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Celebrities Who Are Rooting for the Cubs

Including Bill Murray with an awesome shirt

(Newser) - The Chicago Cubs need to beat the Cleveland Indians both Tuesday and Wednesday nights if they want to win the World Series for the first time since 1908—and there are a number of celebrities hoping they do just that. CBS rounds up celebrities who have been spotted rooting for...

Cubs Survive, Send Series Back to Cleveland

Indians still lead 3-2, will play at home Tuesday

(Newser) - They're going back to Cleveland. The Chicago Cubs avoided elimination and kept their World Series hopes alive with a 3-2 win Sunday night at Wrigley Field, reports the AP . The Indians still lead the Series 3-2, with Game 6 set for Tuesday night in Cleveland. The Cubs brought in...

Cubs on Thin Ice: Indians Win Again
Cubs on Thin Ice:
Indians Win Again

Cubs on Thin Ice: Indians Win Again

Cleveland takes 3-1 lead in World Series

(Newser) - Chicago Cubs fans who were delirious that their team made it into the World Series now face the prospect of watching them lose it all Sunday night on home turf. The Cleveland Indians won Game 4 easily Saturday night, 7-2, to take a 3-1 lead in the series, reports the...

Indians Win Nail-Biter, Take Lead in Series

Cleveland beats the Cubs at Wrigley, 1-0

(Newser) - The Cleveland Indians spoiled the fun for fans at Wrigley Field Friday night with a 1-0 win over the Chicago Cubs. The victory puts the Indians up 2-1 in the World Series, with Game 4 Saturday night at Wrigley. Cleveland broke the scoreless tie in the seventh inning on an...

A Folk Hero Is Born: Unlikely Star Emerges for Cubs

Kyle Schwarber isn't supposed to be doing what he's doing

(Newser) - Even those not paying close attention to the World Series might be hearing the name Kyle Schwarber being thrown around a lot after the first two games. As in, "The Legend of Kyle Schwarber" as the Chicago Cubs catcher puts it, per USA Today . The 23-year-old suffered a devastating...

Cubs Win First World Series Game in 71 Years
Cubs Tie Series,
Get Ready to
Face the Curse
WORLD SERIES

Cubs Tie Series, Get Ready to Face the Curse

Arrieta pitched no-hitter into 6th inning

(Newser) - Jake Arrieta made a teasing try at history, Kyle Schwarber drove in two runs, and the Chicago Cubs brushed off a shutout to even the World Series with their first Fall Classic win in 71 years, 5-1 over the Cleveland Indians in Game 2 on Wednesday night. Arrieta carried a...

Cleveland Cruises to Victory in Game 1
In First World
Series Game,
a Solid Shutout
WORLD SERIES

In First World Series Game, a Solid Shutout

Chicago Cubs lost 6-0 to the Cleveland Indians

(Newser) - Corey Kluber got the Cleveland Indians off to a great start and Roberto Perez finished off the Chicago Cubs in their first World Series game since 1945. Kluber pitched neatly into the seventh inning, Perez hit two home runs, and the Indians beat the Cubs 6-0 in the opener Tuesday...

One of Sports' Biggest Execs Walks to Work Unnoticed

Theo Epstein is trying to break another curse, this time with Cubs

(Newser) - Theo Epstein got himself hired as general manager of the Red Sox at age 28 and quickly became known as a baseball wunderkind when Boston busted its curse and won the World Series in 2004. Epstein is 42 now and on the cusp of doing the same for another city...

There's Pricey, Then There's World Series Tickets Pricey

One ticket might cost you an arm and a leg

(Newser) - Fans hoping to see the Cubs play in the World Series for the first time since 1945 are finding a seat could cost them more than what their grandparents paid for their houses. The euphoria from Saturday night's victory over the Los Angeles Dodgers gave way Monday to the...

Ohio, Illinois Govs' World Series Bet: Beer ... Mustard?

Pizza for Bruce Rauner, 'fan favorites' like ballpark mustard for John Kasich

(Newser) - The governors of Illinois and Ohio have bet each other cases of beer, pizza, and other ballpark favorites ahead of the World Series contest between the Cubs and the Indians. In a Monday tweet , Republican Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner wagered an extra-large Chicago-style deep-dish pizza and a case of microbrew...

