Chung Jong-kwan became the second football player in the past week to take his life, amidst the growing match-fixing scandal in the Korean Football League.
The 30-year-old member of third teir team Seoul United was found in a hotel with a suicide note that said, "I'm sorry. I feel ashmamed to have engaged in match-fixing."
This is the second suicide to rock the football world in Korea, as23-year-old Incheon United goalkeeper Yoon Ki-won also took his life last week in his car.
MBC Announcer Song Ji-seon jumped to her death Monday, causing a major stir in the baseball world. She was 30.
Song, 30, was the host of a baseball show on MBC Sports Plus, and recently had caused a stir with a Twitter message two weeks ago which she was contemplating suicide. The sports channel promptly suspended her when a relationship with Doosan Bears pitcher Lim Tae-hon was brought to light, though he denies any involvement with the reporter.
BUSAN, South Korea - The state of Mississippi might not be on the tip of most Busan basketball fans tongues, but the Magnolia State natives Charles Rhodes and Jasper Johnson might be the catalysts that ignite a championship BOOM for the KT Sonic Boom.
BUSAN, South Korea -- The Lotte Giants second half slump dropped them from a bye in the opening round of the Korean Baseball Organization playoffs, to a first round matchup with Doosan, with the Bears having home field advantage. The best of five series gets underway tonight at 6 p.m. in Seoul at Jamsil Stadium. Daegu-based and defending champs Samsung Lions have clinched their second straight bye to the Korean Series, while second place SK awaits the winner of the Lotte-Doosan series.
BUSAN, South Korea - Taking a page out of the playbook of baseball's Lotte Giants, Busan's pro basketball club, the Sonic Boom, have risen from the ash heap to finish 2nd in the league with an impressive 40-14 season. Ulsan Mobis defended their regular season victory crown taking first place in the standings for the second straight year, while the KCC Egis finished in third place --the same spot as 2009 when they went on to win the KBL league crown.
BUSAN, South Korea - Each Korean baseball team is alloted two foreign players each season. After releasing West Viginian pitcher, Jon Adkins (which was dissapointing to those of us who loved Jonny) the Giants have signed another American pitcher, Ryan Sadowski.