Daily Archive : Monday January 22, 2018

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    Denmark's Caroline Wozniacki serves to Spain's Carla Suarez Navarro during their quarterfinal at the Australian Open tennis championships in Melbourne, Australia, Tuesday, Jan. 23, 2018. (AP Photo/Andy Brownbill)

    The Latest: Wozniacki advances to Australian Open semifinal

    Caroline Wozniacki has advanced to the semifinals at Melbourne Park with a 6-0, 6-7 (3), 6-2 win over Carla Suarez Navarro in an early Wednesday morning finish at Rod Laver Arena

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    Tampa Bay Lightning goaltender Andrei Vasilevskiy (88) deflects a shot on goal past Chicago Blackhawks' Jonathan Toews (19) during the second period of an NHL hockey game Monday, Jan. 22, 2018, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)

    Blackhawks fall to Lightning 2-0

    Andrei Vasilevskiy makes 40 saves as Tampa Bay Lightning blank Chicago Blackhawks 2-0

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    New Orleans Pelicans forward Anthony Davis jumps on center DeMarcus Cousins after overtime of an NBA basketball game against the Chicago Bulls in New Orleans, Monday, Jan. 22, 2018. The Pelicans won in double overtime, 132-128. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)

    Cousins' historic triple-double lifts Pelicans over Bulls

    DeMarcus Cousins had 44 points, 24 rebounds and 10 assists, Anthony Davis scored 34 points, and the New Orleans Pelicans rallied for a 132-128 victory over the Chicago Bulls in double overtime

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    Michigan State guard Cassius Winston (5) looks for room to pass against the defense of Illinois guard Mark Alstork (24) during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game Monday, Jan. 22, 2018, in Champaign, Ill. (AP Photo/Stephen Haas)

    Bridges, No. 6 Michigan State hold off Illinois 87-74

    Miles Bridges scored 31 points, Jaren Jackson Jr. had 21 points and 11 rebounds and No. 6 Michigan State got a harder-than-expected 87-74 win over Illinois

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    Washington Wizards' John Wall (2) and Marcin Gortat (13), of Poland, defend as Dallas Mavericks' Dennis Smith Jr. (1) drives to the basket in the second half of an NBA basketball game, Monday, Jan. 22, 2018, in Dallas. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)

    Mavs slow recent slide with season sweep of Wizards, 98-75

    Harrison Barnes had 20 points and 10 rebounds, rookie Dennis Smith Jr. scored 17 and the Dallas Mavericks finished a season sweep of playoff-contending Washington, beating the Wizards 98-75

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    Philadelphia 76ers center Joel Embiid, left, controls the ball against Memphis Grizzlies center Marc Gasol in the first half of an NBA basketball game Monday, Jan. 22, 2018, in Memphis, Tenn. (AP Photo/Brandon Dill)

    Gasol, Evans fuel rally as Grizzlies overcome Sixers 105-101

    Marc Gasol scored 19 points, Tyreke Evans added 18 points and eight assists, and the pair led a fourth-quarter rally that lifted the Memphis Grizzlies over the Philadelphia 76ers 105-101

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    Minnesota Wild's Zach Parise, top, celebrates his goal against Ottawa Senators goaltender Mike Condon in the first period of an NHL hockey game Monday, Jan. 22, 2018, in St. Paul, Minn. (AP Photo/Jim Mone)

    Zucker scores in 4th straight game as Wild beat Senators 3-1

    Jason Zucker scored for the fourth straight game and Alex Stalock made 37 saves for the Minnesota Wild in a 3-1 win over the Ottawa Senators

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    Colorado Avalanche left wing Gabriel Bourque (57) celebrates his goal with center Tyson Jost (17) during first-period NHL hockey game action against the Toronto Maple Leafs in Toronto, Monday, Jan. 22, 2018. (Nathan Denette/The Canadian Press via AP)

    Avalanche beat Maple Leafs 4-2 for 10th straight win

    Blake Comeau scored the go-ahead goal with 7:43 left and the Colorado Avalanche beat the Toronto Maple Leafs 4-2 to extend their winning streak to 10 games

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    Charlotte Hornets' Jeremy Lamb, right, shoots over Sacramento Kings' George Hill, left, during the first half of an NBA basketball game in Charlotte, N.C., Monday, Jan. 22, 2018. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton)

    Walker brushes off trade rumors, Hornets top Kings 112-107

    Kemba Walker had 26 points, Jeremy Lamb added 18 points and the Charlotte Hornets bounced back from a tough loss to beat the Sacramento Kings 112-107

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    Britain's Kyle Edmund reacts after defeating Bulgaria's Grigor Dimitrov in their quarterfinal at the Australian Open tennis championships in Melbourne, Australia, Tuesday, Jan. 23, 2018. (AP Photo/Dita Alangkara)

    Edmund upsets No. 3 Dimitrov, new Brit in Aussie Open semis

    Kyle Edmund upset No. 3-ranked Grigor Dimitrov 6-4, 3-6, 6-3, 6-4 to reach the semifinals at a major for the first time.

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    This Jan. 15, 2018 photo shows Milwaukee Bucks head coach Jason Kidd looking on during the second half of an NBA basketball game against the Washington Wizards in Washington. The Bucks have relieved Kidd from his head coaching duties, Monday, Jan. 22, 2018. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)

    Slumping Milwaukee Bucks fire coach Jason Kidd

    The Milwaukee Bucks have fired coach Jason Kidd following a midseason slide that left the playoff hopefuls in eighth place in the Eastern Conference

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    Tampa Bay Lightning goaltender Andrei Vasilevskiy (88) keeps Chicago Blackhawks’ Anthony Duclair from making a shot during the third period of an NHL hockey game Monday, Jan. 22, 2018, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)

    Chicago Blackhawks can’t solve Lightning’s Vasilevskiy

    Chicago Blackhawks fall 2-0 to the Tampa Bay Lightning on Monday night, but could goalie Corey Crawford be getting closer to his return?

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    Chicago Bulls guard Zach LaVine (8) passes around New Orleans Pelicans center DeMarcus Cousins (0) in the first half of an NBA basketball game in New Orleans, Monday, Jan. 22, 2018. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)

    Bulls collapse in fourth quarter, lose in 2OT as Cousins has epic stat line

    DeMarcus Cousins produced an historic stat line of 44 points, 24 rebounds and 10 assists as New Orleans rallied in the fourth quarter and beat the Bulls in double overtime on Monday.

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    Girls gymnastics scoreboard: Monday, Jan. 22 results
    High school girls gymnastics results from games of Monday, Jan. 22.

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    Girls bowling scoreboard: Monday, Jan. 22 results
    High school girls bowling results from meets of Monday, Jan. 22.

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    Boys wrestling scoreboard: Monday, Jan. 22 results
    High school wrestling results from meets of Monday, Jan. 22.

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    Girls basketball scoreboard: Monday, Jan. 22 results
    High school girls basketball results from games of Monday, Jan. 22.

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    Boys basketball scoreboard: Monday, Jan. 22 results
    High school boys basketball results from games of Monday, Jan. 22.

