Daily Archive : Thursday January 4, 2018

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    Falcons-Rams Capsule

    Falcons-Rams Capsule

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    Nathan Chen performs during the men's short program at the U.S. Figure Skating Championships in San Jose, Calif., Thursday, Jan. 4, 2018. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

    Chen takes men's short program, Knierims win pairs short

    A downer of a practice led to some soaring skating and jumping for Nathan Chen.

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    Arizona Coyotes right wing Christian Fischer (36) celebrates with Antti Raanta (32) after scoring in overtime against the Nashville Predators during an NHL hockey game, Thursday, Jan. 4, 2018, in Glendale, Ariz. The Coyotes won 3-2. (AP Photo/Rick Scuteri)

    Fischer scores in OT, Coyotes beat Predators 3-2

    Christian Fischer scored off Jakob Chychrun's rebound at 2:41 of overtime to give the Arizona Coyotes a 3-2 comeback victory over the Nashville Predators

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    Dallas Stars Tyler Seguin (91) and John Klingberg (3) celebrate Seguin's goal as New Jersey Devils Nico Hischier (13) skates past during the second period of an NHL hockey game Thursday, Jan. 4, 2018, in Dallas. (Louis DeLuca/The Dallas Morning News via AP)

    Seguin, Stars send Devils to 4th straight loss with 4-3 win

    Tyler Seguin scored his team-leading 20th goal short-handed, Alexander Radulov had a goal and two assists and the Dallas Stars beat the New Jersey Devils 4-3

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    Mississippi State guard Victoria Vivians shoots against Arkansas during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in Starkville, Miss., Thursday, Jan. 4, 2018. (AP Photo by Rogelio V. Solis)

    No. 5 Mississippi State beats Arkansas 111-69

    Victoria Vivians scored 29 points, Morgan William added a season-high 18 and No. 5 Mississippi State beat Arkansas 111-69

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    Montreal Canadiens right wing Brendan Gallagher (11) slides into Tampa Bay Lightning's goaltender Andrei Vasilevskiy during the third period of an NHL hockey game Thursday, Jan. 4, 2018, in Montreal. The Canadiens won, 2-1, in an overtime shootout. (Ryan Remiorz/The Canadian Press via AP)

    Byron scores in shootout, Canadiens beat Lightning 2-1

    Paul Byron scored in a shootout and the Montreal Canadiens ended a five-game losing streak with a 2-1 victory over the Tampa Bay Lightning

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    FILE - In this Jan. 28, 2017 file photo, United States' Serena Williams gestures as she holds her trophy after defeating her sister Venus in the women's singles final at the Australian Open tennis championships in Melbourne, Australia. Williams, defending champion has withdrawn from the 2018 Australian Open, saying she is not ready to return to tournament tennis.(AP Photo/Dita Alangkara, File)

    Mother knows best: Serena opts out of Aussie title defense

    Defending champion Serena Williams has withdrawn from the Australian Open, saying she is not ready to return to tournament tennis

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    Adam Rippon, center, cheers his scores next to coach Rafael Arutyunyan, left, during the men's short program at the U.S. Figure Skating Championships in San Jose, Calif., Thursday, Jan. 4, 2018. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

    Foot broken but not his dreams, Adam Rippon chases Olympics

    After injury and failures, figure skater Adam Rippon still chasing Olympics at age 28

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    The upstart Vegas Golden Knights are providing thrills in their inaugural NHL season.

    Why the Golden Knights are one of the best teams in the NHL

    Expansion teams aren’t expected to be in first place midway through a season, but that’s where the Vegas Golden Knights sit as they invade Chicago to take on the Blackhawks Friday. John Dietz examines why the Golden Knights are enjoying such incredible success.

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    San Jose Sharks' Joe Thornton, right, fights with Toronto Maple Leafs' Nazem Kadri during the first period of an NHL hockey game Thursday, Jan. 4, 2018, in Toronto. (Frank Gunn/The Canadian Press via AP)

    Kadri tugs at Thornton's beard, Maple Leafs beat Sharks

    Auston Matthews and Tyler Bozak scored in a shootout to give Toronto a 3-2 victory over the San Jose Sharks in a game that opened with a fight that saw the Maple Leafs' Nazem Kadri rip out part of Joe Thornton's mountain-man beard

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    Girls bowling scoreboard: Thursday, Jan. 4 results
    High school girls bowling results from meets of Thursday, Jan. 4.

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    Boys wrestling scoreboard: Thursday, Jan. 4 results
    High school boys wrestling results from meets of Thursday, Jan. 4.

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    Girls basketball scoreboard: Thursday, Jan. 4 results
    High school girls basketball results from games of Thursday, Jan. 4.

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    Boys basketball scoreboard: Thursday, Jan. 4 results
    High school boys basketball results from games of Thursday, Jan. 4.

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    St. Viator celebrates a milestone for senior guard Myia Clark, who surpassed 1,500 points in a 52-44 victory over Prospect on Thursday.

    Clark’s career achievement helps St. Viator past Prospect

    St. Viator senior Myia Clark (game-high 17 points) became the second Lions girls basetball player to reach 1,500 career points during a 54-42 with over visiting Prospect on Thursday night in Arlington Heights.

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    Naperville Central picks up win over Naperville North

    Naperville Central defeated Naperville North in a DuPage Valley Conference dual wrestling match.

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    Bair, Glenbard South overcome St. Edward in overtime

    Glenbard South defeated St. Edward in overtime in a Metro Suburban Conference crossover girls basketball game.

