NE Asia sports ministers lay groundwork for successful Olympics

In their inaugural talks that wrapped up here Friday, the sports ministers of South Korea, China and Japan laid the groundwork for successful hosting of upcoming Olympic Games in the region.After their two-day meeting in PyeongCha...

Doosan Bears clinch baseball pennant

The Doosan Bears clinched their first South Korean baseball pennant in 21 years with a 9-2 victory over the KT Wiz on Thursday.At 90-46-1 (wins-losses-ties), the Bears secured first place in the Korea Baseball Organization with se...

IOC President Thomas Bach hails 'time of Asia' at regional sports ministers' meeting

Thomas Bach, president of the International Olympic Committee, hailed a "time of Asia" in the Olympic Movement on Thursday as South Korea opened the inaugural meeting of sports ministers among Northeast Asian neighbors.PyeongChang...

[Newsmaker] Record-breaking Chun heads Korean lockout in Evian

Chun In-gee clinched the Evian Championship in record-breaking style Sunday, winning by four shots to secure her second major with the lowest ever 72-hole score in a major.The 22-year-old South Korean sank a difficult 10-foot putt...

Korea finishes 20th with seven gold in Rio Paralympics

South Korea has finished 20th in the gold medal tally at the Rio de Janeiro Paralympic Games. At the quadrennial event for athletes with disabilities, which came to an end in Brazil on Sunday (local time), South Korean Paralympian...

Korean Chun In-gee wins LPGA major in record-breaking fashion

South Korean Chun In-gee captured the final LPGA major of the season in record-breaking fashion on Sunday in France.Chun, world No. 7, enjoyed a wire-to-wire victory at the Evian Championship at Evian Resorts Golf Club, shooting 2...

South Korea leads Women's World Amateur Team Championships

RIVIERA MAYA, Mexico (AP) -- Park Min-ji shot a 4-under 68 on Thursday to help South Korea take a seven-stroke lead after the second round of the Women's World Amateur Team Championship Choi Hye-jin added a 69 at Mayakoba El Cam...

Korean golfer Kim In-kyung wins on Ladies European Tour

South Korean golfer Kim In-kyung has captured a Ladies European Tour event in Germany.Kim won the ISPS Handa Ladies European Masters at Golf Club Hubbelrath in Dusseldorf, Germany, on Sunday (local time), at 17-under 271. After sh...

Pirates' Kang Jung-ho stays hot with two-run double

When you're hot, you're hot. Just ask Kang Jung-ho, the third baseman for the Pittsburgh Pirates.Kang hit a two-run double against the Cincinnati Reds at PNC Park in Pittsburgh on Thursday (local time), helping the Pirates to a 4-...

Baseball commentator found dead in apparent suicide amid fraud allegations

A South Korean baseball commentator was found dead Thursday, police said, in an apparent suicide that occurred a few months after he was indicted over allegations of fraud.Police said an employee found the body of Ha Il-sung, 67,...

Korea coach says team must win out at home to qualify for World Cup

After taking just one of their first two matches in the Asian World Cup qualification, South Korea must win out at home to have a chance to play in the big tournament, their coach said Thursday.Uli Stielike returned home from Mala...

Korean rhythmic gymnast to perform with Rio Olympics champion in local show

Son Yeon-jae will perform with the world's top rhythmic gymnasts, including the Rio Olympics gold medalist, at a local rhythmic gymnastics gala show next week, her agency said Tuesday.Galaxia SM said Son and Margarita Mamun, the R...

Pitcher banned for match-fixing issues online apology

A former baseball pitcher banned for life four years ago for match-fixing issued an online apology Tuesday, saying he simply "wants to live like everyone else.""I've had a lot of time for self-reflection over this," wrote Park Hyu...

Korea looking for 2nd straight World Cup qualifying victory vs. Syria

South Korea will try to get their second straight win in the final World Cup qualifying campaign as they face "homeless" Syria on the road.South Korea, ranked 48th in the latest FIFA world rankings, will take on No. 105 Syria at P...

New competition scheduled for Korea's top archers

The national archery governing body said Tuesday it will hold a new competition pitting the top homegrown archers against each other this fall.The Korea Archery Association said the event, tentatively titled "Korea Archery Competi...