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  • 16 Aug
    Renault has confirmed Jolyon Palmer will be retained at the team for the 2017 Formula One season.After much speculation surrounding his future, Palmer will take the sole remaining seat at the French manufacturer and join the recently-announced Nico Hulkenberg in completing the teams driver line-up for next season.Palmer, who scored his first F1 point at Octobers Malaysian Grand Prix, said: Im over the moon to be racing with Renault Sport Formula One Team for a second season and I cant wait to reward the teams faith in me on track. Having worked out of Enstone since 2015 I can fully appreciate the development of the infrastructure this year.This means I share the excitement of the team looking to 2017 and our new car. For me, its been a steep learning curve driving in Formula 1 and I know that I am performing better than ever, and that theres still more to come. There is tremendous drive and enthusiasm in Enstone and Viry looking to next year and I am honoured to be part of this.The confirmation of Palmer for a second season at Renault opens the door for Kevin Magnussens likely move to Haas for next year. The Dane has reportedly signed a two-year deal with the American outfit, after rejecting Renaults one-year offer.The news also puts an end to speculation linking Esteban Ocon with a drive at the Enstone-based team for 2017. Instead, the Frenchman, who has spent the second half of 2016 at Manor, is rumoured to be closing in on a drive with Force India, replacing the Renault-bound Hulkenberg.Jér?me Stoll, Renault Sport Racing chairman, added: We are confident that the combination of Jolyon and Nico Hülkenberg offers a very promising driving force to meet our goals. Jolyon understands the teams spirit and motivates everyone he works with. The line-up of Jolyon and Nico harnesses the benefits of continuity and fresh blood.I am sure that having Nico as a team-mate will help push Jolyon to greater achievements. We thank Kevin Magnussen for his efforts in 2016 as he has done a great job for us this year. We wish him all the best for 2017 and beyond.If the expected deals involving Magnussen and Ocon go ahead, it will leave just vacancies at Sauber and Manor to fill for next year. Lester Hayes Youth Jersey .com) - The Pittsburgh Penguins placed forward James Neal on injured reserve Tuesday. Jim Otto Jersey .ca! Kerry, Two nights after the Scott-Eriksson incident in Buffalo, the Bruins returned home to play San Jose. In that game, Zdeno Chara put a check on Tommy Wingels that clearly targeted his head. http://www.footballraidersmall.com/Youth-Hunter-Renfrow-Elite-Jersey/ . By having more great seasons. Manning was the only unanimous choice for the 2013 Associated Press NFL All-Pro team Friday. Charles Woodson Raiders Jersey . 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He was the eighth different starter in eight games for the As.Out of necessity, As manager Bob Melvin said.The rookie blanked Baltimore into the fourth. At that point, the Orioles had been shut out for 17 straight innings and lost their lead in the AL East following three consecutive one-run losses beforeTrumbo broke Baltimores spell with an RBI single in a three-run fourth off Triggs (0-1).The All-Star slugger connected the next inning for his third career grand slam off Daniel Coulombe.Its hard to shut a team like that down four games in a row, As catcher Stephen Vogt said. Its not like you sit back and expect it, but theres definitely an uneasy feeling whenever any of those guys step in the box because 1-through-9 they can hit the ball out of the park at any moment.Triggs left after the fourth.We felt confident enough where our bullpen was today (to give us) some length in both (Chris) Smith and Coulombe to start him, Melvin said. All in all, for a reliever to come in and start like that, I thought he pitched well.Triggs said he was pleased with his performance.I ran into some speed bumps and some groundballs found holes, he said. Overall, I was happy with the pitches that I was making.Physically, I felt fine, he said.Ryon Healy and Max Muncy homered for the As. Yonder Alonso doubled in two runs during a four-run eighth.Zach Britton retired three batters for his AL-leading 35th save this season and his 37th consecutive dating to last season. The As loaded the bases in the ninth after a replay overturn before Brittton got Danny Valencia to ground out to end it.ddddddddddddhris Tillman (15-4) allowed two runs over seven innings for his first victory since July 21. He is Baltimores first 15-game winner since Bud Norris and Wei-Yin Chen in 2014.I think we played really clean top-to-bottom baseball this entire series, Healy said. Winning three one-run ballgames in the big leagues is not easy to do and we did that three days in a row. It shows how quality our pitching staff was and our defense was solid.The first three games and today we showed some good heart and the last few innings battling back, so I think its a good sign for our team moving forward, he said.Adam Jones homered for the Orioles and Pedro Alvarez drove in three runs.STOP, DROP AND ROLLIn addition to his home run, Healy also made a stellar defensive play. The rookie third baseman made a diving stop of Manny Machados hard-hit grounder in the first, then tumbled and rolled as he hit the infield dirt. Healy did a second 360-turn as he stood up and threw to first for the out.I think the play ended up looking more spectacular than it needed to, Healy said. The second spin kind of just happened and I ended up picking up Yonder at first base, and was able to get the out.TRAINERS ROOMOrioles: SS J.J. 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