Tennis

Tennis: Kwon the first South Korean to win on ATP Tour in 18 years

NUR-SULTAN, KAZAKHSTAN (REUTERS) – Kwon Soon-woo became the first South Korean to win on the ATP Tour since Lee Hyung-taik in 2003 after the 23-year-old defeated Australian James Duckworth 7-6(6) 6-3 in the Astana Open final on Sunday (Sept 26). Kwon trailed 6-3 in the first set tie-break before saving three set points in the […]

Soccer

Football: Spurs star Son left out of S. Korea Olympic football squad

SEOUL (AFP) – Tottenham Hotspur striker Son Heung-min was not included in South Korea’s 18-man Olympic football squad named on Wednesday (June 30), avoiding a potential club-versus-country dilemma. Son’s new English Premier League campaign with Tottenham is due to begin on Sunday, Aug 15, against champions Manchester City, just a week after the Olympic final […]

Soccer

FC Seoul face punishment for sex dolls stunt

South Korea’s FC Seoul could be fined or docked points for using sex dolls instead of mannequins to fill empty seats during a league match after the K-League said its disciplinary committee is to look into the incident, Yonhap news agency reported. The club placed around 20 dolls, some of which were dressed in the […]

Soccer

Football: Son sparks Koreans to Asian Cup win over China

ABU DHABI (AFP) – An effervescent Son Heung-min inspired title-chasing South Korea to a comfortable 2-0 victory over China on Wednesday (Jan 16) to finish top of their Asian Cup group. Hwang Ui-jo and Kim Min-jae were on target as the Koreans, boosted by the arrival of their talisman, ran China ragged in Abu Dhabi. […]