K-Shō Shirakawa, it’s a shame to send you home.

The loudest applause for the losing pitcher

Keisho Shirakawa (23-SSG) wrapped his glove around his face in disappointment when Kim Hyung-joon (NC) hit a ball that cleared the left field fence for a home run in the seventh inning, a ball that probably wouldn’t have been a home run on any other ballpark in Incheon.

He had been pitching well on the day and wanted to finish the inning himself. Shirakawa was eventually removed after giving up a hard-hit ball to the next batter, Kim Hui-jip. The result could have been a blip on the radar compared to his performance, but the SSG fans in attendance at Incheon SSG Landers Field knew how he felt and cheered him on with more applause and cheers than anyone else in the game. Even though he didn’t qualify as a winning pitcher, he was treated like one.

After signing a six-week contract as a short-term replacement foreign player for Roenis Elias, who was sidelined with a side injury, Shirakawa made his SSG debut against NC at SSG Landers Field in Incheon on April 21, throwing 106 pitches over 6 1/3 innings, allowing two runs on seven hits (two home runs) with one walk and 10 strikeouts. It was Shirakawa’s fourth start in the KBO, and he had a good outing, going the first six innings, earning his first quality start (three earned runs or less over six innings), and recording his first double-digit strikeout total (10). The only thing missing was a win.

Facing NC, a team with a well-structured lineup and plenty of power, Shirakawa’s fastball reached a career-high 151.2 mph (per Trackman) on the day. He came in well-rested and had plenty of power on the ball. He was aggressive against NC hitters, throwing 53 pitches for strikes, followed by his curveball (18), forkball (18), slider (9), cutter (6), and changeup (2).

He gave up a leadoff double to Park Min-woo, but got Son Asub to ground out to third and Park Gun-woo and Davidson to strike out to get out of what could have been his most nerve-wracking first inning. From the second inning on, it was relatively smooth sailing. In the second, he retired the side in order, and in the third, he struck out Kim Hyung-joon and Kim Hui-jip 스포츠토토 on back-to-back forkballs. In the third and fourth innings, I was hit by a pitch with two outs, but I didn’t have any problems with the hits.

However, I was a little disappointed with the home run. In the top of the fifth inning with a 1-0 lead, Park gave up a solo home run to Si-won Woo. After striking out Park Gun-woo, Davidson Seo, and Ho-cheol Seo in the sixth inning, Shirakawa, who had thrown 94 pitches by the end of the sixth inning, was still on the mound for the seventh inning. However, he gave up a solo home run to Kim Hyung-joon in left field one out later.

But in a game where he didn’t have his usual batting support, his pitching was good enough. Most importantly, Shirakawa proved his stamina, which has been one of the biggest doubts surrounding him. Coming into the game on a week’s rest after pitching against KIA on the 13th, Shirakawa’s fastball and average velocity were both the highest in his 토토사이트 추천 KBO debut. He also shed the label of “five-inning pitcher” by maintaining his strength until the middle of the game.

Even Kim Hyung-jun (NC), who hit a home run against Shirakawa, admitted, “His fastball was so good. I knew he had a good fastball, but it seemed even better when I saw it in person.”

With Elias starting in the Futures League on June 20, the question is where Shirakawa will go from here. In four games, Shirakawa’s ERA is 5.09, which isn’t great, but that’s due to one bad outing (7 earned runs in 1⅓ innings against Lotte on June 7) and the other three games were all five innings or more and three runs or less. It’ll be interesting to see how Shirakawa’s command is evaluated at this level of the professional game without full-time experience, and if the team decides to bring up Elias, Shirakawa has one game left to pitch. Even if he leaves the team as is, he’ll still be worth 1.8 million yen (about $15.7 million) and look forward to the next one.


