Daily Archive : Monday January 29, 2018

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    Kansas City Royals' Alcides Escobar, left, holds his jersey next to general manager Dayton Moore after re-signing with the team, during a news conference Monday, Jan. 29, 2018, at Kauffman Stadium in Kansas City, Mo. (John Sleezer/The Kansas City Star via AP)

    Royals sign SS Escobar to $2.5M, 1-year contract

    The Royals have signed Alcides Escobar to a $2.5 million contract for next season, keeping their longtime shortstop on the roster after reaching free agency this offseason

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    Boston Celtics guard Kyrie Irving, left, drives past Denver Nuggets guard Gary Harris in the first half of an NBA basketball game Monday, Jan. 29, 2018, in Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)

    Irving scores 27 points as Celtics edge Nuggets 111-110

    Kyrie Irving scored 10 of his 27 points in the fourth quarter, Jaylen Brown hit a go-ahead 3-pointer with 34 seconds remaining and the struggling Boston Celtics edged the Denver Nuggets 111-110

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    Miami Heat center Hassan Whiteside, left, and Dallas Mavericks guard Wesley Matthews (23) slam into the scorer's table while chasing after the ball in the first half of an NBA basketball game Monday, Jan. 29, 2018, in Dallas. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)

    Heat complete another season sweep of Mavs with 95-88 win

    Hassan Whiteside had 25 points and 14 rebounds as the Miami Heat completed a season sweep of the Dallas Mavericks with a 95-88 victory

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    Girls bowling scoreboard: Monday, Jan. 29 results
    High school girls bowling results from contests of Monday, Jan. 29.

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    Girls gymnastics scoreboard: Monday, Jan. 29 results
    High school girls gymnastics results from contests of Monday, Jan. 29.

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    Girls basketball scoreboard: Monday, Jan. 29 results
    High school girls basketball results from games of Monday, Jan. 29.

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    Boys basketball scoreboard: Monday, Jan. 29 results
    High school boys basketball results from games of Monday, Jan. 29.

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    Nonconference win for McCarthy, Vernon Hills

    Mekhi McCarthy scored 13 points to lead three players in double figures, as Vernon Hills defeated visiting Chicago Lake View 51-39 in nonconference boys basketball action Monday night.

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    Glenbard East’s Kelsey Donovan on the beam during the Glenbard East girls gymnastics regional on Monday, Jan. 29, 2018.

    Glenbard East beats St. Charles co-op again

    Glenbard East won the Glenbard East girls gymnastics regional. St. Charles co-op placed second.

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    Maine West perfectly effective again

    Going up against Class 4A No. 10-ranked Marist and its 19-4 record, No. 5 Maine West’s girls basketball team looked sharp in its penultimate home game on Monday night in Des Plaines. Once again, the Warriors executed in all phases of the game and posted a convincing 77-50 nonconference triumph over the East Suburban Catholic Conference power.

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    Girls gymnastics: Prairie Ridge in top form at Hersey

    The Prairie Ridge co-op girls gymnastics team swept the top four all-around spots in rolling to the Hersey regional title with a season-high 151.3 in Arlington Heights on Monday.

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    This time around ICCP edges Fenton

    IC Catholic Prep defeated Fenton in a Metro Suburban Conference Blue Division girls basketball game.

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    New England Patriots head coach Bill Belichick and Philadelphia Eagles head coach Doug Pederson shake hands during NFL football Super Bowl 52 Opening Night Monday, Jan. 29, 2018, at the Xcel Center in St. Paul, Minn. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)

    Patriots, Eagles tackle the serious and silly at media night

    Patriots, Eagles take on the serious and the silly subjects, at media night in Minnesota

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    Harrity, Grant show signs of greatness

    Grant’s Mallory Harrity dominating the paint and scored 23 points to lead Grant’s girls basketball to a 55-46 Northern Lake County Conference victory over Lakes on Monday.

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    Carmel’s Kyla Rapplean is greeted by coach Sarah Mikrut Doyle after an uneven parallel bars performance during regional gymnastics action at Wheeling on Monday evening.

    Girls gymnastics: Another regional crown for Carmel

    Carmel Catholic’s girls gymnastics team landed yet another regional title Monday at Wheeling, scoring 144.75 to make it a staggering 16 straight regional crowns for the program.

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    Philadelphia Eagles owner Jeffrey Lurie answers questions during NFL football Super Bowl 52 Opening Night Monday, Jan. 29, 2018, at the Xcel Center in St. Paul, Minn. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)

    The Latest: Eagles owner Lurie winds down by taking in movie

    Philadelphia Eagles owner Jeffrey Lurie spent time at the movies to get away from his own "intensity."

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    Philadelphia Eagles' Carson Wentz talks to reporters during NFL football Super Bowl 52 Opening Night Monday, Jan. 29, 2018, at the Xcel Center in St. Paul, Minn. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)

    Injured Carson Wentz soaks in Super Bowl media night

    Carson Wentz soaks in the experience at Super Bowl media night and supports his teammates

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    Northwestern guard Scottie Lindsey (20) has his shot-attempt blocked by Michigan guard Jordan Poole (2) in the first half of an NCAA college basketball game at Crisler Center in Ann Arbor, Mich., Monday, Jan. 29, 2018. (AP Photo/Tony Ding)

    No. 24 Michigan outlasts Northwestern 58-47

    Charles Matthews scored 14 points, and No. 24 Michigan outlasted Northwestern 58-47

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    Patriots' McCourty expects progress after season of protests

    Patriots safety Devin McCourty encouraged by progress of player-led protests this season

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    Bullman, Drevline boost Grayslake Central

    Kate Bullman and Rosie Drevline each scored 13 points, and Grayslake Central defeated visiting Vernon Hills 45-31 in nonconference girls basketball action Monday night.

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    Indiana Pacers guard Victor Oladipo (4) drives past Charlotte Hornets guard Jeremy Lamb (3) during the second half of an NBA basketball game in Indianapolis, Monday, Jan. 29, 2018. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy)

    Pacers find enough energy late to pull away from Hornets

    Victor Oladipo scored 25 points, Myles Turner added 22 and the Indiana Pacers pulled away late for a 105-96 victory over the Charlotte Hornets

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    Feguson, UIC beat Milwaukee 74-56, win fourth in a row

    Tarkus Ferguson had 19 points, Dikembe Dixson and Godwin Boahen scored 13 apiece, and Illinois-Chicago beat Milwaukee 74-56

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    Bracy, Roncone lead Streamwood to win

    Streamwood and Westminster Christian picked up wins Monday night in Fox Valley area girls basketball action.

