Flushing Meadows, NY - Five-time champion Serena Williams was a third-round winner Saturday at the U. Parker Ehinger Jersey .S. Open, where another high seed was eliminated. Williams defeated fellow American Varvara Lepchenko 6-3, 6-3 at Ashe Stadium. Lepchenko had won only six games total in two previous matches against the world No. 1 star. Meanwhile, Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova failed to advance to the fourth round. The third-seeded Czech lost 6-4, 6-4 to Serbian qualifier Aleksandra Krunic. Kvitova committed six double faults and 34 unforced errors in becoming the fifth top-10 seed to exit in the first week. Krunic, 21, is making her second main draw appearance at a Grand Slam after losing in the first round of this event last year. She will next face Victoria Azarenka. Williams will next play Estonias Kaia Kanepi, who beat 15th-seeded Spaniard Carla Suarez Navarro 7-5, 6-0. Kanepi was a quarterfinalist at this Grand Slam tournament in 2010. The 16th-seeded Azarenka improved to 6-0 lifetime against Elena Vesnina with a 6-1, 6-1 thrashing of the Russian. Azarenka, who lost to Williams in the last two U.S. Open finals, registered her 100th win at a Grand Slam. Veteran Italian Flavia Pennetta, Russian Ekaterina Makarova and Aussie Casey Dellacqua also reached the round of 16. The 11th-seeded Pennetta routed American wild card Nicole Gibbs 6-4, 6-0 to set up a meeting with the 29th-seeded Dellacqua, a three-set winner over Czech Karolina Pliskova. Makarova, the 17th seed, beat Kazakhstans Zarina Diyas in straight sets. She will play the winner of the night-session match between seventh-seeded Canadian Eugenie Bouchard and 30th-seeded Czech Barbora Zahlavova Strycova. Anquan Boldin Jersey . Viewers in the Canadiens region can watch the game on TSN Canadiens at 7:30pm et/4:30pm pt. The game can also be heard on TSN Radio Montreal 690. The Calgary Flames will see if they can take their recent hot streak on the road when they shoot for a sixth consecutive win Monday night in Montreal. Nick Boyle Jersey . With the Nets winning streak in jeopardy, Williams scored 23 points, 11 in the final six minutes, to lead Brooklyn to a 104-99 victory over the Charlotte Bobcats on Wednesday night.PANAMA CITY - Mexicos Carlos Ortiz won the Panama Claro Championship on Sunday for his first Web.com Tour title, closing with a 6-under 64 for a four-stroke victory. The 22-year-old former North Texas player finished at 12-under 268 at Panama Golf Club and earned $112,500 to jump from seventh to second on the money list with $171,500. "I still cant believe it," Ortiz said. "I started kind of shaky. I was pretty nervous, I can admit it. ... I knew if I could shoot under par I would have a chance. The only thing I wanted was to have a chance on the back nine. I had it and I took it." His earnings total should be more thhan enough to guarantee a spot on the PGA Tour next season as a top-25 finisher on the money list. Bradley Bozeman Jersey. "Thats always been a lifetime dream," Ortiz said. "Its what we all work so hard for." Jason Gore was second after a 66. Daniel Berger, Derek Fathauer and Aron Price, the second-round leader, tied for third at 7 under. Berger and Fathauer shot 67, and Price had a 70. Alex Cejka, the winner of the season-opening Colombia Championship and second last week in the Brazil Champions, tied for 11th at 4 under after a 69. He earned $13,750 to push his tour-leading total to $235,150. ' ' '
Montreal Alouettes wide receiver Arland Bruce issued a statement of apology on Tuesday regarding a post he made on social media about openly gay football player Michael Sam. Air Force 1 Alte Supreme . "First, I would like to offer my deepest and sincerest apologies for any harm I have inflicted on University of Missouri defensive lineman, Michael Sam," the statement read. "Michael Sam is someones son, someones brother and it is neither my business nor my right to comment on his sexual orientation. My comment on Instagram was inappropriate and disrespectful, and I apologize for the lack of discretion." Bruce was fined on Tuesday by the CFL for a crude posting on social media urging Sam to "submit to God." "The comments made by these players are extremely disappointing and do not represent the CFLs views or the views of the vast majority of our players," CFL commissioner Mark Cohon said in a statement. "The CFL is supportive of openly gay athletes in professional sports and we commend the courage shown by Michael Sam. During the off-season, we have been working with an organization that specializes in this