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World Series 2016 Game 7: Chicago Cubs v Cleveland Indians build-up – live!

Game seven. It’s been said they’re the two greatest words in sports – besides, perhaps, free beer or brunch burger – a one-off crucible where the winners through the years have been minted as legends and the losers cruelly fitted with goat horns.

Tonight the Chicago Cubs and Cleveland Indians will face off in the seventh game of a World Series that’s deadlocked at three games apiece. The ultramarathon that is the Major League Baseball season – more than 200 games when you include spring training, the 162-game regular season and the play-offs – is reduced to a sprint.

Bryan will be here shortly, in the meantime here’s Les Carpenter on what will be a historic night:

Late Tuesday had turned to early Wednesday, and if the Cleveland Indians’ collapse hadn’t been indignity enough, their manager Terry Francona had become a prisoner in his own stadium.

He left a postgame interview in a room beneath the stands, and tried to walk back to the team’s clubhouse – only to run into a mob of fans leaving Cleveland’s 9-3 Game 6 World Series loss to the Chicago Cubs. The crowd was filtered through two barriers set up in the corridor, forcing Francona and a team public relations man to stop as the fans pushed through. The opening between the barriers was controlled by a vigilant security guard, who appeared unconcerned that the home team’s manger was standing at the other end trying to get past.

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World Series 2016 Game 7: Chicago Cubs v Cleveland Indians build-up – live!

Game seven. It’s been said they’re the two greatest words in sports – besides, perhaps, free beer or brunch burger – a one-off crucible where the winners through the years have been minted as legends and the losers cruelly fitted with goat horns.

Tonight the Chicago Cubs and Cleveland Indians will face off in the seventh game of a World Series that’s deadlocked at three games apiece. The ultramarathon that is the Major League Baseball season – more than 200 games when you include spring training, the 162-game regular season and the play-offs – is reduced to a sprint.

Bryan will be here shortly, in the meantime here’s Les Carpenter on what will be a historic night:

Late Tuesday had turned to early Wednesday, and if the Cleveland Indians’ collapse hadn’t been indignity enough, their manager Terry Francona had become a prisoner in his own stadium.

He left a postgame interview in a room beneath the stands, and tried to walk back to the team’s clubhouse – only to run into a mob of fans leaving Cleveland’s 9-3 Game 6 World Series loss to the Chicago Cubs. The crowd was filtered through two barriers set up in the corridor, forcing Francona and a team public relations man to stop as the fans pushed through. The opening between the barriers was controlled by a vigilant security guard, who appeared unconcerned that the home team’s manger was standing at the other end trying to get past.

Related: Chicago Cubs and Cleveland Indians face a World Series Game 7 for the ages

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