Daily Archive : Thursday November 23, 2017




    Study to look at long-term health risks of playing soccer

    A major study into whether soccer players are at risk of degenerative brain disease has been commissioned amid concerns that the sport's authorities in England haven't done enough to tackle the issue

    Clemson quarterback Kelly Bryant drops back to deliver a pass during the first half of an NCAA college football game against Citadel, Saturday, Nov. 18, 2017, in Clemson, S.C. (AP Photo/Richard Shiro)

    Clemson-South Carolina, Georgia-Georgia Tech top ACC week

    It's Rivalry Week in the Atlantic Coast Conference with four ACC-SEC matchups on the schedule

    Auburn running back Kerryon Johnson (21) carries the ball for a first down as Louisiana Monroe cornerback Corey Straughter (21) tries to tackle him during the first half of an NCAA college football game, Saturday, Nov. 18, 2017, in Auburn, Ala. (AP Photo/Butch Dill)

    Huge stakes in Iron Bowl when Alabama-Auburn meet

    Huge stakes in Iron Bowl when Alabama-Auburn meet


    BC-BKC--BKC Glance,1st Add

    All Times ESTCOLONIAL ATHLETIC ASSOCIATIONConferenceAllGamesWLPCTWLPCTTowson00.00051.833Delaware00.00042.667UNC-Wilmington00.00021.667Hofstra00.00032.600Elon00.00043.571Coll. of Charleston00.00022.500Northeastern00.00022.500William & Mary00.00022.500Drexel00.00023.400James Madison00.00024.333 ___ Wednesday's Games Delaware 65, Longwood 57 James Madison 105, Appalachian St. 99, 2OT Cal Poly 73, Coll. of Charleston 68 Elon 77, Radford 74 Towson 70, Georgia Southern 67 Thursday's Games Coll. of Charleston at Sam Houston St., 9:30 p.m. Friday's Games Northeastern at Utah St., 3 p.m. Loyola of Chicago at UNC-Wilmington, 5 p.m. Saturday's Games Hofstra at Siena, 2 p.m. Northeastern at Furman, 3 p.m. Drexel at NJIT, 4 p.m. James Madison at Radford, 4 p.m. Old Dominion at William & Mary, 7 p.m. UNC-Wilmington at Valparaiso, 7:30 p.m. CONFERENCE USAConferenceAllGamesWLPCTWLPCTLouisiana Tech00.000501.000Middle Tennessee00.00041.800Old Dominion00.00041.800Southern Miss.00.00021.667North Texas00.00032.600UTSA00.00032.600Marshall00.00032.600UAB00.00033.500Charlotte00.00022.500W. Kentucky00.00022.500FIU00.00023.400FAU00.00023.400UTEP00.00013.250Rice00.00014.200 ___ Wednesday's Games Iowa 95, UAB 85 Missouri St. 71, FAU 60 Villanova 66, W. Kentucky 58 Marshall 92, NC Central 84 Louisiana Tech 63, Evansville 61 Mississippi 79, Rice 62 Thursday's Games W. Kentucky at Purdue, 7 p.m. Friday's Games North Texas at Georgia Tech, 4 p.m.


