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Sports Briefs

Apr 24,2018
BASEBALL

Blue Jays’ Oh gives up run in loss at Yankee Stadium

The Toronto Blue Jays’ Korean reliever Oh Seung-hwan allowed a base runner to score in the team’s loss on the road.

Oh wasn’t charged with any earned runs, though, in the Jays’ 5-1 loss to the New York Yankees at Yankee Stadium in New York on Sunday, as the player was already on base when he entered the game. But after taking over from starter Jaime Garcia in the bottom of the sixth with one out and runners at the corners, Oh let the man at third, Gary Sanchez, score on a double by Miguel Andujar.

Oh prevented further damage by getting Gleyber Torres to pop out to first and Austin Romine to fly out to right field. Oh managed to lower his ERA from 2.25 to 2.08.



SHOOTING

Changwon gears up to host shooting championships

The Korean organizers for the upcoming world shooting championships said Monday they are increasing their preparations to host the top event for the International Shooting Sport Federation (ISSF)

The 52nd ISSF World Championship in all shooting events will take place in Changwon, South Gyeongsang, from Aug. 31 to Sept. 15. The organizers expect some 4,500 shooters and coaches from 120 countries to participate in the international competition.

Changwon was named the host city for the 2018 championship at the ISSF General Assembly in London in 2012. Korea will be the only Asian country to host the ISSF worlds twice, as it previously staged the event in Seoul in 1978.

Changwon’s municipal government established the organizing committee for the 2018 ISSF championship in September 2015 and started renovation of the Changwon International Shooting Range, the main venue of the competition, after injecting 35 billion won ($32.59 million) from March 2016.

The organizers expect North Korea to participate.

“We’ve recently sent an invitation letter to North Korea following the procedure of the central government,” Lee Byung-gook, secretary general of the organizing committee, said.



FOOTBALL

Shin Tae-yong will reveal World Cup lineup on May 14

Korea will unveil its roster for the 2018 FIFA World Cup on May 14, the national football governing body said Monday.

The Korea Football Association (KFA) said that the Korean men’s national football team head coach Shin Tae-yong will announce his roster for the 2018 World Cup at a multipurpose hall at Seoul City Hall starting at 10 a.m. on May 14.

For the 2014 World Cup, Korea announced their 23-man squad at the Paju National Football Center in Paju, Gyeonggi.

Shin is currently in the final stages of piecing together his squad. Last weekend, he watched two K League matches to inspect national team players. On Saturday, Shin attended the K League 1 match between FC Seoul and Daegu FC and went on to see the K League 2 match between Asan Mugunghwa FC and Seoul E-Land the following day.

Yonhap