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

    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)

    After last's week's German Open semi-finals defeat, Chen Long makes another early exit at All England. (photo: AFP)

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

    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)

    Lee Chong Wei plays with some strapping on his left knee on Wednesday. (photo: AP)

  • Chen Long loses in German Open semi-finals

    Mulheim an der Ruhr: No. 2 seed Chen Long has fallen short of a berth in the final of the German Open, beaten by Taiwanese and No. 14 seed Wang Tzu Wei on Saturday.Despite huge disappointment at German Open, Chen Long will shift his attention to the All England. (photo: AP)

    Despite huge disappointment at German Open, Chen Long will shift his attention to the All England. (photo: AP)

  • Chen Long advances, Chan Peng Soon/Goh Liu Ying fizzle out at German Open

    Mulheim an der Ruhr: The second seed and Olympic champion Chen Long advanced to the semi-finals of the $120,000 German Open on Friday.Chen Long cruises into German Open semi-finals. (photo:AP)

    Chen Long cruises into German Open semi-finals. (photo:AP)

  • Lin Dan crashes out, Chan Peng Soon/Goh Liu Ying survive a thriller at German Open

    Mulheim an der Ruhr: Denmark's unseeded Emil Holst produced the performance of his life to send two-time Olympic champion Lin Dan crashing out of the German Open men's singles third round on Thursday.We hope Lin Dan will bounce back strong. (photo: AP)

    We hope Lin Dan will bounce back strong. (photo: AP)

  • Lin Dan, Chen Long advance to German Open 3rd round

    Mulheim an der Ruhr: Two-time Olympic champion Lin Dan and Rio Olympic champion Chen Long easily defeated their respective opponents to cruise into the men’s singles third round of the German Open on Wednesday.Lin Dan aims to win the German Open title. (photo: AP)

    Lin Dan aims to win the German Open title. (photo: AP)

  • Lin Dan, Chen Long depart for German Open

    Beijing: The team of China’s badminton players has left for the 2017 German Open that will be held in Mülheim an der Ruhr, Germany from Feb 28th to March 5th.Lin Dan departs on Saturday for 2017 German Open. (photo: OSsports)

    Lin Dan departs on Saturday for 2017 German Open. (photo: OSsports)

  • Lee Chong Wei named top seed at All England, could meet Chen Long in semis

    Kuala Lumpur: Badminton World Federation (BWF) has announced full list of seeds for the 2017 All England tournament that will be held at the Barclaycard Arena in Birmingham, England from March 7-12.Lee Chong Wei is being wise to rehab his injury and not rush back.

    Lee Chong Wei is being wise to rehab his injury and not rush back.

  • Chen Long's Qingdao beat Guangdong to lift 2016/2017 China Badminton Super League title

    Beijing: Rio Olympic champion Chen Long led Qingdao to emerge victorious over Guangdong New Century by clinching the 2016/2017 China Badminton Super League (CBSL) title on Feb 2nd, 2017.Chen Long and Qingdao team win the 2016/2017 China Badminton Super League (CBSL) title.

    Chen Long and Qingdao team win the 2016/2017 China Badminton Super League (CBSL) title.

  • Chen Long helps Qingdao enter final of 2016/2017 China Badminton Super League (CBSL)

    Beijing: Rio Olympic champion Chen Long gave the undefeated Qingdao a crucial edge in their China Badminton Super League (CBSL) semi-final tie against Zhejiang. Chen claimed a thrilling three-set 20-22, 21-11, 21-18 win over the inspired Ye Binghong in the men's singles match to help Qingdao stayed in contention by levelling the score at 2-2.Chen Long takes selfie after his semi-final victory in the 2016/2017 China Badminton Super League (CBSL).

    Chen Long takes selfie after his semi-final victory in the 2016/2017 China Badminton Super League (CBSL).

