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Bregman 2 HRs, 2 doubles, 6 RBIs, Astros trample Chisox 21-5

Aug. 18, 2022 19:21 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Alex Bregman hit two homers and two doubles, driving in a career-high six runs and powering the Houston Astros past the Chicago White Sox 21-5 Thursday. Houston’s run total tied for the second most in team history — the Astros scored 23 against Baltimore in 2019....

Woman says it was her, R. Kelly in key video at 2008 trial

Aug. 18, 2022 19:13 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — A woman who has been central to R. Kelly’s legal troubles for more than two decades testified Thursday that the R&B singer sexually abused her “hundreds” of times before she turned 18 and that it was her and Kelly in a videotape that was at the heart of his 2008 child...

Chicago cop charged, allegedly pinned boy while off-duty

Aug. 18, 2022 14:42 PM EDT

PARK RIDGE, Ill. (AP) — A Chicago police sergeant has been charged in an off-duty incident in which he allegedly pinned down a 14-year-old suburban Chicago boy and pressed a knee to his back after suspecting him of stealing his son's bicycle. Sgt. Michael Vitellaro faces charges of...

Coroner: Lake Michigan body is that of missing Chicago man

Aug. 18, 2022 10:07 AM EDT

WHITING, Ind. (AP) — A body found near northwestern Indiana's Lake Michigan shoreline has been identified as that of a Chicago man who vanished with a friend in late July during a boating trip, authorities said. The body of Dexter Trendell Sain, 36, was recovered Tuesday near...

Valdez, Alvarez lead Astros to 3-2 win over White Sox

Aug. 18, 2022 00:42 AM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — The Houston Astros got back in the win column after blowing late leads in consecutive losses — not exactly shocking considering they own the best record in the American League. Framber Valdez threw solid seven innings, Yordan Alvarez drove in a run and scored one,...

Liberty score final 13 points, beat Sky in playoff opener

Aug. 17, 2022 22:26 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Sabrina Ionescu had 22 points, seven rebounds and six assists, Natasha Howard also scored 22 points and the seventh-seeded New York Liberty beat the defending champion Chicago Sky 98-91 on Wednesday night in the opening game of the WNBA playoffs. New York scored the...

Attorney: Don't accept portrayal of R. Kelly as `monster'

Aug. 17, 2022 18:59 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — R. Kelly kept an ugly side of his life hidden as he escaped poverty in Chicago and rose to pop music stardom, a prosecutor told jurors Wednesday at the singer's trial on charges accusing him of enticing girls for sex and rigging a 2008 child pornography case. ...

Former Phillies manager Joe Girardi to join Cubs TV booth

Aug. 17, 2022 13:11 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Former Philadelphia Phillies manager Joe Girardi has joined Marquee Sports Network as a game analyst for the Chicago Cubs, one of his former teams. Marquee said Wednesday that Girardi will be in the booth with Jon Sciambi and former big league pitcher Jim Deshaies...

Blackhawks agree to 1-year deal with D Jack Johnson

Aug. 17, 2022 11:36 AM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago Blackhawks have agreed to a one-year contract with Jack Johnson after the veteran defenseman helped Colorado win the Stanley Cup last season. The rebuilding Blackhawks announced the deal on Wednesday. Johnson's contract carries a $950,000 hit for the...

Moncada hits winning single in 8th again, ChiSox beat Astros

Aug. 17, 2022 00:46 AM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago White Sox came into the season with huge expectations and their sights set on a deep postseason run. Though it hasn't gone the way they envisioned, they are rolling at the moment — and closing in on the AL Central lead. Yoán Moncada came...