Daily Archive : Friday December 8, 2017

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    FILE - In this Nov. 19, 2015, file photo, Japan's starter Shohei Ohtani pitches against South Korea during the first inning of their semifinal game at the Premier12 world baseball tournament at Tokyo Dome in Tokyo.Japanese star Shohei Ohtani is bringing his arm and bat to the Los Angeles Angels, pairing him with two-time MVP Mike Trout. Ohtani's agent put out a statement Friday, Dec. 8, 2017, saying the prized two-way player had decided to sign with the Angels, a surprise winner over Seattle, Texas and several other teams. (AP Photo/Shizuo Kambayashi, File)

    Japanese pitcher-hitter Shohei Ohtani chooses the LA Angels

    Japanese star Shohei Ohtani is bringing his arm and bat to the Los Angeles Angels, pairing him with 2-time MVP Mike Trout.

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    Tigers agree to $6M, 1-year deal with RHP Mike Fiers

    The Detroit Tigers have agreed to a major league deal with right-hander Mike Fiers

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    Vegas Golden Knights goalie Malcolm Subban makes a stop against the Nashville Predators during the second period of an NHL hockey game Friday, Dec. 8, 2017, in Nashville, Tenn. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)

    Oh, brother! Subban vs Subban goes to Vegas goalie in SO

    Malcolm Subban won a matchup of siblings, making 41 saves and then denying all six shootout attempts to lead the Vegas Golden Knights to a 4-3 victory over star defenseman P.K. Subban and the Nashville Predators

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    Sacramento Kings forward Zach Randolph, right, drives to the basket against New Orleans Pelicans center DeMarcus Cousins (0) during the first half of an NBA basketball game in New Orleans, Friday, Dec. 8, 2017. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)

    Randolph leads Kings past Pelicans in OT

    Zach Randolph scored a season-high 35 points, Buddy Hield led a fourth-quarter rally against his former team and the Sacramento Kings beat the New Orleans Pelicans 116-109 in overtime

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    No. 7 UCLA falls to Goodwin, Oklahoma State

    Loryn Goodwin had 27 points, six rebounds and five assists, to help Oklahoma State to a convincing 87-72 victory over No. 7 UCLA

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    Columbus Blue Jackets defenseman Zach Werenski (8) controls the puck in front of New Jersey Devils center Nico Hischier during the second period of an NHL hockey game, Friday, Dec. 8, 2017, in Newark, N.J. The Blue Jackets won 5-3. (AP Photo/Adam Hunger)

    Panarin sets up 5 goals as Blue Jackets beat Devils 5-3

    Artemi Panarin had five primary assists, setting up the Columbus Blue Jackets for a 5-3 victory over the New Jersey Devils and a split of their home-and-home series

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    Left wing Vinnie Hinostroza is returning to the Chicago Blackhawks. The Bartlett native was recalled from Rockford, where he collected 22 points in 23 games for the IceHogs in AHL play this season.

    Chicago Blackhawks call up Bartlett native Vinnie Hinostroza

    Vinnie Hinostroza is finally back with the Chicago Blackhawks, but don’t expect the Bartlett native to save the season.

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    Barrington endures late Hoffman Estates rally

    It’s been said when running a marathon, it’s important to set a pace that can be sustained for the long 26.2-mile journey. The early pace that Barrington set enabled the host Broncos to hold off a furious late finish by Hoffman Estates for a 63-60 Mid-Suburban West victory on Friday night.

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    Boys swimming: Rolling Meadows sinks Buffalo Grove

    The Rolling Meadows boys swim team got a 1-2 finish in the 100-yard backstroke from freshman Lukas Slifierz and senior Jack Keeley late in Friday’s dual meet against Buffalo Grove to pick up a 101-85 victory in a Mid-Suburban East divisional opener.

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    Prospect pieces it together in second half

    Trailing 25-16 at half, Prospect’s girls basketball team couldn’t have had a more productive intermission break. “We were in the locker room and had a motivating talk,” said Knights senior guard Margherite Pettenuzzo. Things came together quite nicely for the Knights, who rallied for a 44-42 triumph over visiting Hersey at the Jean Walker Field House in Mt. Prospect.

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    Swedura, Prospect power past Hersey

    On Ron Ashley Reunion Night at Prospect, the Knights came up with a performance befitting the program’s successful former coach. Senior guard David Swedura scored a game-high 20 points as Prospect cruised past visiting Hersey 60-32 at the Jean Walker Fieldhouse in Mid-Suburban East play Friday.

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    St. Viator wins at Marian Catholic

    St. Viator’s boys basketball team got its East Suburban Catholic Conference slate off to a winning start by topping highly regarded Marian Catholic 62-60 on Friday in Chicago Heights.

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    Brandon Whiteside

    Glenbard South beats Wheaton Academy at the free-throw line

    With the game on the line, Glenbard South hits its free throws

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    Mark Black/mblack@dailyherald.com Ryan Laurenzo Naperville North varsity football head coach during practice on August 14, 2017.

    Laurenzo, Naperville North come from behind to beat Wheaton North

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

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    Lake Zurich enjoys winning reversal vs. Zion-Benton

    Lake Zurich’s boys basketball team was balanced and shot the ball well and knocked down free throws in the closing moments to hold off Zion-Benton in a 67-61 NSC win.

