Daily Archive : Wednesday January 31, 2018

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    FILE - In this March 27, 2017, file photo, South Carolina head coach Dawn Staley protest a foul during the second half of a regional final against Florida State in the NCAA college basketball tournament in Stockton, Calif. Staley and the Gamecocks have been preparing to play No. 1 UConn while the coach dealt with comments by Missouri athletic director Jim Sterk’s comments that she fostered a hostile atmosphere during last Sunday’s game against the Tigers. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli, File)

    No. 7 South Carolina managing UConn prep, Missouri fallout

    No. 7 South Carolina managing UConn prep, Missouri fallout

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    A North Korean delegation and athletes arrive at Yangyang International Airport in Yangyang, South Korea, Thursday, Feb. 1, 2018. North Korean skiers and skaters on Thursday arrived at a South Korean airport to participate in the Winter Olympics that has brought a temporary lull in tensions surrounding their country's nuclear program. (Korea Pool/Yonhap via AP)

    North Korean athletes arrive in South Korea for Olympics

    Ten North Korean skaters and skiers have arrived in rival South Korea to participate in this month's Winter Olympics, which has brought a temporary lull in tensions over the North's nuclear weapons program

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    Detroit Red Wings goaltender Petr Mrazek (34) stops a shot as San Jose Sharks center Tomas Hertl (48) follows while being defended by Nick Jensen (3) in the first period of an NHL hockey game Wednesday, Jan. 31, 2018, in Detroit. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)

    Red Wings beat Sharks 2-1 in shootout

    Justin Abdelkader's shootout goal helps Detroit Red Wings knock off San Jose Sharks 2-1

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    Indiana Pacers' Myles Turner is defended by Memphis Grizzlies' Ivan Rabb during the second half of an NBA basketball game Wednesday, Jan. 31, 2018, in Indianapolis. Indiana won 105-101. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)

    Turner leads Pacers past Grizzlies 105-101 for 3rd straight

    Myles Turner had 15 points and 11 rebounds, and the Indiana Pacers won their third straight game with a 105-101 victory over the Memphis Grizzlies

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    Chicago Bulls forward Nikola Mirotic, right, drives against Milwaukee Bucks forward Giannis Antetokounmpo during the second half of an NBA basketball game Sunday, Jan. 28, 2018, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)

    Chicago Bulls decide to hold Mirotic out of Portland game

    The Chicago Bulls decided to hold Nikola Mirotic out of Wednesday's game in Portland as both sides await a possible trade. Earlier in the day, Mirotic talked about Tuesday's reported near-trade with New Orleans.

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    The NFL's Cathy Lanier speaks during a security news conference with law enforcement in advance of the Super Bowl 52 football game, Wednesday, Jan. 31, 2018, in Minneapolis. The Philadelphia Eagles play the New England Patriots on Sunday, Feb. 4, 2018. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

    Super Bowl security includes off-site screening, more police

    Fans attending the Super Bowl in Minneapolis will have the chance to go through security screening off-site, and out of the elements

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    Girls bowling scoreboard: Wednesday, Jan. 31 results
    High school girls bowling results from meets of Wednesday, Jan. 31.

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    Girls gymnastics scoreboard: Wednesday, Jan. 31 results
    High school girls gymnastics results from meets of Wednesday, Jan. 31.

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    Girls basketball scoreboard: Wednesday, Jan. 31 results
    High school girls basketball results from games of Wednesday, Jan. 31.

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    Boys swimming scoreboard: Wednesday, Jan. 31 results
    High school boys swimming results from meets of Wednesday, Jan. 31.

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    Boys basketball scoreboard: Wednesday, Jan. 31 results
    High school boys basketball results from games of Wednesday, Jan. 31.

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    Portland Trail Blazers guard CJ McCollum reacts after making a three-point basket during the first half of an NBA basketball game against the Chicago Bulls in Portland, Ore., Wednesday, Jan. 31, 2018. (AP Photo/Craig Mitchelldyer)

    McCollum, Blazers start fast and bury short-handed Chicago Bulls

    Portland guard C.J. McColllum scored 28 points in the first quarter, the most ever by a Chicago Bulls opponent, and he finished with 50. The shorthanded Bulls lost 124-108 after falling way behind early.

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    Allie Tylka

    Wauconda’s Tylka earns MVP distinction

    Wauconda junior forward Allie Tylka has earned Daily Herald MVP honors for her recent high school girls basketball performances.

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    Glenbard West’s Katherine Hoban competes on the vault during the Glenbard West regional gymnastics meet on Wednesday, Jan. 31, 2018.

    Hoban goes, Glenbard West goes

    Glenbard West won the Glenbard West girls gymnastics regional to advance to next week’s sectionals.

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    Conant’s Danielle Smith competes on the floor exercise during the Palatine regional Wednesday.

    Girls gymnastics: Conant steams to regional title at Palatine

    The tension was at a boiling point at the Palatine girls gymnastics regional on Wednesday night, with the host Pirates and Conant locked in a tight battle. Palatine had jumped out to an early lead after two events, but Conant came on strong on the floor and then hung on during the beam, which was the final event, to edge the Pirates 139.825-139.525 and claim a second consecutive regional title.

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    Toronto Maple Leafs center Mitch Marner (16) celebrates his goal against the New York Islanders during the second period of an NHL hockey game Wednesday, Jan. 31, 2018, in Toronto. (Frank Gunn/The Canadian Press via AP)

    Holl scores in NHL debut as Maple Leafs blank Islanders 5-0

    Justin Holl scores in NHL debut as Toronto Maple Leafs blank New York Islanders 5-0

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    Maryland guard Anthony Cowan (1) drives past Purdue center Isaac Haas (44) during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in West Lafayette, Ind., Wednesday, Jan. 31, 2018. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy)

    No. 3 Purdue gets past Maryland for 18th consecutive win

    Isaac Haas had 20 points and nine rebounds, Carsen Edwards scored 17 and No. 3 Purdue pulled away from Maryland 75-67 to extend the nation's longest active winning streak to 18

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    St. Viator rolls past Joliet Catholic

    Saint Viator’s girls basketball team improved to 18-7 and 2-4 in the East Suburban Catholic Conference on Wednesday night with a 61-33 triumph over visiting Joliet Catholic at the Cahill Gymnasium in Arlington Heights.

