Maeil Business”Round 2 is different” 1R Bottom of the table Blue One, Welcome Savings Bank share first win side by side

After finishing at the bottom and tied for seventh place in the first round, the Blue One Angels and Welcome Savings Bank started the second round on a high note. The first-round winners, NHKad, remained strong, while Eswai also recorded its first win.

On the 16th, the first day of the Welcome Savings Bank Team League 2R for the 23/24 season was held at the Kintex PBA Stadium in Goyang, where Blue One defeated Hana Card 4:2 and Welcome Savings Bank defeated Huons 4:3. Eswai also defeated Crown HaeTae 4:1, and NHK Card defeated Hi One Resort 4:3.

After the first round of matches, Blue One and Eswai (1 win, 3 points) are tied for first place, Welcome Savings Bank and NH Card (1 win, 2 points) are tied for third place, and Huon’s and Hi One (1 loss, 1 point) are tied for fifth place. The remaining three teams, SK Rent-a-Car Direct, Crown HaeTae, and Hana Card, are tied for seventh place (0 points). SK Rent-a-Car did not play on the day.

Blue One, who dropped from the defending champions to the bottom of the table (Round 1), had a different mood after the return of their ‘ace’ Safata. BlueOne took the lead early on, taking the set 3:0 with a Hanakad. Safata’s two wins (doubles and singles) were crucial.

In the first set (Men’s Doubles), Zapata and Kang Min-koo defeated Hanakad’s Chocloo Shin Jung-joo 11:2 in five games. Zapata took a 2:0 lead in the third set and defeated Chocloo 15:7 in seven games. Hanakkad then rallied to take the fourth and fifth sets, but Throngpiavi secured her first win of the tournament with a 9:5 victory over Kim in the sixth set.

Zapata struggled in the first round, winning less than half of her games at 7-10. The team suffered five straight losses in the final round to fall to the bottom of the table, but Safata bounced back in the second round with her trademark precision shots to secure the win.

Welcome Savings Bank, who also struggled in the first round, defeated the Huons 4:3 in a full-set thriller. On this day, Welcome was also in a bad mood as they lost the first set (0:11) with a set score of 1:3. However, in the fifth set (singles), Seo Hyun-min defeated Palazon 11:9 and then won the sixth and seventh sets in straight sets to secure the precious point (2). Welcome pulled off the upset with an even number of wins, as none of their seven players had more than two wins. In particular, Sang-dae Lee completed the team’s first victory with an 11:1 victory over Huon’s Kim Bong-chul in two games in the seventh set after the set score was tied at 3:3.

The first-round winners and runners-up, NHK Card and Crown HaeTae, had mixed results on the first day of the second round. 먹튀검증

NHK Card continued its strong performance from the first round by defeating Hi-won 4:3 in a full-set match. It was their sixth straight win, including the first round.

Crown Hae-tae lost to Eswai 1:4. Crown Hattae’s trusted Kim Jae-geun and Baekmin Baekmin’s Lim Jung-sook were powerless in the match. Sanchez, Lee Young-hoon, Han Ji-eun, and others picked up one win apiece for Eswai, while Park In-soo, a former Crown Hae-tae player, handed the home team a defeat, beating Martinez 11:10 in the final six sets.

Klopp leaves Hwang Hee-chan behind, misses out on Liverpool’s Gana…and Kayser, too, as he calls for signings

Hwang Hee-chan’s teammate has emerged as a potential target for Liverpool.

“Liverpool have moved Mateusz Nunes to the top of their list of targets after failing to sign Moises Casedo and Romeo Rabia,” Spanish outlet Fichajes reported on July 17 (KST).

Signing a midfielder has been a top priority for Liverpool this summer. After saying goodbye to James Milner, Oxlade-Chamberlain, and Naby Keita early on, replacements became imperative.

The transfer market was bold. The Reds were quick to bring in top-notch midfielders such as Alexis Sanchez and Dominic Sobolski to help reshape the game.

They weren’t satisfied. They tried to sign Jordan Henderson, Fabinho, Caicedo, and Rabia to fill the void left by the sudden departure of Fabinho.

