Baseball closer finds own success 'mysterious'

NC Dinos' right-hander Lim Chang-min has been the steadiest closer in South Korean baseball this year, but don't bother asking him how he's getting it done.In 21 appearances, Lim has 14 saves to lead the Korea Baseball Organizatio...

Korea ride opportunistic offense, resilient defense into knockout stage

JEONJU -- Eight shots on target were all South Korea needed to score five goals in their first two matches at the FIFA U-20 World Cup on home soil.South Korea defeated Argentina 2-1 on Tuesday at Jeonju World Cup Stadium in Jeonju...

Korean coach 'thrilled' to beat Argentina

JEONJU -- South Korean football coach Shin Tae-yong said he was thrilled that his side overcame Argentina's tough test at the FIFA U-20 World Cup here on Tuesday.Hosts South Korea clinched a knockout stage berth after edging out A...

Korea's pro football league looking to regain fans with video assistance

They say refereeing mistakes are a part of football's unpredictability that also depicts human nature in the sport, but for South Korean fans, enough is enough.Following a series of refereeing mistakes, the South Korean profession...

UPI joins Yonhap's news-sharing platform for 2018 PyeongChang

The American news agency, United Press International, has become a member of leading South Korean newswire Yonhap News Agency's news-sharing platform for the 2018 PyeongChang Olympics.As the host news agency for the upcoming Winte...

Korea clinch knockout berth with win over Argentina

JEONJU -- South Korea became the first team to clinch a knockout berth at the 2017 FIFA U-20 World Cup with a 2-1 win over Argentina Tuesday.Two FC Barcelona prospects, Lee Seung-woo and Paik Seung-ho, scored a goal apiece for the...

Barca prospect lifts Korea once again

JEONJU -- South Korean attacker Lee Seung-woo is known for his dazzling performance on the pitch, but also for his aggressive hair style.In the past, Lee, who plays for FC Barcelona's Juvenil A team, had his hair dyed bold colors,...

S. Korea set to use back three vs. Argentina

Hosts South Korea are likely to use a back three system against Argentina for their second Group A match at the FIFA U-20 World Cup here on Tuesday.The starting lineup released by FIFA shows South Korea will deploy three central d...

After monumental season, Tottenham's Son Heung-min hungry for more

Even after setting the scoring record for a South Korean player in a European club season, Tottenham Hotspur's Son Heung-min is hungry for more.Son made a triumphant return home Tuesday after netting 21 goals in 46 matches in all ...

Hanwha Eagles fire manager Kim Sung-keun

The South Korean baseball club Hanwha Eagles on Tuesday fired their manager Kim Sung-keun.The Korea Baseball Organization  dismissed the 74-year-old bench boss prior to the Eagles' home game against the Kia Tigers in Daejeon, som...

Tottenham star Son Heung-min gets hero's welcome after record-breaking season

Tottenham Hotspur's star winger Son Heung-min got a hero's welcome here Tuesday after a record-breaking season.Son arrived home with teammates Kyle Walker, Kevin Wimmer and Ben Davies for a corporate event and later the national t...

4 players, 2 coaches disciplined for roles in baseball brawl

Four players and two coaches from two clubs in the Korea Baseball Organization were disciplined Tuesday for their roles in a bench-clearing brawl this past weekend.The KBO slapped the Samsung Lions pitcher Yun Sung-hwan with a six...

World No. 10 Jang Ha-na leaves LPGA Tour to be with family

On the surface, Jang Ha-na was carving out a successful career on the LPGA Tour at age 25, with four wins in the last two seasons and the No. 10 position in world rankings.But all that glitters is clearly not gold, as far as she i...

Korea to face top-ranked Canada at men's hockey worlds

South Korea will take on world No. 1 Canada in its first appearance at the top men's hockey world championship next year.The International Ice Hockey Federation on Tuesday announced seedings for its top-tier World Championship for...

Korea will perform better in 'must-win' match vs. Argentina: coach

South Korean football coach Shin Tae-yong said Monday his team will show an even better performance in its second match at the FIFA U-20 World Cup than it did in a convincing victory last weekend.   Hosts South Korea opened the ...