Daily Archive : Saturday November 25, 2017

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    Tigers agree to $795,000 deal with Hardy, avoid arbitration

    The Tigers agreed to a one-year contract with left-hander Blaine Hardy, a deal that would pay the 30-year-old reliever $795,000 while in the major leagues and $192,009 while in the minors

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    Alabama defensive back Hootie Jones (6) tackles Auburn quarterback Jarrett Stidham (8) during the second half of the Iron Bowl NCAA college football game, Saturday, Nov. 25, 2017, in Auburn, Ala. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson)

    Column: Auburn kept believing, even if no one else did

    Column: No one could've seen this coming _ no one except the Auburn Tigers, that is

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    Smith rushes for career-high 178 in North Texas' 30-14 win

    Nic Smith rushed for a career-high 178 yards and a score and North Texas warmed up for the Conference USA championship game with a 30-14 victory over Rice

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    Stanford quarterback K.J. Costello (3) throws a pass against Notre Dame during the second half of an NCAA college football game Saturday, Nov. 25, 2017, in Stanford, Calif. Stanford won 38-20. (AP Photo/Tony Avelar)

    No. 20 Stanford beats No. 9 Notre Dame 38-20

    K.J. Costello threw two of his career-high four touchdown passes in the fourth quarter and No. 20 Stanford rallied for a 38-20 victory over No. 9 Notre Dame

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    Milwaukee Bucks forward Khris Middleton (22) shoots past Utah Jazz guard Donovan Mitchell (45) during the first quarter of anNBA basketball game Saturday, Nov. 25, 2017, in Salt Lake City. (AP Photo/Chris Nicoll)

    Jazz make 18 3-pointers, beat Bucks 121-108

    Rookie Donovan Mitchell scored 24 points and the Utah Jazz made a season-high 18 3-pointers in a 121-108 victory over the Milwaukee Bucks

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    LSU fullback J.D. Moore (18) celebrates his touchdown reception with quarterback Danny Etling (16) during the second half of an NCAA college football game against Texas A&M in Baton Rouge, La., Saturday, Nov. 25, 2017. LSU won 45-21. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)

    Etling's big night helps No. 19 LSU down Texas A&M 45-21

    Danny Etling passed 347 yards and three touchdowns, and No. 19 LSU beat Texas A&M 45-21 in the regular season finale for both teams

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    Oklahoma City Thunder guard Russell Westbrook (0) passes off the ball against Dallas Mavericks guard Dennis Smith Jr. during the first half of an NBA basketball game in Dallas, Saturday, Nov. 25, 2017. (AP Photo/LM Otero)

    Westbrook, Thunder stumble again in 97-81 loss to Mavericks

    Dirk Nowitzki scored a season-high 19 points, rookie Dennis Smith held his own against Russell Westbrook on the rookie Dallas guard's 20th birthday and the Mavericks beat the Oklahoma City Thunder 97-81

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    Clemson cornerback Ryan Carter (31) scores a touchdown after intercepting a pass against South Carolina during the first half of an NCAA college football game Saturday, Nov. 25, 2017, in Columbia, S.C. (AP Photo/Sean Rayford)

    Bryant leads No. 4 Clemson to 34-10 win over Gamecocks

    Kelly Bryant threw two touchdowns to Hunter Renfrow and No. 4 Clemson kept on track for a third straight trip to the College Football Playoff with a 34-10 victory over state rival South Carolina on Saturday night

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    Boston Celtics' Jayson Tatum puts up a shot against Indiana Pacers' Myles Turner during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Saturday, Nov. 25, 2017, in Indianapolis. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)

    Irving, Horford lead Celtics to 108-98 win at Indiana

    Kyrie Irving scored a game-high 25 points and Al Horford added 21 to lead the Boston Celtics to a 108-98 road win Saturday over the Indiana Pacers

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    Iowa State running back Sheldon Croney Jr. (25) is tackled by Kansas State defensive tackle Will Geary (60) during the first half of an NCAA college football game in Manhattan, Kan., Saturday, Nov. 25, 2017. (AP Photo/Orlin Wagner)

    K-State rallies for wild 20-19 victory over Iowa State

    Skylar Thompson scrambled from pressure and threw a touchdown pass to Isaiah Zuber on the final play of the game, giving Kansas State a stunning 20-19 victory over Iowa State on Saturday night

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    Tulsa's D'Angelo Brewer (4) is tackled by Temple defenders during the first half of an NCAA college football game Saturday, Nov. 25, 2017, in Tulsa, Okla. (Jessie Wardarski/Tulsa World via AP)

    There are now more bowl eligible teams (79) than needed

    There are more bowl eligible teams than needed this year after Utah beats Colorado to become No. 79

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    Connecticut's Azura Stevens, center, shoots over Michigan State's Jenna Allen, right, in the second half of an NCAA college basketball game during the Phil Knight Invitational tournament in Eugene, Ore., Saturday, Nov. 25, 2017. (AP Photo/Timothy J. Gonzalez)

    Stevens reaches milestone in UConn's win over Michigan State

    Top 25 Capsules

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    Central Florida coach Scott Frost, center, runs onto the field after the team defeated South Florida 49-42 in an NCAA college football game, Friday, Nov. 24, 2017, in Orlando, Fla. (AP Photo/John Raoux)

    Kelly back, Riley out, Frost wanted as coaching season spins

    Chip Kelly is back, Mike Riley is out and Scott Frost is a wanted man as college football's silly season begins

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    Wrestling: Libertyville, Barrington take top two tourney finishes

    Libertyville and Barrington earned the top two team finishes in the Moore-Prettyman Invitational hosted by the Broncos on Saturday.

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    Chicago Bears quarterback Mike Glennon hands off to running back Jordan Howard Sunday against the Pittsburgh Steelers at Soldier Field in Chicago.

    The hits, misses in Bears GM Ryan Pace's free-agent signings

    Chicago Bears general manager Ryan Pace has been active in the free-agent market since he took over on Jan. 8, 2015. He has hit big on players such as Akiem Hicks, Danny Trevathan and Josh Sitton, but he has swung and missed on others, such as Mike Glennon, Eddie Royal and Antrel Rolle.

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    Golden State Warriors forward Jordan Bell (2) dunks against the Chicago Bulls during the first half of an NBA basketball game in Oakland, Calif., Friday, Nov. 24, 2017.

    Chicago Bulls get trolled by Golden State's Bell during blowout

    The Bulls had a rough ending to their winless road trip, to say the least. During a 49-point loss at Golden State late Friday night, power forward Jordan Bell trolled the Bulls for a cash transaction on draft night.

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    Left to right, Batavia’s Riley Cooper, Nolan Eike, Tommy Stuttle, Michael Niemiec and Maxwell McFadden hold their first-place trophy following their 21-14 OT win over Lake Zurich during the Class 7A championship game at Huskie Stadium in DeKalb Saturday.

    Batavia defeats Lake Zurich in OT thriller for Class 7A state championship

    Riley Cooper’s 10-yard touchdown pass to Tommy Stuttle in overtime, then a staunch defensive stand, carried Batavia to a thrilling 21-14 win over Lake Zurich Saturday in the Class 7A state championship game at NIU’s Huskie Stadium.

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    Batavia celebrates its 21-14 win over Lake Zurich in the Class 7A championship game at Huskie Stadium in DeKalb Saturday.