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    Minnesota Wild's Nino Niederreiter, right, of Switzerland, scores one of his two goals in the first period of an NHL hockey game off Buffalo Sabres goalie Robin Lehner, left, of Sweden, Thursday, Jan. 4, 2018, in St. Paul, Minn. (AP Photo/Jim Mone)

    Niederreiter's hat trick fuels Wild in 6-2 win vs Sabres

    Nino Niederreiter had a hat trick in his return from injury, Mikko Koivu contributed a goal and two assists, and the finally fully healthy Minnesota Wild beat the Buffalo Sabres 6-2

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    Daniel White/dwhite@dailyherald.comNaperville Central's Mia Lakstigala, left, defends against Wheaton North's Hannah Swider, right, during girls basketball action in Naperville.

    Naperville Central drops Wheaton North in key DVC game

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

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    Golden State Warriors' Stephen Curry, left, drives toward the basket as Houston Rockets' Gerald Green (14) defends during the first half of an NBA basketball game Thursday, Jan. 4, 2018, in Houston. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

    Curry, Thompson help Warriors over Rockets 124-114

    Stephen Curry had 29 points and Klay Thompson added 28 as the Golden State Warriors pulled away late in the fourth quarter for a 124-114 win over the Houston Rockets on Thursday night

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    Geneva’s Kross Garth keeps possession of the ball despite the defense of Elgin’s Trevon Morris Thursday in Elgin.

    Not pretty, but Geneva escapes Elgin with win

    Geneva’s boys basketball team defeated Elgin 58-53 on Thursday.

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    Naperville Central’s Abigial Kincaide, left, spins out of trouble while being defended by Wheaton North’s Hannah Swider.

    Images: Naperville Central vs. Wheaton North, girls basketball

    Naperville Central hosted Wheaton North for girls basketball action on January 4, 2018.

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    Notre Dame's Jessica Shepard (23) drives as Miami's Emese Hof (21) defends during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game Thursday, Jan. 4, 2018, in South Bend, Ind. (AP Photo/Robert Franklin)

    Mabrey, Ogunbowale help No. 2 Notre Dame survive Miami

    Marina Mabrey scored 21 points, Arike Ogunbowale had 20 despite struggling from the field and No. 2 Notre Dame survived an upset bid by Miami in an 83-76 victory

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    Canadiens trade goalie Al Montoya to Oilers

    The Montreal Canadiens have traded goalie Al Montoya to the Edmonton Oilers for a conditional fourth-round pick this year. Montreal announced the deal Thursday night shortly after beating the Tampa Bay Lightning 2-1 in a shootout

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    Philadelphia Flyers' Wayne Simmonds, left, and Radko Gudas celebrate after Simmonds' goal during the second period of an NHL hockey game against the New York Islanders, Thursday, Jan. 4, 2018, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

    Ivan Provorov leads feisty Flyers to 6-4 win over Islanders

    Ivan Provorov had two goals and an assist, and Sean Couturier had a goal, an assist and participated in one of several fights for the Philadelphia Flyers in a feisty 6-4 victory over the slumping New York Islanders

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    Louisville forward Myisha Hines-Allen (2) spins around the defense of Duke forward Jade Williams (25) during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game, Thursday, Jan. 4, 2018, in Louisville, Ky. Louisville won 66-60. (AP Photo/Timothy D. Easley)

    No. 3 Louisville survives late rally by No. 17 Duke, 66-60

    Durr scores 22, No. 3 Louisville survives late rally by No. 17 Duke to win 66-60

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    Jurkovic, Kampschroeder a winning combination for Naperville North

    Naperville North defeated Waubonsie Valley in a DuPage Valley Conference girls basketball game.

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    Pittsburgh Penguins' Riley Sheahan (15) goes into the corner after the puck with Carolina Hurricanes' Joakim Nordstrom (42) during the second period of an NHL hockey game in Pittsburgh, Thursday, Jan. 4, 2018. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)

    Aho again helps Hurricanes beat struggling Penguins, 4-0

    Sebastian Aho scored twice, Cam Ward stopped 21 shots and the Carolina Hurricanes beat the Pittsburgh Penguins 4-0 on Thursday night

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    Prospect’s Sara Biesterfeldt fouls St. Viator’s Maddie Fitzpatrick in the first half.

    Images: St. Viator vs. Prospect, girls basketball

    The St. Viator High School girls basketball team hosted Prospect High School on Thursday, Jan. 4 in Arlington Heights.

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    College Basketball Scores

    Thursday, Jan. 4EAST Fairleigh Dickinson 81, CCSU 77 Mount St. Mary's 96, Bryant 80 Robert Morris 80, St. Francis Brooklyn 79, OT St. Francis (Pa.) 85, LIU Brooklyn 68 Vermont 88, Mass.-Lowell 77 Wagner 69, Sacred Heart 63 SOUTH Austin Peay 75, UT Martin 69 Belmont 80, Tennessee Tech 67 E. Illinois 61, Morehead St. 52 ETSU 90, Samford 72 Furman 107, The Citadel 67 Georgia Southern 80, Arkansas St. 49 Georgia St. 73, UALR 64 Louisiana-Lafayette 78, Appalachian St. 45 Louisiana-Monroe 82, Coastal Carolina 72 Middle Tennessee 71, FIU 66, OT Murray St. 89, SE Missouri 73 SIU-Edwardsville 85, E. Kentucky 82 Southern Miss. 85, UTEP 75 Tennessee St. 67, Jacksonville St. 60 UAB 75, FAU 44 UTSA 78, Louisiana Tech 76 W. Carolina 75, Chattanooga 63 Wofford 92, VMI 53 MIDWEST Cleveland St. 80, Green Bay 79 Ill.-Chicago 70, IUPUI 65 Michigan St. 91, Maryland 61 Ohio St. 92, Iowa 81 Wichita St. 81, Houston 63 Youngstown St. 72, Milwaukee 63 SOUTHWEST Charlotte 70, North Texas 68 Old Dominion 82, Rice 75, OT Oral Roberts 76, Fort Wayne 60 Texas State 72, South Alabama 69 Texas-Arlington 86, Troy 76 FAR WEST Colorado 90, Arizona St. 81, OT Idaho St. 93, S. Utah 78 Montana 109, North Dakota 79 Montana St. 76, N. Colorado 64 Weber St. 95, N. Arizona 55 ___

