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Korean Baseball Hall of Fame to be Built in Busan


BUSAN, South Korea -- Busan Metropolitan City and Gijang-gun have come to terms on an agreement with the Korea Baseball Organization (KBO) to build a Korea Baseball Museum and Korea Baseball Hall of Fame. The agreement was reached on August 29, 2013 at Busan City Hall. 

KFFL Returns as United and Inter Seek Busan Bragging Rights


BUSAN, South Korea -- As another long hot summer draws to a close, a new season is only just beginning for the KFFL (Korean Foreigner Football League). Eager football (soccer for our North American friends) enthusiasts and last minute ringers alike will look to this coming weekend with more than a glimmer of excitement. It may not be the English Premier League, but don't let that fool you. The KFFL boasts an array of talent, from no-nonsense defenders to showboating attackers. 

Busan the Favorite for Baseball Hall of Fame


BUSAN, South Korea -- The project to build 'the Baseball Hall of Fame' to commemorate the centennial anniversary of the birth of Korean baseball and the thirtieth anniversary of the founding of Korean Pro baseball in Gijang-gun is being decided. 

An official of Gijang-gun said that it has the plan to sign a triangular memorandum of agreement with the Korea Baseball Organization and the city of Busan for building 'Korea baseball museum and hall of fame' at five p.m. today(29) in Busan city hall. 

With this, the place for the baseball hall of fame, after a fierce competition with Seoul and Incheon, was practically decided to be Gijang. 

Busan and Gijang-gun were selected as preferred bidders for the baseball hall of fame building project at the second board meeting of KBO in April. 

Source: Busan eFM News

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BUSAN, South Korea -- The 2013 season of the Korean Foreigner Football League (KFFL) concludes this weekend with what promises to be a stellar fixture between the top clubs, Busan United and Jeonju FC. The final takes place this Saturday, July 6 with kickoff at 2:00 p.m. at the 30,000-seat Yangsan Stadium.

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Hong Myung-bo to Lead National Football Squad


SEOUL, South Korea -- The Korea Football Association has chosen Hong Myung-bo as the new coach of South Korea's national soccer team. 

The association announced its decision following a meeting Monday at the National Football Center in Paju. Hong will lay out his ideas on how to manage and lead the Red Devils in a news conference on Tuesday. The association confirmed a list of four candidates for the position last week, but it did not reveal the names of the three other contenders. 

Exclusive Interview: American Pitcher Shane Youman Reacts to Controversial Remarks


BUSAN, South Korea -- It's been an interesting 24 hours for Lotte Giants pitcher Shane Youman. The 33-year-old starting pitcher from New Iberia, Louisiana unsuspectedly was at the center of controversy yesterday, when Hanwha Eagles' slugger Kim Tae-kyun was asked during an appearance on an Internet baseball radio broadcast about difficulties batting with the Giants' ace on the mound.

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Korean Baseball Star Catches Heat Following Racist Remarks Towards American Pitcher


BUSAN, South Korea -- South Korea national baseball team member and Hanwha Eagles first baseman Kim Tae-kyun is facing criticism from fans for making what are being called racist remarks on a radio show Monday about Busan's Lotte Giants' African-American ace, Shane Youman.

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