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

    BC-BKC--Ill.-Chicago-Milwaukee Box ILL.-CHICAGO 74, MILWAUKEE 56ILL.-CHICAGO (12-11) Dixson 5-13 2-4 13, Blount 2-5 0-0 4, Odiase 1-4 2-2 4, Ottey 3-7 0-1 6, Ferguson 4-10 8-8 19, Diggins 2-4 0-0 6, Robinson 2-2 0-0 4, Boahen 5-7 0-0 13, Matthews 2-5 0-0 5. Totals 26-57 12-15 74. MILWAUKEE (12-13) Nze 4-10 4-9 12, B.Prahl 3-7 2-2 9, Barnes 0-5 2-2 2, Bell 7-14 0-2 17, Stull 2-11 2-2 7, V.Johnson 2-4 0-0 5, A.Prahl 0-0 0-0 0, Warren-Newsome 1-4 0-0 2, Haas 1-2 0-0 2. Totals 20-57 10-17 56. Halftime_Ill.-Chicago 40-31. 3-Point Goals_Ill.-Chicago 10-20 (Boahen 3-4, Ferguson 3-7, Diggins 2-3, Dixson 1-2, Matthews 1-2, Blount 0-2), Milwaukee 6-18 (Bell 3-5, V.Johnson 1-1, B.Prahl 1-2, Stull 1-6, Nze 0-1, Barnes 0-1, Warren-Newsome 0-2). Fouled Out_Odiase. Rebounds_Ill.-Chicago 35 (Blount 10), Milwaukee 35 (Nze 12). Assists_Ill.-Chicago 9 (Ferguson 5), Milwaukee 9 (Bell 3). Total Fouls_Ill.-Chicago 19, Milwaukee 15. A_1,057 (10,783).

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

    BC-BKC--Ill.-Chicago-Milwaukee Long Box ILL.-CHICAGO 74, MILWAUKEE 56FGFTRebILL.-CHICAGOMinM-AM-AO-TAPFPTSBlount252-50-02-10044Dixson285-132-40-20113Odiase201-42-22-4254Ferguson314-108-81-65019Ottey243-70-11-3126Boahen265-70-00-20213Robinson202-20-00-4034Diggins152-40-00-4026Matthews112-50-00-0105Totals20026-5712-156-3591974 Percentages: FG .456, FT .800. 3-Point Goals: 10-20, .500 (Boahen 3-4, Ferguson 3-7, Diggins 2-3, Dixson 1-2, Matthews 1-2, Blount 0-2). Team Rebounds: 2. Team Turnovers: 17 (15 PTS). Blocked Shots: 5 (Odiase 3, Ferguson, Robinson). Turnovers: 17 (Blount 3, Dixson 3, Ferguson 3, Ottey 3, Robinson 2, Diggins, Matthews, Odiase). Steals: 10 (Blount 2, Boahen 2, Dixson 2, Diggins, Ferguson, Odiase, Robinson). Technical Fouls: None. FGFTRebMILWAUKEEMinM-AM-AO-TAPFPTSNze354-104-95-120412B.Prahl273-72-21-3229Barnes190-52-20-3122Bell367-140-20-73217Stull392-112-20-2037Haas151-20-00-2102Warren-Newsome141-40-00-3202V.Johnson142-40-02-3025A.Prahl10-00-00-0000Totals20020-5710-178-3591556 Percentages: FG .351, FT .588. 3-Point Goals: 6-18, .333 (Bell 3-5, V.Johnson 1-1, B.Prahl 1-2, Stull 1-6, Barnes 0-1, Nze 0-1, Warren-Newsome 0-2). Team Rebounds: 2. Team Turnovers: 17 (19 PTS). Blocked Shots: 2 (B.Prahl, Nze). Turnovers: 17 (Barnes 3, Bell 3, Warren-Newsome 3, B.Prahl 2, Haas 2, Nze 2, Stull, V.Johnson). Steals: 5 (B.Prahl 3, Bell, Haas). Technical Fouls: None. Ill.-Chicago4034-74Milwaukee3125-56 A_1,057 (10,783).

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    Atlanta Hawks guard Dennis Schroder (17) drives against Minnesota Timberwolves guard Jeff Teague (0) in the first half of an NBA basketball game Monday, Jan. 29, 2018, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)

    Bazemore's 22 points lead Hawks past Timberwolves 105-100

    Kent Bazemore scored 22 points, including a tiebreaking 3-pointer with 2:09 remaining, and the Atlanta Hawks rallied after trailing by 11 in the third quarter to beat the Minnesota Timberwolves 105-100

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    Central Division forward Patrick Kane, of the Chicago Blackhawks, speaks during media day for the 2018 NHL All Star hockey game Saturday, Jan. 27, 2018, in Tampa, Fla. The game takes place on Sunday. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)

    Chicago Blackhawks’ Kane comes right back to work

    Chicago Blackhawks winger Patrick Kane wasn’t about to take a day off just because he spent the weekend at the All Star Game. “I feel like you’re just sitting around all weekend — waiting for a lot of things,” Kane said after practice Monday.

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    Chicago Bulls guard Zach LaVine (8) goes to the basket past Philadelphia 76ers center Joel Embiid (21) during the first half on an NBA basketball game, Wednesday, Jan. 24, 2018, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Laurence Kesterson)

    Chicago Bulls’ LaVine hits the gym as comeback hits a wall

    After a second straight game where he shot poorly, Chicago Bulls guard Zach LaVine headed into the gym for extra practice. He talked Monday about how he’s feeling eight games into his comeback from knee surgery.

