• Lee Chong Wei sails through in first round of Malaysia Open

    Kuala Lumpur: All eyes were on World No. 3 Lee Chong Wei as he walked on to the court on Wednesday. Greeted by cheers, the Malaysia badminton superstar who is bidding to become the first man to win the Malaysian Open for a record 11th time, made the home crowd very happy as he handed Japanese Takuma Ueda a first round loss by defeating the Japanese 21-11, 21-8 in the first round of Malaysia Open.Lee Chong Wei returns a shot against Takuma Ueda in the first round of Malaysia Open in Shah Alam. (photo: GettyImages)

    Lee Chong Wei returns a shot against Takuma Ueda in the first round of Malaysia Open in Shah Alam. (photo: GettyImages)

  • Lee Chong Wei, Lin Dan, Chen Long, Carolina Marin line up for Malaysia Open

    Kuala Lumpur: With the Rio Olympics looming in August, world's top badminton stars including Lee Chong Wei, Lin Dan, Chen Long and Carolina Marin are set battle in the men’s singles and women’s singles events at Malaysia Open Superseries Premier that slated to kick off on Tuesday.Hope to see a strong showing from a very motivated Lee Chong Wei at Malaysia Open.

    Hope to see a strong showing from a very motivated Lee Chong Wei at Malaysia Open.

  • Lee Chong Wei, Lin Dan crash out as upsets hit India Open

    New Delhi: Top seed Lee Chong Wei, two-time Olympic Champion Lin Dan, and World No. 5 Jan Jorgensen crashed out of the India Open second round on Thursday as the tournament was rocked by major upsets.Lin Dan holds a 9-2 record against Son Wan Ho after Thursday's defeat. (photo: AFP)

    Lin Dan holds a 9-2 record against Son Wan Ho after Thursday's defeat. (photo: AFP)

  • 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)

  • Chong Wei Feng, Zulfadli Zulkiffli make early exits at India Open

    New Delhi: World No. 45 Chong Wei Feng of Malaysia was stunned by Japan's World No. 42 Kenta Nishimoto while former world junior champion Zulfadli Zulkiffli was also sent packing in the second qualifying match of the India Open in New Delhi, India on Tuesday.Chong Wei Feng suffers another early exit at 2016 India Open.

    Chong Wei Feng suffers another early exit at 2016 India Open.

  • BAM President confident Lee Chong Wei to claim 11th Malaysia Open title

    Kuala Lumpur: The Badminton Association of Malaysia (BAM) acting president Tan Sri Al-Amin Abd Majid remained confident that national ace Datuk Lee Chong Wei will bounce back to his smashing form and win the 2016 Malaysia Open.Badminton fans have high hopes for Lee Chong Wei at Malaysia Open. (photo: GettyImages)

    Badminton fans have high hopes for Lee Chong Wei at Malaysia Open. (photo: GettyImages)

  • Julie Carrel makes financial sacrifices to keep New Zealand Badminton Open alive

    By Peter Thornton

    Auckland: There is little doubt that the New Zealand Badminton Open would not be happening this week in Auckland if it wasn't for event director Julie Carrel.Julie Carrel presented a souvenir to Lee Chong Wei during a partnership ceremony between SKYCITY and Badminton New Zealand in December 2012. (photo: Reuters)

    Julie Carrel presented a souvenir to Lee Chong Wei during a partnership ceremony between SKYCITY and Badminton New Zealand in December 2012. (photo: Reuters)

  • Lin Dan jumps to No. 2, while Nozomi Okuhara rises to 3rd in BWF rankings

    Kuala Lumpur: After winning back to back German Open and All England titles in last two weeks, Chinese badminton ace Lin Dan overtook Lee Chong Wei and Kento Momota as he climbed up to World No. 2 in the latest Badminton World Federation (BWF) rankings that was released on Thursday.An overwhelming welcome home support by his fans, following Lin Dan's sixth All England title victory last Sunday. (photo: AFP)

    An overwhelming welcome home support by his fans, following Lin Dan's sixth All England title victory last Sunday. (photo: AFP)

  • 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.

