Daily Archive : Wednesday November 15, 2017

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    World Anti-Doping Agency or WADA, President Craig Reedie gestures during a press conference following the WADA's foundation board meeting in Seoul, South Korea, Thursday, Nov. 16, 2017. The World Anti-Doping Agency hurt Russia's hopes of competing at next year's Winter Olympics by refusing to reinstate the country's suspended anti-doping operation. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)

    Russian Olympic hopes in peril after drug agency criticism

    Russia's chances of competing in Olympics take hit after failing grade from international doping agency

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    FILE - In this Nov. 9, 2014, file photo, NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell, left, and Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones talk at the NFL football game between the Jacksonville Jaguars and the Cowboys at Wembley Stadium in London. The Associated Press has obtained a letter sent to Jerry Jones’ attorney accusing the Cowboys owner of “conduct detrimental to the league’s best interests” over his objection to a contract extension for Goodell. The letter accusing Jones of sabotaging the negotiations was sent to David Boies on Wednesday, Nov. 15, 2017. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham, File)

    Feud grows between NFL, Cowboys' Jerry Jones over Goodell

    The Associated Press has obtained a letter by the NFL sent to Jerry Jones' attorney accusing the Dallas Cowboys owner of "conduct detrimental to the league's best interests" over his objection to a contract extension for Commissioner Roger Goodell

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    Peru's Aldo Corzo celebrates with his teammates after his side defeated New Zealand 2-0 in a play-off qualifying match for the 2018 Russian World Cup in Lima, Peru, Wednesday, Nov. 15, 2017. (AP Photo/Karel Navarro)

    Peru qualifies for first World Cup since 1982 by beating NZ

    Peru beat New Zealand 2-0 to win a two-leg playoff and earn the 32nd and last spot in the World Cup field in Russia

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    Creighton guard Mitch Ballock, left, celebrates with guard Marcus Foster after Creighton defeated Northwestern 92-88 in an NCAA college basketball game, Wednesday, Nov. 15, 2017, in Rosemont, Ill. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)

    Thomas' career-high 24 leads Creighton over No. 20 N'Western

    Khyri Thomas had a career-high 24 points, 11 rebounds and five assists, Martin Krampelj added a career-high 17 points and Creighton beat No. 20 Northwestern 92-88 in a Gavitt Tipoff Games matchup

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    Indiana Pacers guard Darren Collison (2) shoots ahead of Memphis Grizzlies forward Dillon Brooks (24), guard Mario Chalmers (6), and forward JaMychal Green, far right, in the first half of an NBA basketball game Wednesday, Nov. 15, 2017, in Memphis, Tenn. (AP Photo/Brandon Dill)

    Pacers build big lead, hold on to beat Grizzlies 116-113

    Darren Collison scored a season-high 30 points, Victor Oladipo had 21 and the Indiana Pacers built an early lead before holding off a late rally to beat the Memphis Grizzlies 116-113 on Wednesday night

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    Detroit Red Wings left wing Justin Abdelkader (8) reacts after his goal during the second period of an NHL hockey game against the Calgary Flames, Wednesday, Nov. 15, 2017, in Detroit. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)

    Red Wings rout Flames 8-2 in win over Flames

    Anthony Mantha and Andreas Athanasiou each scored twice as the Detroit Red Wings routed the Calgary Flames 8-2

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    Top 25 Capsules

    Top 25 Capsules

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    Chicago Bears Tarik Cohen (29) is tackled after running for first half yardage against the Green Bay Packers, November 12, 2017, at Soldier Field. The rookie running back had only 2 touches on offense in the Bears' loss.

    Short answer for Bears' broken offense could be Tarik Cohen

    What's wrong with a Chicago Bears offense that has a total of 2 touchdowns in the last three games and has plummeted to 29th in yards and tied for 28th in points? The short answer would be “a lot.” Another short answer would be: “5-foot-6 rookie running back Tarik Cohen.”

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    Blackhawks’ Artem Anisimov (15) celebrates his hat trick goal with Nick Schmaltz (8) during the third period against the New York Rangers, Wednesday. Anisimov notched a hat trick and the Blackhawks snapped the New York Rangers’ 6-game winning streak with a 6-3 victory at the United Center.

    Anisimov’s hat trick sparks Blackhawks’ 6-3 win

    Artem Anisimov notches a hat trick and the Blackhawks snap the New York Rangers’ 6-game winning streak with a 6-3 victory at the United Center on Wednesday.

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    Girls basketball scoreboard: Wednesday, Nov. 15 results
    High school girls basketball results from games of Wednesday, Nov. 15.

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    MB Ice Arena, located at 1801 W. Jackson Blvd. in Chicago, is the new practice home for the Chicago Blackhawks.

    Chicago Blackhawks players, coaches amazed by new practice facility

    Chicago Blackhawks players and coaches got their first look at the team’s new practice facility, the 125,000-square-foot MB Ice Arena. Their reactions? Wow. Just wow.

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    Rock Island runs past Meadows

    Highly-regarded Rock Island raced out to a 30-5 lead after one quarter and never looked back in a 68-38 triumph over Rolling Meadows in the opening-round game of the Turkey Thriller held in Sycamore.