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    Duke's Gary Trent Jr. reacts following a basket against Notre Dame during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game in Durham, N.C., Monday, Jan. 29, 2018. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome)

    Trent, No. 4 Duke bounce back by routing Irish 88-66

    Freshman Gary Trent Jr. had 22 points and tied a season high with 10 rebounds, and No. 4 Duke beat Notre Dame 88-66

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    FILE - In this Feb. 1, 2004, file photo, New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady holds the Vince Lombardi Trophy after the Patriots beat the Carolina Panthers 32-29 in Super Bowl 38 in Houston. The Patriots are 5-2 in Super Bowls with Tom Brady. So when folks wonder why the spread against Philadelphia is between 5 and 6 points, they should consider that the total difference in scoring in those seven games is 12 points: Patriots 169, opponents 157. (AP Photo/Dave Martin, File)

    Brady doesn't want radio host fired for comments on daughter

    Patriots quarterback Tom Brady says he's reconsidering whether to continue a long-running weekly radio appearance after a host made disparaging remarks about his daughter

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    New England Patriots' Danny Amendola answers questions during NFL football Super Bowl 52 Opening Night Monday, Jan. 29, 2018, at the Xcel Center in St. Paul, Minn. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)

    Kraft sees disdain for Patriots, says 'hatred' too strong

    Robert Kraft recognizes how few fans his New England Patriots have outside of their region

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    Packers safeties coach Darren Perry leaves team

    Green Bay safeties coach Darren Perry is leaving the Packers

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    Raiders hire Brian Callahan to coach QBs

    Oakland Raiders hire son of former coach Bill Callahan to serve as quarterbacks coach under Jon Gruden

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    Authorities won't charge Bucks' Brown after Walgreens arrest

    Police officials say they will not seek charges against Milwaukee Bucks rookie Sterling Brown, who was arrested last week during a confrontation in a Walgreens parking lot

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    Chicago Blackhawks goaltender Anton Forsberg (31) deflects a Detroit Red Wings right wing Luke Glendening (41) shot in the second period of an NHL hockey game Thursday, Jan. 25, 2018, in Detroit. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)

    Crawford waiting game continues for Chicago Blackhawks

    The Chicago Blackhawks were hoping Corey Crawford could get back on the ice over the weekend, but that didn’t happen and the timetable for the goalie’s return remains up in the air.

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    Tiger Woods reacts after making a putt on the 12th hole of the South Course at Torrey Pines Golf Course during the third round of the Farmers Insurance Open golf tournament, Saturday, Jan. 27, 2018, in San Diego. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull)

    Rozner: Tiger Woods at Torrey was breathtaking start

    After four back surgeries in three years, including spinal fusion nine months ago, Tiger Woods looked healthy and strong while playing all four rounds at Torrey Pines.

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    Chicago Bulls forward Lauri Markkanen, right, is fouled by Philadelphia 76ers forward Dario Saric (9) during the first half on an NBA basketball game Wednesday, Jan. 24, 2018, in Philadelphia. Markkanen offensive production has dropped from 19.3 points per game to 14.6 with starting point guard Kris Dunn sidelined with a concussion. (AP Photo/Laurence Kesterson)

    Chicago Bulls’ recent slump helps illustrate Dunn’s value

    There was some promising news Monday when it comes to Kris Dunn’s recovery from a concussion, though it’s not clear when he will be back on the court. In the meantime, it’s worth looking at what the Chicago Bulls have missed without Dunn in the lineup.

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    A Chief Wahoo logo is shown on a baseball at the Cleveland Indians team shop, Monday, Jan. 29, 2018, in Cleveland. Divisive and hotly debated, the Chief Wahoo logo is being removed from the Cleveland Indians' uniform next year. The polarizing mascot is coming off the team's jersey sleeves and caps starting in the 2019 season. The Club will still sell merchandise featuring the mascot in Northeast Ohio. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)

    Cleveland Indians dropping Chief Wahoo logo from uniforms

    The Cleveland Indians are dropping the Chief Wahoo logo from their uniforms next year, bowing to years of complaints that the grinning, red-faced caricature used in one version or another since 1947 is racist

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    Brad Childress retires in Chiefs' coaching staff shakeup

    The Chiefs have promoted Mike Kafka to quarterbacks coach and announced the retirement of assistant head coach Brad Childress as part of a series of changes to coach Andy Reid's staff

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    Royals send DH Moss, Buchter to A's for Hahn, Fillmyer

    The Royals acquired right-handers Jesse Hahn and Heath Fillmyer from the Oakland A's on Monday for left-hander Ryan Buchter, designated hitter Brandon Moss and cash considerations

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    Community raises money to send bus driver to Super Bowl

    A New Jersey community has raised enough money to send a beloved school bus driver and die-hard Philadelphia Eagles fan to the Super Bowl

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    Clemson DT Jabril Robinson to transfer

    Clemson defensive tackle Jabril Robinson is leaving the program to play his final season somewhere else

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    US captain Gionta to play AHL game prior to Olympics

    U.S. Olympic men's hockey team captain Brian Gionta is getting a chance to play for his hometown Rochester Americans before heading to South Korea

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    FILE - In this Dec. 11, 2016, file photo, San Diego Chargers coach Mike McCoy argues a call during the first half of the team's NFL football game against the Carolina Panthers in Charlotte, N.C. McCoy has been hired as offensive coordinator by the Arizona Cardinals and Al Holcomb is following new Cardinals coach Steve Wilks from Carolina to be defensive coordinator. (AP Photo/Bob Leverone, File)

    Cardinals OC McCoy ready to adjust at QB, has talked to Fitz

    New Arizona Cardinals offensive coordinator Mike McCoy says he will adjust his system to the abilities of whoever winds up being the team's quarterback

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    Stevenson’s Sophie Sorenson celebrates a point for her team during sate tournament action at Redbird Arena in Normal. Sorenson recently committed to join the lacrosse program at UConn.

    Stevenson’s Sorenson commits to UConn lacrosse

    Stevenson junior Sophie Sorenson, an all-area volleyball player this past fall, announced via twitter that she has made her verbal commitment to the University of Connecticut where she will continue her lacrosse career.

