Daily Archive : Wednesday January 11, 2017

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    Joseph Macrae holds up a sign in front of of the San Diego Chargers headquarters after the team announced that it will move to Los Angeles, Thursday Jan. 12, 2017, in San Diego. (AP Photo/Denis Poroy)

    San Diego Chargers are no more after leaving for Los Angeles

    The San Diego Chargers are moving to Los Angeles, where they will join the recently relocated Rams to give the nation's second-largest media market two NFL teams for the first time since 1994

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    Switzerland's Roger Federer looks to play a backhand return during a practice session ahead of the Australian Open tennis championships in Melbourne, Australia, Thursday, Jan. 12, 2017. (AP Photo/Mark Baker)

    Fall in rankings has Federer seeded 17th at Australian Open

    A long injury layoff and a fall in the rankings have created a tougher draw for 17-time Grand Slam winner Roger Federer at the Australian Open

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    Illinois forward Michael Finke (43) and Michigan forward D.J. Wilson (5) battle for a rebound during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in Champaign, Ill., Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2017. (AP Photo/Rick Danzl)

    Morgan leads Illinois to 85-69 win over Michigan

    Maverick Morgan scored 16 points, leading Illinois to a dominating 85-69 win over Michigan on Wednesday night

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    Washington Capitals left wing Alex Ovechkin (8), of Russia, waves to the crowd from the bench after he scored a goal during the first period of an NHL hockey game against the Pittsburgh Penguins, Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2017, in Washington. Ovechkin didn't wait long to hit another milestone in his illustrious career, becoming the 84th player in NHL history to record 1,000 points. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)

    Ovechkin scores twice, passes 1,000 points as Caps beat Pens

    Alex Ovechkin scored twice to reach and exceed the 1,000-point plateau, leading the Washington Capitals to a 5-2 victory over the Pittsburgh Penguins on Wednesday night

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    Oklahoma City Thunder guard Russell Westbrook celebrates after a dunk during the fourth quarter of the team's NBA basketball game against the Memphis Grizzlies in Oklahoma City, Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2017. Oklahoma City won 103-95. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)

    Westbrook's 18th triple-double leads Thunder past Grizzlies

    Russell Westbrook posted his 18th triple-double of the season, and the Oklahoma City Thunder defeated the Memphis Grizzlies 103-95

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    Montreal Canadiens' Phillip Danault (24) celebrates a goal against the Winnipeg Jets during the first period of an NHL hockey game, Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2017 in Winnipeg, Ontario. (John Woods/The Canadian Press via AP)

    Danault, Lehkonen each score twice as Canadiens top Jets 7-4

    Phillip Danault and Artturi Lehkonen each scored twice as the Montreal Canadiens dominated the Winnipeg Jets in a 7-4 victory on Wednesday

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    FILE - In this Sept. 10, 2016, photo, Nebraska defensive coordinator Mark Banker signals to his players during the second half of an NCAA college football game against Wyoming, in Lincoln, Neb. Nebraska head coach Mike Riley has fired defensive coordinator Mark Banker, whose unit underperformed in some of the Cornhuskers' most important games, Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2017. (AP Photo/Nati Harnik, File)

    Nebraska fires defensive coordinator Mark Banker

    Nebraska coach Mike Riley has fired defensive coordinator Mark Banker after the unit underperformed in some of the Cornhuskers' most important games

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    A pedestrian stops to look at snow-covered rose bushes in the park blocks in Portland, Ore., Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2017. A major snowstorm spread through Portland and parts of Washington state overnight, toppling trees, closing schools and cutting power to thousands.(AP Photo/Don Ryan)

    Snowfall in Portland affects Cavaliers, Trail Blazers

    Unusually heavy snowfall affected the Portland Trail Blazers and Cleveland Cavaliers before their game Wednesday night game at the Moda Center

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    FILE - In this Jan. 28, 2016, file photo, Miami Dolphins defensive coordinator Vance Joseph responds to a question during a news conference, in Davie, Fla. A runner-up two years ago, Vance Joseph is John Elway's pick this time around. "It's official. Excited to announce Vance Joseph as head coach of the Denver Broncos!" Elway tweeted early Wednesday afternoon, Jan. 11, 2017. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky, File)

    Broncos hire Vance Joseph as their head coach

    The Denver Broncos have hired Vance Joseph as head coach to replace Gary Kubiak, who stepped down last week over health concerns

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    Girls bowling scoreboard: Wednesday, Jan. 11, results
    High school girls bowling results from meets of Wednesday, Jan. 11.

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    Girls gymnastics scoreboard: Wednesday, Jan. 11, results
    High school girls gymnastics results from games of Wednesday, Jan. 11.

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    Girls basketball scoreboard: Wednesday, Jan. 11, results
    High school girls basketball results from games of Wednesday, Jan. 11.

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    Boys swimming scoreboard: Wednesday, Jan. 11, results
    High school boys swimming results from meets of Wednesday, Jan. 11.

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    Boys basketball scoreboard: Wednesday, Jan. 11, results
    High school boys basketball results from games of Wednesday, Jan. 11.

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    Former Wheeling all-area guard Stephanie Kuzmanic, now the girls basketball head coach at Leyden, addresses her team during Wednesday’s game against Maine East.

    Leyden’s second-half rally leads to win over Maine East

    Annissa Lemon scored 20 points and Pamela Colmenares added a career-high 18 to help lift Leyden’s girls basketball team past Maine East 59-46 in Wednesday’s nonconference game in Park Ridge.

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    Hersey’s Maggie Barton competes on vault during Wednesday’s meet in Arlington Heights.

    Barton, Kamysz help Hersey past Conant

    Hersey senior Maggie Barton and junior Mackenzie Kamysz helped lead the Huskies to a season-best score of 143.25 in Mid-Suburban League girls gymnastics competition Wednesday.

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    Wolves win 2-1 over Rockford Admirals

    Goaltender Pheonix Copley made 35 saves to backstop the Chicago Wolves to a 2-1 Amtrak Rivalry victory over the Milwaukee Admirals on Wednesday night at Allstate Arena. The win is the Wolves’ and Copley’s fifth consecutive triumph over the Admirals.

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    Winning response from Harper against COD

    The Harper men’s basketball team trailed early against visiting College of DuPage on Wednesday but ended up earning an 83-59 victory in North Central Community College Conference play.

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    A bittersweet meet for Addison Trail seniors

    Seniors lead Addison Trail to West Suburban Gold girls gymnastics victory against archrival Willowbrook.

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    Naperville North’s Lauren Platou pushes through Neuqua Valley’s Gabby Thomas and Jasmine Walker during girls varsity basketball Wednesday at Naperville North.

    Confidence-building win is good timing for Naperville North

    Improved play helped Naperville North take a DuPage Valley Conference girls basketball victory against Neuqua Valley.

