Regardless who the Saints play to start their season, the only thing that matters is winning. Obviously, playing in the NFC North is never an easy task since the Vikings will have to face the Green Bay Packers and Detroit Lions twice, but at least favorable matchups against teams like the Cleveland Browns (in London) and the Los Angeles Rams should work to their advantage.
There's a lot to unpack here. Flores spent Wednesday evening in a NY hospital because of his knee infection. It's a frustrating trend that just won't go out of style in Queens. Both Cabrera and Cespedes will be available to pinch-hit, with Zack Wheeler and Robert Gsellman on call for pinch-running situations. "I think I should be fine tomorrow".
The result proved hard for Neymar to handle, as the Brazilian star immediately welled up after the final whistle blew. In front of us we have a different team, but Barcelona is the same. The Turin side later made it to the Champions League final only to lose on penalties to AC Milan. Juventus forward Paulo Dybala, who scored twice in the first leg, was taken off with an ankle injury as they won 2-0 at Pescara on Saturday, but is expected to be fit to play.
Connor McDavid and Zack Kassian scored short-handed goals to help the Oilers beat the San Jose Sharks 2-0 Friday night, evening their first-round series at one game apiece. "It was a matter of time". McDavid said the Oilers were able to settle down after first-game jitters. They outhit the Oilers 32-14 in a scoreless first period.
The renewed optimism is in contrast to previous year, when Ferrari did not even win a race and where Vettel drew more attention for his frustrated outbursts during actual races rather than his driving. That even Fernando Alonso managed to overtake in the weakly powered McLaren suggested it was less about speed and more about the space available. The 19-year-old Verstappen climbed out and kicked the barriers in frustration.
Under a long-standing legal principle in MA, courts typically vacate the convictions of defendants who die before their appeals are heard. Nevertheless, Sheff said the $6 million he and Lloyd's mother are requesting from them would be "of little outcome to the team" and would be of "tremendous assistance" to Lloyd's family.
The home leg in Germany was overshadowed by an attack on the Dortmund team bus as it headed to the stadium . They are major underdogs going into the second leg but are back in the hunt after beating Eintracht Frankfurt 3-1 on Saturday, with Marco Reus playing the first half.
Without victory here the top four would have gone. Hopefully that will give us a bit more confidence. "Sometimes when your team lacks confidence, just to have something new to believe helps them to focus". "Mathematically it is still possible, even if it is hard, but we have to give it a go". That's by making sure the commitment levels were right. Maybe that had been slipping.
James Milner sent a free kick into the box, which was flicked on by Lucas Leiva into the path of Firmino, who headed home easily from close range. Goalkeeper Simon Mignolet preserved the points with a crucial save, denying Matt Phillips in a one-on-one situation, and Klopp praised his all-round contribution.
The Blues' medical staff assessed him and the wing-back was withdrawn from the team, with the league leaders going on to lose the match 2-0 to leave their advantage at the top trimmed to four points from Tottenham Hotspur with six games left to play.
Real Madrid are the Liga side that has beaten Barcelona the most often in the competition's history (72 times), while Barca (68 wins) are also the team that has beaten Madrid the most. The suspended player will be also out of El Clasico selection. Real Madrid sailed into the semi-finals of the Champions League after some highly controversial decisions that left Bayern Munich seething and Carlo Ancelotti calling for VAR after the match.
They're a more experienced team than us. Gary Cahill, however, is unlikely to feature at Wembley after Conte confirmed he had ben taken to hospital with gastroenteritis earlier this week. Yes, I think so. Conte admitted the departures of senior, long-standing personnel, including Terry, mean Chelsea must find others to fill the leadership void.
When he was asked why the Baggies hadn't scored in four games, something they haven't done since 2003, Pulis said: "Missed chances". "It's one of the most hard places to go to because you can not feel comfortable in any moment". "We knew what to do but in the first half we looked a little bit static". Firmino found the breakthrough with nearly the last touch of the first half, when Lucas's flick-on found the Brazilian on the far post for a simple header.
Police believe the man acquired 15,000 so-called put options (which rise in value as a stock's value falls) on Borussia Dortmund shares which he hoped would fall in the event of players being killed or injured. Prosecutors said the suspect also booked into the Dortmund hotel where the team was staying. According to German media, Sergej W bought 15.000 put warrants for € 78.000 and could have gained nearly € 4 million as a result of a large drop of Borussia Dortmund's shares.
Blue Jackets forward Matt Calvert , who scored the team's only goal in Game 1, was suspended after breaking his stick over Penguin's forward Jake Guentzel's back late in Game 2. After the first three games of the playoff series with Pittsburgh, the Blue Jackets players shed their gear in a room that was almost silent. We're beginning to learn just how good this kid is at finishing them, even at the end of high-pressure postseason games.
Jurgen Klopp claimed casualties have prevented Liverpool from gunning for the title as they face another injury crisis this weekend. And Klopp, when asked about how the Europa League would effect the closing stages of United's Premier League campaign, noted that they are the team to beat heading into the second leg stage of the quarter finals.
Coming back from an elbow injury that allowed him to play only one match of the Indian Wells-Miami duathlon, Murray looked scratchy, off-kilter. Murray said: "It was a tough first match , I started the match pretty slow, I obviously wasn't serving that well at the start".
