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County’s $250M plan rejects inflation increase By KEVIN P. CRAVER kcraver@shawmedia.com WOODSTOCK – The McHenry County Board approved a smaller 2013 budget and froze its property tax levy. County Board members voted, 22-1, to approve a $250 million budget for the fiscal year starting Dec. 1. The county’s spending plan holds next year’s property-tax levy flat, rejecting a 3 percent increase for inflation that governments are entitled to under the tax cap. The county will collect $2.3 million less than last year in tax revenue by holding its levy flat. The levy freeze applies only to the portion of property-tax bills that

funds county government, not schools, municipalities, townships or other taxing bodies. County government, on average, accounts for 10 percent of a McHenry County homeowner’s propertytax bill, according to county staff. The county government budget is $6 million smaller than the current $256.7 million budget. McHenry County government, one of three Illinois counties with a Aaa bond rating from Moody’s Investors Service, has been trimming its budget in recent years to adjust for the weak economy. It has trimmed 64 staff positions over the past three years.

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Ill. lawmakers face gambling, prisons By JOHN O’CONNOR Josh Peckler – jpeckler@shawmedia.com

Bears running back Michael Bush tries to break away from Minnesota defenders during the second quarter Sunday at Soldier Field. The Bears defeated the Vikings, 28-10.

Bears remain 1st in NFC North

Now, San Francisco is just a bad memory. The Bears helped erase the pain of a two-game losing streak Sunday afternoon by beating the NFC North rival Minnesota Vikings 28-10. Michael Bush ran for two touchdowns and the Bears forced Adrian Peterson into a pair of fumbles as they took a 22-point lead into half-

time and cruised from there. “[We had] a rough team coming in here playing well, but we took care of business,” linebacker Brian Urlacher said. The win kept the Bears (8-3) in first place in the NFC North heading into Sunday’s home game against the Seattle Seahawks (6-5).

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Read more n Analysis: Jay Cutler restores sense of calm to Bears’ offense. PAGE B1 n Victory comes at cost; 5 starters injured. PAGE B1 n D-line sets tone, sports editor Jon Styf writes. PAGE B6-7 n Bears notes: Brandon Marshall reaches milestone. PAGE B6-7

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SPRINGFIELD – Lawmakers will be staring down some of the higher-profile issues in Illinois when they begin their fall session Tuesday. But resolution of gambling, state facility closures, immigration and medical marijuana proposals could come in the form of dramatic confrontation, negotiatingtable settlements, anticlimactic if symbolic votes, or no decisions at all. Expanded gambling, shaping up a few weeks ago as a veto-override clash, could be sidestepped during the six-day session in favor of a hoped-for agreement with Gov. Pat Quinn in January. Lawmakers meeting during the next two weeks might vote against Quinn’s

efforts to close state facilities, likely with little practical effect. And the Democratic governor’s splashy call for an assault-weapons ban could disappear without fanfare. Although scheduled annually for lawmakers to decide the fate of gubernatorial vetoes, the fall session is not limited to that. An emerging bipartisan proposal to equip illegal immigrants with driver’s licenses will be considered, along with a plan to allow the medical use of marijuana, narrowly defeated in recent years. And the state comptroller warned last week that there isn’t enough money to cover operations for several agencies through the June 30 end of the fiscal year.

SATURDAY The village of Algonquin will host Holiday Rock on the Fox from 4:30 to 6 p.m. Saturday at Riverfront Park, 201 N. Harrison St., Algonquin. The event will feature the annual tree-lighting, a visit from Santa, a candy-cane hunt and more. For information, call 847-658-2700 or visit www.algonquin.org/recreation.

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Yesterday’s NWHerald.com most-commented stories 1. Letter: Third-party throwaway 2. Letter: Obama as Santa 3. Letter: Township road thieves

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Log on to NWHerald.com and click on our multimedia link to see a photo slide show of events from in and around McHenry County from this past weekend. Send us your photos (with captions) by email to nwheraldrewind@gmail.com. Erin Quick, 3, of Crystal Lake stacks canned goods at the Community Harvest in the Crystal Lake Plaza on Thanksgiving Day. More than 1,000 Crystal Lake and other community members volunteered their time that day.

Powerball Est. jackpot: $425 million Indiana Lottery Daily 3: 2-2-9 Daily 4: 5-4-6-0 Lucky 5: 1-16-20-23-24 Est. jackpot: $1.5 million Wisconsin Lottery Pick 3: 1-3-3 Pick 4: 7-3-7-2 SuperCash: 18-19-20-21-22-25 Badger 5: 6-15-18-24-25

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Bloody bear paw baffles central Ill. authorities

DECATUR – Authorities say a bloody severed body part found along a central Illinois bike trail belonged to a bear. A walker found the mangled paw on Thanksgiving morning along the bike trail in Decatur. That triggered an investigation by the Macon County Sheriff’s Office. Deputies closed part of the path Friday when it was determined the body part did not belong to a human. The Decatur Herald & Review reported authorities have turned the paw over to the Illinois Department of Natural Resources in hopes of discovering how it ended up along the bike path. There was no sign of the rest of the bear. Sheriff’s Sgt. Ron Atkins said there’s no reason to worry about bears in the area. Black bears have not lived in Illinois since the 1800s.

Shipment of Christmas trees dumped in garden

VIENNA – An early seasonal delivery went badly wrong in Austria when a truck was involved in a crash and dumped 14 tons of Christmas trees in a resident’s garden. Police in Vorarlberg state, at Austria’s western tip, said the accident happened Friday night as a truck with a trailer loaded with trees drove through the town of Hohenems. The trailer hit a wall, tipped over and landed in the garden of a house. A police statement Saturday said that the fire service dispatched 30 people to recover the hundreds of fir trees. A passenger in the truck was injured and taken to a local hospital.

– Wire reports

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Make cards for soldiers during library event “Holiday Mail for Heroes: Cards for Soldiers” will be from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Algonquin Area Public Library, 2600 Harnish Drive. Attendees will be able to make a card to send to a wounded soldier. All cards will be sent through the American Red Cross to overseas and wounded American soldiers. Card supplies will be provided. This program counts as two hours of volunteer time and is a drop-in activity for those 12 and older. For information, call the library at 847-458-6060.

Drop-in Wii Party planned at CL library A Drop-in Wii Party will run from 3 to 4:3 p.m. Wednesday at the Crystal Lake Public Library, 126 Paddock St. Children can try out new video games before their parents buy them this holiday season. This week the group will play “Epic Mickey 2.” For information, call the library at 815-459-1687.

Marshall Field’s traditions explored “Behind the Scenes: Marshall Field’s Holiday Traditions” will be presented from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday at the McHenry Public Library, 809 N. Front St. The talk will look back at cherished traditions of Chicago’s leading department: the Walnut Room Christmas

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Saturday

Boar’s Head Festival planned in Marengo The Boar’s Head Festival will be at 6 p.m. Saturday, and at 2 and 5 p.m. Sunday at Zion Lutheran Church of Marengo, 412 E. Jackson St., Marengo. This is an annual medieval Christmas celebration in which the church is transformed into the manor home of King Wenceslas. A free-will offering will be taken. Tickets are free, but require reservations at 815-568-0648 or hagenmuller@ att.net. For information, visit www.zionmarengo.net.

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Christmas on Square to include book sale The Friends of the Huntley Area Public Library will host a Friends Book Sale during Christmas on the Square. The sale will run from 1 to 5 p.m. Saturday in the American Legion building, 11712 Coral St., Huntley. The sale coincides with the Christmas on the Square and Kris Kringle Market events. Classic Christmas stories will be told from 12:30 to 4 p.m. inside the American Legion.

Sunday

CL Community Band to have pops concert The Crystal Lake Community Band will present its Holiday Pops Concert at 4 p.m. Sunday at the Holiday Inn, Route 31 and Three Oaks Road, Crystal Lake. Tickets are $12 for adults, $10 for seniors, students and military, and $7 groups of 10 or more. Tickets available at the door or at 815-679-2263 or www.clcb.org.

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Mark Hume

Not many people know what the Moose is, Mark Hume said. The Johnsburg resident is a member of the McHenry Moose Lodge 691 and the recipient of its highest honor, the Pilgrim Degree of Merit. He joined the Moose and a number of other area organizations after he got out of the U.S. Army in 1994. He is also a mail carrier in Lake Forest. The Moose is an international organization that focuses on caring for children and seniors. It operates Mooseheart, a residential child care center and school in Batavia, and Moosehaven, a retirement community in Orange Park, Fla. Hume recently spoke to reporter Emily Coleman about his volunteer work and the Moose.

Coleman: What is it about the Moose that you like? Hume: I like the people be-

cause the people are wonderful people, and I also like what Mooseheart stands for. It’s for taking care of kids from lost and broken homes. You could say it’s like turning – what do they say? – tragedies into triumphs.

Coleman: Is there anything you think people should know about the Moose? Anything people usually get wrong? Hume: A lot of people don’t

know what the Moose is. It’s very funny. It’s kind of amusing. Some people think, ‘Well, is it a veterans organization?’ ... We do a lot of thing in the community. We’re kind of a secret. We shouldn’t be, but we are. It’s just a great organization. There’s the Elks and the Eagles, but this one, you can actually go down to Mooseheart and see where your money’s going. If you ever go down to the campus, you’ll go, ‘Wow.’ I tell anybody who ever joined, once you’ve been down there, you’ll never let your dues go again because you get to meet the kids, and if you get a chance, they’ll take you around, show you campus. Beautiful facility.

Coleman: Can you tell me about a time when you felt like you were really making a difference? Hume: I get an opportunity to bring kids up here for Thanksgiving, and they get to have a nice meal. They get to do karaoke and play games

and stuff like that.

Coleman: What’s your role? Hume: I’m the organizer.

We’ve got 50 sailors coming, and we’ve got 20 to 25 kids from Mooseheart with their house parents and that. We take them to the theater for a movie, get a group picture, and bring them back here for lunch, for turkey. We cook up about 250 pounds of turkey. We feed all the people that come in to help. We get about 150 people here total. It takes a lot of organizing. It really does. Sometimes I want to pull out all my hair because it gets down to the crunch. But once it’s all over and done with, you just got that good feeling that you’ve done something good for somebody.

Coleman: What do you enjoy about working with the kids? Hume: Just watching the

smiles on their faces. You don’t see them all the time, but you get a chance to see them year after year. When they get to do something, they’re just smiles from ear to ear. It just gives you that real good warm feeling.

Coleman: What did you do to get the Pilgrim Degree of Merit?

The Hume lowdown n Family: Three sons – Donovan

Bartlett of Ottawa, and Joe Hume and Spencer Fahlbeck of Clinton, Iowa – and eight grandchildren, from 2 to 21 years old. n Involvement: McHenry Moose Lodge, American Legion, Polish Legion of American Veterans, AmVets, and the Eagles. n Favorite Moose event: “Thanksgiving with the sailors and the kids from Mooseheart because it’s just amazing how people come together and make it good for some of these kids who are going overseas and are still in boot camp. Being a veteran, I’m kind of partial to that.” Hume: It’s something that you earn over years. You get it from doing community service, helping your lodge, helping in other organizations like the veteran organizations I belong to, running a lot of functions to help the lodge keep money and raise funds for Mooseheart. Coleman: What was your reaction when you got it? Hume: I was dumbfounded. I was just shocked. I was just in awe. [It’s] something you always try to get.

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Holiday travel appears smooth in Illinois

CHICAGO – Travelers heading home after Thanksgiving say it’s been smooth and hasslefree in the Chicago area with good weather for travel. The Greyhound station near downtown Chicago was packed Sunday. Leonard Reddick was waiting for his bus back to Flint, Mich. The 29-year-old said he liked the cheap fares at $84 roundtrip and traveled on Thanksgiving Day so that there’d be fewer crowds. Meanwhile Malron Murray arrived back in Chicago from Atlanta where he’d been visiting his daughter. He said the bus wasn’t too crowded. Both of Chicago’s airports reported normal operations Sunday with no delays at O’Hare or Midway international airports. Weather across Illinois was

favorable for travel with mostly clear skies and no forecasts of snow. Chicago was expected to reach a high of 45 degrees.

Chicago makes top 10 list for startup activity

CHICAGO – A new report says Chicago is one of the top places in the world for business startup activity. Crain’s Chicago Business reported the city is No. 10 on the recently released list of global entrepreneurial hotspots. The analysis was done by Startup Genome, a crowdsourced database that maps entrepreneurial communities. Topping the list is Silicon Valley, Calif., followed by Tel Aviv, Israel; Los Angeles; Seattle; New York and Boston. Chicago was ranked 15th in a report earlier this year. The city moved up thanks in part to the opening of a new startup incubator in the Introducing UNPLUGGED for Her. by Jon Bon Jovi

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Santa riding the rails on Chicago’s Holiday Train

CHICAGO – Santa Claus and his reindeer are riding the rails around Chicago again this year, and passengers are invited to join them. The Chicago Transit Authority’s Holiday Train features six cars pulling Santa and his helpers in their sleigh. Customers may ride inside the cars, which are decorated in multicolored lights, garland and bows and feature holiday music. Now in its 21st year, the Holiday Train travels along all CTA rail lines in November and December. Detailed timetables are posted online at transitchicago.