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    FILE - A Saturday, Oct. 15, 2016 file photo of Everton's Gerard Deulofeu during the English Premier League soccer match between Manchester City and Everton at the Etihad Stadium in Manchester, England. Barcelona says Gerard Deulofeu is joining Watford on a loan until the end of the season. Barcelona says the English club will be paying the winger’s salary and a possible add-on of one million euros ($1.2 million). (AP Photo/Rui Vieira, File)

    Barcelona loaning winger Deulofeu to Watford

    Barcelona says Gerard Deulofeu is joining Watford on a loan until the end of the season

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    Makayla Tsagalis

    Hersey’s Tsagalis makes South Dakota a family-friendly choice

    Hersey all-area softball center fielder Makayla Tsagalis has made a verbal commitment to play softball at the University of South Dakota, where her brother Tyler is a quarterback for the football team.

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    Buffalo Bills center Eric Wood addresses the media during a press conference announcing he has been diagnosed with a career ending neck injury, Monday, Jan. 29, 2018, in Orchard Park, N.Y. (AP Photo/Jeffrey T. Barnes)

    AP source: Bills' Wood retirement on hold over bonus issue

    AP source: Bills C Eric Wood's retirement on hold over bonus issue

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    Fernando Alonso, of Spain, signs autographs for fans before the IMSA 24-hour auto race at Daytona International Speedway, Saturday, Jan. 27, 2018, in Daytona Beach, Fla. (AP Photo/John Raoux)

    Column: NASCAR drivers can learn from Alonso's grace

    Column: NASCAR drivers can learn from Alonso's grace

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    Aspas scores twice as Celta defeats Betis in Spanish league

    Celta Vigo stayed within range of the Champions League spots by defeating Real Betis 3-2 at home with two goals by forward Iago Aspas in the Spanish league

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    Steelers sign Ken Griffey Jr.'s son Trey to futures contract

    The Pittsburgh Steelers have signed wide receiver Trey Griffey, son of baseball Hall of Famer Ken Griffey Jr., to a reserve/futures contract

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    FILE =- A Tuesday, Oct. 25, 2016 file photo of Liverpool's Daniel Sturridge, right, celebrating scoring the second goal of the game during the English League Cup soccer match between Liverpool and Tottenham Hotspur at Anfield in Liverpool, England. Liverpool has sent Daniel Sturridge on loan to fellow English Premier League team West Bromwich Albion after the striker dropped out of favor at Anfield. West Brom, which is next to last in the standings, said on Monday, Jan. 29, 2018 that Sturridge has joined until the end of the season. (AP Photo/Dave Thompson, File)

    Liverpool sends out-of-favor Sturridge on loan to West Brom

    Liverpool has sent Daniel Sturridge on loan to fellow EPL team West Bromwich Albion after the striker dropped out of favor at Anfield

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    FILE - A Wednesday, Nov. 15, 2017 file photo of Australia's Tim Cahill greeting the crowd after defeating Honduras during their World Cup soccer playoff deciding match in Sydney, Australia. Tim Cahill signed a short-term deal with English second-tier club Millwall on Monday, Jan 29, 2018, in a move that will help Australia’s all-time record scorer prepare for the World Cup in Russia. (AP Photo/Daniel Munoz, File)

    Cahill to play for Millwall to help prepare for World Cup

    Tim Cahill has signed a short-term deal with English second-tier club Millwall in a move designed to help Australia's all-time record scorer prepare for the World Cup in Russia

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    Bruins rookie relieved, eager to play after heart procedure

    Bruins rookie defenseman Charlie McAvoy relieved and eager to play after heart procedure

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    In this Thursday, Jan. 25, 2018 photo, barricades are viewed near U.S. Bank Stadium in preparation for the NFL Super Bowl football game in Minneapolis. The Philadelphia Eagles play the New England Patriots on Sunday, Feb. 4. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

    Minnesota officials welcome Super Bowl to the 'Bold North'

    Officials with the state of Minnesota, the NFL, the Minnesota Vikings and the Super Bowl host committee are offering a warm welcome to Super Bowl fans

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    Islanders to split games between Nassau Coliseum, Brooklyn

    The New York Islanders will split their regular-season home games between Long Island's Nassau Coliseum and Brooklyn's Barclays Center while a new arena is built at Belmont Park

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    FILE - In this Jan. 26, 2018, Philadelphia Eagles head coach Doug Pederson huddles with the team during practice at the team's NFL football training facility in Philadelphia. Pederson is one win away from bringing Philadelphia the elusive Super Bowl title his mentor couldn't deliver. If the Eagles beat New England on Sunday, Feb. 4 Pederson will hoist the Vince Lombardi Trophy and Philadelphia would celebrate its first NFL title since beating Lombardi's Green Bay Packers in 1960. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)

    Pederson is win away from delivering Philly first Super Bowl

    Doug Pederson is one win away from bringing Philadelphia the elusive Super Bowl title his mentor couldn't deliver

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    BC-BKC--NCAA DI Team Turnover Margin

    National Team Leaders By The Associated Press Turnover Margin Through games of Jan. 28 GOTOTORTOPortland St.214312707.7West Virginia213982487.1St. John's (NY)223882516.2Rhode Island203412245.9Southern Miss.223302075.6Virginia213071945.4SFA214433325.3Savannah St.224093005.0New Mexico223752674.9Georgia St.223502504.5Florida213052124.4FIU223392424.4Old Dominion202922094.2Lamar University223892984.1Michigan233202274.0Montana213572744.0Rutgers233482593.9Kansas St.213132323.9Jackson St.213082273.9Arizona St.213142343.8Cincinnati213412613.8Texas Tech213522743.7Saint Joseph's202581843.7Illinois224003203.6The Citadel203823103.6Northern Ky.223452663.6St. Bonaventure203042333.6Furman223422643.5Arkansas213052313.5Villanova212942223.4

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    New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady, front left, exchanges a high five with head coach Bill Belichick, right, during an NFL football Super Bowl send-off rally, Monday, Jan. 29, 2018, in Foxborough, Mass. The Patriots are to play the Philadelphia Eagles in Super Bowl 52, Sunday, Feb. 4, in Minneapolis. Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski, left, and Jonathan Kraft, president of the Kraft Group, behind center, look on. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)

    Patriots enjoy big Super Bowl experience edge over Eagles

    If playing in a Super Bowl counts for anything, the Patriots have huge edge over Eagles

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    FILE - In this Jan. 27, 1991, file photo, New York Giants quarterback Jeff Hostetler celebrates a second-quarter touchdown against the Buffalo Bills during NFL football's Super Bowl XXV in Tampa, Fla. Hostetler is one of 13 quarterbacks to start in a Super Bowl after not starting the regular season opener for his team. (AP Photo/File)

