Daily Archive : Thursday February 1, 2018

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    Dallas Stars center Devin Shore (17) flips the puck up and over Arizona Coyotes goaltender Scott Wedgewood, right, for a goal as Coyotes defenseman Niklas Hjalmarsson (4) watches during the second period of an NHL hockey game Thursday, Feb. 1, 2018, in Glendale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)

    Shore's "lacrosse" goal helps Stars beat Coyotes 4-1

    Devin Shore had a goal and an assist during Dallas' three-goal second period, and the Stars beat the Arizona Coyotes 4-1

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    Vegas Golden Knights' David Perron (57) and Shea Theodore (27) celebrate Perron's overtime goal against the Winnipeg Jets during an NHL hockey game Thursday, Feb. 1, 2018, in Winnipeg, Manitoba. (John Woods/The Canadian Press via AP)

    Perron's OT goal vs. Jets gives Golden Knights 34th win

    David Perron scored 3:57 into overtime to lead Vegas past the Winnipeg Jets 3-2 for the Golden Knights' 34th victory

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    Missouri's Amber Smith, right, dribbles around Mississippi State's Victoria Vivians, left, during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game Thursday, Feb. 1, 2018, in Columbia, Mo. (AP Photo/L.G. Patterson)

    No. 2 Mississippi State barely edges No. 15 Missouri

    Victoria Vivians made a go-ahead jumper with four seconds left and No. 2 Mississippi State continued its perfect season with a 57-53 road victory against No. 15 Missouri on Thursday night

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    Houston Rockets' James Harden (13) shoots next to San Antonio Spurs' Danny Green during the first half of an NBA basketball game Thursday, Feb. 1, 2018, in San Antonio. (AP Photo/Darren Abate)

    James Harden leads Rockets past Spurs 102-91

    James Harden gets 28 points, 11 assists as Houston Rockets beat San Antonio Spurs 102-91

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    Chicago Bulls forward Nikola Mirotic is headed to New Orleans in exchange for a first-round draft pick, center Omer Asik and two other players.

    5 questions in the wake of the Bulls' Nikola Mirotic trade

    The proposed trade of Chicago Bulls forward Nikola Mirotic to New Orleans became official Thursday after the Pelicans agreed to pick up next year's option on Mirotic's contract. The key piece for the Bulls is a first-round draft pick from the Pelicans.

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    Girls basketball scoreboard: Thursday, Feb. 1 results
    High school girls basketball results from games of Thursday, Feb. 1.

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    Girls gymnastics scoreboard: Thursday, Feb. 1 results
    High school girls gymnastics results from meets of Thursday, Feb. 1.

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    Boys basketball scoreboard: Thursday, Feb. 1 results
    High school boys basketball results from games of Thursday, Feb. 1.

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    St. Edward wins share of Metro Red

    The St. Edward girls basketball team defeated Walther Christian on Thursday to win a share of the Metro Suburban Red Conference.

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    Wheaton Warrenville co-op, Lake Park switch places

    Wheaton Warrenville co-op won the girls gymnastics regional at Wheaton Warrenville South.

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    Northwestern's Vic Law (4) shoots against Wisconsin's Khalil Iverson (21) during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game Thursday, Feb. 1, 2018, in Madison, Wis. (AP Photo/Andy Manis)

    Northwestern rides hot start to beat Wisconsin 60-52

    Derek Pardon scored 17 points on 8-of-8 shooting, and Northwestern rode a game-opening 18-1 run to beat Wisconsin 60-52

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    Minnesota Timberwolves' Karl-Anthony Towns, left, tries to drive past Milwaukee Bucks' John Henson in the first half of an NBA basketball game Thursday, Feb. 1, 2018, in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/Jim Mone)

    Butler scores 28 as Timberwolves beat Bucks 108-89

    Jimmy Butler scores 28 points as Minnesota Timberwolves beat Milwaukee Bucks 108-89

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    Naperville North’s Lauren Platou controls the ball under heavy pressure from Naperville Central’s Katlyn Allen in girls varsity basketball at Naperville North on Thursday.

    Naperville Central gets the message, beats Naperville North

    Naperville Central defeated Naperville North in a DuPage Valley Conference girls basketball game.

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    Defense helps Burlington Central pull away

    The streaking Burlington Central boys basketball team turned a 4-point halftime lead at Richmond-Burton into a 30-point blowout by upping the defensive intensity in the second half Thursday.

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    Elgin tops Streamwood for 1st conference win

    There were at least a few very good reasons for the Elgin boys basketball team to be in a festive mood after defeating Streamwood 64-59 on Thursday night.

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    Ottawa Senators left wing Zack Smith puts a shot off the crossbar over the shoulder of Anaheim Ducks goaltender Ryan Miller during the second period of an NHL hockey game Thursday, Feb. 1, 2018, in Ottawa, Ontario. (Adrian Wyld/The Canadian Press via AP)

    Karlsson scores in OT to end Senators' skid at 6 games

    Erik Karlsson scored 32 seconds into overtime to lift the Ottawa Senators over the Anaheim Ducks 2-1 and snap a six-game skid

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    Wheaton North dances past Neuqua Valley

    Wheaton North defeated Neuqua Valley in a DuPage Valley Conference girls basketball game.

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    Girls gymnastics: Season-best score puts Stevenson in sectional

    Stevenson’s girls gymnastics team posted its best score of the season Thursday night in the Glenbrook South regional, a 142.65. That was good enough to earn an at-large berth to next week’s Niles North sectional.

