Daily Archive : Monday March 20, 2017

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    UCLA guard Nicole Lornet, center, fights for a rebound with Texas A&M during the first half of a second-round game in the NCAA women's college basketball tournament, Monday, March 20, 2017, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Ringo H.W. Chiu)

    UCLA routs Texas A&M to advance to Sweet 16

    Kari Korver scored 21 points and UCLA routed Texas A&M 75-43 in the second round of the NCAA Tournament

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    Edmonton Oilers' Matt Hendricks (23) congratulates goaltender Cam Talbot (33) after defeating the Los Angeles Kings during an NHL hockey game in Edmonton, Alberta, Monday, March 20, 2017. (Codie McLachlan/The Canadian Press via AP)

    Talbot turns in 2nd straight shutout, Oilers blank Kings 2-0

    Cam Talbot made 35 saves for his second consecutive shutout and seventh of the season as the Edmonton Oilers ended an eight-game homestand with a 2-0 victory over the Los Angeles Kings

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    Washington's Chantel Osahor (0) grabs a rebound next to teammate Kelsey Plum (10) and Oklahoma's Vionise Pierre-Louis, right, during the first half of a second-round game in the NCAA women's college basketball tournament Monday, March 20, 2017, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)

    Plum scores 38 as Washington races past Oklahoma 108-82

    Kelsey Plum added another record to her career resume, scoring 38 points, and No. 3 seed Washington raced past No. 6 seed Oklahoma 108-82 to earn a berth in NCAA Tournament regional semifinals

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    Dallas Stars goalie Kari Lehtonen (32) deflects a shot with his mask as teammates defenseman Patrik Nemeth (15) looks on during the third period of an NHL hockey game against the San Jose Sharks in Dallas, Monday, March 20, 2017. The Stars won 1-0. (AP Photo/LM Otero)

    Lehtonen's 36th shutout gives Stars 1-0 win over Sharks

    Kari Lehtonen made 30 saves for his 36th career shutout and second this season as the Dallas Stars edged the San Jose Sharks 1-0

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    Berlin's Stephan Fuerstner, left, and Nuremberg's Kevin Moehwald in action during the 2nd Bundesliga soccer match between 1. FC Union Berlin and 1. FC'Nuremberg at the Stadion An der Alten Foersterei in Berlin, Germany, Monday, March 20, 2017. (Soeren Stache/dpa via AP)

    Union Berlin raising city's hopes of 2 teams in Bundesliga

    Berlin's hopes of having two teams in the Bundesliga and the first team from the former East Germany to play in the top-flight for eight years burned a little brighter on Monday

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    New York Yankees' Matt Holliday (17) follows through on a two-run homer as Washington Nationals catcher Jose Lobaton (59) looks on in fifth inning of a spring training baseball game Monday, March 20, 2017, in West Palm Beach, Fla. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)

    Yankees shortstop Gregorius hurts shoulder, return uncertain

    New York Yankees shortstop Didi Gregorius has a bruised right shoulder, ending his time at the World Baseball Classic and leaving his status for opening day in doubt. Yankees manager Joe Girardi hasn't put on a timetable on a return

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    Chicago Cubs president of baseball operations Theo Epstein, left, and manager Joe Maddon are dealing with such an embarrassment of baseball riches that there is no place on the major-league roster for young players like Ian Happ.

    Rozner: Chicago Cubs’ Happ can blame Epstein for numbers problem

    Joe Maddon thinks Ian Happ is ready to play in the big leagues, but the Chicago Cubs have no place to play him.

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    After not getting much playing time with Manchester United, 32-year-old German midfielder Bastian Schweinsteiger is joining the Chicago Fire this season.

    Fire GM: German midfielder Schweinsteiger can help us on the field

    Chicago Fire officials say the signing of 32-year-old German midfielder Bastian Schweinsteiger from Manchester United can help them on and off the field.

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    Baseball: Barrington’s Loutos, Wheeling’s Maloney excel in openers

    Barrington got a terrific start from Ryan Loutos in picking up a 5-1 victory over visiting Prairie Ridge in a nonconference baseball season opener Monday, and Wheeling’s Brian Maloney tossed a no-hitter as the Wildcats topped Waukegan 11-0 in 6 innings.

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    Girls soccer scoreboard: Monday, March 20, results
    High school girls soccer results from games of Monday, March 20.

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    Softball scoreboard: Monday, March 20, results
    High school softball results from games of Monday, March 20.

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    Girls water polo: Monday, March 20, results
    High school girls water polo results from games of Monday, March 20.

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    Boys volleyball scoreboard: Monday, March 20 results
    High school boys volleyball results from games of Monday, March 20.

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    Boys tennis scoreboard: Monday, March 20, results
    High school boys tennis results from meets of Monday, March 20.

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    Boys water polo scoreboard: Monday, March 20, results
    High school boys water polo results from games of Monday, March 20.

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    Baseball scoreboard: Monday, March 20, results
    High school baseball results from games of Monday, March 20.

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    Badminton scoreboard: Monday, March 20, results
    High school badminton results from meets of Monday, March 20.

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    Boys gymnastics scoreboard: Monday, March 20, results
    High school boys gymnastics results from meets of Monday, March 20.

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    Softball: Carmel outslugs Cary-Grove

    Winning pitcher Sydney Schuda went 4-for-4 with 2 doubles and 3 RBI, and Jordan Swiatkowski was 2-for-4 with a 2-run homer and 3 RBI as Carmel Catholic’s softball team topped Cary-Grove 14-9 in a season opener for the Corsairs.

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    Softball: Pendowski puts on impressive debut for Elk Grove

    In her first varsity at-bat, Elk Grove freshman Katia Pendowski hit a rocket over the left center field fence for a 2-run homer in the first inning as the host Grenadiers went on to win their season opener 11-1 over visiting Fenton on Monday.

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    Girls water polo: Barrington wins matchup of MSL West leaders

    Host Barrington is alone at top the Mid-Suburban West after topping visiting Conant 7-4 on Monday in girls water polo.

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    Barrington’s Colin O’Leary, right, has a breakaway as Conant’s Alex Hirjoi pursues the play Monday in Hoffman Estates.

    Buffalo Grove grabs MSL East lead

    Kevin Carr had 4 goals to help Buffalo Grove get past Elk Grove 13-3 on Monday in a matchup of Mid-Suburban East boys water polo co-leaders.

