‘Neck pain→early plateau’ Buchanan avoids major injury…”Better than the day before, we’ll see”

Samsung Lions foreign pitcher David Buchanan avoided a major injury when he was removed from the mound after just two innings.

Buchanan started the 14th game of the 2023 Shinhan Bank SOL KBO League season against the LG Twins at Samsung Lions Park in Daegu on Saturday and gave way to right-hander Lee Seung-hyun after two innings of one-hit ball.

Buchanan was seen in the dugout after the top of the second inning complaining of discomfort, and he also felt unwell during a practice pitch in the top of the third inning. The Samsung bench eventually pulled Buchanan and brought in right-hander Lee Seung-hyun.

Before the 15th game of the season against LG on the 17th, Samsung manager Park Jin-man said, “I think I had a little lump in my throat at the time. It’s better than yesterday,” he said, explaining Buchanan’s condition, “I think we’ll have to wait until tomorrow to see how he’s doing.”

As for what caused the pain. “It wasn’t when he was throwing,” Park said, “but when he was reading the video, he suddenly turned his head to look at the scoreboard, and it hurt, so I think it came up for a second, but somehow he couldn’t throw the ball to the last batter, Moon Sung-ju. He said he would try to throw it, so he went out in the top of the third inning, but he couldn’t do it while he was warming up, so he was replaced.”

Despite losing the game, right-hander Lee Seung-hyun, who was called up on short notice, did his job with three scoreless innings. “After the top of the second inning, Buchanan came down and said he didn’t feel well, so Lee Seung-hyun had been preparing for some time,” Park said. “If he could just get two innings, he would be good, but I think he was able to get through the third inning and throw the right pitches. I think my command wasn’t very good, so the batters were actively hitting, so I think I threw fewer pitches.”메이저놀이터

Meanwhile, Samsung, which will challenge Casey Kelly in the best-of-three series, lined up in the following order: Kim Hyun-joon (center field), Kim Sung-yoon (left field), Koo Ja-uk (right field), Jose Pirela (designated hitter), Ryu Ji-hyuk (first base), Kang Han-ul (third base), Kim Dong-jin (second base), Lee Jae-hyun (shortstop), and Kim Jae-sung (catcher). Baek Jung-hyun is the starting pitcher. Lee Jae-hyun is back in the lineup, and Kang Min-ho will start the game off the bench.

“Sonny, take care of Tottenham”…Yoris, who lost captaincy to SON, heads to Italy instead of Saudi Arabia

After handing over the captain’s armband to Son Heung-min, Hugo Joris is looking for a new challenge in Italy instead of Saudi Arabia.

The UK’s Daily Mail reported on April 16 (KST) that “Lazio have opened talks with Tottenham Hotspur over Yoris. Yoris is looking for a new challenge away from the Premier League and discussions are underway between Lazio and Tottenham. A transfer could be completed before the start of the new season this weekend.”

Yossi joined Spurs from Olympique Lyonnais in 2012 and has been the club’s first-choice goalkeeper ever since. His leadership skills earned him the captaincy in 2015. Despite not winning any trophies, he was part of Tottenham’s golden era, finishing second in the league in 2016/17, runner-up in the UEFA Champions League in 2018/19 and runner-up in the League Cup in 2020/21.

After nearly 11 years together, the end is in sight. Yi lost his starting spot in the 2022/23 season to Fraser Forster. In the second half of the season, injuries took him out of the lineup altogether and he wasn’t able to contribute much to the team.

He signed a new two-year contract with the Spurs last year, but in June, he publicly expressed his desire to leave the club this summer. Having been linked with a move to Saudi Arabia, a return to his hometown club OGC Nice, and a move to French giants Paris Saint-Germain, Yoris will now seek a new challenge in Italy.

In June, Yoris said, “It’s the end of an era. I have a desire for something else. I asked myself what is possible. First of all, I have one year left on my contract at Tottenham and it’s hard to predict what will happen in football. The most important thing for me now is to recover well from my injury and get back to the top in July. Then we’ll see what the future holds.”

