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Wednesday’s high school basketball scores

All the scores from around the area.

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Tiger Woods returns to competition at PNC Championship

The unofficial event is Woods’ first time in a tournament since seriously injuring his leg in a vehicle accident in February.

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Former Mount Carmel and Illini football star Glenn Foster dies

Foster was in police custody in Pickens County, Alabama, after a car crash.

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Blackhawks’ Jujhar Khaira released from hospital

Team physician Michael Terry said Khaira was released after undergoing extensive testing. "Despite the significant injury, his prognosis is excellent, and we expect a full recovery," Terry said in a news release. "At this point, it is too early to put a timeline on a return to play."

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City/Suburban Hoops Report Three-Pointer: Impressive Kenwood, Wheaton-Warrenville South’s start, Naperville Central tandem

You’d be hard-pressed to find a team more talented than Kenwood — at least on paper and when putting the Broncos up against the eye test.

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Lynx’s Cheryl Reeve named coach of USA Basketball women’s national team

The Minnesota coach and general manager had been an assistant on the last two Olympic teams.

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Nebraska hires Bears assistant Donovan Raiola

Raiola, who has been the team’s assistant offensive line coach the last four years, was named Nebraska’s offensive line coach Wednesday.

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Serena Williams will skip Australian Open

The Australian Open’s website said the seven-time women’s singles champion would not compete in Melbourne "following advice from her medical team."

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Mysteries of sandhill cranes around Chicago area: Flights not as simple as they seem, plus Stray Cast

It took sandhill cranes awhile to make the fall flight through the Chicago area to Jasper-Pulaski Fish and Wildlife Area, though they did in a rush the last few weeks, but those flights are not simply one-and-done; plus the Stray Cast.

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Jujhar Khaira’s injury overshadows Blackhawks’ loss to Rangers

Khaira was awake, talking and responsive at Northwestern Hospital late Tuesday night after being carried off on a stretcher in the Hawks’ 6-2 defeat.

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Michael O’Brien’s high school basketball notebook

Scores, highlights and analysis of Tuesday’s top games.

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Farragut, Clemente forced to forfeit two games after fight broke out at basketball game

The Farragut and Clemente basketball teams have been suspended for two games by Chicago Public Schools after a fight occurred when the teams played on Nov. 30.

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Rebound time: DePaul rolls past visiting Duquesne

Javon Freeman-Liberty scored 26 points as the Blue Demons bounced back from their loss to Loyola.

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DeAndre Craig leads Mount Carmel to tough road win at De La Salle

Mount Carmel guard DeAndre Craig is a name the entire city will eventually know. Last year’s short season has resulted in the junior still being an overlooked force.

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Illinois center Kofi Cockburn is dominating everybody, and it’s actually kind of sad

Doesn’t anyone else feel sharp pangs of nostalgia when they watch Cockburn catch a ball in the post, clear a scrawny defender or three out of the way and dunk on the whole world?

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Tuesday’s high school basketball scores

All the scores from around the area.

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Blackhawks have learned to trust each other: ‘The feeling is a lot different’

As the Hawks’ in-season turnaround continues, they’ve learned to trust their teammates will do their jobs correctly.

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Lightfoot’s sports betting ordinance stalls amid surprise opposition from mayoral allies

Council members balked when told the city’s take from the 2% tax on gross revenues from sports betting would be $400,000 to $500,000 a year. Ald. Pat Dowell called that amount "peanuts" from a growing industry.

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Chicago fishing, Midwest Fishing Report: Waiting on ice here, north for real ice, down here perch, lakers

Perch and near-shore lake trout in southern Lake Michigan and the slow creep of ice fishing toward Chicago lead this sprawling raw-file Midwest Fishing Report.

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1st-and-10: Will no-shows send George McCaskey a message?

The "Fire Nagy" ire of Bears fans was replaced by apathy and resignation at Soldier Field on Sunday, an indifference that resonates more at Halas Hall, especially if it leads to the next step — empty seats.

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Bears TE Jimmy Graham muses about trash talk, Aaron Rodgers yelling, ‘I own you’

"We’ve just got to stop them," he said in a roundabout way of conceding that Rodgers earned the right to taunt Bears fans.

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LISTEN: December shootout recaps and previews | No Shot Clock, Episode 126

On the latest episode of No Shot Clock, Joe Henricksen and Michael O’Brien discuss the Chicago Elite Classic and other action from a busy week of high school basketball.

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‘From Chicago’: The Ayo Dosunmu story continues for Bulls

The rookie guard got his first NBA start Monday and continued to make an impact for the undermanned Bulls. But what happens when Coby White returns?

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‘Biggest deer I’ve ever put my hands on!’ Why, yes, that would earn Buck of the Week honors

Luke Fatland earned Buck of the Week honors for what his brother-in-law described as the "biggest deer I’ve ever put my hands on!"

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With DeMar DeRozan in the protocols, undermanned Bulls beat Nuggets

DeRozan went through the morning shootaround but found out hours before the game that he was headed for the health and safety protocols. He’s the third Bull in the protocols.

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Illinois tops Iowa 87-83 to move to 2-0 in Big Ten

Kofi Cockburn scored 17 points and grabbed a career-high 18 rebounds, and the Illini scored 24 points from the free-throw line to hold off the Hawkeyes.

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OK, now I’ve heard it all

Or maybe I haven’t if I’m wearing one of the Bears’ less-than-trusty headsets.

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Bulls guard Alex Caruso out at least a week with injured hamstring

Caruso had been dealing with the injury for a few games and tried playing through it Saturday in the victory against the Nets. Now the plan is to shut him down and re-evaluate him next week.

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High school basketball schedule for Dec. 6-Dec. 12

The full schedule for this week.

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Monday’s high school basketball scores

All the scores from around the area.

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Matt Nagy, Bears getting exactly the season they should’ve expected

Everything has gone as expected for the 4-8 Bears. The formula of a castoff quarterback plus a shaky offensive line plus a coach who can’t get his own offense working plus an eroded defense with glaring holes in the secondary equals a bad team.

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Blackhawks are built to thrive in shootouts — and they know it

After beating the Islanders on Sunday, the Hawks are perfect in three shootouts this season and 27-15 in them dating to 2014-15.