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    SAN FRANCISCO -- The Giants and 41-year-old right-hander Joe Nathan agreed Tuesday to a minor league contract.Nathan is attempting to extend his major league career after his second Tommy John surgery in 2015. He will report to the Giants Double-A team in Richmond.Nathan, who spent the first four seasons of his major league career with the Giants, has pitched only two innings this season and was released by the Chicago Cubs.San Francisco needs bullpen help. Closer Santiago Casillas job probably is safe but Nathan, who has 377 saves, could provide help in middle relief or in a set-up role.He brings you an experienced veteran, Giants manager Bruce Bochy said. Joes going to stay on the East Coast right now and give us a chance to take a look, evaluate him. But you have to like what his resume has on it. This guy is an experienced closer and those guys, theyre invaluable. Cheap Washington State Cougars Jerseys China . Vettel, who has already clinched his fourth straight F1 title, enters the finale with a chance to equal Michael Schumachers 13 victories in a year and match the record of nine consecutive wins by Alberto Ascari in the 1952 and 1953 seasons. Wholesale Football College Jerseys .ca looks back at the stories and moments that made the year memorable. http://www.cheapcollegechina.com/cheap-west-virginia-mountaineers-jerseys-china_78m.html . No. 13-seeded John Isner and No. 21 Philipp Kohlschreiber were among six players who dropped out of the tournament on Tuesday, joining No. 12 seed Tommy Haas and two other players who withdrew on Monday. Cheap Washington Huskies Jerseys China . Giroud, who wasnt in the starting lineup for two matches after allegations about his private life and a decline in form, scored twice in the first half. Tomas Rosickys chip made it 3-0 before half time at Emirates Stadium, while defender Laurent Koscielny scored an unmarked header in the second half. College Jerseys Outlet . There are some early surprises in the race for the Hart Trophy, but two of the contenders are the leagues biggest stars over the past decade. There are many more players in contention for the awards than just the three that Ive named, and a good or bad week can easily alter the landscape, but through the first 20 or so games of the NHL season, this is how the awards races look to me.Lewis Hamilton has cut Nico Rosbergs championship lead to 19 points with his second crucial win in eight days at the Mexican Grand Prix. On a day Rosberg could have become champion had his team-mate retired, Hamilton ensured the title battle goes on to the penultimate race in Brazil with his 51st career win - drawing him level with Alain Prost for second place in F1s record books.Hamiltons only scare came at the races first corner when he ran wide over the grass after outbraking himself. I led from grass to finish, Hamilton joked afterwards after winning by eight seconds. Rosberg was second after overcoming two separate tussles with Red Bulls Max Verstappen to keep the title race in his hands.The German will clinch his maiden world crown if he wins the Brazilian GP on November 13.Daniel Ricciardo finished fifth but was promoted to third several hours after the race had concluded after penalties for first Max Verstappen, the original podium finisher, and then Sebastian Vettel.Verstappen had taken third on the road but stewards imposed a five-second time penalty while he was waiting to take to the podium after an extraordinary sequence of events in the races closing laps involving the Dutchman, Vettel and Ricciardo. Paul di Resta looks at why Max Verstappen picked up a 5-second penalty, which meant that Ferraris Sebastian Vettel was promoted to third place After a mid-race lunge on Rosberg resulted in him running off the track, Verstappens challenge for second faded and he instead came under attack from Ferraris Vettel, whose weekend came alive following a long first stint on soft tyres.Verstappen hits back at frustrated guy VettelWith three laps to go, Vettel tried to overtake the Red Bull into Turn One but Verstappen ran wide and across the grass, holding position ahead of the Ferrari. With the Dutchman deciding not to cede position, despite his race engineer suggesting