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    Dallas Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott (4) celebrates after scoring a touchdown against the Oakland Raiders during the second half of an NFL football game in Oakland, Calif., Sunday, Dec. 17, 2017. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg)

    Cowboys edge Raiders 20-17 by slimmest of margins

    Dallas kept its playoff hopes alive by the slimmest of margins with a 20-17 victory over the Raiders

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    Calgary Flames defenceman Mark Giordano (5) celebrates his goal with teammates Johnny Gaudreau (13) and Dougie Hamilton (27) during second period NHL hockey action in Vancouver, British Columbia, Sunday, Dec. 17, 2017. (Jonathan Hayward/The Canadian Press via AP)

    Giordano, Bennett lead Flames to 6-1 win over Canucks

    Mark Giordano scored twice, Sam Bennett had a goal and three assists, and the Calgary Flames beat the Vancouver Canucks 6-1

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    College Basketball Scores

    Sunday, Dec. 17EAST Binghamton 51, Sacred Heart 48 Boston College 84, CCSU 65 Delaware 68, Delaware St. 59, OT Duquesne 74, NC A&T 58 Elon 77, Boston U. 69 La Salle 95, Mercer 85 Old Dominion 82, Fairfield 77, OT Providence 62, Stony Brook 60 Saint Joseph's 72, Maine 59 Siena 87, Bryant 68 St. John's 69, Iona 59 St. Peter's 71, LIU Brooklyn 56 UMBC 76, N. Kentucky 75 SOUTH Furman 90, UNC-Wilmington 84 Gardner-Webb 80, Hampton 79 Georgia Tech 79, Florida A&M 54 Lipscomb 67, Abilene Christian 65 Morehead St. 98, Cent. Arkansas 94, OT North Carolina 78, Tennessee 73 Penn St. 72, George Mason 54 Tennessee Tech 82, Chattanooga 76 W. Carolina 76, UNC-Asheville 72 William & Mary 126, Milligan 69 Wofford 70, High Point 57 MIDWEST Evansville 79, Midway 52 Miami (Ohio) 109, Rio Grande 70 Nebraska-Omaha 99, Cornell College 58 S. Illinois 71, Lamar 61 SOUTHWEST Baylor 118, Savannah St. 86 Houston 92, Prairie View 72 FAR WEST Arizona St. 76, Vanderbilt 64 Army 79, Air Force 54 Colorado St. 66, Texas State 58 E. Washington 86, CS Northridge 58 Montana 77, UC Riverside 61 Nevada 77, Radford 62 South Dakota 76, San Jose St. 62 Southern Cal 98, UC Santa Barbara 87 Stanford 71, San Francisco 59 Washington 80, Loyola Marymount 77 ___

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    Vegas Golden Knights left wing Erik Haula, right, and Florida Panthers center Aleksander Barkov vie for the puck during the third period of an NHL hockey game, Sunday, Dec. 17, 2017, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/John Locher)

    Haula's go-ahead goal in 3rd leads Vegas past Panthers

    Erik Haula scored the go-ahead goal midway through the third period and the Vegas Golden Knights beat the Florida Panthers 5-2

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    Jacksonville Jaguars quarterback Blake Bortles, left, looks for a receiver as he is pressured by Houston Texans defensive end Jadeveon Clowney (90) during the first half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Dec. 17, 2017, in Jacksonville, Fla. (AP Photo/Stephen B. Morton)

    NFL Today, Week 15

    NFL Today, Week 15

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    Billings helps No. 11 UCLA women beat Seton Hall 77-68

    Monique Billings scored 17 points and Kelli Hayes added 15 to help No. 11 UCLA beat pesky Seton Hall 77-68 on Sunday

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    Dallas Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott (4) celebrates after scoring a touchdown against the Oakland Raiders during the second half of an NFL football game in Oakland, Calif., Sunday, Dec. 17, 2017. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg)

    The Latest: Cowboys edge Raiders by slimmest of margins

    The Latest from the NFL: Razor-thin fourth-down conversion helps Cowboys top Raiders

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    Carolina Panthers owner Jerry Richardson, top center, watches during the first half of an NFL football game between the Carolina Panthers and the Green Bay Packers in Charlotte, N.C., Sunday, Dec. 17, 2017. (AP Photo/Mike McCarn)

    Facing misconduct investigation, Panthers owner selling team

    Facing an investigation into sexual and racist misconduct, owner Jerry Richardson announces that he is selling the NFL's Carolina Panthers

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    Chicago Bulls' Kris Dunn shoots during the first half of an NBA basketball game against the Milwaukee Bucks Friday, Dec. 15, 2017, in Milwaukee. (AP Photo/Morry Gash)

    Hold on, how did Chicago Bulls manage to win five in a row?

    Since the Chicago Bulls' five-game winning streak caught most everyone off guard, let's stop and take a look at why this happens and what it could mean for the rebuild.

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    Chicago Blackhawks right wing Patrick Kane, right, looks to pass against Minnesota Wild center Eric Staal during the first period of an NHL hockey game, Sunday, Dec. 17, 2017, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)

    Kane, Crawford lead Blackhawks past Wild for 5th straight

    Patrick Kane scored two slick goals, Corey Crawford made 27 saves and the Chicago Blackhawks beat the Minnesota Wild 4-1 for their season-high fifth straight win

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    Chicago Blackhawks right wing Tommy Wingels (57) celebrates with teammates after scoring a goal against the Minnesota Wild during the third period of an NHL hockey game, Sunday, Dec. 17, 2017, in Chicago. The Blackhawks won 4-1. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)

    Franson, Rutta eager to get back for Chicago Blackhawks

    Injured Chicago Blackhawks defensemen Cody Franson and Jan Rutta hoping to return to game action soon.

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    Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger (7) sits on the turf after throwing an interception in the end zone during the second half of an NFL football game against the New England Patriots in Pittsburgh, Sunday, Dec. 17, 2017. (AP Photo/Don Wright)

    Risky decision backfires as Steelers lose to Patriots 27-24

    The Pittsburgh Steelers saw a chance to end years of misery against the New England Patriots vanish in the final seconds of a 27-24 loss

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    Indiana Pacers' Victor Oladipo, center top, competes for the ball with Brooklyn Nets' Rondae Hollis-Jefferson, bottom, during the second half of an NBA basketball game, Sunday, Dec. 17, 2017, in New York. (AP Photo/Andres Kudacki)

    Oladipo scores 26, leads Pacers over Nets 109-97

    Victor Oladipo scored 26 points, Domantas Sabonis had 17 coming off the bench and the Indiana Pacers beat the Brooklyn Nets 109-97

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    Chicago Blackhawks right wing Patrick Kane, celebrates with defenseman Jordan Oesterle after scoring a goal against the Minnesota Wild during the second period of an NHL hockey game, Sunday, Dec. 17, 2017, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)

    Kane scores twice as Chicago Blackhawks win 5th straight

    Patrick Kane notched 2 goals for the Blackhawks in a 4-1 win over the Minnesota Wild at the United Center on Sunday.

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    The Rams bench reacts as running back Todd Gurley runs for his third touchdown in the first half of an NFL football game against the Seattle Seahawks, Sunday, Dec. 17, 2017, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)

    Rams look playoff ready after thumping of Seahawks

    In the span of a week, the Los Angeles Rams changed the conversation from not being ready for the big games to now appearing ready and dangerous for the playoffs

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    Wolves down Admirals for 5th straight win

    Defenseman Jake Walman’s second-period goal stood as the game-winner as the Chicago Wolves earned a 4-2 victory over the Milwaukee Admirals Sunday afternoon at Allstate Arena.

