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    FILE - In this Jan. 27, 2016, file photo, Victoria Azarenka of Belarus wraps an ice towel around her neck during a break in her quarterfinal match against Angelique Kerber of Germany at the Australian Open tennis championships in Melbourne, Australia. Two-time champion Azarenka has withdrawn from the 2018 Australian Open, with her wildcard entry to the season's first major reallocated to Ajla Tomljanovic, Australian Open organizers announced in a social media post Monday, Jan. 8, 2018, a week before the tournament begins. (AP Photo/Vincent Thian, File)

    Former champion Azarenka withdraws from Australian Open

    Two-time champion Victoria Azarenka has withdrawn from the Australian Open, with her wild-card entry reallocated to Ajla Tomljanovic of Croatia

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    Portland Trail Blazers guard Pat Connaughton drives to the basket against the San Antonio Spurs during the first half of an NBA basketball game in Portland, Ore., Sunday, Jan. 7, 2018. (AP Photo/Craig Mitchelldyer)

    McCollum's floater gives Portland a 111-110 win over Spurs

    CJ McCollum hit a floater with 5.9 seconds left to give the Portland Trail Blazers a 111-110 victory over the San Antonio Spurs on Friday night with both teams short-handed

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    Pittsburgh Penguins' Evgeni Malkin (71) cannot get his stick on a rebound in front of Boston Bruins goaltender Tuukka Rask (40) during the first period of an NHL hockey game in Pittsburgh, Sunday, Jan. 7, 2018. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)

    Malkin's overtime goal rallies Penguins to win over Bruins

    Evgeni Malkin got his second goal of the game at 2:51 of overtime to rally the Pittsburgh Penguins to a 6-5 victory over the Boston Bruins

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    No. 9 Oregon beats No. 14 UCLA, remains undefeated in Pac-12

    Ruthy Hebard scored 19 points, Sabrina Ionescu had 18 and Maite Cazorla 17 in No. 9 Oregon's 70-61 victory over No. 14 UCLA

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    Los Angeles Lakers guard Lonzo Ball dunks during the first half of the team's NBA basketball game against the Charlotte Hornets, Friday, Jan. 5, 2018, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

    LaVar Ball tells ESPN Walton has lost Lakers; coaches react

    LaVar Ball says Luke Walton has lost the Los Angeles Lakers, comments he made to ESPN that quickly elicited angry reactions around the NBA

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    Just before Thanksgiving, Joe Morgan sent a letter to Baseball Hall of Fame voters with a plea that they keep performance enhancers far from Cooperstown.

    Rozner: Familiar battle lines drawn for Baseball HOF vote

    The Baseball Hall of Fame election has brought louder screaming than ever — from both sides of the aisle.

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    Jacksonville Jaguars defensive end Carroll Phillips (59) and defensive tackle Marcell Dareus (99) celebrate during the final moments of an NFL wild-card playoff football game against the Buffalo Bills, Sunday, Jan. 7, 2018, in Jacksonville, Fla. (AP Photo/Stephen B. Morton)

    Jaguars beat Bills 10-3 in ugly, sometimes unwatchable game

    Blake Bortles put together one decent drive all day, doing as much with his legs as his arm, and the defensive-minded Jacksonville Jaguars eked out an ugly and sometimes unwatchable 10-3 victory against the Buffalo Bills in an AFC wild-card game.

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    Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton (1) carries between New Orleans Saints defensive tackle Tyeler Davison (95) and defensive end Cameron Jordan (94) in the first half of an NFL football game in New Orleans, Sunday, Jan. 7, 2018. (AP Photo/Butch Dill)

    Brees, defensive stand, help Saints survive Panthers, 31-26

    Drew Brees passed for 376 yards and two touchdowns, and the New Orleans Saints defense held of Carolina's late comeback bid to seal a 31-26 victory in their NFC wild-card game.

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    College Basketball Scores

    Sunday, Jan. 7EAST Delaware 96, UNC-Wilmington 76 Elon 89, Hofstra 76 Iona 84, Fairfield 65 Niagara 86, Marist 70 Northeastern 80, James Madison 67 Rider 82, Manhattan 76 Siena 65, Canisius 62 St. Peter's 84, Quinnipiac 58 Towson 73, Coll. of Charleston 62 William & Mary 85, Drexel 63 SOUTH Davidson 86, George Mason 59 Maryland 91, Iowa 73 Miami 80, Florida St. 74 UCF 60, Temple 39 MIDWEST Cincinnati 76, SMU 56 Illinois St. 72, Missouri St. 68 Loyola of Chicago 56, N. Iowa 50 N. Kentucky 56, Detroit 54 Ohio St. 80, Michigan St. 64 Wichita St. 95, South Florida 57 Wright St. 86, Oakland 81, OT FAR WEST Arizona St. 80, Utah 77 UC Santa Barbara 65, UC Riverside 57 ___

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    Phoenix Suns forward Josh Jackson (20) drives on Oklahoma City Thunder guard Raymond Felton in the second half during an NBA basketball game, Sunday, Jan. 7, 2018, in Phoenix. The Suns defeated the Thunder 114-100. (AP Photo/Rick Scuteri)

    Reserves Bender, Jackson help Suns beat Thunder 114-100

    Dragan Bender scored 17 of his career-high 20 points in the second half, Josh Jackson had 17 points and 10 rebounds in his first career double-double as the Phoenix reserves helped the Suns beat the Oklahoma City Thunder 114-100 on Sunday night

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    Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton (1) is sacked on forth down late in the second half of an NFL football game against the New Orleans Saints in New Orleans, Sunday, Jan. 7, 2018. The Saints won 36-21. (AP Photo/Butch Dill)

    Panthers unable to convert pivotal plays in playoff loss

    Cam Newton and the Carolina Panthers had a first down at the New Orleans Saints 21 with 41 seconds left and a chance for a winning touchdown

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    Montreal Canadiens' Paul Byron (41) celebrates with teammates Tomas Plekanec (14) Brendan Gallagher (11) and Karl Alzner (22) after scoring against Vancouver Canucks goaltender Anders Nilsson during the third period of an NHL hockey game in Montreal, Sunday, Jan. 7, 2018. (Graham Hughes/The Canadian Press via AP)

    Canadiens score 3 third-period goals to beat Canucks 5-2

    Brendan Gallagher broke a tie midway through the third period, and Carey Price made 34 saves in the Montreal Canadiens' 5-2 victory over the Vancouver Canucks

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    Shaun Nua joins Herm Edwards' staff at Arizona State

    Shaun Nua joined new Arizona State coach Herm Edwards' staff Sunday as defensive line coach

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    Maryland forward Bruno Fernando, top, of Angola, dunks on Iowa forwards Nicholas Baer (51) and Luka Garza in the second half of an NCAA college basketball game in College Park, Md., Sunday, Jan. 7, 2018. Fernando contributed a team-high 21 points to Maryland's 91-73 win. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

    Maryland uses second-half surge to beat Iowa 91-73

    Freshman Bruno Fernando scored a career-high 21 points, Anthony Cowan Jr. added 15 and Maryland beat Iowa 91-73 to keep the Hawkeyes winless in the Big Ten

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    Tampa Bay Lightning defenseman Dan Girardi (5) celebrates his goal against the Detroit Red Wings with J.T. Brown, left, and Alex Killorn, right, in the first period of an NHL hockey game Sunday, Jan. 7, 2018, in Detroit. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)

    Lightning beat Red Wings 5-2, ending streaks for both teams

    Dan Girardi scored and assisted on a goal in the first period before blocking a shot above the shoulders in the second period and leaving the Tampa Bay Lightning's 5-2 win over the Detroit Red Wings 5-2

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    New York Knicks guard Jarrett Jack (55) battles Dallas Mavericks guard Dennis Smith Jr. (1) for space during the first half of an NBA basketball game Sunday, Jan. 7, 2018, in Dallas. (AP Photo/Brandon Wade)

    Porzingis, Jack help Knicks edge Mavs to end skid at 3

    Kristaps Porzingis scored 29 points and Jarrett Jack made the tiebreaking basket with 31.2 seconds left as the New York Knicks beat the Dallas Mavericks 100-96

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    Jacksonville Jaguars defensive end Yannick Ngakoue (91) tries to stop Buffalo Bills quarterback Tyrod Taylor who scrambles from the pocket in the first half of an NFL wild-card playoff football game, Sunday, Jan. 7, 2018, in Jacksonville, Fla. (AP Photo/Stephen B. Morton)

    Ngakoue says Incognito used "weak racist slurs" during game

    Jacksonville Jaguars defensive end Yannick Ngakoue says Buffalo Bills guard Richie Incognito used "weak racist slurs" during their playoff game Sunday

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    Tennessee DT McKenzie says on Instagram he's entering draft

    Tennessee junior defensive tackle Kahlil McKenzie posts on Instagram that he's entering the NFL draft

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    Top 25 Capsules

    Top 25 Capsules

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    Do the Chicago Bulls think Nikola Mirotic, left, and Lauri Markkanen, far right, can play together or are they redundant? That’s just one of the decisions the team must make in the coming weeks.

