• Tian Houwei crashes out of Chinese Taipei Open

    Taipei: After the withdrawal of Lee Chong Wei, Lin Dan, and Chen Long, China's Tian Houwei became the highest seed remaining at Chinese Taipei Open. However, the No. 4 seed Tian was knocked out of the tournament when he slumped to an 18-21, 10-21 defeat by Hong Kong shuttler Vincent Wong Wing Ki in the men's singles third round on Thursday.Tian Houwei is currently the World No. 6 in men's singles. (photo: GettyImages)

    Tian Houwei is currently the World No. 6 in men's singles. (photo: GettyImages)

  • Wang Shixian makes strong start at Chinese Taipei Open

    Taipei: Wang Shixian made a flying start in the women's singles first round at Yonex Chinese Taipei Open with a 21-14, 21-16 rout of Taiwan's Hung Shih Han in 33 minutes on Wednesday.Wang Shixian off to strong start in the first round of Chinese Taipei Open. (photo: GettyImages)

    Wang Shixian off to strong start in the first round of Chinese Taipei Open. (photo: GettyImages)

  • Iskandar Zulkarnain Zainuddin, Daren Liew march on at China Masters

    Jiangsu: Malaysian shuttlers Iskandar Zulkarnain Zainuddin and Daren Liew led the Malaysian squad into the third round of the China Masters Grand Prix Gold in Jiangsu, China on Wednesday.Daren Liew is clearly in better shape than few months ago. (photo: GettyImages)

    Daren Liew is clearly in better shape than few months ago. (photo: GettyImages)

  • Chan Peng Soon/Goh Liu Ying in New Zealand Open second round

    Auckland: Malaysia's mixed doubles pair Chan Peng Soon-Goh Liu Ying made a resounding start to their New Zealand Open campaign when they put up a spirited fightback, coming from 15-20 to storm past Chang Ko-chi/Chang Hsin-tien of Taiwan 22-20 in the first set of the USD 120,000 Grand Prix Gold badminton tournament on Wednesday. The Taiwanese pair appeared demoralized in the second set, and Chan/Goh wasted no time to produce a thrilling performance to notch up a 21-15 win in the second set.03 24 2016 badminton news chan peng soon goh liu ying

    03 24 2016 badminton news chan peng soon goh liu ying

  • Daren Liew off to good start in New Zealand

    Auckland: Tuesday was a good day for the former Badminton Association of Malaysia (BAM) player Daren Liew. The 2012 French Open men's singles winner needed only 34 minutes to outclass Taiwan’s Liu Wei-chi 21-17, 21-13 in the first round at the New Zealand Open in Auckland.Daren Liew looking to rejuvenate his career with fresh start in New Zealand Open. (photo: GettyImages)

    Daren Liew looking to rejuvenate his career with fresh start in New Zealand Open. (photo: GettyImages)

  • Daren Liew signs with Petaling Badminton Club

    Kuala Lumpur: Daren Liew who left the Badminton Association of Malaysia (BAM) two weeks ago after he was defeated by Boonsak Ponsana in the 1st round of Malaysia Masters, has signed a five-year contract with Petaling Badminton Club on Thursday to continue his playing career.Wish Daren Liew best of luck with his professional career.

    Wish Daren Liew best of luck with his professional career.

  • Daren Liew departs BAM on a low note

    Kuala Lumpur: Daren Liew who was once ranked World No. 10 and was once regarded as the best player to lead the Malaysian team after Lee Chong Wei retires, played his last match under the Badminton Association of Malaysia (BAM) set-up on Wednesday when he lost to Thailand’s veteran player Boonsak Ponsana in the first round of the Malaysia Masters 10-21, 15-21 in 34 minutes.Wishing Daren Liew good luck in his new adventure!

    Wishing Daren Liew good luck in his new adventure!

