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LONDON -- Bayern Munich is trying to downplay being the favourite. David Ross Jersey . While Borussia Dortmund is eager to play up its chances to pull off the upset. Even before the start of Saturdays Champions League final, the German rivals are at odds in their approach to the biggest game in club soccer. Bayern is approaching its third final in four years with the self-assured calm of a team in control after a season of dominance, while Dortmund is enjoying the role of underdog. Bayern winger Thomas Mueller summed up his sides mood on Friday, saying that the matchup is just "a normal Champion League game." "Of course you get goose bumps when youre on the pitch and we know whats at stake. We wont let it drive us crazy though," the 23-year-old said. Bayern captain Philipp Lahm felt the same way. "The players are the right age now, the right character. Theres nothing against us winning tomorrow," said Lahm, who added that he wouldnt be surprised if Bayern reached a fourth final in five years next season. Dortmund coach Juergen Klopp is happy with one. "If this is the only final in my life, this is the perfect place for it, and this is the perfect opponent," said Klopp, who spoke of the honour of playing at Wembley Stadium. Klopp said it was clear his team enters as the underdog, but he added that his players were determined to make the most of their opportunity. "We will approach the game with unbridled enthusiasm, with huge motivation for the task, and with the knowledge it can all go to pieces," Klopp said. "But people have climbed Mount Everest knowing that they could fall 3 metres from the top and yet they still tried it. And thats why were going to try too, and hope for good weather." Actually, London greeted both teams with traditional British weather, and the unrelenting drizzle helped contribute to traffic problems that delayed both sides arrival for their run outs on the pitch. Klopp said the team received a police escort from the airport and "if were to make it on time for the game tomorrow well need another. So if someone knows a policeman, please ask." The buildup to the 101st competitive meeting between the two rivals has been overshadowed by Mario Goetzes decision to leave Dortmund for Bayern and reports that Polish striker Robert Lewandowski is planning to follow. For Dortmund defender Mats Hummels, the prospect of the club winning a second Champions League title -- after its triumph in 1997 -- was motivation enough. "It would be great to show the players who may be going that our team can achieve great things too," he said. Goetze is out of what would have been his last Dortmund game with a hamstring injury, sustained after just 12 minutes of the second leg of his teams semifinal at Real Madrid. Otherwise, Klopp has no injury concerns. Hummels, who failed to establish himself at Bayern after coming through its youth teams, said he was fit after recovering from an ankle injury. Bayern coach Jupp Heynckes declared all his players were fit, too, after completing what he called "the best season in 50 years of the Bundesliga." Bayern wrapped up the title with six weeks to spare and finished 25 points ahead of Dortmund -- both records in a season of many. Heynckes said that the final would probably be his last chance to lift the trophy he won in 1998 as coach of Real Madrid. The 68-year-old is making way for former Barcelona coach Pep Guardiola and has hinted strongly that hes retiring. "This is special for Bayern and for the team," Heynckes said. "You have players who are a little bit older and for them it would be the crowning achievement of their careers. For me too, but Im a little more relaxed about it. Theres a little more distance because I won it before." Bayern is driven by the memory of losing last years final to Chelsea on penalties -- in Munich. "We hope of course that Wembley is better and that the stadium brings us luck," Heynckes said. "Last year we were the better team. Perhaps tomorrow the football gods are with us." Kerry Wood Cubs Jersey .Y. - Free agent outfielder Jacoby Ellsbury, fresh off winning the World Series with Boston, reached agreement with the rival New York Yankees on a seven-year contract worth about $153 million, a person familiar with the negotiations said Tuesday night. Joe Maddon Cubs Jersey . It might not have mattered. While the Dodgers are preparing for the playoffs, the Padres showed their future has promise behind two rookies. . LUCIE, Fla.The 2016 NFL Draft is almost upon us and that means the culmination of months of work for the general managers and scouts across the league. After poring over hours and hours of player interviews, game tape and testing variables, it will soon be time to make the picks that make the difference between winners and losers in the NFL. And that means there will be significant pressure to get it right.For some teams, that pressure to succeed in the war room in the coming days is greater than ever. Here are six teams I feel absolutely have to come out of this Draft feeling good about their work in Chicago. Beginners guide Why is the Draft important? Cleveland Browns Ben Roethlisberger was selected 11th overall by the Steelers