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    CHICAGO -- Clayton Kershaws playoff renaissance is over, at least for this year. Bulls Jerseys From China . The Los Angeles Dodgers ace flopped at a big moment -- again.Kershaws postseason resume took another hit in Game 6 of the NL Championship Series, finishing off the reeling Dodgers. The Chicago Cubs battered the three-time Cy Young Award winner on their way to a 5-0 victory Saturday night, making it 28 years and counting since the Dodgers last won the World Series.This day is never fun, the ending of a season, Kershaw said. You look back and think about the whole season as a whole. Its tough to swallow tonight, obviously, but Id rather be in this position and fail than not to get to be in this situation at all.Kershaw could have started Game 5 on three days rest, but manager Dave Roberts decided to save him for Saturday night at Wrigley Field. Roberts was hoping a couple more days would help Kershaw duplicate his performance from Game 2, when he pitched seven innings of two-hit ball in a 1-0 victory.The decision worked out quite well -- for the Cubs. After winning a pair of shutouts in Games 2 and 3, the Dodgers dropped the next two by a combined score of 18-6. Even the great Kershaw was unable to slow Chicagos momentum, and Roberts first season as Dodgers manager ended in disappointment.The left-hander allowed four earned runs and seven hits while dropping to 4-7 with a 4.55 ERA in 18 playoff games.I think that the first thing I saw is the Cubs hitters, they had a great game plan tonight, Roberts said. And there was a couple mistake sliders that they took advantage of. But they were running counts, they used the whole field, and there was traffic all night for Clayton. And he gave it everything he had, but when they did -- when he did make a mistake, they made him pay.Dexter Fowler hit a ground-rule double on Kershaws third pitch of the night, and the Cubs were off and running. Kris Bryant followed with an RBI single. Then left fielder Andrew Toles dropped Anthony Rizzos fly ball to the gap in left-center, setting up Ben Zobrists sacrifice fly.It was the first time Kershaw had given up two runs in the first inning all season. He was limited to 21 starts this year due to a back injury.You get out of that first inning and you give up two, you feel like you have a chance maybe, Kershaw said. They just kept tacking on runs. I gave up some two-out hits and some homers and some two-strike hits -- just a lot of things that you cant do in a game like this.Fowler added a two-out RBI single in the second, rookie Willson Contreras hit a leadoff drive in the fourth and Anthony Rizzo connected in the fifth. Rizzo became the first lefty batter to homer against Kershaw since Daniel Murphy for the New York Mets in Game 4 of their 2015 Division Series.It was the first time Kershaw had allowed two homers in a game since April 9 at San Francisco. That was it for Roberts, who hit for his star pitcher in the sixth.We have asked a lot of Clayton all year long, so, again, its just more of you got to give those hitters credit, Roberts said.While Kershaw struggled against the Cubs, the Dodgers were shut down by Kyle Hendricks and Aroldis Chapman. Los Angeles managed just two hits and four baserunners, with none of them advancing past first.Chicago became the first team to face the minimum in a postseason game since Don Larsens perfect game for the New York Yankees in the 1956 World Series.We had a 2-1 lead with two games at home and it didnt go the way we thought it would go, Los Angeles center fielder Joc Pederson said. We didnt take care of business. We made some mistakes, all of us.Roberts managed the Dodgers to their fourth straight NL West title after taking over for Don Mattingly. But injuries to Scott Kazmir, Brandon McCarthy, Brett Anderson and Hyun-Jin Ryu hurt rotation depth.Kenta Maeda, who won 16 games during his rookie season, struggled in the playoffs, and 20-year-old Julio Urias was knocked out in the fourth inning of his first postseason start in Game 4 on Wednesday night.Los Angeles went with three starters in the Division Series against Washington and Kershaw pitched three times, including a two-out save in the clinching Game 5. When he stepped up again in his first start in the NLCS, it looked as if he might be on the verge of a postseason breakthrough.But his turnaround came to a screeching halt on a cool night in the Windy City. He dropped to 1/3 with a 6.28 ERA in five career starts with the Dodgers facing postseason elimination, according to the Elias Sports Bureau.Its only going to make him stronger for the years coming on, Pederson said. Hes had some trouble with his back and overcame it and came and helped us win the division and get past the NLDS. We wouldnt be here without him. Hell be stronger for next year.