Event Notes: FIBA Launches Int'l Tender To Identify Host Of 2019 FIBA World Cup
FIBA on Wednesday announced the launch of the int'l tender process to identify the host nation for the 2019 FIBA Basketball World Cup (FIBA). ... South Korea's "professional baseball and football games were subdued in response to the ferry disaster that left nine dead and 287 missing as of press time." Starting Wednesday, Korea Baseball Organization teams canceled their "first-pitch ceremonies, which frequently involve celebrities, and there were no cheerleaders or songs at the games in Seoul, Daegu, Gwangju and Busan" (KOREA JOONGANG DAILY, 4/18). ... The only LPGA Tour event held each year in South Korea will "expand from three rounds to four rounds starting this year" (YONHAP, 4/17).