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    Florida Panthers defenseman Keith Yandle (3) celebrates his goal with teammates during the first period of an NHL hockey game against the Buffalo Sabres, Thursday, Feb. 1, 2018, in Buffalo, N.Y. (AP Photo/Jeffrey T. Barnes)

    Yandle has goal, 2 assists in Panthers' 4-2 win over Sabres

    Harri Sateri stopped the final 19 shots he faced and 30 overall, and Keith Yandle had a goal and two assists in leading the Florida Panthers to a 4-2 win over the Buffalo Sabres on Thursday night

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    Timothy Christian refocuses, holds off Fenton

    Timothy Christian defeated Fenton in a Metro Suburban Conference crossover girls basketball game.

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    Toronto Maple Leafs goaltender Curtis McElhinney defends the net during the second period of an NHL hockey game against the New York Rangers, Thursday, Feb. 1, 2018, at Madison Square Garden in New York. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)

    McElhinney stops 25 shots, Maple Leafs beat Rangers 4-0

    Curtis McElhinney stopped 25 shots to give the Toronto Maple Leafs their second straight shutout, 4-0 over the New York Rangers

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    Toronto Raptors forward Norman Powell (24) guards Washington Wizards guard Bradley Beal (3) during the second half of an NBA basketball game Thursday, Feb. 1, 2018, in Washington. The Wizards won 122-119. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

    Beal scores 25 in 2nd half as Wizards beat Raptors

    Bradley Beal scores 27 as Washington Wizards edge Toronto Raptors 122-119

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    Leonard scores 31, Colorado women end skid 69-65 over Utah

    Kennedy Leonard tied her career high 31 points, including the clinching free throws with 2.6 seconds left, and Colorado ended a six-game losing streak with a 69-65 win at Utah

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    Scouting Fox Valley area wrestling regionals

    Preview of Fox Valley area wrestling regionals

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    Larkin’s Kindrel Morris is triple-teamed by Rockford Lutheran in a boys basketball game Thursday in Elgin.

    Not pretty finish, but Larkin survives Rockford Lutheran

    Of Jalen Shaw’s many contributions to Larkin’s latest victory, his biggest was a free throw.

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    College Basketball Scores

    Thursday, Feb. 1EAST Coll. of Charleston 69, Northeastern 64 Drexel 76, James Madison 74 Hofstra 96, UNC-Wilmington 76 Mount St. Mary's 67, Robert Morris 42 St. Francis (Pa.) 74, Fairleigh Dickinson 60 St. Francis Brooklyn 73, Bryant 69 Temple 81, Wichita St. 79, OT Towson 75, Delaware 71 Villanova 98, Creighton 78 Wagner 72, CCSU 59 SOUTH Belmont 98, E. Kentucky 63 Charleston Southern 83, High Point 74 ETSU 96, Samford 76 FIU 76, Southern Miss. 70 Furman 85, Mercer 73 Liberty 77, Winthrop 61 Louisiana Tech 67, FAU 62 Middle Tennessee 66, Old Dominion 59 Presbyterian 67, Longwood 62 Radford 70, Gardner-Webb 66 Tennessee St. 61, Morehead St. 58 The Citadel 80, Wofford 78 UAB 76, Charlotte 64 UNC-Asheville 64, Campbell 57 UNC-Greensboro 73, VMI 51 W. Carolina 70, Chattanooga 68 William & Mary 99, Elon 92 MIDWEST Cleveland St. 77, Wright St. 74 Fort Wayne 85, Oral Roberts 75 Jacksonville St. 75, E. Illinois 56 Murray St. 87, SE Missouri 75 N. Kentucky 95, Youngstown St. 85 North Dakota 75, Montana St. 74 Northwestern 60, Wisconsin 52 S. Dakota St. 82, N. Dakota St. 63 South Dakota 80, W. Illinois 54 Tennessee Tech 68, SIU-Edwardsville 67 SOUTHWEST Georgia Southern 67, UALR 61 Georgia St. 77, Arkansas St. 66 Texas-Arlington 89, Appalachian St. 77 Tulsa 76, SMU 67 UTSA 81, Marshall 77 FAR WEST Gonzaga 69, San Diego 59 Idaho St. 63, N. Arizona 61 Weber St. 90, S. Utah 80 ___

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    College Basketball Scores

    Thursday, Feb. 1EAST Coll. of Charleston 69, Northeastern 64 Drexel 76, James Madison 74 Hofstra 96, UNC-Wilmington 76 Mount St. Mary's 67, Robert Morris 42 St. Francis (Pa.) 74, Fairleigh Dickinson 60 St. Francis Brooklyn 73, Bryant 69 Temple 81, Wichita St. 79, OT Towson 75, Delaware 71 Villanova 98, Creighton 78 Wagner 72, CCSU 59 SOUTH Belmont 98, E. Kentucky 63 Charleston Southern 83, High Point 74 ETSU 96, Samford 76 FIU 76, Southern Miss. 70 Furman 85, Mercer 73 Liberty 77, Winthrop 61 Louisiana Tech 67, FAU 62 Middle Tennessee 66, Old Dominion 59 Presbyterian 67, Longwood 62 Radford 70, Gardner-Webb 66 Tennessee St. 61, Morehead St. 58 The Citadel 80, Wofford 78 UAB 76, Charlotte 64 UNC-Asheville 64, Campbell 57 UNC-Greensboro 73, VMI 51 W. Carolina 70, Chattanooga 68 William & Mary 99, Elon 92 MIDWEST Cleveland St. 77, Wright St. 74 Fort Wayne 85, Oral Roberts 75 Jacksonville St. 75, E. Illinois 56 Murray St. 87, SE Missouri 75 N. Kentucky 95, Youngstown St. 85 North Dakota 75, Montana St. 74 Northwestern 60, Wisconsin 52 S. Dakota St. 82, N. Dakota St. 63 South Dakota 80, W. Illinois 54 Tennessee Tech 68, SIU-Edwardsville 67 SOUTHWEST Georgia Southern 67, UALR 61 Georgia St. 77, Arkansas St. 66 Texas-Arlington 89, Appalachian St. 77 Tulsa 76, SMU 67 UTSA 81, Marshall 77 FAR WEST Gonzaga 69, San Diego 59 Idaho St. 63, N. Arizona 61 Weber St. 90, S. Utah 80 ___

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    Naperville Central’s Mia Lakstigala scores in the first half.

