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  • Snowball effect helps WW South blitz Lake Park Dec 16, 2014 10:36 PM
    This year’s Wheaton Warrenville South team is going through some growing pains early on, but even last year’s powerhouse squad would be hard pressed to improve on the Tigers’ second-quarter effort Tuesday night.

     
  • Growth shows in a road win for Rolling Meadows Dec 16, 2014 10:37 PM
    Growing up is hard to do. Rolling Meadows is doing it, grudgingly sometimes, and showed it Tuesday night at Hoffman Estates in holding on – just barely – for a 60-58 Mid-Suburban divisional crossover win in boys basketball.

     
  • Schaumburg has a defensive day to remember Dec 16, 2014 10:16 PM
    After his team’s loss to Oak Park on Saturday, new Schaumburg coach Marty Manning said that he would prefer his team to stay away from Saturday games in the future. “We just didn’t have much energy Saturday,” Manning said before his team tipped off against Prospect on Tuesday night. “It’s tough playing back-to-back nights. I never liked it when I played. We will get to a Tuesday-Friday schedule next season because that’s what you play in the state playoffs and I want our kids ready for that.” Schaumburg seemed plenty ready Tuesday. They forced turnovers at the beginning and down the stretch to post a 47-40 victory over the Knights.

     
  • Hampshire romps in FVC Fox opener Dec 16, 2014 10:05 PM
    Hampshire opened Fox Valley Conference Fox Division boys basketball play in style Tuesday, blowing out undermanned Crystal Lake Central, 90-49, before a festive home crowd. Already leading by double digits at halftime, the Whip-Purs blew the game wide open with an awesome third-quarter shooting display. Hampshire made 11 of 16 shots while outscoring the Tigers 26-10.

     
  • Langanis, Cary-Grove outpace Hoffman Estates Dec 16, 2014 8:58 PM
    In the long run, swimming year-round has certainly helped Cary-Grove junior Cooper Langanis. Already a standout distance swimmer as a sophomore, a summer commitment to the sport is yielding impressive early winter results for him. They were on display Tuesday at Hoffman Estates, where the Langanis won the 200-meter freestyle (2:02.88) and 400 free (4:23.00) in times that are already on par with his best efforts of last winter’s high school season. Those performances helped the Trojans produce a 96-86 victory in a nice nonconference matchup of teams featuring several impressive developing swimmers.

     
  • Memphis stops Golden State’s 16-game win streak Dec 16, 2014 10:28 PM
    Marc Gasol scored 24 points, and the Memphis Grizzlies snapped the Golden State Warriors’ NBA-best 16-game winning streak with a 105-98 victory on Tuesday night.

     
  • No. 9 Texas routs Lipscomb 106-61 Dec 16, 2014 10:35 PM
    Myles Turner scored a season-high 26 points to help lead No. 9 ranked Texas to a rout of Lipscomb 106-61 on Tuesday night.

     
  • Yankees GM Cashman: A-Rod now a full-time DH Dec 16, 2014 6:50 PM
    Alex Rodriguez faces a diminished role in his return to the New York Yankees, who have stripped A-Rod of his third-base job and plan to limit his role to full-time designated hitter — at most. General manager Brian Cashman said Tuesday that A-Rod’s days as an everyday fielder are over in the Bronx and Chase Headley will start at third after agreeing this week to a $52 million, four-year contract.

     
  • Brain-injury program working with NFL players Dec 16, 2014 6:58 PM
    A brain-injury treatment program originally designed for military veterans injured on the battlefield has been updated to include professional athletes. Representatives with the Eisenhower Center announced Tuesday that it will be the primary facility used by the NFL Players Association for treating brain injuries and other neurological issues through the After the Impact program. The NFL expects 6,000 of nearly 20,000 retired players — or 28 percent — to suffer from Alzheimer’s disease or at least moderate dementia someday.

     
  • St. Edward grad Yohn gets a chance to live the dream Dec 16, 2014 6:28 PM
    Some athletes talk about living their dreams and some get the opportunity to do it. Consider Katie Yohn one of the latter. On Monday morning, Yohn realized one of her dreams when she signed a contract to play professional women’s basketball in Germany.

