Daily Archive : Friday December 1, 2017

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    Utah Jazz forward Jonas Jerebko (8) shoots as New Orleans Pelicans guard Jrue Holiday (11) defends in the first half during an NBA basketball game Friday, Dec. 1, 2017, in Salt Lake City. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)

    Mitchell scores career-high 41, Jazz beat Pelicans 114-108

    Rookie Donovan Mitchell scored a career-high 41 points and powered the Utah Jazz's fourth-quarter rally in a 114-108 victory over the New Orleans Pelicans

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    Winnipeg Jets' Nikolaj Ehlers (27) and Adam Lowry (17) celebrate Ehlers' goal during third-period NHL hockey game action against the Las Vegas Golden Knights in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Friday, Dec. 1, 2017. (John Woods/The Canadian Press via AP)

    Connor scores 2 as Jets get big 3rd period, beat Vegas 7-4

    Kyle Connor scored twice, and Mark Scheifele and Patrik Laine each had a goal and two assists in a Winnipeg's five-goal third period as the Jets beat the Vegas Golden Knights 7-4

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    New Jersey Devils center Brian Boyle celebrates after scoring the go-ahead goal against the Colorado Avalanche during the third period of an NHL hockey game Friday, Dec. 1, 2017, in Denver. The Devils won 2-1. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)

    Boyle scores in 3rd, Devils beat Avalanche 2-1

    Brian Boyle scored a go-ahead goal early in the third period, Jesper Bratt had a goal and an assist and the New Jersey Devils beat the Colorado Avalanche 2-1

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    Girls basketball scoreboard: Friday, Dec. 8 results
    High school girls basketball results from games of Friday, Dec. 8.

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    Boys wrestling scoreboard: Friday, Dec. 8 results
    High school wrestling results from meets of Friday, Dec. 8.

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    Boys basketball scoreboard: Friday, Dec. 8 results
    High school boys basketball results from games of Friday, Dec. 8.

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    Boys swimming scoreboard: Friday, Dec. 8 results
    High school boys swimming results from meets of Friday, Dec. 8.

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    Wheaton Warrenville South tops Wheaton North

    Wheaton Warrenville South defeated Wheaton North in a DuPage Valley Conference boys basketball game.

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    Sacramento Kings center Willie Cauley-Stein (00) goes in for a layup past Chicago Bulls center Cristiano Felicio (6) during the first half in Chicago on Friday.

    Another close call, but Chicago Bulls lose to Kings

    For the second straight night, the Bulls couldn't execute down the stretch. They lost to Sacramento 107-106 at the United Center on Friday.

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    St. Charles North celebrates its win against St. Charles East Friday at North High School.

    St. Charles North trips up St. Charles East

    St. Charles North downed rival St. Charles East 61-56 Friday night in Upstate Eight River boys basketball action.

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    Jim Cornelison sings “The Star-Spangled Banner” before a boys basketball game in Timothy Christian’s new gymnasium facility in Elmhurst.

    Timothy Christian enjoys its big night

    Timothy Christian opens its new gym in style

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    Lakes takes first win

    Lakes’ girls basketball team got its first win of the season on Friday as Sam Smith and Kylie Jozwik shared in team-high scoring honors with 12 points apiece in a 39-28 victory over Wauconda.

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    North Chicago handles Round Lake
    North Chicago’s boys basketball team topped Round Lake 95-49 on Friday despite 16 points on four 3-pointers from Round Lake’s Chris Pierre.

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    Girls gymnastics scoreboard: Friday, Dec. 1 results
    High school girls gymnastics results from meets of Friday, Dec. 1.

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    Boys wrestling scoreboard: Friday, Dec. 1 results
    High school wrestling results from meets of Friday, Dec. 1.

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    Girls basketball scoreboard: Friday, Dec. 1 results
    High school girls basketball results from games of Friday, Dec. 1.

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    Boys basketball scoreboard: Friday, Dec. 1 results
    High school boys basketball results from games of Friday, Dec. 1.

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    Boys swimming scoreboard: Friday, Dec. 1 results
    High school boys swimming results from meets of Friday, Dec. 1.

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    Frasco’s 25 points lead Prospect past Elk Grove

    Senior Emily Frasco scored a game-high 25 points with three 3-pointers to lead Prospect’s girls basketball team to a 62-51 victory in Friday’s Mid-Suburban League East opener at Elk Grove on Friday night. Jessica Kowalcyzk added 12 points for the Knights (4-2, 1-0) followed by Abbey Danciu (8), Ashley Adams (6) and Margherite Pettenuzzo (5).

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    Boys swimming: Fremd starts with dual meet victory against Hersey

    Fremd’s boys swimming and diving team got off to a winning start in the Mid-Suburban League on Friday with a 100-81 victory over visiting Hersey.

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    MSL victories for Buffalo Grove, Fremd and Prospect

    Jack Vaselaney scored 17 points and Tom Trieb had a season-best 16 to help Buffalo Grove’s boys basketball team get off to a winning start in Mid-Suburban East play.The Bison, who also got 14 points from Mac Camardo, improved to 4-1 overall with a 66-46 victory over Rolling Meadows on Friday.

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    Barrington finds winning rhythm at Schaumburg

    Any coach will tell you that if you can set the tempo in addition to building an early lead, your chances of winning improve dramatically. Such was the scenario for Barrington’s 53-30 win at Schaumburg on Friday night on the opening night of Mid-Suburban West boys basketball play for both teams.

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    Aurora Christian stymies Joliet Catholic

    Jake Wolfe scored 17 points Friday night to lead Aurora Christian’s boys basketball team to a 58-38 win over Joliet Catholic at the Burney Wilkie Classic in Aurora.

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    Northwestern forward Vic Law, right, dunks against Illinois forward Michael Finke during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game Friday, Dec. 1, 2017, in Rosemont, Ill. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)

    Lindsey, Northwestern get past Illinois in OT

    Senior guard Scottie Lindsey scored 22 points and Northwestern knocked off Illinois 72-68 Friday night at Allstate Arena in the Big Ten opener for both teams.

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    Lake Zurich’s JR Cison (2) drives past Waukegan’s Ja’Dyn Brown on Friday at Lake Zurich.

    Waukegan outruns Lake Zurich

    Waukegan’s boys basketball team took control of its NSC opener at Lake Zurich in the third quarter, built a double-digit lead in the fourth, then hung on for a 62-57 win Friday.

