Daily Archive : Friday January 19, 2018

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    Frenzel aiming for gold in Nordic combined in Pyeongchang

    Five-time World Cup winner and Olympic gold medalist Eric Frenzel will be aiming to continue his dominance of Nordic combined at the Pyeongchang Olympics

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    New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady warms up during an NFL football practice, Friday, Jan. 19, 2018, in Foxborough, Mass. The Patriots host the Jacksonville Jaguars in the AFC championship on Sunday in Foxborough.(AP Photo/Bill Sikes)

    Jaguars don't fear Patriots' history in AFC title matchup

    Brady's hand, trash talk add lots of intrigue to AFC championship matchup between Jaguars and Patriots

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    FILE - In this Jan. 13, 2018, file photo, Philadelphia Eagles' Nigel Bradham (53) tackles Atlanta Falcons' Matt Ryan (2) during an NFL divisional playoff football game, in Philadelphia. One team has a suffocating defense. The other has the NFL's No. 1 unit. Defense should win at least the NFC championship. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)

    Defense wins championships, or at least the NFC title

    One team has a suffocating defense, the other has the NFL's No. 1 unit.

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    Germany's Angelique Kerber hits a backhand return to Russia's Maria Sharapova during their third round match at the Australian Open tennis championships in Melbourne, Australia, Saturday, Jan. 20, 2018. (AP Photo/Vincent Thian)

    Last Slam standing: Kerber beats Sharapova in 3rd round

    Angelique Kerber is the only major winner remaining in the Australian Open women's draw after ending Maria Sharapova's comeback tour to Melbourne Park

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    FILE - In this Dec. 9, 2013, file photo, two-time Cy Young Award winner Roy Halladay answers questions after announcing his retirement after 16 seasons in the major leagues with Toronto and Philadelphia, at the MLB winter meetings in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. An autopsy report says Halladay had evidence of amphetamine, morphine and an insomnia drug in his system when he died in a small plane crash in Florida last year.( AP Photo/John Raoux, File)

    Autopsy: Roy Halladay had amphetamine, morphine in system

    An autopsy report says retired star pitcher Roy Halladay had evidence of amphetamine, morphine and an insomnia drug in his system when he died in a small plane crash in Florida last year

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    Phoenix Suns guard Devin Booker, right, drives the lane past Denver Nuggets center Nikola Jokic during the second half of an NBA basketball game Friday, Jan. 19, 2018, in Denver. Phoenix won 108-100. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)

    Booker scores 30, Warren 25 as Suns beat Nuggets 108-100

    Devin Booker scored 30 points, T.J. Warren had 25 and the Phoenix Suns defeated the Denver Nuggets 108-100

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    Wisconsin's Brad Davison (34) fouls Illinois' Mark Alstork (24) during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game Friday, Jan. 19, 2018, in Madison, Wis. (AP Photo/Andy Manis)

    Wisconsin ends slump, beats Illinois 75-50

    Ethan Happ scored 16 points, grabbed 10 rebounds and dished out five assists Friday night as Wisconsin broke out of an offensive to beat Illinois 75-50

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    Serbia's Novak Djokovic makes a backhand return to Spain's Albert Ramos-Vinolas during their third round match at the Australian Open tennis championships in Melbourne, Australia, Saturday, Jan. 20, 2018. (AP Photo/Dita Alangkara)

    The Latest: Djokovic into 4th round at Australian Open

    Six-time champion Novak Djokovic is through to the Australian Open's fourth round after a 6-2, 6-3, 6-3 win over Albert Ramos-Vinolas

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    Memphis Grizzlies forward Dillon Brooks (24) drives against Sacramento Kings guard Bogdan Bogdanovic (8) during the second half of an NBA basketball game Friday, Jan. 19, 2018, in Memphis, Tenn. (AP Photo/Brandon Dill)

    Grizzlies beat Kings 106-88 in Randolph's return to Memphis

    Dillon Brooks scored a career-best 22 points, Ben McLemore had a season-high 21 and the Memphis Grizzlies beat the skidding Sacramento Kings 106-88 for their third consecutive win

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    Fans celebrate after Florida Panthers' Aaron Ekblad (5) scored in overtime of an NHL hockey game against the Vegas Golden Knights, Friday, Jan. 19, 2018, in Sunrise, Fla. The Panthers won 4-3. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)

    Ekblad's OT goal lifts Panthers over Golden Knights 4-3

    Aaron Ekblad scored the game-winning goal 40 seconds into overtime and the Florida Panthers beat the Vegas Golden Knights 4-3

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    FILE - In this Wednesday Dec. 6, 2017 file photo, the building of the Russian Olympic Committee is seen through a gate decorated with the Olympic rings in Moscow, Russia. The International Olympic Committee says it has created a pool of 389 Russians who are eligible to compete under a neutral flag at next month’s Winter Olympics amid the country’s doping scandal.(AP Photo/Alexander Zemlianichenko, File)

    IOC creates pool of Russians eligible for Winter Olympics

    The International Olympic Committee says it has created a pool of 389 Russians who are eligible to compete under a neutral flag at next month's Winter Olympics amid the country's doping scandal

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    IC Catholic Prep’s Dominic Gaudio, behind, fights for a loose ball with Timothy Christian’s Ty Merrick during boys basketball action in Elmhurst.

    Timothy Christian lets loose some bad memories

    Revenge-minded Timothy Christian starts fast then holds off ICCP

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    There's still no news on when Corey Crawford might return for the Chicago Blackhawks, but we did learn a few things about the goaltender after the team practiced Friday.

    Blackhawks must move forward without star goalie Corey Crawford

    There's still no news on when Corey Crawford might return for the Chicago Blackhawks, but we did learn a few things about the goaltender after the team practiced Friday.

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    Girls basketball scoreboard: Friday, Jan. 19 results
    High school girls basketball results from games of Friday, Jan. 19.

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    Boys wrestling scoreboard: Friday, Jan. 19 results
    High school wrestling results from meets of Friday, Jan. 19.

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    Boys basketball scoreboard: Friday, Jan. 19 results
    High school boys basketball results from games of Friday, Jan. 19.

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    Boys swimming scoreboard: Friday, Jan. 19 results
    High school boys swimming results from meets of Friday, Jan. 19.

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    Hoffman stuns Fremd 49-39

    Senior guard Tayler Williams scored a game-high 20 points with five 3-pointers to help Hoffman Estates stun seven-time defending Mid-Suburban West girls basketball champion Fremd 49-39. Junior Raven Wilson added 13 points and sophomore Nora Thomas 7 for the Hawks

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    Larkin’s Anthony Lynch glides into Elgin’s Roy Panthier to score Friday in a boys basketball game at Larkin High School.

    Larkin cruises to 15th straight win over Elgin

    Larkin’s boys basketball team rolled to its 15th straight win over Elgin Friday night, 75-48, in an Upstate Eight River game.

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    Prospect protects MSL East lead; Barrrington keeps pace in West

    Prospect maintained a 2-game lead in the Mid-Suburban East boys basketball race by handling visiting Elk Grove 75-45 on Friday and Barrington retained a share of the MSL West lead by topping Schaumburg 52-37.

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    St. Viator turns over Joliet Catholic for third straight win

    St. Viator’s boys basketball team stretched its winning streak to three games by besting Joliet Catholic 64-32 Friday night in East Suburban Catholic Conference play.

