Doosan manager Lee Seung-yeop announces expanded roster, “From tomorrow, he will be a first-team player”

Doosan’s expanded roster in the KBO has been finalized.

The 2023 Shinhan Bank SOL KBO League game against LG Electronics took place at Jamsil Stadium in Seoul on July 31. Doosan head coach Lee Seung-yeop spoke to reporters before the game and announced the five players named to the expanded roster, which will take effect in September.

Starting next month, the KBO League will implement an expanded roster that will increase the number of first-team players for each of the 10 clubs from 28 to 33. The expanded roster was introduced in 2015 to help rest tired starters toward the end of the season.

Three pitchers – Park Shin-ji, Lee Hyung-beom, and Kim Jung-woo – were included, while two batters – Lee Yoo-chan and Park Ji-hoon – joined the roster. Of the three, Park Shin-ji will start the final game of the three-game weekend series against Lotte next month.

Park Shin-ji got a few chances to play early in the season, but didn’t meet Lee’s expectations. In six appearances (one start), he struggled to a 6.23 ERA with no wins, no losses, no holds, and no saves. He was particularly shaky against Hanwha on June 7, when he was pulled early after just two innings (two runs).

However, Park Shin-ji is an attractive resource for Lee, as he split time between the starting rotation (9 games) and the bullpen (20 games) last season. While Lee is disappointed with Park’s performance this season, he believes he can be utilized as a starter at any time.

Lee is also considering a “one-plus-one” system, where the team will play with two starting pitchers. “With three more pitchers, the timing of substitutions can be quicker,” he said, explaining, “The best case scenario is for the starter to go at least five innings, but if he’s struggling, we need to have a bullpen pitcher on standby quickly.”

Right-hander Kim Myung-shin has been pitching well out of the bullpen, so the expanded roster will help him stay healthy. “As soon as you come up from the second team, you’ll be nervous because you have to play an important game, but from tomorrow, you’ll be a first-team player,” Lee said, adding, “It’s up to you, and I hope you don’t show weakness.”

Currently, Doosan is in the mid-table and in the thick of the postseason race. With 54 wins, one draw, 53 losses, and a 5.5 percent win percentage, they are just 0.5 games behind fifth-place KIA. 온라인바카라

They still have a lot of games left against the top teams, but they need to build up their points. “I think we have enough strength to keep up in the second half,” Lee said, “and if we show what we’ve been working on, I think we can have a good finish.”

‘South Korea’s hottest prospect’ Bae Joon-ho joins Stoke City—4-year deal, key to EPL promotion

South Korean soccer prospect Bae Jun-ho, 20, has joined English Football League (EFL) Championship side Stoke City.

“Stoke City have completed the signing of midfielder Bae Jun-ho from Daejeon Hana Citizen of the South Korean K League. The contract is for four years and the transfer fee is undisclosed.”

Bae said: “I’ve always wanted to play in England and now my dream has come true. “I’ve always wanted to play in England and now my dream has come true, but it’s just the beginning and I hope to have a successful career at Stoke. Moving to England is about adapting to a new environment, both on and off the pitch. I hope to settle in as quickly as possible and help the team with my performances.”

Bae was highly touted as the next big thing in Korean soccer. He made his professional debut for Daejeon in 2022, wearing the number 33 shirt, and scored one goal in 10 appearances. In his first season, he played between the B team and the first team, with the B team getting more opportunities. This season, he made 17 appearances and scored two goals.

Bae Jun-ho made a name for himself at the FIFA U-20 World Cup 2023 in Argentina this past May with a standout performance. After being sidelined by injury during the group stage, Bae burst onto the scene as South Korea advanced to the round of 16.

In the Round of 16 against Ecuador, he scored a goal and an assist to help South Korea reach the quarterfinals. While he had a solid quarterfinal performance, he was at his best against Italy in the quarterfinals. Bae used his excellent dribbling ability to get past the Italian defense. Two or three people tried to stop him, but they couldn’t without committing a foul. Bae Jun-ho drew several fouls and wreaked havoc on the Italian defense.

Although South Korea lost 1-2 to Italy and failed to reach the final, many foreign media outlets heaped praise on the Korean No. 10.

With his performance on the world stage, Bae Jun-ho was expected to move to Europe this summer. Several clubs showed interest, but no concrete offers were made, and Stoke were the favorites to sign Bae, who preferred to move to England.

