Daily Archive : Wednesday January 3, 2018

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    Quadruple-double for Grambling's Shakyla Hill; 4th in Div 1

    Shakyla Hill's assist in closing seconds of Grambling State's win over Alabama State produced fourth quadruple-double in NCAA Division 1 women's basketball history and first in nearly 25 years

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    Minnesota's Nate Mason, right, drives on Illinois' Trent Frazier in the second half of an NCAA college basketball game Wednesday, Jan. 3, 2018, in Minneapolis. Minnesota won 77-67. Mason led Minnesota with 17 points. (AP Photo/Jim Mone)

    Murphy, Mason's 17 apiece lead Minnesota past Illinois 77-67

    Jordan Murphy had 17 points and 17 rebounds while Nate Mason added 17 points and 6 assists as Minnesota defeated Illinois 77-67

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    Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry (30) reacts to a play during the first half of an NBA basketball game against the Dallas Mavericks in Dallas, Wednesday, Jan. 3, 2018. (AP Photo/LM Otero)

    Curry's 3 lifts Warriors over Mavericks 125-122

    Stephen Curry hit a long 3-pointer with three seconds to play, sending the Golden State Warriors to a 125-122 victory over the Dallas Mavericks

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    Notre Dame coach Mike Brey gestures during the second half of the team's NCAA college basketball game against North Carolina State in South Bend, Ind., Wednesday, Jan. 3, 2018. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy)

    Brey sets victory mark as Notre Dame routs NC State, 88-58

    Notre Dame overcame the losses of senior stars Bonzie Colson (broken foot) and Matt Farrell (foot injury) with a four players in double figures, led by T.J. Gibbs' 22 points, in an 88-58 Atlantic Coast Conference victory over N.C. State

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    Toronto Raptors' Serge Ibaka (9) shoots over Chicago Bulls' Lauri Markkanen during the first half of an NBA basketball game Wednesday, Jan. 3, 2018, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)

    DeRozan scores 35 points, Raptors beat Bulls 124-115

    DeMar DeRozan had 35 points, Delon Wright set career highs with 25 points and 13 rebounds, and the Toronto Raptors beat the Chicago Bulls 124-115

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    Detroit Red Wings' Andreas Athanasiou (72) scores on Ottawa Senators goaltender Craig Anderson (41) during overtime in an NHL hockey game Wednesday, Jan. 3, 2018, in Detroit. Detroit won 2-1. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)

    Athanasiou scores 6 seconds into OT, Detroit tops Ottawa 2-1

    Andreas Athanasiou scored 6 seconds into overtime to give the Detroit Red Wings a 2-1 victory over the Ottawa Senators

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    Chicago Cubs starting pitcher Jake Arrieta (49) reacts at end of the 6th inning during Game 4 of the National League championship series, Oct, 18 2017, at Wrigley Field in Chicago.

    Why Jake Arrieta might end up back with the Chicago Cubs

    After flying across the country and back in search of starting pitching, Chicago Cubs president Theo Epstein and GM Jed Hoyer may find their answer close to home: Jake Arrieta.

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    Boston Celtics guard Terry Rozier (12) shoots over Cleveland Cavaliers forward Jae Crowder (99) during the fourth quarter of an NBA basketball game in Boston, Wednesday, Jan. 3, 2018. Rozier scored 20 points as the Celtics defeated the Cavaliers 102-88. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

    Rozier scores 20, leads Celtics to 102-88 win over Cavaliers

    Terry Rozier scored 20 points in 20 minutes to lead the Celtics to a 102-88 victory over the Cavaliers

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    Harper men fall short; women open with N4C win

    Visiting Wright College made 18 three-pointers in a 104-61 victory over the Harper College men’s basketball team Wednesday, but the Hawks women opened up conference play with a 71-53 victory.

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    Boys swimming scoreboard: Wednesday, Jan. 3 results
    High school boys swimming results from meets of Wednesday, Jan. 3.

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    Girls basketball scoreboard: Wednesday, Jan. 3 results
    High school girls basketball results from games of Wednesday, Jan. 3.

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    Boys basketball scoreboard: Wednesday, Jan. 3 results
    High school boys basketball results from games of Wednesday, Jan. 3.

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    BC-BKC--Illinois-Minnesota Box

    BC-BKC--Illinois-Minnesota Box MINNESOTA 77, ILLINOIS 67ILLINOIS (10-6) Finke 2-11 1-2 5, Black 6-15 1-1 14, Lucas 1-3 0-0 2, Alstork 2-4 2-2 8, Smith 2-5 0-0 4, Nichols 1-7 0-0 2, Vesel 0-0 0-0 0, Eboigbodin 4-5 1-2 9, Frazier 4-8 1-3 12, Jordan 2-10 0-0 5, Williams 1-4 4-4 6. Totals 25-72 10-14 67. MINNESOTA (13-3) Murphy 6-13 5-9 17, Lynch 3-4 5-6 11, Mason 6-13 2-3 17, McBrayer 3-11 6-10 12, Coffey 6-9 2-4 16, Hurt 0-1 0-0 0, Fitzgerald 0-0 0-0 0, Konate 1-1 0-0 2, Washington 0-3 2-2 2. Totals 25-55 22-34 77. Halftime_Minnesota 39-26. 3-Point Goals_Illinois 7-28 (Frazier 3-6, Alstork 2-3, Black 1-3, Jordan 1-6, Lucas 0-1, Williams 0-1, Smith 0-1, Finke 0-3, Nichols 0-4), Minnesota 5-20 (Mason 3-7, Coffey 2-5, Washington 0-2, McBrayer 0-6). Fouled Out_None. Rebounds_Illinois 34 (Williams 8), Minnesota 44 (Murphy 17). Assists_Illinois 16 (Frazier 6), Minnesota 14 (Mason 6). Total Fouls_Illinois 24, Minnesota 14. A_11,597 (14,625).

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    New York Rangers right wing Jesper Fast (17) gets tangled up with Chicago Blackhawks center Jonathan Toews (19) during the second period of an NHL hockey game, Wednesday, Jan. 3, 2018, in New York. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson)

    Sharp breaks tie in third, Blackhawks beat Rangers 5-2

    Patrick Sharp broke a tie early in the third period and the Chicago Blackhawks beat the New York Rangers 5-2

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    Milwaukee Bucks' Giannis Antetokounmpo and Indiana Pacers' Domantas Sabonis battle for a rebound during the first half of an NBA basketball game Wednesday, Jan. 3, 2018, in Milwaukee. (AP Photo/Morry Gash)

    Giannis gets double-double in Bucks' 122-101 win over Pacers

    Giannis Antetokounmpo had 31 points and 10 rebounds, Khris Middleton added 27 points and the Milwaukee Bucks pulled away for a 122-101 win over the Indiana Pacers

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    Grayslake North’s Nick Lovitsch, left, and Louis Lopez scramble for a ball on the floor with Carmel’s Jonathan Roeser (bottom) on Wednesday at Grayslake North.

