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    FILE - In this Sept. 28, 2017 file photo, NBA Commissioner Adam Silver speaks during a news conference in New York. Chicago will host the 2020 All-Star game for the first time since 1988, when Michael Jordan took off from the foul line in an epic dunk contest and delivered an MVP performance in the game. Silver, Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Bulls executives Michael Reinsdorf and John Paxson were on hand Friday, Nov. 10 for the announcement on the United Center floor.(AP Photo/Julie Jacobson, File)

    For NBA, Chicago is slam dunk for 2020 All-Star festivities

    For the NBA, Chicago was a slam dunk to host the 2020 All-Star game

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    FILE - In this Oct. 29, 2017, file photo, Washington Redskins outside linebacker Ryan Kerrigan (91) celebrates his sack of Dallas Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott during the first half of an NFL football game in Landover, Md. Washington comes off a comeback victory at Seattle made more impressive by the wave of injuries it has fought through. Its defense has looked formidable, led by LBs Zach Brown and Ryan Kerrigan. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, File)

    With no Zeke, is arrow pointing up for Dallas?

    Things were looking up for Cowboys until a court upheld Ezekiel Elliott's suspension

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    Milwaukee Bucks forward Giannis Antetokounmpo (34) drives against San Antonio Spurs guard Manu Ginobili during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Friday, Nov. 10, 2017, in San Antonio. (AP Photo/Darren Abate)

    Antetokounmpo leads Bucks past Spurs in Bledsoe's debut

    Eric Bledsoe makes Milwaukee debut as Bucks stop four-game skid with 94-87 victory over San Antonio Spurs

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    Oklahoma City Thunder forward Paul George (13) shoots between Los Angeles Clippers center Willie Reed, left, and guard Austin Rivers, right, in the third quarter of an NBA basketball game in Oklahoma City, Friday, Nov. 10, 2017. Oklahoma City won 120-111. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)

    George scores 42, Thunder beat Clippers to snap 4-game skid

    Paul George scored 42 points and the Oklahoma City Thunder beat the Los Angeles Clippers 120-111 to snap a four-game losing streak

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    No. 22 Oklahoma women beat Belmont 96-73

    Vionise Pierre-Louis scored 24 points on 10-of-11 shooting and grabbed 12 rebounds to help No. 22 Oklahoma women beat Belmont 96-73

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    Vivians leads No. 7 Mississippi St over Virginia 68-53

    Vivians leads No. 7 Mississippi St over Virginia 68-53

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    Dallas Stars goalie Ben Bishop (30) reaches out to glove a shot from the New York Islanders in the second period of an NHL hockey game, Friday, Nov. 10, 2017, in Dallas. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)

    Bishop, Stars shut out Islanders 5-0

    Ben Bishop gets 20th career shutout as Dallas Stars blank New York Islanders 5-0

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    Oklahoma State beats Pepperdine 78-47 in Boynton's debut

    Lindy Waters scored 14 points and pulled down seven rebounds as Oklahoma State, despite missing its best player, gave Mike Boynton a victory in his coaching debut, 78-47, over Pepperdine in the season opener for both teams

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    Northwestern center Barred Benson rebounds a ball against Loyola (Md.) forward Brent Holcombe during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game Friday, Nov. 10, 2017, in Rosemont, Ill. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)

    Lindsey scores 26 points as Northwestern beats Loyola (Md.)

    Scottie Lindsey scored 26 points, Derek Pardon added 16 and No. 19 Northwestern held off Loyola (Md.) 79-75

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    Temple keeps bowl hopes alive with a 35-24 win at Cincinnati

    Frank Nutile threw for one touchdown and ran for other, Isaiah Wright had a 98-yard kickoff return and Temple kept its bowl hopes alive with a 35-24 win over Cincinnati

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    South Carolina head coach Dawn Staley communicates with players during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game Friday, Nov. 10, 2017, in Columbia, S.C. (AP Photo/Sean Rayford)

    Top 25 Capsules

    Top 25 Capsules

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    FILE - In this Nov. 12, 2016, file photo, Japan's designated hitter Shohei Otani reacts after hitting a solo home run off Netherlands' starter Jair Jurrjens in the fifth inning of their international exhibition series baseball game at Tokyo Dome in Tokyo. Texas, the New York Yankees and Minnesota can pay the most to an international free agent as highly touted pitcher-outfielder Shohei Otani prepares to enter the market, and Major League Baseball and its Japanese counterpart have agreed to the outlines of a deal to keep the old posting system for this offseason. (AP Photo/Koji Sasahara, File)

    Japanese star Otani announces desire to move to MLB

    Highly touted Japanese pitcher-outfielder Shohei Otani announced on Saturday he wants to move to Major League Baseball

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    CORRECTS TO RECEIVING SEC CHAMPIONSHIP RING- South Carolina forward A'ja Wilson, left, and head coach Dawn Staley celebrate after receiving their SEC championship rings before an NCAA college basketball game Friday, Nov. 10, 2017, in Columbia, S.C. (AP Photo/Sean Rayford)

    Defending champ No. 4 South Carolina opens with 99-31 win

    A'ja Wilson scored 16 points and had 10 rebounds to lead No. 4 South Carolina to a 99-31 win over Alabama State

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    Northwestern guard Bryant McIntosh reacts after Derek Pardon scored a basket against Loyola (Md.) during the second half on Friday. Leading by 17 points early in the second half, Northwestern had to hang on for a 79-75 win over Loyola (Md.) in Friday night’s season opener at Allstate Arena.

    Northwestern nearly runs out of gas in win over Loyola (Md.)

    Leading by 17 points early in the second half, Northwestern had to hang on for a 79-75 win over Loyola (Md.) in Friday night’s season opener at Allstate Arena.

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    Kansas guard Devonte' Graham, left, is fouled by Tennessee State forward Ken'Darrius Hamilton during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in Lawrence, Kan., Friday, Nov. 10, 2017. (AP Photo/Orlin Wagner)

    Vick leads No. 4 Kansas to 92-56 win over Tennessee State

    Lagerald Vick scored 23 points, Svi Mykhailiuk added 15 and fourth-ranked Kansas routed Tennessee State 92-56 in its lone tune-up before facing Kentucky in the Champions Classic

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    Illinois guard Da'Monte Williams (20) catches his breath during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game against Southern University at the State Farm Center, Friday, Nov. 10, 2017, in Champaign, Ill. (AP Photo/Stephen Haas)

    Alstork, Jordan lead Illini past Jaguars 102-55

    Graduate transfer Mark Alstork scored 17 points and snagged 10 rebounds, helping lead Illinois to a 102-55 victory over Southern in the first game of coach Brad Underwood's career with the Illini

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    Loyola-Chicago holds off Wright State 84-80

    Bruno Skokna made a key steal with 10 seconds left and Marques Townes secured it with 1 of 2 free throws as Loyola-Chicago beat Wright State 84-80 in the season opener for both teams

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    Bobby Portis delivered his second-straight 20-10 game since returning from an eight-game suspension. He finished with 20 points and 11 rebounds on Friday in just 25 minutes of action. But the Pacers were simply too much for the Bulls and won 105-87.

    Portis delivers, but Bulls can’t keep up with Pacers

    This was a night when the visiting team did not overlook the Bulls and the results weren’t pleasant. Indiana was never seriously threatened during a 105-87 victory at the United Center.

