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Police: South Side man sexually assaulted, killed woman in 2007

A 35-year-old Park Manor man has been charged with sexually assaulting and killing a woman in 2007. Antonio Smith was charged with first-degree murder, two counts of attempted first degree murder and three counts of aggravated criminal sexual assault with a weapon, Chicago Police announced Thursday. Smith was taken into custody about 5:20 p.m. Wednesday…

NCAA: NC back in running to host events after law change

GLENDALE, Ariz. — The NCAA says it will consider North Carolina as a host for championship events again after the state rolled back a law that limited protections for LGBT people. In a statement Tuesday, the governing body said its Board of Governors had reviewed moves to repeal repealed the so-called “bathroom bill” and replace…

John Dunlop, coached Thornwood High ’91 baseball champs, has died

John Dunlop coached his high school athletes with endurance drills, tough love, positive visualization and a don’t-even-think-about-it scowl they knew as “The Look.” His Thornwood High School Thunderbirds won the Illinois state high school baseball championship in 1991. When he retired after 19 seasons at Thornwood, he had a record of 439 wins, 194 losses…

Olympic shot-putter Brian Oldfield, of Elgin, dead at 71

Brian Oldfield, an Olympic shot-putter likened to a “blond mountain,” died Sunday in his native Elgin, according to his website. Mr. Oldfield, 71, had struggled for years with ailing health and declining finances. But in the mid-1970s, “he was the single best shot-putter in the world,” said Dave Johnson, director of the Penn Relays competition…

Ex-Bull Joakim Noah suspended for violating NBA drug policy

Joakim Noah of the New York Knicks was suspended 20 games without pay for violating the league’s anti-drug policy. He tested positive for a substance found in some over-the-counter supplements, the league said Saturday. Noah has not played since Feb. 4 and likely was to miss the Knicks’ final 10 games this season because of…