Yoris has since been left off the Spurs’ roster for their preseason Asia tour this summer. New Tottenham manager Enzi Postecoglou included key players such as Son Heung-min and Harry Kane, but not Yoritza. This was done as a courtesy to the club to explore a possible transfer.

Although he was listed as the number one on the Tottenham squad for the 2023/24 season, which was announced by the club on March 13, his departure was effectively finalized when he handed over the captaincy to Son Heung-min, a position he had held for nearly eight years.

Gianluca DiMarzio, who specializes in Italian football news, said: “Yoris is one of the names at the top of Lazio’s transfer list. Former Chelsea boss Maurizio Sarri has been keeping tabs on him and he could join the club before the start of the new Serie A season at the weekend.”

Lazio are currently in talks with Tottenham over the transfer fee. According to the Daily Mail, Spurs were willing to let Yoris become a free agent, but chairman Daniel Levy wants to secure a transfer fee given that he still has a year left on his contract.

Yoris also reportedly favors a move to Lazio over any other offer. Lazio have reportedly emphasized to Yoris that he can play in the UEFA Champions League this season.

Meanwhile, Son, who was handed the captain’s armband by Yoris, made his captaincy debut in the league opener against Brentford on Sept. 13, but did not perform well, conceding a penalty. Tottenham barely managed a 2-2 draw, and Heung-min did not escape criticism as the team accepted their second-lowest rating.

However, his pre-match gesture of taking the players to the front of the away fans traveling to Brentford’s stadium to greet and chant for them drew applause.온라인카지노

James Maddison, who moved to Tottenham this season and has become vice-captain, said: “Son Heung-min texted me and said he had an idea. He said he had an idea instead of huddling in the middle of the pitch. I think the fans were happy because it showed we were all together. It was a good idea from him and it gave us a positive start,” he said, praising Son for his plan to greet the fans in front of the stadium.

“I liked the opponent’s ping-pong” Park Hae-min, who was hit by Lee Sung-kyu’s laser ping-pong, wrapped up Yeom Kyung-yeop.

“Their pitching was good.”

LG Twins manager Yeom Kyung-yeop reviewed the previous day’s game against the Samsung Lions in the 2023 Shinhan Bank SOL KBO League at Samsung Lions Park in Daegu, South Korea, ahead of the teams’ 14th meeting. In particular, he expressed his disappointment with Park Hae-min’s home rush.

It was a situation that could have been a disappointment for the commander. Trailing 3-4 in the seventh inning, with runners on first and second, Shin Min-jae singled to right off Lee Jae-ik. The runner on second, Park Hae-min, quickly rounded third base and raced home. Given his quick feet, it was expected that he would be able to get home. However, a laser throw from right fielder Lee Sung-gyu threw Park out at home.

Although Yeom acknowledged that the opponent’s pitch was good, he believed that “it shouldn’t have come in.” “Samsung was playing a forward defense, and considering Lee Sung-gyu’s strong shoulder, he should have stopped at third base,” he said.

LG blew a chance to tie the game when Park Hae-min was thrown out at home. They were rattled by a two-run double by Samsung’s Oh Jae-il in the eighth inning and scored two more runs off Oh Seung-hwan in the ninth, but were unable to overturn the deficit. After battling Samsung to the end, they fell to 5-6 and saw their five-game winning streak come to a halt.메이저놀이터

Meanwhile, LG’s lineup was Hong Chang-ki (right fielder), Shin Min-jae (second baseman), Kim Hyun-soo (designated hitter), Austin Dean (first baseman), Moon Bo-kyung (third baseman), Kim Min-sung (shortstop), Park Dong-won (catcher), Moon Sung-joo (left fielder), and Park Hae-min (center fielder). The starting pitcher will be Lee Jung-yong.

‘Shocking’…’monkeying’ around and pocketing 2.2 trillion more→EPL team acquisition is a ‘golden goose’ →Champions League teams’ ransoms rise vertically

English Premier League club Manchester United was put up for sale last November by a US banking group. The current owners, the Glazer family, wanted £6 billion.

