Daily Archive : Sunday February 4, 2018

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    File-This Sept. 26, 2017, file photo shows Minnesota Twins starting pitcher Bartolo Colon throwing against the Cleveland Indians during the first inning in a baseball game in Cleveland. Colon has agreed to a minor league contract with the Texas Rangers, and the 44-year-old right-hander will attend big league spring training. Colon would get a $1.75 million, one-year contract if added to the 40-man roster under the terms of the deal agreed to Sunday, Feb. 4, 2018. (AP Photo/Ron Schwane, File)

    Rangers give 44-year-old Bartolo Colon a minor league deal

    Bartolo Colon has agreed to a minor league contract with the Texas Rangers, and the 44-year-old right-hander will attend big league spring training.

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    IOC President Thomas Bach speaks during the opening ceremony of the 132nd IOC session ahead of the 2018 Winter Olympics in Gangneung, South Korea, Monday, Feb. 5, 2018. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)

    IOC rejects 15 Russian athletes whose bans were lifted

    The International Olympic Committee has turned down a request to invite 15 Russian athletes to the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics

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    Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Nick Foles (9) walks on the field after winning the NFL Super Bowl 52 football game against the New England Patriots, Sunday, Feb. 4, 2018, in Minneapolis. The Eagles won 41-33. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)

    Nick Foles a Super Bowl MVP and unlikely folk hero in Philly

    Backup quarterback Nick Foles, who was once traded away from Philadelphia, delivers the city its first Super Bowl championship

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    Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Nick Foles (9) celebrates a touchdown with head coach Doug Pederson, during the first half of the NFL Super Bowl 52 football game against the New England Patriots, Sunday, Feb. 4, 2018, in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)

    Aggressive playcalling helps Eagles capture first Super Bowl

    Doug Pederson called for a pass to his quarterback on fourth down, went for 2-point conversions when the chart said otherwise and stuck with the same aggressive approach in the biggest game of his coaching career.

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    Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver Alshon Jeffery catches a touchdown pass over New England Patriots cornerback Eric Rowe during the first half of the NFL Super Bowl 52 football game Sunday, Feb. 4, 2018, in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)

    Patriots defense pushed around in Super Bowl loss to Eagles

    Without Malcolm Butler, Patriots defense picked apart by Eagles in 41-33 Super Bowl loss

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    Philadelphia Eagles tight end Zach Ertz scores past New England Patriots free safety Devin McCourty during the second half of the NFL Super Bowl 52 football game Sunday, Feb. 4, 2018, in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)

    Foles, Eagles outshoot Patriots for 1st Super Bowl, 41-33

    Eagles win first Lombardi Trophy as Foles outduels Brady in a shootout for the ages

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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)

    Rozner: Pace of MLB conversation remains sluggish

    Baseball wants more scoring, a higher strike zone and more pitching changes. And it wants shorter games. Just a few problems with that.

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    Starting pitcher Yu Darvish is at the high end of the many free agents who have yet to sign this off-season. (AP Photo/Tim Bradbury, Pool)

    Rozner: MLB players have only themselves to blame for slow free agent market

    It would be fun to blame MLB’s billionaire owners, but the players signed a bad CBA and this poor free-agent market is the result.

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    College Basketball Scores

    Sunday, Feb. 4EAST Boston College 80, Georgia Tech 72, OT Canisius 73, St. Peter's 58 Colgate 69, Navy 64 Iona 98, Marist 64 Niagara 96, Monmouth (NJ) 91 Rider 74, Quinnipiac 59 Villanova 92, Seton Hall 76 SOUTH Maryland 68, Wisconsin 63 Temple 83, Tulane 76 Tulsa 63, South Florida 54 MIDWEST Ill.-Chicago 78, Detroit 69 Oakland 82, IUPUI 74 Ohio St. 75, Illinois 67 FAR WEST Arizona St. 88, Washington St. 78 ___

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    Philadelphia Eagles' Brandon Graham, center, strips the ball from New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady during the second half of the NFL Super Bowl 52 football game Sunday, Feb. 4, 2018, in Minneapolis. The Eagles recovered the fumble. (AP Photo/Matt York)

    Graham's strip-sack of Brady hands Super Bowl to Eagles

    The stage was set for another dramatic Super Bowl comeback for Tom Brady and the New England Patriots

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    Philadelphia Eagles’ Nick Foles holds up the Vince Lombardi Trophy after the NFL Super Bowl 52 football game against the New England Patriots, Sunday, Feb. 4, 2018, in Minneapolis. The Eagles won 41-33.

    Eagles fly to Super Bowl victory over Patriots

    With a backup quarterback and the weight of history against them, the Philadelphia Eagles won Super Bowl LII on Sunday in Minneapolis over the defending champion New England Patriots.

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    ICAS's Coates responds to Bach over IOC concerns

    ICAS's Coates responds to Bach over IOC concerns at Russian doping bans

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    Philadelphia Eagles tight end Zach Ertz (86) reacts to a play, during the first half of the NFL Super Bowl 52 football game against the New England Patriots, Sunday, Feb. 4, 2018, in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)

    The Latest: Foles TD pass puts Eagles in front again 38-33

    Latest from the Super Bowl: Nick Foles threw an 11-yard touchdown pass to Zach Ertz, and the Philadelphia Eagles took a 38-33 lead over the defending champion New England Patriots

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    People gather to watch a broadcast of the Super Bowl in the Main Press Center at the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea, Monday, Feb. 5, 2018. (AP Photo/Peter Morgan)

    Super Breakfast: NFL's big game on tap at Winter Olympics

    At the Winter Olympics in South Korea, the Super Bowl is prime breakfast viewing

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    Chicago Bulls center Robin Lopez, center, shoots as Los Angeles Clippers guard Avery Bradley, left, and center DeAndre Jordan defend during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Saturday, Feb. 3, 2018, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

    Chicago Bulls make their move in race for NBA’s worst record

    The Chicago Bulls have a chance to gain ground in the race for the NBA’s worst record when they face Sacramento. Already riding a six-game losing streak, the Bulls won’t get Lauri Markkanen back after all on Monday.

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    Chicago Blackhawks’ Corey Crawford, left, was able to get on the ice Saturday morning after being on injured reserve since Dec. 27. The team was hopeful he would be able to do the same on Sunday, but his overall status is still unknown.

    Chicago Blackhawks’ Crawford hits the ice, but overall status still unknown

    Blackhawks coach Joel Quenneville told reporters that Corey Crawford was able to get on the ice Saturday morning and the team was hopeful he would be able to do the same again Sunday.

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    Chicago Blackhawks forward Vinnie Hinostroza, right, is a speedy winger who could help give another team a boost. He’s a restricted free agent after this season who would probably re-sign at a reasonable cost so it’s unlikely GM Stan Bowman will let him go unless the offer is too good to refuse.

    Blackhawks GM Bowman needs to decide: Playoffs or rebuild?

    It’s looking more and more like the Chicago Blackhawks will miss the playoffs this season, meaning GM Stan Bowman may look to unload some players for prospects or draft picks. John Dietz takes a look at what may transpire leading up to the Feb. 26 trade deadline.

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    Alexander Zverev of Germany, center, celebrates with his team after he won his match against Nick Kyrgios of Australia at the Davis Cup World Group first round in Brisbane, Australia, Sunday, Feb. 4, 2018. (AP Photo/Tertius Pickard)

    France advances to Davis Group QFs, Spain to host Germany

    Defending champion France advanced to the quarterfinals of the Davis Cup after beating the Netherlands 3-1 Sunday for its eighth win in nine matches at home

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    Top 25 Capsules

    Top 25 Capsules

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    Stanford's Nadia Fingall, left, Alanna Smith, and Marta Sniezek celebrate with Brittany McPhee, right, after she led the team in scoring to defeat Oregon in an NCAA college basketball game in Eugene, Ore., Sunday, Feb 4, 2018. (Chris Pietsch/The Register-Guard)

    McPhee helps No. 24 Stanford upset No. 6 Oregon 78-65

    Brittany McPhee scored 31 of her career-high 33 points in the second half to lead No. 24 Stanford to a 78-65 upset of No. 6 Oregon

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    CORRECTS TO SUNDAY NOT SATURDAY - Charlotte Hornets guard Kemba Walker, left, drives to the basket as Phoenix Suns' Dragan Bender defends during the first half of an NBA basketball game Sunday, Feb. 4, 2018, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Ralph Freso)

