One step to the treble…’FA Cup winners’ City beat Man U 2-1 with Gundogan multi-goal display to return to top flight for first time in four seasons

Manchester City has won the FA Cup.

Manchester City won the English FA Cup final for the 2022-23 season against Manchester United 2-1 on penalties at Wembley Stadium in London, England, at 11 p.m. ET on Wednesday. The victory marks City’s return to the top flight for the first time in four seasons and their seventh FA Cup title.

City fielded a full starting lineup, with the exception of cup-competition regular Stephan Ortega. Kyle Walker, Juventus Dias, Manuel Akanji, John Stones, Rodri, Bernardo Silva, Kevin De Bruyne, Ilkay Gundogan, Jack Grealish, and Elling Holland started. 토토사이트

City had the laughs from the start. In the first minute, from the kick-off, a ball sent in from the back at once was headed down by Holland. Viktor Lindelof was unable to clear the ball off the line and Gundogan took advantage with a stunning volley to open the scoring. The official time of the goal was 13 seconds.

After Gundogan’s goal, City took a clear lead. City continued to attack. In the fourth minute, from a free-kick, De Bruyne’s header was met by Rodriguez, but it went just wide of the target. In the sixth minute, Grealish’s shot was underpowered. City continued to pound away. 17th minute, Holland shot straight at De Gea. 21st minute, Holland’s shot was wide.

With City unable to add to their tally, the momentum started to shift in United’s favour. Relentlessly attacking the City defence, United eventually levelled the score. In the 33rd minute, Grealish committed a careless handball foul on Aaron Wan Bissaka inside the penalty box.

After checking the video assistant referee (VAR), the referee awarded a penalty kick (PK). Bruno Fernandes stepped up to take the spot kick and slotted home the equaliser. The first half ended 1-1.

City took the lead again. In the sixth minute of the second half, Der Bruyne’s free-kick was met by Gundogan at the back post, who volleyed home with his left foot. After City’s goal, the game resumed as it had in the first half, with City dominating possession, but United’s defensive concentration was not easily broken.

Desperate for an equaliser, United brought on Scott McTominay, Alejandro Garnacho and Baudelaires in a bid for a miracle, but it was not to be. City lifted the FA Cup trophy for the first time in four years. After the game, City manager Pep Guardiola broke down in tears of emotion.

Having won the Premier League and the FA Cup, City are now just one step away from the treble. All that remains is the UEFA Champions League (UCL) final against Inter Milan on 11 November. City have always aimed to reach Europe’s top flight since Sheikh Mansour took over, but have fallen short each time. There is no better chance than this time.

‘QS overwhelmingly No.1’ starters with five no-hitters, also thankful for ‘lowest No.1’ scoring support

They say baseball is a starting pitcher’s duel, but you can’t win if you’re not scoring runs. The Kiwoom Heroes, the team with the most runs scored this year, piled up another bunch of runs and continued their ignominious record of “eight games without a win” against the SSG Landers.

On the 3rd, Kiwoom lost 1-2 to SSG Landers in an away game of the 2023 Shinhan Bank SOL KBO League regular season at SSG Landers Field in Michuhol-gu, Incheon, Korea. The loss was their third in a row, leaving Kiwoom in eighth place in the league with 21 wins and 32 losses.

The performance was not much different from the previous day, when the team led until the eighth inning before giving up two runs in the bottom of the ninth to lose 2-3. The day before, Kiwoom got a quality start from starter Choi Won-tae, who pitched 6⅔ innings, including 5⅓ perfect innings, giving up two hits (one home run), one walk and striking out six. However, he gave up the tying run to Choi Jeong in the seventh and the game-winning hit to Kim Sung-hyun in the ninth.

It was more of the same today. Chung had the best performance of the day, pitching six innings of no-hit ball, striking out six and walking none. It was a flawless performance that could have been called perfect if it weren’t for a pair of wild pitches and a throwing error by the second baseman.

