SUZUKA, Japan -- McLaren-Hondas lack of competitiveness during qualifying for the Japanese Grand Prix is not just down to the power units lack of power, according to team bosses Eric Boullier and Yusuke Hasegawa. Reggie Nelson Jersey .Despite talking up its chances in the build-up to the weekend, the McLaren-Hondas qualified 15th and 17th at the Japanese engine manufacturers home race. The result came just one week after Jenson Button qualified ninth at the Malaysian Grand Prix and Fernando Alonso overcame a 45-place grid penalty to finish seventh.McLaren has previously boasted about having one of the best chassis on the grid, but in Japan it qualified behind both Toro Rossos, which use a less powerful, year-old Ferrari power unit. McLaren racing director Boullier admitted the problem in Suzuka was not simply a lack of power, but a lack of performance from the chassis as well.We [McLaren and Honda] both do everything we can, he said. Obviously Honda entered Formula One not a very long time ago, so they are still obviously catching up with the others. We have decided on the McLaren side to reset our car philosophy last year, so we are catching up as well.There are some car attitudes that are conditioned by some kinds of corners where we are not the best. We know we are the best in some other type of corners, because there is some GPS traces available on the market to compare. This track doesnt suit our chassis and obviously on the engine side we are not on the same performance level of Mercedes, so both combined make it a difficult weekend for us.On other track layouts we are surprisingly better just because for the same reasons we can exploit better the PU and we can use the car in some different attitudes where we know we are strong and we can be maybe the best chassis as well in some conditions.Asked where the McLaren would be with a Mercedes power unit, Boullier added: I dont think this weekend it would be at the top of the grid, but it would definitely be in a much better position.Honda F1 boss Hasegawa added: Its very tough [in Suzuka] and its a challenge for everything -- for the power unit, the downforce and the driver as well. Of course we need more power and maybe we can improve substantially [in all areas], apart from driver performance, I think.He joked: The positive side is Im proud we have some very good sake!Alonso took the 45-place grid penalty in Malaysia in order to use Hondas new and updated engine without penalty in Japan.Of course it is very disappointing and we expect more, Hasegawa said. The car characteristics are not suited to this circuit, so it is very unfortunate. But we took a great penalty in Malaysia, which was in preparation for this event of course. Bo Jackson Jersey . -- Stanfords Kevin Danser knelt on one knee and hardly moved on the sideline as Michigan State celebrated its Rose Bowl victory and his Cardinal teammates made their way to the locker room. Aldon Smith Jersey . -- Brandon Jennings made the most of his first game with the Detroit Pistons on Sunday night. http://www.cheapraidersjerseyselite.com/...i-cooper-jersey . The Clippers were angry about blowing a big lead; the Kings didnt like being in that kind of hole and nearly digging themselves out only to lose. OAKLAND, Calif. -- Just two days into his major league career, Ryon Healy isnt wasting any time carving out a name for himself.The Oakland Athletics third baseman hit a three-run homer for his first hit in the majors in a 5-4 victory over the Toronto Blue Jays on Saturday.He certainly has some power and he showed up today big for us, As manager Bob Melvin said.The 24-year-old Healy was called up from Triple-A Sacramento for the first time on Friday.I think you have to believe that you belong, he said. No matter where you are in life, you have to believe that you belong and just run with that.Khris Davis homered twice for Oakland and Sonny Gray snapped a 12-game winless streak. It was Davis ninth career multi-homer game, three of which came this season. The As have homered six times in two games, three of them by Davis.They are 12-10 since a dreadful stretch from May 1 to June 19 in which they lost 29 of 44.The Blue Jays, whod won eight of nine games going into the All-Star break, lost to Oakland for a second straight day to start the second half.Gray (4-8) ended a career-worst seven game skid. He was 0-7 with a 6.16 ERA over his previous 12 starts. He allowed three runs on six hits and four walks in six innings.Its been a really weird road in between wins, Gray said. Its been a long time and thereve been a lot of things that have happened. You just try and go out there and compete, I dont think its any secret things havent gone as you would hope the majority of the year.Healy crushed a 66 mph pitch off knuckleballer R.A. Dickey (7-10) for his three-run shot to left that highlighted a four-run rally in the bottom of the second inning.Thats the first slow knuckleball Ive thrown in four years that got hit out for a home run, Dickey said. I thought it would be a safe pitch. I was trying to find the speed it was moving most and today it was the harder. I felt good all day.Dickey hadnt allowed a three-run homer this season.Healy said hed never faced a knuckleballer at any level.I kind of peeked up and I was hoping it was going to stay fair because I saw it starting too fade a little bit, he said. David Amerson Jersey. Once it went out a big rush of adrenaline went through me.Dickey, whod won five of his previous eight starts, allowed five runs on five hits, including three homers, and three walks in six innings.Josh Thole was 2 for 3 with a two-run double for the Blue Jays and Edwin Encarnacion hit his 24th homer leading off the top of the third off Gray.Justin Smoak hit a solo homer, his 10th, off As closer Ryan Madson, who pitched the ninth for his 19th save.CHALLENGING TIMESA day after a replay ruling on a play at the plate figured prominently in an As 8-7 win, home plate was the center of two more challenges -- on the same play. After Blue Jays manager John Gibbons challenge overturned an As scoring play in the bottom of the seventh inning, As manager Bob Melvin challenged the reversal, contending that catcher Thole blocked Marcus Semiens path to the plate. Replay officials rejected Melvins argument. On Friday, Josh Reddick scored the tiebreaking run on a play at the plate that was overturned on a challenge.TRAINERS ROOMAthletics: C Josh Phegley, on the disabled list since July 2 with a strained right knee, could resume baseball activities within a week. ... LHP Sean Doolittle, out since June 26 with a left shoulder strain, could start throwing within a week. ... No timetable has been established for RHPs Henderson Alvarez (right shoulder surgery) and Fernando Rodriguez (right shoulder strain), out since March 25 and July 4.UP NEXTBlue Jays: LHP J.A. Happ is 6-0 with a 2.73 ERA over his last six starts. The Blue Jays are averaging 10.1 runs over that stretch. Happ (12-3, 3.36 ERA) has already tied his career high for wins in a season.Athletics: In his last seven starts, LHP Rich Hill is 6-0 with a 2.05 ERA with no home runs allowed. He is 1-0 with a 3.00 ERA in two starts since coming off the disabled list (left groin strain) on July 1. 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