• Lee Yong-Dae & Ko Sung-Hyun to skip China Badminton Super League

    Guangzhou: Two high-profile men's doubles players from Korea, Lee Yong-Dae and Ko Sung-Hyun who originally planned to join Guangzhou Yueyu Badminton Club for the 2015/2016 China Badminton Super League season, have ended their season in China to reduce the likelihood of conflict for their preparation of the 2016 Rio Olympics.Lee Yong-Dae greets the fans during China Badminton Super League in Huizhou. (photo: ossports)

    Lee Yong-Dae greets the fans during China Badminton Super League in Huizhou. (photo: ossports)

  • Kento Momota, Mohammad Ahsan/Hendra Setiawan win World Superseries Finals

    Dubai: No. 2 seed Kento Momota brought Viktor Axelsen's great run at the 2015 Dubai World Superseries Finals to an end by clinching the men's singles title in Dubai on Sunday.Congratulations to Mohammad Ahsan/Hendra Setiawan! (photo: Mohammad Ahsan/Hendra Setiawan FB)

    Congratulations to Mohammad Ahsan/Hendra Setiawan! (photo: Mohammad Ahsan/Hendra Setiawan FB)

  • BWF Superseries Finals: Chen Long, Carolina Marin in semis

    Dubai: Having already qualified for the BWF Dubai Superseries Finals semifinals, some might have thought that World No.1 Chen Long would take it easy against Jan O Jorgensen on Friday.Chen Long shakes hands with  Jan O Jorgensen after crushing the world No. 2 in straight sets.

    Chen Long shakes hands with Jan O Jorgensen after crushing the world No. 2 in straight sets.

  • P.V. Sindhu beats Minatsu Mitani to win Macau Open title

    Macau: India's P.V Sindhu put a magnificent finishing  touch to her 2015 season by beating Japanese Minatsu Mitani 21-9, 21-23, 21-14 to win her third consecutive Macau Open title on Sunday.Congratulations to P.V Sindhu, another great win!

    Congratulations to P.V Sindhu, another great win!

  • P.V. Sindhu downs Akane Yamaguchi to set up Minatsu Mitani final at Macau Open

    Macau: Two-time Macau Open defending champion P.V Sindhu's enduring brilliance and her sheer hatred of losing allowed her to withstand a stunning fightback by Akane Yamaguchi and remained undefeated at the Macau Open on Saturday.

    World No. 12 Sindhu got off to an excellent start in the first set as she took the game 21-8 in approximately 14 minutes.P.V. Sindhu to play Minatsu Mitani in the Macau Open final on Sunday. (photo: Macau Open)

    P.V. Sindhu to play Minatsu Mitani in the Macau Open final on Sunday. (photo: Macau Open)

  • Lee Dong Keun, Ko Sung Hyun/Kim Ha Na win Korea Masters

    Jeonju City: In what was their second encounter against each other in the Korea Grand Prix Gold finals for second year in a row, defending champion Lee Dong Keun needed 78 minutes to see off last year's runner-up Lee Hyun-Il to claim the men's singles title in Jeonju City on Sunday.Congratulations to Ko Sung Hyun/Kim Ha Na for winning their third title in less than a month.

    Congratulations to Ko Sung Hyun/Kim Ha Na for winning their third title in less than a month.

  • Lee Hyun Il, Ko Sung Hyun/Kim Ha Na in Korea Masters final

    Jeonju City: In a scintillating display of badminton, 35-year-old Korean Lee Hyun Il turned back the clock to defeat his 20-year-old compatriot Jeon Hyeok Jin 21-12, 24-22 in men's semi-finals at the Korea Masters on Saturday.Ko Sung Hyun (left) and Kim Ha Na's strong surge in the second half of 2015 has been amazing.

    Ko Sung Hyun (left) and Kim Ha Na's strong surge in the second half of 2015 has been amazing.

  • Lee Yong Dae pulls out of Korea Masters with neck injury

    Jeonju City: World No. 1 men's pair Lee Yong Dae/Yoo Yeon Seong shocked the crowd in Jeonju Indoor Badminton Court on Friday afternoon when the pair withdrew from the men's doubles quarter-finals final of the Korea Masters, after Lee Yong Dae suffered a neck injury when they were leading 11-10 in the first set against Taiwan's Lee Jhe-Huei/Lee Yang.Wish Lee Yong Dae a speedy recover.

    Wish Lee Yong Dae a speedy recover.

  • Korea Masters: Zulfadli Zulkiffli exits, Lee Yong Dae/Yoo Yeon Seong advance

    Jeonju City: The Korea Masters GPG continued full steam ahead Thursday with the last remaining Malaysian player Zulfadli Zulkiffli bowed out in the third round of men's singles.Lee Yong Dae and Yoo Yeon Seong are going to finish this year with a string of strong results.

    Lee Yong Dae and Yoo Yeon Seong are going to finish this year with a string of strong results.

