[Asian Games] Lim Jong-hoon and Jang Woo-jin, The Remaining Members of the Great Wall of China, “We will Make the Chinese Crowd Quiet”
“Tonight, we will make the Chinese crowd quiet.”
Jang Woo-jin and Lim Jong-hoon (Korea Exchange), who became the first Korean table tennis players to advance to the men's doubles final at the Asian Games in 21 years, were not satisfied with the silver medal.
The pair of Zhang Woo-jin and Lim Jong-hoon defeated Taiwan's Zhuang Zhiyuan and Lin Yun-ru 4-1 in the table tennis men's doubles semifinals at the 2022 Hangzhou Asian Games held at the Gungsu Canal Sports Park Gymnasium in Hangzhou, China on the 1st to reach the final.
Although they achieved great results, Jang Woo-jin and Lim Jong-hoon did not smile as they entered the joint reporting area (mixed zone).
Lim Jong-hoon said, “There are still finals left.
You can think of us as holding our breath.”
Jang Woo-jin also said, “It feels good, but we have rarely beaten a top ranked player and taken first place.
“This time, I really want to return to Korea with a gold medal, not a silver medal,” he said. 바카라사이트
Jang Woo-jin said, “(If we win the gold medal), there will be silence,” and added, “We will give it a try so that only ‘Long live the Republic of Korea!’ can be heard.”
On this day, with 5 games tied at 8-8, the attack of Jang Woo-jin and Lim Jong-hoon hit the edge of the table on Taiwan's side.
The ball bounced vaguely and headed downward.
The referee ruled that the ball hit the side of the table and awarded Taiwan's score.
If the game had ended in a loss for the pair of Jang Woo-jin and Lim Jong-hoon, it would have been a controversial decision.
Lim Jong-hoon said, "We thought we would score without fail.
It was a disappointing moment," and "But we were in a situation where we couldn't overturn the decision.
We didn't care and continued the game until the end."
While Shohei Ohtani was out due to Injury... '45th Gun' Olson Reclaims First Place in MLB Home Runs
Ohtani misses 2nd consecutive game after injuring his side during training 온라인카지노
Shohei Ohtani (Los Angeles Angels), who injured his right elbow ligament and decided to give up his two-hitting role and focus solely on being a hitter for the rest of the season, has fallen from the top spot in all home runs in the Major League Baseball (MLB).
Matt Olson (Atlanta Braves) hit his 45th home run of the season in the 6th inning against the St. Louis Cardinals held at Truist Park in Atlanta, Georgia, USA on the 6th (Korean time).
This is a home run in two consecutive games following the previous day’s game.
Currently, Ohtani is in first place in the American League with 44 home runs, overwhelmingly ahead of second place Louis Robert (Chicago White Sox, 35).
In the National League, three players are competing: Olsen, Pete Alonso (New York Mets, 42), and Kyle Schwarber (Philadelphia Phillies, 40).
On the 19th of last month, Olson gave up the tie for first place in all MLB home runs to Ohtani at the '43 home run' mark, and then five days later, on the 24th, Ohtani hit his 44th home run of the season and fell to second place.
While Ohtani stopped at 44 home runs, Olsen continued to fire on the 5th and 6th and rose to first place again.
Ohtani, who allowed Olsen to overtake him, remained on the bench for the second day.
Ohtani, who missed the game after feeling pain in his side during batting practice ahead of the game against the Baltimore Orioles on the 5th, did not play against Baltimore that day either.
After the game, Angels manager Phil Nevin said, "Ohtani has a little inflammation on his side, but it's not something that would be called an injury.
He wanted to play today, but we decided he needed another day of rest."
The right elbow ligament that Ohtani injured has little effect on hitting, so he continues to play.
Coach Nevin said that he requested that Ohtani be allowed to play every day as a batsman even after his injury.
“That kind of thing shows what kind of person Shohei Ohtani is.
Because that’s who he is, he’s angry at the current situation where he can’t play because of the injury.
He added, “Today, Ohtani said he wanted to play, but I decided I needed more time, so I didn’t allow him to play.”
[National Sports Festival] 'Hammer Queen' Kim Tae-hee, who is more beautiful than an actress, "I was more nervous than AG"
I started hammer throwing after my older brother... Won the AG bronze medal in two years and won the National Sports Festival with overwhelming skills... “It’s a shame I couldn’t break Korean God again.”