The signings didn’t work out. Caicedo rejected Liverpool in favor of Chelsea. Rabiot also wants to join Chelsea, not Liverpool.

Liverpool turned to their next best option. Nunes is the favorite to sign. He made 41 appearances in all competitions last season, proving himself worthy of a place at the big club.

The analysis is that he fits in well with Jürgen Klopp’s philosophy. Nunes’ box-to-box movement and accurate passing are qualities that Liverpool are currently looking for. 메이저놀이터

As such, Klopp’s intention to sign him is clear. According to the report, Klopp asked the club to finalize the deal as soon as possible.

“Liverpool will soon come up with a good offer that will convince Wolverhampton to sign Nunes,” the publication said.

Geelong Korea Wings will not play in Australian League this season due to ABL’s six-team format

South Korea’s first overseas professional baseball team, Geelong Korea, will not be playing in the Australian Baseball League (ABL) next season. 먹튀검증

“Geelong Korea will not compete in the ABL for the 2023-2024 season,” the league announced on Friday.

ABL Chief Executive Officer Glenn Williams said: “This was a difficult decision. While we are sad to see Geelong Korea leave the ABL, we have had discussions with all parties and have made this decision for the good of the league, its teams, corporate partners and fans.”

The latest twist came when New Zealand-based Auckland Tuatara announced they would be leaving the league. The league went from an eight-team format to a seven-team format. After considering how to manage an odd number of teams, the ABL decided to run the league with six teams in Australia, excluding Geelong Korea.

Geelong Korea was founded in October 2018 and played the 2018-2019 and 2019-2020 seasons. The team then missed two seasons due to COVID-19 and returned to the league last season, posting a 13-27 record in 40 games.

He will be ineligible for next season, but could be eligible for subsequent seasons. Williams said the organization will continue to work with the KBO.

“It hasn’t been easy for an international baseball team based in Australia,” Williams said. “The KBO and league teams have been supportive of Geelong Corridor and the ABL. They sent some very talented players to excite the ABL fans. We will continue to speak with the KBO to ensure we see their talent in the ABL as well.”

Slumping KIA Yang Hyun-jong eventually dropped from first team…Park Joon-pyo rostered

Yang Hyun-jong (KIA Tigers) has been removed from the first team roster after failing to meet expectations with poor pitching. 메이저놀이터

Ahead of their game against the Kiwoom Heroes on Saturday, the Korean baseball organization KIA removed Yang Hyun-jong and left-handed reliever Kim Ki-hoon from the first team roster and recalled Park Joon-pyo and Kim Jae-yeol.

Yang Hyun-jong took the loss in the previous day’s game against Kiwoom, allowing seven runs on six hits, including one home run, and four walks in 5⅔ innings.

He hasn’t added a win in more than a month and a half, taking three losses, since picking up his fifth win of the season (7-2) at the expense of SSG Landers on March 6.

His fastball velocity has dropped significantly, leading to a 7.71 ERA in the last three games of the season.

Yang Hyun-jong, the mainstay of KIA’s starting pitching staff, will make an adjustment in the second team and return to the first team in 10 days.

The team will be looking for a replacement starter or bullpen arms to fill Yang’s void.

Kiwoom’s Ariel Hurtado was left out of the first team to rest, and Ha Young-min was named to the roster in his place.

‘200 billion’ one day, 90 billion the next…Chelsea hijack ‘Liverpool target’

Chelsea has succeeded in signing Romeo Rabia.

“Chelsea have agreed a fee with Southampton of up to £58 million ($987 million) for the transfer of Rabia,” David Onstein of The Athletic reported on Friday (July 15). The initial fee is £53 million with a bonus clause of £5 million,” the report said.

On the same day that Chelsea agreed to sign Rabia, they also announced the signing of Moises Caicedo. “We are delighted to announce the signing of Caicedo, who has agreed terms for a base eight-year contract with an option to extend for a further year,” the club said on its website on Friday.

Rabia was born in 2004 and is a highly touted prospect. He was snapped up by Manchester City after showing promise while developing at Belgian side Anderlecht. After failing to break into the first team at City, Rabia moved to Southampton, where he became a regular starter.