Heo Jung-woo and Kim Jun-tae advance to quarterfinals side by side

“World class is different after all”

Ankara 3 Cushion World Cup winner Heo Jung-han, Korea’s No. 1 Choi Hwa-woo and No. 7 Kim Jun-tae reached the quarterfinals, while Seo Chang-hoon, An Ji-hoon, Park Soo-hoon, Park Soo-young, Jang Sung-won and Kim Young-ho also made it through the round of 16. In the previous round of 32-64, Kim Haeng-jik and Cha Myung-jong, as well as powerhouses Kim Hyung-gon and Choi Wan-young, were eliminated.

As a result, the quarterfinals on Nov. 22 will feature Choi Sung-woo-Kim Young-ho, Jang Jang-won-Seo Chang-hoon, Kim Jun-tae-Park Soo-yeong, and Heo Jung-hun-Ahn Ji-hoon.

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Heo Jung-Han, Ahn Ji-hoon, Jang Sung-won-Seo Chang-hoon

Heo Jung-jeong (2nd, Gyeongnam) won the round of 16 at the 2024 Namwon National Billiards Championships 40:31 after a 35-inning long game against Jeong Yeon-cheol (19th, Daegu) at the Namwon Sports Town Indoor Gymnasium in Namwon City, Jeollabuk-do, on the evening of the 21st. Heo was in a close battle with Chung until the very end, when he showed his concentration in the final game.
He led throughout the match, but fell behind 14:16 in the 14th inning, but regained the lead 17:13 in the 17th inning. He then went into a lull and fell behind 27:30 in the 26th inning, but turned the tide again (35:31) with a high run of seven points in the 30th inning. From there, the team scored the remaining runs to close out the match. Heo Jung-jeong didn’t have an explosive day, but his steady scoring and crisis management helped him secure the win.

Cho Myung-woo (Seoul Metropolitan Government, Silk City Entity) and Kim Jun-tae (Gyeongbuk Sports Association) punched their tickets to the quarterfinals with a fiery attack in the mid-2s. Choi Sung-woo defeated Heo Jin-woo 40:23 (16 games) and Kim Jun-tae defeated Kim Sung-moon (Gyeongbuk) 40:15 (15 games).

After a dramatic come-from-behind victory in the Round of 32 with a high-run 18, Choi continued the momentum in the Round of 16.

The score was 9:11 through the first six innings, but he scored 19 points, including eight high runs, in the seventh through 11th innings to take a 28:17 (11 innings) lead. It didn’t take long for Choi to close out the match. He scored five more points in the 13th and 14th 사설토토 innings to make it 33:23, and closed out the game with a 7-point ‘finishing high run’ in the 16th inning. Choi’s average was 2.5.

Kim Jun-tae came out swinging in his Round of 16 match against Kim Sung-moon. After scoring 13 runs in the first inning, Kim scored four runs in the second inning and three runs in the third inning to take a 20:1 lead after just three innings. Kim Jun-tae scored five runs in the ninth inning and took a 38:14 lead in the 12th inning, effectively sealing the victory. Kim Jun-tae ended the match with one point each in the 13th and 15th innings. After 15 innings, Kim won 40:15 and his average was 2.667.

Also in the quarterfinals were Jang Sung-won (13th, Incheon), Park Soo-young (20th, Gangwon), Seo Chang-hoon (21st, Siheung City Sports Association) and Kim Young-ho (42nd, Gangwon).

Meanwhile, Kim Haengjik (Jindo-gun, Jeollanam-do) lost a close match to 2023 World Junior 3 Cushion Championship winner Oh Myungkyu (Gangwon-do) in the round of 64, 38:40 (36 games), while Cha Myungjong (Incheon City Sports Association) lost a hard-fought match to Ha Donggeun (Gwangju), 36:40 (40 games).

The quarterfinals will be held tomorrow (22nd) at 10:00 a.m. and 12:00 p.m., followed immediately by the quarterfinals and the final at 9:00 p.m.


‘3rd QS of the season – first win at home this season’ KIA Yoon Young-chul

Kia Tigers’ Yoon Young-cheol (20) overcame a defensive miscue to pitch his third quality start of the season (6+ innings, 3 runs or less). The win also marked Yoon’s first win at Gwangju Stadium this season. In his postgame interview, Yoon expressed his satisfaction, saying that he hopes to pitch like this again.

