<![CDATA[News - English [KBS WORLD Radio] | Sports]]> 15 en <![CDATA[Unified Korean Teams Advance to Round of 16 at Table Tennis Tournament]]> Two unified Korean mixed doubles teams both advanced to the next stage of an international table tennis tournament in South Korea on Tuesday. The team of Choe Il and Yoo Eun-chong defeated Alvaro Robles and Galia Dvorak of Spain 3-2 at Hanbat Gymnasium in Daejeon, securing a place in the round of 16 at the ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Wed, 18 Jul 2018 08:27:20 +0900 Sports http://world.kbs.co.kr/english/news/news_Sp_detail.htm?No=137900
<![CDATA[Park In-bee Remains No. 1 Women’s Golfer for 13th Straight Week]]> Park In-bee has maintained her position as the number one ranked player in women’s golf for the 13th consecutive week.  In the Rolex Women’s World Golf Rankings updated on Tuesday, the 30-year-old South Korean led a stellar pack of players once again with 270-point-91 points. It is the ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Tue, 17 Jul 2018 17:01:05 +0900 Sports http://world.kbs.co.kr/english/news/news_Sp_detail.htm?No=137893
<![CDATA[Son Heung-min Selected in S. Korea's Squad for Asian Games]]> Tottenham Hotspur striker Son Heung-min has been selected as one of three wildcard players in South Korea’s football squad for the upcoming Asian Games.   Son was the headline star in the 20-man roster for next month’s Asian Games in Indonesia unveiled Monday by the coach of South Korea’s under-23 ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Mon, 16 Jul 2018 11:59:18 +0900 Sports http://world.kbs.co.kr/english/news/news_Sp_detail.htm?No=137846
<![CDATA[Choo Shin-soo Extends On-base Streak to 51 Games]]> South Korean slugger Choo Shin-soo of the Texas Rangers has reached base for the 51st consecutive game to extend the record by an active player in Major League Baseball.  In the final game before the All-Star break, the Rangers' designated hitter reached base four times in a 6-5 loss to the Baltimore ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Mon, 16 Jul 2018 09:02:26 +0900 Sports http://world.kbs.co.kr/english/news/news_Sp_detail.htm?No=137837
<![CDATA[France Beats Croatia 4-2 to Win Second World Cup Title]]> France won the FIFA World Cup for the second time after defeating Croatia 4-2 in a thrilling final in Moscow on Sunday.   The French team took the lead in the 18th minute of the match at the Luzhniki Stadium following an own goal from Croatia’s Mario Mandzukic.    Croatia equalized through a fine ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Mon, 16 Jul 2018 08:49:47 +0900 Sports http://world.kbs.co.kr/english/news/news_Sp_detail.htm?No=137836
<![CDATA[Choo Shin-soo Reaches Base for 50th Consecutive Game]]> South Korean slugger Choo Shin-soo of the Texas Rangers has extended his on-base streak to 50 games, the longest record among active players in Major League Baseball. The Rangers' designated hitter extended his streak with his first-inning walk on Saturday night against Baltimore Orioles at Camden ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Sun, 15 Jul 2018 14:22:41 +0900 Sports http://world.kbs.co.kr/english/news/news_Sp_detail.htm?No=137834
<![CDATA[Choo Extends On-Base Streak to 49 ]]> South Korean slugger Choo Shin-soo of the Texas Rangers has extended his on-base streak to 49 games, the longest record among active players in U.S. Major League Baseball (MLB). The Rangers' designated hitter extended his streak with a third-inning single on Friday against Baltimore Orioles' ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Sat, 14 Jul 2018 13:11:07 +0900 Sports http://world.kbs.co.kr/english/news/news_Sp_detail.htm?No=137824
