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Miami, FL (Sports Network) - Fading American James Blake came up a first-round loser, as the mens portion of the lucrative Sony Ericsson Open swung into action Wednesday. The 32-year-old Blake succumbed to fellow former top-five star Nikolay Davydenko, 4-6, 6-4, 6-4, in two hours on the hardcourts at the Tennis Center at Crandon Park. The 2008 Miami champion Davydenko will meet world No. 10 American John Isner on Friday. The 6-foot-9 Isner was last weeks runner-up at Indian Wells. Promising Bulgarian Grigor Dimitrov whipped Kazakhstans Mikhail Kukushkin 6-2, 6-2, while Czech Lukas Rosol topped Frenchman Michael Llodra 6-4, 7-6 (8-6) and Slovak Lukas Lacko drove out American Ryan Sweeting 6-4, 6-4 on Day 1. Additional opening-round wins came for Dutchman Robin Haase, Colombians Alejandro Falla and Santiago Giraldo, and Portuguese Frederico Gil. Giraldo will meet former world No. 1 Rafael Nadal, while Falla will face fourth-seeded Andy Murray in the round of 64. The top seeds for this 12-day event are world No. 1 star Novak Djokovic, former top-ranked greats Nadal and two-time champ Roger Federer, and the 2009 Miami winner Murray. The two-time Sony Ericsson champion Djokovic beat Nadal in last years marquee Miami finale. Federer is fresh off his Masters title at Indian Wells. The winner of this $3.973 million Masters tournament will claim $659,775. jerseys from china . Louis Blues at the MTS Centre tonight. Viewers in the Jets region can watch the game on TSN Jets at 6:30pm ct/7:30pm et. nfl jerseys china . -- As expected, coach John Fox has officially ruled out Wes Welker for Denvers game against San Diego on Thursday night because of a concussion. http://www.jerseyscheapnfl.us.com/ . -- Garret Sparks made 31 saves as the Toronto Marlies beat the Grand Rapids Griffins 3-1 in American Hockey League play Tuesday. cheap jerseys from china . As the Toronto Argonauts prepare to face their hated enemies from down the QEW, the Hamilton Tiger Cats, in this Sundays Eastern Final, theyre faced with something they havent experienced all season - a healthy receiving corps. cheap nfl jerseys . -- Three close looks at the bucket, three misses. PITTSBURGH -- Frustrated by six innings of 78 mph fastballs, Andrew McCutchen and the Pirates had seen enough. Pittsburgh outlasted a pitcher whose career has outlasted the life of McCutchen. McCutchen had three RBIs, Casey McGehee drove in the go-ahead run with an eighth-inning single and the Pirates scored four runs off the Colorado bullpen to beat the Rockies 5-4 on a chilly Tuesday night. Seven days after becoming the oldest pitcher to win a game in major-league history, 49-year-old Rockies starter Jamie Moyer was in line for another victory after allowing one run over six innings. "It was three frustrating at-bats," said McCutchen, who went 0 for 3 with an RBI groundout against Moyer. "Man, three-at bats, I cant believe he got me out. You know he has nothing to throw by you, but he just nitpicks, he hits his spots and he gets outs." But the Pirates got the game to the Colorado bullpen, which promptly blew two leads against a team that had scored only 30 runs in 15 games coming in -- by far the fewest in the majors. Pittsburghs two seventh-inning runs turned a 2-1 deficit into a 3-2 lead. McCutuchens double off the centre field wall was the third consecutive hit to begin the inning off lefty Rex Brothers, who on average throws 20 mph faster than Moyer. "I couldnt wait to see 95. Honestly," McCutchen said. "I mean, you dont see 70-79 every day. ... For (Moyer) to do what he did, he did a pretty good job. But as soon as another arm came in there throwing pretty hard, I was like, All right, here we go." McGehees two-out single to right off Matt Belisle (1-1) scored pinch-runner Nate McLouth. Clint Barmes had led off the eighth with his second home run to tie the game at 4-4. Carlos Gonzalez hit his second two-run homer of the night in the top of the eighth to give Colorado the short-lived lead. Gonzalez had three of the Rockies six hits. Barmes, a former Colorado player, had three hits for the Pirates, who have won four of six. Joel Hanrahan pitched a perfect ninth for his third save. The ageless Moyer allowed a home run to a skinny rookie named Barry Bonds on Aug. 11, 1986, in his first career start against Pittsburgh. McCutchen, who was born 60 days later, drove in Alex Presley with a groundout in the first. Presley had extended his hitting streak too eight games by leading off the inning with a double.dddddddddddd Moyer didnt throw a pitch that registered over 79 mph all game, but that was the only run he would allow. He gave up six hits and three walks with three strikeouts. Two of those strikeouts came against opposing starter Kevin Correia with runners in scoring position and two outs. "I didnt feel like I had real good fastball command early in the game," Moyer said. "After the second inning, I was able to find it. I walked a few too many guys but I was able to eventually get the ball around the plate." McCutchen drove in Presley and Jose Tabata in the seventh. It was only the second Pittsburgh hit of the season that produced more than one run. Gonzalez entered the season with 60 homers over the previous two years but had none in 50 at-bats this season before his shot to left with Dexter Fowler aboard in the first. His homer to centre in the eighth off Tony Watson (1-0) with Marco Scutaro on gave Colorado the lead back. It was Gonzalezs fifth career multihomer game and first since June 27 of last season at Wrigley Field. Gonzalez had missed three games last week because of strep throat. "It felt good to hit a couple of balls hard again because its been a tough couple of weeks," Gonzalez said. "I missed three games and that messed with my timing, and I had a bad fever for four days and that took away a lot of my strength. I just feel like Im finally back to normal." Pitching three days after being scratched from a scheduled start because of discomfort in his left side, Correia bounced back after Gonzalezs first-inning two-run homer. He retired 17 of the final 18 batters he faced in his six innings of work. He had four strikeouts and no walks, allowing four hits. Notes: Manager Jim Tracy said the Rockies will activate RHP Zach Putnam for Wednesdays doubleheader in Pittsburgh. A new rule allows teams to play with 26-man rosters during doubleheaders if the doubleheader is scheduled more than one day in advance. Pirates general manager Neal Huntington indicated Pittsburgh will activate a relief pitcher. The games will be the first played under the new rule. ... 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