One of the bidders interested in the club, Sheikh Jassim, owner of the Qatar Banking Group, offered £5 billion for the club. A consortium group led by British billionaire Sir Jim Ratcliffe offered less than £4 billion.

The difference between the two bids is the size of the stake. Sheikh Jassim offered £5 billion plus alpha for all of United’s shares.

Sir Jim Ratcliffe, on the other hand, is interested in acquiring stable management, so he is only looking to acquire around 60% of the shares. This is because the current owners, the Glazer family, want to retain a stake in the club even if they hand over control.

In the end, however, a group of Qatari banks led by Sheikh Jassim agreed to pay nearly £6 billion, more than initially expected, to acquire 100% of the club. All that remained was the announcement.

As the announcement of the sale dragged on, reports emerged that the price of the club had jumped to a whopping £7.3 billion. “Manchester United’s Glazer family are set to announce a staggering £7.3 billion sale,” The Sun reported on Thursday. The reports are based on claims by the current owners of the English club.

Mehmet Dahman, a Turkish banker and owner of Cardiff City in Wales, has revealed that the Glazers are set to announce the sale of Manchester United for a staggering £7.3 billion, according to The Sun. That’s £1.3 billion more than the £6 billion the Glazers originally wanted and £220 billion more than they were willing to pay.

The rationale behind Mahomet Dahlmann’s claim is that the value of the soccer club has suddenly skyrocketed in recent years.

American private equity investors are now looking to invest in English soccer teams, which Dahlman claims is driving up the price of soccer teams. In particular, the price of Champions League clubs has increased dramatically. Manchester United is playing in the Champions League this season.

Dahlman says even second-tier clubs like Cardiff City can get a triple return on their investment.

“I’ve met a lot of American private equity investors,” Dahlman says, “and the value of soccer clubs is skyrocketing. The Americans are very determined to get into this market,” he explains.

In fact, in the English Premier League, Chelsea was recently sold to Todd Boeli, co-owner of the Los Angeles Dodgers. Earlier, fifth division team Wrexham was sold to an American movie star. This month, NFL legend Tom Brady became a board member after taking a partial stake in Birmingham City.

“We spoke to the Leeds owners when we were there, and they valued the Championship club at three times the money they were making,” Dahlman said. “Manchester United is expected to announce a sale for £7.2 billion to £7.3 billion, which is about 10 times their investment.”온라인바카라

“Two or three years ago, we were looking to sell Cardiff City for £20-30 million,” Dahlman says. Now the price has jumped to £90-100 million.” “The valuations of Championship League clubs have really jumped,” he said.

Asian Football Confederation to host Women’s Champions League starting in 2024-2025 season

The Asian Football Confederation (AFC) Women’s Champions League will be launched for the 2024-2025 season.

The Asian Football Confederation (AFC) held an executive committee meeting online today (May 15) to announce the launch of the Women’s Champions League for the 2024-2025 season.

The AFC has organized the AFC Women’s Club Championship since 2019, which will be expanded into the Champions League from the 2024-2025 season.

The 2022 AFC Women’s Club Championship was split between East and West Asia, with Asian Scholars College of Thailand winning the East Asian title and Sogdiana Zizak of Uzbekistan winning the West Asian title.

For the 2024-2025 season, the AFC Women’s Champions League will initially be played as an invitational competition, with the AFC announcing at a later date how many teams will compete.

Meanwhile, the AFC has also decided to split the men’s club competition into tiers from the 2024-2025 season, with a significant increase in prize money.

There will be 24 teams competing in the AFC Champions League Elite, the top club competition, and 32 teams competing in the AFC Champions League 2, the next tier down.

The final tier, the AFC Challenge League, will have 20 teams competing for the title.온라인바카

Increase the prize pool for the top tier, AFC Champions League Elite, to $12 million for the 2024-2025 season.

“It’s an intimidating swing for the opponent,” says the national hitter.

Even to the eyes of one of the most prolific home run hitters in Korean professional baseball, Hanwha Eagles’ Noh Si-hwan’s power looks unusual. “It’s hard to tell he’s in his mid-20s,” he said with praise and caution.