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    Composure’s the key for Grayslake Central against Lakes

    Grayslake Central’s girls basketball team pulled out a 46-36 victory over visiting Lakes in a Northern Lake County Conference game on Friday night.

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    Grayslake North tips Wauconda in OT

    Grayslake North outscored Wauconda 6-2 in overtime to net a 43-39 victory in Northern Lake County Conference girls basketball Friday.

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    St. Edward nips Ridgewood

    AJ Franklin hit for 21 points Friday night as the St. Edward boys basketball team registered a 43-41 Metro Suburban Red win at Ridgewood.

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    West Aurora rolls past East Aurora

    West Aurora defeated East Aurora 70-48 Friday night in an Upstate Eight Valley boys basketball game.

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    Peterson powers a Libertyville win; Ellis, Warren stop Lake Forest

    Drew Peterson poured in 37 points, and Libertyville’s boys basketball team knocked off host Waukegan 63-54 in North Suburban Conference action Friday night.

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    Willowbrook’s Ethan Schuemer (32) drives to the basket against Addison Trail’s Connor Palesch, right, during an 80-48 in Villa Park.

    No ordinary game for Willowbrook

    Willowbrook’s boys basketball team rolled to Friday’s 80-38 West Suburban Gold victory over District 88 rival Addison Trail in Villa Park.

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    Mundelein’s Chibuike Ebube splits Stevenson’s Jackson Qualley, left, and Nick Bonk (23) on Friday night in Lincolnshire.

    More good news for Mundelein

    Mundelein’s boys basketball team rallied from 14 points down in the second quarter to capture a 69-64 decision against Stevenson in Lincolnshire on Friday night.

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    Batavia’s Collin Richter passes around Streamwood’s Keenan Cole in Streamwood Friday night.

    Peterson’s big night lifts Batavia past Streamwood

    Batavia moved to 5-1 for the boys basketball season with a 60-46 win over Streamwood Friday night in an Upstate Eight River game.

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    Chicago Blackhawks center Nick Schmaltz (8) advances the puck as Duncan Keith (2) looks on against the Buffalo Sabres during the first period of an NHL hockey game Friday Dec. 8, 2017, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Matt Marton)

    Chicago Blackhawks’ Forsling seals OT win over Sabres

    The Chicago Blackhawks had to put in more work than some might have expected, but they came out with a 3-2 overtime win over Buffalo at the United Center on Friday night.

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    Marist zones out Carmel

    Marist’s boys basketball team was too tough down the stretch for host Carmel Catholic as the Redhawks prevailed 52-48 in East Suburban Catholic Conference play Friday.

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    Hot-shooting Larkin derails Geneva

    Larkin’s boys basketball team defeated Geneva 58-46 in an Upstate Eight River game Friday night.

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    Palatine’s Johnny O’Shea scrambles for the ball as Fremd’s Luke Seidel tries to avoid stepping on him in the first quarter Friday at Fremd.

    Fremd rolls in this rivalry rout

    Fremd’s boys basketball team shook off poor shooting and ball-handling in the first quarter and went on to topple visiting Palatine 47-21 in the Mid-Suburban West on Friday.

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    Naperville Central gets on a roll against Metea Valley

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

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    Chicago Blackhawks defenseman Gustav Forsling, (42) celebrates with teammates after Forsling scored against the Buffalo Sabres during overtime in an NHL hockey game Friday Dec. 8, 2017, in Chicago. The Blackhawks won 3-2. (AP Photo/Matt Marton)

    Forsling's goal in OT lifts Blackhawks over Sabres, 3-2

    Gustav Forsling scored on a screened shot from the blue line with 4.9 seconds left on the clock in overtime, and the Chicago Blackhawks rallied to beat the Buffalo Sabres 3-2 to snap a five-game losing streak

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    St. Charles East routs Elgin

    St. Charles East rolled to an 80-37 Upstate Eight River boys basketball win over Elgin Friday night.

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    Steel shut out by Cedar Rapids

    Jordan Timmons scored twice, including an empty-netter, and Blake Pietila notched 25 saves, as the Cedar Rapids RoughRiders (8-10-1-0, 17 pts.) shut out the Chicago Steel (10-5-1-2, 23 pts.) 2-0 Friday at Cedar Rapids Ice Arena.

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    Bartlett cruises past West Chicago

    Bartlett defeated West Chicago in an Upstate Eight Conference Valley Division boys basketball game.

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    Aurora Central’s Drye gets 200th in win at ICCP

    Aurora Central Catholic defeated IC Catholic Prep in a Metro Suburban Conference Blue Division boys basketball game.

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    Sycamore deals Kaneland first loss

    Sycamore handed the Kaneland girls basketball team its first loss of the season Friday night, beating the Knights 45-42 in a Northern Illinois Big XII East game in Maple Park.

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    James Madison quarterback Bryan Schor (17) throws a pass as Weber State linebacker Auston Tesch (53) tries to make the sack during the second half of an NCAA college football game in the quarterfinals of the FCS playoffs Friday, Dec. 8, 2017, in Harrisonburg, Va. James Madison won 31-28. (Daniel Lin/Daily News-Record via AP)

    Ratke gives No. 1 James Madison wild 31-28 win over Weber St

    Ethan Ratke kicked a career-long 46-yard field goal on the final play of the game and defending FCS champion James Madison rallied to defeat Weber State 31-28 on Friday night and run its winning streak to 25.

