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Chargers pick Notre Dame DT Isaac Rochell in 7th round of NFL draft

And Isaac Rochell made two and 494 for Notre Dame.<p>The former Irish defensive tackle was chosen by the Los Angeles Chargers in the seventh and final round of the NFL draft Saturday, becoming the second Notre Dame player taken this year along with quarterback DeShone Kizer (second round, …

NFL Draft

'El Mariachi' Miguel Gonzalez starting season with high notes for White Sox

White Sox pitcher <b>Miguel Gonzalez</b> said singing runs not only in his family but in his small hometown of Pegueros, Mexico.<p>Music and singalongs accompany many parties there, and that's how Gonzalez found his affection for singing mariachi music. The passion has followed Gonzalez into his baseball …

Baseball

Joe Maddon's advice to struggling Cubs youngsters: 'Try to keep anger out of it'

Cubs manager Joe Maddon sensed there would be some rough patches that his young players would experience, even after many of them excelled during their run to the 2016 World Series title.<p>That moment has arrived, and Maddon is the least surprised.<p>"Even coming off a World Series victory, each year …

Baseball

Thousands turn out in Chicago to protest Trump's ecological policies

For the third consecutive weekend, thousands of protesters packed into the Loop to demonstrate against the agenda, policies and issues supported by President Donald Trump.<p>Following protests calling for Trump to release his income tax returns and what activists call his attacks on science and facts, …

Chicago

Cubs at Red Sox

Baseball

Cuban military plane crashes, killing 8 troops on board

A Cuban military plane crashed into a hillside Saturday morning in the western province of Artemisa, killing eight troops on board, the government said.<p>Cuba's military said in a statement that the Soviet-made AN-26 took off from the Playa Baracoa airport outside Havana at 6:38 a.m. and crashed …

Aviation

An upbeat, poised Denzel Valentine looks forward to bigger role next season

He moved from a playmaking point guard in the summer league to stationary spot-up shooter. After missing all of training camp to a serious ankle injury, he moved from out of the rotation to in — then out again.<p>This wasn't the rookie season Denzel Valentine envisioned after the Bulls used a lottery …

Basketball

On 100th day, Trump says he's brought 'profound change' to Washington

President Donald Trump on Saturday marked his 100th day in office by saying he had brought "profound change" to Washington and reaffirming that "my only allegiance" is to those he governs.<p>During an evening trip to Pennsylvania, one of the states that propelled his unlikely election victory, Trump …

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In Trump's absence, White House Correspondents' Dinner could be overshadowed by Bee's bash

Washington's once-glitzy "nerd prom" was briefly upstaged Saturday as comedians and Hollywood stars gathered for jokes and jests about President Donald Trump for a tongue-in-cheek event to counter the annual White House Correspondents' Dinner.<p>Late-night TV star Samantha Bee pulled in celebrities …

Donald Trump

Bulls guard Denzel Valentine on rookie season, looking ahead to 2017-18

Chicago

Dwyane Wade offers support for 'improving' Bulls coach Fred Hoiberg

Asked if he heard the "Fire Hoiberg" chants that started in the waning minutes of the Bulls' season-ending blowout loss to the Celtics on Friday, <b>Fred Hoiberg</b> said he understood the fans' frustration.<p><b>Dwyane Wade</b> did not.<p>"I definitely don't agree with the chants," Wade said Saturday. "I definitely …

NBA

Joe Maddon on Fenway Park, Red Sox pitcher Steven Wright

Baseball

White Sox 6, Tigers 4 (10 innings)

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Dozens arrested in Russian rallies urging Vladimir Putin not to seek fourth presidential term

Under the slogan "I'm fed up," demonstrators urging Vladimir Putin not to run for a fourth term rallied in cities across Russia on Saturday. Dozens were arrested in St. Petersburg and elsewhere.<p>The centerpiece rally in Moscow went peacefully, despite being unsanctioned by authorities. Several …

Russia

Thousands brave weather to protest climate policies on Trump's 100th day

Thousands of people across the U.S. marched in rain, snow and sweltering heat Saturday to demand action on climate change — mass protests that coincided with President Donald Trump's 100th day in office and took aim at his agenda for rolling back environmental protections.<p>At the marquee event, the …

Climate

What will the Bulls do with Jimmy Butler now?

