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NIU cancels fall football season due to virus

By RALPH D. RUSSO AP College Football Writer DEKALB (AP) The Mid-American Conference has become the first league competing at college football’s highest level to cancel its fall season because of COVID-19 concerns. A person with knowledge

Blackhawks advance after eliminating Oilers 3-1 in best-of-5

Edmonton, Alberta (AP) — Brandon Saad, Matthew Highmore and Dominik Kubalik scored and the Chicago Blackhawks beat Edmonton 3-2, knocking the Oilers out of the postseason tournament. The Blackhawks won the best-of-five qualifying series 3-1. Chicago advances

Mercury, Taurasi rise in 96-86 win over Sky

BRADENTON, Fla. (AP) — Diana Taurasi and Brittney Griner each scored 22 points and the Phoenix Mercury beat the Chicago Sky 96-86. The Sky built a 16-8 lead before the Mercury went on a 24-2 run in

Royals beat Cubs 13-2, stop 6-game slide

By AVERY OSEN Associated Press KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Whit Merrifield, Maikel Franco and Jorge Soler homered, and the Kansas City Royals stopped a six-game slide with a 13-2 victory over the Chicago Cubs. Soler and

Yelich hits inside-the-park homer, Brewers beat White Sox

By PATRICK ROSE Associated Press CHICAGO (AP) — Christian Yelich hit his first career inside-the-park homer and walked four times, helping the Milwaukee Brewers beat the Chicago White Sox 8-3. Jedd Gyorko homered and drove in three

McDavid’s hat trick propels Oilers past Blackhawks 6-3

EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) — Connor McDavid recorded his first playoff hat trick to lead the Edmonton Oilers to a 6-3 win over the Chicago Blackhawks, tying their best-of-five qualifying series at one game apiece.  Patrick Kane, Slater

Blackhawks’ Caggiula suspended for Game 2 vs. Oilers

By STEPHEN WHYNO AP Hockey Writer Chicago forward Drake Caggiula has been suspended for Game 2 of the Blackhawks’ qualifying round series against the Oilers for an illegal check to the head of Edmonton’s Tyler Ennis. The

Blackhawks stun Oilers 6-4 in series opener

EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) — Rookie winger Dominik Kubalik scored two goals and added three assists, leading the Chicago Blackhawks to a 6-4 win over the host Edmonton Oilers in the opener of their best-of-five qualifying round series

Chatwood fans 11, Cubs hit 3 homers to beat Pirates 4-3

By JAY COHEN AP Sports Writer CHICAGO (AP) — Tyler Chatwood matched a career high with 11 strikeouts in another terrific performance, leading the Chicago Cubs to a 4-3 victory the Pittsburgh Pirates. Javier Báez, Kyle Schwarber