chris webber: back in golden state to retire

it was only a few weeks ago when c-webb joined the golden state warriors. today though, the veteran is ready to announce his retirement after 15 years in the nba.

when he joined the warriors again earlier this year, there were questions as to how he will affect the chemistry within the team. it turns out that his arrival did not even make any great impact on the locker room nor on the hardcourt. he only played nine games in his second stint with the warriors before being sidelined again. so, it was really a good call on the part of the detroit pistons not to sign him.

with the golden state warriors defending their number 8 spot in the competitive western conference, i don't think webber's departure will be given much thought.


Rockets Still Rising, Beat Lakers For 22nd Straight W

i'm sorry rockets fans for saying that the houston ballclub will fall to the nuggets. well, obviously, they survived that game and a lot more to continue their hot streak which now stands at 22 after soundly beating the El Pueblo de Nuestra Senora la Reina de los Angeles de Porciuncula Lakers.

the rockets now won 26 of their last 27 games and 31 of their last 34. They have won 15 consecutive games at the Toyota Center, 10 in a row since Yao went out with a broken foot and 11 of their last 13 games by double digits. the lakers though are without center pau gasol. but then again, who would use that excuse knowing that the rockets are also without all-star center yao ming? oh, i forgot, a lot of people are still not sold on the rocket's meteoric rise in the west.

but kobe bryant a.k.a. black mamba, knows that the rockets are a special team for having won those 20+ wins. "People who say that are the same people who said me scoring 81 was nothing because we played against the Toronto Raptors. It has to have meaning. Every team in the NBA is a tough team. Any time you beat an NBA team or you go on a 21-game winning streak, that's absolutely amazing."

the rockets won the game with t-mac only scoring 11 points. but rafer alston scored 31 with eight three-pointers. great shooting night eh? the classy battier scored 14, recent acquisition bobby jackson scored 19 and luis scola scored 13 and grabbed 11 rebounds.

so, the rockets are now on top of the west. how far would the streak go? i won't answer that anymore. LOL.

2008 Australian Grand Prix Result - Lewis Hamilton Won

Lewis Hamilton Wins The 2008 Australian Grand Prix

a bit late again but here it goes. lewis hamilton won the 2008 australian grand prix which means he's got ten points and is obviously the leader in the drivers' championship standings. nick heidfeld who qualified fifth upstaged his teammate robert kubica to earn a second-place finish. nico rosberg, son of former world champion keke rosberg completed the top three.

rosberg's third place finish is his best so far. it is interesting to note that his father's last win in f1 was in the 1985 australian grand prix. keke also last participated in an f1 race in the 1986 australian gp.

anyway, only seven drivers finished the race. on fourth is renault's fernando alonso; mclaren's kovy, fifth; williams' nakajima, sixth. toro rosso's bourdais had an engine failure with just three laps to go, he was nevertheless placed seventh which means two points. defending champ kimi raikkonen also had engine problems and had to settle for eighth. honda's reubens barrichello was disqualified for leaving the pits while the red light was still on.

so what does the australian gp tells us? LH is still the man to beat in the early goings but expect kimi to be back on top. that is if his engine's failure does not mean that ferrari screwed up their car this season. also, bmw sauber is no longer the "best of the rest" as proven by kubica and heidfeld in qulifying and in the race. also, nico rosberg is a force to reckon with. as for alonso, well, he's not lying that they are still figuring out how to catch up to mclaren and ferrari.

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2008 Australian Grand Prix Qualifying - Lewis Hamilton On Pole

This might be a little late but here's the result for the 2008 Australian Grand Prix Qualifying:

First Session:
Five minutes to eliminate the sixth slowest drivers. Eliminated were Super Aguri's Takuma Sato and Anthony Davidson; Force India's Adrian Sutil and Giancarlo Fisichella; Sebastian Bourdais of Scuderia Toro Rosso and Nelson Piquet of Renault.

Second Session:
Six drivers were eliminated including defending champ Kimi Raikkonen after his Ferrari suffered fuel pressure problems. Also eliminated were former world champion Fernando Alonso, hometown hero Mark Webber, Honda drivers Jenson Button and Reubens Barrichello; and Williams' Kazuki Nakajima.

Third Session:
Nine drivers remained and all of them except Sebastian Vettel got the chance to post their fastest time. Due to an oil problem, the German started tenth in the grid. Of the remaining drivers, Lewis Hamilton, last year's runner up posted the fastest lap time. The Briton was followed by Robert Kubica of BMW Sauber, Heikki Kovalainen of McLaren, Felipe Massa of Ferrari, Nick Heidfeld of BMW Sauber, Jarno Trulli of Toyota, Nico Rosberg of Williams, and David Coulthard of Red Bull. Toyota's Timo Glock made it to the third session but was demoted due to two five place grid penalties for a gearbox change and impeding Webber during qualifying.