Daily Archive : Thursday February 8, 2018

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    Panthers Hurney meeting with NFL to answer harassment claims

    Panthers interim general manager Marty Hurney plans to meet with an NFL investigator on Friday to answer his ex-wife's claims of harassment.

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    Washington Wizards forward Otto Porter Jr. (22) is fouled by Boston Celtics forward Jayson Tatum (0) during the first half of an NBA basketball game Thursday, Feb. 8, 2018, in Washington. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

    Irving, Brown lead Celtics to 110-104 OT win over Wizards

    Kyrie Irving scored 12 of Boston's last 17 points and finished with 28 to help the Celtics remain in sole possession of the Eastern Conference lead with a 110-104 overtime victory over the Washington Wizards

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    Dallas Stars center Tyler Seguin (91) scores a goal on Chicago Blackhawks goaltender Anton Forsberg (31) during the second period of an NHL hockey game Thursday, Feb. 8, 2018, in Chicago. (AP Photo/David Banks)

    Stars edge fading Blackhawks 4-2 for 4th straight win

    Tyler Seguin scores twice as Dallas Stars beat fading Chicago Blackhawks 4-2 for 4th straight win

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    Grace Gym at old Arlington High, pictured here in December of 2008 on Bob Frisk Night with Buffalo Grove playing Palatine, is scheduled to host to Mid-Suburban League boys basketball on Friday.

    MSL East teams eager for return to Grace

    District 214 and the Arlington High School alumni will be hosting three Mid-Suburban East varsity boys basketball games at Grace Gymnasium on Friday, starting at 4:30 p.m.

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    The Milwaukee Brewers are trying to make it tougher for Cubs fans to invade Miller Park for games against the Brewers. The Brewers are giving Wisconsin residents first crack at tickets for home games against the Cubs.

    Wisconsin residents get first crack at Cubs-Brewers tickets in Milwaukee

    The Milwaukee Brewers are giving Wisconsin residents first crack at tickets for home games against the Chicago Cubs.

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    The pairs team of Addison native Alexa Scimeca Knierim and her partner Chris Knierim are all smiles after a strong performance set to music from “Moulin Rouge” helped them lead the U.S team into second place after Day 1 of the figure skating team event at the 2018 Olympics on Friday.

    Addison native helps U.S. into second after Day 1 of team figure skating event

    Nathan Chen was wobbly for the Americans, but the pairs team of Addison native Alexa Scimeca Knierim and her partner Chris Knierim bailed him out with a strong performance set to music from “Moulin Rouge.”

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    Barrington’s Casey Larson jumps during the men’s normal hill individual ski jumping trial round for qualification ahead of the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea, Thursday.

    Norge Ski Club ski jump trio all make normal hill finals

    The Olympic dream for three members of Norge Ski Club in Fox River Grove took one step closer to the medal stand on Thursday night. U.S. ski jumpers Kevin Bickner, 21, of Wauconda, Casey Larson, 19, of Barrington and Mike Glasder, 28, of Cary each qualified for Saturday’s final in the normal hill event with top-50 finishes in Thursday’s qualifying round. 75

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    Chicago Blackhawks center Jonathan Toews (19) scores a goal on Dallas Stars goaltender Ben Bishop (30) during the first period of an NHL hockey game Thursday, Feb. 8, 2018, in Chicago. (AP Photo/David Banks)

    Hitchcock doesn’t sympathize with Chicago Blackhawks

    Joel Quenneville and the Dallas’ Stars’ Ken Hitchcock have been facing off as coaches for more than two decades, but don’t expect Hitchcock — whose team was in Chicago to play the Blackhawks on Thursday — to feel sorry for his colleague this season. Said Hitchcock: “He’s had his day in the sun.”

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    BC-BKC--Wisconsin-Illinois Long Box

    BC-BKC--Wisconsin-Illinois Long Box WISCONSIN 78, ILLINOIS 69FGFTRebWISCONSINMinM-AM-AO-TAPFPTSFord231-52-21-3145Happ3212-203-52-68327Reuvers243-42-20-0249Davison304-74-61-35214Iverson351-51-43-9233Pritzl283-46-60-62315Illikainen151-20-00-1013Van Vliet60-00-00-1010Moesch50-02-20-1002Schlundt20-00-00-0010Totals20025-4720-277-30202278 Percentages: FG .532, FT .741. 3-Point Goals: 8-15, .533 (Pritzl 3-3, Davison 2-4, Illikainen 1-2, Reuvers 1-2, Ford 1-4). Team Rebounds: 0. Team Turnovers: 10 (16 PTS). Blocked Shots: 6 (Happ 3, Illikainen, Pritzl, Schlundt). Turnovers: 10 (Happ 3, Iverson 3, Ford 2, Davison, Illikainen). Steals: 6 (Happ 2, Pritzl 2, Davison, Iverson). Technical Fouls: None. FGFTRebILLINOISMinM-AM-AO-TAPFPTSBlack316-121-26-110213Finke221-21-40-1034Nichols150-10-01-1110Alstork291-96-70-4038Frazier3310-205-60-12332Lucas210-30-00-2440Jordan212-34-42-5029Smith141-51-10-0023Eboigbodin130-00-01-1040Williams10-00-00-0000Totals20021-5518-2410-2672469 Percentages: FG .382, FT .750. 3-Point Goals: 9-24, .375 (Frazier 7-11, Finke 1-2, Jordan 1-2, Lucas 0-1, Nichols 0-1, Smith 0-1, Black 0-2, Alstork 0-4). Team Rebounds: 4. Team Turnovers: 11 (15 PTS). Blocked Shots: 1 (Alstork). Turnovers: 11 (Frazier 5, Black 2, Finke, Jordan, Lucas, Williams). Steals: 8 (Lucas 3, Alstork, Eboigbodin, Frazier, Nichols, Smith). Technical Fouls: None. Wisconsin3642-78Illinois3336-69 A_13,062 (15,500).

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    BC-BKC--Wisconsin-Illinois Box

    BC-BKC--Wisconsin-Illinois Box WISCONSIN 78, ILLINOIS 69WISCONSIN (11-15) Ford 1-5 2-2 5, Happ 12-20 3-5 27, Reuvers 3-4 2-2 9, Davison 4-7 4-6 14, Iverson 1-5 1-4 3, Van Vliet 0-0 0-0 0, Illikainen 1-2 0-0 3, Moesch 0-0 2-2 2, Pritzl 3-4 6-6 15, Schlundt 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 25-47 20-27 78. ILLINOIS (12-13) Nichols 0-1 0-0 0, Black 6-12 1-2 13, Finke 1-2 1-4 4, Alstork 1-9 6-7 8, Frazier 10-20 5-6 32, Eboigbodin 0-0 0-0 0, Jordan 2-3 4-4 9, Smith 1-5 1-1 3, Williams 0-0 0-0 0, Lucas 0-3 0-0 0. Totals 21-55 18-24 69. Halftime_Wisconsin 36-33. 3-Point Goals_Wisconsin 8-15 (Pritzl 3-3, Davison 2-4, Reuvers 1-2, Illikainen 1-2, Ford 1-4), Illinois 9-24 (Frazier 7-11, Jordan 1-2, Finke 1-2, Nichols 0-1, Smith 0-1, Lucas 0-1, Black 0-2, Alstork 0-4). Fouled Out_None. Rebounds_Wisconsin 30 (Iverson 9), Illinois 26 (Black 11). Assists_Wisconsin 20 (Happ 8), Illinois 7 (Lucas 4). Total Fouls_Wisconsin 22, Illinois 24. A_13,062 (15,500).

