Daily Archive : Friday November 3, 2017



    New York Knicks forward Doug McDermott, right, dunks the ball over Phoenix Suns forward Josh Jackson (20) during the second quarter of an NBA basketball game Friday, Nov. 3, 2017, at Madison Square Garden in New York. (AP Photo/Bill Kostroun)

    Porzingis scores 37 points in Knicks' 120-107 win over Suns

    Porzingis scores 37 as Knicks beat 120-107, giving Hornacek 1st victory over former team

    Boston Celtics guard Kyrie Irving (11) shoots between Oklahoma City Thunder forward Carmelo Anthony (7) and guard Andre Roberson (21) in the second quarter of an NBA basketball game in Oklahoma City, Friday, Nov. 3, 2017. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)

    Irving's big 2nd half leads Celtics past Thunder 101-94

    Kyrie Irving scores 22 of his 25 in 2nd half as Celtics rally from 18 down to top Thunder 101-94

    FILE - In this Aug. 27, 2017, file photo, Washington Redskins' DeAngelo Hall stands on the field as players warm up for a preseason NFL football game between the Cincinnati Bengals and the Redskins in Landover, Md. THe Redskins have activated safety Hall off the physically unable to perform list and he could make his season debut Sunday at the Seattle Seahawks. The Redskins announced the move late Friday night, Nov. 4, 2017, waiving offensive tackle Orlando Franklin to make room on the 53-man roster. Coach Jay Gruden predicted Hall would be activated somehow because Washington only had three other safeties following a season-ending injury to Stefan McClure. (AP Photo/Mark Tenally, File)

    Redskins activate S DeAngelo Hall from PUP list

    Washington Redskins activate safety DeAngelo Hall off physically unable to perform list

    Memphis running back Tony Pollard (1) runs back a kickoff for an apparent touchdown but was called back for a penalty during an NCAA college football game against Tulsa in Tulsa, Okla., Friday, Nov. 3, 2017. (Brett Rojo/Tulsa World via AP)

    Riley Ferguson, No. 22 Memphis roll over Tulsa 41-14

    Riley Ferguson completed 27 of 39 passes for 298 yards and four touchdowns to help No. 22 Memphis beat Tulsa 41-14

    Orlando Magic’s Jonathan Isaac, left, moves the ball past Chicago Bulls’ Lauri Markkanen during the second half of an NBA basketball game, Friday, Nov. 3, 2017, in Orlando, Fla. Chicago won 105-83. (AP Photo/John Raoux) The Associated Press

    Bulls use strong second half to beat Magic 105-83

    For one night at least, the rebuilding project for the Chicago Bulls looked pretty good.

    Naperville Central’s Lavar Archibald, left, applies key pressure to Homewood Flossmoor’s Dominick Jones (8) who throws an interception in the last minute of the fourth quarter, preserving a 31-28 win in the second round Class 8A football playoffs.

    Naperville Central holds off Homewood-Flossmoor

    Michael Oliver snared an interception with under a minute to play as Naperville Central’s held on for Friday’s 31-28 victory at Homewood-Flossmoor in their second-round Class 8A football game.

    Down by a touchdown in overtime, Barrington’s Jake Parsons reaches for a last-play pass in the end zone as Minooka’s Colin Schuster defends Friday in the Class 8A football playoffs at Barrington Community Stadium.

    Minooka puts an end to Broncos’ perfect run

    Minooka pulled out a 41-34 overtime victory at Barrington on Friday night, ending the Broncos’ perfect season in a second-round Class 8A playoff matchup.

    Daniel White/dwhite@dailyherald.com Michael Johnson, a 2017 football player at IC Catholic Prep.

    IC Catholic puts Peotone away in second half

    IC Catholic awakens in second half to ease past Peotone

    Naperville North’s Jack Barry, third from left, scored a first-half goal and celebrates with teammates against St. Charles North in the boys state soccer semifinals at Hoffman Estates High School on Friday.

    Boys soccer: Naperville North charges past St. Charles North

    Naperville North defeated St. Charles North in a Class 3A boys soccer semifinal.

    Libertyville’s Ryan Wittenbrink scores a first-period goal to tie Friday’s Class 3A state semifinal game against Bradley-Bourbonnais at Hoffman Estates High School on Friday.

    Boys soccer: Libertyville’s back in state title game

    Expectations have run high for Libertyville since the start of the boys soccer season. The Wildcats haven’t disappointed, and now they’re one win away from their second state championship in three years.


    Girls volleyball: Hickey, St. Viator rock past Limestone

    St. Viator senior Catherine Hickey will be taking her volleyball talents to Limestone College in South Carolina next season, but first she took care of business against Limestone High School in Friday night’s wildly entertaining Class 3A Rochelle supersectional match.


    Girls volleyball: Harvest Christian finally gets elusive trip to state

    Harvest Christian’s girls volleyball team, after six-straight supersectional losses, finally earned a bid to the Final Four Friday night, defeating Galena in straight sets at the Class 2A Harvest supersectional.

    San Antonio Spurs guard Manu Ginobili (20) scores past Charlotte Hornets forward Frank Kaminsky (44) during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Friday, Nov. 3, 2017, in San Antonio. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)

    Forbes scores 22 as Spurs beat Hornets 108-101

    Bryn Forbes scores 22 as San Antonio Spurs top Charlotte Hornets 108-101

    Naperville Central quarterback Payton Thorne throws to an outside receiver against Homewood Flossmoor during second round Class 8A football playoffs.

    Images: Naperville Central over Homewood-Flossmoor, 31-28 in playoff football

    Naperville Central won 31-28 over Homewood-Flossmoor in Class 8A playoff football on Friday in Flossmoor.

    Oklahoma quarterback Baker Mayfield (6) carries in the first quarter of an NCAA college football game against Texas Tech in Norman, Okla., Saturday, Oct. 28, 2017. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)

    Oklahoma vs. Oklahoma St. could affect title, Heisman races

    Oklahoma vs. Oklahoma St. could affect championship, Heisman races

    New Jersey Devils goalie Cory Schneider (35) makes a save as Edmonton Oilers' Oscar Klefbom (77) picks up the rebound during second-period NHL hockey game action in Edmonton, Alberta, Friday, Nov. 3, 2017. (Jason Franson/The Canadian Press via AP)

    Connor McDavid sets up 3 goals, Oilers beat Devils 6-3

    Connor McDavid had three assists and the Edmonton Oilers beat New Jersey 6-3 to hand the Devils their first road loss of the season

    Barrington’s Alec Andrea comes up short in an effort to secure a “Hail Mary” pass to the end zone with no time remaining in regulation. Barrington then lost in overtime.

    Images: Barrington falls in OT to Minooka, 41-34 in playoff football

    Barrington High School hosted and fell in OT to Minooka, 41-34 in second round playoff football action on Friday in Barrington.


    Girls volleyball: Aurora Christian falls one step shy of state

    Aurora Christian’s girls volleyball team fell to Champaign St. Thomas More in straight sets Friday night at the Class 2A Seneca supersectional.