    Foles follows Hostetler's path from backup to Super Bowl

    Nick Foles heads into the Super Bowl as 14th quarterback to start the Super Bowl after not starting the season opener

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    Iouri Podladtchikov crashes during his second run in the men's superpipe finals at the Winter X Games on Sunday, Jan. 28, 2018, in Aspen, Colo. The Olympic champion snowboarder had to be carted off the course Sunday during the run. (Anna Stonehouse/The Aspen Times via AP)

    I-Pod injury a stark reminder of dangers of halfpipe

    I-Pod injury serves up stark reminder of halfpipe dangers a mere 2 weeks before Olympics

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    David Beckham speaks at an event where it was announced that Major League Soccer is bringing an expansion team to Miami, Monday, Jan. 29, 2018, in Miami. The team is backed by Beckham and a team of investors. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)

    At long last: Beckham's MLS team in Miami is born

    David Beckham finally has his Major League Soccer team in Miami, after years of waiting

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    Switzerland's Roger Federer poses with his trophy, the Norman Brookes Challenge Cup after winning the men's singles final against Croatia's Marin Cilic at the Australian Open tennis championships in Melbourne, Australia, Monday, Jan. 29, 2018. (Fiona Hamilton/Tennis Australia via AP)

    Fendrich on Tennis: Years later, Roger Federer still on top

    Roger Federer used to have a hard time in the early rounds at Grand Slam tournaments

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    Racial comment: College men's tennis player suspended

    Men's tennis player at a North Carolina college suspended for making what on-court rival called a racially offensive comment during their match

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    Hurney, 2 others to interview for Panthers GM job

    The Panthers will interview Marty Hurney, Jimmy Raye III and Lake Dawson for the team's general manager position. Panthers team spokesman Steven Drummond said all three candidates will interview this week

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    From left, Napoli soccer club president Aurelio De Laurentiis, amateur leagues president Cosimo Sibilia and Italian players Association president Damiano Tommasi talk during an assembly of the Italian soccer federation (FIGC) in Rome, Monday, Jan. 29, 2018. Already in serious crisis following the Azzurri's failure to qualify for the World Cup, the Italian football federation is facing emergency measures after three failed votes to elect a new president. The Italian Olympic Committee, which oversees all sports in Italy, will likely impose an emergency leader for the federation. (Ettore Ferrari/ANSA via AP)

    After failed election, Italian FA faces emergency measures

    Already in serious crisis following the Azzurri's failure to qualify for the World Cup, the Italian football federation is facing emergency measures following four failed votes to elect a new president

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    New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady, center left, tosses a microphone after addressing a crowd during an NFL football Super Bowl send-off rally, Monday, Jan. 29, 2018, in Foxborough, Mass., as free safety Devin McCourty, left, tight end Rob Gronkowski, center right, and wide receiver Danny Amendola, right, look on. The Patriots are to play the Philadelphia Eagles in Super Bowl 52, Sunday, Feb. 4, in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)

    Thousands of fans give Patriots a super sendoff

    Thousands of New England Patriots fans have given their heroes a rousing send-off before the team headed to Minnesota to play the Philadelphia Eagles in the Super Bowl

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    Olympian Adam Rippon has 'no interest' in fight with Pence

    Figure skater Adam Rippon says he has no interest in 'picking a fight' with Pence

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    Driver Jamie Greubel, of the United States, smiles after a first-place win in the women's two-person bobsled World Cup race on Friday, Dec. 16, 2016, in Lake Placid, N.Y. Greubel Poser drives a bobsled for the United States. Her husband competes for Germany. And her sister hails from South Korea. That all intersects at the Pyeongchang Olympics. (AP Photo/Hans Pennink)

    A global tale: Greubel Poser's Olympic story like none other

    Bobsledder Jamie Greubel Poser has a Korean sister, a German husband and an All-American quest to win Olympic gold.

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    Connecticut head coach Geno Auriemma yells to his team during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game against Tulane Saturday, Jan. 27, 2018, in Storrs, Conn. UConn won, 98-45. (AP Photo/Stephen Dunn)

    UConn still leads way in AP women's basketball poll

    UConn continues to lead the way in The Associated Press women's basketball poll

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    FILE - This June 26, 2015, file photo, shows the Cleveland Indians logo on a jersey during a baseball game against the Baltimore Orioles in Baltimore. Indians are taking the divisive Chief Wahoo logo off their uniforms and caps, starting in 2019. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, File)

    Cleveland Indians removing Chief Wahoo logo from uniforms

    Divisive and hotly debated, the Chief Wahoo logo is being removed from the Cleveland Indians’ uniform next year.

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    Lyon boss facing sanctions over comments on league rivals

    Lyon president Jean-Michel Aulas is facing sanctions from French football authorities for his defamatory comments about rivals

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    FILE - In this file photo dated Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2017, Athletic Bilbao's Aymeric Laporte in action during Copa del Rey, 16 round, against FC Barcelona at the Camp Nou in Barcelona, Spain. 23-year-old Athletic Bilbao says defender Frenchman Aymeric Laporte is reported Monday Jan. 29, 2018, to have paid his buyout clause, looks set to leave the club, opening the way for a transfer to Manchester City. (AP Photo/Manu Fernandez, FILE)

    Athletic Bilbao says Laporte is leaving the Spanish club

    Athletic Bilbao says defender Aymeric Laporte has paid his buyout clause and is leaving the club, opening the way for a transfer to Manchester City

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    FILE - In a Thursday, Jan. 11, 2018 file photo, United States' Steven Nyman competes during an alpine ski, men's World Cup downhill training, in Wengen, Switzerland. U.S. Ski and Snowboard said Monday, Jan. 29 that three-time Olympian Steven Nyman will miss the Pyeonchang Games after tearing a ligament in his right knee. (AP Photo/Alessandro Trovati, File)

    US downhiller Steven Nyman to miss Olympics with knee injury

    US downhiller Steven Nyman to miss Olympics because of torn knee ligament

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    Russia says banned athlete accredited as Olympic coach