    Images: Naperville Central vs. Naperville North, girls basketball

    Naperville North hosted Naperville Central for girls basketball action on February 1, 2018.

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    Detroit Pistons forward Blake Griffin (23) goes to the basket against Memphis Grizzlies guard Andrew Harrison during the first half of an NBA basketball game Thursday, Feb. 1, 2018, in Detroit. (AP Photo/Duane Burleson)

    Griffin scores 24 in Detroit's 104-102 win over Memphis

    Blake Griffin gets double-double in Detroit debut as Pistons edge Memphis Grizzlies 104-102

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    Top 25 Capsules

    Top 25 Capsules

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    Geneva shoots past St. Charles North

    The Geneva girls basketball team hit 11 three-pointers in a 67-39 win at St. Charles North Thursday night.

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    Boston Bruins defenseman Zdeno Chara, right, breaks up a shot by St. Louis Blues center Ivan Barbashev (49) as goalie Tuukka Rask drops to make a save during the first period of an NHL game in Boston, Thursday, Feb. 1, 2018. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

    Rask makes 32 saves, leads Bruins over Blues 3-1

    Tuukka Rask made 32 saves and extended his personal point streak to 19 games lifting the Boston Bruins to a 3-1 win over the St. Louis Blues

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    Jacksonville State rolls to 75-56 win over Eastern Illinois

    Jason Burnell finished with 17 points and nine rebounds, Christian Cunningham added a double-double and Jacksonville State dominated the second half and breezed to a 75-56 victory over Eastern Illinois

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    With 16-0 run, Purdue women stun No. 13 Michigan 81-79 in OT

    Dominique Oden scored 26 points, including the last four in regulation, and Karissa McLaughlin added 21, including back-to-back 3-pointers in overtime, and Purdue shocked No. 13 Purdue 81-79

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    Bears' Long indicates he's done with offseason surgeries

    Chicago Bears guard Kyle Long indicates he is done with offseason surgeries

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    New Jersey Devils center Nico Hischier (13), of Switzerland, celebrates his goal with center Blake Coleman (40) during the third period of an NHL hockey game against the Philadelphia Flyers, Thursday, Feb. 1, 2018, in Newark, N.J. Flyers players, from left, Alex Lyon, Scott Laughton and Robert Hagg, of Sweden, look on during the celebration. The Devils won 4-3. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)

    Hischier's late goal lifts Devils over Flyers 4-3

    Nico Hischier scored on a deflection with 1:27 to play and the New Jersey Devils rallied to beat the Philadelphia Flyers 4-3

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    BC-BKC--South Dakota-W. Illinois Long Box

    BC-BKC--South Dakota-W. Illinois Long Box SOUTH DAKOTA 80, W. ILLINOIS 54FGFTRebSOUTH DAKOTAMinM-AM-AO-TAPFPTSBurch-Manning233-72-51-9148Hagedorn258-141-23-91119Mooney254-72-20-83212Peterson234-62-21-10210Simpson223-70-00-2306Armstrong223-70-10-1008Doss162-42-21-7117Fuller121-43-42-3016Jech111-12-20-0124Power70-20-00-3020Sparks50-00-00-0000Umude30-10-00-1000Williams30-00-00-1000Stensgard30-10-00-0010Totals20029-6114-208-45101680 Percentages: FG .475, FT .700. 3-Point Goals: 8-21, .381 (Armstrong 2-3, Mooney 2-3, Hagedorn 2-5, Fuller 1-1, Doss 1-3, Peterson 0-1, Stensgard 0-1, Power 0-2, Simpson 0-2). Team Rebounds: 3. Team Turnovers: 10 (18 PTS). Blocked Shots: 1 (Burch-Manning). Turnovers: 10 (Burch-Manning 2, Armstrong, Fuller, Hagedorn, Mooney, Peterson, Power, Sparks, Umude). Steals: 8 (Simpson 3, Doss 2, Burch-Manning, Mooney, Umude). Technical Fouls: None. FGFTRebW. ILLINOISMinM-AM-AO-TAPFPTSGilbeck132-40-03-4154Duff363-95-61-10013Johnson234-110-00-4149Webster323-122-30-5219Ancrum353-101-11-7029Bruster240-36-80-2226Snyder181-40-00-4032Moxey71-20-00-1002Hughes60-10-00-0000Gavin30-00-00-0000Morgan30-10-00-1000Totals20017-5714-185-2961754 Percentages: FG .298, FT .778. 3-Point Goals: 6-19, .316 (Duff 2-4, Ancrum 2-6, Johnson 1-2, Webster 1-4, Snyder 0-1, Bruster 0-2). Team Rebounds: 2. Team Turnovers: 12 (9 PTS). Blocked Shots: 3 (Gilbeck, Morgan, Snyder).