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    Toronto Maple Leafs center Patrick Marleau (12) celebrates with Mitchell Marner and defenseman Jake Gardiner (51) after scoring the game-winning goal against the Boston Bruins during overtime of an NHL hockey game in Toronto, Friday, Nov. 10, 2017. (Nathan Denette/The Canadian Press via AP)

    Patrick Marleau scores in OT, Maple Leafs beat Bruins 3-2

    Patrick Marleau scored in overtime to give the Toronto Maple Leafs a 3-2 victory over the Boston Bruins on Friday night in the first game of a home-and-home series

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    Italian referee Daniele Orsato awards a yellow card to Honduras' Johnny Palacios during the first leg of a soccer World Cup qualifier play-off at the Olympic Stadium in San Pedro Sula, Honduras, Friday, Nov. 10, 2017. (AP Photo/Moises Castillo)

    Honduras, Australia draw 0-0 in 1st leg of World Cup playoff

    Honduras held Australia to a 0-0 draw in the first leg of their intercontinental World Cup playoff on Friday, leaving both teams with everything to play for in next week's return leg in Sydney

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    St. Ignatius ousts Marmion from Prep Bowl Playoffs

    St. Ignatius defeated Marmion 42-12 Friday night in the Prep Bowl football quarterfinals.

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    Indiana Pacers guard Victor Oladipo goes in for a lay-up past Chicago Bulls guard Justin Holiday (7) during the first half of an NBA basketball game in Chicago, on Friday Nov. 10, 2017. (AP Photo/Jeff Haynes)

    Oladipo, defense shine in Pacers' 105-87 victory over Bulls

    Oladipo scores 25 as Pacers snap skid with 105-87 victory over Bulls

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    Fast start carries No. 9 Louisville women by SEMO 80-40

    Jazmine Jones scored 12 points and No. 9 Louisville used a dominant start to defeat Southeast Missouri State 80-40 on in a WNIT first-round game

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    BC-BKC--Wright St.-Loyola of Chicago Long Box

    BC-BKC--Wright St.-Loyola of Chicago Long Box LOYOLA OF CHICAGO 84, WRIGHT ST. 80FGFTRebWRIGHT ST.MinM-AM-AO-TAPFPTSErnsthausen173-90-12-2146Love182-32-42-2246Benzinger316-120-00-11516Hughes334-94-40-54415J.Mitchell384-94-40-84313Winchester314-87-101-31215Vest171-10-02-4113Wilburn152-32-21-2226Totals20026-5419-258-27162580 Percentages: FG .481, FT .760. 3-Point Goals: 9-20, .450 (Benzinger 4-7, Hughes 3-8, Vest 1-1, J.Mitchell 1-3, Wilburn 0-1). Team Rebounds: 1. Team Turnovers: 20 (25 PTS). Blocked Shots: 2 (J.Mitchell, Love). Turnovers: 20 (Love 6, J.Mitchell 5, Benzinger 3, Hughes 2, Vest 2, Ernsthausen, Winchester). Steals: 9 (J.Mitchell 5, Benzinger, Ernsthausen, Hughes, Wilburn). Technical Fouls: None. FGFTRebLOYOLA OF CHICAGOMinM-AM-AO-TAPFPTSJackson242-60-01-5344C.Custer317-123-60-40218Richardson361-42-30-2635Townes325-75-91-54116Ingram337-124-61-42221Krutwig175-77-84-72217Satterwhite161-30-00-2023Skokna90-00-00-0120Williamson20-00-00-0020Totals20028-5121-327-29182084 Percentages: FG .549, FT .656. 3-Point Goals: 7-20, .350 (Ingram 3-6, Satterwhite 1-2, Richardson 1-3, Townes 1-3, C.Custer 1-4, Jackson 0-2). Team Rebounds: 3. Team Turnovers: 19 (28 PTS). Blocked Shots: 3 (Jackson, Krutwig, Richardson). Turnovers: 19 (Richardson 5, C.Custer 4, Jackson 3, Satterwhite 2, Townes 2, Ingram, Krutwig, Skokna). Steals: 10 (C.Custer 3, Richardson 3, Ingram 2, Jackson, Skokna). Technical Fouls: None. Wright St.4139-80Loyola of Chicago4539-84 A_2,814 (4,486).

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    Baylor center Kalani Brown (21) grabs the rebound against Lamar forward Kyla Green (3) during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game, Friday. Nov. 10, 2017, in Waco, Texas. (AP Photo/Jerry Larson)

    Brown's big night helps No. 3 Baylor rout Lamar 121-62

    Kalani Brown scored 26 points and had 21 rebounds to lead No. 3 Baylor to a 121-62 rout of Lamar

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    Purdue guard Dakota Mathias reacts to a teammate's basket against SIU-Edwardsville in the second half of an NCAA college basketball game in West Lafayette, Ind., Friday, Nov. 10, 2017. (AP Photo/AJ Mast)

    No. 20 Purdue crushes Cougars by 41

    Dakota Mathias shoots No. 20 Purdue to 115-74 win over SIU-Edwardsville

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    Sauter wins and Cindric moves on to final amid controversy

    Johnny Sauter wins the final Truck Series race before the championship next week at Homestead

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    Team personnel assist Boston Celtics' Kyrie Irving (11) after he was injured during the first quarter of an NBA basketball game against the Charlotte Hornets in Boston, Friday, Nov. 10, 2017. Irving took an elbow to the face and left the game. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)

    Irving gets hit in face, Celtics hold off Hornets 90-87

    Celtics overcome injury to Irving, hold off Hornets to claim 11th straight victory

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    College Basketball Scores

    Friday, Nov. 10EAST Albany (NY) 69, Iona 67 Binghamton 76, Morgan St. 59 Boston College 85, Maine 65 Bowling Green 78, Drexel 69 Delaware St. 71, Cairn 50 George Washington 84, Howard 75 Hartford 85, CCSU 84, OT Harvard 73, MIT 64 Hofstra 77, Army 74 Holy Cross 69, Sacred Heart 64 Md.-Eastern Shore 95, Valley Forge 69 Miami (Ohio) 55, Fordham 54 Monmouth (NJ) 79, Bucknell 78 New Hampshire 95, Wheelock 39 Niagara 77, St. Bonaventure 75 Northeastern 65, Boston U. 59 Penn St. 86, Campbell 75 Providence 84, Houston Baptist 55 Rhode Island 84, UNC-Asheville 60 Rider 90, Hampton 75 Rutgers 94, City College of New York 38 Seton Hall 90, Fairleigh Dickinson 68 St. John's 77, New Orleans 61 Syracuse 77, Cornell 45 UConn 70, Colgate 58 UMass 74, Mass.-Lowell 69 Villanova 75, Columbia 60 SOUTH Alabama 82, Memphis 70 Auburn 102, Norfolk St. 74 Bethune-Cookman 108, Johnson (FL) 66 Charlotte 116, Methodist University 76 Clemson 85, W. Carolina 57 Coastal Carolina 102, Piedmont International 50 Coll. of Charleston 68, Siena 60, OT Davidson 110, Charleston Southern 62 Delaware 76, Richmond 63 Duke 97, Elon 68 FIU 70, Florida Memorial 47 Furman 101, Bob Jones 48 George Mason 67, Lafayette 65 Georgia 79, Bryant 54 Georgia Southern 85, Wake Forest 83 Georgia St. 90, Carver 50 High Point 100, William & Mary 66 Jackson St. 84, Millsaps 46 Jacksonville St. 100, Tennessee Wesleyan 42 James Madison 80, Bridgewater 50 Kentucky 73, Utah Valley 63 LSU 99, Alcorn St. 59 Liberty 87, Summit University 42 Lipscomb 98, Emory 83 Louisiana Tech 112, Texas-Tyler 71 Marshall 102, UT Martin 91, OT Maryland 76, Stony Brook 61 Miami 77, Gardner-Webb 45 Middle Tennessee 104, Trevecca Nazarene 52 Mississippi 94, Louisiana-Lafayette 76 Mississippi St. 96, Alabama St. 68 Missouri St. 85, W. Kentucky 80 Murray St. 118, Brescia 61 N. Kentucky 81, ETSU 63 NC A&T 104, Greensboro 80 NC State 102, VMI 67 North Carolina 86, N. Iowa 69 Old Dominion 57, Towson 54 Radford 72, Georgia Southwestern 63 S. Illinois 81, Winthrop 66 South Carolina 73, Wofford 52 South Florida 60, FAU 59 Southern Miss. 79, Southern University at New Orleans 69 Stetson 98, Webber International 89 Tennessee 88, Presbyterian 53 Tennessee Tech 94, Midway 56 The Citadel 109, Oglethorpe 73 Tulane 102, LIU Brooklyn 96 UAB 96, Jacksonville 67 UCF 88, Mercer 79 VCU 94, Grambling St. 65 Virginia 60, UNC-Greensboro 48 Virginia Tech 111, Detroit 79 MIDWEST Butler 82, Kennesaw St. 64 Cent. Michigan 108, Siena Heights 48 Cincinnati 107, Savannah St. 77 Creighton 92, Yale 76 Dayton 78, Ball St. 77 E. Michigan 92, Spring Arbor 60 Evansville 77, Arkansas St. 63 Ill.-Chicago 65, NC Central 55 Illinois 102, Southern U. 55 Indiana St. 90, Indiana 69 Kansas 92, Tennessee St. 56 Kansas St. 83, American U. 45 Loyola of Chicago 84, Wright St. 80 Marquette 80, Mount St. Mary's 59 Michigan St. 98, North Florida 66 Milwaukee 83, UW-La Crosse 73 Minnesota 92, SC-Upstate 77 Nicholls 111, Rio Grande 106