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    From left, Oklahoma City Thunder guard Semaj Christon (6) and guard Russell Westbrook, Golden State Warriors forward Draymond Green (23) and guard Klay Thompson, and Thunder forward Taj Gibson (22) get into a tussle during the second quarter of an NBA basketball game in Oklahoma City, Monday, March 20, 2017. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)

    Curry shoves, Thompson shoots and Warriors roll Thunder

    Klay Thompson scored 34 points to help the Golden State Warriors beat the Oklahoma City Thunder 111-95 in a heated matchup filled with trash talking, physical play and technical fouls

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    Nashville Predators' Mike Fisher (12) and Colin Wilson (33) celebrate with defenseman Ryan Ellis, second from right, after Ellis scored a goal against the Arizona Coyotes during the second period of an NHL hockey game Monday, March 20, 2017, in Nashville, Tenn. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)

    Ellis scores twice to lead Predators past Coyotes 3-1

    Ryan Ellis scored twice, Pekka Rinne made 25 saves and the Nashville Predators beat the Arizona Coyotes 3-1

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    Vernon Hills rolls past Northridge Prep

    Vernon Hills got a big 10-run rule victory in a 12-2 baseball win over Northridge Prep in 5 innings on Monday in nonconference play.

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    Toronto Maple Leafs right wing Connor Brown (12) dives for the puck as Boston Bruins defenseman Torey Krug (47), goalie Tuukka Rask (40) and defenseman Adam McQuaid (54) watch during the second period of an NHL hockey game Monday, March 20, 2017, in Toronto. (Frank Gunn/The Canadian Press via AP)

    Leafs pull away for 4-2 win over Bruins

    Tyler Bozak scored the go-ahead power-play goal with less than two minutes left and the Toronto Maple Leafs earned a 4-2 victory over the Boston Bruins

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    Baylor forward Nina Davis drives into California forward Jaelyn Brown during the second half of a second-round game in the NCAA women's college basketball tournament in Waco, Texas, Monday, March 20, 2017. Baylor won 86-46. (AP Photo/Rod Aydelotte)

    Baylor women 9th straight Sweet 16 after 86-46 win over Cal

    The Baylor women are going to the Sweet 16 for the ninth year in a row after an 86-46 win over California on Monday night

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    York earns spot in Elk Grove finale

    Elk Grove fell behind early and chased York the rest of the way in a 3-1 decision which sent coach Don Vana’s girls soccer team into Thursday’s Elk Grove tournament final against Downers Grove North.

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    Girls soccer: Batavia, West Aurora notch victories

    Batavia and West Aurora picked up wins Monday night.

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    Women's Tournament Capsules

    Women's Tournament Capsules

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    Quinnipiac head coach Tricia Fabbri, left, shouts during the first half of a second round game in the NCAA women's college basketball tournament against Miami, Monday, March 20, 2017, in Coral Gables, Fla. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)

    Long shots: Quinnipiac beats Miami 85-78 for Sweet 16 berth

    Morgan Manz scored 22 points and made six 3-pointers, Aryn McClure added 15 and 12th-seeded Quinnipiac is headed to the Sweet 16, stunning fourth-seeded Miami 85-78 in a second-round NCAA Tournament game

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    Cards-Astros game at new park briefly delayed by sprinklers

    There was bound to be a glitch or two during the first spring training at the Ballpark of the Palm Beaches, the new facility shared by the Houston Astros and Washington Nationals

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    Orlando Magic's Nikola Vucevic, left, and Philadelphia 76ers' Shawn Long (36) go after a rebound during the second half of an NBA basketball game, Monday, March 20, 2017, in Orlando, Fla. Orlando won in overtime, 112-109. (AP Photo/John Raoux)

    Magic storm back to beat 76ers 112-109 in OT

    Nikola Vucevic had 26 points and 13 rebounds, Evan Fournier scored 19 points and the Orlando Magic beat the Philadelphia 76ers 112-109 in overtime

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    Senior Tomko guides Lisle

    Lisle defeated Timothy Christian in a nonconference girls soccer game.

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    Kaneland’s pitcher Emilee Erickson makes an offering as catcher Hailey Roach and Burlington Central hitter Reili Gardner prepare during varsity softball at Kaneland Monday night.

    Softball: Burlington Central rally topples Kaneland in extras

    Burlington Central defeated Kaneland 4-2 in 8 innings Monday in the season opener for both teams.

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    Buffalo Sabres' Jack Eichel (15) celebrates his goal against the Detroit Red Wings in the first period of an NHL hockey game Monday, March 20, 2017, in Detroit. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)

    Eichel-led Sabres beat Red Wings 2-1 on power-play goals

    Jack Eichel and Matt Moulson each scored a power-play goal in the first two periods, and the Buffalo Sabres held off the Detroit Red Wings for a 2-1 victory

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    BC-BKC--NIT-Boise St.-Illinois Long Box

    BC-BKC--NIT-Boise St.-Illinois Long Box ILLINOIS 71, BOISE ST. 56FGFTRebBOISE ST.MinM-AM-AO-TAPFPTSDuncan354-110-00-12212Jorch181-22-42-4044P.Austin314-71-12-4439Hutchison396-154-62-81117Jessup200-40-00-1110Haney222-70-00-7034Hobbs223-53-40-30310Dickinson130-20-01-3010Totals20020-5310-157-3181856 Percentages: FG .377, FT .667. 3-Point Goals: 6-25, .240 (Duncan 4-11, Hobbs 1-2, Hutchison 1-4, P.Austin 0-1, Dickinson 0-1, Haney 0-2, Jessup 0-4). Team Rebounds: 2. Team Turnovers: 16 (2 PTS). Blocked Shots: 1 (Haney). Turnovers: 16 (Hutchison 5, Hobbs 4, P.Austin 4, Dickinson 2, Jessup). Steals: 5 (Duncan 3, Hutchison 2). Technical Fouls: None. FGFTRebILLINOISMinM-AM-AO-TAPFPTSBlack285-121-44-102212Morgan343-74-62-71110Abrams326-113-31-42218Hill364-113-31-33313Lucas352-62-20-6727Coleman-Lands182-50-00-0136Nichols112-51-11-2145Thorne40-00-00-2020Jordan10-00-00-0000A.Austin10-00-00-0000Jones--0-00-00-0000Tate--0-00-00-0000Olademeji--0-00-00-0000Totals20024-5714-199-34171971 Percentages: FG .421, FT .737. 3-Point Goals: 9-22, .409 (Abrams 3-6, Coleman-Lands 2-4, Hill 2-7, Black 1-2, Lucas 1-2, Nichols 0-1). Team Rebounds: 0. Team Turnovers: 9 (16 PTS). Blocked Shots: 4 (Morgan 2, Abrams, Hill). Turnovers: 9 (Abrams 2, Black 2, Hill 2, Lucas 2, Morgan). Steals: 10 (Abrams 3, Black 2, Coleman-Lands 2, Hill, Lucas, Nichols). Technical Fouls: None. Boise St.3422-56Illinois3338-71 A_5,713 (15,500).

