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Nov. 14, 2016
Nov. 14, 2016

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Nov. 14, 2016

INBOX
2016 WORLD SERIES
  • RIP, Curse of the Billy Goat. In a Game 7 for the ages, the Cubs overcame the resilient Indians to win their first title since 1908 and wash away the last vestiges of the longest title drought in American sports

ALEX MACK
COLLEGE FOOTBALL
  • This season marks 20 years since overtime was introduced to FBS football, and after 671 games featuring bonus play, coaches have it all figured out—until they don't

SPORTS and AUTISM
POINT AFTER
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FOR NOV. 14, 2016

This is an article from the Nov. 14, 2016 issue

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On Deck

Now that the Cubs' curses have been exorcised, SI.com's baseball experts look ahead to some of the biggest off-season stories. Where will Mets outfielder Yoenis Cespedes end up if he opts out of his contract? Will Blue Jays rightfielder Jose Bautista be Boston's No. 1 free-agent target? Will Chicago's feel-good story help commissioner Rob Manfred promote the MLB? Go to SI.com/mlb for our predictions, plus a look at the biggest questions of the off-season for each team, and what the future holds for the Cubs and the Indians.

SI TRUE CRIME

SPORTS ILLUSTRATED. SPORTS INVESTIGATED.

SPORTS ILLUSTRATED's new multiplatform series, SI True Crime, dives deep into stories of unsavory behavior through in-depth reporting, dramatic photography and video, and enhanced interactive elements. Go to SI.com/true-crime-sports-illustrated to read the latest installment in the series—about the fatal shooting of Saints defensive end Will Smith—and other articles from the True Crime archives, including the tragic story of Donnie Moore (below), the former Angels reliever who shot his wife and committed suicide three years after giving up a crucial home run in the 1986 ALCS.

SPORTS ILLUSTRATED

Digital Bonus

It Went All the Way

From the SI Vault: Oct. 24, 1960

And so did the Pirates when Bill Mazeroski swung his bat and hit the ball over Forbes Field's distant leftfield wall. Yankees hopes were dead, the seventh game was over, and the Pirates had won their first World Series in 35 years.

By Roy Terrell

To read this and other stories from the SPORTS ILLUSTRATED archives, go to SI.com/vault