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CHICAGO -- The Cubs may have been waiting 108 years for the World Series but Ireland are looking to end an even longer drought in the same city this weekend when they face the All Blacks at Soldier Field.Ultan Dillane, the 22-year-old Connacht and Ireland second-row, was in bullish mood talking down any notion of New Zealand having an air of invincibility ahead of this weekends Test in Chicago.Instead Dillane, who has five caps, sees an opportunity for an upset and avenues to exploit within the New Zealand ranks despite the worlds No. 1 side being on an 18-match winning run and having never lost a Test to Ireland since their first meeting in 1905.There is evident quality but they are only human at the end of the day, Dillane said. They do have weaknesses. We are looking to exploit them.They have 18 wins in a row and clearly they have been hyped up as favourites and all that. But there is a lot of pressure on them to maintain that streak. Us going in as underdogs, we see that as an opportunity to upset them. We hope to create a bit of history.We dont think they are invincible. They do have weaknesses. We will try and exploit those.There is an air of nervous expectation in Chicago. The Cubs 9-3 win over the Indians on Tuesday evening drew the World Series level at 3-3 and with the title-deciding match on Wednesday the city is in a baseball frenzy.The Cubs emblem adorns every bar and if you walk into a café or a restaurant, you will be met by a wealth of Cubs merchandise on the wall and on locals backs.A win would end a 108-year World Series drought but Ireland are looking to settle some of their own personal scores having suffered the most agonising of defeats in the last meeting back in 2013.Ryan Crotty, the All Blacks centre, was asked about that November day in 2013 where Ireland were at one stage 19-0 up only for the Kiwis to claw their way back with Crotty scoring in extra time to draw the match level and Aaron Cruden then kicking the Test-winning conversion.Yeah, since that Ive pretty much had to apologise to every Irishman Ive met since that day, Crotty said on Tuesday with more than a hint of mischief.Though parallels between this Ireland crop and the 2013 class are far-fetched given seven of that squad have retired -- Dillane watched the match at home -- there is an urgency about the Irish to get a long-awaited win over New Zealand and what better way to mark it than in some form of a remarkable double with the Cubs.It would be cool, wouldnt it? The city is really excited, Dillane said. We went for a stroll this morning. There is some serious support.Whatever happens, well try to create that history.To play statistically the best team in the world is definitely a huge opportunity and the excitement is 100 per cent there in everyone in the whole squad. Jack Johnson Jersey . The giant slalom world champion slipped during her first run in the morning, landing on her back and then twisting forward before getting her leg caught in the protective material on the side of the slope. Josh Anderson Jersey . The Montreal Canadiens announced on Friday that the veteran forward will return to the teams line-up on Saturday night when the Habs visit the Nashville Predators. http://www.bluejacketshockeyonline.us/Nick-Foligno-Jersey/ . The Vancouver coach and an announced sellout crowd of 18,910 watched in dismay as the Canucks lost 7-4 to the New York Islanders on Monday night by squandering a 3-0 lead in the third period. Gabriel Carlsson Jersey . 24 Baylor in a Big 12 clash between teams trending in opposite directions. Andrew Wiggins made 10-of-12 from the foul line and scored 17 for Kansas (14-4, 5-0 Big 12), which capped a stretch of four straight games against ranked opponents unscathed. Matt Calvert Jersey . He was followed closely by David Clarkson, donning red, seconds later. Clarksons actions one night earlier, leaping off the bench in defence of Kessel during a pre-season game against the Buffalo Sabres, will cost him the first 10 games of the regular season. The 227th edition of the Merseyside Derby has Liverpool looking to extend their mastery of Everton but also staying within touching distance of rampaging Chelsea as the two sides meet at Goodison Park on Monday.Liverpool (10-4-2) moved into second ahead of Arsenal on goal scored heading into this weekends match day courtesy their 3-0 victory at Middlesbrough on Wednesday. Divock Origi continued his blistering form with a goal for the fifth straight game, bracketed by goals from Adam Lallana on either side of halftime.Derby weekend, however, is an entirely different kind of animal, and one Liverpool have been dominating of late.The Reds carry a 12-match unbeaten streak (5-7-0) in all competitions against their eternal rivals into this contest and have dropped just one of the last 19 in league play (9-9-1) in this fierce rivalry. It is also the longest active contested derby in the top flight dating back to the 1962-63 season.For Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp, this will be his first short trip to the blue side of Liverpool, where Toffees supporters will try to make Goodison Park a cauldron similar to Anfield. Klopp, who watched his team dismantle Everton 4-0 at Anfield last season as the Toffees were locked in a death spiral under Roberto Martinez, is excited for the experience.Very, very, very, very big, Klopp said Friday when asked how big the game is. The good thing around the derby is that I dont have to say a lot because everybody knows what it is. For me its pretty special because its my first time at Goodison Park.I like how Liverpool lives with this, the city, lives with these two big clubs. This is the game you want to have. How I said a few times -- football is not the most important thing in the world, but on Monday night Id say for 90 minutes in and around Liverpool, probably it is. So lets do our best.Klopp has also tried to put Liverpools goalkeeper controversy to rest by sticking with