Archives July 2023

DEPLUS Kia moves to new CL head coach under Choi Cheon-ju… New head coach is CL coach Park Jun-hyung

DK has made changes to its coaching staff as it prepares for the LCK POs.

On the 31st, the organization announced on social media that it has made a change to its coaching staff regarding head coach Choi Cheon-ju.

According to the announcement, former LCK head coach Choi Cheon-ju will become the head coach of DK’s affiliated Challengers team, and former Challengers head coach Park Jun-hyung will become the LCK head coach.

DK is currently playing the 2023 LCK Summer Split and is currently in fourth place with a record of 10 wins, 6 losses and 4 matches.


‘Finally in the black’ Samsung, what’s changed?

After finishing April with 12 wins and 12 losses in the 2023 Shinhan Bank SOL KBO League, the Samsung Lions played “deficit baseball” with 8 wins and 14 losses in May and 7 wins and 18 losses in June. With a win-loss margin of minus 17 (15-32) in May and June, the team showed no signs of rebounding.

In July, however, the team began to show signs of change. The starting trio of David Buchanan, Albert Suarez, and Won Tae-in returned to form, and the return of Koo Ja-rook from a hamstring injury revitalized the batting lineup. The team went 4-5 in the first nine games of July, then went 5-1 in the second nine, including a three-game winning streak, to finish the month with a record of 9-1-8 (.529 winning percentage). It was the first time this season that the team played “positive baseball,” exceeding a 5% monthly winning percentage. Their July record ranks fourth out of 10 clubs, and their second-half record is second.

토토사이트 The details also stand out. In July, the team led the league in batting average (.291) and second in ERA (3.60). The starting trio of Buchanan, Suarez, and Won has combined for six wins (two losses) and a combined ERA of just 2.16 (16 earned runs in 66.2 innings). Baek Jung-hyun, who was sidelined with elbow pain, also raised hopes in his comeback game, pitching 5.2 innings of two-run ball against the Gochuk Kiwoom Heroes on July 30. The starting rotation will be bolstered by the return of left-hander Choi Chae-heung from the Armed Forces Athletic Corps (Commerce).

The bullpen faltered somewhat in July with a 4.50 ERA (fifth), but veteran Woo Kyu-min had two saves and a 1.13 ERA in nine games, while left-handers Lee Jae-ik (one save and a 2.45 ERA in seven games) and Noh Geon-woo (2.08 in five games) offered hope. In June, the team lost nine of their first 25 games in the fifth inning, which dented their confidence, but in July, they went 7-1 in games leading up to the fifth inning and 9-1 in games leading up to the seventh inning.

The offense has been paced by Koo Ja-woo (.377-1 home run-11 RBI in 16 games) and Jose Pirela (.311-1 home run-11 RBI in 18 games), as well as Kim Hyun-jun (.357-12 RBI), who leads the league in monthly hits (30). With Oh recovering from a hamstring injury, there’s hope that the team will gain even more momentum once he returns to full strength.

While there is plenty to be hopeful about, there is still a long way to go. With 36 wins, 1 draw, and 52 losses, they are still in last place. There are 8.5 games between them and the fifth-place KT Wiz (44W2D43L), which is the minimum to qualify for the Postseason (PS). However, they are only three games behind ninth-place Kiwoom (41W3D51L), and with the mid-table battle so tight, they have the potential to make a scary run once they gain momentum. It’s too early to give up on Samsung, who also lost 13 straight games last season and were fighting for fifth place until the very end. What kind of positive effect will the first ‘positive baseball’ of the season have on Samsung?

‘ERA 7.11’ Chan Ho Park’s doppelganger awaits eventual release “Didn’t show up for the Dodgers”

The Toronto Blue Jays, home of Hyun-jin Ryu (36), are looking to bolster their bullpen. Mitch White (29).

“The Blue Jays have acquired reliever Jordan Hicks in a trade with the St. Louis Cardinals,” the organization announced on Tuesday (July 31). In exchange for Hicks, the Jays sent minor league prospects right-handers Shem Roberts and Adam Kloppenstein.

They also placed Mitch White on the disabled list to make room for Hicks on the 40-man roster.

With Hyun-jin Ryu returning and Hicks on the way, Toronto has bolstered its bullpen.