    Chicago Bulls have important decisions to make at halfway mark of season

    The Bulls will reach the season’s halfway point on Monday when Houston visits the United Center. Between the team’s unexpected success and the imminent return of Zach LaVine, there will be important decisions in the weeks ahead.

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    College Basketball Scores

    Sunday, Jan. 7EAST Delaware 96, UNC-Wilmington 76 Elon 89, Hofstra 76 Iona 84, Fairfield 65 Niagara 86, Marist 70 Northeastern 80, James Madison 67 Rider 82, Manhattan 76 Siena 65, Canisius 62 St. Peter's 84, Quinnipiac 58 Towson 73, Coll. of Charleston 62 William & Mary 85, Drexel 63 SOUTH Davidson 86, George Mason 59 Miami 80, Florida St. 74 UCF 60, Temple 39 MIDWEST Cincinnati 76, SMU 56 Illinois St. 72, Missouri St. 68 Loyola of Chicago 56, N. Iowa 50 N. Kentucky 56, Detroit 54 Ohio St. 80, Michigan St. 64 Wichita St. 95, South Florida 57 Wright St. 86, Oakland 81, OT FAR WEST UC Santa Barbara 65, UC Riverside 57 ___

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    Central Florida football players celebrate during the a parade at Walt Disney World in the Magic Kingdom on Sunday, Jan. 7, 2018, in Orlando, Fla. (Jacob Langston/Orlando Sentinel via AP)

    UCF celebrates self-proclaimed national title at Disney

    Unbeaten UCF celebrates its self-proclaimed national championship with a parade at Disney World

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    Brian Hansen leads the group of skaters as he competes in the men's mass start race during the U.S. Olympic long track speedskating trials, Sunday, Jan. 7, 2018, in Milwaukee. (AP Photo/John Locher)

    Medal favorite Joey Mantia secures spot in mass start

    Joey Mantia's fifth-place finish in the mass start at the U.S. speedskating trials secured his spot in the event at the Olympics, where the reigning world champion will be a medal favorite

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    Columbus Blue Jackets' Josh Anderson, left, tries to take the puck away from Florida Panthers' Mark Pysyk during the second period of an NHL hockey game Sunday, Jan. 7, 2018, in Columbus, Ohio. (AP Photo/Jay LaPrete)

    Anderson lifts Blue Jackets past Panthers in shootout

    Josh Anderson scored the deciding goal in the eighth round of the shootout, lifting the Columbus Blue Jackets to a 3-2 victory over the Florida Panthers

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    Madison Hubbell, left, and Zachary Donahue perform during the free dance event at the U.S. Figure Skating Championships in San Jose, Calif., Sunday, Jan. 7, 2018. (AP Photo/Tony Avelar)

    Hubbell, Donohue pull off ice dancing upset over Shibutanis

    With an entertaining and seductive performance that could practically have melted the ice, Madison Hubbell and Zachary Donohue pulled off an ice dancing upset to close the U.S. Figure Skating championships Sunday with a surprising national title

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    San Antonio Spurs forward Kawhi Leonard (2) scores as Phoenix Suns center Alex Len (21) and guard Devin Booker (1) defend during the first half of an NBA basketball game Friday, Jan. 5, 2018, in San Antonio. San Antonio won 103-89. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)

    Kawhi Leonard has partial tear in left shoulder

    San Antonio Spurs coach Gregg Popovich forward Kawhi Leonard has a "partial tear" in his left shoulder

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    FILE - In this Feb. 7, 2017, file photo, New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady holds up a Super Bowl trophy along with head coach Bill Belichick, right, and team owner Robert Kraft, left, during a rally in Boston to celebrate a 34-28 win over the Atlanta Falcons in the NFL Super Bowl 51 football game in Houston. The Patriots say a report suggesting a rift involving Kraft, Belichick and Brady is "flat-out inaccurate." The three released a joint statement Friday, Jan. 5, 2018, hours after an ESPN report, citing undisclosed sources, detailed an array of tension. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola, File)

    The Patriots are rested, recharged and rankled

    The New England Patriots are rested and rankled as they await the Tennessee Titans next weekend

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    New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees (9) passes in the first half of an NFL football game against the Carolina Panthers in New Orleans, Sunday, Jan. 7, 2018. (AP Photo/Butch Dill)

    NFL Today, Wild-Card Playoffs

    NFL Today, Wild-Card Playoffs

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    Goodwin, Jensen lead No. 20 Oklahoma St women over Oklahoma

    Loryn Goodwin scored 31 points with eight rebounds and five assists to help lead No. 20 Oklahoma State to a 96-82 victory over rival Oklahoma

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    New Orleans Saints defensive end Cameron Jordan (94) celebrates a defensive stop in the second half of an NFL football gamemagainst the Carolina Panthers in New Orleans, Sunday, Jan. 7, 2018. (AP Photo/Bill Feig)

    The Latest: Brees, Saints hold off Panthers 31-26

    Drew Brees passed for 376 yards and two touchdowns, and the New Orleans Saints held off Carolina's late comeback bid to seal a 31-26 victory in their NFC wild-card game.

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    New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees (9) passes in the first half of an NFL football game against the Carolina Panthers in New Orleans, Sunday, Jan. 7, 2018. (AP Photo/Bill Feig)

    NFL Playoff Capsules

    NFL Playoff Capsules

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    College Basketball Scores

    Sunday, Jan. 7EAST Delaware 96, UNC-Wilmington 76 Elon 89, Hofstra 76 Iona 84, Fairfield 65 Niagara 86, Marist 70 Northeastern 80, James Madison 67 Rider 82, Manhattan 76 Siena 65, Canisius 62 St. Peter's 84, Quinnipiac 58 Towson 73, Coll. of Charleston 62 William & Mary 85, Drexel 63 SOUTH Davidson 86, George Mason 59 UCF 60, Temple 39 MIDWEST Illinois St. 72, Missouri St. 68 Loyola of Chicago 56, N. Iowa 50 N. Kentucky 56, Detroit 54 Ohio St. 80, Michigan St. 64 Wichita St. 95, South Florida 57 Wright St. 86, Oakland 81, OT FAR WEST UC Santa Barbara 65, UC Riverside 57 ___

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    Chicago Blackhawks goalie Anton Forsberg, left, blocks a shot by Edmonton Oilers center Connor McDavid during the first period of an NHL hockey game Sunday, Jan. 7, 2018, in Chicago.

    Chicago Blackhawks’ Forsberg comes back strong

    Anton Forsberg comes up big early and posts his second victory of the season during the Chicago Blackhawks’ 4-1 victory over Edmonton on Sunday.

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    Robinson, Bunn combine to score 39, Colorado beats UW 66-61

    Alexis Robinson scored 22 points, Janea Bunn added 17 and Colorado secured a 66-61 comeback victory against Washington, holding off a late surge by the Huskies

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    Chicago Blackhawks right wing Alex DeBrincat (12) celebrates with teammates after scoring a goal during the first period of an NHL hockey game against the Edmonton Oilers, Sunday, Jan. 7, 2018, in Chicago.

    A little ‘puck luck’ helps Blackhawks beat Oilers

    The Blackhawks beat the Edmonton Oilers 4-1 at the United Center on Sunday behind strong goaltending from Anton Forsberg and goals by Nick Schmaltz, Alex DeBrincat, Brandon Saad and Jordan Oesterle.