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Officials: Keep an eye on elderly during holidays

CHICAGO – State officials say this is a good time of year to keep a close eye on older family members who may need assistance. November is National Family Caregivers Month. Illinois Department on Aging Director John Holton said it’s also the kickoff to the holiday season and a good time for families to use the time they spend together to look for signs that older relatives may need more help. Those signs include decreased mobility, change in appetite, unfilled medical prescriptions and not paying bills. The department is reminding people that there are more than 100 resources centers statewide for caregivers.

– Wire report

VILLAGE OF ALGONQUIN

DOWNTOWN PLANNING STUDY

PUBLIC PLANNING WORKSHOP Wednesday, Nov. 28, 2012 • 7:00-8:30pm St. John’s Lutheran Church & School (300 Jefferson St.) The Village of Algonquin requests public input on some draft recommendations for enhancements to the Downtown area. Come and make your voice heard on the future of Downtown Algonquin – the public is encouraged to attend this 90-minute interactive workshop to comment on preliminary concept plans. Plan to arrive at 6:45pm to check-in and for more information, contact Ben Mason, Village Planner at 847-658-4184.

CHICAGO – Democratic leaders in Cook County hope to rally around a singular candidate to replace former U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr., because the slate for the primary election is expected to be large. Jackson, a Chicago Democrat, resigned last week after nearly 17 years in office. He cited his health and acknowledged that he’s under a federal investigation and cooperating with authorities. The opening is rare in the mostly urban district that covers neighborhoods on Chicago’s South Side, south suburbs and some rural areas. Severalcandidatesalready have expressed interest, including former U.S. Rep. Debbie Halvorson – whom Jackson beat in a primary this year – state Sen. Donne Trotter and defense attorney Sam Adam Jr., who once represented imprisoned former Gov. Rod Blagojevich. “You’ve got so many candidates who say they’re going to be running, it could be a free-for-all,” Cook County Assessor Joseph Berrios, chairman of the county’s Democratic Party told the Chicago Tribune. “We want to make sure we elect some-

one who works hard to represent everyone in Chicago, everyone in Cook County and everyone in the 2nd Congressional District.” Berrios said he’s been in touch with local Democrats – including committeemen – to prepare for an endorsement session. Supporting one candidate, he said, would help ensure a win and help with fundraising. Gov. Pat Quinn has until today to set dates for the special election, and has said he plans to set primary and general election dates. Jackson, 47, easily won re-election to a ninth full term earlier this month. But he has been out of the public eye since June, when he went on a hushed medical leave. The former congressman was treated at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn., for bipolar disorder and other medical issues. In his resignation letter, he said his deteriorating health had made it difficult to do his job. He also revealed publicly for the first time that he is under federal investigation, reportedly for misusing campaign finance funds. He hasn’t been charged with a crime. Jackson also had been under a House Ethics Committee investigation for links to Blagojevich.

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Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. and his wife, Chicago Alderman Sandi Jackson, ask each other for support and votes as they arrive at a polling station March 9 for early voting in Chicago.

NOTICE OF PROPOSED PROPERTY TAX LEVY INCREASE FOR THE VILLAGE OF CARY TAX YEAR 2012 I. A public hearing to approve the proposed property tax levy increase for the 2012 tax year for the Village of Cary, Illinois, will be held on December 4, 2012 at 7:00 p.m. at the Village Hall, Village of Cary, 655 Village Hall Drive, Cary, Illinois 60013. Any person desiring to appear at the public hearing and present testimony to the taxing district may contact the Village Administrator, Christopher Clark, 655 Village Hall Drive, Cary, McHenry County, Illinois 60013 at 847/639-0003. II. The corporate and special purpose property taxes extended or abated for the year 2011 were $2,378,743.20. The proposed corporate and special purpose property taxes to be levied for 2012 is $2,449,920.23. This represents an increase of 2.99% over the prior year. III. The property taxes extended for debt service and public building leases for 2011 were $0.00. The estimated property taxes to be levied for debt service and public building leases for 2012 are $0.00. This represents a 0.0% increase over the previous year. IV The total property taxes extended or abated for 2011 were $2,378,743.20. The estimated total property taxes to be levied for 2012 are $2,449,920.23. This represents a 2.99% increase over the previous year.


OBITUARIES

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THOMAS DAVID CASHIN JR.

Died: Nov. 24, 2012; in Woodstock WOODSTOCK – Thomas David Chashin Jr., 51, passed away Saturday, Nov. 24, 2012, at Northeastern Illinois Hospice Inpatient Unit in Woodstock. Arrangements are pending with Colonial Funeral Home, 591 Ridgeview Drive, McHenry. For information, call the funeral home at 815-385-0063.

JOSEPH DIEDRICH

Born: Aug. 18, 1931; in Volo Died: Nov. 23, 2012; in Fox Lake FOX LAKE – Joseph Diedrich, 81, passed away peacefully Friday, Nov. 23, 2012, at Paradise Park Assisted Living in Fox Lake. Joseph was born Aug. 18, 1931, in Volo, to Jacob and Barbara (nee Brown) Diedrich. He was raised in Volo on the family farm. He joined the U.S. Army and served his country for two years. He later worked for Long Lake Lumber Company and International

Harvester. Joseph married Joan Summers on Sept. 4, 1954, and they were happily married for 50 years. Together they raised three children in love and laughter. Joe enjoyed fishing, woodworking and spending time with family and friends. He was an active member of St. Bede Catholic Church in Ingleside. He is survived by his dear children, Charlene (Craig) Severs, Peter Diedrich and Marie (Steven) Paull; five grandchildren; four greatgrandchildren; siblings, Rosina Heil of Marathon, Wis., Stanley (Dorothy) Diedrich of McHenry and Barbara (Jim) Miller of McHenry. Joseph was preceded in death by his wife, Joan, in 2004; his parents; and four siblings. Family members would like to extend sincere gratitude to all who cared for Joe at Paradise Park. He truly enjoyed the wonderful attention and concern that was shown by all. The visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 29, at K.K. Hamsher Funeral Home, 12 N. Pistakee Lake Road, Fox Lake. The visitation will resume at 8:30 a.m. Friday, Nov. 30, with prayers at 9:10 a.m. before departing to St. Bede Church, 36455 N. Wilson Road, Ingleside, for a 10 a.m. Mass celebration. Burial will follow in St. Peter’s Cemetery in Volo.

For information, call 847-587-2100 or visit www.kkhamsherfuneralhome.com. Sign the guest book at www. NWHerald.com/obits

Northwest Herald / NWHerald.com home at 815-459-1760. Online condolences may be made at www. querhammerandflagg.com. Sign the guest book at www. NWHerald.com/obits

CRYSTAL LAKE – Dorothy Ruth Krchak, 92, of Crystal Lake, passed away Saturday, Nov. 24, 2012, at Fair Oaks Health Care Center in Crystal Lake. She was born March 4, 1920, to Ernest and Meta (Roewer) Knaack in Crystal Lake. She attended Munshawville School on Three Oaks Road through sixth grade, Immanuel Lutheran School for seventh and eighth grades, and graduated from Crystal Lake Community High School in 1937. She was a devoted housewife, wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. She was a lifelong member of Immanuel Lutheran Church in Crystal Lake, where she was baptized, confirmed and married. While working at Oak Manufacturing, she met Emil Krchak and they were married Aug. 9, 1941, at Im-

manuel Lutheran Church in Crystal Lake. Emil passed away June 14, 2001, less than two months before their 60th wedding anniversary. She is survived by her four children, Kenneth (Susan), Keith (Ann), David (Elizabeth) and Lisa; four grandchildren, K. Scott, Kyle, Emily and Amanda; seven greatgrandchildren, Cody, Noah, Luke, Natalie, Sadie, Greta and Evangeline; two sisters-in-law, Julia Bobb and Mary Krchak; and many nieces and nephews. Besides her parents and husband, Dorothy was preceded in death by her sister, Myrtle Nelson; and brother, Howard Knaack. The visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 27, at Querhammer & Flagg Funeral Home, 500 W. Terra Cotta Ave., Crystal Lake. The funeral service will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 28, at the funeral home. The Rev. Dr. Larry Tieman and Dorothy’s nephew, the Rev. John Nelson, will officiate. Burial will follow in Union Cemetery in Crystal Lake. The family asks that memorial contributions be made to Immanuel Lutheran Church, 300 S. Pathway Court, Crystal Lake, IL 60014; or to Hospice & Palliative Care of Northeastern Illinois, 405 Lake Zurich Road, Barrington, IL 60010. For information, call the funeral

WOODSTOCK – Gilbert Warren Nienow, 90, of Woodstock, died Thursday, Nov. 22, 2012, at his home in Woodstock, with his wife of 64 years, Venus, at his side. He was born May 26, 1922, in Milwaukee, Wis., to Albert C. and Viola (Peuser) Nienow. He married Venus Woody in Pleasant Hill, Mo., on Sept. 5, 1948. He entered the U.S. Army in October 1942 and served in France, Germany and England. He was honorably discharged in March 1946. He met his future wife at an Army dance at Fort Leonard Wood, Mo. After their marriage, they lived in Barrington until moving to Woodstock in 1953. Gilbert enjoyed gardening, archery, golf, square dancing and photogra-

phy. He was proud to have worked in Boy Scouts with his son. He was a member of First Presbyterian Church of Woodstock, where he served as a deacon, usher and on the building and grounds committee. He worked in TV repair in Barrington and Woodstock and later at Brown Manufacturing Company in graphic arts. He is survived by his wife, Venus; a son, Charles (Jackie); a daughter, Vicki Boriack; two grandchildren, Katy (Christian) Harris and Jonathan (friend Brooke) Boriack; two greatgrandchildren, Ayden and Evan; and a special caregiver, Teresa. He was preceded in death by his parents; a special aunt, Irma; and many other aunts, uncles and cousins. The memorial gathering will be from 12:30 p.m. until the memorial service at 2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 1, at First Presbyterian Church, 2018 N. Route 47, Woodstock. The Rev. Paul Nelson will preside. Burial will be private. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to First Presbyterian Church, 2018 N. Route 47, Woodstock, IL 60098. For information, call SchneiderLeucht-Merwin & Cooney Funeral Home, 1211 N. Seminary Ave., Woodstock, at 815-338-1710. Sign the guest book at www. NWHerald.com/obits

tion will be at Davenport Family Funeral Home, 419 E. Terra Cotta Ave., Crystal Lake. The family will receive friends from 10 a.m. until the service at 11 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 1. For information, call the funeral home at 815-459-3411.

Wesley “Wes” A. Pribla: A memorial Mass will be at noon (Eastern Time) Friday, Nov. 30, at Christ the King Catholic Church, 52473 State Road 933, South Bend, Ind. Interment will be in Florida National Cemetery, Bushnell, Fla., at a later

date. There will be no visitation. David Sajdak: The visitation will be from 10 a.m. until the service at noon Monday, Nov. 26, in the chapel of Windridge Memorial Park, 7014 S. Rawson Bridge Road in Cary. Burial will follow. For infor-

mation, call 847-639-2191. Matthew R. Wilson: A celebration of Matthew Wilson’s life will be from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 1, at Little Angels, 1435 Summit St., Elgin. For information, call 815459-3411.

