American Ethanol E15 225 Kicks off the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Weekend at Chicagoland Speedway, Sept. 18-20

Joliet, Ill. – July 21, 2015 – Chicagoland Speedway today announced American Ethanol E15, through the support of Growth Energy and the Illinois Corn Marketing Board, as the event title sponsor of its NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race. The American Ethanol E15 225 will take to the track on Friday, Sept. 18 as part of the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup weekend....

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BROOKLYN, Mich. (June 3, 2015) – The United States Army Chorus Quartet will sing the national anthem prior to the Quicken Loans 400 at Michigan International Speedway. The Quicken Loans 400 is scheduled for 1 p.m. on Sunday, June 14. Pre-race and driver introductions will begin at noon...

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Chicago, Ill. June 2, 2015 – SportsLock, the first of its kind Fantasy Sports Brackets experience, announced today it has closed a $5 million Series A funding round led by Wicklow Capital. Funds will accelerate SportsLock’s growth and positioning as the best place for friends to take action on sports...

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MIAMI – The Chicago Cubs today recalled outfielder Matt Szczur from Triple-A Iowa and optioned infielder/outfielder Mike Baxter to Triple-A. Szczur will be available for the Cubs tonight against the Miami Marlins at Marlins Park.The 25-year-old Szczur joins the Cubs for the third time this season, as he was a member of Chicago’s Opening Day roster and rejoined the Cubs from May 6-15. He is batting .172 (5-for-29) with two doubles and five RBI in 18 games with the Cubs this season. ..

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CHICAGO (June 2, 2015) - Washington Spirit forward Crystal Dunn was voted the National Women's Soccer League (NWSL) Player of the Week by the media for Week 8 of the 2015 NWSL season. Dunn, 22, scored the game-winning goal for the Spirit in the first half to secure a 2-1 win at home over Portland Thorns FC on Saturday night at Maureen Hendricks Field Maryland SoccerPlex in Boyds, Md....

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NORTHBROOK, Ill., June 1, 2015 – KemperSports announced today the dates for the second annual KemperClub Championship. The annual event will take place Aug. 2-5, at The Prairie Club in Valentine, Neb. Coming on the heels of the inaugural event at Bandon Dunes Golf Resort in fall 2014..

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CHICAGO, Ill. – The Chicago Cubs and the Robert R. McCormick Foundation will announce more than $1 million in grants to nonprofit organizations serving those in need in the Chicago area Wednesday, April 29, at 11:30 a.m. CDT at Wrigley Field’s Audi Club. ...

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CHICAGO, Ill. – 16-inch slow-pitch softball, a subculture in the Windy City, will grand open its museum on July 19th in west suburban Forest Park (7501 W. Harrison St. Forest Park, IL 60130) to honor thousands of players, managers, umpires and sponsors who loved and excelled at...

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CHICAGO, Ill. (Tuesday, December 3, 2013) – Major League Soccer announced today that Fire forward Mike Magee has been named to the 2013 MLS Best XI, which recognizes the top 11 players at each position on the field. This is Magee’s first MLS Best XI honor of his career.

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Campbell’s Chunky Soup Still Donates with Injured Mama’s Boy - Even though this year’s Campbell’s Chunky soup Mama’s Boy, Clay Matthews, wasn't on the field during Monday night’s matchup against the Chicago Bears, Campbell’s Chunky continued the charge down field with this season’s Sacks for Soup Campaign.

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CHICAGO NAMED FINALIST FOR SIX NCAA CHAMPIONSHIPS, Chicago, IL, October 30, 2013 – Chicago has been named a finalist for six NCAA Championship events. The bids were submitted by the Chicago Sports Commission with support from venue management and NCAA academic institutions. The NCAA opened bids in July, 2013 for.

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Logano Wins Pocano #1

Does this secure his seat in the #20 for next year? By Andrea Beaver, But the unspoken question is still whether or not this win will guarantee Joey’s future with Joe Gibbs racing? Joe and JD Gibbs have had to deal with volatile drivers in the past. ...

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BEARS ANNOUNCE PLAYER PERSONNEL DEPARTMENT

LAKE FOREST, IL — The Chicago Bears and General Manager Phil Emery have announced the organizational structure of the Player Personnel Department. “Our personnel department is a team of evaluators with a wide and diverse background,” Emery said. “Our scouts, coaches and support personnel will work together to shape a roster in an effort to win championships. ...

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PAUL KONERKO NAMED AMERICAN LEAGUE PLAYER OF THE WEEK

CHICAGO – Chicago White Sox first baseman Paul Konerko has been named American League Player of the Week. Konerko, 36, hit .435 (10-23) with three doubles, three home runs and four RBI in six games to win the award for the fifth time in his career and first since April 4-10, 2011...

