Towering striker feels weight of football club

When Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors won the Asian Football Confederation Champions League last month, Kim Shin-wook was happy and relieved. The towering striker knew he had just proved he is worth the money he is paid. "After winning the ...

Major leaguer Kang Jung-ho booked for leaving scene of DUI accident

South Korean major league player Kang Jung-ho was arrested after a crash that occurred under the influence of alcohol Friday, Seoul police said.According to Gangnam Police Station in southern Seoul, Kang was booked for fleeing the...

Coach of Asian club football champs wins continental honors

Choi Kang-hee, who led South Korean football squad Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors to the Asian club championship, has been named the continent's top coach of 2016.Choi won the 2016 Asian Football Confederation Men's Coach of the Year at t...

Olympic archery champion named top S. Korean female athlete of 2016

  Chang Hye-jin, a double Olympic gold medalist in archery, was named the country's top female athlete of the year Tuesday.Chang took the highest honor at the 2016 Korea Woman Sports Awards in Seoul. The 29-year-old archer won g...

PyeongChang Olympics hope to promote Korea

As the world continues to watch South Korea prepare for the 2018 PyeongChang Winter Games, organizers are hoping the global event will revitalize the economy and promote its advanced technology industry.Korea will play host to the...

Baseball club signs new American pitcher

The South Korean baseball club Kia Tigers said Sunday they've signed new American pitcher Pat Dean for the upcoming season.The Korea Baseball Organization club inked the left-hander to a one-year contract worth $900,000. The 27-ye...

S. Korea's Jeonbuk crowned Asian club football champions

South Korean giants Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors won the Asian Football Confederation Champions League title on Saturday.Jeonbuk played to a 1-1 draw against Al Ain FC in the second leg of the AFC Champions League final at Hazza Bin Zay...

S. Korea ranks 3rd in updated world baseball standings

South Korea has solidified its No. 3 place in the world's new official baseball rankings, narrowing the gap with the United States, according to a related global organization on Saturday.The World Baseball Softball Confederation (...

Veteran slugger becomes 1st baseball player to receive 10 bln won

Free agent slugger Choi Hyoung-woo became the first baseball player to get paid 10 billion won(US$8.48 million) in South Korea. The Kia Tigers in the Korea Baseball Organization (KBO) said Thursday they signed Choi to a four-year...

PyeongChang Olympics to raise enough funds, boost economy: chief organizer

South Korea will raise more than enough funds to make the upcoming 2018 Winter Olympic Games in PyeongChang one of the most successful and well-organized events, the chief of the country's organizing committee said Thursday.Lee He...

Kim Yu-na inducted into Korea's sports Hall of Fame

Former Olympic figure skating champion Kim Yu-na was formally inducted into South Korea's sports Hall of Fame on Wednesday.The Korean Olympic Committee (KOC) already announced last month that Kim, women's figure skating gold medal...

Korean swimmer speaks out about external pressure on Olympic participation

South Korean swimming icon Park Tae-hwan said Monday that he only thought about competing at the Rio de Janeiro Summer Games when a high-ranking government official approached and allegedly tried to blackmail him to give up on the...

Park Tae-hwan anchors S. Korea to bronze in freestyle relay at Asian championships

Former Olympic swimming champion Park Tae-hwan closed out his Asian Swimming Championships in Tokyo with a bronze medal in the men’s 4x100m freestyle relay event on Sunday. At Tokyo Tatsumi International Swimming Center, Park anc...

Towering striker serving as reliable attacking option for nat'l team

South Korean striker Kim Shin-wook may not be the first attacking option for the national team, but that doesn't mean he is merely a bench member.As a second-half substitute, Kim was instrumental in South Korea's 2-1 victory on Tu...

Football coach claims 'deserving victory' vs. Uzbekistan

South Korea head coach Uli Stielike said Tuesday his side produced a deserving victory against Uzbekistan in a World Cup qualifier at home.South Korea beat Uzbekistan 2-1 in their fifth match in the final Asian qualifying round fo...