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    At Olympics, bobsledding should find its next driving star

    It seems like there's no shortage of medal candidates in bobsled going into the Pyeongchang Olympics

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    FILE - In this Jan. 14, 2018, file photo, Minnesota Vikings quarterback Case Keenum, left, celebrates after a 29-24 win over the New Orleans Saints during the second half of an NFL divisional football playoff game in Minneapolis. Keenum replaced an injured Sam Bradford, who had replaced an injured Teddy Bridgewater, all three of whom have expiring contracts after the Super Bowl. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson, File)

    The NFL's final 4 all overcame injuries to star players

    The four teams still standing are all survivors of the Year of the Injured Star that saw so many of the league's best players get hurt

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    Vikings-Eagles Capsule

    Vikings-Eagles Capsule

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    Jaguars-Patriots Capsule

    Jaguars-Patriots Capsule

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    France's Jo-Wilfried Tsonga, right, congratulates Australia's Nick Kyrgios after Kyrgios won their third round match at the Australian Open tennis championships in Melbourne, Australia, Friday, Jan. 19, 2018. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)

    Smith watches Kyrgios beat Tsonga, the Aussie kid's dream

    With Will Smith in the crowd and Jo-Wilfried Tsonga across the net, Nick Kyrgios was in his element as the main attraction for a night at the Australian Open

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    BC-OLY--2018 Pyeongchang Games Style Guide,ADVISORY

    Editors: To help with spellings and usage in coverage of the Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea, The Associated Press has compiled an editorial style guide of essential terms, spellings and definitions. Some terms are from the Olympics entries in the AP Stylebook. Others are common usage in AP sports stories. The terms include input from Olympic beat writers Graham Dunbar and Eddie Pells, reporter Kim Tong-Hyung and bureau chief Foster Klug in Seoul, Moscow sports writer James Ellingworth, East region TV producer Yvonne Lee in Philadelphia, sports editor Chris Lehourites in London and Oskar Garcia, assistant sports editor for the U.S. east region and AP Stylebook committee member. If you have any questions about this guide, please reach out to Garcia at ogarcia@ap.org. Facts and figures Pyeongchang is a town in the mountains about 80 miles (about 130 km) east of Seoul, South Korea. This is the country's first Winter Olympics. Seoul hosted the 1988 Summer Olympics. Dates: Feb. 9-25, 2018. Sports: There are 15 sports under the official program. They are listed here with their identification codes in parentheses: biathlon (BIA), bobsled (BOB), curling (CUR), hockey (HKO for men, HKW for women), luge (LUG), figure skating (FIG), speedskating (SPD), short track speedskating (SPD), Alpine skiing (SKI), cross-country skiing (XXC), Nordic combined (SKI), freestyle skiing (FRE), ski jumping (JUM), skeleton (SKE) and snowboarding (SBD). Sports venues: The 12 competition venues are divided into two areas: the mountain cluster, where the ski, snowboard and sliding events will take place, and the coastal cluster, which will host hockey, figure skating, speedskating and curling. Medal events: 102 medal events. New events: big air snowboarding, team parallel slalom skiing, mixed doubles curling, mass start speedskating. Athletes: around 2,900, plus 2,000 coaches and team officials. Countries: Around 90 countries will send athletes to the Olympics, including some from Russia, who will be identified as "Olympic Athletes from Russia" when competing. The country's Olympic committee is banned because of doping violations and the Russian flag will not fly any sooner than the closing ceremony. Cost: The budget for building venues and infrastructure is made up of a mix of public and private money. The spending is 11.2 trillion South Korean won. In dollar terms, this amounts to about $10.3 billion, depending on the latest exchange rate. Separately, the local organizing committee has a privately-funded operating budget of 2.8 trillion won ($2.6 billion). This budget is met through sponsorships, ticket sales, merchandising and subsidies from the International Olympic Committee. Medals: Organizers have produced 777 medals, each weighing between 586 grams (20.6 ounces) for gold to 493 grams (17.3 ounces) for bronze. The medals will hang from ribbons made of a traditional Korean fabric called Gapsa. Mascots: The Olympic mascot is Soohorang, a white tiger with black stripes. It represents South Korea's guardian animal and its name is a combination of "Sooho," which means protection, and "-rang," from the middle letter of the Korean word for tiger, pronounced "Ho-rang-i." The Paralympic mascot is Bandabi, a black bear symbolic of the Gangwon Province, where the games will be held. Medals tables: In the United States, national standings are compiled by the total number of medals per team: gold, silver and bronze. In the rest of the world, national standings are based on the number of gold medals per team. datelines

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    Colorado Avalanche center Nathan MacKinnon (29) celebrates his goal as San Jose Sharks defenseman Marc-Edouard Vlasic (44) skates away in the first period of an NHL hockey game in Denver on Thursday, Jan. 18, 2018. (AP Photo/Joe Mahoney)

    Sizzling Avs win 8th straight by holding off Sharks 5-3

    Nathan MacKinnon scored twice during a 58-second span in the first period, Matt Nieto added a late insurance goal and the Colorado Avalanche ran their winning streak to eight straight by holding off the San Jose Sharks 5-3 on Thursday night

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    Michigan's Charles Matthews (1) grabs hold of the rim as he tries to block Nebraska's Isaac Copeland (14) during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in Lincoln, Neb., Thursday, Jan. 18, 2018. (AP Photo/Nati Harnik)

    Palmer scores 19, leads Huskers in 72-52 rout of Michigan

    James Palmer Jr. scores 19, Isaiah Roby had a career-high 14 and Nebraska beat No. 23 Michigan 72-52 for its first win over the Wolverines since joining the Big Ten

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    Nashville Predators defenseman Mattias Ekholm (14), of Sweden, celebrates with right wing Craig Smith (15) after Smith scored the winning goal against the Arizona Coyotes during the shootout in an NHL hockey game Thursday, Jan. 18, 2018, in Nashville, Tenn. The Predators won 3-2. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)

    Smith's shootout goal leads Predators over Coyotes 3-2

    Craig Smith scored the shootout-deciding goal to give the Nashville Predators a 3-2 win over the Arizona Coyotes on Thursday night

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    Philadelphia Flyers' Sean Couturier (14) celebrates with Scott Laughton (21), Michael Raffl (12), Ivan Provorov (9) and Jori Lehtera (15) after Couturier scored the winning goal during overtime in an NHL hockey game, Thursday, Jan. 18, 2018, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

    Couturier's goal lifts Flyers over Leafs on Lindros' night

    Flyers retire Lindros' No. 88, beat Maple Leafs 3-2 on Couturier's overtime goal

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    Columbus Blue Jackets goalies Joonas Korpisalo, left, of Finland, stops a shot against Dallas Stars forward Mattias Janmark, of Sweden, during the first period of an NHL hockey game in Columbus, Ohio, Thursday, Jan. 18, 2018. (AP Photo/Paul Vernon)