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    Battle-tested Hersey prevails at Wheeling

    Hersey’s ability to keep cool under pressure is a direct reflection of the tough schedule that has molded its character, its dedication to staying together as a unit. That was the line emerging from the Hersey camp — both on and off the court — after the Huskies’ girls basketball team raced to a big lead and then held on for a 48-43 Mid-Suburban East win Friday night at Wheeling.

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    Palatine’s Kacie Filian blocks the pass by Conant’s Hannah Shulman in the first half at Conant on Friday.

    Impressive finish lifts Conant

    Conant’s girls basketball team, which made a season-high nine 3-pointers in the game, rallied from an 8-point deficit after three quarters to edge visiting Palatine 42-40 and create a three-way tie for first in the Mid-SuburbanWest. Fremd, Palatine and Conant are all tied for first place at 4-2.

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    Artem Anisimov will not play Saturday against the Islanders, but the Chicago Blackhawks are hoping the center can return to face the Tampa Bay Lightning on Monday.

    Hawks’ Anisimov back at practice, hope is he’ll return to game action Monday

    Artem Anisimov will not play Saturday against the Islanders, but the Chicago Blackhawks are hoping the center can return to face the Tampa Bay Lightning on Monday.

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    As disturbing details of USA Gymnastics cases emerge, what can be done to protect our kids?

    Details of the USA Gymnastics sexual abuse cases continue to emerge and continue to be disturbing. What more can we do to protect our kids?

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    South Elgin knocks off West Chicago

    South Elgin defeated West Chicago in an Upstate Eight Conference Valley Division boys basketball game.

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    Bartlett tops West Aurora to take UEC Valley lead

    Bartlett’s girls basketball team took over the Upstate Eight Valley lead with a 62-36 win at West Aurora Friday night.

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    James Connolly’s long 3 lifts Grayslake North

    James Connolly’s 3-pointer made the difference as host Grayslake North topped Grayslake Central 44-43 in Northern Lake County Conference boys basketball on Friday.

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    North Chicago pulls away; Carmel edges out St. Patrick

    North Chicago’s boys basketball team overcame a slow start on its home court to defeat Antioch 78-46 in Northern Lake County Conference action Friday night.

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    Zobel, Lake Zurich zap Mundelein

    McKenna Zobel’s 8 points led a balanced attack, as Lake Zurich’s girls basketball team beat visiting Mundelein 38-22 in North Suburban Conference action Friday night.

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    Donatlan’s 36 carry West Aurora past Bartlett

    Camron Donatlan scored a career-high 36 points Friday night to lead the West Aurora boys basketball team to a 67-59 Upstate Eight Valley win over Bartlett.

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    Warren’s Kaylen Dickson, left, and Stevenson’s Klaire Steffens battle for a loose ball Friday night in Gurnee.

    Dickson, Warren force the issue

    Kaylen Dickson’s 28 points, 12 rebounds and 3 steals led Warren’s girls basketball team to a 46-27 win over Stevenson in a North Suburban Conference showdown.

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    Glenbard West catches Lyons Twp.

    Glenbard West defeated Lyons Twp. in a West Suburban Conference Silver Division boys basketball game.

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    With Huff, Grant’s ‘D’ is tough enough

    On Friday, Mike Huff, playing in his third game back from suspension, led Grant to a 56-42 Northern Lake County Conference over host Wauconda.

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    Geneva rolls past St. Charles East

    Geneva’s girls basketball team downed St. Charles East 58-39 Friday night.

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    Lakes gets the reliable performance it was after

    Brad Cherry shot 11-for-12 from the field and finished with 23 points in leading Lakes past host Round Lake 64-38 in Northern Lake County Conference boys basketball play.

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    Geneva pulls out wild 3-OT win over St. Charles East

    Geneva earned an 88-84 triple overtime win over St. Charles East Friday night in Upsstate Eight River boys basketball action.

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    Burlington Central holds off Marengo

    Burlington Central downed Marengo 52-48 in Kishwaukee River boys basketball action Friday night.

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    St. Charles North denies Batavia again

    St. Charles North defeated Batavia 48-40 Friday night in Upstate Eight River boys basketball action.

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    York can’t finish against Proviso West

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

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    Whiteside leads Glenbard South to OT win

    Glenbard South defeated Ridgewood in overtime in a Metro Suburban Conference crossover boys basketball game.

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    Florida State's Taggart completes staff with 5 additions

    Florida State's Taggart completes staff with 5 additions

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    Naperville North fends off Waubonsie Valley

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

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    BC-BKC--Illinois-Wisconsin Long Box

    BC-BKC--Illinois-Wisconsin Long Box WISCONSIN 75, ILLINOIS 50FGFTRebILLINOISMinM-AM-AO-TAPFPTSBlack287-92-22-30316Finke182-30-00-1044Alstork314-111-27-10139Frazier315-140-10-15011Smith260-50-00-2030Eboigbodin184-50-02-5038Williams151-20-22-4142Cayce90-20-00-1000Vesel80-20-00-0000Jordan70-10-00-0020Nichols50-30-01-2000Liss30-00-00-0000Oladimeji10-00-00-0000Totals20023-573-714-2972250 Percentages: FG .404, FT .429. 3-Point Goals: 1-14, .071 (Frazier 1-5, Finke 0-1, Nichols 0-1, Williams 0-1, Alstork 0-2, Cayce 0-2, Smith 0-2). Team Rebounds: 2. Team Turnovers: 12 (6 PTS). Blocked Shots: 4 (Eboigbodin 3, Black). Turnovers: 12 (Black 4, Frazier 4, Alstork, Finke, Jordan, Smith). Steals: 5 (Cayce 2, Frazier 2, Eboigbodin). Technical Fouls: None. FGFTRebWISCONSINMinM-AM-AO-TAPFPTSHapp326-94-84-105216Reuvers161-40-00-1122Davison233-610-101-22318Pritzl376-131-12-61116Iverson326-81-20-33113Illikainen221-10-00-0103Schlundt160-20-01-1220Ford162-40-00-1005Moesch30-00-00-0010Thomas10-00-00-0000McGrory10-10-00-0000Ferris11-10-01-1002Totals20026-4916-219-25151275 Percentages: FG .531, FT .762. 3-Point Goals: 7-19, .368 (Pritzl 3-6, Davison 2-4, Illikainen 1-1, Ford 1-3, Iverson 0-1, McGrory 0-1, Schlundt 0-1, Reuvers 0-2). Team Rebounds: 4. Team Turnovers: 11 (12 PTS). Blocked Shots: 10 (Reuvers 5, Iverson 3, Happ, Illikainen).