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    Bikus, Mundelein manage to shoot down Vernon Hills

    Jeff Bikus found the range in a 10-point comeback in the fourth quarter which propelled Mundelein’s boys basketball team past host Vernon Hills 56-53 in nonconference play at Vernon Hills on Friday night.

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    York continues strong start with win vs. Glenbard West

    York defeated Glenbard West in a West Suburban Conference Silver Division boys basketball game.

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    Batavia doesn’t miss a beat, downs Elgin

    Batavia’s boys basketball team opened the Upstate Eight River season with a 64-38 win at Elgin Friday night.

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    Palatine tackles tall task against Conant

    Palatine’s boys basketball team decided that a wide receiver, linebacker, offensive tackle and defensive back is the best way to stop a power forward. The strategy paid dividends as Palatine outlasted Conant 45-31 Friday in the opening game of Mid-Suburban West action in Palatine.

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    Wheaton Academy won’t pass on win over Fenton

    Wheaton Academy defeated Fenton in a Metro Suburban Conference Blue Division boys basketball game.

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    Poor shooting costs Huntley vs. Crystal Lake Central

    Crystal Lake Central downed Huntley 56-44 Friday night in a Fox Valley Conference boys basketball game.

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    Los Angeles Kings' Tyler Toffoli (73) scores past St. Louis Blues goalie Carter Hutton and Vince Dunn (29) during the first period of an NHL hockey game Friday, Dec. 1, 2017, in St. Louis. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)

    Toffoli scores twice, Kings match Blues for 2nd-best in West

    Tyler Toffoli scored twice, backup goaltender Darcy Kuemper made 39 saves and the Los Angeles Kings beat the St. Louis Blues 4-1

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    BC-BKC--Illinois-Northwestern Long Box

    BC-BKC--Illinois-Northwestern Long Box NORTHWESTERN 72, ILLINOIS 68, OTFGFTRebILLINOISMinM-AM-AO-TAPFPTSBlack355-114-43-70415Finke330-32-41-4032Alstork394-86-61-63414Lucas346-122-40-52214Smith92-40-00-1025Jordan232-35-50-10410Nichols212-70-01-7014Williams201-32-20-4124Frazier110-20-10-1210Totals22522-5321-266-3682368 Percentages: FG .415, FT .808. 3-Point Goals: 3-18, .167 (Jordan 1-1, Black 1-3, Smith 1-3, Lucas 0-1, Nichols 0-1, Finke 0-2, Frazier 0-2, Williams 0-2, Alstork 0-3). Team Rebounds: 1. Team Turnovers: 18 (14 PTS). Blocked Shots: 0. Turnovers: 18 (Black 5, Alstork 3, Nichols 3, Lucas 2, Williams 2, Frazier, Jordan, Smith). Steals: 8 (Williams 3, Alstork 2, Jordan, Lucas, Nichols). Technical Fouls: Black, 3:25 OT. FGFTRebNORTHWESTERNMinM-AM-AO-TAPFPTSFalzon211-64-40-1257Law346-112-21-71516Pardon443-60-02-4236Ash150-10-00-3010McIntosh425-142-30-36214Lindsey396-177-81-31322Skelly151-20-01-3152Brown81-23-40-2015Gaines60-00-01-2020Benson20-00-00-0010Totals22523-5918-216-28132872 Percentages: FG .390, FT .857. 3-Point Goals: 8-23, .348 (Lindsey 3-7, McIntosh 2-4, Law 2-7, Falzon 1-4, Ash 0-1). Team Rebounds: 7. Team Turnovers: 17 (14 PTS). Blocked Shots: 4 (Pardon 4). Turnovers: 17 (McIntosh 6, Falzon 5, Lindsey 3, Ash, Law, Skelly). Steals: 8 (Lindsey 2, Pardon 2, Brown, Law, McIntosh, Skelly). Technical Fouls: Law, 3:25 OT. Illinois36275-68Northwestern32319-72

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    BC-BKC--Illinois-Northwestern Box

    BC-BKC--Illinois-Northwestern Box NORTHWESTERN 72, ILLINOIS 68, OTILLINOIS (6-2) Finke 0-3 2-4 2, Black 5-11 4-4 15, Alstork 4-8 6-6 14, Smith 2-4 0-0 5, Lucas 6-12 2-4 14, Nichols 2-7 0-0 4, Williams 1-3 2-2 4, Jordan 2-3 5-5 10, Frazier 0-2 0-1 0. Totals 22-53 21-26 68. NORTHWESTERN (5-3) Law 6-11 2-2 16, Falzon 1-6 4-4 7, Pardon 3-6 0-0 6, Ash 0-1 0-0 0, McIntosh 5-14 2-3 14, Skelly 1-2 0-0 2, Benson 0-0 0-0 0, Gaines 0-0 0-0 0, Brown 1-2 3-4 5, Lindsey 6-17 7-8 22. Totals 23-59 18-21 72. Halftime_Illinois 36-32. End Of Regulation_Tied 63. 3-Point Goals_Illinois 3-18 (Jordan 1-1, Smith 1-3, Black 1-3, Lucas 0-1, Nichols 0-1, Finke 0-2, Williams 0-2, Frazier 0-2, Alstork 0-3), Northwestern 8-23 (Lindsey 3-7, McIntosh 2-4, Law 2-7, Falzon 1-4, Ash 0-1). Fouled Out_Law, Falzon, Skelly. Rebounds_Illinois 36 (Black, Nichols 7), Northwestern 28 (Law 7). Assists_Illinois 8 (Alstork 3), Northwestern 13 (McIntosh 6). Total Fouls_Illinois 23, Northwestern 28. Technicals_Black, Law.

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    Oklahoma City Thunder forward Paul George (13) shoots against the Minnesota Timberwolves during the second quarter of an NBA basketball game in Oklahoma City, Friday, Dec. 1, 2017. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)

    George, Adams lead Thunder past Timberwolves 111-107

    George, Adams lead Thunder past Timberwolves 111-107

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    Metea Valley charges past Neuqua Valley

    Metea Valley defeated Neuqua Valley in a DuPage Valley Conference boys basketball game.