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"Dale Jr. in 2012"

Learning from His Mistakes?

By Andrea Beaver

I was watching the post race show on Fox last week and Dale Earnhardt Jr. was interviewed. Most of it was the usual post race chatter. How the 88 car handled, what happened throughout the day, the usual. But then Junior said something that caught my attention. He basically said that he didn’t keep up with his communication to crew chief Steve Letarte about how the 88 car was handling later in the race. ....

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"Bristol Brad"

Keselowski Survives lap 24 crash to 2nd straight Bristol Win.

By Andrea Beaver

In the last few years, every time the NASCAR Sprint Cup series comes to Bristol’s half mile high banked track, the last name of the winner was usually Busch. First Kurt then Kyle have proved, on many occasions, that that regardless of the car they pretty much have Bristol figured out. But as of the fall race in 2011 and now this past Sunday’s spring 2012 race the driver in Victory lane has been Brad Keselowski....

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"NASCAR 2012 "

3 Races In & One Word...WOW!

By Andrea Beaver

Let’s make that 4 races in. I know the Budweiser Shootout was a non points paying race, but I have to include it as well. Each race has had it’s own excitement and its own winner. The Bud Shootout was a crash fest, as most expect it to be. Rules changes that NASCAR made to break up the 2 car tandem drafting, and to please the fans, brought back classic pack racing. All the cars in the Shootout were...

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CUBS 6-GAME PACKS GO ON SALE FRIDAY, FEB. 17, AT 10 A.M. CST

CHICAGO –The Chicago Cubs today announced the sale of theCubs 6-Game Pack, featuring tickets to Opening Day against the Washington Nationals, rivalry matchups with the St. Louis Cardinals and Chicago White Sox, and rare visits to Wrigley Field by the Boston Red Sox and Detroit Tigers. Sales begin Friday, Feb. 17, at 10 a.m. CST on www.cubs.com/6packs.

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BROOKLYN, Mich. (Feb. 6, 2012) – He is the person most race fans and guests likely don’t want to see when they visit Michigan International Speedway. But if they do, they are in good hands.

NASCAR has named Dr. John Maino, Michigan International Speedway’s medical director, as medical director of the year during its annual meeting with racetracks.

NASCAR annually recognizes a medical director who...

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Saturday, May 19 - Great Lakes Wine Fest presented by Jackson County CVB

Friday, June 15 - ARCA Racing Series RainEater Wiper Blades 200

Saturday, June 16 - NASCAR Nationwide Series Alliance Truck Parts 250 and Gatorade Pole

Sunday, June 17 - NASCAR Sprint Cup Series

Friday, Aug. 17 - NASCAR Sprint Cup Practice

Saturday, Aug. 18 - NASCAR Camping World Truck Series and Gatorade Pole

Sunday, Aug. 19 - NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Pure Michigan 400

Tuesday, Sept. 11 - Spirit of America Blood Drive

The Chicago White Sox begin their 2011 spring training schedule on Monday, February 28 as the “visiting” team against the Los Angeles Dodgers at Camelback Ranch – Glendale (CBR), the teams’ shared ballpark in Glendale, Ariz. More

CHICAGO – Top Chicago-area labor officials and Wrigleyville and Chicago business and community leaders threw their support behind the Chicago Cubs’ plan to invest a combined $400 million in Wrigley Field and the adjacent Triangle Parcel because it will create 1,000 construction jobs, hundreds more permanent jobs and long-lasting economic and tax revenue benefits to the city, the county and the state of Illinois. More

CHICAGO – Patrick J. Fitzgerald, United States Attorney for the Northern District of Illinois, announced indictments today on federal fraud charges against three former Chicago White Sox employees for defrauding the organization. More

EVENT: HIGH ATOP HARLEM IRVING PLAZAS ROOF HARLEM GLOBETROTTERS WELCOME SANTA CLAUS AND HIS LIVE REINDEER TO TIPOFF HOLIDAY SEASON More

MESA, AZ – On Tuesday, Mesa voters overwhelmingly approved of the City of Mesa’s $99 million investment in a new spring training facility for the Chicago Cubs. The referendum passed with a “yes” vote of more than 63 percent.

“In a show of tremendous support in a particularly difficult economy, Mesa voters recognized the potential of partnering with the Chicago Cubs on an economic investment and future we can, together, create for the city,” said Cubs Chairman Tom Ricketts. “Our public-private partnership means jobs for Mesa, tourism dollars for the city and the region and will drive private investment in Mesa and in the development of Wrigleyville West. More

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