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BASEBALL

Korea Baseball Organization

SK Wyverns at LG Twins

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

Can the LG Twins come out of the predicament they’ve been in over the past few weeks? Although the Seoul-based team escaped a five-game losing streak on Wednesday after defeating the Lions 16-2, the team is still in a quandary with its batting lineup unable to escape from the crisis. The Twins are not only in the bottom pool in team standings but also in terms of team batting average.

In comparison, the Wyverns have not been doing so bad in the league, finishing the sixth week third overall after the Bears and NC Dinos. The Incheon-based team is hopeful of taking on the Twins as it expects to card some wins over the weekend.

The Wyverns and the Twins play in the same venue on Saturday at 5 p.m. and Sunday at 2 p.m.



FOOTBALL

K-League Classic

Suwon Samsung Bluewings at Suwon FC

5 p.m. Saturday, Suwon Sports Complex, Suwon

It’s finally the time for the Suwon derby. The derby, a match between Suwon based K-League Classic teams Suwon Samsung Bluewings and Suwon FC, was made possible after Suwon FC was promoted to the K-League Classic from K-League Challenge before the season opened this year.

Suwon FC has become a sensation in the top division of professional football in Korea despite being the team’s first season in the K-League Classic.

The revenue from advertisements and the number of spectators attending Suwon FC’s games has skyrocketed. Revenue from advertisements jumped as much as six times compared to last year. In terms of crowds, the teams has hosted a total of 26,186 fans during its five home games so far this season.


K-League Classic

Incheon United FC at Sangju Sangmu FC

2 p.m. Sunday, Sangju Civic Stadium, Sangju

The bottom ranked Incheon United FC will take on the Korea Armed Forces Athletic Corps football team on Sunday in the tenth round of the K-League Classic match.

Incheon United FC is yet to grab a single win in the top division of the Korean football league and it looks like their efforts might again be in vain as Sangju Sangmu FC, who is in its first season in the top division after going back and forth in between the Classic and Challenge from 2013 to 2015, has been playing each game as if it is their last to maintain their position in the top league.

Sangju is at the moment ranked sixth in the league with three wins, two draws and four losses.

Sangju has netted 14 goals while conceding 17 during the past nine games. In comparison, Incheon has only bagged six goals while giving out 14.

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