    Panarin scores in shootout as Blue Jackets beat Stars 2-1

    Artemi Panarin scores in shootout as Columbus Blue Jackets beat Dallas Stars 2-1

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    St. Louis Blues defenseman Robert Bortuzzo (41) congratulates goaltender Carter Hutton (40) following the Blues' 4-1 win over the Ottawa Senators during an NHL hockey game Thursday, Jan. 18. 2018, in Ottawa, Ontario. (Adrian Wyld/The Canadian Press via AP)

    Blues score 3 times in second period, top Senators 4-1

    Vladimir Tarasenko, Alex Pietrangelo and Brayden Schenn each scored in the second period to help the St. Louis Blues past the Ottawa Senators 4-1

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    Connecticut's Azura Stevens, right, is fouled by Tulsa's Crystal Polk during the second half an NCAA college basketball game Thursday, Jan. 18, 2018, in Storrs, Conn. (AP Photo/Jessica Hill)

    Reserve Azura Stevens leads No. 1 UConn past pesky Tulsa

    Top 25 Capsules

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    New York Rangers goaltender Henrik Lundqvist (30) makes a save on a shot by the Buffalo Sabres during the first period of an NHL hockey game Thursday, Jan. 18, 2018, in New York. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson)

    Buchnevich scores go-ahead goal, Rangers hold off Sabres 4-3

    Pavel Buchnevich scored the go-ahead goal late in the third period to lift the New York Rangers over the Buffalo Sabres 4-3

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    FILE - In this Nov. 18, 2017, file photo, South Korea's Shim Suk-hee, left, competes with Canadas' Kim Boutin during the women's 1,500 meter final race at the ISU World Cup Short Track Speed Skating competition in Seoul, South Korea. South Korea's skating authorities said on Friday, Jan. 19, 2018, they've suspended a national team coach for allegedly beating Olympic short track speed staking champion Shim. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon, File)

    South Korea coach banned for allegedly beating Olympic champ

    South Korea's skating authorities say they've suspended a national team coach for allegedly beating Olympic short track speed staking champion Shim Suk-hee

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    Croatia's Ivo Karlovic reacts after winning the fourth set against Italy's Andreas Seppi during their third round match at the Australian Open tennis championships in Melbourne, Australia, Friday, Jan. 19, 2018. (AP Photo/Andy Brownbill)

    The Latest: Karlovic hits 50 aces in back-to-back matches

    Ivo Karlovic may have lost his third-round match at the Australian Open against Andreas Seppi, but he's still accomplishing new feats _ at nearly 39 years old

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    Jacobs’ Johnny Ridge tries to keep Dundee-Crown’s Callan Schmeiser off him in their 145-pound bout in a wrestling meet Thursday in Algonquin.

    Jacobs celebrates Senior Night by beating Dundee-Crown

    Jacobs defeated Dundee-Crown 45-22 in Fox Valley Conference wrestling action Thursday night.

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    Chicago Bulls center Robin Lopez goes up for a dunk on Golden State Warriors’ Jordan Bell.

    Should Chicago Bulls reconsider futures of Nikola Mirotic, Robin Lopez?

    The Bulls’ most effective scorers during Wednesday’s loss to Golden State were the two players perceived to be on the trading block -- Nikola Mirotic and Robin Lopez. Maybe it’s time to reconsider the future of both players.

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    Girls gymnastics scoreboard: Thursday, Jan. 18 results
    High school girls gymnastics results from meets of Thursday, Jan. 18.

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    Boys wrestling scoreboard: Thursday, Jan. 18 results
    High school boys wrestling results from meets of Thursday, Jan. 18.

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    Girls basketball scoreboard: Thursday, Jan. 18 results
    High school girls basketball results from games of Thursday, Jan. 18.

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    Boys swimming scoreboard: Thursday, Jan. 18 results
    High school boys swimming results from meets of Thursday, Jan. 18.

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    Boys basketball scoreboard: Thursday, Jan. 18 results
    High school boys basketball results from games of Thursday, Jan. 11.

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    Mia Lakstigala

    Lakstigala moves up to Naperville Central’s No. 2

    Mia Lakstigala became Naperville Central’s No. 2 all-time scorer behind Candace Parker and the Redhawks defeated Metea Valley in a DuPage Valley Conference girls basketball game.

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    Myia Clark

    Clark sets career mark at St. Viator

    St. Viator senior Myia Clark’s 3-pointer with 5.1 seconds left in overtime lifted the Lions to a dramatic 55-54 decision over Marian Central Catholic, giving the Lions (14-6, 1-3) their first win this season in the East Suburban Catholic contest. Clark became the Lions’ all-time leading scorer with 1,535 points.

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    Winters, Schaumburg Christian freeze out Christian Liberty

    With senior guard Matt Winters taking a playmaking role, Schaumburg Christian’s boys basketball team defeated Christian Liberty Academy 67-56 on their Life Center home floor in a Northeastern Athletic Conference contest Thursday.

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    Wheaton North keeps pace in DVC

    Wheaton North defeated Waubonsie Valley in a DuPage Valley Conference wrestling dual match.

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    Montini sweats out win at Fenwick

    Montini defeated Fenwick in a nonconference girls basketball game.

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    Barrington shows too much starpower for DeKalb

    The wrestling stars were out Thursday night, and when it was over, they were shining brightly on sixth-ranked Barrington. The host Broncos defeated No. 9 DeKalb 31-20 in the regular-season dual finale for both highly regarded teams.

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    Wheaton Warrenville South’s Peyton Berry, left, defeats Naperville North’s Kyle Plank 11-3 in a major decision in the 145-pound weight class.

    WW South knocks off Naperville North

    Wheaton Warrenville South defeated Naperville North in a DuPage Valley Conference wrestling dual match.

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    Cunningham leads No. 11 Mizzou women past Ole Miss 67-48

    Sophie Cunningham scored 20 points and grabbed 10 rebounds, and No. 11 Missouri hit 12 3-pointers to roll to a 67-48 win over Mississippi, giving the Tigers their best start in program history

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    Mahoney scores 36, SE Missouri St. beats SIU-Edwardsville

    Denzel Mahoney scored a career-high 36 points to lead Southeast Missouri State to an 86-74 victory over SIU-Edwardsville

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    Smith, Dama lead Eastern Illinois past UT Martin 80-60

    Mack Smith and Muusa Dama each picked up double-doubles to lead Eastern Illinois in an 80-60 defeat of Tennessee Martin

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    Girls gymnastics: Prospect finishes run to East title

    Prospect’s girls gymnastic team did not have the best start on Thursday night, but the Knights sure finished strong. Freshman Olivia Tader (36.40) and sophomore Jill Schmit (34.4) went 2-3 in the all-around in pushing Prospect to a 132.78-132.40 over Hersey in a Mid-Suburban East triangular meet. Host Wheeling took third with 126.85 points.