Yoon started the 2024 Shinhan SOL Bank KBO League 2024 home game against the Hanwha Eagles at KIA Champions Field in Gwangju at 6:30 p.m. on June 21, throwing 99 pitches over six innings, allowing three runs (unearned), two hits, four walks, and striking out seven. Kia defeated Hanwha 8-3 to take the lead in the standings thanks to Yoon’s performance.

Yoon pitched a near-perfect game until the fifth inning, when he used his trademark “fastball” to cook Hanwha’s bats with ease.

The problem came in the sixth inning. With one out in the top of the sixth, Lee gave up a walk to Won-seok Lee. He then induced a grounder to second base against Jang Jin-hyeok, but Park Min-soo made an error. A shaky Yoon then gave up a single to Ahn Chi-hong to load the bases.

On the next pitch, Yoon gave up an RBI single to Noh Si-hwan. He got Kim Tae-yeon to strike out on a wild pitch with an exquisite changeup, but Chae Eun-sung followed with a double. Yoon then retired the next batter, Kim Kang-min, on a swinging strikeout. Yoon’s performance extended his scoreless streak to three games.

After the game, Yoon said, “The batters can make mistakes and they can play a big game. I try not to think about that as much as possible. It was 바카라사이트 unfortunate that I got hit on an 0-2 count, but I tried to avoid getting hit as much as possible.”

The win was Yoon’s first home win of the season. Prior to this game, Yoon had struggled at home, going 2-2 with a 6.55 ERA in five starts. “It’s the place where I play the most games, but I haven’t been lucky or good enough. Today (21st), I pitched well and the bats were hitting well. I was lucky to get the win,” he said.

Even Yoon Young-chul, who pitched well, has his own problems. His innings pitched were not good enough. He has only pitched six or more innings in four games, including this one. “I want to throw a lot of innings,” he said, “but it’s hard to control my pitch count yet, so I often pitch until the fifth inning and then go down. I might be disappointed that the results don’t follow, but I don’t care too much. Still, if I can pitch like I did today (Nov. 21), I won’t have a wish,” he said, expressing satisfaction with his performance.

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‘Bellingham, why can’t you do like Son Heung-min? Kane is dying!

A Son Heung-min type of player is what England and Harry Kane need in their slumping form.

England legendary defender Rio Ferdinand told the BBC on Monday (Nov. 21) that “England and Kane need someone like Son Heung-min” in their ranks.

England drew 1-1 with Denmark in their UEFA European Football Championship (UEFA) Euro 2024 Group C second leg at the Frankfurt Stadion in Frankfurt, Germany, on Sunday. England, who had previously beaten Serbia 1-0 in the first leg, remain at the top of the group with one win, one draw and four points.

Despite the point, the performance was far from positive. They were outplayed by Denmark in both possession and shots on goal, and didn’t look as good as they did after the win.

Kane, who started as a frontline striker, gave England the lead in the 18th minute. Kane pounced on a cutback pass from right-back Kyle Walker to open the Danish net.

England’s joy was short-lived, however. Denmark equalized in the 34th minute with a fantastic mid-range goal from Morten Hulman. Hulman’s strike from distance found the back of the net.

England, with Kane, Phil Foden, Jude Bellingham, Boubaye Sakho, Declan Rice, Trent Alexander-Arnold, and a host of other world-class players, struggled to organize. They also struggled to dominate possession.

With the score 1-1 at half-time, England failed to find their feet in the second half. In fact, they allowed Denmark to create more chances. They were too weak for a team that was rated as the favorite before the tournament.

England were outshot 12-16 and trailed 4-7 in shots on target. Even with their best players, they played a soccer that relied on individual brilliance, and it was a blow to their pride.

England legend Gary Lineker, who watched the game, said: “I think Kane should have done a lot better to be honest. His movement was too limited. He didn’t show that he could cut back. Even when he received the ball, he was lethargic. This doesn’t help the team,” he pointed out.

