• All England Open: British stars set to feature in Birmingham (pic)

    Britain's leading contenders will be in action when the first round of the All England Open Championships begins in Birmingham on Wednesday.

    Chris Adcock features in the mixed doubles with wife Gabby White, and in the men's doubles with Andy Ellis.Britain's leading contenders will be in action when the first round of the All England Open Championships begins in Birmingham on Wednesday.

    Britain's leading contenders will be in action when the first round of the All England Open Championships begins in Birmingham on Wednesday.


    Adcock and White reached a career-high fifth in the world rankings when they won the Hong Kong Open last November.

    World number one and top seed Lee Chong Wei of Malaysia will bid for his third All-England title in the men's singles.

    Last year's winner Chen Long of China defends the crown he won in 2013 at Lee's expense.

  • European Team Championships: England lose to Denmark in final (pic)

    England collected the silver medal at the European Team Championships after a 3-1 final defeat by Denmark in Basel.

    Team captain Rajiv Ouseph gave England a solid start with a singles victory over Hans-Kristian Vittinghus.

    But Andy Ellis and Chris Adcock, and Chris Langridge and Peter Mills, lost their doubles encounters while Toby Penty lost the second singles match.Adcock and Ellis were unable to follow that up as they suffered a 21-17 19-21 21-14 defeat by Carsten Mogensen and Mathias Boe.

    "We were here to win, but also to measure our level, and I'm proud of the silver," said England coach Jakob Hoi.

    "Being in the final gave us the opportunity to compete against the best and that's what we are here for."

  • England defeat Germany to reach Euro Team final (pic)

    England's men beat Germany 3-1 to set up a meeting with Denmark in the final of the European Team Championships.

    Rajiv Ouseph won his singles match while doubles pairs Chris Adcock and Andy Ellis, and Chris Langridge and Peter Mills, were both victorious.England took command of the contest when Adcock and Ellis defeated Michael Fuchs and Johannes Schoettler 21-19 21-19 in the first doubles encounter.

    It means England will collect silver for the first time in the competition after taking bronze two years ago.

    Victory over the Danes on Sunday would also give England their first gold in a European team event since 1984.

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