    Carmel prevails at Grayslake North as Knights get back to it

    Zion Kilpatrick’s game-high 15 points led a balanced attack, as Carmel’s boys basketball team captured a 53-47 win in MLK-tournament play Wednesday. But Grayslake North left its home gym feeling good about itself, while gaining the respect of its opponent.

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    Denver Nuggets guard Gary Harris, center, goes up for a basket between Phoenix Suns guard Troy Daniels, left, and forward Dragan Bender, of Croatia, in the first half of an NBA basketball game Wednesday, Jan. 3, 2018, in Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)

    Gary Harris scores 36 points, Nuggets beat Suns 134-111

    Gary Harris scored 28 of his 36 points in the first half and the Denver Nuggets used a big third quarter to beat the Phoenix Suns 134-111

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    Toronto Raptors' Serge Ibaka (9) shoots over Chicago Bulls' Lauri Markkanen during the first half of an NBA basketball game Wednesday, Jan. 3, 2018, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)

    Chicago Bulls’ second unit gets taken to cleaners in loss to Toronto

    The Chicago Bulls got off to a good start, but couldn’t match Toronto’s firepower and lost 124-115 at the United Center on Wednesday. Justin Holiday led the Bulls with 26 points, while DeMar DeRozan scored 35 for the Raptors.

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    AP Sources: LSU signs assistant Aranda to 4-year, $10m deal

    Person with knowledge of the deal says LSU defensive coordinator Dave Aranda has signed a four-deal with $10 million, making him the first assistant coach in major college football to reach $2 million in annual salary

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    Deerfield sinks Grayslake North in OT

    Deerfield’s girls basketball team edged Grayslake North 42-38 on Wednesday.

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    BC-BKC--Illinois-Minnesota Long Box

    BC-BKC--Illinois-Minnesota Long Box MINNESOTA 77, ILLINOIS 67FGFTRebILLINOISMinM-AM-AO-TAPFPTSBlack236-151-13-40414Finke292-111-24-4225Alstork232-42-20-2348Lucas111-30-01-2012Smith202-50-01-2234Williams281-44-42-8336Frazier254-81-30-36412Jordan182-100-03-4015Eboigbodin154-51-21-3019Nichols71-70-01-2012Vesel10-00-00-0000Totals20025-7210-1416-34162467 Percentages: FG .347, FT .714. 3-Point Goals: 7-28, .250 (Frazier 3-6, Alstork 2-3, Black 1-3, Jordan 1-6, Lucas 0-1, Smith 0-1, Williams 0-1, Finke 0-3, Nichols 0-4). Team Rebounds: 5. Team Turnovers: 10 (11 PTS). Blocked Shots: 1 (Nichols). Turnovers: 10 (Williams 3, Alstork 2, Eboigbodin 2, Frazier, Jordan, Smith). Steals: 8 (Williams 4, Finke 2, Alstork, Frazier). Technical Fouls: None. FGFTRebMINNESOTAMinM-AM-AO-TAPFPTSMurphy356-135-96-172217Lynch303-45-65-120211Coffey346-92-40-43216Mason376-132-32-46117McBrayer343-116-100-33312Konate101-10-00-3032Washington90-32-21-1002Hurt60-10-00-0010Fitzgerald50-00-00-0000Totals20025-5522-3414-44141477 Percentages: FG .455, FT .647. 3-Point Goals: 5-20, .250 (Mason 3-7, Coffey 2-5, Washington 0-2, McBrayer 0-6). Team Rebounds: 4. Team Turnovers: 15 (10 PTS). Blocked Shots: 10 (Lynch 7, Coffey, Konate, McBrayer). Turnovers: 15 (Mason 4, Murphy 4, Lynch 2, Washington 2, Hurt, Konate, McBrayer). Steals: 6 (Mason 3, Konate, Lynch, McBrayer). Technical Fouls: None. Illinois2641-67Minnesota3938-77 A_11,597 (14,625).

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    Texas forward Audrey-Ann Caron-Goudreau (31) and teammates celebrate their 84-79 win over Oklahoma State in an NCAA college basketball game, Wednesday, Jan. 3, 2018, in Austin, Texas. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)

    No. 8 Texas women rally late to beat No. 20 Oklahoma State

    LaShann Higgs scored a career-high 30 points and Brooke McCarty added 21 to help No. 8 Texas rally late to beat No. 20 Oklahoma State 84-79

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    Baylor guard Natalie Chou, left, reaches in on Iowa State forward Madison Wise, right, in the first half of an NCAA college basketball game, Wednesday, Jan. 3, 2018, in Waco, Texas. (Rod Aydelotte/Waco Tribune-Herald via AP)

    No. 6 Baylor women 10 in row with 89-49 win over Iowa State

    Natalie Chou had 17 points, Kalani Brown had another double-double and the No. 6 Baylor women overwhelmed Iowa State 89-49

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    BC-BKC--Illinois St.-Drake Box

    BC-BKC--Illinois St.-Drake Box DRAKE 87, ILLINOIS ST. 62ILLINOIS ST. (8-7) Fayne 4-7 1-1 9, Bruninga 1-6 0-0 3, Yarbrough 5-14 0-0 11, Williams 2-8 0-0 6, Hein 1-4 0-0 3, Litwiller 0-0 0-0 0, Ndiaye 3-6 2-2 8, Evans 5-9 0-1 13, Gassman 3-6 0-0 8, Tinsley 0-2 0-0 0, Clarance 0-2 1-3 1. Totals 24-64 4-7 62. DRAKE (9-7) McGlynn 5-9 0-0 11, McMurray 4-8 2-3 12, Arogundade 2-7 1-1 6, Rivers 2-5 0-1 4, Timmer 8-15 6-6 28, Schlatter 1-1 0-0 2, Pilipovic 0-1 0-0 0, Kuenstling 0-0 1-2 1, Gibbs 4-5 1-2 12, Woodward 2-7 3-4 9, Thomas 0-2 2-2 2, Jones 0-1 0-0 0. Totals 28-61 16-21 87. Halftime_Drake 40-26. 3-Point Goals_Illinois St. 10-37 (Evans 3-7, Gassman 2-5, Williams 2-8, Hein 1-3, Bruninga 1-6, Yarbrough 1-6, Tinsley 0-2), Drake 15-30 (Timmer 6-11, Gibbs 3-3, McMurray 2-3, Woodward 2-6, McGlynn 1-2, Arogundade 1-3, Thomas 0-1, Pilipovic 0-1). Fouled Out_Thomas. Rebounds_Illinois St. 34 (Ndiaye 7), Drake 39 (McGlynn 13). Assists_Illinois St. 17 (Yarbrough 7), Drake 20 (McMurray 7). Total Fouls_Illinois St. 18, Drake 13. A_3,113 (7,152).

