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The week in photos: June 10-16, 2017

Jun 17, 2017 - 8:11 AM

This week s selection of photo highlights here and around the world

VEGAN ZOMBIES. Protestors dressed as zombies demonstrate in front of a KFC outlet in Sydney, Australia on June 15, 2017. Photo by Saeed Khan/AFP

Albert Pujols joins 600 home run club

Jun 04, 2017 - 4:07 PM

Pujols becomes the fourth youngest to reach the milestone and the first to do it with a grand slam

MILESTONE. Albert Pujols delivered his grand slam in the fourth inning of a 7-2 win over the Minnesota Twins. Photo by Stephen Dunn/Getty Images/AFP

Yankees retire Derek Jeter's number 2 jersey

May 15, 2017 - 3:48 PM

Jeter becomes the 22nd Yankee to have his number retired

RETIRED. Derek Jeter and wife Hannah Davis stand beside his plaque which will now hang at Yankee Stadium. Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images/AFP

Cubs repair World Series trophy after Boston damage

May 03, 2017 - 12:38 PM

The team s trophy for the achievement was damaged during a benefit concert hosted by Cubs president Theo Epstein the Hot Stove Cool Music event

DAMAGED TROPHY. The Cubs' World Series trophy, the team's first since 1908, needed to be repaired after it was damaged during an event in Boston. The trophy is seen here held by Jon Lester (L) and Anthony Rizzo during the victory celebration in November 2016. Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images/AFP

N. Mindanao wins elementary baseball boys gold vs C. Luzon

Apr 28, 2017 - 3:07 PM

Two Northern Mindanao athletes also win individual awards: Julrey Morales for best pitcher and Kim Adam for the most number of stolen bases

HIGH AND PROUD. Central Luzon athletes line up for today's awarding as they place second after Region X in elementary boys baseball at Camp Fullon. Photo by Regine Villafuerte/ Rappler

Calabarzon sluggers evade plucky Soccsksargen to secure semis seat

Apr 28, 2017 - 9:08 AM

Oliver Cruz saves the Tanauan City based batters in the face possible elimination

THROW IT UP. Calabarzon’s John Matanguihan eyes for a flawless pitch in their fight over Soccsksargen in Camp Fullon, San Jose de Buenavista, Antique on Thursday, April 27. Photo by Jaspher Aspiras/ Rappler

NIR stuns defending champion NCR in secondary baseball event

Apr 25, 2017 - 1:59 PM

The win clinches the first seed in the grouping for the Negros Island Region in the Palarong Pambansa 2017

LOCKED IN. NCR’s Amado stays locked in to every action of the NIR pitcher. Photo by Brent Guiao/ Rappler

US clobbers Puerto Rico to win first World Baseball Classic title

Mar 23, 2017 - 1:11 PM

United States defeats Puerto Rico 8 0 avenging a previous defeat and earning their first championship

CHAMPIONS. The U.S. baseball team celebrates after the final out. Photo by Harry How/Getty Images/AFP

Tim Tebow strikes out in debut with Major League team, still gets cheered

Mar 09, 2017 - 12:41 PM

The football star turned New York Mets prospect faces off with AL Cy Young winner Rick Porcello and it ends up how you d expect it to

TEBOWING. Tim Tebow, the one-time college football and NFL player known for his on-field displays of Christianity, is easing his way into a second career as a baseball player. Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images/AFP

Bagwell, Raines, Rodriguez to join Baseball Hall of Fame

Jan 19, 2017 - 11:55 AM

Tim Raines finally makes it into the Hall of Fame in his final year of eligibility while controversial figures Roger Clemens and Barry Bonds edged nearer to selection

ENSHRINED. Houston Astros legend Jeff Bagwell had career totals of 2,314 hits, a club-record 449 home runs and 1,529 runs batted in before retiring in 2005. Bagwell crossed the 75% voting threshold in his seventh year on the ballot. Photo by Elsa/Getty Images/AFP

2016 saw Cubs, Cavs finally win championships

Dec 19, 2016 - 11:53 AM

Two of the most notorious curses in American sport were wiped away in 2016 while legends Kobe Bryant and Peyton Manning walked away from the game

END OF A DROUGHT. The Chicago Cubs finally ended over a century of futility, putting the Curse of the Billy Goat to rest. File photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images/AFP

Kate Upton savages MLB voters who snubbed fiancee Verlander

Nov 17, 2016 - 8:51 AM

I thought I was the only person allowed to f k @JustinVerlander tweets the supermodel