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    New York Knicks and fans celebrate after Tim Hardway Jr. (3) scored during the second half of an NBA basketball game against the Utah Jazz at Madison Square Garden in New York, Wednesday, Nov. 15, 2017. (AP Photo/Andres Kudacki)

    Hardaway hits late 3 to lift Knicks over Jazz 106-101

    Tim Hardaway Jr. scored 26 points, including a key 3-pointer with 32.9 seconds left, to help the New York Knicks rally in the second half and beat the Utah Jazz 106-101

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    Cleveland Cavaliers' LeBron James (23) tries to break free of Charlotte Hornets' Dwight Howard (12) during the first half of an NBA basketball game in Charlotte, N.C., Wednesday, Nov. 15, 2017. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton)

    LeBron James scores 31 points, Cavaliers top Hornets 115-107

    LeBron James scored 31 points, Kevin Love had 22 points and 10 rebounds and the Cleveland Cavaliers continued their dominance against the Charlotte Hornets with a 115-107 victory

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    Chicago Blackhawks' Artem Anisimov (15) celebrates his hat trick goal with Nick Schmaltz (8) during the third period of an NHL hockey game against the New York Rangers, Wednesday, Nov. 15, 2017, in Chicago. The Blackhawks won 6-3. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)

    Anisimov scores 3 times as Blackhawks beat Rangers 6-3

    Anisimov scores 3 times in 3rd period as Chicago Blackhawks beat New York Rangers 6-3

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    No. 18 Oregon State women hit 17 3s, rout Utah Valley 98-41

    Marie Gulich scored 19 points and No. 18 Oregon State matched a program-best with 17 3-pointers and rolled past Utah Valley 98-41

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    Lake Zurich’s Grace Kinsey stays just ahead of Fremd’s Emily Klaczek during Wednesday’s game in Palatine.

    Fremd’s youth movement leads to season-opening win

    After an incredible three straight trips to the Class 4A state finals with veteran squads, Fremd girls basketball coach Dave Yates presented one of the most youthful Vikings teams in school history on Wednesday night. But that lack of experience didn’t show up at the end and the Vikings pulled out a 55-50 triumph over Lake Zurich in the opening round of the Turkey Thriller in Palatine.

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    FILE - In this Aug. 30, 2017, file photo, Washington Nationals pitcher Max Scherzer stands in the dugout during the team's baseball game against the Miami Marlins at Nationals Park in Washington. Scherzer of the Washington Nationals coasted to his third Cy Young Award, winning Wednesday, Nov. 15, for the second straight year in the National League. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais, File)

    Scherzer, Kluber win Cy Young Awards by wide margins

    Max Scherzer of the Washington Nationals has won the NL Cy Young Award and Corey Kluber of the Cleveland Indians has won the AL prize.

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    FILE - In this Thursday, Nov. 9, 2017, file photo, Dallas Cowboys NFL football star Ezekiel Elliott walks out of federal court in New York. Elliott has dropped his appeal on Wednesday, Nov. 15, 2017, with five games remaining on his six-game suspension over alleged domestic violence. The 22-year-old Elliott was suspended in August after the league concluded following a yearlong investigation that he had several physical confrontations in the summer of 2016 with Tiffany Thompson, his girlfriend at the time. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson, File)

    Cowboys' Elliott drops appeal, will serve rest of 6-game ban

    Dallas Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott has dropped his appeal with five games remaining on his six-game suspension over alleged domestic violence

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    FILE - In this Oct. 24, 2017, file photo, South Korean former soccer player Park Ji-Sung holds an Olympic torch during the lighting ceremony of the Olympic flame in Ancient Olympia, southwestern Greece. Park Ji-sung has achieved plenty of personal accolades, winning English Premier League and UEFA Champions League medals with Manchester United, and appearing at three World Cups. What he’s embarking on next, however, is what he considers his biggest challenge yet: helping to take South Korea to the highest levels of world soccer. (AP Photo/Thanassis Stavrakis, File)

    Park's focus on future in Korea, eye on youth development

    Park Ji-sung has achieved plenty of personal accolades, winning English Premier League and UEFA Champions League medals with Manchester United, and appearing at three World Cups

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    Oklahoma City Thunder guard Russell Westbrook (0) goes up for a dunk in front of Chicago Bulls guard Kris Dunn, left, and center Robin Lopez (42) in the second quarter of an NBA basketball game in Oklahoma City, Wednesday, Nov. 15, 2017. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)

    Westbrook, Thunder top Bulls 92-79 for 3rd straight win

    Russell Westbrook had 21 points and seven assists and the Oklahoma City Thunder beat the Chicago Bulls 92-79 for their third straight victory

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    Crystal Lake South topples Streamwood

    Crystal Lake South’s girls basketball team defeated Streamwood 48-40 Wednesday night.

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    Burlington Central overcomes sluggish start for second win

    Burlington Central’s girls basketball team moved to 2-0 for the season with a 42-21 win over Rockford Guilford Wednesday night.

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    Oklahoma City Thunder guard Russell Westbrook, center, shoots between Chicago Bulls guard Kris Dunn (32) and forward Bobby Portis (5) in the first quarter of an NBA basketball game in Oklahoma City, Wednesday, Nov. 15, 2017. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)

    Slow start dooms Chicago Bulls in OKC, but they find a scorer

    The Bulls got off to their slowest start of the season on Wednesday in Oklahoma City, falling behind 27-7 after one quarter. They got closer during the final three quarters but lost 92-79, their fifth straight defeat.

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    Valparaiso passes road test at SIU-Edwardsville, 94-69

    Tevonn Walker posted 22 points and collected four steals as Valparaiso passed its first road test of the season, knocking off SIU-Edwardsville, 94-69

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    Huntley falls to Rockford Boylan

    Huntley’s girls basketball team lost its season opener to Rockford Boylan 53-23 Wednesday night.

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    Huff runs for 185 yards, 2 TDs; N. Illinois beats WMU 35-31

    Jordan Huff ran for two touchdowns and a career-high 185 yards as Northern Illinois scored two fourth-quarter touchdowns to beat Western Michigan 35-31 on Wednesday night

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    Glenbard West builds momentum with win vs. Waubonsie Valley

    Glenbard West defeated Waubonsie Valley in a nonconference girls basketball game.