The Doosan Bears, coached by Lee Seung-yeop, the “national hitter,” finished their three-game series against the Hanwha Eagles in Daejeon on Nov. 11-13 with a 1-2 record.

The Bears started off strong with an 11-4 victory on the 11th, but fell to a 1-6 defeat the next day. The key was giving up two hits and four RBIs, including one home run, to Hanwha slugger Noh Shi-hwan.

Noh hit his 27th home run of the season against Doosan’s vaunted homegrown ace, Kwak Bin. He took a 147-kilometer fastball and smashed it over the right-center field fence. The distance was measured at 126 meters, showing the unique power of Noh’s bat.

This season, Noh has broken out of his prospect shell to become one of the best big hitters in the league. He currently leads SSG Landers’ Choi Jeong (21 home runs) by a wide margin and is cruising toward his first 30-homer season and home run crown. Hanwha’s chances of crowning a home run champion this season, which hasn’t happened since Kim Tae-gyun (31) in 2008, have never been bettered.

Manager Lee Seung-yeop praised Noh’s power and wild swing, even though he was on the opposite team the next day. Most importantly, he praised his ability to push the ball over the fence.

Coach Lee Seung-yeop said, “Noh Si-hwan hits really well. He has a very mature swing, including the ability to drive home runs. It was good to see that he was patient with bad pitches, and when the ball was in his zone, he didn’t hesitate to swing and hit a long ball.”

Lee, who retired from active duty after the 2017 season and served as a baseball commentator until last year, has repeatedly emphasized the need for a young slugger to succeed Park Byung-ho (KT) and Choi Jeong-jeong.

In particular, he expressed his desire for a hitter like Munetaka Murakami (23-Yakult Swallows), who exploded for 56 home runs in the Nippon Professional Baseball (NPB) last year, to emerge in Korea. He said that while the team needs special pitchers, it also needs “game changers” who can play every day and change the atmosphere of the game at any time.

The thirst for a “young big bat” in Korean baseball has been quenched by the rapid rise of Noh Si-hwan, a fifth-year pro. Coach Lee Seung-yeop believes that Noh has a lot of room to grow into a bigger player in the future.

“The best part about him is that he has the power and swing trajectory to hit over both the left and right field fences,” Lee said. “Teams facing him, like us, always feel like he’s going to hit a home run if he makes a mistake,” he explained.메이저놀이터

“You don’t see him just swinging at ridiculous pitches. He seems like a very good, very good hitter.” “I wasn’t a hard-swinging hitter when I was playing. From the pitcher’s point of view, there’s definitely an intimidation factor with hitters who take full swings because they know they’re going to get hit. I wish we had a hitter like that on our team.”

“Son Heung-min struggles to get the ball…needs to improve” The harsh reality of Tottenham without Kane

By Kim Min-cheol Reporter= Without Harry Kane, Tottenham Hotspur’s offense struggled to find its stride.

Tottenham drew 2-2 with Brentford in the first round of the 2023/2024 English Premier League (EPL) at the Wembley Community Stadium in London, England, on Wednesday (Aug. 13).

Most of the attention has been on the forward line. Harry Kane, a 20-plus goal scorer every season, left for Bayern Munich on Dec. 12, and many wondered if Tottenham would be able to fill his void.

Kane’s replacement, however, has been the player to fill the void. Tottenham head coach Enze Postecoglou used him as a frontline striker in a 4-2-3-1 formation. Son Heung-min, James Maddison, and Dejan Kulusebski formed the second line.

The performance was less than satisfactory. He was active from side to side, looking for openings in the attack, but failed to create a decisive scoring chance.

His lack of success was reflected in his record. According to statistical outlet Fúscore.com, Hichalisson had just two shots on goal in the match. He was also shaky, losing possession of the ball on three occasions and losing a touch.

The criticisms poured in. “He worked hard but lacked any meaningful touches in threatening areas,” said Talk Sport in the UK. “His influence grew, but he also missed some crucial scoring chances,” it said.

