Manning eventually hit Thomas for a 5-yard

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PARIS -- Eugenie Bouchard reached her second straight Grand Slam semifinal Tuesday as she defeated Spains Carla Suarez Navarro 7-6 (4), 2-6, 7-5 at the French Open. However, fellow Canadian Milos Raonic came up short in his bid to reach the mens final four at Roland Garros, dropping a 7-5, 7-6 (5), 6-4 decision to Novak Djokovic of Serbia. Earlier this year, Bouchard reached the Australian Open semifinal but lost to eventual champion Li Na of China. The 20-year-old from Westmount, Que., will next meet Russias Maria Sharapova after the 2012 champion beat Spains Garbine Muguruza 1-6, 7-5, 6-1. "Im very content with a win like this," said Bouchard. "It was a battle throughout. She played very well especially on long points. "The last set was key for me. Im really excited to be playing Sharapova in a big match here." Bouchard won the first set in an hour, but dropped the second after losing her last two service games. Suarez Navarro jumped out to a 4-1 lead in the third set before the 18th-seeded Canadian fought back with a key break and service holds. "I wouldnt say I surprised myself, no," said Bouchard. "Ive come back in matches before. Tennis can be like that, a bit up and down. I just really tried to forget about what the score was or anything and just tried to play the right way, you know. "Once I started going for my shots a little bit more it started working better. The third set it was just a really cool atmosphere I think for both of us to be playing like that. Even if I was down 5-2 or 4-1 in the third, (I didnt) worry too much -- keep going, keep going, keep going, and it paid off in the end." Bouchard earned a match point but double-faulted. She put a backhand long on a second chance before clinching victory after two hours 22 minutes when her opponent came up short on a return. Bouchard finished with 46 winners, 38 unforced errors and breaks on six of 14 chances. Djokovic, meanwhile, is a six-time major champion but he still needs to win the French Open to complete a career Grand Slam. He reached the semifinals at Roland Garros the last four years, but only made one final, losing to Rafael Nadal in 2012. Raonic, the No. 8 seed from Thornhill, Ont., fired 21 aces but converted only one of two break opportunities in the match, which also lasted two hours 22 minutes. Raonic, the first Canadian man to reach a Grand Slam singles quarter-final in the post-1968 Open era, stalled in the third set but managed to break Djokovic as the second seed was serving for victory at 5-2. Djokovic closed it out two games later when a Raonic forehand sailed wide. The last Canadian to reach a mens singles semifinals at a Grand Slam was William Johnston at the 1923 US Championships. Robert Powell (Wimbledon, 1908) is the only other Canadian to reach a mens singles semifinal. In mixed doubles, Torontos Daniel Nestor and French partner Kristina Mladenovic dropped a 6-3, 1-6, 10-3 quarter-final decision to third seeds Yaroslava Shvedova of Kazakhstan and Brazils Bruno Soares. Sharapova, a four-time Grand Slam winner, has won both of her previous matches against Bouchard, including a second-round match last year in Paris. Following the tradition begun in Melbourne earlier this year, a fan tossed a stuffed animal to Bouchard and she took it to her on-court television interview. Former French player Fabrice Santoro then insisted on taking a photo with Bouchard as the crowd cheered. Bouchard is the third Canadian woman to reach the Roland Garros quarter-finals after Carling Bassett-Seguso (1984, 1986) and Helen Kelesi (1988, 1989). Bouchard and Bassett-Seguso are the only players to reach the semifinals at a Grand Slam (Bassett-Seguso, 1984 US Open). Sharapova, meanwhile, started slow Tuesday by dropping four of her first five games. She then started to land her shots and her serves with more consistency and won nine of the last 10 games. Muguruza, who was playing in a Grand Slam quarter-final for the first time in her career, eliminated defending champion Serena Williams in the second round. Sharapova lost in the semifinals at Roland Garros in 2011, then won the title a year later to complete a career Grand Slam. She lost in last years final to Williams. "It was so tough losing in the final last year, being the defending champion," Sharapova said. "This year, to come back, I have the extra motivation to go further, and to be back on (this) stage is a really nice feeling." Sharapova opened her match with a double fault, the first of eight in the match. And she lost 15 of the first 20 points. But even though Sharapova held in the fifth game, she was broken again, this time at love, to lose the first set. Things changed rather quickly in the second set. At 1-1, Sharapova finally broke, with some help from Muguruza. The unseeded Spaniard, ranked 35th in the world, double-faulted twice in a row to give Sharapova her second break point of the match. The tall Russian converted when Muguruza sent a backhand long. Although Sharapova was broken again in the set, again with a double fault, she started to hold serve more easily while giving Muguruza more trouble while receiving. By the time the third set started, Sharapova was moving Muguruza all over the court, landing her forehands and backhands easily. The only hiccup came in the fourth game, when Muguruza had five break points but couldnt convert any of them. "That was one of the most important games," Sharapova said. "After I won that game, I certainly gained more confidence." Pittsburgh Penguins Store . - The Oakland Athletics have finalized an agreement on a 10-year extension to play at the Coliseum through the 2024 season. Cheap Penguins Jerseys . 