Setter Hwang Seung-bin “I’ll prove my worth” as ‘KB’s No. 3 player’

Setter Hwang Seung-bin is now KB Insurance’s No. 3 player.

KB Insurance and Woori Card conducted a trade on the 25th. KB Insurance released outside hitter Han Sung-jung and acquired setter Hwang Seung-bin. For Hwang, it’s the first time he’s changed uniforms in a season.

Born in 1992, Hwang was selected by Korean Air with the fifth pick of the first round in the 2014 rookie draft. However, he struggled to establish himself as the starting setter. There was veteran Han, and in 2019, another veteran, Yoo Kwang-woo, moved to Korean Air. Despite this, Hwang Seung-bin was immediately labeled as a powerhouse setter.

Eventually, Hwang was traded to Samsung Fire in 2021. Given the opportunity, Hwang played 33 matches and 126 sets in 2021-22, the most since his professional debut. Just a year later, he was traded again and donned a Woori Card jersey. In 2022-23, he was named captain and played 36 matches and 140 sets. He also ranked second in the league in sets (10.3 per set).

Hwang Seung-bin’s fourth team in the V-League is KB Insurance. Hwang joined KB Insurance on July 26 and began training with the team. “I will prove my worth,” he said in a call with The Spike on the 29th.

This is his third move. Hwang Seung-bin was not happy about it either. He said, “I changed teams again in one season. Honestly, I thought, ‘Is this really a good thing? However, as coach Shin Young-cheol told me, I thought it was right to go to an environment where I could play volleyball better.”

Hwang continued, “Up until now, while playing volleyball, I used to try small and large things on myself during training. For example, I would try to find a style that suits me well by making changes that only I can recognize, such as a slightly different hand shape or a different foot step. At the same time, get the feel for it. I try to find the tosses that I was confident with,” he concluded.

A move is always new. You have to adapt to new teammates, plays, and team atmosphere. “The first time is always awkward,” said Hwang Seung-bin. But since I’ve done it twice, I don’t think it will be too difficult. In fact, when I moved to Samsung Fire, I needed quite a bit of time to adjust, but with Woori Card, that time was shortened,” he said, adding, “(Jung) Min-soo and I talked a lot, (Han) Gook-i was after the army, (Baek) Kwang-hyun and I have been together for a long time at Korean Air, Samsung Fire, and Sangsung, and (Hwang) Kyung-min was also at Samsung Fire.” He also introduced KB Insurance’s strong support team 메이저놀이터.

KB Insurance was also relieved. This is because their starting setter, Hwang Taek-ui, joined the Korean Armed Forces this year. The team has Shin Seung-hoon, born in 2000, and Park Hyun-bin, born in 2004, but neither has played a full season as a starting setter. They have potential, but the risks are obvious. The addition of Hwang Seung-bin to the KB Insurance roster balances out the setters.

After joining the team, Hwang spoke with head coach Hoo In-jung. “He told me to have fun. He told me that the setter is the one who runs the game, so I should have fun and play volleyball.”

KB Insurance re-signed foreign player Bijena this year. “When I was at Korean Air, I was with Bijena for a couple of months after I left the business,” said Hwang Seung-bin about Bijena and Hwang Kyung-min, who played the main role in the previous season. “At that time, Bijena was injured, so we didn’t get along, but I’m personally looking forward to it. She is not a player who covers the setter’s ball. I think I’ll be able to play more comfortably. I’ve also played with Kyung-min at Samsung Fire. I think we’ll be able to match up well.”

KB Insurance was led by Hwang Taek-ui for seven consecutive seasons. Hwang Seung-bin is also familiar with Hwang’s style: “He has a pretty fast toss. The team colors are also focused on speed. I’ll have to adapt to that. I don’t think it will be too difficult,” he said confidently.