    In this Thursday, Nov. 2, 2017, photo, New York Jets cornerback Darryl Roberts (27) and strong safety Jamal Adams (33) dance between plays during the second half of an NFL football game against the Buffalo Bills in East Rutherford, N.J. Playing under the bright lights of MetLife Stadium--just a few miles across the Hudson River from Broadway--Demario Davis, Adams, Darron Lee and the rest of the Jets' D shook off their previous fourth-quarter struggles with some serious dance moves. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)

    Jets' dancing defense a social media hit with smooth moves

    The New York Jets' dancing defense is an opponent-smashing hit

    St. Charles North celebrates defeating Downers Grove North Friday in the Class 4A Geneva supersectional.

    Girls volleyball: St. Charles North rallies to clinch 1st state berth

    St. Charles North’s girls volleyball team rallied for a 17-25, 25-16, 25-15 victory over Downers Grove North Friday at the Class 4A Geneva supersectional

    Naperville North’s Patrick Koenig scored a first period goal and celebrates with teammate Mitch Konrad.

    Images: Class 3A State Soccer Semifinals

    See Class 3A action from state semifinals at Hoffman Estates in boys soccer on Friday. Naperville North won 2-0 over St. Charles North and Libertyville advanced with a 2-1 win over Bradley-Bourbonnais.

    Denver Nuggets forward Paul Millsap gestures to referees to call a shooting foul, after he hit a basket against the Miami Heat during the first half of an NBA basketball game Friday, Nov. 3, 2017, in Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)

    Millsap lifts Nuggets over Heat 95-94

    Paul Millsap's late free throws lift Denver Nuggets past Miami Heat 95-94

    Wheaton Academy goalkeeper J.D. Gunn is unable to stop a Gibault penalty kick during the second half of the Class 2A boys soccer state semifinal in Hoffman Estates Friday.

    Boys soccer: Gibault thwarts Wheaton Academy in state semifinals

    Wheaton Academy lost to Waterloo Gibault in a Class 2A boys soccer semifinal.


    Freshman Zane Dudek runs for 3 TDs, Yale beats Brown 34-7

    Freshman Zane Dudek rushed for 165 yards and three touchdowns on 13 carries, and Yale beat Brown 34-7 for its fourth straight victory

    Wheaton Academy’s Jack Kilgallon, left, and Gibault’s Carter Kesler chase the ball during the Class 2A boys soccer state semifinal in Hoffman Estates Friday.

    Images: Wheaton Academy falls to Gibault in a Class 2A State Soccer Semifinal

    See Class 2A action from state semifinals at Hoffman Estates in boys soccer on Friday. Wheaton Academy fell 2-1 to Waterloo Gibault Catholic.

    Dallas Mavericks center Salah Mejri (50), of Tunisia, goes to the floor after colliding with New Orleans Pelicans center DeMarcus Cousins (0) during the first period of an NBA basketball game, Friday, Nov. 3, 2017, in Dallas. (AP Photo/Mike Stone)

    Davis, Cousins help Pelicans stifle last-place Mavs 99-94

    Anthony Davis had 30 points and 13 rebounds, DeMarcus Cousins added his second 20-20 game of the season and the New Orleans Pelicans started a four-game road trip with a 99-94 victory over the last-place Dallas Mavericks

    Philadelphia 76ers' Joel Embiid works against Indiana Pacers' Myles Turner, left, during the second half of an NBA basketball game, Friday, Nov. 3, 2017, in Philadelphia. The 76ers won 121-110. (AP Photo/Chris Szagola)

    Redick's 3s, Simmons' triple-double lead 76ers over Pacers

    J.J. Redick scored 31 points and hit three decisive 3-pointers late, Ben Simmons had a triple-double and the Philadelphia 76ers moved above .500 for the first time in nearly four years with a 121-110 victory over the Indiana Pacers

    Johnny Sauter holds up the trophy in Victory Lane after the NASCAR Truck Series auto race at Texas Motor Speedway in Fort Worth, Texas, Friday, Nov. 3, 2017. (AP Photo/Larry Papke)

    Johnny Sauter wins NASCAR Truck Series race at Texas

    Johnny Sauter won the NASCAR Truck Series race at Texas Motor Speedway to become the first driver earn a spot in the series championship finale in two weeks

    Houston Rockets center Clint Capela (15) has the ball knocked away by Atlanta Hawks center Dewayne Dedmon, left, during the second half of an NBA basketball game Friday, Nov. 3, 2017, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)

    Harden, Rockets scorch Hawks in first half of 119-104 win

    James Harden scores 21 of his 29 points in Houston's high-scoring first half as Rockets beat Atlanta 119-104


    Angels decline 2018 options on Huston Street, Ricky Nolasco

    Angels decline 2018 contract options on former closer Huston Street, right-hander Ricky Nolasco

    Chicago Blackhawks goalie Anton Forsberg (31) of Sweden adjusts his mask during the second period of an NHL hockey game against the Detroit Red Wings, Thursday, Sept. 28,2017, in Detroit. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)

    Forsberg knows Chicago Blackhawks counting on him

    The Chicago Blackhawks’ Anton Forsberg is finding out that the life of a backup goalie in the NHL is no easy task — especially after a bad start. But the Hawks need the 24-year-old to be consistent because he figures to get the net about 20 more times this season.

    In a Players’ Tribune column, WNBA star Breanna Stewart shared her personal story as a victim of sexual abuse as a child.

    Stewart hopes to help with difficult personal story

    In sharing her difficult story about sexual abuse, Seattle Storm star Breanna Stewart is a professional athlete who is making a statement that might actually help others.

    Cleveland Cavaliers forward LeBron James (23) reacts to a call to referee Haywoode Workman (66) during the first half of an NBA basketball game against the Washington Wizards, Friday, Nov. 3, 2017, in Washington. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)

    LeBron James scores 57, Cavaliers top Wiz 130-122, end skid

    LeBron James poured in 57 points to help the Cleveland Cavaliers end a four-game losing skid by beating the Washington Wizards 130-122


    FAU beats Marshall; bowl eligible for 1st time since 2013

    Devin Singletary had 275 total yards and two touchdowns, Jalen Young made three of Florida Atlantic's four interceptions, and the Owls beat Marshall 30-25 on a rainy night to become bowl eligible for the first time since 2013

    Blackhawks’ center Artem Anisimov, right, celebrates with defenseman Cody Franson after scoring his goal against the Philadelphia Flyers during Wednesday’s win. One week after lamenting his poor play this season, Anisimov has rattled off a three-game goal streak and looks like the center the Blackhawks have come to rely on the past two seasons. “Way, way better,” coach Joel Quenneville said.

    Blackhawks’ Anisimov looking more like his old self

    One week after lamenting his poor play this season, Artem Anisimov has rattled off a three-game goal streak and looks like the center the Blackhawks have come to rely on the past two seasons. “Way, way better,” coach Joel Quenneville said.


    UAB, football coach Bill Clark agree to new 5-year contract

    UAB has agreed to a new five-year contract with football coach Bill Clark that will top $1 million by the final season

    Notre Dame running back Josh Adams heads for the end zone for his second touchdown during the Irish’s win over Miami of Ohio. The noise about a playoff bid and the Heisman Trophy is getting louder around No. 5 Notre Dame as it prepares for the visit from Wake Forest on Saturday, Nov. 4. Junior running back Adams, fifth in the nation in rushing with 1,169 yards, has emerged as a legitimate contender for the Heisman and other postseason awards.

