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ond round. American Rajeev Ram upset 16t

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VAL GARDENA, Italy - With performances like this, Steven Nyman should have no problem regaining his funding from the U. Willy Hernangome Jersey .S. Ski Team.He may even find a helmet sponsor, too.Nyman showed off his complete mastery of the Saslong course by winning a World Cup downhill at the classic venue on Friday for the third time.The 32-year-old Nyman has never won a World Cup race anywhere else, and he had the added pressure of entering as a favourite after leading Wednesdays only training run.That was the part that impressed me the most, U.S. mens head coach Sasha Rearick said. Having to sleep on that two nights. That was cool. He had a great attitude yesterday, kept things real simple and did what it takes. ... Its a real tribute to an older guy learning new things.After failing to finish higher than 19th in any race last season, Nyman slipped to the U.S. squads B team for this season, meaning he had to pay $20,000 out of his own pocket to race the World Cup.This definitely will help, Nyman said after collecting the winners check of 28,500 euros ($35,000). And if I keep killing it the price (of a potential helmet sponsor) keeps going up.The only skier who came even close to challenging Nyman was Kjetil Jansrud of Norway, who won the opening two downhills this season. He finished 0.31 seconds behind in the run of nearly two minutes, while Dominik Paris of Italy was third, 1.15 back.A lot of people were looking at me going like, Oh, youre the favourite. They were trying to get in my head, Nyman said. But I just tried to stay focused.Manuel Osborne-Paradis of North Vancouver, B.C., was the top Canadian in 16th place.Nymans other wins came in 2006 and 2012, between which he struggled with a series of injuries. He entered in solid form this time following a third-place result in Beaver Creek, Colorado, this month.Theres no reason why he shouldnt be on the podium on other hills, too said downhill coach Alex Hoedlmoser, who moved over to the mens team for this season after guiding Lindsey Vonn on the womens circuit. With his self-confidence now that can go a long ways.Coming down with the No. 7 bib, Nyman pumped his fists and made a bow to the crowd after seeing his time. Then he had to wait as the top-ranked skiers came down. One by one, they failed to catch him, and Nymans smile grew wider until he could finally celebrate.When I came across the finish I was like, Oh, that was almost too easy and smooth and I didnt know if it was any good, Nyman said. But then I saw the time.Jansrud moved back atop the overall standings, 52 points ahead of technical specialist Marcel Hirscher of Austria. The Norwegian also remained atop the downhill standings, while Nyman moved into second, 105 points behind.I dont feel like I lost it, said Jansrud, the Olympic bronze medallist in downhill. (Nyman) is just consistently fast here. He was better today.Florian Scheiber of Austria crashed and was airlifted off the course by helicopter to a hospital in Bolzano. He was diagnosed with a concussion, had bruises on his left shoulder, side and hip, and cuts to his face.Olympic super-G bronze medallist Jan Hudec of Calgary, the first skier on course, hurt his right knee while landing the huge camel jump, which launched skiers into the air nearly the full distance of a football field.Its always a risk with No. 1 — youre kind of a guinea pig, Hudec said.Hudec suffered a bone bruise in his knee and will not race in Saturdays super-G, Alpine Canada said on Twitter.The jumps were bigger than usual this year because there was so little snow on the course.Little more than a week ago, the course didnt have any snow. But organizers were able to create a white stripe down the middle of a brown forest in three days by using 65 snow guns to fire 80,000 cubic meters of the artificial white stuff along the 3.5-kilometre (2-mile) course.Compliments to Gardena for pulling this off, Nyman said. Its a miracle they got this race in.