WORLD CUP: Son key to South Korea avoiding 2nd candy attack

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Progress for South Korea's players will be avoiding being pelted with candy again on their return from the World Cup. After enduring three poor performances...

Shin demands improvement after trimming Korean squad to 23

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea coach Shin Tae-yong has trimmed his World Cup squad to 23 and is demanding improvement from the players he's taking to Russia. Shin cut Crystal ...

Kashima, Suwon reach Asian Champions League quarterfinals

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Kashima Antlers and Suwon Samsung Bluewings took the final two spots in the quarterfinals of the Asian Champions League on Wednesday. Kashima eliminated Chi...

Shanghai faces Asian Champions League exit after loss

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Big-spending Chinese team Shanghai SIPG is close to elimination from the Asian Champions League after losing to Japanese club Kashima Antlers 3-1 in the first leg on Wednesda...

Shanghai sweating on Hulk ahead of crunch Asian clash

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Shanghai SIPG is sweating on the fitness of its Brazilians Hulk and Oscar ahead of Wednesday's Asian Champions League match with Japan's Kashima Antlers. Th...

Tianjin Quanjin advances in Asian Champions League

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Tianjin Quanjin became the third Chinese team to reach the knockout stage of the Asian Champions League after beating Japanese club Kashiwa Reysol 3-2 Wednesday. ...

Ulsan Horangi advances to 2nd round in Asia Champions League

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korean club Ulsan Horangi joined Shanghai SIPG in the second round of the Asian Champions League after routing Melbourne Victory 6-2 Wednesday. Junior...

AP Weekly Sports Calendar

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Shanghai advances to Asian Champions League knockout stage

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Elkeson scored a second-half goal Tuesday to give Shanghai SIPG a 1-0 win at Ulsan Horangi and put the Chinese team into the knockout stage of the Asian Champions League. ...

Oscar scores 2 for Shanghai SIPG in Asian Champions League

SYDNEY (AP) — Former Chelsea midfielder Oscar scored a pair of goals Wednesday to help Shanghai SIPG earn a 2-2 draw against Ulsan Horangi in the Asian Champions League. The former B...

Tianjin stays unbeaten in maiden ACL with draw vs Kashiwa

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Alexandre Pato saved Chinese side Tianjin Quanjian from a first loss in its first Asian Champions League when his late goal earned a 1-1 draw with Kashiwa Reysol of Japan...

Big-spending Chinese teams start Asian campaign with wins

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Big-spending Chinese clubs Shanghai SIPG and Tianjin Quanjian stated their ambitions in the Asian Champions League on Tuesday by kicking off with comfortable wins. ...

Chinese clubs spend less but want more Asian success

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Chinese Super League clubs may have reined in the massive spending that made headlines in recent years in the 2018 winter transfer window, but the country's leading clubs...

Rough times for smugglers who knitted N Korea to the world

JIAN, China (AP) — The small-time smugglers who long helped secretly knit North Korea to the outside world have seen their work plunge since ruler Kim Jong Un came to power, as a handful of large, wel...

Rough times for smugglers who knitted N Korea to the world

JIAN, China (AP) — The former smuggler sits on the floor by a muted TV set, smoking cheap North Korean cigarettes one after the other. His hands are rough from years of hard work. His belt is knotted ...