Andrew McNicol

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Andrew McNicol

Reporter, Sport

Andrew McNicol is a sports writer with a particular interest in football, mixed martial arts, and lacrosse. He first joined the Post as a sub-editor for Young Post before moving to the Sport desk. He is currently studying a master's degree in media and communications in the UK.

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SEA Games: Filipino boxing sensation Eumir Marcial takes just 71 seconds to KO opponent and win gold

‘The next Manny Pacquiao’ secures third middleweight gold medal at SEA Games as Philippines re-marks its territory in Asian boxing.

10 Dec 2019 - 12:56PM

‘The next Manny Pacquiao’ secures third middleweight gold medal at SEA Games as Philippines re-marks its territory in Asian boxing.

SEA Games: Filipino boxing sensation Eumir Marcial takes just 71 seconds to KO opponent and win gold
UFC: Conor McGregor defends ‘troubling’ photos of Jose Aldo’s 135-pound weight cut

Conor McGregor completely disagrees with Ariel Helwani’s assessment of photos of Jose Aldo ahead of bantamweight fight against Marlon Moraes at UFC 245.

8 Dec 2019 - 5:49PM

Conor McGregor completely disagrees with Ariel Helwani’s assessment of photos of Jose Aldo ahead of bantamweight fight against Marlon Moraes at UFC 245.

UFC: Conor McGregor defends ‘troubling’ photos of Jose Aldo’s 135-pound weight cut
UFC: Dana White says Tyson Fury ‘really is interested in fighting’ in MMA

UFC president Dana White says he has spoken to heavyweight boxing star and is open to more talks about a crossover fight after Deontay Wilder rematch.

8 Dec 2019 - 3:41PM

UFC president Dana White says he has spoken to heavyweight boxing star and is open to more talks about a crossover fight after Deontay Wilder rematch.

UFC: Dana White says Tyson Fury ‘really is interested in fighting’ in MMA
UFC: Max Holloway says rematch with Conor McGregor inevitable if ‘Mystic Mac’ is back

UFC featherweight champion Max Holloway says Conor McGregor was once the ‘greatest mixed martial artist in the world’ and hopes he can rediscover focus.

6 Dec 2019 - 7:05PM

UFC featherweight champion Max Holloway says Conor McGregor was once the ‘greatest mixed martial artist in the world’ and hopes he can rediscover focus.

UFC: Max Holloway says rematch with Conor McGregor inevitable if ‘Mystic Mac’ is back
UFC’s Dana White says Floyd Mayweather agreed to a fight in 2020 – ‘we have a deal’

UFC president Dana White says he shook hands and ‘got a deal done’ with Floyd Mayweather courtside at an NBA game for an event in October or November.

6 Dec 2019 - 3:02PM

UFC president Dana White says he shook hands and ‘got a deal done’ with Floyd Mayweather courtside at an NBA game for an event in October or November.

UFC’s Dana White says Floyd Mayweather agreed to a fight in 2020 – ‘we have a deal’
AFC star Saki Kumagai has brought World Cup and Champions League winning mentality to Asian women’s football

The four-time Champions League winner is a trailblazer for the sport in Asia and shares her thoughts on the future of women’s football in the East.

4 Dec 2019 - 5:35PM

The four-time Champions League winner is a trailblazer for the sport in Asia and shares her thoughts on the future of women’s football in the East.

AFC star Saki Kumagai has brought World Cup and Champions League winning mentality to Asian women’s football
UFC: Tony Ferguson insists Khabib Nurmagomedov will rethink career after fight; will make him ‘scrambled eggs’

Tony Ferguson says he is already in the Khabib Nurmagomedov’s head and will capitalise on any ‘nervous’ mistakes with scrambles and elbows.

3 Dec 2019 - 5:31PM

Tony Ferguson says he is already in the Khabib Nurmagomedov’s head and will capitalise on any ‘nervous’ mistakes with scrambles and elbows.

UFC: Tony Ferguson insists Khabib Nurmagomedov will rethink career after fight; will make him ‘scrambled eggs’
UFC: Tony Ferguson’s message to fans who think Khabib fight is cursed – ‘go watch Bellator’

Tony Ferguson tells sceptics to ‘watch Bellator’ or buy ‘some knock off copy’ of what he is doing at the UFC.

