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Nexen Heroes begin process of sending Park to the MLB

Nexen Heroes said Wednesday that they will request the posting of Park Byung-ho to the Korea Baseball Organization on Nov. 2 so that their 29-year-old slugger can go to the Major League Baseball.

The bidding of the big league clubs will be made until 5 p.m. Eastern Time on Nov. 6, according to the club. The MLB will then hand the best offer to the KBO before the Heroes review the offer by Nov. 9.

If the Heroes accept the deal, they will be notified which club has made the offer and Park, who clinched the home run and RBI title for four consecutive years in the KBO, can start negotiating with the highest bidder for 30 days.

The Heroes last year sent their shortstop Kang Jung-ho to the Pittsburgh Pirates through the posting system.

KC tops Mets in longest World Series game ever

KANSAS CITY, Missouri - Eric Hosmer’s sacrifice fly in the 14th inning drove in Alcides Escobar for the winning run as Kansas City beat the New York Mets 5-4 on Tuesday in the longest opening game in World Series history.

The Royals loaded the bases with no outs in the 14th against Bartolo Colon and Hosmer’s fly ball to deep right field was caught by Curtis Granderson, whose throw to home was not in time to beat Escobar.

It was a big game for Escobar who, on the first pitch of the bottom of the first, hit the first inside-the-park home run in a World Series since 1929.

The Mets rallied and led 4-3 when Alex Gordon hit a solo homer with one out in the bottom of the ninth to tie it.


IOC suspends Kuwait for political interference

WASHINGTON - For the second time in five years, Kuwait has been suspended by the International Olympic Committee for political interference, leaving its athletes in limbo for next year’s Olympics in Rio de Janeiro.

The IOC executive board announced the suspension Tuesday.

The move comes after Kuwait failed to amend its disputed sports legislation by the Oct. 27 deadline set by the IOC. AP
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