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History, humor unite as Obama honors Chicago Cubs - Chicago Daily Herald

WASHINGTON -- In the grand scheme of things, maybe sports don't mean all that much. But in a world that seems to grow weightier by the day, sports do lighten the load a little bit. And whether they want to or not, sports and sports figures can have a ...and more »

Cubs World Series trophy: The hardware compared and how much it's worth - Chicago Tribune

A closer look at the trophy the Cubs took home after winning the World Series in 2016. Height to. tallest flag: About 24 inches. Height to. shortest flag: 13 inches. 36 inches. round. 11.25 inches wide. Height to tallest flag: About 24 inches. Height ...and more »

Last hurrah: Obama welcomes in world champion Chicago Cubs - CNN

(CNN) President Barack Obama welcomed the Chicago Cubs to the White House on Monday, in one of his final acts as its occupant. The team -- along with a strong showing of top presidential aides and allies -- celebrated their first World Series title in ...and more »

For fan in chief Obama, a Chicago champion caps his own record run - Los Angeles Times

The Obama presidential library might need a special wing for all the memorabilia sports teams have given him, but by his own assessment, no team has delivered the sort of mementos the Chicago Cubs did Monday. Among the tributes: a "midnight pardon" for ...and more »

World Series Champion Chicago Cubs Visit President Obama at the White House - Bleacher Report

For the first time since 1888, the Chicago Cubs visited the White House on Monday to meet President Barack Obama and celebrate the team's first World Series title since 1908. "They said this day would never come," Obama said to open his remarks, per ...and more »

WME Boss Ari Emanuel Joins Chicago Cubs Celebration At White House - Deadline

Ari Emanuel, who met with his former client Donald Trump soon after the election, was at the White House today with President Barack Obama as the WME | IMG boss helped commemorate his hometown Chicago Cubs' World Series victory. Related · Ari Emanuel ...and more »

Cubs' Anthony Rizzo hopes Dexter Fowler is a hit with rival Cardinals - Chicago Tribune

Anthony Rizzo had a few words for Dexter Fowler at Kris Bryant's wedding last weekend. “I said it's 2017, so I can't talk to you anymore,” Rizzo said jokingly to his former teammate, who signed last month with the rival St. Louis Cardinals. “But it's ...and more »

Jake Arrieta skipping White House trip, cites family reasons - ESPN

CHICAGO -- When the World Series champion Chicago Cubs visit President Barack Obama at the White House on Monday, star pitcher Jake Arrieta won't be with them. Arrieta said he needs to be home -- his mother-in-law is recovering from brain surgery, son ...and more »

Laura Ricketts' pleas to President Obama led to Monday's White House visit - Chicago Tribune

It was a bipartisan effort by the Ricketts siblings that led to Monday's White House celebration of the Cubs, who just managed to beat the clock before President Barack Obama's moving day. So while Pennsylvania Avenue is fenced off in preparation for ...and more »

Chicago Cubs Visiting the White House Early So They Can Hang With Obama - Newsweek

Chicago Cubs The Cubs are headed to the White House early to celebrate their World Series win with Chicago sports die-hard Barack Obama. USA Today Sports via Reuters. Share. Culture Chicago Cubs Barack Obama. It's a tradition for the winners of major ...and more »