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    BC-BKC--T25-Michigan St.-Illinois Long Box

    BC-BKC--T25-Michigan St.-Illinois Long Box No. 6 MICHIGAN ST. 87, ILLINOIS 74FGFTRebMICHIGAN ST.MinM-AM-AO-TAPFPTSJackson305-611-122-110121Ward133-41-32-2027Langford254-80-00-4039Winston202-40-00-1855Bridges3811-137-71-80031Nairn222-30-10-1514Goins172-20-01-3214McQuaid160-23-31-1023Tillman100-01-20-2021Schilling91-20-02-4012Totals20030-4423-289-37151887 Percentages: FG .682, FT .821. 3-Point Goals: 4-9, .444 (Bridges 2-4, Winston 1-1, Langford 1-2, McQuaid 0-2). Team Rebounds: 0. Team Turnovers: 25 (13 PTS). Blocked Shots: 9 (Jackson 6, Bridges 2, Goins). Turnovers: 25 (Winston 8, Nairn 4, Bridges 3, McQuaid 3, Jackson 2, Langford 2, Goins, Tillman, Ward). Steals: 5 (Bridges, Jackson, McQuaid, Tillman, Ward). Technical Fouls: None. FGFTRebILLINOISMinM-AM-AO-TAPFPTSBlack206-100-00-00512Finke274-100-02-3149Alstork231-60-01-1033Frazier285-133-40-03513Smith202-41-21-1236Nichols229-144-52-20127Lucas190-10-00-0120Williams191-52-30-1404Eboigbodin110-00-00-3120Jordan110-20-01-1010Cayce--0-00-00-0000Vesel--0-00-00-0000Totals20028-6510-147-12122674 Percentages: FG .431, FT .714. 3-Point Goals: 8-28, .286 (Nichols 5-8, Smith 1-2, Alstork 1-3, Finke 1-6, Jordan 0-1, Williams 0-2, Frazier 0-6). Team Rebounds: 3. Team Turnovers: 10 (23 PTS). Blocked Shots: 2 (Alstork 2). Turnovers: 10 (Alstork 4, Frazier 2, Eboigbodin, Jordan, Nichols, Smith). Steals: 8 (Smith 2, Williams 2, Alstork, Frazier, Lucas, Nichols). Technical Fouls: None. Michigan St.3948-87Illinois3242-74 A_13,552 (15,500).

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    BC-BKC--T25-Michigan St.-Illinois Box

    BC-BKC--T25-Michigan St.-Illinois Box No. 6 MICHIGAN ST. 87, ILLINOIS 74MICHIGAN ST. (18-3) Ward 3-4 1-3 7, Jackson 5-6 11-12 21, Langford 4-8 0-0 9, Winston 2-4 0-0 5, Bridges 11-13 7-7 31, Schilling 1-2 0-0 2, Tillman 0-0 1-2 1, Goins 2-2 0-0 4, Nairn 2-3 0-1 4, McQuaid 0-2 3-3 3. Totals 30-44 23-28 87. ILLINOIS (10-11) Black 6-10 0-0 12, Finke 4-10 0-0 9, Alstork 1-6 0-0 3, Frazier 5-13 3-4 13, Smith 2-4 1-2 6, Vesel 0-0 0-0 0, Eboigbodin 0-0 0-0 0, Nichols 9-14 4-5 27, Williams 1-5 2-3 4, Lucas 0-1 0-0 0, Jordan 0-2 0-0 0, Cayce 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 28-65 10-14 74. Halftime_Michigan St. 39-32. 3-Point Goals_Michigan St. 4-9 (Bridges 2-4, Winston 1-1, Langford 1-2, McQuaid 0-2), Illinois 8-28 (Nichols 5-8, Smith 1-2, Alstork 1-3, Finke 1-6, Jordan 0-1, Williams 0-2, Frazier 0-6). Fouled Out_Black, Frazier, Winston. Rebounds_Michigan St. 37 (Jackson 11), Illinois 12 (Finke, Eboigbodin 3). Assists_Michigan St. 15 (Winston 8), Illinois 12 (Williams 4). Total Fouls_Michigan St. 18, Illinois 26. A_13,552 (15,500).

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    Wheaton North’s Ahlberg, Sophie (5) drives around Neuqua Valley’s Megan Callahan (12) during varsity girls basketball on January 22, 2018.

    Topps, Wheaton North fill in ably for Baird

    Wheaton North defeated Neuqua Valley in a DuPage Valley Conference girls basketball game.

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    Nonconference setbacks for Wheeling, Hoffman Estates

    Wheeling’s girls basketball team slipped to 12-9 with 60-57 loss at Vernon Hills while Hoffman Estates stands at 9-14 after dropping a 36-29 decision to Jacobs

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    A textbook team win as Viator tops Resurrection

    St. Viator’s girls basketball team broke on top 9-0 and never looked back in a 54-40 nonconfernce win over Resurrection on Monday night at the Cahill Gymnasium. The Lions lifted their record to 15-6 while Resurrection slipped to 12-10.

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    FILE - In this Nov. 1, 2017, file photo, Los Angeles Dodgers starting pitcher Yu Darvish, of Japan, throws against the Houston Astros during the first inning of Game 7 of baseball's World Series in Los Angeles. A person with direct knowledge of the discussions says the Chicago Cubs are having active talks with free-agent Darvish. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong, File)

    AP source: Cubs having active talks with RHP Yu Darvish

    AP source: Chicago Cubs having active talks with free-agent RHP Yu Darvish

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    Houston Rockets guard James Harden (13) drives around Miami Heat forward Derrick Jones Jr. (5) during the first half of an NBA basketball game Monday, Jan. 22, 2018, in Houston. (AP Photo/Michael Wyke)

    Harden's 28 help Rockets rally for 99-90 win over Heat

    James Harden scored 28 points and the Houston Rockets overcame a big early deficit to hold off the Miami Heat and get a 99-90 win on Monday night

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    Wauconda’s Allie Tylka (21) drives on Highland Park’s Halle Abrams and Lily Biagi on Monday night in Wauconda.

    Pieper, Neary help Vernon Hills outscore Wheeling

    Playing without standout Kayla Caudle, sidelined by an ankle injury, Vernon Hills’ girls basketball team came from behind to leg out a 60-57 victory over visiting Wheeling on Monday.

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    Cabusao, Schwartz lead Jacobs to win

    The Jacobs girls basketball team posted their second straight win Monday by downing Hoffman Estates 36-29 in nonconference action.

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    Aurora Central Catholic’s Casey Feltes, right, and Rosary’s Jenna Hernandez battle for the ball during varsity girls basketball action at Aurora Central Catholic Monday night.

    Rosary rallies late to beat Aurora Central Catholic

    Rosary’s girls basketball team scored the final 12 points Monday to beat rival Aurora Central Catholic 53-45.

