UND, Union, Friars, Ferris survive and advance

CINCINNATI – Mark MacMillan was standing his ground in front of the goal when the puck caromed off his side and into the net. His deflection set up an NCAA tournament upset.

MacMillan's goal broke a tie with 1:44 to go, and North Dakota added a pair of open-net goals in the final minute Friday night, pulling away to a 5-2 victory over top-seeded Wisconsin in the NCAA tournament's Midwest Regional semifinals.

No. 3 North Dakota (24-13-3) will face second-seeded Ferris State for the regional title Saturday and a trip to the Frozen Four. Ferris State beat Colgate 1-0 in the other semifinal.

The seven-time national champions got an at-large berth when Wisconsin (24-11-2) beat Ohio State for the Big Ten title, eliminating the Buckeyes. North Dakota then knocked out its longtime rival with three late goals, the most important one coming quite by chance.

Brendan O'Donnell shot from the right wing, and the rising puck hit MacMillan and went past goaltender Joel Rumpel for a 3-2 lead.

"I was just trying to go to the net," MacMillan said. "It just went off my side and bounced into the net. Bit of a lucky one, but we'll take it."

The goal was reviewed to see whether the puck deflected off MacMillan's raised stick or whether he had interfered with Rumpel.

"The ref did come over and say the North Dakota player did not bump your goaltender," Wisconsin coach Mike Eaves said. "It hit him and it went in."

Rocco Grimaldi scored a pair of empty-net goals in the final minute, giving him three goals in the game and ending the latest installment of a long-standing hockey rivalry.

It was the 164th game between the schools. They've met three times in the NCAA tournament, and North Dakota has won all three – 5-2 in the 1982 title game and 3-2 in overtime in a 2008 regional final.

Union 5, Vermont 2

BRIDGEPORT, Conn. – Max Novak and Matt Hatch each scored two goals to help top-seeded Union beat Vermont 5-2 on Friday in the opening game of the NCAA East Regional.

Mat Bodie also scored for Union, which came into the tournament as the nation's top-ranked team for the first time in program history after winning the ECAC tournament for the third straight season. Kevin Sullivan added three assists and Daniel Carr had two for the Dutchman (29-6-4).

Chris McCarthy had two goals for Vermont (20-15-3), which was making its first NCAA appearance since 2010.

Union is 13-0-1 in its past 14 games.

The Catamounts took eight penalties, and Union converted three times on special teams.

The Dutchmen got on the board 4:15 into the game with a short-handed goal. Hatch went almost end-to-end unimpeded, skating down the right half-wall before cutting into the slot and beating goalie Brody Hoffman to the glove side.

"That really got the bench going," Bodie said. "Special teams often dictate who wins, and I thought our special teams did it tonight."

Vermont tied in the period when McCarthy went behind the Union net, threw the puck in front and saw it ricochet back to him for an easy shot past Colin Stevens, who made 23 saves. Hoffman had 34 for Vermont.

Union took the lead back just more than a minute later with a power-play goal. Carr's slap shot rebounded to Sullivan, who found Novak to the left of the goalie. Novak backhanded it into the net from his knees.

Carr played give-and-go with Novak on the power play to give the Dutchman a 3-1 lead in the second. Novak's pass back to Carr hit the stick of Vermont's Yvan Pattyn and into the net.

"We were moving the puck well, but more importantly we were winning the battles down low, and that's a huge component to the power play," Novak said.

Bodie made it 4-1 on a 4-on-1 rush after taking a pass from Sullivan in front of the net.

Vermont cut the deficit to two goals on a backhander by McCarthy at 13:19 of the third. But Hatch got his second goal on an empty net to put the game away.

"Our kids played their hearts out, but just took too many penalties," said Vermont coach Kevin Sneddon, who coached Union from 1999 to 2003.

The Dutchmen, who lost to Quinnipiac in last year's regional championship game in Providence, will face the Friars, winners of Friday's second East Regional game, on Saturday for a berth in the Frozen Four.

"We're very honored to be going to that game," coach Rick Bennett said.

