Daily Archive : Wednesday November 22, 2017

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    Utah Jazz forward Joe Ingles (2) shoots as Chicago Bulls guard Kris Dunn (32) defends during the first half of an NBA basketball game Wednesday, Nov. 22, 2017, in Salt Lake City. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)

    Jazz overwhelm Bulls from outside for 110-80 win

    Jazz overwhelm Bulls from the perimeter for a 110-80 win

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    Nashville Predators center Kyle Turris (8) scores the winning goal against Montreal Canadiens goalie Antti Niemi (37), of Finland, during the shootout in an NHL hockey game Wednesday, Nov. 22, 2017, in Nashville, Tenn. The Predators won 3-2. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)

    Forsberg, Turris lead Predators past Canadiens 3-2 in SO

    Filip Forsberg scored a pair of power-play goals and Kyle Turris had the only goal in a shootout to lead the Nashville Predators to a 3-2 victory over the struggling Montreal Canadiens

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    Dallas Mavericks forward Dirk Nowitzki (41) walks off of the court at the end of the first half of an NBA basketball game against the Memphis Grizzlies Wednesday, Nov. 22, 2017, in Memphis, Tenn. (AP Photo/Brandon Dill)

    Barnes' 30-footer at the horn lifts Mavs over Grizzlies

    Harrison Barnes banked in a 30-footer at the buzzer to give the Dallas Mavericks a 95-94 victory over the Memphis Grizzlies

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    Florida Panthers' Nick Bjugstad (27) scores the winning goal against Toronto Maple Leafs goalie Frederik Andersen (31), of Denmark, during a shootout of an NHL hockey game, Wednesday, Nov. 22, 2017, in Sunrise, Fla. The Panthers won 2-1 in a shootout. (AP Photo/Luis M. Alvarez)

    Bjugstad lifts Panthers to 2-1 shootout win over Maple Leafs

    Nick Bjugstad scored Florida's only goal in regulation and the game-winning goal in a shootout as the Panthers beat the Toronto Maple Leafs 2-1

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    Finke's double-double helps Illinois beat D-III Augustana

    Michael Finke had his second career double-double and four more Illinois players scored in double figures to help the Illini beat Division III Augustana (IL) 96-62

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    Kentucky's Nick Richards, left, defends Fort Wayne's Bryson Scott during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game, Wednesday, Nov. 22, 2017, in Lexington, Ky. Kentucky won 86-67. (AP Photo/James Crisp)

    No. 8 Kentucky finally has it easy against Fort Wayne, 86-67

    Nick Richards' career high 25 points, hot shooting power No. 8 Kentucky past Fort Wayne 86-67

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    Panthers-Jets Capsule

    Panthers-Jets Capsule

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    Bears outside linebacker Leonard Floyd is taken from the field after a leg injury in the fourth quarter against the Detroit Lions Sunday at Soldier Field in Chicago.

    Bears' Floyd 'more than likely' to wind up on I.R.

    Although Leonard Floyd's knee injury could have been much worse, it's likely he'll still be put on injured reserve and miss the remainder of the season.

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    Grant tries to take winning lesson from loss to Waukegan

    Grant’s boys basketball team dropped its second straight game and fell to 0-2 on the season with a 77-71 loss to Waukegan on the second night of the Grant Thanksgiving tournament. But Grant coach Wayne Bosworth likes the experience his team is getting against top competition.

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    Northwest roundup: Barrington handles Crystal Lake Central

    Senior forward Jake Parson had 13 points and junior guard Jason Boock had 12 as Barrington’s boys basketball team defeated Crystal Lake Central 61-54 on Wednesday.

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    Buffalo Grove runs to 2-0 by topping Glenbrook South

    Buffalo Grove’s boys basketball team used a pair of 11-point runs to defeat Glenbrook South 55-49 on Wednesday night at the Bison Classic.

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    In this Nov. 16, 2017, photo, Tennessee Titans quarterback Marcus Mariota (8) plays in an NFL football game against the Pittsburgh Steelers in Pittsburgh in Pittsburgh. The one thing Mariota has shown in his young NFL career is the ability to bounce back from an interception or a bad game. The Titans' third-year quarterback is coming off the worst game yet with four interceptions and has more picks than touchdown passes this season, and now he gets to visit Indianapolis and one of the league’s worst pass defenses. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic)

    Titans QB eager to play again, prove 4 interceptions fluke

    Marcus Mariota finally has done something in the NFL that the Tennessee quarterback never managed before in his career being intercepted four times in a single game. Mariota says he's anxious to play again and prove that was a fluke.

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    Smoothly, Palatine tames Tilden

    Palatine’s boys basketball team added to its strong start by cruising past Chicago Tilden 76-39 in Ed Molitor tournament play Wednesday night.

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    New York Islanders' Josh Bailey (12) shoots the puck past Philadelphia Flyers goalie Brian Elliott (37) for the game winning goal during the overtime period of an NHL hockey game Wednesday, Nov. 22, 2017, in New York. The Islanders won 4-3. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)

    Bailey scores in OT as Islanders edge skidding Flyers 4-3

    Josh Bailey scored 32 seconds into overtime to give the New York Islanders a 4-3 victory over Philadelphia, extending the Flyers' losing streak to six games

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    Houston Rockets forward PJ Tucker (4) and forward Luc Mbah a Moute (12) reach for a rebound during the first half of an NBA basketball game against the Denver Nuggets, Wednesday, Nov. 22, 2017, in Houston. (AP Photo/Eric Christian Smith)

    Trevor Ariza has 25 points, Rockets beat Nuggets 125-95

    Trevor Ariza had a season-high 25 points in the Houston Rockets' 125-95 victory over the Denver Nuggets

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    Utah Jazz forward Derrick Favors (15) and Chicago Bulls center Robin Lopez work for position under the basket during the first half on Wednesday, Nov. 22, 2017, in Salt Lake City. Bulls’ center Robin Lopez, right, defends against Utah Jazz guard Rodney Hood on Wednesday in Salt Lake City. No one on the Bulls played well, but Lopez led the team with 15 points.

    After narrow loss to Lakers, Bulls have nothing left for Utah

    After a tough loss to the Lakers, when the Bulls squandered a 19-point third-quarter lead, the Bulls had to play again less than 24 hours later at Utah. There were some good signs for trhe rebuilding process in the Lakers game, however.