    Hornets rally from 21 down to beat Suns 115-110

    Nicolas Batum scored 22 points and the Charlotte Hornets rallied from a 21-point second-half deficit to beat the Phoenix Suns 115-110

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    FILE - In this Nov. 24, 2017, file photo, Meagan Duhamel, right, and Eric Radford, left, of Canada, perform during the pairs short program at the Bridgestone Skate America in Lake Placid, N.Y. Duhamel and Radford are focused squarely on the Pyeongchang Olympics, where the pairs team from Canada will contend for a gold medal inside Gangneung Ice Arena in the next couple weeks. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson, File)

    Many big-name skaters headed to Winter Games for final time

    This will be the final Olympic Games for a large contingent of figure skating royalty, the end of an era for a group that's been around for two or three cycles

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    Los Angeles Lakers center Brook Lopez, left, fouls Oklahoma City Thunder guard Russell Westbrook (0) as Westbrook shoots in the first half of an NBA basketball game in Oklahoma City, Sunday, Feb. 4, 2018. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)

    Lopez scores 20, Lakers top Thunder 108-104

    Lopez, Lakers send Thunder to 4th loss in row, 108-104

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    Sporting wastes chance to reach the top in Portugal

    Sporting Lisbon wasted a chance to take the lead in the Portuguese league after a 2-0 loss at Estoril

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    Edmark, Ibis lead Arizona State women over Washington State

    Courtney Edmark made four 3-pointers and scored 18 points and Kianna Ibis added 16 to lead Arizona State to a 77-51 victory over Washington State.

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    Williams reaches 1,000, No. 14 Texas A&M women beat Auburn

    Danni Williams scored 20 to reach 1,000 career points and the nation's top-scoring freshman, Chennedy Carter, added 23 and No. 14 Texas A&M beat Auburn 78-59 for its 11th straight win in the series

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    New York Rangers left wing Jimmy Vesey (26) falls to the ice after taking a hard hit from a Nashville Predators player in the second period of an NHL hockey game Saturday, Feb. 3, 2018, in Nashville, Tenn. (George Walker IV/The Tennessean via AP)

    NHL suspends Predators' Forsberg 3 games for hit on Vesey

    NHL suspends Nashville Predators forward Filip Forsberg for 3 games for late hit on Rangers forward Jimmy Vesey

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    Monaco rallies from 2-0 down and a red card to beat Lyon 3-2

    Monaco overcame a two-goal deficit and a red card to beat Lyon 3-2, leapfrogging its rival to move up to third place in the French league

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    McWilliams has 19, No. 16 Oregon State women drop Cal 68-48

    Katie McWilliams scored 14 of her season-high 19 in the first quarter and No. 16 Oregon State rolled to a 68-48 win over No. 25 California

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    FC Barcelona's Gerard Pique, center, celebrates after scoring during the Spanish La Liga soccer match between Espanyol and FC Barcelona at RCDE stadium in Cornella Llobregat, Spain, Sunday, Feb. 4, 2018. (AP Photo/Manu Fernandez)

    Barcelona's Pique scores late to silence Espanyol crowd

    Gerard Pique scored a late equalizer for Barcelona in a 1-1 draw at Espanyol as the Spanish league leader narrowly avoided losing to its crosstown rival for the second time in less than three weeks

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    Toronto Raptors guard DeMar DeRozan (10) dunks during first-half NBA basketball game action against the Memphis Grizzlies in Toronto, Sunday, Feb. 4, 2018. (Chris Young/The Canadian Press via AP)

    Wright scores 15 points as Raptors beat Grizzlies 101-86

    Delon Wright scores 15 points as Raptors pull away in fourth quarter to beat slumping Grizzlies 101-86

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    Montreal Canadiens left wing Artturi Lehkonen (62) throws a puck to fans after being voted first star following an NHL hockey game against the Ottawa Senators in Montreal, Sunday, Feb. 4, 2018. (Graham Hughes/The Canadian Press via AP)

    Lehkonen scores twice, Canadiens top Senators 4-1

    Artturi Lehkonen broke out of a 24-game scoring slump with a pair of goals as the Montreal Canadiens defeated the Ottawa Senators 4-1

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    San Jose Sharks' Marc-Edouard Vlasic (44) collides with Carolina Hurricanes' Jordan Staal (11) during the third period of an NHL hockey game, Sunday, Feb. 4, 2018, in Raleigh, N.C. (AP Photo/Karl B DeBlaker)

    Burns, Sharks turn back Hurricanes 3-1

    Brent Burns had a goal and an assist, and the San Jose Sharks beat the Carolina Hurricanes 3-1

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    PAOK extends lead in Greece, Olympiakos upset by AEK

    Aleksandar Prijovic scored twice and set up another goal, all in the first half, to lead PAOK to a 3-1 victory at Giannena in the Greek league

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    Charles leads No. 11 Maryland women past Nebraska 64-57

    Kaila Charles scored 25 points with a career-high 16 rebounds and three blocked shots and No. 11 Maryland turned back Nebraska 64-57

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    Boston Celtics forward Al Horford (42) launches the game-winning shot during the second half of an NBA basketball game against the Portland Trail Blazers, Sunday, Feb. 4, 2018, in Boston. (AP Photo/Mary Schwalm)

    Horford hits at buzzer, Celtics top Trail Blazers 97-96

    Al Horford made a 15-foot fadeaway jumper at the buzzer and the Boston Celtics finished off the Portland Trail Blazers 97-96, giving New England fans a few hours to get home before the Super Bowl

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    FILE - In this Jan. 20, 2018, file photo, Cleveland Cavaliers head coach Tyronn Lue reacts in the first half of an NBA basketball game against the Oklahoma City Thunder in Cleveland. A person with direct knowledge of the situation says the Cavaliers have no plans to fire Lue despite the team’s troubling slide. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak, File)

    AP source: Struggling Cavaliers don't plan to fire coach Lue

    A person with direct knowledge of the situation says the Cleveland Cavaliers are not planning to fire coach Tyronn Lue despite the team's troubling slide

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    Patriots DT Alan Branch among Super Bowl inactives

    Defensive tackle Alan Branch is among the inactives for the New England Patriots in the Super Bowl against the Philadelphia Eagles

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    Cryor leads Rutgers women to 63-56 upset of No. 13 Michigan

    Reserve Ciani Cryor matcher her season high with 16 points, nine in a late 12-0 run, and Rutgers upset No. 13 Michigan 63-56 to end a four-game losing streak

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    Juventus' Gonzalo Higuain scores a goal during the Italian Serie A soccer match between Juventus and Sassuolo at the Allianz Stadium in Turin, Italy, Sunday, Feb. 4, 2018. (Alessandro Di Marco/ANSA via AP)

    Higuain scores hat trick in 7-goal Juventus rout

    Gonzalo Higuain scored a hat trick as Juventus swept past Sassuolo 7-0 on Sunday to strengthen its pursuit of a seventh straight Serie A title

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    College Basketball Scores

    Sunday, Feb. 4EAST Boston College 80, Georgia Tech 72, OT Canisius 73, St. Peter's 58 Colgate 69, Navy 64 Iona 98, Marist 64 Niagara 96, Monmouth (NJ) 91 Rider 74, Quinnipiac 59 Villanova 92, Seton Hall 76 SOUTH Maryland 68, Wisconsin 63 Temple 83, Tulane 76 Tulsa 63, South Florida 54 MIDWEST Ill.-Chicago 78, Detroit 69 Oakland 82, IUPUI 74 Ohio St. 75, Illinois 67 ___

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    College Basketball Scores

    Sunday, Feb. 4EAST Boston College 80, Georgia Tech 72, OT Canisius 73, St. Peter's 58 Colgate 69, Navy 64 Iona 98, Marist 64 Niagara 96, Monmouth (NJ) 91 Rider 74, Quinnipiac 59 Villanova 92, Seton Hall 76 SOUTH Maryland 68, Wisconsin 63 Temple 83, Tulane 76 Tulsa 63, South Florida 54 MIDWEST Ill.-Chicago 78, Detroit 69 Oakland 82, IUPUI 74 Ohio St. 75, Illinois 67 ___

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    Louisville's Asia Durr, left, covers Syracuse's Gabrielle Cooper, right, in the first quarter of an NCAA college basketball game in Syracuse, N.Y., Sunday, Feb. 4, 2018. (AP Photo/Nick Lisi)

    Durr scores 27, No. 4 Louisville beats Syracuse 84-77

    Asia Durr scores 27, Myisha Hines-Allen adds 19 and 11 rebounds, and No. 4 Louisville beat Syracuse 84-77

