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NEW YORK -- Ryan Harrison looked across the net midway through the third set of his second-round US Open match with Milos Raonic on Wednesday afternoon and saw that his opponent was suffering and appeared ready to be knocked out. Bo Scarbrough Jersey .At that point, Harrison might have been justified in feeling a twinge of bittersweet satisfaction. The men had been junior rivals and closely watched prodigies. But where Raonic made a dramatic breakthrough in 2011 and went on to become a fixture in the top 10, Harrisons career got off to a fast start and then devolved into a tale of struggle and woe.But the emotion Harrison felt as Raonic experienced cramps in various outlying precincts of his long body was something akin to compassion. Consider it a sign of the way Harrisons struggles have left him wiser, calmer, more mature and -- perhaps -- a better player.He was certainly better than Raonic on Wednesday, eliminating the Wimbledon runner-up and the US Opens No. 5 seed with a grueling, impressive 6-7 (4), 7-5, 7-5, 6-1 win that took nearly 3? hours.Hes a good guy, and I didnt want to see him hurt, Harrison said afterward. I wouldnt say I was happy to hear that [Raonic] was cramping, but youre certainly happy its not a tear in the hamstring or something like that.Once Harrison knew Raonics issue was one of fitness rather than injury, he jettisoned the compassion and took a realists approach. He was desperate to break back from 3-4 to prolong the third set, maybe even win it. He needed to show the Canadian it would be a very long way back, demanding a heavy price. Ultimately, Raonic couldnt afford the trip.The beaten seed said he has followed his former junior rivals career from afar. He saw how Harrison briefly cracked the top 40 in 2012, shortly after Raonic crafted his own breakthrough. Soon thereafter, Harrison began what has become a saga of struggle. Currently No. 120, Harrison qualified at Washington, D.C., and the Canada Masters in July and won multiple matches at both events.Hes been having sort of a resurgence of a summer, Raonic said. Hopefully, he can make it count further on through this tournament.Some wonder why Harrison has never been able to maintain his traction on the ATP tour. For if its a crime to want something too badly, count Harrison guilty. He earned his first ATP ranking points in 2007, at age 15. At age 17, U.S. Davis Cup team captain Patrick McEnroe picked him to play in a tie against Colombia. In 2010, Harrison became the first American teenager since Andy Roddick to beat a top-20 player. Roddick became his mentor, with Harrison the heir apparent to Roddicks role as leader of the U.S. mens tennis effort.It all went wrong. Harrison is now just 2-27 against top-10 opposition.I guess its a good thing that I started so young, Harrison, 24, said, because were not sitting here having the conversation about me playing well right now and Im 30.The mystery of what went wrong remains. Good as he was, Harrison did not have Grand Slam champion written all over him. He doesnt have a truly big weapon, although his serve comes close. He doesnt get consistent penetration and pace with his backhand. He has a hair-trigger temper.He maybe expected things to happen too easily, ESPN commentator John McEnroe, who coached Raonic at Wimbledon, told ESPN.com. For a while, he was doing pretty well, but then people catch up to you, learn more about you. Sometimes when you make that move up you forget that you need to keep learning and developing. Suddenly you dont have what you think you have, and your game falls apart because you have no confidence.Harrisons temper has consistently tripped him up. Intensity is a treasured quality, but Harrison often came close to giving it a bad name. In this summer of revival, he said he has been able to play with a sense of calm and also with excitement. Thats a balance Harrison has tried to strike for a long time, sometimes questioning the wisdom of the effort.At times, I would try to calm down so much that I lost that competitive edge and competitive fire that was my personality out there, he explained.Now, Harrison said he has stabilized. The process began at Newport, where the familiar demons drove him to ruin in the first round. He called a summit conference with his family and fiancée and announced that he was going to wipe the slate clean and develop new habits of self-control and emotional modulation.It was just a decision to be resilient out there, he said.That was about 30 matches ago, counting World Team Tennis, where he was named season MVP amid solid summer performances. His ranking will take a significant jump after this tournament. He has already made the third round at a major for the first time in his career.Harrisons newfound and hard-earned stability has already taught him this valuable lesson: I dont need to try to do anything more than Im capable of doing. I just need to do what Im capable of and trust that that gives me my opportunities. Cowboys Stitched Jerseys .C. United of Major League Soccer. United chose the defender in the second round of the 2013 MLS re-entry draft. Michael Gallup Jersey . Reigning world champion Eve Muirhead of Scotland opened with a 12-2 rout of Winnipegs Jennifer Jones in a battle of teams bound for the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi. http://www.authenticcowboysshopnfl.com/ . The Australian is competing in his final season in Formula One and still looking for his first win this year. He will look to end Vettels run of six straight race wins on Sunday. Webber, who is fifth in the championship, earned his second pole from the past three races and 13th of his career. MILWAUKEE -- Braden Shipley, the Arizona Diamondbacks top prospect, will make his major league debut Monday when he takes the mound against the Milwaukee Brewers at Miller Park.The 15th overall pick in the 2013 MLB Draft, Shipley started 19 games for Triple-A Reno this season, posting an 8-5 record and 3.70 ERA while striking out 77 and walking only 22 in 119 1/3 innings of work.Hes really pitched well in Reno, Arizona manager Chip Hale told MLB.com. When you talk to (Reno manager) Phil Nevin, theres been a couple ... farmhands have come through and really have controlled the offenses in Renos ballpark, and Bradens one of those guys. Were excited about it.In 81 career minor league appearances -- 80 starts -- Shipley is 24-27 with a 3.79 ERA.His pitches play in the big leagues, said Hale. His fastball, if its down, is very good. Hes got an above-average change-up and breaking ball. He has a chance to compete. We just have to work with him and realize there are going to be some butterflies tomorrow and have him enjoy it.Arizona has lost 17 of last 21 games but snapped a four-game losing streak Sunday with a 9-8 victory over the Reds in Cincinnati. The Diamondbacks hit four home runs in that contests, including a pair from Yasmany Tomas.Our guys did not quit, Hale said. Which they hadnt done that the last two days. They just were able to really hang in there in their at-bats. Obviously, Tomas with the two home runs were huge.Milwaukkee will try to bounce back from a frustrating loss to the Cubs Sunday. Cowboys Jerseys Store. The Brewers jumped out to an early 4-0 against Jon Lester but stranded 12 runners on the day and allowed five runs in the seventh inning to drop the series with their NL Central rivals.To get back on track, theyll turn to former Diamondback Chase Anderson, himself looking to get corrected. Anderson is 0-4 with a 9.13 ERA in his last six starts and has failed to work more than 4 1/3 innings in his last five outings.Anderson lasted just four innings his last time out, allowing three rubs in six hits and a pair of walks while striking out two in a 9-5 victory at Pittsburgh.I thought the second inning he got stuck a little bit, he got out of it and then the next two innings were pretty good, said manager Craig Counsell. He was up to 85, 86 pitches and going through the meat of their order again. Wed like to get him a little more efficient with his pitches, but I thought he rebounded from that second inning, which was important.Monday will mark Andersons first career start against Arizona, which selected him in the ninth round of the 2009 MLB Draft. He spent two seasons with the Diamondbacks, going 15-13 with a 4.18 ERA before being traded to Milwaukee in January along with Aaron Hill and prospect Isan Diaz for Jean Segura. 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