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    PSG's Edinson Cavani celebrates after he scored a goal during his French League One soccer match between Paris-Saint-Germain and Nantes, at the Parc des Princes stadium in Paris, France, Saturday, Nov.18, 2017. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus)

    Cavani scores twice as league leader PSG routs Nantes 4-1

    Edinson Cavani scores twice as unbeaten Paris Saint-Germain overcomes a slow start to beat Nantes 4-1 and move six points clear at the top of the French league

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    FILE- In this Nov. 12, 2017, file photo, Atlanta Falcons defensive end Adrian Clayborn (99) sacks Dallas Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott (4) during the second half of an NFL football game in Atlanta. Clayborne's six sacks against Dallas might have come against backup tackles, but it was the latest sign of an improved unit. Atlanta plays at Seattle on Monday night. (AP Photo/John Bazemore, File)

    Streaking Patriots face inconsistent Raiders in Mexico City

    NFL's last international game of season: streaking Patriots vs inconsistent Raiders in Mexico City

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    Dale Earnhardt Jr., right, gives autographs in the garage area during practice for Sunday's NASCAR Cup Series auto race at Homestead-Miami Speedway in Homestead, Fla., Friday, Nov. 17, 2017. (AP Photo/Terry Renna)

    Earnhardt wraps up NASCAR career in No. 88 on Sunday

    Dale Earnhardt Jr. wraps up NASCAR career in No. 88 on Sunday

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    Connecticut's Gabby Williams (15), Kia Nurse (11) and Azura Stevens (23) react at the end of an NCAA college basketball game against California, Friday, Nov. 17, 2017, in Storrs, Conn. (AP Photo/Stephen Dunn)

    No. 1 UConn cruises to 82-47 win over No. 20 California

    Top 25 Capsules

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    Chicago Bulls' Kris Dunn dives for the ball against Charlotte Hornets' Kemba Walker (15) as Bulls' Denzel Valentine (45) looks on during the second half of an NBA basketball game Friday, Nov. 17, 2017, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Jim Young)

    Holiday scores 27, Bulls hold off Walker, Hornets 123-120

    Justin Holiday had 27 points and the Chicago Bulls beat the skidding Charlotte Hornets 123-120, overcoming a 47-point outburst by Kemba Walker to snap their five-game losing streak

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    Illinois guard Te'Jon Lucas (3) shoots as DePaul guard Eli Cain (11) defends during an NCAA college basketball game Friday, Nov. 17, 2017, in Champaign, Ill. (Robin Scholz/The News-Gazette via AP)

    Smith, Nichols career highs push Illinois past DePaul

    Mark Smith had a career-high 21 points and Kipper Nichols tied his best with 16 to push Illinois past DePaul 82-73

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    FILE - In this Monday, May 1, 2017 file photo, Serena Williams, left, and Alexis Ohanian attend The Metropolitan Museum of Art's Costume Institute benefit gala celebrating the opening of the Rei Kawakubo/Comme des Garçons: Art of the In-Between exhibition in New York. The game is love for tennis star Williams and her new husband, Reddit co-founder Ohanian. The couple got married at the Contemporary Arts Center in New Orleans, according to a story and photos posted on Vogue's website on Friday night, Nov. 17, 2017. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File)

    Love game: Serena Williams reportedly marries in New Orleans

    The game is love for tennis star Serena Williams and new husband Alexis Ohanian

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    FILE - In this Oct. 28, 2017, file photo, Michigan defensive lineman Maurice Hurst (73) goes up against the Rutgers line during the first half of an NCAA college football game in Ann Arbor, Mich. No. 5 Wisconsin will face its sternest test yet this season when No. 19 Michigan visits Camp Randall Stadium in the home season finale. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio, File)

    Week 12 preview: Defensive struggle, trying to go bowling

    Maybe a few upsets will liven up a weekend schedule that looks as if it will be full of blowouts

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    When the Chicago Bears signed Markus Wheaton to a two-year, $11 million contract, they were hoping his speed and experience would boost a mediocre crew of wide receivers. But after nine games, the Bears have no idea what Wheaton is capable of doing.

    Will this be the week Bears WR Wheaton starts to contribute?

    When the Chicago Bears signed Markus Wheaton to a two-year, $11 million contract, they were hoping his speed and experience would boost a mediocre crew of wide receivers. But after nine games, the Bears have no idea what Wheaton is capable of doing.

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    Girls basketball scoreboard: Friday, Nov. 17 results
    High school girls basketball results from games of Friday, Nov. 17.

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    Minnesota coach P.J. Fleck leads his team onto the field. Fleck says that when he was the wide receivers coach at NIU, Northwestern head coach Pat Fitzgerald took him to lunch and gave him a crucial piece of advice: “Make sure you lead people. Managing, we manage machines. We lead people.”

    For Fleck, advice from Northwestern’s Fitzgerald still resonates

    All those years later, Minnesota’s P.J. Fleck recalls the advice about running a program he got from Northwestern’s Pat Fitzgerald over lunch.“‘Just make sure you don’t manage anybody,’” Fleck recalls Fitzgerald telling him. “‘Make sure you lead people. Managing, we manage machines. We lead people.’ And that was the greatest quote that I could have learned at the time to become the leader of whatever I wanted to become.”Fleck and Fitzgerald will be on opposite sidelines rather than opposite ends of the table when Minnesota visits Northwestern today. The Golden Gophers (5-5, 2-5 Big Ten) are trying to become bowl-eligible while the Wildcats (7-3, 5-2) aim for their sixth straight win.Fleck was hired by Minnesota in January following a four-year run at Western Michigan that made him one of the hottest coaching commodities. He took the program from 1-11 in 2013 to 13-1 with a Cotton Bowl appearance in 2016, capping a spectacular season that actually started with a win at Northwestern.Fleck, a graduate of Kaneland High School and a star receiver at Northern Illinois, played briefly in the NFL for the San Francisco 49ers.In 2012, he was an assistant for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers before taking over at Western Michigan.But another meeting years earlier stands out to Fleck.He remembers being in his first year as wide receivers coach at his alma mater Northern Illinois with an eye on running his own program when Fitzgerald took him to lunch in Evanston.“I knew I wanted to be head coach a long time ago, but I just wanted to know what it was like to be a head coach,” Fleck said. “And I knew I wanted to get around people that I wanted to kind of be like. And I always looked up to him.”Here are some things to know as Northwestern takes on Minnesota:Looking ahead:Fitzgerald has a shot at a second 10-win season in three years, assuming the Wildcats beat Minnesota, struggling Illinois and whoever they play in a bowl. Not bad for a team that got off to a 2-3 start. Northwestern became the first FBS program to play three straight overtime games and win them all before beating Purdue 23-13 in regulation last week. The Gophers can almost certainly forget about playing in a bowl if they lose on Saturday. That’s because they meet No. 5 Wisconsin in next week’s finale.“They’ve done a really good job of matching what they want to do and how they want to do things, a lot like (Purdue coach Jeff Brohm) last week, but then tweaking it to what their players do best,” Fitzgerald said. “I think that’s the mark of great coaches.Approaching a milestone: Northwestern career rushing leader and former Glenbard North standout Justin Jackson needs 156 yards to join Wisconsin great Ron Dayne as the only Big Ten players with four 1,000-yard seasons. Jackson had 46 yards on 25 carries against Purdue.Confidence in Croft:Demry Croft had a breakout game for the Gophers in last week’s 54-21 pounding of Nebraska , setting the program record for a quarterback with 183 yards rushing. He scored three times and also completed 9 of 15 passes for 105 yards. Croft was suspended from the team for three weeks earlier in the season for an off-the-field issue, but he has worked his way back into Fleck’s good graces after replacing Conor Rhoda as the starter last month.No room:Northwestern has shut down the run after a shaky start. The Wildcats went from allowing 375 yards over the first two games to 721 yards over the last eight while holding each opponent under its season average. Northwestern ranks seventh in the nation against the run.

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    Illinois guard Te’Jon Lucas (3) shoots as DePaul guard Eli Cain (11) defends during an NCAA college basketball game Friday in Champaign.

