Daily Archive : Thursday January 25, 2018

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    New York Knicks guard Courtney Lee, left, stops Denver Nuggets guard Gary Harris as he drives to the basket in the second half of an NBA basketball game Thursday, Jan. 25, 2018, in Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)

    Harris scores 23 points, Nuggets beat Knicks 130-118

    Gary Harris scored 23 points, Trey Lyles had 21 and the Denver Nuggets beat the New York Knicks 130-118 on Friday night

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    Columbus Blue Jackets right wing Cam Atkinson (13) scores against Arizona Coyotes goaltender Antti Raanta (32) during the third period of an NHL hockey game Thursday, Jan. 25, 2018, in Glendale, Ariz. The Blue Jackets won 2-1. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)

    Atkinson returns, scores winner for Blue Jackets in Arizona

    Cam Atkinson scored with 3:03 left to give the Columbus Blue Jackets a 2-1 victory over the Arizona Coyotes

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    College Basketball Scores

    Thursday, Jan. 25EAST CCSU 80, Bryant 74 Coll. of Charleston 62, Delaware 54 Drexel 83, Elon 79 Monmouth (NJ) 67, Siena 56 Mount St. Mary's 86, LIU Brooklyn 80 Northeastern 81, Hofstra 67 Quinnipiac 85, Marist 77 St. Francis Brooklyn 76, Fairleigh Dickinson 70 Towson 96, William & Mary 82, OT UConn 63, SMU 52 SOUTH Appalachian St. 72, UALR 67, OT Austin Peay 90, E. Kentucky 84 Belmont 81, E. Illinois 59 Coastal Carolina 62, Arkansas St. 47 Georgia St. 81, Texas-Arlington 75 Louisiana-Lafayette 76, South Alabama 57 Louisiana-Monroe 76, Troy 71 Middle Tennessee 75, UTSA 51 Murray St. 87, Morehead St. 81 South Florida 80, Tulane 75 Tennessee St. 85, SIU-Edwardsville 57 Tennessee Tech 76, SE Missouri 65 Texas State 62, Georgia Southern 61 UAB 85, UTEP 78 UNC-Wilmington 71, James Madison 68 UT Martin 67, Jacksonville St. 63 W. Carolina 108, Southern Wesleyan 48 MIDWEST Green Bay 66, Cleveland St. 44 Milwaukee 66, Youngstown St. 55 N. Dakota St. 73, Nebraska-Omaha 58 Penn St. 82, Ohio St. 79 Purdue 92, Michigan 88 Wichita St. 81, UCF 62 SOUTHWEST North Texas 59, FAU 53 Rice 73, FIU 64 FAR WEST Arizona 80, Colorado 71 Denver 70, W. Illinois 58 E. Washington 95, North Dakota 71 Long Beach St. 87, Cal Poly 71 Montana 71, S. Utah 47 N. Arizona 77, Montana St. 75 N. Colorado 80, Idaho 63 UC Davis 63, CS Northridge 56 Utah 80, Arizona St. 77, OT ___

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    Toronto Maple Leafs center Nazem Kadri (43) and Mitchell Marner (16) are congratulated by the bench after Kadri scored a goal against the Dallas Stars in the first period of an NHL hockey game Thursday, Jan. 25, 2018, in Dallas. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)

    McElhinney has 39 saves, Kadri 2 goals as Leafs beat Stars

    Curtis McElhinney made 39 saves while playing for the first time in more than a month, helping the Toronto Maple Leafs beat the Dallas Stars 4-1

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    Carolina Hurricanes left wing Teuvo Teravainen (86) celebrates with center Victor Rask (49) and right wing Justin Williams (14) after scoring against the Montreal Canadiens during second-period NHL hockey game action in Montreal, Thursday, Jan. 25, 2018. (Graham Hughes/The Canadian Press via AP)

    Teravainen has 2 goals, assist as Hurricanes edge Canadiens

    Teuvo Teravainen scored twice and added an assist as the Carolina Hurricanes beat the Montreal Canadiens 6-5

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    Cleveland Cavaliers forward LeBron James (23) shoots past San Antonio Spurs forward Kyle Anderson (1) during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Tuesday, Jan. 23, 2018, in San Antonio. James passed the 30,000 career points mark in the first quarter. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)

    LeBron has Durant, reunites with Kyrie in NBA All-Star draft

    LeBron James got Kevin Durant and reunited with Kyrie Irving in the NBA's first All-Star draft

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    Former Minnesota Twins catcher Chris Gimenez is among 19 nonroster players invited to Cubs spring training.

    Chicago Cubs invite 19 nonroster players to spring training

    A few days ago, social media was all atwitter over news that catcher Chris Gimenez had signed a minor-league deal with the Cubs and snagged an invite to big-league spring training. Gimenez is among 19 nonroster players who have been invited.

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    Mundelein’s Emma Hallin competes on the vault during the North Suburban Conference meet Thursday at Libertyville High School.

    Girls gymnastics: Mundelein makes it 5 straight NSC titles

    Mundelein kepts its grip on North Suburban Conference girls gymnastics by winning the league championship for a fifth straight year Thursday at Libertyville.

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    Girls gymnastics scoreboard: Thursday, Jan. 25 results
    High school girls gymnastics results from meets of Thursday, Jan. 25.

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    Boys wrestling scoreboard: Thursday, Jan. 25 results
    High school boys wrestling results from meets of Thursday, Jan. 25.

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    Girls bowling scoreboard: Thursday, Jan. 25 results
    High school girls bowling results from meets of Thursday, Jan. 25.

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    Girls basketball scoreboard: Thursday, Jan. 25 results
    High school girls basketball results from games of Thursday, Jan. 25.

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    Boys swimming scoreboard: Thursday, Jan. 25 results
    High school boys swimming results from meets of Thursday, Jan. 25.

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    Boys basketball scoreboard: Thursday, Jan. 25 results
    High school boys basketball results from games of Thursday, Jan. 25.

