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CLEVELAND -- This is why Ben Zobrist came home. Nike Air Max Womens Rose . And this is why?Chicago Cubs?manager Joe Maddon wanted him so badly.The Cubs needed a veteran in the clubhouse to teach their seemingly endless supply of budding stars, someone whod been there. Whod done that. Who cared little about curses or droughts. Who knew what Maddon wanted and how to translate it.Zobrist, fresh off a World Series title with the Kansas City Royals, was searching for a place to spend the final years of his consistently fine career. He grew up in central Illinois, just two hours away from Wrigley Field, so playing for the Cubs seemed like a viable option.And there he was, early Thursday morning, standing in the batters box in the top of the 10th inning in Game 7 of the World Series and facing a two-strike count with the potential go-ahead run on second base. Then the 35-year-old switch-hitter did something that might have encapsulated everything Maddon loves about him.Zobrist shortened his swing. He fouled off one pitch to stay alive. His next swing provided the final blow in Chicagos seasonlong bout with the weight of history: He hit a double inside third base that scored pinch runner Albert Almora Jr.?with the decisive run in an 8-7 victory that gave the Cubs their first World Series championship since 1908.Zobrist ended up winning the World Series MVP award.Cleveland reliever Bryan Shaw intentionally walked Chicago slugger Anthony Rizzo to face Zobrist, who entered the game hitting .391 in the Series but had gone hitless in his past four at-bats. Shaw quickly got ahead 1-2, before Zobrist poked a foul ball down the third-base line past a diving Jose Ramirez. The next pitch was more of the same. In a situation where some of his teammates would have swung for the outer reaches of Progressive Field, Zobrist settled for making contact.The normally understated Zobrist pointed toward the sky after his 10th and final hit of the Series. In response, the blue-clad Cubs fans in attendance roared once more.I know he threw a pretty hard cutter, Zobrist said of Shaw. I just barely hung in there, and fortunately, he put one just close enough to the plate where I could slap it down the line.When Zobrist returned to the dugout to fetch his glove and run back out to his spot in left field, the Cubs lead was two runs. Barely 10 minutes later, Zobrist sprinted to join the dogpile in the infield, after Kris Bryant threw to Rizzo at first for the final out.Last fall, Zobrist helped the Royals beat the New York Mets in five World Series games. When he went looking for a job, there was really only one place to go: Chicago.When Zobrist signed a four-year, $56 million deal in December, Cubs president of baseball operations Theo Epstein said, Ben is a winning baseball player. His offense, his defense, his baserunning -- hes been one of the more valuable players in the game for a long time.Zobrist came to Wrigley Field without an ego. He played primarily at second base but also spent time in left field and right field. Always without complaint. Always with the greater goal in mind.A goal that was realized after Clevelands Rajai Davis tied the score with a stunning, two-run homer off Chicago closer Aroldis Chapman in the eighth inning. After the ninth inning ended, there was a 17-minute rain delay. And then the Indians dared Zobrist to be the difference.He came through once more. Nike Air Max Womens Pink . Pierce was ejected in the third quarter of Indianas 103-86 win Monday. George Hill stole a bad pass and was going in for a layup, and Pierce hustled back and appeared to be trying to wrap him up. Nike Air Max Womens Discount . And follow TSN.ca right through Deadline Day for all the updates. From Pierre LeBrun While Anaheim GM Bob Murray said earlier this season he was not going to trade Jonas Hiller despite the fact hes an unrestricted free agent on July 1, some sources have told TSN Hockey Insider Pierre LeBrun that Murray might be willing to move another goalie. http://www.nikeairmaxwomensforsale.com/ . Newcastle dominated in the early stages but City weathered the storm and then raised its game in extra time. Negredo broke the deadlock from close range after a simple move in the 99th minute before Dzeko took the ball round goalkeeper Tim Krul to seal the victory in the 105th. DALLAS -- When the Dallas Mavericks signed Harrison Barnes to a max contract in the offseason, they probably had nights like this in mind.With the team in search of its first win and two starters out, Barnes scored a career-high 34 points and the Mavericks beat the Milwaukee Bucks 86-75 in overtime Sunday.Barnes, who left Golden State to sign a $94 million, four-year contract with Dallas, has scored at least 30 points twice this season after hitting the mark only once in his four years with the Warriors.His 20-foot jumper opened the scoring in overtime, and the Mavericks (1-5) never trailed in the extra period, outscoring the Bucks 12-1 and forcing five turnovers.I think the biggest thing that Coach (Rick Carlisle) has told me is just look for my shot and be aggressive, Barnes said. My teammates have a lot of confidence in me and when I was able to get into a good rhythm, the basket got bigger and bigger.Dallas played without starters Dirk Nowitzki (right Achilles soreness) and Deron Williams (left calf strain).J.J. Barea added 21 points for Dallas, including five in overtime.Jabari Parker led Milwaukee with 16 points, only two after halftime. Greg Monroe had 14 points and 12 rebounds for the Bucks, who had won three straight.I didnt finish really well, Parker said. Id rather have a bad first half and have a good second half.Wesley Matthews shook off a 3-for-17 shooting night to hit a 3-pointer with 59 seconds remaining in overtime that put the Mavs up by nine.Barnes driving layup with 13 seconds to play in regulation tied the score at 74. Giannis Antetokounmpos long jumper at the buzzer missed, forcing overtime.The Bucks led by 13 points in the first quarter but went cold in the second and trailed 47-39 at the break.Barnes scored 19 points in the first half, including nine in a 14-0 Dallas run to end the half. It was the Mavericks first lead at the end of any quarter this season.TIP-INSBucks: Antetokounmpo picked up two fouls in the first 1:37 and played only 6 minutes in a scoreless first half. Nike Air Max Womens Purple. . He finished with 11 points. . The Bucks had 27 turnovers.Mavericks: The team honored longtime team physician J.R. Zamorano, who died June 12 at age 81, with a moment of silence before the game. Players wore uniform patches and Mavericks coaches wore lapel pins with the letters JRZ. . Andrew Bogut, back in the lineup after missing Fridays game for personal reasons, had 16 rebounds.BREAKING INDallas rookie Dorian Finney-Smith played 31 minutes, including most of the second half and overtime, after playing less than 5 minutes cumulatively over the first five games.He finished with five points, the first of his NBA career. More importantly, he defended Antetokounmpo on the final possession of regulation, forcing the long miss. The team gave Finney-Smith a game ball after the game.It felt good to know that (Carlisle) trusts me enough to play me down the stretch to get stops, Finney-Smith said. Thats what I like to do. I like to play defense.SLOWING DOWN THE BUCKSMilwaukee had scored 117 or more points in three consecutive games for the first time since February 2009. But the Mavericks held the Bucks to 75 by taking away the two things they like to do most -- score in the paint and on the fast break. The Bucks had only 28 points in the paint, less than half their season average of 57, and managed just 12 points in transition as Dallas often used the entire shot clock on offense.We couldnt find stops, Parker said. When we find stops we are able to go out in transition. They eliminated that by playing the clock out.UP NEXTBucks: Host the New Orleans Pelicans on Thursday. The Bucks beat the Pelicans 117-113 on Tuesday.Mavericks: At the Los Angeles Lakers on Tuesday, the start of a four-game road trip that takes Dallas to both coasts.---This story has been corrected to show Monroe had 12 rebounds. Cheap NFL Jerseys Cheap NFL Jerseys China Cheap Jerseys From China Cheap NFL Jerseys Authentic Wholesale Jerseys China Cheap NFL Jerseys China NFL Cheap Jerseys ' ' '