Bae Ji-hwan, who didn’t make it to the AG: “Representing Korea is every baseball player’s dream”

Bae Ji-hwan (24-Pittsburgh Pirates), who did not make the Korean National Baseball Team for the Hangzhou 2022 Asian Games, revealed his desire to represent the country.After completing the regular season in Major League Baseball (MLB), Bae returned home via Incheon International Airport on Nov. 11.When asked if he wanted to play in the Asian Games, Bae said, “I’m sure Korean baseball would be reluctant because I’ve never played in Korea and I’ve had a lot of bad things to say in the past.” “It’s not something I can control, so I just want to do my best for the team I’m wearing,” he said.”I’m greedy,” he said, adding, “It’s every baseball player’s dream to play for the national team.”In 2017, Bae was fined $2 million for assaulting his then-girlfriend and suspended 30 games for the 2019 season by Major League Baseball’s (MLB) office.

The Korean Baseball Organization (KBO) considered this a reason for national disqualification and removed him from the preliminary roster for the Hangzhou Asian Games.Despite not making the national team, Bae had a meaningful season in the big leagues this year.After starting in the minors in 2018, Bae became a full-time starter in the big leagues this year, batting .231 (77-for-334) with 32 RBIs, 54 runs scored, and 23 stolen bases in 111 games.However, he missed nearly six weeks in July with a sprained left ankle and was unable to maintain his early-season momentum at the plate.”My goal was to play a full season, but I couldn’t because I was injured,” Bae said, adding, “Next year, I want to play all the games without getting injured.”However, when asked about his team-high 24 stolen bases, he laughed and said, “I think 24 is a lot for a rookie,” and added, “My father is fast. I think it’s in my DNA,” he said wittily.

“I’ve learned that sometimes you have to slow down because sometimes you can’t play baseball with speed,” he said, but he also chastised himself for thinking “I have to hit it well because once I get on base, I can’t play.”Looking ahead to next season, he said, “I think it’s a big challenge to play consistently like a big leaguer,” and added, “I want to stay in the major leagues next year and play a lot of fall baseball.”When asked to give advice to Lee Jung-hoo (Kiwoom Heroes), who is about to enter the major leagues, he said, “I think I need to learn baseball because I’ve earned the right to challenge as the best player in Korea.” “I hope there are more Korean players in the major leagues because I feel marginalized. I also hope that Jung-hoo will come here soon with a good contract.”He is getting married in early January to a woman from the general public, and he affectionately said, “She has a beautiful heart and a beautiful face. There is no shortage,” he said affectionately, adding, 카지노사이트 “I’m still young, but I feel like I can live with her until I die.”

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Yang Hyeon-jong’s 8-hit shutout keeps Kia’s fall baseball hopes alive

The Kia Tigers rode an eight-inning no-hitter by Yang Hyun-jong to a big win and kept their fall baseball hopes alive.The Tigers welcomed the Kiwoom Heroes to Kia Champions Field in Gwangju on Nov. 11 and cruised to an 11-0 victory in their first home game of the 2023 Shinhan Bank SOL KBO League.Sixth-ranked KIA maintained its challenge for a wild card with four games left in the season. Ahead of a two-game series against the NC Dinos in Gwangju on April 16-17, KIA will need to sweep the Lotte Giants on April 12 and the Doosan Bears on April 13 to pull off a miracle.Kia starter Yang Hyun-jong held the Kiwoom bats to six hits and zero runs to earn his eighth win in 11 starts.Yang was on pace for his first complete game of the year, but ran out of pitches in the top of the eighth and gave way to Kim Seung-hyun in the ninth.

Yang gave up three straight hits after the first inning, but got Kim Hye-sung and Ronnie Dawson to fly out to end the eighth without allowing a run.KIA scored six runs in the top of the second inning to take an early lead thanks to an error.After scoring two runs on a bad throw to third base by Kiwoom shortstop Kim Hwijip, who caught Kim Kyu-sung’s grounder with the bases loaded, KIA extended its lead to 4-0 on a grounder by Kim Do-young and a single by Ko Jong-wook.After Kim Sun-bin’s ordinary grounder was missed by Kiwoom left fielder Park Chan-hyuk to keep the opportunity alive, Socrates Brito singled to load the bases, and a grounder by Lee Woo-sung and an error by Kiwoom third baseman Song Sung-moon, who missed a grounder by Kim Tae-gun, scored the sixth run.

In the fifth inning, which made it 7-0, Kim Do-young singled up the middle and Socrates doubled to score four runs.KIA’s Kim Sun-bin hit an infield single in the third to become the 44th player in history to 온라인카지노 reach 1,500 career hits.

