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Korea Baseball Organization

Samsung Lions at Doosan Bears

6:30 p.m. Friday, Jamsil Baseball Stadium, Seoul

The defending champion Doosan Bears meet rival Samsung Lions, the runner-up in last year’s Korean Series, at home in Seoul for three games this weekend, starting today.

The last time the two teams met was in Daegu, during the first weekend of the season from April 1 to 3. Each team had one win and one loss that weekend, with the third game on Sunday rained out. The Bears edged the Lions 5-1 with two home runs in the first game, but the Lions bounced back in the second game 10-6.

The Bears and the Lions will play at 5 p.m. tomorrow and 2 p.m. on Sunday in Jamsil Baseball Stadium.


FOOTBALL

K-League Classic

Suwon FC at FC Seoul

2 p.m. Saturday, Seoul World Cup Stadium, Seoul

This year’s championship title favorite, FC Seoul, will take on Suwon FC tomorrow in the sixth round of the K-League Classic.

Seoul FC came out of a brilliant match on Wednesday, when it edged Gwangju FC 2-1. Seoul FC’s star striker Park Chu-young scored one goal and earned a penalty kick opportunity that led to the team’s second goal.

After Wednesday’s game, Seoul FC climbed to first in the K-League Classic, the first time the team has been at the top since Dec. 2, 2012.


FOOTBALL

K-League Classic

Jeju United FC at Ulsan Hyundai FC

4 p.m. Sunday, Ulsan Munsu Football Stadium, Ulsan

Ulsan Hyundai FC’s Lee Jeong-hyup and Jeju United FC’s Lee Keun-ho, once teammates, will meet on Sunday as foes.

The two stars played in Sangju Sangmu FC together while serving in the military in 2014, and were part of the national team in 2015 that made it to the semifinals of the Asian Football Confederation Asian Cup.

Since then, the two have gone their separate ways.

After finding their new homes in Ulsan and Jeju this year, Lee Jeong-hyup scored his first goal for Ulsan on April 9 against Gwangju FC, while Lee Keun-ho had an assist on Wednesday against Sangju Sangmu FC. Sunday’s match reunites the two Lees against each other, as they try to net the ball for their respective teams.
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