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    November 13, 2018 1:11 AM PST

    INDEPENDENCE, Ohio --?LeBron James was at Progressive Field?for Wednesdays epic World Series finale between the Cleveland Indians and Chicago Cubs less than five months after his Cavaliers staged their own Game 7 for the ages against the Golden State Warriors. Authentic MLB World Series Jerseys .Once again a decades-long championship drought disappeared. Once again the triumphant team came back from a 3-1 series deficit to do it. Only this time, Cleveland lost as the Cubs took the title with an 8-7 victory in 10 innings.Thats probably the worst thing about sports is when you have such an epic game, one team has to lose, James said Thursday after the Cavs shootaround. It would have been great for both sides if the game was just called off, 6-6, and both of them get the trophy.Sports is a beautiful thing. It brings so many people together. It can be heartbreaking at times. It can be uplifting ... and its never going to stop. Its going to go beyond all of us -- you guys covering the game, me playing the game -- and the thing about it is the support of teams and championships never stops. Its been going [on] forever.James chase-down block on Andre Iguodala that helped Cleveland secure its first pro championship in 52 years will be replayed forever, just as Kris Bryants throw across the infield to Anthony Rizzo at first base will mark the end of 108 years of futility for the Cubs.While James and his teammates -- many of whom, including a shirtless J.R. Smith, were also at Wednesdays game in suite-level seats?-- got to experience championship bliss, the Indians loss brought to mind all the years of postseason pain Cleveland was known for in the past: The Drive, The Fumble, The Shot and now, perhaps, The Rain Delay.Yet James doesnt see it that way.I think the Indians season was a success, James said. Obviously to get all the way there and not be able to come out victorious, it hurts, especially for those guys that have worked so hard all season. I think we all can agree that the Cubs [were] the best team all season, and they had the most talent all season long. Its just different in baseball. [Teams] have different guys at the mound each game. Its very different, but they had their chance. You cant say they didnt give it their all. They gave a great shot. Just the Cubs [were] a better team going down the stretch.While James has never lost a Game 7 in the NBA Finals, beating the San Antonio Spurs as a member of the Miami Heat in 2013 and the Warriors in June, he has lost four times overall in the Finals, including twice in Game 6 when his team held a 2-1 series lead.You never get past the pain, James said, referencing his losses to Golden State (2015), San Antonio (2007, 2014) and the Dallas Mavericks (2011). I still think about and dream about or have nightmares about losing in the Finals.Ive lost many times in the Finals. Ive won a few as well. But you never get past the pain. Its just like, as a competitor, its like, Man, what could I have done better? Could I have done this? Could I have [dove] for that loose ball? Could I have taken that charge? Could I have called out a coverage defensively? Could I have helped us win a ballgame? So you never really get past it, speaking from my perspective.The losses have weighed so much on James that after the 2015 Warriors defeat, he told reporters that he would rather not make the postseason if he knew beforehand that another Finals loss would be his fate.Its like you get all the way there and then you lose the big one, its just tough, James said Thursday when asked to recall that quote. Its tough on your psyche. Its tough on your mind. It causes a lot of stress. So that was just my personal take on it. Obviously I would never go into a season saying, Well, Im just not good enough [to win it all] so lets not make the playoffs. I want to give my team an opportunity every year to play for the big one.Even though he had nothing to do with the Indians Game 7 loss directly -- despite James celebration of?Rajai Davis game-tying home run while wearing a Cleveland or Nowhere T-shirt seemingly already an iconic image -- James will suffer some consequences.He made a bet with former teammate and Chicago native Dwyane Wade on the series. The loser has to dress up in a full baseball uniform of the opposing team when the two meet on the court. That means James has to find a Cubs hat, jersey, pants and cleats to wear to the United Center when the Cavs play the Bulls on Dec. 2 in Chicago.Still, James was able to focus on the bright side for what is sure to be a World Series that will be talked about for years.The result is definitely not what I wanted and what the city wanted, but as a fan, extra innings in a World