Host Korea confirms roster for FIFA U-20 World Cup

Host South Korea unveiled its final roster for the FIFA U-20 World Cup on Friday.The Korea Football Association said two FC Barcelona prospects, Paik Seung-ho and Lee Seung-woo, will headline the 21-man roster for head coach Shin ...

Korea controls own destiny at men's hockey worlds

Despite a crushing 5-0 loss at the hands of Austria at the men's hockey world championship on Thursday, South Korea still controls its own destiny.And the formula is simple: Just win, baby. (Yonhap)After four games, South Korea, c...

Nat'l team lugers picked as torch bearers for PyeongChang 2018

Three national team lugers have been selected to run the torch relay for next year's Winter Olympics at home, officials said Friday.KT, a presenting partner for the 2018 PyeongChang Winter Games torch relay, said Aileen Frisch, Su...

Korean women's hockey rises one spot in world rankings

South Korea has risen one spot in women's world hockey rankings following a recent world title.The International Ice Hockey Federation (IIHF) announced its 2017 world women's rankings on Friday, and South Korea moved up from No. 2...

Cha Du-ri steps down as nat‘l football team scout

Former South Korean international football player Cha Du-ri has stepped down as the advance scout for the men's national football team, the sport's national federation said Friday.The Korea Football Association (KFA) said Cha expr...

Korea falls to Austria for 1st loss at hockey worlds

South Korea has suffered its first loss of the men's hockey world championship in Ukraine.South Korea, ranked 23rd, dropped to 17th-ranked Austria 5-0 on Thursday (local time) at the International Ice Hockey Federation (IIHF) Worl...

Rangers' Choo Shin-soo hits 2nd home run of season

Choo Shin-soo of the Texas Rangers has gone deep for the second time in his first three-hit game of the 2017 season. Choo went 3-for-5 with a three-run home run in the Rangers' 14-3 victory over the Minnesota Twins at Globe Life P...

Korean baseball champs embrace pitcher investigated for illegal gambling

The South Korean baseball league champions Doosan Bears have signed a contract with a pitcher who had been investigated by local prosecutors for illegal gambling last year. The Bears, the winners of the 2016 Korean Series in the K...

Coach of Asian club football champs gives advice to Korean U-20 team

JEONJU -- After schooling the South Korean national under-20 football team in a friendly, Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors head coach Choi Kang-hee was not afraid to give advice to young players who have been gearing up for the upcoming FIF...

Two Korean clubs eliminated from AFC Champions League contention

Two South Korean football clubs were eliminated from knockout berth contention in the Asian Football Confederation Champions League after Wednesday's losses. Ulsan Hyundai were blanked 4-0 by Japanese side Kashima Antlers in their...

Ex-Dutch Olympic champion to coach Korean speed skating team

Former Dutch Olympic speed skating champion Bob de Jong will coach the South Korean national team for next year's Winter Olympics, the sport's national federation said Wednesday.The Korea Skating Union said de Jong, 40, will serve...

Four cross-country skiers suspended from nat‘l team for drinking

Four male South Korean cross-country skiers have been suspended from the national team after they were caught drinking during the Asian Winter Games, the sport's national governing body said Thursday. The Korea Ski Association sai...

Korean U-20 team loses to defending Asian club football champs in friendly

The South Korean national under-20 football team lost to the defending Asian club football champions 3-0 on Wednesday in a friendly match ahead of an upcoming FIFA competition at home.South Korea, led by head coach Shin Tae-yong, ...

Reigning Olympic rhythmic gymnastics champ to visit Korea

GOYANG -- Reigning Olympic rhythmic gymnastics champion Margarita Mamun will visit South Korea to promote tourism in a local city, officials here said Wednesday. Margarita Mamun (Yonhap)The Goyang City Government said Mamun, who w...

Finally healthy, pitcher-turned-infielder off to strong start in KBO

With a recent history of injuries behind him, Nexen Heroes' first baseman Chae Tae-in is finally doing the things that many thought he was capable of all along.Through Tuesday's games, the 34-year-old veteran in the Korea Baseball...