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Villanova, PA (SportsNetwork.com) - Darrun Hilliard scored 24 points and fourth-ranked Villanova blitzed Creighton on Sunday, holding the Bluejays to 37.3 percent shooting in a 71-50 win. Ryan Arcidiacono added 10 points as five players had between five and eight for the Wildcats (18-2, 5-2 Big East), who shook off a rare 20-point loss against Georgetown on Monday. James Milliken scored 13 points to pace Creighton (9-12, 0-, which remained winless in league play and has matched a program record with nine straight losses. Villanova locked down over the first 20 minutes and just about put the game out of reach by halftime. Creighton had nearly as many turnovers (12) as points (14) at the break, and would have had more if it wasnt for Avery Dingmans 3 just before the buzzer. No Bluejay had more than one field goal or three points at halftime. The Wildcats scored the games first 15 points. Creighton countered with the next six, then went cold again. Hilliard hit a pair of 3s during a 10-0 run late in the half that made it 29-11 before Dingmans trey cut the deficit to 15 at intermission. Creighton was within 11 points following Millikens three-point play early in the second half. Villanova scored nine of the next 11 points, however, and the lead was back to 18. Game Notes Hilliard was shooting 7-for-25 over his last three games. He hit 9-of-15, including 6-of-10 from distance, in this one ... Villanova has won 29 of 30 home games against unranked opponents ... Creightons only previous nine-game losing streak came in 1995. Fake Blues Jerseys .com) - The Oakland Athletics needed to rely on a lot of young pitchers to win an American League West title this season. St.Louis Blues Shirts .The Hamilton Tiger-Cat defensive back always has the required receipt. But he also walks around with a tangle of metal screws, rods and plates after breaking his neck in 2006 playing high school football in Louisiana. https://www.cheapblues.com/ . The Red Wings hadnt played the night before. The Boston Bruins had. A month from now, or two months from now, it doesnt matter. But right now it does matter, when you start and you play back to back, its wear and tear on you for sure, Babcock said. Stitched Blues Jerseys . -- The Kelowna Rockets earned their 16th straight win with a 7-2 rout of the Portland Winterhawks in Western Hockey League action Thursday. Wholesale Blues Jerseys . Klose has a bruised pelvic bone and abdominal muscle problems but team doctors are trying to get him fit in time for the match. Bender has a hamstring injury. Germany is already without half-dozen players, due to injury or bad form.When Canadian doubles tennis star Daniel Nestor was playing in the U.S. Open last week, his daughter Tiana was back home in Toronto attending her first day of kindergarten. Like they do almost every day of the 35 weeks Nestor is on the road, the concerned dad and his daughter shared the details of their days via Skype. "(Tiana) is very shy," Nestor said from Belgrade, where Canada will battle Serbia this weekend in an historic Davis Cup semifinal. "Shes one of those kids who, if shes somewhere for three hours, the last hour she comes into her own. The first two hours shes not being herself. She definitely needs some pushing and motivation to open up. Hopefully she comes around because I was like that too. If shes as shy as I was growing up, it will be tough for her. "But shes a lot better looking than I am, so that should help her," he added with a laugh. Modern technology, Nestor said, has made travelling easier. Its helped the father of two daughters -- Tiana will turn five in December, Bianca is six months old -- remain on the ATP tour, where hes claimed 81 mens doubles titles, including eight Grand Slams, in a pro career that has spanned more than two decades. The Toronto native is the oldest regular player on the tour, having turned 41 last week during his 21st consecutive U.S. Open appearance. (No, he didnt celebrate. "There is nothing about turning 41 worth celebrating," he joked.) Nestor, however, doesnt plan on walking away from the game just yet. And why would he when there are still so many reasons to play, including Canadas unprecedented recent performances on the international stage. "People ask me how long Im going to play. When you have a talented (Canadian) team and potential to play in these types of matches in years to come, thats what keeps me going still," he said ahead of Fridays opening matches on the clay of Belgrade Arena. "If were able to win this, it will definitely be a top moment (in my career)," added Nestor, who won an Olympic gold medal in 2000. "Even being in this situation is a top moment." Canada has never made it this far in the event that begins each year with 130 countries and sees only 16 teams qualify for the World Cup. This weekends winner moves onto the final in November against the winner of the other semifinal between Argentina and Czech Republic. Milos Raonic of Thornhill, Ont., will lead the Canadians versus world No. 1 Novak Djokovic and Serbia in the semi that is expected to draw 15,000 fans each day. Nestor, who was born in Belgrade, will team up again with 23-year-old Vasek Pospisil. The two recorded a dramatic 6-3, 6-4, 3-6, 3-6, 15-13 win in Canadas Davis Cup quarter-final victory over Italy last spring, a marathon thriller that lasted an exhausting four-and-a-half hours and set the stage for Raonics singles win that ensured Canadas advancement. Despite the near two-decades age difference -- or perhaps partly because of it -- the two complement each other well. Pospisil is the more energetic and emotional of the two, who reached the third round of last weeks U.S. Open in their first Grand Slam together, while Nestor is the calming influence. "Vasek right now is really confident,, hes playing great tennis in singles and hes always had great doubles instincts," Nestor said.dddddddddddd "Hes serving great. Big first serve and second serve, hes a big hitter from the baseline, and very capable at the net too. Its always nice playing with a young guy thats explosive and eager." By comparison, Nestor described himself as a "perfectionist," and "someone whos able to do all things fairly well, but I wont say Im the best at anything." Pospisil, a Vernon, B.C., native who now calls Vancouver home, considers himself lucky to play alongside the veteran who secured the world No. 1 mens double ranking for more than 100 weeks. "(Nestor) is a legend and someone I looked up to for many years growing up," Pospisil said. "So obviously playing with him the first few time was nerve wracking. I feel much more comfortable now a year or two later and Im really able to appreciate it. "Having experience like that on the court beside me is extremely valuable not just to our partnership but also to me as a young player on the Tour." Nestor hopes to play through 2014, and turn around what hasnt been the greatest 2013. Hes changed partners a handful of times this season, most recently parting ways with Swede Robert Lindstedt, saying "We were getting on each others nerves a little bit too much. . . We just decided it was time to move on." His world doubles ranking has plummeted -- hes currently No. 13. So before the curtain comes down on his career, hed love to claim a couple more Grand Slam titles and see his ranking climb back to the top. He said his body, remarkably, feels a lot better than it did back in the early days during his injury-plagued singles career. He travels with his own physiotherapist now. He draws inspiration from older athletes such as Niklas Lidstrom, the former Detroit Red Wings defenceman and seven-time Norris Trophy winner who retired at the age of 42. "There are a lot of athletes who have endured," Nestor said. "I think a lot of it is that people retire because theyre fed up or sick of it. Yes, it is very tough not being with my family all the time. But from what Ive heard from people whove retired, they all say This is the best it is. So Ill make the most of it and then move on." As his career winds down, he said he appreciates being in the moment more. He and wife Natasha make a point of sightseeing when she travels with him. He hopes to bring his family to the Australian Open in January -- Tiana made the trip to Melbourne once before, but it was when she was too young to remember. "Definitely the life and the camaraderie with the other players is something I appreciate a lot more now. I was very shy when I was younger, and didnt always enjoy the lifestyle," Nestor said. "For sure I do appreciate it more. I know the days are numbered, so I really try and soak it up as much as I can until the day is done." Serbia, meanwhile, earned its spot in the Davis Cups final four with a win over the United States, a performance that saw Nestors former partner Nenad Zimonjic and Ilija Bozoljac upset the legendary Bryan brothers -- Mike and Bob -- in mens doubles. ' ' '