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    BC-BKC--South Dakota-W. Illinois Box

    BC-BKC--South Dakota-W. Illinois Box SOUTH DAKOTA 80, W. ILLINOIS 54SOUTH DAKOTA (19-6) Hagedorn 8-14 1-2 19, Burch-Manning 3-7 2-5 8, Simpson 3-7 0-0 6, Peterson 4-6 2-2 10, Mooney 4-7 2-2 12, Sparks 0-0 0-0 0, Power 0-2 0-0 0, Fuller 1-4 3-4 6, Jech 1-1 2-2 4, Stensgard 0-1 0-0 0, Armstrong 3-7 0-1 8, Doss 2-4 2-2 7, Williams 0-0 0-0 0, Umude 0-1 0-0 0. Totals 29-61 14-20 80. W. ILLINOIS (10-11) Gilbeck 2-4 0-0 4, Johnson 4-11 0-0 9, Duff 3-9 5-6 13, Webster 3-12 2-3 9, Ancrum 3-10 1-1 9, Morgan 0-1 0-0 0, Gavin 0-0 0-0 0, Hughes 0-1 0-0 0, Snyder 1-4 0-0 2, Moxey 1-2 0-0 2, Bruster 0-3 6-8 6. Totals 17-57 14-18 54. Halftime_South Dakota 44-25. 3-Point Goals_South Dakota 8-21 (Armstrong 2-3, Mooney 2-3, Hagedorn 2-5, Fuller 1-1, Doss 1-3, Stensgard 0-1, Peterson 0-1, Simpson 0-2, Power 0-2), W. Illinois 6-19 (Duff 2-4, Ancrum 2-6, Johnson 1-2, Webster 1-4, Snyder 0-1, Bruster 0-2). Fouled Out_Gilbeck. Rebounds_South Dakota 45 (Hagedorn, Burch-Manning 9), W. Illinois 29 (Ancrum 7). Assists_South Dakota 10 (Simpson, Mooney 3), W. Illinois 6 (Bruster, Webster 2). Total Fouls_South Dakota 16, W. Illinois 17. A_567 (5,139).

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    1st place South Dakota State beats North Dakota State, 82-63

    Mike Daum scored 31 points and grabbed 13 rebounds as South Dakota State maintained its lock on first-place in the Summit League by rolling past rival North Dakota State

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    No. 20 Green Bay women avenge loss, top WKU 58-41

    Jessica Lindstrom scored 13 points and grabbed 11 rebounds and No. 20 Green Bay beat Northern Kentucky 58-41 to avenge its only Horizon League loss

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    Mayes sparks Wolfpack to upset of Florida State

    Akela Maize scored eight of her 18 points in the final five minutes as North Carolina State beat No. 10 Florida State 65-56 on Thursday night

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    LSU women knock off No. 17 Georgia 71-60

    Chloe Jackson scored 21 points, Ayana Mitchell and Raigyne Louis had double-doubles and LSU defeated No. 17 Georgia 71-60

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    Carolina Hurricanes' goalie Cam Ward guides the puck past the net during the first period of an NHL hockey game against the Montreal Canadiens in Raleigh, N.C., Thursday, Feb. 1, 2018. (AP Photo/Ben McKeown)

    Ward, Hurricanes beat Canadiens 2-0 for 3rd straight win

    Cam Ward stopped 27 shots in his second shutout of the season, and the Carolina Hurricanes beat the Montreal Canadiens 2-0

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    Carmel boys basketball starters from left, Kimahri Wilson, Damone Williams Gray, Johnny Roeser, Zion Kilpatrick and Evan Myers.

    Balance, brotherhood leading Carmel to a big season

    Carmel Catholic’s boys basketball team is making unselfish, balanced play its calling card this season.

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    Virginia's Felicia Aiyeotan (30) grabs a rebound over Louisville's Sam Fuehring (3) and Louisville's Myisha Hines-Allen (2) during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game Thursday, Feb. 1, 2018, in Charlottesville, Va. (Zach Wajsgras/The Daily Progress via AP)

    Durr's 21 lead No. 4 Louisville past Virginia, 77-41

    Asia Durr scored 21 points and No. 4 Louisville broke open a tight game with 16 consecutive points in the third quarter and beat Virginia 77-41 on Thursday night

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    Chicago State drops 58th straight to tie Division I record

    Chicago State dropped its 58th straight game to tie the longest Division I women's losing streak, falling 63-36 to Cal State Bakersfield on Thursday night

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    Connecticut head coach Geno Auriemma reacts to a play during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game against South Carolina Thursday, Feb. 1, 2018, in Columbia, S.C. (AP Photo/Sean Rayford)

    No. 1 UConn too much for No. 7 SC in 83-58 win

    Kia Nurse had 23 points and Katie Lou Samuelson had 20 as No. 1 UConn powered past defending national champion South Carolina 83-58 on Thursday night

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    College Basketball Scores

    Thursday, Feb. 1EAST Coll. of Charleston 69, Northeastern 64 Drexel 76, James Madison 74 Hofstra 96, UNC-Wilmington 76 Mount St. Mary's 67, Robert Morris 42 St. Francis (Pa.) 74, Fairleigh Dickinson 60 St. Francis Brooklyn 73, Bryant 69 Temple 81, Wichita St. 79, OT Towson 75, Delaware 71 Villanova 98, Creighton 78 Wagner 72, CCSU 59 SOUTH Belmont 98, E. Kentucky 63 Charleston Southern 83, High Point 74 ETSU 96, Samford 76 FIU 76, Southern Miss. 70 Furman 85, Mercer 73 Liberty 77, Winthrop 61 Louisiana Tech 67, FAU 62 Presbyterian 67, Longwood 62 Radford 70, Gardner-Webb 66 Tennessee St. 61, Morehead St. 58 The Citadel 80, Wofford 78 UAB 76, Charlotte 64 UNC-Asheville 64, Campbell 57 UNC-Greensboro 73, VMI 51 W. Carolina 70, Chattanooga 68 William & Mary 99, Elon 92 MIDWEST Cleveland St. 77, Wright St. 74 Fort Wayne 85, Oral Roberts 75 N. Kentucky 95, Youngstown St. 85 S. Dakota St. 82, N. Dakota St. 63 South Dakota 80, W. Illinois 54 SOUTHWEST UTSA 81, Marshall 77 ___

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    In his debut film “From The Ground Up,” former Libertyville football player Santino Panico chronicles, among other things, his participation in the 2016 New York City Marathon.