    Batavia champs in OT thriller

    DeKALB — Team captains, exhausted from a 14-game grind and state championship that refused to end, met at midfield on Huskie Stadium’s turf.Football players from Batavia and Lake Zurich needed to summon more energy.“We went to shake hands for the overtime,” Batavia coach Dennis Piron said. “The demeanor of the Lake Zurich kids and our guys on the field ... unbelievable. Everybody was just thrilled, both teams, to get more time to play with their brothers.”One more time.“I just think it was a sign of respect for both teams,” Lake Zurich all-state linebacker Jack Sanborn said. “Both teams competed hard.”One team triumphed, reached into the bleachers to slap hands with its fans and hoisted the Class 7A championship trophy Saturday night. Batavia celebrated a 21-14 win, getting the winning touchdown on quarterback Riley Cooper’s 10-yard pass to wide receiver Tommy Stuttle in the first overtime.Batavia (13-1) captured its second state title, while denying Lake Zurich (13-1) its second. Piron coached the Bulldogs to the Class 6A championship in 2013.“We got free football,” a smiling Piron said of the overtime. “That’s what we’ve been banking on all along. One more week. One more practice.”Lake Zurich, which was playing in its fifth title game and first since 2013, looked in position late in the fourth quarter to cap what would have been a come-from-behind win.The Bears’ fourth forced turnover came with five minutes left in the fourth quarter, when Joey Stutzman jarred the ball loose from running back Quin Urwiler. Bears safety Robert Hinsberger picked the ball and ran to the 50. It was the third turnover in as many possessions for Batavia.“Our heads are just spinning,” Cooper said. “We don’t know really what to think, but our coaches are doing a great job of calming us down on the sideline. We’ve been in this situation before. We know how to react to it.”Lake Zurich advanced the ball to 14, but quarterback Evan Lewandowski fumbled and lost 4 yards, setting up Donnie Dawson for a 35-yard field goal, which the senior pulled left with 1:37 left.“He’s been money for us all year,” Bears tight end Matthijs Enters said of Dawson, who made 61 PAT kicks and 6 field goals this season. “It’s not his fault. We could have gained another 3 yards or something to not put him in that position. It’s a lot of pressure with a ton of people watching you. I don’t think I could have made that kick if I kicked it a million times.”Lake Zurich won the OT coin toss and elected to go on defense first. After Cooper threw the ball out of the end zone on first down, he dumped a pass to Stuttle over the middle inside the 5, and Stuttle raced into the end zone.“We ran that play a couple of times earlier in the game,” said Cooper, who finished 28 of 42 for 295 yards. “I was talking to Coach (Sean) Anderson on the headset, and he said it’s going to be open; I just got to be patient. Offensive line did a great job, and Tom did a great job of getting open. He made a play.”“Riley put (the ball) right where we needed it,” Stuttle said. “All I had to do was catch it.”Lake Zurich then got the ball. Stuttle tipped away Lewandowski’s intended pass to Enters by the right pylon on first down. Lewandowski then just missed Enters on a corner route in the end zone on second down.“I just missed him,” said Lewandowski, who threw TD passes of 6 and 39 yards to Enters in the second and third quarters, respectively. “My fault.”

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    Batavia’s Drew Iutzwig celebrates with his teammates following the Bulldogs’ 21-14 OT win over Lake Zurich in the Class 7A championship game at Huskie Stadium in DeKalb Saturday.

    Batavia’s ‘brothers’ savor their state championship dream
    A Batavia football team that lived by the postseason motto “one more week” fully embraced the opportunity to play one more period in Saturday’s Class 7A state championship game at Huskie Stadium.

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    Boys wrestling scoreboard: Saturday, Nov. 25 results
    High school wrestling results from meets of Saturday, Nov. 25.

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    Girls basketball scoreboard: Saturday, Nov. 25 results
    High school girls basketball results from games of Saturday, Nov. 25.

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    Boys basketball scoreboard: Saturday, Nov. 25 results
    High school boys basketball results from games of Saturday, Nov. 25.

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    Prospect finishes with victory over Highland Park at St. Viator

    Prospect’s boys basketball team used superb defensive results in the second quarter to wrap up tournament play at St. Viator with a victory on Saturday.

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    Wheaton Warrenville South edges Batavia for crown

    Wheaton Warrenville South’s boys basketball team edged Batavia 51-49 to win the Bulldogs’ Ken Peddy tournament Saturday night.

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    Libertyville’s Peterson reaches milestone in setback against Evanston

    Libertyville’s boys basketball team wrapped up tournament play at St. Viator with an 85-75 loss to Evanston on Saturday. Wildcats senior forward Drew Peterson eclipsed the career 1,000-point mark in the decision with another big performance.

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    Better start brings better result for Buffalo Grove

    Buffalo Grove’s boys basketball team shook off a strong challenge from Zion-Benton on Saturday to claim second place at the Bison Classic. The Bison opened a 22-point lead in the second quarter en route to a 61-48 win and finished with a 3-1 record for the invite.

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    Franklin leads St. Edward to Westminster title

    St. Edward’s boys basketball team defeated Westminster Christian 55-41 Saturday night to win the Westminster Christian Thanksgiving Tournament.

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    Williams-Gray’s colorful effort powers Carmel

    It’s safe to say that Damone Williams-Gray has his basketball legs back. The Carmel junior forward poured in a career- and game-high 29 points to lead the Corsairs to a decisive 67-52 victory over Grant on Saturday night in the final game of Grant’s Thanksgiving tournament.

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    South Elgin downs Burlington Central for Strombom crown

    South Elgin’s boys basketball team defeated Burlington Central 64-56 Saturday night to win the Strombom Thanksgiving Tournament in Sycamore.

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    Vegas Golden Knights center William Karlsson (71) celebrates his goal against the Arizona Coyotes with defenseman Colin Miller, middle, and Jonathan Marchessault (81) during the second period of an NHL hockey game Saturday, Nov. 25, 2017, in Glendale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)

    Knights win 5th straight with 2nd-period outburst

    The Vegas Golden Knights scored three goals in 1:42 span in the third period and held on to win their fifth game in a row, 4-2 over the Arizona Coyotes

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    Orange returns to lead Timothy Christian past Lisle

    Timothy Christian defeated Lisle at the Lisle Thanksgiving boys basketball tournament.

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    Houston Rockets guard James Harden argues a call during the first half of an NBA basketball game against the New York Knicks, Saturday, Nov. 25, 2017, in Houston. (AP Photo/Eric Christian Smith)

    Harden leads Rockets to 117-102 win over Knicks

    James Harden had 37 points and 10 assists as the Houston Rockets rallied back from an early deficit to beat the New York Knicks 117-102

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    St. Louis Blues' Dmitrij Jaskin, of Russia, scores past Minnesota Wild goalie Devan Dubnyk, right, during the first period of an NHL hockey game Saturday, Nov. 25, 2017, in St. Louis. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)

    Jaden Schwartz scores twice, Blues beat Wild 6-3

    Jaden Schwartz scored twice and Kyle Brodziak added a short-handed goal in the St. Louis Blues' 6-3 victory over the Minnesota Wild

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    Nathan Chen, of the United States, performs during the men's free skate at the 2017 Bridgestone Skate America, Saturday, Nov. 25, 2017, in Lake Placid, N.Y. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson)

    Miyahara leads Skate America ladies after short program

    Japan's Satoko Miyahara leads at Skate America following the short program, a promising sign for the 19-year-old Olympic hopeful following a hip injury earlier this year

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    Lawrence, San Diego beat N. Arizona 41-10 in FCS Playoffs

    Anthony Lawrence threw three touchdown passes and Emilio Martinez had 20 carries for 117 yards and a score to help San Diego beat Northern Arizona 41-10 in the first round of the FCS Playoffs

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    Washington defensive back Ezekiel Turner, right, runs with the ball after he intercepted a Washington State pass during the first half of an NCAA college football game, Saturday, Nov. 25, 2017, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)

    Purple Haze: Washington routs Washington State 41-14

    Myles Gaskin rushed for 192 yards and four touchdowns, Washington's defense forced four turnovers, and the 15th-ranked Huskies ended Washington State's hopes for a Pac-12 North title with a 41-14 thumping of the 14th-ranked Cougars

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    Lincoln-Way East pulls away late against Loyola

    Lincoln-Way East scored 10 points over the final 5:11 to earn a 23-14 victory over Loyola in the Class 8A high school football state championship game Saturday evening at Huskie Stadium in DeKalb.

