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Giolito, Jimenez lead White Sox to 10-2 romp over Yankees

Jun. 15, 2019 2:36 AM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Lucas Giolito called it a "grinder game." The White Sox simply called it another victory. Giolito pitched into the seventh inning for his ninth straight win, Eloy Jimenez hit two three-run homers and Chicago pounded the New York Yankees 10-2 on Friday night. Giolito (10-1) gave up a solo...

Yankees' Judge joins Stanton on rehab assignment at Triple-A

Jun. 15, 2019 12:03 AM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — The New York Yankees might have their most feared sluggers back in the lineup soon after Aaron Judge joined Giancarlo Stanton on a rehab assignment with Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre on Friday. Judge, making his first rehab appearance, went 0 for 4 the designated hitter Friday night in a...

Great Lakes leaders to discuss funding Asian carp project

Jun. 14, 2019 7:07 PM EDT

TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) — Great Lakes regional leaders will meet next month to consider a federal strategy for preventing Asian carp from reaching Lake Michigan and discuss helping foot the bill for the pricey project, officials said Friday. Representatives of the eight states and two Canadian provinces...

Family: Baby cut from slain Chicago woman's womb dies

Jun. 14, 2019 5:26 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — An infant boy who was cut from a Chicago woman's womb with a butcher knife died Friday at a hospital where he had been in grave condition since the April attack that killed his mother, family spokeswomen said. Yovanny Jadiel (yoh-VAH'-nee YAH'-dee-el) Lopez died at Christ Medical Center in...

Endangered birds could stop the music at Chicago beach fest

Jun. 14, 2019 3:47 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Some endangered birds could ground a Chicago beachfront music festival proposed for late August. Promoters of Mamby on the Beach are seeking a permit from the Chicago Park District to move the show to Montrose Beach on the city's north side. But two piping plovers lately have been making the...

Bears sign third-round draft pick Montgomery

Jun. 14, 2019 2:50 PM EDT

LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) — The Chicago Bears have signed third-round draft pick David Montgomery. The running back from Iowa State was the first player taken by the Bears after they traded up with New England to grab him at No. 73 overall. Chicago had previously traded away its first and second-rounders....

García's homer lifts White Sox over Yankees 5-4

Jun. 14, 2019 12:52 AM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — White Sox manager Rick Renteria thought his team had a lot of good at-bats Thursday night. The biggest and best one belonged to Leury García. "Huge," Renteria said. "It was a great at-bat." García hit a tiebreaking solo homer off Adam Ottavino in the seventh inning, lifting Chicago...

Yankees slugger Stanton could return next week

Jun. 14, 2019 12:45 AM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — The New York Yankees could get Giancarlo Stanton back next week after the slugger was shelved by a series of injuries, and Aaron Judge also is getting closer after being sidelined by a strained left oblique. Stanton is taking his minor league rehab assignment to Triple-A...

Floor coating replaced at Chicago skyscraper attraction

Jun. 13, 2019 9:33 AM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — A popular attraction at Chicago's tallest building was closed temporarily after minor cracking was found in the protective coating of its glass floor. The cracks were in the coating of glass enclosures at Willis Tower that are known collectively as The Ledge. Visitors can walk into the four...

1st black priest in US, ex-slave, positioned for sainthood

Jun. 12, 2019 5:47 PM EDT

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Pope Francis on Wednesday deemed the first known black Roman Catholic priest in the United States to be "venerable," positioning the former slave for possible sainthood. The pontiff's designation of the Rev. Augustine Tolton as venerable, meaning the church intensely scrutinized...