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John Kear, who will be micd up during the game, is hoping to mastermind another Challenge Cup upset when Batley Bulldogs face Catalans Dragons in Fridays sixth-round tie, live on Sky Sports 1 HD from 7. Marcin Gortat Jersey .45pm. Kear led Sheffield and Hull to Challenge Cup final victories but he must overcome odds of 500/1 if he is to steer the part-time Bulldogs to glory in his fifth and final season in charge.Fridays match is certainly expected to be closer than the 74-12 rout the Catalans enjoyed on their only previous visit to Batley for a quarter-final tie in 2010. Were really looking forward to it, said Kear, who will wear a microphone during Fridays contest at the Foxs Biscuits Stadium.There is no pressure on us. If we get walloped, its just what everybody expects, and if we dont, then we can come away feeling as if weve done a pretty good job. Dom Brambani and John Kear look ahead to Fridays visit of Catalans I was hoping for the rain gods to smile down on us and for the rain and wind to be blowing downhill but it looks like its going to be nice.Batley have cut admission charges to £10 for adults and £1 for children for the chance to witness the star-studded Dragons, who have State of Origin forward Dave Coal Train Taylor back from injury. Dom Brambani scores a try for Batley against Featherstone in the last round Its a great tie for the club, added Kear. Were playing the form team of Super League and theyve got a galaxy of stellar names.My players want to be able to say when theyre retired, I played against the Coal Train or I played against Willie Mason or Todd Carney.I know this from my own experience. One of the proudest games I had for Castleford was playing against Wally Lewis. Those are the games you remember and you relish the challenge. Highlights of Catalans 28-26 defeat at Hull FC in Super League Batley Bulldogs: Shaun Ainscough, Luke Blake, Dom Brambani, Alex Bretherton, Alex Brown, James Brown, Joe Chandler, James Davey, James Harrison, Keegan Hirst, Alastair Leak, Tom Lillycrop, Dave Petersen, Wayne Reittie, Alex Rowe, Dave Scott, Cain Southernwood, Shaun Squires, Chris Ulugia.Catalans Dragons: Lucas Albert, Louis Anderson, Jason Baitieri, Thomas Bosc, Julian Bousquet, Jodie Broughton, Rémi Casty, Vincent Duport, Tony Gigot, Justin Horo, Antoni Maria, Willie Mason, Greg Mounis, Richie Myler, Eloi Pelissier, Pat Richards, Glenn Stewart, Dave Taylor, Fouad Yaha.Watch Batley v Catalans live on Sky Sports 1 HD on Friday from 7.45pm. Catch the match for £6.99 with a NOW TV day pass. Brandon Jennings Wizards Jersey . What general manager Dave Nonis called "short and productive" negotiations ended with Kessel signing a US$64-million, eight-year contract on Tuesday. Martell Webster Jersey . "Trying to breathe," he said with a grin. Bernier stopped 42 of 43 shots on Monday night, including all 22 in a hectic middle frame, his heroic performance propelling the Leafs toward an undue point in their final game before the Christmas break. .Y. - Jerome Samson scored once in regulation and again in the shootout as the St. RIO DE JANEIRO -- After struggling for much of his Olympic singles quarterfinal against a Brazilian opponent backed by a raucous home crowd, Rafael Nadal finally seized control by using a big backhand to set up an easy putaway at the net for a third-set service break.Perhaps wary of drawing the ire of all of those flag-waving fans, Nadal offered a rather muted reaction -- none of the leaps or uppercuts or yells of Vamos! hed displayed earlier at the Rio de Janeiro Games.Nadal moved into the semifinals as he bids to add a second singles gold to the one he earned for Spain in 2008, handling a hostile environment and coming back to beat 54th-ranked Thomaz Bellucci 2-6, 6-4, 6-2 on Friday. And then he went back out on court and teamed with Marc Lopez to win the mens doubles title, edging Florin Mergea and Horia Tecau of Romania 6-2, 3-6, 6-4 in that final.I dont even know how things are going so well, said Nadal, who missed the past 2+ months with an injured left wrist, because I didnt do any preparation for the tournament.Andy Murray, the defending champion from Britain, also is trying to become the first tennis player with a pair of Olympic singles titles. He found himself in an even tenser, tighter match, before emerging to edge Steve Johnson of the United States 6-0, 4-6, 7-6 (2).Close to going out, Murray said after winning despite trailing by a break in the third set for the second match in a row. Sometimes that can work in your favor as the tournament goes on. You start to feel a little bit better. You loosen up a little bit.On Saturday, Nadal will play 2009 U.S. Open champion Juan Martin del Potro of Argentina, while Murray faces Kei Nishikori of Japan.Del Potro, who knocked out No. 1 Novak Djokovic in the first round, beat Roberto Bautista Agut of Spain 7-5, 7-6 (4). Nishikori got past Gael Monfils of France 7-6 (4), 4-6, 7-6 (6).The womens final is also Saturday, when Monica Puig attempts to win Puerto Ricos first gold medal in any sport in Olympic history. She beat two-time Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova of the Czech Republic 6-4, 1-6, 6-3, and will face Angelique Kerber of Germany, the Australian Open champion who defeated Madison Keys of the U.S. 6-3, 7-5. Kvitova meets Keys for thhe bronze. Otto Porter Wizards Jersey. This Olympics isnt about me, the 34th-ranked Puig said. Its about Puerto Rico, and I know how bad they want this.No matter what happens in his singles semifinal, Nadal will get to leave Rio with a medal from doubles. Not bad for a guy who missed the London Games four years ago because of a knee injury, then came to Brazil with a wrist he says is not fully healed.Maybe hes not (enjoying) the best time of his career, Bellucci said, but hes playing really well.Nadal is a former No. 1 and owns 14 Grand Slam titles. Bellucci, who lives in Sao Paulo, is also a lefty, but thats pretty much where the similarities end.He reached a career-best ranking of 21st in 2010, not long after making his only trip to the fourth round of a major tournament. He arrived at his home Olympics with an 11-18 record in 2016 -- and a career losing mark, too.It was Nadal who started shakily, though, committing 10 unforced errors and generating only two winners in the opening set. He was broken twice and never earned so much as a single break chance.Nadal cleaned things up in the second, though, and while he did get broken again while serving for it at 5-3, he broke right back with a running cross-court forehand passing winner to force a third.Following a shanked forehand early in the final set, Nadal kicked his foot against the court. At the time, it appeared to be a sign of frustration. But at the ensuing changeover, Nadal removed his left shoe so a trainer could tape up the little toe on that foot.Right after that lengthy break, Nadal broke at love to go ahead 3-1, and that was pretty much that.Still, Bellucci enjoyed the atmosphere. Fans cheered for Nadals miscues -- even faults, generally considered a no-no in tennis -- and roared for Belluccis best shots as if victory and defeat hung in the balance with each point.When their guy would grab a game, they would sing, soccer-style, Ole, ole, ole, ole! Tho-maz! 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