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Cueto helps Kansas City
stay on top of World Series

KANSAS CITY, Missouri - Kansas City’s Johnny Cueto pitched a complete game to steer the Royals to a 7-1 win against the New York Mets on Wednesday and a 2-0 lead in the World Series.

Cueto gave up only two hits, while Eric Hosmer drove in two runs as the Royals came from 1-0 down and scored their runs in two bursts, in the fifth and eighth innings.

Citi Field hosts a World Series game for the first time in Game 3 on Friday, when Mets rookie Noah Syndergaard faces Yordano Ventura in a matchup of young aces. AP



FOOTBALL

Coach Hwang to leave
Steelers at end of season

Pohang Steelers said on Thursday their coach Hwang Sun-hong will leave the job after this season.

The club, which is standing second in the K-League Classic, announced that Hwang decided to take a rest after this season.

Hwang, 47, has coached the Steelers from 2011. He is the first coach to lead the club to a double crown in the league’s history, winning both the K-League and FA Cup in 2013.



BASKETBALL

Basketball league bans
players for illegal gambling

The Korean Basketball League on Thursday announced punishment for 12 players who were found guilty in online illegal gambling investigation last week. The KBL said Wonju Dongbu Promy’s Ahn Jae-wook and Lee Dong-gun and Ulsan Mobis Phoebus’ Shin Jung-sub are banned for life because they gambled after they became professional players.

Nine players who gambled during their college days were given 20 game suspensions and a fine equal to 5 percent of their salary, as well as 120 hours of community service.

Seoul SK Knights guard Kim Sung-hyung will be exempted from a fine because he had voluntarily confessed to wrongdoing before the investigation started. Anyang KGC’s Jeon Sung-hyun was given a 54 game suspension because he got a summary indictment from prosecutors.
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