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NEW YORK -- Andy Murray had been tossing and turning since arriving in the city that never sleeps.He felt flat on the court in a subdued, sloppy and unusually error-strewn US Open third-round win against Italian journeyman Paolo Lorenzi that went four sets and 3 hours, 17 minutes.I hadnt been sleeping great here, just didnt feel great the last few days, Murray told British newspapers including The Sun, The Times and The Guardian.It was a wake-up call, all right, for the world No. 2, who was being tipped to topple Novak Djokovic for the title here.The performance was in stark contrast to the form that has seen Murray go 25-1, reach his past seven finals, win his third Grand Slam title at Wimbledon and a second straight Olympic gold medal over what has been a grueling summer.So alarming was the slump against Lorenzi that Ivan Lendl and Murrays assistant coach, Jamie Delgado, felt the need to give him a pep talk.I chatted to Ivan and Jamie and it was like, Look, youve got a few days left here, give it everything youve got. Lets be as professional as possible, work hard in practice and go out and fight, give everything youve got in the matches. Theres a break coming soon, Murray added.That was an important chat to have because I definitely was a little bit flat a couple of days ago and I definitely couldnt afford to let that happen against Dimitrov.The talk had its desired effect the night before his last-16 match. His mind at ease, Murray said he slept 12 hours before promptly demolishing Grigor Dimitrov 6-1, 6-2, 6-2 on Arthur Ashe Stadium on Monday.It was a timely reminder to Djokovic, a slight favourite with the bookmakers, that the British No. 1 will take some beating here.The hotels been pretty quiet. I dont know if its been because of the Labor Day weekend, but its been much quieter, Murray said. Theres no noise in the city, really. Maybe that helped.Sleeps the most important thing, I think. Its not easy but you try not to stress about matches, thinking about matches the whole day and wasting a lot of nervous energy as well. You need to save as much as you can for the match court.But just now, its sleeping really. For me, I normally have no issues sleeping, but Ive slept badly here and I felt way better after getting a proper nights sleep.Murray faces Kei Nishikori on Wednesday for a place in the semifinals, and will hope the match goes similar to their meeting at the same stage of the Rio Olympics.I have played well against him in the past, but he likes these conditions, Murray told a news conference after his win over Dimitrov. He plays well in New York. Hes made his only slam final here. He beat Novak here [in 2014].Hes playing pretty well this summer. He played some good stuff at the Olympics and won the bronze. I played a really good match against him when we played a few weeks ago. Im aware Ill need to do that again in a couple days if I want to beat him, because hes one of the best players in the world. Nike Free Run 3 Mens . After taking two big hits this week -- losing at home and dropping back-to-back games for the first time all season -- Indiana struck back by playing its most complete game of the year. Nike Free 5.0 Mens Grey . The Brazilian goalkeeper signed a loan deal with the Major League Soccer club on Friday as he looks to get playing time ahead of this summers World Cup in his home country. . Brett Kulak and Jackson Houck of the Vancouver Giants were each charged with assault causing bodily harm on Aug. 18, according to the B.C. court services. Nike Free 5.0 Flyknit Mens . In Europe, top teams seem to be largely happy with their squads after spending nearly $1 billion in the off-season. And although English league clubs are unlikely to splash cash in January, Arsenal and Chelsea could be tempted to strengthen their squads with new strikers. 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Im happy to have him here.Just another week in the life of the NBAs most unique talents.But, despite all of the off-court events and activities, Westbrook heads into Friday with his team still trying to find the success they had started the season with. The win over the Rockets broke the four-game losing streak, but it didnt answer the pressing questions that had arisen.If Houston hadnt gone ice cold from the field in the fourth quarter, Oklahoma City could be riding a five-game slide heading into its contest with the Brooklyn Nets.I thought their effort was good the entire game. But they really did a great job defensively, scrambling, rotating and moving, Thunder coach Billy Donovan said. Im not going to sit there and say that in the third and the fourth their shooting percentage from the 3-point line was all because of us, but I thought we did a better job defensively there in the second half than we did in the first half.One of the bright spots was the emergence of Victor Oladipo. He scored 29 points and was 5 of 7 from the 3-point line.Oklahoma City (7-5) needs a confident Oladipo on the perimeter to keep defenses honest and from crowding Weestbrook.ddddddddddddI worked my whole life on shooting and increasing my range and things like that, Oladipo said. So I just go out there and shoot with confidence because Im going to make some and miss some and at the end of the day, just go out and keep shooting with confidence.While the Thunder have been inconsistent, they have at least been competitive in almost all of their games. That cant be said for the Nets, who have a minus 4.5-point differential. That is tied for seventh worst in the NBA.It got even worse Monday night when Brooklyn was rolled over 127-95 by the Clippers. However, coach Kenny Atkinson sees the drubbing as a learning lesson.Its actually good for our guys to see a team like this, Atkinson told the NY Daily News. They can see how well they are playing and their cohesiveness. Theyve been together for a while and theyre executing well. They turned us over and got us out of our game.As bad as the Nets have played at times this season, scoring has not been the issue. They are fifth in the Eastern Conference at just over 106 points a game.But that hasnt helped Brooklyn when it goes on the road. The Nets have a 1-5 record away from home.The Thunder, on the other hand, are 5-3 at home. But have lost three of their last four at the Chesapeake Energy Arena. Their three-game home losing streak came to an end Wednesday.On the importance of breaking the losing streak:It was huge for us. It was real important to me, Oladipo said. This organization is known for winning. Losing is unacceptable. We got to do whatever it takes in our power to continue to keep winning. Cheap NFL Jerseys China Cheap NFL Jerseys China Jerseys NFL China Wholesale Jerseys China Wholesale NFL Jerseys Stitched Jerseys Jerseys Wholesale ' ' '

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