Author: Associated Press

Cubs win first World Series title since 1908

CLEVELAND (AP) — The Latest on Game 7 of the World Series between the Chicago Cubs and Cleveland Indians early Thursday (all times local): 12:47 a.m. Mike Montgomery retired Michael Martinez for the final out with a runner on in the 10th inning, and the Chicago Cubs ended baseball’s longest championship drought by beating the Cleveland Indians 8-7 in Game 7 of the World Series. The Cubs won their first championship since 1908, becoming the first team to rally from a 3-1 deficit by winning Games 6 and 7 on the road since the Pittsburgh Pirates in 1979. Ben...

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Ballot could add legal recreational marijuana to Las Vegas’ list of vices

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Nevada already has legal brothels, round-the-clock casinos and a coy catchphrase declaring that "what happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas." If voters approve, the state could soon add another vice in the form of recreational marijuana. A proposal on the Nov. 8 state ballot would legalize pot, and entrepreneurs hope its passage could someday allow the drug at Las Vegas’ glamorous nightclubs and perhaps provide the framework for a future Amsterdam-style cannabis district. "I really think this would be the third-largest market in the country," said Derek Peterson, whose company operates marijuana dispensaries called Blum....

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Zika ravages testes of mice; study raises concern about men

NEW YORK (AP) — Zika virus ravages the testes of male mice, sharply reducing sperm counts and fertility, says a study that raises a new specter about its threat to people. Experiments found testes of infected mice shrank about 90 percent by weight, while their output of useful sperm fell by three-quarters on average, and often more. Now it’s time to find out if Zika causes similar damage in men, experts said. “We just don’t know that yet,” said Michael Diamond of the Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, a senior author of the study. The virus...

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Ray Allen, the top 3-point shooter in NBA history, retires

MIAMI (AP) — Ray Allen won championships in Boston and Miami, made one of the most memorable shots in NBA Finals history and has more 3-pointers than anyone who ever played in the league. More than two years after his last game, he’s decided that was enough. Allen announced his retirement on Tuesday in a post on The Players’ Tribune website. Allen spent 18 seasons in the league with Milwaukee, Seattle, the Celtics and the Heat, averaging 18.9 points in 1,300 career regular-season games and appearing in 10 All-Star Games. “I write this to you today as a 41-year-old...

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Arrieta deals, Cubs awaken, top Indians to even Series at 1

CLEVELAND (AP) — Jake Arrieta made a teasing try at history, Kyle Schwarber drove in two runs and the Chicago Cubs brushed off a shutout to even the World Series with their first Fall Classic win in 71 years, 5-1 over the Cleveland Indians in Game 2 on Wednesday night. Arrieta carried a no-hitter into the sixth inning, briefly invoking Don Larsen’s name, before the Indians touched him for two hits and a run. However, the right-hander helped give Chicago just what it needed – a split at Progressive Field – before the Cubbies return to their Wrigley Field...

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