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NFL Bid to Dismiss Super Bowl Ticket Suit Nixed
DALLAS (AP) -- A federal judge has rejected the NFL's request that she throw out a lawsuit filed by ticket holders displaced during the seating fiasco at the Super Bowl at Cowboys Stadium.
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1st Penn State Abuse Suit Comes From New Accuser
STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) -- Penn State leaders have pledged to raise ethics ''to a new level'' at the university, where students are struggling to come to grips with criminal allegations against former assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky.
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Eastern Illinois Edges Maine 85-80 in Overtime
CHARLESTON, Ill. (AP) -- Jeremy Granger scored all nine Eastern Illinois points in overtime as the Panthers beat Maine 85-80 on Wednesday night.
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Illinois State Rolls Past Chicago State 85-41
NORMAL, Ill. (AP) -- Jon Ekey scored 19 points and Tyler Brown had 18, on six 3-point shots, and Illinois State rolled to an 85-41 victory over Chicago State Wednesday night.
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With Lockout Nearing End, Basketball Back in Focus
NEW YORK (AP) -- These are the kinds of negotiations NBA fans have been waiting for.
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Stanford Assistant Coach Chester McGlockton Dies
STANFORD, Calif. (AP) -- Stanford assistant coach and four-time Pro Bowl defensive lineman Chester McGlockton has died.
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Coyotes Beat Sluggish Blackhawks 4-1
CHICAGO (AP) -- Mike Smith made 24 saves, Ray Whitney had a goal and two assists, and the Phoenix Coyotes beat the Chicago Blackhawks 4-1 on Tuesday night.
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NBA Teams May Host Player Workouts Again
MIAMI (AP) -- NBA arenas are about to be unlocked.
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Shurna, Northwestern Top Georgia Tech, 76-60
ATLANTA (AP) -- John Shurna, the Big Ten's leading scorer, had 25 points to lead Northwestern past Georgia Tech 76-60 on Tuesday night in the Big Ten/ACC Challenge.
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Illinois Defeats Maryland 71-62
COLLEGE PARK, Md. (AP) -- Sam Maniscalco scored 24 points, Brandon Paul had 17 and undefeated Illinois pulled away to a 71-62 victory over Maryland on Tuesday night in the Big Ten/ACC Challenge.
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Griffin, Taliaferro Honored
PARK RIDGE, Ill. (AP) -- Ohio State's Archie Griffin and Indiana's George Taliaferro have been honored with post-career awards by the Big Ten Conference.
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Injured Iwuh is Waived by Bears
LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) -- The Chicago Bears placed special-teams contributor Brian Iwuh on the waived/injured list and promoted linebacker Patrick Trahan from the practice squad on Tuesday.
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Lions DT Ndamukong Suh Suspended 2 Games
NEW YORK (AP) -- The NFL has suspended Detroit defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh for two games after stomping an opponent in a Thanksgiving Day game.
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AP Source: Jags Being Sold To Illinois Businessman
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) -- A person familiar with the decision says Jaguars owner Wayne Weaver is selling the team to Illinois businessman Shahid Khan.
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Hearings Delayed For Penn State Administrators
STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) -- Court hearings have been delayed for two Penn State administrators charged with lying to a grand jury investigating child sex abuse allegations against former assistant coach Jerry Sandusky.
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Syracuse Police Change Sex Abuse Reporting Policy
SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) -- Syracuse police say they will change the way they handle sexual abuse allegations after it took nine years to start a formal investigation from the time the first accusations were raised against a former Syracuse University assistant basketball coach.
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Utah Valley Turns Back Northern Illinois 58-47
OREM, Utah (AP) -- Isiah Williams scored 15 points and Geddes Robinson posted his fourth double-double of the season to lead Utah Valley to a 58-47 victory over Northern Illinois on Monday night.
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Koenning Takes Over At Illinois
CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) -- Illinois interim head coach Vic Koenning is tasked with getting a downtrodden team prepared for a likely bowl game.
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Boeheim Supports Decision To Fire Fine
SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) -- Syracuse coach Jim Boeheim says he supports the university's decision to fire his longtime assistant Bernie Fine and that he ''deeply regrets'' his initial statements that may have been insensitive to victims of abuse.
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Saint Louis Beats Oklahoma 83-63
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) -- Brian Conklin tied a career-high 25 points to help Saint Louis beat Oklahoma 83-63 on Sunday night, capturing the 76 Classic championship.
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NBA Season Would Require Back-To-Back-To-Backs
NEW YORK (AP) -- The NBA regular season would run through April 26 and require teams to play at least one set of back-to-back-to-back games if a new labor deal is ratified in time to start on Christmas.
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Backes, Russell Lift Blues Over Blue Jackets 2-1
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) -- David Backes scored in the third period to lift the St. Louis Blues over the Columbus Blue Jackets 2-1 on Sunday night in coach Ken Hitchcock's first game against his former club.
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Raiders Get 6 FGs In 25-20 Win Over Bears
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) -- Sebastian Janikowski kicked a team-record six field goals and the Oakland Raiders took advantage of three interceptions from Chicago's fill-in starter Caleb Hanie to beat the Bears 25-20 Sunday.
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Wells Carries Cardinals Past Rams 23-20
ST. LOUIS (AP) -- Patrick Peterson tied the NFL record with his fourth punt return for a touchdown this season, Beanie Wells set a franchise mark with 228 yards rushing, and the Arizona Cardinals won their seventh in a row in St. Louis with a 23-20 victory Sunday over the Rams.
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Zook Says Illini Just A Few Wins Short Of Success
CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) -- Hours after he was fired as football coach at Illinois Ron Zook is thanking the university and his players for what he called ''seven special years.''
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Illinois Fires Zook After 0-6 Collapse
CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) -- A University of Illinois official tells The Associated Press that coach Ron Zook has been fired after seven seasons.
