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Blog Entry: TOKYO -- Marin Cilic and David Goffin advanced to the semifinals of the Japan Open on Friday, and they will play each other for a spot in the final. Curtis Martin Jets Jersey .The fifth-seeded Goffin rallied to beat Joao Sousa 1-6, 7-5, 6-2, while the fourth-seeded Cilic beat injury-plagued Juan Monaco 7-5, 6-1.Goffin beat Cilic in Indian Wells early this year, and then again in a Davis Cup match for Belgium against Croatia. Those are their only two career meetings.That was when I played my best tennis this year, Goffin said. I can play fast against him and he doesnt like that, because hes a big guy and he doesnt like to run. If Im returning well, he struggles a bit.Nick Kyrgios also advanced to the semifinals, defeating Gilles Muller of Luxembourg 6-4, 6-2. He will next face second-seeded Gael Monfils. The Frenchman beat Ivo Karlovic 7-6 (6), 7-6 (6).Cilic took an early lead against Monaco in the first set, but then let the Argentine back into the match. Monaco, who has been troubled by various injuries this season, became reluctant to chase down balls in the second set, allowing Cilic to advance.I felt today I was a bit up and down with my serve and I have to get that right from the start tomorrow, Cilic said, looking ahead to Saturdays match against Goffin. Hes extremely quick around the court, plays very close to the baseline and pushes players back. Its going to be important for me to serve well and get some free points.Karlovic took every set he played at this weeks tournament to a tiebreaker, including both sets against Monfils on Friday.Its always difficult to play Ivo, there arent that many opportunities, Monfils said. A bit like today, Im going to have to be patient tomorrow. Christian Hackenberg Womens Jersey . -- Adam Snyder returned to the San Francisco 49ers this season because the offensive lineman thought it was his best opportunity to win a championship. Joe Namath Black Jersey . Dukurs winning time was 1 minute, 45.76 seconds, a quarter-second better than Russias Alexander Tretiakov. Lativas Tomass Dukurs was third, 1.41 seconds off the pace. Jon Montgomery of Eckville, Alta. . Schenn scored the game-winning goal and added two assists to lead the Philadelphia Flyers to a 4-1 win over the Calgary Flames at the Scotiabank Saddledome on Tuesday. ATLANTA -- Jameis Winstons four-touchdown game looked big in the statistics.Winston said credit belonged to big plays made by his teammates, including running back Charles Sims III and wide receiver Austin Seferian-Jenkins. The two backups flashed their athleticism on highlight-worthy touchdowns in Tampa Bays 31-24 win over Atlanta on Sunday.The Falcons led 13-10 late in the first half when Winston checked down to Sims on a play from the Atlanta 23.Sims did all the rest. The third-year back made a cut that caused two Falcons defenders to crash into each other. He slipped away from attempted tackles by defensive tackle Jonathan Babineaux and safety Ricardo Allen. After breaking Allens tackle, the spinning Sims kept his feet and scored.It just shows you when youve got guys who actually do that running stuff for a living and give them the ball, good things can happen, Winston said.The touchdown gave Tampa Bay a 17-13 lead they would not lose and momentum that carried into the second half. It was the start of 21 unanswered points by the Buccaneers.What a run by Charles, said Bucs coach Dirk Koetter, the former Falcons offensive coordinator who received a game ball from Winston after winning in his debut. He must have broken four tackles.Sims said he had no idea how many tackles he broke.I was just in the moment, Sims said. I just wanted a touchdown. That was all that was on my mind.Another dynamic play by Seferian-Jenkins helped the Buccaneers stretch the lead on their first drive of the second half.Seferian-Jenkins (6-5, 262) beat linebacker Sean Weatherspoon as he took advantage of his big frame to reach for Winstons 30-yard toouchdown pass. Bryce Petty Jets Jersey. Winston said to expect more big plays from the tight end.When youve got a guy like 87 who can run the way he can run, as big as he is, thats what were expecting all the time, Winston said.Seferian-Jenkins said Winston told him exactly how the play would develop.He told me whats going to happen before it happened, Seferian-Jenkins said. All I have to do is my part and I dont have to think and Im not here to think. I just play. He does the thinking, tells me whats going to happen and told me how to go get it.Seferian-Jenkins said Winston is the leagues best quarterback and Im happy to have him.Winston overcame a slow start. He overthrew Mike Evans for what would have been a touchdown pass on the Buccaneers first possession. Falcons cornerback Desmond Trufant slipped on the play.Trufant made up for his slip by intercepting a pass from Winston later in the opening quarter.Asked how he regrouped from the slow start, Winston said I think its just Ive got tremendous faith in my teammates to help me.Winston completed 23 of 33 passes for 281 yards with four touchdowns -- the second-most of his career.Its not often that you have young guys like him with that kind of poise at such an important position with all the eyes on him, said Tampa Bay center Joe Hawley. He really shows a lot of poise for such a young player.---AP NFL websites: and Charles Odum at and Cheap NFL Jerseys Cheap NFL Jerseys China Cheap Jerseys From China Cheap NFL Jerseys Authentic Wholesale Jerseys China Cheap NFL Jerseys China NFL Cheap Jerseys Cheap NFL Jerseys ' ' '