Ricky Martin, Technical Director at Stoke, said: “Junho Bae is an emerging talent who caught the attention of our scouting team at the U-20 World Cup. We were looking to bring in players from outside of England and Europe and have been following his performances in the K League this season.” 토토사이트

“Bae has shown his technical ability on the pitch and will be a great fit for us. He’s coming to a new environment and will need to adjust, but we’re excited about his talent. Once he gets used to the club and the English game, I think he will improve.”

After four games, Stoke are currently 10th in the Championship with two wins and two losses. The Championship is a two-tiered system with direct promotion for 1-2 and playoffs for 3-6. Stoke are still in the Championship after being relegated in the 2017-18 season. Can Bae Jun-ho be the key to Stoke’s promotion?

‘Native’ footy goes global, International Jockeys Federation (IJF) founded

The Korean futsal team has successfully completed the 1st World Futsal Championships (Yanggu, August 25-27), taking a strong step towards the Sege futsalization. Korea, the dominant nation in futsal, was crowned the inaugural champion. The event was attended by athletes from 11 countries.

Prior to this, the founding general assembly of the IJF (International Jokgu Federation) was held on the 24th at the KCP Hotel in Yanggu. The IJF is an international organization that complies with the Olympic Charter and was established to represent jokgu.

Hong Ki-yong, President of the IJF and the Korean Jokgu Association, as well as representatives from the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Hungary, Bulgaria, Ireland, Romania, Iraq, Laos, Pakistan, and Thailand, attended the inaugural meeting.

For the deliberations, member organizations were divided into three categories: full members, associate members, and recognized organizations. Delegates were also elected. The delegates who attended the inaugural congress were elected as delegates, with full member organizations having three delegates, associate member organizations having two delegates, and recognized organizations having one delegate. The federation will hold a general assembly every two years. He then shared the highlights of the Constitution.

At the end of the Founding General Assembly, President Hong Ki-yong explained its meaning: “We are taking steps to take futsal to the world one by one. At the inaugural general meeting, the resolution was passed unanimously without a single dissent. I am grateful to the members who came from far away for the General Assembly. They took long flights from Europe and even had a stopover in Iraq, where it was difficult to get a visa,” he said. 온라인카지노

“Domestically, we adopted the sport as an official event at the National Championships, and externally, we launched the International Futsal Federation this year, and we will launch the Asian Federation next year,” he said, revealing the blueprint.

‘Bewildered, Disappointed, Angry’ Fans “How did this happen” before KCC tie?

“All the fans are crying, it’s just a disaster, and I blame the incompetent city of Jeonju. As a resident and fan of Jeonju, I feel sorry for KCC.”

The rumored relocation of Jeonju KCC has finally become a reality.

The Korean Basketball League (KBL) held a board meeting at the KBL Center in Gangnam-gu, Seoul on Tuesday and approved the move of KCC from Jeonju, Jeollabuk-do, to Busan.

KCC, which acquired the Daejeon Hyundai Gullivers in May 2001, moved from Daejeon to Jeonju. However, with the board’s decision, KCC will move back to Busan after 22 years.

KCC has been considering relocating recently, citing trust issues with the city of Jeonju, which has not fulfilled its promise to build a gymnasium for seven years.

The city of Jeonju expressed strong regret over the decision, saying it was a “hasty and unilateral decision.” In a statement, the city said, “After the rumors of relocation arose, we visited and met with the KCC Aegis basketball team, and we also asked the KCC Group to meet with the chairman, but there was no answer.” “It was a unilateral move, as if it was a scripted move,” it said.

“We made it clear to KCC that the demolition of the current home stadium, Jeonju Indoor Gymnasium, would be postponed until 2026 so that we would not have to vacate the gymnasium, and that the new home stadium to be built in the Complex Sports Town would be completed by 2026, including an auxiliary stadium.” “However, KCC avoided meeting with the city of Jeonju and only repeated the incomprehensible words ‘Jeonju cannot be trusted’ while forcibly pushing for the relocation,” he explained.

Fans have been left confused and disappointed. They are criticizing Jeonju in a strong tone for failing to protect their hometown.

