Paul Ryding

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Paul Ryding

News Editor, Sport

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 football or watching archive footage of Liverpool Football Club's glory years

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McGregor vs Cerrone: social media reacts to the Irishman’s explosive 40-second knockout return

McGregor made light work of Donald Cerrone on Saturday night and social media lit up after the brief contest.

20 Jan 2020 - 1:55PM

McGregor made light work of Donald Cerrone on Saturday night and social media lit up after the brief contest.

McGregor vs Cerrone: social media reacts to the Irishman’s explosive 40-second knockout return
Hong Kong Open: awesome Wade Ormsby completes dominant wire-to-wire triumph in Fanling

Australian Ormsby completes superb victory at Hong Kong Golf Club as Shane Lowry falls short on final day.

12 Jan 2020 - 11:03PM

Australian Ormsby completes superb victory at Hong Kong Golf Club as Shane Lowry falls short on final day.

Hong Kong Open: awesome Wade Ormsby completes dominant wire-to-wire triumph in Fanling
Hong Kong Open: Wade Ormsby inches closer to a wire-to-wire triumph as big guns vow to go out blazing on final day

Australian shoots a second straight 66 to move to 13 under par after three rounds of the Hong Kong Open

11 Jan 2020 - 11:03PM

Australian shoots a second straight 66 to move to 13 under par after three rounds of the Hong Kong Open

Hong Kong Open: Wade Ormsby inches closer to a wire-to-wire triumph as big guns vow to go out blazing on final day
Hong Kong Open: Tony Finau fires himself in contention going into final day

American Finau comes to life on ‘moving day’ and puts himself in the mix with a 65, as India’s Rashid Khan equals the best round of the week with his seven-under-par 63 to move into third place.

11 Jan 2020 - 3:58PM

American Finau comes to life on ‘moving day’ and puts himself in the mix with a 65, as India’s Rashid Khan equals the best round of the week with his seven-under-par 63 to move into third place.

Hong Kong Open: Tony Finau fires himself in contention going into final day
Hong Kong Open: Wade Ormsby the man to beat at mid-way point as Shane Lowry lingers in striking distance

Australian Ormsby holds a two-shot lead at the halfway point of the Hong Kong Open, as Lowry makes a big move up the leader board with a fine 66.

11 Jan 2020 - 12:45PM

Australian Ormsby holds a two-shot lead at the halfway point of the Hong Kong Open, as Lowry makes a big move up the leader board with a fine 66.

Hong Kong Open: Wade Ormsby the man to beat at mid-way point as Shane Lowry lingers in striking distance
Hong Kong Open: Ormsby pulls clear at the top as Finau battles for a second 69 on day two

Australian Wade Ormsby registers a second impressive round to pull clear at the top of the leaderboard, as top-ranked Tony Finau grinds it out to stay in touch.

10 Jan 2020 - 1:19PM

Australian Wade Ormsby registers a second impressive round to pull clear at the top of the leaderboard, as top-ranked Tony Finau grinds it out to stay in touch.

Hong Kong Open: Ormsby pulls clear at the top as Finau battles for a second 69 on day two
Hong Kong Open: Ormsby and Otsuki fire up day one as draw cards Lowry and Finau fail to sparkle

Star turns from former winner Ormsby and Japanese Otsuki light the way after day one, while Top ranked Lowry and Finau post solid, unspectacular scores.

9 Jan 2020 - 10:37PM

Star turns from former winner Ormsby and Japanese Otsuki light the way after day one, while Top ranked Lowry and Finau post solid, unspectacular scores.

Hong Kong Open: Ormsby and Otsuki fire up day one as draw cards Lowry and Finau fail to sparkle
Hong Kong Open: Tony Finau in touch with leaders after solid opening round

Finau stays in touch after day one as Wade Ormsby takes early lead.

9 Jan 2020 - 4:38PM

Finau stays in touch after day one as Wade Ormsby takes early lead.

Hong Kong Open: Tony Finau in touch with leaders after solid opening round
Hong Kong Open: Shane Lowry off to a steady start in first round of 2020

Star attraction Shane Lowry cards a respectable 69 in steady opening round as Gunn Charoenkul and Kim Jooh-yung share early clubhouse lead on 3-under.

9 Jan 2020 - 1:22PM

Star attraction Shane Lowry cards a respectable 69 in steady opening round as Gunn Charoenkul and Kim Jooh-yung share early clubhouse lead on 3-under.

Hong Kong Open: Shane Lowry off to a steady start in first round of 2020
Opinion | Tokyo 2020, Kenneth To and Poon Ching-chiu deaths and cancellations dominate Hong Kong sport in 2019

Heartbreak at deaths of Poon Ching-chiu and Kenneth To met with Hong Kong event cancellations and hope for Tokyo 2020.

