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NBA, union stiffen virus protocols; more games postponed

With five games called off this week already and more teams dealing with virus-related issues, the NBA and the National Basketball Players Association enacted additional rules Tuesday in the hope of k...

Colliton agrees to 2-year extension with Blackhawks

CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago Blackhawks coach Jeremy Colliton agreed to a two-year contract extension Tuesday on the eve of his third season with the team. Colliton is 62-58-17 since he re...

Cockburn leads No. 12 Illinois past Northwestern 81-56

EVANSTON, Ill. (AP) — Kofi Cockburn scored 13 of his 18 points in the second half, and No. 12 Illinois rallied to beat Northwestern 81-56 on Thursday night. Cockburn also had 12 rebo...

Blackhawks hope to outwork opponents after tough offseason

CHICAGO (AP) — Sure, the front office of the Chicago Blackhawks is talking about its version of a rebuild. That just doesn't matter too much to Patrick Kane. The star forward looks a...

NHL training camps open with sense of urgency

Peter Laviolette pulled the mask away from his face to bark out instructions while pointing every which way with his stick, then put the mask back on and skated around to show his new players what to ...

No word on Toews as Blackhawks begin on-ice practices

CHICAGO (AP) — When it comes to when Jonathan Toews might return to the Chicago Blackhawks, everyone around the team is staying quiet. They are more concerned about the health of the...

Banged-up Chicago Bears back into playoff spot

CHICAGO (AP) — Following a strange roller coaster of a season, the Chicago Bears are back in the playoffs. Who shows up next weekend in New Orleans remains to be seen. ...

Padres acquire RHP Yu Darvish in blockbuster trade with Cubs

CHICAGO (AP) — The aggressive San Diego Padres traded for another big arm on Tuesday night, acquiring Yu Darvish in a blockbuster deal with the Chicago Cubs. The Padres got Darvish, ...

Blackhawks C Toews sidelined indefinitely by illness

CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago Blackhawks captain Jonathan Toews will miss the start of training camp because of an illness, and there is no timetable for his return. The 32-year-old Toews s...

Odd became normal: sports’ masked road trip to the unknown

Take your pick. Maybe it was a Big East Tournament basketball game that broke for halftime and never returned. Or the cardboard cutouts of spectators that replaced flesh-and blood fa...

Young scores 37 as Hawks pound Bulls 124-104 in opener

CHICAGO (AP) — Trae Young scored 37 points and the revamped Atlanta Hawks pounded Chicago 124-104 on Wednesday night, spoiling Billy Donovan's debut as Bulls coach. Atlanta shot 54% ...

In wake of Indians' decision, Blackhawks stay with team name

CHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago Blackhawks are going to remain the Blackhawks and there is no sign of a change coming anytime soon. Speaking publicly for the first time since baseball's C...

US water polo players flock to Europe to prepare for Tokyo

CHICAGO (AP) — One day, after another grueling practice with his water polo team in Italy, Ben Hallock hopped on a scooter and drove to the top of a nearby mountain. Unfurled below t...

Watson all by himself as Texans lose 36-7 to Bears

CHICAGO (AP) — No Brandin Cooks, Will Fuller or Randall Cobb. No David Johnson, either. Deshaun Watson did everything he could for the Houston Texans, but it wasn't enough. Not nearl...

Bears on 6-game skid after blowing late lead against Lions

CHICAGO (AP) — Mitchell Trubisky made a critical mistake. Chicago's defense struggled once again. A blocked extra point was costly. The Bears did what bad teams do in their sixth con...