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Jamie Whincups closest Supercars rivals are taking vastly different approaches to reeling in the series leader at this weekends Sandown 500. Cheap Atlanta Hawks Jerseys .Red Bull team-mate Shane Van Gisbergen is a picture of intensity and action together with French co-driver Alex Premat.But in the garage next door, theres a decidedly laid-back feel that two veterans hope will bear fruit.Steven Richards, 44, and Craig Lowndes, 42, have paired up in car No.888 and are taking a different path towards bridging the 198-point gap to Whincup.Richards, a four-time Bathurst 1000 winner including last year with Lowndes, said the mood was more mellow in the Team VortexWe debrief with all the Red Bull guys and weve got our own shed and talk more, he said.Its a little bit nicer than in the past (at Red Bull). Craig and I are pretty easy-going guys.Jamie and Shane are quite intense characters but (Craig and I) well go and have a cup of tea and cruise along.And its so far, so good for the New Zealander.Richards was quickest and second-quickest in two practice sessions for co-drivers on Friday.The car feels great, really good, he said.Nice and consistent, easy to drive and thats what we need.We need to be able to tick the box lap after lap after lap and not make too many errors.In the No.97 Commodore, van Gisbergen is more focussed on the high stakes.After emerging through the seasons opening races as Whincups closest rival, the 27-year-old knows how important the endurance series is.If you break the year into three parts, the first part of the season was pretty good and this part really makes or breaks the championship, he said.Weve got three big weekends up for grabs. Well push for three good results and well be happy.Premat, who has competed both full-time and as a co-driver for Volvo in the Supercars tour before, said the vital signs were good at Triple Eight.Its pretty amazing what they do, he said.Everything is going right in the three weeks Ive been here.DJR Team Penske driver Fabian Coulthard was quickest in Fridays only practice session for full-time drivers ahead of Chaz Mostert and van Gisbergen.Tony DAlberto, in a DJR Team Penske Falcon of Scott Pye, topped the timing sheets in Fridays late session for co-drivers. Wholesale Hawks Jerseys . Ancelotti says Ronaldo has recovered from a hamstring injury but "but he doesnt feel comfortable yet so we wont risk him." Madrid is third in the Spanish league, six points behind leader Barcelona, going into Saturdays game against Valladolid. Cheap Hawks Jerseys . Pettersen, winner of last years Evian Championships, had nine birdies and three bogeys, holding off a series of challengers led by Marion Ricordeau of France. The second-ranked Norwegian made her season debut after missing the LPGA Tours opening event last month in the Bahamas because of a shoulder injury. . -- Lou Brocks shoulder-to-shoulder collision with Bill Freehan during the 1968 World Series and Pete Roses bruising hit on Ray Fosse in the 1970 All-Star game could become relics of baseball history, like the dead-ball era. PITTSBURGH -- It seems like Mike Leakes spot in the Cincinnati Reds starting rotation has been in jeopardy since the first day of spring training. With the Reds planning to convert closer Aroldis Chapman to a starter in spring training, Leake appeared headed to a long relief role until Cincinnati reversed course with Chapman. When ace Johnny Cueto went on the disabled list in mid-April, there was speculation that Leake could be the odd starter out upon Cuetos return. However, Leake is still in the rotation and continued his recent run of strong pitching by working six scoreless innings Saturday night as the Reds beat the Pittsburgh Pirates 2-0. Leake (5-2) scattered seven hits as the Pirates stranded seven runners during his six innings. He had five strikeouts and one walk. In his last four starts, Leake has gone 3-0 with a 0.27 ERA, allowing only one run in 33 innings. "I didnt want to lose my spot in the rotation and it definitely gave me a little motivation," Leake said. "When I start hearing Im going to lose my spot, part of me says dont worry about it and part of me says get a little attitude going. "And the third part is to worry about it, so you try to forget about that third part." The Reds shut out Pittsburgh for the second straight night as the Pirates lost back-to-back games for the first time since May 8-9. On Friday, Cueto pitched eight innings of a one-hitter. "Most people respond when you show a a little faith in them and Leakie has done that," Cincinnati manager Dusty Baker said. "He pays attention. He learns. Hes helping us and hes helping himself." Francisco Liriano (3-2) struck out 11 in six innings and allowed only one run but lost his second straight decision. "Wow. He was really good," Pittsburgh coach Clint Hurdle said. "He was done physically after six but it was a really good six innings." Liriano also struck out seven batters in a row between the first and third innings, tying the club record set by Erik Bedard on May 3, 2012 at St. Louis. "You could tell right from the start he was good and I was going to have to be pretty good, too, if we were going to have a chance to win," Leake said. Chapman pitched a scoreless ninth, striking out Alex Pressley swinging on runners on first and second to end it for 14th save in 16 opportunities. Cheap Omari Spellman Jersey. Cincinnati second baseman Brandon Phillips, who entered the day with a National League-leading 44 RBIs, had two hits but left the game in the eighth inning with a bruised left forearm after being hit by a pitch from Tony Watson. X-rays were negative but Baker said Phillips would definitely miss Sundays game and perhaps a few more. "The first thing I thought of was Curtis Granderson," Phillips said, referring to the New York Yankees left fielder suffering a broken forearm in February during his first plate appearance of the exhibition season. "I thought it was broken, for sure. Im still having a hard time closing my hand but Im very thankful it wasnt broken and that I wont be out for very long." Todd Frazier also had two the Reds 10 hits. Presley had three hits for the Pirates a day after being recalled from Triple-A Indianapolis. Garrett Jones added two hits. Pittsburgh outhit Cincinnati, 10-8, but left 10 runners on base and went 0-for-8 with runners in scoring position. "We couldnt get (hits) at the right time," Hurdle said. "Opportunities were out there but we couldnt get anything going." Phillips infield single drove in Zack Cozart from second base with the games first run with two outs in the fourth inning. Replays showed that Liriano beat Phillips to the bag while catching the throw from Jones, the first baseman, but first umpire Bob Davidson made a safe call. Joey Votto added an RBI single for the Reds in the eighth. NOTES: As part of Negro League heritage weekend at PNC Park, the Pirates wore replica Homestead Grays uniforms and the Reds wore Cincinnati Tigers throwbacks. ... Pittsburgh LF Starling Marte, who hit .243 in May after batting .327 in April, was not in the starting lineup and was replaced by OF Alex Presley. ... Rookie OF Derrick Robinson started for Cincinnati in left field for a third consecutive game, again taking the place of OF Xavier Paul. ... Liriano had double digit strikeouts for the 12th time in his eight-year career. ... The three-game series ends Sunday with Reds RHP Mat Latos (5-0, 3.01) facing RHP Jeanmar Gomez (2-0, 2.30). Cheap NFL Hoodies Cheap Nike NFL Jerseys Wholesale Nike NFL Jerseys Wholesale Jerseys Free Shipping Jerseys NFL China Wholesale NFL Autographed Jerseys Cheap Jerseys Free Shipping ' ' ' 

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