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Djokovic thrashes Murray for sixth Aussie Open title

MELBOURNE (AFP) -- World number one Novak Djokovic hammered a misfiring Andy Murray in straight sets to win a record-equalling sixth Australian Open title and strengthen his grip on men's tennis on Sunday.The Serbian world number one swept to a 6-1, 7-5, 7-6 (7/3) victory in two hours, 53 ...

Updated : 2016.01.31 21:30

[Newsmaker] Korea clinches Olympic soccer berth

DOHA (Yonhap) ― South Korea clinched a record eighth straight Olympic men’s football berth on Tuesday with a 3-1 victory over Qatar at the Asian qualification tournament.Midfielder Kwon Chang-hoon b...

Updated : 2016.01.27 20:13

Alpine skiing venue officially opens for competition

A South Korean alpine skiing venue for an upcoming Winter Games test event officially opened Friday, two days after receiving its approval from the sport's international governing body.The Jeongseon Alpine Centre, the venue for the International Ski Federation Alpine Skiing World Cup on Fe...

Updated : 2016.01.22 16:08

Gov't, ski federation to strengthen efforts for first Olympic medal on snow

The government and the national skiing federation said Friday they will strengthen their efforts to raise South Korea's competitiveness in Olympic snow events at home.Kim Jong-deok, minister of culture, sports and tourism, and Shin Dong-bin, president of the Korea Ski Association, discusse...

Updated : 2016.01.22 16:05

Slugger Eric Thames sets sight on 2nd straight MVP award in Korean baseball

After enjoying a historic 2015 season en route to capturing his first MVP in South Korean baseball, NC Dinos slugger Eric Thames has already set his sights on winning the highest individual honor for the second straight year."I want the MVP award (for 2016)," Thames said in a text message ...

Updated : 2016.01.21 11:08

Alpine skiing venue approved for Olympic test event

The South Korean alpine skiing venue has been officially approved for an upcoming Olympic test event, officials said Wednesday.The organizing committee for the 2018 PyeongChang Winter Olympics said Jeongseon Alpine Centre, venue for the International Ski Federation Alpine Skiing World Cup ...

Updated : 2016.01.20 17:47

Korean Chung Hyeon loses to Djokovic at Australian Open

South Korean teenager Chung Hyeon fell to world No. 1 Novak Djokovic in straight sets in the opening round of the Australian Open tennis championships Monday.Djokovic, the five-time champ of the season's first grand slam event, dispatched the 52nd-ranked Chung 3-0 (6-3, 6-2, 6-4) at Rod La...

Updated : 2016.01.18 15:57

Teenage figure skating phenom signs with Kim Yu-na's agency

Teen figure skating phenom You Young, the youngest Korean national champion, has joined the agency of her idol, Kim Yu-na.All That Sports announced Monday that You, who captured the national ladies' singles title on Jan. 10 at age 11, has signed a three-year deal.You scored 183.75 points t...

Updated : 2016.01.18 10:36

Korea's Yun Sung-bin wins silver at skeleton World Cup

South Korean skeleton racer Yun Sung-bin has claimed a silver medal at the BMW IBSF World Cup in the United States.The 21-year-old logged 1:48.76 minutes after two runs to finish second at Lake Placid, New York, on Saturday (local time).The record, which is his season best, makes him the w...

Updated : 2016.01.10 13:52

Booyoung chairman named World Taekwondo Peace Corps chief

Some 110 young practitioners of taekwondo took an oath in front of the newly inaugurated president Lee Joong-keun of the World Taekwondo Peace Corps on Wednesday in Seoul, vowing to promote peace and ...

Updated : 2016.01.06 16:08

Olympic champions join state sports lottery operator's new skating club

A pair of Olympic champions have joined a new skating club launched by the state sports lottery operator, officials said Tuesday.Lee Sang-hwa, a two-time reigning Olympic gold medalist in women's 500-meter speed skating, and Park Seung-hi, who won two short track gold medals at the 2014 So...

Updated : 2016.01.05 16:47

[Herald Interview] 'Just go for it'

This is the second installment in a three-part series featuring athletes who help people transform their lives. – Ed. In November 2010, Lim Gye-sook received the call of a lifetime from KT Sports, t...

Updated : 2015.12.16 20:12

[Newsmaker] Bright future on LPGA Tour

NAPLES, Florida (AP) -- Lydia Ko had just been handed a $1 million bonus for the second consecutive year, and the first thing she thought about buying with those newfound additional riches was a new p...

Updated : 2015.11.24 22:10

[Newsmaker] Korean team wins Premier 12 baseball title

South Korea became the inaugural champion of the Premier 12 baseball tournament in Tokyo on Saturday.With its offense clicking from the start, South Korea pounded the U.S. 8-0 in the final at Tokyo Do...

Updated : 2015.11.22 19:39

As lone Korean, Bae Sang-moon falters late before home crowds at Presidents Cup

It wasn't quite the Hollywood ending that he might have envisioned, as Bae Sang-moon, the only South Korean in the field at the Presidents Cup, faltered down the stretch on Sunday with the potential victory for his International Team on the line.The United States defeated Bae and the Inter...

Updated : 2015.10.11 16:56