MONTPELLIER, France -- Top-seeded Richard Gasquet of France was hardly troubled by countryman Albano Olivetti as he won 6-4, 6-2 on Friday to reach the Open Sud de France semifinals and stay on course to defend his title. Although Olivetti, a qualifier, had 13 aces, he failed to force a single break-point chance on Gasquets serve and lost his own three times. Gasquet next plays third-seeded Jerzy Janowicz of Poland, who won had 18 aces in a 6-2, 6-4 win against seventh-seeded Edouard Roger-Vasselin of France. "It was a tough match. I know Edouard very well from the Tour and I knew that I had to be very good on my serve and aggressive on my returns to have a chance," said Janowicz, who is 1-1 against Gasquet in their head-to-heads. "Gasquet will be a very difficult opponent. I know he is playing very, very well." No. 5 Gael Monfils of France advanced after beating Denis Istomin of Uzbekistan 6-4, 6-4 and next plays No. 6 Jarkko Nieminen of Finland, who won 6-3, 3-6, 7-6 (5) win against Marc Gicquel of France. "I felt very good on the court today," said Monfils, who won the tournament four years ago and holds a 3-0 record against Nieminen. "I felt the ball really well and had a lot of fun today. As each day goes by, I am feeling better and better and raising my game." The 36-year-old Gicquel missed five break-point chances in the deciding set. jerseys from china. -- Patrick Reed got an early start in golf. cheap nfl jerseys. "He had a lot of success against the Blackhawks this year, Im familiar with the type of player he is," Sharp said of Nugent-Hopkins. "Hes a great skater, he handles the puck well and he can finish when he gets an opportunity as well. -- Aaron Ekblad put on a show with a four-goal night as the Barrie Colts hammered the Kingston Frontenacs 8-5 in Ontario Hockey League action. cheap jerseys from china. Cameron Rundles and Jamar Diggs registered 17 points for Wofford (20-12), the South Divisions second seed, which advances to Mondays title game where it will take on College of Charleston. Mike Williams poured in 25 points in defeat for Western Carolina (18-15), the top seed from the North Division. wholesale jerseys from china. -- Jake Waters threw for 271 yards and connected with Tyler Lockett on three touchdowns, leading Kansas State to its first bowl victory in 11 years, 31-14 over Michigan in the Buffalo Wild Wings Bowl on Saturday night.OSAKA, Japan -- Kazuto Ioka of Japan knocked out Thailands Wisano Kokietgym in the ninth round on Wednesday for a successful first defence of his WBA light flyweight title. Ioka sent Kokietgym to the canvas with two rights to the body that forced the referee to call the bout at 2 minutes, 51 seconds into the round. Ioka improved to 12-00 with eight knockouts while Kokietgym fell to 43-9-2 with 13 KOs.dddddddddddd Also, Ryo Miyazaki of Japan scored a fifth-round knockout of Mexican challenger Carlos Velarde to successfully defend the WBA minimumweight crown for the first time. Miyazaki improved to 19-0-3 (11 KOs) while Velarde fell to 22-3-1 (13 KOs). ' ' '