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European Champions Cup kicks off this weekend and we look at the players who will be lighting up the tournament in round one. Bill Lee Jersey . The Champions Cup kicks off this week as the best teams across Europe bid to book their place in the final at Murrayfield next May.Defending Champions Saracens kick-off their campaign with a tough away trip to Toulon, while last years runners-up Racing 92 host Munster on Sunday. We have plenty of live action this week and you can keep up to date with all the games on our live blogs. Here are just a few of the players we will be keeping a close eye on this weekend.Wasps v Zebre (Saturday, Sky Sports 2 HD from 12.30pm)Wasps will be looking for maximum points against Zebre on Saturday and this could get messy for the Italian club. Wasps are in superb form at the moment and have plenty of players on fire. Look out for wingers Frank Halai and Josh Bassett, who both should get on the score sheet.Ashley Johnson, who switched from flanker to hooker, is back in the backrow this week. A big ball carrier for Wasps, Johnson is also massive on defence and will be looking to put some of his traditional big hits in on Saturday.  Zebres Andries Van Schalkwyk Zebre may not have won a game this season in the PRO12 but pushed Glasgow close last week. Their No 8 Andries Van Schalkwyk is a real workhorse and will do his best to try and make some inroads with his carrying against Wasps.Connacht v Toulouse (Saturday, Sky Sports 4 HD from 5.30pm) The defending PRO12 champions may not have had the best start to this seasons campaign but wins against Edinburgh and Ulster will have given them some confidence heading into this game. Connacht centre Bundee Aki Centre Bundee Aki is the man to look out for here - a rather quick powerhouse, he will relish running at the likes of Florian Fritz and Yann David.For Toulouse, lock Richie Gray is a world class player and has been in great form for them this season in the Top 14. On the bench, they also have Talalelei Gray (no relation to Richie!) who gives the Toulouse backrow a little more oomph and a little more balance. Toulouses Scottish lock Richie Gray (R) vies with Lyons players during the French Top 14 Toulouse are guilty of being a bit too pedestrian at times - relying on their heavy plodders - but Talalelei has got a lot of energy and a tremendous work rate.Northampton v Montpellier (Saturday, Sky Sports 2 HD from 5pm) The battle of the No 8s between Louis Picamoles and Pierre Spies is certainly going to be interesting. Picamoles loves to carry while Spies is more of a linking and offloading No 8.  Louis Picamoles on the charge for Saints Winger George North is always exciting when he gets the ball and will be hoping his forwards can win enough front-foot ball for him to make the most of his skills.For Montpellier, flanker Jacques Du Plessis is outstanding. Hes all about the physicality and power game and is a one-man wrecking ball. Montpellier wing Nemani Nadolo takes on Pau full-back Charly Malie Another winger who will cause havoc if he gets enough ball is Nemani Nadolo -  a massive man who can go around or through defences. Miles Harrison catches up with Northampton head coach Jim Mallinder ahead of their opening Champions Cup clash with Montpellier Bordeaux-Begles v Ulster (Sunday, Sky Sports 3 HD from 12.30pm) Its the battle of the Ireland No 10s as Ian Madigan and Paddy Jackson go head-to-head. They know each other pretty well and are both in excellent form for their respective clubs.  Bordeaux-Begles fly-half Ian Madigan Scrum-half Baptiste Serin starts on the bench for Bordeaux but watch out when he does come on. Hes got amazing pace and loves to snipe around the fringes and darting through any holes.Its a big blow for Ulster that Charles Piutau is out injured but the good news is that Andrew Trimble is back and will skipper the side from the wing. Ulster wing Andrew Trimble with the Champions Cup Racing 92 v Munster (Sunday, Sky Sports 2 HD from 3pm) All the talk is about Dan Carter but Maxime Machenaud, Racings goal kicking No 9, is so crucial for them. He is the glue that holds them together and will play a key role in their campaign. Racing 92 scrum-half Maxime Machenaud in action against Clermont Camille Chat is another big player for Racing - he usually comes off the bench but he starts against Munster and expect plenty of barnstorming action from the hooker.Racings scrum is pretty impressive and Munster will really need to get on the front foot here if they can. Munsters CJ Stander Prop Dave Kilcoyne has passed his concussion assessment and will need to have a big game while CJ Stander will certainly be taking the fight to Racing 92. You can watch Champions Cup rugby, plus Englands tour of Bangladesh and the British Masters on Sky Sports. Upgrade now and enjoy six months at half price! Also See: Champions Cup: Pool previews Rugby on Sky Follow @SkySportsRugby Fixtures and results David Ortiz Jersey . -- Sonny Grays fastball wasnt as sharp as it usually is, and the Oakland Athletics young pitcher even had a quirky replay go against him. Dustin Pedroia Jersey . Six years of waiting are finally over for the Dallas defenceman. Daley had a goal and an assist, Kari Lehtonen recorded his fifth shutout of the season, and the Stars clinched their first playoff berth since 2008 with a 3-0 victory against the St.NEW YORK -- Mets ace Matt Harvey took the next step in his rehabilitation from right elbow surgery, increasing his throwing distance Friday from 90 to 120 feet. Harvey said his target date for throwing off a mound is June 10. "Any sort of progress were making -- obviously right now its being able to move back and throw from a greater distance -- is a step in the right direction," he said. The right-hander said he makes 20 throws at a time from the rehab distance but needs many more as he warms up. While he feels ready to ramp up the rehab and would like to pitch in a major league game this season, Harvey understands the journey back is a long one and he is following the protocol. Harvey had Tommy John surgery Oct. 22, about two months after New York said the first-time All-Star had a partial tear of the ulnar collateral ligament. Recovery from that injury generally takes 12 to 18 months. The plan is for Harvey is to throw at 120 feet for three weeks then move back to 150 feet off flat ground before he throws from the mound. "The process is right where it needs to be and Im extremely happy with how everything feels and how everything is going," he said. "Im excited to move forward." Also, the Mets recalledd shortstop Wilmer Flores from Triple-A Las Vegas and inserted him into the starting lineup for their series opener against Philadelphia. Boston Red Sox Jerseys. "Dont mistake it, we hope that Wilmer gives us some offence but hes got to catch the baseball, too," manager Terry Collins said. Flores, who was signed as a shortstop but played the other three infield positions the last two years, has committed seven errors in 25 games at shortstop with Las Vegas this year. Collins said Flores problem has been throwing the ball to first base. Omar Quintanilla was designated for assignment to make room for Flores. The Mets hope Flores can lift their sagging offence, which hadnt scored in 23 innings entering Friday and was ranked near the bottom of the NL in slugging percentage (.332) and on-base percentage (.300). The Mets were tied with San Diego for the league worst in homers with 20. The 22-year-old Flores was batting .307 with five homers and 25 RBIs for the 51s. First baseman Lucas Duda was out of the lineup Friday because of the stomach flu. Starting shortstop Ruben Tejada is hitting .183 with two extra-base hits and 21 strikeouts in 82 at-bats. 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