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    Newly elected Hall of Famers Alan Trammell, left, and Jack Morris, right, pose for photos in their new Hall of Fame jerseys during the Major League Baseball winter meetings in Orlando, Fla., Monday, Dec. 11, 2017. (AP Photo/Willie J. Allen Jr.)

    Tigertown: Morris, Trammell elected to baseball Hall of Fame

    Former Detroit Tigers teammates Jack Morris and Alan Trammell have been elected to the baseball Hall of Fame

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    New York Knicks forward Kristaps Porzingis (6) shoots with Atlanta Hawks guard Kent Bazemore (24) defending in the first half of an NBA basketball game at Madison Square Garden in New York, Sunday, Dec. 10, 2017. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)

    Porzingis scores 30, Knicks hold off Hawks for 111-107 win

    Kristaps Porzingis scored 30 points, Doug McDermott added 23 off the bench and the New York Knicks withstood a late push from the Atlanta Hawks for a 111-107 victory

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    Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger (7) throws a pass during the first half of an NFL football game against the Baltimore Ravens in Pittsburgh, Sunday, Dec. 10, 2017. (AP Photo/Don Wright)

    NFL Today, Week 14

    NFL Today, Week 14

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    Denver Broncos outside linebacker Von Miller (58) leaves the field after an NFL football game against the New York Jets, Sunday, Dec. 10, 2017, in Denver. The Broncos won 23-0. (AP Photo/Jack Dempsey)

    Broncos show themselves, Jets how good they can be

    The Denver Broncos finally played the way they've been pining to all season

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    Buffalo Bills wide receiver Kelvin Benjamin scores a touchdown during the first half of an NFL football game against the Indianapolis Colts, Sunday, Dec. 10, 2017, in Orchard Park, N.Y. (AP Photo/Adrian Kraus)

    McCoy slides through snow to lift Bills past Colts 13-7

    NFL Capsules

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    Baltimore Ravens running back Javorius Allen (37) scores during the second half of an NFL football game against the Pittsburgh Steelers in Pittsburgh, Sunday, Dec. 10, 2017. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic)

    The Latest: Steelers get emotional comeback win over Ravens

    Latest from the NFL: Steelers are AFC North champions after wild win over Ravens

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    Chicago Blackhawks goalie Corey Crawford, second from left, blocks a shot by Arizona Coyotes defenseman Oliver Ekman-Larsson, lower right, during the second period of an NHL hockey game Sunday, Dec. 10, 2017, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)

    Chicago Blackhawks strike late vs. Coyotes

    Chicago Blackhawks goalie Corey Crawford turned away a flurry of good scoring chances, and Tommy Wingels, Artem Anisimov and Nick Schmaltz scored in a 3-1 victory over the Phoenix Coyotes on Sunday night at the United Center.

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    Chicago Bears running back Jordan Howard (24) flips the ball away after scoring a touchdown in the second half of an NFL football game against the Cincinnati Bengals, Sunday, Dec. 10, 2017, in Cincinnati. (AP Photo/Frank Victores)

    Rozner: Just for something different, Chicago Bears dominate

    For a change, it wasn't the Chicago Bears who looked hapless on Sunday.

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    College Basketball Scores

    Sunday, Dec. 10EAST Fairfield 76, LIU Brooklyn 72 Maine 104, Maine at Machias 51 Navy 73, Columbia 68 Robert Morris 74, Drexel 60 St. Francis (Pa.) 93, Niagara 87, OT Villanova 77, La Salle 68 Wagner 75, Mercy 41 SOUTH Chattanooga 64, Charlotte 50 Coll. of Charleston 92, North Greenville 60 ETSU 94, Hiwassee 48 FAU 106, Webber International 46 Florida St. 72, Tulane 53 High Point 110, Toccoa Falls 39 LSU 97, UNC-Wilmington 84 N. Kentucky 91, E. Kentucky 63 Richmond 74, James Madison 71 Southern Miss. 89, Troy 71 UNC-Asheville 97, Milligan 60 UT Martin 127, Cincinnati Clermont 92 Virginia Tech 93, Md.-Eastern Shore 40 MIDWEST Arizona St. 95, Kansas 85 Cleveland St. 89, Notre Dame College 56 Iowa 91, Southern U. 60 Iowa St. 78, Alcorn St. 58 N. Iowa 80, Dubuque 47 Ohio 89, W. Kentucky 84 Purdue 86, IUPUI 61 SIU-Edwardsville 76, South Alabama 75 South Dakota 75, E. Washington 73 SOUTHWEST Oral Roberts 73, Missouri St. 66 FAR WEST Gonzaga 97, Washington 70 Hawaii 82, Hawaii Hilo 64 N. Colorado 104, Oklahoma Panhandle State 53 UNLV 89, Illinois 82 ___

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    New Orleans Pelicans guard Jrue Holiday (11) goes to the basket between Philadelphia 76ers guard Ben Simmons (25) and forward Trevor Booker (35) in the first half of an NBA basketball game in New Orleans, Sunday, Dec. 10, 2017. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)

    Holiday saves Pelicans in 131-124 win over 76ers

    Jrue Holiday scored 19 of his 34 points in the fourth quarter, and the New Orleans Pelicans overcame an eight-point deficit in the final period to beat the under-manned Philadelphia 76ers 131-124

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    Minnesota Timberwolves forward Andrew Wiggins (22) drives against Dallas Mavericks forward Maximilian Kleber (42), of Germany, during the first quarter of an NBA basketball game on Sunday, Dec. 10, 2017, in Minneapolis. Wiggins was called for an offensive foul. (AP Photo/Hannah Foslien)

    Towns scores 28, Timberwolves hold off Mavericks 97-92

    Karl-Anthony Towns had 28 points, Jimmy Butler scored 10 of his 22 in the fourth quarter and the Minnesota Timberwolves held on for a 97-92 win against the Dallas Mavericks

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    Philadelphia Eagles defensive end Brandon Graham, right, scores past Los Angeles Rams quarterback Jared Goff on a fumble during the second half of an NFL football game Sunday, Dec. 10, 2017, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Kelvin Kuo)

    Rams learn difficult lessons in 43-35 loss to Eagles

    The Los Angeles Rams learned an important lesson about how close the margin for error might be in the playoffs with their 43-35 loss to the Philadelphia Eagles on Sunday.

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    Chicago Blackhawks goalie Corey Crawford (50) stops a shot from the Arizona Coyotes during the third period of an NHL hockey game Sunday, Dec. 10, 2017, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)

    Crawford leads Blackhawks to 3-1 win over Coyotes

    Corey Crawford makes 31 saves as Chicago Blackhawks top Arizona Coyotes 3-1

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    Seattle Seahawks defensive tackle Quinton Jefferson, center, tries to climb up in the stands after Jacksonville Jaguars fans threw objects at him in the closing moments of an NFL football game, Sunday, Dec. 10, 2017, in Jacksonville, Fla. Jacksonville won 30-24. (AP Photo/Stephen B. Morton)

    Seahawks melt down in final seconds of 30-24 loss at Jaguars

    The Jacksonville Jaguars took exception to the way the Seattle Seahawks handled the final snaps in a 30-24 victory

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    Chicago Blackhawks’ Duncan Keith says he’s eager to find the back of the net. (AP Photo/Stacy Bengs)

    Chicago Blackhawks’ Keith still looking for a goal

    This is the second straight season Chicago Blackhawks defenseman Duncan Keith has gone past Game 30 without denting the net.