Kim Tae-hee (18, Irigong High School), the next-generation 'Hammer Queen' who caused a stir at the 2022 Hangzhou Asian Games, expressed her disappointment at failing to repeat the Korean record rather than the joy of winning the National Sports Festival.
After winning the women's high school hammer throw final at the 104th Jeonnam National Sports Festival held at Mokpo Stadium in Mokpo-si, Jeollanam-do on the 15th, Kim Tae-hee said, "I wanted to set a new Korean record in this competition, but it is very disappointing."
He said, “I think I was nervous because I thought I had to break the Korean record again.
I was more nervous than the Asian Games, she said.
Kim Tae-hee won a bronze medal with a Korean record of 64m14 in the women's hammer throw finals of the Hangzhou Asian Games held in Hangzhou, Zhejiang Province, China on the 29th of last month.
At the time, Kim Tae-hee broke her Korean high school record of 61m24, as well as breaking the Korean record (63 m 80) set by Kang Na-ru in 2012.
Kim Tae-hee said, "At the time, I didn't have any expectations of winning a medal, so I think I threw comfortably.
This time, I had a strong desire to set a new Korean record once more."
Kim Tae-hee has no rivals in Korea, but on this day, she fought against herself.
Kim Tae-hee, who had already secured the gold medal by exceeding 60m in the third period, threw more effort into the hammer from the fourth period, but perhaps due to the aftereffects of participating in the Asian Games, she only recorded two consecutive 50m records.
In the last 6th period, he was disqualified because he was a bit greedy.
Kim Tae-hee said, “I will definitely break the Korean record next time,” and added, “I will not be complacent and continue training.”
Kim Tae-hee also revealed on this day how she got into the backwoods world of hammer throwing. 카지노사이트
He said, “My older brother (Kim Tae-hyung) is 2m7 tall“
“My older brother, who had a good physique since he was young, started shooting the shot put at the recommendation of those around him, and I, who had grown to 168cm tall in elementary school, followed him and started throwing the discus.” introduced.
He said, “I changed my sport in 2021, when I was a freshman in high school, after receiving advice that my body type would be advantageous for the hammer throw, and I think I gained confidence as I got better and better records.”
Kim Tae-hee, who has the same name as a famous actor, was asked, "Did you get teased a lot when you were young?" and laughed, saying, "I got teased a lot, but now I don't feel any discomfort."
When asked, ‘Become Kim Tae-hee, who is more famous than an actress,’ he smiled shyly and said, “Yes!”
Prize Money of 30 Million Won... Who is Korea's Best Player at the Asian Games?
'Three gold medals' swimming Kim Woo-min and archery Im Si-hyeon, Korea Sports Council selects MVP after press vote
Kim Woo-min wins 3 swimming medals, setting new AG record Im Si-hyun wins 3 archery gold medals for the first time in 37 years
Kim Woo-min (Swimming, Gangwon Provincial Office) and Im Si-hyun (Korea National Sport University) were selected as the most outstanding Korean athletes at the 2022 Hangzhou Asian Games. 카지노사이트킹
The two athletes won three gold medals in swimming and archery.
The Korea Sports Council announced on the 8th that Kim Woo-min and Im Si-hyeon were selected as Korea's men's and women's 'Most Valuable Players (MVPs)' at the competition conclusion press conference held at the Korea Sports Council Sports Diplomacy Lounge at the Grand New Century Hotel in Hangzhou, China.
The Sports Council plans to hold an official award ceremony after returning to Korea.
This is the first time that the Sports Council has promoted the selection of Asian Games MVP among Korean players.
Kim Woo-min and Im Si-hyun were selected as the best male and female players through a vote by the reporters who covered this tournament.
Kim Woo-min and Im Si-hyeon each received a prize of 30 million won.
Kim Woo-min, who is considered Korea's strongest middle- and long-distance swimmer, won three gold medals in his first Asian Games appearance.
Kim Woo-min teamed up with Hwang Sun-woo, Yang Jae-hoon (Gangwon Provincial Office), and Lee Ho-jun (Daegu Metropolitan City Hall) in the men's 800m relay final on the 25th of last month to record a time of 7 minutes 01.73 seconds, winning the Asian Games team gold medal for the first time in Korean swimming history.
