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With three meaningless games left before the Chicago Cubs kick off what they -- and their championship-starved -- fan base hope is a historic playoff run, manager Joe Maddon had to assess some in-house drama as the team prepared to play the Reds in Cincinnati during the final series of the regular season. Adidas Ultra Boost Black And White .Chicago locked down its playoff berth on Sept. 16, and since then, Maddon has been liberal with his rest and substitution patterns.The changes rankled some of his regulars, most recently Jake Arrieta and Miguel Montero, who made their feelings known after an 8-4 loss to the Pirates on Wednesday night.Maddon opted to pull Montero in the fifth inning and replaced with him rookie Willson Contreras. The Pirates scored three runs in the inning, chasing Arrieta.It felt like a spring training game from the get-go, said Arrieta, who allowed seven runs on 10 hits, both career highs, in five innings.Despite the gripes, Maddon plans to employ similar methods this weekend against the Reds, limiting pitches for his starters, pulling position players after a few at-bats but keeping relievers on their usual schedule.In regards to feeling that competitive moment, its almost impossible to replicate that unless you actually are playing to get into the playoffs, Maddon said. And youre playing against a team that is not playing for anything, either. So these are all mind games you have to play with yourself in order to replicate what you want.Right-hander Jake Buchanan will make his first Cubs start Friday in the series opener. He has made just one appearance for Chicago since being called up Sept. 1, allowing one run in one inning at Milwaukee on Sept. 5.He had a 4.35 ERA and 93 strikeouts over 130 1/3 innings in 22 starts for Triple-A Iowa this season.Buchanan will face the Cubs for the first time in a career that included major league time with the Houston Astros in 2014 and 2015.Cincinnati, playing out the string on a last-place season, will hand the ball to right-hander Josh Smith, who gets his second start of the season, both against the Cubs.Smith (3-2, 4.77 ERA) allowed just a run on three hits with two walks and three strikeouts over three innings during a Sept. 20 loss.In all, he has faced Chicago three times this year, going 0-1 with a 3.86 ERA.Heading into the final weekend of the season, Cincinnati manager Bryan Price is unsure if will return to the bench in 2017.Im trying to stay in the present, however, I understand that were building toward the future, said Price, who has a 172-241 record since taking the helm before the 2014 season. I keep my eye on the future as well. This stuff, its not a huge, bothersome concern. I know that eventually, its going to be settled. Ill be back or I wont.I dont mind talking about the future at all, I really dont. The future of the players. I really dont want to talk about my future until I have a pretty good grasp on whats going to happen. White Ultra Boost Australia . There was no hesitation from the 40th-ranked Pospisil, from Vernon, B.C., who admitted that he cut back on his training sessions over the last few days to conserve energy as the long ATP season finishes next week at the Paris Masters. Adidas Yeezy Australia . Despite dominating possession, Schalke needed an own goal from Nicolas Hoefler for the breakthrough a minute before the interval. The Freiburg midfielder misjudged Jefferson Farfans corner and bundled the ball into his own net. . 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. PULLMAN, Wash. -- They build programs in their own unique and sometimes quirky ways. Thats what Chris Petersen and Mike Leach have proven through their history at respective stops.And in their latest construction projects, the pair has No. 6 Washington and No. 23 Washington State playing for a tangible reward on Friday beyond bragging rights and a trophy with an apple on top. The winner will claim the Pac-12 North title, a spot in the Pac-12 championship game and at the very least a shot at the Rose Bowl.For Washington (10-1, 7-1 Pac-12, No. 5 CFP), two more wins could mean a spot in the College Football Playoff. For Washington State (8-3, 7-1, No. 23 CFP), two more wins would lead to its third Rose Bowl appearance in the past 85 years.Just eight years ago, these schools met in a game that was mocked to the point of being affectionately called the Crapple Cup when winless Washington faced one-win Washington State. Thanks to Leach and Petersen, the 2016 version is being considered one of the most important in 109 all-time meetings.Its competitive. Its hard-nosed. Its fun, Washington defensive lineman Elijah Qualls said. Its intense.Petersen and Leach have developed a unique camaraderie away from the field. They are friends -- well, at least friendly -- each finding entertainment in the idiosyncrasies of the other.Leach refers to Petersen as The Bishop, a nickname that has spread among Pac-12 coaches. Petersen has his own nickname for Leach, but not one hes apt to share.I really like being around him because half the time I dont have a clue what hes talking about and the other half I think is really funny, Petersen said.They are the CEOs of their programs, but lead with a different tact. Petersen is meticulous and watches his words as carefully as he watches over his Huskies. Leach is brash and doesnt shy away from having an opinion.They are opposites in personality, each befitting the side of the state they represent. Leach, the unabashed Pirate of the Palouse, and Petersen, the carefully crafted, even-keeled leader on Montlake. Inside the same state, they are inverse counterparts that have attracted a mutual appreciation for what the other is accomplishing.You know when youre growing up Ive known a lot of guys like him. My parents would say, `Why cant youu be more like the Petersen boy? Hes so nice and polite and well dressed, Leach said. Yeezy Boost 350 v2 Black Red. . Hes the kid that my parents wished theyd had. They wanted Chris, they ended up with me. Well, you dont always get what you want.Earlier this year at Pac-12 media day, Petersen said if he was on a driving road trip hed want Leach as one of his passengers. The pair has spent time together at Pac-12 events the past few years.Wed have a good time. Hes probably a good driver too. (Because) I hate to drive because I want to look out the window, I want to talk, I want to read a book and I dont get car sick, Leach said. I think hed be a great driver and then about the time I was thinking about doing something I probably shouldnt do hed be a good influence not to.All joking aside, whichever coach comes up with the best game plan on Friday likely heads to the Pac-12 title game. Heres what else to watch for in the Apple Cup:FALK MUSICIf Washington State QB Luke Falk is given time to throw, he should be able to find gaps against Washingtons stellar secondary. Falk has thrown for 3,935 yards and 36 touchdowns this season. The Cougars offensive line has also been excellent at limiting pressure allowing just four sacks in the past four games.Washingtons pass rush was quiet for weeks, but had six sacks last week against Arizona State.MYLES OF SPACEWashington RB Myles Gaskin has run for at least 100 yards in five of the past seven games. That number is an important benchmark when it comes to the Apple Cup in Pullman. Washington has won five of the past eight games on the Palouse and in four of those, the Huskies had a running back rush for at least 100 yards.ROSS AND MARKSBetween them, Washingtons John Ross and Washington States Gabe Marks have combined for 138 receptions and 27 touchdowns this season. Ross is coming off a 12-catch game against Arizona State, while Marks has eight career games of 10 or more catches. Whichever wide receiver can have more of an impact may decide the outcome.---AP College Football Writer Ralph D. 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