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    Jacksonville Jaguars defensive end Yannick Ngakoue, right, draws a penalty by hitting Buffalo Bills quarterback Tyrod Taylor (5) with helmet-to-helmet contact in the first half of an NFL wild-card playoff football game, Sunday, Jan. 7, 2018, in Jacksonville, Fla. (AP Photo/Stephen B. Morton)

    Jaguars defense shines in ugly, 10-3 victory against Bills

    The Jacksonville Jaguars used another defensive gem to beat Buffalo 10-3 in an AFC wild-card game and set up a rematch against Pittsburgh

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    Winnipeg Jets' Matt Hendricks (15), Nikolaj Ehlers (27) and Dustin Byfuglien (33) congratulate goaltender Connor Hellebuyck (37) after they defeated the San Jose Sharks in an NHL hockey game in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Sunday, Jan. 7, 2018. (Trevor Hagan/The Canadian Press via AP)

    Mathieu Perreault scores twice to help Jets beat Sharks 4-1

    Mathieu Perreault scored twice, Connor Hellebuyck made 31 saves and the Winnipeg Jets beat the San Jose Sharks 4-1 to extend their home winning streak to five games

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    Washington Capitals left wing Alex Ovechkin (8), from Russia, right wing Brett Connolly (10), center Nicklas Backstrom (19), from Sweden, and right wing T.J. Oshie (77) celebrate Backstrom's game-winning goal in the overtime portion of an NHL hockey game against the St. Louis Blues, Sunday, Jan. 7, 2018, in Washington. The Capitals won 4-3 in overtime. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

    Backstrom, Ovechkin power Capitals past Blues, 4-3 in OT

    Nicklas Backstrom scored at 4:17 of overtime and Alex Ovechkin had a power-play goal and an assist to help the Washington Capitals beat the St. Louis Blues 4-3

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    Jacksonville Jaguars defensive end Calais Campbell, top, stops Buffalo Bills running back LeSean McCoy (25) after short gain in the first half of an NFL wild-card playoff football game, Sunday, Jan. 7, 2018, in Jacksonville, Fla. (AP Photo/Stephen B. Morton)

    Bills lament missed opportunities in AFC wild-card loss

    Despite exceeding expectations by making the playoffs for the first time in 18 years, the Buffalo Bills lamented missed opportunities in their 10-3 loss to the Jaguars in an AFC wild-card game

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    Texas uses second-half surge to beat Kansas St 75-64

    Lashann Higgs scored 26 points and No. 8 Texas used a big run to start the second half to beat Kansas State 75-64 on Sunday

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    College Basketball Scores

    Sunday, Jan. 7EAST Delaware 96, UNC-Wilmington 76 Elon 89, Hofstra 76 Iona 84, Fairfield 65 Niagara 86, Marist 70 Northeastern 80, James Madison 67 Siena 65, Canisius 62 St. Peter's 84, Quinnipiac 58 Towson 73, Coll. of Charleston 62 William & Mary 85, Drexel 63 SOUTH Davidson 86, George Mason 59 UCF 60, Temple 39 MIDWEST Illinois St. 72, Missouri St. 68 Loyola of Chicago 56, N. Iowa 50 N. Kentucky 56, Detroit 54 Ohio St. 80, Michigan St. 64 Wichita St. 95, South Florida 57 Wright St. 86, Oakland 81, OT FAR WEST UC Santa Barbara 65, UC Riverside 57 ___

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    College Basketball Scores

    Sunday, Jan. 7EAST Delaware 96, UNC-Wilmington 76 Elon 89, Hofstra 76 Iona 84, Fairfield 65 Niagara 86, Marist 70 Northeastern 80, James Madison 67 Siena 65, Canisius 62 St. Peter's 84, Quinnipiac 58 Towson 73, Coll. of Charleston 62 William & Mary 85, Drexel 63 SOUTH Davidson 86, George Mason 59 UCF 60, Temple 39 MIDWEST Illinois St. 72, Missouri St. 68 Loyola of Chicago 56, N. Iowa 50 N. Kentucky 56, Detroit 54 Ohio St. 80, Michigan St. 64 Wichita St. 95, South Florida 57 Wright St. 86, Oakland 81, OT FAR WEST UC Santa Barbara 65, UC Riverside 57 ___

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    Utah Jazz guard Rodney Hood (5) dribbles against Miami Heat guard Josh Richardson (0) during the second half of an NBA basketball game, Sunday, Jan. 7, 2018, in Miami. (AP Photo/Joel Auerbach)

    Richardson's layup lifts Heat past Jazz, 103-102

    Josh Richardson's layup with 5.1 seconds left capped a Miami rally, and the Heat beat the Utah Jazz 103-102

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    USC women rally from 17 down, knock off No. 16 Oregon State

    Kristen Simon scored 21 points as USC rallied to beat No. 16 Oregon State 65-61 for its first Pac-12 Conference win at the Galen Center

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    Tennessee Titans head coach Mike Mularkey looks at the scoreboard during the first half of an NFL wild-card playoff football game against Kansas City Chiefs in Kansas City, Mo., Saturday, Jan. 6, 2018. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)

    Titans owner dispels rumors: Mularkey not going anywhere

    Tennessee owner Amy Adams Strunk says that Titans coach Mike Mularkey is going nowhere after helping change the culture of the Titans and getting them to their first playoff victory in 14 years

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    No. 25 Arizona State women turn back No. 24 Stanford

    Charnea Johnson-Chapman scored a career-high 16 points and No. 25 Arizona State made 10 of 18 free throws in the fourth quarter to defeat No. 24 Stanford 73-66

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    Chicago Blackhawks goalie Anton Forsberg, right, celebrates with center Jonathan Toews and defenseman Gustav Forsling (42) after they defeated the Edmonton Oilers in an NHL hockey game Sunday, Jan. 7, 2018, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)

    Forsberg makes 32 saves as Blackhawks beat Oilers 4-1

    Anton Forsberg makes 32 saves as Chicago Blackhawks beat Edmonton Oilers 4-1

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    Loyola-Chicago rallies late, tops Northern Iowa 56-50

    Clayton Custer scored 11 points and Ben Richardson hit a big 3-pointer to spark a late run as Loyola-Chicago rallied for a 56-50 victory over Northern Iowa on Sunday

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    ESPN says Trump interview during CFP title game unlikely

    An ESPN executive says the network has been in contact with the White House about interviewing President Donald Trump during the College Football Playoff championship game Monday night, but indications are it will not happen

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    FC Barcelona's Paulinho, right, celebrates after scoring with his teammate Luis Suarez during the Spanish La Liga soccer match between FC Barcelona and Levante at the Camp Nou stadium in Barcelona, Spain, Sunday, Jan. 7, 2018. (AP Photo/Manu Fernandez)

    Barca wins 3-0 before Coutinho arrival; Madrid drops points

    Lionel Messi and Luis Suarez scored early goals to help secure a 3-0 win over Levante on Sunday, restoring Barcelona's nine-point lead of the Spanish league while it awaits the arrival of Philippe Coutinho

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    Alexa Scimeca-Knierim, left, hugs Christopher Knierim after winning the pairs event at the U.S. Figure Skating Championships in San Jose, Calif., Saturday, Jan. 6, 2018. (AP Photo/Tony Avelar)

    Addison skater, husband selected for U.S. Olympic team

    Sticking with the standings at the national championships, U.S. Figure Skating selected husband/wife team Alexa Scimeca Knierim and Chris Knierim for the Olympic team

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    McCowan leads unbeaten No. 5 Mississippi State past LSU

    Teaira McCowan had 31 points and 20 rebounds to help keep No. 5 Mississippi State unbeaten with an 83-70 victory against LSU

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    Missouri's Sophie Cunningham, right, dribbles around South Carolina's Doniyah Cliney, left, during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game Sunday, Jan. 7, 2018, in Columbia, Mo. (AP Photo/L.G. Patterson)

    Cunningham leads No. 15 Missouri to upset of No. 4 Gamecocks

    For the second straight year, Missouri's Sophie Cunningham was too much for a high-powered South Carolina team to handle

