• 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)

  • Lee Chong Wei, Goh/Tan are Finalists for 2016 BWF Player of the Year award

    Kuala Lumpur: The Badminton World Federation (BWF) has listed Malaysia's World No. 1 badminton superstar Lee Chong Wei and World No. 1 men's doubles pair Goh V Shem/Tan Wee Kiong as the finalists for Male Badminton Player of the Year award.Lee Chong Wei is a top candidate for 2016 Male Badminton Player of the Year award. (photo:AP)

    Lee Chong Wei is a top candidate for 2016 Male Badminton Player of the Year award. (photo:AP)

  • Tai Tzu Ying overtakes Carolina Marin and becomes World No. 1

    Taipei: Taiwan's Tai Tzu Ying is now officially the best women's singles player on the planet.

    In the latest world rankings published Thursday by Badminton World Federation (BWF), the 22-year-old Taiwanese player was listed as No. 1 women's singles player with 78,651 points, followed by Olympic gold medalist Carolina Marin of Spain with 77,750 points.Congratulations to Tai Tzu Ying for becoming World No. 1. (photo: AP)

    Congratulations to Tai Tzu Ying for becoming World No. 1. (photo: AP)

  • Lee Chong Wei, Chen Long, Goh V Shem/Tan Wee Kiong are going to Destination Dubai

    Kuala Lumpur: Despite speculation that World No. 1 men's singles player Lee Chong Wei's spot in the season-ending Badminton World Federation (BWF) World Superseries Finals was in jeopardy after his withdrawal from French Open, China Open and Hong Kong Open, the latest Destination Dubai Rankings published by BWF showed both Lee and the World No. 1 men's pair Goh V Shem/Tan Wee Kiong were the only Malaysians who have made the cut in the year-ending USD $1 million event.Lee Chong Wei could meet Chen Long again in the World Superseries Finals. (photo: AP)

    Lee Chong Wei could meet Chen Long again in the World Superseries Finals. (photo: AP)

  • Jan O Jorgensen beats Chen Long to win China Open

    Fuzhou: Denmark's No. 4 seeds Jan O Jorgensen shocked the home crowd when he held off a stirring comeback from Chen Long in the first set as the second seed Chen came agonizingly close to taking the first set from 17-20 to 20-20 before Jorgensen restored his control to clinch the first set 22-20.Denmark's Jan Jorgensen upset Olympic champion Chen Long to win the 2016 China Superseries. (photo: AP)

    Denmark's Jan Jorgensen upset Olympic champion Chen Long to win the 2016 China Superseries. (photo: AP)

  • Chen Long to play Jan Jorgensen in the China Open final

    Beijing: Men's singles No. 2 seeds and reigning Olympic champion Chen Long from China battled back from a set down to beat fierce rival No. 3 seed Viktor Axelsen of Denmark 21-18, 9-21, 21-14 to book his place in the final of the China Open on Saturday.Chen Long is set to play Jan Jorgensen in the 2016 China Open finals. (photo: AP)

    Chen Long is set to play Jan Jorgensen in the 2016 China Open finals. (photo: AP)

  • Iskandar Zainuddin beats Qiao Bin to reach China Open semis

    Fuzhou: Revenge proved sweet for Malaysia's World No. 33 men's singles player Iskandar Zulkarnain Zainuddin as he battled past reigning Korean Open champion Qiao Bin with a 21-19, 21-7 victory over the Chinese in Friday's China Open quarter-finals.Iskandar Zainuddin celebrates after his quarter-finals victory at the 2016 China Open. (photo: AP)

    Iskandar Zainuddin celebrates after his quarter-finals victory at the 2016 China Open. (photo: AP)

  • Iskandar Zainuddin, Chen Long advance to China Open quarters

    Fuzhou: With two-time Olympic champion Lin Dan's extramarital affair continued to dominate headlines for all the wrong reasons since Thursday morning, BadmintonPlanet would like to take the opportunity to give the ongoing China Open some much-deserved attention.It's nice to see Chen Long start playing badminton again. (photo: AP)

    It's nice to see Chen Long start playing badminton again. (photo: AP)

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