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Cubs win first World Series since 1908 in dramatic Game 7

The curse has been broken.

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In a suspenseful Game 7, the Chicago Cubs defeated the Cleveland Indians 8-7 in 10 innings for their first World Series win since 1908.

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Half-sisters meet for first time at World Series

Laurie Green, an Ohio resident and Cleveland Indians fan, said there's no one she'd rather root for her team with than her sister -- even if her sibling is a Chicago Cubs fan. 

And attending Game 6 of the series together was even more meaningful because the two women had never met before. 

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Green, 54, was adopted in the early 1960s, USA Today reported. 

Three years ago, she tracked down her biological father and later began developing a relationship with his daughter, Selena Brosnan, who lives in Chicago. But the relationship was limited to online interaction. 

The two attempted to meet up multiple times, but each time, something came up. Three hundred miles between the sisters made meeting up especially difficult. 

But then Green, an Indians season-ticket holder, invited Brosnan to watch their teams rival off during the World Series. 

"Laurie had the ticket and invited me," Brosnan, 40, said. "We've tried to get together in the past but the timing didn't work out. In the frenzy and excitement of both teams making the World Series, this was the perfect opportunity."

The sisters said they didn't mind sitting next to a fan of the opposing team because they've wanted to meet each other for so long. 

"The fact both our teams are in the playoffs is so exciting," Green said. "I'll be happy if they win -- don’t tell my friends -- and she’ll be happy if we win, I'm sure."

Read more at USA Today.

The World Series brings together half-sisters who meet for first time @ Game 6, Cleveland Indians fan Laurie Green poses with her half-sister, Chicago Cubs fan Selena Brosnan.Posted by Mega Cleveland on Wednesday, November 2, 2016

Tim Tebow hurts knee after awkward slide

Mets outfield prospect Tim Tebow left Monday's Arizona Fall League game with a right knee injury, reported.

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The 2007Heisman Trophy winner out of the University of Florida was on first base for the Scottsdale Scorpions in the bottom of the fourth inning when he attempted to steal second. He was thrown out by Peoria Javelinas catcher Austin Wynns and popped up holding his right leg, reported.

Tebow walked off on his own power after the awkward slide and left the game. He then visited a doctor to have his knee examined.

Tebow, who had singled in his first at-bat, has now hit in three straight games, reported. He is 5-for-34, a .147 average, and had a double, a run batted in and two runs scored in 10 games.

Pearl Jam’s Eddie Vedder duets with Harry Caray at Wrigley

It was appropriate that the singer who once belted out the song “Alive” for Pearl Jam led the Wrigley Field crowd in a World Series musical interlude Sunday night.

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It was more like a duet, actually.

Eddie Vedder took the microphone for the seventh-inning stretch with a rendition of “Take Me Out to the Ball Game,” as the Chicago Cubs remained alive with a nail-biting, 3-2 victory in Game 5 of the World Series. As Vedder sang, a Wrigley Field videoboard simultaneously played the version sung by Harry Caray, the late, beloved broadcaster of Cubs baseball games who died in 1998.

Vedder  dedicated “Take Me Out To The Ball Game” to Cubs catcher David Ross, who is expected to retire after this season.

On Twitter, broadcaster Peter Gammons tweeted that Vedder’s tribute to Ross’ final game at Wrigley Field was “a 2 min ban on dry eyes.”

The World Series resumes Tuesday night in Cleveland, where the Indians own a 3-2 lead in the best-of-seven series. The Indians are looking for their first World Series title since 1948, while the Cubs are looking for their first Series championship since 1908.

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Divorcing couple fight over World Series tickets

“Take Me Out to the Ball Game” has landed in divorce court. And World Series tickets are at the heart of the matter.

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An estranged married couple have been fighting over tickets to Game 4 of the Fall Classic, which will be played Saturday night at Chicago’s Wrigley Field.

Court documents obtained by The Associated Press from the Cook County Circuit Court say that Nancy Riddle submitted an “Emergency Petition For World Series Tickets.” Judge Marya Nega ruled that Riddle’s husband, John Riddle, can keep the tickets for himself and his 12-year-old son, but should pay for a new ticket for Nancy Riddle in a “comparable section of Wrigley Field.

With the frenzy surrounding the Cubs’ first trip to the World Series in 71 years, ticket prices have been at a premium — and costly. The cheapest available tickets begin in that section begin at $3,000.00. By comparison, standing-room-only bleacher tickets for Game 4 on Saturday are selling for $1,600 on StubHub.

The Cubs lost 1-0 to the Cleveland Indians on Friday night in the first World Series game at Wrigley Field since 1945. Cleveland leads the best-of-seven series, 2-1. The Indians have not won a World Series since 1948; the Cubs’ last Series title came in 1908.

John Riddle’s lawyer, Michael Berger, told the AP that his client landed the World Series tickets because he bought a season-ticket package deal with his friends this year before divorce proceedings began in April.

Berger is a fan of the Chicago White Sox and said he reluctantly acknowledged to the court during arguments before Nega that the Cubs "are a great team."

“Even if the Cubs lose this time, it is likely — regrettably — that they will be back to the World Series again soon,” he told the AP via telephone.

