The Latest: Cubs earn cheers from crosstown rivals White Sox

BY foxsports • October 23, 2016

CHICAGO (AP) The Latest on fan reaction to Chicago Cubs advancing to the World Series (all times local):

10:20 a.m.

The victorious Chicago Cubs are earning cheers from their crosstown rivals, the Chicago White Sox.

The White Sox posted its congratulations to the National League champions on Twitter. The White Sox' most recent World Series win was in 2005.

The city's other professional sports teams are also adding their praise. Tweets from the Chicago Bulls, the Chicago Bears, the Chicago Blackhawks and the Chicago Fire are saluting the Cubs.

The Cubs face the Cleveland Indians in Game 1 on Tuesday.

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9:45 a.m.

First lady Michelle Obama is congratulating her hometown Chicago Cubs after the team clinched an appearance in the World Series.

The Chicago native on Sunday morning tweeted: ''Way to go Cubs!!'' She then recalled her father, saying ''My Dad is the reason I'm a true Cubs fans. He'd be so proud!''

She signed off on the tweet from her (at)FLOTUS account with her personal signature, ''-mo,'' meaning she wrote the message herself.

President Barack Obama is a well-known fan of the Cubs' crosstown rivals, the Chicago White Sox.

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9 a.m.

Chicago Cubs fans are waking up to a new reality: Their team is headed to the World Series for the first time in 71 years.

Many still-stunned fans took to social media Sunday morning to ask if they'd been dreaming and to catch up on the posts from famous Cubs fans.

Comedian and actor Bob Newhart posted a photo of himself, his grandchildren and the ''W'' flag they made for him.

Actor John Cusack posted two words last night along with a photo of the team celebrating at Wrigley Field. As he put it: ''It's. Done.''

Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel issued a statement Saturday night celebrating the pennant win. He says: ''The fun continues in Cleveland on Tuesday night.''

The Cubs face the Cleveland Indians in Game 1 on Tuesday.

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1 a.m.

Chicago Cubs fans are turning their attention to the World Series for the first time in 71 years.

Large crowds of people hit the streets outside Wrigley Field on Saturday night after the Cubs beat the Los Angeles Dodgers in Game 6 of the NL Championship Series and advanced to the World Series for the first time since 1945.

A majority of the fans celebrated peacefully, with many taking selfies in front of the stadium. Police say one person was arrested after climbing a traffic pole.

Longtime fan Brian Dusza was at the game. He says he never thought he'd see such a win, adding: ''I can't even describe what I'm feeling.''

Chicago faces the Cleveland Indians in Game 1 of the World Series on Tuesday.



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