    Panico takes starring, long-distance role in healthy choices
    Libertyville’s Santino Panico, a standout on the high school’s 2003 state runner-up football team, has made a film about vegan athletes. It’s only the most recent chapter in his compelling personal story, which includes marathon running.

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    Notre Dame's Marina Mabrey (3) drives next to North Carolina's Jamie Cherry (10) during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game Thursday, Feb. 1, 2018, in South Bend, Ind. (AP Photo/Robert Franklin)

    Mabrey, Ogunbowale key No. 5 Notre Dame rout of Tar Heels

    Irish have season-high 28 assists on 37 baskets

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    Donna Foster puts a pair of sunglasses with "900 wins" printed on the lenses onto the head of her husband, Chattanooga coach Jim Foster, Thursday, Feb. 1, 2018, after the team's NCAA college basketball game against Western Carolina in Cullowhee, N.C. Foster won his 900th game as Chattanooga won 58-41. (Robin Rudd/Chattanooga Times Free Press via AP)

    Chattanooga's Jim Foster earns 900th career victory

    Chattanooga's Jim Foster earns 900th career victory to move into tie for 7th place on NCAA's all-time list

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    No. 12 Lady Vols rally in 4th to beat No. 14 Texas A&M 82-67

    No. 12 Tennessee dominates fourth quarter to break open close game as Lady Vols beat No. 14 Texas A&M 82-67

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    St. Francis (Bkn) staves off upset-minded Bryant, 73-69

    Glenn Sanabria scored 21 points and converted 3 of 4 from the free throw line in the final 22 seconds as St. Francis-Brooklyn came from three-points down in the final two minutes to stave off upset-minded Bryant, 73-69 in a Northeastern Conference battle

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    Suns waive center Greg Monroe

    Phoenix Suns waive center Greg Monroe in buyout agreement

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    Larkin’s Christopher Rose loses the ball out-of-bounds under the defense of Rockford Lutheran’s Kevin Rice in a boys basketball game Thursday in Elgin.

    Images: Larkin vs. Rockford Lutheran, boys basketball

    Larkin High School hosted Rockford Lutheran for boys basketball action on Thursday, Feb. 1, in Elgin.

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    No. 19 Duke women drop Georgia Tech 77-59, tie school mark

    Lexie Brown scored 24 points with six rebounds and six assists and No. 19 Duke tied the school record with its 30th straight regular-season home win, topping Georgia Tech 77-59

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    Benet sophomore Colin Crothers (55) is a key reason the Redwings are competing for the East Suburban Catholic Conference title.

    Random acts of basketball

    As we turn another page on the calendar, there’s plenty of DuPage County basketball to talk about.

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    Charles, Christinaki lift No. 11 Terp women past Rutgers

    Kaila Charles and Eleanna Christinaki combined for 42 points on 17-of-26 shooting and No. 11 Maryland rolled to an 88-60 win over Rutgers

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    OF Bourjos agrees to minor league deal with Cubs

    Outfielder Peter Bourjos agrees to minor league deal with Chicago Cubs

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    FILE - In this Friday, Dec. 15, 2017 file photo, Russia's winner Elena Nikitina celebrates after the women's Skeleton World Cup race in Innsbruck, Austria. Russian skeleton slider Elena Nikitina says she's aiming to compete at the Pyeongchang Olympics after the Court of Arbitration for Sport overturned her doping ban. (AP Photo/Kerstin Joensson, File)

    Q&A about Russian win in Olympic doping cases

    Some of 28 Russians who had their disqualifications from the 2014 Sochi Olympics overturned in a landmark legal ruling are expected to seek late entries to the Pyeongchang Games

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    Chicago Wolves captain Paul Thompson has gotten some much more from hockey than just a career on the ice.

    Meet Chicago Wolves captain Paul Thompson and his hockey-loving family

    Paul Thompson is the captain of the red-hot Chicago Wolves hockey team, but a chance encounter with another hockey-loving family led him to meet his future wife.

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    Notre Dame's Marina Mabrey (3) drives next to North Carolina's Jamie Cherry (10) during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game Thursday, Feb. 1, 2018, in South Bend, Ind. (AP Photo/Robert Franklin)

    UConn, Miss St, Louisville, Irish top seeds in NCAA reveal

    Notre Dame joins potential No. 1 seeds for NCAA women's tourney

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    Philadelphia Eagles running back Wendell Smallwood (28) runs during a practice for the NFL Super Bowl 52 football game Thursday, Feb. 1, 2018, in Minneapolis. Philadelphia is scheduled to face the New England Patriots Sunday. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)

    Eagles defensive tackle Tim Jernigan misses practice again

    Philadelphia Eagles starting defensive tackle Tim Jernigan missed his second straight practice because of an illness

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    FILE - In this April 12, 2017, file photo, Arizona Diamondbacks pitcher Shelby Miller (26) throws against the San Francisco Giants during the first inning of a baseball game in San Francisco. Miller has won his salary arbitration case against Arizona after missing most of last season due to a torn elbow ligament, a decision that gave players a 2-0 record in decisions this year. Miller was awarded a $200,000 raise to $4.9 million on Thursday, Feb. 1, 2018, by arbitrators. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu, File)

    Injured Arizona RHP Miller wins in arbitration; players 2-0

    Injured Arizona RHP Shelby Miller wins in arbitration as players improve to 2-0 this year

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    Ashland sets Division II record for consecutive wins

    Ashland University women's basketball team set the Division II record for consecutive wins with its 58th straight victory

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    Ex-player sues TCU, Patterson, alleging abuse, harassment

    Former TCU wide receiver Kolby Listenbee is suing the university and football coach Gary Patterson, alleging Horned Frogs coaches harassed him into playing with an injured groin, compromising his future in football

