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Weekly Roundup: October 24 – October 30

After conducting an exclusive interview, SI.com’s Lee Jenkins describes 76ers rookie Joel Embiid’s two-year journey through tragedy and injuries back to the court.

In the wee hours of the morning, die-hard Chicago Cubs fans take an Amtrak train from Cleveland back to Chicago following the Cubs’ World Series Game Two victory. Ronald Blum from the AP has the story.

The Ringer’s Bryan Curtis interviews Chris Mortensen regarding his battle with Stage IV throat cancer.

In the Washington Post, Kent Babb and Steven Rich unveil data regarding a quietly-increasing NFL problem, fan violence.

A new study released by the University of Stirling in Scotland shows heading soccer balls alters brain function and memory for 24 hours.

As the Cubs got set to play their first World Series games at Wrigley Field in 71 years, Blair Kamin of the Chicago Tribune writes about the old ballpark that has the “ability to spark the memory and stir the soul.”

In the New York Times, John Branch profiles Phil Heath, the six-time Mr. Olympia.

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