“In 2016, it was decided that KCC would relocate to Suwon,” said Choi Mo, a longtime KCC fan. “At that time, the relocation to Suwon was dramatically withdrawn due to the united efforts of fans and citizens, and Jeonju’s promise to build a new gymnasium, but in the end, it’s a shame that they are leaving.”

“In the meantime, KCC’s facilities were so poor that they were using a stadium built in the 1970s,” he said. “They were supposed to complete a new gym this year, but they haven’t even started construction since the groundbreaking ceremony in March.” “Even in the midst of this, Jeonju vacated the indoor gym in Jeonju and asked us to use Gunsan Wolmyeong Gymnasium,” he said, adding, “There is no apology for causing this situation.”

“KCC is not only a popular team in the national league, but also the only Honam-based basketball team,” said A (29), an office worker in Seoul. “Recently, the team has been doing a lot of activities, including successfully signing free agents, but they suddenly lost their hometown team like this,” he said. “If I were the team, I would have been offended if I saw how Jeonju City reversed its promise to build a new gymnasium for the sake of establishing a second baseball stadium and continued its shoddy administration by asking the team to vacate the gymnasium they were using.”

On the day, the Jeonju City Hall website (Nurijip) was temporarily crashed due to the influx of disgruntled fans and citizens before the relocation. The department in charge of the city hall was inundated with protest calls.

“I am very angry that a prestigious club has to be sent away like this,” wrote a 20-year fan on the bulletin board, adding, “The incompetence of Jeonju City has been revealed as a fact. Another citizen, Mr. B, wrote, “KCC was a great pride for Jeonju,” and said, “I’m angry that Jeonju is leaving because they didn’t keep their promise.” 먹튀검증

“KCC is deeply embedded in the image of Jeonju,” said Ms. Song Mo. “It makes no sense to abandon KCC for the sake of building a second baseball stadium. It’s not only taking away what belongs to Jeonju, but also to the people of North Jeolla Province.”

Yeongdeungpo Gongo, the first top of the High School Football League Wangjungwangjeon… This year’s three championships ‘stand tall’

Yeongdeungpo Gonggo has won the triple crown this year, as it topped the 2023 National High School Football League King of Kings and the 78th National High School Football Championship for the first time.

Led by head coach Kim Jae-woong, Yeongdeungpo Gonggo defeated Shinpyeong Go (Chungnam) 1-0 in the tournament final at Changnyeong Sports Park on Sept. 29. This is the first time Yeongdeungpo Gonggo has won the King of Kings.

With this victory, Yeongdeungpo Gonggo won the Wangjoong Wangjeon after winning the Baekwoongi in February and the Presidential Geumbae in August, making it the third national championship this year.

The National High School Football League Wangjoongwangjeon, held in Changnyeong-gun, Gyeongnam, on the 14th of this month, featured 64 teams that excelled in their respective regional leagues, including K League youth teams, high schools, and clubs. 바카라사이트

The final match between Yeongdeungpo Gonggo and Shinpyeong High School was the first time since 2016 that a high school team, rather than a K League youth team or club team, faced off against each other. Yeongdeungpo Gonggo won seven games in the group stage, while Shinpyeonggo reached the final with six wins and one draw.

In an epic final, Yeongdeungpo Gonggo secured a 1-0 victory in the 21st minute of the second half when Sun Ye-jun headed home a corner kick from Son Seung-min.

This is the second time Yeongdeungpo Gonggo has won both the Presidential Gold Medal and the King of Kings, organized by the Korea Football Association, in the same year after Pyeongtaek Jinwi FC last year.

The best player award went to Sun Ye-jun, who scored the winning goal in the final. Coach Kim Jae-woong received the best coach award.

“I’m so sorry for Sutton, we have 36 Gs left” Acting Lotte under Lee Jong-woon, won’t give up PS

“It’s embarrassing…but someone has to do it.”

After the resignation of Larry Sutton, Lotte will play out the rest of the season under acting head coach Lee Jong-woon. Lee Jong-woon, who led Lotte as first-team coach in 2015, is back at the helm after eight years as acting head coach. They have 36 games left to play.

Sutton resigned on Nov. 27 Sutton was absent from the KT game due to health issues and informed the club of his intention to resign. On the 28th, the club accepted his resignation and switched to acting head coach Lee Jong-woon. The Lotte Day has been in a slump lately with seven straight losses, but they are still in seventh place, five games behind fifth-place KIA, and are not at the point of giving up completely.