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    Bradley tames N. Iowa 72-61 behind van Bree's 20 PTs

    Luuk van Bree had a career high 20 points, and Donte Thomas and Darrell Brown each scored 12 to lift Bradley past Northern Iowa 72-61 Wednesday night

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    Auburn offensive coordinator Rhett Lashlee joins UConn staff

    Auburn offensive coordinator Rhett Lashlee has left to join Randy Edsall's staff at the University of Connecticut

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    This Lakes victory well worth shouting about

    Lakes’ boys basketball team put an end to a nine-game losing streak by topping Grayslake Central 54-39 on Wednesday.

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    Washington Capitals left wing Alex Ovechkin (8), of Russia, celebrates his goal during the first period of an NHL hockey game against the Pittsburgh Penguins, Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2017, in Washington. Ovechkin didn't wait long to hit another milestone in his illustrious career, becoming the 84th player in NHL history to record 1,000 points. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)

    Ovechkin scores 35 seconds in to record 1,000th point

    Alex Ovechkin didn't wait long to hit another milestone in his illustrious career, becoming the 84th player in NHL history to record 1,000 points

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    Antioch’s Michael Kawell, right, and Round Lake’s Angelo White battle for a loose ball Wednesday night in Round Lake.

    Gutke’s a hit as Antioch blocks out Round Lake

    Ben Gutke’s 12 points and 10 rebounds helped Antioch’s boys basketball team outlast Round Lake 53-42 in a Northern Lake County Conference game Wednesday.

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    Burlington Central rolls over Woodstock

    Michael Kalusa led a balanced Burlington Central scoring attack with 13 points Wednesday night as the Rockets defeated Woodstock 76-51 in a Kishwaukee River Conference boys basketball game.

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    Impressive first half carries Jacobs past Cary-Grove

    Jacobs’ boys basketball team made it a 14-0 start to the season Wednesday night with a 66-51 Fox Valley Conference win over Cary-Grove.

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    BC-BKC--Michigan-Illinois Long Box

    BC-BKC--Michigan-Illinois Long Box ILLINOIS 85, MICHIGAN 69FGFTRebMICHIGANMinM-AM-AO-TAPFPTSWagner261-33-30-1026Wilson358-122-32-41119Abdur-Rahkman305-92-30-01114Walton294-81-10-37211Irvin315-90-00-61210Robinson151-30-00-0052Simpson141-30-01-1013Donnal91-20-01-2012Watson40-10-00-0000Lonergan31-10-00-0002Teske20-00-00-0200Wright-Jones10-00-00-0000Hibbitts10-00-00-0000Totals20027-518-104-17121569 Percentages: FG .529, FT .800. 3-Point Goals: 7-14, .500 (Abdur-Rahkman 2-2, Walton 2-4, Wagner 1-1, Simpson 1-2, Wilson 1-2, Donnal 0-1, Irvin 0-1, Robinson 0-1). Team Rebounds: 0. Team Turnovers: 8 (18 PTS). Blocked Shots: 0. Turnovers: 8 (Wagner 3, Irvin 2, Walton 2, Simpson). Steals: 6 (Irvin, Simpson, Wagner, Walton, Watson, Wilson). Technical Fouls: Walton, 3:20 first. FGFTRebILLINOISMinM-AM-AO-TAPFPTSBlack175-100-01-50310Morgan298-90-00-14216Abrams241-32-30-2334Coleman-Lands314-80-00-34112Hill324-86-70-42215Lucas232-20-00-1805Nichols196-90-05-80213Finke124-40-01-30010Jordan100-00-00-2010Jones10-00-00-0000Olademeji10-00-00-0000Austin10-00-00-0000Totals20034-538-107-29211485 Percentages: FG .642, FT .800. 3-Point Goals: 9-14, .643 (Coleman-Lands 4-5, Finke 2-2, Lucas 1-1, Nichols 1-1, Hill 1-3, Abrams 0-1, Black 0-1). Team Rebounds: 1. Team Turnovers: 9 (17 PTS). Blocked Shots: 1 (Morgan). Turnovers: 9 (Morgan 3, Coleman-Lands 2, Abrams, Hill, Jordan, Lucas).

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    BC-BKC--Michigan-Illinois Box

    BC-BKC--Michigan-Illinois Box ILLINOIS 85, MICHIGAN 69MICHIGAN (11-6) Wagner 1-3 3-3 6, Wilson 8-12 2-3 19, Walton 4-8 1-1 11, Abdur-Rahkman 5-9 2-3 14, Irvin 5-9 0-0 10, Donnal 1-2 0-0 2, Hibbitts 0-0 0-0 0, Lonergan 1-1 0-0 2, Teske 0-0 0-0 0, Simpson 1-3 0-0 3, Wright-Jones 0-0 0-0 0, Watson 0-1 0-0 0, Robinson 1-3 0-0 2. Totals 27-51 8-10 69. ILLINOIS (12-5) Black 5-10 0-0 10, Morgan 8-9 0-0 16, Hill 4-8 6-7 15, Coleman-Lands 4-8 0-0 12, Abrams 1-3 2-3 4, Finke 4-4 0-0 10, Nichols 6-9 0-0 13, Austin 0-0 0-0 0, Lucas 2-2 0-0 5, Jordan 0-0 0-0 0, Olademeji 0-0 0-0 0, Jones 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 34-53 8-10 85. Halftime_Illinois 49-36. 3-Point Goals_Michigan 7-14 (Abdur-Rahkman 2-2, Walton 2-4, Wagner 1-1, Simpson 1-2, Wilson 1-2, Irvin 0-1, Donnal 0-1, Robinson 0-1), Illinois 9-14 (Coleman-Lands 4-5, Finke 2-2, Lucas 1-1, Nichols 1-1, Hill 1-3, Black 0-1, Abrams 0-1). Fouled Out_Robinson. Rebounds_Michigan 17 (Irvin 6), Illinois 29 (Nichols 8). Assists_Michigan 12 (Walton 7), Illinois 21 (Lucas 8). Total Fouls_Michigan 15, Illinois 14. Technicals_Walton. A_11,404 (15,500).

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    Florida Panthers' Jaromir Jagr (68) and New York Islanders' Johnny Boychuk (55) skate for control of the puck as Islanders goalie Thomas Greiss (1) watches during the first period of an NHL hockey game Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2017, in New York. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)

    Demers, Luongo lead Panthers to 2-1 win over Islanders

    Jason Demers scored the tiebreaking goal early in the second period, Roberto Luongo stopped 29 shots and the Florida Panthers held on for a 2-1 victory over the New York Islanders on Wednesday night

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    Huntley comes from 14 down to beat Hampshire

    Huntley’s boys basketball team rallied from a 14-point deficit in the third quarter to beat Hampshire 60-57 Wednesday night.

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    Elgin Academy notches 7th win

    Michelle Peyton and Renee Scimecas had 11 points each Wednesday night as the Elgin Academy girls basketball team defeated Francis Parker 41-27 in an Independent School League game.

