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Badminton boom in India sparked by Saina Nehwal's success

BIRMINGHAM, England (AP) Biopics are big business in Bollywood. The commercial success in recent years of Indian movies on sports stars such as runner Milkha Singh and boxer Mary Kom have spawned a strong desire for more. Coming soon to the silver screen will be the lives of past and present India cricket captains Mohammad Azharuddin and Mahendra Singh Dhoni, and wrestling coach...
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March 16, 2016  |  Discuss

Lin Dan wins his 6th All England title, Okuhara her 1st

BIRMINGHAM, England (AP) Lin Dan earned his sixth All England badminton title when he routed Chinese teammate Tian Houwei 21-9, 21-10 in the final on Sunday. Meanwhile, Nozomi Okuhara of Japan marked her 21st birthday with her first All England title after beating two-time champion Wang Shixian of China 21-11, 16-21, 21-19 in their thrilling final. ''This is the best birthday...
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March 13, 2016  |  Discuss

Lin Dan wins his 6th All England badminton title

BIRMINGHAM, England (AP) Lin Dan earned his sixth All England badminton title when he routed Chinese teammate Tian Houwei 21-9, 21-10 in the final on Sunday. The final lacked any tension, as Lin bolted to 4-0, enjoyed the same margin at the changeover and pulled away. There were no yells of joy or frustration, just a couple of fist pumps, and Lin could afford to play to the crowd...
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March 13, 2016  |  Discuss

Lin Dan in another All England final, Okuhara beats Marin

BIRMINGHAM, England (AP) Lin Dan will play for a sixth All England Championship in the final after overcoming Chinese teammate Xue Song 18-21, 21-15, 21-9 on Saturday. Another much younger teammate awaits, Tian Houwei, against whom Lin has a 7-0 record. Another Chinese star, Wang Shixian, will try to win her third title on Sunday and won't have to face top-ranked Carolina Marin...
Via AP on Fox
March 12, 2016  |  Discuss

Lin Dan pumped to reach All England semifinals

BIRMINGHAM, England (AP) Lin Dan gave a double fist pump and primal scream. Then he yelled again. That's how much beating Jan O Jorgensen in the All England Championships quarterfinals meant to the badminton superstar on Friday. Humbled by Jorgensen in the quarters of the world championships last August, Lin was up for their first meeting since then, and showed his enduring class...
Via AP on Fox
March 11, 2016  |  Discuss

Lin Dan pumped to reach All England semis

BIRMINGHAM, England (AP) Lin Dan gave a double fist pump and primal scream. Then he yelled again. That's how much beating Jan O Jorgensen in the All England Championships quarterfinals meant to the badminton superstar on Friday. Humbled by Jorgensen in the quarters of the world championships last August, Lin was up for their first meeting since then, and showed his enduring class...
Via AP on Fox
March 11, 2016  |  Discuss

5-time champion Dan, rival Lee make it easily to 2nd round

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) Five-time champion Lin Dan of China and his Malaysian arch rival Lee Chong Wei eased their way to the second round of the badminton world championships following straight-sets victories on Tuesday. The fifth-seeded Dan overpowered Sattawat Pongnairat of the United States 21-8, 21-11 while unseeded Lee outclassed Lithuanian Kestutis Navickas 21-9, 21-13. Both...
Via AP on Fox
August 11, 2015  |  Discuss

Dan Lin of 'The Lego Movie' Takes on Lottery Flick

High-profile filmmaker Dan Lin of The Lego Movie franchise is producing a picture for Disney that centers on a woman with a history of bad luck of epic proportions. Everyone
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June 02, 2015  |  Discuss

Former No 1 Lee Chong Wei given backdated, 8-month ban

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) Former No. 1-ranked Lee Chong Wei has received a backdated eight-month ban for a doping violation uncovered in test at the badminton world championships last August, meaning he can return to competition on Friday. The Badminton World Federation announced the sanction Monday. Lee tested positive for Dexamethasone, a specified substance prohibited ''in...
Via AP on Fox
April 27, 2015  |  Discuss

World badminton federation imposes backdated 8-month doping ban on former No. 1 Lee Chong Wei

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) World badminton federation imposes backdated 8-month doping ban on former No. 1 Lee Chong Wei.
Via AP on Fox
April 27, 2015  |  Discuss

Malaysian sports official confirms badminton World No. 1 Lee Chong Wei has failed doping test

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) Malaysian sports official confirms badminton World No. 1 Lee Chong Wei has failed doping test.
Via AP on Fox
November 08, 2014  |  Discuss
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