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  • New book explores Aurora’s long-running prep football rivalry Jul 22, 2014 12:08 PM
    The first definitive history of the oldest football rivalry in Illinois, “Aurora’s East-West Football Rivalry” by Steve Solarz, will be released Aug. 1 as part of an Aurora Historical Society event. Solarz will sign copies of the book from 6 to 9 p.m. at the Pierce Art and History Center, 20 E. Downer Place.

  • Conant’s Smith takes softball stars overseas Jul 22, 2014 6:15 PM
    Cathyann Smith, who piloted the Conant softball team to a Mid-Suburban League and regional championship this spring, is coaching another talented team this summer. Smith was selected by the America’s Team Sports and the American Council for International Studies (ACIS) to coach this summer’s 2014 America’s Team Fast Pitch Softball in Germany.

  • ESPN’s Tirico at the top of his game Jul 22, 2014 5:18 AM
    There have been plenty of top sports TV announcers over the years, but Mike North thinks ESPN’s Mike Tirico just might have a corner on being one of the best ever.

  • The Gleam of Glenview Jul 22, 2014 8:07 AM
    Glenview brothers that top honors at national taekwondo championship

  • Sophie Smithson brings Gold home to Arlington Heights Jul 22, 2014 8:05 AM
    Arlington Heights girl earns gold at national taekwondo championship

  • Mistwood ready for Illinois Women’s Open Jul 22, 2014 7:40 PM
    A sold-out Sunday Pro-Am will kick off the 20th staging of the Illinois Women’s Open at Mistwood in Romeoville. Len Ziehm also provides a look at the upcoming International Crown.

  • Boomers host ‘Human Interaction Night’ July 26 Jul 22, 2014 6:59 PM
    Leave the phone at home (or at least turn it off) for the Schaumburg Boomers’ “Human Interaction Night” at 6 p.m. Saturday, July 26 when the defending Frontier League champions square off against the Traverse City Beach Bums.

  • Prospect earns state semifinal berth Jul 22, 2014 7:37 PM
    Prospect is proving to be a tough out in the Lawler Summer Classic. The Knights got a measure of vengeance against the team that dealt them a first-round loss in the double elimination tournament by beating St. Laurence 4-2 Tuesday afternoon at Benedictine University in Lisle. The win puts the Knights (26-6-1) into the state semifinals of the tourney run by the Illinois High School Baseball Coaches Association.

  • Who knew Maddux would be such a freak? Jul 22, 2014 8:30 PM
    Sunday encapsulates the Cubs' 106 years of futility when Greg Maddux joins Lou Brock in baseball's Hall of Fame. Maddux is a physical freak and this franchise always bets on the wrong freak.

  • Maddux admits he’s nervous for HOF weekend Jul 22, 2014 8:29 PM
    I’ve never known Greg Maddux to be nervous about anything, but he admitted Tuesday that he’s nervous because he’s about to do something he’s never done before.

  • Harrelson a big part of Thomas, La Russa’s careers Jul 22, 2014 10:37 PM
    With Frank Thomas and Tony La Russa being inducted into the Hall of Fame this weekend, there will definitely be a strong White Sox presence in Cooperstown. Sox chairman Jerry Reinsdorf and broadcaster Ken "Hawk" Harrelson will both be there to enjoy it.

  • Bullington grabs 1-stroke lead after 67 Jul 22, 2014 8:31 PM
    Another University of Iowa golfer is showing the way in the Illinois Open heading into the final round.

  • Cubs cut ties with Barney, then take it to Padres Jul 22, 2014 10:50 PM
    The Cubs made another break with their recent past Tuesday, when they designated second baseman Darwin Barney for assignment. They also committed to their future by affirming that Arismendy Alcantara would see a lot of playing time, both at second base and in center field.

  • Cubs say Barney, Baez moves not connected Jul 22, 2014 10:50 PM
    The move of minor-league prospect Javier Baez from shortstop to second base and Tuesday's cutting of Darwin Barney from the big-league roster are not connected, said Cubs general manager Jed Hoyer. The GM said the organization wants all of their young players to become more versatile.

  • Rizzo hits 2 homers as Cubs beat Padres 6-0 Jul 22, 2014 10:10 PM
    Anthony Rizzo hit two home runs and Kyle Hendricks pitched seven innings in his return from the minor leagues on Tuesday night, leading the Chicago Cubs to a 6-0 victory over the San Diego Padres that snapped their five-game losing streak. Rizzo staked Hendricks to a 2-0 lead in the third inning with a solo homer.

  • Ackerman solid in Boomers’ victory Jul 23, 2014 12:02 AM
    The 2013 Frontier League Champion Schaumburg Boomers opened a road series at Florence with a 5-1 win on Tuesday night. Hunter Ackerman bounced back in a big way, working 7 shutout innings. Ackerman did not allow a hit until the fourth inning and finished with 5 strikeouts. Jordan Dean handed Schaumburg a 1-0 lead with a sacrifice fly in the second to score Tyler Sciacca, who finished with 2 hits in the contest. Joe De Pinto drilled a 2-run homer in the seventh to extend the lead, his first with the team. De Pinto tallied 3 hits as the Boomers collected 11.

  • Bulls sign backup point guard Brooks Jul 22, 2014 4:57 PM
    Aaron Brooks is the next point guard looking to revive his career under Bulls head coach Tom Thibodeau. Brooks officially signed with the Bulls on Tuesday for a one-year deal likely worth $1.15 million.

  • Fowles helps Sky edge Fever 60-57 Jul 22, 2014 10:28 PM
    Sylvia Fowles had 21 points, 10 rebounds and four blocked shots to help the Chicago Sky beat the Indiana Fever 60-57 on Tuesday night, snapping a six-game losing streak. Epiphanny Prince added 13 points for the Sky, who had lost 13 of 16.

  • Struggling Sky gets much-needed win Jul 22, 2014 11:20 PM
    The Chicago Sky wants to put an end to what has been a painful and frustrating season thus far. Tuesday's 60-57 win over arch-rival Indiana is a good start.

  • White Sox struggle and fall 7-1 to Royals Jul 23, 2014 12:17 AM
    Adam Dunn went 2 for 4 with a solo homer for the White Sox, but the Southsiders still lost to Kansas City 7-1 Tuesday night at U.S. Cellular Field.

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