---Jay Cohen can be reached at http://www.twitter.com/jcohenap Discount Bulls Jerseys . - Oakland Raiders running back Rashad Jennings was speaking to a group of local high school students earlier this week when the conversation turned to the importance of being prepared when opportunities in life arise. Authentic Bulls Jerseys . JOHNS, N. http://www.cheapbullsjerseyschina.com/ . -- Matt Kuchar and Harris English ran away with the Franklin Templeton Shootout, shooting a 14-under 58 on Sunday in the final-round scramble to break the tournament course record. WASHINGTON -- Xavier Rathan-Mayes and C.J. Walker both scored 11 points as Florida State used a suffocating defense to defeat short-handed George Washington 67-48 on Sunday in the BB&T Classic.Dwayne Bacon added 10 points for the Seminoles (7-1), who have won three in a row since a Thanksgiving Day loss to Temple in the NIT Season Tip-Off.We felt if we didnt come here and play with a sense of urgency, there was a possibility things wouldnt turn out well, Florida State coach Leonard Hamilton said. I thought our guys responded real well defensively, and in the first half I thought we executed very well offensively.Florida State never trailed while badgering George Washington (5-4) with their size and length. The Colonials committed 18 turnovers and shot just 22.6 percent from the field and 17.4 percent from 3-point range. George Washington especially struggled in the first half, shooting 20 percent while committing 11 turnovers en route to a 35-19 deficit.George Washington played without two of its regulars. Junior guard Yuta Watanabe, the teams second-leading scorer, missed his fourth consecutive game with a calf injury. Graduate student Patrick Steeves sat out his second game in a row with a knee injury.Freshman Kevin Marfo led George Washington with a career-high 18 points.You could make all the excuses in the world --- we played yesterday, we have injuries, this that and the third, George Washington interim coach Maurice Joseph said. Were not going to make excuses. We got our butts kicked. Now we have to see how we respond.Florida State, which led as many as 35, dominated inside with a 34-18 scoring advantage in the paint.The Seminoles kept Colonials forward Tyler Cavanaugh, the teams top scorer at 18.1 points per game, to just eight points and six rebounds and limiited guard Jaren Sina to nine points on 2 of 9 shooting. Youth Bulls Jerseys. We had a great mindset coming into this game, Rathan-Mayes said. They have two main guys on their team in Sina and Cavanaugh, and we wanted to limit their touches, take away post catches and really make it tough on them. They were a two-headed snake and if we were able to cut that off, we were going to be able to hold them to a low field goal percentage and I think we did a great job of that.BIG PICTUREFlorida State: Leonard Hamiltons team, which routinely visited the Washington area when Maryland was still in the ACC, showed off its depth against George Washington. All 12 Seminoles who played scored in the rout.George Washington: The Colonials, who edged South Florida 68-67 on Saturday, were overwhelmed by Florida State while playing their second game in a little more than 24 hours.INJURYFlorida State freshman forward Jonathan Isaac, who started the Seminoles first seven games and is averaging 15.1 points, sat out with a hip flexor.TURNING POINTAfter George Washington tied it at 5, Rathan-Mayes hit a 3-pointer with 14:07 left in the first half and Christ Koumadje followed with a dunk two possessions later for the Seminoles. Florida States lead never dipped to less than five the rest of the way.UP NEXTFlorida State has a quick turnaround when it returns home and plays host to Southern Mississippi on Tuesday. Its the start of a three-game homestand over six days for the Seminoles.George Washington travels to Philadelphia on Wednesday to begin a home-and-home series against former Atlantic 10 rival Temple. 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