Son Heung-min reaches double figures for goals and assists, Kim Hyo-joo picks up 1st LPGA Tour win since 2016
Updated: 2021-05-03 14:06:20 KST
Time now for "This Week in Sports" and so joining us live in the studio is our sports editor Paul Neat.
Paul, let's begin with the Premier League it was a productive afternoon for Son Heung-min and Tottenham Hotspur whose Europa League qualification hopes are alive once again?
Yes, you're quite right. A 4-0 win over Sheffield United on Sunday moved Spurs up to 5th place.
Son scored one and assisted one and is now the league's third joint top scorer with 16 21 in all competitions - a personal best.
With an assist, Son is the first Spurs player to get double digit goals and assists for two seasons in a row.
Of 60 goals scored by Tottenham in the league this year, 46 have been either scored or assisted by Harry Kane or Son Heung-min.
Meanwhile, Manchester United versus Liverpool on Sunday was postponed after fans made their way into Old Trafford and onto the pitch.
Fans were protesting against the ownership of Manchester United, the Glazer family, who were one of the main architects behind the controversial European Super League.
Sticking with football for the moment, a second cup final in as many seasons for South Korean international forward Hwang Hee-chan. What can you tell us about that?
Yes, in his first year in Germany, Hwang Hee-chan helped steer RB Leipzig to the German Cup Final.
He came off the bench to score in Saturday's 2-1 extra time win over Werder Bremen.
It was his third goal in the DFB-Pokal cup this season.
His team will play Bundesliga giants Borussia Dortmund in the final on May 13th.
Hwang and Son are expected to be part of the South Korea squad which convenes in June for World Cup qualification matches.
However, it was announced on Monday that Group H opponents North Korea has expressed its intentions not to take part citing fears of COVID-19 infection.
Moving onto the Olympics, I understand that six staffers from the torch relay tested positive for COVID-19. What can you tell us?
Well, six people who helped with Japan's Olympic Torch relay have tested positive for COVID-19.
According to organizers, this brings the total to eight.
The six people all wore masks and assisted with traffic control in the southern prefecture of Kagoshima on April 27th.
Meanwhile, a diving test event opened on Saturday in Tokyo with 225 athletes from 46 countries.
According to news reports in Japan, a coach of the Egyptian diving team tested positive for COVID-19 upon arriving in the country.
The rest of the team tested negative.
The diving event is one of several tests this month - all without fans.
Organizers say they will decide in June how many fans if any will be allowed for the Olympics.
And finally to golf a long overdue LPGA victory for Kim Hyo-joo.
Yes, Kim Hyo-joo on Sunday picked up her fourth LPGA victory and first win in over five years.
In Singapore, Kim captured the HSBC Women's World Championship title at 17-under 271 to beat Hannah Green of Australia by one stroke, with an eight-under 64 in the final round.
Kim last won an LPGA tournament in 2016 at the Pure Silk Bahamas LPGA Classic.
In the men's game, former Major League Baseball star Park Chan-ho on Friday entered the KPGA Tour.
Park appeared on the tour as an invited amateur but was 12 over par after day one, 29 after day two at the Gunsan CC Open before being cut.
Park thanked the KPGA for the opportunity and donated 30 million won, or around 27 thousand dollars to KPGA to help develop young golfers.
Thank-you for that, Paul. We shall see you next week.