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    Notre Dame players cheer for their teammates during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game against Miami on Thursday, Jan. 4, 2018, in South Bend, Ind. (AP Photo/Robert Franklin)

    Mabrey, Ogunbowale help No. 2 Notre Dame beat Miami

    Women's Top 25 Capsules

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    Grayslake Central’s Ethan Torres pins Lakes’ Jack Brunati at 220 pounds Thursday at Grayslake Central.

    Grayslake Central defeats Lakes

    On Thursday, Grayslake Central High School’s wrestling team defeated Lakes 45-26 in a Northern Lake County Conference matchup.

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    Jackson, LSU hold off No. 15 Missouri women 69-65

    Chloe Jackson scored 22 points, including four free throws in the last 10.4 seconds, and LSU ended No. 15 Missouri's 13-game winning streak, 69-65

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    Elgin’s Xavier Bonds passes the ball over the defense of Geneva’s Jack McDonald.

    Images: Elgin vs. Geneva, boys basketball

    The Elgin High School boys basketball team hosted Geneva High School on Thursday, Jan. 4 in Elgin.

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    Vegas Golden Knights' Nate Schmidt (88) falls against the boards while chasing a loose puck with St. Louis Blues' Alexander Steen, left, during the second period of an NHL hockey game Thursday, Jan. 4, 2018, in St. Louis. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)

    Stastny, Steen score to lift Blues over Golden Knights 2-1

    Paul Stastny broke a third-period tie with his eighth goal of the season, Carter Hutton continued his hot play in goal and the St. Louis Blues beat the Vegas Golden Knights 2-1

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    Defense steps up as No. 10 Ohio State routs Minnesota 91-75

    Stephanie Mavunga scored 25 points and No. 10 Ohio State routed Minnesota 91-75

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    Tennessee's Jamie Nared shoots against Auburn during an NCAA college basketball game Thursday, Jan. 4, 2018, in Knoxville, Tenn. (Daryl W Sullivan/The Daily Times via AP)

    No. 7 Lady Vols rally late to beat Auburn 70-59

    No. 7 Lady Vols rally late to remain unbeaten with 70-59 victory over Auburn

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    Libertyville matches up well at Deerfield

    Deerfield, which has been among the most successful Class 3A wrestling programs in the northern part of the state over the past five or six years, found itself on the wrong side of a one-sided result Thursday night on its home mats. Libertyville (8-3-0) rolled over their undermanned hosts, using 4 pins plus a technical fall to record a 50-14 nonconference victory.

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    Flaherty, No. 22 Michigan women drop Wisconsin 80-57

    Katelynn Flaherty scored 20 of her 25 points in the second half, Hallie Thome added 20 points and No. 22 Michigan pulled away for an 80-57 win over Wisconsin that gave coach Kim Barnes Arico the most wins in school history

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    Burlington Central rolls over Richmond

    Kathryn Schmidt scored 18 points and had 8 rebounds to lead the Burlington Central girls basketball team to a 49-27 Kishwaukee River Conference win at Richmond-Burton Thursday night.

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    South Carolina forward A'ja Wilson (22) takes a shot past Mississippi forwards Kate Rodgers (32), Shelby Gibson (42) and guard Chyna Nixon (0) during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in Oxford, Miss., Thursday, Jan. 4, 2018. (AP Photo/Thomas Graning)

    A'ja Wilson leads No. 4 South Carolina past Ole Miss, 88-62

    A'ja Wilson had 25 points and 15 rebounds, Alexis Jennings and Doniyah Cliney had 14 points apiece and No. 4 South Carolina beat Mississippi 88-62

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    Joakim Soria

    Chicago White Sox beef up bullpen in three-way trade

    The Chicago White Sox acquired relief pitchers Joakim Soria and Luis Avilan Thursday in a three-way trade with the Dodgers and Royals. The Sox sent minor-league infielder Jake Peter to Los Angeles in the deal.

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    College Basketball Scores

    Thursday, Jan. 4EAST Fairleigh Dickinson 81, CCSU 77 Mount St. Mary's 96, Bryant 80 Robert Morris 80, St. Francis Brooklyn 79, OT St. Francis (Pa.) 85, LIU Brooklyn 68 Vermont 88, Mass.-Lowell 77 Wagner 69, Sacred Heart 63 SOUTH Austin Peay 75, UT Martin 69 Belmont 80, Tennessee Tech 67 E. Illinois 61, Morehead St. 52 ETSU 90, Samford 72 Furman 107, The Citadel 67 Georgia Southern 80, Arkansas St. 49 Georgia St. 73, UALR 64 Middle Tennessee 71, FIU 66, OT SIU-Edwardsville 85, E. Kentucky 82 Southern Miss. 85, UTEP 75 UAB 75, FAU 44 UTSA 78, Louisiana Tech 76 W. Carolina 75, Chattanooga 63 Wofford 92, VMI 53 MIDWEST Cleveland St. 80, Green Bay 79 Ill.-Chicago 70, IUPUI 65 Michigan St. 91, Maryland 61 Ohio St. 92, Iowa 81 Wichita St. 81, Houston 63 SOUTHWEST Old Dominion 82, Rice 75, OT Oral Roberts 76, Fort Wayne 60 ___

