Daily Archive : Saturday December 30, 2017

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    New England Patriots offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels is on the list of many NFL teams in need of a head coach. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

    Will Bears GM hire one of these 13 contenders for head coach?

    With the firing of Bears head coach John Fox and his staff following Sunday’s loss to the Minnesota Vikings, here’s a glance at 13 NFL head-coaching candidates for GM Ryan Pace to consider. Several candidates have connections to the Bears.

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    Clemson head coach Dabo Swinney and Alabama head coach Nick Saban, left, pose with the Sugar Bowl trophy for their upcoming semi-final playoff game, for the NCAA football national championship, in New Orleans, Sunday, Dec. 31, 2017. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)

    No. 1 Clemson, No. 4 Alabama renew high-stakes rivalry

    For No. 1 Clemson and No. 4 Alabama, a third straight spot in the College Football Playoff national championship game

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    Helmets for Georgia and Oklahoma are displayed at a news conference in Los Angeles on Thursday, Dec. 28, 2017. Georgia will take on Oklahoma on Monday, Jan. 1, 2018. (AP Photo/Richard Vogel)

    No. 3 Georgia faces No. 2 Oklahoma for 1st time in Rose Bowl

    No. 3 Georgia and its powerful running game led by Nick Chubb and Sony Michel face No. 2 Oklahoma and Heisman Trophy winner Baker Mayfield in the College Football Playoff semifinal at the Rose Bowl

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    Philadelphia 76ers guard Ben Simmons, left, pulls in a rebound in front of Denver Nuggets guard Torrey Craig in the first half of an NBA basketball game Saturday, Dec. 30, 2017, in Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)

    Bayless lifts Embiid-less 76ers over Nuggets 107-102

    Dario Saric had 20 points and nine rebounds and keyed a second-half run to lead the Philadelphia 76ers over the Denver Nuggets 107-102

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    Wisconsin head coach Paul Chryst and quarterback Alex Hornibrook (12) stand next to the MVP trophy at the end of the Orange Bowl NCAA college football game against Miami, Saturday, Dec. 30, 2017, in Miami Gardens, Fla. Hornibrook won the MVP trophy. Wisconsin defeated Miami 34-24. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)

    Hornibrook's 4 TDs carry Badgers over Miami, 34-24 in Orange

    Hornibrook throws 4 TD passes, three to Danny Davis, and No. 6 Wisconsin beat No. 11 Miami 34-24 in the Orange Bowl

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    Nashville Predators goalie Juuse Saros (74) makes a save against Minnesota Wild forward Jason Zucker (16) in the first period of an NHL hockey game Saturday, Dec. 30, 2017, in Nashville, Tenn. (AP Photo/Mike Strasinger)

    Saros' 29 saves lead Predators over Wild 3-0

    Juuse Saros made 29 saves for his second shutout this season, P.K. Subban scored his ninth goal and the Nashville Predators beat the Minnesota Wild 3-0

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    Miami Heat guard Tyler Johnson (8) drives to the basket in front of Orlando Magic guard Elfrid Payton (2) during the second half of an NBA basketball game Saturday, Dec. 30, 2017, in Orlando, Fla. (AP Photo/Phelan M. Ebenhack)

    Johnson, Dragic lead Heat comeback in win over Magic

    Tyler Johnson scored 22 points in the third quarter and Goran Dragic had 14 in the fourth quarter to help the Miami Heat overcome an 18-point deficit and beat the Orlando Magic 117-111

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    Libertyville’s Drew Peterson shoots against the defense of Niles North’s Jailen Butler, left, and Lamar Nicholson Jr. during the championship game of the Wheeling Hardwood Classic on Saturday.

    Niles North stops never-say-die Libertyville in OT

    Niles North won the Hardwood Classic for the first time, but not before a valiant effort from Libertyville in a 72-65 overtime decision late Saturday at Wheeling High School.

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    Burlington Central boys basketball coach Brett Porto cuts down the net after the Rockets won the Plano Christmas Classic championship, 44-39 in overtime against Peoria Notre Dame Saturday night.

    Burlington Central wins Plano championship in OT thriller

    Burlington Central’s boys basketball team claimed the championship of the Plano Christmas Classic Saturday night with a 44-39 overtime win over Peoria Notre Dame.

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    Jim Thome hit 134 home runs with the White Sox, and finished his career with 612 homers over 22 seasons with six teams.

    Why White Sox slugger Jim Thome deserves to be a first ballot Hall of Famer

    Scot Gregor explains why he believes former White Sox slugger Jim Thome will be elected to the National Baseball Hall of Fame on his first ballot. Also, check out how Gregor, Bruce Miles, Mike Imrem and Barry Rozner voted in this year’s HOF election.

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    Girls basketball scoreboard: Saturday, Dec. 30 results
    High school girls basketball results from games of Saturday, Dec. 30.

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    Boys wrestling scoreboard: Saturday, Dec. 30 results
    High school wrestling results from meets of Saturday, Dec. 30.

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    Boys basketball scoreboard: Saturday, Dec. 30 results
    High school boys basketball results from games of Saturday, Dec. 30.

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    Wheaton Academy stop Addison Trail

    Wheaton Academy defeated Addison Trail in the girls basketball consolation championship game of the Lisle Holiday Cage Classic.

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    Conant’s Jonathan Kolev signals who’s No. 1 as he comes to the bench following his game-winning shot in double overtime against Brother Rice on Saturday in the Jack Tosh Holiday Classic championship game at York.

    Fate favors Conant at York

    Conant’s boys basketball team pulled out a 54-53, double-overtime victory against Brother Rice in the championship game of the Jack Tosh Holiday Classic on Saturday at York High School in Elmhurst.

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    Benet ousted by St. Charles North

    Benet lost to St. Charles North at the Pontiac Holiday Tournament.

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    O’Brien, Naperville Central celebrate tournament championship

    Naperville Central defeated Lemont to win the Chuck Dayton Holiday Classic boys basketball tournament in DeKalb.

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    Harvest Christian tops Walther Christian for Lisle title

    Harvest Christian’s girls basketball team defeated Walther Christian 66-59 Saturday night to win the Lisle Holiday Cage Classic.

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    Zobel, Gilbertson lift Lake Zurich at Montini

    McKenna Zobel scored 18 points, and Lake Zurich’s girls basketball team finished up the ninth annual Montini Christmas Tournament by beating Oak Park 66-52 in the consolation third-place game Saturday.

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    Batavia beats Wheaton North in overtime

    Batavia earns top York tourney finish with overtime win against Wheaton North

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    Mitchell, Montini beat Geneva in final seconds

    Montini defeated Geneva in the girls basketball championship game of the Montini Christmas Tournament.

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    Buzzer-beater lifts Evanston past Carmel

    Lance Jones’ basket at the buzzer lifted Evanston’s boys basketball team to a 66-64 win over Carmel Catholic in the fifth-place game of the Centralia Holiday Tournament Saturday night.

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    Garrelts, Marian Central gather tourney title at Grant

    Vannessa Garrelts scored 27 points and hustled for 8 rebounds, as Marian Central’s girls basketball team pulled away from Grant to capture a 60-34 win in the championship game of the Grant Holiday Tournament. Garrelts earned tournament MVP honors.

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    Wisconsin place kicker Rafael Gaglianone (27) reacts to a 47-yard field goal, during the second half of the Orange Bowl NCAA college football game against Miami, Saturday, Dec. 30, 2017, in Miami Gardens, Fla. To the left is punter Connor Allen (90). (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)

    Hornibrook's 4 TDs carry Badgers past Miami, 34-24 in Orange

    Bowl Capsules

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    St. Louis Blues right wing Vladimir Tarasenko dives after the puck during the first period of an NHL hockey game against the Carolina Hurricanes on Saturday, Dec. 30, 2017, in St. Louis. (Chris Lee/St. Louis Post-Dispatch via AP)

    Scottie Upshall breaks tie, Blue beat Hurricanes 3-2

    Scottie Upshall broke a tie midway through the third period and the St. Louis Blues held off the Carolina Hurricanes 3-2

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    More-confident Lagace big part of Wolves’ resurgence

    A more poised and confident Max Lagace is a big reason the Chicago Wolves have won eight of their last 10 games, including a 6-2 decision over the Rockford IceHogs on Saturday.

