Cubs’ World Series title voted top AP sports story of 2016 – Chicago Tribune

Everything changed for the Chicago Cubs on a rainy November night. A century-plus worth of heartache washed away by a wave of pure joy.

There were hugs, cheers and tears — and bottles and bottles of booze, sprayed everywhere from Cleveland to the shadow of Wrigley Field.

Lovable losers, no more. The story of so many lifetimes is The Associated Press’ Sports Story of the Year.

“The burden has been lifted,” manager Joe Maddon said.

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