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    Michigan State hires Chuck Bullough as defensive coach

    Michigan State hires Chuck Bullough as defensive ends coach

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    Major League Baseball commissioner Rob Manfred speaks during a news conference at the baseball owners meetings in the Four Seasons Hotel, Thursday, Feb. 1, 2018, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

    MLB would drop 2018 pitch clock if players agree to phase-in

    Major League Baseball has offered to drop its proposal for a pitch clock this year and also would go without one in 2019 if the average time of a nine-inning game drops to at least 2 hours, 55 minutes this season

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    FILE- In this July 6, 2017, file photo, Minnesota Lynx guard Renee Montgomery, front, and Los Angeles Sparks guard Chelsea Gray watch the ball get away during the second quarter of a WNBA basketball game in St. Paul, Minn. Montgomery, who won two WNBA championships with the Minnesota Lynx, has signed a multi-year contract with the Atlanta Dream. (Elizabeth Flores/Star Tribune via AP, File)

    Dream sign 2-time WNBA champion Renee Montgomery

    2-time WNBA champion Renee Montgomery signs multi-year deal with Atlanta Dream

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    New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski (87) warms up during a practice Thursday, Feb. 1, 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 cleared to play in Super Bowl after concussion

    Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski has been cleared from the concussion protocol and will play in Sunday's Super Bowl against the Philadelphia Eagles

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    Missouri AD wants to move on from South Carolina talk

    Missouri athletic director Jim Sterk says he is done talking about alleged mistreatment by fans at South Carolina

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    FILE - In this Feb. 6, 2005, file photo, Philadelphia Eagles running back Brian Westbrook celebrates his 10-yard touchdown reception in the third quarter against the New England Patriots during Super Bowl XXXIX at Alltel Stadium in Jacksonville, Fla. The two teams meet in a rematch in Super Bowl 52 on Sunday, Feb. 4, 2018, in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip, File)

    McNabb's disputed puke upstaged T.O. in previous matchup

    Donovan's McNabb's disputed upchucking actually upstaged Terrell Owens' remarkable performance in the Super Bowl the previous time the Eagles faced the Patriots

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    Mark Appel, top pick of 2013 draft, quitting baseball

    Pitcher Mark Appel, the No. 1 overall pick of the 2013 amateur draft, has walked away from baseball without every throwing a pitch in the major leagues

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    Memphis Grizzlies guard Tyreke Evans, right, drives against Phoenix Suns forward Josh Jackson in the first half of an NBA basketball game Monday, Jan. 29, 2018, in Memphis, Tenn. (AP Photo/Brandon Dill)

    Evans out for Grizzlies as trade speculation swirls

    Tyreke Evans is not with the Memphis Grizzlies for Thursday night's game at Detroit as trade speculation swirls around the veteran guard

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    DeMaurice Smith, executive director of the NFL Players Association, speaks during a news conference at the NFL Super Bowl 52 Thursday, Feb. 1, 2018, in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

    NFLPA boss: "We prepare for war" over new labor agreement

    DeMaurice Smith dismissed with one word a question about his union's labor deal with the NFL being extended: no.

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    FILE - In this Saturday, Jan. 13, 2018, file photo, Philadelphia Eagles' Jay Ajayi (36) carries the ball during an NFL divisional playoff football game against the Atlanta Falcon in Philadelphia. The Eagles and the New England Patriots are set to meet in Super Bowl 52 on Sunday, Feb. 4, 2018, in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)

    Super Bowl winners mostly lack star running backs these days

    The Tom Brady-Bill Belichick dynasty actually lacks something: a 100-yard rusher in the Super Bowl for the New England Patriots

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    FILE- In this Jan. 1, 2018, file photo, Chicago Bulls forward Nikola Mirotic, left, defends against Portland Trail Blazers forward Al-Farouq Aminu (8) during the second half of an NBA basketball game in Chicago. A person familiar with the decision says the New Orleans Pelicans have acquired forward Nikola Mirotic and a second-round draft pick from the Chicago Bulls for center Omer Asik, guards Jameer Nelson and Tony Allen, and a future first-round pick. The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity Thursday, Feb. 1, 2018, because neither team has announced the trade. (AP Photo/David Banks, File)

    Pelicans acquire Mirotic from Bulls for 3 players and pick

    Pelicans acquire Mirotic, 2nd-round pick from Bulls for 3 players and a first-round draft choice

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    FC Barcelona's Luis Suarez celebrates after scoring during the Spanish Copa del Rey, semifinal, first leg, soccer match between FC Barcelona and Valencia at the Camp Nou stadium in Barcelona, Spain, Thursday, Feb. 1, 2018. (AP Photo/Manu Fernandez)

    Suarez scores as Barcelona beats Valencia 1-0 in Copa semis

    Luis Suarez has scored a second-half winner off a cross by Lionel Messi and Barcelona has defeated Valencia 1-0 in the first leg of the Copa del Rey semifinals

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    College Basketball Schedule

