Daily Archive : Monday February 5, 2018

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    Infielder Darwin Barney, Rangers reach minor league deal

    Veteran infielder Darwin Barney has signed a minor league contract with the Rangers that includes an invitation to major league spring training

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    FILE - In this Feb. 15, 2014, file photo, men's 1,000-meter short track speedskating gold medalist Viktor Ahn, of Russia, gestures while holding his medal during the medals ceremony at the Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia. Six-time Olympic gold medalist Ahn and three former NHL players are among 32 Russian athletes who filed appeals Tuesday, Feb. 6, 2018, seeking spots at the Pyeongchang Olympics.(AP Photo/David J. Phillip, File)

    32 Russians appeal to CAS seeking Olympic spots

    The Court of Arbitration for Sport says six-time Olympic gold medalist Viktor Ahn is among 32 Russian athletes who have filed appeals seeking spots at the Pyeongchang Olympics

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    Mississippi State head coach Vic Schaefer, center, Zion Campbell, left, and Victoria Vivians (35) celebrate their 67-53 win over South Carolina in their NCAA college basketball game in Starkville, Miss., Monday, Feb. 5, 2018. Mississippi State stays undefeated for the season. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)

    In rematch of NCAA title game, No. 2 Miss St tops S Carolina

    Victoria Vivians scores 24 points in rematch of NCAA title game, helping No. 2 Mississippi State defeat No. 7 South Carolina 67-53

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    Denver Nuggets guard Gary Harris gestures after hitting a three-point basket against the Charlotte Hornets in the first half of an NBA basketball game Monday, Feb. 5, 2018, in Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)

    Harris scores 27 as Nuggets beat Hornets 121-104

    Gary Harris scored 27 points, Nikola Jokic had 15 points and 16 rebounds, and the Denver Nuggets beat the Charlotte Hornets 121-104

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    Dallas Stars center Mattias Janmark (13), center Martin Hanzal, middle, and defenseman Esa Lindell (23) celebrate following Hanzal's goal as New York Rangers defenseman Nick Holden (55) looks on during the third period of an NHL hockey game Monday, Feb. 5, 2018, in Dallas. The Stars won 2-1. (AP Photo/Ron Jenkins)

    Hanzal scores winner in 3rd, Stars edge skidding Rangers 2-1

    Martin Hanzal returned from injured reserve and scored the game-winning goal in the Dallas Stars' 2-1 victory over the slumping New York Rangers

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    UCLA holds off USC to move into tie for first in Pac-12

    Monique Billings and Jordin Canada each scored 18 points to lead No. 8 UCLA to a 84-70 win over USC Monday at the Galen Center

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    Baylor forward Lauren Cox, left, fouls Oklahoma guard Ana Llanusa, right, during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game, Monday, Feb. 5, 2018, in Waco, Texas. (AP Photo/Jerry Larson)

    No. 3 Baylor women beat Oklahoma 74-65 for 19th straight win

    Lauren Cox scored a career-high 24 points and the No. 3 Baylor women extended their winning streak to 19 games with a 74-65 win over Oklahoma

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    International Olympic Committee President Thomas Bach leads the 132nd IOC Session prior to the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea, Tuesday, Feb. 6, 2018. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

    Contentious IOC meetings kick off with Olympics set to open

    Contentious IOC meetings kick off with Winter Olympics set to open on Friday in Pyeongchang

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    Toronto Maple Leafs centre Auston Matthews, left, and goaltender Curtis McElhinney celebrates their team's win against the Anaheim Ducks in NHL hockey action in Toronto on Monday, Feb. 5, 2018. (Frank Gunn/The Canadian Press via AP)

    Nylander, Matthews lead Maple Leafs to 7-4 win over Ducks

    William Nylander scored twice, including the tiebreaking goal early in the third period, and the Toronto Maple Leafs defeated the Anaheim Ducks 7-4

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    Police officers walk the perimeter of the Gangneung Ice Arena where the figure skating and short track speed skating will be held during the Pyeungchang Winter Olympics Monday, Feb. 5, 2018 in Gangneung, South Korea. (Paul Chiasson/The Canadian Press via AP)

    The Latest: Olympic security workers tested for norovirus

    About 1,200 people working security at the Pyeongchang Olympics are being kept in their rooms while they're tested for norovirus

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    Chicago Bulls center Robin Lopez leaves the court after being ejected from the game when he received two technical foul during the second quarter of an NBA basketball game against the Sacramento Kings Monday, Feb. 5, 2018, in Sacramento, Calif. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)

    Chicago Bulls start strong, but fall to Kings

    The Chicago Bulls still were missing two starters when they finished a three-game road trip in Sacramento late Monday night. The Bulls led 28-9 after the first quarter, but the Kings recovered and won 104-98.

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    On Lake Zurich’s senior night, Maine West agreed to allow senior Eleni Papastratakos to score the first basket of this nonconference game.

    Feel-good start for Lake Zurich, big finish for Maine West

    In a sporting gesture, Maine West allowed Lake Zurich senior Eleni Papstratakos to score the first game of Monday’s nonconference girls basketball matchup. After that, it was all Warriors on the Bears’ senior night.

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    Blackhawks goalie Corey Crawford, who has been on injured reserve since Dec. 27, was back on the ice early Monday morning for another workout at MB Ice Arena with coach Jimmy Waite.

    Blackhawks goalie Corey Crawford hits the ice for third day of workouts

    Chicago Blackhawks goalie Corey Crawford was on the ice for a third straight day, running through an assortment of drills with coach Jimmy Waite at MB Ice Arena on Monday before the team practiced at 11 a.m.

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    Neuqua Valley’s Jane Riehs competes on the bars during the Hinsdale Central girls gymnastics regional on Tuesday, Jan. 30, 2018.

    Freshmen pave path to state meet

    Neuqua Valley freshman Jane Riehs and Naperville North freshman Kelsey Sumser advanced to next week’s girls gymnastics state meet from the Sandburg sectional.

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    Girls gymnastics scoreboard: Monday, Feb. 5 results
    High school girls gymnastics results from contests of Monday, Feb. 5.

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    Girls basketball scoreboard: Monday, Feb. 5 results
    High school girls basketball results from games of Monday, Feb. 5.

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    Top 25 Capsules

    Top 25 Capsules

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    Vernon Hills finds its footing at Grayslake North

    Vernon Hills’ girls basketball team braved the elements and was rewarded with a 42-35 victory against host Grayslake North on Monday in a nonconference matchup.

