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LOS ANGELES -- The Los Angeles Dodgers will turn to Kenta Maeda to start Game 5 of the National League Championship Series against the Chicago Cubs on Thursday. Puma Creeper Velvet Danmark .Maeda (0-1), and not ace Clayton Kershaw, will get the baseball in a crucial contest of the series, which is tied at two games apiece. Games 6 and 7 (if necessary) will be at Wrigley Field this weekend.Maeda gets the call despite his inability to deliver so far in the postseason. Although the 28-year-rookie from Japan received a no-decision in Game 1 of the NLCS, he allowed three runs on four hits in four innings, walking three and striking out two.Maeda lost his other playoff start in Game 3 of the National League Division Series against the Washington Nationals, serving up four runs on five hits in three innings in his second-shortest start of the season.Its one reason some in the media speculated Roberts might go to Kershaw again on three days rest.Well, I think that (Thursday) isnt a deciding game, Roberts said, insisting hes sticking with Maeda.Roberts also said Kershaw wasnt available for Game 5 of the NLDS against the Nationals. However, Roberts surprised many in the baseball world by bringing in Kershaw to close the series clincher and record the final two outs after closer Kenley Jansen worked the previous 2 1/3 innings.Its not an elimination game, Roberts continued. And I think the accumulation of (Kershaws) usage over the last 10 days plays a factor in our decision. So, I think that for us thinking through it, the best thing for us is to have him pitch Game 6 and have Kenta go Thursday.Maeda realizes he needs to deliver.Im not going to be too careful even though I havent been pitching well in the postseason, Maeda said of his approach for the game. What Im going to be really focused on is just pitching well (Thursday) and not worry too much about what I have done in the past.Jon Lester (1-0, 0.64), who didnt factor into the decision in Game 1 against the Dodgers, will get the nod for the Cubs. Lester allowed a run on four hits with three strikeouts and a walk in six innings in the series opener. However, manager Joe Maddon lifted him for a pinch-hitter despite Lester throwing only 77 pitches (47 strikes).Lester wasnt pleased with Maddons decision initially but said he calmed down once he got in the dugout.I knew it was a grind, even though the pitch count wasnt as high as it could have been with how I was throwing the ball, said Lester, who served up a pinch-hit home run to Andre Ethier in what turned out to be an 8-4 win by the Cubs. But like I said then, I dont get paid to make decisions. I pitch as long as he tells me to pitch.Said Maddon, The other day at home, he wasnt the sharpest but still gave us a strong opportunity to win that game, and we eventually did. So, I like his mound demeanor right now.In his last start at Dodger Stadium, Lester, who finished the regular season 19-5 with a 2.44 ERA in 32 starts, threw six scoreless innings in a 1-0 win by Los Angeles. Rihanna Puma Sko Danmark . But Bourque, who has missed three games with a lower-body injury, wont be in the lineup when the Habs travel to Buffalo to take on the Sabres on Wednesday. Puma Rihanna Sko .Y. -- Marcell Dareus and the Buffalo Bills defence made life miserable for Super Bowl MVP Joe Flacco. http://www.rihannacreepersdk.com/rihanna-creepers-velvet-creepers-dk.html . -- Former San Diego Chargers safety Paul Oliver was found dead at his Atlanta-area home Tuesday night, and a medical examiner said Wednesday that the ex-player committed suicide. FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- Its been two months since Tom Brady returned to the field after serving a four-game suspension. In his eight games back, Brady has played at an MVP level in leading his team to the cusp of yet another AFC East title.But as New England (10-2) prepares to host the Baltimore Ravens on Monday night, the ghost of Deflategate has emerged this week -- even as Brady insists its the furthest thing from his mind.In the initial months after Deflategate began, court papers surfaced as a part of a lawsuit Brady filed against the NFL to fight his suspension. They revealed a claim that a Ravens employee contacted the Indianapolis Colts about deflated footballs used in Baltimores playoff loss to the Patriots the week before the AFC title game in 2015. Those claims were refuted by the Ravens.Brady was suspended for what the NFL determined was his role in a scheme by the Patriots to underinflate footballs used in that 2015 AFC championship game.I think you just try to put everything aside, and whether it was that or whether it was a playoff game a couple of years ago or whether it was a regular-season game a couple of years ago or championship games, Brady said this week. I mean, none of those really matter.What does matter is that the outcome of Mondays game will have playoff implications for both teams.New England can clinch the AFC East for what would be an NFL-record eighth consecutive season with a victory and Miami loss or tie. The Patriots would also earn a first-round bye with a win and losses by Miami and Pittsburgh.Baltimore (7-5) has won four of its past five games, but entered the week tied with the Steelers for first place in the AFC North.Under coach John Harbaugh the Ravens have been one of the few teams that have consistently played the Patriots close. In six games at Gillette Stadium under Harbaugh, the Ravens are 2-4, but their four defeats have come by an average of four points. That includes the 35-31 loss in the 2015 playoff loss.We do appreciate it, Harbaugh said of the rivalry with New England. Were glad to be in this game. Were glad weve earned the right to play a meaningful game in December, most especially against the team were about to play, because theyre always in that position.Here are some other things to watch for in Mondayy nights matchup:GROUND GAME: The Ravens entered the week with the NFLs top-ranked defense, giving up 296. Puma Suede Rihanna Beige. 1 yards per game overall and an NFL-low 73.8 rushing yards per game. That unit will be tested this week when it tries to slow down New England RB LeGarrette Blount, who has a league-best 13 rushing touchdowns.PLAYING THROUGH PAIN: The spotlight has been on Patriots TE Martellus Bennett since Rob Gronkowski was placed on injured reserve following season-ending back surgery Dec. 1. Bennett continues to deal with an ankle issue that slowed him in New Englands win over the Rams. He was targeted just four times in that game, finishing with two catches for 4 yards. He also had a pair of holding penalties.Bennett acknowledged he is not 100 percent, but said his working through it.The thing about playing this sport is its always something. You never go through a season without having some kind of nick or tear, Bennett said. I just keep going. Im like the Energizer bunny. I just try to find a way.OLD MANS GAME: While many people have marveled at the play of Brady at age 39, a lot of that same praise was heaped on 37-year-old Ravens WR Steve Smith by the Patriots. Smith has 54 catches for 589 yards this season. Hes also been a nuisance in his past two games against New England, amassing 145 receiving yards and a touchdown. Patriots CB Malcolm Butler called Smith one of his favorite players.Lot of respect, man, Butler said. At the age of 37, he looks like hes out there running around like hes 26 or 27.EYES ON JONES: Its been a challenging season for Patriots rookie cornerback and punt returner Cyrus Jones. He had his fourth fumble of the season last week against Los Angeles, and is averaging only 4.7 yards per punt return. He was replaced by Danny Amendola, who promptly suffered an ankle injury. But Jones said hes hoping to get more chances to prove himself.Ill just take whatever opportunities I get, Jones said. Dannys out, so somebody has to get back there and try to do it.---For more NFL coverage: http://www.pro32.ap.org and http://www.twitter.com/AP-NFL---Follow Kyle Hightower on Twitter at http://www.twitter.com/khightower Cheap NFL Jerseys Cheap NFL Jerseys China Cheap Jerseys From China Cheap NFL Jerseys Authentic Wholesale Jerseys China Cheap NFL Jerseys China NFL Cheap Jerseys ' ' '



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