Hwang Seung-bin will continue to wear the number three jersey. Until university, he was assigned the number 2. Korean Air’s No. 2 was Han, so Hwang Seung-bin has worn No. 3 since his professional debut. However, KB Insurance’s number 3 belonged to Shin Seung-hoon. “For me, number 3 is a symbolic and special number. Luckily, Seung-hoon said he would make a concession. He said it was insensitive and he was sorry, but he was grateful. I think I should give him a small gift,” he said with a wry smile.

“First of all, I want to integrate well into the team, I want to play fun and interesting volleyball, and I want to prove my worth,” said Hwang Seung-bin. Hwang Seung-bin’s new challenge has begun.

It’s varsity time again…and captain Park has a lot on her shoulders

It’s national team time again. The task at hand is to restore the pride that was shattered last year.

Led by head coach César Hernández González (Spain), the Korea Women’s National Team is in full training mode in Turkuye, the host city of the FIVB Volleyball Nations League 2023 (VNL) Week 1 tournament. Korea will open the tournament on June 1 (KST) with a first-round match against Turkiye, followed by Canada (June 2), USA (June 3) and Thailand (June 4). The team will then travel to Brazil and Suwon for the second and third weeks of competition.

South Korea suffered an embarrassing 12-game loss at the VNL last year. Kim Yeon-kyung, Kim Soo-ji (Heungkuk Life Insurance), and Yang Hyo-jin (Hyundai E&C), who were part of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games fourth-place finish, returned to the tournament, but it was humiliating to fail to pick up a single point.

Park Jung-ah (Pepper Savings Bank), the captain of this year’s team after last year’s team, will be especially determined. She can’t let her fans down again. Moreover, the atmosphere of the first VNL is of utmost importance this year, as there will be a series of major international competitions such as the Paris 2024 Olympic Qualifiers and the Hangzhou Asian Games.

“This year, I want to come back with a smile on my face,” Park, who showed confidence in a recent public interview at the Jincheon Athletes’ Village, told reporters before departing for Turkuye on the 22nd. “Last year, there were many young players who were new to the international stage. I’m sure they will have grown a little more through last year’s experience.”

안전놀이터 The biggest change from last year is the expansion of the staff. Broadcast commentator Han Yumi was appointed as the varsity coach, and Kim Yeon-kyung is helping the juniors as an advisor. “I’m getting a lot of help,” Park said.

Park has been working tirelessly since last year. Called up to the national team right after the end of the 2021-2022 V-League season, she was voted captain for the first time and had a packed schedule that included the VNL and World Championships. He struggled to rescue the team from its slump, but was unable to prevent the worst losing streak of his career. As a result of his hard work, he contracted shingles at the beginning of the 2022-2023 V-League season and struggled for a while. After slumping in the middle of the season, he proved his worth on the big stage in the playoffs and championship game, leading Korea Express to the top. All that energy took its toll on his body.

After the season, he became a free agent (FA) and took a break to wear a Pepper Savings Bank jersey at the highest level. But less than a month later, he was called up to the national team. “It’s true that there’s a lot of pressure, but it’s unavoidable, so I’m determined to overcome it,” he said.

Fateful Game 7…Tatum “I’ve never been this excited”, Butler “We have to win”

It’s come to this, and now this one game will determine the ultimate winner 먹튀검증.

The Boston Celtics and Miami Heat will meet in Game 7 of the Eastern Conference Finals at 9:30 a.m. ET on March 30.

The series is tied at three games apiece, but the mood is completely in Boston’s favor. They were down 3-0 through three games, but then won three straight from games four through six.

What’s more, the venue for Game 7 is Boston’s home, TD Garden. Boston ace Jayson Tatum said, “I still can’t believe it. I’ve never been so excited to go back to Boston in my life.”

Especially in Game 6, when Derrick White’s buzzer-beating putback miraculously won a game they thought they’d lost. As Jaylen Brown recalled, “White came out like a bolt of lightning and saved the game. It was an unbelievable movie.”

Boston is looking to make history. The Celtics are only the fourth team in NBA history to take a best-of-seven playoff series to Game 7 after losing three straight. However, the previous three teams all lost in Game 7.

