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

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Published: 09 March 2017
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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)

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Lee Chong Wei, Lin Dan through to All England second round

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Published: 08 March 2017
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Birmingham: Lee Chong Wei made a winning return to competitive badminton on Wednesday after suffering a Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) on his left knee last month, thrilling his supporters at Barclaycard Arena as he beat France player Brice Leverdez 21-15, 21-12 to advance to the second round.Lee Chong Wei plays with some strapping on his left knee on Wednesday. (photo: AP)

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Lee Chong Wei,Lin Dan to start the 2017 All England on Wednesday

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Published: 07 March 2017
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Birmingham: Lee Chong Wei who tore the Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) on his left knee after a fall on a slippery badminton mat at the newly built Academy Badminton Malaysia last month, amazingly passed a second scan on the knee and was allowed to play at his 13th and may be his last All England event on Wednesday.Lee Chong Wei and Lin Dan represent the "Golden Age" of badminton since mid 2000's. (photo: AP)

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Kento Momota's indefinite ban could be lifted as soon as April

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Published: 06 March 2017
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Tokyo: Former men's singles World No. 2 player Kento Momota of Japan who is currently serving an indefinite ban imposed by Nippon Badminton Association (NBA) after Momota was found visiting illegal casinos in Japan six times between Oct 2014 & Jan 2015 together with his teammate Kenichi Tago, may soon have the green light from NBA to return to action.Kento Momota is one of the best badminton players in the world. (photo: AP)

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Chou Tien Chen wins German Open

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Published: 05 March 2017
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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)

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