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Against Bautista Agut, del Potro moved with precision around the court, socked backhands (his much weaker wing by comparison) and played stellar defense. Del Potro also won 46 percent of return points and broke his Spanish opponent five times. Hard to imagine a bigger fairy-tale ending to the Olympics than the 6-foot-7 Argentine, who has missed more than two years worth of tennis because of reoccurring wrist injuries, hoisting gold.BOTTOM HALFAndy Murray def. Steve Johnson 6-0, 4-6, 7-6 (2)Murray is Captain Clutch: Down a break in the third set against the American Johnson, Murray looked like he might become Rios latest upset victim. But Murray broke back and eventually sent the match into a final-set tiebreaker, which he easily won. This performance came a day after the Scot fought back after losing eight straight games against Fabio Fognini to prevail. Murray is now two wins shy of winning his second straight gold medal in singles.Kei Nishikori def. Gael Monfils 7-6 (4), 4-6, 7-6 (6)Nishikori catches a big break: All the credit to the fourth seed for pulling off this miracle, but a game Monfils for most of the match gacked at the worst possible time. On the Frenchmans third match point, in the third-set tiebreaker, Monfils threw in a weak double fault to make it 6-6. Nishikori took the final two points to prevail. But this battle lasted 2 hours, 53 minutes, and Nishikori looked gassed. Although his semifinal opponent, Murray, was on the court north of two hours himself Friday. Matt Ryan Jersey . Colin Wilson had two goals and an assist, and Mike Fisher scored a goal and helped set up two others in the Predators 6-4 victory over the Red Wings on Monday night. Brett Favre Jersey . The home side created most of the chances but struggled to break down Braunschweigs resilient defence, resulting in the Bundesligas 1,000th scoreless draw. http://www.falconsauthenticofficialonline.com/authentic-desmond-trufant-jersey.html . Halifax beat the Saint John Sea Dogs 7-5 on the strength of two goals apiece from Nikolaj Ehlers, Matt Murphy and Brent Andrews. Jonathan Drouin also scored and had three assists while Zachary Fucale made 17 saves for the Mooseheads (16-8-0), who led 6-1 after two periods. Melbourne coach Craig Bellamy expects former charge Greg Inglis will spark a sputtering South Sydney in Saturday nights NRL clash at AAMI Park.The Rabbitohs are reeling from an eighth straight loss, having been belted 54-4 by Canberra in round 21.Inglis, who hasnt played for Souths since July 3, will return at five-eighth.The versatile superstar copped a three-game ban for a shoulder charge in State of Origin III that broke Josh Dugans jaw.Losing GI for a month obviously wasnt great for them, Bellamy said on Friday.Hes going to be a handful.It doesnt matter what position he plays. If he gets plenty of the ball and starts running it, then hes dangerous.Inglis shot to fame as a game-breaking back under Bellamy, playing 117 games with the Storm before shifting north.Playing down here against his old team, I imagine hell be very determined to play well, Bellamy said.You always know what hes capable of and I know hell be determined to show that this week.Souths coach Michael Maguire admitted the recent slump had tested everyone at his club.Weve got the drive of where we want to go and weve got to make sure we persist with that, Maguire said.Theyree doing all the little things right around training . RaShede Hageman Jersey. .. what were trying to do this week is get out there and play for each other.The Rabbitohs will miss the finals for the first time under Maguire, leaving Bellamy and many others puzzled.Its been a tough time for them ... 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