SEATTLE -- Tim Lincecum was designated for assignment on Saturday by the Los Angeles Angels, bringing into question the professional future for the two-time Cy Young Award winner.The Angels made the move a day after Lincecum allowed six runs in the first inning of a 6-4 loss to Seattle. Lincecum is 2-6 with a 9.16 ERA in nine starts with Los Angeles in his return from left hip surgery last September.Lincecum signed a $2.5 million, one-year contract with the Angels in May. Manager Mike Scioscia said the Angels are hopeful that Lincecum will accept an assignment to Triple-A.Where Tim is now and where he needs to be obviously there is a gap there, Scioscia said. Its very clear now that he hasnt progressed from his first couple of starts, hes kind of regressed a little bit and its a matter of just understanding his mechanics, get his release point more consistent and that is really impossible to work at, at the major league level.The longtime Giant pitched in his hometown for just the second time in his career Friday, and it proved the final straw for the Angels. He barely made it out of the first inning, allowing six runs and seven hits in 3 1/3 innings. It was the sixth time Lincecum allowed at least four earned runs this season.Lincecum went 7-4 with a 4.13 ERA in 15 starts last year after throwing no-hitters against San Diego in July 2013 and June 14. He had surgery last Sept. 3 and didnt immediately sign with a team after concluding a $35 million, two-year deal with the Giants. 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Ahmedabad --?With the semifinals of the Kabaddi World Cup on Friday, ESPN takes an in-depth look at how the four teams are placed.?Favourites India take on young ThailandIndia, the second team to qualify from Pool A, will face Pool B toppers Thailand. While Thailand are a relatively new team, India are veterans in the game and have won the previous two editions of the World Cup. Thailands defence has been a worry, but their captain Khomsan Thongkham is confident about his teams prospects. India are a strong team, but we will do our best to give them a tough fight.Surprise package South Korea versus formidable IranSouth Korea have been a strong unit all tournament, eventually topping Pool A. Iran were on course to finish first in Pool B but were overtaken by Thailand after their final group stage match.?Iran and South Korea have both shown tactical awareness but Irans surprise loss to debutants Poland gives South Korea a slight edge in the semifinal. Not that Irans captain Meraj Sheykh is particularly worried: We are here to win the trophy, no matter what, no matter how strong our opponents are.History has it... India and Iran faced each other in the last two World Cup finals. India won comfortably in 2004 - the victory margin was 28 points (55-27) - but the 2007 final was a much closer affair, ending 29-19 in Indias favour.This year, however, a meeting of the rivals can be averted with the emergence of two strong teams - South Korea and Thailand - who have entered the semifinals for the first time after outperforming Bangladesh and Japan. In fact, South Korea aare the only unbeaten team left in the tournament; they even stunned the hosts India in the opening match.dddddddddddd?Players to watch out for Ajay Thakur has been one of Indias most reliable players, and his raid tactics will play an important role in the semifinal with Thailand still seemingly struggling with their defence. Thakurs presence of mind might also be crucial in determining Indias fortunes.Jang Kun Lee, the find of the Pro Kabaddi League, has not just helped South Korea be the surprise package of the season with constant raid points, he has also proven to be an all-rounder for the team with successful tackles and assists, making the most of his height and reach.?Meraj Sheykh will prove to be crucial for Iran in the semifinal. His raiding skills will be in focus as he has used his agility and quick reflexes to good effects so far to evade the oppositions tackles. He will also be a key presence in Irans defence.Thailands Khomsan Thongkham has been consistent with his performances and has continuously proven his worth as a raider. In Thailands final group stage match against Japan, it was his 10 raid points that helped the team get a 37-33 victory.Final favouritesWhile Iran and Thailand have played a number of close games, India and South Koreas wins have mostly been one-sided. In addition, India and South Korea have shown strength in defence and raids and they should have the edge over their opponents in the semifinals.? ' ' '