Nebraska couple creates Halloween light show to honor Cubs

The excitement over the Cubs reaching the World Series for the first time since 1945 has reached a fever pitch, and a sellout crowd is expected when Wrigley Field hosts Game 3 on Friday night.

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Already, television ratings for the first two games are the highest since 2009, CBS Sports reported.

While Cubs fans in the Chicago area have shown plenty of love for their team, a Nebraska couple decided to mix Halloween with the World Series.

Sabrina Faire and her husband created a Halloween-themed light show that goes along with the Cubs fight song, “Go, Cubs, Go,” WGN-TV reported.

“We have a Halloween light show on our house every year and since this year the Cubs are in the World Series, we decided to do a special song just for them,” the couple said on their YouTube channel page.

This isn’t the first time the couple has created a Halloween light show. For the last few years they have created light shows and uploaded them to their YouTube channel.

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Indians fan digs professor's response after skipping class for World Series

Charlie Winovich is a rabid Cleveland Indians fan who had a dream come true this week. Not only was his beloved baseball team in the World Series for the first time since 1997, he also had tickets to Game 1 of the Fall Classic, thanks to his father who bought a pair for Charlie and his brother.

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The snag for the Ohio University student was that he had class Tuesday night.

That didn’t stop Winovich. The student checked into class, gave his homework to another student to turn in and then quietly slipped away to attend the game at Progressive Field in Cleveland, Fox Sports reported.

When Charlie’s professor, R. Damian Nance, took attendance at the end of class, the student naturally was not there. Charlie then received an email from Nance, a distinguished professor of geological sciences who said he had "zero tolerance" for such absences.

Charlie responded with the truth. “I’ll be completely honest,” he wrote. “I came and swiped and gave a kid next to me my homework because my dad got us tickets to the World Series in Cleveland. I’m sorry I didn’t want to miss the attendance and I did the homework. I understand if you have repercussions.”

Winovich then attached a photo of himself and his brother at the game.

Damian’s response was one any geological sciences student could dig.

“Charlie. That looks like an impeccable excuse,” he wrote. “No repercussions. Go Tribe!”

Winovich posted a screen shot of the email exchange. He and his brother Will were rewarded by the home team, as the Indians won Game 1 6-0 against the Chicago Cubs and Cleveland pitcher Corey Kluber pitched a masterful game — nine strikeouts in six-plus innings.

“It was me and my little brother and probably the closest time we’ll ever share together,” Winovich told CBS News. “I can’t even explain to you what this past year has been like for your everyday Cleveland fan. It’s surreal.”

It was even more special to get the tickets as a present from his dad, a quadriplegic who has been living with Lou Gehrig’s disease for the past 12 years. 

Winovich’s grandfather had season tickets that he planned on selling so Winovich’s dad could get a better wheelchair, CBS News reported. But his dad refused, and instead, insisted that Charlie and Will go to the game.

“Whatever the (repercussions were going to be), it was worth it to make it to a World Series game,” Winovich told CBS News, adding that it was his first — and perhaps last — World Series game ever. “No matter what the case, if you are a Clevelander and something big is going to happen, we will be there to support our own.”

Nance’s email was flooded with well-wishers because of his response to Winovich, the student-run Post Athens of Ohio University reported.

“I realized I had become twitter famous at 5:40 a.m. this morning when I got a text from my son Christopher in Barcelona, Spain,” Nance said in an email to the newspaper.

Youngest Cleveland, Chicago fans cheer on their Indians, Cubs

Cleveland Clinic is making sure that its new arrivals have the love of the Indians written in their DNA.

Newborns at the famous hospital are now getting red, white and blue knit caps and "World Series Baby" onesies while the Tribe try to fulfill their destiny as World Series champs.

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The photos were posted on the hospital's Twitter and YouTube accounts.

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In a press release the hospital said, "The smallest (and cutest) Cleveland Indians fans have been warming up in the bullpen for 9 months, and their call has finally arrived."

Not to be outdone, Advocate Health Care in Chicago has also dressed its new babies in Cubs onesies with the phrase "Born to fly the W."

One of the health system's hospitals is blocks away from Wrigley Field, CNN reported.

MLB's Cubs and Indians fight on Twitter over weather delays

After the Cleveland Indians won Game 1 of the World Series 6-0 against the Chicago Cubs on Tuesday, MLB announced Wednesday’s Game 2 would be moved up to 7 p.m. due to weather considerations.

Questions lingered during the day about the weather, which led to that time-honored traditional Twitter fight between the National League and American League champs.

Actually, there is no time-honored tradition, but Cubs employees were obviously frustrated with last night’s loss.

According to’s Cut 4, Cubs fans began bombarding the Indians Twitter account with info on the whether the game would be delayed or played. During the postseason, the MLB decides if games are playable. That isn’t the case in the regular season, which has led to fireworks between rivals like the St. Louis Cardinals and Cincinnati Reds.

The Indians were quick to respond and made a change to thier Twitter bio in the commotion. A line says, "We don't control the weather or rain delay decisions, Cubs fans. #RallyTogether."

Twitter accounts for pro sports and college teams have often had colorful, funny and sometimes ugly relations with fans, media and other teams.

The standard for Twitter mic-dropping excellence still belongs to the Columbus Blue Jackets for this shot it took at ESPN’s Twitter account in 2014.

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