ilver.I respect Derrick Rose

ilver.I respect Derrick Rose

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Flushing Meadows, NY (Sports Network) - World No. Wilbert Montgomery Eagles Jersey . 1 Caroline Wozniacki and three-time champion Serena Williams cruised into the semifinals, while last years runner-up Vera Zvonareva succumbed to Aussie Samantha Stosur in Thursdays womens quarterfinal action at the U.S. Open. Wozniacki and Williams will do battle in a marquee semifinal here on Saturday night. After rain wreaked havoc in New York the previous two days, the women finally returned to the courts at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center for the first time since Monday. The 2009 U.S. Open runner-up Wozniacki got past 10th-seeded German Andrea Petkovic 6-1, 7-6 (7-5) on a 584-seat Court 13, which became a court option on Thursday when an issue surfaced with the court at Armstrong Stadium, the second-biggest show court on the grounds. Wozniacki moved on in 1 hour, 40 minutes, including a hard-fought 73-minute second set. The popular Dane broke Petkovic six times, compared to three breaks for the German loser. Petkovic, who will turn 24 on Friday, reached the quarterfinals at three of the four Grand Slam events this year, her best-ever one on the WTA circuit. The 21-year-old Wozniacki, meanwhile, will meet Williams for a third time, all on hardcourts, seeking a first-ever win. The two stars havent met since the 2009 season. "I think Caroline is a very consistent player," Williams said. "I think both consistent on the court and then consistent in playing tournaments and doing well and winning tournaments as well as going really far in tournaments. Thats pretty much what it takes to be the best." A 28th-seeded Williams handled 17th-seeded Russian Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova 7-5, 6-1 at Arthur Ashe Stadium, as the bout came to a close when the American great fired her seventh ace of the day. Williams advanced in 1 hour, 19 minutes with the help of six aces among her 26 winners. The powerful star broke the young Russian six times and Pavlyuchenkova piled up 31 unforced errors en route to the predictable defeat. The 29-year-old Williams is a 13-time major titlist, including a trio of U.S. Open victories. She also posted a runner-up finish to her older sister Venus here in Flushing 10 years ago. Serena is currently riding a 17-match overall winning streak, all on hardcourts, which includes titles in Stanford and Toronto. If Serena can title here this weekend she would pocket $2.8 million, which would include a $1 million bonus for capturing this summers U.S. Open Series. Shell appear in her sixth career U.S. Open semifinal (4-1). Meanwhile, a ninth-seeded Stosur beat the second-seeded Russian Zvonareva for an eighth straight time, as the Aussie posted a comprehensive 6-3, 6-3 victory in 67 minutes on the Grandstand court. Stosur fired 25 winners, compared to only nine for the Russian on Day 11, and Zvonareva was unable to break her big-serving Aussie counterpart. "When youre playing well, it just kind of flows," said a happy Stosur. "You step up to the line and you play the next point and the next one and the next one. Happy to close it out in straight sets." Stosur was last years French Open runner-up, while Zvonareva lost in last years U.S. Open and Wimbledon finals. Zvonareva gave way to Belgian star Kim Clijsters in a lopsided finale last year in Flushing. The 27-year-old Stosur will now appear in her third career Grand Slam semifinal and her first-ever U.S. Open semi. Shell be opposed by upstart 92nd-ranked German Angelique Kerber on Saturday. The 23-year-old left-handed Kerber will appear in her first career Grand Slam semifinal after upending 26th-seeded Italian Flavia Pennetta 6-4, 4-6, 6-3 on Thursday. Stosur and Kerber have never met on court. The womens semis were originally scheduled to be played on Friday, but because of the backlog of matches brought on by this weeks wet weather, the womens final four has been shifted to Saturday night. And the original Saturday night final has been moved to 4:00 p.m. EDT Sunday. Brandon Brooks Jersey . 1. HUGE GAME: Im here in NYC for the Raptors at Nets game Monday night. Some games are just bigger than others and this is one of them. Four games separate them for first place in the Atlantic. Tie-breaker at stake, as well. A win by the Raps would be a major step with only 20 games to play beyond this one. Harold Carmichael Jersey . Vinatieri will face his former team in Sundays AFC championship game.Post-season Record: 20-9 (Colts were 2-1 when Vinatieri was on injured reserve following 2009 season). . Top Picks: While the Bruins arent a high-flying team, but because of the strength of their top lines, they present a lot of players worth taking relatively early in drafts.NEW YORK, N.Y. - LeBron James, Kyrie Irving and multiple Brooklyn players wore I Cant Breathe shirts while they warmed up for Monday nights game between the Cleveland Cavaliers and the Nets.Kevin Garnett and Deron Williams were among four Nets wearing the shirts in support of the family of Eric Garner, who died July 17 after a police officer placed him in a chokehold when he was being arrested for selling loose, untaxed cigarettes.It was a message to the family. That Im sorry for their loss, sorry to his wife. Thats what its about, James said after the Cavaliers 110-88 victory. I think everybody else gets caught up in everything else besides whos really feeling it, and thats the family. Thats what its about.Chicago star Derrick Rose wore one before a game Saturday and James said Sunday he wanted one. He got it from Nets guard Jarrett Jack, who provided them to players on both teams. A few NFL players had the saying written on different items of gear and shirts during pregame warmups before games on Sunday, including St. Louis Rams guard Davin Joseph, Detroit Lions running back Reggie Bush and Cleveland Browns cornerback Johnson Bademosi.Entertainer Jay-Z, a former part-owner of the Nets who still attends some games, also gave some of the shirts to the team.D-Will brought it to the guys that wanted to wear it and support the cause, and the ones that wanted to wear it worre it, Garnett said. Wendell Smallwood Jersey. I think it is important.James said he and Irving did not discuss their plans to wear the jerseys beforehand. Irving went to warm up first, and at that point James was still saying it was only a possibility that he would be wearing it.Were our own men, and we didnt talk about it, James said. When we seen each other wearing the shirts, we looked at each other and just gave the nod. It goes from there.The statement from the players came before a game that was attended by Britains Prince William and his wife, Kate, as well as NBA Commissioner Adam Silver.I respect Derrick Rose and all of our players for voicing their personal views on important issues but my preference would be for players to abide by our on-court attire rules, Silver said.Players are required to wear attire of Adidas, the leagues official apparel provider.A recording of Garners arrest showed him gasping, I cant breathe during the fatal encounter, and thousands have protested a grand jury decision not to indict the officer since the announcement on Wednesday.Over 200 protesters gathered outside the Barclays Center on Monday night, chanting Hands Up, Dont Shoot and I cant breathe.Irving said his thoughts were with Garners family.What happened is a tragedy, I feel terrible about it, but my emotions are just more or less condolences for the family, Irving said. 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