• In this Aug. 10, 1954 file photo, Chicago White Sox pitcher Billy Pierce, right, compares grips with former White Sox Ed Walsh, 73, as an all-star team of White Sox old timers gathered to play an exhibition game before a White Sox-Baltimore Orioles game in Chicago. Pierce, a seven-time All-Star pitcher who played in two World Series and retired after spending most of his 18 years in the majors with the Chicago White Sox, died Friday, July 31, 2015, after a battle with gall bladder cancer. He was 88. (AP Photo/File)

    Former White Sox pitcher Billy Pierce dies at 88

    CHICAGO (AP) — Billy Pierce, a seven-time All-Star pitcher who played in two World Series and spent most of his 18 years in the majors with the Chicago White Sox, died Friday. He was 88.

  • In this photo provided by Mickey Nuttall, members of an international team of skydivers join hands flying head-down to build their world record skydiving formation Friday, July 31, 2014, over Ottawa, Ill. It took the team 13 attempts to to build the formation, resembling a giant flower, to beat the 2012 mark set by 138 skydivers.(Mickey Nuttall via AP) MANDATORY CREDIT

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  • Milwaukee Brewers' Jimmy Nelson throwes to Chicago Cubs' Dexter Fowler during the first inning of a baseball game Thursday, July 30, 2015, in Milwaukee. (AP Photo/Tom Lynn)

    Brewers lose 5-2 to Cubs

    MILWAUKEE (AP) — The Milwaukee Brewers lost two key players in a trade right before the game, and almost got the win anyway.

  • Chicago Cubs' Anthony Rizzo  gets a high five from teammate Dexter Fowler after hitting a three run home run off Milwaukee Brewers' Jeremy Jeffress during the eighth inning of a baseball game Thursday, July 30, 2015, in Milwaukee. (AP Photo/Tom Lynn)

    Rizzo helps Cubs beat Brewers 5-2

    MILWAUKEE (AP) — Chicago was struggling before Anthony Rizzo got the Cubs back on track with one mighty swing in Milwaukee.

  • Blackhawks getting new practice facility

    CHICAGO (AP) — The Stanley Cup champion Chicago Blackhawks are getting a new practice facility.

  • Chicago Cubs starting pitcher Jon Lester throws against the Colorado Rockies during the first inning of a baseball game in Chicago, Wednesday, July 29, 2015. (AP Photo/Andrew A. Nelles)

    Rockies offense can’t solve Lester in 3-2 loss to Cubs

    CHICAGO (AP) — Walt Weiss couldn’t question his team’s fight. But no matter how hard the Colorado Rockies battled, Jon Lester proved unbeatable.

  • Chicago Bears open first camp under Pace, Fox

    BOURBONNAIS, Ill. (AP) — The Chicago Bears made a lot of moves after last season, hiring general manager Ryan Pace and coach John Fox in hopes of turning things around.

  • Chicago Cubs starting pitcher Jon Lester throws against the Colorado Rockies during the first inning of a baseball game in Chicago, Wednesday, July 29, 2015. (AP Photo/Andrew A. Nelles)

    Lester strikes out 14 to lead Cubs over Rockies 3-2

    CHICAGO (AP) — Jon Lester said he wasn’t counting his K’s, but he sure dominated like a big-time, big-money starter.