Archives May 2023

Son Heung-min hits double-digit offensive points, ‘the beauty of Yujong’

Tottenham wins behind the ‘Sonke duo’ but falls short of qualifying for Europe.

Tottenham ran out convincing 4-1 winners away to Leeds United in the 38th round of the 2022-2023 English Professional Soccer Premier League final at Elland Road in Leeds, England, on Sept. 29 (ET).

The Premier League is a 20-team competition with first through fourth place qualifying for the European Champions League, fifth and sixth place qualifying for the Europa League, and seventh place qualifying for the Europa Conference League. Tottenham, who were in eighth place before the game, needed to move up to seventh place to qualify for European competition.

The ‘Sonke Duo’ shared the first goal… Tottenham’s final victory

Desperate for a win, Tottenham went with Harry Kane and Son Heung-min as their top two strikers, and the goals came early.

In the second minute of the first half, Son set up Kane in the box with a perfect pass, and the Englishman rattled the net with a right-footed shot. It was Kane’s 29th goal of the season and Son’s sixth assist.

Leeds, who were just as desperate for a win as Tottenham to avoid relegation to the second tier, fought back but were unable to find the back of the net, with several shots going just wide of the target.

Instead, Tottenham grabbed a second in the second minute of stoppage time. Kane used a fantastic individual effort to beat two defenders before feeding Pedro Foro, who curled a right-footed shot into the corner of the net to give Spurs a 2-0 lead.

Leeds, who were forced to make a number of substitutions, pulled a goal back in the 23rd minute through Jack Harrison, but Tottenham made it 3-1 two minutes later when Kane rattled the net again, this time from a pass from Foro.

With the game in hand, Tottenham scored a late consolation goal in stoppage time from Lucas Moura, who has decided to leave the club at the end of the season. The Spurs players rushed to congratulate Moura and bid him a fond farewell.

But Tottenham weren’t smiling… ‘Failed’ to qualify for Europe for the first time in 14 years

The game ended in a 4-1 victory for Spurs, and Son, who added an assist, has now scored 10 goals and provided six assists in the Premier League. Add to that two goals in the Champions League and two in the FA Cup, and you have a total of 14 goals and six assists for double-digit attacking points.

Most notably, he reached a milestone this season when he scored his 100th Premier League goal. To date, Son is only the 34th player to score 100+ goals in the Premier League, the 14th foreigner, and the first Asian player.

Tottenham, however, did not have the last laugh. At the same time, seventh-place Aston Villa defeated Brighton 2-1, confirming Spurs’ eighth-place finish. This means Spurs have not been invited to compete in Europe in 14 years, since the 2008-2009 season 메이저놀이터.

With the Premier League title out of the question, and their last hope of qualifying for Europe, Spurs will have a busy transfer market this summer.

Speculation is already rife that ambitious star striker Kane will leave for a team that can compete for the title. Spurs are in the market for a new manager, and if Kane leaves, Son Heung-min will have to make a big change.

It will be interesting to see how Tottenham rebuild after their disappointing results this season.

‘Substitute’ Moon Hyun-ho ‘completely shut down Gambia’ with back-to-back super saves

Moon Hyun-ho made a super save to keep Kim Eun-jung alive.

The South Korea Under-20 national football team, led by head coach Kim Eun-Joong, drew 0-0 with the Gambia in their third Group F match of the FIFA U-20 World Cup Argentina 2023 at Estadio Malvinas Argentina in Mendoza, Argentina, on Monday at 6 a.m. ET. With the draw, South Korea (5 points, 1 win, 2 draws) advance to the Round of 16 as Group F runners-up and will face Group B runners-up Ecuador for a spot in the quarterfinals.

They had already qualified for the round of 16 regardless of the outcome of today’s game. South Korea had no reason to go all out as they had achieved their goal. Coach Kim Eun-joong made a number of changes to the starting lineup from the previous match against Honduras.

Su Moon-jang was replaced for a different reason. Kim Jun-hong was suspended for the second consecutive game for a red card. Kim went with Moon Hyun-ho in goal, who made his professional debut with Chungnam Asan FC after growing up at Matan High School.

Moon was fully up to the challenge. The Gambia attacked with lanky strikers Amada Bozie, Mansour Mbier, and Bailo Ba, all of whom were supported by Lamine Marong. The sharpness they showed against Honduras and France was impressive.