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    Washington Capitals left wing Alex Ovechkin (8), of Russia, celebrates his goal with center Nicklas Backstrom, of Sweden, during the first period of an NHL hockey game against the Ottawa Senators, Wednesday, Nov. 22, 2017, in Washington. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)

    Ovechkin, Vrana send Capitals to 5-2 win over Senators

    Alex Ovechkin scored his first goal in seven games, Jakub Vrana had two goals for the first time in his career and the Washington Capitals defeated the Ottawa Senators 5-2

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    BC-BKC--Quincy-Illinois St. Box

    BC-BKC--Quincy-Illinois St. Box ILLINOIS ST. 86, QUINCY 57QUINCY (0-1) Hinton 1-3 0-0 3, Johnson 2-3 2-2 6, Frasco 3-9 0-0 9, Houston 4-12 2-5 11, Briscoe 1-6 3-4 6, Liem 0-0 0-0 0, Stuckman 3-9 3-3 10, Meny 1-2 0-0 2, Zurcher 0-0 0-0 0, Alexander 3-3 0-0 6, Dosier 1-4 0-0 2, DeVries 1-5 0-0 2. Totals 20-56 10-14 57. ILLINOIS ST. (3-2) Fayne 8-12 3-8 19, Tinsley 3-10 0-0 9, Williams 4-9 0-0 10, Evans 7-12 0-1 17, Hein 2-3 2-2 6, Litwiller 3-4 0-0 9, Bruninga 4-8 0-0 10, Martin 0-2 0-0 0, Gassman 2-4 1-2 6. Totals 33-64 6-13 86. Halftime_Illinois St. 43-35. 3-Point Goals_Quincy 7-27 (Frasco 3-8, Hinton 1-2, Stuckman 1-2, Briscoe 1-3, Houston 1-4, Meny 0-1, Dosier 0-3, DeVries 0-4), Illinois St. 14-29 (Litwiller 3-4, Evans 3-5, Tinsley 3-6, Williams 2-4, Bruninga 2-6, Gassman 1-2, Martin 0-1, Hein 0-1). Fouled Out_None. Rebounds_Quincy 30 (Frasco 8), Illinois St. 37 (Tinsley 10). Assists_Quincy 9 (Briscoe 3), Illinois St. 20 (Evans 6). Total Fouls_Quincy 16, Illinois St. 18. A_3,733 (10,200).

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    BC-BKC--Quincy-Illinois St. Long Box

    BC-BKC--Quincy-Illinois St. Long Box ILLINOIS ST. 86, QUINCY 57FGFTRebQUINCYMinM-AM-AO-TAPFPTSHinton141-30-01-2033Johnson172-32-20-3026Briscoe261-63-40-1326Frasco253-90-01-8039Houston294-122-50-31111Stuckman223-93-31-70210Dosier211-40-01-4122DeVries191-50-00-0012Alexander133-30-00-1206Meny101-20-00-0102Liem30-00-01-1100Zurcher10-00-00-0000Totals20020-5610-145-3091657 Percentages: FG .357, FT .714. 3-Point Goals: 7-27, .259 (Frasco 3-8, Hinton 1-2, Stuckman 1-2, Briscoe 1-3, Houston 1-4, Meny 0-1, Dosier 0-3, DeVries 0-4). Team Rebounds: 5. Team Turnovers: 15 (9 PTS). Blocked Shots: 3 (Johnson 3). Turnovers: 15 (Briscoe 3, Hinton 3, Alexander 2, Dosier 2, Houston 2, Frasco, Johnson, Liem). Steals: 2 (Briscoe, Stuckman). Technical Fouls: None. FGFTRebILLINOIS ST.MinM-AM-AO-TAPFPTSFayne258-123-82-71219Evans227-120-10-26017Hein202-32-20-3236Tinsley303-100-03-10229Williams224-90-01-25110Gassman262-41-21-2016Bruninga244-80-01-91410Litwiller163-40-00-1049Martin150-20-00-1310Totals20033-646-138-37201886 Percentages: FG .516, FT .462. 3-Point Goals: 14-29, .483 (Litwiller 3-4, Evans 3-5, Tinsley 3-6, Williams 2-4, Bruninga 2-6, Gassman 1-2, Hein 0-1, Martin 0-1). Team Rebounds: 3. Team Turnovers: 9 (24 PTS). Blocked Shots: 2 (Tinsley, Williams). Turnovers: 9 (Hein 3, Evans 2, Tinsley 2, Litwiller, Williams). Steals: 7 (Fayne 2, Gassman 2, Tinsley 2, Williams). Technical Fouls: None. Quincy3522-57Illinois St.4343-86 A_3,733 (10,200).

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    Qualley, Stevenson prevail at Palatine

    Jackson Qualley scored a game-high 21 points on 8-of-11 shooting and grabbed 7 rebounds, as Stevenson’s boys basketball defeated Waubonsie Valley 47-37 in the Palatine Thanksgiving tournament Wednesday night.

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    LSU forward Wayde Sims (44) and Marquette guard Greg Elliott (5) fight for a loose ball during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game, Wednesday, Nov. 22, 2017, in Lahaina, Hawaii. (AP Photo/Marco Garcia)

    Marquette beats LSU 94-84 for third in Maui

    Andrew Rowsey scored 24 of his 30 points in the second half and Marquette pulled away from LSU for a 94-84 victory in the third-place game of the Maui Invitational

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    Boston Bruins defenseman Rob O'Gara (44) and New Jersey Devils right wing Drew Stafford (18) compete for the puck during the second period of an NHL hockey game, Wednesday, Nov. 22, 2017, in Newark, N.J. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)

    Bruins top Devils behind Khudobin, McAvoy

    Bruins top Devils behind Khudobin, McAvoy

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    Tampa Bay Lightning defenseman Mikhail Sergachev (98) moves Chicago Blackhawks left wing Ryan Hartman (38) from in front of goalie Andrei Vasilevskiy (88) during the first period of an NHL hockey game Wednesday, Nov. 22, 2017, in Tampa, Fla. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)

    Point scores in overtime, Lightning beat Blackhawks 3-2

    Brayden Point scored a power-play goal 3:25 into overtime, and the Tampa Bay Lightning rallied to beat the Chicago Blackhawks 3-2

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    Winning bling: St. Viator pitches a loss at Prospect

    St. Viator’s boys basketball team earned a 71-60 victory over Prospect in tournament play Wednesday, and the Lions had another reason to celebrate: A ring ceremony to salute last year’s Class 3A baseball championship squad.

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    Blackhawks’ right wing Patrick Kane celebrates after his second goal against the Tampa Bay Lightning during the first period on Wednesday in Tampa, Fla. It was Kane’s first multi-goal game since March 4.

    Hawks fall to Lightning in OT despite strong efforts from Kane, Crawford

    Brayden Point scored a power-play goal 3:25 into overtime, and the Tampa Bay Lightning rallied again to beat the Chicago Blackhawks 3-2 on Wednesday night. Point took a pass from Steven Stamkos while positioned near the post and put the winner past Corey Crawford.