    BC-BKC--BKC Glance,2nd Add

    All Times ESTOHIO VALLEY CONFERENCEConferenceAllGamesWLPCTWLPCTJacksonville St.00.00041.800Tennessee Tech00.00041.800Belmont00.00042.667Murray St.00.00021.667Tennessee St.00.00022.500E. Kentucky00.00023.400Austin Peay00.00023.400SE Missouri00.00023.400SIU-Edwardsville00.00013.250Morehead St.00.00013.250E. Illinois00.00013.250UT Martin00.00014.200 ___ Wednesday's Games E. Washington 83, E. Kentucky 62 Montana St. 88, SE Missouri 82 Providence 66, Belmont 65 Southern U. 69, UT Martin 66 W. Illinois 69, SIU-Edwardsville 67 Friday's Games Nebraska-Omaha at Tennessee Tech, 12 p.m. Saturday's Games Morehead St. at Virginia Tech, 1 p.m. SIU-Edwardsville at Creighton, 4:30 p.m. Tennessee St. at Kennesaw St., 7 p.m. S. Illinois at Murray St., 8 p.m. PACIFIC-12 CONFERENCEConferenceAllGamesWLPCTWLPCTColorado00.000501.000Oregon00.000401.000Arizona St.00.000401.000Southern Cal00.000401.000Washington St.00.000301.000UCLA00.00041.800Utah00.00041.800Arizona00.00031.750Oregon St.00.00021.667Stanford00.00032.600Washington00.00022.500California00.00024.333 ___ Wednesday's Games NC State 90, Arizona 84 Southern Cal 88, Lehigh 63 Thursday's Games UNLV 85, Utah 58 St. John's at Oregon St., 2 p.m. Saint Joseph's at Washington St., 6:30 p.m. Arizona St. at Kansas St., 7:30 p.m. UConn at Oregon, 9 p.m. SMU at Arizona, 9:30 p.m. Stanford at Florida, 10 p.m. Friday's Games Seattle at Washington, 3 p.m. E. Washington at Utah, 8 p.m.


    NCAA Basketball

    All Times ESTAMERICA EAST CONFERENCEConferenceAllGamesWLPCTWLPCTAlbany (NY)00.000501.000Vermont00.00041.800z-Mass.-Lowell00.00041.800Hartford00.00032.600Binghamton00.00024.333UMBC00.00013.250New Hampshire00.00013.250Stony Brook00.00014.200Maine00.00005.000 z-ineligible for post-season play ___ Wednesday's Games Binghamton 70, CS Northridge 65 Boston U. 78, Maine 69 Mass.-Lowell 74, LIU Brooklyn 66 Stony Brook 77, Brown 64 Albany (NY) 91, Dartmouth 73 Thursday's Games Chicago St. at UMBC, 12 p.m. Friday's Games New Hampshire at Furman, 1 p.m. Bryant at Hartford, 3 p.m. Saturday's Games New Hampshire at Utah St., 1 p.m. Albany (NY) at Holy Cross, 1:05 p.m. Vermont at Yale, 2 p.m. AMERICAN ATHLETIC CONFERENCEConferenceAllGamesWLPCTWLPCTCincinnati00.000601.000Tulane00.000501.000UConn00.000301.000UCF00.000301.000Temple00.000301.000SMU00.00041.800Wichita St.00.00041.800Houston00.00031.750Memphis00.00021.667South Florida00.00032.600East Carolina00.00022.500Tulsa00.00023.400 ___ Wednesday's Games South Florida 75, Howard 52 Cincinnati 78, Wyoming 53 Tulane 80, Miami (Ohio) 59 N. Iowa 61, SMU 58 Notre Dame 67, Wichita St. 66 Thursday's Games UCF at Nebraska, 6 p.m. UConn at Oregon, 9 p.m. SMU at Arizona, 9:30 p.m. Friday's Games Arkansas St. at South Florida, 12 p.m. East Carolina at Rutgers, 1 p.m. Saturday's Games Cent. Arkansas at Tulsa, 12 p.m. N. Kentucky at Memphis, 6 p.m. Incarnate Word at Houston, 8 p.m.

    Monaco's head coach Leonardo Jardim walks away after the Champions League Group G soccer match between Monaco and Leipzig at the Louis II stadium in Monaco, Tuesday Nov. 21, 2017. Leipzig won 4-1. (AP Photo/Claude Paris)

    Tables turned on Monaco as it lags behind title rival PSG

    Paris Saint-Germain chased Monaco all last season before losing the French league title by eight points. It's the opposite so far this season with Monaco now lagging behind. A win at Monaco on night will move league leader PSG nine points clear.