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    Toronto Maple Leafs goalie Curtis McElhinney (35) makes a save against Edmonton Oilers center Connor McDavid (97) during second-period NHL hockey game action in Toronto, Sunday, Dec. 10, 2017. (Frank Gunn/The Canadian Press via AP)

    McElhinney makes 41 saves, Maple Leafs beat Oilers 1-0

    Curtis McElhinney made 41 saves for his first shutout of the season and sixth overall, and Zach Hyman scored in the first minute in the Toronto Maple Leafs' 1-0 victory over the Edmonton Oilers

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    St. Louis Blues' Vladimir Tarasenko (91), of Russia, scores the winning goal past Buffalo Sabres goalie Robin Lehner, of Sweden, as Sabres' Evander Kane (9) and Jack Eichel (15) defend during overtime of an NHL hockey game Sunday, Dec. 10, 2017, in St. Louis. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)

    Tarasenko scores in OT as short-handed Blues beat Sabres 3-2

    Vladimir Tarasenko scored with 36 seconds left in overtime, and the short-handed St. Louis Blues beat the Buffalo Sabres 3-2

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    Los Angeles Chargers quarterback Philip Rivers throws a pass to wide receiver Tyrell Williams for a touchdown during the first half of an NFL football game against the Washington Redskins Sunday, Dec. 10, 2017, in Carson, Calif. (AP Photo/Denis Poroy)

    Gruden at 'loss for words' after Chargers' rout of Redskins

    Philip Rivers passed for 319 yards and two touchdowns, and the Los Angeles Chargers continued their ferocious playoff push with a 30-13 win over the Washington Redskins

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    Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Carson Wentz, right, is tackled by Los Angeles Rams linebacker Samson Ebukam (50) and inside linebacker Bryce Hager during the second half of an NFL football game Sunday, Dec. 10, 2017, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

    NFC East champion Eagles confident despite Wentz's injury

    The Philadelphia Eagles didn't lose their swagger even after seeing star quarterback Carson Wentz go down with what could be a season-ending injury

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    Arizona Cardinals linebacker Josh Bynes (57) runs with the ball after intercepting a pass during the second half of an NFL football game against the Tennessee Titans, Sunday, Dec.10, 2017, in Glendale, Ariz. The Cardinals won 12-7. (AP Photo/Ralph Freso)

    Cardinals' defense shuts down Titans in 12-7 victory

    The Arizona Cardinals used a strong defensive performance to knock off the Tennessee Titans 12-7

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    Carolina Panthers' Jonathan Stewart (28) dives over the goal line against Minnesota Vikings' Xavier Rhodes (29) for a touchdown during the second half of an NFL football game in Charlotte, N.C., Sunday, Dec. 10, 2017. (AP Photo/Bob Leverone)

    Stewart runs for 3 TDs, Panthers beat Vikings 31-24

    Panthers running back Jonathan Stewart recorded his first three-touchdown game against the Vikings

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    College Basketball Scores

    Sunday, Dec. 10EAST Fairfield 76, LIU Brooklyn 72 Maine 104, Maine at Machias 51 Navy 73, Columbia 68 Robert Morris 74, Drexel 60 St. Francis (Pa.) 93, Niagara 87, OT Villanova 77, La Salle 68 Wagner 75, Mercy 41 SOUTH Chattanooga 64, Charlotte 50 Coll. of Charleston 92, North Greenville 60 ETSU 94, Hiwassee 48 FAU 106, Webber International 46 Florida St. 72, Tulane 53 High Point 110, Toccoa Falls 39 LSU 97, UNC-Wilmington 84 N. Kentucky 91, E. Kentucky 63 Richmond 74, James Madison 71 Southern Miss. 89, Troy 71 UNC-Asheville 97, Milligan 60 UT Martin 127, Cincinnati Clermont 92 Virginia Tech 93, Md.-Eastern Shore 40 MIDWEST Arizona St. 95, Kansas 85 Cleveland St. 89, Notre Dame College 56 Iowa 91, Southern U. 60 Iowa St. 78, Alcorn St. 58 N. Iowa 80, Dubuque 47 Ohio 89, W. Kentucky 84 Purdue 86, IUPUI 61 SIU-Edwardsville 76, South Alabama 75 South Dakota 75, E. Washington 73 SOUTHWEST Oral Roberts 73, Missouri St. 66 FAR WEST Hawaii 82, Hawaii Hilo 64 N. Colorado 104, Oklahoma Panhandle State 53 UNLV 89, Illinois 82 ___

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    Green Bay Packers running back Jamaal Williams dances after the Packers defeated the Cleveland Browns 27-21 in an NFL football game, Sunday, Dec. 10, 2017, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Ron Schwane)

    Rodgers poised for return after Packers beat Browns in OT

    Packers survive upset, beat Browns 27-21 in overtime and could get Rodgers back next week.

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    Buffalo Bills running back LeSean McCoy, center, runs the ball during overtime in an NFL football game against the Indianapolis Colts, Sunday, Dec. 10, 2017, in Orchard Park, N.Y. (AP Photo/Jeffrey T. Barnes)

    Bills frolic in the snow after 13-7 OT win against Colts

    The Buffalo Bills celebrated their 13-7 overtime win against the Indianapolis Colts by frolicking on a snow-blanketed turf

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    Detroit Lions kicker Matt Prater (5) celebrates with holder Sam Martin (6) after Prater kicked the game-winning field goal against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers during the second half of an NFL football game Sunday, Dec. 10, 2017, in Tampa, Fla. The Lions won the game 24-21. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)

    Stafford focused on Lions winning, not Caldwell's future

    Injured throwing hand or not, Matthew Stafford is determined to keep the Detroit Lions in the race for a playoff spot

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    Jacksonville Jaguars wide receiver Keelan Cole, left, rides on the back of Leonard Fournette (27) as they celebrate with offensive lineman Cam Robinson (74) and wide receiver Marqise Lee (11) after scoring a touchdown against the Seattle Seahawks during the second half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Dec. 10, 2017, in Jacksonville, Fla. (AP Photo/Stephen B. Morton)

    Jaguars beat Seahawks 30-24, take outright lead in AFC South

    Blake Bortles threw two perfect passes for touchdowns, Jaydon Mickens set up another score with a 72-yard punt return and the Jacksonville Jaguars beat the Seattle Seahawks 30-24 Sunday

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    Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Carson Wentz gets tackles during the second half of an NFL football game against the Los Angeles Rams Sunday, Dec. 10, 2017, in Los Angeles. Wentz left the game shortly after the play and did not return to the game. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

    Rough day for QBs: Wentz, Savage, McCown, Peterman hurt

    Philadelphia's Carson Wentz, Houston's Tom Savage, the Jets' Josh McCown and Buffalo's Nathan Peterman each left their respective games with injuries

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    Iowa's Josey Jewell wins Lott IMPACT Trophy

    Josey Jewell of Iowa has won the Lott IMPACT Trophy as the college defensive player having the biggest influence on his team

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    Los Angeles Chargers quarterback Philip Rivers throws a pass to wide receiver Tyrell Williams for a touchdown during the first half of an NFL football game against the Washington Redskins Sunday, Dec. 10, 2017, in Carson, Calif. (AP Photo/Denis Poroy)

    Rivers leads Bolts to 4th straight win, 30-13 over Redskins

    Philip Rivers passed for 319 yards and two touchdowns, and the Los Angeles Chargers continued their ferocious playoff push with a 30-13 win over the Washington Redskins

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    Chicago Bulls guard David Nwaba dunks against the New York Knicks during the second half of an NBA basketball game, Saturday, Dec. 9, 2017, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Kamil Krzaczynski)

    Chicago Bulls Nwaba’s rise to NBA rising star is an unlikely story

    Nikola Mirotic’s season debut is a big reason why the Chicago Bulls won twice this weekend, but athletic guard David Nwaba was another key contributor. Nwaba had a strange, rapid rise from complete obscurity to a budding NBA star.

