Day: July 2, 2017

Marleau leaves Sharks for Leafs, Price commits to Canadiens

The second day of NHL free agency was a boon for hockey in Canada as one team locked up its franchise goalie and another gave its young star a new winger. Carey Price, considered the best goaltender in the world, signed an eight-year extension with the…

Robinson Cano, James Paxton propel Mariners past Angels, 5-3

ANAHEIM, Calif. — Robinson Cano hit a three-run homer in the eighth inning and James Paxton retired the first 16 Angels he faced in the Seattle Mariners’ 5-3 victory over Los Angeles on Sunday. Paxton (6-3) continued his career-long dominance of the Angels, throwing 6 1/3…

Escobar, Royals remain hot, beat Twins 6-2

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The Kansas City Royals’ hot streak not coincidentally coincides with Alcides Escobar’s blistering bat. Escobar had two hits and two RBIs and Scott Alexander picked up his first major league victory as the Kansas City Royals beat the Minnesota Twins 6-2 on…

Oakton featuring Sedgwick Studio art in summer exhibit

Oakton Community College’s Koehnline Museum of Art will display works by past and present Sedgwick Studio artists July 6 through Sept. 15. The free exhibit, “The Sedgwick Studio: Sculpting Below the Train Station,” features sculptures spanning more than 50 years. The public is invited to an…

Health care forum in Waukegan

U.S. Rep. Brad Schneider of Deerfield will host a public discussion about the Affordable Care Act and recent plans to repeal the health care law on Friday, July 7. The discussion is set for 2 p.m. at the Lake County Health Department, 3010 Grand Ave., Waukegan.…

Images: Sunday Festivals in the suburbs

Images from holiday festivals Sunday with Frontier Days in Arlington Heights, Ribfest in Naperville, a car show in Aurora and the Mundelein Community Days parade.   Children sit on the float from Parkview Health and Fitness as they wave to spectators along California Avenue during the…

Sanchez’s 2-run homer powers White Sox past Rangers

The White Sox played their 81st game of the season on Sunday, so they’ve reached the halfway point of the season. The Sox are 36-45 after rallying for a 6-5 win over the Texas Rangers at U.S. Cellular Field. Considering they are in the early stages…

Germany beats Chile 1-0 in bruising Confederations Cup final

ST. PETERSBURG, Russia — Germany’s experimental young side overcame street-wise Chile to win a bruising Confederations Cup final 1-0 on Sunday, vindicating Joachim Loew’s decision to leave most of his world champions at home. Lars Stindl scored his third goal of the World Cup warm-up tournament…

Gibson joins the Thibodeau reunion in Minnesota

Another ex-Bull accepted an invitation to the Thibodeau reunion. Taj Gibson agreed to a two-year, $28-million deal with the Minnesota Timberwolves on Sunday, according to multiple reports. Gibson will join former Bulls all-star Jimmy Butler to help bring veteran leadership and defense to ex-Bulls coach Tom…

Chicago Blackhawks trade Marcus Kruger to Vegas Golden Knights

As expected, the Chicago Blackhawks cleared more salary cap space and traded forward Marcus Kruger, The 27-year-old Kruger was traded to the Vegas Golden Knights in exchange for future considerations, team officials annnounced Sunday. The Hawks took Kruger in the fifth round of the 2009 draft.…

Happ homers twice as Cubs beat Reds

CINCINNATI — Jake Arrieta pitched 1-hit ball for 7 innings without allowing a stolen base on Sunday, and Ian Happ homered twice in the ballpark where he played as a college star, leading the Cubs to a 6-2 victory over the Cincinnati Reds. The Cubs (41-41)…

Website in Illinois kidnap case still advises on abductions

CHICAGO — A website that hosted an “Abduction 101” forum linked to a suspect in the kidnapping of a Chinese scholar at the University of Illinois bills itself as the world’s most popular sexual fetish site. Brendt Allen Christensen appears in federal court Monday on charges…

Vegas acquires center Marcus Kruger in trade with Blackhawks

CHICAGO — The Vegas Golden Knights have landed Chicago Blackhawks center Marcus Kruger, after all. Two weeks after not selecting Kruger in the NHL expansion draft, Vegas gave up undisclosed future considerations to acquire the two-time Stanley Cup-winner in a trade with the Blackhawks on Sunday.…

The Latest: Day 2: Gordon Hayward visits Fenway Park

The Latest on NBA free agency (all times Eastern): ___ 1:05 p.m. Day 2 of NBA free agency is in full swing, and the run on forwards might be beginning. Serge Ibaka has gotten a three-year, $65 million deal to stay with the Toronto Raptors, and…

July Fourth holiday brings mixed feelings for minorities

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — As many in the United States celebrate the Fourth of July holiday, some minorities have mixed feelings about the revelry of fireworks and parades in an atmosphere of tension on several fronts. How do you celebrate during what some people of color consider…

Pope reverses Vatican stand on British sick baby case

VATICAN CITY — Pope Francis is calling for the parents of a terminally ill British baby to be allowed to do everything possible to treat their child. A Vatican statement Sunday shifted the Holy See’s position from earlier in the week, when the Vatican’s bioethics advisory…

Canadiens sign goalie Carey Price to 8-year extension

MONTREAL — The Montreal Canadiens have signed goaltender Carey Price to an eight-year contract extension. General manager Marc Bergevin announced the deal Sunday, the second day Price was eligible to be extended. Price’s new contract begins in 2018-19 and runs through 2025-26. Getting Price re-signed was…

American brands move to Paris to kick off couture week

PARIS — U.S. ready-to-wear brands Proenza Schouler and Rodarte switched from their regular New York slots to open Paris couture week Sunday, in a sign the business and organizational model of global fashion is evolving to meet the industry’s changing needs. Here are some highlights from…