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PORTLAND, Ore. -- Jack Sock needed a little time to get up to speed Friday in his first Davis Cup match.Once Sock got his serve straightened out, the U.S. raced to a 2-0 lead over Croatia in the best-of-five quarterfinal tie.Sock overcame a two-set deficit to beat Marin Cilic 4-6, 3-6, 6-3, 6-4, 6-4, and John Isner topped Borna Coric 6-4, 6-4, 6-3 in the second match on the Tualatin Hills hard court.The U.S. can wrap up the Davis Cup tie Saturday with a win in the doubles match between twins?Bob?and Mike Bryan and Ivan Dodig and Marin Draganja. Two reverse singles matches are scheduled for Sunday.Our mindset is were happy, U.S. captain Jim Courier said. For us, its about putting our hard hats on and let Bob and Mike do what they do. I like our chances.The U.S-Croatia winner will advance to the semifinals in September to face the Czech Republic-France winner. The United States is seeking its first semifinals appearance since 2012.The United States is 157-3 when leading 2-0 in Davis Cup competition. The last time the U.S. blew a 2-0 advantage was the 1994 semifinals against Sweden.The Bryan twins are 10-4 in Davis Cup doubles competition.The 23-year-old Sock set the tone Friday, though it took a while to get going. Cilic, No. 12 in the world, rushed to a two-set lead after breaking Sock three times in the second set. But Sock also had his moments during the first two sets, and he used that, along with a bit of inspiration from Courier, to fuel a comeback.I had a ton of chances in the second. I didnt get blown off the court. I just had to make a few smarter decisions on the first serve and returning, Sock said.Courier noted that Cilic might be struggling a bit mentally after the 27-year-old Croatian blew a two-set lead to Roger Federer in the Wimbledon quarterfinals less than two weeks ago.I was using that as a little bit of a carrot to keep Jack in there, Courier said.The win over Cilic capped a big Friday for Sock, who earlier in the day was named to the U.S. Olympic team.As a kid you grow up and its kind of on your bucket list. Im very excited to get down there and hopefully play some good tennis, Sock said.Isner dominated with his big serve in his three-set win over the 19-year-old Coric, getting 23 aces to Corics three. The 31-year-old Isner, No. 16 in the world and playing in his 20th career Davis Cup match, broke Coric once in each set.The U.S. last hosted a Davis Cup match in 2014, when it lost in the first round to Britain in San Diego. This is the fourth time Portland has hosted a Davis Cup tie.The United States is trying to break a nine-year Davis Cup title drought. The U.S. won in 2007 when it beat Russia 4-1 in Portland. Croatia claimed its only Davis Cup title in 2005.The U.S. has won a Davis Cup-high 32 titles, but only one since 1995.In other quarterfinal ties:???Britain 1, Serbia 1: Dusan Lajovic breezed past James Ward 6-1, 6-3, 6-2 to even up their tie at one match apiece in Belgrade, Serbia.?Lojovic won 10 straight points in breaking Ward at love and holding at love for a decisive 3-1 lead in the third set.Britain took a 1-0 lead when Kyle Edmund beat Janko Tipsarevic 6-3, 6-4, 6-0 in the opening singles.? France 1, Czech Republic 1:?Lucas Pouille made a victorious Cup debut for France by beating Jiri Vesely 7-6 (2), 6-4, 7-5 to level Fridays matches in Trinec, Czech Republic.Amid increased security following the deadly attack in the French city of Nice,?Lukas Rosol saved two match points to prevail over Jo-Wilfried Tsonga 6-4, 3-6, 4-6, 7-6 (8), 6-4 in the first match.A minute of silence was observed at Werk Arena before the opening singles to honor the 84 people killed by a truck in Nice.All my thoughts are with the victims and families of this tragedy, Tsonga tweeted.? Argentina 1, Italy 0: Federico Delbonis won the first point for Argentina against Italy before weather postponed the second match between?Fabio Fognini and Argentinas Juan Monaco?until Saturday.Rain overnight and through the morning delayed the start of the tie for 2? hours, then Delbonis took more than 3? hours to beat Andreas Seppi 7-6 (4), 3-6, 6-3, 7-6 (3) in Pesaro, Italy. Wholesale Jerseys China . -- The Sacramento Kings are set to become the first major professional sports franchise to accept Bitcoin virtual currency for ticket and merchandise purchases. Cheap Stitched NFL Jerseys . "Trying to breathe," he said with a grin. Bernier stopped 42 of 43 shots on Monday night, including all 22 in a hectic middle frame, his heroic performance propelling the Leafs toward an undue point in their final game before the Christmas break. http://www.jerseyswholesale.net/ . 