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    BC-BKC--Illinois-Wisconsin Box

    BC-BKC--Illinois-Wisconsin Box WISCONSIN 75, ILLINOIS 50ILLINOIS (10-10) Finke 2-3 0-0 4, Black 7-9 2-2 16, Smith 0-5 0-0 0, Alstork 4-11 1-2 9, Frazier 5-14 0-1 11, Vesel 0-2 0-0 0, Eboigbodin 4-5 0-0 8, Liss 0-0 0-0 0, Nichols 0-3 0-0 0, Jordan 0-1 0-0 0, Oladimeji 0-0 0-0 0, Williams 1-2 0-2 2, Cayce 0-2 0-0 0. Totals 23-57 3-7 50. WISCONSIN (10-10) Reuvers 1-4 0-0 2, Happ 6-9 4-8 16, Pritzl 6-13 1-1 16, Davison 3-6 10-10 18, Iverson 6-8 1-2 13, Moesch 0-0 0-0 0, Ford 2-4 0-0 5, Illikainen 1-1 0-0 3, Thomas 0-0 0-0 0, Ferris 1-1 0-0 2, McGrory 0-1 0-0 0, Schlundt 0-2 0-0 0. Totals 26-49 16-21 75. Halftime_Wisconsin 43-32. 3-Point Goals_Illinois 1-14 (Frazier 1-5, Finke 0-1, Williams 0-1, Nichols 0-1, Smith 0-2, Cayce 0-2, Alstork 0-2), Wisconsin 7-19 (Pritzl 3-6, Davison 2-4, Illikainen 1-1, Ford 1-3, McGrory 0-1, Schlundt 0-1, Iverson 0-1, Reuvers 0-2). Fouled Out_None. Rebounds_Illinois 29 (Alstork 10), Wisconsin 25 (Happ 10). Assists_Illinois 7 (Frazier 5), Wisconsin 15 (Happ 5). Total Fouls_Illinois 22, Wisconsin 12. A_17,287 (17,230).

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    Versluys hits for 29 to lead Westminster Christian

    Ben Versluys had 29 points Friday night to lead Westminster Christian’s boys basketball team to a 91-51 Northeastern Athletic Conference win over Alden-Hebron.

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    Palatine’s Demareon Collins and teammate Cortez Hogans follow Conant’s Rajat Mittal to the floor on a loose ball.

    Images: Conant vs. Palatine, girls and boys basketball

    The Conant High School boys and girls basketball teams hosted Palatine High School on Friday, Jan. 19, in Hoffman Estates.

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    Willowbrook makes comeback against Downers Grove South

    Willowbrook defeated Downers Grove South in a West Suburban Conference Gold Division boys basketball game.

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    Fremd returns to winning with style

    With a 45-33 win over Hoffman Estates’ boys basketball team Friday, Fremd retained its share of the MSL West lead with Barrington and Palatine.

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    No. 13 UCLA women hold off No. 21 Cal 60-52

    Jordin Canada scored 11 of her 13 points in the fourth quarter, Monique Billings had 14 points and 18 rebounds, and No. 13 UCLA held of No. 21 California 60-52

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    Naperville Central gets into flow against Wheaton North

    Boys basketball: Ben Wolf, Tyler O’Brien and sophomore Cameron Dougherty combined for 52 points as Naperville Central beat visiting Wheaton North 61-53 in Friday’s DuPage Valley Conference action.

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    Jacobs pulls away from McHenry in the end

    Jacobs downed McHenry 59-49 Friday night in Fox Valley Conference boys basketball action.

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    Montreal Canadiens goaltender Antti Niemi (37), of Finland, watches the puck in front of Washington Capitals left wing Andre Burakovsky (65) during the third period of an NHL hockey game Friday, Jan. 19, 2018, in Washington. At lower right is Canadiens defenseman David Schlemko (21). The Canadiens won 3-2. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)

    Pacioretty's 2 goals lead Canadiens over Capitals, 3-2

    Max Pacioretty's 2 goal, assist enable Montreal Canadiens to stop 3-game losing streak with 3-2 win over Washington Capitals

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    Lake Park outlasts Neuqua Valley

    Lake Park defeated Neuqua Valley in a DuPage Valley Conference boys basketball game.

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    Maine West reverses course vs. Highland Park

    Maine West’s boys basketball team turned the tables on Highland Park in Des Plaines on Friday night. After suffering a 72-59 loss to the Giants in December, the Warriors came away with a thrilling 48-45 win in the Central Suburban North. The outcome leaves Maine West and Highland Park in a tie for first place with four conference games to be played.

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    Brooklyn Nets' Caris LeVert (22) drives past Miami Heat's Hassan Whiteside (21) during the second half of an NBA basketball game Friday, Jan. 19, 2018, in New York. The Heat won 101-95. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)

    Carroll scores 26, leads Nets past Heat, 101-95

    DeMarre Carroll scored 26 points, Spencer Dinwiddie had 15 and the Brooklyn Nets beat the Miami Heat 101-95

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    BC-BKC--Illinois-Wisconsin Long Box

    BC-BKC--Illinois-Wisconsin Long Box WISCONSIN 75, ILLINOIS 50FGFTRebILLINOISMinM-AM-AO-TAPFPTSBlack287-92-22-30316Finke182-30-00-1044Alstork314-111-27-10139Frazier315-140-10-15011Smith260-50-00-2030Eboigbodin184-50-02-5038Williams151-20-22-4142Cayce90-20-00-1000Vesel80-20-00-0000Jordan70-10-00-0020Nichols50-30-01-2000Liss30-00-00-0000Oladimeji10-00-00-0000Totals20023-573-714-2972250 Percentages: FG .404, FT .429. 3-Point Goals: 1-14, .071 (Frazier 1-5, Finke 0-1, Nichols 0-1, Williams 0-1, Alstork 0-2, Cayce 0-2, Smith 0-2). Team Rebounds: 2. Team Turnovers: 12 (6 PTS). Blocked Shots: 4 (Eboigbodin 3, Black). Turnovers: 12 (Black 4, Frazier 4, Alstork, Finke, Jordan, Smith). Steals: 5 (Cayce 2, Frazier 2, Eboigbodin). Technical Fouls: None. FGFTRebWISCONSINMinM-AM-AO-TAPFPTSHapp326-94-84-105216Reuvers161-40-00-1122Davison233-610-101-22318Pritzl376-131-12-61116Iverson326-81-20-33113Illikainen221-10-00-0103Schlundt160-20-01-1220Ford162-40-00-1005Moesch30-00-00-0010Thomas10-00-00-0000McGrory10-10-00-0000Ferris11-10-01-1002Totals20026-4916-219-25151275 Percentages: FG .531, FT .762. 3-Point Goals: 7-19, .368 (Pritzl 3-6, Davison 2-4, Illikainen 1-1, Ford 1-3, Iverson 0-1, McGrory 0-1, Schlundt 0-1, Reuvers 0-2). Team Rebounds: 8. Team Turnovers: 11 (12 PTS). Blocked Shots: 10 (Reuvers 5, Iverson 3, Happ, Illikainen).

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    Kaneland can’t catch up to DeKalb

    Kaneland’s boys basketball team fell to DeKalb 57-48 Friday night in Northern Illinois Big XII East action.

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    BC-BKC--Illinois-Wisconsin Box

    BC-BKC--Illinois-Wisconsin Box WISCONSIN 75, ILLINOIS 50ILLINOIS (10-10) Finke 2-3 0-0 4, Black 7-9 2-2 16, Smith 0-5 0-0 0, Alstork 4-11 1-2 9, Frazier 5-14 0-1 11, Vesel 0-2 0-0 0, Eboigbodin 4-5 0-0 8, Liss 0-0 0-0 0, Nichols 0-3 0-0 0, Jordan 0-1 0-0 0, Oladimeji 0-0 0-0 0, Williams 1-2 0-2 2, Cayce 0-2 0-0 0. Totals 23-57 3-7 50. WISCONSIN (10-10) Reuvers 1-4 0-0 2, Happ 6-9 4-8 16, Pritzl 6-13 1-1 16, Davison 3-6 10-10 18, Iverson 6-8 1-2 13, Moesch 0-0 0-0 0, Ford 2-4 0-0 5, Illikainen 1-1 0-0 3, Thomas 0-0 0-0 0, Ferris 1-1 0-0 2, McGrory 0-1 0-0 0, Schlundt 0-2 0-0 0. Totals 26-49 16-21 75. Halftime_Wisconsin 43-32. 3-Point Goals_Illinois 1-14 (Frazier 1-5, Finke 0-1, Williams 0-1, Nichols 0-1, Smith 0-2, Cayce 0-2, Alstork 0-2), Wisconsin 7-19 (Pritzl 3-6, Davison 2-4, Illikainen 1-1, Ford 1-3, McGrory 0-1, Schlundt 0-1, Iverson 0-1, Reuvers 0-2). Fouled Out_None. Rebounds_Illinois 29 (Alstork 10), Wisconsin 25 (Happ 10). Assists_Illinois 7 (Frazier 5), Wisconsin 15 (Happ 5). Total Fouls_Illinois 22, Wisconsin 12.