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    Batavia’s Haley Salus competes on the vault.

    Geneva 2nd, Batavia 3rd at regionals

    Geneva and Batavia were left looking way up at the hosts during Wednesday’s Glenbard West regional.

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    Cleveland Cavaliers' Jae Crowder reacts after making a three point shot late in the second half of an NBA basketball game against the Miami Heat, Wednesday, Jan. 31, 2018, in Cleveland. The Cavaliers won 91-89. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)

    LeBron's late defense helps Cavs edge Heat without Love

    LeBron James scored 24 points, Jae Crowder made a crucial 3-pointer with 1:21 left and the Cleveland Cavaliers beat the Miami Heat 91-89 in their first game since All-Star Kevin Love was injured

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    Australian national soccer team head coach Bert van Marwijk comments during a press conference at in Sydney, Thursday, Feb. 1, 2018. New coach van Marwijk is confident Australia can qualify from its World Cup group stage and says he will have the team play his style to get there. (Brendan Esposito/AAP Image via AP)

    New coach thinks Australia can survive World Cup group stage

    New coach Bert van Marwijk is confident Australia can qualify from its World Cup group stage and says he will have the team play his style to get there

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    Prospect holds off Glenbrook South in tune-up for Meadows

    Prospect’s girls basketabll team tuned up for Friday’s MSL East showdown at Rolling Meadows with a 55-48 win over Glenbrook South at the Titan Dome in Glenview. Emily Frasco led the Knights with a game-high 22 points.

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    Washington Capitals center Chandler Stephenson (18) celebrates his goal with his teammates, with Philadelphia Flyers defensemen Brandon Manning (23) and Ivan Provorov (9), from Russia, nearby during the second period of an NHL hockey game Wednesday, Jan. 31, 2018, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

    Several Capitals players end droughts in 5-3 win over Flyers

    Chandler Stephenson, Andre Burakovsky and T.J. Oshie ended lengthy goal droughts to help the Washington Capitals come back to beat the Philadelphia Flyers 5-3 on Wednesday night

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    Libertyville’s Maddie Spaulding, right, drives on Lake Forest’s Honor Thomas on Wednesday night in Libertyville.

    Lake Forest hangs on against youthful Libertyville

    Lake Forest’s girls basketball team got 12 points each from 6-foot-1 point guard Halle Douglass and freshman guard Finola Summerville in holding off Libertyvile 44-39 in North Suburban Conference play Wednesday.

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    Los Angeles Lakers' Julius Randle (30) looks for a shot as he gets between Orlando Magic's Marreese Speights (5) and Evan Fournier (10) during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Wednesday, Jan. 31, 2018, in Orlando, Fla. (AP Photo/John Raoux)

    Magic use big 3rd quarter to run away from Lakers, 127-105

    Marreese Speights scored 21 points in his second start of the season, Evan Fournier added 19 and the Orlando Magic ran away from the Los Angeles Lakers in the third quarter for a 127-105 victory

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    Ceneac, Jozwik lift Lakes past Antioch

    Paule Ceneac scored a season-high 16 points, and Lakes’ girls basketball team defeated host Antioch 43-35 Wednesday night for its second win over its district rival this season.

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    Girls gymnastics: Mundelein’s Muench musters courageous effort at Deerfield

    Mundelein’s Amanda Muench was among the competitors to earn advancement to next week’s sectional at the Deerfield regional on Wednesday.

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    Aurora Christian holds off Lisle

    Aurora Christian defeated Lisle in a nonconference girls basketball game.

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    A take-charge effort from Dundee-Crown

    With starters senior Kennedy White and freshman Gianine Boado sidelined, coupled with a huge win at McHenry last Saturday, you might think Dundee-Crown’s girls basketball team would struggle in a Fox Valley Conference matchup at Crystal Lake Central on Wednesday night. Think again.

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    Hampshire’s defense smothers Crystal Lake South

    Hampshire and Streamwood were among the winners in Fox Valley area girls basketball action Wednesday night.

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    Gaston scores 22 in St. Edward’s win

    St. Edward’s boys basketball team defeated Westmont 59-52 on Wednesday.

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    Atkins leads No. 8 Texas over Kansas 55-41

    Ariel Atkins had 16 points, Brooke McCarty added 13 and No. 8 Texas pulled away late in a 55-41 victory over Kansas

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    Philadelphia 76ers center Joel Embiid (21) goes to the basket past Brooklyn Nets center Jarrett Allen (31) and forward DeMarre Carroll during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Wednesday, Jan. 31, 2018, in New York. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)

    Nets beat 76ers 116-108 to snap 4-game skid

    Spencer Dinwiddie scored 27 points, D'Angelo Russell added 22 in his best performance since returning from knee surgery, and the Brooklyn Nets snapped a four-game skid with a 116-108 victory over the Philadelphia 76ers

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    Charlotte Hornets guard Kemba Walker (15) looks for an open teammate as Atlanta Hawks guard Dennis Schroeder (17) defends during the first half of an NBA basketball game Wednesday, Jan. 31, 2018, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)

    Walker's 38 points, career-high 8 3s lift Hornets past Hawks

    Kemba Walker hits career-high nine 3-pointers, scores 38 points to power Hornets over Hawks 123-110

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    Ian Ridgway

    Metea Valley’s Ridgway got the ball rolling

    Metea Valley bowler Ridgway masters the elements to earn an all-state finish

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    Baylor forward Lauren Cox, center, reaches for a loose ball with Oklahoma State guard Braxtin Miller, left, and forward LaTashia Jones, right, during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game, Wednesday, Jan. 31, 2018, in Waco, Texas. Baylor won 77-64. (AP Photo/Rod Aydelotte)