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    BC-BKC--Indiana St.-Loyola of Chicago Box

    BC-BKC--Indiana St.-Loyola of Chicago Box INDIANA ST. 61, LOYOLA OF CHICAGO 57INDIANA ST. (7-8) Murphy 5-6 2-3 12, Barnes 4-10 0-0 10, Scott 7-15 1-1 16, Davis 2-7 0-0 4, Hughes 3-4 1-1 7, Kessinger 0-1 0-0 0, Thomas 0-1 0-0 0, Rickman 0-3 0-1 0, Key 4-9 0-0 9, Ojinnaka 1-1 0-0 3. Totals 26-57 4-6 61. LOYOLA OF CHICAGO (11-4) Krutwig 3-7 1-2 7, Townes 3-9 4-6 11, Williamson 1-2 2-2 5, Richardson 1-6 0-0 2, Ingram 6-12 0-0 16, Jackson 3-6 4-5 11, Satterwhite 1-1 0-0 3, Skokna 1-2 0-0 2. Totals 19-45 11-15 57. Halftime_Indiana St. 33-25. 3-Point Goals_Indiana St. 5-16 (Barnes 2-5, Ojinnaka 1-1, Key 1-2, Scott 1-6, Thomas 0-1, Davis 0-1), Loyola of Chicago 8-14 (Ingram 4-6, Satterwhite 1-1, Townes 1-1, Williamson 1-1, Jackson 1-2, Richardson 0-3). Fouled Out_None. Rebounds_Indiana St. 28 (Scott 9), Loyola of Chicago 28 (Jackson 8). Assists_Indiana St. 11 (Murphy, Scott 3), Loyola of Chicago 8 (Richardson 3). Total Fouls_Indiana St. 15, Loyola of Chicago 10. A_1,501 (4,486).

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    BC-BKC--W. Illinois-South Dakota Box

    BC-BKC--W. Illinois-South Dakota Box SOUTH DAKOTA 62, W. ILLINOIS 50W. ILLINOIS (8-5) Gilbeck 4-8 1-4 9, Webster 7-15 3-4 19, Usiosefe 0-4 1-2 1, Duff 2-7 0-0 5, Ancrum 3-11 5-6 12, Morgan 0-1 0-0 0, Gavin 0-0 0-0 0, Johnson 0-3 0-0 0, Bruster 2-5 0-0 4, Moxey 0-1 0-0 0. Totals 18-55 10-16 50. SOUTH DAKOTA (14-4) Burch-Manning 3-4 4-9 10, Hagedorn 3-14 2-2 9, Simpson 2-9 3-4 7, Mooney 3-11 8-9 14, Hurst 2-4 0-0 4, Fuller 3-7 3-6 10, Sparks 0-1 0-0 0, Armstrong 2-3 1-1 6, Peterson 1-4 0-0 2. Totals 19-57 21-31 62. Halftime_South Dakota 35-22. 3-Point Goals_W. Illinois 4-24 (Webster 2-8, Duff 1-4, Ancrum 1-7, Johnson 0-1, Bruster 0-1, Usiosefe 0-3), South Dakota 3-20 (Armstrong 1-2, Fuller 1-3, Hagedorn 1-6, Peterson 0-1, Simpson 0-4, Mooney 0-4). Fouled Out_Gilbeck, Usiosefe. Rebounds_W. Illinois 33 (Ancrum 10), South Dakota 45 (Burch-Manning 11). Assists_W. Illinois 6 (Webster 2), South Dakota 5 (Simpson 2). Total Fouls_W. Illinois 24, South Dakota 15. A_1,766 (10,000).

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    BC-BKC--Indiana St.-Loyola of Chicago Long Box

    BC-BKC--Indiana St.-Loyola of Chicago Long Box INDIANA ST. 61, LOYOLA OF CHICAGO 57FGFTRebINDIANA ST.MinM-AM-AO-TAPFPTSMurphy215-62-31-33212Barnes354-100-00-32110Davis212-70-00-4024Hughes323-41-13-4227Scott347-151-11-93316Key274-90-02-4029Ojinnaka131-10-00-0013Rickman120-30-10-1120Thomas30-10-00-0000Kessinger20-10-00-0000Totals20026-574-67-28111561 Percentages: FG .456, FT .667. 3-Point Goals: 5-16, .313 (Barnes 2-5, Ojinnaka 1-1, Key 1-2, Scott 1-6, Davis 0-1, Thomas 0-1). Team Rebounds: 2. Team Turnovers: 12 (17 PTS). Blocked Shots: 6 (Rickman 3, Davis, Hughes, Murphy). Turnovers: 12 (Barnes 4, Hughes 2, Scott 2, Davis, Ojinnaka, Rickman, Thomas). Steals: 4 (Barnes, Hughes, Key, Scott). Technical Fouls: None. FGFTRebLOYOLA OF CHICAGOMinM-AM-AO-TAPFPTSKrutwig213-71-22-5117Richardson301-60-00-1322Townes323-94-61-42211Williamson301-22-20-3015Ingram356-120-00-50016Jackson263-64-51-81411Satterwhite161-10-00-1103Skokna101-20-01-1002Totals20019-4511-155-2881057 Percentages: FG .422, FT .733. 3-Point Goals: 8-14, .571 (Ingram 4-6, Satterwhite 1-1, Townes 1-1, Williamson 1-1, Jackson 1-2, Richardson 0-3). Team Rebounds: 3. Team Turnovers: 16 (7 PTS). Blocked Shots: 5 (Jackson 2, Krutwig 2, Williamson). Turnovers: 16 (Jackson 5, Townes 3, Ingram 2, Satterwhite 2, Williamson 2, Krutwig, Richardson). Steals: 4 (Ingram 2, Krutwig, Richardson). Technical Fouls: None. Indiana St.3328-61Loyola of Chicago2532-57 A_1,501 (4,486).

