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Allen, Blues blank Blackhawks for 9th win in 10

CHICAGO (AP) — Jake Allen made 29 saves for his second shutout and the streaking St. Louis Blues beat the Chicago Blackhawks 2-0 for their ninth win in their last 10 games. Robert Bortuzzo and Alex Pietrangelo

White Sox, Moncada agree to $70M, 5-year deal

By JAY COHEN AP Sports Writer MESA, Ariz. (AP) — People with direct knowledge of the negotiations say the Chicago White Sox have agreed to a $70 million, five-year contract with Yoán Moncada, locking up another one

DeBrincat helps Blackhawks top Oilers to win 4th straight

By TIM CRONIN Associated Press CHICAGO (AP) — Alex DeBrincat scored two goals, rookie Adam Boqvist had two assists, and the Chicago Blackhawks beat the Edmonton Oilers 4-3. It was the fourth straight victory for the Blackhawks

Beasley scores 24 as Timberwolves beat Bulls 115-108

By BRIAN HALL Associated Press MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Malik Beasley scored 24 points and D’Angelo Russell added 19 for the Minnesota Timberwolves in a 115-108 win against the Chicago Bulls. Naz Reid had his second straight double-double

Bryant ruling: Cubs did nothing ‘nefarious’

CHICAGO (AP) – Arbitrator Mark Irvings accepted Chicago Cubs president of baseball operations Theo Epstein’s rationale for delaying Kris Bryant’s debut at the start of the 2015 season. Irvings concluded there was no proof of “a nefarious

White has 33 again, Bulls beat Wizards despite Beal’s 53

By ANDREW SELIGMAN AP Sports Writer CHICAGO (AP) — Coby White scored 33 points to join Michael Jordan as the only Bulls rookies with consecutive 30-point games, and Chicago overcame Bradley Beal’s career-high 53 points to snap

Nylander nets 2, Blackhawks beat Flames 8-4 to snap skid

CALGARY, Alberta (AP) — Alex Nylander had two goals and the Chicago Blackhawks snapped a five-game losing streak with an 8-4 victory over the Calgary Flames. Jonathan Toews, Dominik Kubalik, Alex DeBrincat, Brandon Saad, Patrick Kane and

Epstein claims `no hard feelings’ between Cubs, Bryant

MESA – (AP) Theo Epstein claims there are no hard feelings on either side in the relationship between the Chicago Cubs and Kris Bryant. Bryant’s grievance against the team was denied by arbitrator Mark Irvings. The arbitrator

Beal scores 30, Wizards beat Bulls 126-114

WASHINGTON (AP) – Bradley Beal scored 30 points, and the Washington Wizards held off Zach LaVine and the Chicago Bulls for a 126-114 win. Rui Hachimura added 20 points for Washington, which won for the fourth time

Draisaitl, Yamamoto lead Oilers past slumping Blackhawks 5-3

EDMONTON (AP) – Leon Draisaitl had a goal and three assists, Kailer Yamamoto scored twice and the Edmonton Oilers won without captain Connor McDavid in the lineup, defeating the Chicago Blackhawks 5-3. Riley Sheahan and Ryan Nugent-Hopkins

McAvoy, Bruins beat Blackhawks 2-1 for 5th straight victory

CHICAGO (AP) Charlie McAvoy scored 1:19 into overtime, and the Boston Bruins beat the Chicago Blackhawks 2-1 for their fifth straight victory. McAvoy finished a pretty passing sequence for the defenseman’s first goal of the season. David

Hippo Fiona makes a mess of her Super Bowl pick

CINCINNATI (AP) — Fiona the hippopotamus heartthrob at an Ohio zoo has literally thrown up her choice for Sunday’s Super Bowl. The 1,200-pound toddler likes the Kansas City Chiefs to beat the San Francisco 49ers. Fiona drew worldwide

Ticket broker, 2 White Sox employees are accused of fraud

CHICAGO (AP) — A ticket broker and two Chicago White Sox employees are accused of fraudulently selling thousands of tickets to the team’s games. Great Tickets owner Bruce Lee of Chicago is charged with wire fraud and

Cubs finalize 1-year deal with reliever Jeremy Jeffress

CHICAGO (AP) – The Chicago Cubs and reliever Jeremy Jeffress have finalized an $850,000, one-year contract. The 32-year-old Jeffress can earn $200,000 in performance bonuses. Jeffress was one of baseball’s most dominant relievers in 2018, going 8-1

Chicago Cubs reach deals with RHP Jeffress, OF Souza

CHICAGO (AP) – The Chicago Cubs are taking two more low-risk fliers on a pair of players hoping to rebound from injuries, reaching one-year deals with reliever Jeremy Jeffress and outfielder Steven Souza Jr. Jeffress’ contract is

LaVine delivers late, Bulls edge Spurs 110-109

CHICAGO (AP) – Zach LaVine scored 14 of his 23 points in the fourth quarter, including two clutch foul shots with 2.1 seconds left, and the Chicago Bulls beat the San Antonio Spurs 110-109. LaVine won an

Super Bowl a tossup at legal sports books

LAS VEGAS (AP) – Even the bookies are having a problem making a favorite in the Super Bowl. The San Francisco 49ers and Kansas City Chiefs are pick ’em at many sports books in Las Vegas, while

Quenneville returns to Chicago with Florida Panthers

CHICAGO (AP) —Joel Quenneville leads the Florida Panthers into Chicago on Tuesday to take on the streaking Blackhawks. It will be his first visit since his wildly successful run in the Windy City ended some 14 months

Antetokounmpo has triple-double as Bucks down Bulls 111-98

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Giannis Antetokounmpo had a triple-double and scored his 10,000th career point as the Milwaukee Bucks beat the Chicago Bulls 111-98 to sweep the four-game season series. Antetokounmpo had 28 points, 14 rebounds and 10

Patrick Kane Reaches 1,000 Career Points

CHICAGO (AP) — Patrick Kane reached 1,000 career points when he picked up an assist on Brandon Saad’s third-period goal, and the Chicago Blackhawks beat the Winnipeg Jets 5-2 for their season-high fifth straight win. Kane became

Kane gets 1,000th point, Blackhawks beat Jets 5-2

CHICAGO (AP) – Patrick Kane reached 1,000 career points when he picked up an assist on Brandon Saad’s third-period goal, and the Chicago Blackhawks beat the Winnipeg Jets 5-2 for their season-high fifth straight win. Kane became

Mets ditch Carlos Beltrán after cheating scandal

NEW YORK (AP) — Carlos Beltrán, called out on a curveball again. So for the second time since they last threw a pitch, the New York Mets are in the market for a new manager. Beltrán’s 2

Bears hire new offensive coordinator

LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) — Chicago Bears coach Matt Nagy made several changes to his staff, hiring Bill Lazor as offensive coordinator and John DeFilippo as quarterbacks coach. Dave Ragone, Brian Ginn, Chris Jackson and Shane Toub

Smith scores twice, Blackhawks beat Canadiens 4-1

MONTREAL (AP) – Zack Smith scored twice to give the Chicago Blackhawks a 4-1 victory over the Montreal Canadiens. Alex DeBrincat and Drake Caggiula also scored for the Blackhawks. Corey Crawford stopped 32 shots to improve to