    No. 3 Baylor women win 17th straight, 77-64 over Oklahoma St

    Lauren Cox scored 23 points and had nine rebounds, Kalani Brown added 19 points with 18 rebounds and the No. 3 Baylor women defeated No. 23 Oklahoma State 77-64

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    FILE - In this Dec. 12, 2016, file photo, the A and B sample bottles from the latest Berlinger Special BEREG-Kit for human urine doping testing stand posed for photographs in London. The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) recommended to the International Olympic Committee that it use 2016 doping sample bottles for the upcoming Winter Olympics after the agency's inquiry into the 2017 version showed the bottles could be re-opened after a sample was produced. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham, File)

    WADA recommends IOC use old doping sample bottles in SKorea

    The World Anti-Doping Agency has recommended to the IOC that it use 2016 doping sample bottles for the upcoming Winter Olympics after the agency's inquiry into the 2017 version showed the bottles could be re-opened after a sample was produced

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    Arizona Diamondbacks owner Ken Kendrick is followed by Derrick Hall, president and CEO of the Diamondbacks, as they leave a gathering during Major League Baseball owners meetings Wednesday, Jan. 31, 2018, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

    MLB owners hopeful of fixing pace of play without showdown

    Major League Baseball owners hopeful of fixing pace of play without showdown with union

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    Libertyville’s Maddie Spaulding, Right, drives on Lake Forest’s Honor Thomas.

    Images: Libertyville vs. Lake Forest, girls basketball

    The Libertyville Wildcats hosted the Lake Forest Scouts for girls basketball action on Wednesday, Jan. 31 in Libertyville.

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    Defense sparks Burlington Central’s win over Rosary

    Burlington Central’s girls basketball team defeated Rosary 51-34 Wednesday night.

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    BC-BKC--Loyola of Chicago-Bradley Long Box

    BC-BKC--Loyola of Chicago-Bradley Long Box BRADLEY 69, LOYOLA OF CHICAGO 67FGFTRebLOYOLA OF CHICAGOMinM-AM-AO-TAPFPTSKrutwig315-103-43-81113Custer388-132-31-11223Richardson323-83-41-26411Townes253-73-41-61311Ingram331-40-10-4522Williamson170-20-00-0110Jackson110-23-40-3043Satterwhite91-20-00-1002Skokna41-10-01-1022Totals20022-4914-207-26151967 Percentages: FG .449, FT .700. 3-Point Goals: 9-22, .409 (Custer 5-9, Townes 2-3, Richardson 2-5, Ingram 0-1, Jackson 0-1, Satterwhite 0-1, Williamson 0-2). Team Rebounds: 0. Team Turnovers: 13 (14 PTS). Blocked Shots: 1 (Ingram). Turnovers: 13 (Custer 3, Krutwig 2, Williamson 2, Ingram, Jackson, Richardson, Satterwhite, Skokna, Townes). Steals: 10 (Ingram 4, Custer 2, Jackson, Krutwig, Richardson, Townes). Technical Fouls: None. FGFTRebBRADLEYMinM-AM-AO-TAPFPTSChilds336-124-44-70118Thomas256-90-12-60312Brown322-64-40-3848Hodgson172-30-00-2055Lautier-Ogunleye374-104-63-68212Kennell324-101-20-51112Bar170-02-20-4222Stipanovich70-00-00-0120Totals20024-5015-199-33202069 Percentages: FG .480, FT .789. 3-Point Goals: 6-15, .400 (Kennell 3-6, Childs 2-5, Hodgson 1-2, Brown 0-1, Lautier-Ogunleye 0-1). Team Rebounds: 1. Team Turnovers: 16 (11 PTS). Blocked Shots: 4 (Thomas 3, Childs). Turnovers: 16 (Lautier-Ogunleye 6, Bar 3, Brown 3, Hodgson 2, Kennell, Thomas). Steals: 5 (Thomas 2, Brown, Childs, Hodgson). Technical Fouls: None. Loyola of Chicago2938-67Bradley3732-69 A_5,753 (11,433).

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    BC-BKC--Loyola of Chicago-Bradley Box

    BC-BKC--Loyola of Chicago-Bradley Box BRADLEY 69, LOYOLA OF CHICAGO 67LOYOLA OF CHICAGO (18-5) Krutwig 5-10 3-4 13, Custer 8-13 2-3 23, Richardson 3-8 3-4 11, Townes 3-7 3-4 11, Ingram 1-4 0-1 2, Jackson 0-2 3-4 3, Skokna 1-1 0-0 2, Williamson 0-2 0-0 0, Satterwhite 1-2 0-0 2. Totals 22-49 14-20 67. BRADLEY (17-7) Thomas 6-9 0-1 12, Childs 6-12 4-4 18, Brown 2-6 4-4 8, Hodgson 2-3 0-0 5, Lautier-Ogunleye 4-10 4-6 12, Bar 0-0 2-2 2, Kennell 4-10 1-2 12, Stipanovich 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 24-50 15-19 69. Halftime_Bradley 37-29. 3-Point Goals_Loyola of Chicago 9-22 (Custer 5-9, Townes 2-3, Richardson 2-5, Ingram 0-1, Jackson 0-1, Satterwhite 0-1, Williamson 0-2), Bradley 6-15 (Kennell 3-6, Childs 2-5, Hodgson 1-2, Brown 0-1, Lautier-Ogunleye 0-1). Fouled Out_Hodgson. Rebounds_Loyola of Chicago 26 (Krutwig 8), Bradley 33 (Childs 7). Assists_Loyola of Chicago 15 (Richardson 6), Bradley 20 (Brown, Lautier-Ogunleye 8). Total Fouls_Loyola of Chicago 19, Bradley 20. A_5,753 (11,433).

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    Jared Crutcher

    West Aurora’s Crutcher earns MVP distinction

    West Aurora senior forward Jared Crutcher has earned Daily Herald MVP honors for his recent high school boys basketball performances.