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    Lakes adjusts, tops Grayslake North

    Lakes’ girls basketball team made some changes this week in practice, and those changes helped lead to a Northern Lake County Conference win. The Eagles earned a 42-34 victory over Grayslake North on Thursday.

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    Tampa Bay Lightning left wing Chris Kunitz (14) tries to pick up a rebound after Vegas Golden Knights goaltender Marc-Andre Fleury (29) made a save on a shot during the second period of an NHL hockey game Thursday, Jan. 18, 2018, in Tampa, Fla. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)

    Fleury, Golden Knights beat Lightning 4-1

    Marc-Andre Fleury makes 28 saves as Vegas beats Tampa Bay 4-1 in matchup of conference leaders

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    Stanford's Andi Sullivan is the No. 1 pick in NWSL draft

    The Washington Spirit selected midfielder Andi Sullivan out of Stanford with the first pick in the National Women's Soccer League draft

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    New Jersey Devils defenseman Andy Greene, left, celebrates his goal against the Washington Capitals during the second period of an NHL hockey game Thursday, Jan. 18, 2018, in Newark, N.J. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)

    Hall's overtime goal gives Devils 4-3 win over Capitals

    Taylor Hall scored on a breakaway 34 seconds into overtime and the New Jersey Devils beat the Washington Capitals 4-3 on Thursday night

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    Philadelphia 76ers' Joel Embiid (21) beats Boston Celtics' Jaylen Brown (7) to the ball during the fourth quarter of an NBA basketball game in Boston, Thursday, Jan. 18, 2018. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)

    Embiid scores 26, Sixers beat Celtics 89-80

    Joel Embiid celebrates All-Star selection with 26 points, Philadelphia 76ers beat Boston Celtics 89-80

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    Wauconda’s Evan Husko rides Grant wrestler Alex Paz at 120 pounds during Thursday’s meet in Fox Lake.

    Grant returns the favor with decisive win over Wauconda

    Host Grant was fired up for senior night, and the Bulldogs were also looking for some payback against Wauconda in this Northern Lake County Conference wrestling dual meet. Starting at 106 pounds, the “battle of the Bulldogs” was dominated by the host variety as Grant built a commanding 28-3 lead halfway through the meet before rolling to a 50-15 NLCC victory over Wauconda in Fox Lake.

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    Lever, Braun carry Grand Canyon past Chicago State, 86-58

    Alessandro Lever and Joshua Braun combined to score 51 points and Grand Canyon kept Chicago State winless in Western Athletic Conference contests with an 86-58 victory on Thursday night

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    No. 10 South Carolina women bounce back, beat Vandy 95-82

    Alexis Jennings scored a season-high 27 points and 10th-ranked South Carolina beat Vanderbilt 95-82 despite the banged-up Gamecocks' injury list growing longer

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    Hillsman, Carter lead No. 16 A&M women past Tide 73-54

    Khaalia Hillsman and Chennedy Carter scored 20 points apiece and No. 16 Texas A&M defeated Alabama 73-54

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    Hoffman Estates in good spot for MSL title repeat

    Hoffman Estates’ girls bowling team, which has dropped only 5 points all season while winning 76, continued on a roll on Thursday night at Arlington Lanes. Led by a 606 series (233 game) from Emilie St. Clair, and games of 218 by Alexis Orwat and 215 from Allura Magsino, Hoffman defeated Rolling Meadows 9-0.

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    Chicago Bulls' David Nwaba (11) steals the ball from Golden State Warriors' Stephen Curry (30) as Lauri Markkanen also defends during the second half of an NBA basketball game Wednesday, Jan. 17, 2018, in Chicago. The Warriors won 119-112. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)

    LeBron, Curry are captains, to draft NBA All-Star Game teams

    LeBron James and Stephen Curry will be the captains who pick teams for the revamped NBA All-Star Game

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    Elgin wins for fourth time in last 6 games

    Kylie Graves scored 11 points and had 15 rebounds Thursday night to lead the Elgin girls basketball team to a 52-36 nonconference win over Cornerstone Christian, the Maroons’ fourth win in their last 6 games.

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    College Basketball Scores

    Thursday, Jan. 18EAST Albany (NY) 70, Mass.-Lowell 62 CCSU 66, Fairleigh Dickinson 65 Hartford 86, Maine 68 Hofstra 90, Delaware 63 LIU Brooklyn 83, Bryant 79 NJIT 91, North Florida 59 Niagara 81, Quinnipiac 73 Rider 88, St. Peter's 84 Robert Morris 74, Sacred Heart 60 Siena 68, Marist 65 St. Francis Brooklyn 81, Mount St. Mary's 73 Stony Brook 77, Binghamton 66 Towson 90, Drexel 68 Vermont 67, New Hampshire 56 Wagner 73, St. Francis (Pa.) 64 SOUTH Belmont 79, Murray St. 72 Campbell 62, Charleston Southern 47 Coll. of Charleston 80, UNC-Wilmington 76 ETSU 62, Furman 61 FAU 75, Charlotte 64 Florida Gulf Coast 88, Lipscomb 83 Gardner-Webb 61, Presbyterian 53 High Point 71, Liberty 60 Jacksonville St. 58, Morehead St. 57 James Madison 85, Elon 74, OT Kennesaw St. 95, Stetson 81 Louisiana Tech 66, North Texas 65 Marshall 73, Middle Tennessee 63 Maryland 77, Minnesota 66 Mercer 62, VMI 56 NC A&T 71, Norfolk St. 68 NC State 72, Wake Forest 63 Northeastern 90, William & Mary 70 Old Dominion 64, FIU 54 Radford 70, Longwood 63 SC-Upstate 91, Jacksonville 85 South Alabama 60, Coastal Carolina 57 Southern Miss. 86, Rice 75 Tennessee St. 70, Austin Peay 56 Tennessee Tech 70, E. Kentucky 67 UNC-Greensboro 72, The Citadel 58 Virginia 64, Georgia Tech 48 Winthrop 85, UNC-Asheville 58 Wofford 93, Samford 89 MIDWEST Cleveland St. 70, IUPUI 67 E. Illinois 80, UT Martin 60 Grand Canyon 86, Chicago St. 58 Ill.-Chicago 92, Youngstown St. 78 N. Kentucky 91, Milwaukee 64 Nebraska-Omaha 86, Denver 80, 2OT SE Missouri 86, SIU-Edwardsville 74 UMKC 62, CS Bakersfield 59 Utah Valley 84, Rio Grande 76 Wright St. 80, Green Bay 67 SOUTHWEST Louisiana-Lafayette 77, Texas-Arlington 65 Texas State 55, Louisiana-Monroe 52 FAR WEST Colorado 82, Washington St. 73 E. Washington 81, N. Arizona 76 Idaho 80, S. Utah 76 Saint Mary's (Cal) 74, Gonzaga 71 Weber St. 80, Sacramento St. 64 ___

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    BC-BKC--UT Martin-E. Illinois Box