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    Chicago Blackhawks left wing Anthony Duclair, from right, celebrates his goal against the Detroit Red Wings with Blackhawks right wing Alex DeBrincat and Duncan Keith (2) in the first period of an NHL hockey game Thursday, Jan. 25, 2018, in Detroit. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)

    DeBrincat gets hat trick in Chicago Blackhawks’ 5-1 win

    Alex DeBrincat registered a hat trick and added an assist in the Chicago Blackhawks’ 5-1 victory over the Detroit Red Wings on Thursday night.

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    DGS tops Leyden

    Downers Grove South’s girls basketball team topped Leyden 47-37 in the West Suburban Gold. JJJunior guard Jasmine Igartua led the Eagles with 14 points, including four 3-pointers.

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    East Aurora withstands West Chicago rally

    East Aurora defeated West Chicago in an Upstate Eight Conference Valley Division girls basketball game.

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    St. Viator’s Samamtha DeJulio tries to gain control of the ball as Buffalo Grove’s Kendra Lee applies pressure during the first half of girls basketball at Buffalo Grove.

    St. Viator quick back on winning track

    St. Viator’s girls basketball team bounced back from its first loss in nine games with a 55-35 win at Buffalo Grove on Thursday night. Myia Clark (15 points) and Natalie Krause (11) led led the Lions (16-7).

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    Oklahoma City Thunder guard Russell Westbrook (0) shoots as Washington Wizards guard John Wall (2) defends during the first quarter of an NBA basketball game in Oklahoma City, Thursday, Jan. 25, 2018. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)

    Westbrook's season-high 46 lead Thunder past Wizards 121-112

    Westbrook's season-high 46 lead Thunder past Wizards 121-112

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    Wheaton Warrenville South’s MacKenzie Stebbins, right, is defended by Naperville Central’s Mia Lakstigala, left, during girls basketball action in Wheaton.

    WW South hands Naperville Central first DVC defeat

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

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    St. Louis Blues' Paul Stastny (26) scores past Colorado Avalanche goaltender Jonathan Bernier (45) as Nikita Zadorov, of Russia, defends during the first period of an NHL hockey game Thursday, Jan. 25, 2018, in St. Louis. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)

    Stastny, Schenn score to lift Blues over Avalanche 3-1

    Brayden Schenn scored in his fourth straight game, Paul Stastny also had a goal and the St. Louis Blues beat the Colorado Avalanche 3-1

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    BC-BKC--W. Illinois-Denver Box

    BC-BKC--W. Illinois-Denver Box DENVER 70, W. ILLINOIS 58W. ILLINOIS (10-9) Gilbeck 2-4 1-2 5, Duff 4-11 0-0 11, Johnson 4-12 4-4 12, Webster 8-15 3-7 22, Ancrum 0-0 0-0 0, Morgan 0-0 0-0 0, Gavin 1-1 0-0 2, Hughes 0-0 0-0 0, Bruster 1-4 2-3 4, Moxey 1-1 0-0 2. Totals 21-48 10-16 58. DENVER (9-12) Akintola 0-2 0-0 0, Amigo 4-11 2-6 12, Rosga 4-5 3-3 12, Pemberton 4-7 4-4 13, Murkey 4-6 2-2 10, Carlisle 2-2 1-1 5, Krafka 2-4 0-0 5, Mackey 2-3 0-0 4, L.Neff 1-1 0-0 3, T.Neff 0-0 0-0 0, Holtzmann 2-2 0-0 6, Rodriguez 0-2 0-0 0. Totals 25-45 12-16 70. Halftime_Denver 30-24. 3-Point Goals_W. Illinois 6-16 (Duff 3-5, Webster 3-8, Bruster 0-1, Johnson 0-2), Denver 8-12 (Holtzmann 2-2, Amigo 2-3, L.Neff 1-1, Rosga 1-2, Pemberton 1-2, Krafka 1-2). Fouled Out_None. Rebounds_W. Illinois 23 (Johnson 7), Denver 26 (Amigo 7). Assists_W. Illinois 6 (Johnson 3), Denver 19 (Pemberton 6). Total Fouls_W. Illinois 18, Denver 16. A_935 (7,200).

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    BC-BKC--W. Illinois-Denver Long Box

    BC-BKC--W. Illinois-Denver Long Box DENVER 70, W. ILLINOIS 58FGFTRebW. ILLINOISMinM-AM-AO-TAPFPTSGilbeck272-41-23-4045Duff404-110-00-31111Johnson334-124-41-73412Webster288-153-70-20122Ancrum30-00-00-0000Gavin281-10-00-2002Bruster181-42-30-1044Moxey101-10-00-0112Hughes70-00-00-4010Morgan60-00-00-0120Totals20021-4810-164-2361858 Percentages: FG .438, FT .625. 3-Point Goals: 6-16, .375 (Duff 3-5, Webster 3-8, Bruster 0-1, Johnson 0-2). Team Rebounds: 2. Team Turnovers: 12 (10 PTS). Blocked Shots: 2 (Gilbeck 2). Turnovers: 12 (Bruster 4, Duff 2, Gilbeck 2, Johnson 2, Webster 2). Steals: 2 (Gilbeck, Johnson). Technical Fouls: None. FGFTRebDENVERMinM-AM-AO-TAPFPTSAkintola150-20-00-2030Amigo344-112-60-73112Murkey234-62-20-32410Pemberton364-74-40-46313Rosga334-53-31-14312Krafka182-40-02-5115Holtzmann142-20-00-1106Carlisle92-21-10-3005L.Neff71-10-00-0103Rodriguez40-20-00-0110Mackey42-30-00-0004T.Neff30-00-00-0000Totals20025-4512-163-26191670 Percentages: FG .556, FT .750. 3-Point Goals: 8-12, .667 (Holtzmann 2-2, Amigo 2-3, L.Neff 1-1, Krafka 1-2, Pemberton 1-2, Rosga 1-2). Team Rebounds: 1. Team Turnovers: 11 (13 PTS). Blocked Shots: 3 (Amigo 2, Murkey). Turnovers: 11 (Akintola 2, Murkey 2, Pemberton 2, Rosga 2, Amigo, Krafka, T.Neff). Steals: 4 (Rosga 2, Amigo, Pemberton). Technical Fouls: None. W. Illinois2434-58Denver3040-70 A_935 (7,200).

