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Cubs' Rizzo sprains right ankle, set for MRI on Monday

Sep. 15, 2019 8:06 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Anthony Rizzo was helped off the field Sunday by a trainer and a teammate with a sprained right ankle, and Wrigley Field fell silent. With Chicago's postseason pursuit already hindered by a season-ending injury to shortstop Javier Báez, the team may now be without another star player....

Packers ride Rodgers' hot start to 21-16 win over Vikings

Sep. 15, 2019 6:54 PM EDT

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — All that mattered to Aaron Rodgers on Sunday was that the Packers won. That's it. Rodgers threw two early touchdowns and Green Bay held on for a 21-16 victory over the Minnesota Vikings. "The biggest thing is that we're 2-0," he said. "I know we owe a lot of that to our defense and...

Cubs' Rizzo exits with sprained right ankle

Sep. 15, 2019 4:10 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago Cubs slugger Anthony Rizzo left Sunday's game against the Pittsburgh Pirates in the third inning with a sprained right ankle. X-rays taken at Wrigley Field showed no broken bones. An MRI is scheduled for Monday to determine the severity of the injury. The first baseman suffered the...

Officials: 2 new cases of Legionnaires' in suburban Chicago

Sep. 15, 2019 11:02 AM EDT

BATAVIA, Ill. (AP) — Public health officials are worried an outbreak of Legionnaires' disease at a suburban Chicago retirement home appears to be spreading with two new cases in the nearby community. Legionnaire's is a flu-like illness contracted when infected water vapor is inhaled. The elderly and people...

Teachers in Chicago inch closer to possible strike

Sep. 15, 2019 9:43 AM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Teachers in the nation's third-largest school district are inching closer to a strike that could happen as early as next month. After rejecting the district's latest offer, Chicago educators are back at the bargaining table negotiating issues including pay, staffing shortages and class size....

Chicago installs lakefront barriers to shield against damage

Sep. 15, 2019 9:20 AM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago officials say crews will install hundreds of yards of barriers along Lake Michigan to guard against flood damage from storms in the fall and winter. Mayor Lori Lightfoot says high lake levels have been an ongoing issue historically and the barriers will help mitigate vulnerable...

System slow to resolve complaints of Chicago police torture

Sep. 15, 2019 1:06 AM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Decades after evidence first emerged that Chicago police detectives were repeatedly winning confessions through coercion and torture, the Cook County criminal justice system struggles to respond to the complaints of hundreds of defendants that they were coerced years ago into falsely...

Francois leads Hampton to 41-20 win over Howard

Sep. 14, 2019 11:44 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Deondre Francois led Hampton to a 41-20 win over Howard at the Chicago Football Classic on Saturday. Francois answered an early Howard field goal with a 70-yard touchdown throw to Darran Butts and Hampton led 7-3 early in the second quarter. He then hit Jadakis Bonds for a 68-yard score but...

Cubs set team HR record, clobber Pirates 14-1

Sep. 14, 2019 10:21 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — All of a sudden, the Chicago Cubs are locked in at the plate and looking like a confident, playoff-bound team again. Kris Bryant and rookie Nico Hoerner each homered among three hits, and the Cubs went deep four times to set a club record with 237 home runs as they pounded the Pittsburgh...

Chicago shuts out FC Dallas 4-0, Sapong scores twice

Sep. 14, 2019 7:02 PM EDT

BRIDGEVIEW, Ill. (AP) — C.J. Sapong recorded a pair of goals for the Chicago Fire in a 4-0 shutout win over FC Dallas Saturday. Sapong gave Chicago (9-12-10) a 1-0 advantage in the seventh minute on a shot 13 yards out from the right side of the box. Przemyslaw Frankowski put Chicago on top 2-0 in the 16th...