Field Hockey

Dwyer has no regrets in choosing curved stick over straight bat

Jamie Dwyer is glad he didn't take up a cricket scholarship offered to him when he was 15.

Sunday, 15 January, 2012, 12:00am

Injured Danson racing against time

Britain forward Alex Danson was hopeful after a scan on her right ankle revealed that the injury she picked up on Monday was not as serious as first thought. Danson, who twisted her ankle in a practice game against New Zealand at the Hong Kong Football Club, has a ligament strain which will require seven to 10 days rest.

31 Jul 2008 - 12:00am

HK hockey players up for a challenge

Hong Kong will host the sixth Women's Asia Cup for the first time.

The Hong Kong Hockey Association (HKHA) has been appointed by the Asian Hockey Federation to host the tournament from August 25 to September 8.

Eighteen teams from 10 countries will be taking part, making this the biggest ever Women's Asia Cup.

4 Jul 2007 - 12:00am

Asian Olympic hopefuls to face off in Hong Kong

China, Asia's number one side, will get the opportunity to size up the rest of the opposition in the region before next year's Beijing Olympics during the sixth Asia Cup for Women to be played in Hong Kong later this year.

7 Apr 2014 - 9:45pm

Valley hang on to beat Macau after debatable red card

Michael Fraser scored a hat-trick as 10-man Asahi Valley defeated Macau 4-2 to book the last berth in the Super League in an eventful match where the drama continued even after the game had ended with angry Macanese umpire Carlos Rosario refusing to comment on his decision to send off Joe Donald in the first half.

11 Apr 2005 - 12:00am

Card crackdown

Players felt the full force of the International Rugby Board's (IRB) new 'zero tolerance' policy with a glut of yellow cards and one sending-off during yesterday's 36 pool matches.

Steve Griffiths, the IRB's referees' manager, believes the crackdown, in which first offences result in an immediate two-minute sin-bin, is keeping the players check.

19 Mar 2005 - 12:00am

Umpire walks off pitch after abuse

A top umpire walked out of a Premier League match at King's Park after being verbally and physically intimidated by a player. Pakistan Association left-wing Ashfaqullah Khan faces a lengthy suspension after 'severely intimidating' umpire John Stapley in a South China Premier League match against Hong Kong Football Club.

17 Feb 2004 - 12:00am

HK go down fighting to India

Hong Kong could still hold their heads high despite being beaten 5-1 by Asian Games defending champions India yesterday, hockey coach Mark Bailey said.

1 Oct 2002 - 12:00am

China break new ground after Tang shoots down Kiwis

China made history last night when they reached the final of the women's Champions Trophy for the first time following a closely fought 1-0 victory over New Zealand. Playing in the rain at the Macau Hockey Stadium, China won the dour encounter with Tang Chunling scoring the winner in the 64th minute.

31 Aug 2002 - 12:00am

Aussies on Macau mission

Olympic champions and World Cup gold medallists Australia will be on a mission later this month when they take part in the 10th Women's Champions Trophy in Macau.

6 Aug 2002 - 12:00am

Offside agony for players and fans

This year's World Cup has been controversial, especially the offside rulings.

You may still be wondering why a goal scored by a player was disallowed.

It was probably because of the offside rule. Today's English Corner can help explain how this happens.

27 Jun 2002 - 12:00am

Pakistan turmoil casts shadow of doubt over Asia Cup

A shroud of uncertainty hangs over Hong Kong's participation in next month's Asia Cup in Lahore because of the turmoil in Pakistan following Tuesday's military coup.

14 Oct 1999 - 12:00am

Dutch masters put through paces

HOLLAND, arguably the best hockey outfit in the world, arrived in Hong Kong yesterday for a snap training stint en route to next week's Champions' Trophy in Adelaide.

5 Oct 1997 - 12:00am

Delay in implementing keepers' kit colour rule

Hong Kong will wait until the start of the 1998 season before implementing the international ban on white-coloured goalkeeping attire and equipment.

Hockey's world governing body FIH introduced a rule for last year's Atlanta Olympics banning goalkeepers from wearing white pads, socks or boots.

20 Sep 1997 - 12:00am

Referees run offside

A TOTAL of 169 yellow cards were shown at Italia 90 and 17 players were sent off.

With the first phase of USA 94 not yet completed, referees, many clearly intimidated by FIFA president Joao Havelange, have used the yellow card 112 times and sent off seven players.

That was up to close of play on Monday [Tuesday morning Hong Kong time].

29 Jun 1994 - 12:00am