Providence 4, Quinnipiac 0

BRIDGEPORT, Conn. – Jon Gillies made 37 saves, and third-seeded Providence beat second-seeded Quinnipiac 4-0 on Friday night in an NCAA East Region semifinal.

Mark Jankowski, Anthony Florentino, Shane Luke and Trevor Mingoia scored for Providence (22-10-6). The Friars led 1-0 after the first and scored three second-period goals.

That was more than enough with Gillies in net.

"It's unbelievable when you have a goalie like Jon behind you," Jankowski said. "If we bend a little too much, we have Jon back there to help us out."

The Friars will play top-seeded Union on Saturday in the regional championship game. The Dutchmen beat Vermont 5-2 in the first semifinal.

The game will pit Providence coach Nate Leaman against the program he led from 2003 to 2011 and former assistant Rick Bennett, a former Friars star.

"I think once the puck is dropped, I don't think anyone on the ice is going to think about it," Leaman said. "It's one game to see who advances. That's our goal, and there's really nothing that's going to distract me or the team, I think, from that."

Providence is making its first tournament appearance since 2001. It last won an NCAA game during a three-game first-round series with Minnesota in 1991.

Michael Garteig made 22 saves for Quinnipiac, which finished the season 24-10-6, a year after making it to the national championship game.

"It was a different game out there than what we've been used to all year," Quinnipiac coach Rand Pecknold said. "There was a lot of obstruction and hooking and holding, and we've got to find a way to fight through it a little bit better."

Ferris State 1, Colgate 0

CINCINNATI – C.J. Motte got past his rough weekend with an NCAA tournament shutout.

The Ferris State junior goalie turned away 35 shots Friday, making Gerald Mayhew's power-play goal midway through the first period hold up for a 1-0 victory over Colgate in the NCAA tournament regional semifinals.

The second-seeded Bulldogs (29-10-3) advanced to the Midwest Regional final, where they will meet North Dakota, by pulling off their sixth shutout of the season, their fifth with Motte in goal.

The Bulldogs finished the season by giving up eight goals in two games at the WCHA Final Five championship last weekend. Coach Bob Daniels thought it had more to do with leaky defense in front of Motte than with the goalie himself.

Both were solid Friday, repeatedly turning away a Colgate (20-14-5) team that had more shots on goal but couldn't get one to go in.

"He's always good," defenseman Scott Czarnowczan said of his goalie. "He might have been better today."

Motte made two impressive stops during a power play in the third period. He also made a glove save on Spiro Goulakos' slap shot with 1:37 to go. Colgate's Tyson Spink was called for cross checking with 57.9 seconds left, allowing Ferris State to finish it off on a power play.

"We just didn't get a bounce tonight," Goulakos said.

Colgate freshman goaltender Charlie Finn was solid Friday, stopping 26 shots. Mayhew flipped the puck over his leg from in front of the goal for the only score.

Mayhew, a freshman forward, had a pair of goals at the Final Five championship last weekend, including the game winner during a 5-4 victory over Anchorage Alaska.

"He's played well as of late," Daniels said. "Gerald's got a very quick stick. You could see the chances coming more and more."

Once he scored, it was a matter of holding on.

"They played their game," Colgate coach Don Vaughan said. "They did a great job defending the lead when they got it."

 

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Michigan repels Tennessee rally to advance

Michigan Closes Out Tennessee To Advance

 

INDIANAPOLIS – Michigan coach John Beilein had watched his group blow almost all of a 15-level lead, and he was sure he knew how Tennessee would try to take the lead.

With 6 seconds left and trailing 72-71, Cuonzo Martin would probably send the ball into Jarnell Stokes, who would attempt to back into the post or drive. Beilein urged his defenders to buckle down and keep Stokes away from the rim.

Jordan Morgan, who scored 15 points, heeded his coach's recommendation and stood his ground until Stokes lowered his shoulder. The senior forward immediately crashed to the floor – perhaps embellishing the contact – but drawing the call that saved the sport for Michigan and infuriated Tennessee's "Rocky High" contingent.