    BC-BKC--T25-Wichita St.-Notre Dame Long Box

    BC-BKC--T25-Wichita St.-Notre Dame Long Box No. 13 NOTRE DAME 67, No. 6 WICHITA ST. 66FGFTRebWICHITA ST.MinM-AM-AO-TAPFPTSZ.Brown335-60-01-32214Kelly302-42-25-8036Morris183-62-20-3158Frankamp285-120-00-35012Shamet355-110-01-37010Willis223-80-01-5128Nurger172-60-01-1044Reaves121-30-10-1102Haynes-Jones51-30-00-0002R.Brown--0-00-00-0000Totals20027-594-59-27171666 Percentages: FG .458, FT .800. 3-Point Goals: 8-23, .348 (Z.Brown 4-5, Willis 2-3, Frankamp 2-7, Haynes-Jones 0-1, Reaves 0-1, Nurger 0-2, Shamet 0-4). Team Rebounds: 5. Team Turnovers: 10 (11 PTS). Blocked Shots: 4 (Morris, Nurger, Shamet, Z.Brown). Turnovers: 10 (Shamet 3, Frankamp 2, Willis 2, Z.Brown 2, Nurger). Steals: 3 (Shamet 2, Frankamp). Technical Fouls: None. FGFTRebNOTRE DAMEMinM-AM-AO-TAPFPTSColson359-176-103-111425Geben255-52-22-53212Farrell396-141-10-44115Gibbs382-62-20-2427Pflueger321-42-20-2124Harvey131-30-00-0002Burns80-00-00-1010Mooney61-20-00-1012Torres40-00-02-2010Totals20025-5113-177-28131467 Percentages: FG .490, FT .765. 3-Point Goals: 4-12, .333 (Farrell 2-4, Gibbs 1-1, Colson 1-4, Harvey 0-1, Mooney 0-1, Pflueger 0-1). Team Rebounds: 1. Team Turnovers: 9 (7 PTS). Blocked Shots: 5 (Colson 2, Geben 2, Pflueger). Turnovers: 9 (Farrell 5, Geben, Gibbs, Mooney, Pflueger). Steals: 6 (Farrell 3, Colson 2, Pflueger). Technical Fouls: None. Wichita St.3729-66Notre Dame2344-67 A_2,400 (2,400).


    BC-BKC--T25-Wichita St.-Notre Dame Box

    BC-BKC--T25-Wichita St.-Notre Dame Box No. 13 NOTRE DAME 67, No. 6 WICHITA ST. 66WICHITA ST. (4-1) Kelly 2-4 2-2 6, Z.Brown 5-6 0-0 14, Morris 3-6 2-2 8, Frankamp 5-12 0-0 12, Shamet 5-11 0-0 10, Willis 3-8 0-0 8, R.Brown 0-0 0-0 0, Nurger 2-6 0-0 4, Reaves 1-3 0-1 2, Haynes-Jones 1-3 0-0 2. Totals 27-59 4-5 66. NOTRE DAME (6-0) Colson 9-17 6-10 25, Geben 5-5 2-2 12, Farrell 6-14 1-1 15, Gibbs 2-6 2-2 7, Pflueger 1-4 2-2 4, Torres 0-0 0-0 0, Burns 0-0 0-0 0, Mooney 1-2 0-0 2, Harvey 1-3 0-0 2. Totals 25-51 13-17 67. Halftime_Wichita St. 37-23. 3-Point Goals_Wichita St. 8-23 (Z.Brown 4-5, Willis 2-3, Frankamp 2-7, Reaves 0-1, Haynes-Jones 0-1, Nurger 0-2, Shamet 0-4), Notre Dame 4-12 (Farrell 2-4, Gibbs 1-1, Colson 1-4, Pflueger 0-1, Harvey 0-1, Mooney 0-1). Fouled Out_Morris. Rebounds_Wichita St. 27 (Kelly 8), Notre Dame 28 (Colson 11). Assists_Wichita St. 17 (Shamet 7), Notre Dame 13 (Farrell, Gibbs 4). Total Fouls_Wichita St. 16, Notre Dame 14. A_2,400 (2,400).