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    Huff, Provo rally Utah women past Colorado 78-74

    Megan Huff and Daneesha Provo combined for 39 points, scoring 19 of Utah's 22 fourth-quarter points, and the Utes rallied to defeat Colorado 78-74

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    Vegas Golden Knights defenseman Colin Miller (6) takes a stick to the nose from Washington Capitals right wing Devante Smith-Pelly (25) in the second period of an NHL hockey game, Sunday, Feb. 4, 2018, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

    Tuch's late goal lifts Golden Knights over Capitals 4-3

    Alex Tuch scored the go-ahead goal with 5:12 remaining and the Vegas Golden Knights defeated the Washington Capitals 4-3 in a matchup of division leaders

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    Maryland guard Kevin Huerter (4) goes to the basket against Wisconsin guard Khalil Iverson, bottom right, during the first half of an NCAA basketball game, Sunday, Feb. 4, 2018, in College Park, Md. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)

    Maryland uses late surge to beat Wisconsin 68-63

    Anthony Cowan Jr. scored 23 points, Kevin Huerter added 19 and Maryland squeezed past Wisconsin 68-63 to extend the Badgers' losing streak to five games

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    Alix scores 25 as No. 10 Florida State outlasts Pitt, 66-59

    A.J. Alix scored 25 points to lead No. 10 Florida State to a 66-59 win over Pittsburgh

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    BC-BKC--Ill.-Chicago-Detroit Box

    BC-BKC--Ill.-Chicago-Detroit Box ILL.-CHICAGO 78, DETROIT 69ILL.-CHICAGO (14-11) Dixson 7-11 8-10 23, Blount 3-8 0-0 6, Odiase 2-4 3-4 7, Ottey 2-7 2-2 6, Ferguson 4-11 4-4 15, Wiley 1-1 0-0 2, Diggins 2-3 0-1 4, Robinson 1-2 0-0 2, Matthews 2-6 0-0 5, Boahen 3-7 0-0 8. Totals 27-60 17-21 78. DETROIT (7-18) Long 1-6 0-1 2, Prince 7-11 4-5 18, McFolley 11-23 4-5 30, Black 0-7 5-5 5, Chatman 4-18 5-6 13, Ballantyne 0-0 1-2 1, Eichler 0-1 0-0 0, Joubert 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 23-66 19-24 69. Halftime_Ill.-Chicago 43-37. 3-Point Goals_Ill.-Chicago 7-16 (Ferguson 3-6, Boahen 2-3, Dixson 1-2, Matthews 1-2, Ottey 0-1, Blount 0-2), Detroit 4-27 (McFolley 4-10, Eichler 0-1, Prince 0-1, Long 0-3, Black 0-4, Chatman 0-8). Fouled Out_Chatman. Rebounds_Ill.-Chicago 39 (Ferguson 11), Detroit 35 (Chatman 10). Assists_Ill.-Chicago 11 (Ottey, Boahen 3), Detroit 11 (Black 8). Total Fouls_Ill.-Chicago 21, Detroit 20. A_1,113 (8,295).

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

    BC-BKC--Ill.-Chicago-Detroit Long Box ILL.-CHICAGO 78, DETROIT 69FGFTRebILL.-CHICAGOMinM-AM-AO-TAPFPTSBlount223-80-02-4046Dixson287-118-101-81223Odiase212-43-44-8037Ferguson294-114-41-112215Ottey242-72-20-1336Boahen253-70-00-2318Diggins202-30-11-2134Robinson151-20-01-2032Matthews132-60-01-1105Wiley31-10-00-0002Totals20027-6017-2111-39112178 Percentages: FG .450, FT .810. 3-Point Goals: 7-16, .438 (Ferguson 3-6, Boahen 2-3, Dixson 1-2, Matthews 1-2, Ottey 0-1, Blount 0-2). Team Rebounds: 2. Team Turnovers: 14 (14 PTS). Blocked Shots: 3 (Ferguson, Odiase, Robinson). Turnovers: 14 (Dixson 5, Ferguson 3, Blount 2, Diggins 2, Matthews, Ottey). Steals: 7 (Dixson 4, Diggins 2, Odiase). Technical Fouls: None. FGFTRebDETROITMinM-AM-AO-TAPFPTSLong371-60-13-9132Prince257-114-52-50418Black400-75-52-3835McFolley3711-234-52-51330Chatman394-185-61-100513Ballantyne120-01-21-2001Eichler50-10-01-1020Joubert50-00-00-0100Totals20023-6619-2412-35112069 Percentages: FG .348, FT .792. 3-Point Goals: 4-27, .148 (McFolley 4-10, Eichler 0-1, Prince 0-1, Long 0-3, Black 0-4, Chatman 0-8). Team Rebounds: 3. Team Turnovers: 12 (16 PTS). Blocked Shots: 5 (Long 3, Chatman, Prince). Turnovers: 12 (Chatman 3, Long 3, McFolley 2, Prince 2, Black, Eichler). Steals: 12 (McFolley 6, Chatman 3, Black 2, Joubert). Technical Fouls: None. Ill.-Chicago4335-78Detroit3732-69 A_1,113 (8,295).

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    Ohio State's Keita Bates-Diop, right, drives the lane against Illinois' Aaron Jordan during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game Sunday, Feb. 4, 2018, in Columbus, Ohio. (AP Photo/Jay LaPrete)

    No. 17 Ohio State holds off pesky Illinois to win 75-67

    Keita Bates-Diop had a career-high 35 points and No. 17 Ohio State beat Illinois 75-67 on Sunday afternoon

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    Arizona women use 31-16 3rd quarter to beat Washington 72-70

    Lucia Alonso scored 19 points with five 3-pointers and Arizona used a 31-16 third quarter to beat Washington 72-70

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    Nared, Russell lead No. 12 Lady Vols past Vandy 74-64

    Jaime Nared and Mercedes Russell combined for 50 points and 25 rebounds and No. 12 Tennessee pulled away in the fourth quarter to defeat Vanderbilt 74-64

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    Robinson, No. 17 Georgia women beat Mississippi 69-45

    Caliya Robinson scored 18 points, Mackenzie Engram had 17 points and seven rebounds and No. 17 Georgia beat Mississippi 69-45

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    Atlanta Hawks' Kent Bazemore, left, celebrates his three-point basket with Taurean Prince, center, and Dewayne Dedmon during the last seconds of the second half of an NBA basketball game against the New York Knicks, Sunday, Feb. 4, 2018, in New York. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)

    Bazemore's late 3 lifts Hawks over Knicks 99-96

    Kent Bazemore's 3-pointer with 6.7 seconds left lifted the Atlanta Hawks to a 99-96 win over the New York Knicks

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    Connecticut's Gabby Williams shoots a basket over Cincinnati's Maya Benham, right, during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game, Sunday, Feb. 4, 2018, in Hartford, Conn. (AP Photo/Jessica Hill)

    Collier, Nurse lead No. 1 UConn over Cincy, 106-65

    Napheesa Collier scored 25 points and Kia Nurse added 23 as UConn beat Cincinnati 106-65, giving the top-ranked Huskies their 150th straight win over an unranked opponent

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    Indianapolis Colts confirm that linebacker Edwin Jackson was one of two men killed by a suspected drunken driver

    Indianapolis Colts confirm that linebacker Edwin Jackson was one of two men killed by a suspected drunken driver

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    Beno Naeunan takes a selfie outside U.S. Bank Stadium before the NFL Super Bowl 52 football game between the Philadelphia Eagles and the New England Patriots Sunday, Feb. 4, 2018, in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)

    Good thing fans are inside for coldest Super Bowl Sunday

    The coldest Super Bowl Sunday won't be felt inside cozy U.S. Bank Stadium

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    College Basketball Scores

    Sunday, Feb. 4EAST Boston College 80, Georgia Tech 72, OT Colgate 69, Navy 64 Iona 98, Marist 64 Villanova 92, Seton Hall 76 SOUTH Maryland 68, Wisconsin 63 Tulsa 63, South Florida 54 MIDWEST Ill.-Chicago 78, Detroit 69 Oakland 82, IUPUI 74 Ohio St. 75, Illinois 67 ___

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    Tottenham's Harry Kane scores his side's second goal during the English Premier League soccer match between Liverpool and Tottenham Hotspur at Anfield in Liverpool, England, Sunday, Feb. 4, 2018. (AP Photo/Rui Vieira)