———Andrew Dampf can be followed at www.twitter.com/asdampf———With files from The Canadian Press. Anthony Mason Jersey . Louis, MO (SportsNetwork. J. R. Reid Jersey . -- Arizona coach Sean Miller rose from his seat every time Roberto Nelson touched the ball and yelled "Shooter!" He could have been talking about his own team, too. https://www.cheaphornets.com/735l-devonte-graham-jersey-hornets.html .7 million, one-year contract, a raise of $2.2 million. Wieters had asked for $8.75 million and the Orioles had offered $6.Flushing Meadows, NY (Sports Network) - Former top-10 star James Blakes singles career came to an end on a rainy Wednesday at the U.S. Open. Ivo Karlovic of Croatia fired 38 aces past Blake to claim a 6-7 (2-7), 3-6, 6-4, 7-6 (7-2), 7-6 (7-2) victory in a match that lasted over three hours. Blakes only other first-round loss here came in 1999. "I dont know when its going to hit me. I dont think Ill be sleeping a lot tonight," Blake said. Blake announced Monday that this would be his last tournament. The 33-year-old American ended his career with 10 singles titles. He reached the quarterfinals at the U.S. Open in 2005 and 2006 and Australian Open in 2008, and also landed in the final at the Tennis Masters Cup in 2006. "Its hitting me now Im never going to have this again in my life, a teary- eyed Blake said. "That ovation makes me realize every bit of hard work is worth it." In 2004, while practicing with fellow American Robby Ginepri in Rome, Blake broke his neck when he slipped on a clay court and collided with the net post. In July of that year, his father died of stomach cancer. At the same time, Blake developed shingles, which temporarily paralyzed half his face and blurred his sight. Blake was the ATPs Comeback Player of the Year in 2005 and was named the Arthur Ashe Humanitarian of the Year in 2008. Meanwhile, defending champion Andy Murray and former title winner Juan Martin del Potro posted first-round wins on Wednesday. The third-seeded Murray cruised past French left-hander Michael Llodra 6-2, 6-4, 6-3. The reigning Wimbledon and U.S. Open titlist beat Novak Djokovic in last years final in Flushing and was a runner-up here in 2008. Murray will next do battle with Leonarddo Mayer, who took down Victor Hanescu 7-6 (7-4), 6-4, 3-6, 7-6 (7-4). Tony Parker Jersey. The sixth-seeded 2009 champion del Potro snuck past Guillermo Garcia-Lopez by a 6-3, 6-7 (5-7), 6-4, 7-6 (9-7) margin in a match that lasted over four hours on a rainy Wednesday. Garcia-Lopez saved three match points in the final tiebreaker before del Potro put him away. The last time del Potro came into the U.S. Open seeded No. 6 was four years ago and he went on to capture the title. Next up for del Potro is former world No. 1 Lleyton Hewitt, who defeated American Brian Baker by a 6-3, 4-6, 6-3, 6-4 score. Hewitt, who captured the U.S. Open in 2001 and was the 2004 runner-up to Roger Federer, improved his impressive record at Flushing Meadows to 44-11. Stanislas Wawrinka, the No. 9 seed, discarded Czech Radek Stepanek 7-6 (7-2), 6-3, 6-2. The 28-year-old Wawrinka will take on Karlovic in the second round. American Rajeev Ram upset 16th-seeded Italian Fabio Fognini 6-1, 6-2, 6-2. He will play Marcel Granollers in the second round. Granollers outlasted Jurgen Zopp 6-1, 3-6, 1-6, 6-3, 6-4. No. 17 seed Kevin Anderson, No. 20 seed Andreas Seppi and No. 21 seed Mikhail Youzhny avoided the upset bug. Anderson took down Daniel Brands 7-5, 4-6, 6-2, 6-3, Seppi beat Xavier Malisse 6-3, 3-6, 7-5, 7-5 and Youzhny got past Nicolas Mahut 6-4, 6-4, 7-6 (7-4). Evgeny Donskoy cruised past 29th-seeded Austrian Jurgen Melzer 7-5, 6-3, 7-6 (7-3), while Russian Alex Bogomolov Jr. outlasted 24th-seeded Frenchman Benoit Paire 7-5, 2-6, 6-4, 5-7, 7-6 (7-5). Other first-round wins came from former Australian Open runner-up and former top-10 star Marcos Baghdatis, Peter Gojowczyk, Tim Smyczek, Alexandr Dolgopolov, Somdev Devvarman. ' ' '

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