Son Heung-min was not immune to criticism. The South Korean, who wore the captain’s armband on the day, didn’t look as threatening in Kane’s absence and was even fouled inside the penalty box in the 23rd minute, which led to the equalizer.

Not much else to write home about. According to Hooscore.com stats, Son managed just two shots on goal on the day. He also lost possession on two occasions, disrupting the flow of the offense.

The British media was also harsh in its assessment. “Son struggled to receive the ball in front of goal before being substituted,” wrote Talk Sport.

Kane’s absence could not be hidden. With both of Spurs’ goals coming from defenders like Christian Romero and Emerson Royale, the pressure was on the attacking line.온라인바카라

“All of Tottenham’s goals came from the defense,” said Talk Sport. The defense must improve,” and called for more effort from the Tottenham offense, including Son Heung-min.

“I was impressed” with Japan’s conquest of the United States→International tournament success→National ace heralded as MLB free agent

After Shohei Ohtani (Angels), another Japanese starting pitcher is making waves in free agency. This time, it’s not a big leaguer in the major leagues, but Yoshinobu Yamamoto (Orix), a “pre-big leaguer” who has conquered Japan.

The American sports publication The Athletic mentioned Yamamoto’s name in two articles on Wednesday (Feb. 13) looking ahead to this winter’s free agency market. One was a report that the New York Mets, under owner Steve “Big Hand” Cohen, could target Yamamoto, and the other was a preliminary free agent ranking by columnist Jim Borden.

Through 12 days, Yamamoto is 11-4 with a 1.57 ERA and 118 strikeouts. He ranks first in ERA and wins, and third in strikeouts. Yamamoto has been the ace of the Japanese national team as he continues to perform in the Premier 12, the Olympics, and the World Baseball Classic (WBC).

Ken Rosenthal believes that Cohen could be a force in free agency again after getting rid of Max Scherzer (to Texas) and Justin Verlander (to Houston). However, he doesn’t expect them to invest in older players like Scherzer and Verlander.

The Mets set a franchise record for payroll spending this year, but they missed the postseason, and their new goal is to win a championship after 2025. They don’t need players who can play for a year or two, they need players who can play for three years or more. Yamamoto is a free agent who will be 25 years old.

Rosenthal writes, “The best free agent pitcher to fit the Mets’ new goals is Yamamoto, who has yet to pitch in the major leagues. General manager Billy Eppler watched him at the WBC,” Rosenthal wrote.

Borden sees Yamamoto as a “low-risk, third-string starter.” He ranked him ninth in free agency. Among starting pitchers, he’s sixth. Ohtani, a starter and designated hitter, is the clear favorite, followed by Aaron Nola (Philadelphia), Blake Snell (San Diego), Julio Urias (Dodgers), and Clayton Kershaw (Dodgers).

“I saw Yamamoto pitch at the WBC and was impressed,” said Borden. He looked like a solid No. 3 starter who could step into a major league club’s starting rotation and post double-digit wins and a sub-3 ERA. He has excellent command and can put one pitch in and one pitch out of the strike zone.”온라인카지노

“Yamamoto is a seasoned, savvy, and poised pitcher. His fastball sits in the mid-to-low 90s. Throws a five-pitch mix, including a strong splitter and an above-average curveball. Utilizes both the top and bottom of the strike zone. Has already won the Triple Crown (ERA, strikeouts, wins) in Japan the past two years.”

‘Heir to Lee Dae-ho’ goes 2-for-6 with no homers in two straight days… ‘Injury recovery’ main catcher also nears return

Lotte outfielder Han Dong-hee activated her home run machine for the second straight day in the Futures League.

Han Dong-hee started at first base in the Futures League game against Hanwha at Seosan Stadium on Wednesday and continued her hot bat, going 5-for-3 with a solo home run in the third inning, one RBI and two runs scored.

After singling to right field in the first inning, Han led off the third inning with a solo home run to left center off Hanwha starter Jang Min-jae for a 1-0 lead. In the seventh, with the score 4-0, she led off with a double against Song Yoon-joon and came home on Yoo Kang-nam’s two-run homer. Han Dong-hee completed her three-hit performance in the ninth with a single to right-center off Yoon San-hum.

