S. Korean athletes make triumphant homecoming after historic Asian Winter Games

South Korean athletes made a triumphant homecoming Monday following their record-setting performances at the Asian Winter Games in Japan. The main delegation of 72 athletes and officials in cross-country skiing, women‘s hockey a...

S. Korea beats Cuba in 2nd straight exhibition baseball game

South Korea rallied to defeat Cuba 7-6 in their exhibition game on Sunday ahead of the World Baseball Classic.The home team erased a 3-1 deficit in a six-run seventh inning to beat Cuba for the second straight day at Gocheok Sky D...

Amy Yang wins LPGA Thailand by five strokes

CHONBURI, Thailand (AP) -- Amy Yang rarely wavered with a big lead during the final round of the Thailand LPGA tournament, shooting a 4-under 68 to win by five strokes Sunday.Due to rain delays, Yang was forced to play her final f...

Figure skater Choi Da-bin wins women's short program

SAPPORO (Yonhap) -- Figure skater Choi Da-bin won the women's short program at the Asian Winter Games here Thursday.Choi scored 61.30 points to lead the pack of 24 skaters at Makomanai Indoor Skating Rink. Rika Hongo of Japan was ...

South Korea dominates short track speedskating in Sapporo

South Korea won three gold medals in short track speedskating on Wednesday at the Asian Winter Games.    Seo Yi-ra won the men's 1,000 meters to kick off South Korea's gold medal run at the Makomanai Skating Rink.    Seo clo...

S. Korea picks up 2 short track titles

SAPPORO (Yonhap) -- South Korea claimed both of the two gold medals up for grabs in short track speed skating at the Asian Winter Games here Monday.Two-time reigning world overall champion Choi Min-jeong captured the women's 1,500...

Italian luger wins men's singles title at PyeongChang World Cup

Italian luger Dominik Fischnaller won the men's singles title at an International Luge Federation (FIL) competition here on Sunday.Fischnaller had a combined time of 1 minute, 37.229 seconds to finish first among 32 lugers in the ...

S. Korean Jang Ha-na claims 4th LPGA win in Australia

South Korean Jang Ha-na rallied to pick up her fourth career LPGA Tour victory in Australia on Sunday.Jang fired a four-under 69 in the final round, with three birdies and an eagle on the back nine alone, to capture the ISPS Handa...

Popular rhythmic gymnast Son Yeon-jae announces retirement

Popular South Korean rhythmic gymnast Son Yeon-jae announced her retirement on Saturday at age 22.An official at her agency, Galaxia SM, said Son will no longer compete in the sport and decided not to enter the national team trial...

Test events reveal tasks ahead for PyeongChang Games

The ongoing test events for the upcoming 2018 PyeongChang Winter Olympic Games have been revealing the potential problems of hosting the international event, with organizers working to address them before next year’s games. From ...

Int'l skating chief keeps mum on Russian participation in 2018

GANGNEUNG, South Korea  -- The top international skating official on Sunday kept mum on Russia's participation in the 2018 PyeongChang Winter Olympics, with the country still under investigation for state-sponsored doping.Jan Dij...

S. Korea projected to tie Winter Games gold medal record at home

South Korea is projected to win six gold medals to rank eighth at next year's Winter Olympics on home soil, a U.S. sports data analysis firm said Saturday.   Gracenote said South Korea will grab six gold, three silver and one br...

Reigning Olympic champ wins World Cup aerial competition in PyeongChang

   PYEONGCHANG (Yonhap) -- Anton Kushnir of Belarus, the reigning Olympic champion in men's aerial skiing, won the gold medal at an International Ski Federation (FIS) competition here on Friday.   Kushnir, the 2014 Sochi Winte...

Korean speed skater injured in fall

   GANGNEUNG (Yonhap) -- South Korean Lee Seung-hoon sustained an apparent leg injury in a fall during the world championships Friday.   Lee lost his balance trying to turn a corner and fell in the latter stage of the men's te...

Two Korean aerial skiers call 1st World Cup in PyeongChang big lesson

   PYEONGCHANG (Yonhap) -- Two South Korean male aerial skiers said Friday their first ever International Ski Federation (FIS) World Cup has served a good teaching ground ahead of the Winter Olympics next here.   Kim Nam-jeen ...