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    Winnipeg Jets goaltender Connor Hellebuyck (37) stops the puck with Josh Morrissey (44) battling with St. Louis Blues' Paul Stastny (26) beside the net during third period NHL hockey action in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Sunday, Dec. 17, 2017. (Trevor Hagan/The Canadian Press via AP)

    Hellebuyck stops 24 shots, Jets beat Blues 4-0

    Connor Hellebuyck stopped 24 shots for his eighth career shutout, Patrik Laine got his team-high 16th goal of the season and the Winnipeg Jets beat the St. Louis Blues 4-0

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    Carolina Panthers' Greg Olsen (88) celebrates his touchdown catch against the Green Bay Packers with Cam Newton (1) during the second half of an NFL football game in Charlotte, N.C., Sunday, Dec. 17, 2017. (AP Photo/Mike McCarn)

    Panthers QB Newton optimistic about 'Caucasian Invasion'

    The soon-to-be for sale Carolina Panthers have two more reasons to be optimistic about making a late postseason run

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    San Francisco 49ers kicker Robbie Gould, right, kicks the game-winning field goal against the Tennessee Titans during the fourth quarter of an NFL football game, Sunday, Dec. 17, 2017, in Santa Clara, Calif. (AP Photo/D. Ross Cameron)

    Jimmy Garoppolo leads 49ers past contending Titans at end

    Off the field, out of that No. 10 uniform that is becoming all the rage around here, Jimmy Garoppolo hardly stands out as the star of the San Francisco 49ers

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    College Basketball Scores

    Sunday, Dec. 17EAST Binghamton 51, Sacred Heart 48 Boston College 84, CCSU 65 Duquesne 74, NC A&T 58 Elon 77, Boston U. 69 La Salle 95, Mercer 85 Old Dominion 82, Fairfield 77, OT Providence 62, Stony Brook 60 Saint Joseph's 72, Maine 59 Siena 87, Bryant 68 St. John's 69, Iona 59 St. Peter's 71, LIU Brooklyn 56 UMBC 76, N. Kentucky 75 SOUTH Furman 90, UNC-Wilmington 84 Gardner-Webb 80, Hampton 79 Georgia Tech 79, Florida A&M 54 Lipscomb 67, Abilene Christian 65 Morehead St. 98, Cent. Arkansas 94, OT North Carolina 78, Tennessee 73 Penn St. 72, George Mason 54 Tennessee Tech 82, Chattanooga 76 W. Carolina 76, UNC-Asheville 72 William & Mary 126, Milligan 69 Wofford 70, High Point 57 MIDWEST Evansville 79, Midway 52 Miami (Ohio) 109, Rio Grande 70 Nebraska-Omaha 99, Cornell College 58 S. Illinois 71, Lamar 61 SOUTHWEST Baylor 118, Savannah St. 86 Houston 92, Prairie View 72 FAR WEST Arizona St. 76, Vanderbilt 64 Army 79, Air Force 54 Colorado St. 66, Texas State 58 E. Washington 86, CS Northridge 58 Montana 77, UC Riverside 61 Nevada 77, Radford 62 South Dakota 76, San Jose St. 62 Southern Cal 98, UC Santa Barbara 87 Stanford 71, San Francisco 59 Washington 80, Loyola Marymount 78 ___

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    New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady (12) celebrates with center Ted Karras (75) as they leave the field after defeating the Pittsburgh Steelers in an NFL football game, Sunday, Dec. 17, 2017, in Pittsburgh. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic)

    Patriots rally behind Gronkowski, edge Steelers 27-24

    Brady and Gronk rally Patriots, and late interception seals win over Steelers and Roethlisberger

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    Cleveland Cavaliers forward LeBron James (23) dribbles against Washington Wizards guard John Wall (2) during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Sunday, Dec. 17, 2017, in Washington. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)

    In special shoes, LeBron's triple-double leads Cavs past Wiz

    LeBron James played the first half wearing a pair of shoes _ one black, one white _ reading "equality" in gold capital letters and finished with 20 points, 15 assists and 12 rebounds to lead the Cleveland Cavaliers past the Washington Wizards 106-99

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    Detroit Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford looks downfield during the first half of an NFL football game against the Chicago Bears, Saturday, Dec. 16, 2017, in Detroit. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)

    After win over Bears, Lions still face uphill climb

    Even after their victory over Chicago, the Detroit Lions still face an uphill climb to make the playoffs

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    The Rams bench reacts as running back Todd Gurley runs for his third touchdown in the first half of an NFL football game against the Seattle Seahawks, Sunday, Dec. 17, 2017, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)

    Seahawks get completely outclassed by Rams in 42-7 beating

    With a chance to take the division lead and have control over their playoff fate, the most important game of the season became a one-sided embarrassment the Seattle Seahawks were left to explain after a 42-7 pummeling at the hands of the Rams

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    Buffalo Bills running back LeSean McCoy (25) celebrates after catching a pass for a touchdown during the first half of an NFL football game against the Miami Dolphins, Sunday, Dec. 17, 2017, in Orchard Park, N.Y. (AP Photo/Rich Barnes)

    Thurman Thomas praises McCoy after Bills beat Dolphins 24-16

    Hall of Fame running back Thurman Thomas lauds McCoy after scoring twice and topping 10,000 career-yards rushing in Bills' 24-16 win over Dolphins

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    Cleveland Cavaliers forward LeBron James' shoes are emblazoned with "EQUALITY" on both heels during the first half of an NBA basketball game against the Washington Wizards, Sunday, Dec. 17, 2017, in Washington. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)

    LeBron wears 1 black shoe, 1 white shoe, speaks about Trump

    LeBron James wears 1 black shoe, 1 white shoe saying 'equality'

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    East Tennessee State hires Randy Sanders as football coach

    East Tennessee State hires Randy Sanders to take over for retiring Carl Torbush as football coach

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    New Orleans Saints wide receiver Michael Thomas (13) reacts after a first down reception in the second half of an NFL football game against the New York Jets in New Orleans, Sunday, Dec. 17, 2017. (AP Photo/Butch Dill)

    Saints ride Thomas' clutch catches to crucial win vs. Jets

    Saints receiver Michael Thomas' clutch catches are among the main reasons New Orleans remains in first place in the NFC South

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    San Francisco 49ers quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo (10) throws against the Tennessee Titans during the first half of an NFL football game Sunday, Dec. 17, 2017, in Santa Clara, Calif. (AP Photo/John Hefti)

    Jimmy Time! Garoppolo leads 49ers to third straight win

    Jimmy Garoppolo led one final scoring drive in the closing seconds to cap a fantastic first home start, Robbie Gould kicked a game-winning 45-yard field goal as time expired, and the San Francisco 49ers topped the Tennessee Titans 25-23

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    College Basketball Scores

    Sunday, Dec. 17EAST Binghamton 51, Sacred Heart 48 Boston College 84, CCSU 65 Duquesne 74, NC A&T 58 Elon 77, Boston U. 69 La Salle 95, Mercer 85 Old Dominion 82, Fairfield 77, OT Providence 62, Stony Brook 60 Saint Joseph's 72, Maine 59 Siena 87, Bryant 68 St. John's 69, Iona 59 St. Peter's 71, LIU Brooklyn 56 UMBC 76, N. Kentucky 75 SOUTH Furman 90, UNC-Wilmington 84 Gardner-Webb 80, Hampton 79 Georgia Tech 79, Florida A&M 54 Lipscomb 67, Abilene Christian 65 Morehead St. 98, Cent. Arkansas 94, OT North Carolina 78, Tennessee 73 Penn St. 72, George Mason 54 Tennessee Tech 82, Chattanooga 76 W. Carolina 76, UNC-Asheville 72 William & Mary 126, Milligan 69 Wofford 70, High Point 57 MIDWEST Evansville 79, Midway 52 Miami (Ohio) 109, Rio Grande 70 Nebraska-Omaha 99, Cornell College 58 S. Illinois 71, Lamar 61 SOUTHWEST Baylor 118, Savannah St. 86 Houston 92, Prairie View 72 FAR WEST Arizona St. 76, Vanderbilt 64 Army 79, Air Force 54 Colorado St. 66, Texas State 58 E. Washington 86, CS Northridge 58 Montana 77, UC Riverside 61 Nevada 77, Radford 62 South Dakota 76, San Jose St. 62 Stanford 71, San Francisco 59 Washington 80, Loyola Marymount 78 ___

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    Jacksonville Jaguars wide receiver Keelan Cole, right, celebrates a 73-yard pass play to set up a touchdown against the Houston Texans with teammate wide receiver Dede Westbrook (12) during the second half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Dec. 17, 2017, in Jacksonville, Fla. (AP Photo/Stephen B. Morton)

    Jaguars rout Texans 45-7, clinch 1st playoff berth since '07

    The Jacksonville Jaguars are returning to the playoffs for the first time in a decade thanks to a 45-7 drubbing of rival Houston on Sunday

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    Los Angeles Rams running back Todd Gurley runs for a touchdown, his fourth of the game, after making a catch in the second half of an NFL football game against the Seattle Seahawks, Sunday, Dec. 17, 2017, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)

    Rams Rules: LA rout Seattle 42-7 for control of division

    Todd Gurley rushed for 152 yards and scored four total touchdowns in just 2½ quarters, and the Los Angeles Rams moved to the cusp of their first division title since 2003 with a 42-7 thumping of the Seattle Seahawks

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    Baltimore Ravens defensive end Za'Darius Smith (90) knocks the ball loose from Cleveland Browns quarterback DeShone Kizer (7) during the second half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Dec. 17, 2017, in Cleveland. Ravens nose tackle Brandon Williams scored on a 1-yard fumble recovery. (AP Photo/David Richard)

    Ravens' robbing defense forces 4 turnovers to beat Browns

    Ravens lean on defense in 27-10 win over Browns to keep playoff path clear

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    Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Nick Foles (9) celebrates with wide receiver Alshon Jeffery (17) after they connected on a touchdown pass against the New York Giants during the first half of an NFL football game Sunday, Dec. 17, 2017, in East Rutherford, N.J. (AP Photo/Bill Kostroun)

    Eagles earn first-round bye behind Foles, top seed next?

