Daily Archive : Wednesday February 7, 2018

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    Andreas Wellinger, of Germany, soars through the air during the men's normal hill individual ski jumping qualifier ahead of the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea, Thursday, Feb. 8, 2018. (AP Photo/Matthias Schrader)

    The Latest: Wellinger tops Stoch in ski jump qualifying

    Andreas Wellinger will take his strong form into the final of the men's normal hill ski jump at the Pyeongchang Olympics

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    This combination of images shows United States' athletes Erin Hamlin, left, and Shani Davis. A tweet posted to the account of Davis is blasting the selection of luge athlete Hamlin as the U.S. flagbearer for the opening ceremony at the Pyeongchang Games. The tweet says the selection was made "dishonorably," and included a reference to Black History Month in a hashtag. Hamlin and Davis each got four votes in the final balloting of the athlete-led process. (AP Photos/File)

    Tweet from speedskater's account rips flagbearer coin toss

    Tweet from speedskater Shani Davis' account rips coin toss used to choose U.S. flagbearer

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    Cleveland Cavaliers' LeBron James, left, celebrates after making the game-winning basket in overtime in an NBA basketball game against the Minnesota Timberwolves, Wednesday, Feb. 7, 2018, in Cleveland. The Cavaliers won 140-138 in overtime. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)

    Big shot: LeBron's jumper at buzzer gives Cavs 140-138 win

    LeBron's shot at overtime buzzer gives Cavaliers 140-138 win over Timberwolves

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    Toronto Maple Leafs left winger James van Riemsdyk, who scored the winning shootout goal, congratulates goaltender Frederik Andersen (31) after the team's 3-2 win over the Nashville Predators an NHL hockey game Wednesday, Feb. 7, 2018, in Toronto. (Frank Gunn/The Canadian Press via AP)

    James van Riemsdyk score SO winner, Leafs beat Predators 3-2

    James van Riemsdyk scored in regulation and again in the seventh round of a shootout in the Toronto Maple Leafs' 3-2 victory over the Nashville Predators

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    U.S. skater Michelle Kwan didn’t need lyrics, according to coach Frank Carroll. She was able to interpret the music for the audience herself.

    What’s new in Olympic figure skating? Lyrics

    Single skaters at the 2018 Games will be allowed to compete to music with lyrics for the first time in Olympic history. The hope is that opening figure skating’s songbook will boost TV ratings and entice a wave of youngsters to try the sport. But the question remains: How will it play with Olympic judges?

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    Girls basketball scoreboard: Wednesday, Feb. 7 results
    High school girls basketball results from games of Wednesday, Feb. 7.

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    Girls gymnastics scoreboard: Wednesday, Feb. 7 results
    High school girls gymnastics results from meets of Wednesday, Feb. 7.

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    Boys basketball scoreboard: Wednesday, Feb. 7 results
    High school boys basketball results from games of Wednesday, Feb. 7.

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    Marian Catholic wins at St. Viator

    St. Viator’s girls basketball team came up short 42-30 against visiting Marian Catholic on Wednesday in an East Suburban Catholic Conference finale.

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    Hersey’s Erin McGrath celebrates her team’s victory over Palatine during the Mid-Suburban League championship game at Palatine on Wednesday.

    With new cast, Hersey’s a repeat MSL champion

    Despite graduating four all-area players from last year’s Mid-Suburban League girls basketball championship team, Hersey defended its title with a 43-31 win over Palatine on Wednesday night. It was the third conference title for coach Mary Fendley, who won her first in 2005 against the same Palatine program.

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    Lisle’s Natalie Takahashi (2) drives past Westmont’s Frankie Fabry (15) during the girls IHSA Class 2A Timothy Christian regional semifinal in Elmhurst on Wednesday, Feb. 7, 2018.

    Takahashi scores 30 in Lisle win against Westmont

    Lisle defeated Westmont in a Class 2A Timothy Christian girls basketball regional semifinal.

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    Boston Bruins goaltender Anton Khudobin makes a glove save during the second period of the team's NHL hockey game against the New York Rangers, Wednesday, Feb. 7, 2018, at Madison Square Garden in New York. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)

    Bruins rout Rangers 6-1 for 18th win in 23 games

    Riley Nash and Zdeno Chara scored first-period goals and Patrice Bergeron added two in the second to help the surging Boston Bruins swamp the New York Rangers 6-1

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    From left, former Naperville North diving coach Steve Mazzarella, current swim/dive coach Andy McWhirter and former coach Lew Kasten.

    A new battle for Naperville North’s Mazzarella

    Naperville North rallies around Steve Mazzarella

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    Signature moments for Lake County athletes

    Wednesday marked the latest national letter of intent signing day; here’s an accounting of Lake County’s high school athletes who made official their college commitments.

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    U.S. Vice President Mike Pence addresses members of U.S. military services and Japan Self-Defense Force before he departs for South Korea, at U.S. Air Force Yokota base in Fussa, on the outskirts of Tokyo, Japan, Thursday, Feb. 8, 2018. (Toru Hanai/Pool Photo via AP)

    North Korea says it's not interested in meeting US VP Pence

    North Korea says it is not interested in meeting with U.S. Vice President Mike Pence during his visit to attend the opening ceremony of the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics in South Korea

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    FILE - In this Dec. 2, 2010 photo, Atlanta Thrashers coach Craig Ramsay stands behind his bench during an NHL hockey game against the Pittsburgh Penguins in Pittsburgh. Ramsay knows Russia has the best men’s hockey team at the Olympics. He just doesn’t think Slovakia is far behind. The former NHL coach is trying to make Slovakia’s players believe they can beat the likes of Canada, Sweden and the United States. Slovakia, Finland and Germany are undoubtedly underdogs in South Korea but have teams - and goaltending - that should make the traditional powerhouses nervous. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar, File)

    Goaltending gives European underdogs a chance at Olympics

    Goaltending gives European underdogs Finland, Slovakia and Germany a chance at the Olympics

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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)

    Appeal hearings begin for Russians ahead of Olympics

    Last-ditch appeal hearings have started for Russian athletes seeking admission to the Pyeongchang Olympics as the total number of appeals hit 60

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    Grayslake Central’s Kate Bullman and Wauconda’s Allie Tylka, right, battle for a loose ball Wednesday night in Wauconda.

    Grayslake Central clinches share of NLCC title

    Grayslake Central’s 47-28 win over host Wauconda came with a bonus Wednesday night. The victory clinched a share of the Northern Lake County Conference girls basketball championship for the Rams, who improved to 21-7 with their seventh win in a row and 12th in their last 13 games.

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    Girls gymnastics: Maine South’s special effort edges out Prairie Ridge

    Caleigh Pistorius took first in the all-around (37.65), helping Maine South edge Prairie Ridge 147.425-147.325 in the Hoffman Estates girls gymnastics sectional Wednesday.

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    Harvest Christian dominates regional opener

    Harvest Christian’s girls basketball team defeated West Carroll 69-29 in the opening round of the Class 2A Port Byron regional Wednesday night.

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    Timothy Christian’s Sureya Alex (21) moves the ball down the court against Collins Academy during the girls IHSA Class 2A Timothy Christian regional semifinal in Elmhurst on Wednesday, Feb. 7, 2018.

    Timothy Christian takes care of business in playoff opener

    Timothy Christian defeated Collins Academy in a Class 2A girls basketball regional semifinal at Timothy Christian.

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    Hampshire’s Jessica Heine loses control of the ball as she is double-teamed by Dundee-Crown’s Cassidy Randl and Kendall Kieltyka, right, Wednesday in a girls basketball game in Hampshire.

    Hampshire beats Dundee-Crown on senior night

    Great defense and just enough offense. That recipe produced a 38-33 victory for Hampshire over Dundee-Crown in Fox Valley Conference action in Hampshire Wednesday night.