    Vegas Golden Knights celebrate a goal as Anaheim Ducks goalie John Gibson (36) collects the puck during the third period of an NHL hockey game in Anaheim, Calif., Wednesday, Nov. 22, 2017. The Knights won 4-2. (AP Photo/Reed Saxon)

    Marchessault, Golden Knights rally for 4-2 win over Ducks

    Jonathan Marchessault had a goal and two assists, rallying the Vegas Golden Knights from a two-goal deficit to a 4-2 victory over the Anaheim Ducks

    FILE - In this Nov. 9, 2017, file photo, Tampa Bay Lightning right wing Nikita Kucherov, right, of Russia, is congratulated by center Steven Stamkos after scoring against the Los Angeles Kings during the first period of an NHL hockey game, in Los Angeles.Led by Stamkos and Kucherov, the Lightning are far away the best in the East, while the duo of Jaden Schwartz and Brayden Schenn has the St. Louis Blues atop the West. The Toronto Maple Leafs are talented and the Los Angeles Kings are off to a great start, but there aren’t too many teams at the quarter mark that can feel very confident about making the playoffs. (AP Photo/Michael Owen Baker, File)

    NHL's Thanksgiving playoffs rule unlikely to fit this season

    NHL's Thanksgiving rule about playoff positioning may not apply this year because the standings are so tightly packed together

    FILE - In this Nov. 4, 2017, file photo, Missouri coach Barry Odom watches his team play Florida during the second half of an NCAA college football game in Columbia, Mo. Missouri hopes to put a six-game exclamation point on its remarkable turnaround from a 1-5 start to the season, when the Tigers play at Arkansas on Friday. The Tigers have already clinched their first bowl game since 2014, and they’ve done so in nothing short of dominating fashion.(AP Photo/L.G. Patterson, File)

    Streaking Missouri aims to cap turnaround against Arkansas

    Missouri coach Barry Odom was the one feeling as much pressure as anyone else in the Southeastern Conference a month ago

    FILE - In this Oct. 14, 2017, file photo, Northwestern head coach Pat Fitzgerald, center, watches a field goal-attempt by his team in the first half of an NCAA college football game against Maryland in College Park, Md. The Wildcats come into Saturday’s game at Illinois on their longest win streak in more than two decades.(AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, File)

    Rolling Wildcats look to keep surging as season winds down

    No. 23 Northwestern comes into Saturday's game at Illinois on its longest win streak in more than two decades

    Winnipeg Jets right wing Blake Wheeler, center, moves the puck between Los Angeles Kings center Anze Kopitar, left, of Slovenia, and defenseman Derek Forbort during the first period of an NHL hockey game, Wednesday, Nov. 22, 2017, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

    Lowry, Laine score in Jets' 2-1 win over slumping Kings

    Adam Lowry and Patrik Laine scored in the Winnipeg Jets' fifth victory in six games, 2-1 over the slumping Los Angeles Kings

    Sacramento Kings forward Zach Randolph, left, drives against Los Angeles Lakers center Brook Lopez during the first quarter of an NBA basketball game Wednesday, Nov. 22, 2017, in Sacramento, Calif. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)

    Kings keep rolling at home, beat Lakers 113-102

    Zach Randolph had 22 points, seven rebounds and seven assists, Willie Cauley-Stein added 26 points and the Sacramento Kings beat the Los Angeles Lakers 113-102 on Wednesday night.