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Local Sports Roundup 11/27/11
Local scores from the Galesburg Thanksgiving Tournament and other playoff scores.
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Monmouth College Knocked Out of D3 Playoffs
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) -- St. Thomas has surged on to the next level of the NCAA Division III football playoffs.
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Gray Guides Minnesota Past Skidding Illinois
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- MarQueis Gray rushed for 167 yards and two touchdowns and threw for another score, guiding Minnesota past backsliding Illinois 27-7 on Saturday in the season finale and sending the Fighting Illini to their sixth straight defeat.
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WIU Edges North Dakota
GRAND FORKS, N.D. (AP) -- Terell Parks had 17 points and 11 rebounds and Western Illinois held on to beat North Dakota 65-62 on Saturday.
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Nevada Beats Bradley
HOFFMAN ESTATES, Ill. (AP) -- Malik Story scored 20 points, including two free throws with 6 seconds left, and Nevada held on for a 64-59 victory Saturday over Bradley on the final day of the Chicago Invitational Challenge.
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Boise St. Pulls Past NIU
BOISE, Idaho (AP) -- Anthony Drmic scored 18 points and Jeff Elorriaga added 14 to help Boise State to a 71-57 victory over Northern Illinois on Saturday night.
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Brunette, Toews Score to Help Blackhawks Top Kings
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Jonathan Toews scored the go-ahead goal in the second period, Andrew Brunette also found the net and Duncan Keith had two assists, leading the Chicago Blackhawks to a 2-1 victory over the Los Angeles Kings on Saturday night.
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Tentative Deal Moves NBA Lockout Closer to End
NEW YORK (AP) -- NBA Commissioner David Stern accepted some congratulations, headed for another short night of sleep, then planned to brief his owners on a deal that could change the way they do business.
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NBA Owners, Players Reach Tentative Deal
NEW YORK (AP) -- NBA owners and players have reached a tentative agreement to end the lockout.
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Blues' Elliot Gets Third Shutout Of Season
ST. LOUIS (AP) -- Brian Elliott stopped 24 shots in his third shutout this season, David Backes added a goal and an assist and the St. Louis Blues beat the Calgary Flames 2-0 on Friday night.
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Sharp Has Hat Trick, Blackhawks Beat Ducks
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) -- Patrick Sharp scored the tying and go-ahead goals in a 2:01 span early in the third period to complete his second career hat trick, and the Chicago Blackhawks rallied for a 6-5 victory over the floundering Anaheim Ducks on Friday.
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Police In Sex Case Search Syracuse Coach's Home
SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) -- Police involved in a sexual-abuse investigation of Syracuse University assistant basketball coach Bernie Fine are searching his home.
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Burkhead's 160 Yds Lead No. 22 Ned. Past Iowa 20-7
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) -- Rex Burkhead, who started the week with his right foot in a walking boot, ran for 160 yards and a touchdown on a school-record 38 carries and No. 22 Nebraska defeated Iowa 20-7 on Friday.
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Northern Illinois Beat Eastern Michigan 18-12
DeKALB, Ill. (AP) -- Chandler Harnish ran for 148 yards, including a 68-yard touchdown, and threw a 54-yard touchdown pass as Northern Illinois wrapped up a spot in the Mid-American Conference championship game by beating Eastern Michigan 18-12 on Friday.
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Galesburg Thanksgiving Tournament
GHS gets 2nd win of the fledgling season
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Thanksgiving Tournament Basketball Schedule 11/25/11
Click here for local boys basketball teams taking part Friday in Thanksgiving tournaments
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NIU Beats Eastern Michigan
DeKALB, Ill. (AP) -- Chandler Harnish ran for 148 yards, including a 68-yard touchdown, and threw a 54-yard touchdown pass as Northern Illinois wrapped up a spot in the Mid-American Conference championship game by beating Eastern Michigan 18-12 on Friday.
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Chicago St. Game Chance for Illinis Freshmen
CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) -- Illinois coach Bruce Weber says Sunday's game against Chicago State will be the Illini's last chance to get young players game experience before the schedule gets much tougher.
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Minnesota Meets Reeling Illinois in Season Finale
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Jerry Kill will finish his first season at Minnesota this weekend. On a seven-year contract, the coach's rebuilding work has just begun with the struggling Gophers.
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QB McCown Has 1st Workout With Bears
LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) -- New Chicago Bears quarterback Josh McCown hasn't take an NFL snap since 2009, but familiarity with offensive coordinator Mike Martz may help him get quickly up to speed.
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Lawyers See Victim Civil Suits v. Sandusky Charity
PITTSBURGH (AP) -- Lawyers say a charity founded by a former Penn State assistant football coach accused of molesting boys shouldn't be allowed to dissolve its assets.
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Local Sports Roundup 11/24/11
GHS Boys beat Chicago Talent, and other tournament scores.
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Illini Edges ISU in Cancun
CANCUN, Mexico (AP) -- Sam Maniscalco scored 14 points, including five in the final minute, and Illinois hung on to beat Illinois State 63-59 Wednesday night in the championship game of the Cancun Challenge's Riviera Division.
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Bears QB Hanie to Make 1st Career Start vs. Oakland
LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) -- Caleb Hanie stepped into a very difficult situation last January when he entered the NFC Championship game after Jay Cutler was hurt and Todd Collins was ineffective.
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Niemi Leads Sharks Past Blackhawks
SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) -- Antti Niemi made 34 saves against his former team for his first shutout of the season and Jason Demers broke a scoreless tie late in the second period with his first goal to lead the San Jose Sharks to a 1-0 victory over the Chicago Blackhawks on Wednesday night.
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Blues Slow Down Penguins, Grab Overtime Win
PITTSBURGH (AP) -- Alex Pietrangelo beat Marc-Andre Fleury with less than a minute to go in overtime to lift the St. Louis Blues past the Pittsburgh Penguins 3-2 on Wednesday night.
