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NEW YORK -- Latvian tennis player Anastasija Sevastova wore a Yankees cap to her news conference after she reached her first major quarterfinal. Daryl Janmaat Jersey .She bought it in Europe, not because shes a baseball fan, but simply because she likes the interlocking NY logo. Turns out, though, that New York is proving a very special place for an athlete who was retired at this time two years ago.In her second big upset of this U.S. Open, Sevastova beat 13th-seeded Johanna Konta 6-4, 7-5 on Sunday to become the first Latvian woman to make the final eight at a Grand Slam since Larisa Savchenko in 1994.I still cannot believe it, she said. Mentally Im spent. Totally spent. But its amazing.Sevastovas previous best showing at a major was the round of 16 in the 2011 Australian Open. But after a series of injuries that drained the fun out of tennis, she retired in 2013.During her break of nearly two years, Sevastova took classes in Austria in leisure management -- studying accounting and marketing in hopes of perhaps going into sports management.When her health improved, she came out of retirement at the start of last season, never expecting shed be making a deep run at a Grand Slam so soon.Im playing better in my second career right now, she said. Im handling pressure sometimes better than before.Shes more mature, both mentally and physically, Sevastova said. And it also helped that I saw that there is life without tennis.As in her second-round upset of third-seeded Garbine Muguruza, Sevastova wobbled under the pressure at first, failing to serve out the match. But as in that victory over the French Open champ, she finally closed out the win with a service break.Sevastova broke Konta seven times in 11 service games.In the end I just stop thinking and I just try to play tennis, Sevastova said.In Kontas second-round match, the Australian Open semifinalist had collapsed to the court with trouble breathing, but she said there werent any significant lingering issues Sunday. Fatigue was a bigger factor -- shes played 18 matches since the end of Wimbledon.Sevastova, whos ranked 48th, was such an unknown coming into the U.S. Open that initially her picture wasnt included in the official tournament app. She said she wasnt upset because she didnt like the old photo that would have been used. The situation has now been remedied with an updated shot.She describes herself as a C- or D-list celebrity even back home in Latvia, saying Knicks star Kristaps Porzingis is the closest thing to an A-lister there. Perhaps a Knicks cap or one for the Mets -- the baseball team that plays across the street from the U.S. Open -- might have been a more obvious choice, but Sevastova is sticking with the navy and white of the Yankees.Shell next face two-time U.S. Open runner-up Caroline Wozniacki, on a resurgent run with two wins over top-10 players here after Sundays 6-3, 6-4 victory against eighth-seeded American Madison Keys.Wozniacki, her ranking down to 74th following a series of injuries, hadnt won four matches in a row since March 2015.I know it sounds bad, but honestly, at this point Im like, I really dont care what my ranking is, she said. Because if Im not in the top five, I feel like its not where I want to be, so at that point, whether Im 20 in the world or 100 in the world, it doesnt matter because Im going to play the same people anyway.The main thing is that when Im on court I have to believe in myself. Thats what I care about, that I know that I can do it. I know I can beat anyone. I think it just sucks for some of the other players who have to play me early.Another past U.S. Open finalist, Roberta Vinci, also moved on Sunday. The seventh-seeded Italian topped 99th-ranked Lesia Tsurenko 7-6 (5), 6-2 to reach the quarterfinals at Flushing Meadows for the fourth time in five years.Shell face second-seeded Angelique Kerber, who beat two-time Wimbledon champ Petra Kvitova 6-3, 7-5. With Kerber making the quarters, Serena Williams will need to advance to the final to retain the No. 1 ranking. Frank Rijkaard Netherland Jersey . -- Canadian Andrew Wiggins got the ball on the wing, made a nifty spin move and then let go with a soft floater from about 10 feet that swished through the net in Allen Fieldhouse. Gregory van der Wiel Netherland Jersey . Emery skated the length of the ice and fought an unwilling Holtby during the third period of the Flyers 7-0 loss Friday night in Philadelphia. He was given 29 penalty minutes, including a game misconduct. But Emery did not face even a disciplinary hearing with NHL senior vice president of player safety Brendan Shanahan because rules 46. . During the athletes parade, the 23-strong Ukrainian team was represented by a lone flagbearer in an apparent protest at the presence of Russian troops in Ukraines Crimean peninsula.SANTA CLARA, Calif. -- Vernon Davis refers to himself as "just a piece of the puzzle" when it comes to the San Francisco 49ers offence. Reality suggests hes selling himself a bit short. With leading receiver Michael Crabtree sidelined at least