The name that stands out here is White. He is known to Korean fans for his resemblance to Chan Ho Park. With the addition of Hicks, White is on the trading block. If no team wants him within a week, he’ll be sent to the minors or become a free agent. 먹튀검증

White was traded from the Los Angeles Dodgers to Toronto during the 2022 season. However, he didn’t have much success in Toronto. He bounced back and forth between starting and middling, failing to win a single game for Toronto.

In 2022, White went 5-5 with a 7.74 ERA in 10 games, and in 2023, he went 1-5 with a 7.11 ERA in 10 games and 12⅔ innings.

Unlike last year, he hasn’t gotten any starts this season. That’s because the established starters stayed injury-free. He was mostly used out of the bullpen.

“White posted a 3.66 ERA in 46⅔ innings for the Dodgers in 2021, but hasn’t been able to replicate that form over the past two seasons,” CBS Sports reported.

I changed my putter…Thomas misses 3M open cut…PO-Ryder Cup ‘unclear’

Justin Thomas (USA) missed the cut at the 3M Open ($7.8 million purse) and will likely miss the FedExCup and Ryder Cup.

Thomas carded six birdies, two bogeys and a double-bogey in the second round of the 3M Open on the U.S. Professional Golf (PGA) Tour at TPC Twin Cities (par-71) in Minnesota on Monday (Sept. 29).

With a 2-under-par 140, Thomas missed the cut after failing to reach the 4-under-par threshold to make the cut. It was his sixth missed cut this season. 메이저사이트

With the cut, Thomas will miss the FedExCup, which is a playoff event. The first FedExCup event, the FedExCup St. Jude Championship, is limited to the top 70 players in the FedExCup standings.

Thomas was 75th in the FedExCup standings, but will drop to 79th after missing the cut. With only the Wyndham Championship remaining, if he misses the cut there as well, he will miss the FedExCup for the first time in his career.

The former World No. 1 has played in every Tour Championship except the 2014-15 season when he was a rookie. His lowest career FedExCup finish is 32nd. The Tour Championship is the last of the three FedExCup events, and only the top 30 players in the FedExCup are eligible to compete.

It’s not just the FedExCup. With his struggles this year, it’s unlikely he’ll make the Ryder Cup. He could be nominated by his captain to make the team, but if he doesn’t perform well, he’ll lose out to other candidates.

The PGA Tour said: “Thomas arrived in Minnesota full of hope, but left empty-handed at the 3M Open. He is just one week away from turning around one of the toughest seasons of his career.”

Thomas has struggled with his putting this year. He ranks 159th in the world with a -0.293 strokes gained putting percentage. He switched to a counterbalanced putter this week, but it hasn’t worked. His two-day strokes gained is 0.315, which ranks 87th.

‘In and out’ SON besties set for La Liga return…talks in early stages with Real Sociedad

Tottenham Hotspur’s Sergio Reguilon is attracting interest from La Liga teams.

“Real Sociedad are looking to sign Tottenham’s Leguillon as an alternative to Leeds’ Junior Pirlo,” British outlet TeamTalk reported on Tuesday (June 30).

Fabrizio Romano, a journalist familiar with European soccer news, also reported on the 29th that “Sociedad are seriously interested in Reggilon. Talks with Tottenham have not yet progressed.”

After spending his youth career at Real Madrid, Leguillon blossomed at Sevilla. After joining Sevilla on loan in the summer of 2019, he established himself as a regular starter and had a breakout season, finishing in the top 11 in La Liga in 2019-20. He also helped Sevilla knock out Manchester United and win the UEFA Europa League (UEL).

His performances attracted interest from big clubs, and Leguillon moved to Tottenham to begin a new adventure. In his first season with the club, he earned a regular spot in the starting lineup. Leguillon looked good on the left side of the pitch, linking up with Son Heung-Min through proper overlapping.

However, the arrival of Antonio Conte saw his role diminish. Conte made Leguilon a regular starter shortly after his arrival. However, Ryan Sessegnon stepped up to the plate while he was sidelined with COVID-19 and injuries, and Leguillon didn’t regain his starting spot until the end of the season. 먹튀검증

He opted to go out on loan. In the summer transfer window, Leguillon found a new team and joined Atletico Madrid on a season-long loan. However, he still didn’t play after the move. This was due to injury. After suffering a groin injury at the end of his last season at Tottenham, Reguilon was still suffering from injuries after his loan.