    The Russian Olympic Committee says an athlete banned for doping has been accredited as a coach for next month's Olympics in Pyeongchang

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    FILE- In this Saturday, Jan. 20, 2018, file photo, Italy's Carolina Kostner performs in the ladies free skating event at the European figure skating championships in Moscow, Russia. Figure skating is a young woman’s game, but that doesn’t bother Carolina Kostner. The Italian skater and five-time European champion will turn 31 the day before the opening ceremony in Pyeongchang next month. (AP Photo/Pavel Golovkin, File)

    Veteran skater Kostner still young at heart for Olympics

    Figure skating is a young woman's game, but that doesn't bother Carolina Kostner

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    FILE - In this April 15, 2017 file photo then Leverkusen's head coach Tayfun Korkut gestures during the German Bundesliga soccer match between Bayer Leverkusen and Bayern Munich in Leverkusen, Germany. Stuttgart has hired Tayfun Korkut as coach to replace Hannes Wolf, the coach who led the side to Bundesliga promotion last season. The club says the 43-year-old Korkut, a Stuttgart native, is getting a contract to summer 2019. (AP Photo/Martin Meissner, file)

    Bundesliga side Stuttgart hires Tayfun Korkut as coach

    Stuttgart has hired Tayfun Korkut as coach to replace Hannes Wolf, who led the side to Bundesliga promotion last season

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    Madden NFL 18 predicts Patriots win Super Bowl again

    Madden NFL 18 say it will go down this way: Patriots win 6th Super Bowl title; Brady wins 5th MVP

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    Goalkeeper Julio Cesar to end career at Flamengo

    Former Brazil goalkeeper Julio Cesar says he will return to boyhood club Flamengo and end his career there in three months

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    West Bromwich Albion's Jay Rodriguez celebrates after the final whistle of the English FA Cup, fourth round soccer match between Liverpool and West Bromwich Albion, at the Anfield stadium, Liverpool, England, Saturday Jan. 27, 2018. West Bromwich Albion defeated Liverpool 3-2. (Peter Byrne/PA via AP)

    West Brom signs 2nd Egypt defender with Evans future unclear

    West Bromwich Albion moved to strengthen its defense by signing Egypt center back Ali Gabr to join international teammate Ahmed Hegazi at the Premier League team

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    Newly appointed head coach for the England women's soccer team, Phil Neville speaks to the media during his official unveiling at St George's Park, in Burton, England, Monday, Jan. 29, 2018. (Nick Potts/PA via AP)

    'I'm not a sexist': England women's coach defends character

    Rejecting accusations he is a sexist, Phil Neville says he has the character and status to be a role model after taking on the "ultimate job" as coach of England's women's national soccer team

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    BC-BKC--BKC Glance,2nd Add

    All Times ESTOHIO VALLEY CONFERENCEConferenceAllGamesWLPCTWLPCTBelmont91.900176.739Murray St.82.800165.762Jacksonville St.73.700167.696Tennessee Tech73.700158.652Austin Peay73.7001210.545Tennessee St.55.5001011.476SE Missouri46.4001013.435UT Martin37.300815.348SIU-Edwardsville37.300714.333E. Illinois37.300714.333E. Kentucky28.200815.348Morehead St.28.200615.286 ___ PACIFIC-12 CONFERENCEConferenceAllGamesWLPCTWLPCTArizona81.889184.818Southern Cal82.800176.739Washington53.625156.714UCLA64.600157.682Stanford54.5561111.500Utah55.500138.619Oregon44.500147.667Arizona St.45.444165.762Colorado46.4001210.545Oregon St.35.375119.550Washington St.17.125911.450California18.111715.318 ___ Sunday, Jan. 28 Southern Cal 77, California 59 Washington 80, Washington St. 62 Wednesday's Games Arizona at Washington St., 10 p.m.

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    BC-BKC--BKC Glance,1st Add

    All Times ESTCOLONIAL ATHLETIC ASSOCIATIONConferenceAllGamesWLPCTWLPCTColl. of Charleston73.700166.727William & Mary73.700147.667Northeastern73.700148.636Hofstra64.600139.591Towson55.500158.652Elon55.5001310.565Delaware46.4001112.478UNC-Wilmington46.400715.318Drexel37.300914.391James Madison28.200617.261 ___ CONFERENCE USAConferenceAllGamesWLPCTWLPCTMiddle Tennessee81.889165.762Old Dominion71.875164.800W. Kentucky71.875156.714Marshall53.625147.667UAB54.556148.636North Texas54.5561210.545Louisiana Tech45.444139.591Southern Miss.45.4441111.500UTSA45.4441111.500FAU45.4441011.476FIU36.333913.409UTEP27.222714.333Rice27.222517.227Charlotte17.125514.263 ___ HORIZON LEAGUEConferenceAllGamesWLPCTWLPCTWright St.91.900176.739N. Kentucky82.800157.682Ill.-Chicago63.6671111.500Oakland64.600149.609Milwaukee56.4551212.500Green Bay57.4171015.400IUPUI46.400714.333Youngstown St.46.400617.261Detroit28.200617.261Cleveland St.28.200518.217 ___ Sunday, Jan. 28 N. Kentucky 72, Detroit 44

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    NCAA Basketball

    All Times ESTAMERICA EAST CONFERENCEConferenceAllGamesWLPCTWLPCTVermont701.000175.773UMBC62.750158.652Hartford53.6251210.545New Hampshire53.625913.409Albany (NY)54.556177.708Stony Brook35.375814.364z-Mass.-Lowell26.250813.381Maine26.250518.217Binghamton17.1251013.435 z-ineligible for post-season play ___ Wednesday's Games Mass.-Lowell at Maine, 7 p.m. Hartford at New Hampshire, 7 p.m. UMBC at Stony Brook, 7 p.m. Vermont at Binghamton, 7 p.m. AMERICAN ATHLETIC CONFERENCEConferenceAllGamesWLPCTWLPCTCincinnati801.000192.905Wichita St.72.778174.810Houston62.750164.800SMU54.556157.682UCF44.500137.650Memphis44.500138.619UConn44.5001110.524Tulsa45.4441110.524Tulane35.375128.600Temple36.3331110.524East Carolina27.222812.400South Florida18.111814.364 ___ Sunday, Jan. 28 SMU 86, East Carolina 61 Houston 63, South Florida 40 Wichita St. 90, Tulsa 71 Temple 85, UConn 57 Wednesday's Games Tulane at East Carolina, 6:30 p.m. Houston at Cincinnati, 7 p.m. Memphis at South Florida, 8:30 p.m. UConn at UCF, 9 p.m.