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    New York Knicks forward Tim Hardaway Jr. (3) drives past Toronto Raptors forward Norman Powell (24) during the fourth quarter of an NBA basketball game, Wednesday, Nov. 22, 2017, in New York. The Knicks won 108-100. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson)

    Knicks outscore Raptors 41-10 in 3rd, win 108-100

    Tim Hardaway Jr. scored a career-high 38 points, including 12 during a 28-0 run in the third quarter that sent the New York Knicks to a 108-100 victory over the Toronto Raptors

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    Miami Heat's Dion Waiters fights for the ball with Boston Celtics' Jaylen Brown during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Wednesday, Nov. 22, 2017, in Miami. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)

    Heat top Celtics 104-98, snap Boston's 16-game win streak

    Goran Dragic scored 27 points, Dion Waiters had 26 with a pair of big 3-pointers in the final minutes and the Miami Heat held on to beat Boston 104-98, snapping the Celtics' 16-game winning streak

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    Bradley beats Div. II Missouri Science & Technology 79-45

    Nate Kennell scored 18 points with five assists and Bradley beat Division II Missouri Science & Technology 79-45

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    College Basketball Scores

    Wednesday, Nov. 22EAST Albany (NY) 91, Dartmouth 73 Boston College 83, Colgate 79 Boston U. 78, Maine 69 Bucknell 87, Ball St. 83 Delaware 65, Longwood 57 Fairleigh Dickinson 87, Holy Cross 76 Mass.-Lowell 74, LIU Brooklyn 66 Miami 57, La Salle 46 NJIT 116, Kean 63 Navy 110, Washington College (MD) 45 Penn 68, UMKC 65 Princeton 60, Lafayette 46 Providence 66, Belmont 65 S. Dakota St. 94, Buffalo 80 Sacred Heart 84, Mitchell College 60 Stony Brook 77, Brown 64 Syracuse 72, Toledo 64 Towson 70, Georgia Southern 67 Vermont 90, Maine-Fort Kent 54 SOUTH Austin Peay 90, Bethel (TN) 58 Cal Poly 73, Coll. of Charleston 68 Coastal Carolina 70, St. Andrews 34 E. Washington 83, E. Kentucky 62 Elon 77, Radford 74 Florida St. 98, Kennesaw St. 79 Fresno St. 79, George Mason 73 Georgia Tech 78, Rio Grande 68 Iowa 95, UAB 85 James Madison 105, Appalachian St. 99, 2OT Kentucky 86, Fort Wayne 67 Louisiana-Lafayette 82, Richmond 76 Marquette 94, LSU 84 Marshall 92, NC Central 84 McNeese St. 85, Champion Christian College 48 Mississippi St. 80, Stephen F. Austin 75 Missouri St. 71, FAU 60 NC State 90, Arizona 84 South Florida 75, Howard 52 Southern U. 69, UT Martin 66 Stetson 81, South Alabama 77, OT Tennessee 78, Purdue 75, OT Troy 73, ETSU 65 Tulane 80, Miami (Ohio) 59 UNC-Asheville 62, Monmouth (NJ) 51 Villanova 66, W. Kentucky 58 Yale 87, Alcorn St. 73 MIDWEST Bradley 79, Missouri S&T 47 Cincinnati 78, Wyoming 53 Detroit 72, Saint Louis 70 Illinois 96, Augustana College 62 Illinois St. 86, Quincy 57 Indiana 87, Arkansas St. 70 Indiana St. 75, Missouri-St. Louis 58 Louisiana Tech 63, Evansville 61 Michigan 68, VCU 60 Montana St. 88, SE Missouri 82 N. Dakota St. 80, Florida A&M 66 N. Illinois 70, Manhattan 68 W. Illinois 69, SIU-Edwardsville 67 SOUTHWEST Cent. Michigan 71, Sam Houston St. 60 Lamar 105, Southern University at New Orleans 67 Loyola Marymount 91, Incarnate Word 87 North Texas 86, Rogers State 74 Prairie View 71, Georgia St. 56 Texas Tech 79, Wofford 56 FAR WEST Binghamton 70, CS Northridge 65 Chaminade University 96, California 72 ___

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    Columbus Blue Jackets' Josh Anderson celebrates his goal against the Calgary Flames during the overtime period of an NHL hockey game Wednesday, Nov. 22, 2017, in Columbus, Ohio. The Blue Jackets beat the Flames 1-0 in overtime. (AP Photo/Jay LaPrete)

    Anderson's goal in OT gives Blue Jackets 1-0 win over Flames

    Josh Anderson scored two minutes into overtime to give the Columbus Blue Jackets their fifth straight win, 1-0 over the Calgary Flames

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    New York Rangers' Paul Carey (28) celebrates his goal during the first period of an NHL hockey game against the Carolina Hurricanes, Wednesday, Nov. 22, 2017, in Raleigh, N.C. (AP Photo/Karl B DeBlaker)

    Kreider, Fast lead Rangers to 6-1 win over Hurricanes

    Chris Kreider and Jesper Fast scored two goals apiece, including Kreider's first just 52 seconds into the game, and the New York Rangers rolled to a 6-1 victory over the Carolina Hurricanes

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    Minnesota Wild forward Nino Niederreiter, right, celebrates his goal during the second period of an NHL hockey game against the Buffalo Sabres, Wednesday Nov. 22, 2017, in Buffalo, N.Y. (AP Photo/Jeffrey T. Barnes)

    Niederreiter extends scoring streak in Wild win

    Nino Niederreiter had 2 goals to extend scoring streak to 5 games in the Minnesota Wild's 5-4 victory over Buffalo Sabres

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    Washington Wizards guard John Wall, left, drives into Charlotte Hornets guard Kemba Walker in the first half of an NBA basketball game in Charlotte, N.C., Wednesday, Nov. 22, 2017. (AP Photo/Nell Redmond)

    Howard, Hornets rally to beat Wizards 129-124 in overtime

    Dwight Howard had 26 points and 13 rebounds, including a key block at the end of regulation and a crucial offensive rebound in overtime, in the Charlotte Hornets' 129-124 victory over the Washington Wizards

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    WR Woods' injury absence will force Rams to work together

    The Los Angeles Rams are confident they can get along without injured receiver Robert Woods for the next few weeks

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    Top 25 Capsules

    Top 25 Capsules

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    Vancouver Canucks' Brock Boeser (6) celebrates his goal with Sven Baertschi (47) and Ben Hutton (27) behind Pittsburgh Penguins goalie Matt Murray (30) during the first period of an NHL hockey game in Pittsburgh, Wednesday, Nov. 22, 2017. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)

    Boeser scores twice, leads Canucks past Penguins

    Rookie Brock Boeser scored two more goals to lead the Vancouver Canucks past the Pittsburgh Penguins 5-2, on Wednesday. Boeser, after scoring twice against Philadelphia, added two more and now has 11 this season

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

    BC-BKC--W. Illinois-SIU-Edwardsville Box W. ILLINOIS 69, SIU-EDWARDSVILLE 67W. ILLINOIS (4-0) Gilbeck 4-6 2-6 10, Duff 1-8 2-2 4, Webster 4-11 3-4 13, Usiosefe 2-5 2-2 8, Ancrum 11-14 7-10 34, Morgan 0-1 0-0 0, Hughes 0-0 0-0 0, Bruster 0-1 0-0 0, Johnson 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 22-46 16-24 69. SIU-EDWARDSVILLE (1-3) Henry 6-15 3-4 18, Simmons 2-4 0-1 4, Kinchen 9-22 2-3 26, McFarland 3-10 1-2 8, Ellis 0-0 0-0 0, B.Jackson 1-3 0-0 2, Awet 1-4 1-2 3, Stewart 0-2 0-0 0, Benton 2-4 2-2 6. Totals 24-64 9-14 67. Halftime_SIU-Edwardsville 35-30. 3-Point Goals_W. Illinois 9-19 (Ancrum 5-6, Webster 2-5, Usiosefe 2-5, Bruster 0-1, Duff 0-2), SIU-Edwardsville 10-28 (Kinchen 6-14, Henry 3-4, McFarland 1-6, Awet 0-1, Benton 0-1, Stewart 0-2). Fouled Out_Simmons, Duff. Rebounds_W. Illinois 30 (Gilbeck 12), SIU-Edwardsville 26 (Henry 8). Assists_W. Illinois 10 (Webster 4), SIU-Edwardsville 13 (Henry 4). Total Fouls_W. Illinois 16, SIU-Edwardsville 21. A_1,126 (4,000).