It took him seven months to get back on the field. Even after returning from injury, he was still unable to find his old form and became a virtual non-factor. It was also the decisive moment when he fell out of favor with Diego Simeone. Leguillon was sent off in the 17th round of La Liga against UD Almeria in the second half for accumulating cautions. “It is claimed that Simeone has lost faith in Leguillon’s ability and is disillusioned with his level of play,” says the Express. The sending off against Almeria in particular is said to have been the final nail in the coffin,” explaining that he lost out in the race for a starting spot.

As a result, Reguilón’s loan spell at Atletico ended in failure. Leguillon returned to Tottenham this summer when his loan came to an end. However, there will be fierce competition for places at Tottenham. There’s Sessegnon, Ivan Perisic, who was a starter last season, and Destiny Udoh is set to return from loan and push for a starting spot.

In the end, Leguillon will be looking to challenge for La Liga once again. ‘TeamTalk’ also added: “With Udoji’s return, Leguillon’s first-team options could drop even further. As such, he may start to consider the option of leaving Tottenham altogether.”

‘ERA 5.09 against Doosan’ traded→Started next day, LG man to write reversal drama

Won-tae Choi takes the mound in a striped uniform. One day after being traded.

Choi Won-tae will start the 2023 Shinhan Bank SOL KBO League home game against Doosan on Tuesday at Jamsil Stadium in Seoul.

LG and Kiwoom made the big trade on the morning of the 29th. Starting pitcher Choi Won-tae was sent to LG, while “prospects” Lee Ju-hyung and Kim Dong-gyu and a 2024 first-round draft pick went to Kiwoom.

Choi Won-tae began his professional career in 2015 with the first round pick of the Nexen Heroes (now Kiwoom) and has appeared in 184 games over eight seasons with a 66-48 record and a 4.27 ERA through 30 games 메이저놀이터.

While he established himself as a homegrown “ace” early in his career, collecting double-digit wins in three straight seasons from 2017 to 2019, the last three years have been far from 10 wins.

This year, however, has been different. Despite being in the bottom half of the standings, Ki has had his best first half of the season, going 6-4 with a 3.25 ERA in 17 games. Ten wins were within reach.

Then came Choi Won-tae to LG. It’s clear why LG wanted him. He’s a winner. Although they are currently in first place, they have been struggling with four or five starters all season. They’ve given a lot of players a chance, but none of them have been able to find a spot.

Choi Won-tae has earned a spot. Coach Yeom Kyung-yeop was overjoyed, saying, “The blood is flowing.”

And Choi Won-tae will start right away. On the 30th, against Doosan. Adam Plutko was out of the rotation with a cold, so Choi Won-tae was set to make his LG debut. Won-tae Choi’s last start was on the 23rd, so he should be fine to start on seven days’ rest. He went five innings against Lotte, giving up four runs (four earned) on six hits with two walks and one strikeout.

This season, he hasn’t fared as well, going 2-2 with a 5.09 ERA in 17⅔ innings in three appearances against the Dusan. No wins yet.

However, there is a big difference between Ki and LG in terms of team batting average. Kiwoom ranks ninth with a .252 average, while LG has a .284 average. They have been at the top of the team batting average all season.

This takes a lot of pressure off Choi Won-tae. On the 29th, they came from behind to clinch the series. Now, the team will look to complete the sweep with Choi Won-tae leading the way.

“I feel pressure, but everyone has it,” said Choi Won-tae. It’s important to adapt quickly,” he emphasized.

‘704 billion’ buyout doubles in two days…PSG considers ‘triggering buyout’

Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) are considering triggering Ousmane Dembele’s buyout clause.

PSG have been active in the transfer market this summer. They’ve parted ways with veterans like Lionel Messi and Sergio Ramos, but they’ve filled the void with even more talent. They brought in Manuel Ugarte, Milan Skriniar, Luca Hernandez, Cher N’Dour, and Marco Asensio, as well as South Korea’s next ace, Lee Kang-in, and gave Luis Enrique the reins, signaling their desire to win big.

Additional signings are also being considered. With the future of ‘ace’ Kylian Mbappe unclear, the search for attacking options has begun. Barcelona’s Dembele is the main target. According to French outlet Foot Mercato’s Santi Auna, “If Mbappe leaves, Dembele is PSG’s priority target. Coach Enrique thinks highly of him.”