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    Brooklyn Nets guard Joe Harris passes the ball as Detroit Pistons center Andre Drummond (0) closes in during the first half of an NBA basketball game Wednesday, Feb. 7, 2018, in Detroit. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)

    Drummond, Griffin leads Pistons over Nets 115-106

    Andre Drummond had 17 points and 27 rebounds, and the Detroit Pistons extended their winning streak to five with a 115-106 victory over the Brooklyn Nets

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    Palatine’s Kendra Lindell makes a move toward the basket against Hersey defender Erin McGrath during the Mid-Suburban League championship game at Palatine Wednesday.

    Images: Palatine vs. Hersey, girls basketball

    The Palatine High School girls basketball team hosted Hersey High school on Wednesday, Feb. 7, in Palatine.

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    Louisville coach Jeff Walz argues a call during the first half of the team's NCAA college basketball game against Clemson, Wednesday, Feb. 7, 2018, in Louisville, Ky. (AP Photo/Timothy D. Easley)

    No. 4 Louisville overcomes slow start to beat Clemson 65-46

    Asia Durr scored 15 points to lead No. 4 Louisville, which survived a sluggish start, to a 65-46 win over Clemson

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    Jalen Shaw

    Larkin’s Shaw earns MVP honor

    Larkin senior standout Jalen Shaw has earned Daily Herald MVP honors for his recent high school boys basketball performances.

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    Lucy Schmid

    Naperville Central’s Schmid earns MVP selection

    Naperville Central junior forward Lucy Schmid has earned Daily Herald MVP honors for her recent high school girls basketball performances.

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    Bartlett stays hot, beats St. Francis

    Nearly 24 hours after clinching the Upstate Eight Conference Valley Division with a 62-43 victory over East Aurora, Bartlett’s girls basketball team continued its winning ways against St. Francis Wednesday night.

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    Workers mop the court during a delay for the start of an NBA basketball game against the Indiana Pacers in New Orleans, Wednesday, Feb. 7, 2018. The game was under a delay due to moisture falling from the rafters onto the court. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)

    Pacers-Pelicans postponed over concerns about roof leak

    The NBA game between the Indiana Pacers and New Orleans Pelicans has been postponed after nearly two-hour delay because of a roof leak that briefly allowed rain water to puddle near one of the foul lines

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    Chicago Bulls forward Lauri Markkanen (24) slam-dunks over New Orleans Pelicans center DeMarcus Cousins (0) in the first half of an NBA basketball game in New Orleans, Monday, Jan. 22, 2018. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)

    Diapers to dunks: Markkanen back with Chicago Bulls after birth of child

    Lauri Markkanen is back with the Chicago Bulls after missing the three-game Western road trip due to the birth of his first child. Markkanen said he was able to work out while away from the team and feels ready to play.

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    Chicago Blackhawks goaltender Jeff Glass (30) makes a save as Calgary Flames’ Matthew Tkachuk (19) looks for the rebound during the first period of an NHL hockey game Tuesday, Feb. 6, 2018, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)

    Chicago Blackhawks’ Glass ‘disappointed’ about call

    Upon further review, it appears the Chicago Blackhawks really got robbed in the third period of their 3-2 loss to Calgary on Tuesday night.

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    Connecticut forward Gabby Williams (15) looks to move past Central Florida forward Masseny Kaba during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game, Wednesday, Feb. 7, 2018, in Orlando, Fla. (AP Photo/John Raoux)

    Samuelson helps No. 1 UConn beat Central Florida 55-37

    Katie Lou Samuelson scored 19 points and Azura Stevens added 12 to help No. 1 UConn beat University of Central Florida 55-37

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    Canada's Kaetlyn Osmond performs her routine during a practice session at the Gangneung Ice Arena ahead of the 2018 Winter Olympics in Gangneung, South Korea, Wednesday, Feb. 7, 2018. (Paul Chiasson/The Canadian Press via AP)

    Team competition to open Olympic figure skating program

    The Olympic figure skating program begins Friday with the start of the team competition, and how nations view it varies widely

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    Lisle’s Natalie Takahashi (2) drives past Westmont’s Frankie Fabry (15).

    Images: Lisle vs. Westmont, girls basketball regional semifinal

    Lisle played Westmont in a Class 2A Timothy Christian girls basketball semifinal in Elmhurst on Wednesday night.

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    Grayslake Central’s Kate Bullman (33) loses the ball to Wauconda’s Megan Sinnott, right.

    Images: Wauconda vs. Grayslake Central, girls basketball

    The Wauconda Bulldogs hosted the Grayslake Central Rams for girls basketball action on Wednesday, Feb. 7 in Wauconda.

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    Timothy Christian’s Jordyn Strube (5) goes up for a shot after getting past Collins Academy’s Jade Hughes.

    Images: Timothy Christian vs. Collins Academy, girls basketball regional semifinal

    Timothy Christian played Collins Academy and Lisle played Westmont in the Class 2A Timothy Christian girls basketball semifinals in Elmhurst.

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    Andrew Chatfield, a defensive end from the football team at American Heritage High School, announces he is signing with Florida on national signing day, Wednesday, Feb. 7, 2018, in Plantation, Fla. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)

    New SEC coaches deliver mixed results on signing day

    New SEC coaches deliver mixed results with their first recruiting classes while dealing with challenges of early signing period

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

    BC-BKC--Drake-Loyola of Chicago Long Box LOYOLA OF CHICAGO 72, DRAKE 57FGFTRebDRAKEMinM-AM-AO-TAPFPTSMcGlynn226-122-21-70216Arogundade301-43-42-6325McMurray301-60-01-3403Rivers265-70-01-41110Timmer356-152-22-41116Woodward171-62-20-0114Gibbs120-51-21-3101Kuenstling121-20-00-4022Thomas100-30-01-1000Schlatter60-10-00-1100Totals20021-6110-129-3312957 Percentages: FG .344, FT .833. 3-Point Goals: 5-19, .263 (McGlynn 2-3, Timmer 2-6, McMurray 1-3, Thomas 0-1, Woodward 0-1, Gibbs 0-2, Arogundade 0-3). Team Rebounds: 3. Team Turnovers: 9 (6 PTS). Blocked Shots: 2 (McGlynn 2). Turnovers: 9 (McMurray 3, Schlatter 2, Arogundade, Kuenstling, Thomas, Timmer). Steals: 6 (McMurray 2, Rivers 2, Timmer, Woodward). Technical Fouls: None. FGFTRebLOYOLA OF CHICAGOMinM-AM-AO-TAPFPTSKrutwig277-93-45-92017Custer356-150-00-44314Richardson314-80-00-46311Townes274-81-10-2309Ingram302-80-00-10006Jackson135-80-00-01110Satterwhite130-10-00-2300Williamson101-10-00-0033Skokna90-10-00-2120Avery41-10-00-0102Negron10-00-00-1010Totals20030-604-55-34211372 Percentages: FG .500, FT .800. 3-Point Goals: 8-22, .364 (Richardson 3-7, Ingram 2-5, Custer 2-6, Williamson 1-1, Jackson 0-1, Skokna 0-1, Townes 0-1). Team Rebounds: 2. Team Turnovers: 9 (9 PTS). Blocked Shots: 3 (Ingram, Townes, Williamson). Turnovers: 9 (Krutwig 3, Custer 2, Townes 2, Avery, Richardson). Steals: 5 (Custer 3, Jackson, Townes). Technical Fouls: None. Drake2829-57Loyola of Chicago3240-72 A_2,802 (4,486).