    Smith, Nichols career highs push Illinois past DePaul

    CHAMPAIGN — Mark Smith shot 40 percent from the field and made just one of his five 3-point attempts.But he still found a way to be effective - scoring a career-high 21 points - in Illinois’ 82-73 victory over DePaul on Friday night in their first meeting in 60 years.Entering the game, Smith hadn’t missed a free throw all season and that trend continued against the Blue Demons. He led all players with 12 attempts at the charity stripe, including eight in the first half.“Credit to Mark Smith, a freshman who was probably the most poised player,” DePaul coach Dave Leitao said. “He made plays and got lost in the game.”Kipper Nichols also had a strong outing, tying his career-high with 16 points. He also chipped in with four rebounds and one steal.Illinois (3-0) made just 5 of 23 3-pointers and shot 42 percent from the field and 21.7 percent from downtown but it wasn’t because of Nichols. Coming off the bench, he nailed two of his three attempts.“I love productivity off the bench,” Illinois coach Brad Underwood said. “I try to find that. I try to create it. I don’t want just bodies coming in.”The Blue Demons hung with the Illini all game, but were never quite able to get over the hump. DePaul led for just 3 minutes and 44 seconds.Led by freshman Justin Roberts - who scored a career-high 19 points - DePaul went on an 11-2 run to close within 49-47 with 14 minutes to play. But the Illini responded with a 9-2 run of their own, highlighted by an and-one layup and right hand jam from Nichols, who scored the last seven in the surge.Eventually, Illinois’ pressure - which forced 18 turnovers - and 22 second-chance points, became too much for DePaul to overcome.“I thought they stuck to their game plan really, really well,” Leitao said. “I knew rebounding was going to be something they were going to focus on.”DePaul shot just 32 percent in the second half and Tre’Darius McCallum - the Blue Demons’ leading scorer - was held scoreless in 22 minutes.Aaron Jordan had another strong outing off the bench. He scored seven points on 2-of-4 shooting and led Illinois with nine rebounds. He has the Illini’s most consistent player off the bench so far this season.“He is just finding ways to stuff the stat sheet,” Underwood said.THE BIG PICTUREDePaul: The Blue Demons lost starting guard Devin Gage to an ankle injury in the first half. However, Roberts showed that he can be the Blue Demon’s main’ playmaker in extended minutes. Along with his 19 points, he also had five rebounds and four assists.Illinois: The Illini continue to struggle shooting from beyond the arc, but were still able to pull out a win behind strong performances from its underclassmen. Smith (freshman) and Nichols (sophomore) were the only players on Illinois to score in double figures.LONG TIME COMINGIllinois entered the game leading the all-time series between the teams 12-6, but the last of those meetings was in December 1957, a 75-70 win in Champaign. The teams were led by two coaches with what now seem like impossibly long tenures. DePaul’s Ray Meyer, who coached the Blue Demons from 1942-94, and Illinois’ Harry Combes. He coached the Illini from 1947-67.LOTS OF WHISTLESThe Illini and Blue Demons combined to commit 59 fouls and shoot 63 free throws. Marin Maric and Jaylen Butz fouled out for DePaul, while Black fouled out for Illinois. Both teams also had multiple players with four fouls, forcing both coaches to go deep into their bench. Eventually, 10 players played for the Illini, while 11 saw time for the Blue Demons.UP NEXTDePaul: The Blue Demons will have another Big Ten match up against Michigan State on Thanksgiving. The Spartans are ranked No. 2 in the country.

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    Dundee-Crown knocks off Streamwood in overtime

    Dundee-Crown’s girls basketball team defeated Streamwood in overtime Friday night.

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    Neuqua Valley’s Maxine Parkinson swims in the 100-breastroke during the girls state swimming preliminaries Friday at New Trier High School in Winnetka.

    Metea Valley enjoys ‘great day’

    Metea Valley had a big opening day at the IHSA girls swimming meet.

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    Proviso East powers past Warren

    Warren couldn’t stay with an experienced Proviso East girls basketball team and lost 66-42 in an opening game of the Niles North Thanksgiving tournament in Gurnee on Friday.

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    Spiwak gets 20 as Rolling Meadows tops Lake Zurich

    Rolling Meadows’ girls basketball team earned its first win of the season on Friday night, posting a 74-51 decision over host Lake Zurich (0-2) in the Turkey Thriller tournament. The Mustangs (1-1) were led by senior Melissa Spiwak’s career-high 20 points while junior Alexa Davis added a career-high 18.

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    Naperville Central’s Gabi Melby, left, closely guards Batavia’s Ava Sergio during Friday’s game in Naperville.

    Freshman sparks Naperville Central past Batavia

    Naperville Central defeated Batavia in a girls basketball tournament game at Naperville Central.

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    Aurora Central Catholic takes third at Somonauk tournament

    Aurora Central Catholic’s girls basketball team defeated conference rival Wheaton Academy 46-41 in the third place game at the Somonauk tournament Friday night.

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    Benet routs Oswego East for first win of season

    Benet defeated Oswego East in a Tip Off Tournament girls basketball game at Benet.

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    Girls swimming scoreboard: Friday, Nov. 17 results
    High school girls swimming results from contests of Friday, Nov. 17.

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    Harvest Christian’s Alyssa Iverson is harassed by Freeport’s Josie McDermott and Jordan Macon Friday in Elgin.

    Harvest Christian wins, will meet Montini for title

    Harvest Christian’s girls basketball team moved to 4-0 on the season Friday night with a 64-47 win over Freeport at the Harvest tournament.

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    Glenbrook South tops Grant to stay perfect at Mundelein

    Senior forward Liz LaPierre scored a game-high 19 points on 9-of-14 shooting and grabbed 6 rebounds, and Glenbrook South’s girls basketball team beat Grant 60-37 Friday night to improve to 4-0 in Mundelein’s Thanksgiving tournament.

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    Chicago Bulls’ Kris Dunn, left, goes to the basket against Charlotte Hornets’ Dwight Howard during the second half on Friday at the United Center. Dunn’s best game in two NBA seasons helped lift the Bulls to a 123-120 victory, snapping a five-game losing streak.

    Dunn does it right as Bulls edge Charlotte

    Charlotte’s Kemba Walker scored 47 points on Friday, but Kris Dunn’s best game in two NBA seasons helped lift the Bulls to a 123-120 victory, snapping a five-game losing streak.

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    Dallas Mavericks' Dirk Nowitzki (41), of Germany, defends as Minnesota Timberwolves guard Jimmy Butler (23) attempts to shoot in front of Taj Gibson, right, in the first half of an NBA basketball game, Friday, Nov. 17, 2017, in Dallas. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)

    Butler, balanced Wolves pull away from Mavs for 111-87 win

    Jimmy Butler led a balanced set of Minnesota starters with 21 points and the Timberwolves ended a five-game losing streak in Dallas with a 111-87 victory over the Mavericks

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    Cleveland Cavaliers' LeBron James (23) works against Los Angeles Clippers' Austin Rivers (25) during the second half of an NBA basketball game, Friday, Nov. 17, 2017, in Cleveland. The Cavaliers won 118-113 in overtime. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)

    LeBron's 39 lead Cavs to 118-113 OT win against Clippers

    LeBron's 39 points lead Cavaliers to 118-113 overtime win against Clippers.

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    Vernon Hills’ Casey Craffey, right, shakes hands with Stevenson’s Iza Pelka after their heat of the 200-yard freestyle during the girls swimming state meet prelims Friday at New Trier High School in Winnetka. Pelka made Saturday’s championship heat and Craffey earned a spot in the consolation heat.

    Girls swimming and diving: Vernon Hills savors state-level acclaim

    Vernon Hills’ Drew Petereit and Casey Craffey joined Stevenson’s Iza Pelka and Ashley Carollo in earning spots in Saturday’s girls swimming and diving state finals at New Trier.

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    Defense carries Wheaton North to victory

    Wheaton North defeated Morton in a Lyons Twp. Guard Your Yard Turkey Tournament girls basketball game.

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    Steady ICCP takes win from Westmont

    IC Catholic Prep defeated Westmont in a girls basketball tournament game.

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    South Elgin falls to Homewood-Flossmoor

    South Elgin fell to Homewood-Fossmoor in girls basketball action Friday night.

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    Bulls’ Kris Dunn dives for the ball against Charlotte Hornets’ Kemba Walker (15) as Bulls’ Denzel Valentine (45) looks on during the second half of an NBA basketball game Friday at the United Center. Valentine joined the starting lineup Friday against Charlotte as the Bulls tried to avoid another slow start. It appeared to work. Midway through the first quarter, they had hit 7 of 12 shots and led 17-15. They trailed 27-26 at the end of one as Valentine scored 5 points.

    Bulls address slow starts by making Valentine a starter

    Denzel Valentine joined the starting lineup Friday against Charlotte as the Bulls tried to avoid another slow start. They trailed by at least 20 points after the first quarter in their previous two games.

