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    Osaka, Japan (The Sports Network) – Samantha Stosur and Eugenie Bouchard won semifinal matches Saturday and will meet for the title at the Japan Womens Open. Joel Veltman Jersey . Bouchard will play in her first career final. She had previously lost in the semifinals at Strasbourg in May and also at Quebec City in September. The 19-year-old Canadian, who broke serve five times on Saturday, has played Stosur just once previously. It was in Charleston earlier this year and Bouchard was comfortably ahead when Stosur retired in the second set with a calf injury. The third-seeded Stosur needed just 61 minutes to dispose of sixth-seeded American Madison Keys, 6-1, 6-2, while the fifth-seeded Bouchard eased past Japanese wild card Kurumi Nara, 6-2, 6-2. Stosur won this title in 2009 and was the runner-up in 2011. She saved all three break points against her serve and broke serve four times on Saturday to reach her second final of 2013. The Aussie won the U.S. Open tune-up at Carlsbad in August for her fourth career title and will enter Sundays match just 4-12 all-time in finals. Sundays winner will collect a first prize of $40,000. Marco van Ginkel Jersey .Y. – Phil Varone was the lone scorer in the shootout as the Rochester Americans edged the Toronto Marlies 3-2 on Sunday in American Hockey League action. Jetro Willems Jersey .Y. — The “for sale” sign is up at the Buffalo Bills with the hiring of financial and legal advisers who may begin talking with prospective buyers within the next month.PHILADELPHIA – The Toronto Maple Leafs loaded up on youth and gambled on the future at the NHL draft Saturday. But they also looked after the present, acquiring Roman Polak from the St. Louis Blues for fellow defenceman Carl Gunnarsson and the 94th pick in Saturdays draft. At six foot and 236 pounds, Polak is a wide body. “He makes people pay a price,” said Toronto president Brendan Shanahan. “Hes honest but hes tough. Hes a hard-worker, hes a low-maintenance guy.” “Hes going to provide a little bit of edge. A tough guy to play against,” added GM Dave Nonis. The 28-year-old Czech native has 79 points in 424 NHL games, including four goals and nine assists last season. Nonis said Polak would probably “play in the (No.) 4-5 hole” on defence. “We envision him having a pretty significant impact on our back end,” he said. Despite his size, Polak can also skate. “People who dont think he has skating ability really arent watching,” said Shanahan. Gunnarsson, a 2007 seventh-rounder, had spent five seasons with the Leafs and played with captain Dion Phaneuf on the teams top defensive pairing. Gunnarssons departure opens the door to Jake Gardner and sophomore Morgan Rielly to step up the depth chart. “Those guys are going to have to take steps forward,” said Nonis. “It might be a lot to ask for Morgan in his second year but he made some pretty big strides last year. And we would expect that hell take some more next (year). I think Jake is a good possibility as well. “Again that will be up to Randy (coach Randy Carlyle) to see what he wants to do wwith that. Memphis Depay Jersey. But we feel there are other people that can play that role effectively with Dion.” The Leafs piled pressure on their goalies last season, giving up shots in high numbers. Change was needed. “We liked our defence individually. We didnt necessarily like how they fit together last year. So we wanted to move some pieces and change the look, rebuild it a little bit. I wouldnt say its a major overhaul by doing something like this but it does give us a different element and its a player we didnt really have.” A right-handed shot, Polak also fills a void on the Toronto blue-line. Nonis sees Petter Granberg, listed at six foot three and 200 pounds, as a similar-style player to Polak. But the Swede is just 21 and has played only one game for the Leafs. “To ask him to play that way and fit in as a top-six (defenceman) right away, I think might be difficult,” he said. “If he does that, great, then we have even more options there.” Nonis said the Leafs will “be active” during the free agency period. “If theres a fit there, I wouldnt rule out adding a defenceman and/or a forward,” he said. “But I wouldnt promise it either.” Toronto took Russian winger Rinat Valiev of the Kootenay Ice in the third round (68th overall), USHL winger John Piccinich in the fourth round (103rd overall), USHL centre Dakota Joseph in the fifth (128th overall), USHL winger Nolan Vesey in the sixth (158th overall) and Swedish winger Pierre Engvall in the seventh (188th). The Leafs used their first-round pick Friday night to take Swedish winger William Nylander eighth overall. 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 ’ ‘ ‘

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