Eight badminton players disqualified for throwing matches

World doubles champions Yu Yang, left, and Wang Xiaoli, of China, watch as the shuttlecock hits the net during their women's doubles badminton match against South Korea's Jung Kyung-eun and Kim Ha-na, unseen, at the 2012 Summer Olympics, Tuesday, July 31, 2012, in London. Wang and Yu and their South Korean opponents were booed loudly at the Olympics on Tuesday for appearing to try and lose their group match in Wembley Arena to earn an easier draw. (AP Photo/Saurabh Das)

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Olympic badminton authorities booted eight players out of the games' tournament for attempting to throw matches in order to draw a better bracket in the knockout rounds. The players missed routine shots and often served the shuttlecock into the net, leading to one of the most farcical badminton matches of all time. - By Erick Galindo. Yahoo! Sports

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