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MADISON, Wis. -- Another week, another key injury for Wisconsins defense.The 11th-ranked Badgers have weathered the adversity just fine so far, but the loss of leading tackler Jack Cichy for the year may provide coach Paul Chrysts defense its toughest challenge yet.Teammates were understandably down as preparations began this week for Saturdays showdown against No. 7 Nebraska . They need to move on quickly, however difficult it may be, without the popular Cichy.Its going to take our whole defensive front seven to fill in for guys who go down like Jack, said linebacker Vince Biegel, who returned for Wisconsins 17-9 win over Iowa last week after missing two games with a foot injury.But the Badgers (5-2, 2-2 Big Ten) have become frustratingly used to having to replace key pieces on defense.Cichy is the second starting inside linebacker to be lost for the year, after Chris Orr got hurt in the season opener. Biegel missed the losses to Michigan and Ohio State.Third cornerback Natrell Jamerson has missed several games with a left leg injury. Backup outside linebacker Zack Baun missed the Iowa game with his own left leg injury. Space-eating nose tackle Olive Sagapolu (right arm) has already been ruled out for the Nebraska game, missing a second straight contest.Starting cornerback Derrick Tindal left the Iowa game with a right leg injury.Sometimes life throws you curveballs. Sometimes football is the same way, Biegel said.Yet there the Badgers remain near the top of key categories in the FBS:-Fourth in scoring defense (14.3 points per game)-Ninth in total defense (300.6 yards)-Tenth in rushing defense (102.9 yards)Theres talent and chemistry to it. I think theres a good scheme to it, Chryst said.First-year coordinator Justin Wilcox has successfully built on the scheme that former coordinator Dave Aranda established last season before leaving for LSU.At outside linebacker, formerly untested Garrett Dooley filled in well for Biegel. Ryan Connelly will take over for Cichy. The top sub at inside linebacker also filled in when Orr went down in the opener, before the Badgers got T.J. Edwards back from a season-opening injury.In a testament to the depth at linebacker, that unit remains one of the best in the Big Ten in spite of the injuries. T.J. Watt has emerged as a force on the outside with Biegel, while there shouldnt be much drop-off with Connelly joining Edwards inside.Theres a challenge that weve got to rise up to ... where weve been successful, but that doesnt guarantee anything going forward, Chryst said.Perhaps the Badgers will draw inspiration from the red T-shirts they started wearing the last few days with the phrase, Got grit? printed in across the chest.Said Chryst: Grit is something thats important. There (are) a lot of guys on this team that have it.Wisconsin prides itself on a blue-collar, grind-it-out mentality. The Badgers can go step-for-step against squads at Ohio State and Michigan filled with highly-rated recruits.Cichy himself emerged from walk-on status to becoming an energetic heart of the defense.Weve really got a bunch of guys who embody what Wisconsin is all about. 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BASEL, Switzerland -- Kei Nishikori ended Juan Martin del Potros victorious streak at the Swiss Indoors, winning their quarterfinal 7-5, 6-4 on Friday.Top-seeded Stan Wawrinkas long underachieving run in Basel continued when the US Open champion lost 6-2, 5-7, 6-1 to 72nd-ranked qualifier Mischa Zverev of Germany.In 13 editions of his home countrys top event, Switzerlands No. 1 Wawrinka has never reached the final and had not won a match in four straight years before coming through two tight three-setters this week.Nishikori, the world No. 5, is now the highest-ranked player left in a tournament where he lost the final to hometown favorite Roger Federer in 2011.The third-seeded Japanese saved all eight of Del Potros break-point chances, and created match point with his seventh ace. Nishikori clinched with an overhead volley winner at the net.I saved a lot of important points with my serve, said Nishikori, who had 10 break chances and took one in each set. I played good tactics today.Del Potro won back-to-back Basel titles in 2012 and 2013 -- beating Federer both times -- then missed the next two editions because of persistent left wrist injuries.The 28-year-old Argentine took a wild-card entry hhere as he steadily climbs the rankings again.dddddddddddd He is poised to rise from No. 42 in the new list published Monday.No. 3 Wawrinka completed a family double having been beaten by Zverevs teenage brother, Alexander, two weeks ago in the final at St. Petersburg, Russia.Wawrinka, whose serve was broken in the opening game, seemed to have winning momentum when holding a break point to lead 2-0 in the deciding set.Zverev held serve and, during a run of six straight games to seal victory, provoked Wawrinka to smash his racket to the ground.In Saturdays semifinals, the 29-year-old German left-hander will play fourth-seeded Marin Cilic of Croatia or Marcel Granollers of Spain.Nishikori is seeking his second title of the season and to reach his fifth final. He also won on indoor hard courts at Memphis in February.He plays Gilles Muller of Luxembourg, who earlier outlasted Federico Delbonis of Argentina 6-7 (4), 6-4, 7-6 (3).Muller clinched the two-hour, 45-minute match with five straight points in the third-set tiebreaker soon after Delbonis served for victory at 5-3. ' ' '

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