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    Bradley beats MVC leader Loyola-Chicago 69-67

    Elijah Childs scored 18 points to lead Bradley past Missouri Valley Conference leader Loyola-Chicago 69-67 on Wednesday night

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    Boston Celtics guard Terry Rozier (12) smiles as he heads up court with forward Daniel Theis, after completing a triple-double with a pass to Theis for a slam dunk, during the second half of an NBA basketball game in Boston, Wednesday, Jan. 31, 2018. Rozier filled in nicely for the injured Kyrie Irving, logging his first career triple-double with 17 points, 11 rebounds and 10 assists in his first NBA start. The Celtics won 103-73. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

    Rozier's triple-double helps Celtics rout Knicks 103-73

    Terry Rozier gets triple-double as Boston Celtics pound New York Knicks 103-73

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    FILE - In this Nov. 12, 2017, file photo, an NFL logo is displayed on the field before an NFL football game between the New England Patriots and the Denver Broncos in Denver. Fox and the NFL have agreed to a five-year deal for Thursday night football games, Fox announced Wednesday, Jan. 31, 2018. Those games previously were televised by CBS and NBC, two of the league's other network partners. (AP Photo/Jack Dempsey, File)

    AP source: Fox gets Thursday night football for 5 years, $3B

    Fox and the NFL have agreed to a five-year deal for Thursday night football games

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    BC-BKC--Loyola of Chicago-Bradley Long Box

    BC-BKC--Loyola of Chicago-Bradley Long Box BRADLEY 69, LOYOLA OF CHICAGO 67FGFTRebLOYOLA OF CHICAGOMinM-AM-AO-TAPFPTSKrutwig185-103-43-81113Custer228-122-31-11223Richardson163-93-41-36411Townes133-73-41-51311Ingram201-40-10-4522Williamson80-20-00-0110Satterwhite71-20-00-1002Jackson70-23-40-3043Skokna41-10-01-1022Totals20022-4914-207-26151967 Percentages: FG .449, FT .700. 3-Point Goals: 9-22, .409 (Custer 5-8, Townes 2-3, Richardson 2-6, Ingram 0-1, Jackson 0-1, Satterwhite 0-1, Williamson 0-2). Team Rebounds: 0. Team Turnovers: 13 (14 PTS). Blocked Shots: 1 (Ingram). Turnovers: 13 (Custer 3, Krutwig 2, Skokna 2, Ingram, Jackson, Richardson, Satterwhite, Townes, Williamson). Steals: 10 (Ingram 4, Custer 2, Jackson, Krutwig, Richardson, Townes). Technical Fouls: None. FGFTRebBRADLEYMinM-AM-AO-TAPFPTSChilds186-124-44-70118Thomas126-90-12-60312Brown212-64-40-3748Hodgson102-30-00-2055Lautier-Ogunleye214-104-63-58212Kennell154-101-20-51112Bar110-02-20-4132Stipanovich70-00-00-0110van Bree--0-10-00-1000Totals20024-5115-199-33182069 Percentages: FG .471, FT .789. 3-Point Goals: 6-16, .375 (Kennell 3-6, Childs 2-5, Hodgson 1-2, Brown 0-1, Lautier-Ogunleye 0-2). Team Rebounds: 2. Team Turnovers: 16 (11 PTS). Blocked Shots: 4 (Thomas 3, Childs). Turnovers: 16 (Lautier-Ogunleye 6, Bar 3, Brown 3, Hodgson 2, Kennell, Thomas). Steals: 6 (Hodgson 2, Thomas 2, Brown, Childs). Technical Fouls: None. Loyola of Chicago2938-67Bradley3732-69

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    BC-BKC--Loyola of Chicago-Bradley Box

    BC-BKC--Loyola of Chicago-Bradley Box BRADLEY 69, LOYOLA OF CHICAGO 67LOYOLA OF CHICAGO (18-5) Krutwig 5-10 3-4 13, Custer 8-12 2-3 23, Richardson 3-9 3-4 11, Townes 3-7 3-4 11, Ingram 1-4 0-1 2, Jackson 0-2 3-4 3, Skokna 1-1 0-0 2, Williamson 0-2 0-0 0, Satterwhite 1-2 0-0 2. Totals 22-49 14-20 67. BRADLEY (17-7) Thomas 6-9 0-1 12, Childs 6-12 4-4 18, Brown 2-6 4-4 8, Hodgson 2-3 0-0 5, Lautier-Ogunleye 4-10 4-6 12, van Bree 0-1 0-0 0, Bar 0-0 2-2 2, Kennell 4-10 1-2 12, Stipanovich 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 24-51 15-19 69. Halftime_Bradley 37-29. 3-Point Goals_Loyola of Chicago 9-22 (Custer 5-8, Townes 2-3, Richardson 2-6, Ingram 0-1, Jackson 0-1, Satterwhite 0-1, Williamson 0-2), Bradley 6-16 (Kennell 3-6, Childs 2-5, Hodgson 1-2, Brown 0-1, Lautier-Ogunleye 0-2). Fouled Out_Hodgson. Rebounds_Loyola of Chicago 26 (Krutwig 8), Bradley 33 (Childs 7). Assists_Loyola of Chicago 15 (Richardson 6), Bradley 18 (Lautier-Ogunleye 8). Total Fouls_Loyola of Chicago 19, Bradley 20.

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    Darlington Raceway spending nearly $7 million on grandstands

    Darlington Raceway spending nearly $7 million in fan improvements in three of its main seating areas

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    FILE - In this Dec. 12, 2017 file photo Dortmund's Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang looks on during a German first division Bundesliga soccer match between FSV Mainz 05 and Borussia Dortmund in Mainz, Germany. (AP Photo/Michael Probst, file)

    Aubameyang move to Arsenal caps record January spend in EPL

    A transfer window that produced record spending on defenders closed with a shuffle of strikers

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    No. 3 Baylor women beat Oklahoma St. for 17th straight win

    Women's Top 25 Capsules

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    Chinese clubs spend less but want more Asian success

    Chinese Super League clubs may have reined in the massive spending that made headlines in recent years in the 2018 winter transfer window, but the country's leading clubs still have ambitions to win the 2018 Asian Champions League that begins Feb. 12.