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    BC-BKC--DePaul-Illinois Long Box

    BC-BKC--DePaul-Illinois Long Box ILLINOIS 82, DEPAUL 73FGFTRebDEPAULMinM-AM-AO-TAPFPTSMcCallum220-20-02-4140Maric215-102-24-50512Cain222-94-61-3248Gage102-50-01-3024Strus333-96-72-51415Roberts337-152-20-55319Cyrus283-85-61-21211Butz191-32-42-7054Grandstaff90-20-01-1120Ryckbosch20-00-00-0000Reed10-00-00-0010Totals10023-6321-2714-35113273 Percentages: FG .365, FT .778. 3-Point Goals: 6-19, .316 (Roberts 3-4, Strus 3-7, McCallum 0-1, Cain 0-2, Grandstaff 0-2, Cyrus 0-3). Team Rebounds: 1. Team Turnovers: 16 (18 PTS). Blocked Shots: 3 (Butz, Maric, Roberts). Turnovers: 16 (Cain 3, Cyrus 3, McCallum 3, Gage 2, Butz, Grandstaff, Maric, Roberts, Strus). Steals: 5 (Roberts 2, Cyrus, Maric, Strus). Technical Fouls: Cain, 13:45 first. FGFTRebILLINOISMinM-AM-AO-TAPFPTSBlack174-80-01-1358Finke273-83-33-5339Alstork170-11-22-5321Lucas192-62-41-1136Smith234-1012-122-33421Nichols256-112-30-40416Williams232-84-64-5128Jordan222-42-43-9027Frazier192-41-21-3016Eboigbodin80-00-01-1010Totals10025-6027-3618-37142782 Percentages: FG .417, FT .750. 3-Point Goals: 5-23, .217 (Nichols 2-3, Frazier 1-3, Jordan 1-3, Smith 1-5, Alstork 0-1, Black 0-1, Lucas 0-1, Finke 0-3, Williams 0-3). Team Rebounds: 1. Team Turnovers: 18 (25 PTS). Blocked Shots: 4 (Finke 3, Alstork). Turnovers: 18 (Alstork 4, Black 2, Eboigbodin 2, Finke 2, Frazier 2, Lucas 2, Smith 2, Williams 2). Steals: 6 (Jordan 2, Alstork, Lucas, Nichols, Smith). Technical Fouls: Nichols, 13:45 first. DePaul73-73Illinois82-82 A_11,254 (15,500).

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    BC-BKC--DePaul-Illinois Box

    BC-BKC--DePaul-Illinois Box ILLINOIS 82, DEPAUL 73DEPAUL (1-2) McCallum 0-2 0-0 0, Maric 5-10 2-2 12, Gage 2-5 0-0 4, Strus 3-9 6-7 15, Cain 2-9 4-6 8, Ryckbosch 0-0 0-0 0, Reed 0-0 0-0 0, Butz 1-3 2-4 4, Roberts 7-15 2-2 19, Cyrus 3-8 5-6 11, Grandstaff 0-2 0-0 0. Totals 23-63 21-27 73. ILLINOIS (3-0) Finke 3-8 3-3 9, Black 4-8 0-0 8, Smith 4-10 12-12 21, Lucas 2-6 2-4 6, Alstork 0-1 1-2 1, Eboigbodin 0-0 0-0 0, Nichols 6-11 2-3 16, Williams 2-8 4-6 8, Frazier 2-4 1-2 6, Jordan 2-4 2-4 7. Totals 25-60 27-36 82. Halftime_Illinois 82-73. 3-Point Goals_DePaul 6-19 (Roberts 3-4, Strus 3-7, McCallum 0-1, Grandstaff 0-2, Cain 0-2, Cyrus 0-3), Illinois 5-23 (Nichols 2-3, Frazier 1-3, Jordan 1-3, Smith 1-5, Lucas 0-1, Black 0-1, Alstork 0-1, Finke 0-3, Williams 0-3). Fouled Out_Black, Maric, Butz. Rebounds_DePaul 35 (Butz 7), Illinois 37 (Jordan 9). Assists_DePaul 11 (Roberts 5), Illinois 14 (Smith, Finke, Black, Alstork 3). Total Fouls_DePaul 32, Illinois 27. Technicals_Cain, Nichols. A_11,254 (15,500).

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    Texas guard Alecia Sutton dribbles the ball during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game against UTSA, Friday, Nov. 17, 2017, in Austin, Texas. (AP Photo/Michael Thomas)

    Underwood, McCarty, No. 2 Texas top Texas-San Antonio 120-70

    Jada Underwood had career highs of 19 points and nine rebounds, Brooke McCarty scored 18 points and No. 2 Texas beat Texas-San Antonio 120-70

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    Lewis has career night, E Illinois downs IUPUI 80-79

    Terrell Lewis scored a career-high 25 points with seven 3-pointers and made both of his free throws, including the game-winner, and Eastern Illinois rallied to beat IUPUI 80-79 in its home opener

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    Myslinski’s missiles helps Palatine past Crystal Lake South

    Palatine senior guard Jenny Myslinski struck for a career-high 23 points, hitting seven baskets from 3-point range, to help lift the Pirates past Crystal Lake South 41-40 in overtime on Friday night at the Dundee-Crown Thanksgiving tournament in Carpentersville.

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    Barrington’s Ally Penrod competes in the 100-yard breaststroke during the girls swimming state meet preliminaries Friday at New Trier High School in Winnetka.

    Girls swimming and diving: Another fun day awaits Penrod, Barrington

    Barrington’s Maggie Emary, Catherine Kitzman, Emma Pritchett, Ally Penrod and Bridget O’Leary were among the swimmers to earn coveted spots in Saturday’s girls swimming and diving state finals at New Trier.

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    Iowa State holds off Tulsa 80-78 in Puerto Rico Tip-Off

    Nick Weiler-Babb had 20 points, 14 rebounds and eight assists Friday to help Iowa State hold off Tulsa 80-78 and reach the championship game of the relocated Puerto Rico Tip-Off

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    BC-BKC--DePaul-Illinois Long Box

    BC-BKC--DePaul-Illinois Long Box ILLINOIS 82, DEPAUL 73FGFTRebDEPAULMinM-AM-AO-TAPFPTSMcCallum220-20-02-4140Maric215-102-24-50512Cain222-94-61-3248Gage102-50-01-3024Strus333-96-72-51415Roberts337-152-20-55319Cyrus283-85-61-21211Butz191-32-42-7054Grandstaff90-20-01-1120Ryckbosch20-00-00-0000Reed10-00-00-0010Totals20023-6321-2714-35113273 Percentages: FG .365, FT .778. 3-Point Goals: 6-19, .316 (Roberts 3-4, Strus 3-7, McCallum 0-1, Cain 0-2, Grandstaff 0-2, Cyrus 0-3). Team Rebounds: 6. Team Turnovers: 16 (18 PTS). Blocked Shots: 3 (Butz, Maric, Roberts). Turnovers: 16 (Cain 3, Cyrus 3, McCallum 3, Gage 2, Butz, Grandstaff, Maric, Roberts, Strus). Steals: 5 (Roberts 2, Cyrus, Maric, Strus). Technical Fouls: Cain, 13:45 first. FGFTRebILLINOISMinM-AM-AO-TAPFPTSBlack174-80-01-1358Finke273-83-33-5339Alstork170-11-22-5321Lucas192-62-41-1136Smith234-1012-122-33421Nichols256-112-30-40416Williams232-84-64-5128Jordan222-42-43-9027Frazier192-41-21-3016Eboigbodin80-00-01-1010Totals20025-6027-3618-37142782 Percentages: FG .417, FT .750. 3-Point Goals: 5-23, .217 (Nichols 2-3, Frazier 1-3, Jordan 1-3, Smith 1-5, Alstork 0-1, Black 0-1, Lucas 0-1, Finke 0-3, Williams 0-3). Team Rebounds: 5. Team Turnovers: 18 (25 PTS). Blocked Shots: 4 (Finke 3, Alstork). Turnovers: 18 (Alstork 4, Black 2, Eboigbodin 2, Finke 2, Frazier 2, Lucas 2, Smith 2, Williams 2). Steals: 6 (Jordan 2, Alstork, Lucas, Nichols, Smith). Technical Fouls: Nichols, 13:45 first. DePaul3241-73Illinois3943-82

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    BC-BKC--DePaul-Illinois Box

    BC-BKC--DePaul-Illinois Box ILLINOIS 82, DEPAUL 73DEPAUL (1-2) McCallum 0-2 0-0 0, Maric 5-10 2-2 12, Gage 2-5 0-0 4, Strus 3-9 6-7 15, Cain 2-9 4-6 8, Ryckbosch 0-0 0-0 0, Reed 0-0 0-0 0, Butz 1-3 2-4 4, Roberts 7-15 2-2 19, Cyrus 3-8 5-6 11, Grandstaff 0-2 0-0 0. Totals 23-63 21-27 73. ILLINOIS (3-0) Finke 3-8 3-3 9, Black 4-8 0-0 8, Smith 4-10 12-12 21, Lucas 2-6 2-4 6, Alstork 0-1 1-2 1, Eboigbodin 0-0 0-0 0, Nichols 6-11 2-3 16, Williams 2-8 4-6 8, Frazier 2-4 1-2 6, Jordan 2-4 2-4 7. Totals 25-60 27-36 82. Halftime_Illinois 39-32. 3-Point Goals_DePaul 6-19 (Roberts 3-4, Strus 3-7, McCallum 0-1, Grandstaff 0-2, Cain 0-2, Cyrus 0-3), Illinois 5-23 (Nichols 2-3, Frazier 1-3, Jordan 1-3, Smith 1-5, Lucas 0-1, Black 0-1, Alstork 0-1, Finke 0-3, Williams 0-3). Fouled Out_Black, Maric, Butz. Rebounds_DePaul 35 (Butz 7), Illinois 37 (Jordan 9). Assists_DePaul 11 (Roberts 5), Illinois 14 (Smith, Finke, Black, Alstork 3). Total Fouls_DePaul 32, Illinois 27. Technicals_Cain, Nichols.