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    Saints release Fairley with non-football designation

    The New Orleans Saints have released Nick Fairley with a non-football illness designation after he missed all of the 2017 season because of a heart condition

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    IC Catholic’s Joey Bianchini won a Class 1A individual championship last year in Champaign.

    Bianchini, ICCP back for more

    IC Catholic Prep wrestler Joey Bianchini got off to a good start in last weekend’s Class 1A regional in his bid to repeat as state champion.

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    Nashville Predators defenseman Alexei Emelin (25) watches, left, as New York Islanders center John Tavares (91) shoots a goal behind Predators goaltender Pekka Rinne (35) as Nashville Predators left wing Austin Watson (51) looks on during the first period of an NHL hockey game in New York, Monday, Feb. 5, 2018. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)

    Josi scores in OT to rally Predators past Islanders, 5-4

    Ryan Johansen ties it late, Roman Josi wins it in overtime as Predators top Islanders 5-4

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    Bulls' Lopez tosses chair after being ejected in Sacramento

    Chicago Bulls center Robin Lopez was ejected after being hit with back-to-back technical fouls during the second quarter of Monday night's game against the Sacramento Kings.

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    Larkin’s Aaliyah Dixon, left, guards Streamwood’s Alexis Rojas, right, during varsity girls basketball at Streamwood Monday night.

    Seniors lead Streamwood over Larkin

    Streamwood’s girls’ basketball squad pulled away from Larkin for a 53-33 win in Upstate Eight River action in Streamwood.

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    Larkin’s Aaliyah Dixon, left, guards Streamwood’s Alexis Rojas, right, during varsity girls basketball at Streamwood Monday night.

    Images: Larkin vs. Streamwood, girls basketball

    The Streamwood High School girls basketball team hosted Larkin on Monday, Feb. 5, in Streamwood. The host Sabres celebrated senior night.

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    Washington Wizards center Marcin Gortat (13) and Indiana Pacers center Myles Turner (33) go for a loose ball during the first half of an NBA basketball game in Indianapolis, Monday, Feb. 5, 2018. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy)

    Wizards beat Pacers 111-102, win 5th straight without Wall

    All-Star guard Bradley Beal scored 21 points and Kelly Oubre Jr. 15 on Monday night to help the Washington Wizards hold on for a 111-102 victory at Indiana

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    Detroit Pistons center Andre Drummond, left, prepares to swat the ball away from Portland Trail Blazers center Zach Collins (33) during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Monday, Feb. 5, 2018, in Detroit. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)

    Pistons win 4th straight in 111-91 rout of Portland

    Andre Drummond had 17 points and 17 rebounds, and the Detroit Pistons beat the Portland Trail Blazers 111-91 for their fourth straight victory

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    Stec sparks Dundee-Crown past Crystal Lake South

    Dundee-Crown boys basketball coach Lance Huber couldn’t have asked for a better night out of forward Brad Stec Friday.

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    White, No. 6 Texas women beat West Virginia 73-55

    Jatarie White picked up her second double-double of the season with 18 points and 10 rebounds to lead No. 6 Texas over West Virginia 73-55 on Monday

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    2018 Pyeongchang Olympics medal projections

    Medal predictions from The Associated Press

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    Porter scores 27, No. 15 Missouri women hold off Florida

    Cierra Porter scored a career-high 27 points and grabbed eight rebounds to help No. 15 Missouri hold off Florida 66-64

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    Nets trade Zeller to Bucks for Vaughn, 2nd-round pick

    The Brooklyn Nets have traded center Tyler Zeller to Milwaukee for guard Rashad Vaughn and a second-round pick

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    Fruendt finishing college career in style at Missouri State

    The name Liza Fruendt is synonymous with Batavia’s girls basketball program.

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    Canada women shooting for 5th straight Olympic hockey gold

    The American women's hockey team has not won an Olympic gold medal since 1998 while Canada is seeking a fifth straight Olympic title

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    Knicks' Baker to have season-ending right shoulder surgery

    Knicks guard Ron Baker will have right shoulder surgery and miss the rest of the season

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    G League grants Santa Cruz protest, orders game restarted

    The NBA G League has granted a protest by the Santa Cruz Warriors and ordered the final 17.5 seconds of their loss to Iowa to be replayed

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    Curling will be working overtime at Pyeongchang Olympics

    A 600-year-old niche sport that catches the world's attention every four years _ curling will be ever-present at the Pyeongchang Olympics

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    Infielder Eugenio Suarez has arbitration hearing with Reds

    Cincinnati infielder Eugenio Suarez went to arbitration, asking a panel for a raise from $595,000 to $4.2 million rather than the Reds' offer of $3.75 million

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    New mass start event spices up speedskating at Olympics

    Big oval to get crowded at Olympics, with debut of mass start speedskating

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    Chicago Blackhawks’ Brandon Saad, gets past Calgary Flames’ T.J. Brodie during the second period of an NHL hockey game in Calgary, Alberta, Saturday, Feb. 3, 2018. (Jeff McIntosh/The Canadian Press via AP)

    Quenneville hopes line change helps trio of Chicago Blackhawks

    Chicago Blackhawks coach Joel Quenneville puts Patrick Sharp, Ryan Hartman and Brandon Saad together Monday at practice. Can the trio break out of their collective slumps together Tuesday? Quenneville hopes so, saying, “Well, there’s certainly ability there to be successful offensively.”

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    Raiders release cornerback David Amerson

    The Oakland Raiders have released former starting cornerback David Amerson in the first significant move since Jon Gruden took over as coach last month

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    Ready to rock: Short track venue will be jumpin' at Olympics

    Short track venue will be rockin' at Olympics, where South Korea takes this sport most seriously

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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 opens 2 days of meeting on eve of Pyeongchang Olympics

    President Thomas Bach is sure to face questioning with roughly 100 IOC members gathered in frigid South Korea as two days of meetings begin that will lead up to the opening Friday of the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics

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    Golden Knights' Fleury makes emotional return to Pittsburgh

    Marc-Andre Fleury is returning to Pittsburgh for the first time since the Vegas Golden Knights selected the longtime Penguins goaltender in the expansion draft

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    New England Patriots defensive end Eric Lee takes questions from reporters in the team's locker room, Monday, Feb. 5, 2018, at Gillette Stadium, in Foxborough, Mass., following the team's loss to the Philadelphia Eagles in the NFL Super Bowl 52 football game in Minneapolis, Sunday. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)

    Belichick isn't saying why he benched Butler in Super Bowl

    Patriots coach Bill Belichick isn't saying why he benched defensive back Malcolm Butler in the Super Bowl

