Here is the latest Illinois sports news from The Associated Press

Here is the latest Illinois sports news from The Associated Press

CHICAGO (AP) — Kyle Hendricks tossed one-run ball over seven innings to continue his dominance over St. Louis, lifting the Chicago Cubs to a 5-1 win over the Cardinals. Carlos González hit his first homer with the Cubs and Kyle Schwarber went 2 for 3 with two RBIs as Chicago completed a three-game sweep of its NL Central rivals and a 6-1 homestand. Hendricks scattered eight hits in his seven innings to win his sixth straight decision.

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Eloy Jiménez launched a 471-foot home run, Reynaldo López bounced back with six effective innings and the Chicago White Sox defeated the Kansas City Royals 5-2. Yoán Moncada had four hits for the White Sox, who lost the series opener but had back-to-back solid pitching performances to take the last two games. The Royals have lost 14 straight rubber games dating to May 30, 2018.

ROSEMONT, Ill. (AP) — The Chicago Bears held their 100th anniversary celebration over the weekend in what was billed as the franchise’s largest gathering of stars past and present. And for Virginia McCaskey, it was “like a happy dream.” She recalled the struggles her father George Halas experienced trying to keep the NFL franchise going in its early days.

UNDATED (AP) — Craig Kimbrel and Dallas Keuchel finally have jobs, and each also has a chance to affect the playoff race in the National League. It was no surprise they both ended up with contenders. Kimbrel signed with the Chicago Cubs, Keuchel with the Atlanta Braves. If the season ended now, those teams would both be in the postseason, and adding these two pitchers could be the equivalent of making a major pickup at the trade deadline _ only the Cubs and Braves did it sooner.

CHICAGO (AP) — Cheyenne Parker came off the bench and scored 18 points with 11 rebounds and the Chicago Sky held off the Seattle Storm 78-71. Stephanie Dolson added 15 points and Courtney Vandersloot 11 with seven assists for the Sky (2-2), who had their best defensive game of the season after giving up 105 in their last outing.