Paris, France - Former runner-up Novak Djokovic and former champion Roger Federer were a pair of easy second-round winners Wednesday at the French Open. Custom Los Angeles Chargers Jerseys . The second-seeded former world No. 1 Djokovic drilled Frenchman Jeremy Chardy 6-1, 6-4, 6-2 on Court Chatrier, while the fourth-seeded former top-ranked Swiss great Federer improved to 13-0 in second-round French Open matches by cruising past Argentine qualifier Diego Sebastian Schwartzman, making his Grand Slam debut, 6-3, 6-4, 6-4 on Court Lenglen. The Serbian star Djokovic lost to eight-time champion Rafael Nadal in the French final two years ago and gave way to the mighty clay court king in an epic semifinal here last year. The 27-year-old six-time major titlist Djokovic still needs Roland Garros to complete a career Grand Slam. The 17-time Grand Slam king Federer titled here in 2009 and is a four-time French Open runner-up to Nadal. Up next for Djokovic will be Croat Marin Cilic, while Federer will encounter Russian Dmitry Tursunov on Friday. Sixth-seeded Czech slugger Tomas Berdych overcame Ukrainian Aleksandr Nedovyesov 6-7 (4-7), 6-4, 7-5, 6-3; eighth-seeded big-serving Canadian Milos Raonic rolled along by handling Czech Jiri Vesely 7-6 (7-4), 6-4, 6-1; 13th- seeded French favorite Jo-Wilfried Tsonga disposed of Austrian left-hander Jurgen Melzer 6-2, 6-3, 6-4; and an upset came when 35-year-old Czech Radek Stepanek doused 15th-seeded Russian veteran Mikhail Youzhny 6-0, 6-3, 3-6, 6-4. Other top-20 action saw 17th-seeded Spaniard Tommy Robredo paste Frenchman Kenny De Schepper 6-2, 6-3, 6-3, 18th-seeded Latvian Ernests Gulbis drop Argentine Facundo Bagnis 6-2, 7-5, 6-0 and Spaniard Marcel Granollers upend 20th-seeded Ukrainian Alexandr Dolgopolov 1-6, 3-6, 6-3, 6-0, 6-2. Gulbis already owns two titles in France this year, including one on clay just last week in Nice. Also on Day 4, a 25th-seeded Cilic got past German Tobias Kamke 6-3, 3-6, 6-3, 6-0; 27th-seeded Spaniard Roberto Bautista Agut dismissed Frances Benoit Paire 6-4, 7-6 (7-4), 6-2; 29th-seeded Frenchman Gilles Simon grounded Colombian Alejandro Gonzalez 6-4, 6-0, 6-2; a 31st-seeded Tursunov erased American Sam Querrey 6-4, 7-5, 6-1; and surging Slovak Martin Klizan edged out Dutchman Robin Haase 6-1, 3-6, 6-1, 1-6, 7-5. The first round concluded Wednesday when American Steve Johnson outlasted Frances Laurent Lokoli, 4-6, 6-7 (7-9), 7-6 (7-3), 6-3, 6-3, in a match that was suspended because of darkness on Tuesday. Johnson trailed two-sets-to-one before mounting a comeback on Day 3. Melvin Gordon III Youth Jersey . So they rushed to re-sign the first baseman who general manager Ben Cherington described Friday as "a unique player." The World Series champions finalized a $32 million, two-year agreement Thursday with the slugging former catcher who turned into a surprisingly good defender. Melvin Ingram Jersey . -- Colin Kaepernick insists he just happened to pull on a pair of socks with dollar bill prints all over them Wednesday morning -- before he learned he had struck a new fortune with the San Francisco 49ers.LONDON -- Arsenal conceded an injury-time own-goal to give Swansea a 2-2 draw on Tuesday and fall further behind in the Premier League title race. Coming off a 6-0 drubbing at Chelsea on Saturday, Arsenal endured another demoralizing result after rallying for a 2-1 lead -- only to concede a fluke equalizer. Per Mertesacker slid in front of Leon Britton to clear a dangerous ball, but it bounced off goalkeeper Wojciech Szczesny onto Mathieu Flamini and into the net. Arsenal had trailed after Wilfried Bony put the visitors ahead with a header in the 11th minute. But substitute Lukas Podolski equalized in the 73rd and then set up Olivier Giroud for the second less than 70 seconds later. However, the late equalizer leaves Arsenal six points behind leader Chelsea in fourth place. That last Champions League spot now suddenly looks vulnerable as well, with Everton six points behind with a game in hand as Arsenal looks increasingly likely to finish yet another season fighting for fourth place. "This result tonight hurts us a lot," Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger said. "The way it happened of course is more frustrating. ... We made a mistake on the second goal, it was not needed." Swansea even left feeling aggrieved after referee Lee Probert blew for full time just as Jonathan de Guzman was racing clear on goal with a chance to net a winner. "For me, its a very poor decision," Swansea manager Garry Monk said. "Its definitely going to be a shot on goal. ... Whether he scores that one or not, I dont know." Arsenal started ambitiously and seemed eager to turn the page on the Chelsea embarrassment. However, tthe home side was caught on the counterattack when Neil Taylor sent a ball into the area and Bony beat defender Thomas Vermaelen in the air to head the opener at the near post. Doug Flutie Jersey. Arsenal dominated possession for much of the rest of the game but failed to create any clear-cut chances until it netted two goals in the space of 70 seconds midway through the second half. First, Kieran Gibbs cut into the left side of the area and squared for Podolski, who slotted in the equalizer. Shortly after the restart, Swansea gave the ball away and Podolski turned provider as he raced down the left flank and crossed for Giroud, who couldnt miss from close range. Arsenal, which had been booed off the pitch at halftime, seemed to have turned things around only to concede the nearly comical equalizer. "We just wanted to win the game without pushing any more forward, and a mistake happened unfortunately," Wenger said. "The result is very disappointing but the spirit we put in and the effort we put in was great. We have to take it on the chin." Gibbs and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain both started for Arsenal despite the red-card debacle against Chelsea, when Oxlade-Chamberlain handled in the area but Gibbs was mistakenly sent off instead. The red card was transferred to Oxlade-Chamberlain by the Football Association on Monday but then rescinded after it ruled that he did not prevent a clear goalscoring opportunity. Sweden midfielder Kim Kallstrom, who was signed on the last day of the January transfer window only to be ruled out with a back injury a day later, made his debut as a substitute after Arsenals second goal. ' ' '