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    College Basketball Scores

    Thursday, Jan. 4EAST Fairleigh Dickinson 81, CCSU 77 Mount St. Mary's 96, Bryant 80 Robert Morris 80, St. Francis Brooklyn 79, OT St. Francis (Pa.) 85, LIU Brooklyn 68 Vermont 88, Mass.-Lowell 77 Wagner 69, Sacred Heart 63 SOUTH Austin Peay 75, UT Martin 69 Belmont 80, Tennessee Tech 67 E. Illinois 61, Morehead St. 52 ETSU 90, Samford 72 Furman 107, The Citadel 67 Georgia Southern 80, Arkansas St. 49 Georgia St. 73, UALR 64 Middle Tennessee 71, FIU 66, OT SIU-Edwardsville 85, E. Kentucky 82 Southern Miss. 85, UTEP 75 UAB 75, FAU 44 UTSA 78, Louisiana Tech 76 W. Carolina 75, Chattanooga 63 Wofford 92, VMI 53 MIDWEST Cleveland St. 80, Green Bay 79 Ill.-Chicago 70, IUPUI 65 Michigan St. 91, Maryland 61 Ohio St. 92, Iowa 81 Wichita St. 81, Houston 63 SOUTHWEST Old Dominion 82, Rice 75, OT Oral Roberts 76, Fort Wayne 60 ___

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    No. 11 Florida St. women jump out early, rout Clemson 69-47

    Nausia Woolfolk scored a career-high 18 points and No. 11 Florida State beat Clemson for the 17th straight time in a 69-47 rout

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    Robert Morris slips past St. Francis (BKN) in OT, 80-79

    Matty McConnell converted a three-point play with 10 seconds left in overtime to give Robert Morris a third-straight win to start the Northeast Conference season and post an 80-79 win over St. Francis (BKN)

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    Dixson, Ottey help UIC rally for 70-65 win over IUPUI

    Marcus Ottey and Dikembe Dixson scored 19 points apiece and Illinois-Chicago rallied from a 13-point deficit to beat IUPUI 70-65 and snap an 11-game road losing streak

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    BC-BKC--Ill.-Chicago-IUPUI Box

    BC-BKC--Ill.-Chicago-IUPUI Box ILL.-CHICAGO 70, IUPUI 65ILL.-CHICAGO (6-10) Blount 1-5 2-2 4, Dixson 5-13 9-11 19, Odiase 3-5 3-6 9, Ferguson 1-2 0-0 3, Ottey 7-9 5-6 19, Diggins 1-1 0-1 3, Wiley 0-1 0-0 0, Robinson 2-3 2-2 6, Matthews 0-1 1-2 1, Boahen 1-3 4-4 6. Totals 21-43 26-34 70. IUPUI (4-11) Brennan 6-12 6-7 18, Hall 4-10 2-6 10, Rogers 1-2 5-8 7, McCall 1-4 0-0 2, Patterson 4-14 0-0 8, Kirby 3-3 0-1 6, Goss 0-1 0-0 0, Henderson 3-12 0-0 8, Minnett 2-2 0-0 6. Totals 24-60 13-22 65. Halftime_IUPUI 41-34. 3-Point Goals_Ill.-Chicago 2-9 (Diggins 1-1, Ferguson 1-2, Robinson 0-1, Matthews 0-1, Dixson 0-1, Ottey 0-1, Blount 0-2), IUPUI 4-19 (Minnett 2-2, Henderson 2-8, Brennan 0-3, Patterson 0-6). Fouled Out_None. Rebounds_Ill.-Chicago 26 (Blount 7), IUPUI 25 (Hall 7). Assists_Ill.-Chicago 12 (Blount 4), IUPUI 13 (Rogers 6). Total Fouls_Ill.-Chicago 22, IUPUI 28. A_815 (6,500).

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    BC-BKC--Ill.-Chicago-IUPUI Long Box

    BC-BKC--Ill.-Chicago-IUPUI Long Box ILL.-CHICAGO 70, IUPUI 65FGFTRebILL.-CHICAGOMinM-AM-AO-TAPFPTSBlount351-52-22-7424Dixson375-139-110-32319Odiase173-53-61-2049Ferguson181-20-00-3233Ottey317-95-60-62419Robinson232-32-21-4046Boahen211-34-40-0026Matthews110-11-20-1101Diggins61-10-10-0103Wiley10-10-00-0000Totals20021-4326-344-26122270 Percentages: FG .488, FT .765. 3-Point Goals: 2-9, .222 (Diggins 1-1, Ferguson 1-2, Dixson 0-1, Matthews 0-1, Ottey 0-1, Robinson 0-1, Blount 0-2). Team Rebounds: 5. Team Turnovers: 17 (14 PTS). Blocked Shots: 5 (Odiase 4, Robinson). Turnovers: 17 (Ferguson 6, Blount 2, Boahen 2, Matthews 2, Robinson 2, Dixson, Odiase, Ottey). Steals: 7 (Ottey 3, Blount 2, Dixson, Matthews). Technical Fouls: None. FGFTRebIUPUIMinM-AM-AO-TAPFPTSBrennan336-126-71-61218Hall304-102-64-71410McCall251-40-01-3242Patterson274-140-01-2148Rogers331-25-80-4637Henderson243-120-00-1138Minnett122-20-00-0046Kirby93-30-10-1126Goss70-10-00-1020Totals20024-6013-227-25132865 Percentages: FG .400, FT .591. 3-Point Goals: 4-19, .211 (Minnett 2-2, Henderson 2-8, Brennan 0-3, Patterson 0-6). Team Rebounds: 7. Team Turnovers: 12 (24 PTS). Blocked Shots: 5 (Brennan 2, Patterson 2, McCall). Turnovers: 12 (Rogers 3, Brennan 2, Henderson 2, Kirby 2, Minnett 2, McCall). Steals: 9 (Henderson 3, Patterson 2, Brennan, Goss, Hall, McCall). Technical Fouls: None. Ill.-Chicago3436-70IUPUI4124-65 A_815 (6,500).

