Here is the latest Illinois sports news from The Associated Press

Here is the latest Illinois sports news from The Associated Press

DENVER (AP) — Cole Hamels struck out nine in seven scoreless innings, singled twice and drove in two runs to lead the Chicago Cubs past the Colorado Rockies 10-1 in a testy game. Rockies All-Star third-baseman Nolan Arenado left in the fifth inning with a left forearm contusion after Hamels hit him with a pitch in the third, and three more batters _ including Hamels _ were hit by pitches later in the game. Javier Báez and Kyle Schwarber homered for Chicago, which snapped a five-game road losing streak.

LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) — The Chicago Bears have waived Chris Blewitt, leaving them with two kickers as they try to replace Cody Parkey. Blewitt left Pittsburgh as the school’s career scoring leader with 363 points after making 55 of 79 field goals and 198 of 204 extra points from 2013-16. Elliott Fry and Eddy Pineiro remain on the roster. Neither has kicked in an NFL game.