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

    BC-BKC--W. Illinois-SIU-Edwardsville Long Box W. ILLINOIS 69, SIU-EDWARDSVILLE 67FGFTRebW. ILLINOISMinM-AM-AO-TAPFPTSGilbeck354-62-63-122410Duff351-82-20-2154Usiosefe342-52-20-6028Webster354-113-40-44213Ancrum3411-147-101-43134Morgan140-10-00-2010Bruster100-10-00-0010Hughes30-00-00-0000Johnson-----00Totals20022-4616-244-30101669 Percentages: FG .478, FT .667. 3-Point Goals: 9-19, .474 (Ancrum 5-6, Usiosefe 2-5, Webster 2-5, Bruster 0-1, Duff 0-2). Team Rebounds: 6. Team Turnovers: 16 (10 PTS). Blocked Shots: 5 (Gilbeck 4, Webster). Turnovers: 16 (Gilbeck 4, Webster 4, Ancrum 3, Duff 2, Bruster, Morgan, Usiosefe). Steals: 4 (Usiosefe 2, Gilbeck, Hughes). Technical Fouls: None. FGFTRebSIU-EDWARDSVILLEMinM-AM-AO-TAPFPTSHenry366-153-42-84318Simmons252-40-10-5054Ellis130-00-00-1240Kinchen409-222-31-13126McFarland293-101-20-2128Benton232-42-20-5216B.Jackson131-30-01-1012Awet121-41-21-2143Stewart100-20-01-1000Totals20024-649-146-26132167 Percentages: FG .375, FT .643. 3-Point Goals: 10-28, .357 (Kinchen 6-14, Henry 3-4, McFarland 1-6, Awet 0-1, Benton 0-1, Stewart 0-2). Team Rebounds: 7. Team Turnovers: 8 (16 PTS). Blocked Shots: 1 (Awet). Turnovers: 8 (Henry 3, Ellis 2, Benton, McFarland, Stewart). Steals: 6 (McFarland 2, B.Jackson, Henry, Kinchen, Stewart). Technical Fouls: None. W. Illinois3039-69SIU-Edwardsville3532-67 A_1,126 (4,000).

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    Portland Trail Blazers' Jusuf Nurkic, center, goes up for a shot between Philadelphia 76ers' Dario Saric, left, and Amir Johnson during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Wednesday, Nov. 22, 2017, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

    Joel Embiid helps fast-starting 76ers rout Blazers 101-81

    Joel Embiid had 28 points, 12 rebounds and two blocks and the fast-starting Philadelphia 76ers handled another Western Conference opponent with relative ease, beating the Portland Trail Blazers, 101-81

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    St. Francis uses depth against Lake Park

    St. Francis defeated Lake Park in a boys basketball game at the Wheaton Academy Thanksgiving Tournament.

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    Brown scores 28, No. 16 Duke women beat Old Dominion 84-51

    Lexie Brown had 28 points on 10-of-15 shooting, including 4 of 6 from 3-point range, Rebecca Greenwell hit six 3s and finished with 22 points and the No. 16 Duke women beat Old Dominion 84-51

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    BC-BKC--Augustana College-Illinois Box

    BC-BKC--Augustana College-Illinois Box ILLINOIS 96, AUGUSTANA COLLEGE 62AUGUSTANA COLLEGE (0-1) Wofford 1-4 0-0 2, Martin 3-3 0-1 6, Sortillo 7-13 2-2 18, Ebel 4-8 0-0 8, Orange 2-10 6-7 10, Youngblut 1-1 4-6 6, Ferguson 0-1 2-4 2, Dollmeyer 0-0 0-2 0, Kellen 0-0 0-0 0, Simon 0-0 0-0 0, Elledge 1-1 0-0 3, Benning 2-5 1-2 7. Totals 21-46 15-24 62. ILLINOIS (5-0) Finke 7-11 3-4 20, Black 5-7 4-5 15, Alstork 3-5 0-1 8, Lucas 1-8 2-2 4, Smith 5-10 3-4 13, Nichols 0-3 2-2 2, Vesel 0-1 0-0 0, Liss 1-1 0-0 2, Eboigbodin 0-1 2-4 2, Frazier 4-11 2-3 10, Oladimeji 0-0 0-0 0, Jordan 4-4 0-0 12, Williams 2-4 2-3 6, Cayce 0-2 2-3 2. Totals 32-68 22-31 96. Halftime_Illinois 51-30. 3-Point Goals_Augustana College 5-16 (Benning 2-3, Sortillo 2-6, Elledge 1-1, Ebel 0-2, Orange 0-4), Illinois 10-24 (Jordan 4-4, Finke 3-6, Alstork 2-3, Black 1-1, Cayce 0-1, Lucas 0-2, Smith 0-3, Frazier 0-4). Fouled Out_Martin, Ebel. Rebounds_Augustana College 30 (Wofford, Martin, Benning 5), Illinois 33 (Finke 10). Assists_Augustana College 7 (Orange 3), Illinois 19 (Lucas 6). Total Fouls_Augustana College 27, Illinois 22. A_10,404 (15,500).

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    BC-BKC--Augustana College-Illinois Long Box

    BC-BKC--Augustana College-Illinois Long Box ILLINOIS 96, AUGUSTANA COLLEGE 62FGFTRebAUGUSTANA COLLEGEMinM-AM-AO-TAPFPTSWofford121-40-01-5012Martin153-30-13-5056Ebel264-80-00-2258Orange362-106-71-43210Sortillo357-132-20-31318Benning242-51-21-5047Ferguson200-12-40-2042Simon180-00-00-2100Youngblut81-14-60-1036Kellen30-00-00-1000Elledge21-10-00-0003Dollmeyer10-00-20-0000Totals20021-4615-246-3072762 Percentages: FG .457, FT .625. 3-Point Goals: 5-16, .313 (Benning 2-3, Sortillo 2-6, Elledge 1-1, Ebel 0-2, Orange 0-4). Team Rebounds: 2. Team Turnovers: 29 (10 PTS). Blocked Shots: 6 (Ferguson 3, Orange 2, Martin). Turnovers: 29 (Benning 6, Sortillo 6, Ebel 5, Orange 4, Simon 4, Wofford 2, Martin, Youngblut). Steals: 7 (Ebel 3, Orange 2, Ferguson, Sortillo). Technical Fouls: None. FGFTRebILLINOISMinM-AM-AO-TAPFPTSBlack205-74-50-12415Finke257-113-44-101020Alstork223-50-11-2538Lucas201-82-20-3624Smith225-103-41-20313Frazier204-112-30-13110Williams172-42-31-2106Jordan164-40-01-21212Nichols110-32-23-4032Vesel90-10-00-3020Eboigbodin70-12-42-3012Cayce50-22-30-0002Liss31-10-00-0012Oladimeji30-00-00-0000Totals20032-6822-3113-33192296 Percentages: FG .471, FT .710. 3-Point Goals: 10-24, .417 (Jordan 4-4, Finke 3-6, Alstork 2-3, Black 1-1, Cayce 0-1, Lucas 0-2, Smith 0-3, Frazier 0-4).