Ferdinand, who was next to him, also disagreed: “Kane always comes down and plays. Defenders don’t have to think about how to 스포츠토토 stop him,” he said. “As a defender, he doesn’t play behind the defense. He moves within a predictable range. As a defender, it’s not difficult to stop him.”

Thomas Frank, who has faced Son Heung-min many times as manager of Brentford in the Premier League, added: “He’s been playing like that for the last four or five years. What’s different is that there’s no one around him to get in behind the defense when he comes down and receives the ball,” he said, “and that’s what we need now.

To which Ferdinand replied: “Exactly. It’s important to have players like Tottenham Hotspur’s Son Heung-min who can run in behind,” referring to Son, to which Frank replied, “Exactly. We need Foden or Bellingham to play the same role as Son Heung-min.”

Son Heung-min and Kane are one of the most potent attacking combinations in Premier League history. They played together for eight seasons, from 2015-16, when Son joined the club, to 2022-23.

Their combination exploded in the 2020-21 season under Jose Mourinho. Mourinho’s tactics, which maximized the duo’s chemistry, resulted in a 바카라사이트 순위 huge explosion.

They combined for a whopping 14 goals that season, setting a new single-season record for most goals in a season, surpassing the 13 goals scored by Alan Shearer and Chris Sutton for Blackburn Rovers in 1994-95.

Over the course of the season, they combined for 47 goals (Kane 23 goals, 24 assists, Son Heung-min 24 goals, 23 assists) to become the highest goal-scoring duo in Premier League history, surpassing Didier Drogba and Frank Lampard’s 36 goals for Chelsea (Drogba 24 goals, Lampard 12 goals, 24 assists).

Son Heung-min became the first Asian to score in the Premier League in 2021-22, thanks in part to Kane’s ability to distract defenses. The duo’s chemistry has been perfect.

However, England currently doesn’t have anyone who can get behind the defense like Son can. As Ferdinand and Frank say, it will be interesting to see if Foden or Bellingham can fill the same role.

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‘Good news for SON’ Bologna sends ‘key CB’ abroad

Good news for Tottenham Hotspur. Bologna FC is set to sell key defender Riccardo Calafiori to a foreign league.

European soccer transfer market expert Fabrizio Romano reported on Tuesday that “Calafiori has agreed to join Juventus. He wants to stay in Serie A and play for Juventus, but there are problems between Juventus and Bologna. Bologna are open to offers from foreign leagues.”

Calafiori is an Italian defender. He can play both fullback and center back, and his athleticism at 6’2″ and 188 pounds allows him to win contested situations. He has excellent man-to-man defense and is considered a very good forward, both in attack and defense.

Born in Rome, Calafiori played for AS Roma. In the 2018-19 UEFA Youth League season, he suffered a ruptured cruciate ligament after a malicious tackle from an opponent in a match against Victoria Plzen. Calafiori continued his rehabilitation and Roma re-signed him until 2022.

In the 2019-20 season, Calafiori returned to Roma Primavera and was a regular starter. However, due to a series of injuries to Roma’s first team, he was called up to the first team for the first time when he was named in the squad for a UEFA Europa League home match against Borussia Mönchengladbach.

Calafiori made his first-team debut in the final Serie A match of the 2019-20 season against Juventus. He struggled to settle in at the start of the game, but after drawing a foul from Juventus’ Danilo, he converted the penalty and had a successful first-team debut.

In the 2020-21 season, he established himself as the backup left-back and received a lot of playing time, especially in the Europa League. He scored his first professional goal in the Europa League group stage at home against Young Boys, scoring 먹튀검증 from mid-range. In December 2020, Calafiori signed a new contract with Roma until June 2025.

After spending the 2021-22 season on loan at Genoa, Calafiori moved to FC Basel ahead of last season. Since his arrival, he has established himself as a regular in the squad, starting most of the games. He returned to his native Italian Serie A at the end of last season with a move to Bologna.