Miami, which had made it this far as the No. 8 seed in the East, panicked. From a chance at a sweep to a reverse sweep, the team’s one-two punch of Jimmy Butler and Bam Adebayo faltered badly on offense and gave up the lead.

Butler said, “If I had played better, we wouldn’t have gone to Game 7. It’s totally my fault. I’m going to play well in Game 7. We’re going to win,” he said.

‘We’re going to miss KIM,’ Coach Ten Haag fumed… “Opportunity gone. Must invest aggressively”

In the wake of news that ‘oil money’ Newcastle have entered the race to sign Kim Min-jae (27, Napoli), Manchester United (United) manager Eric ten Hagh (53) has urged the club to “invest”.

“Mourinho insists the club must invest in the summer if they are to compete for trophies next season,” British media outlet 90min reported on Tuesday.

United finished the 2022-2023 English Premier League (EPL) season in third place. That was better than their sixth-place finish the previous season. With their momentum back, United’s goal is to win the league next season.

“The club is moving in the right direction, but we need to bring in players to take it to the next level,” Van Gaal told the media after the EPL final against Fulham on Sept. 29 (a 2-1 United win).

“There has to be a huge investment (in the summer transfer window),” he said, “We still have a long way to go. If you want to compete for trophies, you have to invest. If you don’t, you’ll lose out to other clubs. “If you want to compete for trophies, you have to invest, otherwise you will be behind other clubs.” He emphasized that he wants to invest heavily and win the title next season.

At the center of United’s summer transfer plans is the acquisition of a new number nine. According to 90min, the Red Devils want to sign one of Harry Kane (Tottenham), Victor Osimhen (Napoli), Dusan Blagojevich (Juventus), or Lautaro Martinez (Inter Milan).

In addition, the outlet adds that defender “Kim Min-Jae is also being linked with a move to United.”

Even Van Gaal is urging United’s hierarchy to invest heavily. If the club is passive, they could miss out on players who are on their radar.

Until recently, United were strongly linked with Kim Min-jae. However, amidst the uncertainty of a possible sale, the club is suddenly in danger of losing the lead to ‘oil money’ Newcastle.

The Red Devils will need to solidify their defense next season. With first-choice defender Harry Maguire becoming an “automatic door” due to his sub-par defense, a defensive transplant has become a necessity. The Sun recently reported that United would be willing to pay a buyout to bring in Kim Min-Jae.

However, Newcastle, who are well-funded, are also keen to sign the rare ‘monster’ defender. They are as active as Man United because money is not an obstacle.

After stints in the Korean K League 1, Jeonbuk Hyundai and the Chinese Super League, Kim made the move to Fenerbahçe in 2021.

In just one season with the club, Kim won the Italian Serie A title. He helped the team reach the top. Led by a solid defense, Napoli won the Scudetto for the first time in 33 years, since the 1989-1990 season with the late Diego Maradona.

“Newcastle are reportedly fans of ‘the world’s best center back’ Kim Min-jae,” according to the Newcastle-based newspaper Jordi Boot Voice, which recently reported that Newcastle are keen to trigger his buyout clause. European soccer transfer expert Fabrizio Romano echoed the sentiment, saying that Newcastle are pushing to sign Kim. The situation is far from reassuring for United, who have been leading the race to sign the player 메이저놀이터.

In the meantime, United’s ‘commander-in-chief’, Van Gaal, has been urging the club to ‘invest heavily’.

Why is Ronaldo going to Japan this summer for the first time in eight years? To promote a product he’s endorsing?

Cristiano Ronaldo (38, Al Nasr) will visit Japan.

“Ronaldo has decided to visit Osaka, Japan at the end of July,” Japanese media such as Sports Hochi reported. It will be his first visit to Japan in eight years. Ronaldo will also participate in an event where he will meet 200 fans by lottery 안전놀이터.”