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World Baseball Softball Federation President “MLB players agree to play in LA Olympics”

Major League Baseball (MLB) stars have paved the way for the sport to return to the Olympic program at the 2028 Los Angeles (LA) Games.Japan’s Kyodo News Agency reported on Wednesday that the MLB has received confirmation from the World Baseball Softball Confederation (WBSC) secretariat that it will participate in the Los Angeles Games, citing World Baseball Softball Confederation (WBSC) President Riccardo Fricari, who attended the International Olympic Committee (IOC) Executive Board meeting in Mumbai, India.”If the return of baseball to the Olympic program in Los Angeles is confirmed, MLB players will participate, and the MLB players’ union has agreed,” Kyodo added.

The final decision on the 2028 Olympic program will be made at the IOC Session in Mumbai from July 15-17.Baseball and softball were introduced as demonstration sports at the 1984 Summer Olympics in Los Angeles, and became official sports at the 1992 Summer Olympics in Barcelona.The sport was removed from the program at the 2008 Beijing Olympics, returned for a limited time at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics in 2021, and was removed again at the 2024 Paris Olympics.The biggest reason for baseball’s on-again, off-again status is a conflict between the IOC and MLB.The IOC pressured MLB to allow its athletes to compete in the Olympics, but the league argued that it was too busy in the middle of its season to do so.

The 1992 Barcelona and 1996 Atlanta Games had no problems with amateur athletes, but the conflict began in earnest at the 2000 Sydney Games when professional athletes were allowed to compete.While South Korea and Japan sent their best players to the Olympics, the United States fielded mostly minor leaguers and never lived up to its reputation as a “baseball nation,” winning just one gold, one silver, and two bronze medals at the Games.Instead, MLB created the World Baseball Classic (WBC), an all-major league tournament, which has been played six times between 2006 and this year.If the MLB secretariat continues to approve MLB athletes to compete in the Olympics, the likelihood of baseball remaining an Olympic sport after the LA Games increases.Kyodo News reported, “It is possible that Shohei Ohtani will compete in the Olympics. Whether or not the MLB season will be suspended is undecided,” and “Precari said he was confident that ‘baseball is the top candidate for the 스포츠토토존 LA Olympic Organizing Committee.'”

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‘Nagoya is enough for me in three years’ 12.1 innings, 1 run, 152km, Lee Lee is growing up fast.

The South Korean baseball team has won gold. It’s their fourth straight Asian Games gold medal.

While this is a huge accomplishment for Korean baseball, there are some players who are feeling a bit disappointed. Lee Yi-ri (21-KIA Tigers) is one of them. It’s a sore finger that can’t be buried in the joy of gold.

Lee was a part of the team that made it to the Tokyo Olympics and the WBC this season, so it’s understandable that he was disappointed to miss out on the Hangzhou AG. This is especially true when the reason for the withdrawal is ‘injury not injury’.

It’s heartbreaking for the athlete. But after the rain, the ground hardens. KIA’s Lee Yi-ri has been showing signs of improvement lately. The end of the season is just around the corner, but he seems to be exploding with potency.

Lee has pitched well in two straight games after being cut from the national team. On Oct. 3, he started against the visiting KT Wiz of the 2023 KBO League at Katie Wiz Park in Suwon, allowing four hits and five walks in 5⅓ innings, but struck out four in each inning to limit the damage to one run.

Sprinkling in a hard-hitting fastball that topped out at 152 mph, Lee upped his pitch count to a season-high 109. He still struggled with his fastball. But it’s much better than before, and it’s encouraging to see that he’s still hitting over 150 mph after 100 pitches.

His last two starts have also been good. One run in 12.1 innings with five strikeouts. Lee threw a “no-hitter” in the second game of a doubleheader against the NC Dinos last month on September 27, throwing seven innings of three-hit ball.

Lee Yi-ri has had a big change of heart recently. He has been on an elite course since high school. As soon as he entered Gwangju Ilgo as a high school freshman, he was so prominent that he faced off against sophomore Jung Koo-beom in the quarterfinals of the Golden Lion. He won the Golden Lion title that year, and later that year, he won the national championship with his ace. In his sophomore year, he became the nation’s ace. A left-handed pitcher who throws up to 148 kilometers, he was already drafted as a sophomore.

In the professional ranks, she quickly won 10 games and was named Rookie of the Year, earning a spot on the national team. He was on track to pitch in the third and fourth rounds of the Tokyo Olympics. For Lee, missing the Asian Games was the biggest test he had ever faced.

