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The Mid-Morning Dump: Cubs Breaking the Curse?

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Just 8 more wins, Chicago.

MMD

Iowa State Football

BLAME IT ON ME. The ISU captains are shouldering the weight of the losses thus far.

USING HIS FEET. Joel Lanning has cemented himself as a dual-threat QB with his ability to run the ball.

INDEPENDENCE DAY: RESURGENCE. The Cyclones are experiencing a resurgence on offense.

STRATEGIC MOVE. Moving Jhaustin Thomas to the inside guard position has already paid dividends in stopping the run game.

I GOT MY EYE ON YOU. Iowa State is keeping an eye on 2018 in-state receiver, Tariq Brown.

Iowa State Basketball

GET THE PITCHFORKS. Jared Stansbury can’t believe the logic behind this year’s preseason basketball edition of Sporting News.

GET OUT THE RECORD BOOKS. Here’s which records could fall this season for the Cyclones on the hardwood.

Around the Country

FLY THE W. The Cubs scored 4 runs in the top of the 9th last night to come back and beat the Giants en route to their second consecutive NLCS berth.

THOSE REFLEXES THO. Javier Baez was making plays on and off the field last night.

BULLPEN PROBS. A big reason for the Giants’ meltdown? Their poor bullpen.

WHAT A GREAT GUY. Think what you want about Tim Tebow’s sports career, but you can’t deny that he’s a great guy for doing stuff like waiting with a fan who suffered a seizure while getting an autograph.

BUT THIS HAD TO HURT. Poor Tebow.

Minor League Baseball: Arizona Fall League-Scottsdale Scorpions at Glendale Desert Dogs Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

NCAA 2K17! Okay, not really, but here’s how you can play the closest thing.

THEY LOST?! Ben Affleck keeps finding out about Boston sports losses during interviews.

BRAVER THAN ME. I won’t be mountain biking like this any time soon. GoPro footage is plenty of a thrill for me.

DID YOU KNOW THE WARRIORS... Kevin Durant is, in fact, happy the Warriors blew a 3-1 lead in the NBA Finals.

YOU WILL BE REMEMBERED. Alter Bridge released their 5th album ‘The Last Hero’ last week and I’ve been jamming to it the past few days. This song, which gives a nod to fallen members of the military, is one of my faves.