Paul Ryding

Paul Ryding is a sports writer who has been based in China since 2007. The Beijing Olympics brought him to the Far East for six months, and the food, the people and the excitement surrounding the rise of sport in China kept him here for far longer (much to his mother's dismay). When not staying up until the small hours watching European sport on TV, he'll be playing soccer or watching archive footage of Liverpool Football Club's glory years
Paul Ryding
Paul Ryding is a sports writer who has been based in China since 2007. The Beijing Olympics brought him to the Far East for six months, and the food, the people and the excitement surrounding the rise of sport in China kept him here for far longer (much to his mother's dismay). When not staying up until the small hours watching European sport on TV, he'll be playing soccer or watching archive footage of Liverpool Football Club's glory years

Latest from Paul Ryding

UFC 236: Dustin Poirier beats Max Holloway in explosive judges’ decision in Atlanta main event
Liverpool and Borussia Dortmund Legends to lock horns in Hong Kong clash

Two sides will clash at Hong Kong Stadium on June 8 after the last legends clash between the two ended in a 3-2 win for the German side

11 Apr 2019 - 3:00PM

Two sides will clash at Hong Kong Stadium on June 8 after the last legends clash between the two ended in a 3-2 win for the German side

Liverpool and Borussia Dortmund Legends to lock horns in Hong Kong clash
As it happened: Hong Kong Sevens 2019 live blog day three -- Fiji beat France for five Cups in a row; Hong Kong lose out to classy Ireland in Qualifier

Catch up on all the action from day three at Hong Kong Stadium in So Kon Po, where Fiji beat France to make it five Hong Kong crowns in a row in the World Series, while Hong Kong finished runners-up in the Qualifier

7 Apr 2019 - 8:59PM

Catch up on all the action from day three at Hong Kong Stadium in So Kon Po, where Fiji beat France to make it five Hong Kong crowns in a row in the World Series, while Hong Kong finished runners-up in the Qualifier

As it happened: Hong Kong Sevens 2019 live blog day three -- Fiji beat France for five Cups in a row; Hong Kong lose out to classy Ireland in Qualifier
As it happened: Hong Kong Sevens 2019 live blog day two -- Hong Kong excellent as they reach the semi-finals of the World Series Qualifier

Follow all the action on day two at Hong Kong Stadium in So Kon Po, where Hong Kong's men continue their quest to qualify for the World Series

7 Apr 2019 - 12:43AM

Follow all the action on day two at Hong Kong Stadium in So Kon Po, where Hong Kong's men continue their quest to qualify for the World Series

As it happened: Hong Kong Sevens 2019 live blog day two -- Hong Kong excellent as they reach the semi-finals of the World Series Qualifier
As it happened: Hong Kong Sevens 2019 live blog day one -- great start for HK's men as they book their spot in the quarter-finals

There were no surprises after the first round of World Series matches, while it was a particularly good day for Paul John's Hong Kong men's team on the first day at Hong Kong Stadium. 

 

 

5 Apr 2019 - 9:56PM

There were no surprises after the first round of World Series matches, while it was a particularly good day for Paul John's Hong Kong men's team on the first day at Hong Kong Stadium. 

 

 

As it happened: Hong Kong Sevens 2019 live blog day one -- great start for HK's men as they book their spot in the quarter-finals
Hong Kong rugby heroes on what makes the Sevens special
As it happened -- Hong Kong Sevens 2019 live blog: hosts squeak through women's qualifiers to make day two at So Kon Po

Follow all the action from So Kon Po, where Iain Monagahan's charges bid for a coveted spot in the HSBC Women's Sevens Series

4 Apr 2019 - 5:58PM

Follow all the action from So Kon Po, where Iain Monagahan's charges bid for a coveted spot in the HSBC Women's Sevens Series

As it happened -- Hong Kong Sevens 2019 live blog: hosts squeak through women's qualifiers to make day two at So Kon Po
Opinion | Hong Kong doesn’t need to resort to superstition for its next Olympic medals, it has three of the world’s best heading to Tokyo

Sarah Lee, Siobhan Haughey and Vivian Kong all offer genuine medal hopes in their respective sports

30 Mar 2019 - 6:42PM

Sarah Lee, Siobhan Haughey and Vivian Kong all offer genuine medal hopes in their respective sports

Hong Kong doesn’t need to resort to superstition for its next Olympic medals, it has three of the world’s best heading to Tokyo
UFC London: Darren Till stunned by Jorge Masvidal as hopes for quick title return go up in smoke
Vancouver Sevens: South Africa end spirited France run in Canada to score first World Series victory of the season
UFC 235: Jon Jones retains title with routine win over Anthony Smith; Woodley stunned by Usman as challenger dominates champion
UFC 235: Ben Askren wins debut bout in controversial circumstances; Zhang Weili maintains winning streak
James DeGale announces retirement from boxing following points loss to Chris Eubank Jnr

Former Olympic champion bows out after exactly ten years as a professional

28 Feb 2019 - 5:53PM

Former Olympic champion bows out after exactly ten years as a professional

James DeGale announces retirement from boxing following points loss to Chris Eubank Jnr
Jeremy Lin off to a flying start with latest NBA team Toronto Raptors

Point guard expected to get an extended run in the side in the coming weeks.

