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CLEVELAND -- The Latest on Game 7 of the World Series between the Chicago Cubs and Cleveland Indians on Wednesday (all times local):11:55 p. Myles Turner Jersey.m.The Cubs and Indians are headed to extra innings tied 6-6, with Game 7 headed for a dramatic finish.Its the first Game 7 of the Series to go to extra innings since 1997, when the Florida Marlins beat the Indians in 11 innings. Edgar Renteria ended that one with an RBI single that deflected off the glove of pitcher Charles Nagy.The Cubs were four outs from their first title since 1908, but star closer Aroldis Chapman blew a 6-3 lead in the eighth when Brandon Guyer hit an RBI double with two outs and Rajai Davis homered.Cleveland is seeking its first championship since 1948.-11:45 p.m.Javier Baez squared to bunt with a full count and a runner on third, and the Cubs infielder fouled it off to help the Indians preserve a 6-6 tie in a nervy top of the ninth inning in Game 7.With one out, Jason Heyward stole second base with Baez batting then took third when catcher Yan Gomes throw skipped into the outfield. Baez then tried to bunt, fouling the ball straight back for strike three.Dexter Fowler then grounded out to shortstop, ending the inning.Cleveland has the top of the order due up in the bottom of the ninth, starting with Carlos Santana, Jason Kipnis and Francisco Lindor.---11:25 p.m.Could a little rain extend baseballs longest droughts?Indians outfielder Rajai Davis tied Game 7 at 6 with a two-run homer in the eighth inning, and when Chicagos David Ross stepped in to lead off the ninth, the rain started coming down.The Cubs are trying to win their first World Series championship since 1908, and Cleveland hasnt won since 1948.The start of the game was moved up 8 minutes to 8 p.m. over concerns it might get wet. AccuWeather senior meteorologist said in a statement before the game: If Game 7 runs late or goes into extra innings, then the chance of drenching rain will increase.--11:20 p.m.Indians outfielder Rajai Davis hit a tying, two-run homer off closer Aroldis Chapman, and Cleveland and the Chicago Cubs are headed to the ninth inning of Game 7 tied 6-6.Davis yanked Chapmans slider over the wall in the left-field corner with two outs in the eighth inning, capping a three-run inning and pulling the Indians even for the first time since the fourth inning.Chapman relieved Jon Lester to protect a 6-3 lead with two outs and a man on first. He allowed an RBI double to Brandon Guyer in his first at-bat, then delivered a hittable slider that Davis smacked.Manager Joe Maddon has been questioned about his use of Chapman in Games 5 and 6. Maddon let the closer throw 62 pitches over three days leading up to Game 7.Chicago has David Ross, Jason Heyward and Javier Baez due up in the ninth. Ross and Baez have already homered.---10:55 p.m.Six outs to bury 108 exasperating years.Jon Lester struck out Jason Kipnis with a runner on second base to end the seventh inning, protecting a 6-3 Cubs lead. With closer Aroldis Chapman warming in the bullpen, that could be it for Lester.The veteran left-hander came on in relief of Kyle Hendricks in the fifth inning and allowed two runs to score on a wild pitch. Hes been solid since, completing 2 1/3 innings without more damage in his first relief outing since the 2007 AL Championship Series, when he pitched for the Red Sox at Progressive Field.---10:25 p.m.The Chicago Cubs are nine outs away from ending 108 years of frustration.Chicago leads the Cleveland Indians 6-3 through six innings of Game 7. The Cubs have three home runs through six innings after managing just six total through the first six games of the Series.Javier Baez, Chicagos 21-year-old defensive whiz, is the second-youngest player in World Series history to hit a home run in Game 7, while 39-year-old catcher David Ross is the oldest player to homer in a winner-take-all World Series game.---10:10 p.m.David Ross homered in what might have been his final major league at-bat.The Cubs catcher, set to retire after the season, launched a solo shot off shutdown left-hander Andrew Miller in the sixth inning. The ball just cleared the wall in center field, boosting Chicagos lead to 6-3.Ross entered in the bottom of the fifth along with left-hander Jon Lester. The veteran backstop has been Lesters go-to handler behind the plate all season, and his homer stretched Chicagos lead after Cleveland got two runs on Lesters wild pitch.