Badminton: South Korea upsets China to win Sudirman Cup

GOLD COAST, Australia (AFP) - South Korea Sunday won badminton's Sudirman Cup for the first time in 14 years with an emotional 3-2 victory over 10-time champions China at Australia's Gold Coast.The South Koreans claimed their fo...

Cardinals' Oh Seung-hwan earns 30th MLB career save

Oh Seung-hwan of the St. Louis Cardinals has earned his 30th career save in Major League Baseball. Oh threw a scoreless ninth inning against the Colorado Rockies at Coors Field in Denver on Saturday (local time), preserving the Ca...

Korea's round of 16 match vs. Portugal to see sell-out crowd

Hosts South Korea will play Portugal in their round of 16 match of the FIFA U-20 World Cup in front of a sell-out crowd, the local organizing committee of the men's football event said Sunday. South Korea will face Portugal at the...

S. Korea comes up with experimental lineup vs. England

Host South Korea will use an experimental lineup against England in their final group stage match at the FIFA U-20 World Cup here on Friday.The starting lineup released by FIFA shows four South Korean players will make their first...

Korean pro football club Gangwon to play friendly match in Vietnam

South Korean football club Gangwon FC will play a friendly match in Vietnam next month, a club official said Friday.The official, who asked not to be named, said the K League Classic club will play a friendly match with a united t...

Dodgers' Ryu Hyu-jin earns first big league save with 4 scoreless frames

Ryu Hyun-jin of the Los Angeles Dodgers has earned his first major league save after throwing four scoreless innings.The South Korean southpaw relieved starter Kenta Maeda in the top of the sixth inning against the St. Louis Cardi...

Comedians, K-pop group named honorary ambassadors for PyeongChang 2018

Two comedians and a K-pop group were named the latest honorary ambassadors for the 2018 PyeongChang Winter Games, the local organizing committee said Thursday.The organizing committee for the country's first Winter Games said come...

PyeongChang 2018 to open 1st official shop this week

The first official shop of the 2018 PyeongChang Winter Games will open in the South Korean capital this week, selling licensed merchandise associated with the international sporting event, local organizers said Thursday.The Pyeong...

Venue decided for Korea's football friendly vs. Iraq

South Korea will face Iraq at a small stadium in the United Arab Emirates  next month for a tune-up ahead of a crucial FIFA World Cup qualifier. The Korea Football Association said Thursday that the venue and time for the South K...

Korean midfielder puts team first ahead of personal glory

JEONJU -- South Korean midfielder Paik Seung-ho already has two goals in two matches at the FIFA U-20 World Cup, he but emphasized Wednesday he always puts the team ahead of his own personal glory.Paik is currently South Korea's c...

Jeju United beat Urawa 2-0 to open AFC Champions League round of 16

South Korean outfit Jeju United defeated Urawa Red Diamonds 2-0 to open their round of 16 series at the Asian Football Confederation Champions League on Wednesday.Marcelo Toscano opened the scoring in the seventh minute, and subst...

Korean coach to rest Barcelona prospects vs. England

JEONJU -- South Korean football coach Shin Tae-yong said Wednesday he will rest two FC Barcelona prospects in their final group stage match against England at the FIFA U-20 World Cup.Hosts South Korea will face England at Suwon Wo...

Tottenham players enjoy Korea visit with Son Heung-min

Tottenham Hotspur players said Wednesday they were excited to see how popular their teammate Son Heung-min is in his homeland as they met with South Korean fans.Kyle Walker, Kevin Wimmer and Ben Davies arrived in South Korea with ...

LPGA major Evian Championship to hold open tryout for Koreans

The main corporate sponsor of an LPGA major championship announced Wednesday it will hold an open tryout for South Korean players this summer, with the winner earning an opportunity to compete with the best in women's golf.Evian, ...

Baseball closer finds own success 'mysterious'

NC Dinos' right-hander Lim Chang-min has been the steadiest closer in South Korean baseball this year, but don't bother asking him how he's getting it done.In 21 appearances, Lim has 14 saves to lead the Korea Baseball Organizatio...