    Nick Foles threw four touchdown passes in his first start replacing the injured Carson Wentz and the Philadelphia Eagles secured a first-round playoff bye, rallying from an early 14-point deficit to defeat the surprising New York Giants 34-29 on Sunday

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    No. 7 Tennessee beats Long Beach State 90-61 to reach 11-0

    Anastasia Hayes and Meme Jackson each scored 15 points and No. 7 Tennessee beat Long Beach State 90-61 on Sunday to extend its season-opening winning streak to 11

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    Fans hold up a sign as they cheer for the Jacksonville Jaguars during the second half of an NFL football game against the Houston Texans, Sunday, Dec. 17, 2017, in Jacksonville, Fla. (AP Photo/Stephen B. Morton)

    Jaguars clinch AFC playoff berth with rout of Texans

    NFL Capsules

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    Colorado Avalanche defenseman Erik Johnson, left, checks Tampa Bay Lightning center Vladislav Namestnikov, of Russia, as he drives to the net with the puck in the first period of an NHL hockey game Saturday, Dec. 16, 2017, in Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)

    Avalanche defenseman Erik Johnson suspended 2 games

    Colorado Avalanche defenseman Erik Johnson was suspended for two games without pay by the NHL for boarding Tampa Bay Lightning forward Vladislav Namestnikov

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    New Orleans Saints wide receiver Brandon Coleman (16) fumbles as he is hit by New York Jets cornerback Buster Skrine (41) in the second half of an NFL football game in New Orleans, Sunday, Dec. 17, 2017. (AP Photo/Butch Dill)

    Jets doomed by inability to cash in on turnovers vs. Saints

    The Jets are ruing their inability to cash in on opportunity to upset the Saints

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    The Philadelphia 76ers announced Sunday centrer Joel Embiid will not play against the Bulls on Monday at the United Center. Embiid has yet to face the Bulls in his NBA career having missed all games between the teams last year.

    Looks like Chicago Bulls will miss Sixers center Embiid once again

    The Philadelphia 76ers announced Sunday centrer Joel Embiid will not play against the Bulls on Monday at the United Center. Embiid has yet to face the Bulls in his NBA career having missed all games between the teams last year.

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    Under head coach John Fox, the Chicago Bears are just 3-14 vs. the NFC North, a record far worse than his overall 13-33.

    Under Fox, Chicago Bears’ penalties, division losses piling up

    Some of the more obvious reasons coach John Fox isn’t expected back for the final year of his contract in 2018 were underscored in the Chicago Bears’ 20-10 loss to the Lions Saturday.

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    College Basketball Scores

    Sunday, Dec. 17EAST Binghamton 51, Sacred Heart 48 Boston College 84, CCSU 65 Duquesne 74, NC A&T 58 Elon 77, Boston U. 69 La Salle 95, Mercer 85 Old Dominion 82, Fairfield 77, OT Providence 62, Stony Brook 60 Saint Joseph's 72, Maine 59 Siena 87, Bryant 68 St. John's 69, Iona 59 St. Peter's 71, LIU Brooklyn 56 UMBC 76, N. Kentucky 75 SOUTH Furman 90, UNC-Wilmington 84 Gardner-Webb 80, Hampton 79 Georgia Tech 79, Florida A&M 54 Lipscomb 67, Abilene Christian 65 Morehead St. 98, Cent. Arkansas 94, OT North Carolina 78, Tennessee 73 Penn St. 72, George Mason 54 Tennessee Tech 82, Chattanooga 76 W. Carolina 76, UNC-Asheville 72 William & Mary 126, Milligan 69 Wofford 70, High Point 57 MIDWEST Evansville 79, Midway 52 Miami (Ohio) 109, Rio Grande 70 Nebraska-Omaha 99, Cornell College 58 S. Illinois 71, Lamar 61 SOUTHWEST Baylor 118, Savannah St. 86 Houston 92, Prairie View 72 FAR WEST Arizona St. 76, Vanderbilt 64 Army 79, Air Force 54 Colorado St. 66, Texas State 58 E. Washington 86, CS Northridge 58 Montana 77, UC Riverside 61 Nevada 77, Radford 62 South Dakota 76, San Jose St. 62 Stanford 71, San Francisco 59 ___

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    Cincinnati Bengals head coach Marvin Lewis, front right, talks with Minnesota Vikings head coach Mike Zimmer, left, after an NFL football game, Sunday, Dec. 17, 2017, in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/Bruce Kluckhohn)

    Zimmer, Vikings clinch division at expense of Lewis, Bengals

    Mike Zimmer has a second NFC North title in his fourth year in Minnesota, and the Vikings are just a few wins away from becoming the first team in history to play in a home-stadium Super Bowl

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    FILE - In a Dec. 1, 2017 file photo, Clemson coach Dabo Swinney smiles during an NCAA college football press conferences for the Atlantic Coast Conference championship game against Miami at Bank of America Stadium. Swinney, UCF's Scott Frost and Georgia's Kirby Smart are the finalists for The Associated Press Coach of the Year award. The winner will be announced Monday, Dec. 18. (Diedra Laird/The Charlotte Observer via AP, File)

    Frost, Smart, Swinney voted AP coach of year finalists

    UCF's Scott Frost, Georgia's Kirby Smart and Clemson's Dabo Swinney are the finalists for The Associated Press Coach of the Year award

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    Detroit Pistons forward Tobias Harris (34) shoots over Orlando Magic guard Mario Hezonja (8) in the first half of an NBA basketball game in Detroit, Sunday, Dec. 17, 2017. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)

    Sharp-shooting Pistons hold on for 114-110 win over Magic

    Reggie Bullock scored a career-high 20 points, and the Detroit Pistons tied a franchise record with 17 3-pointers in a 114-110 victory over the Orlando Magic

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    Oregon's Sabrina Ionescu, center, grabs a rebound to complete a triple-double at the end of third quarter during an NCAA college basketball game against Mississippi in Eugene, Ore., Sunday, Dec. 17, 2017. (Chris Pietsch/The Register-Guard)

    Ionescu's triple-double leads No. 9 Oregon past Mississippi

    Sabrina Ionescu tied an NCAA record with her seventh career triple-double, and No. 9 Oregon beat Mississippi 90-46

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    New York Giants wide receiver Tavarres King, left, and running back Wayne Gallman celebrate King's touchdown catch against the Philadelphia Eagles during the first half of an NFL football game Sunday, Dec. 17, 2017, in East Rutherford, N.J. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)

    Manning throws for season-high 434 yards in loss to Eagles

    There will be no question about Eli Manning's future with the New York Giants if he keeps playing like this

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    Miami Dolphins quarterback Jay Cutler (6) recovers the ball as Buffalo Bills' Adolphus Washington (92) and Ryan Davis (56) close in during the second half of an NFL football game Sunday, Dec. 17, 2017, in Orchard Park, N.Y. (AP Photo/Rich Barnes)

    Inconsistencies catch up to Dolphins in loss to Bills

    Jay Cutler throws three interceptions as inconsistencies catch up to Miami Dolphins once again in 24-16 loss to the Buffalo Bills

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    Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Nick Foles (9) celebrates with wide receiver Alshon Jeffery (17) after they connected on a touchdown pass against the New York Giants during the first half of an NFL football game Sunday, Dec. 17, 2017, in East Rutherford, N.J. (AP Photo/Bill Kostroun)

    Foles throws 4 TDs, Eagles get first-round bye

    Nick Foles threw four touchdown passes in his first start replacing the injured Carson Wentz and the Philadelphia Eagles secured a first-round playoff bye, rallying from an early 14-point deficit to defeat the surprising New York Giants 34-29 on Sunday

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    Toronto Raptors guard DeMar DeRozan (10) drives to the net as Sacramento Kings guard Garrett Temple (17) defends during first-half NBA basketball game action in Toronto, Sunday, Dec. 17, 2017. (Frank Gunn/The Canadian Press via AP)

    DeRozan scores 21 points as Raptors beat Kings 108-93

    DeRozan scores 21 points, Valanciunas has season-high 16 rebounds as Raptors win ninth straight home game, beat short-handed Kings 108-93

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    Raiders C Rodney Hudson active vs. Cowboys despite illness

    Oakland Raiders center Rodney Hudson will play against the Dallas Cowboys despite being a late addition to the injury report with an illness

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    Louisville's Asia Durr, right, shoots while defended by Kentucky's Amanda Paschal during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game, Sunday, Dec. 17, 2017, in Lexington, Ky. (AP Photo/James Crisp)

    No. 3 Louisville routs Kentucky 87-63 in Bluegrass rivalry

    Asia Durr's 32 points pace No. 3 Louisville in 87-63 blowout of Kentucky in Bluegrass rivalry

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    College Basketball Scores

