UEFA is in talks with clubs to change the format of the Champions League from 2018. Bernardo Silva Jersey . One of the proposals under discussion is an expanded knockout round followed by a group stage made up of eight teams in two groups.If the proposal were to be adopted there would be more games between the so-called big clubs. Each team in the group stage would be guaranteed a total of 14 matches home and away. CL changes Q&A SSNHQs Anton Toloui explains the proposed changes The format would also allow more clubs from Europes biggest leagues to qualify for the competition. AC Milan, who have won the European Cup seven times, have not played in the Champions League since 2014 and current Premier League champions Chelsea are likely to miss out next season.A new format is being discussed to head off the threat of a breakaway Super League. Some of Europes leading clubs, represented by the European Clubs Association, want a new format to increase revenues and make the competition more exciting. Chelsea won the Champions League in 2012 but are unlikely to qualify this year No changes can be made until the 2018-19 season due to TV and marketing rights to the competition, which are sold in three-year cycles. The 2015-16 season is the first year of a three-year period.The process for selling the next set of rights will start at the end of this year and any new format would need to be agreed by then.A UEFA spokesman said: UEFA is in constant contact with all stakeholders, including the clubs, on all football matters.Therefore, any plans to evolve the format of our club competitions would be coordinated and negotiated together with them.There are currently no concrete proposals on the table since we are at the beginning of a new cycle of our club competitions. Also See: Leicester to be top seed in CL? Rooney v Ibrahimovic Fourth may not secure CL spot Henry on Champions League draw Danilo Jersey . Second-seeded Sloane Stephens of the United States made lighter work of her day as she beat 2009 champion and Swiss wild card Timea Bacsinszky 6-3, 6-3. Two seeds fell: No. 4 Kirsten Flipkens of Belgium lost to Katarzyna Piter of Poland 6-4, 6-2, and No. Nicolas Otamendi Jersey .com) - Tony Parker scored 17 points to lead the San Antonio Spurs to a comfortable 99-85 win over the Los Angeles Lakers on Friday. http://www.tmancitysoccershop.com/ . "I was so nervous," Hadley said Sunday after winning the Puerto Rico Open for his first PGA Tour victory. "I did not eat well last night.LONG BEACH, Calif. - Ryan Hunter-Reay, determined to rebound from a disappointing season, is off to a strong start in what he hopes will be another run toward the IndyCar championship. Hunter-Reay won the pole Saturday for the 40th Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach, knocking teammate James Hinchcliffe of Oakville, Ont., from the top spot while ensuring an all-Andretti Autosport front row. Hunter-Reay won three poles last year, but as his performance tapered off in the second half of the season, he was unable to defend his 2012 championship. He opened this year with a second-place finish at St. Petersburg, and now will try for his first win of the season Sunday at Long Beach. "It just comes down to this team giving me what I need when I need it," the American said after turning a lap in 1 minute, 7.8219 seconds on the temporary course through the streets of downtown. Hinchcliffe wound up second after his lap at 1 minute, 7.9403 seconds. "If you are going to lose pole, it might as well be to a teammate," Hinchcliffe said. Sebastien Bourdais was third, followed by Josef Newgarden, rookie Jack Hawksworth and Simon Pagenaud. Honda drivers made up five of the Fast Six spots, with Bourdais the only Chevrolet representative. "What a qualifying session — you never knew who was going to put in the best lap," Hunter-Reay said. "It was anybodys session." Well, not anybody. The session was surprising for who didnt advance into the later rounds. Defending race winner Takuma Sato didnt make it out of the first group, and was penalized for interfering with Hunter-Reay during his lap. The punishment stripped Sato of his two fastest laps in the session. "Tough qualifying session," Sato said. Also failing to advance was Indianapolis 500 winnner Tony Kanaan, making his second start for Target/Chip Ganassi Racing. Leroy Sane Jersey. In the next group, Will Power failed to move on for just the second time in his career. He last failed to advance out of the first round at Brazil last season. "Obviously, the team is starting a lot further back then we had hoped," Power said. "We just have to try to make that work from where we are and do the best we can tomorrow." Defending series champion Scott Dixon did advance into the second round, as did runner-up Helio Castroneves. But neither made it into the Fast Six round, shutting both Team Penske and Chip Ganassi Racing out of the final group. Juan Pablo Montoya continued to struggle in his return to IndyCar after seven seasons in NASCAR. As he was pushing for more speed on his last qualifying attempt, he lost control of his car and hit the wall. Hell start 16th on Sunday. "We keep gaining on it and I definitely think we had a car that was capable of the Fast Six. We just brushed the wall in turn four," he said. "I was trying hard to get that extra two tenths and it didnt work out." Also struggling on Saturday was Graham Rahal, who has not found much speed and qualified last in the 23-car field. Oriol Servia, making his first start of the season for Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing, also struggled in morning practice but picked up some speed in qualifying and advanced into the second round. Servia was eliminated in that round and will start 12th. "We tried to make more changes to get the balance in the car better and then tried some bigger ones for qualifying," Rahal said. "We are just struggling with overall grip. Oriol had a big grip gain on alternate tires and I didnt feel it. We have a lot of work to do." Cheap Canadiens Jerseys Cheap Predators Jerseys Cheap Devils Jerseys Cheap Islanders Jerseys Cheap Rangers Jerseys Cheap Senators Jerseys Cheap Flyers Jerseys Cheap Penguins Jerseys Cheap Sharks Jerseys Cheap Blues Jerseys Cheap Lightning Jerseys Cheap Maple Leafs Jerseys Cheap Canucks Jerseys Cheap Golden Knights Jerseys Cheap Capitals Jerseys Cheap Winnipeg Jets Jerseys ' ' '