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    FILE In this Feb. 4, 2018 file photo fans brave cold temperatures as they wait to get into 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. The extreme cold that settled over Minneapolis during the Super Bowl has some wondering if the NFL’s marquee event will ever return. Despite some complaints about the weather, many who attended say it wasn’t a negative. The NFL has used the Super Bowl as a reward for municipalities that pump public money into new venues. The next four Super Bowls will be held at warm-weather sites, all of them with new or recently renovated stadiums. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)

    Frigid Super Bowl raises questions about northern venues

    The extreme cold that settled over Minneapolis during the Super Bowl has some wondering if the game would ever return

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    Philadelphia Eagles defensive tackle Fletcher Cox, left, and head coach Doug Pederson approach a fence where fans gathered to welcome the team Monday, Feb. 5, 2018, at Philadelphia International Airport a day after defeating the New England Patriots in Super Bowl 52. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)

    Eagles get hero's welcome after winning 1st Super Bowl title

    Philadelphians take to the streets to celebrate Eagles' Super Bowl win over Patriots

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    Watford's Daryl Janmaat, left, celebrates after scoring during the English Premier League soccer match between Watford and Chelsea at Vicarage Road stadium in London, Monday, Feb. 5, 2018.(AP Photo/Frank Augstein)

    Watford crushes 10-man Chelsea 4-1 in EPL

    Antonio Conte's future as Chelsea manager is cast into further doubt as his 10 men are thrashed by Watford 4-1 in the English Premier League

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    Pacers lose Collison for 2-3 weeks with knee injury

    The Indiana Pacers will be without Darren Collison for two to three weeks after having arthroscopic surgery on his left knee

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    Lake Zurich product Brad Kruse recently helped the Carthage College men’s basketball team to a big win at Augustana.

    Wilson recognized by Concordia-Chicago

    Competing in three events, Grayslake North graduate Chelsee Wilson helped Concordia-Chicago women’s track and field team to a fourth-place finish at the Illinois Wesleyan University Titan Open. For her efforts, she was named the Cougars ‘Female Athlete of the of the Week’.

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    Las Palmas beats last-place Malaga 1-0 late in La Liga

    Substitute Alen Halilovic has scored in the 90th minute for Las Palmas to beat relegation rival Malaga 1-0 in the Spanish league

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    FILE - In this Nov. 20, 2016 file photo, Indianapolis Colts linebacker Edwin Jackson (53) walks off the field following an NFL football game against the Tennessee Titans in Indianapolis. Jackson, 26, was one of two men killed when a suspected drunken driver struck them as they stood outside their car along a highway in Indianapolis. The Colts said in a statement Sunday, Feb. 4, 3018, that the team is "heartbroken" by Jackson's death. Authorities say the driver that struck them before dawn on Sunday tried to flee on foot but was quickly captured. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings, File)

    Police: Suspect in Colts player's crash death deported twice

    Police: Man jailed in a suspected drunken driving crash that killed Indianapolis Colts linebacker Edwin Jackson has twice been deported from the U.S.

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    Palatine’s Kacie Filian, at right battling Schaumburg’s Gina D’Orazio, is headed for a collegiate soccer future at St. Bonaventure.

    Filian family adds a St. Bonaventure recruit

    Palatine senior Kacie Filian has signed a letter of intent to play women’s soccer at St. Bonaventure. She is currently the point guard for the Pirates girls basketball team, which competes in the Mid-Suburban League championship on Wednesday.

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    FILE - This Jan. 27, 2018, file photo shows Buffalo Sabres forward Jack Eichel (15) during the Skills Competition for the NHL All Star game festivities in Tampa, Fla. Buffalo Sabres coach Phil Housley acknowledged he under-estimated how daunting the challenge he faced in changing the team's losing culture some nine months into his first season. Player accountability and leadership are once again being questioned on a Sabres team that ranks last in the Eastern Conference and 30th overall. (AP Photo/Jason Behnken, File)

    Leadership, accountability still issues with slumping Sabres

    Leadership and accountability remain issues with the slumping Buffalo Sabres despite an offseason front-office overhaul

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    FILE - In this Nov. 20, 2016 file photo, Indianapolis Colts linebacker Edwin Jackson (53) walks off the field following an NFL football game against the Tennessee Titans in Indianapolis. Jackson, 26, was one of two men killed when a suspected drunken driver struck them as they stood outside their car along a highway in Indianapolis. The Colts said in a statement Sunday, Feb. 4, 3018, that the team is "heartbroken" by Jackson's death. Authorities say the driver that struck them before dawn on Sunday tried to flee on foot but was quickly captured. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings, File)

    The Latest: Man held in NFL player's death had BAC of 0.239

    A man being held in a suspected drunken-driving crash that killed Indianapolis Colts linebacker Edwin Jackson and his Uber driver had a blood-alcohol level nearly three times Indiana's legal limit immediately after Sunday's deadly crash

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    Marcus Thames promoted to Yankees hitting coach

    Marcus Thames was promoted to hitting coach by the New York Yankees, replacing Alan Cockrell on the staff of new manager Aaron Boone

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    FILE - In this Tuesday, Aug. 11, 2015, file photo, sports agent Scott Boras attends the baseball game between the Los Angeles Dodgers and Washington Nationals in Los Angeles. Agent Scott Boras says the number of major league teams rebuilding with younger, lower-cost rosters has become a cancer to the sport, attributing behavior to the strengthened luxury tax combining with restraints on draft-pick salaries. (AP Photo/Danny Moloshok, File)

    In slow market, Boras says MLB needs more incentive to win

    Agent Scott Boras says the number of major league teams rebuilding with younger, lower-cost rosters has become a cancer to the sport, attributing behavior to a combination of the strengthened luxury tax and restraints on draft-pick salaries

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    Lazio's Adam Marusic, left, and Genoa's Diego Laxalt vie for the ball during Italian Serie A soccer match between Lazio and Genoa at the Olimpico stadium in Rome, Monday, Feb. 5, 2018. (Maurizio Brambatti/ANSA via AP)

    VAR help can't prevent Lazio from 2nd straight defeat

    Even with help from the video assistant referee, Lazio lost for the second straight week in Serie A. Diego Laxalt leaped above Lazio defender Patric to score with a bouncing header in injury time as Genoa won 2-1 at the Stadio Olimpico

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    Philadelphia Eagles head coach Doug Pederson, left, hugs owner Jeffrey Lurie as they celebrate after beating the New England Patriots in the NFL Super Bowl 52 football game Sunday, Feb. 4, 2018, in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)

