‘Lawson 35-point explosion’ Wonju DB defeats KT…Pajuk’s opening 4-game winning streak continues

Wonju DB is on a scary early-season roll.

Led by head coach Kim Joo-sung, the DB won 91-84 against Suwon KT in the regular season of the 2023-2024 Jeonggwanjang Professional Basketball League at the Suwon KT Sonic Boom Arena at 7 p.m. on Oct. 30. The team has won four straight games since the start of the season to take sole possession of the lead.

Once again, foreign player Dedrick Lawson shined. Lawson scored a game-high 35 points to lead DB to victory. He also added eight rebounds and four assists. Lee Sun Albano also played the role of field commander with 19 points and six assists. 토토 Captain Kang Sang-jae also chipped in with 10 points, nine rebounds, and five assists.

DB, with Albano, Choi Seung-wook, Park In-woong, Kang Sang-jae, and Lawson in the starting lineup, struggled with KT’s outside shooting early on. However, Lawson’s buzzer-beating three-pointer ended the first quarter with a one-point deficit, 27-28. After Lawson’s free throws at the beginning of the second quarter, DB took the lead for good, and then Lawson and Kang Sang-jae scored to extend the lead. At the end of the second quarter, a three-pointer by Choi Seung-wook and a basket by Shin Min-soo ended the first half with a 54-48 lead.

In the third quarter, DB used strong defense to hold KT to just 13 points in the quarter and scored 25 points in between to take a 79-61, 18-point lead into the fourth quarter. But KT, one of the favorites to win the title, would not go down without a fight. After holding DB scoreless for the first 3:36 of the fourth quarter, Ha Yoon-ki and Paris Bass scored back-to-back baskets to pull within one point, 82-83, with 7:43 left in the quarter. Facing an upset, DB got a break with a free throw and a two-pointer from Lawson, and with 42 seconds left in regulation, Lawson hit the game-winning three-pointer.

Along with Lawson’s dominance in clutch time, the rebuilt ‘DB Acid’ also proved to be a force to be reckoned with. With a total of six blocked shots, including three by Kim Jong-kyu, DB showed the fear of DB Acid to KT, who only managed one.

With the win, DB, which went undefeated in four games, maintained its sole lead atop the standings with a one-game lead over the Ulsan Hyundai Mobis. DB will look to extend their opening five-game winning streak against Daegu KOGAS on March 3.

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“Yellow Devils” and “Bad Girls” spice things up…women’s basketball opening media day

The media days leading up to the opening ceremony are always a provocation. On the surface, everyone smiles, but underneath it all, there is no hiding the will to win.

Park Ji-soo, 25, of the Cheongju KB in the women’s professional basketball league, is one of the most determined players in the six clubs this season. At the 2023-2024 Women’s Professional Basketball Media Day held at Hotel Rivera Cheongdam 바카라사이트 in Gangnam-gu, Seoul on March 30, Park was by far the player who received the most attention.

Park briefly left the court last year after suffering a sudden panic attack ahead of the Women’s Basketball World Cup. She returned midway through the season, but was sidelined in February this year with a dislocated ligament in her left finger. As the team’s pillar fell, so did KB, which finished the season in fifth place.

Park smiled broadly at the fans at the media day, saying, “(Media days) always have a hard atmosphere, but it’s like an event and it’s fun.” However, her smile quickly faded and tears filled her eyes as the video showed her struggles last season.

“I really want to show my true self,” Park said, “I didn’t play much last season, and I wasn’t good enough for the Asian Games team. I will improve as the season progresses,” she said.

A ‘healthy’ Park Ji-soo could be a game-changer in the women’s professional basketball world. In fact, heading into the season, Park was the overwhelming favorite for Most Valuable Player (MVP) among fans (30.3%), players (52.4%), and media (67.7%). Even as the favorite to win the title, KB led defending champion Woori Bank by a wide margin in fan (36.8%), player (47.6%), and media (55.4%) voting. Park’s name carries a lot of weight.

