• US hoops golden partnership forged by ‘lunch-bucket’ guys

    CHICAGO (AP) — Nearly every time coach Mike Krzyzewski and USA Basketball boss Jerry Colangelo stage a reunion in their hometown, there’s plenty of backslapping, a trophy gleaming in the background and the only thing they have to protect is their cocktails. This time around, it’s about safeguarding the Olympic legacy the two built over more than a decade.

  • In this June 26, 2016, file photo, Chicago White Sox starter Chris Sale throws against the Toronto Blue Jays during a baseball game in Chicago. White Sox manager Robin Ventura insists he can work with Chris Sale despite the suspended ace's critical comments about the manager. Sale is serving a five-day, unpaid ban after he destroyed throwback uniforms the team was supposed to wear for his start Saturday, July 23. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh, File)

    White Sox activate Sale from suspension for start vs Cubs

    CHICAGO (AP) — The White Sox have activated ace Chris Sale from the suspended list following his jersey-tearing incident ahead of his start against the Cubs in Chicago’s crosstown rivalry.

  • Chicago Cubs' Javier Baez hits a two-run home run off Chicago White Sox pitcher Anthony Ranaudo during the seventh inning of a baseball game Wednesday, July 27, 2016, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)

    Baez hits 2-run HR, Russell adds slam as Cubs beat Reds 8-1

    CHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago Cubs saved their scoring and drama until the later innings. Aroldis Chapman then capped it in his Cubs’ debut, even in a non-save situation.

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  • Chicago White Sox starting pitcher James Shields delivers during the second inning of a baseball game against the Chicago Cubs on Tuesday, July 26, 2016, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)

    White Sox avoid Chapman, down Cubs 3-0 behind Shields

    CHICAGO (AP) — James Shields allowed four singles in 7 2/3 innings, Adam Eaton homered and the White Sox stayed unbeaten since Chris Sale’s suspension by beating the Cubs 3-0 Tuesday night in Chicago’s crosstown rivalry.

  • Flying Buffalo, Natalie J overall winners of boat race

    CHICAGO (AP) — The annual 333-mile sailboat race from Chicago to Mackinac, Michigan ended with Flying Buffalo winning the Mackinac Trophy Division of 108th running of the Chicago Yacht Club event for the fourth time.

  • CORRECTS TO RELIEVER- Chicago Cubs reliever Aroldis Chapman, center, listens to a question as he meets reporters before a baseball game between the Chicago White Sox and Cubs Tuesday, July 26, 2016, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)

    New Cubs closer Aroldis Chapman arrives to a mixed reaction

    CHICAGO (AP) — Star closer Aroldis Chapman joined the Cubs on Tuesday, arriving to a mixed reaction in Chicago and saying he couldn’t remember what management told him about off-field expectations and behavior.

  • THIS CORRECTS THE SPELLING OF THE FIRST NAME TO TAMIKA, AND NOT TANIKA AS ORIGINALLY SENT -New York Knicks forward Carmelo Anthony speaks with Tamika Catchings of the WNBA Indiana Fever as they spent the U.S. Olympic basketball team's precious day off running a two-hour town hall meeting at a South Los Angeles youth center Monday, July 25, 2016. Anthony gathered basketball stars, community leaders and police officers to speak with teenagers and young adults about the importance of respect, communication and safety. (AP Photo/Greg Beacham)

    New WNBA format sets up playoff chase after Olympic break

    NEW YORK (AP) — The new WNBA playoff format involving the top eight teams will set up an exciting last few weeks of the season when the league returns from the monthlong Olympic break.

  • Chicago White Sox left fielder Melky Cabrera shows the ball after robbing Chicago Cubs' Kris Bryant of a would-be home run during the first inning of a baseball game Monday, July 25, 2016, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)

    White Sox beat Cubs 5-4 on Saladino’s single

    CHICAGO (AP) — Tyler Saladino hit a game-ending RBI single, and the Chicago White Sox put a damper on the Chicago Cubs’ trade for Aroldis Chapman with a 5-4 victory on Monday night.

  • Former high school basketball standout gunned down

    CHICAGO (AP) — A former Chicago high school basketball standout who went on to play in college has been shot to death on the city’s West Side.