    Super Bowl 52 was filled with calls befitting a classic

    Super Bowl 52 will go down as a classic slugfest, spiced with calls that will be debated for a long time

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    FILE - A Thursday, Aug. 25, 2016 file photo of former player Clarence Seedorf of the Netherlands during the UEFA Champions League draw at the Grimaldi Forum, in Monaco. Spanish club Deportivo La Coruna has hired former Dutch player Clarence Seedorf as its coach for the rest of the season. The 41-year-old Seedorf arrived on Monday, Feb. 5, 2018 in La Coruna to sign his contract. (AP Photo/Claude Paris, File)

    Deportivo La Coruna hires Seedorf as coach

    Spanish club Deportivo La Coruna has hired former Dutch player Clarence Seedorf as its coach for the rest of the season

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    FILE - In this Tuesday, Aug. 9, 2016 file photo, Australia center Liz Cambage (8) shoots over France center Sandrine Gruda during the second half of a women's basketball game at the Youth Center at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Australian center Liz Cambage has signed a multiyear contract with the Dallas Wings, returning to the WNBA organization that drafted her second overall seven years ago. In announcing the deal Monday, Feb. 5, 2018, Wings president Greg Bibb called the 6-foot-8 Cambage one of the best players in the world. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio, File)

    6-foot-8 Liz Cambage back in WNBA, playing for Dallas Wings

    Australian center Liz Cambage has signed a multiyear contract with the Dallas Wings, returning to the WNBA organization that drafted her second overall in 2011

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    NFL commissioner Roger Goodell and Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Nick Foles poses with his MVP trophy during a news conference after the NFL Super Bowl 52 football game Monday, Feb. 5, 2018, Bloomington, Minn. The Eagles won 41-33. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson)

    Eagles, Foles persevere in soaring to Super Bowl title

    Foles offers advice on his long path the NFL's summit: Don't be afraid to fail

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    Philadelphia Eagles' Nick Foles holds his daughter, Lily, after beating the New England Patriots in the NFL Super Bowl 52 football game Sunday, Feb. 4, 2018, in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)

    The Latest: Super Bowl MVP Foles fist bumps Mickey at Disney

    Walt Disney World is throwing a parade in honor of Super Bowl MVP Nick Foles

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    FILE - In this Jan. 13, 2018, file photo, New England Patriots defensive coordinator Matt Patricia leaves the field after an NFL divisional playoff football game against the Tennessee Titans in Foxborough, Mass. The Detroit Lions have hired Patricia as their coach. The expected hiring came a day after the Patriots lost to the Philadelphia Eagles in the Super Bowl. (AP Photo/Steven Senne, File)

    Lions hire Matt Patricia as coach, eyeing the Patriot Way

    Lions hire Matt Patricia as coach, hoping his work with Patriots can rub off

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    Jazz rookie Donovan Mitchell to compete in Slam Dunk contest

    Utah rookie Donovan Mitchell will compete in the Slam Dunk contest during NBA All-Star weekend in Los Angeles after Orlando forward Aaron Gordon left due to a hip injury.

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    Juventus' Gonzalo Higuain celebrates after scoring a goal during the Italian Serie A soccer match between Juventus and Sassuolo at the Allianz Stadium in Turin, Italy, Sunday, Feb. 4, 2018. Higuain scored an hat trick in Juventus 7 - 0 victory. (Alessandro Di Marco/ANSA via AP)

    Spanish company Mediapro awarded Serie A TV rights

    Domestic TV rights for Italy's Serie A have been awarded to Spanish intermediary Mediapro for 1.05 billion euros ($1.3 billion) per season

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    FILE - In this, Thursday, June 18, 2015 file photo, Italy's coach Luigi Di Biagio sings the national anthem prior to t the Euro U21 soccer championship group match in Olomouc, Czech Republic. Di Biagio will take over Italy's senior national team on a caretaker basis for friendlies against Argentina and England in March. (AP Photo/Matthias Schrader, File)

    Luigi Di Biagio takes over as Italy coach on caretaker basis

    Italy Under-21 coach Luigi Di Biagio has been promoted to take over the senior national team on a caretaker basis for friendlies against Argentina and England next month

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    FIFA Secretary General Fatma Samoura, right, meets with Spain's Sports Minister Ínigo Mendez de Vigo, in Madrid, Spain, Monday, Feb. 5, 2018. A FIFA delegation led by Samoura has met with Spanish officials on Monday to discuss concerns about government meddling in the local soccer federation. A suspension of the Spanish federation could potentially lead to the national team's exclusion from the upcoming World Cup in Russia. (AP Photo/Paul White)

    FIFA meets with Spanish officials to discuss govt. meddling

    A FIFA delegation led by secretary general Fatma Samoura met with Spanish officials on Monday to discuss concerns about government meddling in the local soccer federation

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    Connecticut's Kia Nurse, right, drives to the basket past Cincinnati's Shanice Johnson, left, during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game, Sunday, Feb. 4, 2018, in Hartford, Conn. (AP Photo/Jessica Hill)

    UConn still tops women's hoops poll after win vs. S Carolina

    UConn remains the top choice in The Associated Press women's basketball poll

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    File- This jan. 12, 2018, file photo shows Norway's Kjetil Jansrud competing during the first portion of an alpine ski, men's World Cup combined race, in Wengen, Switzerland. The Olympic speed courses at Jeongseon were raced just once on each World Cup circuit. Two years ago, Jansrud averaged more than 60 mph (100 kph) while winning by 0.20 seconds, a solid winning margin. (AP Photo/Alessandro Trovati, File)

    Alpine skiing primer: Olympic showcase of speed and thrills

    Primer on Alpine skiing: fast and dangerous, and must-see Olympic racing

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    FILE - This is a Tuesday, Jan. 23, 2018 file photo of Spain's Rafael Nadal hits a forehand return to Croatia's Marin Cilic during their quarterfinal at the Australian Open tennis championships in Melbourne, Australia, Tuesday, Jan. 23, 2018. Nadal said Monday Feb. 5, 2018 that he is recovering well from the muscle injury that forced him to retire in the quarterfinals of the Australian Open last month. (AP Photo/Andy Brownbill/ File)

