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FOOTBALL

Hotspur’s Son Heung-min may move to Wolfsburg

It has been confirmed that Son Heung-min of Tottenham Hotspur could move to the Bundesliga’s Wolfsburg, according to The Sun, a U.K. newspaper.

The Sun reported Tuesday, British time, that Wolfsburg “launched an offer for Son in the summer that was rejected.” They initially offered 24 million euros ($27 million) for the Korean midfielder, but the Spurs struck a hard bargain and said they would not accept anything under 33 million euros. The Sun reported that the Spurs cranked up the transfer fee out of concern that they might not be able to find a replacement for Son.

The Sun also reported that Tottenham could let go of Son during the coming winter transfer window if Son fails to cement his position in the starting lineup of the Spurs. The 24-year-old, who joined the English-side club under a 21.9-million euro deal before last season, had scored a meager four goals for the Spurs last season and has some work to do if he wants to stay around in England. Wolfsburg will try to recruit Son once more over the transfer period in January 2017.



BASEBALL

Women’s baseball team is destroyed by Chinese Taipei

As it turns out, Korea still has a long way to go in women’s baseball, as was seen in the playoffs for the 2016 Women’s Baseball World Cup.

During the first super round match of the LG Presents WBSC Women’s Baseball World Cup 2016 at Hyundai-Gijang Dream Ballpark in Busan’s Gijang County, No.11-ranked Korea faced No. 6-ranked Chinese Taipei and lost 11-1 in a called game that ended just after the fifth inning.

In the first inning, starting pitcher Bae Yu-ka yielded five runs and was substituted out before the inning came to its conclusion. She was relieved by Cho Myung-hee, but Cho gave out two more runs and by the end of the first inning, the score stood at 7-0 with Chinese Taipei ahead.

Korea’s sole run of the game came at the top of third inning When Suk Eun-jung drove home to score.

The Korean women’s baseball team will take on Australia, ranked No. 3 worldwide, today at 9:30 a.m. for the second super round match.

By Choi Hyung-jo
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