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PGA Tour commissioner to meet with head of Saudi sovereign wealth fund next week

U.S. Professional Golf (PGA) Tour Commissioner Jay Monahan will soon meet with Saudi Arabia’s sovereign wealth fund (PIF), Yasir Alumayan.

In an interview with the New York Times on Tuesday, Monaghan said he will meet with Alumaian next week.

The PGA Tour and the PIF, which has pledged to create a new golf business encompassing the PGA Tour, DP World Tour and others, including a merger of the PGA Tour and LIV Golf, have been engaged in tedious negotiations over the details.

The protracted negotiations have led to concerns that the deal may break down as they have failed to meet a deadline of Dec. 31 to finalize a detailed plan.

However, the in-person meeting between Commissioner Monaghan and Alumian, the top decision makers of the two negotiating parties, is seen as a sign that a deal is imminent.

“We’re talking to a lot of parties, and it’s our firm goal to finalize a deal with the PIF before the deadline,” said Commissioner Monaghan.

The “many parties” include Fenway Sports Group, KKR, investment firm founder Henry Kravis, and others who want to be involved in helping the PGA Tour launch a new golf business with the PIF.

“When this is finalized, the PGA Tour will be in a position where the players are the owners, and we will have another co-investor with significant experience in business, sports and brands, as well as PIF, to help us take the PGA Tour to the next level,” Monaghan said. 안전놀이터

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Onana wrapped Man Utd tenhach “My fault…door still open for round of 16”

Manchester United manager Eric Dier put the blame squarely on goalkeeper Andre Onana after a series of crucial errors cost the Red Devils three points.

United eventually drew 3-3 with Galatasaray (Turkiye) despite a two-goal lead in the fifth leg of their UEFA Champions League (UCL) Group A match of the 2023-2024 season at the Ali Samiyen Sport Complex in Turkiye on Oct. 30 (KST).

With just one point from the match, United’s chances of qualifying for the round of 16 are in jeopardy as they sit fourth in Group A with four points.

Second-placed Copenhagen (Denmark) and third-placed Galatasaray are tied on five points, but Copenhagen have a better head-to-head record.

There is only one way United can reach the UCL round of 16.

They need to beat Bayern Munich (Germany) outright in Game 6 and hope that second-placed Copenhagen (5 points) and third-placed Galatasaray (5 points) draw.

“We should have taken the three points,” Tenhagh said in his post-match interview, before defending his players, saying that “all the responsibility always lies with me.”

A mistake by goalkeeper Onana ultimately cost United the equalizer.

Two free kicks from Galatasaray’s Hakim Ziyasi, one in the 29th minute and the other in the 17th minute of the second half, led to United’s goal.

In the first half in particular, we didn’t even react to Ziyasi’s free kick properly and watched the ball sail over the bar.

In the second half, he seemed to read the direction well enough to block it, but he didn’t quite get the right touch and the ball hit his upper body and went straight into the goal.

Tenhagh himself was keen to deflect any criticism away from Onana, saying, “I have to criticize the team because our defense was not good enough.”

“We are getting better and better. I’m hopeful about that,” he said, “We’re moving in the right direction. In the long run, we will be a successful team,” he said.

However, he was also realistic: “We have to win the next game to stay in the UCL.”

“Everyone needs to step up and take responsibility for their mistakes,” said captain Bruno Fernandez, who scored the team’s second goal of the day. “We had many chances to win the game, but we didn’t play well.” 먹튀검증

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Jokic’s seventh triple-double of the season…NBA Denver wins third straight with win over Houston

Nikola Jokic of the National Basketball Association (NBA) Denver Nuggets recorded his seventh triple-double of the season to extend his team’s winning streak to three games.

The Nuggets defeated the Houston Rockets 134-124 in their 2023-2024 NBA regular-season home game at Pepsi Center on Tuesday (Jan. 30) at Pepsi Center in Denver, Colorado.

With their third straight win, the Nuggets improved to 13-6 on the season and moved into second place in the Western Conference. They are one game behind the first-place Minnesota Timberwolves (13-4).

Nikola Jokic, last season’s Most Valuable Player (MVP), led the way for Denver with a triple-double of 32 points, 15 assists, and 10 rebounds.

