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

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Opinion | Was England’s Cricket World Cup triumph over New Zealand the luckiest in sporting history?

The hosts rode their luck several times during a captivating finale in which New Zealand looked easy favourites to claim the Cup for most of England’s innings.

16 Jul 2019 - 2:44PM

The hosts rode their luck several times during a captivating finale in which New Zealand looked easy favourites to claim the Cup for most of England’s innings.

Was England’s Cricket World Cup triumph over New Zealand the luckiest in sporting history?
Tiffany Chan continues solid form with good finish at Thornberry Creek Classic; Feng Shanshan wins with birdie surge

Chan cards a second straight five-under-par 67 to claim a share of 23rd place and builds on a career-best 13th-place finish at the end of June.

8 Jul 2019 - 11:00PM

Chan cards a second straight five-under-par 67 to claim a share of 23rd place and builds on a career-best 13th-place finish at the end of June.

Tiffany Chan continues solid form with good finish at Thornberry Creek Classic; Feng Shanshan wins with birdie surge
Tiffany Chan back in contention at Thornberry Classic after improved third round

Chan improves with a five-under-par 67 in round three in Wisconsin.

7 Jul 2019 - 12:31PM

Chan improves with a five-under-par 67 in round three in Wisconsin.

Tiffany Chan back in contention at Thornberry Classic after improved third round
UFC 239: Masvidal claims sensational five-second KO win over Askren; Rockhold’s revival derailed after vicious knockout

Askren clearly dazed as he is removed form the octagon after several minutes.

7 Jul 2019 - 12:06PM

Askren clearly dazed as he is removed form the octagon after several minutes.

UFC 239: Masvidal claims sensational five-second KO win over Askren; Rockhold’s revival derailed after vicious knockout
Hong Kong’s Tiffany Chan shoots incredible 64 in first round of Thornberry Classic to share 4th spot

Chan shares fourth place after a strong start in Wisconsin as she hits on solid form approaching midway point of the LPGA season.

5 Jul 2019 - 10:36PM

Chan shares fourth place after a strong start in Wisconsin as she hits on solid form approaching midway point of the LPGA season.

Hong Kong’s Tiffany Chan shoots incredible 64 in first round of Thornberry Classic to share 4th spot
Francis Ngannou needs just 71 seconds to finish Junior dos Santos at UFC Minneapolis

The 32-year-old claims a third straight win after TKO victory.

30 Jun 2019 - 12:34PM

The 32-year-old claims a third straight win after TKO victory.

Francis Ngannou needs just 71 seconds to finish Junior dos Santos at UFC Minneapolis
Artem Lobov beats Paulie Malignaggi in bloody bare knuckle brawl

The two squared off in Tampa, Florida grudge match

24 Jun 2019 - 9:59AM

The two squared off in Tampa, Florida grudge match

Artem Lobov beats Paulie Malignaggi in bloody bare knuckle brawl
Tyson Fury gives boxing masterclass as he overwhelms Tom Schwarz in Las Vegas

Englishman thrills Las Vegas crowd with boxing clinic, with German able to offer no answer to Fury’s skills

19 Jun 2019 - 5:47PM

Englishman thrills Las Vegas crowd with boxing clinic, with German able to offer no answer to Fury’s skills

Tyson Fury gives boxing masterclass as he overwhelms Tom Schwarz in Las Vegas
UFC 238: Henry Cejudo becomes two-weight champion; Valentina Shevchenko scores devastating victory with showreel knockout

Cejudo becomes only the UFC’s fourth two-weight champion as Eye is knocked unconscious after incredible Shevchenko head kick

9 Jun 2019 - 5:32PM

Cejudo becomes only the UFC’s fourth two-weight champion as Eye is knocked unconscious after incredible Shevchenko head kick

UFC 238: Henry Cejudo becomes two-weight champion; Valentina Shevchenko scores devastating victory with showreel knockout
Vincent Kompany to leave Manchester City at end of season after 11 years with Premier League champions

Skipper to call time on his long career with the club

19 May 2019 - 4:49PM

Skipper to call time on his long career with the club

Vincent Kompany to leave Manchester City at end of season after 11 years with Premier League champions
Deontay Wilder-Dominic Breazeale: ‘Bronze Bomber’ knocks challenger out cold in first round of Brooklyn brawl

Heavyweight champion displays devastating punch power again as he records 40th win

19 May 2019 - 11:53AM

Heavyweight champion displays devastating punch power again as he records 40th win

Deontay Wilder-Dominic Breazeale: ‘Bronze Bomber’ knocks challenger out cold in first round of Brooklyn brawl
Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp struggles to control his emotions in post-match interview after stunning Barcelona fightback

The German struggles to fight back the tears as he talks after the game and reserves special praise for his heroes on the night

8 May 2019 - 7:07AM

The German struggles to fight back the tears as he talks after the game and reserves special praise for his heroes on the night

Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp struggles to control his emotions in post-match interview after stunning Barcelona fightback
Liverpool 4-0 Barcelona: Jurgen Klopp’s men reach Champions League final in Madrid after Mersey miracle

Jurgen Klopp’s men fight back to reach final in Madrid where they will face either Ajax or Tottenham on June 1

8 May 2019 - 6:09AM

Jurgen Klopp’s men fight back to reach final in Madrid where they will face either Ajax or Tottenham on June 1

Liverpool 4-0 Barcelona: Jurgen Klopp’s men reach Champions League final in Madrid after Mersey miracle
Champions League semi-finals, as it happened: Liverpool 4-0 Barcelona -- Jurgen Klopp's team into the final in Madrid after stunning comeback

Live coverage of the second leg of the Uefa Champions League semi-final clash between Liverpool and Barcelona from Anfield. Can the Reds overcome a 3-0 deficit from the first leg?

8 May 2019 - 5:39AM

Live coverage of the second leg of the Uefa Champions League semi-final clash between Liverpool and Barcelona from Anfield. Can the Reds overcome a 3-0 deficit from the first leg?

Champions League semi-finals, as it happened: Liverpool 4-0 Barcelona -- Jurgen Klopp's team into the final in Madrid after stunning comeback
Liverpool CEO Peter Moore reveals why the club won’t be returning to Hong Kong this year for preseason tour

Anfield club, which last travelled to Asia in 2017, will conduct its preseason tour in the United States for a second consecutive year

27 Apr 2019 - 9:16PM

Anfield club, which last travelled to Asia in 2017, will conduct its preseason tour in the United States for a second consecutive year

Liverpool CEO Peter Moore reveals why the club won’t be returning to Hong Kong this year for preseason tour
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 - 10:24PM

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 - 9:05PM

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

Lee Jones and Jess Ho discuss their Hong Kong team's chances ahead of the Rugby Sevens tournament this weekend.

4 Apr 2019 - 3:44PM

Lee Jones and Jess Ho discuss their Hong Kong team's chances ahead of the Rugby Sevens tournament this weekend.

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