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    No. 11 Oregon women race past Northridge 91-43

    Sabrina Ionescu led a balanced attack with 15 points and No. 11 Oregon opened the season with an easy 91-43 win over Cal State Northridge

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    Harper back in title match

    Defending NJCAA women’s volleyball national champion Harper made it back to the title match on Friday with a 25-20, 25-13, 25-22 victory over Queensborough College in the quarterfinals and a 25-20, 25-19, 18-25, 25-23 triumph over Columbus State in the semifinal.

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    Atlanta Hawks guard Dennis Schroder (17) passes between Detroit Pistons center Andre Drummond (0) and guard Avery Bradley (22) durng the first half of an NBA basketball game, Friday, Nov. 10, 2017, in Detroit. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)

    Drummond, Jackson lead Pistons past Atlanta 111-104

    Andre Drummond's big night powers Detroit Pistons to 111-104 victory over Atlanta Hawks

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    Carolina Hurricanes' Jordan Staal, left, celebrates his goal against the Columbus Blue Jackets with teammate Sebastian Aho, of Finland, during the third period of an NHL hockey game Friday, Nov. 10, 2017, in Columbus, Ohio. The Hurricanes beat the Blue Jackets 3-1. (AP Photo/Jay LaPrete)

    Staal scores twice as Carolina beats Columbus 3-1

    Jordan Staal scores twice as Carolina Hurricanes top Columbus Blue Jackets 3-1

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    No. 20 Cal women beat Saint Mary's 87-80

    Kristine Anigwe scored 17, Penina Davidson added 10 points and 12 rebounds, and No. 20 California beat Saint Mary's 87-80 in the season opener for both teams

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    Florida Panthers goalie Roberto Luongo (1) looks on during the first period of an NHL hockey game against the Buffalo Sabres, Friday Nov. 10, 2017, in Buffalo, N.Y. (AP Photo/Jeffrey T. Barnes)

    Luongo gets milestone win, Panthers beat Sabres 4-1

    Roberto Luongo broke a tie with Curtis Joseph for fourth place on the NHL career victory list with 455, making 24 saves in the Florida Panthers' 4-1 win over the Buffalo Sabres

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    St. Charles North’s reacts after losing in the semifinals of IHSA Class 4A state girls volleyball tournament Friday at Redbird Arena in Normal.

    Girls volleyball: Powerful Minooka blows past St. Charles North

    Powerful Minooka blasted past St. Charles North in 2 sets Friday night in the Class 4A state girls volleyball semifinals at Redbird Arena in Normal.

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    Pittsburgh Penguins center Sidney Crosby (87) battles for the puck against Washington Capitals goalie Braden Holtby (70) during the third period of an NHL hockey game, Friday, Nov. 10, 2017, in Washington. Capitals defenseman Brooks Orpik (44) looks on. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)

    Power play thrives, Holtby hits milestone as Caps beat Pens

    Carlson, Oshie score on power play; Holtby gets 200th win as Capitals beat Penguins

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    Watson, No. 15 Maryland women beat Albany 91-58

    Blair Watson made four 3-pointers and scored 16 points, Stephanie Jones had her first career double-double with 11 points, 18 rebounds, and six steals, and No. 15 Maryland beat Albany 91-58

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    Coach Luke Mertens talks with quarterbacks Jack Moses, left, and Evan Lewandowski during a preseason practice. Mertens returns to a very familiar setting as his Bears travel to St. Rita for Saturday’s Class 7A state semifinal matchup at 5 p.m. Saturday.

    Mertens, Lake Zurich hope for sweet return to St. Rita

    Lake Zurich football coach Luke Mertens has some sweet memories of growing up near St. Rita, the site of Saturday’s Class 7A football quarterfinal matchup at 5 p.m. Saturday.

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    Flaherty, Thome lift No. 24 Michigan women to 75-61 win

    Katelynn Flaherty scored 29 points, Hallie Thome had a double-double and No. 24 Michigan pulled away from George Mason for a 75-61 season-opening in the preseason WNIT

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    Backcourt of Robinson, Bowman leads BC past Maine 85-65

    Jerome Robinson and Ky Bowman each scored 18 points to lead Boston College to an 85-65 victory over Maine on Friday night in the season opener for both schools

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    College Basketball Scores