    No. 5 Irish, Wake Forest take offense to defensive reunion

    SOUTH BEND, Ind. — Notre Dame coach Brian Kelly can deal with a game-time reunion of defensive assistants Mike Elko and Clark Lea with their former boss, Wake Forest coach Dave Clawson.Whether Kelly’s fifth-ranked Fighting Irish (7-1, No. 3 CFP) can deal on the field with the explosive Demon Deacons (5-3) is another matter.The hype for this game has included much talk about how Elko, the first-year defensive coordinator for Kelly, has helped turn the Irish defense into a turnover-causing machine after doing the same thing for Clawson in stops at Wake Forest and Bowling Green.But the outcome Saturday ultimately could depend on how the two offenses respond to the expected rainy conditions. Kelly is certainly a fan of Wake Forest senior quarterback John Wolford, who threw for career highs in yards (461) and touchdowns (five) in a 42-32 victory over Louisville that featured 625 yards by the Demon Deacons.“He’s a veteran quarterback who has been in their system and taken his lumps and grown,” Kelly said. “The tempo, their quarterback and their ability to spread you out and get some guys space to make plays — they did a great job against Louisville.”Notre Dame has relied heavily on its standout backfield: Josh Adams (1,169 rushing yards) and quarterback Brandon Wimbush (11 rushing touchdowns, 10 passing), who are benefiting from a talented offensive line led by All-America candidates Mike McGlinchey and Quenton Nelson that has produced per game averages of 317.9 rushing yards (sixth nationally).“It’s not every week that you face the caliber of an offensive line that Notre Dame is or the caliber of back that Adams is,” Clawson said. He hopes his defense, led by senior end Duke Ejiofor (14 tackles for loss, including 6.5 sacks) and with some of Elko’s fingerprints still on it, will be up to the task.Some other things to watch in this game:NO DORTCHWake Forest won’t have its best big-play threat for the rest of the season after wide receiver Greg Dortch suffered an abdominal injury that required surgery hours after his school-record four-touchdown performance against Louisville. The Demon Deacons’ next man up will be veteran Tabari Hines, who has started 21 games during his career but none this season. Wolford also can look to 6-5 sophomore WR Scotty Washington and senior TE Came Serigne, who has five TDs among his 16 receptions. The Demon Deacons also will be without RB Cade Carney and SS Jessie Bates, after the sophomores also were hurt in the Louisville game. THE SCOREBOARDNotre Dame’s 35-14 victory over North Carolina State last week was its sixth consecutive victory by 20 or more points. That’s something that hasn’t occurred in the Notre Dame program since 1966 when Ara Parseghian’s Irish did it seven times in a row before the infamous 10-10 tie at Michigan State ended the streak.COOKING WITH TURNOVERSNotre Dame has outscored its opponents 101-10 off turnovers this season. The Irish have 18 take-aways (10 fumble recoveries, eight interceptions) while giving up three fumbles and four picks for a turnover margin of 1.38 (seventh nationally). Notre Dame has not turned the ball over at all in four games.ENEMY INFILTRATORSWake Forest leads the nation in tackles for loss, averaging 9.3 a game. Notre Dame is 55th, averaging 6.3 a game. Last week against Louisville, the Demon Deacons collected 11 tackles for loss and had seven sacks of Heisman Trophy-winning quarterback Lamar Jackson.RANKED HAS PRIVILEGESAgainst teams ranked in the AP top 10, Wake Forest is 1-58. The victory came on Oct. 26, 1946, when Wake Forest beat No. 4 Tennessee, 19-6. In the month of November, Wake Forest is 10-48-3 when playing a team with zero or one loss. The last such victory was a 21-14 victory over 7-1 Boston College in 2006.IRISH-DEACONS

    Associated Press Illinois head coach Lovie Smith shouts from the sideline during the second quarter of an NCAA college football game against Wisconsin on Saturday. Smith is eager to find a win as the end of the season nears. The Illini have played better of late, losing 24-10 at home to No. 4 Wisconsin on Saturday a week after losing by a touchdown to Minnesota.

    Purdue, Illinois battling to end Big Ten losing streaks

    WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — An overtime victory in 2016 at Illinois allowed Purdue to stay out of last place in the Big Ten Conference.The Boilermakers (3-5, 1-4 Big Ten) are hoping for a similar result Saturday with a visit from Illinois (2-6, 0-5).For Purdue coach Jeff Brohm, three straight losses — an eight-point loss at Wisconsin, a two-point loss at Rutgers and a one-point loss to Nebraska — have him eager to win for the first time since Oct. 8 against Minnesota.“When you lose close games, it’s disappointing and frustrating,” he said. “You have to figure out what your players do best and put them in position to win. We’re not there yet. I have been in these positions before. We can’t just say, ‘Here we go again.’”Illinois has lost six straight games, ranks last in the Big Ten in scoring, last in rushing offense and last in rushing defense as the Illini have played a lot of underclassmen.Like Purdue with David Blough and Elijah Sindelar, Illinois has played two quarterback in Jeff George Jr. and Cam Thomas.“In their situation, one guy is more of a runner, and the other is a passer,” Brohm said. “They have been in some tight games, and others have not come out the way they wanted. We have been in the same situation. But we know Illinois will come out hungry and ready to play.”Illinois coach Lovie Smith is just as eager to find a win as the end of the season nears. The Illini have played better of late, losing 24-10 at home to No. 4 Wisconsin on Saturday a week after losing by a touchdown to Minnesota.“We improved in a lot of areas in the Wisconsin game. But it was not good enough. Guys did a lot good defensively. You move on,” Smith said. “This is a good Purdue team. They beat us in a tough one last year. Their quarterback is back, as are a lot of their skilled defensive guys. They have good personnel, but it has been too long since our guys got a win.”Other things to watch for when Purdue hosts Illinois in a series in which the road team has won the past three games:UNDER CENTERIllinois will likely stick with its two-QB system. At least for this week, junior quarterback Blough has beaten out Sindelar for the starting job for the Boilermakers.“I like the progress of both of our quarterbacks,” Brohm said. “With Davjd running the offense right now, David gives us a slightly better chance to succeed.”COACHING TIESBrohm was a quarterback at Tampa Bay when Smith was a member of the Buccaneers staff.“He is a terrific person,” Brohm said. “He stands for the right things and came up in the Tony Dungy coaching tree. He not only is a terrific coach, he is a better person. He has the same style as Tony Dungy.”FINISHING THE JOBPurdue squandered a 12-point, fourth-quarter lead to Nebraska and that bothered Blough.“It’s about finishing,” Blough said. “It’s about being tough and physical — all the things coach Brohm preaches and how to win. What it takes on offense is being able to run the ball when they know it is coming. The Nebraska loss ranks up there pretty high, especially as an offense when we were in position to finish, and we didn’t. It was small things, missed opportunities. Yeah, it stings.”GROUND ATTACKPurdue limited the Cornhuskers to just 40 yards rushing last week and the Boilermakers see that as a key against Illinois.“I was ready to win the Nebraska game,” linebacker Markus Bailey said. “I think our defense was ready to win. We’ve got to make those late-game plays.”

    Northwestern running back Justin Jackson, left, is tackled by Michigan State cornerback Justin Layne during the first half of last week’s win over Michigan State. Northwestern and Nebraska both won thrillers last week, and they could be in for another fantastic finish Saturday if this meeting is like their others at Memorial Stadium.

