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OWINGS MILLS, Md. — Pro Bowl quarterback Discount Lamar Jackson Jersey is among several Discount Baltimore Ravens Jerseys starters, including injured running back Discount Mark Ingram Jersey, who will not play in Sunday’s regular-season finale against the Discount Pittsburgh Steelers Jerseys, coach John Harbaugh announced Monday.

Ingram, who left Sunday’s game in Cleveland early in the fourth quarter, has Authentic Sports Jerseys a mild to moderate calf strain. Harbaugh called it “good news” for Ingram, saying he expects the Pro Bowl running back to be ready when Baltimore plays host to the AFC divisional round playoff game in almost three weeks (Jan. 11 or 12).

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The Ravens (13-2) clinched the AFC’s No. 1 seed for the first time in team history and secured home-field advantage throughout the playoffs with Sunday’s 31-15 victory over the Discount Cleveland Browns Jerseys, meaning they have nothing to gain against the rival Steelers (8-7).

“It was pretty straightforward,” Harbaugh said. “It’s not a hard decision really, if you sit back and think about it. It’s a solid decision.”

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In making the decision, Harbaugh said he consulted with Yanda on the flight back from Cleveland and spoke with his coaching staff. The Ravens have won 11 straight games, and some might argue that sitting some players two weeks (the season finale in addition to the first-round bye) will derail their momentum.

It basically comes down to whether you want to risk rust or injury.

“There’s a strong case to be made either way. I really recognize the other side of it,” Harbaugh said. “I think like it’s a fair and valid case and it’s real. You just got to balance it out between two good choices really.”

This officially ends the regular season for Jackson, the NFL Most Valuable Player front-runner who became the first player in league history to throw for over 3,000 yards and run for over 1,000 yards in a season. He currently leads the NFL with 36 touchdown passes and ranks No. 6 in rushing with 1,206 yards.

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After the win in Cleveland, Jackson expressed a desire to play, although he said it was Harbaugh’s decision. Harbaugh hasn’t spoken to Jackson about not playing but said, “I know he’ll be completely on board.”

The Ravens were reminded about the injury risk Sunday, when Ingram limped off the field at the start of the fourth quarter. He left the stadium with a protective boot, and he underwent an MRI on Monday.

Ingram’s 15 touchdowns this season are tied with Ray Rice (2011) for most in a season by a Ravens running back.

“We’d be looking for him to be ready in two weeks,” Harbaugh said. “We’ll see how that goes going forward.”

Even though the Ravens could be sitting as many as six Pro Bowl players, Harbaugh said the priority is to win Sunday’s game. Since it was announced that Jackson wouldn’t be starting, Baltimore went from being a 1-point favorite to a 1-point underdog, according to Caesars.

“It’s a rivalry game. It’s the Steelers,” Harbaugh said. “They have everything to play for. We recognize that, and we’ll be looking to put our absolute best foot forward and play our best football game with the guys that we’ll be playing with.”

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The demotion to Rochester of the AHL was made Sunday, a day after a 3-2 overtime loss at the Discount New York Islanders Jerseys in which Mittelstadt was a healthy scratch for the third time in four games.

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The 21-year-old has four goals and five assists in 31 games this season, and has been limited to just a goal and an assist in his past 21. Buffalo selected the playmaking center with the eighth pick in the 2017 draft following his senior year in high school.

He then signed with Buffalo and jumped directly to the NHL in making his Sabres debut immediately following his freshman college season at Minnesota.

Mittelstadt has failed to play up to early projections of developing into Buffalo’s second-line center. He has 17 goals and 22 assists for 39 points in 114 career NHL games.

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The Discount Cleveland Indians Jerseys traded the two-time Cy Young Award winner — and their unquestioned ace over the past six seasons — to the Rangers on Sunday, a blockbuster deal that could dramatically change both teams.

