Ki cements Swansea win with 8th goal in the EPL
Swansea City midfielder Ki Sung-yueng notched his eighth goal in the English Premier League to help the team’s 2-0 victory on Saturday against Stoke City at home.
Ki, 26, came on to the pitch of Liberty Stadium at the 78th minute, replacing Nathan Dyer when the team was leading 1-0 from a goal by Jefferson Montero.
In the extra time of the second half, Ki found the back of the net after Jonjo Shelvey gave a nice back pass, sealing the team’s 2-0 victory.
Ki already set a new Korean record for most goals in the EPL after collecting his seventh goal in the league against Hull City on April 4. He is also the leading scorer among Swansea players.
The former Celtic and FC Seoul player is now eyeing two-digit goals in the EPL while Swansea has three remaining matches against Arsenal, Manchester City and Crystal Palace.
Choo ends slump with game-winning displays
Texas Rangers right fielder Choo Shin-soo helped his team end its four-game losing streak Saturday night, grabbing a game-tying three-run homer in the seventh inning and the game-winning run in the 10th inning in an 8-7 win over the Oakland Athletics at Globe Life Park in Arlington.
This is the first time since April 10 that Choo collected multiple hits in a game. The lefty slugger has been in a slump, as his batting average went below .100 in April.
In the seventh inning when the team was trailing 4-7, Choo launched a three-run home run against A’s relief pitcher Fernando Abad.
The former Cleveland Indians and and Cincinnati Reds player then led off the 10th inning with a double down the right-field line against Ryan Cook, moving to third following two walks and scoring the game-winning run on Rougned Odor’s hit against R.J. Alvarez.
Korean table tennis snags bronze, gold in Suzhou
Korean table tennis ended the World Table Tennis Championships in Suzhou, China with one gold medal and one bronze medal.
Korea’s Yang Ha-eun won the mixed double event on Friday night after teaming up with China’s Xu Xin. A new rule from the International Table Tennis Federation (ITTF) revived cross-border partnerships for doubles, which has not occurred since 1988.
Yang and Xu beat Japan’s Kasumi Ishikawa and Maharu Yoshimura 4-0 and became the first mixed-nationality team to win the event since 1954. For Korea, it was the country’s first gold medal at the Worlds since 1993.
Meanwhile, Lee Sang-su and Seo Hyun-deok won the bronze medal in men’s doubles.