Rabia plays as a defensive midfielder. As you’d expect from a player who grew up at City, he excels in the buildup. Despite his young age, he’s also very good at running the game. His passing from side to side is excellent.

However, his defensive skills are still lacking and he has a lot of cautions. He’s not the type of player to get involved in fights. He still needs to grow, but he has proven himself in the Premier League (EPL). As a result, his price tag has skyrocketed and he is already valued at €32 million. 안전놀이터

The player was originally targeted by Liverpool as a replacement for Fabinho. The Reds worked hard to get him, but then Chelsea came along and intercepted the deal. “Chelsea competed with Liverpool for Rabia’s signature, but Rabia chose to move to Chelsea,” Onstein explained.

Liverpool’s pride was bruised by having two players stolen by Chelsea this summer alone. Liverpool were originally the first to reach an agreement with Brighton for Caicedo, but the deal fell through when the player only wanted to join Chelsea.

Meanwhile, Chelsea paid £115 million for Caicedo, and they spent another huge amount of money on Rabia. With Enzo Fernandez, Caido, and Rabia, Chelsea now have an expensive midfield.

‘Was the 11-game winning streak a mirage’ Doosan is 5-13 since the record… Fall baseball crisis

The Doosan Bears of the Korean Baseball Organization (KBO) are in a bad way.

Doosan lost a 0-1 home game against KT in the 2023 KBO League at Jamsil Stadium in Seoul on Friday. The loss was their third straight and kept them in a precarious fifth place.

In an effort to end the losing streak, Doosan sent out foreign ace Raul Alcantara, who pitched seven innings of four-hit ball with six strikeouts and no walks, but the offense was unable to capitalize as they were held in check by opposing ace William Cuevas.

Doosan put runners in scoring position two batters later in the eighth inning when KT’s Choi Byeong-dae singled, but a throwing error by right fielder Kim In-tae allowed Kim Min-hyuk to hit a three-run homer for the game’s final run.

Sixth-ranked KIA was also caught by last-place Kiwoom, keeping the gap at 1.5 games, but their recent form has been so poor that they’re not sure they’ll make it to fall baseball. 먹튀검증

Doosan has been on a roller coaster ride since the summer. Starting with a win against the Ulsan Lotte on July 1, Doosan won 11 straight games, the most in franchise history, before losing to the Jamsil Lotte on July 25.

However, the winning streak was interrupted by a loss to Lotte on July 26, followed by a sweep by Jamsil rival LG, which resulted in a five-game losing streak.

Doosan, which recorded back-to-back losing series against Hanwha and KT in August, drew 1-1 with Samsung in Jamsil before being swept again by Hanwha in a three-game series in Daejeon. Doosan won the first game against Hanwha, but lost the next two, and the loss against KT was its third straight.

After an 11-game winning streak, the team’s 18-game record has been somewhat up and down, with a 5-18 record. The team has forgotten its hard-earned win-loss margin and is now in danger of losing its 5 percent winning percentage.

The team’s ranking, which was as high as third during their 11-game winning streak, has dropped to fifth, with sixth-place KIA and seventh-place Lotte closing in on them.

Faced with the crisis, manager Lee Seung-yeop made a gamble by switching the roles of struggling starter Choi Won-jun and reliever Hong Gun-hee to the middle innings, and decided to use left-hander Choi Seung-yong as the starter and right-hander Jung Chul-won as the closer, but the result was a blowout loss against KT.

Moreover, Doosan’s crisis is expected to continue as starter An Bang-manim Yang-ji is currently sidelined with a left side injury.

Bellinger resurrection doesn’t hurt the Dodgers…20-20 candidate for less than a billion dollars a year surges

The last MVP the Los Angeles Dodgers produced was none other than Cody Bellinger, 29. Bellinger won the National League MVP in 2019 after batting .305 with a .406 on-base percentage, .629 slugging percentage, and 1.035 OPS, along with 47 home runs, 115 RBI, and 15 doubles.

