This study examined the frequency of speech level shifts between predicate and non-predicate. Ending expressions of sentences in a total of 200 sports news articles including 50 articles each from Chosun Daily, Dong-A Daily, Yomiuri Shimbun, and Asahi Shimbun, between September 1, 2012 and October 31, were classified into predicate and non-predicate. Based on the research, the study focused on different patterns of ending expressions in Korean sports news and Japanese sports news. The results found that Yomiuri Shimbun`s sports section is composed of approximately 74.2% of predicate sentences and 25.8% of non-predicate sentences. Asahi Shimbun sports news consisted of 64.4% of predicate sentences and 35.6% of non-predicate sentences. Both Japanese newspapers used non-predicate more often and had higher shifts than Korean newspapers. They also used non-predicate more freely than Korean newspapers. About 96.4% of Chosun Daily`s sports news used predicate sentences, showing little shifts. Dong-A Daily also used 94.3% of predicate sentences in its sports news. Non-predicate sentences in Korean newspapers were used in limited occasions, such as complementing explanation in previous or following sentences, or quoting someone`s words.