But with Robert Huth suspended following a booking in the 1-0 first-leg loss in Madrid and captain Wes Morgan struggling with an injury, the Foxes can only hope a reshaped defence will cope against one of Europe's finest counter-attacking sides at Leicester's King Power stadium next Tuesday.
The Briton, who started on pole, steered his Mercedes to his fifth Chinese Grand Prix win, beating Vettel's Ferrari by just over six seconds with Red Bull's Max Verstappen finishing third after an early safety vehicle drama. With Lewis Hamilton and Sebastian Vettel starting side-by-side on the front row at the Chinese Grand Prix on Sunday, the stage was set for a wheel-to-wheel duel between long-dominant Mercedes and a newly competitive Ferrari.
Here are five reasons they might be able to win it all. When we look back at this season, there's no single player we'll remember more than Westbrook . Westbrook is the favorite to win this year's MVP award, but his downfall could be his teams' only slightly above average record. He wrapped up his regular-season ranked fourth among all small forwards.
Corey Crawford made 19 saves in the loss. Nashville won the first regular-season meeting between the two teams on October 14, but Chicago would rattle off four consecutive victories to win the season series in convincing fashion. Rinne also stepped up at key moments in his second career playoff shutout. "I thought our start was excellent, we did a lot of good things". "We did a really good job messing up their systems", Rinne said, "and didn't give them too much flow".
Nashville Predators right wing Viktor Arvidsson (38) celebrates his goal against the Chicago Blackhawks with teammates during the first period in Game 1 of a first-round NHL hockey playoff series Thursday, April 13, 2017, in Chi. "Sometimes that's hard, to not get a lot of work in and there were some shots so that was good, there were some attempts, but they were from the outside".
He ran into trouble when he walked Evan Longoria and surrendered a long home run to Rickie Weeks . New York Yankees first baseman Greg Bird (ankle, illness) is in the starting lineup Thursday against the Tampa Bay Rays. 3-2 count. Trumbo on second. and Kim flicks his bat at a breaking ball like Rod Carew and hits hit squarely into right-center field to bring home the go ahead run.
Barcelona took on Malaga tonight in la Liga as they surprisingly lost by a 2-0 score (thanks to goals from Ramirez and Jony). Neymar picked up two yellow cards as Barcelona slumped at Malaga . Neymar has been ruled out of this month's El Clásico after being hit with a three-match ban. Visibly upset, Neymar began his departure from the pitch and sarcastically applauded one of the match officials as he made his way toward the locker room.
As Windhorst noted , once the signings are complete, Cleveland will have had 22 different players on their roster this year in what has been a bit of a revolving door alongside the Big Three of LeBron James, Kyrie Irving and Kevin Love. Now Tavares-who has appeared in 12 National Basketball Association games with the Atlanta Hawks over the past two seasons-will come aboard and try to slide into Sanders' role as Cleveland's insurance policy at center.
Due to his exploits, the likes of Real Madrid and Bayern Munich are said to be interested in signing Alli this summer and former Tottenham boss Redknapp believes that the young England global is already good enough to play for some of the very best teams in the world.
Rockets: Houston had at least 60 points at halftime for the 39th time this season. Karl-Anthony Towns finished with 28 points and 21 rebounds for the Timberwolves, who end the season with a six-game losing streak. Gary Harris scored 20 points to lead Denver Nuggets over Dallas Mavericks in a 109-91 win that former Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo watched from the bench in a Mavericks uniform.
Though he has won two of last three tournaments he played including Australian Open where he defeated Nadal in a gruelling five set battle. So while Nadal, the greatest clay court player of all-time, is likely to contest Masters Series events in Monte Carlo, Madrid and Rome, his great Swiss rival will join up with him again in the French capital.
