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Chicago Bears quarterback Nick Foles (9) works against the Atlanta Falcons during the second half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Sept. 27, 2020, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson)

Nick Foles is Bears starting QB for game against Colts

Sep. 28, 2020 3:57 PM EDT

LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) — Nick Foles made a strong case for being the starting quarterback for the Chicago Bears after a 30-26 comeback win Sunday over the Atlanta Falcons. On Monday, coach Matt Nagy confirmed Foles had done enough in a relief effort of Mitchell Trubisky and selected the Super Bowl 52 MVP...

This undated photo provided by the Cook County Sheriff's Office shows Simone Austin. Police say Austin has been charged with murder in the fatal stabbing of her 5-year-old daughter on Chicago's West Side over the weekend. Chicago Police Superintendent David Brown told reporters on Monday, Sept. 28, 2020, that police believe Austin cut Serenity Arrington's throat on Saturday in their East Garfield Park home. (Cook County Sheriff's Office via AP)

Mother charged in fatal stabbing of 5-year-old Chicago girl

Sep. 28, 2020 3:48 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — A Chicago woman charged with first-degree murder in the stabbing death of her 5-year-old daughter was ordered Monday to be held without bond after prosecutors gave chilling details provided by the child's older sister who witnessed the slaying. Prosecutors presented a proffer that included...

Chicago Bears strong safety Tashaun Gipson (38) celebrates his interception of Atlanta Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan during the second half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Sept. 27, 2020, in Atlanta. The Chicago Bears won 30-26. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson)

Another Falcons collapse: Foles' 3 TDs lead 30-26 Bears win

Sep. 28, 2020 1:32 AM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — No matter how bad things might have seemed a week ago, the Atlanta Falcons somehow managed to make it even worse. Yep, another epic fourth-quarter collapse. This one could spell the end for embattled coach Dan Quinn, who already carried the burden of the biggest squandered lead in Super Bowl...

Beric, Herbers lift Chicago Fire past Atlanta United, 2-0

Sep. 27, 2020 10:23 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Robert Beric scored his fourth goal in four games and the Chicago Fire beat the Atlanta United 2-0 on Sunday night. Chicago (4-7-3) leapfrogged over Atlanta (4-7-2) by a point in the Eastern Conference. Beric scored his sxith goal of the season in the 39th minute to put Chicago on top by a...

Oakland Athletics' Tony Kemp slides home to score against the Seattle Mariners during the seventh inning of a baseball game in Oakland, Calif., Sunday, Sept. 27, 2020. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)

A's beat Mariners 6-2, earn 2 seed and will face White Sox

Sep. 27, 2020 8:34 PM EDT

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Mark Canha drove in four runs and the Oakland Athletics came back to beat the Seattle Mariners 6-2 on Sunday in their final tune-up before the postseason. Oakland’s victory, coupled with Minnesota’s loss to Cincinnati, gave the AL West champion A’s the No. 2 seed...

Chicago Cubs' Billy Hamilton, right, celebrates with Cameron Maybin after hitting a solo home run during the fourth inning of a baseball game against the Chicago White Sox in Chicago, Sunday, Sept. 27, 2020. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)

Slow start sends White Sox to costly 10-8 loss vs Cubs

Sep. 27, 2020 8:27 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago White Sox manager Rick Renteria had a succinct message for his team after a disappointing finish to a successful regular season. Forget about it, he said. It's time to move on. “We have to respond,” Renteria said. “We don't respond, we're out.” Reynaldo...

The Latest: Hamstring injury sidelines Bucs WR Godwin

Sep. 27, 2020 7:09 PM EDT

The Latest on Week 3 in the NFL (all times EDT): __ 7:05 p.m. Tampa Bay receiver Chris Godwin has been ruled out with a hamstring injury he suffered late in the third quarter against Denver. Godwin was running downfield when he pulled up. He was attended to by the training staff before walking toward the locker...

FILE - Police stand guard on the perimeter of a crime scene after a police officer was shot, Wednesday, Sept. 23, 2020, in Louisville, Ky. Recent shootings of police officers and protests that have left scores of officers injured are stark reminders of the dangers facing law enforcement around a country grappling with police killings of African Americans.  (AP Photo/John Minchillo, File)

With anger at police high, officers face greater danger

Sep. 27, 2020 1:30 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — A man walks up to a squad car and opens fire on two sheriff’s deputies sitting inside. Two police officers are shot after responding to sounds of gunfire during a protest. The shootings — one in Los Angeles and the other 2000 miles (3,200 kilometers) away in Louisville,...

Chicago White Sox's Yoan Moncada, right, is congratulated by Nick Madrigal after hitting a two-run home run during the sixth inning of the team's baseball game against the Chicago Cubs in Chicago, Saturday, Sept. 26, 2020. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)

Moncada homers as White Sox win 9-5; Cubs clinch NL Central

Sep. 27, 2020 12:16 AM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — The White Sox picked up a victory they sorely needed and the Cubs clinched a division championship. Consider it a win-win for Chicago. Yoan Moncada homered, José Abreu hit a three-run double and the playoff-bound White Sox beat the NL Central champion Cubs 9-5 at Guaranteed Rate Field...

Judge Amy Coney Barrett listens as President Donald Trump announces Barrett as his nominee to the Supreme Court, in the Rose Garden at the White House, Saturday, Sept. 26, 2020, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

Amy Coney Barrett, Supreme Court nominee, is Scalia's heir

Sep. 26, 2020 7:23 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Although Amy Coney Barrett is the president’s choice to replace Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, she is more aptly described as heir to another departed Supreme Court justice: conservative hero Antonin Scalia. Like Scalia, for whom she once clerked, she is a committed Roman Catholic and...