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  • Teague scores 25 to lead Butler-less Wolves past Bulls

    MINNEAPOLIS — Jeff Teague scored 25 points, Andrew Wiggins added 23 and the Minnesota Timberwolves — playing their first game since All-Star Jimmy Butler was injured — beat the Chicago Bulls 122-104 on Saturday night. Karl-Anthony Towns had 22 points and 13 rebounds for his 53rd double-double of the season. Jamal Crawford scored 19 off the bench for the Timberwolves, including three 3-pointers that keyed a 16-2 spurt to open the fourth quarter and put them comfortably ahead for good. […]

  • Blackhawks blow lead, lose to Blue Jackets 3-2

    COLUMBUS, Ohio — Josh Anderson scored in the third period, Sergei Bobrovsky stopped 31 shots and the Columbus Blue Jackets beat the Chicago Blackhawks 3-2 on Saturday night. Pierre-Luc Dubois had a goal and an assist for the Blue Jackets, who badly needed the two points as they fight to stay in contention for a wild card in the Eastern Conference. Cam Atkinson also scored. David Kampf and Tomas Jurco scored for last-place Chicago in the second leg of a […]

  • Report: Wolves’ Butler expected to undergo surgery to repair right knee

    MINNEAPOLIS — The Minnesota Timberwolves say Jimmy Butler had an MRI Saturday morning that revealed a meniscal injury to his right knee. The Timberwolves did not provide a timeline for Butler’s absence Saturday, but it is likely good news that it is a cartilage injury, and not a ligament. According to Yahoo Sports, the four-time All-Star is opting to surgically repair his knee sooner than later. Jimmy Butler is expected to undergo surgery in coming days and could return within […]

  • Loyola nets 25th win, holds off Illinois State 68-61

    CHICAGO — Ben Richardson hit two big 3-pointers and Clayton Custer hit from deep in the final minute as Missouri Valley Conference champion Loyola-Chicago pulled away from Illinois State late to win its regular season finale, 68-61 on Saturday afternoon. In their 100th anniversary season the Ramblers (25-5, 15-3) already clinched their first outright regular season championship since 1984-85 and first as a member of the MVC. They won their program-record 15th conference game and have won seven straight, 14 […]

  • Levee breach leads officials to urge evacuations in NW Indiana

    DEMOTTE, Ind. — A levee breach along the Kankakee River in northwestern Indiana has local officials urging about 30 homeowners to evacuate. Keener Township Volunteer Fire Chief Randy Woods says the breach was relatively minor when it was discovered about 3 p.m. Friday near Demotte, about 50 miles southeast of Chicago. He says some local residents tried to sandbag the breach “to get it under control, but it just got bigger and bigger.” Local firefighters were called out to help […]

  • ‘Notting Hill’ and ‘The Vicar of Dibley’ actress Emma Chambers dies at 53

    LONDON — British actress Emma Chambers has died at 53. Her agent John Grant said Saturday that the actress known for her roles in “The Vicar of Dibley” and “Notting Hill” had died of natural causes. He did not provide any details and said Chambers’ family seeks privacy. “Over the years, Emma created a wealth of characters and an immense body of work. She brought laughter and joy to many, and will be greatly missed,” he said. Chambers was well […]

  • Berube makes 42 saves, Blackhawks beat Sharks 3-1

    CHICAGO  — Jean-Francois Berube made 42 saves in his first start for Chicago to help the Blackhawks beat the San Jose Sharks 3-1 on Friday night. Defenseman Jan Rutta, activated from injured reserve Friday, and Nick Schmaltz scored, and Artem Anisimov added an empty-netter with 30.5 seconds left. Anthony Duclair had two assists for the Blackhawks. They won their second straight and third in four games following an eight-game losing streak that dropped them to last place in the Central […]

  • Caller told FBI Florida shooting suspect ‘going to explode’

    WASHINGTON  — A woman close to the man charged with killing 17 people at a Florida high school warned the FBI in chilling detail that he had a growing collection of guns and a temper so uncontrollable she worried about him “getting into a school and just shooting the place up.” The Associated Press on Friday obtained a transcript of the Jan. 5 tip to the FBI’s call center. The FBI acknowledged it failed to investigate the tip about 19-year-old […]

  • Former Dolphins lineman Jonathan Martin detained by police after Instagram post shuts down school

    LOS ANGELES — A law enforcement official says former Miami Dolphins player Jonathan Martin was taken into Los Angeles police custody after a threatening Instagram post. The official says Martin was being questioned and was not under arrest Friday afternoon. The official says a post on Martin’s Instagram account showed a shotgun and referenced the private Harvard-Westlake prep school in Los Angeles by name. Former Dolphins OL Jonathan Martin with some seriously disturbing stuff on his IG story… — […]

  • Ex-Trump campaign aide Rick Gates agrees to guilty plea in Russia probe

    WASHINGTON — A former top adviser to President Donald Trump’s campaign is scheduled to plead guilty on Friday in the special counsel’s Russia investigation to federal conspiracy and false statements charges. Rick Gates is set to appear at 2 p.m. at the federal courthouse in Washington for a plea agreement hearing. A court filing shows Gates has agreed to plea to charges accusing him of conspiring against the U.S. government related to fraud and unregistered foreign lobbying as well as […]