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  Smut. Drought. Wind. Ravenous insects. I've fought them all this summer in my plot at the Geneva Community Gardens, and still find the experiment worthwhile.

Corn smut, drought and insects: tales from a community garden

Updated: 8/25/2012 10:04 AM

  The past few seasons, health issues hampered Jake Peavy. This year, bad luck has been the White Sox starting pitcher's main nemesis. Heading into Friday night's outing against the Mariners, Peavy was 3-8 over his last 12 starts. The right-hander...

Peavy's only luck has been bad

Updated: 8/25/2012 10:43 PM

  On Saturday night, White Sox starter Jose Quintana barely made it out of the first inning and catcher A.J. Pierzynski and manager Robin Ventura received back-to-back ejections from home-plate umpire Lance Barrett in the third. But it wasn't a...

Ejections don't faze red-hot White Sox

Updated: 8/25/2012 11:21 PM

  Ks:The Kane County Cougars netted a must-win Saturday night. With their 4-3 victory over the Burlington Bees before 11,359 at Fifth Third Bank Ballpark in Geneva, the Cougars moved within 2 games of the West Division's final playoff spot.

Cougars creep closer to playoff berth

Updated: 8/26/2012 01:27 AM

  Schaumburg blasted a franchise-record 5 homers — including the first grand slam in Boomers history — to outslug the Rockford RiverHawks 15-1 on Saturday night.

Boomers blast 5 homers in romp

Updated: 8/26/2012 12:50 AM

  Bartlett HawksCoach: Michele Ehrlich (first season)Conference: Upstate Eight (Valley)Last year: 15-20, 2-4 FVC Valley

Girls volleyball/Scouting the Fox Valley

Updated: 8/25/2012 11:35 PM

  With superstar pitchers Monica Abbott and Cat Osterman locked in a pitching duel, the Chicago Bandits captured Game 1 of the NPF Championships Series with a 2-1 victory over the USSSA Pride. Game 2 is set for 2:30 p.m. Sunday. If the Pride wins Game...

Bandits one win away from NPF Championship

Updated: 8/25/2012 09:52 PM

  Tyler Flowers hit a tying homer and Dewayne Wise delivered a go-ahead RBI single in the Sox' two-run sixth inning, lifting the White Sox to a 5-4 victory over the Seattle Mariners on Saturday night for their fifth straight win.

Fill-in Flowers leads Sox to fifth straight win

Updated: 8/25/2012 10:27 PM

  Looking ahead to September call-ups for the Cubs? You won't have to look far. Many of them already are here. For that reason, the Cubs are expected to call up just a few players from the minor leagues after Sept. 1, when rosters may expand.

Roster already features key call-ups

Updated: 8/25/2012 07:59 PM

  There have been days like Saturday for the Cubs and there will be more. Manager Dale Sveum found a few more "teachable moments" in the Cubs' 4-3 loss to the Colorado Rockies at Wrigley Field.

Latest loss has Sveum scratching his head in disbelief

Updated: 8/25/2012 07:53 PM

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