    Drama always possible when Wildcats, Huskers meet in Lincoln

    Northwestern and Nebraska both won thrillers last week, and they could be in for another fantastic finish Saturday if this meeting is like their others at Memorial Stadium.


    UCLA starting QB Josh Rosen out with concussion against Utah

    UCLA quarterback Josh Rosen missed the Bruins' game at Utah because of a concussion

    Summer league standout Antonio Blakeney is set to lead the Windy City Bulls into second season. The 6-foot-4 shooting guard was the first player signed by the Bulls to a two-way contract and figures to be one of the featured players when the Windy City Bulls begin their season in Hoffman Estates on Saturday.

    Summer league star Blakeney set to lead Windy City Bulls

    Summer league standout Antonio Blakeney is set to lead the Windy City Bulls into second season. The 6-foot-4 shooting guard was the first player signed by the Bulls to a two-way contract and figures to be one of the featured players when the Windy City Bulls begin their season in Hoffman Estates on Saturday.

    Houston Astros fans Mario Murillo and John Stewart look up the street in anticipation of a parade honoring the World Series baseball champions, Friday, Nov. 3, 2017, in Houston. (Brett Coomer/Houston Chronicle via AP)

    Cheering fans greet World Series champion Houston Astros

    Houston paying tribute to Astros and their World Series triumph over the Los Angeles Dodgers


    Seahawks S Earl Thomas sidelined by hamstring injury

    Seattle Seahawks S Earl Thomas ruled out with a strained hamstring


    Cal set to face Oregon State in home finale

    California first-year coach Justin Wilcox spent much of the season talking about the parity in the Pac-12, a point the Golden Bears seemed to take to heart when they upset then-No. 8 Washington State last month


    Former Washington State linebacker accused of killing wife

    Utah authorities say a former Washington State football player is suspected of killing his wife

    Kevin Harvick (4) drives during a practice session for a NASCAR Cup series auto race at Texas Motor Speedway in Fort Worth, Texas, Friday, Nov. 3, 2017. (AP Photo/Larry Papke)

    Kurt Busch, 4 other drivers top 200 mph in Texas qualifying

    Kurt Busch earned the pole at Texas, going faster than anyone ever has gone in NASCAR Cup qualifying on any 1 1/2-mile track

    John Isner of the United States celebrates his victory over Juan Martin Del Potro of Argentina during their quarter-final match of the Paris Masters tennis tournament at the Bercy Arena in Paris, France, Friday, Nov. 3, 2017. (AP Photo/Francois Mori)

    Isner beats del Potro to reach Paris semis, Nadal withdraws

    John Isner remains on track for the last spot at the ATP Finals after beating Juan Martin del Potro in the Paris Masters quarterfinals

    FILE - In this Oct. 18, 2017, file photo, New York Yankees starting pitcher Masahiro Tanaka throws during the first inning of Game 5 of baseball's American League Championship Series against the Houston Astros in New York. Tanaka has decided to stay with the Yankees and not exercise the right to opt out of the remaining three seasons of his contract. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens, File)

    Tanaka decides to stay with Yankees, not use opt out

    Masahiro Tanaka decided to stay with the New York Yankees and not exercise the right to opt out of the remaining three seasons of his contract

    Seattle Sounders forward Clint Dempsey (2) is greeted by teammates after he scored the first of two goals in the second half of the second leg of an MLS soccer Western Conference semifinal against the Vancouver Whitecaps, Thursday, Nov. 2, 2017, in Seattle. The Sounders won 2-0 and advanced to the Western Conference championship series. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)

    Sounders are through to conference finals, await opponent

    The Seattle Sounders became the first team to advance to the MLS conference finals by defeating the Vancouver Whitecaps

    Chase Elliott, right, talks to a crew member in the garage during a practice session for Sunday's NASCAR Cup series auto race at Texas Motor Speedway in Fort Worth, Texas, Friday, Nov. 3, 2017. (AP Photo/LM Otero)

    Chase Elliott still frustrated, unmoved by Hamlin apology

    Chase Elliott was still frustrated about what happened in the last race and unmoved by a public apology


    Real Betis rallies to draw with Getafe 2-2 in Spanish league

    Ryad Boudebouz scored an 87th-minute equalizer as Real Betis came back from two goals down to draw Getafe 2-2 in the Spanish league


    Arizona State faced with slowing Colorado's Lindsay

    Arizona State facing stiff challenge of stopping Colorado's Phillip Lindsay a week after its defense regressed in a lopsided loss to Southern California


    Options: Indians keep Brantley for $11.5M, Tomlin for $3M

    The Cleveland Indians exercised an $11.5 million option on outfielder Michael Brantley and a $3 million option on right-hander Josh Tomlin


    Falcons' Freeman still limited in practice, expected to play

    Falcons running back Devonta Freeman again limited in practice, expected to play against Carolina

    FILE - In this Saturday, Oct. 28, 2017, file photo, Washington State head coach Mike Leach, right, talks to quarterback Luke Falk during the first half during an NCAA college football game against Arizona in Tucson, Ariz. The Cougars have lost two of last three games, and Falk was pulled from last weekend’s loss at Arizona for failure to move the team. But there is no panic in Pullman. Coach Mike Leach says Falk will start Saturday against No. 25 Stanford, and the Cougars still control their own destiny in the battle for the Pac-12 North title. (AP Photo/Rick Scuteri, File)

    No. 18 Stanford gets Love back for key game at No. 25 WSU

    No. 8 Stanford gets a big boost this week for its key game in the Pac-12 North at No. 25 Washington State with the return of Bryce Love

    Montreal Canadiens' Jeff Petry (26) watches a goal by Minnesota Wild left wing Tyler Ennis get past Canadiens goalie Carey Price (31) during the first period of an NHL hockey game Thursday, Nov. 2, 2017, in St. Paul, Minn. (AP Photo/Hannah Foslien)

    Canadiens like having AHL's Laval Rocket close at hand

    There are 18 subway stops between the Montreal Canadiens' home rink and that of the team's new American Hockey League affiliate, the Laval Rocket

    Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner, left, holds up the World Series trophy as the Houston Astros World Series MVP George Springer (4) cheers during parade honoring the World Series baseball champions, Friday, Nov. 3, 2017, in Houston. (Brett Coomer/Houston Chronicle via AP)

    The Latest: World Series MVP Springer thanks Astros fans

    World Series MVP George Springer is thanking Houston Astros fans across Texas for believing in the team as it rallied to win the franchise's first championship


    Former NHL referee Kerry Fraser diagnosed with cancer

    Former NHL referee Kerry Fraser has been diagnosed with an incurable form of blood cancer


    Rennes beats Bordeaux 1-0 to move up to 10th in Ligue 1

    Rennes moved up to 10th place in the French league with a 1-0 home win against Bordeaux

    Buffalo Bills wide receiver Jordan Matthews (87) fumbles the ball as he is hit by New York Jets cornerback Juston Burris (32) during the first half of an NFL football game, Thursday, Nov. 2, 2017, in East Rutherford, N.J. The Jets recovered the fumble. (AP Photo/Bill Kostroun)

    McDermott, Bills hope to grow from setback against Jets

    With a chance for best start in 24 years, Bills showed they weren't ready for prime time


    Myles Turner returns for Pacers after 7-game absence

    Indiana Pacers center Myles Turner has been cleared to return following a seven-game absence because of a concussion


    Longtime Auburn AD Jay Jacobs to step down by June 1, 2018

    Longtime Auburn athletic director Jay Jacobs says he will step down by June 2018

    Chicago Blackhawks defenseman Jordan Oesterle loves country music and Mexican restaurants.

