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Hong Kong routs Pakistan 72-0 in Asian Games Rugby INCHEON: Hong Kong humiliated minnows Pakistan by whooping margin of 72-0 in their opening group match in XVII Asian Games Rugby here at the Namdong Asiad Rugby Field on Tuesday.Pakistan players lacked required technique, tactics and power and were annihilated by Hong Kong team in the both the halves.Hong Kong led 25-0 at the breather and added 47 more goals in the second to make hapless Pakistan players struggle. For winning team Alifie Jack Capon, John Max Woodward, Rowan Varty, William Thomas scored ten goals apiece.However Shing Kam Yiu was hero of his team’s massive triumph as he blasted as many 15 goals to outplay Pakistan in all areas of the game.Pakistan will meet Philippines in their second league match on Wednesday.Copyright APP (Associated Press of Pakistan), 2014

Inspired Nishikori ready for London ATP final TOKYO: Kei Nishikori will take his growing confidence on court into the concluding weeks of the ATP season, with hopes of becoming the first Asian man to qualify for the eight-man final in November."I'm sixth now (in the season points race) and I'm really hoping to qualify for the World Tour Finals," he said on Tuesday at the Japan Open after a doubles win.The Japanese player, who was last weekend's champion in Kuala Lumpur, said ...

Li named ambassador for WTA Finals in Singapore SINGAPORE: Recently retired Chinese tennis trailblazer Li Na, Asia's only grand slam singles winner, has been appointed as an ambassador for next month's season ending WTA Tour Finals in Singapore. The 32-year-old was in position to qualify for the lucrative Oct. 17-26 tournament before announcing she was quitting a fortnight ago after being worn down by the effects of long-term knee injuries.This year's Australian Open winner and the 2011 French Open champion will take on ...

Waterboy Cruden to play for province as Barrett steers test WELLINGTON: Dumped New Zealand flyhalf Aaron Cruden will get some game time for his provincial side Manawatu on Sunday before an expected recall for the All Blacks' final Bledisloe Cup clash against Australia next month. The 25-year-old was dropped for the All Blacks' final two matches of the Rugby Championship after he missed the team's flight to Argentina following a night out drinking, though coach Steve Hansen said he expected he would re-join the squad ...

Malaysian gold medal winner fails dope test INCHEON: Asian Games organisers on Tuesday expelled Malaysia's wushu gold medal winner Tai Cheau Xuen after she failed a drug test, officials said.Tai was found to have taken the stimulant sibutramine, the Olympic Council of Asia said in a statement. Tai is the third positive drug test at the Games after a Tajik footballer and Cambodian soft tennis player.Copyright AFP (Agence France-Presse), 2014

Bone-crunching kabaddi a knockout hit INCHEON: An ancient contact sport rooted in Indian mythology and said to date back 5,000 years, "kabaddi" is proving a knockout at the Asian Games as its popularity spreads.Fans in South Korea enthusiastically turned out to watch the game, which requires yoga-like breathing skills as two seven-player teams send a raider into their enemy's half of the court to tag an opponent before returning to safety -- in just one breath.Attackers chant "kabaddi, kabaddi" to ...

Boxing promoter Goossen dies at 64 LOS ANGELES: Boxing promoter Dan Goossen, who handled some of the biggest names in the sport including Mike Tyson, Floyd Mayweather and Bernard Hopkins, died from liver cancer on Monday. He was 64."The sudden news of his diagnosis was very much a private matter and his final days were spent surrounded by his family and closest friends," the Goossen family said in a statement."Sadness is difficult to escape as we grieve his passing. However, we ...


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