Daily Archive : Wednesday January 17, 2018

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    Switzerland's Roger Federer wipes sweat from his face during his second round match against Germany's Jan-Lennard Struff at the Australian Open tennis championships in Melbourne, Australia, Thursday, Jan. 18, 2018. (AP Photo/Vincent Thian)

    Hot and bothered: Temperatures rise, seeds fall in Australia

    On a day when shade was a valuable commodity in the searing heat at Melbourne Park, Roger Federer played it cool at the Australian Open

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    Brooklyn Nets' Rondae Hollis-Jefferson (24) defends San Antonio Spurs' LaMarcus Aldridge (12) during the first half of an NBA basketball game Wednesday, Jan. 17, 2018, in New York. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)

    Aldridge, Mills lead Spurs over Nets after Leonard shut down

    LaMarcus Aldridge scored 34 points, Patty Mills made seven 3-pointers and the San Antonio Spurs responded to the latest absence of Kawhi Leonard by beating the Brooklyn Nets 100-95

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    Ohio State head coach Chris Holtmann directs his team during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game against Northwestern Wednesday, Jan. 17, 2018, in Rosemont, Ill. Ohio State won 71-65. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)

    Holtmann makes Big Ten history as Ohio St. tops Northwestern

    Chris Holtmann became the first coach in 95 years to win his first seven Big Ten games as No. 22 Ohio State defeated Northwestern 71-65

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    Germany's Alexander Zverev waits to serve to compatriot Peter Gojowczyk during their second round match at the Australian Open tennis championships in Melbourne, Australia, Thursday, Jan. 18, 2018. (AP Photo/Dita Alangkara)

    The Latest: Fourth-seeded Zverev advances at Australian Open

    Fourth-seeded Alexander Zverev overcame a mid-match lull to advance to the third round of the Australian Open with a 6-1, 6-3, 4-6, 6-3 win over fellow German Peter Gojowczyk

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    Girls bowling scoreboard: Wednesday, Jan. 17 results
    High school girls bowling results from meets of Wednesday, Jan. 17.

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    Brandon Grissette, left, an Elgin High School alum, and Sherick Simpson, a Larkin High School alum talk on the baseline. Grissette organized the event. Simpson played 10 years in professional basketball and is in the Elgin Sports Hall of Fame.

    Elgin-Larkin alumni games a smashing success

    If an event is judged by the number of smiles it triggers, Wednesday’s Elgin vs. Larkin alumni basketball event at Chesbrough Field House can only be considered a rousing success.

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    Blackhawks goalie Crawford has been on injured reserve since Dec. 27 with an upper-body injury. The Chicago Sun-Times, citing three sources, reported Tuesday that Crawford is suffering from vertigo and there is growing concern that he may not return.

    Blackhawks' Scotty Bowman: Vertigo shouldn't cause Crawford to miss rest of season

    Scotty Bowman says he'd be surprised if vertigo would keep Corey Crawford from missing the rest of the Chicago Blackhawks' season.

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    Girls basketball scoreboard: Wednesday, Jan. 17 results
    High school girls basketball results from games of Wednesday, Jan. 17.

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    Boys basketball scoreboard: Wednesday, Jan. 17 results
    High school boys basketball results from games of Wednesday, Jan. 17.

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    Boston Bruins left wing Brad Marchand, top, celebrates after his goal off Montreal Canadiens goaltender Carey Price (31) during the third period of an NHL hockey game in Boston, Wednesday, Jan. 17, 2018. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

    Bruins beat Canadiens 4-1 in coach Julien's return to Boston

    David Pastrnak and Ryan Spooner each scored an early goal, Tuukka Rask stopped 21 shots and the Bruins beat Montreal 4-1 in Canadiens coach Claude Julien's return to Boston

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    Golden State Warriors' Klay Thompson (11) scores past Chicago Bulls' Robin Lopez (42) and Jerian Grant during the first half of an NBA basketball game Wednesday, Jan. 17, 2018, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)

    Warriors beat Bulls 119-112 for 14th straight road win

    Klay Thompson scores 38 points as Golden State Warriors beat Chicago Bulls 119-112 for 14th straight road win

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    Golden State Warriors’ Klay Thompson (11) shoots between Chicago Bulls’ Kris Dunn (32) and Justin Holiday, right, during the second half of an NBA basketball game Wednesday, Jan. 17, 2018, in Chicago. The Warriors won 119-112.

    Bulls can’t run with Warriors for all four quarters

    This game had a little bit of everything, including a couple of scary injuries. Golden State won its 14th straight road game by beating the Chicago Bulls 119-112 at the United Center on Wednesday. Kris Dunn fell hard after a dunk late in the game.

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    Miami Heat's James Johnson drives past Milwaukee Bucks' Giannis Antetokounmpo during the first half of an NBA basketball game Wednesday, Jan. 17, 2018, in Milwaukee. (AP Photo/Morry Gash)

    Whiteside leads Heat to 106-101 win over Bucks

    Hassan Whiteside had a season-high 27 points, 13 rebounds and six blocks to lead the Miami Heat to a 106-101 victory over the Milwaukee Bucks

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    Rolling Meadows’ Melissa Spiwak (4) attempts to pass the ball around Glenbard West’s Maggie Stutelberg (13) during varsity girls basketball in Glen Ellyn on January 17, 2018.

    Glenbard West wears down Rolling Meadows

    Glenbard West defeated Rolling Meadows in a nonconference girls basketball game.

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    Brooks, Round Lake get NLCC win

    Round Lake’s girls basketball team picked up a Northern Lake County Conference win on the road Wednesday with a 49-33 decision at North Chicago.

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    Harrity, Grant lay down the law in NLCC showdown

    Grant’s girls basketball team closed the first half on a 26-9 run and notched a tie in conference play with an impressive 55-45 win against Grayslake Central.

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    Warren’s Jordan Johnson (5) drives on Waukegan’s Jaylin Cunningham on Wednesday night in Gurnee.

    The real Diehl: Warren tops Waukegan

    Behind Barak Diehl’s career-high 24 points, Warren led for most of the night, staved off a furious rally by Waukegan down the stretch and pulled out a 64-54 win in a North Suburban Conference boys basketball showdown Wednesday night.

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    Wheeling’s Morgan Collar, right, shoots while being guarded by Leyden’s Yaritza Frias during Wednesday’s game in Northlake.

    Wheeling passes tougher test from Leyden

    Wheeling’s girls baksetball team improved to 12-7 with a 36-33 triumph over Leyden in Franklin Park. The Wildcats won 58-38 over Leyden three weeks ago at the Blenner Classic at St. Viator on Dec. 27.

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    Hampshire, Dundee-Crown notch FVC wins

    Lauren Herrmann scored 21 points Wednesday night as the Hampshire girls basketball team downed Jacobs 45-39 in a Fox Valley Conference game.

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    Baylor center Kalani Brown, center, drives to the basket between Iowa State's Bridget Carleton, left, and Meredith Burkhall, right, during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game, Wednesday, Jan. 17, 2018, in Ames, Iowa. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)

    Brown, Cox help No. 4 Baylor roll past Iowa State, 79-50

    Kalani Brown scored 25 points, Lauren Cox had 21 points, 15 rebounds and a career-high nine blocks, and No. 4 Baylor trounced Iowa State 79-50 for its 13th straight win

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    Toronto Raptors center Jonas Valanciunas (17) and Detroit Pistons center Andre Drummond (0) get tangled up under the net battling for a loose ball during the first half of an NBA basketball game in Toronto on Wednesday, Jan. 17, 2018. (Frank Gunn/The Canadian Press via AP)

    Valanciunas has double-double as Raptors beat Pistons 96-91

    Valanciunas has 17 points and 16 rebounds as Raptors beat Pistons 96-91 to avoid first three-game losing streak of season

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    Chicago Fire midfielder Bastian Schweinsteiger (31), of Germany, is confronted with defensive pressure by New England Revolution forward Kei Kamara (23) during the first half of their MLS Soccer match Saturday, June 17, 2017, in Foxborough, Mass. The Fire defeated the Revolution 2-1.