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    FILE - In this March 4, 2017, file photo, United States' Lindsey Vonn competes during the women's World Cup downhill at the Jeongseon Alpine Center in Jeongseon, South Korea. The most prized Olympic titles in Alpine skiing will be won this month on downhill courses raced only once before. “I think it's very unique,” said Vonn, who was runner-up in the women’s test race. “There are a lot of elements on the Olympic track that aren't on any World Cup (course).” (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon, File)

    Sacred trees line the route to Olympic downhill gold medal

    The most prized Olympic titles in Alpine skiing will be won this month on downhill courses raced only once before, and lined with trees that are sacred as symbols of fertility

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    Loyola Chicago tops Drake 72-57 for 20th win

    Cameron Krutwig scored 17 points, Clayton Custer added 14 and Loyola Chicago pulled away from Drake 72-57

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    Houston Rockets guard James Harden (13) goes up for a shot against Miami Heat center Hassan Whiteside (21) during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Wednesday, Feb. 7, 2018, in Miami. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)

    James Harden scores 41 points, Rockets beat Heat 109-101

    James Harden scored 41 points and the Houston Rockets beat the Miami Heat 109-101 for their sixth straight victory and 10th in 11 games

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

    BC-BKC--Drake-Loyola of Chicago Long Box LOYOLA OF CHICAGO 72, DRAKE 57FGFTRebDRAKEMinM-AM-AO-TAPFPTSMcGlynn226-122-21-70216Arogundade301-43-42-6325McMurray301-60-01-3403Rivers275-80-01-41110Timmer356-152-22-41116Woodward171-62-20-0114Gibbs120-41-21-3101Kuenstling121-20-00-4022Thomas100-30-01-1000Schlatter60-10-00-1100Totals20021-6110-129-3312957 Percentages: FG .344, FT .833. 3-Point Goals: 5-19, .263 (McGlynn 2-3, Timmer 2-6, McMurray 1-3, Thomas 0-1, Woodward 0-1, Gibbs 0-2, Arogundade 0-3). Team Rebounds: 3. Team Turnovers: 9 (6 PTS). Blocked Shots: 2 (McGlynn 2). Turnovers: 9 (McMurray 3, Schlatter 2, Arogundade, Kuenstling, Thomas, Timmer). Steals: 6 (McMurray 2, Rivers 2, Timmer, Woodward). Technical Fouls: None. FGFTRebLOYOLA OF CHICAGOMinM-AM-AO-TAPFPTSKrutwig277-93-45-92017Custer356-160-00-44314Richardson314-80-00-46311Townes274-81-10-2309Ingram302-80-00-10006Jackson135-80-00-01110Satterwhite130-00-00-2300Williamson101-10-00-0043Skokna90-10-00-2120Avery41-10-00-0102Negron10-00-00-1000Totals20030-604-55-34211372 Percentages: FG .500, FT .800. 3-Point Goals: 8-22, .364 (Richardson 3-7, Ingram 2-5, Custer 2-6, Williamson 1-1, Jackson 0-1, Skokna 0-1, Townes 0-1). Team Rebounds: 2. Team Turnovers: 9 (9 PTS). Blocked Shots: 3 (Ingram, Townes, Williamson). Turnovers: 9 (Krutwig 3, Custer 2, Townes 2, Avery, Richardson). Steals: 5 (Custer 3, Jackson, Townes). Technical Fouls: None. Drake2829-57Loyola of Chicago3240-72

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    Maryland's Kevin Huerter goes in for a basket against Penn State during an NCAA college basketball game Wednesday, Feb. 7, 2018, in State College, Pa. (Abby Drey/Centre Daily Times via AP)

    Stevens leads Penn State over Maryland 74-70

    Stevens leads Penn State over Maryland

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    Montini clobbers DeLaSalle on senior night

    Montini defeated DeLaSalle in a Girls Catholic Athletic Conference Red Division girls basketball game.

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    Loyola-Maryland holds off American 72-69

    Isaiah Hart and Brent Holcombe scored 17 points each and Loyola-Maryland defeated American 72-69

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    Dundee-Crown’s Kendall Kieltyka gets past the defense of Hampshire’s Lauren Herrmann Wednesday in a girls basketball game in Hampshire.

    Images: Hampshire vs. Dundee-Crown, girls basketball

    The Hampshire High School girls basketball team hosted Dundee-Crown High School on Wednesday, Feb. 7, in Hampshire.

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    Apodi of Brazil's Chapecoense gestures on his knees to the referee who called his foul against Uruguay's Nacional during a Copa Libertadores soccer match against in Montevideo, Uruguay, Wednesday, Feb. 7, 2018. (AP Photo/Matilde Campodonico)

    Brazil's Chapecoense knocked out of South American cup

    Brazil's Chapecoense has been knocked out of the prestigious Copa Libertadores after a surprising qualification for the South American cup last year

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    Madison Knott, left, pictured at last year’s Class 2A girls state tournament, and her St. Edward teammates will compete this year in Class 3A.

    Scouting Fox Valley area 3A/4A girls basketball postseason

    Geneva, Dundee-Crown and Burlington Central are among the Fox Valley area teams to watch when the Class 3A and 4A girls basketball postseason begins next week.

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    Top 25 Capsules

    Top 25 Capsules

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    Jensen, Goodwin lift No. 22 Cowgirls past No. 24 Frogs 71-54

    Kaylee Jensen and Loryn Goodwin combined for 46 points and 29 rebounds and No. 22 Oklahoma State pulled away from No. 24 TCU 71-54

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    Brown helps No. 19 Duke women edge Wake Forest 59-51

    Lexie Brown scored 21 points, six combing in the last 2½ minutes, and No. 19 Duke turned back Wake Forest 59-51 in the first game since injured starter Haley Gorecki was lost for the season

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    Nebraska coach Scott Frost speaks to journalists during an NCAA college football signing day news conference in Lincoln, Neb., Wednesday, Feb. 7, 2018. (AP Photo/Nati Harnik)

    Frost due for break after wrapping up Huskers' top-25 class

    Signing day marks end of the two-month whirlwind for Frost after he wraps up Huskers' top-25 recruiting class

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    Ottawa Senators' Alexandre Burrows (14) and New Jersey Devils' Sami Vatanen (45) react as the puck comes off the goal post behind goaltender Keith Kinkaid during the third period of an NHL hockey game Tuesday, Feb. 6, 2018, in Ottawa, Ontario. (Fred Chartrand/The Canadian Press via AP)

    Ottawa forward Alexandre Burrows suspended 10 games

    Ottawa forward Alexandre Burrows was suspended for 10 games without pay by the NHL for serving as the aggressor in an altercation and kneeing New Jersey forward Taylor Hall

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    Workers mop the court during a delay for the start of an NBA basketball game against the Indiana Pacers in New Orleans, Wednesday, Feb. 7, 2018. The game was under a delay due to moisture falling from the rafters onto the court. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)

    Pacers-Pelicans game delayed by leak during rain storm

    The NBA game between the Indiana Pacers and New Orleans Pelicans has been delayed more than a half-hour because of a leak allowing water to puddle near one of the foul lines

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    Calgary Flames' Johnny Gaudreau (13) watches a shot from teammate Michael Stone go past Chicago Blackhawks goaltender Jeff Glass for a goal, as Jordan Oesterle (82) and Duncan Keith also watch during the third period of an NHL hockey game Tuesday, Feb. 6, 2018, in Chicago. The Flames won 3-2. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)

    No blame game for Chicago Blackhawks’ woes

    A gut-wrenching season for the Chicago Blackhawks continued Tuesday with a gut-wrenching loss to Calgary. Give the Hawks credit, though, for not blaming officials for their fate, instead focusing on what they can control.

