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Walton's World: Big Bill brings unique musings to baseball

Aug. 17, 2019 4:09 AM EDT

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Basketball Hall of Famer Bill Walton brought his unique commentary and musings to the baseball booth Friday night. After nine innings, it was evident Chicago White Sox broadcasts might never be the same again. Walton was the guest analyst because Steve Stone is taking this weekend's...

Giolito Ks 11, McCann hits slam as White Sox top Angels 7-2

Aug. 17, 2019 3:03 AM EDT

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — James McCann is certainly enjoying a grand week at the plate. The Chicago White Sox catcher hit his second grand slam in three games during Friday night's 7-2 victory over the Los Angeles Angels. McCann, who launched a slam during the eighth inning Wednesday at Houston, did it in the...

Newman hits RBI single in 9th, lifts Pirates past Cubs 3-2

Aug. 16, 2019 11:40 PM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Kevin Newman felt the entire crowd on his side when he stepped to the plate in the ninth inning of a tie game. Pinch-hitter Cole Tucker drew a bases-loaded walk and Newman hit an RBI single, all with two out, as the Pittsburgh Pirates rallied to beat the Cubs 3-2 on Friday night. Tucker...

Quigley scores 26, Sky beat Sparks 91-81

Aug. 16, 2019 10:50 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Allie Quigley scored 26 points to help the Chicago Sky beat Los Angeles 91-81 to pull into a tie for fourth place with the Sparks on Friday night. Courtney Vandersloot added 17 points and nine assists, Astou Ndour and Diamond DeShields had 11 points each, and Stefanie Dolson scored 10 for...

Man found guilty in fatal shooting of Chicago police officer

Aug. 16, 2019 10:06 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — A guilty verdict has been returned against a homeless man who defended himself against murder and aggravated battery charges in the fatal shooting of an off-duty Chicago police officer. Jovan Battle rejected an attorney appointed by the court to represent him for the March 25 fatal shooting...

Chicago police recover 60 guns during raid on home

Aug. 16, 2019 7:13 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago police officials say they were acting on intelligence when they seized more than 60 guns from a home on the city's West Side. Police Lt. Jeff Schaaf says Friday that officers served a search warrant late Thursday at the home in the Lawndale neighborhood. He said investigators believe...

Priest already deemed sexually violent sentenced again

Aug. 16, 2019 4:33 PM EDT

ST. LOUIS (AP) — The first Catholic priest in the U.S. to be labeled sexually violent when he was convicted in Illinois was sentenced Friday to 10 years in prison for abusing two boys in Missouri in the 1990s. Fred Lenczycki, 75, pleaded guilty in May to two counts of sodomy for crimes that occurred from...

Illinois state senator pleads not guilty to embezzlement

Aug. 16, 2019 2:16 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — An Illinois state senator has pleaded not guilty to federal charges alleging he took more than $250,000 in salary and benefits over three years from the Teamsters while doing little or no work. Democrat Thomas Cullerton of Villa Park was due to be released on his own recognizance following...

Trump continues to weigh possible Blagojevich commutation

Aug. 16, 2019 9:07 AM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — President Donald Trump says he's still considering whether to sign commutation papers freeing former Illinois governor and one-time "Celebrity Apprentice" contestant Rod Blagojevich from federal prison in Colorado. Trump told reporters Thursday before leaving from Morristown, New Jersey,...

Illinois trooper wounded while serving traffic stop warrant

Aug. 16, 2019 7:25 AM EDT

WHEELING, Ill. (AP) — Authorities say an Illinois State Police trooper who was shot and wounded at a home in suburban Chicago was among a group of officers serving a warrant related to a traffic stop. State police say officers with the search and arrest warrant were at a home in Wheeling about 6:30 p.m....