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CHICAGO -- The Chicago Cubs have their aces rested and ready as the New York Mets come to town for a series that starts Monday.Left-hander Jon Lester and righty Jake Arrieta offer what Chicago hopes is a one-two punch in consecutive night games against the reigning National League champions.Lester will have had eight days between starts while Arrieta will have had 10 days away his last appearance.Im eager to see how these guys react to the extra time off, said Cubs manager Joe Maddon on Sunday.The Cubs have something to prove after being swept by the Mets in four games in New York between June 30 and July 3. Chicago was also eliminated by New York in four games in the 2015 National League Championship Series.Chicago has lost eight straight to New York after taking seven straight regular-season games during 2015.Lester (9-4, 3.01 ERA) faces left-hander Steve Matz (7-5, 3.38 ERA) on Monday and looks to right himself after allowing 12 earned runs in his last two starts. He had given up just 24 runs total in his first 16 starts.Lester gave up a season-high eight runs in a career-low 1 1/2 innings in his outing on July 3 at Citi Field.Chicago appears to be shaking off a pre-All Star game slump in which it lost 15 of 20 games.The Cubs (55-36) then won three straight, including a 6-5 victory over Pittsburgh, just before the break. The Rangers broke that winning streak with Sundays 4-1 victory but the Cubs still took two of three from the American League West leaders.The Mets (49-42) had also been struggling to gain traction prior to the break, dropping four of their last six and losing ground to first-place Washington in the National League East.But on Sunday, New York claimed a 5-0 victory over the Phillies thanks to Jacob deGroms dominant, complete-game, one-hit shutout. The Mets took two of three in the post-All Star Game series.Matz, who started the season at 7-1, gets first crack at Chicago.He took the loss in the Mets 3-2 loss to Washington on July 10 after working seven innings and allowing three runs on six hits. He is 4-2 on the road this season in seven road starts.The marquee matchup of the series may come Tuesday when Arrieta (12-4, 2.68 ERA) goes against Mets right-hander Noah Syndergaard (9-4, 2.56 ERA). Both seek a return to earlier form after struggling prior to the break.Not picking up a ball for four days was exactly what I needed, said Arrieta, who had lost three of his last four decisions -- including one to the Mets -- since June 22. Sometimes you need that mental downtime, spending time with (son) Cooper and my family was tremendous. I picked up the ball for the first time in four or five days and threw the best pen Ive thrown all year.Syndergaard, who will make his 19th appearance, has thrown 105 2/3 innings and also welcomed the All-Star break.I was really fatigued the last part of the first half of the season, he told reporters. I just needed a little bit of a break.Syndergaard, who departed a July 8 game against the Nationals with what was described as arm fatigue, threw a 20-pitch bullpen session on Saturday.Mets right-hander Bartolo Colon (8-4, 3.11 ERA) is scheduled to take the mound in Wednesdays series finale, facing righty Kyle Hendricks (8-6, 2.41 ERA).Also Sunday, the Mets announced they have recalled outfielder Michael Conforto from Triple-A Las Vegas where he was hitting .344 with three homers and 15 RBI in 61 at-bats. New York optioned Brandon Nimmo to Triple-A in a corresponding move. Cheap Adidas Nmd Shoes Online . 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Duchene scored two goals and had an assist, helping the Colorado Avalanche beat the Carolina Hurricanes 4-2 on Friday night to match the best 10-game start in team history. LOS ANGELES -- In another change to the original plan, the press center for Los Angeles bid to host the 2024 Olympics would be relocated to the University of Southern California campus near the proposed media village. The Secret Service would take the lead role in Games security.LA2024 announced Friday that the Main Press Center once planned for NBC Universals studio lot would instead be at USCs downtown Los Angeles campus and the lot in Universal City would host the International Broadcast Center as originally proposed.LA2024 submitted its second bid file covering governance, legal and venue funding to the International Olympic Committee on Friday. The IOC said it received dossiers from Paris, Budapest and Rome, even though the latters bid has been rejected by its city council.The IOC said it was still in contact with the Italian Olympic committee and Rome bid leaders. The IOC will select the 2024 host city in September 2017.We are eliminating unknowns and ensuring we can deliver what we promise, bid chairman Casey Wasserman said. LA 2024 is more optimistic than ever that we can create for the Olympic movement a high-tech, low-risk and sustainable new games for the new era of Olympic Agenda 2020.The MPC and media housing would be part of the proposed downtown sports park that would include venues for 14 sports, with the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum, a temporary aquatics venue and Staples Center as the highlights.The athletes village would be across town on the UCLA campus.LA2024 is proposing four sports parks, with the others in the South Bay near Torrance, Long Beach and the San Fernando Valley,, as opposed to having a single Olympic Park as recent games have had.dddddddddddd Last month, LA2024 added three existing venues -- the Long Beach convention center, Honda Center in Anaheim and Riviera Country Club in Los Angeles -- to its plans while emphasizing the use of existing venues to avoid costly construction and cost overruns that have plagued Olympic host cities in recent years.The media village would be anchored by USCs new University Village housing development, set to be completed in fall 2017.LA 2024s media offering is another example of the benefits of having critical Games-ready infrastructure in the ground and not on the drawing boards, LA2024 CEO Gene Sykes said.LA2024s second bid document details how the committee has secured a commitment from the Department of Homeland Security that the 2024 Games would be designated a national special security event, with the Secret Service having lead responsibility for security.The bid committee has secured agreements with the U.S. Olympic Committee, the city of Los Angeles and venue operators, which it says will allow LA2024 to focus its attention and resources on creating a personalized experience for the athletes.The bid committee recently secured legislation that the state of California would provide $250 million in the event of any cost overrun beyond LA2024s contingency and private insurance funding.The bid cities final submission to the IOC is due on Feb. 3 and will include a projected budget for the games. cheap falcons jerseys cheap ravens jerseys cheap bills jerseys cheap bears jerseys cheap bengals jerseys cheap cowboys jerseys cheap lions jerseys cheap texans jerseys cheap colts jerseys cheap jaguars jerseys cheap chiefs jerseys cheap rams jerseys cheap dolphins jerseys cheap vikings jerseys cheap saints jerseys cheap giants jerseys cheap jets jerseys cheap eagles jerseys cheap steelers jerseys cheap 49ers jerseys ' ' '

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