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‘Monster’ Acuña Jr. hits 40 homers, 70 doubles…first in MLB history

Atlanta Braves’ “Freak” Ronald Acuña Jr. (26) has completed the unbelievable feat of hitting 40 home runs and stealing 70 bases in a single season.

The 26-year-old went 2-for-5 with a home run, two doubles, two runs scored, one RBI, and two stolen bases in the leadoff spot in the lineup against the Chicago Cubs at Truiste Park in Atlanta, Georgia, USA, on Monday.

Most notably, Acuña Jr. stole two more bases to reach 70, as he had 68 prior to the game.

Having previously surpassed the 40-homer plateau to become just the fifth player in Major League Baseball history to join the 40-40 club, Aquino Jr. now has an unprecedented 40-70 record after going 30-60.

Currently ranked second in batting average (.336), fourth in home runs (41), first in stolen bases (70), and first in slugging percentage (.414), Acuña Jr. is a strong candidate for the National League’s Most Valuable Player (MVP) award this season.

After being silent in his first three at-bats, Acuña Jr. led off the bottom of the eighth with a single to right. He then stole second base for his 69th stolen base of the season. Aji Albies followed with a single to center field, scoring Acuña Jr. to tie the game at 3-3.

With the game tied 4-4 heading into extra innings and Atlanta trailing 4-5 in the bottom of the 10th, Acuña Jr. stepped up once again. With runners on first and second, Acuña Jr. singled through the right side to put runners on first and second to tie the game once again.

He then stole second base to reach the coveted 70-steal plateau.

After the milestone, Atlanta ended the game. Albies followed with another RBI single in the eighth to bring in Acuña Jr. for the 6-5 final. Acuña Jr. came home to celebrate with his teammates. 레고토토

Atlanta, which clinched the East title early, improved to 102-56 with the win and clinched the top seed in the postseason.

The Cubs, meanwhile, fell to 82-76 and will be in a tough wild-card race down the stretch.

Kim, can I go to fall baseball? There’s only one “if.

Kim Ha-seong’s dream of extending his life continues for the San Diego Padres.

The Padres defeated the San Francisco Giants 5-2 in a doubleheader at Oracle Park in San Francisco, California, on Monday (Nov. 28).

The game was won in 10 extra innings. It was their first extra-inning win in 13 tries this season.

The win puts them at 79 wins and 80 losses, one step closer to a .500 record.
The number of games to officially be eliminated from postseason contention remained at one. The Chicago Cubs’ loss to the Atlanta Braves in extra innings earlier in the day means that they are not “mathematically” out of contention yet.

So, is there even a “what if” scenario where San Diego can make the postseason?

There is only one case.

First, the Cubs (82-76) and Miami Marlins (82-76), both of whom have four games left, must lose all four of their remaining games. Both teams play Atlanta and the New York Mets on Sept. 29, respectively, before closing out the regular season with a three-game series against the National League Central-clinching Milwaukee Brewers and a three-game series against the postseason-eliminated Pittsburgh Pirates.

The Cincinnati Reds, who are 81-78, need to finish their three-game series against the St. Louis Cardinals on April 30 with either a sweep or two wins. That would put them completely out of the wild-card race.

After a day of rest, the Padres fly to Chicago for a three-game series against the Chicago White Sox and will need to win all three games.

If that happens, all three teams – San Diego, Miami, and the Cubs – will be tied at 82 wins.

Major League Baseball uses head-to-head record to break ties in the standings. If three teams are tied, the head-to-head record of all three teams is combined to compare them.

San Diego is three games behind the Cubs, but has a four-game lead over Miami, and Miami has a four-game lead over the Cubs.

Adding up the head-to-head records, San Diego is 7-6, Miami is 6-6, and the Cubs are 6-7, giving San Diego the final wild card spot. 스포츠토토

That’s a scenario that would require all 13 games to go their way. A single win by the Cubs or Miami in the next day or so would clinch San Diego’s elimination from the postseason before they’ve even played their final series.

Still adamant, Tench “Sancho’s problem? It’s up to him”

The coach is adamant. He doesn’t even want to talk about players and conflict.