And now, after the Celtics ended the Bulls’ postseason by whipping them for the fourth straight game, after pantsing them at the United Center for the third straight time, after making them look bad and heartless in an elimination game, we turn to the annual portion of our program known as The …

Jimmy Butler

Abrupt shifts on NAFTA throw allies off balance

Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto and most of his government were miles away from Mexico City on Wednesday, sitting on a grandstand under the hot midday sun, watching an aviation demonstration at a military base, when the news started to filter through.<p>In cellphone messages and traded remarks, …

World Leaders

Dwyane Wade seeks clarity from Bulls before decision on his future

On an overcast day, Dwyane Wade wore sunglasses indoors. His future is equally cloudy and obscured, although the 14-year veteran had a sunny disposition addressing it.<p>Reflective and transparent throughout a 19-minute session with reporters directly after meeting with management, Wade said he will …

Basketball

Bulls guard Dwyane Wade on his future with the team

Basketball

Cubs take 6-4 lead over Red Sox in 7th inning

<b>Cubs 6, Red Sox 4 (seventh inning)</b><p>The Cubs rallied from a 3-0 deficit Saturday, and Miguel Montero opened the seventh inning with a home run off knuckleball maven Steven Wright to tie the Red Sox at 4. Kyle Schwarber hit a single to give the Cubs the lead and scored off a throwing error to first …

Baseball

Body found in Grand Canyon believed to be missing teen hiker

The fate of a woman who went missing two weeks ago while on a Grand Canyon hike with her step-grandson remains an unknown while their family awaits the positive identification of a body found in the park and believed to be the 14-year-old boy.<p>The two went missing April 15 while in the bottom of the …

National Parks

NFL draft updates: Bears select North Carolina A&T RB Tarik Cohen in 4th round

The Bears began Day 3 of the NFL draft with a trade up and two selections in the fourth round: Alabama free safety Eddie Jackson and North Carolina A&T running back Tarik Cohen.<p>To move up five spots to draft Jackson, the Bears traded their sixth-round pick to the Rams. That left them with one …

NFL Draft

NFL draft updates: Bears' Day 3 picks speak as draft winds down

The Bears exhausted their draft picks Saturday by selecting Alabama free safety Eddie Jackson and North Carolina A&T running back Tarik Cohen in the fourth round, followed by Kutztown offensive lineman Jordan Morgan in the fifth.<p>The team’s five-man draft class would be complete if they don’t add …

NFL

Jose Abreu, Melky Cabrera hit first homers as White Sox top Tigers 6-4 in 10 innings

First baseman Jose Abreu made it clear he was ready to be back in the White Sox lineup Saturday afternoon at Comerica Park by launching his first two home runs of the season.<p>Abreu’s third-inning solo shot off Tigers right-hander Michael Fulmer and his eighth-inning shot off lefty Blaine Hardy …

Baseball

Cubs combat Red Sox knuckleballer Steven Wright

The Chicago Cubs will face a knuckleball starter for the first time since 2011 when they face Steven Wright of the Boston Red Sox on Saturday at Fenway Park.<p>According to FanGraphs, this marks the first time the Cubs will face a knuckleballer since opposing Tim Wakefield of the Red Sox and R.A. …

Boston Red Sox

White Sox winning streak makes James Shields' waiting a little more bearable

James Shields had never been on the disabled list before this month, so the White Sox right-hander was “antsy” after his first day sitting out with a strained right lat muscle.<p>But 11 days later, Shields says the time off has been made easier because he has been able to watch the Sox go on a …

Basketball

Review: Singer Typhanie Monique transcends the album she was celebrating

Listeners who admire Chicagoan Typhanie Monique as a jazz singer would have been pleased by her first set Friday night at Winter's Jazz Club — even if they were somewhat surprised by the new album she was celebrating.<p>For "Call It Magic" shows Monique stretching out, not only in repertoire but in …

Music

Benny and Jorge and the quest for peace in Little Village

Let’s walk together, say two former gang members as they work the streets, coaxing calm from conflict<p>Read in English | Leer en Español<p>In the summer after eighth grade, he endured the gang's initiation ritual — a beating by a couple of friends — and turned Two-Six.<p>Looking back, he has a name for the …

Crime

What will the Bulls do with Jimmy Butler now?

And now, after the Celtics ended the Bulls’ postseason by whipping them for the fourth straight game, after pantsing them at the United Center for the third straight time, after making them look bad and heartless in an elimination game, we turn to the annual portion of our program known as The …

Jimmy Butler

Correspondents' dinner lacks glitter without Trump

The annual dinner of the White House Correspondents' Association is taking place without its traditional star.<p>This year the president of the United States, Donald Trump, has decided to stay away from an event in which he would be a prime target of biting humor.<p>That's dulled the glitter emanating …

Donald Trump