DOROTHY RUTH KRCHAK

Born: March 4, 1920; in Crystal Lake Died: Nov. 24, 2012; in Crystal Lake

GILBERT WARREN NIENOW

Born: May 26, 1922; in Milwaukee, Wis. Died: Nov. 22, 2012; in Woodstock

8FUNERAL ARRANGEMENTS

Anne Blakeslee: Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 27, at St. Mary Church, 10307 Dundee Road, Huntley. For information, call 847-699-5111. Judith E. (Corey) Brever Miles: The visitation will continue from

8:30 until the service at 10 a.m. Monday, Nov. 26, at Resurrection Church in Dubuque, Iowa. Burial will be in St. Joseph’s Cemetery in Lyons, Wis. Grace Ellen Jackson Chamberlain: A memorial service and visita-

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The next Congress could make deals harder, parties polarized By ALAN FRAM The Associated Press

WASHINGTON – When the next Congress cranks up in January, there will be more women, many new faces and 11 fewer tea party-backed House Republicans from the class of 2010 who sought a second term. Overriding those changes, though, is a thinning of pragmatic, centrist veterans in both parties. Among those leaving are some of the Senate’s most pragmatic lawmakers, nearly half the House’s centrist Blue Dog Democrats and several moderate House Republicans. That could leave the parties more polarized even as President Barack Obama and congressional leaders talk up the cooperation needed to tackle complex, vexing prob-

lems such as curbing deficits, revamping tax laws and culling savings from Medicare and other costly programs. “This movement away from the center, at a time when issues have to be resolved from the middle, makes it much more difficult to find solutions to major problems,” said William Hoagland, senior vice president of the Bipartisan Policy Center, a private group advocating compromise. In the Senate, moderate Scott Brown, R-Mass., lost to Democrat Elizabeth Warren, who will be one of the more liberal members. Another GOP moderate, Richard Lugar of Indiana, fell in the primary election. Two others, Kay Bailey Hutchison of Texas and Olympia Snowe of Maine, are retiring. Moderate Democratic sena-

tors such as Kent Conrad of North Dakota, Herb Kohl of Wisconsin, Ben Nelson of Nebraska, Jim Webb of Virginia are leaving, as is Democraticleaning Independent Joe Lieberman. While about half of the incoming 12 Senate freshmen of both parties are moderates, new arrivals include tea party Republican Ted Cruz of Texas, conservative Deb Fischer of Nebraska, and liberals such as Tammy Baldwin of Wisconsin and Hawaii’s Mazie Hirono. There’s a similar pattern in the House, where 10 of the 24 Democratic Blue Dogs lost, are retiring or, in the case of Rep. Joe Donnelly, D-Ind., are moving to the Senate. That will further slash a centrist group that just a few years ago had more than 50 members, though some new freshmen might join.

Lesbian couple in high court for benefits fight By LISA LEFF The Associated Press SAN FRANCISCO – Like a lot of newlyweds, Karen Golinski was eager to enjoy the financial fruits of marriage. Within weeks of her wedding, she applied to add her spouse to her employer-sponsored health care plan, a move that would save the couple thousands of dollars a year. Her ordinarily routine request still is being debated more than four years later, and by the likes of former attorneys general, a slew of senators, the Obama adminis-

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Clinton. The purpose of the meeting is to decide which, if any, to put on the court’s schedule for arguments next year. The outcome carries economic and social consequences for gay, lesbian and bisexual couples, who now are unable to access Social Security survivor benefits, file joint income taxes, inherit a deceased spouse’s pension or obtain family health insurance. The other plaintiffs in the cases pending before the court include the state of Massachusetts, 13 couples and five widows and widowers.

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Fire kills 112 at Bangladesh factory By JULHAS ALAM The Associated Press

DHAKA, Bangladesh – Fire raced up the floors of a garment factory in Bangladesh, killing at least 112 people, many of them trapped in the eight-story building with no emergency exits where they make clothes for major global retailers. The factory outside the capital, Dhaka, is owned by Tazreen Fashions Ltd., a subsidiary of the Tuba Group, which makes products for Wal-Mart and other companies in the U.S. and Europe. Firefighters recovered at least 100 bodies from the factory and 12 more people died at

hospitals after jumping from the building to escape, Maj. Mohammad Mahbub, fire department operations director, told The Associated Press on Sunday. Local media reported that up to 124 people were killed. The cause of the blaze that began late Saturday was not immediately clear, and authorities ordered an investigation. Army soldiers and border guards were helping keep order as thousands of onlookers and anxious relatives of the factory workers gathered, Mahbub said. Tazreen was given a “high risk” safety rating after a May 16, 2011, audit conducted by an “ethical sourcing” asses-

sor for Wal-Mart, according to a document posted on the Tuba Group’s website. It did not specify what led to the rating. Wal-Mart spokesman Kevin Gardner said online documents indicating an orange or “high risk” assessment after the May 2011 inspection and a yellow or “medium risk” report after an inspection in August 2011 appeared to pertain to the factory. The August 2011 letter said Wal-Mart would conduct another inspection within one year. Gardner said it was not clear whether that inspection had been conducted or whether the factory was still making products for Wal-Mart.

If a factory is rated “orange” three times in two years, Wal-Mart won’t place any orders for one year. The May 2011 report was the first orange rating for the factory. Neither Tazreen’s owner nor Tuba Group officials could be reached for comment. The Tuba Group is a major Bangladeshi garment exporter whose clients also include Carrefour and IKEA, according to its website. Its factories export garments to the U.S., Germany, France, Italy and the Netherlands, among other countries. The Tazreen factory, which opened in 2009 and employed about 1,700 people, made polo shirts, fleece jackets and T-shirts.

of the year for the third year in a row: According to research firm comScore, Americans are expected to spend $1.5 billion, up 20 percent from last year on Cyber Monday, as retailers have ramped up deals to get shoppers to click on their websites.

injured 18 people and damaged 42 buildings in Springfield’s entertainment district was blamed Sunday on a utility worker who accidentally punctured a highpressure pipeline while looking for a leak. State Fire Marshal Stephen Coan said the Friday night blast in one of New England’s largest cities was caused by “human error.” He didn’t identify the Columbia Gas Co. worker who

pierced the pipe while responding to reports of a gas leak.

8NATION BRIEFS Cyber Monday likely to be busiest online sales day

NEW YORK – Cyber Monday, coined in 2005 by a shopping trade group that noticed online sales spiked on the Monday following Thanksgiving, is the next in a series of days that stores are counting on to jump-start the holiday shopping season. It’s estimated that this year’s Cyber Monday will be the biggest online shopping day

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DES MOINES, Iowa – Lottery officials say nobody has won the Powerball jackpot and the top prize will increase to about $425 million for the next drawing, the largest jackpot ever for the game.

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County government’s levy for next year’s taxes about $78.5M • BUDGET

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Board member John Hammerand, R-Wonder Lake, cast the sole vote last week against the new budget. He said the levy still contains growth, in the form of new development that is not capped. Hammerand also questioned the $5.25 million levied to help subsidize Valley Hi Nursing Home. “I keep my campaign promises. It’s a tax increase, and I voted against it,” Hammerand said.

How they voted The McHenry County Board voted Tuesday evening, 22-1, to approve a $250 million 2013 budget that holds next year’s property tax levy flat. Board member John Hammerand, R-Wonder Lake, cast the sole opposing vote. Board member Robert Bless, R-Fox River Grove, was absent. The County Board is one of several area governments to reject or consider rejecting the 3 percent increase under the tax cap. The tax cap was meant to protect collar-county taxpayers by limiting how much more taxing bodies can collect

each year to either the rate of inflation or 5 percent, whichever is smaller. But when home values decline – a scenario never considered by lawmakers – the cap helps government and hurts taxpayers by guaranteeing that taxing bodies can

collect the increase to offset inflation if they choose to do so. County government’s levy for next year’s taxes totals more than $78.5 million. This year’s budget development process went more smoothly than last year, when board members on the night of the budget vote had a change of heart and attempted to freeze the levy and not collect a 1.5 percent increase allowed under the tax cap. That episode prompted a top-to-bottom review of the county budget process and an earlier start to it.

Quinn says compromise possible on more casinos • LAWMAKERS

Continued from page A1 One legislative aide said there have been preliminary talks with Quinn’s office about potential supplemental appropriations. A few weeks ago, a massive expansion of legalized gambling – twice approved by the General Assembly but never given Quinn’s blessing – looked ripe for an override, at least in the House. Less certain would be an OK in the Senate – where a veto push would start because the legislation originated there. Proponents of allowing five more casinos in the state – including one in Chicago – and slot machines at horse-racing tracks say it’s necessary to increase state revenue and compete with neighboring states luring away Illinois gamblers and their pocketbooks. Quinn has objected, saying the plan lacks regulatory oversight and fails to put money toward public education. But Quinn told The Associated Press earlier this month he believes a compromise is in the offing. Of major assistance in that scenario, according to House sponsor Rep. Lou Lang, is newly offered assistance of House Speaker Michael Madigan. For almost 20 years, the Chicago Democrat has recused himself from negotiations about gambling to avoid a potential conflict of interest with his private law practice, which he said might serve clients interested in casino development. Lang said Madigan no longer has the conflict – something Madigan spokesman Steve Brown confirmed without elaborating – and has orchestrated discussions designed to lead to a deal. “It’s a very big issue, and the speaker, with good reason, likes to involve himself in the big issues,” said Lang, D-Skokie, “so ... perhaps he

can be helpful in the process of getting the governor to the table.” Senate President John Cullerton favors a negotiated pact, but hasn’t committed to action before January, when lawmakers are scheduled to meet next, spokeswoman Rikeesha Phelon said. Quinn’s office did not respond to requests for comment. In earlier comments to the AP, Quinn sounded uncharacteristically upbeat about a casino plan. “I’m optimistic we can put something together,” he said. In crafting a state budget last winter, Quinn slashed spending with plans to close several correctional facilities and units for mental health treatment and care of the developmentally disabled. Lawmakers objected, sending him a budget with money appropriated to keep open places such as the Tamms high-security prison and the women’s lockup at Dwight. Quinn stood firm, reducing that allocation by $57 million and saying he wanted to use the money for other programs, such as child protective services. Cullerton, a Chicago Democrat, is preparing an override of that budget-bill reduction, Phelon said. But it would only mean Quinn couldn’t spend the money as he pleased. It would not force the governor to keep prisons and other sites open. Sen. David Leuchtefeld, R-Okawville, said he hopes he doesn’t lose gun-related legislation he sponsored to a Quinn assault-weapons ban. Leuchtefeld’s proposal would close a loophole that prevents Illinois residents from buying ammunition through the mail from Illinois suppliers. It easily won legislative approval, but Quinn used his amendatory veto power to substitute language banning new assault-style weapons, large-capacity ammunition magazines and similar guns.


Opinion

John Rung Publisher

Dan McCaleb Senior Editor

Monday, November 26, 2012 • Page A9 • Northwest Herald • NWHerald.com 8ANOTHER VIEW

Secession movements “We the People of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, will react in the most shortsighted fashion possible and break away from this tyrannical republic, because (insert name of petitioner’s state here) is well-equipped to stand on its own since our candidate lost the presidential election.” That statement should perhaps serve as a guiding preamble to the seemingly hottest trend in the country – secession of states from the United States. In the wake of the election, people in Mississippi and the other 49 states have filed petitions asking that their states be allowed to peacefully secede from the union. Some have gotten at least 25,000 signatures, which would require an official response from the White House. That response should be: This is ridiculous. Because we all know how it went when states last seceded in 1861 to 1865. At least the petitioners this time aren’t calling for a revolution. Eric B. of Picayune launched Mississippi’s petition two days after the election, in which Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney lost despite gaining most of the Magnolia State’s votes. He writes that Mississippi should be allowed to withdraw from the U.S. “and create its own NEW governmen (sic).” At least 11,000 people have signed Eric’s screed. True, the effort to break away likely will easily fail. But the fact that the thought of succession has gotten this much traction is more than a bit alarming. States like Mississippi need federal dollars and support for a host of quality-of-life issues. Beyond that, the state would have to create its own security forces and military when it can already barely fund education. But as for secession talk, we don’t need two Americas. The Civil War should have been a resounding reminder of that. Even if it means passionate yet constructive disagreement, or your party not always winning every election or majority in Congress, we are much stronger, and always will be, as one America. The Clarion-Ledger, Jackson, Miss.