Lee Jong-woon met with reporters after the rain-canceled game against Hanwha in Daejeon on the 29th and said, “I’m embarrassed to suddenly take over as acting coach, but I have to do my best in the position I’m given. Someone has to do it. If I can help the team, I should do it.”

Here’s what he had to say to the media.

-On why the team hasn’t been able to build on its early season momentum.
It’s a pitching imbalance. The pitchers are pitching well, but I think we’re missing some details on defense. They say we have 36 games left, but I think we have enough. The players are taking the loss of the manager very hard. It’s not just him, it’s all of us. We had a losing streak, but we also had a winning streak. I told the players that for the sake of the fans, let’s do our best one game at a time, one game at a time.

-It must have been difficult for you to accept the position.
It’s a little bit embarrassing, but it’s a position that was given to me when I was the head coach. I thought about it a lot, but someone has to do it now. If I can help the team, I should do it. I’ve been a first-team coach before, but it’s been a long time. Right now, my first goal is to end the losing streak. I think we need to focus on stopping the losing streak and turning things around.

-You’re vacating the head coach position.
Yes. I think it’s better to work with the coaches who have been with us (in the first team) than whoever is the head coach right now.

-Have you had any conversations with Sutton?
I saw him yesterday before he came up (from Busan to Daejeon on the 28th) and I apologized, and I feel responsible for not being there for him. I could only say I was sorry, but he hugged me and said, ‘Finish well,’ and I felt so sorry.

-What did you talk about with the front office?
The front office told me that they rely on me a lot for a lot of things. They said, “I want you to keep track of the team and play a good game”. Manager, I talked to the team manager.

-I’ve been asked to pitch in relief when the team is in trouble.
“Right now, I have to prepare well for one game, one game, do my best, and then see the results. It’s not like there’s tomorrow. I told the players to give their best until the end of the ninth inning. I think the players feel a lot when they see the fans applauding and supporting them even when the team is in a difficult situation. If you don’t feel it, you don’t deserve to be a professional athlete. Baseball is a team sport, so we emphasize that more with our players. I also made it clear to them that if they did something that wasn’t team-oriented, I wouldn’t make an exception and I wouldn’t play with them for the rest of the season. 스포츠토토

-Why is it that every year the team is good at the beginning of the season and bad in the middle of the season?
I don’t think it’s appropriate to talk about the underlying causes here. I think my role is to create an atmosphere for the team to rebound, starting with getting out of the losing streak.

-What kind of orders did you give to the veteran players?
At times like this, the seniors have to play a role as veterans. We communicated with each other, and I asked them to show good behavior even in tough situations.

-Will there be any changes in game management?
There have been a lot of changes in the batting order, but we’re trying to stabilize it. In the end, the existing players have to do their job. I think (key players) Jeon Jun-woo, Ahn Chi-hong, and Jeong Hoon, who are in the center, need to do it. I can’t ask the players below them (in terms of experience) to do it.

‘Did you see that Sweet Guy!’… Madison’s ‘sweetness’ topic made even the ‘swearing away fan’ laugh, what’s going on?

The James Maddison “effect” is happening for Tottenham in the English Premier League (EPL).

Considered one of the best attacking midfielders in the EPL, Maddison joined Spurs this season after leaving Leicester City last season. Expectations were high that he would be able to revitalize Spurs’ offense.

The expectations were realized. Against Brentford in the first round, Maddison had a strong debut for Tottenham with two assists. Against Manchester United in the second leg, he was in fine form, helping Spurs to a 2-0 win, and against Bournemouth in the third leg, he scored his first goal for Spurs.

It’s not just about skill. Maddison has been named vice-captain to support captain Son Heung-min. He’s playing a big role in leading Tottenham to first place.

But Madison’s charms don’t end there. There’s something else. It”s sweetness. It doesn’t get much sweeter than that. His sweetness exploded against Bournemouth in the third round. His sweetness made even the away fans who were cursing him melt.

Many media outlets, including the UK’s Daily Mail, reported on the sweetness of the medicine. The local media described the situation as “Madison’s reaction to Bournemouth fans’ insults”.

