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Cavs get their rings; Cubs get nothing

October 26, 2016 GMT

Blinking back tears, LeBron James extended his right ring finger, the one sparkling with 400 diamonds, and touched the championship banner.

As it rose from a golden, miniature Cleveland skyline toward the ceiling, Queen’s “We Are The Champions” filled Quicken Loans Arena and Cavs fans sang along with Freddie Mercury just as they did in June.

And, incredibly, this was just the warm-up act for a night this city won’t soon forget.

Welcome to the center of the sports galaxy — Cleveland, Ohio.

On the same night the Cavs celebrated their historic comeback in the NBA Finals, winning a title that not only ended a 52-year drought in Cleveland but energized an entire region, the Indians hosted Game 1 of the World Series against the Chicago Cubs next door at Progressive Field.

A perfect sports storm on the shores of Lake Erie.

And an extraordinary night ended just right — the Cavs won, and so did the Indians, who beat the Cubs 6-0.