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  • Kane County Cougars fans will get to see former Indiana catcher Kyle Schwarber, right, when he joins their team this week. Schwarber was promoted from Class A Boise by the Cubs.

    Cubs promote top picks Bryant, Schwarber Jun 18, 2014 12:00 AM
    After missing out on Kris Bryant last year, fans of the Kane County Cougars will get to see Kyle Schwarber this season. The Cubs announced Tuesday that Schwarber, their first-round draft choice this season out of Indiana University, has been promoted from short-season Class A Boise to the Class A Cougars of the Midwest League.

  • Hughes hopes to be voice of Cubs for a long timeJun 4, 2014 12:00 AM
    One of the most frequently asked questions about the Cubs' impending new radio deal is whether play-by-play man Pat Hughes and analyst Ron Coomer would go along from WGN to WBBM. The answer is yes, and Hughes said Tuesday he embraces the change.

  • The Cubs pick fourth in Thursday evening’s amateur draft, and general manager Jed Hoyer has seemed perfectly sincere this week when he has said that pick is a mystery, even to him.

    Hoyer: Cubs still working on their draft boardJun 4, 2014 12:00 AM
    The Cubs have the fourth overall pick in Thursday's amateur draft. With no clear-cut favorites to go 1-3, general manager Jed Hoyer said the Cubs have narrowed their focus to about a half-dozen candidates and that debate has been going on internally about whom to pick.

  • Fans of the San Jose Earthquakes beginning Sunday can pay for tickets, merchandise and concessions with Bitcoin, making the Major League Soccer team the first professional sports franchise to accept the virtual currency inside its stadium.

    Bitcoin now accepted by soccer’s Earthquakes in pro sports firstMay 24, 2014 12:00 AM
    Fans of the San Jose Earthquakes beginning Sunday can pay for tickets, merchandise and concessions with Bitcoin, making the Major League Soccer team the first professional sports franchise to accept the virtual currency inside its stadium.

  • U.S. forward Patrick Kane pins Slovenia forward Ziga Jeglic against the boards during the 2014 Winter Olympics men’s ice hockey game at Shayba Arena Sunday.

    U.S. routs Slovenia, earns quarterfinal slotFeb 16, 2014 12:00 AM
    Phil Kessel scored two of his three goals in the opening 4:33 and became the first U.S. player with an Olympic hat trick in more than a decade, leading the Americans to a 5-1 win over Slovenia on Sunday. The U.S. (3-0) earned an automatic spot in the quarterfinals.

  • Mike North video: Northwestern playing scaredNov 20, 2013 12:00 AM
    Northwestern coach Pat Fitzgerald is coaching not to lose. The Wildcats need to play more aggressively, and change their attitude and tactics if they want to succeed.

  •  Oklahomaís Trey Millard (33) celebrates after defeating Notre Dame 35-21 Saturday.

    Putrid start dooms Irish in loss to Oklahoma Sep 28, 2013 12:00 AM
    Blake Bell threw a 54-yard touchdown pass to Sterling Shepard in the fourth quarter and No. 14 Oklahoma jumped to a two-touchdown lead in the opening 3 minutes and beat No. 22 Notre Dame 35-21 on Saturday.

  •  Cubs manager Dale Sveum is looking for his team to compete at a higher level this season.

    Sveumís steady hand guides way for Cubs Feb 11, 2013 12:00 AM
    Dale Sveum is entering his second year as manager of the Cubs. Sveum steadily guided the Cubs through a disastrous 61-101 last year, but it's easy to see why team president Theo Epstein and GM Jed Hoyer hired him: He speaks their language.

  • The scoop on concussions Sep 13, 2012 12:00 AM
    An athlete may consult a doctor about a concussion. A couple pain pills might help remedy the headaches. Treatment, though, starts at home. "The most important treatment is rest," said Dr. Mohammad Sajed, Medical Director of Neurocritical Care at the Edward Neurosciences Institute. "Rest as much as possible."

  •  A sign in support of former Penn State head football coach Joe Paterno hangs from an apartment balcony in downtown State College, Pa., Thursday, July 12, 2012. After an eight-month inquiry, former FBI director Louis Freehís firm produced a 267-page report that concluded that Paterno and other top Penn State officials hushed up child sex abuse allegations against former Penn State assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky for more than a decade for fear of bad publicity, allowing Sandusky to prey on other youngsters.