But that would be the end of Bellinger’s happiness with the Dodgers. Bellinger has been in a slump ever since, and last year was a disaster, with a .210 batting average, .265 on-base percentage, .389 slugging percentage, and .654 OPS, along with 19 home runs, 68 RBIs, and 14 stolen bases. Eventually, the Dodgers chose to part ways with Bellinger, releasing him as a non-tender.

Forced to become a “free agent,” Bellinger found a new home with the Chicago Cubs and turned his baseball career around this year, batting .328 with a .379 on-base percentage, .556 slugging percentage, and .935 OPS, along with 18 home runs, 59 RBIs, and 17 doubles. 먹튀검증

A stomach-churning situation for the Dodgers. However, the Dodgers have been able to fill Bellinger’s shoes perfectly with the emergence of a late-round rookie. Enter James Outman, 26, who has established himself as the Dodgers’ new starting outfielder this year.

Outman saw his first big league action last year and showed promise in four games, batting .462 with a .563 on-base percentage, .846 slugging percentage, and 1.409 OPS with one home run and three RBIs. His salary this year is just $725,000. However, the outfielder has exceeded expectations in 110 games this season, hitting .257 with a .360 on-base percentage, .436 slugging percentage, and .796 OPS, along with 14 home runs, 51 RBI, and 14 doubles. At this rate, he’s on pace to join the 20-homer, 20-steal club., the official website of Major League Baseball, highlighted 10 rookies who have shown remarkable growth on Saturday, and Outman’s name was among them.

“Outman appeared to have no place on the Dodgers’ opening day roster this year, but he carved out a spot for himself with a strong showing in spring training, and his late-season accomplishments paid off when he was named the National League Rookie of the Month in April,” wrote. “After struggling in May and June, Outman rebounded in July and has proven to be a valuable addition at the plate and on defense.”

Outman made his mark on the Dodgers bench in exhibition games this year, batting .283 with a .391 on-base percentage, .566 slugging percentage, and .957 OPS with three home runs, 11 RBIs, and one stolen base, and in April alone, he exploded for a .289 batting average, .366 on-base percentage, .600 slugging percentage, and .966 OPS with six home runs, 18 RBIs, and four stolen bases, earning National League Rookie of the Month honors.

“Only Freddie Freeman and Mookie Betts have gotten more plate appearances than Outman this year,” noted, explaining that Outman has now fully earned his spot in the Dodgers’ outfield. The fact that he has the most at-bats behind Betts and Freeman, who are the table-setters in the Dodgers’ lineup, speaks volumes about his importance. Although Bellinger’s resurgence came after he left the Dodgers, there’s no reason for the Dodgers to have a stomachache with a growing outfield.

TB star Wander Franco had inappropriate relationship with minor? MLB investigating

Tampa Bay Rays shortstop Wander Franco, 22, is embroiled in a verbal altercation.

The Athletic and other local media outlets reported on Thursday that Major League Baseball’s office is investigating social media content involving Franco. His team, the Rays, said it was “in close contact” with the league office and watching the situation “with great caution.”

The Rays were coy about what exactly was at issue on social media. 먹튀검증

Local media picked up the story instead. According to the report, allegations of Franco having an inappropriate relationship with a minor spread on social media.

Franco missed Sunday’s home game against the Cleveland Cavaliers, which the team lost 2-9.

Head coach Kevin Cash told local media that he was aware of the allegations, but said Franco’s absence that day was a “rest decision.”

Franco also did not travel with the team to San Francisco, ESPN reported. He could be placed on the disabled list or on official leave while the investigation continues.

Franco is batting .281 with a .344 on-base percentage, .475 slugging percentage, 17 home runs, 58 RBIs and 30 stolen bases in 112 games this season.

A first-time All-Star, he is in the second year of an 11-year, $182 million contract.

Glover jumps 108 spots in two weeks for FedExCup points

Lucas Glover (USA), once thought to be a one-hit wonder, has emerged as a tour newsmaker by winning two U.S. Professional Golf (PGA) Tour events in two weeks.

Glover, 43, jumped to No. 4 in the FedExCup standings after winning the FedExCup Championship, the first event of the FedExCup Playoffs, in a playoff with Patrick Cantlay on Thursday (Aug. 14) at TPC Southwind in Memphis, Tennessee. He now has six career victories.

