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White Sox round out coaching staff under new manager Grifol

Nov. 29, 2022 16:52 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago White Sox rounded out their coaching staff under new manager Pedro Grifol on Tuesday, hiring José Castro as their hitting coach and Eddie Rodriguez as third base coach. They also announced Chris Johnson as assistant hitting coach, Mike Tosar as major...

Northwestern's Fitzgerald lets defensive coordinator go

Nov. 29, 2022 16:31 PM EST

EVANSTON, Ill. (AP) — Northwestern coach Pat Fitzgerald is shaking up his staff after the Wildcats' worst season in 33 years, announcing Tuesday that defensive coordinator Jim O’Neil and two other assistant coaches will not return. Defensive line coach Marty Long and wide...

Bears place Jackson on injured reserve with foot injury

Nov. 29, 2022 15:35 PM EST

LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) — The Chicago Bears placed safety Eddie Jackson on injured reserve Tuesday because of a foot injury that could keep him out for the remainder of the season. The Bears (3-9) are last in the NFC North with five games remaining. They've dropped five in a row and...

Rodgers says he plans to play Sunday when Packers face Bears

Nov. 29, 2022 15:11 PM EST

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers says he expects to play Sunday at Chicago after a rib injury knocked him out of a 40-33 loss at Philadelphia. “I got good news with the scans yesterday, so I plan on playing this week,” Rodgers said Tuesday on...

Editorial Roundup: Illinois

Nov. 29, 2022 07:17 AM EST

Chicago Tribune. November 22, 2022. Editorial: How casinos broke their promises to the struggling downtowns of Illinois Back in 1992, William Weidner, then president of Hollywood Casino of Aurora Inc., set out to Springfield to kill then-Mayor Richard M. Daley’s...

Hinson, Pittsburgh rain 3s on Northwestern, wins 87-58

Nov. 28, 2022 23:42 PM EST

EVANSTON, Ill. (AP) — Blake Hinson shot 4 for 5 from 3-point range and scored 22 points as Pittsburgh posted its highest-scoring game in the last two seasons as the Panthers cruised past Northwestern, 87-58 in an ACC/Big Ten Challenge contest on Monday night. Pittsburgh shot 14 for...

SUV strikes, kills 2 pedestrians in suburban Chicago crash

Nov. 28, 2022 18:28 PM EST

DES PLAINES, Ill. (AP) — Two pedestrians died after they were struck by an SUV that also crashed Sunday into a suburban Chicago building, police said. Des Plaines police said the SUV crossed oncoming lanes on Northwest Highway and struck two pedestrians just after noon Sunday in...

Banged-up Bears lose receiver Darnell Mooney for the season

Nov. 28, 2022 18:11 PM EST

LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) — The Chicago Bears had no one on their injury report just over a month ago when they played the New England Patriots. Times have changed — painfully. A handful of players joined quarterback Justin Fields on the sidelines with injuries in the...

AP source: Clevinger agrees to 1-year deal with White Sox

Nov. 28, 2022 07:38 AM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago White Sox bolstered their rotation, agreeing to a one-year contract with right-hander Mike Clevinger, a person familiar with the agreement told The Associated Press. The person spoke on condition of anonymity Monday because the deal was subject to a...

Jets rout Chicago 7-2, handing Blackhawks 7th straight loss

Nov. 27, 2022 22:51 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — Saku Maenalanen and Pierre-Luc Dubois each scored two goals and the Winnipeg Jets routed Chicago 7-2 on Sunday night, handing the Blackhawks their seventh straight loss. Kyle Connor connected for the third straight game and had two assists, Mark Scheifele had his...