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    Toronto Raptors guard Kyle Lowry (7) drives to the net between New York Knicks forward Kristaps Porzingis (6) and guard Jarrett Jack (55) during first-half NBA basketball game action in Toronto, Friday, Nov. 17, 2017. (Chris Young/The Canadian Press via AP)

    Lowry and DeRozan each score 22, Raptors beat Knicks 107-84

    Lowry has 22 points and 10 assists, DeRozan scores 22 as short-handed Raptors beat Knicks 107-84

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    College Basketball Scores

    Friday, Nov. 17EAST Albany (NY) 80, Yale 72 Delaware 93, Wesley (DE) 78 Lehigh 91, Siena 90, OT Penn St. 79, Columbia 65 Providence 90, Saint Louis 63 Temple 88, Auburn 74 Towson 95, Loyola (Md.) 72 Villanova 104, Lafayette 57 SOUTH Alabama 104, Alabama A&M 67 CCSU 79, East Carolina 68 Drake 77, Wake Forest 74 Duke 78, Southern U. 61 Elon 95, FIU 87, 3OT Florida St. 67, Fordham 43 Kentucky 78, ETSU 61 Louisiana-Lafayette 115, Savannah St. 82 Louisville 87, Nebraska-Omaha 78 Mercer 63, Liberty 48 Mississippi 77, Georgia St. 72 N. Kentucky 87, James Madison 78 NC Central 101, Warren Wilson 76 Nicholls 127, Spring Hill 83 Old Dominion 62, Indiana St. 44 Rice 87, Northwestern St. 65 Tulane 80, Colorado St. 53 UNC-Greensboro 95, Ferrum 43 Vanderbilt 79, UNC-Asheville 76 Virginia 76, VCU 67 MIDWEST Ball St. 87, Stony Brook 76 Cleveland St. 80, Coppin St. 56 Dayton 79, Ohio 65 E. Illinois 80, IUPUI 79 Green Bay 98, Lakeland 27 Illinois 82, DePaul 73 Kansas 98, S. Dakota St. 64 Miami (Ohio) 78, LIU Brooklyn 74 N. Dakota St. 57, Missouri St. 54 Vermont 65, Bradley 64 W. Michigan 86, Appalachian St. 67 SOUTHWEST Arkansas 83, Fresno St. 75 Baylor 78, Alcorn St. 61 Coastal Carolina 83, UTSA 69 Drexel 84, Houston 80 Incarnate Word 88, McMurry 49 Iowa St. 80, Tulsa 78 South Carolina 80, UTEP 56 Texas A&M 84, UC Santa Barbara 65 FAR WEST Arizona St. 97, N. Arizona 62 Boise St. 82, Illinois St. 64 Colorado 70, Quinnipiac 69 Iona 80, Weber St. 72 Stanford 73, Northeastern 59 UCLA 96, SC State 68 Virginia Tech 103, Washington 79 ___

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    College Basketball Scores

    Friday, Nov. 17EAST Albany (NY) 80, Yale 72 Delaware 93, Wesley (DE) 78 Lehigh 91, Siena 90, OT Penn St. 79, Columbia 65 Providence 90, Saint Louis 63 Temple 88, Auburn 74 Towson 95, Loyola (Md.) 72 Villanova 104, Lafayette 57 SOUTH Alabama 104, Alabama A&M 67 CCSU 79, East Carolina 68 Drake 77, Wake Forest 74 Duke 78, Southern U. 61 Elon 95, FIU 87, 3OT Florida St. 67, Fordham 43 Kentucky 78, ETSU 61 Louisiana-Lafayette 115, Savannah St. 82 Louisville 87, Nebraska-Omaha 78 Mercer 63, Liberty 48 Mississippi 77, Georgia St. 72 N. Kentucky 87, James Madison 78 NC Central 101, Warren Wilson 76 Nicholls 127, Spring Hill 83 Old Dominion 62, Indiana St. 44 Rice 87, Northwestern St. 65 Tulane 80, Colorado St. 53 UNC-Greensboro 95, Ferrum 43 Vanderbilt 79, UNC-Asheville 76 Virginia 76, VCU 67 MIDWEST Ball St. 87, Stony Brook 76 Cleveland St. 80, Coppin St. 56 Dayton 79, Ohio 65 E. Illinois 80, IUPUI 79 Green Bay 98, Lakeland 27 Illinois 82, DePaul 73 Kansas 98, S. Dakota St. 64 Miami (Ohio) 78, LIU Brooklyn 74 N. Dakota St. 57, Missouri St. 54 Vermont 65, Bradley 64 W. Michigan 86, Appalachian St. 67 SOUTHWEST Arkansas 83, Fresno St. 75 Baylor 78, Alcorn St. 61 Coastal Carolina 83, UTSA 69 Drexel 84, Houston 80 Incarnate Word 88, McMurry 49 Iowa St. 80, Tulsa 78 South Carolina 80, UTEP 56 Texas A&M 84, UC Santa Barbara 65 FAR WEST Arizona St. 97, N. Arizona 62 Boise St. 82, Illinois St. 64 Colorado 70, Quinnipiac 69 Iona 80, Weber St. 72 Stanford 73, Northeastern 59 UCLA 96, SC State 68 Virginia Tech 103, Washington 79 ___

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    Brooklyn Nets guard Spencer Dinwiddie dunks the ball against the Utah Jazz during the second quarter of an NBA basketball game, Friday, Nov. 17, 2017, in New York. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson)

    Dinwiddie scores 25, leads Nets over Jazz, 118-107

    Spencer Dinwiddie scored a career-high 25 points, Allen Crabbe had 18 points, and the Brooklyn Nets beat the Utah Jazz 118-107 on Friday.

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    Mitchell, Harper help No. 9 Ohio State beat Quinnipiac 95-63

    Kelsey Mitchell scored 32 points, Linnae Harper had a second consecutive double-double with 23 points and 10 rebounds, and No. 9 Ohio State beat Quinnipiac 95-63

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    Detroit Red Wings center Dylan Larkin celebrates his goal against the Buffalo Sabres during the third period of an NHL hockey game Friday, Nov. 17, 2017, in Detroit. Detroit won 3-1. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)

    Tomas Tatar breaks tie in 3rd, Red Wings beat Sabres 3-1

    Tomas Tatar scored a go-ahead goal midway through third period and the Detroit Red Wings went on to beat the Buffalo Sabres 3-1

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    Indiana Pacers' Darren Collison (2) and Lance Stephenson react following a basket during the second half of an NBA basketball game against the Detroit Pistons, Friday, Nov. 17, 2017, in Indianapolis. Indiana won 107-100. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)

    Stephenson rallies Pacers from 22 down past Pistons 107-100

    Reserve guard Lance Stephenson scored all 13 of his points in the fourth quarter, including a key 3-pointer with two minutes left, and the Indiana Pacers rallied from 22 down to defeat the Detroit Pistons 107-100

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    Rosary’s Anna Tavierne smiles after winning her heat in the 500-yard freestyle during the girls state swimming preliminaries Friday at New Trier High School in Winnetka.

    Girls swimming: Rosary’s quest for 3-peat looking good

    Rosary’s pursuit of a third straight state girls swimming championship looks to be in good shape after the Beads’ strong performance in Friday’s prelims.

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    BC-BKC--IUPUI-E. Illinois Box

    BC-BKC--IUPUI-E. Illinois Box E. ILLINOIS 80, IUPUI 79IUPUI (1-2) Hall 6-13 1-4 13, Brennan 12-17 0-0 25, Minnett 3-5 0-0 8, Henderson 3-5 2-2 10, Patterson 8-14 0-1 19, Kirby 0-0 0-0 0, Goss 2-2 0-0 4, McCall 0-1 0-0 0. Totals 34-57 3-7 79. E. ILLINOIS (1-2) Dama 1-3 4-4 6, Lewis 8-10 2-2 25, Goodwin 0-5 2-2 2, Jackson 3-7 5-6 11, Starks 5-9 6-13 16, Diallo 0-0 0-0 0, Smith 1-5 2-2 4, Chavers 1-1 0-0 3, Green 2-3 0-0 5, Crossland 3-4 2-2 8. Totals 24-47 23-31 80. Halftime_IUPUI 41-38. 3-Point Goals_IUPUI 8-17 (Patterson 3-8, Minnett 2-3, Henderson 2-3, Brennan 1-3), E. Illinois 9-20 (Lewis 7-9, Chavers 1-1, Green 1-2, Starks 0-2, Goodwin 0-3, Smith 0-3). Fouled Out_McCall. Rebounds_IUPUI 29 (Brennan 7), E. Illinois 25 (Starks 8). Assists_IUPUI 19 (Patterson 6), E. Illinois 12 (Lewis 5). Total Fouls_IUPUI 20, E. Illinois 13. A_769 (5,400).

