Top-seeded Daniela Hantuchova of Slovakia beat last years runner-up Lourdes Dominguez Lino of Spain 7-5, 6-2 on Wednesday to reach the quarterfinals of the Grand Prix SAR. Vans Shoes Sale . Hantuchova won five straight games to take the first set and lead 2-0 in the second. Garbine Muguruza of Spain, Peng Shuai of China and Shahar Peer of Israel also won their second-round matches. The fifth-seeded Muguruza broke serve six times in her 6-3, 6-2 win over Stefanie Voegele of Switzerland. Muguruza will face Peer, who overcame Patricia Mayr-Achleitner of Austria 7-6 (4), 4-6, 7-6 (3) in a match that lasted more than three hours. Peer took a 4-0 lead in the final tiebreaker after Mayr failed to serve out the match at 5-4 and 6-5 in the last set. The sixth-seeded Peng defeated Ukrainian qualifier Maryna Zanevska 6-4, 7-6 (5) to next play Hantuchova. Zanevska made five double-faults and dropped serve at 5-4 in the first set. Peng rallied from a 5-2 deficit in the final set and led 5-1 in the tiebreaker. In her return from injury, Polona Hercog of Slovenia cruised past seventh-seeded Zhang Shuai of China 6-2, 6-2 to move into the second round. Hercog broke Zhang twice in the first set and three times in the second. She has been sidelined by a right rib injury since the Australian Open where she retired in the first round because of a right shoulder injury. Vans Old Skool Sale . Coming off a 6-0 drubbing at Chelsea on Saturday, Arsenal endured another demoralizing result after rallying for a 2-1 lead -- only to concede a fluke equalizer. Cheap Vans Sk8 Hi Shoes . -- Keith Aulie has joined the Tampa Bay Lightning.KEY BISCAYNE, Fla. - Maria Sharapova needed nine match points before she finally closed out a win Saturday in the third round of the Sony Open, beating Lucie Safarova 6-4, 6-7 (7), 6-2. No. 1-ranked Serena Williams won a marathon, too, taking 2 1/2 hours to eliminate Caroline Garcia 6-4, 4-6, 6-4. Mens No. 1 Rafael Nadal began a bid for his first Key Biscayne title by beating Lleyton Hewitt 6-1, 6-3. Sharapova had two match points in the tiebreaker, and seven more in the final game. The No. 26-seeded Safarova stayed alive with a succession of vital winners. "She kept hitting unbelievable shots," Sharapova said. "One more. One more. I said, How many chances are you going to get?" With the capacity crowd in a frenzy, a long exchange on the final point ended with Safarova pushing a weary forehand into the net. She then shared a hug with Sharapova. The match took three hours and ended at 10 p.m. to conclude an 11-hour day session on the stadium court, with two night-session matches yet to come. "After a match like that, its tough to have only one winner," Sharapova said, "because both players give a lot and both want to win so much." Williams match was a thriller, too. A succession of long rallies left her grunting, stumbling, lunging, squealing, flailing her arms and scolding herself. Despite all the drama and trauma, she moved one round closer to a record seventh Key Biscayne title. Williams is playing in her first tournament after a monthlong layoff, and rustiness might explain her 41 unforced errors, including seven double-faults. And the 20-year-old Garcia kept Williams on her heels with deep groundstrokes and serves that topped out at 117 mph. "I can play a hundred times better," Williams said. &quoot;I really gave myself a tremendous amount of trouble out there. Vans Shoes Clearance. Granted she played great, but I made so many errors ... 40-something errors. Its not the way to play professional tennis. Maybe amateur." Three-time champion Novak Djokovic was off Saturday but advanced to the fourth round anyway when his next scheduled opponent, Florian Mayer, withdrew because of a groin injury. Djokovics next match will be Tuesday. Stanislas Wawrinka bounced back from his first loss of the year by beating Daniel Gimeno-Traver 6-0, 3-6, 6-3. No. 7 Tomas Berdych joined Wawrinka in the third round by beating Stephane Robert 7-6 (5), 6-1. No. 10-seeded John Isner rallied to win an all-American matchup against Donald Young, 6-7 (5), 6-3, 6-4. Isner is back in the top 10 this week for the first time in 18 months. Sam Querrey, Ryan Harrison and Jack Sock lost second-round matches. That left Isner as the lone remaining American in the mens draw, reflecting the state of U.S. tennis. Williams and Garcia engaged in a succession of side-to-side baseline exchanges that had the stadium crowd roaring. But she finished in a hurry, serving out the final game at love with the help of consecutive aces. Reigning Wimbledon champion Andy Murray has predicted that Garcia will someday climb to No. 1, but the Frenchwoman is now 0-3 against Williams. "Its always nice to play against a big player," Garcia said. "You are working and practicing to play this match, because its in this kind of match you can learn more. But next time I prefer to win." Williams is playing for the 14th time at Key Biscayne, an hour from her home in Palm Beach Gardens. She won the event for the first time in 2002 and tied Andre Agassis record of six titles last year. ' ' '
