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GOLF

Pak, Choi will coach Korea’s squads for Summer Games

The Korea Golf Association said Monday that LPGA Hall of Fame golfer Pak Se-ri and eight-time PGA winner Choi Kyoung-ju (K.J. Choi) will coach the national golf teams at the Summer Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro this August.

Pak will lead the women’s team, while Choi will guide the men.

Pak, 38, has 25 career LPGA Tour wins including five major victories. Choi is the first Korean to win on the PGA Tour and was ranked world No. 5 in early 2008. He previously served as the vice captain for the International Team at last year’s Presidents Cup, in Incheon.

The lineups will be announced in mid-July based on world rankings.


BASEBALL

Doosan Bears sign Evans as 3rd and final foreign player

The defending Korean Series champion Doosan Bears said Monday they’ve signed Nick Evans with an one-year deal worth $550,000, filling their third and final slot for foreign players for the upcoming season.

Evans made his Major League Baseball debut with New York Mets in 2008 and left the Arizona Diamondbacks in 2014 with a batting average of .257 with 10 homers and 53 RBIs in 177 games.

The 29-year-old American played briefly with Japanese club Tohoku Rakuten Golden Eagles.

Evan can play first base, third base and in the outfield.

The Bears said Evans will join their training camp in Australia on Thursday. The Bears have re-signed right-hander Dustin Nippert for his sixth KBO season and also acquired pitcher Michael Bowden last November.

By Joo Kyung-don


AMERICAN FOOTBALL

Broncos versus Panthers in the upcoming Super Bowl

DENVER - Denver will meet Carolina in this year’s Super Bowl after veteran quarterback Peyton Manning led the Broncos to a narrow win against New England on Sunday while the Panthers topped Arizona.

The 39-year-old Manning got the better of Patriots quarterback Tom Brady in their longstanding rivalry, but it was the Broncos defense which took most credit for the 20-18 victory to clinch the AFC championship.

Carolina quarterback Cam Newton threw for two touchdowns and ran for two others in a 49-15 romp over the Cardinals for the NFC championship.

The Super Bowl will take place Feb. 7 at Levi’s Stadium, home of the San Francisco 49ers. AP
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