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  • Lake Villa Township fall ball: Jul 31, 2014 5:00 PM
    Registration for Lake Villa Township Baseball League fall baseball begins Friday, Aug. 1.

     
  • Russell leaves Chicago with warm Cubs memories Jul 31, 2014 9:22 PM
    James Russell saw a little of everything during his tenure with the Cubs. Russell and infielder Emilio Bonifacio were traded to the Braves Friday, and Russell cited playing for former manager Lou Piniella and with teammates such as Derrek Lee, Kerry Wood and Ryan Dempster as highlights.

     
  • Sox stand pat on trade front Jul 31, 2014 9:24 PM
    While multiple major-league teams were making trades in advance of Thursday afternoon's nonwaiver deadline, the White Sox stood pat and settled for beating the Tigers 7-4. The Sox won the three-game series against first-place Detroit.

     
  • Cubs swap Russell, Bonifacio for catching prospect Jul 31, 2014 7:18 PM
    Assumptions always run rampant anytime a team makes a trade or reaches a milestone moment. The Cubs traded off some of their past again Thursday with an eye toward the future. They sent veteran left-handed reliever James Russell, speedy infielder-outfielder Emilio Bonifacio and a cash consideration to the Atlanta Braves for catching prospect Victor Caratini.

     
  • Among trade deadline days, MLB is king Jul 31, 2014 11:51 PM
    What a week it’s been for baseball, huh? The weekend in Cooperstown, the heartwarming response to the announcement in L.A. that the incomparable Vin Scully would return for another year, and then gets capped off with a great day of deadline deals. Better soak it in though, because football is right around the corner.

     
  • No trades yet, but plenty of White Sox news Jul 30, 2014 11:52 PM
    With the nonwaiver trade deadline looming, Wednesday was a quiet day on the trade front for the White Sox. But there was plenty of other news involving Avisail Garcia and Matt Lindstrom, Nate Jones and Carlos Rodon.

     
  • 7 things to know about Cubs' longest game ever Jul 30, 2014 2:00 PM
    Cubs pitcher John Baker is believed to be the first Cubs position player, at least as we tradtionally think of them, to earn a victory as a pitcher. Baker was the unlikely hero in Tuesday night's 16-inning victory over the Rockies in the longest game in terms of time in Wrigley Field history.

     
  • Cubs’ Baker enjoys his moment in historyc Jul 30, 2014 10:07 PM
    Cubs catcher John Baker was still enjoying the attention he received for being the winning pitcher in Tuesday night's marathon against the Rockies. Baker came on in an emergency role and acquitted himself well. He said the text messages kept pouring in long after the game was over.

     
  • Cubs catcher/pitcher gets beer shower after longest game Jul 30, 2014 11:00 AM
    “I got beer, chocolate milk, I got hair gel, I got shampoo, I got body wash and I got some more beer,” Cubs backup catcher and winning pitcher John Baker said after Tuesday night's 16 inning marathon win over the Colorado Rockies. “Best shower I've ever taken.” It's the longest game by time in Cubs history.

     
  • Boomers rally for 7th straight win Jul 30, 2014 10:26 PM
    The Schaumburg Boomers established a franchise record Wednesday night by claiming a seventh consecutive victory, rallying past the host Traverse City Beach Bums 12-9.

     
  • Ludwig leads Barrington past Arlington Jul 30, 2014 10:48 PM
    Ahern Ludwig and Barrington tamed Arlington 3-1 in the opening round of the Illinois American Legion baseball state tournament at Recreation Park in Arlington Heights on Wednesday. Ludwig kept Arlington Post 208 off balance with his fastball, and Barrington Post 158 came up with just enough offense to move into Thursday’s semifinals of the winner’s bracket in the double-elimination tournament.

     
  • Cougars drop fifth straight Jul 30, 2014 11:52 PM
    For the first time all season, the Cougars saw a losing streak reach five games. The Wisconsin Timber Rattlers handed the visiting Cougars their 11th shutout of the season with a 2-0 victory Wednesday night at Fox Cities Stadium.

     
  • White Sox allow 6 in 1st, lose 7-2 to Tigers Jul 30, 2014 10:51 PM
    Max Scherzer pitched seven impressive innings, and the Detroit Tigers scored six runs in the first inning en route to a 7-2 victory over the White Sox on Wednesday night. Nick Castellanos hit a three-run homer in the first and added an RBI single in the seventh for the Tigers, who snapped a four-game losing streak. Scherzer (13-3) allowed a run and five hits. He struck out six and walked one.

     
  • Cubs keep dealing, acquire lefty Doubront from Boston Jul 31, 2014 12:12 AM
    The Cubs did not wait for Thursday's nonwaiver trading deadline to continue wheeliing and dealing. The acquired left-handed pitcher Felix Doubront from the Boston Red Sox for a player to be named. They also acquired a minor-league pitcher from the Dodgers to complete the trade for Darwin Barney.

     
  • Cubs win with catcher as a pitcher in record long game Jul 30, 2014 10:44 AM
    Both the Chicago Cubs and Colorado Rockies ran out of relief pitchers in a marathon game. The Cubs used a catcher — and won. “It’s really cool to get a chance to do this,” said John Baker, who scored the winning run in the bottom of the 16th inning after pitching a scoreless top half.

     
  • Rec Park plays host to Legion state tourney Jul 29, 2014 4:56 PM
    The American Legion baseball state tournament is returning to the Northwest suburbs. Beginning Wednesday at Lloyd Meyer Field at Recreation Park in Arlington Heights, six teams from across the state will battle for the Illinois Legion state championship. And keeping with tradition, there will be no admission and the pass-the hat custom will take place at each game. Three teams from the Northwest suburbs will be battling in the double-elimination tournament that begins at 11 a.m. Wednesday. Arlington Post 208, Barrington Post 158 and Northwest Legion Post 690 will compete, with play continuing each day through Saturday. The title game will be at either 11 a.m. or 3 p.m. Saturday.

     
  • Youth baseball fundraiser: Jul 29, 2014 4:15 PM
    Lake Villa Township Baseball hosts its inaugural golf outing and silent auction Friday, Sept. 12, at the Antioch Golf Club, 40150 Route 59, Antioch.

     
  • ‘Moving day’ could be here at Wrigley Field Jul 30, 2014 1:54 AM
    Edwin Jackson turned in yet another poor start for the Cubs Tuesday night as he lasted just 4 innings against the Colorado Rockies. Before the game, Cubs GM Jed Hoyer said it's possible the Cubs will make a deal before Thursday's nonwaiver deadline. Just after 1:30 a.m., the Cubs won 4-3 on a 16th-inning sacrifice fly by Starlin Castro.

     
  • And now Cubs’ Ramirez is on disabled list Jul 29, 2014 8:51 PM
    The Cubs changed course Tuesday on relief pitcher Neil Ramirez. Although Ramirez has been one of the team's most effective relievers, the Cubs sent him to the minor leagues Saturday in a curious move. On Tuesday, they moved him to the DL with triceps soreness.

     
  • Boomers sweep six-game homestand Jul 29, 2014 10:01 PM
    The Schaumburg Boomers swept the homestand with an 8-2 victory Tuesday over the Lake Erie Crushers. For the Boomers, who own a league-best 26-7 home record, it was the first 6-0 homestand in franchise history.

     
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