Calafiori has become a key player for Bologna this season. Since joining Bologna, he has mainly played as a left center back. In 30 Serie A appearances, he scored two goals and provided five assists, helping Bologna qualify for the UEFA Champions League next season.

Currently, Calafiori is being linked with a move to Juventus following the departure of Bologna coach Thiago Motta. Chelsea, with Enzo Maresca at the helm, have 메이저사이트 also been linked with a move. Tottenham have also joined the race.

Tottenham finished fifth in the English Premier League (EPL) this season and failed to qualify for the UEFA Champions League. The mid-season losses of key defenders like Mickey van der Vaart and Destiny Udoh were painful. Spurs are looking to bolster their backup options with the signing of Calafiori.

Add to that the fact that Bologna are likely to send Calafiori abroad, and Spurs are smiling. Of course, they’ll have to make a satisfactory offer. “Bologna will wait until after Euro 2024 and will only sell if a big offer comes in,” Romero added.

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‘Legendary libero’ Kim Hae-ran gets second chance at life, Heungkuk Life helps

Legendary libero and “Queen of Digs” Kim Hae-ran has begun the second act of her career.

She will retire from the sport after the 2023-24 season.

Born in 1984, Kim joined the Korea Expressway Corporation in 2002 and stayed with the organization until 2015. In 2015, she moved to KGC Ginseng Corporation (now Jungkwanjang), and in 2017, she joined Heungkuk Life. She took a break in the 2020-21 season due to childbirth, but returned to her best in the 2021-22 season. 안전 토토사이트 She decided to retire from active play at the end of the 2023-24 season.

Kim played 19 seasons in the V-League, which was founded in 2005, and she left a colorful footprint. In 2009-10, she became the first woman to reach 5,000 defenses, and in 2015-16, she became the first player in history to reach 10,000 defenses. At the end of the 2023-24 season, she ranks second all-time in digs combined with receptions with 16,118.

She still ranks first all-time in digs with 11,059 and second all-time in receptions with 5,059.

National libero Kim Hae-ran also shined. She was a member of the London 2012 Olympic quarterfinals and helped South Korea’s women’s volleyball team qualify for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games for the third consecutive time.

The previous season, however, Kim was plagued by nagging knee injuries. She played just eight regular-season matches and 30 sets. “We have decided to respect the player’s opinion that it is difficult for her to play on the court anymore due to knee pain,” Heungkuk Life said in May, adding, “We are grateful to Kim Hae-ran for her dedication to the team.”

Kim is scheduled to undergo surgery on both knees in August.

“We will provide support for Kim Hae-ran to prepare for her second life in good health, including surgical expenses, and support her as much as possible in her coaching career,” said Heungkuk Life.

“Her passion for volleyball and her dedication to defending with her body will be a great example for younger players as well as fans who love volleyball. The club will discuss her path as a coach after her quick recovery and will actively support her.”

“I tried a lot to show my best on the court until the last moment. “It was not easy to make the decision to retire,” said Kim. “I would like to thank the fans for their support and the club for supporting my career. I was happy to be able to live as Kim Hae-ran, a libero loved by many fans,” she said.

In an interview with , she also said, “I was always happy while playing volleyball. I always loved volleyball itself. I’ve done everything I wanted to do as a player, so it’s a good retirement,” she said, adding, “I think I need to focus on recovering my body for the next year or so. Once I’m fully recovered, I’ll try to find something related to volleyball, such as coaching,” she said.

Kim Hae-ran, who announced her retirement from active duty this year, also attended the national retirement ceremony with Kim Yeon-kyung on the 8th to say goodbye to the fans. The journey of Kim Hae-ran, the athlete who made history, has come to an end. A new page begins for Kim Hae-ran, who has started a second life.

Overwhelmed by OP firepower and botched room management, Italy defeats perennial favorite USA to advance to semifinals

Italy defeated the United States. The Apogees’ firepower and error control proved decisive.