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    BC-BKC--Illinois St.-Drake Long Box

    BC-BKC--Illinois St.-Drake Long Box DRAKE 87, ILLINOIS ST. 62FGFTRebILLINOIS ST.MinM-AM-AO-TAPFPTSBruninga231-60-01-2223Fayne174-71-12-4029Yarbrough285-140-02-57111Hein191-40-00-3343Williams222-80-01-2016Tinsley220-20-02-6100Evans225-90-10-23113Ndiaye183-62-20-7028Clarance140-21-31-1121Gassman143-60-01-2038Litwiller10-00-00-0000Totals20024-644-710-34171862 Percentages: FG .375, FT .571. 3-Point Goals: 10-37, .270 (Evans 3-7, Gassman 2-5, Williams 2-8, Hein 1-3, Bruninga 1-6, Yarbrough 1-6, Tinsley 0-2). Team Rebounds: 4. Team Turnovers: 12 (3 PTS). Blocked Shots: 4 (Ndiaye 2, Yarbrough 2). Turnovers: 12 (Yarbrough 4, Clarance 2, Evans 2, Bruninga, Hein, Tinsley, Williams). Steals: 6 (Evans 2, Ndiaye 2, Gassman, Yarbrough). Technical Fouls: None. FGFTRebDRAKEMinM-AM-AO-TAPFPTSMcGlynn275-90-06-132011Arogundade262-71-11-3016McMurray284-82-30-77112Rivers312-50-11-8214Timmer298-156-60-14128Woodward202-73-40-0329Gibbs134-51-20-20112Schlatter111-10-00-0212Thomas110-22-20-2052Kuenstling20-01-22-2001Pilipovic10-10-00-0000Jones10-10-01-1000Totals20028-6116-2111-39201387 Percentages: FG .459, FT .762. 3-Point Goals: 15-30, .500 (Timmer 6-11, Gibbs 3-3, McMurray 2-3, Woodward 2-6, McGlynn 1-2, Arogundade 1-3, Pilipovic 0-1, Thomas 0-1). Team Rebounds: 3. Team Turnovers: 7 (12 PTS). Blocked Shots: 2 (McGlynn 2). Turnovers: 7 (Arogundade 2, Gibbs, McMurray, Rivers, Schlatter, Woodward). Steals: 8 (Rivers 3, Woodward 2, Arogundade, Gibbs, Timmer). Technical Fouls: None.

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    BC-BKC--W. Illinois-South Dakota Long Box

    BC-BKC--W. Illinois-South Dakota Long Box SOUTH DAKOTA 62, W. ILLINOIS 50FGFTRebW. ILLINOISMinM-AM-AO-TAPFPTSGilbeck284-81-44-8059Duff312-70-01-1145Usiosefe250-41-21-6151Webster357-153-41-62219Ancrum333-115-61-101312Bruster212-50-00-0124Johnson130-30-00-1030Morgan100-10-00-1000Moxey20-10-00-0000Gavin20-00-00-0000Totals20018-5510-168-3362450 Percentages: FG .327, FT .625. 3-Point Goals: 4-24, .167 (Webster 2-8, Duff 1-4, Ancrum 1-7, Bruster 0-1, Johnson 0-1, Usiosefe 0-3). Team Rebounds: 1. Team Turnovers: 13 (8 PTS). Blocked Shots: 1 (Gilbeck). Turnovers: 13 (Bruster 3, Gilbeck 3, Ancrum 2, Usiosefe 2, Duff, Morgan, Webster). Steals: 5 (Webster 2, Ancrum, Bruster, Gilbeck). Technical Fouls: None. FGFTRebSOUTH DAKOTAMinM-AM-AO-TAPFPTSBurch-Manning283-44-93-111310Hagedorn293-142-22-7049Hurst232-40-04-8114Mooney333-118-90-31014Simpson342-93-40-0217Armstrong192-31-10-4006Fuller153-73-62-60210Peterson141-40-02-4042Sparks50-10-01-2000Totals20019-5721-3114-4551562 Percentages: FG .333, FT .677. 3-Point Goals: 3-20, .150 (Armstrong 1-2, Fuller 1-3, Hagedorn 1-6, Peterson 0-1, Mooney 0-4, Simpson 0-4). Team Rebounds: 1. Team Turnovers: 10 (21 PTS). Blocked Shots: 1 (Mooney). Turnovers: 10 (Mooney 3, Hagedorn 2, Hurst 2, Armstrong, Fuller, Peterson). Steals: 7 (Burch-Manning 3, Fuller, Hurst, Peterson, Simpson). Technical Fouls: None. W. Illinois2228-50South Dakota3527-62 A_1,766 (10,000).

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    College Basketball Scores

    Wednesday, Jan. 3EAST Brown 70, NJIT 69 Clemson 74, Boston College 70 Duquesne 69, George Washington 52 Fordham 69, Richmond 65, OT George Mason 80, UMass 72, OT Hartford 72, Albany (NY) 64 Marquette 95, Providence 90, OT NC Central 65, Delaware St. 62 Rhode Island 74, La Salle 62 Saint Joseph's 87, VCU 81, OT Stony Brook 71, Maine 70 UMBC 71, New Hampshire 67 SOUTH Bethune-Cookman 86, SC State 80 Davidson 54, Saint Louis 51 East Carolina 67, South Florida 65 Florida A&M 84, Howard 76 Florida St. 81, North Carolina 80 Gardner-Webb 82, Campbell 80, OT Georgia 71, Mississippi 60 High Point 84, UNC-Asheville 74 Jackson St. 59, Alabama A&M 56 Kentucky 74, LSU 71 Lipscomb 99, Fisk 53 Morgan St. 85, Md.-Eastern Shore 82 New Orleans 72, Lamar 62 Norfolk St. 75, Coppin St. 67 Presbyterian 78, Longwood 65 Radford 85, Winthrop 79 UCF 65, Memphis 56 Virginia 78, Virginia Tech 52 Wake Forest 73, Syracuse 67 MIDWEST Bradley 80, Valparaiso 71 Creighton 78, St. John's 71 Dayton 82, St. Bonaventure 72 Drake 87, Illinois St. 62 Indiana St. 61, Loyola of Chicago 57 Purdue 82, Rutgers 51 S. Dakota St. 87, N. Dakota St. 80 S. Illinois 65, Evansville 63 South Dakota 62, W. Illinois 50 SOUTHWEST Abilene Christian 79, McNeese St. 74 Sam Houston St. 82, Cent. Arkansas 76 Stephen F. Austin 81, Nicholls 64 Texas A&M-CC 67, Northwestern St. 65 Tulsa 90, UConn 88, 2OT FAR WEST Boise St. 90, New Mexico 62 ___