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    Boston Bruins center Tim Schaller (59) tries to tip the puck into the net behind Ottawa Senators goaltender Mike Condon (1) during the second period of an NHL hockey game Thursday, Jan. 25, 2018, in Ottawa, Ontario. (Adrian Wyld/The Canadian Press via AP)

    Bruins keep rolling, beat Senators for fifth straight win

    Jake DeBrusk scored with 8:41 left to lift the Boston Bruins over the Ottawa Senators 3-2 for their fifth straight win

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    St. Charles North rolls past Elgin

    Annie Tate scored 15 points Thursday night to lead the St. Charles North girls basketball team to a 59-32 Upstate Eight River win over Elgin.

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    Westminster Christian downs Christian Liberty

    Jordan Warrener scored 21 points Thursday night to lead the Westminster Christian boys basketball team to a 75-50 Northeastern Athletic Conference win over Christian Liberty.

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    Mississippi State guard Victoria Vivians (35) attempts a three-point shot while Florida's guard Delicia Washington (00) defends during the first half of the NCAA college basketball game in Starkville, Miss., Thursday, Jan. 25, 2018. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)

    McCowan scores 23, No. 2 Mississippi St beats Florida 90-53

    McCowan's 23 points lead No. 2 Mississippi State over Florida 90-53

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    Yorkville hands Kaneland 2nd straight loss

    Kaneland’s state-ranked girls basketball team suffered its second straight loss Thursday night, falling to Yorkville 58-48.

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    Washington Capitals left wing Alex Ovechkin (8) scores a goal past Florida Panthers goaltender Harri Sateri (29) during the second period of an NHL hockey game Thursday, Jan. 25, 2018, in Sunrise, Fla. (AP Photo/Joel Auerbach)

    Ovechkin scores 30th, helps Capitals snap 3-game skid

    Alex Ovechkin scored his 30th goal of the season and recorded his 500th career assist to help the Washington Capitals snap a three-game skid with a 4-2 win over the Florida Panthers on Thursday night

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    Chicago Blackhawks' Alex DeBrincat (12) celebrates his goal with teammates as Detroit Red Wings' Henrik Zetterberg (40) skates by in the second period of an NHL hockey game Thursday, Jan. 25, 2018, in Detroit. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)

    DeBrincat's hat trick lifts Blackhawks over Detroit 5-1

    Alex DeBrincat had his second hat trick of an impressive rookie season, and the Chicago Blackhawks chased Detroit goalie Jimmy Howard in the first period on their way to a 5-1 victory over the Red Wings

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    Pittsburgh Penguins' Evgeni Malkin (71) celebrates his goal during the first period of an NHL hockey game against the Minnesota Wild in Pittsburgh, Thursday, Jan. 25, 2018. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)

    Malkin, Crosby lead Penguins past Wild 6-3

    Evgeni Malkin scored two power-play goals and Sidney Crosby reached another milestone during the Pittsburgh Penguins 6-3 rout of the Minnesota Wild on Thursday

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    Huntley’s Andrew Lira celebrates his win against Crystal Lake Central’s Connor Burns in their 126-pound bout Thursday in the Fox Valley Conference title wrestling meet in Huntley.

    Huntley a dominant Fox Valley Conference champ

    Huntley defeated Crystal Lake Central 59-9 Thursday night to win the Fox Valley Conference wrestling championship.

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    Bartlett’s Ben Tompson soars to the hoop against West Aurora last season. Tompson recently returned from an injury that kept him out of action for over a month.

    Tompson’s return just in time for Bartlett

    The Bartlett boys basketball team could be tough to contend with down the stretch with leading scorer Ben Tompson back from injury.

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    Montini gears up for road trip

    Montini defeated T.F. South and Loyola in a nonconference wrestling triangular meet.

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    Buffalo Grove’s Alyssa Floro tries to gather a loose ball as it is knocked away by St. Viator’s Samantha DeJulio in the first half,

    Images: St. Viator vs. Buffalo Grove, girls basketball

    The Buffalo Grove High School girls basketball team hosted St. Viator High School on Thursday, Jan. 25, in Buffalo Grove.

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    Wheaton Warrenville South’s Mira Emma (12) drives to the basket against Naperville Central’s Gabi Melby (2).

    Images: Wheaton Warrenville South vs. Naperville Central, girls basketball

    Wheaton Warrenville South hosted Naperville Central for girls basketball action on January 26, 2018, in Wheaton.

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    Baylor guard Kristy Wallace, right, reacts after scoring against Texas, next to guard Alexis Morris duringthe first half of an NCAA college basketball game, Thursday, Jan. 25, 2018, in Waco, Texas. (AP Photo/Rod Aydelotte)

    No. 3 Baylor women win 15th straight, 81-56 over No. 6 Texas

    Kristy Wallace scored a career-high 27 points and No. 3 Baylor won its 15th straight game by overwhelming No. 6 Texas 81-56 in a matchup of the Big 12's top two teams

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    Sacramento Kings guard De'Aaron Fox celebrates after dunking to win an NBA basketball game during the final seconds of the second half against the Miami Heat, Thursday, Jan. 25, 2018, in Miami. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)

    Kings close with a flourish, top Heat 89-88

    Kings win in Miami for the first time since 2001, with De'Aaron Fox's rebound dunk giving Sacramento an 89-88 victory

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    Wild start, one-sided finish in Libertyville’s favor

    Visiting Libertyville got an unbelievable win to start the meet at 220 pounds, and the Wildcats wrestling team never looked back in this North Suburban Conference dual meet at Lake Zurich on Thursday night.

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    Tori Henning

    Aurora Christian’s Henning joins 1,000 club

    Aurora Christian’s Tori Henning scored her 1,000th career point Thursday night in the Eagles’ 54-17 girls basketball win over Alden-Hebron.

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    Top 25 Capsules

    Top 25 Capsules

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    Glenbard South falters against Trinity

    Trinity defeated Glenbard South in a nonconference girls basketball game.

