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NEW YORK, N. Deion Sanders Jersey .Y. - It is among the most unexpected championship matchups in Grand Slam tennis history: Kei Nishikori against Marin Cilic in the U.S. Open final. Neither is currently ranked in the top 10. Neither has previously played in a major final, let alone won one. You can catch all the action starting today at 5pm et/2pm pt on TSN2 and TSN GO. "If somebody told you a Nishikori-Cilic final at the U.S. Open, three weeks ago, you would look at them like they dont know what theyre talking about," said 2001 Wimbledon champion Goran Ivanisevic, Cilics coach. "But its happening on Monday." Yes, it is, putting an end to a 9 1/2-year, 38-Slam stretch in which at least one — and 17 times, two — of Roger Federer, Novak Djokovic or Rafael Nadal participated in the title match, winning 34 of them. Cilic eliminated Federer 6-3, 6-4, 6-4 in the semifinals. Nishikori, a star in his native Japan but based since age 14 in Florida, got past Djokovic 6-4, 1-6, 7-6 (4), 6-3 to become the first man from Asia to get to a major singles final. (Nadal, the 2013 U.S. Open champion, did not try to defend his title because of a right wrist injury.) "Well," Cilic summed up, "its a bit of a change up." And just think about where these two guys were a year ago at this time. Cilic was at home in Croatia, barred from entering the U.S. Open because of a doping suspension he says he didnt deserve. He tested positive for a stimulant at a tournament in Germany in May 2013, and the International Tennis Federation sought a two-year ban. He said he ingested the substance unintentionally via a glucose tablet bought at a pharmacy. He initially was suspended for nine months, but the Court of Arbitration for Sport reduced that to four months on appeal last October, saying, "the sanction imposed was too severe." The court also restored ranking points and prize money that had been taken from Cilic. "You can see theres a justice," Ivanisevic said. "Theres somebody upstairs watching. He was accused for nothing. He was sitting ... for nothing." After his startlingly straightforward ouster by Cilic on Saturday, Federer was asked whether he was at all uncomfortable with the idea that he was beaten by a guy who recently served a ban for doping. "Im fine with it. I truly believed he didnt do anything wrong in the sense that he did (not do) it on purpose. Was he stupid, maybe? Maybe. You know, yeah. But I feel like I know him well enough, and I dont think he would ever do it," Federer said. "I dont quite remember what the circumstances were, but I feel more bad for him than anything else." Nishikori, meanwhile, left Flushing Meadows 12 months ago with a straight-set, first-round loss to a qualifier ranked 179th. He arrived this year with a reputation for injury issues. As recently as three weeks ago, he was forced to hit shots while seated at practice, because he couldnt run after having a cyst removed from the bottom of his right foot in August. "I tried to work on my body a lot this year," said Nishikori, who has won five of seven previous matches against Cilic. "Even last year, too." And now? Nishikori is viewed in a very different light after winning a pair of five-setters totalling more than 8 1/2 hours against No. 3-seeded Stan Wawrinka and No. 5 Milos Raonic, before beating No. 1 Djokovic in stifling heat and humidity. "After every match that he wins," said Nishikoris coach, 1989 French Open champion Michael Chang, "I keep telling him, Were not done yet." Nishikori is seeded 10th, but ranked 11th. Cilic is seeded 14th, but ranked 16th. Its the first time since the 2002 French Open that two men outside the top 10 met in a Grand Slam final. That hasnt happened in New York since Patrick Rafter beat Greg Rusedski in 1997, which also was the last year two players made their major final debut at Flushing Meadows. "Its going to be a tricky final. First final for both of the guys, theyre going to both be nervous," Ivanisevic said. "But whoever wins is going to be on top of the world. You know, Mount Everest is Monday." Jaylon Smith Jersey . -- Byron Scott is taking over the Los Angeles Lakers with the vocal support of his fellow Showtime greats. Tony Romo Jersey . -- David Ortiz saved his only hit for a key moment for the Boston Red Sox. . The Hockey Canada Foundation is donating $50,000, with Hockey Quebec contributing $15,000. Hockey Canada also announced it will hold a skills camp for all levels of minor hockey in Lac-Mégantic during the 2013-14 season. Representatives from Hockey Canada, the Hockey Canada Foundation and Hockey Quebec were on hand Tuesday night at a meeting of the AHM de Lac-Mégantic to make the announcement and presentation.DALLAS -- Former Dallas Cowboys tackle Josh Brent was released from jail on Sunday following his conviction for a drunken car crash that killed his friend and teammate, Jerry Brown, the Dallas County sheriffs office said. The 26-year-old Brent was convicted in January of intoxication manslaughter for the December 2012 crash that killed Jerry Brown, a Cowboys practice squad player. He was sentenced to 180 days in jail and 10 years probation. It was not immediately clear whether he would be required to report to a rehab facility to complete his six-month sentence, which was expected to end in July. Brent crashed his Mercedes sedan on a suburban Dallas highway on the way back from a nightclub. Brown was in the passengers seat. Witnesses recalled seeing Brent trying to pull Brown from the wreckage of the vehicle. Tests later showed Brent to have a blood-alcohol level of 0.18 per cent, more than twice thhe legal limit for drivers in Texas. Nolan Carroll Jersey. Brent faced up to 20 years in prison for intoxication manslaughter, and prosecutors pressed hard for prison time, saying his case would send a message to other would-be drunken drivers. But Browns mother, Stacey Jackson, testified she had forgiven Brent and that "you cant go on in life holding a grudge." Brent and Brown were college teammates at the University of Illinois and roommates in Texas, where Brown was a practice squad linebacker for the Cowboys. Brent was a defensive tackle for the Cowboys. He retired from the NFL months before his January trial, though he could attempt to be reinstated now that he has been released. Its unclear whether the NFL will suspend him before he can play again. 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