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Kento Momota, Kenichi Tago issue apologies for visiting illegal casino

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Published: 08 April 2016
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Tokyo: Japanese Olympic badminton medal hope Kento Momota made a somber apology on Friday after jeopardizing his place at this summer's Rio Games by visiting an illegal casino.Kento Momota and Kenichi Tago admit to gambling at an illegal casino. (photo: AFP)

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Lee Chong Wei advances as Lin Dan and Carolina Marin exit Malaysia Open

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Published: 08 April 2016
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Kuala Lumpur: No. 2 seed and 10-time Malaysia Open champion Lee Chong Wei sealed a semi-final spot at the Malaysia Open after overcoming Denmark player Viktor Axelsen at the Malawati Stadium in Shah Alam on Friday.

Lee, ranked third in the world, displayed confidence and fine form in the 40-minute game with swift attacks and a sturdy defense to defeat Axelsen 21-14, 21-13.Jan O Jorgensen takes on Lin Dan at the 2016 Malaysia Open. (photo: GettyImages)

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Tai Tzu Ying stuns Li Xuerui in Malaysia 2nd round

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Published: 07 April 2016
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Kuala Lumpur: The 2012 Olympic champion and second seed Li Xuerui was expected to saunter into the Malaysia Open quarter-finals on Thursday when she faced unseeded Tai Tzu Ying of Taiwan, a player she had beaten in their previous 10 encounters.Tai Tzu Ying celebrates after defeated Li Xuerui in the second round of Malaysia Open. (photo: GettyImages)

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Lee Chong Wei, Chan Peng Soon-Goh Liu Ying in Malaysia Open quarters

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Published: 07 April 2016
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Kuala Lumpur: Lee Chong Wei once again became Malaysia's sole men’s singles representative at a prestigious international badminton competition when the 10-time Malaysia Open winner dominated the second round Malaysia Open match to knock out Son Wan Ho of Korea 21-18, 21-12 on Thursday.Chan Peng Soon (L) and Goh Liu Ying (2nd L) of Malaysia were playing against Xu Chen (R) and Ma Jin (2nd R) of China at the 2012 China Open. (photo: GettyImages)

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Kento Momota may be banned from Olympics over illegal gambling

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Published: 07 April 2016
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Tokyo: World No. 4 and 21-year-old men's singles player Kento Momota of Japan could potentially being banned from competing at the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro if the Nippon Badminton Association confirmed Momota has been a frequent visitor to an illegal casino in Tokyo.Kento Momota (r) and Kenichi Tago arrive at Narita airport Thursday morning.

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