  • Tan Chun Seang brings brilliance to Muar City’s Genting Champions Challenge title

    Genting Highlands: World No. 161 Tan Chun Seang pulled off arguably the most impressive feat of his career when he contributed the decisive three-point against Syed Akhbar Shah Syed Mustakim of Puchong United BC in the second men's singles match to end Muar City's 2-year wait by winning the Resorts World Genting Champions Challenge on Sunday.Muar City players stormed the court after a late comeback win by Tan Chun Seang over Puchong United. (photo: Muar City BC)

    Muar City players stormed the court after a late comeback win by Tan Chun Seang over Puchong United. (photo: Muar City BC)

  • Puchong United shock Kepong to face Muar City in Resorts World Genting Champions Challenge Final

    Genting Highlands: Playing without Chong Wei Feng, defending champions Kepong BC suffered a heartbreaking 10-11 defeat to Puchong United BC in the semi-finals of Resorts World Genting Champions Challenge on Saturday.

    Kepong BC's fortunes for winning the tie looked promising when Wei Nan defeated Malaysia's national men's singles shuttler, Daren Liew 11-9, 8-11, 9-11, 11-10, 11-9 to put Kepong BC ahead with 3-2.Syed Akhbar Shah Syed Mustakim swarmed by his teammates after winning the decisive second men's singles match. (photo: Purple League)

    Syed Akhbar Shah Syed Mustakim swarmed by his teammates after winning the decisive second men's singles match. (photo: Purple League)

  • Hoon Thien How/Lim Khim Wah in Chinese Taipei GP quarters

    Taipei: Malaysia's independent men's doubles pair Hoon Thien How/Lim Khim Wah needed only 36 minutes to dispatch Liao Kuan Hao/Lu Chia Pin of Taiwan 21-14, 21-17 on Thursday to advance to the quarter-finals of Chinese Taipei Grand Prix. The Malaysians will take on Wannawat Ampunsuwan/Thatinn Isriyanate of Thailand next for a spot in the semi-final.Way to go Lim Khim Wah (left) and Hoon Thien How!

    Way to go Lim Khim Wah (left) and Hoon Thien How!

  • Zulfadli Zulkiffli survives thriller to reach 2nd round in Taipei

    Taipei: Zulfadli Zulkiffli was given a fright before reaching the second round of the Chinese Taipei Grand Prix on Wednesday. The No. 2 seed beat Reksy Aureza Megananda 21-19, 21-23, 21-14 but needed 76 minutes to set up a second round clash against the qualifier Hsieh Feng Tse of Taiwan.Zulfadli Zulkiffli needs a breakthrough performance at senior level.

    Zulfadli Zulkiffli needs a breakthrough performance at senior level.

  • Chong Wei Feng is fine with BAM's decision, whatever it is

    Kuala Lumpur: Malaysia's No. 2 men's singles player Chong Wei Feng said last Saturday that he will accept whatever Badminton Association of Malaysia (BAM) decide, whether to keep or to drop him from the national body after 2016 Rio Olympics.Chong Wei Feng must learn to harness his full potential under all circumstances.

    Chong Wei Feng must learn to harness his full potential under all circumstances.

  • Thailand Open: Chong Wei Feng, Daren Liew make early exit again

    Bangkok: When Tuesday began, the talk was about whether Malaysia's Chong Wei Feng and Daren Liew could live up to expectations and produce good showings at the Thailand Open in Bangkok.Hope Daren Liew (left) and Chong Wei Feng can come back wiser and stronger.

    Hope Daren Liew (left) and Chong Wei Feng can come back wiser and stronger.

  • Chong Wei Feng seeks Olympic dream

    Kuala Lumpur: World No. 33 men's singles player from Malaysia Chong Wei Feng has found it increasingly difficult for him to qualify for the Rio Olympics when he has been playing below-par this season with the exception of the SEA Games men's singles title that he won in June.

    Nevertheless, the 28-year-old Malaysian who was sidelined by Badminton Association of Malaysia (BAM) in preference of Lee Chong Wei for the 2015 Jakarta World Championships, refused to give up on his dream of competing in the Rio Olympics.Chong Wei Feng needs an Olympic effort if he wants to play in the 2016 Olympics.

    Chong Wei Feng needs an Olympic effort if he wants to play in the 2016 Olympics.