Italy swept the United States 3-0 (25-21, 25-21, 25-23) in straight sets in the Women’s Volleyball Nations League (VNL) Quarterfinals of the FIVB Volleyball World Cup 2024 in Bangkok, Thailand on Sunday (June 21). The difference in firepower in the apogee was noticeable. Italy’s Paola Egonu scored a match-high 20 points and double-switch Ekaterina Antropova did her part, while USA’s aposit Andrea Drews and Jordan Thompson combined for just 11 points. Italy, who outscored the Americans 10-23 in turnovers, will continue their journey to the semifinals.

Caterina Bosetti, Sarah Farr, Alessia Oro, Miriam Scilla, Anna Danesi and Paola Egonu started for Italy. Monica De Gennaro will start at libero for the U.S., which has Lauren Carlini, Jordan Larson, Dana Letke, Andrea Drews, Avery Skinner and Haley Washington 토토사이트 in the starting lineup. Justine Wong-Orantes was the starting libero.

The Americans took a three-point lead early in the first set, 2-1, on a Skinner kill and Washington block, but Italy quickly answered with the same means: a Scilla kill and Danesi block. After Skinner served for the Americans at 6-5, Italy’s Egonu answered back with a service point at 8-8. The back-and-forth battle continued until midway through the set.

Midway through the set, Italy began to pull away. At 15-14, back-to-back points from Bosetti and Egonu opened up the gap. The Italians began to take control, reaching 20 points at 19-16 on an attack error by Letke and a double switch utilizing Carlotta Cambi and Ekaterina Antropova to seal the set. The Americans fought back intermittently, but the Italians continued to dominate, and at 24-21, a service error by Letke gave the Italians the first set.

With the match still not going their way at the start of the second set, head coach Caci Kiralli made a change, pulling Drews and bringing on Jordan Thompson. Thompson was effective on the attack and on the help block, and the U.S. took a slim lead at 6-6 on a Lettke service point over Scilla and an attack point by Thompson. But Italy, who had been steadily chasing the U.S., played tenacious defense to tie the set. At 13-14, solid defense by Egonu and Bossetti led to a blocked point by Danesi.

Italy continued to play tenacious defense to extend rallies, and as a flustered USA suffered from errors and blocked attacks, the Italians worked their way back into the lead. At 18-16, a block by Parr and a straight attack by Egonu brought Italy to within 20 points, and at 20-17, Gaia Giovannini’s tenacious defense extended the rally before Egonu’s high ball saved a precious point. The USA lost momentum at 20-22 when Letke’s impetuous direct attempt resulted in an over-the-net error. Italy sealed the second set with a right-side attack from Antropova at 24-21.

Cornered, coach Kiraly made a major change in the third set, adding Chiaka Ogbogu to Cook and Thompson in the starting lineup, but the Italians still took control and rattled the Americans. At 5-3, Skinner’s pipe attempt was blocked by Egonu to cut the lead to three points. At 7-5, a good dig by Scilla led to a counterattack by Egonu, showing the strength of her defense-and-rebound pattern.

Italy extended the gap to five points at 13-10 when Thompson’s attack error and Egonu’s diagonal slam were combined. Coach Kiraly switched Apojit back to Drews, but the Americans still lacked firepower. At 11-16, the USA’s frustration deepened as even Cook committed an attack error, before the Americans made a last-ditch effort to hold Italy to 20 points. At 17-20, Skinner’s sharp opposite-angle attack found the net, and Washington pulled to within one point with a block from Scilla. But an unfortunate attack error by Skinner on a chance to tie the match, and the Italians never allowed the score to get any closer than tied until match point, when Egonu neatly handled a high ball at 24-23 to complete the shutout victory.

Jungang University’s energy wasn’t bad, but ‘silent three points’ was a disappointment

Lim’s silence was disappointing.

Chung-Ang University fell to KU 70-79 in the 2024 KUSF University Basketball U-League South Division regular season game at KU’s Glocal Campus Gymnasium on Nov. 21. The team finished in sixth place with a 6-4 record. They are half a game behind fourth-place Kyung Hee University-Sungkyunkwan University (both 6-3). They are one game behind third-place Konkuk University (7-3).

