China Badminton Super League in Huizhou. (photo: ossports)

    Lee Yong-Dae greets the fans during China Badminton Super League in Huizhou. (photo: ossports)

  • Lee Yong-Dae strong in his Purple League debut as Muar City win

    Kuala Lumpur: World No. 1 men's doubles player Lee Yong-Dae enjoyed strong debut in the Malaysia Purple League on Tuesday, when he and former World No. 1 men's doubles ace Tan Boon Heong teamed up to defeat Hoon Thien How/Teo Kok Siang 11-8, 11-3, 11-5 in 27 minutes to give Muar City BC a 12-2 lead over Nusajaya BC.Hope to see more action and exciting games from Lee Yong-Dae in Purple League. (photo: Muar City BC)

    Hope to see more action and exciting games from Lee Yong-Dae in Purple League. (photo: Muar City BC)

  • Lee Yong Dae eyes maiden appearance in Purple League

    Kuala Lumpur: After a two-week recess, the Malaysia Purple League will resume on Tuesday where two ties will be on the menu. Several Purple League teams have also beefed up their rosters during the break in order to build a competitive team.Lee Yong-Dae can serve as mentor for other Malaysian players in the Muar City team.

    Lee Yong-Dae can serve as mentor for other Malaysian players in the Muar City team.

  • BWF Superseries Finals: Viktor Axelsen beats Chen Long, finally!

    Dubai: Viktor Axelsen of Denmark finally broke the Chen Long curse on Saturday, beating the World No. 1 Chen Long for the first time in eight tries in the BWF Superseries Finals semi-finals.Viktor Axelsen lets out a roar after beating Chen Long for the first time in his career. (photo: Marwan Naamani)

    Viktor Axelsen lets out a roar after beating Chen Long for the first time in his career. (photo: Marwan Naamani)

  • 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)

  • Chen Long, Carolina Marin named 2015 BWF players of the year

    Dubai: Chen Long of China and Carolina Marin of Spain took home the Player of the Year Awards at the players’ reception and gala dinner for the Dubai World Superseries Finals at the Al Badia Golf Club on Monday evening.Chen Long and Carolina Marin deserve 2015 BWF players of the year award. (photo: BWF)

    Chen Long and Carolina Marin deserve 2015 BWF players of the year award. (photo: BWF)

  • Lee Chong Wei, Lin Dan & Li Xuerui absence from Dubai Superseries Finals

    Kuala Lumpur: Lee Chong Wei, Lin Dan and Li Xuerui will not be playing in the World Super Series Finals in Dubai that was scheduled to kick off from December 9 to December 13. According to Badminton World Federation (BWF), they only select the top eight shuttlers after the 12 legs of Tournament to compete in the finale and each country can have a maximum of two players.Perhaps it's good time for both Lee Chong Wei and Lin Dan to take a short break before the busy 2016 season. (photo: Xinhua)

    Perhaps it's good time for both Lee Chong Wei and Lin Dan to take a short break before the busy 2016 season. (photo: Xinhua)

  • Minor change to the top 5 BWF rankings ahead of the Dubai World Superseries Finals

    Kuala Lumpur: The Badminton World Federation (BWF) rankings have remained relatively stable over the past week, as men's World No. 1 Chen Long geared up to lead the BWF Destination Dubai World Superseries Finals that will kick off in Dec 9.Chen Long remains overwhelming favorite to win the Dubai World Superseries Finals.

    Chen Long remains overwhelming favorite to win the Dubai World Superseries Finals.

  • Lee Chong Wei moves past Lin Dan to rank No. 3 in BWF rankings

    Kuala Lumpur: After winning back-to-back titles in China and Hong Kong in recent two weeks, Lee Chong Wei has shot up 3 spots in the latest Badminton World Federation (BWF) rankings that were released on Thursday.Lee Chong Wei achieves the unthinkable and finishes the 2015 season strong. (photo by Zan Azlee)

    Lee Chong Wei achieves the unthinkable and finishes the 2015 season strong. (photo by Zan Azlee)

  • Return of the King: Lee Chong Wei captures Hong Kong Open (video)

    Hong Kong: No one imagined he would, or could ever return to his athletic endeavor after spending eight months away from badminton court. Yet, with heart and soul made of steel, Lee Chong Wei defied all the odds, kept on fighting and created an inspiring comeback and re-established himself as true champion in the sport of badminton.Both Muhammad Ali and Lee Chong Wei are true champions of their sports. (photo: Maxim)

    Both Muhammad Ali and Lee Chong Wei are true champions of their sports. (photo: Maxim)

  • Lee Chong Wei beats Ng Ka Long to meet Tian Houwei in Hong Kong Open final

    Hong Kong: Unseeded former world No. 1 Lee Chong Wei put on an impressive display against local favorite Angus Ng Ka Long at the Hong Kong Open semi-finals, stretching his head-to-head record against the Hong Konger to 3-0 with a 21-19, 21-14 victory at Hong Kong Coliseum on Saturday.Lee Chong Wei defeats Ng Ka Long in Hong Kong Open semi-finals. (photo: Xinhua)

    Lee Chong Wei defeats Ng Ka Long in Hong Kong Open semi-finals. (photo: Xinhua)

  • Lee Chong Wei fights back to beat Chen Long at Hong Kong Open (video)

    Hong Kong: Unseeded former world No. 1 Lee Chong Wei showed he has returned to the top of the men's badminton world, when he bounced back after dropping the first set to trounce current world No. 1 Chen Long and reached the semi-finals at the Hong Kong Open on Friday.Lee Chong Wei improves his head-to-head record against Chen Long to 11-12 after Friday's victory. (photo: Ocsports)

    Lee Chong Wei improves his head-to-head record against Chen Long to 11-12 after Friday's victory. (photo: Ocsports)

  • Chen Long continues dominance on unchanged top 10 in latest BWF rankings

    Kuala Lumpur: The Badminton World Federation (BWF) world rankings have remained relatively stable over the past week, as there were no changes to the top 10 of men's singles, men's doubles, women's singles, women's doubles and mixed doubles.Both Jan Jorgensen (left) and Chen Long are probably the two best men's singles players this year.

    Both Jan Jorgensen (left) and Chen Long are probably the two best men's singles players this year.
  • China Open: Lee Chong Wei & Lin Dan in quarters, Lee/Yoo & Ahsan/Setiawan ousted

    Fuzhou: Lee Chong Wei and Lin Dan stayed on course for a blockbuster China Open semi-final clash after battling through men's second round on Thursday.Lee Chong Wei talks to media after his second round match. (photo: Weibo)

    Lee Chong Wei talks to media after his second round match. (photo: Weibo)

  • Rivalry rematch possible: Lee Chong Wei & Lin Dan could meet again at China Open

    Fuzhou: The 2015 China Open Super Series Premier tournament that featuring a strong line-up of world class shuttlers has kicked off in Fuzhou, China on Tuesday.Hope Lin Dan (left) and Lee Chong Wei could re-create another epic battle at China Open.

    Hope Lin Dan (left) and Lee Chong Wei could re-create another epic battle at China Open.

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