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    Grant makes alums proud against Antioch

    Host Grant was fired up for its alumni night as the Bulldogs faced rival squad Antioch in Northern Lake County Conference wrestling action Friday. Starting with a pin by Sam Maldonado at 138 points, Grant (6-2, 2-0) built a 28-12 lead after 10 matches on the way to capturing a 33-18 NLCC victory over the Sequoits.

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    It’s another keeper for Conant in Fight for the Fin

    Conant’s wrestling program reeled in its seventh straight Fight for the Fin crosstown trophy after a 46-23 victory over Mid-Suburban West wrestling rival Schaumburg on Friday.

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    Chicago Bulls guard Kris Dunn, left, drives to the basket past Charlotte Hornets guard Nicolas Batum in the second half of an NBA basketball game in Charlotte, N.C., Friday, Dec. 8, 2017. Chicago won 119-111. (AP Photo/Nell Redmond)

    Markkanen scores 24, Bulls end skid with OT win over Hornets

    Lauri Markkanen had 24 points and 12 rebounds, and the Chicago Bulls beat the Charlotte Hornets 119-111 in overtime, snapping a 10-game losing streak

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    Palatine’s Sydney Rzepka squeezes between Fremd defenders Emily Klaczek and Olivia Hill for a shot.

    Images: Fremd vs. Palatine, boys and girls basketball

    The Fremd High School boys and girls basketball teams hosted Palatine High School on Friday, Dec. 8, in Palatine.

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    Geneva pulls away from St. Charles North early

    The Geneva girls basketball team used a 23-0 first half run to break open its Upstate Eight Conference River Divsion game against St. Charles North on Friday.

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    Fremd’s Grace Labarge delivers a bucket against visiting Palatine on Friday.

    Fremd’s frosh finish it against Palatine

    Fremd’s freshmen finished Friday night and the Vikings have opened up with a 3-0 record in the Mid-Suburban West.Ninth-graders Grace LaBarge and Ruthie Montella combined for Fremd’s 5 fourth-quarter points which proved to be enough for the Vikings to hand crosstown rival Palatine its first loss, 35-34, in a playoff atmosphere in the Fremd gymnasium.

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    Chicago Bulls guard Kris Dunn, left, drives to the basket past Charlotte Hornets guard Nicolas Batum in the second half in Charlotte, N.C., Friday. Lauri Markkanen scored 24 points and Dunn added 20 as the Bulls ended their 10-game losing streak with a 119-111 overtime victory at Charlotte. Nikola Mirotic made his season debut and scored 6 points.

    Markkanen, Dunn help Bulls snap losing streak

    Lauri Markkanen scored 24 points and Kris Dunn added 20 as the Bulls ended their 10-game losing streak with a 119-111 overtime victory at Charlotte. Nikola Mirotic made his season debut and scored 6 points.

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    Cleveland Cavaliers' Jeff Green dunks during the first half of the team's NBA basketball game against the Indiana Pacers, Friday, Dec. 8, 2017, in Indianapolis. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)

    Oladipo, Pacers end Cavaliers 13-game winning streak

    Victor Oladipo had 33 points and eight rebounds and the Indiana Pacers beat Cleveland 106-102 to end the Cavaliers' winning streak at 13 games

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    Naperville Central’s depth wins out against Metea Valley

    Naperville Central defeated Metea Valley in a DuPage Valley Conference wrestling match.

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    Sara Rosenfeldt

    Rosenfeldt becomes St. Charles East’s all-time scoring leader

    Sara Rosenfeldt became St. Charles East’s all-time leading scorer in girls basketball Friday night when she led the Saints to a 62-33 Upstate Eight River win over Elgin.

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    Top 25 Capsules

    Friday's Top 25 Capsules

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    Denver Nuggets' Kenneth Faried, left, knocks the ball out of the hands of Orlando Magic's Nikola Vucevic as they battle for a rebound during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Friday, Dec. 8, 2017, in Orlando, Fla. (AP Photo/John Raoux)

    Kenneth Faried, bench lead Nuggets past Magic, 103-89

    Kenneth Faried scored 20 points and the Denver Nuggets rebounded from a poor first quarter to beat the Orlando Magic 103-89

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    No. 17 Missouri women hold off Saint Louis 70-58

    Cierra Porter and Sophie Cunningham posted double-doubles and No. 17 Missouri made 9 of 10 free throws in the final 63 seconds to hold off Saint Louis 70-58

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    Toronto Raptors forward OG Anunoby, center left, and Memphis Grizzlies center Marc Gasol (33) fall to the court as Raptors guard DeMar DeRozan, from left, Grizzlies guard Ben McLemore, and Raptors center Jakob Poeltl (42) move for the ball in the second half of an NBA basketball game Friday, Dec. 8, 2017, in Memphis, Tenn. (AP Photo/Brandon Dill)

    Raptors use 4th-quarter surge to beat Grizzlies 116-107

    DeMar DeRozan scored 26 points, Serge Ibaka matched his season high with 21 and the Toronto Raptors pulled away in the fourth quarter to beat the Memphis Grizzlies 116-107

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    Wells hits for 26 as Burlington Central downs Marengo

    Burlington Central defeated Marengo 50-39 Friday night in a Kishwaukee River Conference girls basketball game.

