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Sports Briefs

July 12,2018
BASEBALL

Seth Frankoff loses first KBO game to Wiz in a blowout

Seth Frankoff of the Doosan Bears suffered his first loss in the KBO against the KT Wiz at Suwon Baseball Stadium on Tuesday. The Bears lost the game 9-1.

During the game against the Wiz, Frankoff didn’t spend much time on the mound, as he was pulled off the mound in the third inning. Frankoff gave up eight hits and seven runs. With the loss, Frankoff finished his first half of the season with a 3.26 ERA and 13 wins and one loss.

The loss on Tuesday also broke Frankoff’s perfect winning percentage, and it now stands at 0.929.

On Saturday, Frankoff will play in his first KBO All-Stars game at Ulsan Munsu Baseball Stadium.

By Kang Yoo-rim



FOOTBALL

Cristiano Ronaldo to visit Seoul later this month

Portuguese football star Cristiano Ronaldo will visit Korea for the first time in 11 years later this month.

Korea Tech, a local beauty and home appliance seller, said Ronaldo will visit Korea on July 25 to promote a Japanese fitness product, and will participate in meet and greet events for fans. He is expected to land in Korea after visiting Japan.

This will be Ronaldo’s first trip to Korea since July 2007, when he came to Seoul for Manchester United’s friendly match against FC Seoul. Ronaldo, who is now with Real Madrid, scored one goal and provided two assists to lead United to a 4-0 win. The 33-year-old player also had a chance to visit Korea again in 2009, but he completed his move to Madrid by then.

Ronaldo scored four goals at the 2018 FIFA World Cup, including a hat trick against Spain. Portugal, however, were eliminated in the round of 16.

Yonhap