He then took the top spot in the 800m freestyle final on the 28th with a time of 7 minutes 46.03 seconds.
Kim Woo-min beat all of his competitors in the 400m freestyle final on the 29th and was the first to touch the pad to win the gold medal.
This is the third time that a Korean swimmer has won three gold medals in a single Asian Games.
Kim Woo-min also won a silver medal in the 1500m freestyle, ending the competition with three gold medals and one silver medal.
Im Si-hyeon, the youngest member of the women's archery team, achieved three gold medals by winning the women's team event, mixed event, and individual event.
It has been 37 years since Im Si-hyun won three gold medals in archery at the Asian Games since Yang Chang-hoon (four gold medals), Kim Jin-ho, and Park Jeong-ah (three gold medals) at the 1986 Seoul Games.
In the women's team event, she teamed up with Ansan (Gwangju Women's University) and Choi Mi-seon (Gwangju Bank) to defeat the host country, China, and win the gold medal.
In the recurve mixed match with Lee Woo-seok (Kolon), she beat Japan and came out on top.
This was the first time that Korean archery won a gold medal in a mixed event at the Asian Games.
It has been nine years since the 2014 Incheon Games that a Korean athlete won the gold medal in the women's individual archery event at the Asian Games.
In addition to the MVP, the Korea Sports Council also revealed the winners selected by the players themselves.
‘Shuttlecock Empress’ Ahn Se-young (21, Samsung Life Insurance) received the Fighting Spirit Award.
Ahn Se-young won the gold medal in the badminton women's singles final, showing her fighting spirit even after hurting her knee during the match.
In addition, Shin Yu-bin (19, Korean Air), who teamed up with Jeon Ji-hee for a gold medal in the women's table tennis doubles, received the 'Achievement Award'.
Skateboarding's 'horse boy' Moon Kang-ho (12, Gangwon Roller Sports Federation) and women's swimming Lee Eun-ji (17, Bangsan High School) were selected as encouragement award winners.
This competition, which opened on the 23rd of last month, will hold a closing ceremony at 9pm on the 8th, Korean time, concluding 16 days of competition.
Chinese swimming stars Zhang Yufei and Qin Haiyang were selected as MVPs of the competition.
The Olympic Council of Asia (OCA) announced the male and female MVPs of the competition on the 7th.
[Asian Games] Shocking Loss in Many Ways... Shin Jin-seo, 'First Loss' Against Non-Chinese and Overseas Younger Opponent
Shin Jin-seo loses by defeat to Taiwan's Xu Hao-hong in the Hangzhou AG Baduk men's individual semifinals
Shin Jin-seo's (23) 9th dan defeat in the semifinals of the 2022 Hangzhou Asian Games is not only a disappointment in winning the championship, but is even more painful in two ways. 카지노사이트킹
Shin Jin-seo lost to Taiwan's Xu Hao-hong (22), 9th dan, in 278 moves in the men's individual semifinals of the Baduk tournament held at the China Baduk Association branch in Hangzhou, China on the 28th.
This is the first time Shin Jin-seo lost to a non-Chinese foreign professional.
Shin Jin-seo, who recorded 193 wins and 82 losses against Chinese knights, appeared invincible with 37 wins out of 37 against Japanese knights and 10 wins out of 10 against Taiwanese knights.
Except for China, the home country of baduk, no country has been able to come up with an article that can rival Shin Jin-seo.
However, with this loss, Shin Jin-seo's undefeated streak against non-Chinese opponents (53 wins in 53 matches) was halted 11 years after joining the team in 2012.
This is the first time Shin Jin-seo lost to a foreign driver younger than him.
Shin Jin-seo was born on March 17, 2000, and Xu Hao-hong was born on April 30, 2001.
Coincidentally, it was right before Shin Jin-seo's departure for the Asian Games that he lost to a younger rider for the first time in his life.
On the 18th of this month, Shin Jin-seo lost to Park Ji-hyun (18), 5th Dan, who is 5 years younger than him, in the quarterfinals of the 45th SG Cup Hankook Ilbo Master Tournament in 157 moves.
Shin Jin-seo moved to Hangzhou, China four days later and has been competing in the men's individual event of this tournament since the 24th.
There are concerns that losing to a younger rider again in 10 days will be as much of an internal injury to Shin Jin-seo as missing the gold medal.