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    Round Lake rolls past LFA

    Emily Etherington scored 12 points, Kiara Billups added 10, and Round Lake’s girls basketball team defeated host Lake Forest Academy 48-21 in nonconference action Thursday night.

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    Wheaton Warrenville South celebrate defeating Wheaton North 34-32 during varsity boys basketball at North on Tuesday, Jan. 23, 2018.

    In league with title races

    As we head into the homestretch of the conference basketball season, it’s a good time to think about what the next few weeks — and next year — could bring.

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    No. 14 Maryland women hold off Northwestern 68-65

    Kaila Charles tossed in 17 points and Brianna Fraser scored nine of her 13 points in the fourth quarter to help No. 14 Maryland hold off Northwestern 68-65

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    Tampa Bay Lightning's Yanni Gourde, right, celebrates after scoring a goal against Philadelphia Flyers goaltender Michal Neuvirth, left, during the second period of an NHL hockey game Thursday, Jan. 25, 2018, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Derik Hamilton)

    Lightning score 3 times in 2nd period, top Flyers 5-1

    Brayden Point, Yanni Gourde and Ryan Callahan all scored goals to lead Tampa Bay to a 5-1 win over the Philadelphia Flyers and help the Lightning head into the All-Star break with the best record in the NHL

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    Phillip Daniels closes in for a sack of Detroit Lions quarterback Joey Harrington in the fall of 2002.

    Daniels clan finally looking forward to a Super Bowl

    Phillip Daniels, a former Bear and Vernon Hills resident, is eager to finally take part in a Super Bowl as a defensive line coach for the Philadephia Eagles.

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    Nashville Predators players celebrate a goal by defenseman P.K. Subban (76) during the second period of an NHL hockey game against the New Jersey Devils, Thursday, Jan. 25, 2018, in Newark, N.J. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)

    Subban, Rinne lead Predators over Devils 3-0

    All-Star defenseman P.K. Subban scored in his third straight game and Pekka Rinne made 23 saves in posting his fourth shutout in leading the streaking Nashville Predators to a 3-0 victory over the slumping New Jersey Devils on Thursday night

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    BC-BKC--E. Illinois-Belmont Box

    BC-BKC--E. Illinois-Belmont Box BELMONT 81, E. ILLINOIS 59E. ILLINOIS (7-13) Dama 4-6 0-1 8, Smith 7-12 0-1 16, Goodwin 2-10 2-2 7, Starks 2-4 0-0 4, Crossland 1-5 0-0 2, Jones 1-3 0-0 3, Diallo 0-1 0-0 0, Wilson 0-0 0-0 0, Price 4-5 4-4 12, Koch 0-1 0-0 0, Green 3-5 0-0 7. Totals 24-52 6-8 59. BELMONT (16-6) Egekeze 6-8 0-1 13, Adelsperger 0-0 2-3 2, Luke 2-2 0-0 6, McClain 2-5 2-2 8, Windler 10-18 6-6 28, Hadden 5-16 6-6 17, Sampson 0-0 0-0 0, Benkert 0-1 1-2 1, Hopkins 2-4 0-0 6. Totals 27-54 17-20 81. Halftime_Belmont 51-28. 3-Point Goals_E. Illinois 5-19 (Smith 2-6, Jones 1-3, Green 1-3, Goodwin 1-5, Koch 0-1, Crossland 0-1), Belmont 10-28 (Luke 2-2, McClain 2-4, Hopkins 2-4, Windler 2-6, Egekeze 1-3, Hadden 1-8, Benkert 0-1). Fouled Out_Diallo. Rebounds_E. Illinois 24 (Smith 6), Belmont 32 (Hadden 8). Assists_E. Illinois 10 (Jones, Diallo, Goodwin, Dama 2), Belmont 16 (Luke 7). Total Fouls_E. Illinois 20, Belmont 13. A_1,954 (5,085).

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    BC-BKC--E. Illinois-Belmont Long Box

    BC-BKC--E. Illinois-Belmont Long Box BELMONT 81, E. ILLINOIS 59FGFTRebE. ILLINOISMinM-AM-AO-TAPFPTSDama234-60-11-3248Goodwin282-102-20-2207Smith297-120-10-60116Crossland161-50-01-2012Starks122-40-00-0014Jones301-30-00-4213Koch220-10-00-0140Price164-54-42-30212Diallo110-10-01-3250Green103-50-00-1017Wilson30-00-00-0100Totals20024-526-85-24102059 Percentages: FG .462, FT .750. 3-Point Goals: 5-19, .263 (Smith 2-6, Green 1-3, Jones 1-3, Goodwin 1-5, Crossland 0-1, Koch 0-1). Team Rebounds: 1. Team Turnovers: 16 (4 PTS). Blocked Shots: 2 (Jones 2). Turnovers: 16 (Dama 4, Crossland 3, Goodwin 2, Price 2, Starks 2, Diallo, Koch, Smith). Steals: 6 (Smith 2, Crossland, Dama, Goodwin, Price). Technical Fouls: None. FGFTRebBELMONTMinM-AM-AO-TAPFPTSEgekeze326-80-11-71113Adelsperger60-02-31-3122Luke312-20-00-2726McClain302-52-22-3118Windler3610-186-62-73128Hadden265-166-63-81117Hopkins182-40-00-1126Sampson130-00-00-0010Benkert80-11-20-1121Totals20027-5417-209-32161381 Percentages: FG .500, FT .850. 3-Point Goals: 10-28, .357 (Luke 2-2, Hopkins 2-4, McClain 2-4, Windler 2-6, Egekeze 1-3, Hadden 1-8, Benkert 0-1). Team Rebounds: 1. Team Turnovers: 11 (25 PTS). Blocked Shots: 1 (Windler). Turnovers: 11 (Hadden 3, Windler 3, Adelsperger 2, Luke 2, McClain). Steals: 5 (Hopkins 2, Luke 2, Egekeze). Technical Fouls: None. E. Illinois2831-59Belmont5130-81 A_1,954 (5,085).

