Badminton

Badminton: Ex-world No. 1 Zhou banned for 2 years for doping, she blames Chinese medicine

Former world No. 1 female player Zhou Mi has been banned for two years by the Badminton World Federation after testing positive for clenbuterol.

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HONG KONG (AFP) - It was a miserable day for China's golden badminton couple, Lin Dan and Xie Xingfang, after they each lost on Sunday in their individual finals at the Yonex-Sunrise Hong Kong Super Series.


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HONG KONG (AFP) - Veteran badminton star Zhou Mi has hailed her return to the top of the world rankings as "a miracle," 18 months after coming out of retirement and switching her allegiance from China to Hong Kong.

Saina in semis of China Masters

Saina Nehwal continued her rampaging form and staved off the challenge of third seed Lin Zhu of China to cruise into the semifinals of the Chinese Masters Super Series at Changzhou in China on Friday.


Saina Nehwal scripts a historic win

HYDERABAD: Saina Nehwal, ranked World No. 14, became the first-ever Indian woman shuttler to win two Grand Prix singles titles when she won the $1,70,000 Yonex Chinese Taipei Grand Prix Gold badminton championship in Taiwan on Sunday, according to...

Halladay overpowers Seattle in 2-0 shutout

SEATTLE (AP) — Roy Halladay pitched his 10th career shutout, dominating the Seattle Mariners and limiting them to just four singles in Toronto's 2-0 victory on Monday night, the Blue Jays' third straight win.