8LEGISLATIVE DIRECTORY

U.S. Rep. Donald Manzullo R-16th District 101 N. Virginia St., Suite 170 Crystal Lake, IL 60014 815-356-9800 2228 Rayburn House Office Building Washington, DC 20515 202-225-5676 Fax: 202-225-5284 Web: manzullo.house.gov

U.S. Rep. Joe Walsh R-8th District 50 E. Grand Ave. Fox Lake, IL 60020 (847) 973-9341 432 Cannon HOB Washington, DC 20515 Phone: 202-225-3711 Fax: 202-225-7830 www.walsh.house.gov/

U.S. Rep. Randy Hultgren R-14th District 427 Cannon HOB Washington, DC 20515 Phone: 202-225-2976 Fax: 202-225-0697 Web: www.house.gov/foster

Gov. Pat Quinn 207 Statehouse Springfield, IL 62706 800-642-3112 E-mail: governor@state.il.us Web: www.illinois.gov State Sen. Pamela Althoff R-32nd District 1 N. Virginia St. Crystal Lake, IL 60014 815-455-6330 Fax: 815-455-8284 M103E State House Springfield, IL 62706 217-782-8000 Fax: 217-782-9586 E-mail: pamela@pamelaalthoff.net State Sen. Dan Duffy R-26th District 330 E. Main St. Suite 301 Barrington, IL 60010 847-277-7100 105D Capitol Building Springfield, IL 62706 217-782-8010 State Sen. Chris Lauzen R-25th District 52 W. Downer Place Suite 251 Aurora, IL 60506 630-264-2334 103A Capitol Building Springfield, IL 62706 217-782-0052 chrislauzen@lauzen.com State Rep. Jack Franks D-63rd District 1193 S. Eastwood Drive Woodstock, IL 60098 815-334-0063 Fax: 815-334-9147 239-E Stratton Building Springfield, IL 62706

217-782-1717 Fax: 217-557-2118 E-mail: jack@jackfranks.org State Rep. Michael Tryon R-64th District 1 N. Virginia Crystal Lake, IL 60014 815-459-6453 Fax: 815-455-8284 244-W Stratton Building Springfield, IL 62706 217-782-0432 Fax: 217-782-1275 E-mail: mike@miketryon.com State Rep. Kent Gaffney R-52nd District 124-A E. Liberty St. Wauconda, IL 60084 847-487-5252 State Rep. Timothy L. Schmitz R-49, Geneva 127 Hamilton St. Suite D Geneva, IL 60134 630-845-9590 224-N Stratton Office Building Springfield, IL 62706 217-782-5457 Web: timschmitz.org Kenneth D. Koehler Chairman, McHenry County Board McHenry County Government Center 2200 N. Seminary Ave. Woodstock, IL 60098 Phone: 815-334-4221 Fax: 815-338-3991 E-mail: kdkoehler@ co.mchenry.il.us President Obama The White House 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. NW Washington, DC 20500 202-456-1414, Comment: 202-456-1111 Fax: 202-456-2461 Web: www.whitehouse.gov U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin 230 S. Dearborn Kluczynski Federal Building Suite 3892 Chicago, IL 60604 312-353-4952 711 Hart Senate Office Building Washington, DC 20510 202-224-2152 Web: www.durbin.senate.gov U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk 387 Russell Senate Office Building Washington DC, 20510 Phone: 202-224-2854 Fax: 202-228-4611 230 South Dearborn Suite 3900 Chicago, IL 60604 Phone: 312-886-3506

Editorial Board: John Rung, Dan McCaleb, Kevin Lyons, Stacia Hahn, Jon Styf

8SKETCH VIEW

8IT’S YOUR WRITE Economics 101

To the Editor: I don’t understand all I know about this modern math. We on Social Security have had no increase for two years and about a 1 percent increase each year for two years in our cost of living. Gas went from $1.89 to $4 a gallon until a couple of days ago. Food – I wish I had a newspaper advertisement from four years ago – is up substantially in four years. The cause of high real estate and other taxes is what I call the “gotta-have people.” I gotta have 15 percent of the land in the county in the McHenry County Conservation District area, off the tax role and administrated by a bureaucracy. I gotta have three beach houses in Crystal Lake; an underpass for bikes crossing Route 14; golf courses, etc. If you gotta have it, it has to be built and maintained for 70 years. Walter Steffens Johnsburg

Tax increase coming

To the Editor: The year 2013 will see any number of tax increases at all levels of government. The re-elected presi-

dent will begin with a nearly $1.6 trillion tax hike, which is just more of the same. Medicare taxes will go up for everyone, and Al Gore wants a new tax on fuels. However, here in November and December, watch those legal notices of approved tax levies that must be published. This is how your property taxes increase every year. Some of our taxing bodies did show some restraint by holding down their tax hikes in the past two or three years, as our home values sank and the economy tanked with many foreclosures. Now the taxing bodies are planning to catch up with their missed raises and pension benefits by raising taxes. All it takes is their board’s approval, with no tax referendum. District 155 will raise its levy by 8 percent, Lakemoor will go up “just a little” by 4.7 percent. And let us not forget the Cary Park District, which wants to buy another golf course and add millions to its debt. In Cary, we pay the park district twice the taxes paid to our village of Cary. Go figure. Just look at the line items on your property tax bill. If each one increases by 4.7 percent to 8 percent, the overall tax increases

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for each tax bill could be several hundreds of dollars. This is not just any exaggeration. This will happen if our local taxing bodies do not hold the fiscal line. Gary W. Verdung Cary

Santa run benefit

To the Editor: This year, Turning Point is very fortunate to be the beneficiary of a great new event! The Kiwanis Club of Crystal Lake has put together a Santa Run/Walk for Kids. This event will benefit five local charities that help children in McHenry County: Big Brothers Big Sisters, Girls on the Run, CASA, the Light Center/Main Stay and the agency I work for, Turning Point. Sunday, Dec. 2, will be a great

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day to get out and spend some time with your family. We’ve got a 5K Santa Run (every runner gets a Santa Suit to run in!) as well as a 1-mile Reindeer Dash where kids of all ages can walk in reindeer antlers! Both routes begin and end at the Raue Center in downtown Crystal Lake. A thundering herd of Santas headed for the finish line will be a sight you won’t want to miss! It will be a great chance to spend some holiday time with your whole family as well as raise some money to help out kids in our communities. You can sign up or get more information at KiwanisSantaRunforKids.org. Joe Kvidera

Turning Point events coordinator, Woodstock

Ellsworth’s legal, political contributions many On this day (Nov. 26) in 1807, former U.S. Supreme Court Chief Justice Oliver Ellsworth of Connecticut died (age 67) after a long, lingering illness contracted during a diplomatic trip to Europe in 1799-1800. Although relatively unknown today, the second chief justice of the United States belongs in any pantheon of leading Revolutionary Era politicians, jurists and diplomats. Born April 29, 1745, into the locally prominent family of Capt. David and Jemima Ellsworth in Windsor, Conn., the mildly eccentric Oliver received an excellent classical and legal education, which prepared him well for his many public careers as a well-respected jurist, as a state and national political figure, as a well-regarded diplomat, and as a framer of the U.S. Constitution willing to compromise to achieve a viable “federal system” of government. His formal education included an intense pre-college course of study primarily in the classics and theology, two years at nearby Yale College (1762-1764) and two years and graduation from the College of New Jersey (present-day Princeton) 1764-1766. Graduation was followed by a five-year study of the law and admission to the bar in 1771, after which he established a lucrative legal practice first in Windsor and, after 1775, in Hartford. Considered at least eccentric by some and overly “elitist” by others, Oliver was a constant user of snuff, always

8THE FIRST AMENDMENT

ON THIS DAY Joseph C. Morton dressed elegantly and overly formal, and often was heard talking to himself. His 1772 marriage to Abigail Wolcott solidified his claim to social, economic, political and legal prominence. His marriage into the prominent Wolcott family, his excellent education, and his obvious legal acumen all augured well for the future of the affable, talented, ambitious young barrister. Despite noteworthy accomplishments in several fields (i.e., political, legal and diplomatic) he is primarily remembered today for his work as a judge and legal scholar. His service in several important judicial positions in Connecticut seemed to have served him well as an “apprenticeship” for his later career as a distinguished jurist at the national level. Among Ellsworth’s most significant legal and political attainments at the national level were 1. his work as the primary draftsman (as one of Connecticut’s three delegates to the Constitutional Convention) of Article Three of the Constitution, which established the Supreme Court. 2. his authorship (as one of Connecticut’s first U.S. senators), of the Judiciary Act of 1789, which effectively

established our Federal Court System; and 3. his service as the second chief justice of the U.S. (1796-1800). When these attainments in the legal field are considered with his widely recognized political achievements (i.e., prominent state and Federalist national legislator and co-author, with friend and colleague Roger Sherman at the Constitutional Convention, of the Connecticut Compromise) and his diplomatic service as one of the three envoys appointed in 1799 by President John Adams to go to Paris to negotiate a peaceful resolution, which was finally accomplished with the signing in 1800 of the Treaty of Mortefontaine, to the undeclared naval war (so-called quasi-war) with France, Oliver Ellsworth deserves recognition as one of the leading and most influential legal, diplomatic, and political figures of the entire Revolutionary generation. Sad to relate, however, the now unknown malady contracted while in Europe led to his demise on this day in 1807. Upon his death, Oliver Ellsworth was widely eulogized as one of the most revered of the Founders and Framers.

• Crystal Lake resident Joseph C. Morton is professor emeritus at Northeastern Illinois University and author of “The American Revolution” and “Shapers of the Great Debate at the Constitutional Convention of 1787.” Email him at demjcm@comcast.net.

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COLLEGE FOOTBALL & PRO GOLF

Page B2 • Monday, November 26, 2012

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NIU FOOTBALL

Huskies climb toward possible BCS bowl By STEVE NITZ snitz@shawmedia.com

Northern Illinois running back Akeem Daniels breaks away from Eastern Michigan’s Dustin Creel for a touchdown during the first quarter Friday in Ypsilanti, Mich. NIU won, 49-7.

DeKALB – When the latest Bowl Championship Series standings were announced Sunday night, Northern Illinois came in at No. 21 with a score of .194. Three things determine the BCS standings – the USA Today Coaches Poll, the Harris Poll and the cumulative score of the computer rankings. NIU is 18th in the latest Coaches Poll and 19th in the Harris Poll. The Huskies (11-1) are at No. 23 in the computer rankings. Should NIU beat Kent State, which is No. 17 in the BCS (.251), in Friday’s Mid-American Conference Championship Game, the Huskies have a shot at qualifying for a BCS bowl game. NIU would make a BCS game if it finishes in the top 16 of the BCS standings, is the highest-ranked non-automatic qualifying conference champion, and is ahead of a conference champion from one of the six BCS leagues. With a victory over Kent St., the Huskies should finish

COLLEGE FOOTBALL

BCS STANDINGS

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ahead of the Big East champion. NIU also would likely finish ahead of Wisconsin, if the 7-5 Badgers beat No. 12 Nebraska in the Big Ten title game, or 6-6 Georgia Tech, which plays No. 13 Florida State in the ACC title game. Coach Dave Doeren’s team was helped out by some of the chaos in college football this past week as Big East favorites Rutgers and Louisville both lost. Neither school is ranked in the latest BCS standings. The Scarlet Knights were No. 18 in last week’s rankings, and the Cardinals were No. 20. The Huskies were also helped by losses from then-No. 15 Oregon State, then-No. 16 Texas, thenNo. 17 UCLA, then-No. 19 Michigan, then-No. 21 Oklahoma State, then-No. 24 Arizona and then-No. 25 Washington this past week. “It was a crazy day,” Doeren said after Sunday’s practice at Huskie Stadium. “There was a lot of things that needed to go our way to be in the conversation, and I think we put ourselves in a position where if we win the game here coming up,

that there are going to be a lot of arguments for us moving up. “All we can do now is handle our business. The dominoes kind of fell into place where we have the chance to have that conversation if we can win another game.” BCS-relevant games to keep an eye on Saturday are No. 20 Boise State at Nevada, the ACC Championship Game, Big Ten Championship Game, Pac-12 Championship Game between No. 8 Stanford and No. 16 UCLA and No. 18 Texas’ game at No. 6 Kansas State. NIU would move ahead of Kent State with a win, and there’s a chance the Huskies could move past the Bruins and Longhorns, if both teams lose. NIU also has a shot to move ahead of Boise State, even if the Broncos win, as they have a BCS mark of 0.203, just nine points higher than the Huskies. No one-loss, non-AQ team has ever made it to a BCS bowl game. TCU was the last nonAQ team to play in a BCS bowl game, defeating Wisconsin, 2119, in the 2011 Rose Bowl.

Auburn’s Chizik, Purdue’s Hope SEC championship shapes up among 5 coaches looking for work as de facto national semifinal “When expectations The ASSOCIATED PRESS

Gene Chizik, Frank Spaziani and Danny Hope got news that many expected was coming. All were fired after disappointing seasons. North Carolina State getting rid of Tom O’Brien took more than a few people off guard. So did Colorado letting Jon Embree go after only two seasons. Sunday was a tumultuous one around college football, with five coaches losing their jobs to bring the total openings in FBS to 12 – including four in the Southeastern Conference. Chizik was fired by Auburn after one of the most stunning and dramatic falls in college football history. The Tigers won the second national championship in program history behind Cam Newton in 2010. This season, Auburn finished 3-9 and did not win an SEC game. The Tigers lost the Iron Bowl, 490, to rival Alabama. Auburn endured the worst slide within two years of winning a national championship of any team since The Associated Press poll started in 1936 and hadn’t

are not met, I understand changes must be made.” Gene Chizik Former Auburn football coach lost this many games since going 0-10 in 1950. The decision came 17 months after Auburn gave Chizik a contract worth some $3.5 million annually through 2015 with a hefty buyout of $7.5 million. “When expectations are not met, I understand changes must be made,” Chizik said in a statement. He was 33-19 in four seasons and 15-17 in SEC games. More than 6-6 was expected from Purdue this season, but Hope and the Boilermakers needed a late rush just to get bowl eligible. Hope won’t get to coach Purdue’s latest bowl game. He went 22-27 in four seasons. Spaziani’s Boston College teams have had progressively worse records in each of his four seasons. The

WGC: DUBAI WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP

McIlroy surges late to win season finale By MICHAEL CASEY The Associated Press

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates – Rory McIlroy made five straight birdies down the stretch to overtake Justin Rose and win the Dubai World Championship on Sunday, ending a historic year in which the 23-year-old Northern Irishman won the PGA Championship and the European and PGA tour money titles. The top-ranked McIlroy recovered from early putting woes to finish at 6-under 66 for a total 23-under 265 at the season-ending tournament. Rose, who was tied for seventh after three rounds, surged down the stretch into contention after shooting a course-record 62 that included an eagle and eight birdies. “I just wanted to finish the season the way I thought I deserved to finish the season,” McIlroy said after holing a birdie on 18 and raising his arms in the air in celebration. “You know, I played so well throughout the year and I didn’t want to just let it tail off sort of timidly. I wanted to come here and finish in style.” Second-ranked Luke Don-

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Rory McIlroy tees off on the ninth hole Sunday during the final round of the Dubai World Championship in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. ald (71) was tied for third with Charl Schwartzel (68) of South Africa. Louis Oosthuizen (69) was another shot back in fifth. The day was supposed to be a duel between McIlroy and Donald, who were tied for the lead after the third round. The Englishman grabbed an early two-shot lead when McIlroy bogeyed the first and Donald birdied the second. But then Donald three-putted the third to end a streak of 102 holes on the Earth Course without a bogey to give McIlroy a chance. He then had another bogey on No. 12 to fall three back and never challenged after that, missing the green on the 17th to end his chances.

