Lionel Messi after missing a penalty kick during penalty kicks of the championship match of the 2016 Copa America Centenario. "The match against Granada will be hard, " he said. "It is just to give a rest to a vital player for us", added Enrique. The coach said Messi's absence "will be good for him" because "he will get some rest".
Unsung Chapecoense were on their way to play the biggest match in their history against Atletico: the final of the Copa Sudamericana, South America's second-biggest club tournament. After 71 minutes, the crowd at the Arena Conda lit up their phones and sang "Vamos, Vamos Chape" (Let's go Chape), a tribute they started at matches since the accident.
But they understand and know that. And five-time major victor Phil Mickelson, two months shy of his 47th birthday, will try to replace Jack Nicklaus as the oldest champion in Masters history. None of those players was named Dustin Johnson. His rating when it comes to that is zilch. Johnson is taking nothing for granted, though. Now those are some of the reasons why Johnson is No.
Brazil beat Paraguay with goals from Coutinho, Neymar and Marcelo to qualify for the World Cup in Russian Federation. But that didn't stop the Brazil national coach Tite from giving the star the captaincy band for a World Cup qualifying match against Paraguay on Tuesday, a position the coach usually rotates.
Phillip). Kenny Williams of North Carolina celebrating the 2017 men's college basketball championship win. North Carolina made up for last year's title-decider heartbreak by putting together a late run to overhaul Gonzaga 71-65 in the final of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) tournament on Monday.
Kramaric had drilled an early shot wide before he deservedly put the hosts ahead in the 21st minute when Mats Hummels only half-cleared a cross into the box and the Croatia worldwide fired a half-volley past Sven Ulreich into the net. We did a much better job in the second half, we were more aggressive then. Hamburg keeper Rene Adler got the better of Aubameyang in a one-on-one early before Dortmund counterpart Roman Burki did likewise to Bobby Wood at the other end.
Chelsea, who are on course for their second Premier League title in three seasons, are a winning team. And though Sanchez was in Lionel Messi's shadow, he was part of a winning culture at Barcelona. 51 - Arsenal have won the identical variety of points after 28 matches this season as they did in 2015/16, with the same record (W15 D6 L7). But according to the Telegraph , he's already decided he wants out.
So now I'm scheduled to play Augusta ... but if things don't come back the way we want them, I don't know what's going to happen. With one week before The Masters, this is the last chance for players to get in one final tune up. The outlier was a tie for 45th at his most recent event, the WGC-Mexico Championship. Jordan Spieth and Augusta National are a match made in heaven.
The Lilywhites' 2-0 win over Burnley at Turf Moor and Chelsea's 2-1 loss to Crystal Palace at the weekend means that the gap between the league leaders and Pochettino's side at the top is now just seven points as they enter the home stretch of the current season.
Coleman isn't expected to feature again in the campaign to reach Russian Federation, but O'Neill is unsure when he'll be available again. Just seconds before Neil Taylor clattered into Coleman, Gareth Bale had been booked for a reckless challenge on John O'Shea.
The pressure appeared too much for Berdych, though, as he wilted in the face of a final riposte from former world number one Federer, who improved his record in their head-to-head to 18-6 and set up a semi-final with either Nick Kyrgios or Alexander Zverev .
While speaking to ESPN's Brad Gilbert after beating Nadal, Federer said that he will likely only play the French Open and skip the rest of the European clay court swing. "This is where it all started, in 2004, when you were a little boy that grew into a big man and strong man". We've had some great battles over the years.
The hosts are seven points clear of Spurs, and 11 ahead of City, who drew 2-2 at Arsenal on Sunday after twice taking the lead. "We want to keep this position". To go game by game. Chelsea's visit to City in December was one of the feistiest games of the season with Fernandinho and Sergio Aguero both sent off in the final minutes.
The best National Basketball Association teammates always say they're like brothers, and there's one thing that brothers know how to do. fight. Cleveland Cavaliers general manager David Griffin is in the final year of his contract, and he has a strong endorsement from his best player to continue in the job.
I've had five jobs, so I'm thinking at some point I need to just stay calm. It's the reality. I couldn't see this team going in and being better than Everton, Arsenal, Manchester United and the four above them. "When my time is up, hopefully, I will have left a legacy here that they can smile about and have enjoyed, and then it'll be over to the next one".
Arsenal have qualified for the Champions League in every full season that Wenger has been manager of the north London club since the Frenchman's arrival in 1996. "We suffered a lot in the first half because we didn't make those passes together". "The second half was much better, especially when Yaya (Toure) went in (off the bench for Raheem Sterling), because he has this huge personality to play".
The NHLPA responded to the league's announcement by saying players are "extraordinarily disappointed and adamantly disagree with the NHL's shortsighted decision". It's very unfortunate for the game of hockey around the world that they're going to do this to the sport. The NHL is sure to address that matter at a later date, but it's worth wondering how the league would react if stars like Ovechkin suddenly bolted mid-season to play for their countries.
