BNP Paribas Open

BNP Paribas Open 2019 : first of the nine Masters 1000 events in 2019 will kick off at the Indian Wells Tennis Garden, south of Palm Springs, in less than 48 hours time.is the 2019 BNP Paribas Open in BNP Paribas Open Wells, CA? See the March calendar dates for the ATP men’s and WTA women’s schedule of play.

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The BNP Paribas Open (Indian Wells Masters) is undoubtedly the most resplendent and spectacular tennis tournament outside the four Grand Slams. That to an extent is largely due to an alluring atmosphere and a near two weeks of intense tennis in the 16,000-seat Stadium 1, the second biggest court in tennis.

As the clock ticks before the first ball is struck on Thursday, there is only one name on everyone’s lips. Serbia’s Novak Djokovic retained his status as the dominant tennis player in the world and unsurprisingly he is the talk of the tournament.

The World No.1 captured his 15th Major title at the 2019 Australian Open and he is the overwhelming favorite to clinch a record-breaking 6th title in the Californian desert. Djokovic is tied with rival Roger Federer with five titles, but has played the event four times fewer than the Swiss.

Rafael Nadal could potentially be playing second fiddle to Novak Djokovic for the rest of the year. The Spaniard was soundly beaten in the final of this year’s Australian Open by the Serbian superstar, but he will attempt to put a stranglehold to his record 33 Masters 1000 titles, which is one more than Djokovic. Although the odds are stacked against him, Nadal is a former champion of the event.

Roger Federer, fresh from an historic 100th career singles title in Dubai last weekend, will hope to go one better this year after falling to Juan Martin del Potro in 2018 championship match.

Federer went to the final last year on the back of a 17-match winning streak and held multiple match points before losing in a final set tiebreak. The Swiss jointly holds the record of most titles in Indian Wells alongside Djokovic.

Defending Indian Wells champion Juan Martin del Potro has confirmed his absence from the event due to a recurring knee injury. The Argentine captured his first and only Masters 1000 crown when he outlasted Roger Federer in that epic final last year.

Del Potro missed the season-ending ATP Finals at the tail end of 2018 and the 2019 Australian Open in an effort to recover for his title defence. He returned to action at the Delray Beach Open a fortnight ago, but his struggles were apparent as he lost to Mackenzie McDonald in the second round.

The much-maligned mercurial Australian was unbeatable at the Mexican Open, where he stunned World No.2 Rafael Nadal from two match points down en route to his fifth ATP title.

Kyrgios beat his ailing body throughout the week in Acapulco and that run propelled his ranking to rise to No. 33. He is set to be seeded in Indian Wells following a couple of absentees inside the top 32. The temperamental 23-year-old has beaten Djokovic in this event and many see him as one of the players primed to shock the Serb due to his immense serving and his ability to gamble on pressure points.

Gael Monfils’ personal life this year has been of major interest to the general public, but his on court performances have also caught the eye. Since suffering a surprise defeat to Taylor Fritz in the second round of the Australian Open, Monfils has been a rejuvenated man.

The 32-year-old won in Rotterdam and reached the semifinals in Sofia and Dubai respectively. It will be interesting to see the kind of draw he will get considering the good form he is in at the moment.

The only word to describe Stefanos Tsitsipas is industrious. The young Greek has been a sensation this year with some breathtaking displays during his run to the semifinals of the Australian Open. He shook off his harrowing loss to Nadal in Melbourne and won the ATP 250 event tournament in Marseille before taking the first flight almost immediately to Dubai where he finished runner-up to Federer.

Tsitsipas made his top 10 debut earlier this week following his run to the final, making him the first Greek man achieve that feat. He will certainly be one of the players to watch. Tsitsipas will be gunning for more ranking points as he only reached the second round in his debut appearance last year.

From BNP Paribas:The BNP Paribas Open, the largest ATP Tour and WTA combined two-week event in the world to be held March 4-17 at the Indian Wells Tennis Garden, will feature expansive television coverage on Tennis Channel and ESPN networks, with more than 120 total hours of live action.

Tennis Channel will begin its broadcast on Tuesday, March 5 with a full day of coverage of the ATP Tour Qualifying Round, followed by live coverage of the first-ever Eisenhower Cup presented by Masimo, a special one-night charity event headlined by World No. 2 Rafael Nadal.

