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Cubs avoid arbitration with Bryant, Báez, Contreras

By ANDREW SELIGMAN AP Sports Writer CHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago Cubs avoided arbitration with three of their biggest stars by agreeing to one-year deals with Kris Bryant, Javier Báez and Willson Contreras. Bryant is set to

Cubs avoid arbitration with Bryant, Báez, Contreras

By ANDREW SELIGMAN AP Sports Writer CHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago Cubs avoided arbitration with three of their biggest stars by agreeing to one-year deals with Kris Bryant, Javier Báez and Willson Contreras. Bryant is set to

Stamkos, Palat lift Lightning over Blackhawks again

By ERIK ERLENDSSON Associated Press TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Steven Stamkos and Ondrej Palat had a goal and an assist each, and the Tampa Bay Lightning beat the Chicago Blackhawks 5-2. Yanni Gourde and Blake Coleman added

Colliton agrees to 2-year extension with Blackhawks

By JAY COHEN AP Sports Writer CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago Blackhawks coach Jeremy Colliton has agreed to a two-year contract extension on the eve of his third season with the team. Colliton is 62-58-17 since he replaced

Schwarber, Nationals agree to 1-year, $10M deal

By HOWARD FENDRICH AP Sports Writer WASHINGTON (AP) — A person familiar with the deal says slugging outfielder Kyle Schwarber has agreed in principle to a one-year, $10 million contract with the Washington Nationals. The person confirmed

No word on Toews as Blackhawks begin on-ice practices

By JAY COHEN AP Sports Writer CHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago Blackhawks held their first on-ice practice of training camp. A number of familiar faces were not there. Goaltender Corey Crawford signed with New Jersey in free

Banged-up Chicago Bears back into playoff spot

By JAY COHEN AP Sports Writer CHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago Bears have backed into the playoffs, but they have some health concerns heading into next weekend’s matchup with Drew Brees and the New Orleans Saints. Linebacker

Bucks stay hot from 3-point range in 126-96 rout of Bulls

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Giannis Antetokounmpo had 29 points, 12 rebounds and eight assists and the Milwaukee Bucks used torrid 3-point shooting to blast the short-handed Chicago Bulls 126-96 on Friday. Milwaukee shot 22 of 45 from 3-point