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Eastern Illinois tops Green Bay 93-80

Dec. 7, 2019 7:14 PM EST

CHARLESTON, Ill. (AP) — Mack Smith and George Dixon scored 24 points apiece as Eastern Illinois beat Green Bay 93-80 on Saturday. Dixon also had 13 rebounds and three blocks for the Panthers. Deang Deang had 12 points for Eastern Illinois (5-4). Josiah Wallace added 11 points. The Panthers picked up 40...

Diggins scores 25 to carry UIC past Purdue Fort Wayne 62-49

Dec. 7, 2019 7:06 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — Michael Diggins had a season-high 25 points as Illinois-Chicago beat Purdue Fort Wayne 62-49 on Saturday. Diggins shot 10 for 11 from the field. Jamie Ahale had 19 points, hitting six from distance for Illinois-Chicago (4-6). Godwin Boahen added 13 points and 12 rebounds. Tarkus Ferguson had...

Robinson has 210 yards, 2 TDs in Illinois State's 24-14 win

Dec. 7, 2019 6:35 PM EST

CONWAY, Ark. (AP) — James Robinson rushed for 210 yards and two touchdowns and Illinois State knocked off eighth-seeded Central Arkansas 24-14 on Saturday in the second round of the FCS playoffs. Robinson, the second-leading rusher in the FCS who set a school record with 297 yards in a first-round victory...

Chicago Cubs facing federal review over Wrigley Field access

Dec. 7, 2019 6:17 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — Federal officials are investigating whether the Chicago Cubs’ ongoing $1 billion renovation of Wrigley Field provides adequate wheelchair access. The Cubs have filed a notice of the review in Chicago federal court where the team is defending itself against a lawsuit filed by a...

Childs scores 23 to carry Bradley past NC A&T 83-52

Dec. 7, 2019 5:48 PM EST

PEORIA, Ill. (AP) — Elijah Childs had 23 points and nine rebounds as Bradley rolled past NC A&T 83-52 on Saturday. Stephan Gabriel had 12 points off the bench for Bradley (6-3). Koch Bar added 10 points and eight rebounds. Darrell Brown had 10 points and six assists for the home team. NC A&T put up...

Southern Miss holds off Southern Illinois for 72-69 victory

Dec. 7, 2019 5:39 PM EST

HATTIESBURG, Miss. (AP) — LaDavius Draine and Tyler Stevenson made five free throws down the stretch as Southern Mississippi held off Southern Illinois 72-69 on Saturday afternoon to halt a four-game skid. The teams swapped the lead throughout until the Golden Eagles made a final sprint to the finish....

Williamson lifts Loyola of Chicago past Quincy 90-59

Dec. 7, 2019 4:39 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — Lucas Williamson had a career-high 25 points as Loyola of Chicago easily beat Division II Quincy University 90-59 on Saturday. Williamson made 7 of 8 3-pointers. Cameron Krutwig had 18 points and eight rebounds for Loyola of Chicago (6-4). Marquise Kennedy added 11 points. Aher Uguak had...

Chicago chief's firing again rattles confidence in force

Dec. 7, 2019 10:57 AM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — The unceremonious firing of Chicago's police superintendent just weeks before his retirement has rattled a department that, under his leadership, was seeking to restore public confidence since the release of a 2014 video showing a white officer killing a black teenager with 16 gunshots. ...

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...