South Korea came close on several occasions, but Moon was there to save the day. In the first minute of the second half, after a cross from Ba, Bojang attempted a header past Mbia but was denied by a super save from Moon. In the fourth minute of the second half, Mbia’s shot was also stopped in front of Moon.

There were some sparkling moments. In the 22nd minute, Salifu Kohli took a cutback and shot on goal. Dynamo was caught in a narrow field of vision, but he stretched out his arm to block. The ball hit the bar post and landed in the arms of Moon Hyun-ho. It was a narrow escape for South Korea 안전놀이터.

South Korea ended up drawing with the Gambia to close out the group stage. It’s encouraging that they went through France, Honduras, and the Gambia unbeaten, and that they’ve booked their spot in the round of 16 early and have the stamina to do so. The substitutes, including Moon Hyun-ho, did a great job.

Kim Eun-joong-ho will now head into the tournament. His round of 16 opponent will be Group B runner-up Ecuador. Korea and Ecuador will meet on June 2 at 6 a.m. at the Estadio Unico Madre de Ciudades in Santiago del Estero, Argentina.

‘The walls are high in the big leagues,’ Dodgers top prospect gives up 7 runs on 10 hits in 2 innings…LAD loses 10-11

Los Angeles Dodgers rookie pitcher Gavin Stone (25) was roughed up by the Tampa Bay Rays’ hard-hitting lineup.

Stone allowed seven runs on 10 hits with three walks and seven strikeouts in two innings of work against the Tampa Bay Rays at Tropicana Field on Monday (Sept. 29) in St. Petersburg, Florida, USA.

The Dodgers have been without Julio Urias, Dustin May, and others due to injury, leaving a gaping hole in their starting rotation. As a result, the Dodgers have been calling up prospects like Stone and Bobby Miller to fill the gaps in their starting rotation.

Stone is a top prospect, ranked 43rd in the majors and 4th on the Dodgers in’s prospect rankings. However, since making his big league debut on April 4, he has struggled with a 14.40 ERA in three games (10 innings). 먹튀검증

In this game in particular, he couldn’t handle the Tampa Bay offense and was pulled in the third inning. After giving up singles to Wander Franco and Harold Ramirez in the first inning to put runners on second and third, Stone gave up a leadoff single to Isaac Paredes.

The Dodgers rallied to take a 3-1 lead in the top of the second, but Stone gave up a 3-7 lead in the bottom of the inning on a Jose Ciri triple, Luke Reilly RBI double, Franco RBI single, Brandon Lowe RBI single, Ramirez RBI single, Paredes RBI double, and Josh Lowe RBI single. Stone, who threw 57 pitches, was replaced by Phil Bickford in the third inning and finished the night.

The Dodgers offense didn’t go away easily, pounding out 12 hits and five home runs. The game was tied at 10-10 through six innings. However, Franco’s RBI single in the seventh inning put the game out of reach, 10-11. Chris Taylor went 3-for-3 with two home runs, two doubles, three RBIs and two walks, while Max Muncy, J.D. Martinez and Tracy Thompson also homered in the loss.

Tailgate goes bang~’gyun-an-shin’ and we lose a lying 6-run upset

The ‘Lotte Effect’ led to an unbelievable comeback at Gocheok Sky Dome in Seoul, which was sold out for the second consecutive night.

The Kiwoom Heroes clawed their way out of a four-game losing streak with a 7-5 victory over the Lotte Giants, thanks to a dramatic come-from-behind grand slam by Lim Ji-yeol, in the 2023 Shinhan Bank SOL KBO League at Gocheok Sky Dome in Seoul on Monday.

Lotte’s hopes of overtaking second-place SSG Landers, who did not play due to rain, were dashed.

The impact of a furious five-run ninth inning comeback from an 0-6 deficit the previous day was the catalyst for Kiwoom’s turnaround.

Lotte dominated Kiwoom until the middle of the game, thanks to a strong performance from starter Na Gyun-an, who struck out nine in six innings and limited them to one run, and the focus of their bats.

LOTTE scored two runs in the bottom of the second inning on two sacrifice flies by Ko Seung-min and Han Dong-hee, and took a 3-0 lead two batters later on a leadoff triple by Jeon Jun-woo and an RBI single by Ahn Chi-hong.

