Dates set for LPGA match play competition in Korea next year

Dates have been set for the LPGA's international match play competition to be held in South Korea next year.The third edition of the biennial International Crown will take place from Oct. 4 to 7, 2018, at Jack Nicklaus Golf Club K...

Hwang Jae-gyun to be called up by San Francisco Giants: source

South Korean minor leaguer Hwang Jae-gyun will be called up by the San Francisco Giants this week, an informed source confirmed Wednesday.The source said the Giants will promote the infielder from the Triple-A Sacramento prior to ...

Kim Jan-di grabs bronze at taekwondo worlds

MUJU -- South Korean Kim Jan-di grabbed a bronze medal at the ongoing taekwondo world championships on Tuesday.Kim lost to Nur Tatar of Turkey 11-9 in the semifinals of the women's under-67kg at the World Taekwondo Federation Worl...

Mixed feelings for Korean star as much-anticipated taekwondo rematch fails to materialize

MUJU -- It was with a bag of mixed feelings that South Korean taekwondo fighter Lee Dae-hoon learned that a much-anticipated rematch with a Jordanian rival wouldn't happen on Tuesday.Lee won the gold medal in the men's under-68kg ...

N. Korean official says 2 taekwondo bodies should integrate

Two international organizations for the Korean martial art of taekwondo should integrate in honor of their common root, the North Korean leader for one of the bodies said Tuesday.Ri Yong-son, head of the International Taekwondo Fe...

Ex-NHL coach for Korean club demands excellence, warrior mentality

INCHEON -- South Korean hockey club Daemyung Killer Whalers won just seven games in regulation out of 48 in the 2016-2017 Asia League Ice Hockey season, finishing eighth among nine teams.But their new bench boss, former National H...

Lee Dae-hoon wins gold at taekwondo worlds

MUJU -- South Korean Lee Dae-hoon captured gold at the ongoing taekwondo world championships at home on Tuesday.Lee easily defeated Huang Yu-Jen of Chinese Taipei 26-8 to claim the men's under-68kg title at the World Taekwondo Fed...

Korean in US minor leagues to opt out of contract without call-up

South Korean minor leaguer Hwang Jae-gyun said Tuesday he will opt out of his contract with the San Francisco Giants if he doesn't make the big league club by the weekend.Hwang said in an interview carried on a South Korean portal...

2 Koreans secure bronze at taekwondo world championships

MUJU -- Two South Koreans secured at least bronze medals at the ongoing taekwondo world championships on Tuesday.An Sae-bom in the women's over-73kg and Jeong Yun-jo in the men's under-58kg each made it to the semifinals at the Wo...

Sliding sports venue for PyeongChang 2018 renamed

The sliding sports venue for next year's Winter Games in South Korea has been renamed to include the word "Olympic," the event's organizers said Tuesday.The organizing committee for the PyeongChang Winter Olympics said the Alpensi...

Kim Kuk-young breaks 100m nat'l record

South Korean sprinter Kim Kuk-young set the men's 100m national record with 10.07 seconds on Tuesday.Kim won the men's 100m final at the Korea Open International Athletics Competition in Jeongseon, some 210 kilometers east of Seou...

Japan-based golf star named honorary ambassador for PyeongChang 2018

Japan-based South Korean golfer Lee Bo-mee was named an honorary ambassador for the 2018 PyeongChang Winter Olympics on Tuesday.In a ceremony held in Seoul, Lee joined a slew of other sporting stars as the latest goodwill spokespe...

Ex-Boston Marathon champion Suh Yun-bok passes away

Suh Yun-bok, who won the 1947 Boston Marathon with a world record time, passed away on Tuesday. He was 94 years old.The Korea Association of Athletics Federations said Suh died of natural causes at around 4:40 a.m.former Boston Ma...

2 S. Koreans secure at least bronze at taekwondo world championships

Two-time world champion Lee Dae-hoon secured at least a bronze medal at the ongoing taekwondo world championships on Monday.Lee, competing in the men's under-68kg, was one of two South Koreans to reach the seminfinals at the World...

S. Korean wushu body invites N. Korea to youth competition

The South Korean wushu governing body said Monday it has invited North Korean athletes to an upcoming youth competition south of the border.The Korea Wushu Association said it wants to host a North Korean team during the ninth Asi...