    Chicago Fire sign Schweinsteiger for another season

    The Chicago Fire announced Wednesday it has re-signed German midfielder Bastian Schweinsteiger to a one-year deal, bringing him back to Chicago for a second MLS season.

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    College Basketball Scores

    Wednesday, Jan. 17EAST American U. 69, Boston U. 58 Bucknell 78, Loyola (Md.) 70 Colgate 76, Lehigh 72 George Washington 80, George Mason 68 Holy Cross 70, Army 66 La Salle 75, Fordham 67 Navy 75, Lafayette 72 Rhode Island 73, UMass 51 Rutgers 80, Iowa 64 Saint Joseph's 81, Dayton 65 Temple 59, Tulsa 58 Villanova 88, Georgetown 56 SOUTH Alabama 76, Auburn 71 Cent. Arkansas 81, New Orleans 57 East Carolina 90, South Florida 52 Florida 88, Arkansas 73 Richmond 67, VCU 52 SE Louisiana 85, Houston Baptist 69 Tulane 81, Houston 72 MIDWEST Creighton 80, Seton Hall 63 Illinois St. 70, Bradley 57 Indiana St. 71, Evansville 66 Loyola of Chicago 79, S. Illinois 65 Missouri St. 64, Valparaiso 57 Ohio St. 71, Northwestern 65 SMU 83, Wichita St. 78 Saint Louis 76, Duquesne 63 South Dakota 82, Oral Roberts 70 W. Illinois 75, Fort Wayne 74, OT Xavier 88, St. John's 82 SOUTHWEST Lamar 90, Incarnate Word 69 Sam Houston St. 75, Northwestern St. 52 Stephen F. Austin 76, Abilene Christian 66 TCU 96, Iowa St. 73 Texas 67, Texas Tech 58 FAR WEST Air Force 76, Colorado St. 71 Boise St. 71, Utah St. 67 ___

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    West Aurora makes easy work of Rosary

    West Aurora defeated Rosary 71-34 in a nonconference girls basketball game Wednesday night.

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    Holding: Browns tackle Thomas still undecided about future

    Browns tackle Joe Thomas still undecided about continuing stellar career

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    Former Naperville North quarterback Jordan Tassio will be inducted into the school hall of fame.

    This year’s Naperville North Hall class? Petersen has seen them all

    Naperville North Hall of Famer Petersen was there at the beginning

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    Larkin High School alum Daniel McFadden and Elgin High School alum D’Angelo Stewart battle for a rebound.

    Images: Elgin vs. Larkin, alumni boys basketball games

    Elgin and Larkin High School boys basketball alumni played in two games at Chesbrough Field House on the campus of Elgin High School Wednesday night.

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    Memphis Grizzlies forward JaMychal Green (0) reacts after dunking the ball as New York Knicks forward Michael Beasley, from left, Grizzlies guard Tyreke Evans (12), and Knicks forwards Kristaps Porzingis and Tim Hardaway Jr. (3) look on in the second half of an NBA basketball game Wednesday, Jan. 17, 2018, in Memphis, Tenn. (AP Photo/Brandon Dill)

    Evans has 23 points, 10 assists as Grizzlies beat Knicks

    Tyreke Evans had 23 points, including three free throws in the closing seconds, along with 10 assists to lift the Memphis Grizzlies over the New York Knicks 105-99

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    Ingram leads Loyola-Chicago past Southern Illinois, 79-65

    Donte Ingram hit five 3-pointers and scored 25 points and Loyola-Chicago won for the fourth straight time and fifth time in six games by shooting its way past Southern Illinois, 79-65 in a Missouri Valley Conference battle

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    Girls bowling: Focused Frick has Saxons on a roll

    Schaumburg junior bowler Kylie Frick is determined to make this her best-ever season. Considering how superlative her last two years have been, that’s saying a lot.

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    Iowa' Nicholas Baer, left, and Rutgers' Geo Baker (0) battle for a loose ball during an NCAA college basketball game, Wednesday, Jan. 17, 2018 in Piscataway, N.J. (John Munson/NJ Advance Media via AP)

    Sanders, Baker lead Rutgers past Iowa 80-64

    Corey Sanders had 18 points and eight assists and two steals and Geo Baker had 17 points, five rebounds, five assists and two steals to lead Rutgers past Iowa 80-64

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    Los Angeles Lakers forward Brandon Ingram (14) passes between Oklahoma City Thunder center Steven Adams (12) and forward Paul George, right, in the first half of an NBA basketball game in Oklahoma City, Wednesday, Jan. 17, 2018. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)

    Anthony, Adams lead Thunder past Lakers 114-90

    Anthony, Adams lead Thunder past Lakers 114-90

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    In this Wednesday, June 7, 2017 photo, Atlanta Dream guard Layshia Clarendon (23) looks to pass during an WNBA basketball game against the New York Liberty in New York. Former California women’s basketball player and current WNBA guard Layshia Clarendon has filed a lawsuit against Cal claiming she was sexually assaulted by a longtime member of the athletic department. The school acknowledged the lawsuit Wednesday night, Jan. 17, 2018 and said the staff member, Mohamed Muqtar, had recently been placed on paid leave. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens, File)

    Ex-Cal G Clarendon sues university alleging sexual assault

    Former California women's basketball player and current WNBA guard Layshia Clarendon has filed a lawsuit against Cal claiming she was sexually assaulted by a longtime member of the athletic department

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    BC-BKC--Fort Wayne-W. Illinois Box

    BC-BKC--Fort Wayne-W. Illinois Box W. ILLINOIS 75, FORT WAYNE 74, OTFORT WAYNE (13-9) Taylor 5-5 0-1 11, Levitch 3-5 0-0 9, Scott 5-17 7-9 17, Harrell 5-7 2-3 13, Konchar 4-15 2-5 11, Carl 2-8 1-2 5, Benford 0-1 0-0 0, King 2-3 1-2 6, Weir 0-3 2-2 2. Totals 26-64 15-24 74. W. ILLINOIS (10-7) Gilbeck 6-6 4-7 16, Webster 8-20 4-5 24, Duff 3-7 0-0 9, Johnson 0-0 0-0 0, Ancrum 9-20 3-5 23, Morgan 0-1 0-0 0, Snyder 0-0 0-0 0, Hughes 1-2 0-0 2, Bruster 0-4 1-2 1. Totals 27-60 12-19 75. Halftime_Fort Wayne 36-26. End Of Regulation_Tied 68. 3-Point Goals_Fort Wayne 7-21 (Levitch 3-5, Taylor 1-1, King 1-2, Harrell 1-2, Konchar 1-6, Carl 0-1, Weir 0-1, Scott 0-3), W. Illinois 9-21 (Webster 4-8, Duff 3-5, Ancrum 2-6, Bruster 0-2). Fouled Out_Taylor. Rebounds_Fort Wayne 38 (Scott, Konchar 7), W. Illinois 35 (Ancrum 12). Assists_Fort Wayne 10 (Scott, Konchar 4), W. Illinois 9 (Bruster 5). Total Fouls_Fort Wayne 18, W. Illinois 21. A_482 (5,139).

