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25/08/2014

I am not going to sleep at all. I let my team down in that situation

TORONTO -- Montreals Eugenie Bouchard has been named Tennis Canadas female player of the year after an impressive debut professional season. Ed Dickson Jersey . The 19-year-old climbed over 100 spots on the WTA rankings to end the year at No. 32. She reached her first WTA final at Osaka in October, defeated four top-15 players throughout the course of the season, and was named WTA Newcomer of the Year. "Its great to be recognized with these awards for the first time," Bouchard said. "2013 was a great season for me with so many firsts and so many highlights that I will always remember. I learned a lot in my first full year on the Tour. Im working really hard in my off-season and cant wait for next year." Bouchard, who became the first Canadian to win a junior Grand Slam singles title at Wimbledon last year, started off her season having to play qualifying at WTA events. She made her first big push at the Premier tournament in Charleston in April, where as a qualifier she reached the quarter-finals while defeating rising star Laura Robson and world No. 9 Samantha Stosur. She then made the semifinals at Strasbourg before playing in her first career Grand Slam main draw at the French Open, where she fell to Maria Sharapova in the second round. At Wimbledon, she upset No. 12 Ana Ivanovic on Centre Court to reach the third round. She added another semifinal at Quebec City in September before eliminating No. 13 Sloane Stephens and No. 10 Jelena Jankovic at Tokyo on the way to a quarter-final finish. In her second-last tournament of the year, Bouchard made her first WTA final, where she lost to Stosur in three sets. Bouchard also went 6-1 while representing Canada in Fed Cup play. "Eugenies career is just starting but what she has already accomplished in one short year on the WTA tour is very impressive," said Michael S. Downey, president and CEO, Tennis Canada. "Her ceiling is so high, and Eugenie is so focused and determined to create even more success for herself and her country. She is well on her way to becoming a star not only in Canadian tennis but all over the world. Congratulations to Eugenie, and best of luck in what Im sure will be an exciting 2014." Ottawas Gabriela Dabrowski was named Canadas female doubles player of the year, reaching two finals on the WTA circuit this season. Jerricho Cotchery Panthers Jersey . Scott was at 10-under 132, while fellow Australian David McKenzie was in second after a 69 at Royal Pines. American Rickie Fowler, who began the day with a two-stroke lead, holed out with his approach on the first hole for an eagle, but things got progressively more difficult for him in swirling afternoon winds. Travelle Wharton Panthers Jersey . Shanahan joins the Maple Leafs to oversee all team operations for the 97-year old franchise and will begin his new role immediately.SAN FRANCISCO -- For five years, Vernon Davis has practiced leaping, over-the-shoulder catches in practice like the one he pulled off for a 28-yard gain on the way to a spectacular, career day against the Arizona Cardinals. The difference is this time he caught the ball from quarterback Colin Kaepernick instead of assistant athletic trainer Nathan Breske. No matter. Davis delivered with touchdown catches of 61 and 35 yards and finished with a career-best 180 yards receiving to lead the San Francisco 49ers to their third straight victory with a 32-20 win Sunday. "Every day that Im in practice I work on that play," Davis said. "You want to work on it because its difficult. You really have to keep your eyes on the ball, you have to focus and just wait for it to come down." Even coach Jim Harbaugh was unsure Davis had it. Davis wound up with eight catches in his first 100-yard game of the year and second straight with a touchdown reception of at least 60 yards. He had a 64-yarder in a 34-3 rout of the Texans. Davis has scored touchdowns in three straight games after going without a TD in the teams two losses. "Those were great plays he made," Harbaugh said. Here are five things to know from San Franciscos win against Arizona: LOSING CAMPBELL: Arizonas much-improved defence lost end Calais Campbell to an unspecified injury in a scary scene. After landing awkwardly on a tackle of Frank Gore, Campbell was down for several minutes with teammates and 49ers players gathered around before being carted off with 4:56 left in the game. Coach Bruce Arians said it was a precautionary move. "He left the field with movement and the feeling was coming back," Arians said. "He had numbness. It was precautionary." Cardinals spokesman Mark Dalton said on Twitter that Campbell "was taken to a Bay Area hospital to undergo precautionary MRI and CT scans. Initial results have been positive and he will continue to be evaluated." Campbell was released from the hospital late Sunday, returned to Arizona and was at the team meetings Monday morning. PALMERS PROBLEMS: Palmer sure has been a mixed bag so far in his first season as Arizonas quarterback. On Sunday, he went 21 for 45 for 298 yards and two touchdowns with a pair of interceptions and a sack in the end zone for a 49ers safety. It didnt help his cause beginning drives at his own 12, 3, 1 and 7 in the first half. And Arizona has been among the worst in the NFL for red-zone production. "Youve got to scorre more points than we did," he said. Amini Silatolu Womens Jersey. SECONDARY GAMBLES: A week after getting three interceptions in a rout of the Houston Texans, San Franciscos aggressive secondary was at it again. Rookie Eric Reid had his team-leading third interception in the first quarter and ran it back 53 yards to set up Phil Dawsons first field goal of the day. Tramaine Brock, who had two picks the previous week against Matt Schaub and earned NFC Defensive Player of the Week honours, gambled later as the 49ers gave up Larry Fitzgeralds 75-yard touchdown. Then, Carlos Rogers made his first interception of the season. But Rogers got beat on Brittan Goldens 53-yard reception midway through the second quarter that set up Andre Ellingtons 15-yard touchdown run. Still, all eight of San Franciscos takeaways the past two games have resulted in points. "Coach Vic (Fangio) has been preaching that since training camp, getting back to the basics of being physical and getting turnovers," Reid said. "As many turnovers as we can get, thats what we like to do." FITZGERALDS OUTING: Fitzgerald had a season-best 117 yards receiving on six catches and scored his 12th career touchdown against the 49ers to match Andre Rison for most all-time against San Francisco. But a costly fumble with his team driving in the third quarter erased any joy from his big day. "I am not going to sleep at all. I let my team down in that situation," Fitzgerald said. "I wish I could take it back. We were driving, running the football, really the momentum in our favour and I got a little careless with the football. To be in a game that close, you cant have those kinds of mistakes." QUIET DAY FOR BOLDIN: Anquan Boldin dropped the ball on the first two passes thrown his way, though one was low and slightly off target from Kaepernick on San Franciscos first play. Boldin couldnt get a hold of the ball for what would have been a 20-yard gain. He wound up with just three catches for 28 yards while facing his former team. After getting 13 catches in his 49ers debut against Green Bay, Boldin had 13 combined over the next four games, then the three Sunday. The Cardinals chose him in the second round of the 2003 draft out of Florida State, and he still holds several franchise records. Boldin did make career catch No. 800 Sunday. But he wasnt celebrating one bit. "Nothing," Boldin said when asked about the milestone. "Weve got to win. Thats all that matters." ' ' '