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    No. 19 Texas A&M women hold off Kentucky late, win 74-70

    Khaalia Hillsman scored 20 points and Danni Williams added 19 as No. 19 Texas A&M held off Kentucky's late surge for a 74-70 victory

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    SMU hires UConn offensive coordinator Rhett Lashlee

    SMU has hired Connecticut offensive coordinator Rhett Lashlee for the same position with the Mustangs

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    FILE - In this Dec. 10, 2017, file photo, Los Angeles Rams coach Sean McVay watches during the first half of the team's NFL football game against the Philadelphia Eagles in Los Angeles. McVay is now the youngest coach the make the postseason. The Rams face the Atlanta Falcons in a wild-card playoff game Saturday. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill, File)

    Bills, Jags, Titans, LA spectators no more as playoffs begin

    The NFL playoffs open this weekend with a few teams _ and cities _ that have been merely spectators in January for years

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    Arizona State adds Charlie Fisher as wide receivers coach

    Western Illinois head coach Charlie Fisher joined new Arizona State coach Herm Edwards' staff as wide receivers coach

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    Bears interview Vikings DC Edwards for coaching job

    The Chicago Bears say they have interviewed Minnesota Vikings defensive coordinator George Edwards for their coaching job

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    College Basketball Scores

    Thursday, Jan. 4EAST Fairleigh Dickinson 81, CCSU 77 St. Francis (Pa.) 85, LIU Brooklyn 68 Vermont 88, Mass.-Lowell 77 SOUTH E. Illinois 61, Morehead St. 52 UAB 75, FAU 44 Wofford 92, VMI 53 MIDWEST Wichita St. 81, Houston 63 ___

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    Stevenson goalie Elias Sandholm has been a large presence in net since transferring from Sweden.

    Sandholm fitting fine in Stevenson’s big picture

    Elias Sandholm, a transfer student from Sweden, is thriving as a senior goalie for Stevenson’s hockey team.

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    Carlijn Schoutens reacts after competing in the women's 5,000 meters during the U.S. Olympic long track speedskating trials, Thursday, Jan. 4, 2018, in Milwaukee. (AP Photo/John Locher)

    Dutch treat: Schoutens earns 2nd Olympic speedskating spot

    Carlijn Schoutens won the 5,000 meters at the U.S. speedskating trials, earning a second Olympic berth to go with the 3,000

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    Oklahoma's Orlando Brown speaks during an NCAA college football news conference, Friday, Dec. 29, 2017, in Los Angeles. Oklahoma plays Georgia in the Rose Bowl on New Year's Day. (Bob Andres/Atlanta Journal-Constitution via AP)

    Oklahoma stars Brown, Andrews to enter the NFL draft

    Oklahoma stars Orlando Brown, Mark Andrews to enter the NFL draft

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    Minnesota Vikings defensive coordinator George Edwards Thursday became the second candidate to interview with GM Ryan Pace for the Bears’ head-coaching vacancy.

    Bears coaching search continues with interview of Vikings DC

    Minnesota Vikings defensive coordinator George Edwards Thursday became the second candidate to interview with GM Ryan Pace for the Bears’ head-coaching vacancy.

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    Goodwin leads Eastern Illinois to first OVC win, 61-52

    Montell Goodwin made four 3-pointers and scored 20 points with five assists as Eastern Illinois defeated Morgan State for its first win in Ohio Valley Conference play

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    FILE - In this Nov. 19, 2017, file photo, Jacksonville Jaguars running back Leonard Fournette (27) rushes against the Cleveland Browns during the first half of an NFL football game in Cleveland. Fournette finished eighth in the NFL and fifth in the AFC in rushing despite missing three games. He averaged 3.9 yards a carry against the most eight- and nine-man boxes in the NFL. His average was buoyed by touchdown runs of 90 and 75 yards in consecutive games. (AP Photo/Ron Schwane, File)

    Jags rookie Fournette buys Rolex watches for offensive line

    Leonard Fournette's thousand-yard season is costing him thousands

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    FILE - In this Oct. 19, 2014, file photo, Jacksonville Jaguars team owner Shad Khan watches players warm up before an NFL football game against the Cleveland Browns in Jacksonville, Fla. Khan felt the organization “lacked football IQ” in previous years. So Khan hired two-time Super Bowl-winning coach Tom Coughlin to handle football-related decisions. With Coughlin calling the shots, the Jaguars made the postseason for the first time since 2007 and will host a playoff game for the first time since January 2000. (AP Photo/Stephen B. Morton, File)

    Jaguars owner praises Tom Coughlin, backs Blake Bortles

    Jaguars owner praises Tom Coughlin, backs Blake Bortles, says, 'Maybe we're not the biggest idiot on the football block'

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    Charles' 24 leads No. 13 Maryland women past No. 18 Iowa

    Kaila Charles had 12 of her 24 points in the first quarter, Blair Watson had nine of her 13 in the fourth quarter and No. 13 Maryland took control early to defeat No. 18 Iowa in a Big Ten showdown

