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Its possible that by the time the Jon Lester takes the mound to start tonights game that five of the six division champs will have been crowned, including all of the National League titles. wholesale jerseys . However, with a three-teams-for-two-spots wild-card race in the NL in progress, tonights match-up of NL Central rivals is far from meaningless.While their wild-card foes, the Mets and the Giants, spent the weekend facing opponents that may lose 90-plus games this year, the Cardinals were tasked with traveling to Wrigley Field to play the best team in baseball. Through two games of the series, though, the Cardinals havent lost any ground as all three teams split their Friday and Saturday contests. St. Louis will send its best pitcher this year, and presumed starter of the NL wild-card game should they get there, Carlos Martinez to the mound. Thanks to a rotation otherwise full of starters with ERAs well above 4.00, the Cardinals have to feel confident with Martinez and his 3.16 ERA manning the bump, but their enthusiasm must be tempered by the realization theyll be facing the Cubs ace, Jon Lester. Since joining the Cubs as a free-agent signing before the 2015 season, Lester has pitched 45 1/3 innings against St. Louis and has a 2.18 ERA.With this marking the end of Sunday Night Baseball telecasts, it means our Chalk handicappers will be gearing up for the postseason as well, and for the second year in a row, our team of handicappers will enter October as net winners over the course of the regular season. Tonight we get divergent side plays from Joe Peta (11-8, +5.08 units on the season) and Andrew Lange (6-8, -2.08 units). cheap jerseys . If ever they start actually putting pictures beside words in the dictionary, the Blue Jays left-handers mug will appear beside “Consistency. wholesale nfl jerseys .C. -- When North Carolina freshman Ryan Switzer reported to training camp in August he was a little miffed to learn he was third on the depth chart at punt returner. . Capitals head coach Adam Oates said Ovechkin was injured in the first period against the Vancouver Canucks on Monday and clarified it was not a head injury. When Clemson linebacker Ben Boulware decided that Syracuses Dontae Strickland had gone far enough, his WWE-style takedown raised some eyebrows and lit up social media.Boulware just shrugged when questioned about the bone-jarring tackle during Saturdays game, which the Tigers won 54-0.Its football. Im trying to get him down, the senior said. The way I tackled him, people are going to freak out, but hes trying to get extra yards. Im trying to not let him get extra yards.Its one of many stout defensive plays that go largely unnoticed nationally in the high-powered Atlantic Coast Conference.Its understandable. The ACC has more than its fair share of topflight offensive players -- Louisville quarterback Lamar Jackson, Clemsons Deshaun Watson, and Florida State tailback Dalvin Cook top that list. But the fiery Boulware is one of many NFL-caliber standouts on the other side of the ball in the league.Each ACC team has at least three great players on their defense, said former Clemson star Shaq Lawson, a first-round pick of the Buffalo Bills in the 2016 NFL draft. They always have like a first-round pick. Last year, we had two first-round ACC defensive players (Lawson and Louisvilles Sheldon Rankins). It was just crazy.Boulware, along with DT Dexter Lawrence and DL Christian Wilkins have combined for 171 tackles, 22.5 tackles for a loss, and 9.5 sacks. That relentless sort of play has helped Clemson coach Dabo Swinney put a stamp on his own brand of football.Weve had some great players like Shaq, like Boulware, that are just blue-collar guys that buy in, provide great leadership, and, you know, are sold out to be the best they can be, Swinney said. I think thats critical when you have guys of that type of caliber, that type of talent, that lead and provide the type of leadership that you need for the rest of your team because thats how you establish your culture.Coach Steve Addazio has struggled to win games in the conference since taking over at Boston College three years ago. The Eagles were winless last year and are 1-5 this season. After spending five years as an assistant at Florida, Addazio appreciates more than most what hes seeing on a weekly basis.I think that the level of play is the highest its ever been. Thats without a doubt, Addazio said. And what youre seeing is some elite players playing at a high, high level.A look at some of the defensive stalwarts of the ACC:- DeMarcus Walker, Florida State: The 6-4, 280-pound DE leads the nation with 10.5 sacks to match his total from last year and has three forced fumbles. Hes the first Seminole since Peter Boulware (1995-96) to record double-digit sack seasons in consecutive years and the third to have two double-digit sack seasons (Reinard Wilson did it in 1994 and `96).People thought last year was a fluke and it just happened like a lottery thing. It was hard work, said Walker, projected to be drafteed next year on the second or third round. cheap jerseys from china. They didnt see the vision or goal I had, so I had to do it again for the message to get through. Im hungry, I still have more to prove.- Ejuan Price, Pittsburgh: The 5-11, 250-pound sixth-year senior LB has nine sacks, three forced fumbles, and 14 solo TFLs for a national-best 91 yards lost. Hes projected as a fourth- or fifth-round pick in the 2017 NFL draft.- Duke Ejiofor, Wake Forest: The 6-4, 270-pound junior DL has eight sacks and at least a half sack in every game this season. Against Duke in Week 2, he registered seven tackles, including four TFLs and three sacks, and forced two fumbles. His health is a big reason for his improved play. He missed the first five games of 2015 with a concussion suffered during preseason camp.- Tarvarus McFadden, Florida State: The 6-2, 198-pound sophomore leads the nation with seven interceptions, just ahead of Louisvilles Jaire Alexander and Jessie Bates of Wake Forest, who have five.- Cordrea Tankersley, Clemson: The 6-1, 200-pound cornerback has 40 tackles, five TFLs and eight pass breakups this season. The senior could become the first Tiger cornerback in the past decade to be picked before the third round of the NFL draft.- Marquez White, Florida State: The 6-foot, 184-pound senior made a name for himself last year after being targeted on only 7 percent of the throws by opposing quarterbacks. Hes projected as second- or third-round pick in the 2017 NFL draft.- Brandon Facyson, Virginia Tech: The 6-1, 191-pound CB has 31 tackles, 2.5 TFLs, eight pass breakups, and two forced fumbles this season. Hes projected to be picked on the third or fourth rounds of the 2017 NFL draft.- Carlos Watkins, Clemson: The 6-3, 305-pound redshirt senior DT controls the middle of the field and is a plug on the run. His stand-your-ground play allows a quicker tackle like freshman Dexter Lawrence to get into the backfield. Watkins is projected to be picked on the second or third rounds of the 2017 NFL draft.- Harold Landry, Boston College: The 6-3, 250-pound junior defensive lineman has nine sacks and has forced five fumbles to tie for tops in the nation with James Hearns of Louisville and Jimmie Gilbert of Colorado.- LB Micah Kiser and CB Quin Blanding, Virginia: Kiser ranks third in the nation in tackles with 102 and Blanding is 12th with 90. Barring injury, the juniors are on pace to finish 1-2 in tackles in the ACC for the second straight year.---AP Sports Writers Pete Iacobelli in South Carolina, John Wawrow in New York, Joe Reedy in Florida, Hank Kurz in Virginia, Joedy McCreary in North Carolina,---More AP college football: and .---Follow Kekis on Twitter: ;Cheap MLB Jerseys cheap jerseys Cheap Jerseys Free Shipping cheap nfl jerseys Cheap Jerseys USA China Jerseys Cheap NFL Authentic Jerseys Cheap Jerseys For Sale Cheap NFL Jerseys China Wholesale Jerseys Cheap NBA Jerseys ' ' '