Nat'l football team coach named new boss of second-tier club

A  Korean men's national football team coach on Friday was named the new boss for a second-tier pro club in Seoul.Seoul E-Land FC said Park Kun-ha, an assistant to Uli Steilike, will be their new skipper after signing a two-and-a...

Former world judo champ Wang Ki-chun to retire

Former world judo champion Wang Ki-chun on Friday said he plans to retire from international competition and prepare for a coaching career.Wang said he will end his national team career and work as a coach starting next year. He d...

Baseball club on verge of releasing ex-big league pitcher

Korean baseball club Hanwha Eagles said Friday they've asked the league office to place former big leaguer pitcher Esmil Rogers on waivers in the aftermath of a fiasco surrounding his injury status.Once the Korea Baseball Organiza...

Dodgers' Ryu Hyun-jin roughed up in minor league rehab start

Ryu Hyun-jin of the Los Angeles Dodgers got roughed up in his latest minor league rehab start.Pitching for Triple-A Oklahoma City Dodgers against the Round Rock Express, the left-hander was touched for eight runs -- five earned --...

Ex-LPGA top rookie enters int'l event in place of injured stars

Former LPGA Tour Rookie of the Year Ryu So-yeon will enter an international match play competition this summer in place of injured stars.Ryu, the tour's top first-year player in 2012, was announced Friday as one of four South Kore...

Twins' Park Byung-ho falls to Mendoza Line after hitless day

Park Byung-ho of the Minnesota Twins fell to the dreaded Mendoza Line, after his second straight hitless day at the plate.Park went 0-for-3 with two strikeouts against the Philadelphia Phillies in Minneapolis on Thursday (local ti...

Park Tae-hwan to take legal steps in S. Korea over Olympic ban

Former Olympic swimming champion Park Tae-hwan is taking legal steps at home in addition to his international appeal over an Olympic ban. Park's legal representatives said on Thursday they have applied for an injunction at the Se...

Korean handball ready for new act in Rio

Korea has beaten steep odds in Olympic women's handball over the years -- so much that its remarkable run to the silver medal at the 2004 Athens Olympics became the subject of a popular local film, "Forever the Moment."The storyli...

Pirates' Kang Jung-ho, Rangers' Choo Shin-soo go yard

Kang Jung-ho of the Pittsburgh Pirates and Choo Shin-soo of the Texas Rangers both homered in the majors, while other South Koreans also picked up base hits. Kang hit his 10th home run of 2016 off San Francisco Giants' starter Je...

McIlroy opts out of Rio Olympics over Zika concerns

Golfer Rory McIlroy became one of the most high-profile sports stars to opt out of the Rio de Janeiro Olympics because of concerns about the Zika virus, saying Wednesday it is "a risk I am unwilling to take.""After speaking with t...

Outgoing FC Seoul coach says he wants new challenge in China

Outgoing FC Seoul boss Choi Yong-soo said Wednesday he decided to join the Chinese club Jiangsu Suning because he wanted a new challenge by facing top-class football coaches.FC Seoul announced Tuesday that Choi will leave the five...

International surfing championship comes to Busan

The 8th Busan Mayor’s Cup International Surfing Championship will take place at Busan’s Haeundae beach from Friday to Sunday. Busan Metropolitan City anticipated more than 400 surfers from five countries would participate in the...

Chinese-born shooter eyes Olympic glory for Korea

As a teenager growing up in China with an interest in sport shooting, Jang Geum-young likely didn't imagine herself representing South Korea at the Olympics.Yet it's exactly what she'll do in August in Rio de Janeiro, where Jang, ...

Korean badminton duo eyeing gold, rebirth in Rio

At the Rio de Janeiro Summer Games, the world No. 1-ranked men's badminton tandem of Lee Yong-dae and Yoo Yeon-seong are considered the biggest medal hope for South Korea. But they are not the only pair that the country is countin...

Mariners' Lee Dae-ho knocks in 3 to end mini slump

Lee Dae-ho of the Seattle Mariners broke out of his mini slump with a big day at the plate.The South Korean slugger went 2-for-3 with three RBIs and a run scored, as the Mariners beat the Tampa Bay Rays 6-4 Thursday (local time) a...