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  • 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.”

     
  • Teen’s passion for soccer culminates in trip to USA Games Jun 12, 2014 11:06 AM
    Like most Olympians, 17-year-old Matthew Sommerer has spent near a lifetime preparing to compete at the highest levels. In his case, that will be playing soccer for Team Illinois in the upcoming Special Olympics 2014 USA Games games in New Jersey. “I started to play when I was 8 years old,” the Hoffman Estates High School junior says.

     
  • Family-man Streelman looks to get his game on track Jun 10, 2014 4:25 PM
    Winfield’s Kevin Streelman remains one of golf’s most promising up-and-coming players, but he’s not going into this week’s U.S. Open with any momentum. Chicago’s only homegrown PGA Tour player missed the cut in his last three tournaments. “It’s been a strange year golf-wise,” Streelman told golf columnist Len Ziehm, “but it’s been a wonderful year off the course thanks to Sophia (his daughter). The former Duke golfer talks with Ziehm about his family and the U.S. Open, which begins Thursday on the famed No. 2 course at Pinehurst, N.C.

     
  • Gun charge dropped against retired cop Jun 10, 2014 12:58 PM
    Lake County officials on Tuesday dropped the gun charage filed against a retired Indiana police officer who was accused of trying to carry a concealed weapon into the BMW Championship golf tournament in Lake Forest last year.

     
  • Hoffman Estates Chamber fishing derby Saturday Jun 6, 2014 12:16 PM
    The Hoffman Estates Chamber of Commerce will host its 19th annual Community Fishing Derby from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, June 7, at South Ridge Lake, 1450 Freeman Road in Hoffman Estates. On-site registration costs $5 and children as young as 2 years old are eligible to participate.

     
  • College stars coming out for John Deere Classic Jun 4, 2014 10:11 PM
    Illinois’ only PGA Tour event of 2014 has thrived by appealing to young players, and director Clair Peterson saw no reason to change that approach when he announced his sponsor exemptions for the John Deere Classic this week. Peterson invited four of the best college stars to battle the PGA Tour players in the 44th staging of the $4.7 million tournament, which runs July 7-13 at TPC Deere Run in Silvis, IL, near the Quad Cities. Len Ziehm has more in his weekly golf column.

     
  • Golf with a sports star June 25 Jun 2, 2014 5:11 PM
    Golf foursomes will be paired with a retired professional athlete at the Hoffman Estates Parks Foundation’s annual Scott R. Triphahn Celebri-tee Golf Outing June 25.

     
  • Conway Farms to host 2015 BMW Championship May 29, 2014 4:50 PM
    After earning the coveted “Tournament of the Year” Award in 2013 from the PGA Tour, Conway Farms Golf Club in Lake Forest was rewarded Thursday when it was named as host of the 2015 BMW Championship. The 2013 BMW Championship, which raised more than $2.3 million for the Evans Scholars Foundation, attracted more than 130,000 spectators. Lake County officials also credit it with an economic impact of more than $30 million.

     
  • Area golfers spread out for U.S. Open qualifiers May 27, 2014 2:50 PM
    Lots of golfers with ties to Illinois are still in the mix to compete in the U.S. Open, which features 10 qualifying sectionals on Monday across the country. Len Ziehm has the latest in this week's golf column, including where Carlos Sainz Jr. of Elgin and Vince India of Deerfield are likely headed.

     
  • Montgomerie finds comfort zone on Champions Tour May 24, 2014 8:05 PM
    Scotland’s Colin Montgomerie is in the World Golf Hall of Fame, but he has yet to win a tournament in the United States. That could change Sunday when he takes a 1-shot lead over Germany’s Bernhard Langer into the final round of the 75th PGA Championship at Harbor Shores.

     
  • Fox Trot in Elgin marks unofficial start of summer May 24, 2014 3:48 PM
    The sound of the gun that preceded the Elgin Valley Fox Trot was more than just a signal to run or walk. It also served as an usher for the unofficial start of summer in Elgin. The 37th annual event attracted 2,224 runners and walkers willing to test their physical limits with 10-mile and 5K runs, or to take a 2-mile stroll for charity.

     
  • Ailing Stadler hoping to defend Encompass title May 20, 2014 2:42 PM
    Chicago’s only pro tour stop of 2014, the Encompass Championship at North Shore Country Club,, is less than a month away, and. defending champion Craig Stadler has some health issues that have sidelined him for most of this year. Len Ziehm has more

     
  • Malm’s 3-peat one for the books May 15, 2014 9:57 PM
    Curtis Malm had a chance to make some significant golf history on Thursday, and he didn’t disappoint. The new head professional at White Eagle in Naperville won his third straight title in the 63rd Illinois PGA Match Play Championship at Kemper Lakes in Long Grove.

     
  • Deerfield’s India fires a sizzling 61 May 6, 2014 4:30 PM
    Deerfield product Vince India has been struggling as a rookie on the PGA’s satellite Web.com Tour this year, but he didn’t struggle on Monday in a local qualifier for the U.S. Open. The former University of Iowa golfer shot a 10-under-par 61 to earn medalist honors in a local qualifier at Waterlefe, in Sarasota, Fla. Len Ziehm also takes a look at Curtis Malm and his bid for a third striaght Illinois PGA Match Play title.I

     
  • GiGi’s Playhouse Dash for Down syndrome June 8 Apr 30, 2014 9:26 AM
    Registration is now open for the 11th annual GiGi’s Playhouse 5K Fun Run, 1-mile walk, Dash for Down syndrome, taking place Sunday, June 8 at the Sears Centre Arena in Hoffman Estates. Last year, more than 3,000 people of all ages participated in the event.

     
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