Dembele is a talented player. At Dortmund, he developed into one of the best wingers in the Bundesliga and came to Barcelona for a huge transfer fee. Barcelona hoped he would fill the void left by Neymar, but the reality was cold. Dembele didn’t help the team due to frequent injuries. Five and a half years after joining the club, he has only made 185 career appearances. He showed signs of resurgence in the second half of the 2021-22 season, but injuries once again derailed his rebound in 2022-23.

Dembele’s future is currently unclear. His contract with Barcelona expires in a year, but he hasn’t been linked with a new deal. With Barcelona in financial trouble, they’ll need to sell him this summer to raise funds.

Of course, Dembele’s first priority is to stay. Jacques Talbot, a journalist who has worked for the British publication The Times, wrote on social media on Monday, “Dembele is fully focused on Barcelona and wants to stay at the club despite speculation of a move to PSG. He continues to talk to Barcelona and if he signs a contract, it will be for four years.”

PSG have not given up either. They are considering triggering Dembele’s buyout clause. European football transfer market expert Fabrizio Romano wrote on social media on Monday, “PSG have opened talks to trigger Dembele’s buyout clause. The amount is €50 million, which is valid until July 31. The possibilities are still being discussed and nothing has been decided yet. Dembele’s position is clear. He wants to stay at Barcelona and we are discussing a new contract.” 안전놀이터

PSG are in a hurry. As we move into August, Dembele’s buyout clause will increase. “Dembele’s buyout clause is officially €50 million, but after Monday it will be €100 million,” said Sky Sports reporter Kabe Solhekol.

Kia trade pays off four years later…All-Star says he’s confident of second-half rebound

The first-time All-Star is carrying his momentum into the second half.

KIA’s 11th-year outfielder Lee Woo-sung, 29, is finally seeing success. In 70 games this season, Lee is batting .297 with five home runs and 28 RBIs in an Altoran-like performance. He wasn’t named an All-Star for nothing.

Lee’s true colors were on display against Lotte in the 2023 Shinhan Bank SOL KBO League at Gwangju-Gia Champions Field on Aug. 28. In the bottom of the first inning, he hit a 148-kilometer fastball from Park Se-woong for a single to right field to give his team a 3-0 lead, and in the bottom of the fifth inning, with the score tied at 3-3, he drew a nine-pitch battle with Park and hit a 129-kilometer curveball to center field to give his team a 6-3 lead. A 4-for-4 performance with two doubles and three RBIs. It was a factor in KIA’s 6-5 victory.

After the game, Lee Woo-sung said, “I went in thinking only about scoring as many runs as possible in scoring position to increase my chances of winning the game.” He attributed his success to his focus at the plate.

In fact, Lee was in a slump at the beginning of July, and his Kia family gave him a big boost when his head was down. 스포츠토토

“In baseball, you can’t be good all the time. When I was having a bad day, my confidence dropped a lot, but the manager and coaches kept telling me, ‘It’s okay, play with confidence.’ So I thought about it again. I think confidence is important, and I’m going to play with confidence. I’m really grateful for that,” he said, adding, “I’m also grateful to my teammates. (Choi) Hyung-woo told me, ‘It’s okay. Do it with confidence,'” he said.

After making his debut with Doosan in 2013, Lee Woo-sung donned the NC jersey in July 2018 via trade and found a new home with Kia the following year in July 2019 via another trade. It’s been four years since he came to KIA. Only this year is Lee blossoming in his baseball career, but he says, “There are so many good players on the team. I never think that I am completely out of place. I’ve never made a play thinking that I have my place,” he said.

Despite being coy about his position, there’s one thing he’s clear about: KIA’s ranking is about to rise. He’s confident that KIA will move up in the standings soon. KIA is still in seventh place, but only 1.5 games separates them from fifth-place KT. “We are not a team that deserves to be where we are, and we will prepare well so that we can finish higher at the end of the season,” Lee said.

Doosan outfielders with colds, broken toes, back pain…’emergency’ ahead of August

It wasn’t easy to play without two of our best outfielders. This was a big concern for the head coach. In the end, the Doosan Bears’ fears were realized.

Doosan fell to a 2-9 loss in the eighth game of the 2023 Shinhan Bank SOL KBO League against the LG Twins at Jamsil Baseball Stadium in Seoul on April 28, their third straight defeat. Their season record now stands at 44 wins, 1 tie, and 39 losses (0.530).