5 Jan 2020 - 2:08PM

Heartbreak at deaths of Poon Ching-chiu and Kenneth To met with Hong Kong event cancellations and hope for Tokyo 2020.

Tokyo 2020, Kenneth To and Poon Ching-chiu deaths and cancellations dominate Hong Kong sport in 2019
Jeremy Lin, Sun Yang or NBA’s China crisis? What were the top 10 SCMP Sport stories of 2019?

Jeremy Lin and Sun Yang are the undoubted personalities of Chinese sport over the last 12 months.

31 Dec 2019 - 9:06PM

Jeremy Lin and Sun Yang are the undoubted personalities of Chinese sport over the last 12 months.

Jeremy Lin, Sun Yang or NBA’s China crisis? What were the top 10 SCMP Sport stories of 2019?
Uefa Champions League draw: Liverpool to face Atletico Madrid, Manchester City go up against Real Madrid in last-16

Liverpool will return to the Wanda Metropolitano to face Atletico Madrid, while Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City face Real Madrid.

16 Dec 2019 - 7:47PM

Liverpool will return to the Wanda Metropolitano to face Atletico Madrid, while Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City face Real Madrid.

Uefa Champions League draw: Liverpool to face Atletico Madrid, Manchester City go up against Real Madrid in last-16
UFC 245: Marlon Moraes spoils Jose Aldo’s bantamweight debut with narrow decision win

Moraes gets a slender nod against his compatriot, who was furious with the decision and quickly left the ring.

15 Dec 2019 - 12:40PM

Moraes gets a slender nod against his compatriot, who was furious with the decision and quickly left the ring.

UFC 245: Marlon Moraes spoils Jose Aldo’s bantamweight debut with narrow decision win
Anthony Joshua–Andy Ruiz II reaction: boxing community has its say on ‘Clash of the Dunes’

Twitter lights up with reactions to heavyweight title clash in Saudi Arabia.

8 Dec 2019 - 1:27PM

Twitter lights up with reactions to heavyweight title clash in Saudi Arabia.

Anthony Joshua–Andy Ruiz II reaction: boxing community has its say on ‘Clash of the Dunes’
Redemption for Anthony Joshua as he takes apart Andy Ruiz in ‘Clash on the Dunes’ to win on points

England man wins historic heavyweight contest in Saudi Arabia by wide margin on judges’ scorecards.

8 Dec 2019 - 1:40PM

England man wins historic heavyweight contest in Saudi Arabia by wide margin on judges’ scorecards.

Redemption for Anthony Joshua as he takes apart Andy Ruiz in ‘Clash on the Dunes’ to win on points
Andy Ruiz vs Anthony Joshua: time, venue, predictions, fight purse, betting odds

Joshua is the heavy betting favourite, but Ruiz is the defending champion going into the heavyweight tilt.

4 Dec 2019 - 3:58PM

Joshua is the heavy betting favourite, but Ruiz is the defending champion going into the heavyweight tilt.

Andy Ruiz vs Anthony Joshua: time, venue, predictions, fight purse, betting odds
Chinese Super League: Guangzhou Evergrande reclaim title as Beijing Guoan fall short on final day

Fabio Cannavaro’s side win back the title they ceded to Shanghai SIPG last season to make it eight titles out of nine in CSL.

2 Dec 2019 - 1:34PM

Fabio Cannavaro’s side win back the title they ceded to Shanghai SIPG last season to make it eight titles out of nine in CSL.

Chinese Super League: Guangzhou Evergrande reclaim title as Beijing Guoan fall short on final day
Deontay Wilder knocks out Luis Ortiz in stunning seventh round stoppage

Wilder was chasing the fight when he struck with a devastating right hand that ended the fight.

24 Nov 2019 - 2:09PM

Wilder was chasing the fight when he struck with a devastating right hand that ended the fight.

Deontay Wilder knocks out Luis Ortiz in stunning seventh round stoppage
KSI vs Logan Paul: Billy Joe Saunders completes flat stoppage victory over Marcelo Esteban Coceres

Englishman completes 11th round TKO win against stubborn Argentine.

10 Nov 2019 - 12:22PM

Englishman completes 11th round TKO win against stubborn Argentine.

KSI vs Logan Paul: Billy Joe Saunders completes flat stoppage victory over Marcelo Esteban Coceres
Phil Mickelson eager for Tiger Woods ‘The Match’ renewal, but could pal Steph Curry be his playing partner?

Five-time major winner says he would like to play in another one-on-one contest with Masters champion Woods.

23 Oct 2019 - 8:00AM

Five-time major winner says he would like to play in another one-on-one contest with Masters champion Woods.