    Meet the new Chicago Blackhawks: Forsberg and Oesterle
    John Dietz offers an upclose look at new Chicago Blackhawks Anton Forsberg and Jordan Oesterle in the final installment our Meet the new Blackhawks series. Check out all 8 players linked here.

    FILE - In this Sunday, Oct. 22, 2017, file photo, Green Bay Packers quarterback Brett Hundley (7) throws a pass during the first half of an NFL football game against the New Orleans Saints in Green Bay, Wis. NFC North rivals looking for fixes on offense face off on Monday night when the Detroit Lions visit the Green Bay Packers. (AP Photo/Mike Roemer, File)

    Packers QB Aaron Rodgers turns attention to healing

    Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers will not decide whether he will play again this season

    Houston Astros' Jose Altuve and Jake Marisnick celebrate after Game 7 of baseball's World Series against the Los Angeles Dodgers Wednesday, Nov. 1, 2017, in Los Angeles. The Astros won 5-1 to win the series 4-3. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

    World Series champion Astros hold off on White House talk

    The World Series champion Houston Astros have not made the decision yet to either or not travel to the White House to meet with President Donald Trump if an invitation is extended


    Panthers' Davis fined $48K for hit on Bucs' Humphries

    Carolina Panthers linebacker Thomas Davis has been fined $48,620 by the NFL for his hit last Sunday on Tampa Bay wide receiver Adam Humphries


    Bundesliga: Bremen still winless after Frankfurt's late win

    Eintracht Frankfurt has beaten struggling Werder Bremen 2-1 and denied the visiting side a point in its first Bundesliga game since firing its coach

    Darrell Wallace Jr., left, laughs with Richard Petty after unveiling the paint scheme for Wallace's car before NASCAR Cup series auto race qualifying at Texas Motor Speedway in Fort Worth, Texas, Friday, Nov. 3, 2017. Richard Petty Motorsports announced that Wallace Jr. will drive the No. 43 car for the organization beginning in 2018. (AP Photo/LM Otero)

    Petty has primary sponsor for Wallace's full-time Cup debut

    Richard Petty Motorsports has a primary sponsor for the 2018 season debut of Darrell Wallace Jr. as the full-time driver in the iconic No. 43 car


    Patrick Chan drops Grand Prix event to focus on training

    Canadian star Patrick Chan has withdrawn from the NHK Trophy figure skating event next week in Japan to focus on the national championships and Pyeongchang Olympics

    Marseille's Patrice Evra, center right, is led away by his teammate Rolando after a scuffle with Marseille supporters who trespassed into the field before the Europa League group I soccer match between Vitoria SC and Olympique de Marseille at the D. Afonso Henriques stadium in Guimaraes, Portugal, Thursday, Nov. 2, 2017. Evra was shown a red card before the start of the match for his involvement in the incident. (AP Photo/Luis Vieira)

    Marseille suspends Evra for kicking fan pending UEFA hearing

    Marseille has suspended Patrice Evra and could take further action after the defender kicked one of the team's fans before a Europa League game

    FILE - In this Oct. 6, 2014, file photo, Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson (3) scrambles with the ball during the second half of an NFL football game against the Washington Redskins in Landover, Md. After being tormented by Carson Wentz and Dak Prescott, the Redskins' bruised and battered defense faces another test from a mobile quarterback against the Seahawks' Russell Wilson. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File)

    FANTASY PLAYS: Stud plays for daily leagues, Week 9

    FANTASY PLAYS: Stud plays for daily leagues, Week 9


    Alabama reserve QB Jones arrested on DUI, fake ID charges

    Alabama reserve quarterback Mac Jones has been arrested on a charge of driving under the influence


    Bowl hopes take spotlight as Kansas State visits Texas Tech

    Bowl aspirations have replaced Big 12 championship hopes for the Kansas State Wildcats


    FIFA suspend Peru striker Guerrero for failing doping test

    Peru striker Paolo Guerrero has been provisionally suspended for 30 days after failing a doping test


    Nick Buoniconti will donate brain to support research of CTE

    Pro Football Hall of Fame linebacker Nick Buoniconti says he'll donate his brain to Boston University to support research of chronic traumatic encephalopathy


    Raiders will be without 3 cornerbacks vs. Dolphins

    The Oakland Raiders will be without three cornerbacks for this weekend's game at Miami

    FILE - In this Sunday, Oct. 22, 2017, file photo, Dallas Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott smiles on the sideline after scoring a touchdown during the second half of an NFL football game against the San Francisco 49ers in Santa Clara, Calif. A federal appeals court says Elliott can play in Sunday's home game against Kansas City. The 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in New York on Friday, Nov. 3, 2017, temporarily blocked a lower-court ruling that required Elliott to begin serving a six-game suspension. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg, File)

    Elliott freed to play by court, senses 'burst of adrenalin'

    Elliott senses 'burst of adrenalin' for Cowboys after appeals court clears him to play Sunday

    Geneva graduate Pace Temple is enjoying an outstanding junior season on the Butler University football team.

    Geneva grad Temple making strides at Butler

    Geneva graduate Pace Temple has hit a pair of special milestones this season as part of the Butler University football team.

    FILE - In this Nov. 13, 2016, file photo, Denver Broncos wide receiver Demaryius Thomas (88) pulls the ball away from New Orleans Saints cornerback Delvin Breaux (40) after a touchdown reception in the second half of an NFL football game in New Orleans. Thomas is closing in on a full year since scoring his last touchdown. Though he is on pace for a sixth consecutive 1,000-yard season, what he really wants is to end his streak without a touchdown and his next chance comes Sunday in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/John McCusker, File)

    Broncos star receiver Thomas hasn't scored in nearly a year

    Denver Broncos star receiver Demaryius Thomas is closing in on a full year since scoring his last touchdown


    Packers activate rookie LB Vince Biegel, sign 3rd snapper

    The Green Bay Packers have activated Vince Biegel from the reserve/physically unable to perform list, part of a series of roster moves ahead of Monday night's game against Detroit

    Dale Earnhardt Jr., left, looks on as Eddie Gossage, president and CEO of Texas Motor Speedway, sits atop a horse and Earnhardt's wife Amy takes a photo during a presentation in the media center before Sunday's NASCAR Cup series auto race at Texas Motor Speedway in Fort Worth, Texas, Friday, Nov. 3, 2017. (AP Photo/LM Otero)

    Earnhardt back for final race at Texas, where he got 1st win

    Dale Earnhardt Jr. is back for his final Cup race at Texas, where he got his first NASCAR victory

    FILE - In this Oct. 8, 2017, file photo, Dallas Cowboys' Tyron Smith (77), Travis Frederick (72) and Zack Martin (70) stand at the line of scrimmage during an NFL football game against the Green Bay Packers in Arlington, Texas. Cowboys offensive line led by former first-round picks and 2016 All-Pros Tyron Smith, Martin and Frederick was voted the top line in the NFL by an Associated Press panel in balloting released Friday, Nov. 3, 2017. (AP Photo/Michael Ainsworth, File)

    Cowboys picked as top offensive line by AP, Steelers 2nd

    The Dallas Cowboys offensive line led by 2016 All-Pro left tackle Tyron Smith has been voted the top line in the NFL by an Associated Press panel

    New York Jets defensive end Muhammad Wilkerson (96) and inside linebacker Darron Lee (58) celebrate after a play against the Buffalo Bills during the second half of an NFL football game, Thursday, Nov. 2, 2017, in East Rutherford, N.J. (AP Photo/Bill Kostroun)

    Jets' Wilkerson resurgent on defense despite injuries

    Jets' defensive end Muhammad Wilkerson's playmaking abilities and health have been questioned this season but never his heart.