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    Palatine’s Jake Moertl and Lamon Berry celebrate their overtime victory at Conant on Friday.

    Moertl, Palatine find the range

    Jake Moertl has struggled for Palatine’s boys basketball team this season. But the senior picked the perfect time to break out of his slump. Moertl drilled a 3-point basket with 2 seconds left in regulation to send the game into overtime. Palatine then outscored Conant 10-3 in the extra frame to knock of the Cougars 65-58 on Friday in Hoffman Estates.

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    Toronto Raptors guard Kyle Lowry (7) drives on San Antonio Spurs guard Dejounte Murray (5) during the second half of an NBA basketball game Friday, Jan. 19, 2018, in Toronto. (Chris Young/The Canadian Press via AP)

    Lowry scores 24 points as Raptors beat Spurs 86-83

    Lowry comes up big in fourth quarter as Raptors beat Spurs 86-83

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    Boys swimming: Schaumburg’s seniors step up at Palatine

    On Palatine’s senior night, a trio of Schaumburg seniors ended up making the difference in a Mid-Suburban West boys swimming and diving dual meet. The Saxons’ Matt Soltau won both the 50-yard freestyle (22.59) and 100 free (49.85), and he also took anchor legs on the 200 and 400 freestyle relays, both of which prevailed in close races as Schaumburg won 102-84.

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    Timothy Christian’s Nick Huisman, left, fights for a loose ball with IC Catholic Prep’s Khali Saunders, right.

    Images: Timothy Christian vs. IC Catholic Prep, boys basketball

    Timothy Christian hosted IC Catholic Prep for boys basketball action on January 19, 2018 in Elmhurst.

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    Michigan State's Nick Ward (44) pulls down a rebound between Indiana's Zach McRoberts, left, and Juwan Morgan during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game, Friday, Jan. 19, 2018, in East Lansing, Mich. (AP Photo/Al Goldis)

    No. 9 Michigan State bounces back and routs Indiana 85-57

    Miles Bridges scored 22 and Nick Ward had 18 points and 13 rebounds to help No. 9 Michigan State bounce back with an 85-57 win over Indiana

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    Glenbard West runs winning streak to 14

    Glenbard West defeated Hinsdale South in a West Suburban Conference crossover girls basketball game.

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    Members of the NASCAR Hall of Fame pose for a photo during a ceremony in Charlotte, N.C., Friday, Jan. 19, 2018. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton)

    Robert Yates posthumously inducted into NASCAR Hall of Fame

    Robert Yates has been inducted into the NASCAR Hall of Fame and was able to write his own speech for the ceremony

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    Vegas Golden Knights coach Gerard Gallant, left, acknowledges the crowd after a video tribute for Gallant during the first period of the team's NHL hockey game against the Florida Panthers, Friday, Jan. 19, 2018, in Sunrise, Fla. Gallant was previously coach of the Panthers. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)

    Nostalgia: Panthers welcome back Gallant, honor Huizenga

    Welcome back, and thank you: Panthers welcome back Gallant and pay tribute to Huizenga on emotional night

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    Warren’s Jordyn Hughes, right, drives on Stevenson’s Krissy Hill.

    Images: Warren vs. Stevenson, girls basketball

    The Warren Blue Devils hosted the Stevenson Patriots for girls basketball action on Friday, Jan. 19 in Gurnee.

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    Arizona women pick up first conference victory, 72-63

    JaLea Bennett scored 23 points and Arizona beat Colorado 72-63 for the Wildcats' first conference victory

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    Batavia rallies from 7 down in final 90 seconds, beats St. Charles North

    Batavia’s girls basketball team erased a 7-point deficit in the final 90 seconds to defeat St. Charles North 41-37 Friday night.

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    Full-fledged effort carries Rolling Meadows past Buffalo Grove

    A complete-game effort led host Rolling Meadows to a victory over Buffalo Grove on Friday night in Mid-Suburban East boys basketball.

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    Larkin’s Brianna Young drives between Elgin’s Makenna Downing and Kylie Graves Friday in a basketball game at Larkin High School.

    Larkin’s free throws sink Elgin

    Larkin’s girls basketball team defeated Elgin 56-46 Friday night in an Upstate Eight River game.

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    Tressel to be Michigan St's DC, Haynes hired for secondary

    Michigan State has announced that Mike Tressel will be the team's defensive coordinator and Paul Haynes has been hired to coach the secondary

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    Salaam's mother thinks Heisman up for auction was stolen

    As online bids for Rashaan Salaam's Heisman Trophy near $300,000, the mother of the former University of Colorado running back is convinced the trophy was stolen

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    New York Jets wide receiver Robby Anderson makes a phone call in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., as he waits for a ride after being released from the Broward County Jail on Friday, Jan. 19, 2018. Anderson faces a slew of charges, including threatening a police officer's family and saying he would rape the officer's wife. A Sunrise, Fla., police report shows the 24-year-old Anderson was stopped early Friday in a sport utility vehicle after it ran two red lights and was swerving while traveling about 105 mph (168 kph). (Mike Stocker/South Florida Sun-Sentinel via AP)

    Jets WR Anderson arrested in Florida on slew of charges

    New York Jets wide receiver is facing a slew of charges in Florida, including threatening a police officer's family and saying he would rape the officer's wife

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    New York Rangers defenseman Kevin Shattenkirk (22) and Philadelphia Flyers left wing Taylor Leier (20) look for the rebound as New York Rangers goaltender Henrik Lundqvist (30) defends the goal during the first period of an NHL hockey game, Tuesday, Jan. 16, 2018, in New York. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson)

    Rangers D Shattenkirk to have knee surgery

    Rangers defenseman Kevin Shattenkirk will have surgery on his left knee and is expected to be out indefinitely

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    Tennessee State adds ex-Tide LB Brown, ex-Gophers QB Croft

    Tennessee State adds four FBS transfers, including ex-Alabama LB Mekhi Brown and former Minnesota QB Demry Croft

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    Cardinals' pool dwindles as search goes on for coach

    The search goes on for a new coach for the Arizona Cardinals and the initial pool of candidates has dwindled

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    Zach LaVine will see an increase in minutes, beginning with Saturday’s game in Atlanta. After being limited to 20 minutes in his first three games after returning from knee surgery, LaVine will get 24 minutes and is expected to play in the fourth quarter for the first time.

    LaVine to see increased minutes beginning Saturday in Atlanta

    Zach LaVine will see an increase in minutes, beginning with Saturday’s game in Atlanta. After being limited to 20 minutes in his first three games after returning from knee surgery, LaVine will get 24 minutes and is expected to play in the fourth quarter for the first time.