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    BC-BKC--Fort Wayne-W. Illinois Long Box

    BC-BKC--Fort Wayne-W. Illinois Long Box W. ILLINOIS 75, FORT WAYNE 74, OTFGFTRebFORT WAYNEMinM-AM-AO-TAPFPTSTaylor205-50-12-50511Harrell365-72-32-40113Konchar434-152-51-74211Levitch373-50-00-4129Scott385-177-90-74117Weir190-32-20-0102Carl182-81-21-4045Benford70-10-02-3030King72-31-20-4006Totals22526-6415-248-38101874 Percentages: FG .406, FT .625. 3-Point Goals: 7-21, .333 (Levitch 3-5, Taylor 1-1, Harrell 1-2, King 1-2, Konchar 1-6, Carl 0-1, Weir 0-1, Scott 0-3). Team Rebounds: 2. Team Turnovers: 14 (25 PTS). Blocked Shots: 3 (Carl, Konchar, Taylor). Turnovers: 14 (Taylor 3, Harrell 2, Konchar 2, Scott 2, Benford, Carl, King, Levitch, Weir). Steals: 12 (Konchar 4, Levitch 4, Harrell 2, Scott 2). Technical Fouls: None. FGFTRebW. ILLINOISMinM-AM-AO-TAPFPTSGilbeck356-64-72-90216Duff403-70-00-1049Johnson110-00-00-3040Webster438-204-51-72224Ancrum439-203-52-122323Bruster310-41-20-1531Morgan110-10-00-1020Hughes91-20-00-1012Snyder20-00-00-0000Totals22527-6012-195-3592175 Percentages: FG .450, FT .632. 3-Point Goals: 9-21, .429 (Webster 4-8, Duff 3-5, Ancrum 2-6, Bruster 0-2). Team Rebounds: 5. Team Turnovers: 18 (20 PTS). Blocked Shots: 3 (Gilbeck 3). Turnovers: 18 (Ancrum 7, Bruster 3, Gilbeck 3, Johnson 2, Morgan 2, Webster). Steals: 3 (Ancrum, Bruster, Gilbeck). Technical Fouls: None. Fort Wayne36326-74W. Illinois26427-75 A_482 (5,139).

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    A Charlotte Hornets fan holds with a large photo of Charlotte Hornets head coach Steve Clifford during the first half of an NBA basketball game against the Washington Wizards in Charlotte, N.C., Wednesday, Jan. 17, 2018. Clifford returned to the bench after being out for several weeks for a health issue. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton)

    Hornets hammer Wizards 133-109 in Clifford's return

    Michael Kidd-Gilchrist scored 21 points, Dwight Howard had another double-double and the Charlotte Hornets used a record-setting first half to beat the Washington Wizards 133-109 in coach Steve Clifford's return

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    No. 24 Oklahoma State women beat No. 17 West Virginia 79-73

    Loryn Goodwin scored 14 of her 30 points in the fourth quarter to help No. 24 Oklahoma State pull away and beat No. 17 West Virginia 79-73

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    Aurora Central dumps Illiana behind 29 from Czerak

    Kyle Czerak poured in 29 points Wednesday night to lead the Aurora Central Catholic boys basketball team to a 54-49 Metro Suburban Blue win over Illiana Christian.

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    New Orleans Pelicans center DeMarcus Cousins (0) collects a rebound in front of Atlanta Hawks guard Kent Bazemore (24) during the first half of an NBA basketball game Wednesday, Jan. 17, 2018, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)

    Bazemore hits winning shot, Hawks beat Pelicans 94-93

    Kent Bazemore hit a jumper with 2.1 seconds remaining and the Hawks rallied from 19 points down to beat the New Orleans Pelicans 94-93 before a sparse crowd on an icy night in Atlanta

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    Warren’s Jordan Johnson (5) drives on Waukegan’s Jaylin Cunningham.

    Images: Warren vs. Waukegan, boys basketball

    The Warren Blue Devils hosted the Waukegan Bulldogs for boys basketball action on Wednesday, Jan. 17 in Gurnee.

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    Wheeling’s Morgan Collar, left, and Leyden’s Alyssa Simi battle for the ball.

    Images: Wheeling vs. Leyden, girls basketball

    The Wheeling High School girls basketball team hosted Leyden High School on Wednesday, Jan. 17, in Wheeling.

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    Zach Thomas scores 25 points, Bucknell grabs 1st in Patriot

    Zach Thomas scored 25 points, made four of Bucknell's eight free throws in the last 50 seconds to hold off Loyola 78-70 and the Bison took over sole possession of first place in the Patriot League Wednesday night

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    College Basketball Scores

    Wednesday, Jan. 17EAST American U. 69, Boston U. 58 Bucknell 78, Loyola (Md.) 70 Colgate 76, Lehigh 72 George Washington 80, George Mason 68 Holy Cross 70, Army 66 La Salle 75, Fordham 67 Navy 75, Lafayette 72 Rhode Island 73, UMass 51 Rutgers 80, Iowa 64 Saint Joseph's 81, Dayton 65 Temple 59, Tulsa 58 Villanova 88, Georgetown 56 SOUTH Alabama 76, Auburn 71 Cent. Arkansas 81, New Orleans 57 East Carolina 90, South Florida 52 Florida 88, Arkansas 73 Richmond 67, VCU 52 MIDWEST Illinois St. 70, Bradley 57 SMU 83, Wichita St. 78 South Dakota 82, Oral Roberts 70 SOUTHWEST Lamar 90, Incarnate Word 69 Sam Houston St. 75, Northwestern St. 52 ___

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    U.S. actor Will Ferrell holds up a toy wombat during a press conference at the Australian Open tennis championships in Melbourne, Thursday, Jan. 18, 2018. (Fiona Hamilton/Tennis Australia via AP)

    Comedian Will Ferrell brings laughs to the Australian Open

    American actor and comedian Will Ferrell isn't just at the Australian Open this week for the tennis

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    In this Jan. 12, 2018, photo, Houston Rockets forward Trevor Ariza (1) drives against the Phoenix Suns during the first half of an NBA basketball game in Phoenix. Ariza and Gerald Green have both been suspended for two games for entering the Los Angeles Clippers' locker room after a game earlier this week to confront another player. The NBA announced the suspensions Wednesday, Jan. 17. (AP Photo/Matt York)

    Houston's Ariza, Green suspended 2 games apiece by NBA

    The NBA decides: Rockets players Trevor Ariza and Gerald Green each suspended two games for entering Clippers' locker room

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    Glenbard West’s Jamiyah Thomas (25) and Rolling Meadows’ Elise Kowalski (23) struggle for control of the ball.

    Images: Rolling Meadows vs. Glenbard West, girls basketball

    Rolling Meadows at Glenbard West girls basketball action on January 17, 2018 in Glen Ellyn.

