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108 Years In The Making: Chicago Cubs Win World Series, Get Invited To White House

This game truly had all the makings of a November classic. 108 years in the making, Cubs fans this is your day. #FlyTheW

As Kris Bryant fielded the grounder to seal the first World Series win in 108 years, you could see the smile protruding from his face. The agony was over, the curse was over, and the Cubs were crowned world champions Wednesday night (Nov. 2).

Coming back from a 3-1 deficit is no easy feat. Just ask Cleveland fans, which might be a sore subject. Game 7 had everything a fan could ask for: offense, bad weather, over-managing, starters in relief, extra innings, someone on social media predicting it two years ago, and more. It was a true November classic that will live on in infamy (longer than the 108 year drought). Steven Spielberg couldn't write this script, and this is why we love sports.

The Cubs outlasted the Indians 8-7 in 10 innings. After Aroldis Chapman blew a 6-3 lead in the eighth inning, Cubs fans in the stands just stared wide-eyed, motionless into the abyss as they could not believe the game was tied at six. After a 17-minute rain delay, when the Cubs rallied around Jason Heyward, he called the team together saying, "We’re the best team in baseball for a reason. Now we’re going to show it. We play like the score is nothing-nothing. We’ve got to stay positive and fight for your brothers. Stick together and we’re going to win this game."

Ben Zobrist who has become the Robert Horry of the MLB, played the hero with an opposite field base-hit to give the Cubs the lead that they would not relinquish in the tenth inning to become the champs. He went on to win MVP honors for the series.

Joe Maddon did his best to make sure the Cubs would not be champs, with bad move after bad move (mismanaging his pitching staff, a suicide squeeze on a 3-2 count with one out), it's only right the Cubbies were the first team since the 1979 Pittsburgh Pirates to go on the road to command games 6 and 7 to win the World Series. The resilience of this young group of men was uncanny, anytime something went wrong and you expected them to crumble, they battled back time and time again.

No more goats, no more black cats. Steve Bartman, Harry Caray, Bill Murray, this one's for you. The Cubs' celebration was something to behold, from the players to general manager Theo Epstein saying he was going on a "bender" and dropping a casual f*ck you on the air. The turn up was real for the fans as well, as they swamped the streets of Chicago.

President Barack Obama even got in on the fun. The Chicago native, who's a die-hard White Sox fan, congratulated the Cubs on their victory and invited the squad to the White House before his presidency comes to an end.

This is a god dream Cubs fans. Don't ever wake up. #FlyTheW

The Indians did take one win yesterday....

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Utah Jazz Owner Condemns Racism After Russell Westbrook Incident

Utah Jazz owner Gail Miller had a few choice words for fan Shane Keisel after the latter reportedly threw racist remarks at Russell Westbrook following a Monday night game (March 11).

"I am extremely disappointed that one of our quote 'fans' conducted himself in such a way to offend not only a guest in our arena but also me personally, my family, our organization, the community, our players and you, as the best fans in the NBA," Miller said, per ESPN, to the crowd of Jazz fans before the team faced off against the Minnesota Timberwolves Thursday night (March 14).

Within the speech, Miller emphasized how the behavior displayed by Keisel was unacceptable and called for "the best fans in the NBA" to report, in the future, if they saw similar conduct again.

"This should never happen," Miller said. "We are not a racist community. We believe in treating people with courtesy and respect as human beings. From time to time, individual fans exhibit poor behavior and forget their manners and disrespect players on other teams."

"When that happens, I want you to jump up and shout 'stop.' We have a code of conduct in this arena. It will be strictly enforced," the 76-year-old businesswoman continued.

This speech was spawned after Westbrook reported that the Jazz fan had told him to "get on your knees like you're used to." The point guard found the comment to be "completely disrespectful" and "racial." Following the discourse between the two, Westbrook was fined $25,000 by the NBA and Keisel was banned for life from Jazz games.

"Other teams are not our enemies. They are our competition. Competition is a good thing. It allows players to showcase their talents, and it allows fans to encourage, appreciate, cheer for and enjoy those who share their talents with us," Miller said.

Season-ticket holders of the Jazz were warned, via email, that their tickets can be revoked if they are to take the same steps as Keisel. In another email, Miller denounced hate speech and racism amongst other things as well as informing the fans that "violators may be subject to ejection and other penalties, including a lifetime ban."

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Aaron Hernandez's Murder Conviction Upheld Two Years After Suicide

Aaron Hernadez's murder conviction was upheld nearly two years after the former NFL tight end committed suicide inside his jail cell.

