South Korea defender Jang Hyun-soo has received a lifetime ban from playing for the national team and hit with a 30 million won ($26,448) fine after he was found to have falsified records relating to his military service exemption.All able-bodied South Korean men must complete almost two years military service as part of efforts to maintain a deterrent against the North but athletes can earn exemptions by winning a medal at the Olympics or gold at the Asian Games.As part of the exemption conditions, athletes must undergo four weeks of basic military training and undertake more than 500 hours of community service over a three-year period.Jang, who has 58 caps and was part of the team that won gold at the 2014 Asian Games in Incheon, has admitted to submitting false records detailing how many hours of community service he has performed.The Korea Football Association met on Thursday to decide how to punish the 27-year-old, who played in all three of Korea’s games at the World Cup in Russia.”Jang has been permanently disqualified from playing for the national team and has been fined 30 million won,” a KFA spokesperson said by telephone on Thursday. In addition to the KFA sanction, the Sports Ministry has given Jang an additional five days of compulsory service.Jang, who will now miss the Asian Cup in January, had apologised on Monday and said he would undertake the required community service.”I am sorry to have disappointed everyone for such a shameful issue,” he was quoted as saying on the KFA website.The issue of military exemptions has come under the microscope in recent months.The incentive was introduced in the 1970s as part of Seoul’s drive to become a world sporting power and raise its profile on the global stage but it has come in for criticism in recent years as the country rebalances its priorities. Some have called for the exemption system to be abolished altogether, questioning its fairness in an era where the South Korean public have been yearning for an end to privilege and lopsided advantages in all walks of life.Tottenham Hotspur striker Son Heung-min was the latest high-profile athlete to win an exemption after he led South Korea to the gold medal at the Asian Games in Jakarta in September.
ReeseHeasty147.01YES Wellington varsity volleyball:Â The Wellington volleyball team split at Clearwater. The Crusaders lost to Clearwater 25-15, 25-7, before defeating Winfield in the nightcap 25-12, 25-18. Wellington is currently 10-11 on the season.“The Crusaders struggled with too many menial errors against Clearwater,” said Cherity Elder, Wellington head volleyball coach. “We can’t afford to give away free points to a team like Clearwater.“Our hitting and passing errors is what killed us.’Wellington had a commanding lead on WinfieldÂ through two sets.“We made it our goal to be the team on top instead of playing from behind the whole time. That is what we did,” Elder said. “I was very proud of the quick turnaround after the Clearwater match.”Wellington heads to South Haven this Saturday in hopes of adding wins. by Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow â€” The Wellington High School varsity and junior varsity volleyball teams split inÂ Clearwaterâ€¦ Wellington Middle School cross country and tennis teams were busy Tuesdayâ€¦ and Wellington Youth Football scores from last weekendâ€¦ Wellington Middle School Cross Country:Wellington traveled to Lake Afton for a middle school cross country meet hosted by Goddard.The Wellington results are as follows:Boys 7th grade: JacobFriesen718.07 Wellington Middle School Tennis:Â The Wellington Middle School Girls tennis team hosted Haysville West Tuesday.Â The Lady Knights dominated their opponent winning 18 – 3.Â Way to go, girls!Â Also, congrats to the sixth graders for their participation: Â Tori Lewellen, Hanna Hawks, Kennedee Lara and Jewels Farley. Â Yesterday’s winners were:Singles: Mekenna Adams, Avery Rusk, Abby Lowe, Lexi Saffell, Chaney Leonard, Hattie Staley, Carly Kimzey, Annika DeJarnett, Grace Rowley, Alexis Tracy and Faith Rowley.Doubles: Â Adams/Rusk, Lowe/Saffell, Leonard/Staley, Kimzey/Bodkins, Brown/DeJarnett, Pennington/Tracy and McCarty/G. Rowley. NEXT race:For Well. Middle School BlayzMarshall3811.50 Wellington junior varsity volleyball:Â Wellington’s JV also lost to Clearwater but beat Winfield. The Crusaders lost to the Indians 25-23, and 26-24. In the second match, Wellington beat the Vikings 25-27, 25-14, and 15-10. Close Forgot password? Please put in your email: Send me my password! Close message Login This blog post All blog posts Subscribe to this blog post’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Subscribe to this blog’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Follow the discussion Comments Logging you in… Close Login to IntenseDebate Or create an account Username or Email: Password: Forgot login? Cancel Login Close WordPress.com Username or Email: Password: Lost your password? Cancel Login Dashboard | Edit profile | Logout Logged