    Kane reaches 100 Premier League goals in dramatic style

    Harry Kane reached 100 Premier League goals by converting a penalty in the fifth minute of stoppage time to earn Tottenham a 2-2 draw at Liverpool

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    Philly cops use hydraulic fluid on poles to deter climbers

    While Philadelphia Eagles fans prepare for the Super Bowl, police are working to keep any victory celebrations firmly on the ground

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    Notre Dame's Kathryn Westbeld, front, and Duke's Bego Faz Davalos struggle for possession of the ball during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in Durham, N.C., Sunday, Feb. 4, 2018. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome)

    Mabrey, No. 5 Notre Dame top No. 19 Duke 72-54

    Marina Mabrey scored 18 points, and No. 5 Notre Dame pulled away to beat No. 19 Duke 72-54

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    Tottenham's Harry Kane, right, celebrates after scoring his side's second goal during the English Premier League soccer match between Liverpool and Tottenham Hotspur at Anfield, Liverpool, England, Sunday, Feb. 4, 2018. (AP Photo/Rui Vieira)

    Kane scores late penalty, Spurs snatch 2-2 draw at Liverpool

    Harry Kane scored an injury-time penalty after missing from the spot late in normal time to rescue a 2-2 draw for Tottenham against Liverpool in a dramatic Premier League game

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    College Basketball Scores

    Sunday, Feb. 4EAST Boston College 80, Georgia Tech 72, OT Colgate 69, Navy 64 Iona 98, Marist 64 Villanova 92, Seton Hall 76 MIDWEST Oakland 82, IUPUI 74 Ohio St. 75, Illinois 67 ___

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    BC-BKC--T25-Illinois-Ohio St. Long Box

    BC-BKC--T25-Illinois-Ohio St. Long Box No. 17 OHIO ST. 75, ILLINOIS 67FGFTRebILLINOISMinM-AM-AO-TAPFPTSBlack264-80-01-4159Finke313-90-01-3008Nichols183-62-21-2259Alstork326-116-90-31419Frazier275-150-00-24312Jordan222-40-01-3016Smith160-24-40-0104Lucas150-10-20-3230D.Williams70-10-00-0000Eboigbodin60-00-00-0020Totals20023-5712-174-20112367 Percentages: FG .404, FT .706. 3-Point Goals: 9-28, .321 (Jordan 2-4, Finke 2-5, Frazier 2-9, Black 1-1, Nichols 1-3, Alstork 1-4, Smith 0-1, D.Williams 0-1). Team Rebounds: 2. Team Turnovers: 10 (16 PTS). Blocked Shots: 0. Turnovers: 10 (Black 3, Frazier 3, Lucas 2, Alstork, Smith). Steals: 8 (Alstork 3, Black, Frazier, Jordan, Nichols, Smith). Technical Fouls: None. FGFTRebOHIO ST.MinM-AM-AO-TAPFPTSBates-Diop3710-1613-152-131335Tate333-74-61-63311A.Wesson261-10-00-1042K.Wesson233-64-47-101010Jackson352-115-70-6439Dakich233-80-02-4226Jallow130-00-01-1000Potter91-10-10-1032Young10-00-00-0000Totals20023-5026-3313-42111875 Percentages: FG .460, FT .788. 3-Point Goals: 3-16, .188 (Bates-Diop 2-7, Tate 1-1, K.Wesson 0-1, Dakich 0-3, Jackson 0-4). Team Rebounds: 3. Team Turnovers: 15 (10 PTS). Blocked Shots: 0. Turnovers: 15 (Bates-Diop 6, Jackson 4, A.Wesson 3, Jallow, Tate). Steals: 5 (K.Wesson 2, A.Wesson, Jallow, Tate). Technical Fouls: Tate, 7:56 second. Illinois3037-67Ohio St.3441-75 A_18,743 (18,809).

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    BC-BKC--T25-Illinois-Ohio St. Box

    BC-BKC--T25-Illinois-Ohio St. Box No. 17 OHIO ST. 75, ILLINOIS 67ILLINOIS (12-12) Finke 3-9 0-0 8, Black 4-8 0-0 9, Nichols 3-6 2-2 9, Frazier 5-15 0-0 12, Alstork 6-11 6-9 19, Eboigbodin 0-0 0-0 0, D.Williams 0-1 0-0 0, Lucas 0-1 0-2 0, Smith 0-2 4-4 4, Jordan 2-4 0-0 6. Totals 23-57 12-17 67. OHIO ST. (20-5) A.Wesson 1-1 0-0 2, Bates-Diop 10-16 13-15 35, K.Wesson 3-6 4-4 10, Tate 3-7 4-6 11, Jackson 2-11 5-7 9, Young 0-0 0-0 0, Potter 1-1 0-1 2, Dakich 3-8 0-0 6, Jallow 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 23-50 26-33 75. Halftime_Ohio St. 34-30. 3-Point Goals_Illinois 9-28 (Jordan 2-4, Finke 2-5, Frazier 2-9, Black 1-1, Nichols 1-3, Alstork 1-4, D.Williams 0-1, Smith 0-1), Ohio St. 3-16 (Bates-Diop 2-7, Tate 1-1, K.Wesson 0-1, Dakich 0-3, Jackson 0-4). Fouled Out_Black, Nichols. Rebounds_Illinois 20 (Black 4), Ohio St. 42 (Bates-Diop 13). Assists_Illinois 11 (Frazier 4), Ohio St. 11 (Jackson 4). Total Fouls_Illinois 23, Ohio St. 18. Technicals_Tate. A_18,743 (18,809).

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    BC-BKC--T25-Illinois-Ohio St. Long Box

    BC-BKC--T25-Illinois-Ohio St. Long Box No. 17 OHIO ST. 75, ILLINOIS 67FGFTRebILLINOISMinM-AM-AO-TAPFPTSBlack264-80-01-4159Finke303-90-01-3008Nichols173-62-21-2259Alstork326-116-90-31419Frazier275-150-00-24312Jordan232-40-01-3016Smith170-24-40-0104Lucas150-10-20-3230D.Williams70-10-00-0000Eboigbodin60-00-00-0020Totals20023-5712-174-20112367 Percentages: FG .404, FT .706. 3-Point Goals: 9-28, .321 (Jordan 2-4, Finke 2-5, Frazier 2-9, Black 1-1, Nichols 1-3, Alstork 1-4, Smith 0-1, D.Williams 0-1). Team Rebounds: 2. Team Turnovers: 10 (16 PTS). Blocked Shots: 0. Turnovers: 10 (Black 3, Frazier 3, Lucas 2, Alstork, Smith). Steals: 8 (Alstork 3, Black, Frazier, Jordan, Nichols, Smith). Technical Fouls: None. FGFTRebOHIO ST.MinM-AM-AO-TAPFPTSBates-Diop3710-1613-152-131335Tate333-74-61-63311A.Wesson261-10-00-1042K.Wesson233-64-47-101010Jackson352-115-70-6439Dakich233-80-02-4226Jallow130-00-01-1000Potter91-10-10-1032Young10-00-00-0000Totals20023-5026-3313-42111875 Percentages: FG .460, FT .788. 3-Point Goals: 3-16, .188 (Bates-Diop 2-7, Tate 1-1, K.Wesson 0-1, Dakich 0-3, Jackson 0-4). Team Rebounds: 3. Team Turnovers: 15 (10 PTS). Blocked Shots: 0. Turnovers: 15 (Bates-Diop 6, Jackson 4, A.Wesson 3, Jallow, Tate). Steals: 5 (K.Wesson 2, A.Wesson, Jallow, Tate). Technical Fouls: Tate, 7:56 second. Illinois3037-67Ohio St.3441-75

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    BC-BKC--T25-Illinois-Ohio St. Box

    BC-BKC--T25-Illinois-Ohio St. Box No. 17 OHIO ST. 75, ILLINOIS 67ILLINOIS (12-12) Finke 3-9 0-0 8, Black 4-8 0-0 9, Nichols 3-6 2-2 9, Frazier 5-15 0-0 12, Alstork 6-11 6-9 19, Eboigbodin 0-0 0-0 0, D.Williams 0-1 0-0 0, Lucas 0-1 0-2 0, Smith 0-2 4-4 4, Jordan 2-4 0-0 6. Totals 23-57 12-17 67. OHIO ST. (20-5) A.Wesson 1-1 0-0 2, Bates-Diop 10-16 13-15 35, K.Wesson 3-6 4-4 10, Tate 3-7 4-6 11, Jackson 2-11 5-7 9, Young 0-0 0-0 0, Potter 1-1 0-1 2, Dakich 3-8 0-0 6, Jallow 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 23-50 26-33 75. Halftime_Ohio St. 34-30. 3-Point Goals_Illinois 9-28 (Jordan 2-4, Finke 2-5, Frazier 2-9, Black 1-1, Nichols 1-3, Alstork 1-4, D.Williams 0-1, Smith 0-1), Ohio St. 3-16 (Bates-Diop 2-7, Tate 1-1, K.Wesson 0-1, Dakich 0-3, Jackson 0-4). Fouled Out_Black, Nichols. Rebounds_Illinois 20 (Black 4), Ohio St. 42 (Bates-Diop 13). Assists_Illinois 11 (Frazier 4), Ohio St. 11 (Jackson 4). Total Fouls_Illinois 23, Ohio St. 18. Technicals_Tate.