According to reports, the Massachusetts Supreme Court ignored the legal principle, which dissolves a person's conviction once they're deceased prior to an appeal stating it's "outdated and no longer consonant with the circumstances of contemporary life.”

In 2015, Hernandez was found guilty of killing semi-pro football player Odin Lloyd. Two years later on April 9, 2017, the 27-year-old was found dead in his cell.

A judge previously threw out the conviction citing a defendant convicted during a trial but who has died prior to an appeal, shouldn't be considered guilty anymore. The conviction, however, was reinstated unanimously by Massachusetts' Supreme Judicial Court.

“We are pleased justice is served in this case, the antiquated practice of vacating a valid conviction is being eliminated and the victim's family can get the closure they deserve,” Thomas M. Quinn III of Bristol County tweeted.

The record will, however, reflect Hernandez's time of death in relation to the appeal. Hernandez was a former New England Patriot and fourth-round draft pick. He played for a brief three seasons.

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Odell Beckham Jr. To Join Cleveland Browns In Shocking Trade

For five years, Odell Beckham Jr. has played for the New York Giants, the only team he's suited up for since entering the pro-league in 2014. Now, the 26-year-old athlete will call a new arena home when he was traded to the Cleveland Browns on Tuesday (March 12), NFL Network's Mike Garafolo reports, a gesture that sent shockwaves throughout the Twitterverse.

The trade arrives on the heels of Beckham's signed five-year deal with the Giants that's estimated at $90 million. In return, the aforementioned team received a first-round draft pick for this year's upcoming selection. Following the announcement, Beckham posted an illustrated version of himself in a Browns jersey with the caption "Dawgs gotta eat...."


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Dawgs gotta eat....

A post shared by Odell Beckham Jr (@obj) on Mar 13, 2019 at 6:09am PDT

The decision also promoted Twitter users to create memes or express their opinion on the ruling. View some of those reactions below.

Here are the trade terms: Giants recieve a first-round pick in 2019 (No. 17 overall), the Browns' second third-round pick this year and S Jabril Peppers, source tells ESPN. Browns get Odell Beckham Jr.

— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) March 13, 2019

Any fan who bought a Giants Odell Beckham Jr. jersey on @fanatics 90 days before the date the deal becomes official will be able to get either trade it for an OBJ Browns jersey or a new Giants jersey of their choice of a value equal to their original purchase.

— Darren Rovell (@darrenrovell) March 13, 2019

With @obj being traded to Cleveland, the Browns will join the Saints, Chiefs, and Rams as one of the most exciting and dangerous offenses in the NFL!

— Earvin Magic Johnson (@MagicJohnson) March 13, 2019


Dave Gettleman:

— Steven #NECChampions (@sdurso5) March 13, 2019

Live footage of Odell Beckham Jr running away from Eli Manning to Cleveland

— Aneesh Mandava (@MandavaAneesh) March 13, 2019

The Giants looking over the trade before sending Odell Beckham Jr. to the Browns

— Mhris Cacri (@ChrisJamesMacri) March 13, 2019

Browns fans once they realized that they just landed Odell Beckham Jr.

— Damir Pereira (@Damir_Pereira) March 13, 2019

Cleveland Browns fans rn #browns #Cleveland #odell #OdellBeckham #OdellBeckhamJr #jarvislandry

— Sir Charm (@Sircharm_ns) March 13, 2019

Woke up this morning thinking I had a nightmare last night but nope. @obj still not a #giant.

— Shobin Uralil (@ShobinU) March 13, 2019

I’m devastated that Odell Beckham is going to the Browns. Wish him all the best, we’ve lost a good one at the Giants camp. @obj

— (@Ieuannbailey) March 13, 2019

Last comment of the night: Odell Beckham Jr. will thrive from a football perspective in Cleveland. Best thing that could happen to him. #Browns #Giants

— Jordan Raanan (@JordanRaanan) March 13, 2019

Madden 19 will be the most played game today. Thanks @obj

— Garrett Todd #14 (@Garrett14Todd) March 13, 2019

[email protected]_Son80 and @obj when he touches down in Cleveland. @Browns

— NFL Films (@NFLFilms) March 13, 2019

This is how I walked into work today after that @obj trade yesterday Go Browns! #Browns #ClevelandBrowns #NFLFreeAgency #NFL

— ADVENTURES WITH CS (@AdventurewithCS) March 13, 2019

I’m glad to see OBJ leave the NFC east.... good morning

— Wale (@Wale) March 13, 2019

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