In exchange for the 33-year-old Kluber, Cleveland received outfielder Delino DeShields and pitching prospect Emmanuel Clase, a hard-throwing 21-year-old with huge potential.

Indians president Chris Antonetti said he received calls from numerous teams with interest in Kluber. But the offer from Texas made the most sense for Cleveland because it included players who can have an immediate impact and “help us be a better team in 2020.”

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But dealing the stoic and steady Kluber wasn’t easy.

Since the Indians acquired him in a 2010 trade with San Diego, he has blossomed into one of baseball’s most dominant pitchers. Kluber won his first Cy Young in 2014, when he went 18-9, and added No. 2 in 2017 after going 18-4 and leading the AL with a 2.25 ERA.

But his future with the money-conscious Indians grew more uncertain last season when the club managed to stay in the playoff chase until late September despite not having him after May 1.

Kluber broke his right forearm when he was struck by a line drive during a start at Miami and never made it back. He came close to returning to the Indians’ rotation but suffered an oblique injury during a minor league rehab appearance that ended his comeback.

Rangers general manager Jon Daniels said the injuries Kluber dealt with last season “don’t necessarily give us pause,” and he believes the time off could be a positive after all his innings pitched in previous seasons.

“The start of last season wasn’t going the way he’s accustomed of pitching, and I think the time off may give him a little time to reset and get his body fresh,” Daniels said. “He feels like he’s in a really good spot.”

Daniels described Kluber, who is on vacation on the West Coast, as “genuinely excited” about the deal.

The Indians, who won 93 games last season, picked up his $17.5 million contract option for 2020 immediately after last season. Because they have a solid group of young pitchers under contract and other needs, however, the club made the decision to deal a popular player.

“These are exceedingly difficult deals to make, but they’re important deals for us,” Antonetti said. “If you think back to the way in which we acquired Corey was we traded an established, popular, veteran, starting pitcher in Jake Westbrook for, at the time, an unheralded pitcher in Double-A with the San Diego Padres.

“If you look at our teams over the course of the last seven seasons and the success we’ve had has been, in a large degree, attributed to guys who we’ve acquired in similar-type trades. So, they’re painful trades to make oftentimes, but they’re trades that make sense and help us be a better team moving forward.”

The Rangers’ World Series odds at Caesars Sportsbook improved from 100-1 to 40-1 after news of the trade broke. The Indians’ World Series odds at Caesars went from 18-1 to 30-1.

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Corey Kluber will provide a much-needed shot in the arm to a Rangers starting rotation that ranked poorly in a number of categories last season.

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A three-time All-Star, Kluber went 98-58 with a 3.16 ERA over his nine seasons with the Indians. But beyond his impressive stats, Kluber showed Cleveland’s young pitchers what it took to be a professional with his diligent training regimen and meticulous preparation for every start.

Before getting hurt last season, Kluber was struggling, and there was growing concern a high number of innings and fastballs were beginning to have a cumulative effect on him. He pitched at least 203 innings in each of the previous five seasons while recording more than 200 strikeouts in each of those seasons, as well.

The deal involving Kluber might not be the only one executed by the Indians this winter. The club could part ways with All-Star shortstop Francisco Lindor, who has turned down multiyear contract offers from the Indians in the past.

Lindor is under Cleveland’s control through the 2021 season, but because the Indians won’t be able to compete for him on the free-agent market, they might be forced to trade him to ensure they get something if he leaves.

Antonetti said the immediate plan is to hang on to Lindor.

“I have every expectation that Francisco Lindor will be our starting shortstop Opening Day next year,” he said.

Kluber’s deal will be another tough one to digest for Indians fans, who have seen the club trade CC Sabathia and Cliff Lee — also Cy Young winners — in the past.

The 27-year-old DeShields gives Cleveland another outfield option and some speed. He hit .249 with 24 stolen bases for Texas last season.

Clase, too, has promise. He skipped the Triple-A level last season and made his big league debut with the Rangers in August, going 2-3 with a 2.31 ERA in a mostly relief role.