  • French Open: Chong Wei Feng advances, Chan Peng Soon/Goh Liu Ying & Tontowi Ahmad/Liliyana Natsir exit

    Paris: Both Chong Wei Feng and Tee Jing Yee of Malaysia have breezed into the French Open main draw on Tuesday while two mixed doubles pairs Chan Peng Soon/Goh Liu Ying and Wong Fai Yin/Chow Mei Kuan were disappointed with first-round exits.Hope Chong Wei Feng can go one step further at French Open.

    Hope Chong Wei Feng can go one step further at French Open.

  • Kenichi Tago, Chan Peng Soon/Goh Liu Ying knocked out of Denmark Open

    Copenhagen: Kenichi Tago suffered another shock early exit at the Denmark Open as he was knocked out in his opening qualifying match by world No 136 Kim Bruun of Denmark.

    The world No. 39 Japanese was struggling to close out the match after he took the first set 21-11, but squandered a leading a 17-14 lead to lose to Bruun 17-21 in the second set. Tago's stamina was no longer what it used to be, he struggled to adjust to the fast-paced game in the third set played by Bruun, who eventually wrapped up the 63 minutes match by brushing aside the Japanese 21-16 in the third set.Hope Chan Peng Soon-Goh Liu Ying can make huge breakthrough at their upcoming Superseries events.

    Hope Chan Peng Soon-Goh Liu Ying can make huge breakthrough at their upcoming Superseries events.

  • Chen Long, Wang Yihan win Chinese Taipei Open

    Taipei: Despite playing against home-country favorite Chou Tien Chen, Chen Long held on to tame Chou 15-21, 21-9, 21-6 and clinched the Chinese Taipei Open men's title on Sunday.Chen Long (right)shakes hands with Taiwan's Chou Tien Chen after the 2015 Taipei GPG men's singles final match. (photo: AP)

    Chen Long (right)shakes hands with Taiwan's Chou Tien Chen after the 2015 Taipei GPG men's singles final match. (photo: AP)

  • Lee Yong-dae leads Korea to win mixed team gold at Universiade

    Gwangju: South Korea won the mixed team gold medal in badminton at the Universiade on Wednesday.South Korean badminton players Lee Yong-dae (L) and Ko Sung-hyun celebrate their gold medal in the mixed team event with a victory over China at the Summer Universiade in Hwasun, South Jeolla Province, on July 8, 2015. (Yonhap)

    South Korean badminton players Lee Yong-dae (L) and Ko Sung-hyun celebrate their gold medal in the mixed team event with a victory over China at the Summer Universiade in Hwasun, South Jeolla Province, on July 8, 2015. (Yonhap)

  • Kento Momota, Ratchanok Intanon win Indonesia Open

    Jakarta: Japanese rising star shuttler Kento Momota upstaged Denmark's defending champion and third seed Jan O. Jorgensen in the men's singles final, while Thailand's Ratchanok Intanon clinched the women's singles title at the $800,000 Indonesia Open Superseries Premier on Sunday.Kento Momota makes big strides with Indonesian Open title.

    Kento Momota makes big strides with Indonesian Open title.

  • Ko Sung-hyun and Shin Baek-choel plays only team event at Asiad

    Incheon: The reigning men's doubles world champion - Ko Sung-hyun and Shin Baek-choel will not be playing in the men's doubles event at the Asian Games, but the pair has promised to give their best for Korea in the team competition.Ko Sung-hyun and Shin Baek-choel stuns Lee Yong-dae and Yoo Yeon-seong in the World Championships final

    Ko Sung-hyun and Shin Baek-choel stuns Lee Yong-dae and Yoo Yeon-seong in the World Championships final

  • World Champs run ends for Hoon Thien How/Tan Wee Kiong

    Copenhagen: The sole men's doubles representative of Malaysia, Hoon Thien How and Tan Wee Kiong crashed out in the quarter-finals of World Championships to 12th seeds Ko Sung-hyun-Shin Baek-cheol of South Korea 18-21, 13-21 on Friday at the Bellarup Super Arena.Hoon Thien How-Tan Wee Kiong plays their last game as a pair on Friday

    Hoon Thien How-Tan Wee Kiong plays their last game as a pair on Friday

  • Another shot at glory for Hiroyuki-Kenichi (pic)

    BIRMINGHAM: After falling short in the final last year, Japan’s Hiroyuki Endo-Kenichi Hayakawa made sure they gave themselves another shot at winning the prestigious All-England badminton championships.

    Last year, Endo-Hayakawa made a superb run to the final only to lose to China’s Liu Xiaolong-Qiu Zihan.Last year's losing All-England finalists Hiroyuki Endo-Kenichi Hayakawa will try to go one better when they take on Mohd Ahsan-Hendra Setiawan in the men's doubles final on Sunday.

    Last year's losing All-England finalists Hiroyuki Endo-Kenichi Hayakawa will try to go one better when they take on Mohd Ahsan-Hendra Setiawan in the men's doubles final on Sunday.

    On Saturday, world No.2 Endo-Hayakawa nearly missed the ticket to the final as they fell behind against a fiery onslaught by South Korea’s Ko Sung-hyun-Shin Baek-cheol.

    The second seeds however regained their composure to pummel the Koreans for a 16-21, 21-17, 21-13 win.

    It was just rewards for the ever-consistent Endo-Hayakawa who have been ranked in the top four for the past two years.

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