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Doosan Bears clinch baseball pennant

The Doosan Bears clinched their first South Korean baseball pennant in 21 years with a 9-2 victory over the KT Wiz on Thursday.At 90-46-1 (wins-losses-ties), the Bears secured first place in the Korea Baseball Organization with seven games remaining. The second-place NC Dinos beat the Hanw...

Updated : 2016.09.23 09:29

Pirates' Kang Jung-ho stays hot with two-run double

When you're hot, you're hot. Just ask Kang Jung-ho, the third baseman for the Pittsburgh Pirates.Kang hit a two-run double against the Cincinnati Reds at PNC Park in Pittsburgh on Thursday (local time), helping the Pirates to a 4-1 victory.Kang entered the game having belted three homers i...

Updated : 2016.09.09 11:52

Baseball commentator found dead in apparent suicide amid fraud allegations

A South Korean baseball commentator was found dead Thursday, police said, in an apparent suicide that occurred a few months after he was indicted over allegations of fraud.Police said an employee found the body of Ha Il-sung, 67, hanging in his office in Songpa Ward, eastern Seoul, at aro...

Updated : 2016.09.08 10:22

Pitcher banned for match-fixing issues online apology

A former baseball pitcher banned for life four years ago for match-fixing issued an online apology Tuesday, saying he simply "wants to live like everyone else.""I've had a lot of time for self-reflection over this," wrote Park Hyun-joon on his Facebook page. "I did an unforgivable thing, b...

Updated : 2016.09.06 11:08

Baseball pitcher gets 10-month suspended sentence for match-fixing

A local court on Friday slapped a suspended sentence with probation on a baseball pitcher for fixing games.The Changwon District Court sentenced NC Dinos pitcher Lee Tae-yang, who was indicted on charges of fixing games in the Korea Baseball Organization, to a 10-month jail term with a sta...

Updated : 2016.08.26 16:57

KBO baseball pitcher denies involvement in match-fixing scandal

Police questioned a Korean pitcher Wednesday, looking into his alleged engagement in a match-fixing scandal that has plagued Korea’s top baseball league.   Lee Jae-hak, a right-handed starting pitch...

Updated : 2016.08.10 17:05

Baseball pitchers cleared of Internet gambling charges, probe suspended

Prosecutors on Tuesday cleared South Korean baseball pitchers An Ji-man and Yun Sung-hwan of illegal Internet gambling charges, but said further investigation is needed in regards to their overseas gambling allegations.The Seoul Central District Prosecutors' Office, however, temporarily su...

Updated : 2016.08.10 10:02

KBO players' association apologizes for match-fixing scandal

The umbrella group for South Korean professional baseball players on Monday apologized for a recent match-fixing scandal involving their members and pledged to come up with strict punishment for those who commit such wrongdoings.The Korea Professional Baseball Players Association said it f...

Updated : 2016.08.08 16:06

KT Wiz sign castoff for rotation help

South Korean baseball club KT Wiz said Friday they've signed a castoff from another club for rotation help.The Wiz in the Korea Baseball Organization acquired left-hander Ryan Feierabend, who was released by the Nexen Heroes last Friday when they signed Andy Van Hekken.The Wiz will be on t...

Updated : 2016.07.29 16:49

Cardinals' Oh Seung-hwan picks up save for 3rd straight day

The St. Louis Cardinals' South Korean closer Oh Seung-hwan is on a nice little roll.The closer picked up a save for the third straight day on Thursday (local time) against the Miami Marlins at Marlins Park in Miami, preserving the Cards' 5-4 victory with a scoreless ninth inning. The right...

Updated : 2016.07.29 16:47

Eyeing call-up, Korean slugger Park Byung-ho belts 3 homers in minors

South Korean slugger Park Byung-ho is putting together quite a campaign to get his major league job back.Park belted three home runs in a minor league game for the Minnesota Twins' Triple-A affiliate, Rochester Red Wings, against the Pawtucket Red Sox on Thursday (local time) in Pawtucket,...

Updated : 2016.07.29 10:13

Baseball pitcher voluntarily reports match-fixing scheme

A South Korean baseball pitcher voluntarily reported that he had engaged in match-fixing schemes in 2014, the governing body of the country's professional baseball said Sunday.Yoo Chang-sik, a left-handed pitcher for the Kia Tigers, confessed to his team on Saturday that he had deliberatel...

Updated : 2016.07.24 21:37

Match-fixing scandal latest blow to baseball

From DUI to lewd conduct in public to match fixing, baseball, by far the nation's most popular sport, has taken a beating this year.The attendance figures in the Korea Baseball Organization may be gau...

Updated : 2016.07.21 17:10

Baseball pitcher indicted in match-fixing scandal

A Korean baseball pitcher has been indicted on charges of engaging in match-fixing schemes.Prosecutors in Changwon, South Gyeongsang Province, some 400 kilometers southeast of Seoul, said Thursday tha...

Updated : 2016.07.21 09:50

Rangers' Choo Shin-soo headed to DL for 3rd time in '16

The Texas Rangers' Korean outfielder Choo Shin-soo is headed to the disabled list for the third time this season.The Rangers placed Choo on the 15-day DL on Wednesday (local time) with inflammation in...

Updated : 2016.07.21 09:31