Sports Digest

PUBLISHED : Saturday, 01 September, 2012, 12:00am
UPDATED : Saturday, 01 September, 2012, 3:43am


Goals galore as Tai Pohold Pegasus to a draw

The RedMR First Division got off to a rousing start with a flurry of goals that saw Sun Pegasus and WoFoo Tai Po share the spoils in a 3-3 draw at Yuen Long Stadium last night. Pegasus, who finished runners-up to Kitchee last season, opened the scoring just two minutes into the game when Ng Wai-chiu found the target. Jaimes McKee then struck in the 17th minute for a 2-0 lead before To Hon-to pulled one back for Tai Po two minutes later. McKee then scored his second of the night in the 51st minute to give his side a two-goal advantage. But Lui Chi-hing made it 3-2 before Christian Annan struck seven minutes before time with a powerful shot to ensure Tai Po a share of the points. Tai Po coach Cheung Po-chun was pleased: "We did very well to come back from 3-1 down and take a point. We were rather nervous tonight, it being our first game of the season," said Cheung. Unus Alladin

Taylor century lifts NZ in Bangalore

New Zealand captain Ross Taylor struck a fluent century yesterday to help New Zealand reach 328 for six in their first innings on the opening day of the second cricket test against India in Bangalore. Taylor struck 16 fours and two sixes during his 127-ball knock as the resurgent visiting side, who trail the two-test series 1-0, batted fluently after deciding to take first strike at Chinnaswamy Stadium. Kruger van Wyk (63) and Doug Bracewell (30) were the not-out batsmen when play had to be stopped due to bad light with 8.3 of the day's allotted overs remaining. Earlier, Martin Guptill struck a fluent 53 at the top of the order. For India, left-arm spinner Pragyan Ojha was the most successful bowler with four for 90. AP

City sign Maicon as deadline looms

Manchester City completed a double swoop for Inter Milan defender Maicon and Swansea winger Scott Sinclair as the Premier League champions set the pace in the frantic final hours before the transfer window closes this morning. With only a few hours left to bring in new players before the window shuts until January, England's top-flight clubs are engaged in a frenzy of last-minute wheeling and dealing. City boss Roberto Mancini has endured a frustrating time in the transfer market since the end of last season, but there has been a late flurry of activity at Eastlands and his £6 million (HK$ 73.6 million) move for Sinclair was followed by the surprise capture of right-back Maicon for £3 million, as well as the arrival of former Arsenal goalkeeper Richard Wright on a free transfer. AFP