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    Atlanta Hawks forward Ersan Ilyasova, left, has the ball knocked away by Sacramento Kings guard Garrett Temple, right, during the first half of an NBA basketball game Wednesday, Nov. 15, 2017, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)

    Hawks get their most lopsided win ever, 126-80 over Kings

    Dedmon leads Hawks to franchise-best 46-point margin of victory, 126-80 over Kings

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    Roback sets career record in Eastern Michigan's 27-24 win

    Brogan Roback threw a pair of third-quarter touchdown passes to Sergio Bailey, rallying Eastern Michigan to a 27-24 victory over Miami (Ohio) on a Wednesday night in which the Eagles quarterback became the school's all-time total offense leader

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    College Basketball Scores

    Wednesday, Nov. 15EAST BYU 65, Princeton 56 Buffalo 81, Jacksonville St. 76 Fairleigh Dickinson 111, FDU-Florham 49 Georgetown 102, Mount St. Mary's 68 LIU Brooklyn 104, College of New Rochelle 68 Manhattan 80, St. Francis Brooklyn 79, OT Mass.-Lowell 76, Marist 73 Penn 66, Navy 45 Penn St. 70, Montana 57 Pittsburgh 70, UC Santa Barbara 62 Rider 89, Hartford 53 Seton Hall 84, Indiana 68 West Virginia 98, American U. 64 SOUTH Austin Peay 109, Oakland City 50 Charleston Southern 98, Columbia International 58 Maryland 79, Butler 65 NC A&T 92, The Citadel 73 North Carolina 93, Bucknell 81 Radford 73, East Carolina 66 Savannah St. 114, Middle Georgia 80 South Florida 75, Stetson 72 UCF 68, Gardner-Webb 65 UNC-Greensboro 82, NC Wesleyan 48 UT Martin 74, NC Central 57 W. Carolina 76, Hiwassee 57 W. Kentucky 83, Kentucky Wesleyan 53 William & Mary 83, Hampton 76 MIDWEST Fort Wayne 85, Delaware St. 71 Minnesota 107, Niagara 81 Missouri St. 86, Southern U. 58 N. Iowa 72, Wartburg 43 Valparaiso 94, SIU-Edwardsville 69 W. Illinois 56, E. Illinois 54 SOUTHWEST Oklahoma 108, Ball St. 69 Rio Grande 82, Texas A&M-CC 75, OT SMU 81, Northwestern St. 35 Stephen F. Austin 89, St. Edwards 66 TCU 76, South Dakota 71 UTSA 79, Texas State 78 FAR WEST Utah St. 83, MVSU 47 Washington St. 75, Seattle 59 ___

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    Washington Wizards' Marcin Gortat (13) is fouled by Miami Heat's Justise Winslow (20) during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Wednesday, Nov. 15, 2017, in Miami. At right is Miami Heat's Hassan Whiteside (21). (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)

    John Wall, Bradley Beal help Wizards top Heat 102-93

    John Wall scored 27 points, Bradley Beal had 26 and Washington overcame a dreadful third quarter to beat Miami 102-93

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    Barr, Carmel stop Grayslake North

    Brigit Barr scored 10 points, and Carmel Catholic’s girls basketball team beat Grayslake North 40-29 for its second straight win in the Mundelein Thanksgiving tournament Wednesday night.

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    Some big reasons Grant is expecting big things

    Senior Mallory Harrity and freshman Jazzlyn Linbo excelled as Grant’s girls basketball team picked up a 52-39 victory over Mundelein in tournament play Wednesday.

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    Slow start dooms Larkin in loss to Marengo

    Larkin’s girls basketball team lost to Marengo 61-46 Wednesday night.

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    South Elgin’s Madison Waichunas passes the ball out of a swarming Rockton Hononegah defense Wednesday in Huntley.

    Rockton Hononegah rolls past South Elgin

    South Elgin’s girls basketball team lost its season opener to Rockton Hononegah on Wednesday.

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    Minnesota Timberwolves' Karl-Anthony Towns, right, hangs on to the ball as he is fouled by San Antonio Spurs' Pau Gasol during the first half of an NBA basketball game Wednesday, Nov. 15, 2017 in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/Jim Mone)

    Towns, Wolves stop 12-game slide vs. Spurs with 98-86 win

    Karl-Anthony Towns had 26 points and 16 rebounds on his 22nd birthday, and the Minnesota Timberwolves stopped a 12-game losing streak to the San Antonio Spurs with a 98-86 victory

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    No. 9 Ohio State beats Idaho 99-56 for 1,000th victory

    Linnae Harper had 18 points and a career-high 18 rebounds and No. 9 Ohio State beat Idaho 99-56 for the 1,000th victory in program history

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    Naperville Central graduate Matthew Meier, right, now is on the men’s practice team for the University of Illinois women’s program.

    Meier gets back in the game

    Matthew Meier has found his niche with the Illinois women’s basketball program

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    BC-BKC--E. Illinois-W. Illinois Box

    BC-BKC--E. Illinois-W. Illinois Box W. ILLINOIS 56, E. ILLINOIS 54E. ILLINOIS (0-2) Dama 3-7 0-0 6, Goodwin 3-10 2-2 10, Lewis 1-4 0-0 3, Jackson 4-9 3-6 11, Starks 5-12 2-3 15, Diallo 0-1 0-0 0, Wilson 0-0 0-0 0, Smith 2-6 0-1 5, Chavers 0-2 0-0 0, Green 1-1 1-2 4, Crossland 0-3 0-0 0. Totals 19-55 8-14 54. W. ILLINOIS (2-0) Gilbeck 3-5 1-1 7, Webster 3-10 1-2 10, Usiosefe 2-4 0-0 5, Duff 4-10 0-1 8, Ancrum 7-18 4-4 21, Morgan 0-2 3-4 3, Hughes 0-1 0-0 0, Johnson 0-0 0-0 0, Bruster 1-4 0-0 2. Totals 20-54 9-12 56. Halftime_W. Illinois 30-28. 3-Point Goals_E. Illinois 8-21 (Starks 3-6, Goodwin 2-7, Green 1-1, Smith 1-3, Lewis 1-4), W. Illinois 7-22 (Webster 3-5, Ancrum 3-10, Usiosefe 1-2, Duff 0-5). Fouled Out_None. Rebounds_E. Illinois 37 (Starks 7), W. Illinois 35 (Ancrum 11). Assists_E. Illinois 12 (Lewis 4), W. Illinois 11 (Ancrum 4). Total Fouls_E. Illinois 13, W. Illinois 14. A_645 (5,139).