---10 p.m.Jason Kipnis and the Cleveland Indians used their legs to get back into Game 7 against the Chicago Cubs.Carlos Santana scored from third base and Kipnis came in from second when Jon Lester uncorked a wild pitch with two outs in the fifth, pulling the Indians to 5-3.Lester came on with two outs in the fifth when starter Kyle Hendricks was pulled after walking Santana. Kipnis reached on an infield hit and a throwing error by catcher David Ross, who entered at the same time as Lester.Both runners came home when Lesters pitch bounced off Ross mask and skipped toward the Cubs dugout. Kipnis slid headfirst under Lesters tag to give the Indians a needed jolt.---9:45 p.m.The Chicago Cubs are pouring it on in Game 7.Javier Baez led off the fifth with a home run against Corey Kluber and Anthony Rizzo doubled home Kris Bryant on a perfectly executed hit-and-run play to give the Cubs a 5-1 lead.Kluber, who won Games 1 and 4 for the Indians, exited after Baezs home run. The Chicago second baseman was 4 for 26 with 11 strikeouts before his first home run of the World Series. Kluber allowed four runs in four-plus innings and failed to record a strikeout for the first time in his major league career.---9:20 p.m.The Cubs again lead Game 7 thanks to their aggressive baserunning and some shoddy defense by the Cleveland Indians.Kris Bryant scored on Addison Russells sacrifice fly to shallow center field when Rajai Davis throw home came in high. Bryant slide safely under catcher Roberto Perezs tag for a 2-1 lead. Willson Contreras added on when he doubled off the wall to bring home Ben Zobrist.Davis got a bad jump on Contreras fly, taking a step in before scrambling backward as the ball sailed through the warm November night and off the wall.The Cubs led 3-1 after four innings.---9 p.m.The Cleveland Indians have tied it up in Game 7.Coco Crisp led off with a double against Kyle Hendricks, moved to third on Roberto Perezs sacrifice bunt and scored when Carlos Santana singled into right field to knot the game at 1.The Indians flirted with a big inning when Chicago second baseman Javier Baez dropped a flip from shortstop Addison Russell that put runners on first and second with one out. Francisco Lindor flew out to right and Chicago third baseman Kris Bryant snagged a sharp line drive by Clevelands Mike Napoli.Left-hander Jon Lester began warming up in Chicagos bullpen during the fourth inning.---8:40 p.m.Kyle Hendricks has kept the Cleveland Indians off the board through two innings of Game 7. The Cubs lead 1-0 behind Dexter Fowlers leadoff home run in the first.Hendricks worked around an error by second baseman Javier Baez to get out of the first inning and wriggled free of potential trouble in the second.Clevelands Jose Ramirez led off the second with a single, but Hendricks caught him leaning toward second base and picked him off. Lonnie Chisenhall followed with a single to right, but Rajai Davis bounced into a double play to end the threat. Chisenhall ended a 1-for-24 slide.The Cubs won 77 percent of games in which they scored first this season, the highest percentage in the majors.---8:15 p.m.Dexter Fowler has given the Chicago Cubs an early lead in Game 7.The Cubs center fielder led off this World Series finale by sending a 2-1 pitch from Cleveland ace Corey Kluber over the wall in center, and Chicago led 1-0 after one inning.Its the first leadoff home run in a winner-take-all Series game. Clevelands Rajai Davis made a leaping attempt to snare the fly at the wall, but it sailed over his glove. Fowler celebrated by spinning and yelling at the Chicago dugout after rounding first.The run jolted the already animated Cubs contingent in the stands. Progressive Field featured large swaths of blue and several loud chants of Lets Go Cubs during the pregame festivities and throughout the first inning. Kris Bryant was even serenaded by MVP! chants during his at-bat -- a common occurrence this season at Wrigley Field.It was the first leadoff homer allowed by Kluber this season. The last was Aug. 29, 2015, by Kole Calhoun.---7:30 p.m.The Chicago Cubs 9-3 win over Cleveland was the most-watched World Series Game 6 since 1997.Tuesday nights game had a 13.3 rating and 23 share on Fox, drawing 23.4 million viewers. It was the highest-rated Game 6 since the New York Yankees 2009 clincher against Philadelphia drew a 13.4/22 and the most-watched since Clevelands win at Florida in 1997 was seen by 23.7 million.The game drew 425,000 for Spanish-language coverage on Fox Deportes and 151,000 for digital coverage on Fox Sports Go, for a total audience of 24 million.This years Series entered Game 7 averaging an 11.3/20 and 20 million viewers, the most watched since Bostons four-game sweep of St. Louis in 2004.The rating is the percentage of television households tuned to a program, and the share is the percentage showing a broadcast among those homes with TVs on at the time.