“Our tagline for this season is ‘Yellow Devil,'” says KB head coach Wansoo Kim. When you watch a national soccer team game, there are red devil cheerleaders, and the players wear red uniforms, which gives them a sense of authority. Our team color is yellow, and we want to make yellow the devil’s color for the five teams we play this season.”

Of course, other teams are not going to let KB’s dominance go unchallenged. Especially Kim Dan-bi, who led Woori Bank to the title last season, earning herself the ‘Combined MVP (regular season + championship game)’ award and her first championship in 16 seasons. “When (Park) Ji-soo first came to the pros, I told her, ‘You’re going to be a treasure for Korean women’s basketball,’ and that’s exactly what happened,” Kim said. “As an older sister, I’d rather bully Ji-soo into not winning the MVP so that she doesn’t settle for anything less.”

The other teams also had some unusual entries. Last season’s runner-up, Busan BNK, put “energy” front and center. “Just as drinking an energy drink makes your heart pound, we will show a fiery side that will make (fans) feel excited while watching us play,” said BNK coach Park Jung-jeong. Yongin Samsung Life coach Lim Geun-bae said, “The direction we need to go is ‘Bad Girls’. It’s about being a little stronger. I believe that we will be bad girls in a good sense, not in a bad sense,” he said, adding that they will stick together.

The 2023-2024 Women’s Professional Basketball League will begin its five-month campaign on November 5 with the opening game between Woori Bank and BNK at Asan Sunshin Gymnasium.

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‘Tearful National Treasure Center’ Park Ji-soo vows to revive, players, fans, and media all predict ‘KB win’

‘National Treasure Center’ Park Ji-soo (25-Cheongju KB) burst into tears. She promised to make a good showing after her difficulties last season.

On the afternoon of the 30th, the opening media day of the Woori Bank Woori WON 2023~2024 Women’s Professional Basketball League was held at 현금홀덤사이트 Versailles Hall on the 3rd floor of Hotel Rivera Cheongdam in Gangnam-gu, Seoul.

Park Ji-soo and KB received good reviews before the season. The WKBL conducted a survey of players, fans, and media representatives of the six clubs from May 5 to 10.

Among them, Park Ji-soo received a positive evaluation that she will win the Most Valuable Player (MVP) of the regular season. According to Newsis, Park received 30.3 percent of the fan vote, 52.4 percent of the player vote, and 67.7 percent of the media vote.

At the ceremony, Park burst into tears. She promised to show a different side this season.

Last season, Park went through a difficult time. In July of last year, she was diagnosed with panic disorder and was off the court for a while. As a result, she missed the Basketball World Cup and the early part of last season’s regular season. She returned midway through the season, but suffered a finger injury that ended her season prematurely.

However, Park has improved her condition. She hopes to bounce back this season. “I didn’t play well last year,” Park said. “It’s going to be difficult to do well from the beginning of the season, but I will get better and better,” Park said.

“I want to show the fans my true self, just like before I got sick,” she added.

Last season, KB failed to make the playoffs due to the absence of Park Ji-soo. This season, however, the team was picked as a strong favorite to win the title.

KB received the most support with 48% of the player vote, 36.8% of the fan vote, and 55.4% of the media vote.

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“If the team could only play spring basketball…” captain Kang wishes.

Can this season’s captain, Kang Sang-jae (28, 200 cm), lead the team to the playoffs?

Wonju DB Kang Sang-jae recorded 10 points, nine rebounds, and five assists in the team’s 91-84 victory over Suwon KT of the 2023-2024 Korean Basketball Association at the 온라인카지노 Suwon KT Sonic Boom Arena on Tuesday.

In the postgame interview, Kang said, “We lost to KT in the last cup tournament (on Dec. 12), and after that game, the coach emphasized the importance of training hard and being focused and determined. Before we came out today, we talked to each other about the tough loss (in the Cup), so we tried to play a gritty game, and I think it worked out well.” He shared his thoughts on the victory.

After taking the lead (54-48) at the end of the first half, DB dominated the third quarter with a 25-13 run. However, KT took the lead in the fourth quarter and found themselves trailing 83-82. In this situation, the captain strongly reprimanded the team.