    Paterno legacy tarnished, but fans remain loyal Jul 13, 2012 12:00 AM
    A blistering report that claims Joe Paterno and other top Penn State officials concealed what they knew about Jerry Sandusky's sexual abuse of children may prove to be an indelible stain on the beloved coach's 61-year tenure at the school where he preached "success with honor." Paterno's supporters are legion, though, and some insist the late coach got a raw deal from former FBI Director Louis Freeh.

  • Groundbreaking to replace the natural grass at Vernon Hills High School's Rust-Oleum Field is scheduled for May 28.

    Vernon HIlls High turf replacement on track with village donation May 3, 2012 12:00 AM
    Replacing the natural grass surface at Vernon Hills High School's Rust-Oleum football field is a go, with a village contribution of $100,000 representing the final piece of a long fundraising effort. The village will allow the discarded turf and topsoil to be deposited on its property nearby, saving the Libertyville-Vernon Hills Area High School District 128 another $38,000. "This was fantastic news for us," Vernon Hills High Athletic Director Brian McDonald said.

  • Schaumburg Boomers offer coaches clinic Feb 26, 2012 12:00 AM
    The Schaumburg Boomers will hold their first free coaches clinic from 9 to 11 a.m. Saturday, April 28 at Boomers Stadium, 1999 Springinsguth Road in Schaumburg. The clinic will feature professional instruction intended for coaches of youth baseball and softball teams to learn tips, tricks and techniques to help improve coaching skills.

  •  Bears head coach Lovie Smith was in the middle of much of the news last week, a busy one indeed for Chicag sports.

    Oh, what a sports week it was Jan 7, 2012 12:00 AM
    Some random observations -- from A to Big Z with more Cubs, the Bears, DePaul and others in between -- following a wild week in Chicago sports.

  • Northern Ireland's Darren Clarke plays a shot on the 6th fairway during the final day of the British Open Golf Championship at Royal St George's golf course Sandwich, England, Sunday.

    Clarke wins British Open for 1st major titleJul 17, 2011 12:00 AM
    Darren Clarke has won his first major title at the British Open. The 42-year-old from Northern Ireland shot an even-par 70 Sunday that gave him a three-stroke victory over Americans Dustin Johnson and Phil Mickelson.

  • Edwin Jackson threw his third career shutout Saturday, allowing nine hits in the win.

    Jackson, White Sox shut down Tigers 5-0Jul 16, 2011 12:00 AM
    Edwin Jackson pitched his first complete game since his no-hitter last year, and Juan Pierre added four hits to lead the Chicago White Sox to a 5-0 win over the Detroit Tigers on Saturday. Jackson (6-7) allowed nine hits in his third career shutout.

  • Novak Djokovic celebrates Friday after defeating France's Jo-Wilfried Tsonga in their men's semifinal at the All England Lawn Tennis Championships at Wimbledon.

    Djokovic, Nadal make Wimbledon finalJul 1, 2011 12:00 AM
    Novak Djokovic secured the No. 1 ranking by reaching the Wimbledon final on Friday, and he will get a chance to beat the man he is replacing — defending champion Rafael Nadal.

  • June 17, 1997.

    Images: Crosstown Classic coverage 1997-2010Jun 21, 2011 12:00 AM
    Images of our Sports front of games between the Chicago White Sox and Cubs. The series officially began in 1997 and the names of the games have changed over the years (the Red Line Series, the City Series, Crosstown Series, Crosstown Cup, Crosstown Showdown, BP Crosstown Cup, the Windy City Showdown). Here are our Sports fronts from those games.

  • Peoria Chiefs hold LeBron James 'ring' giveawayJun 17, 2011 12:00 AM
    Even the Peoria Chiefs are poking fun at LeBron James. The Chicago Cubs' Class A affiliate in Illinois held a LeBron James NBA Championship Replica Ring Giveaway at Thursday night's game. The replica rings, like a Miami Heat championship, don't exist.

  • Big Ten Network changes nameMay 31, 2011 12:00 AM
    The Big Ten Network is changing its name to BTN.

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