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    Colorado Avalanche left wing Gabriel Landeskog, left, fights with St. Louis Blues center Brayden Schenn early in the first period of an NHL hockey game Thursday, Feb. 8, 2018, in St. Louis. (Chris Lee/St. Louis Post-Dispatch via AP)

    Schenn scores twice, Blues rout Avalanche 6-1

    Brayden Schenn scored twice and Vince Dunn had a career-high three assists to help the St. Louis Blues beat the Colorado Avalanche 6-1

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    Ottawa Senators' Mike Hoffman (68) celebrates his winning overtime goal against the Nashville Predators with teammates Matt Duchene (95) and Thomas Chabot (72) NHL hockey game action in Ottawa, Ontario, Thursday, Feb. 8, 2018. (Fred Chartrand/The Canadian Press via AP)

    Hoffman scores in OT as Senators beat Predators 4-3

    Mike Hoffman scores in overtime as Ottawa Senators beat Nashville Predators 4-3

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    Glenbard West’s Maddie Diab performs her floor exercise routine during the Lake Park girls gymnastics sectional.

    Glenbard West, Wheaton Warrenville co-op going to state

    Glenbard West won the Lake Park girls gymnastics sectional to advance to the state meet next weekend.

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    Kaila Charles helps No. 10 Maryland beat Michigan State

    Kaila Charles had 19 points and 11 rebounds to help No. 10 Maryland beat Michigan State 76-68

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    Girls basketball scoreboard: Thursday, Feb. 8 results
    High school girls basketball results from games of Thursday, Feb. 8.

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    Boys basketball scoreboard: Thursday, Feb. 8 results
    High school boys basketball results from games of Thursday, Feb. 8.

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    BC-BKC--Wisconsin-Illinois Long Box

    BC-BKC--Wisconsin-Illinois Long Box WISCONSIN 78, ILLINOIS 69FGFTRebWISCONSINMinM-AM-AO-TAPFPTSFord231-52-21-3145Happ3212-203-52-68327Reuvers243-42-20-0249Davison304-74-61-35214Iverson351-51-43-9233Pritzl283-46-60-62315Illikainen151-20-00-1013Van Vliet60-00-00-1010Moesch50-02-20-1002Schlundt20-00-00-0010Totals20025-4720-277-30202278 Percentages: FG .532, FT .741. 3-Point Goals: 8-15, .533 (Pritzl 3-3, Davison 2-4, Illikainen 1-2, Reuvers 1-2, Ford 1-4). Team Rebounds: 2. Team Turnovers: 10 (16 PTS). Blocked Shots: 6 (Happ 3, Illikainen, Pritzl, Schlundt). Turnovers: 10 (Happ 3, Iverson 3, Ford 2, Davison, Illikainen). Steals: 6 (Happ 2, Pritzl 2, Davison, Iverson). Technical Fouls: None. FGFTRebILLINOISMinM-AM-AO-TAPFPTSBlack316-121-26-110213Finke221-21-40-1034Nichols150-10-01-1110Alstork291-96-70-4038Frazier3310-205-60-12332Lucas210-30-00-2440Jordan212-34-42-5029Smith141-51-10-0023Eboigbodin130-00-01-1040Williams10-00-00-0000Totals20021-5518-2410-2672469 Percentages: FG .382, FT .750. 3-Point Goals: 9-24, .375 (Frazier 7-11, Finke 1-2, Jordan 1-2, Lucas 0-1, Nichols 0-1, Smith 0-1, Black 0-2, Alstork 0-4). Team Rebounds: 4. Team Turnovers: 11 (15 PTS). Blocked Shots: 1 (Alstork). Turnovers: 11 (Frazier 5, Black 2, Finke, Jordan, Lucas, Williams). Steals: 8 (Lucas 3, Alstork, Eboigbodin, Frazier, Nichols, Smith). Technical Fouls: None. Wisconsin3642-78Illinois3336-69

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    BC-BKC--Wisconsin-Illinois Box

    BC-BKC--Wisconsin-Illinois Box WISCONSIN 78, ILLINOIS 69WISCONSIN (11-15) Ford 1-5 2-2 5, Happ 12-20 3-5 27, Reuvers 3-4 2-2 9, Davison 4-7 4-6 14, Iverson 1-5 1-4 3, Van Vliet 0-0 0-0 0, Illikainen 1-2 0-0 3, Moesch 0-0 2-2 2, Pritzl 3-4 6-6 15, Schlundt 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 25-47 20-27 78. ILLINOIS (12-13) Nichols 0-1 0-0 0, Black 6-12 1-2 13, Finke 1-2 1-4 4, Alstork 1-9 6-7 8, Frazier 10-20 5-6 32, Eboigbodin 0-0 0-0 0, Jordan 2-3 4-4 9, Smith 1-5 1-1 3, Williams 0-0 0-0 0, Lucas 0-3 0-0 0. Totals 21-55 18-24 69. Halftime_Wisconsin 36-33. 3-Point Goals_Wisconsin 8-15 (Pritzl 3-3, Davison 2-4, Reuvers 1-2, Illikainen 1-2, Ford 1-4), Illinois 9-24 (Frazier 7-11, Jordan 1-2, Finke 1-2, Nichols 0-1, Smith 0-1, Lucas 0-1, Black 0-2, Alstork 0-4). Fouled Out_None. Rebounds_Wisconsin 30 (Iverson 9), Illinois 26 (Black 11). Assists_Wisconsin 20 (Happ 8), Illinois 7 (Lucas 4). Total Fouls_Wisconsin 22, Illinois 24.

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    Thunder stars Westbrook, Anthony out against Lakers

    Oklahoma City Thunder guard Russell Westbrook and forward Carmelo Anthony will not play against the Los Angeles Lakers on Thursday night as each deals with a sprained ankle.

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    Buffalo Sabres forward Sam Reinhart (23) celebrates his goal during the third period of an NHL hockey game against the New York Islanders, Thursday, Feb. 8, 2018, in Buffalo, N.Y. (AP Photo/Jeffrey T. Barnes)

    Reinhart lifts Sabres to 4-3 win over Islanders

    Sam Reinhart scores in 3rd as Buffalo Sabres beat New York Islanders 4-3

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    Eastern Illinois holds off SIU Edwardsville from line, 78-74

    Montell Goodwin scored 21 points and Muusa Dama and Ray Crossland each added 17 and Eastern Illinois converted 10 of 12 from the free throw line in the final 90 seconds to hold off SIU Edwardsville, 78-74

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    Mississippi State guard Jordan Danberry (24) drives past Florida guard Dyandria Anderson (11) during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game in Gainesville, Fla., Thursday, Feb. 8, 2018. (AP Photo/Ron Irby)

    No. 2 Mississippi State women rout Florida

    Women's Top 25 Capsules

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    BC-BKC--W. Illinois-Nebraska-Omaha Box