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    Washington Wizards guard Bradley Beal (3) reacts after his 3-point shot during the first half of an NBA basketball game against the New York Knicks, Wednesday, Jan. 3, 2018, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

    Beal's 27, Wall's 25 lead Wizards over Knicks 121-103

    Bradley Beal scores 27, John Wall adds 25 to lead Washington Wizards over New York Knicks 121-103

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    Philadelphia 76ers' Ben Simmons (25) goes up for a shot against San Antonio Spurs' Davis Bertans (42) during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Wednesday, Jan. 3, 2018, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

    Embiid shakes off sprained hand, Sixers edge Spurs

    Joel Embiid shook off a sprained right hand that nearly kept him out of the lineup to score 21 points, grab 11 rebounds and lead the Philadelphia 76ers to a 112-106 win over the San Antonio Spurs

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    South Elgin overtakes St. Edward in 4th quarter

    South Elgin’s girls basketball team rallied from a 7-point halftime deficit to defeat St. Edward 55-53 on Wednesday.

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    Grayslake North’s Nick Lovitsch, left, and Louis Lopez scramble for a ball on the floor with Carmel’s Jonathan Roeser, at bottom, on Wednesday night at Grayslake North High School.

    Images: Grayslake North vs. Carmel, boys basketball

    The Grayslake North Knights hosted the Carmel Corsairs for boys basketball action on Wednesday, Jan. 3 in Grayslake.

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    Thomas scores 19 as Bradley beats Valparaiso 80-71

    Donte Thomas scored 19 points and grabbed 12 rebounds as Bradley beat Valparaiso 80-71 in Missouri Valley Conference action

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    Scott lifts Indiana St over Loyola Chicago 61-57

    Brenton Scott scored 16 points, including the last two baskets of the game, and Indiana State finished on a 7-0 run to defeat Loyola Chicago 61-57 after losing a 16-point lead

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    S Illinois holds off Evansville 65-63

    Aaron Cook scored 14 points, Armon Fletcher scored 13, including a go-ahead free throw with 25 seconds left, and Southern Illinois beat Evansville 65-63 for the Purple Aces' fourth straight loss

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    US Skating execs warn against potential OLY boycott

    Two executives for U.S. Figure Skating warned against any potential boycott of the Pyeongchang Olympics by the United States

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    Connecticut's Katie Lou Samuelson (33) and East Carolina's Dominique Claytor (23) chase the ball during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game in Greenville, N.C., Wednesday, Jan. 3, 2018. Connecticut won 96-35. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome)

    No. 1 UConn women stay perfect, rout ECU 96-35

    Women's Top 25 Capsules

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    Garbine Muguruza of Spain is treated by medical staff after she suffered cramps in her match against Aleksandra Krunic of Serbia during the Brisbane International tennis tournament in Brisbane, Australia, Tuesday, Jan. 2, 2018. Muguruza fell to the court behind the baseline in the third set before retiring from her opening match. (AP Photo/Tertius Pickard)

    Muguruza accepts Sydney wildcard after early Brisbane exit

    Wimbledon champion Garbine Muguruza has been given a wildcard entry to play in the Sydney International next week after leg cramps forced her to retire from her first match of the season in Brisbane

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    Maggie Bair

    Glenbard South’s Bair claims MVP distinction

    Glenbard South junior Maggie Bair has earned Daily Herald MVP honors for her recent high school girls basketball performances.

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    Zach Schutta

    Burlington Central’s Schutta merits MVP selection

    Burlington Central senior guard Zach Schutta has earned Daily Herald MVP honors for his recent high school boys basketball performances.

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    Los Angeles Kings' Derek Forbort (24) and Edmonton Oilers' Patrick Maroon (19) fight during the second period of an NHL hockey game in Edmonton, Alberta, Tuesday, Jan. 2, 2018. (Jason Franson/The Canadian Press via AP)

    Oilers forward Patrick Maroon suspended for 2 games

    Edmonton Oilers forward Patrick Maroon was suspended for two games without pay by the NHL for interference against Los Angeles Kings defenseman Drew Doughty

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    Miami Heat's Erik Spoelstra watches during the first half of an NBA basketball game against the Detroit Pistons, Wednesday, Jan. 3, 2018, in Miami. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)

    Olynyk, Dragic lift Heat past Pistons, 111-104

    Kelly Olynyk scored 25 points, Goran Dragic added 24 and Miami held off Detroit 111-104

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    College Basketball Scores

    Wednesday, Jan. 3EAST Brown 70, NJIT 69 Clemson 74, Boston College 70 Duquesne 69, George Washington 52 Fordham 69, Richmond 65, OT George Mason 80, UMass 72, OT Hartford 72, Albany (NY) 64 Marquette 95, Providence 90, OT NC Central 65, Delaware St. 62 Rhode Island 74, La Salle 62 Saint Joseph's 87, VCU 81, OT Stony Brook 71, Maine 70 UMBC 71, New Hampshire 67 SOUTH Bethune-Cookman 86, SC State 80 Davidson 54, Saint Louis 51 East Carolina 67, South Florida 65 Florida St. 81, North Carolina 80 Gardner-Webb 82, Campbell 80, OT Georgia 71, Mississippi 60 High Point 84, UNC-Asheville 74 Lipscomb 99, Fisk 53 New Orleans 72, Lamar 62 Norfolk St. 75, Coppin St. 67 Presbyterian 78, Longwood 65 Radford 85, Winthrop 79 UCF 65, Memphis 56 Wake Forest 73, Syracuse 67 MIDWEST Drake 87, Illinois St. 62 Purdue 82, Rutgers 51 S. Dakota St. 87, N. Dakota St. 80 SOUTHWEST Abilene Christian 79, McNeese St. 74 Sam Houston St. 82, Cent. Arkansas 76 Tulsa 90, UConn 88, 2OT ___

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    AP source: Dolphins will hire Dowell Loggains as coordinator

    Person familiar with situation says

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    FILE - In this Saturday, Oct. 28, 2017 file photo, Southern California quarterback Sam Darnold throws a pass during the first half of an NCAA college football game against Arizona State in Tempe, Ariz. Southern California quarterback Sam Darnold will skip his final two seasons of eligibility to enter the NFL draft. (AP Photo/Ralph Freso, File)