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    BC-BKC--Bradley-Illinois St. Box

    BC-BKC--Bradley-Illinois St. Box ILLINOIS ST. 70, BRADLEY 57BRADLEY (13-7) Thomas 6-9 1-2 13, Childs 3-7 2-5 8, Brown 3-19 2-2 9, Hodgson 0-2 0-0 0, Lautier-Ogunleye 4-10 3-6 13, van Bree 3-8 0-0 7, Bar 0-0 2-2 2, Lundy 0-0 0-0 0, Kennell 2-8 0-0 5, Stipanovich 0-1 0-0 0. Totals 21-64 10-17 57. ILLINOIS ST. (10-9) Fayne 3-6 2-4 8, Yarbrough 4-11 12-12 20, Ndiaye 4-6 0-1 8, Hein 2-6 3-4 8, Evans 4-10 1-3 11, Bruninga 0-3 0-0 0, Gassman 2-3 2-4 7, Tinsley 1-4 0-1 3, Clarance 2-5 0-0 5. Totals 22-54 20-29 70. Halftime_Illinois St. 29-22. 3-Point Goals_Bradley 5-28 (Lautier-Ogunleye 2-6, van Bree 1-3, Kennell 1-6, Brown 1-8, Thomas 0-1, Childs 0-1, Stipanovich 0-1, Hodgson 0-2), Illinois St. 6-21 (Evans 2-6, Gassman 1-1, Hein 1-2, Clarance 1-2, Tinsley 1-3, Bruninga 0-3, Yarbrough 0-4). Fouled Out_Hein. Rebounds_Bradley 39 (Thomas 13), Illinois St. 40 (Ndiaye 12). Assists_Bradley 14 (Brown 6), Illinois St. 11 (Hein, Evans, Yarbrough 3). Total Fouls_Bradley 22, Illinois St. 23. A_6,321 (10,200).

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

    BC-BKC--Bradley-Illinois St. Long Box ILLINOIS ST. 70, BRADLEY 57FGFTRebBRADLEYMinM-AM-AO-TAPFPTSChilds263-72-51-6048Thomas316-91-27-131213Brown363-192-20-3629Hodgson200-20-00-3020Lautier-Ogunleye294-103-63-64413Kennell222-80-00-0135Bar160-02-23-6012van Bree143-80-00-2037Stipanovich50-10-00-0100Lundy10-00-00-0110Totals20021-6410-1714-39142257 Percentages: FG .328, FT .588. 3-Point Goals: 5-28, .179 (Lautier-Ogunleye 2-6, van Bree 1-3, Kennell 1-6, Brown 1-8, Childs 0-1, Stipanovich 0-1, Thomas 0-1, Hodgson 0-2). Team Rebounds: 5. Team Turnovers: 7 (4 PTS). Blocked Shots: 5 (Childs 4, Thomas). Turnovers: 7 (Brown 2, Lautier-Ogunleye 2, Stipanovich 2, Thomas). Steals: 3 (van Bree 2, Hodgson). Technical Fouls: None. FGFTRebILLINOIS ST.MinM-AM-AO-TAPFPTSFayne243-62-40-2038Yarbrough314-1112-125-113220Ndiaye274-60-15-12148Evans314-101-31-33311Hein322-63-40-3358Tinsley171-40-10-4003Clarance142-50-00-1115Gassman142-32-40-1017Bruninga100-30-00-3040Totals20022-5420-2911-40112370 Percentages: FG .407, FT .690. 3-Point Goals: 6-21, .286 (Evans 2-6, Gassman 1-1, Clarance 1-2, Hein 1-2, Tinsley 1-3, Bruninga 0-3, Yarbrough 0-4). Team Rebounds: 3. Team Turnovers: 9 (5 PTS). Blocked Shots: 4 (Ndiaye 2, Tinsley, Yarbrough). Turnovers: 9 (Hein 3, Evans 2, Fayne 2, Bruninga, Clarance). Steals: 4 (Gassman 2, Hein, Yarbrough). Technical Fouls: None. Bradley2235-57Illinois St.2941-70 A_6,321 (10,200).

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    Houston Texans general manager Brian Gaine answers questions during his introductory news conference at NRG Stadium on Wednesday, Jan. 17, 2018, in Houston. Gaine is the Texans third general manger in team history. (Brett Coomer/Houston Chronicle via AP)

    Brian Gaine introduced as Texans general manager

    Brian Gaine was officially introduced as the Houston Texans general manager

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    Longtime Boston Bruins anthem singer Rancourt to retire

    Tuxedoed troubadour Rene Rancourt will retire after more than 40 years of performing the national anthem at Boston Bruins games

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    Bulls coach Fred Hoiberg basically followed Steve Kerr in the role of 3-point shooting specialist for the Bulls. Now Hoiberg is happy to be getting input on NBA coaching from Kerr, who has won two titles with Golden State.

    Hoiberg appreciates getting input from Kerr

    Bulls coach Fred Hoiberg basically followed Steve Kerr in the role of 3-point shooting specialist for the Bulls. Now Hoiberg is happy to be getting input on NBA coaching from Kerr, who has won two titles with Golden State.

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    Golden State's Bell leaves with sprained left ankle

    Golden State's Jordan Bell departs with sprained left ankle

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    Bentley's Barbara Stevens gets 1,000th coaching win

    Barbara Stevens of Division II Bentley became the fifth women's basketball coach to reach 1,000 victories when her Falcons defeated Adelphi 78-66 in a Northeast-10 game

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    Brazil's Ronaldinho confirms retirement and plans farewell

    Two-time FIFA player of the Year award winner Ronaldinho has confirmed his retirement from football

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    Referee Graham Scott, center, discusses with Chelsea's manager Antonio Conte during the English FA Cup third round replay between Chelsea and Norwich City at the Stamford Bridge, in London, Wednesday, Jan. 17, 2018. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant)

    Late leveler, VAR confusion, red cards before Chelsea wins

    Chelsea was given a scare by Norwich in the FA Cup on Wednesday, only advancing on penalties after conceding an equalizer in stoppage time at the end of the second half and having two players sent off

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    Ethan Schuemer

    Willowbrook’s Schuemer garners MVP honors

    Willowbrook senior Ethan Schuemer has earned Daily Herald MVP honors for his performance in recent boys basketball games.

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    Tigers reach 1-year, $6,275,000 deal with Iglesias

    The Detroit Tigers have avoided arbitration with Jose Iglesias, agreeing to a $6,275,000, one-year contract with the 28-year-old shortstop

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    National Hockey League Diversity Ambassador Willie O'Ree, the first black player in the NHL, was honored during a ceremony in Boston on Wednesday, Jan. 17, 2018. The ceremony was attended by Boston Mayor Marty Walsh, NHL commissioner Gary Bettman and Boston Bruins Chief Executive Officer Charlie Jacobs, who joined together at TD Garden to announce that the Boston Parks and Recreation Department's street hockey rink at Smith Field in Allston-Brighton is named in honor of O'Ree. (Barry Chin/The Boston Globe via AP)

    Boston honors hockey pioneer Willie O'Ree

    Hockey pioneer Willie O'Ree was honored in Boston on the 60th anniversary of the Bruins forward breaking the NHL's color barrier

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    In this Tuesday, Jan. 16, 2018, photo, pictures of South Korean President Moon Jae-in, left, and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un are seen on a sign during a rally for a peaceful Winter Olympics in Seoul, South Korea. North Korea plans to send a spotlight-stealing delegation to next month’s Winter Olympics in the South Korean county of Pyeongchang. The letters read "Peace bobsleigh." (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)

    Violinists and cheering squads: North Korea's Olympic lineup

    Even without many medal prospects, North Korea plans to send a spotlight-stealing delegation to the Pyeongchang Olympics in South Korea

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    Lonzo Ball out vs Thunder, unlikely to play Friday either

    Los Angeles Lakers guard Lonzo Ball was ruled out for a game against the Oklahoma City Thunder due a sore left knee

