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Everything in Chicago, even the river, was awash in Cubbie blue today. The Chicago Cubs celebrated their first World Series title in over a century with a parade and rally.

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The Harvard men's soccer team has been suspended for the remainder of the season after the school discovered the team had repeatedly written and circulated vulgar, sexually explicit "scouting reports" about new recruits on the women's team, in a practice that continued up to this year.

When you root for a cursed sports team, you learn heartbreak — and superstition.

I am a Bostonian and therefore spent most of my youth and middle age rooting with futility for the Red Sox, and pining for the day when the Curse of the Bambino would finally be purged.

Most of my most acute memories of rooting for the Sox involve not disappointment, but decimation.

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For fans of the Chicago Cubs, next year is finally here. Last night's Game 7 win clinched the team's first World Championship in 108 years.

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UNIDENTIFIED ANNOUNCER: Here's the 0-1. This going to be a tough play - Bryant - the Cubs win the World Series.

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The streets of Chicago erupted in cheers last night. Shouts of jubilation were raised in sports bars across the country.

And in comfy chairs in living rooms across America, the grandmas and grandpas and great-grandparents of Cubs Nation took to their feet, held their faces in shock, grabbed their telephones, collapsed into gleeful laughter and chugged champagne straight from the bottle.

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The neighborhood that surrounds Wrigley Field on the north side of Chicago is known, fittingly, as Wrigleyville. Wednesday night thousands of Chicago Cubs fans flooded its streets.

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As the game ended, the roar from inside the bars and the throng of fans on the streets was deafening, before the crowds both inside and out sang "Go, Cubs, Go" at the top of their lungs.

As the celebration progressed, thousands of fans poured into the streets leading away from Wrigley, many of them singing "We Are The Champions."

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Cleveland Fans Go Home, Soaked And Silent

Nov 3, 2016

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The Chicago Cubs, ending a championship drought that has lasted 108 years, beat the Cleveland Indians 8-7 in Game 7 of the 2016 World Series at Progressive Field in Cleveland.

They did it the hard way, too, coming back from a 3-1 game deficit, winning three straight games, including the last two on the road in Cleveland. And it took ten innings to win it all in Game 7.

The Cubs are the first team since the 1985 Kansas City Royals to claw back from a 3-1 deficit in the World Series. They won 103 games during the regular season.

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Few events in sports are as tense as Game 7 of a World Series. Tonight, one game decides which championship drought will end - the Cleveland Indians at 68 years or the Chicago Cubs at 108 years.

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It's a bold move, meant to energize the local fan base. But a Jacksonville baseball team's decision to rename itself the Jumbo Shrimp is meeting with a mixed reaction. Some say they can't wait to buy a team jersey; in other corners, it's being panned like so much scampi. A petition has been started.

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TV ratings for the NFL are down - way down. Commentator Frank Deford has some thoughts on why, and none related to America's fascination with this election.

The Chicago Cubs beat the Cleveland Indians 9-3 in Game 6 of the World Series at Progressive Field in Cleveland. The best-of-seven series is now even at three games each. The decisive Game 7 will be played Wednesday in Cleveland.

The Cubs were led by starter Jake Arrieta, who gave up two runs and three hits in five-plus innings. He struck out nine and walked three Cleveland batters. He also had the luxury of watching teammate Addison Russell collect six RBIs, with a two-run double in the first inning and a grand slam in the third.

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One more win and baseball fans everywhere might finally believe in these Cleveland Indians.

That's all it will take for Corey Kluber & Co. to clinch this World Series.

Kluber pitched six sparkling innings on short rest to win again, Jason Kipnis hit a three-run homer in his hometown and the Indians beat the Chicago Cubs 7-2 Saturday night to take a 3-1 lead.

In interviews with the Wall Street Journal, Baylor University regents shared previously undisclosed details of an investigation into the "horrifying" sexual assault allegations against football players at the school.

According to the Journal's report, which was published Friday, the regents said 17 women reported "sexual or domestic assaults involving 19 players, including four alleged gang rapes."

After 15 seasons in the NFL, Steve Young became the first left-handed quarterback ever voted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame. He tells his story in a new memoir, QB: My Life Behind the Spiral.

We've heard that Young is a great, great, great grandson of Brigham Young, the second president of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. So we've invited him to play a game called "Not so great great great grandsons" — three questions about grandsons who didn't quite live up to their famous forefathers.

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UNIDENTIFIED PEOPLE: (Singing) Go, Cubs, go.

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When the Chicago Cubs win home games, the crowd sings this song...

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Does anybody sing the national anthem more than Wayne Messmer? He sung the anthem over the years at Chicago Cubs home games and for the Bulls, the Blackhawks, the Bears and the Chicago Wolves.

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The Cleveland Indians beat the Chicago Cubs 1-0 in Game 3 of the World Series in Chicago, after the Indians' pinch-hitter Coco Crisp helped break the scoreless deadlock in the top of the seventh inning.

Cleveland now takes a 2-1 game lead in a Series that has featured dominant pitching by the winning team of each game.

After three innings, game 3 shaped up as a pitcher's duel, with both Chicago Cubs starter Kyle Hendricks and Cleveland Indians starter Josh Tomlin allowing no runs.

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