    BC-BKC--UT Martin-E. Illinois Box E. ILLINOIS 80, UT MARTIN 60UT MARTIN (6-14) F.Lewis 0-3 0-0 0, Gill 1-3 2-2 4, Butler 4-12 1-1 11, Bogan 3-5 0-0 6, Thompson 1-3 0-0 3, Thompson-Clay 0-0 0-0 0, Fofana 0-2 0-0 0, Williams 3-9 4-5 10, Parker 3-7 1-2 7, Hewitt 6-14 4-5 16, Wright 1-2 0-0 3. Totals 22-60 12-15 60. E. ILLINOIS (7-11) Dama 5-9 2-3 12, Goodwin 5-14 4-5 18, Smith 7-15 2-2 22, Starks 5-12 3-3 14, Crossland 4-11 0-1 8, Jones 0-0 0-0 0, Diallo 0-0 0-0 0, Price 0-1 0-0 0, Koch 2-5 0-0 6. Totals 28-67 11-14 80. Halftime_E. Illinois 33-21. 3-Point Goals_UT Martin 4-17 (Butler 2-6, Wright 1-1, Thompson 1-2, F.Lewis 0-1, Williams 0-2, Bogan 0-2, Hewitt 0-3), E. Illinois 13-30 (Smith 6-13, Goodwin 4-8, Koch 2-4, Starks 1-2, Price 0-1, Crossland 0-2). Fouled Out_None. Rebounds_UT Martin 36 (Parker 13), E. Illinois 40 (Dama 13). Assists_UT Martin 13 (Williams 3), E. Illinois 19 (Crossland 6). Total Fouls_UT Martin 19, E. Illinois 15. A_1,245 (5,400).

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    BC-BKC--UT Martin-E. Illinois Long Box

    BC-BKC--UT Martin-E. Illinois Long Box E. ILLINOIS 80, UT MARTIN 60FGFTRebUT MARTINMinM-AM-AO-TAPFPTSGill91-32-20-1014F.Lewis110-30-00-3110Bogan183-50-00-0246Butler364-121-10-82211Thompson201-30-00-0223Hewitt326-144-50-31216Parker313-71-24-13227Williams293-94-52-43410Fofana100-20-01-4010Wright31-20-00-0003Thompson-Clay10-00-00-0000Totals20022-6012-157-36131960 Percentages: FG .367, FT .800. 3-Point Goals: 4-17, .235 (Butler 2-6, Wright 1-1, Thompson 1-2, F.Lewis 0-1, Bogan 0-2, Williams 0-2, Hewitt 0-3). Team Rebounds: 3. Team Turnovers: 13 (9 PTS). Blocked Shots: 1 (Bogan). Turnovers: 13 (Bogan 3, Thompson 3, F.Lewis 2, Parker 2, Butler, Gill, Williams). Steals: 4 (Bogan, F.Lewis, Hewitt, Thompson). Technical Fouls: None. FGFTRebE. ILLINOISMinM-AM-AO-TAPFPTSDama325-92-35-133112Goodwin405-144-50-33218Smith327-152-21-113422Crossland354-110-12-6618Starks265-123-32-32214Koch172-50-00-0006Diallo120-00-00-2130Price50-10-00-2020Jones10-00-00-0100Totals20028-6711-1410-40191580 Percentages: FG .418, FT .786. 3-Point Goals: 13-30, .433 (Smith 6-13, Goodwin 4-8, Koch 2-4, Starks 1-2, Price 0-1, Crossland 0-2). Team Rebounds: 3. Team Turnovers: 8 (10 PTS). Blocked Shots: 5 (Diallo 2, Dama, Goodwin, Smith). Turnovers: 8 (Smith 3, Dama 2, Crossland, Price, Starks). Steals: 8 (Koch 2, Smith 2, Dama, Diallo, Goodwin, Price). Technical Fouls: None. UT Martin2139-60E. Illinois3347-80 A_1,245 (5,400).

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    BC-BKC--Grand Canyon-Chicago St. Box

    BC-BKC--Grand Canyon-Chicago St. Box GRAND CANYON 86, CHICAGO ST. 58GRAND CANYON (13-6) Lever 11-14 4-6 28, Vernon 4-8 1-2 9, Braun 9-14 2-2 23, Benson 1-6 0-0 2, Frayer 0-3 0-2 0, Jackson 1-3 0-0 2, Smith 0-0 0-0 0, Blumbergs 2-2 1-2 6, Milstead 1-2 4-4 6, Carr 1-1 0-0 2, Aidoo 2-7 0-0 5, Sankare 0-0 0-0 0, Martin 1-4 1-2 3. Totals 33-64 13-20 86. CHICAGO ST. (2-19) Bowles 0-1 3-4 3, Burns 5-8 4-7 16, Harris 1-6 0-0 3, Sims 1-8 0-0 2, Byrd 0-1 0-0 0, Odiase 0-1 0-0 0, Simmons 4-9 6-7 14, Szpir 1-1 1-1 3, Shaw 3-7 0-0 6, Bell 2-9 2-2 7, Dubovitskiy 0-0 0-0 0, Pruitt 2-4 0-0 4. Totals 19-55 16-21 58. Halftime_Grand Canyon 38-21. 3-Point Goals_Grand Canyon 7-20 (Braun 3-5, Lever 2-3, Blumbergs 1-1, Aidoo 1-4, Benson 0-2, Frayer 0-2, Martin 0-3), Chicago St. 4-16 (Burns 2-2, Harris 1-2, Bell 1-6, Bowles 0-1, Byrd 0-1, Sims 0-4). Fouled Out_Simmons, Pruitt, Braun. Rebounds_Grand Canyon 41 (Lever 8), Chicago St. 31 (Simmons, Harris 7). Assists_Grand Canyon 20 (Benson 6), Chicago St. 12 (Shaw, Harris 3). Total Fouls_Grand Canyon 20, Chicago St. 22. A_463 (7,000).

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    BC-BKC--Grand Canyon-Chicago St. Long Box

