Pundits say the move comes as a surprise to many in Algeria as another Spaniard Joaquin Caparros was a frontrunner for the post. Milovan Rajevac took control for two games before Leekens stepped in, but the Belgian called time after Algeria's group stage exit at the CAF Africa Cup of Nations.
Fast forward to the present day, and the same man finds himself in an nearly identical position in charge of Chelsea , with the only difference being that they only hold a seven-point advantage over their closest challengers with the same number of games remaining in the 2016/2017 Premier League season.
The double world champion will race for the Honda-powered Andretti Autosport Indy Car team, which will be branded as a Mclaren for the iconic American race. McLaren driver Fernando Alonso of Spain, walks in the paddock prior to a news conference, ahead the Bahrain Formula One Grand Prix at the Formula One Bahrain International Circuit in Sakhir, Bahrain, Thursday, April 13, 2017.
His absence proved to be crucial as Real Madrid came from behind to secure a 2-1 advantage ahead of the second leg thanks to a brace from Cristiano Ronaldo in the second half. Of Ronaldo's 100 goals , 97 have come in the Champions League , with two in the Super Cup and one in UCL qualifying. with a century of goals in the competition proper the next aim for Ron.
Federer had to make a titanic effort to qualify for the final of the Masters 1000 in Miami . Playing in front of a home crowd which made clear their support for Federer, Kyrgios managed to push the 35-year-old all the way, eventually succumbing in the third consecutive tie-breaker.
The Spanish Football Federation has handed Barcelona's Neymar a three game ban, hence dashing his hopes of featuring in the upcoming El Clasico against Real Madrid. Neymar may rue his childish antics following his sending off as their clash with Real Madrid could prove to be a title decider. "I believe the interpretation of what is worth a yellow card is very special", Luis Enrique told reporters.
Steelers president Art Rooney II , Dan's son, presumably will take over full control of the club's operations. "Few men have contributed as much to the National Football League as Dan Rooney ", NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell wrote in a statement.
Paul, Minn. Toronto Maple Leafs and Boston Bruins players shake hands after overtime in Game 7 of their NHL hockey Stanley Cup playoff series in Boston, Monday, May 13, 2013. The 19-year-old Marner, who scored 19 goals and 61 points in 77 games in his rookie season, said he and his young teammates were calm entering the game.
Henrikh Mkhitaryan scored for the 4th Europa League tie in a row as Manchester United drew 1-1 at Anderlecht on Thursday. Without a doubt, Mourinho will want to halt Chelsea's surge to the Premier League title by guiding United to victory Sunday.
Atleti were unable to add to their lead before the break, when Craig Shakespeare sent on Andy King in place of Okazaki to bolster Leicester's over-run midfield. " Leicester will be pleased with the scoreline, but I don't think their performance was that great". "I think there are people deciding that and it could only be good for the game", Albrighton said of VAR.
They wouldn't relinquish their lead despite the Blues peppering shots at their goal and the Blues saw their 13-match home winning streak improbably snapped. Chelsea came close to levelling the scores on a number of occasions, but Palace goalkeeper Wayne Hennessey proved to be too much of an obstacle. Chelsea boss Antonio Conte: "For sure, for you (the media) it's a good result because (it) makes this more interesting in the championship".
Bournemouth manager Eddie Howe told the BBC: "I have to compliment Chelsea , they're an outstanding team and their system works very well for them". Tottenham kicked off the day's action at White Hart Lane and for 33 minutes it looked as though Watford could frustrate Mauricio Pochettino's side's ambitions of putting pressure on Chelsea .
In the fifth, Cespedes went deep for a third time, swatting another solo home run off of Morgan. Through the first seven games of the season, Cespedes struggled, going just 4-for-26 (.154) with one home run and one RBI. No one can take away Granderson's almost MVP-worthy 2015 season when he hit.259/.364/.457 with 98 runs, 33 doubles, 26 home runs, 70 RBIs, 11 stolen bags and 91 walks, finishing in the top-20 in the NL MVP vote in the process.
The Toronto Maple Leafs will play their first playoff game in nearly four years Thursday night in Washington . The Leafs would respond in the dying minutes with their best chances of the period. Things stayed tight early in the third as the atmosphere intensified behind a raucous Verizon Center crowd, clad nearly entirely in Capitals red and chanting, "Let's go Caps!" I don't think they had to learn that [the margin for error is small].
Serbia granted Novak Djokovic a day off by completing a 3-0 victory over Spain in their Davis Cup quarter-finals on Saturday, while France whitewashed Great Britain to make the final four. At least on court all concerned were in tune with the new resolve of the ITF to shorten matches and kept the contests to three sets - just not the best of three sets.
With news finally getting out that Tony Romo will be joining the CBS Sports team as the lead National Football League analyst, it seems like the former Cowboys franchise quarterback has been an hot commodity in the sports galaxy. Standing here today I feel a little embarrassed to be honest, that you're lucky enough to be in a position that someone cares enough to do something to honor you.
The match was replayed on Wednesday evening, with Dortmund losing 3-2. "Nobody that's associated with Borussia Dortmund wanted to play their Champions League match against Monaco this soon, but as reported by the BBC , the club" were told by text message that Uefa was making this decision".