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    While the Bulls left town Friday for the start of a three-game road trip, point guard Kris Dunn stayed home in concussion protocol after the nasty fall he took late in Wednesday’s loss to Golden State.

    Bulls hit the road with Grant ready to fill in at point guard

    While the Bulls left town Friday for the start of a three-game road trip, point guard Kris Dunn stayed home in concussion protocol after the nasty fall he took late in Wednesday’s loss to Golden State.

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    FILE - In this Oct. 29, 2017, file photo, San Francisco 49ers' C.J. Beathard (3) is sacked by Philadelphia Eagles' Brandon Graham (55) and Mychal Kendricks (95) as Malcolm Jenkins (27) looks on during the second half of an NFL football game. One team has a suffocating defense. The other has the NFL's No. 1 unit. Defense should win at least the NFC championship. (AP Photo/Michael Perez, File)

    What matters more than a good QB in these playoffs? A good D

    Four of the five teams hardest to score on during the NFL's regular season made it to the conference title games

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    Workers paint the field of Gillette Stadium, Friday, Jan. 19, 2018, in Foxborough, Mass., where the New England Patriots host the Jacksonville Jaguars in the AFC championship on Sunday. (AP Photo/Bill Sikes)

    A look at the defensive rankings for the NFL's final 4 teams

    The four teams in the NFL conference championship games are among the league's best at playing defense

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    New Orleans Pelicans center DeMarcus Cousins (0) works against Atlanta Hawks forward John Collins (20) during the second half of an NBA basketball game Wednesday, Jan. 17, 2018, in Atlanta. The Hawks won 94-93. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)

    Davis, Cousins: All-Star nods bode well for Pelicans pairing

    Anthony Davis and DeMarcus Cousins figure they've proved they can co-exist to spectacular and prolific effect

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    Hertha's scorer Davie Selke and his teammates celebrate the opening goal during the German Bundesliga soccer match between Hertha BSC Berlin and Borussia Dortmund in Berlin, Germany, Friday, Jan. 19, 2018. (AP Photo/Michael Sohn)

    Dortmund held again after dropping Aubameyang for 2nd game

    Borussia Dortmund has been held to another Bundesliga draw as the club dropped star striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang for the second match in a row

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    Cardinals trade OF Randal Grichuk to Toronto for 2 pitchers

    The St. Louis Cardinals have traded outfielder Randal Grichuk to the Toronto Blue Jays for reliever Dominic Leone and minor league pitcher Conner Greene

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    College Basketball Schedule

    All Times ESTSaturday, Jan. 20EAST Villanova at UConn, Noon St. John's at Georgetown, Noon Holy Cross at Bucknell, Noon Fordham at Saint Joseph's, 1 p.m. Niagara at Fairfield, 1 p.m. St. Francis (Pa.) at Sacred Heart, 1 p.m. Texas at West Virginia, 2 p.m. Saint Louis at UMass, 2 p.m. Lafayette at American U., 2 p.m. Loyola (Md.) at Colgate, 2 p.m. Boston U. at Navy, 2 p.m. Delaware at Northeastern, 2 p.m. Lehigh at Army, 2 p.m. Temple at Penn, 2 p.m. Xavier at Seton Hall, 2:30 p.m. Creighton at Providence, 3 p.m. LIU Brooklyn at CCSU, 3:30 p.m. Bryant at St. Francis Brooklyn, 4 p.m. Robert Morris at Wagner, 4 p.m. Jacksonville at NJIT, 4 p.m. Bethune-Cookman at Delaware St., 4 p.m. NC A&T at Md.-Eastern Shore, 4 p.m. George Mason at Duquesne, 4:30 p.m. Mount St. Mary's at Fairleigh Dickinson, 4:30 p.m. Harvard at Dartmouth, 7 p.m. Marist at Rider, 7 p.m. Cornell at Columbia, 7 p.m. SOUTH Florida St. at Virginia Tech, Noon George Washington at VCU, 12:30 p.m. LSU at Vanderbilt, 1 p.m. The Citadel at VMI, 1 p.m. North Florida at SC-Upstate, 2 p.m. Old Dominion at FAU, 2 p.m. Georgia Tech at North Carolina, 2 p.m. Georgia Southern at Georgia St., 2:15 p.m. La Salle at Richmond, 2:30 p.m. Drexel at James Madison, 4 p.m. Hofstra at Coll. of Charleston, 4 p.m. W. Carolina at ETSU, 4 p.m. Norfolk St. at SC State, 4 p.m. NC Central at Howard, 4 p.m. Notre Dame at Clemson, 4 p.m. Pittsburgh at Duke, 4 p.m. Morgan St. at Coppin St., 4 p.m. Appalachian St. at South Alabama, 4:05 p.m. Tennessee Tech at Morehead St., 4:15 p.m. Florida Gulf Coast at Kennesaw St., 4:30 p.m. Samford at Furman, 4:30 p.m. Mercer at UNC-Greensboro, 5 p.m. Stetson at Lipscomb, 5 p.m. Coastal Carolina at Troy, 5:15 p.m. Hampton at Savannah St., 6 p.m. Northwestern St. at SE Louisiana, 6 p.m. UCF at South Florida, 6 p.m. North Texas at Southern Miss., 6 p.m. Austin Peay at Belmont, 6 p.m. Tennessee at South Carolina, 6 p.m. Georgia at Auburn, 6 p.m. Alabama A&M at Alcorn St., 6:30 p.m. Alabama St. at Southern U., 6:30 p.m. Grambling St. at Jackson St., 6:30 p.m. UAB at Marshall, 7 p.m. William & Mary at Elon, 7 p.m. Chattanooga at Wofford, 7 p.m. Rice at Louisiana Tech, 7 p.m. Charlotte at FIU, 7 p.m. Towson at UNC-Wilmington, 7 p.m. Middle Tennessee at W. Kentucky, 7 p.m. Jacksonville St. at E. Kentucky, 7 p.m. Incarnate Word at New Orleans, 7:30 p.m. Florida at Kentucky, 8:15 p.m. Murray St. at Tennessee St., 8:30 p.m. Mississippi St. at Alabama, 8:30 p.m. MIDWEST Purdue at Iowa, Noon Minnesota vs. Ohio St. at New York, N.Y., Noon Rhode Island at Dayton, 1 p.m. N. Dakota St. at Fort Wayne, 1 p.m. N. Kentucky at Green Bay, 1 p.m. UT Martin at SIU-Edwardsville, 2 p.m. Ohio at E. Michigan, 2 p.m. Penn St. at Northwestern, 2 p.m. Illinois St. at Indiana St., 2 p.m. Texas Tech at Iowa St., 2 p.m. Butler at DePaul, 2 p.m. CS Bakersfield at Chicago St., 3:05 p.m. Ill.-Chicago at Cleveland St., 3:30 p.m. Ball St. at Miami (Ohio), 3:30 p.m. Cent. Michigan at Bowling Green, 3:30 p.m. TCU at Kansas St., 4 p.m.

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    Dortmund drops Aubameyang again for Hertha Berlin game

    Borussia Dortmund left star striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang out of its squad for the second Bundesliga game in a row

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    Cardinals defensive coordinator Sirmon leaves after 1 season

    Louisville defensive coordinator Peter Sirmon resigns after one season with the Cardinals

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    Midfielder Carli Lloyd was part of a three-team trade in the National Women’s Soccer League that sent her to Sky Blue FC.

