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RIO DE JANEIRO -- Chinas Chen Long won gold Saturday in mens badminton, handing Malaysias Lee Chong Wei his third straight Olympic silver medal and signaling Chens place as the games new power. Cheap Adidas NHL Jerseys .Chen fell face down on the court then rose weeping after his 2-0 victory. He then threw three rackets and his shirt into the crowd, which was largely filled with Chinese supporters, before draping himself in the Chinese flag.Lee, while old by badminton standards at 33, was world No. 1 and the favorite coming in. But he faced massive pressure not to lose another Olympic gold, and was coming off a hard-fought match a day earlier against Chinas Lin Dan, the man who beat him in the last two Olympic finals, that felt more like a gold-medal contest than a semifinal. Both Lee and Lin are considered by many to be the best players of their era, and maybe of all time.Chen is now making his place at the top.Chen led early in the first game of the best-of-three match then trailed before capitalizing on repeated Lee errors at the net to pull ahead and win 21-18. Chen then fought off an early Lee lead in the second game to power by the Malaysian 21-18.Though Lee played aggressively, often staring Chen down after winners, Chen seemed to have an answer to both Lees power, parrying his smashes, and to his touch, repeatedly finding his drop shots and lifting them safely toward Lees backcourt. Chens smashes more often found the lines for winners and his subtle net shots often had Lee flustered.The triumph of youth was also the story in the bronze medal match as Viktor Axelsen of Denmark beat two-time Olympic champion Lin 2-1 earlier Saturday.Despite Chens victory and an earlier gold for China in mens doubles, it has been a tough Olympics for China, which has lost its place as badmintons overwhelming superpower. Several top players, including medalists from past games, lost early in Rio. China swept all five badminton gold medals at the 2012 London Games.On Friday, Carolina Marin of Spain beat P.V. Sindhu of India for gold in womens singles badminton. Marin, the world No. 1 and heavy favorite ahead of the Rio Games, also beat Li Xuerui, the defending Olympic champion from China, to get to the gold medal match. Sindhu, ranked world No. 10, made a strong, surprising run through the tournament. Japans Nozomi Okuhara took bronze.---Follow Foster Klug at www.twitter.com/apklug. His work can be found at http://bigstory.ap.org/content/foster-klug Cheap Kings Jerseys China . Now tied for second in the league in shootout goals, the 24-year-old likes to see what the opposing goaltender has in store before he ultimately lands on a move. Cheap Los Angeles Kings Jerseys . The 25-year-old Japanese star has officially been posted by his club team, the Rakuten Golden Eagles. http://www.cheaplosangeleskingsjerseys.com/ .Y. -- Sabres forward Drew Stafford has witnessed plenty of turmoil during his eight seasons in Buffalo. CARNOUSTIE, Scotland -- Miguel Angel Jimenez opened a four-stroke lead in the Senior British Open, missing the Carnoustie course record by a stroke Saturday with a 7-under 65.The 52-year-old Spaniard had a bogey-free round in wind at 6-12 mph on the mostly cloudy afternoon. He had an 11-under 205 total after opening 70-70.Tonight, Im going to do exactly the same thing I did the previous night, Jimenez said. I go with my friends, we go to a nice diner with a nice bottle of Rioja and after that Im going to have a bitt, fat cigar with a nice malt whiskey. Wholesale Kings Jerseys. Jimenez won in Mississippi in March for his third career PGA Tour Champions victory. He has 15 European Tour victories, the last in the 2014 Spanish Open at a tour-record 50 years, 133 days.Paul Broadhurst (68), Wes Short Jr. (69), Tom Byrum (71) and Joe Durant (72) were tied for second. Broadhurst opened with a 75 and had a 66 on Friday. Cheap NFL Jerseys Cheap NFL Jerseys China Cheap Jerseys From China Cheap NFL Jerseys Authentic Wholesale Jerseys China Cheap NFL Jerseys China NFL Cheap Jerseys ' ' '

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