Cubs win their 1st World Series in 108 years

The Chicago Cubs celebrate after Game 7 of the Major League Baseball World Series against the Cleveland Indians Thursday, Nov. 3, 2016, in Cleveland. The Cubs won 8-7 in 10 innings to win the series 4-3. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)

Curses and comebacks: Cubs buck deep-rooted history to win elusive title – Sports Illustrated
The Cubs—finally—have the World Series title the franchise has been chasing since 1908. To get there, this Chicago team looked its own history in the face, and went in a different direction.

Jason Heyward’s speech spurs Cubs during World Series Game 7 rain delay – USA Today
With his teammates surrounding him, Heyward began to speak. He’s a quiet man, Heyward, preferring to let the other veterans be the vocal leaders in the clubhouse. So when he does speak, his words have a gravity that commands full attention.

Looking around the room, Heyward said that every single one of them had played a part in bringing the Cubs to this point. Whether it was soon-to-be NL MVP Kris Bryant, rookie Albert Almora or veteran backup catcher Miguel Montero, Heyward reminded them, the Cubs had gotten this far as a team.

AUDIO: Geoff Blum: “There Is Not Probably A Better Place To Go Out And Win A World Series”
Former baseball player Geoff Blumgives his thoughts on the World Series, Chicago Cubs and the future of MLB.

Bill Murray celebrates Cubs World Series by acting as a Fox Sports reporter in locker room – For The Win
The Chicago Cubs won the World Series on Wednesday night in Cleveland in an incredible 10 innings vs. the Indians. It put an end to the Cubs’ 108-year title drought, and superfan Bill Murray, who was one of many celebrities at the game, couldn’t believe it.

AUDIO: James Shields: “Padres Are A Great Organization But I Dont Think They Gave Us Enough Time”
Chicago White Sox pitcher James Shields joined Scott and BR to talk about his motto “If you don’t like it play better”, the Padres massive changes in 2016, who he likes in the Game 7 of the World Series and his new Cryogenic company in La Jolla.

Thin Chargers turn to Kyle Emanuel inside – San Diego Union-Tribune
The Chargers are dealing with an injury onslaught at inside linebacker, preparing to enter Sunday’s matchup against the run-heavy Titans without their top four players at the position. They looked outside to find help within. Kyle Emanuel is expected to start and see significant snaps in the interior this weekend.

AUDIO: Melvin Gordon “They Completely Trust Me…We Just Kind Of Fell Short”
Chargers running back Melvin Gordon on emphasis in running the football, why they’ve gravitated towards Matt Slauson and why he knows the coaching staff has faith in him.

Why NFL TV ratings are down, and why you don’t have to care – SB Nation
The NFL’s ratings are down. You don’t have to care. Contrary to what the NFL would like to you think, it’s not a fifth branch of the military, a fourth branch of government, or even a third uncle to you. It’s not a national park, or a vital security interest for this nation. It’s 32 billionaire owners running an overgrown children’s contest with contract labor and wildly variable degrees of competent management. You can opt out. It’s legal.

VIDEO: Dexter McCluster On Former Titans Team & Dangerous Marcus Mariota
Chargers running back Dexter McCluster on facing his former Titans team, what makes Marcus Mariota and the Titans run game so potent and why it’s an important game for the Chargers.

Chargers WR Travis Benjamin has PCL sprain – Bolts from the Blue
While a PCL sprain is not ideal by any stretch of the imagination, at this point in this particular season, Chargers fans have to feel relief at the sight of the words “no surgery necessary.” Benjamin will most likely be questionable for Sunday’s game against the Tennessee Titans, but it’s encouraging that he has not yet been ruled out.

 

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