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  • U.S. Men’s Volleyball at Sears Centre June 20-21 Mar 11, 2014 5:28 PM
    The Chicago area will give fans of men’s volleyball four opportunities to see the U.S. National Team in action this summer as it hosts two weekends of FIVB World League action. The U.S. Men’s Volleyball Team will two matches against Bulgaria on June 20 and 21 at the Sears Centre Arena in Hoffman Estates, one week after two matches against Serbia on June 13 and 14 at the University of Illinois at Chicago Pavilion.

     
  • Carpentersville dodgeball tournament raises funds for local charities Mar 1, 2014 8:39 PM
    Forty teams competed at the fourth annual Carpentersville Professional Firefighters IAFF Local 4790 dodgeball tournament at Dundee-Crown High School in Carpentersville on Saturday afternoon. Teams comprised of six players took to four courts as 10 games were played simultaneously from 12 to 5 p.m., with winners advancing, hoping to reach the grand championship game.

     
  • Andrew Weibrecht takes silver, Norway wins super-G race Feb 16, 2014 8:50 AM
    A Norwegian skier earned his country’s fourth consecutive Olympic title in men’s super-G. Kjetil Jansrud continued Norway’s dominance in the Alpine skiing event, outracing two Americans and a Canadian for the Scandinavian country’s fifth super-G gold in the past seven games. Andrew Weibrecht of the U.S. earned the silver medal with a time that was less just 0.3 seconds slower than Jansrud’s, while American teammate Bode Miller and Jan Hudec of Canada tied for bronze.

     
  • Runners, walkers make a date at train station in Palatine Feb 3, 2014 3:53 PM
    Once a month, the Palatine Metra Station is a bustling place to be on a Saturday morning. Fourteen vendors bring the Palatine Farmers Market inside, and they’re attracting more and more customers, including Leo Tyska and his running club, HIP.

     
  • Suburban events Saturday being canceled due to snow Feb 1, 2014 8:09 AM
    With a major winter storm looming Friday night, many local events planned for Saturday were being canceled. Among the cancellations announced Friday afternoon were the IHSA cheerleading sectional competitions, which have been moved to the same time Sunday in Grayslake and Rolling Meadows.

     
  • Boomers offer ‘21 and Over Night’ May 29 Jan 20, 2014 10:32 AM
    The Schaumburg Boomers are inviting their adult fans to leave the kids at home and join them for an evening of grown-up fun at the ballpark at a special “21 and Over Night” game at 8 p.m. Thursday, May 29 at Boomers Stadium, 1999 S. Springinsguth Road in Schaumburg. From live music and Jell-O shots to shot girls (and guys) serving you drinks, “21 and Over Night” will have a little something for everyone — as the name suggests — ages 21 and over.

     
  • NEDSRA to host wheelchair basketball tournament Jan 10, 2014 11:21 AM
    Fifteen teams from across the Midwest will display their skills Saturday, Jan. 18, in a wheelchair basketball tournament hosted by the Northeast DuPage Special Recreation Association’s Junior Bulls.

     
  • Winter dodgeball championships in Schaumburg Dec 22, 2013 4:34 PM
    The National Amateur Dodgeball Association (NADA) and dodgeball enthusiasts will take over the Schaumburg Park District’s Sport Center during the Winter Nationals Indoor Dodgeball Championships Jan. 3 and 4. The youth competition will begin at 4 p.m. Jan. 3 and the adult competition at 10 a.m. Jan. 4.

     
  • Boomers launch ‘12 Days of Giveways’ Dec 6, 2013 5:27 PM
    Beginning Dec. 12, the Schaumburg Boomers will announce a daily "mission" for your chance to win a unusual prize in its “12 Days of Giveaways.” These include such opportunities as lunch with the 2013 Frontier League Championship Trophy, having the Boomers grounds crew mow your lawn, marching with Coop in a Fourth of July parade, participating in batting practice before a 2014 game and having an autographed game-used base from the stadium.

     
  • Schaumburg Boomers seeking on-field emcee Nov 29, 2013 2:00 PM
    The Schaumburg Boomers professional baseball team is seeking a fun, outgoing and energetic individual to serve as on-field emcee during the 2014 season. The club is soliciting 60-second YouTube video auditions from applicants. Interested parties who are able to commit to all 51 home games in 2014, comfortable interacting with fans and quickly adaptable to changes should submit their videos to Mike Kline at mkline@boomersbaseball.com.

     
  • Local doctor a cancer buster and carrom champ Nov 17, 2013 8:18 AM
    Trying to defeat cancer is what Lake County oncologist Dr. Nilesh Metah does for a living. In his free time, he's a national doubles champion in his boyhood game of carroms. “In my house, we didn't play this to fool around. You played to win,” remembers Mehta, who often did. “I was the carrom champ throughout my medical school.”

     
  • Runners dodge zombies for charity in Grayslake Oct 12, 2013 6:03 PM
    When does a light sprinkling of rain actually enhance a sporting event? One example would be Saturday’s inaugural Dead Last 5K Zombie Run in Grayslake to benefit The Oasis teen center. “We like the somber notion of it,” said Grayslake High School District 127 Superintendent Catherine Finger, a founding member of The Oasis and the creator of Saturday’s fundraiser.