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    Tennessee guard Anastasia Hayes (1) shoots against Tennessee during an NCAA college basketball game Thursday, Jan. 25, 2018, in Knoxville, Tenn. (Brianna Paciorka/Knoxville News Sentinel via AP)

    Davis helps No. 10 Lady Vols outlast Ole Miss 75-66

    Davis matches career high with 18 points as No. 10 Lady Vols outlast Ole Miss 75-66

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    Gustafson scores 29, Iowa women top No. 12 Ohio State 103-89

    Iowa's Megan Gustafson scored 29 points, winning a shootout with Ohio State's Kelsey Mitchell, and the Hawkeyes ended a three-game losing streak with a 103-89 win over the No. 12 Buckeyes, who have now lost three straight

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    Windler, Hadden lead Belmont over E. Illinois 81-59

    Dylan Windler scored 19 of his 28 points in the first half, Tyler Hadden added a career-high 17 points, and Belmont never trailed in beating Eastern Illinois 81-59 to win its fifth straight

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    College Basketball Scores

    Thursday, Jan. 25EAST CCSU 80, Bryant 74 Coll. of Charleston 62, Delaware 54 Drexel 83, Elon 79 Monmouth (NJ) 67, Siena 56 Northeastern 81, Hofstra 67 Quinnipiac 85, Marist 77 St. Francis Brooklyn 76, Fairleigh Dickinson 70 Towson 96, William & Mary 82, OT UConn 63, SMU 52 SOUTH Appalachian St. 72, UALR 67, OT Belmont 81, E. Illinois 59 Coastal Carolina 62, Arkansas St. 47 Georgia St. 81, Texas-Arlington 75 Middle Tennessee 75, UTSA 51 Murray St. 87, Morehead St. 81 Texas State 62, Georgia Southern 61 UNC-Wilmington 71, James Madison 68 W. Carolina 108, Southern Wesleyan 48 MIDWEST Green Bay 66, Cleveland St. 44 N. Dakota St. 73, Nebraska-Omaha 58 Purdue 92, Michigan 88 SOUTHWEST Rice 73, FIU 64 ___

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    Museum changes name of Patriots Gallery to Eagles Gallery

    A Philadelphia museum dedicated to America's revolutionary patriots is temporarily renaming its biggest gallery in honor of the city's Super Bowl-bound football team

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    Tim Duncan settles lawsuit against ex-financial adviser

    Retired San Antonio Spurs star Tim Duncan has agreed to accept a $7.5 million to settle his lawsuits against a former financial adviser he accused of bilking him out of more than $20 million

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    Notre Dame's Jessica Shepard, right, shoots as Pittsburgh's Alayna Gribble defends during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game, Thursday, Jan. 25, 2018, in Pittsburgh. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic)

    Shepard leads Notre Dame women over Pitt

    Notre Dame forward Jessica Shepard had her best performance of the season, scoring 28 points as the Fighting Irish ground down Pittsburgh, 87-53

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    In advance of this weekend’s SoxFest, pitching prospect Alec Hansen calls season ticket holders Thursday at Guaranteed Rate Field.

    White Sox pitching prospect Alec Hansen wants to be best of best

    Top pitching prospect Alec Hansen is in town for SoxFest this weekend. Hansen is expected to open the upcoming season at Class AA Birmingham, but he has the talent to join the White Sox later in the year.

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    Wilson leads No. 9 Gamecocks to 90-42 win over Razorbacks

    A'ja Wilson had 27 points, 13 rebounds and seven blocks in her return to the starting lineup as No. 9 South Carolina ran past Arkansas 90-42 on Thursday night

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    Michigan women's soccer coach Greg Ryan won't return

    Michigan has announced that women's soccer coach Greg Ryan will not return next season

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    St. Francis Brooklyn holds off Fairleigh Dickinson 76-70

    Rasheem Dunn scored 18 points with six rebounds and six assists, Chauncey Hawkins added 16 points with three assists and St. Francis Brooklyn held off Fairleigh Dickinson 76-70, winning its third straight

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    Georgia forward Mackenzie Engram (33) and guard Haley Clark (12) compete with Missouri guard Jordan Chavis for possession of the ball during an NCAA college basketball game in Athens, Ga., Thursday, Jan. 25, 2018. (Joshua L. Jones/Athens Banner-Herald via AP)

    Robinson powers No. 21 Lady Dogs past No. 11 Missouri

    Caliya Robinson's double-double helps No. 21 Georgia celebrate first Top 25 ranking in 3 years with 62-50 win over No. 11 Missouri

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    Brown in rare club as No. 18 Duke women defeat BC 75-50.

    Lexie Brown tied a school record with 14 points in the first quarter when she joined an exclusive club and finished with 19 points to lead No. 18 Duke to a 75-50 win over Boston College

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    Ex-NY Giants player sent to prison for $1.6M fraud case

    A former professional football player has been sentenced to two years in federal prison and ordered to repay nearly $1.6 million in bogus worker's compensation claims

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    Chicago Bulls' Kris Dunn, right, drives past Milwaukee Bucks' DeAndre Liggins during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Tuesday, Dec. 26, 2017, in Milwaukee. (AP Photo/Jeffrey Phelps)

    How can Chicago Bulls cope with extended absence of Dunn?

    Point guard Kris Dunn has arguably been the Bulls’ best player since the turnaround began on Dec. 8. Now that he’s sidelined indefinitely with a concussion, the Bulls need to find other means of finishing games.

