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HANDBALL

Doosan, Incheon claim victory at championship

Doosan won the 2015 SK Handball Korea League championship after beating Credit Union Sangmu. With the series tied 1-1 in the best-of-three finals, regular season champion Doosan beat Sangmu 22-16 in Game 3 on Sunday and took its sixth overall championship title.

In the women’s finals, defending champion Incheon City Hall beat Seoul City Hall 29-27 on Saturday to take the championship. Incheon won the first game 24-22 on Thursday. Incheon now has four championship titles under its belt.



VOLLEYBALL

Beating Czech Republic, men’s team in third place

The Korean men’s volleyball team collected its first victory in the 2015 FIVB Volleyball World League on Sunday after beating the Czech Republic 3-1 (27-29, 25-18, 25-20, 25-21) in Cheonan, South Chungcheong. On Saturday, Korea lost 2-3 (25-20, 19-25, 25-18, 20-25, 12-15).

Korea, led by coach Moon Yong-kwan, is now third, with one win and three losses in Pool D of Group 2 after losing twice to France. The team faces Japan this weekend in Suwon, Gyeonggi.



ATHLETICS

Kim is top triple jumper at competition in Wuhan

Kim Deok-hyeon won the men’s triple jump at the Asian Athletics Championships in Wuhan, China on Saturday with a jump of 16.86 meters (55.31 feet), beating China’s Cao Shuo, who took second with 16.77 meters, and Kazakhstan’s Roman Valiyev, ranked third with 16.67 meters.

Kim, who took bronze in the Incheon Asian Games last year, already qualified for the World Championships in Beijing that begin in August.


GOLF

Lee gets first triumph in KPGA at Nefs Heritage

Lee Tae-hee, 31, won his first title as a professional golfer at the Nefs Heritage on Sunday.

At the 360 Country Club in Yeoju, Gyeonggi, Lee, who made his KPGA Korean Tour debut in 2006, shot 1-over 72 in the final round, finishing the tournament with an overall score of 16-under 268.

Hur In-hoi, who is doing his military service, shot 7-under 64 in the final round, but placed second with two strokes behind Lee.

Lee will take home 136.47 million won ($122,636).

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