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    Davis Cup: Kyrgios plays Struff 1st day, Australia-Germany

    Australia No. 1 Nick Kyrgios will play Germany's Jan-Lennard Struff on the opening day of singles in the Davis Cup World Group's first round beginning Friday

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    Von Miller wants Broncos to go after Cousins

    Broncos star Von Miller lobbying for Denver's front office to make a play for QB Kirk Cousins

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    Mahoney's 27 pts leads Boston past Loyola (MD) 64-55

    Max Mahoney scored 27 points on 12-of-14 shooting with seven rebounds and Boston University beat Loyola (MD) 64-55

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    Anton Forsberg turns in another impressive performance during the Chicago Blackhawks’ 2-1 victory over Nashville on Tuesday. Brent Seabrook: “He was huge for us tonight.”

    Blackhawks hope goalie Forsberg’s hot streak continues
    Anton Forsberg turns in another impressive performance during the Chicago Blackhawks’ 2-1 victory over Nashville on Tuesday. Brent Seabrook: “He was huge for us tonight.”

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    Mitchell ties record, No. 18 Buckeye women whip Penn St

    Kelsey Mitchell scored 27 points to move into fourth in NCAA history and Stephanie Mavunga and Linnae Harper had double-doubles to lead No. 18 Ohio State past Penn State 94-64

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    FILE - In this Dec. 12, 2017 file photo Dortmund's Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang looks on during a German first division Bundesliga soccer match between FSV Mainz 05 and Borussia Dortmund in Mainz, Germany. (AP Photo/Michael Probst, file)

    Aubameyang joins Arsenal for club-record $80 million

    Arsenal paid a club-record fee of 63.75 million euros ($80 million) to sign Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang from Borussia Dortmund on the final day of the January transfer window

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    Tottenham's Christian Eriksen, center with back to camera, celebrates after scoring the opening goal during the English Premier League soccer match between Tottenham Hotspur and Manchester United at Wembley stadium in London, England, Wednesday, Jan. 31, 2018. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth)

    10.5-second goal sets Spurs on way to win over Man United

    Watched by the Premier League's biggest-ever crowd, Tottenham scored one of the competition's fastest goals

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    New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski, left, warms up during a practice Wednesday, Jan. 31, 2018, in Minneapolis. The Patriots are scheduled to face the Philadelphia Eagles in the NFL Super Bowl 52 football game Sunday, Feb. 4. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)

    Gronkowski still in concussion protocol at Patriots practice

    As expected, Gronkowski remains in concussion protocol for Patriots 1st Super Bowl practice in Minnesota

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    FILE - In this Oct. 9, 2017, file photo, Boston Red Sox's Mookie Betts runs onto the field for Game 4 of baseball's American League Division Series against the Houston Astros in Boston. Betts and the Red Sox have argued the first salary arbitration case of the year, with the All-Star outfielder asking for a raise from $950,000 to $10.5 million and the team offering $7.5 million. Arbitrators Dan Brent, Mark Burstein, Phillip LaPorte heard arguments Tuesday, Jan. 30, 2018, and a decision is expected Wednesday. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer, File)

    Betts wins in arbitration; Realmuto, Miller go to hearings

    All-Star outfielder Mookie Betts beat Boston in the first salary arbitration decision of the year and will get $10.5 million instead of the team's $7.5 million offer, and Miami catcher J.T. Realmuto and Arizona pitcher Shelby Miller went to hearings

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    Philadelphia Eagles head coach Doug Pederson, center, watches a kick as he runs a practice for the NFL Super Bowl 52 football game Wednesday, Jan. 31, 2018, in Minneapolis. Philadelphia is scheduled to face the New England Patriots Sunday. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)

    Eagles celebrate coach's birthday at Super Bowl practice

    Eagles celebrate coach Doug Pederson's 50th birthday by taking the field for their first practice in preparation for the Super Bowl

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    In an Aug. 28, 2017 photo, Michele Tafoya interviews San Francisco quarterback Brian Hoyer on the sidelines at US Bank Stadium during the Vikings49ers pre-season game in Minneapolis. Tafoya, sideline reporter for NBC Sunday Night Football, lives in Edina with her husband and two children. (Brian Peterson/Star Tribune via AP)/Star Tribune via AP)

    For Tafoya, preparation is key going into 4th Super Bowl

    Preparation has been the driving force behind Michele Tafoya's rise to sideline reporter for the NFL's showcase Sunday night games on NBC

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    Detroit Pistons' Blake Griffin smiles while talking about his trade from the Los Angeles Clippers to the Pistons during an NBA baseball news conference in Auburn Hills, Mich., Wednesday, Jan. 31, 2018. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)

    Pistons' Blake Griffin says he wants to be where he's wanted

    Blake Griffin admits he was shocked by the trade that sent him from the Los Angeles Clippers to Detroit

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    Redick returns to 76ers' lineup in Brooklyn

    Philadelphia G J.J. Redick returns after missing 7 games with injured left fibula

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    FILE - In this Nov. 15, 2017, file photo, New England Patriots defensive tackle Ricky Jean Francois, left, takes part in drills before practicing with defensive end Lawrence Guy on the campus of the Air Force Academy in Air Force Academy, Colo. The Patriots have always had a knack for getting production out of late-round draft picks and undrafted free agents. This season in no exception with previously unknown players like 2011 seventh-round draft pick Lawrence Guy and Ricky Jean Francois, a seventh-round pick in 2009, both making key contributions on the defensive line. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski, File)

    Guy, Jean Francois, appreciate tough paths to Super Bowl

    Lawrence Guy, Ricky Jean Francois next in line NFL grinders to find success with Patriots

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    New York Knicks guard Ron Baker (31) sits on the sideline with an injury to his right arm as guard Frank Ntilikina (11) looks on during the first quarter of an NBA basketball game against the Brooklyn Nets, Tuesday, Jan. 30, 2018, in New York. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson)

