Sport Digest, October 14, 2012

PUBLISHED : Sunday, 14 October, 2012, 12:00am
UPDATED : Sunday, 14 October, 2012, 2:36am

HKFA left in the dark over Chan's availability

The Hong Kong Football Association still doesn't know whether striker Chan Siu-ki can play against Malaysia in an international friendly on Tuesday. The Guangdong-based Sunray Cave player was included in a 21-member final squad list announced yesterday, but the association had yet to receive any information from his club, if they would release him. "As the club have not said no yet, we will continue to put Chan's name in the squad," said a spokesman. Chan Kin-wa

Home favourite Liang stretches Masters lead

China's Liang Wenchong crept further into the lead with a three-under-par 68 in the third round of the Nanshan China Masters yesterday, seeing off charges by Yang Yong-eun and Aaron Townsend. The home favourite was at 10 under par at the OneAsia US$1 million golf event, two strokes in front of Australian Townsend. South Korea's Yang was four shots off after he birdied the last to get into the final group. AFP

Fiji, NZ advance despite group stage losses

Sevens kingpins Fiji and New Zealand suffered upsets upon reaching the knockout quarter-finals of the Gold Coast IRB Sevens yesterday. Australia held on to down the defending champions Fiji 15-14 to finish the pool stages unbeaten alongside Samoa and South Africa. The Springboks led 19-0 early before beating last year's World Series champions New Zealand 31-21 to finish top of pool A. AFP

Martin keeps title after Cummings' heroics

Steve Cummings capped off a brilliant year for British cycling by taking the final stage of the Tour of Beijing yesterday, but German Tony Martin reclaimed the title that he won last year. Cummings, who races for the BMC Racing Team, claimed victory on day five of cycling's last tour of the season by outsprinting Ryder Hesjedal (Garmin-Sharp). AFP