  • Soo Teck Zhi scores upset at Indonesia International Challenge

    East Java: Soo Teck Zhi marched into semi-finals at Indonesia International Challenge after pulling off one of the biggest upsets yet on the men's side on Friday. The No. 7 seed, 20-year-old Malaysian defeated No. 1 Firman Abdul Kholik of Indonesia 13-21, 21-12, 21-13 in 78 minutes. This was Soo's second career win over Kholik after he managed to beat the Indonesian at last year's Malaysia Kuching International Challenge. In order to book a final berth, Soo will have to get past the Athens Olympic bronze medalist Sony Dwi Kuncoro on Saturday.Wish Tee Jing Yi good luck in the semis.

    Wish Tee Jing Yi good luck in the semis.

  • Daren Liew, Soo Teck Zhi, Tan Chun Seang, Tee Jing Yi roll at Indonesia International Challenge

    East Java: Daren Liew struggled but moved nearer to his potential second title of the year by defeating Thai player Pannawit Thongnuam 21-14, 18-21, 21-8 on Thursday at the Indonesia International Challenge. Liew claimed the confidence boosting Polish Open triumph in March 2015.Soo Teck Zhi needs to find a way to break through into senior levels. (photo: Raj Kiran Chobey)

    Soo Teck Zhi needs to find a way to break through into senior levels. (photo: Raj Kiran Chobey)

  • Indonesia International Challenge: Daren Liew, Soo Teck Zhi advance

    East Java: Malaysian shuttler Daren Liew fought from a set down to overcome Indonesian Ivanudin Rifan Fauzin 21-23, 21-4, 21-10 on Wednesday to advance to the third round of 2015 Indonesia International Challenge.

    Liew and Fauzin met for the first time in their career on Wednesday, and the Indonesia player who ranked world No. 190 was able to steal a set against Liew who ranked world No. 86. Fortunately, Daren Liew managed to play some superb badminton to fend off a fine effort from his young Indonesia opponent in 50 minutes. Liew will take on Thai player Pannawit Thongnuam who also encountered a tough fight in the men's singles second round, where he was made to work to dispatch Kaushal Dharmamer of India 17-21, 21-10, 21-16 in 55 minutes.Now its time for Daren Liew to deliver results.

    Now its time for Daren Liew to deliver results.

  • Perak Open: Daren Liew ousted in quarters, Lee Chong Wei/Vivian Hoo ease to semis

    Perak: Defending champion Daren Liew took the Perak Open men's singles match all the way to its limit only to fall short after being beaten in the quarter-final by Soong Joo Ven on Tuesday.

    The 28-year-old fourth seed went down 22-20, 13-21, 9-21 to Soong Joo Ven, who is ranked No. 112 in the world.Iskandar Zulkarnain Zainuddin plays relentlessly and aggressively in the Perak Open quarter-finals.

    Iskandar Zulkarnain Zainuddin plays relentlessly and aggressively in the Perak Open quarter-finals.

  • Lee Chong Wei/Vivian Hoo to 2nd round at 2015 Perak Open

    Perak: Whether it was for fun or whether Lee Chong Wei needed to create some room for the very much-needed relaxation ahead of world championships, the serious Perak Open badminton tournament that kicked off three days ago, turned in to a fun time when Lee stepped onto badminton court with Vivian Hoo to play in the first round of mixed doubles on Monday. Lee/Vivian's scary power, speed and athleticism proved too much for a courageous Mohd Lutfi Zaim Bin Abdul Khalid/Julia Wong Pei Xian pair, winning the match 21-10, 21-16 and advancing into second round where they will face Lim Tiat Long/Ng Sin Zou on Tuesday.Lee Chong Wei seems to enjoy playing mixed doubles with Vivian Hoo. (photo: howkt)

    Lee Chong Wei seems to enjoy playing mixed doubles with Vivian Hoo. (photo: howkt)

  • Malaysian Open: Zulfadli Zulkifli saves the day for Malaysia

    Kuala Lumpur: The 2011 BWF world junior champion Zulfadli Zulkifli became the sole Malaysia men's singles representative who successfully made it to the main draw at the Malaysian Open on Tuesday. Zulkifli prevented Malaysia from creating an embarrassing record where for the first time in the history of Malaysian Open, no Malaysian men's singles player could make it to main draw.Zulfadli Zulkifli is a talented player that needs great coaching program in order to become a world class player

    Zulfadli Zulkifli is a talented player that needs great coaching program in order to become a world class player

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