Chung-Ang University’s advantage is its thick player base. Everyone on the court does their job. With a large number of available players, Chung-Ang University was able to hold off even Korea University, 카지노 the strongest team in the university. They threatened the top tier.

However, Chungang’s rise to power would not be possible if the seniors were not able to hold the center. Forward Lim Dong-un is one of them.

Lim combines height and shooting. He’s highly regarded in the college league, having played in more than a hundred games. His stats (5.67 points, 4.22 rebounds, and 1.1 steals per game) don’t stand out, but he can put up big numbers at any given time.

Lim got off to a good start. On his first possession, Lim cracked the KU defense with a ball-less move and grabbed an offensive rebound off a missed jumper by Seo Ji-woo (200 cm, C). He then scored the first points of the game.

Lim didn’t hesitate to capitalize on the opportunity. He got the ball in the left corner and made a jumper. He showed a good shooting touch. At the same time, he also increased his defensive energy.

However, Chungang was unable to stop Freddie (203 cm, C). Chungang’s foul count also increased. This made it difficult for Jungang players, including Lim Dong-un, to actively play defense. Without defense, Chung-Ang fell behind 6-10. They had to call their first timeout with 4:35 left in the game.

However, Lim’s fouls quickly piled up. He picked up his second foul with 6:05 left in the game. The need to change the mood of the game only intensified. In foul trouble, Lim had to retreat to the bench with 2:50 left in the first quarter.

Lim was re-inserted at the start of the second quarter. He raised the energy level with offensive rebounds, perimeter defense, and screens. Lim’s energy level was transmitted to the younger players, and freshmen Do Hyun-woo (182 cm, G) and Ko Chan-yu (190 cm, G) scored back-to-back baskets. Chung-Ang closed the gap to KU, 17-26.

In addition, Lim Dong-un blocked a Freddie’s basket. It was a play that broke the spirits of KU and Freddie. At the same time, it was a morale-boosting play for Chung-Ang University.

Nevertheless, Chung-Ang started the third quarter with a score of 25-37. Chungang players, including Lim Dong-un, had to step up once again because Freddie kept giving up second-chance points and Baek Kyung (190 cm, G) hit a three-pointer on defense at the end of the second quarter.

Although Lim was unable to make an impact, Chung-Ang made it 49-54 with 2 minutes and 2 seconds left in the third quarter. This was due to the even performance of the guard lineup, which included Choi Hyung-woo (185 cm, G), Lee Kyung-min (183 cm, G), Won Gun (187 cm, G), and Do Hyun-woo. In addition, they drew the fourth foul of KU’s core Freddy with 15 seconds left in the third quarter.

However, Chung-Ang was down 54-65 just 1:13 into the fourth quarter. For that reason, Chung-Ang needed Lim’s shot. If a reliable shooter like Lim can hit a three, it can give Chungnam a momentum boost.

However, Lim was on the bench for most of the fourth quarter. Chung-Ang University threatened KU at 65-69 with 4:33 left in the game, but couldn’t get over the final hump. Lim had to watch his team lose from the bench. His energy level wasn’t bad, but his poor three-point shooting (0-of-3) left something to be desired.

Chicago sends Caruso, now Rabin? Expect a complete rebuild

It’s going to be a bloodbath in Chicago.

The Oklahoma City Thunder have acquired Chicago Bulls guard Alex Caruso in a trade, according to ESPN. In exchange, the Thunder will receive Josh Giddy in a standalone trade.

It appears that Chicago has finally made a decision. The Bulls have been stuck in the play-in tournament for the past two seasons. The team seems to have realized its limitations and is in full rebuilding mode.

Fifth-year guard Koby White seems to be the only solid contributor. White has finally realized his potential this season, averaging 19.1 points and 5.1 assists per game. The team is expected to build around White and bring in helpers like Giddy, 텍사스홀덤사이트 who was acquired in the Caruso trade.

