Archive For The “Sports” Category

How do you explain a newspaper to today’s youth?

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How do you explain a newspaper to today’s youth?

How do you explain a newspaper to today’s youth? Many of today’s young people don’t see the value of newspapers. They have their heads and minds buried deeply into their cell phones, not just for talking and texting but for writing, typing, viewing videos and storing thousands of digital photographs. They Snapchat, Instragram, Facebook, Twitter…

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Cleveland Indians should change their name

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Cleveland Indians should change their name

Cleveland Indians should change their name The Cleveland Indians were defeated by the Chicago Cubs in the World Series championship on Wednesday night, Nov. 2, 2016 at Progressive Field in Cleveland in the 10th inning by a score of 8 to 7. But before the game was played, I wrote this column looking at the…

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Baseball and American sports is so depressing

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Baseball and American sports is so depressing

Baseball and American sports is so depressing I was so excited about the chances of a Chicago Cubs victory in this year’s World Series game that I drove to Wrigley Field to purchase some Cubs souvenirs to celebrate, only to be reminded where those chotskies (not Tsatskeles) came from By Ray Hanania I was so…

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Waking up to a new world of a Cubs Pennant

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Waking up to a new world of a Cubs Pennant

Waking up to a new world of a Cubs Pennant I’ve always loved the Chicago Cubs since I was a little kid. Maybe it started with the name but it grew into admiring the great players that have been on the team, and being in love with one of the greatest baseball parks in America, Wrigley…

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Are the Olympics fair?

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Are the Olympics fair?

Are the Olympics fair? A look at the disparity of the various nations, from the rich to the poor, and how that directly impacts the competing athletes By Ray Hanania I know that the Olympics are probably as political as a Chicago election. It’s not just about talent. It’s about who you know that gets…

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Group raises funds for disabled veterans

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Group raises funds for disabled veterans

Golf outing fundraiser for local disabled veteran Saturday Aug 20 Meadows Gold Course, Blue Island More than 300 people are expected to attend an annual golf outing at Meadows Golf Course in Blue Island on Saturday August 20 that began five years ago to help injured or disabled veterans who live in the Chicagoland area….

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De La Salle’s Ashley Trendle Chosen to All-GCAC Softball Team

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De La Salle’s Ashley Trendle Chosen to All-GCAC Softball Team

Trendle batted .528 with 24 runs and 33 RBI’s By Steve Neuhaus @neuhaus_ilnews De La Salle Institute in Chicago’s Bridgeport neighborhood salutes student-athlete Ashley Trendle who was chosen to the 2016 All-Girls Catholic Athletic Conference Softball Team. Trendle, a senior catcher, appeared in all 27 games for the Meteors this season. She batted .528 with…

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Rhythmic gymnast Griskenas honored by Chicago suburb

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Rhythmic gymnast Griskenas honored by Chicago suburb

The Village of Orland Park in Chicago’s southwest suburbs honored rhythmic gymnast Evita Griskenas during their regular village board meeting on Monday June 20, 2016. Griskenas is one of the nation’s leading competitors in the Olympic field of rhythmic gymnastics. By Steve Neuhaus and Ray Hanania Olympic hopeful Evita Griskenas, one of the world’s top…

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Remembering Muhammad Ali

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Remembering Muhammad Ali

A former Jewel grocery store bagger Vietnam serviceman and American Arab activist remembers Muhammad Ali and what he meant to his life By Ray Hanania Other than my family and parents, no one had more of an impact on my life than Muhammad Ali. Ali was already a celebrity and an up-and-coming heavyweight champion when I…

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Rockford area’s biggest garage sale Saturday May 21 at Candlewick Lake

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Rockford area’s biggest garage sale Saturday May 21 at Candlewick Lake

One of the Rockford area’s biggest community-wide garage sale will be held Saturday, May 21 from 9 am until 4 pm in the gated community of Candlewick Lake just north of Belvidere. Not only will it be fun to sift through the unwanted collectibles of boat owners and lakefront residents, but you’ll also get a…

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