CHICAGO (AP) — Giannis Antetokounmpo scored 29 points and had 17 rebounds, Eric Bledsoe added 19 points and the Milwaukee Bucks outlasted the pesky Chicago Bulls 112-99. Malcolm Brogdon added 17 points and Khris Middleton had 16 to help league-leading Milwaukee win for the seventh time in eight games and improve to 13-2 over its last 15. Antetokounmpo recorded his 39th double-double of the season after sitting out his fourth game of the season Saturday. Zach LaVine finished with 27 points for Chicago.
CHICAGO (AP) — Brad Brach and the Chicago Cubs have finalized a one-year contract that guarantees the reliever $3 million and could be worth $8 million over two seasons. Brach gets a $1.65 million salary this year and could earn $1.35 million in bonuses for days on the active major league roster: $350,000 for one, and $500,000 each for 120 and 150. Chicago has a $5 million team option for 2020. If the Cubs decline, Brach has a $1.35 million player option with a $100,000 buyout.
CHICAGO (AP) — Blackhawks goaltender Collin Delia has agreed to a three-year contract extension. The deal runs through the 2021-22 season. The average annual value is $1 million.
CHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago Blackhawks are in the mix for a playoff spot in the congested Western Conference after they were one of the worst teams in the league in the first part of the season. Patrick Kane has 11 goals and 20 assists during a 14-game point streak, and the Blackhawks’ power play also has played a key role in the team’s turnaround.