It was a performance which Barca are renowned for but one that has been rarely seen this season. Messi sent Barcelona on their way in the 24th minute. Neymar cut a pass back to Messi, and the move progressed to Rafinha whose touch landed to an offside-looking Rakitic who easily slotted home. In other Barcelona team news, Spain global Gerard Pique will have to be on guard as he is just one yellow card away from picking up a one-game ban.
The coach, who has won eight out of 10 trophies since taking charge in 2014, echoed the words of current Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola, who also quit Barca after a trohpy-laden era in 2012, declaring: "I'm empty and I need to fill up".
The Maryland star tested the NBA waters after his sophomore season and could put his name in for the NBA Draft after this season. Could anyone blame him? Maryland hosts senior day and looks to lock up its spot in the NCAA tournament with a win on Saturday afternoon.
Many other athletes followed suit, and U.S. women's team star Megan Rapinoe took a knee before a game against Thailand in September. All players representing the US national team must "stand respectfully" for the national anthem before matches, US Soccer has ruled.
Murray will be buoyed by the fact that he came through the quarter-final match against Philipp Kohlschreiber and will now see this as a ideal opportunity to win a rare title that he has never won before to add to his collection. "And when he's dictating the points, he's one of the best in the world at doing that". And with a second break for 5-2, Murray eased home. Verdasco then completely lost the plot in the second set, losing his serve twice as Murray finished the match in style ...
Swift and Sheeran famously collaborated on the song "Everything Has Changed". After a four-month delay, Ed Sheeran's third studio album ÷ has arrived. Guest-editing weird for the first time to mark tomorrow's release of new album Divide, he says: "I stayed inside for four months". Ed continued to The Sun: "I just stopped going out - instead I was ordering takeaways and putting on a lot of weight".
An official date for his fight has not yet been announced . "Ooh. [ in a dodgy French accent ] a lot of things". White's announcement came amid rumors that St-Pierre (25-2) wanted to drop weight to fight Conor McGregor for the lightweight strap, an event White indicated might still happen, but just not now.
The Browns had the second pick past year and traded it to the Eagles. Now that he's going to be a professional quarterback, North Carolina Tar Heels quarterback Mitchell Trubisky wants a more professional name. Jackson said he and the front office will look very hard at Trubisky and the other prospects to see if they are the answer. Since he was a kid growing up in Mentor, Ohio, Mitch Trubisky dreamed of what it would be like to play quarterback in the NFL.
It was genuinely hard to tell at times which sport we were watching at Old Trafford as Manchester United and Bournemouth players went at each other hammer and tongs for the full 90 minutes. A home game against Bournemouth shouldn't cause United any trouble, and if Eddie Howe's team are not strong at the back this could turn into a thrashing.
Previously, Zalmi owner Javed Afridi had confirmed to Geo.tv that five of their foreign players will be coming to Pakistan, if Peshawar qualifies for the final. Their overseas players are expected to arrive in Lahore later Saturday. However, PTI chief has refused saying "I am thankful to Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) chairman for this invitation but can not come to Lahore to watch the final".
That's not a problem for Milwaukee, and adding a quality player like Jones should be worth losing the chance to look at Toupane, especially considering he hasn't played a single minute thus far with the Bucks. Jones signed a one-year deal for the veteran's minimum to join the Pelicans before the 2016-17 season in hopes of working his way towards a long-term deal.
Jose Mourinho welcomes back Phil Jones into his side after he recovered from a hamstring injury. The 31-year-old, heavily linked with a summer exit, skippers the Red Devils at Old Trafford on his first top-flight start since December. The 35-year-old English man has been playing for Manchester United since 2006 when he joined from rivals Tottenham for a fee of £18 million. The EFL Cup winners' medal took his personal tally to 32 trophies over his career, which could extend further as ...
But Red Sox Manager John Farrell, who had earlier described the team as "concerned" about the extent of Price's elbow injury, spoke to reporters following the team's 9-1 Spring Training win over the Atlanta Braves on Friday, calling the results of Price's visit with Andrews the "best case scenario." Price is expected to return Saturday to Boston's spring training complex in Fort Myers, Florida.
In a fractious second half, Zlatan spurned the chance to secure the victory on 72 minutes, when his penalty, awarded for Adam Smith's handball in the six-yard box, was brilliantly kept out by Boruc low to his right. An exciting first half had ended in controversy when Mings slid in on Rooney and then stamped on Ibrahimovic, who elbowed the defender in the face at a corner seconds later.
Martin Olsson's second-half goal initially cancelled out Andre Gray's brace after Llorente had put Swansea in front. But the Swans lead was lost eight minutes later in controversial circumstances when a penalty was awarded to the visitors despite the ball hitting the arm of Sam Vokes.
Not able to watch the game? But United will have a tough game on their hands as Eddie Howe's Bournemouth travel to Old Trafford. With Wayne Rooney likely to leave at the end of the season, Mourinho will have to bring some more attacking options in the summer.
Group 4 (defensive backs-widely thought of us as the best group this year) will workout on Monday. He does not shrink, but my concern with him - like with all spread quarterbacks, I don't care who they are - they all have a major adjustment when they get to the NFL.