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    Montreal Canadiens goaltender Carey Price celebrates with teammate Jacob de la Rose after defeating the Buffalo Sabres in an NHL hockey game in Montreal, Saturday, Nov. 25, 2017. (Graham Hughes/The Canadian Press via AP)

    Price returns to make 36 saves, Canadiens top Sabres 3-0

    Carey Price made 36 saves in his return from a lower-body injury and the Montreal Canadiens beat the Buffalo Sabres 3-0 to snap a five-game losing streak

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    Hersey goes 3-2 in Bison Classic

    Hersey’s girls basketball team completed a winning record in the Bison Classic at Buffalo Grove on Saturday by defeating Harlem 52-43 in the final round of the six-team event.

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    Washington Capitals' Alex Ovechkin celebrates his goal as Toronto Maple Leafs' Nazem Kadri and Mitchell Marner, right, are on the ice during the third period of an NHL hockey game in Toronto on Saturday, Nov. 25, 2017. (Chris Young/The Canadian Press via AP)

    Alex Ovechkin has hat trick, Capitals beat Maple Leafs 4-2

    Alex Ovechkin had a hat trick to help the Washington Capitals beat the Toronto Maple Leafs 4-2

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    Maine West easily passes ‘Pilgrim’ test

    Maine West’s girls basketball team won five games in the Hoffman Estates fifth annual “Pilgrim Classic’ by an average of 52.8 points and claimed the title on Saturday night with an 80-37 win over Lake Park (4-1).

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    BC-BKC--Charleston Southern-Illinois St. Box

    BC-BKC--Charleston Southern-Illinois St. Box CHARLESTON SOUTHERN 64, ILLINOIS ST. 62, OTCHARLESTON SOUTHERN (4-2) J.Jones 1-1 0-0 2, T.Jones 2-5 3-3 7, Buskey 1-5 0-1 3, Fleming 5-11 3-6 13, Keeling 6-20 1-2 13, Howard 3-6 1-4 7, McConico 3-10 0-0 8, David 1-3 1-1 3, Mitchell 3-4 1-1 8. Totals 25-65 10-18 64. ILLINOIS ST. (3-3) Fayne 4-9 5-8 13, Evans 8-20 5-5 26, Williams 3-6 0-0 8, Hein 0-2 0-0 0, Tinsley 1-8 2-2 4, Yarbrough 1-4 0-0 2, Litwiller 1-2 0-0 2, Bruninga 0-6 0-0 0, Je.Martin 1-2 0-0 3, Gassman 1-1 2-2 4, Clarance 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 20-60 14-17 62. Halftime_Illinois St. 34-33. End Of Regulation_Tied 59. 3-Point Goals_Charleston Southern 4-19 (McConico 2-7, Mitchell 1-1, Buskey 1-4, David 0-1, Fleming 0-2, Keeling 0-4), Illinois St. 8-33 (Evans 5-14, Williams 2-5, Je.Martin 1-1, Litwiller 0-1, Yarbrough 0-2, Bruninga 0-4, Tinsley 0-6). Fouled Out_None. Rebounds_Charleston Southern 46 (McConico 11), Illinois St. 35 (Fayne 13). Assists_Charleston Southern 8 (Fleming 3), Illinois St. 11 (Yarbrough, Fayne 2). Total Fouls_Charleston Southern 18, Illinois St. 19. A_3,831 (10,200).

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    BC-BKC--Charleston Southern-Illinois St. Long Box

    BC-BKC--Charleston Southern-Illinois St. Long Box CHARLESTON SOUTHERN 64, ILLINOIS ST. 62, OTFGFTRebCHARLESTON SOUTHERNMinM-AM-AO-TAPFPTSJ.Jones41-10-00-1032T.Jones272-53-31-2037Buskey311-50-12-6033Fleming365-113-63-73213Keeling436-201-21-82013McConico283-100-03-11028Howard273-61-45-5137Mitchell163-41-11-4128David131-31-11-2103Totals22525-6510-1817-4681864 Percentages: FG .385, FT .556. 3-Point Goals: 4-19, .211 (McConico 2-7, Mitchell 1-1, Buskey 1-4, David 0-1, Fleming 0-2, Keeling 0-4). Team Rebounds: 1. Team Turnovers: 13 (7 PTS). Blocked Shots: 0. Turnovers: 13 (McConico 3, Buskey 2, Keeling 2, T.Jones 2, David, Fleming, Howard, J.Jones). Steals: 4 (Buskey 2, T.Jones 2). Technical Fouls: None. FGFTRebILLINOIS ST.MinM-AM-AO-TAPFPTSFayne404-95-87-132213Evans398-205-51-51226Hein130-20-00-0130Tinsley371-82-22-9124Williams323-60-00-1148Bruninga240-60-02-4130Yarbrough141-40-00-1222Gassman111-12-20-1104Je.Martin101-20-00-1013Clarance30-00-00-0100Litwiller21-20-00-0002Totals22520-6014-1712-35111962 Percentages: FG .333, FT .824. 3-Point Goals: 8-33, .242 (Evans 5-14, Williams 2-5, Je.Martin 1-1, Litwiller 0-1, Yarbrough 0-2, Bruninga 0-4, Tinsley 0-6). Team Rebounds: 5. Team Turnovers: 14 (13 PTS). Blocked Shots: 6 (Fayne 4, Tinsley, Williams). Turnovers: 14 (Williams 4, Bruninga 2, Evans 2, Yarbrough 2, Clarance, Fayne, Je.Martin, Tinsley). Steals: 5 (Je.Martin 2, Bruninga, Fayne, Williams). Technical Fouls: None. Charleston Southern33265-64Illinois St.34253-62 A_3,831 (10,200).

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    Bullock, Providence run past Boston College 86-66

    Rodney Bullock had 20 points and netted the 1,000th point in his career, and Providence ran past Boston College 86-66

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    Auburn tight end Tucker Brown celebrates after the Iron Bowl NCAA college football game, Saturday, Nov. 25, 2017, in Auburn, Ala. Auburn won 26-14. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson)

    No. 6 Auburn beats No. 1 Alabama 26-14 in Iron Bowl

    Top 25 Capsules

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    New Jersey Devils left wing Brian Gibbons (39) celebrates with teammate Andy Greene (6) after scoring in overtime to defeat the Detroit Red Wings in an NHL hockey game Saturday, Nov. 25, 2017, in Detroit. (AP Photo/Duane Burleson)

    Gibbons scores in OT to lift Devils over Red Wings 4-3

    Brian Gibbons scored with 2:28 remaining in overtime to give the New Jersey Devils a 4-3 victory over the Detroit Red Wings

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    Toronto Raptors forward Norman Powell (24) shoots as Atlanta Hawks forward DeAndre' Bembry (95) defends during the second half of an NBA basketball game, Saturday, Nov. 25, 2017, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/John Amis)

    Raptors cruise to 112-78 win over Hawks

    The Toronto Raptors had 15 players score in double figures, jumped to an early, big lead and blew out the Atlanta Hawks 112-78

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    Larkin falls to Rockford Jefferson; Dundee-Crown 3rd at Sycamore

    Larkin’s boys basketball team couldn’t recover from a big halftime deficit Saturday and fell to Rockford Jefferson 69-58 at the Tip-Off Classic in Rockford.