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    BC-BKC--NIT-Boise St.-Illinois Box

    BC-BKC--NIT-Boise St.-Illinois Box ILLINOIS 71, BOISE ST. 56BOISE ST. (20-12) Duncan 4-11 0-0 12, Jorch 1-2 2-4 4, Jessup 0-4 0-0 0, Hutchison 6-15 4-6 17, P.Austin 4-7 1-1 9, Haney 2-7 0-0 4, Dickinson 0-2 0-0 0, Hobbs 3-5 3-4 10. Totals 20-53 10-15 56. ILLINOIS (20-14) Black 5-12 1-4 12, Morgan 3-7 4-6 10, Abrams 6-11 3-3 18, Hill 4-11 3-3 13, Lucas 2-6 2-2 7, Nichols 2-5 1-1 5, Thorne 0-0 0-0 0, A.Austin 0-0 0-0 0, Olademeji 0-0 0-0 0, Tate 0-0 0-0 0, Jones 0-0 0-0 0, Jordan 0-0 0-0 0, Coleman-Lands 2-5 0-0 6. Totals 24-57 14-19 71. Halftime_Boise St. 34-33. 3-Point Goals_Boise St. 6-25 (Duncan 4-11, Hobbs 1-2, Hutchison 1-4, Dickinson 0-1, P.Austin 0-1, Haney 0-2, Jessup 0-4), Illinois 9-22 (Abrams 3-6, Coleman-Lands 2-4, Hill 2-7, Black 1-2, Lucas 1-2, Nichols 0-1). Fouled Out_None. Rebounds_Boise St. 31 (Hutchison 8), Illinois 34 (Black 10). Assists_Boise St. 8 (P.Austin 4), Illinois 17 (Lucas 7). Total Fouls_Boise St. 18, Illinois 19. A_5,713 (15,500).

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    Cleveland Cavaliers' LeBron James watches from the bench during the first half of an NBA basketball game against the Los Angeles Clippers, Saturday, March 18, 2017, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)

    Silver tells NBA team owners to take note of rest issue

    NBA Commissioner Adam Silver has sent a memo to the league's board of governors, calling the way teams are choosing to rest starters in some games "an extremely significant issue for our league."

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    Cleveland Cavaliers' Tristan Thompson, right, drives past Chicago Bulls' Cameron Payne in the first half of an NBA basketball game, Saturday, Feb. 25, 2017, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)

    Chicago Bulls send Payne on D-League assignment

    Point guard Cameron Payne, inactive the past three games ith a sore right foot, has been assigned to the D-League’s Windy City Bulls. If the foot holds up, he’s expected to play two games at the Sears Centre in Hoffman Estates this week.

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    Boston Celtics guard Isaiah Thomas (4) drives to the basket against Washington Wizards center Ian Mahinmi (28) during the first quarter in Boston, Monday, March 20, 2017. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

    Back from injury, Thomas scores 25 as Celtics top Wizards

    Isaiah Thomas scored 25 points after missing the previous two games with a bruised right knee, leading the Boston Celtics to a 110-102 victory over the Washington Wizards in another testy matchup between two of the top teams in the Eastern Conference

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    Softball: Huntley blanks Hononegah

    Tiffany Giese threw a 3-hitter with 7 strikeouts and 1 walk as Huntley opened its softball season with a 12-0 win over Hononegah Monday.

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    Illinois guard Te'Jon Lucas (3) passes around Boise State's center Robin Jorch (10) during an NCAA college basketball game in the NIT, in Champaign, Ill., Monday, March 20, 2017. (Robin Scholz/The News-Gazette via AP)

    Illinois rolls past Boise State 71-56 in second round of NIT

    Tracy Abrams scored 18 points, Leron Black had a double-double and Illinois pulled away midway through the second half to beat Boise State 71-56 on Monday night in the second round of the NIT

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    Chicago Bulls guard/forward Jimmy Butler, right, looks to the basket as Utah Jazz guard/forward Gordon Hayward guards during the first half of an NBA basketball game Saturday, March 18, 2017, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)

    This will be an important week for Chicago Bulls’ playoff chances

    The Chicago Bulls have struggled since trading away Taj Gibson last month, but they’re still just a game out of playoff position. This week features some must-win games if the Bulls want to stay in contention.

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    Girls soccer: Kaneland shuts out Hampshire

    Holly Collingbourne had a hat trick as Kaneland’s girls soccer team defeated Hampshire 7-0 Monday.

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    BC-BKC--NIT-Boise St.-Illinois Long Box

    BC-BKC--NIT-Boise St.-Illinois Long Box ILLINOIS 71, BOISE ST. 56FGFTRebBOISE ST.MinM-AM-AO-TAPFPTSDuncan354-110-00-12212Jorch181-22-42-4044P.Austin314-71-12-4439Hutchison396-154-62-81117Jessup200-40-00-1110Haney222-70-00-7034Hobbs223-53-40-30310Dickinson130-20-01-3010Totals20020-5310-157-3181856 Percentages: FG .377, FT .667. 3-Point Goals: 6-25, .240 (Duncan 4-11, Hobbs 1-2, Hutchison 1-4, P.Austin 0-1, Dickinson 0-1, Haney 0-2, Jessup 0-4). Team Rebounds: 2. Team Turnovers: 16 (0 PTS). Blocked Shots: 1 (Haney). Turnovers: 16 (Hutchison 5, Hobbs 4, P.Austin 4, Dickinson 2, Jessup). Steals: 5 (Duncan 3, Hutchison 2). Technical Fouls: None. FGFTRebILLINOISMinM-AM-AO-TAPFPTSBlack285-121-44-102212Morgan343-74-62-71110Abrams326-113-31-42218Hill364-113-31-33313Lucas352-62-20-6727Coleman-Lands182-50-00-0136Nichols52-51-11-2145Thorne40-00-00-2020Jordan10-00-00-0000A.Austin10-00-00-0000Totals20024-5714-199-34171971 Percentages: FG .421, FT .737. 3-Point Goals: 9-22, .409 (Abrams 3-6, Coleman-Lands 2-4, Hill 2-7, Black 1-2, Lucas 1-2, Nichols 0-1). Team Rebounds: 1. Team Turnovers: 9 (0 PTS). Blocked Shots: 4 (Morgan 2, Abrams, Hill). Turnovers: 9 (Abrams 2, Black 2, Hill 2, Lucas 2, Morgan). Steals: 10 (Abrams 3, Black 2, Coleman-Lands 2, Hill, Lucas, Nichols). Technical Fouls: None. Boise St.3422-56Illinois3338-71

