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  • Sale sharp again for Sox, but bullpen falters Aug 13, 2014 12:50 AM
    White Sox ace Chris Sale didn't get the win against the Giants Tuesday night, but the left-hander was back on his game in a 3-2 victory over San Francisco in 10 innings.

  • Boomers roll to 12-5 win Aug 12, 2014 10:37 PM
    The Schaumburg Boomers scored early and often Tuesday night in a 12-5 victory over the visiting Evansville Otters.

  • Cubs continue to stress the fundamentals Aug 12, 2014 9:48 PM
    The Cubs came out several hours ahead of Tuesday night's game against the Brewers to work on some early fielding. Manager Rick Renteria said he's generally pleased with the team's fundamental play this season.

  • Shaquille O’Neal visits Woodfield Sears Wednesday Aug 12, 2014 4:37 PM
    Shaquille O’Neal, four-time NBA champion and co-host of TNT’s “Inside the NBA,” will be at the Woodfield Mall’s Sears store from 2 to 3 p.m., Wednesday, Aug. 13, to sign autographs and take pictures with fans.

  • Cubs’ Hendricks gets it; he really gets it Aug 12, 2014 11:21 PM
    Rookie pitcher Kyle Hendricks is using a tried and true method and is enjoying early success with the Cubs. He's getting the ball and throwing it. He made quick work of the Milwaukee Brewers Tuesday night, working into the eighth inning of a 3-1 victory.

  • Cougars rally for 4-3 walk-off win Aug 12, 2014 10:39 PM
    It’s hard to top a 15-inning contest as far as memorable games, but somehow the Cougars did. Just two days after a marathon in Cedar Rapids, the Cougars (30-20, 75-45) took advantage of a handful of Quad Cities mistakes Tuesday night to walk off with a 4-3 victory over the River Bandits (25-25, 60-59) at Fifth Third Bank Ballpark.

  • Fire fired up for U.S. Open Cup semifinal Aug 12, 2014 6:58 PM
    Even if it is the underdog, the Chicago Fire isn’t going to give up on its best hope for a championship this season.

  • NIU’s Jeray fighting to keep her LPGA card Aug 12, 2014 1:15 PM
    Nicole Jeray, Chicago’s only LPGA Tour player, needs one big tournament to give her career a boost. Len Ziehm has more in this week's golf column, which includes an update on a big week for Carlos Sainz Jr. on the Tour.

  • Best home stretch ever for trainer Catalano Aug 12, 2014 9:13 PM
    Late Tuesday morning, Wayne Catalano gingerly walked out of the rehabilitation center at St. Alexius Medical Center in Hoffman Estates and headed home. Pretty amazing stuff considering that just three weeks earlier the 11-time training champion at Arlington Park was admitted to the hospital suffering from H1N1 influenza and pneumonia.

  • Clausen to follow Cutler against Jaguars Aug 12, 2014 9:12 PM
    Jimmy Clausen will follow Jay Cutler at quarterback in Thursday night's second preseason game, switching spots in the QB rotation with Jordan Palmer, who will play third. Clausen and Palmer are still competing for the No. 2 job.

  • Bears’ Miller happy to find he still belongs Aug 12, 2014 9:09 PM
    Bears tight end Zach Miller’s 2-touchdown performance in Friday’s preseason opener confirmed to a lot of people, including himself, that he still has what it takes to play in the NFL. “It’s been awhile,” said Miller who didn’t play at all last season, spent 2012 on injured reserve and missed the last 12 games in 2011.

  • Stewart could still face criminal charges in Ward crash Aug 12, 2014 5:49 PM
    Tony Stewart could still face criminal charges for running down Kevin Ward Jr. with his sprint car, even if the three-time NASCAR champion didn’t mean to kill Ward, hurt him or even scare him. Ontario County Sheriff Philip Povero, who announced on Tuesday that the investigation is continuing, has said that his initial findings have turned up nothing that would indicate criminal intent in the crash at the Canandaigua Motorsports Park.

  • Steve Ballmer becomes owner of LA Clippers Aug 12, 2014 5:28 PM
    The Clippers moved on from months of ugliness Tuesday, with Steve Ballmer officially becoming the team’s new owner in a record $2 billion sale that ousted Donald Sterling as the NBA’s longest-tenured owner. Sterling bought the team in 1981 for $12 million and presided over decades of losing seasons before engaging in a fierce legal battle with his estranged wife to hold on to his most prized asset.

  • Hinsdale country club seeks DuPage’s OK for skeet shooting Aug 11, 2014 4:27 PM
    Ruth Lake Country Club, a private golf club near Hinsdale, is asking for permission to offer skeet shooting for its members during the wintertime. Some expect residents to complain. “I would imagine the biggest issues that will come up — apart from shooting guns on the golf course — are going to be what the hours are going to be, what the decibel levels are going to be and what the lighting situation is going to be,” said Paul Hoss, DuPage County’s zoning coordinator.

  • Images: Football First Day, Lake County and Northwest Aug 11, 2014 10:41 PM
    Images of the first day of high school football practice in Lake County and the Northwest suburbs.

  • Gallardo pitches Brewers past Cubs 3-1 Aug 11, 2014 10:24 PM
    Yovani Gallardo pitched seven sparkling innings and Khris Davis had a tiebreaking RBI double, leading the Milwaukee Brewers to a 3-1 victory over the Chicago Cubs on Monday night.

  • Snider hits 2 homers, Pirates top Tigers 11-6 Aug 12, 2014 12:03 AM
    Travis Snider hit two home runs, and Starling Marte drove in three runs as the Pittsburgh Pirates coasted to a 11-6 win against the Detroit Tigers on Monday night.

  • Davis HR sparks Orioles in 11-3 win over Yankees Aug 12, 2014 12:04 AM
    The satisfaction the Baltimore Orioles derived from beating the New York Yankees 11-3 Monday was dampened by the possibility that third baseman Manny Machado could be headed toward the disabled list with a sprained right knee.

  • Royals win 8th in row, top A’s, take Central lead Aug 12, 2014 12:01 AM
    The Kansas City Royals won their eighth straight game and took over the AL Central lead Monday night when Yordano Ventura outdueled Sonny Gray during a 3-2 win over Oakland Athletics.

  • Mauer leads Twins to 4-2 win over Astros Aug 12, 2014 12:01 AM
    Joe Mauer had two hits in his return from the disabled list, including a go-ahead RBI single in the ninth inning, to help the Minnesota Twins to a 4-2 win over the Houston Astros on Monday night.

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