SUPPORT FOR PARIS Drivers wore black armbands as a sign of mourning for those killed in deadly attacks in Paris. In addition, a French flag decorated with a black ribbon was displayed on a truck used during the drivers’ parade before the race. The race at Interlagos was run on a dry day free of rain, which is often a feature of the Brazilian GP outside S„o Paulo. It made for a race with few incidents, and little excitement in the racing. Rosberg safely protected his lead at the start with Hamilton right behind. Both pitted early and Rosberg managed to hold the lead by 0.9 seconds after the first round of stops with Vettel and Raikkonen right behind. A third of the way through, Hamilton was closing on Rosberg – cutting the gap to 0.4 seconds – with Vettel slipping sevens second behind the leaders. But that was as close as Hamilton ever got. “I’m faster but I can’t get close,” Hamilton said over the team radio as he began to slip further off the lead in second place. That summed up the day. Two more pits, and the positions held with almost no passing in the entire race. SAO PAULO (AP): Nico Rosberg won yesterday’s Brazilian Grand Prix, leading from start to finish to beat Mercedes teammate and already-crowned season champion Lewis Hamilton. Rosberg started from pole and won his second consecutive race – his fifth victory of the season – to clinch second place in the season standings with one race to run in Abu Dhabi. Rosberg and Hamilton spent the entire race 1-2, remaining that way through three pits stops. Hamilton turned some of the fastest laps near the end but could not catch his teammate and rival. Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel finished third and teammate Kimi Raikkonen was fourth, exactly the way the top four racers started on the grid. It was Hamilton’s ninth race in Brazil, and he has yet to win. He often compares his struggle to that of Brazilian great Ayrton Senna, who needed eight races to win his home race.
LONG BEACH – High school girls water polo teams begin their quest for various CIF Southern Section Division titles today at 3:15 p.m. with wild-card games at sites throughout the Southland. Those who are fortunate enough to survive will take part in first-round playoff matchups, which are tentatively scheduled for Thursday. The Griffens, who finished runner-up to Newport Harbor in the Sunset League, will host a good El Toro team. The Jackrabbits, who finished third in Moore League, heads to Corona del Mar. The Rams, who finished second in Moore League, will take on Irvine in the top bracket and will likely face No. 1 seeded Foothill in the second round. In Division III, Downey, the two-time CIF-SS Division VI and defending San Gabriel Valley champions, will have its hands full with visiting Chino Hills High on Thursday. Today, Cerritos, the No. 2 entry from the SGVL, will be hosting Rowland while Warren, the No. 3, will have to go on the road to face South Pasadena in a pair of Wild-card matchups. Wilson, Los Alamitos and Poly were all placed in the lower bracket and will have to get through a field that includes heavyweights like Montebello and Corona del Mar to get to the semifinals. The Bruins, who recaptured the Moore League title this season, were placed in the lower bracket and will start off at home against Mater Dei. Earl Williams can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!