PETERBOROUGH, Ont. Elgin Baylor Jersey . - Chiles Hugo Leon fired a 6-under 65 to take a three-shot lead after two rounds of The Wildfire Invitational on Friday. Leon, who won at The Great Waterway Classic last week, has the largest 36-hole lead of the PGA Tour Canada so far this season. Mackenzie Hughes of Dundas, Ont., and American Kyle Stough trail in second while Victorias Cory Renfrew is four strokes back. Leon said a hot putter helped continue his recent streak of strong play. "Today was my best putting day easily all year. I rolled in so many good ones today," said Leon. "I wasnt aggressive as I was yesterday, so the putts were a little longer but still I made so many good ones today. I made three or four putts today that were incredible." Leon capped the day with a 28-footer for birdie, bouncing back from his only bogey of the day at the eighth to reach 6-under on the day. Derek Fisher Lakers Jersey . His big 2-minute outburst in the fourth quarter Tuesday night is all that really mattered for the Dallas Mavericks. Michael Cooper Jersey . Curlings version of the Ryder Cup will introduce a new format beginning with the 2015 event, set for Jan. 8 to 11 in Calgary, as itll be Team Canada taking on Team Europe this season and in the 2017 event, while itll be Team Canada against Team World (including the U.CHICAGO - Scott Darling didnt have to go far from home to fulfil his NHL dream.Darling made 32 saves in his NHL debut, Jonathan Toews and Brent Seabrook scored, and the Chicago Blackhawks snapped a two-game losing streak with a 2-1 victory over the Ottawa Senators on Sunday night.Darling, a 25-year-old native of the Chicago suburb of Lemont, Illinois, was steady as he faced a handful of tough chances early. He was rock solid in the third when he stopped 16 shots to protect a one-goal lead.I was excited and terrified, Darling said. Its 20 years of work coming to this one game. Ive been a Blackhawks fan since I knew what hockey was.The 6-foot-6 Darling was called up from Rockford of the AHL last Tuesday after Blackhawks No. 1 goalie Corey Crawford sustained an upper-body injury.Seasoned backup Antti Raanta started the first three games after Crawford went down, but Darling found out he would get the start on Sunday after Chicago lost 3-2 at St. Louis on Saturday night.After turning aside a few early chances, Darling seemed in charge.I try to give off that illusion, he said. I was pretty nervous to start with, but once you get a few pucks, its just another hockey game. The guys played really great after that.Blackhawks coach Joel Quenneville agreed about his teams effort and was impressed by Darling, who signed with Chicago as a free agent on July 1 after bouncing around the minors with nine teams in four leagues.I thought it was our best four-line rotation of the year, Quenneville said. We needed (Darling) early in the game, and he was settled down, patient. He controlled his rebounds, handled the puck well.Patrick Kane assisted on Toews goal for his 500th NHL point.Milan Michalek scored a short-handed goal for the Senators, who have lost two straight.The game featured a matchup of goalies from the Chicago area.Ottawas Craig Anderson, from Park Ridge, Illinois, stopped 43 shots, including a second-period penalty shot by Andrew Shaw.The Senators hurt their momentum by taking penalties and being short-handed six times. They also didnt bear down arouund the net, coach Paul MacLean said. Byron Scott Jersey . We created opportunities, but I dont know if we made (Darling) as busy as we could have or would have liked to have, MacLean said. We did have some chances, but I dont think the (difference) ends up being their goalie.Darling was chosen by Arizona in the sixth round of the 2007 draft, then turned pro in 2010 after two seasons with the University of Maine. He was 2-0 with a 1.44 goals-against average with Rockford before being called up.Chicago outshot Ottawa 17-12 in the scoreless first period.Toews opened the scoring 21 seconds into the second with a wrap-around goal.Anderson slid out and overcommitted to Toews as he skated down the left side of the slot. The Chicago captain circled the net and tucked in a shot from the right side before Anderson could get back into positon.Anderson turned aside Shaws penalty shot with his shoulder just over a minute later.Michalek tied it with a short-handed goal at 7:08 when he completed a nifty 2-on-1 rush with Alex Chiasson from the doorstep. Michalek and Chiasson raced down the ice against Brent Seabrook after Brad Richards failed to hold the puck in the Ottawa zone.Seabrooks screened power-play goal with 6:22 left in the second put Chicago back ahead. Seabrook fired a shot from the blue line with Bryan Bickell parked in front.Darling was sharp in the third. Chris Phillips fired a rebound wide of a half-open net with 3:45 left.NOTES: Crawford has resumed skating. ... Quenneville said LW Daniel Carcillo is expected to miss four weeks because of a right knee injury sustained Saturday at St. Louis. ... Only one referee, Steve Kozari, worked the game because fellow official Eric Furlatt was ill. ... Goalies from the Chicago area have faced each other in an NHL game at least once before. On Feb. 20, 2012, Chicago native Al Montoya entered in relief for the host New York Islanders against Ottawas Anderson. ... A moment of silence was observed before the national anthems to honour those killed in last weeks attacks on Canadian armed forces members. ' ' '