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    Chicago Bulls guard David Nwaba (11) falls to the floor as he shoots while Sacramento Kings players Frank Mason III (10), Willie Cauley-Stein (00) and Bogdan Bogdanovic (8) watch during the first half of an NBA basketball game in Chicago, Friday, Dec. 1, 2017. (AP Photo/Jeff Haynes)

    Kings extend Bulls' skid to 8 games with 107-106 win

    Zach Randolph scores 25 to lead Kings to 107-106 win over Bulls, extending Chicago's skid to 8 games

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    Naperville Central towers over Glenbard North

    Naperville Central defeated Glenbard North in a DuPage Valley Conference boys basketball game.

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    Hersey’s defense tries to stop Wheeling’s Phil Bucko on a drive to the basket in the second half Friday at Hersey.

    Hersey survives Wheeling’s big rally

    Hersey’s boys basketball team led 42-24 against Wheeling with 4:31 left in both teams’ Mid-Suburban East opener, yet Hersey barely hung on to a 48-42 win. Welcome to the Mid-Suburban East conference race.

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    Lake Park gets lesson and OT win at Waubonsie Valley

    Lake Park defeated Waubonsie Valley in overtime in a DuPage Valley Conference boys basketball game.

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    San Jose Sharks defenseman Dylan DeMelo (74) goes to the ice as Florida Panthers center Nick Bjugstad (27) pursues during the second period of an NHL hockey game, Friday, Dec. 1, 2017, in Sunrise, Fla. (AP Photo/Joe Skipper)

    Tierney scores in 3rd to help Sharks beat Panthers 2-1

    Chris Tierney scored in the third period to lift the San Jose Sharks over the Florida Panthers 2-1

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    Jacobs gets past Huntley

    Kerri Healy led a balanced scoring attack with 12 points as Jacobs downed Huntley 44-42 Friday night in a Fox Valley Conference girls basketball game.

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    FILE - In this Sept. 2, 2009, file photo, Houston Astros' Aaron Boone hustles down the first base line during the eighth inning of a baseball game against the Chicago Cubs at Wrigley Field in Chicago. A person familiar with the decision says the New York Yankees have picked ESPN broadcaster Boone to succeed Joe Girardi as manager. The person spoke on condition of anonymity Friday, Dec. 1,2017, because the decision had not been announced by the team. Now 44, Boone has never been a manager or even a coach at any level since retiring as a player after the 2009 season. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast, File)

    AP source: Boone picked by Yankees as next manager

    A person familiar with the decision says the New York Yankees have picked ESPN broadcaster Aaron Boone to succeed Joe Girardi as manager

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    Fast finish carries Warren past Stevenson

    Kaylen Dickson (17 points) made four straight free throws as Warren’s girls basketball team survived a late Stevenson rally to win 33-28 in North Suburban Conference play Friday.

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    Ottawa Senators left wing Ryan Dzingel (18) scores the winning goal past New York Islanders goalie Jaroslav Halak (41) during the third period of an NHL hockey game, Friday, Dec. 1, 2017, in New York. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)

    Dzingel scores 2 to lift Senators past Islanders, 6-5

    Ryan Dzingel's second goal of the game snapped a tie early in third period and the Ottawa Senators ended a seven-game losing streak with a wild 6-5 win over the New York Islanders

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    Charlotte Hornets' Michael Kidd-Gilchrist (14) passes over Miami Heat's Dion Waiters during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Friday, Dec. 1, 2017, in Miami. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)

    Richardson's career night lifts Heat past Hornets, 105-100

    Josh Richardson scored a career-high 27 points, Dion Waiters added 19 and Miami shook off a horrendous start to beat Charlotte 105-100

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    McDonald’s free throws lift Geneva over Bartlett

    Geneva’s boys basketball team defeated Bartlett 71-64 in an Upstate Eight crossover game Friday night.

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    Columbus Blue Jackets' Josh Anderson, right, celebrates his goal against the Anaheim Ducks with teammate Jack Johnson during the third period of an NHL hockey game Friday, Dec. 1, 2017, in Columbus, Ohio. (AP Photo/Jay LaPrete)

    Anderson scores late in 3rd to lift Jackets over Ducks 4-2

    Josh Anderson scored late in the third period to lift the Columbus Blue Jackets over the Anaheim Ducks 4-2

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    Hersey’s Emily Collins delivers despite pressure from Wheeling’s Nosa Igiehon in the second half of Hersey’s 45-31 victory over visiting Wheeling.

    Collins comes through as Hersey tops Wheeling

    Sparked by junior guard Emily Collins (game-high 11 points), Hersey used an 18-2 run in the third quarter to pull away to a 45-31 triumph over visiting Wheeling in the Mid-Suburban East girls basketball opener.

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    Bradley cruises to 67-5 win over Eastern Illinois

    Elijah Childs scored 14 points to go with nine rebounds, Dwayne Lautier-Ogunleye got his first career double-double and Bradley slipped past Eastern Illinois for a 67-56 win

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    Indiana Pacers guard Cory Joseph (6) drives to the net past Toronto Raptors forward Pascal Siakam (43) (Chris Dillmann/Vail Daily via AP)

    DeMar DeRozan scores 26 points, Raptors top Pacers 120-115

    DeMar DeRozan scored 26 points, Jakob Poeltl made all eight of his field goal attempts and had a career-high 18 points and the Toronto Raptors beat the Indiana Pacers 120-115 for their sixth straight home victory

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    Lake Zurich’s Joe Heffernan, left, and Waukegan’s Ja’Dyn Brown fight for a rebound.

    Images: Lake Zurich vs. Waukegan boys basketball

    The Lake Zurich Bears hosted the Waukegan Bulldogs for boys basketball action on Friday, Dec. 1 in Lake Zurich.

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    Wolves fall in OT to IceHogs

    The Chicago Wolves rallied with 3 consecutive goals, but Rockford IceHogs center Vinnie Hinostroza scored 37 seconds into overtime to cement a 4-3 Illinois Lottery Cup victory Friday night at BMO Harris Bank Center.

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    Wrestling: Stevenson surges past Mundelein

    Stevenson’s wrestling team went on a stunning 35-point streak of unanswered points to win going away against Mundelein by a final score of 57-16.

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    Larkin battles past Streamwood

    Larkin defeated Streamwood 62-57 Friday night in Upstate Eight River boys basketball action.

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    Willowbrook falls to Proviso East in OT

    Willowbrook lost in overtime to Proviso East in a West Suburban Conference Gold Division boys basketball game.