Live coverage of the BNP Paribas Open will continue through Saturday, March 16 with men’s and women’s doubles final action. In addition, the popular “Tennis Channel Live at the BNP Paribas Open” will be broadcast daily from a studio in the Indian Wells Tennis Garden Village, beginning Wednesday March 6 through Thursday, March 14 for a full 60 minutes of commentary and analysis prior to live tennis coverage.

Tennis Channel broadcast talent for the BNP Paribas Open will include Mary Carillo, Ted Robinson, Brett Haber, Steve Weissman, Jim Courier, Lindsay Davenport, Martina Navratilova, Paul Annacone, Tracy Austin, Chanda Rubin, Leif Shiras, Jon Wertheim and Prakash Amritraj.

 

Roma vs Porto

Roma and Porto are widely considered Champions League longshots and they meet on Tuesday for the first leg of the round of 16 in the Italian capital. Roma finished in second place in Group G behind Real Madrid with a 3-0-3 record, while Porto dominated Group D, going 5-1-0 to win the group with 16 points, more than any team in the group stage. It’s a tie between two teams that are talented but have lacked consistency entering this affair, struggling to string together quality results domestically.

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Follow along with our live blog here. Here’s how you can watch the match and what to know:

UCL: Roma vs. Porto
Date: Tuesday, Feb. 12
Time: 3 p.m. ET
Location: Stadio Olimpico
TV channel: Galavision
Streaming: fuboTV (Try for free)
Odds: Roma +100 / Porto +280 / Draw +240
Storylines
Roma: The Italian club has had some really poor results as of late. Just over a week ago, the team blew a 3-0 lead at Atalanta and then conceded seven against Fiorentina in the Coppa Italia. But a draw against Milan and a 3-0 win on Friday against Chievo has this club headed in the right direction. The defensive woes are still there, perhaps the cleansheet will have some at the right time as it looks to once again make a run in the cup.

Porto: The Portuguese club has just one win in its last four games, and that is despite conceding only two goals in those games. Just one goal in the last two games is a cause for concern for the second-highest scoring team in Portugal. They back into this one lacking ideas in the final third.

Roma vs. Porto prediction
The Italian side gets a goal from Eden Dzeko in the first half to set the tone, keep a cleansheet and enter the second leg as the favorite.
According to the Action Network, Roma has -185 odds (bet $185 to win $100) to advance to the quarterfinals, giving them a 64.5 percent chance. But while Roma is favored, historical data actually favors Porto, which was given +155 (bet $100 to win $155) odds to advance. Roma has lost its last seven knockout games on the road, and teams facing a 2-1 deficit playing the second leg at home have gone on to advance 13 of 24 times, a little over 54 percent of the time.

FiveThirtyEight gives Roma a 56 percent chance to advance to the quarterfinals.
A win for Porto puts it in the final eight for the first time since the 2014-15 season. Roma will be looking to make back-to-back quarterfinals for the first time in more than a decade.
Porto will get a pair of fresh legs in this match, as Moussa Marega, who has scored five Champions League goals this season, is now fit. He missed the first leg of this series. To score, Marega will likely have to best Roma’s top defender, Kostas Manolas. The outcome of this one-on-one battle could have a lot of influence on the scoreline.

In their last five road matches across all competitions, Roma has been poor on defense, conceding 15 goals. Porto has scored in each of its 21 home matches this season.

Both teams are coming off big defeats in their domestic leagues and are looking to restore morale. Roma fell 3-0 to Lazio in its last match, while Porto lost 2-1 at home to Benfica. Prior to their loss to Lazio, Roma had won four in a row.

Will Roma hold its advantage or will Porto knock the Serie A side out of UEFA Champions League play for the third time since 1982?

Flames vs Golden Knights

Flames vs Golden Knights : Matthew Tkachuk and Johnny Gaudreau tied career-highs with four points each as the Calgary Flames defeated the Vegas Golden Knights 7-2 Monday night.

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Fans can enjoy the mixed reality Tissot Buzzer Beater game, where they can test their skills against the iconic Tissot shot clock, the Tissot Style Watch video experience, which lets fans take their walk down an arena runway and make their style statement in the hottest Tissot watches, and an interactive art installation by NBA artist to the stars, Victor Solomon. Fans can wear their Tissot watch, or buy one there, to get VIP access to the Tissot Quickster line for all events and activations. The Tissot Style Lounge is at Space B-126 at The Epicentre and will be open for retail sales Thursday, February 14 from 10:00 AM-5:00 PM, Friday, February 15-Saturday, February 16 from 10:00 AM-10:00 PM and Sunday, February 17 from 10:00 AM-9:00 PM, with all activation elements beginning at 12:00 PM daily.

