<![CDATA[News - English [KBS WORLD Radio] | Sports]]> 15 en <![CDATA[KBS Explains Why It Canceled Recorded Broadcast of Inter-Korean Football Match]]> KBS has canceled the scheduled broadcast of Tuesday's inter-Korean World Cup qualifier because the quality of the recorded footage handed over by North Korea was not as good as Pyongyang promised.  The South Korean public broadcaster initially planned to air the match on Thursday afternoon after ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Thu, 17 Oct 2019 18:26:07 +0900 Sports
<![CDATA[S. Korean Captain: N. Korean Soccer Team Rough, Physical]]> The South Korean men's soccer team returned home early Thursday after a World Cup qualifying match against North Korea in Pyongyang. Arriving at Incheon International Airport from Pyongyang via Beijing, team captain Son Heung-min told reporters that the North Koreans played very rough during the ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Thu, 17 Oct 2019 09:48:24 +0900 Sports
<![CDATA[KBS to Air Inter-Korean World Cup Qualifier on Thurs. ]]> KBS plans to broadcast the inter-Korean World Cup qualifier held in Pyongyang earlier this week if North Korea hands over footage of the football match as promised. An official of the South Korean public broadcaster said on Wednesday that the recorded match is slated to air at 5 p.m. on Thursday on KBS ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Wed, 16 Oct 2019 17:55:36 +0900 Sports
<![CDATA[KCNA: Inter-Korean World Cup Qualifier 'Fierce Battle']]> North Korean state media said the two Koreas' FIFA World Cup qualifier in Pyongyang on Tuesday ended in a scoreless draw after a "fierce battle." The Korean Central News Agency briefly reported on the outcome of the inter-Korean 2022 FIFA World Cup qualifier at Pyongyang's Kim Il-sung ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Wed, 16 Oct 2019 14:08:34 +0900 Sports
<![CDATA[N. Korea to Provide Video of Two Koreas' World Cup Qualifier]]> North Korea has agreed to provide South Korea with video footage of the two Koreas' 2022 FIFA World Cup qualifier match set to take place at Pyongyang's Kim Il-sung Stadium on Tuesday. An official from the Unification Ministry said on Tuesday that the North promised to give the South Korean ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Tue, 15 Oct 2019 16:07:05 +0900 Sports
<![CDATA[S. Korea's Men's Soccer Team Gets Hour-long Practice in Pyongyang]]> South Korea's national soccer team on Monday got in an hour of practice a day before their World Cup qualifying match in Pyongyang. The Korea Football Association said that the South Korean team spent an hour on the pitch at Kim Il-sung Stadium from 8 p.m after arriving in the North Korean capital earlier ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Tue, 15 Oct 2019 08:54:55 +0900 Sports
<![CDATA[S. Korea's Soccer Team to Arrive in Pyongyang Mon. for World Cup Qualifier Match]]> The South Korean men’s national football team will arrive in Pyongyang on Monday to face North Korea’s team in the second round of the 2022 Qatar World Cup qualifiers. The South Korean team arrived in Beijing Sunday and will depart for Pyongyang on a Chinese airline as there are no direct commercial ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Mon, 14 Oct 2019 12:37:09 +0900 Sports
<![CDATA[Lee Jeong-eun Named LPGA Rookie of the Year]]> The LPGA Tour announced Friday that South Korean golfer Lee Jeong-eun has been named the 2019 Rookie of the Year, even as five tournaments remain in the season. It marks the fifth consecutive season a South Korean player has won the rookie award on the premier women's tour.  Lee became ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Fri, 11 Oct 2019 11:28:57 +0900 Sports
<![CDATA[S. Korea Beats Sri Lanka 8-0 in World Cup Qualifier]]> South Korea secured a sweeping victory against Sri Lanka 8-0 in a World Cup qualifier on Thursday.  Striker Kim Shin-wook scored four goals in the match at Hwaseong Sports Complex Main Stadium in Hwaseong, Gyeonggi Province. Captain Son Heung-min scored two goals, while Hwang Hee Chan and Kwon Chang-hoon ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Fri, 11 Oct 2019 09:06:04 +0900 Sports
<![CDATA[Son Heung-min Nominated for EPL Player of the Month ]]> South Korean footballer Son Heung-min who plays for the English Premier League club Tottenham Hotspur has been nominated for the league's player of the month title for September. The 27-year-old Hotspur forward is among eight players shortlisted for the honor. In September, Son played in four ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Sat, 05 Oct 2019 13:25:03 +0900 Sports