    BC-BKC--W. Illinois-Nebraska-Omaha Box NEBRASKA-OMAHA 71, W. ILLINOIS 68W. ILLINOIS (11-12) Gilbeck 3-5 2-4 8, Johnson 3-4 0-0 7, Webster 8-15 0-2 20, Duff 6-13 0-0 14, Ancrum 6-11 0-0 15, Gavin 0-1 0-0 0, Hughes 0-0 0-0 0, Bruster 1-4 1-1 4. Totals 27-53 3-7 68. NEBRASKA-OMAHA (8-17) Hahn 1-5 3-4 5, Pile 1-2 0-4 2, Jackson 8-14 5-6 25, Robinson 7-13 2-2 18, Norl 2-7 0-0 4, Meyer 4-6 0-0 8, Akinwole 0-0 0-0 0, Suggs 0-2 0-0 0, Gibson 3-7 0-0 9. Totals 26-56 10-16 71. Halftime_W. Illinois 34-30. 3-Point Goals_W. Illinois 11-23 (Webster 4-9, Ancrum 3-5, Duff 2-6, Johnson 1-1, Bruster 1-2), Nebraska-Omaha 9-24 (Jackson 4-7, Gibson 3-5, Robinson 2-6, Suggs 0-1, Norl 0-2, Hahn 0-3). Fouled Out_None. Rebounds_W. Illinois 23 (Ancrum 9), Nebraska-Omaha 29 (Pile 9). Assists_W. Illinois 12 (Webster 5), Nebraska-Omaha 12 (Robinson 3). Total Fouls_W. Illinois 15, Nebraska-Omaha 12. A_2,255 (7,500).

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    BC-BKC--W. Illinois-Nebraska-Omaha Long Box

    BC-BKC--W. Illinois-Nebraska-Omaha Long Box NEBRASKA-OMAHA 71, W. ILLINOIS 68FGFTRebW. ILLINOISMinM-AM-AO-TAPFPTSGilbeck343-52-42-4128Duff366-130-01-23314Johnson163-40-00-1017Webster388-150-20-55220Ancrum346-110-01-91315Bruster341-41-10-2224Hughes60-00-00-0010Gavin20-10-00-0010Totals20027-533-74-23121568 Percentages: FG .509, FT .429. 3-Point Goals: 11-23, .478 (Webster 4-9, Ancrum 3-5, Duff 2-6, Johnson 1-1, Bruster 1-2). Team Rebounds: 1. Team Turnovers: 8 (6 PTS). Blocked Shots: 3 (Gilbeck 3). Turnovers: 8 (Ancrum 5, Bruster, Johnson, Webster). Steals: 2 (Bruster, Duff). Technical Fouls: None. FGFTRebNEBRASKA-OMAHAMinM-AM-AO-TAPFPTSHahn201-53-40-4205Pile221-20-43-9112Jackson338-145-61-51225Norl282-70-00-3024Robinson337-132-20-23118Gibson273-70-00-1239Meyer184-60-02-2138Suggs120-20-00-2200Akinwole70-00-00-1000Totals20026-5610-166-29121271 Percentages: FG .464, FT .625. 3-Point Goals: 9-24, .375 (Jackson 4-7, Gibson 3-5, Robinson 2-6, Suggs 0-1, Norl 0-2, Hahn 0-3). Team Rebounds: 5. Team Turnovers: 7 (11 PTS). Blocked Shots: 2 (Jackson, Norl). Turnovers: 7 (Jackson 2, Akinwole, Gibson, Hahn, Pile, Robinson). Steals: 2 (Meyer, Robinson). Technical Fouls: None. W. Illinois3434-68Nebraska-Omaha3041-71 A_2,255 (7,500).

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    Cunningham scores 26, No. 15 Mizzou women top Kentucky 83-78

    Sophie Cunningham scored 29 points on 8-of-10 shooting, Cierra Porter had a double-double and No. 15 Missouri held off Kentucky 83-78

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    Raptors trade Caboclo to Kings for Richardson

    The Toronto Raptors have traded forward Bruno Caboclo to Sacramento for guard Malachi Richardson

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    Oklahoma City Thunder's Russell Westbrook (0) drives to the basket as Golden State Warriors' Draymond Green defends during the first half of an NBA basketball game Tuesday, Feb. 6, 2018, in Oakland, Calif. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

    Golden State forward Draymond Green fined $50,000

    Golden State forward Draymond Green was fined $50,000 by the NBA for directing inappropriate and offensive language toward a game official

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    IC Catholic wins regional opener

    IC Catholic Prep defeated Willows Academy in a Class 2A girls basketball regional semifinal.

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    St. Charles East’s Zachary Robinson blocks the shot of Larkin’s Christopher Rose Thursday in a boys basketball game in St. Charles.

    Larkin rallies past St. Charles East, clinches outright River title

    Larkin coach Deryn Carter pointed to maturity as a primary reason his team overtook St. Charles East in the final two minutes and clinched the Upstate Eight River title outright with a 60-56 road win.

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    Utah Valley pummels Chicago St 97-57

    Kenneth Ogbe and Conner Toolson each scored 18 points with four 3-pointers and Utah Valley never trailed in its 97-57 defeat of Chicago State

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    Girls gymnastics scoreboard: Thursday, Feb. 8 results
    High school girls gymnastics results from meets of Thursday, Feb. 8.

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    College Basketball Scores

    Thursday, Feb. 8EAST Canisius 89, Siena 65 Fairleigh Dickinson 77, Sacred Heart 67 Florida Gulf Coast 75, NJIT 70 LIU Brooklyn 83, St. Francis (Pa.) 67 Monmouth (NJ) 72, Iona 50 Mount St. Mary's 71, CCSU 57 New Hampshire 71, Maine 56 Niagara 95, Quinnipiac 76 Northeastern 70, Delaware 67 Rider 77, Manhattan 73 St. Francis Brooklyn 77, Robert Morris 65 St. Peter's 70, Marist 66 Stony Brook 81, Mass.-Lowell 68 Towson 94, Drexel 92, OT UMBC 78, Binghamton 68 Vermont 72, Albany (NY) 67 Wagner 96, Bryant 76 SOUTH Chattanooga 85, The Citadel 82 Clemson 72, Pittsburgh 48 Coll. of Charleston 82, William & Mary 77 Georgia St. 106, Louisiana-Lafayette 92 Hampton 95, Howard 81 Hofstra 67, Elon 48 Kennesaw St. 89, North Florida 81 Lipscomb 82, Jacksonville 59 Louisiana Tech 83, Charlotte 65 Louisiana-Monroe 66, Georgia Southern 64, OT Louisville 77, Georgia Tech 54 Marshall 76, FIU 66 Middle Tennessee 94, Rice 75 Murray St. 84, Austin Peay 63 N. Kentucky 54, Milwaukee 52 North Carolina 82, Duke 78 North Texas 67, UAB 60 Old Dominion 68, Southern Miss. 63 SC-Upstate 91, Stetson 79 SE Missouri 78, Morehead St. 62 South Alabama 73, UALR 56 Stephen F. Austin 99, McNeese St. 95 Tennessee St. 64, Belmont 56 Troy 89, Arkansas St. 83, OT UT Martin 70, E. Kentucky 69 W. Carolina 72, VMI 60 W. Kentucky 75, FAU 63 MIDWEST E. Illinois 78, SIU-Edwardsville 74 IUPUI 78, Cleveland St. 73 Ill.-Chicago 100, Youngstown St. 75 Nebraska-Omaha 71, W. Illinois 68 Rio Grande 83, Grand Canyon 81 South Dakota 86, Fort Wayne 69 UMKC 74, Seattle 67 Utah Valley 97, Chicago St. 57 Wright St. 68, Green Bay 64 SOUTHWEST Oral Roberts 67, N. Dakota St. 66, OT Tulsa 91, Tulane 89, OT FAR WEST Montana St. 92, Sacramento St. 76 UC Riverside 64, Hawaii 60 Utah 75, Stanford 60 Weber St. 84, North Dakota 76 ___