  • Lee Chong Wei, Chan Peng Soon/Goh Liu Ying lose in All England thriller

    Birmingham: Three-time champion Lee Chong Wei has bowed out of the USD 500,000 All England Championships after a hard-fought men's singles first round defeat by Indian shuttler B. Sai Praneeth, losing 22-24, 20-22 on Wednesday.Hope Lee Chong Wei bounces back at next tournament. (photo: Getty Images)

    Hope Lee Chong Wei bounces back at next tournament. (photo: Getty Images)

  • Hendrawan: Lee Chong Wei on alert to Chou Tien Chen threat at All England

    Birmingham: Malaysia's national singles coach Hendrawan described last week's German Open runner-up Chou Tien Chen is on impressive form heading into the All England, and is going to be a big threat for Malaysian badminton superstar Lee Chong Wei in the quarter-finals.Lee Chong Wei is targeting his fourth All England title in Birmingham this week. (photo: GettyImages)

    Lee Chong Wei is targeting his fourth All England title in Birmingham this week. (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)

  • 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)

  • 2016 Chinese New Year greetings from Lee Chong Wei and other badminton stars

    Kuala Lumpur: The Chinese zodiac calendar, known as Sheng Xiao, is divided into 12 cycles. Each cycle lasts 12 months and is represented by an animal. 2016 is the Year of the Monkey – the "Red Fire Monkey," to be exact.Lee Chong Wei - Malaysia. (photo: Lee Chong Wei's Facebook)

    Lee Chong Wei - Malaysia. (photo: Lee Chong Wei's Facebook)

  • Lee Chong Wei to only take short Chinese New Year break

    Kuala Lumpur: Malaysian badminton superstar Lee Chong Wei has decided to only take a short Chinese New Year break before returning to Badminton Association of Malaysia (BAM), helping his juniors to prepare for the Badminton Asia Team Championship (BATC) that will compete in Hyderabad, India from Feb. 15 to Feb. 22.Lee Chong Wei is a great sportsman and great role model for his juniors.

    Lee Chong Wei is a great sportsman and great role model for his juniors.

  • Lee Chong Wei vows to return to World No. 1 before Rio

    Kuala Lumpur: After winning his Malaysia Masters title last week, Lee Chong Wei advanced 3 spots to World No. 2 in the latest Badminton World Federation (BWF) rankings released on Thursday.Lee Chong Wei is an official brand ambassador for XOX mobile. (photo: Bernama)

    Lee Chong Wei is an official brand ambassador for XOX mobile. (photo: Bernama)

  • Lee Chong Wei wins 5th Malaysia Masters title in front of hometown fans

    Georgetown: Malaysian badminton superstar Lee Chong Wei who has won the Malaysia Masters title four times - 2009, 2010, 2011 and 2012, hit a forceful smash to capture his fifth Malaysia Masters title on Sunday.Lee Chong Wei at the trophy presentation with Iskandar Zulkarnain Zainuddin after the 2016 Malaysia Masters men's singles final. (photo: Bernama)

    Lee Chong Wei at the trophy presentation with Iskandar Zulkarnain Zainuddin after the 2016 Malaysia Masters men's singles final. (photo: Bernama)

  • Lee Chong Wei to play Iskandar Zulkarnain in Malaysia Masters final

    Georgetown: Former world number one and top seed Lee Chong Wei eased past Tommy Sugiarto of Indonesia in straight sets 21-19, 21-15 en route to the Malaysia Masters finals on Saturday. The victory also saw Lee extended his career winning streak against Sugiarto to 14-0.No matter who wins, it's surely encouraging to see Lee Chong Wei plays Iskandar Zulkarnain in the finals.

    No matter who wins, it's surely encouraging to see Lee Chong Wei plays Iskandar Zulkarnain in the finals.

  • 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.

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