    BC-BKC--Grand Canyon-Chicago St. Long Box GRAND CANYON 86, CHICAGO ST. 58FGFTRebGRAND CANYONMinM-AM-AO-TAPFPTSLever2711-144-62-82428Vernon314-81-21-7449Benson241-60-01-3602Braun239-142-23-61523Frayer250-30-23-6120Carr201-10-00-2412Aidoo132-70-01-1115Blumbergs112-21-22-4016Milstead111-24-41-2116Jackson71-30-00-1012Martin61-41-20-0003Sankare10-00-00-0000Smith10-00-00-1000Totals20033-6413-2014-41202086 Percentages: FG .516, FT .650. 3-Point Goals: 7-20, .350 (Braun 3-5, Lever 2-3, Blumbergs 1-1, Aidoo 1-4, Benson 0-2, Frayer 0-2, Martin 0-3). Team Rebounds: 3. Team Turnovers: 17 (20 PTS). Blocked Shots: 1 (Vernon). Turnovers: 17 (Vernon 3, Braun 2, Carr 2, Frayer 2, Lever 2, Milstead 2, Aidoo, Blumbergs, Martin, Sankare). Steals: 8 (Aidoo 2, Braun 2, Jackson 2, Milstead 2). Technical Fouls: None. FGFTRebCHICAGO ST.MinM-AM-AO-TAPFPTSBowles180-13-41-3113Burns375-84-70-31416Byrd80-10-00-0010Harris211-60-02-7323Sims251-80-00-2202Bell242-92-21-2207Shaw223-70-01-2316Simmons214-96-74-70514Szpir91-11-10-1003Pruitt72-40-02-4054Dubovitskiy50-00-00-0020Odiase30-10-00-0010Totals20019-5516-2111-31122258 Percentages: FG .345, FT .762. 3-Point Goals: 4-16, .250 (Burns 2-2, Harris 1-2, Bell 1-6, Bowles 0-1, Byrd 0-1, Sims 0-4). Team Rebounds: 1. Team Turnovers: 22 (17 PTS). Blocked Shots: 4 (Bowles 3, Simmons).

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    East Aurora’s gym will not host a boys basketball sectional or supersectional for the first time in years this season.

    An early look at the postseason

    With the basketball playoffs quickly approaching and schools starting to hold their senior night festivities, it’s time to take a look ahead.

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    Warren’s Branden Ellis goes in for a layup in a matchup against visiting Libertyville.

    Defense brings out the beast in Warren standout Ellis

    Warren senior guard Branden Ellis is making his mark through a relentless commitment to defense, along with an interesting assortment of pets.

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    Notre Dame's Arike Ogunbowale (24) goes up to shoot between Tennessee's Anastasia Hayes (1) and Evina Westbrook (2) during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game Thursday, Jan. 18, 2018, in South Bend, Ind. (AP Photo/Robert Franklin)

    Ogunbowale's 27 points lead No. 5 Irish over No. 6 Lady Vols

    Arike Ogunbowale scored 27 points, and No. 5 Notre Dame completed its largest-ever comeback to beat No. 6 Tennessee 84-70

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    Hersey’s Jack Blumenfeld, left, and R.J. Quinn celebrate just after the 200-yard medley relay of Michael Petro, Spencer Burkhalter, Gavin Hill and Blumenfeld broke the pool record with a 1:40.80 against Prospect on Thursday.

    Boys swimming and diving: Big fun as Hersey tops Prospect

    The Hersey boys swimming and diving team enjoyed both the process and the outcome in claiming a 100-86 victory over Prospect in a key Mid-Suburban East dual meet Thursday.

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    Page gives Penn St women 70-67 win over No. 25 Rutgers

    Teniya Page made 4 of 5 free throws with a second left and finished with 34 points to lead Penn State to a 70-67 win over No. 25 Rutgers

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    Louisville forward Myisha Hines-Allen (2) goes for a layup in front of Pittsburgh guard Kyla Nelson (13) during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game, Thursday, Jan. 18, 2018, in Pittsburgh. (AP Photo/Jared Wickerham)

    No. 2 Louisville women stay undefeated, top Pittsburgh 77-51

    Myisha Hines-Allen got 13 points and a career-high 18 rebounds as No. 2 Louisville stayed undefeated, beating Pittsburgh 77-51 for its NCAA-leading 20th win of the season. Hines-Allen shot 5 for 11 and also had four assists

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    Connecticut forward Napheesa Collier (24) steals a pass intended for Tulsa guard Rebecca Lescay (21) during an NCAA college basketball game Thursday, Jan. 18. 2018, in Storrs, Conn. (Brad Horrigan/Hartford Courant via AP)

    UConn women extend conference win streak, top Tulsa 78-60

    Azura Stevens came off the bench to score 22 points and lead top-ranked UConn to a closer-than-expected 78-60 win over Tulsa

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    Boston Bruins' Patrice Bergeron (37) celebrates with teammate Brad Marchand after scoring a goal during the first period of an NHL hockey game against the New York Islanders, Thursday, Jan. 18, 2018, in New York. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)

    Bergeron scores 3 as Bruins beat Islanders 5-2

    Patrice Bergeron scored three goals as streaking Boston Bruins beat New York Islanders 5-2

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    Gorecki, Brown lead No. 15 Duke women past Va. Tech 86-75

    Haley Gorecki scored a career-high 28 points, Lexie Brown added 23 to surpass 1,000 for her career and No. 15 Duke defeated Virginia Tech 86-75

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    The Chicago Red Stars drafted Schaumburg native and DePaul star Alexa Ben.

    Red Stars draft DePaul standout from Schaumburg

    DePaul’s Alexa Ben, a Schaumburg native, made program history on Thursday as she became the third Blue Demon from the women’s soccer program to be drafted to play in the National Women’s Soccer League as the Chicago Red Stars selected her 37th overall in the 2018 draft.

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    College Basketball Scores

    Thursday, Jan. 18EAST Albany (NY) 70, Mass.-Lowell 62 CCSU 66, Fairleigh Dickinson 65 Hartford 86, Maine 68 Hofstra 90, Delaware 63 LIU Brooklyn 83, Bryant 79 NJIT 91, North Florida 59 Niagara 81, Quinnipiac 73 Rider 88, St. Peter's 84 Robert Morris 74, Sacred Heart 60 Siena 68, Marist 65 St. Francis Brooklyn 81, Mount St. Mary's 73 Stony Brook 77, Binghamton 66 Towson 90, Drexel 68 Vermont 67, New Hampshire 56 Wagner 73, St. Francis (Pa.) 64 SOUTH Belmont 79, Murray St. 72 Campbell 62, Charleston Southern 47 Coll. of Charleston 80, UNC-Wilmington 76 ETSU 62, Furman 61 FAU 75, Charlotte 64 Florida Gulf Coast 88, Lipscomb 83 Gardner-Webb 61, Presbyterian 53 High Point 71, Liberty 60 Jacksonville St. 58, Morehead St. 57 James Madison 85, Elon 74, OT Kennesaw St. 95, Stetson 81 Louisiana Tech 66, North Texas 65 Mercer 62, VMI 56 NC A&T 71, Norfolk St. 68 Northeastern 90, William & Mary 70 Old Dominion 64, FIU 54 Radford 70, Longwood 63 SC-Upstate 91, Jacksonville 85 Southern Miss. 86, Rice 75 Tennessee St. 70, Austin Peay 56 UNC-Greensboro 72, The Citadel 58 Virginia 64, Georgia Tech 48 Wofford 93, Samford 89 MIDWEST Cleveland St. 70, IUPUI 67 Ill.-Chicago 92, Youngstown St. 78 N. Kentucky 91, Milwaukee 64 Wright St. 80, Green Bay 67 FAR WEST Colorado 82, Washington St. 73 ___

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    Cleveland Cavaliers' LeBron James, center, drives between Orlando Magic's Evan Fournier, left, and Orlando Magic's Jonathon Simmons during the first half of an NBA basketball game Thursday, Jan. 18, 2018, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)

    Cavaliers blow big lead, hang on to beat Magic 104-103

    Cavaliers blew big lead, then hold off Magic 104-103 to snap 4-game losing streak.