Sportsmail understands that Guardiola identified the Arsenal striker as a target months ago as City try to take advantage of his contract dispute at Arsenal . I have a lot of conversations with the president [Nasser Al Khelaifi] and the sporting director [Patrick Kluivert]". Arsenal are desperate to keep the two-time Copa America victor in the Premier League though and are determined not to sell to a domestic rival, which has reportedly led the Gunners to offer an eye-watering sum to ...
The Reds' top-four hopes appeared to have suffered a huge blow when Everton fan Jon Walters scored against his favourite opposition just before the break. "Roberto said "I'm really done" after two games for Brazil". "The first half was not the players, it was the way we play football". Liverpool (60 points) now sits in third place in the EPL, behind Chelsea (72) and Tottenham (68).
American captain Jim Courier said on Friday night that the United States team would "rally" around Sock, a former Wimbledon doubles champion, after he had finished with energy tanks near empty in a four-set loss to the lower-ranked Jordan Thompson.
They will wear "color rush", uniforms for the first time, sporting grey jerseys and trousers, and throwbacks for the first time since 2010. The jersey and trousers together weigh 20.4 ounces, about 29 percent less than a typical National Football League uniform.
Oscar Robertson held the NBA's triple-double record for too long to be bitter over losing it. The six-time All-Star, who is averaging a triple-double for the season, also has 79 career triple-doubles as he continues to make waves, despite losing star team-mate Kevin Durant to the Golden State Warriors.
The referee included the incident in his match report, stating: "In the 65th minute player (number 11) Da Silva Santos J, Neymar was sent off for the following reason: second yellow". Real Madrid and Barcelona have both benefitted from appeal processes. "I believe the interpretation of what is worth a yellow card is very special", Luis Enrique told reporters.
The right fielder is starting to heat up while his teammates still struggle to find consistently. Cabrera launched a three-run walk-off homer in the bottom of the 11th inning last September 22 at Citi Field in a 9-8 Mets win. "What happened last year was last year". "If you throw at somebody, throw down", he said. But Stassi did get his first hit - a ninth-inning home run.
A strong advocate of the game who contributed greatly to the improvement of the NFL brand, he was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2000. You made me feel welcome. " Dan Rooney was the conscience of the NFL while serving as one of the powerful influences recently and in the history of our league", Bisciotti said.
A strong advocate of the game who contributed greatly to the improvement of the NFL brand, he was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2000. The Wilf family said the following about Rooney's legacy. The rule was expanded in 2016 to include women for executive openings. The NFL will enter the 2017 season tied for the most minority head coaches in the league's history, with eight.
Then speaking of Manchester United , Mourinho said some similar comments to those shared with Portuguese TV some time ago. "Every match is a match that demands from every one of us top focus - I don't see any problem related to this".
Star all-rounder Yuvraj Singh said he has been batting with more freedom after making a successful return to the Indian ODI team earlier this year. April. Rashid, the first Afghan cricketer to play in IPL, returned impressive match figures of 2/36 that included the wickets of Mandeep Singh and Travis Head.
Chasing a competitive target of 171 runs, Kolkata started strongly at home. In a contest that saw Gautam Gambhir score an unbeaten 72 and Umesh Yadav take a four-wicket haul, Sunil Narine opened the innings in the absence of Chris Lynn and swatted 37 off 18.
His -0.9 nERD ranked 295th in the National Basketball Association. "I just let the chips fall where they may and try to make the best decision possible with the information that I have". He averaged 14.2 points per game for Dallas while shooting 37.8 percent from deep. His numbers speak for themselves as he has the opportunity to eclipse Wilt Chamberlain for fifth-place on the all-time scoring list.
This is what I enjoy. "He's probably playing the best out of any point guard", Rondo said. The Nets will travel to take on the Chicago Bulls, who can clinch a playoff berth with a win in the regular season finale Wednesday night. The Nets were outrebounded 62-48. As a team, the Nets shot 36 percent from the field and eight of 31 from the three-point line but they did a good job of avoiding a blowout after falling behind by 58-40 going into the halftime break and that was mainly thanks to ...
US officials said Trump was considering sanctions that could include an oil embargo, banning North Korea's airline, intercepting cargo ships, and punishing Chinese banks doing business with it. Foreign journalists visiting North Korea were told on Thursday morning to prepare for a "big and important event" that turned out to be the opening of a new street attended by Kim, Reuters correspondent James Pearson tweeted.
Ronaldo, the four-time world player of the year, volleyed Real level at the Allianz Arena , then reached his milestone by slotting home the victor 13 minutes from time in the first-leg with the return on Tuesday in Madrid. Seeking its first league title since 2012, Madrid has a game in hand and a three-point lead over two-time defending champion Barcelona, which hosts sixth-place Real Sociedad later on Saturday.
I am looking forward to seeing what he can offer in West Ham's remaining games. And they got their reward when Deeney, who earned a 1-1 draw for Watford in the reverse fixture on Boxing Day, headed past Heurelho Gomes when attempting a clearance in the 68th minute.
I've got to say yes to that, haven't I? More than 10 minutes of stoppage time was played before the game ended. Antonio Conte's side suffered a setback in their title push on Saturday after facing a 2-1 defeat at the hands of Crystal Palace.