LAS VEGAS — Denny Hamlin earned his first career victory at Las Vegas Motor Speedway on Sunday night, holding off Chase Elliott and kicking off the second round of the NASCAR Cup Series playoffs with his second win in September.
CHICAGO — The surging St. Louis Cardinals soared to their 13th straight win Friday, using homers by Paul Goldschmidt and Tyler O’Neill to top the Chicago Cubs 8-5 in the opener of a doubleheader.
MILWAUKEE — Paul Goldschmidt homered twice, and the St. Louis Cardinals overcame a five-run deficit to beat the Milwaukee Brewers 8-5 Thursday and extend their longest winning streak in 39 years to 12 games.
CLEVELAND (AP) — There was going to be a point, maybe later this season or early next, when Justin Fields was going to become Chicago's starting quarterback.
CLEVELAND (AP) — Tony La Russa stood in the visiting dugout, soaking in the scene as the Chicago White Sox celebrated their first AL Central title since 2008.
MILWAUKEE — Jon Lester notched his 200th career win, Nolan Arenado hit a two-run homer and the St. Louis Cardinals beat the NL Central-leading Milwaukee Brewers 5-2 Monday night for their ninth consecutive win.
LAKE FOREST, Ill. — With quarterback Joe Burrow healed, the Cincinnati Bengals came into the season believing they were in position to improve on a dismal 2020.
NEW YORK (AP) — On the morning of the trade deadline in late July, the St. Louis Cardinals were a .500 team sitting 7 1/2 games outside a playoff spot.
CHAMPAIGN, Ill. — After a season-opening win against Big Ten foe Nebraska, Illinois has lost two straight at the hands of UTSA and Virginia and is looking for a something to help right the ship.
CHAMPAIGN, Ill. — As impressive as UTSA was on Saturday in beating Illinois 37-30, you’d never guess the Roadrunners’ football program is only a decade old.
MILWAUKEE — Nolan Arenado homered twice in the first three innings to help the St. Louis Cardinals trounce the Milwaukee Brewers 15-4 on Friday night in a milestone performance for Adam Wainwright and Yadier Molina.
Yasmani Grandal and Jose Abreu homered, and five relievers combined for 4 2/3 innings of two-hit ball as the Chicago White Sox beat the Pittsburgh Pirates 4-2 on Tuesday night.
College football fans headed back into stadiums Saturday, some of them for the first time in two years. Along with binoculars, sunscreen and other essentials, some packed face masks and proof of vaccination.
CHICAGO — Eloy Jiménez drove in five runs with two homers and a double, and the Chicago White Sox beat the crosstown Cubs 9-3 on Sunday night for their first sweep of a three-game series at Wrigley Field since May 2012.
ST. LOUIS — Nicky Lopez hit a tiebreaking single in the ninth inning after a long rain delay and the Kansas City Royals averted a three-game sweep, beating the St. Louis Cardinals 6-5 on Sunday.
GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — Many factors went into the Milwaukee Bucks winning the NBA championship this year, but Menominee Nation business officials believe the tribe's hardwood maple court had a lot to do with it.
MADRID — Lionel Messi began crying before he even started speaking. The “most difficult” moment of his career had arrived and he wasn’t ready for it.
On the same weekend Jimbo Covert, one of the best left tackles in franchise history, is being enshrined into the Pro Football Hall of Fame on Saturday night, the Chicago Bears are cycling through options at the position at warp speed with the first preseason game a little more than a week away.
Even after Ayo Dosunmu finished the phone call he had waited all night to receive, his facial expression remained stoic. He was surrounded by approximately 200 friends and family members packed into a watch party at the Bracket Room in Chicago, and they had been waiting all night for their c…
Seth Jones is 2½ years older than brother Caleb, and the hockey-playing brothers certainly have had the occasional scrap.
A little more than a decade ago, on a team going nowhere fast, Chicago Cubs pitcher Carlos Zambrano launched an attack on his teammates after a loss to the St. Louis Cardinals.
The Chicago Cubs missed out on having any players voted as starters for the All-Star Game despite having five finalists.
SPRINGFIELD – Lawmakers, collegiate athletes and athletic directors from some of the state’s most prominent universities on Tuesday hailed the governor’s signing of a bill allowing college athletes to be paid for the use of their name and likeness as innovative and equity centric.
The final horn is poised to sound on Pat Foley’s Chicago Blackhawks play-by-play career after next season.
SAN FRANCISCO — Patrick Wisdom hit a pair of home runs and drove in three runs in helping the Chicago Cubs avoid a four-game sweep with a 4-3 victory over the San Francisco Giants on Sunday.
ST. LOUIS — Jesse Winker hit a tiebreaking home run off Alex Reyes in the ninth inning for his second three-homer game this season, and the Cincinnati Reds completed their first four-game sweep of the St. Louis Cardinals in 21 years with an 8-7 victory on Sunday.
Conventional wisdom says the Chicago Cubs can not afford to keep all three of their big free agents — Kris Bryant, Javier Báez and Anthony Rizzo.
The Chicago Bulls began their season with one of the youngest starting lineups in the NBA. But when the team was at its most competent, reliable veterans often stepped to the forefront to compliment the two All-Stars in town.
CHICAGO — David Bote homered, Adbert Alzolay wriggled out of several jams while pitching into the sixth inning and the surging Chicago Cubs beat the Cincinnati Reds 1-0 on Friday.
ST. LOUIS — Jávier Báez hit a two-run homer in the 10th inning to break a scoreless tie and propel the Chicago Cubs to a 2-1 win over the St. Louis Cardinals on Sunday night.
ST. LOUIS — Nolan Arenado hit a two-run homer, his fourth in four games, and the St. Louis Cardinals beat the Pittsburgh Pirates 5-2 Tuesday night.
More than two decades later, the visceral reaction of Philadelphia Eagles fans to the selection of Donovan McNabb with the No. 2 pick in the 1999 NFL draft remains fresh in Brad Childress’ memory.
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