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    BC-BKC--T25-Michigan St.-Illinois Long Box

    BC-BKC--T25-Michigan St.-Illinois Long Box No. 6 MICHIGAN ST. 87, ILLINOIS 74FGFTRebMICHIGAN ST.MinM-AM-AO-TAPFPTSJackson305-611-122-110121Ward133-41-32-2027Langford254-80-00-4039Winston192-40-00-1855Bridges3811-137-71-80031Nairn232-30-10-1514Goins172-20-01-3214McQuaid160-23-31-1023Tillman100-01-20-2021Schilling91-20-02-4012Hoiberg--0-00-00-0000Ahrens--0-00-00-0000Totals20030-4423-289-37151887 Percentages: FG .682, FT .821. 3-Point Goals: 4-9, .444 (Bridges 2-4, Winston 1-1, Langford 1-2, McQuaid 0-2). Team Rebounds: 1. Team Turnovers: 25 (13 PTS). Blocked Shots: 9 (Jackson 6, Bridges 2, Goins). Turnovers: 25 (Winston 8, Nairn 4, Bridges 3, McQuaid 3, Jackson 2, Langford 2, Goins, Tillman, Ward). Steals: 5 (Bridges, Jackson, McQuaid, Tillman, Ward). Technical Fouls: None. FGFTRebILLINOISMinM-AM-AO-TAPFPTSBlack196-100-00-00512Finke284-100-02-3149Alstork231-60-01-1033Frazier275-133-40-03513Smith202-41-21-1236Nichols239-154-42-20127Lucas200-10-00-0120Williams191-52-30-1404Jordan110-20-01-1010Eboigbodin90-00-00-3120Cayce--0-00-00-0000Vesel--0-00-00-0000Totals20028-6610-137-12122674 Percentages: FG .424, FT .769. 3-Point Goals: 8-28, .286 (Nichols 5-9, Smith 1-2, Alstork 1-3, Finke 1-6, Jordan 0-1, Williams 0-2, Frazier 0-5). Team Rebounds: 6. Team Turnovers: 10 (23 PTS). Blocked Shots: 2 (Alstork 2). Turnovers: 10 (Alstork 4, Frazier 2, Eboigbodin, Jordan, Nichols, Smith).

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    BC-BKC--T25-Michigan St.-Illinois Box

    BC-BKC--T25-Michigan St.-Illinois Box No. 6 MICHIGAN ST. 87, ILLINOIS 74MICHIGAN ST. (18-3) Ward 3-4 1-3 7, Jackson 5-6 11-12 21, Langford 4-8 0-0 9, Winston 2-4 0-0 5, Bridges 11-13 7-7 31, Schilling 1-2 0-0 2, Tillman 0-0 1-2 1, Goins 2-2 0-0 4, Nairn 2-3 0-1 4, McQuaid 0-2 3-3 3, Hoiberg 0-0 0-0 0, Ahrens 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 30-44 23-28 87. ILLINOIS (10-11) Black 6-10 0-0 12, Finke 4-10 0-0 9, Alstork 1-6 0-0 3, Frazier 5-13 3-4 13, Smith 2-4 1-2 6, Vesel 0-0 0-0 0, Eboigbodin 0-0 0-0 0, Nichols 9-15 4-4 27, Williams 1-5 2-3 4, Lucas 0-1 0-0 0, Jordan 0-2 0-0 0, Cayce 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 28-66 10-13 74. Halftime_Michigan St. 39-32. 3-Point Goals_Michigan St. 4-9 (Bridges 2-4, Winston 1-1, Langford 1-2, McQuaid 0-2), Illinois 8-28 (Nichols 5-9, Smith 1-2, Alstork 1-3, Finke 1-6, Jordan 0-1, Williams 0-2, Frazier 0-5). Fouled Out_Black, Frazier, Winston. Rebounds_Michigan St. 37 (Jackson 11), Illinois 12 (Finke, Eboigbodin 3). Assists_Michigan St. 15 (Winston 8), Illinois 12 (Williams 4). Total Fouls_Michigan St. 18, Illinois 26.

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    Waubonsie Valley’s Jared Simpson competes in the mens 400 yard IM during a swim meet at Naperville North High School in Naperville, IL on Saturday, December 23, 2017

    A profitable partnership at Waubonsie Valley

    Last year, as a junior, Waubonsie Valley’s Jared Simpson became something of a mentor himself when he paired off with then freshman Aayush Deshpande. That partnership continues this year, and both swimmers have high goals for the state tournament.

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    This win’s a special occasion for Grant

    Grant’s girls basketball team cruised to a 53-40 victory over Marian Central Catholic on Monday, in stark contrast to a one-sided loss to the same team over the holidays.

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    Atlanta Hawks' Marco Belinelli, left, of Italy, walks off the court during a timeout after high-fiving teammate Dewayne Dedmon, right, for scoring in the third quarter of an NBA basketball game against the Utah Jazz in Atlanta, Monday, Jan. 22, 2018. (AP Photo/David Goldman)

    Schroder scores 20 points, improving Hawks beat Jazz 104-90

    Dennis Schroder scored 20 points, Taurean Prince added 17 and the Atlanta Hawks kept up their improving play with a 104-90 victory over the Utah Jazz

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    Maryland's Darryl Morsell (10) talks with head coach Mark Turgeon during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game against Indiana, Monday, Jan. 22, 2018, in Bloomington, Ind. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)

    Hoosiers make late run hold up with 71-68 win over Maryland

    Juwan Morgan scored 10 of his 25 points during Indiana's decisive late run, leading the Hoosiers to a 71-68 victory over Maryland

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    Chicago Blackhawks' Connor Murphy (5) battles Tampa Bay Lightning's Alex Killorn in from of the Blackhawks' net during the first period of an NHL hockey game Monday, Jan. 22, 2018, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)

    Move relieves some pressure from Chicago Blackhawks’ D-men

    With Gustav Forsling being assigned to Rockford, the Chicago Blackhawks finally are down to seven defensemen on the roster. Now the hope is they play more consistently and not worry about one mistake earning them a healthy scratch.

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    Flying high: Caldwell, Bohonnon make it back to Olympics

    Aerials skier Ashley Caldwell was named to her third U.S. Olympic team, where she'll be joined by Olympic veteran Mac Bohonnon and world champion Jon Lillis

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    Detroit Red Wings goaltender Petr Mrazek (34) deflects the puck as New Jersey Devils center Brian Boyle (11) looks on during the second period of an NHL hockey game Monday, Jan. 22, 2018, in Newark, N.J. (AP Photo/Bill Kostroun)

    Mrazek makes 37 saves, Red Wings blank Devils 3-0

    Petr Mrazek had 37 saves in posting his second straight shutout and third of the season as the Detroit Red Wings beat the slumping New Jersey Devils 3-0

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    Top 25 Capsules

    Top 25 Capsules

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    No. 14 Maryland women top No. 12 Ohio State in Big Ten duel

    Kaila Charles scored a career-high 32 points, Eleanna Christinaki added 26 and No. 14 Maryland cruised past 12th-ranked Ohio State 99-69 in a duel for first place in the Big Ten

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    No. 15 Texas A&M women beat LSU 69-59

    Anriel Howard had 21 points and 14 rebounds and No. 15 Texas A&M overcame a three-point halftime deficit to beat LSU 69-59

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    Salt Lake City says budget works out to host Olympics again

    An exploratory committee studying a potential Salt Lake City bid to host the 2030 Winter Olympics estimates the city could pull it off without losing money

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    FILE - This Aug. 26, 2017 file photo shows Pittsburgh Steelers offensive coordinator Todd Haley standing with quarterback Ben Roethlisberger (7) before an NFL preseason football game against the Indianapolis Colts in Pittsburgh. A person familiar with the negotiations says the Browns are hiring Todd Haley. Cleveland coach Hue Jackson is turning his offense over to Haley, who spent six seasons in Pittsburgh before he was fired last week, said the person who spoke Monday, Jan. 22, 2018 to the Associated Press on condition of anonymity because the team has not announced the move. (AP Photo/Fred Vuich, file)

    AP source: Browns hiring fired Steelers coordinator Haley

    AP source: Browns plan to hire former Steelers offensive coordinator Todd Haley, who was fired last week following Pittsburgh's playoff loss

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    Head coach Bob Bradley, second from left, talks with Diego Rossi, left, with Carlos Vela at far right during the introduction of players and coaches at the first training camp of the Los Angeles Football Club soccer team on the campus of UCLA in Los Angeles, Monday, Jan. 22, 2018. (AP Photo/Reed Saxon)

    Building a team: LAFC kicks off with its first practice

    LAFC finally took the field on a sunny January morning at UCLA for its inaugural workout under coach Bob Bradley.