BEANED. Kate Upton doesn't appreciate the MLB voters' unusual decision to snub her fiancee Justin Verlander

LeBron fears NFL losing fun as NBA, MLB ratings surge

Nov 08, 2016 - 6:52 PM

James notes how several top NFL players have said the NFL is more and more becoming the No Fun League

LeBron James (R) speaks as Democratic presidential nominee former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton looks on during a campaign rally at the Cleveland Public Auditorium on November 6, 2016 in Cleveland, Ohio. Justin Sullivan/Getty Images/AFP

Cubs win best thing since sliced bread for fans: Obama

Nov 04, 2016 - 1:05 PM

Despite being a Chicago White Sox fan US president Barack Obama knows how big of a deal it is that the Chicago Cubs won the World Series

Cubs beat Indians in Game 7, win first World Series in 108 years

Nov 03, 2016 - 12:50 PM

The Cubs end the longest run of futility in American sports

Cubs, Indians will go the distance to end droughts

Nov 02, 2016 - 2:38 PM

One set of long suffering supporters will finally celebrate the end of epic misery while the other will endure yet another heartbreak and be left to wonder if their wait will ever be rewarded

GRAND SLAM. Addison Russell of the Chicago Cubs hits a grand slam home run during the third inning against the Cleveland Indians in Game 6 of the 2016 World Series at Progressive Field on November 1, 2016 in Cleveland, Ohio. Jason Miller/Getty Images/AFP

Oldest living World Series player can't bring Indians luck

Nov 02, 2016 - 12:26 PM

The 95 year old Eddie Robinson the last living member of the Indians 1948 World Series championship team attends game 6 but fails to see Cleveland celebrate a title just yet

NO LUCK YET. The presence of Eddie Robinson, 95, the oldest living World Series player, did not bring good luck to Indians in Game 6. Photo from Wikipedia

Cubs rout Indians to force one-game title showdown

Nov 02, 2016 - 12:06 PM

A long suffering Chicago Cubs team charges to the brink of their first World Series title since 1908 by forcing a winner take all Game 7 against the Cleveland Indians

DAGGER. Anthony Rizzo of the Chicago Cubs hits a two-run homer during the ninth inning against the Cleveland Indians in Game 6 to seal a 9-3 victory and extend the 2016 World Series to a deciding Game 7. Ezra Shaw/Getty Images/AFP

Mets star pitcher Familia arrested on domestic violence charge

Nov 02, 2016 - 11:01 AM

According to a complaint filed at a court in Fort Lee Jeurys Familia is alleged to have caused bodily injury to another

ARRESTED. Jeurys Familia of the New York Mets is arrested on domestic violence charge. Elsa/Getty Images/AFP

World Series: Indians hope to emulate Cavaliers title bash

Nov 01, 2016 - 3:55 PM

Memories of the Cleveland Cavaliers NBA championship celebration last June inspire the Cleveland Indians to try and win first World Series title since 1948

WILL INDIANS CELEBRATE? Pitcher Josh Tomlin wants to experience celebrating a championship with the Cleveland Indians, just like the Cavaliers 4 months ago. Jamie Squire/Getty Images/AFP

Cubs try to force winner-take-all World Series showdown

Nov 01, 2016 - 3:24 PM

The Cubs must level the Series to force a seventh game that would decide which hoodoo would finally end

WILL THERE BE A GAME 7? The Chicago Cubs look to extend the World Series to a deciding Game 7. Manager Joe Maddon (C) says it's all up to his team come Game 6. Jamie Squire/Getty Images/AFP

Cubs edge Indians to extend World Series dream

Oct 31, 2016 - 12:27 PM

Sparked by Bryant s solo homer Chicago scores 3 runs in the fourth inning to seize a 3 1 advantage and ultimately win game 5 3 2

Javier Baez #9 (L) and Ben Zobrist #18 of the Chicago Cubs celebrate after beating the Cleveland Indians 3-2 in Game 5 of the 2016 World Series at Wrigley Field on October 30, 2016 in Chicago, Illinois. Elsa/Getty Images/AFP

Indians rip Cubs in Game 4 to reach brink of World Series title

Oct 30, 2016 - 1:59 PM

The Cleveland Indians are one win away from ending their own title slump after taking a 3 1 series lead

ONE MORE WIN. Rajai Davis (L) and Francisco Lindor (R) of the Cleveland Indians celebrate as they move within one win of the World Series title. Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images/AFP

Indians edge Cubs to seize World Series lead

Oct 29, 2016 - 1:39 PM

Cleveland grabs a 2 1 lead over Chicago in Major League Baseball s best of 7 championship showdown