    Sunday, Dec. 17EAST Binghamton 51, Sacred Heart 48 Boston College 84, CCSU 65 Duquesne 74, NC A&T 58 Elon 77, Boston U. 69 La Salle 95, Mercer 85 Old Dominion 82, Fairfield 77, OT Providence 62, Stony Brook 60 Saint Joseph's 72, Maine 59 Siena 87, Bryant 68 St. John's 69, Iona 59 St. Peter's 71, LIU Brooklyn 56 UMBC 76, N. Kentucky 75 SOUTH Furman 90, UNC-Wilmington 84 Gardner-Webb 80, Hampton 79 Georgia Tech 79, Florida A&M 54 Lipscomb 67, Abilene Christian 65 Morehead St. 98, Cent. Arkansas 94, OT North Carolina 78, Tennessee 73 Penn St. 72, George Mason 54 Tennessee Tech 82, Chattanooga 76 W. Carolina 76, UNC-Asheville 72 William & Mary 126, Milligan 69 Wofford 70, High Point 57 MIDWEST Evansville 79, Midway 52 Miami (Ohio) 109, Rio Grande 70 Nebraska-Omaha 99, Cornell College 58 S. Illinois 71, Lamar 61 SOUTHWEST Baylor 118, Savannah St. 86 Houston 92, Prairie View 72 FAR WEST Arizona St. 76, Vanderbilt 64 Army 79, Air Force 54 E. Washington 86, CS Northridge 58 Montana 77, UC Riverside 61 ___

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    Olympiakos back on top at halfway stage of Greek season

    Marko Marin's 63rd-minute goal gave defending champion Olympiakos a 1-0 win Sunday over Giannena as it returned to the top of the Greek league

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    DePaul's Kelly Campbell, left, and Notre Dame's Arike Ogunbowale compete for the ball during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game Sunday, Dec. 17, 2017, in South Bend, Ind. Notre Dame won 91-82. (AP Photo/Robert Franklin)

    Shepard has 39 points, No. 2 Notre Dame beats DePaul 91-82

    Women's Top 25 Capsules

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    A Cleveland Browns fan watches during the second half of an NFL football game between the Baltimore Ravens and the Cleveland Browns, Sunday, Dec. 17, 2017, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/David Richard)

    Browns fall to 0-14 as Jackson's future grows cloudier

    Browns lose home finale, drop to 0-14 this season and 1-29 under coach Hue Jackson

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    New Orleans Saints running back Mark Ingram (22) carries for a touchdown against New York Jets inside linebacker Darron Lee in the first half of an NFL football game in New Orleans, Sunday, Dec. 17, 2017. (AP Photo/Bill Feig)

    Ingram, Thomas lift Saints over Jets, 31-19

    Mark Ingram gained 151 yards and two touchdowns from scrimmage, and the New Orleans Saints overcame three turnovers to defeat the struggling Jets, 31-19

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    FC Barcelona's Paulinho, left, is tackled Deportivo Coruna's Fabian Schar during the Spanish La Liga soccer match between FC Barcelona and Deportivo Coruna at the Camp Nou stadium in Barcelona, Spain, Sunday, Dec. 17, 2017. (AP Photo/Manu Fernandez)

    Messi misses penalty as Barca wins big to increase lead

    Lionel Messi had a penalty saved as Barcelona eased to a 4-0 win over Deportivo La Coruna to increase its lead at the top of the Spanish league to six points

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    Carolina Panthers' Cam Newton (1) celebrates a touchdown against the Green Bay Packers during the first half of an NFL football game in Charlotte, N.C., Sunday, Dec. 17, 2017. (AP Photo/Mike McCarn)

    Newton throws 4 TDs; Panthers spoil Rodgers' return 31-24

    Cam Newton threw for 242 yards and four touchdowns, and the Carolina Panthers spoiled Aaron Rodgers' return from a broken collarbone with a 31-24 win over the Green Bay Packers

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    Lyon's Mariano Diaz Mejia celebrates with his teammates after he scored a goal against Marseille during their French League One soccer match in Decines, near Lyon, central France, Sunday, Dec. 17, 2017. (AP Photo/Laurent Cipriani)

    Lyon beats Marseille to go 3rd; Balotelli scores for Nice

    Forwards Nabil Fekir and Mariano Diaz scored as Lyon beat Marseille 2-0 to end its rival's 12-game unbeaten run in the French league

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    Jacksonville Jaguars wide receiver Keelan Cole, right, celebrates a 73-yard pass play to set up a touchdown against the Houston Texans with teammate wide receiver Dede Westbrook (12) during the second half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Dec. 17, 2017, in Jacksonville, Fla. (AP Photo/Stephen B. Morton)

    Jaguars thump Texans 45-7 for 1st playoff berth since 2007

    The Jacksonville Jaguars are returning to the playoffs for the first time in a decade thanks to a 45-7 drubbing of rival Houston on Sunday

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    Buffalo Bills running back LeSean McCoy (25) celebrates with teammates Charles Clay (85) and Dion Dawkins (73) after catching a pass for a touchdown during the first half of an NFL football game against the Miami Dolphins, Sunday, Dec. 17, 2017, in Orchard Park, N.Y. (AP Photo/Rich Barnes)

    McCoy breaks 10,000, leads Bills to 24-16 win over Dolphins

    LeSean McCoy scored twice and surpassed 10,000 career-yards rushing, while helping the Buffalo Bills stay in the thick of the AFC playoff hunt with a 24-16 win over the Miami Dolphins on Sunday

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    South Carolina forward A'ja Wilson (22) drives to the hoop against Savannah State center Sabree Gallishaw, left, during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game Sunday, Dec. 17, 2017, in Columbia, S.C. (AP Photo/Sean Rayford)

    Wilson, No. 4 South Carolina women beat Savannah St 99-38

    A'ja Wilson scored 26 points and No. 4 South Carolina, which began the game with just nine players and then lost another, beat Savannah State 99-38

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    Calhoun, Mitchell lead No. 12 Ohio State women, 87-76

    Sierra Calhoun scored 14 of her 20 points in the third quarter when Kelsey Mitchell had 12 of her 31 and No. 12 Ohio State took over en route to an 87-76 win over cross-state rival Cincinnati

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    Mississippi State guard Victoria Vivians (35) battles Maine guard Parise Rossignol (12) in the first half of their NCAA college basketball game in Starkville, Miss., Sunday, Dec. 17, 2017. (AP Photo by Rogelio V. Solis)

    McCowan leads No. 5 Mississippi State past Maine, 83-43

    Teaira McCowan had 18 points and 11 rebounds in her seventh double-double of the season, and No. 5 Mississippi State beat Maine 83-43

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    Southern Illinois hands Lamar 2nd loss, 71-61

    Sean Lloyd Jr. scored a career-high 21 points on 9-of-11 shooting and Southern Illinois beat Lamar 71-61 on Sunday

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    College Basketball Scores

    Sunday, Dec. 17EAST Binghamton 51, Sacred Heart 48 Boston College 84, CCSU 65 Duquesne 74, NC A&T 58 Elon 77, Boston U. 69 Old Dominion 82, Fairfield 77, OT Providence 62, Stony Brook 60 Siena 87, Bryant 68 St. Peter's 71, LIU Brooklyn 56 UMBC 76, N. Kentucky 75 SOUTH Furman 90, UNC-Wilmington 84 Gardner-Webb 80, Hampton 79 Lipscomb 67, Abilene Christian 65 Morehead St. 98, Cent. Arkansas 94, OT North Carolina 78, Tennessee 73 Tennessee Tech 82, Chattanooga 76 William & Mary 126, Milligan 69 Wofford 70, High Point 57 MIDWEST Evansville 79, Midway 52 Miami (Ohio) 109, Rio Grande 70 Nebraska-Omaha 99, Cornell College 58 S. Illinois 71, Lamar 61 SOUTHWEST Baylor 118, Savannah St. 86 FAR WEST Arizona St. 76, Vanderbilt 64 Army 79, Air Force 54 E. Washington 86, CS Northridge 58 Montana 77, UC Riverside 61 ___

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    Washington Redskins outside linebacker Preston Smith (94) celebrates after recovering a fumble by Arizona Cardinals quarterback Blaine Gabbert during the first half of an NFL football game in Landover, Md., Sunday, Dec 17, 2017. (AP Photo/Mark Tenally)

    Smith, Lanier handle Gabbert; Redskins beat Cardinals 20-15

    Anthony Lanier sacked Blaine Gabbert and forced a fumble that Preston Smith recovered as the Washington Redskins beat the Arizona Cardinals 20-15 in a game that was a comedy of errors for each team

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    Soccer star Griezmann apologizes for blackface tweet

    Soccer star Antoine Griezmann has apologized after posting an image of himself on social media in blackface as part of an NBA party costume on Sunday

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    Gustafson leads No. 25 Iowa women to 71-47 victory