Hull City Starting XI Lineups: Jakupovic, Elmohamady, Ranocchia, Maguire, Robertson, Huddlestone , Markovic, N'Diaye, Clucas , Grosicki, Niasse. Hull's away record has been nothing but bad this campaign as they picked up only five points in 13 away games.
Well, Woodley and Thompson will get the chance to settle the score once and for all when they meet again for a grudge match at UFC 209. Woodley and Thompson will have the opportunity once more to prove who is the best 170-pound fighter on the planet, but with the added pressure of hoping to get a clear-cut victor this time around, this fight could be more entertaining than the first and I wouldn't be surprised to see a finish; or at the very least, two combatants trying like hell to get it .
STARSPORT introduce you to the hottest Octagon girls in UFC. But discussions have been steeped in legal complications, with McGregor, 28, tied to a contract with the UFC which prohibits him from entering into any other combat sports. "Almost on par with that, not much difference, will be the victor of Khabib [Nurmagomedov] and [Tony] Ferguson this weekend". The Irish Sun revealed last month that the two sides have agreed a provisional deal to fight but that it hasn't been officially signed ...
Since 2014 , Price has thrown more pitches than any other pitcher in the majors. He will be scratched from his scheduled spring training start Sunday against the Atlanta Braves. Mr. Price has experienced elbow and forearm soreness in previous spring trainings but expressed concern that the current pain is more intense than he is accustomed to.
The Red Devils are in their best form of the season and the last weekend's League Cup triumph at Wembley was an indication of their quality and ability to win silverware. Ibrahimovic has scored seven times and assisted once in his last six competitive games and he would love to continue the show against Bournemouth .
Mauricio Pochettino's Tottenham host in-form Everton on Sunday (1.30pm kick-off) with both sides looking to maintain their decent runs in the Premier League. Koeman, meanwhile, has a virtually fit squad from which to choose and will likely make at least one change to the XI that started the 2-0 win over Sunderland last Saturday.
Adding to the confusion, Bournemouth's Andy Surman was sent off following a push on Ibrahimovic, but only after United left-back Luke Shaw reminded Friend the midfielder had already been booked. Stamping on someone's head and then elbowing them back. 'The elbow from Ibrahimovic is not much better, but if somebody stamps on your head you are bound to go for them.
Mitchell Starc started the war of words by saying India won't prepare fast pitches as their batsmen struggled against pace. After four days of play, it's the world No.1 whose campaign is in disarray and, to the surprise of many, not the men wearing the baggy green.
Peshawar will certainly be without star all-rounder Shahid Afridi who needed 12 stitches after damaging his right hand while fielding in Friday's 24-run win over the Karachi Kings which took his team to the title match. The PSL final is already sold-out, and a jam-packed stadium is expected. The swashbuckling right-hander had also announced his retirement from global cricket during the tournament.
Had South Africa lost the match and the series, it would have been edged by Australia on decimal points with both teams on 118 points in such a scenario. "We've seen good signs of that". "It was far from easy, but that's when fight needs to be shown to get a competitive score ", Williamson said. "Credit must go to New Zealand for an excellent series, it's not often that a series goes to two-all".
Viktor Arvidsson has 21 goals and 45 points while defenseman Roman Josi has added 38 points from the backend. After a one-goal win at home in the season opener on October 14, Nashville has been outscored 13-7 while dropping the next three meetings.
Ibrahimovic has surpassed all expectations at Old Trafford and, with United pouring money into Project Mourinho , clearly believes something special is on the horizon. On Rooney, Jose Mourinho said the fact he was ready to come on at Wembley when Zlatan Ibrahimovic scored his victor in the EFL Cup final on Sunday, was proof the Manchester United captain remains a valued member of his squad.
World No.1 Murray, who survived a scare in the quarter-final against German Philipp Kohlschreiber, enjoyed a far easier evening against Pouille. Speaking after the match , Murray said: "I've never played a tie-break like that ever, not in juniors, nothing has been close to that".
Zlatan Ibrahimovic wants two more years at Manchester United, which will please boss Jose Mourinho, who is desperate for the Swedish striker to remain at Old Trafford. "I think Manchester United learn I am not the monster that you say I am, I'm not such a bad guy, an arrogant guy, a hard person to work with", Mourinho said.
He was hit from behind by Deportivo La Coruna midfielder Alex Bergantinos in a clash of heads five minutes from time and hit the ground hard, appearing to have already lost consciousness. On the post match press conference Atleti boss, Diego Simeone said that he could hear the player's collision from the bench. "We didn't know if that noise was Fernando's neck or not".
He won the hardcourt event in 2005 and 2013. Playing for a place in the final against Rafael Nadal, Kyrgios won the first set but ultimately fell to the unseeded American 3-6 6-1 7-5. "He'll be coming into the match with a lot of confidence", said Nadal, who has won all four of his prior meetings with Querrey. The 30-year-old Nadal clinched Thursday's victory in the ninth game of the second set with an overhead smash at the net after Nishioka's return landed well short.