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    Olympic Athlete from Russia curler Anastasia Bryzgalova prepares to throw her stone during the mixed doubles training session ahead of the 2018 Winter Olympics in Gangneung, South Korea, Wednesday, Feb. 7, 2018. (AP Photo/Aaron Favila)

    Pyeongchang Olympics begin with mixed doubles curling

    The highly politicized Pyeongchang Olympics have begun with a curling competition featuring a showdown between a pair of U.S. siblings and a Russian team competing in neutral uniforms with no national insignia

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    Nets without Acy in matchup with Pistons

    Quincy Acy is out for the Brooklyn Nets in their game at Detroit because of a sprained right middle finger

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    Clippers, guard Lou Williams agree to contract extension

    Lou Williams and the Los Angeles Clippers have agreed to a contract extension

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    Tottenham's Erik Lamela celebrates after scoring his side's second goal during the English FA Cup fourth round replay soccer match between Tottenham Hotspur and Newport County at Wembley Stadium in London, Wednesday, Feb. 7, 2018.(AP Photo/Frank Augstein)

    Lamela's 1st goal in 17 months helps Tottenham win in FA Cup

    Erik Lamela scored his first goal in 17 months to help Tottenham reach the fifth round of the FA Cup at the second attempt with a 2-0 victory over fourth-tier side Newport on Wednesday

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    Matt Patricia smile while being introduced as the new head coach of the Detroit Lions during an NFL football news conference at the team's training facility in Allen Park, Mich., Wednesday, Feb. 7, 2018. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)

    Lions hope coach Matt Patricia ends their search for winner

    The Detroit Lions have introduced Matt Patricia as their coach

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    FILE - This March 28, 2015 file photo shows Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson talking with fellow Texas Rangers in the dugout during a spring training baseball game between the Texas Rangers and the San Diego Padres in Surprise, Ariz. Wilson has been traded from the Texas Rangers to the New York Yankees. The Rangers selected Wilson in the Triple-A portion of the Rule 5 draft during the winter meetings in December 2013, about two months before he led the Seahawks to a win over Denver in the Super Bowl. (AP Photo/Lenny Ignelzi)

    Rangers trade QB-infielder Russell Wilson to Yankees

    Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson has been traded _ from the Texas Rangers to the New York Yankees

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    Wild defenseman Jonas Brodin out 3-4 weeks with broken hand

    Minnesota Wild defenseman Jonas Brodin will miss the next three to four weeks recovering from a broken left hand that required surgery

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    Sevilla beats Leganes 2-0, returns to Copa del Rey final

    Sevilla ends Leganes' run in Copa del Rey, reaches final for second time in three seasons

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    New Titans coordinators come from very different backgrounds

    Tennessee Titans' new coordinators come from very different backgrounds

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    Wyoming signs another to its 2018 recruiting class

    Wyoming has added to its 2018 recruiting class by signing a defensive tackle from California

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    College Basketball Schedule

    All Times ESTThursday, Feb. 8EAST Bryant at Wagner, 5 p.m. Florida Gulf Coast at NJIT, 7 p.m. Quinnipiac at Niagara, 7 p.m. Towson at Drexel, 7 p.m. UMBC at Binghamton, 7 p.m. Vermont at Albany (NY), 7 p.m. Monmouth (NJ) at Iona, 7 p.m. St. Francis (Pa.) at LIU Brooklyn, 7 p.m. Manhattan at Rider, 7 p.m. Mount St. Mary's at CCSU, 7 p.m. Northeastern at Delaware, 7 p.m. Siena at Canisius, 7 p.m. Mass.-Lowell at Stony Brook, 7 p.m. Maine at New Hampshire, 7 p.m. Robert Morris at St. Francis Brooklyn, 7 p.m. Marist at St. Peter's, 7 p.m. Sacred Heart at Fairleigh Dickinson, 7 p.m. SOUTH Pittsburgh at Clemson, 7 p.m. Stetson at SC-Upstate, 7 p.m. William & Mary at Coll. of Charleston, 7 p.m. The Citadel at Chattanooga, 7 p.m. Hofstra at Elon, 7 p.m. Georgia Tech at Louisville, 7 p.m. Austin Peay at Murray St., 7 p.m. W. Carolina at VMI, 7 p.m. North Florida at Kennesaw St., 7 p.m. Louisiana-Lafayette at Georgia St., 7:15 p.m. Hampton at Howard, 7:30 p.m. Milwaukee at N. Kentucky, 7:30 p.m. SE Missouri at Morehead St., 7:30 p.m. Louisiana-Monroe at Georgia Southern, 7:30 p.m. Stephen F. Austin at McNeese St., 7:30 p.m. Rice at Middle Tennessee, 7:30 p.m. Jacksonville at Lipscomb, 7:30 p.m. Charlotte at Louisiana Tech, 8 p.m. Old Dominion at Southern Miss., 8 p.m. Duke at North Carolina, 8 p.m. North Texas at UAB, 8 p.m. UT Martin at E. Kentucky, 8 p.m. FIU at Marshall, 8 p.m. UALR at South Alabama, 8:05 p.m. Arkansas St. at Troy, 8:15 p.m. FAU at W. Kentucky, 8:30 p.m. Belmont at Tennessee St., 8:30 p.m. Tennessee Tech at Jacksonville St., 9 p.m. MIDWEST Cleveland St. at IUPUI, 7 p.m. Green Bay at Wright St., 7:30 p.m. Seattle at UMKC, 8 p.m. W. Illinois at Nebraska-Omaha, 8 p.m. Grand Canyon at Rio Grande, 8 p.m. E. Illinois at SIU-Edwardsville, 8 p.m. Youngstown St. at Ill.-Chicago, 8 p.m. Fort Wayne at South Dakota, 8 p.m. Utah Valley at Chicago St., 8:05 p.m. S. Illinois at Illinois St., 9 p.m. Wisconsin at Illinois, 9 p.m. SOUTHWEST Tulane at Tulsa, 7 p.m. N. Dakota St. at Oral Roberts, 8 p.m. SMU at Houston, 9 p.m. FAR WEST UC Riverside at Hawaii, 12 a.m. Stanford at Utah, 8 p.m. Sacramento St. at Montana St., 9 p.m. North Dakota at Weber St., 9 p.m. Portland St. at Montana, 9 p.m. CS Bakersfield at New Mexico St., 9 p.m. S. Dakota St. at Denver, 9 p.m. N. Colorado at Idaho St., 9 p.m. Gonzaga at Pacific, 10 p.m. Portland at San Francisco, 10 p.m. UCLA at Arizona, 10 p.m. Cal Poly at Cal St.-Fullerton, 10 p.m. Saint Mary's (Cal) at Loyola Marymount, 10 p.m. Washington at Oregon, 10 p.m. UC Santa Barbara at UC Davis, 10 p.m. Washington St. at Oregon St., 10:30 p.m. San Diego at Pepperdine, 10:30 p.m. Santa Clara at BYU, 11 p.m. Southern Cal at Arizona St., 11 p.m. Friday, Feb. 9EAST Davidson at Rhode Island, 7 p.m. Cornell at Brown, 7 p.m. Penn at Dartmouth, 7 p.m. Columbia at Yale, 7 p.m. Princeton at Harvard, 7 p.m. MIDWEST Toledo at Miami (Ohio), 6 p.m.