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    New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft, center, carries the trophy between quarterback Tom Brady, left, and safety Patrick Chung as they leave the field after the AFC championship NFL football game against the Jacksonville Jaguars, Sunday, Jan. 21, 2018, in Foxborough, Mass. The Patriots won 24-20. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

    Rozner: Do the Pats really deserve all the hate?

    While the Chicago Bears are merely the Bears year after year, the Patriots continue to dominate the NFL scene. In this era of football, it’s truly remarkable.

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    Jake Wolfe

    Top-ranked Aurora Christian flying high behind the Wolfe brothers

    Led by the Wolfe brothers, senior Jake and sophomore Will, the Aurora Christian boys basketball team has raced out to a 16-0 record and the No. 1 ranking in the Associated Press’ Class 1A statewide poll.

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    USOC's Blackmun diagnosed with prostate cancer

    CEO of US Olympic Committee diagnosed with prostate cancer, won't be in South Korea for opening ceremony

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    Minnesota Vikings' Case Keenum reacts on the bench during the second half of the NFL football NFC championship game against the Philadelphia Eagles Sunday, Jan. 21, 2018, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

    Hurting Vikings still processing what went wrong in Philly

    Hurting Vikings still trying to process what went wrong in NFC title game loss to Eagles

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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)

    Heisman winner Mayfield's Senior Bowl arrival delayed

    Oklahoma Heisman Trophy winner Baker Mayfield's arrival at the Senior Bowl has been delayed

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    New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski (87) is hit by Jacksonville Jaguars safety Barry Church (42) as he breaks up a pass during the first half of the AFC championship NFL football game, Sunday, Jan. 21, 2018, in Foxborough, Mass. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)

    Brady, Gronk begin Super Bowl bye week on mend from injuries

    Healing Time: Patriots' Brady and Gronkowski both on mend as Patriots begin Super Bowl preparations

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    Vikings Joseph, Rudolph, Harrison Smith going to Pro Bowl

    Minnesota Vikings defensive tackle Linval Joseph, tight end Kyle Rudolph and safety Harrison Smith are going to the 2018 NFL Pro Bowl

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    Minnesota Vikings quarterback Case Keenum, left, reacts on the bench beside offensive coordinator Pat Shurmur during the second half of the NFL football NFC championship game against the Philadelphia Eagles, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

    New York Giants hire Shurmur as next head coach

    Minnesota Vikings offensive coordinator Pat Shurmur has been hired as the New York Giants head coach

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    Seahawks part ways with defensive assistant Travis Jones

    The Seattle Seahawks have "mutually parted ways" with defensive assistant coach Travis Jones after five seasons with the team

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    Treadwell returning to Michigan State staff

    Former Michigan State offensive coordinator Don Treadwell is returning to the Spartans' staff

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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 is the new head football coach of the Arizona Cardinals. The Cardinals announced Monday, Jan. 22, 2018, that the 48-year-old Carolina Panthers defensive coordinator had agreed to a four-year contract with a team option for a fifth. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton, File)

    Cardinals hire Panthers D-coordinator Wilks as head coach

    Steve Wilks is the new head coach of the Arizona Cardinals

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    LA Galaxy sign experienced MLS midfielder Chris Pontius

    Veteran MLS midfielder Chris Pontius has signed with the LA Galaxy

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    Blackhawks activate C Anisimov from IR

    Chicago Blackhawks activate center Artem Anisimov from injured reserve

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    Seattle Sounders midfielder Nicolas Lodiero, front right, jogs around the pitch with Damian Roden, the Sounders' new director of high performance, at the first day of MLS soccer training camp in Tukwila, Wash., Monday, Jan. 22, 2018. (Bettina Hansen/The Seattle Times via AP)

    Familiar faces abound as Sounders open preseason camp

    The Seattle Sounders have returned for the start of preseason camp just six weeks and a couple of days after losing to Toronto in the MLS Cup final

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    Eagles fan who slammed into pole in subway says he's OK

    Overzealous Philadelphia Eagles fan whose attempt to rally subway passengers before a playoff game went viral when he ran into a concrete pole says he's doing OK

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    Philippe Le Floc'h the FIFA Chief Commercial Officer talking to the Associated Press on the plane that will take the Wold Cup trophy to 50 counties in the lead up to the World Cup 2018 in Russia, 2018 at Stansted Airport, England, Monday, Jan. 22, 2018 . (AP Photo/Alastair Grant)

    FIFA: Video tech 'definitely' at World Cup, finding sponsor

    A FIFA executive says video replays will be used at the World Cup for the first time and talks are underway with potential sponsors of the new technology

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    United States' Steven Nyman holds his daughter Nell poses for a photograph in Kitzbuehel, Austria, in this Jan. 19, 2018 photo. Diaper bags and baby backpacks are in just as much demand as skis, boots and poles on the U.S. Alpine team this Olympic season. (AP Photo/Giovanni Auletta)

    With 4 babies on tour, the US Ski Team resembles a nursery

    Diaper bags and baby backpacks are in just as much demand as skis, boots and poles on the U.S. Alpine team this season

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    Mayfield, Jackson, Love, Barkley among 7 Lombardi finalists

    Heisman Trophy winner Baker Mayfield of Oklahoma and fellow Heisman finalists Lamar Jackson of Louisville and Bryce Love of Stanford are among finalists for the Lombardi Award national player of the year

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    FILE - In this Saturday, Oct. 29, 2016 file photo, Barcelona's Rafinha reacts after scoring during the Spanish La Liga soccer match between FC Barcelona and Granada at the Camp Nou in Barcelona, Spain. Inter Milan has completed the signing of Barcelona midfielder Rafinha on loan until the end of the season, with a view to a permanent move. Inter says on Monday, Jan. 22, 2018 it has the option of signing the Brazil international permanently for 35 million euros ($43 million) plus 3 million euros ($3.7 million) in bonuses but that "must be taken up before the end of the current season." (AP Photo/Manu Fernandez, File)

    Inter Milan signs Rafinha on loan to end of season

    Inter Milan has completed the signing of Barcelona midfielder Rafinha on loan until the end of the season, with a view to a permanent move

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    Juventus' Douglas Costa, second from left, celebrates with teammates after scoring the opening goal during the Italian Serie A soccer match between Juventus and Genoa, at the Allianz stadium in Turin, Italy, Monday, Jan. 22, 2018. (Alessandro Di Marco/ANSA via AP)

    Juventus beats Genoa 1-0 to trail Napoli by 1 point

    Juventus has closed the gap on Serie A leader Napoli back to just one point as the six-time defending champion has eased past Genoa 1-0

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    Jacksonville Jaguars quarterback Blake Bortles celebrates a touchdown run by running back Leonard Fournette during the first half of the AFC championship NFL football game against the New England Patriots, Sunday, Jan. 21, 2018, in Foxborough, Mass. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)

    Jaguars head into offseason with more hope than heartache

    Jaguars head into offseason with more hope than heartache

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    David Lauren poses beside Team USA's Opening Ceremony parka, which features a battery-powered heating element inside to keep athletes warm during the Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea, Monday, Jan. 22, 2018, in New York. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)

    Team USA parade uniforms include touch of American frontier

    Yee haw! Polo Ralph Lauren serves up Western-style gloves in Team USA opening and closing ceremony looks for Pyeongchang Olympics

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    Cleveland Cavaliers' LeBron James (23) drives against Oklahoma City Thunder's Paul George (13) in the first half of an NBA basketball game, Saturday, Jan. 20, 2018, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)

    LeBron's numbers sliding while Cavaliers slip in standings

    LeBron James has vowed to "be much better" to help the Cavaliers shake out of this mid-season malaise.