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    Wrestling: Maine West steps up against Vernon Hills

    Right from the beginning, the Vernon Hills-Maine West wrestling dual took on that end-to-end, all-action feel to it, with both teams trying to unbalance the other. Jake Bellizzi settled this Friday night thriller with his fall at 1:55 to help the Warriors to a 43-31 victory in a Central Suburban North opener.

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    Chicago Christian’s Anna Schnyders, left, battles for a loose ball with Timothy Christian’s Abby Carstensen, right, during girls basketball action in Elmhurst.

    Images: Timothy Christian vs. Chicago Christian, basketball

    Timothy Christian hosted Chicago Christian for girls and boys baksetball in their new gymnasium on Dec.1, 2017 in Elmhurst.

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    Pittsburgh Penguins goalie Tristan Jarry makes a glove save during the third period of an NHL hockey game against the Buffalo Sabres, Friday Dec. 1, 2017, in Buffalo, N.Y. (AP Photo/Jeffrey T. Barnes)

    Jarry makes 34 saves for 1st shutout, Pens beat Sabres 4-0

    Tristan Jarry made 34 saves for his first career shutout, Sidney Crosby extended his point streak to five games and the Pittsburgh Penguins beat the Buffalo Sabres 4-0 for their third straight victory

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    St Charles North’s Leilauni Chanthaboury intercepts a St. Charles East pass in the fourth quarter Friday at North High School.

    Images: St. Charles North vs. St. Charles East basketball

    St. Charles North hosted rival St. Charles East for a girls and boys basketball doubleheader on Friday, Dec. 1.

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    College Basketball Scores

    Friday, Dec. 1EAST Army 81, UMBC 70 Manhattan 70, Holy Cross 54 Navy 82, Delaware 76 Pittsburgh 76, Duquesne 64 Towson 67, La Salle 60 Wagner 78, Fairfield 76 SOUTH Alcorn St. 89, Rust College 50 Grambling St. 64, Georgia Tech 63 High Point 90, Johnson & Wales (NC) 54 Louisiana-Lafayette 105, Nicholls 80 Marist 100, The Citadel 91 North Carolina 85, Davidson 75 Purdue 80, Maryland 75 Stetson 85, Edward Waters 52 MIDWEST Bradley 67, E. Illinois 56 Cent. Michigan 70, Jackson St. 63 Ohio 80, Coppin St. 37 SOUTHWEST Texas A&M-CC 80, Texas Lutheran University 42 ___

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    Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry (30) celebrates in front of Orlando Magic center Nikola Vucevic, right, after assisting on a three-point basket by Klay Thompson during the second half of an NBA basketball game Friday, Dec. 1, 2017, in Orlando, Fla. (AP Photo/Phelan M. Ebenhack)

    Thompson has 27 points, Warriors rout Magic 133-112

    Klay Thompson scored 27 points, Kevin Durant had 25 and Steph Curry 23 to help the Golden State Warriors rout the Orlando Magic 133-112

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    St. Charles North’s Anna Tate, right, and Anna Davern celebrate their comeback win over St. Charles East Friday.

    St. Charles North turns up pressure, stymies St. Charles East

    St. Charles North’s girls basketball team rallied from a 10-point deficit to beat St. Charles East 43-36 Friday night.

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    Tomas Jurco wasn’t pleased with his demotion to the Rockford IceHogs, but says it has been good for him.

    Rockford IceHogs seeing more success this season

    The Rockford IceHogs — the Chicago Blackhawks’ AHL affiliate — are having a much better season than the 2016-17 campaign. Of course, it helps to have a new coach and new energy with many players who believe they can one day make the NHL.

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    New York Rangers right wing Michael Grabner (40) scores a goal past Carolina Hurricanes goalie Scott Darling (33) during the second period of an NHL hockey game Friday, Dec. 1, 2017, at Madison Square Garden in New York. (AP Photo/Bill Kostroun)

    Grabner scores 3 to lead Rangers in 5-1 win over Hurricanes

    Michael Grabner scored three goals, including two late empty-netters, to lead the New York Rangers to a 5-1 victory over the Carolina Hurricanes

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    BC-BKC--E. Illinois-Bradley Box

    BC-BKC--E. Illinois-Bradley Box BRADLEY 67, E. ILLINOIS 56E. ILLINOIS (2-5) Dama 7-14 6-7 20, Lewis 4-12 2-2 13, Goodwin 2-11 0-0 5, Crossland 2-7 1-2 5, Starks 1-8 2-2 4, Jones 0-1 0-0 0, Diallo 1-1 0-0 2, Jackson 2-4 3-9 7, Chavers 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 19-58 14-22 56. BRADLEY (7-1) Thomas 1-2 0-0 2, Bar 3-4 0-0 6, Lautier-Ogunleye 4-8 3-3 13, Brown 4-10 2-2 11, Kennell 2-4 2-2 6, van Bree 0-0 0-0 0, Childs 6-9 1-2 14, McGlaston 1-4 0-0 3, Hodgson 3-5 5-7 12, Stipanovich 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 24-46 13-16 67. Halftime_Bradley 25-22. 3-Point Goals_E. Illinois 4-23 (Lewis 3-10, Goodwin 1-8, Jones 0-1, Dama 0-1, Starks 0-1, Crossland 0-2), Bradley 6-16 (Lautier-Ogunleye 2-4, McGlaston 1-2, Childs 1-2, Hodgson 1-2, Brown 1-4, Kennell 0-2). Fouled Out_None. Rebounds_E. Illinois 29 (Goodwin 8), Bradley 38 (Lautier-Ogunleye 10). Assists_E. Illinois 11 (Lewis, Starks 3), Bradley 12 (Brown 4). Total Fouls_E. Illinois 19, Bradley 22. A_5,275 (11,433).

