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Indians' win over Cubs in Game 1 of the World Series garners strong ratings for Fox

Fox joined the Cleveland Indians as big winners from Game 1 of the World Series.

The network’s Tuesday night broadcast of Cleveland’s 6-0 win over the Chicago Cubs drew an overnight rating of 12.6 and a share of 21.

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Rory McIlroy gives caddie a $1-million bonus after winning FedEx Cup

Rory McIlory got $10.53 million richer on Sunday by winning the FedEx Cup and the Tour Championship on the same day.

His caddie, J.P. Fitzgerald, did pretty well for himself too, making a 10% cut of the golfer’s earnings for the day.

“So the total was $1.05 million,” McIlroy told reporters on Wednesday. “I think he was quite happy.”

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Democratic U.S. senators ask USGA to move U.S. Women's Open from Trump-owned course

The U.S. Golf Assn. is facing pressure to relocate the 2017 women’s open from a golf course owned by Donald Trump.

Three Democratic U.S.

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Brazilian soccer great Carlos Alberto Torres dies

Carlos Alberto Torres, a teammate of Pele and the captain of Brazil's World Cup-winning team in 1970, has died. He was 72. 

TV Globo, which employed Carlos Alberto as a soccer commentator for SporTV, and the Brazilian Football Confederation confirmed the death Tuesday.

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Indians' Jason Kipnis wants infamous Cubs fan Steve Bartman to throw out a World Series first pitch

Jason Kipnis plays second base for the Cleveland Indians, but he grew up in Chicago’s North Side and was a big time Cubs fan.

He lived near another huge Cubs fan, Steve Bartman, who became infamous after accidentally knocking a foul ball away from Chicago outfielder Moises Alou during Game 6 of the 2003 National League Championship Series against the Florida Marlins.

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Noose allegedly placed around black high school football player's neck in Mississippi

A high school football player in Mississippi allegedly had a noose placed around his neck and pulled back by one or more fellow students during a break in practice earlier this month.

The president of the Mississippi chapter of the NAACP is calling for a federal investigation of the alleged incident as a racial hate crime.

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