Huge Ten player of the yr Nik Stauskas made a late free throw and nobody was more relieved than Beilein when Jordan McRae's 70-foot heave fell harmlessly to the ground because the buzzer sounded on a seventy three-seventy one Michigan victory.

"We received simply sufficient stops," Beilein stated.

Tennessee thought they acquired one stop unfairly.

"With the magnitude of this recreation, I do not suppose you can call a charge at that time," McRae said dejectedly after scoring 24 factors.

But the officers did name it, allowing Michigan to reach a second straight regional final.

The Wolverines (28-8) have gained 10 of their last eleven, none as tenuous or excruciating as this one to set up a Sunday showdown towards eighth-seeded Kentucky, the 2012 nationwide champion. The Wildcats received seventy four-69 over fourth-seeded Louisville, which beat Michigan in final yr's nationwide championship recreation.

Tennessee nearly pulled off one of the vital stunning comebacks in current regional reminiscence.

With 10:55 to go, Spike Albrecht's layup gave Michigan a seemingly insurmountable 60-45 lead.

When Stauskas made the final of his three 3-pointers with three:forty to go, the Wolverines still led 70-60. Stauskas finished with 14 points.

For some motive, Michigan went into panic mode and, simply two weeks after nearly blowing two huge leads within the Big Ten match, they nearly threw this one away.

The Volunteers staunch protection restricted Michigan to only one basket over the final three:forty and compelled 4 turnovers within the closing ninety seven seconds to offer themselves a chance within the closing seconds.

"I do not think I fouled him," mentioned Stokes, who had 11 factors and six rebounds after two straight double-doubles. "However it was a wise play for him to try to take the charge. He just about anticipated it."

Just as Beilein had predicted.

For a lot of the evening, Michigan relied on its taking pictures stars to remain in control against a defense that had allowed just 54.zero factors in its previous eight games.

The Wolverines took a thirteen-point lead in the first half and nonetheless led 45-34 at halftime as a result of they have been shooting 61.5 p.c from the sector and made 7 of 9 on three-pointers. Michigan did not slow down early within the second half, both, taking the most important lead of the sport at 60-forty five.

But one way or the other Tennessee played itself right back into the sport.

The eleventh-seeeded Vols, who had a primary-spherical recreation in time beyond regulation at Dayton, Ohio, just to start their surprising postseason run, lower the deficit to sixty two-56 with 6:forty five left. They acquired within 72-sixty seven when McRae completed a 3-point play with 1:fifty six to go. They made it seventy two-sixty nine when Josh Richardson scored the final of his 19 points on a layup with 24.6 seconds left. McRae's layup following one other Michigan turnover made it 72-seventy one with 10.eight seconds remaining.

So when the officers ruled Michigan's Caris LeVert caught the ball with one foot on the baseline and 9.6 seconds left, Martin made the sensible name by giving Stokes an opportunity to win it with a basket or draw the foul.

"We bought the ball to Jarnell. Jordan set a display screen for him to get him proper to isolate him, assault him within the center," Martin explained. "Obviously we got the ball the place we needed."

Nonetheless, the call went against them.

"We heard all week about they'd mismatches and the way we could not guard them inside," Morgan stated after letting out a scream on the end. "We're not really mushy round here. That is not who we're."

 

Cameron: 2018 vote sorted in advance

 

British Prime Minister David Cameron has expressed doubts that the 2018 World Cup bidding process was performed fairly.

David Cameron had suggested a longer ban for Suarez would be 'very understandable'

David Cameron was a part of the bidding course of for the 2018 World Cup.

Cameron led England’s bid to host the match together with David Beckham and Prince William in 2010, which ended in frustration when Russia won.

FIFA has opened an investigation into the process which noticed Russia and Qatar awarded the 2018 and 2022 World Cups. 9 members of the decision-making committee have resigned, but 13 stay in office, including FIFA president Sepp Blatter.

One of many members who resigned, Jack Warner, denied fresh allegations of corruption that had been levelled at him this week.