    Friday, Nov. 10EAST Albany (NY) 69, Iona 67 Binghamton 76, Morgan St. 59 Boston College 85, Maine 65 Bowling Green 78, Drexel 69 Delaware St. 71, Cairn 50 George Washington 84, Howard 75 Harvard 73, MIT 64 Hofstra 77, Army 74 Holy Cross 69, Sacred Heart 64 Miami (Ohio) 55, Fordham 54 New Hampshire 95, Wheelock 39 Penn St. 86, Campbell 75 Providence 84, Houston Baptist 55 Rutgers 94, City College of New York 38 Seton Hall 90, Fairleigh Dickinson 68 St. John's 77, New Orleans 61 Syracuse 77, Cornell 45 UConn 70, Colgate 58 UMass 74, Mass.-Lowell 69 SOUTH Alabama 82, Memphis 70 Charlotte 116, Methodist University 76 Clemson 85, W. Carolina 57 Coastal Carolina 102, Piedmont International 50 Coll. of Charleston 68, Siena 60, OT Davidson 110, Charleston Southern 62 Delaware 76, Richmond 63 Duke 97, Elon 68 FIU 70, Florida Memorial 47 Furman 101, Bob Jones 48 George Mason 67, Lafayette 65 Georgia 79, Bryant 54 Georgia Southern 85, Wake Forest 83 Georgia St. 90, Carver 50 Jackson St. 84, Millsaps 46 James Madison 80, Bridgewater 50 Kentucky 73, Utah Valley 63 LSU 99, Alcorn St. 59 Liberty 87, Summit University 42 Lipscomb 98, Emory 83 Louisiana Tech 112, Texas-Tyler 71 Maryland 76, Stony Brook 61 Middle Tennessee 104, Trevecca Nazarene 52 Mississippi St. 96, Alabama St. 68 N. Kentucky 81, ETSU 63 NC State 102, VMI 67 North Carolina 86, N. Iowa 69 Old Dominion 57, Towson 54 Radford 72, Georgia Southwestern 63 S. Illinois 81, Winthrop 66 South Carolina 73, Wofford 52 Stetson 98, Webber International 89 Tennessee 88, Presbyterian 53 The Citadel 109, Oglethorpe 73 UAB 96, Jacksonville 67 VCU 94, Grambling St. 65 Virginia 60, UNC-Greensboro 48 Virginia Tech 111, Detroit 79 MIDWEST Butler 82, Kennesaw St. 64 Cent. Michigan 108, Siena Heights 48 Cincinnati 107, Savannah St. 77 Dayton 78, Ball St. 77 E. Michigan 92, Spring Arbor 60 Indiana St. 90, Indiana 69 Oakland 85, Fort Wayne 71 Ohio St. 95, Robert Morris 64 SE Missouri 81, Missouri Baptist 69 Wisconsin 85, SC State 50 Xavier 101, Morehead St. 49 SOUTHWEST Baylor 107, Cent. Arkansas 66 Lamar 74, Tulsa 67 North Texas 122, Eureka 65 Texas A&M 88, West Virginia 65 FAR WEST E. Washington 82, Walla Walla 61 Fresno St. 96, UC Santa Cruz 65 Stanford 78, Cal Poly 62 ___

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    Scott Darling is about to face the Blackhawks for the first time since signing with Carolina last May. It’s a game he’s looking forward to, but also one that figures to be an emotional one for an emotional guy.

    Emotions figure to run high for Darling when he faces Hawks on Saturday

    Scott Darling is about to face the Blackhawks for the first time since signing with Carolina last May. It’s a game he’s looking forward to, but also one that figures to be an emotional one for an emotional guy.

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    Southern Illinois beats Winthrop 81-66

    Kavion Pippen and Sean Lloyd Jr. scored 15 points each to help Southern Illinois open the season with an 81-66 win over Winthrop

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    No. 13 West Virginia women rout CCSU 102-52

    Teana Muldrow scored a career-high 30 points and grabbed 12 rebounds to lead No. 13 West Virginia in a 102-52 rout of Central Connecticut State in a season opener

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    Ohio State's Kelsey Mitchell, front left, drives to the basket on Stanford's Marta Sniezek, right, during the fourth quarter of an NCAA college basketball game, Friday, Nov. 10, 2017, in Columbus, Ohio.(AP Photo/David Dermer)

    Mitchell helps No. 5 Ohio St rout No. 10 Stanford 85-64

    Kelsey Mitchell scored 30 points and Stephanie Mavunga added 17 points and a career-high 26 rebounds to help No. 5 Ohio State to an 85-64 win over 10th-ranked Stanford in the season opener for both teams

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    White, No. 18 Florida State women beat North Florida, 109-51

    Chatrice White had a career-high 21 points and 12 rebounds and Imani Wright added 17 points and eight assists to help Florida State beat North Florida 109-51 in the season opener for both teams

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    Indiana St uses treys ruin Miller's debut at Indiana

    Brenton Scott scored 24 points and Indiana State made 17 3-pointers to blow out Indiana 90-69 in Archie Miller's first regular-season game as coach of the Hoosiers

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    Harvest Christian’s Rylee Boldog (21) congratulates St. Thomas More on their win Friday in the semifinals of Class 2A state girls volleyball at Redbird Arena in Normal.

    Girls volleyball: St. Thomas More takes out Harvest Christian

    Harvest Christian’s girls volleyball team suffered a straight-set loss to Champaign St. Thomas More Friday in the semifinals of the Class 2A state tournament at Redbird Arena in Normal.

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    St. Viator’s Michaela Mueller (13) and her teammates react after their loss in the semifinals of the IHSA Class 3A state girls volleyball tournament at Redbird Arena in Normal.

    Girls volleyball: Resurrection outlasts St. Viator in state semifinals

    St. Viator’s dream of playing for a state championship was derailed by Resurrection Friday as the Lions lost in 3 sets at the Class 3A state girls volleyball semifinals at Redbird Arena in Normal.

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    St. Charles North’s players react after losing in the semifinals of IHSA Class 4A state girls volleyball tournament Friday at Redbird Arena in Normal.

    Images: St. Charles North vs. Minooka, Class 4A volleyball semifinal

    See action from an IHSA Class 4A girls volleyball semifinal as St. Charles North faced Minooka at Redbird Arena in Normal on Friday.

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    NBA Commissioner Adam Silver officially named Chicago as the host of the 2020 NBA All-Star Game on Friday. Silver praised Chicago, saying the city is “iconic when it comes to sports.”

    NBA commissioner praises Chicago while awarding 2020 all-star game

    The Bulls and the United Center were officially named hosts of the 2020 NBA All-Star Game. Commissioner Adam Silver was on hand to drop some praise on the city and look back at the ‘88 game at Chicago Stadium.

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    Ryan Blaney holds the pole award after winning the starting position for a NASCAR Cup Series auto race at Phoenix International Raceway, Friday, Nov. 10, 2017, in Avondale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Ralph Freso)

    Blaney wins pole in critical playoff race at Phoenix

    Ryan Blaney has won the pole in his final chance to qualify for NASCAR's championship race

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    Iowa women's coach Lisa Bluder reaches 700-win plateau

    Iowa coach Lisa Bluder won her 700th game in her 34th season as a head coach

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    FILE - In this Jan. 7, 2013, file photo, Abby Wambach, left, of the United States is presented the FIFA Women's World Player of the Year award by Hope Solo, center, goalkeeper of the U.S. team, and FIFA President Sepp Blatter, right, during the FIFA Ballon d'Or Gala held at the Kongresshaus in Zurich, Switzerland. Solo told a Portuguese newspaper that former FIFA President Blatter sexually assaulted her at the ceremony. In an interview published Friday, Nov. 10, 2017, in the newspaper Expresso, Solo said Blatter “grabbed” her inappropriately on her rear end shortly before the two appeared onstage at the awards event. (AP Photo/Keystone, Steffen Schmidt, File)

    Solo accuses former FIFA President Blatter of grabbing her

    Hope Solo told a Portuguese newspaper that former FIFA President Sepp Blatter sexually assaulted her at the Ballon d'Or awards ceremony in 2013

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    This PGA Junior League team from Cog Hill is competing in a national tournament this weekend in Arizona.

    Cog Hill junior golfers get a shot at PGA national title

    A team of junior golfers from Cog Hill has earned a return to this weekend’s eight-team national finals in Scottsdale, Ariz. The three- day match play competition began Friday with all-star teams from eight states.

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    Celtics' Irving exits after taking elbow to his face

    Celtics point guard Kyrie Irving departs after taking accidental elbow to the face

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    Jespersen, Laksa lead No. 23 USF women past LSU 61-55

    Maria Jespersen scored 20 points, Kitija Laksa added 16 and No. 23 South Florida held off LSU 61-55 in the season opener

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    Blackhawks to honor Secord with ‘One More Shift’
    The Blackhawks will honor Al Secord with their One More Shift promotion before their game against New Jersey at the United Center on Sunday.