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    Golden State Warriors forward Kevin Durant, right, drives the ball against New York Knicks center Joakim Noah during the second half of an NBA basketball game Tuesday, Jan. 23, 2018, in Oakland, Calif. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)

    Durant fined $15,000 for criticism of referee

    Kevin Durant was fined $15,000 by the NBA for his comments about referee James Williams

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    FILE- In this Jan. 27, 2017, file photo, Al Michaels arrives at the The NHL100 Gala held at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles. Michaels is set to join Pat Summerall as the only play-by-play announcers to call at least 10 Super Bowls when he works next weekend's game in Minneapolis between New England and Philadelphia. (Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP, File)

    NBC's Al Michaels prepares for 10th Super Bowl broadcast

    Al Michaels has a similar level of anticipation heading into his 10th Super Bowl broadcast as he had the first time he worked the biggest stage on television 30 years ago

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    This undated photo provided by Kaufman County Sheriff's Office shows Jacob Fisher. Authorities in suburban Dallas have arrested three high school soccer players, including Fisher, on sexual assault charges stemming from hazing allegations that date back several years. Fisher, 18, was charged as an adult. (Kaufman County Sheriff's Office via AP)

    Texas high school athletes arrested on sex assault charges

    Authorities in suburban Dallas have arrested three high school soccer players on sexual assault charges stemming from hazing allegations that date back several years

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    Rolling Meadows’ Michael Womeldorf battles Marmion Brad Gross during the state quarterfinals last year. The Mustangs host the Mid-Suburban League tournament on Saturday, and Womeldorf is one of the top competitors at 152 pounds.

    Scouting the MSL and ESCC tournaments

    Here’s what to expect from this weekend’s high school wrestling tournaments in the Mid-Suburban League and East Suburban Catholic Conference.

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    Baseball Hall of Fame inductees, from left, Vladimir Guerrero, Trevor Hoffman, Chipper Jones and Jim Thome, pose during news conference, Thursday, Jan. 25, 2018, in New York. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)

    Lack of rings stings for new Hall of Famers

    Chipper Jones, Jim Thome, Vladimir Guerrero and Trevor Hoffman combined for 75 major league seasons and 29 All-Star selections yet just one championship, earned by Jones when his 1995 Atlanta Braves defeated Thome's Cleveland Indians in six games

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    FC Barcelona's Lionel Messi, right, duels for the ball against Espanyol's Mario Hermoso during the Spanish Copa del Rey, quarter final, second leg, soccer match between FC Barcelona and Espanyol at the Camp Nou stadium in Barcelona, Spain, Thursday, Jan. 25, 2018. (AP Photo/Manu Fernandez)

    Messi and Suarez strike again as Barcelona advances in Copa

    Goals from Lionel Messi and Luis Suarez guided Barcelona to a 2-0 victory over city rival Espanyol and a place in the Copa del Rey semifinals on Thursday

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    Seattle Mariners general manager Jerry Dipoto speaks Thursday, Jan. 25, 2018, in Seattle, during the Mariners annual media briefing before the start of spring training baseball. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)

    Focus on rotation as Mariners head into spring training

    Seattle Mariners general manager Jerry Dipoto has placed a heavy burden on Felix Hernandez

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    Cleveland Cavaliers forward Kevin Love (0) reacts after he was called for a personal foul against San Antonio Spurs forward LaMarcus Aldridge (12) during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Tuesday, Jan. 23, 2018, in San Antonio. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)

    Love back at power forward as chaotic Cavs tweak lineup

    Cavs coach Tyronn Lue tweaks lineup in hopes of stirring team from midseason slump

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    Alabama hires Karl Scott, Josh Gattis as assistants

    Alabama has hired Karl Scott as secondary coach and Josh Gattis to work with wide receivers

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    NCAA denies South Carolina's waiver to let Cooper play

    South Carolina's waiver to have transfer Te'a Cooper play this season was denied by the NCAA

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    Willowbrook beat one tough opponent on Tuesday in Larkin, but it still has Proviso East and West Aurora to play this weekend.

    Willowbrook’s challenging week off to promising start

    Boys basketball: Willowbrook’s challenging week gets off to a great start.

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    Arkansas to play spring game in Little Rock

    Arkansas will play its annual spring football game in Little Rock, athletic director Hunter Yurachek announced on Thursday

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    College Basketball Schedule

    All Times ESTFriday, Jan. 26EAST Wagner at St. Francis (Pa.), 5 p.m. Dartmouth at Brown, 7 p.m. Harvard at Yale, 7 p.m. Sacred Heart at Robert Morris, 7 p.m. St. Peter's at Rider, 7 p.m. SOUTH Oakland at N. Kentucky, 9 p.m. MIDWEST Buffalo at Ohio, 6:30 p.m. Detroit at Wright St., 7 p.m. Wisconsin at Michigan St., 8 p.m. FAR WEST CS Bakersfield at Seattle, 10 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 27EAST Duquesne at Rhode Island, Noon Fairleigh Dickinson at Bryant, 1 p.m. Fairfield vs. Quinnipiac at Uniondale, N.Y., 1 p.m. Maine at UMBC, 1 p.m. Elon at Towson, 2 p.m. American U. at Colgate, 2 p.m. Northeastern at Drexel, 2 p.m. UMass at Fordham, 2 p.m. Lafayette at Holy Cross, 2:05 p.m. Army at Loyola (Md.), 4 p.m. St. Francis Brooklyn at Mount St. Mary's, 4 p.m. Savannah St. at Delaware St., 4 p.m. Howard at Md.-Eastern Shore, 4 p.m. Columbia at Cornell, 4 p.m. Monmouth (NJ) vs. Marist at Uniondale, N.Y., 4 p.m. Lipscomb at NJIT, 4 p.m. Syracuse at Pittsburgh, 4 p.m. New Hampshire at Binghamton, 4 p.m. Rutgers at Penn St., 4 p.m. CCSU at LIU Brooklyn, 4:30 p.m. Hartford at Mass.-Lowell, 5 p.m. Harvard at Brown, 6 p.m. Niagara at Canisius, 7 p.m. Kentucky at West Virginia, 7 p.m. Navy at Lehigh, 7 p.m. Saint Joseph's at Penn, 7 p.m. Hofstra at Delaware, 7 p.m. Dartmouth at Yale, 7 p.m. Albany (NY) at Stony Brook, 7 p.m. Manhattan vs. Iona at Uniondale, N.Y., 7 p.m. SOUTH NC State at North Carolina, Noon Baylor at Florida, Noon Texas Tech at South Carolina, Noon Campbell at Winthrop, 2 p.m. Virginia at Duke, 2 p.m. VCU at George Mason, 2 p.m. Kennesaw St. at SC-Upstate, 2 p.m. Charleston Southern at Radford, 2 p.m. Oklahoma at Alabama, 2:15 p.m. Texas State at Georgia St., 2:15 p.m. South Alabama at Louisiana-Monroe, 3 p.m. James Madison at Coll. of Charleston, 3 p.m. Troy at Louisiana-Lafayette, 3 p.m. Longwood at Gardner-Webb, 3 p.m. UALR at Coastal Carolina, 3:30 p.m. Arkansas St. at Appalachian St., 3:30 p.m. Liberty at Presbyterian, 4 p.m. The Citadel at Mercer, 4 p.m. SC State at Coppin St., 4 p.m. North Florida at Stetson, 4 p.m. NC Central at NC A&T, 4 p.m. Cent. Arkansas at Northwestern St., 4 p.m. Miami at Florida St., 4 p.m. W. Carolina at Furman, 4 p.m. TCU at Vanderbilt, 4 p.m. High Point at UNC-Asheville, 4:30 p.m. VMI at Chattanooga, 5 p.m. Texas-Arlington at Georgia Southern, 5 p.m. Jackson St. at MVSU, 5 p.m. Prairie View at Alabama St., 6 p.m. LSU at Auburn, 6 p.m. Cincinnati at Memphis, 6 p.m. SIU-Edwardsville at Belmont, 6 p.m. Florida A&M at Hampton, 6 p.m. Bethune-Cookman at Norfolk St., 6:30 p.m. Alcorn St. at Southern U., 6:30 p.m. Old Dominion at Charlotte, 7 p.m. Jacksonville at Florida Gulf Coast, 7 p.m. Texas Southern at Alabama A&M, 7 p.m. Marshall at W. Kentucky, 7 p.m. William & Mary at UNC-Wilmington, 7 p.m. ETSU at Wofford, 7 p.m. UTEP at Middle Tennessee, 7 p.m. Southern Miss. at Louisiana Tech, 7 p.m. SE Louisiana at Nicholls, 7:30 p.m. Morehead St. at Austin Peay, 8 p.m.