Jokic has seven triple-doubles in 18 games this season.

There have been 15 total triple-doubles in the NBA this season, with Jokic responsible for nearly half of them. He is followed by Luka Doncic (Dallas) with two and six other players, 온라인카지노 including LeBron James (Los Angeles Lakers), with one triple-double.

Michael Porter Jr. poured in a career-high 30 points to go along with 10 rebounds and five assists to pair with Jokic.

Houston, which never led after surrendering a 26-41 first-quarter lead, dropped its second straight and remains ninth in the West at 8-8.

The Orlando Magic won 139-120 at home against the Washington Wizards to extend their winning streak to eight games.

At 13-5, Orlando is in second place, one game behind the Eastern Conference-leading Boston Celtics (14-4).

Franz Wagner led the way with 31 points and six rebounds, including four 3-pointers, while Cole Anthony added 25 points, six rebounds and five assists.

Washington, which had beaten the Detroit Pistons in its previous game to snap a nine-game losing streak, couldn’t keep the momentum going and fell to 14th place in the Eastern Conference (3-15). Kyle Kuzma’s 23-point, six-assist performance was also a disappointment.

The Lakers bounced back with a 133-107 win at Detroit, shaking off the shock of a 44-point loss (94-138) to the Philadelphia 76ers two nights earlier.

The Lakers improved to 11-8 on the season, good for seventh place in the Western Conference.

D’Angelo Russell led the way with 35 points and nine assists, while Anthony Davis added 28 points and 16 rebounds.

James, who tasted the bitter taste of losing by the largest margin since his NBA debut in 2003 against Philadelphia, helped the team rebound with 25 points and eight rebounds.

Cade Cunningham’s 15 points were a team-high for Detroit, which dropped its franchise-record 15th straight game and remained at the bottom of the Eastern Conference (2-16). 바카라사이트

[30-day NBA stats]

Orlando 139-120 Washington

LA Lakers 133-107 Detroit

Toronto 112-105 Phoenix

New Orleans 124-114 Philadelphia

Memphis 105-91 Utah

Denver 134-124 Houston

LA Clippers 131-117 Sacramento

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US Major League Baseball, free agent left-handed pitcher Ham Deok-ju background check

The Major League Baseball (MLB) secretariat has requested an identity check on left-handed pitcher Ham Deok-ju (28).

The Korea Baseball Organization (KBO) said on Tuesday, “We received a request from the MLB Secretariat for an identity check on LG Twins’ Ham Deok-ju and informed them that the player is a free agent (FA) and can sign a contract with any team, including overseas teams.”

Korean players looking to go overseas must receive a background check request from a U.S. or Japanese professional baseball team before they can be officially contacted.

In some cases, this does not lead to an actual offer.

Ham Deok-ju has yet to publicly announce his intention to play overseas.

Ham began his professional career with the Doosan Bears in 2013 before being traded to LG ahead of the 2021 season.

He struggled with injuries in 2021 and 2022, but this year, he appeared in 57 games with a 4-4 record, 16 saves, and a 1.62 ERA. He also pitched well in the Korean Series, allowing one run on three hits in four and a third innings, earning a save.

In 397 career regular-season games, Ham has a 35-21 record, 59 saves, 49 relief appearances, and a 3.50 ERA.

He is eligible for free agency after the 2023 season, and has been in the spotlight as LG closer Ko Woo-seok pushes for a move to the major leagues through a non-public competitive bidding process.

Korean baseball organization LG has also started negotiations with Ham Deok-ju. 슬롯

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MBN Women’s Sports Award Ceremony to be held on December 5, with AG Heroes in attendance

The 12th MBN Women’s Sports Awards, a celebration of the hottest female athletes of 2023, will be held on December 5 at 11 a.m. in the Grand Ballroom of the Ambassador Seoul Pullman Hotel.

The MBN Women’s Sports Award was first established in 2012 to revitalize sports and encourage female athletes.

Each month, the Most Valuable Player (MVP) is selected, and at the end of the year, eight categories are awarded to athletes who have contributed to raising the profile of women’s sports in Korea throughout the year, including the Grand Prize, Best, Excellent, Popular, Fair Player, Young Player, Challenge, and Special Awards.