Rookie Trae Young will be gifting his MTN DEW ICE Rising Stars teammates on the USA Team with their very own Tissot watches and NBA legend Tony Parker will be welcoming players on the World Team to his new home city of Charlotte with their own Tissot timepieces. The brand will also be awarding custom watches to the winners of the State Farm All-Star Saturday Night events, captains, first-timers and the head coaches of the 2019 All-Star teams, along with other NBA All-Stars, NBA Legends, and influencers throughout the NBA family.Jonathan-Ismael Diaby is not used to quitting.

In 2014, Bruins fans hurled racial epithets at PK Subban online when the star hockey player scored a game-winning goal for the Montreal Canadiens. These incidents are familiar to Peter Worrell, a retired pro-hockey player who played in the National Hockey League for seven years in the late 1990s and early 2000s.

“It’s the same crap that people do all the time,” he told the BBC. “It always goes back to the monkey, it always goes back to the bananas, it always goes back to ‘go back to Africa'”.

He says racist taunts were a common occurrence in junior league arenas. His most vivid memory was from a game played at the Marcel-Bédard Arena in Beauport, Quebec, when he was just 17.

An aggressive fan of the home team was at it again with the same old racist insults. But this time, his tormentor was joined by several others, cheering him and egging him on.

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Meanwhile, Worrell sat on the bench, trying his best to tune them out. “The biggest thing I remember is a sense of helplessness,” Worrell says. Worrell thanks his coaches and his teammates for sticking by him that day, and letting him know that what was done to him was done to everyone.

But he still wonders why more wasn’t done to remove the disruptive fans.

Diaby wonders too. Security officials did little to intervene when his family was being harassed, even going so far as to suggest his parents move seats to defuse the situation.

Since the incident received widespread coverage, the North American Hockey League, the semi-pro league Diaby plays in, said it would increase arena security and implement new measures to try to eliminate discriminatory behaviour.

Stories like Diaby’s and Worrell’s challenge two of Canada’s most cherished institutions – hockey and multiculturalism. Canadians like to believe they are, indeed have a worldwide reputation for being, polite and egalitarian. The fact that this sort of hate is happening in small-town hockey rinks is difficult to fathom for many.

Is it hockey that has the race problem or is it society that has the race problem?” asks David Singh, a sports journalist for SportsNet. “The simplest answer is that hockey has predominantly been a white sport and it’s been viewed as a white sport since forever.”

Willie O’Ree became the first black player in the NHL in 1958, more than a decade after Jackie Robinson took the baseball field for the Brooklyn Dodgers. Today, about 7% of NHL hockey players identify as non-white. Compare that to two-thirds of NFL football players, three-quarters of NBA basketball players, or about 60% of MLB baseball players.

These statistics can lead some to question why black athletes would play hockey. “Basketball isn’t made for black people. Hockey isn’t made for whites,” Worrell says.

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The fact that this sort of hate is happening in small-town hockey rinks is difficult to fathom for many.

Is it hockey that has the race problem or is it society that has the race problem?” asks David Singh, a sports journalist for SportsNet.

“The simplest answer is that hockey has predominantly been a white sport and it’s been viewed as a white sport since forever.”

Willie O’Ree became the first black player in the NHL in 1958, more than a decade after Jackie Robinson took the baseball field for the Brooklyn Dodgers.

Today, about 7% of NHL hockey players identify as non-white. Compare that to two-thirds of NFL football players, three-quarters of NBA basketball players, or about 60% of MLB baseball players.These statistics can lead some to question why black athletes would play hockey.”Basketball isn’t made for black people. Hockey isn’t made for whites,” Worrell says.In 2014, Bruins fans hurled racial epithets at PK Subban online when the star hockey player scored a game-winning goal for the Montreal Canadiens.

These incidents are familiar to Peter Worrell, a retired pro-hockey player who played in the National Hockey League for seven years in the late 1990s and early 2000s.

