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Phelps says 3-month suspension fair

Michael Phelps says it's fair for USA Swimming to suspend him for three months, the latest fallout from a photo showing the Olympic great apparently inhaling from a marijuana pipe.hr noshade size=-1 width=50%>

Chan and Goh win first Super Series mixed doubles title

KUALA LUMPUR: Chan Peng Soon and Goh Liu Ying added another feather to their cap by becoming the first Malaysian mixed doubles pair to win a Super Series title at the Japan Open badminton championships in Tokyo yesterday.

Old dog Davydenko schools young pup Dolgopolov

CINCINNATI: Old pro Nikolay Davydenko, a former top five threat, schooled Ukrainian young gun Alexandr Dolgopolov 6-1, 6-1 on Monday to get off to a rollicking start at the ATP-WTA Cincinnati Masters.

Injured Nadal vows only to return when fully fit

PARIS: Rafael Nadal b>i>(pic) /i>/b>said in an interview yesterday that he has not picked up a racquet since limping out of Wimbledon nearly three months ago and will only return to competition once he is fully fit.

Pandelela, we salute you

KEEP up the great work and most importantly, keep your feet firmly on the ground as you strive for greater glory.

Bolt faces strong field in Toronto

TORONTO: Olympic 100m gold medallist and world record holder Usain Bolt can expect a stern test at the Festival of Excellence after organisers unveiled a quality field on Tuesday to face the Jamaican sprinter.

Latin America needs to raise bar for Rio Games

LONDON (Reuters) - Dayron Robles of Cuba did not finish the 110 metres hurdles final in which he was defending his Olympic title and Brazilian Cesar Cielo failed to win a major 50 metres freestyle race in the pool for the first time in four years.

Britain lines up Wiggins to ride in London race

LONDON (Reuters) - Olympic champion Bradley Wiggins is set to ride in London next August when Britain stages a new one-day race for the world's top cyclists, city mayor Boris Johnson said on Friday.

Rizal is the better bet

Azizul Hasni Awang is the world number one ranked keirin rider and winner of the Track World Cup overall title but coach John Beasley is putting his money on Rizal Tisin as the better bet to bag a historic medal for Malaysia in the World Championships in Pruszkow from March 25-29.

Mini Minis in athletics cause big branding stir

LONDON (Reuters) - Remote-controlled miniatures of Mini cars whizzing around the athletics stadium to shuttle javelins, discus and hammers back to the athletes have triggered branding questions at what are strictly ad-free Olympic venues at the London Games.