Particularly in the fourth quarter, when Tim Hardaway scored 15 of his 22 points to solidify the Hawks' win, the defense just looked tiresome and listless. Kyle Lowry added 17 points and 11 assists in his third game back after missing 21 with a right wrist injury. The Raptors could still be seeded as high as second in the East, but only if they beat reigning National Basketball Association champions Cleveland Cavaliers in their regular-season finale and the Boston Celtics lose their ...
A 44th minute goal from midfielder-cum-defender Cheikhou Kouyate ultimately proved to be the victor securing Bilic's side with their first win since early February. "But we will now get a whole week's training into him and hopefully he will be ready for Watford next week". Swansea manager Paul Clement speaking to BBC Sport: "It's a very poor result for us".
Manchester United will play Anderlecht in the first leg of their Europa league quarterfinal without Wayne Rooney. I'm a midfield player and some people think I'm an attacking player. I don't see David with any problem related to this. Right-back Antonio Valencia has also been absent for the last two games but trained on Wednesday morning, with the boss having earlier confirmed that he expected the Ecuadorian to return against Anderlecht .
April 5, 2017; Auburn Hills, MI, USA; Toronto Raptors guard Kyle Lowry (7) passes the ball during the first quarter against the Detroit Pistons at The Palace of Auburn Hills. The Cavs don't play defense and don't have the players capable of playing quality defense. I hear all the talk or whatever, I don't listen to it. It's still possible that the Cavs get the one seed, and since the Hawks have the fifth seed, it's possible they meet in the second round, which, as we know, means the Hawks ...
He hit a 36-foot three-pointer at the buzzer to give Oklahoma City the win. That's right. From the 1960-61 to 1964-65 seasons, Robertson averaged 30.3 points, 10.4 rebounds and 10.6 assists over a 384-game period. James Harden hailed Russell Westbrook's triple-double record but believes the MVP should be decided on wins and not individual accomplishments.
Mchael Kidd-Gilchrist scored 13, while Treveon Graham and Jeremy Lamb came up with 11 points each for Charlotte . "For the most part, we're a very young team, but at the same time, we've grown", Terry said. Justin Holiday ($3900/$3700) played 40 minutes in the last game and had 10 points, five rebounds and five assists for 28.75 DK points and has at least 22.5 DK points in four straight.
But Vettel's performance has convinced 32-year-old Hamilton that he is is in for one of the toughest fight's of his life to reclaim the title against a man who is three years younger. After the race Raikkonen voiced his frustration with his strategy and made it clear "much more" would have been possible if he had been allowed to pit when he wanted to.
Los Blancos came from a goal down to clinch the win, after going into the halftime break trailing thanks to Arturo Vidal's 25th-minute header. The coach (Zinedine Zidane) has managed things well, with good squad rotation, and we're ready for the final stage of the season'.
Donaldson also dealt with right calf soreness during spring training. The injury will be evaluated Friday. Darwin Barney started at third base Thursday, with Donaldson listed as the designated hitter. "Their guy was pitching well; Kevin pitched a little bit better". He left after hitting an RBI double in the sixth inning. Hardy followed with an RBI single to score Schoop, capping a run of four straight hits off Liriano to lead off the inning.
Deadlocked after nine holes, the two friends and rivals produced an enthralling back nine showdown worthy of any Masters champion in what became a head-to-head battle. But it was the 11th hole where he three-putted from 5 feet, and a double bogey removed him from the list of viable contenders. Garcia stretched the margin to two strokes with another birdie at the third, driving the ball just short to the green, pulling off a delicate chip and knocking in an 8-footer.
North Carolina beat Gonzaga 71-65 because of one simple thing, the same thing it did to win most of its games this season. Berry, hobbled by two bad ankles, played well enough in the championship game Monday night after a clunker in the semifinals to be named the outstanding player of the Final Four .
The 50-year-old coach, who was sacked as Granada's coach on Monday, will be in charge of the Algerian national team against Togo on 9 June in the 2019 African Cup of Nations qualifiers. They will be aiming to win Group D- which also have Benin and The Gambia- to be guaranteed a place at the finals in Cameroon. The Fennecs lost 3-1 to the Super Eagles in the World Cup qualifier in November, 2016, a result which left Algeria trailing Nigeria by five points in Group B.