Kang Sang-jae said, “We talked about it in game time and in the locker room, but even if the first five players foul out, we have to play without being pushed back. I reprimanded them because I know that basketball is a battle of moods and it’s not easy. We have to prepare well so we don’t have games like that in the future.”

As mentioned earlier, the DB captain this season is Kang Sang-jae. The player himself felt the weight of the captaincy. “It’s a very important season for the team and for me personally, and I have a desire to do well because the coach has given me the role of captain. I’m just the middle of the team, but I’m grateful that my older brothers and juniors are following me well.”

A ‘big season’ he says. There is an urgency to make the playoffs. The Wonju DBs have missed the playoffs for three seasons, five to be exact. In the 2019-2020 season, the league ended early due to the COVID-19 pandemic and the team was unable to make the playoffs despite finishing in first place.

That’s why players and fans alike are eagerly anticipating spring basketball. “I don’t have any personal goals for this season, and if the team can play spring basketball, I think it will be positive for me personally. Right now, I’m just looking at the team,” said Kang Sang-jae.

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After Tunisia-Vietnam win, Klinsmann’s men move up 2 spots to 24th in FIFA rankings

The South Korean men’s national team’s ranking in the Federation Internationale de Football Association (FIFA) has risen two spots from September to 24th.According to the FIFA rankings released on Sept. 26, Korea is ranked 24th (1,540.35 ranking points), up two spots from 26th in September. It was the second consecutive two-place jump from 28th in July.South Korea, led by Jürgen Klinsmann, defeated Tunisia 4-0 on Sept. 13 and Vietnam 6-0 on Sept. 17.This is the third consecutive win for Klinsmann’s team, which has won three games, drawn three and lost two since its inauguration in March ahead of the A-match period.Argentina, France, Brazil, England and Belgium remained unchanged in the top five.Japan, which defeated Canada 4-1 and Tunisia 2-0 during the October A-Match, moved up one spot from No. 19 to No. 18 ($1,612.99).Japan is followed by Iran (21st), South Korea, Australia (27th), and Saudi Arabia (57th), all members of the Asian Football Confederation (AFC).The United Arab Emirates (UAE), coached by former South Korean national team coach Paulo Bento, is ranked 69th, while Malaysia and Indonesia, coached by Kim Pang Gon and Shin Tae-yong, 슬롯게이밍 are ranked 137th and 145th, respectively.

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Suspicion of failure to report sexual assault by coach at Nam Hyun-hee Fencing Academy

A fencing academy run by former national fencer Nam Hyun-hee allegedly failed to report a coach’s sexual assault to the Sports Ethics Center or investigative agencies in time.According to a report by Yonhap News Agency on the 26th, a complaint was filed with the police in July, alleging that Mr. A, a coach working at Nam Hyun-hee International Fencing Academy in Gangnam-gu, Seoul, had sexually abused two underage students for several months.Mr. A reportedly made the extreme choice to leave the academy in early July, a few days after the complaint was filed, when the sexual assault allegations became public knowledge.About three months later, on July 10, the Center for Sports Ethics received a similar complaint. The Center is investigating further allegations that Nam Hyun-hee, the head of the private academy, was aware of the problem and did not take sufficient action.According to the center, Nam did not report the sexual abuse at the institute to the relevant authorities in a timely manner.According to Article 18 (4) (2) of the National Sports Promotion Act, coaches, athletes, and other “athlete management personnel” defined by the Ministry of Culture, Sports, and Tourism decree must immediately inform the Sports Ethics Center or an investigative agency if they are aware of any human rights violations, irregularities, or suspicions in sports.