There were a number of changes to Doosan’s lineup leading up to the game, the most notable of which was the absence of starting center fielder Jung Soo-bin. He had sprained his finger trying to make a diving catch during the previous day’s home game against the Lotte Giants, making it difficult for him to bat normally. He was only able to play defense or pinch-hit in the second half of the game, leaving left fielder Cho Su-hyun, center fielder Kim Tae-geun, and right fielder Jose Rojas in the outfield.

In addition, Kim Jae-hwan, who was suffering from a cold, missed his second consecutive game on the 27th against the Jamsil Lotte Giants. Before the game, Doosan manager Lee Seung-yeop expressed concern, saying, “We need to win quickly because the losing streak can be long after a winning streak, but with Kim Jae-hwan out and Jung Soo-bin a little sick, that’s a bit of a concern.” 메이저사이트

After surrendering two runs in the first inning, Doosan immediately responded with an RBI single by Kim Tae-geun in the bottom of the second inning, but were unable to add any more runs in the third inning and were hounded by LG starter Casey Kelly. To make matters worse, Rojas complained of minor back pain during his first at-bat and was replaced by pinch-hitter Hong Seong-ho before his second at-bat.

As a result, Doosan was without three of its starting outfielders on the day. The remaining players, including multi-hit Kang Seung-ho, tried to fill the void, but it wasn’t enough. In the bottom of the seventh inning, Kim Tae-geun’s grounder to the third baseman scored Kang Seung-ho from third.

For the team, the absence of the three players was a burden. Injuries are a “worst-case scenario” when you’re in the thick of the race. Doosan, which is desperate to end its losing streak, is keeping a close eye on their physical condition and recovery.

‘Prove crack even against ATMs’ Sejingya “I’m going to frame my exchange jersey”

Team K-League defeated Spanish La Liga giants Atletico Madrid, and Se Jing-ya was pleased with the team’s performance after facing big league players in the second 45 minutes.

Team K-League pulled off a come-from-behind 3-2 victory over Atletico Madrid at the Seoul World Cup Stadium at 8 p.m. on Aug. 28. The team struggled with the individual skills and tactics of their highly-ranked opponents, but came from behind in the second half to turn the game around in extra time 토토사이트.

Team K-League conceded an early goal to Toma Lema in the 13th minute of the first half and were outnumbered throughout the first half. However, starting goalkeeper Lee Chang-geun made a series of saves to keep them in the game. After Anton’s equalizer in the fourth minute of the second half tied the game, Team K-League looked for a comeback, but it didn’t come easily. Instead, they conceded a goal in the 40th minute to Carlos Martin. However, they kept attacking until the end, and Palocevic converted a penalty kick in the 44th minute, and Lee Soon-min scored a mid-range goal in extra time to secure the win.

Daegu FC ace Sejingya, who came on at the start of the second half, did not disappoint with his performance in the K League. He led the attack alongside foreign players such as Zeca up front and Hayes and Jeros on the flanks, and helped Anton equalize with an accurate free kick.

Speaking in the post-match mix zone, Sejingya was upbeat: “I’m very happy to be playing for Team K-League. It was a great experience playing with Atletico Madrid. I had an assist today, and I was hungry for a goal, but it wasn’t enough. It feels good to have this opportunity to showcase Korean soccer and all the players who play in Korea.”

“I know that Atletico Madrid has a lot of good players and is a good team, so it was an opportunity to show how Korean football should be played in attack and defense. It was a game where my players and I were able to take a step forward.”

It was Sejingya’s second K League All-Star selection after his 2019 performance against Juventus. “I’m happy to play in two All-Star games,” he said. However, I think my last game was a little better than this one because I scored a goal. The K League players are all very good players, so I think we showed the fans a good game. I didn’t score a goal against Atletico Madrid, but I made an assist, so I think I played a good game this time as well.”

After the game, the team exchanged jerseys. “I didn’t get to swap with the player I wanted, but I got to swap with Molina. When I get home to Brazil, I’m going to frame it and put it in a frame,” he said.

As for Griezmann, who he had expressed interest in before the game, “He’s too good to mention. I wanted to come on in the first half, bump into him, fight with him, pass to him, get a feel for the flow of the game, but I was a little disappointed that I didn’t get to do that. As a player who played in the World Cup, it was great to see the skills, the tempo, the one-touch, two-touch,” he said, expressing his delight at seeing him play in front of him.