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HALIFAX - Canadas top mens tennis player says hes physically ready for this weekends crucial Davis Cup playoff against Colombia following a taxing run at the U.S. Open.Milos Raonic, who is currently the No. 6-ranked singles player in the world, is expected to lead Canadas push to remain part of the elite World Group beginning Friday in Halifax.Raonic will take to the court after his fourth-round exit last week in New York, losing a four hour 19 minute match in oppressive heat to tournament finalist Kei Nishikori of Japan.The bodys good Im just hungry to get back into competing, Raonic said at a news conference on Tuesday.Injuries to Raonic and teammate Vasek Pospisil contributed to Canadas 4-1 loss in Februarys first-round tie with Japan but Raonic said a lot has changed since the last time he wore the countrys colours in competition.Ive been able to keep getting better . . . and I just look forward to using this and ending the year on as strong a note as possible, he said.In addition to Raonic and Pospisil, the eighth-ranked Canadian team includes veterans Daniel Nestor and Frank Dancevic.Team captain Martin Laurendeau said he expects the favoured Canadians to encounter stiff opposition from the hungry Colombians who are ranked 26th in the world. He said Colombia has depth in singles and features a good doubles team coming off a recent tournament win in Winston-Salem N.C.Theyre going to come after us and try to make their own history, said Laurendeau. Its going to be a very tough weekend of tennis.The Colombians feature Santiago Giraldo and Alejandro Falla and top 20 doubles pair Juan Sebastian Cabal and Robert Farah.Farah said there are few secrets between the teams because of the familiarity the players have developed as part of the pro tour.We already know the strengths and where the holes are, said Farah. Whoever plays better tactically has a better chance to win.The two sides havent played since a second round Americas Zone Group encounter won by Colombia in 2010, although Canada has a 5-4 overall advantage in head-to-head competition.Laurendeau said the Canadians are healthy and will be confident playing indoors at home after two consecutive Davis Cup ties on the road.Were playing under the conditions that suited us really well last year with the balls and court speed, so we feel good about our chances as a team this weekend, he said.Canada is looking to replicate last years successful Davis Cup campaign which saw the team reach the semifinals. NFL Shop Jerseys Cheap .com) - Patrick Reed poured in a 19-foot birdie putt on the first playoff hole Monday to defeat Jimmy Walker and win the Hyundai Tournament of Champions. Wholesale NFL Shop .com) - The Denver Nuggets snapped a losing streak last time out and will try to carry that momentum Saturday night when they welcome the Indiana Pacers to the Pepsi Center. http://www.cheapjerseyswholesalediscount.com/.500 were once common achievements for the Dallas Mavericks. Now, both are season highs as Dallas slowly works its way back into playoff contention in the Western Conference. Soccer Jerseys Cheap .C. -- The Carolina Hurricanes used a strong third period to extend their winning streak to three games. Cheap NFL Jerseys . For the Blue Jays the time was Wednesday and the ace was R.A. Dickey. He stepped up. "I feel some responsibility as a stopper from time to time," said Dickey.Ronny Deila will part company with Celtic at the end of the season, according to reports in Norway. Norweigan broadcaster TV2 claims the former Stromsgodset boss will leave Celtic Park when his one-year rolling contract runs out at the end of the season.The 40-year-old replaced Neil Lennon in June 2014 and won the double in his first season but a poor European campaign this term saw the pressure begin to mount on the Hoops boss. WATCH: Scottish Cup semis Watch highlights of the Scottish Cup semi-finals as both matches went to penalties... Sundays embarrassing Scottish Cup semi-final loss to Rangers on the back of Januarys League Cup exit to Ross County now appears to have sealed Deilas fate, despite the club closing on their fifth straight Scottish Premier title.TV2 claims that criticism from former players, supporters and a bloodthirsty Scottish tabloid press have also played a part. Rangers secured a place in the final of the Scottish Cup with a 5-4 penalty shootout victory over Celtic at Hampden Park Sky Sports pundit Andy Walker said earlier on Monday that Deila was on the brink of losing his job following defeat to Rangers.ddddddddddddeilas agent Tore Pedersen and Celtic have refused to comment on the reports.David Moyes has been installed as favourite for the Parkhead hotseat ahead of former boss Lennon. Also See: Nicholas: Celtic are stale Deila silent on future ' ' '

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