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    BC-BKC--E. Illinois-Morehead St. Box

    BC-BKC--E. Illinois-Morehead St. Box E. ILLINOIS 61, MOREHEAD ST. 52E. ILLINOIS (5-9) Dama 4-9 2-3 10, Goodwin 6-17 4-4 20, Smith 0-3 2-4 2, Starks 6-13 2-4 15, Crossland 1-7 0-1 2, Jones 0-1 0-0 0, Diallo 1-1 0-0 2, Koch 2-5 0-0 6, J.Green 1-2 1-2 4, Chavers 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 21-58 11-18 61. MOREHEAD ST. (4-10) M.Green 3-6 0-0 6, Harris 7-14 2-2 17, Cooper 0-2 0-0 0, Walker 2-5 2-4 8, Henson 1-8 2-2 5, Baker 0-0 0-0 0, King 4-7 0-0 8, Thompson 0-2 0-0 0, Hicks 1-3 6-7 8. Totals 18-47 12-15 52. Halftime_E. Illinois 29-21. 3-Point Goals_E. Illinois 8-22 (Goodwin 4-9, Koch 2-5, Starks 1-1, J.Green 1-2, Smith 0-2, Crossland 0-3), Morehead St. 4-19 (Walker 2-4, Henson 1-4, Harris 1-5, Hicks 0-1, King 0-1, Cooper 0-2, Thompson 0-2). Fouled Out_None. Rebounds_E. Illinois 34 (Goodwin, Crossland 6), Morehead St. 29 (Harris 9). Assists_E. Illinois 13 (Goodwin 5), Morehead St. 8 (Hicks 5). Total Fouls_E. Illinois 11, Morehead St. 14. A_1,855 (6,500).

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    BC-BKC--E. Illinois-Morehead St. Long Box

    BC-BKC--E. Illinois-Morehead St. Long Box E. ILLINOIS 61, MOREHEAD ST. 52FGFTRebE. ILLINOISMinM-AM-AO-TAPFPTSDama334-92-34-51310Goodwin376-174-42-65220Smith220-32-40-5202Crossland321-70-12-6102Starks286-132-42-51215Koch272-50-00-3226Diallo111-10-01-3012J.Green51-21-20-0004Jones50-10-01-1110Chavers--0-00-00-0000Totals20021-5811-1812-34131161 Percentages: FG .362, FT .611. 3-Point Goals: 8-22, .364 (Goodwin 4-9, Koch 2-5, Starks 1-1, J.Green 1-2, Smith 0-2, Crossland 0-3). Team Rebounds: 6. Team Turnovers: 7 (6 PTS). Blocked Shots: 2 (Dama, Diallo). Turnovers: 7 (Crossland 2, Dama 2, Goodwin, Jones, Starks). Steals: 5 (Goodwin 2, Koch 2, Smith). Technical Fouls: None. FGFTRebMOREHEAD ST.MinM-AM-AO-TAPFPTSM.Green223-60-01-6036Harris257-142-22-90117Cooper160-20-00-1210Henson391-82-20-1015Walker232-52-40-2148Hicks291-36-70-0528King254-70-01-8018Thompson130-20-00-0010Baker80-00-00-2000Totals20018-4712-154-2981452 Percentages: FG .383, FT .800. 3-Point Goals: 4-19, .211 (Walker 2-4, Henson 1-4, Harris 1-5, Hicks 0-1, King 0-1, Cooper 0-2, Thompson 0-2). Team Rebounds: 2. Team Turnovers: 10 (5 PTS). Blocked Shots: 6 (King 2, Henson, Hicks, M.Green, Walker). Turnovers: 10 (Walker 4, Hicks 2, King 2, Harris, Henson). Steals: 2 (Henson, Thompson). Technical Fouls: None. E. Illinois2932-61Morehead St.2131-52 A_1,855 (6,500).

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    College Basketball Scores

    Thursday, Jan. 4SOUTH E. Illinois 61, Morehead St. 52 ___

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    AP source: Dolphins hire Washburn as offensive line coach

    Person familiar with situation says Dolphins hire Washburn as offensive line coach

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    Father of Steelers star Shazier says injured LB is improving

    The father of Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker Ryan Shazier says his son has made significant progress since suffering a spinal injury in Cincinnati last month

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    Doug Baldwin replaces Larry Fitzgerald on Pro Bowl roster

    Seattle Seahawks wide receiver Doug Baldwin was added to the Pro Bowl roster to replace injured Arizona Cardinals wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald

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    Winter storm delays New York Giants' search for coach

    The New York Giants' coaching search was delayed by a winter storm that dumped nearly a 1 1/2 feet of snow on some New Jersey shore towns

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    Stanford DL Harrison Phillips to enter NFL draft

    Stanford defensive lineman Harrison Phillips will bypass his final year of eligibility to enter the NFL draft

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    FILE - In this photo taken Feb. 5, 2017, file photo, , Atlanta Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan reacts after losing Super Bowl 51 as the screen flashes New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady and confetti flies in Houston. Seven of the 12 teams that are in the NFL playoffs have never won the big game, matching the largest group of playoff-bound squads with not-so-Super pedigrees since the 1999 season. (Curtis Compton/Atlanta Journal-Constitution via AP, File)

    NFL Playoffs: Plenty of teams with not-so-Super pedigrees

    The Atlanta Falcons' claim to fame is the crushing way they lost a Super Bowl, but they're hardly alone in these playoffs

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    Matt LaFleur sees similarities between Rams and Falcons

    Rams offensive coordinator Matt LaFleur is focused on trying to make sure Los Angeles can match the Falcons score for score if it comes to that during their playoff game