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    BC-BKC--E. Illinois-W. Illinois Long Box

    BC-BKC--E. Illinois-W. Illinois Long Box W. ILLINOIS 56, E. ILLINOIS 54FGFTRebE. ILLINOISMinM-AM-AO-TAPFPTSDama153-70-02-3146Goodwin303-102-20-22010Jackson264-93-61-33311Lewis301-40-02-6413Starks295-122-32-70115Crossland230-30-02-4120Smith192-60-10-2005Chavers130-20-01-4000Diallo90-10-00-5020Green61-11-20-1104Wilson--0-00-00-0000Totals20019-558-1410-37121354 Percentages: FG .345, FT .571. 3-Point Goals: 8-21, .381 (Starks 3-6, Goodwin 2-7, Green 1-1, Smith 1-3, Lewis 1-4). Team Rebounds: 4. Team Turnovers: 18 (13 PTS). Blocked Shots: 2 (Starks 2). Turnovers: 18 (Jackson 3, Lewis 3, Crossland 2, Dama 2, Goodwin 2, Starks 2, Chavers, Diallo, Green, Smith). Steals: 7 (Goodwin 2, Lewis 2, Chavers, Diallo, Jackson). Technical Fouls: None. FGFTRebW. ILLINOISMinM-AM-AO-TAPFPTSGilbeck243-51-11-6247Duff364-100-10-1118Usiosefe352-40-01-7225Webster293-101-20-30210Ancrum377-184-42-114121Bruster141-40-02-2202Morgan140-23-42-2023Johnson90-00-00-3020Hughes20-10-00-0000Totals20020-549-128-35111456 Percentages: FG .370, FT .750. 3-Point Goals: 7-22, .318 (Webster 3-5, Ancrum 3-10, Usiosefe 1-2, Duff 0-5). Team Rebounds: 2. Team Turnovers: 14 (15 PTS). Blocked Shots: 8 (Gilbeck 4, Ancrum 2, Morgan, Usiosefe). Turnovers: 14 (Ancrum 5, Duff 3, Johnson 3, Webster 2, Gilbeck). Steals: 8 (Gilbeck 3, Ancrum 2, Duff 2, Usiosefe). Technical Fouls: None. E. Illinois2826-54W. Illinois3026-56 A_645 (5,139).

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    Nared leads No. 13 Lady Vols to 89-60 rout of James Madison

    Jaime Nared scores 25 points as No. 13 Lady Vols trounce James Madison 89-60

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    A's trade DH/INF Healy to Mariners for Pagan, minor leaguer

    The Oakland Athletics have traded power-hitting Ryon Healy to the Seattle Mariners for right-handed reliever Emilio Pagan and minor league shortstop Alexander Campos. The 25-year-old Healy batted .271 with 25 home runs, 29 doubles and 78 RBIs this season

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    City leaders meet with Crew, MLS, over relocation

    Major League Soccer Commissioner Don Garber and the owners of the Columbus Crew met with city officials on Wednesday over plans to relocate the team to Austin Texas

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    Sullivan making things easier for rest of Rams offense

    John Sullivan making things easier for rest of Rams offense

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    Jo scores 2 goals as Corinthians win Brazilian championship

    Former Manchester City striker Jo scores 2 goals to give Corinthians its seventh Brazilian championship title in history

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    Stanton practices, but Gabbert could get first Arizona start

    Drew Stanton practiced on a limited basis and still aims to play when the Arizona Cardinals meet the Texans in Houston

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    FILE - In this Sunday, Nov. 12, 2017, file photo, Minnesota Vikings quarterback Case Keenum (7) celebrates wide receiver Jarius Wright's touchdown during the second half of an NFL football game against the Washington Redskins in Landover, Md. Keenum is coming off a career-high four touchdown passes that helped the Vikings secure a critical win at Washington, but his status as the starter is still on a week-to-week basis with Teddy Bridgewater hovering as the backup. (AP Photo/Mark Tenally, File)

    Winning Vikings sticking with Keenum at QB vs. surging Rams

    Case Keenum will start again at quarterback this week for the Minnesota Vikings

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    Asked about Benny Cunningham’s goalline dive for the endzone in Sunday’s loss to the Packers, Bears offensive coordinator Dowell Loggains said: “In the heat of the moment, we made a poor decision.”

    Loggains: Cunningham’s pylon dive ‘heat of the moment’ mistake

    Asked about Benny Cunningham’s goalline dive for the endzone in Sunday’s loss to the Packers, Bears offensive coordinator Dowell Loggains said: “In the heat of the moment, we made a poor decision.”

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    Sports agent Scott Boras answers questions during a news conference at the annual MLB baseball general managers' meetings, Wednesday, Nov. 15, 2017, in Orlando, Fla. (AP Photo/John Raoux)

    Boras says teams should spend big and move to 'Playoffville'

    Agent Scott Boras says teams should spend big and move to the gated community of 'Playoffville.'

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    FILE - In this Sunday, Nov. 12, 2017, file photo, Los Angeles Chargers quarterback Philip Rivers shouts to teammates during the first half of an NFL football game against the Jacksonville Jaguars in Jacksonville, Fla. Rivers is in the NFL's concussion protocol after experiencing possible symptoms of a head injury, endangering his streak of 194 consecutive starts since 2006. Rivers told the Chargers about his symptoms Monday after they returned from a 20-17 overtime loss in Jacksonville, coach Anthony Lynn said. (AP Photo/Phelan M. Ebenhack, File)

    Chargers optimistic about Rivers, but Clemens will be ready

    Philip Rivers is practicing with the Los Angeles Chargers after reporting symptoms of a possible concussion earlier in the week

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    Dan Halem, chief legal officer of Major League Baseball, answers questions during a news conference at the annual MLB baseball general managers' meetings, Wednesday, Nov. 15, 2017, in Orlando, Fla. (AP Photo/John Raoux)