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

    BC-BKC--IUPUI-E. Illinois Long Box E. ILLINOIS 80, IUPUI 79FGFTRebIUPUIMinM-AM-AO-TAPFPTSBrennan3512-170-01-72225Hall286-131-41-52413Henderson383-52-22-35110Minnett243-50-01-1128Patterson388-140-12-46319McCall200-10-03-5050Kirby100-00-01-4220Goss72-20-00-0114Totals20034-573-711-29192079 Percentages: FG .596, FT .429. 3-Point Goals: 8-17, .471 (Patterson 3-8, Henderson 2-3, Minnett 2-3, Brennan 1-3). Team Rebounds: 0. Team Turnovers: 15 (11 PTS). Blocked Shots: 0. Turnovers: 15 (Henderson 4, McCall 4, Brennan 2, Hall 2, Kirby 2, Minnett). Steals: 5 (Patterson 2, Brennan, Hall, Henderson). Technical Fouls: None. FGFTRebE. ILLINOISMinM-AM-AO-TAPFPTSDama161-34-41-3226Goodwin290-52-20-2312Jackson273-75-62-40211Lewis378-102-20-15225Starks355-96-134-81116Crossland213-42-23-5048Smith161-52-20-1104Green112-30-00-1015Diallo40-00-00-0000Chavers41-10-00-0003Totals20024-4723-3110-25121380 Percentages: FG .511, FT .742. 3-Point Goals: 9-20, .450 (Lewis 7-9, Chavers 1-1, Green 1-2, Starks 0-2, Goodwin 0-3, Smith 0-3). Team Rebounds: 1. Team Turnovers: 10 (19 PTS). Blocked Shots: 1 (Dama). Turnovers: 10 (Jackson 3, Crossland 2, Lewis 2, Dama, Smith, Starks). Steals: 8 (Starks 3, Crossland 2, Lewis 2, Dama). Technical Fouls: None. IUPUI4138-79E. Illinois3842-80 A_769 (5,400).

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    Ortiz, Llanusa help No. 21 Oklahoma win hold off SMU 87-75

    Gabbi Ortiz scored 20 points, freshman Ana Llanusa hit two key 3-pointers down the stretch and No. 21 Oklahoma held on to defeat SMU 87-75

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    FILE - In this Aug. 19, 2017, file photo, Denver Broncos quarterback Paxton Lynch (12) throws during the first half of a preseason NFL football game against the San Francisco 49ers in Santa Clara, Calif. Unless the Broncos can steer their way out of a season that is skidding out of control, Lynch looks like he will get the starting quarterback gig he has never been able to earn on his own. (AP Photo/D. Ross Cameron, File)

    Broncos boss blames players, not coaches, for nosedive

    Broncos general manager John Elway is placing the blame for Denver's five-game losing streak squarely on the players

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    Rosary’s Kathryn Mueller swims in the 100-yard butterfly.

    Images: Friday at the State Final Meet in girls swimming

    See action from Friday at the State Final Meet in girls swimming at New Trier High School in Winnetka.

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    Christopher Bell celebrates in Victory Lane after winning the NASCAR Truck Series auto racing season championship at Homestead-Miami Speedway in Homestead, Fla., Friday, Nov. 17, 2017. (AP Photo/Terry Renna)

    Christopher Bell wins Truck Series championship for KBM

    Christopher Bell wins the Truck Series championship for Kyle Busch Motorsports

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    Louisville interim head coach David Padgett shouts instructions to his team during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game against Omaha, Friday, Nov. 17, 2017, in Louisville, Ky. (AP Photo/Timothy D. Easley)

    No. 18 Louisville hangs on over Omaha 87-78

    Ray Spalding had a career-high 19 points and 11 rebounds, Deng Adel had a game-high 21 points and Anas Mahmoud had eight of his team's 15 blocked shots as No. 18 Louisville outlasted Omaha 87-78

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    St. Charles North dumps Hampshire for first win

    St. Charles North’s girls baksetball team won its first game of the season Friday night, defeating Hampshire 53-25 at the Hoffman Estates tournament.

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    South Carolina beats UTEP 80-56 in Puerto Rico Tip-Off

    Chris Silva scored 15 points and South Carolina had a dominating first-half performance to beat UTEP 80-56 in Friday's consolation bracket of the relocated Puerto Rico Tip-Off

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    Towson beats Loyola (Md.) 95-72

    Brian Starr scored 21, making all seven of his attempts from the field including three 3-pointers, and Towson beat Loyola of Maryland 95-72

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    College Basketball Scores

    Friday, Nov. 17EAST Albany (NY) 80, Yale 72 Delaware 93, Wesley (DE) 78 Lehigh 91, Siena 90, OT Penn St. 79, Columbia 65 Providence 90, Saint Louis 63 Temple 88, Auburn 74 Towson 95, Loyola (Md.) 72 Villanova 104, Lafayette 57 SOUTH Alabama 104, Alabama A&M 67 CCSU 79, East Carolina 68 Duke 78, Southern U. 61 Elon 95, FIU 87, 3OT Florida St. 67, Fordham 43 Kentucky 78, ETSU 61 Louisiana-Lafayette 115, Savannah St. 82 Louisville 87, Nebraska-Omaha 78 Mercer 63, Liberty 48 Mississippi 77, Georgia St. 72 N. Kentucky 87, James Madison 78 NC Central 101, Warren Wilson 76 Old Dominion 62, Indiana St. 44 Rice 87, Northwestern St. 65 Tulane 80, Colorado St. 53 UNC-Greensboro 95, Ferrum 43 Virginia 76, VCU 67 MIDWEST Ball St. 87, Stony Brook 76 Cleveland St. 80, Coppin St. 56 Dayton 79, Ohio 65 Green Bay 98, Lakeland 27 Kansas 98, S. Dakota St. 64 N. Dakota St. 57, Missouri St. 54 Vermont 65, Bradley 64 W. Michigan 86, Appalachian St. 67 SOUTHWEST Coastal Carolina 83, UTSA 69 Drexel 84, Houston 80 Incarnate Word 88, McMurry 49 Iowa St. 80, Tulsa 78 South Carolina 80, UTEP 56 Texas A&M 84, UC Santa Barbara 65 FAR WEST Boise St. 82, Illinois St. 64 Colorado 70, Quinnipiac 69 Iona 80, Weber St. 72 Stanford 73, Northeastern 59 Virginia Tech 103, Washington 79 ___

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    Falcons wide receiver Julio Jones gives quarterback Matt Ryan a hug on the sidelines after he dropped a certain touchdown pass in the end zone during the fourth quarter against the Panthers in a NFL football game on Sunday, Nov. 5, 2017, in Charlotte. The Panthers held on to beat the Falcons 20-17. (Curtis Compton/Atlanta Journal-Constitution via AP)

    Falcons' Jones still on injury report, likely to play Monday

    Julio Jones was limited in his return to practice Friday, but plans to play against Seattle

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    Connecticut's Katie Lou Samuelson (33) goes up for two points against California's Mikayla Cowling (3) and CJ West (30) during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game Friday, Nov. 17, 2017, in Storrs, Conn. (AP Photo/Stephen Dunn)

    Top-ranked UConn routs No. 20 California 82-47

    Crystal Dangerfield, Kia Nurse and Napheesa Collier all scored 14 points to help top-ranked UConn rout No. 20 California 82-47

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    Columbus Blue Jackets defenseman Zach Werenski, left, controls the puck against New York Rangers defenseman Brady Skjei during the first period of an NHL hockey game in Columbus, Ohio, Friday, Nov. 17, 2017. (AP Photo/Paul Vernon)

    Bobrovsky gets 21st shutout, Blue Jackets beat Rangers 2-0

    Sergei Bobrovsky made 36 saves for his 21st career shutout and Zach Werenski and Artemi Panarin scored in the Columbus Blue Jackets' 2-0 victory over the New York Rangers

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    Duke's Wendell Carter Jr. (34) guards Southern's Jared Sam (12) during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game in Durham, N.C., Friday, Nov. 17, 2017. Duke won 78-61. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome)

    Carter Jr. scores 20, No. 1 Duke beats Southern 78-61

    Wendell Carter Jr. had 20 points and 11 rebounds, and No. 1 Duke beat Southern 78-61

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    Laksa scores 25, No. 22 USF women whip Arkansas St 98-55

    Kitija Laksa scored 13 of her 25 points in the first quarter, Laura Ferreira and Shae Leverett had double-doubles, and No. 22 South Florida rolled to a 98-55 win over Arkansas State

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    No. 17 Florida State women roll past Florida in 77th meeting

    AJ Alix scored 26 points, guard Nicole Ekhomu had her second double-double with 14 points and 11 rebounds, and No. 17 Florida State beat rival Florida 84-54 in the 77th meeting

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    Nets' D'Angelo Russell has arthroscopic surgery on left knee

    The Brooklyn Nets guard D'Angelo Russell had arthroscopic surgery on his left knee

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    Martin Truex Jr. walks on pit road before qualifying for Sunday's NASCAR Cup Series auto race at Homestead-Miami Speedway in Homestead, Fla., Friday, Nov. 17, 2017. (AP Photo/Terry Renna)