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    Winner of the African Player of the Year award Mohamed Salah, center, Sadio Mane of Senegal, left, and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang of Gabon, right, attend a news conference after at the Confederation of African Football awards ceremony in Accra, Ghana, Thursday Jan. 4, 2018. Salah won the award for success on all fronts in 2017 for the Egypt forward after he inspired his country to a long-awaited World Cup place and had a phenomenal start to his career at Liverpool. (AP Photo/Christian Thompson)

    Egypt's Mohamed Salah wins African Player of the Year

    Mohamed Sala of Liverpool and Egypt wins African Player of the Year award

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    Chiefs to hold training camp at Missouri Western in 2018

    The Chiefs and Missouri Western State University agreed to a deal that will keep the NFL franchise on the school's campus for training camp next season and potentially beyond

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    Tottenham's Son Heung-min celebrates after scoring his side's first goal during the English Premier League soccer match between Tottenham Hotspur and West Ham United at Wembley Stadium in London, Thursday, Jan. 4, 2018. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth)

    Son saves Spurs with long-range equalizer against West Ham

    A powerful long-range strike by Son Heung-min salvaged a 1-1 draw for Tottenham against West Ham at the climax of a packed festive Premier League program

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    FILE - In this March 2, 2017, file photo, Los Angeles Chargers general manager Tom Telesco speaks at a news conference at the NFL football scouting combine in Indianapolis. Telesco thinks the Chargers are starting to make themselves at home. Telesco is thoroughly pleased by his team’s resilience during a tumultuous relocation season that began with a rocky 0-4 start ended with the Bolts as one of the NFL’s best teams. (AP Photo/Gregory Payan, File)

    GM Telesco proud of Chargers' progress in relocation season

    General manager Tom Telesco thinks the Los Angeles Chargers are starting to make themselves at home

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    Brazil's Bellucci gets 5-month ban for doping

    Brazilian tennis player Thomaz Bellucci gets five-month suspension for doping

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    Donte Williams named Ducks outside linebackers coach

    The Oregon Ducks have hired Donte Williams to be their outside linebackers coach

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    FILE - In this Sunday, Dec. 24, 2017, file photo, New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady celebrates a touchdown by running back Dion Lewis during the second half of an NFL football game against the Buffalo Bills,, in Foxborough, Mass. Brady and the Patriots again top the AFC playoff field. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa, File)

    Brady, Patriots again top the AFC playoff field

    Tom Brady and the New England Patriots again top the AFC playoff field in a year were there are three newcomers

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    AP source: Washington State DC Grinch leaving for Ohio State

    A person with knowledge of the decision says Washington State defensive coordinator Alex Grinch is leaving the Cougars and joining Ohio State as an assistant coach

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    LSU AD expected schools to seek out coordinator Dave Aranda

    LSU Athletic Director Joe Alleva says university officials anticipated efforts by other college football programs to lure away second-year defensive coordinator Dave Aranda and were prepared to respond

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    FILE - In this Oct. 8, 2017 file photo, Egypt's Mohamed Salah celebrates after defeating Congo during the 2018 World Cup group E qualifying soccer match at the Borg El Arab Stadium in Alexandria, Egypt. Salah, one of the hottest soccer players in the world right now, was once rejected by his local team. That he succeeded anyway is being latched onto by fellow Egyptians as a sign of hope for a country for years mired by political instability and violence, deadly terrorist attacks and an economic crisis. (AP Photo/Nariman El-Mofty, File)

    Salah's success offers hope in Egypt to fans and authorities

    Success of Liverpool star Mohamed Salah offers hope in Egypt to fans and authorities

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    FILE - In this Sunday, Dec. 24, 2017, file photo, Carolina Panthers' Cam Newton (1) signals his first down in the middle of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers defense during the first half of an NFL football game in Charlotte, N.C. Carolina has three times run for more than 200 yards in a game this season, and that bodes well for the playoffs where the ground game is magnified. (AP Photo/Bob Leverone, File)

    Panthers hoping playoff experience pays off in postseason

    When it comes to the playoffs, the Carolina Panthers have been there, done that

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    Over his past four games, Chicago Bulls forward Lauri Markkanen Markkanen has averaged 21.0 points, 9.0 rebounds and shot 53 percent from the field.

    Markkanen hits a high point with best four-game stretch of season

    Chicago Bulls rookie Lauri Markkanen has been through some NBA shooting slumps this season, but he also just completed his most successful four-game stretch of the season.

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    Zach LaVine is traveling with the Bulls this weekend and could make his season debut next week, if all goes well.

    Bulls hoping for no interruptions once LaVine makes his season debut

    Cleveland’s Isaiah Thomas made his season debut on Tuesday, then sat out the following night. The Chicago Bulls face a similar situation with Zach LaVine and are hoping there won’t be any interruptions when he finally plays.