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    Wright, Thomas rally No. 12 FSU women past Wake 81-79 in OT

    Imani Wright made nine 3-pointers and scored 31 points, Shakayla Thomas added 28, including all six of Florida State's points in overtime, and the 12th-ranked Seminoles rallied from 15 points down in the fourth quarter to defeat Wake Forest 81-79

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    No. 23 Green Bay women blank Titans in 2nd period, win 85-27

    Frankie Wurtz scored 15 points, Jessica Lindstrom added 14 points and nine rebounds and No. 23 Green Bay rolled over to an 85-27 victory over Detroit Mercy on Thursday night after holding the Titans scoreless in the second period

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    Sanabria, Dunn lift St. Francis Brooklyn past Mt St. Mary's

    Glenn Sanabria, who had six 3-pointers, and Rasheem Dunn scored 20 points apiece and St. Francis Brooklyn defeated Mount St. Mary's 81-73

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    Matt Nagy, the newt Chicago Bears head coach, played quarterback for six seasons in the Arena Football League.

    Wheaton Academy coach shares Arena Football memories with new Bears coach Nagy

    Long before the Chicago Bears had eyes on new head coach Matt Nagy, the former Arena Football League quarterback shared a bond with Steve Thonn, now a Wheaton Academy basketball coach.

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    Batavia sophomore Jayden Johnson (24) was named the MVP of the Rockford Jefferson J-Hawk MLK Tournament earlier this week. Johnson and the Bulldogs travel to St. Charles North Friday night for Upstate Eight River action.

    Versatile Batavia keeps trending up

    Batavia winning the J-Hawk MLK Showcase in Rockford last weekend shouldn’t have come as a surprise considering the Bulldogs’ stock has been rising as fast as the Dow.

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

    BC-BKC--Ill.-Chicago-Youngstown St. Box ILL.-CHICAGO 92, YOUNGSTOWN ST. 78ILL.-CHICAGO (9-11) Blount 1-3 2-2 4, Dixson 0-4 1-2 1, Odiase 6-10 5-5 17, Ottey 12-15 1-1 29, T.Ferguson 4-12 3-4 14, Diggins 1-1 0-0 2, Wiley 0-0 0-0 0, C.Robinson 0-1 0-0 0, Matthews 4-11 0-0 11, Boahen 4-7 2-2 14. Totals 32-64 14-16 92. YOUNGSTOWN ST. (5-15) Bohannon 5-11 2-4 12, Haygood 6-10 1-1 13, Morse 4-14 0-0 10, Hartfield 9-19 4-4 25, Covington 3-5 3-4 11, T.Robinson 2-4 0-1 4, J.Ferguson 1-5 0-0 3, Benton 0-3 0-0 0. Totals 30-71 10-14 78. Halftime_Ill.-Chicago 46-43. 3-Point Goals_Ill.-Chicago 14-26 (Ottey 4-4, Boahen 4-5, Matthews 3-7, T.Ferguson 3-7, Blount 0-1, Dixson 0-2), Youngstown St. 8-22 (Hartfield 3-7, Covington 2-4, Morse 2-7, J.Ferguson 1-2, Bohannon 0-1, Benton 0-1). Fouled Out_None. Rebounds_Ill.-Chicago 33 (Blount 8), Youngstown St. 37 (Hartfield 10). Assists_Ill.-Chicago 21 (T.Ferguson 10), Youngstown St. 19 (Benton 5). Total Fouls_Ill.-Chicago 13, Youngstown St. 14. A_1,686 (6,300).

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

    BC-BKC--Ill.-Chicago-Youngstown St. Long Box ILL.-CHICAGO 92, YOUNGSTOWN ST. 78FGFTRebILL.-CHICAGOMinM-AM-AO-TAPFPTSBlount231-32-21-8244Dixson260-41-20-0111Odiase276-105-52-50217T.Ferguson344-123-42-510114Ottey3112-151-11-53229Matthews224-110-01-22011Boahen204-72-20-43214C.Robinson110-10-00-3000Wiley50-00-00-0010Diggins21-10-01-1002Totals20032-6414-168-33211392 Percentages: FG .500, FT .875. 3-Point Goals: 14-26, .538 (Ottey 4-4, Boahen 4-5, T.Ferguson 3-7, Matthews 3-7, Blount 0-1, Dixson 0-2). Team Rebounds: 1. Team Turnovers: 9 (24 PTS). Blocked Shots: 11 (Odiase 5, T.Ferguson 2, C.Robinson, Dixson, Matthews, Ottey). Turnovers: 9 (Dixson 3, Odiase 2, Blount, Boahen, C.Robinson, T.Ferguson). Steals: 7 (Odiase 3, Ottey 2, Dixson, T.Ferguson). Technical Fouls: None. FGFTRebYOUNGSTOWN ST.MinM-AM-AO-TAPFPTSBohannon395-112-43-72312Haygood306-101-12-71313Covington193-53-40-61211Hartfield389-194-45-104025Morse344-140-00-24110Benton150-30-01-2530J.Ferguson141-50-00-0213T.Robinson112-40-11-3014Totals20030-7110-1412-37191478 Percentages: FG .423, FT .714. 3-Point Goals: 8-22, .364 (Hartfield 3-7, Covington 2-4, Morse 2-7, J.Ferguson 1-2, Benton 0-1, Bohannon 0-1). Team Rebounds: 4. Team Turnovers: 13 (10 PTS). Blocked Shots: 6 (Haygood 3, T.Robinson 2, Hartfield). Turnovers: 13 (Hartfield 4, Haygood 3, Bohannon 2, Covington 2, Morse, T.Robinson). Steals: 3 (Benton, Morse, T.Robinson). Technical Fouls: None. Ill.-Chicago4646-92Youngstown St.4335-78 A_1,686 (6,300).