    Megan Gustafson scored 26 points and grabbed 10 rebounds for her nation-leading 11th double-double this season and No. 25 Iowa rolled past Northern Iowa 71-47

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    John-Henry Krueger, center, celebrates after winning the men's 1000-meter A final during the U.S.Olympic short track speedskating trials Sunday, Dec. 17, 2017, in Kearns, Utah. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)

    Hong, Pivirotto, Kooreman claim final Olympic spots

    Hong, Pivirotto, Kooreman claim final U.S. Olympic speedskating team spots

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    Milan goalkeeper Gianluigi Donnarumma, left, walks on the pitch during the Italian Serie A soccer match between Verona and Milan at Bentegodi stadium in Verona, Italy, Sunday, Dec. 17, 2017. (Simone Venezia/ANSA via AP)

    AC Milan crisis deepens with 3-0 defeat at Verona in Serie A

    AC Milan's crisis deepened as it was humiliated 3-0 at struggling Hellas Verona in Serie A

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    Flores scores 19, No. 22 USF women defeat FIU 82-52

    Laia Flores scored a career-high 19 points on 7-of-9 shooting, Maria Jespersen had a double-double and No. 22 South Florida rolled to an 82-52 win over Florida International

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    Notre Dame's Jessica Shepard (23) shoots over DePaul's Kelly Campbell (20) during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game Sunday, Dec. 17, 2017, in South Bend, Ind. (AP Photo/Robert Franklin)

    Shepard scores 39, No. 2 Notre Dame women beat DePaul 91-82

    Jessica Shepard scored a career-high 39 points as No. 2 Notre Dame withstood a 3-point barrage by DePaul for a 91-82 victory

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    Minnesota Vikings middle linebacker Eric Kendricks returns an interception 31 yards for a touchdown during the first half of an NFL football game against the Cincinnati Bengals, Sunday, Dec. 17, 2017, in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/Bruce Kluckhohn)

    Vikings cruise past Bengals 34-7 to clinch NFC North

    Eric Kendricks had an interception return for a touchdown and Case Keenum passed for 236 yards and two scores, as the Minnesota Vikings clinched the NFC North title with a 34-7 victory Cincinnati Bengals 34-7 on Sunday afternoon

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    Baltimore Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco rushes for a 2-yard touchdown during the first half of an NFL football game against the Cleveland Browns, Sunday, Dec. 17, 2017, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/David Richard)

    Ravens stay in playoff picture, down winless Browns 27-10

    Flacco, Ravens take care of business and beat winless Browns 27-10 to stay in playoff picture.

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    Texas guard Alecia Sutton, top, and forward Audrey-Ann Caron-Gourdreau, bottom right, fight for the ball with Florida State guard Nicki Ekhoumu, center, during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game, Sunday, Dec. 17, 2017, in Austin, Texas. (AP Photo/Michael Thomas)

    McCarty, No. 8 Texas women beat No. 12 Florida State 87-72

    Brooke McCarty returned from a hip injury to score a season-high 24 points, leading No. 8 Texas over No. 12 Florida State 87-72

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    No. 16 Missouri women win 10th straight, 75-55

    Sophie Cunningham scored 19 points and No. 16 Missouri rolled its 10th straight win with a 75-55 victory over Indiana at the West Palm Beach Invitational

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    Charlotte Hornets' Dwight Howard (12) and Miami Heat's James Johnson (16) reach for the ball during the second half of an NBA basketball game in Charlotte, N.C., Friday, Dec. 15, 2017. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton)

    Heat forward James Johnson expected to miss 7 to 10 days

    Miami Heat F James Johnson expected to miss 7 to 10 days with bursitis in right ankle

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    South Carolina G Cuevas-Moore out for season

    South Carolina senior guard Bianca Cuevas-Moore to miss season with knee injury

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    Joe Haden out for Pittsburgh's showdown with Patriots

    Pittsburgh Steelers cornerback Joe Haden will miss his fifth straight game with a fractured left leg, meaning rookie Cameron Sutton will make his first career start against Tom Brady and the New England Patriots.

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    FILE-In this Friday, Oct. 10, 2014 file photo, Brazil's Kaka waves as he arrives for a training session ahead of a friendly match against Argentina at the Bird's Nest National Stadium in Beijing, China. Former Ballon d’Or winner Kaka says he is retiring from soccer at age 35, it was reported on Sunday, Dec. 17, 2017. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan, File)

    Brazil great Kaka retiring from soccer at age 35

    Former Ballon d'Or winner Kaka says he is retiring from soccer at age 35

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    Kansas City Chiefs running back Kareem Hunt (27) runs away from Los Angeles Chargers linebacker Melvin Ingram (54) during the second half of an NFL football game in Kansas City, Mo., Saturday, Dec. 16, 2017. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)

    Chiefs' Kareem Hunt gets team back on track vs Chargers

    Kareem Hunt thought he played the best game of his career Saturday night, helping the Chiefs beat the Chargers and take control of the AFC West

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    FILE - In this Dec. 3, 2017, file photo, Tampa Bay Buccaneers head coach Dirk Koetter talking to quarterback Jameis Winston during the second half of an NFL football game against the Green Bay Packers in Green Bay, Wis. Koetter says he and Winston have said all they need to say about the state of their relationship as coach and quarterback. (AP Photo/Matt Ludtke, File)

    Winston, Bucs hope to answer critics with strong finish

    Jameis Winston says winning is the way to silence chatter about him and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers taking a step backward this year

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    Manchester United's Romelu Lukaku, no. 9, celebrates scoring against West Bromwich Albion with teammates during their English Premier League soccer match at The Hawthorns, West Bromwich, England, Sunday Dec. 17, 2017. (Nick Potts/PA via AP)

    The Unhappy One: No smiles as Lukaku scores again for United

    Manchester United striker Romelu Lukaku is back among the goals after a barren run but he is yet to rediscover the joy of scoring

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    Chicago Bears quarterback Mitchell Trubisky throws during the first half of an NFL football game against the Detroit Lions, Saturday, Dec. 16, 2017, in Detroit. (AP Photo/Rey Del Rio)

    Bears regrouping again after loss to Lions erases good vibe

    The Chicago Bears went from busting out to breaking down, from running away with their most lopsided victory in five years to stalling in a 20-10 loss to the Detroit Lions

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    Minnesota Vikings head coach Mike Zimmer, left, talks with Cincinnati Bengals head coach Marvin Lewis, right, before an NFL football game, Sunday, Dec. 17, 2017, in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/John Autey)

    Report: Lewis wants to leave Bengals after contract expires

    The Cincinnati Bengals are not commenting on speculation that head coach Marvin Lewis will leave the club after the season when his contract expires

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    Green Bay Packers' Aaron Rodgers, right, greets former teammate Carolina Panthers' Julius Peppers, left, before an NFL football game in Charlotte, N.C., Sunday, Dec. 17, 2017. (AP Photo/Mike McCarn)

    Packers hoping return of Rodgers boosts playoff chances

    The return of Green Bay quarterback Aaron Rodgers will highlight Week 15

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    Leverkusen's Leon Bailey celebrating the 3-3 equalizing goal during the German Bundesliga soccer match between Hannover 96 and Bayer Leverkusen in Hannover, Germany, Sunday, Dec. 17, 2017. (Peter Steffen/dpa via AP)

    Leon Bailey stars but Bayer Leverkusen held 4-4 by Hannover

    Jamaica striker Leon Bailey scored twice after coming on as a substitute but Bayer Leverkusen failed to hang on as Hannover grabbed a 4-4 draw in the Bundesliga

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    Wilson foundation to develop Detroit center for nonprofits

    The Ralph C. Wilson Jr. Foundation plans to develop a center in Detroit that's focused on supporting nonprofits

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    BC-BKC--BKC Glance,1st Add

    All Times ESTCOLONIAL ATHLETIC ASSOCIATIONConferenceAllGamesWLPCTWLPCTTowson00.000101.909Coll. of Charleston00.00073.700Hofstra00.00073.700William & Mary00.00063.667Northeastern00.00064.600Elon00.00064.600Drexel00.00056.455Delaware00.00046.400James Madison00.00048.333UNC-Wilmington00.00026.250 ___ Saturday's Games Rhode Island 68, Coll. of Charleston 62 Temple 63, Drexel 60 James Madison 76, FIU 67 Sunday's Games Elon at Boston U., 1 p.m. Furman at UNC-Wilmington, 2 p.m. Delaware at Delaware St., 8 p.m. Monday, Dec. 18 Quinnipiac at Drexel, 7 p.m. Northeastern at Kent St., 7 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 19 SC State at Coll. of Charleston, 7 p.m. Elon at Canisius, 7 p.m. CONFERENCE USAConferenceAllGamesWLPCTWLPCTMiddle Tennessee00.00072.778Marshall00.00083.727Old Dominion00.00073.700UAB00.00074.636Louisiana Tech00.00074.636Southern Miss.00.00074.636W. Kentucky00.00074.636FAU00.00064.600North Texas00.00075.583UTSA00.00075.583FIU00.00056.455Charlotte00.00036.333UTEP00.00036.333Rice00.00038.273 ___ Saturday's Games W. Kentucky 81, Indiana St. 65 Texas 75, Louisiana Tech 60 UAB 90, Alabama A&M 58 Auburn 76, Middle Tennessee 70 Arkansas St. 64, FAU 63 James Madison 76, FIU 67 Marshall 99, Ohio 96, OT Texas Tech 73, Rice 53 North Texas 86, San Diego 83, OT Sunday's Games Old Dominion at Fairfield, 1 p.m. Monday, Dec. 18 Charlotte at East Carolina, 7 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 19 Marshall at Xavier, 6:30 p.m.