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Cubs Offer Arbitration to Ramirez, Pena
CHICAGO (AP) -- The Chicago Cubs have offered salary arbitration to free agents Aramis Ramirez and Carlos Pena.
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White Sox Offer Buehrle Arbitration
CHICAGO (AP) -- The Chicago White Sox have offered salary arbitration to free agent left-hander Mark Buehrle.
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AP Source: Paterno's Wife Turned Away at Pool
STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) -- A person close to former Penn State coach Joe Paterno's family tells The Associated Press his wife was turned away from a campus pool.
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Lawyer: Don't Let Sandusky Charity Dissolve Assets
PITTSBURGH (AP) -- A lawyer says a charity founded by a former Penn State assistant football coach accused of molesting boys shouldn't be allowed to dissolve its assets.
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Galesburg Thanksgiving Basketball Tournament scores
GHS boys season opener
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Western Illinois Beats Greenville 84-49
MACOMB, Ill. (AP) -- Terell Parks snagged a double-double, scoring 14 points and pulling down 15 rebounds, to help Western Illinois snap a 15-game losing streak with an 84-49 victory over Greenville on Tuesday night.
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Illinois State Gets Past Rutgers 76-70 In Cancun
CANCUN, Mexico (AP) -- John Wilkins scored 21 points and Nic Moore hit a go-ahead 3-pointer with 1:29 to play as Illinois State defeated Rutgers 76-70 on Tuesday at the Cancun Challenge.
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Leonard Lifts Illinois By Richmond 70-61 In Cancun
CANCUN, Mexico (AP) -- Meyers Leonard had a double-double with 22 points and 12 rebounds as Illinois defeated Richmond 70-61 on Tuesday night in the Cancun Challenge.
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Mitchell Has Winner In Kings' 3-2 Win Over Blues
ST. LOUIS (AP) -- Mike Richards had a goal and an assist, and Willie Mitchell scored the winner on his first goal of the season to help the Los Angeles Kings slip past the St. Louis Blues 3-2 Tuesday night.
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Hunter Expects Court To Mediate NBA Lawsuit
NEW YORK (AP) -- Union executive director Billy Hunter says he expects a Minnesota magistrate judge to mediate the players' lawsuit against the NBA, as the court did in the NFL's labor dispute.
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Bears' Cutler To Have Surgery Wednesday
CHICAGO (AP) -- Bears general manager Jerry Angelo says quarterback Jay Cutler will have surgery Wednesday to repair the fractured thumb on his right throwing hand.
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High School girls basketball
Streaks lose Western Big 6 opener
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Local Sports Roundup 11/22/11
Monday's scores and Tuesday's schedule.
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Loud Music May Have Led To Halman's Stabbing
AMSTERDAM (AP) -- Police say an argument about loud music could be the reason Seattle Mariners outfielder Greg Halman was stabbed to death.
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Penn State Recovery Gets Boost From Freech's Hiring
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Experts say Penn State's reputation can be repaired even though it was shattered in the wake of a sex abuse scandal involving a former assistant football coach.
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Police Probe Of Syracuse Assistant To Take Weeks
SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) -- Syracuse Police say it will take several weeks to investigate allegations by two former ball boys who said they were molested more than 25 years ago by a Syracuse University assistant basketball coach.
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U-Haul Nixes Truck Malfunction Claim In Yale Death
NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) -- A U-Haul official says comments by the attorney of a driver of a rented truck that struck and killed a woman at the Yale-Harvard football game were ''reckless, inappropriate and disrespectful to the victims and their families.''

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MLB Players Call News Conference For Labor Deal
NEW YORK (AP) -- Major League Baseball and its players' association have called a Tuesday news conference to announce a new labor contract.
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Local Sports Schedule 11/21/11
Boys basketball season begins Monday night. Click here for a schedule.
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Lovie Confirms Cutler Broke Thumb
CHICAGO (AP) -- Bears coach Lovie Smith says quarterback Jay Cutler has suffered a broken thumb on his right throwing hand.
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Cutler Leads Bears Past Chargers
CHICAGO (AP) -- Jay Cutler threw for 286 yards and two touchdowns, and the Chicago Bears won their fifth straight, beating Philip Rivers and the San Diego Chargers 31-20 on Sunday.
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Seahawks Stuff Rams
ST. LOUIS (AP) -- Sidney Rice caught a touchdown pass and drew a pass interference call in the end zone that led to a field goal and the Seattle Seahawks defeated the St. Louis Rams 24-7 on Sunday.
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Stewart Wins Homestead to Win NASCAR Championship
HOMESTEAD, Fla. (AP) -- Tony Stewart has held off Carl Edwards to win his third NASCAR championship with a powerful and relentless drive in Sunday's season finale at Homestead-Miami Speedway.
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PSU Taps Ex-FBI Director for Investigation
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Former FBI director Louis Freeh is promising a thorough, independent investigation into policies and activities at Penn State that relate to the child sex-abuse allegations against former assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky.
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Hall, Eberle, Nugent-Hopkins Put Oilers Past Hawks
EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) -- Taylor Hall had a hat trick, Jordan Eberle had a goal and three assists, and rookie Ryan Nugent-Hopkins set up five goals for the Edmonton Oilers, who broke a four-game skid in a big way with a 9-2 rout of the Chicago Blackhawks on Saturday night.
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Koivu Leads Wild To SO Win Over Blues
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) -- Mikko Koivu scored twice and Matt Cullen netted the winner in the shootout as the Minnesota Wild beat the St. Louis Blues 3-2 Saturday night.
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Illinois State Beats Lipscomb 78-70
NORMAL, Ill. (AP) -- Tyler Brown scored 19 points, leading five Illinois State players in double figures, and the Redbirds held on to beat Lipscomb 78-70 on Saturday night.