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    FILE - This is a 2017 photo of Raudy Read of the Washington Nationals. Read has been suspended for the first 80 games of the season following a positive test for Boldenone under Major League Baseball's drug-testing program. The commissioner's office announced the discipline Wednesday, Feb. 7, 2018 after it was upheld by arbitrator Mark Irvings. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, file)

    Nats catcher Read suspended 80 games for positive drug test

    Washington catcher Raudy Read has been suspended for the first 80 games of the season following a positive test for Boldenone under Major League Baseball's drug-testing program

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    FILE - In this Oct. 2, 2016, file photo, New England Patriots head coach Bill Belichick, left, and offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels talk before an NFL football game against the Buffalo Bills in Foxborough, Mass. McDaniels has backed out of a deal to become the Indianapolis' Colts new coach, a decision that shocked the franchise hours after it announced his hiring. The Colts confirmed McDaniels' decision in a statement Tuesday night after reports emerged that the Patriots' offensive coordinator had opted to stay in New England with coach Bill Belichick. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola, File)

    McDaniels stay gives Patriots possible Belichick successor

    Patriots keep possible successor to Belichick in house with McDaniels' return

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    Florida State NCAA college football head coach Willie Taggart discusses his first recruiting class at the school during a press conference in Tallahassee, Fla., Wednesday, Feb. 7, 2018. (AP Photo/Joe Reedy)

    Early period makes for calm national signing day around ACC

    Signing day was a lot less frantic than usual around the Atlantic Coast Conference

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    Philadelphia Eagles fan and fashion designer Nancy Volpe Beringer places a small dressmaker's form with an outfit she says she made and would like to give Eagles' Nick Foles daughter, Lily, on the steps of the Philadelphia Museum of Art, Wednesday Feb. 7, 2018, in Philadelphia. A parade and celebration honoring the Eagles' Super Bowl victory over the New England Patriots is scheduled for Thursday. (AP Photo/Jacqueline Larma)

    Philadelphia gears up to shut down for Eagles parade

    Philadelphia is gearing up, greening up and shutting down for its first-ever Super Bowl parade, with universities, schools and city offices all shuttering and mass transit being shifted to serve the needs of parade-going Eagles fans.

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    Georgia rehires Fountain, also adds Hankton from Vanderbilt

    Georgia's Smart confirms hires of assistants Scott Fountain from Mississippi State and Cortez Hankton from Vandy

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    US women to face Mexico in Houston

    The U.S. women's national team will play Mexico in Houston on April 8, as both teams prepare for World Cup qualifying later this year

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    Clemson says running back CJ Fuller is transferring

    Clemson announces that running back C.J. Fuller is leaving the Tigers football team

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    Rooney hopeful Steelers can reach long-term deal with Bell

    Pittsburgh Steelers president Art Rooney II is optimistic the team can sign All-Pro running back Le'Veon Bell to a long-term extension going into the 2018 season

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    New York Knicks forward Kristaps Porzingis lies on the ground after being injured during the first half of the team's NBA basketball game against the Milwaukee Bucks, Tuesday, Feb. 6, 2018, at Madison Square Garden in New York. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)

    Knicks hopes on hold after Kristaps Porzingis tears ACL

    Without Kristaps Porzingis, there's no reason for the New York Knicks to be thinking about the postseason

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    FILE - This Feb. 8, 2002, file photo shows U.S. champion Michelle Kwan practicing for the women's short program for the Winter Olympic Games in Salt Lake City at the Salt lake Ice Center. Salt Lake City has become the first U.S city to announce it will pursue a bid for the 2030 Winter Olympics following an announcement from an exploratory committee that studied the issue. (AP Photo/Doug Mills, File)

    Salt Lake City is 1st in US to seek 2030 Winter Olympic bid

    Salt Lake City has become the first U.S. city to announce it will pursue a bid for the 2030 Winter Olympics

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    49ers re-sign Cassius Marsh to 2-year contract

    The San Francisco 49ers have re-signed defensive lineman Cassius Marsh to a two-year contract

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    A Philadelphia Eagles fan chants while waiting for the team to arrive at Philadelphia International Airport a day after defeating the New England Patriots in Super Bowl 52 in Minneapolis, Monday, Feb. 5, 2018. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)

    The Latest: Man charged with assaulting AP photographer

    Philadelphia police have charged a city man with assaulting an Associated Press photographer during street celebrations after the Eagles won the Super Bowl

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    Tyson Campbell, a defensive back from the football team at American Heritage High School, announces he is signing with Georgia on national signing day, Wednesday, Feb. 7, 2018, in Plantation, Fla. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)

    Georgia holds on this time to finish No. 1 in recruiting

    Georgia was not about to blow this lead. The Bulldogs came away with the recruiting national title by finishing with a flourish on national signing day

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    Fekir on target as Lyon beats Montpellier 2-1 in French Cup

    Forwards Maxwell Cornet and Nabil Fekir scored first-half goals as Lyon won 2-1 away to Montpellier to reach the French Cup quarterfinals

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    FILE - In this Oct. 18, 2017, file photo, New York Yankees starting pitcher Masahiro Tanaka reacts after striking out Houston Astros' Josh Reddick in the fifth inning of Game 5 of baseball's American League Championship Series in New York. Tanaka went with his heart when deciding not to opt out of the final three seasons of his $155 million, seven-year contract signed in January 2014 with the New York Yankees. "My thought was I want to go out and battle with these guys again," Tanaka said through a translator, Wednesday, Feb. 7, 2018. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip, File)

    Tanaka went with his heart in staying with Yankees

    Masahiro Tanaka went with his heart when deciding not to opt out of the final three seasons of his $155 million, seven-year contract signed in January 2014 with the New York Yankees

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    Frankfurt reaches German Cup semis thanks to Mainz blunders

    Eintracht Frankfurt reaches German Cup semifinals with a 3-0 derby win at home over Mainz

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    Notre Dame signs 6 to complete top-10 signing class

    Notre Dame finished off a top-10 recruiting class by filling positions of need

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    FILE - In this July 17, 2017, file photo, New York Mets starting pitcher Zack Wheeler looks toward the giant video screen in centerfield after allowing a two-run home run to St. Louis Cardinals' Paul DeJong in the allowing a sixth inning of a baseball game in New York. Wheeler went to salary arbitration with the Mets after struggling in his return from Tommy John surgery. Wheeler asked for a raise from $800,000 to $1.9 million, and the Mets argued he should be paid $1.5 million. A decision by arbitrators John Skonier, Andrew Strongin and Phillip LaPorte is expected Thursday, Feb. 8, 2018. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens, File)

    Zack Wheeler, Mets go to salary arbitration

    Right-hander Zack Wheeler went to salary arbitration with the New York Mets after struggling in his return from Tommy John surgery, asking for a raise from $800,000 to $1.9 million while the team argued he should be paid $1.5 million

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    Gophers add 3 players from Minnesota as preferred walk-ons

    Minnesota has added eight preferred walk-ons to the program, including three players from the state

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    No. 19 Duke women lose injured G Haley Gorecki for season

    No. 19 Duke has lost another women's basketball player to injury for the season

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    Chicago Bulls guard Kris Dunn tells reporters he hopes to return to game action soon. Dunn, who has been out with a concussion, practiced with the Windy City Bulls on Wednesday,

    Happy he has his teeth, Bulls’ Dunn eager to get back on court

    Chicago Bulls point guard Kris Dunn met with reporters Wednesday for the first time since suffering a concussion on Jan. 17. Dunn isn’t sure when he’ll be ready to play in a game, but said his symptoms subsided last week.