But even with the no-hitter, Kiwoom couldn’t relax. Opposing starter Oh Won-seok was pitching just as well as Chung Chan-heon (six innings and one run). A close pitching battle with a small margin of victory can put pressure on even the leading team, and Kiwoom couldn’t help but be reminded of the previous day’s upset loss and the fact that their opponents had been absolutely dominant this season. Before the game, Kiwoom head coach Hong Won-ki commented on the previous day’s loss, saying, “Our extra goal came too late. If we had scored a little earlier, it would have played a big role in our victory, but because of the late extra goal, we were still winning, but I think we felt like we were being chased.”

Through two days, Kiwoom had the most wickets in the league (428) but fewer goals (203 – fifth in the league). Unlike last year, when the centre-fielders like Lee Jung-hoo and Yasiel Puig were called upon at a high rate in scoring opportunities, there was no solution in sight this year.

As a result, the starters had a goal support of 3.82, the worst in the league. But even this was not to be believed. On the day, Kiwoom failed to capitalise on four chances, including two outs in the third, no outs in the fourth, two outs in the seventh, and two outs in the ninth. The starters’ run support was even lower at 3.77, and they eventually gave up a tying solo shot to Jeon Eui-san in the eighth and a walk-off hit to Kim Min-sik in the 10th to repeat the previous day’s nightmare.

Kiwoom pitchers have made the most quality starts (33) in the league this season. That’s a far cry from the second-placed Doosan Bears and Samsung Lions, who have 22. It’s a commanding lead. The lack of run support has resulted in a start-winning percentage of just 39.6 per cent (8th in the league). 스포츠토토

However, Kiwoom’s pitchers are more grateful than frustrated with their batters and talk of a one-team effort. Ariel Furado, who took the loss despite giving up two runs in seven innings against Gocheok Lotte on 27 March, said, “The batters feel sorry for me (because of the lack of run support). But baseball is a team sport. I was just grateful that I didn’t make any mistakes.”

Choi Won-tae, who did not get the win despite pitching 6⅔ innings of one-run ball, including 5⅓ perfect innings, against SSG in Incheon on the 2nd, said, “Winning is not something I can do. Rather, I’m more grateful that my teammates played really good defence. When the team is struggling, it’s more important for us to win than my individual performance. The more we win, the more the fans cheer for us, and the more they come. Right now, I’m just determined to throw as hard as I can to help the team win.”

Kim Ji-chan marks comeback with multi-hit performance…”The game went as well as I thought it would”

Samsung Lions’ Kim Ji-chan shared his thoughts on his comeback game.

Kim started at second base in the ninth spot in the lineup against the Hanwha Eagles at Hanwha Life Eagles Park in Daejeon on March 3. He went 2-for-3 with a double, a walk, and a run scored. With Kim batting in the bottom of the order, Samsung defeated Hanwha 7-2.

Kim’s bat danced throughout the game. In his second at-bat of the fifth inning, Kim registered a comeback hit. With two outs, he lined a single to right off Felix Peña. In the eighth inning, he completed his multi-hit game with a single to right off Jung Woo-ram, and in the ninth inning, he reached base on a passed ball.

Returning from a hamstring injury, Kim made his presence felt from the first game. He was still fast, covering ground all over the field, and his hitting was so fluid that it didn’t feel like he was missing a beat. After the game, Kim said, “It always feels good to win. I went down to the second team for a while and came back up, but I’m even happier to win,” he smiled.

As expected, the game went well. “I tried to do the same thing with my batting,” Kim said, “and it worked out well because I did what I thought. It’s been a long time since I’ve played, so I tried to be aggressive, and my batting went well.”

Despite his nagging hamstring injury, it wasn’t a big deal this time. “I actually didn’t think it would be too bad this time. I thought it would be fine after a day or two of rest. I didn’t go to the second team because I was in a lot of pain, so I trained right after the pain subsided,” he said, expressing confidence in his physical condition.

He vowed to continue to work on injury prevention. “I work hard to prevent injuries, but my body doesn’t listen to me. I try to pay attention to the training part, and I work hard in my own way. Still, I feel like I can’t help it. When I’m sick, I try to rest, and when I’m well, I try to work hard to maintain my physical condition.”


Machado returns from disabled list…Kim benched against righties

Manny Machado is back.