UFC 209 takes place at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas this Saturday. "It was just some s**t that he had to go through, this happens in the fight game". The scrapping of the eagerly-anticipated fight hasn't angered Ferguson, who took to Twitter to wish Nurmagomedov a quick recovery. The card begins at 4 p.m.
The undefeated Khabib Nurmagomedov will be facing against Tony Ferguson for the UFC interim lightweight title belt. The fight had not yet been called off at the time Ferguson stepped on the scale. Stay tuned for more updates on what this cancellation means for UFC 209, plus more details on Nurmagomedov's situation as they become available. Many fighters like Lando Vannata and Michael Johnson offered to be a replacement opponent.
A fat check and a jersey he'll never use in a game is all the Spanish point guard has to remind him of his two-hour stint with the defending Western Conference champions. Calderon will give Hawks head coach Mike Budenholzer versatility off the bench. He averaged 3.3 points, 2.1 assists and 1.8 rebounds per game, showing he still has a well-rounded game and can contribute when on the floor.
After Paul Millsap's baseline jumper over James cut Cleveland's lead to 124-123, Kyle Korver - who was traded from Atlanta to the Cavaliers on January 7 - hit the record-breaking 3-pointer to pad the lead. Korver then drained his third three-pointer of the night to help the Cavs hang on. "I love all these emotions, going through it with these guys in this locker room, and I told them that after the game".
Spurs are no doubt hoping that both Toby and Jan will be fit and ready to go, because without a solid, first choice defense there's every chance that Everton could snatch a result at the Lane on Sunday. The key frontman's hat-trick on Sunday during Spurs' 4-0 hammering of Stoke City at White Hart Lane was the England international's third trio since the beginning of 2017 - emphasising his importance in Mauricio Pochettino's side.
He now leaves the combine without the opportunity to interview with the teams he still had scheduled, being removed for what was deemed "personal reasons". A subsequent report from Katherine Terrell came out saying Foster did not have a good interview with a team at the combine. Foster did undergo shoulder surgery to fix his right rotator cuff, supposedly after Alabama lost in the National Championship to Clemson.
UFC president Dana White stands between fighters Tony Ferguson , right, and Khabib Nurmagomedov , of Russian Federation, during a news conference for UFC 209, Thursday, March 2, 2017, in Las Vegas. Nurmagomedov had encountered problems making weight before - coming in two pounds heavy for a May 2013 bout against Abel Trujillo - and Ferguson attacked him over it on a conference all last week.
Kaepernick threw for 2,241 yards, 16 touchdowns and four interceptions in 11 starts last season. Kaepernick was drafted by the 49ers in the second round of the 2011 NFL Draft. Kaepernick originally signed a $114 million, six-year contract with the 49ers in 2014, but restructured it down to a two-year deal last October - one day after replacing Gabbert as San Francisco's starting quarterback.
Boston.com readers get a 2-week free trial . While losing Price would be a significant blow, the Red Sox now have more quality starting pitching depth than they've had in years. Price's ERA and WHIP were the 31-year-old Price's highest of his nine-year Major League Baseball career. Price has been a workhorse since 2010 with the Rays .
Washington would be smart to consider trading Cousins this offseason to get assets in return, rather than losing him in free agency next spring for nothing more than a compensatory third-round draft pick. You have to wonder about the Redskins angle since they're in the NFC East with the Cowboys. He also said the team was exhausted of the nonsense of possible trade scenarios out there.
Thompson enters the Octagon on Saturday as a -160 betting favourite at the sports books despite being left bloodied in his first tangle with Woodley , who dominated in both significant and total strikes. But after Woodley drained his tank going for the finish, Thompson owned the final five minutes. Thompson , known as "Wonderboy", has an extensive background in kickboxing.
Sessions said Thursday he would recuse himself from any potential investigation of ties between Trump and Russian Federation, but many Democrats have called on Sessions to resign over his failure to disclose the meetings during his confirmation hearing.
It's just a huge credit to Stewart-Haas Racing, winning the Daytona 500 with the 41 (Busch) last week and having all the cars run great. Harvick also won the most the pole at the most recent intermediate-sized track, last season's season finale at Homestead, Fla.
Miller was given a charging major and a game misconduct after he came up on Burmistrov and knocked him on his back in the second period of Tuesday night's game in Boston. "For all nine games since (Cassidy) took over, we've given ourselves a chance to win", Backes said. "And that was a bit of the story of the game even though it came down to the third period where they outscored us two to one".
Victor Moses has been rewarded for becoming one of the unlikely success stories of the season with a new contract worth £75,000-a-week. "This system (3-5-2) was in my mind when we planned the season with the club", Conte was quoted as saying by the London Evening Standard .
They can't let them settle into the game and gradually rebuild their confidence with lots of time on the ball. Of course Manchester United can because of [Zlatan] Ibrahimovic. "We have the ability and the belief in the squad". "We aren't favourites to be in the top four and we shouldn't be favourites to be in the top four".
The 28-year-old was taken to hospital on the morning of the UFC 209 weigh-in, and was not cleared to fight American star Ferguson. Khabib Nurmagomedov , left, of Russian Federation ran into medical issues just two days before he was to fight American Tony Ferguson , right.