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LEADING OFF: Stanton returns to Miami, Altuve off the DL

Aug. 21, 2018 3:04 AM EDT

A look at what's happening around the majors today: SOUTH BEACH STANTON Giancarlo Stanton returns to Marlins Park for the first time since Miami traded him to the New York Yankees in December. Stanton spent his first eight years with the Marlins and was the NL MVP last season when he hit 59 home runs. Stanton...

Prosecutors rest case against 1 suspect in Chicago shooting

Aug. 21, 2018 12:00 AM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Prosecutors have rested their case against one of the suspects in the 2013 death of a Chicago student who was shot just days after she performed with her high school band at President Barack Obama's inaugural festivities. Separate juries hearing the cases against Micheail Ward and Kenneth...

2 teens found dead in a field among latest Chicago victims

Aug. 20, 2018 6:40 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Police said Monday that two teenage boys who were missing for days have been found shot to death in a field on Chicago's South Side and that two people have been taken into custody for questioning. The bodies of 16-year-old Raysuan Turner and 17-year-old Darnelle Flowers were found Sunday...

Bears linebacker Leonard Floyd undergoes surgery on hand

Aug. 20, 2018 6:26 PM EDT

LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) — Despite impressive preseason numbers, the Chicago Bears will enter the regular season no more certain about their pass rush than when they opened training camp due to an injury to linebacker Leonard Floyd. Floyd, the Bears' first-round draft pick in 2016, broken his right hand in...

Bears' Hall suspended for violation of NFL substance policy

Aug. 20, 2018 4:51 PM EDT

LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) — Chicago Bears cornerback Deiondre' Hall has been suspended for the season opener at Green Bay for a violation of the NFL's substance abuse policy. Hall can continue practicing in the preseason and play in the final two preseason games, but will not be allowed to practice during the...

AbbVie donates $100M to Ronald McDonald House Charities

Aug. 20, 2018 3:25 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Drugmaker AbbVie is donating $100 million to Ronald McDonald House Charities, which help provide housing to pediatric patients and their families throughout the U.S. The donation announced Monday is the single largest ever gift to Chicago-based charity network. The money will be used to...

Bears lose Leonard Floyd, Adam Shaheen to injuries

Aug. 20, 2018 1:54 PM EDT

LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) — The Chicago Bears are uncertain whether outside linebacker Leonard Floyd and tight end Adam Shaheen will be available to start the regular season after suffering injuries Saturday in a 24-23 preseason win at Denver. Floyd underwent surgery Sunday to repair a broken bone in his...

Police say Chicago teen killed himself; family denies he did

Aug. 19, 2018 10:37 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Authorities say a Chicago teenager killed himself after being chased by police, but his family thinks the officers shot him and they're calling for an independent investigation. The Chicago Tribune reports that police say 15-year-old Steve Rosenthal fled Friday when officers who allegedly...

Fever snap 5-game skid, beat Sky 97-92 in finale

Aug. 19, 2018 8:52 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Candice Dupree and Cappie Pondexter had 22 points each to help the Indiana Fever close the season with a 97-92 victory over the Chicago Sky on Sunday. The Fever snapped a five-game losing to finish a WNBA-worst 6-28. Kelsey Mitchell and Tiffany Mitchell added 14 points apiece for Indiana,...

Rosario's HR in 8th leads Twins past Tigers 5-4

Aug. 19, 2018 7:20 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — While Minnesota's pitchers were struggling with the strike zone, the Twins' hitters were teeing off. Eddie Rosario hit a tiebreaking drive in the eighth inning for Minnesota's third homer of the day, helping the Twins top the Detroit Tigers 5-4 on Sunday. Max Kepler and Jake Cave also...