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July 28,2016
BASEBALL

Orioles’ Kim returns to team after stint in rehab for injury

Kim Hyun-soo of the Baltimore Orioles has been relieved from the team’s disabled list.

The outfielder was on the Orioles’ starting roster during their game against the Colorado Rockies at Camden Yards in Baltimore on Tuesday.

Kim had been on a rehab stint in the minors ever since he hurt his right hamstring and was placed on the team’s 15-day disabled list retroactive July 11. A day before he was taken off the list, he went 2-for-4, including a home run, during a game for the Bowie Baysox, a Double-A minor affiliate of the Orioles.

In his first game back from the disabled list, Kim batted second and played left outfield during the Orioles’ 6-3 loss.

During his first at-bat in the bottom of the first, Kim hit a single on a soft line drive and reached first base. He failed to get on second after a double play by the Rockies ended the inning.

Overall, Kim went 1-for-3 for the day including a walk at the bottom of the fifth inning.

Elsewhere in the majors, Saint Louis Cardinals closer Oh Seung-hwan notched his fifth save of the season against the New York Mets on Monday in New York.

During the first game of a doubleheader, the Orioles claimed a 3-2 win over the Mets. Oh came in at the bottom of the ninth inning to relieve Kevin Siegrist.



FOOTBALL

Football association says Suk, Lee will play in Games

Suk Hyun-joon and Lee Chan-dong, who were injured during a pickup match against Iraq on Sunday in Sao Paulo, Brazil, will be able to compete in the Summer Games despite their injuries, according to the Korea Football Association.

The governing body of Korean football said Suk, a striker and wild card for the Olympics football squad, joined the team practice on Tuesday in Sao Paulo.

Lee, a midfielder, skipped the practice, but a team doctor said he would be good to go for the tournament that starts next week.

By Choi Hyung-jo



TENNIS

Federer to miss Olympics, U.S. Open to rest knee

Roger Federer says he will miss the Rio Olympics and the rest of the tennis season to protect his surgically repaired left knee.

Federer writes Tuesday on his Facebook page that he will skip the Summer Games, where the tennis competition starts next week, and has been advised by doctors to remain sidelined for the remainder of 2016.

Federer says he needs ``more extensive rehabilitation’’ after arthroscopic knee surgery in February. That was the first operation of Federer’s lengthy and accomplished career.

The owner of a record 17 Grand Slams titles turns 35 on Aug. 8. He hasn’t played since losing to Milos Raonic in the Wimbledon semifinals early this month. Federer fell awkwardly during that match and said at the time he wasn’t sure how badly he might have been injured.

AP


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