    MLB hopes for new Japan posting deal by early December

    Major League Baseball hopes to reach a new agreement on a posting system with Japan by early December, a deal that would allow star pitcher-outfielder Shohei Otani to start negotiations with big league teams

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    New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady (12) and Denver Broncos quarterback Brock Osweiler (17) meet after an NFL football game, Sunday, Nov. 12, 2017, in Denver. The Patriots won 41-16. (AP Photo/Jack Dempsey)

    Broncos bench rookie returner, Lynch's workload increases

    The Denver Broncos

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    Bears hope to get more out of run game against Lions

    The Chicago Bears' inability to get the run game going was a huge factor in last week's disappointing loss to Green Bay

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    Warriors next up to try to stop Celtics' 13-game win streak

    Celtics to put 13-game win streak on the line against defending champion Warriors

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    Hal Steinbrenner, second from left, principal owner, managing general partner and co-chairman of the New York Yankees, talks with reporters at the annual MLB baseball general managers' meetings, Wednesday, Nov. 15, 2017, in Orlando, Fla. (AP Photo/John Raoux)

    Steinbrenner: Not even title would have saved Girardi's job

    New York Yankees owner Hal Steinbrenner says not even a World Series title would have caused the team to give a new contract to manager Joe Girardi, who was let go last month

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    Sabres defenseman Marco Scandella fined $5,000 for slash

    Buffalo Sabres defenseman Marco Scandella was fined $5,000 by the NHL for a two-handed slash on Pittsburgh Penguins forward Patric Hornqvist

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    New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees (9) looks to pass during the second half of an NFL football game against the Buffalo Bills. Sunday, Nov. 12, 2017, in Orchard Park, N.Y. (AP Photo/Jeffrey T. Barnes)

    Saints' Brees quietly efficient as ever

    Saints quarterback Drew Brees is averaging fewer yards per game passing than at any point in his 11-plus seasons with New Orleans

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    FILE - In this Oct. 8, 2017, file photo, Detroit Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford throws against the Carolina Panthers during an NFL football game in Detroit. Detroit’s passing game looks poised to take off during the second half of this season, but there are some factors beyond the Lions’ control–such as the elements. The forecast calls for clear conditions Sunday when Detroit plays at Chicago, but Stafford can never be too sure about that when on the road against the Bears. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya, File)

    Stafford should have plenty of targets when Lions face Bears

    Detroit's passing game looks poised to take off during the second half of this season, but a trip to Chicago can include some unpredictable elements

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    FILE- This Nov., 1, 2017 file photo shows Notre Dame's Jessica Shepard (23) dishing out a pass during an NCAA exhibition college basketball game in South Bend, Ind. One of the first calls that Shepard made when she found out that she was granted immediate eligibility at Notre Dame was to her 90-year old grandfather. He was one of the people to get her into basketball, starting when she was three years old. Lately, he's been the one who was calling her every day to see if the waiver that would let her play at Notre Dame without sitting out a year had been granted by the NCAA. (Michael Caterina/South Bend Tribune via AP)

    Shepard making immediate impact with Notre Dame

    Jessica Shepard making immediate impact with Notre Dame after being granted surprise eligibility after transferring from Nebraska

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    New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady takes part in drills before practicing Wednesday, Nov. 15, 2017, on the campus of the Air Force Academy in Air Force Academy, Colo. The Patriots are practicing at Air Force, which is located at an elevation of 7,200 feet, to prepare to face the Oakland Raiders during an NFL football game Sunday in Mexico City, which sits at an elevation of almost 7,400 feet above sea level. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)

    Raiders' struggling pass defense prepares for Tom Brady

    The Oakland Raiders have struggled to shut down run-of-the-mill quarterbacks this season

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    Auburn releases contracts of Lindsey, Porter, Brown

    Auburn offensive coordinator Chip Lindsey is set to make at least $800,000 annually under a three-year deal

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    New England Patriots offensive tackles Cameron Fleming, left, and Nate Solder ride on a golf cart to a waiting bus on the ramp leading out of Falcon Stadium as the Patriots head to a nearby field for practice Wednesday, Nov. 15, 2017, on the campus of the Air Force Academy in Air Force Academy, Colo. The Patriots are practicing at Air Force, which is located at an elevation of 7,200 feet, to prepare to face the Oakland Raiders during an NFL football game Sunday in Mexico City, which sits at an elevation of almost 7,400 feet above sea level. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)

    Patriots acclimating to altitude at Air Force this week

    The New England Patriots are preparing for their trip to Mexico City to face the Oakland Raiders by training at the Air Force Academy

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    Packers QB Brett Hundley gets more comfortable behind center

    Brett Hundley is slowly but surely getting more comfortable as Packers starting quarterback

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    FILE - In this Nov. 20, 2016, file photo, Jacksonville Jaguars free safety Tashaun Gipson stretches during warmups before an NFL football game against the Detroit Lions, in Detroit. Several Cleveland players feel disrespected by Jacksonville safety Tashaun Gipson’s harsh comments about the Browns. Gipson was a Pro Bowler with the Browns before the team chose not to re-sign him as a free agent after the 2015 season. Earlier this week, Gipson took some swipes at Cleveland’s front office for letting him leave, predicted the Jaguars will score 40 points this Sunday against the NFL’s only winless team and believes the Browns will “probably go 0-16.” (AP Photo/Paul Sancya, File)

    Jawing Jag: Gipson's verbal volleys fuel matchup with Browns

    Browns upset with stinging comments made by Jaguars safety Tashaun Gipson

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    College Basketball Schedule

