Thursday July 30 2:04 am

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Sports

JOLIET EDGES BOOMERS

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The two-time defending Frontier League Champion Schaumburg Boomers, presented by Wintrust Community Banks, suffered a 2-1 loss to the Joliet Slammers before 5,088 fans on the final Day Camp Day of the season, Wednesday, July 29th.

JOLIET STAVES OFF BOOMERS

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The two-time defending Frontier League Champion Schaumburg Boomers, presented by Wintrust Community Banks, could not rally past the Joliet Slammers in an 8-6 defeat on Tuesday (7/28/15), the seventh straight at home.

Chicago Fire Acquire Brazilian Forward Gilberto as Designated Player

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The Chicago Fire announced today that the club has acquired former Toronto FC Designated Player Gilberto after claiming him on waivers. Per league and team policy, terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Chicago Fire Host FC Dallas in Brimstone Cup Clash

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After a busy stretch of five games in a 15-day span, the Chicago Fire (5-11-3, 18 points) will get a full week of training under their belt before hosting Western Conference leaders FC Dallas (11-5-5, 38 points) in a match presented by Quaker at Toyota Park on Sunday, Aug. 2 at 6 p.m. CT (Fox Sports 1/ESPN Deportes 97.5 FM).

MOLINA WINS PITCHER OF THE WEEK FOR JOPLIN

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The official statistician of the American Association, Pointstreak, has announced that Joplin Blasters RHP Nestor Molina (pictured) has been named this week’s Pointstreak Pitcher of the Week for the week ending July 26.

CAVAN¹S HIT STREAK WINS PLAYER OF THE WEEK AWARD

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The official statistician of the American Association, Pointstreak, has announced that Kansas City T-Bones INF Ryan Cavan (pictured) has been named this week’s Pointstreak Player of the Week for the week ending July 26.

July 26th American Association Recap

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On a quiet Sunday, July 26th, there were only four games in the American Association, Winnipeg vs Kansas City, Joplin vs Grand Prairie, Amarillo vs Sioux Falls and Sioux City vs Gary SouthShore

JOHNSON FANTASTIC AS ‘CATS DROP SERIES FINALE

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On the back of Sioux City Explorers ace Patrick Johnson’s second dandy start at the U.S. Steel Yard, the X’s shook off last night’s walk-off loss, handing the Gary SouthShore RailCats the series loss and their fifth loss in the last six games.