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    TCU's AJ Alix (23) defends as Baylor's Lauren Cox (15) goes up for a shot in the second half of an NCAA college basketball game, Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2017, in Waco, Texas. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)

    No. 2 Baylor women 77-54 over TCU to stay perfect in Big 12

    Freshman Lauren Cox made her first seven shots and scored 19 points as second-ranked Baylor won its 51st consecutive home game, beating TCU 77-54 on Wednesday night

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    North Chicago rallies, denies Grant’s upset bid

    North Chicago’s boys basketball team produced a strong fourth quarter, rallying to top visiting Grant 63-57 on Wednesday in Northern Lake County Conference play.

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    Anderson, Dulin lead Navy to 75-62 win over Loyola (Md)

    Shawn Anderson had 15 points, seven rebounds and five assists, Bryce Dulin added 14 points and seven boards and Navy beat Loyola 75-62 on Wednesday night

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    Muller to meet defending champ Troicki in Sydney semifinals

    Gilles Muller beat second-seeded Pablo Cuevas 7-6 (5), 6-4 on Thursday to advance to the Sydney International semifinals against two-time defending champion Viktor Troicki

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    Stevenson still perfect against NSC foes

    Stevenson’s boys swimming and diving team improved to 4-0 in dual meets against North Suburban Conference foes with a 105.5-76.5 victory over Libertyville on Wednesday.

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    Brian Hill/bhill@dailyherald.com Chicago Bears running back Jordan Howard (24) moves upfield against the San Francisco 49ers in December at snowy Soldier Field in Chicago.

    Breaking down the Chicago Bears running backs

    There’s only one position at which the Chicago Bears can afford to stand pat for next season, and that’s running back, thanks to the emergence of fifth-round draft pick Jordan Howard, who was named to the Pro Bowl on Wednesday.

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    General manager Nelson Rodriguez introducing new Chicago Fire coach Veljko Paunovic to the media.

    Chicago Fire stands pat going into draft

    The Chicago Fire does not expect to add to its roster before Friday’s MLS SuperDraft, according to general manager Nelson Rodriguez.

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    Clemson head coach Dabo Swinney argues a call during the first half of the NCAA college football playoff championship game against Alabama Monday, Jan. 9, 2017, in Tampa, Fla. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

    Clemson's Swinney wins second straight Bear Bryant award

    Dabo Swinney won his second straight Paul "Bear" Bryant Coach of the Year award Wednesday night, two days after leading Clemson to its first national championship in 35 years

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    Harvest Christian’s Gracie Ozburn, center, gets between Larkin’s Brianna Young, left, and Aaliyah Dixon, right, during a varsity girls basketball game as part of the 2017 Elgin City Classic tournament at Chesbrough Field House Wednesday night.

    With Larkin’s Kyles sidelined, Harvest Christian rolls to win

    With Larkin senior Marlee Kyles, the Fox Valley area’s leading scorer, out with a concussion, Harvest Christian’s girls basketball team defeated Larkin 62-37 Wednesday night.

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    Women's Top 25 Capsules

    Women's Top 25 Capsules

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    Lewis, Middlebrook lead No. 25 Kansas St women past Kansas

    Breanna Lewis had her second-consecutive double-double, Karyla Middlebrook finished with 11 points, six rebounds and seven assists and No. 25 Kansas State beat Kansas 73-60 on Wednesday night

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    College Basketball Scores

    Wednesday, Jan. 11EAST Boston College 74, NC State 66 Boston U. 76, American U. 66 Colgate 79, Army 76 Duquesne 73, Saint Louis 66 Holy Cross 71, Lafayette 54 Lehigh 82, Bucknell 71 Maine 73, Mass.-Lowell 71 Navy 75, Loyola (Md.) 62 New Hampshire 75, Albany (NY) 67 UMBC 84, Hartford 68 UMass 67, Dayton 55 Vermont 67, Binghamton 50 SOUTH Campbell 76, Gardner-Webb 60 Charleston Southern 70, Radford 64 Chattanooga 83, The Citadel 73 Fordham 60, Davidson 54 Georgia 69, Mississippi 47 Houston 74, East Carolina 58 Liberty 62, High Point 58 Louisville 85, Pittsburgh 80 Mercer 68, Samford 65 NC Central 69, Md.-Eastern Shore 52 Norfolk St. 80, Savannah St. 76 North Carolina 93, Wake Forest 87 Richmond 78, St. Bonaventure 61 South Carolina 70, Tennessee 60 Tulane 82, South Florida 67 UNC-Asheville 89, Longwood 68 VCU 85, George Washington 55 Winthrop 75, Presbyterian 52 MIDWEST Drake 87, Indiana St. 70 Illinois St. 60, S. Illinois 53 Marquette 89, Seton Hall 86 Michigan St. 65, Minnesota 47 Missouri St. 55, Evansville 51 N. Dakota St. 70, South Dakota 69 Nebraska-Omaha 79, IUPUI 71 Wichita St. 87, Loyola of Chicago 75 SOUTHWEST Lamar 87, Incarnate Word 72 Stephen F. Austin 79, Texas A&M-CC 46 TCU 64, Texas 61 Texas A&M 92, LSU 62 Tulsa 81, Memphis 71 FAR WEST Denver 84, W. Illinois 70 ___

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    College Basketball Scores

    Wednesday, Jan. 11EAST Boston College 74, NC State 66 Boston U. 76, American U. 66 Colgate 79, Army 76 Duquesne 73, Saint Louis 66 Holy Cross 71, Lafayette 54 Lehigh 82, Bucknell 71 Maine 73, Mass.-Lowell 71 Navy 75, Loyola (Md.) 62 New Hampshire 75, Albany (NY) 67 UMBC 84, Hartford 68 UMass 67, Dayton 55 Vermont 67, Binghamton 50 SOUTH Campbell 76, Gardner-Webb 60 Charleston Southern 70, Radford 64 Chattanooga 83, The Citadel 73 Fordham 60, Davidson 54 Georgia 69, Mississippi 47 Houston 74, East Carolina 58 Liberty 62, High Point 58 Louisville 85, Pittsburgh 80 Mercer 68, Samford 65 NC Central 69, Md.-Eastern Shore 52 Norfolk St. 80, Savannah St. 76 North Carolina 93, Wake Forest 87 Richmond 78, St. Bonaventure 61 South Carolina 70, Tennessee 60 Tulane 82, South Florida 67 UNC-Asheville 89, Longwood 68 VCU 85, George Washington 55 Winthrop 75, Presbyterian 52 MIDWEST Drake 87, Indiana St. 70 Illinois St. 60, S. Illinois 53 Marquette 89, Seton Hall 86 Michigan St. 65, Minnesota 47 Missouri St. 55, Evansville 51 N. Dakota St. 70, South Dakota 69 Nebraska-Omaha 79, IUPUI 71 Wichita St. 87, Loyola of Chicago 75 SOUTHWEST Lamar 87, Incarnate Word 72 Stephen F. Austin 79, Texas A&M-CC 46 TCU 64, Texas 61 Texas A&M 92, LSU 62 Tulsa 81, Memphis 71 FAR WEST Denver 84, W. Illinois 70 ___

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    Yanni Pappas is presented the Andrew Garwood STRONG Foundation scholarship at Glenbard West’s football banquet last weekend. From left are Glenbard West football coach Chad Hetlet, Yanni Pappas, Terri and Steve Garwood.

