Justin Van Genderen

The art of victory: Immortalizing the Cubs

We asked 10 Chicago artists to come up with commemorative posters inspired by the Cubs' first World Series appearance in 71 years.

DePorter inspired by Harry Caray to destroy Bartman ball (1:47)
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11mJean-Jacques Taylor

'He was a nobody': Inside Tony Romo's rise

From undrafted free agent to understudy to starting quarterback of the Dallas Cowboys, this is the oral history of the rise of Tony Romo, 10 years after he won the job.

California School for the Deaf rolls over Woodland Christian (2:31)
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23mKevin Pelton

Steph Curry might be the grittiest player in the NBA

When you think of grit in the NBA, you probably don't think of two-time reigning MVP Stephen Curry draining 3-pointers from impossible range. But maybe you should.

Stephen A. thinks Durant should use a championship as motivation, not critics (0:45)
17hBill Barnwell

Football's dumbest unwritten rules

"You have to take the points here." "Don't go for two until you have to." "Run the ball here because if you don't go anywhere you can just run out the clock." It's time for unwritten rules to go.


Darren Rovell ESPN Senior Writer 

The Cubby Bear across from Wrigley has opened with about 150 people on line. $100 cover to get in door. Can't get back in if you walk out


Darren Rovell ESPN Senior Writer 

Wrigley announces that it will offer a 30 cent off coupon so that its 5 sticks of gum will cost 5 cents, the price in 1908

Dave McMenamin ESPN Staff Writer 

Tyronn Lue says that Iman Shumpert has been cleared from the concussion protocol. He'll be in the lineup Friday against Toronto. "He's ready to play," Lue said before shootaround. "That's a good thing for us."

Darren Rovell ESPN Senior Writer 

Jim Mowery, 83, was at the last Cubs World Series game. Here with his $6 ticket from Game 6 in 1945, he'll be inside Wrigley Field tonight

Ben Fawkes ESPN Staff Writer 

The Cubs are heavy favorites tonight in Game 3, according to the Westgate. Cleveland +180 (J. Tomlin) Chicago -200 (K. Hendricks) Over/under on runs is 8.

John Keim ESPN Staff Writer 

Redskins corner Josh Norman also said he expects to play Sunday but they will know a lot more after their walk-through Saturday.

John Keim ESPN Staff Writer 

Redskins tight end Jordan Reed said he still feels normal and expects to play Sunday after missing the last two games with a concussion.

Darren Rovell ESPN Senior Writer 

Confused: Troy and Kristina Alapit from Los Angeles just showed up at Wrigley Field. They're on their honeymoon. "We just wanted to check out the scene" in their Dodgers jerseys

Darren Rovell ESPN Senior Writer 

The original "Marlins Man" is Jim Anixter. A season ticket holder since 1967, he has worn a pink hat in his front row seat at Wrigley since 2000. Born in 1944, his father didn't bring him to the 1945 series. Tonight, he is taking his grandson Tyler, 5 months, to right that wrong.

Darren Rovell ESPN Senior Writer 

Vienna Beef, the official hot dog of Wrigley, has provided the Cubs with 20,000 hot dogs for tonight's game

Darren Rovell ESPN Senior Writer 

Ryan Mueksch and Jake Placzek, both 25, drove seven hours from Nebraska yesterday. They got to Murphy's Bleachers at 8:18 am this morning and plan to stay until the last out. "As Cubs fans, this is what you live for," Mueksch said. "If you can't be at the stadium, it's a bar in Wrigleyville." The two plan to drive to Madison, WI early tomorrow to see the Huskers take on the Badgers.

Darren Rovell ESPN Senior Writer 

8:28 AM CT: Murphy's Bleachers bar in Wrigleyville. Beer is already flowing

Darren Rovell ESPN Senior Writer 

Highest cover charge in Wrigleyville tonight is this bar. For $300, fan gets either an app or an entree & unlimited drinks

Darren Rovell ESPN Senior Writer 

Sluggers, a Wrigleyville bar within view of Wrigley, is charging $100 to get in the door today. Doors open at 10am. Taking out the furniture last night allowed them to expand their capacity from 200 to 400.

Darren Rovell ESPN Senior Writer 

Then vs Now: Line for World Series tickets at Wrigley, 1945 & 2016

Darren Rovell ESPN Senior Writer 

Good morning, beautiful. Ready for your first World Series game in 25,950 days.

Mike Rodak ESPN Staff Writer 

Bills GM Doug Whaley calls Tom Brady the best quarterback he's ever seen in his time. Whaley jokes Bills fans need to fly banners around New Era Field this Sunday urging Brady to retire.

Katherine Terrell ESPN Staff Writer 

Bengals are practicing at Allianz Park this morning--a rugby pitch in North London.

You don't see that every day

When the rest of the Pitt offensive line blocked left, tackle Ryan O'Neil snuck out to the right and took the end-around handoff into the end zone for the score. It was the second touchdown of the season for the 6-foot-6, 300-pound lineman.


Howard posts double-double in Hawks' win

Dwight Howard had a stellar debut with the Hawks, scoring 11 points and grabbing 19 rebounds in Atlanta's 114-99 win over the Wizards.


New team, newfound 3-point range

Dwyane Wade made just seven 3-pointers last season, but he had four Thursday night in his Bulls debut, including a clinching dagger late in the game against the Celtics.


Wade gets warm welcome in Bulls debut

Dwyane Wade received a nice ovation from the United Center crowd after being introduced before his first game as a member of the Bulls.


Mariota connects with Wright for TD

Speedy Titans WR Kendall Wright ran by the Jaguars safeties, and Marcus Mariota floated a pass nicely to him in stride for the score.


Blake Griffin rises up for huge block

The Clippers forward sent this Maurice Harkless shot into the third row.


Murray gets help from Mariota on TD run

DeMarco Murray's 14-yard TD run in the second quarter was a thing of beauty. He reversed field, then followed a block from QB Marcus Mariota for the score.