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High school basketball schedule for Jan. 25-Jan. 31

The full schedule for the next seven days.

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Blackhawks’ hard work not enough to avoid another loss to Avalanche

The Hawks again kept up with arguably the NHL’s best team Monday but still suffered a 2-0 defeat that stretched their losing streak to four games.

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Monday’s high school basketball scores

All the scores from around the area.

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Omar Khan, with 21 years in Steelers’ front office, interviews for Bears’ GM job

Khan and Morocco Brown pushed the number of GM candidates to 13.

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Bears interview potential GM Morocco Brown

Brown worked in personnel for the Bears form 2001 through ‘07 and is now with the Colts.

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Big on open water: Big northern pike from the Des Plaines River shows there is more than ice fishing

Dan Kiska earns Fish of the Week for an open-water northern pike.

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Blackhawks notebook: Kevin Lankinen out 2 to 3 weeks with hand injury

Arvid Soderblom has been called up as the Hawks’ replacement for Lankinen, who suffered the injury during the game Saturday against the Wild but played through it.

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War Eagle! For first time ever, Auburn is No. 1 in AP Top 25; plus, my ballot

The Tigers have ripped off 15 straight wins and clearly deserve this ranking, although some nudnik voters (ahem) kept them at No. 2 behind Gonzaga.

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MLB, MLBPA resume labor negotiations

Locked-out players withdrew their proposal for more liberalized free agency and lowered their proposed decrease in revenue sharing Monday.

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Even Chiefs coach Andy Reid has doubts about the NFL’s overtime rules

In 11 playoff games that went to overtime, the team that gets the ball first has won 10 — seven with opening-drive TDs.

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Mississippi women get first AP women’s poll ranking in 15 years

Kentucky is out of the Top 25 for the first time since Nov. 19, 2018. The Wildcats had been ranked for 65 consecutive weeks which was the eighth-longest active run.

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Sierra Canyon will play Glenbard West on Feb. 5

The saga of if and when Sierra Canyon (California) would come to Chicago to play a high school basketball game finally appears to be over.

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Auburn is new No. 1 in AP men’s basketball poll

The Big Ten and Big East have five ranked teams apiece, followed by the SEC and Big 12 with four each.

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Aaron Rodgers is gone? Thank Dick Butkus and his blue checkmark

The Bears Hall of Famer, and his newly verified Twitter account, wasted no time having fun trolling the Packers quarterback.

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When Sides Collide rewind

Thoughts and observations from a full day of basketball at Benet.

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Matt Gay’s 30-yard field goal as time expires lifts Rams over Bucs, Tom Brady

Matthew Stafford pulled off a Brady-like finish that sent the Rams to the NFC Championship Game for the second time in four seasons with a 30-27 victory.

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Chiefs rally past Bills in OT in wild playoff game

In a never-say-die showdown between two of the NFL’s top teams, and two of its bright young quarterbacks, the Bills and Chiefs played a classic Sunday night decided by one of them calling tails and the other making him pay for it.

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Bulls suffer embarrassing loss to Magic, but ‘cavalry’ on the way

The Bulls were short-handed, but that was no excuse for their lethargic performance in Orlando. The good news is Zach LaVine and Javonte Green were en route to Oklahoma City and could play Monday against the Thunder.

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This You Gotta See: USA-Canada; AFC, NFC title games; Bulls vs. dregs of the NBA

Are the Bulls still good? Asking for a few million friends.

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Bears’ searches to pick up steam this week

With second interviews reported for Ryan Poles (general manager) and Matt Eberflus (coach), one question still looms: Will the Bears really hire a head coach before a GM?

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Bulls guard Alex Caruso to have surgery Monday; Grayson Allen gets a one-game suspension

The flagrant-2 foul heard ’round the league Friday finally got some resolution Sunday. The NBA announced that Allen was suspended for one game. Caruso is expected to be out six to eight weeks after his fractured right wrist is repaired.

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For Bears, Aaron Rodgers’ playoff exit only matters if it hastens his departure

For all he has done — Rodgers is headed for his fourth MVP award and has been voted to 10 Pro Bowls — he has as many Super Bowl starts as Rex Grossman.

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Analyzing Blackhawks’ team statistics from first half of season

After playing their 41st game Saturday, the Hawks rank 32nd in even-strength offense, 21st in even-strength defense, 19th on the power play and 25th on the penalty kill.

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Michael O’Brien’s Super 25 high school basketball rankings for Jan. 23, 2022

Homewood-Flossmoor, Bolingbrook, Benet and Kankakee join the rankings.

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Dylan Strome’s plan to improve on faceoffs has worked to perfection

Strome’s faceoff winning percentage has increased from 47.1% last season to 55.9% this season with the Blackhawks after he spent the summer learning to juggle.

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Late comeback lifts Wild to series sweep over Blackhawks

The Hawks improved in many ways between Friday and Saturday, but they squandered two leads in a tough-to-swallow 4-3 overtime loss to Minnesota.

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Evan McPherson’s 52-yard field goal as time expires lifts Bengals past Titans

A week after snapping a 31-year playoff victory drought, the Bengals finally won their first road game in the postseason after losing their first seven.

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Robbie Gould’s field goal on final play gives 49ers upset of Packers

Gould continued his playoff perfection with a 45-yard field goal as time expired for a 13-10 upset Saturday night.

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Braden Huff sparkles as Glenbard West knocks off Young

The Glenbard West fans were raucous and took over the sold-out gym in the same way that their star player, Gonzaga recruit Braden Huff, took over on the court.

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No. 22 Loyola falls to Missouri State in first game this season as ranked team

Isiaih Mosley scored 40 points, and Missouri State beat Loyola 79-69 on Saturday, ending the Ramblers’ 10-game winning streak.

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Glenbrook South shocks Simeon in front of a capacity crowd at the When Sides Collide Shootout

The No. 4 Titans knocked off No. 2 Simeon 57-54 on Saturday. The Titans celebrated wildly after the win but had measured words after the game.

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Bears interview Buccaneers defensive coordinator, former Jets coach Todd Bowles

Bowles’ game plan was critical to the Buccaneers beating the Chiefs in the Super Bowl last season.