According to the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism decree, the reporting obligation is imposed not only on coaches of athletic organizations affiliated with the Korean Sports Federation, but also on operators of private academies.The center has not received any communication from Nam Hyun-hee or the fencing academy about the sexual abuse.Nam Hyun-hee was recently at the center of controversy when she gave an interview to the monthly magazine Women’s Chosun in which she revealed that she was getting married to her “boyfriend,” Jeon Cheong-jo.Mr. Jeon, who also participated in the interview, was described as a third-generation chaebol, an equestrian who retired due to injury, and a young businessman.However, soon after the interview was published, allegations of false gender, fraudulent convictions, and impersonation of the third tycoon arose.In fact, a court ruling confirmed that Ms. Jeon, who used to be a “woman,” had committed repeated fraud by pretending to be a man or the illegitimate son of a corporate chairman.When Nam Hyun-hee informed him of their breakup, Jeon went to her mother’s house and was arrested by police on suspicion of stalking on the 26th, but was released after investigation.

Jeon is also believed to have been heavily involved in running the fencing academy.In an interview with Women’s Chosun, Jeon said, “I worked with Nam Hyun-hee at the fencing academy, so I saw her often (recently).Nam Hyun-hee explained Jeon’s specific duties at the academy, saying, “I teach people who want to learn fencing for their own reasons, while Mr. Cheongjo is in the business of providing children with the psychological 바카라사이트 education they need through artistic skills.”

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Jung Kwan-jang leads Heungkuk Life to thrilling comeback win, breaks lowest-scoring tie in fourth set

Women’s professional volleyball’s Kwan-jang Jung pulled off a dramatic upset against Heungkuk Life.The team defeated the visiting Heungkuk Sinsaeng 3-2 (21-25 26-28 25-22 25-7 18-16) in straight sets in the Dodram 2023-2024 V League Women’s Division at Samsan World Gymnasium in Incheon on Saturday.Jung ended Heungkuk Sinsang’s opening four-game winning streak and improved to 2-1 on the season.Heungkuk Life seemed to be on a roll, taking the first and second sets with Kim “Ssangpo” Yeon-kyung and Yelena Mrazenovic (real name Yelena), but Kwan-jang switched gears in the third set.In the third set, Kwanjang put up an iron wall and recorded six team blocks.Every single one of those blocks came in a contested game, and five of them were against Yelena, which was enough to turn the tide of the match.At 6-6, Jung Ho-young blocked back-to-back open attacks from Yelena, and at 19-21, Park Eun-jin and Megawatti Pertwee (nee Mega) combined for three straight blocks.Then, at 23-22, Yelena’s service error and Park Eun-jin’s open point combined to set the tone, and Jung sealed a commanding 25-7 win in the fourth set.The seven points in a set tied the record for fewest points in a single set in the history of the V League for both men and women.

Chung also collected six blocks in the fourth set, while Giovanna Milana (real name Gia) bounced back from her 1-3 set slump ith seven points.At 19-4, Chung scored 12 straight points to go up 21-4. Along the way, Jung served up four service aces.This tied the record for most consecutive points in a match and also tied the record for most consecutive service aces (12).In the unforgiving fifth set, Jung showed her backbone.At 13-13, a service error by Jia gave him match point, but Mega’s sharp diagonal attack brought the match to deuce.Mega then took a one-point lead with an exciting attack. Heungkuk Sinsung asked for a video review, but the ball came in generously inside the line.At 17-16, the score was tied at two points apiece, and Jia, who had a disappointing performance on the day, scored the final point with an atoning spike.Jia (20 points, 3 blocks), Jung Ho-young (14 points, 5 blocks), Park Hye-min (13 points, 1 block), and Park Eun-jin 온라인카지노 (12 points, 4 blocks) also played well as Mega finished with a team-high 31 points, including two blocked shots.

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Lee, SoYoung Park, HyeMin “Volleyball while having fun without anxiety”

Professional women’s volleyball outside hitter Park Hye-min (22, Jung Kwan-jang) has revealed her prospects as a next-generation attacker.Park had an alto-like performance with 13 points (52.17% attack success rate), including one block, against Heungkuk Life at Samsan World Gymnasium in Incheon on Sept. 26.When foreign player Giovanna Milana (registered name Zia) struggled with five points in the first and second sets, Park Hye-min provided firepower with six points.For Jung, Park’s performance was especially welcome as her main player Lee So-young has yet to return from shoulder surgery in April.The team came from behind to win the set 3-2 (21-25 26-28 25-22 25-7 18-16) with evenly matched performances from Megawatti Puttiwi (registered name Mega – 31 points), Giovanna Milana (registered name Gia – 20 points), Jung Ho-young (14 points), and Park Eun-jin (12 points).After the match, Park Hye-min said, “At the end of the second set, the coach told me, ‘This is not your strength, so don’t make a confident face. Think you can do it,’ so I got up and fought harder,” Park recalled.

