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VIENNA, Austria -- Mercedes motorsport boss Toto Wolff has praised the bravery of Nico Rosberg after the newly-crowned world champion announced his retirement from Formula One on Friday. Cheap Jerseys From China .Just five days after sealing his first world title in Abu Dhabi last weekend, Rosberg made the surprise announcement at a press conference ahead of the FIA prize giving gala in Vienna. The news leaves Mercedes with a huge decision as it prepares to replace the 31-year-old over the winter, but despite the headache it creates, Wolff -- who found out on Tuesday -- said he could not help but be impressed by the Rosbergs decisiveness.This is a brave decision by Nico and testament to the strength of his character, Wolff said. Weve known each other for four years now and one thing I admire with Nico is his clarity of thinking. Its black and white.Although you could have argued after three days of celebrating you need to become sober in order to take a decision! But that is not with Nico, he knows exactly what hes doing, hes in control of his thinking, so from the first moment he told me there was no doubt that this is the decision.Rosberg admitted he did not want to tell Wolff the news face to face as they returned from a series of press briefings in Malaysia, so instead waited until they were apart and informed his boss over the phone.I knew there was something as we spent a long time on the plane having dinner and talking about a lot of things, Wolff said. The moment I left the lounge in the morning to jump on the plane to Stuggart, Nico was going to Weisbaden, he called me. I said Im coming back, he said dont come back!Wolff said there was no doubt Rosberg is bowing out as a deserving world champion.The result shows he won the world championship and he is the best driver in Formula One today. The points show that. The way I have perceived the last couple of races is that he was incredibly professional and did what was needed. That incredible winning streak at the beginning of the season built the foundations, and he just drove it home.The Mercedes boss said Rosberg leaves big shoes to fill on several levels.Hes left a huge legacy, first of all the way hes decided to leave Formula One is something thats unheard of, something that all of us admire in a certain way, to call it a day when youre at the top. Hes been part of the development since the early days and such a strong competitor. The team has performed because the balance is right between the drivers and the dynamics within the team, travelling to 20 grands prix a year, the energy is hugely important and Nico was a big contributor to that energy in the team. I could go on for ten minutes...Besides the know-how, his skill as a driver, setting up the car, giving us direction on the set-up and the development of the car, direction on how to put the car on the race track, the interaction with Lewis and the engineers.Wholesale NFL Jerseys China .com) - The Calgary Flames aim to bounce back from their first regulation home loss of the campaign on Friday night when they host a Detroit Red Wings club that they swept in three meetings a season ago. Cheap NFL Jerseys Stitched .ca looks back at the stories and moments that made the year memorable. http://www.nflchinawholesalejerseys.com/ . Andreas Johnson had a goal and two assists while Jacob de la Rose also scored for Sweden (2-0-0). Esa Lindell and Rasmus Ristolainen replied for Finland (1-1-0) Lindell opened the scoring for Finland just 41 seconds into the game, but the hosts quickly regained their composure and tied the score less than four minutes later on Wennbergs first of the game.PITTSBURGH -- A classic sinkerballer, Charlie Morton has gotten out of countless jams by inducing a ground ball. On Wednesday, one turned his entire outing around. Morton shook off a shaky beginning to retire his final 11 batters over seven strong innings and the Pittsburgh Pirates maintained the best record in the majors with a 4-2 victory over the Miami Marlins. Morton (4-3) beat Miami for the second time in an 11-day span despite allowing six hits over his first three-plus innings. "Hes got pitches to get outs and to get on a roll," Pirates manager Clint Hurdle said. "Weve seen it in the past. The challenge in front of Charlie is consistency." The Marlins had a single during each of the first three innings against Morton, and they took a 2-0 lead when they opened the fourth inning with three consecutive hits. Donovan Solano drove in Giancarlo Stanton with a bloop single over Neil Walkers head for the games first run. But conceding Miamis second run was a trade-off Morton and the Pirates were willing to make. Logan Morrison scored when Adeiny Hechavarria followed by grounding into a double play. "Hes capable of getting two outs with one pitch with somebody on base more than anyone we have," Hurdle said. "I do think that did give him a boost of confidence going into the rest of the game." Morton did not allow any of the remaining hitters he faced to reach base. "Initially, I give up two runs, and I dont want to give up runs," Morton said. "I dont want to put anything on the shoulders of anyone else -- I want to do my job. So when I dont and I give up runs, thats frustrating. But I have trust and faith in the guys in this clubhouse; theyve been amazing all year. Its a lot of fun to watch." Morton, who also had an RBI single, did not walk a batter and had five strikeouts in allowing two runs on six hits. Justin Wilson pitched a perfect eighth, and Mark Melancon was aided by Walkers catch on Stantons line drive in earning his seventh save. Second baseman Walker went to his right to stab a ball that was heading up the middle, then in one motion quickly threw to first to double up Ed Lucas. Andrew McCutchen homered for the Pirates (69-44), who have won four straight and are a season-high 25 games over .500. Chriistian Yelich had two hits for Miami, which has lost four in a row and scored eight runs in that span. Wholesale Jerseys Authentic. "Weve had some good at-bats but were not stringing them together," Marlins manager Mike Redmond said. "Were piecing together one run here or one run there. Believe me, its very frustrating. I know our guys our frustrated. Youve got to keep plugging along and hopefully have that day where we string a bunch of hits together." The go-ahead run came sprinting home in the Pittsburgh fifth when Tom Koehlers pitch to Starling Marte almost struck Marte in the face as he squared around to bunt on a safety squeeze. Marte went down hard, and as the ball went to the backstop he jumped up to get out of the way as Jordy Mercer ran in from third. That was one of two wild pitches by Koehler (3-7), who also hit a batter and allowed four hits and a walk in five innings. The rookie was the losing pitcher the previous time Morton beat Miami less than two weeks prior. "Im still a little aggravated about the fifth, to allow two runs and make the team fight back," Koehler said. "Youve got to be able to shut it down, slam the door there. You give them a chance and theyre going to capitalize on it. They didnt necessarily score their two runs as much as I gave them to them." With one out and no one on in the fourth, McCutchen took a 3-1 pitch to right-centre for his 16th home run, the second homer allowed by Koehler in his past seven starts. McCutchen added an infield single in the eighth, and Pedro Alvarez followed with a sacrifice fly to pad the Pirates lead. McCutchen, who is batting .359 at home this season, has a streak of five straight multihit games. NOTES: The start of the game was delayed by rain for 36 minutes. ... Pirates LHP Wandy Rodriguez, on the disabled list since June 11 because of left forearm tightness, threw off a mound for the first time in his rehabilitation Tuesday. ... The Marlins have lost five straight at PNC Park, dating to last season. ... Two of the top rookie starters in the National League will pitch the series finale Thursday -- Pittsburghs Gerrit Cole (5-5, 3.69) and Miamis Jose Fernandez (8-5, 2.54). 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