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PORTLAND, Ore. -- Ivan Dodig and Marin Cilic kept Croatia alive in the Davis Cup quarterfinal match with the United States, beating twins Bob and Mike Bryan 6-2, 2-6, 6-2, 6-4 on Saturday.Dodig and Cilic cut Croatias deficit to 2-1 heading into the reverse single Sunday on the Tualatin Hills hard court. The United States took a 2-0 lead Friday when Jack Sock and John Isner won the opening singles matches.The Croatians made a last-minute substitution, inserting Cilic, ranked No. 12 in the world, in place of Marin Draganja in doubles.Croatian captain Zeljki Krajan said the team began discussing the substitution Friday night, and made the move a few hours before the match. Cilic said he feels fine physically heading into Sunday.The conditions here are not too difficult; the weather, not too humid and not too demanding, Cilic said. In Davis Cup, its a bit tougher dealing with emotions because youre pumped up and that takes some energy. But I pretty much feel fine.On Sunday, Isner will open against Cilic, and Sock will face Borna Coric.The U.S.-Croatia winner will advance to the World Group semifinals, facing the France-Czech Republic quarterfinal winner Sept. 16-18. If the United States advances, it will play host to the semifinals at a site to be determined.The lineup shuffle didnt surprise the United States.I think its fair to say hes a better doubles player than Draganja, U.S. captain Jim Courier said. That made a lot of sense from their standpoint,The Bryans didnt relish having Cilic in the lineup.Cilic is dangerous. He brings great returns and some nasty groundies and his serve is pretty strong, Bob Bryan said. So putting him in there was probably a smart play,The 38-year-old Bryans, handed just their fifth Davis Cup loss in 29 matches, had their serve broken six times by the Croatians.We werent making a lot of first serves, werent getting them in trouble from the start. They just kind of outplayed us in every aspect of the game today, Bob Bryan said. Those guys are two good players. Thats the type of match that we have to play at the top of our game to take them out. We just didnt do it.The doubles win gave Cilic a much-needed boost of confidence after blowing a two-set lead to Roger Federer in the Wimbledon quarterfinals, then to Sock on Friday.I was thinking a little bit after yesterdays loss that maybe I was a little mentally drained. Wimbledon left a small mark on me. This gives me good sensation for playing, Cilic said.The United States, 157-3 in Davis Cup with a 2-0 lead, claims its confidence hasnt wavered. Isner beat Coric in three sets, while Sock bounced back from a two-set deficit to win the final three sets against Cilic.Obviously, we would have loved to close this out today, but were up 2-1 going in and our singles players have confidence, Courier said. We have a lot of work ahead of us, but were confident.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. Carlos Dunlap Jersey . Denis Coderre, the former federal MP who was elected mayor on Nov. 3, has drawn the ire of some Montreal Canadiens. During last nights game he tweeted: "Hello? Can we get a one-way ticket to (minor-league) Hamilton for David Desharnais please. Clayton Fejedelem Jersey . PETERSBURG, Fla. http://www.officialauthenticbengalsstore.com/authentic-tyler-eifert-jersey.html .C. -- Kemba Walker and the Charlotte Bobcats got off to a fast start, and the Sacramento Kings were never quite able to catch up. Joe Mixon Jersey . This should be celebrated because it will not always be this way. 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He underwent an MRI on Wednesday in Chicago.Cant catch a break, especially with the run were on, its a crucial time for us, Young said. Weve been going up and down, trying to stay in the playoff race, and do all the things we want to do. Its tough.There was some concern that Young had a more serious Achilles injury, but the MRI revealed the calf issue.Thats what I feel more better about, that it aint the worst, and its something I can come back from quicker than sitting out a whole year, Young said.Young is averaging 13.3 points for the Lakers and has been one of the teams biggest surprises after two tumultuous seasons under ex-Lakers head coach Byron Scott.Young recently tolld ESPN that he believed only a few months ago that the Lakers were intent on parting ways with him.dddddddddddd But Young emerged in training camp as one of the teams best perimeter defenders and a reliable scorer, and Lakers coach Luke Walton started him on opening night.Hes been playing great, such a huge part of what weve done so far, Walton said. Obviously, its a big blow to our team and what were trying to do, but thats part of life in the NBA. So well figure it out and keep going forward.In addition to Young, the Lakers already were without point guard DAngelo Russell, who has missed six straight games?with a sore left knee.Its coming along, Walton said of Russells injury. He did some non-weight-bearing underwater treadmill the other day in New Orleans and says his knee feels good. But again, its nothing were going to rush.The Associated Press contributed to this report. Cheap Jerseys 2019 Wholesale Jerseys 2020 Jerseys NFL China China Jerseys Wholesale Cheap Jerseys Online Wholesale Jerseys From China Cheap Jerseys ' ' '

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