<![CDATA[Choo Shin-soo Reaches Base in 48th Straight Game]]> South Korean baseball star Choo Shin-soo of the Texas Rangers has extended his on-base streak to 48 games. The 35-year-old hitter reached base in his 48th consecutive game with a walk during the Rangers' 8-4 loss to the Boston Red Sox at Fenway Park in Boston on Tuesday. With the latest feat, Choo ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Wed, 11 Jul 2018 15:51:07 +0900 Sports http://world.kbs.co.kr/english/news/news_Sp_detail.htm?No=137737
<![CDATA[[World Cup Roundup] France Defeats Belgium to Secure a Spot in the Final]]> France became the first team to secure a place in the FIFA World Cup final after defeating Belgium 1-0 on Tuesday.  Samuel Umtiti scored the decisive winning goal for the French side in the 51st minute of the semi-final at the Saint Petersburg Stadium in Russia.  France will face the winner of ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Wed, 11 Jul 2018 14:51:34 +0900 Sports http://world.kbs.co.kr/english/news/news_Sp_detail.htm?No=137735
<![CDATA[S. Korea Aims to Rank 2nd in Asian Games' Medal Tally]]> South Korea will aim to rank second in the overall medal tally in the upcoming Asian Games in Indonesia for the sixth straight time.  The Korean Sport and Olympic Committee unveiled the goal on Tuesday for the Games, which are scheduled to take place in Jakarta and Palembang from August 18th to September ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Tue, 10 Jul 2018 13:58:10 +0900 Sports http://world.kbs.co.kr/english/news/news_Sp_detail.htm?No=137698
<![CDATA[Choo Shin-soo Becomes First S. Korean Position Player Selected for MLB All-Star Team]]> Choo Shin-soo of the Texas Rangers has become the first South Korean position player to be selected to play in the Major League Baseball(MLB) All-Star Game.  The MLB league office on Monday announced the list of the players to take part in the annual game between players of the American League and the ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Mon, 09 Jul 2018 17:06:34 +0900 Sports http://world.kbs.co.kr/english/news/news_Sp_detail.htm?No=137678
<![CDATA[S. Korea's Kim Sei-young Breaks LPGA Records in Thornberry Creek Classic Win]]> South Korean golfer Kim Sei-young broke several Ladies Professional Golf Association(LPGA) records as she won her seventh career LPGA title.   Kim won the Thornberry Creek LPGA Classic in Oneida in the U.S. state of Wisconsin on Sunday local time with a final score of 31-under 257.  The score ensured ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Mon, 09 Jul 2018 13:46:28 +0900 Sports http://world.kbs.co.kr/english/news/news_Sp_detail.htm?No=137661
<![CDATA[Choo Shin-soo Sets Rangers' Single-Season On-base Record]]> South Korean slugger Choo Shin-soo of the Texas Rangers has broken the team's single-season on-base record after extending his streak to 47 games. In his final at-bat against the Detroit Tigers on Sunday local time, Choo hit an infield single off reliever Victor Alcantara in the ninth inning in the ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Mon, 09 Jul 2018 09:12:55 +0900 Sports http://world.kbs.co.kr/english/news/news_Sp_detail.htm?No=137656
<![CDATA[Choo Extends On-Base Streak to 44 for Asian Record in MLB ]]> South Korean slugger Choo Shin-soo of the Texas Rangers has extended his on-base streak to 44 games, a record for an Asian player in U.S. Major League Baseball. The Rangers' designated hitter kept the streak going with his 16th solo home run of the season in the bottom of the third inning in a home game ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Thu, 05 Jul 2018 15:13:22 +0900 Sports http://world.kbs.co.kr/english/news/news_Sp_detail.htm?No=137590
<![CDATA[Choo Shin-soo Ties Longest On-Base Streak for Asian in MLB at 43 Games]]> South Korean slugger Choo Shin-soo of the Texas Ranger has tied Ichiro Suzuki of Japan for the longest on-base streak for an Asian player in the Major Leagues.  In a home game against the Houston Astros in Arlington on Tuesday, the 35-year-old right-fielder went 2-for-3 with one RBI and one run scored to ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Wed, 04 Jul 2018 18:45:52 +0900 Sports http://world.kbs.co.kr/english/news/news_Sp_detail.htm?No=137568