It appears that the urgent priority is to aim for as much of a turnaround as possible in the men's individual bronze medal match and the men's team event.
“I can see your LoL mouth”… Korea World Cup theme song, sung by New Jeans
Riot Games today released a teaser video for the 2023 League of Legends World Championship (hereinafter referred to as Worlds) theme song 'GODS' with global artist 'NewJeans'.
The 2023 World Cup opens on October 10 and will be held in Korea for the first time in five years. 온라인카지노사이트
New Jeans, a girl group famous for Hype Boy, OMG, etc., will exclusively participate in the theme song.
Since 2014, Riot Games has been working with top artists such as ‘Imagine Dragons’ and ‘Lil Nas The theme song was performed.
This year marks the 10th year since the theme song was released.
GODS' was conceived by Riot Games chief composer Sebastien Najand and Alex Seaver of the group 'Mako', who participated in the OST of 'Legends Never Die', 'RISE', and the feature-length animation series 'ARCANE'. did.
The music video captures the journey of Deft (Kim Hyuk-gyu), who became a hot topic with 'Jungkkeutma (the important thing is an unbreakable heart)', towards winning the 2022 World Cup.
Carrie Dunn, Global Head of Creative and Esports at Riot Games, said, “With the ‘divine’ New Genes joining the competition held in Korea, it feels like a true cultural festival.”
He added, “New Genes’ beautiful and powerful vocals are added to the epic and powerful song.
“We will convey the efforts and glory of the players participating in the D Cup,” he said.
New Genes said, “Collaborating with Riot Games was a refreshing experience.
It was fun to try new genres and sounds, and we are happy to present a song with the unique colors of New Genes and League of Legends through this collaboration.” “He said.
The teaser video for the 2023 World Cup theme song 'GODS' can be found on the official League of Legends YouTube channel.
The music video and sound source will be available on the official League of Legends YouTube channel and major music sites such as Melon, Genie, Bugs, and Spotify at 2 PM on Wednesday, October 4th.
[Asian Games] Ji So-yeon, 150th A Match, “I’ve come a long way in 17 years”
Jimesh' Ji So-yeon (Suwon FC), who set a record of 150 appearances in national team matches (A matches), said, "It took 17 years," and "I just walked a long way."
Ji So-yeon played in the second match against the Philippines in the 2022 Hangzhou Asian Games women's group stage soccer match held in Wenzhou, Zhejiang Province, China on the 25th, scoring one goal and leading Korea to a 5-1 victory. 바카라사이트
This match was Ji So-yeon's 150th match in A matches.
Ji So-yeon, who made her adult national team debut in October 2006 when she was 15 years old, has scored 69 goals in her A match career, holding the record for both the number of games played and the number of goals scored.
Among the men's national team, the record for most appearances in international matches is former national team coach Cha Bum-geun's 136 games, and former coach Cha's 58 goals are also the record.
Ji So-yeon, who is challenging for her first gold medal in the Asian Games, said, “It is the last match of the group stage on the 28th, and I will focus until the end.”
She pledged, “I will continue to take confident steps forward after the quarterfinals.”
Korea, which has already confirmed its advancement to the quarterfinals by finishing first in the group, will play its final group match against Hong Kong on the 28th.
Also, Son Hwa-yeon (Hyundai Steel), who scored three goals in the match against the Philippines that day, said, "I didn't score a lot of goals in the national team games," and added, "Still, I'm happy that I showed a good performance this time and contributed to the team's victory."
Son Hwa-yeon, who tied for second place in scoring after China's Wang Shuang (5 goals), expressed her determination, saying, "First, I will prepare well for the remaining group stage games and finish them, and I will play well in the quarterfinals and beyond."
The Korean women's soccer team, led by coach Colin Bell, is aiming for its first gold medal at the Asian Games.
Korea's previous best performance in the Asian Games was bronze medals three times in a row in Guangzhou in 2010, Incheon in 2014, and Jakarta and Palembang in 2018.
‘Kim Min-jae Full Time’ Bayern Munich Draws 2-2 Against Leverkusen
German professional soccer team Bayern Munich, whose national soccer team defender Kim Min-jae played all 90 minutes in the first and second halves, was unable to decide whether to win or lose in the match against Leverkusen for first and second place. 카지노사이트킹
Bayern Munich drew 2-2 in the home game against Leverkusen in the 4th round of the 2023-2024 German Professional Football Bundesliga held at the Allianz Arena in Munich, Germany on the 16th (Korean time).