subject and look forward to announcing a formal partnership with them in the near future." The 36-year-old Bruce, a three-time CFL all-star and two-time Grey Cup champion, has played 11 seasons with Winnipeg, Toronto, Hamilton, B.C. and Montreal. The Olashe, Kan., native is going into his second season with the Alouettes. The Alouettes released a statement saying they "unequivocally denounce the regrettable comments made by Arland Bruce III. The statements and feelings expressed by Bruce III are disappointing and do not reflect the opinions and values of the Montreal Alouettes Football Club." In the same statement, Alouettes general manager and head coach Jim Popp said: "Our organization supports all types of diversity. Every individual is unique and free to make his or her own choices. We evaluate players, coaches and support staff based on their skill set and not by gender, colour, religion or sexual orientation. The Montreal Alouettes have a simple criteria to determine who can be a member of our organization. We seek individuals who will make a positive contribution to our team goals and to the Montreal community." Popp later said that no decision has yet been made on whether Bruce will remain with the team. He did not rule out releasing the veteran. "As an organization, well discuss the matter thoroughly and decide what to do next," said Popp. The following is the full statement released on Tuesday night: "First, I would like to offer my deepest and sincerest apologies for any harm I have inflicted on University of Missouri defensive lineman, Michael Sam. Michael Sam is someones son, someones brother and it is neither my business nor my right to comment on his sexual orientation. My comment on Instagram was inappropriate and disrespectful, and I apologize for the lack of discretion. I apologize to fans, teammates, and everyone else who has worked with me, supported me and believed in me throughout my career. I not only respect the game of football, I respect everyone who plays it, and it was not my intent to negatively affect anyone, especially this young, up-and-coming football phenom. I would welcome Michael Sam on my team any day, as I have no ill will towards anyone simply because they are gay. I have a brother and a half-brother who are gay, both of whom I love and respect greatly. To the Montreal Alouettes, the CFL/ CFLPA and the NFL/NFLPA – you are outstanding organizations that give many great men the opportunity to play this beautiful game. I have been very blessed to play on your team and in your league, and I am sincerely sorry for any adverse effects you have had to endure due to my actions. Finally, I want to make it very clear that my thoughts and opinions are my own and do not reflect those of either organization or anyone who is associated with me." Air Force 1 Alte Comfort Prm Year Of Snake .Y. -- The Montreal Canadiens have had few reasons to celebrate this season as they have been mired near the basement of the Eastern Conference. Lunar Force 1 Italia .Lets go back to the Avs, who have become one of the funnest teams to watch in this years playoffs.Melbourne, Australia (SportsNetwork.com) - Fourth-seeded Li Na and 30th seed Eugenie Bouchard were Tuesdays quarterfinal winners at the 2014 Australian Open. The two-time runner-up Li whipped 28th-seeded Italian Flavia Pennetta 6-2, 6-2 in a match that lasted just 67 minutes at Melbourne Park. The 31-year-old Pennetta was a surprise U.S. Open semifinalist in September. "After saving the match point, I think I got a lot of confidence," the 31- year-old Li said of her close call against Czech Lucie Safarova in the third round here. "Even more belief in myself." The former French Open champion lost to two-time reigning Aussie Open champ Victoria Azarenka in last years Down Under final and Kim Clijsters in the 2011 finaale. Air Force 1 Basse Italia . Li will appear now in her sixth career major semifinal (3-2). The Chinese stars semifinal opponent on Thursday will be the rising 19-year- old Canadian Bouchard, who upset 14th-seeded former world No. 1 Ana Ivanovic 5-7, 7-5, 6-2 in 2 hours, 24 minutes to secure a berth in her first-ever Grand Slam semi. The quarterfinals will wrap up on Wednesday, when the reigning Oz champion Azarenka will take on fifth-seeded Pole Agnieszka Radwanska and 11th-seeded Romanian Simona Halep will face 20th-seeded Slovak Dominika Cibulkova, who stunned third seed Maria Sharapova on Monday. Azarenka is a dominant 12-3 lifetime against Radwanska, including a come-from-behind Aussie Open quarterfinal victory two years ago. ' ' '