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Sangmoon Bae wins on Tour, earns back PGA Tour card after serving in South Korean military

This time three years ago, Sangmoon Bae was about to finish up the 2014-15 PGA Tour season, play in the Presidents Cup and head off into the South Korean military for a required two years of service. Over two years later, he returned to the PGA Tour but was unsuccessful in keeping his card after finishing well outside the top ...

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Chinese swimmer assaulted Korean at Asian Games: Report

JAKARTA: A South Korean swimmer was assaulted by a Chinese athlete following an altercation at the Asian Games, South Korea’s Yonhap news agency reported on Thursday (Aug 23). The incident happened after Kim Hye-jin accidentally struck the Chinese swimmer’s face while training at Jakarta’s Aquatic Center, Yonhap said, citing the Korean Sport and Olympic Committee (KSO… Latest

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No pain, no strain: Korean football, the Son Heung-min way

CHUNCHEON, South Korea: As Son Heung-min’s career takes off in England, his legacy is already taking shape in South Korea – at an innovative academy where ball control is king and shooting is frowned upon. The SON Football Academy in Son’s native Chuncheon, run by his father Son Woong-jung, takes an unusual approach for South Korea where typically, training is strenuous ...

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North Korean table tennis players arrive in South Korea

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) North Korean table tennis players arrived in South Korea on Sunday to compete in an international tournament amid an atmosphere of detente between the rivals. The North’s 16 athletes will participate in the World Tour Platinum Korea Open that begins in the central city of Daejeon on Tuesday and continues through July 22. South Korean officials ...

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Higginbottom tops in tough Korean assignment

The Korean domination of the Caltex Maekyung Open continued in 2018 as Jake Higginbottom took top Australian honours at the brutal Nam Seoul Country Club. Just four players finished in red figures for the 72 holes and all four were just 1-under, a testament to the difficulty of the notorious host course. The slick, undulating greens are an annual challenge ...

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Paralympics: No joint Korean march due to flag row

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea: The two Koreas will not march together at Friday’s Winter Paralympics opening ceremony due to a disagreement about whether to include islands disputed with Japan on a united flag, officials said. Athletes from the North and South staged a joint march at the opening of last month’s Winter Olympics under a neutral “unification flag”, part of an intense ...

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