Cubs Will Play in World Series
Cubs Will Play in World Series

Cubs Will Play in World Series

Chicago advances, will face Cleveland

(Newser) - The Chicago Cubs are at long last headed back to the World Series. Kyle Hendricks outpitched Clayton Kershaw, Anthony Rizzo and Willson Contreras homered early, and the Cubs won their first pennant since 1945, beating the Los Angeles Dodgers 5-0 Saturday night in Game 6 of the NL Championship Series....

Bill Murray Holds White House Press Briefing

He talks Cubs baseball and the plight of trees in Los Angeles

(Newser) - Bill Murray stepped in for White House press secretary Josh Earnest on Friday, holding his own short briefing in the White House press room, the Chicago Tribune reports. Murray, as one would expect, used his time to discuss the Chicago Cubs with the handful of assembled reporters, one of whom...

Cubs Go Up One Over Dodgers in NLCS Opener

Game 2 is Sunday night

(Newser) - Miguel Montero delivered a memorable swing, Javier Baez stole home with his daring dash down the line, and Jon Lester turned in another steady performance on the mound, reports the AP . It all added up to another dramatic victory for the Chicago Cubs, who are off and running in the...

Cubs Take Big Step to Ending Team 'Curse'

Chicago advances to the National League championship

(Newser) - Kris Bryant tossed his glove high in the air, Jake Arrieta jumped over the dugout railing, and the rest of the Chicago Cubs rushed to join the celebration. Pure revelry and a sigh of relief, all at once. World Series favorites since opening day, the Cubs took another step in...

Cubs Fire DJ for 'Irresponsible' Song Choice

It 'showed a lack of judgment and sensitivity'

(Newser) - The Chicago Cubs fired one of their two DJs for what they called an "irresponsible" choice of song—one that was apparently aimed at pitcher Aroldis Chapman, who joined the team in July. After Chapman left the mound in the ninth inning of Sunday's game against the St....

No End to Cubs' World Series Drought After Mets Sweep

Chicago lost 8-3 on Wednesday

(Newser) - The Back to the Future II prediction was not to be: The Cubs lost 8-3 on Wednesday as the New York Mets wrapped up a four-game sweep in an NL Championship Series that had Chicago's faithful eagerly hoping for more. Instead, the Cubs' World Series championship drought that dates...

Long-Suffering Chicago Cubs Fans Hopeful, Fearful

Better win it all, Cubbies, 'while we can still enjoy it'

(Newser) - Living in a nursing home run by the Little Sisters of the Poor, 82-year-old Edith Heath knows something about faith. As a fan of the Chicago Cubs who was born 25 years after her favorite team last won the World Series, she knows there are only so many times she...

Dudes Devour 40-Pound Goat to Break Cubs' Curse

Competitive eater and pals hope 'disgusting' meal gets Cubs to playoffs

(Newser) - The Cubs beat the Brewers 4-0 last night , gaining ground toward a wild-card spot in the National League playoffs, and if Chicago wins tonight, they may have a goat to thank. For 69 years, 11 months, and 17 days, the MLB team has labored under "The Billy Goat Curse,...

Wrigley Field's Bathrooms Were Closed, So This Happened

Fans on opening day reportedly resorted to peeing in cups after 45-minute waits

(Newser) - Baseball fans endured a long, cold winter for opening day, but for Cubs fans at Wrigley Field last night, there was more waiting to come to answer nature's call. According to a statement sent out by the Cubs after their game against the St. Louis Cardinals, two of the...

If Prediction Is Correct, $85K DeLorean Could Be Yours

The Chicago Cubs will have to defy the laws of the universe, win World Series

(Newser) - The only thing standing between you and your very own flux capacitor is the Chicago Cubs and the death of a 107-year-old dry spell. As the Daily Herald reports, an Illinois car museum is offering up its exhibit 1981 DeLorean—complete with aforementioned flux capacitor—to one lucky visitor, with...

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