    A fitting tribute to Garwood

    Andrew Garwood STRONG Foundation honors Pappas as first scholarship recipient

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    Philadelphia 76ers' Joel Embiid, right, and Philadelphia 76ers' T.J. McConnell celebrate after McDonnell's game-winning basket during an NBA basketball game against the New York Knicks, Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2017, in Philadelphia. Philadelphia won 98-97. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

    McConnell's jumper at buzzer sends 76ers past Knicks, 98-97

    T.J. McConnell hit a baseline jumper at the buzzer to give the Philadelphia 76ers a 98-97 victory over the New York Knicks

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    Libertyville bounces Lake Zurich

    Caroline Frea scored 15 points and grabbed 10 rebounds, and Libertyville’s girls basketball team rallied to beat host Lake Zurich 50-38 in North Suburban Conference action Wednesday night.

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    Paige Bareck

    Week 6: Hinsdale Central’s Bareck earns MVP acclaim

    Hinsdale Central senior guard Paige Bareck has earned Daily Herald MVP honors for her recent high school girls basketball performances.

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    Garrett Fant

    Week 6: Lake Park’s Fant earns MVP recognition

    Lake Park senior guard Garrett Fant has earned Daily Herald MVP recognition for his recent high school boys basketball performances.

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    Naperville North’s Lauren Platou pushes through Neuqua Valley’s Gabby Thomas and Jasmine Walker during girls varsity basketball Wednesday at Naperville North.

    Images: Naperville North vs. Neuqua Valley girls basketball

    Naperville North hosted Neuqua Valley for girls basketball action on Wednesday.

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    Antioch’s Michael Kawell, right, and Round Lake’s Angelo White battle for a loose ball during their game Wednesday night in Round Lake.

    Images: Round Lake vs. Antioch boys basketball

    The Round Lake Panthers hosted the Antioch Sequoits for boys basketball action on Wednesday, Jan. 11 in Round Lake.

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    FILE - In this Dec. 19, 2016, file photo, Carolina Panthers defensive coordinator Sean McDermott walks across the field before an NFL football game against the Washington Redskins, in Landover, Md. A person with direct knowledge of the decision tells The Associated Press the Buffalo Bills have reached an agreement to hire Sean McDermott to be their next head coach. The person spoke to The AP on the condition of anonymity because the Bills have not announced the decision. The deal was reached Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2017, shortly after the Bills interviewed McDermott for a second time in eight days. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File)

    Bills hire Panthers defensive coordinator McDermott as coach

    The Buffalo Bills hire Carolina Panthers defensive coordinator Sean McDermott to be their next head coach on Wednesday

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    Pierre-Louis has 18 & 16, No. 22 Sooners drop Iowa St 67-57

    Vionise Pierre-Louis had 18 points and a career-high 16 rebounds and No. 22 Oklahoma held off Iowa State 67-56 on Wednesday night

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    Texas Tech women hold off No. 18 West Virginia 75-66

    Recee' Caldwell scored 21 points and Texas Tech had a 17-point lead erased in the fourth quarter but recovered with a 10-2 run to close out a 75-66 upset win over No. 18 West Virginia on Wednesday night

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    Blake Griffin on track to return to Clippers in late January

    Blake Griffin is on track to return to the Los Angeles Clippers likely later this month after having right knee surgery

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    Maryland's Brionna Jones, center, is surrounded by her teammates after Maryland defeated Penn State 89-83 in an NCAA college basketball game, Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2017, in College Park, Md. Jones tied the school record with 42 points and grabbed 14 rebounds. (AP Photo/Gail Burton)

    Jones scores 42 as No. 3 Maryland beats Penn State 89-83

    Brionna Jones tied the Maryland school record with 42 points and grabbed 14 rebounds to help the third-ranked Terrapins beat Penn State 89-83 Wednesday night

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    Wichita St beats Loyola-Chicago, moves to 5-0 in conference

    Markis McDuffie hit four 3-pointers and scored 26 points to lead Wichita State to an 87-75 win over Loyola-Chicago on Wednesday night

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    Harvest Christian’s Gracie Ozburn, center, gets between Larkin’s Brianna Young, left, and Aaliyah Dixon, right, during a varsity girls basketball game as part of the 2017 Elgin City Classic tournament at Chesbrough Field House Wednesday night.

    Images: Larkin vs. Harvest Christian, girls basketball

    The Larkin Royals played the Harvest Christian Lions for girls basketball action on Wednesday, Jan. 11 in Elgin.

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    FILE - In this Nov. 3, 2016, file photo, the Chicago Cubs celebrate after Game 7 of the Major League Baseball World Series against the Cleveland Indians, in Cleveland. The World Series champion Chicago Cubs have accepted President Barack Obama’s invitation and will visit the White House on Monday, Jan. 16, 2017. White House press secretary Josh Earnest said Wednesday that Obama is “really looking forward to it” and that any sports fan could appreciate “the historic run that the Chicago Cubs had through the playoffs and to a World Series title this year.” (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel, File)

    World Series champion Cubs to visit White House on Monday

    The World Series champion Chicago Cubs have accepted President Barack Obama's invitation and will visit the White House on Monday

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    Sirmon to lead Cardinals' defense, Ward to coach secondary

    Louisville has hired Peter Sirmon as defensive coordinator and Lorenzo Ward to coach the secondary

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    Bradley, 4 other Celtics out against Wizards

    Avery Bradley was one of five players out for the Boston Celtics when they hosted the Washington Wizards on Wednesday night

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    Green Bay Packers head coach Mike McCarthy, right, talks to quarterback Aaron Rodgers during the second half of an NFC wild-card NFL football game against the New York Giants, Sunday, Jan. 8, 2017, in Green Bay, Wis. (AP Photo/Mike Roemer)

    Imrem: At least Packers offer quality QB with the hot chocolate

    Could Green Bay Packers’ hot chocolate help Chicago Bears fill Soldier Field?

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    Chicago Bulls guard Rajon Rondo (9) gestures during the second half of an NBA basketball game against the Washington Wizards, Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2017, in Washington. The Wizards won 101-99. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)

    Rose, Rondo offer strange week of lost and found point guards

    Jimmy Butler and Nikola Mirotic will both be at home in Chicago due to illness when the Bulls face the New York Knicks in Madison Square Garden on Thursday. Derrick Rose is expected to play after missing a game on Monday to visit home.

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    Jackson: Preview old classics, new gadgets at Chicago Outdoor Sports Show

    The Chicago Outdoors Sports Show will offer plenty of new gadgets and old classics for fishermen to enjoy.

