Australian Bernard Tomic withdraws in rain-delayed French Open

Bernard Tomic receives treatment yesterday. Photo: Reuters

Troubled Australian star Bernard Tomic suffered another setback in his faltering career yesterday when he quit his French Open first round match with an injury.

Wednesday, 29 May, 2013, 5:46am

Andy Murray may miss French Open after injury forces Rome pullout

Andy Murray receives treatment during his second-round match against Spain's Marcel Granollers at the Italian Open. Photo: EPA

World No2 Andy Murray may miss the French Open after a long-term back injury forced him to quit the Rome Masters.

"I'd be very surprised if I was playing in Paris," a subdued Murray said after retiring from a second-round start at the Foro Italico, handing a 6-3, 6-7 (5-7) win to Spain's Marcel Granollers.

17 May 2013 - 3:32am

'Make me believe in Linsanity again'

Houston's Jeremy Lin

I have a friend whose nickname is the "General", so called because of his propensity to command us to drink shots and chase girls. When we were children, the "General" used to mail-order VHS tapes of every Bulls game from some shady outfit in France because that was the only way he could watch Michael Jordan in Hong Kong.

7 May 2013 - 5:06am

Employers and insurers hire private eyes to probe sick-leave scams

Kelvin Ko

The managing director of investigation firm Verity Consulting, Kelvin Ko Chiu, said sick leave claims involving private companies and their insurers now accounted for more than 50 per cent of his cases, up from 20 per cent 10 years ago when he entered the profession.

2 May 2013 - 7:25am

Injured workers, and widows, face long wait for payouts

Yu Yiu-wing hasn't worked since his injury in October. Photo: May Tse

When construction worker Yu Yiu-wing went to work on October 25 last year, he could not have expected an accident to put him out of work for the next six months, and counting.

28 Apr 2013 - 7:25am

Kobe declares season over with 'probable' torn Achilles

Kobe Bryant, the fifth leading scorer in NBA history, lies on the court in pain during the Laker's game against the Golden State Warriors. The Lakers won 118-116.Photo: EPA

Kobe Bryant declared his season over after scoring 34 points before leaving the game with a likely torn Achilles tendon, as the Los Angeles Lakers kept their play-off hopes alive with a 118-116 win over Golden State.

14 Apr 2013 - 4:44am

This time, Masquerader can deliver on the dirt

Masquerader has sucked punters in with his slick dirt trial displays before, but it seems the former top-class juvenile is ready to live up to his promise - at least on the all-weather track.

The Tony Millard-trained four-year-old produced another smooth trial win on Sha Tin's inner circuit on Friday and looks set for start in two weeks over the same course.

24 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

Suen to finish term despite injury

Education Secretary Michael Suen Ming-yeung left hospital yesterday nursing a fractured right arm - his latest health problem - but determined to stay in office until his term ends on June 30.

28 Mar 2012 - 12:00am

Kowloon in battle to get their top players fit

Nine players, including three key forwards, were given time off training last night as double-seeking Altus Kowloon desperately try to recuperate and recover in time for Saturday's Grand Championship final against Newedge Club at King's Park.

29 Feb 2012 - 12:00am

Quick-healing Prebble denies he's quitting HK

Ahead of a whirlwind return from injury that will see him riding work on Monday, Brett Prebble has written to the Jockey Club to categorically deny reports he will finish in Hong Kong at the end of the season in July.

25 Feb 2012 - 12:00am

Chang gets Ultimate satisfaction with Winners

Trainer Michael Chang Chun-wai knows the one disappointment in yesterday's second-start victor Ultimate Winners is that he probably won't get to show just how good he really is after missing last season with injury.

9 Jan 2012 - 12:00am

Able One's triumph is one for the ages

Twelve months ago, Able One was supposed to be the pacesetting winner of the $20 million Cathay Pacific Hong Kong Mile but was taken out at the gates with an injury, and yesterday he was supposed to be the pacesetter with little chance of turning around some sub-par form but the veteran enlisted the help of another in Jeff Lloyd and gave John Moore a shock win.

12 Dec 2011 - 12:00am

Bulk up those shoulders

This week, we are going to work on our shoulders. The shoulders are one of the most important muscle groups, protecting you from injury during contact sports such as basketball and rugby. Proper training will help you build chest and back muscles.

18 Nov 2011 - 12:00am

Lloyd given all-clear after fall but now a suspension kicks in

South African Jeff Lloyd was cleared yesterday morning of any ongoing injury after his fall from Be Grateful on Wednesday night.

Be Grateful suffered a serious bleeding attack and collapsed at the 200-metre mark in the second race, giving Lloyd a hard enough tumble that he was stood down from his remaining rides after complaining of neck pains.

15 Apr 2011 - 12:00am

Stewards send clear message to everyone

Apprentice Ben So Tik-hung has probably exhausted his share of inexperience points with his second breach of the reasonable and permissible measures rule, particularly in the current climate of crackdowns on serious misjudgments on riding.

23 Mar 2011 - 12:00am