    Hall of Fame president Baker honored by March of Dimes

    Pro Football Hall of Fame President David Baker has won the March of Dimes Sports Leadership Award for 2017. Baker will be honored by the March of Dimes Greater New York Market at its 34th annual sports luncheon on Nov. 28

    Guard Ryan Arcidiacono (15) will split his time this season between the Chicago Bulls and their G-League Windy City team. The former Villanova star is one of two Bulls players with two-way contracts this season.

    Windy City Bulls schedule
    The Windy City Bulls will open their G-League season on Saturday at Sears Centre Arena against Westchester. Here’s their complete schedule:

    Connecticut head coach Geno Auriemma reacts during the second half an NCAA women's college exhibition basketball game against Fort Hays State, Wednesday, Nov. 1, 2017, in Hartford, Conn. (AP Photo/Jessica Hill)

    UConn's Auriemma turns talk-show host in new podcast

    UConn women's basketball coach Geno Auriemma is becoming a talk-show host


    Jaguars RB Fournette, C Linder set to return from injuries

    The Jacksonville Jaguars will have running back Leonard Fournette and center Brandon Linder back in the starting lineup Sunday against Cincinnati

    FILE - In this Saturday, Oct. 21, 2017, file photo, Wake Forest quarterback John Wolford runs the ball for a touchdown in the second quarter of an NCAA college football game against Georgia Tech in Atlanta. Notre Dame coach Brian Kelly can deal with Saturday afternoon’s reunion of defensive assistants Mike Elko and Clark Lea with their former Wake Forest boss Dave Clawson. Whether Kelly’s No. 5 Irish can deal on the field with the explosive 5-3 Blue Demons, fresh off a 42-32 victory against Louisville, is another matter. (AP Photo/David Goldman, File)

    No. 5 Irish, Wake Forest take offense to defensive reunion

    No. 5 Notre Dame hosts Wake Forst on Saturday in a game that will pit two members of the Fighting Irish coaching staff against their old team

    FILE - In this Sunday, Oct. 29, 2017, file photo, Caroline Wozniacki of Denmark lifts the winner's trophy after winning the singles final match against Venus Williams of the United States, at the WTA tennis tournament in Singapore. Wozniacki has become engaged again. The Danish tennis player says on Twitter that she accepted a marriage proposal from American basketball player David Lee (AP Photo/Yong Teck Lim, File)

    Love game: Tennis star Wozniacki engaged to hoopster Lee

    Tennis star Caroline Wozniacki engaged to former NBA player David Lee

    FILE- In this Sept. 20, 2017, file photo, Houston Texans quarterback Tom Savage stands on the sideline during the first half of an NFL football game against the Jacksonville Jaguars in Houston. The Texans look to regroup and get Savage ready to start on Sunday against the Indianapolis Colts after Deshaun Watson sustained a season-ending knee injury in practice. (AP Photo/Eric Christian Smith, File)

    Savage to take over for Texans with Watson out with injury

    With Deshaun Watson's year done, the Houston Texans will look to Tom Savage to try and salvage this difficult season


    Colorado State brings potent offense to Laramie

    Colorado State's offense has averaged 499.0 yards per game this season, a number only one Wyoming opponent (Oregon) has topped this season

    FILE - In this Sept. 16, 2017, file photo, Los Angeles Angels' Justin Upton watches his home run against the Texas Rangers during the first inning of a baseball game, in Anaheim, Calif. Outfielder Justin Upton is staying with the Angels, agreeing to a new five-year, $106 million contract. The Angels announced the deal Thursday, Nov. 2, 2017, with Upton, their late-season trade acquisition. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson, File)

    Justin Upton's new deal with Angels backloads money

    Justin Upton's $106 million, 5-year deal will save Angels more than $6 million next season


    LA Rams place safety Cody Davis on injured reserve

    The Los Angeles Rams have placed safety Cody Davis on injured reserve


    After snapping streak, No. 12 Washington set to host Oregon

    Jake Browning pointing at an Oregon defender on his way into the end zone was the lasting image of Washington's 70-21 win last season that snapped a 12-game losing streak to the Ducks


    Board of Trustees approves 1st phase of Neyland renovation

    Tennessee Board of Trustees approves updated $180 million first phase of renovation for Neyland Stadium


    Titans tight end Walker game-time decision vs Ravens

    Tennessee tight end Delanie Walker will be a game-time decision Sunday against the Baltimore Ravens

    FILE - In this Oct. 7, 2017, file photo, Auburn head coach Gus Malzahn watches on during the second half of an NCAA college football game against Mississippi in Auburn, Ala. No. 16 Auburn has a big November ahead with games against top-ranked Alabama and No. 2 Georgia coming up. But before they host two of the best teams in football, the Tigers make a trip to Texas A&M this weekend to face a team looking to bounce back after a tough loss to Mississippi State. (AP Photo/Thomas Graning, File)

    No. 16 Auburn begins big month with visit to Texas A&M

    No. 16 Auburn has a big November ahead with games against top-ranked Alabama and No. 2 Georgia coming up, but first they'll visit a Texas A&M team looking to bounce back after a tough loss last week


    Cowboys picked as top offensive line by AP, Steelers 2nd

    The Dallas Cowboys offensive line led by 2016 All-Pro left tackle Tyron Smith has been voted the top line in the NFL by an Associated Press panel

    FILE - In this Sunday, July 2, 2017 file photo, Germany's Julian Draxler holds up the trophy, at the end of the Confederations Cup final soccer match between Chile and Germany, at the St.Petersburg Stadium, Russia. The Global Nations League being proposed by UEFA can revive international soccer. Out go most irrelevant friendlies. In come more meaningful fixtures with silverware at stake at the end of it in June 2021. Even smaller countries get a chance to pick up a trophy. But it’s a complex format for fans to understand. And world governing body FIFA has its own plans for June 2021, staging a first 24-team Club World Cup expanded from the existing annual seven-team event. (AP Photo/Ivan Sekretarev, File)

    Column: Global league can revive stale international soccer

    The Global Nations League being proposed by UEFA can revive international soccer


    Rivera, Mularkey, Pagano, Harbaugh nominated for award

    Carolina's Ron Rivera, Tennessee's Mike Mularkey, Indianapolis' Chuck Pagano and Baltimore's John Harbaugh, the 2013 winner, have been nominated for the seventh annual award presented by USAA, the NFL's official military appreciation sponsor


Life & Entertainment

    This undated photo provided by the Portland Police Department shows Lou Diamond Phillips. The actor has been charged with DWI in Texas just hours before a scheduled appearance in Corpus Christi. Police in nearby Portland arrested Phillips early Friday, Nov. 3, 2017. Jail records show bond wasn't immediately set for Phillips, who starred in "La Bamba." (Portland Police Department via AP)

    Actor Lou Diamond Phillips charged with DWI in Texas

    Actor Lou Diamond Phillips charged with driving while intoxicated in Texas

    “Escape to Margaritaville,” the new musical featuring songs by Jimmy Buffett, inset, stops in Chicago on its way to Broadway.

