an 0-8 ACC season in Doerens first year has come throug

an 0-8 ACC season in Doerens first year has come throug

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WIMBLEDON -- It was a squirrely day all the way around at the All England Club. There were five rain delays on this chilly Friday and the favorites struggled to find their rhythms.No. 4 seed Stan Wawrinka was shocked by unseeded Juan Martin del Potro in the first match on Centre Court, while Serena and Venus Williams both were extended to three sets before winning. Venus was fortunate to escape with a 10-8 final frame.Surely, No. 1-ranked Novak Djokovic would restore order to the proceedings when he met American Sam Querrey on Court No. 1. The match was lit beautifully, as the sun came out in earnest around dinner time. We should have known it was going to be a movie with an implausible plot.Querrey, who was intent on fashioning the greatest upset of his career, was virtually unconscious for the 73 minutes he battled Djokovic. He was leading 7-6 (6), 6-1 when the rains came again.It was a stroke of luck for Djokovic, who lost the second set in a scant 22 minutes and seemed headed for a swift defeat. Now, he gets a desperately needed reprieve and a fresh start Saturday, weather permitting.Sleep will not likely come easily for the 28-year-old Querrey.Suddenly, at risk were Djokovics:Streak of 30 consecutive Grand Slam match victoriesFifth consecutive Grand Slam titleOpportunity for a calendar-year SlamOn the surface, Querrey seemed an unlikely candidate to create drama. He had lost eight of nine previous matches against Djokovic. And the ATP World Tours No. 41-ranked player had a middling 9-8 record on the grass at the All England Club.Querrey became the first American to take a set from Djokovic at a Grand Slam tournament since Paul Goldstein at the 2006 Australian Open.His statistic line was extraordinarily clean.Querrey hit nine aces against zero double faults and won all 10 of his service games.The first-set tiebreaker captured the wild oddity of this incomplete result.Querrey, energized, moved beautifully, largely dictating the points. Djokovic looked tired and a bit out of sorts, constantly casting his eyes toward his team. An errant backhand gave Querrey a 4-2 lead and, after the two switched sides, another bad backhand gave Querrey a 5-2 margin.Djokovic reeled him in and leveled it at 6-all, but Querrey closed the deal, converting his third set point.The second set saw Djokovic looking completely miserable. Querrey won 25 of the 40 points.He couldnt have been happy when the rain returned. Not long after the players left the court, the match was officially suspended until Saturday.In that span of Djokovics 30 straight Slam wins, there were only two near-misses, one of them his dramatic comeback from two sets down a year ago here to Kevin Anderson in the fourth round.Thats the template that Djokovic and coach Boris Becker will attempt to replicate. Djokovic has come back four times from 0-2 down, most recently against Anderson.Querrey is 20-1 in his career when leading by two frames and needs to win just one of three potential sets.Sweet dreams, Sam. Authentic Vikings Jerseys .com) - The Montreal Canadiens embark on their first road trip of the season as they head out west to battle the Calgary Flames on Wednesday night. Cheap Vikings Jerseys . The Celtics closed out their first preseason under Stevens on Wednesday night with a 101-97 victory over the Brooklyn Nets, who rested a lot of their lineup including former Celtics Kevin Garnett and Paul Pierce. . - The Washington Redskins have cut defensive lineman Adam Carriker and punter Sav Rocca. Wholesale Vikings Jerseys . William Carrier opened the scoring for Cape Breton (6-4-2), but Andrew Ryan tied the game and Brent Andrews put the Mooseheads (8-6-0) in front for good with a short-handed goal at 13:49 of the second period. Womens Vikings Jerseys . The defending champion beat Gael Monfils of France 7-6 (6), 6-3, while second-seeded Andy Murray of Britain dispatched Edouard Roger-Vasselin, also of France, 6-3, 6-3. Making his first appearance since injuring his wrist a month ago, Del Potro had difficulty with his service games in the first set. RALEIGH, N.C. -- North Carolina State coach Dave Doeren is hoping a new look can give the Wolfpack a needed lift in the Atlantic Coast Conference.Theres a new offensive coordinator. Theres also a quarterback battle for a team seeking a third straight bowl bid.It wasnt a change because I didnt like our offense, Doeren said. I wanted to be different than we were, more than anything. ... Weve got to be really creative. Weve got to do some things some other people dont do and weve got to put our players in positions where they can compete sometimes against guys that are better than them.N.C. State (7-6) has lost shootouts with Atlantic Division powers Florida State and Clemson -- both ranked No. 1 at the time -- over the past two seasons with Jacoby Brissett at quarterback. The Wolfpacks wins came against teams that were a combined 30-53 last year.With Brissett in the NFL, Doeren hired Eli Drinkwitz away from Boise State as the new offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach. N.C. State ran plenty of no-huddle, fast-paced snaps in its April spring game.The most pressing question now is who will run that attack this fall.Redshirt sophomore Jalan McClendon and redshirt freshman Jakobi Meyers battled during spring drills. Then N.C. State added graduate transfer Ryan Finley -- who had played under Drinkwitz at Boise State -- in May.We always talk about how were a unit, were trying to be the best unit we can be, Finley said, so were all in this together.Here are some things to know about N.C. State for the 2016 season:RUNNING STRENGTHThe return of senior Matt Dayes from a toe injury that sidelined him for the final five games is a big boost. Dayes averaged about 108 yards rushing per game to go with 12 touchdowns on the ground. He was limited in spring drills but is back to headline a potentially strong depth chhart includes talented youngsters Reggie Gallaspy II and Johnny Frasier.dddddddddddd And dont forget all-ACC do-everything threat Jaylen Samuels, who can line up in the backfield or out wide to create matchup problems.KICKING GAMEN.C. State must solve its kicking woes from last year. Kyle Bambard struggled throughout his freshman year, making 7 of 14 field goals with none longer than 37 yards. Bambard is battling UNC Pembroke graduate transfer Connor Haskins for the job in training camp.SEASON OPENERThe Wolfpack will look to stay unbeaten in openers under Doeren when William & Mary visits on Sept. 1. The Championship Subdivision program was picked to finish second in the Colonial Athletic Association behind five all-conference picks. Considering whats ahead on the schedule, the Wolfpack cant afford to start with a loss.KEY GAMESThe Wolfpacks schedule looks daunting. Notre Dame (Oct. 8) and Florida State (Nov. 5) loom as the big home games, while trips to reigning ACC champion Clemson (Oct. 15) and Coastal Division champion North Carolina (Nov. 25) dont look inviting, either.It just gives us more of an opportunity to show everyone that we can be a top contender, Dayes said.PREDICTIONN.C. States improvement from an 0-8 ACC season in Doerens first year has come through developing young talent thrust into the lineup early. There is more experience and depth here after 15 wins the past two seasons, including a defense that could be a strength with eight returning starters. But that tough schedule could cap the Wolfpack at six or seven wins.---Online:Follow Aaron Beard on Twitter at and the APs college football site at Cheap NFL Jerseys Wholesale Jerseys Wholesale NFL Jerseys Jerseys From China Wholesale NFL Jerseys Cheap NFL Jerseys Cheap Jerseys ' ' '

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