This year’s ceremony will feature a number of female sports stars from the Hangzhou Asian Games.

Among them are three-time archery gold medalist Lim Im-hyun (Korea Gymnastics), Shin Yoo-bin (Korean Air), who won the first women’s doubles gold medal in table tennis in 21 years, Choi In-jung (Gyeryong City Hall), who won her last two fencing gold medals, Park Hye-jung (Goyang City Hall), who won her first gold medal in weightlifting in 13 years, and Cha Ye-eun (Kyung Hee University), who won gold in taekwondo Poomsae.

In addition, rhythmic gymnastics “Little Son Yeon-jae” Son Ji-jin (Sejong High School), the women’s ice hockey team that won promotion to Division 1 Group A at the World Championships, Hangzhou Para Asian Games table tennis triple champion Seo Soo-yeon, and Hwang Yoo-min, who competed for this year’s KLPGA Rookie of the Year, will also attend the ceremony.

National Assembly Culture, Sports and Tourism Committee Chairman Lee Sang-heon, Vice Minister of Culture, Sports and Tourism Jang Jang-ran, Chairman Cho Hyun-jae, President of the Korea Sports Promotion Organization, Yoon Sung-wook, Secretary General of the Korea Sports Federation, and President of the Korea Women’s Sports Association, Im Sang-ja, are also expected to attend the ceremony. 먹튀검증

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LPGA Tour finalist Yang Hee-young makes ‘surprise transformation’ to caddie for Jennifer Song

After winning the season finale on the U.S. Women’s Professional Golf (LPGA) Tour for the fifth time in four years and nine months, Hee Young Yang, 34, will head to the LPGA Tour’s Qualifying (Q) Series, which begins next month.

This is not Yang’s first time competing in the Q Series.

She will caddie for her friend and longtime LPGA Tour teammate Jennifer Song, an American expatriate, reported on Tuesday.

Born in the U.S. while her father was a visiting professor, Song finished high school in South Korea but became a U.S. citizen after graduating from the University of Southern California (USC). Her Korean name is Song Min-young.

Jennifer Song finished second on the money list on the secondary tour in 2010 and made the LPGA Tour the following year, but she has yet to taste victory.

This year, she finished 155th on the money list and 149th in CME Globe Points and lost her tour card for next year. She will need to finish in the top 20 in the Q-Series to play on the LPGA Tour again.

When Jennifer Song, who beat Bae, asked Yang to caddie for her in the Q-Series, Yang didn’t hesitate to say yes, reported.

She explained that she was happy to help her friend in the toughest event of the year, the Q-Series.

Unlike other players who usually use local caddies, it will be interesting to see how Jennifer Song’s choice to have a veteran player with 80 top-10 finishes and five wins on the LPGA Tour will turn out. 파워볼사이트

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Yoo Kang-hyun, Kim Min-deok, Cho Jin-woo, Lee Sang-min, Sang-min, and Sangmu pass…

Four new recruits will join professional soccer’s K League 2 champions Gimcheon Commerce early next year as they move up to the first division.

The Armed Forces Recruitment Agency notified applicants individually for 30 days whether they passed the first batch of 2024 Armed Forces Sports Specialists.

Based on what the K League 1 and 2 clubs have learned about the players, Yoo Kang-hyun, Kim Min-duk (Daejeon), Cho Jin-woo (Daegu), and Lee Sang-min (Seongnam) will play for Gimcheon next season. They will join the team on January 2.

The team only recruited players who can play the striker and center back positions, so all applicants who played other positions were rejected.

In June, Gimcheon selected 17 players, including Baek Seung-ho, Song Min-kyu (formerly of Jeonbuk), Seol Young-woo, and Uhm Won-sang (formerly of Ulsan), as the second batch of 2023 Armed Forces Sports Specialists.

Among them, Baek Seung-ho, Song Min-kyu, Seol Young-woo, and Uhm Won-sang received military service benefits after competing at the 2022 Hangzhou Asian Games and winning gold under the leadership of Hwang Sun-hong.