Eagles went 2-10 this season. He finished 22-29 as the head coach. North Carolina State finished 7-5 this season, and 4-4 in the Atlantic Coast Conference, including an upset of Florida State. Not great, but not all that far away from expectations. Still, it wasn’t enough to get O’Brien a seventh season. O’Brien went 40-35 after coming to Raleigh from Boston College following the 2006 season. He took the Wolfpack to three bowl games, but won’t coach in a fourth when N.C. State receives its bid next week. He went 22-26 in ACC play with not nearly enough marquee victories. Athletic director Debbie Yow said O’Brien’s buyout would be $1.2 million over four years. “Coach O’Brien and I agree on the goal of becoming a Top 25 program. We just don’t agree on what it takes to do that, how to get there,” Yow said. Colorado finished this season 1-11 and Embree was 4-21 in his two seasons since replacing Dan Hawkins.

By RALPH D. RUSSO The Associated Press

NEW YORK – Two years before the playoffs start in college football, the Southeastern Conference is staging a semifinal to determine who plays Notre Dame in the BCS title game. Alabama (.9236) was second and Georgia (.8911) third in the BCS standings released Sunday. The Crimson Tide and Bulldogs play Saturday in Atlanta for the SEC championship. The winner will advance to the national championship game in Miami on Jan. 7 against the Fighting Irish (.9979), who locked up their spot Saturday with a 22-13 victory against Southern California. “If you think about what the game means, this that and the other, it doesn’t really help you win the game,” Georgia coach Mark Richt said. “The only thing that helps you win the game is preparation and getting your mind ready to go to battle. That’s what you’ve got to do.” Florida (.8882) is fourth in the standings, but with no games left, looks stuck behind their SEC rivals. The good

BCS standings 1. Notre Dame 2. Alabama 3. Georgia 4. Florida 5. Oregon 6. Kansas St. 7. LSU 8. Stanford 9. Texas A&M 10. South Carolina 11. Oklahoma 12. Nebraska 13. Florida St. 14. Clemson 15. Oregon St. 16. UCLA 17. Kent St. 18. Texas 19. Michigan 20. Boise St. 21. N. Illinois 22. Northwestern 23. Oklahoma St. 24. Utah St. 25. San Jose St.

Avg .9979 .9236 .8911 .8882 .8626 .7735 .7357 .7299 .6861 .6689 .6129 .5393 .4645 .4570 .3790 .3304 .2512 .2492 .2094 .2030 .1936 .1865 .1646 .1171 .0974

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Explanation key The BCS Average is calculated by averaging the percent totals of the Harris Interactive, USA Today Coaches and Computer polls. Team percentages are derived by dividing a team’s actual voting points by a maximum 2875 possible points in the Harris Interactive Poll and 1475 possible points in the USA Today Coaches Poll.

news for the Gators is they are likely to get an at-large BCS bid to the Sugar Bowl, while the SEC runner-up is out of the big games all together. “For either one of these teams, it’s not really a great scenario,” Alabama coach Nick Saban said. One way or another, the SEC

will get a shot at its seventh straight BCS championship. The Bowl Championship Series is in its second-to-last season. It will be replaced by a four-team playoff in 2014. While the race for the BCS title game is now fairly straight forward heading into championship weekend in college football, there’s some intrigue to watch for involving potential BCS busters. The team that could be hurt most if a BCS buster emerges is Oklahoma. The Sooners are sitting 11th in the standings with a game left against TCU. With another victory, they would seem to be in good shape to get into the BCS even if Kansas State clinches the Big 12 by beating Texas. But that at-large spot could get gobbled up by a BCS buster. Other BCS automatic bids will be determined this weekend in the Pac-12, Big Ten and Atlantic Coast Conference. UCLA plays at Stanford in the Pac-12 title game with the winner going to the Rose Bowl. Wisconsin and Nebraska will play for the Big Ten’s Rose Bowl berth. Florida State and Georgia Tech play for the ACC title and a spot in the Orange Bowl.


PREPS & COLLEGE BASKETBALL

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Monday, November 26, 2012 • Page B3

MARIAN CENTRAL FOOTBALL

Stirneman changes course, picks Wyoming Firing of coach at W. Michigan leads to decision By JEFF ARNOLD jarnold@shawmedia.com Thanksgiving weekend turned out to be much busier than Marian Central offensive tackle Kurtis Stirneman expected. Stirneman made a whirlwind, 48-hour, 2,000-mile round-trip trek to Laramie, Wyo., to lock up his

football future, committing to play at Wyoming on Saturday. Stirneman, a 6-foot-6, 280-pound tackle, committed to Western Michigan over the summer but announced Saturday night on Twitter he had changed his mind. After months of planning to continue his playing career with the Broncos, Stirneman found himself in limbo after Western Michigan fired coach Bill Cubit on Nov. 17. That prompted Stirneman to use Thanksgiving break to travel to Wyoming. Stirneman had a standing offer from Cowboys coach Dave Christensen and was impressed with the

school based on research he had done online. But after leaving home Friday at 6 a.m. and arriving at 10:30 p.m., Stirneman met with Christensen for 45 minutes before touring the campus Saturday. Before he left Kurtis Saturday night, Stirneman he knew where he wanted to spend the next four years. Stirneman said Sunday morning he expected he would make a decision before he returned home. “Just with the fallout at West-

ern Michigan, I figured I would [commit],” Stirneman said. “For months, you have this feeling that you know where you’re going to be and how things are going to go, and then it’s all taken away from you. “It just feels good to have that security back.” Stirneman said he liked Wyoming’s tight-knit campus environment and also felt at home in Laramie’s small-town atmosphere. Stirneman made the trip with Connor Riese, a standout 6-7, 305-pound offensive lineman from Wisconsin, who also had committed to play at Western Michigan. The two attended a Western

Michigan game together and hit it off. But after Cubit was fired, Stirneman and Riese spent much of the week on the phone or texting, trying to decide what they’d do next. On Saturday, both committed to play for the Cowboys before making the 1,000-mile trip back and arriving home at 8:45 a.m. Sunday. As with his decision to play for Wyoming, Stirneman announced his arrival back in McHenry County on Twitter. “Finally back home in my bed. 2,000 miles in a 48 hour trip,” he tweeted Sunday. “That’s just a [darn] near good weekend.”

COLLEGE BASKETBALL: ILLINOIS 63, GARDNER-WEBB 62

Griffey’s clutch 3 lifts Illini By EMILY BAYCI The Associated Press

Josh Peckler – jpeckler@shawmedia.com

Cary-Grove fans throw baby powder Saturday at the start of the Class 6A state championship football game against Crete-Monee at Memorial Stadium in Champaign. Cary-Grove lost, 33-26.

CARY-GROVE FOOTBALL

Tough loss can’t spoil experience for Trojans By JOE STEVENSON joestevenson@shawmedia.com A few yards away, behind the south end zone of the University of Illinois’ Memorial Stadium, Crete-Monee was being handed the IHSA Class 6A football state championship trophy. Over the din of the Warriors’ celebration, Cary-Grove coach Brad Seaburg could not wait. He needed to address his players, as he had 13 previous times in the football season. This talk would be much briefer, but probably the most meaningful. “This hurts so bad because you invested so much,” Seaburg said. “But you investing so much is what makes it worth it.” The Trojans fell short of the ultimate goal, a state championship, but they were close. Crete-Monee, led by the extraordinary talents of receiver-safety Laquon Treadwell, won the state title game, 33-26, Saturday in Champaign. C-G was trying to win its second state championship in four years. Five of this year’s seniors – Quinn Baker, Ryan Mahoney, Zach Marszal, Kyle Norberg and Patrick O’Malley – actually received medals with that team as players

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called up for the playoffs. This year’s championship medals would have meant more, however, because this was really their team. “It was a cool experience to be a part of,” Marszal said of their 13-1 record this season. “I couldn’t ask for a better group of people to be down here with, and we would have liked to come out of here with a win, but that’s the way it goes. [Crete-Monee] earned it, and we just had too many costly mistakes. We’re still proud of a second-place finish.” The loss will gnaw at C-G for some time. There were ample opportunities, but four turnovers were costly. Twice, those ended drives around C-M’s 20-yard line. Another fumble, deep in C-G territory, was scooped up for a Warriors’ defensive touchdown. Although they fell behind 3316 in the third quarter, the Trojans were close. They scored 10 fourth-quarter points, kept C-M from scoring again and eventually ran out of time. “We never felt like we were out of it when we were down by 17,” Seaburg said. The Trojans handed Prairie Ridge’s state championship team its only loss last season, 22-21, in Week 9 of the regular season. C-G lost to Nazareth,

24-0, in the second round of the Class 6A playoffs and didn’t get another shot at Prairie Ridge. C-G used the bitter taste from that loss as motivation throughout the offseason as it prepared for what people thought would be a strong season. The Trojans’ closest regular-season game came in Week 3 against Crystal Lake South, a 17-3 victory. C-G overcame injuries to key offensive players – Baker, Mahoney and sophomore guard Michael Gomez – and got healthy at just most opportune time. The Trojans were pushed by Crystal Lake Central, 7-0, in the quarterfinals, then played perhaps their best game to defeat Lake Forest, 4221, in the semifinals. In that game, the option attack was brilliant, racking up 512 yards, all on the ground. In the championship game, the Trojans faced a team with outstanding speed and a tough defense that forced turnovers and kept them from breaking their usual big runs. “The outcome wasn’t how we wanted it to be, but it was a really exciting experience,” Baker said. “Both crowds were really into the game. It was a close game and it was a great experience to have, but the wrong outcome.”

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CHAMPAIGN – Tyler Griffey’s first-half stat line was all but empty – no points, no assists, no rebounds and little to show he’d been on the court as Illinois struggled Sunday to get a handle on underdog Gardner-Webb. But with 4.4 seconds left on the clock, the Illini turned to the senior forward and he came through, burying a long 3-pointer on a feed from Brandon Paul to pull out the win, 63-62. Griffey and Illinois’ other upperclassmen overcame a sluggish first half in which the Illini (7-0) shot 33 percent from the field. “I give credit to Griffey,” Gardner-Webb coach Chris Holtmann said. “We had two guys on Paul, I believe it was,

and Griffey stepped up and did what upperclassmen do.” Without much time to assess, Griffey said the shot was probably one of the biggest in his career. “It’s up there,” Griffey said. Griffey’s 3 followed a banked-in 3-pointer from Tashan Newsome with 12 seconds left that gave the Runnin’ Bulldogs a 62-60 lead. Griffey was one of four Illinois players to finish with 13 points Sunday with D.J. Richardson, Brandon Paul and Joseph Bertrand. Four days after the Illini beat Butler to claim the Maui Invitational crown, it seemed like an entirely different Illinois team was on the court, and not just because of the cold shooting. Gardner-Webb (4-4), which led all the way in winning Nov. 15 at DePaul, 71-59, was

ready to play. “We didn’t have enough toughness mentally early,” Illinois coach John Groce said. “They set the rules for the game.” Paul scored 20 or more points in each of the Illini’s wins in Hawaii, and led the team with 20 in the championship game win over Butler on Wednesday. On Sunday, Paul all but disappeared during the first 20 minutes. His free throw with 4 seconds left in the half was his only point before the break, though it did give Illinois a 2423 lead. Paul was 0 for 4 from the field in the half. Tracy Abrams, who solidly contributed in points and assists in Maui, was cold the entire night. The sophomore guard had four turnovers and two rebounds and barely saw time in the second half.