in as Admin Options Disable comments for this page Save Settings You are about to flag this comment as being inappropriate. Please explain why you are flagging this comment in the text box below and submit your report. The blog admin will be notified. Thank you for your input. There are no comments posted yet. Be the first one! Post a new comment Enter text right here! Comment as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Comments by IntenseDebate Enter text right here! Reply as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Cancel Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments MattRinehart226.40 JacobMcDonald149.54YES Girls 7th grade:1 milePlaceTimeMedal EthanRowley7910.34 Host ElDorado at Wartick Farms Tuesday, Oct.84:00 p.m. 1 milePlaceTimeMedal Wellington Youth Football:Â The scores for the past weekend were:Wellington 1st/2nd Red Team 18 Winfield 0.Wellington 1st/2nd Silver Team 0 Winfield 34.Wellington 3rd grade 6 Winfield 14.Wellington 4th grade 7 Winfield 6.Wellington 5th grade 6 Winfield 38.Wellington 6th grade 0 Winfield 6.Got a score? Send us an e-mail at email@example.com. Boys 8th grade:1.5 milesPlaceTimeMedal
Butler182 Kossuth9 Mitchell4 Floyd1 Worth Worth3 Franklin10 Winnebago Wright26116 Mitchell RecoveredNew Recovered Mitchell5 Butler13 Wright642 Hancock231 Area Total43228 Floyd17 Franklin395 Worth3 Kossuth16 Hancock9 Winnebago11 Floyd19 Confirmed CasesNew Cases Franklin Winnebago12 Cerro Gordo1 Butler2 Deaths Wright Hancock Cerro Gordo364 Cerro Gordo242 Area Total1644 Kossuth DES MOINES — 28 more cases of COVID-19 have been reported in our immediate listening area. According to the Iowa Department of Public Health figures in a 24-hour period ending at 11 o’clock this morning, 16 more cases were reported in Wright County, five more in Franklin, four in Cerro Gordo, two in Butler and one in Hancock.That now brings the area total of lab-confirmed cases since the start of the pandemic to 432 — 261 in Wright; 39 in Franklin; 36 in Cerro Gordo; 23 in Hancock; 19 in Floyd; 18 in Butler; 16 in Kossuth; 12 in Winnebago; five in Mitchell and three in Worth.Four more people have recovered — two each in Cerro Gordo and Wright — for a total of 164.Looking at the state numbers, seven more people have been reported dying from COVID-19 between 11:00 o’clock Tuesday and 11 o’clock this morning for a total of 629. 339 more cases have been reported for a total of 22,516. 268 more have recovered for a total of 13,545. Area Total4
So Cignal coach Boyet Fernandez said the Hawkeyes must adjust quickly without big man Raymar Jose, who left for Kuala Lumpur to play for the national team in the 2017 Southeast Asian Games.“Losing Raymar during the Finals is a tough one, but we as a team understand that SEA Games basketball gold is very important to our country,” said Fernandez.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’Cignal collides with CEU, which stunned erstwhile unbeaten Flying V in the semifinals, in Game 1 of the best-of-three series at 5 p.m. at Ynares Sports Arena in Pasig City.“No one expected us to reach this far,” said CEU coach Yong Garcia. “It won’t hurt if we try [winning the title] that’s why I told the players we just have to stay focused and stick to our game plan.” Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next National Historical team rescues Amorsolos, artifacts from Taal And that confidence worries Fernandez even if the Hawkeyes still boast a solid lineup led by Jason Perkins and Pamboy Raymundo.“We know that CEU is a very good team which is well-coached, and matching up with them without Raymar is a tough one,” said Fernandez.Garcia said the Scorpions hope to pull off an upset anew behind Cameroonian big man Rod Ebondo and underrated guards Aaron Jeruta, JK Casiño and Orlan Wamar.“We really have to bring our defensive mentality,” said Fernandez. —JASMINE W. PAYOADVERTISEMENT Perlas Pilipinas falls to Indonesia anew as road to gold gets tougher Cignal HD plays minus a key cog as the Hawkeyes clash with surprise finalist Centro Escolar University in the 2017 PBA D-League Foundation Cup championship starting Tuesday.ADVERTISEMENT 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcano Vilma Santos, Luis Manzano warn public of fake account posing as her Teen gunned down in Masbate Albay to send off disaster response team to Batangas LATEST STORIES SEA Games 2019: Philippines clinches historic gold in women’s basketball PLAY LIST 05:02SEA Games 2019: Philippines clinches historic gold in women’s basketball02:43Philippines make clean sweep in Men’s and Women’s 3×3 Basketball06:27SEA Games 2019: No surprises as Gilas Pilipinas cruises to basketball gold01:40Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks01:32Taal Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcano OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Marcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’ 2 nabbed in Bicol drug stings MOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View comments