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  • BUDAPEST, Hungary - Formula One championship leader Nico Rosberg claimed pole position on Saturday for the Hungarian Grand Prix while Mercedes teammate Lewis Hamilton will start at the back of the race grid as an engine fire prevented him setting a qualifying time. Hydro Flask Wholesale . Rosbergs time of 1 minute, 22.715 seconds at the Hungaroring was 0.486 seconds ahead of Red Bulls Sebastian Vettel while Valtteri Bottas of Williams qualified third. Hamilton, who was fastest in all three practice sessions, will start at the back for the second-straight grand prix as his engine caught fire due to a fuel leak in the early stages of the first session of qualifying. Brake failure caused Hamilton to crash during qualifying at the German Grand Prix last week, but he finished third after starting 20th. A similar performance will be difficult on the twisting Hungaroring — a circuit where Hamilton has won four times, including the past two races — as it offers few clear opportunities for passing. "Theres a lot going through my mind, but I just have to try to turn it into positives tomorrow," Hamilton said. "Its getting to the point when its kind of beyond bad luck. We need to do better." With the whole field separating the two Mercedes drivers in Sundays race, Rosberg is perfectly positioned to build on his 14-point lead over Hamilton in the drivers championship. "I would prefer to be out there battling with Lewis," said Rosberg. "That would give me the maximum adrenalin rush." A brief rain shower complicated the final session of qualifying, with Kevin Magnussen of McLaren sliding off the track and making a heavy collision with a tire wall. "It was massively difficult down there and unpredictable," said Rosberg, who like Magnussen ran off the track at the slippery Turn 1 but avoided the barriers. It has been a challenging season for four-time defending champion Vettel. After winning 13 of 19 races in 2013, including the last nine, Vettels best results this year are two third-place finishes. Nonetheless, the layout of the Hungarian circuit could boost his teams performance. "The nature of the track suits us a bit more — it has less straights," Vettel said. "It seems we are a little bit closer, but Nicos final lap was very good so the gap was again quite big, bigger than we were hoping for." Bottas, who has been surging lately and finished second twice and third once in the last three races, complained of "missing some grip" but was still satisfied with the performance of Williams, which is third in the constructors standings behind Mercedes and Red Bull. "Today was a really good day for us," said Bottas, whose teammate Felipe Massa will start from the sixth spot on the grid. "We have a good chance also here to get some really good points." Daniel Ricciardo qualified fourth for Red Bull ahead of Ferraris Fernando Alonso. Behind Massa in sixth came Jenson Button of McLaren, Toro Rossos Jean-Eric Vergne, Force Indias Nico Hulkenberg, and Magnussen, who did not set a third-session time. Ferraris Kimi Raikkonen qualified a lowly 17th due to a tactical blunder by the team, which tried to preserve tires and not send him out in the closing stages of the first session, believing his existing time could not be bettered, only for Marussias Jules Bianchi to do so. Thunderstorms have been forecast for Sunday, along with a maximum temperature of 33 degrees Celsius (91.4 Fahrenheit), though most of the rain is expected to fall in the late afternoon, after the race. Hydro Flask 40 Oz Black Friday . -- The Chicago Bears say they have agreed to a one-year contract with centre Roberto Garza. Hydro Flask Cyber Monday . The San Antonio Spurs handled the conditions, and the team, and it sure helped when a suffering LeBron James couldnt make it to the finish.MIAMI - So much for Stephen Currys mini-shooting slump.Curry scored 40 points on 11-of-18 shooting, and the Golden State Warriors beat the Miami Heat 114-97 on Tuesday night for their sixth consecutive victory.You just feel a rhythm, said Curry, who was 8 for 24 in his previous two games. I had guys set some great screens early to kind of get me going. You start finding shots and it feels good. Even the ones I missed terribly felt good, which is pretty funny.Klay Thompson had 24 points for the Warriors, who shot 57 per cent. Curry finished 8 of 11 from 3-point range.You always stay confident, stay ready, Curry said. You win games all sorts of ways with different individual performances. How we shot last game had nothing to do with this game. If we execute our offence well, youre going to get good shots.Golden State scored 14 straight points to open a 107-95 lead with 2:50 to go. Curry and Thompson capped the run with consecutive 3-pointers.The beauty of this team is we can play both ends, Warriors coach Steve Kerr said. We have the personnel to score. We have the personnel to guard.Chris Bosh scored 26 points for Miami, and Luol Deng had 16. James Ennis dunk with 9:11 left was the Heats last field goal.They played their best basketball in the fourth quarter, Heat coach Erik Spoelstra said. We got caught up in some tough possessions. Their defence really stepped up and then they started to score and we just werent able to sustain from there.Miami led by 16 in the first half but Golden State closed the second quarter with a 23-8 surge. Draymond Green made two free throws with 9.8 seconds left to cut the Heats lead to 62-61 at the break.Golden state carried the momentum over to the second half. Curry hit three 3 pointers in the third period and his two free throws with 58.2 seconds remaining put Golden State head, 89-82.Second half - everybody was more in tune, Kerr said. We ggot to their 3-point shooters. Cheap Hydro Flask. We ran them off the line. In the end, we got it rolling.Harrison Barnes finished with 12 points and Andrew Bogut had 10 rebounds for the Warriors. Bogut started after sustaining a right orbital bone contusion on Sunday.The Heat got off to a nice start, opening a 31-22 lead on Mario Chalmers corner 3-pointer with 1:51 left in the first quarter.I dont really get what we think or what we do down the stretch against good teams, the elite teams, Bosh said. For some reason we just forget everything - offence and defence execution.___SUB-100 PERFECTIONThe Warriors improved to 8-0 when limiting opponents to less than 100 points.This game was a huge challenge for us, probably our biggest challenge defensively weve faced all year because they present a lot of problems, Kerr said.SHOOTING WOESAfter a 7-of-10 pace from 3-point range in the first half, Miami shot 3 of 13 in the second half. The Heat made 11 of 40 shots in the second half.TIP-INSWarriors: G Leandro Barbosa played four minutes and scored two points after spraining his right knee in the Warriors win over Orlando on Sunday. ... Early in the first period, Bogut grabbed a defensive rebound, dribbled the length of the court and made a behind-the-back pass from the baseline to Green, who scored on a layup. ... F David Lee (strained left hamstring) missed his 12th straight game.Heat: F-C Chris Andersens injury woes continue. Andersen sat out Tuesdays game after injuring his left ankle early in Miamis win over Charlotte on Sunday. Earlier in the season, Andersen missed four games because of bruised ribs. ... G Dwyane Wade (left hamstring) missed his seventh straight game. ... Norris Cole returned to the starting lineup after missing the previous two games because of a dislocated left middle finger.UP NEXTWarriors: Visit Orlando on Wednesday.Heat: Visit New York on Sunday.Wholeslae Jerseys NFL Jerseys Cheap Wholesale NBA Jerseys Cheap NHL Jerseys Cheap MLB Jerseys Wholesale Soccer Jerseys Cheap College Jerseys Cheap Football Jerseys Cheap Basketball Jerseys Cheap Baseball Jerseys ' ' '
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