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  • 12 Jun
    Stan Wawrinka believes he will have to be at his best to stand any chance of beating Andy Murray in their final group match of the ATP World Tour Finals on Friday. Both players need to win to guarantee their place in Saturdays semi-finals.Wawrinka started the tournament with an abject straight-sets defeat to Kei Nishikori but improved dramatically to seal a 7-6 (7-3) 7-6 (7-3) win over Marin Cilic and knows he cannot afford to let his level drop again against Murray. Live Tennis: ATP World Tour Finals November 17, 2016, 12:00pm Live on Get Sky Sports Get a Sky Sports pass Speaking at his post-match press conference, Wawrinka said: Im going to try to play my best tennis, to beat the world No 1. Its going to be a tough match. We played many times each other. Hes playing his best tennis so far.Its going to be interesting. Im happy to play here in front of his home crowd. Im sure its going to be a great atmosphere. Highlights of Wawrinka v Cilic from the ATP World Tour Finals For me, its already tough to beat Andy Murray here. Im going to focus on what I can do, try to win, and we will see after the match.Murray has won both of his matches so far, but he can still be eliminated if he loses to Wawrinka in straight sets and Kei Nishikori beats Cilic in the groups other match. Wawrinka joins Leif Shiras at the SkyPad to examine his victory over Cilic Wawrinka is aware of the permutations and is conscious that he could face Murray again in the final, but he insisted he was only interested in his own game.He added: I dont care at all. All I know is if I want to have a chance to qualify, I need to win. Thats all I know. Thats all Im trying to do. Six months half price Upgrade to Sky Sports to watch Man Utd v Arsenal on Saturday and get the first six months half price Upgrade to Sky Sports now to watch Man Utd v Arsenal this Saturday and get the first six months half price! 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Cuban testified Thursday that he was upset when the companys CEO told him news that would reduce the value of his shares, for which hed paid $7.5 million. But he said he did nothing improper when he sold those shares over the next two days. CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. -- Freshman guard Kyle Guy made the biggest splash of his fledgling college career with 20 points in only 13 minutes Tuesday night. Yet the heralded Virginia recruit was upstaged by a trio of walk-ons who made the most of some rare extended playing time in a runaway victory.Justice Bartley scored five points while Jeff Jones and Trevon Gross Jr. added three apiece for the seventh-ranked Cavaliers in a 90-34 blowout of Grambling State.All three drew raucous cheers from the crowd -- and the regulars watching from the bench -- when they scored.It was really good to see Jeff and Tre and Justice, those guys that work so hard to prepare our guys in practice, get that many minutes and that many shots, coach Tony Bennett said, laughing as he glanced at a stat sheet that showed Gross took eight shots in 11 minutes.The rainbow 3-pointer he finally made with 3:40 remaining took an immediate place in Bennetts memory bank.Those are some of my favorite memories, the coach said, rattling off the names of other walk-ons getting their first points.The Cavaliers (4-0) made quick work of the undermanned Tigers, running off 26 consecutive points to end the first half leading 49-9. The final score marked the 17th time in Bennetts career at Virginia that the Cavaliers held an opponent below 40 points -- and the third game in a row.I dont think that you can imagine what its like to play against that defense, Tigers coach Shawn Walker said.Guy, who was Mr. Basketball in Indiana last season, shot 6 of 7 from the floor, including 5 of 6 from 3-point range. Bennett removed him with 10:51 remaining and started substituting with walk-ons very early.Marcel Thompson led Grambling State (1-3) with eight points.Guy, the most heralded of a vaunted freshman class for Virginia, causes a stir in the crowd every time he shows off his quick release. When his shot falls, fans go wild. He whetted their appetite in the previous game by scoring 15 points, and was even better against the Tigers.It feels really good right now being out there, Guy said. I try to be really poised and ffocused and make sure I am mentally prepared for each game.dddddddddddd ... I expect to go through my ups and downs, but will try to stay on an even keel through it all.Marial Shayok and Darius Thompson added 12 points apiece for Virginia.Grambling State, meanwhile, might want to lose Virginias phone number. The Cavaliers led by 40 at halftime after the 26-point burst, their largest lead at the break since the only other time they played Grambling, in 2001. They led that game 68-25 at intermission.BIG PICTUREGrambling State: The Tigers have five seniors on their roster, which should bode well when they get to their level of play in the Southwestern Athletic Conference, but they also have seven freshmen and are no doubt using the pay-day portion of their schedule to try to blend young and old into something more cohesive.Virginia: The preseason is over for the Cavaliers, who used their first four games to incorporate Guy, redshirt freshman Mamadi Diakite and freshman Ty Jerome into the rotation, a process that might have taken on greater urgency when talented low post scorer Austin Nichols was dismissed from the team last Friday. The schedule gets more serious for Virginia now with its next string of games against Iowa, Providence or Memphis, Ohio State, West Virginia and East Carolina.TWENTY-SOMETHINGVirginia has had a run of at least 20 consecutive points in three of its four games. It outscored UNCG 22-0 in the opener, scored 20 in a row against Yale on Sunday night and had the 26-0 run against the Tigers. The Cavaliers are allowing 38.8 points per game this season.HOMEBODIESVirginia has won 23 straight at home, the sixth-longest streak in the country.UP NEXTGrambling State plays a team to be determined in the Emerald Coast Classic.Virginia plays Iowa in the Emerald Coast Classic on Friday night in Niceville, Florida.---More AP college basketball: Hank on Twitter: ' ' '