World Baseball Classic

Dominicans live up to the promise

Dominican Republic players carry their flag around the field after defeating Puerto Rico in their World Baseball Classic final in San Francisco. Photo: Reuters

For a place that is desperate to put a positive spin on its image internationally, the crowing of the country as champions of the World Baseball Classic this week when they defeated Puerto Rico 3-0 in the final is arguably the most significant sporting moment in the history of the nation.

Sunday, 24 March, 2013, 5:20am

Dominicans erase past pain to win baseball's World Classic title

The Dominican Republic's Miguel Tejada dives to catch a foul ball hit by Puerto Rico's Jesus Feliciano in the seventh inning of their World Baseball Classic final. Photo: AP

The Dominican Republic ended a string of disappointing international results by capping an amazing undefeated run to beat Puerto Rico and win the World Baseball Classic title.

21 Mar 2013 - 4:44am

Chang's 'biggest hit' set to boost mainland interest

China shortstop Ray Chang hits a single during the eighth inning of their pool A first-round game against Brazil in the World Baseball Classic, which China won 5-2. Photo: AFP

Ray Chang hailed the biggest hit of his life after his two-run single secured China's win over Brazil and guaranteed a spot in the 2017 World Baseball Classic, a result that looks set to boost the sport on the mainland.

7 Mar 2013 - 3:42am

Sports Digest, March 5, 2013

China's Meng Weiqiang breaks his bat in a World Baseball Classic game. Photo: AP

Hong Kong's windsurfers are scouting locations for a training site in Rio de Janeiro as their preparations for the 2016 Olympic Games begin. The windsurfing team are currently taking part in the RS:X World Championships in Buzios, along the coast from the city of Rio, and are using the opportunity to do some research.

5 Mar 2013 - 4:36am

Short Sport, March 3, 2013

Wang Chien-ming threw six shutout innings. Photo: AP

Golf officials denied rumours of a malaria outbreak on the LPGA Tour yesterday after Natalie Gulbis and Pak Se-ri pulled out of the HSBC Women's Champions in Singapore due to illness and staff members also fell sick.

3 Mar 2013 - 4:00am

Short Sport, March 1, 2013

Former Arsenal footballer Tony Adams has revealed professional cricketers are receiving treatment at his Sporting Chance Clinic, in the wake of the inquest into the death of Tom Maynard.

1 Mar 2013 - 4:53am