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July 11, 1990 | LARRY STEWART
Well, at least there was more scoring than in the World Cup final. But the 2-0 All-Star game wasn't much more exciting than Sunday's 1-0 soccer game. However, the television coverage of Tuesday night's rain-delayed game overall was pretty good, and not merely because CBS didn't miss any live action because of commercials. This was CBS' first prime-time baseball telecast, and the network showed it can cover the sport.
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July 11, 1990 | LARRY STEWART
Well, at least there was more scoring than in the World Cup final. But the 2-0 All-Star game wasn't much more exciting than Sunday's 1-0 soccer game. However, the television coverage of Tuesday night's rain-delayed game overall was pretty good, and not merely because CBS didn't miss any live action because of commercials. This was CBS' first prime-time baseball telecast, and the network showed it can cover the sport.
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NEWS
August 27, 1987
Volunteers frantically filled sandbags, and overflow sewage and storm water was dumped into Lake Michigan as more rain raised swollen waterways in already flooded areas and Chicago's monthly precipitation record continued to swell. Overnight rainfall at O'Hare International Airport, logged by the National Weather Service for a 12-hour period, was 1.27 inches. That pushed the monthly rainfall total for August to more than 15.7 inches, a new record for any month in Chicago history.
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July 11, 1990 | BILL PLASCHKE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
On a traditional Wrigley Field night of wet ivy and stiff winds Tuesday, baseball's 61st All-Star game produced a new murderers' row. Their names are Bob Welch, Dave Stieb, Bret Saberhagen, Bobby Thigpen, Chuck Finley and Dennis Eckersley. They are American League pitchers who murdered the National League's best bats, giving up only two hits in leading the AL to a 2-0 victory before 39,071. It was the fewest hits by one team in All-Star game history, and only the sixth shutout.
SPORTS
July 11, 1990 | BILL PLASCHKE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
On a traditional Wrigley Field night of wet ivy and stiff winds Tuesday, baseball's 61st All-Star game produced a new murderers' row. Their names are Bob Welch, Dave Stieb, Bret Saberhagen, Bobby Thigpen, Chuck Finley and Dennis Eckersley. They are American League pitchers who murdered the National League's best bats, giving up only two hits in leading the AL to a 2-0 victory before 39,071. It was the fewest hits by one team in All-Star game history, and only the sixth shutout.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 10, 2009 | Associated Press
James Bond and the Boy From Oz are coming to Broadway. Daniel Craig, the latest cinematic Bond, and Tony winner Hugh Jackman will star in "A Steady Rain," a Chicago police drama opening in September, the producers announced Thursday. Previews for Keith Huff's two-character play begin Sept. 10 at the 1,079-seat Schoenfeld Theatre. Opening night is scheduled for Sept. 29. Craig, 41, played James Bond in the two most recent 007 films and has extensive stage credits in London.
SPORTS
February 4, 2007 | From the Associated Press
Snow is forecast for Chicago and Indianapolis today, and the high temperature might not climb much higher than single digits in either city. There's no chance of that in Miami, but forecasters say there's perhaps a 50% chance of rain falling on the Super Bowl. The field at Dolphin Stadium can easily withstand a shower; a drainage system under the turf can process up to three inches of rain an hour. "The last game, we played in snow, sleet, rain.
SPORTS
June 13, 1986 | From Times Wire Services
Juan Beniquez of the Baltimore Orioles hit three solo home runs against the New York Yankees Thursday night at Baltimore, then grounded out in the ninth inning with a man on second, and the Yankees won, 7-5. Beniquez, Baltimore's designated hitter, got his first two homers off New York starter Alfonso Pulido. In the sixth, after Eddie Murray's two-run home run finished Pulido, Beniquez greeted reliever Brian Fisher with a homer into the left-field bleachers that tied the game, 5-5.
SPORTS
August 26, 2012 | By Michael Robinson
The 25th time is the charm for Chris Volstad, who had gone 24 starts without a win before Sunday's 5-0 rain-shortened Chicago Cubs victory over the Colorado Rockies. Volstad's winless streak dated back to July 17 of last year, when he was a member of the then-Florida Marlins. He was 0-14 with an earned-run average of 5.27 during that stretch. His streak will end four starts short of the major league record of 28 consecutive winless starts. Jo-Jo Reyes tied the record last May and now shares it with Matt Keough and Cliff Curtis.
NATIONAL
November 17, 2013 | By Matt Pearce
Tornadoes destroyed buildings and threatened residents in northern Illinois on Sunday after an unusually strong November storm began to sweep through the Midwest. Photos from witnesses showed shredded homes in Washington, Ill., about 10 miles east of Peoria, as a line of late-autumn storms brought tornado warnings from northern Illinois down to southeast Missouri. There was no immediate information available from emergency officials about the extent of the damage or whether anyone was hurt.
NEWS
August 27, 1987
Volunteers frantically filled sandbags, and overflow sewage and storm water was dumped into Lake Michigan as more rain raised swollen waterways in already flooded areas and Chicago's monthly precipitation record continued to swell. Overnight rainfall at O'Hare International Airport, logged by the National Weather Service for a 12-hour period, was 1.27 inches. That pushed the monthly rainfall total for August to more than 15.7 inches, a new record for any month in Chicago history.
SPORTS
July 18, 2003 | From Associated Press
Roy Halladay returned from the All-Star break the way he started it -- with a blazing fastball, sharp control and a three-month unbeaten streak. He won his 14th straight decision and gave up nine hits in his second complete game of the season as the Toronto Blue Jays beat the Red Sox, 5-2, Thursday night at Boston. "It's a nice number and after that it really doesn't mean much," he said of the streak. "If it ends, it ends. Fine."
SPORTS
August 25, 1997 | From Associated Press
Mike Hampton changed speeds and his manager's image of him. Hampton pitched a four-hitter and Derek Bell homered to lead the Houston Astros to a 3-1 victory Sunday over the Colorado Rockies at Houston. "If you watched today's game carefully you would have seen a guy make the transition from a power pitcher to pitcher," Manager Larry Dierker said. "He can go power when he has to but he's changing speeds and keeping hitters guessing, and that's the key to a successful pitcher.
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