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    College Basketball Scores

    Wednesday, Nov. 22EAST Albany (NY) 91, Dartmouth 73 Boston College 83, Colgate 79 Boston U. 78, Maine 69 Bucknell 87, Ball St. 83 Delaware 65, Longwood 57 Fairleigh Dickinson 87, Holy Cross 76 Mass.-Lowell 74, LIU Brooklyn 66 Miami 57, La Salle 46 NJIT 116, Kean 63 Navy 110, Washington College (MD) 45 Penn 68, UMKC 65 Princeton 60, Lafayette 46 Providence 66, Belmont 65 S. Dakota St. 94, Buffalo 80 Sacred Heart 84, Mitchell College 60 Stony Brook 77, Brown 64 Syracuse 72, Toledo 64 Towson 70, Georgia Southern 67 Vermont 90, Maine-Fort Kent 54 SOUTH Austin Peay 90, Bethel (TN) 58 Cal Poly 73, Coll. of Charleston 68 Coastal Carolina 70, St. Andrews 34 E. Washington 83, E. Kentucky 62 Elon 77, Radford 74 Florida St. 98, Kennesaw St. 79 Fresno St. 79, George Mason 73 Georgia Tech 78, Rio Grande 68 Iowa 95, UAB 85 James Madison 105, Appalachian St. 99, 2OT Louisiana-Lafayette 82, Richmond 76 Marshall 92, NC Central 84 McNeese St. 85, Champion Christian College 48 Missouri St. 71, FAU 60 NC State 90, Arizona 84 South Florida 75, Howard 52 Tennessee 78, Purdue 75, OT Troy 73, ETSU 65 Tulane 80, Miami (Ohio) 59 UNC-Asheville 62, Monmouth (NJ) 51 Villanova 66, W. Kentucky 58 Yale 87, Alcorn St. 73 MIDWEST Cincinnati 78, Wyoming 53 Illinois 96, Augustana College 62 Indiana 87, Arkansas St. 70 Indiana St. 75, Missouri-St. Louis 58 Michigan 68, VCU 60 Montana St. 88, SE Missouri 82 N. Dakota St. 80, Florida A&M 66 N. Illinois 70, Manhattan 68 SOUTHWEST Cent. Michigan 71, Sam Houston St. 60 North Texas 86, Rogers State 74 Prairie View 71, Georgia St. 56 Texas Tech 79, Wofford 56 FAR WEST Binghamton 70, CS Northridge 65 Chaminade University 96, California 72 ___

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    Edmonton Oilers center Connor McDavid (97) controls the puck as he skates by Detroit Red Wings defenseman Mike Green (25) during the first period of an NHL hockey game, Wednesday, Nov. 22, 2017, in Detroit. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)

    Oilers halt losing streak with 6-2 win over Red Wings

    Jujhar Khaira scored to break a 2-2 tie in the second period, and the Edmonton Oilers went on to beat the Detroit Red Wings 6-2 on Wednesday night

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    St. Edward rolls over Elgin Academy

    St. Edward’s boys basketball team defeated Elgin Academy 60-24 Wednesday at the Westminster Christian tournament.

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    Jose Luis Gomez, right, of Argentina's Lanus fights for a ball with Arthur of Brazil's Gremio, during a first leg Copa Libertadores final soccer match in Porto Alegre, Brazil, Wednesday, Nov. 22, 2017. (AP Photo/Wesley Santos)

    Gremio beats Lanus in first leg of Copa Libertadores final

    Cicero scored in the 83rd minute and Brazil's Gremio beat Argentina's Lanus 1-0 in the first leg of the Copa Libertadores final in Porto Alegre

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    Dundee-Crown, Burlington Central post wins

    Dundee-Crown and Burlington Central each won boys basketball games at the Strombom tournament in Sycamore Wednesday.

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    Neuqua Valley girls diving coach Gerry Petit poses with Wildcats divers Cloe Pace, left, and Sami Carlson, right, after winning the Palatine Invitational on Nov. 4.

    Neuqua Valley’s Petit knows what he’s thankful for

    Despite tough straits, Neuqua Valley dive coach Petit remains thankful

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    Lakes falls short vs. Deerfield

    At Lake Zurich on Wednesday, Kylie Jozwik scored 11 points for Lakes but the Eagles came up short 37-36 against Deerfield in tournament play.

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    Thome leads No. 25 Michigan women over Oakland 78-69

    Hallie Thome scored 29 points, Katelynn Flaherty added 26 and No. 25 Michigan pulled away in the fourth quarter for a 78-69 victory over Oakland

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    Libertyville’s Drew Peterson, right, gets fouled by Conant’s Ben Schols during the St. Viator Thankgiving Tournament play in Arlington Heights on Wednesday.

    In big matchup, Libertyville edges Conant in OT

    Libertyville’s boys basketball team earned a 59-56 victory over Conant on Wednesday in a game that featured two of the state’s top big men at St. Viator.

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    Schurz’s Antwon Brooks and Elgin’s Dan Toolsie scramble for a loose ball during varsity boys basketball in West Chicago Wednesday.

    Elgin falls to Schurz in opener

    Elgin’s boys basketball team opened the season with a tough 63-61 loss to Schurz Wednesday at the West Chicago tournament.

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    Geneva nails down Rachel Bach Tournament title

    Geneva’s girls basketball team won the Rachel Bach Tournament championship at Glenbard East Wednesday with a 59-49 victory over Glenbard West.

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    Schaumburg produces sweep at Streamwood

    Schaumburg got its wrestling season off to a flying start by sweeping a trio of opponents on the mats Wednesday afternoon at the Streamwood wrestling quad.

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    Crothers leads Benet past Westinghouse

    Benet defeated Westinghouse in a boys basketball tournament game at Fenwick.

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    Glenbard East defeats Glenbard North for first win

    Glenbard East defeated Glenbard North at the Rachel Bach girls basketball tournament.

