South Korea's baseball gold medal in the Asian Games on Friday allows Shin-Soo Choo to stay on the Cleveland Indians' roster for next season instead of reporting to mandatory military service.
Anything other than a gold medal would have forced Choo, 28, into a two-year military training in South Korea, which requires men to complete the service before they reach the age of 30.
South Korea beat Taiwan 9-3 in Guangzhou, China, clinching a waiver from military service for all its players, including Choo.
"It's a great relief, for Choo and for all of us too," Indians manager Manny Acta told ESPNdeportes.com.
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Ron Brakes, of Wheeling, told police he was upset after attending Santo's wake and was "trying to do a good thing" when he defaced the Red Line's Grand Avenue stop with a Sharpie.
"Good! Buy! Ron Santo! Cubs Best Cub Thirt-Baseman Forever Love Always God,'' Brakes, 48, scribbled on the platform wall, according to a police report.
Brakes was charged with criminal defacement of property and possession of a marker with intent to deface.
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