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    Mississippi State head coach Vic Schaefer congratulates his team as they head toward the bench during a timeout in the first half of an NCAA college basketball game against Tennessee on Sunday, Jan. 21, 2018, in Knoxville, Tenn. (AP Photo/Crystal LoGiudice)

    TCU ranked in women's hoops for first time since 2010

    TCU is back in the Top 25 for the first time since 2010

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    Philadelphia Eagles coach Doug Pederson, left, and and injured quarterback Carson Wentz, right, hug near the end of the Eagles' 38-7 win over the Minnesota Vikings during the NFC championship NFL football game Sunday, Jan. 21, 2018, in Philadelphia. (David Maialetti/The Philadelphia Inquirer via AP)

    Backups help resilient Eagles overcome major injuries

    The Eagles are one victory away from the franchise's first NFL title since 1960 thanks to key contributions from several backups

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    New Tennessee Titans NFL football head coach Mike Vrabel, center, poses with owner Amy Adams Strunk, left, and general manager Jon Robinson, right, during a news conference Monday, Jan. 22, 2018, in Nashville, Tenn. The Titans hired Vrabel, formerly the Houston Texans' defensive coordinator, five days after firing Mike Mularkey. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)

    New coach Mike Vrabel: Titles proof Titans' approach works

    New coach Mike Vrabel: Titles proof Titans' approach works

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    Panthers name Washington new defensive coordinator

    The Panthers have announced that Eric Washington has been promoted to defensive coordinator

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    FILE - In this Aug. 25, 2011, file photo, Go Daddy.com founder Bob Parsons, left, sponsor for NASCAR driver Danica Patrick, right, unveil Patrick's car she will drive full-time in the NASCAR Nationwide Series circuit and select Sprint Cup races during an auto racing news conference, in Scottsdale, Ariz. Patrick is teaming with Premium Motorsports for next month's Daytona 500, the final race of her NASCAR career. The one-race deal will put Patrick in the seat of the No. 7 GoDaddy Chevrolet, the same car number she drove when she entered stock-car racing in 2010. (AP Photo/Paul Connors, File)

    Danica Patrick to drive Daytona 500 for Premium Motorsports

    Danica Patrick is teaming with Premium Motorsports for next month's Daytona 500, the final race of her NASCAR career

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    Liverpool's Sadio Mane reacts on the pitch, during the English Premier League soccer match between Swansea City and Liverpool, at the Liberty Stadium, in Swansea, Wales, Monday, Jan. 22, 2018. (Nick Potts/PA via AP)

    Liverpool loses 1-0 at last-place Swansea in big EPL shock

    A week after inflicting Manchester City's first loss in the English Premier League, Liverpool lost 1-0 at last-place Swansea on Monday to end its 18-match unbeaten run in all competitions

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    FILE - In this Oct. 18, 2017, file photo, Chicago Cubs relief pitcher Brian Duensing throws during the seventh inning of Game 4 of baseball's National League Championship Series against the Los Angeles Dodgers in Chicago. The Cubs bolstered their revamped bullpen on Wednesday, Jan. 17, 2018, bringing back Duensing with a $7 million, two-year contract. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum, File)

    Duensing, Cubs finalize $7 million, 2-year contract

    Left-hander Brian Duensing and Chicago have finalized a $7 million, two-year contract for the reliever to remain with the Cubs

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    Boston Bruins' Charlie McAvoy (73) is defended by New York Islanders' Anders Lee (27) during the first period of an NHL hockey game Thursday, Jan. 18, 2018, in New York. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)

    Bruins rookie McAvoy has abnormal heart rhythm; out 2 weeks

    Bruins rookie Charlie McAvoy has abnormal heart rhythm; needs 2 weeks to recover

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    New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady, left, speaks to receivers Chris Hogan, center, and Danny Amendola after defeating the Jacksonville Jaguars in the AFC championship NFL football game, Sunday, Jan. 21, 2018, in Foxborough, Mass. The Patriots won 24-20. (AP Photo/Winslow Townson)

    Arkush: Why NFL’s two best teams are headed to Super Bowl LII

    Whatever you may have thought or expected to happen heading into the NFL’s “Championship Sunday,” we are now exactly where we are supposed to be with the NFC champion Philadelphia Eagles due to meet the AFC champion New England Patriots in Super Bowl LII. Hub Arkush breaks down their big wins.

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    NC State announces games against BYU, USF, Louisiana Tech

    North Carolina State has added future football series with BYU, South Florida and Louisiana Tech

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    Man charged with punching horse, officer before Eagles game

    Philadelphia police say a man is accused of punching a police horse and a mounted officer during an arrest before the NFC championship game

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    Backup Clemson quarterback Tucker Israel to transfer

    Backup Clemson quarterback Tucker Israel is leaving the football program

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    New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady, left, speaks to wide receiver Danny Amendola after the AFC championship NFL football game against the Jacksonville Jaguars, Sunday, Jan. 21, 2018, in Foxborough, Mass. The Patriots won 24-20. (AP Photo/Winslow Townson)

    Analysis: Jaguars just not on same level as Brady, Belichick

    The Jacksonville Jaguars had the New England Patriots on the ropes before botching the final few minutes of the first half with a series of bad moves

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    Greg Knapp returns to Atlanta Falcons as quarterback coach

    Greg Knapp is returning to the Atlanta Falcons as their quarterback coach

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    FILE - In this May 3, 2008, file photo, Atlanta Braves' Chipper Jones drives in a run with a double in the first inning of a baseball game against the Cincinnati Reds, in Atlanta. When Chipper Jones took stock of all of the familiar names he's on the cusp of rejoining, he wondered if it might be time to expand the Baseball Hall of Fame. "We need to see if we can erect our own room in Cooperstown," he quipped, flashing that dry sense of humor he was known for during his playing days. All signs point to Jones becoming the latest member of those great Atlanta Braves teams of the 1990s and early 2000s to enter the Hall when the next group of inductees is revealed on Wednesday, Jan. 24, 2018.(AP Photo/John Bazemore, File)

    Chipper Jones set to join familiar names in Hall of Fame

    A Braves reunion: All signs point to Chipper Jones becoming the latest member of those great Atlanta teams of the 1990s and early 2000s to enter the Baseball Hall of Fame

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    FILE - In this Jan. 19, 2018, file photo, Javier Fernandez, of Spain, holds the gold medal on the podium after winning the men's free skating event at the European figure skating championships in Moscow, Russia. Everything will need to go perfectly for the 26-year-old Spaniard who will be participating in his third _ and probably his last _ Olympics. If he pulls through with a performance he is capable of producing, the gold will be well within reach. (AP Photo/Pavel Golovkin)

    Fernandez chasing Spain's 1st Olympic figure skating medal

    New territory for Spain: Javier Fernandez looks to give nation its 1st Olympic figure skating medal

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    Libertyville grad Claire Keefe, here driving against Stevenson’s Ashley Richardson, is finding success for DePauw’s high-achieving basketball team as a freshman.