---7:15 p.m.Welcome to Wrigleyille East.The prospect of the Chicago Cubs winning the franchises first title in more than a century led thousands of Cubs fans to invade Progressive Field ahead of Game 7. There were large swaths of Chicago blue in a sea of Cleveland red an hour before first pitch.Stubhub reported a surge in sales of Game 7 tickets from the Chicago area on the secondary market. Stubhub spokesman Cameron Papp says up to 60 percent of transactions in the run-up to game time came from the greater Chicago market. A downloadable standing room only ticket was still going for $750 at 7 p.m. Eastern.Indians manager Terry Francona says he expects the stadium to be rocking regardless of who buys the tickets and doesnt expect the influx of Cubs fans to have any impact on the outcome.---5:45 p.m.Wild Thing wasnt going to miss a Game 7 for the ages.Actor Charlie Sheen, who played Ricky Wild Thing Vaughn in Major League, the iconic film about a sad-sack Cleveland Indians team finally reaching the playoffs, will be at the climactic game between the Indians and Chicago Cubs.The Indians confirmed Sheen will be in attendance.With a push from fans on social media, Sheen had campaigned to throw out one of the ceremonial pitches before one of the four games in Cleveland. However, the Indians and Major League Baseball chose to go with former players to handle the duties.Sheens character in the film is a glasses-wearing, hard-throwing, hard-living right-hander who doesnt always find the strike zone. But once the fictional Indians figure out his eye problems he helps lead them to success.---5 p.m.Between the broken ribs and peanut butter, Indians manager Terry Francona had an interesting, restless night before Game 7.Francona, who joked about wearing his uniform back to his nearby apartment following Game 6, said he didnt sleep well on Tuesday night.I had a nightmare that somebody broke my ribs, he said.Francona said he woke up and realized he had fallen asleep on his TV remote control, which had pushed deep into his ribs and left a mark.Beyond that, Francona, who ordered $44 worth of ice cream from room service while the team was in Chicago over the weekend, said his room looked like a national disaster.I had peanut butter on my glasses, he said. It was a bad night, man.---4:30 p.m.Indians manager Terry Francona isnt punishing rookie center fielder Tyler Naquin by sitting him in Game 7.Naquin and right fielder Lonnie Chisenhall let a fly ball drop between them in the first inning of Game 6, a mistake that paved the way to Chicagos 9-3 win over Cleveland.Later, Naquin came up with the bases loaded in the fourth but struck out.Francona said he feels Naquin is pressing a little bit. During the regular season you might kind of let him get through it, but with one game left and with (Corey) Kluber pitching, were trying to put a premium on catching the ball.Rajai Davis will start in center against Cubs right-hander Kyle Hendricks. With the prospect of facing lefties Aroldis Chapman and Jon Lester late in Game 7, Francona wanted to have the right-handed hitting Davis in the lineup.You can tell hes pressing, Francona said of Naquin, who is batting .143 in the Series. Its not punishment. Its trying to win.---3:55 p.m.The Cleveland Indians are tweaking their outfield for Game 7 after a costly mistake in Game 6.Center fielder Tyler Naquin is out and Rajai Davis is back in for Cleveland. Naquin and right fielder Lonnie Chisenhall let a fly ball drop between them and turn into a two-run double in the first inning of Tuesday nights loss.Carlos Santana will lead off for the Indians, followed by Jason Kipnis, Francisco Lindor, Mike Napoli and Jose Ramirez. Chisenhall will hit sixth, with Davis seventh, Coco Crisp eighth and Roberto Perez catching and hitting ninth.