Chong Wei weighs in on failed doping test
KUALA LUMPUR • Malaysian badminton star Lee Chong Wei, who served an eight-month doping ban, has urged any Malaysian offender to "stay strong" after reports emerged that a SEA Games champion had failed a drugs test.
The unnamed female diver, one of three who returned positive tests, has asked to be present for her B sample test, and faces the prospect of a four-year ban after being stripped of her medal, should it also return a positive result.
Dutch prospects risk stalled careers in EPL
LUXEMBOURG • Former Chelsea manager Ruud Gullit has warned young Dutch players against moving to the English Premier League, because of the risk they will not play first-team football.
Gullit, now assistant manager of the Netherlands national team, said talented youngsters can waste their early careers sitting on the bench in England, rather than getting time on the pitch.
Peaty seeks to write name in history books
LONDON • Britain's Olympic breaststroke champion Adam Peaty wants to leave a sporting legacy that "cannot be touched", as he looks ahead to next year's Commonwealth Games and the 2020 Olympics.
He is on a mission to break his world record in the 100m breaststroke by becoming the first man to go under 57 seconds.
Fury declines chance to reapply for licence
LONDON • Tyson Fury's boxing career could be over after the former world heavyweight champion said on Wednesday that he would not reapply for a licence to fight from the British Boxing Board of Control.
The 29-year-old's licence was withdrawn after he was charged with a rule violation by UK Anti-Doping after a urine sample from February 2015 showed traces of nandrolone.