“It’s the same crap that people do all the time,” he told the BBC. “It always goes back to the monkey, it always goes back to the bananas, it always goes back to ‘go back to Africa'”.

He says racist taunts were a common occurrence in junior league arenas. His most vivid memory was from a game played at the Marcel-Bédard Arena in Beauport, Quebec, when he was just 17.

An aggressive fan of the home team was at it again with the same old racist insults. But this time, his tormentor was joined by several others, cheering him and egging him on.

Black in Canada: 10 stories
Meanwhile, Worrell sat on the bench, trying his best to tune them out.

“The biggest thing I remember is a sense of helplessness,” Worrell says.

Worrell thanks his coaches and his teammates for sticking by him that day, and letting him know that what was done to him was done to everyone.

But he still wonders why more wasn’t done to remove the disruptive fans.

Diaby wonders too. Security officials did little to intervene when his family was being harassed, even going so far as to suggest his parents move seats to defuse the situation.

Since the incident received widespread coverage, the North American Hockey League, the semi-pro league Diaby plays in, said it would increase arena security and implement new measures to try to eliminate discriminatory behaviour.

Stories like Diaby’s and Worrell’s challenge two of Canada’s most cherished institutions – hockey and multiculturalism. Canadians like to believe they are, indeed have a worldwide reputation for being, polite and egalitarian.

 

Porto vs AS Roma

Porto vs AS Roma: UEFA Champions League, watch online, TV channel, prediction, pick, odds Roma and Porto are widely considered Champions League longshots and they meet on Tuesday for the first leg of the round of 16 in the Italian capital.

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Roma finished in second place in Group G behind Real Madrid with a 3-0-3 record, while Porto dominated Group D, going 5-1-0 to win the group with 16 points, more than any team in the group stage. It’s a tie between two teams that are talented but have lacked consistency entering this affair, struggling to string together quality results domestically.

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Here’s how you can watch the match and what to know:

UCL: Roma vs. Porto
Date: Tuesday, Feb. 12
Time: 3 p.m. ET
Location: Stadio Olimpico
TV channel: Galavision
Streaming: fuboTV (Try for free)
Odds: Roma +100 / Porto +280 / Draw +240

Storylines
Roma: The Italian club has had some really poor results as of late. Just over a week ago, the team blew a 3-0 lead at Atalanta and then conceded seven against Fiorentina in the Coppa Italia.

But a draw against Milan and a 3-0 win on Friday against Chievo has this club headed in the right direction. The defensive woes are still there, perhaps the cleansheet will have some at the right time as it looks to once again make a run in the cup.

Porto: The Portuguese club has just one win in its last four games, and that is despite conceding only two goals in those games. Just one goal in the last two games is a cause for concern for the second-highest scoring team in Portugal. They back into this one lacking ideas in the final third.

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Australia currently sits at the top of the table having won against New Zealand (2-0) and Korea Republic (4-1) in their two previous matches.

However, Argentina is down the other end of the table, having lost both games to Korea Republic (5-0) and New Zealand (2-0).

The history between the two teams is quite small. They’ve played each other just once previously but that was back in 1995 for the Havelange Trophy in Brazil.

Australia has played South American sides a number of times before with their most recent encounter being Chile but they also come up against Brazil at the Women’s World Cup in June. However, looking at these two teams its noticeable that playing regular international matches has helped them gain experience and grow on the international stage.

Unfortunately, Argentina is on the back foot due to a lack of game time. In 2017, they played just one match, which was against Chile and while they were able to play more matches since then playing nine in 2018, it is rare they will play national teams from outside of the Americas.

Meanwhile, the Matildas played 11 games in 2017 and last year played 23.

So already there is a stark difference in the amount of international experience each side has going into this match.

Manchester United looks to keep its European dream alive when it visits Paris Saint-Germain in the Champions League round of 16 second leg on Wednesday. The Red Devils, without the suspended Paul Pogba, aim to overcome a 2-0 deficit after losing the first leg at Old Trafford last month. PSG, meanwhile, are still without the services of Neymar due to injury.

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The 3-2 win moves Manchester United into sole possession of fourth place, setting up a furious battle for the Champions League places in the coming weeks. Chelsea seem to have overcome the Kepa-Sarri drama with two straight league victories, while Tottenham Hotspur and Arsenal both dropped points this weekend. That means just five points separate these sides with only two CL spots still up for grabs.