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    FILE - In this June 23, 2017, file photo, Miami Marlins' Giancarlo Stanton hits a home run in the third inning of a baseball game against the Chicago Cubs in Miami. A person familiar with the negotiations says the New York Yankees and Miami Marlins are working on a trade that would send slugger Giancarlo Stanton to New York and infielder Starlin Castro to Miami. The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity Saturday, Dec. 9, 2017, because no agreement has been completed. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee, File)

    Winter meetings warm up fast: Gregerson, relievers in demand

    Now that Shohei Ohtani and Giancarlo Stanton picked their new places to play, baseball bosses are checking into the winter meetings primed to make moves that had been bottled up for weeks

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    Arizona Cardinals defensive tackle Olsen Pierre (72) sacks Tennessee Titans quarterback Marcus Mariota, left, during the first half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Dec.10, 2017, in Glendale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Ralph Freso)

    Mariota struggles in Titans' 12-7 loss to Cardinals

    Mariota shoulders the blame for Tennessee Titans' 12-7 loss to the Arizona Cardinals

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    College Basketball Scores

    Sunday, Dec. 10EAST Fairfield 76, LIU Brooklyn 72 Maine 104, Maine at Machias 51 Navy 73, Columbia 68 Robert Morris 74, Drexel 60 St. Francis (Pa.) 93, Niagara 87, OT Villanova 77, La Salle 68 Wagner 75, Mercy 41 SOUTH Chattanooga 64, Charlotte 50 Coll. of Charleston 92, North Greenville 60 ETSU 94, Hiwassee 48 FAU 106, Webber International 46 Florida St. 72, Tulane 53 High Point 110, Toccoa Falls 39 LSU 97, UNC-Wilmington 84 N. Kentucky 91, E. Kentucky 63 Richmond 74, James Madison 71 Southern Miss. 89, Troy 71 UNC-Asheville 97, Milligan 60 UT Martin 127, Cincinnati Clermont 92 Virginia Tech 93, Md.-Eastern Shore 40 MIDWEST Arizona St. 95, Kansas 85 Cleveland St. 89, Notre Dame College 56 Iowa 91, Southern U. 60 Iowa St. 78, Alcorn St. 58 N. Iowa 80, Dubuque 47 Ohio 89, W. Kentucky 84 SIU-Edwardsville 76, South Alabama 75 South Dakota 75, E. Washington 73 SOUTHWEST Oral Roberts 73, Missouri St. 66 FAR WEST Hawaii 82, Hawaii Hilo 64 N. Colorado 104, Oklahoma Panhandle State 53 UNLV 89, Illinois 82 ___

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    Arizona Cardinals defensive back Tramon Williams (25) breaks up a pass intended for Tennessee Titans wide receiver Corey Davis (84) during the first half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Dec.10, 2017, in Glendale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Rick Scuteri)

    Cardinals beat Titans on Dawson's 4 field goals

    Phil Dawson kicked four second-half field goals and the Arizona Cardinals shut down Tennessee's offense nearly all day in a 12-7 victory over the Titans

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    San Francisco 49ers quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo (10) smiles after a play during the second half of an NFL football game against the Houston Texans, Sunday, Dec. 10, 2017, in Houston. San Francisco won 26-16. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

    Garoppalo, 49ers optimistic after winning 3 of 4 games

    The last few weeks have given the San Francisco 49ers some hope for the future

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    AP sources: Doctors believe Carson Wentz tore ACL

    AP sources say doctors believe Eagles star Carson Wentz, an MVP favorite, has a torn ACL and will miss the rest of the season and the playoffs

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    Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Carson Wentz, right, is tackled by Los Angeles Rams linebacker Samson Ebukam (50) and inside linebacker Bryce Hager during the second half of an NFL football game Sunday, Dec. 10, 2017, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

    Eagles lose Wentz to injury, beat Rams 43-35 to win NFC East

    Carson Wentz threw for 291 yards and four touchdowns before leaving with a knee injury and Jake Elliott kicked the go-ahead 33-yard field goal as the Philadelphia Eagles beat the Los Angeles Rams 43-35 in a thriller to clinch the NFC East title

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    Denver Broncos quarterback Trevor Siemian (13) throws against the New York Jets during the first half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Dec. 10, 2017, in Denver. (AP Photo/Jack Dempsey)

    Broncos end 8-game skid with 23-0 win over Jets

    Trevor Siemian, Denver's defense lead Broncos past New York Jets 23-0 to snap eight-game losing streak

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    Chicago Bears quarterback Mitchell Trubisky celebrates after running in a touchdown in the second half of an NFL football game against the Cincinnati Bengals, Sunday, Dec. 10, 2017, in Cincinnati.

    Chicago Bears beat Bengals in dominant fashion

    Finally, at long last, in Week 14, the Chicago Bears put it all together. Their 33-7 victory over the Bengals in Cincinnati was dominant, as they improved to 4-9 while dropping the home team to 5-8.

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    Indianapolis Colts kicker Adam Vinatieri, right, kicks the tying point during the second half of an NFL football game against the Buffalo Bills, Sunday, Dec. 10, 2017, in Orchard Park, N.Y. (AP Photo/Adrian Kraus)

    Colts chances to beat Bills slip away on snow-slicked field

    Colts kicker Adam Vinatieri wished he had a little more time and a lot more footing after missing a 43-yard field-goal attempt in an eventual 13-7 overtime loss to the Buffalo Bills

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    Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Jameis Winston (3) fumbles the football after getting hit by Detroit Lions defensive end Ezekiel Ansah (94) during the second half of an NFL football game Sunday, Dec. 10, 2017, in Tampa, Fla. The Lions won the game 24-21. (AP Photo/Jason Behnken)

    Bucs' Winston, Koetter deny there's tension between them

    Jameis Winston grew more animated by question, insisting his relationship with Tampa Bay coach Dirk Koetter is fine and that speculation about a possible rift is a by-product of the team not performing up to expectations

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    Minnesota Vikings' Case Keenum, right, tries to throw a pass as Carolina Panthers' Mario Addison, left, reaches in during the second half of an NFL football game in Charlotte, N.C., Sunday, Dec. 10, 2017. (AP Photo/Mike McCarn)

    Panthers' D records 6 sacks, 3 takeaways to beat Vikings

    The Panthers were determined not to let quarterback Case Keenum get comfortable in the pocket

