Head of baseball replay center suspended for incorrect ruling

The head of South Korean baseball's replay center received a 10-day suspension Friday for an incorrect ruling on a home run.The Korea Baseball Organization said Kim Ho-in, director of the KBO's Video Review Center, will be suspend...

Giants’ Hwang shows off versatility with first start at 1st

Hwang Jae-gyun made his first major league start at first base on Monday for the San Francisco Giants. Hwang is typically a third baseman, but was displaced from his starting role when veteran Eduardo Nunez returned from the disab...

KBO video review judges admit fault in overturned home run

The Korea Baseball Organization’s video review judges have admitted fault for a missed call, saying they misunderstood the rules and made an incorrect judgment. But Thursday night, in a game at Ulsan Stadium between the Lotte Gia...

Choo reaches base 4 times, Rangers still fall to Orioles

Choo Shin-soo singled and walked three times, raising his on-base streak to six games, but could not save his team, the Texas Rangers, from falling to the Baltimore Orioles by a score of 9-7.The game was played Thursday night at t...

Jimenez leaves Twins, Korea with heavy heart

After playing for the LG Twins for two years, third baseman Luis Jimenez has bid a disappointed farewell to Korea.On Tuesday, the Twins decided to cut Jimenez, making room for them to sign former major leaguer James Loney. With th...

Appeals court upholds jail term on ex-baseball pitcher in illegal gambling scandal

DAEGU -- A local appeals court on Friday upheld a suspended jail term on a former South Korean baseball pitcher convicted for a role in launching a gambling website.The Daegu District Court rejected an appeal by An Ji-man of his e...

Korean women's table tennis team hires Chinese coach

South Korea's women's table tennis team has hired a former Chinese national team coach to prepare for the upcoming Asian Games, the sport's national governing body said Friday.The Korea Table Tennis Association said Zhong Jinyong ...

Korean football prospect Jang Gyeol-hee signs with Greek club

South Korean football prospect Jang Gyeol-hee will make his professional debut with a Greek club in the upcoming season, officials here said Thursday.Jang signed a two-year contract with an option for an extra year with Asteras Tr...

Nexen's Lee first rookie to be issued two-out intentional walk in 7 years

Yesterday, Nexen Heroes’ rookie center fielder Lee Jeong-hoo was intentionally walked in the 7th inning. This walk was significant for two reasons -- it was the first of Lee’s career, and it came with two outs.In baseball, issui...

Giants concerned by slugger Choi’s recent struggles

After playing four seasons in Japan’s Nippon Professional Baseball with the Orix Buffaloes and Fukuoka Softbank Hawks, and one season in Major League Baseball with the Seattle Mariners, first baseman Lee Dae-ho signed a deal with...

Jeju United players' suspensions reduced by AFC

South Korean football club Jeju United said Thursday penalties on their players for on-field violence during a regional club tournament were reduced following the continental governing body's decision.The Asian Football Confederat...

Park Tae-hwan chasing 1st world swimming title in 6 years in Hungary

South Korean swimming star Park Tae-hwan will be chasing his first world title in six years in Hungary starting this weekend.The 2017 FINA World Aquatics Championships began last week in Budapest with the diving and synchronized c...

Choi Ji-man designated for assignment by New York Yankees

South Korean first baseman Choi Ji-man has been designated for assignment by the New York Yankees, with a demotion to the minors or free agency now a possibility.The Yankees made the move Wednesday (local time) after acquiring thr...

Korea hockey coaches undaunted ahead of Winter Olympic debuts

Despite their teams' underdog status at next year's Winter Games on home ice, coaches of the South Korean men's and women's squads on Wednesday seemed undaunted by the challenges ahead.Jim Paek, ex-National Hockey League rearguard...

Korea hopes to use Olympics at home as launch pad for hockey

South Korea will try to use next year's Winter Olympics at home as a launch pad for its men's and women's hockey programs, the head of the sport's national federation said Wednesday.In a media briefing at the National Training Cen...