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SPEED READ: Headlines from The Sports Examiner for Monday, 28 January 2019

Welcome to The Sports Examiner SPEED READ, a 100 mph (44.7 m/s) review of what happened over the last 72 hours in Olympic sport … and a lot happened: LANE ONE Monday: The International Paralympic Committee impressively and decisively dealt with the anti-Semitic stance of the Malaysian government by removing July’s World Para Swimming Championships […]
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BADMINTON: Stunning win for Denmark’s Antonsen in Indonesia Masters

One of the great things about sports is that nothing is guaranteed. So when no. 1-ranked Kento Momota of Japan faced no. 20 Anders...

BADMINTON Preview: Excellent field gathering for Indonesia Masters

The BWF World Tour continues its travels through southeast Asia, this week landing in Jakarta (INA) for a Super 500-level tournament, the Daihatsu Indonesia...

SPEED READ: Headlines from The Sports Examiner for Monday, 21 January 2019

Welcome to The Sports Examiner SPEED READ, a 100 mph (44.7 m/s) review of what happened over the last 72 hours in Olympic sport: LANE ONE: Monday: Part two of our early-on look at what a Congressional commission reviewing the status of the United States Olympic Committee and the U.S. National Governing Bodies might turn […]
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BADMINTON: Olympic champions defeated in finals of Malaysia Masters

China’s Long Chen and Spain’s Carolina Marin triumphed at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio, but they were both on the losing end in Kuala Lumpur at the Malaysia Masters. Chen lost to Korea’s Wan Ho Son in straight sets and Marin was defeated by Thai Ratchanok Intanon, also in straight sets. The Doubles winners, […]
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BADMINTON Preview: Three Olympic champions in Malaysia Masters

While the Malaysian Prime Minister reaffirms his country’s anti-Semitic stance in swimming, Kuala Lumpur is the site of the $350,000 Malaysia Masters BWF World...

SPEED READ: Headlines from The Sports Examiner for Monday, 14 January 2019

Welcome to The Sports Examiner SPEED READ, a 100 mph (44.7 m/s) review of what happened over the last 72 hours in Olympic sport (this time, with links!): LANE ONE/Sunday: The news that the head of the Japanese Olympic Committee, Tsunekazu Takeda, is under serious investigation by a French judge concerning potential bribes paid to […]
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BADMINTON: Shocking win for Kean Yew Loh over Olympic champ Lin in Thailand...

True, China’s Dan Lin is not the same player he was when he won Olympic gold medals in the 2008 and 2012 Games. Now 35, he was ranked 13th in the world leading into the Thailand Masters tournament in Bangkok. But it was still a stunner to see him defeated by Singapore’s 21-year-old Kean Yew […]
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BADMINTON Preview: Thailand Masters starting in Bangkok

The Princess Irivannavari Thailand Masters tournament, with $150,000 in prize money, is underway with the qualifying rounds in Bangkok, and a good field assembled...

BADMINTON Preview: World Tour Finals ready in Guangzhou

The biggest prize purse of the year – $1,500,000 – is at stake in the BWF World Tour Finals in Guangzhou (CHN). The top...

BADMINTON: Korea, Korea, Korea, Korea in Korea Masters

The Korea Masters in Gwangju was just that: a master class from four Korean victors in the five competitions: Wan Ho Son in Men’s...

BADMINTON Preview: Son headlines Gwangju Korea Masters

The BWF World Tour is in Korea this week for the Guangju Korea Masters, a Super 300 tournament with a $250,000 prize purse. Held since...

BADMINTON: Verma saves India’s pride with Singles win at Syed Modi

With four finalists in five divisions, Sunday’s finals at the Syed Modi International Championships looked like a day to celebrate for host India, but...

BADMINTON Preview: World Tour lands in India!

The Syed Modi International Championship – named in memory of the 1982 Commonwealth Games men’s singles champion – takes place this week in Lucknow...

BADMINTON: Japan has fine finalists, three wins in Hong Kong Open

A powerful Japanese entry in the Hong Kong Open claimed half of the spots in the finals and came away with three wins in five divisions. The world’s no. 1-ranked Doubles teams of Marcus Fernaldi Gideon and Kevin Sanjaya Sukamuljo (INA) and Yuki Fukushima and Sayaka Hirota both won, with the Indonesians overcoming Japan’s Takeshi […]
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BADMINTON: No. 1 Momota wins China Masters for win no. 4 this season

Being ranked no. 1 in the world was a good indicator of success in the China Masters stop of the BWF World Tour, with three top-ranked entries winning in Fozhou: ∙ Men’s Singles leader Kento Momota (JPN, pictured above) won his fourth tournament of the season, dispatching no. 3 Tien Chen Chou (TPE) in the […]
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BADMINTON Preview: Three Rio champs in Fuzhou China Open

A strong field has assembled for the Fuzhou China Open, a tournament previously known as the China Masters. The top entries (and current world...

BADMINTON: First-time golds for Lee and Li at Macau Open

You’re never too old to feel good about winning and two veteran players notched their first-ever BWF World Tour wins at the Macau Open...

BADMINTON Preview: BWF World Tour heads to Asia, and Macau

The first of three BWF World Tour events in “China” starts this week in Macau for the $150,000 Macau Open, to be followed by...

BADMINTON: Bad week to be no. 1 as three lose in French Open

The Yonex French Open in Paris (FRA) was loaded with all five of the no. 1-ranked players or teams in the world. But only...
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