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Southern Illinois Turns Back Indiana State 35-28
TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (AP) -- Jewel Hampton scored his second touchdown with 6:13 left, lifting Southern Illinois to a 35-28 victory over Indiana State on Saturday.
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North Dakota State Beats Western Illinois 37-21
MACOMB, Ill. (AP) -- Sam Ojuri rushed for 128 yards and three touchdowns, Marcus Williams returned one of his two interceptions 56 yards for a score, and North Dakota State beat Western Illinois 37-21 Saturday to clinch a share of the Missouri Valley Football Conference regular-season title.
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Northern Iowa Beats Illinois State 23-20 In 2 OT
NORMAL, Ill. (AP) -- Tyler Sievertsen kicked a 40-yard field goal with 5 seconds left to tie the game, then won it in the second overtime with a 36-yarder as Northern Iowa beat Illinois State 23-20 on Saturday.
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Wisconsin Rallies To Beat Illinois
CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) -- Montee Ball rushed for 224 yards and Wisconsin forced four turnovers in a 28-17 comeback win against Illinois on Saturday.
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Persa Leads Northwestern Past Minnesota, 28-13
EVANSTON, Ill. (AP) -- Dan Persa threw for 216 yards and two touchdowns, and Northwestern won its fourth straight, beating Minnesota 28-13 on Saturday.
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Streaks out hoop Senators
GHS GIRLS-84

SPRINGFIELD SENATORS-79


Scots beat Illinois Wesleyan in 3 OT'S
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3 OT's

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MORRISON-28

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Local Sports Roundup 11/19/11
GHS Girls win again, and more sports news.
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Flames Beat Blackhawks
CALGARY, Alberta (AP) -- Curtis Glencross had two goals and an assist to pace the Calgary Flames to a 5-2 win over the visiting Chicago Blackhawks on Friday.
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Oregon Rallies Past Illini Women
EUGENE, Ore. (AP) -- Oregon squandered a 16-point halftime lead and more but came from behind in the second half to beat Illinois 77-74 Friday night.
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OK State Copes With 2nd Crash in 10 Years
TULSA, Okla. (AP) -- The second major tragedy in about a decade for Oklahoma State's sports program has conjured old emotions.
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Iowa State Stuns #2 Oklahoma State
AMES, Iowa (AP) -- Backup running back Jeff Woody scored on a 4-yard run in the second overtime and Iowa State stunned second-ranked Oklahoma State 37-31 on Friday night, derailing the Cowboys' national title hopes.
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Nowinski Hopes Former Players Lend Hand
CHICAGO (AP) -- Already at the forefront research on the effects of repeated blows to the head, Chris Nowinski is trying to raise awareness at a grassroots level and he hopes former players will lend a hand.
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Penn State Faculty Want Independent Investigation
STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) -- Faculty members at Penn State are calling for an independent investigation of how the university handled allegations of child sexual abuse.
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OSU Cancels Women's Games After Crash Kills Coach
STILLWATER, Okla. (AP) -- The Oklahoma State women's basketball team will not play its games over the weekend after the team's head coach and assistant coach were killed in a plane crash.
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Sveum Introduced As Cubs' 52nd Manager
CHICAGO (AP) -- Dale Sveum has been introduced as the Chicago Cubs' new manager, rejoining Theo Epstein to attempt to end a 103-year World Series championship drought.
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Backes Scores Twice, Blues Beat Panthers 4-1
ST. LOUIS (AP) -- David Backes scored twice, Jaroslav Halak stopped 20 shots and the St. Louis Blues beat the Florida Panthers 4-1 on Thursday night.
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Syracuse Puts Fine On Leave After Police Inquiry
SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) -- Syracuse Chancellor Nancy Cantor says the school won't turn a blind eye to child molesting allegations against longtime assistant basketball coach Bernie Fine.
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Penn State Abuse Scandal Likely To Spawn Lawsuits
STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) -- Legal experts say it's probably going to take civil litigation to get out the full story about what occurred in the Penn State child sex abuse scandal.
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No. 17 Michigan Holds Off Western Illinois 59-55
ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) -- Tim Hardaway Jr. scored 16 points and Trey Burke added 14 to help No. 17 Michigan hold off Western Illinois 59-55 on Thursday night.
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Oglesby, Gatens Lead Iowa Past N. Illinois 88-55
IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) -- Josh Oglesby scored 16 points off the bench and Matt Gatens had 15 as Iowa beat Northern Illinois 88-55 Thursday night.
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Richardson Helps Illinois Hold Off Lipscomb, 79-64
CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) -- D.J. Richardson scored 17 points, and Illinois used a 14-0 second-half run to put away Lipscomb 79-64 Thursday in the second round of the Cancun Challenge.
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Illinois WR Knight Pleads Not Guilty To Battery
URBANA, Ill. (AP) -- Illinois wide receiver Kenny Knight has pleaded not guilty to charges of battery and resisting a police officer.
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Bears Sign G Ricky Henry Off Practice Squad
LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) -- The Chicago Bears have signed guard Ricky Henry.
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Galesburg Girls Top Metamora 89-64
The Galesburg Silver Streaks girls basketball team moves to 2-0 as they beat the Metamora Redbirds 89-64 Thursday night.

Cubs Hire Sveum as Manager
CHICAGO (AP) -- The Chicago Cubs have hired Milwaukee Brewers hitting coach Dale Sveum as their new manager.
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MLB Approves Astros Sale, Price Cut $65 Million
MILWAUKEE (AP) -- Baseball owners have unanimously approved the sale of the Houston Astros from Drayton McLane to Jim Crane. The Astros will move from the NL Central to the AL West beginning in the 2013 season, giving each league 15 teams.
