• New York Yankees' Luis Severino delivers a pitch during the first inning of a baseball game against the Chicago White Sox, Sunday, Sept. 27, 2015, in New York. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)

    Top rookies could impact postseason

    CHICAGO (AP) — Most of Kyle Schwarber’s major league firsts are long past, tucked away for safe keeping, or displayed on a shelf somewhere. His No. 12 Cubs jersey hangs in stores all over Chicago.

  • Chicago White Sox shortstop Alexei Ramirez (10) and Adam Eaton (1) celebrate the White Sox's 4-2 win over the Kansas City Royals, as Melky Cabrera watches, after a baseball game Tuesday, Sept. 29, 2015, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)

    Royals offense struggles in 4-2 loss to White Sox

    CHICAGO (AP) — Scoring runs hasn’t come easy for the Kansas City Royals recently. Jeff Samardzija didn’t make it any easier Tuesday night.

  • Chicago White Sox's Adam Eaton (1) and Carlos Sanchez celebrate Eaton's two-run home run off Kansas City Royals pitcher Johnny Cueto, during the fifth inning of a baseball game Tuesday, Sept. 29, 2015, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)

    Solo homers not enough for Royals in 4-2 loss to White Sox

    CHICAGO (AP) — Eric Hosmer and Kendrys Morales homered and Johnny Cueto threw six quality innings, but the Kansas City Royals lost to the Chicago White Sox 4-2 on Tuesday night.

  • Chicago Bulls guard Derrick Rose, left, listens to Joakim Noah during an NBA basketball media day news conference Monday, Sept. 28, 2015, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)

    Bulls PG Rose to have eye surgery after getting elbowed

    CHICAGO (AP) — Bulls star Derrick Rose will have surgery on his left eye after being elbowed in the face.

  • Chicago Cubs' Chris Denorfia connects for a walk-off home run against the Kansas City Royals during the 11th inning of a baseball game Monday, Sept. 28, 2015, in Chicago. The Cubs won 1-0 in 11 innings. (AP Photo/Andrew A. Nelles)

    Denorfia’s HR in 11th gives Cubs 1-0 win over Royals

    CHICAGO (AP) — Chris Denorfia hit a pinch-hit home run leading off the bottom of the 11th inning to give the Chicago Cubs a 1-0 victory over the Kansas City Royals on Monday night.

  • Monday, September 28, 2015

    Obama says fight against Islamic State will take time, but ultimately optimistic

  • Chicago Cubs' Anthony Rizzo, back, pours champagne on team owner Thomas S. Ricketts as they celebrate the Chicago Cubs clinching a postseason berth after the Cubs' 4-0 loss to the Pittsburgh Pirates in a baseball game Saturday, Sept. 26, 2015, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)

    Chairman Tom Ricketts not surprised by Cubs’ success

    CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago Cubs chairman Tom Ricketts isn’t surprised that his team is headed back to the postseason.

  • In this June 9, 2015 file photo, former House Speaker Dennis Hastert departs the federal courthouse in Chicago after his arraignment on charges of violating banking rules and lying to the FBI after he allegedly agreed in 2010 to pay $3.5 million to someone to hide past misconduct. Prosecutors and attorneys for Hastert told a federal judge Monday Sept. 28, 2015 that they’re talking about a possible plea deal. (AP Photo/Christian K. Lee, File)

    Ex-House Speaker Hastert lawyers talking possible plea deal

    CHICAGO (AP) — A possible plea agreement is being negotiated in the hush-money case of former U.S. House Speaker Dennis Hastert, attorneys told a judge Monday, meaning potentially embarrassing details about the underlying actions in the case may never be divulged in court or anywhere else.

  • In this Aug. 29, 2015 file photo, former President Bill Clinton speaks  in New Orleans. Bill Clinton is "ready to get out there" and campaign. With his wife facing an increasingly tough primary battle, the big dog is gearing up to get into the fight. (AP Photo/Max Becherer. File)

    Hillary Clinton’s 2016 campaign set to get a boost from Bill

    NEW YORK (AP) — After largely staying in the background as Hillary Rodham Clinton kicked off her second campaign for president, former President Bill Clinton is ready to take on a more public role in his wife’s second bid for the White House.