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    Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Dez Bryant (88) runs the ball in for a touchdown against the New York Giants during the first half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Dec. 10, 2017, in East Rutherford, N.J. (AP Photo/Adam Hunger)

    Cowboys still in the hunt after late spurt beat Giants

    Dak Prescott threw three touchdown passes and the Dallas Cowboys beat New York 30-10 to spoil Steve Spagnuolo's debut as interim coach and the return of quarterback Eli Manning to the Giants' starting lineup

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    Indiana Pacers' Victor Oladipo (4) is fouled by Denver Nuggets' Kenneth Faried during the second half of an NBA basketball game, Sunday, Dec. 10, 2017, in Indianapolis. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)

    Oladipo scores career-high 47 as Pacers beat Nuggets in OT

    Victor Oladipo had a career-high 47 points and added seven rebounds and six assists to lead the Indiana Pacers to a 126-116 overtime win over the Denver Nuggets

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    College Basketball Scores

    Sunday, Dec. 10EAST Fairfield 76, LIU Brooklyn 72 Maine 104, Maine at Machias 51 Navy 73, Columbia 68 Robert Morris 74, Drexel 60 St. Francis (Pa.) 93, Niagara 87, OT Villanova 77, La Salle 68 Wagner 75, Mercy 41 SOUTH Chattanooga 64, Charlotte 50 Coll. of Charleston 92, North Greenville 60 ETSU 94, Hiwassee 48 FAU 106, Webber International 46 Florida St. 72, Tulane 53 High Point 110, Toccoa Falls 39 LSU 97, UNC-Wilmington 84 N. Kentucky 91, E. Kentucky 63 Richmond 74, James Madison 71 Southern Miss. 89, Troy 71 UNC-Asheville 97, Milligan 60 UT Martin 127, Cincinnati Clermont 92 Virginia Tech 93, Md.-Eastern Shore 40 MIDWEST Arizona St. 95, Kansas 85 Cleveland St. 89, Notre Dame College 56 Iowa 91, Southern U. 60 N. Iowa 80, Dubuque 47 Ohio 89, W. Kentucky 84 SIU-Edwardsville 76, South Alabama 75 South Dakota 75, E. Washington 73 SOUTHWEST Oral Roberts 73, Missouri St. 66 FAR WEST Hawaii 82, Hawaii Hilo 64 UNLV 89, Illinois 82 ___

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    Tennessee forward Kortney Dunbar (13) celebrates after defeating Texas 82-75 in the second half of an NCAA college basketball game, Sunday, Dec. 10, 2017, in Knoxville, Tenn. (AP Photo/Calvin Mattheis)

    No. 11 Lady Vols top No. 2 Texas 82-75 to stay unbeaten

    Women's Top 25 Capsules

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    No. 25 California women hold off Pacific in 92-85 win

    Kristine Anigwe scored 28 points and hauled in 18 rebounds to lead No. 25 California to a 92-85 win over Pacific

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    Chicago Bears quarterback Mitchell Trubisky celebrates after running in a touchdown in the second half of an NFL football game against the Cincinnati Bengals, Sunday, Dec. 10, 2017, in Cincinnati. (AP Photo/Frank Victores)

    Trubisky has best game, Bears get biggest victory in 5 years

    The Bears finally had something to celebrate. Rookie Mitchell Trubisky threw for a touchdown and ran for another in his best game, Jordan Howard ran for a pair of scores, and Chicago rolled to its most lopsided win in five years, 33-7 over Cincinnati.

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    Philadelphia 76ers Joel Embiid, front right, of Cameroon, makes his move against Los Angeles Lakers Andrew Bogut, left, of Australia, during the second half of an NBA basketball game, Thursday, Dec. 7, 2017, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Chris Szagola)

    Sixers' Embiid, McConnell out vs. Pelicans

    The Philadelphia 76ers have decided to sit out Joel Embiid against the Pelicans because of stiffness in the 7-foot center's back

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    Mike Mitchell, James Harrison active as Steelers host Ravens

    Pittsburgh safety Mike Mitchell and linebacker James Harrison are active as the Steelers try to clinch the AFC North title against Baltimore

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    Boston Celtics forward Al Horford, center, goes to the basket against Detroit Pistons forwards Stanley Johnson (7) and Tobias Harris, right, during the first half of an NBA basketball game Sunday, Dec. 10, 2017, in Detroit. (AP Photo/Duane Burleson)

    Celtics beat Pistons 91-81, getting revenge for rare loss

    Al Horford had 18 points and Kyrie Irving scored 16 to help the Boston Celtics get revenge for a rare loss, beating the Detroit Pistons 91-81

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    Indianapolis Colts outside linebacker Barkevious Mingo, right, tries to tackle Buffalo Bills running back LeSean McCoy during the second half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Dec. 10, 2017, in Orchard Park, N.Y. (AP Photo/Jeffrey T. Barnes)

    McCoy scores to seal Bills' 13-7 OT win over Colts

    LeSean McCoy scored on a 21-yard run with 1:33 left in overtime to secure the Buffalo Bills' 13-7 win over the Indianapolis Colts in a wintry, white-out setting best suited for snow shoes and sled dogs

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    Tennessee head coach Holly Warlick calls to her team in the first half of an NCAA college basketball game against Texas, Sunday, Dec. 10, 2017, in Knoxville, Tenn. (AP Photo/Calvin Mattheis)

    No. 11 Lady Vols stay unbeaten by stopping No. 2 Texas 82-75

    Nared, Russell produce double-doubles as No. 11 Lady Vols stay unbeaten with 82-75 victory over No. 2 Texas

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    Detroit Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford (9) throws a pass against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers during the first half of an NFL football game Sunday, Dec. 10, 2017, in Tampa, Fla. (AP Photo/Jason Behnken)

    Stafford's 4th winning drive leads Lions over Bucs 24-21

    Matthew Stafford passed for 381 yards with an injured throwing hand and set up Matt Prater for a 46-yard field goal in the closing seconds, helping the Detroit Lions remain in playoff contention with a 24-21 victory over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers

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    Toronto Raptors guard Fred VanVleet, left, topples to the floor going for the ball against Sacramento Kings center Kosta Koufos during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Sunday, Dec. 10, 2017, in Sacramento, Calif. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)

    DeMar DeRozan leads Raptors to 6th straight win

    DeMar DeRozan scored 13 of his 25 points in the third quarter and the Toronto Raptors held off the Sacramento Kings 102-87 for their sixth straight victory

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    Toronto Maple Leafs' Connor Brown (28) celebrates his goal with Auston Matthews (34) in the first period of an NHL hockey game against the Pittsburgh Penguins in Pittsburgh, Saturday, Dec. 9, 2017. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)

    Maple Leafs' Auston Matthews held out against Oilers

    Toronto star forward Auston Matthews was held out of the Maple Leafs' game against the Edmonton Oilers because of an upper-body injury

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    College Basketball Scores

