Controversial Cartoonists Reportedly Won`t Face Discipline for KKK Comic Strip

Jeff Liebsch 45 weeks 1 day ago

Bounce Kim, creator of the weekly "Fastball and Jokeball" and the now infamous "KKK strip" that stirred a huge outcry from Korean netizens and observers abroad, will likely not be disciplined according to their employer Nate.com and its parent company SK Communications.

Cartoon Depicts Korean Baseball`s Dominican Pitcher Being Chased by Ku Klux Klan

Jeff Liebsch 45 weeks 2 days ago

Charges of racism are coming forth as popular sports cartoonist Bounce Kim pens a comic strip with Dominican Republic pitcher Radhames Liz being angrily pursued by the Ku Klux Klan. This after Liz hit an opposing batter on Sunday and then briefly celebrated after striking out the next three opponents.

BIFF Announces its 2013 Lineup

Jeff Liebsch 46 weeks 2 days ago

A month from now, the Busan International Film Festival kicks off its 18th edition. The film festival held its official press conference today, with the Bhutanese film Vara: A Blessing, being named the opening film.

Interview: Dan Kurtz of MyKBO.net Talks Baseball

Jeff Liebsch 49 weeks 1 day ago

From major league scouts to ESPN, MyKBO.net's Dan Kurtz has become the number one source on Korean baseball. He talked with Haps recently about girl group pitches, Ryu Hyun-jin's success with the Dodgers, the Lotte Giants and who he thinks will win the KBO this season.

South Korean Government Launches Investigation of Korean Air

Jeff Liebsch 50 weeks 1 day ago

Questions about air safety have risen around the country with the most recent near accident in Japan on Monday. The Korean government has responded by launching an inspection of Korean Air, the nation's leading carrier.

Top Clubs Contend for KFFL Cup Final This Weekend

Jeff Liebsch 1 year 2 weeks ago

Local club football's most prestigious prize is at stake this weekend at Yangsan Stadium as the 2013 KFFL season draws to a close.

Feature: Korean Government Seeks to Fix Country`s Sports Fixing Problem

Jeff Liebsch 1 year 4 weeks ago

The South Korean government has recently established means to curb the menace of match-fixing in sports. But is it too late?

Exclusive Interview: American Pitcher Shane Youman Reacts to Controversial Remarks

Jeff Liebsch 1 year 6 weeks ago

In an exclusive interview with Haps, Shane Youman responds to the recent controversy over what many claim were racist remarks by Hanwha Eagles star Kim Tae-kyun. Remarks that have set the internet ablaze with highly-charged comments from both Korean and expat fans.

Korean Baseball Star Catches Heat Following Racist Remarks Towards American Pitcher

Jeff Liebsch 1 year 6 weeks ago

One of Korea's top baseball players is embroiled in controversy for remarks made Monday about Lotte's African-American ace starting pitcher, Shane Youman. Korean netizens have reacted harshly against Hanwha's star Kim Tae-kyun for what are being called racist comments.

Interview: Shane Youman Talks About the 2013 Lotte Giants

Jeff Liebsch 1 year 16 weeks ago

With the Giants ready to start their 2013 season today, ace pitcher Shane Youman talks to Haps about the upcoming season, his personal life and how the changes could affect Lotte's chances.

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