    All Times ESTFriday, Feb. 2EAST Manhattan at Siena, 7 p.m. Yale at Princeton, 7 p.m. Dartmouth at Cornell, 7 p.m. Harvard at Columbia, 7 p.m. Brown at Penn, 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. Niagara at St. Peter's, 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 Binghamton at Maine, 1 p.m. Dayton at UMass, 2 p.m. Fairleigh Dickinson at Robert Morris, 2 p.m. Boston U. at Lehigh, 2 p.m. American U. at Army, 3 p.m. CCSU at Sacred Heart, 3:30 p.m. Virginia at Syracuse, 4 p.m. Davidson at George Washington, 4 p.m. Purdue at Rutgers, 4 p.m. UNC-Wilmington at Northeastern, 4 p.m. St. Francis (Pa.) at Mount St. Mary's, 4 p.m. Holy Cross at Loyola (Md.), 4 p.m. St. Francis Brooklyn at Wagner, 4 p.m. Kansas St. at West Virginia, 4 p.m. Saint Joseph's at La Salle, 4 p.m. Vermont at UMBC, 4 p.m. LIU Brooklyn at Bryant, 4 p.m. Brown at Princeton, 6 p.m. Iowa at Penn St., 6 p.m. Harvard at Cornell, 6 p.m. St. Bonaventure at Duquesne, 6:30 p.m. Hartford at Stony Brook, 7 p.m. New Hampshire at Albany (NY), 7 p.m. Yale at Penn, 7 p.m. Coll. of Charleston at Hofstra, 7 p.m. Lafayette at Bucknell, 7 p.m. Dartmouth at Columbia, 7 p.m. SOUTH Notre Dame at NC State, Noon Houston at UCF, Noon Furman at The Citadel, 1 p.m. Memphis at East Carolina, 2 p.m. Miami at Virginia Tech, 2 p.m. Radford at Winthrop, 2 p.m. Liberty at Longwood, 2 p.m. Clemson at Wake Forest, 2 p.m. Charleston Southern at Gardner-Webb, 3 p.m. Louisiana-Lafayette at Louisiana-Monroe, 3 p.m. Arkansas at LSU, 3:30 p.m. Towson at James Madison, 4 p.m. Hampton at NC A&T, 4 p.m. Belmont at Morehead St., 4 p.m. Florida A&M at Howard, 4 p.m. Alabama at Florida, 4 p.m. Florida St. at Louisville, 4 p.m. Chattanooga at ETSU, 4 p.m. Delaware St. at NC Central, 4 p.m. Drexel at William & Mary, 4 p.m. Coppin St. at Bethune-Cookman, 4 p.m. SC-Upstate at Kennesaw St., 4:30 p.m. Presbyterian at UNC-Asheville, 4:30 p.m. McNeese St. at Northwestern St., 4:30 p.m. George Mason at Richmond, 4:30 p.m. Wofford at Mercer, 4:30 p.m. NJIT at Lipscomb, 5 p.m. Alabama St. at MVSU, 5 p.m. South Alabama at Troy, 5:15 p.m. Nicholls at New Orleans, 5:15 p.m. SC State at Savannah St., 6 p.m. Cent. Arkansas at SE Louisiana, 6 p.m. Florida Gulf Coast at Jacksonville, 6 p.m. Georgia at Mississippi St., 6 p.m. Mississippi at Tennessee, 6 p.m. Alcorn St. at Jackson St., 6:30 p.m. Morgan St. at Norfolk St., 6:30 p.m. Southern U. at Grambling St., 6:30 p.m. Tennessee St. at E. Kentucky, 7 p.m. Southern Miss. at FAU, 7 p.m. Louisiana Tech at FIU, 7 p.m. Middle Tennessee at Charlotte, 7 p.m. Delaware at Elon, 7 p.m. Murray St. at UT Martin, 7 p.m. Stetson at North Florida, 7 p.m.

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    FILE - In this Wednesday, Jan. 24, 2018 file photo, New England Patriots cornerback Eric Rowe takes questions from reporters in the team's locker room in Foxborough, Mass. Eric Rowe was in a daze after being told he was being traded from Philadelphia to New England in September of 2016, wondering why the team that drafted in the second round a year earlier no longer wanted him. (AP Photo/Steven Senne, File)

    Text from Jenkins helped Pats' Rowe after trade from Eagles

    Eric Rowe credits text message from former Eagles' teammate Jenkins in helping jumpstart his career with Patriots

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    Conant’s Tommy Santangelo wrestles Wheeling’s Eric Le in the 106-pound championship match Saturday in the Mid-Suburban League meet at Rolling Meadows. Conant will compete in the Schaumbur regional on Saturday, while Wheeling is in action at Glenbrook South.

    Wrestling: Regional scouting, Northwest

    Here’s what to expect from this weekend’s individual high school wrestling regionals, from the perspective of teams in the Mid-Suburban League plus Maine West, St. Viator and Leyden.

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    With teammate Chris Johnson (32) injured, Tom Welch (1) has stepped up for Naperville North.

    Naperville North’s Welch stepping up in Johnson’s absence

    Boys basketball: Naperville North is persevering during Chris Johnson’s injury absence.

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    FILE - In this Dec. 31, 2017 photo, Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers watches from the sideline during the second half of an NFL football game against the Detroit Lions in Detroit. Rodgers wants to follow Tom Brady's path and still chuck it when he's in his 40s. He also accepts that in today's NFL he might again follow Brett Favre's footsteps and one day don something other than the green and gold. (AP Photo/Duane Burleson, File)

    Rodgers wants to follow in Brady's footsteps

    Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers wants to play into his 40s like Patriots quarterback Tom Brady

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    Rutgers withdraws from two-game football series with UCLA

    Rutgers has withdrawn from a two-game football series with UCLA scheduled for 2020 and 2021

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    Larkin closing in on Upstate Eight River crown

    The Larkin boys basketball team can take a big step toward its first Upstate Eight River title in four years with a win at Batavia on Saturday.

