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Rendon leads Nationals past Cubs 7-5 for 5th straight win

Aug. 25, 2019 8:16 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Washington Nationals manager Dave Martinez thinks Anthony Rendon should win all the awards. "I'll make a case for him right now, yeah," a chuckling Martinez said. "MVP, Gold Glove. My man, Anthony." He's making quite a case by himself. Rendon homered and had four hits, including an RBI...

López throws 5 no-hit innings, ChiSox top Rangers 2-0

Aug. 25, 2019 6:51 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Reynaldo López shut down the Texas Rangers before a stomach bug got the better of the White Sox right-hander and shortened a sensational afternoon. López pitched five no-hit innings before leaving with dehydration and flu-like symptoms, and the Chicago went on to beat Texas 2-0 on...

Ex-Rep. Joe Walsh making longshot GOP challenge to Trump

Aug. 25, 2019 6:48 PM EDT

Joe Walsh, a former Illinois congressman and tea party favorite turned radio talk show host, announced a challenge Sunday to President Donald Trump for the Republican nomination in 2020, saying the incumbent is unfit for office and must be denied a second term. "He's nuts. He's erratic. He's cruel. He stokes...

Cubs 1B Rizzo sidelined by back tightness

Aug. 25, 2019 3:08 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Cubs first baseman Anthony Rizzo is out of Sunday's starting lineup because of tightness in his back. Rizzo left Saturday's 7-2 loss to Washington in the fifth inning. Rizzo, who turned 30 on Aug. 8, has a history of back issues. "It's a little bit different spot he said," Maddon said, "so...

New online tool to track Chicago gun suspects draws fire

Aug. 25, 2019 9:41 AM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — After a recent bloody weekend in Chicago, the city's top police officer reiterated something he's said many times in recent months: People accused of gun-related offenses are too quickly and easily getting back on the street. This time, Superintendent Eddie Johnson unveiled a new online tool...

Elizabeth Warren's rise started by looking at the bottom

Aug. 25, 2019 7:53 AM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — As a young scholar, Elizabeth Warren traveled to federal courthouses, studying families overwhelmed by debt. She brought along a photocopier, gathering reams of statistics as she tried to answer one question: Why were these folks going bankrupt? Warren, then a law professor, wasn't satisfied...

Turner, Nationals beat Cubs 7-2 for 4th straight win

Aug. 25, 2019 12:10 AM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Trea Turner's renewed focus on the little things is producing big results. Turner reached base four times and scored twice, Yan Gomes and Howie Kendrick each drove in two runs and the surging Washington Nationals beat the Chicago Cubs 7-2 on Saturday. Turner got Washington off to a quick...

Rookie Allard dominant as Rangers beat White Sox 4-0

Aug. 24, 2019 11:50 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — The Texas Rangers asked Kolby Allard to throw his curveball more. The rookie accepted the challenge and flourished. Allard pitched into the seventh inning, and Texas used homers by Willie Calhoun and Danny Santana to beat the Chicago White Sox 4-0 on Saturday night. Allard (2-0) allowed six...

Author Ray Bradbury honored with Illinois hometown statue

Aug. 24, 2019 3:45 PM EDT

WAUKEGAN, Ill. (AP) — The Chicago-area hometown of the late famed science fiction writer Ray Bradbury marked his birthday with dedication of a statue in his honor. The 12-foot-tall (3.7-meter-tall) stainless steel statue outside the Waukegan Public Library depicts Bradbury astride a rocket ship while...

Cease, Moncada lead White Sox past Rangers 8-3

Aug. 24, 2019 12:38 AM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Dylan Cease said he had "A-plus" stuff. After a rough first inning, the rookie right-hander got a grip on his game. Cease settled down after a tough start, Yoán Moncada hit a two-run homer for the second straight night and the Chicago White Sox beat the Texas Rangers 8-3 on Friday. The...