Manchester United defeated Crystal Palace 3-0 in the EFL Cup (League Cup) for the 2023-24 season at Old Trafford in Manchester, England on Sunday (April 27).

It was a one-sided affair. United took the lead in the first half through goals from Alejandro Garnacho (19) and Casemiro (30) before adding a 10th-minute consolation goal from Anthony Martial (28) in the second half.

In his post-match interview, head coach Eric den Haag was asked about a player who has been in conflict recently. “I don’t know, it’s up to him (how to resolve the conflict),” Van Gaal said of Jadon Sancho’s (23) current situation. I don’t comment on players who are not playing,” he said firmly.

On April 4, British media outlet The Guardian reported, “Sancho has described himself as a scapegoat. The comments cast doubt on his future at Manchester United”. 메이저사이트

The fourth round tie against Arsenal was a problem. In his post-match press conference, Van Gaal cited “poor training performance” as the reason for Sancho’s exclusion. Sancho took to social media to refute this claim.

“I’m not going to listen to something that’s not true at all,” he said, “I’ve trained well. I think there’s another reason (for his exclusion). I’ve been scapegoated for a long time. It’s not fair.” Van Gaal chose Alejandro Garnacho, 19, and Facundo Pelestri, 21, as bench options for Arsenal.

Sancho’s protest continued. He said: “I’m just happy to play football and contribute to the team. I respect all the decisions of the coaching staff. I’m playing with a fantastic group of players. I know that every week is a challenge.” In Sancho’s absence, United lost 1-3 at Arsenal.

The mood in the locker room was turned upside down. The players seem to have turned their backs on Sancho. According to a report by ESPN on September 9, the team is fed up with Sancho’s behavior. The players are tired of his attitude. They are in full support of Van Gaal. Aside from Sancho, the majority of United’s players are satisfied with Van Gaal’s management of the team.

Van Gaal has given him a chance. But Sancho rejected Van Gaal’s request for a public apology. The club came down hard. “Sancho has breached a disciplinary matter,” the club said through official channels, “and he is excluded from first-team training for the time being. He will only train privately until the matter is resolved.”

The team’s own disciplinary measures are even stronger. Sancho was not only banned from training, but also from using the first team facilities. He’s not even allowed to eat with the first team. According to the Mirror, Sancho was reportedly eating in the same cafeteria as United’s academy players.

Players have even been giving him advice directly. According to Sky Sports, veteran United players convinced Sancho to apologize directly to Van Gaal. The Sun reported that the players were Harry, who also played with the England national team.

‘Kim Ha Sung 1-RBI’ SD extends life with ‘Soto Multipo + Lugo Pitching’

The San Diego Padres are alive and well in postseason contention. At least until today.

San Diego defeated the San Francisco Giants 4-0 on Sunday (April 27) at Oracle Park in San Francisco, California, USA.

The win improved their record to 78-80. On the same day, the Chicago Cubs, the second wild-card team, lost to the Atlanta Braves, keeping their “elimination number” – the number of games to be eliminated from the postseason – at one. ‘Arithmetically’ alive in postseason contention.

Starting at second base, Kim went 0-for-5 with a walk and three strikeouts. His season batting average dropped to .261.
He didn’t feel very good at the plate. The quality of his at-bats was poor and he swung at a lot of pitches. It was the first time he had struck out three times in a game since September 14 against the Dodgers. It was his fourth three-strikeout game in September.

Still, he got on base. In the third inning, with runners on first and third off left-hander Alex Wood, he hit a grounder to shortstop that led to a non-base-clearing double play, allowing the runner from third to score. The hit was not fast enough to complete the double play. I didn’t miss an opportunity to capitalize on a fielding error that led to a double play on Xander Bogaerts’ grounder to second base with one out.

Despite his poor at-bats, his defense was solid. In the second inning, J.D. Davis hit a double to right field, and right fielder Fernando Tatis Jr. made the throw to third to get the runner. The play was called a double play, but the runner was thrown out at the plate. Davis later left the game with a left shoulder sprain.

In the ninth inning, he made a spectacular throw to catch leadoff hitter Mike Yastrzemski’s fly ball.