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McGwire, Duncan Stay With Cardinals Under Matheny
ST. LOUIS (AP) -- Cardinals coaches Mark McGwire and Dave Duncan are staying with St. Louis under new manager Mike Matheny.
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Blackhawks Beat Canucks For 4th Straight Win
VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) -- Andrew Brunette and Patrick Kane scored power-play goals midway through the second period, and the Chicago Blackhawks rallied from an early deficit to win their fourth straight game, 5-1 over the Vancouver Canucks on Wednesday night.
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Pa. Chief: Grad Assistant Didn't Tell Us Of Abuse
STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) -- A police chief says his department didn't receive reports from a Penn State graduate assistant who testified to a grand jury that he saw a former defensive coordinator raping a boy in the team showers in 2002.
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Canucks G Luongo Sidelined With Upper-Body Injury
VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) -- Goaltender Roberto Luongo has an upper-body injury and will miss the Vancouver Canucks' game against the Chicago Blackhawks.
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Blues Shut Down Red Wings Power Play In 2-1 Win
ST. LOUIS (AP) -- Alex Steen scored unassisted for the go-ahead goal in the second period, and the St. Louis Blues held the Detroit Red Wings to single-digit shots in all three periods of a 2-1 victory on Tuesday night.
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2 Late FGs Give N. Illinois 41-38 Win Vs. Ball St.
DEKALB, Ill. (AP) -- Mathew Sims hit two field goals in the final 2:46 and Northern Illinois piled up 710 yards of offense to defeat Ball State 41-38 on Tuesday night.
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Former Players Revel In Coach K's Record Victory
NEW YORK (AP) -- Grant Hill was among the three decades of former Duke players and understood why his former coach was setting the career wins record.
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Penn State Board Member Named Acting AD
STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) -- Penn State has named Dr. David M. Joyner, a member of its board of trustees and a former wrestler and football player for the Nittany Lions, as its acting athletic director in the wake of the Jerry Sandusky scandal.
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Email Outlines Reaction To Alleged Sandusky Attack
STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) -- A day after the former Penn State assistant football coach charged with sexual abuse of boys declared his innocence in a television interview, an email surfaced from a key witness against him that says he stopped an alleged attack in the team's showers.
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Paterno In Line For Six-Figure Annual Pension
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) -- An Associated Press analysis shows former Penn State football coach Joe Paterno is in line for a huge pension, thanks to six decades of service and recent salary of more than $500,000 a year.
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Bears Climb Into 2nd Place Tie In NFC North
LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) -- The Chicago Bears are crediting more aggressive defensive play for sparking their four-game winning streak.
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2 Illinois State Basketball Players Suspended
NORMAL, Ill. (AP) -- Illinois State basketball coach Tim Jankovich says two of his players have been suspended indefinitely due to a violation of team rules.
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Illinois Tops Souther Illinois-Edwardsville 66-46
CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) -- D.J. Richardson scored 20 points and Tyler Griffey and Meyers Leonard had career nights in the paint to lead Illinois to a 66-46 victory over Southern Illinois-Edwardsville on Monday night.
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Sandusky Proclaims Innocence In NBC Interview
NEW YORK (AP) -- A former Penn State football assistant coach has denied abuse allegations and says he is not sexually attracted to young boys.
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BCS To Replace Former PSU Prez As Oversight Chair
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- BCS Executive Director Bill Hancock says a replacement for former Penn State President Graham Spanier as Bowl Championship Series presidential oversight committee chairman will come from another board member in the next few weeks.
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Carrier Classic Highest-Rated ESPN November Game
BRISTOL, Conn. (AP) -- The Carrier Classic, the outdoor college basketball game played on the flight deck of the USS Carl Vinson, received ESPN's highest-ever rating for a game played in November.
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Experts: Tough Legal Fight Ahead For NBA Players
(AP) -- Now that NBA players are preparing to take the labor fight with the owners to the courtroom, some legal experts expect them to face a daunting challenge in an antitrust lawsuit.
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Cardinals Choose Matheny As La Russa's Successor
ST. LOUIS (AP) -- The St. Louis Cardinals say they will announce the hiring of Mike Matheny as manager during a news conference Monday.
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Toews, Montador Score Twice, Blackhawks, Top Oilers
CHICAGO (AP) -- Jonathan Toews and Steve Montador each scored twice to help the Chicago Blackhawks beat the Edmonton Oilers 6-3 on Sunday night for their third straight victory.
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Bears Dominate Stafford, Lions
CHICAGO (AP) -- Charles Tillman and Major Wright returned interceptions for touchdowns early in the third quarter, and the Chicago Bears picked off Matthew Stafford four times to beat the Detroit Lions 37-13 in a heated game on Sunday.
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Rams Edge Bungling Browns 13-12
CLEVELAND (AP) -- Phil Dawson missed a 22-yard field goal attempt after a bounced snap with just over two minutes left, giving the St. Louis Rams a 13-12 win over the Cleveland Browns, who again failed to score a touchdown at home and couldn't count on their steady kicker to bail them out.
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Illini LB Out For Regular Season With Wounded Hand
CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) -- Illinois linebacker Trulon Henry will miss the rest of the regular season after he was shot in the hand during a large house party near campus.
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President Of Pa. Charity Linked To Abuse Resigns
STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) -- The president of the charity linked to the Penn State child sex-abuse scandal says he's resigned.
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NBA Players Meet To Discuss League's Proposal
NEW YORK (AP) -- Joined by superstars such as Kobe Bryant and Carmelo Anthony, player representatives from NBA teams are meeting to discuss the league's proposal for a new labor deal.
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Local Sports Roundup 11/13/11
Stark County beats Mercer County in football playoffs, and GHS places 3rd at Sectional Swim Meet.
