• Trent scores 19, TCU beats Illinois State 71-60

    PUERTO AVENTURAS, Mexico (AP) — Malique Trent scored 19 points, Vladimir Brodziansky had 16 points and nine rebounds, and TCU beat Illinois State 71-60 on Wednesday in the Cancun Challenge.

  • Illinois athletic director plans Cubit decision by Sunday

    CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) — Interim Illinois athletic director Paul Kowalczyk says that ideally a decision will be made by Sunday about whether interim football Bill Cubit gets the job permanently.

    Updated: 6:05 pm

  • Lamon Reccord, right, stares and yells at a Chicago police officer "Shoot me 16 times" as he and others march through Chicago's Loop Wednesday, Nov. 25, 2015, one day after murder charges were brought against police officer Jason Van Dyke in the killing of 17-year-old Laquan McDonald. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)

    Chicago awaits more protests over police shooting

    CHICAGO (AP) — Small groups of demonstrators gathered throughout the day Wednesday to protest the death of a black teen shot 16 times by a white police officer, and they urged supporters to join them in trying to shut down Chicago’s famous Michigan Avenue shopping district during the Black Friday shopping bonanza.

    Updated: 9:16 pm

  • Sulaimon helps No. 2 Maryland beat Illinois State

    PUERTO AVENTURAS, Mexico (AP) — Maryland is getting used to playing from behind in the second half.

  • Ohio keeps NIU from clinching MAC West, wins 26-21

    DEKALB, Ill. (AP) — Greg Windham and J.D. Sprague each threw a touchdown pass, Josiah Yazdani kicked four field goals and Ohio kept Northern Illinois from advancing to the Mid-American Conference title game with a 26-21 win on Tuesday night.

  • Bears’ Forte seems ready to play; evaluation on White begins

    LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) — Star running back Matt Forte all but confirmed Tuesday that he will suit up this week at Green Bay.

  • White Sox acquire RHP Kahnle from Rockies for minor leaguer

    CHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago White Sox have acquired right-hander Tommy Kahnle from the Colorado Rockies for minor league pitcher Yency Almonte.

  • Chicago Fire of MLS hires Valjko Paunovic as coach

    CHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago Fire have hired Serbian Veljko Paunovic as coach to replace the fired Frank Yallop.

  • Chicago Bears begin 3-week practice window for WR White

    LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) — The Chicago Bears opened a three-week practice window for rookie receiver Kevin White to determine if they will activate him this season.

  • In this Oct. 20, 2014 frame from dash-cam video provided by the Chicago Police Department, Laquan McDonald, right, walks down the street moments before being shot by officer Jason Van Dyke in Chicago. Van Dyke, who shot McDonald 16 times, was charged with first-degree murder Tuesday, Nov. 24, 2015. (Chicago Police Department via AP)

    Chicago officer charged with murder in killing of black teen

    CHICAGO (AP) — A white Chicago police officer who shot a black teenager 16 times last year was charged with first-degree murder Tuesday, hours before the city released a video of the killing that many people fear could spark unrest.