    Nadal expects to be fit to play in Acapulco this month

    Rafael Nadal says he is on track to returning to the tour in Acapulco this month

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    File-This Nov. 1, 2017, file photo shows Houston Astros' George Springer reacting after hitting a double during the first inning of Game 7 of baseball's World Series against the Los Angeles Dodgers in Los Angeles. World Series MVP Springer and the Astros avoided salary arbitration by agreeing Monday, Feb. 5, 2018, to a $24 million, two-year contract. Springer gets $12 million annually under the deal and will be eligible for arbitration again after the 2019 season.(AP Photo/David J. Phillip, File)

    Series MVP Springer, Astros reach $24 million, 2-year deal

    World Series MVP George Springer, Astros agree to $24 million, 2-year deal to avoid arbitration

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    FILE - In this Oct. 22, 2017 file photo, NFL sportscaster Mike Tirico sits on the sideline set before an NFL football game between the New England Patriots and the Atlanta Falcons in Foxborough, Mass. Tirico is replacing Bob Costas as host of NBC's prime-time Olympics coverage, which starts Thursday, Feb. 8, 2018, from South Korea. Costas was host for 11 Olympic games. (AP Photo/Bill Sikes, File)

    NBC's Tirico set to fill Costas' shoes in Korea

    Mike Tirico steps into the role of Olympics television host for NBC from South Korea starting this week, replacing Bob Costas

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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 ___ PACIFIC-12 CONFERENCEConferenceAllGamesWLPCTWLPCTArizona92.818195.792Southern Cal83.727177.708Washington73.700176.739UCLA74.636167.696Stanford74.6361311.542Oregon55.500158.652Arizona St.56.455176.739Utah56.455139.591Colorado56.4551310.565Oregon St.37.3001111.500California29.182816.333Washington St.19.100913.409 ___ Sunday, Feb. 4 Arizona St. 88, Washington St. 78 Wednesday's Games California at Colorado, 11 p.m.

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    The joint Korean women's ice hockey players gather on the ice during a training session prior to the 2018 Winter Olympics in Gangneung, South Korea, Monday, Feb. 5, 2018. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)

    Linguistic divide poses problem to Korea Olympic hockey team

    North and South Korea face a widening linguistic divide after 70 years of division, and that is a challenge for the rivals' first-ever joint Olympic team as it prepares for the Pyeongchang Winter Games

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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 ___ 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 ___ HORIZON LEAGUEConferenceAllGamesWLPCTWLPCTWright St.102.833187.720N. Kentucky102.833177.708Ill.-Chicago93.7501411.560Oakland75.5831510.600Milwaukee67.4621313.500Green Bay58.3851016.385IUPUI48.333716.304Youngstown St.48.333619.240Detroit39.250718.280Cleveland St.39.250619.240 ___ Sunday, Feb. 4 Oakland 82, IUPUI 74

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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 ___ AMERICAN ATHLETIC CONFERENCEConferenceAllGamesWLPCTWLPCTCincinnati1001.000212.913Houston73.700175.773Wichita St.73.700175.773Tulsa65.5451310.565SMU55.500158.652UCF55.500148.636Memphis55.500149.609Temple56.4551310.565Tulane46.400139.591UConn46.4001112.478East Carolina38.273913.409South Florida110.091816.333 ___ Sunday, Feb. 4 Tulsa 63, South Florida 54 Temple 83, Tulane 76 Tuesday's Games UCF at Cincinnati, 7 p.m. Wichita St. at Memphis, 9 p.m. Wednesday's Games South Florida at UConn, 7 p.m. East Carolina at Temple, 7 p.m.

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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. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

    Foles outduels Brady to give Eagles their first Super Bowl

    Nick Foles engineered the type of Super Bowl-winning drive that made Tom Brady famous in the most prolific offensive game in NFL history

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    FILE - In this Tuesday, Oct. 31, 2017 file photo, Atletico's Diego Godin, left, and Qarabag's Elvin Ismayilov jump for the ball during a Group C Champions League soccer match between Atletico Madrid and Qarabag at the Metropolitano stadium in Madrid, Spain. Atletico Madrid says defender Diego Godin has undergone reconstructive procedure on his mouth after losing some of his teeth in a brutal collision in a Spanish league match Sunday Feb. 4, 2018. (AP Photo/Paul White, File)

    Godin undergoes reconstructive procedure after losing teeth

    Atletico Madrid says defender Diego Godin has undergone reconstructive procedure on his mouth after losing some of his teeth after a brutal collision in a Spanish league match on Sunday

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    Members of a traditional Korean band march through the streets near the Pyeongchang Olympic Plaza to celebrate the upcoming 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea, Monday, Feb. 5, 2018. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)

    North Korean technicians cross into South for Olympics prep

    South Korea says a 23-member advance team of North Koreans has arrived in South Korea to prepare for the North's participation in the Pyeongchang Olympics

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    Connecticut head coach Geno Auriemma, right, and associate head coach Chris Dailey watch reserves play during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game against Cincinnati, Sunday, Feb. 4, 2018, in Hartford, Conn. (AP Photo/Jessica Hill)

    ICYMI: Chicago State found its way into the record book

    ICYMI: Chicago State found its way into the record book, setting the mark for futility.

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    FILE - In this Feb. 11, 2014, file photo, Shaun White of the United States waves to the crowd after a run during the men's snowboard halfpipe qualifying at the Rosa Khutor Extreme Park, at the 2014 Winter Olympics in Krasnaya Polyana, Russia. White says there were times in the weeks after he slammed his face into a halfpipe in New Zealand and had to be helicoptered off the mountain when he wondered what was to be learned from it all. To outsiders, the answer is simple. The accident served as a jarring reminder of the hurdles White was willing to overcome to make it back to the Olympics, and this time, to leave with a third gold medal. (AP Photo/Andy Wong, File)

    Bruised, not beaten, White back for another shot at gold

    Bruised but not beaten, Shaun white back for another shot at Olympic gold

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    South Korea's Kim Kyueun and Kam Alex Kang Chan, left, skate next to North Korea's Ryom Tae Ok and Kim Ju Sik during a Pairs Figure Skating training session prior to the 2018 Winter Olympics in Gangneung, South Korea, Monday, Feb. 5, 2018. (AP Photo/Felipe Dana)

    North, South Korea share the ice in figure skating

    North and South Korean figure skaters shared the same ice for the first time at the Pyeongchang Olympics

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    New England Patriots' Tom Brady sits on the field after the NFL Super Bowl 52 football game against the Philadelphia Eagles Sunday, Feb. 4, 2018, in Minneapolis. The Eagles won 41-33. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)

    Brady takes his 3rd Super Bowl loss, despite 500-yard game

    Tom Brady became the first quarterback in NFL history to pass for 500-plus yards and three or more touchdown passes without an interception and lose the game

