Month: July 2024

No desire for US troop reduction in S. Korea: former House speaker

A former speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives said Tuesday that he has not seen any desire for a drawdown of American troops in South Korea amid concerns that former President Donald Trump could consider such a move should he return to office. Kevin McCarthy, a key supporter of Trump, made the remarks in […]

Military warns against N. Korean land mines washing into South amid heavy downpours

Defense Minister Shin Won-sik on Wednesday called for firm readiness against North Korea’s provocations, his office said, amid concerns over land mines placed by the North possibly flowing into South Korea amid heavy downpours. Shin made the remark in a meeting of top military commanders that was held to discuss South Korea’s capabilities to counter […]

Drug smuggling attempts rise 11% in 1st half: customs agency

The customs agency said Wednesday the number of drug trafficking attempts into Korea rose 11 percent on-year during the first half of 2024. The number of drug trafficking attempts came to 362 cases, up from 325 cases a year earlier, according to the Korea Customs Service (KCS). It means that the authorities catch two smuggling […]

Young Gun Kim plays catch with Ryan Weiss before games

Young Gun Kim (20), a second-year pitcher for the Hanwha Eagles in the Korean Baseball Organization (KBO), plays catch with foreign pitcher Ryan Weiss (28) before games. Kim, who throws up to 160 kilometers per hour on Trackman, bears some resemblance to Weiss. They are both tall, right-handed fastball pitchers with slightly lower arm angles. […]

Kim Do-young is the favorite for MVP this season

Kia Tigers infielder Kim Do-young is the favorite for MVP this season. If we had to pick an MVP for the Futures League, who would it be? The batting averages, home runs, and RBIs are split among the hitters. As of the 16th, KT Wiz’s Yoon Jun-hyuk leads the league in batting average with a […]

The KBO distributed PitchCom

The KBO distributed PitchCom, a device that allows pitchers and catchers to exchange autographs during games, to 10 clubs on Friday. They will be used starting on the 16th. There will be an adjustment period. It is not mandatory to use the device, but at the discretion of each club during game training. Hanwha Eagles […]

What uniforms will Jeon Ju-ju and Jung Woo-ju wear?

The feast is over. A point has been proven. What uniforms will Jeon Ju-ju and Jung Woo-ju wear? Jeon Ju-ju defeated Masan Yongmago in the finals of the 79th Cheongnyonggi National High School Baseball Championship and Weekend League Wangjoongwang Game (co-hosted by Chosun Ilbo, Sports Chosun and the Korea Baseball Softball Association) on Saturday to […]

Bundes predicts a Korean-Japanese center back combination in Munich

We might see a Korean and a Japanese player playing center back for Bayern Munich. The Bundesliga’s official website predicted Munich’s best 11 for next season with the question, “What lineup will the Bavarians field under Vincent Kompany?” The formation was 4-4-2, with Harry Kane, Leroy Sane, Jamal Musial, João Palinha, Joshua Kimmich, Michael Oliseh, […]