    Knicks' Baker out indefinitely with right shoulder injury

    New York Knicks reserve guard Ron Baker out indefinitely with right shoulder injury

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    Pelicans All-Star Cousins has surgery on Achilles tendon

    The New Orleans Pelicans says front-court All-Star DeMarcus Cousins has had surgery to repair his ruptured left Achilles tendon

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    FILE - In this May 20, 2014, file photo, Indiana Pacers' Rasual Butler gestures during the NBA basketball Eastern Conference finals against the Miami Heat in Indianapolis. Authorities say Butler and his wife Leah LaBelle, whose given name is Leah LaBelle Vladowski, died in a single-vehicle rollover traffic accident in the Studio City area of Los Angeles' San Fernando Valley early Wednesday, Jan. 31, 2018. Coroner's Assistant Chief Ed Winter says both died at the scene. Autopsies are pending. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy, File)

    Ex-NBA player Rasual Butler, wife die in Los Angeles crash

    Former NBA forward Rasual Butler and his wife were killed in a single-vehicle rollover crash in Los Angeles

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    Clemson to face Appalachian State on 2024 football schedule

    Clemson will play host to Appalachian State in football in 2024

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    LAFC teams with YouTube TV to air local soccer matches

    The Los Angeles Football Club has teamed with YouTube TV to air the new MLS team's English-language matches on local television

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    FILE - In this Aug. 7, 2016, file photo, United States' Simone Biles waits to perform her floor routine during the artistic gymnastics women's qualification at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Sunday. Biles has met the new president of USA Gymnastics but hasn't heard from the U.S. Olympic Committee regarding the Larry Nassar sexual abuse scandal. The four-time gold medalist at the Rio Games is training for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez, File)

    Simone Biles: Waiting to hear from USOC about sexual abuse

    Simone Biles waiting to hear from USOC about sexual abuse scandal; Olympic gold medalist wants independent investigations

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    Real Sociedad signs Mexico defender Moreno

    Real Sociedad signed veteran Mexico defender Hector Moreno on a day without major transfers involving Spain's top clubs

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    Azarenka gets wild card into Indian Wells in return to tour

    Victoria Azarenka has been awarded a wild card into the main draw of the BNP Paribas Open after being off the tour for months because of a custody dispute involving her son

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    Mariners extending protective netting at Safeco Field

    The Seattle Mariners will extend the protective netting at Safeco Field for the upcoming season to include protection behind both dugouts

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    Detroit Pistons' Stanley Johnson, left, fouls Cleveland Cavaliers' Kevin Love in the first half of an NBA basketball game, Sunday, Jan. 28, 2018, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)

    Love lost: All-Star forward's broken hand a pain for Cavs

    All-Star Kevin Love's broken hand damaging to the struggling Cavaliers

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    Manchester City's Kevin De Bruyne, right, celebrates with Raheem Sterling after scoring his side's second goal during the English Premier League soccer match Manchester City versus West Bromwich Albion at The Etihad Stadium, Manchester, England, Wednesday Jan. 31, 2018. (Martin Rickett/PA via AP)

    Man City 15 points clear in EPL as Man United, Chelsea lose

    Manchester City looks an even bigger favorite for the Premier League title after beating West Bromwich Albion 3-0 and seeing its two nearest rivals lose

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    College Basketball Schedule

    All Times ESTWednesday, Jan. 31Thursday, Feb. 1EAST Fairleigh Dickinson at St. Francis (Pa.), 6 p.m. Creighton at Villanova, 6:30 p.m. James Madison at Drexel, 7 p.m. UNC-Wilmington at Hofstra, 7 p.m. Mount St. Mary's at Robert Morris, 7 p.m. Towson at Delaware, 7 p.m. Wichita St. at Temple, 7 p.m. Coll. of Charleston at Northeastern, 7 p.m. St. Francis Brooklyn at Bryant, 7 p.m. CCSU at Wagner, 7 p.m. LIU Brooklyn at Sacred Heart, 9 p.m. SOUTH Wofford at The Citadel, 6 p.m. Louisiana Tech at FAU, 7 p.m. Southern Miss. at FIU, 7 p.m. Longwood at Presbyterian, 7 p.m. Gardner-Webb at Radford, 7 p.m. UAB at Charlotte, 7 p.m. UNC-Asheville at Campbell, 7 p.m. VMI at UNC-Greensboro, 7 p.m. Samford at ETSU, 7 p.m. Elon at William & Mary, 7 p.m. Winthrop at Liberty, 7 p.m. Chattanooga at W. Carolina, 7:30 p.m. Furman at Mercer, 7:30 p.m. Tennessee St. at Morehead St., 7:30 p.m. High Point at Charleston Southern, 7:30 p.m. Middle Tennessee at Old Dominion, 8 p.m. Belmont at E. Kentucky, 8 p.m. Austin Peay at UT Martin, 8:30 p.m. MIDWEST Oral Roberts at Fort Wayne, 7 p.m. N. Kentucky at Youngstown St., 7 p.m. Wright St. at Cleveland St., 7 p.m. N. Dakota St. at S. Dakota St., 8 p.m. Tennessee Tech at SIU-Edwardsville, 8 p.m. South Dakota at W. Illinois, 8 p.m. Montana St. at North Dakota, 8 p.m. Jacksonville St. at E. Illinois, 8:30 p.m. Northwestern at Wisconsin, 8:30 p.m. Murray St. at SE Missouri, 8:30 p.m. SOUTHWEST SMU at Tulsa, 8 p.m. Georgia Southern at UALR, 8 p.m. Marshall at UTSA, 8 p.m. Appalachian St. at Texas-Arlington, 8:15 p.m. Coastal Carolina at Texas State, 8:30 p.m. Georgia St. at Arkansas St., 8:30 p.m. W. Kentucky at UTEP, 10 p.m. FAR WEST Idaho St. at N. Arizona, 8:30 p.m. Weber St. at S. Utah, 8:30 p.m. UMKC at Grand Canyon, 9 p.m. San Diego at Gonzaga, 9 p.m. Montana at N. Colorado, 9 p.m. Oregon at California, 9 p.m. UC Davis at CS Northridge, 10 p.m. Chicago St. at CS Bakersfield, 10 p.m. Pepperdine at Portland, 10 p.m. Hawaii at UC Santa Barbara, 10 p.m. E. Washington at Sacramento St., 10:05 p.m. Oregon St. at Stanford, 11 p.m. Idaho at Portland St., 11 p.m. San Francisco at Saint Mary's (Cal), 11 p.m. Pacific at Santa Clara, 11 p.m. Arizona St. at Washington, 11 p.m. BYU at Loyola Marymount, 11 p.m. Friday, Feb. 2EAST Yale at Princeton, 6 p.m. Manhattan at Siena, 7 p.m. Dartmouth at Cornell, 7 p.m. Harvard at Columbia, 7 p.m. Brown at Penn, 7 p.m. Niagara at St. Peter's, 7 p.m. Fairfield at Monmouth (NJ), 7 p.m. Canisius at Marist, 7 p.m. Quinnipiac at Iona, 7 p.m. W. Michigan at Buffalo, 7 p.m. SOUTH Rhode Island at VCU, 7 p.m. MIDWEST IUPUI at Detroit, 7 p.m. Green Bay at Milwaukee, 8 p.m. Ill.-Chicago at Oakland, 9 p.m. FAR WEST Utah at Colorado, 9 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 3EAST Duke at St. John's, Noon Cincinnati at UConn, Noon

