Time the one foe Nadal can't beat

Rafael Nadal. Photo: AFP

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

'The Needleman' delivers painful remedy for injuries

Alain Chu

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

Manchester City's Mario Balotelli can benefit from Sergio Aguero's injury

Manchester City's Yaya Toure and Stoke City's Charlie Adam battle for the ball during their English Premier League match at Etihad. Toure may be away for six weeks at the Africa Cup of Nations. Photo: Reuters

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 faces fight to revive ailing tennis career

Knee injuries remain a concern for Rafael Nadal. Photo: EPA

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

Kimberley Ultramarathon burn victims to sue race organiser

Mary Gadams

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

Doctors call for cheerleading to be designated a sport

Illustration: Craig Stephens

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

Hong Kong beefs up Mumbai Sevens squad after 6 players get injured

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

Call for revamp of sports

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.

11 Jun 2015 - 4:12pm

Teen's knife rampage leaves nine dead

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

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Boy awarded HK$450,000 to repair burn injuries

11 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

How a bad diet left a young woman brittle and twisted

During adolescence, Wong Hoi-yee, now 23, had a normal body mass index (BMI). But like many teenagers, she was conscious about her weight and keeping fashionably slim.

17 Apr 2012 - 12:00am

It's sheer magic - ask Harry Potter

For over 40,000 people, the Sevens are an emotional rollercoaster, a week that combines delicious anticipation, months of planning, and inevitable last-minute pandemonium. It's about more than rugby. If you could bottle the raw emotion in the stadium, you could probably change the world.

24 Mar 2012 - 12:00am

Placard-waving protester alleges arrest injuries

A woman pleaded not guilty yesterday to resisting arrest at a protest during Vice-Premier Li Keqiang's visit to Hong Kong in August.

Siu Mun-yee, 53, told Eastern Court that she was injured as a result of the allegedly heavy-handed police response to protesters.

4 Jan 2012 - 12:00am

Hospital inquiry on baby's broken leg

A public hospital has launched an investigation into a suspected medical blunder in which a newborn baby suffered a leg fracture last month.

21 Nov 2011 - 12:00am

OSC project to help aged avoid falls

Prevention is always better than cure - this is a belief held by the Rehabaid Society, a non-profit group dedicated to improving the quality of life of people with special needs.

The society, which operates in Hung Hom and Pok Fu Lam, will get help from Operation Santa Claus this year to carry out a project called Salute to the Elderly.

17 Nov 2011 - 12:00am