• Lin Dan: Young Chinese players face pressure to deliver

    Lingshui: In a Chinese national team internal practice match that was held in Lingshui few days ago, current World No. 5 and two-time Olympic champion Lin Dan lost to World No. 6 Tian Houwei 21-17, 9-21, 21-23 in 77 minutes.Lin Dan trains hard at the Chinese national training camp.

    Lin Dan trains hard at the Chinese national training camp.

  • Chen Long powers Qingdao over Xiamen in China Badminton Super League (CBSL)

    Beijing: Chen Long who played for Qingdao in the 2016/2017 season of China Badminton Super League (CBSL) scored a 21-14, 21-14 against Tian Houwei of Xiamen, lifted his current team to a victory 3-2 win over his former team Xiamen on Saturday.Chen Long remains China Badminton Super League's top box-office star.

    Chen Long remains China Badminton Super League's top box-office star.

  • Goh V Shem/Tan Wee Kiong, Viktor Axelsen wrap up 2016 in style

    Dubai: Malaysia's World No. 1 men's doubles pair Goh V Shem-Tan Wee Kiong couldn't have asked for a better way to end the year of 2016 by claiming the men's doubles title in the Dubai World Superseries Finals in Dubai, United Arab Emirates on Sunday.Goh V Shem/Tan Wee Kiong celebrate their men's doubles victory at the 2016 World Superseries Finals in Dubai. (photo: AFP)

    Goh V Shem/Tan Wee Kiong celebrate their men's doubles victory at the 2016 World Superseries Finals in Dubai. (photo: AFP)

  • Goh V Shem/Tan Wee Kiong, Viktor Axelsen advance to final of Dubai World Superseries Finals

    Dubai: After showing their grit in a narrow escape against Chai Biao/Hong Wei of China on Friday, playing their rematch in two days, Malaysia's No. 2 seeds Goh V Shem/Tan Wee Kiong raised their intensity in the semifinal of 2016 Dubai World Superseries finals on Saturday, fighting to control rallies and settling quickly into rhythm to beat the Chinese pair twice in two days with 21-18, 21-16 in 37 minutes.Goh V Shem/Tan Wee Kiong are eyeing their second Superseries title on Sunday. (photo: AFP)

    Goh V Shem/Tan Wee Kiong are eyeing their second Superseries title on Sunday. (photo: AFP)

  • Lin Dan beats Tian Houwei in Chinese Badminton Super League

    Beijing: The new 2016-17 season of China Badminton Super League (CBSL) has officially started in December 6, 2016, and despite his extra marital affair scandal that rocked the badminton world last month, the two-time Olympic champion showed he still a formidable opponent on the badminton court by beating Tian Houwei 21-15, 22-20.Lin Dan has to rely on badminton to pull him away from other distractions. (photo: AP)

    Lin Dan has to rely on badminton to pull him away from other distractions. (photo: AP)

  • Lee Chong Wei to play Japan Open without Lin Dan & Chen Long

    Kuala Lumpur: World No. 1 Malaysian badminton superstar Lee Chong Wei, Denmark's World No. 4 Viktor Axelsen and World No. 5 Jan Jorgensen will be among the players competing for the Japan Open Superseries in Tokyo that will be held from September 20th to September 25th.Lee Chong Wei receives a relatively good draw for the 2016 Japan Open. (photo: AFP)

    Lee Chong Wei receives a relatively good draw for the 2016 Japan Open. (photo: AFP)

  • Tian Houwei crashes out of Chinese Taipei Open

    Taipei: After the withdrawal of Lee Chong Wei, Lin Dan, and Chen Long, China's Tian Houwei became the highest seed remaining at Chinese Taipei Open. However, the No. 4 seed Tian was knocked out of the tournament when he slumped to an 18-21, 10-21 defeat by Hong Kong shuttler Vincent Wong Wing Ki in the men's singles third round on Thursday.Tian Houwei is currently the World No. 6 in men's singles. (photo: GettyImages)

    Tian Houwei is currently the World No. 6 in men's singles. (photo: GettyImages)

  • Wang Shixian makes strong start at Chinese Taipei Open

    Taipei: Wang Shixian made a flying start in the women's singles first round at Yonex Chinese Taipei Open with a 21-14, 21-16 rout of Taiwan's Hung Shih Han in 33 minutes on Wednesday.Wang Shixian off to strong start in the first round of Chinese Taipei Open. (photo: GettyImages)

    Wang Shixian off to strong start in the first round of Chinese Taipei Open. (photo: GettyImages)

  • Chen Long helps China beat Mexico in Thomas Cup opener

    Kunshan: Chen Long and Tian Houwei of China sprinted through their Thomas Cup openers to edge Mexico 5-0 at Kunshan Sports Center Stadium on Sunday.

