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Recent articles by Jonathan:

Chinese Super League: Marouane Fellaini hat-trick and historic day for Hong Kong

Belgian Marouane Fellaini scored eight-minute hat-trick of headers in Shandong Luneng’s 3-2 win over Dalian Pro while Hongkongers Tan Chun-lok and Tsun Dai face off in historic meeting between Guangzhou R&F and Shenzhen. → Read More

Hong Kong Spartan Race return gives hope for city’s sporting events

Challenge set to start in September with new trail race before APAC championship series in November → Read More

On this day: Premier League Crystal Palace play Hong Kong friendly in 1995 – but Princess Di went to the tennis

English Premier League side were battling relegation when mixture of youth players and reserves made a 72-hour round trip to face Happy Valley. → Read More

From golf to cycling, Donald Trump’s history with sport is tale of cheating, failure and feuds

President Trump has called for sport to return amid coronavirus despite feuding with major leagues and star athletes. → Read More

Parkour diving, extreme ironing and skyaking – weird extreme sports

Adventurous athletes up the ante by combining outdoor sports for whole new levels of extreme → Read More

Coronavirus in sport echoes Spanish flu pandemic that ended NHL Stanley Cup

Spanish flu saw Seattle Metropolitans and Montreal Canadiens 1919 Stanley Cup series called off before deciding game, while AFL, MLB and English football among sports to carry on. → Read More

Coronavirus: NBA and Premier League will have to wait as China refuses to play the game

Chinese Basketball Association and CSL called foreigners back ahead of expected restart but General Administration for Sport delays return of sport as coronavirus pandemic rages on. → Read More

Lee Wai-tong: ‘King of Asian Football’ mentioned with Pele and Ferenc Puskas

China’s star striker Lee Wai-tong turned down Arsenal to play in Hong Kong and Shanghai, then develop the game in the region → Read More

Paulino Alcantara: the Filipino star who was Barcelona’s original Lionel Messi

Philippine footballer Paulino Alcantara key to club’s ‘first golden era’ was named Asia’s greatest ever player by Fifa in 2007. → Read More

Tokyo 2020: Olympic protests are part of Games history despite IOC ban

There is a long history of protest around the Olympic Games, experienced by residents who do not want the city to host them, the IOC and governments, as much as the athletes themselves. → Read More

Cologne and Mesut Ozil count cost of China backlash

Arsenal star Mesut Ozil’s blacklisting set to continue while Bundesliga side Cologne lose Chinese sponsor a month after stopping academy deal, while Tokyo 2020 side saw tour cut short after Tibet protests. → Read More

Sports quiz 2019: Tiger Woods, Serena Williams, Liverpool, Manchester City and more

How well do you remember the sports stories of 2019? Take the SCMP Sport quiz of the year to put your knowledge to the test. → Read More

Tokyo 2020: Hong Kong triathlon hopeful Oscar Coggins confident of Olympics spot after another podium in Almaty

‘Only one other athlete in contention’ for Asia’s place in the men’s triathlon next summer The 20-year-old was 19 seconds from winning despite ‘not feeling great’ → Read More

What is CrossFit and what does WOD, AMRAP, Chipper and Tabata mean?

CrossFit is growing in popularity but the glossary of words might leave you confused – fear not, everything you need to know is here → Read More

Hong Kong Marathon live: results and photos from the finish line at Victoria Park

More than 74,000 runners will be taking part in the various events of the Standard Chartered Hong Kong Marathon 2019 → Read More

Naomi Osaka and Chloe Kim favourites to win Laureus Sports Awards at 2019 event in Monaco

Japan’s world number one tennis player is up for Breakthrough of the Year while snowboarder up for Action Sports award → Read More

Espanyol’s Wu Lei in line for La Liga start against Valencia with millions expected to watch back home in China

Forward has impressed in two substitute appearances since signing for the Spanish side in the recent transfer window → Read More

Arsenal, Manchester City, NBA and NFL win Lunar New Year as sports world greets Year of the Pig on social media

English Premier League side steal the limelight with star players speaking Mandarin in video → Read More

Chan Yuen-ting leaves Eastern: former AFC Coach of the Year departs Hong Kong Premier League side after winless run

Chan was first female coach to take a men’s team to a top-tier title → Read More

Lunar New Year Cup: slideshow of historic moments from Hong Kong Stadium in Carlsberg Cups past

The Lunar New Year Cup has been a fixture on the Hong Kong football calendar for many a year and is also responsible for bringing some of the biggest names in the game to the city.... → Read More