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CLEVELAND -- 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, Queens 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 wont 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.This type of thing never happened in Cleveland, where sports heartbreak was passed down from generation to generation like family heirlooms. But those days are over. This is a new Cleveland -- city of champions.The Cavs flipped that tired sports script, storming back from a 3-1 deficit to shock the 73-win Golden State Warriors and give Cleveland its first title since 1964, when the Browns won the NFL title. Before receiving their rings on Tuesday night -- about an hour before the Indians and Cubs got started -- Cleveland re-lived those special days earlier this summer when one its teams finally fought its way all the way to the top.James was the final player to be introduced and handed his 6.5 karat ring by NBA Commissioner Adam Silver. After slipping it on his hand, James, the kid from Akron who delivered on his promise to win a title for Cleveland, looked at the jewelry with admiration and perhaps some astonishment.Yes, it really happened. Here.This is for you guys, James told the crowd, repeating a message he screamed after the Cavs won Game 7 at Oracle Arena on June 19. This is all for you.James paused and then reminded Cleveland that it remains underdogs -- even in victory.At this point, if youre not from here, live here, play here ... then it makes no sense for you to live at this point, said the three-time champion. Cleveland against the world.James made sure to wish luck to the Indians, who overcame adversity all season and won their first AL pennant since 1997. Theyre trying to end a 68-year Series title drought against the Cubs, those lovable losers 108 years removed from their last championship.Once the pomp and pageantry ended, James posted a triple-double as the Cavs opened the season with a 117-88 win over the New York Knicks. The Cubs-Indians game was shown on smaller scoreboards during timeouts and James, now 3-0 in ring ceremony games, applauded from the bench when he saw Robert Perezs homer give Cleveland a 3-0 lead in the fourth inning.Afterward, James said the ceremony touched him.Very emotional, man, he said, and our fans deserve everything that they got tonight and everything thats going to come in the future. Theyve been supportive of all the sports here and especially us, so its great to have a moment like that.Before they took the floor for the ceremony, the Cavs, wearing new white-and-gold warmups with 2016 NBA Champions written on the back, looked like little kids getting ready to storm the Christmas tree and tear open presents. Kyrie Irving did a little dance in the hallway outside Clevelands locker room and shared a big hug with Kevin Love before James joined them and the team headed into the darkened arena where 20,000-plus fans roared.Following a video that showed highlights from the epic Game 7 -- James huge block, Irvings 3-pointer -- Silver introduced Cavs owner Dan Gilbert, who has spared no expense in building a super team. Clevelands starting five this season will make $100 million in salary.Gilberts gotten greedy, and Cleveland fans dont mind one bit. After all, most of them have waited a lifetime to see one title.Why not another.When this is all over and that banner goes up there, there is really only one thing left to do -- repeat, Gilbert said. And, go Tribe.There was still an opener to play, but that hardly mattered.In the hours leading up to the ceremony and Game 1, fans of the Indians, Cavs -- and a sizeable contingent of Cubs backers -- posed for photos around the two buildings. They were savoring a day many never dreamed possible.Indians outfielder Coco Crisp stopped and signed autographs on his stroll to work. For Crisp, in his second stint with Cleveland after the Indians traded for him in August, the chance to play in the World Series for the team he started with is beyond special.Its a dream come true, said Crisp, who also played for the Indians from 2002-05. To be here now in this situation is unbelievable. And for Cleveland, I mean, what a day. These fans have done a great job of keeping the faith.It was rewarded by the Cavaliers, whose championship transcended all three teams and connected Clevelanders like nothing else.Coach Tyronn Lue, who took over the Cavs midway through last season, shared the story of what it meant to a pair of fans he met after Cleveland won the title. The father and son approached Lue as he had dinner in Las Vegas.Lue said the man told him, You dont understand how much this means to the city of Cleveland. My dad is not alive but he supported all three sports every year. Its so sad hes not here to see this. I want to thank you from the bottom of my heart.Then he broke down and started crying, Lue said. That was one of the best moments I experienced this summer. Air Jordan Basket Pas Cher . Mitch Holmberg added a goal and three assists. Connor Chartier also scored for the Chiefs (3-0-0). Luke Harrison spoiled Garrett Hughsons shutout bid with a power-play goal at 13:17 of the third period. The Spokane goaltender finished with 28 saves, including a Brandon Fushimi penalty shot in the second period that would have tied the game 1-1. Air Jordan Pas Cher Site Fiable . It says Pocklingtons lawyer filed the appeal Friday in a California court. CTV Edmonton also says Pocklington gave a $100,000 cash deposit as part of the conditions of his bail, and that he will be out on bail until his appeal is heard. . DAmigo scored twice in regulation and added the shootout winner as the Toronto Marlies edged the San Antonio Rampage 5-4 in American Hockey League action. Destockage Air Jordan . -- Ryan Blaney provided more evidence that Penske Racings No. Air Jordan France . Down by seven with 90 seconds left in regulation, thats where they looked comfortable.Zlatan Ibrahimovic says he is not in talks with any clubs as his Paris Saint-Germain contract nears an end - but reckons his career is only just warming up. The 34-year-old, who has scored 136 goals in his 164 games at the Ligue 1 side since moving from AC Milan in 2012, is out of contract at the end of the season.And though the Sweden international insists he has not yet held discussions over his future - Manchester United a reported suitor - he gave a typically self-assured answer when asked about his prospects of continuing to play at the top level. Im only just warming up, he told reporters ahead of PSGs Champions League last 16 second leg at Chelsea, with his team leading 2-1 from the first leg.I dont believe that its the end of my career.Age is just a number. The difference is how you feel. I feel young, I feel very young. Ibrahimovic has 136 goals in his 164 games at Paris Saint-Germain The season Ive done so far, Ive never had a better one statistically.My future is I have another two months with PSG, then I have the Euros to play with my national team.Whatever happens after that, like it is todday, there is nothing after that.ddddddddddddIm not in discussion with anybody because for me its not the moment to talk about that.Im not worried about the future. The future looks good after the season Im doing.Ibrahimovic believes it is only a matter of time until PSG win Europes biggest prize, although he risked the wrath of some fans by declaring that the clubs history had begun with Qatar Sports Investments 2011 takeover. PSG take a 2-1 lead to Stamford Bridge in the Champions League The club Im playing in now is a project that began three and a half years ago, he added.With all the respect, what happened before that, I think the club was born the day that the Qataris took over. Its a totally new club.With time, with what the Qataris are investing, there are no limits. Trust me, they will hunt this Champions League until they get it. And they will not stop. With me or without me. Also See: Chelsea v PSG preview Charlies European predictions Transfer betting Paper Talk ' ' '

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