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    Washington St LB Pelluer gets another year of eligibility

    Washington State linebacker Peyton Pelluer has been granted a sixth year of eligibility by the NCAA

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    FILE - In this Aug. 14, 2017, file photo, Detroit Tigers starting pitcher Michael Fulmer throws to the Texas Rangers in the first inning of a baseball game in Arlington, Texas. Tigers general manager Al Avila says right-hander Michael Fulmer and designated hitter Victor Martinez are expected to be at full strength at spring training. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez, File)

    Gardenhire: Rebuilding Tigers will 'prepare to beat people'

    Amid tempered expectations, manager Ron Gardenhire says Tigers will still 'prepare to beat people'

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    FILE- In this Dec. 6, 2015, file photo, New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady (12) scrambles away from Philadelphia Eagles defensive end Fletcher Cox (91) during the first half of an NFL football in Foxborough, Mass. Cox, Malcolm Jenkins, Brandon Graham, Vinny Curry, Mychal Kendricks and Beau Allen are six key defensive players left from an Eagles team that beat Tom Brady and the Patriots 35-28 in Foxborough in December 2015 (AP Photo/Steven Senne, File)

    Beating Patriots, Brady 2 years ago gives Eagles confidence

    The Eagles needed touchdowns on a blocked punt, interception return and punt return to beat the New England Patriots the last time the teams met in 2015

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    AFC linebacker C.J. Mosley, of the Baltimore Ravens, plays a game with teammates during Pro Bowl NFL football practice, Wednesday, Jan. 24, 2018 in Kissimmee, Fla. (AP Photo/Doug Benc)

    Pro Bowl becomes gathering place for the brokenhearted

    The Pro Bowl has become a gathering spot for the brokenhearted, a place to laugh, smile and joke through lingering disappointment

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    Good fishing spots not easy to enjoy when poachers take over

    There’s plenty of good fishing on the Fox River and places like Bluff Lake, says outdoors columnist Mike Jackson. Unfortunately, there are also poachers as well.

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    Chicagoland Fishing, Travel & Outdoor Expo facts and details
    Here’s what you need to know for this weekend’s outdoors expo in Schaumburg, the Chicagoland Fishing, Travel & Outdoor Expo through Sunday at the Schaumburg Convention Center.

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    Chicago Bulls guard Justin Holiday says Fred Hoiberg has helped him grow at a player.

    Holiday: Credit Hoiberg for helping young Bulls build confidence

    Justin Holiday believes Fred Hoiberg and the Chicago Bulls coaching staff deserve credit for having two players, Lauri Markkanen and Kris Dunn, selected to the NBA’s Rising Stars game on all-star weekend.

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    Baseball Hall of Fame inductee Vladimir Guerrero speaks during news conference Thursday, Jan. 25, 2018, in New York. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)

    Hat's off to Vlad: Guerrero 1st to wear Angels cap into Hall

    Vladimir Guerrero will become the first player to wear an Angels hat on his Hall of Fame plaque

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    Gronk sits, Brady limited as Patriots return to practice

    Gronkowski sits, Brady a limited participant as Patriots begin Super Bowl practice

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    FILE - In this Sunday, Jan. 21, 2018, file photo, New England Patriots linebacker James Harrison (92) pushes Jacksonville Jaguars wide receiver Allen Hurns (88) out of bounds during the first half of the AFC championship NFL football game in Foxborough, Mass. Harrison has six tackles and a quarterback hit in the Patriots' two postseason wins. (AP Photo/Steven Senne, File)

    Harrison thriving in his new role with the Patriots

    Deebo's back: Patriots' Harrison in line for 3rd Super Bowl ring after sudden exit from Steelers

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    FILE - This is a 2017 photo of Marlon Humphrey of the Baltimore Ravens NFL football team. Humphrey has been arrested on a charge of stealing a phone charging cord from an Uber driver. Court records show the former Alabama player was arrested Thursday, Jan. 25, 2018, on a third-degree robbery charge in Tuscaloosa, Ala. The 21-year-old Humphrey is free on bond after being held briefly. (AP Photo/File)