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    Tampa Bay Lightning left wing Adam Erne (73) celebrates after scoring against the Vancouver Canucks during the second period of an NHL hockey game Thursday, Feb. 8, 2018, in Tampa, Fla. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)

    Kucherov ends goal drought, Lightning beat Canucks 5-2

    Nikita Kucherov stopped an 11-game goal drought, Andrei Vasilevskiy made 27 saves for his NHL-best 32nd victory, and the Tampa Bay Lightning beat the Vancouver Canucks 5-2

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    Orlando Magic guard D.J. Augustin (14) drives past Atlanta Hawks guard Dennis Schroder (17) during the second quarter of an NBA basketball game in Orlando, Fla., on Thursday, Feb. 8, 2018. (AP Photo/Reinhold Matay)

    Fournier helps Magic edge Hawks 100-98

    Evan Fournier scored 22 points, D.J. Augustin added 16 points and nine assists, and the Orlando Magic held on to beat the Atlanta Hawks 100-98

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    Arizona Coyotes' Alex Goligoski, left, congratulates Arizona Coyotes' Nick Cousins, right, on Cousins' goal off Minnesota Wild goalie Devan Dubnyk in the second period of an NHL hockey gameThursday, Feb. 8, 2018, in St. Paul, Minn. (AP Photo/Jim Mone)

    Coyotes score 4 straight to top Wild in OT

    Clayton Keller scored Arizona's fourth straight goal at 3:55 of overtime to give the Coyotes a 4-3 comeback victory over the Minnesota Wild

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    WW South wins 12th straight game

    Wheaton Warrenville South defeated Naperville North in a DuPage Valley Conference girls basketball game.

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    Maine West reschedules basketball games to Saturday

    The high school basketball programs at Maine West have rescheduled their Friday games against Vernon Hills to Saturday.

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    Leyden wins on Senior Night

    Amalia Figuero enjoyed her Senior Night by leading Leyden’s girls basketball team with 17 points in a 56-25 win over Ridgewood on Thursday night in Northlake.

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    Calgary Flames left wing Johnny Gaudreau (13) celebrates his goal against the New Jersey Devils with teammate Sean Monahan (23) during the second period of an NHL hockey game, Thursday, Feb. 8, 2018, in Newark, N.J. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)

    Monahan scores 2 goals as Flames beat Devils 3-2

    Sean Monahan scores 2 goals as Calgary Flames win their third straight, 3-2 over the New Jersey Devils

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    Dixson, Ottey lead UIC past Youngstown State 100-75

    Dikembe Dixson finished with 22 points, Marcus Ottey scored 19 and the pair combined to make 16 of 17 free throws to lead Illinois-Chicago to a 100-75 victory over Youngstown State for its seventh straight win

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    Bartlett routs West Chicago on Senior Night

    The Bartlett boys basketball team celebrated Senior Night in a big way on Thursday with an 84-42 rout of visiting West Chicago in Upstate Eight Valley Division action.

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    Philadelphia Flyers goalie Brian Elliott watches the puck after making a save against the Montreal Canadiens during the first period of an NHL hockey game Thursday, Feb. 8, 2018, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Derik Hamilton)

    Konecny, Giroux lead Flyers past Canadiens, 5-3

    Travis Konecny scored twice and Claude Giroux had a goal and two assists to help the Philadelphia Flyers beat the Montreal Canadiens 5-3

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    BC-BKC--Youngstown St.-Ill.-Chicago Box

    BC-BKC--Youngstown St.-Ill.-Chicago Box ILL.-CHICAGO 100, YOUNGSTOWN ST. 75YOUNGSTOWN ST. (6-20) Bohannon 3-9 0-0 7, Haygood 2-5 0-0 4, Covington 0-2 1-3 1, Morse 8-15 4-4 26, Hartfield 5-12 2-3 12, Akuchie 2-5 0-0 4, T.Robinson 3-7 0-0 6, Anabir 3-5 3-6 9, Benton 2-8 1-2 5, Ritter 0-0 0-0 0, J.Ferguson 0-6 1-2 1, Strollo 0-1 0-0 0. Totals 28-75 12-20 75. ILL.-CHICAGO (15-11) Blount 3-6 3-4 9, Dixson 6-12 8-9 22, Odiase 7-11 2-5 16, T.Ferguson 1-7 0-0 2, Ottey 5-8 8-8 19, Diggins 3-3 1-1 7, Wiley 1-2 0-0 2, Matthews 4-9 2-4 14, Boahen 3-5 0-0 9. Totals 33-63 24-31 100. Halftime_Ill.-Chicago 47-34. 3-Point Goals_Youngstown St. 7-25 (Morse 6-11, Bohannon 1-2, Strollo 0-1, Covington 0-1, Akuchie 0-2, Benton 0-2, J.Ferguson 0-3, Hartfield 0-3), Ill.-Chicago 10-24 (Matthews 4-9, Boahen 3-5, Dixson 2-5, Ottey 1-2, Blount 0-1, T.Ferguson 0-2). Fouled Out_None. Rebounds_Youngstown St. 41 (Hartfield 11), Ill.-Chicago 36 (T.Ferguson 8). Assists_Youngstown St. 16 (Morse 5), Ill.-Chicago 24 (T.Ferguson 10). Total Fouls_Youngstown St. 23, Ill.-Chicago 21. A_2,033 (9,500).

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    BC-BKC--Youngstown St.-Ill.-Chicago Long Box

    BC-BKC--Youngstown St.-Ill.-Chicago Long Box ILL.-CHICAGO 100, YOUNGSTOWN ST. 75FGFTRebYOUNGSTOWN ST.MinM-AM-AO-TAPFPTSBohannon193-90-04-8037Haygood152-50-02-4234Covington270-21-30-4121Hartfield305-122-34-114212Morse338-154-40-15026J.Ferguson220-61-20-2321T.Robinson133-70-02-3036Akuchie132-50-03-3014Anabir123-53-62-3049Benton122-81-21-1135Strollo30-10-00-0000Ritter10-00-01-1000Totals20028-7512-2019-41162375 Percentages: FG .373, FT .600. 3-Point Goals: 7-25, .280 (Morse 6-11, Bohannon 1-2, Covington 0-1, Strollo 0-1, Akuchie 0-2, Benton 0-2, J.Ferguson 0-3, Hartfield 0-3). Team Rebounds: 4. Team Turnovers: 10 (8 PTS). Blocked Shots: 4 (Haygood 2, Covington, T.Robinson). Turnovers: 10 (J.Ferguson 3, Hartfield 2, Haygood 2, Benton, Bohannon, Morse). Steals: 6 (Covington 3, Benton, Hartfield, T.Robinson). Technical Fouls: None. FGFTRebILL.-CHICAGOMinM-AM-AO-TAPFPTSBlount233-63-44-7349Dixson296-128-90-10222Odiase317-112-53-60116T.Ferguson321-70-01-81012Ottey215-88-80-31319Boahen233-50-00-3549Matthews204-92-41-32214Diggins153-31-10-4137Wiley61-20-00-1212Totals20033-6324-319-362421100 Percentages: FG .524, FT .774. 3-Point Goals: 10-24, .417 (Matthews 4-9, Boahen 3-5, Dixson 2-5, Ottey 1-2, Blount 0-1, T.Ferguson 0-2). Team Rebounds: 2. Team Turnovers: 9 (18 PTS). Blocked Shots: 9 (Odiase 6, Blount, T.Ferguson, Wiley). Turnovers: 9 (Boahen 2, Dixson 2, Matthews 2, Blount, Diggins, Wiley). Steals: 6 (Dixson 2, Blount, Boahen, Odiase, Ottey). Technical Fouls: None. Youngstown St.3441-75Ill.-Chicago4753-100 A_2,033 (9,500).