But Lee is channeling that pain in the very right way on the mound. “I will pitch for my team seniors and the KIA Tigers who comforted and supported me,” he said.

In fact, there isn’t an observer who doesn’t recognize that he’s the No. 1 left-hander in the country, even if he’s only been as good as he’s been in his last two games. This means that Lee’s exclusion 먹튀검증 from the national team in no way signifies a decline in his value.

But Lee is channeling that pain in the very right way on the mound. “I will pitch for my team seniors and the KIA Tigers who comforted and supported me,” he said.

In fact, there isn’t an observer who doesn’t recognize that he’s the No. 1 left-hander in the country, even if he’s only been as good as he’s been in his last two games.

This means that Lee’s exclusion from the national team in no way signifies a decline in his value.

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“We can’t even beat 10-man Tottenham…” ‘Promoted’ Luton squad in a ‘state of disbelief’

Luton Town players were shocked that even ’10-man’ Tottenham couldn’t beat them.

Tottenham defeated Luton Town 1-0 in the eighth round of the 2023-24 Premier League (PL) on Sunday at 8:30 p.m. ET at Kenilworth Road Stadium in Luton, England. With the win, Tottenham moved into first place in the league with six wins and two draws (20 points).

Given their recent form, Tottenham were expected to dominate Luton. James Maddison and Son Heung-min were both back from injury, so they started without any problems. Spurs dominated possession, holding an 80:20 advantage, but were unable to capitalize as their finishing proved problematic. Yves Bissouma’s sending off just before half-time made things difficult for Spurs.

Luton started to look more and more aggressive against the ’10-man’ Spurs, but their finishing held them back. Defense was also an issue. A momentary lapse in set-piece concentration in the sixth minute of the second half led to the opening goal through Micky van der Penne.

In the end, Luton couldn’t get a point against 10-man Tottenham. Even in their first season of PL promotion, Luton’s players seemed frustrated that they couldn’t get a win against 10 men. After the game, Luton winger Chiedozie Ogbenee said, “We were devastated. We lost to Tottenham, who are playing well. Still, we were shocked that we couldn’t capitalize on the team playing with 10 men,” he said, noting that the team’s mood was very low.

“We started strong, but I think we lacked concentration, and we need to look at (the game). We’re feeling frustrated, but we also feel like we need to capitalize on our chances. We created a lot of chances today.”

As Ogbonna says, Luton didn’t play badly. Their problem was their 토토 finishing. Despite creating numerous scoring chances, they failed to score a single goal. When they did get a shot off, it was usually on a trajectory that Guglielmo Vicario could only parry.

“The coach said we have to be cool in the PL. An early goal is very important. You saw the importance of it today. You have to score when you get the chance and we paid the price for not doing that,” he said, noting the need for improved finishing.

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Ace re-signing is a no-brainer…’HERE WE GO’ reporter confirms

Jerrod Bowen is expected to sign a new long-term contract with West Ham United.

European soccer transfer market expert Fabrizio Romano, who works for the UK’s The Guardian, tweeted on Monday that Bowen has agreed to sign a new long-term contract with West Ham. This is another great piece of news after Bowen’s call-up to the England national team. Bowen is keen to remain at the heart of the project and has agreed to the club’s final offer,” the report said, adding that Bowen had agreed to re-sign for West Ham.

Bowen began playing for the Hammers in the 2019-20 season and has been the team’s ace ever since. In 2020-21, his second season with the Hammers, he scored eight goals and provided five assists in the league, followed by 12 goals and 10 assists in the league in 2021-22, when the Hammers finished 10-10. Last season, Bowen didn’t see as much action in the league due to the team’s poor form, but he still managed to win trophies in cup competitions, including a theater goal in the UEFA Europa Conference League (UECL) final.

He has continued that trend this season. West Ham have had a decent start to the season, with four wins, one draw, and two losses in their first seven games, and Bowen has played in all seven, scoring five goals and providing one assist. In terms of goals alone, Bowen is third on the team behind Elling Holland (8) and Son Heung-min (6). Aside from his goals, Bowen’s impact on the team means that West Ham’s performance depends on him.

As a result of his performances, Bowen was recently named to England’s roster for the October A-match period. This is Bowen’s first call-up to the national team in about a year and four months. He was 바카라사이트 called up to the squad in June of last year at the height of his form, making his debut against Hungary, but has been out of the national team for a while now as West Ham have struggled.

As Romano explains, it’s a double whammy for Bowen to be capped by the national team and re-sign with West Ham. The same can be said for West Ham. “The news that Bowen, one of David Moyes’ most important and influential players, has agreed to be a part of West Ham’s future is hugely positive news for the club and its fans,” wrote the UK’s Cut Offside.