in 2004 after the Browns missed out In recent years, the Cleveland Browns have wheeled and dealed around draft boards and turned their back on the chance to draft genuine NFL superstars such as Ben Roethlisberger, Julio Jones and Odell Beckham Jr. in the process.Instead, the Browns have collected multiple draft picks and, for the most part, wasted them. So what have the Browns done this year under new management? The very same thing that hurt this club in the past - they have turned down the chance to select the second quarterback in this NFL Draft and must now make good on the multiple picks heading their way over the next three years.The approach makes sense given that the Browns are so devoid of talent and need to fill multiple areas of need. But this time around they have to hit on the multiple selections, especially if Carson Wentz turns out to be a star and the Browns are still searching for their first true franchise quarterback since re-entering the NFL in 1999.Indianapolis Colts Andrew Luck will celebrate if the Colts recruit some protection for him The recent drafting history of Colts general manager Ryan Grigson has not been all that great, in my mind. Indianapolis were crying out for an offensive lineman early last year and Grigson spoiled himself by grabbing another wide receiver in Phillip Dorsett when that was not an area of need.The Colts need to add some beef in the trenches - on offense and defense - and have to find a way to get franchise quarterback Andrew Luck some better protection. And this team cannot be pushed around as badly as they have been in recent years on defense.Grigson and head coach Chuck Pagano were at loggerheads last year yet both received four-year contract extensions. Its time for them to make their marriage of convenience work and that means drafting as many big men as possible in the coming days.New York Giants After signing Olivier Vernon, how much is left in the kitty? When the Giants stumbled to the end of a disappointing 2015 campaign, head coach Tom Coughlin paid with his job and was replaced by Ben McAdoo. Many felt the same fate would fall upon general manager Jerry Reese, but he somehow surviived and although his seat is hot, he has a chance to re-build a crumbling roster. Cole Hamels Cubs Jersey. Reese did a nice job in free agency but massively over-spent in signing Olivier Vernon, Jason Pierre-Paul, Damon Harrison and Janoris Jenkins. Thats not the most financially prudent way to stock your roster and the Big Blue could pay for that extravagance down the road. This Draft is crucial for Reese to find some younger and cheaper players.He should be feeling the heat as Giants owner John Mara said: Every Draft is important but this one more so than usual. Its time to pick it up.Gulp!San Francisco 49ers Will the 49ers try to replace Colin Kaepernick? This time last year the 49ers were suffering through a series of high-profile defections and retirements. And they have yet to even scratch the surface in terms of rebuilding their roster.The Niners had money to spend in free agency but seemingly wanted no part of the spending spree and that puts added pressure on general manager Trent Baalke heading into this NFL Draft.San Franciscos needs are multiple and we have to wonder if they currently have their starting quarterback on the roster in Blaine Gabbert and Colin Kaepernick. The 49ers have to stop the bleeding and begin their rebuild and it all begins with this Draft.Denver Broncos Malik Jacksons exit means Denver have large shoes to fill Defending Super Bowl champions dont normally hit too many panic buttons heading into an NFL Draft the following year but the off-season raid of the Denver Broncos has raised the stakes for the Mile High club.It was bad enough for Denver to lose Malik Jackson and Danny Trevathan on their Super Bowl defence, but what are they planning to do at quarterback? Brock Osweiler jumped ship and joined in Houston and I have to wonder what the Broncos are going to do about that all-important position in Chicago this week.The Broncos currently have Mark Sanchez and Trevor Siemian on their roster and, in my mind, neither is anything close to being the long-term answer. Whether it be via a conventional pick or a trade, the Broncos have to do something at quarterback this week.New Orleans Saints Saints may opt to replace Drew Brees or bring in protection for him The Saints are feeling the heat on the defensive side of the ball because they set numerous unwanted records in 2015. Can they upgrade that unit enough in the coming days and not waste yet another season for Drew Brees?Or will they draft the eventual replacement for the 37-year-old Brees? There has been some reported interest in Paxton Lynch out of Memphis but taking a passer in the first round might rock the boat just a tad too much on Thursday night.Its also important to remember that the Saints have some serious salary cap issues and would love to stock their roster with some younger and cheaper players. This is a vital draft for the Saints if they are go get back into playoff contention. Also See: How to watch the Draft Beginners guide Offensive options Top 10 Draft moments ' ' ' 
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