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    Atlanta Hawks guard Dennis Schroder (17) shoots the ball past Portland Trail Blazers center Jusuf Nurkic (27) in the second half of an NBA basketball game, Saturday, Dec. 30, 2017, in Atlanta. The Hawks won 104-89. (AP Photo/Brett Davis)

    Schroder gets hot in 2nd half, Hawks beat Blazers

    Dennis Schroder scored 18 of his 22 points in the second half, Marco Belinelli added 14 points and the Atlanta Hawks beat the Portland Trail Blazers 104-89

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    Boston Bruins goalie Tuukka Rusk makes a chest save against the Ottawa Senators during the second period of an NHL hockey game Saturday, Dec. 30, 2017, in Ottawa, Ontario. (Fred Chartrand/The Canadian Press via AP)

    Ryan Spooner, Tuukka Rask help Bruins beat Senators 5-0

    Ryan Spooner scored twice and Tuukka Rask made 25 saves in the Boston Bruins' 5-0 victory over the Ottawa Senators

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    Florida Panthers goalie James Reimer, left, blocks the puck as teammate Mark Pysyk looks on during the third period of an NHL hockey game against the Montreal Canadiens, Saturday, Dec. 30, 2017, in Sunrise, Fla. (AP Photo/Luis M. Alvarez)

    Reimer stops 37 for another shutout, Panthers beat Habs 2-0

    James Reimer stopped 37 shots for his second shutout in three games and the Florida Panthers beat the Montreal Canadiens 2-0

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    College Basketball Scores

    Saturday, Dec. 30EAST Binghamton 113, Elmira 65 Columbia 83, Maine 71 Duquesne 70, Dayton 62 George Washington 70, Saint Joseph's 64 La Salle 83, Saint Louis 60 Manhattan 61, Fairfield 58 Miami 67, Pittsburgh 53 New Hampshire 83, Dartmouth 66 Norfolk St. 74, Stony Brook 68 Penn St. 88, Coppin St. 43 Rhode Island 83, George Mason 64 St. Bonaventure 98, UMass 78 Wichita St. 72, UConn 62 SOUTH Alabama 79, Texas A&M 57 Auburn 98, Cornell 77 Austin Peay 70, E. Illinois 54 Belmont 65, UT Martin 58 Charleston Southern 84, Longwood 43 Clemson 78, NC State 62 Coll. of Charleston 73, Towson 62 Delaware 58, UNC-Wilmington 56 Duke 100, Florida St. 93 Elon 90, Drexel 75 FIU 58, FAU 57 Florida 81, Vanderbilt 74 Furman 87, VMI 57 Gardner-Webb 58, Liberty 55 Jacksonville St. 76, Morehead St. 69 Marshall 78, Louisiana Tech 65 McNeese St. 72, Northwestern St. 63 Middle Tennessee 63, UAB 60 Mississippi St. 109, North Florida 81 Murray St. 87, SIU-Edwardsville 63 N. Kentucky 86, Ill.-Chicago 51 NC Central 75, St. Andrews 55 Nicholls 77, Incarnate Word 60 North Carolina 73, Wake Forest 69 Northeastern 81, James Madison 70 Old Dominion 89, Charlotte 58 Radford 78, Presbyterian 62 Richmond 69, Davidson 58 SC-Upstate 80, North Greenville 59 Samford 73, Chattanooga 56 Tennessee Tech 77, E. Kentucky 69 UNC-Asheville 85, Campbell 79 UNC-Greensboro 71, Wofford 67 VCU 76, Fordham 63 Virginia 59, Boston College 58 W. Carolina 81, The Citadel 79 W. Kentucky 82, Southern Miss. 66 William & Mary 90, Hofstra 87 Winthrop 76, High Point 60 Yale 89, Kennesaw St. 74 MIDWEST Butler 101, Villanova 93 Fort Wayne 92, Concordia (MI) 59 Green Bay 80, Oakland 79 Illinois 62, Grand Canyon 58 Loyola of Chicago 66, Evansville 59 Marquette 74, Georgetown 65 Michigan 76, Jacksonville 51 Milwaukee 87, Detroit 79 Minnesota 65, Harvard 55 N. Dakota St. 99, Jamestown 50 Northwestern 95, Brown 73 Notre Dame 68, Georgia Tech 59 Ohio St. 72, Miami (Ohio) 59 Purdue 98, Lipscomb 66 Rio Grande 80, Hampton 69 S. Dakota St. 111, Presentation College 68 South Dakota 82, Denver 71 W. Michigan 92, Chicago St. 71 Wisconsin 82, Mass.-Lowell 53 Wright St. 60, IUPUI 52 Xavier 77, DePaul 72 SOUTHWEST Abilene Christian 75, Sam Houston St. 72 Arkansas 95, Tennessee 93, OT Houston 76, Temple 73 Lamar 77, Texas A&M-CC 72 New Orleans 64, Houston Baptist 57 North Texas 72, UTSA 71 Oklahoma 90, TCU 89 Oral Roberts 93, Nebraska-Omaha 74 UTEP 80, Rice 62 FAR WEST Colorado St. 59, San Jose St. 52 Fresno St. 71, Air Force 59 Gonzaga 101, Santa Clara 52 Hawaii 84, Howard 59 Idaho St. 62, Weber St. 60 Long Beach St. 77, Texas A&M International 59 Montana 79, S. Utah 49 Montana St. 76, N. Arizona 73, OT Nevada 77, New Mexico 74 Saint Mary's (Cal) 74, BYU 64, OT San Diego 74, Pepperdine 66 San Francisco 84, Portland 61 Seattle 95, UC Riverside 71 UC Davis 89, Holy Names 62 Utah Valley 87, Cal St.-Fullerton 78 ___

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    Washington Capitals defenseman John Carlson celebrates his goal in the second period of an NHL hockey game against the New Jersey Devils, Saturday, Dec. 30, 2017, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

    Capitals beat Devils to take lead in Metropolitan Division

    Nicklas Backstrom and John Carlson had a goal and two assists each, Alex Ovechkin had three assists and the Washington Capitals beat the New Jersey Devils 5-2 to move atop the Metropolitan Division

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    Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry celebrates in front of fans after scoring against the Memphis Grizzlies during the first half of an NBA basketball game in Oakland, Calif., Saturday, Dec. 30, 2017. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)

    Curry makes season-best 10 3-pointers in return from injury

    Stephen Curry made a sensational return from injury by scoring 38 points with a season-high 10 3-pointers, and the Golden State Warriors beat the Memphis Grizzlies 141-128

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    Amid reports of firing, Fox not worried about his future

    NFL.com’s Ian Rapoport is reporting that the Bears are expected to fire head coach John Fox after Sunday’s season finale against the Vikings in Minnesota, Fox’s firing has been presumed for several weeks, the result of a 14-33 record in three seasons, each of which resulted in double-digit losses

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    Maine South tops St. Charles East for 5th at Hinsdale Central

    Maine South defeated the St. Charles East boys basketball team 80-67 in the fifth place game of the Hinsdale Central Holiday Classic Saturday.

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    Ugba, Taylor lead Austin Peay past Eastern Illinois 70-54

    Averyl Ugba scored 17 points and hauled in 11 rebounds to lead Austin Peay to a 70-54 win over Eastern Illinois

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    Improvement’s the key in Hersey’s 1-3 finish

    Hersey (8-9) finished 1-3 at the Montini girls basketball tournament after a 42-39 loss to a 12-3 Marist team in Saturday’s seventh-place game of the 16-team event in Lombard. But the Huskies left confident after losing their three games against quality teams by less than 10 points combined.

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    McDonald leads Northern Kentucky past Illinois-Chicago 86-51

    Drew McDonald had 19 points and 12 rebounds _ his fourth consecutive double-double _ to help Northern Kentucky beat Illinois-Chicago 86-51

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    BC-BKC--Ill.-Chicago-N. Kentucky Box

    BC-BKC--Ill.-Chicago-N. Kentucky Box N. KENTUCKY 86, ILL.-CHICAGO 51ILL.-CHICAGO (5-10) Blount 3-7 2-3 9, Dixson 1-10 0-1 2, Odiase 1-3 0-1 2, Ottey 5-13 5-7 15, Boahen 2-6 0-2 4, Diggins 4-5 0-0 9, Wiley 3-7 0-0 6, Robinson 1-2 0-0 2, Matthews 0-3 2-2 2. Totals 20-56 9-16 51. N. KENTUCKY (9-5) Williams 2-7 3-3 7, Garnett 3-5 1-4 7, Tate 2-9 2-2 6, McDonald 5-12 7-8 19, Holland 4-8 0-0 12, Garrett 3-6 2-3 8, Vogt 0-0 0-0 0, Ayers 0-0 0-0 0, Faulkner 4-8 4-4 15, Sharpe 1-5 2-2 5, Walton 2-2 1-2 5, Cobbs 1-1 0-0 2. Totals 27-63 22-28 86. Halftime_N. Kentucky 49-16. 3-Point Goals_Ill.-Chicago 2-15 (Diggins 1-2, Blount 1-3, Ottey 0-1, Matthews 0-2, Boahen 0-2, Wiley 0-2, Dixson 0-3), N. Kentucky 10-21 (Holland 4-6, Faulkner 3-6, McDonald 2-3, Sharpe 1-3, Williams 0-1, Garnett 0-1, Tate 0-1). Fouled Out_None. Rebounds_Ill.-Chicago 32 (Blount 8), N. Kentucky 43 (McDonald 12). Assists_Ill.-Chicago 6 (Boahen 2), N. Kentucky 22 (Tate, Holland 5). Total Fouls_Ill.-Chicago 20, N. Kentucky 17. A_3,688 (9,400).

