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    Japanese Football’s Amazing Choice… 47-Year-Old President Preview

    There is a new wind in Japanese soccer. A former player who will turn 47 next year has been appointed as the head. The Japan Football Association held an extraordinary council meeting on the 24th and approved executive director Tsunayasu Miyamoto (46) as the 15th president. Miyamoto will succeed Chairman Kozo Tajima, whose term will expire in February next year, with more than half of the votes from an extraordinary council meeting attended by 74 people. The term of office of the president of the Japan Football Association is two years. Miyamoto was a defender who played in Japan (Gamba Osaka, Vissel Kobe) and Austria (Salzburg) during his active career.…

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    Pohang coach Park Tae-ha was recruited first → CB Lee Dong-hee! Ha Chang-rae has no problem

    Pohang, which is preparing for the new season under the new “Legend” coach Park Tae-ha, has Bucheon’s promising defender Lee Dong-hee (23). According to sources in the transfer market on Sunday, Pohang recruited Lee Dong-hee to prepare for the departure of its main defender Ha Chang-rae (29) and Grant (29) from the team. “We have reached an agreement with the two clubs on players. An official announcement will be made soon,” the source said. Lee Dong-hee is the first recruit to join the Steel Yard since Park Tae-ha was appointed. Lee Dong-hee is 1m86 tall and weighs 83kg, and has excellent physique. A graduate of Suwon Technical High School and…

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    Korean Football Association referees continue to show their support… The players are also “grateful” to Lee Gudongsung.

    The 2nd Professional Football Players Association Charity Soccer Tournament was held on the afternoon of the 16th at Aju University Gymnasium in Suwon. The tournament was organized by the Korea Professional Soccer Players’ Association to lead the soccer culture that is created together between seniors and juniors and for dreamers. The warmth of the KFA referees who participated in the tournament last year at the request of Secretary General Kim Hoon-ki continued this year. The number of volunteers also increased by two. Oh Hyun-jung, 35, who participated in the FIFA Women’s World Cup, and referees Kim Ji-hee, a first-level referee, and Lee Young-woon and Lee Dong-joon, who play in the…

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    Matsui, Kim Ha-sung, and Ji-Soo… SD and 5 years, $28 million

    The San Diego Padres in the U.S. Major League Baseball (MLB), where Kim Ha-sung is located, recruited Japanese left-handed closer Yuki Matsui (28). According to MLB.COM on the 24th (Korea Standard Time), San Diego signed a five-year contract with Matsui worth a total of $28 million (about 36.48 billion won). It is reported that it includes opt-outs (exercising free agent rights again) that can be exercised after the 2026 and 2027 seasons, and options for clubs in the fifth year of their contract. Matsui threw 659 ⅔ innings in 501 games for 10 seasons in the Japanese professional baseball (NPB) Rakuten Golden Eagles uniform, earning 236 saves and a 2.40…

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    “Why is Lee Jung-hoo missing when I’m becoming Otani-Sasaki?” Even in Korea’s top rankings, the top 100 BA prospects are excluded

    Lee Jung-hoo (25, San Francisco Giants) was excluded from the top 100 list even though he received the highest prospect ranking among Korean players who went straight from the KBO League to the Major League (ML). Since then, Lee Jung-hoo has been excluded from the Sasaki Rockies (22, Chiba Lotte Marines), who will challenge the Major League, leaving open the possibility of including the top 100 list, drawing attention to the reason.Baseball America (BA), a U.S. baseball media outlet, said on the 23rd (Korea time) that professional players from Korea and Japan will be excluded from the list ahead of the announcement of the top 100 prospects for the 2024…

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    Loyalty over big clubs? Was Hwang Heechan’s choice right

    “Korean Guy” Hwang Hee-chan, who was playing his best this season, has signed a long-term contract with his team Wolverhampton. The player and the club are satisfied, but the reactions of domestic fans are subtly mixed. It is because of the regret that the decision was too hasty at a time when rumors of a transfer to a high-ranking club were also emerging.Wolverhampton announced on the club’s official website on the 22nd (Korea time), “We promised the future by signing a new long-term contract until 2028, which includes a one-year extension option with Hwang Hee-chan, the club’s highest scorer.” Wolverhampton also produced and posted an image of Hwang Hee-chan’s face…

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    Lee Jung-hoo and Pedi all went as Boras said… What happens to Ryu Hyun-jin? “It’s going to the beginning of January.”

    Scott Boras (71) drew attention from reporters when he appeared at a Major League Baseball general manager’s meeting in Scottsdale, Arizona, the U.S. on April 9 (Korea time). Boras actively promoted his clients and expressed confidence. Boras had three clients related to Korea. They were Lee Jung-hoo (San Francisco Giants), Eric Peddy (Chicago White Sox), and Ryu Hyun-jin (aged 36). Lee Jung-hoo and Peddy signed a special contract as Boras was confident. First of all, about Lee Jung-hoo, Boras said, “Nearly half of the teams in the league have already contacted Lee Jung-hoo. For those who don’t know, we brought Masataka Yoshida (Boston Red Sox). Lee Jung-hoo’s technique of hitting…

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    Failed to renew his contract after hitting ’24 home runs’ → Transfer to a 600 million won reduction in annual salary → Chiba Lotte’s home run king for the first time in 37 years, and Japan Dream continues 1m96 big guns

    Gregory Polanco (32), the homerun king of the Pacific League this season, has decided to stay with the Chiba Lotte Marines. Chiba Lotte announced on Monday that it had agreed to renew the contract with Polanco. It did not disclose the terms of the contract. The Chiba Lotte Giants did not put Polanco on the list after the end of the season. He was released as a free agent, but decided to stay with the team. He will play in Japan for three consecutive years starting in 2022. A left-handed, left-handed outfielder with a physique of 1m96-108kg. He played in 125 games this year and posted a batting average of…

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    Tottenham ‘Winning 3G in a row?’ Son Heung-min ‘Waiting to play against Everton.’

    English Premier League Tottenham Hotspur, which is seeking to advance to the Champions League, will face Everton, who escaped the relegation zone. Will Son, who is aiming for his 11th goal in the league, be able to score against Everton? Tottenham, which rebounded by winning two consecutive games, will challenge Son to leap to the upper ranks. Tottenham is burning its will to win as it can beat Manchester City to fourth place in the match against Everton. Tottenham, which had been on the rise recently with the goal-making power of Hishalisson and Kulusevski exploding, poured cold water on the good atmosphere as Eve Bissouma was sent off directly. Even…

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    San Diego Recruit Top Closer Matsui to Prepare for Final Leave

    It was reported that the San Diego Padres in Major League Baseball (MLB) recruited a Japanese closer. MLB Network’s John Morosi said on the 20th (Korea Standard Time), “San Diego is close to signing Japanese relief pitcher Yuki Matsui.” The terms and conditions of the contract were not disclosed, but a multi-year contract is said to be most likely. It also completed a medical test, the last stage before the contract. Matsui, who joined the Rakuten Golden Eagles in the Japanese Professional Baseball (NPB) in 2013, played in 501 games in 10 seasons with 25 wins and 46 losses, 236 saves and 2.40 ERA. After changing his position from a…