Kim Min-jae started as a starter and played until the end of the game.
Kim Min-jae, who played for Naples in Italy's Serie A last season, moved to Bayern Munich ahead of this season and played full time in two consecutive games following the third round match against Borussia Mönchengladbach on the 3rd.
The game on this day attracted the attention of fans as it was a match between Leverkusen and Bayern Munich, who were in first and second place with three consecutive wins this season.
In the 7th minute of the first half, Bayern Munich made it 1-0 with Harry Kane's headed goal.
However, the first half ended with Leverkusen also leveling the score at 1-1 with Alex Grimaldo scoring a free kick in the 24th minute.
From then on, the game was tied 1-1, but became turbulent with each team trading a goal in the last minute.
Bayern Munich took a 2-1 lead in the 41st minute of the second half thanks to Leon Goretzka's left-footed shot, but Leverkusen was awarded a penalty kick due to a foul by Alphonso Davis in extra time in the second half, bringing the game back to square one.
Ezequiel Palasius, who played as a kicker, calmly scored.
The two teams, who had 3 wins and 1 draw side by side, still maintained first place with Leverkusen, one goal ahead in goal difference, and Bayern Munich in second place.
According to WhoScored.com, a soccer statistics site, Minjae Kim touched the ball 118 times and passed the ball 101 times on this day, the most among both teams.
He received a rating of 6.66, ranking 7th among the 11 starters.
Bayern Munich will play Manchester United (England) in the UEFA Champions League group stage match on the 21st.
Disabled Veteran Lee Eun-ju Wins his First Valuable Medal at Invictus in Germany
Korea receives invitation to 'Warrior Games' hosted by US Department of Defense to be held next year 카지노사이트
Joint Reporting Team and Reporter Park Soo-yoon = Lee Eun-joo (45) won a valuable medal at the ‘2023 Invictus Games’, a world sports competition for disabled veterans.
Eunjoo Lee took second place and won her silver medal in the women's 100m track and field event held at the Merkur Spiel Arena in Düsseldorf, Germany on the 11th (local time), the third day of the competition.
He was a sprint athlete during his school days and even participated in the National Sports Festival.
He suffered three accidents during his military service and was discharged as a captain in 2008.
He worked at the Busan branch of the Disabled Veterans Association in 2015 before joining Invictus.
Immediately after the game, she received a silver medal from Marie-Agnes Strack Zimmermann, Chair of the Defense Committee of the German Bundestag, and hung it around her neck.
“I was proud to participate as Korea’s first female athlete in the Invictus Games, but I also felt a lot of pressure,” she said.
“I said not to focus on the medal, but I was greedy.”
“It’s not like we didn’t have it, but I’m really happy that we won the silver medal,” he said.
She continued, “I hope that starting with this medal, all Korean athletes can gain strength and achieve good results.
Today is my birthday, and I think it will be a very precious birthday present.”
“I will never forget this day,” he said.
“I talked to the players I played with, and there were many things I could relate to across borders, such as having a disability, being in my 40s, being a woman, and being a soldier.”
“Whether we won or lost, we were a great help to each other,” he added.
Meanwhile, Yoo Eul-sang, president of the Korea Disabled Veterans Association, who is visiting Dusseldorf at the official invitation of the Games Organizing Committee, met this morning with Deputy Chief of Staff David Pascal of the U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command, who oversees the operation of the U.S. Disabled Veterans Rehabilitation and Physical Education Program, and celebrated the 70th anniversary of the ROK-U.S. alliance. That's right, we decided to expand exchange programs to develop rehabilitation sports for disabled veterans from both countries.
They also agreed to actively cooperate in Korea's participation in the 'Warrior Games' hosted by the U.S. Department of Defense, which became the basis for the 'Invictus Games', which have become a festival for disabled veterans around the world.
Accordingly, Korea will begin by sending players and executives as observers to the 'Warrior Games' to be held in Orlando, USA in June next year, and will participate as an official invited country in future competitions.
As a result, Korea is expected to become the first Asian country to be invited to participate in both the 'Invictus Games' and 'Warrior Games', which represent international sports competitions for disabled veterans.