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    Texas QB Buechele to have surgery on torn hip muscle

    Texas quarterback Shane Buechele will undergo surgery for a torn muscle in his hip and abdomen area but should return in time for spring practice in March

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    FILE - In this Tuesday, Dec. 12, 2017 file photo, San Antonio Spurs' Kawhi Leonard, center, sits on the bench after playing in the first half of an NBA basketball game against the Dallas Mavericks in Dallas. The San Antonio Spurs say Kawhi Leonard will be out indefinitely as he continues his recovery from a leg injury, Wednesday, Jan. 17, 2018. Leonard has played in just nine games after missing the beginning of the season because of right quadriceps tendinopathy. He also was sidelined briefly because of a shoulder injury. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez, File)

    Spurs' Leonard out indefinitely to continue injury rehab

    The San Antonio Spurs say Kawhi Leonard will be out indefinitely as he continues his recovery from a right quadriceps injury

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    FILE- In this Dec. 3, 2017, file photo, Buffalo Bills quarterback Tyrod Taylor (5) is sacked by New England Patriots outside linebacker Kyle Van Noy (53) during the second half of an NFL football game in Orchard Park, N.Y. After being traded to New England early last season, Van Noy's contributed sparingly during the Patriots’ Super Bowl run. But this season he’s been thrust into a leadership role following Dont'a Hightower's season-ending injury. It’s made Van Noy just the latest example of a previously unknown player that has flourished with the Patriots. (AP Photo/Adrian Kraus, File)

    Van Noy's versatility key in Patriots defensive improvement

    From role player to key cog, Kyle Van Noy a big reason for Patriots' defensive success

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    Bartlett’s Lexie Sinclair is leading the area freshmen in scoring averaging 13.7 points a game.

    Freshman class in Fox Valley something special

    Huntley, Dundee-Crown and Bartlett are among the girls basketball teams in the Fox Valley area who have received major contributions from freshmen this season.

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    FILE - In this Tuesday, May 23, 2017 file photo, New York Jets offensive coordinator John Morton talks to reporters during the team's organized team activities at its NFL football training facility in Florham Park, N.J. A person with direct knowledge of the decision says the New York Jets have fired offensive coordinator John Morton after one season. The person spoke to The Associated Press on Wednesday, Jan. 17, 2018 on condition of anonymity because the team had not announced the move.(AP Photo/Julio Cortez, File)

    Jets fire offensive coordinator John Morton after 1 season

    The New York Jets have fired offensive coordinator John Morton after one season

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    FILE-This file photo from Jan. 14, 2018 shows Pittsburgh Steelers offensive coordinator Todd Haley as he greets players as they come from the field during the second half of an NFL divisional football AFC playoff game against the Jacksonville Jaguars in Pittsburgh. A person with direct knowledge of the decision, confirmed to The Associated Press that the Steelers will not renew Haley's contract. The person spoke on condition of anonymity Wednesday, Jan. 17, 2018, because there was no formal announcement from Haley nor the team. Haley just finished his sixth season with the team. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic, FILE)

    Steelers part ways with offensive coordinator Todd Haley

    Todd Haley spent six seasons helping turn the Pittsburgh Steelers offense into one of the most dynamic in the NFL but it wasn't enough for the offensive coordinator to keep his job

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    PSG's Neymar shoots the ball to score during his French League One soccer match between Paris-Saint-Germain and Dijon, at the Parc des Princes stadium in Paris, France, Wednesday, Jan.17, 2018. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus)

    Neymar scores 4 in PSG rout yet still leaves field unhappy

    Neymar scores four goals and sets up two in a dazzling performance as Paris Saint-Germain beats Dijon 8-0 on Wednesday, yet still the Brazil star leaves the field bitterly shaking his head in disappointment

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    Jenni Weber

    Kaneland’s Weber earns MVP selection

    Kaneland senior Jenni Weber has earned Daily Herald MVP honors for her recent high school girls basketball performances.

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    CORRECTS SPELLING OF FIRST NAME TO STEFON, NOT STEFAN - Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Stefon Diggs takes a question from the media during an NFL football news conference Wednesday, Jan. 17, 2018 in Eden Prairie, Minn. The Vikings face the Philadelphia Eagles in the NFC championship on Sunday in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Jim Mone)

    Vikings deep in playoffs, thanks in part to diligent Diggs

    The Minnesota Vikings are deep in the playoffs, thanks in part to the diligence of Stefon Diggs

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    Sunlight falls on former Minnesota Twins' Justin Morneau as he arrives at Target Field to announce his retirement as a Twins player during a news conference Wednesday, Jan. 17, 2018 in Minneapolis. The former MVP spent 14 seasons in the majors. (AP Photo/Jim Mone)

    Minnesota Twins hire retired Justin Morneau as assistant

    The Minnesota Twins have hired the recently retired Justin Morneau as a special assistant

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    Jackson: Lake Erie is a hotbed of walleye for ice fishers

    Lake Erie is a gold mine of great angling as long there is safe ice — and as long as you can handle the weather.

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    Chicago Blackhawks’ Jordan Oesterle pauses on the ice during the third period of an NHL hockey game against the Arizona Coyotes Saturday, Oct. 21, 2017, in Glendale, Ariz. The Blackhawks defeated the Coyotes 4-2.

    Ever-improving Oesterle proving to be quite a find for Blackhawks

    Since entering the lineup for good on Dec. 10, Chicago Blackhawks defenseman Jordan Oesterle has found another level and is doing whatever he can to stick with Duncan Keith for the rest of the season.

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    FILE - In this Sept. 17, 2016 file photo, Washington State quarterback Tyler Hilinski (3) runs onto the field with his teammates before an NCAA college football game against Idaho in Pullman, Wash. Hilinski has died from an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound. The 21-year-old Hilinski was discovered in his apartment after he didn’t show up for practice Tuesday, Jan. 16, 2018. (AP Photo/Young Kwak, File)

    Quarterback's death permeates NCAA convention discussions

    Police are interviewing Washington State quarterback Tyler Hilinski's friends and people who knew him to try to learn why he apparently took his life

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    Relief pitcher Brian Duensing has agreed to a new deal to return to the Chicago Cubs.

    Cubs sign reliever Duensing for two more years

    The Chicago Cubs and left-handed reliever Brian Duensing have agreed on a new two-year contract.

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    Fleck makes staff adds, promotions for 2nd year with Gophers

    Minnesota head coach P.J. Fleck has added three assistants and made two promotions in a staff shuffle for his second season

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    Houston Rockets guard James Harden reacts from the bench to a teammate's dunk against the Phoenix Suns during the second half of an NBA basketball game Friday, Jan. 12, 2018, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Matt York)

    Rockets' Harden back at practice after 2 1/2 weeks

    Rockets guard James Harden returned to practice for the first time since he was injured Dec. 31 against the Los Angeles Lakers

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    FC Barcelona's Lionel Messi reacts during the Spanish Copa del Rey, quarter final, first leg, soccer match between Espanyol and FC Barcelona at RCDE stadium in Cornella Llobregat, Spain, Wednesday, Jan. 17, 2018. (AP Photo/Manu Fernandez)

    Messi misses penalty, Barcelona's 29-game unbeaten run ends

    Lionel Messi misses penalty, Barcelona loses 1-0 to Espanyol in 1st leg of Copa del Rey quarterfinals

