• Canada Open: Lee Chong Wei, Angus Ng Ka Long to meet in final

    Calgary: The No. 14 seed Lee Chong Wei had to work hard against No. 6 seed Japanese Takuma Ueda on Saturday before booking his place in the Canada Open men's singles final. After going down 16-21 in the first game, the Malaysian shuttler upped the tempo to take the second game 21-10. Lee got out to a huge lead with a 12-2 score in the third set before the Japanese started to close the gap by scoring few points here or there. Playing some aggressive badminton, Lee Chong Wei eventually pushing through to win the third set by routing Takuma Ueda 21-12 to earn a men's singles final berth. The whole match lasted 57 minutes, and it was the third consecutive match that Lee Chong Wei was stretched into a rubber game.Wishing Lee Chong Wei luck in the Canada Open final.

    Wishing Lee Chong Wei luck in the Canada Open final.

  • Hoon Thien How/Lim Khim Wah, Lee Chong Wei survive scares in Canada Open

    Calgary: Malaysia's independent men's doubles pair Hoon Thien How/Lim Khim Wah won their quarter-finals match on Friday, but not before surviving a scare from Taiwanese pair Chang Ko-Chi/Wang Tzu Wei at the Canada Open.Lee Chong Wei advances into Canada Open semi-finals.

    Lee Chong Wei advances into Canada Open semi-finals.

  • Lee Chong Wei, Hoon Thien How/Lim Khim Wah reach Canada Open quarters

    Calgary: Malaysia's independent men's doubles pair Hoon Thien How/Lim Khim Wah kept their hopes alive to reach the quarter-finals of the Canada Open having fought back from one set behind, to overcome third seeds Michael Fuchs/Johannes Schoettler of Germany with 13-21, 21-18, 21-14 in the men's doubles second round on Thursday.Lee Chong Wei survives scare in Canada Open men's singles 3rd round.

    Lee Chong Wei survives scare in Canada Open men's singles 3rd round.

  • Lee Chong Wei soars past Shi Yuqi to reach Canada Open 3rd round

    Calgary: After the reigning SEA Games men's singles champion, Chong Wei Feng of Malaysia slumped to a stunning straight-set defeat against Denmark's Christian Lind Thomsen in the first round of Canada Open yesterday, losing 15-21, 20-22, Malaysia's fortune in men's singles was once again had to rely on Lee Chong Wei.Lee Chong Wei is the absolute crowd puller at the 2015 Canada Open.

    Lee Chong Wei is the absolute crowd puller at the 2015 Canada Open.

  • Lee Chong Wei in US Open 3rd round, Hoon Thien How-Lim Khim Wah exit

    New York: Badminton superstar Datuk Lee Chong Wei began his first official men's tournament in the US Open Grand Prix Gold on Tuesday, after his eight-month suspension was lifted on May 1.Lee Chong Wei is the favourite to win the US Open.

    Lee Chong Wei is the favourite to win the US Open.

  • New Zealand Open: Lee Hyun-il in final, Hoon Thien How/Lim Khim Wah exit

    Auckland: Korea's former world No. 1 men's singles badminton star Lee Hyun-il who has come back from retirement at least three times and has not letting age slow down his games. The 35 year old Korean dominating men’s singles semi-finals at New Zealand Open, beating top seed Hsu Jen Hao 21-13, 21-6 to set up a championship clash against unseeded Qiao Bin of China in the men's singles final on Sunday.Hope to see Lee Hyun-il in Rio Olympics. (photo: New Zealand Badminton)

    Hope to see Lee Hyun-il in Rio Olympics. (photo: New Zealand Badminton)

  • New Zealand Open: Hoon Thien How-Lim Khim Wah reach semis

    Auckland: World No. 257 Hoon Thien How-Lim Khim Wah of Malaysia overcame a shaky second set to secure their passages into the men's doubles semi-final of New Zealand Open on Friday. But following defeats for the other remaining Malaysian players, Hoon Thien How-Lim Khim Wah found themselves to be Malaysia's sole hope in the tournament.Lim Khim Wah (left) and Hoon Thien How are both very talented men's doubles player. (photo: New Zealand badminton)

    Lim Khim Wah (left) and Hoon Thien How are both very talented men's doubles player. (photo: New Zealand badminton)

  • Lim Khim Wah and Hoon Thien How receive RM 1 million sponsorship deal

    Kuala Lumpur: Former Badminton Associtaion of Malaysia (BAM) men's doubles shuttlers, Lim Khim Wah and Hoon Thien How signed a sponsorship deal with three companies on Thursday - Absolute Protech Sports (M) Sdn Bhd (a local badminton apparel company); Agromate (M) Sdn Bhd (fertiliser company) and M101 Holdings Sdn Bhd (a property developer company) with a two-year term that worth RM 1 million.Lim Khim Wah (4th left) and  Hoon Thien How with their sponsors (photo: Kosmo)