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    FILE - In this Dec. 2, 2017, file photo, Oklahoma quarterback Baker Mayfield throws a pass during the first half of the Big 12 Conference championship NCAA college football game against TCU in Arlington, Texas. Mayfield says one of his top priorities as he prepares for the NFL draft is to allay concerns about his character. “People will have their guesses and their opinions on my character, but anyone that’s actually sat down and talked to me knows that I don’t have any character issues, any off-the-field issues,” Mayfield said Thursday evening, Jan. 18, during a conference call after named the 2017 Manning Award winner. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez, File)

    Oklahoma's Mayfield takes Manning Award as nation's top QB

    Oklahoma's Baker Mayfield has been named the 2017 Manning Award winner after a season in which he passed for 4,627 yards and 43 touchdowns

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    College Basketball Scores

    Thursday, Jan. 18EAST CCSU 66, Fairleigh Dickinson 65 Hofstra 90, Delaware 63 LIU Brooklyn 83, Bryant 79 NJIT 91, North Florida 59 Niagara 81, Quinnipiac 73 Robert Morris 74, Sacred Heart 60 St. Francis Brooklyn 81, Mount St. Mary's 73 Vermont 67, New Hampshire 56 SOUTH Belmont 79, Murray St. 72 Campbell 62, Charleston Southern 47 Coll. of Charleston 80, UNC-Wilmington 76 FAU 75, Charlotte 64 Gardner-Webb 61, Presbyterian 53 Kennesaw St. 95, Stetson 81 Mercer 62, VMI 56 NC A&T 71, Norfolk St. 68 Northeastern 90, William & Mary 70 Old Dominion 64, FIU 54 SC-Upstate 91, Jacksonville 85 Tennessee St. 70, Austin Peay 56 UNC-Greensboro 72, The Citadel 58 MIDWEST Ill.-Chicago 92, Youngstown St. 78 ___

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    Coroner rules Hilinski death was suicide

    Whitman County coroner rules Washington State QB Tyler Hilinski died of self-inflicted gunshot wound to head

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    FILE - In this Aug. 3, 2015, file photo, Carolina Panthers assistant head coach Steve Wilks watches players warm up during NFL football team's training camp in Spartanburg, S.C. Wilks was the second coaching candidate the Tennessee Titans interviewed Thursday, Jan. 18, 2018, as they kicked off their search for a new head coach. The Titans earlier interviewed Mike Vrabel, Houston's defensive coordinator. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton, File)

    Titans kick off coaching search interviewing Vrabel, Wilks

    The Tennessee Titans have wrapped up their first day of interviews for a new coach by interviewing Carolina defensive coordinator Steve Wilks of the Carolina Panthers

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    Louisville forward Myisha Hines-Allen (2) goes for a layup in front of Pittsburgh guard Kyla Nelson (13) during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game, Thursday, Jan. 18, 2018, in Pittsburgh. (AP Photo/Jared Wickerham)

    UConn, Miss St, Louisville, Oregon top seeds in NCAA reveal

    UConn, Mississippi State, Louisville and Oregon would be the No. 1 seeds if the women's NCAA Tournament were to begin now

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    Russia's Maria Sharapova waves after defeating Latvia's Anastasija Sevastova in their second round match at the Australian Open tennis championships in Melbourne, Australia, Thursday, Jan. 18, 2018. (AP Photo/Vincent Thian)

    WTA signs lucrative 10-year deal to move finals to China

    The WTA has signed a 10-year deal to move its season-ending WTA Finals to Shenzhen, China, in 2019. The prize money will double from $7 million to $14 million.

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    Flyers retire Hall of Fame center Eric Lindros' No. 88

    Nearly 17 years after a bitter breakup, the Philadelphia Flyers retired Eric Lindros' jersey on Thursday night in a stirring tribute to the Hall of Fame center

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    Rangers sign 3 to minor deals with spring training invites

    The Rangers have signed three more players to minor league contracts that include invites to major league spring training

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    New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady, left, stands with head coach Bill Belichick, right, during an NFL football practice, Thursday, Jan. 18, 2018, in Foxborough, Mass. The Patriots host the Jacksonville Jaguars in the AFC championship on Sunday in Foxborough. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)

    All eyes on Brady as he misses practice with hand injury

    Brady misses practice with hand injury, postpones news conference as speculation swirls

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    Chicago Bears quarterback Mitchell Trubisky comes off the field Sunday against the Detroit Lions at Soldier Field in Chicago.

    Helfrich hire proves how important Trubisky’s development is to Bears

    Because the development of quarterback Mitch Trubisky is so important to the Bears’ future success, it will be a priority not only for new head coach Matt Nagy but for offensive coordinator Mark Helfrich, who helped coach Marcus Mariota to the Heisman Trophy at Oregon. Trubisky, however, is not a delicate orchid or a temperamental star who needs to be treated with kid gloves. And he doesn’t have to be nagged to put in the work required to reach his potential. But he still has a tremendous amount of information to process and technique to master, and he can’t do it alone.

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    Chicago Bulls’ Kris Dunn lays on the floor after hitting his face on the floor at the end of a dunk during the second half of an NBA basketball game against the Golden State Warriors Wednesday, Jan. 17, 2018, in Chicago. The Warriors won 119-112.

    Bulls’ Dunn in concussion protocol, out indefinitely

    After further evaluation Thursday, Chicago Bulls point guard Kris Dunn was placed in concussion protocal and is out indefinitely.

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    Nick Schmaltz has ramped up his game this season for the Chicago Blackhawks, but it was a fellow Cheesehead who lent a guiding hand last season in the AHL.

    How hockey veteran helped Blackhawks’ Schmaltz ramp up his game

    Nick Schmaltz has ramped up his game this season for the Chicago Blackhawks, but it was a fellow Cheesehead who lent a guiding hand last season in the AHL.

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    Jacksonville Jaguars running back Leonard Fournette (27) takes part in a drill during an NFL football practice in Jacksonville, Fla., Thursday, Jan. 18, 2018. (AP Photo/Gary McCullough)

    Jags' Fournette feels fine after ankle injury, fender-bender

    Jaguars rookie Leonard Fournette feels fine after re-injuring his right ankle and being involved in a fender-bender

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    East Tennessee State schedules 2022 game at North Carolina

    East Tennessee State announces it will play football game at North Carolina during 2022 season

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    FILE - In this March 3, 2015, file photo, Detroit Tigers pitcher Kyle Lobstein, left, delivers his first pitch of the second inning to Baltimore Orioles' Matt Tulasosopo as the clock, background, counts down during a spring training exhibition baseball game in Lakeland, Fla. Major League Baseball has proposed the use of 20-second pitch clocks and limits on mound visits, a move that dares management to unilaterally impose the changes designed to speed pace of games. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar, File)

    AP source: Baseball players reject pitch clock, mound limits

    A person familiar with the decision tells The Associated Press the players' association rejected Major League Baseball's proposal to institute 20-second pitch clocks and limits on mound visits

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    West Chicago’s Jordan Wilkins (23) guards Glenbard East’s Korvante Davis (20) during boys basketball action in Lombard.

    The best ‘When Sides Collide’ yet?

    It doesn’t get any better than ‘When Sides Collide’

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    Madrid ends winless run with late Asensio goal in Copa

    Real Madrid has taken a small step toward ending its crisis by defeating Leganes 1-0 with an 89th-minute goal by Marco Asensio in the first leg of the Copa del Rey quarterfinals

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    Steelers select Randy Fichtner as offensive coordinator

    Randy Fichtner is the Pittsburgh Steelers new offensive coordinator

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    Sendejo limited in practice after concussion vs Saints

    Minnesota Vikings safety Andrew Sendejo is working his way back from a concussion that forced him out of the previous game.

