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WIMBLEDON, London -- Is that all you got? Ivan Lendl joked after Andy Murray smashed a ball his way in practice on Tuesday morning.There was the usual banter as the world No.2s coach kept the mood light during final preparations and then it was strictly business once Murray stepped out on Wimbledons Centre Court against Liam Broady.Murray showed Lendl exactly whats in his locker as they bid for a second title here together. He executed a clinical?6-2, 6-3, 6-4 win over his wild card opponent, in what was the first all-British meeting at a Grand Slam since 2006, and first at Wimbledon since 2001.The Scot got almost everything right Tuesday -- apart from a slip up in his postmatch press conference after rain disrupted much of the days play.Im happy I got done in three sets. If that had gone to four, potentially Id have to hang around and wait, he said. Actually, I wouldnt. I had the roof. Wouldnt have to worry about that!Murrays timing on court was perfect, though: he managed to beat the bad weather by a matter of minutes, having got the job done in less than two hours. As soon as the players walked off, the covers came on and the roof moved into place.Murray joked on social media that he got out of jail free after his second five-setter in as many matches during the first week of the French Open last month.His early exertions at Roland Garros certainly didnt help him the final against Novak Djokovic, and he looks determined to avoid a similar scenario here, should the anticipated rematch take place a week Sunday.The Scot was presented with a good opportunity to find his feet against a lower-ranked opponent but didnt mess around.Murray didnt drop serve once in 14 games, winning 88 percent of his first serve points. He looked aggressive from the baseline, hitting 31 winners and winning 18 of 19 points at the net too.He also didnt allow Broady a single break point in the first two sets and there was only one blot on his copy book all afternoon; a loss in concentration coughed up two chances for the world No.235 at 3-2 in the third set but Murray held from 15-40 down.Any tournament its important, when you have a chance to win a match quickly, to do it, Murray said. Its not always that easy. Sometimes your opponents can play very well, and sometimes youre struggling a little bit.When you have the opportunity in matches to finish them, you have to try and be ruthless. The French Open was tough for me. I had a couple of long matches to start the tournament.I have also won the matches fairly quickly. I just need to try and understand why thats been the case in the past, and hopefully I can have another good start here.Murray and Lendl are off to a hot start together after reuniting on the eve of Queens. They claimed the title there -- a record fifth for Murray -- and have gone six matches unbeaten. If they add six more they will have another, more coveted crown.?Lendls nickname is Old Stoneface, earned through his lack of visible emotion during a playing career that brought eight Grand Slam titles, but on the practice court he is all smiles.We both enjoy a little laughter here and there, the Czech told the BBC, and?Murray has indeed seemed more relaxed since he has been back with the man who guided him to his two major titles and Olympic gold medal during their first spell together.Lendls competitive nature -- he was not a happy person after losing to Murray on the golf course on Monday -- also seems to be something they have in common.Murray told ESPN before the match how having Lendl back as his coach gives him more confidence.?The Czech-born American hasnt been trying to teach Murray technique, and sees himself more as a motivator and tactician.Whatever he has been doing, it appears to be working. Brian Bellows Stars Jersey . 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I dont know if I can quantify how far off or things like that that they might be but I would say we continue to have dialogue. Martin Hanzal Stars Jersey . And when it opened, every player was at his stall. Thats a sure sign that a team is in a slump and is searching for answers. "Its embarrassing to be at home and play the way we did," said defenceman Josh Gorges. DENVER -- Jason Hammel came to Coors Field on a roll but was roughed up by the Colorado Rockies.Nolan Arenado broke out of a slump in a big way, hitting two homers and driving in six runs Sunday to boost the Rockies to an 11-4 win over the Chicago Cubs.Arenado hit a three-run homer during a seven-run burst in the first inning that included three Cubs errors, then added another three-run drive in the fourth.Hammel (13-6) had been 6-0 with a 0.95 ERA since the All-Star break before getting hit hard. The Rockies scored 10 runs off him, six earned, in 3 1/3 innings.An oil painting it was not, Cubs manager Joe Maddon said. We gave them too many opportunities and we made Jason have to get six outs (in the first inning). We started making too many mistakes and we put Jason behind the proverbial 8-ball.Addison Russell homered twice, his 16th and 17th, and Anthony Rizzo had two hits for Chicago.Arenado leads the majors with 104 RBI -- he had a big league-high 130 last year -- and tops the NL with 32 home runs.The All-Star third baseman was 1 of 16 on the Rockies homestand before getting four hits. He passed Cubs slugger Kris Bryant for the NL homer lead.Jorge De La Rosa (8-7) tossed eight innings and delivered a two-run single in the first as the Rockies quickly ended Hammels 22-inning scoreless streak.De La Rosa scattered four hits and struck out six in matching his longest outing since last Sept. 16. Russell was the only batter to reach second base against the lefty, who outpitched his former teammate.ddddddddddddA lot of foul balls today off my slider and two mistakes to Arenado, Hammel said. That was pretty much the story.Well forget about it. Its not going to bother me. I was pitching great up until this point and its one of those outliers and we will just move on.Arenados first homer hugged the left-field foul pole to start the early outburst. Tony Wolters had a two-run double and De La Rosa added his single.Arenado singled in the second and drove Hammels first-pitch fastball into the left-field seats to make it 10-0 in the fourth.DJ LeMahieu also homered for Colorado.Thats the kind of game I really dont dwell on for very long, Maddon said. Once you (media) guys leave I promise you I going to crack open a Miller Lite and I am going to grab something to eat.Russell hit solo homers in the fifth and seventh, and the Cubs scored two more off reliever Matt Careerist in the ninth.The Cubs last run came when pinch-hitter Jorge Solar hit a foul popup between home and first and Rizzo ran in from third to an uncovered home plate.TRAINERS ROOMCubs: Solar didnt start after fouling a ball off his right knee in Saturdays win. Maddon said he didnt want to play him in the spacious Coors Field outfield.UP NEXTCubs: LHP Jon Lester (13-4, 2.86) opens the Cubs three-game series in San Diego on Monday. It will be the first start of Lesters career in Peptic Park. ' ' '

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