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    BC-BKC--Ill.-Chicago-N. Kentucky Long Box

    BC-BKC--Ill.-Chicago-N. Kentucky Long Box N. KENTUCKY 86, ILL.-CHICAGO 51FGFTRebILL.-CHICAGOMinM-AM-AO-TAPFPTSBlount333-72-33-8149Dixson231-100-11-2102Odiase241-30-11-4022Boahen292-60-20-4244Ottey295-135-70-51315Diggins234-50-00-4019Wiley203-70-00-3146Matthews130-32-20-1012Robinson61-20-01-1012Totals20020-569-166-3262051 Percentages: FG .357, FT .563. 3-Point Goals: 2-15, .133 (Diggins 1-2, Blount 1-3, Ottey 0-1, Boahen 0-2, Matthews 0-2, Wiley 0-2, Dixson 0-3). Team Rebounds: 2. Team Turnovers: 18 (8 PTS). Blocked Shots: 6 (Diggins 2, Odiase 2, Robinson, Wiley). Turnovers: 18 (Boahen 5, Dixson 4, Ottey 4, Blount 2, Odiase 2, Matthews). Steals: 6 (Boahen 3, Blount, Diggins, Wiley). Technical Fouls: None. FGFTRebN. KENTUCKYMinM-AM-AO-TAPFPTSGarnett243-51-40-2227Tate292-92-22-5526Williams242-73-31-7227McDonald245-127-85-123119Holland244-80-00-75312Faulkner224-84-40-13115Walton152-21-21-2135Sharpe131-52-20-2005Garrett133-62-32-4008Cobbs81-10-00-1032Vogt30-00-00-0100Ayers10-00-00-0000Totals20027-6322-2811-43221786 Percentages: FG .429, FT .786. 3-Point Goals: 10-21, .476 (Holland 4-6, Faulkner 3-6, McDonald 2-3, Sharpe 1-3, Garnett 0-1, Tate 0-1, Williams 0-1). Team Rebounds: 3. Team Turnovers: 11 (14 PTS). Blocked Shots: 1 (Vogt). Turnovers: 11 (Faulkner 6, Holland 2, Sharpe, Walton, Williams). Steals: 10 (Holland 2, Sharpe 2, Faulkner, Garnett, Garrett, Tate, Walton, Williams). Technical Fouls: None. Ill.-Chicago1635-51N. Kentucky4937-86 A_3,688 (9,400).

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    Bloomington denies St. Charles North 5th at Pontiac

    The St. Charles North boys basketball team lost to Bloomington 59-40 in the fifth place game at the Pontiac Holiday Tournament Saturday.

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    Maine West tops St. Viator for Hardwood consolation title

    Maine West’s boys basketball team broke out to a 28-8 first quarter lead in the consolation championship at the 40th annual Wheeling Hardwood Classic on Saturday night. St. Viator used up a lot of energy in the second quarter to battle back. A strong finish made the difference as the Warriors came away with a 60-53 win over the Lions.

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    College Basketball Scores

    Saturday, Dec. 30EAST Binghamton 113, Elmira 65 Columbia 83, Maine 71 Duquesne 70, Dayton 62 George Washington 70, Saint Joseph's 64 La Salle 83, Saint Louis 60 Manhattan 61, Fairfield 58 Miami 67, Pittsburgh 53 New Hampshire 83, Dartmouth 66 Norfolk St. 74, Stony Brook 68 Penn St. 88, Coppin St. 43 Rhode Island 83, George Mason 64 St. Bonaventure 98, UMass 78 Wichita St. 72, UConn 62 SOUTH Alabama 79, Texas A&M 57 Auburn 98, Cornell 77 Austin Peay 70, E. Illinois 54 Belmont 65, UT Martin 58 Charleston Southern 84, Longwood 43 Clemson 78, NC State 62 Coll. of Charleston 73, Towson 62 Delaware 58, UNC-Wilmington 56 Duke 100, Florida St. 93 Elon 90, Drexel 75 FIU 58, FAU 57 Florida 81, Vanderbilt 74 Furman 87, VMI 57 Gardner-Webb 58, Liberty 55 Jacksonville St. 76, Morehead St. 69 Marshall 78, Louisiana Tech 65 McNeese St. 72, Northwestern St. 63 Middle Tennessee 63, UAB 60 Mississippi St. 109, North Florida 81 N. Kentucky 86, Ill.-Chicago 51 NC Central 75, St. Andrews 55 Nicholls 77, Incarnate Word 60 North Carolina 73, Wake Forest 69 Northeastern 81, James Madison 70 Old Dominion 89, Charlotte 58 Radford 78, Presbyterian 62 Richmond 69, Davidson 58 SC-Upstate 80, North Greenville 59 Samford 73, Chattanooga 56 Tennessee Tech 77, E. Kentucky 69 UNC-Asheville 85, Campbell 79 UNC-Greensboro 71, Wofford 67 VCU 76, Fordham 63 Virginia 59, Boston College 58 W. Carolina 81, The Citadel 79 W. Kentucky 82, Southern Miss. 66 William & Mary 90, Hofstra 87 Winthrop 76, High Point 60 Yale 89, Kennesaw St. 74 MIDWEST Butler 101, Villanova 93 Fort Wayne 92, Concordia (MI) 59 Green Bay 80, Oakland 79 Illinois 62, Grand Canyon 58 Loyola of Chicago 66, Evansville 59 Marquette 74, Georgetown 65 Michigan 76, Jacksonville 51 Milwaukee 87, Detroit 79 Minnesota 65, Harvard 55 N. Dakota St. 99, Jamestown 50 Northwestern 95, Brown 73 Notre Dame 68, Georgia Tech 59 Ohio St. 72, Miami (Ohio) 59 S. Dakota St. 111, Presentation College 68 South Dakota 82, Denver 71 W. Michigan 92, Chicago St. 71 Wisconsin 82, Mass.-Lowell 53 Wright St. 60, IUPUI 52 Xavier 77, DePaul 72 SOUTHWEST Arkansas 95, Tennessee 93, OT Houston 76, Temple 73 New Orleans 64, Houston Baptist 57 Oklahoma 90, TCU 89 Oral Roberts 93, Nebraska-Omaha 74 FAR WEST Colorado St. 59, San Jose St. 52 Fresno St. 71, Air Force 59 Gonzaga 101, Santa Clara 52 Hawaii 84, Howard 59 Long Beach St. 77, Texas A&M International 59 Montana 79, S. Utah 49 Montana St. 76, N. Arizona 73, OT Nevada 77, New Mexico 74 Saint Mary's (Cal) 74, BYU 64, OT San Diego 74, Pepperdine 66 Seattle 95, UC Riverside 71 UC Davis 89, Holy Names 62 ___

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    College Basketball Scores

    Saturday, Dec. 30EAST Binghamton 113, Elmira 65 Columbia 83, Maine 71 Duquesne 70, Dayton 62 George Washington 70, Saint Joseph's 64 La Salle 83, Saint Louis 60 Manhattan 61, Fairfield 58 Miami 67, Pittsburgh 53 New Hampshire 83, Dartmouth 66 Norfolk St. 74, Stony Brook 68 Penn St. 88, Coppin St. 43 Rhode Island 83, George Mason 64 St. Bonaventure 98, UMass 78 Wichita St. 72, UConn 62 SOUTH Alabama 79, Texas A&M 57 Auburn 98, Cornell 77 Austin Peay 70, E. Illinois 54 Belmont 65, UT Martin 58 Charleston Southern 84, Longwood 43 Clemson 78, NC State 62 Coll. of Charleston 73, Towson 62 Delaware 58, UNC-Wilmington 56 Duke 100, Florida St. 93 Elon 90, Drexel 75 FIU 58, FAU 57 Florida 81, Vanderbilt 74 Furman 87, VMI 57 Gardner-Webb 58, Liberty 55 Jacksonville St. 76, Morehead St. 69 Marshall 78, Louisiana Tech 65 McNeese St. 72, Northwestern St. 63 Middle Tennessee 63, UAB 60 Mississippi St. 109, North Florida 81 N. Kentucky 86, Ill.-Chicago 51 NC Central 75, St. Andrews 55 Nicholls 77, Incarnate Word 60 North Carolina 73, Wake Forest 69 Northeastern 81, James Madison 70 Old Dominion 89, Charlotte 58 Radford 78, Presbyterian 62 Richmond 69, Davidson 58 SC-Upstate 80, North Greenville 59 Samford 73, Chattanooga 56 Tennessee Tech 77, E. Kentucky 69 UNC-Asheville 85, Campbell 79 UNC-Greensboro 71, Wofford 67 VCU 76, Fordham 63 Virginia 59, Boston College 58 W. Carolina 81, The Citadel 79 W. Kentucky 82, Southern Miss. 66 William & Mary 90, Hofstra 87 Winthrop 76, High Point 60 Yale 89, Kennesaw St. 74 MIDWEST Butler 101, Villanova 93 Fort Wayne 92, Concordia (MI) 59 Green Bay 80, Oakland 79 Illinois 62, Grand Canyon 58 Loyola of Chicago 66, Evansville 59 Marquette 74, Georgetown 65 Michigan 76, Jacksonville 51 Milwaukee 87, Detroit 79 Minnesota 65, Harvard 55 N. Dakota St. 99, Jamestown 50 Northwestern 95, Brown 73 Notre Dame 68, Georgia Tech 59 Ohio St. 72, Miami (Ohio) 59 S. Dakota St. 111, Presentation College 68 South Dakota 82, Denver 71 W. Michigan 92, Chicago St. 71 Wisconsin 82, Mass.-Lowell 53 Wright St. 60, IUPUI 52 Xavier 77, DePaul 72 SOUTHWEST Arkansas 95, Tennessee 93, OT Houston 76, Temple 73 New Orleans 64, Houston Baptist 57 Oklahoma 90, TCU 89 Oral Roberts 93, Nebraska-Omaha 74 FAR WEST Colorado St. 59, San Jose St. 52 Fresno St. 71, Air Force 59 Gonzaga 101, Santa Clara 52 Hawaii 84, Howard 59 Long Beach St. 77, Texas A&M International 59 Montana 79, S. Utah 49 Montana St. 76, N. Arizona 73, OT Nevada 77, New Mexico 74 Saint Mary's (Cal) 74, BYU 64, OT San Diego 74, Pepperdine 66 Seattle 95, UC Riverside 71 UC Davis 89, Holy Names 62 ___

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    St. Edward earns 5th place at Lisle

    Yssa Sto. Domingo led a balanced scoring attack with 13 points Saturday as the St. Edward girls basketball team claimed fifth place at the Lisle Holiday Cage Classic with a 55-52 win over St. Francis.