Series Game 7, it doesnt get any better in baseball, James said. Its just a great time in sports right now that youre able to witness these droughts being ended. I mean, you look at the long drought the Cubs went through. You look at ours, or our city. Its a great time in sports for two Midwestern cities, especially. Being in Chicago and being in Cleveland, its great for the fan bases. Cheap Texas Rangers Jerseys . -- Quarterback Will Finch threw for 252 yards and three touchdowns, and Yannick Harou rushed in two scores as the No. Cheap Cleveland Indians Jerseys . Barcelonas entertaining victory ensured the defending Spanish champions retained their share of the league lead with Atletico Madrid two rounds ahead of their meeting in the capital. Real Madrid needed a late goal by substitute Jese Rodriguez to earn a 3-2 victory at Valencia to stay in third place and three points behind its title rivals. . 31, the CFL club announced Monday. The team also has yet to decide on the future of Doug Berry, who began the season as a consultant to the head coach but took over the offensive co-ordinators duties in July. NEW YORK -- Admittedly, this was not the womens final most of tennis was hoping for.No. 2 seed Angelique Kerber held up her part of the bargain, blowing into the championship match without the loss of a set. But No. 1 Serena Williams was upset Thursday night by Karolina Pliskova, the rising Czech Republic player with a scintillating serve.There wont be quite the buzz at Arthur Ashe Stadium without Serena, but consider this reading of the final: These could be the players, along with Garbine Muguruza, who pose the greatest threat to Serenas ability to win Grand Slams over the next several years.How to watch all the action SaturdayAt noon ET, the mens doubles final between No. 4 Jamie Murray/Bruno Soares and Pablo Carreno Busta/Guillermo Garcia-Lopez will begin on ESPN3. Click to watchAt 4 p.m. ET, the womens final between No. 1 Angelique Kerber and No. 10 Karolina Pliskova begins on ESPN2 & WatchESPN. Click to watchOur real-time scoreboard, updated stats and social handles can be found in one spot: US Open CourtCast.Saturdays womens final breakdownNo. 2 Angelique Kerber vs. No. 10 Karolina Pliskova, 4 p.m. ET on ESPN and WatchESPNCase for Kerber: The 28-year-old German, playing the best tennis of her career, can finish the season as the only woman with two 2016 Grand Slam singles titles -- and she played for a third, losing the Wimbledon final to Williams. Thats essentially how she swiped Serenas No. 1 ranking. Kerber holds a 4-3 head-to-head edge over Pliskova, but theyve never met in a major. Dont underestimate the fact that Pliskova, until this fortnight, had never been past the third round of a Grand Slam. Pliskovva was able to exploit Williams nerves and her lack of mobility caused by a knee injury. Cheap Oakland Athletics Jerseys. She shouldnt be able to do that to Kerber, who is one of the games best defenders. Kerber is seasoned, and, with that life-changing No. 1 ranking, she has to believe this is her title to win or lose.Case for Pliskova: The Czech Republic player has three things that can trump experience: some serious momentum, a huge serve and unswerving nerve. Hows that for a trifecta? Shes won 11 straight matches, including a straight-sets victory over Kerber in the Cincinnati final. The serve? She out-aced Serena in that surprising semifinal. Pliskova, 24, is already projected to be ranked No. 6 among WTA players, and that would rise to No. 5 with a win in the final. Shes shown a blatant disregard for the hierarchical order this year, beating six top-10 players already this year: Kerber, Svetlana Kuznetsova, Simona Halep, Garbine Muguruza and Serena and?Venus Williams. And there is also the Rio effect: Kerber is the only one of four players who advanced to a gold-medal match to still be alive. Andy Murray, Juan Martin del Potro and Monica Puig all exited looking fatigued.Prediction: The oddsmakers, perhaps thinking of that 6-3, 6-1 Cincinnati result three weeks ago, have installed Pliskova as a slight favorite in this one. Yes, shes four rounds further than shes ever been at a Slam, but, if she suddenly was going to feel the pressure, it would have happened against Williams. It didnt. Pliskova in three. Cheap Nike NFL Jerseys Cheap Adidas Hockey Jerseys Wholesale Nike Baseball Jerseys Wholesale Jerseys From China Wholesale Jerseys China Wholesale NFL Jerseys ChinaCheap Nike NFL Jerseys Free Shipping Cheap Nike NBA Jerseys Authentic Cheap NHL Jerseys Canada Cheap Nike MLB Jerseys Cheap Soccer Jerseys China NCAA Jerseys Cheap Nike NHL Jerseys China Wholesale Jerseys China Cheap Jerseys Store Cheap Football Jerseys Store Wholesale Soccer Jerseys Jerseys NCAA China Jerseys NFL Cheap Cheap Nike NBA Jerseys' ' '