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 ...

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...

Korea confirms venue for World Cup qualifier vs. China

South Korea will host China at the country's largest football-only stadium in the upcoming FIFA World Cup qualifier following the visitors' excessive demand for tickets, the national football governing body said Friday.The Korea F...

Korea readying for final Olympic football tune-up

The South Korean men's Olympic football team will face Sweden in their final tune-up for the Rio de Janeiro Summer Games as they aim to test their tactics and push players to regain their form.The match will take place at Pacaembu...

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 ...

No rest for weary: Korean Olympians begin training in Rio

There was no rest for the weary South Korean Olympians in Rio de Janeiro on Thursday, as they began training for the upcoming Summer Games less than 24 hours after landing in the Brazilian city.With the main contingent of the dele...

First batch of Korean Olympic delegation arrives in Rio

The first contingent of South Korea's 331-member Olympic squad arrived in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on Wednesday.The group, consisting of 97 athletes and 23 sports officials, departed from Incheon International Airport aboard a char...

Korean football chief withdraws from election for FIFA body

South Korean football chief Chung Mong-gyu has pulled out of the election for a seat on FIFA's main decision-making body, the sport's national federation said Tuesday.Korea Football Association President Chung has informed the int...

Korean Olympic football striker diagnosed with bruised ribs

South Korean Olympic football striker Suk Hyun-jun has been diagnosed with bruised ribs following a recent practice match ahead of the Rio de Janeiro Games, the sport's national governing body said Tuesday.Suk's teammate, midfield...

Rio scrambles to fix Olympic Village after Australia boycott

The official opening of the Olympic Village in Rio turned to fiasco Sunday with the discovery of blocked toilets and leaky pipes, prompting Australia to call the facility “not safe or ready.”Even Brazilian athletes who were mean...

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 Tiger...

Olympic footballers kick off training in Brazil

The Korean men’s Olympic football team have started training in Brazil for the Rio de Janeiro Summer Games.The Korea Football Association said the Olympic team had tactical training and other exercises at a football field near Bo...

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 gaudy -- just under 5 million thr...

PyeongChang to open Olympic promotional center in Rio

The organizers of the 2018 PyeongChang Winter Olympics on Thursday said they will open a promotional center in Rio de Janeiro, the site of this year's Summer Games.The PyeongChang Organizing Committee for the 2018 Olympic and Para...

Chung Mong-gyu elected to 2nd term as football chief

Korean business executive Chung Mong-gyu has been re-elected as the national football chief.The Korea Football Association said Thursday that Chung was elected to a second term as its president by a unanimous vote of the 98 member...