In the fifth inning, with the score 3-1, Lotte added two more runs on a sacrifice fly by Jeon Jun-woo and a single up the middle by Ahn Chi-hong.

Kiwoom pounded the Lotte bullpen after Na Gyun-an was hit by a pitch.

Trailing 1-5 in the seventh inning, a double and a walk loaded the bases and an infield grounder brought in a run.

Then, in the “Promised Eighth,” the tide turned. After three consecutive hits and a sacrifice fly by Kim Dong-heon made it 3-5, Lim Ji-yeol’s mid-month home run with the bases loaded threw cold water on the Lotte supporters’ seats.

Seoul’s Gocheok Sky Dome, which had previously been filled with Lotte chants that could be confused with Busan’s Sajik Stadium, was suddenly filled with Kiwoom chants.

Samsung snaps three-game losing streak thanks to Koo’s 3-RBI blast, Won Tae-in’s 3-win performance

The Samsung Lions snapped a three-game losing streak with a 6-4 victory over the KT Wiz at home in Daegu.

Samsung took a 3-0 lead in the top of the second inning on a sacrifice fly by Lee Jae-hyun and a two-run double to right-center by leadoff hitter Koo Ja-ook.

After Kang Min-ho made it 4-0 with a solo home run in the third, Koo exploded once more in the fourth.

With one out and two on, he doubled to right-center, sending Kang home. He scored when Jose Pirela singled to left.

Koo finished with two doubles and three RBIs.

KT starter Bo Schuler gave up six runs on eight hits, including one home run, in 3 1/3 innings to suffer his worst loss of the season (1-7).

After striking out pinch-hitter Moon Sang-chul with the bases loaded in the fifth inning, Samsung’s Won Tae-in pitched six innings of three-hit ball to earn his third win (3-3). 스포츠토토

KT scored four runs in the top of the ninth, including a three-run homer by Lee Ho-yeon off Oh Seung-hwan, but ran out of outs.

The SSG Landers-Dusan Bears (Jamsil Stadium, Seoul) and Hanwha Eagles-NC Dinos (Changwon NC Park) games were canceled due to rain.

KKKKKKKKKKKKK→ML 18-win pace…KBO’s production is on par with Kershaw’s

KKKKKKKKKKKKK. That’s all I need to say. At this rate, he could win 18 games.

The product of the KBO is now cementing his place as a top-tier starter in the major leagues. Merrill Kelly (35) of the Arizona Diamondbacks played for the SK Wyverns (now the SSG Landers) from 2015 to 2018. He was able to capitalize on his success with SK to make it to the major leagues.

Kelly started the first inning of the 2023 Major League Baseball home game against the Boston Red Sox at Chase Field in Phoenix, Arizona, USA, on April 29 (KST).

After getting out of a bases-loaded jam in the top of the first inning by striking out Justin Turner on a wild pitch, Kelly was able to gain momentum on the mound as Arizona jumped out to a 3-0 lead in the bottom of the first inning on Corbin Carroll’s two-run homer to left-center field. After giving up a leadoff single to Masataka Yoshida in the top of the second, Kelly retired Jared Duran and Triston Casas in order to take the pressure off of him, and Geraldo Perdomo’s solo home run to right-center field in the bottom of the second gave the A’s a 4-0 lead. 안전놀이터

Kelly struck out leadoff hitter Emanuel Valdez in the top of the third and gave up a double to right to Connor Wong, but induced Alex Verdugo to fly out to second and Rafael Devers to ground out to first to preserve the no-hitter. In the top of the fourth, he walked Yoshida with one out, but again, nothing happened. Just like in the second, he struck out both Duran and Casas. In the top of the fifth, two infield flies and an infield grounder got Kelly out of a three-out jam, and in the top of the sixth, he retired Verdugo, Devers, and Yoshida on strikeouts.

After striking out Duran to lead off the seventh, Kelly gave up a single to Casas and a walk to Enrique Hernandez, and Arizona opted to bring in Andrew Chaffin. Leaving the mound with two runners on base, Kelly was forced to surrender his first and last run of the game when Verdugo singled to left.