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    FILE - In this Nov. 11, 2017, file photo, New York Knicks' Willy Hernangomez dunks against the Sacramento Kings during the second half of a NBA basketball game at Madison Square Garden in New York. A person with knowledge of the deal says the Knicks have agreed to trade center Hernangomez to the Charlotte Hornets. The person says the Knicks will receive a pair of second-round picks and Johnny O'Bryant in the deal that was agreed to Wednesday, Feb. 7, 2018, the day before the NBA trade deadline. The person spoke with The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because the trade is not yet official. (AP Photo/Andres Kudacki, File)

    Knicks trade center Willy Hernangomez to Hornets

    The New York Knicks have traded center Willy Hernangomez to the Charlotte Hornets

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    FILE - In this May 13, 2017, file photo, Aric Almirola (43) crashes into Danica Patrick and Joey Logano during the NASCAR Monster Cup auto race at Kansas Speedway in Kansas City, Kan. NASCAR goes back to work this week readying for the 2018 season. (AP Photo/Colin E. Braley, File)

    NASCAR season begins with Truex reigning, series rebuilding

    The NASCAR season begins with Martin Truex Jr. reigning and the Cup Series reeling

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    In this frame grab from video provided by WRTV in Indianapolis, Manuel Orrego-Savala, a citizen of Guatemala, leaves a court hearing Tuesday, Feb. 6, 2018, in Indianapolis. Orrego-Savala is suspected of causing a collision Sunday, Feb. 4, that killed Indianapolis Colts linebacker Edwin Jackson. Orrego-Savala, 37, remained jailed Tuesday but had not been formally charged in Sunday's crash along Interstate 70 in Indianapolis. Prosecutors said they were working with police on the investigation. (WRTV6 via AP)

    Prosecutor: Trump's comments on fatal crash 'ghoulish'

    Prosecutor decries President Donald Trump and others for politicizing case of immigrant charged in a drunken-driving crash that killed Indianapolis Colts player and his Uber driver

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    FILE - In this Monday, May 23, 2016 file picture, former Romanian tennis ace Ilie Nastase watches a match of the French Open tennis tournament at the Roland Garros stadium, in Paris, France. On Wednesday Feb. 7, 2018 Illie Nastase has two tennis bans reduced following his appeal against sanctions handed out for foul-mouthed comments and bad behavior as Romania's Fed Cup captain last year. The International Tennis Federation suspended the 71-year-old Nastase from the Fed Cup and Davis Cup until 2019 and from working in an official capacity in the sport until 2021. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant, File)

    Nastase tennis bans reduced 8 months on appeal, fine doubled

    Ilie Nastase has two tennis bans reduced 8 months and his fine doubled to $20,000 following his appeal against ITF sanctions for foul-mouthed comments and misconduct as Romania's Fed Cup captain last year

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    Indianapolis Colts general manager Chris Ballard answers questions during a press conference at the NFL football team's practice facility in Indianapolis, Wednesday, Feb. 7, 2018. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy)

    Colts say 'rivalry on' after McDaniels backs out of deal

    Indianapolis Colts general manager Chis Ballard wants New England to know the rivalry is "back on."

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    Frost Fever: 1st spring game at Nebraska sells out in day

    Call it Frost Fever. Nebraska's first spring football game under coach Scott Frost sold out in one day

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    FILE - In this Feb. 14, 2017, file photo, New York Yankees manager Joe Girardi speaks with members of the media during a news conference at the team's baseball spring training facilities, in Tampa, Fla. Former Yankees manager Joe Girardi is joining the MLB Network as a studio analyst and was set to make his debut Wednesday night, Feb. 7, 2018. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)

    Joe Girardi hired by MLB Network as studio analyst

    Former Yankees manager Joe Girardi is joining the MLB Network as a studio analyst and was set to make his debut Wednesday night. Girardi was fired after 10 seasons as Yankees manager and replaced by Aaron Boone

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    Rutgers names Nunzio Campanile running backs coach

    Rutgers has named Nuzio Campanile as its running backs coach

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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)

    Barca tries to leave Pique controversy behind with Copa

    Barcelona tries to get its focus back on the Copa del Rey semifinal after hearing nonstop talk about Gerard Pique and his provocative celebration against Espanyol

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    Frost's first spring game at Nebraska sells out in one day

    Nebraska's spring football game is sold out one day after tickets went on sale

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    Russia alleges Western media preparing bogus Olympic report

    Russia's Foreign Ministry claims that unspecified Western news media are preparing a bogus report about Russian connections in hacker attacks related to the Winter Olympics

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    Jaelin Kauf, of the United States, trains ahead of the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea, Wednesday, Feb. 7, 2018. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)

    Kauf's competitive family raised a winner

    Olympian Jaelin Kauf's parents, Grand Targhee Ski Resort in her backyard and a big brother who pushed her all prepared Kauf for a chance at a Gold Medal

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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 Pasqualoni to be Patricia's defensive coordinator

    The Detroit Lions have hired Paul Pasqualoni as defensive coordinator

Business

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    Grains mixed, livestock lower

    CHICAGO (AP) - Grain futures were mixed Thursday in early trading on the Chicago Board of Trade. Wheat for March delivery was rose 1.80 cents at $4.5620 a bushel; March corn was up 1.60 cents at $3.6620 bushel; March oats fell 1.60 cents at $2.7240 a bushel while January soybeans lost .80 cent at $9.8660 a bushel. Beef and pork were lower on the Chicago Mercantile Exchange. February live cattle was off .35 cent at $1.2593 a pound; January feeder cattle fell 1.37 cents at $1.4803 a pound; February lean hogs lost .42 cent at $.7370 a pound.

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    The Los Angeles Times building is seen in downtown Los Angeles on Wednesday, Feb. 7, 2018. Dr. Patrick Soon-Shiong, a biotech billionaire, struck a $500 million deal Wednesday to buy the Los Angeles Times, ending the paper's quarrelsome relationship with its Chicago-based corporate overseers and bringing it under local ownership for the first time in 18 years. (AP Photo/Richard Vogel)

    The doctor's in, but jury is out on new LA Times owner

    The struggling Los Angeles Times found a local savior in a biotech billionaire willing to buy the storied newspaper from a corporation half a continent away, but the change of ownership brings questions and uncertainty

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    Harley-Davidson Fat Bob

    Major bike brands bring their standouts to Chicago
    Here are some of the motorcycles the major manufacturers will be showing off at the Progressive International Motorcycle Show in Rosemont Feb. 9-11.

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    FILE - In this May 16, 2016, file photo, pedestrians look at news photos posted outside the Los Angeles Times building in downtown Los Angeles. It was announced Wednesday, Feb. 7, 2018, that the Los Angeles Times is being sold to Dr. Patrick Soon-Shiong, a local billionaire, for $500 million, ending its strained tenure under the owner of the Chicago Tribune. Soon-Shiong is a major shareholder of Chicago's Tronc Inc., one of the richest men in Los Angeles and, according to Forbes, the nation's wealthiest doctor, with a net worth of $7.8 billion. (AP Photo/Richard Vogel, File)

    The Latest: New LA Times owner vows boost to its journalism

    The billionaire doctor who bought the Los Angeles Times says returning the newspaper to local ownership will give the paper a chance to preserve its mission and its independence

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    FILE- In this June 24, 2017, file photo, a Telsa car recharges at a Tesla charging station at Cochran Commons shopping center in Charlotte, N.C. Tesla Inc. reports earnings Wednesday, Feb. 7, 2018. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton)

    Back to Earth: Tesla's losses grow on Model 3 delays

    Tesla's mounting losses and Model 3 delays bring it back to Earth after SpaceX launch

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    North Barrington has forcibly annexed a 5-acre site where a large-scale poultry operation has been proposed. The move gives the village oversight on the proposal.

    North Barrington forcibly annexes chicken farm

    North Barrington Village President Albert Pino hopes concerns about odor, noise and environmental harm from a chicken farm can be alleviated now that the land is within his town’s boundaries.

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    Oprah Winfrey attended the premiere of HBO Films’ “The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks” at the SVA Theatre in New York. She joined Weight Watchers’ board in 2015 and became the face of the weight-loss program, has helped lead a dramatic recovery in the company’s membership and share price.

    Weight Watchers surges after setting $2 billion sales target

    Weight Watchers plans to top $2 billion in annual revenue by 2020, up more than 50 percent from its estimated sales last year.

