Sport Digest, January 20, 2013

PUBLISHED : Sunday, 20 January, 2013, 12:00am
UPDATED : Sunday, 20 January, 2013, 4:45am

Public choose favourite Hong Kong sports stars

Public voting for the Bank of China Hong Kong Sports Stars Awards opened yesterday. Organisers of the event, the Hong Kong Olympic Committee, received 126 nominations from 40 national sports associations competing in six awards categories. Fans can vote for their star of 2012 on the official website, until February 18. Recipients will be announced during the prize presentation to be held on March 14. Chan Kin-wa


Baltimore's 'Duke of Earl' dies aged 82

Earl Weaver, the fiery Hall of Fame baseball manager who won 1,480 games with the Baltimore Orioles, has died of an apparent heart attack while on a Caribbean cruise . He was 82. The Duke of Earl, as he was affectionately known in Baltimore, took the Orioles into the World Series four times over 17 seasons but won only one title, in 1970. His .583 winning percentage ranks fifth among managers who served 10 or more seasons in the 20th century. AP


Australia sink China in lucrative Super Series

China's powerful swimming team were beaten by Australia at the inaugural tri-nation Super Series yesterday. The two-night event, the richest meet in the world with US$500,000 in prize money up for grabs, wrapped up with the host nation dominating the second evening even more comprehensively than they did the first, particularly in the men's events, winning 14 of 20 races contested. Over the two nights, the host nation won 26 of 39 events, while China won 11 and South Africa two. AFP


Steady Rose closes In on Abu Dhabi title

Justin Rose consolidated his lead in the Abu Dhabi HSBC Golf Championship yesterday, firing a 68 to take a two-stroke lead into the final round. The 32-year-old English world No 5 is at 12-under for the tournament after three rounds, one clear of Dane Thorbjorn Olesen and Welshman Jamie Donaldson, who both shot 69s. AFP