The result: 6 1/3 innings, four hits, two walks, 10 strikeouts and one earned run. Arizona won, 4-2, and Kelly picked up his sixth win of the season, moving him into a tie for the National League lead in wins with teammate Zack Greinke, along with Clayton Kershaw (Los Angeles Dodgers), Justin Verlander (Chicago Cubs), and Mitch Keller (Pittsburgh Pirates). He’s on pace to reach 18 wins at this rate. This is the second time this year that Kelly has had a double-digit strikeout game. On April 6, he tossed seven innings of one-run ball against the Washington Nationals, striking out 10. Kelly lowered his season ERA to 2.83.

A 145-kilometer pitcher in recreational baseball: what’s the secret to a ‘never give up’ hero?

The Korea Baseball Softball Association (KBSA) hosted the ‘2023 2nd Shido Daehang Baseball Tournament’ on Feb. 28, ending with Chungcheongnam-do winning the title. The tournament, which is in its second year after last year’s, is the highest-level competition in recreational baseball, open to any player who has not been registered as a professional athlete since February 28, 2023.

With many former professional players participating and showing a higher level of baseball than last year, Chungcheongnam-do defeated last year’s runner-up team, Busan Metropolitan City, in the semifinals and then won the final against Gwangju Metropolitan City 5-2 at Daejeon Hanwha Life Eagles Park on the 28th. Once again, the mound was the driving force, as it held off Gwangju’s bats.

On the day, Chungnam was able to hold off Gwangju thanks to a strong performance from right-hander Cho Bum-jun (26), who was the second pitcher after starter Lim Do-hyuk. With a 2-0 lead, Cho Bum-joon relieved Lim Do-hyuk with the bases loaded in the third inning and struck out Jung Gun-seok, Kim Min-ho, and Lim Tae-joon to put out the fire. He continued to pitch well in the fourth inning, not allowing a run. Despite allowing the tying run to score in the fifth, he was impressive enough to be named the game’s Most Valuable Player.

The big surprise was his control. Most of these former professionals are now working for a living. As they age, their athleticism declines and it’s hard for them to put in the work to compensate. Naturally, their batting average also drops. Lim Do-hyuk and Kim Jin-woo, Gwangju’s second pitcher of the day, also played professionally, but their top speeds were in the low 130 kilometers per hour. Cho Bum-joon, on the other hand, didn’t have a ball that went below 140 mph.

The Gwangju hitters were left with their tongues hanging out as Cho threw hard pitches in the mid-140s on the day. His fastball touched 145 mph, and given the weather conditions, it could have been even faster. He was able to keep the Gwangju hitters at bay with his fastball outside the zone. In terms of velocity alone, it was “foul” in the club competition.

Cho is still young at 26 years old. He graduated from Dongsan High School and Incheon Talent University and was drafted by the Nexen in the 7th round (64th overall) in 2019. While his restraint wasn’t particularly strong during his high school career, he showed a marked improvement in his college career, leading to his professional designation.

However, he never made it to the first team and only played in the Futures League (second division) for three years from 2019 to 2021. He left the organization after the 2021 season after compiling a 3-3 record with a 6.63 ERA in 48 games in the Futures League. But he hasn’t given up on his professional dreams just yet. He’s been working hard to get back in shape, and his fastball, which sits in the mid-to-high 140s, has been maintained in that endeavor.

After the game, Cho said, “I’m very happy that we worked well as a team and won. I’m grateful to the officials and my family for their continued support despite the rain. I also want to say thank you to my mom, dad, and brother.”

The key to maintaining his restraint was consistent exercise. “I think the fact that I kept working out to join a professional team even after I was released gave me good results,” Cho said. “Before I came, I said I would still practice, but I didn’t pitch much. I think I lost strength as the number of pitches increased.” If you continue to train systematically, you can expect even better results.

While the Trial by Fire is the pinnacle of recreational baseball, it’s also a great way for players who haven’t yet given up on their professional dreams to stay motivated. The protagonist of the second edition was Cho Bum-jun. It will be interesting to see if his future story will include a try vs. try baseball tournament.


‘Solid performance from the trio’ Hongik University beats Kyung Hee University to end losing streak

Hongik University won their qualifying match for the 2023 KUSF University Volleyball U-League against Kyung Hee University 3-1 (25-21, 25-19, 21-25, 25-19) in straight sets at Kyung Hee University Sunseung Hall in Yongin on 26 November.