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    Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Carson Wentz, right, hands the Vincent Lombardi trophy to Nick Foles 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)

    Wentz keeps feelings to himself after Eagles win without him

    Carson Wentz didn't want to talk about having to watch the Philadelphia Eagles win their first Super Bowl without the man expected to be their next franchise quarterback

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    Philadelphia Eagles' Zach Ertz scores during the second half of the NFL Super Bowl 52 football game against the New England Patriots Sunday, Feb. 4, 2018, in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/Matt York)

    Zach Ertz brings in TD catch and brings home Super Bowl ring

    Philadelphia Eagles tight end Zach Ertz brings in a key touchdown catch and brings home a Super Bowl ring

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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 ___ 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 ___ HORIZON LEAGUEConferenceAllGamesWLPCTWLPCTWright St.102.833187.720N. Kentucky102.833177.708Ill.-Chicago93.7501411.560Oakland75.5831510.600Milwaukee67.4621313.500Green Bay58.3851016.385IUPUI48.333716.304Youngstown St.48.333619.240Detroit39.250718.280Cleveland St.39.250619.240 ___ Sunday's Games Oakland 82, IUPUI 74

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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 ___ AMERICAN ATHLETIC CONFERENCEConferenceAllGamesWLPCTWLPCTCincinnati1001.000212.913Houston73.700175.773Wichita St.73.700175.773Tulsa65.5451310.565SMU55.500158.652UCF55.500148.636Memphis55.500149.609Temple56.4551310.565Tulane46.400139.591UConn46.4001112.478East Carolina38.273913.409South Florida110.091816.333 ___ Sunday's Games Tulsa 63, South Florida 54 Temple 83, Tulane 76 Tuesday, Feb. 6 UCF at Cincinnati, 7 p.m. Wichita St. at Memphis, 9 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 7 South Florida at UConn, 7 p.m. East Carolina at Temple, 7 p.m.

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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 ___ PACIFIC-12 CONFERENCEConferenceAllGamesWLPCTWLPCTArizona92.818195.792Southern Cal83.727177.708Washington73.700176.739UCLA74.636167.696Stanford74.6361311.542Oregon55.500158.652Arizona St.56.455176.739Utah56.455139.591Colorado56.4551310.565Oregon St.37.3001111.500California29.182816.333Washington St.19.100913.409 ___ Sunday's Games Arizona St. 88, Washington St. 78 Wednesday, Feb. 7 California at Colorado, 11 p.m.

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    New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady can't catch a pass on a flea flicker during the first half of the NFL Super Bowl 52 football game against the Philadelphia Eagles Sunday, Feb. 4, 2018, in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/Matt York)

    Catch/No Catch: Foles does, Brady doesn't in Super Bowl

    Nick Foles caught a pass, for a touchdown no less. Tom Brady couldn't hang on to his attempt.

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    Mazzone’s Hawthorne selections for Monday’s races

    Here is today’s link to Joe Mazzone’s selections, brought to you in part by the Daily Herald and Hawthorne Racecourse, for Monday races at Hawthorne,

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    Grains mostly higher, livestock lower

    CHICAGO (AP) - Grain futures were mostly higher Tuesday in early trading on the Chicago Board of Trade. Wheat for March delivery was lost .40 cent at $4.4420 a bushel; March corn was up 3.20 cents at $3.6140 bushel; March oats rose 1.20 cents at $2.6940 a bushel while January soybeans gained 4.60 cents at $9.8060 a bushel. Beef and pork were lower on the Chicago Mercantile Exchange. February live cattle was off 1.55 cents at $1.2568 a pound; January feeder cattle fell 2.92 cents at $1.4868 a pound; February lean hogs lost .63 cent at $.7465 a pound.

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    Anthony A. Casaccio

    Inland president recognized in industry hall of fame

    Inland National Development Company LLC, a developer of residential, multifamily, hospitality, retail and senior housing properties, announced that President Anthony A. Casaccio has been recognized in the 2017 Midwest Real Estate News Commercial Real Estate Hall of Fame.

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    FILE - This file photo provided by Ram Truck Brand shows a scene from the company's Super Bowl spot. The Ram truck ad that used a speech by Martin Luther King, Jr., is drawing a backlash. The ad shows people doing service-oriented tasks set against audio of King's speech, which urges people to be "great" by serving the greater good rather than being successful. But it was criticized by viewers and ad experts alike for forging too tenuous a connection with the civil rights hero. (Ram Truck Brand via AP, File)

    Selling public service or Rams? Firm defends Super Bowl ad

    Ram's truck ad aims to deliver MLK's message on serving others but leaves out his larger point on commercialism

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    FILE - This undated file photo provided by Lululemon Athletica shows CEO Laurent Potdevin. On Monday, Feb. 5, 2018, Lululemon Athletica Inc. said Potdevin has resigned as CEO effective immediately, saying he fell short of the company's standards of conduct. (Courtesy of Lululemon Athletica via AP, File)

    Lululemon's CEO resigns over issue of conduct

    Lululemon says Laurent Potdevin has resigned as CEO, company cites issue of conduct

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    FILE - In this Monday, Jan. 22, 2018 file photo, a for sale sign is displayed in front of a home in Mount Lebanon, Pa. Economists are generally bullish in their outlooks for 2018: Most expect the new U.S. tax cuts, a sturdier global economy and a healthy job market to support consumer and business spending and a steady if modest pace of hiring. And many Americans appear confident enough to buy homes: Sales of existing houses reached their highest level in 11 years in 2017. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar, File)

    US economy fundamentally strong despite stock market plunge

    US economy remains fundamentally strong despite tumbling stock prices

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    Trader Tommy Kalikas works Monday on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. Stock markets around the world took another pummeling Monday as investors continued to fret over rising U.S. bond yields.

    U.S. stocks sink most since 2011 as rout deepens

    U.S. stocks plunged the most in more than 6 years, with the Dow Jones industrial average sinking more than 1,100 points, as the equity selloff reached a fever pitch amid rising concern that inflation will force interest rates higher. Treasuries rallied and gold rose on haven demand.

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    Islamic group criticizes deleted tweet as bigoted

    The conservative web site Breitbart.com appears to delete tweet that Islamic group criticizes as bigoted.

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    A member of the media tries an Oppo R11s smartphone during a launch event of the smartphone for the Japanese market in Tokyo on Jan. 31, 2018.

    Apple executives, Facebook billionaires endorse tech diets

    At Google, some employees use a tool that restricts time spent on email. A senior Apple Inc. executive said his wife used a device that sets iPhone and iPad limits for their children. Members of a venture capital firm meditate before phone-free quarterly meetings.