<![CDATA[S. Korean Women's U-20 Handball Team Records First Win in World Championship]]> The South Korean women's national under-20 handball team has recorded its first victory at the Women's Junior World Handball Championship in Hungary. On Wednesday, the South Korean team beat China 38-29 in its second Group B match, increasing its chances of advancing to the knockout ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Wed, 04 Jul 2018 14:21:14 +0900 Sports http://world.kbs.co.kr/english/news/news_Sp_detail.htm?No=137551
<![CDATA[S. Korea Denies Contacting Scolari for Nat'l Football Coaching Post]]> South Korea's football governing body has denied media reports that it had contacted former Brazilian national team coach Luis Felipe Scolari as a possible new head coach for the South Korean men's national team. The Korea Football Association's media officer Cho Jun-heon said on Wednesday ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Wed, 04 Jul 2018 11:39:40 +0900 Sports http://world.kbs.co.kr/english/news/news_Sp_detail.htm?No=137547
<![CDATA[Spanish Football Association Plans to Naturalize S. Korean Prodigy]]> The Spanish football association is reportedly planning to naturalize a South Korean football prodigy.  Valencia-based Superdeporte reported on Monday that the association had been pursuing Lee Kang-in's naturalization since three years ago, but has been unsuccessful because his stint in Spain was ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Mon, 02 Jul 2018 19:38:33 +0900 Sports http://world.kbs.co.kr/english/news/news_Sp_detail.htm?No=137504
<![CDATA[[World Cup Roundup] Russia Reaches Quarter-Finals After Shock Win Over Spain]]> Host Russia pulled off the biggest shock of the FIFA World Cup so far as it defeated Spain on penalties on Sunday to reach the quarter-finals of the tournament.  Goalkeeper Igor Akinfeev proved to be the hero for Russia in Moscow, as he saved from Spain’s Koke and then Iago Aspas in the penalty ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Mon, 02 Jul 2018 15:25:24 +0900 Sports http://world.kbs.co.kr/english/news/news_Sp_detail.htm?No=137489
<![CDATA[Park Sung-hyun Wins KPMG Women's PGA Championship]]> South Korean golfer Park Sung-hyun has won the KPMG Women's PGA Championship, capturing her second career LPGA major title.  Park claimed the championship at Kemper Lakes Golf Course in Illinois on Sunday after beating her compatriot Ryu So-yeon and Japanese teenager Nasa Hataoka in a ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Mon, 02 Jul 2018 08:33:23 +0900 Sports http://world.kbs.co.kr/english/news/news_Sp_detail.htm?No=137471
<![CDATA[BBC Names Korean Goalie to Ideal World Cup Team]]> The BBC has named Korean goalkeeper Cho Hyun-woo as one of the eleven best players of the group stage of the 2018 Russia World Cup. Cho was chosen as the goalkeeper in the BBC's best eleven team, with players selected based on ratings from the general public. Although not selected for the final eleven, ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Sat, 30 Jun 2018 15:02:55 +0900 Sports http://world.kbs.co.kr/english/news/news_Sp_detail.htm?No=137460
<![CDATA[S. Korea's World Cup Team Returns after Win over Germany]]> The South Korean national football team has returned home after a stunning victory over Germany during its final group match at the FIFA World Cup in Russia. The 23-member squad, with the exception of captain Ki Sung-yueng, who flew to England for personal reasons, arrived at Incheon International Airport ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Fri, 29 Jun 2018 17:50:40 +0900 Sports http://world.kbs.co.kr/english/news/news_Sp_detail.htm?No=137441
