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  • January 30, 2019 8:20 PM EST

    BANGKOK, Thailand -- Milos Raonic has seen this scenario play out before. White Nike Air Max 1 . This time, hes hoping for a different result. Raonic reached the semifinals of the Thailand Open on Friday with 6-4, 6-3 win over Spains Feliciano Lopez. That sets up a semifinal match against Frances Richard Gasquet on Saturday. In last months U.S. Open, Raonic beat Lopez in the third round only to find himself facing Gasquet in his next match in New York. Raonic, from Thornhill, Ont., will be trying to rewrite his recent history with Gasquet after losing their grand slam encounter in five sets. He also kept his hopes alive of reaching the eight-man year-end finals in London with his 58-minute victory over Lopez. Raonic fired 19 aces against Lopez and will be playing his fourth semi-final of the ATP season. "I felt I played really well, I was able to control most of the points when they got started," said Raonic. "Overall I think I did well. "I will be looking for a win tomorrow having recently lost a close five-setter to Richard." Raonic is playing a full autumn schedule in hopes of making the field for London. "Im playing well and hoping to continue in Asia and back in Europe. I have three events out here and two more afterwards in hopes of qualifying for London. I really want to take this opportunity if I can. "I was working on fitness after the Davis Cup, thats why I arrived in Bangkok at the last moment. "I want to be in the best shape possible to try and make a run for London." Raonic, the first Canadian man achieve an ATP top 10 ranking currently stands provisional 11th in the points race for the season wrap up, two behind Gasquet, the defending Bangkok titleholder. Raonic is aiming to become the first Canadian to advance into the year-ender in singles. Raonic began quickly against Lopez with an immediate break of serve and collected the opening set in 30 minutes on his 11th ace. There was more of the same in the quick second set. Raonic has split his two career meeting with Gasquet, who advanced with a 5-7, 6-3, 6-1 win over Russian Mikhail Youzhny. In the other semifinal, top-seeded Tomas Berdych and Gilles Simon of France will meet for the eighth time. Fresh from helping the Czech Republic beat Argentina in the Davis Cup semifinals, Berdych beat Yen-hsun Lu of Taiwan 7-6 (7), 6-4 to maintain his record of never losing before the semifinals in Thailand. However, he hasnt advanced in his two previous appearances. "Sometimes, I was feeling like he was a PlayStation," Berdych said of Lu. "He was there. He was so fast. He hit so many winners." Simon, 5-2 against Berdych, said, "I just hope that I will beat him one more time." Simon said he was going to receive treatment on his back after he needed court-side help from a trainer after the first game of the third set against Igor Sisjling of the Netherlands. After prevailing 6-4, 5-7, 6-4, the third-seeded Simon said it was a struggle to move on to the semifinals. "I felt like I could have lost the two sets I won and I could have won the one I lost," he said. "It was a good win." Asked about the back injury, he said: "I have red lights everywhere. I felt the pain very quickly in the second game of the match. Then it was worse. I thought it would be hard to finish the match at this point but finally I was getting better. My back is not in great shape now but I hope I will be fine (Saturday)." Clearance Womens Nike Air Max . -- Oakland Athletics starting pitchers Jarrod Parker and A. Mens Nike Air Max Store . The eighth-year point guard played in his 500th career game on Sunday, a 98-93 win over the Orlando Magic.  Does he feel like hes played in that many games? "No," he said initially, before reconsidering.SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. - Kickers Adam Vinatieri and Cody Parkey are going to have to narrow their focus and kick a little harder to convert an extra point in Sundays Pro Bowl.The NFL will narrow the goal posts from the current 18.6-feet to 14 feet. In addition, the kick will be moved back to the 15-yard line, making it about a 33-yard field goal.Vinatieri, at 42 the oldest Pro Bowl member, doesnt like the idea.Other people might enjoy that, he said. For me, Im a traditionalist. Dont change it unless it needs to be changed. The league has never been more successful. The fan base has never been greater. But the deciding powers are way above me.The NFL is experimenting with making the PAT more difficult because they are virtually automatic now.Over the past five seasons, Indianapolis Vinatieri hasnt missed one in five years, going 196 for 196. Parkey, a rookie for Philadelphia, made all 54 of his attempts.I dont prefer it but it is what it is, Parkey said after the team practiced at Scottsdale Community College on Friday. Its going to be way harder. Its the kind of situation where there are so many good kickers in the league that I guess made it look easy. Theyve got to find other ways to make it harder. No matter what it is, well accept the challenge.For field goals, the posts will expand to their normal width.BRONCOS PRAISE: Bronco players Ryan Clady and Aqib Talib said they didnt see coach John Fox leaving after their season ended.It was definitely a shock, Clady said. But (John) Elway wanted to bring in his own guy. Im happy for the coach to find a job so quickly.After Fox parted ways with the Broncos, he quickly was hired ass the head coach of the Chicago Bears. Black Nike Air Max 1. Elway hired Gary Kubiak to coach the Broncos.Both Broncos had effusive praise for the coaching of Fox.Talib called him a dream coach.All his players loved him, Talib said. You could talk to any of his former players, all the guys love him, including myself.Clady, in a separate interview, had the same sort of words.As an actual person, hes one of the coolest coaches Ive been around, Clady said. You can just walk up and talk to him. He chats it up in the locker room, chats it up with the guys. Hes a real players coach, where some coaches will try to have that fear factor and intimidate guys, wont talk to them, walk past them.GOODWILL PLAYERS: As football practices go, the workouts for Team Irvin and Team Carter are about as basic, low key and uninspired as youll ever see.As exhibitions of goodwill, they have made a lot of friends.When the team practiced at Luke Air Force Base on Thursday, military personnel and their families were allowed to watch, and hundreds showed up. After the practice, the players stayed for a long while signing autographs and posing for pictures.On Friday, the practice shifted to Scottsdale Community College, where children from the Make-A-Wish Foundation and Ronald McDonald House were allowed on the field after the workouts to get autographs, while the players stooped down to the kids level to pose for photos.The platform we have as athletes in this game, Indianapolis quarterback Andre Luck said, if we can make a positive influence on someone, its great. 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