    Keefe takes key role in DePauw’s impressive season

    Libertyville graduate Claire Keefe led DePauw University with 18 points in a 53-40 win at Oberlin as the ninth-ranked Tigers extended their winning streak to 12 games.

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    STEVE LUNDY FILE PHOTO/slundy@dailyherald.com St. Viator’s Krista Mayyou, here driving against Carmel during her prep days, has merited inclusion in the Concordia University (Wis.) sports hall of fame.

    St. Viator product Mayyou joins elite company at Concordia

    Krista Mayyou, the 2005 St. Viator Female Athlete of the Year, was among the 2017 William C. Ackmann Athletic Hall of Fame inductees at Concordia University-Wisconsin.

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    FILE - In this March 17, 2017 file photo Wuerzburg's coach Bernd Hollerbach attends the second league soccer match between TSV 1860 Munich and Wuerzburger Kickers in Munich, Germany. Struggling Hamburger SV has hired Hollerbach as coach to replace the sacked Markus Gisdol. The Bundesliga side says the 48-year-old Hollerbach has signed a deal through June 2019 and will be presented after taking charge of his first training session on Monday, Jan. 22, 2018. (Andreas Gebert/dpa via AP) via AP)

    Hamburg hires Hollerbach as coach in bid for survival

    Hamburger SV has appointed former player Bernd Hollerbach as coach in a bid to save the side from Bundesliga relegation

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    United States' Lindsey Vonn gets to the finish area after completing an alpine ski, women's World Cup super-G, in Cortina D'Ampezzo, Italy, Sunday Jan. 21, 2018. (AP Photo/Alessandro Trovati)

    Vonn alters schedule to add last-minute testing for Olympics

    Lindsey Vonn wants to regain the downhill skiing gold medal at the Olympics so desperately that she has been willing to sacrifice much of the World Cup season to achieve her goal

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    FILE - In this July 1, 2017, file photo, Ricky Stenhouse Jr. celebrates in Victory Lane after winning a NASCAR Cup auto race at Daytona International Speedway, in Daytona Beach, Fla. Ricky Stenhouse Jr. is a two-time Xfinity Series champion and coming off the best season of his NASCAR career. He won his first two Cup races and made the playoffs for the first time in his five seasons. Building on that momentum will be his goal this year, not discussing his breakup with Danica Patrick.(AP Photo/John Raoux, File)

    Column: Stenhouse can make a name for himself post-Patrick

    Column: Stenhouse can make a name for himself post-Patrick

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    FILE - In this Thursday, Dec. 28, 2017 file photo, Arsenal's Alexis Sanchez celebrates after scoring his side's third goal of the game during their English Premier League soccer match against Crystal Palace at Selhurst Park stadium in London. Alexis Sanchez is close to joining Manchester United in what is set to be a rare swap deal among two of England’s top teams that will see Henrikh Mkhitaryan move to Arsenal. Both players were pictured by British newspapers Monday, Jan. 22, 2018 entering an office in Liverpool to update their work permits. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant, file)

    Arsenal, United complete swap deal for Sanchez, Mkhitaryan

    Alexis Sanchez has joined Manchester United in a rare swap deal among two of England's top teams that has seen Henrikh Mkhitaryan move to Arsenal

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    Real Madrid's Cristiano Ronaldo leaves the pitch as he uses a phone to look at himself while bleeding from his forehead during a Spanish La Liga soccer match between Real Madrid and Deportivo Coruna at the Santiago Bernabeu stadium in Madrid, Sunday, Jan. 21, 2018. Ronaldo scored twice in Real Madrid's 7-1 victory. (AP Photo/Francisco Seco)

    Real Madrid: Ronaldo face cut could have been worse

    Cristiano Ronaldo's face cut could have been much worse, according to video released by his Real Madrid club

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    Atletico Madrid's Diego Costa, second right, goes for a header with teammate Jose Maria Gimenez, right, and Girona's Bernardo Espinosa, left, and Jonas Ramalho during a Spanish La Liga soccer match between Atletico Madrid and Girona at the Wanda Metropolitano stadium in Madrid, Saturday, Jan. 20, 2018. (AP Photo/Francisco Seco)

    Atletico without Diego Costa for Copa match against Sevilla

    Atletico Madrid will need to overcome the absence of Diego Costa in the decisive Copa del Rey match against Sevilla on Tuesday

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    If the New England Patriots win a sixth Lombardi trophy by defeating the Philadelphia Eagles in Super Bowl LII on Feb. 4, they’ll tie the Pittsburgh Steelers for the most wins in Super Bowl history.

    5 biggest storylines for Super Bowl LII: New England Patriots vs. Philadelphia Eagles

    Here’s a quick look at five big storylines we’ll be tracking as we count down the days to Super Bowl LII in Minneapolis at US Bank Stadium on Feb. 4 between the New England Patriots and the Philadelphia Eagles.

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    FILE - In this Nov. 24, 2017, file photo, Elana Meyers Taylor, front, and Kehri Jones, of the United States, come to a stop after racing to a third-place finish in the women's World Cup bobsled race in Whistler, British Columbia. The progression is obvious. Bronze in 2010. Silver in 2014. That would mean Meyers Taylor has one Olympic stone left unturned, and after a very challenging year the U.S. women's bobsledder is starting her final preparations to win the gold that slipped away at the Sochi Games four years ago. (Darryl Dyck/The Canadian Press via AP, File)

    Meyers Taylor still remembers the gold that slipped away

    Another shot: U.S. bobsledder Elana Meyers Taylor still seeking the gold that evaded her in Sochi

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    Oskars Melbardis, Daumants Dreiskens, Arvis Vilkaste, Janis Strenga of Latvia celebrate as they cross the finish line during the 4-man event at the Bobsleigh World Cup in Schoenau am Koenigssee, Germany, Sunday, Jan. 21, 2018. Latvia finished third. (Tobias Hase/dpa via AP)

    Bobsled, skeleton officials finalize Olympic sled numbers

    International Bobsled and Skeleton Federation complete allocations of sleds for the Pyeongchang Olympics

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    Austrian ski family eyes another Olympic slalom medal

    First Mario, now Michael: 4 years after Sochi, Matt family eyes more Olympic slalom success in Pyeongchang

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    Secretary General of the Court of Arbitration for Sport, CAS, Matthieu Reeb talks to media, during the CAS hearing in the matter of 39 Russian athletes against the IOC, in Geneva, Switzerland, Monday, Jan. 22, 2018. (Salvatore Di Nolfi/Keystone via AP)

    CAS opens week of cases for 39 Russians banned from Olympics

    The Court of Arbitration of Sport has opened a full week of appeal hearings for 39 Russian athletes disqualified from the 2014 Sochi Olympics for taking part in a state-backed doping program

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    Atletico Madrid's Diego Costa, second right, goes for a header with teammate Jose Maria Gimenez, right, and Girona's Bernardo Espinosa, left, and Jonas Ramalho during a Spanish La Liga soccer match between Atletico Madrid and Girona at the Wanda Metropolitano stadium in Madrid, Saturday, Jan. 20, 2018. (AP Photo/Francisco Seco)

    Atletico without Costa for Copa match against Sevilla

    Atletico Madrid will need to overcome the absence of Diego Costa in the decisive Copa del Rey match against Sevilla on Tuesday

