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One Summer in Back of the Yards

  BYNC launched Hoops in the Hood on Saturday, July 8th with a registration event at the Back of the Yards College Preparatory. Former Chicago Bulls player, Dave Corzine gave tips and pointers to the young players. The DePaul basketball crew, LISC Local Initiatives Support Corporation, and the 9th District Police were there in support of […]

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National Little League champs receive warm welcome home

Elated fans from across the region came out in droves to celebrate the national champions who have inspired an entire city. The dedication, comradery and sportsmanship of 13 young men captivated spectators as the Little League World Series national champs traversed the city during the parade and celebration Wednesday, Aug. 27. Mayor Rahm Emanuel announced the parade route and celebration details shortly […]

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Frank Thomas, Greg Maddux inducted to Baseball Hall of Fame

On Sunday July 27, two of Chicago’s greatest baseball players in the 20th Century – Frank Thomas and Greg Maddux – were inducted into the Major League Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, New York. Also inducted into the Hall of Fame were managers Bobby Cox, Joe Torre and Tony LaRussa along with pitcher Tom […]

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Bears start training camp

The Chicago Bears started their quest for the 2015 Super Bowl by opening training camp at Olivet Nazarene University in Bourbonnais, Illinois. This year’s camp is the second for head coach Marc Trestman and his staff. Their goal is to improve from their 8-8 record in 2013-14 and make the NFL playoffs which the Bears […]

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Chicago sends players to MLB All-Star game

Even though both of Chicago’s baseball teams started out with poor performances through the first half of the season, both teams were still able to send a few players to the All Star Game. The White Sox were able to send out lefty Chris Sale, shortstop Alexi Ramirez, and arguably the American League’s top contender […]

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Kane and Toews sign 8-year contracts

After falling short in the Western Conference Finals against the Kings, the Blackhawks had to look beyond their loss and look into the future of the organization. Even though the off-season has been going on for about a month now, there is no better way to spend that time off than by re-signing two of […]

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James heads to Cleveland, Boozer leaves the Bulls

It seems that the fuss behind the NBA free agency will be calming down as two of the biggest free agents have decided where to play next season. After not being able to bring back another NBA title to Miami, LeBron James has decided to come home to his roots where he will be playing […]

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Argentina Defeats the Netherlands on Penalty Kicks

In a tough defensive battle, Argentina held on to win its semifinal game against the Netherlands on penalty kicks 4-2. Now Argentina has earned the right to face powerhouse Germany in the World Cup Final game on Sunday July 14. And Lionel Messi has the chance to cement his legacy next to Diego Maradona as […]

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Seventh heaven; Germany crushes Brazil 7-1

Didn’t see that coming, did you? Neither did the Brazilian side which was destroyed by Germany on Tuesday June 8 in the World Cup semifinal. Stunned Brazilian fans wept openly at the historic loss by their beloved team. How historic? It was the largest margin of victory in World Cup semifinal history. No World Cup […]

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World Cup Predictions-The Quarter Finals

In my previous World Cup article, I predicted the outcomes for the remainder of the games. So, how am I doing? Saturday’s Games Brazil vs. Colombia. Prediction Colombia – Correct! I predicted a Brazilian victory and was not disappointed. The home team withstood a furious challenge from the Colombians, but won the game on a […]