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    New York Islanders' Jordan Eberle (7) celebrates his goal with Nick Leddy (2) against the Ottawa Senators during third period NHL hockey action in Ottawa, Saturday November 25, 2017. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang/The Canadian Press via AP)

    Islanders win third straight, beating Senators 2-1

    Anders Lee and Jordan Eberle scored, Nick Leddy had two assists and the New York Islanders beat Ottawa 2-1, handing the Senators their sixth loss in a row

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    College Basketball Scores

    Saturday, Nov. 25EAST Albany (NY) 78, Holy Cross 62 American U. 69, VMI 64 Brown 94, LIU Brooklyn 86 Colgate 77, Columbia 71 Delaware St. 68, Georgian Court 55 Michigan St. 77, UConn 57 NJIT 65, Drexel 53 Penn 101, Monmouth (NJ) 96, 4OT Pittsburgh 80, Lehigh 68 Providence 86, Boston College 66 Siena 85, Hofstra 76 TCU 89, St. Bonaventure 79 Tennessee Tech 90, Md.-Eastern Shore 60 Vermont 79, Yale 73 SOUTH Alcorn St. 103, Concordia (AL) 56 Appalachian St. 78, Davidson 62 Bethune-Cookman 95, Florida College 67 Bowling Green 78, Campbell 72 Chattanooga 95, Tennessee Wesleyan 60 Coll. of Charleston 55, Alaska Anchorage 46 E. Kentucky 99, Asbury 71 ETSU 83, Fort Wayne 73 Fairfield 75, Gardner-Webb 64 Florida Gulf Coast 70, Navy 54 Furman 78, Northeastern 67 Georgetown 82, Richmond 76 Jackson St. 75, Nebraska-Omaha 73, OT Liberty 96, Toccoa Falls 50 Maryland 80, New Mexico 65 McNeese St. 103, Southern University at New Orleans 79 Memphis 76, N. Kentucky 74 Miami 86, North Florida 65 Murray St. 81, S. Illinois 73 Radford 69, James Madison 68 SC-Upstate 88, Abilene Christian 78 SE Louisiana 73, MVSU 59 Southern Miss. 71, Youngstown St. 64 Tennessee St. 77, Kennesaw St. 74, OT Virginia Tech 96, Morehead St. 63 W. Carolina 82, Alabama A&M 72 William & Mary 79, Old Dominion 77 MIDWEST Ball St. 93, Indiana St. 85 Bradley 62, Georgia Southern 57 Creighton 103, SIU-Edwardsville 66 Dayton 73, Akron 60 Detroit 131, Siena Heights 69 Grambling St. 82, Rio Grande 76 Iowa St. 70, W. Illinois 45 Loyola of Chicago 75, Kent St. 60 Minnesota 89, Alabama 84 N. Colorado 63, South Dakota 62 N. Dakota St. 94, Stetson 58 Utah Valley 83, North Dakota 75, OT Valparaiso 79, UNC-Wilmington 70 W. Michigan 88, Northwood (MI) 59 Wright St. 68, Jacksonville 44 SOUTHWEST Houston 97, Incarnate Word 58 Rice 70, St. Thomas (TX) 59 Robert Morris 78, UALR 64 Texas Tech 103, Savannah St. 69 Texas-Arlington 95, Niagara 90 Tulsa 92, Cent. Arkansas 72 FAR WEST BYU 68, UMass 66 CS Bakersfield 64, Idaho 62 Denver 60, St. Francis Brooklyn 50 Nevada 67, Hawaii 54 Sam Houston St. 73, Santa Clara 59 Texas State 85, Pacific 78 Utah St. 77, New Hampshire 63 Weber St. 105, Black Hills State 52 ___

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    Murray St. pulls away from S. Illinois on Stark's 27 PTs

    Jonathan Stark scored 27 points and Terrell Miller Jr., had 16 points and 10 rebounds and Murray State beat Southern Illinois 81-73

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    Pittsburgh Penguins' Tristan Jarry (35) blocks a shot in front of Tampa Bay Lightning's Vladislav Namestnikov (90) with Brian Dumoulin (8) defending during the first period of an NHL hockey game in Pittsburgh, Saturday, Nov. 25, 2017. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)

    Crosby, Kessel carry Penguins past Lightning, 5-2

    Sidney Crosby and Phil Kessel each scored twice and the Pittsburgh Penguins beat the Tampa Bay Lightning 5-2 to end a season-high three-game losing streak

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    Grambling beats Southern 30-21 to win SWAC West

    Martez Carter caught a touchdown pass and ran for another score as Grambling defeated Southern, 30-21, at the Bayou Classic in the Mercedes-Benz Superdome

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    Alabama linebacker Shaun Dion Hamilton reacts as time runs out in the Iron Bowl NCAA college football game against Auburn, Saturday, Nov. 25, 2017, in Auburn, Ala. Auburn won 26-14. (AP Photo/Butch Dill)

    AP Top 25 Takeaways: A playoff without 'Bama? Very possible

    AP Top 25 Takeaways: A playoff without 'Bama? Very possible

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    Chicago Blackhawks right wing Patrick Kane (88) celebrates his goal with teammate Brandon Saad (20) during the second period of an NHL hockey game against the Florida Panthers, Saturday, Nov. 25, 2017, in Sunrise, Fla. (AP Photo/Terry Renna)

    Toews, Crawford help Blackhawks beat Panthers 4-1

    Jonathan Toews had a goal and two assists and Corey Crawford made 37 saves in his 400th NHL game to help the Chicago Blackhawks beat the Florida Panthers 4-1

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    Scott carries La. Tech to bowl eligibility in win over UTSA

    Boston Scott had 20 carries for 138 yards and a touchdown to help Louisiana Tech become bowl eligible with a 20-6 win over UT San Antonio

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    Benet claims Fenwick crown

    Benet defeated Fenwick at Fenwick’s boys basketball tournament.

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    Hollins' 3 TD passes help Prairie View beat Texas Southern

    Neiko Hollins was 26-of-41 passing for 319 yards and three touchdowns to help Prairie View A&M beat Texas Southern 30-16

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    Oregon running back Royce Freeman (21), runs for a second quarter touchdown against Oregon State in an NCAA college football game Saturday, Nov. 25, 2017 in Eugene, Ore. (AP Photo/Thomas Boyd)

    Oregon routs Oregon State 69-10 in the Civil War

    Royce Freeman set a new Pac-12 record for career rushing touchdowns while running for 122 yards and two scores in Oregon's 69-10 rout of Oregon State in the 121st Civil War game

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    Philadelphia 76ers guard T.J. McConnell (12) shoots over Orlando Magic guard Elfrid Payton (2) during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Saturday, Nov. 25, 2017, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Laurence Kesterson)

    J.J. Redick hits 8 3s, 76ers send Magic to 8th straight loss

    J.J. Redick hit eight 3-pointers and scored 29 points, and the Philadelphia 76ers cruised without the injured Ben Simmons to a 130-111 victory over the skidding Orlando Magic

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    St. Joseph tips St. Charles East in final seconds for tourney title

    Jordan Boyd tipped in a missed shot with 2.3 seconds left giving the St. Joseph boys basketball team a 62-60 win over St. Charles East on Saturday in the championship game of the Ron Johnson Thanksgiving Tournament.

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    Benet clips Naperville Central in OT for title

    Benet won the Benet/Naperville Central Tip Off Tournament girls basketball championship with an overtime victory against Naperville Central.

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    BC-BKC--W. Illinois-Iowa St. Box

    BC-BKC--W. Illinois-Iowa St. Box IOWA ST. 70, W. ILLINOIS 45W. ILLINOIS (4-1) Gilbeck 4-7 0-0 8, Webster 4-14 0-0 8, Duff 0-6 0-0 0, Usiosefe 4-8 0-0 10, Ancrum 5-14 2-2 14, Morgan 0-0 0-0 0, Hughes 0-0 0-0 0, Johnson 2-8 0-0 5, Bruster 0-1 0-0 0. Totals 19-58 2-2 45. IOWA ST. (4-2) Beverly 2-7 0-0 4, Young 0-1 1-2 1, Jackson 3-7 0-0 9, Weiler-Babb 2-7 1-2 6, Wigginton 8-16 1-2 21, Brase 1-4 0-0 3, Lard 7-9 0-0 14, Talley 0-4 0-0 0, Lewis 5-10 1-3 12. Totals 28-65 4-9 70. Halftime_Iowa St. 29-25. 3-Point Goals_W. Illinois 5-25 (Usiosefe 2-4, Ancrum 2-9, Johnson 1-3, Bruster 0-1, Duff 0-3, Webster 0-5), Iowa St. 10-30 (Wigginton 4-8, Jackson 3-7, Weiler-Babb 1-4, Brase 1-4, Lewis 1-4, Talley 0-1, Beverly 0-2). Fouled Out_None. Rebounds_W. Illinois 31 (Duff 7), Iowa St. 42 (Brase 9). Assists_W. Illinois 12 (Webster 5), Iowa St. 17 (Weiler-Babb 10). Total Fouls_W. Illinois 12, Iowa St. 9. A_13,647 (14,384).