Here’s what happened. Round 3 was away to Bournemouth. Bournemouth’s home stadium, the Vitality Stadium, was naturally home to a larger number of Bournemouth fans.

They were outplayed by Tottenham throughout the game, and when Spurs won, the Bournemouth fans were understandably upset. One of the first targets was Maddison, who scored Tottenham’s first goal. All sorts of profanity, taunts, and insults were hurled at Mason.

Then, Maddison came to take a corner kick. The Bournemouth fans had an idea to further provoke him, and they hit on his biggest ‘weakness’. The England national team.

Since 2019, Maddison has been frequently called up to the England squad, but has rarely played. England’s midfield is too strong, and Maddison wasn’t trusted by England coach Gareth Southgate. Maddison has just three caps for the England national team. 바카라사이트

As he settled down to take a corner kick, Bournemouth fans chanted “Southgate’s got the right man, you’re XX!”

After hearing the insult, Maddison fired back. He deliberately pushed the ball forward, which was well placed on the corner kick line. He then repositioned the ball and attempted to kick it. Knowing full well that it was a foul, he smirked as he looked at his abusers.

Then something amazing happened. The Bournemouth fans who were cursing Maddison were laughing too. Here he was, smiling and acting outrageous. It was impossible to hate. One Bournemouth fan even said, “What a wonderful young man he is.”

“He’s one of the most likeable players in the EPL,” said local media. His interaction with the home fans at the Bournemouth game showed why he is so likable. Not only is he one of the best players in the EPL, but he’s also a star who loves to have fun on the pitch. He’s even a favorite among opposing fans.”

From Korea to the U.K. to China…everyone’s September hell.

Seol Young-woo faces a grueling schedule in September.

The Korea Football Association (KFA) on Sept. 28 released the men’s national team roster for the September A matches. The squad will face Wales on Sept. 8 at 3:45 a.m. at Cardiff City Stadium in Cardiff, Wales, and Saudi Arabia on Sept. 13 at 1:30 p.m. at St. James’ Park in Newcastle, England.

Leading up to the call-up, much attention has been paid to the “traffic clearance” of the Asian Games squad and the A team, which will compete at the Asian Games in Hangzhou in September. With Lee Kang-in (Paris Saint-Germain) the most high-profile player to be dropped from the A squad due to injury, only a handful of players will be traveling with the A squad. Hong Hyun-seok (KAA Hent) and Seol Young-woo (Ulsan Hyundai) will join Klinsmann for now, while Song Min-kyu, Baek Seung-ho (Jeonbuk Hyundai), Jung Woo-young (Stuttgart) and Park Kyu-hyun (Dynamo Dresden) will go straight to the Asian Games call-up.

Among them, Seol Young-woo had a hectic schedule in September with a lot of traveling. After playing against Gwangju FC in the 29th round of the K League 1 on September 3, he will depart for Wales on September 4. After that, he will travel to China to participate in the Asian Games.

At the Asian Games, the team will have to play matches every three to four days, starting with the first match against Kuwait on September 19. As a wild card, the team will play a lot of games, and if they make it to the finals, the schedule will continue through October 7. If she is selected to the A team for the October A match, she will have to head straight to the A team after the Asian Games.

The schedule could get even tougher. “If there are no special circumstances such as injuries, conditions or performances of other players after the Wales game, we will work with the two players (Hong Hyun-seok and Seol Young-woo) to ensure that they can join the Asian Games squad as soon as possible,” coach Jürgen Klinsmann said in a press release announcing the roster. If the decision to join the Asian Games team early is finalized, Seol Young-woo will have to travel back and forth between East Asia and Europe in about a week. If he travels with the Japanese Asian Games team, which is training in South Korea, he will travel from Wales to South Korea and then to China.

It’s essential to take care of your body. Seol Young-woo, who is also a key player for Ulsan, is third on the team in league appearances this season, and first in starts and minutes among field players other than goalkeeper Cho Hyun-woo. After the Asian Games, Ulsan will still have to juggle K League 1 and the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) Champions League. 스포츠토토

After being away from the Taeguk Mark since the Tokyo 2020 Olympics, Seol Young-woo has been busy again this year during the A-Match. He first broke into the A squad as a substitute in March and made his debut in June, quickly establishing himself as a key part of the new generation of fullbacks. When Klinsmann announced his September call-up, he explained his decision to bring Seol back to Europe ahead of the Asian Games, calling him “essential for the Wales game”.

