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'Light' Hyun-woo, who "almost cried" after preventing a catastrophe, "My heart is heavy, but I will go further"

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  "My heart is heavy, but I will not stop here and will continue to work hard." After filling in perfectly in the absence of star goalkeeper Kim Seung-kyu (Al-Shabab), Cho Hyun-woo (Ulsan HD) expressed his disappointment at South Korea's exit from the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) Asian Cup quarterfinals. Jürgen Klinsmann's men fell short of the final after losing 0-2 to Jordan in the semifinals on Sunday night at 12:00 p.m. KST. They had their sights set on their first title in 64 years, but were thwarted by the 'Boks'. It's disappointing. This is especially true for Cho Hyun-woo, who has been the goalkeeper since Kim Seung-gyu returned home early with an ACL injury. He saved a thrilling penalty shootout in the round of 16 against Saudi Arabia and a super-save in the quarterfinals against Australia to give his team a dramatic victory. His performance continued in the quarterfinals. Despite being caught off guard by Jordan's quick counter-attack,

SSG U.S. Spring Camp New Vitality... Military trio "Make it an All-Han Leap Year"

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  SSG manager Lee Sung-yong, who "transitioned" from a professional baseball manager to a manager, emphasizes unity, which is why the spring training camp in Vero Beach, Florida, USA, is often characterized by a friendly atmosphere. In particular, infielders Kim Chang-pyeong (24) and Kim Seong-min (23) and pitcher Cho Byung-heon (22) are considered to be the lifeblood of SSG's spring camp. What they all have in common is that they are returnees who returned from military service last year. Spring camp is a stage of fierce competition for survival. "We will definitely survive the competition," the trio said. Kim was considered a highly touted infield resource in high school, where he was the starting shortstop for the youth national team. But the barrier to the professional ranks was high. After joining the organization in 2019, Kim played primarily at second base for two years and posted a dismal .187 batting average. He played two more seasons, but in three sea

'Messi no-show aftermath' organizers "refund 50% of ticket price".

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  The controversy surrounding Lionel Messi's (Inter Miami) no-show continues to grow. Tattler Asia, the organizer of Inter Miami's friendly match in Hong Kong, released a statement on its official social media accounts on the 9th (KST). "We would like to apologize to all those who were disappointed by Inter Miami's soccer match," Tattler Asia said. "Miami had a contract that required their key players, including Messi, Jordi Alba, Sergio Busquets, and Luis Suarez, to play a full 45 minutes unless injured. However, we have been informed by Miami that Messi and Suarez are unable to play due to injury." "We urged the Miami owners and management to explain why he was not allowed to play," said Tattler Asia, "but they did not. The fact that Messi and Suarez played in Japan feels like a slap in the face." Miami coach Tata Martino had hinted at Messi's availability in his pre-match press conference, but the Argentine was ruled out with a

Kim 'Prince Bentoho' Moon-hwan starts at 'left fullback' in Qatar Club Friendly

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  Former coach Paulo Bento's "crown prince," defender Kim Moon-hwan, is having a breakout season in the Qatar Stars League. He is also a regular member of the squad that is currently competing in the Equality Cup friendly in Qatar. The match between Al Duhail and Santos took place at the Jassim bin Hamad Stadium in Al Rayyan, Qatar, at 4 p.m. local time on September 9th. The Equality Cup, a friendly club competition in Qatar, features defending Qatar League champions Al Duhail, along with Brazil's Santos FC, China's Shanghai Shenhua, and Russia's Zenit St. Petersburg. The tournament was held in partnership with Qatari sports organization Aspire Zone to celebrate Qatar's International Sports Day on February 13th. Kim left Jeonbuk Hyundai in July of last year to join Al Duhail. He joined the club under Hernan Crespo, but since the arrival of Christophe Galtier in October last year, he has been playing as a left fullback. Despite his reputation as an internat

Eastern Conference favorites? Trade deadline winner is New York

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  The New York Knicks are arguably the most successful team this trade deadline. Without spending a single future first-round pick, they added two ace wing players and a sharpshooter to their rotation depth. The New York Knicks used the trade deadline on Monday to bolster their roster. They acquired Bojan Bogdanovic and Alec Bucks in a trade with the Detroit Pistons. In return, the Knicks received Quinton Grimes, Evan Fournier, Malachai Flynn, Ryan Archdiakono, and two second-round picks. On December 31, New York acquired OG Anunoby in a trade with the Toronto Raptors to bolster their frontcourt to perfection. With the addition of Anunoby, the Knicks found the perfect balance on offense and defense, and went on to have one of the best Januarys in the league, making them the favorites to win the title. Instead of resting on their laurels, the Knicks aggressively pursued trades and made another big move. The team acquired Bogdanovic, a key offensive piece from the Detroit Pistons, and Bu

WBC nightmare erased, Lee "enjoyed" throwing 6 innings of 2-run relief in APBC Korea-Japan game

  Lee Yi-ri (21-KIA Tigers), who had one of the worst pitches of the 2023 World Baseball Classic (WBC) on March 10 against Korea, made a strong impression eight months later when he pitched again against Japan. Manager Ryu Joong-il praised him, and Lee was pleased with his performance. Ryu's Korean baseball team lost 1-2 to Japan in the second game of the APBC Qualifier at the Tokyo Dome on Sunday. South Korea got one run back in the top of the ninth on a solo shot by pinch-hitter Kim Hwijip. Lee received no support from the offense while on the mound and was charged with the loss. Lee showed signs of anxiety in the top of the first inning, giving up three hits and a walk, but showed great command to minimize the damage. After getting out of the first inning unscathed, he gave up his first run in the bottom of the third when Maki Shugo hit a grounder to  토토사이트 shortstop with the bases loaded, but he was able to get out of the jam. A solo shot to leadoff hitter Jusei Mannami in the

'National left-handed ace in the lineage' Lee "International competitions are fun"

 Lee Yi-ri (21-KIA Tigers) was shaken up early in the game, but he didn't crumble. Lee's six innings of work (six hits, three walks, two runs) against Japan at the Asia-Pacific Baseball Championship (APBC) 2023 helped South Korea to a loss, but it also allowed them to save their bullpen for the game against Chinese Taipei. South Korea lost 1-2 to Japan in the second game of the APBC 2023 Qualifier at the Tokyo Dome in Tokyo, Japan, on Sunday. Despite being the losing pitcher, Irie did his job. In the top of the first inning, Irie gave up a leadoff walk to Yuki Okabayashi, but Okabayashi was thrown out trying to steal second for the first out. After back-to-back singles to batters two through four loaded the bases, he struck out Teruaki Sato and got Jusei Mannami to fly out to center field to get out of the first jam. After two walks and a hit batsman loaded the bases with no outs in the third, Maki Shugo singled to shortstop, trading a run for two outs. Sato struck out to preve