CHICAGO — The most impressive offensive player in the first two games of the World Series won’t even have a spot in the starting lineup for the next three contests as Chicago will leave Kyle Schwarber on the bench with a pinch-hitting role in the National League park.
MIAMI — Miami-Dade County authorities say the strong odor of alcohol was found on Miami Marlins pitcher Jose Fernandez and two other men in a boat when they died in a crash last month, according to a search warrant affidavit obtained by the Miami Herald.
NEW YORK — Amid reports that the NBA and the National Basketball Players Association had agreed on a seven-year extension of their collective-bargaining agreement, NBA commissioner Adam Silver clarified that while both sides are closer, a deal has not yet been reached.
CHICAGO — The Chicago Cubs dispatched the Los Angeles Dodgers with power and pitching on Saturday to win the National League pennant and reach their first World Series in 71 years. The Cubs, for more than half a century viewed as the lovable losers of old ivy-covered Wrigley Field, beat the best pitcher of the now generation in Dodgers ace Clayton Kershaw in a 5-0 victory that clinched the National League pennant, 4-2.