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CHICAGO - The Chicago Bulls used a rare lull in the schedule to focus on their defence, and it paid off in the second half against Brooklyn. Dewan Hernandez Jersey .Derrick Rose scored 23 points, and the Bulls pulled away from the Nets for a 105-80 victory on Wednesday night. Chicago held Brooklyn to 29 points on 26.2 per cent shooting (11 for 42) in the final two periods.They came out with a lot of energy. They got us back on our heels, Bulls coach Tom Thibodeau said. I liked the way we responded in the second half.Chicago had six players, including all five starters, score in double figures in its first game since Saturday nights 112-102 loss to Golden State. Jimmy Butler had 18 points, Pau Gasol added 16 points and 16 rebounds, and Mike Dunleavy scored 14 points. Taj Gibson finished with 11 points and 10 boards.The third quarter, we really got into it, said Gibson, who also matched a career high with six blocked shots. We tried to be a dominant team on rebounding, tried to just finish strong.Deron Williams led Brooklyn with 17 points, but the Nets dropped their third straight. Kevin Garnett scored 13 points, and Alan Anderson had 12.They turned up their defence and they put on a block party, Brooklyn coach Lionel Hollins said.Garnett left in the fourth quarter because of a left foot injury. The team said X-rays were negative, and Garnett said he was all right.Chicago grabbed control with a 17-3 run in the third quarter.Rose made a 3-pointer, and Gibson had a big dunk before Gasol capped the surge with four straight points, including two foul shots that made it 70-58 with 3:32 to go.It just got worse for injury-riddled Brooklyn in the final period, with Chicago scoring 15 straight points to increase its advantage to 101-73 with 3:17 to go. Butler finished the run with a jumper.Its a work in progress, Garnett said. Weve got to continue to work. It doesnt help that guys are out of the lineup so weve all got to continue to come in here, continue to work, and try to get better.The 25-point margin was the biggest win of the season for Chicago, which also beat Brooklyn 102-84 on Nov. 30. The Bulls had allowed at least 100 points in four of their previous six games, but Rose said the work in practice on Monday and Tuesday helped them turn it around.We did a lot of defensive drills, Rose said. I think he (Thibodeau) was just trying to make us be aggressive while we were out there instead of just holding back and letting them walk wherever they want to go, run wherever they want to go.___MISSINGThe Nets played without forward Mirza Teletovic, who was sidelined by a right hip pointer. Joe Johnson (flu) and Brook Lopez (lower back strain) missed their second straight game, and Andrei Kirilenko was held out because of personal reasons, according to the team.Joakim Noah, the reigning NBA Defensive Player of the Year, and rookie Doug McDermott missed the game for Chicago. Noah has a sprained right ankle, and McDermott has been hampered by a sore right knee.REBOUNDINGThe Bulls outrebounded the Nets 57-44. The 57 rebounds were a season high for Chicago.TIP-INSNets: Brooklyn dropped to 4-6 on the road. It has lost 10 of its last 12 games at the United Center, counting the post-season. ... Garnett had two steals to give him 1,801 for his career. He is the 16th NBA player with at least 1,800.Bulls: Gasol has recorded a double-double in each of his last seven games. He leads the team with 13 this season. ... Chicago has scored at least 100 points in seven straight games for its longest streak since an eight-game run from March 26-April 11, 2009. ... The Bulls improved to 3-5 at home.UP NEXTNets: Host Philadelphia on Friday.Bulls: Host Portland on Friday.___Jay Cohen can be reached at http://www.twitter.com/jcohenap Fake Raptors Jerseys . Jimmy Howard made 44 saves and Henrik Zetterberg scored two goals, leading the Detroit Red Wings to a 5-1 victory over the Dallas Stars on Saturday night. Raptors Jerseys 2020 .com) - A chant of Zeke reverberated around AT&T Stadium before Ezekiel Elliott powered into the end zone for his fourth and final touchdown.Conor McGregor has demanded a share of the UFC ownership after becoming the companys first two-weight world champion. McGregor, the reigning featherweight champion, knocked out Eddie Alvarez in New York on Saturday to claim the lightweight strap, becoming the first fighter in UFC history to hold belts in two weight divisions simultaneously.In July, WME-IMG confirmed the acquisition of the UFC for $4bn (£3.09bn), with current president Dana White staying on to run the company, but previous owners Frank and Lorenzo Fertitta retaining only a minority interest. A host of celebrities, including Sylvester Stallone, Calvin Harris, Ben Affleck and Conan OBrien, have reportedly invested in the worlds premier mixed martial arts organisation as part of the WME-IMG takeover. McGregor celebrates his second round knockout victory over Eddie Alvarez But following his historic victory over Alvarez, McGregor revealed he is yet to hold talks with the UFCs new owners and hinted he could walk away from the company if he is not offered a stake in the organisation.Theyve got to come talk to me now because no one has come to talk to me since the sale has happened, said McGregor, whose rematch with Nate Diaz at UFC 202 in August became the highest-grossing paper-per-view in the commpanys history. Pascal Siakam Jersey . . Watch NOW TV Watch Sky Sports for just ￡6.99. No contract. As a businessman, theyve come to say hello and things like that. But, Ive earned something. I mean, who owns the company now? People have shares in the company, celebrities. Conan OBrien owns the UFC nowadays, so where is my share? Where is my equity? If Im the one thats bringing this. I mean, theyve got to come talk to me now, thats all I know. McGregor floored Alvarez three times inside the first three minutes Ive got both belts, a chunk of money, a little family on the way. If you want me to stick around and you want me to keep doing what Im doing, lets talk.But I want ownership, I want equal share, I want what I deserve, I want what Ive earned. So theres a little announcement for you. Also See: McGregor makes history in NY Is McGregors charm back? UFC star Jones banned for year McMahon wants Rousey in WWE ' ' '