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    BC-BKC--Loyola of Chicago-N. Iowa Long Box

    BC-BKC--Loyola of Chicago-N. Iowa Long Box LOYOLA OF CHICAGO 56, N. IOWA 50FGFTRebLOYOLA OF CHICAGOMinM-AM-AO-TAPFPTSKrutwig182-85-61-5049Custer324-120-00-14011Richardson253-40-01-3229Townes221-42-22-3204Ingram293-91-31-6138Williamson322-41-20-5117Jackson172-70-02-4144Skokna132-30-00-1004Satterwhite50-10-00-1000Negron50-20-01-1010Avery20-00-00-0000Totals20019-549-138-30111556 Percentages: FG .352, FT .692. 3-Point Goals: 9-22, .409 (Richardson 3-4, Custer 3-7, Williamson 2-3, Ingram 1-5, Jackson 0-1, Satterwhite 0-1, Skokna 0-1). Team Rebounds: 3. Team Turnovers: 7 (14 PTS). Blocked Shots: 3 (Custer, Richardson, Williamson). Turnovers: 7 (Jackson 3, Ingram 2, Satterwhite, Williamson). Steals: 9 (Williamson 3, Ingram 2, Richardson 2, Custer, Townes). Technical Fouls: None. FGFTRebN. IOWAMinM-AM-AO-TAPFPTSCarlson331-40-01-4002Koch317-143-45-92317Brown130-20-00-0020McCloud280-62-20-2422Pickford396-111-23-111115W.Lohaus314-80-01-63311Haldeman171-50-00-1243McDermott60-20-00-1100Friedman20-00-00-0010Totals20019-526-810-34131650 Percentages: FG .365, FT .750. 3-Point Goals: 6-20, .300 (W.Lohaus 3-5, Pickford 2-5, Haldeman 1-4, Carlson 0-2, McCloud 0-2, McDermott 0-2). Team Rebounds: 3. Team Turnovers: 12 (7 PTS). Blocked Shots: 5 (Koch 5). Turnovers: 12 (Pickford 4, Carlson 3, Koch 2, Brown, Haldeman, McCloud). Steals: 2 (Brown, McCloud). Technical Fouls: None. Loyola of Chicago2333-56N. Iowa2624-50 A_3,765 (6,650).

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    New York Islanders' Cal Clutterbuck, right, celebrates with Brock Nelson after scoring during the third period of an NHL hockey game against the New Jersey Devils, Sunday, Jan. 7, 2018, in New York. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)

    Islanders down Devils 5-4 in shootout

    Brock Nelson scored the only goal in the shootout to lift the New York Islanders over the New Jersey Devils 5-4. The victory snapped a five-game losing streak for the Islanders, who trailed 4-2 early in the third period.

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    Porto scores 4 in 2nd half against Guimaraes to stay top

    Porto scored four goals in the second half to beat Guimaraes 4-2 and stay top of the Portuguese league

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    BC-BKC--Loyola of Chicago-N. Iowa Long Box

    BC-BKC--Loyola of Chicago-N. Iowa Long Box LOYOLA OF CHICAGO 56, N. IOWA 50FGFTRebLOYOLA OF CHICAGOMinM-AM-AO-TAPFPTSKrutwig182-85-61-5049Custer324-120-00-14011Richardson253-40-01-3229Townes221-42-22-3204Ingram293-91-31-6138Williamson322-41-20-5117Jackson172-70-02-4144Skokna132-30-00-1004Satterwhite50-10-00-1000Negron50-20-01-1010Avery20-00-00-0000Totals20019-549-138-30111556 Percentages: FG .352, FT .692. 3-Point Goals: 9-22, .409 (Richardson 3-4, Custer 3-7, Williamson 2-3, Ingram 1-5, Jackson 0-1, Satterwhite 0-1, Skokna 0-1). Team Rebounds: 3. Team Turnovers: 7 (14 PTS). Blocked Shots: 3 (Custer, Richardson, Williamson). Turnovers: 7 (Jackson 3, Ingram 2, Satterwhite, Williamson). Steals: 9 (Williamson 3, Ingram 2, Richardson 2, Custer, Townes). Technical Fouls: None. FGFTRebN. IOWAMinM-AM-AO-TAPFPTSCarlson331-40-01-4002Koch317-143-45-92317Brown130-20-00-0020McCloud280-62-20-2422Pickford396-111-23-111115W.Lohaus314-80-01-63311Haldeman171-50-00-1243McDermott60-20-00-1100Friedman20-00-00-0010Totals20019-526-810-34131650 Percentages: FG .365, FT .750. 3-Point Goals: 6-20, .300 (W.Lohaus 3-5, Pickford 2-5, Haldeman 1-4, Carlson 0-2, McCloud 0-2, McDermott 0-2). Team Rebounds: 3. Team Turnovers: 12 (7 PTS). Blocked Shots: 5 (Koch 5). Turnovers: 12 (Pickford 4, Carlson 3, Koch 2, Brown, Haldeman, McCloud). Steals: 2 (Brown, McCloud). Technical Fouls: None. Loyola of Chicago2333-56N. Iowa2624-50

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    College Basketball Scores

    Sunday, Jan. 7EAST Delaware 96, UNC-Wilmington 76 Elon 89, Hofstra 76 Iona 84, Fairfield 65 Niagara 86, Marist 70 Northeastern 80, James Madison 67 Siena 65, Canisius 62 St. Peter's 84, Quinnipiac 58 Towson 73, Coll. of Charleston 62 William & Mary 85, Drexel 63 SOUTH Davidson 86, George Mason 59 UCF 60, Temple 39 MIDWEST Illinois St. 72, Missouri St. 68 Loyola of Chicago 56, N. Iowa 50 N. Kentucky 56, Detroit 54 Wichita St. 95, South Florida 57 Wright St. 86, Oakland 81, OT FAR WEST UC Santa Barbara 65, UC Riverside 57 ___

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    Philadelphia Flyers' Sean Couturier gets a pat on the helmet from teammate Wayne Simmonds after scoring a goal during the second period of an NHL hockey game against the Buffalo Sabres, Sunday, Jan. 7, 2018, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Tom Mihalek)

    Couturier stays hot, Flyers drop Sabres 4-1 for 3rd straight

    Sean Couturier scored the go-ahead goal in the second period and added an empty-netter to put it away and the Philadelphia Flyers beat the Buffalo Sabres 4-1 for their third straight victory

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    Hillsman has 31, No. 19 A&M women turn back Auburn 82-73

    Khaalia Hillsman scored a career-high 31 points and Chennedy Carter added 22, combining for 19 points in the fourth quarter, and No. 19 Texas A&M turned back Auburn 82-73

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    Florida State hires Harlon Barnett as defensive coordinator

    Willie Taggart has filled an important position on his Florida State staff, hiring Harlon Barnett as defensive coordinator

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    Notre Dame guard Arike Ogunbowale (24) tries to fend off Georgia Tech forward Breanna Brown (12) as she pushes the ball up the floor after a steal during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game Sunday, Jan. 7, 2018, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/John Amis)

    Ogunbowale, Young pace Irish to easy win

    Arike Ogunbowale did as she pleased against Georgia Tech's defense, scoring 25 points and leading the No. 2 Fighting Irish to a 77-54 win

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    No. 13 Maryland women use balanced scoring in 77-44 victory

    Kristen Confroy, Kaila Charles and Eleanna Christinaki combined for 22 points in the first half when No. 13 Maryland took a 19-point lead on its way to a 77-44 victory over Wisconsin for the Terrapins' 13th straight victory

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    Brown scores 34, No. 17 Duke women top NC State 69-56

    Lexie Brown hit a season-high seven 3-pointers and scored a career-high 34 points to lead No. 17 Duke to a 69-56 win over North Carolina State

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    Louisville guard Asia Durr (25) goes in for a layup past the defense of Virginia Tech forward Michelle Berry (20) during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game, Sunday, Jan. 7, 2018, in Louisville, Ky. (AP Photo/Timothy D. Easley)

    Durr leads No. 3 Louisville past Virginia Tech, 67-56

    Asia Durr scored 21 points to lead third-ranked Louisville to a 67-56 victory over Virginia Tech

