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SAKHIR, Bahrain -- Mercedes locked out the front row for the Bahrain Grand Prix as Nico Rosberg claimed pole position on Saturday, qualifying ahead of teammate Lewis Hamilton. Junior Seau Chargers Jersey . Rosbergs time of 1 minute, 33.185 seconds at the Bahrain International Circuit was a quarter of a second faster than Hamilton, who had to abandon his final flying lap after running wide at the first corner. It was Mercedes third straight pole to start the Formula One season but the first for Rosberg, who equaled his father Keke with five career poles. Rosberg leads the championship on 43 points, 18 ahead of Hamilton. "It has just worked well through the weekend, finding my way, making progress and getting through some issues," Rosberg said. "I have good memories of this track, winning the GP2 championship and starting my first race in F1. I enjoy coming here and again today its suited me." Rosberg and Hamilton have a win each from the opening two races of the season and Mercedes also dominated the three practice sessions leading into qualifying, both in day and night conditions, with Sundays race to be held at night for the first time. The only surprise was Rosberg taking pole ahead of Hamilton, who usually thrives in the one-lap format. "I locked up in the last lap but generally I am happy for the team," Hamilton said. "Nico did a great job and naturally Im happy my teammate is there and not someone else." Defending four-time F1 champion Sebastian Vettel did not even make the final session of qualifying and will start from 10th on the grid -- promoted one spot as his Red Bull teammate Daniel Ricciardo, who qualified third, gets a 10-place grid penalty from the previous race in Malaysia. Vettel paid the price for a session-ending spin in pre-qualifying practice which prevented him from getting valuable data on how to set up the car on the soft-tire, low-fuel setting. He also complained of a downshifting problem. "The final run for some reason was a bit more difficult, the rears were locking up," Vettel said. "We had been playing around with it for quite a while, we are still not where we want to be but I dont want to blame it on that. There was a little bit more in the car which I couldnt get to, so I am not happy with today." Williams driver Valtteri Bottas and Force Indias Sergio Perez qualified fourth and fifth respectively and, with the one-place promotion, both equaled their best career starting positions. Ferraris Kimi Raikkonen qualified sixth, four places ahead of Fernando Alonso, to take the qualifying honours over his teammate for the first time this season in what is expected to a year-long fight between the two former world champions. Alonso said the car was down on power in the final part of qualifying, though he felt the teams starting grid positions of fifth and ninth were "more or less what we expected to be honest." "Q2 we were down a little bit and Q3 we lost more," Alonso said. "Still, we didnt miss out on the possibility of pole position because we are not in that kind of position. Its just a couple of places that hopefully tomorrow we can recover." McLarens Jenson Button, contesting his 250th grand prix, qualified in seventh and his teammate Kevin Magnussen was ninth, separated by Felipe Massa of Williams. Aside from Vettels early elimination, the main surprise of Q2 was Force Indias Nico Hulkenberg qualifying in 12th, having been fastest of all drivers in Q1 and showing strong pace during the practice sessions. Saubers Adrian Sutil was hit with a five-place grid penalty for impeding Lotus Romain Grosjean in the first session of qualifying, sending him to the very back of the grid. Dan Fouts Green Jersey . Kerr shot a four-under 66 for a second consecutive day, while Park carded a five-under 65, leaving both tied for top spot after two rounds at the Royal Mayfair Golf Club. Both were 8-under 132 in a day of golf under slightly overcast skies with gentle winds. LaDainian Tomlinson Chargers Jersey .com) - The Carolina Hurricanes were shut out in their most recent trip to the ice, but their offensive struggles are nowhere near as alarming as what is currently plaguing the Calgary Flames. MONTREAL -- Power puncher Adonis Stevenson says hes ready to take on any super-middleweight in the world. The Longueil, Que., contender backed Noe Gonzalez of Uruguay into a corner and finished him with a flurry of shots 1:40 into the second round of their scheduled 12 round bout on Friday night to take a step closer to his goal of fighting for a world title. It was a second straight quick and impressive win since Stevenson (18-1) began working with Hall of Fame trainer Emanuel Steward, following his first round KO in February of American Jesus Gonzales. "I saw him drop his hands and I got him with my left hook," the southpaw Stevenson said. "When I saw he was hurt, I got him into a corner and finished him off." "I think he fought a perfect fight," Steward added. "His opponent is a good puncher and Adonis systematically broke him down. He didnt just knock him out with punching power." Stevenson defended his minor NABA, NABO and IBF Intercontinental belts and picked up the WBC Silver belt from Gonzalez (28-2), who had won his previous 14 fights, the last 13 by knockout. Opportunities for major fights now look to be opening up for Stevenson, who is ranked second by the IBF and should take that same ranking from Gonzalez in the WBC as well. Promoter Yvon Michel said he will wait until the IBF champion, Lucian Bute of Montreal, defends his title against Carl Froch on May 26 in England. Stevenson may be called upon to fight for the right to become mandatory challenger for that title. WBC champ Andre Ward has indicated he wont fight No. 1 contender Anthony Dirrell, so Stevenson may get to fight Dirrell for the top ranking. Or, if Ward vacates the title, it may set up a Stevenson-Dirrell matchup for the WBC belt. Stevenson knows which one he wants. "Id love to fight Bute in Montreal," he said with a wide grin. "That would be a beautiful fight." Steward feels Stevenson is ready to beat any champion in the 168-pound division and that boxing would be better for it. He said fans love knockouts, and that technical fighters like Ward and Bute were "why we keep losing people to MMA." "Knockouts -- thats what made Mike Tyson so popular," he said. "These type of fights (knockouts) are whats going to raise the sport." The 34-year-old Stevenson took the first round with a steady jab, but a minute into the second, he landed a left hook that rocked Gonzalez. He then got his 32-year-old opponent into a corner and fired punch aafter punch. Craig Mager Jersey. Gonzalez looked about to go down and wasnt fighting back when referee Michael Griffin moved in to stop the slaughter. "I got him with the left hook and I came in like a snake to finish him off," Stevenson said. Some in the crowd of 2,853 in an end-section of the Bell Centre booed, feeling it was stopped to soon. Griffin heard the boos, but felt he got it right. "I just thought it was time," he sad. "I dont now if it was early or not, but he had been hurt three or four times already. "There were a lot of complaints, but none from him. It was evident he was not getting out of that corner." The fight, which aired on ESPN2, was Stevensons first major U.S. television exposure. "He finished him with all well-placed punches; short, accurate punches," Steward said. "I think all the fighers at 168 pounds will have to take notice, not only that hes knocking people out, but with the way hes doing it. "Hes a big threat to any super-middleweight in the world and, the way hes looking, I think hed beat any super-middleweight in the world, including Lucian Bute." In the co-feature, Eleider Alvarez (8-0), a Colombian fighting out of Montreal, showed why he is considered a top light heavyweight prospect as he used his quick hands and stiff jab to dominate eight rounds against Rayco Saunders (22-16-2), who is a better fighter than his record indicates. A lively bout saw lightweight Baha Laham (8-0-1) of Montreal fight to an eight-round draw with Leonus Marie Francoise (8-6-1) of France. Heavyweight Oscar Rivas (10-0) of Montreal won all six listless rounds against a late replacement, portly 39-year-old Stephane (Brutus) Tessier (3-28-1) of St. Philippe, Que. Rivas was scheduled to fight Kendrick (The Apostle) Releford (22-16-2), but the Fort Worth, Tex., native was ruled out after turning in a suspicious blood test. Michel refused to divulge what was found in the test, but said it was not an official positive result. Tessier has not won a match since he beat Patrick Cote on Oct. 1, 2005, when he was a reasonable 3-2. His record includes a loss to Alexander Povetkin, now the WBA heavyweight champion. Two more lopsided bouts saw light heavyweight Schiller Hippolyte (3-0) knock down defenceless Martin Desjardins (7-22-5) twice for a unanimous four-round decision in a battle of locals, and heavyweight Eric Barrack (7-0) of St. Come, Que. stop Sandy Pembroke (2-5) of Kelowna, B.C., in the second round of a six-rounder. Cheap JerseysWholesale Jerseys Wholesale Jerseys Cheap Jerseys Cheap NFL Jerseys Cheap Jerseys China Wholesale Jerseys ' ' '

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