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    BC-BKC--NIT-Boise St.-Illinois Box

    BC-BKC--NIT-Boise St.-Illinois Box ILLINOIS 71, BOISE ST. 56BOISE ST. (20-12) Duncan 4-11 0-0 12, Jorch 1-2 2-4 4, Jessup 0-4 0-0 0, Hutchison 6-15 4-6 17, P.Austin 4-7 1-1 9, Haney 2-7 0-0 4, Dickinson 0-2 0-0 0, Hobbs 3-5 3-4 10. Totals 20-53 10-15 56. ILLINOIS (20-14) Black 5-12 1-4 12, Morgan 3-7 4-6 10, Abrams 6-11 3-3 18, Hill 4-11 3-3 13, Lucas 2-6 2-2 7, Nichols 2-5 1-1 5, Thorne 0-0 0-0 0, A.Austin 0-0 0-0 0, Jordan 0-0 0-0 0, Coleman-Lands 2-5 0-0 6. Totals 24-57 14-19 71. Halftime_Boise St. 34-33. 3-Point Goals_Boise St. 6-25 (Duncan 4-11, Hobbs 1-2, Hutchison 1-4, Dickinson 0-1, P.Austin 0-1, Haney 0-2, Jessup 0-4), Illinois 9-22 (Abrams 3-6, Coleman-Lands 2-4, Hill 2-7, Black 1-2, Lucas 1-2, Nichols 0-1). Fouled Out_None. Rebounds_Boise St. 31 (Hutchison 8), Illinois 34 (Black 10). Assists_Boise St. 8 (P.Austin 4), Illinois 17 (Lucas 7). Total Fouls_Boise St. 18, Illinois 19.

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    Stevenson’s Grant Maleski makes a dig during Monday night’s boys vollebyall game against Lakes in Lincolnshire.

    Maleski, Stevenson stand tall in opener

    Grant Maleski and the Stevenson boys volleyball team got off to a winning start in a two-set victory over Lakes on Monday.

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    3 Minnesota footballers cleared by school in assault case

    Three Minnesota football players were cleared of sexual harassment allegations while another's punishment was upheld in the final round of appeals at the school

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    Baseball: Dundee-Crown, Larkin post wins

    Ryan Denz drew a bases-loaded walk with two outs in the bottom of the seventh inning Monday, scoring Brett Buske with the game-winning run as Dundee-Crown’s baseball team defeated Conant 3-2 in the Chargers’ season opener.

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    Ralphie IV, CU's buffalo mascot from 1998-2008, dies

    Ralphie IV, the retired buffalo mascot of the University of Colorado, has died

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    Louisville's Asia Durr, left, competes with Tennessee's Jaime Nared (31) for a loose ball during the second half of a second-round game in the NCAA women's college basketball tournament, Monday, March. 20, 2017, in Louisville, Ky. Louisville won 75-64. (AP Photo/Timothy D. Easley)

    Louisville holds off Tennessee 75-64 in NCAA second round

    Asia Durr scored 23 points, Mariya Moore made all five 3-pointers for 19 points and Louisville beat Tennessee 75-64 in the second round of the NCAA Tournament

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    Glenbard North’s Eric Tripp fires one past Addison Trail’s Jacob Grygo and Colton Noel during varsity boys volleyball Monday in Carol Stream.

    Scouting DuPage County boys volleyball

    A complete look at DuPage County boys volleyball this season.

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    BC-BKC--CBI-George Washington-Ill.-Chicago Box

    BC-BKC--CBI-George Washington-Ill.-Chicago Box ILL.-CHICAGO 80, GEORGE WASHINGTON 71GEORGE WASHINGTON (20-15) Cavanaugh 8-9 6-9 24, Watanabe 9-16 2-2 21, Roland 2-6 0-0 5, Bolden 0-8 0-2 0, Steeves 2-7 0-0 4, Toro 3-6 2-2 9, Smith 2-5 0-2 5, Hart 1-6 0-0 3. Totals 27-63 10-17 71. ILL.-CHICAGO (17-18) Santos 4-8 2-4 11, Odiase 8-14 7-9 23, Boahen 4-7 0-0 11, Matthews 5-14 3-4 15, Ferguson 2-8 0-0 6, Robinson 0-2 0-0 0, Guice 0-0 0-0 0, Ottey 5-7 0-0 10, Kolawole 1-2 2-2 4. Totals 29-62 14-19 80. Halftime_Ill.-Chicago 42-32. 3-Point Goals_George Washington 7-19 (Cavanaugh 2-2, Toro 1-1, Hart 1-3, Smith 1-3, Roland 1-3, Watanabe 1-4, Bolden 0-3), Ill.-Chicago 8-23 (Boahen 3-6, Matthews 2-7, Ferguson 2-8, Santos 1-2). Fouled Out_Boahen, Cavanaugh. Rebounds_George Washington 24 (Cavanaugh 9), Ill.-Chicago 40 (Ferguson 10). Assists_George Washington 16 (Bolden 5), Ill.-Chicago 24 (Ferguson 12). Total Fouls_George Washington 16, Ill.-Chicago 16. A_1,048 (6,972).

