CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) — Ayo Dosunmu scored 24 points, and Illinois used a swarming defense to upset No. 9 Michigan State 79-74. Giorgi Bezhanishvili scored 16 for Illinois, and Trent added 15 as the Illini handed the Spartans their third straight loss. Cassius Winston led the Spartans with 21 points. Xavier Tillman added 16.
EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) — Patrick Kane had a goal and an assist and the Chicago Blackhawks scored four goals in less than a three-minute span of the third period in a 6-2 victory over the Edmonton Oilers on Tuesday. Erik Gustafsson, John Hayden, Dylan Strome, Drake Caggiula and Dominik Kahun also scored for the Blackhawks, who have won five straight. Cam Ward stopped 25 shots.
CHICAGO (AP) — The patriarch of the family behind the Chicago Cubs has apologized after an online media outlet published emails in which he took part in racist comments and conspiracy theories. Some of the emails Splinter News published Monday featured Joe Ricketts making Islamophobic comments. Others included conspiracies about former President Barack Obama’s birthplace and education. Ricketts, who founded TD Ameritrade, apologized for the emails, saying he believes “bigoted ideas are wrong.”
COOPERSTOWN, N.Y. (AP) — Newly elected Lee Smith toured the baseball Hall of Fame in preparation for his induction this summer and says he’s ‘”still in awe” that he’s headed to Cooperstown. Smith, Mariano Rivera, Mike Mussina, Edgar Martinez, Harold Baines and the late Roy Halladay will be enshrined in July.
CHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago Bears have ended a pregame perk that prompted a lawsuit by a lifelong Green Bay Packers fan who wanted to wear the Wisconsin team’s green and gold apparel to warmups at Soldier Field. Bears attorney Paul Greenwalt tells The Chicago Tribune that the team is eliminating the program that allows season ticket holders to attend pregame warmups in a marketing reorganization. He says that means Russell Beckman’s lawsuit is no longer applicable.
CHICAGO (AP) — White Sox right-hander Michael Kopech is throwing again after the touted prospect had Tommy John surgery in September. The team says Kopech had his first throwing session since the operation at the team’s spring training facility in Arizona.