Kuala Lumpur, May 24 (IANS) Indonesia almost scared China in their second meeting in three days but the defending champions still made the semifinals of the Sudirman Cup here. Tontowi Ahmad/Liliyana Natsir provided good start for Indonesia as they stunned Olympic runners-up Xu Chen/Ma Jin in mixed doubles 21-18, 14-21 and 21-16 Thursday. But Chen Long quickly levelled the score for China after he thrashed Tommy Sugiarto 21-11, 21-15 in men's singles.
Kuala Lumpur, May 20 (IANS) Japan showed all-round strength by sweeping aside Singapore 5-0 in their group match at the Sudirman Cup here Monday. Hiroyuki Endo and Kenichi Hayakawa made it 1-0 for Japan in the men's doubles by beating Chrisnanta Danny Bawa and Terry Zhao 21-7, 21-18. World No.24 Gu Juan of Singapore was beaten by No.10 Minatsu Mitani at 21-10, 21-19 in women's singles while in men's singles, Derek Wong mounted some resistance against his opponent Takuma Ueda but Ueda prevailed 21-18, 13-21, 21-
Kuala Lumpur, May 20 (IANS) Indian shuttlers Monday lost their second and final Group A tie to Indonesia 1-4 to exit the Sudirman Cup on the second day of competitions at the Putra Stadium here After suffering a humiliating 0-5 loss Sunday to four-time defending champions China in the biennial tournament, India only managed to win one match out of five as Parupalli Kashyap was the lone bright spot. In the first match of the day, India's Akshay Dewalkar and Pranaav Jerry Chopra lost their men's doubles tie to Pratama Angga and Saputro Rian Agung 13-21, 10-21 in 24 minutes
Kuala Lumpur, May 19 (IANS) Indian shuttlers were thrashed 0-5 by their Chinese counterparts on the first day of the Sudirman Cup here at the Putra Stadium Sunday. India lost their Group A matches in all the five categories of the biennial world mixed team badminton championships, winning only one game out of 11.
Kuala Lumpur, May 9 (IANS) Four-time champion Lin Dan of China will defend his World Championship title in August, courtesy a wildcard given by the the Badminton World Federation (BWF) Thursday.
Kuala Lumpur, May 7 (IANS) Thai star Thongchai Jaidee's fourth place finish at the CIMB Niaga Indonesian Masters golf over the weekend has propelled him to 59th position on the latest Official World Golf Ranking which puts him in line for a third appearance at the next month's US Open.
Kuala Lumpur, May 6 (IANS) Malaysia's ruling coalition won a fiercely contested general election with a comparatively slimmer majority, polling results showed early Monday. The opposition declined to accept the result citing electoral fraud allegations.
Kuala Lumpur, May 4 (IANS) Top seed P.V.
Kuala Lumpur, May 4 (IANS) India's P.V. Sindhu lived up to her top billing by winning her maiden Grand Prix Gold title beating Singaporean fifth seed Juan Gu in the women's singles final of the $120,000 Malaysia Open badminton here Saturday. The Hyderabadi World No.13 won 21-17, 17-21, 21-19 in one hour and 11 minutes at the Juara Indoor Stadium to increase her head-to-head to 2-1 against Gu.
Kuala Lumpur, May 3 (IANS) Top seed P.V. Sindhu of India stormed into the Malaysia Open Grand Prix Gold final defeating Thailand's Sapsiree Taerattanachai at the Juara Indoor Stadium here Friday. Sindhu got the better of third seed 21-17, 21-11 in the semifinal lasting 34 minutes.