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Nico Rosberg expects Mercedes to face a strong challenge from customer team Williams at this weekends Austrian Grand Prix.Ferrari has been Mercedes closest challenger for the last two races but Spielberg has recently been a happy stomping ground for Williams. Felipe Massa claimed the only non-Mercedes pole position of 2014 at the circuit, while it has finished a driver on the podium in the last two seasons.Rosberg, who leads the championship by 24 points, will be keeping Felipe Massa and Valtteri Bottas pace in check this weekend.Now we go to Austria, which has been a real strength for us as a team in the past two years, Rosberg said. Itll be tough against the Williams cars in particular, as theyve pushed us hard there before. But I think our Silver Arrow is still definitely the best package on the grid and I cant wait to see what it can do in Spielberg.Austria has also become one of Rosbergs best circuits, with wins in 2014 and 2015. He is aiming for a hat-trick this weekend and thinks his recent good starts give him a great chance.To have two wins from two races at any track is pretty special, so if I could make it three in three that would be awesome. Its a short run to the first corner there and generally my starts and first corners have been strong this season, so if I can qualify well theres a good chance of a top result. Im looking forward to the weekend.Best Basketball Shoes Canada . Laudrup revealed Thursday he was notified of his dismissal in "the briefest of letters which gave no reasons why such hasty and final action was deemed necessary. Basketball Shoes Canada Online . Self was acquired from the Buffalo Bandits in a trade for Alex Hill midway through last season, and made his debut in Rochester on March 16, 2013. http://www.clearancebasketballshoescanada.com/ . Klitschkos management company says the bout will be the Ukrainian fighters 25th world championship fight. The 1.83-meter (6-foot) Leapai defeated the previously unbeaten Denis Boytsov in November to become the WBOs mandatory challenger. Clearance Basketball Shoes Canada . The Lightning are 2-0 so far on a four-game road trip, giving the club five straight wins as the guest and improving Tampas away record this season to 11-8-2. Basketball Shoes Canada Free Shipping . Patrice Bergeron and Daniel Paille scored 20 seconds apart a few minutes after Stamkos was taken off the ice on a stretcher with a broken right leg, and the Bruins beat the Lightning 3-0 on Monday afternoon.GURNEE, Ill. -- Womens golf gets off to a running start this week on its return to the Olympics with the UL International Crown, a 32-player, eight-team event that could provide a preview to which nation rules the upcoming Summer Games in Rio de Janeiro.Spain won the inaugural title two years ago, but wont be back to defend its title when play begins Thursday at The Merit Club some 40 miles northwest of Chicago. Neither will 2014 runner-up Sweden, which also fell out of the top eight in the rankings, determined by their top four players individual world ranking.A quick glance at the week ahead:THE FAVORITESouth Korea claimed the top seed with all four of its players in the top 12. Sei Young Kim is the top-ranked player in the field at No. 5, joined by Amy Yang, In Gee Chun and So Yeon Ryu.The United States comes in at No. 2, with more LPGA Tour titles (36 to South Koreas 11) and three of its four players -- Lexi Thompson, Stacy Lewis and Cristie Kerr -- having played in the 2014 event. Gerina Piller, whos still seeking her first LPGA win despite 30 top 10-finishes, will be the only first-timer.No. 3 Japan has the second-youngest squad and No. 4 Australia the most LPGA titles with 43 -- all but two of them belonging to Karrie Webb. The rest of the seeds, in order, are Taiwan, Thailand, England and China.THE FORMATIts a mix of best-ball and singles matches that will look familiar to Ryder Cup and Solheim Cup fans. But instead of two teams going head-to-head, the International Crown begins with two pools.South Korea, Australia, Taiwan and China comprise Pool A. The United States, Japan, Thailand and England make up Pool B.All four team members play two best-ball matches against a different team in their pool the first three days. A win counts for two points; a halved match for one. The two countries atop each pool automatically advaances.dddddddddddd Third-place countries in each pool meet in a two-player, best-ball playoff immediately after Saturdays matches to advance as the fifth and final country to Sundays singles.Each country will play one singles match against every other country with the same point value in place. The team with the most points earned over four days is crowned the winner. In case of a tie, each team making the playoff picks one player for a hole-by-hole, sudden-death singles match.WHATS AT STAKE?A total of $1.6 million, distributed on a sliding scale. Each player on the first-place team receives $100,000; each player on the eighth-place team gets $30,000.AN OLYMPIC BOUNCE?Most people know golf was included in the Olympics as a team and individual competition in both the 1900 and 1904 games. But women played only in the 1900 event and only as individuals when the gold, silver and bronze medals were swept by U.S. golfers Margaret Abbott, Pauline Whittier and Daria Pratt, respectively.Womens golf has been hit with far fewer Olympic defections than the men so far, and as many as 16 of the 32 players in the International Crown likely will be at the Olympics. NBC and partner Golf Channel will be devoting significant air time to both the International Crown and the Womens British Open the following week as the network hopes to build momentum for the sport heading to Rio.SOUTH KOREA BOUNDThe LPGA Tour announced Wednesday that the 2018 event will be played at Jack Nicklaus Golf Club in Incheon, South Korea. The course was the site of the Presidents Cup last year.---TV TIMES (all times Eastern)Thursday-Friday: Noon-4 p.m., Golf ChannelSaturday: 3-7 p.m., Golf ChannelSunday: Noon-2 p.m. (NBC); 2-6 p.m., Golf Channel ' ' '

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