9. Price, heading to the 2014 Olympics for Canada, was named the First Star after posting wins in three starts with a 1.00 goals-against average and a .971 save percentage. Wholesale Jerseys Authentic . LOUIS -- St. Cheap Jerseys Free Shipping . A big centre with all the tools to be an elite player, Johansen paced the Blue Jackets with a standout game Saturday night. He had a goal and two assists for a career-high three points as Columbus beat the New York Islanders 5-2 to snap a five-game losing streak. COLLEGE PARK, Md. -- Marylands Brionna Jones got into a rhythm early and never slowed down against overmatched St. Peters.Jones scored 19 of her career-high 30 points in the first half and the No. 4 Terrapins remained unbeaten with a 101-49 victory over the Peacocks on Thursday night.I was just taking what was given to me, Jones said. My teammates were finding me when I was open. I was just working hard on every possession. I was definitely surprised that there wasnt a double-team coming.The Terrapins (10-0) are playing a stretch of five games over 12 days. However, coach Brenda Frese has kept the team fresh because of her deep bench. In the process, Frese has gotten contributions from her entire roster.Shatori Walker-Kimbrough added 16 points, Brianna Fraser had 13, and the Terrapins had a season-low six turnovers.I thought we started slow defensively and we looked sluggish from the games and practices weve had, Frese said. Obviously, we played through (Jones). I dont think they had an answer for her. I thought our bench-depth played with a lot of energy.Brianna Tarabocchia led St. Peters (1-7) with 11 points.St. Peters lost its first six games by an average of 29 points. However, the Peacocks stayed close early and a pair of free throws by Talah Hughes tied it at 13 in the final minute of the opening quarter.St. Peters tried to maintain possession until there were just a few seconds left on the shot clock to keep the ball away from Maryland. The strategy worked for a spell before the Terrapins wore them down.I think Maryland is very deceptive from watching them on film and then seeing them live, St. Peters coach Pat Coyle said. Theyre much quicker and more physical. What I like about their team is they dont do anything complicated. TThey just get the ball to their scorers.ddddddddddddA 3-pointer by Walker-Kimbrough capped a 19-3 run and the Terrapins led 32-16 with 6:02 left in the half. Maryland continued to pull away and the lead ballooned to 51-25 at the break.The Terrapins shot 61 percent from the field and their backups outscored the Peacocks reserves 13-2.Marylands starters returned for the second half and consecutive baskets by Jones increased the margin to 62-29. Jones was 14 of 16 from the field in just 20 minutes and made the game easier for her team.As guards, we dont have to force anything up, Marylands Ieshia Small said. We know we can always look inside for her and depend on her to finish the play all of the time.Frese then went back to the bench to close out the game. Kiah Gillespie also had 10 points for Maryland.It was just the second meeting between the schools. St. Peters beat Maryland 66-61 in the first matchup on Dec. 30, 1997.INCREASED PRESSUREMaryland forced 28 turnovers with his its high-pressure defense. That led to 46 points.BIG PICTURESt. Peters: The Peacocks snapped a 21-game losing streak dating back to last year with a win over Marist on Sunday. Still, St. Peters is 1-1 in the MAAC and is getting battle-tested with its tough schedule.Maryland: The Terrapins have won six of their 10 games by at least 40 points. Maryland is deep and talented, showing signs of a Final Four-caliber team. The biggest test arrives Dec. 29 with a home game against No. 1 Connecticut.UP NEXTSt. Peters: The Peacocks are at St. Francis Brooklyn on Sunday.Maryland: The Terrapins make a 38-mile trip to Baltimore to face Loyola on Monday. 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