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South Korea’s opposition party sweeps to victory in key mayoral races

South Korea’s opposition party sweeps to victory in key mayoral races

World
SEOUL, April 7 (UPI) -- South Korea's ruling Democratic Party was severely beaten at the polls as its mayoral candidates in the two largest cities, Seoul and Busan, lost by-elections widely seen as a bellwether for next year's presidential race. The Democratic Party's candidate in the capital city of Seoul, Park Young-sun, was defeated by her People Power Party opponent Oh Se-hoon on Wednesday by a margin of 57.5% to 39%, according to final results released by the National Election Commission. Advertisement Oh was mayor of Seoul from 2006 until 2011, when he resigned over a failed effort to restrict the city's free school lunch program. In Busan, a city of 3.5 million people, the PPP candidate Park Heong-joon beat the Democratic Party's Kim Young-choon 63% to 34%. For voters, the mayoral...
Bahrain GP: George Russell says he can win races in the right car

Bahrain GP: George Russell says he can win races in the right car

Sports
Britain's George Russell says he has proved he can fight for world titles and wants a car that will allow him to do that.Russell said: "That opportunity I had last year showed that when the pressure is on, when I am thrown into the deep end, I was able to do a pretty solid job."He added: "I got a small taste of being at the front. I believe in myself. I believe I'm capable."Russell is in the running for a Mercedes seat in 2022, with both Hamilton and team-mate Valtteri Bottas out of contract."I don't believe I'm the finished product yet," he told 5 Live Breakfast. "I believe I've still got to improve but I think I'm definitely capable of winning races and fighting for World Championships."Ultimately I need to find myself in a car and a team that I think will give me the best opportunity in...
Europeans humble American rivals in Breeders’ Cup turf races

Europeans humble American rivals in Breeders’ Cup turf races

Sports
LEXINGTON, Ky., Nov. 7 (UPI) -- European runners humbled their American rivals in the biggest turf races of the 2020 Breeders' Cup on Saturday at Keeneland, dominating all four events. Keeneland's firm turf was especially kind to horses coming out of races over the soft-going in Paris a month earlier. Advertisement It was a tough day, though, for jockey Christophe Soumillon, who was sidelined because of a positive COVID-19 test. Two mounts Soumillion relinquished went on to victory. $ 4 million Longines Turf Tarnawa, an Irish-bred filly owned and bred by the Aga Khan, completed the sweep of the Breeders' Cup's big turf races with a late-running, 1-length victory in the 1 1/2-miles Turf. Magical, second in the 2018 Turf at Churchill Downs, was second again with Channel Maker third as the ...
Prep races for the Arc, Breeders’ Cup dominate weekend horse racing

Prep races for the Arc, Breeders’ Cup dominate weekend horse racing

Sports
Sept. 14 (UPI) -- A fascinating weekend of ups and downs included six "Win and You're In" races for the November Breeders' Cup World Championships and the long-feared announcement the event will be run Nov. 6-7 without fans in the stands at Keeneland. The qualifying races ran from France to Ireland to Kentucky Downs with at least a few of the Irish winners likely to accept the Breeders' Cup bids. In France, the Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe was much more center stage in contenders planning -- but you never know. Advertisement Also, Barney Roy won in Germany, things started heating up in Japan, Hong Kong and Australia. The no-fans announcement was downer for fans, Keeneland, Lexington and Breeders' Cup but tempered at least for horsemen by a commitment to maintain the 2019 purse level of $ 31 ...
NBA players’ hobbies at Disney bubble include gaming, fishing, beer races

NBA players’ hobbies at Disney bubble include gaming, fishing, beer races

Sports
July 22 (UPI) -- At least two players have broken quarantine rules inside the NBA's coronavirus pandemic protective bubble in Orlando, Fla., but most are content in isolation and have even found new ways to connect with fans. This season, those fans are not allowed to be physically close to the world's best basketball players as arenas remain shuttered in cities around the United States due to the pandemic. Advertisement But fans also could be closer than ever before, in a figurative sense, with a behind-the-curtain look at players as they show off skills in other competitive hobbies like fishing, video games and beer chugging. "They call me 'The Hammer.' People just can't hang," said Miami Heat center Meyers Leonard, who has become a social media favorite for fans while he is in the bubb...