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    Nancy Doyle

    The importance of maintaining a sell discipline
    When you make an investment, you rely on an investment thesis. Why is a particular stock attractive? Is there a catalyst that will improve earnings? Will the company benefit from a changing competitive landscape? Is the valuation compelling?Being disciplined and considering both fundamental attributes and valuation are essential when investing in stocks.Being undisciplined and only focusing on fundamentals or on valuation could have negative consequences.For some “hot” sectors, exuberance and a “fear of missing out” can elevate valuations across the board beyond reasonable levels.At the same time, there is a difference between buying a stock that is misunderstood or out of favor and buying a stock that is declining in value for a valid reason.Changing fundamentalsA change in fundamentals will have an impact on your investment thesis. There are many examples of changing fundamentals worth noting including:• Shifts in the competitive landscape• Narrowing margins that are long-term in nature• Regulatory developments• A long-term impact on inputs• A new competitor with a sustainable advantage• Management turnover or turmoilTo detect changes in fundamentals, it is essential to keep up with both company and industry news. Certain financial metrics will also signal a shift in fundamentals — a significant decline in or negative revenue growth, narrowing margins, declining free cash flow, and rising debt levels.Full valuationFor every stock, there are a few key valuation metrics to monitor.• Price/earnings (P/E) and P/E-to-growth ratio. The price earnings ratio is the price of a stock over its earnings per share, which represents what investors are willing to pay for one share of earnings. When you compare a stock’s P/E ratio to its long-term earnings growth rate, you have the P/E-to-growth ratio, or the PEG ratio. The PEG ratio is helpful because investors can compare the valuations of companies that are growing at different rates.• Price/book value per share. Book value is a company’s assets less its liabilities. Book value per share is the total book value of a company divided by the number of shares outstanding. The price/book value ratio, or price/book ratio, illustrates how much an investor is willing to pay for one share of a company’s book value.• Dividend yield. Dividends are distributions of earnings to equity shareholders. The dividend yield is annual dividends per share over the price of a share of stock.• Cash Flow Yield. Earnings per share can include one-time adjustments and other noncash items. Looking at the cash flow yield, you can assess a company’s true ability to generate cash.Free cash flow divided by the total stock market capitalization gives you the free cash flow yield.You should also consider a stock’s valuation relative to both industry peers and the overall market.If the overall market has had an extended run, you should not only compare a stock to the market valuation metrics, but also to historical valuation multiples for that particular stock.This is especially true for high beta stocks, where the upside and downside potential are greater.Sell discipline impacts long-term performanceInvesting requires discipline. Never fall in love with an investment.Try to assess each investment objectively. If you don’t exit when your exit strategy calls for it, your investment performance will suffer.Recognize when it is time to move on. More often than not, investors regret waiting too long to sell a holding rather than exiting too early.• Nancy Doyle is the founder of The Doyle Group and the author of “Manage Your Financial Life: A Thoughtful and Organized Approach for Women.” Visit manageyourfinanciallife.com and follow Nancy Doyle on twitter

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    Apple’s new HomePod speaker arrives for pre-order customers and in stores on Friday, a late entrant in the smart speaker market.

    Apple HomePod early reviews: Great sound quality, but Siri still stinks

    Apple’s new HomePod speaker was praised by early reviewers for its audio quality but panned for its integration with the company’s Siri digital assistant.

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    The Martin family, owners of Russell Martin Carpets and Rugs earned top award. Daughter Kate Moeller, Rae and Dave Martin, Rebecca and Sam Martin run the business.

    Naperville carpet company ranks second in the world

    Naperville company Russell Martin Carpets and Rugs took second place at the World Floor Covering Association’s Gold Standard Awards in the under $10 million in sales volume category.

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    The Northeast Illinois Council, Boy Scouts of America is relocating to 850 Forest Edge Drive in Vernon Hills from its longtime location at 2745 Skokie Valley Road in Highland Park.

    Boy Scouts of America move from Highland Park to Vernon Hills
    The Northeast Illinois Council, Boy Scouts of America is relocating to 850 Forest Edge Drive in Vernon Hills from its long-time location at 2745 Skokie Valley Road in Highland Park.

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    Adelphia Properties, a commercial real estate firm specializing in brokerage, leasing and management services located in Oak Brook, announced the sale of Merlin, a single-tenant retail net leased property located in Downers Grove.

    Private investor buys Merlin in Downers Grove

    Adelphia Properties, a commercial real estate firm specializing in brokerage, leasing, and management services located in Oak Brook, announced the sale of Merlin, a single-tenant retail net leased property located in Downers Grove.

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    FILE - In this May 16, 2016, file photo, pedestrians look at news photos posted outside the Los Angeles Times building in downtown Los Angeles. It was announced Wednesday, Feb. 7, 2018, that the Los Angeles Times is being sold to Dr. Patrick Soon-Shiong, a local billionaire, for $500 million, ending its strained tenure under the owner of the Chicago Tribune. Soon-Shiong is a major shareholder of Chicago's Tronc Inc., one of the richest men in Los Angeles and, according to Forbes, the nation's wealthiest doctor, with a net worth of $7.8 billion. (AP Photo/Richard Vogel, File)

    The Latest: Tronc: Ex-Times publisher cleared of wrongdoing

    Tronc Inc. says former Los Angeles Times publisher Ross Levinsohn has been cleared of wrongdoing after an investigation into why he was named a defendant in two sexual harassment lawsuits

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    FILE - In this Nov. 15, 2017, file photo, four of President Donald Trump’s nominees to be district court judges are sworn in to testify before the Senate Judiciary Committee, from left, Claria Horn Boom, John Broomes, Rebecca Grady Jennings, and Robert Earl Wier, are sworn in to testify during a Senate Judiciary Committee on Capitol Hill in Washington. If confirmed, the nominees are invited to attend a new judge training affectionately called Baby Judges School. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, File)

    In this classroom, every student's name is 'Judge'

    Thirteen of the men and women President Donald Trump has selected to become federal judges are together in Texas this week for training on how to do their new jobs

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    EU revises up 2018 growth forecast for eurozone

    The European Commission says Eurozone economies are enjoying periods of robust growth and that the trend is likely to continue

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    European banking official: Time to deal with bad loans

    Europe's top banking supervisor says financial institutions burdened by bad loans need to take advantage of the current economic upswing to clean up their finances

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    In this Tuesday, Feb. 6, 2018, photo, John Wall, 65, who semi-retired and keeps a part-time job with a rideshare app to help pay bills, talks about how he won’t be able to retire in St. Petersburg, Fla. He lost money in his investments during Monday’s dip in the stock market. (AP Photo/Tamera Lush)

    More Americans hold stocks, for better or for worse

    A plunge in stock prices always stings, but this one dug deeper because more of the country is participating in the market, with all its ups and downs, particularly older Americans

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    In this Jan. 31, 2018 photo, Public Works Sub-Director Ramon Mendez, wearing hard hat, directs locals who are municipal workers, Eliezer Nazario, holding rope, Tomas Martinez, right, and Angel Diaz, left, as they install a power pole in an effort to return electricity to Felipe Rodriguez's home, four months after Hurricane Maria in Coamo, Puerto Rico. As the number of mayors complaining about the slow power restoration has grown, the territory's administration allowed municipalities to sign an agreement with the island's power company to take over power restoration efforts if interested and relieve the agency of any responsibility. (AP Photo/Carlos Giusti)

    Puerto Ricans grab machetes, shovels to help restore power

    Fed up with waiting for the government, about a dozen remote mountain communities across Puerto Rico are fixing the power grid on their own, digging holes, trimming brush with machetes and hoisting 300-pound power poles to bring back power faster

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    Feder: L.A. Times sale would cut Chicago ties after 18 years

    If the reported $500 million deal goes through to sell the Los Angeles Times to biotech billionaire Patrick Soon-Shiong, it would mark the end of the paper’s rocky relationship with Chicago-based tronc and predecessor Tribune Co. after 18 years, Robert Feder writes.

