Who has the edge going into the World Series? (3:10)
Francona says Cubs 'built for October' (0:33)

Dan Mullen 

Cubs signs are all over the Windy City but turning UBS into CUBS in front of a Chicago landmark is the best yet.

Jayson Stark ESPN Senior Writer 

Cubs fan in security line at O'Hare letting frantic people jump ahead of him, saying: "All the stress in my life is gone. I'm stress-free."

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Cubs' World Series drought in perspective

The Cubs have played 11,309 games since their last World Series appearance. Much has changed in that time.

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Bryant, Fowler make Cubs history

Kris Bryant's RBI single in the first inning on Saturday gave him 11 postseason RBIs with the Cubs -- the most of any player in franchise history, per the Elias Sports Bureau. Bryant's hit scored Dexter Fowler, whose 14 runs scored are the most of any Cubs player in the postseason.

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Pitching puts Cubs in the World Series

The Cubs faced the minimum amount of batters against the Dodgers on Saturday, the second time that's happened in a nine-inning game in postseason history, according to the Elias Sports Bureau. The other instance was Don Larsen's perfect game in the 1956 World Series.

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¿Se rompió la maldición de la cabra?

Esta vez no apareció un gato negro de la nada, como en 1969. Tampoco estuvo Steve Bartman como en el 2003, ni hubo un error de Leon Durham como en 1984. Pero todavía queda romper la maldición de la cabra. Leer

Darren Rovell ESPN Senior Writer 

Topps is selling signed Kris Bryant "NL Champs" cards over the next 24 hours for $200 to $2,000 each, depending on the card's print run

Nick Friedell ESPN Staff Writer 

Dwyane Wade is hoping he will be able to attend Game 3 of the World Series. He said if the Cubs ask him to sing the 7th Inning Stretch along with Jimmy Butler and Rajon Rondo they'll be ready.

Nick Friedell ESPN Staff Writer 

Dwyane Wade says he hasn't finished off his World Series bet with LeBron James but they will figure something out soon.

Nick Friedell ESPN Staff Writer 

Fred Hoiberg, a lifelong Cubs fan, says he appreciates the Cubs' "swagger," and loves the camaraderie they play with. He believes the Cubs are a team you can "learn from" in the way that they play together.

Nick Friedell ESPN Staff Writer 

Cris Felicio didn't practice again because of a throat injury, but Fred Hoiberg remains confident he'll be ready for opener. Denzel Valentine remains questionable with an ankle injury. He did not take contact in Sunday's practice.


Darren Rovell ESPN Senior Writer 

Busy day at Illinois-based Rico Industries, where they're making Cubs NL Champs flags today

Dave Tuley ESPN Staff Writer 

Before concentrating on NFL the rest of the day... The ViewFromVegas is the Chicago Cubs are up to -210 World Series favorite over the Cleveland Indians (+180). The Westgate Las Vegas SuperBook opened the Cubs -175 last night but they're getting the majority of the early support at the betting windows.

Marly Rivera ESPN Writer 

Eddie Vedder enjoying the Cubs clubhouse celebration.