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    Mia Lakstigala

    Win means Naperville Central won’t have to share DVC championship

    Naperville Central defeated Lake Park to clinch the DuPage Valley Conference girls basketball championship outright.

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    BC-BKC--E. Illinois-SIU-Edwardsville Long Box

    BC-BKC--E. Illinois-SIU-Edwardsville Long Box E. ILLINOIS 78, SIU-EDWARDSVILLE 74FGFTRebE. ILLINOISMinM-AM-AO-TAPFPTSDiallo130-00-01-2200Jones230-00-00-2110Goodwin388-133-40-55221Smith344-112-20-34512Crossland386-103-44-71317Dama307-113-41-41417Price142-34-50-0029Green60-00-00-2000Starks41-10-00-1002Totals20028-4915-196-26141778 Percentages: FG .571, FT .789. 3-Point Goals: 7-16, .438 (Crossland 2-4, Goodwin 2-4, Smith 2-7, Price 1-1). Team Rebounds: 4. Team Turnovers: 13 (14 PTS). Blocked Shots: 5 (Dama 3, Diallo, Goodwin). Turnovers: 13 (Crossland 3, Smith 3, Price 2, Starks 2, Dama, Goodwin, Green). Steals: 4 (Goodwin 2, Dama, Smith). Technical Fouls: None. FGFTRebSIU-EDWARDSVILLEMinM-AM-AO-TAPFPTSHenry285-118-82-61318Simmons294-72-45-101010Benton332-30-01-2426Ellis274-100-01-1458McFarland311-82-20-5214Kinchen227-144-40-11321B.Jackson202-40-00-0104McCoy101-30-00-0123Totals20026-6016-189-25151674 Percentages: FG .433, FT .889. 3-Point Goals: 6-21, .286 (Kinchen 3-8, Benton 2-2, McCoy 1-3, Ellis 0-1, Henry 0-2, McFarland 0-5). Team Rebounds: 3. Team Turnovers: 9 (18 PTS). Blocked Shots: 0. Turnovers: 9 (Ellis 3, Henry 2, B.Jackson, Benton, McFarland, Simmons). Steals: 7 (Ellis 2, Kinchen 2, Benton, McCoy, McFarland). Technical Fouls: None. E. Illinois3246-78SIU-Edwardsville2648-74 A_1,205 (4,000).

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    BC-BKC--E. Illinois-SIU-Edwardsville Box

    BC-BKC--E. Illinois-SIU-Edwardsville Box E. ILLINOIS 78, SIU-EDWARDSVILLE 74E. ILLINOIS (9-15) Diallo 0-0 0-0 0, Jones 0-0 0-0 0, Goodwin 8-13 3-4 21, Smith 4-11 2-2 12, Crossland 6-10 3-4 17, Dama 7-11 3-4 17, Price 2-3 4-5 9, Starks 1-1 0-0 2, Green 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 28-49 15-19 78. SIU-EDWARDSVILLE (8-16) Henry 5-11 8-8 18, Simmons 4-7 2-4 10, Benton 2-3 0-0 6, Ellis 4-10 0-0 8, McFarland 1-8 2-2 4, B.Jackson 2-4 0-0 4, Kinchen 7-14 4-4 21, McCoy 1-3 0-0 3. Totals 26-60 16-18 74. Halftime_E. Illinois 32-26. 3-Point Goals_E. Illinois 7-16 (Goodwin 2-4, Crossland 2-4, Smith 2-7, Price 1-1), SIU-Edwardsville 6-21 (Kinchen 3-8, Benton 2-2, McCoy 1-3, Ellis 0-1, Henry 0-2, McFarland 0-5). Fouled Out_Ellis, Smith. Rebounds_E. Illinois 26 (Crossland 7), SIU-Edwardsville 25 (Simmons 10). Assists_E. Illinois 14 (Goodwin 5), SIU-Edwardsville 15 (Benton, Ellis 4). Total Fouls_E. Illinois 17, SIU-Edwardsville 16. A_1,205 (4,000).

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    Winnebago hands Aurora Christian 1st loss

    Aurora Christian’s boys basketball team lost its first game of the year Thursday night at Winnebago.

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    Montini’s Sam Mitchell hopes to return from a sprained ankle in the playoffs.

    Here comes the fun part of the season

    The girls basketball playoffs are under way, the boys are just around the corner. Things are getting very interesting.

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    Harvest Christian wins 4th straight regional title

    Alyssa Iverson scored 21 points Thursday night as the Harvest Christian girls basketball team won its fourth straight regional championship, defeating host Port Byron Riverdale 54-25 in a Class 2A final.

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    Davis' career game lifts No. 11 Lady Vols by Arkansas 90-85

    Rennia Davis scored 33 points and grabbed 14 rebounds, both career bests, and No. 11 Tennessee made 9 of 10 free throws in the last minute to hold off Arkansas 90-85

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    Toolsie’s career night lifts Elgin over Streamwood

    Elgin defeated Streamwood 58-49 Thursday in Upstate Eight River boys basketball action.

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    No. 14 Texas A&M women hold Rebels to 13 in first half

    Chennedy Carter scored 20 of her 26 points in the first half when No. 14 Texas A&M held Mississippi to 13 in an 83-54 victory

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    Orlando Magic guard Elfrid Payton (2) drives to the basket in front of Cleveland Cavaliers forward Channing Frye during the second half of an NBA basketball game Tuesday, Feb. 6, 2018, in Orlando, Fla. The Magic won 116-98. (AP Photo/Phelan M. Ebenhack)

    Suns acquire point guard Elfrid Payton from Magic

    The Phoenix Suns acquired point guard Elfrid Payton from the Orlando Magic for a second-round pick this summer

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    FILE - In this Feb. 3, 2018, file photo, Cleveland Cavaliers' Isaiah Thomas drives against the Houston Rockets in the first half of an NBA basketball game, in Cleveland. A person familiar with direct knowledge of the trade says the Cavaliers are dealing guard Isaiah Thomas to the Los Angeles Lakers. The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity Thursday, Feb. 8, 2018, because the teams need NBA approval before the trade can be completed. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak, File)

    Turnover: Cavs overhaul roster with stunning trades

    Extreme makeover: Cleveland Cavaliers overhaul their roster with several deals before trading deadline.

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    Grimm loses arbitration case with Chicago Cubs

    Relief pitcher Justin Grimm has lost his salary-arbitration case against the Chicago Cubs. Grimm will get $2.2 million and not the $2.475 millio he had sought.