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    Gustafson, Doyle lift No. 18 Iowa women past Illini 84-71

    Megan Gustafson scored 34 points with 12 rebounds for her 43rd career double-double, Kathleen Doyle had her second double-double and No. 18 Iowa turned back Illinois 84-71

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    Davenport leads No. 12 West Virginia women in 57-49 victory

    Naomi Davenport scored 23 points and grabbed 13 rebounds and No. 12 West Virginia beat Iowa State 57-49

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    College Basketball Scores

    Sunday, Jan. 7EAST Delaware 96, UNC-Wilmington 76 Iona 84, Fairfield 65 Niagara 86, Marist 70 Northeastern 80, James Madison 67 St. Peter's 84, Quinnipiac 58 Towson 73, Coll. of Charleston 62 SOUTH Davidson 86, George Mason 59 UCF 60, Temple 39 MIDWEST Illinois St. 72, Missouri St. 68 N. Kentucky 56, Detroit 54 FAR WEST UC Santa Barbara 65, UC Riverside 57 ___

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    Los Angeles Rams head coach Sean McVay celebrates after a play against the Atlanta Falcons during the first half of an NFL football wild-card playoff game Saturday, Jan. 6, 2018, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

    Rams see bright future after turnaround season ends early

    The Los Angeles Rams have a bright future after exceeding every expectation during their surge to an 11-win season and the NFC West title

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    Olympiakos beats Larissa 3-0, leads by 1 point in Greece

    Defending champion Olympiakos enjoyed a strong second half to beat host Larissa 3-0 in the Greek league

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    Tennessee Titans defensive end David King (95) and linebacker Derrick Morgan (91) sack Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Alex Smith (11) during the second half of an NFL wild-card playoff football game, in Kansas City, Mo., Saturday, Jan. 6, 2018. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)

    Chiefs, Smith head into offseason with even more questions

    The Chiefs are headed into the offseason after another playoff letdown with a potential change at quarterback looming

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    FILE- In this Monday, Jan. 1, 2018, file photo, Georgia quarterback Jake Fromm throws a pass during the Rose Bowl NCAA college football game against Oklahoma in Pasadena, Calif. Georgia plays Alabama in the Monday, Jan. 8, 2018, College Football national championship game. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong, File)

    No experience required: Freshman QBs make immediate impact

    Jalen Hurts came within a single second of leading Alabama to a national championship in his freshman season, and Jake Fromm is on the cusp of a title in his first year at Georgia

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    Clark's free throws with 0.5 left give Utah women 81-79 win

    Tilar Clark made two free throws with 0.5 seconds left and Utah rallied to beat Washington State 81-79 Sunday

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

    BC-BKC--Missouri St.-Illinois St. Long Box ILLINOIS ST. 72, MISSOURI ST. 68FGFTRebMISSOURI ST.MinM-AM-AO-TAPFPTSChurch230-01-20-2331Johnson326-121-13-122116Rhodes344-80-00-1239Dixon192-50-01-1145Kreklow160-50-00-1110Miller296-123-42-111316Rousseau286-101-20-02116Scurry141-23-42-4055Fofana50-00-00-0020Totals20025-549-138-32122368 Percentages: FG .463, FT .692. 3-Point Goals: 9-27, .333 (Rousseau 3-5, Johnson 3-7, Dixon 1-3, Miller 1-3, Rhodes 1-5, Kreklow 0-4). Team Rebounds: 8. Team Turnovers: 18 (7 PTS). Blocked Shots: 6 (Church 2, Miller 2, Scurry 2). Turnovers: 18 (Johnson 6, Scurry 4, Church 2, Miller 2, Rousseau 2, Dixon, Kreklow). Steals: 4 (Miller 2, Johnson, Rhodes). Technical Fouls: None. FGFTRebILLINOIS ST.MinM-AM-AO-TAPFPTSFayne307-109-104-61123Yarbrough328-176-81-24023Ndiaye80-12-20-1022Evans302-93-40-2408M.Williams250-20-00-0250Hein242-70-01-4045Gassman200-10-00-2110Bruninga162-50-10-3336Tinsley152-50-00-2005Totals20023-5720-256-22151672 Percentages: FG .404, FT .800. 3-Point Goals: 6-21, .286 (Bruninga 2-5, Hein 1-3, Tinsley 1-3, Yarbrough 1-3, Evans 1-5, Gassman 0-1, M.Williams 0-1). Team Rebounds: 5. Team Turnovers: 6 (23 PTS). Blocked Shots: 3 (Bruninga, Gassman, Tinsley). Turnovers: 6 (M.Williams 2, Bruninga, Fayne, Hein, Yarbrough). Steals: 11 (Yarbrough 4, Gassman 3, M.Williams 2, Bruninga, Evans). Technical Fouls: None. Missouri St.2939-68Illinois St.3834-72 A_4,344 (10,200).

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    BC-BKC--Missouri St.-Illinois St. Box

    BC-BKC--Missouri St.-Illinois St. Box ILLINOIS ST. 72, MISSOURI ST. 68MISSOURI ST. (13-4) Church 0-0 1-2 1, Rhodes 4-8 0-0 9, Johnson 6-12 1-1 16, Dixon 2-5 0-0 5, Kreklow 0-5 0-0 0, Fofana 0-0 0-0 0, Scurry 1-2 3-4 5, Rousseau 6-10 1-2 16, Miller 6-12 3-4 16. Totals 25-54 9-13 68. ILLINOIS ST. (9-7) Yarbrough 8-17 6-8 23, Fayne 7-10 9-10 23, Ndiaye 0-1 2-2 2, Evans 2-9 3-4 8, M.Williams 0-2 0-0 0, Bruninga 2-5 0-1 6, Hein 2-7 0-0 5, Gassman 0-1 0-0 0, Tinsley 2-5 0-0 5. Totals 23-57 20-25 72. Halftime_Illinois St. 38-29. 3-Point Goals_Missouri St. 9-27 (Rousseau 3-5, Johnson 3-7, Dixon 1-3, Miller 1-3, Rhodes 1-5, Kreklow 0-4), Illinois St. 6-21 (Bruninga 2-5, Hein 1-3, Yarbrough 1-3, Tinsley 1-3, Evans 1-5, Gassman 0-1, M.Williams 0-1). Fouled Out_M.Williams, Scurry. Rebounds_Missouri St. 32 (Johnson 12), Illinois St. 22 (Fayne 6). Assists_Missouri St. 12 (Church 3), Illinois St. 15 (Evans, Yarbrough 4). Total Fouls_Missouri St. 23, Illinois St. 16. A_4,344 (10,200).

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    Milwaukee Bucks guard DeAndre Liggins, left, and Washington Wizards guard Jodie Meeks scramble for the ball during the second half of an NBA basketball game Saturday, Jan. 6, 2018, in Washington. The Bucks won 110-103. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

    Bucks sign Bolomboy to NBA deal, give Munford 2-way contract

    The Milwaukee Bucks have requested waivers on guard DeAndre Liggins, recalled D.J. Wilson from their G League team, signed Xavier Munford to two-way contract and converted Joel Bolomboy to standard NBA contract

