Orioles' Kim Hyung-soo delivers pinch-hit single

Kim Hyun-soo of the Baltimore Orioles delivered a pinch-hit single against the Chicago White Sox at home Thursday.Kim came off the bench with a man on first and one out in the bottom eighth, replacing No. 3 hitter Chris Davis at O...

Korea tempers Rio expectations

Korean athletes are aiming for more than 10 gold medals at the upcoming Summer Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, in August. “In 100 days, the efforts made by our Olympic athletes will bear fruit. The Korean Olympic Commit...

Korea eyes another strong Olympic performance at Rio 2016

South Korea marked the 100-day countdown to the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Summer Olympics Wednesday with a pledge to put on another strong performance in the medal race.Sports officials and national team athletes who gathered at the Nat...

Park Tae-hwan wins 400m freestyle with 4th best time of season

Former Olympic swimming champion Park Tae-hwan collected his third gold medal in a local competition Wednesday with the fourth best time of the season in the men's 400-meter freestyle as he continues to rally in his first competit...

Seoul to celebrate 100-day countdown to Rio Olympics by lighting

Seoul will mark the 100-day countdown to the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Summer Olympics on Wednesday by illuminating its landmark tower in the Brazilian colors, the South American country's mission here said.The Brazilian Embassy said N ...

Park Tae-hwan captures his second gold in local swimming

Former Olympic swimming champion Park Tae-hwan captured his second gold medal in a local competition Tuesday as he continues to display solid performance after an 18-month exile from competitive swimming. At the 88th Dong-A Swimmi...

Korea will play every football match like it‘s final in Rio: coach

South Korea will play every match at the 2016 Olympic men's football tournament in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, like it is their final one, the team's head coach said Tuesday.At a press conference in Seoul marking the 100-day countdown...

Park Tae-hwan wins race in long-awaited return

Former Olympic swimming champion Park Tae-hwan won a race in his first competition in nearly 18 months on Monday. Park captured the men‘s 1,500m freestyle race at the 88th Dong-A Swimming Competition in Gwangju, some 330 kilomet...

Olympic skating champ Lee Sang-hwa named PyeongChang 2018 honorary ambassador

Two-time Olympic speed skating champion Lee Sang-hwa was appointed honorary ambassador for the 2018 PyeongChang Winter Games on Monday.At a press conference in Seoul, Lee said she was honored to take the role in which she will pro...

Rio Olympics 100 days away with Korea eyeing top-10 finish

The Summer Olympic Games will take place in South America for the first time this year, as Rio de Janeiro in Brazil will host the 31st edition of the quadrennial competition.The countdown to the Aug. 5-21 Rio Games will reach 100 ...

Nat'l training center chief calls for public support for Olympic athletes

As the 2016 Summer Games in Rio de Janeiro approaches, the head of the country's top training ground called for more public support for Olympic athletes.Choi Jong-sam, who oversees the National Training Center in Seoul, told Yonha...

FIFA president to visit Korea next week

FIFA President Gianni Infantino will visit South Korea next week to meet with corporate sponsors of the international football governing body, a source close to the matter told Yonhap News Agency Friday.According to the source, In...

Korean Jang Ha-na withdraws from LPGA event with anemia, insomnia

South Korean golfer Jang Ha-na withdrew from an LPGA Tour event in San Francisco Thursday with symptoms of insomnia and anemia, her Seoul-based agency said.Jang, a two-time winner this season and world No. 8, pulled out during the...

Korean footballer named to English league's Team of the Year

South Korean footballer Ji So-yun was named to the Team of the Year in the top English women's football league for the second time in a row Thursday (local time).The Professional Footballers' Association announced the best lineups...

Korea lifts ban on ballpark beer vendors

South Korea's tax office has decided to lift a controversial ban on beer vendors at baseball stadiums, officials said Thursday, apparently giving into an outcry from angry fans.Starting Monday, "beer boys" were banned from carryin...