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    College Basketball Scores

    Thursday, Feb. 8EAST Canisius 89, Siena 65 Fairleigh Dickinson 77, Sacred Heart 67 Florida Gulf Coast 75, NJIT 70 LIU Brooklyn 83, St. Francis (Pa.) 67 Monmouth (NJ) 72, Iona 50 Mount St. Mary's 71, CCSU 57 New Hampshire 71, Maine 56 Niagara 95, Quinnipiac 76 Northeastern 70, Delaware 67 Rider 77, Manhattan 73 St. Francis Brooklyn 77, Robert Morris 65 St. Peter's 70, Marist 66 Stony Brook 81, Mass.-Lowell 68 Towson 94, Drexel 92, OT UMBC 78, Binghamton 68 Vermont 72, Albany (NY) 67 Wagner 96, Bryant 76 SOUTH Chattanooga 85, The Citadel 82 Clemson 72, Pittsburgh 48 Coll. of Charleston 82, William & Mary 77 Georgia St. 106, Louisiana-Lafayette 92 Hofstra 67, Elon 48 Kennesaw St. 89, North Florida 81 Lipscomb 82, Jacksonville 59 Louisiana Tech 83, Charlotte 65 Louisiana-Monroe 66, Georgia Southern 64, OT Louisville 77, Georgia Tech 54 Marshall 76, FIU 66 Middle Tennessee 94, Rice 75 Murray St. 84, Austin Peay 63 N. Kentucky 54, Milwaukee 52 North Carolina 82, Duke 78 North Texas 67, UAB 60 Old Dominion 68, Southern Miss. 63 SC-Upstate 91, Stetson 79 SE Missouri 78, Morehead St. 62 South Alabama 73, UALR 56 Stephen F. Austin 99, McNeese St. 95 UT Martin 70, E. Kentucky 69 W. Carolina 72, VMI 60 MIDWEST IUPUI 78, Cleveland St. 73 Ill.-Chicago 100, Youngstown St. 75 Nebraska-Omaha 71, W. Illinois 68 South Dakota 86, Fort Wayne 69 Utah Valley 97, Chicago St. 57 Wright St. 68, Green Bay 64 SOUTHWEST Tulsa 91, Tulane 89, OT FAR WEST UC Riverside 64, Hawaii 60 ___

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    College Basketball Scores

    Thursday, Feb. 8EAST Canisius 89, Siena 65 Fairleigh Dickinson 77, Sacred Heart 67 Florida Gulf Coast 75, NJIT 70 LIU Brooklyn 83, St. Francis (Pa.) 67 Monmouth (NJ) 72, Iona 50 Mount St. Mary's 71, CCSU 57 New Hampshire 71, Maine 56 Niagara 95, Quinnipiac 76 Northeastern 70, Delaware 67 Rider 77, Manhattan 73 St. Francis Brooklyn 77, Robert Morris 65 St. Peter's 70, Marist 66 Stony Brook 81, Mass.-Lowell 68 Towson 94, Drexel 92, OT UMBC 78, Binghamton 68 Vermont 72, Albany (NY) 67 Wagner 96, Bryant 76 SOUTH Chattanooga 85, The Citadel 82 Clemson 72, Pittsburgh 48 Coll. of Charleston 82, William & Mary 77 Georgia St. 106, Louisiana-Lafayette 92 Hofstra 67, Elon 48 Kennesaw St. 89, North Florida 81 Lipscomb 82, Jacksonville 59 Louisiana Tech 83, Charlotte 65 Louisiana-Monroe 66, Georgia Southern 64, OT Louisville 77, Georgia Tech 54 Marshall 76, FIU 66 Middle Tennessee 94, Rice 75 Murray St. 84, Austin Peay 63 N. Kentucky 54, Milwaukee 52 North Carolina 82, Duke 78 North Texas 67, UAB 60 Old Dominion 68, Southern Miss. 63 SC-Upstate 91, Stetson 79 SE Missouri 78, Morehead St. 62 South Alabama 73, UALR 56 Stephen F. Austin 99, McNeese St. 95 UT Martin 70, E. Kentucky 69 W. Carolina 72, VMI 60 MIDWEST IUPUI 78, Cleveland St. 73 Ill.-Chicago 100, Youngstown St. 75 Nebraska-Omaha 71, W. Illinois 68 South Dakota 86, Fort Wayne 69 Utah Valley 97, Chicago St. 57 Wright St. 68, Green Bay 64 SOUTHWEST Tulsa 91, Tulane 89, OT FAR WEST UC Riverside 64, Hawaii 60 ___

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    FILE - In this Sunday, Feb. 4, 2018, file photo, 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 in Minneapolis. The Eagles aren't just celebrating their first championship since 1960 but also an abundance of talent at the position in franchise QB Carson Wentz and Super Bowl MVP Nick Foles. Should Wentz's recovery go well, the Eagles will have a huge bargaining chip to restock their roster. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II, FIle)

    Quarterbacks will dominate the 2018 NFL offseason

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    Florida forward Haley Lorenzen (44) and Mississippi State guard Roshunda Johnson (11) scramble for the ball during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game in Gainesville, Fla., Thursday, Feb. 8, 2018. (AP Photo/Ron Irby)

    Johnson scores 22, No. 2 Miss State handles Florida 98-50

    Roshunda Johnson, Teaira McCowan lead undefeated No. 2 Mississippi State to 98-50 victory at Florida

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    Pistons acquire Ennis from Memphis for Johnson, 2nd-rounder

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    Toronto Raptors Jonas Valanciunas shoots against the New York Knicks during the first half of an NBA basketball game Thursday, Feb. 8, 2018, in Toronto. (Chris Young/The Canadian Press via AP)

    Valanciunas, Raptors beat short-handed Knicks 113-88

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    South Carolina head coach Dawn Staley yells in instructions during an NCAA college basketball game against Alabama, Thursday, Feb. 8, 2018, in Tuscaloosa, Ala. (Vasha Hunt/AL.com via AP)

    Wilson, No. 7 South Carolina bounce back 79-66 over Alabama

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    Miami women pull away in 4th, upset No. 23 NC State 52-48

    Keyanna Harris scored nine of her 17 points in the fourth quarter to help Miami upset No. 23 North Carolina State 52-48, snapping the Wolfpacks' seven-game win streak

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    Thomas, Alix lead No. 12 Florida State past Virginia 77-62

    Shakayla Thomas scored 20 points, A.J. Alix added 17 and No. 12 Florida State turned back Virginia 77-62 on Thursday night

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    Cole's strong game lifts No. 18 Georgia women past Vandy

    Taja Cole had 11 points, seven assists and a career-high five steals, and No. 18 Georgia turned back Vanderbilt 67-55

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    FILE - In this June 22, 2016, file photo, Ireland's Robbie Keane celebrates at the end of the Euro Group E soccer match against Italy in Villeneuve d'Ascq, near Lille, France. In its fourth season, the India Super League (ISL) may be hit by falling attendances but it is increasingly viewed as the future of soccer in the cricket-mad country. In 2014, each of the eight teams fielded big-name marquees that included World Cup winners such as Alessandro Del Piero, Robert Pires, David Trezeguet and Marco Materazzi. This season has a relative lack of star power as Robbie Keane and Dimitar Berbatov, with respective English experience at Liverpool and Manchester United, are the best-known players. (AP Photo/Antonio Calanni, File)

    Super League future of Indian soccer despite falling crowds

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    R.J. Adelman, son of veteran NBA coach, killed in accident

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    Submitted photo Thad Tousana (left), a former Batavia High School basketball player who passed away Jan. 25, poses with former Bulldogs coach Jim Roberts and close friend Karl Maves. Tousana and Maves were co-captains of the 1985-86 Batavia boys basketball team. A celebration of Tousana’s life will be held Saturday at Logan Street Baptist Church in Batavia.