    All Times ESTThursday, Nov. 16EAST Old Dominion vs. Temple at Charleston, S.C., 2 p.m. Nebraska at St. John's, 6:30 p.m. Cornell at Colgate, 7 p.m. Central Penn College at UMBC, 7 p.m. South Alabama at La Salle, 7 p.m. Harvard at Holy Cross, 7:05 p.m. Dayton vs. Hofstra at Charleston, S.C., 7:30 p.m. SOUTH Edward Waters at FAU, 11 a.m. Illinois St. vs. South Carolina at Conway, S.C., 11:30 a.m. Iowa St. vs. Appalachian St. at Conway, S.C., 5:30 p.m. North Florida at Florida, 7 p.m. Florida A&M at Miami, 7 p.m. Binghamton at George Mason, 7 p.m. Lincoln (PA) at Morgan St., 7 p.m. Kentucky State at E. Kentucky, 7 p.m. Presbyterian at NC State, 7 p.m. Piedmont at Kennesaw St., 7 p.m. Hiwassee at Chattanooga, 7 p.m. Marshall at Morehead St., 7 p.m. Bluefield State at Georgia Southern, 7 p.m. Boyce College at Tennessee Tech, 7 p.m. Belmont at Middle Tennessee, 7:30 p.m. Samford at LSU, 8 p.m. Brewton-Parker College at Troy, 8 p.m. SE Louisiana at Louisiana-Monroe, 8 p.m. LeMoyne-Owen at UAB, 8 p.m. MIDWEST Auburn vs. Indiana St. at Charleston, S.C., 11:30 a.m. Clemson vs. Ohio at Charleston, S.C., 5 p.m. Southern Miss. at Michigan, 7 p.m. Coppin St. at Cincinnati, 7 p.m. Arkansas St. at E. Michigan, 7 p.m. Chicago St. at Notre Dame, 7 p.m. Virginia Tech vs. Saint Louis at New York, N.Y., 7 p.m. Ohio Christian at Kent St., 7 p.m. Texas Southern at Ohio St., 7 p.m. Delaware St. at Ill.-Chicago, 8 p.m. Loyola of Chicago at UMKC, 8 p.m. Tulsa vs. W. Michigan at Conway, S.C., 8 p.m. SE Missouri at Evansville, 8 p.m. Grambling St. at Iowa, 8:05 p.m. Xavier at Wisconsin, 8:30 p.m. SOUTHWEST Boise St. vs. UTEP at Conway, S.C., 2 p.m. Howard Payne at Abilene Christian, 8 p.m. Bethune-Cookman at North Texas, 8 p.m. LeTourneau at Stephen F. Austin, 8 p.m. Oral Roberts at Oklahoma St., 8 p.m. Jarvis Christian at Lamar, 8:30 p.m. FAR WEST Johnson & Wales (CO) at Denver, 7 p.m. Missouri at Utah, 8 p.m. San Jose St. at S. Utah, 8:30 p.m. Wofford at California, 9 p.m. Providence vs. Washington at New York, N.Y., 9:30 p.m. CS Bakersfield at Arizona, 10 p.m. Friday, Nov. 17EAST Wesley (DE) at Delaware, 7 p.m. Towson at Loyola (Md.), 7 p.m. Siena at Lehigh, 7 p.m. Columbia at Penn St., 7 p.m. Yale at Albany (NY), 7 p.m. Lafayette vs. Villanova at Allentown, Pa., 8 p.m. SOUTH Mercer at Liberty, Noon Colorado St. vs. Tulane at Montego Bay, 2 p.m. Virginia at VCU, 4 p.m. N. Kentucky vs. James Madison at Nassau, 5 p.m. Savannah St. at Louisiana-Lafayette, 5 p.m. Fordham vs. Florida St. at Montego Bay, 6 p.m. Elon vs. FIU at Milwaukee, Wis., 6:30 p.m. ETSU at Kentucky, 7 p.m. Warren Wilson at NC Central, 7 p.m. Georgia St. at Mississippi, 7 p.m. CCSU at East Carolina, 7 p.m. Alabama A&M at Alabama, 7 p.m. Ferrum at UNC-Greensboro, 7 p.m. Southern U. at Duke, 7 p.m. Nebraska-Omaha at Louisville, 7 p.m. Rice at Northwestern St., 7:30 p.m. Spring Hill at Nicholls, 8 p.m. UNC-Asheville at Vanderbilt, 8 p.m.

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    FILE - In this Aug. 31, 2017, file photo, Buffalo Bills quarterback Nathan Peterman (2) throws a pass during the first half of a preseason NFL football game against the Detroit Lions, in Orchard Park, N.Y. Rookie Nathan Peterman has replaced Tyrod Taylor as the Bills' starting quarterback in an abrupt move coach Sean McDermott said he made in a bid to improve the team. McDermott made the stunning announcement on Wednesday, Nov. 15, 2017, when the Bills (5-4) returned to practice to prepare to play at the Los Angeles Chargers (3-6) on Sunday. (AP Photo/Adrian Kraus, File)

    Bills bench QB Taylor in favor of rookie Peterman

    Tyrod Taylor has been benched and the Buffalo Bills are going with rookie quarterback Nathan Peterman to start against the Los Angeles Chargers on Sunday

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    Washington Redskins quarterback Kirk Cousins (8) scores on a quarterback keeper during the second half of an NFL football game against the Minnesota Vikings in Landover, Md., Sunday, Nov. 12, 2017. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

    Redskins don't see benefit in having NFL's toughest schedule

    Redskins don't see many benefits in having the NFL's toughest schedule through nine games

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    Eagles determined to not let bye week stop momentum.

