James Porteous

James Porteous has been a sports journalist for more than 15 years, covering events all over the world, from Olympics and Champions League finals right down to local amateur action. He writes a weekly column and brings you the latest news and interviews from sport in Hong Kong, China and beyond. Follow him on twitter @jamesporteous
James Porteous
James Porteous has been a sports journalist for more than 15 years, covering events all over the world, from Olympics and Champions League finals right down to local amateur action. He writes a weekly column and brings you the latest news and interviews from sport in Hong Kong, China and beyond. Follow him on twitter @jamesporteous

Latest from James Porteous

Ban tackling in rugby, heading in football – in fact, why not just ban sport altogether to keep our precious kids in a ‘safe space’?
‘As an Asian-American I know about cultural appropriation’ – NBA star Jeremy Lin writes 1,500-word essay about his new haircut
If Hong Kong Olympic hero Sarah Lee Wai-sze really wants to quit, then let her do so with the dignity she deserves rather than amid petty squabbling
Why the latest ‘Carlos Tevez slams Chinese football’ stories sum up everything that’s wrong with clickbait fake news
Why China tennis teen Wu Yibing has what it takes to make a Li Na-style impact
Hong Kong female soccer star Cheung Wai-ki strikes blow for equality with landmark pro deal at Australia’s Brisbane Roar
Why China’s latest World Cup failure might actually be a high point for a team requiring massive rebuild
Retiring legend DJ Forbes remembered for famous haka in the rain that ‘epitomises the Hong Kong Sevens’
What might have been: China prays Marcello Lippi stays on after team falls just short of World Cup miracle comeback under Italian coach
As China bans national anthem ‘disrespect’, how will Hong Kong football fans react in match just before key Communist Party meeting?
The unlikely series of events that could see China’s soccer team pull off a World Cup qualification miracle (with a possible final showdown against the USA)
Overseas Chinese athlete from America makes historic appearance at country’s National Games
Hong Kong teen swim star Siobhan Haughey aiming to go one better than Olympic Games and make final at world championships
English Premier League chief still has ‘burning desire’ to play competitive games in Asia – and says China will be a football superpower ahead of schedule
English Premier League chief gives Hong Kong’s Asia Trophy organisation a glowing report – despite vowing never to return after 2013 farce
Liverpool fans happy as ‘Orange’ reach Premier League Asia Trophy final with win over Crystal Palace
Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp on his targets for next season and his frustrations with modern football
Hong Kong downpours won’t affect Premier League Trophy, HKFA insists as Liverpool boss Juergen Klopp admits he is concerned
Liverpool boss Juergen Klopp hopeful HK$30m pitch can cope as rain batters Hong Kong ahead of Premier League Asia Trophy
Liverpool mobbed by fans at Hong Kong airport ahead of Premier League Asia Trophy
Hong Kong trip a step into the unknown admits Liverpool boss Juergen Klopp as teams arrive for Premier League Asia Trophy
At Hong Kong tech conference, former Juventus, Chelsea and Italy legend Gianluca Vialli is just another guy with a start-up pitch
‘You can’t even read!’ – Conor McGregor launches vicious attack on Floyd Mayweather as promo for fight reaches WWE-style levels of pantomime
A future star? Hong Kong teenager Dai Wai-tsun looks set to make debut in English professional football after impressing in preseason friendly
Can Zhou Qi follow in Yao Ming’s gigantic footsteps and become a Chinese NBA star? Houston Rockets believe so after confirming deal
Germany’s football diplomacy delights beaming Xi Jinping as Chinese president and Angela Merkel watch kids’ match in Berlin
Zhang Yuning – Chinese football’s great hope – shows why he is a marketing dream at first press conference in Germany
Is Chinese player Zhang Yuning’s move to English Premier League side West Brom more about property development than football?
Basketball diplomacy: How Australia’s league hopes to entice Chinese fans away from the NBA
Former Manchester United stars Ryan Giggs, Paul Scholes, Gary and Phil Neville and Nicky Butt ride the subway and meet top jockeys on Hong Kong promo trip