    Sunday, Dec. 10EAST Fairfield 76, LIU Brooklyn 72 Maine 104, Maine at Machias 51 Navy 73, Columbia 68 Robert Morris 74, Drexel 60 St. Francis (Pa.) 93, Niagara 87, OT Villanova 77, La Salle 68 Wagner 75, Mercy 41 SOUTH Chattanooga 64, Charlotte 50 Coll. of Charleston 92, North Greenville 60 ETSU 94, Hiwassee 48 FAU 106, Webber International 46 Florida St. 72, Tulane 53 High Point 110, Toccoa Falls 39 LSU 97, UNC-Wilmington 84 Richmond 74, James Madison 71 Southern Miss. 89, Troy 71 UNC-Asheville 97, Milligan 60 UT Martin 127, Cincinnati Clermont 92 Virginia Tech 93, Md.-Eastern Shore 40 MIDWEST Arizona St. 95, Kansas 85 Cleveland St. 89, Notre Dame College 56 N. Iowa 80, Dubuque 47 Ohio 89, W. Kentucky 84 SIU-Edwardsville 76, South Alabama 75 South Dakota 75, E. Washington 73 SOUTHWEST Oral Roberts 73, Missouri St. 66 FAR WEST Hawaii 82, Hawaii Hilo 64 UNLV 89, Illinois 82 ___

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    No. 6 Mississippi State overpowers Little Rock 86-48

    Morgan William scored a season-high 16 points and No. 6 Mississippi State overpowered Little Rock 86-48 to improve to 9-0

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    PAOK thrashes Panathinaikos 4-0 in Greek league

    Dimitris Pelkas scored twice as PAOK thrashed Panathinaikos 4-0 in the Greek league Sunday

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    Cincinnati Bengals head coach Marvin Lewis speaks during a news conference following an NFL football game against the Chicago Bears, Sunday, Dec. 10, 2017, in Cincinnati. (AP Photo/Gary Landers)

    Bengals' loss to Steelers seeps into 33-7 drubbing by Bears

    The Bengals showed up with a hangover from their season-crushing loss on Monday night and gave one of their worst performances during coach Marvin Lewis' 15 seasons

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    Barcelona's Lionel Messi reacts after failing to score against Villarreal during the Spanish La Liga soccer match between Villarreal and FC Barcelona at the Ceramica stadium in Villarreal, Spain, Sunday, Dec. 10, 2017. (AP Photo/Alberto Saiz)

    Messi, Suarez strike after Villarreal reduced to 10 men

    Lionel Messi and Luis Suarez scored after Villarreal was reduced to 10 men to give Barcelona a 2-0 win that maintained its lead of the Spanish league

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    Manchester City's Nicolas Otamendi, right, scores his side's second goal during the English Premier League soccer match between Manchester United and Manchester City at Old Trafford Stadium in Manchester, England, Sunday, Dec. 10, 2017. (AP Photo/Dave Thompson)

    Record-setting City wins derby for 11-point lead in EPL

    Manchester City capitalized on two defensive lapses by Romelu Lukaku to claim a record-setting 2-1 win over Manchester United and open up an 11-point lead over its fierce rival in the Premier League

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    Kansas City Chiefs running back Kareem Hunt (27) celebrates his touchdown against the Oakland Raiders with teammates wide receiver Tyreek Hill (10) and wide receiver Albert Wilson (12) during the first half of an NFL football game in Kansas City, Mo., Sunday, Dec. 10, 2017. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)

    Hunt, defense spur Chiefs to 26-15 victory over Raiders

    Kareem Hunt ran for 116 yards and a touchdown, the Chiefs shut down Derek Carr and Raiders offense and Kansas City held on to beat Oakland 26-15

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    Kansas City Chiefs defensive lineman Chris Jones (95) sacks Oakland Raiders quarterback Derek Carr (4) during the first half of an NFL football game in Kansas City, Mo., Sunday, Dec. 10, 2017. (AP Photo/Ed Zurga)

    Raiders' Carr crashes as Chiefs beat up Oakland QB in win

    Raiders quarterback Derek Carr struggled mightily on Sunday in Kansas City, throwing for 211 yards and two picks in a 26-15 loss

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    College Basketball Scores

    Sunday, Dec. 10EAST Fairfield 76, LIU Brooklyn 72 Maine 104, Maine at Machias 51 Navy 73, Columbia 68 Robert Morris 74, Drexel 60 St. Francis (Pa.) 93, Niagara 87, OT Villanova 77, La Salle 68 Wagner 75, Mercy 41 SOUTH Chattanooga 64, Charlotte 50 Coll. of Charleston 92, North Greenville 60 ETSU 94, Hiwassee 48 FAU 106, Webber International 46 Florida St. 72, Tulane 53 High Point 110, Toccoa Falls 39 Richmond 74, James Madison 71 Southern Miss. 89, Troy 71 UNC-Asheville 97, Milligan 60 UT Martin 127, Cincinnati Clermont 92 Virginia Tech 93, Md.-Eastern Shore 40 MIDWEST Arizona St. 95, Kansas 85 Cleveland St. 89, Notre Dame College 56 Ohio 89, W. Kentucky 84 SIU-Edwardsville 76, South Alabama 75 South Dakota 75, E. Washington 73 SOUTHWEST Oral Roberts 73, Missouri St. 66 FAR WEST Hawaii 82, Hawaii Hilo 64 UNLV 89, Illinois 82 ___

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    Chicago Bears quarterback Mitchell Trubisky celebrates after running in a touchdown in the second half of an NFL football game against the Cincinnati Bengals, Sunday, Dec. 10, 2017, in Cincinnati. (AP Photo/Frank Victores)

    Trubisky, Howard lead Bears over hapless Bengals 33-7

    Rookie Mitchell Trubisky threw for a touchdown and ran for another in his best showing yet, and the Chicago Bears ended a five-game losing streak by routing the lackluster Cincinnati Bengals 33-7, their most lopsided victory in five years

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    Green Bay Packers quarterback Brett Hundley reacts after defeating the Cleveland Browns in an NFL football game, Sunday, Dec. 10, 2017, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Ron Schwane)

    Packers stun Browns 27-21 in OT, set up Rodgers' return

    Packers rally to beat Browns 27-21 in overtime, set stage for Rodgers' return.

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    Henry lifts SIU-Edwardsville over South Alabama 76-75

    Jalen Henry poured in a season-high 26 points, including two free throws with three seconds left in the game, and SIU Edwardsville rallied to beat South Alabama 76-75 on Sunday

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    Porto striker Aboubakar gets hat trick in 5-0 win at Setubal

    Cameroon striker Vincent Aboubakar scored a hat trick in FC Porto's 5-0 victory at Setubal to restore its lead of the Portuguese league

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    Napoli's Marek Hamsik kicks the ball during the Serie A soccer match between Napoli and Fiorentina at the San Paolo stadium in Naples, Italy, Sunday, Dec. 10, 2017. (Cesare Abbate/ANSA via AP)

    Napoli draws 0-0 against Fiorentina, fails to go back top

    Napoli is struggling without Lorenzo Insigne and was held to a goalless draw by Fiorentina in Serie A

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    Danish men, women, Italian men earn Olympic curling berths

    The Olympic curling fields are set, with men's and women's teams from Denmark and the Italian men grabbing the last spots

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    No. 10 West Virginia women cruise past Coppin State 101-43

    Katrina Pardee scores career-high 25 points, No. 10 West Virginia cruises to 101-43 victory over Coppin State

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    Los Angeles Dodgers relief pitcher Brandon Morrow throws against the Chicago Cubs during the sixth inning of Game 2 of baseball’s National League Championship Series in Los Angeles, Sunday, Oct. 15, 2017.