There was another hero of the night. It was Juan Soto, who started in the No. 3 spot. He hit a solo home run over the center field fence in the first inning and followed it up with a two-run shot over the left field fence in the seventh. His seventeenth career multi-homer game. He finished the day 4-for-5 with a double, a walk and three RBIs to lead the offense.
Starter Seth Lugo was dominant. He pitched 8 2/3 innings, allowing three runs on three hits with three walks and seven strikeouts to earn the win. 메이저사이트

He took the mound into the ninth inning in search of his first career complete game, but left after a walk and a hit put runners on first and second.

Lugo, who has a player option for the 2024 season, has had an impressive year, exceeding expectations in his first season as a full-time starter. In fact, he flamed out in his final outing in a Padres uniform.

Closer Josh Hader, who had watched from the sidelines in the eighth inning the day before, pitched the ninth to close out the game.

‘I’m in great shape!’ Lee Kang-In, Daji Garo Outfront Cross ‘Magic Show’, Spectators “Wow~”

By Hwang Sun-hong Ho Prodigy midfielder Lee Kang-in (Paris Saint-Germain) is on a roll.

Starting as a central attacking midfielder in the round of 16 match between Kyrgyzstan and Hangzhou at the Jinhua Sports Center Stadium in Zhejiang, China, on Sunday at 8:30 p.m. ET, Lee is showing off all of his skills, including dribbling, crossing and passing.

After a brief 36-minute appearance in the first half of the final group game against Bahrain on Sept. 24 to check his fitness, Lee was much lighter on his feet on this day and was active in the second line. He moved back and forth between the center and flanks to assemble the attack.

In the eighth minute, Lee exchanged one-on-one passes with Jung Woo-young before attempting a left-footed shot to the bottom right corner of the goal from a diagonal spot on the left side of the box. The process was smooth, but the ball left Lee’s left foot and went just wide of the goal. 토토사이트

In addition to stripping defenders with phantom dribbles in the opponent’s half, Lee created a golden opportunity for Jung Woo-young in the 31st minute with a sharp pass through the back of the defense. Jung Woo-young caught the ball and scored with a right-footed volley, but the goal was nullified by an offside penalty.

Lee Kang-in was not done. In the 36th minute, he sent in another cross, this time from the left side of the box, with his left foot out front. It’s a difficult technique. There were gasps from the stands.

South Korea took the lead in the first half with a penalty from Baek Seung-ho in the 11th minute and a header from Jung Woo-young in the 12th minute. However, in the 28th minute, Baek Seung-ho made a mistake with a ball touch in the South Korean zone, which led to a counterattack and a goal by Mascat Aligulov.

With South Korea holding a precarious 2-1 halftime lead, Lee Kang-in was the player who shone the brightest in the first half, even without an offensive point.

‘Up to 154km’ Moon Dong-joo, Jang Hyun-seok show no signs of slowing down…’Moon Bo-kyung 2 RBIs’ AG squad ‘checks out’ with 2-0 win over Commerce

The Hangzhou Asian Games baseball team, led by head coach Ryu Jung-il, has completed its first and final evaluation game. The mound was solid throughout, with ‘hopefuls’ Moon Dong-ju and Jang Hyun-seok making their mark with fastballs up to 154 kilometers per hour.

The Hangzhou Asian Games Baseball Team completed its pre-Asian Games practice with a 2-0 win over the Commerce Phoenix in an exhibition game at the Gocheok Sky Dome in Seoul on Saturday.

The team virtually finalized its roster on Feb. 22. The Korea Baseball Softball Association (KBSA) Performance Enhancement Committee and the KBO Power Enhancement Committee have been working to replace players who were deemed unable to perform at their best during the tournament due to injury or illness. As a result, Lee Jung-hoo (Kiwoom), Koo Chang-mo (NC) and Lee Yi-ri (KIA) were dropped from the roster, while Kim Sung-yoon (Samsung), Kim Young-gyu (NC) and Yoon Dong-hee (Lotte) were added to the squad.

