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Bandits swept in title bid

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Bandits swept in title bid

Bandits swept in title bid Despite success, pro softball ignored in Chicago By Steve Metsch Sitting in the stands at the Parkway Bank Sports Complex in Rosemont on Saturday evening, I caught myself wondering a few things as I watched the Chicago Bandits play the USSSA Pride in a do-or-die game. One, why wasn’t it…

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Whatsa matta, Yu?

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Whatsa matta, Yu?

Whatsa matta, Yu? Cubs’ big free agent struggling, needs help By Steve Metsch The big question in Chicago baseball this season isn’t if the White Sox will lose 100 games, which looks like a safe bet. It’s “whatsa matta, Yu?” As in, what’s the matter with the Cubs’ free agent darling, starting pitcher Yu Darvish….

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Wolves start Thursday, lose Friday

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Wolves start Thursday, lose Friday

Wolves start Thursday, lose Friday Season ends after longest game in franchise history  By Steve Metsch In case you missed it, the Wolves season came to a sudden conclusion at 12:08 a.m. Friday. That’s when Rockford’s  Victor Ejdsell scored on a blast from the right circle, the puck beating goalie Max Lagace, finding the back…

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The only show in town

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The only show in town

The only show in town   Wolves face do-or-die game tonight vs. Rockford   By Steve Metsch   I’m not sure what’s on your agenda tonight, but if you have nothing planned, I highly suggest heading out to Rosemont.   There at the refurbished and very fan-friendly Allstate Arena, you can watch the only pro…

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Village of Bridgeview Announces SeatGeek Stadium

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Village of Bridgeview Announces SeatGeek Stadium

Village of Bridgeview Announces SeatGeek Stadium SeatGeek to take over naming rights for Toyota Park upon completion of 2018 Chicago Fire season BRIDGEVIEW, IL and NEW YORK, NY (April 19, 2018) — SeatGeek and the Village of Bridgeview today announced a partnership for the naming rights to SeatGeek Stadium, the venue currently known as Toyota…

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Super Bowl was fun, but could have been better

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Super Bowl was fun, but could have been better

Super Bowl was fun, but could have been better I’ve been watching Super Bowl games since the very first one and I’d like to say they haven’t changed, but they have. The half-time show has become a major attraction but the music just isn’t up to par for the audience. And worse is the growing…

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Super Bowl rejects AMVETs Ad urging players to stand during anthem

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Super Bowl rejects AMVETs Ad urging players to stand during anthem

Super Bowl rejects AMVETs Ad urging players to stand during anthem AMVETS follows up rejected #PleaseStand ad with PSA the NFL doesn’t want you to see. AMVETS (American Veterans) is a non-partisan, volunteer-led organization formed by World War II veterans of the United States military. It advocates for its members as well as for causes…

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Less booze at SoxFest 2018 than at CubsFest

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Less booze at SoxFest 2018 than at CubsFest

Less booze at SoxFest 2018 than at CubsFest We skipped the CubsFest this year because the Cubs went from Lovable Losers to difficult to speak with World Series ego maniacs. I hope they keep winning, cuz maybe they’ll start to get back to their lovable selves one day. In the meantime, we decided to go…

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$400,000 to remove a football field?

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$400,000 to remove a football field?

$400,000 to remove a football field? Old turf at Argo High needs replacing, board says  By Steve Metsch It may cost Argo Community High School $400,000 just to remove the current turf on the football field, and that doesn’t include the cost of a new field. Officials said Dec. 11 that the current field, which…

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Sports: Lincoln-Way East Captures 2017 State Football Title

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Sports: Lincoln-Way East Captures 2017 State Football Title

Griffins defeated Loyola in Class 8A Title Championship By Steve Neuhaus @stephenneuhaus November 26, 2017 Kudos to the Griffins at Lincoln-Way East High School in Frankfort on their championship win yesterday against Loyola (Wilmette) and also ending the season with a 14-0 record. The 23-14 win wasn’t easy for Lincoln-Way as both schools had a…

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2-25 does not add up

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2-25 does not add up

2-25 does not add up Argo football coach resigns after three dismal seasons By Steve Metsch Todd Evans, the head coach of Argo Community High School’s varsity football team the past three seasons, will not be on the sidelines for the 2018 season. Evans, a teacher at the school, has resigned. The resignation was a…

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Will wonders never cease?

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Will wonders never cease?

Will wonders never cease? Bears favored over Packers for the first time since 2008 By Steve Metsch Yes, folks, you read that correctly. The Bears, as of this morning, are 3-point favorites over the Green Bay Packers on Sunday. That’s the first time since December 2008. The Bears were giving four points that Monday night…

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