The Cleveland Indians celebrate after beating the Chicago Cubs 1-0 in Game Three of the 2016 World Series at Wrigley Field on October 28, 2016 in Chicago, Illinois. Elsa/Getty Images/AFP

Cubs rout Indians, return home level in World Series

Oct 27, 2016 - 12:50 PM

Jake Arrieta throws 5 hitless innings as the Cubs rout the Indians in Game 2

Indians blank Cubs 6-0 in World Series opener

Oct 26, 2016 - 2:07 PM

The Cubs have to wait a little longer for their first World Series win in 71 years

It's a different World since Chicago Cubs' last Series

Oct 25, 2016 - 11:50 AM

In October 1945 World War II had ended only weeks before The first World Series telecast was two years away Color coverage was a decade off More than a third of US homes lacked flushable toilets

A lion sculpture outside the Art Institute of Chicago wears a batting helmet to help the city celebrate the Chicago Cubs making it into the World Series for the first time since 1945. Scott Olson/Getty Images/AFP

One World Series drought must end as Cubs face Indians

Oct 24, 2016 - 11:44 AM

The Cubs have not won the World Series since 1908 the longest title drought in American sports history while the Indians have not taken the crown since 1948

IT'S ON. Chicago Cubs fans hold a sign after the Chicago Cubs defeated the Los Angeles Dodgers 5-0 in Game 6 of the National League Championship Series to advance to the World Series against the Cleveland Indians. Jamie Squire/Getty Images/AFP

'Cursed' Cubs back in World Series after 71 years

Oct 23, 2016 - 2:36 PM

The Cubs now have the chance to end the longest title drought in North American sports

Baseball: Cubs one win away from World Series spot

Oct 21, 2016 - 3:42 PM

Addison Russell comes up big again to lead the Cubs past the Dodgers in Game 5

Cleveland Indians reach World Series by ousting Blue Jays

Oct 20, 2016 - 12:23 PM

The Cleveland Indians now await the winner between the Cubs and Dodgers

AL CHAMPS. The Cleveland Indians are back in the World Series for the first time since 1997. Photo by Elsa/AFP

MLB: Blue Jays stay alive, Dodgers take 2-1 lead over Cubs

Oct 19, 2016 - 12:26 PM

The Blue Jays beat the Indians 5 1 while the Dodgers beat the Cubs 6 0

STAYING ALIVE. Pitcher Jason Grilli of the Toronto Blue Jays reacts after closing out the top of the eighth inning against the Cleveland Indians during Game 4 of the American League Championship Series. Photo by Elsa/Getty Images/AFP

MLB: Blue Jays return to ALCS after sweeping Rangers

Oct 10, 2016 - 1:27 PM

The Blue Jays complete their first series sweep in franchise history to make their second straight American League Championship Series

BLUE JAYS FLY HIGH. Edwin Encarnacion of the Toronto Blue Jays celebrates with teammate Ezequiel Carrera after hitting a two run home run in the first inning. Photo by Tom Szczerbowski/Getty Images/AFP

Chicago Cubs take commanding NLDS lead with 5-2 win over Giants

Oct 09, 2016 - 2:03 PM

The Cubs are one win from the NL Championship series after defeating the San Francisco Giants in Game two

GOING LONG. Chicago Cubs' Travis Wood became the first relief pitcher since 1924 to hit a home run in the postseason. Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images/AFP

Blue Jays pitcher Liriano hospitalized after being hit on head by drive

Oct 08, 2016 - 8:30 AM

Francisco Liriano was able to walk off the field under his own power after the frightening incident

SCARY SCENE. Francisco Liriano was nailed in the head by a drive against the Texas Rangers. Photo by Scott Halleran/Getty Images/AFP

Barry Bonds fired as Marlins hitting coach

Oct 04, 2016 - 5:50 PM

The all time home run leader is fired after the Marlins finish the season 27th out of 30 in runs scored

SACKED. Barry Bonds (R), seen with Marcell Ozuna, was one of 3 coaches fired by manager Don Mattingly. File photo by Rob Foldy/Getty Images/AFP

Marlins bid farewell to tragic pitcher Fernandez

Sep 29, 2016 - 12:15 PM

All the Miami Marlins gather around a funeral hearse carrying the body of the late pitcher Jose Fernandez

Emotion, tears as Marlins pay tribute to Fernandez

Sep 27, 2016 - 1:29 PM

A night of wrenching emotion saw several of Jose Fernandez s teammates choke back tears as they gathered on the pitcher s mound at Marlins Park