3 Dec 2019 - 2:42PM

Tony Ferguson tells sceptics to ‘watch Bellator’ or buy ‘some knock off copy’ of what he is doing at the UFC.

UFC: Tony Ferguson’s message to fans who think Khabib fight is cursed – ‘go watch Bellator’
AFC player of the year: Xavi and Gianni Infantino in Hong Kong to crown Japan’s Saki Kumagai and Qatar’s Akram Afif as top Asian players

Japan’s captain Kumagai praises women’s football development in Asia while Afif’s club coach Xavi insists Asian players are not far off playing in Europe’s top leagues.

3 Dec 2019 - 12:52PM

Japan’s captain Kumagai praises women’s football development in Asia while Afif’s club coach Xavi insists Asian players are not far off playing in Europe’s top leagues.

AFC player of the year: Xavi and Gianni Infantino in Hong Kong to crown Japan’s Saki Kumagai and Qatar’s Akram Afif as top Asian players
UFC: Dustin Poirier’s hilarious answer to what he would do differently in Khabib Nurmagomedov rematch – bring ‘a pistol’

‘The Diamond’ predicts Khabib will beat Ferguson in April and explains why Ferguson’s ground game will not be an issue for the undefeated Dagestani.

3 Dec 2019 - 5:03AM

‘The Diamond’ predicts Khabib will beat Ferguson in April and explains why Ferguson’s ground game will not be an issue for the undefeated Dagestani.

UFC: Dustin Poirier’s hilarious answer to what he would do differently in Khabib Nurmagomedov rematch – bring ‘a pistol’
Jeremy Lin’s double-double not enough as Beijing Ducks lose to table-topping Southern Tigers

Lin’s emphatic first-half performance is not enough as Brooks and Yi steal the show for the Tigers.

2 Dec 2019 - 12:37PM

Lin’s emphatic first-half performance is not enough as Brooks and Yi steal the show for the Tigers.

Jeremy Lin’s double-double not enough as Beijing Ducks lose to table-topping Southern Tigers
Hong Kong Muay Thai champion Michael Dacuno on emerging victorious from deep waters

Three-time local Muay Thai champion Michael Dacuno used to have a target on his back because he was ‘brown’ – now it’s because he is a nightmare in the ring.

3 Dec 2019 - 4:35PM

Three-time local Muay Thai champion Michael Dacuno used to have a target on his back because he was ‘brown’ – now it’s because he is a nightmare in the ring.

Hong Kong Muay Thai champion Michael Dacuno on emerging victorious from deep waters
UFC 246: Conor McGregor tells Donald Cerrone to expect ‘bullseye’ vision ahead of scheduled fight

The Irishman returns to MMA against veteran ‘Cowboy’ Cerrone on January 18 in first fight since loss to lightweight champion Nurmagomedov in 2018.

1 Dec 2019 - 5:40PM

The Irishman returns to MMA against veteran ‘Cowboy’ Cerrone on January 18 in first fight since loss to lightweight champion Nurmagomedov in 2018.

UFC 246: Conor McGregor tells Donald Cerrone to expect ‘bullseye’ vision ahead of scheduled fight
Jeremy Lin mourns sudden death of close friend Godfrey Gao as Beijing Ducks ease to 22-point blowout

Lin dropped a game-high 22 points against the Bayi Rockets as they turn their attention to weekend game against top-of-the-league Southern Tigers.

29 Nov 2019 - 6:25PM

Lin dropped a game-high 22 points against the Bayi Rockets as they turn their attention to weekend game against top-of-the-league Southern Tigers.

Jeremy Lin mourns sudden death of close friend Godfrey Gao as Beijing Ducks ease to 22-point blowout
Can these Chinese women’s footballers make a clean sweep at the 2019 AFC Annual Awards?

Senior team striker Li Ying and U-19 defender Wang Linlin are nominated for AFC’s Women’s Player of the Year and Young Player of the Year, respectively.

28 Nov 2019 - 1:00PM

Senior team striker Li Ying and U-19 defender Wang Linlin are nominated for AFC’s Women’s Player of the Year and Young Player of the Year, respectively.

Can these Chinese women’s footballers make a clean sweep at the 2019 AFC Annual Awards?
UFC: Dustin Poirier says Donald Cerrone doesn’t deserve Conor McGregor – ‘rematch makes sense’

Dustin Poirier says rematch with Conor McGregor ‘makes more sense’ for comeback than ‘favourable’ fight against UFC veteran Donald ‘Cowboy’ Cerrone.