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    FILE - In this Sunday, Oct. 30, 2016 file photo, Green Bay Packers wide receiver Davante Adams (17) is hit by Atlanta Falcons strong safety Keanu Neal (22) during the second of an NFL football game in Atlanta. The Green Bay Packers appear to be much better prepared to play without Jordy Nelson if their top receiver can’t play in the divisional round playoff game against Dallas on Sunday, Jan. 15, 2017 because of injured ribs. (AP Photo/David Goldman, File)

    Packers may be better equipped this year if Nelson can't go

    The Green Bay Packers appear to be much better prepared to play without Jordy Nelson if their top receiver can't play in the divisional round playoff game against Dallas on Sunday because of injured ribs

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    Timberwolves' Zach LaVine out with hip injury

    Minnesota guard Zach LaVine sat out the Timberwolves' game Wednesday night against the Houston Rockets because of a left hip contusion

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    Seattle Seahawks defensive ends Cliff Avril (56) and Michael Bennett (72) walk at the start of practice, Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2017, in Renton, Wash. The Seahawks are scheduled to play the Atlanta Falcons in an NFL football NFC playoff game Saturday in Atlanta. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)

    Bennett's signing in Seattle thanks to Atlanta's Quinn

    On a Seattle Seahawks roster that was created mostly through the draft, it's difficult to find a more important free agent signing than the luring of Michael Bennett during the 2013 offseason

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    Phoenix Suns' Devin Booker shoot baskets during a training session the day before their game against the Dallas Mavericks, at Mexico City Arena in Mexico City, Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2017. (AP Photo/Rebecca Blackwell)

    Mexican roots run deep with the Phoenix Suns

    For Devin Booker and Earl Watson, guard and coach of the Phoenix Suns, the game against the Dallas Mavericks in Mexico is more special because of their heritage

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    Brock Osweiler treats Texans linemen to special gift

    Houston quarterback Brock Osweiler recently gifted his offensive line with custom suits to thank them for protecting him this season

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    Former Rams player Tre Mason arrested in Florida

    Former Los Angeles Rams player Tre Mason has been arrested in South Florida on charges that he fled a deputy on an ATV in July

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    Arizona State hires Bennett to run defense

    Arizona State has hired veteran coach Phil Bennett as its defensive coordinator

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    New England Patriots linebacker Dont'a Hightower speaks to media after their NFL football practice, Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2017, in Foxborough, Mass. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)

    What about the defense? Stingy Pats a challenge for Texans

    As well as Tom Brady and the Patriots' offense have played this season, much of New England's success over the last month has been directly tied to a defense that enters the playoffs as one of the NFL's stingiest units

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    FC Barcelona's Lionel Messi kicks the ball to scores during a Copa del Rey, 16 round, second leg, between FC Barcelona and Athletic Bilbao at the Camp Nou in Barcelona, Spain, Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2017. (AP Photo/Manu Fernandez)

    Messi free kick puts Barcelona in Copa del Rey quarterfinals

    Another perfectly struck free kick by Lionel Messi gave Barcelona a 3-1 win over Athletic Bilbao and a spot in the quarterfinals of the Copa del Rey on Wednesday

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    Dallas Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott (21) runs a drill during an indoor NFL football practice at the team's headquarters in Frisco, Texas, Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2017. The Cowboys face the Green Bay Packers in the NFL playoffs this Sunday. (AP Photo/LM Otero)

    Cowboys' Elliott tops college playoff vets in NFL postseason

    Ezekiel Elliott was in the original group of college players to go through something resembling the NFL playoffs when Ohio State won the national championship two years ago

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    IHSA basketball officials Steve Massie, left, and his brother Scott, both Dundee High School graduates, will be inducted into the Illinois Basketball Coaches Association Hall of Fame this spring. Steve is a Carpentersville resident and Scott lives in Lake in the Hills.

    Massie brothers reach officials’ pinnacle with induction to IBCA Hall of Fame

    Brothers Scott and Steve Massie will be inducted into the Illinois Basketball Coaches Association Hall of Fame this spring as officials. They are both graduates of Dundee High School. Scott is a Lake in the Hills resident and Steve lives in Carpentersville.

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    Former NBA player Allen Iverson, left, shows his jersey as he poses with entertainer Ice Cube after they announced the launch of the BIG3, a new 3-on-3 professional basketball league, in New York, Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2017. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews)

    Still got game? Ice Cube, Iverson back 3-on-3 hoops league

    Ice Cube and Allen Iverson are putting their star power behind a new 3-on-3 profession al basketball league

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    U.S. men's national soccer team coach Bruce Arena watches his team during a practice session Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2017, in Carson, Calif. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)

    Bruce Arena aims for quick start to save US' World Cup hopes

    Bruce Arena realizes he has very little time to get back into his groove with the U.S. national team

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    Twins to put Hunter, Hawkins in FSN broadcast booth in '17

    Former Minnesota Twins stars Torii Hunter and LaTroy Hawkins will serve as television analysts this season for broadcasts on regional cable outlet Fox Sports North

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    FILE - A Wednesday, Nov. 30, 2016 file photo of PSG's Thiago Silva celebrating his opening goal during a French League One soccer match Paris-Saint-Germain against Angers at Parc des Princes stadium in Paris. Center half Thiago Silva scored a header in each half as defending champion Paris Saint-Germain beat Metz 2-0 to reach the League Cup semifinals on Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2017. (AP Photo/Michel Euler, File)

    Silva scores as PSG beats Metz to reach cup semifinals

    Center half Thiago Silva scored a header in each half as defending champion Paris Saint-Germain beat Metz 2-0 to reach the League Cup semifinals on Wednesday

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    Connecticut head coach Geno Auriemma, center, and his team reacts in the first half of an NCAA college basketball game against South Florida, Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2017, in Hartford, Conn. (AP Photo/Jessica Hill)

    UConn women's hoops honors teen killed by stray bullet

    A 13-year-old New York girl killed by a stray bullet while riding home from basketball practice has been made an honorary member of the UConn women's basketball team

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    FILE - In this Tuesday, Sept. 20, 2016 file photo, Tampa Bay Rays starter Drew Smyly pitches against the New York Yankees during the first inning of a baseball game in St. Petersburg, Fla. The Mariners have made a pair of trades, landing left-handed starter Drew Smyly from the Tampa Bay Rays and right-hander reliever Shae Simmons from the Atlanta Braves, Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2017. (AP Photo/Steve Nesius, File)

    Seattle acquires Drew Smyly as it makes pair of trades

    The Mariners have made a pair of trades, landing left-handed starter Drew Smyly from the Tampa Bay Rays and right-hander reliever Shae Simmons from the Atlanta Braves

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    Wake Forest adds Stony Brook DC Hemphill to coaching staff

    Wake Forest has added Stony Brook defensive coordinator Lyle Hemphill to its coaching staff

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    Virginia to open 2020 season against Georgia in Atlanta

    Virginia and Georgia will open the 2020 season in Atlanta's new Mercedes-Benz Stadium

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    Ashton Creal of Metea tries to block Wheaton Warrenville South’s Parker Robinson (22) during the Wheaton Warrenville South at Metea Valley boys basketball game Tuesday.