    Breaking down the blockbuster 3-team NWSL trade for superstars Lloyd, Press and Kerr

    Two-time FIFA World Player of the Year Carli Lloyd is going home to play soccer thanks to a three-team trade in the National Women’s Soccer League with clubs in Houston, Chicago and New Jersey, Sky Blue gets Lloyd, the Houston Dash gets Christen Press, and the league’s MVP and top scorer, Australian Sam Kerr, joins the Chicago Red Stars.

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    Forward David Accam (11) was sent by the Chicago Fire to Philadelphia in exchange for allocation money.

    Chicago Fire GM turns up the heat in MLS SuperDraft

    Chicago Fire general manager Nelson Rodriguez made three trades at the MLS SuperDraft, igniting what had been a quiet off-season.

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    Getafe salvages 2-2 draw against Athletic in Spanish league

    Angel Rodriguez came off the bench to help Getafe salvage a 2-2 draw after twice trailing Athletic Bilbao in the Spanish league on Friday

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    New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady wears gloves as he arrives to speak to the media, Friday, Jan. 19, 2018, in Foxborough, Mass. The Patriots host the Jacksonville Jaguars in the AFC championship on Sunday in Foxborough.(AP Photo/Bill Sikes)

    Brady mum on status for AFC title game after hand injury

    Brady says only 'We'll see' regarding his status for AFC championship game following right-hand injury

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    Stanford linebacker Ryan Beecher says he has lymphoma

    Stanford junior inside linebacker Ryan Beecher has announced he is receiving treatment for non-Hodgkin's lymphoma but will remain enrolled in classes and looks forward to making a full recovery

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    BC-OLY--Olympic-Video Coverage,ADVISORY

    On Monday, Jan. 22, AP Sports will debut its series of video profiles called "The Olympians." Each video tells the unique story of an athlete who will be competing at the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics. From superstar skiers Mikaela Shiffrin and Lindsey Vonn to cross-country skier Samir Azzimani, who trained for his event in the Moroccan desert, "The Olympians" explores the lengths these athletes have gone to achieve - and maintain - the rarefied status: Olympic athlete. The videos will be released on Twitter and can be found on wintergames.ap.org. For questions about the series and other Olympic video, please call or email Global Sports Editor Michael Giarrusso. mgiarrusso@ap.org or 212-621-1640. "THE OLYMPIANS" MONDAY, JAN. 22 Mikaela Shiffrin, American alpine skiing star who can set the record for most gold medals at a Winter Olympics. Lindsey Vonn, US skiing star makes her return to Olympics after injury in 2014 prevented her from defending the 2010 downhill gold medal. TUESDAY, JAN. 23 Samir Azzimani, Morocco's "Couscous Rocket" cross-country skier who trains in the desert on roller-skis. Adam Rippon, US skater, self-described "fun and trashy" skater with funky music. WEDNESDAY, JAN. 24 Andri Ragettli, Swiss slopestyle star who hopes for an Olympic medal to win respect for his sport in Switzerland, where Alpine skiing is king. Kelsey Serwa, Canadian skicross racer who was a silver medalist in Sochi and is now aiming for gold. THURSDAY, JAN. 25 Brian Orser, Canadian figure skating coach who will have two top contenders for the men's figure skating Olympic gold. Chloe Kim; US snowboarder who's a medal favorite and a Korean-American. FRIDAY, JAN. 26 Ben Cavet, French moguls skier who is aiming to land a jump in Korea that has never before been successfully landed in competition. David Wise, US, gold medalist halfpipe skier back with a new routine's been thinking about for years. MONDAY, JAN. 29 Tess Ledeux, French slopestyle world champion who, at 16, will be one of the youngest Olympians in Pyeongchang and can't see the point of high school. Brittany Bowe, former world champion US speedskater who suffered a career-threatening concussion and is now coming back. TUESDAY, JAN. 30 Stefan Kraft, Austrian ski jumper who holds the world record for the longest jump. Georgia Simmerling, Canadian skicross racer who won a bronze in track cycling at the Rio Games, who has now switched back to winter sports but plans to switch back to cycling for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. WEDNESDAY, JAN. 31 Nigerian women's bobsled team, who in Korea will become Africa's first bobsledders to compete at the Olympics. Ashley Caldwell, US aerials skier who does far harder jumps than other women. THURSDAY, FEB. 1 Martin Fourcade, French four-time Olympic medalist in biathlon, top contender in Pyeongchang. Devin Logan, US slopestyle skier, silver medalist in Sochi. FRIDAY, FEB. 2 Justine Braisaz, up-and-coming French biathlon star. Maggie Voisin, US slopestyle skier who fractured her ankle on the day of opening ceremonies in Sochi and is now hoping for a second chance in Korea. MONDAY, FEB. 5 Javier Fernandez, double world champion figure skater from Spain. US hockey twins Jocelyne Lamoureux-Davidson and Monique Lamoureux-Morando OTHER AP OLYMPICS VIDEO: TO RUN IN DAYS LEADING UP TO OPENING CEREMONY Daily promo videos for stories and wintergames.ap.org Quick guide to slopestyle TBD 360 Bobsled video TBD Guide to biathlon, how they train in the summer. (Feb. 6) Guide to figure skating. (Feb. 6) Korean Food-GI Influences. (Jan. 22)

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    NFL: Raiders complied with 'Rooney Rule' when hiring Gruden

    The NFL says the Oakland Raiders complied with the "Rooney Rule" when they hired Jon Gruden as head coach

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    Dolphins hire Dowell Loggains as offensive coordinator

    The Miami Dolphins have announced several changes in Adam Gase's coaching staff, including the hiring of Dowell Loggains as offensive coordinator

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    Regents approve agreement for UNLV use of Raiders stadium

    Nevada's Board of Regents has approved a joint-use agreement that will allow the UNLV football team to use the $1.9 billion stadium planned for the Oakland Raiders when the NFL team moves to Las Vegas in 2020

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    BYU hires Hadley as secondary coach, says goodbye to Kaufusi

    BYU has hired former Weber State secondary coach Preston Hadley to coach the safeties

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    Jacksonville Jaguars cornerback Jalen Ramsey speaks with reporters after an NFL football practice in Jacksonville, Fla., Friday, Jan. 19, 2018. (AP Photo/Gary McCullough)

    Ramsey says Gronk 'hasn't played a corner like me before'

    Jalen Ramsey wants to cover the No. 1 receiver each opponent has to offer, even if it's Rob Gronkowski

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    Payet and Thauvin score as Marseille moves up to 2nd place

    France midfielder Dimitri Payet confirms his return to form with his third goal in four games as Marseille wins 2-0 at Caen to move up to second in the French league

Business

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    Can I tell my employee to wear a bra?
    Can a small business owners legally ask an employee who wears inappropriate attire to wear a bra?

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    Wintrust Financial Corp. said late today that as a result of the recently enacted tax reform legislation, Wintrust will increase the minimum wage paid to its eligible non-commissioned hourly employees to $15 per hour.

    Wintrust to raise minimum wage

    Wintrust Financial Corp. said late today that as a result of the recently enacted tax reform legislation, Wintrust will increase the minimum wage paid to its eligible non-commissioned hourly employees to $15 per hour.

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    Front Street Cantina, a longtime downtown Wheaton restaurant, will close in mid-February. The owners of Moveable Feast & Co. plan to open a new dining spot in the space.

