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Scuderia Ferrari put an end to a chunk of the driver market speculation in Silverstone on Friday morning when the prancing horse confirmed that Kimi Raikkonen would be staying on at Maranello for the 2017 F1 season. Cheap Adidas Capitals Jerseys .Given that Ferrari traditionally leave their driver announcements until their home race of Monza, in September, the British GP news was received with surprise and curiosity. During the post-session team personnel press conference on Friday afternoon, Ferrari team principal Maurizio Arrivabene explained the psychology behind confirming Kimi two months earlier than anyone anticipated.Our main interest, our issue, was not related to the driver, Arrivabene said. We were very proud and very happy about the work of Kimi since the beginning of the season. He was asked to show his commitment, his results so he deserved the confirmation for next year. Then I was talking about the fact that we needed a kind of good atmosphere in the team and the drivers could help to keep this atmosphere.Due to the fact that the team is still quite new and we need to keep the same commitment for everybody without inserting into the team elements that they can disturb or something new that could break this balance. Having said so, I also said that we confirm Kimi not very soon, because we are in July.Normally the tradition of Ferrari was to do a press release in Monza. We are a new team, we have changed the tradition and we are confirming now because I think we would like to be, as I said, focused and concentrated on car development and not about confirmation or non-confirmation of the drivers. So its a message of stability.The message of stability was designed not only to reassure tifosi and Ferrari management alike, but also to provide Raikkonen with the sort of stability that would allow the Finn to focus on his performance behind the wheel, and not his performance in press conferences and media sessions, which have echoed with variations on contract extension questions since before the first 2016 car was unveiled in Barcelona in February.Relating to the pressure, you know better than me that in the last three or four races every time that Kimi was sitting in a press conference somebody would ask what about his contract, what about your contract?, Arrivabene explained. I asked many many times for a bit of respect for a driver that was a world champion with Ferrari.I know that his nickname is Iceman but hes a human being. Sometimes in Formula One we need to be conscious that we are talking, not with cars because actually the computer talks with the car but the cars are driven by human beings so even Iceman is a human being with his emotions and I think he could feel the pressure. Thats it.One point of interest to arise from Arrivabenes comments was that Ferrari not only sees itself as a quite new team following the chaotic period of management changes seen in 2014, but that this new Ferrari is one concerned with protecting its workforce, reducing pressure where possible to improve performance. This represents a dramatic turnaround from the days during which errors could not be tolerated, with numerous staffers hired and fired for making simple (yet costly, in championship terms) mistakes.One lesson learned from Ferraris first post-Schumacher decade has been that a culture of fear of failure quickly becomes a culture of quagmire, with staffers so afraid of messing up that they cease to try anything different, anything left-field, anything on that border between madness and genius that is often the source of the greatest gains.Kimi Raikkonen is currently the most high-profile beneficiary of the new corporate attitude in Maranello, but the trickle-down effect is already being felt elsewhere in the race team. Sooner or later, it will make itself shown on track. Cheap Capitals Jerseys .In my heart and mind Im competing for India, luge competitor Shiva Keshavan told The Associated Press in an email interview. Every day Im flooded with messages from Indians all over the world telling me they are supporting me. Cheap Capitals Jerseys China . James, who turned 29 on Monday, injured his groin Friday during the Heats overtime loss at Sacramento. He sat out the following game, a 108-107 win Saturday in Portland, before coming back to help send the Nuggets to their seventh consecutive loss. http:///...re-burakovsky-jersey . Scott Kazmir allowed four hits in seven shutout innings, Michael Brantley hit a two-run homer in a three-run first inning and the Indians maintained their hold on an AL wild-card spot with a 4-1 win over the Houston Astros on Saturday night. ANNAPOLIS, Md. -- Malcolm Perry marched into the stadium wearing his Navy dress whites. Plucked from the stands at halftime, he wound up in a much different uniform.From question mark to quarterback, Perry quickly became the buzz of college football.Navy found an unlikely replacement after starter Tago Smith was injured Saturday, with Perry running seven times for 30 yards in a 52-16 win over Fordham.It wasnt planned for me to even dress today, Perry said. I came here with the rest of the brigade. I was just watching the game and Tago went down.The coaches got me out of the stands and got me dressed. It felt good, he said.Listed down on the depth chart, Perry had been sick most of the week. The freshman was OK to play in the junior varsity game Friday.But with Smith and backup Will Worth all set, Perry was held out. That let him enter the stadium with the traditional Brigade of the Midshipmen.Perry was sitting with his classmates when Smith went down with a knee injury in the second quarter.Perry made his debut with 38 seconds left in the third quarter. He later put together a 90-yard drive in the fourth quarter that led to a field goal. He didnt throw a pass.I thought he did really well for a guy that wasnt supposed to suit up, coach Ken Niumatalolo said. He was in the brigade, so went and got him.He had been sick all week, too, and didnt take any reps. So, we tried to keep things really simple for him, he said. Its not the scenario you want. But we had to do what we had to do.Smith served for three years as a backup to record-setting quarterback Keenan Reynolds before getting this chance to start.Smith flawlessly ran Navys triple-option offense flawlessly until he was hurt on a 22-yard run with 14:17 left in the half.In just over one quarter, Smith ran for 97 yards on 10 carries with a pair of touchdowns.Smiths status was uncertain following the game. Niumatalolo was overcome with emotion when talking about the injury.Hes just a great kid, he said. He really symbolizes who we are, hasnt said (anyything) for three years and came to work every day, he said. Wholesale Capitals Jerseys. He didnt complain, didnt get bitter. What he did in the first half, didnt surprise me. We knew the guy was a good football player. We just feel bad for a kid who has waited his turn, he said.Worth, a senior, took over and effective, scoring on a 7-yard run that gave the Midshipmen a 28-10 lead. He also threw a 57-yard touchdown pass to Toneo Gulley.Junior fullback Chris High ran for 176 yards on 10 carries with two touchdowns, including a 70-yard scamper, in his first career start for Navy. It was the most rushing yards by a Navy fullback since 2010.Kevin Anderson completed 26 of 45 passes for 302 yards with a touchdown for the Rams.Chase Edmonds, the 2015 Patriot League Offensive Player of the Year, finished with 70 yards on 18 carries for Fordham, ranked No. 20 in the NCAA FCS Coaches poll.All three phases of the game -- offense, special teams and defense -- we did not execute at a high enough level, coach Andrew Breiner said.THE TAKEAWAYFORDHAM: The Rams fell short of their third win in four years over an NCAA FBS opponent. Still, they showed some burst on offense with Edmonds in the backfield and Anderson behind center. This type of game should help test them for conference play and a potential run in the FCS playoffs.NAVY: The Midshipmen didnt miss a beat with Smith, but his status is now uncertain. Worth was a solid replacement, but Perry and sophomore Zach Abey could also get more opportunities.HOME FIELD ADVANTAGENavy has not lost at home since Sept. 27, 2014, against Western Kentucky. The Midshipmen have an 11-game home winning streak, their longest since 1953-64 when Navy won 21 straight.UP NEXTFORDHAM: The Rams open at home next Saturday against Elizabeth City State in a non-conference matchup.NAVY: The Midshipmen host Connecticut in their American Athletic Conference opener next Saturday. 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 ' ' '