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Manny Pacquiao '100% confident' of beating Floyd Mayweather

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Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao were greeted by thousands of fans in Las Vegas as they arrived before Saturday's super-fight.

US legend Mayweather, 38, will meet Pacquiao, 36, for the WBC, WBA and WBO welterweight titles at the MGM Grand Arena.

It will be the richest fight in history, with the two protagonists set to split in the region of £150m.

Read more: Manny Pacquiao '100% confident' of beating Floyd Mayweather

Chong Wei free to compete from Friday



KUALA LUMPUR - MALAYSIAN badminton star Lee Chong Wei (pic) was yesterday cleared to resume his career and pursuit of Olympic gold when he received an eight-month, backdated ban for doping.

The former long-time World No 1 will be able to return to the court as early as this week after the Badminton World Federation found he “accidentally” ingested a banned substance.

Lee, 32, who is eligible to resume competition on Friday (May 1), had warned he would retire if he was hit with a possible two-year ban that would have ruled him out of next year’s Olympics.
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Mayweather-Pacquiao fight tickets sell out in minutes

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Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao's fight sold out within minutes and tickets immediately appeared on websites for as much as £94,000 ($141,000).

Only 1,000 tickets were made available to the public for the fight on 2 May at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas.

The remaining 15,500 seats will go to fighters, sponsors and promoters.

Read more: Mayweather-Pacquiao fight tickets sell out in minutes

Dexamethasone administered to Chong Wei by specialist clinic, says Khairy

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PUTRAJAYA: The banned substance dexamethasone was not administered to Datuk Lee Chong Wei by doctors at the National Sports Institute (ISN) but a specialist sports clinic in Kuala Lumpur as part of stem cell treatment for an injury, said Youth and Sports Minister Khairy Jamaluddin.

"Dexamethasone is allowed for out-of-competition athletes seeking treatment for injuries.

"Traces remain in the body for 10 days but in this case, we are not sure why it lasted longer than that," he told reporters after attending the launching of the GeNexter Carnival 2014 in Putrajaya, Sunday.

Read more: Dexamethasone administered to Chong Wei by specialist clinic, says Khairy

I have never cheated, says national shuttler Chong Wei

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In his first comments since failing a doping test at the World Championships in Copenhagen, national shuttler Datuk Lee Chong Wei said he had never cheated in his entire badminton career.

Lee spoke about his anxiety and fear to former Malay Mail sports writer, Satwant Singh Dhaliwal, in the run up to the B-sample being tested and after it was tested.

"I saw my entire life flash by me, the whole last 15 years just going up in smoke. I was devastated and just did not know what to do.

Read more: I have never cheated, says national shuttler Chong Wei

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