John Crean


PATIENCE was missing from Derek Fung's mental bag as he ballooned to a 10-over-par 82 in the third round of the Casino Filipino Open yesterday.

Sunday, 20 February, 2000, 12:00am

HK Tens adds awards spice to tournament

The Hong Kong Tens has introduced a range of playing awards to add extra spice to the tournament on March 24 and 25.

Awards will be handed out for the 'Try of the Tournament' and 'Team of the Tournament' and to the 'Top Try Scorer'.

These rewards will be in addition to the 'Don Black Trophy', which goes to the Best and Fairest player.

18 Mar 1999 - 12:00am

Great Games

I refer to John Crean's article 'Interest wanes in Games no one wants to play' (South China Morning Post, September 14), about the Commonwealth Games in Malaysia.

19 Sep 1998 - 12:00am

Long march taking on epic proportions for Chinese footballers

China, for all its millions, has still to produce a national football team of note.

China, for all the millions of dollars invested in sport, has still to produce a football coach of note.

China, for all its thousands of sports psychologists, has still to produce a mentally toughened side of note.

22 Sep 1997 - 12:00am

Choi powers into early lead

South Korean strongman Choi Kyoung-ju cut a path through the haze yesterday to take the first-round lead in the US$300,000 Mild Seven Kuala Lumpur Open.

Choi, a former powerlifter, fired an impressive, six-under-par 66 over the demanding Palm Course at Saujana Golf and Country Club to lead by a stroke from Korean-American Charlie Wi.

19 Sep 1997 - 12:00am

Late birdie lifts Park to victory

Korea's Park No-seok upset his more illustrious compatriot Park Nam-sin yesterday by winning the US$500,000 Philip Morris Asia Cup at the Woo Jung Hills Country Club.

In a last-gasp finish to the Omega Tour event, Park No-seok holed a 25-foot putt on the last for a birdie to pip Park Nam-sin by a stroke.

25 Aug 1997 - 12:00am

Boulet goes back to the future in bid for Open

HONG Kong's Dominique Boulet, back at ground zero of his professional golf career, said yesterday that if the calm conditions remain he will have to shoot back-to-back rounds in the 60s to qualify for next week's British Open at Royal Troon.

13 Jul 1997 - 12:00am

Petrov profits from powers of persuasion

Alexei Petrov was the last Russian weightlifter to be banned for life for taking anabolic steroids to pump his pectorals.

Alexei Petrov was the second last Russian weightlifter to win a gold medal at the Atlanta Olympics. Alexei Petrov is US$100,000 richer for triumphing at the Games. Alexei Petrov is a determined man who went to extraordinary lengths to clear his name.

5 Aug 1996 - 12:00am

Soccer rules for global appeal

Basketball officials are jumping through hoops and with good reason. A playground survey by an American company has revealed that teenagers aged between 15 and 18 prefer playing and watching basketball to soccer.

While the initial reaction from football lovers has been to discount the results out of hand, they demand further examination.

17 Jun 1996 - 12:00am

Modahl drama: an attack of the reruns that won't go away

THE Diane Modahl affair has all the ingredients for a successful episode of LA Law.

It's easy to imagine the 'you cannot be serious' looks on the partners' faces as Becker announces at morning conference that he has taken on the case of a high-profile female athlete who has tested positive for drugs.

31 Jul 1995 - 12:00am

Stones thrown by people in glass houses hurt the innocent

THE one thing that links Chinese women swimmers and English football hooligans, apart, of course, from hirsute looks, broad shoulders and deep voices, is their sad status as sporting pariahs.

20 Feb 1995 - 12:00am

Harsh criteria for sportsmen

SIR - My sympathies go out to John Crean, who must have suffered untold evils at the hands of two of the world's premier sportsmen. Why else would he have launched so bitter and vitriolic an attack on Jim Courier and Nick Faldo (World of Sport, SCMP, 21st August)?

28 Aug 1994 - 12:00am

Punishments taking more than the Micky out of two Michaels

A LOT of people have been taking the Michael out of the sports public over the Atherton and Schumacher affairs.

Two insignificant incidents have been elevated to cause celebre status by a posse of prattle merchants in the cricketer's case and officialdom in overdrive with regards to Schumacher.

31 Jul 1994 - 12:00am

Seaside thrills aside, gambling could leave you high and dry

THERE used to be a popular horse racing game in English seaside amusement arcades that brought out the punter in adolescents.

For the stake of an old penny you could have a quick thrill as the ''horses'' hoofed it down the one-yard straight.

5 Dec 1993 - 12:00am