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YAS MARINA, Abu Dhabi -- After the Mercedes drivers locked out the front row of the grid on Saturday night in Abu Dhabi, Nico Rosberg remains on course for his first title on Sunday. Donna Air Max 90 InfraRosse/Bianche/Grigie . The W07 Hybrid has shown strong pace over long practice runs, so a clean race should be enough for him to secure the top three finish he needs to become 2016 champion at the chequered flag. The main stumbling blocks along the way will be the start, a collision in wheel-to-wheel combat and the all-important tyre strategy.In 2010 Fernando Alonso and Mark Webber saw their title hopes disappear into the desert night when they pitted at the wrong time and were shuffled behind Nico Rosberg and Vitaly Petrov, who had made an early stop under a safety car period. In the last race before the introduction of DRS and quick-degrading Pirelli tyres, Alonso and Webber got stuck behind the slower cars on better strategies and were unable to overtake.Rosberg is unlikely to find himself in the same position on Sunday night given the pure pace of the Mercedes and the availability of DRS on the back straights, but Red Bulls Daniel Ricciardo could provide a strategy headache after showing strong race pace during practice. Drivers need a speed advantage of roughly 1.1s over the car in front to attempt a passing move at the Yas Marina Circuit, so if Red Bull can gain track position, Rosberg could find himself needing to dig very deep to make a move stick.So what are the chances of that happening? Red Bull has opted to start on the super-soft tyres, which opens up the possibility of a competitive one-stop strategy. Mercedes are expected to two-stop (the fastest strategy on a clear road) but could also force a one-stop from its ultra-soft starting tyre. If Red Bull have a similar race pace to the Mercedes, a one-stop could give Ricciardo -- starting third -- track position ahead of one or both Mercedes, but he will have to defend hard in the closing laps on older tyres.It is an offset strategy, but it is not the fastest strategy, Mercedes team boss Toto Wolff said of Red Bulls decision to start on super-softs. Our algorithms show the ultra-soft is the better tyre because you cant take the super soft much further, only a couple of laps.I guess Red Bull hasnt got the pace to win on the same strategy and the offset strategy gives them potential. It is a bit of a headache in a same way that Ferraris pace is a headache. Our main objective is being fought out on track, when the lights go green it is all that matters.Perhaps the biggest question of all is whether Hamilton attempts to back Rosberg into the pack to make life more difficult for his teammate.With that in mind, the drivers have the following tyres available to make their respective strategies work: Nike Free Rn Flyknit Uomo . Louis Cardinals. Victorino is batting sixth and playing right field after missing two games because of back tightness. Nike Free Miglior Prezzo . For the Wild it was their first win of the season and they now have a record of 1-1-2 while the Jets fall to 2-2. Jets start a six game home stand Friday with another divisional game, home to the Dallas Stars. http:///...-essential-uomo.html . In the lead up - which seemed to begin the moment Mike Geiger blew the whistle in Houston last Thursday night - the Impact rumour mill went into overdrive. The speculation went into meltdown mode, of the golden nugget variety. OKLAHOMA CITY -- Patrick Beverley savored getting the best of his rival, Russell Westbrook.Despite a seventh straight triple-double for Westbrook, Beverley and the Houston Rockets beat the Oklahoma City Thunder 102-99 on Friday night.Beverleys history with Westbrook goes back to the 2013 playoffs, when Beverley went after the ball while Westbrook called a timeout. Beverley crashed into Westbrooks knee, and the star guard missed the rest of the postseason with a knee injury.As usual, the Oklahoma City crowd greeted Beverley with boos during pregame introductions Friday.Westbrook finished with 27 points, 10 rebounds and 10 assists, but Beverley helped harass him into shooting just 8 for 25.I wont say what I want to say, but yeah, we tried to show bodies and force him into a crowd and make it tough for him, Beverley said.Westbrook gave Beverley no credit.I missed a lot of easy shots, man. Honestly, brother, Westbrook said.With the Thunder down one in the closing seconds, Westbrook had a chance to give Oklahoma City the lead. Beverley was guarding Westbrook with five fouls, but he settled for a 3-pointer and missed.Hes a really, really, really, really, really, really, really, really, really good player, Beverley said. We were fortunate to come up with a stop.After Westbrooks missed 3, Houstons Trevor Ariza got the rebound, was fouled and made both free throws with 5.8 seconds left. Oklahoma Citys Anthony Morrow then missed a 3 that would have tied the game.James Harden had 21 points, 12 assists and nine rebounds to help the Rockets win their fifth straight. Houston withstood Hardens 6-for-23 shooting effort.Westbrook owns the longest triple-double streak since Michael Jordan had seven straight in 1989. The NBA record is nine in a row by Philadelphias Wilt Chamberlain in March 1968.It was Westbrooks 12th triple-double this season and the 49th of his career. He is the NBAs active leader in the category and ranks sixth all-time.The Thunder had won the previous six games during Westbrooks triplee-double binge. Air Max 90 Nere e Oro. The Rockets led by as many as 13 points in the third quarter and took an 86-77 lead into the fourth.Westbrook rested to start the fourth, then re-entered with 8:37 remaining while Clint Capela was at the free throw line. The Thunder trailed by 12 when Westbrook rebounded Capelas miss, and he gave his team a chance.With Houston leading 94-90, Westbrook stole the ball and Ryan Anderson was called for a clear path foul, giving Westbrook two free throws and the Thunder the ball. Westbrook made the free throws, but he missed a fadeaway on the extra possession, and Harden scored on the other end. Oklahoma City got as close as a point, but never took the lead.Ball just didnt go in, Thunder forward Andre Roberson said. Ball just didnt go our way. You have to live with it and go onto the next.TIP-INSRockets: Shot 9 for 28 in the first quarter, yet led 25-23. ... Made 11 of 42 3-pointers. ... Made just 19 of 30 free throws. ... Starting backcourt of Beverley and Harden combined to shoot 7 of 31.Thunder: Committed seven turnovers in the first quarter that led to 10 Rockets points. ... Thunder coach Billy Donovan was called for a technical foul in the second quarter after a no-call against Beverley. ... Steven Adams 17 points in the first half were a career high for a half. He finished with a career-best 24.QUOTABLEBeverley, on Westbrook: The man is a walking triple-double. Hes not frustrated about that. Hes probably frustrated about the loss, of course, but he has been playing well.STAT LINESWestbrook got a triple-double, yet his averages dropped slightly in each category. His averages are now 30.9 points, 10.8 rebounds and 11.3 assists. His assist average fell from 11.31 to 11.26.UP NEXTThe Rockets host the Dallas Mavericks on Saturday.The Thunder host the Boston Celtics on Sunday.---Follow Cliff Brunt on Twitter: www.twitter.com/CliffBruntAP. Cheap NFL Jerseys Cheap NFL Jerseys China Cheap Jerseys From China Cheap NFL Jerseys Authentic Wholesale Jerseys China Cheap NFL Jerseys China NFL Cheap Jerseys ' ' '