    St. Charles couple opening Moveable Feast in downtown Wheaton

    The husband-and-wife owners of Geneva’s Moveable Feast are opening a new Wheaton dining spot inspired by the flagship.

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    This is D.O.A. Room Escape in Addison. A similar escape room business is coming to 495 W. Northwest Highway in Barrington. It’ll be called Xscape in Time.

    ‘Escape room’ adventure coming to Barrington’s Northwest Highway corridor

    A portion of a mostly long-vacant building previously occupied by a car dealership on Northwest Highway in Barrington will be converted into an escape room business.

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    Lindsey M. Piegza, managing director, chief economist at Stifel, Nicolaus & Company Inc., spoke to a group of more than 100 business professionals attending an economic breakfast.

    Economist speaks at Arlington Heights business breakfast

    Lindsey M. Piegza presented her version of an economic forecast for 2018.

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    SEC letter shows bitcoin funds won't happen soon, if ever

    It may be a while, if ever, before investors can buy an exchange-traded fund with holdings of bitcoin and other digital currencies.

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    The Renaissance Schaumburg Hotel and Convention Center will get a $1.1 million renovation of its lobby and lounge while aiming for its best year of business yet as it marks its 12th anniversary in 2018.

    Schaumburg Renaissance lobby, lounge to get $1.1 million renovation

    The village-owned Renaissance Schaumburg Hotel and Convention Center will mark its 12th anniversary in 2018 with a $1.1 million renovation of its lobby and lounge, and a goal of achieving its most profitable year.

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    Marcus & Millichap, a commercial real estate investment services firm with offices in Oak Brook, announced the sale of Starbucks Anchored New Development, a multi-tenant retail property located in Hammond, Indiana.

    Oak Brook company sells Starbucks-anchored center

    Marcus & Millichap, a commercial real estate investment services firm with offices in Oak Brook, announced the sale of Starbucks Anchored New Development, a multi-tenant retail property located in Hammond, Indiana.

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    FILE - In this March 3, 2011 =, file photo, boneless pork loins sit waiting to be packaged at a grocery store in Des Moines, Iowa. Federal government regulators proposed changes Friday, Jan. 19, 2018, in the way most hogs slaughtered for meat in the United States are processed in a series of new rules that officials say improve industry practices but critics say could imperil food safety. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall, File)

    US government proposes new rules for hog slaughter

    Government regulators are proposing changes Friday in the way most hogs slaughtered for meat in the United States are processed

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    Home sales in the seven-county metropolitan Chicago area reached an 11-year peak in 2017, with 116,081 properties changing hands, the most since 2006 but only 1.3 percent more than in 2016, RE/MAX reports.

    Report: Area home sales reach 11-year peak

    Home sales in the seven-county metropolitan Chicago area reached an 11-year peak in 2017, with 116,081 properties changing hands, the most since 2006 but only 1.3 percent more than in 2016, RE/MAX reports.

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    West Chicago hires community development director

    The City of West Chicago said it hired Tom Dabareiner as director of community development.

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    The Thrive app on the Samsung Galaxy Note 8 blocks you from receiving messages and accessing apps for periods of time you set. MUST CREDIT: Washington Post photo

    Review: Addicted to your smartphone? Now there’s an app for that.

    Did you text? Sorry, I can’t see messages right now. Arianna Huffington locked my phone.The media tycoon turned wellness entrepreneur wants to keep you out of your phone, too, with a new app called Thrive. Its goal is to make it cool for a generation hooked on smartphones to occasionally detox.Among Thrive’s capabilities: helping you humblebrag you can’t be reached by sending text responses on your behalf. As in, “Try me later, I’m busy Thriving.” (I hope my boss doesn’t mind.)If smartphones are the new cigarettes, Thrive is a new kind of nicotine patch. The app won’t cure everything that’s screwed up about our relationship with phones - Thrive is an add-on to the software that runs the phone, and it only begins to address the social illness that compels us to be always connected. But it’s something you can actually do to break the spell of these glowing rectangles.There’s a paradox to using technology to wean us from technology, but Huffington has an explanation. “Going to sleep with the lights off doesn’t make us anti-electricity,” she told me. “In the same way, turning off our phones to be able to reconnect with the people and things we most value doesn’t make us anti-technology.”What’s surprising is that Thrive is a partnership with Samsung, which made the free app available this week for owners of its Note 8 phone. The world’s largest maker of smartphones is acknowledging that its products can be unhealthy. “Helping people figure out when and how to disconnect from technology from time to time is 100 percent core to our mission of creating technology that puts people at the center,” Samsung’s chief marketing officer, Marc Mathieu, told me. (Thrive is available only from Samsung, but see below for suggestions on making an Apple iPhone less addictive, too.)Thrive fires a shot back at what’s sometimes called the “attention economy,” the apps that have made gazillions by hijacking our brains with likes, alerts and other irresistible distractions. Donald Trump tweets are its crack cocaine.Researchers and psychiatrists haven’t reached a consensus on whether phones are creating wide-scale “addictions,” like gambling or drugs. But there’s plenty of evidence that adults and children alike are having problems: The arrival of smartphones corresponded with a 60 percent rise in the number of children who experienced at least one episode of depression. When’s the last time your family had a meal without phones present? And how often do you find yourself “vortexing”: picking up your phone to do one thing and finding yourself, an hour later, still on it doing something else?I’ve tried many ways to win back time and attention from my phone: Banning it from the bedroom, turning off app notifications and switching its color screen to a less-appealing grayscale. But making phones less useful isn’t the solution. We need phones designed to help us be better humans - and, at least for now, humans still need to sleep and breathe deeply and stare out the window every once in a while. Occasionally, we need to be bored.“The idea is, how do we keep the best things about our phones while making it possible for us to disconnect, recharge, do deep work, have an undistracted meal with a friend and sleep without having the phone buzzing nearby?” Huffington said. Figuring out balance is key to the future of the smartphone.Huffington left her job as editor of The Huffington Post in 2016 to devote her time to projects including a start-up called Thrive Global, focused on helping people fight burnout and exhaustion. Thrive isn’t just an app, it’s a lifestyle brand, with a book, a podcast and even an online course.

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    FILE - This July 16, 2013, aerial file photo, shows downtown Detroit. Amazon's final cut of 20 contenders for its second headquarters leaves hundreds of cities disappointed. That includes hopefuls like Detroit, Memphis, Tenn., and Kansas City, Mo. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya, File)

    Maybe next time: Cities see failed Amazon bids as trial runs

    For cities knocked out of Amazon lottery, the effort may turn out to be a trial run to lure other businesses

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    Local business leaders share predictions, thoughts about 2018

    Suburban business leaders share their thoughts on everything from the Federal Reserve and the overhaul of the tax law to if you should put ketchup on your Portillo’s hot dog and prediction on if the Cubs will make the World Series.

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    Business Book Review “The 5 Second Rule”
    Vickie Austin reviews a book by Mel Robbins, best-selling author of “The 5 Second Rule: Transform Your Life, Work and Confidence with Everyday Courage.”