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    BC-BKC--CBI-George Washington-Ill.-Chicago Long Box

    BC-BKC--CBI-George Washington-Ill.-Chicago Long Box ILL.-CHICAGO 80, GEORGE WASHINGTON 71FGFTRebGEORGE WASHINGTONMinM-AM-AO-TAPFPTSCavanaugh288-96-90-90524Bolden380-80-20-1510Roland332-60-01-3335Watanabe409-162-22-44221Steeves202-70-00-1014Smith182-50-21-2235Hart131-60-02-3103Toro103-62-21-1119Totals20027-6310-177-24161671 Percentages: FG .429, FT .588. 3-Point Goals: 7-19, .368 (Cavanaugh 2-2, Toro 1-1, Hart 1-3, Roland 1-3, Smith 1-3, Watanabe 1-4, Bolden 0-3). Team Rebounds: 7. Team Turnovers: 12 (23 PTS). Blocked Shots: 5 (Roland 2, Bolden, Hart, Watanabe). Turnovers: 12 (Watanabe 3, Cavanaugh 2, Hart 2, Smith 2, Steeves 2, Roland). Steals: 8 (Bolden 2, Hart 2, Watanabe 2, Roland, Smith). Technical Fouls: None. FGFTRebILL.-CHICAGOMinM-AM-AO-TAPFPTSSantos304-82-42-60411Odiase278-147-95-70423Boahen344-70-00-58511Ferguson372-80-00-101206Matthews295-143-41-52115Ottey195-70-00-00110Robinson140-20-03-5110Kolawole71-22-20-1004Guice30-00-01-1100Totals20029-6214-1912-40241680 Percentages: FG .468, FT .737. 3-Point Goals: 8-23, .348 (Boahen 3-6, Matthews 2-7, Ferguson 2-8, Santos 1-2). Team Rebounds: 5. Team Turnovers: 14 (9 PTS). Blocked Shots: 6 (Odiase 4, Ferguson, Matthews). Turnovers: 14 (Ottey 4, Santos 3, Ferguson 2, Boahen, Guice, Kolawole, Matthews, Robinson). Steals: 8 (Ferguson 3, Ottey 2, Matthews, Odiase, Santos). Technical Fouls: None. George Washington3239-71Ill.-Chicago4238-80 A_1,048 (6,972).

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    Steelers sign RB Knile Davis, CB Coty Sensabaugh

    The Pittsburgh Steelers signed free agent running back Knile Davis and free agent cornerback Coty Sensabaugh on Monday, regrouping after missing out on coveted linebacker Dont'a Hightower by finding depth at two areas of need heading into 2017

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    Toronto Maple Leafs defenseman Roman Polak (46) and Chicago Blackhawks center John Hayden (40) vie for the puck during the third period of an NHL hockey game in Toronto on Saturday, March 18, 2017. (Nathan Denette/The Canadian Press via AP)

    Hayden scoring high grades with Chicago Blackhawks

    A completely at ease John Hayden has aced his early tests with the Chicago Blackhawks. “You like his composure in games, his thought process, physicality,” said coach Joel Quenneville after Hayden had 2 assists Sunday in a 6-3 win over Colorado.

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    Chicago White Sox pitchers David Robertson, right, and Jace Fry (80) throw along with other pitchers at the White Sox baseball spring training facility Wednesday, Feb. 15, 2017, in Glendale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)

    Chicago White Sox bullpen regroups after running out of gas

    The Chicago White Sox’s bullpen got off to a strong start last season but ran out of gas after being overworked. Most Sox relievers are back this year, but prospect Zack Burdi could replace David Robertson as closer at some point.

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    Chargers re-sign Wiggins, Palepoi, add Barner

    The Los Angeles Chargers have re-signed offensive lineman Kenny Wiggins, defensive tackle Tenny Palepoi and also added running back Kenjon Barner

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    Indiana Pacers forward Paul George reacts to hitting a 3-point basket in the closing seconds of the second half of the team's NBA basketball game against the Utah Jazz in Indianapolis, Monday, March 20, 2017. The Pacers defeated the Jazz 107-100. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy)

    Pacers hit all right notes in victory over road-weary Jazz

    Jeff Teague scored 21 points, Paul George added 19 and the Indiana Pacers beat the Utah Jazz 107-100

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    In this Friday, March 17, 2017, photo, U.S. goalkeeper Tim Howard, right, talks with San Jose Earthquakes coach Dominic Kinnear on a soccer practice field in San Jose, Calif. The team will play its first qualifier against Honduras in San Jose on Friday, March 24, 2017. (AP Photo/Janie McCauley)

    Tim Howard always stayed optimistic he'd be healthy for US

    Veteran U.S. goalkeeper Tim Howard always remained optimistic his right leg would be healthy enough to allow him to rejoin the Americans for World Cup qualifying after November surgery

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    Connecticut's Kia Nurse reacts after hitting a 3-point basket in the first half of a second-round game against Syracuse in the NCAA women's college basketball tournament, Monday, March 20, 2017, in Storrs, Conn. (AP Photo/Jessica Hill)

    Nurse hits 9 3-pointers to lead UConn over Syracuse 94-64

    Kia Nurse scored 29 points and tied an NCAA Tournament record with nine 3-pointers to lead UConn to a 94-64 win over Syracuse in a second-round rematch of last year's national championship game

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    Atlanta Hawks' Dwight Howard, right, and Michael Kidd-Gilchrist, left, chase a loose ball during the first half of an NBA basketball game in Charlotte, N.C., Monday, March 20, 2017. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton)

    Hornets hand Hawks 4th straight loss, 105-90

    Nicolas Batum and Kemba Walker each had 16 points and the Charlotte Hornets handed the slumping Atlanta Hawks their fourth straight loss, 105-90

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    Duke's Crystal Primm (13) drives to the basket while Oregon's Mallory McGwire defends during the first half of a second-round game in the NCAA women's college basketball tournament in Durham, N.C., Monday, March 20, 2017. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome)

    Oregon upsets Duke 74-65, advances to 1st women's Sweet 16

    Ruthy Hebard had 20 points and 15 rebounds, and Oregon earned its first Sweet 16 berth by upsetting Duke 74-65 in the second round of the NCAA Tournament

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    Cuonzo Martin waves as he walks out to be formally introduced as the new basketball coach at Missouri, Monday, March 20, 2017, in Columbia, Mo. Martin has spent the past three seasons as coach at California and comes to Missouri with hopes he can revive the struggling program. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)

    Cuonzo Martin says he wants to be at Mizzou for long haul

    Cuonzo Martin is making something of a homecoming, and he'd be happy to stick around for a while this time

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    BC-BKC--NIT-UCF-Illinois St. Long Box

