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Marlins hit back-to-back homers, Luzardo beats Cubs 3-0

Aug. 07, 2022 20:33 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Jesús Luzardo allowed one hit over seven innings for his first win since April, and Jacob Stallings and Peyton Burdick hit back-to-back home runs as the Miami Marlins beat the Chicago Cubs 3-0 on Sunday to prevent a three-game sweep. Yan Gomes singled with two outs...

Chicago pounds out 15 hits, beats Texas 8-2 for series split

Aug. 07, 2022 19:13 PM EDT

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Andrew Vaughn had a two-run home run among his three hits, Luis Robert hit a two-run double, and AJ Pollock had two doubles in a three-hit game as the Chicago White Sox beat the Texas Rangers 8-2 on Sunday to split a four-game series. Leury Garcia had three...

Parker, Sky beat Sun 94-91, set franchise's win record

Aug. 07, 2022 16:02 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Candace Parker scored 18 points, grabbed 12 rebounds and tipped a pass to Emma Meesseman for a 3-pointer in the closing seconds to help the Chicago Sky beat the Connecticut Sun 94-91 Sunday to set the franchise record for wins in a season. Courtney Vandersloot had...

Smyly finally wins at home as Cubs beat Marlins 4-0

Aug. 06, 2022 18:35 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Drew Smyly tossed shutout ball into the seventh inning for his first win at Wrigley Field for the Cubs, leading Chicago past the Miami Marlins 4-0 on Saturday. P.J. Higgins homered and singled, and Nico Hoerner added three hits and an RBI to help the Cubs defeat...

More police promised for Chicago trains after fatal shooting

Aug. 06, 2022 17:09 PM EDT

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Chicago police and transit officials on Saturday pledged additional security for the city's trains to stem a spike in violent crime after the shooting death of a passenger overnight. A 29-year-old man, Diuntel Moon, was shot multiple times in the chest and...

Cubs DFA 4-time Gold-Glove winner Andrelton Simmons

Aug. 06, 2022 14:34 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago Cubs reinstated 11-year veteran shortstop Andrelton Simmons from the injured list on Saturday, then designated the four-time Gold Glove winner for assignment before their game with the Miami Marlins. Simmons signed a $4 million deal with the Cubs in March...

No injuries as plane make emergency landing in Libertyville

Aug. 06, 2022 12:34 PM EDT

LIBERTYVILLE, Ill. (AP) — A small airplane made an emergency landing Friday in a commercial district in Libertyville, officials said. The (Arlington Heights) Daily Herald reports that engine failure forced the pilot to land the plane about 10:15 p.m. on Milwaukee Avenue near a...

Chicago ties franchise record with 24 regular-season wins

Aug. 06, 2022 02:27 AM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Kahleah Copper scored 19 points, Allie Quigley added 18 points and the Chicago Sky beat the short-handed Washington Mystics 93-83 on Friday night. Chicago (24-8) tied a franchise record for most regular-season wins, last done by the 2013 team. The Sky have a two-game...

Cease pitches 6 strong innings, White Sox beat Rangers 2-1

Aug. 06, 2022 00:19 AM EDT

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Dylan Cease pitched six strong innings following a relatively rough start, Eloy Jimenez hit a tiebreaking solo home run and the Chicago White Sox beat the Texas Rangers 2-1 on Friday night. The first start in August for Cease (12-4) resembled those of the...

Officials: Central Illinois day care worker has monkeypox

Aug. 05, 2022 19:52 PM EDT

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) — A central Illinois day care worker has developed monkeypox but it has not spread to others at the center, public health officials said Friday. The worker at the unidentified day care in the village of Rantoul was in isolation and doing well, officials said....