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Badminton 23 Apr 2014 | 8:55 PM

Doubles to the rescue, singles hopeless in ABC meet

PETALING JAYA: New men’s doubles pair Low Juan Shen-Nelson Heg saved Malaysia the blushes at the Asian Badminton Championship (ABC) after their singles counterparts suffered a first-round wipeout in Gimcheon, South Korea.

Badminton 10 May 2014 | 8:23 PM

Final list of entries for Thomas Cup and Uber Cup released

PETALING JAYA: Seasoned singles campaigners Sony Dwi Kuncoro of Indonesia and South Korean Lee Hyun-il along with doubles specialist Cai Yun of China are among the notable absentees for the Thomas Cup Finals in New Delhi from May 18-25.

Badminton 23 May 2014 | 6:07 PM

China make shock exit from Thomas Cup (updated)

NEW DELHI: Japan put up a giant-killing act when they sent defending champions China crashing out of the Thomas Cup Finals by a 3-0 margin in a semi-final match at Siri Fort Indoor Stadium on Friday.

Badminton 24 May 2014 | 2:32 AM

Japan ends China's Thomas Cup domination

NEW DELHI (Reuters) - Olympic champion Lin Dan watched helplessly as badminton powerhouse China's decade-long Thomas Cup reign came to a spectacular end after Japan pulled off a huge upset with a 3-0 victory in the semi-final of the men's team event on Friday.

Badminton 24 May 2014 | 5:59 PM

Thomas Cup: Former players say this is the year

PETALING JAYA: Former internationals Wong Choong Hann and Ong Ewe Hock are quietly confident that Malaysia’s 22-year wait for the elusive Thomas Cup title will finally end on Sunday when they take on Japan.

Nation 25 May 2014 | 12:20 AM

Thomas Cup: Malaysia, Japan draw

Lee Chong Wei gave Malaysia a winning start in the quest to recapture the prestigious Thomas Cup by winning the first game against Japan. The second game, however, went to Japan in a three-set thriller.

Badminton 25 May 2014 | 12:22 AM

Japan beat Malaysia 3-2 to win Thomas Cup (updated)

NEW DELHI: The expectations of a whole nation – starved of Thomas Cup success – proved too much to bear for the Malaysian badminton team as they went down fighting 3-2 to Japan in the final.

Nation 25 May 2014 | 12:38 PM

Thomas Cup: 1967 heroes confident of victory

PETALING JAYA: To many, they were the unmatchable class of 67. They were after all, playing Indonesia in front of a boisterous home crowd at the infamous Istora Senayan stadium in Jakarta.

Nation 26 May 2014 | 12:00 AM

Bittersweet for players' families in Kedah

ALOR SETAR: Two families in Kedah watched the Thomas Cup live on television with more than national pride at stake – they were also on edge as their own flesh and blood were playing.

Nation 26 May 2014 | 7:23 PM

Thomas Cup: Malaysian behind giant-killer Kento Momota

PETALING JAYA: Izuan Ibrahim has no regrets having coached young Japanese shuttler Kento Momota, who scored a crucial point against Malaysia in Sunday's Thomas Cup final.