Cubs force a World Series Game 7

The Chicago Cubs celebrate after their win in Game 6 of the Major League Baseball World Series against the Cleveland Indians Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2016, in Cleveland. The Cubs won 9-3 to tie the series 3-3. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

Joe Maddon’s aggressive use of Aroldis Chapman paid off in the Cubs’ Game 6 win – For The Win
Maddon had to win the game Tuesday, and he’ll still have Jon Lester and John Lackey ready in his bullpen on Wednesday if necessary. If you campaigned for years for managers to stop reserving their best relievers for save situations, you kind of need to abide that happening with a club facing elimination regardless of the size of its lead. The Cubs won the game and Chapman says he’s good to go Wednesday, so the move was the right one.

In Game 7, Chicago Cubs will either lose a title — or their mystique – USA Today
Regardless of the outcome at Game 7 of the World Series Wednesday night, the Chicago Cubs are going to lose — either the world championship or their mystique.

They will suffer a painful defeat against the Cleveland Indians, or surrender the Lovable Loser label that has defined and united their fan base.

Chargers’ Jatavis Brown may miss week or two – San Diego Union-Tribune
The Chargers rookie inside linebacker avoided major injury when his left leg slammed into the side of a Broncos offensive lineman during a fourth-quarter touchdown run in Denver. He is expected to miss “a week or two,” a source said, adding that Brown won’t need surgery.

AUDIO: Peter King: “I’d Rather Have The Ball In Philip Rivers’ Hands Than In Melvin Gordon’s Hands”
Peter King of Sports Illustrated and The MMQB explains why the AFC West is the best division in football and also his thoughts on Sunday’s play calling.

Chargers’ Perryman likely to miss at least one game – San Diego Union-Tribune
Denzel Perryman was one of five inside linebackers the Chargers carried to start the season. He is one of four they are expected to be without Sunday.

The physical second-year pro likely will be sidelined against the Titans; a source said Tuesday that the hamstring injury he suffered in Sunday’s loss to the Broncos could require weeks of rest.

New Report Details How Baylor Suppressed Reports Of Sexual Assault – Deadspin
A report last night from Showtime’s 60 Minutes Sports revealed a series of new details about Baylor’s failures to handle reports of sexual assault, especially (although not exclusively) those involving football players. The package, reported by Armen Keteyian, details how Waco police kept details of reported assaults from the Title IX office, how Baylor delayed doing their own investigations as required by the federal government, and how the university reportedly retaliated against two coaches who reported sexual assaults.

Before You Vote Yes on C – Bolts from the Blue
Here are 5 arguments against Measure C which even ardent supporters should be tossing around in their heads before Election Day.

AUDIO: Steve Peace: “There’s A Fundamental Economic Reason Why The NFL Will Never Go Back To Mission Valley”
Consultant for JMI Steve Peace joined Scott and BR to talk about the pros of both Measures C & D, why SDSU wants their own stadium in Mission Valley and what would happen if C fails but D passes.

PODCAST: What’s the difference between Measure C and Measure D? – Bolts from the Blue
John Gennaro and Jeff Siniard discuss the upcoming San Diego election and the two big stadium ballot measures that will be in front of voters.

VIDEO: Scott & BR Honored At San Diego Police Officer’s Association
Scott & BR were honored by the San Diego Police Officer’s Association for their efforts in raising money and awareness for fallen Officer J.D. DeGuzman’s family. For more information on how to donate to the Widows and Orphans Fund, and the SDPOA Memorial Fund, please visit


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