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Asian Games concludes, 16 days of intense competition over

The Hangzhou Asian Games, Asia’s largest sports festival, has come to a close.

The closing ceremony kicked off at 9 p.m. ET today at the Hangzhou Sports Center Stadium in Hangzhou, China. Originally scheduled to take place in 2022, the Games were pushed back a year due to the COVID-19 pandemic and ran for 16 days, starting on March 23 and ending on March 8. A record-breaking 12,500 athletes from 45 countries competed for 481 gold medals in 40 sports.

South Korea, which sent more than 1,140 athletes to compete in 39 events, won 42 gold, 59 silver, and 89 bronze medals, achieving its pre-event goal of third place overall. First place went to China with 201 gold medals, and second place went to Japan with 52 gold medals.

Director Xiao Lan, who directed the opening ceremony, was also responsible for the closing ceremony. He used AI technology to create a spectacular stage production, filling the stadium with lotus and cassia flowers. About 80,000 spectators filled the stadium to welcome the athletes home.

A total of 81 Korean athletes attended the closing ceremony. The Korean flag bearer for the closing ceremony was breaker Kim Hong-ryul. He won a silver medal in breaking, which was introduced for the first time at the Games.

As the athletes exited, dancers in white dresses appeared, and highlights of the competition were shown. Gao Zhidan, General Secretary of the General Administration of Sport of China, and Raja Lindar Singh, Acting President of the Olympic Council of Asia (OCA), then took center stage to say ‘thank you’ and ‘close’.

South Korea has made a strong impression at the Asian Games with strong performances in swimming, fencing, taekwondo, and archery. First, taekwondo led the way with a golden run. The Korean taekwondo team won five of the 13 gold medals, and added two silver and two bronze medals to defend its taekwondo pride.

Swimming set an Asian record in the men’s 800-meter freestyle relay with Hwang Sun-woo (Gangwon-do) and Kim Woo-min (Gangwon-do) and won six gold, six silver and 10 bronze medals. This is the largest gold medal haul for a swimming management event at an Asian Games in history.

Fencing also won six gold, three silver, and three bronze medals, marking the fourth consecutive overall title for the sport since Guangzhou 2010. With the addition of the six gold medals, Korea has now won the most Asian Games fencing gold medals in history (52).

Archery had a stellar performance. Recurve once 토토 again proved to be the world’s No. 1, winning four golds, one silver and one bronze, while compound had its first ever ‘no gold’ result, with three silver and two bronze medals.

On the eve of the closing day, men’s soccer and baseball won gold side by side. Baseball beat reunited Chinese Taipei in the final to win its fourth straight title, while soccer beat Japan in the final to win its first three in a row.

After lighting up Hangzhou, the flame now heads to Aichi and Nagoya, Japan, which will host the 2026 Games. The Asian Games anthem was played as the flag was lowered and the flame was handed over to the Aichi-Nagoya Organizing Committee. The flag of the host country, Japan, was then raised to wish the next Games success.

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After ‘disappointing debut,’ can Wood fit in with Lakers?

Wood’s debut ends in disappointment.

The Los Angeles Lakers suffered a 108-125 loss to the Golden State Warriors in the 2023-2024 NBA preseason at the Chase Center in San Francisco, California, on Monday (Aug. 8).

The Lakers were without their ace LeBron James, and the game was expected to be a tough one, and that’s exactly what it turned out to be. The Lakers struggled to control Golden State’s offense throughout the game and lost the firepower battle. The Lakers got strong performances from Anthony Davis with 15 points and five rebounds in 13 minutes and D’Angelo Russell with 15 points and five assists in 16 minutes, but it wasn’t enough.

New offseason additions Christian Wood, Gabe Vincent, Cam Reddish, Taurin Prince, and Jackson Hayes also made their debuts. Of the freshmen, Hayes stood out the most. Hayes was active on the court and raised the Lakers’ energy level. He worked hard on offense, setting screens and running pick-and-rolls.

Conversely, Wood was the biggest disappointment. Wood joined the Lakers at the end of the trade deadline this summer for the veteran’s minimum. No team was interested in Wood, who had a disappointing season with the Dallas Mavericks in 2022-2023. Eventually, Wood cried and ate mustard, signing with the Lakers in hopes of resurrecting his career.

Wood’s performance in that game showed why no NBA team wanted him. Wood’s biggest problem is his personality. He’s not a great defender, he’s a player who needs to make plays on offense. The problem is that Wood’s offense is strictly individualistic. He tries to score through one-on-one attacks rather than coordinating with teammates or getting help, which means that when he scores, there’s no synergy for the team.