    BC-BKC--NIT-UCF-Illinois St. Long Box UCF 63, ILLINOIS ST. 62FGFTRebUCFMinM-AM-AO-TAPFPTSBanyard303-90-00-3127Fall304-70-25-14028Taylor405-1511-110-25422Mat.Williams405-100-01-40115Davis384-83-51-63311Efianayi120-20-00-1100Brown100-20-02-4000Totals20021-5314-189-34101263 Percentages: FG .396, FT .778. 3-Point Goals: 7-15, .467 (Mat.Williams 5-9, Banyard 1-3, Taylor 1-3). Team Rebounds: 4. Team Turnovers: 11 (9 PTS). Blocked Shots: 3 (Banyard, Davis, Fall). Turnovers: 11 (Fall 5, Davis 3, Mat.Williams 2, Taylor). Steals: 4 (Mat.Williams 2, Taylor 2). Technical Fouls: None. FGFTRebILLINOIS ST.MinM-AM-AO-TAPFPTSFayne221-36-63-5038Hawkins327-160-01-41315McIntosh302-92-21-2546Lee333-120-01-3319Wills234-60-01-51411Ndiaye210-10-00-1030Evans212-80-00-1316Clayton133-40-02-4107Mad.Williams50-10-00-1030Totals20022-608-89-26142262 Percentages: FG .367, FT 1.000. 3-Point Goals: 10-25, .400 (Wills 3-4, Lee 3-6, Evans 2-6, Clayton 1-2, Hawkins 1-3, McIntosh 0-4). Team Rebounds: 5. Team Turnovers: 7 (16 PTS). Blocked Shots: 7 (Fayne 3, Wills 2, McIntosh, Ndiaye). Turnovers: 7 (Wills 3, McIntosh 2, Lee, Ndiaye). Steals: 6 (Fayne 3, Lee, McIntosh, Wills). Technical Fouls: None. UCF2340-63Illinois St.3626-62 A_7,984 (10,200).

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    BC-BKC--NIT-UCF-Illinois St. Box

    BC-BKC--NIT-UCF-Illinois St. Box UCF 63, ILLINOIS ST. 62UCF (23-11) Banyard 3-9 0-0 7, Fall 4-7 0-2 8, Taylor 5-15 11-11 22, Mat.Williams 5-10 0-0 15, Davis 4-8 3-5 11, Brown 0-2 0-0 0, Efianayi 0-2 0-0 0. Totals 21-53 14-18 63. ILLINOIS ST. (28-7) Fayne 1-3 6-6 8, McIntosh 2-9 2-2 6, Hawkins 7-16 0-0 15, Lee 3-12 0-0 9, Wills 4-6 0-0 11, Ndiaye 0-1 0-0 0, Clayton 3-4 0-0 7, Mad.Williams 0-1 0-0 0, Evans 2-8 0-0 6. Totals 22-60 8-8 62. Halftime_Illinois St. 36-23. 3-Point Goals_UCF 7-15 (Mat.Williams 5-9, Taylor 1-3, Banyard 1-3), Illinois St. 10-25 (Wills 3-4, Lee 3-6, Evans 2-6, Clayton 1-2, Hawkins 1-3, McIntosh 0-4). Fouled Out_None. Rebounds_UCF 34 (Fall 14), Illinois St. 26 (Fayne, Wills 5). Assists_UCF 10 (Taylor 5), Illinois St. 14 (McIntosh 5). Total Fouls_UCF 12, Illinois St. 22. A_7,984 (10,200).

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    Stanford coach Tara VanDerveer celebrates a basket with her team during the first half of a second-round game against Kansas State in the NCAA women's college basketball tournament in Manhattan, Kan., Monday, March 20, 2017. (AP Photo/Orlin Wagner)

    No. 2 Stanford trounces K-State 69-48 to reach Sweet 16

    Brittany McPhee had 21 points, Alanna Smith added 19 and second-seeded Stanford routed No. 7 seed Kansas State 69-48 to advance to the Cardinal's 10th straight Sweet 16. Stanford will play No. 3 seed Texas on Friday night in Lexington, Kentucky

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    FILE - In this Oct. 30, 2016 file photo, Cleveland Browns quarterback Josh McCown throws in the first half of an NFL football game against the New York Jets in Cleveland. The New York Jets have signed McCown to a one-year deal. The team announced the signing Monday night, March 20. Agent Mike McCartney announced on Twitter that the contract is for one season. Financial terms were not immediately available. (AP Photo/David Richard, File)

    Jets sign veteran QB Josh McCown to 1-year deal

    The New York Jets have signed veteran free-agent quarterback Josh McCown to a one-year deal

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    Daniel White/dwhite@dailyherald.com Newly acquired Cubs relief pitcher Wade Davis answers questions during the 32nd Annual Cubs Convention, Saturday, at the Sheraton Chicago Hotel & Towers.

    Davis brings heat, calmness to Chicago Cubs’ closer role

    The Chicago Cubs begin this season with a new closer, Wade Davis, in their bullpen. They also are confident in setup men Pedro Strop and Hector Rondon, both of whom were slowed by injuries late last season.

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    Calgary Flames' Matthew Tkachuk, right, is knocked down by Los Angeles Kings' Jake Muzzin during the first period of an NHL hockey game in Calgary, Alberta, Sunday, March 19, 2017. (Larry MacDougal/The Canadian Press via AP)

    Flames' Tkachuk suspended 2 games for elbowing Doughty

    Calgary Flames rookie Matthew Tkachuk has been suspended two games for elbowing Los Angeles Kings defenseman Drew Doughty in the face

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    Recapping the thrills and spills of the 2016-17 Fox Valley basketball season

    Taking a look back at the Fox Valley basketball season for 2016-17.