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Toussaint Helps #22 Michigan Beat Illini
CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) -- Fitzgerald Toussaint ran for 192 yards and a touchdown and backup quarterback Devin Gardner threw a key TD pass to lead No. 22 Michigan past Illinois 31-14 on Saturday.
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South Dakota St Beats WIU
MACOMB, Ill. (AP) -- Austin Sumner threw for 208 yards and a touchdown and ran for another score Saturday as South Dakota State defeated Western Illinois 27-7.
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SIU Beats EIU in Spoo Finale
CARBONDALE, Ill. (AP) -- Jewel Hampton and Kory Faulkner rushed for two touchdowns apiece, and Southern Illinois spoiled the final game of Eastern Illinois coach Bob Spoo's career with a 45-28 win Saturday.
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#12 Penn State Falls to #19 Nebraska
STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) -- Capping the worst week in school history, No. 12 Penn State nearly overcame a 17-point deficit but was stopped short on a 4th-and-1 late in a 17-14 loss Saturday to No. 19 Nebraska.
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At Paterno's House, a Quiet Calm As Game is Played
STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) -- Penn State is playing football without Joe Paterno, but his presence is everywhere on campus.
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College Basketball: Dayton Pulls Away to Beat WIU
DAYTON, Ohio (AP) -- Josh Benson scored 21 points and Dayton shut down Western Illinois in the second half to win 87-58 on Saturday in the season opener for both teams.
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Stewart and Edwards Qualify 8th and 9th at Phoenix
AVONDALE, Ariz. (AP) -- Matt Kenseth has won the pole at Phoenix International Raceway, grabbing the top spot late in Saturday's qualifying session.
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Hornish, Jr. Captures 1st NASCAR Victory
AVONDALE, Ariz. (AP) -- Sam Hornish Jr. raced to his first NASCAR victory and Ricky Stenhouse Jr. took a big step toward the Nationwide Series season title when Elliott Sadler was taken out late at Phoenix International Raceway on Saturday.
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Local Sports Schedule 11/12/11
Meet the Streaks Night is Saturday, and high school football playoffs continue.
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Ex-Coach Accused of Using Charity to Assault Boys
STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) -- Prosecutors say Jerry Sandusky used the charity he founded to find boys and sexually assault them.
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Searching for Truth, Penn State Moves Past Paterno
STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) -- Penn State's board of trustees and the university's new president have vowed to seek the truth behind a child sex abuse scandal that has vexed students and alumni and has threatened its reputation.
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Candles Try to Brighten a Dark Week at Penn State
STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) -- Candles, not police lights, have lit Penn State's campus as thousands of students and supporters gather for the victims in a child sex abuse scandal roiling one of the nation's largest universities.
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Illinois Opens With Win Over Loyola Chicago
CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) -- Meyers Leonard scored 15 points and had six blocks and Brandon Paul added 14 points to lead Illinois to a 67-49 season-opening win over Loyola Chicago on Friday.
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Fresno State Tops ISU
FRESNO, Calif. (AP) -- Kevin Olekaibe scored 14 of his game-high 18 points in the second half as Fresno State rallied for a 55-47 nonconference victory over Illinois State on Friday night in both teams' season opener.
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Purdue Crushes NIU
WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (AP) -- Robbie Hummel scored 21 points to help Purdue defeat Northern Illinois 96-34 Friday night in the season opener for both teams.
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Emery Makes 24 Saves in Blackhawks Win Over Flames
CHICAGO (AP) -- Chicago backup Ray Emery made 24 saves, and Duncan Keith, Brent Seabrook, Viktor Stalberg and Patrick Kane scored to lead the Blackhawks to a 4-1 win over the Calgary Flames on Friday night.
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Bears' Hester Has Injured Ankle
LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) -- The Chicago Bears approach Sunday's game with the Detroit Lions uncertain over the status of wide receiver Devin Hester.
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Rams Defense Improving Even if Wins are Rare
ST. LOUIS (AP) -- The St. Louis Rams' defense had its best day of the season last weekend.
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AP Source: Marlins Meet With Free-Agent Pujols
MIAMI (AP) -- A person familiar with discussions between Albert Pujols and the Florida Marlins says the free-agent slugger is visiting the team Friday.
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Sandy Alomar Jr. Interviews With Cubs
CHICAGO (AP) -- Cleveland Indians bench coach Sandy Alomar Jr. interviewed for the Chicago Cubs managerial opening Friday.
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Toews Scores 2, Blackhawks Top Jackets 6-3
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) -- Jonathan Toews had two goals and an assist, and the Chicago Blackhawks' struggling power play scored twice in a 6-3 victory over the stumbling Columbus Blue Jackets on Thursday night.
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Carimi Undergoes Arthroscopic Procedure On Knee
LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) -- Bears rookie right tackle Gabe Carimi was undergoing arthroscopic surgery on his right knee Friday morning.
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Illinois Opens Season At Home Against Loyola
CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) -- Illinois will start finding out whether its young roster is ready to compete when it opens basketball season at home against Loyola.
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Crazy OT Loss Haunts Illini With Michigan In Town
CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) -- While Michigan spent the past week trying to put an upset loss at Iowa behind it, Illinois prepared to face the Wolverines by reliving a nightmare from 2010.
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Rams Active WR Mark Clayton From PUP List
ST. LOUIS (AP) -- The St. Louis Rams got a lift for their struggling offense, activating wide receiver Mark Clayton from the PUP list.
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QB Blames Mental Mistakes For Offensive Woes
ST. LOUIS (AP) -- With or without Sam Bradford behind center, the St. Louis Rams can't score.
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Bears WR Bennett Fined $5K For Bright Orange Shoes
LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) -- Chicago Bears wide receiver Earl Bennett has drawn a $5,000 fine from the NFL for wearing bright orange shoes in Monday night's 30-24 win over the Philadelphia Eagles.
