Sports Digest, January 14, 2013

PUBLISHED : Monday, 14 January, 2013, 12:00am
UPDATED : Monday, 14 January, 2013, 3:57am

Guardiola to replace Mancini, paper says

Former Barcelona coach Pep Guardiola is to replace Roberto Mancini as manager of English soccer champions Manchester City in the summer, the Sun on Sunday claimed. Guardiola, 41, stepped down from the Barcelona job at the end of last season having guided them to 14 trophies in his four years in charge, including two Champions League titles. "It is 100 per cent certain that Guardiola is going to City this summer," a high-level source in Spanish football told the paper, which said the Spaniard would become the highest-paid manager in England on £10 million (HK$124 million) a year after tax. AFP


Shek endures pain to win gold for Hong Kong

Hong Kong gymnast Shek Wai-hung shrugged off the effect of a painful shoulder to clinch two golds and two silver medals in the final of the International Invitation Championships at Ma On Shan Sports Centre yesterday. The London Games Olympian was forced to skip the floor exercise and rings owing to a ligament inflammation but still managed to win the vault and parallel bars and finish second in the pommel horse and high bar. "I am happy to be the vault champion because this is my pet event," he said. In the women's competition, Angel Wong Hiu-yin won three of the four events - vault, floor exercise and uneven bars. Wong, who also represented Hong Kong at the London Olympics, finished second in the balance beam behind Joey Tam Jing Ying, of Singapore. Chan Kin-wa


South Africa set for second big win over NZ

South Africa were on track for their second successive big win over New Zealand when they claimed four second-innings wickets on the third afternoon of the second and final cricket test at St George's Park in Port Elizabeth yesterday. New Zealand were 157 for four at the close, 247 runs short of avoiding a second straight innings defeat, after being forced to follow on 404 runs behind. Dale Steyn took five for 17 as New Zealand were all out for 121 in their first innings. Spinner Robin Peterson took the first two wickets in the second innings and quickie Rory Kleinveldt followed up with two wickets off successive deliveries. South Africa won the first test in Cape Town by an innings and 27 runs. AFP