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The Latest: Bills agree to deal with guard Jon Feliciano

Mar. 24, 2019 9:13 AM EDT

The Latest on NFL free agency (all times EDT): 8:35 p.m. A person with direct knowledge of discussions tells The Associated Press that guard Jon Feliciano has agreed to a two-year contract with the Buffalo Bills. The person spoke on the condition of anonymity Tuesday because the signing won't be official until...

Wilson breaks out of scoring funk, Avs beat Blackhawks 4-2

Mar. 23, 2019 11:52 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — Colin Wilson stepped up with his team banged up. It was an opportune time for the Colorado Avalanche forward get back on track. Wilson scored his first goal in more than a month, Philipp Grubauer stopped 29 shots and the playoff-chasing Avalanche earned their fourth straight win by holding...

Gobert leads Jazz to 114-83 romp over Bulls

Mar. 23, 2019 11:40 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — The Jazz got a slap in the face a couple nights earlier and answered with quite a punch. Rudy Gobert had 21 points and 14 rebounds, and Utah rolled to one of its most lopsided wins of the season, beating the Chicago Bulls 114-83 Saturday night. The 31-point margin of victory was just three...

Bulls shut down Carter Jr., Hutchison for rest of season

Mar. 23, 2019 8:15 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago Bulls have ruled out injured rookies Wendell Carter Jr. and Chandler Hutchison for the remainder of the season, and might soon do the same with Otto Porter Jr. Executive vice president of basketball operations John Paxson says the Bulls have "run out of time" on Carter (left...

Looking for Cinderella? Check out Anteaters and the South

Mar. 23, 2019 5:33 PM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Can anyone carry the Loyola-Chicago mantle deep into this NCAA Tournament? Is there a double-digit seed left that's capable of grabbing the nation's imagination? Maybe one with an unusual nickname? Check out the South Region. There sits a big underdog with a distinctive mascot...

Illinois governor's schedule includes recommended attire

Mar. 23, 2019 10:26 AM EDT

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — What if you were governor of Illinois and didn't have a thing to wear? If you're J.B. Pritzker, you look at your daily schedule. During his first six weeks in office, Pritzker's appointment calendar includes 70 "attire" recommendations for events as varied as bill signings, a state...

R Kelly defense emerges, including saying accusers are lying

Mar. 22, 2019 10:23 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — R. Kelly yelled through tears in a recent TV interview before an audience numbering in the millions, saying he's in a fight for his life to disprove sexual abuse charges. That fight will ultimately be waged in court, with the only audience that matters numbering just 12 jurors. While the day...

5th ex-Wheaton football player pleads guilty in hazing case

Mar. 22, 2019 8:55 PM EDT

WHEATON, Ill. (AP) — The last of five former members of a Christian college football team in suburban Chicago has pleaded guilty to charges in a 2016 hazing incident. Benjamin Pettway of Lookout Mountain, Georgia, pleaded guilty Friday to misdemeanor disorderly conduct. DuPage County Circuit Judge Brian...

Stormy Daniels protests Illinois tax on strip clubs

Mar. 22, 2019 8:21 PM EDT

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Adult film star Stormy Daniels briefly appeared at the Illinois Capitol on Friday to protest the state's tax on strip clubs. The porn actress who alleges she had an affair with Donald Trump before he became president read a two-minute statement opposing the tax. Nicknamed the "pole...

R. Kelly's trip to Dubai off for now as contracts reworked

Mar. 22, 2019 3:51 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — An overseas trip by R. Kelly is in limbo after his attorney asked a judge Friday for more time to provide details to the court about up to five concerts the R&B singer wants to perform next month in Dubai. A Chicago pretrial hearing only briefly touched on a defense motion asking the...