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Democrat golf outing
The Lee County Democrat golf outing will be Sept. 21 at Timber Creek Golf Club in Dixon. To register a foursome, call Bob Thompson at 815-973-3777 or Kasey Considine at 815-440-5749.
Kickball tourney for Thomas Foundation
The Rockford Kickball for a Home Tournament will be held at 9 a.m. on Sept. 7 at Sportscore One in Rockford. Proceeds will be donated to the Dave Thomas Foundation.
Kickball teams can consist of 10 to 13 players. Cost is $20 per player. For more information, contact Lucy Rivas at Marveluz Books at 562-208-0472 or at email@example.com. Register at rockford.kinera.org/kickball.
Cubs sign Taiwan pitching phenom
The Chicago Cubs fortified their efforts in the international market Monday night by confirming the signing of 18-year-old Taiwanese pitcher Jen-Ho Tseng.
Tseng, who is listed at 6-foot-1 and 198 pounds, has a fastball clocked at 95 mph. He pitched in the 2013 World Baseball Classic. Tseng agreed to a $1.625 million bonus.
Jones says fan threw banana at him
After driving in four runs – including a three-run homer in the ninth – in the Orioles’ 10-2 win over the Giants on Sunday afternoon, center fielder Adam Jones claimed that a banana was thrown at him from the stands at AT&T Park.
A Giants fan named Alexander Poulides contacted the Mercury News on Monday saying that he grabbed a banana off a catering cart and hurled it toward the field in disgust over his team’s loss.
James won’t run for NBPA president
LeBron James, after weighing a run for president of the National Basketball Players Association, decided against making a bid for the job,
The union is looking for a new president after Derek Fisher’s term ended.
Spurs assistant takes 76ers job
The Philadelphia 76ers hired Brett Brown to succeed Doug Collins as their head coach.
Brown has been an assistant coach with the San Antonio Spurs for the past 7 years.
He was the Spurs’ director of player development from 2002-06.