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    SixtyFour – Reserve Room, a restaurant and private events space in Downtown Naperville’s Water Street that features 16 reserve wines by the glass every day, is having its grand opening for nightly dining Friday, Feb. 9.

    SixtyFour - Reserve Room opens for nightly dining at Water Street

    SixtyFour – Reserve Room, a restaurant and private events space in Downtown Naperville’s Water Street that features 16 reserve wines by the glass every day, is having its grand opening for nightly dining Friday, Feb. 9.SW

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    Saks parent taps health care world for next CEO

    Saks parent Hudson's Bay names Helena Foulkes, executive vice president of CVS Health, as next CEO

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    Fisher Container Corp. in Buffalo Grove recently hired a veteran COO.

    Fisher Container in Buffalo Grove hires veteran COO

    Fisher Container, a provider of custom flexible packaging for food and healthcare packaging, said Monday that Dan Donofrio will join its executive team as chief operations officer.

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    Security Lock Distrutors bought a 41,803 square foot building located at 640 Heathrow Drive in Lincolnshire.

    Security Lock Distributors moves to Lincolnshire

    Security Lock Distrutors bought a 41,803 square foot building located at 640 Heathrow Drive in Lincolnshire.

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    Continental teams with NVIDIA on self-driving car system

    Software maker NVIDIA Nah-VID-E-uh) and German auto parts supplier Continental are teaming to build a self-driving vehicle system that will go on sale in 2021

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    FILE - This Friday, Aug. 11, 2017, file photo shows a sign at a Wells Fargo bank location in Philadelphia. The Fed announced late Friday, Feb. 2, 2018, which was also Fed Chair Janet Yellen’s last day, that it was freezing Wells Fargo’s growth until it can prove it has improved its internal controls. The company’s stock slid more than 6 percent in Friday after-hours trading following the news, and are now down more than 9 percent in Monday premarket trading. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)

    Wells Fargo feels Fed squeeze in early trading

    Wells Fargo is continuing to feel the heat after the Federal Reserve imposed more penalties on the bank late Friday

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    Feder: Guild staffers picket Tribune awards

    To protest the lack of progress with owner tronc, about a dozen members of the Chicago News Guild demonstrated outside the Chicago Tribune’s annual Beck Awards ceremony Friday at River Roast, Robert Feder writes.

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    FILE - In this Thursday, April 27, 2017, file photo, visitors look at a display booth for Qualcomm at the Global Mobile Internet Conference (GMIC) in Beijing. Broadcom is boosting its buyout offer for Qualcomm to more than $121 billion in cash and stock in what would be the largest tech deal in history. Broadcom Ltd. said Monday, Feb. 5, 2018 that its “best and final offer” of $82 per Qualcomm share includes $60 in cash and the rest in Broadcom shares. (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein, File)

    Broadcom raises Qualcomm bid to more than $121 billion

    Broadcom is boosting its takeover offer for chipmaker Qualcomm to more than $121 billion in cash and stock

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    Indiana House member among finalists for utility commission

    The legislator who leads the Indiana House utility committee is among the finalists for a seat on the Indiana Utility Regulatory Commission that oversees most of the state's electricity and natural gas companies

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    Eurozone economy picks up further steam at start of 2018

    A closely watched survey shows that the eurozone economy, which grew at a decade-high rate in 2017, has pushed up another gear in the new year

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    Metz, Gilmore & Vaclavek LLC in Crystal Lake acquired a law firm. Included in the practice are Carl E. Metz II, seated, and Kelly Vaclavek and Carl Gilmore.

    Crystal Lake firm acquires law firm
    Carl E. Metz II announced the legal team of Metz, Gilmore & Vaclavek LLC has acquired The Law Offices of David R. Gervais.

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    The Moorings of Arlington Heights, a Presbyterian Homes community, celebrated the grand opening of The Highlands on Thursday, Feb. 1. The event was attended by national, state and local government representatives, members of the organization’s own Board of Directors, upper-level management, and community residents and staff.

    Expanded Moorings of Arlington Heights opens today

    The Moorings of Arlington Heights, a Presbyterian Homes community, celebrated the grand opening of The Highlands, its new assisted living building.

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    Sorority experience pays off for young entrepreneur
    Small Business Columnist Jim Kendall talks with Lauren Skiniotes about how she bought a dance studio while she was in college. Running the business has similarities to her sorority.

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    Wharton Sinkler

    Congressional caucus will play key role in addressing climate change

    Guest columnist Wharton Sinkler: Would it surprise you to learn that large numbers of Republicans and Democrats in the U.S. House have signed up to look for bipartisan ways to address climate change?

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    Glad congresswoman did not attend speech
    A Mount Prospect letter to the editor: I live in Mount Prospect, a part of Jan Schakowsky’s congressional district, and I was very upset when I read the editorial titled “Schakowsky’s snub of State of the Union”.

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    Sensible bill blocked
    A Gurnee letter to the editor: On Jan. 30, Democratic senators, by filibustering, defeated legislation that would provide protection for the unborn.

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    Boycott was telling
    A Schaumburg letter to the editor: How refreshing to see your comment on Rep. Jan Schakowsky boycotting the State of the Union speech.

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    Selfish drivers made bad situation worse
    A Schaumburg letter to the editor: On Jan. 30, I was one of several hundred drivers on northbound Route 53 who came to a standstill due to a six-car accident south of the Higgins Road exit in Schaumburg.

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    Tax bill also helping with energy bills
    A Washington, D.C., letter to the editor: The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act is beginning to pay off for Illinoisans not only in your paychecks, but on your monthly energy bills (“Why your ComEd bill might be going down,” Jan. 5).

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    An economic win-win
    A Mount Prospect letter to the editor: If President Trump wants to see really great economic and unemployment numbers, he should lower the age to qualify for Medicare to 62.

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    Do-nothing senators aren’t helping troops
    An Arlington Heights letter to the editor: It appears that the junior senator from Illinois has finally come out of hiding.

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    Government as servant
    A Mundelein letter to the editor: President Trump mentioned America’s exceptionalism in his State of the Union speech.

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    Both candidates ignore needs of disabled
    A Schaumburg letter to the editor: To parents like myself who have children with autism and all other developmental disabilities.

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    Lack of basic math skills hurting students
    A Downers Grove letter to the editor: I am a retired high school physics, chemistry and advanced mathematics teacher from the Chicago Public Schools.