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

    BC-BKC--E. Illinois-Bradley Long Box BRADLEY 67, E. ILLINOIS 56FGFTRebE. ILLINOISMinM-AM-AO-TAPFPTSDama337-146-73-70320Goodwin362-110-01-8125Lewis384-122-22-23313Crossland282-71-24-4245Starks321-82-23-5344Jackson212-43-91-3237Jones80-10-00-0000Diallo41-10-00-0002Chavers--0-00-00-0000Totals20019-5814-2214-29111956 Percentages: FG .328, FT .636. 3-Point Goals: 4-23, .174 (Lewis 3-10, Goodwin 1-8, Dama 0-1, Jones 0-1, Starks 0-1, Crossland 0-2). Team Rebounds: 1. Team Turnovers: 11 (22 PTS). Blocked Shots: 2 (Diallo, Starks). Turnovers: 11 (Jackson 4, Goodwin 3, Starks 2, Crossland, Dama). Steals: 8 (Jackson 3, Lewis 2, Crossland, Goodwin, Starks). Technical Fouls: None. FGFTRebBRADLEYMinM-AM-AO-TAPFPTSThomas211-20-01-4242Bar253-40-00-2046Brown334-102-20-24111Kennell252-42-20-2136Lautier-Ogunleye294-83-30-102313Hodgson253-55-70-33212Childs226-91-25-90214McGlaston131-40-01-4003Stipanovich40-00-01-1020van Bree30-00-00-1010Totals20024-4613-168-38122267 Percentages: FG .522, FT .813. 3-Point Goals: 6-16, .375 (Lautier-Ogunleye 2-4, Childs 1-2, Hodgson 1-2, McGlaston 1-2, Brown 1-4, Kennell 0-2). Team Rebounds: 1. Team Turnovers: 21 (11 PTS). Blocked Shots: 4 (Thomas 2, Childs, McGlaston). Turnovers: 21 (Bar 4, Brown 4, Lautier-Ogunleye 4, McGlaston 3, Thomas 3, Kennell 2, Childs). Steals: 6 (Bar, Brown, Childs, Kennell, Lautier-Ogunleye, McGlaston). Technical Fouls: None. E. Illinois2234-56Bradley2542-67 A_5,275 (11,433).

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    Chicago Christian’s Anna Schnyders, left, battles for a loose ball with Timothy Christian’s Abby Carstensen, right, during girls basketball action in Elmhurst.

    A grand opening for Timothy Christian

    Timothy Christian defeated Chicago Christian in a Metro Suburan Conference Red Division girls basketball game.

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    Otero agrees with Indians at $1.3M, Almonte at $825,000

    Right-hander Dan Otero agreed to a $1.3 million, one-year contract with the Cleveland Indians, who reached an $825,000, one-year deal with outfielder Abraham Almonte

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    Romine agrees to $1.05 million deal with Mariners

    Utilityman Andrew Romine and the Seattle Mariners have agreed to a $1.05 million, one-year contract for the 2018 season, while the club chose not to tender contracts to pitchers Drew Smyly and Shae Simmons

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    Purdue center Isaac Haas, left, shoots over Maryland forward Bruno Fernando, of Angola, in the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in College Park, Md., Friday, Dec. 1, 2017. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

    Haas scores 21 as Purdue holds on to beat Maryland 80-75

    Isaac Haas scored 21 points, Dakota Mathias added 20 and Purdue opened defense of its Big Ten regular season title by holding off Maryland 80-75

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    Blake Wood, Angels agree to $1.45M, 1-year contract

    Right-hander Blake Wood reached agreement on a $1.45 million, one-year with the Los Angeles Angels to avoid salary arbitration

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    FILE - In this Nov. 19, 2015, file photo, Japan's starter Shohei Otani pitches against South Korea during the first inning of their semifinal game at the Premier12 world baseball tournament at Tokyo Dome in Tokyo. A person familiar with the decision says Major League Baseball owners on Friday, Dec. 1, 2017, have approved a new posting agreement with their Japanese counterparts in a move that allows bidding to start for coveted pitcher and outfielder Shohei Ohtani. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because no announcement had been made. (AP Photo/Shizuo Kambayashi, File)

    MLB approves Japan deal, allowing Ohtani bidding to start

    Major League Baseball owners voted unanimously to approve a new posting agreement with their Japanese counterparts, a move that allowed bidding to start for coveted pitcher and outfielder Shohei Ohtani

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    Righty Mike Morin, Royals reach $750,000, 1-year deal

    Right-hander Mike Morin agreed to a $750,000, one-year contract with the Kansas City Royals, while the team declined to offer a big league deal to outfielder Terrance Gore and then reached a minor league agreement

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    Swanson, Agnew ruled out for Detroit against Baltimore

    Detroit Lions center Travis Swanson has been ruled out of Sunday's game at Baltimore

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    Washington Wizards forward Markieff Morris, left, dunks in front of Detroit Pistons guard Luke Kennard, right, during the second half of an NBA basketball game, Friday, Dec. 1, 2017, in Washington. Wizards guard Bradley Beal is at center. The Wizards won 109-91. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)

    Morris, Satoransky lead Wizards to 109-91 rout of Pistons

    Markieff Morris shook off his recent struggles to score 23 points, Tomas Satoransky added a career-high 17 points off the bench, and Washington Wizards beat the Detroit Pistons 109-91

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    Blue Jays acquire Aledmys Diaz from Cardinals

    The Toronto Blue Jays have acquired infielder Aledmys Diaz from the St. Louis Cardinals in exchange for minor league outfielder J.B. Woodman

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    Tigers aren't tendering contract to reliever Bruce Rondon

    The Detroit Tigers are not tendering a contract to right-hander Bruce Rondon

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    Rangers don't tender contracts to Hanser Alberto, 3 pitchers

    Rangers have decided not to tender contracts to three right-handed pitchers and infielder Hanser Alberto

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    Phillip Fulmer follows University of Tennessee Chancellor Beverly Davenport into a press conference, Friday, Dec. 1, 2017, in Knoxville, Tenn., where he was named athletic director at the university. The university placed former AD John Currie on paid leave amid what has been a tumultuous and embarrassing football coaching search. (Calvin Mattheis/Knoxville News Sentinel via AP)

    Tennessee names Fulmer AD, places Currie on paid leave

    Tennessee has named Phillip Fulmer athletic director and placed John Currie on paid leave amid what has been a tumultuous and embarrassing football coaching search

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    Chicago Bears’ Mitchell Trubisky is embracing his role as team leader as the Bears try and regroup from their blowout loss to the Eagles. “I feel like I know how to handle these situations,” Trubisky said.

    Chicago Bears’ Trubisky embracing leadership role

    Although he’s just a 23-year-old rookie, Mitch Trubisky realizes that, as the Bears’ quarterback, there’s a leadership role that comes along with the job, especially after a blowout loss. “I feel like I know how to handle these situations,” Trubisky said.

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    Chicago Bulls guard Justin Holiday, left, tried to take the blame for Thursday’s tough loss to Denver, but coach Fred Hoiberg disagreed.

