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Ex-champ Hidayat fires warning over Lee dope case JAKARTA: Former Olympic champion Taufik Hidayat warned other badminton players to take extra care over their diet and supplements after a positive drugs test rocked world number one Lee Chong Wei.The retired Indonesian said Malaysia's Lee probably took the banned anti-inflammatory dexamethasone by mistake, but that he should still have been aware of what was going into his body."I just can't believe it until now. I'm not sure that he did it in purpose. Maybe there was a mistake when he was still receiving medication for his injury," Taufik said, according to the Jakarta Globe."A world-class player like Chong Wei should have known what he consumed, what went into his body. And BAM (Badminton Association of Malaysia) is a professional body that carefully looks after its players."Lee, 32, is temporarily barred from competition after testing positive during the world championships. He could face an eventual suspension of up to two ...

South Africa 267 for 8 in Australia ODI MELBOURNE: Skipper AB de Villiers guided South Africa to 267 for eight after winning the toss in the fourth one-day international against Australia in Melbourne on Friday.De Villiers top-scored with 91 off 88 balls to put the Proteas in position to attack the Australians in their innings under lights.Australia lead the best-of-five series 2-1.Copyright AFP (Agence France-Presse), 2014

Australia forced to chose team early 'for marketing' SYDNEY: Australian selector Mark Waugh says his panel will name the team for next month's opening Test with India early "for marketing purposes".The former Test batsman made the admission during a cricket television show on Fox Sports late Thursday where he was asked why the first Test squad was being picked almost two weeks before the December 4-8 series opener.The scheduled squad announcement comes a day before a round of four-day Sheffield Shield matches that ...

Arsenal, Man United in duel to stay in touch LONDON: Arsenal striker Danny Welbeck's reunion with former club Manchester United supplies one of the sub-plots as the Premier League resumes this weekend following the international break.Arsenal welcome United to the Emirates Stadium on Saturday evening for a match that will see both teams attempt to avoid conceding further ground to early-season pace-setters Chelsea.Beaten 2-1 at Swansea City on their last outing, Arsenal approach the weekend in sixth place, 12 points behind leaders Chelsea and ...

High-flying Bayern adjust to life without Lahm BERLIN: Runaway Bundesliga leaders Bayern Munich need to adjust to life without captain Philipp Lahm when they host Hoffenheim on Saturday ahead of next week's Champions League match at Manchester City.The 31-year-old Lahm has been ruled out for the next three months after fracturing his ankle in training, depriving coach Pep Guardiola of one of his key assets, either at right-back or in the defensive midfield."I was shocked when I heard the news and we ...

Inter derby test awaits Mancini in Milan MILAN: The first Milan derby of the season provides Roberto Mancini with his first test on his return to Inter while Lazio host leaders Juventus looking for the win that could boost the title chances of city rivals Roma.The black and blue half of Milan is abuzz following Mancini's return to the club he led to a record three consecutive league titles, two Cups and two Super Cups in his previous spell in charge from ...

Osman eyes Everton milestone against West Ham LIVERPOOL: Everton manager Roberto Martinez has called Leon Osman an "incredible example" to aspiring players as he prepares for his 400th appearance for the club against West Ham United on Saturday.Osman, who made his debut against Tottenham Hotspur in January 2003, signed a one-year contract extension earlier this month and Martinez says the 33-year-old remains a key figure at Goodison Park."I'm sure people know the names of the other players who have reached 400 appearances. ...


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