Montgomerie and McGinley favoured for Ryder Cup captaincy

Favourites Paul McGinley (left) and Colin Montgomerie

Colin Montgomerie and Paul McGinley are the favourites for the European Ryder Cup captaincy, which will be decided by the 15-strong tournament players' committee meeting in Abu Dhabi today.

Tuesday, 15 January, 2013, 3:35am

Costa Concordia salvage world's most complex and, at US$300m, costly

It had been hoped the Costa Concordia could be refloated by March, but the salvors are already two months behind schedule. Photo: Reuters

The captain blamed for the sinking of the Costa Concordia cruise liner that killed 32 people shook hands with survivors and apologised yesterday at an Italian court hearing to decide if he should face a full trial.

16 Oct 2012 - 4:19am

'Chaplin-like' Sweet 'can play big role in sprints'

Captain Sweet is so badly put together conformation-wise that his front legs look like they've been put on backwards, but a fighting win in the Sha Tin Vase showed he could help fill the growing gap at the elite end of the local spiriting ranks.

28 May 2012 - 12:00am

Plaudits all round as Prebble's treble shows his mega talents

Brett Prebble grabbed a Group Three win on Captain Sweet, but two contrasting rides in lowly Class Five handicaps, where he showed both brawn and brains, showcased the Australian's complete skill set.

28 May 2012 - 12:00am

Fishing boat owners fear for safety of seized crews

The owners of three mainland fishing boats seized by North Koreans in the Yellow Sea last week say they are growing increasingly concerned about the safety of the 29 crew on board following the passing of Thursday's ransom deadline.

19 May 2012 - 12:00am

Triads may be in on hijacking by N Koreans

Chinese nationals were believed to be involved in the hijacking of three mainland fishing boats by North Koreans in the Yellow Sea last week, the vessels' owners told the South China Morning Post yesterday.

18 May 2012 - 12:00am

Little Bridge has the right tools

Danny Shum Chap-shing should be ordering a top and tails after The Sprint Cup today, with his sprinter Little Bridge looking a good thing at set-weight conditions and ready to confirm a trip to Royal Ascot in June.

Little Bridge (Zac Purton) needs to win the 1,200m Group Two for Shum to make arrangements for the five-year-old to start in the King's Stand Stakes on June 19.

29 Apr 2012 - 12:00am

Captain abandoned ship after wave hit

Sailors on a Hong Kong-registered cargo ship that sank off southern Japan escaped after a powerful wave tilted the vessel up to 30 degrees, the shipowner said yesterday.

The 17-strong crew abandoned ship after the 4,100 tonne mainland China-bound freighter, New Lucky VII, lost control off Okinawa on Tuesday, Taiwanese shipping firm Franbo Lines said.

7 Apr 2012 - 12:00am

Young Uruguayan squad set their sights on qualifying for Rio Olympics in 2016

Uruguay captain German Albanell set his sights on Olympic qualification after a strong finish to the qualifying tournament, overrunning debutants Guyana 31-0 in the play-off for 9th-12th positions.

'We want to qualify for the Rio Games,' said fly half Albanell after Uruguay bounced back from three disappointing losses in pool D.

26 Mar 2012 - 12:00am

Laws of the game

Many of the crowd this weekend have had their eyes fixed on new Hong Kong captain Rowan Varty, but from the upper decks of the East Stand, one man is watching him with a certain amount of avuncular pride.

'He's teaching us about rugby, and we're teaching him about law,' said Varty's boss, Ian De Witt.

25 Mar 2012 - 12:00am

Caroliners boss Lo cries foul over captain's injury

South China chief Steven Lo Kit-sing was unhappy after his captain, Chan Wai-ho, picked up an injury playing for Hong Kong on Wednesday, but admitted that had little to do with the team's miserable 1-1 draw against bottom side Sham Shui Po in the BMA First Division yesterday.

5 Mar 2012 - 12:00am

You'll be punk'd and you'll like it

He's partial to wearing schoolgirl gymslips, has often gone before an audience in a dress and, on at least one occasion, got so drunk that he stripped on stage and clenched a banana between his buttocks

29 Jan 2012 - 12:00am

Impressive Captain climbing sweetly through the ranks

In 12 months, it wouldn't surprise to see Captain Sweet contesting one of the Group One features on international day, but trainer John Moore had to be content with adding an easy Class One victory to the honest sprinter's resume.

12 Dec 2011 - 12:00am

Executive extras

for him

1 Tiffany & Co's Bull & Bear cuff links (HK$2,650).

2 Dunhill's Chassis leather travel watch case (HK$2,150).

3 Aesir and Yves Behar 's AE + Y mobile phone, in 18k gold, screen with ultra resilient coating and scratch resistant ceramic casing (HK$462,000). Exclusively at Lane Crawford stores.

2 Dec 2011 - 12:00am

Noble Alpha gets a golden chance

From the time Noble Alpha landed at Michael Chang Chun-wai's yard at Sha Tin, he has looked like a horse with nice win in him and he gets his chance to claim it in the Chevalier Cup (1,400m) today.

27 Nov 2011 - 12:00am