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    Ralston’s Glenbrook South crew upend Geneva

    Glenbrook South and former Geneva coach Phil Ralston defeated the Vikings’ boys basketball team 54-47 Saturday in the final round of the Wheeling Wildcat Hardwood Classic.

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    New York Knicks forward Kristaps Porzingis (6) dunks over New Orleans Pelicans forward Anthony Davis (23) and center DeMarcus Cousins (0) during the second half of an NBA basketball game in New Orleans, Saturday, Dec. 30, 2017. The Knicks won 105-103. (AP Photo/Jonathan Bachman)

    Jack hits tiebreaking free throws, Knicks beat Pelicans

    Kristaps Porzingis scored 30 points, Jarrett Jack made two free throws to break a tie with 9 seconds remaining and the New York Knicks defeated the New Orleans Pelicans 105-103 on Saturday night

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    San Antonio Spurs forward LaMarcus Aldridge (12) shoots over Detroit Pistons forward Anthony Tolliver (43) and guard Dwight Buycks (20) during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Saturday, Dec. 30, 2017, in Detroit. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)

    Short-handed Pistons shut down Spurs in 93-79 win

    Andre Drummond had 14 points and 21 rebounds, and the Detroit Pistons held San Antonio to its lowest point total of the season in a 93-79 victory over the Spurs

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    Big finish for Warren, but Lake Forest takes Classic

    Warren’s girls basketball team handled Lake Forest 39-23 on Saturday, but the Scout’s free throw percentage earned them the overall Blue Devils Classic championship after Grayslake Central, Warren and Lake Forest each finished with 4-1 records.

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    Penn State players celebrate during the final seconds of the second half of the Fiesta Bowl NCAA college football game against Washington, Saturday, Dec. 30, 2017, in Glendale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)

    No. 9 Penn State tops No. 12 Washington 35-28 in Fiesta Bowl

    Trace McSorley threw for 342 yards and two touchdowns, Saquon Barkley ran for two more scores and No. 9 Penn State outlasted No. 12 Washington 35-28 in the Fiesta Bowl

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    College Basketball Scores

    Saturday, Dec. 30EAST Binghamton 113, Elmira 65 Columbia 83, Maine 71 Duquesne 70, Dayton 62 George Washington 70, Saint Joseph's 64 La Salle 83, Saint Louis 60 Manhattan 61, Fairfield 58 Miami 67, Pittsburgh 53 New Hampshire 83, Dartmouth 66 Penn St. 88, Coppin St. 43 Rhode Island 83, George Mason 64 St. Bonaventure 98, UMass 78 Wichita St. 72, UConn 62 SOUTH Alabama 79, Texas A&M 57 Auburn 98, Cornell 77 Belmont 65, UT Martin 58 Charleston Southern 84, Longwood 43 Clemson 78, NC State 62 Coll. of Charleston 73, Towson 62 Delaware 58, UNC-Wilmington 56 Duke 100, Florida St. 93 Elon 90, Drexel 75 Florida 81, Vanderbilt 74 Furman 87, VMI 57 Gardner-Webb 58, Liberty 55 Jacksonville St. 76, Morehead St. 69 Marshall 78, Louisiana Tech 65 McNeese St. 72, Northwestern St. 63 Middle Tennessee 63, UAB 60 Mississippi St. 109, North Florida 81 NC Central 75, St. Andrews 55 Nicholls 77, Incarnate Word 60 North Carolina 73, Wake Forest 69 Northeastern 81, James Madison 70 Old Dominion 89, Charlotte 58 Radford 78, Presbyterian 62 Richmond 69, Davidson 58 SC-Upstate 80, North Greenville 59 UNC-Asheville 85, Campbell 79 UNC-Greensboro 71, Wofford 67 VCU 76, Fordham 63 Virginia 59, Boston College 58 W. Carolina 81, The Citadel 79 W. Kentucky 82, Southern Miss. 66 William & Mary 90, Hofstra 87 Winthrop 76, High Point 60 Yale 89, Kennesaw St. 74 MIDWEST Butler 101, Villanova 93 Fort Wayne 92, Concordia (MI) 59 Green Bay 80, Oakland 79 Illinois 62, Grand Canyon 58 Loyola of Chicago 66, Evansville 59 Marquette 74, Georgetown 65 Michigan 76, Jacksonville 51 Minnesota 65, Harvard 55 N. Dakota St. 99, Jamestown 50 Northwestern 95, Brown 73 Notre Dame 68, Georgia Tech 59 Ohio St. 72, Miami (Ohio) 59 S. Dakota St. 111, Presentation College 68 South Dakota 82, Denver 71 W. Michigan 92, Chicago St. 71 Wisconsin 82, Mass.-Lowell 53 Wright St. 60, IUPUI 52 Xavier 77, DePaul 72 SOUTHWEST Arkansas 95, Tennessee 93, OT Houston 76, Temple 73 Oklahoma 90, TCU 89 FAR WEST Colorado St. 59, San Jose St. 52 Fresno St. 71, Air Force 59 Hawaii 84, Howard 59 Montana 79, S. Utah 49 Nevada 77, New Mexico 74 Saint Mary's (Cal) 74, BYU 64, OT San Diego 74, Pepperdine 66 Seattle 95, UC Riverside 71 UC Davis 89, Holy Names 62 ___

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    Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry holds on to his daughter Riley while signing autographs for fans before the team's NBA basketball game against the Memphis Grizzlies in Oakland, Calif., Saturday, Dec. 30, 2017. Curry is returning to the court Saturday night after missing 11 games with a sprained right ankle. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)

    Stephen Curry returns for Warriors after out 11 games

    Stephen Curry returned to the court against the Memphis Grizzlies after missing 11 games for Golden State with a sprained right ankle

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    Aurora Christian wins State Farm Classic title

    Aurora Christian’s boys basketball team won the championship at the State Farm Classic in Bloomington on Saturday.

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    FILE - In this Dec. 2, 2017, file photo, Clemson's Kelly Bryant (2) runs past Miami's Sheldrick Redwine (22) for a touchdown during the first half of the Atlantic Coast Conference championship NCAA college football game in Charlotte, N.C.Bryant answered the question of how the Tigers would fare in life without Deshaun Watson. Bryant is completing 67.4 percent of his passes and has also run for 11 touchdowns. (AP Photo/Bob Leverone, File)

    With Watson gone, Alabama poised for redemption vs Clemson

    AP Analysis: Clemson's Deshaun Watson has moved on to the NFL, which should be enough to carry the Alabama Crimson Tide to victory in the Sugar Bowl semifinal game

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    As Zach LaVine began his six-day training camp to complete rehab of a torn ACL, there are plenty of questions about how long the Bulls can keep rolling and whether LaVine will make the team even better.

    As LaVine approaches return, will Bulls even try to keep things rolling?

    As Zach LaVine began his six-day training camp to complete rehab of a torn ACL, there are plenty of questions about how long the Bulls can keep rolling and whether LaVine will make the team even better.

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    Bulls point guard Kris Dunn skipped Saturday’s practice after missing Friday’s win over Indiana with patellar tendinitis in his left knee. Coach Fred Hoiberg thinks there’s a chance Dunn could play Sunday at Washington.

    Dunn feels better, but still questionable for Bulls’ trip to Washington

    After missing Friday’s win over Indiana with patellar tendinitis in his left knee, Bulls point guard Kris Dunn skipped Saturday’s practice. Coach Fred Hoiberg thinks there’s a chance Dunn could play Sunday at Washington.

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    Grayslake Central’s Maura Fitzgerald attempts a shot against Carmel defender Ranya Jamison during Warren Blue Devils Classic action in Gurnee on Saturday.

    Another Drevline-driven win for Grayslake Central

    Rosie Drevline had a game-high 21 points to help Grayslake Central’s girls basketball team past Carmel Catholic 57-50, wrapping up a 4-1 run for the Rams in Warren’s Blue Devil Classic.

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    BC-BKC--Chicago St.-W. Michigan Box

    BC-BKC--Chicago St.-W. Michigan Box W. MICHIGAN 92, CHICAGO ST. 71CHICAGO ST. (2-15) Szpir 0-1 1-2 1, Burns 2-7 10-11 14, Byrd 2-6 0-0 6, Sims 6-18 0-0 15, Harris 4-10 1-2 9, Odiase 0-0 0-0 0, Shaw 4-7 2-2 10, Bell 3-4 0-1 8, Dubovitskiy 3-6 1-2 8. Totals 24-59 15-20 71. W. MICHIGAN (8-5) Johnson 1-4 4-6 6, LaMont 4-7 0-1 8, Moore 2-5 2-5 7, Wilder 4-11 1-2 10, Davis 8-12 6-6 27, Ikongshul 0-5 0-0 0, Clifford 0-1 0-2 0, Randall 2-4 0-0 5, Printy 2-3 2-2 7, Flowers 4-5 1-2 12, McDermed 0-1 0-0 0, Whitens 1-1 2-3 4, Jones 2-7 0-0 6. Totals 30-66 18-29 92. Halftime_W. Michigan 49-28. 3-Point Goals_Chicago St. 8-23 (Sims 3-10, Byrd 2-3, Bell 2-3, Dubovitskiy 1-4, Burns 0-1, Harris 0-2), W. Michigan 14-32 (Davis 5-9, Flowers 3-4, Jones 2-5, Randall 1-2, Printy 1-2, Moore 1-3, Wilder 1-6, Johnson 0-1). Fouled Out_Ikongshul, Harris. Rebounds_Chicago St. 31 (Szpir 6), W. Michigan 50 (LaMont 10). Assists_Chicago St. 8 (Burns 5), W. Michigan 18 (Wilder 5). Total Fouls_Chicago St. 20, W. Michigan 21. A_2,364 (5,421).