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    Connecticut guard Kia Nurse, front, is tripped by DePaul forward Mart'e Grays during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game Friday, Dec. 8, 2017, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)

    Auriemma gets 999th win, No. 1 UConn dominates DePaul 103-69

    Katie Lou Samuelson scored 20, Crystal Dangerfield had 18 points and No. 1 UConn gave coach Geno Auriemma his 999th victory with a 103-69 rout of DePaul

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    Washington Capitals defenseman Matt Niskanen, center, celebrates his goal with right wing Tom Wilson, left, and center Nicklas Backstrom (19), of Sweden, during the third period of an NHL hockey game against the New York Rangers, Friday, Dec. 8, 2017, in Washington. The Capitals won 4-2. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)

    Capitals beat Rangers 4-2 for 4th consecutive win

    Matt Niskanen scored the tiebreaking goal on a rebound with 3:22 remaining and the Washington Capitals beat the New York Rangers 4-2 to continue their climb up the Metropolitan Division standings

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    Wolves’ rally falls short against Monsters

    Defenseman Griffin Reinhart netted his first two goals of the season, but they were not enough as the Chicago Wolves fell short, 3-2, against the Cleveland Monsters Friday night at Quicken Loans Arena.

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    Mundelein’s Chibuike Ebube, right, drives on Stevenson’s Matthew Ambrose.

    Images: Stevenson vs. Mundelein, boys basketball

    The Stevenson Patriots hosted the Mundelein Mustangs for boys basketball action on Friday, Dec. 8 in Lincolnshire.

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    Batavia’s Collin Richter passes around Streamwood’s Keenan Cole.

    Images: Streamwood vs. Batavia, boys basketball

    The Streamwood High School boys basketball team hosted Batavia High School on Friday, Dec. 8 in Streamwood.

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    Julien's 23 helps FGCU upset No. 20 Kentucky women 70-64

    Rosemarie Julien scored 23 points, including a clutch 3-point play and two late free throws, and Florida Gulf Coast defeated No. 20 Kentucky 70-64

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    Golden State Warriors forward Kevin Durant (35) passes the ball over Detroit Pistons forward Tobias Harris (34) during the first quarter of an NBA basketball game Friday, Dec. 8, 2017, in Detroit. (AP Photo/Duane Burleson)

    Warriors beat Pistons 102-98 to finish unbeaten trip

    Kevin Durant scored 13 of his 36 points in the third quarter, and the Golden State Warriors completed an undefeated road trip with a 102-98 victory over the Detroit Pistons

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    Missouri promotes Ryan Walters to defensive coordinator

    Ryan Walters has been promoted to Missouri's defensive coordinator

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    Watson's 19 leads No. 15 Maryland women past GW, 80-57

    Blair Watson had three 3-pointers and 11 points in the first quarter and finished with 19 points to lead No. 15 Maryland to an 80-54 win over George Washington, the Terrapins seventh-straight victory

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    With Davon House doubtful, Packers take another hit at CB

    The Green Bay Packers say veteran cornerback Davon House is doubtful for the game Sunday against the Cleveland Browns, potentially weakening an already depleted position

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    In this Sept. 26, 2017, photo, Oregon offensive coordinator Mario Cristobal gestures during practice in Eugene, Ore. Oregon will promote offensive coordinator Mario Cristobal to head coach, a person with direct knowledge of the situation told The Associated Press. The person spoke Friday, Dec. 8, 2017, on condition of anonymity because a deal and announcement were still being finalized. Cristobal was co-offensive coordinator and offensive line coach at Oregon this past season and was named interim coach on Tuesday when Willie Taggart left to become head coach at Florida State. (Andy Nelson/The Register-Guard via AP)/The Register-Guard via AP)

    Oregon promotes Mario Cristobal to head coach

    Oregon has promoted offensive coordinator Mario Cristobal to head coach

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    Bears defensive end Akiem Hicks sacks Atlanta Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan during the loss to the Falcons in Septmeber. The Bears haven’t had a defensive player in the Pro Bowl since cornerback Tim Jennings went after the 2013 season, but defensive lineman Hicks should get consideration this year.

    Will Hicks finally end Bears’ drought of Pro Bowl defenders?

    The Bears haven’t had a defensive player in the Pro Bowl since cornerback Tim Jennings went after the 2013 season, but defensive lineman Akiem Hicks should get consideration this year.

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    Cleveland Browns owner Jimmy Haslam, right, introduces the NFL football teams new general manager, John Dorsey, left, gestures during an introductory press conference in Berea, Ohio, Friday, Dec. 8, 2017. (John Kuntz/The Plain Dealer via AP)

    Browns owner says finding quarterback is top job for new GM

    Browns owner: Mission for new general manager is to find the right quarterback

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    Bears outside linebacker Sam Acho gives fans his pads as he leaves the field after the NFL football game between the Bears and the Minnesota Vikings last sseaon at Soldier Field. Whether it’s locally or in Nigeria, as part of the Living Hope Christian Ministries founded by his parents in 1989, Acho has made giving back part of his life.

    Why giving back is so important to Bears’ Acho

    Whether it’s locally or in Nigeria, as part of the Living Hope Christian Ministries founded by his parents in 1989, Bears outside linebacker Sam Acho has made giving back part of his life.

