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Melbourne, Australia (SportsNetwork.com) - Maria Sharapova cruised to a win over Peng Shuai on Sunday to set up a marquee meeting with rising star Eugenie Bouchard in the quarterfinals of the Australian Open. The second-seeded Sharapova, who is chasing her second career Australian Open title at the age of 27, needed just 75 minutes to knock off the 21st-seeded Peng 6-3, 6-0. Well, when youre playing the match youre not thinking about the next one, said Sharapova. Youre thinking about the current match. I wasnt thinking to try to finish it out as fast as I can. I just wanted to do the right things and play the right way. I thought I did a good, solid job of that. Bouchard, seeded No. 7, had a tougher time against Irina-Camelia Begu but overcame a 61-minute second set to win 6-1, 5-7, 6-2. The 20-year-old Canadian was runner-up at Wimbledon last year and has been the focus of some attention this week after a male interviewer asked her to give us a twirl following a second-round win. The request drew wide criticism, including from tennis great Billie Jean King, who called it sexist. Sharapova is 3-0 all-time against Bouchard, with each of their meetings coming in the past two seasons, including a three-set battle in the semifinals of the French Open last year. Yeah, well, I would definitely look forward to that match. I think its always great to play the best players in the world, said Bouchard. Weve had a couple matches, and a good match last year. You know, I think I was close. It was just a tough battle. But I think Ive progressed a lot since then, and, you know, I definitely want to keep playing my game no matter what. Also Sunday, No. 3 seed Simona Halep cruised past Belgiums Yanina Wickmayer 6-4, 6-2 to set up a quarterfinal meeting with 10th-seeded Russian Ekaterina Makarova, who defeated Germanys Julia Goerges 6-3, 6-2. Halep, who has yet to drop a set, will play in the Australian Open quarterfinals for the second straight year. Yeah, a lot of confidence I have now because I didnt lose a set, said Halep. I had good matches here in first week, so Im really happy that Im in second week now like last year. Here I started to play my best tennis in Grand Slams. So means a lot for me. I really have more confidence now to play the quarterfinals. It is the third time Makarova has made the quarters in Melbourne after strong runs in 2012 and 2013. She also reached the fourth round in 2014 and 2011. Norm Snead Jersey . The Cubs made the moves before Thursdays game against Arizona. They promoted left-hander Zac Rosscup and right-hander Neil Ramirez from Triple-A Iowa and optioned righty Blake Parker to their top minor league team. Willie McGinest Jersey . Beckham finished 2 for 4, adding a double in the first inning. Chicago has won eight of 12 to get back to .500 (27-27). The White Sox are 6-3 against Cleveland this season after losing 17 of 19 to their American League Central rival in 2013. 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The team of Lars Nelson, Daniel Richardsson, Johan Olsson, and anchor Marcus Hellner cruised to victory in the 4x10 km event, winning in a time of one hour, 28 minutes, and 42.SPARTA, Ky. - Brendan Gaughan surged past rookies Chase Elliott and Ty Dillon in a wild three-wide run after a final restart for a hard-earned victory in Saturday nights 300-mile Nationwide Series race at Kentucky Speedway.Elliott and Dillon initially battled for the lead on Lap 192 before Gaughans No. 62 Chevrolet rocketed forward on the outside to make it three abreast, getting past both drivers a couple of laps later with Brian Scott in tow.Gaughan went on to his second career victory in 111 starts by .878 seconds over Scott, followed by Dillon, Elliott, Regan Smith and part-timer Cale Conley in a top-six sweep by Chevys, including a 1-2-3 finish by Richard Childress Racing.Gaughan, 39, also won at Road America in Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin this summer.I love restarts, and when that caution came out and we were fourth, I got really excited because I knew we were on the outside and thought we had a good group, and we did, said the former Georgetown University basketball player, who later revealed a Hoyas jersey beneath his fire suit.You have to choose a teammate (to push), so I chose Ty and pushed him down the back straightaway, and he had a launch into turn 3, but it was just too much. When they got side-by-side — and Ive been doing this a long time — and an area opened up just enough ... I couldnt believe we were able to take off like that.Gaughans surprisinng finish denied Dillons quest for a dominant victory after he started on the pole and led 155 laps.dddddddddddd Dillon seemed destined to fight Elliott in the closing laps, but Gaughan, who led twice for 22 laps, stayed within reach and used a great restart to snatch the lead and the win.I spun the tires a bit there at the end and it really cost us, Dillon said. (Elliott) was able to get a nose ahead of us there before that last caution came out, and that gave our teammate with four tires a chance to get up there and take the win. It was really good, hard racing there at the end.Points leader Elliott meanwhile gained a little bit more room in the standings, expanding his lead to 20 on Smith and 38 on Dillon. Scott and Elliott Sadler (13th) flipped the 4-5 spots with both trailing by 55 and 61 points, respectively.The surprise was how Gaughan emerged with the win in a race that seemed to belong to Dillon.Taking over his brothers ride in RCRs No. 3 Chevy made famous by late seven-time Cup champion Dale Earnhardt, Dillon started on the pole and distanced himself from would-be contenders in leading 151 of the first 170 laps. A series of cautions followed, allowing Elliott to take the lead briefly with Dillon in pursuit.Just as quickly, it became Gaughans race to lose with an RCR Chevy that found a final burst of power and didnt yield after that. ' ' '