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    FILE - In this Aug. 3, 2016, file photo, United States goalkeeper Hope Solo stands as players listen to the national anthems before a women's Olympic football tournament match against New Zealand at the Mineirao stadium in Belo Horizonte, Brazil. The former U.S. women's national team goalkeeper, among eight candidates running in the Feb. 10 election to succeed Sunil Gulati as USSF president, has filed a complaint against the U.S. Soccer Federation with the U.S. Olympic Committee, accusing it of illegally favoring Major League Soccer. (AP Photo/Eugenio Savio, File)

    Solo files complaint with USOC over US Soccer Federation

    Former U.S. women's national team goalkeeper Hope Solo filed a complaint against the U.S. Soccer Federation with the U.S. Olympic Committee, accusing it of illegally favoring Major League Soccer

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    Oscar Gamble hit .297 for the Chicago White Sox in 1977 and blasted 31 home runs for the 90-win club. Gamble died at the age of 68.

    Remembering former White Sox slugger Oscar Gamble

    It was a short, but memorable, run in Chicago for outfielder Oscar Gamble, who came up with the Chicago Cubs but starred in 1977 for the Chicago White Sox South Side Hitmen team. Gamble died Wednesday at 68.

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    AC Milan's Hakan Calhanoglu hits the bar during the Italian Cup, first-leg semifinal soccer match between AC Milan and Lazio, at the Milan San Siro stadium, Italy, Wednesday, Jan. 31, 2018. (AP Photo/Antonio Calanni)

    Calhanoglu misses easy chance as Milan draws against Lazio

    AC Milan drew 0-0 at home to Lazio in the first leg of their Italian Cup semifinal and could be left counting the cost of an embarrassing miss by Hakan Calhanoglu

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    Leganes salvages Copa draw with Sevilla goalkeeper's mistake

    Leganes boosted its chances of reaching the Copa del Rey final for the first time by salvaging a 1-1 draw against Sevilla, netting the equalizer after a mistake by Sevilla goalkeeper Sergio Rico

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    North Carolina tennis coach suspended over player's comment

    A college men's tennis coach has been suspended after a player made a racially charged comment to an opposing player

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    In this Jan. 20, 2017, photo, Milwaukee Bucks' Jabari Parker (12) takes a shot against the Orlando Magic during the first half of an NBA basketball game in Orlando, Fla. Bucks forward Parker is set to return to the court Friday, Feb. 2, 2018, against the New York Knicks, nearly a year after being sidelined with the second major left knee injury of his career. (AP Photo/John Raoux)

    Bucks plan to limit F Jabari Parker to 15 minutes in return

    The Milwaukee Bucks plan to limit forward Jabari Parker to about 15 minutes in his first game back from a left knee injury

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    In this 1974 file photo, Cleveland Indians baseball player Oscar Gamble poses. Gamble, an outfielder who hit 200 home runs over 17 major league seasons, died Wednesday, Jan. 31, 2018, of a rare tumor of the jaw. He was 68. (AP Photo/RHH, File)

    Former big league outfielder Oscar Gamble dead at 68

    Oscar Gamble, an outfielder who hit 200 home runs over 17 major league seasons, died Wednesday of a rare tumor of the jaw

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    Harvest Christian’s Isamar Garcia and Rosary’s Maura Vanbogaert tumble out-of-bounds chasing a loose ball in Aurora Tuesday.

    Harvest Christian heading to 2A with momentum

    Harvest Christian’s girls basketball team will take an 8-game winning streak into the Class 2A postseason that starts next week.

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    FILE - This Aug. 4, 2017 file photo shows Jim Johannson speaking during a news conference in Plymouth, Mich. Johannson, the general manager of the U.S. Olympic men’s hockey team, has died just a couple weeks before the start of the Pyeongchang Games, Sunday, Jan. 21, 2018. He was 53. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)

    USA Hockey won't name replacement for late GM Jim Johannson

    USA Hockey will not replace Jim Johannson as Olympic general manager after he died unexpectedly at his home at age 53 on the eve of the Games

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    Philadelphia Eagles defensive tackle Fletcher Cox wears a wrestling mask as he takes part in a media availability for the NFL Super Bowl 52 football game Wednesday, Jan. 31, 2018, in Minneapolis. Philadelphia is scheduled to face the New England Patriots Sunday. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)

    Eagles having fun on big stage, not intimidated by Patriots

    The underdog Philadelphia Eagles are having fun with the media frenzy leading up to the Super Bowl against the New England Patriots. They're staying relaxed, loose and won't be intimidated.

