James Kaprielian shows Yankees what they’re missing

The Athletics assign their hotel rooms alphabetically on the road — probably not an uncommon practice — so James Kaprielian and Tony Kemp usually find themselves as neighbors. On Thursday, enjoying a day off in Manhattan, the neighbors looked ahead. “He said, ‘Man, I just can’t wait for tomorrow,’ ” the outfielder Kemp disclosed about … Read more

Islanders’ Barry Trotz may tinker with lineup before key Game 4

At what point would Islanders head coach Barry Trotz feel it’s necessary to make a change in his lineup? The Islanders aren’t a team that often shakes up its lines. That’s a testament to Trotz’s confidence in his combinations and the chemistry that each trio has been able to develop over, not just months, but … Read more

Arlington neighbors ponder possible Chicago Bears relocation

If the Chicago Bears move from Soldier Field to Arlington Park, Rocco Fridono, owner of Big Ange’s Eatery in Arlington Heights, will have to make some changes — starting with the hours and days of operation. Currently, Big Ange’s Eatery, a cozy, family-owned barbecue, burger and sandwich spot at Northwest Highway and Euclid Avenue, is … Read more

Rodon great again, but Sox come up short against Astros

Each start for Carlos Rodon this season has been a proving ground, given the string of injuries and multiple surgeries the White Sox’s left-hander has endured over the last four seasons. Not only has Rodon been up to the challenge, he’s already blown past even the most optimistic expectations. “He’s been just as dialed in … Read more

An architect of European unity moves ahead on sainthood path

VATICAN CITY (AP) — Robert Schuman, a French statesman who paved the way for the bloc that eventually evolved into European Union, has moved ahead on the Catholic church’s path toward possible sainthood. The Vatican said Pope Francis on Saturday approved a decree declaring the “heroic virtues´´ of Schuman, a former prime minister, finance minister … Read more

Know way to know if vaccination will outpace Delta variant

Pedestrians fill the sidewalk as Seattle has become the first major city to reach a 70 percent COVID-19 vaccination rate on June 10, 2021 in Seattle. (Photo by David Ryder/Getty Images) As the number of COVID-19 cases fall across King County, health officials are keeping a close eye on variants, particularly Delta. Dr. Jeff Duchin … Read more

Seattle school district to test full-time virtual classes in fall

Most students learned virtually this past fall. (Seattle Public Schools, Facebook) Seattle students will return to all 104 schools for five full days of instruction in the fall, but the district is also offering a pilot option for full-time virtual learning. A small group of K-12 students have the opportunity to enroll in the virtual … Read more

Wheaton Academy falls in state semifinals

Amy Alexander needed a few moments to compose herself before expressing a heartfelt comment about her teammate, Grace Platt. Platt, a Wheaton Academy freshman, appeared to suffer a serious right knee injury during the first half of the Class 1A state soccer semifinal against Belleville Althoff on Friday. Platt left the field on a cart … Read more