    The Eagles are determined to not let a bye week stop their momentum

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    Vols' Hoke to wear headset in change from Michigan routine

    Tennessee interim head coach Brady Hoke plans to wear headset against LSU in change from his usual routine at Michigan

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    Australian players celebrate after defeating Honduras during their World Cup soccer playoff deciding match in Sydney, Australia, Wednesday, Nov. 15, 2017. (AP Photo/Daniel Munoz)

    After getting Australia to Russia, coach's future uncertain

    Ange Postecoglou ensured Australia qualified for the World Cup, yet the coach is not quite sure if he'll make the trip to Russia with the players next year

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    New York Giants' Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie speaks with reporters at the NFL football team's training facility, Wednesday, Nov. 15, 2017 in East Rutherford, N.J. (AP Photo/Tom Canavan)

    McAdoo, Giants have 'brutally' honest review of 49ers loss

    Talking to the New York Giants hasn't worked much for coach Ben McAdoo this season

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    Grigor Dimitrov of Bulgaria celebrates after winning his singles tennis match against David Goffin of Belgium at the ATP World Finals at the O2 Arena in London, Wednesday, Nov. 15, 2017.(AP Photo/Frank Augstein)

    Dimitrov reaches semifinals at ATP Finals, beats Goffin

    Grigor Dimitrov advanced to the semifinals at the ATP Finals by beating David Goffin 6-0, 6-2

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    Auston Matthews practices, might return against Devils

    Toronto forward Auston Matthews practiced for the first time since sustaining an upper-body injury eight days ago, and could be back in the lineup when the Maple Leafs host the New Jersey Devils

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    No. 23 USF focused on Tulsa, not looking ahead

    Charlie Strong's message to No. 23 South Florida short and sweet: Don't get caught looking past Tulsa

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    Detroit's Lang able to practice; Lions acquire Edebali

    Detroit offensive lineman T.J. Lang participated fully in practice after missing last weekend's game against Cleveland because of a concussion

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    Washington LB Azeem Victor suspended after arrest

    Washington has suspended senior linebacker Azeem Victor indefinitely following his arrest on suspicion of driving under the influence

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    USC wide receiver Michael Pittman Jr., back top, raises his arms after his touchdown catch as center Nico Falah, back center, and linebacker Connor Murphy, back right, join in the celebration as Colorado defensive back Isaiah Oliver, front, walks away in the first half of an NCAA college football game Saturday, Nov. 11, 2017, in Boulder, Colo. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)

    USC receivers finally matching Darnold's aggressive approach

    The emergence of wide receivers Michael Pittman Jr. and Tyler Vaughns has the USC passing game rolling heading into the rivalry game against UCLA

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    FILE - At left, in an Oct. 15, 2017, file photo, Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick (14) throws a pass against the Arizona Cardinals during the first half of an NFL football game in Glendale, Ariz. At right, in an Oct. 22, 2017, file photo, Miami Dolphins defensive end Cameron Wake (91) runs during the first half of an NFL football game against the New York Jets, in Miami Gardens, Fla. Tampa Bay plays at Miami on Sunday, Nov. 19, 2017. (AP Photo/File)

    FANTASY PLAYS: Players to start and bench for Week 11

    FANTASY PLAYS: Players to start and bench for Week 11

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    FILE - At left, in a Nov. 5, 2017, file photo, Tennessee Titans quarterback Marcus Mariota (8) looks to throw a pass against the Baltimore Ravens during an NFL football game in Nashville, Tenn. At right, in a Nov. 12, 2017, file photo, Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger (7) throws against the Indianapolis Colts during the first half of an NFL football game in Indianapolis. Stylistically, the Steelers may be the most unimpressive 7-2 team in the NFL. It's a problem the AFC North leaders can live with, though they will be tested on Thursday against Tennessee (6-3). The Titans have won four straight and can send a message they're a legitimate threat. (AP Photo/File)

    Streaking Steelers, Titans look to make statement

    The Pittsburgh Steelers and Tennessee Titans both take four-game winning streaks into a prime-time showdown at Heinz Field

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    Memorial set for 4 killed in Oklahoma State plane crash

    A memorial is planned for two Oklahoma State women's basketball coaches and two OSU supporters who were killed in a plane crash in Arkansas

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    Cincinnati Bengals running back Joe Mixon (28) pulls away from Tennessee Titans outside linebacker Kevin Dodd as Mixon scores a touchdown on a 3-yard run in the first half of an NFL football game Sunday, Nov. 12, 2017, in Nashville, Tenn. (AP Photo/Mark Zaleski)

    Bengals' running game is worst in franchise history so far

    The Bengals are celebrating their 50th season. None has been worse when it comes to their running game. Cincinnati ranks last in the NFL in running the ball and is on pace to shatter franchise records for ineptitude on the ground

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    FILE - In this Sept. 9, 2017, file photo, Jimmie Johnson greets fans during driver introductions prior to the start of the NASCAR Cup Series auto race at Richmond International Raceway in Richmond, Va. Johnson was chasing a record championship this year, he didn't put his philanthropic efforts on hold. Johnson spent portions of this year's NASCAR season raising money for local schools and donating time and funds to hurricane assistance. He's a finalist for the Comcast Community Champion of the Year, which will be announced Thursday prior to NASCAR's championship weekend. (AP Photo/Steve Helber, File)

    Jimmie Johnson finalist for charitable contributions award

    Jimmie Johnson won't win a record eighth championship this year

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    Rangers get minor league OF Cole to complete Dyson trade

    Minor league outfielder Hunter Cole has been acquired by the Texas Rangers to complete the June trade that sent reliever Sam Dyson to the San Francisco Giants

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    FILE - In this Saturday, Nov. 11, 2017, file photo, Wisconsin head coach Paul Chryst claps on the sidelines during an NCAA college football game against Iowa in Madison, Wis. Prod Wisconsin players with enough questions about the College Football Playoff and it just might crack their "next-game-only" armor. Otherwise, the fifth-ranked Badgers follow the lead of calm, collected coach Paul Chryst, who excels at keeping his players focused. (AP Photo/Aaron Gash, File)

    No. 5 Wisconsin takes cues from calm, focused coach Chryst

    No. 5 Wisconsin takes cues from calm, focused coach Chryst

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    Fitzpatrick, Chubb, Jewell among 5 Nagurski Trophy finalists

    Alabama defensive back Minkah Fitzpatrick, Georgia linebacker Roquan Smith, Houston defensive tackle Ed Oliver, Iowa linebacker Josey Jewell and North Carolina State defensive end Bradley Chubb are the finalists for the Bronko Nagurski Trophy

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    Rockets' Chris Paul expected to return Thursday v. Suns

    Chris Paul is expected to return for the Houston Rockets on Thursday night after missing all but one game this season with a bruised left knee

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    AUTO RACING PACKAGE: Auto Racing Glance