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    Croatia's Marin Cilic celebrates after defeating Spain's Pablo Carreno Busta in their fourth round match at the Australian Open tennis championships in Melbourne, Australia Sunday, Jan. 21, 2018. (AP Photo/Andy Brownbill)

    Australian Open: A look ahead to Tuesday and recap of Monday

    A look ahead to the Australian Open for Tuesday, and a Monday recap

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    BC-BKC--BKC Glance,2nd Add

    All Times ESTOHIO VALLEY CONFERENCEConferenceAllGamesWLPCTWLPCTBelmont71.875156.714Murray St.62.750145.737Jacksonville St.62.750156.714Tennessee Tech53.625138.619Austin Peay53.6251010.500SE Missouri44.5001011.476Tennessee St.35.375811.421SIU-Edwardsville35.375712.368E. Illinois35.375712.368E. Kentucky26.250813.381UT Martin26.250714.333Morehead St.26.250613.316 ___ PACIFIC-12 CONFERENCEConferenceAllGamesWLPCTWLPCTArizona61.857164.800Southern Cal62.750156.714Stanford52.714119.550Washington43.571146.700UCLA44.500137.650Utah44.500127.632Colorado44.500128.600Arizona St.34.429154.789Oregon34.429137.650Oregon St.34.429118.579Washington St.16.143910.474California16.143713.350 ___ Sunday, Jan. 21 Utah 82, Washington St. 69 Wednesday's Games Stanford at Southern Cal, 9 p.m.

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    BC-BKC--BKC Glance,1st Add

    All Times ESTCOLONIAL ATHLETIC ASSOCIATIONConferenceAllGamesWLPCTWLPCTWilliam & Mary62.750136.684Northeastern62.750137.650Coll. of Charleston53.625146.700Hofstra53.625128.600Towson44.500147.667Elon44.500129.571Delaware44.5001110.524UNC-Wilmington35.375614.300James Madison26.250615.286Drexel17.125714.333 ___ CONFERENCE USAConferenceAllGamesWLPCTWLPCTOld Dominion61.857154.789Middle Tennessee61.857145.737W. Kentucky61.857146.700Marshall52.714146.700UAB43.571137.650Southern Miss.44.5001110.524North Texas34.4291010.500UTSA34.4291010.500FAU34.429910.474FIU34.429911.450Louisiana Tech35.375129.571UTEP25.286712.368Charlotte16.143513.278Rice16.143416.200 ___ HORIZON LEAGUEConferenceAllGamesWLPCTWLPCTWright St.71.875156.714N. Kentucky71.875146.700Oakland53.625138.619Ill.-Chicago53.6251011.476Youngstown St.44.500615.286IUPUI45.444713.350Milwaukee36.3331012.455Green Bay37.300815.348Detroit26.250615.286Cleveland St.26.250516.238 ___

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    NCAA Basketball

    All Times ESTAMERICA EAST CONFERENCEConferenceAllGamesWLPCTWLPCTVermont601.000165.762UMBC42.667138.619New Hampshire42.667812.400Albany (NY)43.571166.727Hartford43.5711110.524Stony Brook33.500812.400Binghamton15.1671011.476z-Mass.-Lowell15.167712.368Maine15.167417.190 z-ineligible for post-season play ___ Sunday, Jan. 21 Vermont 76, Hartford 53 New Hampshire 53, Stony Brook 51 Mass.-Lowell 79, Binghamton 71 Albany (NY) 83, UMBC 39 Wednesday's Games Binghamton at UMBC, 7 p.m. Stony Brook at Mass.-Lowell, 7 p.m. New Hampshire at Maine, 7 p.m. Albany (NY) at Vermont, 7 p.m. AMERICAN ATHLETIC CONFERENCEConferenceAllGamesWLPCTWLPCTCincinnati601.000172.895Houston52.714154.789Wichita St.52.714154.789SMU43.571146.700UCF43.571136.684Memphis43.571137.650Tulsa44.500119.550UConn33.500109.526Tulane34.429127.632Temple25.286109.526East Carolina26.250811.421South Florida07.000713.350 ___ Wednesday's Games Temple at Cincinnati, 9 p.m.

Business

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    Grains mixed, livestock mixed

    CHICAGO (AP) - Grain futures were mixed Tuesday in early trading on the Chicago Board of Trade. Wheat for March delivery was off 1.80 cents at $4.2160 a bushel; March corn fell 1 cent at 3.5040 a bushel; March oats rose 12.20 cents at $2.7240 a bushel while January soybeans rose .60 cent at $9.8320 a bushel. Beef was higher and pork was lower on the Chicago Mercantile Exchange. February live cattle was up .30 cent at $1.2355 a pound; January feeder cattle rose .10 cent at $1.4785 a pound; February lean hogs was off .13 cent at $.7190 a pound.

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    Vote expected Tuesday on Dominick’s site plan in Rolling Meadows

    Rolling Meadows aldermen Tuesday will consider a developer’s proposal for 115 townhouses on a portion of the former Dominick’s site in the city’s downtown.

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    FILE - In this Wednesday, Nov. 1, 2017, file photo, Fox News chairman and CEO Rupert Murdoch attends the WSJ. Magazine 2017 Innovator Awards at The Museum of Modern Art in New York. Murdoch says Facebook should pay fees to "trusted" news producers for their content. Murdoch, whose companies own The Wall Street Journal, Fox News, the New York Post and other media properties, said Monday, Jan. 22, 2018, that publishers are "enhancing the value and integrity of Facebook through their news and content but are not being adequately rewarded for those services." (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File)

    Media mogul Rupert Murdoch says Facebook should pay for news

    Media mogul Rupert Murdoch, whose companies own the Wall Street Journal, Fox News, the New York Post and other media properties, says Facebook should pay fees to "trusted" news producers for their content

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    FILE - In this Dec. 8, 2017, file photo, Red Fawn Fallis, of Denver, stands outside the federal courthouse in Bismarck, N.D. Fallis, who was accused of shooting at law enforcement officers during protests in North Dakota against the Dakota Access oil pipeline in October 2016, pleaded guilty Monday, Jan. 22, 2018, to two charges in a deal with prosecutors. It means Fallis won't stand trial, where she could have faced up to life in prison if convicted. Prosecutors will recommend a sentence of no more than seven years. (Tom Stromme/The Bismarck Tribune via AP, File)

    Dakota Access protester pleads guilty in shooting incident

    A Denver woman accused of shooting at law officers while being arrested for protesting the Dakota Access oil pipeline in North Dakota has pleaded guilty in a deal with prosecutors

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    Batavia’s Parksite acquires Atlantic Plywood

    Batavia-based Parksite Inc. said it is acquiring Atlantic Plywood Corp., a distributor of industrial wood products and accessories in the Northeastern United States.

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    “There are some things that I won't allow; I don't want them (kids) on a social network,” says Apple CEO Tim Cook.

    Apple CEO Tim Cook says he wouldn't let a child use social media

    “There are some things that I won't allow; I don't want them (kids) on a social network,” says Apple CEO Tim Cook.

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    Rick Carlson Jr., is director of corporate strategy at Metrom Rail in Crystal Lake, which was founded by his father, Rick Carlson Sr., and Jim Marchi. The tech firm devoted to rail safety.

    Crystal Lake firm blazes trail in train safety systems
    Metrom Rail, a small company in Crystal Lake, again making the Chicago region a leader in the railroad industry for the technology-driven 21st century.

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    The leases were recently signed for companies to move in at 260 Madsen Drive in Bloomingdale.