In the match equality remained in the ninth game of the first set, in which Kyrgios kept a cool head than the young German promise, 20 of the ATP with only 19 years, and broke the serve and then confirmed it to win the first Set by 6-4. The Japanese, who lost to Novak Djokovic in last year's Miami final, will face Italian Fabio Fognini , who defeated American Donald Young 6-0, 6-4.
Playing at the home turf against a depleted RCB side, Hyderabad will certainly have the upper hand. Royal Challengers Bangalore skipper Virat Kohli will be sidelined for at least first ten days after a shoulder injury forced him to miss the fourth Test against Australia.
His side remain seven points below City, who occupy the fourth and final Champions League berth, in sixth place, but they retain a game in hand on them. This has led to several fans and critics demanding the removal of Frenchman Wenger, who has been coaching Arsenal since 1996. That followed two pre-match marches last month, while a banner was flown over the Hawthorns calling for Wenger to leave - although that message was offset by a pro-Wenger banner also taking to the skies as West Brom ...
Rafael Nadal believes he is ready to win big titles after his loss to Roger Federer in the Miami Open final. Will we see a repeat of that this year? The magical narratives spun by Federer and Nadal tend to overshadow how critical it has been for the sport to get off on a good foot this year.
While this may not result in goals for Jozy, his hold-up play will be very important to a USA victory. They have jumped from sixth to sit in forth place in the six-team World Cup 2018 qualifying table. "Every game is going to be critical". They represent both the rearguard and the team's offense, and reflect the widest mixture of experience imaginable.
Williams-Goss is a junior and will have to decide if he wants to return to the Zags or leave early for the National Basketball Association. Williams-Goss led the Bulldogs with 15 points, but twisted his ankle on the ensuing trip and could not elevate for a jumper that would have given the Bulldogs the lead.
The league wanted the matter resolved before the playoffs begin April 12. "You have to respect your employers, your owner's decision", Toews said. While Commodore may not get the call, many lesser known players are likely to be in the spotlight for a couple of weeks in South Korea if the National Hockey League and the International Olympic Committee don't end up coming to an agreement that would send Sidney Crosby , Connor McDavid and the rest of Canada's best.
Ovechkin, you see, is the ringleader of those players who still plan on attending the Games, NHL be damned. Ovechkin's countryman and Washington Capitals teammate Evgeny Kuznetsov said if Russian Federation needed him he would go, but most others said they hadn't yet considered it.
Manchester City striker Gabriel Jesus has returned to training after recovering from a broken foot. Manager Guardiola said: "The crutches are gone". But we want them to go there and come back safe, and play as few minutes as possible. "I'm not here to judge what they have to do and what is going to happen".
The striker contributed a goal and an assist, so could he come in handy this month with so many games to be played? The Mexico global had to be alert moments later to deny Suarez twice in quick succession, and the Barca ace was left frustrated after being denied by Ochoa again in the 34th minute.
Ryu birdied the 18th hole in the playoff to win her second major title, but her celebration was muted because of the weird circumstances on the Dinah Shore Course. As such, the bogey on 12 and the four dropped shots from penalties, saw Thompson drop to two strokes back with six to go. Tiger Woods, who tweeted his support to Thompson after the ruling, saying in part:, "viewers at home should not be officials wearing stripes".
The Cowboys made the move official on Tuesday afternoon, several hours after Romo's plans to move from the playing field to the broadcast booth went public. The Cowboys QB suffered another injury before the 2016 season, giving rookie Dak Prescott the chance to start. Do I think I'm going to get some calls? "He is a young man who is just getting started on a long journey in life".
Only time will tell whether or not McIlroy has given himself extra cause to be stressful heading into the season's opening men's major on this occasion. "If I didn't think I could win it, I wouldn't be here", Rahm began. I am, ask anyone who knows me, a complete prick in the week leading up to Augusta.
After winning eight Premier League games in a row against Manchester City between 2005 and 2009, Chelsea have won just five of their last 15 against them in the top flight (D3, L7). "If you are asking me in the cold light of day 'will they make the Champions League?', I think it is outside their grasp this year". Every team wants to improve and the changes are necessary.
Ahead of the visit, a United States official said Mr Sisi would find a White House ready to soften USA criticism of Egypt on human rights and to work on counter-terrorism, but unwilling to provide additional aid to the most populous Arab nation.
But his United career has been inconsistent, not helped by being sidelined for almost a year while recovering from breaking his right leg in a Champions League game against PSV Eindhoven in September 2015. "Then, it's possible that you see me play in the Premier League with a team where I'm going to protect the players that I consider fundamental for the Europa League".
Ten of those games have been draws , though, and United is still struggling to bridge that gap to the top four where Chelsea, Tottenham, Liverpool and Manchester City reside. The Spaniard pulled off a string of superb saves throughout the match at Old Trafford and was eventually undone by a late penalty from Ibrahimovic.
While seven points is still a lot, especially considering Chelsea's overall form this season, the Blues turn around and play Manchester City at the Etihad midweek. "We have to be there if Chelsea fail", Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino said , "and we are there". Manchester United's Marcus Rashford in action with West Bromwich Albion's Claudio Yacob, Jonny Evans and Darren Fletcher.