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    FILE - in this Saturday, Nov. 4, 2017, file photo, Wisconsin running back Jonathan Taylor (23) runs during the first half of an NCAA college football game against Indiana in Bloomington, Ind. Taylor, the Big Ten’s leading rusher, will play in the biggest game yet of his first college season on Saturday against Iowa. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings, File)

    High-stakes slugfest: No. 25 Iowa visits No. 6 Wisconsin

    No. 25 Iowa is on a roll as it heads into Camp Randall Stadium for a crucial Big Ten game against No. 6 Wisconsin

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    FILE - In this Oct. 8, 2017, file photo, Green Bay Packers tight end Martellus Bennett (80) walks off the field after an NFL football game against the Dallas Cowboys, in Arlington, Texas. The Packers have waived Martellus Bennett, bringing the tight end's short tenure at Lambeau Field to a surprising end. General manager Ted Thompson announced the move on Wednesday, Nov. 8, 2017, after practice. (AP Photo/Roger Steinman, File)

    Patriots' Bennett disputes Packers' reason for being waived

    New England Patriots tight end Martellus Bennett is disputing the reason given for his release by the Packers

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    FILE - In this Aug. 19, 2017, file photo, Dallas Cowboys running back Alfred Morris (46) runs the ball against the Indianapolis Colts during the first half of a preseason NFL football game in Arlington, Texas. The Cowboys’ enviable running back depth will be tested, as will their three-game winning streak, when they are expected to face the Atlanta Falcons on Sunday without Ezekiel Elliott. (AP Photo/Ron Jenkins, File)

    Same old, same old: Cowboys' Morris ready to replace Elliott

    Dallas running back Alfred Morris is ready to replace suspended star Ezekiel Elliott on Sunday at Atlanta

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    DePaul will officially open the new Wintrust Arena in the South Loop on Saturday against No. 14 Notre Dame. The Blue Demons are counting on several newcomers this season and head coach Dave Leitao believes the talent level is rising.

    DePaul set to open new basketball arena vs. No. 14 Notre Dame

    DePaul will officially open the new Wintrust Arena in the South Loop on Saturday against No. 14 Notre Dame. The Blue Demons are counting on several newcomers this season but believe the talent level is rising.

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    Johnson out again for Pistons with hip problem

    Stanley Johnson is missing a second straight game for the Detroit Pistons with a right hip flexor strain

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    New USA Gymnastics president needs to clean house

    USA Gymnastics is unraveling with more accusations of sexual assault and misconduct. The new president of the federation, who takes over next month, needs to clean house.

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    Green Bay Packers quaterback Brett Hundley hasn’t gotten off to a great start in relief of Aaron Rodgers with a 58.3 passer rating, 1 TD pass and 4 interceptions. But they doesn’t mean the Bears will overlook him on Sunday. “We’re all aware that Hundley is not quite at Aaron’s level, but he’s still a great quarterback,” cornerback Prince Amukamara said.

    While Bears won’t miss Rodgers, defense won’t overlook Hundley

    Aaron Rodgers has led the Packers to victories over the Bears at Soldier Field in each of the last six seasons and eight of the last nine meetings in Chicago, including the 2010 NFC title game. So the Bears aren’t disappointed that Rodgers will miss Sunday’s game with a fractured collarbone.

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    Villanueva gives Steelers teammates army helmet decals

    Former Army Ranger Alejandro Villanueva presents Steelers teammates with army division helmet decals

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    Malaysia's Kunanlan Subramaniam, left, and North Korea's Jong IL Gwan battle for the ball during their Asian Cup qualifiers soccer match at Thunder Castle stadium in Buriram province, Thailand, Friday, Nov. 10, 2017. North Korea beat Malaysia 4-1 . (AP Photo/Sakchai Lalit)

    North Korea beats Malaysia 4-1 in Asian Cup qualifying

    North Korea moved into second place in its Asian Cup qualifying group by beating Malaysia 4-1 at the neutral i-Mobile Stadium

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    Saint Viator’s Michaela Mueller (C) (13) and her teammates react after their loss in the semifinals of the IHSA Class 3A state girls volleyball tournament at Redbird Arena in Normal.

    Images: St. Viator vs. Resurrection, Class 3A volleyball semifinal

    See action from an IHSA Class 3A girls volleyball semifinal as St. Viator faced Resurrection at Redbird Arena in Normal on Friday.

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    Gulich, Pivec lift No. 19 Oregon St women by N Dakota 65-55

    Marie Gulich and Mikayla Pivec each had double-doubles, and No. 19 Oregon State pulled away to defeat North Dakota 65-55

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    Cincinnati Bengals wide receiver A.J. Green (18) takes down Jacksonville Jaguars cornerback Jalen Ramsey (20) during a fight in the first half of an NFL football game Sunday, Nov. 5, 2017, in Jacksonville, Fla. (AP Photo/Phelan M. Ebenhack)

    Bengals' Green fined $42,541 for fight with Jaguars' Ramsey

    Cincinnati Bengals wide receiver A.J. Green has been fined $42,541 by the NFL for fighting with Jacksonville Jaguars cornerback Jalen Ramsey last Sunday

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    France's Antoine Griezmann celebrates after scoring his side's opening goal during an international friendly soccer match between France and Wales at Stade de France in Saint Denis, a northern suburb of Paris, France, Friday, Nov. 10, 2017. (AP Photo/Francois Mori)

    Griezmann and Giroud score again as France beats Wales 2-0

    Strike partners Antoine Griezmann and Olivier Giroud scored as France began its World Cup warmup program with a comfortable 2-0 home win against Wales in a friendly

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    FILE - In this Sept. 25, 2017, file photo, Arizona Cardinals quarterback Carson Palmer (3) is sacked by Dallas Cowboys defensive end Demarcus Lawrence (90) during the second half of an NFL football game, in Glendale, Ariz. While sack totals are usually about the individual, pass rushers and their coaches like to think getting the quarterback to the ground has a lot to do with what’s going on around the sack stars.(AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin, File)

    NFL sacks leaders see teammates as keys to bringing QBs down

    NFL sacks leaders know their individual stats don't tell the whole story

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    Silverman back in role as Tampa Bay Rays team president

    Matt Silverman back in role as team president of Tampa Bay Rays after 3 years as head of baseball operations

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    FILE - In this Oct. 8, 2017, file photo, Houston Texans defensive end J.J. Watt (99) is helped off the field after an injury during the first half of an NFL football game against the Kansas City Chiefs, in Houston. Everyone is wondering why there have been so many injuries in 2017. (AP Photo/Eric Christian Smith, File)

    NFL's all-injury team can rival All-Pro squad

    The NFL's all-injury team may be better than the All-Pro team this season

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    Ottawa Senators Christopher DiDomenico (49) scores 2-3 in the second period of the NHL Global Series hockey game between Colorado Avalanche and Ottawa Senators at Ericsson Globe in Stockholm, Friday, Nov. 10, 2017. (Erik Simander /TT via AP)

    Ottawa downs Colorado 4-3 in OT in Sweden's Stockholm

    Mark Stone scored in regulation and again in overtime to give the Ottawa Senators a 4-3 victory over the Colorado Avalanche in the first of two regular-season games in the Swedish capital

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    College Basketball Schedule