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    BC-BKC--BKC Glance,2nd Add

    All Times ESTOHIO VALLEY CONFERENCEConferenceAllGamesWLPCTWLPCTMurray St.00.00072.778Jacksonville St.00.00083.727Tennessee Tech00.00074.636Belmont00.00075.583Tennessee St.00.00054.556SE Missouri00.00065.545E. Kentucky00.00056.455Austin Peay00.00046.400SIU-Edwardsville00.00036.333Morehead St.00.00036.333UT Martin00.00038.273E. Illinois00.00027.222 ___ Saturday's Games Belmont 79, Pepperdine 62 Jacksonville St. 77, SC-Upstate 61 Evansville 78, Austin Peay 74, OT South Alabama 63, E. Illinois 52 Mississippi St. 92, UT Martin 61 Murray St. 100, Marist 63 Kansas St. 89, SE Missouri 71 Sunday's Games Cent. Arkansas at Morehead St., 2 p.m. Chattanooga at Tennessee Tech, 3 p.m. Monday, Dec. 18 Howard at Jacksonville St., 8 p.m. Norfolk St. at E. Kentucky, 8 p.m. Tennessee St. at Texas, 9 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 19 Troy at Austin Peay, 8 p.m. Belmont at W. Kentucky, 8 p.m. Auburn at Murray St., 8 p.m. Chicago St. at SIU-Edwardsville, 8 p.m. Morehead St. at Butler, 8:30 p.m. W. Illinois at E. Illinois, 8:30 p.m. PACIFIC-12 CONFERENCEConferenceAllGamesWLPCTWLPCTArizona St.00.000901.000Oregon00.00093.750Oregon St.00.00083.727Colorado00.00083.727Arizona00.00083.727UCLA00.00073.700Washington St.00.00073.700Washington00.00073.700Utah00.00073.700Southern Cal00.00053.625Stanford00.00056.455California00.00056.455 ___ Saturday's Games Cincinnati 77, UCLA 63 California 95, Cal St.-Fullerton 89, OT Washington St. 72, IUPUI 59 Oregon 68, Fresno St. 61 Arizona 89, New Mexico 73 Oregon St. 63, Saint Louis 60

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    NCAA Basketball

    All Times ESTAMERICA EAST CONFERENCEConferenceAllGamesWLPCTWLPCTAlbany (NY)00.000112.846Binghamton00.00074.636Vermont00.00075.583UMBC00.00075.583z-Mass.-Lowell00.00065.545Hartford00.00056.455Stony Brook00.00047.364Maine00.00038.273New Hampshire00.00038.273 z-ineligible for post-season play ___ Saturday's Games St. Bonaventure 81, Vermont 79 Albany (NY) 68, Canisius 65 Sunday's Games N. Kentucky at UMBC, 12 p.m. Binghamton at Sacred Heart, 1 p.m. Stony Brook at Providence, 2:30 p.m. Maine at Saint Joseph's, 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 19 Binghamton at Penn St., 7 p.m. Hartford at Portland, 10 p.m. AMERICAN ATHLETIC CONFERENCEConferenceAllGamesWLPCTWLPCTCincinnati00.00092.818Houston00.00082.800Wichita St.00.00082.800SMU00.00083.727Tulane00.00073.700UConn00.00073.700UCF00.00073.700Temple00.00073.700Memphis00.00073.700Tulsa00.00074.636East Carolina00.00054.556South Florida00.00056.455 ___ Saturday's Games Louisville 81, Memphis 72 Cincinnati 77, UCLA 63 Oklahoma 91, Wichita St. 83 Temple 63, Drexel 60 Tulsa 80, Manhattan 66 Sunday's Games Prairie View at Houston, 4 p.m. Monday, Dec. 18 N. Arizona at South Florida, 7 p.m. Charlotte at East Carolina, 7 p.m. Nicholls at Tulane, 8 p.m. Boise St. at SMU, 9 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 19 UCF at Stetson, 6 p.m. Ark.-Pine Bluff at Cincinnati, 7 p.m. Cal Poly at SMU, 8 p.m. Arkansas St. at Wichita St., 8 p.m. Tulsa at Oklahoma St., 9 p.m.

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    Celtic's Olivier Ntcham is chased down by Hearts Don Cowie during their Scottish Premiership soccer match at Tynecastle Stadium in Edinburgh, Scotland, Sunday Dec. 17, 2017. Celtic’s record 69-match unbeaten run in Scottish soccer ended with a surprise thrashing on Sunday, when they lost 4-0 to Hearts, for its first defeat in any domestic competition since May 2016.(Ian Rutherford/PA via AP)

    Celtic's record 69-match unbeaten run ends with a thrashing

    Celtic's record 69-match unbeaten run in Scottish soccer ended with a surprise thrashing on Sunday

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    Egypt to play Portugal, Bulgaria in pre-WCup friendlies

    Egypt to play Portugal, Bulgaria in pre-WCup friendlies in March

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    Kansas City Chiefs defensive back Marcus Peters (22) runs for 62-yards after intercepting the ball during the second half of an NFL football game against the Kansas City Chiefs in Kansas City, Mo., Saturday, Dec. 16, 2017. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)

    Peters dazzles as Chiefs beat Chargers in AFC West showdown

    Marcus Peters returned from a one-game disciplinary suspension to help force three turnovers in the Chiefs' 30-13 victory over the Chargers

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    College Basketball Scores

    Saturday, Dec. 16EAST Albany (NY) 68, Canisius 65 Buffalo 86, Robert Morris 70 Miami 59, George Washington 50 NJIT 71, Fairleigh Dickinson 68 New Hampshire 111, Lyndon State 31 Pittsburgh 72, McNeese St. 51 Rhode Island 68, Coll. of Charleston 62 Rider 90, Wagner 84, OT Rutgers 71, Seton Hall 65 St. Bonaventure 81, Vermont 79 St. Francis Brooklyn 88, SUNY Maritime 67 Syracuse 86, Georgetown 79, OT Temple 63, Drexel 60 UMass 72, Georgia 62 SOUTH Arkansas St. 64, FAU 63 Auburn 76, Middle Tennessee 70 Belmont 79, Pepperdine 62 Clemson 71, Florida 69 Coastal Carolina 83, Montreat 70 Cornell 69, Longwood 62 Grambling St. 68, SE Louisiana 67 Illinois St. 101, Mississippi 97, OT Jacksonville St. 77, SC-Upstate 61 James Madison 76, FIU 67 Kennesaw St. 81, Bethune-Cookman 74 Kentucky 93, Virginia Tech 86 LSU-Shreveport 85, Northwestern St. 84 Liberty 96, Kentucky Christian 40 Louisiana-Lafayette 87, New Orleans 65 Louisville 81, Memphis 72 Marshall 99, Ohio 96, OT Mississippi St. 92, UT Martin 61 Murray St. 100, Marist 63 Niagara 85, Norfolk St. 82 Nicholls 92, Culver-Stockton 51 Oklahoma St. 71, Florida St. 70 Oral Roberts 83, Florida Gulf Coast 64 SC State 83, Jacksonville 74 South Alabama 63, E. Illinois 52 Southern Miss. 75, William Carey 58 Stephen F. Austin 83, LSU 82 The Citadel 110, Point University 66 UAB 90, Alabama A&M 58 UNC-Greensboro 81, NC State 76 VCU 85, Bucknell 79 Virginia 80, Davidson 60 W. Kentucky 81, Indiana St. 65 Winthrop 88, Alabama St. 80 MIDWEST Akron 81, MVSU 63 Bradley 84, Chicago St. 58 Dayton 88, Georgia St. 83, OT Evansville 78, Austin Peay 74, OT Fort Wayne 88, Stetson 84 Green Bay 86, UW-Parkside 50 Indiana 80, Notre Dame 77, OT Iowa 90, Drake 64 Iowa St. 76, N. Iowa 65 Kansas 73, Nebraska 72 Kansas St. 89, SE Missouri 71 Michigan 90, Detroit 58 Michigan St. 86, Oakland 73 Milwaukee 73, Loyola of Chicago 56 Missouri 85, North Florida 51 New Mexico St. 74, Illinois 69 Northwestern 62, DePaul 60 Ohio St. 80, Appalachian St. 67 Oklahoma 91, Wichita St. 83 Purdue 82, Butler 67 Texas-Arlington 86, Rio Grande 65 Wright St. 77, Toledo 69 Xavier 68, ETSU 66 SOUTHWEST Arkansas 88, Troy 63 Incarnate Word 77, UMKC 73 Texas 75, Louisiana Tech 60 Texas Tech 73, Rice 53 Tulsa 80, Manhattan 66 UTSA 95, Bethany (KS) 67 FAR WEST Arizona 89, New Mexico 73 BYU 77, Utah 65 CS Bakersfield 55, Georgia Southern 53 California 95, Cal St.-Fullerton 89, OT Cincinnati 77, UCLA 63 E. Michigan 85, Long Beach St. 80 Gonzaga 89, North Dakota 83, OT North Texas 86, San Diego 83, OT Oregon 68, Fresno St. 61 Oregon St. 63, Saint Louis 60 Portland St. 116, Linfield College 71 Princeton 80, Cal Poly 60 S. Utah 86, Cent. Michigan 80 Saint Mary's (Cal) 73, UC Irvine 66 Seattle 89, Portland 76 UNLV 81, Pacific 76 Utah St. 96, Life Pacific College 62 Washington St. 72, IUPUI 59 Weber St. 96, Ark.-Pine Bluff 74 Wyoming 72, Texas Southern 66 ___

