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Oakland Raiders record 24-21 win over Chicago Bears in thrilling NFL clash at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium

Oakland Raiders record 24-21 win over Chicago Bears in thrilling NFL clash at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium

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The Oakland Raiders managed to blow a 17-0 lead but beat the Chicago Bears regardless as the first NFL game to be played at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium turned into a thriller.The Raiders saw that commanding half-time lead become a 21-17 deficit in the third quarter but Josh Jacobs ran in the winning touchdown – his second of the night – with less than two minutes remaining. Getty Images - Getty Chicago Bears vs Oakland Raiders was the first NFL game to be held at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium That meant it was third time lucky in London for the Raiders, twice beaten at Wembley but the first to celebrate in Tottenham. Years of planning had gone into this game, with hosting such events so integral to the design of this stadium that pre-game announcements w
R Kelly: Singer charged with sexual offences in Chicago

R Kelly: Singer charged with sexual offences in Chicago

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Singer R Kelly has been charged on Friday with 10 counts of aggravated criminal sexual abuse, some involving underage victims, US media report.The R&B star, whose real name is Robert Sylvester Kelly, has faced claims of sexual abuse against women and teenage girls for decades.He has never been convicted and has previously denied all the allegations.The 52-year-old is expected in court in Chicago, where he lives, on 8 March, which is International Women's Day.Prosecutors allege the abuse of four victims took place between 1998 and 2010 - three of the victims were aged 13 to 16 at the time of their reported assaults. On Thursday, two new women brought forward fresh allegations of sexual misconduct when they were teenagers in th...
Chicago Cubs host Colorado Rockies in NL Wild Card Game

Chicago Cubs host Colorado Rockies in NL Wild Card Game

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CHICAGO -- In the matter of just a few hours Monday, the Chicago Cubs went from being tied for the best record in the National League to finding themselves playing for their baseball lives on Tuesday. Despite that, however, they are just glad to still be alive. The Cubs will look to extend their season on Tuesday when they host the NL Wild Card Game against the Colorado Rockies at Wrigley Field. Chicago (95-68) missed on a chance to host the NLD when they lost to the Milwaukee Brewers 3-1 on Monday in the one-game tiebreaker for the Central Division title. Instead, they will host the Rockies (91-72), who dropped a 5-2 decision to the Los Angeles Dodgers in Monday's other divisional tiebreaker. With the loss, the Rockies will fly cross-country to face the Cubs for the right to play the ...
Chicago Cubs hope Cole Hamels can be stopper vs. Cincinnati Reds

Chicago Cubs hope Cole Hamels can be stopper vs. Cincinnati Reds

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CHICAGO -- When the Chicago Cubs traded for Cole Hamels, they figured the veteran starter would add depth to their rotation as they dealt with the uncertainty of Yu Darvish's return. But after the Cubs shut Darvish down for the season earlier this week and with Chicago's offense freshly breaking out of a slump heading into Thursday's series-opener against the Cincinnati Reds at Wrigley Field, Hamels' impressive start to his time with the Cubs may be even more valuable than originally expected. Hamels has allowed just two earned runs in his four Cubs' starts combined and has posted wins in three of his four outings. Now, with the Cubs having lost three of their last four games, getting another steady performance out of Hamels (8-9, 4.00 ERA) on Thursday may just be what the Cubs need as ...
Chicago Bears GM 'optimistic' first-round pick Roquan Smith will be in camp

Chicago Bears GM 'optimistic' first-round pick Roquan Smith will be in camp

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Chicago Bears first-round draft pick Roquan Smith has yet to report to training camp, but general manager Ryan Pace believes that is about to change in the near future. "We're optimistic he's here soon," Pace told reporters Thursday, noting details in Smith's contract were the reason for the hold up. "There's a process and meanwhile we're moving forward." Pace did not set a timetable for Smith to report, per the Chicago Sun-Times. Smith, an inside linebacker who was the eighth overall pick of the 2018 NFL Draft, did not report with rookies on Monday and continued to be absent as veterans came to Olivet Nazarene University on Thursday in Bourbonnais, Ill. The 6-foot-1, 236-pound Smith helped lead Georgia to the national championship game last season, winning the Butkus Award as the t...