Korea coach to return from vacation, begin prep for final World Cup qualifying stage

South Korea men's football head coach Uli Stielike is scheduled to return from his vacation next week to begin preparing for the final World Cup qualification stage, the sport's national governing body said Friday.According to the...

Top domestic football league identifies illegal practice, mulls over punishment

The nation's top football league said Friday it is mulling over the appropriate punishment for an illegal economic practice banned by the sport's international governing body.An official with the K League said the league office ha...

Ex-Olympic champ Lee Seung-hoon well off podium at speed skating worlds

Former Olympic speed skating gold medalist Lee Seung-hoon finished well off the podium at the world championships in Russia on Thursday.Lee finished 10th among 12 skaters in the men's 10,000 meters at the International Skating Uni...

Olympic speed skating champ Lee Sang-hwa seeking 3rd world title in 500m

Two-time reigning Olympic champion Lee Sang-hwa will be chasing her third world speed skating title in the women's 500 meters in Russia this weekend.Lee will race at the International Skating Union World Single Distances Speed Ska...

Korean reliever Oh Seung-hwan to embrace setup role with Cardinals

Though he has been a closer for the majority of his career, South Korean reliever Oh Seung-hwan said Thursday's he will embrace a setup role with his new major league club.Oh left home Thursday to join the St. Louis Cardinals in t...

Golf's new giant slayer hoping for shot at Olympics

After stunning world No. 1 Jordan Spieth with his first professional victory earlier this month, South Korean Song Young-han said Thursday he's hoping for a chance to compete at this year's Summer Olympics.Golf's latest giant slay...

World's No. 1 men's badminton duo perfect foils for each other

As the world's No. 1-ranked men's badminton doubles tandem, Lee Yong-dae and Yoo Yeon-seong of South Korea will be carrying the weight of the nation when this year's Summer Olympics kicks off in Rio de Janeiro -- though that's not...

South Korean Jang Ha-na claims maiden LPGA win

South Korean Jang Ha-na claimed her maiden LPGA Tour victory in Florida on Saturday, becoming the second straight player from the country to win on the world's largest female tour. (Yonhap)Jang won the weather-interrupted Coates G...

Mariners' Lee Dae-ho remains 'confident' ahead of preseason competition

He might not have signed the major league deal that he'd earlier envisioned, but South Korean slugger Lee Dae-ho, who recently joined the Seattle Mariners on a minor league contract, said Friday he's seeing the glass half full.The...

'Improving' badminton player eyeing first Olympic medal in Rio

At No. 7 in the women's singles badminton rankings with a slew of international victories, Sung Ji-hyun admits she remains a work in progress.   Sung, however, has been improving at a rate that has the South Korean national team...

Long, winding trip ahead for Vietnamese football club competing in Korea

Vietnamese football side Hanoi T&T must complete a long and winding trip this weekend to South Korea before they will face a local team for a spot at Asia's top club competition, officials here said Thursday.Hanoi T&T will meet Po...

Lee Dae-ho faces uphill battle for regular gig

With a minor league deal with the Seattle Mariners in the bag, here comes the hard part for the South Korean star Lee Dae-ho: landing a regular gig in the big league lineup.Lee has joined the Mariners on a one-year minor league co...

Korean slugger Lee Dae-ho signs minor league deal with Seattle Mariners

After mashing dingers into the seats across South Korea and Japan for over a decade, slugger Lee Dae-ho will now try to win a major league job in the United States.The Seattle Mariners announced Wednesday (local time) they've sign...

PyeongChang now into 'operational phase' two years ahead of Winter Olympics

With about two years to go until the first Winter Olympics in South Korea, the top local organizer said Wednesday the preparation has moved into a new phase.Cho Yang-ho, president of the organizing committee for the 2018 PyeongCha...

Korea to host world‘s top alpine skiers in Olympic test event

South Korea will host some of the world's top alpine skiers at a Winter Olympic test event during the long Lunar New Year weekend, officials said Wednesday.The local organizers of the 2016 International Ski Federation Alpine Skiin...