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Chicago Cubs Hope To Even The World Series In Game 2 Against Cleveland

Wed, 26 Oct 2016 18:25:47 -0400

The Cubs hope to shake off their 6-0 loss in Game 1 and that they'll have a better chance with their ace Jake Arrieta facing the Indians' Trevor Bauer.

Cubs Fans Decorate Grave Sites Of Loved Ones Across Chicago Area

Wed, 26 Oct 2016 18:03:00 -0400

As the Chicago Cubs compete for their first World Series title since 1908, fans are decorating grave sites of loved ones at cemeteries across the area. For many, the Cubs' success is bittersweet.

American Shatters Guinness World Record For Most Rounds Of Golf Played

Wed, 26 Oct 2016 16:47:13 -0400

Barry Gibbons recently broke the record for most rounds of golf played, walking. He tells us why he decided to break this Guinness record and how it's affected his health and marriage.

World Series Game 1: Cleveland Indians Beat Chicago Cubs 6-0

Wed, 26 Oct 2016 05:06:00 -0400

Cleveland fans hope their city will claim its 2nd championship this year. The Cavaliers won the NBA championship in June. Will the baseball team be next? The Indians are on their way, winning Game 1.

'Black Jeopardy' Sketch Is Compelling Analysis, 'Slate' Correspondent Says

Wed, 26 Oct 2016 05:06:00 -0400

Steve Inskeep talks to Jamelle Bouie of Slate, about the sketch on Saturday Night Live. He says it had more to say about race than a thousand tenderly crafted portraits of the white working class.

Wayne Gretzky On Hockey History, Dreaming Big And Canadian Pride

Wed, 26 Oct 2016 04:37:00 -0400

The ice hockey legend marks the 99th anniversary of the NHL with his new book 99: Stories of the Game. Never mind the sport's tough guy reputation; "the game of hockey is an art," Gretzky says.

Cleveland Indians Beat Chicago Cubs 6-0 In Game 1 Of World Series

Tue, 25 Oct 2016 20:46:00 -0400

The Indians took a 2-0 lead in the first inning and added four more runs with two homers by catcher Roberto Perez.

Giants Cut Kicker Josh Brown Over Domestic Abuse Allegations

Tue, 25 Oct 2016 17:29:00 -0400

The case has raised questions about the NFL's willingness to punish domestic abusers. "Our beliefs, our judgments and our decisions were misguided," the team's president said.

Cubs Vs. Indians: World Series To End One Team's Historic Drought

Tue, 25 Oct 2016 16:23:00 -0400

The 2016 World Series is a dream matchup for many. The Chicago Cubs, title less since 1908, will face the Cleveland Indians who last won a championship a mere 68 years ago.

Indians Or Cubs, The World Series Will Put An End To One Team's Drought

Tue, 25 Oct 2016 13:55:00 -0400

Even before tonight's opening pitch, the mere fact that these two teams have made it this far is historic in itself. The Indians last won a championship in 1948, and the Cubs haven't won since 1908.

Chicago Art Institute's Bronze Lions Don Cubs Caps

Tue, 25 Oct 2016 06:21:00 -0400

It's a tradition for the big bronze lions that guard the doors of the school to wear the head gear of whichever local team is in the finals. For the first time, they're wearing Cubs baseball caps.

Indians Vs. Cubs: Each Aims To End Decades-Long Championship Drought

Tue, 25 Oct 2016 05:05:00 -0400

The Cleveland Indians host the Chicago Cubs in Game 1 of the World Series Tuesday night. The Indians last title was in 1948 — the Cubs in 1908.

20 Years Later, Humans Still No Match For Computers On The Chessboard

Mon, 24 Oct 2016 17:36:00 -0400

IBM's Deep Blue beat chess great Garry Kasparov in 1997. Humans and computers play the game differently, but have computers taught humans much about the game?

Championship Fever Hits Cleveland As Indians Vie For World Series Title

Mon, 24 Oct 2016 16:28:32 -0400

Tuesday will be one strange day for sports fans in Cleveland. On the very same night the Indians host the Cubs for Game 1 of the World Series, right across the street the Cavaliers will raise the banner on their first ever NBA Championship. Pandemonium is all but assured.

Rocks And Auto Parts Were Part Of Polio Survivor's Rehab Plan

Mon, 24 Oct 2016 11:42:00 -0400

Dennis Ogbe got polio at age 3 in Nigeria. He's gone on to win medals in the Paralympics. And he hopes the battle against polio will be won, despite its reappearance in his homeland.