Ronaldo’s reason for traveling to Japan is to promote a product he is modeling. Ronaldo is an ambassador for a Japanese brand of body-worn exercise aids.

“I’m going to Japan for the first time in eight years. I’m going to Japan for the first time in eight years to tell them how great the new product I’m promoting is. I want everyone to experience this belt. I’m looking forward to meeting the Japanese fans.”

Ronaldo is still feeling the wrath of South Korean fans after he did not play in a match during Juventus’ visit in 2019. A group of angry fans filed a lawsuit to return their tickets.

Ronaldo faced South Korea for Portugal at the 2022 World Cup in Qatar, but was held scoreless after a lackluster performance. Hwang Hee-chan’s goal in extra time gave South Korea a 2-1 victory over Portugal. Ronaldo has even been mocked for returning the favor with his poor performance against South Korea.

MLB’s San Diego, facing ‘catching shortage,’ signs veteran Sanchez

The San Diego Padres, an offense plagued by cold bats from its catchers, have acquired veteran reliever Gary Sanchez, according to and other U.S. media outlets.

San Diego acquired Sanchez, who was claimed off waivers from the New York Mets last week, for a relatively modest $1.1 million 먹튀검증.

Sanchez, who has 154 home runs and 402 RBIs in his nine-year big league career, made a name for himself as an offensive catcher, hitting 138 home runs in seven years with the New York Yankees from 2015-2021.

But after being traded to the Minnesota Twins last year, he’s been a free agent ever since.

After being released by Minnesota after the season, he signed minor league deals with both the San Francisco Giants and Mets this year in hopes of resurrecting his career in the big leagues, but it hasn’t worked out and he’s moved teams for the third time this year.

San Diego spent an astronomical amount of money to build a formidable offense, but it’s not looking good right now, with the team tied for last place in the National League West with the Colorado Rockies.

Catching is a particular problem.

Austin Nola, who broke his nose in an exhibition game, is batting just .131, and rookie Brett Sullivan is batting .170.

Luis Camposano, who has fared better at .238, was lost earlier this month after injuring his right thumb.

San Diego has been grasping at straws to bolster its offense, signing experienced catcher Kevin Plawecki to a minor league deal nine days ago.

Sanchez has appeared in three big league games for the Mets, going 1-for-6.

“That’s a good pitch…” 1-7 with a 5.62 ERA. A foreign pitcher who doesn’t change is sent to Game 2. This is his second warning.

This is a second warning. If it doesn’t change, there’s nothing to look forward to.

I’m talking about KT Wiz’s new foreign pitcher, Bo Schuler. KT removed Schuler from the first team roster on the 29th.

Acquired in a trade for Odrisamer Despaigne, Schuler was expected to provide a foreign one-two punch alongside Wes Benjamin with a fastball over 150km/h and a variety of changeups.

However, his early results in the KBO have been abysmal. In nine games, he’s 1-7 with a 5.62 ERA. His strikeout rate is a whopping 3.33.

Schuler made his debut on April 11 against the NC Dinos, and although he took the loss, he raised expectations with seven innings of four-hit, one-run ball, and earned his first win on April 16 against the Hanwha Eagles with six innings of four-hit ball. 메이저사이트

The nightmare began on March 22 when he took the loss against the Doosan Bears, giving up five runs (four earned) on 11 hits in seven innings. Since then, he hasn’t won a game and has lost six straight. On April 28 against the Samsung Lions, the only game without a win, he was on the verge of losing after giving up three runs in five innings, but a dramatic eight-run eighth inning tied the game at 8-8. That game was also a 9-10 loss for KT, meaning that in the nine games that Schuler has pitched, KT has gone 1-8.

There are many problems, but the first is that Schuler has not yet adapted to the KBO. He tends to stick to his own style. Against the LG Twins on April 17, Schuler asked the coaching staff if he could pitch with his lead, and manager Lee Kang-cheol agreed. In that game, Schuler pitched a scoreless third inning but gave up five runs on four hits and two walks in the bottom of the fourth inning.