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    Free agent safety McDougald visits Browns

    Free agent safety Bradley McDougald met Monday with the Cleveland Browns, who need secondary help

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    Milwaukee Bucks' Khris Middleton, right, shoots over Golden State Warriors' Zaza Pachulia (27) and Draymond Green during the first half of an NBA basketball game Saturday, March 18, 2017, in Oakland, Calif. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)

    Draymond Green plays many positions, even hotel concierge

    If you're requesting early check-in or searching for NCAA Tournament hotel deals, Draymond Green's your guy

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    Pittsburgh Penguins' Sidney Crosby (87) celebrates with Conor Sheary, center, and Jake Guentzel (59) after getting a hat-trick with his third goal of the game in the third period of an NHL hockey game against the Florida Panthers in Pittsburgh, Sunday, March 19, 2017. Pittsburgh won 4-0. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)

    Sid and the Kids: Crosby thriving with Sheary, Guentzel

    Sid and the Kids: Developing chemistry with the best player in the world can be an inexact science

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    Righty Nathan Karns wins final slot in Royals' rotation

    Nathan Karns has won the crowded competition for the lone vacancy in the Kansas City Royals' rotation, getting the nod from manager Ned Yost

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    Raiders sign Manuel, Jenkins, Condo

    The Oakland Raiders have signed former first-round pick EJ Manuel as a backup quarterback and linebacker Jelani Jenkins

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    Cleveland Indians' Yandy Diaz (72) and Michael Brantley can't make the catch on a base hit by Los Angeles Dodgers' Chase Utley during the first inning of a spring training baseball game, Monday, March 20, 2017, in Goodyear, Ariz. (AP Photo/Matt York)

    Back from shoulder woes, Indians' Brantley gets 2 hits

    Michael Brantley got two hits in his return to the Cleveland Indians, an encouraging step for the All-Star outfielder who was sidelined almost all of last season because of shoulder trouble

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    Real Salt Lake fires coach Jeff Cassar

    Real Salt Lake fires coach Jeff Cassar after going winless in past 10 matches

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    FILE - In this Feb. 5, 2017, file photo, New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady celebrates a touchdown against the Atlanta Falcons during Super Bowl 51 in Houston. Tom Brady's missing jersey from the Super Bowl has been found in the possession of a member of the international media. The NFL said in a statement Monday, March 20, 2017 that his jersey was found through the "cooperation of the NFL and New England Patriots' security teams, the FBI and other law enforcement authorities." (AP Photo/Gregory Payan, File)

    Police: Brady's missing Super Bowl jerseys tracked to Mexico

    Police: Brady's missing Super Bowl jerseys tracked to Mexico

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    Pistons assign Ellenson to D-League

    The Detroit Pistons have assigned first-round draft pick Henry Ellenson to their Grand Rapids affiliate in the D-League

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    Seattle signs offensive lineman Oday Aboushi

    The Seattle Seahawks added depth on the offensive line by signing former Houston guard Oday Aboushi

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    Cowboys re-sign backup quarterback Kellen Moore

    The Dallas Cowboys have re-signed backup quarterback Kellen Moore

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    Kyle Larson (42) drives out of Turn 4 ahead of Kyle Busch during the NASCAR Cup Series auto race at Phoenix International Raceway, Sunday, March. 19, 2017, in Avondale, Ariz. Larson finished second in the race. (AP Photo/Ralph Freso)

    Column: Larson finishes 2nd again, takes over points lead

    Column: Kyle Larson finished 2nd at Phoenix International Raceway and headed to the beach for a brief family vacation

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    Bears re-sign safety Chris Prosinski

    The Chicago Bears have re-signed safety Chris Prosinski to a one-year contract

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    Browns sign free agent kicker Brett Maher

    The Cleveland Browns signed kicker Brett Maher, who spent the past three seasons kicking in the Canadian Football League

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    Matt Loeffl, here making a spectacular diving catch against Sacred Heart-Griifin in the Class 3A state semifinals, is off to a hot start in his junior year at Augustana.

    Tortorice tests out as Scholar All-American

    Devin Tortorice is getting the job done on the wrestling mats and on the classroom desks at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater. The Carmel Catholic graduate has been tabbed a Scholar All-American by the National Wrestling Coaches Association based on his athletic and academic performance during the 2016-17 season.

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    Sharks sign college free agent Tim Clifton

    The San Jose Sharks have signed unrestricted free agent center Tim Clifton to a two-year contract

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    Brad Underwood, newly hired men's basketball coach at Illinois, speaks to reporters in Champaign, Ill., Monday, March 20, 2017. (John Dixon/The News-Gazette via AP)

    Underwood settles in at Illinois after 1 year at Oklahoma St

    Brad Underwood is back home

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    76ers' Okafor out with right knee soreness

    Philadelphia 76ers center Jahlil Okafor is sitting out Monday's game against the Orlando Magic because of soreness in his right knee

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    Thomas is in lineup after missing 2 games with knee injury

    Celtics guard Isaiah Thomas is back in the starting lineup Monday after missing the past two games with a bruised right knee

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    Boys water polo / Top 10
    Stevenson, Naperville Central and Naperville North hold the top three spots in the Daily Herald’s ranking of boys water polo teams from our print distribution area through results of Saturday, March 18.

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    Girls water polo / Top 10
    Naperville Central, Stevenson and Naperville North hold the top three spots in the Daily Herald’s ranking of girls water polo teams from our print distribution area through results of Saturday, March 18.

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    Kirk Gibson to deliver commencement speech at Michigan State

    Former Detroit Tigers star and Michigan State All-American football player Kirk Gibson will speak to graduates at the East Lansing school

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    Arsenal goalkeeper Petr Cech sits with an injury, during the English Premier League soccer match between West Bromwich Albion and Arsenal, at The Hawthorns, in West Bromwich, England, Saturday March 18, 2017. (Nick Potts/PA via AP)

    Petr Cech voted Czech player of 2016 for record ninth time

    Arsenal goalkeeper Petr Cech was voted the Czech Republic footballer of the year for a record ninth time

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    FILE - In this Dec. 23, 2013, file photo, former San Francisco 49ers wide receiver Dwight Clark is honored at halftime of an NFL football game between the 49ers and the Atlanta Falcons in San Francisco. Clark stands near the spot where he made a catch so famous it is referred to as "The Catch." Clark says he has Lou Gehrig’s disease and suspects playing football might have caused the illness. Clark announced Sunday, March 19, 2017. on Twitter that he has amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, a disease that attacks cells that control muscles. Clark linked to a post on his personal blog detailing his ALS diagnosis, but the site crashed Sunday night, apparently from an overflow of traffic. (AP Photo/Tony Avelar, File)

    Column: Another sobering reminder of the price players pay

    Column: Dwight Clark's ALS revelation another sobering reminder of the price NFL players pay

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    Cleveland Cavaliers' LeBron James, left, goes up for a dunk under defense by Los Angeles Lakers' Julius Randle during the first half of an NBA basketball game Sunday, March 19, 2017, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)

    LeBron helps design sneaker for disabled athletes

    Cavaliers star LeBron James has collaborated with Nike on a sneaker designed for physically challenged athletes