When asked if they felt any pressure to take over from their senior, Lee So-young, they confidently said, “I’m not nervous at all.””Originally, I would have collapsed quickly because I was mentally weak, but now I am not anxious because I have practiced well in the off-season,” Park Hye-min said, adding, “I am playing volleyball while having fun with the idea that I just need to show what I have practiced.”Customized advice from head coach Ko Hee-jin also helped.Ko told Park, who is not very tall at 1.81 meters, to play “smart volleyball” instead of pushing hard.”When we practiced, if I tried to hit hard, he would say, ‘You can’t do that. You should play smart volleyball,'” she said, adding, “I’ve been watching my older sisters who are good at finesse (with the ball) and copying them.”In particular, she references the play of IBK’s Hwang Min-kyung and Korea Expressway Corporation’s Moon Jung-won, saying, “Min-kyung really likes to play with the ball. In defense, I watch her a lot and try to make it my own.””He’s a bit of a ‘tsundere’ (nonchalant caretaker),” 스포츠토토존 she said of Ko’s blunt style. No matter what he says, I take it well and do my best,” he said with a laugh.

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SSG returns with ‘2 home runs’ Choi Jung

‘WC MVP’ Seo Ho-cheol-‘2 home runs, 4 RBIs’ Kim Hyung-jun batting 6-7 in Game 1…SSG returns with ‘2 home runs’ Choi Jung

The NC Dinos head into the first round of the semifinals with an improved batting order that features players from the wild-card game.

NC named Son As-seop (designated hitter), Park Min-woo (second base), Park Gun-woo (right field), Jason Martin (center field), Kwon Hee-dong (left field), Seo Ho-cheol (third base), Kim Hyung-joon (catcher), Oh Young-soo (first base), and Kim Joo-won (shortstop) as its starting lineup for the first game of the 2023 Shinhan Bank SOL KBO League postseason semifinals against SSG Landers at SSG Landers Field in Incheon on April 22.

NC, which finished fourth in the league with 75 wins, two draws and 67 losses this season, is coming off a 14-9 sweep of the Doosan Bears in the wild-card deciding game at Changwon NC Park on April 19. NC, which started the regular season in fourth place with one win, struggled after starter Tanner Tully gave up five runs in four innings and closer Lee Yong-chan gave up three runs. However, the bats came alive, including a solo home run by Seo Ho-cheol and a multi-homer game by Kim Hyung-jun, and they swept Dusan.

NC came out with a starting lineup that didn’t change much from the wild card game. However, there was a change in the bottom of the order. Seo Ho-cheol, who was named MVP after going 4-for-3 with a home run, six RBIs, two runs scored and one walk in the wild-card game, and Kim Hyung-jun, who hit a multi-homer game, moved up in the batting order one by one. Oh Young-soo will start at first base in place of Do Tae-hoon.

The starting pitcher is Shin Min-hyuk. Shin is 5-5 with a 3.98 ERA in 29 games (122 innings) this season. Against SSG, he pitched poorly with a 6.57 ERA in four games (12⅓ innings). In September and October, he went 1-0 with a 3.48 ERA in eight games (31 innings). Shin will be making his first appearance of the fall after throwing five scoreless innings against the KIA Tigers on Sept. 17. It was his first postseason appearance since making his professional debut in 2018.

After ace Eric Pedroia was hit by a pitch in his last start of the season and was removed from the roster for the wild-card game, it will be important for NC to hold up well until Pedroia returns. Game 1 starter Shin Min-hyuk will be especially important.