    AUTO RACING PACKAGE: Auto Racing Glance

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    South Carolina to host Charlotte in football in 2022

    South Carolina play its first-ever football game with Charlotte in 2022

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    FILE - In this Saturday, Nov. 11, 2017, file photo, Alabama quarterback Jalen Hurts carries for a short gain against Mississippi State during the second half of an NCAA college football game in Starkville, Miss. The Southeastern Conference is filled with young quarterbacks this season, with many teams putting their offenses in the hands of freshmen or sophomores. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis, File)

    SEC teams rely on young QBs with varying results

    The Southeastern Conference is filled with young quarterbacks this season, with many teams putting their offenses in the hands of freshmen or sophomores to varying results

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    FILE - In this Sept. 17, 2017, file photo, Baltimore Ravens tight end Benjamin Watson (82) carries the ball past Cleveland Browns free safety Jabrill Peppers (22) during the first half of an NFL football game in Baltimore. At 36 years old and coming off an Achilles tendon injury that cost him the entire 2016 season, Watson has become an integral part of the Ravens' passing game. (AP Photo/Nick Wass, File)

    Ravens TE Watson returns with flourish from torn Achilles

    At 36 years old and coming off an Achilles tendon injury that cost him the entire 2016 season, Benjamin Watson has become an integral part of the Baltimore Ravens' passing game

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    Atkins and No. 2 Texas pound McNeese State, 100-34

    Ariel Atkins scored 23 points and No. 2 Texas made eight 3-pointers in the first half as the Longhorns rolled to a 100-34 win over McNeese State on Wednesday

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    This is a Thursday night worth tuning in: Titans at Steelers

    Many weeks, football fans find other things to watch on Thursday nights. This is a week to tune in.

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    Backup Wyoming QB prepares for starting role

    With starting quarterback Josh Allen still out of practice with a shoulder injury, backup quarterback Nick Smith is taking more practices reps than he normally would

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    Garcia leaves Saint-Etienne, Sable appointed new coach

    Ten days after a humiliating 5-0 home loss to bitter rival Lyon, Saint-Etienne coach Oscar Garcia has left the French league club and has been replaced by Julien Sable

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    FILE - In this July 18, 2017, file photo, Seattle Storm owners, from left, Ginny Gilder, Lisa Brummel and Dawn Trudeau, applaud speaker Christine Charbonneau, Planned Parenthood of the Great Northwest and the Hawaiian Islands CEO, as she speaks to a rally before the Storm's WNBA basketball game against the Chicago Sky, in Seattle. The WNBA once again leads all professional sports leagues in hiring women and minorities for coaching and front-office positions. The league earned a combined “A” grade for racial and gender diversity in its hiring practices, according to a report card issued Wednesday, Nov. 15, 2017, by The Institute for Diversity and Ethics in Sports (TIDES). (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson, File)

    WNBA receives 'A' on race and gender report card

    WNBA earns 'A' for racial and gender diversity in its hiring practices

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    Titans-Steelers Capsule

    Titans-Steelers Capsule

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    FILE - In this Monday, Nov. 13, 2017 file photo, Italy coach Gian Piero Ventura gestures during the World Cup qualifying play-off second leg soccer match between Italy and Sweden, at the Milan San Siro stadium, Italy. Italy coach Gian Piero Ventura has been fired Wednesday, Nov. 15, 2017 following the Azzurri's failure to qualify for the World Cup. Ventura leaves in disgrace, widely criticized for his tactical decisions that left Italy out of football's biggest competition for the first time in six decades. A football federation statement says Ventura is "no longer coach of the national team." (AP Photo/Luca Bruno)

    Italy coach fired as FA chief resists calls to step down

    Italy coach Gian Piero Ventura has been fired following the Azzurri's failure to qualify for the World Cup

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    Chiefs' Andy Reid eyes more post-bye success vs Giants

    Chiefs coach Andy Reid is 16-2 when his teams are coming off a bye, and is eyeing more success with a trip to the Giants on tap

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    FILE - In this April 13, 2017, file photo, Gerard Gallant adjusts his tie during a news conference in Las Vegas. When Gallant was introduced as the first coach in Vegas Golden Knights history, general manager George McPhee said he had an outstanding reputation for getting the best out of his players. Sixteen games into the season, the Golden Knights are emerging as the hottest ticket on the Las Vegas Strip because Gallant has been able to blend two dozen personalities and produce an exciting brand of hockey.(AP Photo/John Locher, File)

    Gallant proving to be the right leader for expansion Knights

    Coach Gerard Gallant is getting a lot out of the Vegas Golden Knights in their first year in existence

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    Editorial: School district wise to look into consolidation

    A move to consolidate Mount Prospect Elementary District 57 with a neighboring school district is one that deserves to be thoroughly studied and discussed, a Daily Herald editorial says.

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    Jeanne Ives: I have record of standing up to the system

    Guest columnist Jeanne Ives: Illinoisans deserve an option. The state’s economy is languishing. Our municipalities and schools are burdened with massive debts. Over the past three years, it has gotten quantifiably worse.

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    Tax reform bill is penalty on homeowners
    A Schaumburg letter to the editor: Since the United States federal income tax system began in 1913, it has included incentives to promote the American dream of homeownership.

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    Still better than Clinton
    A Bartlett letter to the editor: What am I thinking? Speaking only for myself, I still support President Trump. I’m thinking I despise Hillary Clinton, the ultra-corrupt mainstream media, former President Obama’s policies and views on our country and above all political correctness.

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    GOP tax reform will make Russia great again
    A Wheaton letter to the editor: Republican “tax reform” bill reminds me of my observant high school teacher in Germany, who said that people seem to have no lack of money to spend on frivolous stuff, but not on life essentials.

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    GOP tax plan is really just a scam
    A Geneva letter to the editor: It is no surprise that the Republicans and Trump can’t keep the promises they have made to the middle class. Now this latest tax scam doesn’t even try to keep the promise of a tax policy that will cut middle class taxes and grow jobs.

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