Sports Digest, November 22, 2012

PUBLISHED : Thursday, 22 November, 2012, 12:00am
UPDATED : Thursday, 22 November, 2012, 2:36am

HK to face N Korea in East Asian Cup qualifier

Hong Kong will face a tough North Korea side in next week's East Asian Cup soccer qualifier with the visitors likely to include top striker Jong Tae-se, who plays for German Second Division side Cologne. Jong, who earned fame during the 2010 World Cup finals in South Africa, has been struggling to get a regular position in the German side and is planning to join South Korea's K-League. Hong Kong, meanwhile, lost 1-0 to Yokohama FC in yesterday's training match, but coach Kim Pan-gon said the result was not important as his major concern was to find the best squad for the five-team tournament, which also includes Guam, Australia and Taiwan. Chan Kin-wa


'Macho' fights for life after shooting

Former world boxing champion Hector "Macho" Camacho was in critical condition yesterday, after being shot in his native Puerto Rico. Doctors and his family are expected to wrestle with whether to take him off life support. Doctors said Camacho was expected to survive after he was shot in the face, while sitting in a car on Tuesday night in his hometown of Bayamon. But his condition worsened and his heart stopped at one point, said Dr Ernesto Torres, director of the Centro Medico trauma centre in San Juan. "He's battling minute to minute. This is the most important fight of his life," Torres said outside the hospital. Torres said two specialists would determine his level of brain activity. They will then consult with other doctors and Camacho's mother, who was expected to arrive from New York, said Ismael Leandry, a friend and former manager. Camacho, 50, was outside a bar in a parked Ford Mustang with a friend when he was shot in the face. His 49-year-old friend Adrian Mojica Moreno was killed, police said. AP


Century for Abul Hasan on debut at No10

Lower order batsman Abul Hasan hit a century on his debut to propel Bangladesh to 365 for eight at stumps yesterday on the first day of the second cricket test against West Indies. Hasan's century off 108 runs, included 13 boundaries and three sixes a in Khulna. He became only the second test player in cricket history to hit a century as No10 batsman. Hasan figured in a 172-run unbeaten ninth-wicket stand with another lower order batsman, Mahmudullah Riyad (72). Riyad hit nine boundaries in his knock. Fidel Edwards took five wickets for 81 for the West Indies. AP