    All Times ESTSaturday, Nov. 11EAST Penn at Fairfield, 1 p.m. Canisius at Buffalo, 1 p.m. Dartmouth at Quinnipiac, 2 p.m. Johnson & Wales (RI) at Brown, 3 p.m. St. Peter's at La Salle, 3 p.m. St. Francis Brooklyn at Duquesne, 5:30 p.m. Wagner at NJIT, 6 p.m. Lehigh at Marist, 7 p.m. SOUTH Illinois St. at Florida Gulf Coast, 1 p.m. Stephen F. Austin at Longwood, 3 p.m. Toccoa Falls at Appalachian St., 3:30 p.m. Utah Valley at Duke, 7 p.m. William Peace at Elon, 7 p.m. Johnson University at Presbyterian, 7 p.m. NC Wesleyan at UNC-Wilmington, 7 p.m. MIDWEST Siena Heights at W. Michigan, 2 p.m. IUPUI at Bradley, 2 p.m. Alabama A&M at Ohio, 2 p.m. Coe College at Drake, 3 p.m. Notre Dame at DePaul, 4 p.m. Saint Joseph's at Toledo, 7 p.m. Mayville State at South Dakota, 7 p.m. Cleveland St. at Akron, 7 p.m. North Florida at Michigan, 7:30 p.m. St. Mary's (MN) at W. Illinois, 8 p.m. E. Illinois at Nebraska, 8:30 p.m. Youngstown St. vs. Kent St. at Akron, Ohio, 9 p.m. SOUTHWEST Ouachita Baptist at UALR, 4 p.m. Texas-Tyler at Sam Houston St., 7:30 p.m. Loyola Marymount at Texas-Arlington, 8 p.m. FAR WEST UC Riverside at California, 12 a.m. Ark.-Pine Bluff at Hawaii, 12 a.m. Coppin St. at Oregon, 12 a.m. N. Dakota St. at UC Santa Barbara, 4 p.m. St. Francis (Pa.) at Saint Mary's (Cal), 8 p.m. MVSU at BYU, 9 p.m. Northern New Mexico at New Mexico, 9 p.m. Florida A&M at UNLV, 10 p.m. Portland St. at Portland, 10 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 12EAST Jacksonville at Georgetown, Noon SC State at Boston College, 1 p.m. UMass Boston at Mass.-Lowell, 1 p.m. Monmouth (NJ) at Seton Hall, 1:30 p.m. UMass at Harvard, 2 p.m. CCSU at Rutgers, 2:30 p.m. Gordon College at Hartford, 4 p.m. Wentworth Institute of Technology at Northeastern, 4 p.m. Fairleigh Dickinson at Penn St., 5 p.m. SOUTH Wilmington College at N. Kentucky, 1 p.m. George Mason at Louisville, 2 p.m. Toccoa Falls at Mercer, 2 p.m. Washington & Lee at Wofford, 2 p.m. NC A&T at Clemson, 2 p.m. Allen at SC-Upstate, 3 p.m. Vermont at Kentucky, 3:30 p.m. Bridgewater at Appalachian St., 3:30 p.m. Charleston Southern at NC State, 4 p.m. Navy at Miami, 4 p.m. LeTourneau at Northwestern St., 5 p.m. Bluefield at Hampton, 5 p.m. Morehead St. at Lipscomb, 5 p.m. Coppin St. at East Carolina, 5 p.m. Md.-Eastern Shore at Maryland, 6 p.m. Stetson at FIU, 7 p.m. The Citadel at Virginia Tech, 7 p.m. MIDWEST Michigan-Dearborn at E. Michigan, 2 p.m. Radford at Ohio St., 2:30 p.m. University of Mary at S. Dakota St., 3 p.m. Eureka at Loyola of Chicago, 3 p.m. Chicago St. at Purdue, 4 p.m. Alabama St. at Iowa, 4:05 p.m. Defiance College at Fort Wayne, 4:30 p.m. Haskell at UMKC, 5 p.m. Princeton at Butler, 6 p.m. Yale at Wisconsin, 6 p.m. UT Martin at Illinois, 6 p.m. Alcorn St. at Creighton, 7 p.m. Howard at Indiana, 8 p.m. SOUTHWEST Nebraska-Omaha at Oklahoma, 3 p.m. East Central at UTSA, 4 p.m. Louisiana-Monroe at SMU, 4 p.m.

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    FILE - In this Oct. 15, 2017, file photo, New York Jets running back Matt Forte (22) attempts to get by New England Patriots middle linebacker Dont'a Hightower (54) during the first half of an NFL football game, in East Rutherford, N.J. Forte has been ruled out against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Sunday because of swelling in his surgically repaired right knee. (AP Photo/Bill Kostroun, File)

    Jets RB Matt Forte ruled out vs. Bucs with swelling in knee

    New York Jets running back Matt Forte has been ruled out against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Sunday because of swelling in his surgically repaired right knee

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    Chase Elliott, left, and Jimmie Johnson talk inside the garage area before practice for the NASCAR Cup Series auto race at Phoenix International Raceway, Friday, Nov. 10, 2017, in Avondale, Ariz. Both drivers are looking to fill the final spot for the Championship 4. (AP Photo/Ralph Freso)

    Johnson needs win to chase 8th NASCAR championship

    It wasn't supposed to be this difficult for seven-time champion Jimmie Johnson to chase a record-breaking eighth NASCAR title

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    Brown has 30, W. Kentucky upsets No. 16 Missouri women 79-76

    Tashia Brown scored 13 of Western Kentucky's 18 points in the fourth quarter and finished with 30 as the Hilltoppers opened the season with a 79-76 upset of No. 16 Missouri at the Hawkeye Challenge

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    FILE - In this Sept. 25, 2013, file photo, then-Seattle Mariners manager Eric Wedge smiles before a baseball game against the Kansas City Royals, in Seattle. Former Cleveland and Seattle manager Eric Wedge has become the second person to interview with the New York Yankees for their dugout opening. He follows Yankees bench coach Rob Thomson, who interviewed Wednesday, Nov. 10, 2017. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson, File)

    Yankees interview Wedge, former Indians, Mariners manager

    Former Cleveland, Seattle manager Eric Wedge interviews for Yankees job

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    FILE - In this Nov. 12, 2016, file photo, Japan's designated hitter Shohei Otani reacts after hitting a solo home run off Netherlands' starter Jair Jurrjens in the fifth inning of their international exhibition series baseball game at Tokyo Dome in Tokyo. Texas, the New York Yankees and Minnesota can pay the most to an international free agent as highly touted pitcher-outfielder Shohei Otani prepares to enter the market, and Major League Baseball and its Japanese counterpart have agreed to the outlines of a deal to keep the old posting system for this offseason. (AP Photo/Koji Sasahara, File)

    Nippon Ham Fighters to post Shohei Otani

    Highly touted Japanese pitcher-outfielder Shohei Otani will be posted by the Nippon Ham Fighters allowing him to sign with a major league team next season

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    Guedes leads Portugal to 3-0 win over Saudi Arabia

    Goncalo Guedes scored one goal and set up another to lead Portugal to a 3-0 win over Saudi Arabia in an international friendly on Friday

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    With Olympics in 3 months, WADA gets Russian doping files

    The World Anti-Doping Agency has obtained files from the Moscow lab that contain testing data during a period when investigators say Russia ran a state-sponsored system designed to evade positive tests

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    From left, Italy's Leonardo Bonucci, Daniele De Rossi, Ciro Immobile and Giorgio Chiellini react during the World Cup qualifying play-off first leg soccer match between Sweden and Italy, at the Friends Arena in Stockholm, Friday, Nov. 10, 2017. (AP Photo/Frank Augstein)

    Italy risks missing World Cup after losing to Sweden 1-0

    Four-time champion Italy is left at serious risk of failing to qualify for the World Cup following a 1-0 loss at Sweden in the opening leg of a playoff

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    No. 16 Penn State looking for physical push from OL