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    Janka picked in biggest Switzerland team for Winter Olympics

    Carlo Janka has been named in Switzerland's biggest ever Winter Olympic team despite not starting a World Cup ski race since tearing the ACL in his right knee in October

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    FILE - In this Feb. 17, 2010, file photo, Lindsey Vonn of the United States, shows the gold medal she won in the Women's downhill, during the medal ceremony at the Vancouver 2010 Olympics in Whistler, British Columbia. Vonn has some unfinished business on her agenda as she heads to the Pyeongchang Olympics. That includes trying to win more medals after missing the last Olympics because of a bad knee. (AP Photo/Luca Bruno, File)

    Lindsey Vonn eyes some unfinished business at 2018 Olympics

    Lindsey Vonn has unfinished business on agenda as she heads to Pyeongchang Olympics

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    FILE - In this Dec. 28, 2009, file photo, defending overall World Cup champion Lindsey Vonn, of the United States, reacts with her arm in a sling after crashing in the first run of an alpine ski, Women's World Cup giant Slalom, in Lienz, Austria. So many injuries have interrupted Vonn’s highly successful skiing career. She has broken bones and torn knee ligaments. She even sliced open her thumb on a champagne bottle during a photo op. Maybe that is why Vonn says her main focus until the Pyeongchang Olympics is to stay healthy. (AP Photo/Marco Trovati, File)

    Broken bones, torn ligaments, more: Lindsey Vonn's injuries

    Battered, bruised but still skiing: Injuries can't deter Lindsey Vonn as Winter Games near

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    West Ham United's Arthur Masuaku, left, leaves the field after being sent-off during the FA Cup, fourth round match against Wigan at the DW Stadium, Wigan, England, Saturday Jan. 27, 2018. Arthur Masuaku apologized Sunday for spitting at opponent during West Ham’s FA Cup defeat to Wigan. The defender was sent off during the Hammers’ 2-0 defeat to third-tier Wigan on Saturday as he reacted to a challenge from Nick Powell. (Anthony Devlin/PA via AP)

    West Ham defender gets 6-game ban for spitting

    West Ham defender Arthur Masuaku has been banned for six games for spitting at an opponent during an FA Cup match

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    FILE - In this Sunday, Feb. 5, 2017 file photo, Manchester United's Henrikh Mkhitaryan controls the ball, during the English Premier League soccer match between Leicester City and Manchester United at the King Power Stadium in Leicester, England. Mkhitaryan is set to make his debut for Arsenal at Swansea after moving from Manchester United in a deal that saw Alexis Sanchez go the other way. Mkhitaryan endured an underwhelming 18-month spell at Old Trafford and wasn’t the same player who joined for $33.5 million after starring in the German league for Borussia Dortmund. (AP Photo/Rui Vieira, File)

    Mkhitaryan out to prove he can cut it in English soccer

    Henrikh Mkhitaryan is set to make his debut for Arsenal at Swansea after moving from Manchester United in a deal that saw Alexis Sanchez go the other way

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    Andrew Parsons, President of the International Paralympic Committee, IPC, speaks during a press conference in Bonn, western Germany, Monday, Jan. 29, 2018. Russia's team was banned from the upcoming Pyeongchang Paralympics on Monday because of its doping past. (Marius Becker/dpa via AP)

    Russian team banned from Paralympics, but some will compete

    Russia's team has been banned from the upcoming Pyeongchang Paralympics because of its doping past

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    FILE - In this Nov. 10, 2017, file photo, Ohio State's Kelsey Mitchell, front left, drives to the basket on Stanford's Marta Sniezek, right, during the fourth quarter of an NCAA college basketball game in Columbus, Ohio. Mitchell became the Big Ten’s all-time scoring leader this weekend against Michigan State, passing Minnesota’s Rachel Banham who scored 3,093 points. (AP Photo/David Dermer, File)

    ICYMI: A record win highlights women's hoops this week

    ICYMI: Ashland matches D-II consecutive wins record while Sabrina Ionescu gets another triple double

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    Switzerland's Roger Federer kisses the Norman Brookes Challenge Cup after winning the men's singles final at the Australian Open against Croatia's Marin Cilic in Melbourne, Australia Monday, Jan. 29, 2018. (AP Photo/Dita Alangkara)

    Federer wins 20th major; Wozniacki wins her 1st in Australia

    Once he'd become the first man to win 20 Grand Slam singles titles, the questions to Roger Federer shifted to another major milestone

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    In this Nov. 6, 2017 photo, Boston Red Sox manager Alex Cora speaks after being introduced as the 47th manager and first Latino manager in the club's history in Boston. Cora is the youngest Red Sox manager in decades, and the team hopes his ability to relate to his players will help the team on the field. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)

    Red Sox manager Alex Cora brings youthful eye to new job

    Only Connect: New Red Sox manager Alex Cora is prepared to be (heart-eye emoji) with his players, but ready to be (policeman emoji), if necessary.

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    Super Bowl flyover won't be the usual demonstration

    The Super Bowl flyover will be anything but a normal demonstration

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    BC-BKC--BKC Glance,1st Add

    All Times ESTCOLONIAL ATHLETIC ASSOCIATIONConferenceAllGamesWLPCTWLPCTColl. of Charleston73.700166.727William & Mary73.700147.667Northeastern73.700148.636Hofstra64.600139.591Towson55.500158.652Elon55.5001310.565Delaware46.4001112.478UNC-Wilmington46.400715.318Drexel37.300914.391James Madison28.200617.261 ___ CONFERENCE USAConferenceAllGamesWLPCTWLPCTMiddle Tennessee81.889165.762Old Dominion71.875164.800W. Kentucky71.875156.714Marshall53.625147.667UAB54.556148.636North Texas54.5561210.545Louisiana Tech45.444139.591Southern Miss.45.4441111.500UTSA45.4441111.500FAU45.4441011.476FIU36.333913.409UTEP27.222714.333Rice27.222517.227Charlotte17.125514.263 ___ HORIZON LEAGUEConferenceAllGamesWLPCTWLPCTWright St.91.900176.739N. Kentucky82.800157.682Ill.-Chicago63.6671111.500Oakland64.600149.609Milwaukee56.4551212.500Green Bay57.4171015.400IUPUI46.400714.333Youngstown St.46.400617.261Detroit28.200617.261Cleveland St.28.200518.217 ___ Sunday's Games N. Kentucky 72, Detroit 44

