Sport Digest, November 6, 2012

PUBLISHED : Tuesday, 06 November, 2012, 12:00am
UPDATED : Tuesday, 06 November, 2012, 2:46am

Tomic found guilty of driving offence

Australian tennis star Bernard Tomic was found guilty yesterday of failing to stop for police in his high-powered, bright orange sports car and placed on a 12-month good behaviour bond. The 20-year-old admitted three other charges after a series of run-ins with authorities on the same day last January. They included two counts of breaching his licence conditions and one of failing to keep left of double dividing lines, for which he was fined a total of A$1,000 (HK$8,000). Tomic contested the failure to stop charge but was found guilty at Southport Magistrates Court on the Gold Coast. AFP

New pairing proves potent force for HK

Hong Kong's Jiang Tianyi and Wong Chun-ting, who have no previous history of notable success as a table tennis partnership, won the men's doubles at the German Open in Bremen over the weekend. The sixth seeds overcame Croatia's Tan Ruiwu and Poland's Wang Zengyi at the final hurdle, posting an impressive five-game win, 11-2, 11-9, 9-11, 11-5, 11-7. It was the best-ever performance for Wong, who only made his debut on the world tour in 2010 and has never progressed beyond the first round of a singles event. In the women's singles in Bremen, Jiang Huajun reached the semi-finals, where she lost to top seed and eventual champion Shen Yanfei of Spain in straight games, 11-6,11-9,11-7, 11-4. Chan Kin-wa

Quiney to make debut as Watson withdraws

Key Australian all-rounder Shane Watson has been ruled out of this week's first Brisbane test against South Africa, with Rob Quiney called up as his replacement, Cricket Australia said yesterday. Australian vice-captain Watson withdrew after failing to recover from a calf injury sustained in a Sheffield Shield match. Victorian batsman Quiney would replace Watson and earn his first cap in Friday's test, CA said. AFP