His match with Stanislav Wawrinka became the first played under Centre Courts new closed roof as well as the latest concluding match ever played on Centre Court, ending at 22.39 BST.Murray lost to Andy Roddick in the semifinals, making it the furthest the Scot had ever progressed at Wimbledon. When he won the Masters Series Tournament in Canada, Murray assured himself of taking over the No 2 ranking from Nadal. Murray became the first man since July of 2005 to be ranked in the top two besides Federer or Nadal.But then the season turned once again at the U.S Open. Unfortunately, Murray could not hang onto the ranking or advance after being defeated by Marin Cilic in the fourth round. High expectations were dashed once again, and Murray remained major-less as the 2009 season closed for the year. The Indoor SeasonMurrays subsequent wrist injury kept him from participating in the indoor season. Although tied with Federer and del Potro in this round-robin group, Murray failed to advance to the semifinal round because his winning percentage was worse.
The Argentine edged him out by one game.Murray left 2009 much as he entered it, with moments of great victories and high expectation followed by moments of unexpected defeat and denial He began the year ranked No. 4 and ended the year in the same spotstuck in neutral, with his fans wondering if and when the stolid Scot will capture his first Major.. I was born in 1975 and have been a Cincinnati Reds fan ever since. For the majority of my life, the shortstop position has basically been manned by two people: Dave Concepcion and Barry Larkin.Since Larkin's final season in 2004, the Reds have been unable to find stability at the position.
It appears that the latest person to get a chance to play shortstop on a regular basis is Paul Janish.Janish got a chance to play regularly when Alex Gonzalez was traded in August of last year. He played exceptionally in the field, showcasing his glove and arm. I would consider Janish to be one of the best defensive shortstops in the National League.With Scott Rolen at third base and Brandon Phillips at second, the Reds should be able to count on a strong infield.Nobody in the Reds organization doubts the fact that Janish can handle the job defensively. The question is whether or not he can improve on the .211 batting average he finished with last year.Walt Jocketty has said the Reds are interested in free agent Jamey Carroll.
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Kansas City's Pass DefenseBuffalo currently has the 28th-ranked pass offense, amassing only 167.8 yards per game, while Kansas City's pass defense is also ranked 28th, allowing 250.8 pass yards per game.In recent weeks, Ryan Fitzpatrick has proven that he is not afraid to stretch the field to his new favorite target, Terrell Owens, who has scored three touchdowns and received almost 400 yards in the past three games.Perry Fewell has shown aggressive play calling, so watch for a lot of big plays.Kansas City has been blown away by the pass game this whole season, and I don't expect anything less come Sunday. Kansas City's Rush DefenseFred Jackson has been consistent both in rushing and receiving this season, and Marshawn Lynch is slowly coming out of the slump he had at the beginning of the season.Kansas City is 27th in the NFL in rush defense, allowing 143.8 yards per game, and Buffalo has been rushing for 106.2 yards per game, ranking them 19th in the league.If Buffalo can get the pass game going early, the utilization of play action will open up the running attack, resulting in higher than average yardage for the Bills. Jackson will most likely get the start, but if Buffalo can convert third downs, which has been an issue all year, both Jackson and Lynch can expect to get 12 to 18 carries each.Kansas City has allowed eight running backs to gain at least 80 yards on the ground this season and allowed Correll Buckhalter and Knowshon Moreno to gain 199 total in a loss to the Broncos last week. Kansas City's Pass Offense vs. Buffalo's Pass DefenseKansas City has one of the worst pass games in the NFL, ranked at 29th, just behind Buffalo. Matt Cassel, who was supposed to be the savior of this team, has been average, passing for 11 touchdowns and throwing nine picks.Last week Cassel was benched, allowing Brodie Croyle to step in, so if Buffalo's fourth-ranked pass defense steps up, we could see Croyle come in quite early.Without Dwayne Bowe in the lineup due to a suspension, the new addition of Chris Chambers is the main weapon Cassel will have. Since joining the Chiefs, Chambers has 19 receptions for 330 yards and three touchdowns.The release of Larry Johnson has allowed Jamaal Charles to prove himself not only in the run game, but in the pass game as well. This season, he has 48 receptions for 288 yards and two touchdowns.Buffalo's pass defense has been the highlight of the year for most Bills fans, recording 21 interceptions by 11 different players and forcing nine fumbles.