    WW South tournament earning a reputation

    DuPage County boys basketball news and notes.

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    FILE - In this Oct. 16, 2016, file photo, Dallas Cowboys' Barry Church celebrates his interception during the second half of an NFL football game against the Green Bay Packers in Green Bay, Wis. While each of the eight NFL teams in playoff action this weekend has stars everyone has heard of, Tom Brady; Aaron Rodgers; Richard Sherman, there are also lesser-known players like Church, who could play key roles in the divisional-round games. (AP Photo/Matt Ludtke, File)

    Overlooked players who could star in the NFL playoffs

    Overlooked players who could make a big impact in the NFL playoffs

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    Atlanta Falcons offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan speaks during a news conference while preparing for the NFC divisional playoff football game against the Seattle Seahawks, Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2017, in Flowery Branch, Ga. (Curtis Compton/Atlanta Journal-Constitution via AP)

    Falcons' Shanahan unsure of possible interview with Rams

    Atlanta Falcons offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan says he doesn't know when he'll be able to reschedule an interview with the Los Angeles Rams that was postponed last week due to weather

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    Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger (7) talks with head coach Mike Tomlin during an NFL football practice, Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2017, in Pittsburgh. The Steelers face the Kansas City Chiefs in an AFC Divisional playoff game on Sunday. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic)

    Roethlisberger, Steelers looking to minimize mistakes

    The Pittsburgh Steelers have reeled off eight straight victories even with Ben Roethlisberger's passes occasionally finding their way into the hands of the guys in the other jersey

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    Dallas Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott (21) walks the field during an indoor NFL football practice at the team's headquarters in Frisco, Texas, Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2017. The Cowboys face the Green Bay Packers in the NFL playoffs this Sunday. (AP Photo/LM Otero)

    Cowboys RB Ezekiel Elliott OK after minor traffic accident

    Dallas star running back Ezekiel Elliott was involved in a minor vehicle accident not far from the team's practice facility

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    Suburban golf show season tees off this weekend

    It may not seem like golf season outside, but the sport will soon be red hot indoors thanks to four consumer shows — three of them in the Chicago area — coming up over the next six weeks.

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    Southampton's Nathan Redmond celebrates after scoring during the English League Cup semifinal first leg soccer match between Southampton and Liverpool at St. Mary's stadium in Southampton, England, Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2017.(AP Photo/Frank Augstein)

    Southampton has 1-0 edge over Liverpool in League Cup semis

    Liverpool endured more cup frustration when Southampton won the first leg of their League Cup semifinal 1-0 on Wednesday

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    Staley: South Carolina's Wilson likely to miss Georgia game

    South Carolina coach Dawn Staley said leading scorer A'ja Wilson has not practiced and would not be on the court to play Georgia on Thursday night "unless something miraculous" happens

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    Juventus' Paulo Dybala celebrates after scoring during an Italian Cup, round of 16 soccer match, at the Juventus Stadium in Turin, Italy, Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2017. (Alessandro Di Marco/ANSA via AP)

    Dybala and Bernardeschi shine as Juve, Fiorentina advance

    Two of Serie A's brightest young talents were on full display when Juventus and Fiorentina each advanced to the Italian Cup quarterfinals on Wednesday

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    In this photo taken Dec. 18, 2016, then-Jacksonville Jaguars head coach Gus Bradley is shown during the first half of an NFL football game in Houston. Bradley has interviewed for the Washington Redskins' defensive coordinator job. The team said on Twitter that former Jacksonville Jaguars head coach Bradley interviewed on Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2017, two days after Mike Pettine's candidacy was announced. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

    Redskins interview Gus Bradley for defensive coordinator job

    Gus Bradley has interviewed for the Washington Redskins' defensive coordinator job

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    Twins to put Hunter, Hawkins in FSN broadcast booth in '17

    Former Minnesota Twins stars Torii Hunter and LaTroy Hawkins will serve as television analysts this season for broadcasts on regional cable outlet Fox Sports North

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    Clemson's Artavis Scott celebrates with fans after the NCAA college football playoff championship game against Alabama Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2017, in Tampa, Fla. Clemson won 35-31. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

    Clemson receivers Williams, Scott officially leave for NFL

    Clemson receivers Williams, Scott officially leave for NFL

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    FILE - In this June 28, 2016, file photo, former University of Tennessee Women's Athletic Director Joan Cronan speaks about Pat Summitt, in Knoxville, Tenn. Cronan has been named the first recipient of the NCAA's new Pat Summitt Award. The Pat Summitt Award was created this year and will annually recognize an individual who positively influenced college athletes and their experiences. NCAA President Mark Emmert said in a release Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2017, Cronan had an "exemplary career" and "fostered opportunities for countless young women to succeed in sport and in life."(AP Photo/Wade Payne, File)

    Ex-Tenn AD Joan Cronan earns NCAA's Pat Summitt Award

    Former Tennessee women's athletic director Joan Cronan is the first recipient of the NCAA's new Pat Summitt Award

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    Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger (7) talks with head coach Mike Tomlin during an NFL football practice, Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2017, in Pittsburgh. The Steelers face the Kansas City Chiefs in an AFC Divisional playoff game on Sunday. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic)

    Putting pressure on Big Ben could be key to Chiefs victory

    Ben Roethlisberger shredded Kansas City for five touchdowns when the teams met in the regular season

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    Dave Wurster, shown here coaching his last Mid-Suburban League girls track meet as Prospect’s coach, is set to join the Illinois Track and Cross Country Coaches Association’s Hall of Fame this weekend.

    Wurster takes hall of fame induction in stride

    On Saturday, former Prospect coach Dave Wurster will be inducted into the Illinois Track and Cross Country Coaches Association Hall of Fame at the ITCCA clinic held at the Westin Hotel in Lombard.

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    Miami Dolphins NFL football executive vice president of football operations Mike Tannenbaum, center, flanked by head coach Adam Gase, left, and general manager Chris Grier, right, talks to reporters during a news conference, Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2017, in Sunrise, Fla. Tannenbaum says he was pleased with the team's first playoff berth in eight years, but a lot of work remains to be do to overtake the New England Patriots in the AFC East. (AP Photo/Alan Diaz)

    Dolphins haven't ruled out surgery for QB Ryan Tannehill

    The Miami Dolphins are trying to resolve lingering questions about quarterback Ryan Tannehill's recovery from a left knee injury that forced him to miss the final four games of the season, including Sunday's 30-12 playoff loss at Pittsburgh

Business

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    Wayback Burgers is opening its second Illinois location in Oakbrook Terrace.