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    BC-BKC--W. Illinois-Iowa St. Long Box

    BC-BKC--W. Illinois-Iowa St. Long Box IOWA ST. 70, W. ILLINOIS 45FGFTRebW. ILLINOISMinM-AM-AO-TAPFPTSGilbeck324-70-01-5138Duff280-60-00-7020Usiosefe274-80-00-50210Webster334-140-01-5518Ancrum405-142-21-53114Johnson182-80-00-3205Hughes80-00-00-0000Morgan80-00-00-0030Bruster60-10-00-1100Totals20019-582-23-31121245 Percentages: FG .328, FT 1.000. 3-Point Goals: 5-25, .200 (Usiosefe 2-4, Ancrum 2-9, Johnson 1-3, Bruster 0-1, Duff 0-3, Webster 0-5). Team Rebounds: 2. Team Turnovers: 13 (9 PTS). Blocked Shots: 3 (Gilbeck 2, Usiosefe). Turnovers: 13 (Gilbeck 4, Ancrum 3, Webster 3, Morgan 2, Johnson). Steals: 3 (Ancrum 2, Webster). Technical Fouls: None. FGFTRebIOWA ST.MinM-AM-AO-TAPFPTSBeverly192-70-05-7004Young230-11-20-4021Jackson333-70-00-2009Weiler-Babb342-71-21-71026Wigginton278-161-20-56021Brase201-40-00-9033Lard167-90-03-50214Talley150-40-00-1100Lewis135-101-31-20012Totals20028-654-910-4217970 Percentages: FG .431, FT .444. 3-Point Goals: 10-30, .333 (Wigginton 4-8, Jackson 3-7, Brase 1-4, Lewis 1-4, Weiler-Babb 1-4, Talley 0-1, Beverly 0-2). Team Rebounds: 3. Team Turnovers: 12 (24 PTS). Blocked Shots: 0. Turnovers: 12 (Brase 3, Lard 2, Weiler-Babb 2, Beverly, Jackson, Lewis, Wigginton, Young). Steals: 8 (Young 3, Beverly 2, Jackson, Talley, Weiler-Babb). Technical Fouls: None. W. Illinois2520-45Iowa St.2941-70 A_13,647 (14,384).

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    New Mexico State holds off Idaho 17-10

    Larry Rose III carried 22 times for 100 yards and two touchdowns and New Mexico State rang up a school-record 11 sacks in its 17-10 victory over Idaho on Saturday

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    Fans cheer as they rush the field after Auburn defeated Alabama 26-14 in the Iron Bowl NCAA college football game, Saturday, Nov. 25, 2017, in Auburn, Ala. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson)

    SEC fines Auburn $250,000 after fans storm field

    The Southeastern Conference has fined Auburn $250,000 after fans rushed onto the field to celebrate a win over No. 1 Alabama

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    Louisville quarterback Lamar Jackson scrambles past Kentucky defensive tackle Kordell Looney during the second half of an NCAA college football game, Saturday, Nov. 25, 2017, in Lexington, Ky. Louisville won the game 44-17. (AP Photo/David Stephenson)

    Louisville, Lamar Jackson roll past rival Kentucky 44-17

    Lamar Jackson's 372 yards and two passing TDs lead Louisville's 44-17 rout of rival Kentucky

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    College Basketball Scores

    Saturday, Nov. 25EAST Albany (NY) 78, Holy Cross 62 American U. 69, VMI 64 Brown 94, LIU Brooklyn 86 Colgate 77, Columbia 71 Delaware St. 68, Georgian Court 55 Michigan St. 77, UConn 57 NJIT 65, Drexel 53 Pittsburgh 80, Lehigh 68 Siena 85, Hofstra 76 TCU 89, St. Bonaventure 79 Tennessee Tech 90, Md.-Eastern Shore 60 Vermont 79, Yale 73 SOUTH Alcorn St. 103, Concordia (AL) 56 Appalachian St. 78, Davidson 62 Bethune-Cookman 95, Florida College 67 Bowling Green 78, Campbell 72 Chattanooga 95, Tennessee Wesleyan 60 Coll. of Charleston 55, Alaska Anchorage 46 E. Kentucky 99, Asbury 71 ETSU 83, Fort Wayne 73 Fairfield 75, Gardner-Webb 64 Florida Gulf Coast 70, Navy 54 Furman 78, Northeastern 67 Georgetown 82, Richmond 76 Jackson St. 75, Nebraska-Omaha 73, OT Liberty 96, Toccoa Falls 50 Maryland 80, New Mexico 65 McNeese St. 103, Southern University at New Orleans 79 Memphis 76, N. Kentucky 74 Miami 86, North Florida 65 Murray St. 81, S. Illinois 73 Radford 69, James Madison 68 SC-Upstate 88, Abilene Christian 78 SE Louisiana 73, MVSU 59 Southern Miss. 71, Youngstown St. 64 Tennessee St. 77, Kennesaw St. 74, OT Virginia Tech 96, Morehead St. 63 W. Carolina 82, Alabama A&M 72 William & Mary 79, Old Dominion 77 MIDWEST Ball St. 93, Indiana St. 85 Bradley 62, Georgia Southern 57 Creighton 103, SIU-Edwardsville 66 Dayton 73, Akron 60 Detroit 131, Siena Heights 69 Iowa St. 70, W. Illinois 45 Loyola of Chicago 75, Kent St. 60 Minnesota 89, Alabama 84 N. Colorado 63, South Dakota 62 N. Dakota St. 94, Stetson 58 Utah Valley 83, North Dakota 75, OT Valparaiso 79, UNC-Wilmington 70 W. Michigan 88, Northwood (MI) 59 Wright St. 68, Jacksonville 44 SOUTHWEST Houston 97, Incarnate Word 58 Rice 70, St. Thomas (TX) 59 Robert Morris 78, UALR 64 Texas Tech 103, Savannah St. 69 Texas-Arlington 95, Niagara 90 Tulsa 92, Cent. Arkansas 72 FAR WEST BYU 68, UMass 66 CS Bakersfield 64, Idaho 62 Denver 60, St. Francis Brooklyn 50 Nevada 67, Hawaii 54 Sam Houston St. 73, Santa Clara 59 Utah St. 77, New Hampshire 63 ___

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    College Basketball Scores