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    Japan starter Shohei Ohtani, the most coveted player in international baseball, has agreed to a deal with the Los Angeles Angels.

    Chicago Cubs lose out as Japan’s Ohtani agrees to sign with Angels

    The Los Angeles Angels beat out the Chicago Cubs and five other MLB teams to win the services of 23-year-old Japanese pitcher/hitter Shohei Ohtani, according to multiple reports.

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    Eagles name Eastman as interim coach for 2018 season

    North Carolina Central has named Granville Eastman as its interim coach for the 2018 season after head coach Jerry Mack left for another job

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    "We want prime time" _ no love shown for Jaguars by TV

    Standout cornerback Jalen Ramsey believes the Jacksonville Jaguars should be playing in prime time. Ramsey expressed frustration that the NFL moved Jacksonville's game against Seattle from 1 p.m. to 4:25 p.m. Sunday, far from the spotlight of a night game

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    Calgary Flames goalie David Rittich (33) stops Montreal Canadiens left wing Paul Byron (41) during first-period NHL hockey game action Thursday, Dec. 7, 2017, in Montreal. (Ryan Remiorz/The Canadian Press via AP)

    NHL teams will be allowed to spend more next season

    NHL teams will be allowed to spend more next season

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    Willie Taggart does the Seminole chop in front of Doak Campbell Stadium before being introduced as Florida State University's new NCAA college football coach in Tallahassee, Fla., Wednesday, Dec. 6, 2017. (AP Photo/Mark Wallheiser)

    Taggart makes favorable first impression with FSU players

    Odell Haggins is Florida State's interim coach for the Independence Bowl, but he left no doubt on Friday that Willie Taggart is leading the program

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    FILE - In this Oct. 29, 2017, file photo, San Francisco 49ers' C.J. Beathard is sacked by Philadelphia Eagles' Fletcher Cox during the first half of an NFL football game, in Philadelphia. Fletcher Cox and Aaron Donald are two of the NFL's best interior defensive linemen, sharing an agent and a passion for disruptive play. While Jared Goff and Carson Wentz are getting most of the attention before the Rams (9-3) host the Eagles (10-2), Cox and Donald will try to overshadow that showdown with their own feats. (AP Photo/Chris Szagola, File)

    Eagles' Cox, Rams' Donald are among NFL's best on D-line

    Los Angeles' Aaron Donald and Philadelphia's Fletcher Cox are two of the NFL's best interior linemen

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    Teammates of Kansas City Chiefs' Marcus Peters, left, try to prevent him from leaving the field after a penalty during the second half of the team's NFL football game against the New York Jets, Sunday, Dec. 3, 2017, in East Rutherford, N.J. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson)

    Chiefs' Peters fined $24,309 for penalty flag toss

    Kansas City Chiefs cornerback Marcus Peters has been fined $24,309 by the NFL for throwing a penalty flag into the stands against the New York Jets

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    Washington Wizards guard Tim Frazier drives to the basket on Portland Trail Blazers center Jusuf Nurkic during the first half of an NBA basketball game in Portland, Ore., Tuesday, Dec. 5, 2017. (AP Photo/Steve Dykes)

    Blazers say Nurkic out of Saturday's game against Houston

    Trail Blazers center Jusuf Nurkic has been ruled out of the game against the Houston Rockets with an ankle injury

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    Alabama coach Nick Saban, left, and Clemson coach Dabo Swinney talk after a news conference before the College Football Awards show at the College Football Hall of Fame, Thursday, Dec. 7, 2017, in Atlanta. Clemson and Alabama will face each other in a College Football Playoff semifinal. (AP Photo/John Amis)

    Column: 4-team playoff is fine, but 8 would be perfect

    Column: More isn't always better, but it would be in the case of the College Football Playoff

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    Packers' Kendricks charged with possession of marijuana

    Green Bay Packers tight end Lance Kendricks has been charged with possession of marijuana stemming from a traffic stop in early September

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    Toronto FC midfielder Victor Vazquez, left, and forward Sebastian Giovinco warm up during practice ahead of the MLS Cup soccer final against the Seattle Sounders, in Toronto, Friday, Dec. 8, 2017. (Nathan Denette/The Canadian Press via AP)

    Garber talks MLS expansion, relocation in annual address

    MLS Commissioner Don Garber says it's 'conceivable' new expansion team could join league before Miami franchise begins play

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    College Basketball Schedule