he do so, an increasingly irate Vettel started ranting on the radio that the Red Bull driver should give him the place.He has to let me go! yelled Vettel. He has to let me go! Move, move for f*** sake!The four-time champion was also heard uttering an expletive in relation to FIA race director Charlie Whiting.Verstappen crossed the line in third and headed for the podium holding room alongside Hamilton and Rosberg, but the stewards acted swiftly and handed him a five-second penalty. That dropped him to fifth behind team-mate Ricciardo. Ferraris Sebastian Vettel became increasingly frustrated and let rip a barrage of expletive laden radio messages throughout the Mexican GP However, in one final twist late on Sunday night, that eventually became fourth when the stewards added 10 seconds to Vettels race time for a tangle with Ricciardo. The former team-mates made contact at Turn Four while the Ferrari remained bottled up behind Verstappen. Ricciardo dived to the inside, with Vettel moving to cover.Vettel dropped behind both Red Bulls to fifth, with Ricciardo third and Verstappen fourth.The Red Bull duo hit out at Vettels driving and conduct after the race. The German had pulled alongside Verstappens car on the slow-down lap to wave his finger in the Dutchmans direction, while he also said over the radio he wanted to hit somebody.Hee did what everyone has been complaining about - moving under braking, Ricciardo told Sky F1.dddddddddddd Hes smiling now but for me he doesnt deserve to be on the podium. He kept on closing the door under braking and in the end I had nowhere to go.Verstappen added: Its ridiculous what he did. Daniel was alongside him and he just turned into him. Then he is shouting and l dont know how many times he is using very bad language. I think he needs to go back to school. After a dramatic end to the race, Red Bulls Daniel Ricciardo feels that Sebastian Vettel shouldve been penalised In the championship battle, two more second places to Hamilton in Brazil and Abu Dhabi remain good enough for Rosberg to become world champion for the first time.But Rosberg now knows a race victory in Sao Paulo in a fortnights time will settle the title fight in his favour and avoid a nail-biting final-race showdown.Ricciardo: Hamilton should have had penalty tooLewis has been too fast this weekend, said Rosberg. I just have to accept second place.Meanwhile, Kimi Raikkonen finished a distant sixth in the second Ferrari after losing ground on a two-stop strategy, with Force India coming out on top overall in a tight battle with Constructors Championship rivals Williams. Speaking after his Mexican GP win, Lewis Hamilton revealed that following his turn one lock up, he feared that he may not finish the race Nico Hulkenberg finished seventh despite a late spin while battling Raikkonen, with Force Indias total of seven points edging them one more clear of Williams in the standings.The rest of the field, including both McLaren drivers, were lapped, although Saubers Marcus Ericsson and, from the pit lane, Jolyon Palmer enjoyed strong races in the middle order. Mexican GP result1. Lewis Hamilton, Mercedes, 1:40:31.4022. Nico Rosberg, Mercedes, +8.3543. Daniel Ricciardo, Red Bull, +20.8584. Max Verstappen, Red Bull, +21.323*5. Sebastian Vettel, Ferrari, +27.313**6. Kimi Raikkonen, Ferrari, +49.3767. Nico Hulkenberg, Force India, +58.8918. Valtteri Bottas, Williams, +65.6129. Felipe Massa, Williams, +76.20610. Sergio Perez, Force India, +76.79811. Marcus Ericsson, Sauber, +1 lap12. Jenson Button, McLaren, +1 lap13. Fernando Alonso, McLaren, +1 lap14. Jolyon Palmer, Renault, +1 lap15. Felipe Nasr, Sauber, +1 lap16. Carlos Sainz, Toro Rosso, +1 lap17. Kevin Magnussen, Renault, +1 lap18. Daniil Kvyat, Toro Rosso, +1 lap19. Esteban Gutierrez, Haas, +1 lap20. Romain Grosjean, Haas, +1 lap21. Esteban Ocon, Manor, +2 lapsDNF Pascal Wehrlein, Manor*five-second time penalty / **10-second time penaltyDont miss The F1 Reports review of the Mexican GP at 8.30pm on Wednesday on Sky Sports F1. British GP2, and Renault development, driver Oliver Rowland join Natalie Pinkham and Marc Priestley. Also See: WATCH: Vettels radio meltdown Seb and Lewis should have penalties WATCH: Mercedes off the track! The Formula 1 Gossip Column ' ' '