    USC quarterback Sam Darnold will enter NFL draft

    Southern California quarterback Sam Darnold will skip his final two seasons of eligibility to enter the NFL draft

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    FILE - In this Saturday, Nov. 18, 2017 file photo, UCLA quarterback Josh Rosen passes during the first half of an NCAA college football game against Southern California in Los Angeles. UCLA quarterback Josh Rosen is skipping his senior season to enter the NFL draft. Rosen made the expected announcement Wednesday, Jan. 3, 2018 with a post on Twitter. He is expected to be a high first-round pick in April. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill, File)

    UCLA quarterback Josh Rosen is entering the NFL draft

    UCLA quarterback Josh Rosen is skipping his senior season to enter the NFL draft

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    FILE - In this Sunday, Oct. 15, 2017 file photo, Los Angeles Rams defensive coordinator Wade Phillips watches from the sideline during the first half of an NFL football game against the Jacksonville Jaguars in Jacksonville, Fla. Wade Phillips is in the NFL playoffs for the 20th time, and the Rams' 70-year-old defensive coordinator shows zero signs of slowing down. He has another intimidating group in Los Angeles heading into a visit from Atlanta on Saturday, Jan. 6, 2018, one of the many franchises where Phillips used to coach.(AP Photo/Phelan M. Ebenhack, File)

    At 70, Rams' Wade Phillips leads another dynamite defense

    LA Rams defensive coordinator Wade Phillips is coaching in the NFL postseason for the 20th time

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    Williams, KState women drop No. 12 West Virginia 60-52

    Peyton Williams scored 22 points with 10 rebounds, Kaylee Page scored seven of her 12 points in the fourth quarter and Kansas State handed No. 12 West Virginia its second straight loss 60-52

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    Toronto’s Dwane Casey beat out Fred Hoiberg for Eastern Conference coach of the month for December, an award that was announced Wednesday afternoon. Neither coach was anxious to accept praise before facing each other.

    Toronto’s Casey beats out Hoiberg for East coach of the month award

    Toronto’s Dwane Casey beat out Fred Hoiberg for Eastern Conference coach of the month for December, an award that was announced Wednesday afternoon. Neither coach was anxious to accept praise before facing each other.

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    Shani Davis competes in the men's 1,000 meters during the U.S. Olympic long track speedskating trials, Wednesday, Jan. 3, 2018, in Milwaukee. (AP Photo/Morry Gash)

    Shani Davis shakes doubt, skates to another Olympic berth

    Heather Bergsma won the 1,000 meters at the US speedskating trials, with Brittany Bowe finishing second to join her longtime rival on the Olympic team.

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    FILE - In this Nov. 14, 2015, file photo, Georgia fullback Christian Payne (47) carries the ball as Auburn defensive back Carlton Davis (18) closes in for a tackle during during the first quarter of an NCAA football game in Auburn, Ala. No. 2 Oklahoma and No. 3 Georgia meet for the first time Monday, Jan. 1, 2018, at the Rose Bowl in a College Football Playoff semifinal that features two very different ways of playing offense. (AP Photo/Butch Dill, File)

    Auburn's Davis, Holland, Pettway declare for NFL draft

    Auburn cornerback Carlton Davis, defensive end Jeff Holland and tailback Kamryn Pettway are skipping their senior seasons to enter the NFL draft

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    FILE - In this Saturday, Nov. 18, 2017 file photo, UCLA quarterback Josh Rosen passes during the first half of an NCAA college football game against Southern California in Los Angeles. UCLA quarterback Josh Rosen is skipping his senior season to enter the NFL draft. Rosen made the expected announcement Wednesday, Jan. 3, 2018 with a post on Twitter. He is expected to be a high first-round pick in April. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill, File)

    LA QBs Rosen, Darnold announce NFL draft entry moments apart

    Within 30 minutes of one another, UCLA quarterback Josh Rosen and Southern California quarterback Sam Darnold announced they will enter the NFL draft

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    FILE - In this Sunday, Dec. 31, 2017, file photo, Tampa Bay Buccaneers wide receiver Mike Evans (13) makes a catch in front of New Orleans Saints cornerback Marshon Lattimore (23) during the second half of an NFL football game in Tampa, Fla. When Lattimore finished reviewing game video of the latest performance by New Orleans’ defense, he came away unimpressed, but not discouraged. “We didn’t get up for that game and that’s on us. We know we’ve got to step it up,” Lattimore said after practice Wednesday, as the Saints prepared for their postseason clash on Sunday with Carolina. (AP Photo/Jason Behnken, File)

    Saints defense bracing for first test vs Panthers' Olsen

    The New Orleans Saints defense is trying to address a recent dip in performance while also preparing for a first test against star Panthers tight end Greg Olsen

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    Chelsea's Eden Hazard scores his side's first goal during the English Premier League soccer match between Arsenal and Chelsea at Emirates stadium in London, Wednesday, Jan. 3, 2018. (AP Photo/Frank Augstein)

    Wenger in deflection mode as Arsenal's EPL campaign unravels

    For the 14th consecutive season, Arsene Wenger won't be picking up the Premier League trophy

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    Raiders headquarters land deal offered by city near Vegas

    The Oakland Raiders are one step closer to securing the land for their new headquarters and practice facility near Las Vegas at a steep discount

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    FILE - In this April 23, 2016, file photo, Iowa quarterback Tyler Wiegers throws a pass during the team's NCAA college football spring game in Iowa City, Iowa. Wiegers is going to Eastern Michigan as a graduate transfer. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall, File)

    Eastern Michigan football adds grad transfer from Iowa

    Quarterback Tyler Wiegers is set to play at Eastern Michigan as a graduate transfer

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    Workers place signage on a hotel announcing the NCAA national championship football game, Wednesday, Jan. 3, 2018, in Atlanta. Alabama and Georgia won their College Football Playoff semifinals on Monday and will meet in the national championship next week in Atlanta. (AP Photo/Mike Stewart)

    Legit gripes? Maybe, but no change to college playoff format

    The College Football Playoff is what it is for the foreseeable future

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    Tampa Bay Lightning center Steven Stamkos (91) celebrates with the bench after his goal against the Montreal Canadiens during the third period of an NHL hockey game Thursday, Dec. 28, 2017, in Tampa, Fla. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)

    Stamkos voted captain as Lightning host All-Star weekend

    Lightning star Steven Stamkos will serve as captain of the Atlantic Division team in the NHL All-Star 3-on-3 tournament later this month in Tampa, Florida