Life & Entertainment

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    FILE - In this Aug. 28, 2016 file photo, Kim Kardashian West, left, and Kanye West arrive at the MTV Video Music Awards in New York. It's Chicago - where Kanye West was raised - as the name of baby No. 3 with Kim Kardashian West. Mom made the announcement Friday, Jan. 18, 2018, on her app without explanation. Chicago was born Monday, Jan. 15 weighing in at 7 pounds, 6 ounces. She joins big sister North and middle brother Saint. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File)

    Kim and Kanye choose Chicago for their new baby's name

    It's Kanye West's hometown _ Chicago _ for baby No. 3 with Kim K

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    Kim Kardashian West and Kanye West announced that their third baby has been named Chicago. She joins big sister North and middle brother Saint.

    Here’s why Chicago is actually a great name for Kimye’s baby

    Leave it to Kanye and Kim Kardashian West to put their own spin on the Friday afternoon news dump. The couple took to Kim’s app to officially announce the name of their third child, Chicago.

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    The Second City expands comedy classes for teens with autism
    Chicago’s renowned sketch comedy club The Second City has expanded its class offerings for people with autism to include teenagers in the city’s suburbs.

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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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    Sister-in-law’s FaceTiming ruins New Year’s Eve

    Q. When does FaceTime become an intrusion?

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    Comedian and ventriloquist Terry Fator (with Maynard) appears at the Genesee Theatre in Waukegan and the Paramount Theatre in Aurora this weekend.

    5 things to do this weekend in the suburbs

    Take in a beloved musical in Oakbrook Terrace, catch a concert in Grayslake or see “America’s Got Talent” winner Terry Fator in Waukegan and Aurora. And if those shows don’t appeal to you, we have more options for this weekend in the suburbs.

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    If someone is sick in your home, wash the bedding frequently in hot water.

    Afraid of getting sick? 6 things you can do at home

    Coughing, sneezing and misery are a part of many households these days as cold and flu season kicks into high gear. Here are six simple things you can do to try to prevent the spread of germs.

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    The best way to make the most out of small storage space

    Organizing and decluttering expert Julie Morgenstern, who has run her namesake New York City-based business for more than 25 years, joined staff writer Jura Koncius on The Washington Post’s Home Front online chat. Here is an edited excerpt.

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    Jeff Award-winner Nathaniel Stampley (“Man of La Mancha,” “The Bridges of Madison County”) is in rehearsal to star as Coalhouse Walker Jr. in “Ragtime” for the Marriott Theatre in Lincolnshire.

    How Marriott's intimate 'Bridges' led to staging epic 'Ragtime'

    Marriott Theatre in Lincolnshire waited two decades to stage “Ragtime.” But the theater's acclaimed production of “The Bridges of Madison County” got the theater's artistic team thinking about finally tackling the epic, which starts previews Wednesday, Jan. 24.

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    Don’t think of antiques as investments

    The antiques business has been going through a bit of a rough patch, what with the continuing vogue for midcentury modern and IKEA-addicted millennials’ dislike for brown furniture.

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    Comedian Christopher Titus returns to the Improv Comedy Showcase in Schaumburg.

    Weekend picks: Christopher Titus starts three nights of standup in Schaumburg

    Comedian Christopher Titus mines his upbringing for comedy when he returns for another run at the Improv Comedy Showcase at Woodfield. More on this, ventriloquist Terry Fator at the Genesee, Wayland and Werewolves at Hour 30 playing West Dundee’s Rochaus and other fun events.

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    This white oak is one of the oldest at Arlington National Cemetery and shows evidence of remedial pruning of damaged limbs. Large, ancient trees are not necessarily a threat, experts say.

    Old trees will tell you when their time is up

    Many of us live in older urban properties where big trees sit cheek by jowl with homes, cars and with us. There is a prevailing mentality among many homeowners that big old trees are inherently threatening and should be removed. This is sort of like refusing to get on a plane because it can crash.

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    Restaurant servers should be able to read diners in terms of how much interaction they want.

    10 things restaurants should do better

    A dash of consideration goes a long way in making diners feel at home in restaurants, one critic says. From honoring reservations to keeping websites updated, here are 10 things every restaurant owner should do.

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    The Beatles, seen here on CBS’ “Ed Sullivan Show,” lost album of the year Grammy honors two years running — first to Glen Campbell in 1969, then to Blood, Sweat & Tears in 1970.

    Beating the Beatles and other Grammy shockers of the last few decades

    No award show always gets it right, but Grammy history is full of surprising wins and losses. Among them: Glen Campbell besting the Beatles and Christopher Cross pushing past Pink Floyd and Billy Joel.

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    Don’t worry: HELOCs will survive despite new tax law

    It’s a big and confusing question for many homeowners in the wake of the December tax law changes: Are new interest-deductible home equity credit lines (HELOCs) and second mortgages now totally out of reach going forward?

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    Buyers seek best material for home exterior

    Q. In the desert town where we are moving, some houses have stucco exteriors, and others have either vinyl or aluminum siding. We asked our home inspector which is best, but he didn’t seem to have a preference. Do you have any advice in making this decision?

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    Remove hair dye — or worse — on tile

    Q. Our shower floor has discolored, probably from rinsing out hair color. We’ve tried everything — bleach, vinegar, Soft Scrub — and nothing makes a difference. The floor is only seven years old, so we really don’t want to replace it.

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    This kitchen by Studio McGee features standard subway tile with a darker grout. Subway tile is a go-to because it pairs easily with so many different styles, designer Shea McGee says. “It’s also really easy to change the grout color or tile layout to shake things up.”

    Subway tile rises to the height of farmhouse chic

    What is it about subway tile, these basic white rectangles that debuted more than 100 years ago, that obsesses modern homeowners? There’s something about those classic shapes and traditional styles that are soothing.

Discuss

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    We need strong Congress as well as strong president

    Columnist Lee Hamilton: Presidents need oversight and scrutiny; they need a Congress that will press them and insist on consultation. They get very little of that pressure today.

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    Responses to Trumpism are greatest concern

    Columnist Georgie Anne Geyer: In my youth, our mothers would have compared the problem with American party politics today to the problems of picking a man. Of course, mothers in the 1960s compared EVERYTHING to the problem of picking a man.

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    Seeking opportunities
    A Libertyville letter to the editor: As I learned of the president’s comments last week regarding people emigrating from Haiti and Africa, I am reminded of my father and the father of my wife.

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    Thanks for patience
    A Lake County letter to the editor: The Lake County Treasurer’s Office saw an unprecedented amount of 2017 prepayments of real estate taxes in December 2017 totaling tens of thousands, and we’re currently processing those payments.

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    Uninformed letters shouldn’t be published
    A Rolling Meadows letter to the editor: It is difficult enough these days to find consistent, responsible climate change coverage in the Daily Herald, but apparently the editorial board thought having two letters from climate deniers on the same day to further muddy the waters was too good an opportunity to miss.

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    Gun control positions
    A Mount Prospect letter to the editor: The Jan. 15 article “How governor candidates would address gun violence” provided excellent insights about those running for the state’s highest office.

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    We must stand up against racist comments
    A West Dundee letter to the editor: The president recently made a remark that continued to expose his racism. In addition to being offensive, it has potentially put 6,000 American troops in Africa in danger.

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    Consider the facts about ‘Obama deficit’
    A Naperville letter to the editor: Much has been made of the huge deficit run up by Barrack Obama during his presidency, with some conservatives claiming he added $10 trillion to the debt under his watch.

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    Sex harassment nothing to laugh at
    A Glen Ellyn letter to the editor: The response at the Golden Globes to the humor regarding sexual harassment is being seen as an indicator for humor about sexual harassment at the Oscars.

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

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