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    Atlanta Falcons General Manager Thomas Dimitroff, left and head coach Dan Quinn speak Thursday, Jan. 18, 2018, in Flowery Branch, Ga. Quinn reviewed the 2017 season and said offensive coordinator Steve Sarkasian will return for the 2018 season. (AP Photo/Charles Odom)

    Falcons' offensive coordinator Sarkisian to return in 2018

    Steve Sarkisian to return as Falcons' offensive coordinator despite team's decline in production in his debut 2017 season

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    Dombrowski: Red Sox prepared to go to camp without new bat

    After saying all winter that he would like to add a big bat to address the lack of power that left the Red Sox last in the AL in homers, president of baseball operations Dave Dombrowski says that he's prepared to move forward without one

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    FILE - In this June 17, 2017, file photo, FC Dallas' Tesho Akindele, left, and Vancouver Whitecaps' Tim Parker vie for the ball during the first half of an MLS soccer match in Vancouver, British Columbia. Major League Soccer has extended a partnership with Southern New Hampshire University that helps the league’s players and employees to pursue their college degrees. FC Dallas forward Tesho Akindele completed his bachelor’s degree and will soon begin work toward a master’s in finance. On Thursday, Jan. 18, 2018, the league announced that it is extending the partnership _ which started in 2015 _ through 2020. (Darryl Dyck/The Canadian Press via AP, File)

    MLS extends deal with Southern New Hampshire University

    Major League Soccer has extended a partnership with Southern New Hampshire University that allows the league's players and employees to pursue their college degrees

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    Louisville, South Florida announce football series renewal

    Louisville, South Florida announce three-game series renewal starting in 2022

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    Bears taking a different approach with new coaching staff

    New coaching staff rounding into shape for Chicago Bears.

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    Alabama hires Jeff Banks as Tide special teams coordinator

    Alabama has hired Jeff Banks as Crimson Tide special teams coordinator

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    FILE - From left are file photos showing quarterback Case Keenum playing for the Houston Texans in 2012, the Houston Texans in 2014, the St. Louis Rams in 2016 and the Minnesota Vikings in 2017. The Eagles traded Nick Foles to the St. Louis Rams for Sam Bradford and then sent Bradford to the Minnesota Vikings a year later to pave the way for Carson Wentz. Foles lost his starting job with the Rams, was replaced by Case Keenum, went to Kansas City and returned to Philadelphia to back up Wentz. Keenum ended up in Minnesota backing up Bradford.(AP Photo/File)

    Nick Foles and Case Keenum have strong career connections

    Nick Foles contemplated retirement after a miserable season with the Rams in which he ended up losing his starting job to Case Keenum.

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    In this Jan. 10 2018, photo, TCU forward Amy Okonkwo (00) celebrates after blocking a shot as Texas guard Lashann Higgs (10) watches during an NCAA college basketball game in Fort Worth, Texas. After the TCU women had pulled off what many would consider a huge upset over Top 10 team Texas, top scorer Okonkwo and the Horned Frogs went back to work and did it again. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)

    TCU women don't view their consecutive Top 25 wins as upsets

    Top scorer Amy Okonkwo and the TCU women followed up a win over a Top 10 team by beating another ranked team

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    Raiders bring back ex-coach Tom Cable as O-line coach

    Former Raiders head coach Tom Cable is back on the Oakland staff to coach the offensive line

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    Afflalo suspended 2 games for fighting with Bjelica

    Orlando's Aaron Afflalo has been suspended two games without pay by the NBA for fighting with Minnesota's Nemanja Bjelica

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    FILE - In this Dec. 15, 2017, file photo, Canada head coach Laura Schuler, top center, instructs her team during the third period of a women's hockey game against the United States in San Jose, Calif. Schuler is the first former player to coach the Canadian women, and she is on a one-year break from her job coaching Dartmouth trying to extend Canada’s hold on Olympic gold to five straight at the 2018 Winter Games. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez, File)

    Canada chasing 5th straight Olympic gold under former player

    Laura Schuler is the first former player to coach the Canadian women, trying to extend Canada's hold on Olympic gold to five straight at the 2018 Winter Games.

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    Members of the Cook County 2017-18 Leadership Team express interest in careers that make a difference and in volunteering as a way of life.

    Editorial: Terrific teens in our midst: The 2017-18 Leadership Team

    A Daily Herald editorial pays tribute to the 2017-18 Leadership Team, high school students who already have a firm grasp on their futures and the public service it will entail.

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    Slusher: Politics, profanity and the daily news

    Columnist Jim Slusher: Let’s be clear. Donald Trump is not the first U.S. president to give responsible public media fits trying to figure out how to provide accurate quotations or descriptions within the context of a publication intended for the entire family.

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    Charitable, perhaps, but a deeper look at Trump’s immigration comment

    Columnist Kathleen Parker: While recently perusing unread books gathering dust on my shelves, one tome caught my eye and, upon being loosed from the grip of neglect, fell open to a random page from which leapt the following sentence: “The ancestors of a critical and growing mass of present-day Americans existed in dung heaps of humanity amidst rotting vegetables.”

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    Fighting conflicts
    A Mount Prospect letter to the editor: In a Jan. 14 article, Cook County State’s Attorney Kim Foxx settled 5,208 property tax appeals in her first 11 months, refunding $79 million. The largest single settlement was $2 million to AT&T, who was represented by Chicago Alderman Edward Burke’s law office.

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    An unforgettable teacher
    A Mount Prospect letter to the editor: With reference to Doug Graham’s Jan. 12, tribute to Thomas Toman, “Longtime suburban youth sports official dies at 77,” it is to be noted that Mr. Toman’s earlier work as an inspirational gym teacher at Windsor School, District 25, in Arlington Heights left indelible positive impressions on seven children in my extended family and undoubtedly many more over the years.

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    The legacy of Martin Luther King
    On Jan. 15, we celebrated the birthday of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., who successfully fought for equal voting rights for all Americans, equal public accommodations and equal access to housing and equality in employment, regardless of the color of their skin. However, many Americans do not know that was just the start of a long series of laws making it so that all kinds of our citizens will not be discriminated against as they had been in the past in our great country. King’s protests, marches, demonstrations and sit-ins showed all of us that equality could be achieved in the areas of nondiscrimination for handicapped individuals, who had often been excluded from employment opportunities. Often, in the past women had been rejected for better-paying jobs and advancement simply on the basis of their gender and not qualification. This was stopped after MLK began his quest for racial equality in employment by others. Another barrier that is coming down is discrimination against gay people or bias on the basis of sexual preference. More and more states are now enacting laws prohibiting job and housing discrimination based on sexual preference.Although King did not live long enough to begin civil rights actions against discrimination based on gender, handicap, physical or mental, or sexual preference, his civil rights leadership showed the path toward greater and greater equality for all of us in America.Stewart E. BrekkeDowners Grove

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    It’s unacceptable
    A Lake in the Hills letter to the editor: The back-and-forth between Kim Jong Un and Trump is of two immature lunatic dictators playing chicken.

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