    Jimmy Buffett looks to Broadway as 'Margaritaville' sails into Chicago

    Singer Jimmy Buffett's “Escape to Margaritaville” debuts Thursday, Nov. 9, in Chicago, but the island-set musical is ultimately bound for Broadway. “Escapism has worked for me for a long time,” Buffett said.

    FILE - In this Dec. 6, 2015 file photo, Laurence Fishburne, left, and Gina Torres attend the 38th Annual Kennedy Center Honors at The Kennedy Center Hall of States in Washington. Court records in Los Angeles show that Fishburne filed for divorce from his wife of 15 years, Torres, on Thursday, Nov. 2, 2017, and is seeking joint custody of their 10-year-old daughter. (Photo by Greg Allen/Invision/AP, File)

    Laurence Fishburne files for divorce after 15-year marriage

    Court records show Laurence Fishburne has filed for divorce from his wife of 15 years

    Crystal Gayle will perform Wednesday, Dec. 13, at the Arcada Theatre in St. Charles.

    Crystal Gayle, Lee Greenwood to headline the Arcada

    Country stars Crystal Gayle and Lee Greenwood are two of the headliners in six newly announced shows from the Arcada Theatre and Onesti Entertainment.

    Marriott Theatre delivers a hugely entertaining revival of “Newsies,” the musical adapted from Disney’s 1992 film.

    Exuberant cast propels Marriott’s entertaining ‘Newsies’

    Marriott Theatre’s stage can barely contain the fine cast and impressive choreography that propels the Lincolnshire theater’s hugely entertaining revival of “Newsies,” the musical adapted from the 1992 Disney film.

    Pete Miller's Steak and Seafood opens its new location in south Naperville Tuesday, Nov. 7.

    Dining out: Pete Miller's Steak to jazz up south Naperville

    Pete Miller's Steak and Seafood brings jazz, steaks and seafood to south Naperville when it opens Tuesday, Nov. 7. The Bolingbrook Brew Fest at McQ's Saturday promises craft beer, live music and food. More on this and other dining events this week.

    Dewey (Rob Colletti), left, rocks out with his student Zack (Phoenix Schuman) in “School of Rock — The Musical” in its Chicago premiere at the Cadillac Palace Theatre.

    Kid-powered ‘School of Rock’ is inspiring and fun

    Kid power and creativity rule in “School of Rock — The Musical.” The touring Chicago debut of the hit 2015 Broadway musical features a comedy performance by Glen Ellyn/Wheaton native Rob Colletti as the inspirational substitute teacher Dewey Finn.

    In this Aug. 16, 2017 photo, actress Sarah Gadon poses for a portrait to promote her series, "Alias Grace" in New York. (Photo by Andy Kropa/Invision/AP)

    Margaret Atwood's 'Alias Grace' adapted as Netflix series

    Sarah Gadon stars in "Alias Grace," a six-part miniseries on Netflix based on a Margaret Atwood novel.


    The top 10 songs and albums on the iTunes Store

    This week's top selling songs and albums on Apple iTunes.


    Support adult niece through her abusive relationship

    Carolyn Hax says to confront niece in abusive relationship as a peer rather than a child. Let her know that she has support.

    Brad Paisley, the co-host of the Country Music Association Awards, is calling on the organization to rescind media restrictions barring reporters from asking about the mass shooting in Las Vegas, gun rights or political affiliations at the awards show.

    CMA rescinds media restrictions for awards show, apologizes

    The Country Music Association is backing down after trying to impose media restrictions on questions about the mass shooting in Las Vegas, gun rights or political affiliations at their awards show.

    Spider-Man protects New York in “Marvel Universe Live! Age of Heroes” at the Allstate Arena in Rosemont.

    5 things to do this weekend in the suburbs
    Looking to entertain the kids Saturday and Sunday? Want a night out of your own? Here are five ideas to help you plan your weekend.

    FILE - In this Feb. 15, 2016 file photo, Miguel performs at the 58th annual Grammy Awards in Los Angeles. Grammy-winning singer Miguel says he felt angered after hearing numerous stories of immigrants being deprived of meals and relegated to harsh living conditions inside some detention centers across the country. He is looking to shed light on the alleged treatment of immigrants at the facilities and has taken to his social media, spoken publicly and recently headlined a free #SchoolsNotPrisons concert in California to bring more awareness toward the issues. (Photo by Matt Sayles/Invision/AP, File)

    Miguel 'angered' by immigrant treatment at detention centers

    Grammy-winning singer Miguel says he felt angered after hearing numerous stories of immigrants being deprived of meals and relegated to harsh living conditions inside some detention centers across the country

    This cover image released by Capitol Records shows "The Thrill of It All," by Sam Smith. (Capitol Records via AP)

    Review: Sam Smith's 'Thrill of It All' is a thrill indeed

    Music Review: Sam Smith's sophomore album, 'The Thrill of It All,' is a thrilling collection of songs about the good and bad times in love

    Big Machine Records told The Associated Press on Friday that pre-orders for Taylor Swift's "reputation" album, to be released Nov. 10, has doubled the pre-orders for Swift's "1989" album a week before its release in 2014.

    Pre-orders for new Swift album reach more than 400,000 units

    Pre-orders for Taylor Swift's new album have reached more than 400,000 units and the album has become Target's biggest music pre-sale of all-time.

    FILE - In this Feb. 14, 2016, file photo, Fetty Wap arrives at the 2016 Clive Davis Pre-Grammy Gala at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, Calif. New York City police say the rapper was arrested Nov. 3, 2017, and charged with DUI and other offenses after being caught drag racing another vehicle on a highway. (Photo by John Salangsang/Invision/AP, File)

    Police: Fetty Wap caught drag racing, charged with DUI

    Rapper Fetty Wap has been arrested and charged with DUI and other counts after police say he was caught drag racing another vehicle on a New York City highway early Friday morning