<![CDATA[100th Nat'l Sports Festival Kicks off in Seoul]]> The 100th National Sports Festival kicks off on Friday with an opening ceremony at the Jamsil Stadium in Seoul’s Songpa District.    The country’s largest annual comprehensive sports competition will be held through next Thursday in 72 stadiums in the capital and surrounding cities.    Some ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Fri, 04 Oct 2019 14:11:47 +0900 Sports
<![CDATA[Heavy Rains Forecast for Jeju, Southern Areas as Typhoon Mitag Approaches]]> Typhoon Mitag is projected to arrive earlier than expected and make landfall on South Korea's southwest coast around midnight Wednesday, bringing heavy rains to the southern regions and Jeju Island from Tuesday. The Korea Meteorological Administration said on Tuesday that Mitag, the 18th storm of the ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Tue, 01 Oct 2019 09:01:52 +0900 Sports
<![CDATA[S. Korean Hur Mi-jung Goes Wire to Wire to Capture 4th LPGA Win]]> South Korean golfer Hur Mi-jung has captured her second LPGA title of the season. Hur shot a four-under 68 in the final round on Saturday at the Indy Women in Tech Championship held at Brickyard Crossing Golf Club in Indianapolis, Indiana. The 29-year-old finished at 21-under 267 to win the four-round ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Mon, 30 Sep 2019 09:49:42 +0900 Sports
<![CDATA[Dodgers' Ryu Hyun-jin Claims ERA Title]]> South Korean pitcher Ryu Hyun-jin of the Los Angeles Dodgers wrapped up his 2019 regular season on Saturday with the lowest ERA in Major League Baseball. In a match against the San Francisco Giants at Oracle Park in San Francisco, the left-hander pitched seven shutout innings, helping his team win 2-0 and ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Sun, 29 Sep 2019 12:24:29 +0900 Sports
<![CDATA[Lee Kang-in Scores First La Liga Goal]]> South Korean midfielder Lee Kang-in scored his first goal of his La Liga career. In his first start for Valencia CF against Getafe at Mestalla Stadium in Valencia on Wednesday, Lee found the back of the net in the 39th minute to expand Valencia’s lead three-to-one.  Getafe would ultimately rally back ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Thu, 26 Sep 2019 11:35:22 +0900 Sports
<![CDATA[Dodgers' Ryu Hyun-jin Earns 13th Win of Season, Hits First Homer]]> South Korean pitcher Ryu Hyun-jin of the Los Angeles Dodgers picked up his 13th win of the season, hammering his first-ever major league home run in the process. In a match against the Colorado Rockies at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles on Sunday, the left-hander allowed three runs in seven innings with eight ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Mon, 23 Sep 2019 10:26:27 +0900 Sports
<![CDATA[Hwang Hee-chan Scores in Champions League Debut]]> South Korean forward Hwang Hee-chan scored one goal and bagged two assists for his Austrian club Red Bull Salzburg as they dominated the Belgium club Genk in their UEFA Champions League opener on Tuesday.  Salzburg's Norwegian striker Erling Haaland had a hat-trick, as the Austrian club cruised in European ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Wed, 18 Sep 2019 09:56:02 +0900 Sports
<![CDATA[Ryu Hyun-jin Throws Seven Scoreless Innings]]> South Korean pitcher Ryu Hyun-jin of the Los Angeles Dodgers showed a strong performance with seven scoreless innings in a match against the hometown New York Mets. The left-hander shut down the Mets over seven innings at Citi Field in New York City on Saturday, giving up just two hits while striking out ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Sun, 15 Sep 2019 12:56:14 +0900 Sports
<![CDATA[Son Heung-min Shines with Double ]]> South Korean forward Son Heung-min of the Tottenham Hotspur in the English Premier League scored his first and second goal of the season on Saturday. In a match against Crystal Palace at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium in London, Son scored two goals, helping his team secure a 4-0 victory. Son scored his ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Sun, 15 Sep 2019 12:39:03 +0900 Sports
<![CDATA[Japanese Olympics Minister Not Bothered by Imperial Flag Use in Stadiums ]]> A Japanese news outlet reported that Japan's newly appointed Olympics Minister does not believe that using the country's former imperial flag during the Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics next year poses any problem. In a news conference Thursday marking her inauguration, Minister Seiko Hashimoto ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Fri, 13 Sep 2019 14:39:47 +0900 Sports