    Holiday tries to accept blame for Bulls’ last-second loss in Denver

    After a frustrating last-second loss in Denver on Thursday, Bulls guard Justin Holiday put the blame on himself for some defensive mistakes. Bulls coach Fred Hoiberg disagreed.

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    Penn State promotes Rahne to offensive coordinator, QB coach

    Penn State has promoted Ricky Rahne to offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach to replace Joe Moorhead, who left the Nittany Lions to become head coach at Mississippi State

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    Cubs non-tender former closer Hector Rondon

    The Cubs have non-tendered right-hander Hector Rondon, parting with one of the most accomplished closers in franchise history

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    Veteran catcher Welington Castillo, 30, has signed a two-year contract with the Chicago White Sox.

    Chicago White Sox sign catcher Castillo to 2-year deal

    In need of a veteran presence behind the plate, the Chicago White Sox signed 30-year-old catcher Welington Castillo to a two-year, $15 million contract on Friday.

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    Texas Rangers relief pitcher Dario Alvarez has agreed to a one-year deal with the Cubs.

    Chicago Cubs sign reliever Alvarez to 1-year contract

    The Chicago Cubs signed left-handed reliever Dario Alvarez to a one-year contract Friday and decided not to tender a 2018 contract to relief pitcher Hector Rondon.

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    FILE - In this Oct. 29, 2016, file photo, Florida State coach Jimbo Fisher shouts instructions during the team's NCAA college football game against Clemson in Tallahassee, Fla. Two people with direct knowledge of the decision say Fisher has resigned to take the same job at Texas A&M. Fisher handed in his resignation after a meeting with university President John Thrasher on Friday, Dec. 1, 2017. according to the people who spoke on condition of anonymity because Florida State had not announced the move. (AP Photo/Mark Wallheiser, File)

    Jimbo Fisher resigns at Florida State to take Texas A&M job

    Jimbo Fisher resigns as Florida State's head football coach to accept the same job at Texas A&M

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    SEC Commissioner Greg Sankey speaks with the media during an NCAA college football news conference for the Southeastern Conference championship game at the Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta, Friday, Dec. 1, 2017. Auburn and Georgia meet on Saturday for the SEC title. (Joshua L. Jones,/Athens Banner-Herald via AP)

    SEC moving preseason football media event to Atlanta in 2018

    The Southeastern Conference will move its preseason media gathering to Atlanta next year, the first time it's been held outside of the Birmingham area since 1985

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    FILE - In this Oct. 14, 2017, file photo, Memphis quarterback Riley Ferguson (4) passes as he is pressured by Navy safety Juan Hailey (13) in the first half of an NCAA college football game, in Memphis, Tenn. Wide receiver Anthony Miller came to Memphis as a local preferred walk-on. Quarterback Riley Ferguson started at the Southeastern Conference school on the other side of the state before Mike Norvell lured him to town. Together, they've helped the 16th-ranked Tigers reach the American Athletic Conference championship against No. 12 UCF with a chance at the program's best season ever.(AP Photo/Mark Humphrey, File)

    No. 16 Memphis, No. 12 UCF vie for AAC title and respect

    The American Athletic Conference championship game boasts the best winning percentage of this weekend's 10 Football Bowl Subdivision conference title game matchups

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    Phillip Fulmer smiles during a press conference, Friday, Dec. 1, 2017, in Knoxville, Tenn., where he was named athletic director at the University of Tennessee. The university placed former AD John Currie on paid leave amid what has been a tumultuous and embarrassing football coaching search. (Calvin Mattheis/Knoxville News Sentinel via AP)

    Column: Tennessee will need years to recover from past week

    Column: After a tumultuous week, Phillip Fulmer returns as Tennessee's AD but it's going to take years to recover from a football coaching search that turned into a Dumpster fire

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    Jets CB Burris out for game vs. Chiefs with concussion

    New York Jets backup cornerback Juston Burris has been ruled out against the Kansas City Chiefs on Sunday because of a concussion

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    Chicago Bears’ Sam Acho, right, played 82 percent of the snaps (64) last week as the short-handed defense looked to fill the void left by injured Leonard Floyd.

    Chicago Bears’ Acho, McPhee stepping up for defense

    With starting outside linebacker Leonard Floyd (knee) on injured reserve, Sam Acho and Pernell McPhee were on the field last week more than usual for the short-handed defense. Both will be counted on again this week against the 49ers.

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    Trufant won't play vs Vikings; Falcons do get Poole back

    The Atlanta Falcons will be without Desmond Trufant against Minnesota as the former Pro Bowl cornerback recovers from a concussion

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    Seattle Seahawks running back Eddie Lacy, right, has his jersey pulled by San Francisco 49ers defensive end Ronald Blair during the first half of an NFL football game Sunday, Nov. 26, 2017, in Santa Clara, Calif. (AP Photo/Don Feria)

    Seahawks hoping for improved ground game vs Eagles

    The Seattle Seahawks are still struggling on the ground

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    College Basketball Schedule