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    Cincinnati Bengals NFL football offensive coordinator Bill Lazor, right, speaks alongside head coach Marvin Lewis during a news conference following an announcement that they will remain in their positions for an additional two seasons, Wednesday, Jan. 3, 2018, in Cincinnati. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)

    Lazor gets chance to resurrect Bengals' league-worst offense

    Bill Lazor will stay as offensive coordinator for Bengals and oversee a major overhaul

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    Islanders sign D Scott Mayfield to 5-year contract extension

    The New York Islanders have signed defenseman Scott Mayfield to a five-year contract extension through the 2023-24 season

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    Panthers-Saints Capsule

    Panthers-Saints Capsule

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    Barcelona's Ousmane Dembele chases the ball during a Copa del Rey round of 16, 1st leg soccer match between Celta and Barcelona at the Balaidos stadium in Vigo, Spain, Thursday Jan. 4, 2018. (AP Photo/Lalo R. Villar)

    Dembele returns for Barcelona in 1-1 draw at Celta in Copa

    Ousmane Dembele made his return from a long injury layoff as a second-half substitute in Barcelona's 1-1 draw at Celta Vigo in the Copa del Rey

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    Bills-Jaguars Capsule

    Bills-Jaguars Capsule

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    FILE - In this Jan. 11, 2016, file photo, Alabama's Rashaan Evans (32) sacks Clemson quarterback Deshaun Watson during the second half of the NCAA college football playoff championship game in Glendale, Ariz. Evans, the star of Alabama's injury-depleted group, has had a big season on the field and graduated off it. He's also shined in the past two national title games (AP Photo/Chris Carlson, File)

    Alabama's Rashaan Evans hoping for another big title game

    Alabama's Rashaan Evans has saved his best for the last game two years running

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    FILE - In this Dec. 31, 2017, file photo, Philadelphia Eagles' Nick Foles (9) throws a pass over Dallas Cowboys' DeMarcus Lawrence (90) during the first half of an NFL football game in Philadelphia. The Eagles earned the top seed in the NFC playoffs for the first time since 2004. (AP Photo/Chris Szagola, File)

    Topsy-turvy NFC playoff field: 5 newcomers plus Falcons

    NFC playoff field features 5 new teams and defending conference champion Falcons

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    In this Wednesday, Jan. 3, 2018 photo, Blair Cruikshank talks to a reporter during the U.S. Olympic long track speedskating trials in Milwaukee. There's a new Blair in speedskating. And she's the teenage daughter of Olympic speedskating star Bonnie Blair. Blair Cruikshank competes in the 500 meters at the U.S. Olympic trials on Friday. (AP Photo/Morry Gash)

    New Blair on big oval: Bonnie's daughter is a speedskater

    New Blair on big oval: Daughter of Olympic champion Bonnie Blair takes up mom's old sport

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    FILE - In this Sunday, Dec. 31, 2017, file photo, Tennessee Titans free safety Kevin Byard (31) celebrates with Wesley Woodyard (59) and Ben Jones (60) after intercepting a pass against the Jacksonville Jaguars to stop their final drive in the last seconds of the fourth quarter in an NFL football game in Nashville, Tenn. Bayard heads into his first playoff game Saturday in Kansas City leading the NFL in takeaways with 10 and tied for the league-lead with eight interceptions. (AP Photo/Mark Zaleski, File)

    Scoring on Titans safety's bucket list after 8 interceptions

    Scoring on Titans safety Kevin Byard's bucket list after 8 interceptions

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    Top-seeded Thiem reaches Qatar Open semifinals

    Top-seeded Dominic Thiem of Austria came through with a 7-5, 6-4 win against tenacious Greek qualifier Stefanos Tsitsipas to reach the semifinals of the Qatar Open

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    FILE - In this Sunday, Dec. 24, 2017, file photo, New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady celebrates a touchdown by running back Dion Lewis during the second half of an NFL football game against the Buffalo Bills,, in Foxborough, Mass. Brady and the Patriots again top the AFC playoff field. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa, File)

    Brady, Patriots again top the AFC playoff field

    Tom Brady and the New England Patriots again top the AFC playoff field in a year were there are three newcomers

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    FILE - In this April 26, 2013, file photo, Los Angeles Angels bench coach Rob Picciolo stands on the field during batting practice before a baseball game against the Seattle Mariners in Seattle. Picciolo, a former major league player who later coached with the San Diego Padres and Los Angeles Angels, died Monday, Jan. 1, 2018, of a heart attack, the Padres said Thursday, Jan. 4, 2018. He was 64. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren, File)

    Former big leaguer, coach Rob Picciolo dies at 64

    Rob Picciolo, a former major league player who later coached with the San Diego Padres and Los Angeles Angels, has died at age 64

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    Pro Picks looking to beat the spread in playoffs

    Pro Picks enters postseason with mighty record straight up. Against the spread is another matter

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    Titans-Chiefs Capsule

    Titans-Chiefs Capsule

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    Kira Couch and Caitlin Holzer, both Naperville North High School grads, plan to shave their heads Saturday to raise money for childhood cancer research.

    Editorial: Finding purpose through special efforts at charity

    A Daily Herald editorial notes how people find purpose through the myriad ways in which they raise money and awareness for the causes they cherish.

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    Far from disappearing, dossier investigation intensifies

    Columnist Byron York: House Intelligence Committee chairman Devin Nunes has issued a subpoena to David Kramer, a former State Department official who, in late November 2016, traveled to London to receive a briefing and a copy of the Trump dossier from its author, former British spy Christopher Steele.

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    Queen Carlson wins again
    Columnist Kathleen Parker: After recent revelations that the CEO of the Miss America Organization and its pageant scriptwriter were talking trash about past winners, the board fired them both and installed Gretchen Carlson, a former Miss America 1989 and Fox News anchor, as its new chairwoman.

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    Publicize IV bag shortage
    A Mundelein letter to the editor: There is a shortage of IV bags in the Baxter plant that makes most of the IVs in this country, being devastated by the hurricane that destroyed Puerto Rico.

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    Congress sold out seniors
    An Inverness letter to the editor: In response to the chaos that he helped create regarding our property taxes, U.S. Rep. Peter Roskam issued a statement that said: “We’re going to be navigating some of these changes together as different circumstances arise.“

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    Beware the ‘windfall’ of early tax payments
    A Geneva letter to the editor: I see Maria Pappas says that the early payment of over $500 million is a tremendous windfall to the local governments.

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