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Three Hernandez homers lift Dodgers into World Series

Oct 20, 2017 - 3:56 PM

The defending champion Chicago Cubs are eliminated in 5 games

HEADED TO THE WORLD SERIES. The Los Angeles Dodgers are in the World Series for the first time since 1988, and will meet either the New York Yankees or the Houston Astros. Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images/AFP

Cubs repair World Series trophy after Boston damage

May 03, 2017 - 12:38 PM

The team s trophy for the achievement was damaged during a benefit concert hosted by Cubs president Theo Epstein the Hot Stove Cool Music event

DAMAGED TROPHY. The Cubs' World Series trophy, the team's first since 1908, needed to be repaired after it was damaged during an event in Boston. The trophy is seen here held by Jon Lester (L) and Anthony Rizzo during the victory celebration in November 2016. Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images/AFP

2016 in sports: A year of comebacks

Dec 23, 2016 - 6:00 PM

Rappler takes a look back at the biggest most memorable sports comebacks that made the year

2016 saw Cubs, Cavs finally win championships

Dec 19, 2016 - 11:53 AM

Two of the most notorious curses in American sport were wiped away in 2016 while legends Kobe Bryant and Peyton Manning walked away from the game

END OF A DROUGHT. The Chicago Cubs finally ended over a century of futility, putting the Curse of the Billy Goat to rest. File photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images/AFP

LeBron James makes good on wager, wears Cubs uniform to Bulls game

Dec 03, 2016 - 4:11 PM

LeBron James makes good on a bet with former teammate Dwyane Wade after the Indians lost to the Cubs in the World Series

PAY UP. LeBron James made good on a bet with Dwyane Wade, wearing a Cubs jersey to his team's game against the Bulls. Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images/AFP

Cubs win best thing since sliced bread for fans: Obama

Nov 04, 2016 - 1:05 PM

Despite being a Chicago White Sox fan US president Barack Obama knows how big of a deal it is that the Chicago Cubs won the World Series

Cubs beat Indians in Game 7, win first World Series in 108 years

Nov 03, 2016 - 12:50 PM

The Cubs end the longest run of futility in American sports

Cubs, Indians will go the distance to end droughts

Nov 02, 2016 - 2:38 PM

One set of long suffering supporters will finally celebrate the end of epic misery while the other will endure yet another heartbreak and be left to wonder if their wait will ever be rewarded

GRAND SLAM. Addison Russell of the Chicago Cubs hits a grand slam home run during the third inning against the Cleveland Indians in Game 6 of the 2016 World Series at Progressive Field on November 1, 2016 in Cleveland, Ohio. Jason Miller/Getty Images/AFP

Oldest living World Series player can't bring Indians luck

Nov 02, 2016 - 12:26 PM

The 95 year old Eddie Robinson the last living member of the Indians 1948 World Series championship team attends game 6 but fails to see Cleveland celebrate a title just yet

NO LUCK YET. The presence of Eddie Robinson, 95, the oldest living World Series player, did not bring good luck to Indians in Game 6. Photo from Wikipedia

Cubs rout Indians to force one-game title showdown

Nov 02, 2016 - 12:06 PM

A long suffering Chicago Cubs team charges to the brink of their first World Series title since 1908 by forcing a winner take all Game 7 against the Cleveland Indians

DAGGER. Anthony Rizzo of the Chicago Cubs hits a two-run homer during the ninth inning against the Cleveland Indians in Game 6 to seal a 9-3 victory and extend the 2016 World Series to a deciding Game 7. Ezra Shaw/Getty Images/AFP

World Series: Indians hope to emulate Cavaliers title bash

Nov 01, 2016 - 3:55 PM

Memories of the Cleveland Cavaliers NBA championship celebration last June inspire the Cleveland Indians to try and win first World Series title since 1948

WILL INDIANS CELEBRATE? Pitcher Josh Tomlin wants to experience celebrating a championship with the Cleveland Indians, just like the Cavaliers 4 months ago. Jamie Squire/Getty Images/AFP

Cubs try to force winner-take-all World Series showdown

Nov 01, 2016 - 3:24 PM

The Cubs must level the Series to force a seventh game that would decide which hoodoo would finally end

WILL THERE BE A GAME 7? The Chicago Cubs look to extend the World Series to a deciding Game 7. Manager Joe Maddon (C) says it's all up to his team come Game 6. Jamie Squire/Getty Images/AFP

Cubs edge Indians to extend World Series dream

Oct 31, 2016 - 12:27 PM

Sparked by Bryant s solo homer Chicago scores 3 runs in the fourth inning to seize a 3 1 advantage and ultimately win game 5 3 2

Javier Baez #9 (L) and Ben Zobrist #18 of the Chicago Cubs celebrate after beating the Cleveland Indians 3-2 in Game 5 of the 2016 World Series at Wrigley Field on October 30, 2016 in Chicago, Illinois. Elsa/Getty Images/AFP