The Jazz seemed to be in deep trouble after starting center and Defensive Player of the Year candidate Rudy Gobert hurt his knee on a collison on the opening play of the game. Well, this 4-5 matchup is officially underway-the Jazz took back home court advantage but how they deal with not having their MVP center remains to be seen.
To say someone who scores 35 points was "somewhat contained" shows how unsafe Harden can be. By Halftime, Westbrook achieved a double-double with 22 points and 10 assists. In terms of free throws, the Rockets made 18-of-22 while the Thunder delivered 13-of-14. The Rockets used a big run early in the fourth quarter to go on top for the first time in the game with about eight minutes remaining.
The Big Three of Griffin, Jordan and Paul combined on 10-of-13 shooting and six rebounds in the first, when the Clippers shot 65 percent. "We're aware of it", Snyder said. Both teams were evenly matched throughout the rest of the contest and the Clippers held on to tie the series ahead of their road trip. Oklahoma City Thunder's Steven Adams shoots against Houston Rockets' Lou Williams (12) and James Harden (13) during the first half of Game 1 of an NBA basketball first-round playoff ...
Meanwhile, the Bulls will look to replicate a game plan that provided them with two road victories over the top-seeded Celtics. Chicago Bulls guard Rajon Rondo has suffered a broken right thumb and will be sidelined indefinitely , the National Basketball Association club announced Friday, April 21 in a major setback to their playoff hopes.
The way Saturday's fight played out also was surprising, particularly because of Johnson's strategy. So the question going into the fight: could Rumble come back and knock out Cormier? He shot on Cormier nearly immediately and drove him to the fence, which resulted in a grueling positional battle.
Dario Alvarez (1-0), the seventh Texas pitcher, struck out three in two innings after walking the first batter he faced on four pitches. They've thrown shutouts in two of the past three games. The Royals are the worse in the league in scoring runs as they've only scored 41. While the Rangers had 72 runs, they entered the game with an AL-low.210 batting average and were coming off a 3-6 West Coast Road trip that dropped the two-time defending AL West champions to the bottom of the division ...
In typical Garnett fashion, the video was high energy and rife with expletives. The Chicago Bulls talked often during the regular season about believing they had the personnel to play as a physically imposing team. "It's gonna change at some point in the series , so we've all got to be ready to shine in our lead moments". "I'm a supporting man", Wade said. "Whatever it is we have to try to do that as a team".
Another historic win for the Cavs organization. Kyrie Irving led the team in scoring in Game 2, he had 37 points and put the game out of reach late. Kyrie Irving and Kevin Love did not play a minute in the fourth quarter after having combined to shoot 8-for-29 in the first three quarters. I got here, just be yourself.
The crash came a day before the 28-year-old Thomas and the Celtics launched their National Basketball Association first-round playoff series against the Chicago Bulls. It's the only reason that the first two games of the series have been relatively close. Those fans booed their team on more than one occasion on Tuesday, including a loud chorus of jeers as the final seconds ticked off.
But unlikely is better than out. With Durant, the line should be at 221 in this game, so there's no space to play either side with the current offer. He is hopeful of playing in Saturday's Game 3 at Portland as the Warriors try to take a 3-0 lead in the series.
We've seen recently they are quite open to a counter attacker and believe we can exploit that. "It would be wonderful if we went on to win The FA Cup ". All four of those players should be back to more or less full health for tomorrow. He has created three chances per 90 minutes, double any other Tottenham player that has played more than 1000 minutes.
Isaiah Thomas , who will fly to Tacoma, Wash., on Wednesday to attend the funeral for his younger sister, Chyna , who was killed in an automobile crash, had an off night. 1 seed in the Eastern Conference and which team is the No. 8 seed. "It's probably not always the case". Celtics teammate, Avery Bradley , also praised Thomas because of his athleticism and being strong despite the adversity.
A couple of possessions later, Beverley hit a pair of corner three-pointers, which added to Houston's 25-12 run to close out the quarter. Instead, Beverley popped back up, stayed in the game, and knocked down back-to-back three-pointers just a few minutes later.
Game five is Thursday at Rogers Place. "You want to try and take away their momentum whenever you can and tonight I wasn't able to do that". "We had a bad night, obviously. "Just not much either way and so we just got in there inside and made a few plays tonight". According to oddsmakers at Bovada.lv, the Sharks are favored at home today, as they are getting odds of -125 to win.
Williams would not be the first player to leave the game for pregnancy and enjoy roaring success upon her return, with Belgian star Kim Clijsters winning the US Open in 2009 and 2010 and the Australian Open in 2011 following the birth of her daughter in 2008.
It was later reported that Hernandez's brain would be released to Boston University per his family wishes , said the Daily Mail . Baez accused Massachusetts' chief medical examiner of "illegally" holding the brain of the ex-NFL star, who was found Wednesday hanged in his prison cell.
According to Mundo Deportivo , Barcelona's flight back from Turin was "like a funeral", while Lionel Messiwas said to be "enraged" with his team's lack of defensive consistency following another disappointing defeat. Barcelona pillar Andres Iniesta, who couldn't put away an equalizer in the first half, sounded mildly optimistic after the game, saying : "When you don't do things well you get punished".
Meanwhile Spurs, who have won their last seven top-flight outings in a row, are without regular cup goalkeeper Michel Vorm due to a knee injury, meaning captain Hugo Lloris is set to deputise between the sticks. Chelsea also quite fortunately have four league home games, two of them will be against already relegated teams in Sunderland and Middlesbrough. But we're in a good moment too, a hungry team.