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#1 by sakura698 , Mon Dec 16, 2019 11:45 am

BARCELONA, Spain -- Top-ranked Rafael Nadal looked more like his confident self on the clay in passing Ivan Dodig of Croatia 6-3, 6-3, to reach the Barcelona Open quarterfinals on Thursday. Percy Miller Jersey . Nadal was struggling with his game coming into the event and an unconvincing opening victory on Wednesday did little to calm the nerves. But Nadal looked more assured as he ousted the 37th-ranked Dodig in 83 minutes in the third round. Nadal moves on to face fellow Spanish player Nicolas Almagro in an early rematch of last seasons final, which Nadal won for his eight title at the tournament in the Catalan capital. Almagro advanced after beating Fernando Verdasco 6-3, 6-3. Dodigs attempts to come forward were met with passing shots from Nadal, who finally broke for 3-2 after coming to the net to force Dodig into netting a return. Dodig broke right back but Nadal had found his rhythm as he forced Dodig into 15 errors in the first set, when he won the last three games for the lead. Nadal maintained his play to start the second set, when he made fewer errors and seemed to grow in confidence to break Dodig for the fourth time as he sealed the win. "Theres still some work to do but I definitely took a step forward from yesterday. I move on feeling more assured," Nadal said. "I needed this game." Earlier, fourth-seeded Kei Nishikori beat Andrey Golubev of Kazakhstan 6-0, 6-4. Nishikori had been sidelined by a groin injury since beating Roger Federer four weeks ago. Russian player Teymuraz Gabashvili followed up his win over fifth-ranked David Ferrer with a 6-4, 6-2 victory over another Spaniard, Inigo Cervantes, to reach the quarterfinals. Ernests Gulbis of Latvia, Marin Cilic of Croatia, and Philipp Kohlschreiber of Germany all won to advance. Fake Hornets Jerseys . Never caused problems. Never raised a ruckus. Never got sick or hurt while frolicking in the fields of Claiborne Farm in Paris, Ky. P. J. Washington Jersey . The Heat centre scored 10 of his 30 points early in the first quarter to silence the Toronto fans as Miami defeated the Raptors 113-101 on Friday night. https://www.cheaphornets.com/655l-nicolas-batum-jersey-hornets.html . The 27-year-old forward has informed the Leafs that he will be unable to play in Monday nights home game against the Columbus Blue Jackets.CALGARY -- If it aint broke, dont fix it. That was the prevailing sentiment from the Toronto Maple Leafs Wednesday night, who in an increasingly familiar storyline, won 4-2 over the Calgary Flames despite being outshot by a wide margin. James van Riemsdyk scored a pivotal short-handed goal and Jonathan Bernier made 41 saves as the Maple Leafs won their third in a row and increased their lead atop the Atlantic Division despite being outshot for the 11th game in a row. "Right now, the way were playing, were winning and I think its hard for a team to change what were doing," Bernier said. "Were scoring some big goals, were getting some huge blocked shots, and some good PK and a good PP and thats a huge thing for us." With Toronto playing on consecutive nights and the Flames having had three days off, the game started predictably with Calgary going to the attack immediately. However, despite peppering Bernier for 15 shots, they trailed 2-0 after the first thanks to an opportunistic Leafs offence that connected twice on seven shots against Karri Ramo. The key goal was scored by van Riemsdyk with four seconds remaining in the period. "A couple games ago, I had a similar chance and I just tried getting over the blue-line and taking a wrister," van Riemsdyk said. "This time, I saw we had a 2-on-2, there wasnt much time, so I thought Id try to kick it wide and Jay (McClement) made an unbelievable pass underneath the triangle of the defenceman and I just tried to throw it on net as quickly as possible." While Calgary drew back to within one goal on two occasions, Toronto did not relinquish the lead the rest of the night. It was Torontos first victory in Calgary since Dec. 27, 2002. The Leafs had lost their last seven visits to the Scotiabank Saddledome. "(Bernier) was definitely huge for us. Our goaltending has been great all year and we seem to get outshot every night but our goalies give us a chance and we are getting some timely scoring and thats been our recipe so far," said van Riemsdyk. Joffrey Lupul, Mason Raymond and Paul Ranger into an empty net -- also shorthanded -- rounded out the scoring for Toronto (10-4-0). The Leafs wrap up their three-game road trip through Western Canada on Saturday in Vancouver. Matt Stajan and David Jones scored for Calgary (5-5-2), which lost at home in regulation for the first time (3-1-1). The Flames wrap up a three-game homestand Friday against Detroit. "Its just so frustrating right now. I thought we played a pretty good game from the top on down but that was one heck of a performance fromm Bernier," said ex-Leaf Joe Colborne, who led all Flames forwards with a season-high 23:54 in ice time. Dwayne Bacon Jersey. "We were going to the net hard, we were creating secondary rebound chances and it was just one of those nights where things arent going to go in." Entering the night, the storyline was Phil Kessel, who had seven goals and 10 points in the previous four games to climb into a tie for second in the NHLs scoring race behind Sidney Crosby. However, the Flames -- like they blanked Alex Ovechkin in their previous game -- were also able to hold Kessel off the scoreboard. "I felt that we had a good game. We are not very pleased with the result but I dont know what we could have done more," said Flames coach Bob Hartley. "Offensively we generated a lot. Our forechecking was good. Our puck decisions in the offensive zone were very good but Bernier basically stole the game away from us." As is always the case when Toronto visits Calgary, the Saddledomes sea of red turned into a mixture of blue and red with plenty of very vocal Toronto supporters on hand. With Toronto clinging to a 2-1 lead, the visiting fans got something to cheer about 5:59 into the third period when David Clarkson took the puck to the net and while he was stopped, Raymond was right there to tuck in the rebound. Scoring against Calgary is nothing new for Raymond, a native of nearby Cochrane, Alta. Its his 11th career goal against the Flames, the most hes scored against any team. Calgary fought back to within one again when Jones deflected Kris Russells point shot at 14:39 of the third, but they could not get back to even despite getting a man advantage with three minutes left when Clarkson was sent off for boarding. It was the second boarding penalty of the night for Toronto. In the second, Carter Ashton sent Flames defenceman Derek Smith head first into the boards from behind, an incident that resulted in a fight between Ashton and Sean OBrien, who jumped in to Smiths defence. Smith left the ice on his own, albeit slowly. He did not play the rest of the period but he returned in the third. Notes: During the last 11 games, Toronto has been outshot 400-266... The assist was Clarksons first point with the Maple Leafs. Suspended by the NHL for the first 10 games of the season, he had been blanked in his first three games... C Mikael Backlund was a healthy scratch for the Flames with rugged winger Tim Jackman drawing in, in his place.... Toronto D Dion Phaneuf has yet to record a point against the Flames in five career games against his former club. ' ' '

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