    Wayback Burgers to open in Oakbrook Terrace

    Wayback Burgers, known for their burgers made with 100-percent ground beef and hand-dipped milkshakes said it will open its next eatery in Oakbrook Terrace this spring.

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    New director of sales starts at DuPage CVB

    The DuPage Convention & Visitors Bureau said Justin Roach recenctly started at the agency as director of sales.

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    FILE - In this Nov. 11, 2016, file photo, Ivanka Trump, daughter of President-elect Donald Trump, arrives at Trump Tower in New York. Ivanka Trump plans to step aside from her executive roles at the Trump Organization and her lifestyle brand, but says she is confident both businesses will continue to “thrive.” (AP Photo/ Evan Vucci, File)

    Ivanka Trump shifting gears, heading to Washington

    Ivanka Trump plans to step aside from her executive roles at the Trump Organization and her lifestyle brand, but says she is confident both businesses will continue to "thrive."

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    Energy choice Perry steps away from Dakota Access pipeline

    Former Texas Gov. Rick Perry says he has stepped down from the boards of two energy companies that are developing the controversial Dakota Access Pipeline project

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    President-elect Donald Trump, accompanied by family members, waits to be introduced during a news conference in the lobby of Trump Tower in New York, Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2017. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

    US ethics chief blasts Trump plan to keep business profits

    The director of the federal government's ethics agency blasts President-elect Donald Trump's plan to maintain his business empire by turning it over to his sons

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    An aerial view rendering of a proposed $100 million GreenTown Redevelopment Project in Waukegan

    Big plan would kick-start downtown Waukegan, group says

    The nonprofit Greater Waukegan Development Coalition is proposing a $100 million development to include a hotel, restaurants and apartments it says would be a game changer for the city’s downtown.

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    President-elect Donald Trump waits with family members Eric Trump, left, Ivanka Trump and Donald Trump Jr. before speaking at a news conference, Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2017, in New York. The news conference was his first as President-elect. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)

    Ethics official denounces Trump's plan for business

    President-elect Donald Trump says he will continue to profit from his global business empire after he enters the White House this month _ a precedent-breaking decision that the director of the Office of Government Ethics swiftly condemned as unpatriotic

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    The village of Schaumburg will pay nearly $625,000 for the design of a new public road through the former Motorola Solutions campus at the southwest corner of Algonquin and Meacham roads.

    Design of new road on Motorola campus to cost Schaumburg $625,000

    Schaumburg officials have approved a $624,898 contract with Itasca-based Civiltech Engineering for the design of a new public road across Motorola Solutions’ former 277-acre campus.

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    FILE - In this Dec. 12, 2016 file photo, Treasury Secretary-designate Steven Mnuchin arrives in Trump Tower in New York. President-elect Donald Trump’s wealthy Treasury appointee, Mnuchin, says in new government ethics filings he will sell more than $100 million in assets upon taking office. But comments he made in a November television interview may already have boosted the value of one of them. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)

    Trump's Treasury pick boosted an investment with TV talk

    The investment banker Donald Trump has picked for Treasury secretary, Steven Mnuchin, is selling 43 assets to avoid conflicts of interest when he takes office

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    A medical marijuana dispensary is proposed for 1154 N. Main St. in Algonquin.

    Medical marijuana dispensary proposed for Algonquin

    A medical marijuana company is seeking a special-use permit to open a dispensary in an Algonquin medical office building.

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    FILE - In this Jan. 1, 2017, file photo, protesters against the Dakota Access Pipeline rappel from the catwalk after placing a banner in U.S. Bank Stadium during an NFL football game between the Minnesota Vikings and Chicago Bears in Minneapolis. The front lines of the battle against the $3.8 billion Dakota Access pipeline are shifting away from the dwindling encampment in North Dakota. (AP Photo/Andy Clayton-King, File)

    Patchwork of Dakota Access protests across US encouraged

    The front lines of the battle against the $3.8 billion Dakota Access pipeline are shifting away from the dwindling encampment in North Dakota

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    President-elect Donald Trump that he would change the way the country bids on drugs to bring spending and prices down.

    Trump on drug prices: Pharma companies are ‘getting away with murder’

    SAN FRANCISCO — At his first news conference as president-elect, Donald Trump accused the pharmaceutical industry of “getting away with murder” and said that he would change the way the country bids on drugs to bring spending and prices down.“Pharma has a lot of lobbies, a lot of lobbyists and a lot of power. And there’s very little bidding on drugs. We’re the largest buyer of drugs in the world, and yet we don’t bid properly,” Trump said.Federal law forbids the government from negotiating with drug companies to bring down the price of drugs for seniors using Medicare. While Trump did not announce a specific plan, he has in the past called for changing the policy to allow Medicare to negotiate on drug prices.The comment dropped a bomb into the middle of the drug industry’s major annual investor conference, underway in San Francisco this week, sending pharmaceutical and biotech stocks plunging. The iShares Nasdaq Biotechnology Index was down 2.7 percent in midday trading. Executives and analysts immediately began to debate the extent to which Trump’s comments are a specific policy proposal, or a warning shot.Speaking at the JP Morgan Healthcare Conference, Mylan Pharmaceuticals chief executive Heather Bresch, who has been under scrutiny for her company’s repeated list price increases on EpiPen, a lifesaving drug for serious allergic reactions, said that it would be “premature” to comment on the president-elect’s comments because his specific plans are unknown. But she said the past year has taught her that the system must change.“I think the most valuable lesson learned is that the pricing model has got to change. It’s not incremental change; I don’t think that’s what this country needs. I think it’s truly rethinking the business model,” Bresch said. “I know that scares a lot of people. ... If anybody is walking away from this conference thinking ‘business as usual,’ I think that’s a mistake.”In an interview, Allergan chief executive Brent Saunders pointed out that in many respects, the new administration’s pro-business agenda will benefit the industry, but that public anger about drug prices remains a vulnerability. Saunders has been outspoken that drug companies should show restraint in pricing to avoid a government intervention that could stifle the industry.“Unfortunately, this is what I was worried about,” Saunders said in an interview. “It’s a complete contradiction to say the industry is getting away with murder when the industry is committed to saving and improving lives.”He said Trump’s comments could potentially have far-reaching implications, scaring investors away from the health care space.“It goes to show the sentiment, and that causes investors that aren’t health care specialists pause, in terms of investing in health care,” Saunders said. “It could cause investors in venture capital to have pause in putting money, long-term term into health care, and it could stifle innovation.”AbbVie, a company that has in the past repeatedly raised the list price of its blockbuster arthritis drug, Humira, was giving a presentation at the JP Morgan Healthcare Conference when Trump called for new bidding procedures. Its stock price was down 2.6 percent in midday trading.“What we fundamentally believe in is being able to bring innovative medicines to the marketplace that ultimately are not only beneficial to patients, but also, over the long term, are providing an economic benefit to the health care system,” said Richard Gonzalez, chief executive of AbbVie said. “I don’t have a crystal ball as to what changes the president has in mind.”