    Truex fastest among championship contenders at Homestead

    Martin Truex Jr. was the fastest of the four NASCAR Cup series championship contenders in qualifying and starts second in Sunday's finale

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    College Basketball Scores

    Friday, Nov. 17EAST Penn St. 79, Columbia 65 Temple 88, Auburn 74 SOUTH Alabama 104, Alabama A&M 67 CCSU 79, East Carolina 68 Elon 95, FIU 87, 3OT Florida St. 67, Fordham 43 Kentucky 78, ETSU 61 Louisiana-Lafayette 115, Savannah St. 82 Louisville 87, Nebraska-Omaha 78 Mercer 63, Liberty 48 N. Kentucky 87, James Madison 78 NC Central 101, Warren Wilson 76 Old Dominion 62, Indiana St. 44 Tulane 80, Colorado St. 53 UNC-Greensboro 95, Ferrum 43 Virginia 76, VCU 67 MIDWEST Cleveland St. 80, Coppin St. 56 Dayton 79, Ohio 65 Vermont 65, Bradley 64 W. Michigan 86, Appalachian St. 67 SOUTHWEST Coastal Carolina 83, UTSA 69 Drexel 84, Houston 80 Incarnate Word 88, McMurry 49 South Carolina 80, UTEP 56 FAR WEST Boise St. 82, Illinois St. 64 Colorado 70, Quinnipiac 69 Stanford 73, Northeastern 59 Virginia Tech 103, Washington 79 ___

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    Vegas activates goalie Malcolm Subban from injured reserve

    The Vegas Golden Knights activated goalie Malcolm Subban from injured reserve, and assigned goalie Dylan Ferguson was assigned to Kamloops of the Western Hockey League

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    Lions DE Ansah ruled out against Bears with back injury

    The Detroit Lions have ruled out defensive end Ezekiel Ansah against Chicago because of a back injury

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    College Basketball Scores

    Friday, Nov. 17EAST Temple 88, Auburn 74 SOUTH Louisiana-Lafayette 115, Savannah St. 82 Mercer 63, Liberty 48 N. Kentucky 87, James Madison 78 Old Dominion 62, Indiana St. 44 Tulane 80, Colorado St. 53 Virginia 76, VCU 67 MIDWEST Vermont 65, Bradley 64 W. Michigan 86, Appalachian St. 67 SOUTHWEST Coastal Carolina 83, UTSA 69 Drexel 84, Houston 80 South Carolina 80, UTEP 56 FAR WEST Boise St. 82, Illinois St. 64 Stanford 73, Northeastern 59 Virginia Tech 103, Washington 79 ___

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    FILE - In this Sunday, Oct. 15, 2017, file photo, Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Jameis Winston stands on the sidelines during the second half of an NFL football game against the Arizona Cardinals in Glendale, Ariz. Winston is being investigated for allegedly groping a female Uber driver in 2016. The Buccaneers quarterback has denied the charge on his Twitter and Instagram accounts. (AP Photo/Rick Scuteri, File)

    NFL reviewing allegation Jameis Winston groped Uber driver

    NFL investigating allegations Jameis Winston groped a female Uber driver in 2016, Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback denies allegation

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    FILE - In this Oct, 20, 2017, file photo, Cleveland Cavaliers' Derrick Rose, left, drives to the basket as Milwaukee Bucks' Thon Maker, right, defends during the first half of an NBA basketball game in Milwaukee. Rose will miss at least the next two weeks with a nagging left ankle injury. He injured the ankle Oct. 20 at Milwaukee and has missed Cleveland's past four games. He underwent medical tests and was recommended to rest. (AP Photo/Tom Lynn, File)

    Cavaliers could be without Derrick Rose for 2 more weeks

    Cavaliers guard Derrick Rose out at least 2 more weeks with left ankle injury

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    Martin Truex Jr., right, smiles with crew chief Cole Pearn before practice for Sunday's NASCAR Cup Series auto race at Homestead-Miami Speedway in Homestead, Fla., Friday, Nov. 17, 2017.(AP Photo/Terry Renna)

    The Latest: Ganassi has spoken to Patrick about 2018 races

    Team owner Chip Ganassi says he has spoken to Danica Patrick about possibly allowing her to drive for him in the Daytona 500 and Indy 500

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    Ryan Hartman’s sophomore season in the NHL got off to an epic start, but Chicago Blackhawks coach Joel Quenneville made his struggling winger a healthy scratch Sunday against New Jersey. Hartman came back strong the next game, however, and opened his coach’s eyes centering the team’s third line.

    Blackhawks’ Hartman comes back strong — and at a new position — after healthy scratch

    Ryan Hartman’s sophomore season in the NHL got off to an epic start, but Chicago Blackhawks coach Joel Quenneville made his struggling winger a healthy scratch Sunday against New Jersey. Hartman came back strong the next game, however, and opened his coach’s eyes centering the team’s third line.

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    Baylor coach Kim Mulkey shouts to her team during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game against Central Arkansas on Tuesday, Nov. 14, 2017, in Waco, Texas. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)

    Mulkey not with No. 3 Baylor after daughter lost unborn baby

    Baylor coach Kim Mulkey didn't travel with the No. 3 Lady Bears for their game at No. 8 UCLA after her daughter lost her unborn girl

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    Danica Patrick wipes away tears as he speaks with the media during a news conference before Sunday's NASCAR Cup Series auto race at Homestead-Miami Speedway in Homestead, Fla., Friday, Nov. 17, 2017. Patrick will end her full-time racing career after running in next year's Daytona 500 and Indianapolis 500. ( AP Photo/Darryl Graham)

    Danica Patrick to end racing career at next year's Indy 500

    Danica Patrick plans to run two races next year and then end her full-time racing career

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    FILE - In this Jan. 21, 2017, file photo, Gracie Gold performs during the women's free skate at the U.S. Figure Skating Championships in Kansas City, Mo. Gold has withdrawn from the national championships while she continues to seek treatment for depression, anxiety and an eating disorder. Gold announced last month that she was withdrawing from her Grand Prix assignments, and her decision to skip the nationals in January ends any chance of her competing at next year's Winter Olympics. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel, File)

    Figure skater Gracie Gold withdraws from US championships

    Two-time U.S. women's figure skating champion Gracie Gold has withdrawn from the national championships while she continues to seek treatment for anxiety and an eating disorder

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    Stafford, talented Lions offense will be tough for Bears to tame

    The Bears’ No. 10 pass defense will be tested Sunday by a Lions team that has scored a total of 68 points in back-to-back victories and is sixth in the NFL in points, averaging 27.1 per game behind quarterback Matthew Stafford.

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    NHL commissioner Gary Bettman stands next to plaque to commemorate a 100 years of the league during a ceremony in Montreal, Friday, Nov, 17, 2017. (Graham Hughes/The Canadian Press via AP)

    Bettman: Montreal lacked venue for outdoor anniversary game

    The NHL wanted to hold an outdoor game in Montreal to mark its 100th anniversary, but couldn't find a suitable venue, commissioner Gary Bettman said

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    FILE - In this Sept. 30, 2017, file photo, Oregon quarterback Justin Herbert warms up before an NCAA college football game against California in Eugene, Ore. Herbert, who fractured his collarbone against California on Sept. 30, has been practicing lately and some say he appears ready to come back in their game against Arizona, Saturday, Nov. 18, 2017, in Eugene. (AP Photo/Chris Pietsch, File)

    Herbert could be back for Ducks against Arizona

    There's lots of speculation about the status of Oregon quarterback Justin Herbert but fans will have to wait to see if he starts or plays against Arizona

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    FILE - In this Oct. 16, 2003, file photo, New York Yankees' Aaron Boone, center, celebrates after hitting a solo home run in the 11th inning to beat the Boston Red Sox in Game 7 of the American League Championship Series in New York. Boone became the first person with no experience as a manager of coach to interview to become Joe Girardi's successor with the New York Yankees. The 44-year-old interviewed Friday, Nov. 17, 2017, becoming the fourth to go through the process after Yankees bench coach Rob Thomson, former Cleveland and Seattle manager Eric Wedge, and San Francisco bench coach Hensley Meulens. (AP Photo/Bill Kostroun, File)

    Aaron Boone interviews for New York Yankees manager

    Aaron Boone became the first person with no experience as a manager of coach to interview to become Joe Girardi's successor with the New York Yankees

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    FILE - in this Jan. 15, 2012 file photo, Andy Murray of Britain, left, talks with coach Ivan Lendl during a practice session for the Australian Open tennis championship, in Melbourne, Australia. Murray and Lendl are calling it quits for a second time, ending a partnership that produced three Grand Slam titles and two Olympic gold medals. (AP Photo/Sarah Ivey, File)

    Andy Murray, coach Ivan Lendl end 2nd stint together

    Andy Murray and Ivan Lendl are calling it quits for a second time

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    Chiefs' Tamba Hali, Dee Ford ruled out for game at Giants

