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Ex-NFL stars want to get paid but it's lucky fan who does

Sep. 25, 2018 2:55 AM EDT

We take a brief break from the weekly angst over the roughing the passer penalties in the NFL to talk cold, hard cash. Anthony Prince got his money. Eric Dickerson wants to get paid, too. Prince isn't a big name like Dickerson, who leads a group of Hall of Famers who are threatening to follow in Terrell Owens'...

Taillon outpitches Hamels, Pirates beat Cubs 5-1.

Sep. 25, 2018 12:44 AM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Cole Hamels gave the Chicago Cubs something to celebrate when he hit his second career home run. They'll have to wait at least another day for a playoff party. Jameson Taillon outpitched Hamels, Francisco Cervelli hit a two-run homer and the Pittsburgh Pirates beat the Cubs 5-1 victory on...

Defense to call more witnesses in Chicago officer's trial

Sep. 25, 2018 12:33 AM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Defense attorneys will continue calling witnesses in the murder trial of Chicago police officer Jason Van Dyke. The trial resumes on Tuesday. A forensic pathologist who testified Monday for the defense criticized the official autopsy results. Shaku Teas' testimony seemed to contradict what...

Kluber wins his 20th as Indians beat White Sox 4-0

Sep. 25, 2018 12:24 AM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Corey Kluber spread the credit for his first 20-win season, and admitted it's "a nice, round number." Kluber struck out 11 in seven scoreless innings and won his 20th, and Brandon Guyer hit a go-ahead solo homer in the seventh inning as the Cleveland Indians shut out the Chicago White Sox...

Defense pathologists questions accuracy of teen's autopsy

Sep. 25, 2018 12:15 AM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — A defense expert in the trial of a white police officer charged with murder in the death of Laquan McDonald on Monday criticized the official autopsy results in testimony that seemed to contradict what video of the 2014 shooting shows. Forensic pathologist Shaku Teas testified that she...

Building Bulls look to Markkanen, LaVine for heavy lifting

Sep. 24, 2018 7:15 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago Bulls won't make any bold predictions about Year Two of their rebuilding project. They also won't deny that a growth spurt on the court for Lauri Markkanen and Zach LaVine would accelerate the process in a big, big way. The 23-year-old LaVine and 21-year-old Markkanen were front...

Bears look for ways to speed Mitchell Trubisky's progress

Sep. 24, 2018 5:34 PM EDT

LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) — It's not exactly a comfortable feeling for the Chicago Bears, despite their current lofty status. Alone in first place in the NFC North for the first time since late in the 2013 season, the Bears (2-1) know they've shown enough flaws for concern about upcoming games. And most of...

18 more convictions tied to corrupt Chicago officer tossed

Sep. 24, 2018 4:00 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — An Illinois judge on Monday vacated the convictions of 18 more men investigated by a corrupt Chicago police sergeant, with a state's attorney later in the day apologizing for what they had to go through. The latest dismissals, which prosecutors had requested, bring to 42 the total number of...

Northwestern RB Larkin retires due to neck/spine condition

Sep. 24, 2018 2:24 PM EDT

EVANSTON, Ill. (AP) — Northwestern leading rusher Jeremy Larkin is retiring from football after being diagnosed with cervical stenosis, a condition that causes narrowing of the spinal canal in the neck and upper back. Northwestern said Monday that Larkin's condition is not life threatening, but prevents...

The Latest: Defense questioning autopsy on Chicago teenager

Sep. 24, 2018 11:59 AM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — The Latest on the murder trial of Chicago Police Officer Van Dyke in the shooting of teenager Laquan McDonald (all times local): 11 a.m. Defense attorneys for a white Chicago police officer charged with murder in the shooting of black teenager Laquan McDonald are raising questions about the...