Lee has been working on a solution ever since. On Nov. 21, Lee noted a change in Schuler’s pitching style when he worked with him out of the bullpen. Usually, foreign pitchers prefer to pitch with a fastball. If the fastball is so good that the opponent knows it and can’t hit it properly, it doesn’t matter, but otherwise, they have to mix up their pitches and face Korean hitters.

“Korean hitters have good fastballs,” Lee said, “so you need a mix, you need to be more precise with your pitches. He definitely has good stuff,” Lee said. “He doesn’t need more innings. He just needs to throw six good innings. You don’t need 100 in three or four innings,” he advised Schoeller, who was trying to throw too much. It was advice, but it was also his first warning. The fact that the coach himself told him that he had to change is a sign of patience.

On the 23rd, against the Kiwoom Heroes, Schuler clearly showed improvement. He gave up two runs on six hits in 6⅓ innings, his first quality start in over a month. The offense didn’t get the support it needed in the 1-3 loss, leaving Schuler the losing pitcher, but there is hope.

But in his very next start, hope turned to despair. On the 28th, he gave up six runs on eight hits in 3⅓ innings against Samsung Electronics. KT’s four-game winning streak came to an end after giving up an early run, losing 4-6.

Lee issued his second warning. He sent Schuler down to the second team. He told him that he needed to make a change in the second team. If Schuler didn’t change, KT would be forced to look for a new foreign pitcher.

It is not uncommon for a pitcher to insist on his own pitching in Korea and then get beaten up and leave. Lee also had to deal with William Cuevas and Despaigne before him and their pitching styles.

KT has Jang Sung-woo wearing a mask with a good lead. He has the ability to build on the good pitches of the day. It’s just a matter of adjusting to Korean baseball, where the catcher’s input is largely deferred to, unlike in the U.S. where the pitcher takes the lead. Now it’s up to Schuler.

‘Monster’ Holland’s choice is Arsenal captain “If you had to pick a player of the year other than me…”

The epic 2022-23 English Premier League season was all about Elling Holland (22, Manchester City).

The monster was definitely different. Holland was labeled a goal-scoring monster even before he arrived in the Premier League. Having already shown flashes of potential as a teenager playing for Austria’s Red Bull Salzburg, Holland went on to establish himself as a big league striker with Borussia Dortmund in the German Bundesliga.

When Holland pulled on the Manchester City shirt this season, he didn’t need an adjustment period. A completely different environment, style of play, and a slightly unorthodox tactic hasn’t held him back from becoming one of the world’s best.

A prolific goal scorer from the league’s opening day, Holland exploded for 13 goals in the first 10 games, including three hat-tricks, to dominate the top scorer’s race early on. His unstoppable goal-scoring streak soon escalated to the point where he could make Premier League history, top scorer or not.

Holland lived up to the hype, scoring 36 goals to become the league’s top scorer. He broke the record for most goals in a single season in the 38-round Premier League, as well as the previous record for most goals in a 42-game season in English professional soccer.

Not surprisingly, Holland dominated the individual awards. He swept the Premier League Secretary’s Player of the Year and Young Player of the Year awards, as well as the Football Writers’ Association (FWA) Male Player of the Year.

It’s a season where there’s no disputing that Holland was the best, but the monster insists there was some strong competition. “If I had to pick another player for player of the year, I would say Martin Ødegaard (24, Arsenal) had a really good season,” Holland told William Hill on Tuesday. 토토사이트

The Arsenal captain has been a key part of the Gunners’ dream of winning the Premier League for the first time since 2004. In 37 league games this season, he scored 15 goals and provided seven assists. Holland highlighted Ödegaard as the engine of Arsenal’s title push.

Of course, camaraderie also plays a big role in the selection. Holland and Ödegaard are from the same country, Norway. While there is a lot of familiarity between the two as national teammates, Ödegaard’s performances cannot be ignored, giving the nod to Holland.