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    College Basketball Scores

    Saturday, Dec. 16EAST Albany (NY) 68, Canisius 65 Buffalo 86, Robert Morris 70 Miami 59, George Washington 50 NJIT 71, Fairleigh Dickinson 68 New Hampshire 111, Lyndon State 31 Pittsburgh 72, McNeese St. 51 Rhode Island 68, Coll. of Charleston 62 Rider 90, Wagner 84, OT Rutgers 71, Seton Hall 65 St. Bonaventure 81, Vermont 79 St. Francis Brooklyn 88, SUNY Maritime 67 Syracuse 86, Georgetown 79, OT Temple 63, Drexel 60 UMass 72, Georgia 62 SOUTH Arkansas St. 64, FAU 63 Auburn 76, Middle Tennessee 70 Belmont 79, Pepperdine 62 Clemson 71, Florida 69 Coastal Carolina 83, Montreat 70 Cornell 69, Longwood 62 Grambling St. 68, SE Louisiana 67 Illinois St. 101, Mississippi 97, OT Jacksonville St. 77, SC-Upstate 61 James Madison 76, FIU 67 Kennesaw St. 81, Bethune-Cookman 74 Kentucky 93, Virginia Tech 86 LSU-Shreveport 85, Northwestern St. 84 Liberty 96, Kentucky Christian 40 Louisiana-Lafayette 87, New Orleans 65 Louisville 81, Memphis 72 Marshall 99, Ohio 96, OT Mississippi St. 92, UT Martin 61 Murray St. 100, Marist 63 Niagara 85, Norfolk St. 82 Nicholls 92, Culver-Stockton 51 Oklahoma St. 71, Florida St. 70 Oral Roberts 83, Florida Gulf Coast 64 SC State 83, Jacksonville 74 South Alabama 63, E. Illinois 52 Southern Miss. 75, William Carey 58 Stephen F. Austin 83, LSU 82 The Citadel 110, Point University 66 UAB 90, Alabama A&M 58 UNC-Greensboro 81, NC State 76 VCU 85, Bucknell 79 Virginia 80, Davidson 60 W. Kentucky 81, Indiana St. 65 Winthrop 88, Alabama St. 80 MIDWEST Akron 81, MVSU 63 Bradley 84, Chicago St. 58 Dayton 88, Georgia St. 83, OT Evansville 78, Austin Peay 74, OT Fort Wayne 88, Stetson 84 Green Bay 86, UW-Parkside 50 Indiana 80, Notre Dame 77, OT Iowa 90, Drake 64 Iowa St. 76, N. Iowa 65 Kansas 73, Nebraska 72 Kansas St. 89, SE Missouri 71 Michigan 90, Detroit 58 Michigan St. 86, Oakland 73 Milwaukee 73, Loyola of Chicago 56 Missouri 85, North Florida 51 New Mexico St. 74, Illinois 69 Northwestern 62, DePaul 60 Ohio St. 80, Appalachian St. 67 Oklahoma 91, Wichita St. 83 Purdue 82, Butler 67 Texas-Arlington 86, Rio Grande 65 Wright St. 77, Toledo 69 Xavier 68, ETSU 66 SOUTHWEST Arkansas 88, Troy 63 Incarnate Word 77, UMKC 73 Texas 75, Louisiana Tech 60 Texas Tech 73, Rice 53 Tulsa 80, Manhattan 66 UTSA 95, Bethany (KS) 67 FAR WEST Arizona 89, New Mexico 73 CS Bakersfield 55, Georgia Southern 53 California 95, Cal St.-Fullerton 89, OT Cincinnati 77, UCLA 63 E. Michigan 85, Long Beach St. 80 Gonzaga 89, North Dakota 83, OT Oregon 68, Fresno St. 61 Oregon St. 63, Saint Louis 60 Portland St. 116, Linfield College 71 Princeton 80, Cal Poly 60 S. Utah 86, Cent. Michigan 80 Saint Mary's (Cal) 73, UC Irvine 66 Seattle 89, Portland 76 UNLV 81, Pacific 76 Utah St. 96, Life Pacific College 62 Washington St. 72, IUPUI 59 Weber St. 96, Ark.-Pine Bluff 74 Wyoming 72, Texas Southern 66 ___

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    Nashville Predators' Ryan Johansen, left, celebrates his goal with teammate Viktor Arvidsson, of Sweden, during the second period of an NHL hockey game in Calgary, Alberta, Saturday, Dec. 16, 2017. (Jeff McIntosh/The Canadian Press via AP)

    Rinne stops 32 shots, Predators beat Flames 2-0

    Pekka Rinne stopped 32 shots for his 46th career shutout and the Nashville Predators beat the Calgary Flames 2-0 Saturday night

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    Los Angeles Chargers quarterback Philip Rivers (17) gestures during the second half of an NFL football game against the Kansas City Chiefs in Kansas City, Mo., Saturday, Dec. 16, 2017. The Chiefs won, 30-13. (AP Photo/Ed Zurga)

    Chargers' Rivers throws 3 picks in crucial loss to Chiefs

    Philip Rivers tossed three interceptions and the Chargers turned it over four times in a 30-13 loss to the Chiefs

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    Spurs close on 13-0 run to rally past Mavericks, 98-96

    LaMarcus Aldridge had 22 points and 14 rebounds and the San Antonio Spurs scored the final 13 points of the game, rallying for a 98-96 victory over the Dallas Mavericks

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    Daisy Ridley returns as Rey in "Star Wars: The Last Jedi."

    'The Last Jedi' opens with $220M, 2nd best weekend all-time

    "Star Wars: The Last Jedi" rocketed to a debut of $220 million at the box office, landing the second-best opening weekend ever in North America and slotting in behind only its predecessor, "The Force Awakens."

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    This image released by Lucasfilm shows Daisy Ridley as Rey in “Star Wars: The Last Jedi.” “Star Wars: The Last Jedi” is off to a death star-sized start at the box office. Disney says Friday, Dec. 15, 2017, that eighth installment in the space franchise has earned an estimated $45 million from Thursday night showings.