Speaking to The Solar, Cameron claims the end result was "sorted" prematurely and that plenty of promised votes didn't materialise.

He mentioned: "I might be very cautious what I say … It was a mad 24 hours of intensive lobbying which David Beckham and Prince William and I were doing collectively. We thought we were making progress. I feel the whole thing was … You choose your phrases rigorously. I might say 'sorted' earlier than we went into it. All I can let you know is there are a lot of people who promised they have been going to vote for me. And in the long run, I think we received one vote."

Cameron also said that despite frustrations at his experience, he will likely be glad to be concerned in the bidding course of to host matches at Euro 2020.

He said: "I'm going to attempt to assist the authorities in Scotland, Wales and England who want to bid for packages. Because the Olympics we've got a fantastic document of competitions coming here. I feel they are good to your economic system … They're a terrific advert for Britain."

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Bayern, Man City advance in Champions League

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Defending champion Bayern Munich superior to the second round of the Champions League with a 1-zero win at Viktoria Plzen on Tuesday evening, and Manchester Metropolis reached the final sixteen for the first time by routing CSKA Moscow 5-2.

Real Madrid came from behind in a 2-2 tie at Juventus, and Paris Saint-Germain rallied for a 1-1 draw at Anderlecht, leaving the Spanish and French clubs on the verge of second-round berths.

Mario Mandzukic scored a header within the sixty fifth minute for Group D chief Bayern (four-zero), six minutes after getting into. Bayern has won nine straight Champions League games, matching the file Barcelona set from 2002-03

Captain Philipp Lahm stated his workforce had ”slept by means of the early stage of the match.”

”Maybe we predict it is going to be easy,” Lahm added.

In England, Alvaro Negredo scored three goals and Sergio Aguero two for second-place Metropolis (3-1). Aguero transformed a penalty kick in the third minute, made it 2-0 within the twentieth and ted Negredo for a faucet-in in the thirtieth. Seydou Doumbia cut the hole in first-half stoppage time and Negredo elevated the lead to 4-1 in the 51st. After converted a penalty kick in the 71st, Negredo scored on a header with the final contact of the match.

When City gained 2-1 two weeks in the past, there was racist chanting by dwelling followers that earned the Russian club a partial stadium ban. A small contingent of CSKA followers traveled for the return recreation and, flanked by a mass of stewards.

”The minimum target was to qualify for the following round however it’s not the only goal,” Metropolis manager Manuel Pellegrini mentioned. ”I am certain the team we play (within the last sixteen) is not going to be very completely happy to play in opposition to us.”

Manchester United (2-zero-2) tied 0-zero at Actual Sociedad (0-three-1) in Group A after Robin van Persie’s 69th-minute penalty kick hit a submit following Markel Bergara’s foul on Ashley Younger. United’s Marouane Fellaini was ejected in the ninetieth minute for his second yellow card.

�”That was a game we must always have received. It was there for us to take the factors, get ourselves in a extremely sturdy position,” United supervisor David Moyes mentioned. ”In the meanwhile we’re nonetheless high of the group and in an excellent position.”

Second-place Bayer Leverkusen (2-1-1) tied zero-0 at Shaktar Donestk (0-3-1). United’s Marouane Fellaini was sent off late within the sport as Real Sociedad received its first level.

At Turin, Arturo Vidal’s 42nd-minute penalty kick put Juventus (zero-1-3) forward, however Cristiano Ronaldo tied the rating within the 52nd for Real Madrid (3-zero-1) together with his 21st aim in sixteen matches this season. His eight group-stage targets matched the document shared by Filippo Inzaghi and Hernan Crespo (both 2002-03) and Ruud van Nistelrooy (2004-05),

Ronaldo fed Gareth Bale for a go-ahead goal in the sixtieth, and Fernando Llorente tied it on a header 5 minutes later.

Copenhagen (1-2-1) received 1-0 at house over Galatasaray (1-2-1) on Daniel Braaten’s sixth-minute aim within the different Group B match.