The roster can be changed until the 30th, but barring any changes during training, the team will likely travel to Hangzhou in its current configuration. The team will have an evaluation game on the 26th, followed by a final tune-up on the 27th, before flying to Hangzhou via Incheon International Airport on the 28th. The tournament begins on October 1st with the first match against Hong Kong.

The game saw most of the players on the roster return to the national team and commercial starting lineups. For the national team, Kim Hye-sung (second base), Choi Ji-hoon (center field), Noh Si-hwan (third base), Kang Baek-ho (designated hitter), Moon Bo-kyung (first base), Kim Hyung-joon (catcher), Park Sung-sung (shortstop), Choi Won-joon (right field), and Kim Sung-yoon (left field) were the starting lineup. 스포츠토토

Sangmu also included players from the national team. Against the national team, the lineup was Yoon Dong-hee (right fielder), Kim Joo-won (shortstop), Kim Ji-chan (second baseman), Kim Dong-heon (catcher), Cheon Sung-ho (first baseman), Na Seung-yup (designated hitter), Goo Bon-hyuk (third baseman), Byun Sang-kwon (left fielder), and Park Seung-gyu (right fielder). However, the players who played for the national team took three at-bats each and then handed over the batting order to the commerce players in the top of the eighth inning.

Before the game on June 26, Ryu expressed his concerns about the starting pitcher for the game against Chinese Taipei. The Chinese Taipei team is currently the biggest obstacle to the national team’s gold medal hunt. With a number of minor leaguers on the roster, the Chinese Taipei team is not to be taken lightly. In particular, pitchers Liu Zhi-long and Lin Yumin, who are currently playing in Double-A for the Boston Red Sox and Arizona Diamondbacks, are top of the list.

For now, Liu plans to use a 1+1 strategy on the mound. “I’m thinking about who to start against Taiwan. The candidates are Kwak Bin, (Park) Se-woong-i, and Moon Dong-ju. For now, I’ll watch Kwak Bin and Moon Dong-ju throw today (June 26), and then I’ll make a decision tomorrow based on their practice and condition. I’m not sure who to use first. For the first five or six innings, I’ll stick with the two starters. There will be variables, but that’s the current thinking.”

120 billion nova finally released?… ‘Protest incident → refusal to apologize → expulsion from first team’ Sancho, probability of being kicked out of Manchester United ‘significantly increases’

Will Jadon Sancho eventually be released? Sancho, who was recently expelled from Manchester United’s first team after rebelling against his manager, is in a situation where he could be released even though he arrived for an astronomical transfer fee.

British media ‘Mirror’ mentioned the future of players expelled from Manchester United’s first team on the 26th (Korean time), saying, “This is what happened to the players who were kicked out of the Manchester United locker room by manager Eric Tun Haag.”

The reason the media paid attention to this is because the club’s disciplinary action against Sancho has recently become more stringent. A number of local media outlets, including the Mirror, reported on the 26th that “Jadon Sancho was completely absent from the Manchester United first team as manager Eric Tun Haag issued a merciless ultimatum.”

Sancho, who was once considered a world-class winger beyond England, is currently excluded from Manchester United first team training. On the 14th, Manchester United officially announced on the club’s official website, “Sancho will be removed from the first team group and receive a personal training program until the issue of player discipline is resolved.”

The reason why Manchester United imposed a disciplinary action on Sancho, excluding first-team training, came from the match between Arsenal and Manchester United in the 4th round of the 2023/24 Premier League season held at the Emirates Stadium in London, England on the 4th. On this day, Sancho was excluded from the list of substitutes and was not included in the list.

England winger Sancho became a world-class player at a young age by earning a starting position at Borussia Dortmund, a powerhouse in the German Bundesliga. Sancho, who scored 50 goals and 64 assists in 137 games during his time at Dortmund, wore a Manchester United uniform when he transferred for a transfer fee of 85 million euros (about 120.7 billion won) in the summer of 2021.

However, Sancho did not live up to the price and expectations after the transfer. After moving to Manchester United, he appeared in 79 games for two seasons, scoring only 12 goals and 6 assists, and eventually fell out of the competition for the starting role from the 2023/24 season. After the season opened, Sancho started on the bench for all three league games. 토토사이트

Sancho, who was dissatisfied with his increasingly diminished playing time, exploded when he was left out of the roster in the game against Arsenal, causing a ‘protest’ in which he openly rebelled against coach Turn Haag.

