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  • 21 May
    ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates -- The struggling Manor Formula One team is on the verge of a takeover after its owner said Friday that terms have been agreed with a new investor.Speaking at the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix, British businessman Stephen Fitzpatrick said that the team has been in discussions with several investors over the past six months and one is now in pole position.We have agreed terms with an investor at the moment and we are still working through that, said Fitzpatrick, who rescued the team from administration in time for the 2015 season. I cant really talk more about the specifics.Fitzpatrick is now prepared to take a back seat as long as it makes the team stronger.One of the things I was quite clear on, right from the start, was that in the current F1, money equals performance, he said. So anything that was going to bring more funding to the team and help the team develop I was very open to ... (even) if that meant bringing in another investor, and even a majority investor.Manor has scored one point this season, putting it in 11th and last place in the constructors standings heading into Sundays season-ending Abu Dhabi GP.Manor is still aiming for 10th place and is one point behind Sauber, which currently holds that position.The difference between 10th and 11th is several millions in terms of television rights and revenue distribution.Losing out on 10th spot would not affect the impending takeover, however.It doesnt help financially, but the terms of our agreement have been re-finalized, lets say, Fitzpatrick explained. (Its) not a deal breaker.Highly-rated German driver Pascal Wehrlein scored the teams only point this year after finishing 10th at the Austrian GP in July.Esteban Ocon is Manors other driver, but the 20-year-old Frenchman is joining Force India next season.Werhlein, meanwhile, is tipped to replace Brazilian Felipe Nasr at Sauber, a move made potentially more likely with the news that Nasr has lost his banking sponsor Banco do Brasil.Thats correct. The bank informed us as well, Sauber team principal Monisha Kaltenborn said at the same news conference as Fitzpatrick. They have interrupted their 2017 sponsorship program. Our seat is still open, we are including that in our assessment. Boty Nike Air Max Vyprodej . Nigeria beat surprise package Ethiopia 2-0 in the second leg of their playoff for a comfortable 4-1 aggregate victory. Victor Moses converted a 20th-minute penalty after an Ethiopian handball, and Victor Obinna made certain of Nigerias place in Brazil with his powerful free kick in the 82nd at UJ Esuene Stadium. Nike Air Max Levně . Bradwell was scheduled to become a free agent Tuesday. Born and raised in Toronto, Bradwell is entering his sixth CFL season, with all six played for his hometown Argonauts. . -- Jakob Silfverberg is making himself right at home with the Anaheim Ducks, scoring four goals in his first four games. Nike Air Max Cz Eshop . -- Bobby Ryan helped the U. Boty Nike Air Max Sleva . Jane Virtanen scored two, and Alex Roach and Elliott Peterson rounded out the offence for the Hitmen (40-15-6). Brady Brassart chipped in with three assists. Colton McCarthy scored twice, Brayden Point had a goal and two assists, and Jack Rodewald also scored for the Warriors (15-35-9), who were 2 for 5 on the power play.BAD GASTEIN, Austria -- Petra Martic of Croatia rallied to beat former champion Andrea Petkovic 6-7 (5), 7-5, 6-3 on Tuesday in the first round of the Gastein Ladies. In a match that lasted more than three hours, the fourth-ranked German came back from a break down twice in the deciding set but was broken again at 3-4. Petkovic, who is now 0-4 against Martic, won the first of her two WTA titles in Bad Gastein in 2009. Martic will face Patricia Mayr-Achleitner in the second round. The Austrian defeated Tereza Mrdeza of Croatia 6-4, 6-3. Earlier, second-seeded Annika Beck overcame 12 double faults in a 7-5, 6-3 win over Shahar Peer of Israel. The German, who entered the top 50 for the first time this week after her fourth quarterfinal of the season at the Hungarian Grand Prix, lost her serve four times but saved eight more breakpoints..dddddddddddd. Beck next plays Mandy Minella of Luxembourg, who defeated Dia Evtimova of Bulgaria 6-2, 2-6, 6-3. Also, Viktorija Golubic of Switzerland held serve throughout to defeat No. 5 Kiki Bertens of the Netherlands 6-2, 6-2 and set up a second-round match against Andrea Hlavackova of the Czech Republic, who beat Eleni Daniilidou of Greece 6-3, 6-1. In her first career WTA match, Austrian wildcard Lisa-Marie Moser edged Romanias Elena Bogdan 7-6 (6), 2-6, 6-4 and will next play top-seeded Mona Barthel. Also, No. 6 Chanelle Scheepers of South Africa downed Anna Schmiedlova of Slovakia 6-1, 6-4; Estrella Cabeza Candela of Spain defeated Tadeja Majeric of Slovenia 6-1, 6-3; Elina Svitolina of Ukraine beat Michaela Honcova of Slovakia 6-2, 6-2; and Alexandra Cadantu saw off Maria Joao Koehler of Portugal 6-2, 6-4. ' ' '