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MUNICH---Bayern Munich chairman Karl-Heinz
Rummenigge has criticised Bundesliga rivals for
not postponing the start of the season due to players
late involvement in the World Cup.
The German league is due to resume on August
22 and Rummenigge had suggested delaying the start
for another week to give international players involved
in the World Cup final more rest.
Rummenigge tells Bild, "That was rejected on the
grounds it was the only chance to give Bayern prob-
Bayern had nine players involved on the final week-
end of the World Cup---seven on the victorious Ger-
man side, as well as Dante and Arjen Robben for
Brazil and Netherlands, respectively, in the third-
Rummenigge says "I miss the solidarity among
the clubs that send many players to the World Cup."
slams Bundesliga rivals
TURIN---Spanish forward Alvaro Morata has com-
pleted a £20 million ($27 million) transfer from
Real Madrid to Juventus.
Juventus announced details of the deal yesterday,
saying that Morata signed a five-year contract with
The deal also includes an option for Madrid to buy
Morata back for up to £30 million ($40.6 million)
after either the 2015-16 or 2016-17 seasons---with
the buy-back price determined by how many matches
The 21-year-old Morata scored ten goals in 37
league appearances for Madrid in the past four seasons.
At Juve, Morata could be a second option in attack
behind Carlos Tevez and fellow Spaniard Fernando
Days after Massimiliano Allegri replaced Antonio
Conte as coach, Juventus has also expressed interest
in signing Argentine midfielder Roberto Peyrera. (AP)
HOCKENHEIM---Formula One champi-
onship leader Nico Rosberg claimed pole
position for the German Grand Prix as
Mercedes team-mate Lewis Hamilton
crashed out in yesterday s qualifying ses-
sion and will start 15th on the grid.
Rosberg completed the fastest lap on the
Hockenheimring in one minute, 16.540 sec-
onds in the third part of the session for
what was also the weekend s fastest time.
"Home race, to be on pole is fantastic,"
the German said. "Of course I would have
preferred it was an open fight with Lewis.
I was a little less happy as a result (of Hamil-
ton s crash) because Lewis didn t have a
shot at it in the end but all in all, yeah, a
fantastic day up to now."
Hamilton crashed in the first part of the
session, leading to a seven-minute delay
after the British driver spectacularly spun
off the track and crashed into barriers at
Hamilton told his team that his brakes
failed coming into the very sharp corner
and Mercedes confirmed that a right-front
brake disc failure was to blame.
Hamilton was checked out at the medical
centre and seemed relatively unscathed.
Rosberg said he wasn t worried about
having the same issue with his brakes as
both drivers cars are fitted with different
Valtteri Bottas and Felipe Massa completed
a day to remember for Williams by finishing
second and third, respectively.
"Well done to everyone but Mercedes is
still ahead," Bottas said. "I really felt I got
everything out of the car today."
Kevin Magnussen claimed a commendable
fourth place for McLaren, and the Dane was
followed by Red Bull s Daniel Ricciardo and
Sebastian Vettel in fifth and sixth.
"I think other people were able to get more and
more out of the track whereas we seemed to stabilise
around a certain lap time," said defending four-time
champion Vettel. "It s a long race, anything can hap-
Vettel s optimism isn t supported by recent history.
Nobody has won from outside the top three starters
at Hockenheim since the track was re-profiled in
Ferrari s Fernando Alonso, Daniil Kvyat of Toro
Rosso, and Force India drivers Nico Hulkenberg and
Sergio Perez completed the top ten on an afternoon
when track temperatures climbed to 56 degrees C.
McLaren s Jenson Button, Ferrari s Kimi Raikkonen,
Jean-Eric Vergne of Toro Rosso, Sauber s Esteban
Gutierrez and Romain Grosjean of Lotus were all
eliminated with Hamilton in qualifying s second cut.
Gutierrez was carrying a three-place penalty into
the session for causing a collision with Lotus Pastor
Maldonado at the British Grand Prix so his 14th was
knocked back to 17th, meaning Hamilton will start
today in 15th rather than 16th.
Rosberg, who was also fastest in the morning s
final practice session, holds a four-point lead over
his British team-mate and is ideally placed to extend
it after his fourth pole from five races.
Speaking in German, Rosberg expressed his relief
that "we re still the fastest" despite the removal from
all cars of the front and rear interconnected suspension
systems which were deemed to be possibly illegal by
the FIA. (AP)
Rosberg claims pole position for German GP
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