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Max Verstappen says Red Bull must stay awake in its battle for second

Max Verstappen says Red Bull must stay awake in its battle for second with Ferrari despite holding a healthy lead over the Italian team in the championship.Red Bull is 50 points clear of Ferrari having outscored them in four of the five races since the summer break. However, despite failing to score a podium in Japan Ferrari looked to have made a step forward in pace, something Verstappen says Red Bull must be wary of.I think we have to stay awake, we have a good points advantage compared to them, Verstappen said. Of course they will be strong, the last few races theyve always been strong and maybe sometimes a bit unlucky. Im not too worried, we still have a great car as well, and as you could see in the race we had very good pace, lets see what happens on this track.Verstappen turned in one of his best drives of the season in Japan, splitting the Mercedes drivers to finish second. That result came after a stern defensive move on Lewis Hamilton on the penultimate lap, something which led to Mercedes launching a protest that Verstappen had been dangerous.Mercedes eventually retracted the protest -- something even Hamilton said the team should not have pursued -- but Verstappen is unmoved by another criticism about his aggressive tactics.When asked about the protest, Verstappen said: I dont think about it. I just do my race and from there on Im just fighting for position so I think a lot of people would do the same.Verstappen believes his Suzuka race was one of the best of his career.I think its one of my best ones, I got a clean start and from there you can do your own race. Lately I havent had that so I think it was definitely in the top three of my best races, of course, my best one for the moment will always be Barcelona because of the victory. I felt very happy with the performance in general over the whole weekend as well, we were always up there and Im very happy with the ending.On Thursday in Austin Kimi Raikkonen, one of the critics of Verstappens aggressive style earlier this year, said the teenager has been doing a good job at Red Bull this year. Wholesale Air Max Shoes . General manager Jarmo Kekalainen told Aaron Portzline of The Columbus Dispatch on Friday that he wants to see Gaboriks contributions go beyond the scoresheet before considering a long-term deal for the soon-to-be unrestricted free agent. Nike Air Max Outlet . Deulofeu injured a muscle in his right leg in Evertons 4-1 win over Fulham in the English Premier League on Saturday. Barcelona says that its team doctors will "co-ordinate" with Evertons medical staff as Deulofeu recovers. http://www.airmaxclearance.us/ Air Max Sneaker 2017 . 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But his size made him a target for tough guys. Edgar never mastered trash talk, so he relied on his fists.His best friend, Kurt Wehner, remembers all the times Edgar won against cocky amateurs in street fights.The jacked kid who tried to KO Edgar at the Surf Club in Seaside Heights, New Jersey?[Edgar] whipped his ass, Wehner recalled.The dudes at the soccer game who thought they could pick on him but left with bruises?They would always point Frankie out, and then hed have enough of whatever the situation was, Wehner said.Beyond all the star power that will anchor Saturdays massive UFC 200, an opportunity awaits a fleet of fighters who hope to turn this event into their moment. Perhaps their last moment.Somewhere between Ronda Rousey and Conor McGregor stands a cage. Its full of brawlers chasing a slice of the mainstream success captured by a handful of the UFCs most popular stars.Frankie Edgar is in that cage. Frankie Edgar has forever been in that cage.Thats why the scrappy fighter from Toms River, New Jersey, understands the stakes of his second fight against Jose Aldo in a battle for the UFCs interim featherweight championship. Edgar has won five consecutive fights since Aldo earned a unanimous decision against him at UFC 156 in 2013.A victory against Aldo on Saturday could propel Edgar, a 145-pounder, into a high-profile match against McGregor, or an intriguing fight with Dominick Cruz for the 135-pound belt.Im excited, obviously, with all the media hype. This is real big, Edgar told ESPN.com. I know the implications this has. I know what this weighs. I just want to capitalize on it.In the cage, its real. Youre only as good as your last fight. One slip sets you back so far in this day and age.When Edgar won the lightweight belt against B.J. Penn in 2010, he boosted his street cred and marketability. Before that win, most viewed him as the tough, nice-guy-outside-the-cage competitor who searched for brawls others avoided. He never seemed comfortable until he caught a left hook to the head or an uppercut on the chin. In those depths, Edgar competed for fight-of-the-night bonuses and the heavy-handed backslaps of fans who appreciated his spirit and his love for the melee.Earlier this week, Edgar predicted a win against a basic Aldo (his words) in their rematch. Hes noot looking past Aldo, but he plans to go through him.ddddddddddddHell welcome the brawl if it comes.The first fight helps. But its not the only blueprint his camp will use to prepare for the second fight. Aldo is shifty and even mysterious. He throws kicks from odd angles and punches with a speed few can match.We just always prepare to be ready for everything, said Mark Henry, Edgars trainer. You just dont know where the fight is gonna go. ... If it becomes a brawl and Frankies winning the brawl, we want him to brawl. We want him doing whatevers working.But Edgar is not sure that Aldos focus is centered on Saturdays bout. The former champion spent the months leading up to UFC 200 discussing his last loss to McGregor, not this critical matchup.I just think hes dealing with that KO, Edgar said. Conor could hurt you with just his words.McGregor reduced Aldos decade of dominance to a viral meme with an eight-second knockout that erased any doubts about the Irish champions position in the division.A lopsided loss Sunday would leave Edgar floating in McGregors orbit. Its a common abyss for contenders who had then lost it.Holly Holm. Luke Rockhold. Cain Velasquez. Edgars name belonged there after a three-fight losing streak and a drop to 145 pounds that began with the loss to Aldo three years ago. Saturday could send him there again.I think in the first fight, Frankie and the whole team maybe gave a little too much respect to Aldo like in the B.J. [Penn] fight, Henry said. Maybe we did some things that we were too cautious on.Now, Edgar is 34 in a division occupied by young fighters awaiting their respective shots at the crown in the UFC, which employs an abundance of competitors who remain dreamers still recovering from past defeats. Edgar knows hes approaching an age when former aspirations often become the residue of lost opportunities.He just wants it, he just wants it bad, Henry said. Whenever you want anything in life, whether its the opening of a business or the championship of the world, its desire. His desire goes deep. Everything he wants so bad. Some people are content with maybe reaching the pinnacle, but some people want more. He just lives for this. He tasted gold and hes wanted it ever since he lost it.On Saturday, Edgar will take Toms River into the cage with him. Those moments, that pressure and those childhood scraps with the neighborhood watching. Those fights with the young men who always underestimated him -- theyre all coming with him.From 2,500 miles away, his supporters will ask him to throw everything he has at Aldo. Theyll urge him to embrace the moment and its meaning. Theyll root for him to leave the cage as a champion.Its his time, Wehner said. Hes gonna keep coming at you. Hes just gonna keep coming.He needs this. He knows he need this. Cheap NFL Jerseys Wholesale Jerseys Wholesale NFL Jerseys Jerseys From China Wholesale NFL Jerseys Cheap NFL Jerseys Cheap Jerseys ' ' '

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