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Big league scouts upbeat on Yang Hyeon-jong’s potential

Until recently, Kia Tigers’ left-hander Yang Hyeon-jong had largely been an unknown commodity in the international market. Then toward the end of the Korea Baseball Organization season mid-October, Y...

Updated : 2014.11.20 20:47

Lee Sang-hwa looking to extend winning streak on home ice

Lee Sang-hwa. (Yonhap)South Korean Olympic speed skating champ Lee Sang-hwa will look to extend an early season winning streak on home ice this week.Lee is scheduled to compete in the women’s 500-met...

Updated : 2014.11.20 20:46

Blatter hits back at demands to publish World Cup report

PARIS (AFP) ― FIFA president Sepp Blatter on Wednesday rejected demands to publish the potentially explosive report into long-standing allegations of corruption surrounding the 2018 and 2022 World Cup bids.Greg Dyke, the head of the English Football Association, wants the report compiled ...

Updated : 2014.11.20 20:46

Olympic speed skating champ Lee Sang-hwa looking to extend winning

South Korean Olympic speed skating champ Lee Sang-hwa will look to extend an early season winning streak on home ice this week.Lee is scheduled to compete in the women's 500-meter races in the second leg of the International Skating Union (ISU) Speed Skating World Cup, which will open Frid...

Updated : 2014.11.20 09:52

Federer beats Murray at ATP Finals

LONDON (AP) ― Roger Federer blew away Andy Murray 6-0, 6-1 to finish the ATP Finals round-robin unbeaten, and hand Murray his worst defeat in seven years in front of his home crowd on Thursday. Feder...

Updated : 2014.11.14 20:42

Park hopeful of Korean chances in Asian Cup

Park Ji-sung. (Yonhap)Park Ji-sung, former captain of the South Korean men’s football team, on Thursday expressed hopes that the national team will deliver the goods at an upcoming continental tourna...

Updated : 2014.11.13 20:24

Korea to kick off Middle East trip with friendly against Jordan

AMMAN (Yonhap) ― The South Korean men’s national football team will seek to end its final road trip of the year on a winning note, when it faces Jordan in Amman on Friday.The kickoff will be 4:30 p....

Updated : 2014.11.13 20:24

Kershaw, Kluber win Cy Young Awards

NEW YORK (AP) ― Los Angeles Dodgers ace Clayton Kershaw was a unanimous choice for his third National League Cy Young pitching award, and Cleveland’s Corey Kluber edged Seattle’s Felix Hernandez to win the American League honor for the first time.Kershaw led the majors in victories and ...

Updated : 2014.11.13 20:23

Lydia Ko becomes youngest LPGA Rookie of the Year

Lydia Ko. (AP-Yonhap)DAYTONA BEACH, Florida (AFP) ― New Zealand teen Lydia Ko was named the LPGA Rookie of the Year on Wednesday, the two-time 2014 winner becoming the youngest player to ever claim t...

Updated : 2014.11.13 20:23

New appointees of troubled baseball club vow fresh start

BUSAN (Yonhap) ― New appointees of the Lotte Giants, the troubled South Korean baseball club, vowed Thursday to get the team off to a fresh start, apologizing for a series of unsavory incidents cente...

Updated : 2014.11.13 20:23

Nexen starter Van Hekken confident he can pitch well on short rest

Andy Van Hekken, the left-handed ace of the Nexen Heroes competing in the South Korean baseball championship series, is about to do something he‘s never done in his three-year career in the KBO -- pitch on three days’ rest.Van Hekken is scheduled to start Game 4 of the ongoing Korean Ser...

Updated : 2014.11.07 20:40

FIFA weighs winter World Cup in Qatar

GENEVA (AP) ― FIFA is targeting two options for holding the 2022 World Cup in the winter in Qatar, and organizers think that is “ideal” for the Middle East.After a meeting Monday about five proposals on when to play the tournament, FIFA secretary general Jerome Valcke quickly moved to s...

Updated : 2014.11.04 20:27

Kim Yu-na appointed honorary ambassador for 2018 Winter Games

Retired figure skater Kim Yu-na (right) and Cho Yang-ho, head of the 2018 PyeongChang Winter Olympics organizing committee, holds up an oversized business card showing Kim as the new honorary ambassad...

Updated : 2014.11.04 20:27

Dodgers ace Kershaw voted top player by major leaguers

NEW YORK (AP) ― Los Angeles Dodgers ace Clayton Kershaw was voted the player of the year in balloting by his fellow Major League Baseball players.The players’ union said Monday that Kershaw also won...

Updated : 2014.11.04 20:26

Park to assume honorary chair of next year’s Presidents Cup

South Korean President Park Geun-hye plans to accept an invitation to be honorary chairman of next year’s Presidents Cup, Park’s office said Tuesday.Park plans to accept the invitation during her meeting with PGA Tour commissioner Tim Finchem at the presidential office later in the day, ...

Updated : 2014.11.04 20:26