That earned him a spot in the second playoff BMW Championship, which begins this Thursday, as well as eight signature events next year and a spot in the Tour Championship, which is limited to 30 players. Glover, who entered the Wyndham Championship, the final regular season Tour event of the season, ranked 112th in the FedExCup standings, moved up to No. 49 with his second victory.

Entering the BMW Championship, the second round of the FedExCup Playoffs, Glover was ranked behind Jon Rahm (Spain), Scottie Shaffer (USA) and Rory McIlroy (Northern Ireland). Glover, who was ranked 117th in the world, jumped 87 spots in two weeks to reach No. 30. 메이저놀이터

Cameron Davies also qualified for the next FedExCup event in 45th place after starting the week in 62nd place at St. Jude, shooting a 3-under 67 on the final day to finish tied for sixth. Hideki Matsuyama (JPN) started 57th and shot a 5-under 65 on the final day to finish tied for 16th, earning him the second spot in the playoffs and a spot in next year’s designated event.

Mackenzie Hughes (51st) and Nick Hardy (52nd), on the other hand, fell out of the top 50. Chicago native Hardy finished tied for 49th on the final day, dropping to 52nd in the FedExCup standings and missing out on a chance to qualify for the BMW Championship at his hometown of Olympia Fields. Hughes had to settle for a tie for 58th, dropping from 47th to 51st.

The South Koreans are stable heading into the Tour Championship with Kim Si-woo tied for 17th and Kim Joo-hyung tied for 18th. However, the tournament’s tied sixth-place finisher, Im Sung-jae, is 28th and will need to defend that position at the BMW Championship, while Ahn Byung-hoon, who finished tied 37th, has a lower FedExCup ranking of 38th and will need to finish the tournament on top to qualify for the $75 million bonus feast.

‘Substitute’ Hwang Hee-chan a solid presence at Man Utd despite losing to Baran’s goal…”7.2 rating”, “Tries to score from the left”

The team lost, but Hwang Hee-chan made sure to make his presence felt in front of his new manager.

Wolverhampton suffered a 0-1 defeat to Manchester United in the first round of the 2023-24 English Premier League (EPL) at Old Trafford in Manchester, England, at 4 a.m. ET on Friday.

Hwang started on the bench. During the preseason, Hwang has definitely improved his fitness. Hwang’s last season was a roller coaster. It was full of highs and lows. At the beginning of the season, he was relegated to the bench under Bruno Raz. However, after Julen Lopetegui took over, she made a leap into the starting lineup. He even scored a goal to keep the team in the game, but injuries kept him out at crucial moments.

At the end of the season, there was a happy ending as he helped Wolverhampton stay in the English Premier League (EPL). He finished with 3 goals and 1 assist in 27 EPL games (12 starts). After a decent but uneven campaign last season, Hwang is more excited than ever for the upcoming 2023-24 season. With the ability to play multiple positions, Hwang is likely to be a favorite of head coach Julen Lopetegui for the upcoming season. The odds were even better when he showed good form in the preseason.

Then, suddenly, the coach changed. Lopetegui is out and Gary O’Neill is in. Lopetegui saved Wolverhampton last season. Wolverhampton suffered relegation last season. Under Bruno Raz, the team’s performances and results were terrible, and they were criticized by fans for being in the relegation zone. With no improvement, Wolverhampton eventually sacked Raj. Lopetegui took over. Lopetegui is a former Spanish coach who has managed the Spanish national team, Real Madrid, and Sevilla.

In terms of experience, he was one of the best managers to come to Wolverhampton. In order to rescue the team from the relegation zone, Lopetegui quickly turned things around. The results started coming, and Wolverhampton climbed to mid-table. Domestically, Lopetegui’s use of Hwang Hee-chan was well-received. Even when he was sidelined with injuries, he continued to play him when he returned. Under Lopetegui, Wolverhampton managed to stay up. Prior to last season, Wolverhampton were a bogey team that haunted the top teams in the English Premier League (EPL), and Lopetegui wanted to restore that status in his first full season in charge. Fans had high hopes, but then came the sudden news that Lopetegui was parting ways with the club.

