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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


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. […]