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    FILE - In this Oct. 9, 2016, file photo, from left, Philadelphia Eagles offensive coordinator, Frank Reich, head coach Doug Pederson, offensive line coach Jeff Stoutland and tight ends coach Justin Peelle talk during an NFL football game against the Detroit Lions in Detroit. Whether it's a deep pass into the wind on the first play from scrimmage, going for it on fourth down or trying new plays, the Eagles' offensive coaching staff is aggressive no matter the conditions. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya, File)

    Aggressive Eagles set to face Minnesota's top-ranked defense

    The Philadelphia Eagles are aggressive no matter what

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    FILE - This July 19, 2016, file photo, shows US Bank stadium in Minneapolis, where the Super Bowl will take place Feb. 4. (AP Photo/Jim Mone, File)

    Steratore will lead 7-person officiating crew for Super Bowl

    Referee Gene Steratore will lead the seven-person crew of on-field game officials selected to work the Super Bowl on Feb. 4 at U.S. Bank Stadium

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    Jaguars practice for Pats without starters Gipson, Omameh

    Jacksonville Jaguars safety Tashaun Gipson and guard Patrick Omameh missed practice Wednesday

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    Houston Astros newly acquired pitcher Gerrit Cole, right, shakes hands with manager AJ Hinch after being introduced during a press conference at Minute Maid Park Wednesday, Jan. 17, 2018 in Houston. (Michael Ciaglo/Houston Chronicle via AP)

    Cole excited to join Verlander, Keuchel on Astros staff

    Gerrit Cole is excited to join Justin Verlander and Dallas Keuchel on the pitching staff of the World Series champion Houston Astros

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    50 women set to participate in football careers forum

    The NFL will host a forum on women's careers in football next week before the Pro Bowl

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    FILE- In this Sept. 10, 2017, file photo, Jacksonville Jaguars defensive end Yannick Ngakoue (91) celebrates after he recovered a fumble by Houston Texans quarterback Deshaun Watson during the second half of an NFL football game in Houston. The second-year pro led the NFL with six forced fumbles in the regular season and added another one last week at Pittsburgh. Ngakoue would love to add New England's Tom Brady to his growing resume in the AFC championship game. (AP Photo/Eric Christian Smith, File)

    Jaguars' Ngakoue trying to turn heads on AFC's biggest stage

    Yannick Ngakoue has a knack for the strip-sack and could pose problems for the New England Patriots in the AFC championship game

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    FILE - In this Dec. 31, 2017, file photo, South Carolina forward A'ja Wilson (22) grabs a rebound against Texas A&M forward Anriel Howard (5) during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game in Columbia, S.C. A panel of WNBA coaches and general managers put together mock selections for the first round of the league's draft that will take place in April. They were only allowed to choose seniors in their final season of eligibility and foreign players for the draft and couldn't make pick for their own teams. (AP Photo/Sean Rayford, File)

    South Carolina F A'ja Wilson likely out vs. Vanderbilt

    South Carolina coach Dawn Staley says All-American forward A'ja Wilson will likely miss her second straight game for the 10th-ranked Gamecocks with a sprained right ankle when they play at Vanderbilt

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    FILE - In this Aug. 15, 2014, file photo Oakland Raiders quarterback Derek Carr (4) and quarterback Matt Schaub (8) listen to offensive coordinator Greg Olson during the fourth quarter of an NFL preseason football game against the Detroit Lions in Oakland, Calif. Olson was quite clear about what the top priority will be for coach Jon Gruden's new staff with the Raiders. Everything from the smallest details like how practice is conducted to bigger decisions about personnel and scheme will be made with the thought process of how it will help Derek Carr develop into a top-flight NFL quarterback. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez, File)

    Developing Derek Carr is top priority for new Raiders staff

    Oakland offensive coordinator Greg Olson says everything the new Raiders coaching staff does going forward will be with an eye on how it will help Derek Carr develop into a top-flight NFL quarterback

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    FILE - In this Friday, Jan. 12, 2018, file photo, Cleveland Cavaliers' LeBron James argues a call during the first half of an NBA basketball game against the Indiana Pacers in Indianapolis. James and the Cavaliers are going through their annual January freeze. It's taking them longer to thaw this year, raising questions about whether they're still the best team in the Eastern Conference or good enough to make their fourth straight NBA Finals. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings, File)

    Chillin': LeBron, Cavs trying to thaw from mid-season freeze

    LeBron, Cavaliers trying to fight through mid-season funk

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    New England Patriots defensive coordinator Matt Patricia, left, speaks with quarterbacks Tom Brady (12) and Brian Hoyer (2) during an NFL football practice, Wednesday, Jan. 17, 2018, at Gillette Stadium, in Foxborough, Mass. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)

    Brady limited participant in practice with right hand injury

    Brady misses AFC championship news conference to meet with team medical staff for hand injury

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    NC authorities reviewing NFL agent's contact with UNC player

    Investigators are looking into whether an NFL agent violated North Carolina's sports agents law by contacting a Tar Heels football player despite not being registered with the state

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    FILE - In this June 14, 2017, file photo former NBA basketball star Dennis Rodman listens to a guide at the Sci-Tech Complex in Pyongyang, North Korea. Police say Rodman has been arrested on suspicion of DUI in Southern California. Lt. Rachel Johnson of the Newport Beach Police Department says Rodman was pulled over late Saturday, Jan. 13, 2018, for a traffic violation. Johnson says officers administered a field sobriety test, which Rodman failed. Rodman was released from custody Sunday morning. (AP Photo/Kim Kwang Hyon, File)

    Rodman checks into rehab after DUI arrest

    The agent for former NBA star Dennis Rodman says the Hall of Famer has checked into an alcohol rehabilitation center after a weekend DUI arrest

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    Fan stabbed near Atletico stadium before Copa del Rey match

    Authorities say an Atletico Madrid fan has been hospitalized in a serious condition after being stabbed before Atletico Madrid's match against Sevilla in the Copa del Rey

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    FILE - In this Jan. 11, 2018 file photo, Katie Couric poses in the press room at the 23rd annual Critics' Choice Awards in Santa Monica, Calif. NBC is bringing back Katie Couric to co-host the opening ceremony of the Winter Olympics next month. She will be co-host with Mike Tirico, who is replacing Bob Costas as prime-time host of the games. The ceremony will take place in South Korea on Feb. 9. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP, File)

    Katie Couric returning for Winter Olympics opening ceremony

    NBC is bringing back Katie Couric to co-host the opening ceremony of the Winter Olympics next month

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    FILE - In this Sept. 29, 2002 file photo, athletes from North and South Korea march together, led by a unification flag, during an opening ceremony for the 14th Asian Games in Busan, South Korea. During South and North Korea's talks at the border in about a week Wednesday, Jan. 17, 2018, senior officials from the two Koreas reached a package of deals including fielding a joint women's hockey team and conducting a joint march under a "unification flag" depicting their peninsula during the opening ceremony, according to Seoul's Unification Ministry.(Yonhap via AP, File)

    Column: Kim Jong Un plays the Olympics like a champion

    Column: Kim Jong Un plays the Olympics like a champion

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    NCAA says Miami's loss in Orange Bowl counts as a home loss

    After further review, Miami's home winning streak is over because of the Orange Bowl loss

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    Women accuse Boca's Cardona, Barrios of physical abuse

    Two women in Argentina are accusing Boca Juniors players Edwin Cardona and Wilmar Barrios of causing them injuries and threatening them

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    Timbers acquire winger Andy Polo from Liga MX club

    The Portland Timbers have acquired winger Andy Polo on loan from Liga MX club Monarcas Morelia for the upcoming season

