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Glasgow 2014: It's now or never for Wei Feng and Daren Liew

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Published: 23 July 2014
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Glasgow: So, who's the favorite to win the badminton men's singles title at XX Commonwealth Games after Lee Chong Wei's withdrawal? Really, there is none. Or there are about 4 to 6 players, depending on your viewpoint.Daren Liew (left) and Chong Wei Feng have to step up in Glasgow after losing Lee Chong Wei

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Glasgow 2014: P.V Sindhu leads Indian's badminton challenge

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Published: 22 July 2014
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Glasgow: In the absence of defending champion Saina Nehwal, India's hopes will be on P.V. Sindhu, Parupalli Kashyap and the pair of Jwala Gutta and Ashwini Ponnappa as India eye success in the badminton at the 20th Commonwealth Games.Sindhu looking to repeat Saina Nehwal's 2010 show at Glasgow Commonwealth Games

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Glasgow 2014: Five days at sea and ‘I’m trying to get my legs back’

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Published: 22 July 2014
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Glasgow: Lee Yon has more than his rivals to overcome when the men’s badminton tournament starts at the Commonwealth Games.

After five days at sea, and another in the air, the 22-year-old athlete from the tropical South Atlantic island of Saint Helena, has to shake off his 'jelly' legs too.Babmington player Lee Yon, from St Helena, had to travel 1,200 miles on a Royal Mail ship to the nearest land mass of southern Africa

"It has been non-stop travelling," he explained on Tuesday, a week before his event begins. "I am still trying to get my legs back because I haven't played badminton since I left the island two weeks ago.

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Glasgow 2014: Malaysia's roster still loaded without Lee Chong Wei

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Published: 22 July 2014
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Glasgow: Team Malaysia will be an overwhelming favorite to repeat its 2010 success in New Delhi and continue its reign as Commonwealth Games champion in badminton mixed team event despite the absence of Lee Chong Wei and Koo Kien Keat.Are you able to recognize the Malaysian players without seeing their faces?

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Pei Jing ready to step out of the shadow of Liu Ying

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Published: 21 July 2014
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Glasgow: The days of living in the shadow of being compared to Goh Liu Ying are about to end for Lai Pei Jing.
The 22-year-old had been associated with Goh Liu Ying since she started partnering Chan Peng Soon. Chan Peng Soon's longtime partner, Goh Liu Ying has decided to undergo a career saving knee surgery on May 20th this year.Team Malaysia lines up for group shot in KLIA before departing for Glasgow. From left- Rashid Sidek, Rosman Razak, Chong Wei Feng, Goh V Shem, Jeremy Gan, Tan Wee Kiog, Daren Liew, Lim Yinloo, Woon Khe Wei, Chan Peng Soon, Vivian Hoo, Ehui Chin, Tee Jing Yi, Lai Pei Jing.

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