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    BC-BKC--BKC Glance,2nd Add

    All Times ESTOHIO VALLEY CONFERENCEConferenceAllGamesWLPCTWLPCTBelmont91.900176.739Murray St.82.800165.762Jacksonville St.73.700167.696Tennessee Tech73.700158.652Austin Peay73.7001210.545Tennessee St.55.5001011.476SE Missouri46.4001013.435UT Martin37.300815.348SIU-Edwardsville37.300714.333E. Illinois37.300714.333E. Kentucky28.200815.348Morehead St.28.200615.286 ___ PACIFIC-12 CONFERENCEConferenceAllGamesWLPCTWLPCTArizona81.889184.818Southern Cal82.800176.739Washington53.625156.714UCLA64.600157.682Stanford54.5561111.500Utah55.500138.619Oregon44.500147.667Arizona St.45.444165.762Colorado46.4001210.545Oregon St.35.375119.550Washington St.17.125911.450California18.111715.318 ___ Sunday's Games Southern Cal 77, California 59 Washington 80, Washington St. 62 Wednesday, Jan. 31 Arizona at Washington St., 10 p.m.

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    NCAA Basketball

    All Times ESTAMERICA EAST CONFERENCEConferenceAllGamesWLPCTWLPCTVermont701.000175.773UMBC62.750158.652Hartford53.6251210.545New Hampshire53.625913.409Albany (NY)54.556177.708Stony Brook35.375814.364z-Mass.-Lowell26.250813.381Maine26.250518.217Binghamton17.1251013.435 z-ineligible for post-season play ___ Wednesday, Jan. 31 Hartford at New Hampshire, 7 p.m. Mass.-Lowell at Maine, 7 p.m. UMBC at Stony Brook, 7 p.m. Vermont at Binghamton, 7 p.m. AMERICAN ATHLETIC CONFERENCEConferenceAllGamesWLPCTWLPCTCincinnati801.000192.905Wichita St.72.778174.810Houston62.750164.800SMU54.556157.682UCF44.500137.650Memphis44.500138.619UConn44.5001110.524Tulsa45.4441110.524Tulane35.375128.600Temple36.3331110.524East Carolina27.222812.400South Florida18.111814.364 ___ Sunday's Games SMU 86, East Carolina 61 Houston 63, South Florida 40 Wichita St. 90, Tulsa 71 Temple 85, UConn 57 Wednesday, Jan. 31 Tulane at East Carolina, 6:30 p.m. Houston at Cincinnati, 7 p.m. Memphis at South Florida, 8:30 p.m. UConn at UCF, 9 p.m.

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    National League Most Valuable Player Giancarlo Stanton, left, and American League Rookie of the Year Aaron Judge listen to speakers during the New York Chapter of the Baseball Writers' Association of America annual dinner in New York, Sunday, Jan. 28, 2018, where both picked up their awards. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)

    Happy together: Stanton, Judge side by side at awards dinner

    Giancarlo Stanton and Aaron Judge sat side by side at an awards dinner, together in public for the first time as Yankees teammates

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    United States defender Ike Opara, top, heads the ball against Bosnia and Herzegovina forward Mersudin Ahmetovic during the first half of an international friendly soccer match on Sunday, Jan. 28, 2018, in Carson, Calif. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)

    Opara, Polster, Steffen make US debuts in 0-0 tie vs Bosnia

    Defenders Ike Opara and Matt Polster made their U.S. national team debuts along with goalkeeper Zack Steffen as the Americans played a listless 0-0 tie in an exhibition against Bosnia-Herzegovina

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    The tollway, which is in the midst of a $12 billion, 15-year road building program, has refused to release the resume of its general manager of engineering, who is the sister-in-law of Illinois House Minority Leader Jim Durkin.

    Editorial: Tollway should show credentials for connected executive

    This Daily Herald editorial says that questions are natural regarding the Illinois Tollway’s hiring for an administrative position of a woman who has family connections to the House minority leader, and the agency should release details of her work experience to answer them.

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    Bob Gardner

    Want to make a difference? Become a high school sports official

    Guest columnists Bob Gardner and Craig Anderson: Perhaps the most important individuals in high school sports are the contest officials.

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    Keep the Dow in perspective
    A Schaumburg letter to the editor: Once again our ne’er-do-well president had thumped his chest about how well the stock market is doing (never mind the seven years of climbing before he took office).

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    Immigration debate has become twisted
    A Palatine letter to the editor: The Trump administration makes false and misleading statements about immigration that misinform the public and significantly increase the risk of bad policymaking.

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    Character counts in presidents, too
    A Schaumburg letter to the editor: Thank you for Michael Gerson’s Jan. 24 column regarding evangelicals’ increasing embrace of all things Donald Trump.

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    Two sides to the value of unions
    A Schaumburg letter to the editor: I am a retired RN who practiced for 36 years. Except for 15 months as a case manager for a home health company,

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    What’s the connection?
    A Palatine letter to the editor: Why should U.S. taxpayers who pay for government services be deprived of federal benefits because our elected congressmen cannot agree on immigration policies?

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    Problem with the Patriots is the cheating
    A Lombard letter to the editor: In his Jan. 23 column on New England Patriots, Barry Rozner wonders “Why all the hate for New England Patriots, Coach Bill Belichick and quarterback Tom Brady?”

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    Lack of responsibility among lawmakers
    A St. Charles letter to the editor: Following the recent progression of headlines in The Daily Herald is enough to make a grown person cry.

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    Can’t have it both ways
    A Big Rock letter to the editor: Mary Warren’s recent letter caught my eye. Quite a few years ago, I was saying pretty much the same thing about another president, but was “straightened out” by a Democrat who responded to the letter I had written.

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