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He just lost in thee semifinals of the Cincinnati Masters

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. Hours after James announced his decision to leave Cleveland and sign with the Miami Heat, Gilbert posted an open letter on the Cavaliers website that called the superstars hour-long television special -- dubbed The Decision -- as "selfish" and a "cowardly betrayal. Tony Romo JerseyDETROIT - The Kansas Jayhawks toyed with Villanova, throwing alley-oop passes off the backboard and raining 3-pointers from all over the court without breaking a sweat.DeMarcus Ware Jersey . Brandon Rush scored 16 points, Russell Robinson had 15 and top-seeded Kansas routed the 12th-seeded Wildcats 72-57 Friday night to earn a spot in the Midwest Regional final. The Jayhawks (34-3) will be a huge favourite to end 10th-seeded Davidsons stay in the NCAA tournament and advance to the Final Four for the first time since 2003. Kansas coach Bill Self is in the regional finals for the fifth time - at three schools - since 2000 and is a win away from no longer being regarded as the best coach without a Final Four on his resume. Villanova (22-13) had to know the night was doomed when star guard Scottie Reynolds shot an airball and missed another try on the opening possession of the game. The Wildcats simply could not keep up with the Wildcats speed, size and athletic ability at the other end of the court. Kansas slammed four alley-oop passes in the opening 9 minutes and made seven 3-pointers to take a 41-22 lead at halftime. Looking like they were on asphalt in the middle of the summer, Robinson and Rush hooked up on a play that would make the Harlem Globetrotters proud. Robinson drove on the left side of the lane and tossed a pass off the glass to Rush, who slammed home the carom. Rock Chalk, Jayhawk, indeed. Unlike some NCAA tournament games that are decided in the final moments, this was seemed over early. Kansas took control early with a 14-2 run. Reynolds was scoreless until making a 3-pointer midway through the first half, a shot that started an 11-2 burst that pulled Villanova within seven points with just under 7 minutes left. Then, Kansas held the Wildcats to only a point and no field goals the rest of the half and opened up a 19-point lead at the break. Villanova needed Reynolds to score at least 20 points as he had in each of his previous three NCAA tournament games, but he didnt come close against swarming guards and helping big men. He was just 2-of-9 in the first half and finished 4-of-13 for 11 points, leading his offensively challenged team in scoring. Villanovas task on defence grew when centre Casiem Drummond - its only player taller than 6-foot-8 - broke his right ankle in the second-round win over Siena. The Wildcats were one of the last teams to slip into the NCAA tournament and looked out of place against the high-powered Jayhawks, who lead the nation with an average scoring margin of 20. Villanova rallied from an 18-point deficit to beat fifth-seeded Clemson in the first round. That wasnt happening against the Jayhawks, who coasted to the easy victory in the second half without needing to hold off any sort of rally. Steve Smith Jersey. Ovechkin and the Capitals say theres no need to be alarmed. The reigning two-time MVP says he was just self-policing his emotions. I just want to be in good shape, Ovechkin said Wednesday. LeSean McCoy Jersey . Garth Buchko, the boss of local radio broadcast-rights holder CJOB, was confirmed Thursday as the new president and chief executive officer of the CFL club, effective March 1. Chris Snee Jersey . 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"To be No.1, its a great thing," said Nadal through an interpreter at a press conference Wednesday night. "For many years Ive been battling to achieve it and it will be great. But right now I really dont have time to enjoy this, were enjoying the Olympic Games. Its a very different experience." A winner of the last four French Open titles, Nadals epic victory over Roger Federer in the final at Wimbledon this year has him poised to become the new top-ranked player on Aug. 18. He will surpass Federer, breaking his record of 235 consecutive weeks at the top. The past few weeks have produced little rest for Nadal, who will be making his mens singles Olympic debut in Beijing. He just lost in thee semifinals of the Cincinnati Masters tennis event over the weekend before taking the long flight to China. Adrian Peterson Jersey. "I feel fine, everything considered, not great, but fine," said Nadal. "Its been a very heavy calendar, practically no rest days. I only had a week to rest after Wimbledon. In the U.S. I played well, but I also played a lot of matches. Its difficult, but physically I feel fine. I have a few days to recover. Im still jet-lagged, a 12-hour difference from where Ive come from just now. I hope by Monday everything will be fine and I will be able to put in my best effort." That is certainly what the entire Spanish delegation is hoping for considering Nadal is treated like a movie star with paparazzi following his every move. "Its extremely important for Spanish tennis and its important for us to have the best player ever in Spain, and hes 22-years-old," Spanish teammate David Ferrer said of Nadal. "He motivates each one of us. Its perhaps impossible to reach his height, but were doing the best possible to be motivated by this." ' ' '