There is nothing that arouses the senses of a sports fan like an indomitable force of nature. The freakishly talented are generational and if we are blessed to see three or four in our lifetime we should be truly grateful. In this generation there has been no athlete as dominant as Rafael Nadal on the red clay of Paris. No one even close.Sunday, 2 June, 2013, 8:57am
In a clinic a short stroll from Mong Kok MTR station, Jeremy Ritcey yelps in pain. "That was getting close to a 10," he says, laughing nervously to distract himself from the needles piercing his skin, tearing into his injured muscles.30 Apr 2013 - 10:01am
Sergio Aguero's loss could be Mario Balotelli's gain after the Argentine striker went off injured during his side's 3-0 win at home to Stoke City.
The New Year's Day win kept Manchester City seven points behind Premier League leaders Manchester United.
It came at a cost, however, with Aguero forced from the fray in the 76th minute after apparently injuring his hamstring.3 Jan 2013 - 3:27am
Rafael Nadal heads into 2013 with his career in freefall and needing to summon up the no-surrender spirit that steered him to 11 grand slam titles, the world No 1 spot and US$50 million in prize money.
The 26-year-old Spaniard hasn't played since June and on Friday he announced that he would skip the 2013 Australian Open because of a stomach virus.30 Dec 2012 - 4:58am
Two runners injured in an ultra-marathon in a remote part of Western Australia plan to bring a multimillion-dollar civil action against the race's Hong Kong-based organisers.18 Nov 2012 - 4:58am 1 comment
Cheerleading isn't just jumping and waving pompoms - it has become as athletic and potentially as dangerous as a sport and should be designated one to improve safety, a leading group of paediatricians in the United States says.28 Oct 2012 - 3:35am
A tough opening fortnight in the domestic competition has left six Hong Kong internationals battered and bruised, forcing national coach Dai Rees to take an extended squad of 14 players for the Mumbai Sevens this weekend.10 Oct 2012 - 5:20am
Media across the mainland yesterday called for an overhaul of the way national sports are run.
Officials were obsessed with winning gold medals, commentators said, and intense pressure and commercial interests were to blame for pushing former Olympic champion Liu Xiang too hard, despite his injuries.15 Aug 2012 - 11:14pm
A teenager who fell out with his girlfriend went on a rampage, stabbing at least nine people to death and injuring another four in a town in the northeast, Xinhua reported.
The 17-year-old's first victims were two relatives of the girlfriend. After killing them, he fled the scene, lashing out at passers-by as he went.15 Aug 2012 - 10:54pm