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    FILE - In this Thursday, Jan. 4, 2018, file photo, Pittsburgh Penguins goaltender Matt Murray blocks a shot during the first period of the team's NHL hockey game against the Carolina Hurricanes in Pittsburgh Murray is taking a leave of absence from the team following the death of his father, the Penguins announced Wednesday, Jan 17, 2018. Murray's father Matt died on Tuesday in Ontario, Canada. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar, File)

    Penguins G Murray takes leave after father's death

    Pittsburgh Penguins goaltender Matt Murray is taking a leave of absence from the team following the death of his father

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    FILE - In this Oct. 18, 2017, file photo, Chicago Cubs relief pitcher Brian Duensing throws during the seventh inning of Game 4 of baseball's National League Championship Series against the Los Angeles Dodgers in Chicago. The Cubs bolstered their revamped bullpen on Wednesday, Jan. 17, 2018, bringing back Duensing with a $7 million, two-year contract. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum, File)

    AP source: Cubs, Duensing agree to $7 million, 2-year deal

    AP Source: Chicago Cubs, LH reliever Brian Duensing agree to $7 million, 2-year contract

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    FILE - This Monday, July 25, 2016, file photo shows Yahoo and Verizon logos on a laptop, in North Andover, Mass. Verizon is pushing further into sports streaming with a new NBA deal that will let Yahoo users watch some out-of-market games. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola, File)

    Verizon pushes further into sports streaming with NBA deal

    Yahoo users will be able to stream some basketball games for free under a new deal with the NBA

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    Auburn rehires JB Grimes as its offensive line coach

    JB Grimes is returning for his second stint as Auburn's offensive line coach

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    FILE- In this Friday Dec. 9, 2016 file photo, World Anti-Doping Agency investigator Richard McLaren speaks during a press conference in London. The Court of Arbitration of Sport said Wednesday, Jan. 17, 2018 it will begin appeals hearings on Monday for 39 Russian athletes disqualified from the Sochi Winter Games for doping and banned for life from the Olympics. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth, File)

    Sports court to start Russian Olympic doping appeals Monday

    The Court of Arbitration of Sport says it will begin appeals hearings on Monday for 39 Russian athletes disqualified from the Sochi Winter Games for doping and banned for life from the Olympics

Business

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    Apple said Wednesday it will spend $350 billion in development and create 20,000 U.S. jobs in the next five years.

    Suburbs eye new Apple campus announced Wednesday

    Several suburban leaders indicated Wednesday they will attempt to lure Apple to build its newly announced campus in the area. Apple will spend $350 billion in development and create 20,000 U.S. jobs in the next five years.

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    A new restaurant called Carlos Mexican Grill & Seafood 4 will open in the former El Jardin Mexican Restaurant at 500 Ela Road in Lake Zurich.

    Two new restaurants get permission to open in Lake Zurich

    Two new restaurants are coming to Lake Zurich after the village board approved a drive-through lane for a new Meat & Potato Eatery and a liquor license for a new Carlos Mexican Grill & Seafood 4.

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    Sony disc plant in Terre Haute laying off 375 workers

    A western Indiana disc plant has told the state it's laying off 375 workers there beginning in March

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    A vacant 1.4-acre site on the northeast corner of Higgins Road and Shafer Court in Rosemont is being eyed for DHL’s North American Innovation Center. The logistics firm chose the site after shifting away from plans to locate in The Pearl District development.

    DHL changes location of proposed ‘Innovation Center’ in Rosemont

    Global logistics firm DHL still plans to open its first North American “Innovation Center” in Rosemont, but is changing its proposed location from a mixed-use district in development to a site closer to village hall, officials said Wednesday.

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    Specialist Michael Pistillo wears a “Dow 26,000” hat as he works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, Wednesday, Jan. 17, 2018. Stocks are closing higher on Wall Street, sending the DJIA to its first close above 26,000 points. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)

    Dow closes above 26,000 for first time

    A broad rally on Wall Street propelled the Dow Jones industrial average to close above 26,000 points for the first time Wednesday.The sharp gains also delivered record highs for the Standard & Poor’s 500 index and the Nasdaq composite, wiping out the market’s modest losses from a day earlier.Technology and health care companies accounted for much of the gains. Financials stocks also rose, even as some big banks fell after reporting hefty quarterly losses.“As yesterday’s pullback suggests, investors and traders will come back into a market in which they still see an upside,” said Quincy Krosby, chief market strategist at Prudential Financial. “But the market remains overbought, and an overbought market is susceptible to a pullback.”The Dow gained 322.79 points, or 1.3 percent, to 26,115.65.The S & P 500 index rose 26.14 points, or 0.9 percent, to 2,802.56. The Nasdaq added 74.59 points, or 1 percent, to 7,298.28. The Russell 2000 index of smaller-company stocks picked up 13.69 points, or 0.9 percent, to 1,586.66.The Dow traded above the 26,000-point threshold on Tuesday, but wound up closing lower. Its surge Wednesday was driven in part by a gain in Boeing, which posted the biggest gain in the 30-company average.With the stock market reaching records so often, 1,000-point moves in the Dow have become increasingly commonplace. It’s been just eight trading days since the Dow had its first close above 25,000 on Jan. 4. That’s faster than the 23 days it took the Dow to go from 24,000 to 25,000 points.The stock market is off to a stellar start in 2018. The S & P 500 index has closed lower only twice this year. It capped last week with its seventh weekly gain in the past eight.Investors have been encouraged by strong global growth, rising company earnings and the prospects for further corporate profits thanks to the tax overhaul signed into law last month, which cut the top tax rate for corporations from 35 percent to 21 percent.Technology stocks were again some of the biggest winners. Lam Research led the S & P 500 with a gain of $14.69, or 7.7 percent, to $205.08. Investors also bid up health care stocks, including Anthem. The insurer added $7.40, or 3.1 percent, to $249.15.Industrial stocks rose after the Federal Reserve said U.S. industrial production increased 0.9 percent in December. Boeing rose $18.85, or 4.7 percent, to $351.01.Juno Therapeutics soared 51.9 percent after The Wall Street Journal reported that biotech drugmaker Celgene might buy it. Juno is one of several companies developing therapies that involve genetically engineering patients’ blood cells to fight cancer. Juno rose $23.65 to $69.25. Celgene fell $2.80, or 2.7 percent, to $102.02.Some big companies were left out of Wednesday’s rally.Ford Motor slumped 7 percent after the automaker gave a disappointing profit forecast for the year because of weaker sales in the U.S., higher commodity costs and its investments in new electric and hybrid cars. The stock was the biggest decliner in the S & P 500, giving up 92 cents to $12.18.Goldman Sachs and Bank of America also closed lower after their latest quarterly results disappointed Wall Street.Goldman said it lost $1.93 billion in the fourth quarter as the investment bank had to record more than $4 billion in charges related to the new tax law. Goldman’s trading desks had a weak quarter. The stock declined $4.81, or 1.9 percent, to $253.65.Bank of America’s fourth-quarter profits fell by nearly half from a year ago, as the bank had to book $2.9 billion in charges related to the tax law. The stock slid 6 cents, or 0.2 percent, to $31.18.U.S. crude added 24 cents to $63.97 per barrel on the New York Mercantile Exchange. Brent crude, used to price international oils, rose 23 cents to $69.38 a barrel.