PSG (3-0-1) leads Group C after Zlatan Ibrahimovic scored within the 70th minute against visiting Anderlecht (0-3-1), which had gone forward on Demy de Zeeuw’s goal two minutes earlier off a move from American midfielder Sacha Klejstan.

Kljestan was given a yellow card for fouling Lucas within the forty first, then was ejected after getting another warning in the 82nd minute for a handball.

Second-place Olympiakos (2-1-1) defeated visiting Benfica 1-0 on Kostas Manolas’ aim in the thirteenth minute.

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U.S. Open, Day 7: Serena rolls over Sloane Stephens as Murray and Djokovic advance

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• The much anticipated match between Serena Williams and Sloane Stephens was a bit deflating as Williams rolled the 20-year-previous American 6-4, 6-1. The two had break up the 2 previous matches they’d faced, but Williams received the higher of Stephens and is in to the quarterfinals.

• Novak Djokovic and Andy Murray, two of the favorites of the lads’s draw, rolled in their third round matches, every profitable in straight sets. Both players have dropped just a single set mixed and will meet in the semifinals if they’ll make it that far.

No. 3 seed Agnieszka Radwanska was trying to make her fourth quarterfinals this yr however it was Ekaterina Makarova who upset her in straight sets. Radwanksa dedicated 27 unforced errors and never appeared snug as she didn’t make the quarterfinals for the eighth straight time on the U.S. Open.

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Lleyton Hewitt continued his incredible run on the U.S. Open with a 3rd round win over Evgeny Donskoy.

Monday marks a day that features Victoria Azarenka, Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal, and the Bryan brothers making an attempt to make one other step towards the calendar Grand Slam.

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U.S. Open, Day 1: Sloane Stephens survives a first round scare as the Williams sisters advance

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• Rafael Nadal and Serena Williams both cruised in their opening matches, winning in straight sets without much pushback from their opponents. Nadal took down American Ryan Harrison 6-4, 6-2, 6-2 while Williams dropped only a single recreation in her two sets towards Italian Francesca Schiavone.

• Venus Williams was additionally a big story on Day One, taking down No. 12 seed Kristen Flipkens 6-1, 6-2 to advance to the second round in a Grand Slam for the first time for the reason that Australian Open this 12 months. Williams was impressive along with her first serve, successful 75 % of her factors when she obtained it in and appears like some of the nagging injuries which have sidelined her are gone for now.

• Weather was a problem all day on the U.S. Open, forcing a number of the late matches, together with Roger Federer, to Tuesday.

It looked like American Sloane Stephens may be out earlier than the match really began, dropping her first set of this U.S. Open to Mandy Minella. A rain delay helped Stephens find her way, and after winning the second set faced one other powerful spot in the third after getting broken to fall down four-2 to Minella within the ultimate set.

That was the place Stephens showed the combat that we have seen in previous Grand Slams, taking the third set to a tiebreaker and finally profitable that 7-5 to advance to the second spherical.

This return by Rafael Nadal in his opening match towards Ryan Harrison was simply downright ridiculous.

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It was a tough match for Francesca Schiavone, who obtained smoked by Serena Williams, but this image of her hugging a ball boy is one of the best from the primary day of the U.S. Open.

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Bernard Tomic survived a gritty 5-set win over Albert Ramos, and did it in type along with his glossy Nike gear on.

It was a formidable win by Venus Williams on Monday at the U.S. Open, however her outfit left a lot to be desired. No, it wasn’t simply the gown and the hair,

check out what she had on her left hand

during her opening round win over Kristen Flipkens.

Day Two of the U.S. Open will open with matches being accomplished that got pushed due to weather in New York on Monday evening.

Roger Federer, Novak Djokovic, and Victoria Azarenka are all scheduled to play on Tuesday, and we will be following all of the motion so verify back with us.

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Wimbledon, Day 11: Novak Djokovic and Andy Murray advance to the finals

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It’s true that Novak Djokovic is the No. 1 ranked player in the world, but he’s only won one Grand Slam title in the last year, and looked like he might miss out on a second straight finals appearance at Wimbledon at the hands of Juan Martin del Potro.

