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S. Korean sports officials meet over Park Tae-hwan's impending doping hearing

A team of South Korean sports officials met on Friday to discuss preparations for an upcoming doping hearing for Park Tae-hwan, a beleaguered swimmer who recently tested positive for testosterone.Representatives from the Korean Olympic Committee (KOC), the Korea Swimming Federation (KSF) a...

Updated : 2015.01.30 10:29

Park hires foreign attorney ahead of doping hearing

Beleaguered South Korean swimmer Park Tae-hwan, reeling from a positive doping test, has hired a foreign attorney in preparation for an international doping hearing, officials here said Thursday.FINA,...

Updated : 2015.01.29 20:35

Swimmer Park Tae-hwan hires foreign attorney ahead of doping hearing

Beleaguered South Korean swimmer Park Tae-hwan, reeling from a positive doping test, has hired a foreign attorney in preparation for an international doping hearing, officials here said Thursday.FINA, the sport's international governing body, told South Korean officials Wednesday that the ...

Updated : 2015.01.29 09:28

Doping hearing for Park Tae-hwan set for Feb. 27

The international governing body of swimming has scheduled a hearing on South Korean star Park Tae-hwan’s doping case for late next month, officials here said Wednesday. The Korea Swimming Federation...

Updated : 2015.01.28 21:10

Serena through to Australian Open semis

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) ― Serena Williams moved one step closer to her 19th Grand Slam title by beating Dominika Cibulkova 6-2, 6-2 in 65 minutes Wednesday to advance to the Australian Open semifinals.The No. 1-ranked Williams displayed her immense power, reeling off heavy returns that ...

Updated : 2015.01.28 21:05

Putnam shoots 63 to take Humana Challenge lead

LA QUINTA, California (AP) ― Phil Mickelson got most attention in his return to competition after a four-month break, Blake Adams got a lot more out of his comeback round, and Michael Putnam took the lead in Thursday’s opening round of the Humana Challenge.Putnam made nine birdies in an ...

Updated : 2015.01.23 20:58

Rose scores 22, struggling Bulls beat Spurs

CHICAGO (AP) ― Derrick Rose scored 22 points and the struggling Chicago Bulls beat the San Antonio Spurs 104-81 on Thursday night.The Bulls came away with a much-needed win after dropping six of eigh...

Updated : 2015.01.23 20:56

Birmingham, Alabama to host 2021 World Games

LAUSANNE (AFP) ― The 2021 World Games will be hosted by Birmingham, Alabama, the International World Games Association confirmed on Thursday.The town of just over 1 million inhabitants beat competition from Lima, Peru and Ufa, Russia to become the second U.S. city to host after Santa Clar...

Updated : 2015.01.23 20:55

Federer out of Australian Open

MELBOURNE (AP) ― For the first time in a dozen years, Roger Federer won’t be featuring in the Australian Open semifinals after being beaten 6-4, 7-6 (5), 4-6, 7-6 (5) Friday in the third round by An...

Updated : 2015.01.23 20:55

Djokovic joins Williams in 3rd round

MELBOURNE (AP) ― Top-ranked Serena Williams fended off three set points before going on a 10-game roll to beat Vera Zvonareva 7-5, 6-0 and move into the third round of the Australian Open.Men’s No. ...

Updated : 2015.01.22 20:58

Park calls for full preparation for 2018 Games

President Park Geun-hye called Thursday for thorough preparations for the 2018 Winter Olympics to be held in South Korea amid concerns of construction delays.South Korea’s alpine city of Pyeongchang won the bid to host the 2018 Olympics, beating Munich, Germany, and Annecy, France, in a v...

Updated : 2015.01.22 20:58

Korea coach counts on winger to carry offense

MELBOURNE (Yonhap) ― On the eve of his squad’s quarterfinals match against Uzbekistan at the AFC Asian Cup, South Korea head coach Uli Stielike said Wednesday he will look to winger Son Heung-min to...

Updated : 2015.01.21 20:56

Sharapova advances at Australian Open

MELBOURNE (AP) ― Maria Sharapova had a narrow escape in the second round of the Australian Open on Wednesday, saving two match points with big forehand winners before beating No. 150-ranked Alexandra...

Updated : 2015.01.21 20:55

Messi, Arsenal lead AP Global Football 10

LONDON (AP) ― Lionel Messi topped the Associated Press Global Football 10 for the second straight week on Tuesday after his latest hat trick.His 22nd Spanish league treble in Barcelona’s 4-0 rout of...

Updated : 2015.01.21 20:51

Aoki finalizes deal with Giants

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) ― Nori Aoki is offering a bold challenge to World Series MVP Madison Bumgarner, one of his new San Francisco Giants teammates. “I’ve heard that Madison likes to wrestle, I think I’m going to initiate the wrestling,” the left fielder joked Tuesday.Aoki brings more th...

Updated : 2015.01.21 20:51