• Lin Dan ousted as Lee Chong Wei to play Shi Yuqi in All England final

    Birmingham: Badminton fans who have been anticipating for the 38th installment of Lee Chong Wei vs. Lin Dan will have to keep waiting because the two-time Olympic champion Lin Dan was knocked out of All England semi-finals by his teammate Shi on Saturday.Lee Chong Wei advances to the 2017 All England final. (photo: AFP)

    Lee Chong Wei advances to the 2017 All England final. (photo: AFP)

  • Goh V Shem/Tan Wee Kiong exit, Lin Dan & Lee Chong Wei in All England semis

    Birmingham: Olympic men's doubles silver medalists Goh V Shem/Tan Wee Kiong failed to get past the quarter-finals by going down to No. 6 seeds Li Junhui/Liu Yuchen of China 19-21, 21-17, 19-21 in 66 minutes on Friday.Lin Dan falls to his knees as he celebrates beating Viktor Axelsen in the 2017 All England quarter-finals. (photo: AFP)

    Lin Dan falls to his knees as he celebrates beating Viktor Axelsen in the 2017 All England quarter-finals. (photo: AFP)

  • Chen Long crashes out, Lee Chong Wei & Lin Dan advance to All England quarters

    Birmingham: Rio Olympic champion Chen Long is out of the 2017 All England after suffering a second-round loss to Tanongsak Saensomboonsuk of Thailand on Thursday. Chen who lost to Wang Tzu Wei of Taiwan at last week's German Open semi-finals, was knocked out by Saensomboonsuk 16-21, 19-21 in 50 minutes.After last's week's German Open semi-finals defeat, Chen Long makes another early exit at All England. (photo: AFP)

    After last's week's German Open semi-finals defeat, Chen Long makes another early exit at All England. (photo: AFP)

  • Chou Tien Chen wins German Open

    Mulheim an der Ruhr: No. 6 seeds Chou Tien Chen of Taiwan who lost to two-time Olympic champion Lin Dan in the 2016 German Open final, lived up to his extravagant billing on Sunday, overcoming compatriot No. 14 seed Wang Tzu Wei to claim his first German Open title.Chou Tien Chen gets a good start in 2017 by winning the German Open. (photo:AP)

    Chou Tien Chen gets a good start in 2017 by winning the German Open. (photo:AP)

  • Kim Sarang/Koo Kien Keat, Goh Giap Chin lead Petaling Jaya to win 2016/2017 Purple League

    Kuala Lumpur: After losing the first two matches, Kim Sarang/Koo Kien Keat and Goh Giap Chin led Petaling Jaya BC in a scintillating comeback in the 2016/2017 Purple League final at Arena of Stars, Resorts World Genting on Sunday, swept aside the star-studded Puchong United 13-9 to win their first Purple League title.Congratulations to Petaling Jaya BC for winning the 2016/2017 Purple League title. (photo: Asyraf Hamzah)

    Congratulations to Petaling Jaya BC for winning the 2016/2017 Purple League title. (photo: Asyraf Hamzah)

  • Puchong United, Petaling Jaya set up 2016/2017 Purple League final

    Genting: Puchong United BC trashed defending champions Muar BC 11-4 in a one-sided Stage 2 of the 2016/2017 Purple League semi-final to set up a final showdown with Petaling Jaya on Sunday.Christinna Pedersen/Yoo Yeon Seong are a solid mixed doubles pair for Puchong United BC. (photo: Purple League)

    Christinna Pedersen/Yoo Yeon Seong are a solid mixed doubles pair for Puchong United BC. (photo: Purple League)

  • Puchong United, Petaling Jaya storm into Purple League semis

    Genting: The Stage 2 of 2016/2017 Purple League kicked off Thursday at the Arena of Stars, Resorts World Genting where both Puchong United and Petaling Jaya able to secure their semi-final spots respectively.Wang Yihan loses her Purple League debut on Thursday. (photo: Purple League)

    Wang Yihan loses her Purple League debut on Thursday. (photo: Purple League)

  • Zhao Jun Peng shocks Chou Tien Chen to win Macau Open

    Macau: China's World No. 125 Zhao Jun Peng came into Sunday's Macau Open final full of confidence, unleashing aggressive attacks against the struggling World No. 8 Chou Tien Chen to quickly clinch the opening set 21-11.Zhao Jun Peng celebrates after winning the 2016 Macau Open.

    Zhao Jun Peng celebrates after winning the 2016 Macau Open.

  • Lee Hyun Il advances, Jan Jorgensen exits French Open

    Paris: Former World No. 1 and unseeded men's singles player Lee Hyun-il of Korea has turned back the clock with an outrageously sublime display to reach the French Open semifinals.Jan Jorgensen needs to work harder in order to get to the top of the badminton world. (photo: AFP)

    Jan Jorgensen needs to work harder in order to get to the top of the badminton world. (photo: AFP)

  • Iskandar Zainuddin pulls off great escape to reach Korea Open 2nd round

    Seoul: World No. 28 Iskandar Zulkarnain Zainuddin of Malaysia overcame a one set deficit in a hard fought match to beat World No. 9 Angus Ng Ka Long of Hong Kong 13-21, 21-14, 21-17 in 48 minutes to take the Korea Open opener on Wednesday.Iskandar Zulkarnain Zainuddin is the No. 2 men's singles player in Malaysia. (photo: AFP)

    Iskandar Zulkarnain Zainuddin is the No. 2 men's singles player in Malaysia. (photo: AFP)