---3:30 p.m.The Chicago Cubs are sticking with what works in Game 7 of the World Series.The Cubs will use the same lineup that torched the Cleveland Indians for nine runs in a Game 6 win against Indians ace Corey Kluber on Wednesday night.Dexter Fowler will lead off, followed by Kyle Schwarber, Kris Bryant and Anthony Rizzo. Ben Zobrist, who is hitting .391 in the series, will hit fifth. Addison Russell, who tied a World Series record with six RBI in Game 6, will hit sixth, followed by Willson Contreras, Jason Heyward and Javier Baez.The Cubs have managed just one run off Kluber in his two starts in the Series, victories by the Indians in Game 1 and Game 4.---3:10 p.m.The Indians are bringing out one of their biggest bats for Game 7.Jim Thome, the teams career home run leader, will throw out the ceremonial first pitch when the Indians and Cubs meet with one of the franchises finally ending a long championship drought.Thome was a member of the last Cleveland team to play in the Series in 1997, when the Indians lost Game 7 to Florida. He has attended several games in this Series. Thome grew up in Illinois and rooted for the Cubs as a kid.But his allegiance remains to the Indians, whom he played for from 1191-2002 and came back in 2011. The slugger hit 612 career homers -- 337 during his time with Cleveland -- and hes immortalized with a statue beyond the center-field wall.---12:55 p.m.There is a chance of rain in the late innings of World Series Game 7 at Clevelands Progressive Field.Unseasonably warm temperatures in the upper 60s or low 70s are forecast for Wednesday night. The chance of rain increases from 19 percent at 8 p.m. to 49 to 55 percent at 11 p.m., according to AccuWeather.AccuWeather senior meteorologist Brian Wimer says in a statement: While a brief shower cannot be ruled out during Wednesday evening, if Game 7 runs late or goes into extra innings, then the chance of drenching rain will increase.Major League Baseball announced late Tuesday it was moving up the start time by 8 minutes to 8 p.m.Last week, the start of Game 2 was moved up by 1 hour to 7:08 p.m. Light rain started in the eighth inning, and heavy rain hit shortly after the final out at about 11:15 p.m. Alex Poythress Jersey .C. -- Rodney Hood connected from all over the court while freshman Jabari Parker was busy swatting shots and scoring in transition. Cheap Pacers Jerseys Authentic . 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One of the biggest justifications for their weekly rankings has been wins over top-25 opponents and wins against teams with records of .500 or better. Its why the Big Ten no longer schedules FCS teams and has gone to a nine-game league format. Its why Week 1 features four matchups between two ranked teams. Teams arent penalized for a good loss (see: Notre Dame at Clemson last year) but also arent rewarded for FCS wins (looking at you, North Carolina).One of the top criteria we have in our rankings is strength of schedule. We look at all of those things. I know when were comparing schools or looking at schools, we throw it right up on the screen: whod they play, what their opponents records were. Thats very important -- your quality wins. -- CFP committee member Barry Alvarez2. Win your conferenceNowhere does it say specifically teams have to win a conference championship game (Oklahoma didnt need one last year), but there is heavy weight given to that so-called 13th data point, which was the very reason Ohio State finished in the top four in 2014. The Buckeyes romp of Wisconsin was exactly what it needed to sneak into the top four for the first time all season, pushing the Big 12 out. A conference title is used to help the committee members choose between comparable teams. Its why Michigan State bumped Iowa out of the top four last year and why it jumped Oklahoma in the final ranking.I think that win over that highly ranked team added to the rest of their body of work caused Michigan State to be ranked ahead of Oklahoma. -- Former committee chairman Jeff Long on Dec. 6, 20153. Lose early, not lateNobody within the CFP will concede this publicly, but by the nature of the sport, a November loss is far more damaging than one in September. Ask the Buckeyes, who suffered a devastating Nov. 21 loss to Michigan State last year, or Stanford, which won the Pac-12 but couldnt overcome that Nov. 14 home loss to Oregon. Or Notre Dame, which was eliminated with a Nov. 28 loss to Stanford.4. Win the head-to-head debateSee: TCU vs. Baylor. For committee members who wrestled with which Big 12 co-champ was better in 2014, the protocol helped guide them, as it says that head-to-head results should be used to help rank comparable teams. That could come into play this year with teams like Florida State and Clemson or LSU and