The San Diego Padres announced today that they have activated Machado from the disabled list for a home game against the Chicago Cubs on Wednesday.

Machado was placed on the disabled list on May 16 after being hit by a sand dune in his left hand during a home game against the Kansas City Royals.

Upon his return from the disabled list, he was immediately placed in the starting lineup. San Diego started right-hander Jameson Taillon (3-3, 8.04), and the lineup was Zander Bogaerts (shortstop), Fernando Tatis Jr. (right field), Juan Soto (left field), Manny Machado (third base), Jake Cronenworth (first base), Gary Sanchez (catcher), Matt Carpenter (designated hitter), Luged Odor (second base), and Trent Grisham (center field).

Ha-Sung Kim is out of the lineup. This is a result of using all available lefties against right-handed starters.

With Machado’s return from injury, Kim will likely move back to his natural position at second base.

In the 13 games he’s started at third base in Machado’s absence, he’s gone 11-for-40 (.275) with one home run, four RBIs, nine walks and nine strikeouts. He had a .392 on-base percentage and a .400 slugging percentage. The team went 5-8 during the stretch.

In addition to Machado, San Diego also added first baseman Alfonso Rivas to the major league roster today.

Signed as a free agent in January, Rivas was batting .319 with a .440 on-base percentage and .571 slugging percentage in 44 games for Triple-A El Paso this season 메이저놀이터.

The “local boy” from Chula Vista, a city near San Diego, spent the last two years with the Cubs, batting .247 with a .331 on-base percentage and .322 slugging percentage in 119 big league games.

To make room for Rivas on the 40-man roster, catcher Luis Camposano was transferred to the 60-day disabled list, while on the 26-man roster, designated hitter Nelson Cruz was placed on the disabled list with a right hamstring strain and outfielder Jose Azucar was sent down to Triple-A.

Wizards, worse than ‘championship contenders’, ask for a special 10 p.m. call…but the source lights are not off

The lights didn’t go out at KT Wiz Park in Suwon on Tuesday. That’s because the batters, who had been held to one run in their last three games to snap a four-game losing streak, didn’t go to work.

KT lost its seventh game of the season against Doosan in the 2023 Shinhan Bank SOL KBO League 1-10 at KT Wiz Park in Suwon on April 2. The result was their fourth straight defeat after four straight wins, dropping them to 30 losses (16 wins, 2 draws) on the season. They remain at the bottom of the standings, two games behind ninth-place Hanwha.

A silent batting lineup was the decisive factor. Against the Doosan mound of ace Raul Alcantara, Park Jeong-soo and Baek Seung-woo, they managed just one run on three hits. Moon Sang-chul’s double in the fourth inning, Kang Hyun-woo’s solo home run in the eighth, and Kang Baek-ho’s single up the middle in the ninth. After Moon Sang-chul’s double in the fourth inning, Park Byung-ho’s shot was caught by Jose Rojas in left field, and Kang Baek-ho’s hit came two batters later in the ninth inning when the game was already out of reach. KT’s bats failed miserably against the Doosan mound.

The game ended at 9:25 p.m., but the lights at KT Wiz Park didn’t go out until after 10 p.m. After the game, a batting cage was set up for pregame training, and No. 4 hitter Park Byung-ho, signature hitters Kang Baek-ho, Jang Jun-won, and Kang Hyun-woo came out with bats and performed special at-bats on balls thrown by head coach Kim Tae-kyun. A KT official said, “Today’s postgame special was not planned. It seems that the players requested the training.”

It wasn’t the only thing. In the outfield on the left side of the stadium, there was also an unusual defense drill. Infielder Lee Ho-yeon and outfielder Kim Min-hyuk took part in a so-called defense supplement class in front of Lee Kang-chul. Unlike the extras, it was confirmed that the defensive training was done under Lee’s direction.

