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    December 6, 2017 9:45 PM PST

    There were times on Sunday at the Atlanta Open when John Isner probably wished he had gone to Rio for the Olympics. Sale Air Max 90 .While the temperature in Rio during Serena Williams 6-4, 6-2 over?Daria Gavrilova?was a pleasant 77 degrees, the?thermometer in Atlantas Atlantic Station seemed on the verge of exploding as the mercury ticked above 90, with the humidity making it feel even hotter.Not as hot as Isners opponent, Nick Kyrgios, though. Isner, the three-time defending champion, staggered and stumbled in the first-set tiebreaker on wobbly legs, looking conspicuously woozy. Although he went through the motions, Isner folded in two tiebreakers. Kyrgios went on to win the title match 7-6 (3), 7-6 (4) .The conditions were tough, Kyrgios said afterward. But its always tough against John.Not as tough as it has sometimes been in the past. Isner seems to have misplaced his talent for winning tiebreakers this year; hes 24-23 in them on the season, a disappointing mark for a player with a humongous serve.But the terms for anyone playing Isner in the U.S. summer are still daunting. It was one of the reasons Isner chose not to travel to Rio. But there were others. While?Roger Federer takes enormous pride in being a citizen of the world, Isner is comparably gratified being a former Georgia Bulldog and citizen of the great state of North Carolina. He enjoys one big sea-to-shining sea advantage among those amber waves of grain.Theres more. For these Olympics, neither the ATP nor the WTA is awarding rankings points. With 250 points from Isners win in Atlanta last year dropping off, and the Olympics being both unpredictable and loaded, his decision might not be noble. But it is understandable.Kyrgios is a different case altogether. Unlike Isner, whos on excellent terms with tennis powers in the U.S., Kyrgios has been engaged in a running battle with the Australian establishment. He pulled out of the Olympic Games (following in the footsteps of fellow malcontent Bernard Tomic) in June, claiming he had been subject to unwarranted attacks and unfair and unjust treatment at the hands of the Australian Olympic Committee.The 21-year-old from Canberra, now ranked No. 18, claimed on his website that he had the backing of Tennis Australia. But Kyrgios charged that the federation had engaged in a month-long campaign of public and private disparagement and pre-empted further controversy by pulling his name from consideration. (Although Kyrgios would have been eligible by ranking, Olympians still must be nominated by their federations, which work closely with the Olympic committee.)All that is backstory. The front story is that both men who bailed on Rio, along with the likes of Sam Querrey, Tomas Berdych, Milos Raonic and others (including some women, led by No. 3 Simona Halep) are either in a position to enhance their rankings or at a potential advantage for the climax of the summer, the US Open.For a nine-day event, the tennis in Rio will exact a heavy toll physically and emotionally. Some of the players will be competing in three events. Olympic tennis players will be welcomed back by the blazing heat of the Cincinnati Masters, a combined mandatory event. A week after Cincy ends, the US Open gets underway.The pros who declined to take part in the Olympics were rewarded with chances to boost their rankings. Theyre also on a more sensible schedule with less emotional stress. And they have a little more wiggle room in their schedules in the weeks ahead. Kyrgios has already felt the benefit of turning down his country. He won just the second title of his career Sunday, added 250 rankings points to his total and pocketed almost $110,000. (The Olympics offers no prize money.)The points will be enough for Kyrgios to change places with the player ranked one rung above him. That happens to be Isner.Maybe the big American should have gone to Rio, after all. Mens Air Max 90 2018 . PETERSBURG, Fla. Cheap Air Max 2018 Grey . - Connor McDavid scored 53 seconds into overtime as the Erie Otters came from behind to defeat the visiting Guelph Storm 4-3 on Saturday in Ontario Hockey League action. . Coach Tom Thibodeau says the former MVP will probably start travelling with the team in the next few weeks. Rose tore the meniscus in his right knee at Portland in November and was ruled out for the remainder of the season by the Bulls.(Sports Network) - The New York Knicks are in a must-win situation Thursday night when Game 5 of their Eastern Conference semifinal series with the Indiana Pacers shifts back to Madison Square Garden. The Knicks dropped both contests in Indiana, including a 93-82 setback on Tuesday night. In that loss, head coach Mike Woodson changed his starting lineup. Inserted was Kenyon Martin and out was Pablo Prigioni. Woodson said the change had a lot to do with Iman Shumperts health, but he also wanted to go big to match the strength of Indianas frontline. It didnt work. Martin scored zero points in almost 29 minutes. Prigioni played a little over three minutes. "Theres a strong chance we could go right back to that lineup," said Woodson, referring to the Prigioni-based starting group. "That lineup has been great for us for two, three months. "A lot of that was based on guys not being in practice. There were a lot of things playing into why I did what I did." The Pacers still out-rebounded the Knicks, 54-36. Indiana, one of the best defensive squads in the NBA during the regular season, held the New York to 35 percent shooting on Tuesday. The offensive woes for the Knicks have been exacerbated under the bright lights of the playoffs, but they exist. Carmelo Anthony led the Knicks with 24 points on 9-for-23 shooting in Game 4. He has been the butt of subtle criticism from fellow Knicks about stagnant ball movement, but who is going to carry the load for them? J.R. Smith, the reigning Sixth Man of the Year, has shot 28 percent from the field during this series. His scoring, which was at 18.1 ppg, is down to 14.3 ppg during the postseason. After the Game 4 loss, he was candid about his play. "I take the blame for this whole series," admitted Smith. Wholesale Air Max 90. Thats unfair. "My job is to get us out of this hole," Woodson said. He needs some of his players to start scoring the basketball. Jason Kidd hasnt scored a point in the month of May. Shumpert, Martin and Prigioni both took the collar in Game 4. Raymond Felton had 14 and Tyson Chandler managed 12 and 10 rebounds. The Knicks have just been unable to match up with the Pacers awesome starting front court. Paul George had 18 points and 14 rebounds on Tuesday, while David West registered a double-double with 10 points and 10 boards and Roy Hibbert only scored six points, but had 11 rebounds and three blocks. "The effort theyre putting forth is humbling for me to watch," said Pacers coach Frank Vogel. "To see these guys pour their heart and souls into the game and playing the game the right way - unselfishly - and doing all the little things to make winning plays. Im excited and extremely proud of them." The Knicks, partially because of the dominant performance of Hibbert in Game 3, elected to double-team almost every post player for Indiana in Game 4. The Pacers swung the ball and made eight 3-pointers. The main beneficiary of the ball movement was George Hill. The starting point guard shot 9-for-14 and paced the Pacers with 26 points. Lance Stephenson (13) and D.J. Augustin (11) also scored in double figures. The Pacers are in great shape, but are too savvy to think this series is over. "We understand the next game will be the toughest game of the series," said West. "They had some desperation, but the desperation they play with Thursday night is going to be tremendous. We just have to be prepared to deal with it." If the Knicks win on Thursday, Game 6 will be Saturday in Indianapolis. 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 ' ' '