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    Augsburg's scorer Koo Ja-cheol, left, and Kevin Danso celebrate after the opening goal, during the German Bundesliga soccer match between FC Augsburg and Eintracht Frankfurt, in Augsburg, Germany, Sunday, Feb. 4, 2018. (Stefan Puchner/dpa via AP)

    Hamburg's relegation worries remain after Hannover draw

    Hamburger SV failed to ease its relegation worries after being held to a 1-1 draw by Hannover in the Bundesliga on Sunday

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    Combined Koreas players celebrate after scoring against Sweden during their women's ice hockey friendly game at Seonhak International Ice Rink in Incheon, South Korea, Sunday, Feb. 4, 2018. (Kim Hong-Ji/Pool Photo via AP)

    Koreas' combined women's hockey team debuts in friendly

    Wearing a powder-blue logo of a map symbolizing peace between the Koreas, the most talked-about team at this year's Olympics has seen game action for the first time in a friendly match that drew thousands of spectators in South Korea

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    Davis Cup: Mannarino beats Haase to put France into QFs

    Adrian Mannarino sent defending champion France through to the quarterfinals of the Davis Cup World Group, rallying from a set and 5-3 down Sunday to beat Robin Haase of the Netherlands 4-6, 7-6 (5), 7-5, 6-7 (2), 7-5 in a topsy-turvy encounter

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    No. 17 Ohio State suspends Williams for breaking team rules

    Ohio State guard Kam Williams has been suspended indefinitely for violating team rules

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    Crystal Palace's Luka Milivojevic, right, scores his side's first goal of the game from the penalty spot against Newcastle United during the English Premier League soccer match at Selhurst Park, London, Sunday Feb. 4, 2018. (John Walton/PA via AP)

    Palace draws 1-1 with Newcastle in Premier League

    Luka Milivojevic converted a second-half penalty to earn Crystal Palace a 1-1 draw at home to Newcastle in the Premier League

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    Mississippi State center Teaira McCowan (15) tries to push back against Mississippi forward Shelby Gibson (42) during the first half of the NCAA college basketball game in Oxford, Miss., Sunday, Jan. 28, 2018. Mississippi State won 69-49. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)

    Once raw 6-foot-7 McCowan dominating for No. 2 Bulldogs

    Mighty McCowan: 6-foot-7 junior Teaira McCowan leads No. 2 Mississippi State

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    BC-BKC--BKC Glance,2nd Add

    All Times ESTOHIO VALLEY CONFERENCEConferenceAllGamesWLPCTWLPCTBelmont111.917196.760Murray St.102.833185.783Austin Peay93.7501410.583Jacksonville St.84.667178.680Tennessee Tech84.667169.640Tennessee St.75.5831211.522SE Missouri48.3331015.400SIU-Edwardsville48.333815.348E. Illinois48.333815.348UT Martin39.250817.320E. Kentucky210.167817.320Morehead St.210.167617.261 ___ Saturday's Games SIU-Edwardsville 75, Jacksonville St. 67 Belmont 83, Morehead St. 73 E. Illinois 79, Tennessee Tech 71 Austin Peay 96, SE Missouri 81 Tennessee St. 73, E. Kentucky 60 Murray St. 66, UT Martin 53 PACIFIC-12 CONFERENCEConferenceAllGamesWLPCTWLPCTArizona92.818195.792Southern Cal83.727177.708Washington73.700176.739UCLA74.636167.696Stanford74.6361311.542Oregon55.500158.652Utah56.455139.591Colorado56.4551310.565Arizona St.46.400166.727Oregon St.37.3001111.500California29.182816.333Washington St.18.111912.429 ___ Saturday's Games Stanford 96, Oregon 61 UCLA 82, Southern Cal 79 California 74, Oregon St. 70 Washington 78, Arizona 75 Sunday's Games Arizona St. at Washington St., 4 p.m.

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    BC-BKC--BKC Glance,1st Add

    All Times ESTCOLONIAL ATHLETIC ASSOCIATIONConferenceAllGamesWLPCTWLPCTColl. of Charleston93.750186.750William & Mary84.667158.652Northeastern84.667159.625Hofstra75.5831410.583Towson66.500169.640Elon66.5001411.560Drexel57.4171114.440Delaware48.3331114.440UNC-Wilmington48.333717.292James Madison39.250718.280 ___ Saturday's Games Northeastern 107, UNC-Wilmington 100, OT James Madison 79, Towson 73 Drexel 91, William & Mary 79 Coll. of Charleston 86, Hofstra 85 Elon 89, Delaware 76 CONFERENCE USAConferenceAllGamesWLPCTWLPCTMiddle Tennessee101.909185.783Old Dominion82.800175.773W. Kentucky82.800167.696Marshall64.600158.652North Texas64.6001310.565UAB65.545159.625UTSA65.5451311.542Louisiana Tech56.4551410.583Southern Miss.56.4551212.500FIU56.4551113.458FAU47.3641013.435Rice28.200518.217UTEP29.182716.304Charlotte19.100516.238 ___ Saturday's Games UTSA 74, W. Kentucky 63 North Texas 74, Rice 70 FIU 71, Louisiana Tech 68 Middle Tennessee 78, Charlotte 73 Southern Miss. 77, FAU 66 Old Dominion 65, UAB 60 Marshall 74, UTEP 65

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    NCAA Basketball

    All Times ESTAMERICA EAST CONFERENCEConferenceAllGamesWLPCTWLPCTVermont901.000195.792UMBC73.700169.640Hartford73.7001410.583Albany (NY)64.600187.720New Hampshire55.500915.375z-Mass.-Lowell36.333913.409Stony Brook37.300816.333Maine37.300619.240Binghamton19.1001015.400 z-ineligible for post-season play ___ Saturday's Games Maine 81, Binghamton 79, OT Vermont 81, UMBC 53 Hartford 73, Stony Brook 64 Albany (NY) 83, New Hampshire 74 AMERICAN ATHLETIC CONFERENCEConferenceAllGamesWLPCTWLPCTCincinnati1001.000212.913Houston73.700175.773Wichita St.73.700175.773SMU55.500158.652UCF55.500148.636Memphis55.500149.609Tulsa55.5001210.545Tulane45.444138.619Temple46.4001210.545UConn46.4001112.478East Carolina38.273913.409South Florida19.100815.348 ___ Saturday's Games Cincinnati 65, UConn 57 Houston 69, UCF 65 East Carolina 88, Memphis 85, OT Sunday's Games Tulsa at South Florida, 1 p.m. Temple at Tulane, 3 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 6 UCF at Cincinnati, 7 p.m. Wichita St. at Memphis, 9 p.m.

