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Ville Lang, Robert Blair & Imogen Bankier win Scottish Grand Prix

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Published: 24 November 2014
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Glasgow: Finland’s Ville Lang once again stole the limelight at the Emirates Arena in Glasgow on Sunday, when he stormed back by saving four match points in the second game against Chinese Taipei’s Wang Tzu Wei to take his second Scottish Open title after last lifting the title in 2006 back when the Scottish Open was still an international challenge tournament.Ville Lang won the men's singles final to secure his first-ever Grand Prix title

 

Son Wan-ho overtakes no. 1 Chen Long with Hong Kong triumph

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Published: 23 November 2014
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Hong Kong: After Chong Wei Feng of Malaysia handed him the first round exit at last week's China Open, a rejuvenated Son Wan-ho of Korea came roaring out of the gates in the men's singles final to beat world champion Chen Long of China 21-19, 21-16 for the Hong Kong Open title on Sunday.Chen Long (yellow shirt) stands on theh podium with Son Wan-ho

 

Nozomi Okuhara upsets Carolina Marin in Hong Kong semis

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Published: 22 November 2014
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Hong Kong: Nozomi Okuhara stunned Carolina Marin to book a clash with Tai Tzu-ying in the women's final of the BWF Hong Kong Open.

Japan's Okuhara overcame the world and European champion 21-13 21-9 in a dominant display, and she will now meet sixth seed Tai in Sunday's showdown.At the age of 16, Nozomi Okuhara, became the youngest women's singles champion ever at the All Japan Badminton Championships in 2011

 

Chen Long beats Kidambi Srikanth to reach Hong Kong Open final

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Published: 22 November 2014
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Hong Kong: Top seed China’s Chen Long prevented Kidambi Srikanth from becoming synonymous with ‘Chinese-killer’ by blasted past the Indian in three sets in the semifinals of the men's singles event of the USD 350,000 Hong Kong Open on Saturday. Chen Long defeated Srikanth 21-17, 19-21, 21-6 in 64 minutes.Chen Long is on course to win the Hong Kong Open title

Chen Long who defeated K. Srikanth at the BWF World Championships in August and zoomed to a 10-3 lead early in the first set. Chen eventually moved to the game point with a mid-court smash and soon pocketed the opening game when Srikanth hit the nets again.

 

Taufik Hidayat warns shuttlers over badminton doping case

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Published: 21 November 2014
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Jakarta: Former Olympic champion Taufik Hidayat warned other badminton players to take extra care over their diet and supplements after a positive drugs test rocked world number one Lee Chong Wei.

The retired Indonesian said Malaysia's Lee probably took the banned anti-inflammatory dexamethasone by mistake, but that he should still have been aware of what was going into his body.Taufik Hidayat takes the badminton doping incident seriously

 

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