Sports Digest, March 12, 2013

PUBLISHED : Tuesday, 12 March, 2013, 12:00am
UPDATED : Tuesday, 12 March, 2013, 5:08am

Sun Hei eye winning streak against Yangon

A full-strength Sunray Cave Sun Hei are hoping Hong Kong clubs' good record against Yangon United continues when the two soccer sides meet in an AFC Cup group F match at Mong Kok Stadium tonight. The Myanmar club lost both their home and away matches to Citizen in last year's competition and Sun Hei will be keen to make the most of their home ground advantage as they look for their first group victory. They lost 1-0 away to New Radiant of Maldives in their opening match last week. To prepare for the tie, which is a second-tier regional cup competition, Sun Hei rested some of their regulars in the starting line-up against South China in the FA Cup on Sunday, which they lost 3-0, but goalkeeper Zhang Chunhui, defender Pak Wing-chak, and forwards Liang Zicheng and Leung Tsz-chun are all expected to be back in the heart of the action. In another AFC Cup match, visitors Kitchee face a tough task as they take on Singapore Armed Forces at Jalan Besar Stadium. Kitchee lead group E after a 3-0 home win over Churchill Brothers of India in their opener. Chan Kin-wa


Reds drop Ioane after Melbourne pub assault

Queensland Rugby Union yesterday dropped Wallaby winger Digby Ioane from this weekend's Super 15 match against Western Force following an incident at a pub in Melbourne. Police in Victoria said they were investigating an alleged assault of a 30-year-old man who sustained a minor leg injury on Saturday night, with Ioane interviewed. The QRU had a meeting with the player yesterday and both parties agreed Ioane had failed to demonstrate the necessary behaviour expected of a senior player within the Reds squad, officials said. The alleged weekend incident happened the night after the Reds beat the Rebels in Melbourne. AFP


Lee grabs second gold to end India on a high

Hong Kong's Sarah Lee Wai-sze ended her campaign at the Asian cycling championships on a high note, winning her second gold when she won the women's keirin title in New Delhi, India yesterday. Having won gold in Sunday's time trial, Lee went back to work to collect her second title, the same event that saw her win bronze at last year's London Olympics. Coach Shen Jinkang paid tribute to Lee's performance, saying the Hong Kong sprinter was able to keep her cool despite strong challenges from Malaysian and Chinese riders. In the junior category, Pang Yao captured her third title for Hong Kong with victory in the girls' 10-kilometre points race. Hong Kong have so far won a total of four senior and three junior gold medals. The road races will begin tomorrow and end on Sunday. Chan Kin-wa