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  • Boomers rally for 4-3 win Aug 10, 2014 12:27 AM
    The Schaumburg Boomers scored twice in the eighth inning to rally past the visiting Rockford Aviators 4-3 on Saturday night.

  • Images: Bears vs. Eagles preseason Aug 8, 2014 11:01 PM
    Images of the Chicago Bears' 34-28 victory over the Philadelphia Eagles in preseason football at Soldier Field in Chicago Friday night.

  • For Bears and Eagles, expectations remain high Aug 8, 2014 6:19 AM
    With the National Football League preseason underway, Mike North believes the NFC North division offers some big challenges for the Chicago Bears. He also shares his views on the Cleveland Cavaliers and wants to see baseball increase scoring by getting rid of the defensive shift.

  • Spellman’s Scorecard: What’s not to like about Trestman? Aug 8, 2014 5:30 AM
    It's hard not to be a fan of Bears coach Marc Trestman. Unless of course he fails to take them to the promised land.

  • Barrington bows out of Legion regional tournament Aug 8, 2014 3:33 PM
    Barrington’s boys of summer saw their season come to an end on Friday at Sycamore Stadium in Terre Haute, Ind. The Illinois state champion American Legion baseball team suffered its second straight loss in Great Lakes regional play Friday morning, falling to Newburgh, Ind., 6-4.

  • Cougars win thriller Aug 8, 2014 11:52 PM
    A marquee matchup in the Midwest League’s Western Division did not disappoint, as the Kane County Cougars won a 6-5 thriller over the Cedar Rapids Kernels. The Cougars (28-19, 73-44) won their first 1-run game in the last six tries with the victory over the Kernels (27-20, 58-59).

  • Expect feisty Hammon to prove naysayers wrong Aug 8, 2014 7:17 PM
    The blowback directed at Becky Hammon is tired and cliche. And unfair. Of course a woman can coach men. Also news of the Chicago Sky, Chicago Bandits and the Chicago Red Stars.

  • LeBron James welcomed home by Akron Aug 8, 2014 5:32 PM
    For a chance to see LeBron James, Rodneka Price drove seven hours and stood in line for another six. “I might cry when I see him,” she said. James is being welcomed back Friday night by the city where he first bounced a basketball. The NBA superstar is being celebrated with an event expected to draw more than 25,000 people to InfoCision Stadium. James grew up in Akron and has maintained a strong connection with his hometown.

  • Verdict in Pistorius trial scheduled for Sept. 11 Aug 8, 2014 9:27 AM
    The judge in the murder trial of Oscar Pistorius said Friday that she will give a verdict on Sept. 11, ending a televised trial that stretched for five months and transfixed South Africans and others around the world.

  • District 118 rejects stadium seating plan Aug 8, 2014 4:55 PM
    A proposal to sell reserved seats at the Wauconda High School athletic stadium met with opposition Thursday and won’t move forward, officials said.

  • Sox drop fourth straight, fall to Mariners 4-1 Aug 9, 2014 12:19 AM
    Mike Zunino hit a three-run homer, Hisashi Iwakuma pitched seven innings and the Seattle Mariners beat the White Sox 4-1 on Friday night for their fourth straight victory. Zunino moved into a tie for the major league lead in home runs by a catcher with his 18th of the season. Zunino’s opposite-field drive to right off Jose Quintana in the fifth gave Seattle a 3-1 lead and came after Chicago third baseman Conor Gillaspie dropped a popup from Logan Morrison. Kendrys Morales added a sacrifice fly later in the inning.

  • Woods’ woes only get worse Aug 8, 2014 8:26 PM
    The 96th PGA Championship is only at the midway point, but its two weekend rounds will be lacking something. Tiger Woods won’t be around when the pursuit of front-running Rory McIlroy resumes on Saturday. Woods missed the cut after shooting his second straight 74 in Friday’s second round at Valhalla, and that could well mean the end to a dismal, injury-filled season for golf’s long-time No. 1 star. He still has a long way to go to recover from the back problems that bothered him all season and required surgery March 31. His 6-over-par 146 total at Valhalla was 5 strokes above the cut line to play the final 36 holes of the last major championship of 2014.

  • Cubs’ Javier Baez has Wrigley Field crowd buzzing Aug 8, 2014 7:55 PM
    There definitely was a fresh buzz around the ballpark early Friday as Cubs fans eagerly anticipated the Wrigley Field debut of second baseman Javier Baez. In the three games at Colorado this week, Baez hit 3 home runs, including 2 Thursday. In Friday's 4-3, 10-inning loss to the Rays, he singled once and struck out four times.

  • Boomers avoid sweep Aug 8, 2014 11:52 PM
    The Schaumburg Boomers avoided a home sweep at the hands of the Washington Wild Things with a 5-4 win Friday night.

  • Kristufek’s Arlington selections for Aug. 9 Aug 8, 2014 7:00 PM
    Joe Kristufek's selections for Aug. 9 racing at Arlington International.

  • Judge rules against NCAA in O'Bannon case Aug 8, 2014 7:03 PM
    A federal judge has ruled that the NCAA can't stop college football and basketball players from selling the rights to their names and likenesses, opening the way to athletes getting payouts once their college careers are over. In a landmark decision issued Friday, U.S. District Judge Claudia Wilken ruled in favor of former UCLA basketball star Ed O'Bannon and 19 others in a lawsuit that challenged the NCAA's regulation of college athletics on antitrust grounds.

  • Cubs hoping to find value in new pitcher Turner Aug 8, 2014 8:07 PM
    The Cubs made a trade Friday, obtaining right-handed pitcher Jacob Turner from the Miami Marlins for two minor-league pitchers. Turner will be added to the 25-man roster when he arrives at Wrigley Field. Turner is a former first-round draft pick of the Detriot Tigers.

  • For openers, QB corps quite impressive Aug 9, 2014 12:27 AM
    All the Bears' quarterbacks looked good in the preseason-opening shootout with the Eagles Friday night at Soldier Field.

  • Ola knows it’s put up or shut up Aug 9, 2014 12:23 AM
    Coach Marc Trestman did not divulge whether suspended tight end Martellus Bennett would be back with the team on Sunday when they return to training camp practices at Olivet Nazarene University because he said that decision has not been made yet.

  • Mike North video: Finally! Preseason football! Aug 7, 2014 11:14 AM
    Mike North is happy preseason football kicks off tonight and can’t wait for the Chicago Bears game tomorrow.

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