     
  • For Cubs and Lester, it was perfect timing Dec 16, 2014 8:33 PM
    The Cubs' signing of pitcher Jon Lester is a case of all the right things converging at the right time. With the Cubs seemingly ahead of schedule and ready to contend in 2015, a deal with an ace pitcher seemed the right thing to do at the right time.

     
  • Wade leads Heat past Nets 95-91 Dec 16, 2014 11:00 PM
    Dwyane Wade scored 28 points, and the Miami Heat beat the Brooklyn Nets 95-91 on Tuesday night. The Heat had five players score in double figures, including three reserves. Starting forward Luol Deng had 18 points, and rookie Shabazz Napier scored 11.

     
  • Fast finish helps Elk Grove win at Palatine Dec 16, 2014 10:45 PM
    Winning road games in the Mid-Suburban League is a difficult assignment. Elk Grove’s task was made even more daunting when it spotted host Palatine the first 10 points of the game their crossover boys basketball game Tuesday. Late in the fourth quarter, with overtime still a possibility, Elk Grove (6-2) exploded with a 10-0 run of its own, breaking open a 58-all tie and finishing with a 69-62 victory.

     
  • A trio of positives for Fremd Dec 16, 2014 10:43 PM
    Good things happened in threes in Fremd’s 47-40 win over Hersey in Palatine on Tuesday night in a Mid-Suburban boys basketball crossover. Sophomore Brian Dompke emerged as a legitimate scorer as he led both teams with 15 points and 8 rebounds. Secondly, the game marked the return of 6-foot-7 junior Patrick Benka, who had missed the Vikings’ first eight games with a lower body injury. Finally, a key 3-point basket by sophomore guard Kyle Sliwa off of a rebound and assist by Dompke gave Fremd (8-1) a 41-29 lead with 5:57 left in the game.

     
  • Richmond too tall for Burlington Central Dec 16, 2014 10:42 PM
    Burlington Central’s student section was dead silent, besides a few squeaks and gasps, for the first 6 minutes of Tuesday night’s boys basketball game against Richmond-Burton. That’s how long it took the Rockets to score 10 points and the crowd to erupt in a tradition known as Silent Night. Their jubilation was short-lived, however, as Richmond-Burton went up by 9 at the half and Burlington Central could not hit its shots in a 61-48 Big Northern East loss at Rocket Hill.

     
  • Johnson, No. 3 Arizona rout Oakland 101-64 Dec 16, 2014 11:01 PM
    Freshman Stanley Johnson matched his season high with 18 points to lead five Arizona players in double figures and the No. 3-ranked Wildcats wrapped up their nonconference home schedule with a 101-64 rout of Oakland on Tuesday night.

     
  • Coyotes pull out 2-1 win over Oilers in OT Dec 16, 2014 11:04 PM
    Oliver Ekman-Larsson scored with 0.3 seconds left in overtime, and the Arizona Coyotes beat the Edmonton Oilers 2-1 Tuesday night to end a team-record nine-game home losing streak.

     
  • Scheifele scores 2 to help Jets stop Sabres, 5-1 Dec 16, 2014 11:06 PM
    Mark Scheifele scored two goals and added an assist as the Winnipeg Jets halted the Buffalo Sabres’ four-game winning streak with a 5-1 victory Tuesday night.

     
  • Tarasenko scores 3 in Blues’ comeback win over LA Dec 16, 2014 10:52 PM
    Vladimir Tarasenko scored three goals, and the streaking St. Louis Blues netted four in the third period in a 5-2 comeback victory over the Los Angeles Kings on Tuesday night for their fifth straight win.

     
  • Roy’s SO goal lifts Predators to 3-2 win over Bruins Dec 16, 2014 10:53 PM
    Derek Roy scored the only goal of the shootout to give the Nashville Predators a 3-2 win over the Boston Bruins on Tuesday night. Mike Fisher and Mike Ribeiro had goals in regulation for Nashville, which has won three of four.Milan Lucic and Reilly Smith scored for Boston. The Bruins have lost three in a row and six of seven.

     
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