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England's National Badminton League: Surrey Smashers beat Team Derby 5-0

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Published: 27 January 2015
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By pgreen_DT

London: Team Derby were left shell-shocked after a 5-0 hammering by Surrey Smashers left their National Badminton League play-off hopes in the balance.

Bitterly disappointed coach Donna Kellogg says Derby probably now have to win their last two matches – and win them well – to keep their chances of a top-four finish alive.Rajiv Ouseph (left) congratulates Carl Baxter on his surprise victory.

 

Bali hopes to boost badminton with Superliga

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Category: Badminton News
Published: 26 January 2015
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By Ami Afriatni

Denpasar: World-class shuttlers started their campaign in the Djarum Superliga 2015 in Bali on Sunday and local badminton officials hope the event will boost the sport’s development on the island.

Local fans and shuttlers will get a treat as top shuttlers from Asia and Europe play in the eight-day event at Denpasar’s Lila Bhuana sports hall.World number 12 men’s doubles pair Noriyasu Hirata, front, and Hirokatsu Hashimoto in action during the 2015 Djarum Superliga. (Photo Courtesy of PBSI)

 

Muar City crush Kepong to hold top spot on Purple League

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Published: 26 January 2015
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Kuala Lumpur: On Sunday night, Muar City BC of Purple League notched a blowout 15-6 win over Kepong BC to extend their franchise record winning streak to 9 games, thanks to strong performances from Lee Hyun Il and Mak Hee Chun/Tan Bin Shen.

Lee Hyun-Il got off to a good start, breaking Goh Soon Huat of Kepong BC 11-7, 11-5, 10-11, 11-7 to win the first men's singles match comfortably in 39 minutes.Lee Yong-Dae congratulates Mak Hee Chun/Tan Bin Shen after their win over Ow Yao Han/Tan Boon Heong (photo: Muar City's FB)

 

Lee Chong Wei 'would quit' if suspended for doping (video)

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Category: Badminton News
Published: 25 January 2015
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By Jennifer Pak

Malaysia's national hero, Lee Chong Wei, says he will retire from the sport of badminton if he is given a two-year suspension for allegedly doping.We and Badminton need you, Lee Chong Wei!

 

Amelia Alicia Anscelly/Soong Fie Cho, Saina Nehwal win India Masters

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Category: Badminton News
Published: 25 January 2015
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Lucknow: In an action-packed final day of Syed Modi India Masters, 27-year-old  Amelia Alicia Anscelly and 26-year-old Soong Fie Cho of Malaysia upset compatriot top seeds Vivian Hoo/Woon Khe Wei 22-20, 21-15 to win their first title since the 2013,2014 Iran International Challenge.

"We've played together for 3 years, and this is the biggest title we've won so far. We hope we can keep playing well to qualify for the 2016 Olympics," said Amelia.Vivian Hoo (yellow shirt, left) / Woon Khe Wei on the podium with Soong Fie Cho (black shirt, left) - Amelia Alicia Anscelly

 

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