[Asian Games] The National Anthem Resonates in the Athletes’ Village… Korean Team Official Arrival Ceremony
The official entry ceremony for the athletes' village of the Republic of Korea participating in the 19th Hangzhou Summer Asian Games was held at the flag plaza of the athletes' village in Hangzhou, China, on the morning of the 21st amidst autumn rain. 온라인카지노
About 30 players and executives, including leader Choi Yoon and vice-captain Jang Jae-geun (head of the Jincheon National Team Athletes' Village), attended the ceremony to enter the athletes' village along with Jordan, Syria, and Yemen.
On this morning, 24 female gymnastics, skateboarding, table tennis, and e-sports athletes who had not trained yet entered the entrance ceremony, waving the Korean flag, representing the 1,140 Korean athletes dispatched to the event.
Moon Kang-ho (Gangwon-do Roller Sports Federation), who was born in April 2011 and is the second youngest member of the Korean team, attracted attention as the 'mascot' of the Korean team.
The Korean athletes entered the flag plaza one by one amidst the welcome of a lion dance to the sound of drums and a wushu performance troupe, and were greeted by the head of the athletes' village, Sun Xudong.
As the national anthem rang out and the Taegeukgi went up on the flagpole on the left side of the flag plaza, the Korean athletes wearing raincoats looked at them with reverence and strengthened their resolve.
Sun Shi-dong, head of the athletes' village, delivered blue ceramics to Director Choi Yun as a gift upon entering the village, and Director Choi handed over a painting album by member Kim Hong-do, which he personally selected as a gift to promote the style and beauty of Korea, as a return gift.
Director Choi Yoon, who arrived in Hangzhou with the Korean team the day before, said, "The athletes' village facilities are good, and compared to the 2020 Tokyo Summer Olympics, which were chaotic due to the novel coronavirus infection (Corona 19), things are going very smoothly for this event so far." reported.
Vice-captain Jang Jae-geun said, "After attending the official entrance ceremony, I realize that the opening is just around the corner.
I am more nervous than when I participated in the Asian Games as an athlete and coach, and although our country's challenge will not be easy, yesterday's modern pentathlon Lee Ji-hoon “(LH) has done well by taking first place in the men’s ranking round, so I expect good results for the Korean team as well,” he said.
The Korean team set a goal of winning more than 50 gold medals at the Hangzhou Asian Games and taking third place, narrowing the gap with Japan, which is likely to take second place, as much as possible.
With strong sports such as swimming, archery, soft tennis, and baduk, the event began on the 24th, the second day of the opening, with the determination to make up for the poor performance of the Asian Games in Jakarta and Palembang five years ago and to raise new hopes for the 2024 Paris Olympics, which are 10 months away.
Quality stands at the starting line of full-scale competition.
“I Lost Because I Couldn’t Score”… Tears of 3-on-3 Basketball
Kim Dong-hyun (KCC), a member of the Korean 3-on-3 basketball team who lost to Taiwan in the Hangzhou Asian Games, could not hide his feelings of guilt after the game. 카지노사이트
The national team led by coach Yang-Hyeon Kang lost to Chinese Taipei 17-18 after a fierce overtime match in the semifinals of the tournament held at the Deqing Basketball Court in Huzhou, Zhejiang Province, China, on the afternoon of the 1st.
The national team entered overtime with a score of 16-16 and was on the verge of victory with Seo Myung-jin (Hyundai Mobis) scoring in 9 seconds.
In 3-on-3 basketball, the first player to score 2 points in overtime is the winner.
51 seconds after overtime began, Won-Seok Lee (Samsung) got a rebound, and in a mixed situation, the ball was connected to Dong-Hyun Kim, who was outside the 2-point line (3 points in 5-on-5 basketball).
There was no defense in front of Kim Dong-hyun. After catching his breath, Dong-Hyun Kim confidently shot, but his ball missed the rim.
Immediately after, Lin Xin-Kwan hit a two-point shot from a difficult position, dramatically winning Taiwan's ticket to the finals.
Seo Myeong-jin and Kim Dong-hyun, who first entered the joint coverage area after the game, hit their heads against the wall and did not move for a while, showing signs of helplessness and disappointment.
Kim Dong-hyun, with tears in his eyes, blamed himself to the reporters, saying, “I lost because I couldn’t hit (that two-point shot).”