27 Nov 2019 - 2:32PM

Dustin Poirier says rematch with Conor McGregor ‘makes more sense’ for comeback than ‘favourable’ fight against UFC veteran Donald ‘Cowboy’ Cerrone.

UFC: Dustin Poirier says Donald Cerrone doesn’t deserve Conor McGregor – ‘rematch makes sense’
Jeremy Lin’s Beijing Ducks make remarkable comeback in derby match-up despite former NBA star’s pre-game muscle injury

Ducks’ local Chinese players lighten the load as Zhu Yanxi wins game with clutch three-pointer.

27 Nov 2019 - 1:59PM

Ducks’ local Chinese players lighten the load as Zhu Yanxi wins game with clutch three-pointer.

Jeremy Lin’s Beijing Ducks make remarkable comeback in derby match-up despite former NBA star’s pre-game muscle injury
Floyd Mayweather Snr says son’s comeback ‘better not be MMA’ or he will ‘whoop’ UFC’s Dana White

Floyd Mayweather’s proposed comeback in 2020 is a ‘big surprise’ to his father, who warns UFC president Dana White ‘it better not be MMA’.

26 Nov 2019 - 2:07PM

Floyd Mayweather’s proposed comeback in 2020 is a ‘big surprise’ to his father, who warns UFC president Dana White ‘it better not be MMA’.

Floyd Mayweather Snr says son’s comeback ‘better not be MMA’ or he will ‘whoop’ UFC’s Dana White
UFC: Jon Jones mocks ‘pathetic’ Israel Adesanya’s Twitter trolling after ‘boomer, noob’ insults

UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones vows not to speak to Israel Adesanya until 2021 after ‘Stylebender’ calls him a ‘noob’ and a ‘boomer’.

26 Nov 2019 - 11:55AM

UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones vows not to speak to Israel Adesanya until 2021 after ‘Stylebender’ calls him a ‘noob’ and a ‘boomer’.

UFC: Jon Jones mocks ‘pathetic’ Israel Adesanya’s Twitter trolling after ‘boomer, noob’ insults
Mark Hunt says UFC is a ‘cheating company’ that ‘rips fighters off’ after losing Brock Lesnar lawsuit

Ex-UFC heavyweight Mark Hunt lashes out at Dana White as court rules against lawsuit claiming conspiracy and fraud over fight against WWE star Brock Lesnar.

26 Nov 2019 - 12:09PM

Ex-UFC heavyweight Mark Hunt lashes out at Dana White as court rules against lawsuit claiming conspiracy and fraud over fight against WWE star Brock Lesnar.

Mark Hunt says UFC is a ‘cheating company’ that ‘rips fighters off’ after losing Brock Lesnar lawsuit
Jeremy Lin’s Beijing Ducks lose second CBA game in a row after going down to Jilin Northeast Tigers

The Ducks go 6-and-3 for the CBA season despite Lin’s solid 22-point and six-assist performance in Changchun on Sunday.

25 Nov 2019 - 1:09PM

The Ducks go 6-and-3 for the CBA season despite Lin’s solid 22-point and six-assist performance in Changchun on Sunday.

Jeremy Lin’s Beijing Ducks lose second CBA game in a row after going down to Jilin Northeast Tigers
UFC: Dana White confirms Jon Jones vs Dominick Reyes for February 8 card in Houston

Light heavyweight champion Jon Jones will defend title against the undefeated Dominick Reyes in main event of UFC 247 in Houston, Texas on February 8.

26 Nov 2019 - 12:19PM

Light heavyweight champion Jon Jones will defend title against the undefeated Dominick Reyes in main event of UFC 247 in Houston, Texas on February 8.

UFC: Dana White confirms Jon Jones vs Dominick Reyes for February 8 card in Houston
Typhoons, university flatmates and head injury assessments: The adventures of a Hong Kong referee at 2019 Rugby World Cup in Japan

Tim Baker talks officiating Japan vs Scotland during Typhoon Hagibis, making the controversial HIA call in New Zealand-South Africa showdown, and what lessons he brought back to Hong Kong.

