Jenson Button says he is enjoying being able to fight again with other drivers in 2016 now that McLaren has become more competitive in Formula Ones pecking order.After struggling in 2015 following a switch back to Honda power, McLaren has already recorded 15 points more in 2016 than it did throughout the whole of last season. As a result, the British team sits seventh in the constructors standings and is just three points shy of sixth-placed Toro Rosso.The closer you get to the front the better it is and at least we can fight now, Button said. Before we would qualify OK and then wed just say goodbye to everyone because of our deployment.This year we have good deployment, the problem is as soon as were in a battle in a race we struggle to overtake because we dont have certain things we need to help us overtake.When asked whether it is more difficult going through an uncompetitive period having enjoyed previous success in his career, the 2009 world champion replied: It is tough and a lot of drivers would have jumped to other teams, as weve seen with many drivers jumping teams.Sometimes it works out for you and you jump into a car that is winning and [winning] consistently. There was a bit of a slump, especially 2013 was pretty tough after being so competitive the previous three years, and we expected that to be a great year for us.Button is convinced the significant progress McLaren has made in the past year is a sign that the Woking-based outfit is heading in the right direction after failing to win a grand prix -- and having not finished higher than fifth in the constructors standings -- since 2012.Its definitely [going] in the right direction, but I think if you compare us to Red Bull were still a long way behind in terms of aero. I think they have a very strong car aerodynamically, I think we all know that their power unit is not as strong as Mercedes so its a good team to judge ourselves against.Theres good progress but youre never happy until youre fighting at the front and were definitely not. Still got a long way to go, but Im positive that the people in the team will make good steps for next year. Frank Kaminsky Hornets Jersey . LOUIS -- St. Miles Bridges Jersey . Defencemen Drew Doughty, Shea Weber and forward Ryan Getzlaf also scored for the Canadians, who started their gold-medal defence 2-0. Goalie Roberto Luongo, getting the call in place of Game 1 starter Carey Price, was solid when needed in making 23 saves for the shutout. http://www.hornetsteamproshop.com/Cheap-Michael-Kidd-Gilchrist-Hornets-Jersey/ . -- Damian Lillard and LaMarcus Alrdridge were again the go-to duo for the Trail Blazers against the Kings. Miles Bridges Hornets Jersey . The Vikings announced Thursday that Priefer will be one of seven holdovers from the previous staff, along with offensive line coach Jeff Davidson, wide receivers coach George Stewart and others. Norv Turner will mark his 30th year of coaching in the NFL as the offensive co-ordinator, as widely reported for weeks, and George Edwards will be the defensive co-ordinator. Cody Zeller Hornets Jersey . LOUIS -- Cardinals cleanup hitter Allen Craig says hes recovered from a foot injury and ready to be put on St.The Minnesota Wild have signed forward Matt Cooke to a three-year, $7.5 million contract. In 48 games with the Pittsburgh Penguins last season, Cooke picked up 21 points and 48 penalty minutes. He also played in 15 playoff games contributing four assists and 35 minutes in penalties. He was originally drafted in the sixth-round, 144th overall in the 1997 NHL Entry Draft by the Vancouver Canucks.dddddddddddd During his career he has also played for Washington Capitals. Cooke has also been suspended multiple times for illegal hits over the course of his career including being banned for the final 10 games of the 2010/11 regular season and the first round of the playoffs for elbowing Rangers defenceman Ryan McDonagh. ' ' '