Their sloppy defense in the seventh inning set the stage for the big inning. Trailing 0-1 with two outs in the top of the seventh, third baseman Lee Ho-yeon failed to catch Lee Yoo-chan’s fly ball, allowing the ball to sail into the outfield, and left fielder Kim Min-hyuk quickly jumped forward to make the catch, but the throwing error allowed Lee Yoo-chan to double. The shaky KT bullpen gave up five runs in the seventh inning alone to give their opponents the lead. 안전놀이터

KT, which was picked to win the title along with LG and SSG before the season, is currently in last place with a record of 16 wins, 2 ties, and 30 losses (.348 winning percentage) after 48 games. A rash of injuries, a lackluster foreign one-two punch, a collapse in starting pitching, and an ineffective batting lineup have combined to keep the team from turning things around for nearly a month after falling to last place on July 7. There are still 96 games left in the season, and the team is only 7.5 games behind the fifth-place NC in the fall baseball standings, but its recent performance has been more of a disappointment than a hope.

In particular, the batting lineup scored only seven runs during the four-game losing streak. From the 4-6 loss to Samsung Electronics in Daegu on the 28th, to the 1-6 loss to KIA in Gwangju on the 30th, the 1-7 loss to KIA on the 31st, and the 1-10 loss to Doosan on June 2nd, the offense has been frustrating. It is interpreted that the batters who could not see this made an effort to recover their hitting feeling by requesting special batting after work.

On June 3, KT’s bats will face Doosan’s fifth starter Kim Dong-joo in Suwon, and it will be interesting to see if their extraordinary efforts will bear fruit.

‘Have you heard of CHEM’, golf’s newest social club?

Recently, CHEM, an emerging social group in the golf industry, has been the topic of conversation on JTBC Golf’s Clubhouse. CHEM is a group of four golfers, from the ‘eldest sister’ Ji-hee Lee (17 years on the LPGA Tour, 6 wins), to Choi Woon-jung (15 years on the tour, 1 win), Lee Im-hyang (11 years on the tour, 2 wins), and the ‘youngest’ Kim Hyo-joo (9 years on the tour, 5 wins), who have different tour careers and ages, but have a lot of similarities with each other and boast an extraordinary chemistry.

They appeared on the LPGA special episode of “Clubhouse” on March 29, revealing their reasons for forming the group and their first impressions of each other.

When Ji-hee, the ‘eldest’, asked how the four became close, Kim Hyo-joo, the ‘youngest’, briefly explained, “I don’t think there was a specific reason for our friendship, we were all close to each other and then we all got together, and I think we got along well with each other and came to this point.”

As a group of players who are active on the LPGA Tour, there are many episodes. This time, Im Hyang, who plays ‘Reaction Rich’ in the group, revealed an episode that happened after they became close. “I remember when Hyo-ju won the Lotte Championship last year, and the three of us were waiting and cheering for her,” she said, adding, “Even though it was an individual event, we were happy as a team, as if I had won.” Choi Woon-jeong added, “We were more nervous than Hyo-joo because we were following her on the last two holes.” Kim Hyo-joo, who was listening from the sidelines, added, “Yeah, it was nice that my sisters were so happy for me,” creating a heartwarming atmosphere. The four briefly reminisced about last year’s situation, then renewed their feisty friendship by challenging each other to win first this year. 먹튀검증

At the end of the program, Ji Eun Hee touched the juniors by telling them to “be with you” as a stress reliever. In addition, “CHEM” showed off their friendship through various episodes.

Woo takes second in Florence Diamond League in 2m30…Harrison wins in 2m32

South Korean men’s high jumper Woo Sang-hyuk (27, Yongin City Hall) has won a silver medal at the World Athletics Rome-Florence Diamond League 2023.

Woo cleared 2.30 meters in the men’s high jump final at the Luigi Ridolfi Stadium in Florence, Italy, on Wednesday (July 3) to finish second behind Jubon Harrison (USA), who cleared 2.32 meters.

It was the second consecutive podium finish for the 24-year-old, who won silver behind Harrison (2m32) at the Diamond League opener in Doha last month with a leap of 2m27.

In their rematch after 28 days, Harrison and Woo were neck-and-neck.

After narrowly clearing 2m15 and 2m20, Woo failed his first attempt at 2m24 but succeeded in the second.

At 2m27, he also failed the first period, but after passing the second period, he executed his trademark serenade.