    Reports: Cubs reach two-year deal with reliever Morrow

    Reports from baseball’s winter meetings in Orlando say the Chicago Cubs have reached a two-year deal with right-handed reliever Brandon Morrow, formerly of the Los Angeles Dodgers.

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    Cunningham has 35, No. 17 Mizzou women top SIU-E 78-48

    Sophie Cunningham had a career-high seven 3-pointers and a season-high 35 points and No. 17 Missouri rolled to a 78-48 win over Southern Illinois-Edwardsville for the Tigers' ninth-straight win

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    Cleveland State goes deep to beat Notre Dame College, 89-56

    Bobby Word and Kenny Carpenter combined to score 36 points and Cleveland State tied a school record by hitting 14 3-pointers en route to a comfortable, 89-56 win over Division II-Notre Dame College

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    Stanford's Sam Werner celebrates after scoring the game winning goal to win the NCAA College Cup championship soccer match against Indiana, Sunday, Dec. 10, 2017, in Chester, Pa. Stanford won 1-0 in over time. (AP Photo/Derik Hamilton)

    Stanford beats Indiana in double OT for 3rd straight title

    Sam Werner scores in second overtime to lead Stanford to 3rd straight NCAA men's soccer title with 1-0 win over Indiana

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    College Basketball Scores

    Sunday, Dec. 10EAST Maine 104, Maine at Machias 51 Navy 73, Columbia 68 Robert Morris 74, Drexel 60 St. Francis (Pa.) 93, Niagara 87, OT Villanova 77, La Salle 68 SOUTH Chattanooga 64, Charlotte 50 Coll. of Charleston 92, North Greenville 60 ETSU 94, Hiwassee 48 FAU 106, Webber International 46 Florida St. 72, Tulane 53 High Point 110, Toccoa Falls 39 Richmond 74, James Madison 71 Southern Miss. 89, Troy 71 UT Martin 127, Cincinnati Clermont 92 Virginia Tech 93, Md.-Eastern Shore 40 MIDWEST Arizona St. 95, Kansas 85 Cleveland St. 89, Notre Dame College 56 Ohio 89, W. Kentucky 84 South Dakota 75, E. Washington 73 FAR WEST Hawaii 82, Hawaii Hilo 64 UNLV 89, Illinois 82 ___

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    Green Bay Packers wide receiver Davante Adams (17) holds off Cleveland Browns defensive back Jason McCourty (30) in the second half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Dec. 10, 2017, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Ron Schwane)

    Packers rally to stun winless Browns 27-21 in overtime

    Packers rally to beat Browns 27-21 in overtime, set stage for Rodgers' return.

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    No. 22 Villanova women beat Temple, push record to 9-0

    Alex Louin scored with 43 seconds left and she and Adrianna Hahn made 3 of 5 free throws as No. 22 Villanova held off Big 5 rival Temple 69-65 for the 9-0 Wildcats' best start in 37 years

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    No. 13 FSU women use strong start to top Arizona St 77-66

    Imani Wright scored 22 points, Shakayla Thomas and AJ Alix had double-doubles and No. 13 Florida State used a big first quarter to turn back Arizona State 77-66

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    No. 24 Michigan women pull away 54-41 over Kent State

    Hailey Brown and Hallie Thome each scored 11 points and No. 24 Michigan overcame a slow start to get past Kent State for a 54-41 win

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    BC-BKC--Notre Dame College-Cleveland St. Long Box

    BC-BKC--Notre Dame College-Cleveland St. Long Box CLEVELAND ST. 89, NOTRE DAME COLLEGE 56FGFTRebNOTRE DAME COLLEGEMinM-AM-AO-TAPFPTSCugini355-90-06-181110Hayes323-90-00-2029Kelsheimer331-62-30-2214Parks387-175-61-61223Scarberry201-42-22-3134Megins231-51-22-6514Frankland80-00-00-0010Atcheson81-40-00-0032Beidlman20-10-01-1000Ching10-00-00-0000Totals20019-5510-1312-38101456 Percentages: FG .345, FT .769. 3-Point Goals: 8-27, .296 (Parks 4-9, Hayes 3-6, Megins 1-3, Atcheson 0-1, Cugini 0-2, Scarberry 0-2, Kelsheimer 0-4). Team Rebounds: 6. Team Turnovers: 29 (14 PTS). Blocked Shots: 0. Turnovers: 29 (Parks 8, Scarberry 6, Kelsheimer 5, Megins 4, Cugini 3, Hayes 2, Frankland). Steals: 4 (Cugini, Kelsheimer, Megins, Parks). Technical Fouls: None. FGFTRebCLEVELAND ST.MinM-AM-AO-TAPFPTSKenic212-72-42-3117Appleby224-53-30-43212Carpenter337-131-23-81217Word287-161-20-30319Wright161-10-01-2302Thomas224-81-10-25210Highsmith183-71-21-2238Hales150-00-03-5120Hairston142-40-01-2005Christian93-70-01-1109Payne20-10-01-2000Totals20033-699-1414-35181589 Percentages: FG .478, FT .643. 3-Point Goals: 14-39, .359 (Word 4-13, Christian 3-6, Carpenter 2-6, Appleby 1-1, Hairston 1-1, Highsmith 1-3, Thomas 1-3, Kenic 1-5, Payne 0-1). Team Rebounds: 0. Team Turnovers: 13 (32 PTS). Blocked Shots: 6 (Appleby 2, Hairston 2, Hales, Wright). Turnovers: 13 (Appleby 2, Carpenter 2, Hairston 2, Hales 2, Highsmith 2, Kenic, Thomas, Word). Steals: 19 (Appleby 4, Hales 4, Highsmith 3, Carpenter 2, Word 2, Christian, Hairston, Kenic, Thomas). Technical Fouls: None.

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    BC-BKC--Notre Dame College-Cleveland St. Box

    BC-BKC--Notre Dame College-Cleveland St. Box CLEVELAND ST. 89, NOTRE DAME COLLEGE 56NOTRE DAME COLLEGE (0-1) Cugini 5-9 0-0 10, Kelsheimer 1-6 2-3 4, Parks 7-17 5-6 23, Hayes 3-9 0-0 9, Scarberry 1-4 2-2 4, Megins 1-5 1-2 4, Ching 0-0 0-0 0, Atcheson 1-4 0-0 2, Beidlman 0-1 0-0 0, Frankland 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 19-55 10-13 56. CLEVELAND ST. (3-6) Kenic 2-7 2-4 7, Carpenter 7-13 1-2 17, Word 7-16 1-2 19, Appleby 4-5 3-3 12, Wright 1-1 0-0 2, Hairston 2-4 0-0 5, Christian 3-7 0-0 9, Thomas 4-8 1-1 10, Highsmith 3-7 1-2 8, Hales 0-0 0-0 0, Payne 0-1 0-0 0. Totals 33-69 9-14 89. Halftime_Cleveland St. 38-21. 3-Point Goals_Notre Dame College 8-27 (Parks 4-9, Hayes 3-6, Megins 1-3, Atcheson 0-1, Scarberry 0-2, Cugini 0-2, Kelsheimer 0-4), Cleveland St. 14-39 (Word 4-13, Christian 3-6, Carpenter 2-6, Appleby 1-1, Hairston 1-1, Thomas 1-3, Highsmith 1-3, Kenic 1-5, Payne 0-1). Fouled Out_None. Rebounds_Notre Dame College 38 (Cugini 18), Cleveland St. 35 (Carpenter 8). Assists_Notre Dame College 10 (Megins 5), Cleveland St. 18 (Thomas 5). Total Fouls_Notre Dame College 14, Cleveland St. 15. A_1,033 (13,610).