    Milwaukee Bucks guard Eric Bledsoe (6) drives on Phoenix Suns guard Mike James in the first half during an NBA basketball game, Wednesday, Nov 22, 2017, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Rick Scuteri)

    Middleton scores 40 points, Bucks beat Suns in OT

    Khris Middleton scored 40 points and Eric Bledsoe added 30 in his return to Phoenix, leading the short-handed Milwaukee Bucks to a 113-107 overtime victory over the Suns


    College Basketball Scores

    Wednesday, Nov. 22EAST Albany (NY) 91, Dartmouth 73 Boston College 83, Colgate 79 Boston U. 78, Maine 69 Bucknell 87, Ball St. 83 Delaware 65, Longwood 57 Fairleigh Dickinson 87, Holy Cross 76 Mass.-Lowell 74, LIU Brooklyn 66 Miami 57, La Salle 46 NJIT 116, Kean 63 Navy 110, Washington College (MD) 45 Penn 68, UMKC 65 Princeton 60, Lafayette 46 Providence 66, Belmont 65 S. Dakota St. 94, Buffalo 80 Sacred Heart 84, Mitchell College 60 Stony Brook 77, Brown 64 Syracuse 72, Toledo 64 Towson 70, Georgia Southern 67 Vermont 90, Maine-Fort Kent 54 SOUTH Austin Peay 90, Bethel (TN) 58 Cal Poly 73, Coll. of Charleston 68 Coastal Carolina 70, St. Andrews 34 E. Washington 83, E. Kentucky 62 Elon 77, Radford 74 Florida St. 98, Kennesaw St. 79 Fresno St. 79, George Mason 73 Georgia Tech 78, Rio Grande 68 Iowa 95, UAB 85 James Madison 105, Appalachian St. 99, 2OT Kentucky 86, Fort Wayne 67 Louisiana-Lafayette 82, Richmond 76 Marquette 94, LSU 84 Marshall 92, NC Central 84 McNeese St. 85, Champion Christian College 48 Mississippi 79, Rice 62 Mississippi St. 80, Stephen F. Austin 75 Missouri St. 71, FAU 60 NC State 90, Arizona 84 South Florida 75, Howard 52 Southern U. 69, UT Martin 66 Stetson 81, South Alabama 77, OT Tennessee 78, Purdue 75, OT Troy 73, ETSU 65 Tulane 80, Miami (Ohio) 59 UNC-Asheville 62, Monmouth (NJ) 51 Villanova 66, W. Kentucky 58 Yale 87, Alcorn St. 73 MIDWEST Bradley 79, Missouri S&T 47 Cincinnati 78, Wyoming 53 Detroit 72, Saint Louis 70 Illinois 96, Augustana College 62 Illinois St. 86, Quincy 57 Indiana 87, Arkansas St. 70 Indiana St. 75, Missouri-St. Louis 58 Louisiana Tech 63, Evansville 61 Michigan 68, VCU 60 Montana St. 88, SE Missouri 82 N. Dakota St. 80, Florida A&M 66 N. Illinois 70, Manhattan 68 N. Iowa 61, SMU 58 Notre Dame 67, Wichita St. 66 W. Illinois 69, SIU-Edwardsville 67 SOUTHWEST Cent. Michigan 71, Sam Houston St. 60 Lamar 105, Southern University at New Orleans 67 Loyola Marymount 91, Incarnate Word 87 North Texas 86, Rogers State 74 Prairie View 71, Georgia St. 56 Texas State 71, Ark.-Pine Bluff 54 Texas Tech 79, Wofford 56 FAR WEST Binghamton 70, CS Northridge 65 Chaminade University 96, California 72 Idaho 69, Santa Clara 59 New Mexico St. 89, Colorado St. 76 San Jose St. 62, Idaho St. 54 Southern Cal 88, Lehigh 63 UC Riverside 75, Western New Mexico 57 ___

    FILE - In this Nov. 18, 2017, file photo, Iowa coach Kirk Ferentz watches from the sideline during the first half of the team's NCAA college football game against Purdue in Iowa City, Iowa. Iowa plays Nebraska on Friday, Nov. 24. After a win over Ohio State, Iowa has lost to Wisconsin and Purdue. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall, File)

    Huskers must beat Hawkeyes to avoid worst season since 1961

    Riley finale? Nebraska must beat Hawkeyes to avoid worst season since 1961


    Week 13 preview: Rivalry week and high stakes are everywhere

    Yes, it is rivalry week in college football and the old saying goes that anything can happen when rivals get together, but let's not go overboard. Alabama has won seven of nine against Auburn because the Tide has been clearly better more often than not


