CHICAGO (AP) — Free-agent closer Craig Kimbrel has agreed to a three-year contract with the Cubs in a big move to strengthen Chicago's bullpen.
CHICAGO (AP) — Kyle Schwarber hit a two-run homer and Chicago's beleaguered bullpen stepped up after Jon Lester departed with left hamstring tightness, leading the Cubs over the Pittsburgh Pirates 10-0 in their home opener on Monday.
The season did not end as Zion Williamson and RJ Barrett intended. The fabulous freshmen came to Duke to win a national championship and their bid came up short with a loss to Michigan State in the Elite Eight.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Cassius Winston put Michigan State on his shoulders and carried the Spartans into the Final Four for the first time since 2015.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The confetti was still swirling around Auburn coach Bruce Pearl when he gazed over a team headed to the first Final Four in school history and declared, "This one was for Chuma!"
LOS ANGELES (AP) — UFC superstar Conor McGregor announced his retirement on social media Monday night, abruptly ending his remarkable fighting career.
The upstart run for Loyola Chicago making the Final Four last year delivered more than just excitement for fans of Sister Jean and the Ramblers.
The St. Louis Cardinals knew that Paul Goldschmidt had one year left on his contract when they acquired the slugging first baseman in an offseason trade with the Arizona Diamondbacks.
Mike Trout and the Los Angeles Angels are close to finalizing a $432 million, 12-year contract that would shatter the record for the largest deal in North American sports history, a person familiar with the negotiations told The Associated Press.
JUPITER, Fla. (AP) — St. Louis pitcher Carlos Martinez will begin the season on the injured list as the two-time All-Star tries to work his way back from shoulder weakness.
CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) — A full regular-season schedule didn't provide a clear answer as to who is the best team in the majority of the power conferences.
ARCADIA, Calif. (AP) — The dirt track at eerily quiet Santa Anita is being tested extensively after the deaths of 21 thoroughbreds in two months forced the indefinite cancellation of racing and disrupted the workaday world of horses, trainers and jockeys.
LAKELAND, Fla. (AP) — Earlier this week, Detroit manager Ron Gardenhire left several of his top players out of the starting lineup. It was a rainy morning, but that wasn't the only reason. Gardenhire said some were dealing with aches and pains.
The Teutopolis Wooden Shoes overcame a 10-point first quarter deficit to defeat the Fairfield Mules 55-47 at the IHSA Class 2A Vandalia Sectional championship.
SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) — Longtime Syracuse basketball coach Jim Boeheim struck and killed a man standing along an interstate late Wednesday night as he tried to avoid hitting the man's disabled vehicle, police say.
When Hurricane Michael was making landfall in Florida on Oct. 10, the majority of the Indiana University football team was preparing for its homecoming game against Iowa.
CINCINNATI (AP) — Left-hander Austin Gomber took a no-hitter in the seventh inning and Dexter Fowler hit a two-run shot in the 11th on Tuesday night, leading the St. Louis Cardinals to a 4-2 victory over the Cincinnati Reds.
CHICAGO (AP) — Clay Buchholz pitched effectively into the seventh in his return from the disabled list, Steven Souza Jr. had three hits and an RBI and the Arizona Diamondbacks beat the Chicago Cubs 5-1 on Tuesday night for their third straight win.
A week removed from the NBA draft, the Chicago Bulls are definitely a team looking up. But it doesn’t stop there. More important questions arise as we approach free agency that starts on July 1st; such as whether they want next season to be another rebuild season, or a season spent fighting …
ATLANTA (AP) — NFL owners have approved a new policy aimed at addressing the firestorm over national anthem protests, permitting players to stay in the locker room during the "The Star-Spangled Banner" but requiring them to stand if they come to the field.
BOSTON (AP) — Trying to bolster their lineup for a playoff run and beating the trade deadline, the Kansas City Royals got outfielder Melky Cabrera from the Chicago White Sox on Sunday.
MILWAUKEE (AP) — Two levels up at Miller Park, two Chicago Cubs fans held up a "W'' banner to signify another win for the one of the hottest teams in the majors since the All-Star break.
CHICAGO (AP) — Matt Davidson hit a one-out, two-run homer in the ninth inning, and the Chicago White Sox beat Cleveland 3-1 on Sunday to end the Indians' nine-game winning streak.
Hall of Fame coach Ara Parseghian has returned to his home in Granger, Indiana, after spending more than a week in a nursing care facility because of an infection in his surgically repaired hip.
CHICAGO (AP) — Rick Hahn sat in the first row behind home plate. While batting practice hummed along in front of him, he kept his eyes on his phone. The general manager looked up every once and a while, only to return to his phone every time.
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Adam Frazier's game-ending single capped a two-run rally in the ninth inning that lifted the Pittsburgh Pirates over the St. Louis Cardinals 4-3 Sunday.
BALTIMORE (AP) — Jose Quintana dazzled in his debut for the Chicago Cubs, striking out a season-high 12 in seven sharp innings to beat the Baltimore Orioles 8-0 Sunday for a three-game sweep.
LONDON (AP) — After Roger Federer closed out a Wimbledon final that was more of a coronation than a contest with an ace, he sat in his changeover chair and wiped away tears.
CHICAGO (AP) — Jay Cutler threw for 252 yards and a touchdown after missing five games with a thumb injury, rookie Jordan Howard ran for a career-high 153 yards and a TD, and the Chicago Bears stunned the Minnesota Vikings 20-10 on Monday night.
DETROIT (AP) — The Chicago Cubs often were the team to beat in the National League early in the 20th century, rather than the lovable losers they became in the decades that followed.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Jon Lester pitched seven sharp innings, Addison Russell hit a tiebreaking homer and the Chicago Cubs moved one win from their first World Series trip in 71 years by beating the Los Angeles Dodgers 8-4 on Thursday.
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Maybe the Cowboys will be OK without quarterback Tony Romo this time. The future of the Dallas running game with Ezekiel Elliott looks pretty good, too.
- Farmweld breaks ground on 'dream' project
- Woman found dead in motel room
- Neoga hires Fritcher as superintendent
- County committee rejects memorial sign request
- Arrest made in suspicious garage fire
- Author with local roots aims to help teens in new novel
- Hodgson Mill sold; company moved out of state
- Suspicious fire being investigated; one person injured
- saving mother's life
- Driver airlifted after interstate crash Monday