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cilic makes atp finals with victory

PARIS — Marin Cilic ended a three-match losing streak against David Goffin at the Paris Masters on Thursday to earn a spot at the ATP Finals. Cilic, seeded ninth, beat No. 8 Goffin 6-3, 7-6 (11-9) at the indoor tournament, giving him a spot in the quarterfinals and one of the remaining two berths in the eight-man season-ending Finals in London.

Next on Cilic's plate is top-ranked Novak Djokovic, who rallied past 14th-seeded Grigor Dimitrov 4-6, 6-2, 6-3.

Second seed Andy Murray, who can topple Djokovic in the rankings if he wins the tournament and Djokovic doesn't reach the final, made the quarters by dispatching No. 13 Lucas Pouille 6-3, 6-0. He takes on No. 7 Tomas Berdych, who beat unseeded Gilles Simon 6-4, 6-3.

No. 11 Jo-Wilfried Tsonga downed No. 5 Kei Nishikori 0-6, 6-3, 7-6 (7-3) to set up a match with No. 4 Milos Raonic, a 4-6, 6-1, 6-2 winner over No. 16 Pablo Cuevas. The remaining quarterfinal is between two unseeded Americans. Jack Sock beat No. 12 Richard Gasquet 6-2, 3-6, 7-5, and John Isner defeated qualifier Jan-Lennard Struff 6-4, 6-7 (4-7), 6-3.

ET CETERA

soccer: Manchester United's attacking problems continued as it lost to host Fenerbahce 2-1 in the Europa League, leaving it at risk of a group-stage exit.

gymnastics: USA Gymnastics hired former federal prosecutor Deborah Daniels to lead an independent review of the way it deals with allegations of sexual misconduct. The review comes after two former gymnasts filed lawsuits against USA Gymnastics and former team doctor Larry Nassar, saying Nassar sexually abused them during their time on the U.S. national team. Nassar's lawyer and USA Gymnastics have denied wrongdoing. Nassar hasn't been criminally charged.

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