    All Times ESTSaturday, Dec. 9EAST Duke at Boston College, Noon Delaware St. at Duquesne, 12:30 p.m. Stetson at Marist, 1 p.m. Mount St. Mary's at Lehigh, 2 p.m. Coppin St. at UConn, 2 p.m. Yale at St. Bonaventure, 2 p.m. Central Penn College at Buffalo, 2 p.m. Colgate at Syracuse, 2 p.m. UMBC at Towson, 2 p.m. Mass.-Lowell at Brown, 2 p.m. Saint Joseph's at Temple, 2:30 p.m. NC A&T at Georgetown, 2:30 p.m. St. Francis Brooklyn at Fordham, 3 p.m. VCU at Seton Hall, 3 p.m. Providence at UMass, 3 p.m. New Hampshire at Holy Cross, 3:05 p.m. Lafayette at Sacred Heart, 3:30 p.m. Howard at American U., 4 p.m. George Washington at Penn St., 4 p.m. Vermont at Northeastern, 4 p.m. Iona at NJIT, 4 p.m. Binghamton at Loyola (Md.), 4 p.m. Morgan St. at Manhattan, 7 p.m. Notre Dame at Delaware, 7 p.m. Hofstra at Rider, 7 p.m. Fairleigh Dickinson at Rutgers, 7 p.m. Albany (NY) at Siena, 7:30 p.m. West Virginia at Pittsburgh, 8 p.m. SOUTH Coastal Carolina at South Carolina, Noon Monmouth (NJ) vs. Kentucky at New York, N.Y., Noon Gardner-Webb at Maryland, 12:30 p.m. Southern U. at UCF, 1 p.m. Bryant at Memphis, 1 p.m. Longwood at VMI, 1 p.m. UMKC at NC State, 2 p.m. Montana at Georgia St., 2 p.m. Indiana at Louisville, 2 p.m. Lipscomb at Tennessee, 2:15 p.m. Samford at Clemson, 3 p.m. SC State at Furman, 4 p.m. Erskine at Radford, 4 p.m. Florida A&M at Mercer, 4 p.m. NC Central at George Mason, 4 p.m. UAB at Auburn, 4:30 p.m. Savannah St. at Georgia Southern, 5 p.m. North Georgia at Mississippi St., 5 p.m. Mississippi at Middle Tennessee, 6 p.m. Florida National at Jacksonville, 6 p.m. James Madison at Richmond, 6 p.m. Cincinnati vs. Florida at Newark, N.J., 6 p.m. Louisiana College vs. Northwestern St. at Alexandria, La., 6 p.m. Johnson & Wales (NC) at Wofford, 7 p.m. Jackson St. at Louisiana Tech, 7 p.m. Bowling Green at Old Dominion, 7 p.m. MIDWEST William & Mary at Ohio St., Noon Youngstown St. at Butler, Noon Marquette at Wisconsin, Noon UCLA at Michigan, Noon CCSU at N. Illinois, 1 p.m. Fort Wayne at Miami (Ohio), 1 p.m. Tennessee Tech at Cent. Michigan, 1 p.m. Valparaiso at Ball St., 2 p.m. Appalachian St. at Akron, 2 p.m. Central State at E. Michigan, 2 p.m. W. Michigan at Detroit, 2 p.m. Canisius at Evansville, 2 p.m. Nebraska at Creighton, 2:30 p.m. Penn at Dayton, 3 p.m. Kent St. at Wright St., 3 p.m. Chicago St. at Oakland, 3 p.m. Norfolk St. at Loyola of Chicago, 4 p.m. Indianapolis at Indiana St., 4 p.m. Murray St. at Illinois St., 4 p.m. DePaul at Ill.-Chicago, 4 p.m. Colorado at Xavier, 5 p.m. S. Utah at Michigan St., 6 p.m. Nebraska-Omaha at Drake, 6 p.m. Marshall at Toledo, 7 p.m. Milwaukee at W. Illinois, 8 p.m. Houston at Saint Louis, 8 p.m. N. Dakota St. at North Dakota, 8 p.m. Tulsa vs. Kansas St. at Wichita, Kan., 8 p.m. UC Irvine at Rio Grande, 8 p.m. SE Missouri at S. Illinois, 8 p.m. Green Bay at Missouri, 9 p.m. SOUTHWEST Nevada vs. TCU at Los Angeles, Calif., 1 a.m. Florida Gulf Coast at Texas-Arlington, 3 p.m. Rice at Stephen F. Austin, 3 p.m.

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    Freshman WR James Robinson won't play at Florida again

    Receiver James Robinson's playing days are over at Florida because of a heart condition

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    FILE - In this Nov. 5, 2017, file photo, Cleveland Cavaliers' Derrick Rose, left, drive against Atlanta Hawks' Dennis Schroder (17), from Germany, in the first half of an NBA basketball game in Cleveland.Cavaliers guard Derick Rose revealed he has a bone spur in his left ankle contributed to him leaving the team. Rose left the Cavs on Nov. 22 and only returned this week, Friday, Dec. 8, 2017. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak, File)

    Cavs' Derrick Rose has bone spur in ankle, happy to be back

    Cavaliers guard Derick Rose reveals bone spur in ankle contributed to leaving team

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    Kansas City Chiefs' Steven Nelson, right, and Marcus Peters, left, defend on an incomplete pass to New York Jets' Robby Anderson during the second half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Dec. 3, 2017, in East Rutherford, N.J. (AP Photo/Bill Kostroun)

    Jets' Robby Anderson will play against Broncos

    Jets receiver Robby Anderson fully participates in practice, will play against Broncos

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    Alaves keeps momentum with 2-0 win over Las Palmas in Spain

    Alaves defeated Las Palmas 2-0 Friday for its second consecutive victory in the Spanish league, moving a step closer to escaping the relegation zone

