SAKHIR, Bahrain -- Lewis Hamilton edged Mercedes teammate Nico Rosberg after an intense race-long duel to take victory by just one second at the Bahrain Grand Prix on Sunday. Troy Aikman Jersey . The two Mercedes were predictably in a different league to their rivals and recorded their second one-two finish in eight days after Hamiltons victory last weekend in Malaysia. With no team orders, the two were allowed to race for the lead and there were several close calls when the pair came inches away from colliding, providing a thrilling spectacle under the lights at the Bahrain International Circuit. "It was very, very fair and it was very hard to keep him behind," Hamilton said. "He was very fast on the option tires and I was on the knife-edge the whole time. ... Me and Nico havent had a race like that since back in our karting days. In our first (karting) race, he led all day and I overtook him on the last lap and won, and I thought for sure he is going to do that to me today." Force Indias Sergio Perez was third in his first podium finish since 2012 and his teammate Nico Hulkenberg fifth. Daniel Ricciardo finished fourth, getting the better of his Red Bull teammate and defending four-time F1 champion Sebastian Vettel, who finished sixth. Vettel suffered the ignominy of being ordered by his team to let the quicker Ricciardo pass when they were fighting for position early in the race. Williams drivers Felipe Massa and Valtteri Bottas had looked poised to challenge for a podium place but they were hurt by the timing of a late safety car and finished seventh and eighth, with the Ferraris of Fernando Alonso and Kimi Raikkonen filling the final two points positions in ninth and 10th. The race was closely fought up and down the field throughout, providing a boost for the sport after a tepid opening two races of the season, and the safety car set up a nail-biting shootout for the final 11 laps. Hamilton was ahead but on the harder of the two tires while Rosberg was on the softer rubber. While behind the safety car, both drivers were cautioned by team racing director Paddy Lowe to race fairly and ensure both cars made it to the finish. Twice Rosberg was able to pull off passing moves at the end of the main straight, but both times Hamilton was able to get better drive out of the ensuing corners and narrowly stayed ahead in some enthralling wheel-to-wheel racing. Rosbergs tires began to wear out and he was not able to mount a challenge over the final three laps. "It was the most exciting race I have done in my career," Rosberg said. "Lewis did a great job defending -- it was a massive fight. I thought Id got him about nine times but it didnt work out; he always got the run back on me." Rosberg did have the comfort of staying ahead in the drivers championship with 61 points compared to Hamiltons 50. 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The Maple Leafs handed their embattled head coach a two-year contract extension on Thursday, while at the same time announcing that assistants Dave Farrish, Greg Cronin and Scott Gordon will not be back.Washington, DC (SportsNetwork.com) - The fourth longest winning streak in Clippers history came to an end in the nations capital Friday night, as Bradley Beal, John Wall and the Washington Wizards handed Los Angeles a 104-96 defeat at Verizon Center. Beal scored a season-best 29 points while Wall added 10 points and 11 assists for the Wizards, who have won six in a row at Verizon Center and are off to the best home start (11-2) in franchise history. Marcin Gortat chipped in with 18 points, and he and Kris Humphries helped limit Blake Griffin to 14 points -- nearly 10 below his season average. Chris Paul recorded 19 points, seven rebounds and six assists but committed six of LAs 18 turnovers. The Clippers had won nine in a row since a road loss in Memphis on Nov. 23 and were 10-1 in their previous 11 meetings with Washington. The Wizards, though, jumped out to an early lead and never relinquished it en route to a stateement win. Chuck Howley Cowboys Jersey. They brought a 30-21 advantage into the second quarter, and Walls 3-pointer in the final minute of the half extended the margin to 57-42. Gortat put in 12 points in the third quarter, and his jumper with 3:11 left in the frame gave Washington its biggest lead at 75-57. Beal began the fourth with a 3-pointer and added a tip-in off a turnover for an 85-67 cushion, but five Washington giveaways during a 10-0 run cut the Clippers deficit to single digits. Eight was as close as it got, however, as Paul Pierce scored off a backdoor pass from Wall, and Rasual Butler drained a fadeaway to quell LAs momentum. Game Notes The Wizards have won seven of their last eight overall ... Wall has posted seven straight games with 10-plus assists ... Washington assisted on 28 of 39 made baskets ... Clippers center Spencer Hawes exited early with a bruised left knee. ' ' '