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Claire Williams says her familys team knew Nico Rosberg would be a future world champion when it gave the German his Formula One debut in 2006. Matt Carpenter Jersey .Rosberg clinched the 2016 crown with a gutsy performance at Abu Dhabi, claiming the podium finish he needed to beat Mercedes teammate Lewis Hamilton to the title. The German made his debut ten years ago for the Williams team his father, Keke Rosberg, won the world championship with in 1982.Though he set a fastest lap on his debut in Bahrain, the younger Rosbergs success was limited to two podium finishes at Williams, with a move to Mercedes in 2010 eventually paving the way to victories and the championship.When asked if he looked like a future champion when he joined the team Williams, the deputy team principal, said: Yeah, I think it was pretty clear. You know when there are certain drivers that come to you of that kind of material, and he was. I heard that hes won what 23 races, the highest number of races before winning a championship but then you have drivers that win world championships on less wins then youve ever heard of.Hes done a great job, hes done everything hes needed to do. For him he probably feels like its a long time in the making but he is a truly well deserving champion in this sport and I am really pleased for him.Williams thinks it is remarkable how Rosberg rose from the shadow of his father to become champion and says the German fully deserves the title, despite suggestions he only won due to reliability issues for teammate Hamilton throughout the year.I remember when he started his career at Williams. I was press officer at the time and they were doing a shoot-out with Nico and Nelson Piquet and I was there looking after them. Even from that point hes been absolutely charming. Hes been a great ambassador, hes a great all-rounder in Formula One for this sport and I think its a really well deserved world championship.He is the son of a former world champion. Keke was our world champion in 1982 and I think to achieve that and to step out of someones shadow, its not easy. Any child of someone famous has had those kinds of achievements in their life, its not easy to step out of their shadow and I think Nico has done everything that he has needed to do to prove that he is a worthy individual in his own right.I think that probably is as important to him as winning a world championship. Lou Brock Jersey . Mitch Holmberg added a goal and three assists. Connor Chartier also scored for the Chiefs (3-0-0). Luke Harrison spoiled Garrett Hughsons shutout bid with a power-play goal at 13:17 of the third period. The Spokane goaltender finished with 28 saves, including a Brandon Fushimi penalty shot in the second period that would have tied the game 1-1. Whitey Herzog Jersey . Nigeria beat surprise package Ethiopia 2-0 in the second leg of their playoff for a comfortable 4-1 aggregate victory. Victor Moses converted a 20th-minute penalty after an Ethiopian handball, and Victor Obinna made certain of Nigerias place in Brazil with his powerful free kick in the 82nd at UJ Esuene Stadium. . "I was fortunate to play many years at this level with a great organization and unbelievable teammates," said Hejduk in a statement. CINCINNATI, Ohio -- Brandon Phillips grabbed the bouncing ball with his bare hand, tagged second base with his left knee as he fell and threw to first to complete a double play that immediately drew raves. Might have saved the game, too. Phillips homered and made the spectacular play to protect the lead in the seventh inning Friday night, leading the Cincinnati Reds to a 4-3 win over the Milwaukee Brewers. He drove in a pair of runs with a single and a homer, but it was that unusual play on Ryan Brauns hard-to-handle grounder up the middle with two runners aboard in the seventh that had everyone talking -- and the Brewers talking to themselves. "Phillips -- weve seen him make some great plays," Brewers manager Ron Roenicke said. "I didnt think Braun was going to hit into a double play, and Phillips makes another highlight play." Phillips had an RBI single off Yovani Gallardo (3-2) and added a solo homer in the seventh after making a saving play in the top of the inning on Brauns grounder. "I made a nice play, I dont know how," Phillips said. "I gambled on it. I took a chance on making it without my glove, and I made the play. "I practice the short hops, but Ive never had a bag to worry about. Ive touched the bag with my knees plenty of times." This time, he may have changed the outcome of a game with one knee. "Thats the best double play Ive seen from a second baseman," manager Dusty Baker said. "That was a game-saver, too. If he doesnt turn it, we could be in trouble. They had some dangerous guys coming up." The Reds won for the fifth time in seven games. Cincinnati is 14-6 at Great American Ball Park, the most home wins in the majors and its best start at home since the Reds went 15-5 in 1994. Milwaukee got solo homers from Jean Segura and Braun, but lost for the seventh time in eight games. Alfredo Simon (3-1) threw two innings in relief of rookie left-hander Tony Cingrani. Aroldis Chapman gave up a run on a wild pitch in the ninth while getting his eighth save in as many chances. Carlos Gomez went 0 for 4 and grounded into a double play, ending his hitting streak at a career-best 14 games. Neither Galllardo nor Cingrani lasted more than four innings on a wet night, testing both bullpens depth. St. Louis Cardinals Jerseys. . Both were stingy, but Cincinnatis had a one-run lead to hold. Reds relievers allowed three hits and four walks in five innings. The Brewers gave up eight hits and nine walks. The Reds pulled ahead 2-0 in the third on Phillips two-out RBI single and Jay Bruces double off the glove of Norichika Aoki in right field. Bruce improved to .419 against Gallardo. Zack Cozarts RBI single in the fourth put the Reds up 3-2. Gallardo gave up five hits and five walks in his four innings, throwing 100 pitches. "Normally I try to take something positive out of every one I have, but theres nothing to take out of this one," Gallardo said. Cingrani has relied on his fastball to retire batters, getting a lot of strikeouts while piling up high pitch counts. Hes also given up a lot of homers -- six in five starts, tied with Bronson Arroyo for the team lead. Segura led off the fourth with a homer that barely eluded the top of Bruces glove in right field and bounced off the top of the wall before continuing into the stands. Braun also homered to right field on the next pitch, giving him eight overall and a season-high 11-game hitting streak. Cingrani lasted only four innings, giving up five hits and two walks while throwing 85 pitches. It was the third time in the Reds last four games that their starter lasted five innings or less. The Reds activated catcher Ryan Hanigan off the disabled list before the series opener. Hanigan, the Reds best defensive catcher, had been sidelined since April 21 by a strained left oblique. Hanigan had a pair of singles and made a diving catch behind the plate on Seguras sacrifice bunt attempt. NOTES: Steady rain fell through the early innings. .... The Reds designated C Corky Miller for assignment, opening a roster spot. ... OF Chris Heisey is expected to start a rehab assignment soon. Hes been sidelined since April 29 by a pulled right hamstring. ... Cingrani picked Aoki off first base in the third inning. Aoki reached in all five plate appearances. ... RH Hiram Burgos (1-0) starts Saturday against the Reds, who go with Mat Latos (3-0). Cheap Jerseys From China Wholesale Jerseys 2018 Discount NFL Jerseys NFL Jerseys China Cheap Jerseys Free Shipping China Jerseys Cheap Jerseys NFL Cheap ' ' '

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