    All Times ESTSaturday, Dec. 2EAST Fairleigh Dickinson at Iona, 1 p.m. Bryant at New Hampshire, 1 p.m. Maine at Fordham, 2 p.m. St. Bonaventure at Buffalo, 2 p.m. Robert Morris at Siena, 2 p.m. CCSU at Brown, 2 p.m. Quinnipiac at Lafayette, 2 p.m. Colgate at Binghamton, 2 p.m. Loyola (Md.) at Mount St. Mary's, 4 p.m. Cornell at Northeastern, 4 p.m. American U. at Md.-Eastern Shore, 4 p.m. Rider at Drexel, 4 p.m. Monmouth (NJ) at UConn, 4 p.m. Dartmouth at Canisius, 4 p.m. Sacred Heart at St. John's, 4:30 p.m. Providence at Rhode Island, 5 p.m. Villanova at Saint Joseph's, 5:30 p.m. Vermont at Bucknell, 7 p.m. Columbia at Albany (NY), 7 p.m. Boston College at Hartford, 7 p.m. St. Francis (Pa.) at Stony Brook, 7 p.m. SOUTH Lehigh at Virginia, Noon SC State at NC State, Noon UNC-Greensboro at Liberty, 1 p.m. Radford at VMI, 1 p.m. Green Bay at Belmont, 2 p.m. Virginia Tech at Mississippi, 2 p.m. UMass at South Carolina, 2 p.m. Reinhardt at Winthrop, 2 p.m. Williams Baptist at New Orleans, 3 p.m. Fayetteville State at Longwood, 3 p.m. SC-Upstate at Gardner-Webb, 3 p.m. South Dakota at Duke, 3:30 p.m. Harvard at Kentucky, 3:30 p.m. William & Mary at Savannah St., 4 p.m. NC A&T at Presbyterian, 4 p.m. Richmond at Wake Forest, 4 p.m. Alabama A&M at Austin Peay, 4:30 p.m. UT Martin at Chattanooga, 5 p.m. Wright St. at W. Kentucky, 5 p.m. Tennessee Wesleyan at Georgia Southern, 5 p.m. Tennessee Tech at Furman, 5 p.m. Mercer at Memphis, 5 p.m. Delaware St. at East Carolina, 5 p.m. Jacksonville at E. Kentucky, 6 p.m. Bowling Green at Norfolk St., 6 p.m. Middle Tennessee at Florida Gulf Coast, 7 p.m. Bethune-Cookman at FAU, 7 p.m. Morehead St. at N. Kentucky, 7 p.m. South Florida at Appalachian St., 7 p.m. St. Peter's at Elon, 7 p.m. Miles at Louisiana Tech, 7 p.m. Lamar at Coastal Carolina, 7 p.m. Akron at Marshall, 7 p.m. Trinity Baptist at North Florida, 7 p.m. SE Missouri at NC Central, 7 p.m. South Alabama at FIU, 7 p.m. Old Dominion at VCU, 7 p.m. Florida A&M at Murray St., 8 p.m. Princeton at Miami, 8 p.m. Lipscomb at Tennessee St., 8 p.m. Charlotte at James Madison, 8 p.m. MIDWEST Cincinnati at Xavier, Noon Indiana at Michigan, 12:30 p.m. Georgia at Marquette, 2 p.m. Saint Louis at Butler, 2 p.m. Oakland City at Evansville, 2 p.m. IUPUI at Ball St., 2 p.m. Youngstown St. at DePaul, 2 p.m. Oakland at W. Michigan, 2 p.m. N. Illinois at Chicago St., 3:05 p.m. Montana St. at Milwaukee, 4 p.m. Tulsa at Illinois St., 4 p.m. San Jose St. at S. Illinois, 4 p.m. Ill.-Chicago at Loyola of Chicago, 4 p.m. Penn St. at Iowa, 5 p.m. Ohio St. at Wisconsin, 5 p.m. Syracuse vs. Kansas at Miami, Fla., 5:30 p.m. Cleveland St. at Kent St., 7 p.m. Texas Southern at Toledo, 7 p.m. Missouri St. vs. S. Dakota St. at Sioux Falls, S.D., 8 p.m. Miami (Ohio) at W. Illinois, 8 p.m. SOUTHWEST Wichita St. at Baylor, 2 p.m. Rio Grande at Rice, 3 p.m. Oral Roberts at UALR, 4 p.m. Louisiana-Monroe at Stephen F. Austin, 4:30 p.m. Yale at TCU, 5 p.m. Schreiner at Abilene Christian, 5 p.m.

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    New Montana football coach Bobby Hauck speaks during a press conference Friday, Dec. 1, 2017, at the University of Montana in Missoula, Mont. Beside Hauck is Montana athletic director Kent Haslam. (Kurt Wilson/The Missoulian via AP)

    Hauck back as Montana football coach with 3-year contract

    Bobby Hauck is back as football coach at Montana, a program he coached to three FCS national championship games during a prior tenure also marked by several high-profile instances of player misbehavior

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    Ole Miss guard Sessom out for season

    Ole Miss senior guard Shandricka Sessom is out for season with a torn knee ligament

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    Porto and Benfica draw 0-0 in Portuguese league

    Porto lost ground at the top of the Portuguese league after a 0-0 draw against rival Benfica on Friday

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    FILE- In this Sunday, Nov. 26, 2017, New York Jets wide receiver Robby Anderson, top, goes up to make a touchdown catch as Carolina Panthers strong safety Mike Adams (29) and cornerback James Bradberry (24) defend during the first half of an NFL football game in East Rutherford, N.J. Anderson is becoming one of the most exciting players in the NFL with touchdown receptions in five straight games for the Jets. (AP Photo/Bill Kostroun, File)

    Robby Anderson establishing himself as go-to guy for Jets

    Robby Anderson is quickly establishing himself as a go-to guy with a knack for scoring in his second season with the New York Jets

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    Wisconsin head coach Paul Chryst, left, talks with Ohio State head coach Urban Meyer during a news conference for the Big Ten Conference championship NCAA college football game, Friday, Dec. 1, 2017, in Indianapolis. Wisconsin will play Ohio State on Saturday for the championship. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)

    Ohio St QB Barrett likely to play vs Badgers despite surgery

    Ohio State coach Urban Meyer says quarterback J.T. Barrett has been cleared to play in the Big Ten championship game less than one week after having knee surgery

Business

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    FILE - In this April 7, 2014, file photo, Bitcoin logos are displayed at the Inside Bitcoins conference and trade show in New York. A federal regulator gave the go ahead on Friday, Dec. 1, 2017, to the CME Group to start trading bitcoin futures later this month, the first time the digital currency will be traded on a Wall Street exchange and subject to federal oversight. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)

    Federal regulator gives OK for bitcoin futures to trade

    A federal regulator gave the go ahead on Friday to the CME Group to start trading bitcoin futures later month, the first time the digital currency will be traded on a Wall Street exchange and subject to federal oversight

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    FILE - In this Oct. 19, 2017 file photo, a brigade from the Electric Power Authority repairs distribution lines damaged by Hurricane Maria in the Cantera community of San Juan, Puerto Rico. Puerto Rico's government scored a big win in court Monday, Nov. 13, 2017 after a judge rejected the appointment of a former military officer to oversee the U.S. territory's troubled power company. (AP Photo/Carlos Giusti, File)

    Montana company sues over payments for Puerto Rico grid work

    A small Montana company that landed and lost a $300 million contract to restore Puerto Rico's hurricane-shattered electric grid is suing a subcontractor for allegedly interfering with tens of millions of dollars in payments

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    This Tuesday, May 2, 2017, photo shows Macy's corporate signage at its flagship store in Manhattan, in New York. Macy's is hiring an extra 7,000 seasonal associates this holiday season, saying traffic in its department stores nationwide has been high. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews)

    Macy's plans to hire 7,000 extra seasonal workers

    Macy's plans to hire 7,000 extra seasonal workers, primarily for part-time positions

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    The Shangri-La Spa & Sauna could become the fifth St. Charles massage business to close because of prostitution allegations.