    Ravens player Humphrey accused of stealing $15 phone charger

    Baltimore Ravens cornerback Marlon Humphrey arrested, accused of stealing phone charger from Uber driver in Alabama

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    Ex-youth player for US called up by Mexico for exhibition

    Jonathan Gonzalez, former youth player for US, called up by Mexico for World Cup exhibition

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    Southampton signs Argentine striker Carrillo from Monaco

    Southampton has strengthened its striking options by signing Guido Carrillo from Monaco

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    Louisville's Myisha Hines-Allen (2) drives to the basket as Miami's Erykah Davenport (30) defends during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game, Thursday, Jan. 25, 2018, in Coral Gables, Fla. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)

    Hines-Allen leads No. 4 Louisville past Miami 84-74

    Myisha Hines-Allen has 26 points, 11 rebounds to help No. 4 Louisville beat Miami 84-74

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    FILE - In this Tuesday, Jan. 23, 2018, file photo, South Squad defensive end Marcus Davenport, of UTSA, runs drills during the South's practice in Mobile, Ala., for Saturday's Senior Bowl NCAA college football game. The 6-foot-6, 259-pounder is one of the top NFL prospects at the Senior Bowl this week, rated as a potential first-rounder and maybe even a Top 10 pick. (AP Photo/Butch Dill)

    UTSA defensive end Davenport gains weight, NFL interest

    Marcus Davenport didn't arrive at UTSA as a bigtime prospect, or even a particularly big one

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    Cubs invite Gimenez, 18 other players to major league camp

    The Chicago Cubs have invited veteran catcher Chris Gimenez and 18 other non-roster players to their major league spring training camp

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    FILE - In this Tuesday, Oct. 31, 2017 file photo, Manchester United coach Jose Mourinho looks on during their Champions League group A soccer match against Benfica, at Old Trafford, in Manchester, England. Jose Mourinho has extended his contract at Manchester United, tying him to the Premier League club until at least 2020. United announced the new deal for its manager on Thursday, Jan. 25, 2018. (AP Photo/Dave Thompson, file)

    Jose Mourinho extends contract at United until at least 2020

    Jose Mourinho has extended his contract at Manchester United and is now tied to the Premier League club until at least 2020

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    9 finalists chosen for NFL's safety/performance competition

    Nine finalists have been chosen by the NFL, the Mayo Clinic and Comcast NBCUniversal in the league's annual startup competition to spur novel advancements in athletes' safety and performance

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    Washington State women's basketball coach on medical leave

    Washington State women's basketball coach June Daugherty is taking an indefinite medical leave of absence

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    Redskins re-sign MLB Mason Foster; finished season on IR

    Middle linebacker Mason Foster has re-signed with the Washington Redskins

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    Super Bowl coin toss salute for Medal of Honor recipients

    NFL will salute 15 recipients of Medal of Honor at Super Bowl coin toss

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    FILE - In this Saturday, Jan. 13, 2018 file photo, Morocco's team celebrates after scoring against Mauritania during the CHAN (African Nations Championship) opening group A soccer match in Casablanca, Morocco. Morocco is focusing on presenting a clean bid for the 2026 World Cup against North America. The country is saddled by its own baggage: bribery allegations against past World Cup bids that were leveled by U.S. prosecutors in the sprawling investigation into soccer corruption. “We do not have anything to do with the past as Morocco,” 2026 bid chief executive Hicham El Amrani said in an interview with The Associated Press on Thursday, Jan. 25, 2018. “Do not make me comment on past bids for which we were not part of. Our bid is clean and will be compliant and this is what counts.” (AP Photo/Abdeljalil Bounhar, file)

    Morocco vows 'clean' World Cup bid that won't exploit Trump

    Instead of trying to exploit Donald Trump's fiery rhetoric, Morocco is publicly focusing on presenting a clean bid for the 2026 World Cup against North America

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    Ana Martinez gives a patient a flu shot Jan. 11 in Seattle.

    Editorial: Did the caregiver get a flu shot? You have to ask

    Given how dangerous flu can be for older, frail people, you want caregivers to get vaccinated, but there’s no requirement they do so. Until Illinois addresses that lapse, it’s important that you ask, a Daily Herald editorial says.

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    Slusher: The suburban angle on silverfin

    Columnist Jim Slusher: The status of Lake Michigan is not a peculiarly suburban story, but the Lake Michigan story is certainly an important one here.

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    Question for #NeverTrumpers: What to make of president’s successes?

    Columnist Byron York: The start of President Trump’s second year in office has given Republicans and conservatives an opportunity to review a solid list of achievements: corporate and individual tax cuts; economic growth; wage growth; a conservative Supreme Court justice; a record number of circuit court confirmations; deregulation; the defeat of ISIS and more.

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    Pro-life march in city deserved coverage
    A Palatine letter to the editor: On Sunday, Jan. 14, I joined with about 9,000 individuals to show our support for the right to life.

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    They all share blame
    A Lake Zurich letter to the editor: It’s a government shutdown. Not the presidential shutdown, Not the Schumer shutdown, Not the Democratic shutdown or the Republican shutdown. It is the government shutdown. They all share the blame equally.

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    Oppose big merer
    A Glen Ellyn letter to the editor: The Justice Department is right to oppose the merger of Time-Warner and AT&T.

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    Marching for rights as U.S. citizens
    A Glen Ellyn letter to the editor: As I stood and looked around at the sea of humanity of which I am a tiny part, it was a beautiful experience and felt just right.

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    Legacy so far is sad
    An Elgin letter to the editor: I don’t understand how Donald Trump and his supporters can brag about the campaign promises he has kept during his first year when their effects will include adding a huge increase to the deficit and trashing the environment.

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    Let’s not shoot ourselves in the foot
    A Wheaton letter to the editor: Our country’s positive economic situation today should mostly be attributed to President Obama’s response to the Great Recession.

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    Compassion for unborn is not form of self-pity
    A Batavia letter to the editor: Do the values expressed by Diana L. Carter on Jan. 15 truly reflect the values of the pro-abortion movement?

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