South Korean sailor Cho Won-woo ‘booked gold’ on strength gained from ‘Munchan’

There’s an athlete who has a “gold medal reservation” for the 2022 Hangzhou Asian Games. He’s unrivaled in the sport. But it’s a familiar face. If you’re a regular viewer of TV entertainment programs, you’ll recognize his name: Cho Won-woo (29, Haeundae-gu Office), a Korean sailor.

He finished first in both the 13th and 14th races of the men’s windsurfing RS:X class at the Xiangshan Sailing Center in Ningbo, Zhejiang Province, China, on Saturday. He also finished first in the 11th and 12th races the day before, clinching the gold medal early. It is the first gold medal for South Korea in the water event. The awards ceremony will be held on the 27th.

Cho Won-woo had a flawless performance in the event to take a commanding first place. After placing second in the 10th race, he finished first in all 13 races, earning the ‘wall of fire’ gold medal. He also had the fewest penalties of any competitor with 13 points after the 12th race. Her second place finish was so close that she didn’t even have to sit out the final day of competition.

In sailing, the penalty for missing one race is seven points. If a sailor misses both of the remaining races of the day, the penalty is 14 points, but one race can be excluded from the final score, meaning the penalty for missing both races is only 7 points, which when added to the existing penalty (13 points), results in a total penalty of 20 points. As of Race 12, Thailand’s Natapong Ponopparat was in second place with a total of 27 penalty points, making it impossible for him to overtake Cho Won-woo.

The driving force behind Jo Won-woo’s dominant performance is the JTBC entertainment program “Muncha Chanda (Munchan) Season 2,” which he appeared in for more than two years. Cho Won-woo said that he was always encouraged by people around him, saying, “It was good to be on Munchan.” In 2021, Cho Won-woo auditioned for the show in front of “Munchan” director Lee Dong-hwan and coach Lee Dong-guk. He got high marks for playing soccer in elementary school.

At the time, Cho Won-woo said, “I want to promote the sport of sailing in Korea.” Two years later, viewers have come to associate Jo Won-woo with sailing, and his efforts to spread the sport have been significant. In an interview with the media, Jo Won-woo shared his thoughts on winning the gold medal, saying, “I was really encouraged by the amount of people who recognized me through Munchan.”

Cho Won-woo regretted not being able to appear on “Munchan” because he was focused on training for the Hangzhou Asian Games. He also wanted to repay the love he received from “Munchan” by training for sailing and soccer at the same time. The gold medal in sailing was the result. 스포츠토토

A representative from ‘Munchan’ said, “While ‘Munchan’ is led by former and current national team members who have shined in Korea, Jo Won-woo was very disappointed if he couldn’t appear on the show before the international competition.” “He has a lot of love for the show, so he always tried to participate, and as more people recognized him, he seemed to feel a sense of responsibility.”

On “Munchan,” Cho Won-woo revealed that he lost weight because he switched to sailing. The RS:X class is a standing windsurfing race,

Neville confesses: “I honestly thought Arsenal would beat Tottenham…there’s a big difference in quality”

Football commentator Gary Neville was surprised by the outcome of the North London derby.

Arsenal and Tottenham Hotspur played to a 2-2 draw in the sixth round of the 2023-2024 English Premier League (EPL) at the Emirates Stadium in London, England on Thursday (April 24).

The game was a back-and-forth affair, with Arsenal taking an early lead through the efforts of Hekayo Sakho and Tottenham responding through Son Heung-min. In the 26th minute, Xhaka’s shot was deflected by Tottenham center back Christian Romero for an own goal. In the 42nd minute, Son Heung-min equalized off a cutback pass from James Maddison.

Nine minutes into the second half, Arsenal regained the lead when Xhaka scored from the penalty spot, only to be leveled by Son Heung-min. In the 10th minute, he calmly finished a forward pass from Maddison. No further goals were scored and the two teams split the points.