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    New Nebraska head NCAA college football coach Scott Frost speaks during a news conference in Lincoln, Neb., Sunday, Dec. 3, 2017. Frost is returning to Nebraska after orchestrating a stunning two-year turnaround at Central Florida. The native son quarterbacked the Cornhuskers to a share of the national championship 20 years ago. His hiring has been long anticipated by fans clamoring for the program to return to the so-called Nebraska Way. That culture yielded unprecedented success from the 1960s to 1990s under Hall of Fame coaches Bob Devaney and Tom Osborne. (AP Photo/Nati Harnik)

    Nebraska's Frost bringing all on-field assistants from UCF

    New Nebraska coach Scott Frost is bringing his entire on-field cadre of assistants with him from Central Florida

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    FILE - In this Tuesday, Oct. 31, 2017 file photo, Manchester United coach Jose Mourinho looks on during their Champions League group A soccer match against Benfica, at Old Trafford, in Manchester, England. Jose Mourinho has noted a weakness in the Manchester City team that has swatted aside all-comers in the Premier League this season. “If you ask me one thing that I don’t like a lot, it’s that they lose the balance very easily,” the Manchester United manager said Friday, Dec. 8 two days before his team’s match against unbeaten leader City at Old Trafford. “A little bit of wind and they fall.”(AP Photo/Dave Thompson, file)

    'A little wind and they fall': Mourinho's derby jibe at City

    Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho has aimed a dig at Manchester City's players ahead of the derby

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    Raiders may get Amari Cooper back for Sunday's game in KC

    Oakland Raiders wide receiver Amari Cooper has practiced for the first time since suffering a concussion and a sprained ankle two weeks ago

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    Traveling: Heat hope Mexico trip will provide a bounce

    Miami Heat hope a trip to Mexico helps put a different spin on season

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    New Orleans Saints head coach Sean Payton speaks to umpire Ramon George during the second half of an NFL football game against the Atlanta Falcons, Thursday, Dec. 7, 2017, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)

    Saints' Payton fuming over officiating in loss to Falcons

    After time to reflect and review the officiating in New Orleans loss to Atlanta, Saints coach Sean Payton is still fuming

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    Chris Bosh's mother questioned in drug raid

    The mother professional basketball free agent Chris Bosh is among several people questioned by police during a drug raid in a Dallas suburb

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    Strasbourg continues fine form with 3-0 win away to Bordeaux

    Strasbourg continues its fine form with a 3-0 win away to lackluster Bordeaux in the French league on Friday. This success followed last Saturday's 2-1 home win against previously unbeaten leader Paris Saint-Germain and moved Strasbourg into 11th place.

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    Cardinals rule Adrian Peterson out of game vs Titans

    The Arizona Cardinals have ruled running back Adrian Peterson out of Sunday's game against Tennessee with a neck injury

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    FILE - In this Oct. 22, 2017, file photo, Denver Broncos quarterback Trevor Siemian walks off the field after a 21-0 loss against the Los Angeles Chargers in an NFL football game in Carson, Calif. Broncos coach Vance Joseph is sticking with Siemian at quarterback. There aren't that many options as the Broncos try to snap an eight-game skid Sunday against the New York Jets.(AP Photo/Jae C. Hong, File)

    Broncos hurting along both lines with Jets up next

    The Denver Broncos will be without guard Ron Leary for the second straight week when they host the Jets

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    Duke's Parker dismissed from team after academic violation

    Duke kicker/punter Austin Parker has been kicked off the football team after he was suspended from school for a violation of the university's academic policy.

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    With win, Wise takes giant step in Olympic title defense

    David Wise took a major step in his bid to capture back-to-back Olympic gold medals Friday, winning a World Cup ski halfpipe competition that counts as an Olympic qualifier

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    Leverkusen moves 4th in Bundesliga with 2-0 win in Stuttgart

    Leon Bailey sets up both goals for Bayer Leverkusen to move fourth in the Bundesliga with a 2-0 win at promoted Stuttgart

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    Atlanta Falcons middle linebacker Deion Jones (45) intercepts a ball in the end zone ahead of New Orleans Saints tight end Josh Hill (89) during the second half of an NFL football game, Thursday, Dec. 7, 2017, in Atlanta. The Falcons won 20-17. (AP Photo/David Goldman)

    Falcons look ahead to closing season against 3 division foes

    The Atlanta Falcons stayed relevant in the NFC playoff race with a win over New Orleans, but at 8-5 they can't afford to slip up

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    FILE - In this Aug. 1, 2017, file photo, Scott Blackmun, CEO of the U.S. Olympic Committee, speaks at Yongsan Garrison, a U.S. military base in Seoul, South Korea. Blackmun the leader of the U.S. Olympic Committee says the plan is to take a team to the Pyeongchang Games "unless it's legally or physically impossible." CEO Scott Blackmun spoke Friday, Dec. 8, 2017 after a board meeting, (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man, File)

    USOC aims to go to Olympics unless 'physically impossible'

    USOC leader wants to take team to Olympics unless it's 'legally or physically impossible'

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    Toronto FC forward Jozy Altidore warms up during practice ahead of the MLS Cup soccer final against the Seattle Sounders, in Toronto, Friday, Dec. 8, 2017. (Nathan Denette/The Canadian Press via AP)

    Toronto hosts Seattle in MLS Cup rematch

    Toronto FC hosts Seattle in MLS Cup rematch; the Sounders won last year's game in a penalty shootout

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    Lions' Stafford questionable for Bucs because of ailing hand

    Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford questionable for game at Tampa Bay because of sore hand

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    Red Wings recall Tyler Bertuzzi from AHL

    The Detroit Red Wings have recalled forward Tyler Bertuzzi from Grand Rapids of the AHL

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    Connecticut forward Mamadou Diarra (21) and guard Jalen Adams and Syracuse forward Matthew Moyer (2) scramble after a loose ball during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game Tuesday, Dec. 5, 2017, in New York. Syracuse won 72-63. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson)

    Jim Boeheim optimistic Syracuse can improve a lot

    Syracuse has only one loss after eight games and coach Jim Boeheim is optimistic his Orange can improve a lot

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    FILE - In this Sept. 10, 2017, file photo, New York Jets head coach Todd Bowles smiles before an NFL football game against the Buffalo Bills, in Orchard Park, N.Y. Bowles usually keeps his emotions in check during his daily dealings with the media. On Friday, Dec. 8, 2017, Bowles was asked eight questions, and then reporters were done. The coach glanced at the room, side to side, and when no other questions were asked, Bowles pumped his left fist and shouted. “Nice, new record!” Bowles exclaimed before letting out a loud: “YES!” So, apparently all it took was for a news conference to last just 1 minute, 53 seconds for Bowles to get downright fired up. (AP Photo/Jeffrey T. Barnes, File)

    Jets' Bowles fired up by short presser: 'New record. YES!'

    Todd Bowles usually keeps his emotions in check during his daily dealings with the media. But he was excited about his shortest news conference of 1 minute, 53 seconds

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    Titans will be without linebacker Derrick Morgan vs. Cards

    The Tennessee Titans will be without outside linebacker Derrick Morgan when they visit the Arizona Cardinals. Cornerback Logan Ryan will play after clearing the concussion protocol, and receiver Rishard Matthews will return after missing two games.

Business

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    In this Dec. 4, 2017, photo, 4 New York Plaza, where American Media Inc., has its headquarters in New York City. An Associated Press investigation reveals that the top editor at National Enquirer publisher American Media Inc., Dylan Howard, who previously faced allegations of sexual misconduct at the gossip news giant, was also accused of harassing behavior at another employer. He resigned from the startup celebrity news site Celebuzz in 2013 amid a human resources investigation, after he had already left American Media’s Los Angeles office in 2012 amid allegations of sexual harassment. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)

    Accusations of misconduct followed top gossip editor

    An Associated Press investigation reveals that the top editor at National Enquirer publisher American Media Inc., who previously faced allegations of sexual misconduct at the gossip news giant, was also accused of harassing behavior at another employer

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    Naperville architect Tom Ryan has designed a mixed-use building that could be constructed on the site of the old Nichols Library, which he envisions being renovated as a restaurant and market concept similar to Eataly in Chicago.

    Architects envision old Naperville library as restaurant, welcome center

    Two architects have drawn up ideas for the future of the old Nichols Library in downtown Naperville, aiming to preserve the structure and still allow new development.

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    Accusations of misconduct followed top gossip editor

    An Associated Press investigation reveals that the top editor at National Enquirer publisher American Media Inc., who previously faced allegations of sexual misconduct at the gossip news giant, was also accused of harassing behavior at another employer

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    Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg takes a selfie with a group of entrepreneurs and innovators after taking part in a roundtable discussion at Cortex Innovation Community technology hub, Thursday, Nov. 9, 2017, in St. Louis. Zuckerberg was in St. Louis to announce a program to boost small businesses and bolster individual technical skills both on and off Facebook.

    Essay: Now tech moguls have to work to appear not ‘evil’

    Something weird is happening in the technology industry: Giant companies are suddenly worrying about what people think of them. It’s not that Apple Inc. or Facebook Inc. didn’t give a fig before. It’s just that they’ve come to realize that people doubt their sincerity when it comes to industry slogans like “Don’t be evil.”

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    Beginning in April 2018, Discover will no longer require signatures at the point of sale for credit and debit transactions.

    Discover will no longer require signatures at checkout

    Beginning in April 2018, Discover will no longer require signatures at the point of sale for credit and debit transactions on the Discover Global Network in the United States, Canada, Mexico and the Caribbean.

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    The Middleby Corp. acquired Scanico A/S, a manufacturer of industrial cooling and freezing equipment for the food processing industry. Selim Bassoul is the CEO of Meddleby.

    Middleby Corp. buys Denmark company

    The Middleby Corp. Friday said it acquired Scanico A/S, a manufacturer of industrial cooling and freezing equipment for the food processing industry.

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    Medline, with operations in Mundelein, completed the acquisition of Centurion Medical Products.

    Medline completes acquisition

    Medline today completed the acquisition of Missouri-based Centurion Medical Products announced last month.

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    Lawyer says CNN producer who lost job did not harass

    A lawyer for a CNN producer who lost his job following complaints about his behavior said the case did not involve sexual harassment or physical conduct

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    O’Hare airport restaurant workers vote to authorize strike

    Workers at restaurants, bars and coffee shops at O’Hare International Airport have voted to authorize a strike amid ongoing contract negotiations.

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    Conagra Brands plans $500M redevelopment project in Omaha

    Conagra Brands plans to redevelop its downtown Omaha property with a $500 million mix of housing, a hotel, restaurants, offices and green space

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