<![CDATA[S. Korean Golfer Im Sung-jae Named PGA Tour Rookie of Year ]]> South Korean golfer Im Sung-jae has won the PGA Tour Rookie of the Year.  The PGA Tour announced the recognition on its website Wednesday local time. The 21-year-old is the first-ever national of an Asian country to win the award in the history of professional U.S. golfing.  Im made his PGA Tour ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Thu, 12 Sep 2019 14:20:20 +0900 Sports
<![CDATA[NHK: IOC to Deal with Rising Sun Flag Issue Case-by-Case]]> The International Olympic Committee(IOC) reportedly plans a case-by-case approach toward Tokyo’s controversial plan to allow its imperialist military flag to be shown during next year’s Summer Olympic Games.  According to Japanese public broadcaster NHK on Thursday, the IOC reiterated its principle ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Thu, 12 Sep 2019 11:57:36 +0900 Sports
<![CDATA[S. Korea Defeats Turkmenistan in World Cup Qualifier]]> South Korea moved one step closer to qualifying for their tenth consecutive World Cup after the Taegeuk Warriors defeated Turkmenistan two-nil in their first World Cup qualifier of the year. South Korea, ranked 37th in the world by FIFA, met 132nd-ranked Turkmenistan at Kopetdag Stadium in Ashgabat on ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Wed, 11 Sep 2019 16:05:26 +0900 Sports
<![CDATA[Japan to Permit Use of Rising Sun Flag at Olympics Next Year]]> Anchor: Tokyo’s 2020 Summer Olympics organizing committee has reportedly said it will not ban spectators from waiving or depicting the Rising Sun flag at the event, despite it being seen by many as a painful symbol of Japanese imperialism. Park Jong-hong has the details. Report: The Rising Sun flag of ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Wed, 04 Sep 2019 14:02:29 +0900 Sports
<![CDATA[Two Koreas Discussing Next Month's World Cup Qualifier in Pyongyang]]> Talks have started between the two Koreas through the Asian Football Confederation(AFC) about a World Cup qualifier set to take place in Pyongyang in October. South Korea's Unification Ministry spokesperon Lee Sang-min said on Monday that the Korean Football Association(KFA) is discussing details ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Mon, 02 Sep 2019 13:52:29 +0900 Sports
<![CDATA[S. Korea Wins Asian Women's Youth Handball Championship for the 8th Time]]> South Korea has won the Asian Women's Youth Handball Championship in India for the eighth time in a row.  Team Korea comfortably beat China 32 to 14 in the final on Friday in Jaipur, the capital of the state of Rajasthan.   The biennial championship was launched in 2005 and South Korea has ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Sat, 31 Aug 2019 12:49:37 +0900 Sports
<![CDATA[S. Korean Tennis Player Chung Hyeon Advances to Third Round at US Open]]> South Korean tennis player Chung Hyeon advanced to the third round at the U.S. Open after a dramatic come-from-behind victory. Chung, ranked the world's number 170, defeated the 34th-ranked Spaniard Fernando Verdasco taking three last sets at Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in New York on ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Fri, 30 Aug 2019 16:18:41 +0900 Sports
<![CDATA[Ko Jin-young Breaks Bogey Record ]]> World number one female golfer Ko Jin-young of South Korea has broken the record for number of consecutive bogey-free holes, with 114. Ko's record stretch, which ended during the opening round of the Portland Classic in Oregon on Thursday, broke male golfer Tiger Woods's record of 110 in a renowned 2000 ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Fri, 30 Aug 2019 10:26:36 +0900 Sports
<![CDATA[S. Korean Golfer Ko Jin-young Captures 4th LPGA Win]]> World number one golfer Ko Jin-young of South Korea has captured the CP Women's Open in Canada for her fourth LPGA win of the year. Ko shot eight-under-64 in the final round on Sunday at Magna Golf Club north of Toronto.  After a flawless performance in the bogey-free round, Ko finished at 26-under 262, ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Mon, 26 Aug 2019 10:46:01 +0900 Sports
<![CDATA[Valencia's Lee Kang-in Makes Golden Boy 2019 Candidate Cut]]> South Korean footballer Lee Kang-in of Valencia CF in Spain has made a list of 60 candidates for the Golden Boy 2019 award, given to the best players in Europe under the age of 21. Italian sports newspaper Tuttosport, the host of the award, revealed on Thursday that 60 candidates are still in the running, ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Fri, 16 Aug 2019 16:43:30 +0900 Sports