Cho Young-wook, who has been Gimcheon’s mainstay this season, also received an “early discharge” for his performance at the Asian Games. He completed his remaining military training and was discharged today.

Lee Sang-min was originally called up by Hwang to the final roster for the Asian Games.

However, it was later confirmed that he was caught driving under the influence of alcohol in 2020 and fined 5 million won ($4,000), making him ineligible for selection, and he ended up completing his military service through Gimcheon.

Competing in K League 1 in the 2022 season, Gimcheon fell to 11th place and was relegated to K League 2 after a promotion playoff.

The desperate Gimcheon (22 wins, 5 draws, 9 losses, 71 points), who won the K League 2 title this season over Busan I-Park (20 wins, 10 draws, 5 losses, 70 points), will return to the top division after one season. 토토사이트

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‘Lawson’s game-winning shot’ helps pro basketball DB defeat KT, give Pajuk its fourth straight win

Professional basketball team Wonju DB defeated Suwon KT to start the season with four straight wins.

DB defeated Suwon KT 91-84 in an away game of the 2023-2024 regular season at the Suwon KT Arena on March 30.

DB, whose head coach Kim Joo-sung became the official head coach after serving as an acting coach for the second half of last season, has won four straight games since the start of the season, defeating Goyang Sono, Changwon LG, Busan KCC and now KT.

KT, on the other hand, defeated Changwon LG in its opening game, but has since lost to Seoul SK, Anyang Jeong-Kwanjang, and DB, 카지노사이트 dropping to ninth place with Sono with a 1-3 record.

In the first quarter, KT hit five 3-pointers, including three from Han Hee-won, to take a slim 28-27 lead, but DB turned the tables early in the second quarter, led by Dedrick Lawson, and went on a 38-30 run.

DB led 54-48 at halftime as KT continued to play without their two foreign players, Paris Bass and Michael Eric, with just over four minutes left in the second quarter. Lawson had 22 points and five rebounds in the first half.

In the middle of the third quarter, DB scored 10 straight points, including a three-pointer by Kim Young-hyun at 56-52, to quickly create a double-digit gap, and even rested Lawson at the end of the quarter to pull away at 79-58.

From there, however, KT went on the offensive as their defense and fast break came alive.

They held DB to two points in the first five-plus minutes of the fourth quarter, and Ha Yoon-ki and Bass scored steadily to pull within 82-83 with 2:17 left.

But Lawson put on a “one-man show” with free throws, a midrange shot, and a three-pointer to make it 91-82 with 42 seconds to play, giving DB the win.

Lawson, who played for Sono’s predecessor Dayone last season before switching to DB, finished with 35 points and eight rebounds to lead his team to another victory. Lee Sun Albano added 19 points and six assists, while Kang Sang-jae added 10 points, nine rebounds and five assists.

For KT, Ha Yun-ki led the way with 25 points and six rebounds. 온라인카지노

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Peddie throws a PO single-game high 12K…6 innings, 3 hits, 1 run.

Three-time 2023 Pitcher of the Year Eric Peddie (30-NC Dinos) showed that he is healthy in his first game back in two weeks.

Pedi started Game 1 of the playoffs (best-of-three PO-5) against the KT Wiz at Katie Wiz Park in Suwon on Tuesday and pitched six innings, allowing one run (one earned) on three hits (one home run) with one walk and 12 strikeouts.

The 12 strikeouts were the most in a single game in playoff history. The previous record was 11 strikeouts by Sun Dong-yeol (Hattae Tigers) in 1989 and Chris Flexen (Doosan Bears) in 2020.

Thanks to the NC bats, Peddie came off the mound in the top of the seventh inning with an 8-1 lead.

Peddy was hit in the forearm by a pitch in his final regular-season start on March 16 and missed the first game of the wild-card decider and all three semifinal playoff games.

As if to make it up to his teammates who had to make it through the postseason without an ace, Peddie kept the KT bats in check with a dominant performance.

Pedi set the pace early by striking out the side in the first and second innings.

He got leadoff hitters Kim Sang-soo and Hwang Jae-gyun to pop out to shortstop and Anthony Alford, who went 5-for-8 with two home runs in the regular season series, to strike out swinging.