We know what a world class player Yuvi is, his natural strokeplay was outstanding. We've got to improve this year when we get that opportunity. Though, he was dropped twice during the course of his innings but the flamboyant batsman seemed to be pretty confident about his shots and game play.
This is published unedited from the IANS feed . Roy Keane insists Juventus won't allow Barcelona back into their Champions League quarter-final contest. "This week is filled with very strong feelings and emotions, I'm very happy for what I've done so far", Dybala, who has ended speculation linking him with Barca and Real Madrid by extending his contract, told Juve's official website.
Bayern, who had thrashed English club Arsenal 10-2 on aggregate to take their place in the last eight, took the lead at the Allianz Arena midway through the first half when Arturo Vidal crashed in a bullet header from a corner. The Portuguese forward became the first man to reach the 100 goal milestone in the Champions League , after appearing in 143 games. Remember Muller's tame penalty miss when Bayern were leading 1-0 against Diego Simeone's side, before Guardiola's men painfully exited ...
Two days after missing 26 of their 31 3-point attempts in the loss to Golden State, the Rockets surpassed the Warriors as the NBA's greatest single-season, 3-point-shooting team when they made their record 1,078th of the season at Portland.
This wolf in the logo is not that different from the wolf now in one of the team's secondary logos, which is facing the opposite direction and howling over a slightly different background. Uniforms won't be revealed until the late summer, but the new color scheme and logo will be released on April 11. Target Center's renovation project, complete with new premium spaces, seating and concourse improvements, will hit the finish line in time for the beginning of the 2017-18 season.
The decision was in response to the Tar Heel State passing a new law to replace House Bill 2 , better known as HB2 or the " bathroom bill ", which forced transgender people to use the restroom corresponding with their biological sex at birth and weakened anti-discrimination protections of LGBT people.
In this March 19, 2017, file phtoo, Pittsburgh Penguins' Sidney Crosby returns to his bench after getting his third goal of the game in the third period of an NHL hockey game against the Florida Panthers, in Pitt. A playoff atmosphere was evident early in this tilt. OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) - Brad Marchand broke a tie with 2:33 left and Boston held on to beat Ottawain Game 1 of their first-round series.
Can Barcelona do it again? "We don't feel as bad as we did in Paris, but we have another big mountain to climb", said midfielder Andres Iniesta, one of the few Barcelona players to speak after the match. Miralem Pjanic curled in an inviting corner and Chiellini out jumped Javier Mascherano to powerfully head home. Barcelona betrayed a lack of conviction.
But the Swiss left no doubt that he deserved to win the title, beating the fifth-seeded Nadal for the third time this year and fourth time in a row, 6-3, 6-4, to continue his torrid start to 2017. He followed that up with defeats in 2008, 2011, 2014 and now 2017 and is desperate to be standing in Federer's place one day. The Spaniard lamented his inability to get past the finishing line at Key Biscayne.
After passing HB2 in 2015, the NCAA and other sports and entertainment entities boycotted the Tarheel State to pressure legislators into a reversal. The bill signed into law Thursday, hours after lawmakers rushed its approval, was - in Mr.
Other nominees for the NBA Eastern and Western Conference Players of the Week were Atlanta's Tim Hardaway Jr., Brooklyn's Jeremy Lin, Golden State's Klay Thompson, Houston's James Harden, the LA Clippers' Blake Griffin, Miami's Hassan Whiteside, Phoenix's Devin Booker, Portland's Damian Lillard, and Toronto's DeMar DeRozan.
But to Garcia's massive credit, he fought back in thrilling fashion. But then it was Rose's turn to miss, failing to convert a seven-footer for par at the 17th and sending them to the 18th tied again, Ryder Cup teammates each on the verge of achieving a lifelong dream.