    4 bowl play-in games this weekend with 8 of 78 spots open

    There are 70 teams already bowl eligible, having won six games, and eight more spots to fill in 39 bowl games

    New Orleans Pelicans forward Anthony Davis (23) shoots over San Antonio Spurs forward LaMarcus Aldridge (12) in the first half of an NBA basketball game in New Orleans, Wednesday, Nov. 22, 2017. (AP Photo/Scott Threlkeld)

    Davis, Cousins, power Pelicans' 107-90 rout of Spurs

    Anthony Davis had 29 points and 11 rebounds, Demarcus Cousins added 24 points and 15 rebounds, and the New Orleans Pelicans beat the San Antonio Spurs 107-90

    Notre Dame forward John Mooney (33) shoots over Wichita State center Rauno Nurger (20) during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game, Wednesday, Nov. 22, 2017, in Lahaina, Hawaii. (AP Photo/Marco Garcia)

    No. 13 Notre Dame rallies to beat No. 6 Wichita State 67-66

    Martinas Geben hit two free throws with 2.3 seconds left and No. 13 Notre Dame rallied from a 16-point deficit to beat No. 6 Wichita State 67-66 in the Maui Invitational championship game

    Oklahoma City Thunder guard Russell Westbrook, left, keeps the ball from Golden State Warriors forward Kevin Durant during the first quarter of an NBA basketball game in Oklahoma City, Wednesday, Nov. 22, 2017. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)

    Westbrook's 34 points lead Thunder past Warriors, 108-91

    Russell Westbrook scored a season high 34 points to help the Oklahoma City Thunder roll past the Golden State Warriors 108-91

    Colorado Avalanche center Nathan MacKinnon, right, drives past Dallas Stars defenseman Stephen Johns in the third period of an NHL hockey game Wednesday, Nov. 22, 2017, in Denver. Colorado won 3-0. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)

    MacKinnon assists on every goal as Avalanche blank Stars 3-0

    Nathan MacKinnon had three assists, including one off a faceoff with a second remaining in the second period, and the Colorado Avalanche beat the Dallas Stars 3-0 to remain nearly unbeatable at home


Life & Entertainment



    Slusher: Good news is not limited to the holidays
    Columnist Jim Slusher: It’s important to recognize that — contrary to popular opinion — good works, positive accomplishments and just plain good news are common in daily newspapers not just in the Season of Love but every day.

    Dan McCaleb

    Reasons to be thankful in tax-and-spend Illinois

    Guest columnist Dan McCaleb: There are examples around Illinois of people in government or in taxpayer-funded institutions who are doing their small part to improve the state’s fiscal climate, and they don’t get nearly enough attention.


    Start supporting music for the right reason
    A Glendale Heights letter to the editor: Research shows that music benefits brain development and academic performance.


    GOP whittling away at middle class
    A Geneva letter to the editor: The Nov. 20 article by Dennis Dedmond of Glen Ellyn seem to be a surprising revelation that Congressman Peter Roskam, as well as Randy Hultgren, would push forward a tax plan that would cater to the middle and lower classes’ ability to equalize the IRS’s “claws and fangs” sinking into us little guys.


    Consider facts before villifying Obama
    A Schaumburg letter to the editor: Just finished reading the letter from Mary Lou Anton telling us in five paragraphs how “appalled” she was that the two presidents Bush that she voted for had the gall to criticize the present occupant of the White House, rather than doing it to the previous occupant, you know — that “abomination” known as Obama.


    We need more than lip service to moral decency
    A Mount Prospect letter to the editor: The recently published “Our democracy is at a crossroads” by Karen Wagner in “Your Views” makes the interesting point that there are “evil forces” influencing our president and other branches of government.


    Today’s Opinion Page editorial cartoon
    Today’s Daily Herald Opinion page editorial cartoon


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