Woo, Harrison, and Luis Sayas (Cuba) remained the “Big 3” at 2m27.

Woo and Harrison both went over 2m30 in the first period to stay in contention for the win. Sayas, meanwhile, was unable to break 2m30 to secure third place.

In the final showdown for the title, Woo failed to clear 2.32 meters. He just missed the bar in the second period.

After failing in the second period, Harrison roared to victory in the third, clearing 2m32.

Mutaz Essa Bassim (Qatar), one of the world’s strongest men, and Tokyo Olympic co-gold medalist Jean-Marco Tamberi (Italy) were absent from the competition.

Meanwhile, Woo continued his success in Doha, taking home $6,000 (USD 784) in prize money and seven ranking points toward the Diamond League Finals.

Woo (14 points) is also second in the Diamond League Men’s High Jump Ranking Points standings behind Harrison (16 points).

After competing in Japan and Italy, Woo will return home on Thursday for a short break before training for the Asian Championships in Bangkok, Thailand in July.


“The result of communication and compromise,” Bae says of the batting form change

Pittsburgh Pirates’ Bae Ji-hwan explained the change in his batting form.

In an interview with MK Sports before the Pittsburgh Pirates’ home game against the St. Louis Cardinals at PNC Park in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, on April 3 (KST), Bae said, “I have my old one, but I don’t really stick to it. I don’t have any wariness or discomfort with change,” he said about his thoughts on changing his batting form.

Earlier, highlighted Bae’s batting form change. Bae, who used to use an extreme leg kick that raised his right foot high in his batting stance, changed to a natural forward motion instead of raising his leg in mid-April.

“There’s a sense of urgency right now,” he said of the change, adding, “I approached it more like, ‘Why don’t I try it?’ than, ‘I need to change it.

Pittsburgh has four hitting coaches, including hitting coach Andy Hines. Bae practiced with them and made changes to his hitting form.

“I talked to the coaches in the cage. I said, ‘This is what I want to stick to, and this is what the coaches recommend,'” he says, describing it as a process of communication and compromise.

Is it working? Bae went 7-for-29 (.350) with two doubles and three home runs in the last six road games, and in 24 games in the month of May, he batted .304 with a .360 on-base percentage and .391 slugging percentage.

“If (the results) don’t come, I’ll go back to the bullpen, and if they come, I’ll change it,” he said, adding that he will continue to work on his hitting form.

“I’m feeling good these days. I feel good. My only regret is that the umpires are shaking the strike zone. The important thing is not to hit balls that are balls in my eyes, regardless of what the umpires call,” he said, adding that staying ahead of the plate is key.

Pittsburgh’s lineup against right-hander Zach Pretty (3-4, 4.81) was Tukupita Makano (shortstop), Brian Reynolds (left field), Andrew McCutchen (designated hitter), Zack Sewinski (center field), Carlos Santana (first base), Bae Ji-Hwan (second base), Keith Bryan Hayes (third base), Josh Palacios (right field) and Austin Hedges (catcher). Roanj Contreras (3-4, 4.33) will take the mound.


‘Ace’ Bae Joon-ho leads Kim Eun-jung-ho to the quarterfinals…the most divine moment in the K League

Kim Eun-Joong-ho was the ace in the hole in the K League.

Bae Jun-ho (Daejeon Hana Citizen, 20) led the South Korea Under-20 soccer team to the quarterfinals of the U-20 World Cup. He had a slow start to the tournament, missing time due to injury, but showed his true colors in the crucial first stage of the tournament.

Bae started against Ecuador in the round of 16 at the FIFA U-20 World Cup 2023 at the Santiago del Estero Stadium in Argentina on June 2 at 6 a.m. ET, scoring a goal and adding an assist to help Korea advance to the quarterfinals with a 3-2 victory.

Starting on the flank, Bae made his presence felt in the 11th minute. He attacked from the left side and delivered a sharp cross to Munjeon instead of passing to the flank. Lee Young-joon (Gimcheon Commerce), who dug into the back of the defense, chest-trapped Bae Jun-ho’s cross and connected with a right-footed shot for the first goal.