Eighth-ranked Kyung Hee University (2-2, 5-1) and 10th-ranked Hongik University (1-3, 3-1) faced off. Kyung Hee University came into the match on a two-game winning streak, while Hongik University was on a two-game losing streak.

KU turned the tide. Mayumin (sophomore, OH, 190cm) and Kim Jun-ho (sophomore, OP, 198cm) led the one-two punch with 23 points, followed by Song Gun-hwan (freshman, MB, 198cm) with 10 points. Meanwhile, Kyung Hee University was led in double figures by Park Ye-chan (junior, OP, 200 cm) with 25 points, but it wasn’t enough.

Kyung Hee’s receiving line was shaky from the start. Hongik University took the lead with a service ace from Lee Yoo-bin (Sr., S, 188cm) as they were able to penetrate the Kyung Hee receivers. Kyung Hee University’s offence didn’t get any easier. Back-to-back attacks led to errors, allowing Hongik to extend their lead to a 6-3 double.

The score was not going to get any closer. A block was added to the mix, forcing a Kyung Hee University timeout. Hongik took advantage of the momentum and added a service point from Mayumin to make it a double point again, 12-6.

The gap was not easily closed. Every time Kyung Hee University had a chance to counterattack, they missed with errors. Hongik University, which did not lose the momentum until the end, ended with a block and took the first set.

Hongik University continued the momentum of the first set. A service ace by Song Gun-hwan was followed by back-to-back points to make it 4-0. The momentum was not easily broken, and they further increased their lead.

Kim Jun-ho had seven points, Song Gun-hwan had five, and Mayumin had four. This, coupled with three points from Song Gun-hwan’s serve, allowed Hongik University to take the second set 25-19.

In the third set, Kyung Hee University took its first lead of the match at 3-2, but it didn’t last long. Hongik University quickly turned the tables and took the lead at 6-5. They then extended their lead to 8-5, forcing Kyung Hee University to take a timeout.

Kyung Hee University did not back down easily. They continued to chase down Hongik and got as close as 9-10, and Lee Jung-min served to tie the score at 10-10. After exchanging points, two consecutive blocks gave Kyung Hee University a 16-13 lead.

Hongik University called a timeout, but it wasn’t enough. Kyung Hee University scored four straight points again, holding Hong Ik University to 13 points and reaching the 20-point mark. Kyung Hee University’s scoring streak didn’t stop. From 14-13, they scored eight straight points to go up 22-13.

Hongik University chased hard, but it was difficult to pull away. Kyung Hee University took the third set 25-21 and pushed the match to a fourth set. 안전놀이터

Unfortunately, Kyung Hee University was unable to continue its previous set performance. From the start of the fourth set, Hongik University took control of the score and did not give up the lead. Kyung Hee University changed its setter from Park Jun-seo (sophomore, 183cm) to Park Seo-jin (freshman, 175cm), but it was difficult to change the atmosphere.

Hongik University’s blocking height came alive. Hongik University never relinquished the lead and took the match in four sets, ending their losing streak.

Day One selected Ham Jun-hoo “I believe in coach Kim Seung-ki”

“Coach Kim Seung-ki called me.”

The KBL announced on Nov. 22 that Goyang Day One and free agent Ham Jun-hoo (34, 195 cm) have signed a contract. The terms of the contract are two years and 80 million won in compensation.

Last season, Ham Jun-hoo helped Anyang KGC win the title, but he didn’t see much time on the court as a starter. He averaged 1.8 points and 0.6 rebounds in seven minutes and 50 seconds in five games. This compares to 9:23 minutes in 48 games in the 2021-2022 season. Hungry for playing time, Ham Jun-hoo took coach Kim Seung-ki up on his offer and stayed with Day One for two seasons.

“I didn’t get a lot of opportunities last season, but my performance was so good while I was at KGC. In the 2021-2022 season, I got a lot of opportunities. It wasn’t easy to leave because I was doing well, but coach Kim Seung-ki called me and I changed teams. The fact that Kim Seung-ki was there was the biggest reason for the move. The second reason was that I wanted to continue my career,” he said.

Ham Jun-hoo played with Kim in the 2020-2021 and 2021-2022 seasons at Anyang KGC. In 2021-2022, he averaged 1.7 points and 1.2 rebounds in 9:23 minutes in 48 games. That’s the most games he’s ever played in a season, and it’s clear that Kim knows and utilizes him well.