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    BC-BKC--Chicago St.-W. Michigan Long Box

    BC-BKC--Chicago St.-W. Michigan Long Box W. MICHIGAN 92, CHICAGO ST. 71FGFTRebCHICAGO ST.MinM-AM-AO-TAPFPTSSzpir210-11-20-6011Burns382-710-112-55314Byrd212-60-00-4046Harris314-101-21-4059Sims356-180-00-53215Shaw194-72-21-20010Dubovitskiy183-61-20-4028Bell133-40-10-0028Odiase40-00-00-1010Totals20024-5915-204-3182071 Percentages: FG .407, FT .750. 3-Point Goals: 8-23, .348 (Sims 3-10, Bell 2-3, Byrd 2-3, Dubovitskiy 1-4, Burns 0-1, Harris 0-2). Team Rebounds: 3. Team Turnovers: 9 (11 PTS). Blocked Shots: 1 (Harris). Turnovers: 9 (Shaw 3, Byrd 2, Szpir 2, Bell, Burns). Steals: 3 (Bell, Dubovitskiy, Shaw). Technical Fouls: None. FGFTRebW. MICHIGANMinM-AM-AO-TAPFPTSJohnson231-44-60-5146LaMont264-70-16-10038Moore202-52-50-3107Wilder204-111-21-55010Davis248-126-64-84227Jones202-70-00-4226Printy182-32-20-1127Ikongshul150-50-02-7150Randall102-40-00-0105Flowers94-51-20-20212Clifford70-10-21-4010Whitens41-12-31-1104McDermed40-10-00-0100Totals20030-6618-2915-50182192 Percentages: FG .455, FT .621. 3-Point Goals: 14-32, .438 (Davis 5-9, Flowers 3-4, Jones 2-5, Printy 1-2, Randall 1-2, Moore 1-3, Wilder 1-6, Johnson 0-1). Team Rebounds: 0. Team Turnovers: 9 (9 PTS). Blocked Shots: 0. Turnovers: 9 (Davis 5, Jones 2, Randall, Wilder). Steals: 6 (Moore 3, Flowers, Johnson, Randall). Technical Fouls: None. Chicago St.2843-71W. Michigan4943-92 A_2,364 (5,421).

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    College Basketball Scores

    Saturday, Dec. 30EAST Binghamton 113, Elmira 65 Columbia 83, Maine 71 Duquesne 70, Dayton 62 George Washington 70, Saint Joseph's 64 La Salle 83, Saint Louis 60 Miami 67, Pittsburgh 53 Penn St. 88, Coppin St. 43 Rhode Island 83, George Mason 64 St. Bonaventure 98, UMass 78 Wichita St. 72, UConn 62 SOUTH Auburn 98, Cornell 77 Charleston Southern 84, Longwood 43 Clemson 78, NC State 62 Coll. of Charleston 73, Towson 62 Duke 100, Florida St. 93 Elon 90, Drexel 75 Florida 81, Vanderbilt 74 Furman 87, VMI 57 Gardner-Webb 58, Liberty 55 Jacksonville St. 76, Morehead St. 69 McNeese St. 72, Northwestern St. 63 Middle Tennessee 63, UAB 60 Mississippi St. 109, North Florida 81 NC Central 75, St. Andrews 55 North Carolina 73, Wake Forest 69 Northeastern 81, James Madison 70 Radford 78, Presbyterian 62 Richmond 69, Davidson 58 SC-Upstate 80, North Greenville 59 UNC-Asheville 85, Campbell 79 UNC-Greensboro 71, Wofford 67 VCU 76, Fordham 63 Virginia 59, Boston College 58 W. Carolina 81, The Citadel 79 W. Kentucky 82, Southern Miss. 66 William & Mary 90, Hofstra 87 Winthrop 76, High Point 60 Yale 89, Kennesaw St. 74 MIDWEST Butler 101, Villanova 93 Fort Wayne 92, Concordia (MI) 59 Green Bay 80, Oakland 79 Illinois 62, Grand Canyon 58 Loyola of Chicago 66, Evansville 59 Marquette 74, Georgetown 65 Michigan 76, Jacksonville 51 Minnesota 65, Harvard 55 N. Dakota St. 99, Jamestown 50 Northwestern 95, Brown 73 Notre Dame 68, Georgia Tech 59 Ohio St. 72, Miami (Ohio) 59 S. Dakota St. 111, Presentation College 68 South Dakota 82, Denver 71 W. Michigan 92, Chicago St. 71 Wisconsin 82, Mass.-Lowell 53 Wright St. 60, IUPUI 52 Xavier 77, DePaul 72 SOUTHWEST Arkansas 95, Tennessee 93, OT Oklahoma 90, TCU 89 FAR WEST Colorado St. 59, San Jose St. 52 Hawaii 84, Howard 59 Montana 79, S. Utah 49 Nevada 77, New Mexico 74 Saint Mary's (Cal) 74, BYU 64, OT San Diego 74, Pepperdine 66 Seattle 95, UC Riverside 71 UC Davis 89, Holy Names 62 ___

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    Black, Williams help Illini hold off Grand Canyon, 62-58

    Leron Black scored a game-high 20 points and grabbed 11 rebounds to lead Illinois past Grand Canyon University 62-58

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    Western Michigan jumps out early, beats Chicago State 92-71

    Josh Davis scored 17 of his 27 points in the first half and Western Michigan rolled to a 92-71 victory over Chicago State on Saturday

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    Minnesota Wild's Mikael Granlund (64), of Finland, is denied at the goal by Nashville Predators Pekka Rinne (35), of Finland, in front of Filip Forsberg (9), of Sweden, during the second period of an NHL hockey game on Friday, Dec. 29, 2017, in St. Paul, Minn. (AP Photo/Andy Clayton-King)

    Predators place Forsberg on IR with upper-body injury

    Nashville left wing Filip Forsberg was placed on injured reserve with an upper-body injury before the Predators' game against Minnesota Wild, ending his regular-season and postseason consecutive games streak at 325

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    College Basketball Scores

    Saturday, Dec. 30EAST Binghamton 113, Elmira 65 Columbia 83, Maine 71 Duquesne 70, Dayton 62 George Washington 70, Saint Joseph's 64 La Salle 83, Saint Louis 60 Miami 67, Pittsburgh 53 Penn St. 88, Coppin St. 43 Rhode Island 83, George Mason 64 St. Bonaventure 98, UMass 78 Wichita St. 72, UConn 62 SOUTH Auburn 98, Cornell 77 Clemson 78, NC State 62 Coll. of Charleston 73, Towson 62 Duke 100, Florida St. 93 Elon 90, Drexel 75 Florida 81, Vanderbilt 74 Furman 87, VMI 57 Gardner-Webb 58, Liberty 55 McNeese St. 72, Northwestern St. 63 Middle Tennessee 63, UAB 60 Mississippi St. 109, North Florida 81 NC Central 75, St. Andrews 55 North Carolina 73, Wake Forest 69 Northeastern 81, James Madison 70 Radford 78, Presbyterian 62 Richmond 69, Davidson 58 SC-Upstate 80, North Greenville 59 UNC-Asheville 85, Campbell 79 UNC-Greensboro 71, Wofford 67 VCU 76, Fordham 63 Virginia 59, Boston College 58 W. Carolina 81, The Citadel 79 W. Kentucky 82, Southern Miss. 66 William & Mary 90, Hofstra 87 Winthrop 76, High Point 60 Yale 89, Kennesaw St. 74 MIDWEST Butler 101, Villanova 93 Fort Wayne 92, Concordia (MI) 59 Green Bay 80, Oakland 79 Illinois 62, Grand Canyon 58 Loyola of Chicago 66, Evansville 59 Marquette 74, Georgetown 65 Minnesota 65, Harvard 55 N. Dakota St. 99, Jamestown 50 Northwestern 95, Brown 73 Notre Dame 68, Georgia Tech 59 Ohio St. 72, Miami (Ohio) 59 S. Dakota St. 111, Presentation College 68 South Dakota 82, Denver 71 W. Michigan 92, Chicago St. 71 Wisconsin 82, Mass.-Lowell 53 Wright St. 60, IUPUI 52 Xavier 77, DePaul 72 SOUTHWEST Arkansas 95, Tennessee 93, OT Oklahoma 90, TCU 89 FAR WEST Colorado St. 59, San Jose St. 52 Hawaii 84, Howard 59 Montana 79, S. Utah 49 Saint Mary's (Cal) 74, BYU 64, OT San Diego 74, Pepperdine 66 Seattle 95, UC Riverside 71 UC Davis 89, Holy Names 62 ___

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    Thomas the MVP for tourney champ Glenbard West

    Glenbard West defeated York for the championship of the Riverside-Brookfield girls basketball holiday tournament.

