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CHICAGO -- David Ross isnt done just yet. Forrest Lamp Womens Jersey . Same for Jon Lester and the rest of the Chicago Cubs.Ross played a starring role as the Cubs stayed alive in the World Series, topping the Indians 3-2 in Game 5 on Sunday. The 39-year-old catcher, who plans to retire after the season, had a superb night behind the plate and delivered a clutch sacrifice fly that helped Chicago to its first Series win at Wrigley Field in 71 years.Ive had a storybook year, honestly, Ross said. There are so many things I can talk about that have happened to me over this year. Thats just another cool one to get the sac fly that puts us ahead and we hold on.He even got a shoutout from Pearl Jam frontman Eddie Vedder, who dedicated Take Me Out to the Ball Game to Ross during the seventh-inning stretch of his final home start. We love you Rossy, Vedder said as the crowd roared. Lets take this show to Cleveland!Everybody was looking at me like, dude, Eddie Vedder just dedicated the whole seventh-inning stretch to you, Ross said, and Im like, my minds blown, Im thinking about being out of the game and hes a quality individual. Hes just a good person, rock star, everybody knows who Eddie Vedder is. He says my name, its a huge compliment.Ross and his good buddy Lester also combined to slow Clevelands attack after the Indians rolled to a 7-2 victory Saturday night. Lester bounced back from a so-so outing in the Series opener, pitching six solid innings to improve to 3-1 with a 1.93 ERA in five postseason starts this year.It was a familiar performance for the left-hander, who helped Boston win the World Series in 2007 and 2013. He was 3-0 in three career starts in the Fall Classic before dropping Game 1 against Cleveland when he was nicked for three runs in 5 2/3 innings.Youre just grinding from pitch one, Lester said. Youre trying to make the perfect pitch every time, and at the same time still be aggressive.Ross Game 5 included a pair of adventures in foul territory. He had one foul pop go off his glove near the railing of the visitors dugout, but first baseman Anthony Rizzo was there for a juggling catch . Ross collided with Rizzo on a foul popup in the fourth and held on for the out.But Ross put together his best work when he stayed behind the plate. He did a solid job of framing close called third strikes to Brandon Guyer in the fifth and Jason Kipnis in the sixth. After Kipnis strikeout, Ross cut down Francisco Lindor trying to steal second for the final out of the inning.Ross defensive work was particularly important with Lester having his usual struggles with runners on the basepaths.It starts and ends with Jon for me, Ross said. This guy, theres not a better way to go out your last start than catching Jon Lester.The Cubs trailed 1-0 before scoring three times in the fourth. Ross capped the rally with a sac fly to left with the bases loaded, driving in Ben Zobrist.Ross, nicknamed Grandpa Rossy by his young teammates as he wraps up his 15th season, was taken out for a pinch hitter in the sixth, and he shared a big hug with Lester in the dugout.I just said I love him, Ross said. Thanks for everything. I love him.Lester and Ross have been together for years and often hang out together off the field. Lester agreed to a $155 million, six-year deal in December 2014, a key moment in the Cubs resurgence. Ross then followed Lester to Chicago for a $5 million, two-year contract, and quickly became an important leader in the clubhouse.I love him like a brother, like a dad, like a mentor, Rizzo said. I was pretty emotional, seeing him in that at-bat driving in that run, throwing that guy out. We were talking before the game, this will be a blast. We got the W. We just need to get two more Ws.---Jay Cohen can be reached at Rayshawn Jenkins Jersey .Y. -- Canadas Kaillie Humphries and Heather Moyse have another World Cup gold medal after winning the two-women bobsled race on Saturday in Lake Placid, N. Rayshawn Jenkins Womens Jersey . -- Matt Ryan needed one of the best games of his career to lead the Falcons and their depleted offence out of their three-game losing streak last week. http:///...hargers-jersey-c-58/ . -- Al Jefferson found a groove just in time for the Charlotte Bobcats. Tony Johnson spent Labor Day weekend burying his younger brother, who killed himself a week ago.The heavyweight mixed martial artist will spend next weekend fighting in the main event of Bellator 161, believing William Johnson wouldnt want him to miss an opportunity that both fighting brothers craved.I had to go through my grieving really fast, Tony Johnson said in a phone interview from Cincinnati, his parents home. I have beautiful daughters Ive got to take care of. I cant just sit there and wallow in my sorrow. I have to get over it. Theres no other way. Ive always been the backbone of my family. Im very strong. My family leans on me a lot for support. Ive always grieved in private to be strong in public for my family.Johnson takes on French MMA veteran Cheick Kongo on Sept. 16 just outside Austin, Texas. A victory would change Johnsons career, which has been following a winding path from college football to big-money fights.The winner seems almost certain to get a shot at Bellators heavyweight title, which Johnson has been seeking for two years. At 30 years old, he is still relatively young by the wizened standards of MMA heavyweights, but this is his first headlining bout for the promotion.Just days after his father phoned him to inform him of Williams death, Tony immediately told Bellator he would fight anyway.Bellator said, We understand if you dont want to take this fight, Tony Johnson said. There will be no repercussions. Were going to back you 100 percent. Thats all I wanted. Ive got their support, but I told these guys Im going to be there. I dont know if Im going to have another opportunity to fight Cheick Kongo. Im ready now. Im ready to go.Tony Johnson said William Johnson, who lived in Cleveland, was a 27-year-old aspiring fighter with two young children. Although he knew William had a tumultuous relationship with his fiancee, he didnt realize the depth of his younger brothers depression.Every time we would talk, everything was fine, Tony Johnson said. I was trying to give him direction. I was trying to be a big brother to him, trrying to lead him toward the right path. Rayshawn Jenkins Youth Jersey. Hed listen, but of course hes young. He would fall off course, and I would have to put him back on course, but that was our relationship.Johnson attended last weekends viewing for his brother, but he will skip a memorial service at their high school this weekend.My parents want me to stay focused on the fight and winning the fight for my brother, he said.Johnson acknowledges his pain and confusion are still fresh and raw, but he is focusing on family and fighting.I guess he had been going through a lot, Johnson said. I never thought there was an issue. I never saw it. We still dont know. Theres still no closure to figure everything out.Although they lived hundreds of miles apart, the brothers spoke regularly by phone and occasionally trained together. They even fought on the same card in November 2014, both earning victories in a regional Tennessee promotion before Tony returned to Bellator.But William was still an MMA prospect, while Tony has long been considered a rising heavyweight with world title potential. He scored a touchdown for Iowa State in 2004 as a 300-pound freshman fullback before moving from wrestling into MMA.After three years in smaller promotions, he made his Bellator debut in June 2011 with a decision over Derrick Lewis, now a serious contender for the UFC heavyweight title. Problems with his contract led him to take a two-year break from the cage before competing in Asias ONE Fighting Championship and in Nashville, his adopted hometown.Johnson returned to Bellator last year, and he has beaten Alexander Volkov and Raphael Butler to earn a shot at the 41-year-old Kongo, the longtime UFC veteran who moved to Bellator three years ago.Ive gone through adversity before, Johnson said. 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