Spain were the beneficiaries of the new Video Assistant Referee (VAR) which led to one of their goals standing and one of France's being disallowed for offside. "What Pique says won't change the values, our badge, our history or our titles", Ramos told reporters. The 21-year-old returned to the Bernabeu last summer after a loan spell with Espanyol, and has had nothing more than a bit-part role under Zinedine Zidane this season.
He bowled in the nets in the lead-up to both the Bengaluru and Ranchi Tests, but has not been named in India's Test squad yet. Pujara won the Player-of-the-Match award for his innings of 202 off 525 balls, which was the longest ever by an Indian batsman (in Tests with ball data available).
Diego Maradona has described Lionel Messi as a "teddy bear" and has vowed to confront Federation Internationale de Football Association president Gianni Infantino over his four-match global ban for swearing at a linesman. It ended up being the big moment of the  World Cup and France lost to Italy". "The club considers the four-match suspension finally imposed on the Argentine player to be unfair and totally disproportionate".
On Thursday, the Associated Press announced that the individuals had won the AP Player and Coach of the Year awards, respectively. "I think it's something that I'll always remember and it's really special". 11 Indiana. He missed out on scoring in double digits just once this season, a lopsided win against Long Beach State that saw him post 8 points, 8 assists and 6 rebounds in only 29 minutes.
It was a screamer, a flawless way for Podolski to sign off from global football, and a reminder, too, that England for all their energy lack a killer touch in front of goal . Dele Alli should have given the visitors the lead in the first-half when he shot from point-blank range, but his effort was straight at Marc-Andre ter Stegen, who made the save.
Nadal advanced with a 6-3, 7-5 win against 26th-seeded Fernando Verdasco for his 50th career victory at the desert tournament, where he's won three titles but none since 2013. "I'm just in a good space mentally", added Kyrgios, whose explosive talent has often been overshadowed by his on-court antics. Federer broke Nadal to open the match, and seized a second break and 4-1 with a blistering backhand service return victor.
England's Eric Dier has called for the nation's fans to show respect. The England players will be wearing black armbands for Sunday's World Cup qualifier with Lithuania, whilst a wreath-laying ceremony and a minute's silence will both be held before kick-off , as a mark of respect.
Cristiano Ronaldo unveiled a statue of himself in his hometown of Funchal, Madeira, on Wednesday, but one might be forgiven for missing the likeness . Ronaldo acknowledged that it was rare for a public figure to be honored while still alive, saying he was aware that some people didn't agree with the change.
The Warriors are going to be making a move similar to the one Green referenced soon. This would probably push Mark Davis into moving the team by the 2018 season. Monday, she asked owners to delay the vote, wanting to give her city a chance to negotiate with a small group of owners to complete a stadium deal at the Coliseum site.
Caroline Wozniacki is the first finalist at the Miami Open. The former world number one began slowly, dropping the first set to Pliskova on a tie break, but made light work of the Czech in the subsequent set. "It is extremely special", Wozniacki said in her postmatch interview. "Having a place here, training here in the off-season, playing kind of on home advantage, it's special to be in my first finals here".
The top ranked player in the class of 2017, Porter validated his No. 1 ranking all week long in workouts and the skilled 6-foot-9 forward saved some of his best work for Wednesday night in the United Center. His lowest scoring output of the season was 16 points and he scored more than 20 points in 26 of 29 games. Walker led Jonesboro to two state championships during his time at the school.
A new law signed on Wednesday will allow concealed handguns on the premises of state schools - including sporting events. The Arkansas Senate added an amendment Thursday, exempting college sporting events from the law. If approved, those facilities could then apply for an annual waiver that, as the amendment reads, "would designate certain areas as a firearm-sensitive area where possession of a concealed handgun by a licensee ...
West Indies captain Carlos Brathwaite's unbeaten 34 off 27 balls provided the late impetus to lift his side to 111 for 8 in the allotted 20 overs, but there were never enough runs on the board, even on the spin-conducive surface. Pakistan introduced newcomer Fakhar Zaman following the outstanding debut performance in Barbados of leg-spinner Shadab Khan, who took the Man of the Match award with figures of three for seven.
It was at Turf Moor that the English worldwide finally managed to establish himself and he has been instrumental for Burnley. The 25-year-old Brazil captain has formed a lethal attacking partnership with Lionel Messi and Luis Suarez at Barcelona , with the trio fast-becoming one of the most feared front lines in footballing history.
Kjeldsen, who was due to face Woodland on Friday, recovered from a slow start to beat the South American 4&3 and ensure he would top the group to qualify for the last 16. After that the pair shared two holes with pars, more than sufficient to draw the last breath from Holmes. With round-robin play, there's a possibility of two-man, three-man, even four-man playoffs to decide who advances out of group play into single elimination on the weekend.
Next up for Pliskova - who avenged a loss to Lucic-Baroni in the quarterfinals of the Australian Open - is Caroline Wozniacki or Lucie Safarova, who were scheduled to play Tuesday night. Unseeded Fabio Fognini of Italy awaits Nishikori in the quarter-finals after he beat America's Donald Young 6-0 6-4. The Spanish team, five-time Davis Cup winners, will arrive here without their best player, Rafael Nadal.
Speaking at a press conference at the club's training ground at London Colney this morning the long-serving Frenchman insisted the Chilean dangerman was staying put at Arsenal. The Camp Nou outfit will not have to shell out an astronomical figure for the 23-year-old as he has a €12m buy-back clause in his contract, which the club can activate anytime.
Since 1998, the World Cup has featured 32 teams but that will change for the 2026 World Cup , which will have 48 teams. Bafana Bafana will be hoping to qualify for this World Cup having missed 2014 after hosting it in 2010. The playoff plan would replace the existing format of two intercontinental, two-legged ties that account for the half-slots, plus a European round of playoffs that allocates the last four of UEFA's quota of 13 qualifying slots.
The Saints are bringing back a familiar face at quarterback. Daniel spent four seasons with the Saints but left to join the Kansas City Chiefs in 2013. It looks like Daniel will compete with Luke McCown for that job. The 30-year-old has completed 65.4 percent of his passes with one touchdown and one interception over 78 career attempts.
A team like Barcelona can not and is not going to lose Neymar". Among their seven Premier League games are meetings with leaders Chelsea at Old Trafford on 16 April and a trip to Manchester City on Thursday, 27 April. Mourinho has never ventured into global management but he has spoken about the prospect of being in charge of five-time World Cup winners Brazil, who have already qualified for the 2018 event in Russian Federation.