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    Milwaukee Bucks' Giannis Antetokounmpo drives in traffic during the second half of an NBA basketball game against the Washington Wizards Monday, Nov. 20, 2017, in Milwaukee. (AP Photo/Morry Gash)

    Bucks' Giannis Antetokounmpo sits out against Suns

    Milwaukee star forward Giannis Antetokounmpo was held out of the Bucks' lineup against the Phoenix Suns because of right knee soreness

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    Ellis, Diehl help Warren revert to winning

    Branden Ellis’ season-high 22 points and Barak Diehl’s 13 led Warren’s boys basketball team to a 53-48 win over Deerfield on third-day action of the Mundelein Thanksgiving tournament on Wednesday night.

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    True to form, another Fremd-Meadows thriller

    Fremd’s girls basketball team rallied from a 10-point second half deficit to send the game to overtime, where they outscored the Mustangs 11-3 for a 55-47 triumph in the final round of the Lake Zurich Turkey Thriller. Both teams finished with 3-2 records to tie for second behind Rock Island in the six-team event.

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    College Basketball Scores

    Wednesday, Nov. 22EAST Albany (NY) 91, Dartmouth 73 Boston College 83, Colgate 79 Boston U. 78, Maine 69 Delaware 65, Longwood 57 Fairleigh Dickinson 87, Holy Cross 76 Mass.-Lowell 74, LIU Brooklyn 66 Miami 57, La Salle 46 NJIT 116, Kean 63 Navy 110, Washington College (MD) 45 Penn 68, UMKC 65 S. Dakota St. 94, Buffalo 80 Sacred Heart 84, Mitchell College 60 Stony Brook 77, Brown 64 Syracuse 72, Toledo 64 Vermont 90, Maine-Fort Kent 54 SOUTH Austin Peay 90, Bethel (TN) 58 Cal Poly 73, Coll. of Charleston 68 Coastal Carolina 70, St. Andrews 34 E. Washington 83, E. Kentucky 62 Elon 77, Radford 74 Florida St. 98, Kennesaw St. 79 Fresno St. 79, George Mason 73 Iowa 95, UAB 85 James Madison 105, Appalachian St. 99, 2OT Louisiana-Lafayette 82, Richmond 76 McNeese St. 85, Champion Christian College 48 Missouri St. 71, FAU 60 Tennessee 78, Purdue 75, OT Troy 73, ETSU 65 UNC-Asheville 62, Monmouth (NJ) 51 Villanova 66, W. Kentucky 58 Yale 87, Alcorn St. 73 MIDWEST Indiana 87, Arkansas St. 70 Indiana St. 75, Missouri-St. Louis 58 Michigan 68, VCU 60 Montana St. 88, SE Missouri 82 N. Illinois 70, Manhattan 68 SOUTHWEST Cent. Michigan 71, Sam Houston St. 60 Prairie View 71, Georgia St. 56 Texas Tech 79, Wofford 56 FAR WEST Binghamton 70, CS Northridge 65 Chaminade University 96, California 72 ___

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    No. 19 Texas A&M women beat Little Rock 66-49

    Danni Williams scored 18 points, Chennedy Carter added 17 and No. 19 Texas A&M beat Little Rock 66-49

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    FILE - In this Oct. 15, 2017, file photo, New Orleans Saints strong safety Kenny Vaccaro (32) intents a pass during the second half of an NFL football game against the Detroit Lions in New Orleans. Right when it looked like Saints defensive coordinator Dennis Allen had built one of the more stifling units in the league, injuries have begun taking a toll. Not only is starting end Alex Okafor done for the year, but the effectiveness of three other key starters who could try to play this week remains to be seen as New Orleans braces for the Los Angeles Rams’ fourth-ranked offense. The Saints could get Vaccaro and linebacker A.J. Klein back. Both players, who are veteran leaders for their position groups, said they expected to return to action after practicing on a limited basis on Wednesday, Nov. 22. (AP Photo/Bill Feig, File)

    Saints hobbled defense aims to stem slippage vs. Rams

    Right when it looked like Saints defensive coordinator Dennis Allen had built one of the more stifling units in the NFL, injuries have begun taking a toll

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    Tennessee dismisses injured WR Jauan Jennings from team

    Injured WR Jauan Jennings dismissed from team after ripping Vols' coaching staff in video posted on social media

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    Jets' Forte still sidelined, uncertain vs. Panthers

    New York Jets running back Matt Forte remains sidelined with an ailing knee and his status for Sunday's game against the Carolina Panthers is uncertain

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    College Basketball Scores

    Wednesday, Nov. 22EAST Boston College 83, Colgate 79 Boston U. 78, Maine 69 Delaware 65, Longwood 57 Fairleigh Dickinson 87, Holy Cross 76 Mass.-Lowell 74, LIU Brooklyn 66 Miami 57, La Salle 46 NJIT 116, Kean 63 Navy 110, Washington College (MD) 45 Penn 68, UMKC 65 S. Dakota St. 94, Buffalo 80 Sacred Heart 84, Mitchell College 60 SOUTH Austin Peay 90, Bethel (TN) 58 Cal Poly 73, Coll. of Charleston 68 Coastal Carolina 70, St. Andrews 34 E. Washington 83, E. Kentucky 62 Florida St. 98, Kennesaw St. 79 Iowa 95, UAB 85 James Madison 105, Appalachian St. 99, 2OT Louisiana-Lafayette 82, Richmond 76 McNeese St. 85, Champion Christian College 48 Missouri St. 71, FAU 60 Tennessee 78, Purdue 75, OT Villanova 66, W. Kentucky 58 Yale 87, Alcorn St. 73 MIDWEST Indiana St. 75, Missouri-St. Louis 58 Michigan 68, VCU 60 Montana St. 88, SE Missouri 82 N. Illinois 70, Manhattan 68 SOUTHWEST Prairie View 71, Georgia St. 56 FAR WEST Binghamton 70, CS Northridge 65 Chaminade University 96, California 72 ___

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    Virgen, Donatlan power West Aurora past Hinsdale Central

    West Aurora’s boys basketball team defeated Hinsdale Central 60-43 Wednesday at the Hoops for Healing tournament at Oswego.

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    FILE - In this Friday, Feb. 14, 2014 file photo, Elena Nikitina of Russia celebrates her bronze medal win during the women's skeleton competition at the 2014 Winter Olympics, in Krasnaya Polyana, Russia. The International Olympic Committee has banned four more Russians for doping at the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics, all competing in the sliding sport of skeleton and includes men’s gold medalist Alexander Tretyakov and women’s bronze medalist Elena Nikitina. (AP Photo/Michael Sohn, File)

    'Justice': US sliders relieved by IOC stand against Russians

    The long-awaited word has come down: American skeleton racer Katie Uhlaender is about to be an Olympic bronze medalist

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    Seattle Seahawks' Doug Baldwin catches a touchdown pass in the end zone against the Atlanta Falcons late in the second half of an NFL football game, Monday, Nov. 20, 2017, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)

    Pete Carroll mulls over decisions made in Seahawks loss

    Coach Pete Carroll is taking responsibility for decisions that contributed to Seattle's loss against Atlanta that left the Seahawks having to play catch up in the NFC playoff race

