• Former House Speaker Dennis Hastert departs the federal courthouse Wednesday, April 27, 2016, in Chicago, after his sentencing on federal banking charges which he pled guilty to last year. Hastert was sentenced to more than a year in prison in the hush-money case that included accusations he sexually abused teenagers while coaching high school wrestling.  (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)

    Dennis Hastert awaits sentence in hush-money case

    CHICAGO (AP) — Dennis Hastert, the Republican who for eight years presided over the House and was second in the line of succession to the presidency, was sentenced Wednesday to more than a year in prison in a hush-money case that revealed accusations he sexually abused teenagers while coaching high school wrestling.

  • Milwaukee Brewers' Colin Walsh (7) runs to home plate from third base on a Ryan Braun 2 RBI double while third base coach Ed Sedar (6) yells to him during the eighth inning of a baseball game against the Chicago Cubs, Tuesday, April 26, 2016, in Chicago. Chicago won 4-3. (AP Photo/Paul Beaty)

    Braun’s pinch-hit double not enough as Brewers fall to Cubs

    CHICAGO (AP) — Ryan Braun’s two-run, pinch-hit double made it close. The Milwaukee Brewers needed a little more to stop the surging Chicago Cubs.

  • Chicago Cubs' Addison Russell celebrates at third base after hitting a two RBI triple during the sixth inning of a baseball game against the Milwaukee Brewers, Tuesday, April 26, 2016, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Paul Beaty)

    Cubs hold off Brewers 4-3 for best 20-game start since 1907

    CHICAGO (AP) — Addison Russell’s two-out, two-run triple in the sixth inning snapped a tie and the Chicago Cubs held off the Milwaukee Brewers 4-3 on Thursday night to secure their best 20-game start since 1907.

  • In this March 29, 2016, file photo, Chicago Cubs pitcher Jake Arrieta throws against the Oakland Athletics during a spring training baseball game in Mesa, Ariz. Arrieta says it is "flattering" that "some of the best players in the game" are spreading rumors that Arrieta is using performance-enhancing drugs. The National League Cy Young Award winner and Chicago Cubs ace didn't name names Tuesday, April 26, but said his teammates have heard rumors from other players that the right-hander has used PEDs to fuel his emergence with the Cubs. As manager Joe Maddon says, "we've all become suspicious" in baseball. (AP Photo/Matt York, File)

    NL Cy Young winner Arrieta calls PED whispers “flattering”

    CHICAGO (AP) — Jake Arrieta says it is “flattering” that “some of the best players in the game” are spreading rumors that Arrieta is using performance-enhancing drugs.

  • CORRECTS FINAL SCORE TO 3-2 INSTEAD OF 4-3 - St. Louis Blues' Scottie Upshall and David Backes (42) celebrate after the Blues' 3-2 victory over the Chicago Blackhawks in Game 7 of an NHL hockey first-round Stanley Cup playoff series Monday, April 25, 2016, in St. Louis. The Blues won the series 4-3. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)

    Blackhawks-Blues Game 7 draws best NBCSN 1st-round audience

    CHICAGO (AP) — Game 7 of the Blackhawks-Blues series drew the largest TV audience for a first-round NHL playoff game on NBCSN.

  • In this June 9, 2015 file photo, former U.S. House Speaker Dennis Hastert arrives at the federal courthouse in Chicago for his arraignment on federal charges in his hush-money case in Chicago. Hastert is scheduled to be sentenced Wednesday, April 27, 2016. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast, File)

    Details of sex abuse could mean prison time for Hastert

    CHICAGO (AP) — When Dennis Hastert pleaded guilty last year to breaking banking laws, sentencing guidelines suggested that the former House speaker would probably serve no more than six months in prison for making illegal withdrawals to conceal a dark secret from his past.