That didn’t happen, but it took Djokovic surviving the longest semifinals match in Wimbledon history, beating del Potro 7-5, 4-6, 7-6 (7), 6-7 (8), 6-3 in what is easily one of the best matches of 2013.

Djokovic nearly doubled the winners of del Potro and had 22 aces to his four, but the Argentine hung around for as long as he could before losing to one of the toughest players in tennis history as matches extend deep into the fifth set.

The late match had British hopeful Andy Murray up against the hard-hitting Jerzy Janowicz, and while it has been a rather strange Wimbledon, Murray advancing means we get the No. 1 and No. 2 seed in the men’s draw battling in the finals.

Murray dropped the first set against Janowicz, but the Scotsman who has won an Olympic gold on this same court and his first Grand Slam in the last year at the U.S. Open was poised throughout the match, only losing focus after the third set when the Wimbledon officials informed him they would be closing the roof for the remainder of the match.

Still, the pressure is back on Murray, who will once again try to break a Great Britain drought at Wimbledon for the men that dates back to Fred Perry in 1936.

“It was one of the best matches I’ve been a part of, most exciting definitely,” Novak Djokovic said after his five set win over Juan Martin del Potro.

Andy Murray — Getty Images Andy Murray might not have been a big fan of the suits at Wimbledon closing the roof before the fourth set, but if nothing else it gave us this incredible shot of a Murray serve during his semifinals match.

Pippa Middleton — Getty Images Pippa Middleton very much enjoyed the anxious moments during the Andy Murray match on Friday at Wimbledon.

Bradley Cooper — Getty Images Normally Bradley Cooper is one of the coolest men in the world, but the guy looked like he rolled out of bed, or at least an Abercrombie and Fitch shoot, before heading to Wimbledon on Friday.

Saturday marks the finals for the women, as Marion Bartoli and her ridiculous IQ will go up against Sabine Lisicki on Centre Court. Neither player has ever won a Grand Slam title, but that will definitely change on Saturday at Wimbledon.

Head to head over the years, Lisicki is 3-1 against Bartoli, with the only win for the Frenchwoman coming at Wimbledon in 2008.

After that match, the Bryan brothers will look to make it four straight Grand Slam doubles titles as they face Ivan Dodig and Marcelo Melo.

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Wimbledon, Day 10: Bryan brothers look to make history as Bartoli and Lisicki advance

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The women took the court at Wimbledon on Thursday to see who would make the finals, and the first match was all Marion Bartoli. The Frenchwoman took out Kristen Flipkens 6-1, 6-2 in a match that saw Bartoli hit 23 winners in a short two sets and advance to her second Wimbledon finals and first since 2007 (Bartoli lost to Venus Williams in that one).

The second semifinal was drastically different than the first. Sabine Lisicki, who has been on a run since upsetting Serena Williams, went three sets with Agnieszka Radwanska before finally advancing to her first Grand Slam final 6-4, 2-6, 9-7.

The final set was a back-and-forth between both players, with Radwanska taking a 3-0 lead before Lisicki started clawing back. In the end it seemed the power of Lisicki was too much for Radwanska, who hit just 21 winners to the 60 by Lisicki.

Bob and Mike Bryan, searching for the 2013 Grand Slam in doubles, nearly got ousted in the semifinals on Thursday at Wimbledon, but were able to right the ship in the fifth set.

The Bryan brothers beat Rohan Bopanna and Edouard Roger-Vasselin 6-7 (7), 6-4, 6-3, 5-7, 6-3 in an epic five-setter to advance to the finals in hopes of winning their fourth straight Grand Slam of 2013 dating back to the 2012 U.S. Open.

It has been an epic run for the Bryan brothers, who just continue to get better with age, a rarity in the tennis world, and while it looked like they might not make it past the combo of Bopanna and Roger-Vasselin on Thursday, they were just too good in that final set.

Andy Murray — Getty Images Andy Murray, the most popular person in England right now, goes out of his way to sign an autograph for a fan.