Wolverhampton announced via the club’s website on Monday that “Lopetegui has agreed to part ways with the club, ending a nine-month spell in charge. Lopetegui has led Wolverhampton to English Premier League (EPL) stability since joining the club in November last year, but has acknowledged differences of opinion on certain matters and has agreed that it is in the best interests of all parties to end his contract amicably. The club will begin the search for his successor,” the club said in a statement.

Lopetegui added: “I wish Wolves and everyone at the club the best of luck. “I am grateful for the opportunity to lead this great club. It has been an honor to enjoy this adventure with everyone. I would like to thank them for their support and help every step of the way. Thank you to the players, coaching staff and fans for always working hard to achieve our goals.”

O’Neill has been appointed. O’Neill’s first game in charge of Wolverhampton will be against United. O’Neill utilized a 4-4-2 formation. Jose Sa, Nelson Semedo, Craig Dawson, Maximilian Kilman, Layan Aite-Nuri, Pedro Neto, Joao Gomes, Mario Lemina, Mateus Nunes, Mateus Cunha, and Pablo Sarabia started the game.

Wolverhampton started with a lively attack. United had the majority of possession, but their counterattacks were sharper with Cunha. In the 25th minute, Cunha’s powerful shot went wide of the goal. In the 32nd minute, Cunha shot wide again. Wolverhampton continued to attack early in the second half. In the fifth minute of the second half, Cunha hit the post. Ten minutes into the second half, Cunha had another shot on goal that went wide. United also created chances on the counterattack, but their shots were inaccurate. In the 17th minute of the second half, Sarabia was taken off and Hwang Hee-chan came on.

Hwang Hee-chan was active on the left side. In the 21st minute, he cut in from the left and fired a shot that went wide of the goal. In the 27th minute, Cunha had another shot on goal, but it went wide. In the 31st minute, Bruno Fernandez played a pass to Aaron Wan-Bissaka, who sent in a cross. Baran finished with a header to give United the lead.

Wolverhampton’s frantic offense continued in the second half. In the 36th minute, Hwang Hee-chan shot wide of the goal. Andre Onana made back-to-back saves. In the 37th minute, Silva’s shot was saved by Onana. Fabio Silva had another shot on goal, but it was blocked by Onana. Wolverhampton brought on Sasha Kalajic to add more strength up front. In the 45th minute, the attack started with Hwang Hee-chan, but his shot was blocked by the defense. In second-half stoppage time, Hwang’s shot hit the side netting. Wolverhampton’s frantic offense continued throughout the second half of stoppage time. However, no goals were scored. The game ended with a 1-0 victory for United. 메이저사이트

The soccer stats site Couch Score gave Hwang a rating of 7.2. In 27 minutes of action, Hwang fired four shots, none of which were on target. He touched the ball 25 times and had a passing success rate of 86% (14 pass attempts, 12 passes completed), one successful dribble, two fouls, one successful cross, one successful long pass, and a ground contest success rate of 100% (three attempts, three successful).

The UK’s ‘Birmingham Live’ gave Hwang a 6.5 rating, saying, “After Hwang came on as a substitute, Nunes moved to the center. Hwang took his place on the left flank. He was ambitious and tried to score a goal.”

As you can see, Hwang was well-received and made a solid impression. Nevertheless, the defeat will sting. Wolverhampton fired 23 shots on goal against United, with six of those on target saved by Onana. Wolverhampton continued a poor away record that dates back to last season. They are winless in nine away games, including the defeat at United. They have drawn two and lost seven. It’s their longest away winless streak in the EPL since 2011.

O’Neill said: “We’ve got some points, but we’ve got nothing left. We tried to fight in the center and create chances. The players did what I wanted them to do. They were good, they executed well and we had a lot of chances. We tried to find a way to get a goal, but it didn’t happen,” O’Neill said in his post-match press conference.

After a disappointing trip to Manchester United, Wolverhampton welcome Brighton home for the second leg. Looking for a win against Brighton After coming on as a substitute against Man Utd, Hwang Hee-chan is likely to start after his good performance against the Seagulls.