Indians rip Cubs in Game 4 to reach brink of World Series title

Oct 30, 2016 - 1:59 PM

The Cleveland Indians are one win away from ending their own title slump after taking a 3 1 series lead

ONE MORE WIN. Rajai Davis (L) and Francisco Lindor (R) of the Cleveland Indians celebrate as they move within one win of the World Series title. Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images/AFP

Indians edge Cubs to seize World Series lead

Oct 29, 2016 - 1:39 PM

Cleveland grabs a 2 1 lead over Chicago in Major League Baseball s best of 7 championship showdown

The Cleveland Indians celebrate after beating the Chicago Cubs 1-0 in Game Three of the 2016 World Series at Wrigley Field on October 28, 2016 in Chicago, Illinois. Elsa/Getty Images/AFP

Cubs rout Indians, return home level in World Series

Oct 27, 2016 - 12:50 PM

Jake Arrieta throws 5 hitless innings as the Cubs rout the Indians in Game 2

Indians blank Cubs 6-0 in World Series opener

Oct 26, 2016 - 2:07 PM

The Cubs have to wait a little longer for their first World Series win in 71 years

It's a different World since Chicago Cubs' last Series

Oct 25, 2016 - 11:50 AM

In October 1945 World War II had ended only weeks before The first World Series telecast was two years away Color coverage was a decade off More than a third of US homes lacked flushable toilets

A lion sculpture outside the Art Institute of Chicago wears a batting helmet to help the city celebrate the Chicago Cubs making it into the World Series for the first time since 1945. Scott Olson/Getty Images/AFP

One World Series drought must end as Cubs face Indians

Oct 24, 2016 - 11:44 AM

The Cubs have not won the World Series since 1908 the longest title drought in American sports history while the Indians have not taken the crown since 1948

IT'S ON. Chicago Cubs fans hold a sign after the Chicago Cubs defeated the Los Angeles Dodgers 5-0 in Game 6 of the National League Championship Series to advance to the World Series against the Cleveland Indians. Jamie Squire/Getty Images/AFP

'Cursed' Cubs back in World Series after 71 years

Oct 23, 2016 - 2:36 PM

The Cubs now have the chance to end the longest title drought in North American sports

Baseball: Cubs one win away from World Series spot

Oct 21, 2016 - 3:42 PM

Addison Russell comes up big again to lead the Cubs past the Dodgers in Game 5

MLB: Blue Jays stay alive, Dodgers take 2-1 lead over Cubs

Oct 19, 2016 - 12:26 PM

The Blue Jays beat the Indians 5 1 while the Dodgers beat the Cubs 6 0

STAYING ALIVE. Pitcher Jason Grilli of the Toronto Blue Jays reacts after closing out the top of the eighth inning against the Cleveland Indians during Game 4 of the American League Championship Series. Photo by Elsa/Getty Images/AFP

Chicago Cubs take commanding NLDS lead with 5-2 win over Giants

Oct 09, 2016 - 2:03 PM

The Cubs are one win from the NL Championship series after defeating the San Francisco Giants in Game two

GOING LONG. Chicago Cubs' Travis Wood became the first relief pitcher since 1924 to hit a home run in the postseason. Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images/AFP

New York Mets thrash Cubs to sweep into World Series

Oct 22, 2015 - 12:52 PM

The New York Mets enter the World Series for the first time since 2000 where they await the winner of Kansas City vs Toronto

The New York Mets celebrate after defeating the Chicago Cubs in game 4 of the 2015 MLB National League Championship Series at Wrigley Field. The Mets defeated the Cubs with a score of 8 to 3 to sweep the Championship Series. Photo by David Banks/Getty Images/AFP

Chicago Cubs could fulfill 'Back to the Future II' prophecy

Oct 17, 2015 - 1:50 PM

As the Cubs look to end the longest title drought in North American sports history some fans take hope in a scene from the 1989 comedy film

BACK TO THE FUTURE. Miguel Montero of the Chicago Cubs celebrates with Hector Rondon #56 of the Chicago Cubs after defeating the St. Louis Cardinals 6-4 in game four of the National League Division Series at Wrigley Field. Photo by David Banks/Getty Images/AFP

After 106 title-less years, Chicago Cubs favored to win MLB World Series

Oct 15, 2015 - 5:53 AM

The Chicago Cubs began the season at 40 1 odds to win the World Series for the first time since 1908 Now they re 5 2 favorites heading into the National League Finals

OVERCOMING ODDS. Chicago Cubs Starlin Castro (R) and Tommy La Stella (L) are trying to end the franchise's 106 year-long title drought. Photo by John G. Mabanglo/EPA

WATCH: Baseball coach fractures femur during ceremonial pitch

Apr 01, 2014 - 5:45 PM

Anaheim Angels hitting coach Don Baylor fell and broke his right leg while catching a ceremonial first pitch from Angels star Vladimir Guerrero to start Monday s season opener against Seattle

SPLITTER. Anaheim outfielder Vlad Guerrero walks over to check on batting coach Don Baylor