    Saturday, Nov. 25EAST Albany (NY) 78, Holy Cross 62 American U. 69, VMI 64 Brown 94, LIU Brooklyn 86 Colgate 77, Columbia 71 Delaware St. 68, Georgian Court 55 Michigan St. 77, UConn 57 NJIT 65, Drexel 53 Pittsburgh 80, Lehigh 68 Siena 85, Hofstra 76 TCU 89, St. Bonaventure 79 Tennessee Tech 90, Md.-Eastern Shore 60 Vermont 79, Yale 73 SOUTH Alcorn St. 103, Concordia (AL) 56 Appalachian St. 78, Davidson 62 Bethune-Cookman 95, Florida College 67 Bowling Green 78, Campbell 72 Chattanooga 95, Tennessee Wesleyan 60 Coll. of Charleston 55, Alaska Anchorage 46 E. Kentucky 99, Asbury 71 ETSU 83, Fort Wayne 73 Fairfield 75, Gardner-Webb 64 Florida Gulf Coast 70, Navy 54 Furman 78, Northeastern 67 Georgetown 82, Richmond 76 Jackson St. 75, Nebraska-Omaha 73, OT Liberty 96, Toccoa Falls 50 Maryland 80, New Mexico 65 McNeese St. 103, Southern University at New Orleans 79 Memphis 76, N. Kentucky 74 Miami 86, North Florida 65 Murray St. 81, S. Illinois 73 Radford 69, James Madison 68 SC-Upstate 88, Abilene Christian 78 SE Louisiana 73, MVSU 59 Southern Miss. 71, Youngstown St. 64 Tennessee St. 77, Kennesaw St. 74, OT Virginia Tech 96, Morehead St. 63 W. Carolina 82, Alabama A&M 72 William & Mary 79, Old Dominion 77 MIDWEST Ball St. 93, Indiana St. 85 Bradley 62, Georgia Southern 57 Creighton 103, SIU-Edwardsville 66 Dayton 73, Akron 60 Detroit 131, Siena Heights 69 Iowa St. 70, W. Illinois 45 Loyola of Chicago 75, Kent St. 60 Minnesota 89, Alabama 84 N. Colorado 63, South Dakota 62 N. Dakota St. 94, Stetson 58 Utah Valley 83, North Dakota 75, OT Valparaiso 79, UNC-Wilmington 70 W. Michigan 88, Northwood (MI) 59 Wright St. 68, Jacksonville 44 SOUTHWEST Houston 97, Incarnate Word 58 Rice 70, St. Thomas (TX) 59 Robert Morris 78, UALR 64 Texas Tech 103, Savannah St. 69 Texas-Arlington 95, Niagara 90 Tulsa 92, Cent. Arkansas 72 FAR WEST BYU 68, UMass 66 CS Bakersfield 64, Idaho 62 Denver 60, St. Francis Brooklyn 50 Nevada 67, Hawaii 54 Sam Houston St. 73, Santa Clara 59 Utah St. 77, New Hampshire 63 ___

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    Left to right, Batavia’s Riley Cooper, Nolan Eike, Tommy Stuttle, Michael Niemiec and Batavia’s Maxwell McFadden hold their first-place trophy following their 21-14 OT win over Lake Zurich during the Class 7A championship game at Huskie Stadium in DeKalb Saturday.

    Images: Lake Zurich vs. Batavia 7A championship football

    Lake Zurich faced Batavia in the IHSA Class 7A championship football game on Saturday, Nov. 25 in DeKalb.

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    Michigan State quarterback Brian Lewerke throws a pass against Rutgers during the first half of an NCAA college football game, Saturday, Nov. 25, 2017, in Piscataway, N.J. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)

    No. 21 Michigan State flips 2016 record, goes 9-3

    Brian Lewerke threw for a touchdown and ran for another as No. 21 Michigan State defeated Rutgers 33-7 Saturday to cap a terrific turnaround season that should get the Spartans into one of the nation's better postseason bowl games

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    No. 6 Notre Dame tops No. 17 USF, 76-66

    No. 6 Notre Dame reaches the Gulf Coast Showcase final, topping No. 17 USF 76-66

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    Portland Trail Blazers guard CJ McCollum (3) goes to the basket against Washington Wizards forward Markieff Morris (5) during the second half of an NBA basketball game, Saturday, Nov. 25, 2017, in Washington. The Trail Blazers won 108-105. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)

    McCollum helps Blazers to 108-105 comeback win over Wizards

    C.J. McCollum scored 26 points, including seven straight during a 10-0 game-closing run, and the Portland Trail Blazers overcame a 17-point fourth-quarter deficit to defeat the short-handed Washington Wizards 108-105

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    San Antonio Spurs' Kyle Anderson, center, is fouled as he drives between Charlotte Hornets' Michael Carter-Williams, left, and Jeremy Lamb, right, during the first half of an NBA basketball game in Charlotte, N.C., Saturday, Nov. 25, 2017. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton)

    Gasol, Aldridge lead Spurs past cold-shooting Hornets 106-86

    Pau Gasol and LaMarcus Aldridge both had 17 points and seven rebounds, and the San Antonio Spurs held the Charlotte Hornets to 36 percent shooting in a 106-86 win on Saturday night

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    Vanderbilt mascot Mr. Commodore (1) celebrates with running back Ralph Webb (7) and wide receiver Trey Ellis (36) after an NCAA college football game against Tennessee, Saturday, Nov. 25, 2017, in Knoxville, Tenn. (AP Photo/Wade Payne)

    Vandy whips Tennessee 42-24 to cap Vols' dismal season

    Webb, Shurmur help Vanderbilt whip Tennessee 42-24 to cap Vols' dismal season

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    Second-half surge helps Fremd past Mundelein

    A strong second-half start helped Fremd’s boys basketball team to a 64-42 victory over host Mundelein in the final game of the Mustang Thanksgiving tournament Saturday.

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    Historic Moore/Prettyman triumph for Libertyville

    Libertyville couldn’t have asked for a better start to its wrestling season than the one the Wildcats got Saturday night at the 27th Annual Moore/Prettyman Invitational in Barrington.

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    Balkcom, Mack help Jacobs past Palatine

    Jacobs’ boys basketball team overcame a tough start to earn a 58-47 win over Palatine on Saturday in the third-place game of the Ed Molitor Thanksgiving Classic at Palatine.

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    Auburn fans storm the field after the Iron Bowl NCAA college football game between Auburn and Alabama on Saturday, Nov. 25, 2017, in Auburn, Ala. Auburn defeated Alabama 26-14. (Albert Cesare/The Montgomery Advertiser via AP)

    No. 6 Auburn tops No. 1 Alabama 26-14, earns SEC title shot

    Jarrett Stidham passed for 237 yards and ran for a fourth-quarter touchdown and No. 6 Auburn beat top-ranked Alabama 26-14 Saturday with a division title on the line

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    Shibutanis lead after short dance at Skate America

    American ice dancers Maia and Alex Shibutani put themselves on track for a second Grand Prix event victory by winning the short dance at Skate America

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    UCLA forward Monique Billings, left, grabs a rebound over Creighton forward Jaylyn Agnew during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game Saturday, Nov. 25, 2017, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/John Locher)

    No. 5 UCLA beats Creighton in Las Vegas Shootout

    Kennedy Burke had 17 points and six rebounds to lead No. 5 UCLA over Creighton 72-63 in the Las Vegas Shootout

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    Stevenson tops York for Molitor title

    In its first appearance in the Ed Molitor Thanksgiving tournament at Palatine, the Stevenson Patriots boys basketball team was a champion.

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    Oklahoma quarterback Baker Mayfield (6) carries past West Virginia safety Dravon Askew-Henry (6) and defensive lineman Ezekiel Rose (91) in the second quarter of an NCAA college football game in Norman, Okla., Saturday, Nov. 25, 2017. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)

    Mayfield leads No. 3 Oklahoma past West Virginia, 59-31

    Baker Mayfield threw for 281 yards and three touchdowns after being punished for directing a lewd gesture toward the Kansas bench last week, and Oklahoma routed West Virginia 59-31 to maintain its momentum heading into the Big 12 Championship game

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    Bartlett’s Hare hits for 28 more in win over St. Joe’s

    One night after scoring 34 points and eclipsing the 1,000 point mark for her career, Bartlett senior Kayla Hare was at it again Saturday. Hare scored 28 points to lead the Hawks’ girls basketball team to a 56-45 win over St. Joe’s in the final game of the Naperville Central/Benet Tip-Off Tournament.

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    St. Viator’s Jeremiah Hernandez absorbs a foul from Conant’s Ryan Davis in the first quarter of Joe Majkowski Thanksgiving tournament play at St. Viator on Saturday.