    World No. 1 Chen Long led the Chinese Thomas Cup squad with a one-sided 21-12, 21-7 victory in the first men's singles match against Lino Munoz.Chen Long leads China to 5-0 victory in the 2016 Thomas Cup opener. (photo: AFP)

    Chen Long leads China to 5-0 victory in the 2016 Thomas Cup opener. (photo: AFP)

  • BAC: Lee Chong Wei beats Lin Dan to set up Chen Long showdown

    Wuhan: Saturday's Asia Badminton Championships men’s singles semi-finals was definitely one of the best Lee Chong Wei has ever played against his old foe Lin Dan.Lee Chong Wei beats Lin Dan to enter 2016 Asia Badminton Championships final. (photo: GettyImages)

    Lee Chong Wei beats Lin Dan to enter 2016 Asia Badminton Championships final. (photo: GettyImages)

  • Lee Chong Wei sets up dream semi-final against Lin Dan at BAC

    Wuhan: World No. 2 Lee Chong Wei will face World No. 3 Lin Dan in a blockbuster semi-final clash at the 2016 Badminton Asia Championships after dismissing No. 6 seed Chou Tien Chen of Taiwan on Friday in Wuhan, China.Lee Chong Wei sets up semifinal showdown with Lin Dan at the 2016 Badminton Asia Championships. (photo: GettyImages)

    Lee Chong Wei sets up semifinal showdown with Lin Dan at the 2016 Badminton Asia Championships. (photo: GettyImages)

  • Lin Dan captures sixth All England title

    Birmingham: Two-time Olympic champion Lin Dan who had won the prestigious All England tournament in 2004, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012, made history in the modern badminton era by capturing his sixth All England title at the Barclaycard Arena in Birmingham, England on Sunday.Congratulations to Lin Dan for winning the 2016 All England title! (photo: Reuters)

    Congratulations to Lin Dan for winning the 2016 All England title! (photo: Reuters)

  • Carolina Marin pulls out, Lin Dan strong favorite to win German Open

    Mulheim: Top women's singles player Carolina Marin who lead the Spain women's team to finish third in the 2016 European Men's & Women's Team Championships two weeks ago, and helped her team qualified for the Uber Cup finals to be held in Kunshan, China on May 15-22, has pulled out of the German Open slated to kick off on Tuesday.Lin Dan looks so cool when wearing glasses while playing badminton. (photo: AFP)

    Lin Dan looks so cool when wearing glasses while playing badminton. (photo: AFP)

  • India men's team upsets China to reach BATC quarterfinals

    Hyderabad: India completed a 3-2 win over China in the men's category of the Badminton Asia Team Championships (BATC) at the Gachibowli Indoor Stadium in Hyderabad on Thursday.Kidambi Srikanth and his teammates have formed a formidable India men's badminton team.

    Kidambi Srikanth and his teammates have formed a formidable India men's badminton team.

  • Big win for Indonesia, China survive scare in Asia Team Championships

    Hyderabad: Indonesia, Korea and China emerged victorious after beating their respective opponents in the group stage of Badminton Asia Team Championship (BATC) at the Gachibowli indoor stadium on Monday.Mohammad Ahsan & Hendra Setiawan have a busy tournament schedule in recent two weeks.

    Mohammad Ahsan & Hendra Setiawan have a busy tournament schedule in recent two weeks.

  • Lin Dan, Chen Long not competing in BATC

    Beijing: China have decided to send their men's squad for the Badminton Asian Team Championship (BATC) slated to be held in India from Feb 15 to Feb 21 without Lin Dan and Chen Long.

    Li Xuerui and Wang Yihan have also been excluded from the China women's BATC squad.China to ensure Chen Long and Lin Dan get enough rest time prior to Rio Olympic.

    China to ensure Chen Long and Lin Dan get enough rest time prior to Rio Olympic.

  • Chen Long, Carolina Marin and Saina Nehwal sets sights on Dubai Superseries Finals title

    Dubai: After winning seven major titles including the World Championship and All-England men's titles, world No. 1 Chen Long hopes to finish the most successful year of his career by winning adding the Badminton World Federation (BWF) Superseries Finals title under his belt.The all-star badminton players pose for picture with the Superseries Finals organizers. (photo: BWF)

    The all-star badminton players pose for picture with the Superseries Finals organizers. (photo: BWF)

  • 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!

  • Goh Soon Huat pulls past B. S Praneeth into Macau Open semis

    Macau: Malaysian men's singles shuttler Goh Soon Huat had to roll through a spirited opponent on Friday before he found a way to summon his best badminton when it mattered the most to race past India's B. Sai Praneeth down the stretch with 21-16, 21-23, 21-13 in 70 minutes.P. V Sindhu is two wins away from her first major trophy this season.

    P. V Sindhu is two wins away from her first major trophy this season.

  • Lee Chong Wei withdraws from Macau Open

    Macau: Lee Chong Wei has pulled out of the Macau Open citing a knee injury he sustained at Sunday's Hong Kong Open final against Tian Houwei, whom he beat 21-16, 21-15.It's a good thing for Lee Chong Wei to take some time off from badminton. (photo:oaspcort)

    It's a good thing for Lee Chong Wei to take some time off from badminton. (photo:oaspcort)

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