    Three businesses sign leases, move in

    Three companies signed leases and plan to move into business parks in Bloomingdale and Bartlett.

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    Baxter Headquarters property and sign in Deerfield.

    FDA approves new Baxter medication

    Baxter International Inc., a global leader in sterile medication production and delivery, Monday announced the U.S. Food and Drug Administration approval of a medication used in a common non-surgical procedure to treat blocked or narrowed blood vessels in the heart.

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    Pete Olsen

    Getting the most for your money: Why deposits should be important to your bank
    Pete Olson with Signature Bank explains why deposits should be important to your bank.

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    CEO explains how Kemper Lakes Golf Club turned into KemperSports
    An interview with Steve Skinner, CEO of KemperSports and KemperLesnik.

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    FILE - In this Oct. 11, 2007, file photo, activist investor Carl Icahn speaks at the World Business Forum in New York. Icahn is calling for the removal of Xerox CEO Jeffrey Jacobson as the copier company reportedly seeks a deal with camera company Fujifilm. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)

    Carl Icahn makes push to remove Xerox CEO

    Billionaire investor Carl Icahn makes move to change Xerox board, remove CEO

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    Ex-defense contractor workers accused of tuition money fraud

    Authorities say former employees of a defense contractor with operations in Indiana defrauded the company as part of a tuition assistance program

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    Purdue joins team devising materials for superfast aircraft

    Purdue University scientists have joined a team that's helping the Air Force develop technologies for superfast aircraft

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    US tax reform writedown pushes Switzerland's UBS to Q4 loss

    Swiss bank UBS has reported a 2.22 billion-franc ($2.3 billion) loss for the fourth quarter as a result of a large writedown caused by the newly enacted U.S. tax reform

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    FILE- This Dec. 21, 2016, file photo shows the Trump International Hotel in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File)

    Trump business ethics pledges left plenty room for profiting

    AP Analysis: Trump's promises to separate his businesses from his presidency left plenty of room for profiting

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    Podolsky Circle CORFAC International announced the sale of 1221-1311 Rand Road (Rand Center) in Des Plaines.

    Des Plaines office building sold for $6.2 million

    Podolsky Circle CORFAC International announced the sale of 1221-1311 Rand Road (Rand Center) in Des Plaines.

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    Jeff Turner of In the Neighborhood Deli plans to open Dream Hall at 51 in Elgin this spring.

    Two entrepreneurs launch Dream Foods in Elgin

    Kevin Echevarria of Dream Hub and Jeff Turner of In the Neighborhood Deli have joined forces to start a new business, Dream Foods.

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    Entrepreneurship: Hard work but fun, too
    Entrepreneurs never run out of things to do.Whether that’s a good thing depends very much on individual circumstances. For many of us, however, the planning, creating and tweaking of ideas are both fun and challenging – and can lead to new success.What often works best is adapting another business’ idea to our own situation. For example:• Giveaways. Fine dining or family pizza, nearly every restaurant has a stubbornly slow night – Tuesday, for discussion purposes. Offer a free dessert for everyone who comes to dinner that night. Send “Tuesday is Free Apple Pie Night” to customers whose email addresses you have.Tent cards on the table will help. A “Tuesday is. . .” statement delivered with the bill can be effective.Of course, change the dessert every month or so.• Palatine’s Fremd High School is celebrating its XXIV Writers Week next month. The Feb. 5-9 timing is tight for a sponsorship this year, but there will be a XXV Writers Week next year, and other schools have picked up on Fremd’s idea.Check out the opportunity.Professional and student writers read and discuss their works; at Fremd, there’s even a podcast series (check iTunes) with students interviewing the authors.Writers Week is ideal for indie bookstores, but there may be other ways to participate – perhaps by honoring those students picked to read their works – especially if the kids are part-time or summer employees at your place.See if your local high school has a similar initiative.• Sell DIY tools and supplies? A website video of the proper way to, for example, paint the playroom ceiling can encourage even beginners and help you sell. Figure a maximum two-minute video, to hold costs down and keep site visitors’ attention.The video “how-to” concept will work for almost any business.• We all have customers who have been with us a long time or spend a lot of money with us – or, hopefully, both. Most of us likely already “reward” these special relationships with lunch or dinner; if you don’t, you should.The conversation should acknowledge the relationship, of course, but turn the discussion to what you know is happening in the customer’s industry, both to show your continuing awareness of what the customer does but also to uncover additional ways you may be able to help.• Networking should be a part of every entrepreneur’s plan, but extend your efforts beyond chambers and industry groups – as important as the connections you make there can be. Add Rotary or other civic groups. Apply for an open spot on a city or village commission.The idea is to meet new people and extend your circle of potential customers and referral sources.The overall idea, of course, is to create events that are as unique as possible to your business and its marketplace. Doing so is part of the fun of being an entrepreneur.• Follow Jim Kendall on LinkedIn and Twitter. Write him at Jim@kendallcom.com. Read Jim’s Business Owners’ Blog at kendallcom.com. © 2018 Kendall Communications Inc.

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    SEAN SEBOLD

    The unintended consequences of the federal tax bill
    The United States has not had meaningful tax reform since the Ronald Reagan era; but was it reform or just change?

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    401k Nest Eggs

    Financial benchmarks need to adjust with the times
    Many personal financial benchmarks still used today were developed and implemented by the greatest generation. In the years that followed World War II, our country’s middle class experienced times of steady employment, generous benefits, and most importantly, employer-paid pensions.

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    Firefighters investigate the aftermath of a fatal fire in the 700 block of Ellsworth Avenue in Addison on Monday.

    Editorial: Take precautions to avoid being a house fire victim

    A Daily Herald editorial urges suburban residents to take precautions during cold weather months to avoid being victims of house fires.

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    Sean Williams

    Congress should act now to modernize air traffic control

    Guest columnist Sean Williams: As forecasts predict air travel will increase by 65 percent over the next two decades, the need to upgrade America’s antiquated air traffic control system has never been greater.

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    Don’t lose resolve to fight for better country
    An Arlington Heights letter to the editor: At the one-year anniversary of Trump’s inauguration, and he and his GOP allies continue their all-out assault on the environment, international diplomacy, the free press, and the most vulnerable populations among us, now seems like a good time to regroup.

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    Shame takes a toll
    A Des Plaines letter to the editor: For the last 55 years of my life, at no time during my known understanding of democracy have I ever experienced the shame I now feel for the office of the United States presidency.

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    Pay attention to facts on climate
    A Mundelein letter to the editor: I’d like to respond to “Proud to Be a Denier of Global Warming” published in the ‘Your Views’ section on Jan. 13, 2018.

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    Goose stepping behind Trump
    A Glen Ellyn letter to the editor: When basic American values and motivations, freedom of press, all men created equal, helping to make our world a better place for all children, etc., are under attack, you would expect those elected to public office, especially political leaders of both parties, to show the courage of our forefathers and stand up to such attacks

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    No one can say when life begins, but ...
    A Huntley letter to the editor: Diane L. Suhr responded to a prior anti-abortion letter by making statements about when life begins that do not meet the test of logic.

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    Consider the measure of a man who fought for equal rights
    A Naperville letter to the editor: Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. knew America as a great country, built in part by his slave ancestors who were unwillingly brought to these shores from Africa

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    Further fire cuts threaten safety in Elgin
    An Elgin letter to the editor: Elgin city officials are endangering their constituents with staff cuts in the city’s fire department. As the city expands, the fire service shrinks.

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