    No. 16 Penn State looking for mean, physical play from its offensive line against Rutgers

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    Winthrop coach Pat Kelsey gets 5-year contract extension

    Winthrop basketball coach Pat Kelsey receives a five-year contract extension that ties him to the school through 2022

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    FILE - In this Dec. 24, 2016, file photo, Atlanta Falcons' Julio Jones (11) pushes away Carolina Panthers' Kurt Coleman (20) after a catch in the second half of an NFL football game in Charlotte, N.C. Jones has had a very quiet year by his own standards with only one 100-yard game and one touchdown this season. But facing the Panthers on Sunday, Nov. 5, 2017, could be the cure to those issues. Jones has 25 receptions for 538 yards and two TDs in his last three meetings with Carolina. (AP Photo/Mike McCarn)

    Julio Jones, Matt Bryant back at practice for Falcons

    Jones, Bryant are expected to play against Dallas after returning to practice Friday for the first time this week

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    Receiver Zay Jones, tackle Cordy Glenn out for Bills

    Bills without left tackle Cordy Glenn, wide receiver Zay Jones for Saints game

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    Jaguars could be without 3 offensive linemen vs Chargers

    The Jacksonville Jaguars could be without three starting offensive linemen against the Los Angeles Chargers on Sunday

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    Seattle Seahawks tight end Jimmy Graham (88) catches a touchdown pass as Arizona Cardinals strong safety Tyvon Branch (27) defends during the first half of an NFL football game, Thursday, Nov. 9, 2017, in Glendale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)

    Cardinals' Arians: OT Humphries, S Branch out for season

    Arizona Cardinals coach Bruce Arians says starting left tackle D.J. Humphries and safety Tyvon Branch are out for the season with knee injuries sustained in the loss to Seattle

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    FILE - In this Oct. 1, 2013, file photo, Texas athletic director DeLoss Dodds, left, with Texas president Bill Powers, right, formally announces his retirement during a news conference, in Austin, Texas. Dodds, Powers and former football coach Mack Brown all are scheduled to be questioned under oath next week in a sex and race discrimination lawsuit filed by former women's track coach Bev Kearney, who was forced out after the school learned she had a romantic relationship with one of her athletes a decade earlier. (AP Photo/Eric Gay, File)

    Ex-track coach's lawyers to question ex-top Texas officials

    Lawyers for a former women's track coach at the University of Texas have scheduled depositions with several former top school officials in her sex and race discrimination lawsuit

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    FILE - In this Feb. 7, 2017, file photo, Denver Broncos special teams coordinator Brock Olivo responds to question during a news conference at the team's headquarters in Englewood, Colo. Denver's rookie special teams coach willingly accepts blame for any and all blunders made by his blocking or coverage units and especially any mistakes made by kicker Brandon McManus, punter Riley Dixon and rookie returner Isaiah McKenzie. "The way I see it is the product that we put on the field is a reflection of me and a reflection of my work," Olivo said. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski, File)

    Broncos special teams coach Olivo always accepts the blame

    Broncos special teams coordinator Brock Olivo keeps taking responsibility for blunders by his players

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    United States Fed Cup team members captain Kathy Rinaldi, CoCo Vandeweghe, Sloane Stephens, Shelby Rogers, Alison Riske, from left to right, pose for photo after drawing ceremony, in Minsk, Friday, Nov. 10, 2017. The Fed Cup final matches between Belarus and USA will take place Nov. 11 - 12, 2017. (AP Photo/Sergei Grits)

    Vandeweghe, Stephens open play vs Belarus in Fed Cup final

    CoCo Vandeweghe will play in the opening match of the Fed Cup final on Saturday when the United States takes on Belarus

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    Seattle Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman (25) lies injured on the turf after tackling Arizona Cardinals wide receiver John Brown (12) during the second half of an NFL football game, Thursday, Nov. 9, 2017, in Glendale, Ariz. Sherman did not return to the game after the injury. (AP Photo/Rick Scuteri)

    Jets' Kearse says NFL should get rid of Thursday night games

    Jets' Jermaine Kearse says Thursday night games pose danger and NFL should scrap them

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    Seattle Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman arrives on crutches to speak after an NFL football game against the Arizona Cardinals, Thursday, Nov. 9, 2017, in Glendale, Ariz. Sherman ruptured his achilles during the Seahawks 22-16 win. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)

    Seahawks face challenge in replacing injured Richard Sherman

    The Seahawks are taking inventory of their injury situation after a brutal 22-16 victory over Arizona that kept Seattle on the heels of the Los Angeles Rams in the NFC West

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    Seattle Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman (25) lies injured on the turf after tackling Arizona Cardinals wide receiver John Brown (12) during the second half of an NFL football game, Thursday, Nov. 9, 2017, in Glendale, Ariz. Sherman did not return to the game after the injury. (AP Photo/Rick Scuteri)

    Column: What a brutal 24 hours for the NFL

    Column: From Aaron Hernandez to Richard Sherman to Russell Wilson, it was a brutal 24 hours in the NFL, a sport that keeps devouring its own

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    Lions release Greg Robinson, clear spot for Taylor Decker

    The Detroit Lions have released injured offensive tackle Greg Robinson

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    FILE - In this Nov. 9, 2014, file photo, NFL commissioner Roger Goodell, left, and Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones talk during an NFL football game between the Jacksonville Jaguars and Cowboys at Wembley Stadium in London. The NFL expects a five-year contract extension with Commissioner Roger Goodell to be finalized soon, despite a threatened lawsuit by Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones. NFL spokesman Joe Lockhart said Thursday, Nov. 9, 2017, that “our expectation is this will be wrapped up soon, but we can't project an actual date.”(AP Photo/Matt Dunham, File)

    Jerry Jones: Objection to Goodell deal not about Elliott ban

    Cowboys owner says objection to extension for Goodell is not tied to Elliott's six-game ban

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    Goodson, Robinson, Kennard out for Giants vs 49ers

    The New York Giants will be without linebackers B.J. Goodson, Devon Kennard and Keenan Robinson for this weekend's game against the 49ers in San Francisco

Business

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    FILE - This Wednesday, Feb. 24, 2016, file photo, shows a building on the campus of toymaker Mattel, Inc., in El Segundo, Calif. Shares of Mattel soared in after-hours trading Friday, Nov. 10, 2017, after a report that rival Hasbro has made a takeover offer for Mattel. Such a deal could bring together well-known brands like Monopoly, Nerf, Barbie and Hot Wheels. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes, File)

    Mattel stock soars on report of Hasbro takeover offer

    Shares of Mattel soar in after-hours trading after a news report said rival toy maker Hasbro made a takeover offer for Mattel

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    From left, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., Senate Finance Committee Chairman Orrin Hatch, R-Utah, Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin, and President Donald Trump's economic adviser Gary Cohn, make statements to reporters as work gets underway on the Senate's version of the GOP tax reform bill, on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, Nov. 9, 2017. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

    GOP test: Expiring tax cuts would mean little bang for buck

    Dilemma for Senate Republicans: Proposed tax cuts would expire after 10 years

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    Pollyanna Brewing Co. is opening a new location in Roselle called Roselare Brewery & Tap Room.

    Pollyanna Brewing Co. opens Roselare in Roselle

    Pollyanna Brewing Co. is opening its second location at noon today in Roselle.

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    Red Arrow Tap Room, with its wall of automatic, self-service taps featuring local and craft brews, is planning a downtown Naperville location in the former space of Kuma’s Asian Bistro.

    Elmhurst craft beer restaurant bringing self-serve taps to Naperville

    Red Arrow Tap Room, named the best new restaurant of 2017 by the Daily Herald’s Best of the Best awards, now plans to open in Naperville.

