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In and outside court, Smollett fights for reputation, career

Dec. 07, 2021 00:02 AM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — Outside the courtroom where former “Empire” actor Jussie Smollett is fighting charges accusing him of lying to Chicago police about being the victim of an anti-gay, racist attack, his publicist has introduced a roster of supporters to the assembled TV cameras. ...

Smollett back on stand after calling hoax claim '100% false'

Dec. 06, 2021 23:58 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — Jussie Smollett will return to the witness stand Tuesday at his trial in Chicago, where the former “Empire” actor called claims that he staged an anti-gay, racist attack on himself “100% false.” Prosecutors will continue cross-examining the 39-year-old, who...

LaVine nets 32, Bulls overcome DeRozan's absence, top Denver

Dec. 06, 2021 23:55 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago Bulls found out they had to get by without DeMar DeRozan, then showed they have enough to keep winning, even when they're missing one of their best players. It sure is a welcomed change for Zach LaVine after years of losing. “No idea,...

Bulls' DeRozan enters NBA's health and safety protocols

Dec. 06, 2021 19:52 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago Bulls leading scorer DeMar DeRozan entered the NBA's health and safety protocols on Monday, a major blow for a team with the second-best record in the Eastern Conference. DeRozan participated in the morning shootaround prior to the game against the Denver...

Jussie Smollett testifies at his trial: 'There was no hoax'

Dec. 06, 2021 19:49 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — Former “Empire” actor Jussie Smollett denied Monday that he staged an anti-gay, racist attack on himself, testifying at his trial that “there was no hoax" and that he was the victim of a hate crime in his downtown Chicago neighborhood. Smollett, who faces...

Packers hopeful about injured players entering stretch run

Dec. 06, 2021 16:24 PM EST

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — Green Bay Packers coach Matt LaFleur says there’s a possibility three of his injured Pro Bowl players from last season could return to practice this week. The Packers have been playing without 2020 All-Pro left tackle David Bakhtiari (knee) as well as...

Smollett testifies at trial on charges he lied to Chicago police about racist, anti-gay attack: "There was no hoax"

Dec. 06, 2021 16:23 PM EST
CHICAGO (AP) — Smollett testifies at trial on charges he lied to Chicago police about racist, anti-gay attack: "There was no hoax."

Bears assessing QB Justin Fields' ability to face Green Bay

Dec. 06, 2021 15:14 PM EST

LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) — The Chicago Bears showed Sunday they struggle trying to beat good teams with veteran Andy Dalton at quarterback. The attention turns now to getting rookie quarterback Justin Fields available and healthy enough to face the Green Bay Packers for a second time...

Key moments since Jussie Smollett reported Chicago attack

Dec. 06, 2021 13:42 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — Jussie Smollett is on trial on charges that he lied to Chicago police when the former “Empire” actor and R&B singer reported being the victim of a racist and homophobic attack nearly three years ago. Some key moments in the story: Jan. 22, 2019 ...

Dalton's interceptions send Bears to loss against Cardinals

Dec. 05, 2021 19:05 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — Quarterback Andy Dalton knew the Chicago Bears had little margin for error going against the team with the NFL's best record. The Bears weren’t even close to playing error-free football as four interceptions set up Arizona for four easy scores, and the...