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  • 26 Jun
    VIENNA, Austria -- Nico Rosberg says his decision to retire as world champion was not a difficult one, adding that the moment felt right.After winning the title on Sunday night, Rosberg announced his retirement on Friday ahead of the FIA prize giving gala in Vienna. The decision came as a complete surprise to the F1 media and his team Mercedes was only informed earlier this week, but Rosberg said he knew the timing was right.For me its not that difficult because it just feels right, he said. The only thing that makes it difficult is that I know that I am putting my racing family [Mercedes] into a difficult situation - thats the hardest part for me.Rosberg said he started contemplating retirement after his final victory earlier this year in Japan. The win at the famous Suzuka circuit with four rounds remaining meant the title was his to lose, with three second places and third enough to secure the championship regardless of what teammate and title rival Hamilton achieved.It was after Suzuka because in Suzuka it became my title to lose, he said. Thats when the pressure really started and I started to think about this, that if I do achieve my childhood dream then it would be great to end there. For sure, I put absolutely everything into it. It was very, very tough and Lewis is an amazing driver and one of the best out there and to beat him is extremely tough. The last four races, but especially the last race were unbelievable -- crazy stuff.After achieving his childhood dream, Rosberg said he did not want to put his family through that level of stress again. Its very simple, Ive achieved what I set out to do. Its unbelievable how clear it was for me, when I was six years old -- you have seen the video I shared on Facebook -- I remember that was my dream. I set out to win the world championship and that was probably inspired by my dad.Of course then it was more of a childhood thing and in later years it became more and more serious, and going for that, I am just so happy [to achieve it]. And at the same time, as I explained, it was a very tough year and I dont want to do that again. Cheap Roberto Clemente Jersey . -- Chicago Bears cornerback Tim Jennings was selected Monday to his second straight Pro Bowl, while guard Kyle Long made it after a solid rookie season. Cheap MLB Jerseys . Dallas hasnt ruled out the star quarterback for Sunday nights game against Philadelphia, but all signs point to Romos back injury pushing Kyle Orton into the starting role after two years of limited play as the backup. 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JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- For the first time in four years, Jacksonville Jaguars general manager Dave Caldwell believes his team doesnt have to be perfect to win.Caldwell spent much of his tenure rebuilding what was one of the worst rosters in the NFL. It was a slow process at first and was ramped up the last two years by spending more than $300 million in free agency.Now, the Jaguars have their best collection of talent and their highest expectations in nearly a decade. They open the season against Green Bay on Sunday.We can match up with virtually almost anybody, Caldwell said Wednesday. Everything doesnt have to go right and we still have chances.That hasnt always been the case.Of Jacksonvilles 36 losses over the last three seasons, 22 of them were by double digits. Caldwell had one of the NFLs least-competitive teams in recent memory in 2013, and it wasnt a whole lot better the following year.The Jaguars are just 3-20 in the first two months of the season during the Caldwell era, including 1-10 in September.I remember us sitting at 0-7, 0-8, maybe 0-9 (and taking a) drink of scotch, Caldwell joked.Jacksonville is counting on those days being done. If not, Caldwell and coach Gus Bradley could be in trouble. Owner Shad Khan already has said that everyones reasonable expectation for 2016 is a winning record.Caldwell agreed.To have a winning record is probably a reasonable expectation, Caldwell said. I think hes going to make a decision at the end of 16 games and say this is going in a direction that I like or this is not going in a direction that I like.The Jaguars believe they are headed in the right direction.With quarterback Blake Bortles, tight end Julius Thomas and receivers Allen Robinson and Allen Hurns, the Jags expect to continue making strides on offense. And defensive tackle Malik Jackson, safety Tashaun Gipson and cornerbacks Jalen Ramsey and Prince Amukamara should make immediate impacts on a revamped defense.The Jaguuars should have a good idea how they stack up after playing the Packers, who have made the playoffs seven straight years.ddddddddddddIm not real huge into predictions and all that stuff, but Im confident that the product were putting out there is better than the product that weve had in the years since Ive been here, since probably `07, veteran tight end Marcedes Lewis said. Very competitive. The fight is different. The feeling is different. I can say that and be genuine in it.The Jaguars felt like 2015 would be different, too. Bradley even raised eyebrows before the season by saying its built. Then they opened the season 1-5 and essentially ruined all the positive vibes for a franchise that hasnt made the postseason since 2007.We want to be a different team. We want to come out and show people were a different team, said Jackson, who came to Jacksonville after winning the Super Bowl with Denver. I dont know if playing Green Bay to start the season is good or bad. But its what we have to do. At the end of the day, thats who they put on our schedule for the first game. ... They could have given us the Super Bowl champs and we would have gladly gone out there and played them.Winning or losing the opener realistically means little. There have been plenty of teams start slow and make the playoffs, and just as many start fast and fade down the stretch.For Caldwell, early success might be better measured in terms of how the Jaguars handle -- or overcome -- adversity.The previous years I felt like we had to be perfect just to be in a game late, where here we can overcome a bad play, a fumble, a backed-up situation, a deficit, Caldwell said. Offensively we can score quickly and defensively I think we can hold the fort down.---AP NFL website: and AP NFL Twitter feed: Cheap Jerseys China NFL Jerseys Cheap NBA Jerseys Wholesale NHL Jerseys Wholesale MLB Jerseys Cheap Soccer Jerseys China Wholesale NCAA Jerseys Wholesale Football Jerseys Wholesale Basketball Jerseys Wholesale Baseball Jerseys ' ' '