Badminton tests a new scoring system next week which could herald the biggest change in the sport since it began in 1893. Instead of playing best-of-three games, first to 15 points per game, the Dutch Open will experiment with best-of-five games, first to nine points.
US OPEN (Orange, Calif) Third round (selected): Men's doubles: Yap Kim Hock and Cheah Soon Kit (Malay) bt C Hunt and S Archer (GB) 15-9 15-1. Women's doubles: J Goode and J Bradbury (GB) bt E Karachkova (Rus) and J Patrick (Can) 15-0 15-4. Mixed doubles: N Ponting and J Goode (GB) bt D Young and D Julien (Can) 15-7 15-7; S Archer and J Bradbury (GB) bt Sandiarto and I Isoliana (Indon) 12-15 15-11 15-9; C Hunt (GB) and H Kirkegaard (Den) bt Ha Tae Kwon and Kim Shin Young (S Kor) 15-2 15-11.