Getty Images When Sophie, Countess of Wessex is in the house, everyone takes notice.

Friday marks the men’s semifinals, with Novak Djokovic and Juan Martin del Potro taking Centre Court first, and Andy Murray going up against Jerzy Janowicz in the second match. The two winners will advance to the finals that take place on Sunday at Wimbledon.

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Wimbledon, Day 9: Andy Murray survives five-set quarterfinal to advance

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The story-lines at Wimbledon have slowly dissipated, with names like Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal, Maria Sharapova, Serena Williams and Laura Robson all departing before the quarterfinals, but the one ending that the English fans want involves Andy Murray.

They almost lost that one as well on Wednesday as Murray went down two sets to zero against Fernando Verdasco, putting himself in a position that looked almost insurmountable.

But Murray isn’t the same guy he once was, a Grand Slam champion and gold medal winner on this same court a year ago and a man that looks destined to make the finals and face what looks like the number one player in the world.

But it was Verdasco that pushed him the distance, forcing Murray to come back from two sets to zero for the seventh time in his career and the second time at Wimbledon.

He pulled it off thanks to a late break in the fifth set, beating Verdasco 4-6, 3-6, 6-1, 6-4, 7-5.

Novak Djokovic, Juan Martin del Potro and Jerzy Janowicz all advanced to the semifinals in straight sets.

 

Andy Murray — Getty Images We see plenty of celebrations after big matches, but the single fist pump by Andy Murray after advancing to the semifinals is all you need to know about the pressure of being him at Wimbledon. No yelling, no jumping around, just an exhausted, “Okay, on to the next” look from the man seeking the Grand Slam he wants the most.

“I didn’t want to retire in the quarters for the first time at Wimbledon against Ferrer. And that’s the reason for continuing play,” Juan Martin del Potro, on his ailing knee that he powered through to take out David Ferrer and advance to the semifinals of Wimbledon

Getty Images Lucky for this guy they have McDonalds in London as well.

 

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Wimbledon, Day 7: Serena Williams upset, while Djokovic and Murray advance

Serena Williams — Getty Images The story of the day at Wimbledon was the surprising departure of Serena Williams, who got beat by Sabine Lisicki in the fourth round, her earliest exit from a Grand Slam since the 2012 French Open. Williams had won three of the last four majors heading into Wimbledon and was the heavy favorite to snag her 17th Grand Slam, but it was Lisicki who stopped her path to history.

Novak Djokovic and Andy Murray both cruised to straight set wins, and American Sloane Stephens continues her run at a first Grand Slam title with her win over Monica Puig.

Great Britain’s Laura Robson couldn’t continue her run to a potential Wimbledon final, getting beat by Kaia Kanepi in straight sets.

The best match of the day belonged to Jerzy Janowicz and Jurgen Melzer, who went five sets with Janowicz eventually advancing to the fourth round for the first time in a Grand Slam.

Melzer won the fourth set to set up the deciding fifth set, but the youngster Janowicz was too much, taking the Austrian out 6-4 in the final set.

There is nothing that will compare to the upset of Serena Williams that Sabine Lisicki pulled off on Monday at Wimbledon. Serena had won 10 straight matches at Wimbledon and 34 straight matches this year heading into Monday, but Lisicki was able to push Williams around, coming back from a 0-3 hole in the final set to win her match and advance to her second straight Wimbledon quarterfinals.

Bob and Mike Bryan — Getty Images The Bryan brothers are attempting to sweep the doubles Grand Slams this year, and their win on Monday was capped off by their usual chest-bump celebration.

Barbara and Jack Nicklaus — Getty Images When an 18-time major winner is in the crowd, he’s the celebrity of the day, and that was Jack Nicklaus on Monday at Wimbledon.

Getty Images Is it possible to close the roof on this outfit?

There will be little rest of the ladies, who all hit the court on Tuesday in their quarterfinals matches.

Sloane Stephens faces Marion Bartoli in the late match on Court 1, with the rest of the draws for Tuesday right here.

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