“I trust the coach. We’ve been together for two years, so we know each other’s styles. So we didn’t talk about much. I think he said simply, ‘I hope he comes. I think the first thing is to fulfill the coach’s expectations rather than my personal expectations. I didn’t play much last season, so I want to play, and I’m going to do my best.”

Ham Jun-hoo played for the Goyang Orion (now Day One) for two seasons, from the 2018-2019 season to the 2019-2020 season. He is not worried about adjusting to the new team as many of the players have remained with the organization.

“I have (Kim) Kang-seon, (Han) Hobin, and (Kim) Jin-yu. (Cho) Jin-yu went to the army, and we stayed in touch after he transferred. The basketball board is small, so I think we’ll eventually meet. There were a lot of players I was happy to see. (Jeon) Sung-hyun is there. (Choi) Hyun-min is a junior in college, so I know most of them. I don’t know if it’s because I’m older (laughs).”

In conclusion, he said, “I don’t have big goals or anything like that. First of all, I don’t think the coach’s expectations are high, so I want to fulfill them. I think it’s my last chance to play and I want to burn like a flame. I don’t have any big goals. I think the first thing is to fit in well with the team.” 먹튀검증

Again 2014, Last Dance by Oh Seung-geun and Kim Sun-hyung

South Korea’s Chu Il-seung-ho announces 16-man roster for Hangzhou 2022 Asian Games

South Korea’s national basketball team has announced its 16-man roster for the Hangzhou 2022 Asian Games. On May 26, the KBA announced the 16-man roster and 24 reserve players for the Hangzhou Asian Games after discussions with the Performance Improvement Committee.

This is the first time the national team has convened since the 2022 FIBA Asia Cup in July last year. The team has a hectic schedule ahead, starting with the Korea-Japan Basketball Trial in July, the FIBA Pre-Olympic Qualifying Tournament in August and the Hangzhou Asian Games in September. Led by head coaches Choo Il-seung and Lee Hoon-jae, the squad features a wide range of selections, from the most experienced player, Oh Se-geun (SK), to the youngest, Moon Jung-hyun (Korea University), spanning the professional and amateur ranks, domestic and international players, and new and old generations.

Most notable is the return of veterans Oh Se-geun and Kim Sun-hyung to the Taegeuk Mark. Both players are alumni of the ‘Chung-Ang University 52-game winning streak’ myth and are now superstars representing professional basketball. The two players, who had one of the most epic matchups of all time as opposing aces in the 2023 KBL Championship Finals, made headlines when Osegun, who became a free agent after the season ended with KGC as the overall champions, made a surprise move to SK with Kim Sun-hyung.

Oh and Kim were also regulars on the national team. They were part of the winning team at the 2014 Asian Games in Incheon, the last time Korean basketball reached the top of the international stage. Only three players from that squad are still on the national team today – Oh Se-geun, Kim Sun-hyung, and Kim Jong-kyu (Wonju DB).

It’s not uncommon for domestic players to get smaller when they go to international competitions. However, the duo of Oh and Kim have been one of the few players who have always been able to hold their own on the international stage. They are now in their mid-30s, but their skills are not rusty at all. Kim Sun-hyung won his second regular season MVP in 10 years this year, while Oh Se-geun won his third Final MVP, tied for the most in history. That’s why national team coach Chu Il-seung, who has emphasized generational change, brought the two veterans back to the national team.

The two players had been away from the national team for a while as they entered their 2020s. They had been away from the national team for a while as they entered their 20s, with nagging injuries and physical limitations, and the team was in need of a generational change. However, at the 2022 FIBA Asia Cup, the national team realized how much they needed the two players. Chu Il-seung-ho showed promise with his unique ‘forward basketball’ style, but in the quarterfinals against New Zealand, the absence of a seasoned leader and fixer was painful as the team collapsed due to injuries and mental battles.

Since winning the 2014 Asian Games in Incheon, Korea Basketball has struggled on the international stage. At the 2018 Asian Games in Palembang, Jakarta, they finished third and were plagued by selection noise. Heo Jae, Kim Sang-sik, and Cho Sang-hyun, the previous coaches of the national team, all resigned amid controversy after failing to fulfill their terms. In February last year, the national team was disqualified from the Asian qualifiers for the Basketball World Cup due to a spate of COVID-19 cases in the squad, forcing the team to take a year off from international competition after the Asia Cup.