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    Northwestern guard Isiah Brown, left, drives to the basket as Brown forward Matt DeWolf guards during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game, Saturday, Dec. 30, 2017, in Rosemont, Ill. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)

    Pardon scores 18 as Northwestern routs Brown 95-73

    Dererk Pardon scored 18 points to lead Northwestern to a 95-73 victory over Brown on Saturday afternoon. Scottie Lindsey added 14 points and Bryant McIntosh had 13 for the Wildcats, who have won five of six

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    Inter Milan coach Luciano Spalletti gives indications during the Serie A soccer match between Inter Milan and Lazio, at the Milan's San Siro stadium, Italy, Saturday, Dec. 30, 2017. (AP Photo/Antonio Calanni)

    Inter without a win in 4 league games after draw with Lazio

    Inter Milan's title hopes diminish after 0-0 draw with Lazio leaves it without a win in four league matches

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    Flames acquire Prout from Devils in exchange for Lack

    The Calgary Flames acquired defenseman Dalton Prout from the New Jersey Devils in exchange for goalie Eddie Lack

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    Townes helps Loyola-Chicago rally past Evansville 66-59

    Marques Townes scored 17 of his 19 points in the second half to help Loyola-Chicago rally for a 66-59 victory over Evansville in Missouri Valley Conference play

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    Clemson wide receiver Hunter Renfrow talk to reporters during media day for the upcoming Sugar Bowl semi-final playoff game against Alabama, for the NCAA college football national championship, in New Orleans, Saturday, Dec. 30, 2017. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)

    Column: Racial stereotypes diminish Renfrow-Fitzpatrick duel

    Column: The key Sugar Bowl matchup _ Clemson's big-play receiver Hunter Renfrow vs. Alabama's do-everything defensive back Minkah Fitzpatrick _ is an apt reminder of how racially tinged stereotypes diminish players of all shapes, sizes and colors.

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    Clemson defensive lineman Christian Wilkins (42) stretches during practice for the upcoming Sugar Bowl semi-final playoff game against Alabama for the NCAA football national championship in New Orleans, Saturday, Dec. 30, 2017. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)

    No. 1 Clemson's defensive front could stifle No. 4 Alabama

    AP Analysis: No. 1 Clemson has the combination of big-game experience and talent to vanquish 'Bama in the Sugar Bowl and reach a third straight CFP final

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    BC-BKC--Grand Canyon-Illinois Long Box

    BC-BKC--Grand Canyon-Illinois Long Box ILLINOIS 62, GRAND CANYON 58FGFTRebGRAND CANYONMinM-AM-AO-TAPFPTSLever265-102-32-51313Vernon195-94-62-50214Benson200-40-00-1140Braun342-102-31-5327Carr344-81-10-4319Martin211-50-00-1113Frayer205-90-13-31210Blumbergs90-30-00-0100Aidoo90-20-00-1110Jackson81-40-02-4102Milstead10-00-00-0000Totals20023-649-1410-29131658 Percentages: FG .359, FT .643. 3-Point Goals: 3-20, .150 (Lever 1-3, Martin 1-4, Braun 1-5, Aidoo 0-1, Frayer 0-1, Benson 0-2, Blumbergs 0-2, Jackson 0-2). Team Rebounds: 7. Team Turnovers: 13 (18 PTS). Blocked Shots: 4 (Vernon 2, Aidoo, Braun). Turnovers: 13 (Carr 4, Benson 3, Lever 3, Blumbergs, Jackson, Vernon). Steals: 8 (Frayer 2, Martin 2, Aidoo, Blumbergs, Braun, Vernon). Technical Fouls: None. FGFTRebILLINOISMinM-AM-AO-TAPFPTSBlack328-123-43-110420Finke284-90-01-3009Alstork281-42-23-8124Lucas151-20-01-3122M.Smith111-60-02-3232Frazier256-121-30-22114Jordan242-61-21-4026Williams191-40-00-2323Nichols111-20-00-2012Eboigbodin70-00-00-2010Totals20025-577-1111-4091862 Percentages: FG .439, FT .636. 3-Point Goals: 5-19, .263 (Frazier 1-2, Jordan 1-2, Black 1-3, Finke 1-3, Williams 1-3, Nichols 0-1, Alstork 0-2, M.Smith 0-3). Team Rebounds: 4. Team Turnovers: 20 (10 PTS). Blocked Shots: 4 (Finke 2, Nichols, Williams). Turnovers: 20 (Lucas 5, Jordan 4, Alstork 3, Frazier 3, Black 2, Williams 2, Nichols). Steals: 6 (Frazier 2, Alstork, Finke, Jordan, Williams). Technical Fouls: None. Grand Canyon3226-58Illinois2735-62

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    BC-BKC--Grand Canyon-Illinois Box

    BC-BKC--Grand Canyon-Illinois Box ILLINOIS 62, GRAND CANYON 58GRAND CANYON (10-5) Lever 5-10 2-3 13, Vernon 5-9 4-6 14, Benson 0-4 0-0 0, Braun 2-10 2-3 7, Carr 4-8 1-1 9, Blumbergs 0-3 0-0 0, Jackson 1-4 0-0 2, Aidoo 0-2 0-0 0, Milstead 0-0 0-0 0, Frayer 5-9 0-1 10, Martin 1-5 0-0 3. Totals 23-64 9-14 58. ILLINOIS (10-5) Finke 4-9 0-0 9, Black 8-12 3-4 20, Lucas 1-2 0-0 2, M.Smith 1-6 0-0 2, Alstork 1-4 2-2 4, Nichols 1-2 0-0 2, Eboigbodin 0-0 0-0 0, Frazier 6-12 1-3 14, Jordan 2-6 1-2 6, Williams 1-4 0-0 3. Totals 25-57 7-11 62. Halftime_Grand Canyon 32-27. 3-Point Goals_Grand Canyon 3-20 (Lever 1-3, Martin 1-4, Braun 1-5, Aidoo 0-1, Frayer 0-1, Benson 0-2, Blumbergs 0-2, Jackson 0-2), Illinois 5-19 (Frazier 1-2, Jordan 1-2, Finke 1-3, Black 1-3, Williams 1-3, Nichols 0-1, Alstork 0-2, M.Smith 0-3). Fouled Out_None. Rebounds_Grand Canyon 29 (Lever, Vernon, Braun 5), Illinois 40 (Black 11). Assists_Grand Canyon 13 (Braun, Carr 3), Illinois 9 (Williams 3). Total Fouls_Grand Canyon 16, Illinois 18.

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    Georgia Tech's Brandon Alston, center, goes up for a shot as Notre Dame's D.J. Harvey, left, and Rex Pflueger, right, defend during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game Saturday, Dec. 30, 2017, in South Bend, Ind. (AP Photo/Robert Franklin)

    Colson powers Notre Dame as Brey ties Phelps' wins record

    Bonzie Colson scored 22 points and matched a career high with 17 rebounds as Notre Dame beat Georgia Tech 68-59, enabling Mike Brey to tie Digger Phelps' record for Irish wins

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    FILE - A Sunday, Oct. 22, 2017 file photo showing PSG's Neymar, right, challenging for the ball with Marseille's Hiroki Sakai, left, and Marseille's Florian Thauvin, during the League One soccer match between Marseille and Paris Saint-Germain, at the Velodrome stadium, in Marseille. The biggest statement came from PSG which more than doubled the previous transfer record by splurging 222 million euros on Neymar _ an unexpected windfall for Barcelona but a deal that solidified the power shifts. (AP Photo/Claude Paris, File)

    Soccer's big clash of nations not only at World Cup in 2018

    International soccer supremacy will be determined in 2018, just maybe not in the way expected

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    Xavier guard Quentin Goodin, center, dunks against DePaul guard Justin Roberts during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game, Saturday Dec. 30, 2017, in Cincinnati. (AP Photo/Gary Landers)

    Down by 16, No. 6 Xavier rallies for 77-72 win over DePaul

    J.P. Macura scored 19 points and had a steal and a blocked shot in the final minute, completing No. 6 Xavier's comeback from a 16-point deficit to a 77-72 victory over DePaul

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    Bryan Fletcher celebrates after winning the cross-country ski portion of the Nordic Combined at the U.S. Olympic Team Trials, Saturday, Dec. 30, 2017, in Park City City. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)

    Bryan Fletcher rallies for Olympic spot in Nordic Combined

    Bryan Fletcher qualified for his second consecutive Olympic team in Nordic Combined after rallying for a victory at the U.S. Trials

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    Minnesota guard Dupree McBrayer (1) passes the ball to Minnesota center Bakary Konate (21) around Harvard forward Henry Welsh (44) as he drives to the basket in the first half of an NCAA college basketball game Saturday, Dec. 30, 2017, in Minneapolis. (Anthony Souffle/Star Tribune via AP)

    Murphy, McBrayer lead Minnesota past Harvard 65-55

    Jordan Murphy scored 13 points and grabbed 12 rebounds, posting his national-best 15th double-double to pace Minnesota during a grind-it-out 65-55 victory over Harvard

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    Oklahoma quarterback Baker Mayfield answers questions during his team's media appearance, Saturday, Dec. 30, 2017. Mayfield participated in team media day activities after arriving late to the event. He reportedly has been recovering from the flu over Christmas break. He missed the trip to Disneyland on Wednesday with the illness and another event on Friday. Oklahoma plays Georgia in an NCAA college football semifinal playoff game at the Rose Bowl on Monday, Jan. 1, 2018. (Bob Andres/Atlanta Journal-Constitution via AP)

    Mayfield poised to push Sooners past Georgia in Rose Bowl

    AP Analysis: Baker Mayfield's brilliance will lead Oklahoma to Rose Bowl win over Georgia

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    Iowa State quarterback Kyle Kempt (17) passes against Memphis in the first half of the Liberty Bowl NCAA college football game Saturday, Dec. 30, 2017, in Memphis, Tenn. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)