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    FILE - In this Dec. 31, 2017 photo, Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers watches from the sideline during the second half of an NFL football game against the Detroit Lions in Detroit. Rodgers wants to follow Tom Brady's path and still chuck it when he's in his 40s. He also accepts that in today's NFL he might again follow Brett Favre's footsteps and one day don something other than the green and gold. (AP Photo/Duane Burleson, File)

    Rodgers wants to play as long as Brady

    Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers wants to play into his 40s like Patriots quarterback Tom Brady

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    Super Bowl legacy fund helps kids get active, healthy

    Over the past year, the Minnesota Super Bowl Host Committee has awarded $5.5 million to help improve children's health around the state

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    Matthieu Reeb, CAS Secretary General, speaks during a press conference about Russian athletes who are challenging the decisions taken by the Disciplinary Commission of the International Olympic Committee (IOC DC) ahead of the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea, Thursday, Feb. 1, 2018. (AP Photo/Felipe Dana)

    28 Russians have Olympic doping bans lifted

    Twenty-eight Russian athletes have had their Olympic doping bans overturned, throwing the International Olympic Committee's policy on the country into turmoil

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    Penguins' Conor Sheary 'week to week' with lower-body injury

    Penguins forward Conor Sheary out indefinitely after injuring lower body against San Jose

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    Indians utility man Martinez tears Achilles, out 6 months

    Indians' Michael Martinez's has Achilles surgery, out 6 months; career could be in jeopardy

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    MacKinnon sidelined 2 to 4 weeks with upper-body injury

    The Colorado Avalanche will be without leading scorer Nathan MacKinnon for two to four weeks with an upper-body injury

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    FILE - In this Jan. 14, 2016, file photo Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker Ryan Shazier (50) waits to run a drill during an NFL football practice in Pittsburgh. Shazier was released from the hospital on Thursday, Feb. 1, 2018, nearly two months after suffering a spinal injury in a victory over Cincinnati. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar, File)

    Steelers' Shazier released from hospital after spinal injury

    Injured Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker Ryan Shazier is going home

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    UConn drops ticket prices after another losing season

    The University of Connecticut has dropped the price of its football season tickets in the wake of another losing season

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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)

    Portland's CJ McCollum joins the 50-point club

    Portland's CJ McCollum had a 50-point game in a victory over Chicago

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    Lynx re-sign 14-year pro, 4-time All-Star forward Brunson

    The Minnesota Lynx have re-signed forward Rebekkah Brunson

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    FILE - In this June 10, 2016, file photo, former WNBA player Jackie Stiles is interviewed before an induction ceremony into the Women's Basketball Hall of Fame in Knoxville, Tenn. The farming town of Claflin, Kan., is helping raise money for Stiles as she prepares for surgery Friday, Feb. 2, 2018, to treat her ocular melanoma. (Adam Lau/Knoxville News Sentinel via AP, File)

    Kansas hometown helps basketball legend Stiles fight cancer

    The tiny Kansas hometown of a legendary former women's basketball player who set college scoring records is raising money to help its favorite daughter fight a rare form of cancer

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    Miami Heat's Goran Dragic (7), from Slovenia, drives past Cleveland Cavaliers' Dwyane Wade (9) in the second half of an NBA basketball game, Wednesday, Jan. 31, 2018, in Cleveland. The Cavaliers won 91-89. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)

    Heat's Goran Dragic selected as All-Star replacement

    Miami's Goran Dragic is an All-Star for the first time, replacing Kevin Love on the Team LeBron roster

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    FILE - In this Wednesday, Jan.17, 2018 file photo, PSG's Angel Di Maria celebrates after scoring during his French League One soccer match between Paris-Saint-Germain and Dijon, at the Parc des Princes stadium in Paris, France. Angel Di Maria has arguably been PSG’s best player in recent weeks, scoring six goals in his past seven games and playing with the flair that once made him one of soccer’s most sought-after wingers. As the transfer window shut at midnight on Wednesday, Jan. 31, Di Maria was preparing for Saturday’s French league game away to Lille. Some contrast from the final days of the summer transfer window, when it seemed PSG’s major priority was to sell him.(AP Photo/Thibault Camus, file)

    Months after possible exit, Di Maria is back in favor at PSG

    Five months after he seemed destined to be sold off, Angel Di Maria has become one of the first names on Paris Saint-Germain's team sheet

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    Roberto Fabbricini, newly named special commisioner of the Italian Soccer Federation (FIGC) attends a press conference at CONI headquarters in Rome Thursday, Feb. 1, 2018. Fabbricini was appointed emergency leader of the Italian soccer federation on Thursday after a 10-hour election earlier this week failed to find a replacement for Carlo Tavecchio.(Massimo Percossi/ANSA via AP)

    Fabbricini named emergency leader of Italy soccer federation

    Roberto Fabbricini has been appointed emergency leader of the Italian soccer federation after elections earlier this week failed to find a replacement for Carlo Tavecchio

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    FILE - In this Dec. 6, 2015, file photo, the New England Patriots, right, and the Philadelphia Eagle get set for the snap at the line of scrimmage during an NFL football game at Gillette Stadium in Foxborough, Mass. The two teams are set to meet in Super Bowl 52 on Sunday, Feb. 4, 2018, in Minneapolis. (Winslow Townson/AP Images for Panini via AP, File)

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    Naloxone has kept hundreds of people in the suburbs from dying of overdoses, but it’s time to go further to save addicts.

    Moving beyond naloxone to save addicts

    Naloxone has brought hundreds of suburban people back from the brink of overdose deaths. It’s time to move beyond that success with strong and coordinated efforts to bring them back from addiction, a Daily Herald editorial says.

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    Can Trump sustain newfound aura of gravitas?

    Columnist Kathleen Parker: It was a good speech.Calm down. I said good.

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    On immigration, Trump goes for it all

    Columnist Byron York: Back in 2015, before the presidential primaries began, a voter asked candidate Donald Trump if he believed compromise should be part of politics.

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    Must we wait until 2020?
    A Des Plaines letter to the editor: First it was a $130,000 payoff to an adult film star for one-night stand.

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    Liberals refuse to work with new majority
    A Wood Dale letter to the editor: As the liberals, leftists, “progressives” who have been in charge over all in the past decade have systematically marginalized, if not negated, our Constitution, apparently assuming that “we the people” were following their socialist ideologies, there was resistance building.

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