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COLORADO’S LIVE MASCOT RALPHIE V TO RETIRE

BOULDER, Colo. (AP) — Colorado’s live buffalo mascot Ralphie V will retire after 12 seasons of roaming the field. The university said Tuesday that Ralphie, who turned 13 in October, hasn’t been showing the same consistency as

Capitals Finish Strong to Beat Hawks

CHICAGO (AP) — Tom Wilson broke a tie with 8:13 left and the Washington Capitals rebounded after blowing a two-goal lead to beat the Chicago Blackhawks 5-3 for their third straight win. Wilson beat Corey Crawford from

Bears No Match for New Orleans

CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago flopped in its return from its open week, looking overmatched in a 36-25 loss to Teddy Bridgewater and the New Orleans Saints. The Bears scored their first offensive touchdown on Allen Robinson’s 7-yard

Gabriel, Larsen Ruled Out for Bears

LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) — The Chicago Bears have ruled out injured receiver Taylor Gabriel and guard Ted Larsen for the game against the Oakland Raiders in London on Sunday. The team says neither player made the

Blackhawks Sign DeBrincat to Three-year Extension

CHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago Blackhawks and forward Alex DeBrincat have agreed to a three-year, $19.2 million contract extension through the 2022-23 season. The 21-year-old DeBrincat tied for sixth in the NHL and was second on the

Mack Gets to Face Old Team

UNDATED (AP) — Khalil Mack delighted the Oakland Raiders for four seasons by racking up sacks, forced fumbles and other big plays as one of the NFL’s top defenders. Now he gets the chance to torment them

Future Looking Bright for Sox

CHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago White Sox signaled better days are coming. The White Sox went 72-89 in their seventh straight losing season and missed the playoffs for the 13th time in 14 years since the 2005

Paxson Sees Bulls Contending for Playoffs

CHICAGO (AP) — The way John Paxson sees it, the Chicago Bulls are ready to contend for a playoff spot. The team’s top basketball executive made that clear Monday as the Bulls reported for their first training

David Ross on Cubs List for Maddon Successor

CHICAGO (AP) — Cubs president of baseball operations Theo Epstein says former catcher David Ross is on the team’s list of candidates for its manager job. He also says he wants to talk to at least one

Sox Anderson Wins Batting Title

CHICAGO (AP) — Tim Anderson became the third Chicago White Sox player to win an American League batting title, finishing at .335 after going 0 for 2 in a season-ending 5-3 win over the worst-in-the-majors Detroit Tigers.

Maddon and Cubs to Part Ways

UNDATED (AP) — Chicago Cubs manager Joe Maddon will not be back with the team next season after it failed to make the playoffs for the first time in five years. Maddon and Cubs president of baseball

Cubs Drop Season Finale

ST. LOUIS (AP) — The St. Louis Cardinals clinched the NL Central on the final day of the regular season, using Jack Flaherty’s arm and Matt Carpenter’s bat to win their first division title since 2015 with

Bears Defense Guides Them to Victory

CHICAGO (AP) — Chase Daniel threw for 195 yards and a touchdown after Mitchell Trubisky got knocked out of the game with a left shoulder injury on the opening possession, and the Chicago Bears swarmed NFL rushing

Blackhawks Looking for Turnaround Season

CHICAGO (AP) — Trying for a turnaround after two down years, the Chicago Blackhawks once again dipped into their past as part of a flurry of offseason moves. General manager Stan Bowman reacquired Andrew Shaw in a

Big Second Quarter Leads to Bears Win

LANDOVER, Md. (AP) — Mitchell Trubisky threw his first three touchdown passes of the season, all to Taylor Gabriel in the second quarter, to finally get the Chicago Bears’ offense going and build a big lead that

Serena Huskers Middle School Softball Heading To State

The Serena Huskers Middle School Softball team won their Regional against Marquette and Sectional game against Woodland and are State-bound Friday. The Serena Husker Middle School IESA Sectional Champions defeated Woodland 8-4 in 13 innings. Serena will

Cubs Fall in Extras

CHICAGO (AP) — Matt Carpenter homered in the 10th inning against Craig Kimbrel in the All-Star closer’s return, and the St. Louis Cardinals regrouped after blowing a late lead to beat the Chicago Cubs 5-4. Emerging ace

Cubs Lose Second Straight

CHICAGO (AP) — José Iglesias had an RBI double in the 10th inning and five Cincinnati pitchers combined for a four-hitter as the Reds recorded their second straight win over the playoff-contending Chicago Cubs 3-2. The Cubs

White Sox Shut Down Twins

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Held without a hit until the sixth inning, the Minnesota Twins managed only three in 3-1 loss to the Chicago White Sox that shrunk their AL Central lead. Minnesota is four games ahead of

Cubs Shut Down by Reds

CHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago Cubs were shut down by Sonny Gray and two relievers, falling 4-2 to the Cincinnati Reds in a loss that hurt their playoff positioning. Chicago had won five in a row, outscoring

Sox Fall in Extras

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Ronald Torreyes was hit by a bases-loaded pitch in a three-run 12th inning to give the Minnesota Twins a 9-8 victory over the Chicago White Sox that kept their lead in the American League

Rizzo in a Walking Boot

CHICAGO (AP) — Cubs first baseman Anthony Rizzo will wear a walking boot for the next five to seven days after an MRI showed he had a moderate lateral right ankle sprain. Rizzo will be re-evaluated after

Cubs Win Fifth Straight

CHICAGO (AP) — Kyle Schwarber hit a three-run homer and made a diving catch in left field, helping the Chicago Cubs beat the Cincinnati Reds 8-2 for their fifth straight victory. Nicholas Castellanos added a two-run double