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    Football's divisional round viewership down 16 percent

    Viewership for football's divisional round of playoffs is down 16 percent from last year's games, offering ammunition to critics of the NFL

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    FILE - In this Tuesday, Jan. 16, 2018, file photo, a man watches a screen showing the prices of bitcoin at a virtual currency exchange office in Seoul, South Korea. Bitcoin is suffering another one of its trademark nosedives on Wednesday. The digital currency has fallen about 30 percent during the week as investors worry that regulators in South Korea will crack down on trading. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon, File)

    Big swings continue as bitcoin briefly dips below $10,000

    Bitcoin trades below $10,000 Wednesday before recovering most of its losses, extending a sell-off that erased almost half the digital currency's value in one month

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    Trader Joe’s will remove two controversial substances from its register receipts, according to a statement on the company’s website.

    Trader Joe’s to remove controversial chemicals from receipts

    Trader Joe’s, the grocer known for its eclectic products (and Hawaiian-shirt-clad workers), will remove two controversial substances from its register receipts, according to a statement on the company’s website.

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    NY, Connecticut file lawsuit seeking US action on smog

    The attorneys general for New York and Connecticut have filed a lawsuit against the Trump Administration in the latest multi-state effort to compel federal regulators to reduce smog blowing in from upwind states

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    NAI Hiffman inks three deals

    NAI Hiffman, with offices in Oakbrook Terrace, said it has completed three office transactions in DuPage County.

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    ML Realty Partners based in Itasca said the firm has signed a long-term lease with Illinois Tool Works Inc. in Lockport.

    Illinois Tool Works leases space in Lockport

    ML Realty Partners based in Itasca said the firm has signed a long-term lease with Illinois Tool Works Inc. in Lockport.

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    Behind couples, single women are the largest group of home buyers. Single men purchase homes in much smaller numbers: They made up just 7 percent of buyers within that same period.

    Why some women care more about buying a home than having a baby

    Behind couples, single women are the largest group of home buyers. Single men purchase homes in much smaller numbers: They made up just 7 percent of buyers within that same period.

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    FILE - This Monday, July 18, 2016, file photo shows the top of a Bank of America ATM booth, in Woburn, Mass. Bank of America Corp. reports earnings, Wednesday, Jan. 17, 2018. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola, File)

    Bank of America 4Q profits fall by 48 percent due to tax law

    Bank of America's 4Q profits fell by nearly half from a year ago, as the bank had to book $2.9 billion in charges related to the new tax law

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    FILE - In this Oct. 16, 2014, file photo, a screen at a trading post on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange is juxtaposed with the Goldman Sachs booth. The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. reports earnings Wednesday, Jan. 17, 2018. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)

    Goldman Sachs posts $1.9 billion loss due to new tax law

    Goldman Sachs loses $1.93 billion in the fourth quarter, as bank takes $4 billion in charges related to the new tax law

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    Burberry shares down sharply on disappointing holiday sales

    Burberry shares are down 6.6 percent in early trading after the luxury fashion house reported disappointing retail sales for the holiday season.The company says same-store sales for the three months ended Dec. 31 rose 2 percent from a year earlier

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    Create buyer personas to help in your small business marketing tactics
    Uncovering and understanding demographic information about your customers will only provide you with limited knowledge about the most effective direction and tactics in reaching and connecting with your targeted customers.

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    A story about minimum wage was the most read story on the Business Ledger’s web site in 2017. Supporters of Cook County’s minimum wage and sick leave ordinances met in Arlington Heights earlier this year.

    Top 10 stories on the Web in 2017
    We have compiled a list of the top 10 most viewed stories on our website during 2017. These are based on actual page views, and are the 10 stories that more people viewed than any others.

Life & Entertainment

Discuss

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    President Donald Trump previously tweeted that he would announce “Fake News Awards” to condemn critical political coverage “of your favorite President (me),”

    Editorial: Frivolous ‘Fake News Awards’ are threat to take seriously
    A Daily Herald editorial says President Donald Trump’s promise to present “Fake News Awards” may sound frivolous but is no laughing matter for people who care about a free press in a free society.

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    Cars drive past a highway sign canceling a missile threat in Hawaii. State emergency officials said human error caused a statewide announcement of an incoming missile strike alert that was sent to mobile phones.

    Editorial: False alarm shows need for real preparations for attack

    A Daily Herald editorial encourages all to plan now for what to would do if a true nuclear attack alert were posted like the false alarm in Hawaii.

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    Trump is at war with the central ideal of the Republic

    Sometimes it is necessary to begin with the obvious. The claim that America needs more Norwegian migrants and fewer Africans from “sh-thole countries” is racist. It is not the same as arguing for a higher-skilled immigrant pool. That argument might go something like: “We need a higher-skilled immigrant pool.” President Donald Trump, according to the compelling weight of evidence, treated African countries (along with Haiti and some other nations) as places of misery filled with undesirable people. That is a prejudice based on a stereotype rooted in invincible ignorance. Why not assume that men and women arriving from poor, oppressed and dangerous countries would love America all the more? Because, well, they are those kind of people. What kind of people? The ones who don’t look like Norwegians. On this issue, Trump has not earned the benefit of a single doubt. His racial demagoguery in the Central Park Five case ... his attribution of Kenyan citizenship to Barack Obama ... his references to Mexican migrants as rapists and murderers ... his unconstitutional attempt at a Muslim ban ... his moral equivocation following the Charlottesville protests and killing ... his statement, reported by The New York Times, that Nigerians would never “go back to their huts” after seeing America ... all of these constitute an elaborate pattern of bigotry. Trump makes offhand racist comments, he promotes racist stereotypes and he incites racism as a political strategy.And still it is difficult for me to write the words: “The President of the United States is a racist.” The implications are too horrible. But unavoidable. It means, for starters, that the president is blind to the contributions of African migrants to our country. It means that the president has undermined American foreign policy across a strategic continent — alienating people disproportionately prone to like the U.S. and respect its global role. It means that many Americans of color understandably view Trump as the president of white America, leaving a legacy of distrust that will not quickly fade. It means that bigots also view Trump as the president of white America, providing energy and legitimacy to some of the worst people in the country. And it means that the American president does not understand or appreciate the Amer-iCan story. It is the story of millions of migrants taken from Africa by force, stacked in ships like coal and transported to a “free” country that stole their labor, broke up their families and denied their humanity. The story of a great nation born with a fatal flaw — a shameful racial exception to its highest ideals. The story of African-Americans who refused to accept their dehumanization, fought for the Union, came up from slavery, defied bombings, police dogs and water cannons to defeat segregation, demanded that the country be true to what it said on paper and made America a better place for all its citizens. This is one of history’s greatest stories of the human spirit. And Trump knows nothing of it. He is indifferent to our defining miracle. And there is no way to lead a country you do not comprehend. Trump has revealed who he is. Now we reveal who we are. The perfunctory criticisms, self-indicting silences, halfhearted defenses and obvious lies provided by most elected Republicans have been embarrassing and discrediting. Loyalty to Trump now consists of defending the indefensible. His advocates are becoming desensitized to moral corruption. They are losing the ability to believe in anything, even in their own courage.

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    Paul Manafort has a point in his case against Mueller

    Columnist Byron York: It’s not a popular thing to defend Paul Manafort, the international influence peddler who ran Donald Trump’s presidential campaign for a short time in 2016.

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    Thanks for clarifying
    A Huntley letter to the editor: Donald Trump has stated that he is “like, really smart.”

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    Be technical, not partisan, on climate
    A Naperville letter to the editor: It would be nice, and unique, if global warming deniers would base their conclusion on technical grounds rather than ideology and conspiracy theories.

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    Today’s Opinion Page editorial cartoon
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