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Garcia resigns as FIFA prosecutor

GENEVA (AP) ― The American lawyer who led the investigation into the 2018 and 2022 World Cup bid process resigned from the FIFA ethics committee on Wednesday in protest over the handling of his findi...

Updated : 2014.12.18 20:18

Korea to take on Saudi in final tune-up before Asian Cup

South Korea will take on Saudi Arabia in its final tune-up match before the AFC Asian Cup football tournament next month, officials said Thursday.The 2015 Asian Cup will kick off Jan. 9 in Australia. The Korea Football Association said South Korea will play Saudi Arabia on Jan. 4 in Sydney...

Updated : 2014.12.18 20:18

Kang seeking at least $5m per season in multiyear big league deal

The posted South Korean shortstop Kang Jung-ho is seeking a multiyear contract from a big league club worth at least $5 million per season, an informed industry source told Yonhap News Agency on Thurs...

Updated : 2014.12.18 20:18

New faces for expansion baseball club KT Wiz look to fresh starts

SUWON (Yonhap) ― The South Korean expansion baseball club KT Wiz on Thursday introduced their new offseason acquisitions, a list that includes castoffs, former All-Stars and young prospects.They all ...

Updated : 2014.12.18 20:17

P.M. rules out cohosting of 2018 Winter Olympics

South Korea’s prime minister on Thursday rejected an offer to cohost the 2018 PyeongChang Winter Olympics with other countries as he urged officials to speed up the construction work for the sports event.South Korea began building six new stadiums for events, including alpine ski, figure ...

Updated : 2014.12.18 20:16

Russians dominate short program in Grand Prix Final

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) ― Elizaveta Tuktamysheva led a Russian teen sweep of the short program at the Grand Prix of Figure Skating Final on Thursday. The 17-year-old Tuktamysheva earned a top score of 67.52 points performing to Ravel’s “Bolero” on the temporary rink inside Barcelona’s I...

Updated : 2014.12.12 20:17

China’s Feng leads in Dubai despite illness

DUBAI (AFP) ― China’s Feng Shanshan, the highest ranked player in the field at world No. 5, overcame a mystery illness to master the tough afternoon conditions and join Sweden’s Carin Koch on top of the leaderboard at the end of the opening day’s play Wednesday of the 500,000 euros Dub...

Updated : 2014.12.11 20:01

Belinelli scores 22 as Spurs roll past Knicks

SAN ANTONIO (AP) ― Marco Belinelli scored a season-high 22 points and the short-handed San Antonio Spurs rolled to a 109-95 victory over New York on Wednesday night, handing the Knicks their 10th str...

Updated : 2014.12.11 20:01

Logistics not sole reason to keep Olympics in PyeongChang

Despite recent changes to the Olympic hosting process that would allow multiple cities to jointly stage events, PyeongChang, the South Korean host of the 2018 Winter Olympics, maintains that it has no plans to share events with cities outside the country.And officials of the local organizi...

Updated : 2014.12.11 19:59

Woods returns with an eye to the past

WINDERMERE, Florida (AP) ― Tiger Woods is making his latest comeback in golf with an eye to the past.Equipped with a new teacher and a stronger body, Woods said Tuesday he is working on a swing that incorporates previous moves that date as far back as his amateur days. He referred to it a...

Updated : 2014.12.03 20:11

New Ulsan coach vows to build ‘feared’ team

Yoon Jung-hwan, freshly minted as head coach of the football club Ulsan Hyundai, said Wednesday he will try to reshape the underachieving team into a “feared” one next season.Yoon was named as the n...

Updated : 2014.12.03 20:11

Jeju United head coach retires

Park Kyung-hoon, head coach of the South Korean football club Jeju United, stepped down on Wednesday with one year left in his contract, citing personal reasons.The K League Classic club announced that Park informed the team president, Jang Seok-soo, on Monday that he wanted to leave the b...

Updated : 2014.12.03 20:11

Nexen Heroes sign pitcher Feierabend

The Nexen Heroes announced on Wednesday they’ve signed former Major League Baseball left-hander Ryan Feierabend to a one-year deal.The Seoul-based Korea Baseball Organization club said the 29-year-old American has signed for $270,000 in annual salary, along with $30,000 in signing bonus a...

Updated : 2014.12.03 20:11

Lydia Ko to attend Seoul college

Lydia Ko. (AFP-Yonhap)Lydia Ko, a South Korean-born teenage golfer from New Zealand, has been admitted into one of the top universities in Seoul where she will study psychology, the university said Fr...

Updated : 2014.11.28 20:32

Focus on helmets in cricket after death of Hughes

MANCHESTER, England (AP) ― As the world of cricket reels from the death of Australian batsman Phillip Hughes, it’s hard to imagine that less than 40 years ago the first player to wear a full helmet during a cricket test match was booed by the crowd for his apparent cowardice.On that day ...

Updated : 2014.11.28 20:30