SSG will start Oh Tae-gon (1B), Park Sung-han (shortstop), Choi Jung (3B), Guillermo Heredia (LB), Han Yu-seom (designated hitter), Ha Jae-hoon (RB), Choi Ji-hoon (center field), Kim Sung-hyun (2B), and Kim Min-shik (catcher). Designated hitter Choi hasn’t played since April 10 against KIA due to a micro-injury in his left hamstring, but he returned in time for the semifinals. Choi Joo-hwan, 카지노사이트가이드 who is second on the team in home runs and tied for sixth in the league, is out of the starting lineup. Veteran Shin-Soo Choo will also start the game off the bench.

The starting pitcher will be Roenis Elias. Elias is 8-6 with a 3.70 ERA in 22 games (131⅓ innings) this season. He struggled against the Nats, going 3-1 with a 7.53 ERA in 14 innings, but hasn’t been bad since August, going 2-1 with a 3.83 ERA in eight games (49 innings).

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Veteran pitcher emphasizes “don’t lose the fight”

Veteran pitcher emphasizes “don’t lose the fight”; fourth-year outfielder is confident that “third can beat fourth”

“Third place beats fourth place.” SSG Landers outfielder Choi Ji-hoon expressed his determination ahead of the first round of the semifinals.

SSG will host the NC Dinos at SSG Landers Field in Incheon on April 22 for the first round of the 2023 KBO postseason semifinals. It will be a best-of-five series.

Manager Kim Won-hyung revealed the batting order of Oh Tae-gon (first base), Park Sung-hwan (shortstop), Choi Jung (third base), Guillermo Heredia (left fielder), Han Yoo-seom (designated hitter), Ha Jae-hoon (right fielder), Choi Ji-hoon (center fielder), Kim Sung-hyun (second baseman) and Kim Min-sik (catcher).

The starting pitcher will be foreigner Roenis Elias. Elias went 8-6 with a 3.70 ERA in 22 regular season games this year. Against NC, he was 1-0 with a 7.53 ERA in three games.

“Third place has to beat fourth place,” Choi told the media before the game, showing his determination. Veteran left-hander Ko Hyo-jun, who has a lot of experience in the fall, said, “If we think we can win, we will have a good result. We’re going to think about it and prepare for it.” “What I’ve learned from my experience in the postseason is that ‘chi’ is important. If you lose, it’s crazy.”

Choi Ji-hoon is in his fourth year as a starting center fielder. His confidence was boosted by his performance at the 2022 Hangzhou Asian Games, where he won a gold medal. Veteran Ko Hyo-jun, who made his debut in 2002, has been a stalwart of the SSG this year, 먹튀검증토토사이트 leading the team to a third-place regular season finish. The pitcher has plenty of postseason experience, from the wild card round to the Korean Series.

“The key is how to stop the hitters who hit consistently in the NC,” said Kim Won-hyung. “They hit long balls in the bottom of the order and show good hitting feel. We need to pay attention to connecting to the top of the order.”

“The players were focused in the last place battle at the end of the season, and if we continue to do well, there will be good results,” Kim said.

Meanwhile, Son Asub (designated hitter), Park Min-woo (second base), Park Gun-woo (right field), Martin (center field), Kwon Hee-dong (left field), Kim Joo-won (shortstop), Seo Ho-cheol (third base), Kim Hyung-joon (catcher), and Do Tae-hoon (first base) are in the batting order.

The starting pitcher is Shin Min-hyuk. In 29 regular season games this year, Shin went 5-5 with a 3.98 ERA. Against SSG, he hasn’t fared so well, going winless in four games with a 6.57 ERA.

Shin Min-hyuk will be making his first appearance in the fall after throwing five scoreless innings against the KIA Tigers on April 17. It was his first postseason appearance since making his professional debut in 2018.

NC is coming off a 14-9 win over the Doosan Bears in the wild-card game at Changwon NC Park on April 19. NC, which finished the regular season in fourth place with one win, met SSG after starting pitcher Tanner Tully fell apart with five runs in four innings and closer Lee Yong-chan struggled with three runs, but the bats came alive.

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