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Bears QB Cutler Doesn't Want To Jinx His Line
LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) -- Bears quarterback Jay Cutler is finding that he likes standing upright.
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NBA and Players To Talk Again Thursday
NEW YORK (AP) -- NBA owners and players are done talking, just for the night.
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Neb Regent Fears For Player, Fan Safety At PSU
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) -- A University of Nebraska regent says he fears for the safety of the Cornhuskers' football traveling party and fans at Saturday's game at Penn State. He wants assurances a security plan is in place to protect them.
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NCAA Defers To Authorities In Penn St. Case
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) -- The NCAA says watching developments in the Penn State case but will defer to criminal investigators for now.
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Bradley Replaces Paterno As Penn State Coach
STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) -- New Penn State coach Tom Bradley says he is replacing Joe Paterno with ''very mixed emotions.''
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Paterno To Retire At End Of Season
STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) -- Penn State football coach Joe Paterno has decided to retire at the end of the season, his long career brought down by his failure to do more about an allegation of child sex abuse against a former assistant.
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AP Source: NBA Players, Owners Set Afternoon Talks
NEW YORK (AP) -- A person with knowledge of the plans says NBA owners and players will meet before Commissioner David Stern's deadline to accept the league's latest proposal or face a worse one.
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Blues Beat Blackhawks 3-0 In Hitchcock's Debut
ST. LOUIS (AP) -- Jaroslav Halak shrugged off his shaky start to the season, making 29 saves as the St. Louis Blues won coach Ken Hitchcock's debut with a 3-0 victory over the Chicago Blackhawks on Tuesday night.
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Offensive Line Keys Bears' Resurgence
BOLINGBROOK, Ill. (AP) -- Hours after Chicago completed a gutsy win at Philadelphia, running back Matt Forte and cornerback Charles Tillman started studying again. Only this time the subject was finance, part of a community service program at a local high school.
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Northern Illinois Tops Bowling Green 45-14
BOWLING GREEN, Ohio (AP) -- Chandler Harnish threw for 294 yards and two touchdowns and ran for 151 yards and another score to lead Northern Illinois to a 45-14 win over Bowling Green on Tuesday night.
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Slow Starts Doom Illini To 3-Game Skid
CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) -- Illinois is like a lot of teams that script their first 10 or 12 plays each week. The well-rehearsed opening has gone all wrong during a three-game losing skid.
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AP Source: Cardinals Interview Francona
ST. LOUIS (AP) -- A person familiar with the negotiations tells The Associated Press that former Boston Red Sox manager Terry Francona has interviewed with the St. Louis Cardinals for their manager opening.
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Paterno News Conference Canceled
STATE COLLEGE (AP) -- Penn State administrators have canceled Joe Paterno's weekly news conference in which he was expected to field questions about a sex abuse scandal involving a former assistant coach.
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Source: Sandusky Was On PSU Campus Last Week
STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) -- A person familiar with Jerry Sandusky's relationship with Penn State says the former coach accused of child sex abuse long maintained an office in the east locker room of the Penn State football team's building, and was on campus as recently as a week ago working out.
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SC Federal Judge Sanctions Boxer Mayweather
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) -- A federal judge has ordered prizefighter Floyd Mayweather Jr. to perform 40 hours of community service for dodging a deposition in a dispute with a South Carolina man.
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Ali Says He'll Remember Frazier With Respect
(AP) -- Muhammad Ali says he will always remember Joe Frazier with admiration and respect.
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Family: Frazier Dies After Fight With Cancer
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Joe Frazier, the former heavyweight champion who handed Muhammad Ali his first defeat yet had to live forever in his shadow, has died after a brief final fight with liver cancer. He was 67.
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Cutler Rallies Bears Past Eagles 30-24
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Matt Forte bounced back from two costly turnovers and Jay Cutler rallied the resilient Chicago Bears to a 30-24 victory over the Philadelphia Eagles on Monday night.
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Obama Congratulates Cardinals On World Series Win
WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Barack Obama says the World Series champion St. Louis Cardinals kept him up late during an extra-inning thriller that helped lead the team to victory.
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Sedin Lifts Canucks To 6-2 Win Over Blackhawks
CHICAGO (AP) -- Henrik Sedin had a goal and three assists and Vancouver converted five of six power plays to lift the Canucks to a 6-2 win over the Chicago Blackhawks on Sunday night.
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Blues Fire Payne, Hire Hitchcock
ST. LOUIS (AP) -- The St. Louis Blues have changed coaches after a disappointing 6-7 start, firing Davis Payne and hiring Ken Hitchcock to a contract through next season.
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Peterson's 99-Yard Return Gives Arizona 19-13 Win
GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) -- Rookie Patrick Peterson returned a punt 99 yards for a touchdown in overtime to give the Arizona Cardinals a stunning 19-13 victory over the St. Louis Rams on Sunday.
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LSU, Oklahoma State Take Lead In BCS Race
(AP) -- LSU and Oklahoma State took control of the race to the BCS championship game, but don't count out Alabama yet.
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Penn St. Officials Heat To Court On Perjury Charges
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) -- Hours after stepping down, two top Penn State officials charged with perjury are set to surrender on allegations they failed to alert police, as required by state law, about claims of sexual abuse by former defensive coordinator Jerry Sandusky.
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Curley, Schultz Step Down Amid Penn State Scandal
STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) -- Penn State athletic director Tim Curley and school administrator Gary Schultz have stepped down amid allegations of an explosive child-sex abuse scandal and cover-up in Happy Valley.
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NBA Owners, Players End Talks For The Night
NEW YORK (AP) -- NBA owners and players have ended negotiations for the night after meeting for more than eight hours.
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Harding Wins 4th Straight, Wild Beat Blues 2-1
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) -- Josh Harding stopped 30 shots to win his fourth straight start, and Dany Heatley and Guillaume Latendresse each scored for Minnesota as the Wild beat the St. Louis Blues 2-1 on Saturday night.