Phil Mickelson eager for Tiger Woods ‘The Match’ renewal, but could pal Steph Curry be his playing partner?
Phil Mickelson on how a bad diet led to him developing arthritis and how his new regime is paying off

The hall-of-famer, in Macau to lead a coaching workshop, was known for his bad diet during the most successful years of his career and hopes to turn around a poor spell of form in Shanghai next week.

22 Oct 2019 - 3:15PM

The hall-of-famer, in Macau to lead a coaching workshop, was known for his bad diet during the most successful years of his career and hopes to turn around a poor spell of form in Shanghai next week.

Phil Mickelson on how a bad diet led to him developing arthritis and how his new regime is paying off
Matty Longstaff joins list of Premier League starlets to get their chance after impressing at Hong Kong Soccer Sevens

Longstaff, who was part of the Newcastle United side that triumphed in Hong Kong at this year’s Soccer Sevens, scores the winner against Manchester United on his Premier League debut for the Magpies.

7 Oct 2019 - 1:05PM

Longstaff, who was part of the Newcastle United side that triumphed in Hong Kong at this year’s Soccer Sevens, scores the winner against Manchester United on his Premier League debut for the Magpies.

Matty Longstaff joins list of Premier League starlets to get their chance after impressing at Hong Kong Soccer Sevens
Errol Spence says he wants Manny Pacquiao next, but Pacman seems only interested in Floyd Mayweather

Boxing politics continue to go around and around with fighters chasing particular routes to riches.

30 Sep 2019 - 3:25PM

Boxing politics continue to go around and around with fighters chasing particular routes to riches.

Errol Spence says he wants Manny Pacquiao next, but Pacman seems only interested in Floyd Mayweather
Errol Spence Jnr edges Shawn Porter by split decision in fight of the year contender

Porter makes a mockery of bookmakers’ predictions as he gives Spence Jnr toughest fight of his career.

29 Sep 2019 - 3:29PM

Porter makes a mockery of bookmakers’ predictions as he gives Spence Jnr toughest fight of his career.

Errol Spence Jnr edges Shawn Porter by split decision in fight of the year contender
Tyson Fury survives huge scare to claim points win over Otto Wallin in bloody brawl

Fury maintains unbeaten record, but is made to work for it against Wallin.

15 Sep 2019 - 2:01PM

Fury maintains unbeaten record, but is made to work for it against Wallin.

Tyson Fury survives huge scare to claim points win over Otto Wallin in bloody brawl
Hong Kong Tennis Open postponed as protest disruption claims another sporting event

City’s blue riband tennis tournament falls victim to the ongoing protests in Hong Kong.

13 Sep 2019 - 10:39PM

City’s blue riband tennis tournament falls victim to the ongoing protests in Hong Kong.

Hong Kong Tennis Open postponed as protest disruption claims another sporting event
Wu Lei’s Espanyol reach Uefa Europa League group stage after holding Zorya to draw

5-3 aggregate win puts the Spaniards in the hat for the group stage draw and sees Espanyol equal long-standing Uefa record.

30 Aug 2019 - 10:24AM

5-3 aggregate win puts the Spaniards in the hat for the group stage draw and sees Espanyol equal long-standing Uefa record.

Wu Lei’s Espanyol reach Uefa Europa League group stage after holding Zorya to draw
2020 Olympics one-year countdown: Hong Kong’s top medal hopes for Tokyo Games

Hong Kong has a total of three Olympic medals going into the Tokyo Games, and Sarah Lee again carries the city’s best medal hopes on her shoulders.

21 Aug 2019 - 11:47AM

Hong Kong has a total of three Olympic medals going into the Tokyo Games, and Sarah Lee again carries the city’s best medal hopes on her shoulders.

2020 Olympics one-year countdown: Hong Kong’s top medal hopes for Tokyo Games
Manny Pacquiao defeats Keith Thurman on points in stunning victory to reclaim world title at 40

Filipino dominates from beginning against younger, unbeaten opponent

22 Jul 2019 - 1:10PM

Filipino dominates from beginning against younger, unbeaten opponent

Manny Pacquiao defeats Keith Thurman on points in stunning victory to reclaim world title at 40
Manny Pacquiao defeats Keith Thurman: live blog -- as it happened

Multiple-time, multiple-weight world champion Manny Pacquiao faces reigning welterweight king Keith Thurman in hugely anticipated title bout

21 Jul 2019 - 1:51PM

Multiple-time, multiple-weight world champion Manny Pacquiao faces reigning welterweight king Keith Thurman in hugely anticipated title bout

Manny Pacquiao defeats Keith Thurman: live blog -- as it happened