The day before, in the fifth inning of the game against Hanwha in Seosan, Han Dong-hee hit a huge 130-meter home run to left field against Hanwha starter Nam Ji-min. She also recorded a multi-hit game with a single to right in the ninth inning.

Hit streak extended to three games in the Futures League after being designated for assignment on July 7 to readjust his hitting mechanics. He is 10-for-6 (.600) with two home runs, five RBIs and three runs scored in the Futures League. Han is eligible for a call-up from the 17th.

He’s been following former Lotte manager Larry Sutton’s advice to drive to center field.

At this pace, she could be back in the lineup as soon as the 10 days are up. Han is batting just 2-for-1 with four home runs and 28 RBIs in 77 games for the first team this season.

Gyeongnam High School junior Noh Si-hwan is on MVP pace, leading the team in home runs, RBIs, and on-base percentage with 27. He has been called the “successor to Lee Dae-ho,” so there is no time for impatience. It is urgent to overcome psychological pressure first.

Han raised expectations last year when he hit a career-high 3-for-7 with 14 home runs, 65 RBIs and 43 runs scored in 129 games. However, he has been up and down this season and has struggled to regain his hitting touch.메이저놀이터

Meanwhile, Yoo Kang-nam, who went 3-for-3 against Hanwha the previous day, showed off his hot bat for the second straight day with a two-run home run and a walk, signaling that a call-up is not far off. Manager Larry Sutton said on the 13th, “Yoo’s rehab went well. He played good defense and got three hits at the plate.” “I’m not going to rush him to the big leagues. We have two healthy catchers (Son Seong-bin and Shin Jung-geun) who are doing a good job, so I’ll come back after I’m sure of my body. I’m not in a hurry. My health comes first. I will return after I am 100 percent fit,” he said.

Munich signing Kim Min-jae-Kane caught ‘out-of-body bench two-shooting’ on day of disastrous defeat, fans mock ‘Kane effect’

A ‘two-shot’ video has emerged of Kim Min-jae and Harry Kane, who joined Bayern Munich side-by-side this summer, watching their team go down in shocking fashion from the bench.

Kim and Kane were benched side-by-side for the 2023 DFL Super Cup against Leipzig at the Allianz Arena in Munich, Germany, on Wednesday (Aug. 13).

Munich head coach Thomas Tuchel apparently planned to keep his two key resources on the bench for now and bring them on in the second half.

Minjae and Kane, who must have felt comfortable and “intuited” the game, thinking, “No way Munich will go down easily,” watched as their team conceded in the first three minutes.

The two shots of Kim and Kane were taken around the fifth minute of the first half, after the early goal. The pair looked bewildered and quickly scanned the field with their eyes.

Munich’s worst fears were realized in the 44th minute when Olmo scored to make it 0-2 at halftime.

Tuchel made a change at halftime, bringing on Kim Min-Jae, Kingsley Coman, and Nusair Mazrouei at the same time. He even brought on Kane in the 19th minute of the second half.

But the gap, once opened, showed no signs of closing. In the 23rd minute, Olmo completed his hat trick from the penalty spot.

Kim Min-jae did his part in the 45th minute, chasing down Cesco with a burst of speed in the 24th minute after the goal and making a good tackle to prevent a fourth, but the team remained scoreless and lost 0-3.

Fans mocked the “Kane effect” after he failed to lift a trophy in more than a decade with Tottenham, with some saying he looked like he regretted his move after just one day.

Munich signed Kim Min-jae, who has been a revelation at Napoli, and Kane, one of the top strikers in the English Premier League and an England international captain, to help them reach the top of the Bundesliga and Champions League.온라인바카라

Even considering that the Super Cup is a “warm-up” for the main season, the 0-3 scoreline is shocking. Tuchel’s side almost lost the title at the end of last season as well, losing 1-0 to Leipzig.

Munich travel to Werder Bremen for their Bundesliga opener on Sept. 19 amidst the chaos.