    Perfect tourney finish for St. Viator

    For St. Viator’s Jeremiah Hernandez and his boys basketball teammates, this week’s season-opening Joe Majkowski Thanksgiving Tournament was more than just an opportunity to get the season off to a good start.

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    Prairie Ridge’s Zach Gulbransen carries the ball while teammate Jeffrey Jenkins looks to block during the Class 6A championship game against Nazareth at Huskie Stadium in DeKalb Saturday.

    Images: Prairie Ridge vs. Nazareth 6A championship football

    Prairie Ridge faced Nazareth in the IHSA Class 6A championship football game on Saturday, Nov. 25 in DeKalb.

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    Oregon's Sabrina Ionescu (20) gets a shot off over Oklahoma's Gileysa Penzo (12) in the second half of an NCAA college basketball game during the Phil Knight Invitational tournament in Eugene, Ore., Saturday, Nov. 25, 2017. (AP Photo/Timothy J. Gonzalez)

    [No. 10 Oklahoma beats Oregon in PK80 Invitational

    Sabrina Ionescu scored 28 points and Ruthy Hebard had 15 points and 15 rebounds to lead No. 10 Oregon to a 92-74 victory over Oklahoma at the PK80 Invitational

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    Marian Catholic hands West Aurora first loss

    Marian Catholic defeated West Aurora 70-45 Saturday in the championship game of the War-Hawk girls basketball tournament at Waubonsie Valley.

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    San Jose State upsets Wyoming to end 10-game slide

    DeJon Packer raced 44 yards for a touchdown with 2:09 left and San Jose State snapped a 10-game skid with a 20-17 victory over Wyoming

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    Washington star Dante Pettis injured in early in Apple Cup

    Washington star wide receiver and punt returner Dante Pettis was helped off the field with an apparent lower left leg injury in the first quarter of the Apple Cup against Washington State

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    Georgia Southern upsets Ragin' Cajuns 34-24

    Wesley Fields rushed for a career-high 186 yards and a touchdown on 23 carries and Georgia Southern defeated Louisiana-Lafayette 34-24

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    S. Dakota recovers late goal-line fumble, advances 38-31

    South Dakota's defense forced a goal-line fumble in the final 27 seconds and recovered it in the end zone for a wild 38-31 finish in the school's first-ever playoff game, defeating another first-timer in Nicholls State

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    Penn State quarterback Trace McSorley throws to a receiver in the first half of an NCAA college football game against Maryland in College Park, Md., Saturday, Nov. 25, 2017. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

    McSorley leads No. 12 Penn State to 66-3 rout of Maryland

    Trace McSorley threw two touchdown passes and ran for a score to cap an outstanding regular season and carry No. 12 Penn State past Maryland 66-3

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    Hughes helps Warren rally past Taft

    Jordyn Hughes poured in 24 points as Warren’s girls basketball team rallied to edge Taft 48-42 in final-round action of the Niles North Thanksgiving tournament on Saturday.

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    Chicago Bears running back Jordan Howard will face a tough task Sunday going up against the league’s top run defense in the Eagles. Howard is averaging 4.4 yards per carry and has exceeded 100 yards in three of his last five games. But the Eagles allow an NFL-best 71 yards per game on the ground.

    Chicago Bears strong run game up against tough Eagles defense

    What the Bears do best offensively, running the ball, is what the Eagles do best defensively. The Bears are No. 5 in rushing yards and No. 6 in average gain per rush. But the Eagles allow an NFL-best 71 yards per game on the ground.

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    Muldrow leads No. 11 West Virginia women past Va Tech 79-61

    MVP Teana Muldrow had 23 points and 11 rebounds and No. 11 West Virginia won the Paradise Jam Island Division with a 79-61 win over Virginia Tech

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    Nutile throws 3 TD passes; Temple beats Tulsa 43-22

    Frank Nutile threw for 262 yards and three touchdowns and Temple beat Tulsa 43-22 to become bowl eligible

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    North Carolina cornerback K.J. Sails (9) is blocked by North Carolina State's Germaine Pratt (3) as North Carolina State running back Nyheim Hines (7) runs the ball during the first half of an NCAA college football game in Raleigh, N.C., Saturday, Nov. 25, 2017. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome)

    Hines' career day leads NC State past UNC, 33-21

    Nyheim Hines rushed for a career-best 196 yards and two long touchdowns, and North Carolina State beat North Carolina 33-21

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    No. 23 Missouri women top No. 21 Cal 55-52 in Cal Classic

    Amber Smith and Sophie Cunningham scored 11 points apiece and No. 23 Missouri handed No. 21 California a rare loss in the Cal Classic, 55-52

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    Prairie Ridge’s Samson Evans eludes the Nazareth defense for a 78-yard punt return and a touchdown during the Class 6A championship game at Huskie Stadium in DeKalb Saturday.

    Prairie Ridge wins second straight Class 6A state title

    Prairie Ridge won the Class 6A state football championship Saturday, beating Nazareth 28-21 at Huskie Stadium in DeKalb.

Business

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    Shoppers walk back to their cars at the Garden State Plaza on Saturday, Nov. 25, 2017, in Paramus, N.J. Parking lots were full and shopping bags were plentiful in some places Saturday as holiday gift-seekers were out looking for bargains, even as the competition among retailers to offer earlier deals and snag customers first has pulled sales forward. (AP Photo/Anne D'Innocenzio)

    Shoppers out seeking deals, though sales have crept earlier

    Parking lots were full and shopping bags were plentiful in some places Saturday as holiday gift-seekers were out

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    Hammond eyes redevelopment of industrial site on lakefront

    The city of Hammond seeks to redevelop a former industrial site that juts into Lake Michigan at Indiana's northwestern border with Illinois

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    The HomePod speaker on display at the Apple Worldwide Developers Conference in San Jose, California.

    Why Apple’s homepod is three years behind Amazon’s echo

    Apple audio engineers had been working on an early version of the HomePod speaker for about two years in 2014 when they were blindsided by the Echo, a smart speaker from Amazon.com with a voice-activated assistant named Alexa.

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    The Justice Department intends to sue AT&T to stop its $85 billion purchase of Time Warner, according to a person familiar with the matter who was not authorized to discuss the suit ahead of its official filing.

    AT&T-Time Warner antitrust suit leaves tech firms wary

    More aggressive federal enforcement of antitrust laws may not prove to be good news for tech giants that have grown wildly profitable over the past decade as they’ve squashed some rivals while gobbling up others.

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    The iPhone X is Apple’s highest-end smartphone. =

    4 cutting-edge gifts for the techie in your life

    There is probably someone you go to for help for all your technology needs. So how can you give something good to the tech-savvy person in your life? Here are some suggestions for gifts to delight those who are always looking at the hottest tech trends and products.iPhone XApple’s highest-end smartphone is kitted out with all the bells and whistles at its disposal — especially facial recognition technology that has supplanted the trusty fingerprint reader. As with all cutting-edge tech, this isn’t for the faint of heart, both in terms of price and in willingness to try something new. You still won’t find a headphone jack with the The iPhone X. Apple also ditched the home button in favor of new navigation gestures that may take some time to get used to. But, you do get advanced camera features and a larger screen (5.85 inches, in case you’re wondering) that takes up nearly all of the smartphone’s front. You also get access to Apple’s full suite of augmented reality features, including games that blend the real and digital worlds as well as animated emoji. Apple also promises better battery life and a water resistant body, so it should be able to take what your day throws at it.Price: $999 and upKindle OasisAmazon has finally made a waterproof Kindle — the second-generation Kindle Oasis. While e-readers may not top your mental list of cutting-edge gadgets, there is enough additional tech in this super-light premium device to warrant it. The e-reader is designed to fit well in hand and boasts weeks of battery life. The new Kindle Oasis has a larger screen — at seven inches with an adaptive light in front that automatically adjusts to fit the environment around you. It also syncs with your Audible audiobooks, so you can listen or read, or use the e-reader as a repository for your audiobooks. Just keep in mind that you’ll need wireless headphones to listen because there isn’t a headphone jack. The Oasis is available in 8 GB and 32 GB models. (Amazon chief executive Jeffrey P. Bezos owns The Washington Post)Price: $249.99 for 8GBPixelbookGoogle’s Pixelbook is a premium Chromebook — the line of laptops that run Google’s Chrome OS. While most Chromebooks are aimed at budget-conscious consumers such as students, the Pixelbook has a $1,000 price tag and aims for those who take their work and play seriously. You can only use apps that are available through Google’s mobile app Play store; the variety on the store is good, however. The lightweight laptop functions more like a tablet with a keyboard, but it has a two-way hinge that lets it operate as a traditional laptop, or flat like a tablet. You can even bend it backward if you’d like. That mode is particularly good for watching video. If you decide to buy the $99 pen, you’ll find that it serves as a suitable note taker and sketching implement — though it’s not as sensitive as, say, the Apple Pen for the iPad.Price: $999Sphero Mini

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    The iPhone X is Apple’s highest-end smartphone.