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    Los Angeles Chargers owner Dean Spanos, talks at the site of the new Inglewood NFL stadium on Wednesday, Jan. 3, 2018 in Inglewood, Calif. The new facility for the Los Angeles Rams, Los Angeles Chargers is tentatively scheduled to be competed for the 2020 NFL football season. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson)

    Rams, Chargers show off construction of new stadium

    LA Rams, Chargers show off their future new home rising from a very deep hole in suburban Inglewood

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    Bulls hope to set return date for LaVine early next week

    The Chicago Bulls hope to decide on a return date for guard Zach LaVine early next week

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    Steelers standout O-line a tribute to Munchak's approach

    The Pittsburgh Steelers offensive line says much of the credit to their success goes to coach Mike Munchak

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    Arsenal's Hector Bellerin, right, celebrates scoring his side's second goal during the English Premier League soccer match between Arsenal and Chelsea at Emirates stadium in London, Wednesday, Jan. 3, 2018. (AP Photo/Frank Augstein)

    Bellerin rescues Arsenal by clinching 2-2 draw with Chelsea

    Hector Bellerin came to Arsenal's rescue in stoppage time to clinch a 2-2 draw against Chelsea after conceding in an absorbing Premier League encounter on Wednesday

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    Michigan's Winovich returning to Wolverines

    Michigan defensive lineman Chase Winovich is forgoing the NFL and staying with the Wolverines

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    Packers make it official: Capers out as D-coordinator

    The Green Bay Packers have announced the dismissal of veteran defensive coordinator Dom Capers

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    Indiana adds graduate transfer from Miami to offensive line

    Offensive lineman Nick Linder has decided to play his final college season with the Indiana Hoosiers

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    Florida hires Mississippi State interim coach Knox, Sunseri

    Florida coach Dan Mullen has hired two more veteran assistants, adding Mississippi State interim coach Greg Knox and Oakland Raiders linebackers coach Sal Sunseri

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    FILE - In this Oct. 9, 2017, file photo, Minnesota Vikings quarterback Sam Bradford (8) throws a pass during the first half of an NFL football game against the Chicago Bears, in Chicago. Vikings quarterback Sam Bradford has returned to practice, two months after a cleanup surgery on his left knee. Bradford, who led the Vikings to a season-opening win over New Orleans before experiencing pain in the twice-repaired joint, had his latest operation on Nov. 7. He was placed on injured reserve the following day. This was the first week he was eligible to resume practicing with the team. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings, File)

    Sam Bradford on latest comeback: 'Really hard to let it go.'

    After yet another knee surgery, Bradford has finally made it back to practice with the Minnesota Vikings as they begin the playoffs

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    Interim coach Steve Spagnuolo interviews for Giants' top job

    The New York Giants have started the interview process for their head coaching job by starting with the man who ran the team for the final month of a disastrous season

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    Philadelphia 76ers center Joel Embiid, center, dunks against the Portland Trail Blazers during the first half of an NBA basketball game in Portland, Ore., Thursday, Dec. 28, 2017. (AP Photo/Craig Mitchelldyer)

    76ers' Embiid starts vs. Spurs with sprained right hand

    Philadelphia 76ers center Joel Embiid was in the lineup against the Spurs even with a sprained right hand

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    FILE - In this Oct. 21, 2017, file photo, Arizona coach Rich Rodriguez yells from the sideline during the first half of the team's NCAA college football game against California in Berkeley, Calif. Arizona has fired Rodriguez after a notice of claim was filed with the state attorney general's office alleging he ran a hostile workplace. The Arizona Daily Star revealed the notice of claim on Tuesday, Jan. 2, 2018, after making a public-records request. Athletic director Dave Heeke issued a statement saying the athletics department decided to go in a new direction after evaluating the program. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez, File)

    Ex-assistant to fired Arizona coach wants $7.5 million

    A claim filed by the former assistant to fired Arizona football coach Rich Rodriguez says he walked around the office in his underwear, fondled himself in front of her and forced her to cover up an extramarital affair he had with another woman

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    Lions interview Vrabel for coaching opening

    The Detroit Lions have interviewed Houston Texans defensive coordinator Mike Vrabel for their coaching position

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    Canadian hockey legend Johnny Bower's casket is escorted by pallbearers at a celebration of life ceremony at the Air Canada Centre in Toronto on Wednesday, Jan. 3, 2018. (Christopher Katsarov/The Canadian Press via AP)

    Hockey royalty pays tribute to Johnny Bower

    Fans and a Who's Who of hockey remembered Johnny Bower as a great goaltender and a better man

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    Orlando signs Dom Dwyer to 3-year deal

    Orlando City has signed forward Dom Dwyer to a three-year contract

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    Juventus' Douglas Costa, second from right, celebrates after scoring during an Italian Cup quarter-final soccer match between Juventus and Torino at the Allianz Stadium in Turin, Italy, Wednesday, Jan. 3, 2018. (Andrea Di Marco/ANSA via AP)

    Juventus beats city rival Torino 2-0 to reach cup semifinals

    Three-time defending champion Juventus beats city rival Torino 2-0 to reach the Italian Cup semifinals, where it faces Atalanta

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    Martz back, Green debuts as coach at NFLPA Collegiate Bowl

    Mike Martz is back trying to remain undefeated coaching in the NFLPA Collegiate Bowl with Darrell Green making his head coaching debut in the all-star game

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    FILE - In this Sunday, Dec. 3, 2017 file photo, Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton (1) tries to avoid the tackle by New Orleans Saints outside linebacker Hau'oli Kikaha (44) and cornerback Sterling Moore (24) in the second half of an NFL football game in New Orleans. Cam Newton knows the Panthers will be walking into a pressure-packed environment Sunday, Jan. 7, 2018 when they face the New Orleans Saints at the Superdome in an NFC wild card game. (AP Photo/Butch Dill, File)

    Cam Newton key to Panthers playoffs hopes vs. Saints

    The Panthers are 3-3 under Cam Newton in the postseason.