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    Los Angeles Clippers' Patrick Beverley (21) passes the ball away from New York Knicks' Jarrett Jack (55) during the first half of an NBA basketball game Monday, Nov. 20, 2017, in New York. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)

    Clippers' Patrick Beverley expected to miss rest of season

    Los Angeles Clippers guard Patrick Beverley is expected to miss the rest of the season after arthroscopic surgery on his right knee

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    Juventus' Paulo Dybala, 2nd right, talks to Barcelona's Lionel Messi at the end of the Champions League group D soccer match between Juventus and Barcelona, at the Allianz Stadium in Turin, Italy, Wednesday, Nov. 22, 2017. (AP Photo/Antonio Calanni)

    Barcelona draws 0-0 at Juventus to seal top spot in group

    Barcelona sealed top spot in Group D with a drab 0-0 draw at Juventus, which will have to wait until the last round to see if it qualifies for the Champions League knockout stage

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    FILE - In this Oct. 22, 2017, file photo, Green Bay Packers head coach Mike McCarthy walks around the field as his players warm up before an NFL football game against the New Orleans Saints in Green Bay, Wis. At 5-5 and going into a tough prime-time game on Sunday at Pittsburgh, the Green Bay Packers find themselves in a hole similar to their 4-6 start to last season. (AP Photo/Mike Roemer, File)

    Packers in similar spot a year after "run-the-table" streak

    At 5-5 and going into a tough prime-time game on Sunday at Pittsburgh, the Green Bay Packers find themselves in a hole similar to their 4-6 start to last season

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    FILE - In this Sunday, Nov. 19, 2017, file photo, Arizona Cardinals quarterback Blaine Gabbert (7) throws a pass against the Houston Texans during the first half of an NFL football game in Houston. Gabbert won't call it a revenge game, but he must be pleased to get a chance to face the Jacksonville Jaguars on Sunday. They were the team that drafted him in the first round and sent him away as a major disappointment. (AP Photo/Eric Christian Smith, File)

    Arizona's Gabbert faces Jaguar franchise that gave up on him

    Arizona quarterback Blaine Gabbert is getting ready to face the Jacksonville franchise that gave up on him

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    FILE - In this Aug. 19, 2017, file photo, Denver Broncos quarterback Paxton Lynch (12) throws during the first half of a preseason NFL football game against the San Francisco 49ers in Santa Clara, Calif. Unless the Broncos can steer their way out of a season that is skidding out of control, Lynch looks like he will get the starting quarterback gig he has never been able to earn on his own. (AP Photo/D. Ross Cameron, File)

    Broncos turning to Paxton Lynch at quarterback

    Coach Vance Joseph has made it official: the Denver Broncos will start their third quarterback this weekend at Oakland

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    Jackson: An old fisherman gives thanks for his blessing

    Outdoors writer Mike Jackson has much to be grateful for this Thanksgiving.

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    In this Monday, Nov. 13, 2017 photo, Devante Kincade, center, quarterback for the Grambling's NCAA college football game college football team, laughs with friends while playing a video game in a dorm room at the university in Grambling, La. Kincade, who played two seasons at Mississippi , says playing football at a Historically Black College or University is an experience to savor. Playing at an HBCU is not just about entertaining halftime shows the schools are known for, it's about community. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)

    Former SEC quarterback savoring HBCU experience at Grambling

    Former SEC quarterback savoring HBCU experience at Grambling

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    Anthony Hudson quits as New Zealand soccer coach

    New Zealand soccer coach Anthony Hudson has resigned a week after his team's loss to Peru in an intercontinental World Cup qualifying playoff

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    Cleveland Browns wide receiver Josh Gordon catches a pass during NFL football practice, Wednesday, Nov. 22, 2017, in Berea, Ohio. (Joshua Gunter/Cleveland.com via AP)

    Flash back: Gordon practices with Browns after suspensions

    Browns wide receiver Josh Gordon practiced with his Cleveland teammates for first time in nearly 450 days

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    Manchester United's head coach Jose Mourinho walks by the side of the pitch, during the Champions League Group A soccer match between Switzerland's FC Basel 1893 and England's Manchester United at the St. Jakob-Park stadium in Basel, Switzerland, Wednesday, Nov. 22, 2017. (Ennio Leanza/Keystone via AP)

    History repeats for Mourinho, Man United with loss at Basel

    History repeated itself in the Champions League on Wednesday when Basel struck in the 89th minute to beat Mourinho's Man United 1-0

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    FILE - In this Nov. 18, 2017, file photo, Michigan's Chris Evans (12) runs past Wisconsin's T.J. Edwards, left, during the first half of an NCAA college football game in Madison, Wis. The unranked Wolverines need Evans to make all the right moves on the field at the Big House against No. 8 Ohio State. To pull off a big upset and spoil the Buckeyes' chances of playing for a national championship, Michigan might need Evans to have the kind of day Tshimanga Biakabutuka had in 1995 when he ran for 313 yards in one of the finest performances in the rivalry. (AP Photo/Morry Gash, File)

    Michigan's Chris Evans may have busiest weekends in football

    Michigan running back Chris Evans may have the busiest weekends in college football

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    Atletico's Antoine Griezmann scores the opening goal during a Champions League group C soccer match between Atletico Madrid and Roma at the Wanda Metropolitano stadium in Madrid, Wednesday, Nov. 22, 2017. (AP Photo/Francisco Seco)

    Atletico beats Roma 2-0 to stay alive in Champions League

    Atletico Madrid defeats Roma 2-0 to keep alive hopes of advancing in the Champions League

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    Chicago Bears quarterback Mitchell Trubisky scrambles for a first down late in last Sunday’s game against the Detroit Lions at Soldier Field.

    Bears’ Trubisky took great strides in loss to Lions

    The scoreboard didn’t reflect it, but the Bears’ 27-24 loss to the Lions last Sunday represented a giant step in the development of rookie quarterback Mitch Trubisky.

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    In this Nov. 13, 2017, photo, Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton (1) runs against the Miami Dolphins in the second half of an NFL football game in Charlotte, N.C. Newton said his arrest in 2008 when he was at the University of Florida helped change his life. (AP Photo/Mike McCarn)

    Cam Newton reflects on 2008 arrest, says it changed his life

    Cam Newton says when he was arrested in 2008 for stealing a laptop while at the University of Florida it changed his life

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    49ers to start C.J. Beathard against Seahawks

    The 49ers are planning to give rookie C.J. Beathard his fifth consecutive start against the Seahawks

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    Buffalo Bills quarterback Nathan Peterman warms up before an NFL football game against the Los Angeles Chargers, Sunday, Nov. 19, 2017, in Carson, Calif. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)

    Bills reverse course in having Taylor start against Chiefs

    Buffalo Bills coach Sean McDermott is reversing course, announcing Tyrod Taylor will start at Kansas City on Sunday a week after his decision to start rookie Nathan Peterman backfired

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    PSG's Neymar kicks the ball during a Champions League Group B soccer match between Paris St. Germain and Celtic at the Parc des Princes stadium in Paris, France, Wednesday, Nov. 22, 2017. (AP Photo/Christophe Ena)

    Neymar, Cavani, Mbappe score as PSG routs Celtic 7-1

    Neymar scored twice and set up another goal as Paris Saint-Germain produced its biggest win in the Champions League with a 7-1 thrashing of Celtic to extend its perfect record in Group B.