COLLEGE BASKETBALL: AP TOP 25 ROUNDUP

Indiana doesn’t look past Ball St. The ASSOCIATED PRESS BLOOMINGTON, Ind. – Indiana had no problems handling Ball State before its big matchup with North Carolina. Will Sheehey scored 19 points to help the top-ranked Hoosiers defeat Ball State, 10153, on Sunday. Jordan Hulls scored 17 points, Cody Zeller scored 15 and Christian Watford had 11 points and 10 rebounds for the Hoosiers (6-0).

No. 6 Syracuse 87, Colgate 51:

At Syracuse, N.Y., point guard Michael Carter-Williams had eight points and a careerhigh 13 assists with only one turnover, James Southerland scored 18 points, and Syracuse (4-0) beat Colgate (3-4).

No. 15 Michigan St 63, Louisi-

ana-Lafayette 60: At East Lan-

sing, Mich., Michigan State coach Tom Izzo is getting tired of his team’s generous nature during the holidays. The Spartans (5-1) committed 20 turnovers, 14 in the second half, and barely survived a scare from Louisiana-Lafayette (2-4).

No. 17 Gonzaga 81, Davidson 67: At Lake Buena Vista, Fla.,

Elias Harris scored 24 points, Kevin Pangos added 23, and Gonzaga beat Davidson in the Old Spice Classic championship game. Kelly Olynyk added 14 points for Gonzaga (6-0).

No. 20 Oklahoma St. 81, Portland St. 58: At Stillwater, Okla.

Markel Brown scored a seasonhigh 23 points, Le’Bryan Nash added 20, and Oklahoma State

(5-0) cruised to a victory over Portland State (1-3) despite playing without four injured players.

No. 21 Connecticut 73, Stony Brook 62: At Storrs, Conn., Con-

necticut (5-1) hit its final eight attempts from behind the arc to rally for a victory against Stony Brook (4-2). Niels Giffey came off the bench to score a career-high 15 points and grab eight rebounds for UConn, and Shabazz Napier had 15 of his 19 points in the second half.

No. 23 Colorado 89, Air Force 74: At Boulder, Colo., freshman Josh Scott helped break open a tight game by scoring 13 of his 20 points in the second half, and Colorado (5-0) handed Air Force (5-1) its first loss of the season.


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Page B4 • Monday, November 26, 2012 FOOTBALL NFL NATIONAL CONFERENCE North W L T Pct PF Bears 8 3 0 .727 277 Green Bay 7 4 0 .636 273 Minnesota 6 5 0 .545 248 Detroit 4 7 0 .364 267 East W L T Pct PF N.Y. Giants 7 4 0 .636 305 Washington 5 6 0 .455 295 Dallas 5 6 0 .455 242 Philadelphia 3 7 0 .300 162 South W L T Pct PF Atlanta 10 1 0 .909 294 Tampa Bay 6 5 0 .545 310 New Orleans 5 6 0 .455 308 Carolina 2 8 0 .200 184 West W L T Pct PF San Francisco 8 2 1 .773 276 Seattle 6 5 0 .545 219 St. Louis 4 6 1 .409 205 Arizona 4 7 0 .364 180 AMERICAN CONFERENCE East W L T Pct PF New England 8 3 0 .727 407 Miami 5 6 0 .455 211 N.Y. Jets 4 7 0 .364 221 Buffalo 4 7 0 .364 243 South W L T Pct PF Houston 10 1 0 .909 327 Indianapolis 7 4 0 .636 230 Tennessee 4 7 0 .364 238 Jacksonville 2 9 0 .182 188 North W L T Pct PF Baltimore 9 2 0 .818 283 Pittsburgh 6 5 0 .545 231 Cincinnati 6 5 0 .545 282 Cleveland 3 8 0 .273 209 West W L T Pct PF Denver 8 3 0 .727 318 San Diego 4 7 0 .364 245 Oakland 3 8 0 .273 218 Kansas City 1 10 0 .091 161

PA 175 245 249 280 PA 226 285 262 252 PA 216 254 304 243 PA 155 185 254 227 PA 244 226 290 319 PA 211 273 335 308 PA 219 210 247 248 PA 221 237 356 301

Thursday’s Games Houston 34, Detroit 31, OT Washington 38, Dallas 31 New England 49, N.Y. Jets 19 Sunday’s Games Bears 28, Minnesota 10 Denver 17, Kansas City 9 Cincinnati 34, Oakland 10 Cleveland 20, Pittsburgh 14 Indianapolis 20, Buffalo 13 Jacksonville 24, Tennessee 19 Atlanta 24, Tampa Bay 23 Miami 24, Seattle 21 Baltimore 16, San Diego 13, OT St. Louis 31, Arizona 17 San Francisco 31, New Orleans 21 N.Y. Giants 38, Green Bay 10 Today’s Game Carolina at Philadelphia, 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 29 New Orleans at Atlanta, 7:20 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 2 Seattle at Bears, noon Minnesota at Green Bay, noon San Francisco at St. Louis, noon Carolina at Kansas City, noon Houston at Tennessee, noon Arizona at N.Y. Jets, noon Indianapolis at Detroit, noon Jacksonville at Buffalo, noon New England at Miami, noon Tampa Bay at Denver, 3:05 p.m. Cleveland at Oakland, 3:25 p.m. Cincinnati at San Diego, 3:25 p.m. Pittsburgh at Baltimore, 3:25 p.m. Philadelphia at Dallas, 7:20 p.m. Monday, Dec. 3 N.Y. Giants at Washington, 7:30 p.m.

BEARS SCHEDULE/SCORES 9 13 23 1 7 22 28 4 11 19 25 2 9 16 23 30

September Bears 41, Indianapolis 21 Green Bay 23, Bears 10 Bears 23, St. Louis 6 October Bears 34, Dallas 18 Bears 41, Jacksonville 3 Bye Bears 13, Detroit 7 Bears 23, Carolina 22 November Bears 51, Tennessee 20 Houston 13, Bears 6 San Francisco 32, Bears 7 Bears 28, Minnesota 10 December SEATTLE Noon at Minnesota Noon GREEN BAY Noon at Arizona 3:25 p.m. at Detroit Noon

49ERS 31, SAINTS 21 San Francisco New Orleans

7 7 14 3 — 31 7 7 7 0 — 21

First Quarter SF–Kaepernick 7 run (Akers kick), 7:21. NO–D.Thomas 6 pass from Brees (Hartley kick), 1:45. Second Quarter NO–Colston 10 pass from Brees (Hartley kick), 7:53. SF–Brooks 50 interception return (Akers kick), :22. Third Quarter SF–Gore 6 pass from Kaepernick (Akers kick), 12:17. SF–Whitner 42 interception return (Akers kick), 11:30. NO–Collins 2 pass from Brees (Hartley kick), 7:19. Fourth Quarter SF–FG Akers 27, 7:50. A–73,147. First downs Total Net Yards Rushes-yards Passing Punt Returns Kickoff Returns Interceptions Ret. Comp-Att-Int Sacked-Yards Lost Punts Fumbles-Lost Penalties-Yards Time of Possession

SF 18 375 31-144 231 2-13 1-23 2-92 16-25-1 0-0 4-46.8 1-1 10-68 30:06

NO 19 290 21-59 231 1-3 5-148 1-0 26-41-2 5-36 5-50.4 0-0 4-53 29:54

INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS RUSHING–San Francisco, Gore 19-83, Hunter 4-28, Kaepernick 6-27, Dixon 1-5, Jacobs 1-1. New Orleans, Ivory 8-34, Ingram 10-27, P.Thomas 1-0, Brees 2-(minus 2). PASSING–San Francisco, Kaepernick 16-25-1-231. New Orleans, Brees 2641-2-267. RECEIVING–San Francisco, Manningham 5-69, Walker 3-81, Miller 3-37, Crabtree 3-26, Gore 2-18. New Orleans, Sproles 7-65, Colston 4-36, Graham 4-33, D.Thomas 4-24, Moore 3-61, Collins 2-9, Morgan 1-33, Henderson 1-6. MISSED FIELD GOALS–San Francisco, Akers 50 (WL), 33 (BK).

BROWNS 20, STEELERS 14 Pittsburgh Cleveland

7 7 0 0 — 14 3 10 7 0 — 20

First Quarter Pit–Timmons 53 interception return (Suisham kick), 13:49. Cle–FG Dawson 28, 8:25. Second Quarter Cle–J.Cameron 5 pass from Weeden (Dawson kick), 12:20. Cle–FG Dawson 32, 3:26. Pit–Rainey 1 run (Suisham kick), :01. Third Quarter Cle–Richardson 15 run (Dawson kick), 5:19. A–69,661. First downs Total Net Yards Rushes-yards Passing Punt Returns Kickoff Returns Interceptions Ret. Comp-Att-Int Sacked-Yards Lost Punts Fumbles-Lost Penalties-Yards Time of Possession

Pit 13 242 20-49 193 3-5 4-75 1-53 20-34-3 1-6 6-45.8 8-5 9-68 26:30

Cle 14 238 34-108 130 4-43 1-5 3-1 17-26-1 4-28 10-38.3 0-0 10-90 33:30

INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS RUSHING–Pittsburgh, Dwyer 9-19, Rainey 5-17, Redman 2-7, Mendenhall 4-6. Cleveland, Richardson 29-85, Hardesty 2-14, Weeden 2-8, Benjamin 1-1. PASSING–Pittsburgh, Batch 20-34-3199. Cleveland, Weeden 17-26-1-158. RECEIVING–Pittsburgh, Miller 6-63, Sanders 5-75, Rainey 4-15, Dwyer 2-9, Redman 1-15, W.Johnson 1-13, Wallace 1-9. Cleveland, Gordon 4-60, Richardson 4-27, Massaquoi 3-27, Watson 3-26, J.Cameron 2-12, Little 1-6. MISSED FIELD GOALS–None.

RAMS 31, CARDINALS 17 St. Louis Arizona

0 14 14 3 — 31 7 10 0 0 — 17

First Quarter Ari–Wells 1 run (Feely kick), 2:41. Second Quarter StL–Jenkins 36 interception return (Zuerlein kick), 14:52. Ari–Wells 12 run (Feely kick), 7:52.

StL 15 367 34-173 194 4-18 1-31 4-131 8-18-1 2-11 6-43.3 1-0 10-84 28:09

Ari 24 375 23-74 301 4-59 3-68 1-0 31-52-4 2-11 6-48.2 0-0 7-56 31:51

INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS RUSHING–St. Louis, Jackson 24-139, D.Richardson 7-32, Bradford 2-1, Givens 1-1. Arizona, Wells 17-48, Roberts 1-13, Powell 3-11, Lindley 1-1, StephensHowling 1-1. PASSING–St. Louis, Bradford 8-17-1205, Clemens 0-1-0-0. Arizona, Lindley 31-52-4-312. RECEIVING–St. Louis, Givens 5-115, Amendola 1-38, Kendricks 1-37, Mulligan 1-15. Arizona, Roberts 9-92, Housler 8-82, Powell 6-63, Floyd 4-35, Fitzgerald 3-31, King 1-9. MISSED FIELD GOALS–St. Louis, Zuerlein 35 (WL).

BENGALS 34, RAIDERS 10 Oakland Cincinnati

0 0 10 0 — 10 14 10 0 10 — 34

First Quarter Cin–Green-Ellis 1 run (Nugent kick), 9:12. Cin–Sanu 2 pass from Dalton (Nugent kick), 2:59. Second Quarter Cin–Sanu 5 pass from Dalton (Nugent kick), 7:28. Cin–FG Nugent 55, :00. Third Quarter Oak–FG Janikowski 55, 10:28. Oak–Moore 20 pass from Palmer (Janikowski kick), 2:21. Fourth Quarter Cin–FG Nugent 20, 12:29. Cin–Gresham 7 pass from Dalton (Nugent kick), 3:39. A–56,503. First downs Total Net Yards Rushes-yards Passing Punt Returns Kickoff Returns Interceptions Ret. Comp-Att-Int Sacked-Yards Lost Punts Fumbles-Lost Penalties-Yards Time of Possession

Oak 14 218 23-99 119 2-17 5-117 0-0 19-34-1 4-27 6-46.8 1-1 3-25 29:14

Cin 18 415 34-221 194 5-29 1-25 1-29 16-30-0 2-16 5-40.8 0-0 3-25 30:46

INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS RUSHING–Oakland, Reece 15-74, Stewart 7-26, Schmitt 1-(minus 1). Cincinnati, Green-Ellis 19-129, Peerman 8-61, Green 2-21, Dalton 4-5, Sanu 1-5. PASSING–Oakland, Palmer 19-34-1146. Cincinnati, Dalton 16-30-0-210. RECEIVING–Oakland, Stewart 6-37, Myers 5-37, Reece 4-29, Criner 3-23, Moore 1-20. Cincinnati, Sanu 5-29, Gresham 4-41, Green 3-111, Charles 2-14, Green-Ellis 1-9, Tate 1-6. MISSED FIELD GOALS–Cincinnati, Nugent 48 (WR).