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    Maxcess International, a global company headquartered in Oklahoma, is buying Menges Roller Co. in Wauconda.

    Global company buys Menges Roller in Wauconda

    An Oklahoma City company has bought Menges Roller Co. in Wauconda, a move that will enable the Lake County family business to continue to grow, the owners said Friday.

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    Englewood Construction, a global commercial construction firm based in Lemont, has started on several construction projects, including Outback Steakhouse restaurants in Downers Grove and Springfield.

    Local contractor tapped to build Outback Steakhouse, other projects

    Englewood Construction, a global commercial construction firm based in Lemont, has started on several construction projects, including Outback Steakhouse restaurants in Downers Grove and Springfield.

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    The Missner Group said it has finished renovations at the Olympian Office Center located at 4343 Commerce Court in Lisle.

    Missner Group finishes renovations of former Porsche building

    The Missner Group said it has finished renovations at the Olympian Office Center located at 4343 Commerce Court in Lisle.

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    FILE - This Monday, Aug. 19, 2013, file photo shows a J.C. Penney store in Pembroke Pines, Fla. J.C. Penney Co. Inc. reports earnings Friday, Nov. 10, 2017. (AP Photo/J Pat Carter, File)

    JC Penney is the bright spot for retail this week

    J.C. Penney surprises with rising comparable-store sales

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    Obamacare Shopping Is Trickier Than Ever. Here’s A Cheat Sheet.

    Health care is complicated. Shopping for an individual health plan just got even more so, with President Donald Trump’s decision last month to block $7 billion in Affordable Care Act subsidies. Known as cost-sharing reduction payments (CSRs), these federal funds had helped insurers offset the costs of the discounts they are required to offer to some lower-earning customers to help them pay for deductibles and copays. We’ll spare you the details. But because of how state regulators responded to the chaos and how insurers are trying to recover the money through higher premiums, common-sense rules of shopping may no longer apply. A high-coverage “gold” plan in many states might now be cheaper than a medium-coverage “silver” plan. The reported 15 or 20 percent premium spikes resulting from Trump’s move might nail you right in the wallet. Or, weirdly, it could save you hundreds of dollars next year if you play your cards right. Experts’ advice, in brief, is: SHOP AROUND. Play with different options on healthcare.gov or state marketplaces. Don’t just renew this year’s plan. More than ever, for 2018 that might not be the best deal. Find your situation here: Household income is between $12,060 and $30,150 for an individual, $16,240 and $40,600 for a couple and $24,600 and $61,500 for a family of four. By law, insurers still must pass along the cost-sharing reductions, even though Trump cut off the reimbursement. And you are probably eligible for them. But to qualify for the cost-sharing reductions, which lower deductibles and copays when you seek care, you must purchase a silver plan on the marketplace. People buying the other metal levels - the more comprehensive gold or platinum plans or less generous “bronze” plan - cannot get this benefit. So unless you hardly ever see a doctor, get a silver plan. However, if you’re healthy and at the lower end of these income ranges, a bronze plan might make the most sense. That’s because of the other Obamacare subsidy, which reduces premiums. These subsidies are paid directly to qualifying consumers in the form of tax credits. The premium subsidy is so generous for 2018 (we explain why, below) that, for many people, they could cover the entire cost of bronze plans. Cost-sharing reductions help only if you expect to pay out-of-pocket costs for docs and hospitals. If you don’t - and if you feel like gambling that you won’t need expensive care - a free or super-cheap bronze plan might be better. At the lower ranges of this income group, you might be eligible instead for Medicaid - in states that expanded that program under the ACA. This online subsidy calculator can help you figure it out. Household income is between $30,150 and $48,240 for individuals, $40,600 and $64,960 for a couple and $61,500 and $98,400 for a family of four. You’re eligible for subsidies to reduce premiums but not the cost-sharing reductions. Even so, Trump’s decision to cut them may affect you - in a good way. To recover the missing $7 billion, most insurers are jacking premiums for silver plans - an estimated 20 percent extra. The good news is that higher premiums don’t hurt most marketplace consumers. Obamacare caps how much eligible consumers are expected to pay for health insurance - even if premiums go to the moon. The federal premium subsidies cover the difference. But that’s not all. Trump’s move makes the premium subsidy more generous. Here’s how. The level of premium subsidy you receive is based not just on your income but also on silver-plan prices, and now silver premiums are going up a lot. The higher the silver premiums, the more generous the subsidies. But that subsidy is not limited to use on a silver plan.

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    FILE - -In this Friday, May 5, 2017, file photo, a Chinese C919 passenger jet takes off on its first flight at Pudong International Airport in Shanghai. China's homegrown C919 passenger jet has touched down safely after its first long-haul test flight, bringing the nation one step closer to competing directly with aircraft giants in Europe and America. (AP Photo/Andy Wong, Pool)

    China's new passenger jet finishes first long-haul flight

    China's homegrown passenger jet has touched down safely after its first long-haul test flight, bringing the nation one step closer to competing directly with aircraft giants in Europe and America

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    The gaping US trade gap: A sign of weakness? Not necessarily

    Trump hates them _ but America's big trade deficits aren't necessarily a mark of economic weakness

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    The Collective, at 13 E. Prospect Ave., is hosting an open house from 4:30 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 16.

    The Collective in Mount Prospect plans open house

    The Collective, at 13 E. Prospect Ave., is hosting an open house from 4:30 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 16.

Life & Entertainment

Discuss

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    Retired Army Sgt. Sammy L. Davis greets St. Viator sophomore Sarah Connelly after she thanked him for showing that PTSD sufferers can be admired.

    Editorial: Addressing PTSD starts with sharing experiences

    When retired Army Sgt. Sammy L. Davis, aka ‘the real Forrest Gump’, spoke with students at St. Viator High School, he was living proof of the value of sharing experiences to fight PTSD, a Daily Herald editorial says.

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    ‘Diversity lottery’ at the core of self-radicalized immigrants

    Columnist Georgie Anne Geyer: After only a few hours, authorities agreed the Uzbek attacker in New York had been “self-radicalized.” This is not an entirely new idea. But now it has become a full-blown description of terrorism in America. What does it actually mean?

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    Ralph Martire

    Martire: Lessons of history don’t speak well for supply-side tax reform

    Guest columnist Ralph Martire: By now, every American who is objective or can do math should know that the proposed supply-side tax cuts won’t really stimulate the economy.

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    Getting away with it
    A Prospect Heights letter to the editor: So much ado (and rightly so) about the rich and powerful politicians, movie moguls and other big shots who over the years abused women because felt they could and were “entitled” by their standing, money, or other circumstance.

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    Brainwashed on guns
    An Evanston letter to the editor: Yes, it was highly effective brainwashing that brought America to its knees on gun control.

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    Veterans, don’t hesitate to proudly salute flag
    An Arlington Heights letter to the editor: To all American veterans: We will never take a knee!

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    Shameful votes
    A Des Plaines letter to the editor: So, Geo. H.W. Bush (a man I used, to admire) didn’t vote for President Donald Trump because “He was a blowhard”?

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    Middle class not excited about ‘tax cut’
    A Geneva letter to the editor: Paul Ryan promised most recently that all middle class taxpayers will get a tax cut from this new bill. Sorry, Paul, but we are one family that will pay more, and I am guessing there are more of you out there.

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    Won’t back down when something’s wrong
    A Warrenville letter to the editor: I was not surprised to see the news that state Rep. Jeanne Ives is running for Governor of Illinois.

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

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