OSTRAVA, Czech Republic -- Defending champion Czech Republic reached the quarterfinals of the Davis Cup on Sunday after Tomas Berdych won the first reverse singles to clinch the first-round series. Geoff Petrie Jersey . Berdych, an Australian Open semifinalist, dispatched Thiemo de Bakker 6-1, 6-4, 6-3 on an indoor hard court at CEZ Arena to give the Czechs an unbeatable 3-1 lead. In the final meaningless match, Igor Sijsling defeated Lukas Rosol 6-3, 6-3 to reduce the Czech overall victory to 3-2 in the best-of-five series. Berdych was never threatened and converted his first match point with a forehand winner. He hit 35 winners to De Bakkers 18. Seeking their third straight Davis Cup title, the Czechs won their 10th consecutive Davis Cup series. They will travel for the April 4-6 quarterfinal to Japan, which beat Canada 4-1. "I want to enjoy the victory now and well see what happens next," Berdych said. The seventh-ranked Berdych improved his record to 3-1 against the 139th-ranked De Bakker, who surprisingly beat the Czech at an ATP tournament in Bastad, Sweden, last year. "I may not have the best record against him," Berdych said. "Today I was ready." Berdych also swept aside Sijsling 6-3, 6-3, 6-0 in the opening singles on Friday and produced another dominant performance on Sunday. He didnt waste time and broke De Bakkers first two service games in the opening set for a commanding 5-0 lead. Berdych secured a break in the seventh game of the second set and served it out with an ace. De Bakker hit the net in the opening game of the third set to lose his serve and Berdych broke him again with a forehand winner to race to a 4-1 lead. Berdych lost his only serve to allow de Bakker to reduce his lead to 5-3 before breaking him again in the following final game of the match. De Bakker replaced the originally nominated Robin Haase, who was tired after spending almost eight hours in the previous two days on the court in the eastern Czech city of Ostrava. Haase gave the Netherlands a 1-0 lead with a 3-6, 6-4, 6-7 (4), 6-2, 6-1 win over Radek Stepanek in the opening singles match on Friday and teamed up with Jean-Julien Rojer for a 7-5, 1-6, 7-6 (2), 7-6 (4) loss to Berdych and Stepanek. Jim Paxson Jersey . The Wizards gave up two seldom-used players — forward Jan Vesely and point guard Eric Maynor. Vesely goes to the Nuggets, while Maynor gets shipped to the 76ers. Philadelphia receives two second-round draft picks, one from the Wizards in 2015 and one from the Nuggets in 2016. Arvydas Sabonis Jersey .3 million qualifying offer to outfielder Michael Cuddyer on Monday. https://www.cheapblazersonline.com/598i-lamarcus-aldridge-jersey-blazers.html . The visitors missed a host of good chances to win the game, and were left to rue substitute Ivo Ilicevics strike against the crossbar in the 86th minute, when he only had the goalkeeper to beat.SAN DIEGO - The New York Mets have agreed to a $1.45 million, one-year contract with outfielder John Mayberry Jr.The team did not announce the deal, which is guaranteed and subject to a physical. Manager Terry Collins said Thursday at the winter meetings he liked everything about Mayberry and was pleased to add a right-handed bat with power to New Yorks bench.Mayberry, who turns 31 next month, had seven homers and 23 RBIIs in 146 at-bats for Philadelphia and Toronto this year. Jusuf Nurkic Jersey. . Mayberry has 53 homers in six big leagues seasons.He kills left-handed pitching. He can play first and play the outfield, Collins said.NOTE: The Mets agreed to a minor league deal with left-hander Scott Rice. Rice was 1-2 with a 5.93 ERA in 32 games for New York before being demoted in June. He had season-ending elbow surgery July 23. ' ' '