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  • Ballroom blitz hits Baltimore as dancers arrive for national competition

    Ballroom blitz hits Baltimore as dancers arrive for national competition
    Hyunhwa Thomas Yu and Yuko Naululani Yu hail from different countries in Asia, but the world of ballroom dance brought them together in America. About six years ago, while each was seeking a dance partner, the two discovered one another and quickly...
  • Marriottsville humanitarian hopes for change in North Korea

    Marriottsville humanitarian hopes for change in North Korea
    He was born into freedom in Pusan, South Korea, 60 years ago. Still, Jong C. Jang of Marriottsville spent much of his boyhood hearing his father, Ok Kyun Jang, rhapsodize about growing up in a place about 350 miles to the north. Families were close-...
  • Gregg says he's up for whatever role Orioles need him in

    Gregg says he's up for whatever role Orioles need him in
    Orioles right-hander Kevin Gregg is not in denial. He acknowledges that it will be up to him to re-establish his late-inning credentials now that manager Buck Showalter has made it clear Jim Johnson is the full-time closer. "Ideally, my aspirations are...
  • North Korea scraps plan to send cheerleaders to Asian Games in South

    SEOUL (Reuters) - North Korea has decided not to send a cheerleading squad to accompany its athletes at the Asian Games to be held in South Korea next month, a leading sports official said on Thursday. The reversal of an earlier pledge to send as many as...
  • Ledecky breaks world record to overshadow Phelps

    (Reuters) - It's not often that Michael Phelps gets upstaged in the pool, especially when he wins. But that's exactly what happened at the Pan Pacific championships on Saturday. Phelps won his first individual gold medal at an international meet in two...
  • South Korea's new ice hockey coach shoots for the stars

    SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korea's new national ice hockey coach Jim Paek doesn't know if success is the "chicken or the egg", but he knows he needs it right away if the sport is to gather momentum ahead of the 2018 Pyeongchang Olympics. Paek, who left...
  • North Korea on major sports drive, says Pyongyang official

    SEOUL (Reuters) - North Korea hopes to harness the power of sport to raise its image on the world stage through international competitions such as the Olympic Games, and to bolster labor output and national defense by improving its citizens' well-being,...
  • European Games must be Olympics springboard - Baku 2015 chief

    BERLIN (Reuters) - The European Games, starting from the inaugural event in Azerbaijan next year, must become a springboard for the Olympics with athletes attracted by qualification opportunities, the head of the Baku 2015 European Games said on Friday....
  • Malaysia coach sidelined after poor Commonwealth Games

    KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) - Malaysia badminton coach Rashid Sidek has paid the price for a poor Commonwealth Games showing after he was excluded from the travelling party for the world championships in Denmark later this month and also looks set to miss...
  • Asian Games talks between North, South Korea break down

    Asian Games talks between North, South Korea break down
    Talks over North Korea’s participation in the Asian Games in Incheon broke down Thursday over issues including who would foot the expenses of the athletes' and cheerleaders' visit to South Korea.   Thursday’s meeting took place in the...
  • Baseball and softball belong in the Olympics

    Beijing 2008 saw one of the most incredible sporting feats the Olympics has ever known. On Aug. 20, Japanese softball pitcher Yukiko Ueno hurled eight scoreless innings before Japan fell to an indomitable U.S. squad in the bottom of the 9th. Two hours...
  • Vin Scully defends Dodgers' behavior

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