    Lim Khim Wah (4th left) and Hoon Thien How with their sponsors (photo: Kosmo)

  • Hafiz, Hoon Thien How/Lim Khim Wah advance at China Masters

    Kuala Lumpur: Eight Malaysian shuttlers including a sole men's singles player advanced further at the 2015 BWF China Masters Badminton Tournament held at the Olympic Sports Centre in Changzhou, China, today.It's a surprise to see Hafiz play at the China Masters

    It's a surprise to see Hafiz play at the China Masters

  • BAM's response to player departures

    Kuala Lumpur: Following the latest round of resignations from top Badminton Association of Malaysia (BAM) shuttlers, BAM have issued a statement (see below) on Saturday trying to provide a logical reasoning for the whole situation. Whether that was yet another denial that came out of BAM’s own persisted arrogance, or they finally acknowledged there were deeper issues underlying the whole mess, it's up to you the reader to decide the good, the bad and the ugly in this ongoing story.Badminton Association of Malaysia president Tengku Mahaleel Tengku Arif (left) and his deputy, Datuk Norza Zakaria

    Badminton Association of Malaysia president Tengku Mahaleel Tengku Arif (left) and his deputy, Datuk Norza Zakaria

  • Malaysia Masters: Daren Liew survives Zulfadli Zulkiffli scare; Wei Feng, Tan/Hoon exit

    Kuching: Malaysian shuttler Daren Liew appeared ready to put a turbulent 2014 behind him on Thursday as he had to battle hard to beat Malaysian champion Zulfadli Zulkiffli 23-21, 22-20 in a two-set thriller to advance into the Malaysia Masters quarter-finals.Tan Boon Heong-Hoon Thien How has the potential to evolve into world top 10, if they could loose weight and could improve their physical stamina

    Tan Boon Heong-Hoon Thien How has the potential to evolve into world top 10, if they could loose weight and could improve their physical stamina

  • Axiata Cup: Malaysia beat Vietnam 3-1

    Kuala Lumpur: Malaysia got off to a flying start when they defeated Vietnam 3-1 in their first match in the preliminary round of the Piala Axiata 2014 at the Britama Arena in Jakarta Thursday.Hoon Thien How and Tan Boon Heong at the 2014 Axiata Cup

    Hoon Thien How and Tan Boon Heong at the 2014 Axiata Cup

  • World Champs run ends for Hoon Thien How/Tan Wee Kiong

    Copenhagen: The sole men's doubles representative of Malaysia, Hoon Thien How and Tan Wee Kiong crashed out in the quarter-finals of World Championships to 12th seeds Ko Sung-hyun-Shin Baek-cheol of South Korea 18-21, 13-21 on Friday at the Bellarup Super Arena.Hoon Thien How-Tan Wee Kiong plays their last game as a pair on Friday

    Hoon Thien How-Tan Wee Kiong plays their last game as a pair on Friday

  • World Champs Day 3: Lee Chong Wei,Hoon/Tan breeze through

    Copenhagen: World number one Lee Chong Wei marched into the last 16 of World Championships in Copenhagen on Wednesday,  swept past Germany's Dieter Domke 21-12, 21-9 in 30 minutes.Lee Chong Wei powers way past Dieter Domke

    Lee Chong Wei powers way past Dieter Domke



    "Although Domke is a lower ranked player, but he did put up a good fight. I am confident with my game and I know where I want it to be," said Chong Wei after the match.

  • Malaysia's new triple "doubles" confirmed

    Kuala Lumpur: National doubles coach Pang Cheh Chang has finally acknowledged that there will be some reshuffling in the men's doubles department after the World Championship.Malaysia's new big three men's doubles: Wee Kiong - V Shem (top left), Boon Heong-Thien How (top right), Yao Han- Khim Wah (bottom)

    Malaysia's new big three men's doubles: Wee Kiong - V Shem (top left), Boon Heong-Thien How (top right), Yao Han- Khim Wah (bottom)

  • Australian Open: Tan Boon Heong-Hoon Thien How falters

    Sydney: Tan Boon Heong-Hoon Thien How failed to gain revenge in Sydney as they were crushed by world number two Lee Yong-dae-Yoo Yeon-seong 21-14, 21-16 in the men’s doubles semi-finals in 47 minutes. In last month's Thomas Cup Group C tie against Korea, Tan-Hoon lost to the Korean pair 19-21, 19-21.