But Saturday wasn’t all good news for United. Alexis Sánchez suffered an injury to his knee ligaments and looks set for a spell on the sidelines. No official word from the club yet, but some early reports suggest Alexis will be out for 6-8 weeks.

United won’t be getting back any of their other injured players, either. With Paul Pogba suspended — and Nemanja Matić and Ander Herrera still out — Solskjaer will be missing his entire first-choice midfield. Scott McTominay, Andreas Pereira, and Fred might be his only choice.

And, with Anthony Martial, Jesse Lingard, and Alexis out too, the frontline doesn’t look much better. Diogo Dalot impressed in an advanced position this weekend, so don’t be surprised if he’s back there on Wednesday. Lukaku and Rashford are sure starters, but Solskjaer doesn’t have many other options right now.

PSG, too, are juggling injuries. Neymar and Edinson Cavani remain out for the Parisians — although they didn’t seem to miss them last month at Old Trafford. Kylian Mbappé utterly wrecked United’s defense, while Marco Verratti and Angel Di Maria both produced plenty of dangerous chances. It says a lot about PSG’s quality that missing two world-class stars barely impacted their performance.

Leading into the first leg, there was some thought that PSG were stumbling. Not anymore. In their last five matches, they’ve won them all while allowing only two goals. In that time, they’ve outscored their opponents 14-2. PSG’s lead in Ligue 1 stands at a commanding 17 points, allowing them to turn their full attention to the Champions League.

That showed a bit this weekend. Thomas Tuchel’s side scrapped their way to a 2-1 win at lowly Caen on Saturday. After falling behind, Mbappé bailed his club out with a second-half brace. That makes six goals for the 20-year-old since the first United match, pushing his season total to 29(!). There’s just no stopping him.

But Tuchel’s not taking anything for granted. “It’s important to win before a game like the one that awaits us against Manchester,” he said after the Caen comeback.

Mbappé agreed. “The coach insisted on winning this match to prepare for the visit of Manchester. That’s what we did. We will come home, rest, and prepare well for the important match which awaits us on Wednesday.”

This might be the end of Manchester United’s Champions League run this season, but few gave the Reds much of a chance at Juventus and we all saw how that turned out.

But, at minimum, it will take victory by a two-goal margin. 2-0 sends the tie to extra-time, while any other two-goal win (3-1, 4-2, etc.) would send the Reds through to the quarterfinals on away goals. It’s a lot to ask — and PSG looked nigh unbeatable last month at Old Trafford — but Solskjaer’s got his players believing that anything is possible.
Champions League: PSG vs. Manchester United
Date: Wednesday, March 6
Time: 3 p.m. ET
Location: Parc de Princes
TV channel: TNT and UniMas
Streaming: fuboTV (Try for free)
Odds: PSG -225 / United +590 / Draw +360
Storylines
PSG: For Thomas Tuchel’s team, just one goal may be enough. If PSG can score one goal, it will force Manchester United to need three. That would in turn force the Red Devils to go forward in numbers, and few teams can punish you on the counter as much as this PSG side. Just a goal will likely be enough to make the quarterfinals and keep their main goal of winning Europe alive.

Man. United: There’s hope for United. The team has been in quality form in attack as of late, and they are certainly going to need goals. Remember, this team went to Juventus and won in the group stage, so there is no reason why they can’t do it again here. Romelu Lukaku hasn’t been the first-choice striker but four goals in his last two league games may warrant some serious minutes in this one.

PSG vs. United predictionWith their backs against the Champions League wall, Manchester United face Paris Saint-Germain at the Parc des Princes on Wednesday. Overturning the 2-0 deficit will be no easy feat, especially considering the club’s current injury situation and Paul Pogba’s suspension.

Still, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer insists that there’s plenty of belief among his squad. “We go into every game with confidence and belief and we will do the same against PSG on Wednesday. We know it is an uphill task, but we can do it. It has happened before.”

“This club has had so many great comebacks. We’ve got eight straight [away] wins, confidence is high, and if we are still in the game with 20 minutes to go, who knows?”

Even if the odds remain long in Paris, Solskjaer’s right about the club’s confidence. His Reds are still buzzing after a thrilling come-from-behind victory over Southampton at the weekend. The Saints took an early lead, but a wonder-goal off the foot of Andreas Pereira pulled United level in the 53rd minute.