    Iowa State edges No. 19 Memphis 21-20 in Liberty Bowl

    Allen Lazard's big day helps Iowa State overcome rare fumble in 21-20 Liberty Bowl victory over No. 19 Memphis

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    BC-BKC--Georgia Tech-Notre Dame Long Box

    BC-BKC--Georgia Tech-Notre Dame Long Box NOTRE DAME 68, GEORGIA TECH 59FGFTRebGEORGIA TECHMinM-AM-AO-TAPFPTSGueye241-30-24-6142Lammers405-181-34-120211Alston291-42-40-3414Alvarado404-81-20-11011Okogie405-142-41-71416Jackson257-131-30-43315Cole20-00-00-0000Totals20023-607-189-33101459 Percentages: FG .383, FT .389. 3-Point Goals: 6-20, .300 (Okogie 4-9, Alvarado 2-6, Alston 0-1, Lammers 0-1, Jackson 0-3). Team Rebounds: 1. Team Turnovers: 7 (10 PTS). Blocked Shots: 6 (Lammers 4, Gueye, Okogie). Turnovers: 7 (Gueye 2, Lammers 2, Alvarado, Jackson, Okogie). Steals: 9 (Alston 3, Gueye 2, Okogie 2, Alvarado, Lammers). Technical Fouls: None. FGFTRebNOTRE DAMEMinM-AM-AO-TAPFPTSColson398-216-66-171222Geben255-82-23-51212Farrell403-121-21-54010Gibbs363-82-20-21310Pflueger343-63-40-76411Mooney101-30-00-3122Djogo80-21-21-2101Harvey50-00-00-0010Burns30-00-00-1000Totals20023-6015-1811-42151468 Percentages: FG .383, FT .833. 3-Point Goals: 7-20, .350 (Farrell 3-8, Gibbs 2-4, Pflueger 2-4, Colson 0-1, Djogo 0-1, Mooney 0-2). Team Rebounds: 3. Team Turnovers: 10 (7 PTS). Blocked Shots: 3 (Colson 3). Turnovers: 10 (Colson 3, Farrell 2, Geben 2, Gibbs, Mooney, Pflueger). Steals: 5 (Colson 2, Gibbs, Mooney, Pflueger). Technical Fouls: None. Georgia Tech2831-59Notre Dame2345-68 A_8,441 (9,149).

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    BC-BKC--Georgia Tech-Notre Dame Box

    BC-BKC--Georgia Tech-Notre Dame Box NOTRE DAME 68, GEORGIA TECH 59GEORGIA TECH (6-7) Gueye 1-3 0-2 2, Lammers 5-18 1-3 11, Okogie 5-14 2-4 16, Alston 1-4 2-4 4, Alvarado 4-8 1-2 11, Cole 0-0 0-0 0, Jackson 7-13 1-3 15. Totals 23-60 7-18 59. NOTRE DAME (11-3) Colson 8-21 6-6 22, Geben 5-8 2-2 12, Gibbs 3-8 2-2 10, Pflueger 3-6 3-4 11, Farrell 3-12 1-2 10, Mooney 1-3 0-0 2, Burns 0-0 0-0 0, Djogo 0-2 1-2 1, Harvey 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 23-60 15-18 68. Halftime_Georgia Tech 28-23. 3-Point Goals_Georgia Tech 6-20 (Okogie 4-9, Alvarado 2-6, Alston 0-1, Lammers 0-1, Jackson 0-3), Notre Dame 7-20 (Farrell 3-8, Gibbs 2-4, Pflueger 2-4, Djogo 0-1, Colson 0-1, Mooney 0-2). Fouled Out_None. Rebounds_Georgia Tech 33 (Lammers 12), Notre Dame 42 (Colson 17). Assists_Georgia Tech 10 (Alston 4), Notre Dame 15 (Pflueger 6). Total Fouls_Georgia Tech 14, Notre Dame 14. A_8,441 (9,149).

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    North Carolina State celebrates with the Hyundai Sun Bowl trophy after defeating Arizona State 52-31 in the NCAA college football game Friday, Dec. 29, 2017, in El Paso, Texas. (Mark Lambie/The El Paso Times via AP)

    NC State, Doeren look to 2018 after 9 wins, Sun Bowl victory

    North Carolina State hopes years of building depth prepares the Wolfpack for personnel losses after a nine-win season

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    FILE - In this Dec. 10, 2017, file photo, New York Jets running back Matt Forte (22) runs against the Denver Broncos during the second half of an NFL football game in Denver. Forte says he has been playing on one leg since the team's bye week last month but has no intentions of calling it a career. (AP Photo/Joe Mahoney, File)

    Matt Forte placed on IR, ending year and maybe Jets career

    Running back Matt Forte has been placed on injured reserve a day before the Jets' season finale

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    This Dec. 18, 2017 file photo shows Georgia NCAA college football quarterbacks Jake Fromm (11) and Jacob Eason (10) running a drill during a team practice in Athens, Ga. Eason lost his starting job for Georgia after he was injured in the first game of the season. The former five-star recruit has embraced his role as backup to freshman star Jake Fromm, but Eason acknowledges the difficulty of losing his job through no fault of his own. Georgia faces Oklahoma in the Rose Bowl on Jan. 1, 2018. (Joshua L. Jones/Athens Banner-Herald via AP)

    After losing job, Eason supports Fromm for Dogs in Rose Bowl

    Everybody around the Georgia Bulldogs realizes that Jacob Eason's relationship with Jake Fromm could be unbearably awkward.

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    BC-BKC--Georgia Tech-Notre Dame Long Box

    BC-BKC--Georgia Tech-Notre Dame Long Box NOTRE DAME 68, GEORGIA TECH 59FGFTRebGEORGIA TECHMinM-AM-AO-TAPFPTSGueye241-30-24-6142Lammers405-181-34-120211Alston291-42-40-3414Alvarado404-81-20-11011Okogie405-142-41-71416Jackson267-131-30-43315Cole20-00-00-0000Totals20023-607-189-33101459 Percentages: FG .383, FT .389. 3-Point Goals: 6-20, .300 (Okogie 4-9, Alvarado 2-6, Alston 0-1, Lammers 0-1, Jackson 0-3). Team Rebounds: 2. Team Turnovers: 7 (10 PTS). Blocked Shots: 6 (Lammers 4, Gueye, Okogie). Turnovers: 7 (Gueye 2, Lammers 2, Alvarado, Jackson, Okogie). Steals: 9 (Alston 3, Gueye 2, Okogie 2, Alvarado, Lammers). Technical Fouls: None. FGFTRebNOTRE DAMEMinM-AM-AO-TAPFPTSColson398-216-66-171222Geben255-82-23-51212Farrell403-121-21-54010Gibbs363-82-20-21310Pflueger353-63-40-76411Mooney101-30-00-3122Djogo80-21-21-2101Harvey50-00-00-0010Burns30-00-00-1000Totals20023-6015-1811-42151468 Percentages: FG .383, FT .833. 3-Point Goals: 7-20, .350 (Farrell 3-8, Gibbs 2-4, Pflueger 2-4, Colson 0-1, Djogo 0-1, Mooney 0-2). Team Rebounds: 2. Team Turnovers: 10 (7 PTS). Blocked Shots: 3 (Colson 3). Turnovers: 10 (Colson 3, Farrell 2, Geben 2, Gibbs, Mooney, Pflueger). Steals: 5 (Colson 2, Gibbs, Mooney, Pflueger). Technical Fouls: None. Georgia Tech2831-59Notre Dame2345-68

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    BC-BKC--Georgia Tech-Notre Dame Box

    BC-BKC--Georgia Tech-Notre Dame Box NOTRE DAME 68, GEORGIA TECH 59GEORGIA TECH (6-7) Gueye 1-3 0-2 2, Lammers 5-18 1-3 11, Okogie 5-14 2-4 16, Alston 1-4 2-4 4, Alvarado 4-8 1-2 11, Cole 0-0 0-0 0, Jackson 7-13 1-3 15. Totals 23-60 7-18 59. NOTRE DAME (11-3) Colson 8-21 6-6 22, Geben 5-8 2-2 12, Gibbs 3-8 2-2 10, Pflueger 3-6 3-4 11, Farrell 3-12 1-2 10, Mooney 1-3 0-0 2, Burns 0-0 0-0 0, Djogo 0-2 1-2 1, Harvey 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 23-60 15-18 68. Halftime_Georgia Tech 28-23. 3-Point Goals_Georgia Tech 6-20 (Okogie 4-9, Alvarado 2-6, Alston 0-1, Lammers 0-1, Jackson 0-3), Notre Dame 7-20 (Farrell 3-8, Gibbs 2-4, Pflueger 2-4, Djogo 0-1, Colson 0-1, Mooney 0-2). Fouled Out_None. Rebounds_Georgia Tech 33 (Lammers 12), Notre Dame 42 (Colson 17). Assists_Georgia Tech 10 (Alston 4), Notre Dame 15 (Pflueger 6). Total Fouls_Georgia Tech 14, Notre Dame 14.