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    Swansea City's Leroy Fer, left, and teammate Martin Olsson battle with Leicester City's Fousseni Diabate, centre during the English Premier League soccer match between Leicester City and Swansea City, at the King Power Stadium, in Leicester, England, Saturday, Feb. 3, 2018. (Simon Cooper/PA via AP)

    Injured Swansea duo Fer, Bony to miss rest of season

    Swansea players Leroy Fer and Wilfried Bony have been ruled out for the remainder of the season because of injury

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    Fognini powers Italy to Davis Cup World Group quarterfinals

    Fabio Fognini powered Italy through to the quarterfinals of the Davis Cup World Group, beating Japan's Yuichi Sugita 3-6, 6-1, 3-6, 7-6(6), 7-5 in the first reverse singles on Sunday

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    Russian Deputy Prime Minister Vitaly Mutko speaks during an interview with the Associated Press in Moscow in Moscow, Russia, Friday, Feb. 2, 2018. Mutko says Russian athletes whose doping bans were lifted deserve to be treated as "clean and honest" at the Pyeongchang Olympics. (AP Photo/Pavel Golovkin)

    IOC chief calls CAS ruling 'extremely disappointing'

    IOC President Thomas Bach has described as "extremely disappointing and surprising" a recent ruling by the Court of Arbitration for Sport that lifted Olympic doping bans for 28 Russian athletes

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    Babos beats Kozlova to win Taiwan Open

    Fourth-seeded Timea Babos defeated Kateryna Kozlova 7-5, 6-1 on Sunday to win the Taiwan Open

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    Los Angeles Kings center Alex Iafallo (19) clears the puck from the corner during the second period of the team's NHL hockey game against the Arizona Coyotes in Los Angeles on Saturday, Feb. 3, 2018. (AP Photo/Reed Saxon)

    Kuemper gets 10th career shutout, Kings beat Coyotes 6-0

    Darcy Kuemper made 27 saves for his 10th career shutout, Jake Muzzin and Trevor Lewis scored on special teams, and the Los Angeles Kings beat the Arizona Coyotes 6-0

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    College Basketball Scores

    Saturday, Feb. 3EAST Albany (NY) 83, New Hampshire 74 Army 82, American U. 70 Brown 102, Princeton 100, OT Bucknell 74, Lafayette 59 Cincinnati 65, UConn 57 Coll. of Charleston 86, Hofstra 85 Columbia 77, Dartmouth 74 Davidson 87, George Washington 58 Fairleigh Dickinson 73, Robert Morris 67 Hartford 73, Stony Brook 64 Harvard 76, Cornell 73 Holy Cross 73, Loyola (Md.) 57 LIU Brooklyn 84, Bryant 71 La Salle 81, Saint Joseph's 78 Lehigh 80, Boston U. 75 Maine 81, Binghamton 79, OT Mount St. Mary's 59, St. Francis (Pa.) 56 Northeastern 107, UNC-Wilmington 100, OT Penn 59, Yale 50 Penn St. 82, Iowa 58 Purdue 78, Rutgers 76 Sacred Heart 67, CCSU 54 St. Bonaventure 84, Duquesne 81 St. John's 81, Duke 77 UMass 86, Dayton 82, 2OT Vermont 81, UMBC 53 Virginia 59, Syracuse 44 Wagner 79, St. Francis Brooklyn 61 West Virginia 89, Kansas St. 51 SOUTH Alabama 68, Florida 50 Alabama St. 89, MVSU 85, OT Auburn 93, Vanderbilt 81 Belmont 83, Morehead St. 73 Bethune-Cookman 80, Coppin St. 60 Clemson 75, Wake Forest 67 Drexel 91, William & Mary 79 ETSU 81, Chattanooga 61 East Carolina 88, Memphis 85, OT Elon 89, Delaware 76 FIU 71, Louisiana Tech 68 Florida Gulf Coast 80, Jacksonville 55 Florida St. 80, Louisville 76 Gardner-Webb 63, Charleston Southern 61 George Mason 79, Richmond 75 Grambling St. 69, Southern U. 68 High Point 67, Campbell 56 Houston 69, UCF 65 Howard 83, Florida A&M 80, OT Jackson St. 60, Alcorn St. 57 James Madison 79, Towson 73 Kennesaw St. 93, SC-Upstate 69 LSU 94, Arkansas 86 Liberty 67, Longwood 55 Louisiana-Lafayette 80, Louisiana-Monroe 59 McNeese St. 75, Northwestern St. 62 Mercer 73, Wofford 65 Miami 84, Virginia Tech 75 Middle Tennessee 78, Charlotte 73 Mississippi St. 72, Georgia 57 Murray St. 66, UT Martin 53 NC A&T 92, Hampton 84 NC Central 72, Delaware St. 61 NC State 76, Notre Dame 58 NJIT 81, Lipscomb 77 Nicholls 81, New Orleans 64 Norfolk St. 76, Morgan St. 65 North Carolina 96, Pittsburgh 65 North Florida 97, Stetson 91 Old Dominion 65, UAB 60 SE Louisiana 89, Cent. Arkansas 84 Savannah St. 111, SC State 99 Southern Miss. 77, FAU 66 Tennessee 94, Mississippi 61 Tennessee St. 73, E. Kentucky 60 The Citadel 100, Furman 92, OT Troy 80, South Alabama 63 UNC-Asheville 75, Presbyterian 61 W. Carolina 88, Samford 71 Winthrop 75, Radford 57 MIDWEST Austin Peay 96, SE Missouri 81 Bowling Green 70, Kent St. 62 Butler 80, DePaul 57 Cent. Michigan 101, Ohio 98, 2OT Drake 78, Bradley 68 E. Illinois 79, Tennessee Tech 71 E. Michigan 58, Ball St. 41 Fort Wayne 91, Denver 63 Illinois St. 75, Evansville 71 Indiana St. 77, N. Iowa 66 Loyola of Chicago 97, Missouri St. 75 Miami (Ohio) 81, N. Illinois 65 Michigan 76, Minnesota 73, OT Michigan St. 63, Indiana 60 Missouri 69, Kentucky 60 Montana 72, North Dakota 67 N. Kentucky 78, Cleveland St. 61 Oklahoma St. 84, Kansas 79 Providence 77, Marquette 75 S. Illinois 65, Valparaiso 59 SIU-Edwardsville 75, Jacksonville St. 67 Saint Louis 73, Fordham 50

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    Chicago Blackhawks goalie Jeff Glass, right, looks back as Calgary Flames' Sean Monahan scores in overtime of an NHL hockey game Saturday, Feb. 3, 2018, in Calgary, Alberta. (Jeff McIntosh/The Canadian Press via AP)

    Monahan scores in OT, Flames beat Blackhawks 4-3

    Sean Monahan scored 59 seconds into overtime as the Calgary Flames snapped a six-game losing streak with a 4-3 victory over the Chicago Blackhawks

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    Tampa Bay Lightning goaltender Andrei Vasilevskiy (88) makes a save against Vancouver Canucks' Brock Boeser (6) during the third period of an NHL hockey game Saturday, Feb. 3, 2018, in Vancouver, British Columbia. (Ben Nelms/The Canadian Press via AP)

    Gourde, Lightning jump to big lead in 4-2 win over Canucks

    Yanni Gourde scored late in the second period to give the Tampa Bay Lightning a three-goal lead, and they went on to beat the Vancouver Canucks 4-2 for their fifth win in six games

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    Dallas Mavericks guard Dennis Smith Jr., center, goes to the basket past Sacramento Kings forward JaKarr Sampson, right, during the first half of an NBA basketball game Saturday, Feb. 3, 2018, in Sacramento, Calif. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)

    Mavericks use big run in fourth quarter to rally past Kings

    Yogi Ferrell made consecutive 3-pointers to spark a big run at the start of the fourth quarter and the Dallas Mavericks beat the Sacramento Kings 106-99 on Saturday night to snap a five-game losing streak.

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    BC-BKC--BKC Glance,1st Add

    All Times ESTCOLONIAL ATHLETIC ASSOCIATIONConferenceAllGamesWLPCTWLPCTColl. of Charleston93.750186.750William & Mary84.667158.652Northeastern84.667159.625Hofstra75.5831410.583Towson66.500169.640Elon66.5001411.560Drexel57.4171114.440Delaware48.3331114.440UNC-Wilmington48.333717.292James Madison39.250718.280 ___ Saturday's Games Northeastern 107, UNC-Wilmington 100, OT James Madison 79, Towson 73 Drexel 91, William & Mary 79 Coll. of Charleston 86, Hofstra 85 Elon 89, Delaware 76 CONFERENCE USAConferenceAllGamesWLPCTWLPCTMiddle Tennessee101.909185.783Old Dominion82.800175.773W. Kentucky82.800167.696Marshall64.600158.652North Texas64.6001310.565UAB65.545159.625UTSA65.5451311.542Louisiana Tech56.4551410.583Southern Miss.56.4551212.500FIU56.4551113.458FAU47.3641013.435Rice28.200518.217UTEP29.182716.304Charlotte19.100516.238 ___ Saturday's Games UTSA 74, W. Kentucky 63 North Texas 74, Rice 70 Middle Tennessee 78, Charlotte 73 Southern Miss. 77, FAU 66 FIU 71, Louisiana Tech 68 Old Dominion 65, UAB 60 Marshall 74, UTEP 65

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    NCAA Basketball

    All Times ESTAMERICA EAST CONFERENCEConferenceAllGamesWLPCTWLPCTVermont901.000195.792UMBC73.700169.640Hartford73.7001410.583Albany (NY)64.600187.720New Hampshire55.500915.375z-Mass.-Lowell36.333913.409Stony Brook37.300816.333Maine37.300619.240Binghamton19.1001015.400 z-ineligible for post-season play ___ Saturday's Games Maine 81, Binghamton 79, OT Vermont 81, UMBC 53 Hartford 73, Stony Brook 64 Albany (NY) 83, New Hampshire 74 AMERICAN ATHLETIC CONFERENCEConferenceAllGamesWLPCTWLPCTCincinnati1001.000212.913Houston73.700175.773Wichita St.73.700175.773SMU55.500158.652UCF55.500148.636Memphis55.500149.609Tulsa55.5001210.545Tulane45.444138.619Temple46.4001210.545UConn46.4001112.478East Carolina38.273913.409South Florida19.100815.348 ___ Saturday's Games Cincinnati 65, UConn 57 Houston 69, UCF 65 East Carolina 88, Memphis 85, OT Sunday's Games Tulsa at South Florida, 1 p.m. Temple at Tulane, 3 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 6 UCF at Cincinnati, 7 p.m. Wichita St. at Memphis, 9 p.m.

