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MONZA, Italy -- Valtteri Bottas thinks Williams can challenge Ferrari for the podium after qualifying fifth for the Italian Grand Prix. Saucony Shadow Original Black .Bottas split Ferrari and Red Bull on Saturday afternoon to put himself in the mix the race. The Finn says Williams pace so far this weekend has suggested it can compete with the Ferraris over a race distance.Asked what he could achieve from fifth, Bottas said: I think we might have an opportunity here to challenge some cars in front. Not the Mercedes but maybe the Ferrari - that will be nice. But we dont know how much more pace they have compared to practice. From our numbers there could be the possibility for fighting with them, and if it is possible then we will try.Williams dropped behind Force India in the battle for fourth at the Belgian Grand Prix. With Sergio Perez and Nico Hulkenberg having to settle for eighth and ninth on the grid, Bottas sees Italy as a perfect opportunity to shift the momentum back in favour of Williams.Its going to be very important in the battle with Force India. Now I have two cars between them and me, which is a great opportunity. With Felipe starting from 11th on a free tyre choice it could help in that battle. I just hope we make the right calls and things turn out well.When asked why Williams had seen such an upswing in performance between Spa and Monza, he replied: Theres nothing new in the car for Spa and Monza. I think this track suits our car better, thats most of it, and also the weekend started really well.The gaps are very, very small and if you get everything perfect you can gain a couple of places. Its the race that counts so we need to improve. Saucony Shadow Original Red . Klitschkos management company says the bout will be the Ukrainian fighters 25th world championship fight. The 1.83-meter (6-foot) Leapai defeated the previously unbeaten Denis Boytsov in November to become the WBOs mandatory challenger. Saucony Shadow 6000 Singapore . Andrew Luck lost his favourite target and the Indianapolis locker room lost one of its most revered leaders when Reggie Wayne was diagnosed Monday with a torn anterior cruciate ligament in his right knee that will cost him the rest of the season. . The Vancouver coach and an announced sellout crowd of 18,910 watched in dismay as the Canucks lost 7-4 to the New York Islanders on Monday night by squandering a 3-0 lead in the third period. HOUSTON -- They have crisscrossed the country, delivering basketball blowouts from coast to coast.Now the U.S. Olympic teams can finally take the only flight they really want.They were to depart together Tuesday night for Brazil, a trip thats expected to lead to gold.This is the exciting part, knowing that were about to go to Rio, mens star Carmelo Anthony said. Were about to just lock in in just one location, and we can just really focus on playing basketball and getting better individually and as a group.Anthony, at 32 the old man of the U.S. team, wasnt a fan of the early morning flights that the Americans took during their exhibition tour, as evidenced by DeMar DeRozans Instagram video of a team singalong during one trip.Now the teams can drop anchor and stick around in one spot -- theyre staying on a cruise ship along one of Brazils beautiful beaches.Im excited to see (Kevin Durant), DeMarcus Cousins, all the guys. I like them all, and its a great group of guys, Angel McCoughtry of the womens team said following its final exhibition in New York. Im ready to get to know them better and continue to hang out with these girls and have a good time in Rio. This is the Olympics, its a positive thing and were ready to go in there and have some fun.The men finished off their exhibition tour here Monday with a 110-66 rout of Nigeria, a game attended by the womens team after it arrived earlier in the day. After unveiling their team in New York in late June, the men reported three weeks later to training camp in Las Vegas and also played exhibition games in Los Angeles, Oakland and Chicago.They went 5-0, averaged 102.8 points and overwhelmed their opponents by 43 per game. The road to Rio was easy, but coach Mike Krzyzewski insists the Olympics wont be.The competition is going to get better. I mean, really good, Krzyzewski said.We play two games against teams that weve beaten, but theyll be a little bit different, in China and Venezuela. And then we play Australia, who is very goood. Saucony Shadow 6000 Shop. Theyll probably start five NBA players. And then you play Serbia, and we know them from the world championships, with (Milos) Teodosic and their big guys. And then you play France, who will probably have eight or nine NBA players. So it goes up. It goes up, and we have to react accordingly.The U.S. crushed China, the opponent in its opener Saturday, 106-57 and 107-57. The Americans beat Venezuela 80-45.The women played higher-caliber opponents during their tour, which started in Los Angeles before moving to the Northeast for victories over France, Canada and Australia. They are a heavy favorite to win a sixth consecutive gold medal in Rio and have won 41 consecutive Olympic contests, with the last loss coming in the 1992 semifinals.They gathered on July 23 and coach Geno Auriemma said Tuesday was the first real practice theyve had. He plans another Wednesday after they arrive in Rio.So were not as good as were going to be, and thats kind of the way its been for us at the Olympics, Auriemma said. We get better as the week goes on and thats certainly been the case since the 23rd.USA Basketball chairman Jerry Colangelo visited the womens team at practice and addressed the players afterward, wishing them luck in Rio.Durant and Anthony are the only players on the mens team who have played in the Olympics, while the women have much more experience playing together -- some even as college teammates under Auriemma at Connecticut. But there was still plenty of learning to do on and off the court during the tour, with more still come when the games start to count.I think theres a level of comfort now that you can tell that we have from our first game to our last warmup game, Maya Moore said.---AP Basketball Writer Doug Feinberg in New York contributed to this report.---Follow Brian Mahoney on Twitter: Cheap NFL Jerseys Cheap NBA Jerseys China ' ' '