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    Geneva’s Nate Santos takes a jumper against Prairie Ridge Wednesday at the Crystal Lake Central Tournament.

    Geneva runs out of gas against Prairie Ridge’s pressure

    The Geneva boys basketball team’s 5-point fourth quarter lead slipped away Wednesday in a 63-56 loss to Prairie Ridge.

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    FILE- This Aug. 12, 2017, file photo shows Oakland Raiders coach Ken Norton Jr., prior to an NFL preseason football game in Glendale, Ariz. The Oakland Raiders fired defensive coordinator Norton on Tuesday, Nov. 21, 2017, in a staff shake-up during a disappointing season. Coach Jack Del Rio called the move a difficult decision and said that assistant head coach for defense John Pagano will take over as coordinator leading into this week's home game against the Denver Broncos. (AP Photo/Rick Scuteri, File)

    Raiders hope change in D coordinators provides needed spark

    Oakland Raiders coach Jack Del Rio decided to fire defensive coordinator Ken Norton Jr. this week and replace him with assistant John Pagano

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    No. 3 Oklahoma looks to maintain momentum vs. West Virginia

    No. 3 Oklahoma looks to maintain momentum vs. West Virginia

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    New England Patriots free safety Devin McCourty, center, and strong safety Jordan Richards, left, warm up with teammates during an NFL football practice, Wednesday, Nov. 22, 2017, in Foxborough, Mass. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)

    Patriots looking like themselves after slow start to season

    Same old Patriots: New England finds footing after early season struggles

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    FILE-This Nov. 27, 2016, file photo shows New York Jets cornerback Darrelle Revis reacting after a defensive play against the New England Patriots during an NFL football game in East Rutherford, N.J. The Kansas City Chiefs needed help in their leaky defensive backfield. Revis was ready to provide it. So the AFC West leaders signed the seven-time Pro Bowl cornerback on Wednesday, Nov. 22, 2017, a surprising mid-season move involving a big-name player. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez, File)

    Chiefs sign veteran CB Darrelle Revis to help pass defense

    The Chiefs have signed veteran cornerback Darrelle Revis in their latest attempt to shore up their porous defensive backfield, though it is unclear when he'll be ready to play

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    FILE - In this Nov. 9, 2017, file photo, Seattle Seahawks defensive end Dwight Freeney (93) watches play during an NFL football game against the Arizona Cardinals in Glendale, Ariz. The Detroit Lions have added Freeney off waivers from Seattle. Detroit acquired the 37-year-old Freeney Wednesday, Nov. 22, a day before hosting the Minnesota Vikings in a possibly pivotal game for the NFC North title. (AP Photo/Rick Scuteri, File)

    Lions add DE Dwight Freeney off waivers from Seahawks

    The Detroit Lions have added Dwight Freeney off waivers from Seattle

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    No. 25 Boise St. visits Fresno St. in title game preview

    No. 25 Boise State travels to Fresno State for a preview of next week's Mountain West title game

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    Steelers backup lineman Hubbard ready for full-time audition

    Pittsburgh Steelers offensive lineman Chris Hubbard says he's more than ready to fill in while starting right tackle Marcus Gilbert

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    No. 19 LSU aims to extend streak vs. Texas A&M

    No. 19 LSU and Texas A&M both have won two straight as they close their regular season against one another in Tiger Stadium

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    No. 12 Penn State seeks 10th win in Big Ten game at Maryland

    No. 12 Penn State seeks its 10th win of the season in a Big Ten clash at Maryland

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    FILE - In this Oct. 15, 2017, file photo, Baltimore Ravens running back Alex Collins, left, rushes past Chicago Bears free safety Eddie Jackson in the first half of an NFL football game in Baltimore. The focal point of the Ravens flourishing running game is Collins, which is no small surprise considering he came off the practice squad in September and fumbled in two of his first three games. (AP Photo/Gail Burton, File)

    Ravens RB Collins' rise to starting role 'a great story'

    Harbaugh: Ravens RB Alex Collins' ascent from practice squad 'one of the great stories in the NFL'

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    FILE - In this Sept. 17, 2017, file photo, Jacksonville Jaguars cornerback Jalen Ramsey (20) and free safety Tashaun Gipson (39) wait for a play during the second half an NFL football game against the Tennessee Titans in Jacksonville, Fla. Gipson and his fellow defensive backs have started a "DB fund" that grows every time one of them drops an interception. The secondary plans to use the money for a group trip after the season. (AP Photo/Phelan M. Ebenhack, File)

    Jaguars holding each other accountable with 'DB fund'

    The Jacksonville Jaguars have started a "DB fund" that grows each time a defensive back drops an interception, misses a tackle or blows an assignment.

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    No. 10 TCU gets Big 12 title game spot with win over Baylor

    No. 10 TCU gets a spot in the Big 12 title game with a win over Baylor

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    Patriots' Brady misses practice with Achilles tendon injury

    Patriots quarterback Tom Brady sits out practice with what the team says is an Achilles tendon injury

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    Let’s remember the spirit of Thanksgiving every day of the year.

    Editorial: Thanksgiving a time not just to remember but to be remembered

    A Daily Herald editorial reflects on Thanksgiving as a time not just for reflection on our many blessings but also for reinforcing the values and relationships that give life meaning.

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    Chris Lentino

    Cook County must still cut spending to fix budget woes
    Guest columnist Chris Lentino: Cook County government employs nearly 6,000 fewer workers today than it did in 2001. So how did the county’s payroll costs grow by $300 million? It’s simple: We’re paying much more money for far fewer workers.

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    J.B. Pritzker

    J.B. Pritzker: Experience solving problems and thinking big

    Guest columnist J.B. Pritzker: Creating jobs, expanding healthcare coverage, and improving schools – these ought to be priorities for our state, and they will be my priorities as your next governor.

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    Trump for governor?
    An Elk Grove Village letter to the editor: Could someone please tell J.B. Pritzker that he is running for governor of Illinois against other Democrats in the primary and not against Donald Trump?

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    No excuse for anyone
    A Libertyville letter to the editor: Unbelievably, both President Trump and Judge Roy Moore have been very critical regarding the revelations of Sen. Al Franken.

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    What’s behind support for tax plan?
    A Lake Zurich letter to the editor: How do we continue to let Peter Roskam’s commercials air when they contain blatant lies?

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    What about sex abuse by president?
    A Campton Hills letter to the editor: I would hope that everyone in the world would aspire to eliminate sexual harassment in their respective countries.

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    Keep Thanksgiving spirit all weekend
    A Glendale Heights letter to the editor: Thanksgiving is a day of giving thanks for the blessing of the harvest and of the following year. The irony is that this day of feeling blessed is followed by Black Friday.

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