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

    BC-BKC--Missouri St.-Illinois St. Long Box ILLINOIS ST. 72, MISSOURI ST. 68FGFTRebMISSOURI ST.MinM-AM-AO-TAPFPTSChurch230-01-20-2331Johnson326-121-13-122116Rhodes344-80-00-1239Dixon112-50-01-1145Kreklow160-50-00-1110Miller296-123-42-111316Rousseau286-101-20-02116Scurry141-23-42-4055Fofana50-00-00-0020Totals20025-549-138-32122368 Percentages: FG .463, FT .692. 3-Point Goals: 9-27, .333 (Rousseau 3-5, Johnson 3-7, Dixon 1-3, Miller 1-3, Rhodes 1-5, Kreklow 0-4). Team Rebounds: 8. Team Turnovers: 17 (7 PTS). Blocked Shots: 6 (Church 2, Miller 2, Scurry 2). Turnovers: 17 (Johnson 6, Scurry 4, Church 2, Rousseau 2, Dixon, Kreklow, Miller). Steals: 4 (Miller 2, Johnson, Rhodes). Technical Fouls: None. FGFTRebILLINOIS ST.MinM-AM-AO-TAPFPTSFayne307-109-104-61123Yarbrough328-176-81-24023Ndiaye80-12-20-1022Evans302-93-40-2408M.Williams250-20-00-0250Hein242-70-01-4045Gassman200-10-00-2110Bruninga162-50-10-3336Tinsley152-50-00-2005Totals20023-5720-256-22151672 Percentages: FG .404, FT .800. 3-Point Goals: 6-21, .286 (Bruninga 2-5, Hein 1-3, Tinsley 1-3, Yarbrough 1-3, Evans 1-5, Gassman 0-1, M.Williams 0-1). Team Rebounds: 7. Team Turnovers: 6 (22 PTS). Blocked Shots: 3 (Bruninga, Gassman, Tinsley). Turnovers: 6 (M.Williams 2, Bruninga, Fayne, Hein, Yarbrough). Steals: 11 (Yarbrough 4, Gassman 3, M.Williams 2, Bruninga, Evans). Technical Fouls: None. Missouri St.2939-68Illinois St.3834-72

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    BC-BKC--Missouri St.-Illinois St. Box

    BC-BKC--Missouri St.-Illinois St. Box ILLINOIS ST. 72, MISSOURI ST. 68MISSOURI ST. (13-4) Church 0-0 1-2 1, Rhodes 4-8 0-0 9, Johnson 6-12 1-1 16, Dixon 2-5 0-0 5, Kreklow 0-5 0-0 0, Fofana 0-0 0-0 0, Scurry 1-2 3-4 5, Rousseau 6-10 1-2 16, Miller 6-12 3-4 16. Totals 25-54 9-13 68. ILLINOIS ST. (9-7) Yarbrough 8-17 6-8 23, Fayne 7-10 9-10 23, Ndiaye 0-1 2-2 2, Evans 2-9 3-4 8, M.Williams 0-2 0-0 0, Bruninga 2-5 0-1 6, Hein 2-7 0-0 5, Gassman 0-1 0-0 0, Tinsley 2-5 0-0 5. Totals 23-57 20-25 72. Halftime_Illinois St. 38-29. 3-Point Goals_Missouri St. 9-27 (Rousseau 3-5, Johnson 3-7, Dixon 1-3, Miller 1-3, Rhodes 1-5, Kreklow 0-4), Illinois St. 6-21 (Bruninga 2-5, Hein 1-3, Yarbrough 1-3, Tinsley 1-3, Evans 1-5, Gassman 0-1, M.Williams 0-1). Fouled Out_M.Williams, Scurry. Rebounds_Missouri St. 32 (Johnson 12), Illinois St. 22 (Fayne 6). Assists_Missouri St. 12 (Church 3), Illinois St. 15 (Evans, Yarbrough 4). Total Fouls_Missouri St. 23, Illinois St. 16.

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    Kansas City offensive coordinator Matt Nagy helped the Chiefs become one of the most explosive offenses in the NFL this season. Nagy interviewed with Bears officials on Sunday for their head coach vacancy.

    Chiefs’ Matt Nagy interviews for Bears head coaching job

    Kansas City Chiefs offensive coordinator Matt Nagy, 39, on Sunday became the sixth NFL assistant to interview with Chicago Bears general manager Ryan Pace for the team’s head-coaching position.

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    Cowling scores 19, No. 23 Cal women hold on 53-51

    Mikayla Cowling hit five 3-pointers and scored 19 points and No. 23 California held on to defeat Arizona 53-51 y, ending a two-game losing streak

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    AP source: Packers promoting Gutekunst to be next GM

    A person familiar with the decision tells The Associated Press that the Green Bay Packers are promoting player personnel director Brian Gutekunst to be the team's next general manager

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    Clemson WR McCloud leaving early for NFL draft

    Clemson receiver Ray-Ray McCloud is giving up his senior season for the NFL draft

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    No. 10 Ohio State outlasts No. 22 Michigan 78-71 in OT

    Kelsey Mitchell scored 37 points, carrying No. 10 Ohio State through the final minutes of regulation and leading the Buckeyes to a 78-71 overtime victory over No. 22 Michigan

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    Key lineman active in Panthers-Saints playoff clash

    The New Orleans Saints and Carolina Panthers each are getting starting offensive linemen back for their NFC wild-card round playoff matchup

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    Tennessee's Anastasia Hayes gets the ball while defended by Vanderbilt's Autumn Newby during an NCAA college basketball game in Knoxville, Tenn., on Sunday, Jan. 7, 2018. (Saul Young/Knoxville News Sentinel via AP)

    Russell's big day helps No. 7 Lady Vols outlast Vandy 86-73

    Mercedes Russell's career-high 33 points help No. 7 Lady Vols outlast Vanderbilt 86-73 to remain undefeated

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    Drummond's 38 gives Syracuse women 76-69 upset of No. 11 FSU

    Miranda Drummond scored a career-high 38 points, including 11 straight late in the fourth quarter that lifted Syracuse to a 76-69 win over No. 11 Florida State

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    Atlanta Falcons linebackers LaRoy Reynolds, Duke Riley, and safety Kemal Ishmael, from left, celebrate the team's 26-13 victory over the Los Angeles Rams during an NFL football wild-card playoff game Saturday, Jan. 6, 2018, in Los Angeles. (Curtis Compton/Atlanta Journal-Constitution via AP)

    Playoff experience gives 'battle-tested' Falcons edge

    'Battle-tested' Falcons hope to make most of experience as only team in the NFC playoffs for the second straight year

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    Alabama head coach Nick Saban, left, and Georgia head coach Kirby Smart pose with the NCAA college football championship trophy at a press conference in Atlanta, Sunday, Jan. 7, 2018. Georgia and Alabama will be playing for the championship on Monday, Jan. 8. (AP Photo/David Goldman)

    Saban, complacency-proof Alabama faces Georgia for title

    Alabama coach Nick Saban has his Crimson Tide back in the College Football Playoff National championship game for the third straight season

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    Nottingham Forest's Eric Lichaj celebrates scoring his side's first goal of the game during the English FA Cup, Third Round soccer match between Nottingham Forest and Arsenal at the City Ground, Nottingham, England, Sunday, Jan. 7, 2018. (Mike Egerton/PA via AP)

    Arsenal's FA Cup defense ended by 2nd-tier Nottingham Forest

    Arsenal's FA Cup defense ended at the first hurdle with a shock 4-2 loss at second-tier side Nottingham Forest in the third round on Sunday as Arsene Wenger's decision to rest stars backfired

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    FILE - In this file photo dated Wednesday, Sept. 13, 2017, Liverpool's Philippe Coutinho during a warm up prior to the Champions League soccer match between Liverpool and Sevilla at Anfield stadium in Liverpool, England. Coutinho arrives at Barcelona soccer club Sunday Jan. 7, 2018, signed from Liverpool for a huge price tag and expected to continue the long line of Brazilian stars who have dazzled at Camp Nou. (AP Photo/Frank Augstein, FILE)

    Coutinho must live up to cost, legacy of Barca's Brazilians

    Philippe Coutinho arrives to Barcelona bearing both his huge price tag and the legacy of the long line of Brazilian stars who have dazzled at Camp Nou

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    FILE - In this Monday, Jan. 1, 2018, file photo, Alabama wide receiver Calvin Ridley (3) is tackled by Clemson linebacker James Skalski (47) in the first half of the Sugar Bowl NCAA college football game in New Orleans. Ridley is a likely first-round NFL draft pick regarded as one of the nation's best at his position, but you might not have noticed watching the fourth-ranked Crimson Tide's last couple of games. Georgia’s Javon Wims and Terry Godwin have yielded much of the spotlight to the Bulldogs heralded tailbacks also going into the Monday, Jan. 8, 2018, College Football national championship game. (AP Photo/Butch Dill, File)

    Alabama's Ridley, UGA receivers overshadowed in title game

    Alabama's Ridley, UGA receivers overshadowed in title game with all willingly trading big numbers for a shot at championship rings

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    FILE - In this Jan. 1, 1981, file photo, Georgia football coach Vince Dooley is carried off the field after Georgia defeated Notre Dame in the Sugar Bowl. Long before Dooley was lifted to the shoulders of his players after coaching the Herschel Walker-led Georgia Bulldogs to the 1980 national championship, he had his first postgame ride after beating Bear Bryant and Alabama in 1965. Georgia's showdown with Alabama for the national title on Monday, Jan. 8, 2018, night has rekindled Dooley's memories of both big wins. (AP Photo/Gene Blythe, File)

    Dooley knows Smart's challenge; ex-UGa coach beat Bear, Bama

    Before there was Kirby Smart vs. Nick Saban, Vince Dooley's win over Bear Bryant and Alabama in 1965 helped establish his 25-year run as Georgia's coach which included 1980 national title

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    Jacksonville Jaguars running back Leonard Fournette, left, and Buffalo Bills running back LeSean McCoy (25) chat on the field before an NFL wild-card playoff football game, Sunday, Jan. 7, 2018, in Jacksonville, Fla. (AP Photo/Phelan M. Ebenhack)

    Bills' McCoy in starting lineup for playoff game at Jaguars

    Buffalo Bills running back LeSean McCoy is in the starting lineup against Jacksonville

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    Bears interview Chiefs' Nagy for coaching job

    The Chicago Bears were interviewing Kansas City Chiefs offensive coordinator Matt Nagy for their head coaching job

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    Bayern draws 3rd-tier Paderborn for away game in German Cup

    Bayern Munich has been drawn against 3rd-tier Paderborn in the quarterfinals of the German Cup

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    NFL playoffs continue with Bills-Jaguars, Panthers-Saints

    The NFL playoffs continue with a doubleheader starting in Jacksonville, Florida, where the Jaguars and Buffalo Bills ended lengthy postseason droughts to make a wild-card game.

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    Nathan Chen poses after winning the men's skate event at the U.S. Figure Skating Championships in San Jose, Calif., Saturday, Jan. 6, 2018. (AP Photo/Tony Avelar)

    Chen, Rippon, Zhou chosen for Olympics; Miner bumped

    Two-time national champion Nathan Chen, veteran Adam Rippon and rising star Vincent Zhou were selected to represent the United States at the Pyeongchang Olympics next month

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    Michigan Heisman winner Woodson selected for Hall of Fame

    Heisman Trophy winner Charles Woodson of Michigan has been selected for induction into the College Football Hall of Fame

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    Mazzone’s Hawthorne selections for Sunday’s races

    Here is today’s link to Joe Mazzone’s selections, brought to you in part by the Daily Herald and Hawthorne Racecourse, for Sunday’s races at Hawthorne,

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    BC-BKC--BKC Glance,2nd Add

    All Times ESTOHIO VALLEY CONFERENCEConferenceAllGamesWLPCTWLPCTMurray St.401.000123.800Austin Peay401.00097.563Jacksonville St.31.750125.706Belmont31.750116.647Tennessee Tech31.750116.647SIU-Edwardsville22.50069.400E. Illinois22.50069.400SE Missouri13.250710.412Tennessee St.13.25069.400UT Martin13.250611.353E. Kentucky04.000611.353Morehead St.04.000411.267 ___ Saturday's Games E. Illinois 54, E. Kentucky 53 SIU-Edwardsville 70, Morehead St. 65 Tennessee Tech 87, Tennessee St. 81, OT Jacksonville St. 64, Belmont 60 Austin Peay 76, SE Missouri 71 Murray St. 82, UT Martin 68 PACIFIC-12 CONFERENCEConferenceAllGamesWLPCTWLPCTUCLA31.750124.750Washington21.667124.750Arizona21.667124.750Utah21.667104.714Southern Cal21.667115.688Oregon St.21.667105.667Colorado22.500106.625Stanford11.50078.467Oregon12.333115.688California12.33379.438Arizona St.02.000122.857Washington St.03.00087.533 ___ Saturday's Games Colorado 80, Arizona 77 Washington 70, Washington St. 65 UCLA 107, California 84 Sunday's Games Arizona St. at Utah, 8 p.m. Southern Cal at Stanford, 10 p.m.

Business

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    Just before the Super Bowl, retailers normally discount their selections of HDTVs and other home-theater essentials making January a good month to shop for electronics.

    What to buy every month of the year in 2018

    In 2018, you may resolve to save more , spend less or budget better. Whatever your money goal, the one common key to your success is shopping smart. That means knowing the best time to buy just about anything.

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    Northwest Community Healthcare gets accreditation for cancer program

    The Commission on Cancer, a program of the American College of Surgeons, has granted three-year accreditation with commendation status to the cancer program at Northwest Community Healthcare in Arlington Heights.

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    Barrington chamber economic summit breakfast set for Feb. 7

    Barrington Area Chamber of Commerce will host an annual economic summit breakfast on Wednesday, Feb. 7.

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    Vincent Pepe, a commodities broker with ICAP Corp., wears a Dow 25,000 hat to work at the New York Stock Exchange, Thursday, Jan. 4, 2018. There's no doubt the U.S. economy and Wall Street have momentum heading into Trump's second year as president, but worker pay remains frustratingly flat.

    Analysis: In Trump's first year, stocks soar for rich, but wages stay flat

    President Donald Trump cheered as the Dow topped 25,000 for the first time ever Thursday, claiming that the stock market index record is evidence that “make America great again” was happening. There's no doubt the U.S. economy and Wall Street have momentum heading into Trump's second year as president, but worker pay remains frustratingly flat.

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    Americans shell out big bucks when it comes to their pets. If pets are your passion, you can start a dog-walking or pet-sitting business for little to no money.

    Side hustles you can start with no money

    Starting a business is often a pricey ordeal, but no- to low-cost ideas exist for aspiring entrepreneurs with unique and marketable talent.

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    Daniel Pink, author of “When: The Scientific Secrets of Perfect Timing.”

    The best time of day — and year — to work most effectively

    They say timing is everything. In his new book “When,” author Daniel Pink delves into one of the less frequent questions about our jobs: Not just what, how or with whom we do our work, but when — the best time to take breaks, start a new project or compete in a bid for new clients.

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    The researchers found that boss “phubbing” — when a supervisor snubs an employee in favor of his mobile phone — negatively impacts employees’ trust in their supervisor.

    Why bosses should put away their smartphones

    It has probably happened to you: You are in a meeting, but your boss is totally distracted by his or her phone. The phenomenon is called boss “phubbing,” which is when a supervisor snubs an employee in favor of his mobile phone when they are meeting. And researchers say its undermines trust and engagement in the workplace.

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    Oregon’s HB 2482 does not require all gas stations in the state to have self-service pumps at all hours of the day. It simply gives retailers in sparsely populated communities, or about half of the states’ counties, the option to do so — and some have said they will continue their business practices regardless of the law.

    Behind the Oregon panic about pumping gas

    By the time Oregon’s new law allowing residents in rural counties to pump their own gas took effect last week, the state had become a virtual laughingstock among social media users who seemed to have visualized an entire state filled with hapless drivers.

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    If you’re an American who is actually going abroad to Europe or elsewhere, there’s no denying that your spending power will be reduced in many other locales due to the dollar’s downturn.

    What a weak dollar means in 2018: staycations and local shopping

    U.S. consumers may soon begin to feel some pain from the dollar’s downturn, although the recent slide in the world’s main reserve currency isn’t bad news for everyone in America. Local businesses could gain, especially if they’re exporters, and that could boost the economy as a whole.

Life & Entertainment

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    Flowering houseplants such as African violets will benefit from fertilizing once a month in the winter.

    How to care for houseplants during cold, darker winter

    During the winter, most houseplants are not in an active growth phase due to short day lengths, reduced humidity and lower temperatures. Generally, houseplants require less water and much less (if any) fertilizer because their growth slows down during the winter.

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    Poinsettia leaves, or bracts, turn red in time for Christmas.

    How to keep your poinsettias for another year
    Q. Many folks say they save their poinsettias and get them to re-bloom the following year. How is this done?

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    The red berries of winterberry shine when covered with snow.

    Bedazzle your garden with red berries

    Winterberry is a native shrub that is often found growing along streams and in damp woodlands. Although winterberry prefers moist soil in the wild, it adapts easily to average garden soil and rarely suffers damage from insects or diseases.

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    Although white will always be a classic color for kitchen design, homeowners are shying away from bland hues and injecting rich colors such as warm wood tones and neutrals.

    10 home design trends to watch in 2018

    The home remodeling and design platform Houzz recently released its top 10 home-design-trend predictions for the new year. The site’s forecast gives a glimpse of what we might soon see in our homes — and on our social media feeds.

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    Oprah Winfrey accepts the Cecil B. DeMille Award on Sunday night at the 75th annual Golden Globe Awards in Beverly Hills, Calif.

    Golden Globes transformed into an A-list expression of female empowerment

    With a red carpet dyed black by actresses dressed in a color-coordinated statement, the Golden Globes were transformed into an A-list expression of female empowerment in the post-Harvey Weinstein era. Oprah Winfrey led the charge.

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    Kevin Hart, left, Dwayne Johnson, Karen Gillan and Jack Black star in "Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle."

    'Jumanji,' 'Insidious' top 'Star Wars' in its fourth weekend

    Move over, "Star Wars," there are some new box office champs this weekend. "Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle" has topped the charts after three weekends in theaters, and newcomer "Insidious: The Last Key" opened in second, pushing "The Last Jedi" into third place.

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    Rachel Brosnahan arrives at the 75th annual Golden Globe Awards at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on Sunday in Beverly Hills, Calif.

    Rachel Brosnahan, from Highland Park, wins Golden Globe
    The Golden Globes kicked off the Hollywood awards season Sunday night, and one of the six nominees with ties to the suburbs and Chicago won one of the awards.

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    Michael Zegen, from left, Marin Hinkle, Rachel Brosnahan and Tony Shalhoub pose in the press room with the award for best television series - musical or comedy for “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel” at the 75th annual Golden Globe Awards at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on Sunday.

    Images: Golden Globes winners

    With a red carpet dyed black by actresses dressed in a color-coordinated statement against sexual harassment and gender inequality, the Golden Globes confronted the post-Harvey Weinstein era with a ceremony at turns protest rally and party, atonement and celebration.

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    Debra Messing arrives at the 75th annual Golden Globe Awards at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on Sunday.

    Images: Golden Globes red carpet arrivals — in black

    Debra Messing has made her point about gender equality by calling out E! Entertainment Television on the issue while doing an interview with the network on the Golden Globes red carpet Sunday. It was a big part of an activist feel for the awards show tonight.

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    Elisabeth Moss, left, winner of the award for best performance by an actress in a television series - drama for "The Handmaid's Tale" poses in the press room with Bruce Miller and the award for best television series - drama for "The Handmaid's Tale" at the 75th annual Golden Globe Awards at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on Sunday, Jan. 7, 2018, in Beverly Hills, Calif. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP)

    Globes TV awards echo show's theme of empowerment

    The Golden Globes theme of empowerment for women is reflected in awards presented for television work

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    Missi Pyle wears a Time's Up pin as she arrives at the 75th annual Golden Globe Awards at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on Sunday, Jan. 7, 2018, in Beverly Hills, Calif. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP)

    Golden Globes red carpet transformed by black dress protest

    The highly anticipated wear-black protest turned the Golden Globes red carpet noir

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    Al DeCarlo performs with Madura in 1972. DeCarlo, described as a virtuoso who won admiration from the likes of Frank Zappa and Janis Joplin, died at his Addison home Friday.

    Acclaimed suburban musician Al DeCarlo dies at 69

    Suburban musician Al DeCarlo, whose virtuoso guitar playing galvanized the 1970s progressive rock trios Bangor Flying Circus and Madura and won the admiration of legends like Janis Joplin and Frank Zappa, died Friday at his home in Addison. He was 69.

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    Sean Penn arrives at the 2018 Sean Penn J/P Haitian Relief Organization Gala at Milk Studios on Saturday, Jan. 6, 2018, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Willy Sanjuan/Invision/AP)

    Sean Penn, Leonardo DiCaprio share love at Haiti fundraiser

    Sean Penn and Leonardo DiCaprio used the eighth annual benefit for the J/P Haitian Relief Organization to publicly praise each other's philanthropic work

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    Anxious kids are supersensitive and react to new activities as if they were threatening.

    Helping your child cope with anxiety

    Anxiety disorders come in various shapes and sizes. Dr. John Walkup, an expert in pediatric anxiety, suggests looking for the following signs of anxiety in your child.

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    Being overzealous at the gym can result in injuries.

    Hazards of the post-New Year’s rush to gyms

    For the inexperienced, the gym can pose unexpected hazards. Here are five tips from fitness experts to avoid mishaps on the gym floor.

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    Seth Meyers will host the 75th Golden Globe Awards on Sunday, Jan. 7, on NBC.

    Seth Meyers ready to be celebratory and serious at Globes

    Seth Meyers regularly blends bad news with comedy on his nightly talk show, but as the host of Sunday’s Golden Globes, he has the unenviable task of setting the tone for Hollywood’s awards season as the sexual harassment crisis continues spreading throughout the industry and beyond.

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    Who dares keep Pixar’s “Coco” from entering the winner’s circle at the Golden Globes this weekend?

    Here’s who could beat Pixar’s ‘Coco’ at this weekend’s Golden Globes

    Who dare keep Pixar’s “Coco” from entering the winner’s circle? Given the critical acclaim and commercial success of “Coco,” it bears watching whether any of the four other animation contenders has a true shot at toppling the Day of the Dead film at the Globes this weekend.

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    Comedian Eliot Chang will perform at Zanies locations in St. Charles and Chicago.

    Sunday picks: Eliot Chang continues standup comedy run

    Comedian Eliot Chang finishes up his standup run with a move to Zanies Chicago for the last few performances. More on this, free days at the Adler Planetarium, the closing day of Ian’s Party at Subterranean and Chop Shop and other fun events.

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    “Blackish” character Zoey (Yara Shahidi), right, heads off to college in the spinoff “Grownish,” which premiered Wednesday on Freeform.

    How TV shows handle teen characters going off to college

    With any series fortunate enough to be renewed for multiple seasons, teenage characters inevitably grow up and, often, go to college. Here’s how several popular comedies, from ABC’s “Blackish” to the old “Saved by the Bell,” have dealt with the transition.

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    Holiday decor can be changed from year to year

    Decorating for the holidays, no matter what faith or religion you practice, is invigorating and gives one a renewed sense of excitement and optimism for the time spent with friends and family at this time of the year. The sparkles of bright ornaments, shimmering garland and the twinkling of hundreds of lights are just symbolic of our hope and desires of prosperity for the future.

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    Chimney causes drafts in warm home

    We live in a condo that is about 22 years old. We have a lot of cold air coming into our living room through our fireplace even with the flue being closed. It even feels chilly in spring and autumn.

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    In this black-and-white kitchen design, a sophisticated midcentury globe pendant light serves as a focal point.

    Black-and-white kitchen can still be interesting

    There are a variety of design choices you can make that will lift your entire kitchen from feeling utilitarian to feeling more glamorous and special. This holds true for a high-rise condo or a small bungalow on a tree-lined street.

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    Donald Trump with Steve Bannon, right, during more collegial times.

    Editorial: Trump’s furious response to tell-all book
    In this editorial, the Daily Herald continues its Facts Matter campaign by pointing out that skepticism is healthy and in fact a civic responsibility, but that cynicism is destructive to the country.

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    In the Iran struggle, information is ammunition

    Columnist Michael Gerson: Though events in Iran are murky, their direction is historic.

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    Firing Fox was unfair
    A Prairie View letter to the editor: The Bears management was not fair with firing John Fox.

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    Ridiculous ban
    A Schaumburg letter to the editor: The smoking ban in Schaumburg parks is just ridiculous.

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    Who is ‘rogue’ in modern nuclear era?
    An Arlington Heights letter to the editor: Somewhere around 1964 or ‘65, when I was still a citizen of India in Bombay, as an engineering student at Victoria Jubilee Technical Institute of University Of Bombay, I recall speaking as one of a number of chosen speakers on the subject of the nuclear arsenal at the time

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

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