    Chiefs pass rushers Tamba Hali and Dee Ford have been ruled out for Sunday against the New York Giants, while defensive lineman Allen Bailey was also ruled out for their struggling defense

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    A's hire Matt Williams as 3rd base coach

    The Oakland Athletics have hired former San Francisco Giants star Matt Williams as their new third base coach

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    Raptors guard Delon Wright has dislocated right shoulder

    Toronto Raptors backup guard Delon Wright has a dislocated right shoulder

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    Ex-East Tennessee State tennis coach Zaatini indicted

    Former East Tennessee State tennis coach Yaser Zaatini has been indicted on theft and forgery charges

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    College Basketball Schedule

    All Times ESTSaturday, Nov. 18EAST Penn State Brandywine at Penn, 11:30 a.m. Md.-Eastern Shore at Georgetown, Noon Texas Tech vs. Boston College at Uncasville, Conn., Noon Harvard at Manhattan, 1 p.m. Hampton at George Washington, 2 p.m. Kean at Fairleigh Dickinson, 2 p.m. American U. at Wagner, 2 p.m. Jackson St. at St. Bonaventure, 4 p.m. Navy at Bryant, 4 p.m. NJIT at Seton Hall, 4 p.m. South Alabama vs. Maine at Uncasville, Conn., 5 p.m. LIU Brooklyn vs. Hartford at Montego Bay, 6 p.m. Youngstown St. at Canisius, 7 p.m. Army at Marist, 7 p.m. Princeton at Saint Joseph's, 7 p.m. Texas Southern at Syracuse, 7 p.m. Sacred Heart vs. St. Peter's at Uncasville, Conn., 7:30 p.m. Morgan St. at West Virginia, 7:30 p.m. SOUTH Presbyterian at VMI, 1 p.m. Bob Jones at Wofford, 1 p.m. SIU-Edwardsville at Stetson, 1 p.m. William & Mary at UCF, 2 p.m. The Citadel at High Point, 2 p.m. Charleston Southern at SC-Upstate, 2 p.m. St. Francis (Pa.) at Longwood, 3 p.m. Warren Wilson at Gardner-Webb, 3 p.m. Concordia-St. Paul vs. Elon at Milwaukee, Wis., 4 p.m. Florida A&M at Mississippi St., 4 p.m. Central Penn College at Winthrop, 4 p.m. Middle Tennessee at Tennessee St., 4 p.m. Mount St. Mary's vs. North Florida at Spartanburg, S.C., 4 p.m. Houston Baptist at Belmont, 4:30 p.m. CS Northridge at George Mason, 6 p.m. NC A&T at Jacksonville, 6 p.m. Kennesaw St. at Tennessee Tech, 7 p.m. Campbell at UNC-Wilmington, 7 p.m. Coll. of Charleston at Charlotte, 7 p.m. Montana St. at Louisiana Tech, 8 p.m. Bucknell at Maryland, 8:30 p.m. MIDWEST Chicago St. at N. Iowa, Noon Eureka at Cent. Michigan, 1 p.m. Seattle vs. Detroit at Nashville, Tenn., 2 p.m. Furman at Butler, 2 p.m. Howard at E. Michigan, 2 p.m. La Salle vs. Northwestern at Uncasville, Conn., 2:30 p.m. Fort Wayne at Ill.-Chicago, 4 p.m. Binghamton at Evansville, 4 p.m. Florida Gulf Coast at Bowling Green, 6 p.m. FIU at Milwaukee, 6:30 p.m. Oakland at Toledo, 7 p.m. Murray St. at Wright St., 7 p.m. UT Martin at Akron, 7 p.m. Fairfield at Purdue, 7 p.m. Grambling St. at South Dakota, 8 p.m. Calvary University at W. Illinois, 8 p.m. Illinois Springfield at S. Illinois, 8 p.m. SOUTHWEST Howard Payne at Stephen F. Austin, 5 p.m. Rio Grande at Texas State, 5:30 p.m. Lipscomb at Texas, 8 p.m. Ark.-Pine Bluff at SMU, 8 p.m. FAR WEST Idaho St. at Washington St., 4:30 p.m. UC Davis at Utah Valley, 5 p.m. Bethesda at Cal St.-Fullerton, 5 p.m. Portland St. at UC Riverside, 7 p.m. UALR at Grand Canyon, 9 p.m. Texas-Arlington at BYU, 9:30 p.m. Nevada at Pacific, 10 p.m. Utah St. at Gonzaga, 10 p.m. Sam Houston St. at Idaho, 10 p.m. Norfolk St. at San Diego, 10 p.m. Cal Poly at Santa Clara, 10 p.m. Long Beach St. at Oregon St., 11 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 19EAST Niagara at UMass, Noon Coppin St. at Rutgers, 12:30 p.m. Cornell at Mass.-Lowell, 1 p.m. Brown at St. Francis Brooklyn, 1 p.m. Holy Cross at Rhode Island, 1 p.m. UMBC at Colgate, 2 p.m. Eastern University at Lehigh, 2 p.m. Curry College at Yale, 2 p.m.

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    FILE - In this Thursday, Nov. 9, 2017, file photo, Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson (3) speaks with head coach Pete Carroll, right, and assistant head coach Tom Cable during an NFL football game against the Arizona Cardinals in Glendale, Ariz. The Seahawks return to practice Tuesday, Nov. 14, 2017, without Richard Sherman and facing questions about how the team handled the concussion protocol with quarterback Russell Wilson. (AP Photo/Rick Scuteri, File)

    Seahawks QB Russell Wilson has jaw realigned after hit

    Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson says he had to wear a specialized mouthpiece in the days after Seattle's 22-16 win over Arizona to put his jaw back in proper alignment

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    Tennessee Titans coach Mike Mularkey answers a question early Friday, Nov. 17, 2017, following an NFL football game against the Pittsburgh Steelers in Pittsburgh on Thursday. The Steelers won 40-17. (AP Photo/Don Wright)

    Titans see fixable mistakes in disappointing prime-time loss

    Titans see fixable mistakes in disappointing prime-time loss

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    Dale Earnhardt Jr., right, gives autographs in the garage area during practice for Sunday's NASCAR Cup Series auto race at Homestead-Miami Speedway in Homestead, Fla., Friday, Nov. 17, 2017. (AP Photo/Terry Renna)

    A look at NASCAR great Dale Earnhardt Jr. by the numbers

    A look at NASCAR great Dale Earnhardt Jr. by the numbers

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    Raiders probably won't have Amerson against Brady, Patriots

    The Oakland Raiders will likely be without cornerback David Amerson when they play Tom Brady and the New England Patriots in Mexico City

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    Defending champion Monaco held to 1-1 draw at Amiens

    Defending champion Monaco dropped more points after drawing 1-1 at Amiens in the French League on Friday

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    Former Tigers pitcher Nesbitt among 5 minor league drug bans

    Former Detroit Tigers pitcher Angel Nesbitt is among five players who have been suspended for violating the minor league drug program

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    Chargers QB Rivers practices again, questionable for Sunday

    Chargers quarterback Philip Rivers is listed as questionable for Los Angeles' upcoming game against Buffalo due to a concussion

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    From left, Toronto Maple Leafs' Hall of Fame player Dave Keon, NHL deputy commissioner Bill Daly, Montreal Canadiens owner Geoff Molson, NHL commissioner Gary Bettman and Canadiens hall of fame player Yvan Cournoyer pose next to a plaque to commemorate a 100 years of the NHL during a ceremony in Montreal, Friday, Nov. 17, 2017. (Graham Hughes/The Canadian Press via AP)

    National Hockey League had humble beginnings 100 years ago

    The five men who met on Nov. 26, 1917, to form the National Hockey League could not have dreamed of the 31-team, multi-billion-dollar enterprise it is a century later

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    Skrine fined $48K for illegal hit, Burfict not fined

    Jets cornerback Buster Skrine was fined $48,620 for an illegal hit on Bucs receiver DeSean Jackson

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    Girona draws 1-1 with Sociedad, continues to impress in Liga

    Girona continued its strong debut campaign in Spain's top division after fighting back for a 1-1 draw with Real Sociedad on Friday

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    New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady practices at Falcon Stadium at the Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, Colo., Thursday, Nov. 16, 2017. The Patriots are practicing at Air Force to get acclimated to playing at a higher elevation for Sunday's game against the Oakland Raiders in Mexico City. (Doug Brownlie/The Gazette via AP)

    Brady, Patriots heading for greater heights in Mexico

    Tom Brady and the New England Patriots are wrapping up a week in Colorado where they acclimated to the altitude

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    Montreal Canadiens general manager Marc Bergevin speaks to reporters following a meeting of NHL general managers in Montreal, Friday, Nov. 17, 2017. (Graham Hughes/The Canadian Press via AP)

    NHL GMs pleased so far with crack down on slashing

    If there are any misgivings about the NHL's crackdown on slashes to the hands, they are not shared by the general managers

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    Dortmund in crisis: Stuttgart deal another Bundesliga loss

    Borussia Dortmund's crisis has worsened with a 2-1 loss at promoted Stuttgart, the former leader's fourth defeat in five Bundesliga games

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    This aerial photo shows spills from TransCanada Corp.'s Keystone pipeline, Friday, Nov. 17, 2017, that leaked an estimated 210,000 gallons of oil onto agricultural land in northeastern South Dakota, near Amherst, S.D., the company and state regulators said Thursday, but state officials don't believe the leak polluted any surface water bodies or drinking water systems. Crews shut down the pipeline Thursday morning and activated emergency response procedures after a drop in pressure was detected resulting from the leak south of a pump station in Marshall County, TransCanada said in a statement. The cause was being investigated. (DroneBase via AP)

    Keystone pipeline leak won't affect last regulatory hurdle

    A state official says discovery of a 210,000-gallons oil spill from the Keystone pipeline will not affect the decision of Nebraska regulators next week on a massive expansion of the system.

