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S. Korean Football Body Adopts New Rule on Fine Dust

S. Korean Football Body Adopts New Rule on Fine Dust

SEOUL, April 16 (Korea Bizwire) – South Korea’s football governing body said Monday that it has decided to allow event organizers to cancel matches when fine dust advisories or warnings are issued. The Korea Football Association (KFA) said it has notified its subordinate federations, including the K League, the operator of South Korea’s pro football league, about a new rule on fine dust. The KFA said it decided [...]

Baseball Commissioner Named New Head of Pro Sports Association

Baseball Commissioner Named New Head of Pro Sports Association

SEOUL, Jan. 16 (Korea Bizwire) – The head of the country’s top baseball league was named the new president of the national professional sports association on Tuesday. Chung Un-chan, commissioner of the Korea Baseball Organization (KBO), was appointed the second president of the Korea Professional Sports Association (KPSA). The KPSA was formed in November 2015, [...]

Shinhan Bank to Sponsor Top Baseball League for 3 Seasons

Shinhan Bank to Sponsor Top Baseball League for 3 Seasons

SEOUL, Jan. 15 (Korea Bizwire) – Shinhan Bank, one of South Korea’s largest lenders, will serve as the title sponsor for the nation’s top professional baseball league over the next three seasons. The Korea Baseball Organization (KBO) announced its three-year partnership with Shinhan on Monday. The amount of the sponsorship fee and the new league emblem will be unveiled at a signing ceremony in Seoul on Tuesday. Shinhan Bank also owns a [...]

Ex-MLB Pitcher Rejoins Former S. Korean Club as Coach

Ex-MLB Pitcher Rejoins Former S. Korean Club as Coach

SEOUL, Dec. 20 (Korea Bizwire) – Former major league pitcher Seo Jae-weong has rejoined his South Korean hometown club as a coach. The Kia Tigers in the Korea Baseball Organization (KBO) announced Wednesday that Seo, 40, will join their coaching staff for next season. His exact position will be determined later. Seo pitched six seasons in the majors, starting in 2002 with the New York Mets. He later [...]

USANA Hits a Home Run with Korean Baseball Team

USANA Hits a Home Run with Korean Baseball Team

SALT LAKE CITY, Mar. 2 (Korea Bizwire) – Having recently hit record breaking net sales of more than $1 billion in 2016, USANA Health Sciences looks forward as it continues to create the healthiest family on earth. As the nutritional company expands its presence and reach, it recently became the Official Nutritional Partner of the Hanwha Eagles, [...]

Baltimore Orioles’ Impatience Outrages Korean Fans

Baltimore Orioles’ Impatience Outrages Korean Fans

SEOUL, April 1 (Korea Bizwire) – South Korean baseball fans are angry with news that the management of the Baltimore Orioles had internal talks about sending Kim Hyun-soo to the minors. Fans were even outraged when a Fox Sports report mentioned that the Orioles discussed sending him back to South Korea. Kim Hyun-soo signed a $7-million contract with [...]

S. Korean Outfielder Kim Hyun-soo Expected to Fill Orioles’ Needs on Both Ends

S. Korean Outfielder Kim Hyun-soo Expected to Fill Orioles’ Needs on Both Ends

SEOUL, Dec. 18 (Korea Bizwire) – Once his reported two-year deal worth US$7 million with the Baltimore Orioles is complete, South Korean All-Star Kim Hyun-soo should immediately fill the club’s pressing needs on both ends of the game as a left-handed hitting outfielder. If Kim, 27, passes his physical, he will become the first player [...]