The most important event of the year is the Asian Games. Originally scheduled for 2022 but postponed by a year due to the COVID-19 situation in host China, the Hangzhou Asian Games in September this year will be a chance for Korea Basketball to redeem itself.

Since the 2000s, South Korea has only reached the podium at home in Busan in 2002 and Incheon in 2014, but has struggled on the road. The last time Korea Basketball won an away title on the Asian stage was in 1997 at the FIA Asia Cup in Saudi Arabia (then known as the Asian Basketball Championship), 26 years ago. If we limit ourselves to the Asian Games, it’s been 41 years since they won gold in New Delhi in 1982.

Given their age, there is a good chance that the Hangzhou Asian Games will be their de facto “last dance” under the Korean flag. Current ace and naturalized Korean athlete Ra Gun-ah has already hinted at retiring from the national team after the Hangzhou Games. With the best roster since 2014, this tournament is a golden opportunity for Korea Basketball to overcome the away jinx and go for the title.

The key will be the health of Oh and Kim. Both are seniors, and the overtime game seven of last season’s championship game took a toll on their bodies. They don’t need to prove themselves anymore, so barring injury, they should be in the final roster. They are likely to be utilized as jokers to come in at key moments rather than full-time starters as they slowly build up their fitness with a focus on the Asian Games.

On the other hand, the introduction of new faces and the harmonization with the ‘Chuil Seung-pyo forward basketball’ is also noteworthy. Along with familiar faces like Oh Se-geun, Kim Sun-hyung, Ragan-ah, Heo Hoon, and Kim Jong-kyu, Park Ji-hoon of Anyang KGC Ginseng Corporation and Yang Jae-min, who plays for Utsunomiya in the Japanese B League, have been included in the national team’s training roster for the first time. Korea University standout Moon Jung-hyun is the only collegiate player to be named to the 16-man roster for the first time since 2022. Choo will focus on maximizing the competitiveness of the young players in the upcoming trials in July.

Chu made his international debut at the Asia Cup, where he impressed with his tactical use of long forwards. While the team’s performance at the Asia Cup was far from perfect due to the short amount of time they had to work together, it was significant in that it demonstrated the potential of a new style of basketball, away from the small lineup and three-point-oriented archery of the traditional Korean style. With the exception of a few irreplaceable players per position, this team is characterized by a large number of swingman-type players with size and athleticism, including Song Kyo-chang, Lee Woo-seok, Moon Jung-hyun, Yang Jae-min, and Lee Dae-heon.

However, there is a concern that some important resources will not be able to join the national team. Lee Hyun-jung, Yeo Joon-seok, and Choi are considered the future of Korean basketball 메이저놀이터.

Kingsley Coman=Winner? Former French, Italian, and German champion since his pro debut

If you need a championship, Kingsley Coman might be your man.

Bayern Munich were crowned 2022-23 German Bundesliga champions on Sunday, winning their 11th consecutive title and the 12th of his career.

He scored the opening goal in the eighth minute of the league final against FC Köln in a 2-1 victory. It was a lethal performance that ended Borussia Dortmund’s hopes of winning the title after an 11-year wait.

With this win, Coman continued his streak of winning every season since his professional debut. From Paris Saint-Germain in 2012-13 to Juventus and then Munich, he has won three leagues and 12 seasons in a row, an incredible feat.

“Despite being in his mid-20s, he already has 27 trophies in his cabinet, including 12 league titles,” said The Sun, a British publication, “and he has also been a runner-up at the Euros and World Cup with his country.”

In fact, Coman has won titles in all three of his national leagues – France, Italy, and Germany, as mentioned above. Two in France, two in Italy, and eight in Germany.

Coman has also won other trophies outside of the leagues. He’s lifted trophies in the League Cup, FA Cup, Club World Cup, Champions League, and more.

안전놀이터 It’s a league title that not many people get to win just once. While he hasn’t necessarily been at the center of the action every season, it’s hard to deny that he’s been incredibly lucky.

Meanwhile, Coman has won 12 league titles and is just one step away from tying Ryan Giggs’ record of 13. Giggs is a legend who won 13 titles with Manchester United. While it’s hard to compare him directly to Giggs, it’s a close call.