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    Mario and Rabbids video game

    The top holiday video games for 2017

    The Wahsington Post’s consumer tech reporter Hayley Tsukayama and video game reviewer Tom Ham reveal their picks for the holidays.

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    About A Third Of Americans Unaware Of Obamacare Open Enrollment

    While the Affordable Care Act’s fifth open enrollment season is off to a surprisingly good start, many uninsured people said they weren’t even aware of it, according to a survey released Friday. Nearly a third of people overall - including a third of people without health insurance - said they had not heard anything about the sign-up period for individuals who buy health plans on their own, according to the survey by the Kaiser Family Foundation (KFF). (Kaiser Health News is an editorially independent program of the foundation.) Open enrollment started Nov. 1 and runs through Dec. 15 in most states. Advocates fear enrollment will decline this year because President Donald Trump has been repeatedly saying the health law is “dead,” and his administration severely cut funding for publicity and in-person assistance. Nonetheless, nearly 1.5 million people have enrolled on the federal health insurance exchange healthcare.gov, which handles coverage in 39 states, federal officials reported Wednesday. One factor that could be pushing more people to sign up earlier this year is the open enrollment season was cut in half from three months to 45 days for the states relying on the federal exchange. Some state exchanges allow enrollment into January. Several state health insurance exchanges have also said early sign ups are running higher than last year. The Colorado insurance exchange on Thursday said it has enrolled more than 22,000 people in the first two weeks - a 33 percent jump from last year’s first weeks. In the previous open-enrollment season,  12.2 million people nationwide selected individual market plans through the marketplaces. The number dropped off during the year because not everyone paid and some found coverage elsewhere. Forty-five percent of all respondents to the KFF survey and 52 percent who said they were uninsured said they have heard less about open enrollment this year compared to previous years. Insurers are trying to pick up some of the challenges of publicizing enrollment, and some of those ads are getting noticed. The percentage of survey respondents who said they saw ads attempting to sell health insurance increased from 34 percent to 41 percent between the October and November KFF tracking polls. The share who say they saw ads that provided information about how to get health insurance under the ACA increased from 20 percent to 32 percent. The poll found that nearly 8 in 10 Americans were aware the Affordable Care Act was still in effect. The survey of 1,201 adults, which was conducted Nov. 8-13, has a margin of error +/-3 percent.

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    FILE - In this Aug. 6, 2010 file photo workers drain oil near a oil spill by Talmadge Creek in Fredonia Township, Mich. The spill of an estimated 210,000 gallons of crude oil in South Dakota on Thursday, Nov. 16, 2017, from TransCanada's Keystone Pipeline is one of the largest onshore oil or petroleum product spills since 2010. This 2010 spill is one of the top 20 spills during that period as reported to the U.S. Department of Transportation. (John Grap/Battle Creek Enquirer via AP, File)

    Top 20 onshore US petroleum spills since 2010

    The spill of an estimated 210,000 gallons of crude oil in South Dakota from TransCanada's Keystone Pipeline is one of the 20 largest onshore oil or petroleum product spills since 2010

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    FILE - In this Friday, May 19, 2017, file photo, job seekers walk into the Opportunity Fair and Forum employment event in Dallas. On Friday, Nov. 17, 2017, the Labor Department reports on state unemployment rates for October. (AP Photo/LM Otero, File)

    Jobless rates fell in 12 US states, hit record lows in 3

    Unemployment rates fell to record lows in Alabama, Hawaii and Texas last month, and dropped in 9 other US states

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    FILE- This Nov. 6, 2015, file photo shows a sign for TransCanada's Keystone pipeline facilities in Hardisty, Alberta, Canada. TransCanada Corp.’s Keystone pipeline leaked oil onto agricultural land in northeastern South Dakota, the company and state regulators said Thursday, Nov. 16, 2017, but state officials don’t believe the leak polluted any surface water bodies or drinking water systems. (Jeff McIntosh/The Canadian Press via AP, File)

    The Latest: Company: Spill controlled and no public threat

    Operator TransCanada Corp. says the leak of oil from the Keystone pipeline is "controlled" and not a threat to public safety

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    FILE - In this Friday, Oct. 4, 2013, file photo, economist Arthur Laffer, known as the "father of supply-side economics" and who was an economic advisor to President Ronald Reagan, speaks to an executive committee meeting of the California Republican Party at their convention in Anaheim, Calif. In their effort to overhaul the U.S. tax code, President Donald Trump and congressional Republicans are betting that by slashing taxes on corporations and rich people, the money diverted from the U.S. Treasury will find its way into the pockets of ordinary Americans. “It will increase real wages and it will increase them substantially,’’ says Laffer. (AP Photo/Reed Saxon, File)

    Derided by critics, trickle-down economics gets another try

    Derided by critics, trickle-down economics gets another try in GOP tax plan

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    Shares of online styling service Stitch Fix has flat debut

    Shares of online clothing service Stitch Fix jump 14 percent in their stock market debut after the company raised $120 million in an initial public offering

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    Indiana October jobless rate rises slightly to 3.9 percent

    Indiana's unemployment rate rose slightly to 3.9 percent in October as the state's jobless rate continued a climb that began in July

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    Maverick Commercial Mortgage recently closed on a $4 million loan on a Mazda dealership in Orland Park.

    Maverick closes on Orland Park Mazda dealership

    Maverick Commercial Mortgage Inc. recently closed a first mortgage loan on a 22,000-square-foot automotive dealership in Orland Park.

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    Exelon Generation regional headquarters in Warrenville.

    Exelon Generation donates $150,000 to preserve land

    Exelon Generation is donating $150,000 toward the development of the Arroyo Trails nature park in Channahon, Illinois, where families, children, school and community groups will be able to experience the wonders of nature and the area’s natural environment.

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    Small Business Advocacy Council names CEO

    The Small Business Advocacy Council said that Scott Baskin, former President and CEO of Mark Shale retail chain, is joining the organization as CEO.

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    ML Realty Partners said Windy City Wire Cable and Technology Products LLC has executed a long-term renewal and expansion at 386 Internationale Drive in Bolingbrook.

    Windy City Wire expands in Bolingbrook

    ML Realty Partners said Windy City Wire Cable and Technology Products LLC has executed a long-term renewal and expansion at 386 Internationale Drive in Bolingbrook. The company now occupies the entire 247,500-square-foot facility.

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    Dawn Reed is opening A New Dawn Gifts, Boutique, Cards store in Hoffman Estates.

    Hoffman Estates card shop changes names, updates

    After 15 years operating as a card shop under the Hallmark name, the card and gift store at 1481 W. Palatine Road in Hoffman Estates is changing it’s name to A New Dawn Gifts, Boutique, Cards.

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    Hoffman Estates-based Sears, reeling from billions in losses, is marking down its entire inventory by 10 percent to 50 percent in order to spur more holiday sales traffic.

    Sears launches aggressive holiday sales campaign to cope with slump

    Sears, reeling from billions in losses and sputtering mall traffic, is increasingly turning to a time-honored retail tactic: putting everything on sale.

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    Berry Global Group to acquire Griffon subsidiary for $475M

    Indiana-based plastics manufacturer Berry Global Group says it plans to acquire a subsidiary of Griffon Corp. for $475 million

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    Jimmy deCastro

    Feder: deCastro at helm as Entercom takes over CBS Radio

    Entercom officially takes over CBS Radio today with Jimmy deCastro as the new senior vice president and Chicago market manager of the company’s seven stations.

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    FILE - In this Jan. 9, 2009 file photo smoke rises from the steel company ThyssenKrupp in Duisburg , western Germany. Levels of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere have steadily increased since the days of the industrial revolution, contributing to the greenhouse effect that is spurring global warming. (AP Photo/Frank Augstein, file)

    Climate nemesis, carbon, could become valuable resource

    As diplomats haggle over the finer points of the Paris climate accord at an international meeting in Germany this week, companies are reconsidering future role of carbon dioxide, one of the main greenhouses gases

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    Residents demand tough permit for NW Indiana coke plant

    Environmentalists and residents who live near an industrial plant in northwestern Indiana are urging state regulators to include tough compliance requirements in the plant's proposed air permit

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