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    FILE - In this Feb. 4, 2007, file photo, Prince performs during the halftime show at the Super Bowl XLI NFL football game at Dolphin Stadium in Miami. Prince’s estate has signed a deal with Global Music Rights, founded by entertainment industry powerhouse Irving Azoff, to represent songs written by the icon. Prince died at his home in Chanhassen, Minn. on April 21, 2016 at the age of 57. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara, File)

    Azoff's company signs Prince estate for performing rights

    Prince's estate has signed a deal with Global Music Rights, founded by entertainment industry powerhouse Irving Azoff, to represent the icon's songs

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    Alan Batey, president of General Motor Co. North America, speaks in front of a Chevrolet Bolt EV vehicle during the 2017 North American International Auto Show in Detroit this week.

    GM, Ford boost shareholder payouts in sign of Detroit’s optimism

    2017 has been touted in Detroit as the year that’ll mark the end to a nearly decade-long boom in U.S. auto sales. And maybe it will. But there’s little sign of that right now.

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    A Ford Mustang moves along the production line at the company’s assembly plant in Flat Rock, Michigan, early this month.

    Detroit wants something from Trump in exchange for tweets

    To the average American, the Trump-versus-Detroit saga seems like an awfully one-sided affair, with the president-elect berating auto executives and pressuring them into scaling back plans to shift jobs from the U.S. to Mexico. But the comments from Bill Ford, the great-grandson of founder Henry Ford, provide a window into another crucial aspect of the relationship.

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    Streamwood’s Bath Planet sweeps awards ceremony

    Bath Planet of Chicagoland, located in Streamwood, swept the recent awards ceremony in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida.

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    Bank of England: Brexit risks to UK stability now lower

    The governor of the Bank of England says Britain's exit from the European Union is no longer the single biggest risk to financial stability in the country

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    Martin S. Magida

    Chunowitz, Teitelbaum & Mandel names Magida managing partner
    Public accounting firm Chunowitz, Teitelbaum & Mandel, Ltd. in Lincolnshire has named Martin S. Magida, CPA, the managing partner of the firm.

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    Tenneco to supply clean air technologies to Daimler engines
    Tenneco will supply clean air technologies on the new Daimler NRM engine family, which is featured on the 2016 Mercedes Benz E-Class, C-Class and 2017 S-Class global platforms.

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    Inland Real Estate Acquisition purchases building in Alabama
    Inland Real Estate Acquisitions announced it has acquired The Radiology Clinic, a 39,500-square-foot medical office building located in Tuscaloosa, Alabama.

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    ADM acquires Kansas-based pet food, treats manufacturer

    Archer Daniels Midland Company said it will acquire Crosswind Industries, Inc., a Kansas-based producer of dry-expanded, dual-texture, semi-dry and semi-moist treat products for pets.

Life & Entertainment

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    Trump - The view from Ireland

    Columnist Ed Murnane: I have many relatives in Ireland, and we communicate frequently, although not usually on political topics. Last year was different.

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    Can Trump inaugurate a time of healing?

    Were Donald Trump to read all the previous inaugural addresses in preparation for his big day, it would be pretty tough going from James Madison to James Buchanan. Then there was that Lincoln guy, who was really first rate in the big speech department. But Trump would sense a kindred spirit in Ulysses S. Grant’s second inaugural, with its memorable peroration: “I have been the subject of abuse and slander scarcely ever equaled in political history, which today I feel I can afford to disregard in view of your verdict, which I gratefully accept as my vindication.” Fondly do we hope that Trump finds superior sources of inspiration. The best of the inaugural addresses pool into two categories. There are speeches of national purpose, such as John Kennedy sounding the trumpet in a long twilight struggle. Then there are speeches of national unity, such as Thomas Jefferson’s first inaugural, in which he declared, “We are all Republicans, we are all Federalists.” Lincoln’s second inaugural is remarkable for daring to assert a unity of both suffering and guilt. George W. Bush’s first (which I helped produce) was of this type: “This is my solemn pledge: I will work to build a single nation of justice and opportunity.”Trump faces a series of self-created challenges. His lifelong use of division as a method of motivation makes a direct appeal to national unity, well, suspect. He must somehow live and lead in a political environment he has helped to poison with invective and bitterness. But low expectations are the speechwriter’s friend. And Trump needs, for the sake of the country, to deliver a successful speech that inaugurates a period of healing and accomplishment. What might work? Many of Trump’s defining policies and stump-speech devices — the wall, “America First,” “lock her up” — are not particularly good options to organize an inaugural speech. But Trump completely owns one useful phrase: “Make America great again.” The problem is “again,” which bespeaks nostalgia. Trump’s inaugural speech needs to turn a rhetorical corner. He must define “greatness,” not as a past condition but as a current mission. Mere nostalgia is the idealization of a time that many Americans — including women and minorities — find less than idyllic. For his speech to succeed, Trump requires not just a fabled past, but a promised land. There is nothing inherently divisive about the ideal of national greatness. And there are aspirational ways to put many of Trump’s themes. Here is my shot: Today I will tell you what greatness means to me. The greatness of spirit that brings millions of Americans — on time, every day — to the hard and dirty jobs that make our nation run. The greatness of heart that finds a way, after the bills are paid and extra hours put in, to care for the unfortunate. The greatness of arm and hand that builds bridges, airports and dams that are the engines of our economy and the marvels of the world. The greatness of those who stand tall for order and morality — single moms and policemen and coaches and pastors — in neighborhoods where lives are taken by bullets and apathy. The greatness of soul that honors our Creator in good times and bad, at a birth, or at a wedding, or in a fight against cancer that ends in loss, but not defeat. This type of greatness is being spent in America, but not enough is being accumulated. It is my intention to honor and encourage the restless force, the outsized ambitions, the demand for excellence, that suit our great country.

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    Tone is important to trust in media
    An Arlington Heights letter to the editor: Applause for your series of “The Press and the Public Trust.“

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    ‘What ifs’ don’t justify ‘do overs’
    A Bartlett letter to the editor: Give your best, but at game’s end the results become final.

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    Obama’s hypocrisy on Russian hacking
    A Grayslake letter to the editor: Watching Obama, Democrats and the news media totally freak out about the possibility of Russians hacking into the DNC’s, Hillary’s, and Podesta’s emails; a few logical questions spring to mind.

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    GOP has a mandate
    An Ingleside letter to the editor: My point is that the GOP blasted the Dems in this election. And that blasting may be indicative of a mandate.

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    Consider who’s been around longest
    A Huntley letter to the editor: Let me begin by saying that I am a voter who chooses to vote for individuals and referendums on the basis of their own merits as opposed to voting a straight party line.

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    Public health not a partisan issue
    A Crystal Lake letter to the editor: I’m disappointed by the new McHenry County Board’s decision to remove Dr. Paula Yensen, Lake in the Hills, from the position of Chair of the Public Health & Community Services Committee.

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