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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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Goh Jin Wei wins '2015 Best Young Athlete' award

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Published: 06 April 2016
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Kuala Lumpur: Goh Jin Wei, the 2015 world junior champion was selected as winner of the SAM-100Plus Best Young Athlete Award 2015.

She was chosen for this award due to her win at the World Junior Championship in Lima, Peru last year.Goh Jin Wei poses at the 2015 World Junior Championship awards ceremony in Lima, Peru.

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Lee Chong Wei sails through in first round of Malaysia Open

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Published: 06 April 2016
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Kuala Lumpur: All eyes were on World No. 3 Lee Chong Wei as he walked on to the court on Wednesday. Greeted by cheers, the Malaysia badminton superstar who is bidding to become the first man to win the Malaysian Open for a record 11th time, made the home crowd very happy as he handed Japanese Takuma Ueda a first round loss by defeating the Japanese 21-11, 21-8 in the first round of Malaysia Open.Lee Chong Wei returns a shot against Takuma Ueda in the first round of Malaysia Open in Shah Alam. (photo: GettyImages)

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Vivian Hoo-Woon Khe Wei face uphill battle to qualify for Rio after scheduling mistake

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Published: 05 April 2016
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Kuala Lumpur: Malaysian top women's doubles pair Vivian Hoo-Woon Khe Wei's road to Rio just got a little steeper.

Badly miscalculated by the Badminton Association of Malaysia (BAM), the mistake could cost the World No. 14th Hoo/Woon a place in the last 16 when the Olympic qualifying period ends on May 1st.Vivian Hoo-Woon Khe Wei must play well in three major tournaments to boost hopes for Rio Olympics.

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Parupalli Kashyap likely to miss Olympics with knee injury

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Published: 05 April 2016
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New Delhi: The world No. 17 men's singles player Parupalli Kashyap who is still battling his knee injury, has pulled out from the Malaysia Open Super Series Premier and Singapore Open Super Series.Parupalli Kashyap and his team are awaiting the doctor's final call before deciding on his knee surgery. (photo: AFP)

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