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Glenn Robinson III scores 20 points, Warriors beat Bulls

Dec. 6, 2019 11:33 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — Draymond Green is finally getting to see Glenn Robinson III's complete game. Robinson scored the go-ahead basket and finished with 20 points to help the Golden State Warriors rally past the Chicago Bulls 100-98 on Friday night. The Warriors beat the Bulls for the second time this season,...

Illinois prison guards face federal charges in inmate death

Dec. 6, 2019 9:53 PM EST

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Three Illinois prison guards were arraigned in federal court Friday on charges of assault and civil rights violations in the May 2018 death of an inmate at Western Illinois Correctional Center. A grand jury indicted the correctional officers, who also face charges that they...

Holtkamp-Sterling becomes first mother to officiate in NBA

Dec. 6, 2019 9:42 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — Referee Lauren Holtkamp-Sterling made NBA history Friday night when she became the first mother to officiate a league game. Holtkamp-Sterling worked the Bulls-Warriors game in Chicago. The game was the first for Holtkamp-Sterling since she gave birth to daughter Stoan this year. She missed...

U.S. Soccer president takes issue with image of organization

Dec. 6, 2019 9:28 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — U.S. Soccer Federation President Carlos Cordeiro took issue with the image of a leaderless organization with no CEO and a poor work environment, though he acknowledged room to improve. “I think it's unfair to characterize us as being leaderless and in crisis,” he said following...

State trooper relieved of duty, charged with sex abuse

Dec. 6, 2019 7:07 PM EST

A trooper has been relieved of duty and charged with sexual assault in connection with incidents alleged to have occurred when he worked at a southern Illinois high school, according to the Illinois State Police. James Dierkes, 29, of Greenville was arrested Friday on aggravated criminal sexual abuse and criminal...

Cubs agree to 1-year contract with reliever Winkler

Dec. 6, 2019 6:21 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago Cubs and reliever Dan Winkler agreed Friday to a one-year contract that pays $750,000 in the majors. The 29-year-old right-hander is 8-2 with two saves and a 3.68 ERA in 117 relief appearances over five seasons with Atlanta. He was 3-1 with a 4.98 ERA in 27 outings for the Braves...

Evidence tampering alleged in police chief firing case

Dec. 6, 2019 5:41 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — A female Chicago police officer who was reportedly seen on video drinking with and kissing the now-fired police superintendent the night he was found asleep behind the wheel of his SUV has been accused of tampering with a cellphone investigators wanted to examine, a police department...

Jerry Jones tries everything, but Cowboys can't get it right

Dec. 6, 2019 5:41 PM EST

Jerry Jones tried ripping the coaching staff of the Dallas Cowboys after the first loss in the current three-game skid, then took the gentle approach following the second. The team's owner and general manager just looked mad at the world on an embarrassing night in Chicago and didn't seem to care that Dallas was...

Cannabis stocks' 2019 skid showing few signs of easing

Dec. 6, 2019 4:51 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — When it comes to investing in cannabis stocks, the marijuana bud's faded bloom has shown few signs of returning this year. Cannabis stocks have had a harsh comedown as investors' enthusiasm about the prospects for strong growth and blockbuster company mergers has dimmed. The ETFMG...

White Sox claim hard-throwing Tayron Guerrero off waivers

Dec. 6, 2019 4:48 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago White Sox claimed hard-throwing reliever Tayron Guerrero off waivers from the Miami Marlins on Friday. Boasting about a 100-mph fastball, the 6-foot-8 right-hander went 1-2 with a 6.26 ERA in 52 appearances for Miami last season. He had 43 strikeouts over 46 innings. The...