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Choi Ji-man qualifies for MLB World Series, Son Heung-min back among the goals Updated: 2020-10-19 17:03:14 KST

It's time now for 'This Week in Sports' and joining us in the studio is Sports editor Paul Neat. Paul, for only the fourth time in history, a South Korean player is set to appear in the MLB World Series.

Yes, that's right. Tampa Bay Rays and South Korean first baseman Choi Ji-man are heading to the World Series.
Tampa Bay overcame the Houston Astros 4-3 overall after a 4-2 victory in game seven on Saturday local time. During which, Choi went two-for-three with a walk and scored a late insurance run. Choi is now poised to become the first South Korean batter to play in the World Series. And only the fourth in history.

It wasn't easy for the Rays but they held on. And, in doing so, Choi Ji-man seems to have endeared himself even further with Tampa Bay fans. Lots of parodies are circulating online of him doing the splits, something of a trademark for him

Yes, indeed. Perhaps we will see more of that in the World Series. But, as you say, it wasn't straight forward.
The Rays won the first three games of the American League Championship Series but the Astros stormed back by winning the next three.
Houston was trying to become only the second team in major league history to come back from a three-zero series deficit to win a best-of-seven postseason round before the Rays' 4-2 win on Saturday.
In the five matches in which he featured, Choi batted five-for-13 with one home run, scored three runs with four walks.
The Rays will take on LA Dodgers in the first game of the World Series on Tuesday 20th October.

Meanwhile, in the Premier League, Son Heung-min seemed to pick up where he left off before the international break?

Yes. Tottenham Hotspur drew 3-3 at home to West Ham United on Sunday with Son Heung-min involved in all three Spurs goals.
Son opened the scoring inside the first minute before teeing up Harry Kane on seven minutes to make it 2-0. Then on 14 minutes, Son played the ball out wide to Sergio (Reg-you-lawn)Reguilon who crossed for Harry Kane to head home.
But a late fightback from West Ham ensured that the spoils were shared as Tottenham conceded three in the last six minutes.
With five matches played Son is the league's joint-top scorer with seven. Spurs, meanwhile sit in sixth place on eight points.

Over to football here in South Korea, another eventful weekend in K League - the title race looks set to go right down to the wire once again.

Yes, the title race is as close as can be now with just goals scored separating the top two.
That is because nine-man Ulsan Hyundai lost 4-0 to rivals Pohang Steelers in the East Coast Derby on Sunday. With Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors beating Gwangju 4-1 earlier in the day, the pressure was on Ulsan to pick up a result.
But red cards to Dutch defender Dave Bulthuis and Norwegian forward Bjorn Johnsen contributed to a second-half collapse.
A brace each from Stanislav Iljutcenko and Aleksandar Palocevic earned Pohang the win. Ulsan host Jeonbuk this coming weekend in a potentially title-deciding clash.

Elsewhere in K League, FC Seoul are now mathematically safe from relegation thanks to a 1-0 win over Seongnam. Korean Olympic team forward Cho Young-wook scored the game's only goal after coming on as a substitute.
It is now a three-way fight between Incheon, Seongnam and Busan to stay in the top tier.

Thank-you for that, Paul. We will see you next week.
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