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    The Latest: Commissioners approve agreement with Raiders

    Commissioners in Nevada's Clark County have approved a development agreement with the Oakland Raiders that spells out public safety and infrastructure improvements in and around the stadium that the team will pay for

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    Seahawks sign former Jags K Jason Myers to future contract

    The search for a kicker in Seattle now includes former Jacksonville kicker Jason Myers after he signed a reserve/future contract with the Seahawks

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    Buffalo Bills running back LeSean McCoy (25) is driven off the field after he was injured on a play, during the second half of an NFL football game against the Miami Dolphins, Sunday, Dec. 31, 2017, in Miami Gardens, Fla. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)

    Bills RB McCoy misses practice and listed day to day

    Bills running back LeSean McCoy missed practice because of a right ankle injury, and it's uncertain whether he can play at Jacksonville on Sunday in Buffalo's first playoff game in 18 years

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    FILE - In this Sept. 24, 2017, file photo, Atlanta Falcons free safety Ricardo Allen warms up before an NFL football game in Detroit. Atlanta ranks in the top 10 in both total defense and scoring defense and that's a claim the Falcons, who play the Rams in the wild-card game on Saturday, Jan. 6, 2018, haven't been able to make since 1998. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya, File)

    Improving young defense emerges as Falcons' point of pride

    Only 1 year after ranking at or near bottom of NFL in defense, young Falcons defense carries top-10 rankings into playoffs

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    FILE - In this Monday, June 5, 2017 file photo, Japan's Kei Nishikori returns the ball to Spain's Fernando Verdasco during their fourth round match of the French Open tennis tournament at the Roland Garros stadium in Paris. Kei Nishikori's agent says the 2014 U.S. Open runner-up is pulling out of the Australian Open. Olivier van Lindonk says in an email Wednesday, Jan. 3, 2018 that Nishikori is not ready to play best-of-five-set matches as he returns from an injured right wrist that has sidelined him since August. (AP Photo/Christophe Ena, File)

    Kei Nishikori out of Australian Open because wrist not ready

    Kei Nishikori's agent says the 2014 U.S. Open runner-up is pulling out of the Australian Open

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    Vikings athletic trainers honored as NFL staff of the year

    The Minnesota Vikings athletic training staff is being honored by its peers

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    Oklahoma quarterback Baker Mayfield celebrates after running back Rodney Anderson scored a touchdown against Georgia during the first half of the Rose Bowl NCAA college football game Monday, Jan. 1, 2018, in Pasadena, Calif. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)

    Broncos, Texans staffs will coach in Senior Bowl

    The staffs of the Denver Broncos and Houston Texans have been selected to coach in the 2018 Senior Bowl in Mobile, Alabama, later this month

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    Los Angeles Kings goalie Jonathan Quick, right, gives up a goal to Vegas Golden Knights center Jonathan Marchessault during the second period of an NHL hockey game Thursday, Dec. 28, 2017, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

    Golden Knights sign Marchessault to $30 million, 6-year deal

    The Vegas Golden Knights have signed scoring leader Jonathan Marchessault to a $30 million, six-year contract extension

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    Tennessee Titans quarterback Marcus Mariota passes during an NFL football practice Tuesday, Jan. 2, 2018, in Nashville, Tenn. The Titans are scheduled to play the Kansas City Chiefs Saturday in an AFC wild-card playoff game. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)

    X-factor: A running Mariota gives Titans another dimension

    The Titans think Marcus Mariota is back to being himself and has a bit of swagger, too. Mariota running just might give Tennessee a chance in their AFC wild-card game in Kansas City.

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    Bison, Dukes have been on collision course for FCS showdown

    It's a fitting finale for the Football Championship Subdivision title, with the defending champion squaring off against the team that owned Frisco, Texas for five straight years

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    Cincinnati Bengals NFL football head coach Marvin Lewis smiles as he speaks during a news conference following an announcement that he will remain in his position for an additional two seasons, Wednesday, Jan. 3, 2018, in Cincinnati. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)

    More of the same: Bengals stick with Marvin Lewis

    The assistant head coach is gone, but head coach Marvin Lewis is coming back for a 16th try at a playoff victory. And so it goes in Cincinnati.

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    Diego Costa scores, has injury scare in return to Atletico

    Diego Costa scores a goal and has an injury scare in his first five minutes back with Atletico Madrid in 4-0 cup win at Lleida

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    FILE - In this Sunday, Dec. 10, 2017 file photo, Jacksonville Jaguars defensive tackle Marcell Dareus (99) rushes Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson (3) during the first half of an NFL football game in Jacksonville, Fla. Two-time Pro Bowl defensive tackle Marcell Dareus wants to let loose. He’s dying to say how he really feels about getting dumped by the Buffalo Bills in October for a late-round draft pick. But he manages to stay on the high road for now. His emotions surely will be more evident when Dareus and the Jacksonville Jaguars host his former team, the Bills, in an AFC wild-card game Sunday, Jan. 7, 2018. (AP Photo/Stephen B. Morton, File)

    'If anybody's going to be hyped' for Jags-Bills it's Dareus

    Two-time Pro Bowl defensive tackle Marcell Dareus itching to unload on his former team, the Buffalo Bills.

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    English defender Ashley Cole staying with LA Galaxy

    Defender Ashley Cole has agreed to return for another season with the LA Galaxy

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    Former Arizona lineman Warner Smith dies at age 44

    Former Arizona Wildcats offensive lineman Warner Smith has died after a more than three-year battle with Lou Gehrig's disease

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    Ellis names invitees to US women's January camp

    U.S. women's national team coach Jill Ellis has called 26 players into the first training camp of the year

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    Washington State's Hercules Mata'afa to skip senior season

    Washington State defensive tackle Hercules Mata'afa is skipping his senior year and will enter the NFL draft

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    The Chicago Bears interviewed defensive coordinator Vic Fangio for the team’s vacant head-coaching position.

    Bears interview Vic Fangio for head coaching job

    Bears defensive coordinator Vic Fangio became the first candidate to interview for the team’s vacant head-coaching position when he met with general manager Ryan Pace Wednesday morning at Halas Hall.

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    Pimpleton and Woodie follow Taggart to Florida State

    Two assistant coaches who have been part of Willie Taggart's staffs at previous stops will join him at Florida State

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    Red Bulls trade Kljestan to Orlando City for 2 players

    The New York Red Bulls have traded midfielder Sacha Kljestan and $150,000 in targeted allocation money to Orlando City SC for forward Carlos Rivas and center back Tommy Redding

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    Connecticut's Gabby Williams (15) shoots over East Carolina's Alexandra Frazier during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in Greenville, N.C., Wednesday, Jan. 3, 2018. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome)

    No. 1 UConn women stay perfect, rout ECU, 96-35

    Katie Lou Samuelson scored 19 points and No. 1 Connecticut routed East Carolina 96-35

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    Top-seeded Thiem only seed through to Qatar Open quarters

    Top-seeded Dominic Thiem of Austria is the only seeded player through to the quarterfinals of the Qatar Open

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