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LONDON -- The boys from Dunblane havent half done bad.I think were probably each others biggest fans, Andy Murray said Friday when asked about his brother Jamie Murrays achievement of finishing as year-end doubles No. 1 with Bruno Soares.The camaraderie has been there between them from the youngest of ages, when they grew up competing against each other with any piece of sports apparatus they could get their hands on.When we were really young, Jamie would have won most things we did, said Andy. He was 15 months older, so he was bigger and stronger and better than me at most things. He was smarter than me.Then as we started to get older and physically were on more of a level playing field, we were pretty close really at most things. Jamie is a really good golfer. He was better at that. Football, probably me. Then squash and table tennis, more of the racket sports, was pretty close between the two of us really.Andy added, laughing: Well, thats my recollection of it. He might say something a bit different. Thats what I remember.Jamie has largely had to deal with his brother getting most of the spotlight ever since they went their separate ways in their early teens. The elder Murray headed to Cambridge for nine months and then Paris, with Andy going off to Spain when he was 15.While Andys talents as a singles player flourished, culminating in his rise to world No. 1 with three major titles to his name, Jamie has risen to the top of the mens doubles rankings with two of his own slams. Jamie also beat Andy to a first Wimbledon title, winning the mixed doubles with Jelena Jankovic in 2007.Throw in the Davis Cup they helped Britain win together last year, and the Murray family is British tennis royalty.Now, the brothers march toward tennis history continues apace at the World Tour Finals.Jamie was confirmed Friday as the year-end doubles No. 1 with partner Soares after Nicolas Mahut and Pierre-Hugues Herbert lost their final round-robin match.It capped off a sensational 2016 for the Scot and the Brazilian. Neither man had won a mens doubles slam before they claimed the Australian Open together, having only come together at the beginning of 2016. They also went on to win the US Open.They had an amazing year. They deserve it, Andy continued. Its a great achievement for both of them and Im very proud of Jamie.Its really special to get to watch what hes achieved in the biggest competitions in the sport. Neither of us ever would have expected this when we were growing up. We need to try and enjoy it.Whether Andy finishes the season on top of the singles rankings is still undecided. He has reached the semifinals here for the first since 2012 with Milos Raonic awaiting him.But he could yet see the No. 1 spot snatched away from him this week, should Novak Djokovic outperform Murray.The Serb faces Kei Nishikori in the other singles semifinal Saturday. Should he and Murray both win their matches, Sunday would be the first time in the history of the Tour Finals where the two finalists would not only be playing for the championship but the year-end No. 1 ranking.The whole year has been fantastic for both of us, Andy added of his brother. We would like to finish it perfectly if we can. Still theres a good chance that doesnt happen.Regardless of what happens over the weekend, we can look back on this year and be very proud of what weve done as a family. Air Max 90 Cheap .Y. -- Buffalo Bills coach Doug Marrone has drawn on his Syracuse connections once again by hiring Rob Moore to take over as receivers coach. Nike Air Max 90 . -- Golden State Warriors coach Mark Jackson asked his players a simple question during Fridays morning shootaround: How many of them had ever been on a team 14 games over . . -- Jimmy Walkers first PGA Tour trophy came with a special gift tucked inside. LAKE FOREST, Ill. -- Sam Bradford was rolling along with the Minnesota Vikings right until he got squashed by his former team last week.Then again, at least he was playing.Its been a while since Chicagos Jay Cutler could say that.Bradford tries to shake off a six-sack outing in the Vikings first loss when Minnesota meets the returning Cutler and the struggling Bears on Monday night.Things couldnt have gone much worse for Bradford and the Vikings (5-1) in a 21-10 defeat to Philadelphia that seemed to expose their shortcomings and lay out a blueprint for the rest of the league.I think we just realized that weve got a lot of work to do, but when you look at the film and you look at the things, the mistakes that we made on Sunday, theyre all fixable, Bradford said.A lot of them were just mental mistakes. Theyre things that we have done correctly the previous five weeks and just failed to execute or failed to do them correctly on Sunday. So, weve just got to get back on track and go out there and be the offense we know we can be.The Eagles disguised their blitzes and had their way with the offensive line. It all added up to a rough outing for Bradford .Besides the six sacks, he absorbed 12 hits, fumbled four times and lost two of them. He also threw an interception.The Bears (1-6), meanwhile, have struggled through injuries and poor play on offense and defense in their worst start since the 2000 team dropped seven of its first eight. For Cutler, it hasnt been easy to watch.Its hard when youre hurt and not playing, getting back in the mix, he said. You just got to keep fighting through it.Nothing lasts forever. And I think everyone in the locker room knows that. Theres some talent in the locker room. Theres a lot of guys banged up that hopefully we get back soon. You just got to keep playing football. Thats all we can do.They are getting Cutler back from a five-game absence because of a sprained right thumb. But whether theyre welcoming him back with open arms is open to debate.The Bears have little choice, but to go with him because Brian Hoyer broke his left arm in a 26-10 loss at Green Bay in the previous game.I do think that Cutleer will give them a lift coming back, Vikings coach Mike Zimmer said.dddddddddddd Hes a big-time arm talent. I think that were going to have to play very well in order to win.There had been plenty of speculation about Cutlers future in Chicago, particularly with Hoyer playing five-plus games without an interception. Fox only fueled it when he said the starting spot is performance-based.But its a moot point now.Cutler will suit up for the first time since he left against Philadelphia in the second game of the season. The five-game absence will be the longest he has returned from in a season and hell be going against the leagues stingiest defense.Theyre top five in about everything, theyve been together for a while, theyre relatively healthy and theyre playing good football, Cutler said.Theyve shown a lot of different looks, especially on third downs, but weve ... seen a lot of it. We kind of know how to attack it, but its just going to be about execution and guys doing exactly what we need to do.As for Bradford and the Vikings, Minnesota had been playing well enough to mask its weaknesses and pile up wins despite serious injuries to Teddy Bridgewater and Adrian Peterson.A big reason was their new quarterback, who was thriving after a trade from Philadelphia on Sept. 3. The Vikings were scrambling for one and made the move just days after Bridgewater suffered his serious knee injury.Despite a crash course in learning the Vikings system, Bradford came into the game against the Eagles with the NFLs top completion percentage and No. 2 passer rating. But against Philadelphia, things didnt go so well.The Eagles disguised blitzes out of zone packages and had their way with a patchwork offensive line.I think each defense is different, but obviously, Im sure Chicago is looking at what they did and what they had success with, Bradford said. And Im sure well see some carry-over, so weve got to be prepared to see some of that.---AP NFL website: and AP NFL Twitter feed: ;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 ' ' '