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  • Europe leads 5-3 after Day 1 of Ryder Cup Sep 26, 2014 4:12 PM
    Europe dominated the afternoon foursomes to grab a 5-3 lead after the first day of the Ryder Cup at Gleneagles. With the United States ahead 2½-1½ after Friday morning’s fourballs, Europe won three of the alternate-shot matches in the second session and halved the fourth.

     
  • Rozner: Memories of Medinah fresh for Team USA Sep 24, 2014 7:43 AM
    The 2012 Ryder Cup at Medinah was one of the great sporting events of our time and Europe will ride that high into this week’s match at Gleneagles, where the host team will go off as a nearly 2-1 favorite to win its eighth Ryder Cup in the last 10 tries.

     
  • Davis Cup players take time out for local youth Sep 15, 2014 12:15 PM
    As some of the best U.S. tennis players gathered in the Northwest suburbs this past weekend for Davis Cup matches at the Sears Centre, they didn’t forget an important constituency: youth players from the area. Team USA held a Davis Cup Fun Day at the South Barrington Club, where nearly 300 young players from tennis clubs throughout the suburbs met some of the best players in the country and had fun playing tennis.

     
  • Schaumburg firefighters’ charity softball event Sept. 13 Sep 11, 2014 6:14 PM
    The Schaumburg Firefighters Benevolent Association will host its 21st annual charity softball tournament from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 13, at Olympic Park, 1675 E. Old Schaumburg Road in Schaumburg. Thirty-four fire departments from throughout the Chicago area will come together this year to raise money for Loyola University’s Burn Center and the Schaumburg Township Food Pantry.

     
  • Davis Cup a big win for suburbs, mayor says Sep 11, 2014 7:13 PM
    When Hoffman Estates Mayor Bill McLeod selected the players for the opening match of the Davis Cup tournament that opens Friday at the Sears Centre Arena, he also signaled the return of the “World Cup of Tennis” to Illinois after an absence of more than 85 years. “It brings incredible excitement to the area and impacts the entire region," the mayor said.

     
  • Hoffman Estates police, fire softball fundraiser Sept. 27 Sep 8, 2014 12:52 PM
    Hoffman Estates’ police officers and firefighters will hold their second annual Shootz & Ladderz Softball Fundraiser from noon to 5 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 27 at Cannon Crossings, 1675 Nicholson Drive, in Hoffman Estates. Proceeds will go toward new Citizens Fire Academy equipment for the fire department.

     
  • In honor of others, Palatine’s Gates to compete in Wisconsin triathlon Sep 3, 2014 3:54 PM
    Palatine's Christine Gates will compete in the Ironman race in Madison, Wisconsin, on Sunday, Sept. 7. Her effort in the grueling race will be made more tolerable by knowing it is benefitting others.

     
  • 5 great coaching meltdowns Aug 14, 2014 11:55 AM
    White Sox manager Robin Ventura has been ejected from a few games for arguing calls, but he took it to another level Wednesday in San Francisco. Ventura kicked dirt and got in the face of umpires after a call at home plate was overturned following a review. Here are five great coaching rants.

     
  • Hoffman Ests. Platzkonzert to include 5K race Aug 10, 2014 4:18 PM
    The Village of Hoffman Estates annual Platzkonzert Germanfest on Saturday, Sept. 13, this year will include competitive 5K race through the scenic Prairie Stone Business Park.

     
  • Fox River fans promote vision for ‘underutilized’ asset Aug 9, 2014 8:12 PM
    While hundreds of runners, some as young as 13, raced for the finish line of the eighth Bob Leonard River Run/Walk, an enthusiastic group of Fox River fans used the event to promote their vision of how the river can be home to white water rafting, decorative pedestrian bridgesr, floating gardens, splash pads for kids and rowing clubs for teens and adults

     
  • Boomers host ‘Human Interaction Night’ July 26 Jul 22, 2014 6:59 PM
    Leave the phone at home (or at least turn it off) for the Schaumburg Boomers’ “Human Interaction Night” at 6 p.m. Saturday, July 26 when the defending Frontier League champions square off against the Traverse City Beach Bums.

     
  • Polo tournament fundraiser set for Sunday in Batavia Jul 14, 2014 1:03 PM
    Many people do not know there is a polo field in Batavia, on Bliss Road, just south of Main Street. This weekend, Blackberry Polo Field will host a Seniors Tournament that doubles as a fundraiser for local arts organizations.

     
  • Rain adds ‘excitement’ to Winfield Criterium Jul 12, 2014 6:07 PM
    With earlier rain and the threat of more looming, the 15th annual Winfield Criterium bike race took a bit more significance. The dicey weather meant riders needed to be doubly diligent in avoiding crashes.

     
  • Criterium riders pedal into Winfield Jul 11, 2014 2:29 PM
    When you have an event that has packs of cyclists speeding down residential streets, how can you ramp up the excitement level? For the organizers of Saturday's Winfield Criterium, it involves taking a normally two-day event and consolidating it into a single day crammed with professional and amateur races.

     
  • Running with bulls annual reminder of suburban tragedy Jul 9, 2014 4:26 PM
    Every time I see news coverage of the bulls running through the streets of Pamplona, or see the annual spectacle mined for entertainment or comedy in a TV commercial, I think of Matthew Tassio. The Glen Ellyn native remains the only American to be killed during the running with the bulls.

     
  • Golf outing to benefit GiGi’s Playhouse Jul 1, 2014 7:33 PM
    Golfers and individuals who care deeply about GiGi’s Playhouse programs and mission will tee up for charity on Aug. 13 for the GiGi’s Playhouse National Achievement Center Golf Outing at The Bridges of Poplar Creek Country Club in Hoffman Estates.

     
  • Schaumburg triathlon, duathlon July 13 Jun 30, 2014 5:44 PM
    The Schaumburg Park District’s annual triathlon and duathlon will begin at at 6:30 a.m. Sunday, July 13, at Meinecke Recreation Center, 220 E. Weathersfield Way in Schaumburg. The triathlon consists of a 400-meter swim, 12.8-mile bike ride and 5K run. The duathlon consists of a 12.8-mile bike ride sandwiched between two 5K runs.

     
  • U.S. getting ready for Belgium World Cup clash Jun 29, 2014 11:32 AM
    Highly physical, probably defensive and anxiety-ridden for sure. Not exactly the kind of happy football that fans have enjoyed so far at the World Cup, but it's the likely scenario for Tuesday's second-round clash between Belgium and the United States. The stakes certainly are high enough. Belgium has not reached the quarterfinals since 1986 and the U.S. team has already exceeded expectations by emerging from a tough opening group and wants to ride that momentum.

     
  • Brazil beats Cameroon 4-1, reaches 2nd round Jun 23, 2014 5:09 PM
    Neymar scored twice in the first half to lead Brazil to a 4-1 win over Cameroon on Monday, helping the hosts secure a spot in the second round of the World Cup. Fred and Fernandinho added second-half goals for Brazil, which advanced from Group A.

     
  • Bradley's story inspires young suburban soccer players Jun 22, 2014 8:24 AM
    Michael Bradley of the U.S. World Cup soccer team is now the primary example at the Palatine youth soccer club where he once trained of how pure desire can overcome any shortcomings in natural ability. “That's the awesome thing now,” said David Richardson, president of Sockers FC Chicago. “You don't have to use Michael Jordan as the example for a soccer player.”

     
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