Ash Barty dumped out of Australian Open as fans set to return

Czech Karolina Muchova rallies from a set down to ruin Barty’s dreams of winning her home…

Ferraris ready to move on from ‘heartbreaking’ declaration debacle

David Ferraris is itching to make his return to Happy Valley on Wednesday night and consign…

Hayes hopes to put ‘shocker’ further in rear-view mirror in Classic Cup

Classic Mile day is one David Hayes is keen to forget but the performance of Master…

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Purton hopes Maldives can atone for mishap after ‘waste of a good ride’

Zac Purton labelled it a “waste of a good ride” and trainer David Hall is unsure…

Soumillon’s lament: ‘I didn’t feel there were many good horses’

Christophe Soumillon has lamented the lack of depth in Hong Kong racing after failing to make…

Carrie Lam tours Sha Tin as hopes of Derby day crowd grow

Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor toured the Jockey Club’s Sha Tin facilities during…

Group One possible for Wellington: ‘these are the ones that get you out of bed’

Richard Gibson believes Wellington is “a good possibility” of tackling Hong Kong’s best sprinters in April…

Hayes discovers Fantastic Treasure as luck changes in Year of the Ox

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ONE: Cormier says Buchecha has all the tools to thrive in MMA

UFC legend backs 13-time BJJ world champ for big success after his move into mixed martial…

Khabib would un-retire for GSP fight, not Conor, says manager

Ali Abdelaziz says not even ‘100 million dollars’ could tempt retired UFC lightweight champ to rematch…

Barca, Real or Liverpool: where does Mohamed Salah belong?

On The Ball by Tony Evans There is a vacancy for a galactico goalscorer at the…

Hong Kong’s only ice hockey podcast scores with Canucks

Started by two Canadian expats living in the city, Across the Pond has charted number one…

Fownes’ young reinforcements arrive to bolster premiership charge

Championship-leading trainer Caspar Fownes knows he will need new stock if he is to maintain his…

Badel celebrates the new year with his best Hong Kong haul

The new year is off to a terrific start for Alexis Badel, who enjoyed his best…

Is 2021 a make-or-break year for Conor McGregor in the UFC?

The Takedown by Patrick Blennerhassett The 33-year-old former two-weight champ might only have a few fights…

Teetan proves just the tonic for Champion as Classic Mile picture becomes clearer

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World record holder Chan faces doubles partner Chiu in Asian virtual event

Hong Kong coach Chris Perry says Chan was beaten by lightweight doubles partner Chiu Hin-chun during…

UFC: Jones has ‘no intentions’ of ever going back to 205

Former 205-pound champ says it would’ve been ‘selfish’ to hold on to belt and ‘lie to…

Funding relief for Hong Kong athletes despite lack of competitions

Financial support is based on performances at international events but the Institute wants athletes to focus…

Will 2021 be best year yet for Hong Kong sport?

Pandemic-hit 2020 has given more lead time for Hong Kong Olympians to prepare for Tokyo Games…

Rizin 26: Horiguchi reclaims title; wants Bellator champ Archuleta

Horiguchi avenges loss with stunning first-round TKO over Kai Asakura at Saitama Super Arena ‘I got…

Rizin 26 sets up Tenshin vs Takeru dream fight

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Hong Kong’s Pascual back at UFC Academy – ‘I just want to fight’

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Badminton players return to action in Bangkok amid Covid-19 concerns

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Tokyo Olympics to be focus of 2021 Hong Kong Festival of Sport

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UFC: Cormier backs Makhachev to succeed lightweight king Khabib

Former double champ Cormier thinks AKA teammate is ‘ready to make a run at the top…

UFC: Cormier on Edwards – ‘I don’t know what you do with him’

No 3-ranked welterweight’s fight against Khamzat Chimaev scrapped for second time, with UFC now pulling him…

A (provisional) Hong Kong sports calendar for 2021

The hope is that things will quickly get back to normal in 2021 Many Hong Kong…

Patch looks to join Little Bridge and Scintillation as Bauhinia Sprint Trophy winners

Tony Cruz believes his promising sprinter Computer Patch might be a straight-track specialist as he attempts…

Exciting pair out to emulate Golden Sixty’s path to Classic Series dominance

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China facing Olympic-sized embarrassment in 2022

The men’s ice hockey team will be suiting up against NHL superstars, every game, in round…

Hong Kong sport endured its very own annus horribilis in 2020

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UFC: Cormier would ‘love’ to see Khabib comeback

UFC lightweight champ set to meet Dana White for talks next month over possible retirement U-turn…

UFC: Cormier thinks Jones deserves heavyweight title shot

‘DC’ backs former great rival to be ‘very successful’ after vacating light heavyweight belt and moving…

Hong Kong tennis channels Agassi in emotional plea to reopen courts

The Hong Kong tennis community has followed up efforts by the local governing body in creating…

Hong Kong athletics chief still hoping to stage 2020 championships

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UFC: GSP teases ‘announcement tomorrow’ as Khabib rumours swirl

The 39-year-old has not fought in three years but looks in great shape in new pictures…

UFC rise of Hong Kong’s Palatnikov brings light to dark year

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UFC: Edwards calls out Masvidal after Chimaev bout scrapped

Kevin Holland and Vicente Luque keen to step in on January 20 in Abu Dhabi, but…

Olympics-qualified Hong Kong athletes share Covid-19 coping mechanisms

Tokyo-bound Jessica Lee, Michael Cheng, Grace Lau, Thomas Ho and Vivian Kong reflect on athlete life…

UFC: Joanna to negotiate contract – ‘I deserve bigger piece of cake’

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Wheelchair climber to take on Hong Kong skyscraper

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Race walker Ching Siu-nga wins award ahead of first race in a year

Association finally announces 2019 results after long delays caused by the pandemic Tse Chun-yin and Cade…

Olympic judo qualifier being planned next year in ‘safety bubble’

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Resilience was the Jockey Club’s theme in 2020, empathy has to be the focus in 2021

Looking back on 2020, the overwhelming success story is the fact Hong Kong racing continued relatively…

UFC: Colby thinks McGregor KOs ‘washed up’ Poirier in first round

‘Get the Kleenex ready at the press conference, Dustin is gonna cry to the world,’ says…