CHICAGO -- The weary Chicago Cubs are scheduled to play a game for the 21st straight day Thursday -- the latest in a run of 24 consecutive dates -- as the Atlanta Braves arrive for a one-off makeup game.The match completes a three-game Wrigley Field series from late April and works out perfectly for the Braves, who open a three-game series with the Chicago White Sox at U.S. Cellular Field on Friday.But the rescheduled night game does the Cubs no favors since Thursday was originally off-day and getaway day for a trip to Pittsburgh and a three-game series that carries Chicago to the All-Star break.Cubs manager Joe Maddon tried to give his pitching staff an extra day off during the long run. He brought up right-hander Adam Warren from Triple-A Iowa for a spot start on Wednesday -- his first of the season.We thought it was the most optimal moment to attempt to do something like this, Maddon said.Warren worked five innings and gave up just one run on three hits while striking out six. He retired the last 11 batters he faced.Whether he gets another shot after the All Star break hasnt been determined but he believes hes made a case to stay.The regular rotation resumes on Thursday with Jason Hammel, Jake Arrieta, Jon Lester and John Lackey working consecutive games into the All-Star break.All four suffered losses in their previous starts.The Cubs collectively are slumping since late June with a 5-12 record while losing four of five series in the span.I really cant explain it right now but were still going to try to go out there and get the job done, said shortstop Addison Russell. Obviously the past few weeks it hasnt been working but we still have high hope and high faith.Most of the Cubs will get four days away from baseball next week before resuming the season on July 15 at home against Texas.But seven wont get time off, instead traveling to San Diego where they will participate in the All-Star Game.Five Cubs -- first baseman Anthony Rizzo, second baseman Ben Zobrist, Russell, third baseman Kris Bryant and outfielder Dexter Fowler -- were voted National League starters while pitchers Jake Arrieta and Jon Lester were also named to the roster.On Thursday, Hammel (7-5) will make his 17th start and just his seventh at home. In his last outing he gave up a career-high five home runs and 10 earned runs over four innings in a 10-2 loss to the Mets. The Cubs are 0-5 in his last five starts.Chicago and Atlanta split the two other games in an early season series as Pedro Strop picked up the win in relief in a 6-1 decision on April 29. Reliever Hector Rondon was tagged with the loss in a 4-3 decision on May 1.While the Cubs are struggling of late, the Braves are even worse.Atlanta started the season with nine straight losses and was 6-18 by the time it left Chicago on May 1.Fortunes havent improved since. Atlanta (28-57) has dropped 10 of its last 13 and Philadelphia completed a four-game sweep of the Braves with Wednesdays 4-3 victory.On Thursday, right-hander Lucas Harrell (1-0, 1.50) makes his second appearance and start since the Braves selected his contract from Triple-A Gwinnett on July 2.Harrell, 31, worked six innings and allowed one run on three hits in his lone appearance -- a 9-1 Braves victory over Miami on July 2.It was his first big league appearance since April 15, 2014, while with the Astros.After Thursday, the Braves move on to play the Chicago White Sox in a weekend inter-league series. Michael Jordan College Jersey . 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Manning was the only unanimous choice for the 2013 Associated Press NFL All-Pro team Friday. NEW YORK -- Andrew Ladd had the tying goal late in the second period, and Stephen Gionta and Mathew Barzal scored 2:35 apart early in the third to lead the New York Islanders to a 4-3 exhibition victory over the New Jersey Devils on Monday night.Ladd, who signed with the Islanders in the offseason, scored his first of the preseason with 5:31 remaining in the middle period to tie it 2-2.Gionta tipped in a shot from fellow former Devils player Steve Bernier to put New York ahead at 3:55 of the third. Barzal then tipped in another shot by Bernier to make it 4-2 at the 6:30 mark.Colin Markison scored in the first period for the Islanders. Thomas Greiss stopped 25 shots in his preseason debut after returning from the World Cup of Hockey following Team Europes loss to Canada in the finals.Reid Boucher and Miles Wood scored 2:37 apart to give the Devils a 2-1 lead just past the midpoint of the second period. Devante Smith-Pelly pulled New Jersey within one with 8:17 to go in the third, and Cory Schneider finished with 26 saves.VORACEKS OT GOAL LIFTS FLYERS PAST RANGERSIn Philadelphia, Jakub Voraceks second goal 27 seconds into overtime gave the Philadelphia Flyers a 4-3 win after giving up a three-goal lead against the New York Rangers.Jordan Weal, Voracek and Travis Konecny scored 3:21 apart in the second period to give the Flyers a 3-0 lead. Steve Mason had 27 saves.Ryan Graves got the Rangers on the scoreboard with about 3 1/2 minutes to go in the middle period, and Brandon Pirri and rookie Jimmy Vesey scored in the third to tie it with 9:09 left.Leading 1-0, the Flyers went on a 5-on-3 with about 9 1/2 minutes left in the second after Vesey was called for tripping and J.T. Miller got a double-minor for high-sticking 13 seconds apart. Voracek took advantage with a slap shot less than a minute later, and Konecny converted a wrister with just under 8 minutes remaining.The Flyers Radko Gudas was ejected in the final minute of the first period after receiving a misconduct for boarding Vessey from behind.ddddddddddddHenrik Lundqvist stopped 17 of 18 shots over the first 30:18 for the Rangers, and Mackenzie Skapski gave up three goals on 15 shots the rest of the way.CAPITALS BEAT BLUES IN SHOOTOUTIn Washington, T.J. 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Carter Hutton sopped 37 shots through overtime and then gave up two goals on four shots in the tiebreaker.CONNOR HELPS JETS TO FOURTH STRAIGHT WINIn Winnipeg, Manitoba, highly touted rookie Kyle Connor scored the deciding goal on the power play as the Winnipeg Jets beat the Ottawa Senators 4-2 for their fourth straight win.Connor, a finalist for the Hobey Baker award at the University of Michigan last season, broke a 2-2 tie at 7:02 of the third period when his high shot from the side of the net glanced off goalie Andrew Hammond. It was Connors third goal of the preseason.Nikolaj Ehlers was credited with an empty-net goal with 5 seconds left in the game when he was tripped up on a breakaway.Mark Scheifele had a power-play goal and Jets captain Blake Wheeler also scored and added an assist. 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