Day: July 16, 2018

Constable: A flood of all-star memories for 50-year Cubs fan

It doesn’t matter who wins Tuesday’s MLB All-Star Game, a mere exhibition to showcase a game most people quit playing in grade school. And yet, baseball is woven into the DNA of Steve Schmid of East Dundee by his all-star collection of memories. “My grandfather, the…

Illinois lawmakers pile on Trump/Putin summit, use the ‘T’ word

From comments like “borders on treason” and “appalling” to calls for congressional hearings, suburban Democrats and Republicans condemned President Donald Trump’s words after a summit with Russian President Vladimir Putin Monday. Wheaton Republican U.S. Rep. Peter Roskam broke ranks and called the Trump-Putin news conference “an…

Baseball’s shifting culture set to play out in All-Star Game

WASHINGTON — David Ortiz can now laugh, sort of, at the shifting culture of baseball. For J.D. Martinez, Nolan Arenado, Aaron Judge and every other All-Star hitter, dealing with different defensive alignments is just part of the game. Tune in Tuesday night and no telling where…

Free agency turning into bargain hunting for NBA clubs

Even after roughly $1.5 billion in new contracts were hammered out during the first two weeks of free agency, there is still plenty of shopping for NBA teams to do over the coming weeks. Most of it will be for bargains. The biggest deals of NBA…

South Korea call up Tottenham’s Son for Asian Games

SEOUL, South Korea — Tottenham winger Son Heung-min could miss the start of the Premier League season after being selected by South Korea to play in the Asian Games in Indonesia. Son has been included as one of three overage players in the 20-man squad for…

France wins 2nd World Cup title, beats Croatia 4-2

MOSCOW — Kylian Mbappe and France put on a thrilling show in winning the World Cup title. All Russian President Vladimir Putin might remember is the Pussy Riot protest. The 19-year-old Mbappe became only the second teenager after Pele to score in a World Cup final,…