    Why this year’s top tech gifts cost about $1,000

    You may notice something different about the prices of the tech products that companies are pushing the hardest this year: They’re four digits.Technology companies, which make the bulk of their money during the holiday season, are starting to diversify more and move upscale. Which means there are more Lamborghinis and Ferraris of tech sitting in the spots that used to be occupied by Lexuses. (Splashy tech gifts, after all, are never that cheap.)Take mobile phones released this fall, for instance: Apple’snewest premium phone, theiPhone X, is $999 - far more than the $649 that used to net you the latest iPhone. Samsung’s Galaxy Note 8 starts at $950, up from $850 from last year.The same is true of marquee products from Google. Its new Pixelbook laptop, the latest member of its generally cheap Chromebook line, is selling for $999. (You can get a Chromebook for about $300, on average.) And Microsoft’s Surface Book 2, which has a detachable 13-inch screen that makes a tablet out of your laptop, remains $1,500 to start - unless you’re tempted to buy the new $2,499 15-inch model.Compare those prices against the average amount that U.S. adults plan to spend on tech gifts this year: $478, according to the Consumer Technology Association, a tech industry lobbying group. Even among the biggest potential spenders (in this case, adults between 35 and 44), the average is just $674. While an average may not represent what everyone’s willing to spend, it is notable that the price of just one gift can be more than double that budget.So, what’s with the price increase of top-tier products? For one, companies have put more into their devices. In Apple’s case, the iPhone X bringsfacial-recognition technology and a nearly all-screen front to the iPhone for the first time. The Galaxy Note 8 packs in new multitasking features that bring you closer than ever to a handheld computer. The Pixelbook has a flexible hinge that lets you flip its keyboard behind the screen, making it a more versatile laptop option. And the Surface Book 2, in addition to offering that model with two extra inches, is more powerful than ever and edges toward a portable desktop.This brings us to another reason for the price hike: This new and experimental technology is expensive to build. Take the iPhone’s new OLED screen, or the facial-recognition sensor. Theyhaven’t been around long enough for the company to produce cheaply.Is it allworth it? Based on my time with them, these products are well made andlive up to their top-of-the-line status.But they do have imperfections that may make many balk at spending a grand. Apple’s Face ID, while impressive, doesn’t work 100 percent of the time. The Surface Book 2 has a bit of a wobble problem with its display. These are the kinds of things that early adopters might be happy to take in stride, but not everyone else would be.There’s also the fact that, with their higher prices, these mobile devicesare competing with desktops that can simply offer more bang for their buck in productivity. And there’s a greater chance for buyer’s remorse when you’re spending a desktop’s worth of money on a smartphone that - no matter its sophistication or cost - will always have an on-screen keyboard prone to typos. Or, as is the case with the Pixelbook, a laptop that still runs what are essentially mobile apps.So this is a year to shop around more than ever and think about how badly you want the newest features, and whether you can wait for some of them to trickle down a tier. You may, for example, decide it’s better to pick up an iPhone 8 or iPhone 7 with extra storage capacity rather than an iPhone X with a fancy feature you may not use. And, of course, you may still find that dropping $1,000 on a single item still makes sense for you.

Life & Entertainment

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    Cold, dark days can cause a type of depression called seasonal affective disorder.

    The change of seasons and less sunlight can affect your mood

    Almost all of us feel sad when fall makes way for a long and cold winter. But bad weather, cold temperatures and the dark days affect some people more than others. Here are some common symptoms of seasonal affective disorder.

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    Teri Dreher

    Three signs that you’re a difficult patient

    Difficult patients come in all shapes and sizes, but they all have one thing in common: they make life harder for their health care providers. Are you one of them? Here are three signs that your providers might think you’re a difficult patient.

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    “The Fox Valley Nutcracker” will be performed at the Batavia Fine Arts Centre.

    Weekend picks: ‘Nutcracker’ leaps into Batavia Fine Arts Centre

    Fox Valley Ballet stages its spin on the classic Christmas ballet with “The Fox Valley Nutcracker” this weekend. More on this, Larry Reeb at Zanies, Wicker Park Bucktown’s Chillfest, Linda Eder at the North Shore Center for the Performing Arts and much more.

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    Former “CBS Evening News” anchor Dan Rather will discuss his book “What Unites Us” in Pfeiffer Hall, on the campus of North Central College in Naperville.

    Author events: Dan Rather discusses his book at NCC

    Renowned journalist Dan Rather discusses “What Unites Us” Wednesday, Nov. 29, in Pfeiffer Hall at North Central College in Naperville. More on this and other author events, like appearances by Tina Brown, Dr. Meg Jay and more, in the Chicago area this week.

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    “Great Hiking Trails of the World” is a coffee table-style book offering photos and descriptions of 80 trails in 38 countries on six continents around the world.

    A look at travel books to inspire trips or to give as gifts

    Travel books can get you dreaming. They can provide practical information for your trips. And they can also just tell a good story.

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    When to test your home for radon

    Q: How important is radon as a cause of lung cancer? Should I get my home tested?

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    Readers offer corrections on closing procedures

    It’s my own fault. I’m breaking the rule I made maybe 40 years ago that says to stay away from items about real estate closings. The settlement procedures in which sellers finally turn over ownership to buyers vary widely from one area to another.

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    Can mortgage shoppers rely on the APR?

    APR stands for “Annual Percentage Rate.” It is designed to be a comprehensive measure of the cost of credit that mortgage borrowers can use to compare loans. However, because homeowers often refinance or sell their homes before the loan term ends, often 30 years, the APR can be an ineffective tool for comparing mortgages.

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    Handling privacy concerns for email and phone information

    I want to revisit an issue addressed in the Nov. 11 column regarding the amendment to Section 19(a) (7) of the Condominium Property Act. The amendment, effective Jan. 1, provides that the board must maintain a list of the email addresses and telephone numbers of all members for examination and copying by unit owners.

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    Alex Hogh Andersen stars in “Vikings,” which opens its fifth season Wednesday, Nov. 29, on History.

    ‘Vikings’ star forges ahead in Season 5 of the History drama

    Getting into the mindset of a ruthless 13th-century Viking leader isn’t a problem for Alex Hogh Andersen — Ivar the Boneless on History’s “Vikings.” But crawling around in the mud and doing some of the other things he’s called upon to do as the paraplegic Ivar, that can get rough.

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    A low sideboard piece like the one shown here has many benefits. The top surface may be used as an auxiliary serving top where you can place a large salad bowl, stacked dessert plates, a coffee pot or a warming tray.

    Prepare the dining room for the holidays

    There is no month more appropriate than November to focus on your dining room for the upcoming winter holidays. Here are a few suggestions for those who have limited space and expect a swelling of guests this year

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