     

    "The Korean played a lot of high quality shots today. We gave our best, it's just so hard to score a single point from the Korean," said Boon Heong.

     Lee Yong-dae-Yoo Yeon-seong and Hoon Thien How-Tan Boon Heong at post game press conference

    Lee Yong-dae-Yoo Yeon-seong and Hoon Thien How-Tan Boon Heong at post game press conference

    "This is the second tournament for Thien How and I playing as a pair, even though we reached semi-final, but I am not satisfy with the result. We came so close from reaching the final to earn a shot of becoming the men's doubles champion at Australia," said the disappointed Boon Heong.

  • Australian Open: Tan Boon Heong-Hoon Thien How sole Malaysian left standing

    Sydney: Concluding the day's action on States Sports Centre in Sydney, Australia, two Malaysian pairs crashed out of the tournament leaving unseeded Malaysian pair Hoon Thien How-Tan Boon Heong the sole doubles survivor.

     

    On Friday, Goh V Shem-Tan Wee Kiong's sensation run was ended by Lee Yong-dae-Yoo Yeon-seong of Korea. Goh/Tan lost their first set 21-15 to Lee-Yoo easily, but was able to give the Korean a run for their money before losing the second set 24-22.Tan Boon Heong-Hoon Thien How defeats Cai Yun-Lu Kai (right)

    Tan Boon Heong-Hoon Thien How defeats Cai Yun-Lu Kai (right)

  • Australia Open: Three Malaysian pairs march into quarter finals

    Sydney: Malaysia's scratch pair Goh V Shem-Tan Wee Kiong continued their impressive run at the Australian Open badminton championships to stun sixth seeds Markis Kido-Gideon Markus Fernaldi of Indonesia 19-21, 21-11, 21-12 in 33 minutes to reach the quarter-finals in Sydney on Thursday. They will play Lee Yong Dae-Yoo Yeon Seong of Korea who are eyeing their third back to back Superseries titles.Post match interview: Yoo Yeon Seong-Lee Yong Dae (left) and Hirokatsu Hashimoto-Noriyasu Hirata

    Post match interview: Yoo Yeon Seong-Lee Yong Dae (left) and Hirokatsu Hashimoto-Noriyasu Hirata

    The Korean who won Japan Open two weeks ago and Indonesia Open last week overcame a tight match against Hirokatsu Hashimoto-Noriyasu Hirata of Japan 21-18, 20-22, 21-12 in the second round.

  • Japan Open: Malaysian shuttlers vow to bounce back after Thomas Cup lost

    Kuala Lumpur: Tan Boon Heong, Hoon Thien How, Chong Wei Feng and Liew Daren who lost to their Japanese opponents in the Thomas Cup final, are ready to bounce back in the Japan Open that starts June 10.Malaysian shuttlers vow to bounce back after Thomas Cup loss

    Malaysian shuttlers vow to bounce back after Thomas Cup loss

    In the Thomas Cup final, Tan Boon Heong-Hoon Thien How lost to Kenichi Hayakama/Hiroyuki Endo 21-12, 17-21, 19-21 of Japan after winning the first game. Wei Feng was tamed by 19-year-old Kento Momota, and Daren Liew was knocked off by Takuma Ueda in heartbreaking fashion as Malaysia lost to Japan 3-2.

  • "Doubles troubles": A good problem to have

    Kuala Lumpur: Although they were temporarily paired up during the Thomas Cup Finals, but the pair of Goh V Shem-Tan Wee Kiong have shown a strong potential for becoming the best men's doubles pair in the world. The pair played their first game in the Thomas Cup Finals against Akshay Dewalkar-Pranaav Jerry Chopra of India by winning 21-17 14-21 21-14; They then defeated world number four Kim Sa Rang-Kim Ki Jung 21-17 21-19 in the last game of Group C. They tamed Carsten Mogensen - Joachim Fischer Nielsen of Denmark 21-19, 21-13, and came to the rescue to level the tie at 2-2 when they defeated Keigo Sonoda - Takeshi Kamura 19-21, 21-17, 21-12 in the Thomas Cup final. Their stayed calm under pressure and they were confident in launching attacks against their opponents.Tan Wee Kiong-Goh V Shem celebrate after delivering the winning point for Malaysia by beating South Korea's world No.4 Kim Ki-jung-Kim Sa-rang.

    Tan Wee Kiong-Goh V Shem celebrate after delivering the winning point for Malaysia by beating South Korea's world No.4 Kim Ki-jung-Kim Sa-rang.

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