The attention now turns to Chicago’s existing big three. Zach LaVine, Dermar Drojan, and Nikola Vucevic. Drojan is a free agent. Both Chicago and Drojan are reportedly interested in re-signing him. However, it’s unclear if Drojan, who is in his mid-30s, will be attracted to Chicago’s rebuild.

The biggest question mark is Lavine. Lavine is a player capable of averaging 20 points, but he was riddled with injuries last season. Add to that the fact that his game has definitely dropped off from where it was. The problem is that he has a big contract and no team is willing to take him on. Lavine has $45 million per year remaining on his contract through 2027.

Chicago appears to be actively looking to trade Lavine. According to local Chicago media outlet NBC Chicago, the Bulls have been in contact with the Philadelphia 76ers and Utah Jazz in trade talks. For Chicago, it’s more about getting rid of Lavine than getting anything in return.

Vucevic’s situation is also ambiguous. Vucevic is a decent starting-caliber big man, but he has weaknesses on defense and is not a dominant offensive big man. Unlike LaVine, Vucevic’s remaining contract isn’t huge ($20 million per year), so there should be a team willing to take him on.

Chicago’s woes don’t end there. There’s also Lonzo Ball, who’s been sidelined with injuries, and forward prospect Patrick Williams, who’s set to hit free agency.

It’s going to be a tough offseason for Chicago’s front office.

Suwon Girls’ High School’s Choi Sa-Ra “No matter how hard it is, I’ll keep going”

Suwon Girls’ High School’s Choi Sarang (174 cm, F) showed a strong sense of responsibility.

The qualifying rounds for the 2024 Korea Basketball Weekend League kicked off on Friday. While the tournament is in full swing in regions other than Honam and Gyeongsangbuk-do, the girls’ middle school and high school teams will begin in earnest in July.

This year, Suwon Girls’ High School has a team of eight players, including four juniors, one sophomore, and three freshmen. They are in Group A along with Chuncheon Women’s High School and Bundang Management High School in the regional qualifiers for the Weekend League.

At the moment, the team is disappointed due to transfer discipline. Due to a lack of players, the team was unable to compete in the March and April tournaments, and was eliminated in the preliminary round of the 2024 National Men’s and Women’s Secondary Basketball Tournament, their only competition this season. 온라인카지노 Six players participated in the tournament, but only five were able to take the court due to injuries.

Choi Sarang from Suwon Girls‘ High School said, “I was able to play since May due to a transfer discipline. In the first tournament I played this year, I think I lacked physical strength and backbone. I’m training for this weekend’s league to improve what I lacked in the previous tournament,” she said, adding, “I haven’t had any major injuries during my training, and I’m in great shape.”

Choi Sarang cites ‘three-point shooting’ as her strength. Suwon Girls’ High School coach Kang Byung-soo also praised Choi as “a player with a long shot and who plays really hard on defense.”

However, she needs to focus less on shooting. “She likes to shoot, so she tends to shoot a lot. I want her to practice breaking through more,” he advised Choi.

Choi Sarang also said, “I saw that she was only looking for shots made for her. We’re trying to create our own chances. I also need to react faster in one-on-one defense and try to chase down my opponent,” she said, pointing out the direction she needs to take.

When asked about their role models, the names of two players came up. “My role models are Jeon Sung-hyun, who recently moved to Changwon LG, and Kim Dan-bi of Asan Woori Bank. Jeon’s shooting timing is so fast and accurate that defenders don’t know it. Kim Dan-bi is a player who excels in the offense and plays her role regardless of her physical condition. I want to emulate that,” said Kim.

Suwon Women’s High School will be playing with only five players in the upcoming weekend’s league regional tournament. Despite the difficulties, junior Choi Sarang emphasized responsibility.

“I want to do the dirty work and play a role in solving the team’s problems. I will be the first to actively talk and inspire the team to fight,” Choi said.

Lastly, Choi Sarang said, “I want to finish first in the group and advance to the Wangjung Wang, and I will try to make up for what didn’t work in the remaining two weeks. I will take responsibility for the weekend league matches, even if it’s hard,” she said.