    ‘The Last Jedi’ opens with $220M
    “Star Wars: The Last Jedi” will happily settle for second.Rian Johnson’s second installment in the third “Star Wars” trilogy rocketed to a debut of $220 million at the box office, according to studio estimates. That gives “The Last Jedi” the second-best opening ever, slotting in behind only its predecessor, “The Force Awakens.”The Disney blockbuster became just the fourth film to open above $200 million domestically. Aside from “The Force Awakens” ($248.8 million), the others are “The Avengers” ($207.4 million) and “Jurassic World” ($208.8 million). Accounting for inflation, the debut of 2012’s “The Avengers” would roughly tie with “The Last Jedi.”“The Last Jedi” is off to a similar start overseas, too, with $230 million in international ticket sales, said Disney. That brings its three-day global haul to $450 million.The opening also gave the Walt Disney Co. the opportunity to flex its muscles on the heels of the deal announced Thursday for it to purchase 21st Century Fox for $52.4 billion. As part of the deal, Disney will take control of 20th Century Fox, one of Hollywood’s six major studios.Fox, as it happens, was the only studio to open another new wide-release film against “The Last Jedi.” Its family film, “Ferdinand,” was essentially stampeded by “The Last Jedi,” grossing $13.3 million. “Ferdinand” and other holiday season releases will look for more room in the coming weeks, once the “Star Wars” tsunami has waned. It has in three days already bested the five-week gross of Warner Bros.’ “Justice League” ($219.5 million).“Seeing a movie like this in the movie theater, getting the collective goose bumps and having the OMG-moments, that’s something you cannot replicate at home on the small screen,” said Paul Dergarabedian, senior media analyst for comScore. —Associated Press1. “The Last Jedi,” $220 million2. “Ferdinand,” $13.3 million 3. “Coco,” $10 million4. “Wonder,” $5.4 million5. “Justice League,” $4.2 million6. “Daddy’s Home 2,” $3.8 million7. “Thor: Ragnarok,” $3 million8. “The Disaster Artist,” $2.6 million9. “Murder on the Orient Express,” $2.5 million10. “Lady Bird,” $2.1 millionEstimated ticket sales for Friday through Sunday at international theaters (excluding the U.S. and Canada), according to comScore:1. “The Last Jedi,” $230 million.2. “Youth,” $44 million.3. “The Thousand Faces of Dunjia,” $27.9 million.4. “Coco,” $27.4 million.5. “Steel Rain,” $11.6 million.6. “Murder on the Orient Express,” $10.8 million.7. “Paddington 2,” $9.7 million.8. “Wonder,” $9.4 million.9. “Ferdinand,” $6.2 million.10. “Daddy’s Home 2,” $5.8 million.Follow AP Film Writer Jake Coyle on Twitter at: http://twitter.com/jakecoyleAP

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    Melissa McCarthy lampooned former press secretary Sean Spicer on “Saturday Night Live” this year.

    Out of all too many, 9 memorable TV moments in 2017

    It’s been a wild and wearying year in the world of TV, with memorable moments by the dozens. Here are nine signal moments (though a few of them are perhaps best forgotten).

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    Kenneth von Heidecke’s Chiacgo Festival Ballet teams up with New Philharmonic to present “The Nutcracker” at College of DuPage’s McAninch Arts Center in Glen Ellyn.

    Weekend picks: ‘Nutcrackers’ aplenty across the suburbs

    The von Heidecke Chicago Festival Ballet teams up with the New Philharmonic for the annual run of “The Nutcracker” this weekend at College of DuPage’s McAninch Arts Center. More on this and other fun events to check out this weekend.

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    Alia Shawkat, left, producer Lilly Burns, co-creator Sara-Violet Bliss and co-creator Charles Rogers promote their series, “Search Party.” The season finale of the TBS series airs on Sunday.

    Unique premise helps ‘Search Party’ find its following

    Even the star and executive producers of TBS’ “Search Party” agree it’s not an easy premise to describe. What “Search Party” is about is a group of 20-something friends in Brooklyn searching for a missing friend from college.

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    How to apply for Fittest Loser

    This is the 10th year of the Fittest Loser and we are celebrating! Here is how to apply to participate in next year’s contest.

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    Adding more fruits and vegetables to your family’s meals is a good way to start eating healthier.

    10 easy ways to improve your health

    With the start of a new year just a couple weeks away, many take this time to reflect and make resolutions. This is a good time to evaluate your family’s health.

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    Miranda Cosgrove, left, Armie Hammer, Tatiana Maslany, Kyle MacLachlan and Salma Hayek share details of their holiday traditions with The Associated Press.

    Armie Hammer, Kyle MacLachlan and other celebs talk holidays

    Christmas at Miranda Cosgrove’s house will be all about Penelope, her dog. Armie Hammer’s holiday wish list is directly from the heart: Some quality family time with his two kids. And when it comes to the real tree-fake tree debate? Well, celebrities are just like us.

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    The 2017 participants at the end of the contest: from left, J.D. DeBouver, Tony Wiszowaty, Penny Brown, writer Dave Gathman, and Russ Page.

    Search begins for Fittest Loser No. 10

    How are the contestants from this year’s Fittest Loser contest doing? Find out out here.

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    This specific design features relatively short cabinets, but you could build this same unit taller to store more linens.

    Find ways to utilize your unappreciated corner

    Corners deserve a better reputation! When it comes to a small home, it is absolutely critical to create a furniture arrangement that utilizes every square inch, including those corners.

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    Hot chocolate pot sets were very popular from the 1850s through the early 1900s.

    Hot chocolate pot spouts are short and stout
    Q. This set belonged to my mother. She acquired it at an estate sale during the Great Depression. The pieces are decorated with images of geishas dressed in kimonos, a white background and gold embellishment. Was it used for tea or hot chocolate? How much is it worth?

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    Passed down between generations, bean varieties tell their own stories of settlement, displacement and migration

    Beans, often overlooked, are ripe with history

    If I had a big garden, I’d grow many more beans so that I could harvest thousands of dried beans and put them in Mason jars. Releasing them from their dried pods would be one of those lovely Saturday morning chores, undertaken in a warm room away from, but with a view, of the November drizzle.

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    A Burpee sweet corn variety, left, grows in containers in a hobby greenhouse. The corn is sized to grow only 4 to 5 feet tall yet produces two to three long ears per stalk. Growers are developing compact plants that add more interest and better taste while requiring less maintenance.

    Larger houses on smaller lots lead to scaled-down plants

    Urbanization is transforming landscape design in many places: Larger houses and smaller lots are driving the development of scaled-down plants.

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    “101 Organic Gardening Hacks” is full of ideas.

    Great books for a gardener to read in winter
    Gardeners forced indoors by cold and snow rely on armchair gardening to get through winter. We study seed catalogs, draw garden plans and read books on our favorite subject — gardening. Get some of these great reads for yourself or for the gardeners on your Christmas list.

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    Two parents, two sets of rules

    Q. My husband and I don’t see eye-to-eye on discipline. My husband always seems to take my daughter’s side. I don’t know how to motivate her, but I feel my husband just wants to thwart me. Any advice?

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    Dry wells can fail as they age

    Q. When I do laundry the water goes into the laundry sink and then backs right up out of the floor drain. It goes down eventually, but the entire floor is covered in water.

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    To bring a subtle sparkle to holiday entertaining, Massachusetts-based interior designer Kristina Crestin added a few mercury glass votive holders and a cluster of paperwhite plants in silver-toned metal pots to a champagne bar, and included sheets of metallic paper in a tray beneath the champagne glasses.

    Metallics for the holidays and all winter

    Holiday decorating is all about adding a bit of cheer and sparkle, a task made easier by the recent popularity of all things metallic. With winter’s shortage of daylight, the sheen of metallic furnishings, fabric and decorative pieces can add a dose of the brightness and warmth so many of us are seeking.

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    Collateral damage of “credibly accused”
    Columnist Kathleen Parker: As the #MeToo movement gained momentum the past several weeks — and more than a dozen powerful men accused of sexual misconduct were suspended, fired or banished into the outer darkness, it was reasonable to wonder where it would all end.

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    A healthy Republican Party can only be built on the ruins of this one

    Columnist Michael Gerson: I find myself wandering in an unfamiliar place. As a pro-life conservative, I am honestly happy — no, positively elated — that pro-choice Democrat Doug Jones won Alabama’s Senate election.

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    Just go after the billionaires
    An Elk Grove Village letter to the editor: There have been letters to the editor recently regarding the tax plan which would indicate the rich are going to take advantage of the middle class and poor. People paying the most taxes would get the biggest breaks and people paying the least would get less. How is that fair?

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    Body count coming
    A Wheaton letter to the editor: With the unrest and turmoil Trump has caused with his Jerusalem decision, do we start the body count now or do we have to wait until he provokes a nuclear strike from North Korea?

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    Ignoring guideline endangers kids
    A judge has heard from citizens of Glen Ellyn who are trying to block construction of a gas station that was rubber stamped by the village despite widespread opposition.There are many documented reasons why this gas station is a bad idea — cluttering an already busy intersection, driving down property values for nearby homeowners, going against the historical plan of the village, etc. — but one reason in particular keeps parents awake at night and has driven them to the unusual step of spending their own money to fight their village board.The True North gas station proposed for the intersection of Geneva and Main in Glen Ellyn directly puts children in harm’s way.The EPA recommends a 1,000-foot buffer zone around gas stations and schools in their School Siting Guidelines. This station, the one that generated protests, hundreds of people formally vocalizing opposition and thousands of people petitioning against it, is only some 300 feet from Forest Glen Elementary School. It is even closer to a private preschool. Forest Glen is home to District 41’s pre-K program. This program serves local students, but most of its kids are part of the special needs, ESL and at-risk programs. This building, which is less than one third of the federally recommended distance from the proposed gas station, is a haven for the most vulnerable members of our community. How on earth could the board justify putting those children at further risk through environmental contaminants? Why would they consider ignoring federal advice? What would they think if their three and four year olds were the ones being impacted?They say “it takes a village to raise a child.” Apparently not the village of Glen Ellyn.Tiffany RuddleGlen Ellyn

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