Life & Entertainment

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    Fashion from Raf Simons men's collection is modeled during Fashion Week, Wednesday, Feb. 7, 2018, in New York. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews)

    Raf Simons evokes '70s Berlin drug culture in menswear show

    At the New York menswear shows, Raf Simons paid homage to a German film about the '70s drug culture in Berlin, complete with a sumptuous runway that was actually a table laden with food, wine and flowers

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    West suburban Take the Reins — Dave Burke, from left, Matt Benson, Courtney Boyers, Erik Hilger and Dan Duffy — revel in being a little bit punk, a little bit rock ’n’ roll.

    5 minutes with ... Take the Reins

    West suburban Take the Reins revels in being a little bit punk, a little bit rock ’n’ roll. See why they do what they do, and why they love the DuPage music scene so much.

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    Peter Rabbit (voiced by James Corden) and his sisters enjoy garden life until Mr. McGregor's great nephew inherits the farm and plans to sell in “Peter Rabbit.”

    'Peter Rabbit' takes on new nemesis in sassy, silly comic update

    James Corden's verbally fleet voiceovers and Domhnall Gleeson's perfectly pitched performance highlight “Peter Rabbit,” an engaging gamut of sight gags and cinematic chases.

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    Potential customers check out one of the vendors at a previous International Motorcycle Show stop in Rosemont.

    International Motorcycle Show to feature custom build-off

    The Progressive International Motorcycle Show, which stops at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont Feb. 9-11, is billed as the world's largest consumer motorcycle tour. The event showcases the latest street bikes, dirt bikes, cruisers, scooters and ATVs.

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    In this combination photo, TV personality Kylie Jenner, left, attends Harper's Bazaar Icons celebration on Sept. 9, 2016, in New York and rapper Travis Scott performs at the 2017 iHeartRadio Music Festival on Sept. 23, 2017, in Las Vegas. In an Instagram post Sunday, Feb. 4, Jenner announced the birth of her baby girl born Thursday. It's the first child for the 20-year-old reality star and the 25-year-old rapper. Jenner and Travis Scott said Tuesday their baby girl is named Stormi. (Photos by Andy Kropa, left, and John Salangsang/Invision/AP)

    With baby announcement, Kylie Jenner is new Instagram queen

    With the announcement of daughter Stormi's name, Kylie Jenner is the new queen of Instagram.

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    With the addition of the new mascot, Annie, Ozzie’s Reading Club also was renamed as the Cougars Reading Club. More than 130,000 area students are encouraged to meet reading goals with game tickets and more. The club is just one of the many ways the Cougars give back to the community.

    How Kane County Cougars support local communities, charities
    The Kane County Cougars have been great neighbors when it comes to sharing the wealth through its charitable foundation — to the tune of more than $2.2 million in cash and in-kind donations in the last three years alone.

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    Lisa Dawn plays Sarah, a photojournalist injured by a roadside bomb in Iraq in Buffalo Theatre Ensemble's production of “Time Stands Still” by Donald Margulies.

    Buffalo Theatre Ensemble delivers powerful drama 'Time Stands Still'

    War correspondents re-evaluate their professional and personal relationship in Buffalo Theatre Ensemble's bracing revival of Donald Margulies' thoughtful 2009 drama “Time Stands Still.”

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    Actor and comedian Bob Saget performs at the Raue Center for the Arts in Crystal Lake on Wednesday, Feb. 7.

    Weekly picks: Bob Saget slings standup at the Raue Center

    Bob Saget brings his adults-only style of standup comedy to the Raue Center for the Arts in Crystal Lake. More on this, poet-scholar Eve L. Ewing at Oakton Community College, the Joffrey Ballet at the Auditorium Theatre and other fun events.

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    Holly Hunter stars as an attorney and mother in “Here and Now.”

    Holly Hunter embraces the ‘Here and Now’ with new HBO series

    While enjoying acclaim for the film “The Big Sick,” Holly Hunter is proving television is still on her radar. She stars as an attorney and mother in HBO’s “Here and Now,” also starring Tim Robbins, that premieres Sunday.

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    Eggplant With Capers and Mint

    New cookbook revamps classics with healthful eating in mind

    Most Jewish cookbooks have too many recipes with processed ingredients and too much salt, fat and sugar. My goal was to create recipes that use only natural ingredients.

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    Eggplant With Capers and Mint

    Eggplant with capers and mint
    Revamped Jewish recipes from “The Healthy Jewish Kitchen: Fresh, Contemporary Recipes for Every Occasion,” by Paula Shoyer (Sterling Epicure, 2017).

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    Winter Salad

    Winter salad
    Revamped Jewish recipes from “The Healthy Jewish Kitchen: Fresh, Contemporary Recipes for Every Occasion,” by Paula Shoyer (Sterling Epicure, 2017).

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    Chopped String Beans With Basil and Pine Nuts

    Chopped string beans with basil and pine nuts
    Revamped Jewish recipes from “The Healthy Jewish Kitchen: Fresh, Contemporary Recipes for Every Occasion,” by Paula Shoyer (Sterling Epicure, 2017).

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    Ribollita

    Ribollita
    Revamped Jewish recipes from “The Healthy Jewish Kitchen: Fresh, Contemporary Recipes for Every Occasion,” by Paula Shoyer (Sterling Epicure, 2017).

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    Dry-Rubbed Roasted Salmon

    Dry-rubbed roasted salmon
    Revamped Jewish recipes from The Healthy Jewish Kitchen: Fresh, Contemporary Recipes for Every Occasion, by Paula Shoyer (Sterling Epicure, 2017).

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    This cover image released by Thirty Tigers shows "Arkansas," by John Oates with The Good Road Band. (Thirty Tigers via AP)

    Review: Pop icon John Oates dives deep into American roots

    Music Review: The less celebrated half of 1970s pop duo Hall and Oates digs deep into American roots music on his latest record, but it's an honest album by an artist who isn't living in his formidable past

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    Tom Ford men's collection is modeled during Men's Fashion Week in New York, Tuesday, Feb. 6, 2018. (AP Photo/Andres Kudacki)

    Metallic undies: Tom Ford debuts men's underwear collection

    Tom Ford debuts his first underwear collection and it's a doozy: Metallics for the men

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    With Valentine’s Day approaching, romance is in the air, so there are two wines in this week’s recommendations made by vintners currently planning their weddings. A modestly priced champagne and two classic zinfandels round out the selection.

    5 wines perfect for Valentine’s Day

    With Valentine’s Day approaching, I’ve included two wines in this week’s recommendations made by vintners currently planning their weddings. They include an outstanding chardonnay, a quirky sparkling red wine, a modestly priced champagne and two classic zinfandels.

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    Coconut Curry Carrot Soup

    This smooth soup points to endless possibilities

    Once you tap the basic formula for a pureed vegetable soup, the possibilities can yield a lifetime of happy, healthy eating.

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    “America's Got Talent” star Darci Lynne brings pal Petunia to the Rosemont Theatre at 7 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 11.

    'America's Got Talent' winner Darci Lynne brings 'Friends' to Rosemont

    She's a singing ventriloquist and the youngest performer ever to win “America's Got Talent.” Now 13-year-old Darci Lynne is in the midst of a tour that brings her to the Rosemont Theatre Sunday, Feb. 11.

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    Coconut Curry Carrot Soup

    Coconut Curry Carrot Soup
    Coconut Curry Carrot Soup

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