And Romelu Lukaku continued his strong play by twice scoring the go-ahead goal in the second half. With Marcus Rashford just back from injury and cooling off a bit (no goals in over a month), this is the perfect time for Lukaku to hit his stride.

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Manchester United looks to keep its European dream alive when it visits Paris Saint-Germain in the Champions League round of 16 second leg on Wednesday. The Red Devils, without the suspended Paul Pogba, aim to overcome a 2-0 deficit after losing the first leg at Old Trafford last month. PSG, meanwhile, are still without the services of Neymar due to injury.

Here’s how you can watch the match and what to know:

Champions League: PSG vs. Manchester United
Date: Wednesday, March 6
Time: 3 p.m. ET
Location: Parc de Princes
TV channel: TNT and UniMas
Streaming: fuboTV (Try for free)
Odds: PSG -225 / United +590 / Draw +360
Storylines
PSG: For Thomas Tuchel’s team, just one goal may be enough. If PSG can score one goal, it will force Manchester United to need three. That would in turn force the Red Devils to go forward in numbers, and few teams can punish you on the counter as much as this PSG side. Just a goal will likely be enough to make the quarterfinals and keep their main goal of winning Europe alive.

Man. United: There’s hope for United. The team has been in quality form in attack as of late, and they are certainly going to need goals. Remember, this team went to Juventus and won in the group stage, so there is no reason why they can’t do it again here. Romelu Lukaku hasn’t been the first-choice striker but four goals in his last two league games may warrant some serious minutes in this one.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has named eight players to come through Manchester United’s academy in his travelling squad to face Paris Saint-Germain on Wednesday as he heads into the match without 10 first-team players.

The Red Devils confirmed Solskjaer’s 20-man selection for the UEFA Champions League last-16 clash on Tuesday:
The Norwegian has been forced to call on United’s crop of young players as they’re missing more than a third of their first-team squad.

Paul Pogba is suspended after he was sent off in the first leg, which United lost 2-0 at Old Trafford courtesy of goals from Presnel Kimpembe and Kylian Mbappe, while nine others are out injured:

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In their place, teenagers Tahith Chong, James Garner, Angel Gomes, Mason Greenwood and Brandon Williams are joining established academy graduates Marcus Rashford, Scott McTominay and Andreas Pereira in the senior side at the Parc des Princes.

Rich Fay of the Manchester Evening News gave his take on how United might line up, based on Solskjaer’s selection:

United have the unenviable task of overturning their first-leg deficit in Paris, and that will be considerably harder when their most senior midfielder is Fred.

The 26-year-old arrived at the club in a £52 million move last summer, but he has struggled to impress Solskjaer or his predecessor Jose Mourinho. The Brazilian has been limited to 17 appearances in all competitions for United, and completed 90 minutes on just four occasions.

United need him to put on a performance on Wednesday, because Rashford and Romelu Lukaku will be relying on those behind them to provide as much ammunition as possible.

As for the Red Devils’ youngsters, the match will provide a valuable experience. Like Fred, they too have the chance to impress and stake a claim for further appearances.
Despite their rampaging red-hot form, Manchester United have been plagued with injuries. This comes at a time when a victory alone won’t be enough for the Red Devils. United lost their home leg 2-0 to PSG and now they need to hit the net a minimum of three times if they want to progress to the quarter-finals.

Alexis Sanchez was the latest casualty who had to be substituted for Diogo Dalot against Southampton, last Saturday. Martial has been out of action since. Lingard came in as a sub against Liverpool, only to pull his hamstring and go out yet again.

Ander Herrera and Nemanja Matic – the crucial midfield duo are out to muscle injuries too. Paul Pogba who was shown a red card in the closing minutes of the first leg, which the fans found a bit harsh, is set to serve a one-match ban.

This rules out United’s entire first preferred mid-field. The Red Devils are left with Scott McTominay, Fred and Andreas Pereira in the central midfield which also opens doors for James Garner, the 17-year-old midfielder who made his first-team debut vs Crystal Palace game, in place of Fred.

Maple Leafs vs Canucks

Maple Leafs vs Canucks : The Maple Leafs continue a three-game swing through western Canada with their lone visit of the season Wednesday night to Vancouver. Toronto opened this three-game trip with one of its most impressive wins of the season, 6-2 at Calgary on Monday.