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Pospisil, from Vancouver, and Sock will compete for the title against defending champions and top seeds Bob and Mike Bryan of the United States, who defeated the 12th-seeded French duo of Michael Llodra and Nicolas Mahut 7-6 (4), 6-3, 6-2.DENVER - This was almost music to Miamis ears: Peyton Manning and the Denver Broncos wanted to rev up their running game at the expense of the passing attack.The Dolphins boast one of the top rushing defences in the league, so less of Mannings right arm and more of anything the Broncos had in the backfield seemed like a good trade-off.It wasnt.C.J. Anderson rushed for 167 of Denvers season-high 201 yards on the ground in a 39-36 win over the Dolphins on Sunday.Manning did his part, too, throwing four touchdown passes, including three to Demaryius Thomas.They were probably expecting a few more passes and we were effective with the run, Manning said.That run-first approach, though, did catch Miami (6-5) off guard. Not so much that the Broncos (8-3) tried to run the ball so much against Miamis eighth-ranked rushing defence averaging 5.7 yards per carry but that it actually worked.Theyre known for throwing the ball all over the place. But they had a plan to run the ball and control the game like that, cornerback Brent Grimes said. They did a good job of it.If you want to beat a team like the Broncos, who went the Super bowl last year and are contenders this year, youve got to play your best game. We didnt do that today.Miami didnt play poorly across the board; hardly any team would complain about scoring 36 points on the road. And the Dolphins led most of the game, until Anderson scored on a 10-yard run with 5:01 remaining to give Denver a 32-28 advantage.Ryan Tannehill was moving Miami for the go-ahead score, but he threw an interception that deflected off Jarvis Landrys hands and straight to Broncos safety T.J. Ward.Two plays later, Manning found Wes Welker for a short touchdown to give the Broncos a 39-28 cushion, which came in handy after Tannehill found Landry for a late score.Anderson recovered the onside kick and the Broncos were able to run out the clock.All the points we put up, all that we did, it doesnt matter if we cant make those plays in clutch time to win games, said Landry, who had two TD catches.Indeed, that interception was costly.Askedd what happened on the play, Landry simply responded, Just those guys making a play.dddddddddddd Thats it.Tannehill saw things a little different, especially with cornerback Chris Harris all over Landry on the play.Looked like Jarvis arm got pulled down right when the ball got there, said Tannehill, who finished three TD passes and ran for another. Close call. They didnt throw the flag.For three quarters, Tannehill was outplaying No. 18. Even when his team led 28-17 late in the third, Tannehill knew that was hardly enough offence.Not against Manning.I have faith in our defence, but at the same time, we have a lot of respect for this team and the high-powered offence that they have, Tannehill said. We knew coming in it was probably going to be a high-scoring game.During crunch situation we didnt put points on the board when we needed to.Or stop Anderson, who only got stronger as the game wore on.As we all know, football is still a game of blocking and tackling, Dolphins coach Joe Philbin said. At first glimpse, they blocked us relatively well. Dont know if we tackled great.Same assessment from safety Reshad Jones.We did miss a lot of tackles, he said. Got to do better.One of the backbreaking plays for the Dolphins was when Denver converted on fourth-and-2 at the Miami 41 late in the third. Anderson rumbled for 20 yards to keep the drive going. Manning eventually hit Thomas for a 5-yard TD to give the Broncos momentum and rev up the crowd.We thought we were in control for most of the game, said Jimmy Wilson, part of a defence that allowed the Broncos to convert nine of 13 third downs. We had our opportunities. We have to learn to finish better.NOTES: LT JaWuan James suffered a stinger on a play in the first half and didnt return. Im going to be all right. Thats all Im going to say, James said. ... WR Mike Wallace caught a 10-yard TD reception in the second quarter. ... CB Jamar Taylor went out with a shoulder injury in the third quarter. He was starting in place of Cortland Finnegan, who was deactivated before the game with an aching ankle. ' ' '

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