Eight minutes later, Bae Jun-ho took matters into his own hands. After a throw-in, he met Park Chang-woo’s (Jeonbuk Hyundai) straight pass from the right flank with an exquisite right-footed trap. He then broke down the opposing defense and goalkeeper in the center of the penalty box with a painting run, and rattled the net with his right foot. It was the perfect example of Bae’s talent.

Bae Jun-ho continued to play at the center of Kim Eun-jung-ho’s attack until he was replaced by Cho Young-kwang (FC Seoul) in the 37th minute of the second half. Despite conceding a late goal after Bae Jun-ho’s departure, the match ended with a 3-2 victory for South Korea. After the match, FIFA said, “Bae Joon-ho was outstanding as South Korea advanced to the quarterfinals.”

The performance was even more significant as it shook off the disappointments of the early stages of the tournament.

Bae Jun-ho has been the most consistently called up since Kim Eun-jung-ho’s inauguration, playing as an ace early on, with his number 10 symbolizing the ace. Especially this season, his second year as a professional and first in the K League 1, he was a starter for his club. With his brilliant passing and individual skills, he was quickly recognized as one of the top divinities in the K League. He was also virtually the only player in the tournament to make regular appearances in the K League. This was the reason why he was the favorite ahead of the U-20 World Cup 메이저사이트.

However, injuries seemed to catch up with him. He started the first group game against Honduras, but was subbed off early in the second half due to the effects of the injury, and then came on as a substitute against the Gambia in the round of 16.

Fortunately, as time went on, he shook off the injury and his performance slowly improved, and it was in the round of 16 match against Ecuador that his talent shone through. Not only did he set up Lee Young-joon for the opening goal, but his second goal, which he scored himself, showed his unique flair.

The presence of a fully fit Bae Joon-ho has also been a boost for Kim Eun-jung-ho, who is the only Asian player still in the tournament. Frontline striker Lee Young-joon (Gimcheon Commerce) has two goals and one assist, while Kim Yong-hak (Portimonense) and Lee Seung-won (Gangwon FC) have also been steady. With the addition of ace Bae Joon-ho, Kim’s spear is even sharper.

Bae told the Korea Football Association shortly after the game, “I had a lot of injuries, so I felt sorry for my teammates. I thought about playing hard rather than doing well, but there were good results.” “After I was substituted, I trusted my friends and teammates and cheered them on. No matter who my opponent is, I will do my best to prepare well and show a good game like I have been doing so far.”

Kim will face Nigeria in the quarterfinals at the same Santiago del Estero Stadium that hosted Ecuador at 2:30 a.m. on May 5. If they beat the Nigerians, they will play the winner of the Italy-Colombia match for a spot in the final.

‘Leadoff man’ Kim goes 2-for-4 with a double and a walk…10 stolen bases for second straight year

San Diego Padres leadoff hitter Ha-Sung Kim turned in a multi-hit performance to help his team win.

Kim went 1-for-4 with a home run, a walk, two runs scored and a stolen base in the leadoff spot against the Miami Marlins on Sunday at Marlins Park in Miami, Florida. His season batting average remained at .241 and his OPS increased slightly to .717.

Kim worked a full count against Miami starter Jesus Luzardo in his first at-bat of the game in the top of the first inning, but struck out swinging on a six-pitch 97.8-mile-per-hour fastball.

Kim led off the fourth inning with an 0-2 count and took a 96.8 mph (155.8 km/h) fastball high on the body for a two-run double to left field. It was San Diego’s first hit of the day. Kim followed it up with a daring steal of third base. It was his 10th stolen base of the season, marking the second consecutive year he has reached double digits in stolen bases, dating back to last month’s 29th game against the New York Yankees. He later came home to tie the game when Fernando Tatis Jr. hit a ground-rule double.

After singling to left field with the bases loaded in the top of the fifth, Kim completed his multi-hit game in the top of the seventh when he calmly drew a walk with runners on first and second. He came home on a ground-rule double by Tatis Jr. for his second run of the day. 토토사이트

San Diego scored seven runs in the sixth inning alone to take the 10- win, avenging a close loss the day before.