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In 2014, Bruins fans hurled racial epithets at PK Subban online when the star hockey player scored a game-winning goal for the Montreal Canadiens.

These incidents are familiar to Peter Worrell, a retired pro-hockey player who played in the National Hockey League for seven years in the late 1990s and early 2000s.

“It’s the same crap that people do all the time,” he told the BBC. “It always goes back to the monkey, it always goes back to the bananas, it always goes back to ‘go back to Africa'”.

He says racist taunts were a common occurrence in junior league arenas. His most vivid memory was from a game played at the Marcel-Bédard Arena in Beauport, Quebec, when he was just 17.

An aggressive fan of the home team was at it again with the same old racist insults. But this time, his tormentor was joined by several others, cheering him and egging him on.

Black in Canada: 10 stories
Meanwhile, Worrell sat on the bench, trying his best to tune them out.

“The biggest thing I remember is a sense of helplessness,” Worrell says.

Worrell thanks his coaches and his teammates for sticking by him that day, and letting him know that what was done to him was done to everyone.

But he still wonders why more wasn’t done to remove the disruptive fans.

Diaby wonders too. Security officials did little to intervene when his family was being harassed, even going so far as to suggest his parents move seats to defuse the situation.

Since the incident received widespread coverage, the North American Hockey League, the semi-pro league Diaby plays in, said it would increase arena security and implement new measures to try to eliminate discriminatory behaviour.

Stories like Diaby’s and Worrell’s challenge two of Canada’s most cherished institutions – hockey and multiculturalism. Canadians like to believe they are, indeed have a worldwide reputation for being, polite and egalitarian.

The fact that this sort of hate is happening in small-town hockey rinks is difficult to fathom for many.

Is it hockey that has the race problem or is it society that has the race problem?” asks David Singh, a sports journalist for SportsNet.

“The simplest answer is that hockey has predominantly been a white sport and it’s been viewed as a white sport since forever.”

Willie O’Ree became the first black player in the NHL in 1958, more than a decade after Jackie Robinson took the baseball field for the Brooklyn Dodgers.

Today, about 7% of NHL hockey players identify as non-white. Compare that to two-thirds of NFL football players, three-quarters of NBA basketball players, or about 60% of MLB baseball players.

These statistics can lead some to question why black athletes would play hockey.

“Basketball isn’t made for black people. Hockey isn’t made for whites,” Worrell says.

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Capitals vs Flyers : The Washington Capitals and the Philadelphia Flyers meet in NHL action from the Wells Fargo Center on Wednesday night.The Washington Capitals will look to build on their current 4-game winning streak after a 3-2 shootout win over the New York Rangers last time out.

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At 24, the defenceman has been playing semi-pro hockey hockey for almost a decade. On the ice, he is focused, methodical and surprisingly agile for his 6’5″ frame. He also happens to be black.

But after fans hurled racial insults at him and harassed his family, he decided to walk out mid-game.

“I was conflicted… I just wanted to fling my stick in the guy’s face,” he told the BBC after the incident.

“But then I was thinking of doing what I did, which was to leave the game peacefully and make a change after.”

Trying to raise awareness for the racism that visible minority athletes face is what he is doing now.

Video of the incident and Diaby’s subsequent openness about the experience have caused a stir in Canada, where hockey is more than just a sport: it is an intrinsic part of national identity.

The video shows a fan of the opposing team confronting Diaby in the penalty box. The man can be seen making a racist gesture, and showing Diaby a picture on his mobile phone of a baboon.

Soon, several fans began to harass Diaby’s family and his girlfriend, touching their hair and telling his father (a former pro-footballer in the Ivory Coast) to “go back home”.

That’s when Diaby decided enough was enough – so he went to the locker room to change and then left with his family.

“Being a visible minority, we deal with it every day,” he says. “But that was the first time I saw a big group of people pushing towards negativity like that.”

League commissioner Jean-François Laplante has apologised to Diaby and his family.

“Racist, sexist, homophobic comments are completely unacceptable and cannot be tolerated, whether it’s in everyday life or in our arenas,” he said.

But it is not the first time a hockey player has been harassed for his race.In April, Detroit Red Wings prospect Givani Smith had to have police escort him to junior league play-off games after receiving numerous racially motivated hate messages and death threats on social media.

Philadelphia Flyers forward Wayne Simmonds has had bananas thrown at him on the ice.