Refurbished, loaded St. Louis Blues hoping it's their year

ST. LOUIS (AP) — One talented Russian winger. Deep lines and pairings. Years of playoff heartache. Months after Alex Ovechkin and the Washington Capitals won the first Stanley Cup ti...

Blackhawks looking for turnaround after missing playoffs

CHICAGO (AP) — For all the talk about Corey Crawford and the aging core of the Chicago Blackhawks, coach Joel Quenneville delivered a simple message as the team got back together for the start of a se...

Brewers beat Cardinals 6-4 to open 3-game wild-card lead

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Eric Thames scored on reliever Bud Norris' throwing error in the eighth inning and the Milwaukee Brewers improved their playoff positioning by topping the St. Louis Cardinals 6-4 on M...

Schwarber homers as Cubs beat White Sox 6-1

CHICAGO (AP) — Kyle Schwarber homered and drove in two runs, and the Chicago Cubs beat the crosstown White Sox 6-1 on Sunday to lower their magic number for clinching the NL Central title to five. ...

White Sox broadcaster Ken Harrelson works last game in booth

CHICAGO (AP) — He gone. Well, sort of. Longtime Chicago White Sox broadcaster Ken "Hawk" Harrelson worked his final game Sunday, closing out a colorful TV career after three-plus dec...

Cubs beat White Sox 8-3, inch closer to NL Central title

CHICAGO (AP) — Javier Baez homered and the Chicago Cubs took advantage of huge mistake by Ryan LaMarre, beating the crosstown White Sox 8-3 on Saturday night to increase their lead in the NL Central. ...

Federer to play doubles with Djokovic at Laver Cup

CHICAGO (AP) — Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic have played against each other 46 times. From Monaco to Shanghai and everywhere in between. Regular, run-of-the-mill tournaments and major finals. ...

Wilson, Seahawks offense struggle against Bears

CHICAGO (AP) — Russell Wilson looked to his left and his right. He looked for help in the middle of the field. He looked short and he looked for deep balls. No one was open. ...

Blackhawks defensemen Murphy, Seabrook out with injuries

CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago's Connor Murphy will miss the start of the season with a back injury and fellow Blackhawks defenseman Brent Seabrook is out with an abdominal injury. Team phys...

Quintana pitches Cubs past Brewers 3-0, take 2-game lead

CHICAGO (AP) — Jose Quintana pitched three-hit ball into the seventh inning, Victor Caratini drove in two runs and the Chicago Cubs beat the Milwaukee Brewers 3-0 on Tuesday night to regain their two-...

Brewers trim Cubs' NL Central lead to 1 with 3-2 win

CHICAGO (AP) — Lorenzo Cain had four hits, Mike Moustakas scored on Carl Edwards Jr.'s wild pitch in the sixth inning and the Milwaukee Brewers beat the Chicago Cubs 3-2 on Monday night to pull within...

Rodriguez strikes out 12 as Red Sox beat White Sox 6-1

CHICAGO (AP) — Eduardo Rodriguez struck out 12 in 5 2/3 innings in his return from an ankle injury, leading the Boston Red Sox over the Chicago White Sox 6-1 on Saturday night. Jacki...

Bradley helps Red Sox rally past White Sox 9-4

CHICAGO (AP) — Jackie Bradley Jr. hit a sacrifice fly in Boston's four-run seventh inning and a tiebreaking single in the ninth, helping the Red Sox beat the Chicago White Sox 9-4 on Thursday night. ...

Maddon shows deft touch as Cubs keep winning

CHICAGO (AP) — At one point during Anthony Rizzo's tough start, the big first baseman visited Chicago Cubs manager Joe Maddon in his office. Rizzo and Maddon talked hitting, and Madd...

Lester helps Cubs beat Mets 7-4 for 6th straight win

CHICAGO (AP) — Jon Lester pitched six innings, drove in two runs with a timely single off Noah Syndergaard and made two nice plays in the field, helping the Chicago Cubs beat the New York Mets 7-4 on ...