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World figure skating champ Mao Asada retires

TOKYO -- Japanese figure skater Mao Asada is retiring. The 26-year-old Asada, the three-time world champion, says she lost her motivation after underperforming last season. She noted her best perfo...

Updated : 2017.04.11 15:19

With world title,Korean women‘s hockey takes another step forward before Olympics

By winning the world championship on home ice last weekend, South Korean women's hockey took a giant step forward in its build-up for its Olympic debut next year. South Korea defeated the Netherland...

Updated : 2017.04.10 09:12

Two-time world champion wins women's short track Olympic trials

Two-time world overall champion Choi Min-jeong won the women's Olympic short track trials with ease on Saturday, while upsets abounded on the men's side. Choi won both the 1,000m and 1,500m super fi...

Updated : 2017.04.09 21:34

N. Korean hockey disappointment despite closing win at women's worlds in S. Korea

GANGNEUNG, South Korea (Yonhap) -- Once a strong women's hockey nation, North Korea has fallen on hard times of late, barely able to stay afloat in the fourth-tier international competition. It took...

Updated : 2017.04.09 09:43

Korean hockey players rejoice over world title, want to keep improving

South Korean players rejoiced over their women's hockey world championship on Saturday, but they didn't lose sight of a bigger goal amid the celebration. South Korea shut out the Netherlands 2-0 to ...

Updated : 2017.04.09 09:35

S. Korea coach lauds players' mental maturity in winning world

South Korean national women's hockey coach Sarah Murray said Saturday her players' improved mental maturity was key to the team's world title won on home ice. South Korea blanked the Netherlands 2-0...

Updated : 2017.04.09 09:32

Korea wins women's hockey world championship

South Korea captured a world title in women's hockey on home ice on Saturday. South Korea defeated the Netherlands 2-0 in an intense battle to win the International Ice Hockey Federation Women's Wor...

Updated : 2017.04.09 09:30

Korean hockey players enjoy 'cool' experience after beating N. Korea

South Korean shut out North Korea 3-0 in their much-anticipated women's hockey game on Thursday, but it was what took place afterward that the victorious players found even more interesting and, at l...

Updated : 2017.04.07 09:12

Korean women's hockey players mark UN int'l sport day with gesture of goodwill

After South Korea was done beating North Korea in a 3-0 victory at the women's hockey world championships here Thursday, players from the two teams gathered around for souvenir photos ,a gesture of g...

Updated : 2017.04.07 09:09

S. Korea hockey coach 'relieved' to be done with NK at worlds

The buildup was intense and pressure-packed, and the hype surrounding the game boiled over. And after South Korea finally played North Korea at the women's hockey world championships on home ice Thu...

Updated : 2017.04.07 09:05

Adopted hockey player hoping to find birth mother at Olympics in Korea

Born in South Korea but adopted by an American family as an infant, hockey player Marissa Brandt has come back to the place of her birth in the unlikeliest of fashion: as a member of the women's nati...

Updated : 2017.04.05 09:40

What tensions? N. Korean hockey players enjoy downtime in S.Korean seaside city

North Korean women's hockey players enjoyed some downtime in between their games in South Korea on Monday, taking in the sights of an East Sea beach here with geopolitical tensions on the peninsula a...

Updated : 2017.04.03 17:44

Toronto-born hockey player wants to do Korea proud at Olympics

It was a symbolic moment in South Korean women's hockey at the world championships in Gangneung, and one that the country would love to see often at the Winter Olympics on home ice next year. There ...

Updated : 2017.04.03 09:35

Korean women's hockey coach wants to minimize defensive lapses

South Korea soundly defeated Slovenia 5-1 to open the women's hockey world championships at home on Sunday, but its coach Sarah Murray still found something lacking. South Korea outshot Slovenia 78-...

Updated : 2017.04.03 09:33

Korean bobsleigh tandem wants to grab Olympic medal on merit

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea -- As important as home track advantage is in Olympic bobsleigh competitions, the South Korean tandem of Won Yun-jong and Seo Young-woo said Thursday they'll try to win a med...

Updated : 2017.03.30 18:31