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Abreu, Dozier collide, Royals and Chisox split doubleheader

May. 14, 2021 23:41 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Rookie Andrew Vaughn, starting the nightcap at first base after AL MVP Jose Abreu was injured in a frightening collision in the first game, homered to send the Chicago White Sox over the Kansas City Royals 3-1 Friday for a doubleheader split. The Royals...

From a distance, Bears' Nagy gets 1st look at rookie Fields

May. 14, 2021 19:46 PM EDT

LAKE FOREST, IL (AP) — Chicago Bears rookie quarterback Justin Fields is taking it one step at a time even if a large amount of the team’s fan base wants him playing on opening night against the Los Angeles Rams. For Fields, one step at a time means letting his head...

Veteran catcher Tyler Flowers retires at age of 35

May. 14, 2021 19:24 PM EDT

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Veteran catcher Tyler Flowers has retired a week after signing a minor league contract with the Atlanta Braves. MLB.com first reported Flowers’ decision and noted that he hurt his back last weekend. Braves manager Brian Snitker confirmed Flowers’...

Abreu, Dozier hurt in collision, leave White Sox-Royals game

May. 14, 2021 17:08 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago White Sox first baseman Jose Abreu injured his face and knee after colliding hard with Kansas City third baseman Hunter Dozier on the first base line in the opener of a doubleheader Friday. Shortly after both players left the game, the White Sox...

LaVine, Markkanen lead Bulls past Raptors, 114-102

May. 13, 2021 23:44 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Zach LaVine scored 24 points, Lauri Markkanen added 20 and the Chicago Bulls beat the short-handed Toronto Raptors 114-102 on Thursday night. The Bulls pulled within two games of idle Washington with two remaining for 10th place in the Eastern Conference...

Chicago cat fleeing fire survives 5-story jump, walks off

May. 13, 2021 22:28 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — A Chicago cat may now have eight lives after jumping out of a fifth-floor window Thursday afternoon to escape an apartment fire. Chicago Fire Department personnel were taking a video of the exterior of the building as firefighters were extinguishing the...

Plane makes emergency landing on interstate near Joliet

May. 13, 2021 19:50 PM EDT

NEW LENOX, Ill. (AP) — A stalled engine forced the pilot of a small aircraft to make an emergency landing Thursday on Interstate 355 near Interstate 80 south of Chicago, according to authorities. Illinois State Police Master Sgt. Brian McKinney said the pilot and three...

Twins, Phillies, Brewers set plans for 100% fan capacity

May. 13, 2021 19:35 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The Minnesota Twins, Philadelphia Phillies and Milwaukee Brewers have set plans to host 100% capacity at their ballparks, joining the Arizona Diamondbacks, Atlanta Braves, Texas Rangers and Washington Nationals. The Twins, who started the season at 25%...

Alderman, Daley relative pleads not guilty to tax charges

May. 13, 2021 18:38 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — An alderman who is also the nephew and grandson of two former mayors of Chicago pleaded not guilty Thursday to federal tax charges tied to a failed bank. Patrick Daley Thompson faces five counts of filing false tax returns and two of making false...

White Sox beat Twins 4-2, stretch winning streak to 6

May. 13, 2021 18:22 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Tim Anderson and Jake Lamb homered, Billy Hamilton made a leaping catch at the wall to end a bases-loaded threat and the Chicago White Sox beat the Minnesota Twins 4-2 Thursday for their sixth straight win. Lance Lynn (4-1) struck out nine in five innings...