‘Smiling and showing us’: Yoo Jung-woo on how Chungnam University is leading the way

“We want to make a meaningful season.”

Chungnam University won a three-set match 3-2 (25-22, 19-25, 18-25, 25-19, 15-13) against Chosun University in a qualifying match for the 2023 KUSF College Volleyball U-League at Chosun University Gymnasium in Gwangju on Saturday.

Sophomore outside hitter Jungwoo Yoo (OH, 188 cm) led the way with 17 points, including two blocks. She had the most points on the team while committing just two errors.

After the game, Yoo said, “When (Kim) Seung-hyun got hurt, it really shook up the team. There were parts of the game that were disturbing, but we worked hard without losing our focus, and it feels good to see that it paid off,” he said after the win. Chungnam National University was also nervous as Chosun University was playing strongly at home. Yoo Jung-woo said, “We were also worried. We didn’t feel that it was that difficult because we were playing at a lower level than the other teams,” he said.

During the match against Gyeongsang National University, main outside hitter Kim Seung-hyun (4th year, 186 cm) was injured. He tore a ligament and was unable to play in the first half of the U-League. In his place, head coach Lee Ki-beom inserted Yoo Jung-woo, who said, “(Yoo) is originally an outside hitter. He played as an outside hitter due to team circumstances, but I expected him to do well because he had experience in the position,” he said.

Playing as an outside hitter for the first time in a long time, Yoo was also under pressure. “I was worried about this match,” he said. There were some unstable parts, but I think I helped the team, so I’m satisfied,” he said.
“It’s a position I’ve always played, so I had a feeling. I prefer the outside hitter’s offense. Of course, there is some pressure to receive,” he said.

Yoo is definitely taking advantage of his opportunities when they come, but there are still concerns. Last season, a series of injuries slowed him down. He wants to make it a good one after a difficult start to the season. “(Kim) Seung-hyun got injured, and then I got injured, and it was like a routine. So on the one hand, I’m worried. This season, I want to break the jinx and show a good game without getting injured.”

The team has shown more stability than last season and is looking like a strong team. Yoo Jung-woo said, “The coach tells us to do our thing regardless of winning or losing. We also try to make the game fun and happy for each other. We laugh more than the other teams on the court, and that creates a synergistic effect,” he said. As he said, Coach Lee focused on improving his team’s performance rather than winning or losing. It is no exaggeration to say that this is what made Chungnam University what it is today.

With 4 wins and 1 loss, Chungnam University is closing in on first place Kyungpook National University (5 wins). On Wednesday, May 31, the two teams will meet at Chungnam National University Gymnasium. Yoo Jung-woo says, “Kyungpook National University has a lot of momentum. We’ve played a lot of practice games with them, and we’ve played a lot of matches. Playing at home, I think our momentum will be even better,” he smiled.

In conclusion, he said, “I think our team is better than last year. We will play well in the remaining matches and end the season with a meaningful one.”

Chungnam National University and Kyungpook National University meet after the victory. Let’s see if Chungnam National University’s happy volleyball can work once again.


No compensation player nominations, SK-KT-KGC-Korea Gas Corporation compensation selected

Seoul SK (Choi Joon-yong), Anyang KGC (Moon Sung-gon), Suwon KT (Yang Hong-seok), and Daegu KOGAS (Jung Hyo-geun) have exercised their compensation designation rights for 2023 KBL free agency, opting for cash compensation for each player’s transfer.

Jeonju KCC will pay SK 1.1 billion won, 200% of Choi Jun-yong’s 2022-2023 salary of 550 million won, KT will pay KGC 1 billion won, 200% of Moon Sung-gon’s 2022-2023 salary of 500 million won, KGC will pay KOGAS 600 million won, 200% of Jung Hyo-geun’s 2022-2023 salary of 300 million won, and Changwon LG will pay KT 1 billion won, 200% of Yang Hong-seok’s 2022-2023 salary of 500 million won.