until November due to a torn Achilles tendon, all signs point toward the eighth-year tight end becoming a primary target for quarterback Colin Kaepernick. Perhaps thats why Davis has spent some of training camp lining up at wide receiver. His speed and athleticism make him a matchup nightmare for opposing defensive co-ordinators, and it makes sense for the 49ers to get creative in finding ways to get him the ball. "Im willing to step up and do whatever they ask me to do," Davis said Sunday. "Theyve been having me line up at wide receiver, pretty much all over the place. Its a good thing that I get the opportunity to work with those guys because it not only helps me at the wide receiver position, it also helps me at the tight end position. My feet get quicker, my route-running is better." 49ers coach Jim Harbaugh did not address the prospect of Davis playing receiver, but he said he likes what hes seen from his tight end so far in camp. "I see a lot of improvement, in his ability as a football player, his route-running," Harbaugh said. "He looks really good, in the prime of his career." Davis 2012 regular season stats -- 41 catches, 548 yards, five touchdowns -- were disappointing compared to past seasons. But he busted out under the spotlight of the post-season. Davis had five catches for 106 yards and a touchdown in the NFC championship game win at Atlanta. He hauled in six catches for 104 yards in a losing effort against Baltimore in the Super Bowl. The difference, he said, was the chemistry he began developing with Kaepernick, who took the quarterback job from Alex Smith with six games left in the regular season. Davis, 29, talked openly last season about him and Kaepernick not being on the same page in games. What changed in the playoffs? "Experience," Davis explained simply. "You saw Colin developing into a great quarterback, and you saw the rest of the guys, including myself, following him and figuring him out. Getting the timing down, just figuring him out as a person and a quarterback." With Crabtree out, it stands to reason that opponents will key on stopping Davis. Thats why its important for new No. 1 receiver Anquan Boldin and whoever starts opposite him to develop as threats in the passing game. But perhaps Davis himself will split out wide on occasion. He said he played some receiver in high school and hoped to play there once he got to the University of Maaryland, but his head coach said, "Youll be too big," Davis remembers. Luciano Narsingh Netherland Jersey. "I actually did get bigger. I got up to 248 pounds, and by the time I left Maryland, I was 255." Davis, who is 6-foot-3, says his weight has remained 245 for the past four years. Hes faster than most NFL tight ends, and he doesnt think playing receiver would be a huge adjustment. "I mean, its just like tight end," he said. "Youre just running routes." And if playing out of position on occasion is what it takes to get the 49ers over the hump to win a Super Bowl, Davis says hes all for it. He took inspiration from Atlanta Falcons star tight end Tony Gonzalezs decision to postpone retirement and come back for another season at age 37. "This is a guy who has nothing to prove," Davis said. "Hes already (deserving) of the Hall of Fame, hes broken all the records. This tells me how important it is to him to get a ring. "I dont play for the Pro Bowl, I dont play for statistics. Maybe in my younger days I played for statistics. Its all about that ring." Notes: Harbaugh said he sympathized with Tarell Brown after learning the cornerback lost out on $2 million, and that he believes "theres a solution there." Harbaugh said team officials -- not just Browns agent -- were not aware of the contract clause that obligated Brown to attend voluntary off-season workouts to receive all of his money. "Unfortunately, nobody caught it," Harbaugh said. "Thats a real torpedo that nobody really wanted to see happen. Now lets get the solution and solve the problem." The coach added that hed like to be involved in discussions to help remedy the situation, but did not get into specifics. ... WR Kyle Williams (right hamstring injury) did not suit up for Sundays practice. Another receiver, Ricardo Lockette, got shaken up midway through the workout but returned. ... LB Darius Fleming went down with an apparent leg injury while covering a kickoff and was attended to. He missed his entire rookie season of 2012 due to a torn anterior cruciate ligament. ... S Eric Reid, the 49ers top draft pick in April, had a nice afternoon, intercepting a pass from backup QB Scott Tolzien and breaking up another pass intended for Anquan Boldin in team drills. ... Boldin provided one of the days highlights with a twisting catch of a pass by Tolzien down the right sideline. ... Kaepernick was on the money with a couple downfield passes but threw a near-interception right at LB Michael Wilhoite that was dropped. ... In an interesting wrinkle, WR A.J. Jenkins lined up at running back for an option play, but he got an errant pitch from QB B.J. Daniels. 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 ' ' '