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Illinois State Runs Past Western Illinois 31-7
NORMAL, Ill. (AP) -- Matt Brown ran for a 50-yard touchdown and added a touchdown pass Saturday to lead Illinois State to a 31-7 victory over Western Illinois.
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South Dakota St. Holds Off Southern Illinois 45-34
BROOKINGS, S.D. (AP) -- Austin Sumner threw for 328 yards and four touchdowns as South Dakota State held off Southern Illinois 45-34 on Saturday.
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LSU Beats Bama In Battle of Field Goals, 9-6 In OT
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) -- No. 1 LSU gained the inside track to the BCS title game, beating No. 2 Alabama 9-6 on Drew Alleman's 25-yard field goal in overtime after a fierce defensive struggle in which neither team reached the end zone Saturday night.
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Phillies Sign Veteran Slugger Thome To 1-Year Deal
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Jim Thome and the Philadelphia Phillies have agreed to a $1.25 million, one-year contract.
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High School Football Playoff Scores from Saturday
A couple of area teams moved on Saturday into the third round of the IHSA Football Playoffs
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Caddie Causes Stir With Racial Interference To Woods
SHANGHAI (AP) -- Tiger Woods' former caddie has caused another sensation, this time by using a racial slur to disparage his old boss during a caddies award roast in Shanghai.
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Blues Beat Canucks 3-2
ST. LOUIS (AP) -- T.J. Oshie had two goals and an assist and David Backes got the go-ahead score early in the third period of the St. Louis Blues' 3-2 victory over the Vancouver Canucks on Friday night.
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Stamkos Powers Tampa Bay To OT Win Against Chicago
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) -- Steven Stamkos posted his fourth career hat trick, Vincent Lecavalier scored at 4:06 in overtime and the Tampa Bay Lightning beat the Chicago Blackhawks 5-4 on Friday night.
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Mackanin Makes Pitch For Cubs Manager
CHICAGO (AP) -- Pete Mackanin fielded so many questions during his interview for the Cubs' managing job that he probably could have used a mitt.
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Cup Leader Edwards Qualifies 7th, Behind Stewart
FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) -- Sprint Cup points leader Carl Edwards has qualified seventh for Sunday's race at Texas and will start just behind Tony Stewart.
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Union Meets, Says More Talks With NBA Owners Ahead
NEW YORK (AP) -- NBA Players' Association leaders met Thursday in New York, and this weekend they say they'll be negotiating with owners again.
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Kane Scores In Shootout, Blackhawks Beat Panthers
SUNRISE, Fla. (AP) -- Patrick Kane scored the only goal in a shootout and the Chicago Blackhawks beat the Florida Panthers 3-2 on Thursday night.
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Maddux Given Permission To Talk To Boston, Cubs
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) -- Texas Rangers pitching coach Mike Maddux has been given permission to interview for the manager openings with the Boston Red Sox and Chicago Cubs.
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AP Source: Cubs To Interview Mackanin
CHICAGO (AP) -- A person familiar with the search says the Chicago Cubs will interview Philadelphia Phillies bench coach Pete Mackanin for their vacant manager's job on Friday.
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Sandberg On List Of Candidates To Replace La Russa
ST. LOUIS (AP) -- Ryne Sandberg, ruled out earlier this week for the Chicago Cubs' managing vacancy, is among the candidates who will be interviewing with the St. Louis Cardinals.
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Kelly Slater Wins 11th ASP World Title
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- Florida surfing star Kelly Slater wrapped up his 11th ASP world title Wednesday when he advanced to the fourth round of the Rip Curl Pro Search San Francisco.
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Northern Illinois Suspends Linebacker Jamaal Bass
DeKALB, Ill. (AP) -- Northern Illinois suspended freshman linebacker Jamaal Bass for one game Wednesday for bowling over a member of Toledo's marching band when the Huskies took the field before their 63-60 road victory Tuesday night.
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NBA Asks NY Judge To Clear Obstacle In Talks
NEW YORK (AP) -- An NBA lawyer has urged a judge to help end a stalemate with the NBA players union by agreeing to consider the legality of its lockout.
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Boston GM Cherington Says Clubs Agree To Extension
BOSTON (AP) -- Red Sox general manager Ben Cherington says Boston and Chicago have agreed to extend by at least a week their deadline for settling on compensation for Theo Epstein's departure to become the Cubs' president last month.
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Cubs Fire Manager Quade
CHICAGO (AP) -- Chicago Cubs manager Mike Quade will not return next season.
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Pujols Statue Unveiled outside Star's Restaurant
ST. LOUIS (AP) -- Hundreds of St. Louis Cardinals fans turned out for the unveiling of an Albert Pujols statue outside his restaurant.
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Ex-Cubs Player Will Have Civil Commitment Hearing
DULUTH, Minn. (AP) -- An outfielder who played for the Chicago Cubs in the 1960s is in jail in northeastern Minnesota, awaiting a civil commitment hearing.
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Illinois Suspends Sophomore Guard Head
CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) -- Illinois has suspended sophomore guard Crandall Head for four games over an unspecified violation of team rules.
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No Movement On Day NBA Season Would Have Started
NEW YORK (AP) -- No KD vs. Kobe, no championship banner in Dallas.
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Vick To Challenge Bears' Secondary, Rookie Safety
LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) -- Facing the Philadelphia Eagles and Michael Vick will easily be the biggest challenge to date for Bears rookie free safety Chris Conte.
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NIU Rallies To Beat Toeldo 63-60
TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) -- Chandler Harnish threw a 4-yard strike to Perez Ashford with 19 seconds left for his sixth touchdown pass of the game, lifting Northern Illinois to a wild 63-60 victory over Toledo on Tuesday night.
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