SHANGHAI - Rafael Nadal is counting on antibiotics to control his appendicitis so he can get through the Shanghai Masters this week.The second-ranked Nadal began feeling pain in his abdomen late Saturday, and the next day went to the hospital where he learned he had the early stages of appendicitis.Nadal said on Tuesday he chose to try treatment with antibiotics rather than undergo surgery right away. He felt well enough to begin hitting again, he said.The 14-time major winner said the risk of his condition getting worse after three days of steady improvement is always very, very low.I am not going to go for surgery. Thats great news for me today. Thats why Im here practicing for 45 minutes, and trying to play tomorrow. But obviously I am not in my best condition, he said.Nadal said he will talk with his doctors when he returns to Spain after the tournament about whether he will need to have the appendix removed.My idea is take it out, but you can imagine that I didnt (think) much about that yet. I am here in Shanghai. I just want to try. Then when I go back home, I will talk about the situation with my doctor, he said.The Spaniard is playing just his second tournament since returning from a two-month layoff due to a wrist injury. After missing the summer hard-court season, including the defence of his title at the U.S. Open, Nadal said it was important to get back on the court as soon as possible so hes back in top form before the Australian Open in January. He reached the China Open quarterfinals last week.I dont expect anything from these two tournaments. I expect just to come here and play again and practice and feel a little bit again the competition, try to get in rhythm as soon as possible, he said.Nadal plays his opening match on Wednesday against countryman Feliciano Lopez.In first-round play, Vancouvers Vaesk Pospisil advanced with a 6-2, 6-7 (5), 6-1 win over Colombias Santiago Giraldo. Pospisil had 18 aces in the match and broke Giraldo six times.Pospisil plays Spains Roberto Bautista Agut in the second round.Meanwhile, Fabio Fognini of Italy lost to a Chinese wild card making his ATP Tour debut, then bumped into him at the net and gave an obscene gesture to the crowd.The No. 17-ranked Fognini, a 10-year professional, was upset by the 553rd-ranked Wang Chuhan 7-6 (5), 6-4.After the two shook hands, Fognini gave Wang a little shove with his arm as they crossed paths, then flashed his middle finger to the crowd upon exiting the stadium.The fiery Italian, who was fined $27,500 at Wimbledon for outbursts during a first-round match, has lost five of six matches since reaching the Cincinnati quarterfinals in August.Wang said he knew Fogninis game somewhat after practicing with him in Beijing last week, but didnt have a lot of confidence heading into the match.When I was practicing with him before, I found hes more fast-paced than me, he said. This match has really, most importantly, helped me get closer to this kind of feeling of competing with top-100 players. Hopefully, next time when I meet a top-100 player, I wont feel so nervous or feel that its impossible to win.He next plays Tunisian qualifier Malek Jaziri, ranked 87th, for a spot in the third round.Two-time major winner Andy Murray was broken twice in the second set but recovered to defeat Russian qualifier Teymuraz Gabashvili 6-1, 7-5.Murray is playing for the third straight week in hopes of qualifying for next months ATP finals in London. After winning a title in Shenzhen two weeks ago and reaching the semifinals of the China Open, he now sits in ninth place in the standings, just outside the eight-man field.In these three weeks, mentally, it can be challenging to concentrate match after match after match, Murray said. 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The Commodores played in three straight bowl games under Franklin -- a first for the program -- and completed their first back-to-back nine-win seasons. Vandy players doused Franklin with a water bucket in the final seconds. Houston gained only 22 yards and had one first down in the first half but rallied with 24 points in the third quarter to pull even. Kenneth Farrow had a 6-yard scoring run and Deontay Greenberry and John OKorn threw scoring passes to Markeith Ambles. The Commodores regrouped with two big gains on direct snaps to running backs early in the fourth quarter. Jerron Seymour ran for 38 yards to the Houston 34.dddddddddddd Kimbrows touchdown run gave the lead back to Vanderbilt. Jahmel McIntoshs interception less than a minute later gave the ball back to Vanderbilt, setting up Carey Spears 35-yard field goal. Seymour added a 2-yard scoring run with less than 2 minutes remaining. Matthews, a senior who set Southeastern Conference records for career catches and yards receiving, had five catches for 143 yards and two touchdowns. Matthews took advantage of a lead block by receiver Jonathan Krause to make his first touchdown catch on Vanderbilts second possession. A forced fumble by linebacker Chase Garnham set up the Commodores second touchdown. After Houstons OKorn threw a pass to Greg Ward Jr., a big hit by Garnham forced the fumbled recovered by Andrew Williamson at the Houston 16. Robinette, making his third career start, scored on an 8-yard keeper on fourth down. No Houston defender was near Matthews on his second 50-yard scoring catch in the second quarter. A lost fumble by Robinette set up Farrows 6-yard touchdown run to start Houstons third-quarter comeback. Houston built on the momentum. Daniel Spencers 62-yard run set up OKorns 6-yard touchdown pass to Ambles. OKorns 58-yard pass to Ambles set up a 30-yard field goal by Kyle Bullard. 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