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SINGAPORE -- For every grand prix this season, the only question before the race has been which of the two Mercedes drivers would win. Devan Dubnyk Wild Jersey Authentic .At this weekends Singapore GP, there is a refreshing prospect of a genuine challenge in the night race to the Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg duopoly.Having won all but one race this season -- the Spanish GP where the two rivals collided on the first lap -- Mercedes will start favorites again this weekend, but not by much.The tight, twisty and bumpy nature of the Marina Bay street circuit largely cancels out Mercedes speed advantage over chief rivals Red Bull and Ferrari, and recent history indicates those F1 rivals should thrive this weekend.On the similar Monaco circuit earlier this year, Red Bull had Mercedes measure and probably would have won if not for its pit-stop farce. Daniel Ricciardo came in for fresh tires before the pit crew was in position, so he had to drive back out and come in again next time around.And last years Singapore race proved a difficult one for Mercedes in qualifying on the third row of the grid and unable to mount any challenge. Ferraris Sebastian Vettel took a comfortable victory.Ricciardo was bullish about Red Bulls prospects this weekend, given the strong parallels with Monaco.We look at it as a good chance to get the victory Ive been after this season, Ricciardo said Thursday. Im not going to put too much pressure on myself or them (the team) for this weekend but deep down, we want to win. We are a group of winners, so if there is pressure on us to get it done this weekend, we will thrive on that.His young teammate Max Verstappen, who took the only non-Mercedes victory this year in Spain, was cautiously optimistic, saying Fridays practice sessions will shed more light on whether Mercedes is vulnerable.We know we have a very good chance to score some good points here, Verstappen said. Its difficult for me to say now that we will be the No. 1 team this weekend, because we havent had a chance to race here yet.For Ferrari, this race represents the best victory chance of the season. Fail to win here, and the Italian team will be staring at the very real prospect of another winless season to match 2014.Im full of optimism, it should be a good place for us, said Vettel, who has been the most successful driver in Singapore, winning half of the previous eight editions. This track was very good for us last year and we have improved the car since then, so it could be a reasonable track for us again.Mercedes had an off year last year but you cant guarantee that will happen again.Mercedes has closely investigated what went wrong here, and it would be a surprise if it was as far off the pace in 2016 as it was in 2015.Last year we were blown away by the fact that we somehow got it wrong, Hamilton said to the local press. But a lot of work went into understanding that.I definitely think were not going to have as many problems as we had last year. But if we do, weve got the tools to correct it.Hamiltons lead over Rosberg in the drivers championship has been cut to two points after back-to-back victories by the German at the Belgian and Italian races. Rosberg has never won in Singapore, and his best race performance dates back to 2008 when he finished second for Williams. Darcy Kuemper Wild Jersey . PAUL, Minn. Darcy Kuemper Wild Jersey Authentic .S. -- Nikolaj Ehlers registered a hat trick for the third straight game and Jonathan Drouin had a goal and five assists as the Halifax Mooseheads hammered the host Cape Breton Screaming Eagles 10-1 on Tuesday in Quebec Major Junior Hockey League action. . But by the time the game started, the Toronto Raptors forward felt even worse. And, for three quarters, it showed as Gay shot a woeful three-for-13 from the field. A host of Australians will fight for their World Surf League future at the season-ending Pipeline Masters in Hawaii.Davey Cathels, Kai Otton and Adam Melling each find themselves outside of the top-22 qualification cut-off for next year in the world rankings ahead of the headline event, which starts Thursday (Friday AEDT).It means they would no longer be guaranteed entry into any events in 2017, and would have to rely on wildcard invitations or replacement spots.Rookie Stuart Kennedy and veteran Mick Fannings spots are also in doubt, ranked 17th and 18th respectively, however they would each need a stack of results to go against them to miss out.Fanning will skip the Hawaiian event as part of his semi-sabbatical year, and is non-committal as to whether he will return in 2017.Australian up-and-comer Jack Freestone is also out of the top-22, but will surf on next season in the world tour after finishing eighth in the qualifying series.Countrymen Connor OLeary and Ethan Ewing also have the chance to join him after finishing first and second respectively.However the other three do not have the same luxury.The situation is most dire for Melling and Otton - the latter of whom finished as high as seventh in the 2013 championship after recording hhis only career win in Portugal. Erik Haula Wild Jersey Authentic. They find themselves 4,700 points in arrears of the qualifying mark, effectively needing at least a semi-final finish at one of the most unrelenting surfing spots in the world to continue full-time on the tour.Otton will face 11-time world champion Kelly Slater and Brazilian Caio Ibelli in the non-elimination first round, while Melling takes on Brazilian Felipe Toledo and Australian Josh Kerr.Cathels is ranked 28th, and could sneak through if he reaches the quarter-finals and results fall in his favour. He faces countryman Adrian Buchan and Michel Bourez of French Polynesia.Meanwhile Matt Bantings fate appears to be sealed. Ranked 27th, he has not been named for Pipeline.Australian rookie Ryan Callinans chances also look sunk heading into the event, ranked 36th after having won just three heats this season.Julian Wilson, Bede Durbidge, Matt Wilkinson and Joel Parkinson make up the rest of the Australian contingent at the season-ending event.Hawaiian John John Florence, who grew up minutes from the famous beach, wrapped up the world title at the last event in Portugal. Cheap NFL Jerseys Cheap NFL Jerseys China Cheap Jerseys From China Cheap NFL Jerseys Authentic Wholesale Jerseys China Cheap NFL Jerseys China NFL Cheap Jerseys ' ' '