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    College Basketball Scores

    Saturday, Feb. 3EAST Albany (NY) 83, New Hampshire 74 Army 82, American U. 70 Brown 102, Princeton 100, OT Bucknell 74, Lafayette 59 Cincinnati 65, UConn 57 Coll. of Charleston 86, Hofstra 85 Columbia 77, Dartmouth 74 Davidson 87, George Washington 58 Fairleigh Dickinson 73, Robert Morris 67 Hartford 73, Stony Brook 64 Harvard 76, Cornell 73 Holy Cross 73, Loyola (Md.) 57 LIU Brooklyn 84, Bryant 71 La Salle 81, Saint Joseph's 78 Lehigh 80, Boston U. 75 Maine 81, Binghamton 79, OT Mount St. Mary's 59, St. Francis (Pa.) 56 Northeastern 107, UNC-Wilmington 100, OT Penn 59, Yale 50 Penn St. 82, Iowa 58 Purdue 78, Rutgers 76 Sacred Heart 67, CCSU 54 St. Bonaventure 84, Duquesne 81 St. John's 81, Duke 77 UMass 86, Dayton 82, 2OT Vermont 81, UMBC 53 Virginia 59, Syracuse 44 Wagner 79, St. Francis Brooklyn 61 West Virginia 89, Kansas St. 51 SOUTH Alabama 68, Florida 50 Alabama St. 89, MVSU 85, OT Auburn 93, Vanderbilt 81 Belmont 83, Morehead St. 73 Bethune-Cookman 80, Coppin St. 60 Clemson 75, Wake Forest 67 Drexel 91, William & Mary 79 ETSU 81, Chattanooga 61 East Carolina 88, Memphis 85, OT Elon 89, Delaware 76 FIU 71, Louisiana Tech 68 Florida Gulf Coast 80, Jacksonville 55 Florida St. 80, Louisville 76 Gardner-Webb 63, Charleston Southern 61 George Mason 79, Richmond 75 Grambling St. 69, Southern U. 68 High Point 67, Campbell 56 Houston 69, UCF 65 Howard 83, Florida A&M 80, OT Jackson St. 60, Alcorn St. 57 James Madison 79, Towson 73 Kennesaw St. 93, SC-Upstate 69 LSU 94, Arkansas 86 Liberty 67, Longwood 55 Louisiana-Lafayette 80, Louisiana-Monroe 59 McNeese St. 75, Northwestern St. 62 Mercer 73, Wofford 65 Miami 84, Virginia Tech 75 Middle Tennessee 78, Charlotte 73 Mississippi St. 72, Georgia 57 Murray St. 66, UT Martin 53 NC A&T 92, Hampton 84 NC Central 72, Delaware St. 61 NC State 76, Notre Dame 58 NJIT 81, Lipscomb 77 Nicholls 81, New Orleans 64 Norfolk St. 76, Morgan St. 65 North Carolina 96, Pittsburgh 65 North Florida 97, Stetson 91 Old Dominion 65, UAB 60 SE Louisiana 89, Cent. Arkansas 84 Savannah St. 111, SC State 99 Southern Miss. 77, FAU 66 Tennessee 94, Mississippi 61 Tennessee St. 73, E. Kentucky 60 The Citadel 100, Furman 92, OT Troy 80, South Alabama 63 UNC-Asheville 75, Presbyterian 61 W. Carolina 88, Samford 71 Winthrop 75, Radford 57 MIDWEST Austin Peay 96, SE Missouri 81 Bowling Green 70, Kent St. 62 Butler 80, DePaul 57 Cent. Michigan 101, Ohio 98, 2OT Drake 78, Bradley 68 E. Illinois 79, Tennessee Tech 71 E. Michigan 58, Ball St. 41 Fort Wayne 91, Denver 63 Illinois St. 75, Evansville 71 Indiana St. 77, N. Iowa 66 Loyola of Chicago 97, Missouri St. 75 Miami (Ohio) 81, N. Illinois 65 Michigan 76, Minnesota 73, OT Michigan St. 63, Indiana 60 Missouri 69, Kentucky 60 Montana 72, North Dakota 67 N. Kentucky 78, Cleveland St. 61 Oklahoma St. 84, Kansas 79 Providence 77, Marquette 75 S. Illinois 65, Valparaiso 59 SIU-Edwardsville 75, Jacksonville St. 67 Saint Louis 73, Fordham 50

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    BC-BKC--BKC Glance,2nd Add

    All Times ESTOHIO VALLEY CONFERENCEConferenceAllGamesWLPCTWLPCTBelmont111.917196.760Murray St.102.833185.783Austin Peay93.7501410.583Jacksonville St.84.667178.680Tennessee Tech84.667169.640Tennessee St.75.5831211.522SE Missouri48.3331015.400SIU-Edwardsville48.333815.348E. Illinois48.333815.348UT Martin39.250817.320E. Kentucky210.167817.320Morehead St.210.167617.261 ___ Saturday's Games SIU-Edwardsville 75, Jacksonville St. 67 Belmont 83, Morehead St. 73 E. Illinois 79, Tennessee Tech 71 Austin Peay 96, SE Missouri 81 Tennessee St. 73, E. Kentucky 60 Murray St. 66, UT Martin 53 PACIFIC-12 CONFERENCEConferenceAllGamesWLPCTWLPCTArizona91.900194.826Southern Cal83.727177.708Washington63.667166.727UCLA74.636167.696Stanford74.6361311.542Oregon55.500158.652Utah56.455139.591Colorado56.4551310.565Arizona St.46.400166.727Oregon St.37.3001111.500California29.182816.333Washington St.18.111912.429 ___ Saturday's Games Stanford 96, Oregon 61 UCLA 82, Southern Cal 79 California 74, Oregon St. 70 Arizona at Washington, 10:30 p.m. Sunday's Games Arizona St. at Washington St., 4 p.m.

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    Larkin edges Batavia to claim share of UEC River title

    The Larkin boys basketball team clinched at least a share of the Upstate Eight Conference River Division for the first time in four seasons with a 52-50 victory at Batavia Saturday night.

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    Echinacea purpurea Green Jewel shows off soft green petals.

    With many colors and forms, coneflowers offer much variety

    While it’s snowy outside, I imagine the summer garden. And what would a summer garden be without coneflowers? As charming as they are tough, these North American natives provide nectar and pollen to bees, butterflies and other pollinators.

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    This platform bed offers a sleek look for a guest bedroom that serves multiple uses.

    Flexible guest rooms can mimic a posh hotel

    There are many ways to create a flexible guest room. You can often grab inspiration from hotel rooms because they operate from the perspective of providing not only the obviously required bed but also a working desk, comfy seating and a TV.

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    Kalanchoes are flowering plants that come in a range of colors and their blooms coincide with the colder months.

    Kalanchoes bring colorful cheer to colder months

    Kalanchoes are small, bright colored flowering plants that are commercially propagated so their bloom coincides with the colder months. They have a wide range of flower colors, including yellow, orange, pink, red and white.

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    Kevin Hart, left, Dwayne Johnson, Karen Gillan and Jack Black star in "Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle."

    7 weeks later, 'Jumanji' is no. 1 at box office

    7 weeks after first opening in theaters, "Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle" rose again to the top spot at the North American box office on a sluggish Super Bowl weekend.