Speaking on his podcast, Neville said he was surprised the game ended in a draw, according to British outlet Football London. 토토사이트 “To be honest, I thought Arsenal were going to win before the game, and I thought they were going to win it quite comfortably,” he admitted.

The gap between Arsenal and Tottenham was huge last season. After leading the league for much of the season, Arsenal finished second. Spurs finished eighth and failed to qualify for Europe. Neville predicted that Tottenham would be on the rise under manager Enzi Postecoglou this season, but that they would be limited by Arsenal, and he was wrong.

“I thought the level difference would be quite big. I expected Tottenham to be their old self when they get into difficult situations. I thought we’d be overwhelmed, but we weren’t. It was quite a surprise.”

Contrary to Neville’s expectations, Tottenham have fared well against the big boys this season. They won 2-0 at home against Manchester United in the second leg and earned a point away at Arsenal.

The next test comes soon. Tottenham welcomes Liverpool to Tottenham Hotspur Stadium on Oct. 1 at 1:30 p.m. for the seventh round of the EPL. The Reds are unbeaten so far this season with six wins and one draw, including a win in Europe earlier this season.

‘WBC sweep to poisoned chalice?” Japanese national team names new U-12 coach Ibata…will take over from APBC to Premier12

Hirokazu Ibata, head coach of Japan’s U-12 national baseball team, has been tapped as the new head coach of Japan’s national baseball team, according to reports.

Japanese media outlet Junichi Shimbun reported on March 25 that “the candidates for the new head coach of Japan’s national baseball team ‘Samurai Japan’ have been narrowed down to Hirokazu Ibata, who played for Junichi and Yomiuri. The Nippon Baseball Organization (NPB) has been looking for a replacement for Hideki Kuriyama, who won the World Baseball Classic (WBC) in March. Ibata, who has a wealth of experience as a player and coach with the national team, has been tapped to take the helm. Negotiations are expected to continue until the third Premier12, which will be held next November.”

The Japanese national team reached its peak in March when it won the WBC in a sweep. Head coach Hideki Kuriyama led the team to the top of the standings with Japanese players playing in the major leagues, including Shohei Ohtani (Angels) and Darvish Yu (San Diego). However, Kuriyama stepped down as manager of the national team after winning the WBC in May when his term expired. The NPB asked Kuriyama for a second term, but he declined, saying he needed to give the next generation a chance.

After Kuriyama declined, the NPB immediately began the search for his successor, creating a list of 40-50 candidates based on criteria such as youth, experience playing for multiple clubs, and international experience with the national team. “Many candidates were considered, including former Chiba Lotte manager Tadahito Iguchi, Daisuke Matsuzaka, who played for Seibu and Junichi and has major league experience, and Chiba Lotte manager Masato Yoshii, but in the end, the consensus was on Ibata,” the Junichi Shimbun explained.

Ibata, who played for Junichi (1998-2013) and Yomiuri (2014-2015) during his playing career, retired from active duty in 2015. He was the Yomiuri first base coach from 2016 to 2018, and the Japan National Team infield and first base coach from 2017 to 2021. Last year and this year, he was the head coach of Japan’s U-12 national team. 토토사이트

According to the Junichi Shimbun, “As a player, he participated in the 2003 Athens Olympic Games Asian Qualifier, the 2007 Beijing Olympic Games Asian Qualifier, and the 2013 WBC. At the WBC, he hit a game-tying single in the bottom of the ninth inning with Japan trailing by one run against Taiwan in the second round. He batted 5-for-5 in the tournament and was named the Best Nine Designated Hitter and the MVP of the Tokyo round,” said Coach Ibata about his international career.

Ibata has also experienced many international tournaments as a coach. “He coached the Japanese national team to victory at the 2017 Asian Professional Baseball Championship (APBC), the 2019 Premier 12, and the 2021 Tokyo Olympics,” said the Junichi Shimbun. Last year and this year, he coached the U-12 Japan National Team for the second consecutive year, and this year he improved their ranking from seventh to fourth.” “His baseball theory and coaching skills are highly regarded. He has been called upon as an interim coach for the Japanese university and high school national teams.

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