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    Jacob’s High School alumni and Augustana College’s Chrishawn Orange drives the ball down the court against Wheaton College last week at the King Arena in Wheaton.

    Jacobs grad Orange delivering again at Augustana

    Jacobs alum Chrishawn Orange is living up to the hype and then some.

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    FILE - In this Sunday, Jan. 28, 2018, file photo, team owner Chip Ganassi, center, celebrates with his drivers, from left, Sebastien Bourdais, of France, Dirk Mueller, of Germany, Joey Hand, Scott Dixon, of New Zealand, Richard Westbrook, of Great Britain and Ryan Briscoe, of Australia, after they placed first and second in the GT LeMans class in the IMSA 24-hour auto race at Daytona International Speedway, in Daytona Beach, Fla. Ganassi's two cars destroyed the GT Le Mans class at Rolex 24 of Daytona to give the organization its 200th overall victory. The team owner is not basking in the glory of his accomplishment. He's ready to move on to the next race. (AP Photo/Terry Renna, File)

    Chip Ganassi wants to keep rolling after 200th victory

    Chip Ganassi celebrated his 200th victory as a team owner at the Rolex 24 at Daytona

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    Barty, Gavrilova to lead Australia vs Ukraine in Fed Cup

    Ashleigh Barty and Daria Gavrilova will lead Australia in its Fed Cup match against Ukraine, while Ukraine's top-ranked player Elina Svitolina will not be playing

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    Everton's Theo Walcott celebrates scoring his side's first goal of the game during their English Premier League soccer match against Leicester City at Goodison Park, Liverpool, England, Wednesday, Jan. 31, 2018. (Nick Potts/PA via AP)

    Walcott double leads Everton to 2-1 win over Leicester

    Theo Walcott scored his first goals for Everton in a 2-1 Premier League victory over Leicester on Wednesday

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    Chelsea's Ross Barkley, left, chases the ball as Chelsea's Eden Hazard, right, and Bournemouth's Steve Cook look on during the English Premier League soccer match between Chelsea and Bournemouth at Stamford Bridge in London, Wednesday Jan. 31, 2018. (AP Photo/Tim Ireland)

    Bournemouth stuns Chelsea with 3-0 win in Premier League

    Bournemouth sprung a huge surprise by beating Chelsea 3-0 away in the Premier League on Wednesday thanks to three goals in a 16-minute spell in the second half

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    FILE - In this Jan. 10, 2018, file photo, Washington Wizards guard John Wall (2) pauses on the court during the second half of an NBA basketball game against the Utah Jazz in Washington. Wall will have arthroscopic surgery on his left knee on Wednesday and could miss much of the rest of the regular season, the Wizards announced Tuesday, Jan. 30, 2018. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File)

    Wizards PG Wall expected out 6-8 weeks after knee surgery

    Washington Wizards point guard John Wall is expected to miss about six to eight weeks after having arthroscopic surgery on his left knee

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    In this Feb. 21, 2016, photo, referee Monty McCutchen talks with Detroit Pistons head coach Stan Van Gundy during the first half of an NBA basketball game against the New Orleans Pelicans in Auburn Hills, Mich. McCutchen is now working in the league office and is tasked with trying to get referees and players to get along better. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)

    Former ref McCutchen adjusting to new role within NBA

    Former referee Monty McCutchen is adjusting to his new role within the NBA, and has a big challenge in front of him

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    NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell speaks during a news conference in advance of the Super Bowl 52 football game, Wednesday, Jan. 31, 2018, in Minneapolis. The Philadelphia Eagles play the New England Patriots on Sunday, Feb. 4, 2018. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

    Goodell wants league to look deeply into catch rule

    Roger Goodell wants to see the mystery of the NFL's catch rule solved, and he's ensured that the process has begun

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    The Latest: Andre Ayew joins brother Jordan at Swansea

    Andre Ayew has joined younger brother Jordan at Swansea after securing a return to his former club from West Ham for a club-record fee

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    Tennessee head coach Holly Warlick gives instructions to Tennessee guard Meme Jackson (10) in the first half of an NCAA college basketball game, Sunday, Jan. 28, 2018, in Baton Rouge, La. LSU won 70-59. (AP Photo/Bill Feig)

    Slumping Lady Vols seeking to regain early season form

    Slumping Lady Vols seeking to regain their early season form after stumbling into tie for fifth place in SEC standings

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    FILE - In this Feb. 11, 2014, file photo, Natalie Geisenberger, of Germany, smiles after finishing her final run to win the gold medal during the women's singles luge competition at the 2014 Winter Olympics in Krasnaya Polyana, Russia. German greats Natalie Geisenberger and Felix Loch are the reigning Olympic gold medalists, and the favorites to win more gold in luge at the Pyeongchang Games. (AP Photo/Dita Alangkara, File)

    Golden Germans: Geisenberger, Loch seek another Olympic win

    Gold medalists in Sochi four years ago, Geisenberger and Loch look to lead another German Olympic haul

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    Arkansas football coach gets $12M over 3 years in buyout

    A nonprofit supporting University of Arkansas athletics will pay fired head football coach Bret Bielema up to nearly $12 million over three years in a buyout agreement

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    Lights shine inside the U.S. Capitol Building as night falls in Washington, D.C., ahead of President Donald Trump's first State of the Union address Tuesday night.

    Editorial: Schakowsky's snub of State of the Union

    This Daily Herald editorial says U.S. Rep. Jan Schakowsky's decision to snub President Trump by boycotting the State of the Union address is an insult to the presidency and counter-productive to the goal of collaborative government.

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    Trump’s conspiracy theories endanger democracy

    Columnist Michael Gerson: Just as Bill Clinton’s 1998 State of the Union address is known as the speech after the Monica Lewinsky scandal broke, Donald Trump’s 2018 State of the Union address is likely to be remembered as the speech before Robert Mueller’s report arrived.

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    Privatization bill serves big airlines
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    Fairness and business
    A Rolling Meadows letter to the editor: Toys R Us closes 189 stores. Walmart lays off 499 employees, not counting the number of people who lost their jobs because it closes.

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