JAGUARS 24, TITANS 19 Tennessee Jacksonville

3 3 3 10 — 19 7 0 7 10 — 24

First Quarter Ten–FG Bironas 38, 13:32. Jac–Jennings 1 run (Scobee kick), :12. Second Quarter Ten–FG Bironas 40, :11. Third Quarter Jac–Shorts 59 pass from Henne (Scobee kick), 8:40. Ten–FG Bironas 39, 3:26. Fourth Quarter Ten–FG Bironas 33, 10:05. Jac–Blackmon 7 pass from Henne (Scobee kick), 6:50. Ten–Britt 6 pass from Locker (Bironas kick), 4:52. Jac–FG Scobee 41, :24. A–63,323. First downs Total Net Yards Rushes-yards Passing Punt Returns Kickoff Returns Interceptions Ret. Comp-Att-Int Sacked-Yards Lost Punts Fumbles-Lost Penalties-Yards Time of Possession

Ten 20 360 29-110 250 1-0 5-108 1-0 23-40-2 1-11 4-50.3 1-0 6-42 30:37

Jac 19 321 27-100 221 1-5 1-24 2-21 17-26-1 7-40 5-47.0 0-0 5-30 29:23

INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS RUSHING–Tennessee, C.Johnson 21-80, Locker 5-21, Reynaud 2-5, Wright 1-4. Jacksonville, Parmele 8-45, Jennings 16-43, Blackmon 1-12, Henne 2-0. PASSING–Tennessee, Locker 23-40-2261. Jacksonville, Henne 17-26-1-261. RECEIVING–Tennessee, Cook 6-47, Wright 5-48, Washington 4-54, Britt 3-25, Williams 2-46, C.Johnson 2-29, Stevens 1-12. Jacksonville, Blackmon 5-62, Shorts 4-105, Lewis 4-56, Shipley 1-24, Parmele 1-7, Ta’ufo’ou 1-5, Jennings 1-2. MISSED FIELD GOALS–Tennessee, Bironas 42 (WL).

COLTS 20, BILLS 13 Buffalo Indianapolis

3 3 0 7 — 13 7 6 7 0 — 20

First Quarter Ind–Hilton 75 punt return (Vinatieri kick), 9:56. Buf–FG Lindell 33, 4:28. Second Quarter Ind–FG Vinatieri 25, 4:08. Buf–FG Lindell 31, 2:16. Ind–FG Vinatieri 19, :00. Third Quarter Ind–Hilton 8 pass from Luck (Vinatieri kick), 4:02. Fourth Quarter Buf–L.Smith 1 pass from Fitzpatrick (Lindell kick), 11:30. A–64,366. First downs Total Net Yards Rushes-yards Passing Punt Returns Kickoff Returns Interceptions Ret. Comp-Att-Int Sacked-Yards Lost Punts Fumbles-Lost Penalties-Yards Time of Possession

Buf 16 304 23-135 169 2-24 1-32 1-(-1) 17-33-1 2-11 7-44.9 0-0 4-46 28:22

Ind 22 312 29-87 225 4-111 4-68 1-20 20-37-1 4-15 5-51.2 2-1 6-37 31:38

INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS RUSHING–Buffalo, Spiller 14-107, F.Jackson 6-16, Fitzpatrick 3-12. Indianapolis, Ballard 13-41, D.Brown 10-26, Luck 6-20. PASSING–Buffalo, Fitzpatrick 17-33-1180. Indianapolis, Luck 20-37-1-240. RECEIVING–Buffalo, St.Johnson 6-106, Jones 4-19, Chandler 2-26, Graham 2-24, F.Jackson 1-8, L.Smith 1-1, Spiller 1-(minus 4). Indianapolis, Wayne 8-102, Allen 3-36, Hilton 3-33, Avery 3-31, D.Brown 1-23, Brazill 1-11, Saunders 1-4. MISSED FIELD GOALS–None.

BRONCOS 17, CHIEFS 9 Denver Kansas City

0 7 7 3 — 17 6 0 3 0 — 9

First Quarter KC–FG Succop 34, 9:20. KC–FG Succop 22, 4:31. Second Quarter Den–Tamme 7 pass from Manning (Prater kick), :18. Third Quarter KC–FG Succop 49, 7:35. Den–D.Thomas 30 pass from Manning (Prater kick), 4:41. Fourth Quarter Den–FG Prater 34, :14. A–74,244. First downs Total Net Yards Rushes-yards Passing Punt Returns Kickoff Returns Interceptions Ret. Comp-Att-Int Sacked-Yards Lost Punts Fumbles-Lost Penalties-Yards Time of Possession

Den 21 368 24-95 273 0-0 2-92 1-(-2) 22-37-1 2-12 4-42.3 0-0 4-35 28:17

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StL–Kendricks 37 pass from Bradford (Zuerlein kick), 1:53. Ari–FG Feely 32, :00. Third Quarter StL–Givens 37 pass from Bradford (Zuerlein kick), 9:58. StL–Jenkins 39 interception return (Zuerlein kick), 2:28. Fourth Quarter StL–FG Zuerlein 19, 5:27. A–60,062. First downs Total Net Yards Rushes-yards Passing Punt Returns Kickoff Returns Interceptions Ret. Comp-Att-Int Sacked-Yards Lost Punts Fumbles-Lost Penalties-Yards Time of Possession

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KC 13 264 31-148 116 2-23 3-57 1-8 13-26-1 2-10 6-45.3 1-0 7-50 31:43

INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS RUSHING–Denver, Moreno 20-85, Hillman 3-9, Manning 1-1. Kansas City, Charles 23-107, McCluster 2-23, Draughn 2-13, Hillis 2-5, Copper 1-1, Quinn 1-(minus 1). PASSING–Denver, Manning 22-371-285. Kansas City, Quinn 13-25-1-126, Hillis 0-1-0-0. RECEIVING–Denver, D.Thomas 4-82, Decker 4-64, Stokley 4-62, Tamme 4-48, Moreno 4-26, Dreessen 2-3. Kansas City, Bowe 4-41, McCluster 4-21, Moeaki 2-40, Copper 2-14, Newsome 1-10. MISSED FIELD GOALS–Denver, Prater 47 (WR), 33 (WL).

DOLPHINS 24, SEAHAWKS 21 Seattle Miami

0 7 7 7 — 21 0 7 0 17 — 24

Second Quarter Mia–Bush 21 run (Carpenter kick), 5:13. Sea–McCoy 3 pass from Wilson (Hauschka kick), :29. Third Quarter Sea–Robinson 4 pass from Wilson (Hauschka kick), 4:00. Fourth Quarter Mia–Thomas 3 run (Carpenter kick), 8:08. Sea–Washington 98 kickoff return (Hauschka kick), 7:54. Mia–Clay 29 pass from Tannehill (Carpenter kick), 5:13. Mia–FG Carpenter 43, :00. A–51,295. First downs Total Net Yards Rushes-yards Passing Punt Returns Kickoff Returns Interceptions Ret. Comp-Att-Int Sacked-Yards Lost Punts Fumbles-Lost Penalties-Yards Time of Possession

Sea 16 312 27-96 216 2-30 2-122 1-10 21-27-0 2-8 7-40.0 0-0 10-59 31:59

Mia 23 435 28-189 246 0-0 0-0 0-0 18-26-1 1-7 5-45.0 0-0 2-15 28:01

INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS RUSHING–Seattle, Lynch 19-46, Wilson 5-38, Turbin 2-9, Rice 1-3. Miami, Bush 14-87, Thomas 9-60, Tannehill 4-33, Mar.Moore 1-9. PASSING–Seattle, Wilson 21-27-0-224. Miami, Tannehill 18-26-1-253. RECEIVING–Seattle, Tate 4-56, Rice 3-49, Turbin 3-47, Miller 3-16, McCoy 2-23, Lynch 2-1, Baldwin 1-14, Kearse 1-8, Moore 1-6, Robinson 1-4. Miami, Bess 7-129, Clay 6-84, Hartline 2-17, Thomas 1-18, Fasano 1-10, Bush 1-(minus 5). MISSED FIELD GOALS–None.

FALCONS 24, BUCCANEERS 23 Atlanta Tampa Bay

3 7 7 7 — 24 7 3 3 10 — 23

First Quarter Atl–FG Bryant 31, 7:38. TB–Martin 1 run (Barth kick), 1:12. Second Quarter Atl–Rodgers 5 run (Bryant kick), 10:25. TB–FG Barth 22, 3:37. Third Quarter TB–FG Barth 42, 8:37. Atl–Jones 80 pass from Ryan (Bryant kick), 8:26. Fourth Quarter TB–Martin 1 run (Barth kick), 14:56. TB–FG Barth 48, 10:28. Atl–Turner 3 run (Bryant kick), 7:55. A–54,400. First downs Total Net Yards Rushes-yards Passing Punt Returns Kickoff Returns Interceptions Ret. Comp-Att-Int Sacked-Yards Lost Punts Fumbles-Lost Penalties-Yards Time of Possession

Atl 20 424 24-79 345 1-10 2-73 0-0 26-32-1 1-8 1-45.0 1-1 2-15 29:22

TB 16 326 21-50 276 0-0 3-63 1-28 20-31-0 2-8 2-50.0 0-0 5-24 30:38

INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS RUSHING–Atlanta, Rodgers 10-49, Turner 13-17, Ryan 1-13. Tampa Bay, Martin 21-50. PASSING–Atlanta, Ryan 26-32-1-353. Tampa Bay, Freeman 19-30-0-256, Williams 1-1-0-28. RECEIVING–Atlanta, Jones 6-147, Gonzalez 5-62, White 5-57, Snelling 3-33, Turner 3-13, Rodgers 2-30, Douglas 2-11. Tampa Bay, Jackson 5-96, Underwood 5-77, Clark 4-65, Williams 3-28, Martin 2-13, Stocker 1-5. MISSED FIELD GOALS–Atlanta, Bryant 22 (WL), 48 (WR). Tampa Bay, Barth 56 (SH).

RAVENS 16, CHARGERS 13 (OT) Baltimore San Diego

0 0 3 10 3 — 16 0 10 0 3 0 — 13

Second Quarter SD–Floyd 21 pass from Rivers (Novak kick), 9:43. SD–FG Novak 47, 3:04. Third Quarter Bal–FG Tucker 43, 12:19. Fourth Quarter SD–FG Novak 30, 7:51. Bal–Pitta 4 pass from Flacco (Tucker kick), 4:19. Bal–FG Tucker 38, :00. Overtime Bal–FG Tucker 38, 1:07. A–57,882. First downs Total Net Yards Rushes-yards Passing Punt Returns Kickoff Returns Interceptions Ret. Comp-Att-Int Sacked-Yards Lost Punts Fumbles-Lost Penalties-Yards Time of Possession

Bal 25 443 35-127 316 8-66 2-46 0-0 30-51-0 5-39 8-46.3 1-0 6-60 39:02

SD 16 280 23-91 189 2-11 1-25 0-0 23-36-0 6-39 9-53.2 0-0 5-37 34:51

INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS RUSHING–Baltimore, Rice 22-97, Pierce 9-34, Flacco 4-(minus 4). San Diego, Mathews 19-72, Brown 2-17, Battle 2-2. PASSING–Baltimore, Flacco 30-51-0355. San Diego, Rivers 23-36-0-228. RECEIVING–Baltimore, Rice 8-67, T.Smith 7-144, Pitta 6-42, J.Jones 5-50, Boldin 2-42, Doss 1-9, Leach 1-1. San Diego, Alexander 5-74, Floyd 4-65, Brown 4-22, Mathews 3-16, Ajirotutu 2-17, Gates 2-13, McMichael 2-11, Battle 1-10. MISSED FIELD GOALS–None.