  • Lee Chong Wei advances to quarterfinals at Rio 2016 Olympics

    From David Chelliah

    Rio de Janeiro: Untested Datuk Lee Chong Wei enroute to his final bid for the gold medal began at the Rio Olympic Games when he breezed through into the quarterfinals here Sunday.Lee Chong Wei will play his quarterfinal match next Wednesday. (photo: AFP)

    Lee Chong Wei will play his quarterfinal match next Wednesday. (photo: AFP)

  • Chou Tien Chen wins Chinese Taipei Open

    Taipei: Chou Tien Chen, the world No. 7 men's singles player from Taiwan finally won the Chinese Taipei Open following two runner-up finishes - 2012, and 2015 in the tournament.Chou Tien Chen kisses his Chinese Taipei Open gold medal during the presentation ceremony. (photo: udn)

    Chou Tien Chen kisses his Chinese Taipei Open gold medal during the presentation ceremony. (photo: udn)

  • Tan Kian Meng/Lai Pei Jing reach Chinese Taipei Open Final

    Taipei: Malaysia's young mixed doubles pair of Tan Kian Meng and Lai Pei Jing was in awesome form as they foiled a stirring fight back from Indonesia's scratch pair Riky Widianto/Gloria Emanuelle Widjaja by defeating the Indonesia pair 21-17, 22-20 on Saturday to reach the Chinese Taipei Open final.Wish Lai Pei Jing/Tan Kian Meng best of luck in Chinese Taipei Open final. (photo: AFP)

    Wish Lai Pei Jing/Tan Kian Meng best of luck in Chinese Taipei Open final. (photo: AFP)

  • Jonatan Christie beats Lin Dan at Indonesia Open

    Jakarta: With the backing of home crowd, Indonesia's unseeded Jonatan Christie pulled off a huge upset against China's two time Olympic champion Lin Dan in the second round of the BCA Indonesia Open badminton championship at Bung Karno Indoor Stadium in Senayan, Central Jakarta, on Thursday.

    Christie was ecstatic after clinching his second round match against his own idol 21-12, 21-12 in 36 minutes.Jonatan Christie greets his idol Lin Dan after their Indonesia Open second round match. (photo: PBSI)

    Jonatan Christie greets his idol Lin Dan after their Indonesia Open second round match. (photo: PBSI)

  • Malaysia set to play Denmark in Thomas Cup semis

    Kunshan: The 2014 Thomas Cup runners-up Malaysia ousted Chinese Taipei 3-1 in the quarterfinals at the Kunshan Sports Center Stadium on Thursday to set up a semifinal clash against Denmark on Friday.Lee Chong Wei of Malaysia celebrates after defeating Chou Tien Chen of Taiwan the Thomas Cup quarter-final tie. (photo: AFP)

    Lee Chong Wei of Malaysia celebrates after defeating Chou Tien Chen of Taiwan the Thomas Cup quarter-final tie. (photo: AFP)

  • Lee Chong Wei, Lin Dan check into Badminton Asia Championships quarters

    Wuhan: Lee Chong Wei has resisted a stirring first-set fightback from Hong Kong's Vincent Wong Wing Ki before the Malaysian moved on with 23-21, 21-12 to the Badminton Asia Championships (BAC) quarter-finals on Thursday.

    The World No. 2 Lee remained on course to meet Lin Dan in semi-finals after the two time Olympics champion Lin safely made it through over Vietnam's Nguyen Tien Minh 21-1, 21-11 in 39 minutes.China's Lin Dan reacts during him men's singles match against Ihsan Maulana Mustofa of Indonesia's at the 2016 Asia badminton championship in Wuhan. (photo: GettyImages)

    China's Lin Dan reacts during him men's singles match against Ihsan Maulana Mustofa of Indonesia's at the 2016 Asia badminton championship in Wuhan. (photo: GettyImages)

  • Koo Kean Keat/Tan Boon Heong, Goh V Shem/Tan Wee Kiong in Swiss 2nd Round

    Basel: Despite fighting back from a set down to beat Ireland's Scott Evans 18-21, 23-21, 21-11 in the men's singles first round of Swiss Open yesterday, Malaysia's national champion Iskandar Zulkarnain Zainuddin lost his second round match to Muhammad Bayu Pangisthu of Indonesia at the St. Jakobshalle Badminton Center in Basel when Zainuddin had to retire while trailing 9-17 in the second set due to injury.Goh V Shem/Tan Wee Kiong are hoping for a good showing at the Swiss Open. (photo: Reuters)

    Goh V Shem/Tan Wee Kiong are hoping for a good showing at the Swiss Open. (photo: Reuters)

  • 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)

  • Lin Dan foils Chou Tien Chen fightback to win German Open

    Mulheim: Two time Olympic champion Lin Dan of China was taking on 26-year-old Taiwanese Chou Tien Chen in the German Open finals at the RWE Sporthalle stadium in Mülheim an der Ruhr, Germany on Sunday.Lin Dan and Chou Tien Chen pose for pictures after their Men's Singles Final match at the German Open. (photo: badminton.de)

    Lin Dan and Chou Tien Chen pose for pictures after their Men's Singles Final match at the German Open. (photo: badminton.de)

  • Lin Dan to meet Chou Tien Chen in German Open final

    Mulheim: World No. 5 Lin Dan will face Chou Tien Chen in a German Open final for the first time on Sunday at Mulheim, Germany.

    The two time Olympic Champion Lin Dan held off the challenge from Son Wan Ho of Korea, winning 21-12, 21-13 to reach the German Open final on Saturday.Lin Dan has a 3-1 career records against Chou Tien Chen. (photo: German Open)

    Lin Dan has a 3-1 career records against Chou Tien Chen. (photo: German Open)

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