TRIBUTE. David Phelps of the Miami Marlins pauses on the mound to honor the late Jose Fernandez during the game against the New York Mets at Marlins Park on September 26, 2016 in Miami, Florida. Rob Foldy/Getty Images/AFP

Miami Marlins pitcher Fernandez, 24, dies in boating accident

Sep 26, 2016 - 1:15 PM

Fernandez is one of 3 people killed in the accident in which the 32 foot vessel had a severe impact with a jetty authorities said

This file photo taken on September 20, 2016 shows Jose Fernandez #16 of the Miami Marlins pitching during the game against the Washington Nationals at Marlins Park on in Miami, Florida. ROB FOLDY/GETTY IMAGES/AFP

Tim Tebow's baseball tryout draws mixed reviews

Sep 01, 2016 - 2:03 PM

Tebow s workout draws 46 scouts from 28 major league teams with one saying he was better than I expected

WATCH: Baseball player hits foul ball off groin

Aug 28, 2016 - 5:50 PM

That still counts as a strike by the way

FOUL BALLS. Kevin Kiermaier had something else in mind when he went to the plate. Photo by Bob Levey/Getty Images/AFP

Baseball, skateboarding among 5 new Olympic sports in for Tokyo 2020

Aug 04, 2016 - 12:14 PM

Surfing karate and climbing will also be included in the Tokyo Olympics

NEW OLYMPIC CHIEF. New International Olympic Committee (IOC) Thomas Bach  at a press conference closing the 125th IOC session on September 10, 2013 in Buenos Aires, Argentina. AFP / Fabrice Coffrini

'Field of Dreams' offers baseball hope in Philippines

Jul 19, 2016 - 2:00 PM

Baseball – and softball for girls – proves a successful option for youths aged 7 18 at the Smokey Mountain squatter colony to stop them from going astray

THERE IS HOPE. This photo taken on June 26, 2016 shows a member of the Smokey Mountain baseball team making a catch during practice at the former dumpsite in Manila. TED ALJIBE / AFP

Philippine Habagat hangs with baseball super power Korea

Jul 15, 2016 - 4:50 AM

Philippine teenagers get a taste of two of the best baseball nations learning some tough lessons along the way

WHO'S ON FIRST. The Philippine baseball squad faced teams from two of the world's best baseball nations on Philippine soil. Contributed photo

Make Philippine baseball great again

Jul 12, 2016 - 8:34 PM

Philippine Habagat is now the driving force behind the country’s campaign to regain its powerhouse status

MAKE BASEBALL GREAT. The Philippines had once been among the top nations in the world for baseball, but has slipped over the years. Philippine Habagat hopes to return the country to its previous glory. Contributed photo

Ichiro surpasses Rose to become new combined US-Japan baseball hit king

Jun 16, 2016 - 4:26 PM

Miami Marlins outfielder Ichiro Suzuki draws praise in Japan for his feat but it s being treated with less significance in the US

WATCH: 'The Ring,' 'The Grudge' spirits throw first pitch at Japanese baseball game

Jun 07, 2016 - 11:52 AM

The ghostly stars of Sadako vs Kayako throw the ceremonial first pitch at a Japanese baseball game to promote their movie

Screengrab from YouTube/Panda Puppet

Fil-Am pitcher Tim Lincecum signs with Los Angeles Angels

May 20, 2016 - 9:39 AM

The two time Cy Young award winner is coming off hip surgery and hasn t pitched since June of 2015

COMEBACK IS REAL. Tim Lincecum was once among the most dominant pitchers in baseball but has since been slowed by hip problems. Photo by Tim Lane/EPA

WATCH: Vicious punch strikes Blue Jays player in bench-clearing brawl

May 16, 2016 - 5:53 PM

Texas Rangers player Rougned Odor wasn t happy with Toronto Blue Jays outfielder Jose Bautista s dirty slide and let him know with a right cross to the jaw

Jose Bautista gives credit to Rougned Odor for landing a good right hand punch, but says it would take a bigger man to put him down. Screenshot from YouTube

From prison to the big leagues: Matt Bush finally realizes MLB dream

May 14, 2016 - 7:14 AM

Matt Bush spent 3 and a half years in prison for a drunk driving crash that nearly killed a motorcyclist Twelve years after being drafted he s found his way to the big leagues

REDEMPTION. Matt Bush, seen in a Fox Sports program during his 3 and a half year stay in prison, has finally made it to the Majors. Screenshot from YouTube