GIANTS 38, PACKERS 10 Green Bay N.Y. Giants

7 3 0 0 — 10 17 14 7 0 — 38

First Quarter NYG–A.Brown 2 run (Tynes kick), 12:38. GB–Nelson 61 pass from Rodgers (Crosby kick), 10:44. NYG–Randle 16 pass from Manning (Tynes kick), 2:38. NYG–FG Tynes 43, :23. Second Quarter NYG–Cruz 9 pass from Manning (Tynes kick), 9:37. GB–FG Crosby 28, 3:37. NYG–Bradshaw 13 run (Tynes kick), :44. Third Quarter NYG–Nicks 13 pass from Manning (Tynes kick), 3:36. A–80,365. First downs Total Net Yards Rushes-yards Passing Punt Returns Kickoff Returns Interceptions Ret. Comp-Att-Int Sacked-Yards Lost Punts Fumbles-Lost Penalties-Yards Time of Possession

GB 16 317 26-116 201 2-20 7-168 0-0 15-27-1 5-29 4-38.5 1-1 7-49 28:47

NYG 23 390 31-147 243 2-0 3-72 1-0 16-30-0 1-6 3-45.0 2-0 4-24 31:13

INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS RUSHING–Green Bay, Starks 8-35, Green 10-30, Rodgers 3-22, Kuhn 4-17, Cobb 1-12. N.Y. Giants, A.Brown 13-64, Bradshaw 10-58, Wilson 6-13, Manning 2-12. PASSING–Green Bay, Rodgers 1425-1-219, Harrell 1-2-0-11. N.Y. Giants, Manning 16-30-0-249. RECEIVING–Green Bay, Cobb 4-39, Finley 3-51, Kuhn 3-49, Green 3-20, Nelson 2-71. N.Y. Giants, Nicks 5-77, Bennett 3-44, Cruz 3-36, Bradshaw 2-61, Randle 2-26, Wilson 1-5. MISSED FIELD GOALS–Green Bay, Crosby 55 (WL).

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NBA EASTERN CONFERENCE Central Division W L Pct Milwaukee 6 5 .545 Bulls 6 6 .500 Indiana 6 8 .429 Cleveland 3 10 .231 Detroit 3 11 .214 Atlantic Division W L Pct New York 9 3 .750 Brooklyn 8 4 .667 Philadelphia 8 6 .571 Boston 8 6 .571 Toronto 3 11 .214 Southeast Division W L Pct Miami 10 3 .769 Atlanta 8 4 .667 Charlotte 7 5 .583 Orlando 5 8 .385 Washington 0 11 .000 WESTERN CONFERENCE Southwest Division W L Pct Memphis 9 2 .818 San Antonio 11 3 .786 Dallas 7 7 .500 Houston 6 7 .462 New Orleans 3 9 .250 Northwest Division W L Pct Oklahoma City 10 4 .714 Denver 8 6 .571 Utah 7 7 .500 Portland 6 7 .462 Minnesota 5 7 .417 Pacific Division W L Pct L.A. Clippers 8 5 .615 Golden State 8 6 .571 L.A. Lakers 7 7 .500 Phoenix 6 8 .429 Sacramento 4 9 .308

TODAY

MILWAUKEE 7 p.m. CSN AM-1000

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Sunday’s Games New York 121, Detroit 100 San Antonio 111, Toronto 106, 2OT Brooklyn 98, Portland 85 Philadelphia 104, Phoenix 101 Boston 116, Orlando 110, OT Denver 102, New Orleans 84 Today’s Games Milwaukee at Bulls, 7 p.m. San Antonio at Washington, 6 p.m. New York at Brooklyn, 6 p.m. Portland at Detroit, 6:30 p.m. Cleveland at Memphis, 7 p.m. Charlotte at Oklahoma City, 7 p.m. Denver at Utah, 8 p.m. New Orleans at L.A. Clippers, 9:30 p.m. Tuesday’s Games Phoenix at Cleveland, 6 p.m. Dallas at Philadelphia, 6 p.m. Toronto at Houston, 7 p.m. Minnesota at Sacramento, 9 p.m. Indiana at L.A. Lakers, 9:30 p.m.

MEN’S COLLEGE Sunday’s Games MIDWEST Alma 69, Heidelberg 66 Clarke 80, Northland 66 Hillsdale 71, Lewis 65 Illinois 63, Gardner-Webb 62 Indiana 101, Ball St. 53 Indiana St. 76, High Point 62 Michigan St. 63, Louisiana-Lafayette 60 Winona St. 69, Ferris St. 56 Wis.-La Crosse 69, Luther 58 Wis.-Platteville 68, Wartburg 51 Wis.-River Falls 90, Concordia (Moor.) 84, OT Wis.-Stout 61, Dubuque 51 SOUTH Augusta St. 96, Coastal Georgia 57 Ga. Southwestern 75, Tusculum 60 Howard 66, Wilmington (Del.) 50 Mercer 73, Furman 46 Randolph-Macon 81, Ferrum 57 Rhode Island 78, Auburn 72, 2OT Rust 69, Rhodes 61 Rutgers 87, UNC Greensboro 80 Thomas More 83, Wilmington (Ohio) 73 Troy 66, Alabama St. 62 UNC Pembroke 106, St. Andrews 59 UNC Wilmington 61, Hampton 60

TOP 25 FARED 1. Indiana (6-0) beat Ball State 101-53. Next: vs. No. 9 North Carolina, Tuesday. 2. Louisville (5-1) did not play. Next: vs. Illinois State, Saturday. 3. Ohio State (4-0) did not play. Next: at No. 5 Duke, Wednesday. 4. Michigan (5-0) did not play. Next: vs. No. 16 N.C. State, Tuesday. 5. Duke (6-0) did not play. Next: vs. No. 3 Ohio State, Wednesday. 6. Syracuse (4-0) beat Colgate 87-51. Next: at Arkansas, Friday. 7. Florida (5-0) did not play. Next: vs. Marquette, Thursday. 8. Kentucky (4-1) did not play. Next: at Notre Dame, Thursday. 9. North Carolina (5-1) did not play. Next: at No. 1 Indiana, Tuesday. 10. Arizona (3-0) did not play. Next: vs. Northern Arizona, Wednesday. 11. UCLA (4-1) vs. Cal Poly. Next: vs. Cal State Northridge, Wednesday. 12. Kansas (4-1) did not play. Next: vs. San Jose State, Monday. 13. Missouri (5-1) did not play. Next: vs. Appalachian State, Saturday. 14. Creighton (6-0) did not play. Next: vs. Boise State, Wednesday. 15. Michigan State (5-1) beat Louisiana-Lafayette 63-60. Next: at Miami, Wednesday. 16. N.C. State (4-1) did not play. Next: at No. 4 Michigan, Tuesday. 17. Gonzaga (6-0) beat Davidson 81-67. Next: vs. Lewis-Clark State, Thursday. 18. UNLV (3-1) did not play. Next: vs. UC Irvine, Wednesday. 19. Memphis (3-2) did not play. Next: vs. Tennessee-Martin, Thursday. 20. Oklahoma State (5-0) beat Portland State 81-58. Next: at Virginia Tech, Saturday. 21. UConn (5-1) beat Stony Brook 73-62. Next: vs. New Hampshire, Thursday. 22. Cincinnati (6-0) did not play. Next: vs. Alabama, Saturday. 23. Colorado (4-0) vs. Air Force. Next: vs. Texas Southern, Tuesday. 24. Baylor (4-2) did not play. Next: at No. 8 Kentucky, Saturday. 25. San Diego State (3-1) at Southern Cal. Next: vs. No. 11 UCLA, Saturday.

WOMEN’S COLLEGE Sunday’s Games MIDWEST Ashland 81, Mercyhurst 51 Carthage 68, Chicago 46 Cincinnati 66, Coll. of Charleston 57 Dayton 105, E. Illinois 42 Dubuque 78, St. Scholastica 57 Duke 82, Xavier 59 Duquesne 62, Ohio 55 Indiana St. 48, Belmont 34 Kansas 58, Creighton 48 Loras 81, Wis.-LaCrosse 70 Michigan St. 68, Robert Morris 35 Nebraska-Omaha 63, SW Minnesota St. 37 Northwestern 80, Loyola of Chicago 53 Ohio St. 82, Wright St. 52 Otterbein 67, Albion 64 St. Thomas (Minn.) 73, Wis.-Stevens Pt. 70 Wis.-Stout 80, Martin Luther 60 Wisconsin 73, Evansville 55 Youngstown St. 76, Miami (Ohio) 56

TOP 25 FARED 1. Stanford (6-0) beat Long Beach State 77-41. 2. UConn (5-0) beat Wake Forest 95-34; beat Marist 81-39; beat No. 14 Purdue 91-57. 3. Baylor (5-1) beat Liberty 92-60. 4. Duke (4-0) beat Valparaiso 90-45; beat Xavier 82-59. 5. Notre Dame (4-0) beat Mercer 93-36; beat No. 19 UCLA 76-64. 6. Penn State (5-0) beat Detroit 80-72; beat Cal State Northridge 85-73. 7. Louisville (6-0) beat UCF 94-73; beat Gonzaga 55-42; beat Oregon State 61-43. 8. Georgia (7-0) beat Savannah State 94-57; beat St. Bonaventure 84-48; beat New Mexico 72-42. 9. Kentucky (4-1) beat Morehead State 73-37; beat South Carolina Upstate 100-34. 10. Maryland (3-1) beat American 94-54. 11. California (5-0) beat Cal Poly 87-61; beat Eastern Washington 91-58; beat Georgetown 72-56. 12. West Virginia (3-2) lost to LSU 7163; lost to Iowa 79-70. 13. Oklahoma (5-1) beat Arkansas 73-70; beat Oregon 100-61; beat Hawaii 74-49. 14. Purdue (5-1) beat Bowling Green 59-45; beat Marist 71-51; beat Wake Forest 67-53; lost to No. 2 UConn 91-57. 15. Texas (4-0) beat Jackson State 8053; beat Central Connecticut State 94-58. 16. Ohio State (4-1) beat St. Francis (Pa.) 70-54; beat Wright State 82-52. 17. Vanderbilt (3-3) lost to Virginia 7366; lost to Florida State, 73-59. 18. St. John’s (4-1) beat Iona 71-55; beat Hartford 66-54. 19. UCLA (3-1) lost to No. 5 Notre Dame 76-64; beat Princeton 65-52. 20. Tennessee (4-1) beat Alcorn State 90-37. 21. Oklahoma State (3-0) beat TexasPan American 96-42. 22. Kansas (5-0) beat Alabama A&M 76-59; beat Creighton 58-48. 23. Nebraska (5-1) beat Sam Houston State 85-72; beat Southern Cal 74-65. 24. Dayton (6-0) beat Buffalo 68-44; beat Eastern Illinois 105-42. 25. North Carolina (6-0) beat La Salle 85-55; beat UNC Asheville 101-42.

WEDNESDAY

THURSDAY

FRIDAY

Next game: Sunday SEATTLE

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TUESDAY

DALLAS 7 p.m. CSN AM-1000 at Milwaukee 7 p.m. CN100

ROCKFORD 7 p.m. CN100

ON TAP TODAY TV/Radio

7 p.m.: Milwaukee at Bulls, CSN, AM-1000

NBA BASKETBALL

NFL FOOTBALL

6 p.m.: New York at Brooklyn, TNT

7:30 p.m.: Carolina at Philadelphia, ESPN, AM-670

BETTING ODDS

COLLEGE FOOTBALL AP TOP 25 The Top 25 teams in The Associated Press college football poll, with first-place votes in parentheses, records through Nov. 24, total points based on 25 points for a first-place vote through one point for a 25th-place vote, and previous ranking: Record Pts Pv 1. Notre Dame (60) 12-0 1,500 1 2. Alabama 11-1 1,400 2 3. Georgia 11-1 1,331 3 4. Ohio St. 12-0 1,294 4 5. Florida 11-1 1,262 6 6. Oregon 11-1 1,242 5 7. Kansas St. 10-1 1,079 7 8. Stanford 10-2 1,061 11 9. LSU 10-2 1,056 8 10. Texas A&M 10-2 1,043 9 11. South Carolina 10-2 916 13 12. Oklahoma 9-2 834 14 13. Florida St. 10-2 764 10 14. Nebraska 10-2 704 17 15. Clemson 10-2 667 12 16. Oregon St. 8-3 528 16 17. UCLA 9-3 505 15 18. Kent St. 11-1 355 23 19. N. Illinois 11-1 349 24 20. Utah St. 10-2 274 25 21. Michigan 8-4 217 20 22. Northwestern 9-3 189 NR 23. Texas 8-3 185 18 24. Oklahoma St. 7-4 174 22 25. Boise St. 9-2 145 NR Others receiving votes: San Jose St. 78, Louisville 73, TCU 67, Penn St. 61, Rutgers 50, Vanderbilt 48, San Diego St. 15, Fresno St. 12, Southern Cal 7, Arkansas St. 5, Arizona 4, Cincinnati 3, Ball St. 1, Mississippi St. 1, North Carolina 1.

AP TOP 25 FARED No. 1 Notre Dame (12-0) beat Southern Cal 22-13. Next: TBD. No. 2 Alabama (11-1) beat Auburn 49-0. Next: vs. No. 3 Georgia in SEC championship, Saturday. No. 3 Georgia (11-1) beat Georgia Tech 42-10. Next vs. No. 2 Alabama in SEC championship, Saturday. No. 4 Ohio State (12-0) beat No. 20 Michigan 26-21. Next: Season completed.

No. 5 Oregon (11-1) beat No. 16 Oregon State 48-24. Next: TBD. No. 6 Florida (11-1) beat No. 10 Florida State 37-26. Next: TBD. No. 7 Kansas State (10-1) did not play. