Daily Archive : Friday January 12, 2018

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    Colome, Dickerson among 7 avoiding arbitration with Rays

    Closer Alex Colome, All-Star Corey Dickerson are among 7 players agreeing to terms with Tampa Bay Rays, avoiding salary arbitration

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    Kelvin Herrera, Nate Karns agree to deals with Royals

    The Royals agreed with reliever Kelvin Herrera and starter Nate Karns on one-year contracts to avoid arbitration, leaving reliever Brandon Maurer as their only player still on track for a hearing next month

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    FILE - In this Aug. 15, 2017, file photo, Toronto Blue Jays' Josh Donaldson hits a three-run home run against the Tampa Bay Rays during the fifth inning of a baseball game in Toronto. The hot corner figures to be smoking Friday, Jan. 12, 2018, when players and team swap proposed salaries in arbitration. Donaldson, Baltimore's Manny Machado, Washington's Anthony Rendon and the Chicago Cubs' Kris Bryant were among the more than 170 players headed to the exchange. (Frank Gunn/The Canadian Press via AP, File)

    Josh Donaldson agrees to $23M, 1-year deal with Blue Jays

    Third baseman Josh Donaldson and the Toronto Blue Jays agreed to a $23 million contract, the largest one-year deal for an arbitration-eligible player, topping Bryce Harper's $21,625,000 salary this year with Washington

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    Tigers avoid arbitration with Castellanos, Wilson, Greene

    The Detroit Tigers have agreed to a one-year, $6.05 million contract with outfielder Nicholas Castellanos, avoiding arbitration

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    Denver Nuggets guard Will Barton, right, looks to pass the ball as Memphis Grizzlies forward Dillon Brooks defends in the second half of an NBA basketball game Friday, Jan. 12, 2018, in Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)

    Barton scores 17 points in Nuggets' 87-78 win over Grizzlies

    Will Barton scores 17 points, Nuggets snap 3-game skid with 87-78 win over Grizzlies

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    Arizona Coyotes right wing Tobias Rieder (8) gets shoved to the ice by Edmonton Oilers defenseman Darnell Nurse (25) as Oilers goaltender Al Montoya (35) makes a save during the third period of an NHL hockey game, Friday, Jan. 12, 2018, in Glendale, Ariz. The Oilers defeated the Coyotes 4-2. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)

    Darnell Nurse scores twice, Oilers beat Coyotes 4-2

    Darnell Nurse scored twice on rising slap shots from the left circle and the Edmonton Oilers overcame an early two-goal deficit to beat the Arizona Coyotes 4-2

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    Chicago Blackhawks defenseman Jan Rutta (44) celebrates with teammates after his goal as Winnipeg Jets goaltender Connor Hellebuyck (37) stands in the net during the second period of an NHL hockey game Friday, Jan. 12, 2018, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Jeff Haynes)

    Blackhawks beat Jets behind Kampf's first goal

    Rookie center David Kampf scored his first NHL goal and added an assist on his birthday, Jeff Glass blocked 31 shots and the Chicago Blackhawks held off the Winnipeg Jets 2-1

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    New Orleans Pelicans forward Anthony Davis (23) shoots between Portland Trail Blazers forward Al-Farouq Aminu (8), center Jusuf Nurkic (27) and guard CJ McCollum (3) during the second half of an NBA basketball game in New Orleans, Friday, Jan. 12, 2018. The Pelicans won 119-113. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)

    Davis returns, leads Pelicans past Blazers, 119-113

    Anthony Davis scored 36 points in his return from an ankle sprain, and the New Orleans Pelicans beat the Portland Trail Blazers 119-113

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    Cleveland Cavaliers' LeBron James (23) is fouled by Indiana Pacers' Thaddeus Young as he goes up to shoot during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Friday, Jan. 12, 2018, in Indianapolis. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)

    Pacers rally from 22-point deficit to beat Cavaliers 97-95

    Lance Stephenson scored 16 points and grabbed 11 rebounds to lead the Indiana Pacers back from a 22-point first-half deficit to beat Cleveland 97-95 on Friday

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    FILE - In this Aug. 15, 2017, file photo, Toronto Blue Jays' Josh Donaldson hits a three-run home run against the Tampa Bay Rays during the fifth inning of a baseball game in Toronto. The hot corner figures to be smoking Friday, Jan. 12, 2018, when players and team swap proposed salaries in arbitration. Donaldson, Baltimore's Manny Machado, Washington's Anthony Rendon and the Chicago Cubs' Kris Bryant were among the more than 170 players headed to the exchange. (Frank Gunn/The Canadian Press via AP, File)

    Donaldson, Bryant set records ahead of arbitration swap

    Third basemen Josh Donaldson and Kris Bryant set records when they were among 145 players who agreed to one-year deals rather than swap proposed salaries in arbitration with their teams

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    Chicago Blackhawks defenseman Cody Franson said he was shocked when the Blackhawks placed him and waivers, and then surprised that he wasn’t claimed.

    Defenseman Franson at a loss to explain Blackhawks’ waiver move

    The Chicago Blackhawks’ decision to place Cody Franson on waivers shocked the veteran defenseman. Said a disappointed Franson: “You kind of have that sense of ‘What just happened?’ Like they’re literally just trying to get rid of me.”

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    Kris Bryant smiles while doing a radio interview during opening night of the 33rd annual Cubs Convention in Chicago Friday night.

    Images: Opening night at the 33rd Cubs Convention

    See scenes from opening night of the Cubs Convention at the Sheraton Grand in Chicago Friday. The event continues through the weekend.

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    Kris Bryant and Anthony Rizzo greet each other during opening night of the 33rd annual Cubs Convention in Chicago Friday night.

    At convention, re-energized Cubs say they’re ready for 2018

    With the “World Series hangover” well behind them, the Chicago Cubs say they’re ready to move forward to 2018 and apply the lessons they learned last year.

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    FILE - In this Jan. 6, 2018, file photo, Atlanta Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan watches during warm ups before an NFL wild-card playoff football game against the Los Angeles Rams, in Los Angeles. After missing practice on Tuesday, Jan. 9, 2018, for undisclosed personal reasons, Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan is expected back on Wednesday. It's an important practice day as Atlanta prepares for Saturday's divisional round playoff game at Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill, File)

    Atlanta's Matt Ryan aims for happy homecoming in Philly

    Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan has another shot at a happy homecoming when team hosts Eagles in divisional playoff

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    Girls basketball scoreboard: Friday, Jan. 12 results
    High school girls basketball results from games of Friday, Jan. 12.

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    Boys wrestling scoreboard: Friday, Jan. 12 results
    High school wrestling results from meets of Friday, Jan. 12.

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    Boys swimming scoreboard: Friday, Jan. 12 results
    High school boys swimming results from meets of Friday, Jan. 12.

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    Boys basketball scoreboard: Friday, Jan. 12 results
    High school boys basketball results from games of Friday, Jan. 12.

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    Rolling Meadows’ Willis Goodwin delivers a basket despite pressure from Hersey’s Jace Coffaro in the first half at Rolling Meadows on Friday.

    Goodwin, Meadows too tough for Hersey

    Willis Goodwin scored a career-best 18 points and contributed 3 assists and 3 rebounds as Rolling Meadows’ boys basketball team topped visiting Hersey in Mid-Suburban East play Friday.

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    Barrington coach Babbi Barreiro, shown here during regional action against Mundelein last season, picked up career victory No. 400 on Friday at Fremd.

    Memorable milestones for Barreiro, Barrington

    Barrongton girls basketball coach Babbi Barreiro got her 400th career win in dramatic fashion by handing Fremd its first loss in the Mid-Suburban West since the 2012-13 season. Taylor Thompson scored 26 points to lead the Fillies to the 44-40 win in Palatine.

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    Prospect protects East lead; BG’s seniors roll

    Prospect’s boys basketball team used a stingy first-half defensive effort to come away with a 55-36 victory over host Wheeling on Friday in Mid-Suburban East play.

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    West Aurora eases past South Elgin

    West Aurora downed South Elgin 73-55 in Upstate Eight Valley boys basketball action Friday night.

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    Boys swimming and diving: Fremd passes another test, at Prospect

    Fremd’s boys swimming and diving team remains undefeated in dual meets after earning a 111-74 victory over host Prospect on Friday.

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    De La Salle stymies Montini

    De La Salle defeated Montini in a Chicago Catholic League White Division boys basketball victory.

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    St. Francis falls to Leo

    Leo defeated St. Francis in a Chicago Catholic League White Division boys basketball victory.

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    Mark Welsh/mwelsh@dailyherald.com Rolling Meadows’ Melissa Spiwak shoots under pressure from Hersey’s Mary Kate Fahey and teammate Janine Boyan in the first half at Rolling Meadows on Friday.

    Fahey, Hersey deliver at Rolling Meadows

    Freshman Mary Kate Fahey was 5-of-5 from 3-point range and scored a career-high 17 points as the Huskies topped host Rolling Meadows 49-41 to move into a first-place tie in the Mid-Suburban East girls basketball standings. Both teams are 4-1 after the first half of division play.

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    Schaumburg does its part to tighten up West race

    Schaumburg’s 49-36 win at Palatine leaves Palatine, Barrington, Conant and Fremd tied for the Mid-Suburban West boys basketball divisional lead.

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    Blackhawks defenseman Jan Rutta celebrates with teammates after his goal as Winnipeg Jets goaltender Connor Hellebuyck (37) stands in the net during the second period on Friday night at the United Center in Chicago.

    Glass, Forsling come up huge, Hawks edge Jets 2-1

    Gustav Forsling makes the save of the night, Jeff Glass allows just 1 goal and the Chicago Blackhawks beat Winnipeg to improve to 5-2-1 in their last eight games.

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    Former Arizona winger Anthony Duclair is expected to add some speed and offensive push the Blackhawks lineup.

    Duclair makes a good first impression with Blackhawks

    Anthony Duclair, who made a good first impression with the Chicago Blackhawks on Friday, is excited about playing on Friday against Winnipeg in his first game since the trade with Arizona.

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    St. Charles East fans surround Justin Hardy after his last second shot beat rival St. Charles North during Friday’s game at East.

    Hardy’s 3 at the buzzer wins it for St. Charles East

    St. Charles East defeated St. Charles North 53-50 on a Justin Hardy 3-pointer at the buzzer Friday night in Upstate Eight River boys basketball action.

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    Great escape for York at Hinsdale Central

    York defeated Hinsdale Central in a West Suburban Conference Silver Division boys basketball game.

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    Dickson propels Warren past Vernon Hills

    Kaylen Dickson scored 15 of her game-high 17 points in the second half, and Warren’s girls basketball team picked up a 52-33 nonconference win over visiting Vernon Hills on Friday night.

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    Elgin turns the tables on Larkin

    Elgin’s girls basketball team defeated Larkin 45-43 Friday night in an Elgin City Classic game.

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    Libertyville’s Travis Clark, left, drives past Mundelein’s Andrew Silva on Friday night at Libertyville.

    Libertyville grabs NSC lead

    Libertyville’s boys basketball team topped Mundelein 80-54 on Friday to take over possession of first place in the North Suburban Conference, a half-game ahead of Warren and Waukegan.

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    Dundee-Crown holds off Crystal Lake Central

    Dundee-Crown earned a 59-50 Fox Valley Conference boys basketball win over Crystal Lake Central Friday night.

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    Timothy Christian settles down, beats Glenbard South

    Timothy Christian scrapes out a win over Glenbard South

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    Naperville Central’s Benjamin Wolf (45) battles Naperville North’s Chris Johnson (32) and Tom Welch (1) during boys basketball action in Naperville.

    Naperville North slips past Naperville Central

    Boys basketball: Naperville North held off Naperville Central in Friday’s 44-42 DuPage Valley Conference victory.

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    Wheaton North works for the weekend

    Wheaton North defeated Neuqua Valley in a DuPage Valley Conference wrestling dual match.

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    Minnesota Timberwolves' Andrew Wiggins, center, lays up a shot as New York Knicks' Courtney Lee, left, and Enes Kanter, of Turkey, watch in the first half of an NBA basketball game Friday, Jan. 12, 2018, in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/Jim Mone)

    Towns' near triple-double pushes Wolves past Knicks, 118-108

    Karl-Anthony Towns fell one assist shy of his second career triple-double, scoring 23 points and grabbing 15 rebounds for the Minnesota Timberwolves in a 118-108 win against the New York Knicks on Friday night.

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    Prospect fights past Wheeling, regains East title

    On Friday night, Prospect wrestled back the Mid-Suburban East title with a thrilling 36-26 victory in Mt. Prospect as the Knights’ top man, Ryan Vedner, closed out Wheeling with a match-ending pin inside Jean Walker Fieldhouse.

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    Marre brothers on both ends of Glenbard North triumph

    Glenbard North defeated Lake Park in a DuPage Valley Conference wrestling dual match.

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    Jacobs routs Prairie Ridge

    Jacobs rolled to a 69-38 Fox Valley Conference boys basketball win over Prairie Ridge Friday night.

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    Maine East keeps Vernon Hills searching

    Vernon Hills’ boys basketball team hit the road in pursuit of its first win this season against a Central Suburban North foe. A key missing piece made that goal remain elusive on Friday night at Maine East.

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    Washington Capitals' Jakub Vrana (13), of the Czech Republic, and Carolina Hurricanes' Noah Hanifin (5) skate for the puck during the first period of an NHL hockey game in Raleigh, N.C., Friday, Jan. 12, 2018. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome)

    Caps rally, beat Hurricanes on Beagle's goal with 1.3 left

    Jay Beagle scored with 1.3 seconds remaining and the Washington Capitals rallied to beat the Carolina Hurricanes 4-3

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    Gulich, Pivec help No. 22 Oregon St women edge No. 18 ASU

    Marie Gulich scored the last three points and Mikayla Pivec got a hand on a potential game-tying shot as No. 22 Oregon State defeated No. 18 Arizona State 57-54, handing the Sun Devils their first loss in six games

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    Cold shooting dooms Marmion in loss to Providence

    Marmion’s boys basketball team fell to Providence 50-34 Friday night in a Chicago Catholic League game.

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    Ben Versluys

    Westminster Christian’s Versluys reaches 1,000 career points

    Westminster Chrstian senior Ben Versluys scored his 1,000th career point Friday night in the Warriors’ 50-43 Northeastern Athletic Conference win over Mooseheart.

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    Kaneland notches 11th straight; West Aurora downs South Elgin

    The Kaneland girls basketball team continued its hot streak Friday night, downing Morris 60-39 in a Northern Illinois Big XII East game, which was the Knights’ 11th straight win.

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    St. Charles East players, including Alexis Kiefer, top middle (20) and Katherine Weinzirl, bottom (23), celebrate after their win over rival St. Charles North during Friday’s game at East.

    Images: St. Charles East vs. St. Charles North, girls and boys basketball

    St. Charles East High School swept a girls and boys basketball doubleheader against rival St. Charles North on Friday, Jan. 12.

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    Calgary Flames' Matthew Tkachuk (19) is congratulated after scoring a goal during the second period of the team's NHL hockey game against the Florida Panthers, Friday, Jan. 12, 2018, in Sunrise, Fla. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)

    Flames top Panthers 4-2 for sixth straight win

    Mikael Backlund had an empty-net goal and a pair of assists to help lift the Calgary Flames to their sixth straight victory with a 4-2 win over the Florida Panthers

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    Naperville Central’s Benjamin Wolf (45) battles Naperville North’s Chris Johnson (32) and Tom Welch (1).

    Images: Naperville North vs. Naperville Central, boys basketball

    Naperville North hosted Naperville Central for boys basketball action on January 12, 2018.

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    Ambrose up to the task as Pats edge Lake Zurich

    Stevenson sophomore Matthew Ambrose beat the buzzer and gave the host Pats a stunning 42-41 win over Lake Zurich in North Suburban Conference boys basketball Friday.

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    Rolling Meadows’ Willis Goodwin delivers two despite pressure from Hersey’s Jace Coffaro in the first half of boys varsity basketball at Rolling Meadows on Friday.

    Images: Hersey vs. Rolling Meadows, girls basketball

    The Rolling Meadows High School girls and boys basketball teams hosted Hersey High School on Friday, Jan. 12, in Rolling Meadows.

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    Charlotte Hornets owner Michael Jordan, left, talks with Dwight Howard, right, during the first half of the team's NBA basketball game against the Utah Jazz in Charlotte, N.C., Friday, Jan. 12, 2018. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton)

    Walker leads Hornets to 99-88 victory over Jazz

    Kemba Walker scored 22 and Frank Kaminsky 16 to lead Charlotte on a night Dwight Howard was limited to eight points

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    Libertyville’s Travis Clark, left, drives past Mundelein’s Andrew Silva during their game Friday night at Libertyville High School.

    Images: Libertyville vs. Mundelein boys basketball

    The Libertyville Wildcats hosted the Mundelein Mustangs for boys basketball action on Friday, Jan. 12 in Libertyville.

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    Stanford women beat Washington State for 63rd straight time

    Alanna Smith tallied 20 points and Kaylee Johnson added 10 points and 15 rebounds to propel Stanford to a 70-57 victory over Washington State

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    Washington Wizards guard Bradley Beal (3) is fouled by Orlando Magic center Bismack Biyombo (11) during the first half of an NBA basketball game Friday, Jan. 12, 2018, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

    Beal, Wall score 30 apiece; Wizards down Magic 125-119

    Beal, Wall score 30 apiece; Wizards down Magic 125-119

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    Fenton clobbers Guerin

    Fenton defeated Guerin in a Metro Suburban Conference crossover boys basketball game.

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    Fremd gets to work, bounces Barrington

    Fremd’s boys basketball team came up with a solid defensive effort, especially in the first half, to knock off visiting Barrington 57-44 on Friday.

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    Mazyck, Simon power USC women to 86-51 romp over Colorado

    Aliyah Mazyck poured in 29 points and grabbed eight rebounds and Kristen Simon added a double-double to power Southern California to an 86-51 victory over Colorado

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    Tincu powers Lisle past Wilmington

    Lisle defeated Wilmington in an Interstate Eight Conference boys basketball game.

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    Vancouver Canucks players celebrate their goal against Columbus Blue Jackets' Sergei Bobrovsky, of Russia, during the second period of an NHL hockey game Friday, Jan. 12, 2018, in Columbus, Ohio. (AP Photo/Jay LaPrete)

    Canucks rally in the second period to beat Blue Jackets 5-2

    Sven Baertschi sparked a four-goal second period for Vancouver, Jacob Markstrom had 27 saves and the Canucks beat the Columbus Blue Jackets 5-2

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    Providence heats up in 2nd half, beats DePaul 71-64

    Jalen Lindsey had 18 points, including 4 of 8 from 3-point range, Alpha Diallo had 14 of his 16 points in the second half, and Providence beat DePaul 71-64

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    St. Charles East players, including Alexis Kiefer, top middle, and Katherine Weinzirl, bottom, celebrate after their win over St. Charles North during Friday’s game at East.

    St. Charles East rallies past St. Charles North

    St. Charles East’s girls basketball team rallied from an 8-point deficit to defeat St. Charles North 51-43 Friday.

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    Angels reach deal with Richards, other arbitration eligibles

    Pitchers Garrett Richards, Tyler Skaggs and Matt Shoemaker and the Los Angeles Angels have avoided salary arbitration by agreeing to deals, along with the team's other seven arbitration-eligible players

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    Larkin storms back to down Streamwood

    Larkin’s boys basketball team earned a come-from-behind 66-49 win at Streamwood in Upstate Eight River play Friday night.

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    Mariners reach deals with Paxton, Zunino, 3 others

    Left-handed starter James Paxton and catcher Mike Zunino are among five players who have agreed to one-year deals with the Seattle Mariners

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    Brooklyn Nets center Jahlil Okafor (4) shoots over Atlanta Hawks center Miles Plumlee (18) in the first half of an NBA basketball game Friday, Jan. 12, 2018, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)

    Dinwiddie takes charge in closing seconds, Nets beat Hawks

    Spencer Dinwiddie finished with 20 points, 10 assists and nine rebounds and the Brooklyn Nets got 17 points from Jahlil Okafor in a 110-105 victory over the Atlanta Hawks

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    Keuchel gets $13.2M deal from Astros after title

    Astros starter Dallas Keuchel agreed to a $13.2 million, one-year contract after helping lead Houston to its first World Series title

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    Elgin cruises past North Boone to open tournament

    Elgin’s boys basketball team opened the Burlington Central MLK Classic Friday night with a 71-46 win over North Boone.

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    Carr's jumper lifts Penn State over Nebraska 76-74 in OT

    Carr lifts Penn State over Nebraska in OT

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

    BC-BKC--Milwaukee-Ill.-Chicago Long Box ILL.-CHICAGO 88, MILWAUKEE 73FGFTRebMILWAUKEEMinM-AM-AO-TAPFPTSV.Johnson182-66-84-70110B.Prahl251-80-01-3112Bell383-98-110-33416Haas161-20-00-0213Stull365-100-03-45111Nze338-121-34-90317Warren-Newsome235-152-21-52114Barnes110-30-00-1010Totals20025-6517-2413-32131373 Percentages: FG .385, FT .708. 3-Point Goals: 6-22, .273 (Bell 2-4, Warren-Newsome 2-7, Haas 1-2, Stull 1-4, Barnes 0-1, Nze 0-2, B.Prahl 0-2). Team Rebounds: 5. Team Turnovers: 9 (10 PTS). Blocked Shots: 5 (B.Prahl 2, Nze 2, V.Johnson). Turnovers: 9 (Nze 2, Stull 2, B.Prahl, Bell, Haas, V.Johnson, Warren-Newsome). Steals: 7 (Bell 2, B.Prahl, Nze, Stull, V.Johnson, Warren-Newsome). Technical Fouls: None. FGFTRebILL.-CHICAGOMinM-AM-AO-TAPFPTSBlount234-50-01-5348Dixson268-163-40-01122Odiase262-41-22-4125Ferguson336-102-21-79315Ottey308-152-21-40120Robinson171-10-01-5032Matthews173-83-40-11011Boahen141-31-10-1223Wiley121-40-02-3132Diggins20-00-01-1000Totals20034-6612-159-31181988 Percentages: FG .515, FT .800. 3-Point Goals: 8-21, .381 (Dixson 3-5, Matthews 2-3, Ottey 2-5, Ferguson 1-4, Blount 0-1, Wiley 0-1, Boahen 0-2). Team Rebounds: 6. Team Turnovers: 11 (12 PTS). Blocked Shots: 8 (Ferguson 3, Matthews 2, Odiase 2, Robinson). Turnovers: 11 (Blount 2, Boahen 2, Ferguson 2, Ottey 2, Dixson, Odiase, Robinson). Steals: 5 (Blount, Boahen, Dixson, Ferguson, Robinson). Technical Fouls: None. Milwaukee2647-73Ill.-Chicago3850-88 A_1,643 (9,500).

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    BC-BKC--Milwaukee-Ill.-Chicago Box

    BC-BKC--Milwaukee-Ill.-Chicago Box ILL.-CHICAGO 88, MILWAUKEE 73MILWAUKEE (9-10) B.Prahl 1-8 0-0 2, V.Johnson 2-6 6-8 10, Haas 1-2 0-0 3, Stull 5-10 0-0 11, Bell 3-9 8-11 16, Nze 8-12 1-3 17, Barnes 0-3 0-0 0, Warren-Newsome 5-15 2-2 14. Totals 25-65 17-24 73. ILL.-CHICAGO (8-10) Blount 4-5 0-0 8, Dixson 8-16 3-4 22, Odiase 2-4 1-2 5, Ottey 8-15 2-2 20, Ferguson 6-10 2-2 15, Diggins 0-0 0-0 0, Wiley 1-4 0-0 2, Robinson 1-1 0-0 2, Matthews 3-8 3-4 11, Boahen 1-3 1-1 3. Totals 34-66 12-15 88. Halftime_Ill.-Chicago 38-26. 3-Point Goals_Milwaukee 6-22 (Bell 2-4, Warren-Newsome 2-7, Haas 1-2, Stull 1-4, Barnes 0-1, Nze 0-2, B.Prahl 0-2), Ill.-Chicago 8-21 (Dixson 3-5, Matthews 2-3, Ottey 2-5, Ferguson 1-4, Wiley 0-1, Blount 0-1, Boahen 0-2). Fouled Out_None. Rebounds_Milwaukee 32 (Nze 9), Ill.-Chicago 31 (Ferguson 7). Assists_Milwaukee 13 (Stull 5), Ill.-Chicago 18 (Ferguson 9). Total Fouls_Milwaukee 13, Ill.-Chicago 19. A_1,643 (9,500).

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    Dixson, Ottey combine for 42, UIC beats Milwaukee 88-73

    Dikembe Dixson scored 22 points, Marcus Ottey added 20, and UIC never trailed in beating Milwaukee 88-73 to win its third straight

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    Shortstop Semien among 5 A's to reach 1-year deals

    Shortstop Marcus Semien is one of five players to reach agreement on a one-year contract with the Oakland Athletics to avoid salary arbitration

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    Tough zone, strong shooting help Conant past Hoffman Estates

    Conant used a tough 3-2 zone to put the clamps on Hoffman Estates. The defensive effort, plus some hot shooting — especially from the 3-point line — led the host Cougars to a Mid-Suburban West victory Friday. Six-foot-9 Ryan Davis scored 24 points as Conant won 57-42.

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    Twins reach deals with Escobar, 4 others

    The Minnesota Twins have agreed to a $4.85 million, one-year deal with infielder Eduardo Escobar, avoiding arbitration

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    Miami Heat coach Erik Spoelstra yells to officials during the first half of the team's NBA basketball game against the Indiana Pacers in Indianapolis, Wednesday, Jan. 10, 2018. Spoelstra received a technical on the exchange. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy)

    On Erik Spoelstra's mind these days: A berth, and a birth

    A berth, and a birth, are on Heat coach Erik Spoelstra's mind as the second half of Miami's season arrives

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    Heat guard Dion Waiters decides to have ankle surgery

    Dion Waiters of the Miami Heat has decided to have surgery to repair his left ankle, and is expected to miss the rest of the season

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    FILE - In this Sept. 30, 2017, file photo, Baltimore Orioles third baseman Manny Machado fields a ground ball by Tampa Bay Rays' Wilson Ramos during the first inning of a baseball game in St. Petersburg, Fla. The hot corner figures to be smoking Friday, Jan. 12, 2018, when players and team swap proposed salaries in arbitration. Toronto's Josh Donaldson, Washington's Anthony Rendon, Chicago Cubs' Kris Bryant and Machado were among the more than 170 players headed to the exchange. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara, File)

    Orioles avoid arbitration with Machado, Britton, 3 others

    The Baltimore Orioles have agreed to a $16 million contract with third baseman Manny Machado and a $12 million deal with injured closer Zach Britton, avoiding arbitration with both stars

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    Chicago Cubs' Kris Bryant is introduced at the baseball team's annual convention Friday, Jan. 12, 2018, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)

    Bryant gets $10.85M, record for 1st arbitration eligible

    Cubs slugger Kris Bryant agrees to $10.85 million, one-year deal, setting record for player eligible for arbitration for first time

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    FILE- In this Nov. 5, 2017, file photo, Carolina Panthers' Thomas Davis gets ready for the team's NFL football game against the Atlanta Falcons in Charlotte, N.C. Davis says the 2018 season will be his last. Davis confirmed his decision during an appearance on NFL Network on Friday, Jan. 12. While the Panthers didn’t make an official announcement, the team posted a picture of Davis on its Twitter page with the word “Respect.” Davis said he made his decision when the team signed him to a contract extension through 2018. He said he had been seeking an extension through 2019. (AP Photo/Bob Leverone, File)

    Carolina LB Davis announces retirement following 2018 season

    Carolina Panthers linebacker Thomas Davis says the 2018 NFL season will be his last

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    Chicago Cubs president of baseball o right,perations Theo Epstein, checks his phone during the Cubs' annual baseball convention Friday, Jan. 12, 2018, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)

    All's quiet for Cubs at fan convention

    Epstein, Cubs still looking to add a pitcher before season

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    The Chicago White Sox avoided salary aribitration with Jose Abreu, Carlos Rodon, Luis Avilan and Leury Garcia on Friday. The Sox were unable to come to terms with Avisail Garcia and Yolmer Sanchez. Last year, Abreu batted .304 with 43 doubles, 33 home runs and 102 RBI. He led the American League with 343 total bases and became the third player in major-league history to begin his career with four or more consecutive seasons of 25-plus homers and 100-plus RBI, joining Hall of Famer Joe DiMaggio (1936-41) and Albert Pujols (2001-10).

    White Sox avoid arbitration with Abreu, three others

    The Chicago White Sox avoided salary aribitration with Jose Abreu, Carlos Rodon, Luis Avilan and Leury Garcia on Friday. The Sox were unable to come to terms with Avisail Garcia and Yolmer Sanchez.

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    White Sox avoid arbitration with Abreu, 3 others

    The Chicago White Sox have agreed to a $13 million, one-year deal with slugger Jose Abreu, avoiding arbitration

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    Penguins goaltender Murray out tending to personal matter

    Pittsburgh Penguins goaltender Matt Murray is in Canada with his family to tend to a personal matter and will be away from the team indefinitely

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    Indians reach arbitration deals, set hearing with Bauer

    The Indians avoided salary arbitration by agreeing to 1-year contracts with pitcher Danny Salazar and right fielder Lonnie Chisenhall on Friday

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    Bogaerts, Bradley among 9 Red Sox to reach 1-year contracts

    Shortstop Xander Bogaerts and outfielder Jackie Bradley Jr. are among nine Boston Red Sox players who have reached deals on one-year contracts

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    In this Thursday, Jan. 11, 2018 photo, employees work at the DraftKings office in Boston. The leading daily fantasy sports company has launched a new sports game that lets users hone in on a single NFL football playoff game, which has some gambling experts wondering if the contest inches the industry closer to the territory of sports betting that remains illegal in most of the United States. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

    New fantasy sports game revives sports betting concerns

    A leading daily fantasy sports company has launched a new contest for the NFL playoffs, but some gambling experts suggest the company is violating federal law

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    Hardaway Jr. returns to Knicks on minutes restriction

    Tim Hardaway Jr. returned to the New York Knicks on Friday at Minnesota after missing 20 games with a stress injury in his lower left leg.

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    Warriors' Stephen Curry out against Bucks with sore ankle

    Golden State star Stephen Curry won't play on Friday against Milwaukee, the second straight game that the sharpshooting guard will have been sidelined by a right ankle injury

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    The Bears have added former NFL wide receiver and safety Mike Furrey as their wide receivers coach. Furrey was the head coach at Limestone College in Gaffney, South Carolina for the past two years. The previous three years, he was Marshall’s wide receivers coach.

    Bears hire Mike Furrey as receivers coach

    The Bears have added former NFL wide receiver and safety Mike Furrey as their wide receivers coach.

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    With Zach LaVine’s debut in the starting lineup on Saturday, Chicago Bulls head coach Fred Hoiberg will essentially have his full roster together for the first time.

    LaVine joins starting lineup with his Bulls debut on Saturday

    Zach LaVine was officially named a Chicago Bulls starter for Saturday’s game against Detroit. After an 11-month rehab for an ACL injury, LaVine will make his Bulls debut at the United Center.

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    After missing two games with a stomach virus, Nikola Mirotic was back at practice and should be ready to play Saturday against Detroit. With Zach LaVine making his Bulls debut, the team will be essentially at full strength for the first time.

    With Mirotic ready to return, Bulls close to having full lineup healthy

    After missing two games with a stomach virus, Nikola Mirotic was back at practice and should be ready to play Saturday against Detroit. With Zach LaVine making his Bulls debut, the team will be essentially at full strength for the first time.

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    Wise gets a win and earns chance to defend Olympic gold

    David Wise will get the chance to defend his Olympic gold medal after wrapping up his spot in the Pyeongchang Games with a victory in a ski halfpipe qualifier

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    NC State's Hines, Richardson leaving school early for NFL

    North Carolina State running back Nyheim Hines and offensive tackle Will Richardson are skipping their final season to enter the NFL draft

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    Chiefs hire McCullough off USC staff to coach running backs

    The Chiefs hired Deland McCullough off the staff at Southern California to coach their running backs, taking the place of recently promoted assistant coach Eric Bieniemy

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    Cavaliers, Pacers will be missing key pieces for game

    Isaiah Thomas and Dwyane Wade are out of the lineup for the Cleveland Cavaliers against Indiana

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    College Basketball Schedule

    All Times ESTSaturday, Jan. 13EAST St. Bonaventure at Rhode Island, 11 a.m. Georgetown at Seton Hall, Noon UMBC at Mass.-Lowell, Noon Albany (NY) at Maine, Noon La Salle at Duquesne, 12:30 p.m. Dartmouth at Boston College, 1 p.m. Memphis at Temple, 2 p.m. Binghamton at Hartford, 2 p.m. Miami (Ohio) at Buffalo, 2 p.m. Stony Brook at Vermont, 2 p.m. Mount St. Mary's at St. Francis (Pa.), 2 p.m. Georgia Tech at Pittsburgh, 2 p.m. Bryant at CCSU, 3:30 p.m. Sacred Heart at St. Francis Brooklyn, 4 p.m. Hofstra at Drexel, 4 p.m. Robert Morris at Fairleigh Dickinson, 4:30 p.m. Wagner at LIU Brooklyn, 4:30 p.m. Cornell at Princeton, 7 p.m. Columbia at Penn, 7 p.m. Fairfield at Marist, 7 p.m. Siena at Manhattan, 7 p.m. Villanova at St. John's, 8 p.m. SOUTH Wake Forest at Duke, Noon Chattanooga at The Citadel, 1 p.m. Florida at Mississippi, 1 p.m. South Carolina at Georgia, 1 p.m. UConn at Tulane, 1 p.m. Syracuse at Florida St., 2 p.m. Saint Louis at George Mason, 2:30 p.m. Miami at Clemson, 3 p.m. Georgia Southern at Appalachian St., 3:30 p.m. Georgia St. at Coastal Carolina, 3:30 p.m. Auburn at Mississippi St., 3:30 p.m. VMI at ETSU, 4 p.m. Abilene Christian at Northwestern St., 4 p.m. Samford at Mercer, 4 p.m. SC-Upstate at Stetson, 4 p.m. Morgan St. at NC A&T, 4 p.m. Towson at William & Mary, 4 p.m. Florida A&M at Bethune-Cookman, 4 p.m. Delaware at James Madison, 4 p.m. Cent. Arkansas at Nicholls, 4 p.m. Howard at SC State, 4 p.m. Coppin St. at NC Central, 4 p.m. Kentucky at Vanderbilt, 4 p.m. Virginia Tech at Louisville, 4 p.m. Troy at South Alabama, 4:05 p.m. George Washington at Richmond, 4:30 p.m. Louisiana Tech at UAB, 5 p.m. Alcorn St. at MVSU, 5 p.m. Texas A&M-CC at New Orleans, 5:15 p.m. Austin Peay at Jacksonville St., 5:30 p.m. Md.-Eastern Shore at Savannah St., 6 p.m. McNeese St. at SE Louisiana, 6 p.m. Alabama A&M at Alabama St., 6 p.m. Texas A&M at Tennessee, 6 p.m. Lipscomb at Jacksonville, 6 p.m. Prairie View at Grambling St., 6:30 p.m. Texas Southern at Jackson St., 6:30 p.m. NJIT at Florida Gulf Coast, 7 p.m. Coll. of Charleston at Elon, 7 p.m. Cincinnati at South Florida, 7 p.m. Marshall at Old Dominion, 7 p.m. Furman at Wofford, 7 p.m. Morehead St. at UT Martin, 7 p.m. Northeastern at UNC-Wilmington, 7 p.m. W. Kentucky at Charlotte, 7 p.m. Southern Miss. at Middle Tennessee, 7 p.m. Kennesaw St. at North Florida, 7 p.m. UNC-Greensboro at W. Carolina, 7:30 p.m. Louisiana-Monroe at Louisiana-Lafayette, 8 p.m. Alabama at LSU, 8:30 p.m. Murray St. at Tennessee Tech, 8:30 p.m. MIDWEST Michigan at Michigan St., Noon Purdue at Minnesota, Noon Kansas St. at Kansas, Noon Creighton at Xavier, 2 p.m. Bowling Green at Akron, 2 p.m. Weber St. at North Dakota, 3 p.m. Baylor at Iowa St., 3 p.m. Oral Roberts at N. Dakota St., 3 p.m. Evansville at Drake, 3 p.m. Denver at S. Dakota St., 3 p.m. Bradley at Loyola of Chicago, 4 p.m. Belmont at E. Illinois, 4:15 p.m. E. Michigan at N. Illinois, 4:30 p.m. Toledo at Cent. Michigan, 4:30 p.m. Ball St. at W. Michigan, 4:30 p.m.

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    MLS announces competitive gaming league with EA Sports

    Major League Soccer is partnering with EA Sports to create a competitive league around the company's FIFA 18 soccer game

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    Matthews apologizes for Cosby comment

    MSNBC's Chris Matthews has apologized for an outtake where he joked about bringing a 'Bill Cosby pill' to an interview with Hillary Clinton during the 2016 campaign

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    File-This June 1, 2017, file photo, author Stephen King speaks at Book Expo America in New York. There’s a whiff of horror about PEN America’s new Literary Service Award winner, it’s Stephen King. The literary and human rights organization will honor King with the award May 22 at the American Museum of Natural History. His new novel, “The Outsider,” is also published on that date. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)

    Horror master Stephen King to receive PEN America award

    PEN America will honor legendary suspense writer Stephen King with the 2018 PEN America Literary Service Award at its annual Literary Gala on May 22 at the American Museum of Natural History in New York

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    The top 10 songs and albums on the iTunes Store

    This week's top selling songs and albums on Apple iTunes.

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    FILE - In this Wednesday, Nov. 8, 2017, file photo, Carrie Underwood performs "Softly and Tenderly" during an In Memoriam tribute at the 51st annual CMA Awards at the Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, Tenn. Underwood teamed up with Ludacris to co-write a new song “The Champion,” which will be the opening video for the Super Bowl on Feb. 4 airing on NBC. The song, which was also written by country songwriters Brett James and Chris DeStefano, was released Friday, Jan. 12, 2018. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP, File

    Carrie Underwood, Ludacris write song for Super Bowl

    Country star Carrie Underwood teamed up with Ludacris to co-write a new song, "The Champion," which will be the opening video for the Super Bowl on Feb. 4 airing on NBC

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    Darren Criss, from left, Edgar Ramirez and Ricky Martin participates in the "The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story" panel during the FOX Television Critics Association Winter Press Tour on Friday, Jan. 5, 2018, in Pasadena, Calif. (Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP)

    'Versace' stars: Anti-gay bias led to designer's death

    "The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story," about the serial killer who shot famed Italian designer Versace to death in 1997, begins airing Wednesday on FX.

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    Pain can be a symptom of family problem

    Sometimes when a family member is hurting, another shows the pain. But our Ken Potts says healing the family takes resolving the obvious problem and the underlying issue.

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    Paramount Theatre in Aurora revives the John Kander/Fred Ebb classic “Cabaret.”

    Hot tickets: Discounted Chicago Theatre Week tickets on sale now

    Don't delay: Discounted tickets are on sale now for more than 100 productions at dozens of suburban and Chicago theaters as part of the sixth annual Chicago Theatre Week, which runs Feb. 8-18.

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    Host Olivia Munn, left, and Niecy Nash speak out at the 23rd annual Critics' Choice Awards Thursday, Jan. 11, in Santa Monica, Calif.

    Critics' Choice Awards: Mark Wahlberg gets called out, James Franco is a no-show

    A few days after the Golden Globe Awards, a very similar crowd of movie and television stars gathered in Santa Monica, California, for the 23rd annual Critics' Choice Awards. But one familiar face was missing: James Franco. Here are eight things to know about what happened at the awards Thursday.

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    Comedian Dave Attell performs at the Improv Comedy Showcase in Schaumburg.

    Weekend picks: 'Insomniac' comedian Dave Attell plays Woodfield's Improv

    Standup comedian and “Insomniac” host Dave Attell takes the mic at Schaumburg's Improv Comedy Showcase for a run of shows through Sunday. More on this, the Enchanted Railroad display at Lisle's Morton Arboretum, the premiere of Steel Beam Theatre's “Dry Powder” and other fun events.

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    It’s OK to feel vulnerable, lost in retirement

    Carolyn Hax says it is OK not to have everything figured out in retirement, and it is even better to admit it to the people who care about you.

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    This Jennifer Gilmer kitchen featuring honed marble counters is on the cover of Gilmer's book “The Kitchen Bible: A Guide to Designing the Perfect Culinary Space.”

    The counter argument for natural stone

    For years, many architects and kitchen designers steered their clients away from natural-stone countertops such as marble, limestone and soapstone because of their porous, fragile nature, but people have eased up in their attitudes about having a perfect kitchen.

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    Chloe Benjamin will sign “The Immortalists” at 7 p.m. Friday, Jan. 19, at Anderson’s Bookshop in Naperville.

    ‘The Immortalists’ is a sweeping family saga

    To describe Chloe Benjamin’s “The Immortalists,” as a story about the evolution of a family would be true, but wholly insignificant for the breadth of this amazing work of fiction. She visits Anderson’s Bookshop in Naperville Friday, Jan. 19.

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    Frances (Sarah Jessica Parker) grapples with new professional considerations at her art gallery in “Divorce,” returning Jan. 14 to HBO.

    Sarah Jessica Parker faces new challenges in Season 2 of HBO's 'Divorce'

    “Divorce” brings new issues for Sarah Jessica Parker. The actress-producer returns with Season 2 of her HBO series Sunday, Jan. 14, as her character struggles to adapt to life apart from her ex-husband.

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