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    CORRECTS TO COWBOYS QUARTERBACK DAK PRESCOTT NOT ZAC DYSERT - Dallas Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott (4) slides as he takes a hit from New York Giants outside linebacker Devon Kennard (59) during the first quarter of an NFL football game, Sunday, Dec. 10, 2017, in East Rutherford, N.J. (AP Photo/Adam Hunger)

    Prescott throws 3 TDs as Cowboys spoil Eli's return

    Dak Prescott threw three touchdown passes and the Dallas Cowboys beat New York 30-10 to spoil Steve Spagnuolo's debut as interim coach and the return of quarterback Eli Manning to the Giants' starting lineup

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    Carolina Panthers' Devin Funchess (17) and Cam Newton (1) celebrate their touchdown against the Minnesota Vikings during the second half of an NFL football game in Charlotte, N.C., Sunday, Dec. 10, 2017. (AP Photo/Mike McCarn)

    Stewart runs for 3 TDs, Panthers beat Vikings 31-24

    Jonathan Stewart ran for 103 yards and three touchdowns, and the Carolina Panthers snapped the Minnesota Vikings' eight-game win streak with a 31-24 victory on Sunday

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    No. 23 Green Bay shuts down Loyola-Chicago 76-39

    Jessica Lindstrom scored 14 points with 12 rebounds and five assists to propel No. 23 Green Bay to a 76-39 victory over Loyola-Chicago

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    Brown, Gorecki lead No. 14 Duke women past Winthrop 101-30

    Lexie Brown scored 32 points, Haley Gorecki added a career-high 20 and No. 14 Duke cruised to a 101-30 win over Winthrop

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    College Basketball Scores

    Sunday, Dec. 10EAST Maine 104, Maine at Machias 51 Navy 73, Columbia 68 Robert Morris 74, Drexel 60 Villanova 77, La Salle 68 SOUTH Chattanooga 64, Charlotte 50 Coll. of Charleston 92, North Greenville 60 ETSU 94, Hiwassee 48 FAU 106, Webber International 46 Florida St. 72, Tulane 53 High Point 110, Toccoa Falls 39 MIDWEST Cleveland St. 89, Notre Dame College 56 South Dakota 75, E. Washington 73 FAR WEST Hawaii 82, Hawaii Hilo 64 UNLV 89, Illinois 82 ___

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    Balanced Miami women topple 20th-ranked Kentucky 65-54

    Erykah Davenport and Shaneese Bailey made key plays back-to-back late in the game and four players scored in double figures as a balanced Miami upset the No. 20 Kentucky women 65-54, handing the Wildcats a second loss in as many games

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    Florida hires Houston OC/QBs coach Johnson as assistant

    Florida coach Dan Mullen is reuniting with his former quarterbacks coach Brian Johnson

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    No. 21 Washington State dismisses top receiver Martin Jr.

    No. 21 Washington State has dismissed leading receiver Tavares Martin Jr. from the team for violation of team rules

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    College Basketball Scores

    Sunday, Dec. 10EAST Navy 73, Columbia 68 SOUTH Chattanooga 64, Charlotte 50 FAU 106, Webber International 46 Florida St. 72, Tulane 53 FAR WEST Hawaii 82, Hawaii Hilo 64 UNLV 89, Illinois 82 ___

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    College Basketball Scores

    Sunday, Dec. 10EAST Navy 73, Columbia 68 SOUTH Chattanooga 64, Charlotte 50 FAU 106, Webber International 46 Florida St. 72, Tulane 53 FAR WEST Hawaii 82, Hawaii Hilo 64 UNLV 89, Illinois 82 ___

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    Manchester City's Kyle Walker, center, celebrates with teammates at the end of the English Premier League soccer match between Manchester United and Manchester City at Old Trafford Stadium in Manchester, England, Sunday, Dec. 10, 2017. City won 2-1. (AP Photo/Dave Thompson)

    Man City wins derby, EPL title race turning into procession

    The race for the Premier League title is turning into a procession after Manchester City beat fierce rival Manchester United 2-1 to extend its lead to 11 points in a record-breaking start to the season

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    Austrian coach Peter Stoeger talks to the media at a press conference of Borussia Dortmund, where he is presented as the new head coach of the Bundesliga soccer club in Dortmund, Germany, Sunday, Dec. 10, 2017. Borussia Dortmund displaced Dutch head coach Peter Bosz Saturday after a defeat against Werder Bremen. Stoeger was dismissed as head coach of FC Cologne earlier this month. (AP Photo/Martin Meissner)

    Winless Cologne wastes 3-goal lead to lose 4-3 to Freiburg

    Nils Petersen scored with two late penalties as Freiburg came from three goals down to beat Cologne 4-3 in the Bundesliga

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    Sporting KC sends Oliveira, Pasher to Atlanta for Jones, GK

    Sporting Kansas City has traded midfielder Kevin Oliveira and defender Tyler Pasher to Atlanta United FC for forward Kenwyne Jones and goalkeeper Alexander Tambakis

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    FILE - At left, in a Sept. 17, 2017, file photo, Miami Dolphins head coach Adam Gase looks on during during an NFL football game against the Los Angeles Chargers, in Carson, Calif. At right, in an Oct. 22, 2017, file photo, New England Patriots head coach Bill Belichick watches from the sideline during the first half of an NFL football game against the Atlanta Falcons, in Foxborough, Mass. The Miami Dolphins' second-year coach is 0-3 against the Patriots and faces them again Monday night, Dec. 11. (AP Photo/File)

    Dolphins' Gase seeks breakthrough win against Patriots

    Adam Gase has yet to overtake the New England Patriots because he has yet to beat them

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    St. Louis Blues left wing Jaden Schwartz (17) reacts to being injured against the Detroit Red Wings in the first period of an NHL hockey game, Saturday, Dec. 9, 2017, in Detroit. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)

    Blues place forward Jaden Schwartz on injured reserve

    The St. Louis Blues have put forward Jaden Schwartz on injured reserve with a right ankle injury and he will re-evaluated in six weeks

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    Rising star Aouar scores twice as Lyon beats Amiens 2-1

    Days after being linked with a potential move to Barcelona, teenage midfielder Houssem Aouar scored twice as Lyon rallied to win 2-1 at Amiens

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    FILE - At left, in an Oct. 22, 2017, file photo, Miami Dolphins quarterback Jay Cutler (6) looks to pass during the first half of an NFL football game against the New York Jets, in Miami Gardens, Fla. At right, in a Nov. 26, 2017, file photo, New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady rolls out to pass against the Miami Dolphins during the first half of an NFL football game, in Foxborough, Mass. New England plays at Miami on Monday night, Dec. 11. (AP Photo/File)

    Teams can lock up as many as 5 playoff berths in Week 14

    As many as five playoff berths can be locked up, and New England can clinch before taking the field Monday night

Business

Life & Entertainment

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    Miguel (voiced by Anthony Gonzalez) sings his heart out in "Coco."