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    A silver lining for library project
    A Naperville letter to the editor: The Naperville Historic Preservation Commission has approved the demolition of the 1962 addition to the Old Nichols Library.

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    Faculty should not discourage debate
    A Carpentersville letter to the editor: Politically, I am decidedly liberal and have a visceral dislike of the views of Steve Bannon and President Donald Trump, but I have to wonder what the heck the faculty at the University of Chicago is thinking.

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    The fiasco on pre-paying property taxes
    A Bloomingdale letter to the editor: Whether you are a Republican or Democrat, you have to marvel at our government in action.

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    Democrats’ hypocrisy a bad example for world
    An Elgin letter to the editor: The whole world is watching what is happening in the U.S. right now, and not all of the people are blaming Trump for it.

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    Trump getting rid of ‘Chicago Way’
    An Oswego letter to the editor: DACA is shorthand for the Democrat Party “welfare for votes” swindle.

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    Shop around for best health care prices
    A St. Charles lte Health care pricing is opaque in Chicago and the suburbs.

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    Finally, a president who puts people first
    A Huntley letter to the editor: President Donald Trump is a businessman dealing in the real world in which hardworking Americans live, not the world of career politicians.

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    The fiasco on pre-paying property taxesWhether you are a Republican or Democrat, you have to marvel at our government in action. You would like to think after knowing several months beforehand that the 2018 tax reform bill, that was recently passed, that our local, state, county and federal governments would have their act together long before thousands of taxpaying residents began paying their real estate taxes prior to Jan. 1, 2018, to take advantage of prepaying those taxes in 2017.Now, the IRS steps in and says if you are not issued your actual documented tax bill, you may not claim an estimated sum to prepay the tax. To top it off, some counties in Illinois stated you can deduct either one half, 100 percent or even 105 percent of your tax bill but then some counties would only allow 50 percent of the prepaid tax bill. Really!Our government agencies let us down by jumping the gun without properly looking into this issue before thousands deposited their checks into their local county escrow accounts. Where are all the local county officials and why did they not address this issue with the IRS before taking in all the prepaid tax monies? Now it seems all the counties will be holding all the prepaid tax money in escrow and collecting interest on those millions of dollars of resident taxpayers’ monies. If the IRS is going to enforce the assessment documentation rule, then refunding all monies should take place, you would think. No word if this will occur either. I would bet that won’t happen, so who will gain from the interest on the monies in escrow? You can bet it won’t be you, the prepaying taxpayer.Roman E. StrzalaBloomingdaleDemocrats’ hypocrisy a bad example for worldThe whole world is watching what is happening in the U.S. right now, and not all of the people are blaming Trump for it. They see how things are playing out, the relentless barrage of anti-Trumpism from the Democrats. This is the tragic irony of the whole thing, how a party that prides itself on being peacemakers around the world, how are they going to be taken seriously the next time they are in charge, when they try to approach two sparring peoples, such as the Shiites and the Sunnis, to persuade them to bury the hatchet? They’re so fond of saying: “Stop fighting and start listening to one another, find areas where you all agree and build from there to build an amicable relationship.” How are they going to be taken seriously? They’ll be told: “Don’t preach to us, you don’t do it in your own country.”What I mean is taking unfair advantage of certain loopholes in our Constitution. I’m not sure loophole is the right word. Maybe “intangible nothings” would be a better way to describe it. The framers of the Constitution didn’t write about all possible scenarios of how the meaning of certain points of the Constitution could be circumvented or ignored. The fighting was supposed to take place in the halls of Congress, not in the countryside. The Founding Fathers’ revolution took place in debate, not in mob action, in rioting and mayhem. What the Democrats are doing is use other means than debate.Steven RobnettElgin Lack of basic math skills hurting studentsI am a retired high school physics, chemistry and advanced mathematics teacher from the Chicago Public Schools. Over the years, I have found that a large number of high school students, of both majority and minority groups, have not learned their elementary mathematics to adequately perform well in college-level technical subjects such as physics, chemistry, engineering and medical subjects such as laboratory work and even nursing.

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    Finally, a president who puts people firstPresident Donald Trump is a businessman dealing in the real world in which hardworking Americans live, not the world of career politicians where every word is polled for its effect on voters. Calling a country a questionable name is harsh not racist. Hollywood celebrities or liberal millionaires aren’t vacationing or building mansions in Haiti or El Salvador probably because our government has issued a travel warning for both countries.Is it mentally stable for Hillary to run on women’s rights when she enabled a sexual predator husband for over 40 years and attacked his victims? Or, Pelosi to state that you have to pass the ACA to know what’s in it? To have a president lying about keeping your plan & your doctor and premiums would decrease? Gruber stating the American people were too stupid to realize that Obamacare was a tax? Obama laughing at his failed $1 trillion “shovel-ready jobs” project? Obama, who considered himself a citizen of the world and continually enriched the world at our expense including a treaty that allowed other countries to pollute the environment for up to 20 years while America was shackled by regulations just to help spread our wealth globally? Is it mentally stable for Hillary supporters and congressional Democrats to resist attempts by our president to better America? To yell at the night sky like banshees? To prevent conservative freedom of speech by rioting and destroying property, thereby endangering the lives of our police? To wear hats called by a private part on their heads? To continue these practices for over a year?He is the most transparent president in history. We now have a president who is proud to be an American citizen and who puts us first, not last like our former citizen of the world.Gail RoseHuntleyLack of basic math skills hurting studentsI am a retired high school physics, chemistry and advanced mathematics teacher from the Chicago Public Schools. Over the years, I have found that a large number of high school students, of both majority and minority groups, have not learned their elementary mathematics to adequately perform well in college-level technical subjects such as physics, chemistry, engineering and medical subjects such as laboratory work and even nursing. Not being competent in basic mathematics may mean not being able to earn a comfortable living in a technical or medical type job which often pays a good wage as opposed to a nontechnical type job which often pays a smaller wage. This weakness in basic math skills may even extend to lower test scores on intelligence tests, and employment tests, for example and may also extend for an entire lifetime of promotions and job opportunities. Also, I have found a number of high school students, of majority and minority, who get their physics and chemistry wrong not because they do not know how to do the problem correctly, but because they do not know their fractions, decimals and long division properly to obtain the right answer on the other sign of the equal sign. Much potential in our schools is being wasted by our precious students not properly learning their elementary mathematics which is one of the foundations for higher level math and science career courses and a lifetime of adequate employment.Stewart BrekkeDowners GroveTrump getting rid of ‘Chicago Way’

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