The problems continued against Golden State. Wood finished with just five points and four rebounds in 20 minutes of action, and made just two of eight free throws. Free throws can fail. The problem 메이저토토사이트 was the offense. Wood remained a strictly individual player, constantly attempting random offense regardless of the team’s offensive flow. The weaknesses on defense remained. If this continues, Wood’s playing time will inevitably decrease.

It was only the first game, but Wood was still a disappointment. Of course, you have to take into account that James was out and it was his first preseason game with his teammates. If the Lakers are going to be successful this season, Wood’s performance will be essential. But can Wood make a difference for the Lakers?

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After their 7-6 come-from-behind victory over the Lotte Giants at Sajik Stadium in Busan on April 4, LG Twins players began changing into their championship hats and uniforms with a smile on their faces. The LG fans in the away stands waited for the team to arrive, singing their support songs at the top of their lungs .As the players poured onto the field one by one, LG fans began chanting “LG is invincible” after 29 years of waiting .LG had traveled from Seoul to Busan for the game the day before and received the news that they had clinched first place in the regular season. Without playing a game, second-place KT WIZ and third-place NC Dinos lost side-by-side to earn a ticket to the Korean Series “on the bus. LG sought permission from the home team, Lotte, and organized a “regular season first place ceremony” after the game .Lotte displayed LG’s regular-season title emblem on its scoreboard to honor the team’s first-place finish. While LG clinched the top spot in the regular season for the first time in 29 years since 1994, Lotte has yet to finish first in the regular season since its inception. The LG players looked out into the away stands and unfurled a banner that read, “To victory, one Twins, one fan, one result !Some LG fans were moved to tears with emotion. The LG players waved banners commemorating their first-place finish in the regular season, and some held up jerseys of Go Woo-seok, Moon Bo-kyung, Jung Woo-young (all competing in the Hangzhou Asian Games), Adam Plutko, and Ham Deok-ju (injured), who were unable to attend the championship ceremony. Before the game, the LG players hung the jerseys of four players – Go Woo-seok, Moon Bo-kyung, Jung Woo-young, and Ham Deok-ju – on the dugout wall. Plutko’s jersey was later added by a fan.Oh Ji-hwan, who led the team as captain for one season, promised, “We will win the Korean Series and win the overall championship. “LG ended its humble first-place ceremony in Busan with a final chorus of cheers .The team will celebrate with more fans at Jamsil Stadium in Seoul 스포츠토토 on April 6, the final game of the series.

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LG Twins captain Oh Ji-hwan (33), who returned to the dugout after the first-place regular season ceremony with the fans, seemed to be overcome with emotion .Speaking to reporters after the game against the Lotte Giants at Sajik Stadium in Busan on Thursday, Oh said, “I’m really playing baseball for this, but I think I did it too late, so I’m sorry to the fans. I’m excited because it will be memorable for me,” he said .LG, which clinched first place in the regular season and punched its ticket to the Korean Series for the first time since 1994, came from behind to beat Lotte 7-6 earlier in the day. With the score tied at 6-6 in the bottom of the ninth inning, Oh drove in the game-winning run with a pitcher’s choice infield single to center field. Thanks to Oh’s hit, LG was able to celebrate its first-place finish in the regular season. “It felt like we were notified (of the top spot) after two teams (KT Wiz and NC Dinos) literally lost without playing a game,” said Oh, who had traveled to Busan the day before. “If it was a little disappointing because we didn’t feel like we did it, it was better today because we played until the end and won a close game. “Joining the team in 2009, during LG’s “dark days,” Oh overcame all odds to become the team’s franchise star, and tasted first place in the regular season as captain. “I think of my older brothers, who were with me before, and when I did such a good thing (like the first place ceremony), I feel like I wish my seniors could have enjoyed it with me, and I feel sorry that I couldn’t fulfill it,” he said .He continued, “A lot of my seniors contacted me to congratulate me. It feels good to be at the center as the LG captain. “LG now has eight games left in the regular season .With 83 points, LG needs five wins in the remaining eight games to set a new record for most wins in team history. “We will do our best in the remaining games,” said Oh Ji-hwan. “There are teams that are competing for the top spot, so we have to do our best in the remaining games,” said Oh. “If we win a lot of games, we will be able to carry the momentum of victory into the Korean Series .The important thing now is to win the Korean Series to complete the overall title. “If we win four games, we can accomplish everything. 카지노사이트 “We told the players to keep our minds together. For now, we’ll just focus on the game.”

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