He was also named to the Asian Games roster in July. Despite being outside the age limit for the tournament, Hwang was selected as a wild card by Asian Games head coach Hwang Sun-hong, along with Park Jin-seop and Baek Seung-ho.

Three goals in two games, the ace is still Mbappe…first win for PSG in the absence of Lee Kang-In

Kylian Mbappe led Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) to its first win in the league.

Mbappe started and scored two goals in PSG’s 3-1 win over Reims in the third round of the 2023-2024 French Ligue 1 on Sunday (July 27) at the Parc des Princes in Paris, France.

After drawing the first two rounds, PSG used Mbappe’s performance to earn their first win in the league.

PSG took the lead in the 45th minute through Marco Asensio. Asensio picked up the ball at the top of the arc circle and rattled the net with an exquisite left-footed strike.

The second half belonged to Mbappe. Mbappe opened the scoring in the seventh minute of the second half when he received a pass from Luca Hernandez at the top of the arc circle and fired a powerful right-footed shot at a high tempo. In the 45th minute, Mbappe found Fabian Luis inside the penalty box, but his shot was deflected off a defender and into the back of the net. It was a goal that effectively ended the game.

PSG did concede a late stoppage-time goal, but it wasn’t enough to change the outcome.

Lee Kang-in was absent for this game. Lee picked up a thigh muscle injury in midweek and will need three to four weeks of rest. He will be out for at least the duration of the A-Match. He will also miss the national team’s two September A matches. 소닉카지노

In Lee’s absence, Mbappe has stepped up to the plate and led the team. Mbappe was at odds with PSG over his future in the transfer market this summer. With his contract set to expire next summer, Mbappe refused to sign an extension, and PSG responded by excluding him from their preseason tour of Asia.

After twists and turns ahead of kickoff, Mbappe and PSG were in reconciliation mode, with Mbappe eventually making his return as a substitute in the second leg. With three goals in two games, Mbappe scored the 151st goal of his PSG career, proving once again that he is one of the club’s most important players.

“I’m done,” says Chung as he retires from the UFC for the last time

After giving it his all, “Korean Zombie” Chan Sung Jung, 36, has announced his retirement.

Chung was knocked out just 23 seconds into the third round of their featherweight bout against Max Holloway at UFC Fight Night: Holloway vs. Korean Zombie at Singapore Indoor Stadium on Saturday.

Chung engaged Holloway in the first round. Holloway kept his distance and played it cautiously as Chung began pressuring his opponent with his jab.

In the second round, the momentum shifted further in Holloway’s favor. Holloway’s surprise straight dropped Chung early in the second round and put him in a groggy state. Chung mentally withstood the ensuing pressure from Holloway and managed to get back to his feet and hear the buzzer to end the second round.

However, time was running out for Chung. Trying to overcome the deficit, Chung went on the offensive at the start of the third round, but in a flurry of punches, he took a crucial punch to the face that sent him crashing to the floor.

After the fight, Holloway hugged and comforted Chung, and in the press conference that followed, he said, “I’m done. I thought I was going to cry, but I don’t have any tears. I’m quitting because I want to be a champion. I sincerely thought I could beat Holloway,” and “I prepared without regret. I don’t fight to be third, fourth, or fifth. I’m trying to be a champion, and if I can’t beat the top guys, I think it’s time to stop,” he said, officially announcing his retirement.

After making his mixed martial arts (MMA) debut at the Super Sambo Festival in 2007, Chung competed in promotions such as KOREA FC, DEEP, and the WEC before making his debut on the world’s biggest stage at UFC Fight Night 24 in March 2011. 메이저사이트

His unique grit has earned him the colorful moniker “Korean Zombie. After a three-fight winning streak in the UFC, Chung earned a shot at the championship in August 2013 and gained a wider fan base with his performance against Jose Aldo (4R TKO loss).

After a three-and-a-half year hiatus due to military service, Chung returned to the Octagon in 2017 and has since fought Frankie Edgar, Brian Ortega, and a featherweight title shot against Alexander Volkanovski in April of last year, losing via TKO.

With a record of 25-17-8 in mixed martial arts, he remains the first and only Korean fighter to compete in two UFC title fights.