• Timberwolves take Markkanen with No. 7 pick for Bulls

    CHICAGO (AP) — The Timberwolves have drafted Arizona’s Lauri Markkanen with the No. 7 overall pick for the Chicago Bulls after the two teams agreed to a blockbuster deal that sends three-time All-Star Jimmy Butler to Minnesota.

  • Blackhawks unsure how they’ll address Hossa’s absence

    CHICAGO (AP) — Marian Hossa has been a key performer for the Chicago Blackhawks for the last nine years. They aren’t exactly sure what they are going to do without him.

  • White Sox sign 1st-round pick Jake Burger for $3.7M bonus

    CHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago White Sox have signed third baseman Jake Burger, their first-round pick in the amateur draft.

  • Top NHL draft prospect makes ceremonial pitch at Wrigley

    CHICAGO (AP) — Nolan Patrick, a potential No. 1 overall pick on Friday at the NHL draft in Chicago, threw out the ceremonial first pitch at Wrigley Field before Wednesday’s game between the Cubs and Padres.

  • Blackhawks’ Hossa to miss all next season with skin disorder

    Chicago Blackhawks winger Marian Hossa will miss the entire upcoming NHL season because of severe side effects from medication to treat a progressive skin condition he’s been dealing with for years.

  • Rizzo hits leadoff HR, Cubs beat Padres 4-0

    CHICAGO (AP) — Anthony Rizzo said all his talking is making him an annoying teammate.

  • Rizzo speaks with MLB; no discipline for plate collision

    CHICAGO (AP) — Anthony Rizzo received a call from Major League Baseball about his collision Monday with San Diego Padres catcher Austin Hedges at home plate, but the Chicago Cubs slugger will not be punished.

  • Contreras hits HR, Baez scores on error, Cubs beat Padres

    CHICAGO (AP) — Anthony Rizzo thrived in the leadoff spot again for the Chicago Cubs. However, it was his collision with San Diego catcher Austin Hedges on a play at home that had the Padres fuming.

  • Green Bay fan sues over Bears’ sideline ban on Packers gear

    CHICAGO (AP) — A Green Bay fan is making a federal case out of a dispute with the Chicago Bears, filing a lawsuit accusing the rival team of violating his free-speech rights by prohibiting him from wearing Packers apparel at Bears’ pregame warmups.

  • Davidson homers for 4th straight game; White Sox top O’s 5-2

    CHICAGO (AP) — Rookie Matt Davidson homered for the fourth straight game, then doubled and scored in a four-run sixth inning to lead the Chicago White Sox over Baltimore 5-2 on Thursday, the Orioles’ seventh loss in eight games.