    'Coco' tops box office again before 'Star Wars' hits

    Disney and Pixar's "Coco" has topped the box office for a third time on a quiet, pre "Star Wars: The Last Jedi" weekend in theaters.

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    Timothée Chalamet stars in “Call Me By Your Name.”

    ‘Call Me By Your Name,’ ‘Shape of Water’ lead Chicago Film Critics nominations

    “Call Me By Your Name” and “The Shape of Water” lead the nominations for the 2017 Chicago Film Critics Awards to be announced Tuesday night.

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    FILE - In this Oct. 26, 2017 file photo, recording artist Cardi B performs at Power 105.1's Powerhouse at Barclays Center in New York. Cardi B performed at one of the most exclusive Art Basel parties hosted by TIDAL X: Moschino hosted by famed fashion designer Jeremy Scott. (Photo by Scott Roth/Invision/AP, File)

    Drake, Miguel, 50 Cent perform at Art Basel parties

    Musicians, actors and fashion icons descended on Miami for a whirlwind week of glamorous parties to celebrate some of the world's best artists during Art Basel

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    Dr. Tina Mantanoña

    5 ways to feel more blessed, less stressed this holiday season

    Thanksgiving has come and gone, marking the official start of the holiday season — a time of year that leaves us feeling blessed and stressed. Here are a few tips from the Northwestern Medicine Family Physicians in Grayslake to help prevent holiday blues and minimize stress during this hectic time.

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    Visitors to New York City flock to Rockefeller Center to see the Rockefeller Center Christmas every year.

    Trees, lights, holiday magic: Christmas events and displays across the U.S.

    Destinations around the U.S. are dressing up for Christmas with trees, lights and holiday magic. Here’s a look at a few events and attractions, from New York City to Pigeon Forge, Tennessee, to Anaheim, California,

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    Jewelry, paintings, prints and more are on sale at the 17th annual One of a Kind Show+Sale this weekend at the Merchandise Mart in Chicago.

    Sunday picks: Find jewelry and art at Merchandise Mart sale

    Find interesting and artistic gifts at the Merchandise Mart’s One of a Kind Show+Sale. More on this, the Skokie Valley Kennel Club Dog Show, Tomorrow’s Alliance’s USO beneft at Elbo Room and much more.

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    Lacey Chabert, left, with Brenden Sunderland, in “The Sweetest Christmas” — the one where she plays a baker who reconnects with her high school sweetheart over the holidays.

    Save us, Hallmark! Why we’re turning to Christmas movies to escape reality

    There is something specific about this December: The news stinks, current events stink — turning on the television, in general, stinks. “It’s like, Hallmark or Prozac?” offers Julie Miner, an adjunct professor of public health at George Mason University and one of the many people who, for reasons they cannot fully explain, are watching a truckload of Hallmark this season.

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    “Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus” delivers the year’s best first-person shooter and single-player campaign.

    ‘Wolfenstein II’ delivers the year’s best first-person shooter

    From moments of genuine human connection to truer-to-life survival tactics, “Wolfenstein II” lets you fight Nazis in a campaign that’s more finely tuned than its predecessors.

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    The problem with food allergy testing

    You might be surprised to learn that food allergy testing, a common laboratory test done by both physicians and non-traditional practitioners, has almost no clinical validity.

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    Ikea recently relaunched a recall of 29 million chests and dressers after the death of a seventh child attributed to one of the dressers tipping over. To prevent such accidents, parents should install anti-tip devices immediately and follow manufacturers’ instructions. Other anti-tip devices such as brackets, braces and wall straps are available online and in stores, and generally range in price from $5 to $25.

    How to protect kids from tip-over accidents

    Family gatherings and gift giving can send kids into high gear during the holidays, so now is a good time for parents and grandparents to make sure they have safeguarded their homes against household accidents involving falling furniture or TVs.

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    Smartweed is, admittedly, a weed but a pretty weed if you take the time to look at it up close.

    Smartweed is a weed even if it quite pretty up close

    I paused my shoveling of horse manure the other day to rest my eyes on a most attractive plant growing at the edge of the pile. I quickly reminded myself that the object of my admiration was a weed: smartweed. Once again, that line dividing weeds from garden plants blurred.

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    Swastikas have been used by most cultures for centuries.

    Significance of symbol on plate alarms collector

    Q. Enclosed is a photo of a porcelain plate I purchased at a yard sale. The border is decorated with flowers, green leaves, butterflies and black swastikas inside yellow squares. On the back of each plate is the image of the god Mercury. I would be grateful for any information you may find on the history of my plate.

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    There is a fair amount of risk for planting evergreens at this late date — more so for large evergreen trees planted in a site exposed to sun and wind.

    Voles can harm plants over the winter months

    You may want to consider cutting more perennials back in the fall if you have had problems with voles. Voles are compact rodents with stocky bodies, short legs and short tails and can be mistaken for mice.

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    The internet abounds with holiday-themed decals that can transform a room without taking up space.

    Holiday decorations that take up zero room

    It has been said that people who decorate the outside of their house for Christmas are happier. It follows that people who bring adornments inside, too, are willing to make an effort to create a special ambiance in their home.

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    Racism is not a ‘small thing’ to find fault with

    Q. I am engaged to a great guy. But he is prejudiced against one specific race. The amount of time and energy we have spent arguing about this race is downright embarrassing. This seems like such a small thing to break up over, but it also seems like something I can’t argue about for the rest of my life.

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    The branches of winterberry are loaded with bright red berries.

    Berries are jewels in winter garden

    As Jack Frost nips at the landscape, berries add color and sparkle to the winter garden. In addition to delighting gardeners, they are also a valuable food source for birds and other wildlife.

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    A master-bedroom suite in Scottsdale, Arizona, designed by Suzanne Lasky of S Interior Design LLC, features throw pillows she incorporated into her design.

    Why are throw pillows such a devisive home accessory?

    It’s a well-known decorating fact that throw pillows are an easy and inexpensive way to change the look of a room. They can add color, texture, interest or a dash of holiday cheer. But that doesn’t mean everybody appreciates them.

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    How to prevent ice dams

    Q. I’ve been getting ice dams and just discovered that some of the vertical trim boards along the edge of the roof are rotting. I’m assuming the reason for the rot is due to heat escaping into the attic, resulting in the ice melting into the boards and rotting them out.

Discuss

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    Trump demonstrates the art of the concession
    Columnist Fareed Zakaria: With his decision to move the American Embassy to Jerusalem, President Donald Trump did something puzzling for a person who claims to be a great dealmaker. He made a massive, pre-emptive concession to one side in a complicated negotiation without getting anything for it in return.

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    Stopping included?
    A Palatine letter to the editor: In response to Ralph Banasiak’s letter, “CLAP for safety on foot, cycle”:

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

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    Finland celebrates with dignity and joy

    Columnist Georgie Anne Geyer: Why, this week — when the world seems to be collapsing around us and an American president seems singularly incapable of catching it — should I write about Finland?

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