14 Feb 2019 - 12:26PM

Point guard expected to get an extended run in the side in the coming weeks.

Jeremy Lin off to a flying start with latest NBA team Toronto Raptors
Kevin Bond throws hat in ring for Hong Kong national team job after Lunar New Year Cup success

Englishman leads Hong Kong to third place at annual tournament, but could face competition with Ian Holloway expressing interest in vacant role

8 Feb 2019 - 10:14PM

Englishman leads Hong Kong to third place at annual tournament, but could face competition with Ian Holloway expressing interest in vacant role

Kevin Bond throws hat in ring for Hong Kong national team job after Lunar New Year Cup success
Lunar New Year Cup: China’s Shandong Luneng claim win after bad-tempered final against Japan’s Sagan Tosu

Chinese Super League club run out 3-1 winners in Hong Kong Stadium

7 Feb 2019 - 9:45PM

Chinese Super League club run out 3-1 winners in Hong Kong Stadium

Lunar New Year Cup: China’s Shandong Luneng claim win after bad-tempered final against Japan’s Sagan Tosu
Lunar New Year Cup: impressive Hong Kong hang on to claim third place with win over Auckland City

Auckland City are runaway leaders of the New Zealand Premiership but fall to a 1-0 loss against the local outfit

7 Feb 2019 - 10:40PM

Auckland City are runaway leaders of the New Zealand Premiership but fall to a 1-0 loss against the local outfit

Lunar New Year Cup: impressive Hong Kong hang on to claim third place with win over Auckland City
Lunar New Year Cup: Hong Kong select edged on penalties by Fernando Torres’ Sagan Tosu

The matches finishes 1-1 after 90 minutes before the J.League side win the shoot-out 4-2

5 Feb 2019 - 10:01PM

The matches finishes 1-1 after 90 minutes before the J.League side win the shoot-out 4-2

Lunar New Year Cup: Hong Kong select edged on penalties by Fernando Torres’ Sagan Tosu
Lunar New Year Cup: Shandong Luneng book their place in the final after comeback win over New Zealand outfit Auckland City

The Chinese Super League side had to fight back from a goal down with Brazilian Roger Guedes hitting a double

5 Feb 2019 - 8:09PM

The Chinese Super League side had to fight back from a goal down with Brazilian Roger Guedes hitting a double

Lunar New Year Cup: Shandong Luneng book their place in the final after comeback win over New Zealand outfit Auckland City
Ian Holloway reveals he was approached to become new manager of the Hong Kong national team, and expresses an interest

Former Blackpool boss discusses approach live on Sunday football magazine show in UK

3 Feb 2019 - 9:22PM

Former Blackpool boss discusses approach live on Sunday football magazine show in UK

Ian Holloway reveals he was approached to become new manager of the Hong Kong national team, and expresses an interest
Redemption for Sergey Kovalev as he outpoints Eleider Alvarez to reclaim light-heavyweight title

Alvarez stunned the Russian with a KO win in the pair’s first bout

3 Feb 2019 - 3:44PM

Alvarez stunned the Russian with a KO win in the pair’s first bout

Redemption for Sergey Kovalev as he outpoints Eleider Alvarez to reclaim light-heavyweight title
Manny Pacquiao easily outpoints Adrien Broner in unanimous shut-out on return to Las Vegas
Henry Cejudo stuns T.J. Dillashaw: bantamweight champion knocked out inside one minute in New York
Marko Arnautovic to China: forward’s brother says Austrian ‘greatly desires’ CSL switch as West Ham dig in
2019 sport calendar: download a PDF wallchart of the coming year’s top events
  • Rugby World Cup and Cricket World Cup are highlights of the coming year while Uefa Champions League and Super Bowl sure to be huge globally
3 Jan 2019 - 12:03PM
  • Rugby World Cup and Cricket World Cup are highlights of the coming year while Uefa Champions League and Super Bowl sure to be huge globally
2019 sport calendar: download a PDF wallchart of the coming year’s top events
Year in review: what were the top 10 SCMP Sport stories of 2018? Well, you might be surprised

A diverse selection of stories made the top 10 of SCMP Sport’s most popular articles this year

30 Dec 2018 - 3:01PM

A diverse selection of stories made the top 10 of SCMP Sport’s most popular articles this year

Year in review: what were the top 10 SCMP Sport stories of 2018? Well, you might be surprised
The 10 boxing and MMA fights we really want to see happen in 2019

Three heavyweight giants could clash next year

4 Jan 2019 - 11:56AM

Three heavyweight giants could clash next year

The 10 boxing and MMA fights we really want to see happen in 2019
Canelo Alvarez vs Rocky Fielding: Mexican outclasses Briton in one-sided clash in New York
Adonis Stevenson in critical condition after savage knockout by Oleksandr Gvozdyk

Canadian loses his world title in round 11 loss

2 Dec 2018 - 9:05PM

Canadian loses his world title in round 11 loss

Adonis Stevenson in critical condition after savage knockout by Oleksandr Gvozdyk
Tyson Fury and Deontay Wilder draw in spectacular heavyweight title clash in Los Angeles