Alabama.TCU went behind Baylor because I think people when they voted took into account finally the head-to-head. People would say why dont you take the head-to-head during the season? Because at that point, there are games that are being played, and one teams schedule might be significantly more challenging than another teams schedule, but once youve been through playing the whole conference slate and youre on even footing, and thats when you have to get it right. -- Former committee member Mike Tranghese5. Pass the eye testOK, so theres a wee bit of subjectivity in this system, but if you dont impress the five former coaches in the room, odds are the rest of the committee isnt impressed, either. Alabama lost at home to Ole Miss last year but was sttill one of the committees top four teams based in large part on its strength of schedule (see No. Bojan Bogdanovic Jersey. 1 on this list) and simply how good it looked.6. Dont assume undefeated means No. 1Undefeated Florida State from 2014 can attest to this, along with Ohio State from 2015. The Seminoles were undefeated in the first year of the playoff, were never ranked No. 1 and were consistently ranked as low as No. 3. In Week 11 last year, a one-loss Alabama team jumped to No. 2 over undefeated Ohio State.There is debate about that. Theres certainly those who view a team coming from behind and winning as a sign of a strong team, and theres others who might believe that theyre a good enough team, they should have been in front or more in control of the game as they progressed. -- Long on FSU, Nov. 25, 20147. Find a Heisman-caliber QB (unless youre Alabama)Almost every team that has been in the CFP so far has had an elite quarterback. Oregon QB Marcus Mariota? Heisman winner. Florida State QB Jameis Winston? Heisman winner. Clemson QB Deshaun Watson? Hell win it this year. Oklahoma QB Baker Mayfield, Michigan State quarterback Connor Cook and Ohio State QBs Cardale Jones and?J.T. Barrett?were household names, too. Somehow, Alabama?continues to be the exception to this rule.8. Dont write anyone off in Week 1 (except Houston)Admit it. You eliminated Ohio State from the playoff after it lost at home to Virginia Tech in 2014. How about Stanford after it lost to Northwestern last year? It will be tempting to toss somebody out in Week 1 with so many high-profile games, but dont do it. The only deal-breaker is if Houston loses to OU, which would likely eliminate the Group of 5s best hope at an undefeated top-four team. Everyone else will be forgiven.You can recover. Teams change from the beginning of the year to the end of year. -- Alvarez9. Two teams from the same conference can be in the top fourThe committee has the freedom to put LSU and Alabama in together or Clemson and Florida State in together. In the first ranking of 2014, the committee put three teams in the top four from the SEC West. Their job is to determine the four best teams. Period. A team that doesnt win a league title, though, has to be unequivocally one of the four best and carries a greater burden to unseat a league champ. The committee hasnt had to tackle that debate yet.Our protocol clearly says there can be more than one team from a conference in the final four, so thats definitely a possibility, -- Long on Dec. 1, 201510. Dont panic over injuriesOhio State managed to win a national title with its third-string quarterback. Notre Dame kept its playoff hopes alive with DeShone Kizer after Malik Zaire was injured. The committee doesnt eliminate teams because of injuries. It waits to see how those teams perform without the starter. If it still looks like a top-four team, it will be ranked as such.One notable injury this week to Ohio States quarterback, J.T. Barrett, did not affect the weeks rankings. The committee will evaluate the Buckeyes without him in the Big Ten championship game this weekend. -- Long, Dec. 2, 201411. Dont get comfortable until the final ranking is revealedJust ask TCU, which dropped from No. 3 to No. 6 in the final ranking of 2014.I dont really care if I get it right during the year. Im not worried about it. Im only worried about getting it right the last week of the year. If we get every week wrong but we get it right at the end of the year, then we get it right. -- Tranghese Cheap NFL Jerseys Cheap NFL Jerseys China Cheap Jerseys From China Cheap NFL Jerseys Authentic Wholesale Jerseys China Cheap NFL Jerseys China NFL Cheap Jerseys ' ' '
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