Paul Sullivan: End of the Cubs' 'Big 3' is just another in a line of bad breakups in Chicago sports history

CHICAGO — “There were a lot of bad endings in Chicago,” former White Sox manager Ozzie Guillén once said. “I don’t know why.”. Players and managers come and go. The only constant is the turmoil surrounding their departures as we’re seeing once again with Anthony Rizzo’s biting comments about the Cubs to WMVP-AM 1000 following his trade to the New York Yankees.
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Palos Heights,

Palos Heights native Murphy earns 3 medals in Tokyo, stirs controversy claiming he's unsure competition was '100 percent clean'

A Palos Heights native has medaled in three events at the Tokyo Olympics, adding to his already impressive athletic resume. U.S. swimmer Ryan Murphy won a gold medal in the 4x100 medley relay, a silver in the 200-meter backstroke and a bronze in the 100-meter backstroke, accomplishing feats he always imagined as a child, according to NBC Bay Area.
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Tired of athletes who use their celebrity for narrow political agendas

I am really tired of privileged athletes who use their celebrity as a platform to promote divisiveness, especially when they fuel the flames of racism. Raven Saunders crossing her arms in protest supposedly to support “the oppressed” is truly unprofessional and selfish. It was one thing when two African American...

Chikerotis: Slow the Game Down and Play Big

At the FDIC International 2021 Opening Ceremony Day 1, Deputy District Chief (Ret.) Steve Chikerotis from the Chicago (IL) Fire Department spoke to a standing-room-only crowd in Indianapolis on “Slow the Game Down and Play Big”:. “Today’s talk is about three things: enhancing the health, success, and happiness of the...

Gov. Pritzker issues mask mandate for indoor youth sports

CHICAGO, Ill. (WCIA) — Illinois Governor J.B. Pritzker issued a mask mandate for all youth indoor sports on Wednesday, requiring face coverings for all inside recreation. That includes high school volleyball and girls’ swimming and diving, the only two fall IHSA indoor sports. “Face coverings will be required for all...

Wednesday Morning Sports Update-08/04/2021

MLB – Major League Baseball. Tigers 4, Red Sox 2 – Miguel Cabrera’s 498th homer helps Tigers top Red Sox 4-2 Miguel Cabrera hit his 498th home run and the Detroit Tigers beat the Boston Red Sox 4-2. Cabrera added a single, giving him 2,944 career hits and moving him one ahead of Frank Robinson for 36th place all-time. The Red Sox have lost a season-high five straight games, including an 0-4 start to a 10-game road trip. Tigers starter Wily Peralta allowed two runs on six hits in 4 2/3 innings, and five relievers combined to shut out the Red Sox in the final 4 1/3 innings. Gregory Soto pitched the ninth for his 12th save in 13 chances.

Four things from the Washington Spirit stumbling against the Chicago Red Stars

The Washington Spirit will be glad to be done with their season series against the Chicago Red Stars, as they fell 3-1 on the weekend. Some of the issues were unfortunately familiar: the Spirit conceded on another corner, and were once again on the wrong end of a colossally bad call by a referee. There was also a team-wide poor start that likely drew some alarm in the locker room, as Washington really struggled to make any impact on the game before halftime and had a mountain to climb in the second half.

Svoboda’s gem powers Canaries past RailCats

GARY, Ind. (Canaries) – Blake Svoboda earned his first professional win and the Sioux Falls Canaries evened the series at US Steel Yard with a 7-3 win over the Gary SouthShore RailCats Tuesday night. Six Birds bats registered two-hit evenings. Svoboda (1-1) was brilliant on the mound as the starter....
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Zach Ziemek of Itasca is in medal contention after the 1st day of the decathlon at the Tokyo Olympics — and his best event is still to come

Setting personal-best marks in two of five events Wednesday, Zach Ziemek of Itasca sat in seventh place after the first day of the men’s decathlon. Damian Warner of Canada was first with 4,722 points, followed by Australia’s Ashley Moloney with 4,641. Canadian Pierce LePage was in third with 4,529, just 207 points ahead of Ziemek at 4,322. Ziemek’s American teammates Stephen Bastien and ...
Evergreen Park,

Fall Soccer, A Trip To Joliet and a Typewriter Renaissance

Village of Evergreen Park issued the following announcement on Aug. 2. The Evergreen Park Recreation Department Youth Soccer Program is a recreational league which allows us to help develop and promote youth soccer at a recreational level while preparing our players for their next level of the game. League is open to ages 4-14. Give the Recreation Department a call at (708) 229-3373, or email DEADLINE is Saturday.
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Chicago Family Bike Fest and Kidical Mass celebrate youth cycling, new protected lanes

Last weekend there were awesome bike rides and festivals for youth on both the South and North sides. Later this week Streetsblog Chicago will have a writeup of Saturday’s 6th Annual Legacy Bike Ride and Wellness Pop-up hosted by the Riverdale-based cycling and wellness group We Keep You Rollin’. And Rebecca Resman from Chicago Family Biking provided the following report on Saturday’s Chicago Family Bike Fest and Sunday’s Roscoe Village Kidical Mass bike ride, which celebrated new concrete protection on North Center’s Campbell Avenue bike lanes. – John Greenfield, co-editor.