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BADMINTON: Top-ranked Momota and Tai take Singapore Open titles

Japan dominated the Singapore Open with four finalists and three winners, but the top-ranked Singles players in the world impressed with wins by Kento...

BADMINTON Preview: All five no. 1-ranked players and teams in Singapore Open

The BWF World Tour’s Asian swing continues this week at the Singapore Indoor Stadium for the Singapore Open, held continuously since 1987. It has...

BADMINTON: Four golds for China and one for Taipei in Malaysia Open

Depending on how you look at it., China won four or all five divisions at the Malaysia Open in Kuala Lumpur, including a remarkable...

BADMINTON Preview: Best in the world lined up for Malaysia Open

An outstanding field has gathered for the Celcom Axiata Malaysia Open in Kuala Lumpur (MAS), with the top three in the BWF World Rankings...

BADMINTON: Axelsen and Intanon win again at India Open

Danish star Viktor Axelsen is a commanding presence on the court at 6-4 (1.93 m) and was World Champion in 2017. But even the...

BADMINTON Preview: Six former champions headline India Open in New Delhi

The 12th Yonex-Sunrise India Open is underway at the Siri For Indoor Stadium in New Delhi (IND), with five former champions among the entries....

BADMINTON: China sweeps singles titles at Yonex Swiss Open

Despite the presence of two Olympic Champions in the field from China, it was Yuqi Shi who won the men’s Singles title at the...

BADMINTON Preview: Two Olympic champs in Yonex Swiss Open men’s Singles field

After the thrill of the All-England Open, the BWF World Tour is a little calmer this week with a Level 300 Series tournament, the...

BADMINTON: Three wins for China and Momota makes history at the $1,000,000 All-England Open

The big money – $1,000,000 in prize money – brought out all of the no. 1 -ranked players and teams in the world for...

BADMINTON Preview: Stars are out for the $1 million Yonex Al-england Open in Birmingham

Nothing like a prize purse of $1 million to get players interested in a major tournament and most of the top stars in the...

BADMINTON: No. 1 Momota beats no. 11 Nishimoto in men’s German Open final

Truth be told, some of the interest in the German Open in Muelheim is getting ready for the $1,000,000 Yonex All England Open Championships...

BADMINTON Preview: Japan seeded to sweep the German Open!

The BWF World Tour is in Muelheim an der Ruhr (GER) for the $150,000 German Open, with an excellent field. The top seeds: ● Men’s Singles: 1. Kento Momota (JPN) 2. Tien Chen Chou (TPE) 3. Kenta Nishimoto (JPN) ● Men’s Doubles: 1. Takeshi Kamura/Keigo Sonoda (JPN) 2. Hiroyuki Endo/Yuta Watanabe (JPN) 3. Chengkai Han/Haodong […]
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BADMINTON: Denmark and Korea tops at Spain Masters in Barcelona

The singles finals were all Denmark and Korean teams nearly swept the doubles matches in the finals of the Spain Masters tournament in Barcelona. Both...

BADMINTON Preview: Strong Danish team set for Spain Masters in Barcelona

The BWF World Tour resumes in Barcelona (ESP) at the Vall d’Hebron Olympic Centre, well remembered from the 1992 Olympic Games, and headlined by...

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...

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