Simon Mignolet for the time being. Mignolet took over for the inconsistent Loris Karius against Middlesbrough and finished with his 50th clean sheet in all competitions for the Reds, but was barely tested aside from a shot by Viktor Fischer.I dont want to change each week -- that was not the plan. Simon had a really good game so he will be in goal, for sure, said Klopp, who has been in a war of words through the media with pundits Gary Neville and Jamie Carragher defending Karius.I tried to explain it after the game: it was not about pushing Loris through the situation. Now he can use the time in training and have no pressure, only the pressure he makes himself with getting better.Mignolet is 2-4-0 in six Merseyside derbys, conceding five goals and posting three clean sheets. He has recorded draws in all three appearances between the sticks at Everton, allowing four goals and making 13 saves. Mignolet made nine of those saves in a wild 3-3 draw in the 2013-14 campaign.Liverpools offence continues to hum without injured playmakers Philippe Coutinho and Daniel Sturridge, though there is a chance Sturridge could be available off the bench for this match. Emre Can also appears set to return after missing two contests with a knee injury suffered in practice, while Joel Matip is trying to be match fit as well.The Reds have a Premier League-best 40 goals, scoring two or more on 12 occasions, and it has been Origi and Lallana picking up the slack. Lallana has three goals in his last two games and six to go with a team-high six assists in league play.The manager wants fluidity throughout the team, Lallana told Liverpools official website. When youve got (Sadio) Mane, (Georgino) Wijnaldum making selfless runs … Firmino, Divock, (Jordan) Henderson and myself -- it is very fluid.Were still learning and were learning to play without Philippe. But the sooner we can have him back, the better.Its probably a good thing for Everton (6-5-5) that Coutinho will be a spectator given how he ran riot in the seconnd half of that 4-0 whitewashing last season.dddddddddddd. The Toffees played the final 40 minutes down a man after Ramiro Funes Mori was given a straight red card.But new manager Ronald Koeman has a chance to complete a big double at home this week as his side try to parlay the momentum of their 2-1 victory Wednesday over Arsenal into this match.Defender Ashley Williams headed home the winner from Ross Barkleys corner on 86 minutes as Everton took advantage of a refereeing error by Mark Clattenburg from a previous corner that generated the buildup for Williams decisive goal. It was also a deserved goal for a Toffees team that won for just the second time in their last 11 league matches (2-4-5).That was very satisfying, said Seamus Coleman, who scored the teams first goal, to evertontv. It was important that we put in a performance where afterwards we could go home and look in the mirror no matter what the result.It was the kind of effort the Toffees supporters have been longing for, their players getting stuck in and launching physical challenges with abandon. As Everton grew in the ascendancy, the fans responded in kind as the fervour reached a fever pitch that climaxed with Williams winner.For Koeman, who had called his team out for soft play during their periods of struggle, the effort was vindication as he also reintroduced Ross Barkley after the mercurial midfielder had been dropped for the Manchester United match and came off the bench last weekend versus Watford.This will be Koemans first taste of the Merseyside derby, but the Dutch boss has had his share of rivalry matches, both as a player for Barcelona in El Clasico versus Real Madrid and during coaching stints in the Netherlands. Hes eager to bring more happy moments for those in the Park End.These games between Everton and Liverpool are always about the derby mentality and the passion of the fans, he noted. We know its important to win the game to make the fans happy and proud of the team and its really nice to be part of this derby.If you go walking through Liverpool, the fans are talking about the game already. It makes it easy to motivate the players. Then it is a case of asking tactical questions of them and controlling emotions because that is always a big part of the game. You dont want to make stupid fouls or reactions and you want to keep all 11 players on the pitch.One player Koeman will not have available is Phil Jagielka, who will serve a red card ban for this match after picking up a second caution in stoppage time versus Arsenal. Funes Mori is the most likely candidate to team with Leighton Baines in central defence.Everton keeper Maarten Stekelenburg will be making his first derby appearance but carries an 0-1-3 lifetime mark against Liverpool. He was on the receiving end of a 6-1 thrashing in his most recent outing against them on Dec. 2, 2015, while playing a League Cup match for Southampton.Romelu Lukaku will try to rediscover his goal-scoring touch after being held off the scoresheet versus Arsenal. He has a team-leading nine goals in league play, but only three at home. The Belgium international has been a menace to Liverpool with four goals in five lifetime matches, including the equaliser in last seasons corresponding fixture.The last four matches at Goodison Park have ended in stalemates, with the last winning decision belonging to Liverpool in a 2-0 victory Oct. 1, 2011.Despite this being dubbed the friendly derby because supporters arent separated in the stands, the on-pitch tempers have flared constantly between the players. Moris sending off last season was the 21st red card between the teams in the Premier League era, far and away the most of any derby.Liverpool has won 89 derby matches compared to 66 for Everton, and the teams have split the points on 71 occasions. Cheap NFL Jerseys Wholesale Jerseys Wholesale NFL Jerseys Jerseys From China Wholesale NFL Jerseys Cheap NFL Jerseys Cheap Jerseys ' ' '

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