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Struggling Bears left with little hope after losing to Rams

Nov. 18, 2019 5:58 PM EST

LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) — Whatever chance the Chicago Bears had to make something of their season is just about gone. A 17-7 loss at the Los Angeles Rams on Sunday all but assured the defending NFC North champions will miss the playoffs for the eighth time in nine seasons. And it was as ugly and as painful...

Bears’ Nagy says Trubisky lifted because of hip pain

Nov. 18, 2019 4:34 PM EST

LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) — Chicago Bears coach Matt Nagy insisted he pulled Mitchell Trubisky near the end of Sunday’s loss to the Los Angeles Rams because of pain in his right hip and not because he’s ready to bench his struggling quarterback. Nagy said Monday the decision to have Chase Daniel...

Kane, Dach lead Blackhawks past Sabres 4-1

Nov. 17, 2019 10:50 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — Before Kirby Dach showed off his backhand Sunday night, Patrick Kane was the last player to record a multigoal game for the Chicago Blackhawks at age 18. The lanky Dach and shifty Kane are two very different forwards, but there is something about Dach that Kane remembers from when he broke...

Mahan helps C. Florida complete comeback over Illinois St.

Nov. 17, 2019 4:33 PM EST

NORMAL, Ill. (AP) — Brandon Mahan’s put-back layup off an offensive rebound with 25 seconds left helped send Central Florida to a 67-65 win over Illinois State on Sunday. Mahan’s shot made it 66-65, and following a Redbirds timeout, each team exchanged turnovers. Zach Copeland missed a...

Gunman still at large after killing outside Chicago school

Nov. 17, 2019 10:46 AM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — Authorities are still searching for a man who allegedly shot and killed his daughter’s mother’s new boyfriend of outside of a Chicago elementary school. Police say the gunman approached Richard Buick in his SUV early Friday outside of Moving Everest Charter School in the...

Henry, Childs lead Bradley over UIC 65-56

Nov. 16, 2019 10:59 PM EST

PEORIA, Ill. (AP) — Ja'Shon Henry had 14 points off the bench to lift Bradley to a 65-56 win over Illinois-Chicago on Saturday night. Elijah Childs had 14 points and 12 rebounds for the Braves (2-1). Darrell Brown added 11 points, six assists and four steals. Koch Bar had 12 rebounds for the home team....

Ratinho carries San Francisco past S. Illinois 76-60

Nov. 16, 2019 10:32 PM EST

CARBONDALE, Ill. (AP) — Jordan Ratinho had 15 points as San Francisco beat Southern Illinois 76-60 on Saturday night. Khalil Shabazz had 13 points for San Francisco which won its fourth consecutive game to start the season. Jimbo Lull added 11 points and three assists. Jamaree Bouyea had nine rebounds and...

Nets beat Bulls 117-111 without Irving

Nov. 16, 2019 10:01 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — Spencer Dinwiddie isn’t trying to be Kyrie Irving. Still, he gave the Brooklyn Nets the spark they needed Saturday night. Dinwiddie scored 24 points and the Nets beat the Chicago Bulls 117-111 without Irving. Irving entered Saturday sixth in the NBA with 28.5 points per game but sat...

Career days from Davis, Williams power Southern Illinois

Nov. 16, 2019 6:47 PM EST

MACOMB, Ill. (AP) — D.J. Davis and Javon Williams both had their career-high in rushing yards and Southern Illinois ran past Western Illinois 45-21 on Saturday. Davis, who had 207 yards with two touchdowns, surpassed his previous high of 201 yards set last season against South Dakota State. Williams, a...

German carries N. Illinois past Div. III Rockford 96-48

Nov. 16, 2019 6:36 PM EST

DEKALB, Ill. (AP) — Eugene German had 21 points as Northern Illinois routed Division III Rockford University 96-48 on Saturday. Tyler Cochran had 11 points and six rebounds for Northern Illinois (2-2). Trendon Hankerson added 11 points. Chris Johnson had 10 points and five rebounds for the home team....