    St. Charles mayor sticks with ruling that may close spa

    St. Charles Mayor Ray Rogina announced he still believes there is enough evidence to close a local spa where an undercover sting resulted in a prostitution arrest earlier this year.

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    President Donald Trump speaks about tax reform Wednesday, Nov. 29, 2017, in St. Charles, Mo. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)

    Would Trump really pay more under the tax bill? Not likely

    Trump keeps telling voters that he's hiking taxes on himself, but the facts suggest otherwise

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    Target is looking to attract more men to its stores and is adding merchandise, from craft beer to clothing, to do so.

    With beer and beard wax as bait, Target lures guys to its stores

    Guys have never really cottoned to Target. Women make up about 55 percent of the chain’s core customers, according to an industry study by market researcher Magid, a greater share than that at competitors Wal-Mart Stores Inc. or Costco Wholesale Corp.

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    Ulta Beauty held a grand opening at its new Mundelein Crossings store last month.

    Ulta Beauty reports mixed earnings

    Ulta Beauty Inc. reported Friday that its third quarter earnings are up despite the fact that its same-store sales were down over last year.

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    John B. Sanfilippo & Son Inc. in Elgin said it is expanding its product line with the purchase of Squirrel Brand, a company that started in 1888.

    Elgin nut company buys Squirrel Brand

    John B. Sanfilippo & Son Inc. said it is expanding its product line with the purchase of Squirrel Brand, a company that started in 1888.

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    Camping World in Wauconda. CEO Marcus Lemonis turned Camping World into a multibillion-dollar RV company nationwide.

    Lincolnshire’s Camping World declares special dividend

    Camping World Holdings Inc. said Friday that its board of directors declared a cash dividend.

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    Subaru to spend $140M for SUV production at Indiana factory

    Subaru says it will boost SUV production at an Indiana factory with a $140 million investment and up to 200 additional jobs

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    Linda McMahon

    What I learned about business from a Girl Scout cookie entrepreneur
    Julia Vieira Reis, a 12-year-old Girl Scout sold more than 2,000 boxes of cookies, which earned her recognition as one of the nation’s top cookie sellers of 2017. I got to meet Julia when she interviewed me about how my Girl Scout experience prepared me for my career in business.

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    New leader selected for Indiana's agriculture department

    An agriculture industry official has been selected as the new director of the Indiana State Department of Agriculture

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    The app MeasureKit shows the wireframe model and other face data that the iPhone X opens to developers.

    Analysis: The privacy issue when Apple shares your face with apps

    Poop that mimics your facial expressions was just the beginning. It’s going to hit the fan when the face-mapping tech that powers the iPhone X’s cutesy “Animoji” starts being used for creepier purposes.

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    Grains higher, livestock mixed

    CHICAGO (AP) - Grain futures were higher Friday in early trading on the Chicago Board of Trade. Wheat for Dec. delivery was down .20 cent at $4.09 a bushel; Dec corn gained .60 cent to 3.4240 a bushel; December oats lost 2 cents at $2.4560 a bushel while Jan. soybeans was up 3 cents at $9.8860 a bushel. Beef was lower and pork was higher on the Chicago Mercantile Exchange. December live cattle was down .70 cent at $1.1920 a pound; January feeder cattle lost .40 cent at $1.5378 a pound; December lean hogs gained .58 cent at $.6485 a pound.

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    Indiana doctor sentenced to probation in 'pill mill' case

    An Indiana doctor accused of operating a "pill mill" has been sentenced to more than 10 years of probation but no time behind bars under a plea agreement with prosecutors

Life & Entertainment

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    Zakaria: What if Trump knows his base better than we do?

    Columnist Fareed Zakaria: Watching the Republican tax plan race through Congress, one is reminded of a big apparent difference between Donald Trump’s program and other populist movements in the Western world.

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    Put slots at O’Hare
    A Mount Prospect letter to the editor: All of us that live in Cook County are sick of all the taxes both old, new and those yet to come.

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    Fighting sex abuse
    An Arlington Heights letter to the editor: This 80-year-old ‘me too’ lady deplores the election in Alabama of a pervert who when elected gives a green light to others of his ilk.

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    Door swings both ways on political respect
    A Bartlett letter to the editor: The Nov. 24 column from Kathleen Parker reinforces the public’s low opinion of the media.

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    Powerful and unscathed
    A Naperville letter to the editor: Every day we hear about another male Hollywood celebrity, politician or TV personality going down due to accusations and even occasional self-admittances of sexual harassment.

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    Not-so-great expectations anymore
    Had Trump not intruded before Hillary could complete the “fundamental transformation” of America, which Obama had promised eight years before, I would not now be writing. Solar panels would take forever to power up my computer. Trump’s election, and the prospect of an America awash in oil and bulging with coal led me to a state of quiet eagerness. I thought that with a Republican Congress and a pragmatic nationalist in the White House, surely Obama’s progressivist vision could be jettisoned. Not so. I have lowered my expectations.The swamp is not so easily drained. Obama seeded it with a multitude of GMOs (governmentally minded operatives), who resist Trump’s efforts at every turn, like thick mangroves. Obamacare, like a zombie, refuses to die — principally because it is, in fact, already dead, and only a system of elaborate subsidies and mandates keeps it from breathing its last.Wherever he could, Trump has reversed Obama’s brave-new-world social directives. Regulations have been cut asunder, freeing the stock market to climb stratospherically. Like a hot-air balloon, the stock market may rise to its own prudent level, or like a cannon ball, it may fall back to earth. It all depends on whether tax-reform legislation passes Congress. If the “ayes” win, America will be on its wobbly way back to greatness; if the “nays” prevail, the economy will sputter and retreat, the media will write Trump’s political obituary, and nothing new will have happened since the heady days of Trump’s accession. My guess is that the Senate will fail to pass the tax-reform bill. My expectation is that the Republicans will accomplish exactly nothing. Forget greatness, or even mediocrity; I will settle for futility.In 2018, I will vote Republican to make futility inevitable and permanent.Alexander LeeWest Chicago

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    Congress must act to protect net neutrality
    A Sugar Grove letter to the editor: We are in an age when government oversight is questioned on a daily basis, but in the case of net neutrality, it is absolutely necessary.

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