e-legs shot against Kei Nishikori The highlight of the quarter-final was a remarkable
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NICEVILLE, Fla. -- Rodney Bullock scored 18 points and Emmitt Holt added 16 to lead Providence to a come-from-behind 60-51 victory over Memphis on Friday night in the semifinals of the Emerald Coast Classic.The Friars (4-1) play No. 7 Virginia, a 74-41 winner over Iowa, on Saturday in the title game after the two losing teams square off for third place.Providence coach Ed Cooley was magnanimous in victory, recalling that his Memphis counterpart, Tubby Smith, has been a longtime mentor.Smith is in his first year at Memphis.That team is going to be a very good basketball team, Cooley said of Memphis. We were just fortunate to get a couple breaks here and there.Memphis (4-1) went ahead by 12 points, the Tigers biggest lead of the game, with little more than four minutes left in the first half, led by Dedric Lawsons nine points. Lawson finished the game with 19 to lead all scorers.Neither team could get much going offensively in the second half, but Providence eventually took its first lead midway through the period, 37-36, on a dunk by Kalif Young. The Friars expanded their advantage to 49-41 but Memphis twice closed the gap to four points before Providence shut the door with a game-ending 7-2 run.BIG PICTUREMemphis: The Tigers opened the season undefeated against a relatively soft schedule, but they took a step back with the loss to Providence. Things will continue to stay tough in the Emerald Coasts consolation game. The upcoming slate includes 5-1 Mississippi and 4-1 Oklahoma but no other currently ranked teams before the Tigers settle into American Athletic Conference play.Providence: With only a five-point loss to Ohio State to mar their record, the Friars scored their most impressive win so far by beating previously undefeated Memphis, and they will get another big challenge on Saturday. 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Negredo broke the deadlock from close range after a simple move in the 99th minute before Dzeko took the ball round goalkeeper Tim Krul to seal the victory in the 105th. James Neal Jersey. -- In one brief spurt, Brazil turned a close game into a rout and proved again it will be a strong World Cup favourite. P.K Subban Jersey. Louis Rams wide receiver Stedman Bailey last Sunday. The fine is the fourth this season for Goldson. He was fined $30,000 for a hit on the New York Jets Jeff Cumberland in Week 1.Rafael Nadal booked a Madrid Open semi-final against Andy Murray after coming through his last-eight tie against Joao Sousa. The Spanish great earned a 6-0 4-6 6-3 victory against Sousa in the quarter-finals in his home country on Friday. Murray into semi-finals British No 1 edged past Tomas Berdych That result set up a clash with Murray which will be shown live on Saturday on Sky Sports 3 from 11am. It is a repeat of last years final, which Murray won. Having watched Murray edge past Tomas Berdych, Nadal joined him in the semi-finals after a three-set win.World No 35 Sousa was initially no match for the clay-court specialist, who whitewashed the first set within the blink of an eye. Sousa finally got on the scoreboard by holding his first four service games of the second set, before completing a shock break. Joao Sousa dragged Rafa Nadal into a three-set slog Sousa valiantly fought deep into the third but Nadal broke to go 5-3 ahead before sealing progression and a meeting with Murray.Elsewhere, Kei Nishikori booked a semi-final clash with Novak Djokovic with a 6-7 (6-8) 7-6 (7-1) 6-3 win against Nick Kyrgios. Nick Kyrgios executed the perfect between-the-legs shot against Kei Nishikori The highlight of the quarter-final was a remarkable hotdog shot from Kyrgios that sailed above the stretching Nishikori in the early stages, en route to an exchange of tie-break wins.ddddddddddddBut the world No 6 from Japan took command in the third set, establishing the crucial break and outlasting his Australian foe down the near-three hour stretch.Djokovic made it seven wins from seven against Milos Raonic when he eased into the last-four with a 6-3 6-4 win in Fridays final match. Watch the Madrid Open semi-finals on Saturday, live on Sky Sports 3 HD from 11am. Also See: ATP schedule Tennis on Sky Latest scores Get a NOW TV pass Video Wholesale Jerseys  Cheap NFL Jerseys Wholesale Jerseys Authentic Jerseys From China Wholesale Jerseys Wholesale NFL Jerseys ' ' '

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