     
  • Suburban runners: Boston not deterring us from Chicago Marathon Oct 11, 2013 4:23 PM
    Runners vow not to let the Boston Marathon bombings scare them away from the Chicago Marathon on Sunday. Likewise, Chicago Marathon organizers vow to make the large, world-renowned marathon as safe as possible. “I haven’t met a soul yet that says, ‘I’m not doing it (because of Boston),’” said Christine Kickels, a reference librarian at the College of DuPage in Glen Ellyn. “If anything, it’s spurred more people to run it.”

     
  • Globetrotters return to Rosemont Oct 1, 2013 6:30 PM
    Tickets for the Harlem Globetrotters' "Fans Rule" World Tour show on Friday, Dec. 27, at the Allstate Arena go on sale to the public on Monday, Oct. 7.

     
  • Watson: No need for Ryder Cup wild-card picks Sep 24, 2013 1:22 PM
    GLENEAGLES, Scotland — Tom Watson’s first move as U.S. captain for the 2014 Ryder Cup was reducing the number of wild-card picks from four to three. If he had his own way, he’d have none. “If you really look at it, the purist form of Ryder Cup would be no picks, no captain’s picks, 12 players who qualify,” Watson said. “That’s the way I qualified ... you had 12 players and no picks. Maybe that’s the way it should go back to.” If that had been the case at Medinah last year, Europe probably wouldn’t have returned home with the trophy. Ian Poulter — one of two wild-card selections — helped Europe rally from 10-5 down. No wonder Paul McGinley reaffirmed Europe’s commitment to two wild cards as the rival captains chatted at an often-jovial news conference at Gleneagles on Tuesday. They were celebrating the “Year To Go” mark for the 2014 tournament at the Scottish course. Europe is looking to win the biennial competition for the eighth time in the last 10 meetings. McGinley thinks the difference between the teams will be “so slight and so small,” just like in Medinah when Jose Maria Olazabal’s visiting team prevailed 14½-13½. “At the risk of repeating myself, I really see this as, again, boxing parlance, two heavyweights going toe-to-toe, 15 rounds,” McGinley said. “I know we are on home soil, but I know it’s going to be a very formidable package that Tom is going to pose to us, and I know ... that’s what makes it so enthralling.” For the United States to break Europe’s recent stranglehold, Watson needs 14-time major winner Tiger Woods to transfer his winning form on the PGA Tour to the Ryder Cup. The top-ranked player has struggled to produce his best golf in the team competition, winning the Ryder Cup just once — in 1999 — since his debut in 1997. He only won half a point at Medinah and tied Raymond Floyd for most losses in foursomes (8). However, Watson considers Woods pivotal for the team next year. “Tiger has a sense about him and in talking to Davis (Love III), he was very much a leader at Medinah,” Watson said. “We need him to be a leader. There’s not a question about that. “I don’t care who you are, if you don’t look up to Tiger Woods, what he’s accomplished in his career and say, ‘I want to play like Tiger Woods,’ you don’t know what you’re talking about.” Qualifying for the Ryder Cup began a month ago in Europe. American qualifying will start Oct. 10 with the Frys.com Open in San Martin, Calif. Watson will return to the United States where he will look at samples of the team uniform for the Ryder Cup before monitoring player performance at the Presidents Cup in Ohio next month. McGinley will compete in the Dunhill Links Championship at nearby St. Andrews.

     
  • Spellman’s Scorecard: Minor red flag on Trestman Sep 19, 2013 10:34 PM
    Things have gotten off to such a strong start for Bears coach Marc Trestman, but one thing he said this week sent up the red flag. That and much more in Spellman's Scorecard.

     
  • Citation issued for concealed gun at BMW tourney in Lake Forest Sep 17, 2013 5:25 PM
    A Westmont man was charged with attempted obstruction of justice after attempting to bring a concealed weapon to a PGA Golf Championship in Lake Forest Monday. The misdemeanor charge could be increased after the Lake County State's Attorney's Office gets clarificationon on the concealed carry law, part of which was deemed unconstitutional in Illinois.

     
  • Conway Farms good bet to host BMW again Sep 16, 2013 10:20 PM
    After a year's hiatus while the BMW Championship heads to Cherry Hills in Denver, all signs are pointing to the tournament returning to Conway Farms in 2015 after a solid week-long run in Lake Forest .

     
  • Putter betrays Furyk again as Johnson takes BMW Sep 16, 2013 7:54 PM
    Jim Furyk’s problems with the putter cost him yet another tournament as Zach Johnson came from behind on Monday to steal the BMW Championship at Conway Farms in Lake Forest.

     
  • Man arrested at BMW Championship Sep 16, 2013 10:29 PM
    A man was arrested Monday morning at the BMW Championship at Conway Farms Golf Club for attempting to bring in a concealed firearm, Lake Forest police said. The man was stopped by security at the main entrance of the event, which was rained out Sunday and finished Monday instead.

     
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