Celeb high, A.I., a goodbye and oh yeah ... there was an election yesterday

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We return triumphantly to the world of sport this morning with some sporty highlights from around the country:

Trey Smith, Nick Montana and Trevor Gretzky — sons of Will Smith, Joe Montana and Wayne Gretzky, respectively — all dominate on the gridiron for the same football powerhouse, much to the displeasure of the schools they dominate. Deadspin has that story.

Allen Iverson, now a Piston, promises to practice. Do we believe him?

President-elect Barack Obama isn’t the only one who’s not a fan of the current BCS bowl system. USC football coach Pete Carroll also thinks it stinks.

Greg Maddux looks to be retiring. So soon, Greg?

That’s MAYOR former NBA star Kevin Johnson, folks. In fact, the first black mayor of Sacramento.

And here at home, the Sun-Times print edition is flying off the racks, presumably because people are clamoring to read Mully’s story about the woeful Bears defense. It could also be because our front page looks like this.

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Defensive end Robert Quinn (illness) and kicker Cairo Santos (personal) are questionable.
Dominga Flores, 55, was fatally struck at 31st and Kedzie Avenue while on her way to work early Thursday.
Her husband was renowned for his publicity stunts. She came up with a few of her own. She died Sept. 10 at Montgomery Place retirement community in Hyde Park.
It is a mighty work that requires a mighty performance, and it got that Thursday evening, the kind that is only possible when a top-level conductor and top-level orchestra are completely in sync.
As they’ve done across the nation, conspiracy theorists have inundated Illinois election officials with form letters demanding voter records and threatening lawsuits.