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    Jordan, Dunn, and Sanabria lead Terriers to victory over RMU

    Jalen Jordan had 21 points, Rasheem Dunn scored 16, and Glenn Sanabria added 15 as St. Francis (Brooklyn) beat Robert Morris 77-65

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    Flaherty makes 9 3s to lead No. 21 Michigan women to victory

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    FILE - In this Dec. 31, 2017, file photo, San Francisco 49ers quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo smiles as he walks off the field after the team's 34-13 win over the Los Angeles Rams in an NFL football game in Los Angeles. Garoppolo has signed a five-year contract with the 49ers worth a reported record-breaking $137.5 million. Garoppolo reached the deal on Thursday, Feb. 8, 2018, allowing the Niners to lock up their franchise quarterback without using the franchise tag and before he could become a free agent next month. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill, File)

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    FILE - In this Nov. 30, 2017, file photo, Denver Nuggets guard Emmanuel Mudiay looks for an opening as Chicago Bulls forward Paul Zipser (16) defends in the second half of an NBA basketball game in Denver. Two people with knowledge of the situation say the Denver Nuggets have traded Emmanuel Mudiay to New York and acquired Devin Harris from Dallas in a three-team deal. The Mavericks will get Doug McDermott from New York, the people told The Associated Press on Thursday, Feb. 8, 2018. They spoke on condition of anonymity because the trade could not be completed until it was approved by the NBA. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski, File)

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    Mitchell hits milestone, No. 13 Buckeye women top Rutgers

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    AP source: Trail Blazers send Vonleh to Bulls for Rakovic

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    FILE - In this Feb. 6, 2018, file photo, Cleveland Cavaliers guard Dwyane Wade (9) puts up a shot between Orlando Magic forward Marreese Speights (5) and guard Shelvin Mack (7) during the first half of NBA basketball game, in Orlando, Fla. The Cavaliers dealt 36-year-old Wade to Miami for a second-round pick, Thursday, Feb. 8, 2018. (AP Photo/Phelan M. Ebenhack, File)

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    Conant’s Filippo DeFrenza, at right battling with Larkin’s Deujuan Akins at 160 pounds in last weekend’s Schaumburg regional, is among the 10 Cougars competitors in this weekend’s Class 3A Larkin sectional.

    Wrestling: Sectional scouting, Northwest

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    FILE - In this Feb. 3, 2018, file photo, Cleveland Cavaliers' Isaiah Thomas drives against the Houston Rockets in the first half of an NBA basketball game, in Cleveland. A person familiar with direct knowledge of the trade says the Cavaliers are dealing guard Isaiah Thomas to the Los Angeles Lakers. The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity Thursday, Feb. 8, 2018, because the teams need NBA approval before the trade can be completed. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak, File)

    Big moves for Cavs, Lakers, minor ones elsewhere at deadline

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    All eyes will be on Jimmy Butler and Taj Gibson when they visit with Minnesota on Friday. But this game will also feature Bulls guard Zach LaVine playing against his former team for the first time.

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    Quenneville hopes new Chicago Blackhawks ‘D’ pairs provide balance

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    BC-BKC--Utah Valley-Chicago St. Box

    BC-BKC--Utah Valley-Chicago St. Box UTAH VALLEY 97, CHICAGO ST. 57UTAH VALLEY (17-7) Nelson 2-5 0-0 4, Ogbe 6-11 2-2 18, J.Toolson 6-9 4-5 17, Randolph 2-2 1-2 6, C.Toolson 7-11 0-0 18, Neilson 1-2 0-0 2, Tahvanainen 0-1 0-0 0, Harward 0-0 0-1 0, Manyang 5-7 5-6 15, Nyman 0-0 0-0 0, Calvert 1-1 0-0 2, Nakwaasah 4-8 0-0 10, Johnson 0-0 0-0 0, DeBerry 1-4 3-4 5. Totals 35-61 15-20 97. CHICAGO ST. (2-24) Bowles 1-4 1-1 3, Simmons 4-9 2-2 10, Byrd 2-3 0-0 5, Sims 7-19 1-2 17, Burns 3-8 1-2 8, Odiase 0-2 0-0 0, Szpir 0-1 0-0 0, Shaw 1-4 0-0 2, Bell 3-9 0-0 6, Harris 0-1 0-0 0, Pruitt 2-6 1-2 6, Dubovitskiy 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 23-66 6-9 57. Halftime_Utah Valley 50-26. 3-Point Goals_Utah Valley 12-26 (Ogbe 4-7, C.Toolson 4-7, Nakwaasah 2-6, Randolph 1-1, J.Toolson 1-3, DeBerry 0-2), Chicago St. 5-12 (Sims 2-4, Pruitt 1-1, Burns 1-1, Byrd 1-2, Bell 0-4). Fouled Out_Burns. Rebounds_Utah Valley 41 (Manyang 11), Chicago St. 26 (Burns 6). Assists_Utah Valley 18 (Ogbe, J.Toolson, Randolph 4), Chicago St. 12 (Dubovitskiy, Sims, Burns 2). Total Fouls_Utah Valley 16, Chicago St. 19. A_163 (7,000).

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    BC-BKC--Utah Valley-Chicago St. Long Box

    BC-BKC--Utah Valley-Chicago St. Long Box UTAH VALLEY 97, CHICAGO ST. 57FGFTRebUTAH VALLEYMinM-AM-AO-TAPFPTSNelson122-50-02-2124Ogbe296-112-20-44018Randolph252-21-20-1426J.Toolson306-94-50-74117C.Toolson317-110-01-31218Manyang215-75-65-111215Nakwaasah154-80-00-33110DeBerry111-43-40-1025Neilson91-20-01-5042Calvert51-10-01-1002Nyman50-00-00-0000Tahvanainen30-10-00-0000Harward30-00-11-2000Johnson10-00-00-1000Totals20035-6115-2011-41181697 Percentages: FG .574, FT .750. 3-Point Goals: 12-26, .462 (Ogbe 4-7, C.Toolson 4-7, Nakwaasah 2-6, Randolph 1-1, J.Toolson 1-3, DeBerry 0-2). Team Rebounds: 2. Team Turnovers: 15 (25 PTS). Blocked Shots: 5 (Manyang 3, C.Toolson, Neilson). Turnovers: 15 (Calvert 3, C.Toolson 2, DeBerry 2, J.Toolson 2, Manyang 2, Ogbe 2, Randolph, Tahvanainen). Steals: 9 (C.Toolson 2, Randolph 2, DeBerry, Manyang, Neilson, Ogbe, Tahvanainen). Technical Fouls: None. FGFTRebCHICAGO ST.MinM-AM-AO-TAPFPTSBowles311-41-11-5103Simmons214-92-22-20410Burns243-81-22-6258Byrd122-30-00-0145Sims267-191-21-22117Bell203-90-00-2106Shaw181-40-00-0102Pruitt172-61-22-4116Dubovitskiy140-00-00-0210Szpir70-10-00-2010Odiase70-20-03-3120Harris30-10-00-0000Totals20023-666-911-26121957 Percentages: FG .348, FT .667. 3-Point Goals: 5-12, .417 (Sims 2-4, Burns 1-1, Pruitt 1-1, Byrd 1-2, Bell 0-4).

