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Former Leicester captain Matt Elliott has praised the professional approach of the current team as they close in on their first ever Premier League title success. Cheap Nick Perry Jersey . The Foxes are seven points clear at the top of the table with just six games remaining.Claudio Ranieris side have away matches against Sunderland, Manchester United and Chelsea remaining, while West Ham, Swansea and Everton all have to visit Leicester. And with excitement building around Leicester, Elliott reckons Ranieri and his players are impressively calm.Elliott told Sky Sports News HQ: I think the players are OK, they are the only ones who seem to be keeping a cool head in and around the city of Leicester. Supporters understandably are getting carried away, some a little bit too much, but you cant blame them for that.Claudio Ranieri is trying to keep a lid on things, rightly so, and so far the players are managing to do that.Elliott played 245 games in the Foxes defence between 1997 and 2005, and he believes the current back-five have been crucial in the teams unexpected rise to the top of the table.And Leicesters ability to grind out results in the manner Chelsea, Manchester United and Manchester City have all managed in recent years has convinced the 47-year-old his old club will be crowned champions. Matt Elliott spent eight years at Leicester Elliott said: Not so long ago Chelsea were credited for opening the scoring, sitting on that lead and shutting the game out, and Leicester have pretty much done the same over the last half-dozen games, five of them have been 1-0 victories.Theyve conceded six goals in 14 games, and the way theyve turned things round, not just this season, but the back end of last season as well is miraculous. They are looking good.I watch them every week home and away, and I get a good understanding of how the players are, and they have been mightily impressive. I do expect them to go and see it through, but a lot of hard work is to be done.Elliott is an admirer of the central defensive partnership between Robert Huth and Jamaica international Wes Morgan. Leicester defenders Robert Huth (left) and Wes Morgan Morgan scored the only goal of the game against Southampton at the weekend, but Elliott believes the discipline of the duo has inspired others in the team.Elliott said: He is just one of a number, but he does typify everything that is good about Leicester City. What a lot of people dont realise is Wes went through the whole summer without a break.He had two international breaks, not just one, for Jamaica and had literally a weeks break. Tottenham can still catch Leicester, according to Ledley King Hes come through it, played every game and been immense at the back alongside Robert Huth and the rest of the back four. Hes getting all the attention at the moment for scoring the winner at the weekend. Its his turn, other players will have their turn as well, its a collective effort from Leicester.The stats are there, clean sheets, theyre helping and assisting with those alongside the whole team, they defend very well as a complete unit, but those two have been steadfast. Defending balls in the box they are as good as any in the Premier League.A lot of people were a little bit sceptical, would they be able to work as a partnership? But theyve certainly proved any doubters wrong. Get Sky Sports Join us and watch the race for the Premier League live on Sky Sports. Fast and easy online upgrade Cheap Clay Matthews Jersey . The game was the first of two international friendlies that Canada is playing during the international break, with the second game against Slovenia set for Tuesday in Celje. Canada looked uncomfortable defensively throughout the game, and every free kick that came into Canadas penalty box looked like ending up in the back of the net. 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Edwin Encarnacion led off the seventh with a homer to tie the game 3-3 and, with two out in the seventh, Munenori Kawasaki came through with the two-out single to score pinch-runner Steve Tolleson with what proved to be the winning run.TORONTO - Patrick Patterson said the memory of last years Raptors playoff run, and the heartbreaking way it ended, was on his mind from the moment he woke up Wednesday morning.If Wednesday night was a chance at payback, the Raptors accomplished it with a slam dunk — a 105-89 rout of the rival Brooklyn Nets.Im definitely happy that we won the game, that we handled our business out there, Patterson said. It was a bit of revenge in my eyes, even though its a different team, even though they have different personnel, it was still a great environment, just like Game 7.Kyle Lowry had 20 points and 12 assists, while Jonas Valanciunas added 16 points and 10 rebounds for the Raptors (20-6), who reached 20 wins before Christmas for the first time in franchise history.Patterson, Amir Johnson, and Greivis Vasquez finished with 13 points apiece.The game marked the first meeting between the two teams since the Nets dispatched the Raptors in seven games in the opening round of the playoffs — a spirited series that saw Raptors GM Masai Ujiri drop an F-bomb, and drew thousands of fans to Maple Leaf Square each game.But Raptors coach Dwane Casey said Wednesdays game, which was also Drake Night, wasnt about revenge.Were on a different path. Next game. Im already thinking about Detroit (Friday), Casey said.He said hes proud of the teams record as the fastest to reach 20 wins. But the coach is never one to celebrate.We are proud, everything weve done is to benefit the growth of our team, Casey said. But as you see, we have a lot of areas that we can improve on. Im a realist, where Im going to continue to pick out the places where we need to grow and get better.The Raptors entered the night with a half-game lead over idle Washington atop the Eastern Conference, and a full eight games ahead of the Nets in the race for the Atlantic Division title.The two teams paced each other for most of the night in a game that saw 11 lead changes through the first three quarters. The Raptors took just a 76-73 advantage into the fourth.But the Raptors have become known for their strong fourth quarters, especially at the Air Canada Centre, and Wednesday was no different. When Patterson drained a three-pointer with 4:35 to play, it put the Raptors up by 14 and brought the fans out of their seats.The Raptors owned the Nets over the final few minutes. When Joe Johnson went 0-for-3 at the free throw line, chantts of Brooklyn sucks! rolled around the arena. Cheap Packers Jerseys Authentic. And by the time Vasquez scored on a three-pointer with a minute to play, it gave the Raptors an 18-point lead.Much to the fans delight, rookie Bruno Caboclo made an appearance — the second of his career — for the games final few seconds, prompting chants of Lets go Bru-no!He went in for the wrong guy, too. We have to get that cleaned up, Casey said, with a chuckle. I tell you what, the young kid is going to be a player, the coach added. Ive never seen a young kid work as hard as he works on his game each and every day. He lives basketball, he sleeps it. . . so hes living the dream right now and Im so happy for him.Mason Plumlee had 23 points to top the Nets (10-14), while Joe Johnson added 17. The Raptors dropped Game 7 of last seasons playoff series in a 104-103 loss to the Nets at the ACC.Casey said it took him a couple of months to get over that loss.Going over each play, what we could have done different — the whole series, the playoff approach, the coach said. When youre that intense for that period of time, it takes a while to shut it down.Drake hosted his second annual Drake Night. All 19,800 fans were given keepsake T-shirts, and the Canadian rapper, whos also the teams global ambassador, did the pre-game player introductions.Drake said he chose the Nets for his night because of the obvious rivalry.If theres anybody that I want to beat, its the Nets, Drake said. Obviously, Ive got much love for New York and Brooklyn but in this particular arena at this particular moment, the one thing I want to do is knock out Brooklyn.The Raptors allowed the Nets to shoot 59 per cent in the first quarter, and trailed by 11 points after a three-pointer by Mirza Teletovic with 1:38 left in the frame. The Nets took a 30-22 advantage into the second.Johnson led the way with seven points and five boards in a second quarter that saw the Raptors outscore the Nets 31-22. Lowry banked a jumper off the glass to send them into the halftime break up 53-52.Valanciunas poured in 10 points in the third, and the Raptors took a six-point lead on a dunk from Landry Fields. They led by three with one quarter left.The Raptors are in Detroit on Friday, then return home to host the New York Knicks on Sunday. . . They head west for a gruelling six-game road trip while the world junior hockey championships are in Toronto. 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