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    Mississippi State quarterback Keytaon Thompson (10) throws a pass while being chased by Louisville safety Chucky Williams (22) during the first half of the TaxSlayer Bowl NCAA college football game, Saturday, Dec. 30, 2017, in Jacksonville, Fla. (AP Photo/Stephen B. Morton)

    Thompson carries Miss State to 31-27 victory in TaxSlayer

    Freshman Keytaon Thompson ran for 147 yards and three touchdowns to help No. 24 Mississippi State beat Louisville and 2016 Heisman Trophy winner Lamar Jackson 31-27 in the TaxSlayer Bowl on Saturday

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    Defending champ Sydney FC ends year atop A-League

    Defending champion Sydney FC ends year 8 points clear atop A-League

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    Manchester United's Romelu Lukaku is carried off on a stretcher after suffering a head injury during the English Premier League soccer match Manchester United versus Southampton at Old Trafford, Manchester, England, Saturday Dec. 30, 2017. (Martin Rickett/PA via AP)

    Sluggish United draws 3rd straight game, Lukaku carried off

    Romelu Lukaku was carried off on a stretcher after a clash of heads during Manchester United's 0-0 draw at home to Southampton in the Premier League

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    Northern Kentucky upsets No. 19 Green Bay women 62-54

    Taryn Taugher scored 17 points, Molly Glick 16 and Mikayla Terry 15 to lead Northern Kentucky to a 62-54 upset over No. 19 Green Bay

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    Serena Williams, of the U.S., serves the ball to Jelena Ostapenko, of Latvia, during the final day of the Mubadala World Tennis Championship in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, Saturday, Dec. 30, 2017. (AP Photo/Kamran Jebreili)

    Serena loses in exhibition comeback after giving birth

    Serena Williams loses in return after giving birth in September; unsure of Australian Open plans

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    Oklahoma quarterback Baker Mayfield, battling a flu-like illness, makes his first media appearance showing up late for the last 20 minutes of his team's Media Day Saturday, Dec. 30, 2017, for the Rose Bowl Game in Los Angeles. (Curtis Compton/Atlanta Journal-Constitution via AP)

    'I'll be playing' - Sooners' Mayfield has 'flu-like' ailment

    Oklahoma's Baker Mayfield, hit by bug, plans to play in Rose Bowl vs Georgia

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    Gedaka scores 24, No. 18 Villanova women top Friars 63-55

    Mary Gedaka had a career-high 24 points off the bench on 11-of-12 shooting and No. 18 Villanova bounced back from its first loss of the season, using a late 10-0 run to defeat Providence 63-55

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    Vikings place long snapper Kevin McDermott on IR

    The Minnesota Vikings have placed long snapper Kevin McDermott on injured reserve, forcing them to break in a new specialist right before the playoffs

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    Man's tongue-in-cheek obituary blames Cleveland Browns

    An Ohio man's tongue-in-cheek obituary blames the winless Cleveland Browns for contributing to his demise

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    Northwestern quarterback Clayton Thorson, left, and safety Godwin Igwebuike (16) kiss the trophy after Northwestern beat Kentucky 24-23 in the Music City Bowl NCAA college football game Friday, Dec. 29, 2017, in Nashville, Tenn. Thorson was injured during the game. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)

    Northwestern's bowl victory, 10 wins worth celebrating

    The No. 20 Wildcats had plenty to celebrate after hanging on to beat Kentucky 24-23 in the Music City Bowl

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    FILE - This Nov. 18, 2017, file photo shows Auburn running back Kerryon Johnson (21) carrying the ball for a first down as Louisiana Monroe cornerback Corey Straughter (21) tries to tackle him during the first half of an NCAA college football game in Auburn, Ala. The biggest key to Auburn’s offensive success, running back Kerryon Johnson, says he’s “running like my old self” and eager to play in the Peach Bowl against Central Florida on Monday, Jan. 1, 2018. (AP Photo/Butch Dill, File )

    Auburn's Kerryon Johnson back to 'old self' for Peach Bowl

    Auburn All-America running back Kerryon Johnson 'running like my old self' and eager to play in Peach Bowl against Central Florida

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    New general manager Gettleman fires Giants VP Marc Ross

    Giants fire Marc Ross, the team's vice president of player evaluation the last 5 seasons

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    FILE - In this Saturday, March 5, 2017 file photo, Iren Wust and Sven Kramer from the Netherlands celebrate winning the allround title at the ISU World Allround Speed Skating Championships at Vikingskipet Olympic Hall in Hamar, Norway. Olympic champions Sven Kramer and Ireen Wust are leading a strong Dutch team to the speedskating oval in South Korea. (Terje Bendiksby/NTB scanpix via AP, File)

    Dutch head to Winter Games led by Kramer and Wust

    Olympic champions Sven Kramer and Ireen Wust lead strong Dutch team to the speedskating oval in South Korea

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    AFC Bournemouth's Ryan Fraser, left, celebrates scoring his side's second goal of the game against Everton during the English Premier League soccer match against Everton at the Vitality Stadium, Bournemouth, England, Saturday Dec. 30, 2017. (Simon Galloway/PA via AP)

    Bournemouth ends Allardyce's unbeaten start at Everton

    Ryan Fraser ended Sam Allardyce's unbeaten start as Everton manager by scoring twice _ including an 88th-minute winner _ in Bournemouth's 2-1 victory in the Premier League on Saturday

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    Mushrooms known for antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties

    Mushrooms may have more health benefits than you may have thought, including immune-stimulating and anti-inflammatory properties.

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    Melatonin may help improve bone density

    A hormone often associated with sleep, melatonin, may have an important role in maintaining and improving bone density in menopausal women.

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    “I don’t know what they are going to do, but for my mind, it doesn’t need to be tied up in a perfect bow,” Charles Esten said of his character Deacon on the final season of “Nashville,” premiering Thursday, Jan. 4, on CMT.

    Stars, fans say goodbye to ‘Nashville’ in final season

    “Nashville” survived one previous cancellation, but the final curtain call is coming for the TV melodrama about the trials and tribulations of country music stars. The sixth and final season premieres Thursday, Jan. 4, on CMT. It will air in two parts, with the finale coming this summer.

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    Dana Scully (Gillian Anderson) and Fox Mulder (David Duchovny) return to “The X-Files,” which starts airing on Fox on Wednesday, Jan. 3.

    ‘The X-Files’ and Duchovny: Still seeking the truth after 25 years

    David Duchovny says he doesn’t count days or months much, but this truth is out there: He’s entering his 25th year of playing FBI Special Agent Fox Mulder. After nine seasons of the original show and a limited-series continuation, “The X-Files” returns to Fox again starting Wednesday, Jan. 3.

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    Tom Hanks as Ben Bradlee and Meryl Streep as Katharine Graham in “The Post.

    The most interesting part of ‘The Post’ is its portrait of the Washington swamp

    There’s a lot to like about “The Post,” Steven Spielberg’s new movie about The Washington Post’s role in publishing the Pentagon Papers. Obvious Oscar bait it may be, but the film’s vigorous defense of reporting in the interest of “the governed, not the governors” is timely and touching.

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    Mary Wilson, founding member of The Supremes, shares a concert bill with Chubby Checker and Martha Reeves in the show “Legendary Voices” at the Genesee Theatre in Waukegan Saturday, Dec. 30.

    Weekend picks: Catch Motown’s ‘Legendary Voices’ at Genesee

    Chubby Checker, Martha Reeves and Mary Wilson share the stage for “Legendary Voices” at the Genesee Theatre. More on this, Tomorrow’s Alliance USO benefit show, Taste of Metal at LiveWire Lounge and other fun events.

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    Board should hire insured contractors

    Q. I am a longtime homeowner in a small townhouse development. Over the years, the board of directors of our association has knowingly allowed individuals who are not insured to do repair work for the association.

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    Homeowners should investigate potential renovations before committing the time and money to something that may offer little value at resale.

    Which renovations are worth an investment?

    Homeowners should investigate potential renovations before committing the time and money to something that may offer little value at resale.

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    The George Wythe House, built in the mid-1750s, is decorated with greenery and fruit for the holidays and has a candle in every window. Wythe was Virginia’s first signer of the Declaration of Independence.

    The history of Williamsburg’s beloved — but not so Colonial — holiday decorations

    The pineapple-studded wreaths, oyster-shell-trimmed swags and apple fans are some of the highlights of the annual holiday tours at 18th-century Colonial Williamsburg. They’re also the icons of what’s become known as the classic Williamsburg look.

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    Finding the bargains when shopping for a house

    Q. We are just starting out, and we can afford to buy a home if we can find a bargain. But we don’t want to make a mistake and end up with problems. We’d appreciate any advice.

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    Are housing bubbles emerging again?

    Whenever home prices rise sharply, as they have in recent months in some markets, the housing bubble question is asked. It is an anxiety-laden question because the housing bubble that emerged during 2000-2006 led to the collapse of the home mortgage market and the ensuing worldwide financial crisis.

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    The big folly of high-speed rail
    A Bartlett letter to the editor: The Dec. 18 Amtrak train crash in DuPont, Washington, and the story that followed in the Daily Herald revealed some important facts.

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    Suddenly Democrats care about deficit?
    A Gurnee letter to the editor: It just kills me how the Left is whining about what tax reform will do to the deficit.

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    Consider problem of unnamed sources
    A Mundelein letter to the editor: If memory or history serve me correctly, a law was passed many years ago to protect people who stepped forward to provide information to the press concerning crimes.

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    Penalty for penalties
    A Rolling Meadows letter to the editor: I’m waiting for Mr. McCaskey’s call making me the next Bears coach.

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    Addressing need in all its forms
    A Hoffman Estates letter to the editor: As an attendee of the mega church mentioned in a recent letter, I would like to help set the writer’s heart and mind at ease.

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    Columnist got it right, verbatim
    An Arlington Heights letter to the editor: A recent Daily Herald on had the strongest column to date on the disaster that is President Donald Trump.

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