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    “The Cloverfield Paradox,” a film that will be released on Netflix immediately following the Super Bowl on Sunday.

    Neflix will debut new ‘Cloverfield’ film after Super Bowl
    Netflix has dropped a surprise on Super Bowl viewers — a new “Cloverfield” film will be released after Sunday’s game. The streaming service debuted a trailer for “The Cloverfield Paradox” during Super Bowl 52.

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    In an Instagram post Sunday, Feb. 4, Kylie Jenner announced the birth of her baby girl born Thursday. It's the first child for the 20-year-old reality star and Travis Scott.

    Kylie Jenner announces birth of 'healthy,' 'beautiful' girl

    After months of speculation that she was pregnant with her first child, Kylie Jenner has announced the birth of a baby girl.

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    Chris Pratt stars in a Michelob Ultra commercial during the Super Bowl.

    10 ads that stand out during Super Bowl 52
    It’s Super Bowl ad time again. From Steven Tyler de-aging for Kia to Amazon’s imagining of different voices for Alexa, here are 10 ads that are likely to be talked about.

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    Floating involves a person immersing themselves in a “sensory deprivation tank,” such as the one above in Manassas, Virginia.

    His patients said floating in a sensory deprivation tank was healing, so he tried it

    After hearing about floating from some patients, this psychiatrist decided to try a “sensory deprivation tank.” Here’s what he experienced.

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    Bellini’s “I Puritani” is revived by the Lyric Opera of Chicago with tenor Lawrence Brownlee as Arturo.

    Sunday picks: ‘I Puritani’ returns to Lyric Opera

    Bellini’s English Civil War-inspired opera “I Puritani” returns to the Lyric Opera of Chicago starting Sunday. More on this, the Arcada’s Super Bowl celebration, Groundhog Days in Woodstock and other fun events.

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    Laurie Malinowski, a pediatric nurse practitioner, with a patient from Lurie Children’s Preventive Cardiology Program.

    Preventive heart health tips for kids

    High cholesterol is a condition most people wouldn’t think affects children, but children can indeed have high levels of cholesterol particularly if they are overweight, obese or have a history of family hypercholesterolemia — an inherited disorder where the body is unable to remove low-density lipoprotein (“bad” cholesterol).

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    The Jan. 23 episode of “This Is Us” showed how a fire started in the Pearson home. After the Super Bowl, the series airs the followup, a key episode explaining how dad Jack (Milo Ventimiglia) dies.

    ‘This Is Us’ will be crazy, but so were 6 other post-Super Bowl shows

    Millions of Americans will gather around the television Sunday to watch the Super Bowl. It’s bound to be dramatic, but not as dramatic as what will happen afterward: NBC will air a pivotal episode of notorious tear-jerker “This Is Us.”

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    Joey Katsiroubas, who grew up in Roselle, wrote the music and lyrics for “Musical Therapy,” which is featured in the fourth annual Chicago Musical Theatre Festival.

    Suburban creators bring dose of ‘Musical Therapy’ to Chicago theater fest

    A couples therapy session led by a neurotic counselor is the inspiration behind “Musical Therapy,” part of the Chicago Musical Theatre Festival. The comic musical was created by suburban friends Joey Katsiroubas, who grew up in Roselle, and Crystal Lake native Dan Hass.

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    A piece works if it is beautiful, functional and comfortable. It works when it works for you, Joseph Pubillones says.

    ‘Perfect for you’ is the real test

    As a designer, I am often asked whether I like the interiors of the latest restaurant or the lobby of a hyped hotel. And when I am asked, I’m always cautious to answer. Not because I’m afraid to offend anyone, but rather because as a designer, my “likes” will possibly differ from the person asking the question.

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    Planters tend to see winter damage unless stored in a garage
    Q. Last year my favorite large container planter cracked over the winter. What can I do this year to keep the same thing from happening?

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    Good Life Tea’s smart and sturdy Round Ceramic Teapot with a Loose Tea Infuser. This teapot with a simple, modern design comes in fun colors like mandarin, lime, turquoise, purple and blue.

    Newest teaware is steeped in style

    It’s tea-brewing season, and there are lots of good options for tea-making gear and the leaves themselves.

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    Ember leaves burn mark on wood floor

    Q. Last night, while loading the wood stove, an ember popped out, landing on our wood floor. The ember left a burn mark about the size of a quarter. What would be the best way to mitigate the damage?

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    The best response to Trump’s dehumanization is humanization

    Columnist Michael Gerson: In general, a State of the Union address is massive in the moment and quickly forgotten. And Donald Trump’s first State of the Union address was even more unmemorable than usual.

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    Trump has drawn three red lines that are bound to be crossed

    President Donald Trump’s State of the Union speech mostly ignored the world outside of America. He made a few tough statements on things like the Iran deal and Guantanamo and described (accurately) the evil nature of the North Korean regime, but he said very little about his foreign policy. This masks a more dangerous reality. The Trump administration has in fact, either accidentally or by design, laid out aggressive markers in three different parts of the world — three red lines — without any serious strategy as to what happens when they are crossed. The first is with North Korea. Trump and his top officials have asserted that the era of “strategic patience” with North Korea is over. They have ruled out any prospect of accepting North Korea as a nuclear state and believe traditional deterrence will not work. The president has specifically promised that North Korea would never be able to develop a nuclear weapon that could reach the United States. Meanwhile, CIA Director Mike Pompeo says Pyongyang is “a handful of months” away from having this capability.So what happens when that red line is crossed? What would be the American response? Victor Cha, a seasoned expert who was expected to be the nominee for ambassador to South Korea, explained to the administration that there really is no limited military option, not even a small strike that would “bloody” the nose of the North Korean regime. For this frank analysis, he was promptly dropped from consideration for the ambassadorship. Cha simply raised the fundamental problem with the Trump administration’s approach. It has outlined maximalist goals without any sense of how to achieve them. In response to North Korea’s new capabilities, would Trump really rain down “fire and fury” and “totally destroy North Korea”?Trump has done something similar with Iran. He has announced that he will withdraw from the nuclear deal if Congress and the European allies don’t fix it. The Europeans have made clear they don’t think the pact needs fixing and believe it is working well. In about three months, we will reach D-Day, when Trump has promised to unilaterally withdraw if he can’t get a tougher deal.Were Trump to unilaterally abrogate the accord, the Iranians have several options. They could pull out themselves and ramp up their nuclear program, which would mean the Trump administration would have to deal with another North Korea, this time in the Middle East. Or Iran could simply sideline the United States, keep adhering to the deal, and do business with the rest of the world. Most likely, Tehran would make the United States pay a price by using its considerable influence to destabilize Iraq, which is entering a tumultuous election season. The third arena where the White House has talked and acted tough without any follow-on strategy is Pakistan. The administration has publicly branded that country a terrorist haven and suspended military aid on those grounds. This is an entirely understandable impulse, because the Pakistani military has in fact been supporting terrorists and militants who operate in Afghanistan, even against American troops, and then withdraw to their sanctuaries across the border in Pakistan. As then-Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Mike Mullen noted in 2011, one of these terrorist groups “acts as a veritable arm of Pakistan’s Inter-Services Intelligence agency.”

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    Only candidate with specific plans is Kennedy
    An Arlington Heights letter to the editor: Candidates for governor need to get specific on what they will actually do to fix Illinois.

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    ‘Twilight Zone’ lesson
    A Vernon Hills letter to the editor: Who knew Vladimir Putin and his Russian authoritarian apparatus were fans of Rod Serling’s “Twilight Zone”?

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    Parking regulations just a start for Buffalo Grove
    A Buffalo Grove letter to the editor: We applaud Buffalo Grove’s plans to impose more restrictive parking regulations for residential areas. That is a good start, but with respect, it doesn’t go far enough.

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    Vets sacrificed for right to protest
    An Elgin letter to the editor: I understand the sentiments behind Paul Ingevaldson’s letter suggesting a boycott of the Super Bowl.

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    Benefits of tax cuts already being felt
    A Wheaton letter to the editor: Companies are awarding bonuses and raises, and the stock market closed at (yet another) record high after the broad tax relief bill was successfully passed.

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    Classes were key to officiating skills
    A Warrenville letter to the editor: There definitely is a shortage of high school officials as identified in a Guest View on Monday, Jan. 29.

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    Clerk abusing system
    A Huntley letter to the editor: It’s politics as usual for judge candidate Mary McClellan.

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    Today’s Opinion Page editorial cartoon
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