Latest Illinois News

Molina's 2 homers boost Cardinals past Brewers

Jun. 23, 2018 9:04 PM EDT

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Yadier Molina's defense and longevity might earn him a ticket to the Hall of Fame. Suddenly the veteran St. Louis Cardinals catcher is on a home-run tear. He homered twice to back a strong start by Miles Mikolas and lift the St. Louis Cardinals to a 3-2 victory over the Milwaukee Brewers...

Pitcher Anthony DeSclafani hits grand slam, Reds rout Cubs

Jun. 23, 2018 8:20 PM EDT

CINCINNATI (AP) — The last-place Cincinnati Reds slammed the Chicago Cubs — again. Anthony DeSclafani hit the first grand slam by a Cincinnati pitcher in 59 years, helping the Reds beat the Chicago Cubs 11-2 on Saturday for their sixth consecutive victory. It was Cincinnati's third slam in five days...

Martini gets 1st big league hit, Athletics top White Sox 7-6

Jun. 23, 2018 7:25 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Nick Martini picked a perfect time — and place — for his first major league hit. Pinch hitting, Martini drove in the tiebreaking run in the eighth inning with full-count single up the middle and the Oakland Athletics came back from an early five-run deficit to edge the Chicago...

A's recall OF Martini, send Bassitt, Coulombe to Triple-A

Jun. 23, 2018 1:25 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — The Oakland Athletics recalled outfielder Nick Martini from Triple-A Nashville on Saturday and optioned right-handed pitcher Chris Bassitt and left-hander Danny Coulombe before their game at Chicago against the White Sox. Martini will be available off the bench on Saturday. He was called up...

The Latest: Kansas welfare agency says children's needs met

Jun. 23, 2018 4:27 AM EDT

TOPEKA, Kansas (AP) — The Latest on the separation of immigrant children from their parents following President Donald Trump's order allowing them to remain with their parents (all times local): 6:30 p.m. Kansas' child welfare agency has concluded after an inspection that immigrant children housed in...

White Sox end 8-game skid, top A's 6-4 to split doubleheader

Jun. 23, 2018 12:03 AM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Lucas Giolito was rolling, feeling as comfortable as he has all season. It was just what the White Sox needed. Giolito pitched into the eighth inning before Xavier Cedeno worked out of a jam, and Chicago snapped an eight-game losing streak by beating the Oakland Athletics 6-4 Friday night to...

Delle Donne, Mystics use big first half to beat Sky 93-77

Jun. 22, 2018 11:22 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Elena Delle Donne scored 22 of her 30 points in the first half in the Washington Mystics' 93-77 victory over the Chicago Sky on Friday night. Delle Donne added 10 rebounds, six assists and two blocks. Kristi Tolliver scored 13 points — all in the first half — and Monique Currie...

Suarez's 2-run homer rallies Reds to 6-3 win over Cubs

Jun. 22, 2018 10:56 PM EDT

CINCINNATI (AP) — Whenever the Cubs come to town, their fans fill the stands at Great American Ball Park and their offense usually carries the day. Not so for the last two. Eugenio Suarez hit a go-ahead homer off Jose Quintana in the fifth inning, and the Cincinnati Reds held on for their fifth straight...

Ex-priest who abused child allowed access to Chicago schools

Jun. 22, 2018 4:24 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago Public Schools correspondence provided to The Associated Press shows that the nation's third largest school district gave a former Roman Catholic priest access to its schools for months despite knowing he was forced to leave the priesthood for sexually abusing a boy of 6 when he was...

Athletics activate Joyce, option Smolinski to Triple-A

Jun. 22, 2018 3:33 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — The Oakland Athletics have activated outfielder Matt Joyce from the 10-day disabled list and optioned outfielder Jake Smolinski to Triple-A Nashville. Sidelined since June 2 because of a strained lower back, Joyce was not in the lineup for the first game of Friday's doubleheader against the...