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    FILE - In this Aug. 26, 2017, file photo, Chicago Cubs' Kris Bryant is cheered in the dugout after hitting a home run in the fifth inning of a baseball game against the Philadelphia Phillies, in Philadelphia. Last season, Bryant batted .295 with 29 homers and 73 RBIs after winning the NL MVP award in 2016. (AP Photo/Laurence Kesterson, File)

    Chicago Cubs looking for 2nd title in 3 years

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    Cardinals pitching coach Dave Duncan holds back pitcher Matt Morris after after players returned to the dugout during a Cubs-Cardinals game, after a bench clearing. Duncan rejoined the White Sox on Thursday as a pitching consultant. Duncan, 72, was a major-league pitching coach for 32 years and was in the Sox’s dugout from 1983-86.

    Duncan back with White Sox as pitching consultant

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    San Francisco 49ers’ quarterback and Rolling Meadows High School grad Jimmy Garoppolo, who led his team to 5 straight wins last season, is now the NFL’s highest-paid player.

    49ers’ megadeal lands Jimmy Garoppolo NFL’s richest contract

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    The San Francisco 49ers reportedly have signed quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo to a five-year deal with $137.5 million.

    Jimmy Garoppolo becoming NFL’s highest paid: 5 years, $137 million

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    Steelers name Bradley, Dunbar as defensive assistant coaches

    The Pittsburgh Steelers have overhauled a portion of their defensive coaching staff, hiring Karl Dunbar as defensive line coach and Tom Bradley as defensive backs coach

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    FC Barcelona's Philippe Coutinho, left, celebrates after scoring against Valencia during the Spanish Copa del Rey, semifinal, second leg, soccer match between FC Barcelona and Valencia at the Mestalla stadium in Valencia, Spain, Thursday Feb. 8, 2018. (AP Photo/Alberto Saiz)

    Coutinho scores as Barcelona reaches 5th straight Copa final

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    FILE - In this Sept. 10, 2016, file photo New Mexico coach Bob Davie walks in the sideline during the first half of an NCAA college football game against New Mexico State in Las Cruces, N.M. The University of New Mexico suspended Davie on Thursday, Feb. 8, 2018, for 30 days without pay, following multiple investigations that examined whether he and coaching staff interfered with criminal investigations or misconduct cases involving players. (AP Photo/Andres Leighton, File)

    New Mexico suspends football coach amid misconduct probe

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    Mavs' Seth Curry has season-ending surgery for leg injury

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    Sens teammates disagree with length of Burrows' suspension

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    Grant’s Mallory Harrity, left, chases down a loose ball as Grayslake North’s Abbey Guenther defends during Thanksgiving tournament play at Mundelein. Harrity is pursuing a future as a police detective.

    For Grant’s tough cookie Harrity, this career choice was easy

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    Former TCU DB Modkins becomes school's cornerbacks coach

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    Libertyville’s Danny Pucino, right, throws Lake Forest’s Quinn Dailey in the 132 pound championship match during last weekend’s Warren regional.

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    College Basketball Schedule

    All Times ESTFriday, 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. Minnesota at Indiana, 7:30 p.m. Detroit at Oakland, 9 p.m. Kent St. at Ball St., 9 p.m. FAR WEST E. Washington at Idaho, 10:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 10EAST Iona at St. Peter's, Noon Oklahoma St. at West Virginia, Noon Butler at Villanova, Noon Marquette at St. John's, Noon Fordham at Duquesne, Noon Mount St. Mary's at Bryant, 1 p.m. Holy Cross at Boston U., 1 p.m. Navy at Army, 1:30 p.m. Northeastern at Towson, 2 p.m. Miami at Boston College, 2 p.m. Lehigh at American U., 2 p.m. Quinnipiac at Canisius, 2 p.m. Fairfield at Niagara, 3 p.m. Stetson at NJIT, 4 p.m. Seton Hall at Georgetown, 4 p.m. Penn at Harvard, 4 p.m. DePaul at Providence, 4 p.m. UMass at Saint Joseph's, 4 p.m. St. Francis (Pa.) at St. Francis Brooklyn, 4 p.m. Richmond at St. Bonaventure, 4 p.m. Sacred Heart at CCSU, 4 p.m. Robert Morris at LIU Brooklyn, 4:30 p.m. Columbia at Brown, 6 p.m. Princeton at Dartmouth, 7 p.m. Cornell at Yale, 7 p.m. Rider at Marist, 7 p.m. Monmouth (NJ) at Manhattan, 7 p.m. SOUTH Northwestern at Maryland, Noon Florida at South Carolina, Noon Temple at South Florida, Noon ETSU at VMI, 1 p.m. Delaware at William & Mary, 2 p.m. Radford at UNC-Asheville, 2 p.m. North Carolina at NC State, 2 p.m. Louisiana-Monroe at Georgia St., 2:15 p.m. Appalachian St. at Coastal Carolina, 3:30 p.m. Auburn at Georgia, 3:30 p.m. Alabama St. at Alabama A&M, 4 p.m. Charleston Southern at Presbyterian, 4 p.m. Drexel at Coll. of Charleston, 4 p.m. Morgan St. at Savannah St., 4 p.m. George Washington at George Mason, 4 p.m. Md.-Eastern Shore at Bethune-Cookman, 4 p.m. Florida Gulf Coast at SC-Upstate, 4 p.m. NC A&T at SC State, 4 p.m. Mississippi at LSU, 4 p.m. Houston Baptist at Nicholls, 4 p.m. Arkansas St. at South Alabama, 4:05 p.m. Longwood at Campbell, 4:30 p.m. Wofford at Furman, 4:30 p.m. Jacksonville at Kennesaw St., 4:30 p.m. SE Louisiana at McNeese St., 4:30 p.m. Louisiana-Lafayette at Georgia Southern, 5 p.m. North Florida at Lipscomb, 5 p.m. W. Carolina at UNC-Greensboro, 5 p.m. Mercer at Chattanooga, 5 p.m. UALR at Troy, 5:15 p.m. Charlotte at Southern Miss., 5:30 p.m. North Texas at Middle Tennessee, 6 p.m. Dayton at VCU, 6 p.m. Norfolk St. at Hampton, 6 p.m. Tennessee at Alabama, 6 p.m. NC Central at Florida A&M, 6 p.m. Virginia Tech at Virginia, 6:15 p.m. MVSU at Alcorn St., 6:30 p.m. Ark.-Pine Bluff at Southern U., 6:30 p.m. Gardner-Webb at Liberty, 7 p.m. Hofstra at UNC-Wilmington, 7 p.m. SE Missouri at UT Martin, 7 p.m. Winthrop at High Point, 7 p.m. Old Dominion at Louisiana Tech, 7 p.m. FAU at Marshall, 7 p.m. Morehead St. at E. Kentucky, 7 p.m. Green Bay at N. Kentucky, 7 p.m. FIU at W. Kentucky, 7 p.m. Rice at UAB, 8 p.m. The Citadel at Samford, 8 p.m. Tennessee St. at Jacksonville St., 8 p.m.

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