    Recipe for unsavory, but necessary, restaurant repair

    Q. I am presently selling my restaurant and am puzzled by a demand that was made by the buyer. In the kitchen, there are three sinks used for food preparation. Under two of these sinks, the drainpipes flow into open floor drains. At the third sink, the drainpipe is directly connected to the sewer system. The buyer insists that all sinks must have open floor drains. These open drains are actually small sinks that are set into the concrete floor. The drainpipes from the food sinks flow into the floor sinks. Unfortunately, the cost to install another floor sink is $950, but this seems to be an unnecessary repair. As long as all three sinks are draining properly, what difference does it make how they are connected?A. For those who are unfamiliar with restaurant plumbing, floor sinks may seem a bit unusual, but they are required by code for purposes of health safety. The primary reason is to prevent potential contamination of food by contact with raw sewage. Here’s how that works.Let’s say your cook is washing some vegetables in one of the food sinks and leaves them for ten minutes while attending to other duties. Suppose that during this brief absence there is a sewage backup into the sink: not especially dirty sewage, but clear yet contaminated sewer water, leaving an unhealthy yet invisible residue on the salad fixings. And suppose this unexpected gray-water drains away before the return of your unsuspecting cook. No doubt, you wouldn’t want to serve that sort of salad dressing to your patrons.To avoid the possibility of such an incident, floor sinks are required in restaurant kitchens. If a sewage backup should occur, the overflow would simply run onto the floor. Not an enjoyable prospect to be sure, but better to get the stuff on your shoes than on someone’s dinner.The fact is, you have no choice in this matter. Direct connection of a commercial food sink to a sewer drain is illegal and should be corrected immediately.Q. The home I’m buying has unusual cracks at some of the wall corners. These cracks are vertical, as straight as a ruler, and about an inch or more from the wall edges. Does this sound to you like a structural problem?A. Cracks at the edges of drywall corners are common and are unlikely to indicate a structural problem. Most likely, they are loose metal edges, commonly caused by insufficient nailing when the metal corners were installed on the drywall.Marginally adequate nailing of metal corners has become a common practice among some drywall installers. The rationalization for this shortcut in workmanship is that the taping and finishing process will cover up the poorly nailed edges. As you have now discovered, this kind of cover-up can have unattractive results and may give the false impression of structural settlement.To eliminate cosmetic cracks of this kind, the metal edges will need to be renailed. This, of course, will require retexturing and refinishing the repaired areas. If you have reason to believe the cracks are not merely cosmetic, further evaluation by a licensed structural engineer is advised.• To write to Barry Stone, visit him on the web at www.housedetective.com, or write AMG, 1776 Jami Lee Court, Suite 218, San Luis Obispo, CA 94301.© 2017, Action Coast Publishing


    FBI: Home buyers’ billion-dollar scam problem getting worse

    If you’re buying a house and heading to settlement, you could be far more vulnerable than you think to the fastest growing form of real estate cybercrime in the U.S.: thefts of home-purchase money wired to complete closing transactions.

    Chris Hemsworth is Thor in “Thor: Ragnarok.”

    Which Chris is the best superhero? A definitive ranking, from Pratt to Hemsworth

    “Thor: Ragnarok,” Marvel’s most well-reviewed film ever, hits theaters Friday, and its star, Chris Hemsworth, is fantastic as the main character. But that got us thinking: In a world filled with so many men named Chris playing superheroes, who is the best?

    Lyle Lovett and His Large Band play the Chicago Theatre at 8 p.m. Saturday, July 29.

    Weekend picks: Lyle Lovett, John Hiatt go acoustic at the Genesee

    Grammy Award winner Lyle Lovett and John Hiatt bring their combined talent to the stage for “An Acoustic Evening With Lyle Lovett & John Hiatt” Friday at the Genesee in Waukegan. More on this and other fun events happening this weekend.


    Austin Berg

    Springfield’s culture of silence on sex harassment ending at last

    Guest columnist Austin Berg: Springfield does not operate with the pride of a state capital.It’s always been “Spring Vegas.” And it’s always been a toxic place for women.


    Political pandering nurtures cancer of Islamic extremism
    By Fareed ZakariaSINGAPORE — This week’s tragic terror attack in New York was the kind of isolated incident by one troubled man that should not lead to generalizations. In the 16 years since 9/11, the city has proved astonishingly safe from jihadi groups and individuals. And yet, speaking about it to officials in this major global hub 10,000 miles away, the conclusions they reach are worrying. “The New York attack might be a way to remind us all that while ISIS is being defeated militarily, the ideological threat from radical Islam is spreading,” says Singapore’s Home Minister, K. Shanmugam. “The trend line is moving in the wrong direction.” The military battle against jihadi groups in places like Syria and Afghanistan is a tough struggle, but it has always been one that favored the United States and its allies. After all, it’s a contest between the combined military forces of some of the world’s most powerful governments against a tiny band of guerrillas. On the other hand, the ideological challenge from ISIS has proved to be far more intractable. The terrorist group and ones like it have been able to spread their ideas, recruit disaffected young men and women, and infiltrate countries across the globe. Western countries remain susceptible to the occasional lone wolf, but the new breeding grounds of radicalism are once-moderate Muslim societies in Central, South and Southeast Asia.Consider Indonesia, the world’s most populous Muslim country, long seen as a moderate bulwark. This year, the governor of Jakarta, the country’s capital and largest city, lost his bid for re-election after he was painted by Muslim hardliners as unfit for office because he is Christian. Worse, he was then jailed after being convicted on a dubious and unfair blasphemy charge. Amid a rising tide of Islamist politics, Indonesia’s “moderate” president and its mainstream “moderate” Islamic organizations have failed to stand up for the country’s traditions of tolerance and multiculturalism. Or look at Bangladesh, another country with a staunchly secular past, where nearly 150 million Muslims live. Founded as a breakaway from Pakistan on explicitly non-religious grounds, Bangladesh’s culture and politics have over the last decade become increasingly extreme. Atheists, secularists and intellectuals have been targeted and even killed, blasphemy laws have been enforced, and a spate of terror attacks have left dozens dead.Why is this happening? There are many explanations. Poverty, economic hardship and change produce anxieties. “People are disgusted by the corruption and incompetence of politicians. They are easily seduced by the idea that Islam is the answer, even though they don’t know what that means,” a Singaporean politician explained to me. And then, the local leaders make alliances with the clerics and give platforms to the extremists, all in search of easy votes. That political pandering has helped nurture a cancer of Islamic extremism. In Southeast Asia, almost all observers that I have spoken with believe that there is another crucial cause — exported money and ideology from the Middle East, chiefly Saudi Arabia. A Singaporean official told me, “Travel around Asia and you will see so many new mosques and madrassas built in the last 30 years that have had funding from the Gulf. They are modern, clean, air-conditioned, well-equipped — and Wahhabi [Saudi Arabia’s puritanical version of Islam].” Recently, it was reported that Saudi Arabia plans to contribute almost $1 billion to build 560 mosques in Bangladesh. The Saudi government has denied this, but sources in Bangladesh tell me there’s some truth to the report.


    We need leaders who will stand up to president
    An Arlington Heights letter to the editor: Thank you, Sen. Jeff Flake, for your column of Oct. 26 and for standing up to the narcissistic robber baron who is unfortunately our president.


    Focus on teaching healthy eating, not taxes
    A Schaumburg letter to the editor: So the sugar tax for sodas has been repealed. OK. Some of the ads I saw promoting it say the soda companies target our youth, causing record rates of obesity and the consequent health problems associated with it. However, that’s really not a solution.


    Hard work, discipline are what’s missing at schools
    A Grayslake letter to the editor: Sadly, Doug Graham missed the real headline in his article reporting that Lake County school scores dropped. That headline should be,


    Whole community loses
    A Palatine letter to the editor: I now understand the 10-year teacher contract in Palatine Elementary School District 15.


    Need to elect pols on merit, not money
    A Lakewood letter to the editor: I must admit I do not know that much about politics. But, it angers me when people are elected to office, who probably know as much about them as I do because they have the funds to be elected.


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


    Respect problem goes back 45 years
    A Wood Dale letter to the editor: It’s amazing how everyone is so upset about all the sexual harassment cases that are coming to the forefront.


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