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After their third consecutive losing season since back-to-back AL West titles in 2015 and 2016, Texas went into this offseason wanting to bolster its rotation around returning All-Star left-hander Mike Minor and right-hander Lance Lynn, who combined for 30 wins last season. The Rangers have now added three new starters this month.

Before the deal for Kluber — who is from Coppell, Texas, about 25 miles from the new Rangers’ ballpark — the team had already signed free-agent right-handers Jordan Lyles and Kyle Gibson to multiyear deals.

A $16 million, two-year deal was completed Friday with Lyles, a week after a $28 million, three-year contract was set for Gibson.

“We feel like we’ve addressed our rotation in a way that we’re pretty excited about,” Daniels said.

The Rangers are moving next season into a new $1.2 billion stadium, being built across the street from the ballpark they called home the past 26 seasons.

Texas went 78-84, then missed out on a pair of free-agent targets at the recent winter meetings, watching star pitcher Gerrit Cole and slugger Anthony Rendon sign with other teams.

Antonetti said the clubs will split a $1 million assignment bonus for Kluber for getting traded.

Because he was dealt, his $18 million club option for 2021 will become guaranteed if he pitches 160 innings next year and is not on the injured list at the end of the season.

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Embiid is averaging a team-leading 22.8 points and 12.3 rebounds per game for the Sixers, who had a five-game winning streak snapped.

Center Al Horford, who missed two games with a sore left knee and left hamstring tightness, made his return to the lineup and scored 10 points on 5-of-15 shooting with 9 rebounds, 5 assists and 3 blocks. Ben Simmons’ 20 points led Philadelphia.

Coming up next, the Sixers have home games against the Miami Heat Wednesday, the Dallas Mavericks Friday and the Washington Wizards Saturday.

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SANTA CLARA, Calif. — The Discount San Francisco 49ers Jerseys‘ playoff drought is over. But it didn’t happen how they wanted.

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Despite the loss, the 49ers clinched a playoff spot by virtue of the Los Angeles Rams’ 44-21 loss to the Dallas Cowboys on Sunday. The Seattle Seahawks (11-3) and Green Bay Packers (11-2) also clinched playoff spots with their victories Sunday combined with the Rams’ loss.

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The defeat dropped the 11-3 Niners into a tie with the Seattle Seahawks atop the NFC West division, with Seattle holding the tiebreaker because of its win against the Niners earlier this season. The Niners currently sit in the fifth spot in the NFC playoff picture and would have to go on the road to open the postseason if the season ended Sunday.

Fortunately for the Niners, the season didn’t end Sunday.

After finishing 2018 at 4-12 and picking second in last year’s NFL draft, San Francisco still remains in control of its playoff positioning. The 49ers close out the season with games at home against the Rams on Saturday followed by a potential clash for the NFC West and the NFC’s No. 1 seed against the Seahawks on Dec. 29.

To earn their spot, the 49ers needed some help from the Cowboys. Coming off a 48-46 win against New Orleans after which five key players were ruled out this week because of injuries, the Niners were noticeably sluggish on Sunday, and the end result reflected it.

Tight end George Kittle was one of the few bright spots, doing most of the heavy lifting. Kittle set a career high for catches in a game with 13, coming on 17 targets, to go with 134 yards. In the process, Kittle moved into first place for most receiving yards by a tight end in his first three seasons, passing Jimmy Graham, Rob Gronkowski and Mike Ditka. Kittle now has 2,780 receiving yards for his career.

When Kittle wasn’t providing the offense, the Niners struggled to get much of anything else going. Fullback Kyle Juszczyk’s 2-yard touchdown catch gave the Niners a 19-10 lead in the fourth quarter, but the Niners coughed it up on the ensuing drives.

Despite the loss, if the 49ers win their final two games, they would not only win the division, but also wrap up the NFC’s top seed and home-field advantage through the conference final.