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While the NBA Playoffs pause in preparation for the Conference Finals, there was an abundance of baseball, golf, and tennis action on Friday.

Detroit Tigers' Max Scherzer continues to roll through the competition, making easy work of the Boston Red Sox. Despite a 47-minute rain delay, Scherzer kept it rolling as the Tigers dropped the defending World Series champs 1-0. Scherzer pitched 6 innings and struck out 7 batters, allowing just 3 hits along the way. "The rain delay had no effect on me. When I went back out there for the fourth, it was the same," Scherzer said on his way to picking up his sixth straight win.

In the Internazionali BNL d'Italia, both Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic progressed to the semifinals, where they'll face Grigor Dimitrov and Milos Raonic, respectively. Serena Williams also picked up a quarterfinals win, and she'll meet Ana Ivanovic in the semis.

Hit the jump for the full run down on the day's best cleats and sneakers.

Riley Jones is a freelance writer from Charlottesville, VA and a contributor to Sneaker Report. With an unshakable affinity for basketball and all things pop culture, he can be found on Twitter @rchrstphr.

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Novak Djokovic
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Djokovic Advances to Semis in the Barricade 7.0

Shoe: adidas Barricade 7.0
Player: Novak Djokovic
Game: vs. David Ferrer
Key Stat: 7-6, 4-6, 6-3

$125

Novak Djokovic
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Novak Djokovic
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Grigor Dimitrov
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Grigor Dimitrov Ousts Tommy Haas in the Zoom Vapor 9 Tour

Shoe: adidas Barricade 7.0
Player: Grigor Dimitrov
Game: vs. Tommy Haas
Key Stat: 6-2. 0-0

$105

Grigor Dimitrov
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Max Scherzer
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Scherzer Cruises in the Air MVP Pro

Shoe: adidas Barricade 7.0
Player: Max Scherzer
Game: Detroit vs. Boston
Key Stat: 6 IP, 3 H, 0 ER, 7 K

$50

Max Scherzer
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Max Scherzer
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Brendon Todd
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Brendon Todd Leads Round 2 in the FootJoy DryJoys Tour BOA

Shoe: FootJoy DryJoys Tour BOA
Player: Brendon Todd
Game: HP Byron Nelson Championship
Key Stat: -6 today

$210

Brendon Todd
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Drew Hutchison
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Drew Hutchison Shuts Out Rangers in the NB 3000

Shoe: New Balance 3000
Player: Drew Hutchison
Game: Toronto vs. Texas
Key Stat: 9 IP, 3 H, 0 ER, 6 K

$90

Drew Hutchison
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Drew Hutchison
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Chris Tillman
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Chris Tillman Goes the Distance in the UA Yard

Shoe: UA Yard Mid ST
Player: Chris Tillman
Game: Baltimore vs. Kansas City
Key Stat: 9 IP, 5 H, 0 ER, 3 K

$85

Chris Tillman
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Chris Tillman
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Rafael Nadal
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Nadal Heads to Semis in the Courtballistec 4.3

Shoe: Nike Air Max Courtballistec 4.3
Player: Rafael Nadal
Game: vs. Andy Murray
Key Stat: 1-6, 6-3, 7-5

$130

Rafael Nadal
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Rafael Nadal
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Serena Williams
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Serena Does Her Thing in the Lunar Mirabella

Shoe: Nike Lunar Mirabella PE
Player: Serena Williams
Game: vs. Zhang Shuai
Key Stat: 6-1, 6-3

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Riley Jones is a freelance writer from Charlottesville, VA and a contributor to Sneaker Report. With an unshakable affinity for basketball and all things pop culture, he can be found on Twitter @rchrstphr.

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Serena Williams
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Serena Williams
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