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    New York Giants sign former Jets quarterback Geno Smith

    The New York Giants are giving former Jets quarterback Geno Smith a chance to learn from Eli Manning

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    Twins' Kepler plays 2 days after scary-looking hand injury

    Max Kepler singled in three at-bats Monday, two days after a scary looking hand injury as the Minnesota Twins beat the Toronto Blue Jays 8-2

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    Toronto Blue Jays' Josh Donaldson swings at a pitch from Minnesota Twins' Tyler Duffey during the third inning of a spring training baseball game Monday, March 20, 2017, in Dunedin, Fla. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)

    Blue Jays star Donaldson plays for 1st time since injury

    Toronto Blue Jays star Josh Donaldson has made his spring training debut, going 0 for 2 with a walk in his first game since injuring his right calf more than a month ago

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    Upper from left, Corey Dixon, Richard Dunne, Terry Gavin and John Prigge and lower from left, Carol Rauschenberger, Brenda Rodgers and Brandon Yaniz are candidates for Elgin City Council.

    Endorsements: Dunne, Gavin, Prigge, Rauschenberger for Elgin City Council

    The Daily Herald endorses Richard Dunne, Terry L. Gavin, John Prigge and Carol Rauschenberger for Elgin City Council.

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    Endorsement: Schmit for Fox Lake village president

    The Daily Herald endorses Donald Schmit for Fox Lake village president.

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    Access, affordability are not the same thing
    A Paltine letter to the editor: I find it truly disgusting that lawmakers, who are provided with taxpayer-supported health care at no cost,

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    GOP doesn’t want health care solution
    A Bartlett letter to the editor: There is a lot of concern from the American public regarding the future of health care.

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    Where’s my reprieve?
    A Mount Prospect letter to the editor: Homeowners in Mount Prospect pay 75 percent of their taxes to support three schools within this city.

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    Too many burdens of our own to help refugees
    A Barrington letter to the editor: I read the opinion article on “welcome the stranger” and request equal opportunity to state my opinion.

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    Disappointing spring for avid Cubs fans
    A Kildeer letter to the editor: I have a friend who has been a Cubs fan for over 60 years. clear.

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    Stakes are high in Dist. 211 race
    A Palatine letter to the editor: The upcoming election for board of education candidates in District 211 could not be more clear.

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    Candidate will carry out will of people
    A Sugar Grove letter to the editor: I’m writing in support of Karen McCannon for Sugar Grove Village Trustee. You have probably heard of Karen McCannon, even if you don’t know her personally.

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    Disagree with DH endorsement
    A Geneva letter to the editor: I am disappointed in the DH endorsement of Douglas Warlick for 5th Ward Alderman in Geneva, particularly after his statements at the recent Geneva Candidate Forum.

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    It’s library’s turn to have our support
    A Villa Park letter to the editor: Back in 2009, the bridge on Ardmore Avenue, which allows us to travel over the railroad tracks south of North Avenue, was closed for extensive repairs.

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    Replace signs with website bios
    A Pingree Grove letter to the editor: The elections scheduled for April 4 have more of a direct impact on our local property taxes than the more publicized elections for state governors or national presidents.

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    Abortion bill must be stopped
    A Lake in the Hills letter to the editor: House Bill 40 reinstates taxpayer-funded abortions for Illinois Medicaid recipients and adds abortion coverage in state employees’ insurance plans.

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    Who’s really our biggest terror threat?
    A Naperville letter to the editor: In the wake of Trump’s latest travel ban I just had to consult the dictionary once again for key word definitions pertaining to the fact this ban is to be enacted to prevent terrorist entry and terrorism from occurring in this country.

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    Watching for city’s long-term interests
    A Wheaton letter to the editor: I am very happy to endorse Todd Scalzo for re-election to the Wheaton City Council on April 4.

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    You can help with dismal voter turnout
    A Glnedale Heights letter to the editor: Russia. Immigration. Jobs. These are the headlines in the news today. While these are all topics for thoughtful debate and consideration we must not miss an opportunity to shape the government entities that affect our communities every day.

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    Why lawmakers don’t discuss turnaround
    A Wheaton letter to the editor: I attended state Senator Mike Connelly’s and Representative Jeanne Ives’ joint town hall in the Wheaton community center March 4. This is the second town hall of my state representatives which I have attended since the election of Bruce Rauner as governor.

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    Wants experience on District 211 board
    Letter to the editor: Palatine writer says the experience and knowledge of the incumbent District 211 candidates trumps their rivals.

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    Dist. 211 incumbents stand up for all kids
    Letter to the editor: Former teacher endorses the District 211 incumbents, saying that by supporting transgender students they support all students.

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    District 15 community school plan is still good idea
    Letter to the editor: Juan Jacobo of Palatine hopes that the District 15 school board doesn’t give up on the community school idea for Northeast Palatine.

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    Voting for Babcock, Ekeberg and Chapman
    Letter to the editor: An Inverness writer declares her support for the incumbent candidates in Palatine Township Elementary District 15.

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    Parents for Privacy candidates have one issue only
    Letter to the editor: Writer Trent Rehusch takes issue with the Parents for Privacy candidates, saying their only issue in running for District 211 is bathroom access.

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    Bob Kaplan gets his vote for District 54 school board
    Letter to the editor: Robert Lyons gives an enthusiastic thumbs up to Bob Kaplan for the Schaumburg Township Elementary District 54 school board.

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    Glasgow is the real choice in District 25
    Letter to the editor: An Arlington Heights writer makes a passionate endorsement for Denise Glasgow to be re-elected to the District 25 board.

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    Arlington Heights should ratify minimum wage hike
    Letter to the editor: Kathy Motto of Arlington Heights urges her community to ratify the gradual Cook County minimum wage hike, which will be discussed March 20 at the village board.

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    Elect an independent voice for District 25 board
    Letter to the editor: Tricia Hasan urges Arlington Heights voters to put Anisha Patel on the District 25 board.

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    Mayor has brought success to Mundelein
    A Mundelein letter to the editor: Mundelein residents have seen much in the way of community improvements in the past few years including reconstructed streets, successes in creating a new downtown and huge success toward the goal of business growth.

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    Thoughtful, balanced
    A Vernon Hills letter to the editor: In 2005 I wrote a letter to the Daily Herald in support of James Schultz, as a candidate for trustee of the village board of Vernon Hills, and I am once again proud to endorse Mr. Schultz in 2017.

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