There was a brief crisis in the bottom of the third.

On a three-pitch, one-strike count, Moon threw a two-seam fastball to leadoff hitter Sang-chul Moon, who hit a solo shot to right field. The home run cut KT’s lead to 1-4.

A grounder to the next batter in the order bounced off the second base bag for an infield hit.

However, Pedi kept his composure and quickly ended the inning without allowing another hit.

The NC bats also took the pressure off Pedi’s shoulders in the top of the fourth inning with a four-run “big inning” that sent KT starter William Cuevas packing after three innings.

Pedi, who was well-rested during the prolonged fourth inning, struck out three straight batters against KT center fielders Alford, Park Byung-ho and Jang Jang-woo in the bottom of the fourth.

In the bottom of the fifth inning, he showed both passion and coolness on the mound.

With one out and a full count, a ball in the upper part of the strike zone was ruled a ball, and Pedi left the mound to make a strong appeal.

NC manager Kang In-hwa immediately jumped out of the dugout and started to evolve, and the NC coaching staff also visited the mound separately to calm Pedi down.

KT manager Lee Kang-chul then protested, asking if it was possible to visit the mound twice in a row, but the umpires decided that Kang had no intention of visiting the mound.

Pedi, who drew a walk in a chaotic atmosphere, gave up a single to pinch-hitter Lee Ho-yeon to left, but struck out Kim Sang-soo on a wild pitch.

He then struck out Hwang Jae-gyun, Alford and Park Byung-ho in the sixth inning to set a PO record for most strikeouts in a single game. 슬롯

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‘Golf Empress’ Park Inbee says “why?” on retirement, “not yet” on comeback

‘Golf Empress’ Park In-bee, who took a break from playing golf after giving birth to her daughter, said she is not planning to retire from the game, but will not return to the tour anytime soon.

“As a golf player, I don’t think I need to declare my retirement,” said Park, who participated in the ‘Jexio Father & Son 2023 Team Classic,’ a golf tournament organized by Dunlop Sports Korea at Anseong Benest Golf Club in Anseong, Gyeonggi Province, as a Jexio ambassador.

“If you say you’re going to quit golf, you might change your mind,” he said, adding, “I have a permanent seed on both the U.S. and Korean tours, so I’m going to take it easy and see what happens.”

However, Park said she will not be taking to the field as a player for the time being, saying, “I think it will be difficult to return to the tour next year.”

Park’s lack of training and practice makes it difficult for her to dedicate herself to touring, as the Paris Olympics will be held next year, when the International Olympic Committee (IOC) will select its athletes.

Park In-bee, who played all 18 holes with her coach and husband Nam Ki-hyeop, said, “I’ve played ‘myung rang golf’ many times since I gave birth.” “I hit the ball well in the first round after giving birth, but it’s a little different nowadays,” she laughed coolly.

Park, who is now busy taking care of her 6-month-old daughter, gave an unexpected answer to the question, “Which is harder, golf or parenting?” saying that parenting is easier and more fun.

“Of course, it’s easier because I have a lot of people helping me, including my husband,” she added.

“My daughter is so beautiful,” Park In-bee said, adding, “I want her to be a golfer too, and I want to compete in this tournament with her in the future.”

The Jexio Father & Son 2023 Team Classic, held for the seventh time this year, is the only father and son golf tournament in Korea.

Jexio Ambassadors Inbee Park, Na-yeon Choi, and Ha-neul Kim participated with their husbands, brothers, and fathers, respectively.

Park In-bee, who has won 20 of her 21 career victories with Jexio clubs, told the participants how to putt well, saying, “It’s important to have your own sense of putt,” and advised them to “not pay too much attention to the technical part or stroke, but to use your own sense.”

In particular, Park In-bee said, “Don’t be greedy to putt too much and put it at a distance where you can get OK if it doesn’t go in. Above all, distance is important,” she said, adding, “I often look at the hole, which improves my sense of distance.”

On the day, 120 players from 60 teams participated in the Jexio Father & Son 2023 Team Classic. There were more than 500 applicants, who were selected according to the criteria set by Dunlop Sports Korea. 스포츠토토