11 August 2023

AFC announces VORTEXAC23, the official ball for the Asian Cup

Posted on 11 August 2023 by maxytee.com

By Ahn Young-jun Reporter = The Asian Football Confederation (AFC) has announced the official ball for the 2023 AFC Qatar Asian Cup, which kicks off next January.

“Official sponsor Kelme’s ‘VORTEXAC23’ will be the official ball for the upcoming Asian Cup,” the AFC said on Tuesday.

“The ‘VORTEXAC23’ has been designed to capture the excitement, passion and speed of the game of football while incorporating Qatar’s iconic maroon color,” the AFC said. The ball’s design is inspired by the tournament emblem and captures the spirit of Asian football.”

AFC Secretary General Atuk Seri John added: “With its innovative design and technology, the new ball will provide the best possible experience for the 24 teams competing at the Asian Cup.”

The Asian Cup was originally scheduled to be held in China, but the country pulled out of the tournament in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.카지노

Qatar has since been named the new host after winning a bidding war with South Korea. The tournament will be held from January 12 to February 10 next year.

South Korea, coached by Jürgen Klinsmann, has been drawn in Group E alongside Malaysia, Jordan, and Bahrain.


‘Philly’ Lorenzen earns ‘no-hitter’ in 333rd big league start

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Major League Baseball’s Philadelphia Phillies pitcher Michael Lorenzen threw his first career no-hitter.

Lorenzen pitched nine scoreless innings of one-hit ball with four walks and five strikeouts in the Phillies’ home game against Washington at Citizens Bank Park in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, on Tuesday. The no-hitter helped lead the team to a 7-0 victory.

Lorenzen, who became a big leaguer in 2015, tossed the no-hitter in his 333rd career start. He became the 14th Phillies pitcher in franchise history to complete a no-hitter.

After the game, Lorenzen said, “Watching all of Nolan Ryan’s no-hitters, I wanted to do it myself, and I worked really hard to make that dream come true.” “I can’t believe I did it in front of the Philadelphia fans,” he said.

Lorenzen has also been up to bat often. In 352 career major league games, Lorenzen is batting .233 with seven home runs, 24 RBIs, 20 runs scored and a .711 OPS. On July 1, 2018, against Milwaukee, he became the first player in 65 years to hit a solo home run against a pitcher.온라인바카

On September 5, 2019, he pinch-hit for a pitcher in the seventh inning and a batter in the ninth inning, giving him both a winning pitch and a home run outfield defense in the same game.


‘Two out of five, three weak’ Lotte rides on the edge of the mid-table… Kium is an all-too-familiar last place

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The Kiwoom Heroes, who narrowly escaped a nine-game losing streak the day before, fell to last place.

On the 10th, only one game between the Lotte Giants and Kiwoom Heroes was played at the Gocheok Sky Dome, as the Samsung Lions-Dusan Bears (Jamsil), NC Dinos-SSG Landers (Incheon), Hanwha Eagles-KT WIZ (Suwon), and LG Twins-KIA Tigers (Gwangju) were canceled due to the effects of Typhoon Kanun, which brought strong winds and heavy rain.

Kiwoom lost an 8-12 home game against the Lotte Giants of the KBO Baseball 2023 Shinhan Bank SOL on Tuesday at Gocheok Sky Dome in Seoul.

Kiwoom’s winning percentage dropped to 0.416 (42 wins, 59 losses, and 3 draws), and the loss left them 10th in the league behind the Samsung Lions (0.417 winning percentage), who did not play that day due to rain.

This is the first time in 835 days since April 27, 2021 that Kiwoom has been at the bottom of the standings.

As a result, the second half of the KBO is shaping up to be a two-powered (LG, SSG), quintuple (kt, NC, Doosan, KIA, Lotte), and triple (Hanwha, Samsung, Kiwoom) affair.

Lotte fought off a relentless Kiwoom rally on the day, scoring runs in each of the fifth through ninth innings to solidify its bid to stay in the middle of the pack.

Ahn Chi-hong (5-for-5, 3 RBI), who hit a solo shot in the sixth inning to pull within one run, and Lee Jung-hoon, Nico Goodrum, and Yoon Dong-hee each had three hits.

On the mound, Han Hyun-hee (four runs in four innings) struggled, but Koo Seung-min (1⅔ scoreless innings) came on as a fireman in the bottom of the sixth.

Kiwoom took the early lead.

Leadoff hitter Lee Yong-kyu tripled to right-center and scored on Kim Hye-sung’s grounder.

With runners on first and second, Kim Hui-jip and Lee Ju-hyung followed with back-to-back singles to make it 3-0.

However, Lotte quickly responded with five runs in the top of the second inning.

After Park Seung-wook singled and stole second, six batters reached base in a row, starting with the No. 9 batter, Lee Jung-geun, and ending with the No. 5 batter, Yoon Dong-hee.

Lee started the rally with a single to right-center, and Kim Min-seok followed with a single down the right-field line to put runners on first and third.

Ahn Chi-hong, Lee Jung-hoon, Nico Goodrum, and Yoon Dong-hee followed with four consecutive singles to put runners on first and third.

In the bottom of the third inning, Kim Hui-jip pulled a 145-kilometer per hour fastball from Lotte starter Han Hyun-hee for a solo shot to left field. It was his sixth home run of the season.

Lotte responded in the top of the fifth with a two-run shot by Jeon Jun-woo.

With the bases loaded, Jeon drove a two-seam fastball from Kiwoom bullpen Yang Hyun over the left field fence for a two-run arch.

Kiwoom followed with two runs in the bottom of the fifth.

With runners on first and second, Kim Hui-jip’s hard-hit ball dropped between the Lotte shortstop and outfielder, allowing both runners to cross the plate.

Gilsera Lotte got back on the board in the top of the sixth when Ahn Chi-hong hit a solo shot to left field.

The threat came again in the bottom of the sixth.

Kiwoom Yong-kyu’s fly ball was not caught by center fielder Kim Min-seok. It was the rookie’s first error in the KBO.

On top of that, reliever Kim Sang-soo was pulled after just ⅓ inning due to left calf pain.

Fortunately, Koo Seung-min, who took over, struck out Kim Hye-sung and got Lim Byung-wook to fly out to end the inning.스포츠토토

With runners on first and third in the seventh, Lotte scored a run on a sacrifice fly by pinch-hitter Jung Hoon, and made it 10-6 in the eighth on an RBI single by Ahn Kwon-soo.

Lotte doubled its lead in the ninth on a sacrifice fly by Kim Min-seok and an RBI single by Goodrum.

Kiwoom added two runs in the bottom of the ninth, but could not put the game away.