<![CDATA[Swimmer Park Tae-hwan Calls It Quits Ahead of Asian Games ]]> South Korea’s leading swimmer Park Tae-hwan has given up his bid to compete at the Jakarta Asian Games.  The 28-year-old swimmer said through his agency on Friday that he has made the decision due to his condition.  The 2008 Olympic gold medalist in the 400-meter freestyle had qualified to represent ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Fri, 29 Jun 2018 17:10:19 +0900 Sports http://world.kbs.co.kr/english/news/news_Sp_detail.htm?No=137439
<![CDATA[National Team Goalie Wishes to Play in Europe ]]> South Korean national goalkeeper Cho Hyun-woo, who rose to stardom during the country’s short-lived campaign at the Russia World Cup, has expressed his wish to play in Europe.  In a press conference at Incheon International Airport held to welcome the returning South Korean national football team ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Fri, 29 Jun 2018 16:54:37 +0900 Sports http://world.kbs.co.kr/english/news/news_Sp_detail.htm?No=137438
<![CDATA[[World Cup Roundup] Colombia, Japan Reach Last-16]]> Colombia and Japan both reached the last-16 stage of the FIFA World Cup on Thursday, with the Asian side progressing based on its disciplinary record in comparison to Group H rival Senegal.  Colombia defeated Senegal 1-0 thanks to Yerry Mina’s header to top Group H with six points, while Japan lost 1-0 ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Fri, 29 Jun 2018 14:43:48 +0900 Sports http://world.kbs.co.kr/english/news/news_Sp_detail.htm?No=137428
<![CDATA[[World Cup Roundup] Brazil, Switzerland Seal Places in Last-16 Stage]]> Brazil and Switzerland secured their places in the last-16 stage of the FIFA World Cup on Wednesday. Brazil defeated Serbia 2-0 in Moscow to top Group E with seven points. Paulinho opened the scoring for the South Americans, before defender Thiago Silva headed home the second to seal the win.  ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Thu, 28 Jun 2018 14:26:49 +0900 Sports http://world.kbs.co.kr/english/news/news_Sp_detail.htm?No=137392
<![CDATA[S. Korea Secures Stunning Win Against Germany to Exit World Cup with Pride]]> Anchor: South Korea defeated Germany 2-0 at the FIFA World Cup in Russia on Wednesday with Kim Young-gwon and Son Heung-min scoring in second-half stoppage time. Despite the stunning victory, South Korea exited the tournament, ending its campaign in third spot in Group F. Our Laurence Taylor has ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Thu, 28 Jun 2018 01:54:04 +0900 Sports http://world.kbs.co.kr/english/news/news_Sp_detail.htm?No=137385
<![CDATA[S. Korea Exits World Cup Despite Defeating Germany 2-0]]> South Korea exited the FIFA World Cup on Wednesday despite defeating Germany 2-0 in a result which also saw the defending champions eliminated from the tournament.  Kim Young-gwon and Son Heung-min each scored in second-half stoppage time of the Group F match in Kazan to seal the shock win for South ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Thu, 28 Jun 2018 01:52:16 +0900 Sports http://world.kbs.co.kr/english/news/news_Sp_detail.htm?No=137376
<![CDATA[S. Korea Beats Germany 2:0]]> .

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KBS WORLD Radio Thu, 28 Jun 2018 01:01:38 +0900 Sports http://world.kbs.co.kr/english/news/news_Sp_detail.htm?No=137375
<![CDATA[[World Cup Roundup] Argentina Secures Last-16 Place with Dramatic Win]]> Argentina secured its place in the last-16 stage of the FIFA World Cup on Tuesday with a dramatic late win over Nigeria in Saint Petersburg.  Argentinean defender Marcos Rojo scored in the 86th minute to seal a 2-1 win for the South Americans, who finished second in Group D. Barcelona star Lionel Messi ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Wed, 27 Jun 2018 14:18:32 +0900 Sports http://world.kbs.co.kr/english/news/news_Sp_detail.htm?No=137358