23 Nov 2019 - 8:51AM

Tim Baker talks officiating Japan vs Scotland during Typhoon Hagibis, making the controversial HIA call in New Zealand-South Africa showdown, and what lessons he brought back to Hong Kong.

Typhoons, university flatmates and head injury assessments: The adventures of a Hong Kong referee at 2019 Rugby World Cup in Japan
Floyd Mayweather says he’s coming out of retirement in 2020; working with UFC boss Dana White

Floyd Mayweather posts on Instagram alluding to boxing match next year, and confirms he is planning a ‘spectacular event’ with UFC president Dana White.

22 Nov 2019 - 10:38PM

Floyd Mayweather posts on Instagram alluding to boxing match next year, and confirms he is planning a ‘spectacular event’ with UFC president Dana White.

Floyd Mayweather says he’s coming out of retirement in 2020; working with UFC boss Dana White
Fifa opens disciplinary proceedings against Bahrain player who aimed ‘slant-eye’ gesture at Hong Kong supporters after World Cup qualifier

Fifa confirms that disciplinary proceedings have been opened against defender Sayed Baqer, who appeared to aim a racist gesture towards Hong Kong fans following their 0-0 draw last week.

22 Nov 2019 - 1:21AM

Fifa confirms that disciplinary proceedings have been opened against defender Sayed Baqer, who appeared to aim a racist gesture towards Hong Kong fans following their 0-0 draw last week.

Fifa opens disciplinary proceedings against Bahrain player who aimed ‘slant-eye’ gesture at Hong Kong supporters after World Cup qualifier
MMA fighters react to UFC’s Ben Askren’s abrupt retirement because of a hip injury

In light of former UFC welterweight Askren’s abrupt retirement from the sport, fellow fighters show their respect for the former champion and four-time All-American wrestler.

19 Nov 2019 - 5:40PM

In light of former UFC welterweight Askren’s abrupt retirement from the sport, fellow fighters show their respect for the former champion and four-time All-American wrestler.

MMA fighters react to UFC’s Ben Askren’s abrupt retirement because of a hip injury
UFC: Dana White appears to confirm Zhang Weili vs Joanna Jedrzejczyk – ‘this is going to be fun’

Zhang Weili hits back at ‘very angry’ Joanna Jedrzejczyk after former champion rips China’s UFC strawweight queen in Post interview

19 Nov 2019 - 2:07PM

Zhang Weili hits back at ‘very angry’ Joanna Jedrzejczyk after former champion rips China’s UFC strawweight queen in Post interview

UFC: Dana White appears to confirm Zhang Weili vs Joanna Jedrzejczyk – ‘this is going to be fun’
Rugby World Cup winner Siya Kolisi has become a leader for South Africa, says his idol Schalk Burger

The 2007 World Cup winner Burger describes his country’s ‘chequered past’ and the ‘overwhelming’ role that rugby has on its people.

19 Nov 2019 - 3:24PM

The 2007 World Cup winner Burger describes his country’s ‘chequered past’ and the ‘overwhelming’ role that rugby has on its people.

Rugby World Cup winner Siya Kolisi has become a leader for South Africa, says his idol Schalk Burger
‘Iranian Hulk’ to fight in Bare Knuckle Fighting Championship on ‘USA vs Iran: World War III’ card next year

Sajad Gharibi, an Iranian wrestler-turned-bodybuilder, is set to fight on Bare Knuckle Fighting Championship’s ‘USA vs Iran’ card

18 Nov 2019 - 5:38PM

Sajad Gharibi, an Iranian wrestler-turned-bodybuilder, is set to fight on Bare Knuckle Fighting Championship’s ‘USA vs Iran’ card

‘Iranian Hulk’ to fight in Bare Knuckle Fighting Championship on ‘USA vs Iran: World War III’ card next year
Former UFC star Ross Pearson brutally KO’d by ‘rolling thunder’ kick from Davy Gallon

Ross Pearson returns to cage seven months after retiring only to be on receiving end of one of knockouts of the year by Davy Gallon at MTK MMA: Probellum.

18 Nov 2019 - 2:35PM

Ross Pearson returns to cage seven months after retiring only to be on receiving end of one of knockouts of the year by Davy Gallon at MTK MMA: Probellum.

Former UFC star Ross Pearson brutally KO’d by ‘rolling thunder’ kick from Davy Gallon