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24 05, 2019

Japanese raider Happy Grin’s legion of fans donate 2 million yen to send the underdog to Hong Kong

By | 2019-05-24T02:47:57+00:00 May 24th, 2019|Sport|Comments Off on Japanese raider Happy Grin’s legion of fans donate 2 million yen to send the underdog to Hong Kong

He’s an underdog who earned a following taking on the mighty Almond Eye and Happy Grin races in Sunday’s Group One Standard Chartered Champions & Chater Cup (2,400m) on the back of the generosity of his fans.The Junji Tanaka-trained four-year-old finis...

24 05, 2019

Hong Kong hard-knocks: the fearsome fighters who defined an era when the city was MMA epicentre

By | 2019-05-24T00:00:11+00:00 May 24th, 2019|Sport|Comments Off on Hong Kong hard-knocks: the fearsome fighters who defined an era when the city was MMA epicentre

Hong Kong’s reputation as the centre of the martial arts world was arrived upon mostly thanks to the exploits of its stars on the big screen as, firstly, Bruce Lee, Jackie Chan and Sammo Hung Kam-bo and then Jet Li Lianjie, Donnie Yen Tze-dan and other...

22 05, 2019

Jimmy Ting reaches new heights with Yee Cheong Baby as youngsters start to fire

By | 2019-05-22T16:15:23+00:00 May 22nd, 2019|Sport|Comments Off on Jimmy Ting reaches new heights with Yee Cheong Baby as youngsters start to fire

Jimmy Ting Koon-ho’s patience with his young horses is starting to pay off and the first-season trainer looks to have a genuine stable star on his hands in Yee Cheong Baby.Last month, Yee Cheong Baby gave Ting his first victory with a horse he imported...

22 05, 2019

Tears of joy for Igor Sartori after he’s voted Hong Kong Footballer of the Year

By | 2019-05-22T14:53:43+00:00 May 22nd, 2019|Sport|Comments Off on Tears of joy for Igor Sartori after he’s voted Hong Kong Footballer of the Year

WoFoo Tai Po striker Igor Sartori was the big winner at the Hong Kong Footballer of the Year awards, but the Brazilian ­remained tight-lipped on his ­future amid rumours he will join rivals R&F next season.The 26-year-old snared four major awards at th...

21 05, 2019

Rain washes out play in Strasbourg

By | 2019-05-21T19:46:00+00:00 May 21st, 2019|Sport|Comments Off on Rain washes out play in Strasbourg

Rain caused a washout at the Internationaux de Strasbourg today, with bad weather also impacting the schedule at the Nuremberg Cup.

21 05, 2019

Hong Kong’s Vivian Kong regains fencing world number one spot after bronze medal in Dubai

By | 2019-05-21T09:39:22+00:00 May 21st, 2019|Sport|Comments Off on Hong Kong’s Vivian Kong regains fencing world number one spot after bronze medal in Dubai

Vivian Kong Man-wai regained her epee world number one spot after capturing a bronze medal at the World Cup series in Dubai over the weekend.The 25-year-old Hong Kong fencer toppled Ana Maria Popescu of Romania by a mere two points, leading the ranking...

21 05, 2019

Great Wall Marathon: Hongkonger pushes through bleeding nipples and burning legs using rugby ‘grit’

By | 2019-05-21T09:01:52+00:00 May 21st, 2019|Sport|Comments Off on Great Wall Marathon: Hongkonger pushes through bleeding nipples and burning legs using rugby ‘grit’

Duncan “Barney” Swanson might not have had experience on his side, or any physical attributes, when he embarked on the Great Wall Marathon on Saturday but he did have a dogged mindset.The Kowloon rugby player was setting out on his first running race o...