  • Chen Long steamrolls Shi Yuqi in their 2016/2017 China Badminton Super League (CBSL) tie

    Beijing: Chen Long returned to Qingdao's lineup after a one-game absence as he spearheaded his team to a 3-2 win against the Jiangsu team in the 10th leg of China Badminton Super League (CBSL) tie that was held on Thursday.Chen Long has been a remarkably stable player in the 2016/2017 China Badminton Super League (CBSL).

    Chen Long has been a remarkably stable player in the 2016/2017 China Badminton Super League (CBSL).

  • China Badminton Super League (CBSL): Chen Long leads Qingdao to victory over Liaoning

    Beijing: Last year's China Badminton Super League (CBSL) defending champions Qingdao had very little trouble in their tie against Liaoning on Saturday as the Chen Long-led Qingdao drubbed Liaoning 4-1.Chen Long plays a very stable and delightful game in China Badminton Super League (CBSL) on Saturday.

    Chen Long plays a very stable and delightful game in China Badminton Super League (CBSL) on Saturday.

  • The top 10 badminton stories of 2016

    Kuala Lumpur: As 2016 rolls to an end, BadmintonPlanet.com looks back at the top 10 badminton moments of 2016. Our list doesn’t necessarily contain every great moment for every champion, but the moments that best defined the year in badminton or introduced us to the stars of tomorrow.Top 10 biggest badminton moments Of 2016.

    Top 10 biggest badminton moments Of 2016.

  • Lin Dan gives Guangzhou vital win in China Badminton Super League (CBSL)

    Shenyang: Two-time Olympic champion Lin Dan secured a vital win for Guangzhou in the sixth leg of China Badminton Super League (CBSL) on Wednesday. The victory was the first for Guangzhou in the 2016/2017 CBSL season.Lin Dan still one of the best badminton players in the world.

    Lin Dan still one of the best badminton players in the world.

  • 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.

  • Lin Dan rallies to beat Chen Long in China Badminton Super League (CBSL)

    Beijing: In the fourth leg of China Badminton Super League (CBSL) that took place on Thursday, Lin Dan was discovered to have had an extramarital affair while his wife was pregnant in November, tried to pull himself from the cheating scandal by winning a classic battle against reigning Olympic Chen Long.Lin Dan (right) beats Chen Long at the 2016/2017 China Badminton Super League (CBSL).

    Lin Dan (right) beats Chen Long at the 2016/2017 China Badminton Super League (CBSL).

  • China Badminton Super League: Chen Long loses but Qingdao beat Jiangsu 3-2

    Beijing: Although China's World No. 10 Shi Yuqi notched up a nail-biting straight-set win over reigning Olympic champion Chen Long in the third leg of China Badminton Super League (CBSL) between Jiangsu and defending champions Qingdao, the Qingdao team withstood a spirited rally by Jiangsu and managed to capture a 3-2 victory on Wednesday.Chen Long plays Shi Yuqi in the China Badminton Super League (CBSL).

    Chen Long plays Shi Yuqi in the China Badminton Super League (CBSL).

  • China Badminton Super League: Lin Dan earns 2nd win, Goh Liu Ying partners Zhang Nan

    Beijing: The China Badminton Super League (CBSL) ended its second round of the contest on Thursday. Lin Dan's Guangzhou Heyuan team were heart-broken again on Thursday in a 2-3 loss to the Hunan team after surrendering 2-3  in the opening tie on Tuesday.Goh Liu Ying/Zhang Nan form an interesting but certaintly a very strong mixed doubles pair.

    Goh Liu Ying/Zhang Nan form an interesting but certaintly a very strong mixed doubles pair.

  • Chen Long, Nitya Maheswari-Greysia Polii withdraw from Superseries Finals

    Kuala Lumpur: The Rio Olympic champion and World No. 2 Chen Long of China has decided to give up on the wild card granted by Badminton World Federation (BWF) that allowed him to compete for the USD$1 million Superseries Finals held in Dubai from Dec 14-18.Chen Long decides to end 2016 season early after skipping the Superseries Finals.

    Chen Long decides to end 2016 season early after skipping the Superseries Finals.

  • 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)

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