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Abreu agrees to $50M, 3-year contract with White Sox

Nov. 22, 2019 1:45 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — José Abreu agreed to a $50 million, three-year contract with the White Sox, eight days after the first baseman accepted Chicago’s qualifying offer of a $17.8 million, one-year deal. Abreu receives a $5 million signing bonus payable on July 1 and salaries of $11 million in 2020,...

Boeing settles half of lawsuits tied to Indonesian crash

Nov. 22, 2019 1:05 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — Boeing has settled about half of the lawsuits filed in federal court over the October 2018 crash of a 737 Max jet off the coast of Indonesia. A Boeing spokesman said Friday that the company has settled 63 cases tied to the crash of a plane flown by Indonesia’s Lion Air. The company...

Cirelli, Point help Lightning top Blackhawks 4-2

Nov. 22, 2019 12:36 AM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — Even without Nikita Kucherov and Steven Stamkos, Tampa Bay had enough. Anthony Cirelli and Brayden Point scored 2:39 apart midway through the third period, and the Lightning beat the Chicago Blackhawks 4-2 on Thursday night. “You can’t replace those guys,” Point said....

Boahen scores 17 to carry UIC over Robert Morris 72-62

Nov. 21, 2019 10:54 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — Godwin Boahen scored 17 points and Illinois-Chicago beat Robert Morris 72-62 on Thursday night. Tarkus Ferguson had 14 points, seven rebounds and six assists for the Flames (2-3). Michael Diggins added 12 points, eight rebounds and five blocks. Brian Taylor, whose 9.0 points per game heading...

Lawsuit alleges McDonald’s puts employees in physical danger

Nov. 21, 2019 6:10 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — A group of employees from 13 McDonald’s restaurants in Chicago filed a lawsuit Thursday alleging that the company’s drive for profits puts workers at “daily risk” of physical attack by dangerous customers. In the lawsuit filed in Cook County court, the 17 workers...

Catcher Yasmani Grandal, White Sox reach $73M, 4-year deal

Nov. 21, 2019 5:43 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — Yasmani Grandal saw a young team stocked with promising pitchers and hitters. He envisioned a bright future for the Chicago White Sox, and he chose to be part of it. No longer burdened by draft-pick compensation, Grandal found the multiyear contract he failed to get last offseason. The...

Bears look to salvage lost season, starting with Giants

Nov. 21, 2019 5:08 PM EST

LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) — The Chicago Bears are searching for answers in a season that began with such promise coming off an NFC North championship. New York Giants right tackle Mike Remmers isn’t quite ready to write them off. “They could flip a switch at any moment and turn it...

Parole approved for Illinois inmate in 1960 triple-killing

Nov. 21, 2019 2:26 PM EST

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Illinois officials granted parole on Thursday to an 80-year-old inmate sentenced to life in prison for the 1960 killings of three suburban Chicago women, whose brutalized bodies were found in a cave at a state park. The Illinois Prisoner Review Board voted 9-4 to approve Chester...

Markkanen scores 24, Bulls beat Pistons 109-89

Nov. 20, 2019 11:54 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — After struggling with his shot for weeks, Lauri Markkanen said busting out of a slump Wednesday night was as simple as seeing the ball go through the basket. “The shot’s been feeling good the whole time,” he said. “That’s why it was frustrating to see it...

Colley scores 22 to lead Chicago St. over North Park 79-66

Nov. 20, 2019 11:26 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — Jace Colley had 22 points and 13 rebounds as Chicago State beat Division III North Park University 79-66 on Wednesday night. Xavier Johnson had 16 points for Chicago State (3-3). Amir Gholizadeh added 14 points. Lawrence Pointer had 23 points off the bench for the Vikings. Jacquan Binion...