The good thing about us is we've got better throughout the course of seasons and we've peaked at the right time . "What Gilbert wants to do from what I'm being told is to sell the team", Smith said. So I think more than anything it's those plays - some that might not necessarily show up in the stat sheet but are going to show up in the film. Thompson pledged he would "bring energy, play hard, set screens" by being back in the starting lineup - routine stuff from a player who distinguished ...
The Swiss champion prepares to fight for his 20th major at the Australian Open on Sunday, which would stretch his lead for the most singles titles of any man. "Not having a brutal semifinal, he'll have rest and we'll see a different Cilic this time ". Cilic arrives in the final second in the aces standings on 107, second for forehand winners with 125 and second for backhand winners on 42.
Emenalo resigned as the Blues technical director in November after previously working closely with 48-year-old Conte behind the scenes at the club. Speaking after Chelsea were knocked out of the Carabao Cup by Arsenal last week, Conte said the board retained full responsibility for transfers and that he would be happy regardless of whether the club brings in any further additions before the January window closes.
We have nothing to announce today and at the moment we stay where we are. Wenger added: "We need to recover a little bit from a very intense match against Chelsea, and will to prepare properly for this game". ArsenalArsene Wenger says he expects Olivier Giroud to be involved against Swansea on Tuesday but Danny Welbeck is unlikely to return. " If nobody comes in, nobody goes out , maybe one or two young players out on loan".
The injury report said Gronkowski would not have practiced had the Patriots taken the field Wednesday. Following the initial report that stated he did need stitches , one of the best gunslingers in the history of the sport made a decision to wear a glove to help hide what most presumed to be a disgusting injury.
Madrid fans will get a chance to judge for themselves as Paris and Real meet in the Champions League last-16 in February and March. According to, Real Madrid are setting aside as much as €300m (£262m) for their summer expenditure and plan to use the bulk of it to tempt the side into a sale.
Despite PSG's dominance Cavani failed to get on the scoresheet as he pursues a record 157th goal, but it wasn't for the want of trying as he failed to convert a hatful of chances. PSG with 56 points from 22 games bank on Neymar and Edison Cavani to beat seventh-place Montpellier, who have gathered 31 points from 22 games to extend their lead in the table.
Ovechkin reached 98.8 on his first attempt, meaning he already had a slight advantage before lining up for his final strike. "Why not?" Ovechkin said, smiling. Fleury, who put together a run of 14 straight saves, beat out Nashville Predators goaltender Pekka Rinne (13 straight saves) for the Geico Save Streak title.
The Gunners levelled just five minutes later when Antonio Rudiger deflected Nacho Monreal's initial effort into his own net. "We lost a great player in Alexis Sanchez but when a team doesn't know what's going on in the dressing room there is less clarity and focus on performances", he said .
ESPN will televise the contest, and fans can watch a live stream of the contest with WatchESPN . But because of the Super Bowl , any players from New England or Philadelphia will have to be replaced. As if that combination weren't scary enough, Antonio Brown , Jarvis Landry, Keenan Allen and T.Y. Hilton are the targets the AFC quarterbacks will have the pleasure of throwing to at wide receiver.
The West Brom boss says no one has made a firm move for the £20m-rated defender. West Brom went onto win the game VAR dominated game 3-2, but Evans' misunderstanding with goalkeeper Ben Foster allowed Mo Salah to get one-on-one with Foster, and after the Egyptian's effort was saved, Roberto Firmino was on hand to turn in the rebound.
Kings XI Punjab and Chennai Super Kings were in an intense bidding war for young Unadkat, but it was ultimately the Royals who acquired him. Mitchell Starc was sold to Kolkata Knight Riders for Rs 9.40 crore; he was previously with Royal Challengers Bangalore .
ET, ABC). Stephen Curry got the better of Kyrie Irving as reigning National Basketball Association champions the Golden State Warriors beat the Boston Celtics 109-105. Curry (16 first-half points , 6-for-10 shooting) did some typically outrageous shotmaking but Irving (19 first-half points , 7-for-9) matched him and then some.
England captain Eoin Morgan said he would have liked his team to bowl first. Earlier, England had started hot but left plenty of runs out in the middle as Andrew Tye cleaned up the tail to take his first five-wicket haul. Stoinis looked to have put Australia in the ascendency at 189-4 when he lofted an Adil Rashid full toss to long on, where Curran took an excellent low diving catch.
One of the most intriguing subplots from the draft was whether LeBron would select his former Cleveland Cavaliers teammate Kyrie Irving following his departure to the Boston Celtics in the summer. The rosters for Team James and Team Curry were shortly released publicly after the draft. James and Curry were named All-Star captains after leading their respective conferences in voting.
Croatia's Mate Pavic now has two Grand Slam titles within 24 hours after winning the Australian Open mixed doubles. This is Pavić's second title at this year's Australian Open , after celebrating in men's doubles with Austria's Oliver Marach on Saturday.
Pakistan are most likely to go with the same Side in the decisive match which led them to bag their first win in the New Zealand Tour at Auckland on January 25. "A couple of things we'd like to have done better". The captain hasn't got past 28 in his last eight innings (with one not out) and his last half-century in the format came at the same venue just over a year ago.
As expected, there was fierce and prolonged bidding for him, bumping up his base price a mind-boggling 22 times from INR 40 lakh to INR 8.8 crore. So when Gayle - in the marquee list of players at the auction - was dumped, there was the prospect of a few homegrown players coming back to embrace home.
Asked where he will play Mkhitaryan, Wenger responded: 'I think he can play in all midfield positions. All the other positions aren't out of reach. Ozil joined Arsenal from Real Madrid in 2013 and has gone on to become one of the club's most important players, featuring in over 130 Premier League matches over the past four-and-a-half seasons.
However, that is nobody's fault in particular, it is up to me and I know what role I can play. "The coach has chosen me to take the penalties", Neymar told the Brazilian press. "Honestly, I want to play", Pastore said. "It's good for him. It is something attractive - we are very proud of him and we hope that there are many more goals to come!" Last weekend Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane described Neymar as a "great player who everyone loves".
Among the players missing out besides Iyer are Washington Sundar, Deepak Hooda, Basil Thampi and Mohammad Siraj who were named in the limited over squad to face Sri Lanka. Yuzvendra Chahal, Kuldeep Yadav complete a well-rounded spin attack. Unadkat, the left-arm fast bowler, has played seven ODIs, four T20Is and one Test, against South Africa in Centurion in 2010.
ET). Prior to the AFC Championship game, Gronkowski had touchdown receptions in six straight postseason games. Five-time Super Bowl champion Tom Brady has been quoted as saying Easterby's role with the Patriots has been extremely vital to their success .
As of now, it's hard to come to a final conclusion on whether or not Ahmad's presence benefits or halts the team's overall performance given the fact that he's played in just four games so far this year. The West Virginia Mountaineers came into the week ranked 7th in the nation. He finished with six points, five assists and five rebounds in 32 minutes.
Ronaldo , on target twice in the 7-1 win at home to Deportivo La Coruna last weekend, netted two more here to ease the pressure on his side and coach Zidane. Just minutes later Madrid were awarded a penalty after a devastating box-to-box counter attack, which came from a Valencia corner, Ronaldo was fouled by Montoya in the box following a nice passing exchange between Marcelo and Karim Benzema.
Sanchez could make his first appearance for United this Friday as the club take on Yeovil Town in the FA Cup . Mkhitaryan moved to Arsenal to push the deal through, and even though Sanchez's wages are reported to be on the higher end, Mourinho said he was pleased with the net gain for United.