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Cubs 5, Indians 1 | Series tied, 1-1: Cubs Pull Even in World Series as Indians’ Play Proves Sloppier Than the Weather

Thu, 27 Oct 2016 04:16:42 GMT

Despite command problems early, the Cubs’ Jake Arrieta took a no-hit bid into the sixth inning Wednesday. He held the Indians to one run in five and two-thirds innings, throwing 98 pitches.Jake Arrieta guided the Cubs past the Cleveland Indians to tie the series at one game apiece before the predicted heavy rain arrived.

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TV Viewership Falls in N.F.L. and Premier League: A Blip, or Something Worse?

Wed, 26 Oct 2016 18:52:00 GMT

Sunday night’s 6-6 tie between the Seahawks and the Cardinals on NBC drew 17.7 million viewers, down 11 percent from the game played in that slot last year.The startling, double-digital declines in TV viewership raise questions about whether the football and soccer leagues have reached their peak.

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Can’t You Hear the 1948 Whistle Blowin’

Wed, 26 Oct 2016 17:03:28 GMT

The view from the Lake Shore Limited on the train route that once carried baseball players from New York to Cleveland and Chicago.Retracing part of the train route the Indians took in 1948 after winning their last World Series, on their way from Boston to meet the giddy denizens of Cleveland.

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On Baseball: After 71 Years, Cubs’ World Series Return Falls Flat

Wed, 26 Oct 2016 11:53:03 GMT

It was a bad night for the Cubs in their first World Series game since 1945.The last time the Cubs played a Series game, in 1945, they gave up five runs in the first inning. This year was a little better.

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On Baseball: Party at Napoli’s? Indians Fans Hope He Brings the Celebration to Them

Thu, 27 Oct 2016 04:32:23 GMT

Mike Napoli, then a member of the Texas Rangers, hit a two-run double in the eighth inning during Game 5 of the 2011 World Series.Mike Napoli, a free-spirited, 35-year-old former catcher, has helped lead three different American League teams to the World Series in the past six years.

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On College Football: Eligibility Rules Leave Top N.F.L. Prospects Walking a Perilous Tightrope

Wed, 26 Oct 2016 09:00:04 GMT

L.S.U. running back Leonard Fournette, a junior, hurdling an Auburn player last month. Had Fournette been allowed to enter the draft after his sophomore year, he would most likely have been a high pick.The league’s entry requirements, N.C.A.A. rules on amateurism and football’s demanding nature mean players must give at least three years to their universities while risking career-ending injuries.

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The Big League Prospect Who Became a Mob Hit Man

Mon, 24 Oct 2016 21:50:08 GMT

Maury Lerner batted .328 for the Boise Braves in 1957. Twenty years later, he was serving time at the Adult Correctional Institutions in Rhode Island.Baseball scouts used to scrutinize Maury Lerner’s every move. Then F.B.I. agents were the ones watching.

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When Linsanity Happened

Tue, 25 Oct 2016 17:15:39 GMT

Linsanity reverberates today. We look back on it — the good, the bad and the gaffes — on the eve of Jeremy Lin's return to New York as a member of the Nets.

WADA Needs New Leadership, Antidoping Officials Strongly Suggest

Thu, 27 Oct 2016 00:46:43 GMT

Craig Reedie, the president of the World Anti-Doping Agency and a member of the International Olympic Committee, in May.Officials repeated a call that no antidoping decision-maker hold a policy-making position within a sports organization. That would have excluded the current president, Craig Reedie.

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Game 1 of World Series Draws Most Viewers Since 2009

Thu, 27 Oct 2016 04:52:53 GMT

The Indians’ Roberto Perez (55) celebrating his first home run of Game 1 in front of Cubs catcher David Ross during the fourth inning.The Chicago Cubs have drawn the most viewers throughout the postseason, and that momentum carried into Tuesday’s series opener.

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Sports Briefing: Nets’ Rally Falls Short in Opener at Boston

Thu, 27 Oct 2016 04:48:26 GMT

Carolina’s Cam Newton during a loss to Atlanta on Oct. 2. Newton later left the game with a concussion.Isaiah Thomas had 25 points and 9 assists as the Celtics survived a late scare to beat the visiting Nets, 122-117, in the season opener for both teams.

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Jonathan Lucroy’s Rejection of the Indians Paved the Way for Roberto Perez

Thu, 27 Oct 2016 01:12:19 GMT

The Indians’ Roberto Perez, right, in Game 1 against the Chicago Cubs.Lucroy vetoed a trade to Cleveland and ended up with the Texas Rangers, setting Perez up to start the World Series opener behind the plate.

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World Series: Cubs Head Home to Wrigley After Beating Indians in Game 2

Thu, 27 Oct 2016 03:12:42 GMT

The Cubs’ Jake Arrieta gave up just one hit against the Indians in Game 2.Jake Arrieta shut down the Indians’ lineup, and Kyle Schwarber provided timely hits in a 5-1 victory. The series is tied heading to Wrigley Field for Game 3.

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How to Run Across the Country Faster Than Anyone

Wed, 26 Oct 2016 18:14:35 GMT

Pete Kostelnick is dwarfed by the Nevada wilderness during his record-setting transcontinental run.It takes more than training to complete a transcontinental run. You need a crew and the belief that you’re part of something greater than yourself.

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Spurs 129, Warriors 100: Warriors Blown Out by Spurs in Opener

Wed, 26 Oct 2016 17:06:47 GMT

Kevin Durant, left, and Draymond Green leave the court after losing to the Spurs.Kawhi Leonard scored a career-high 35 points and the Spurs emphatically spoiled Kevin Durant’s first game for Golden State in a rout.

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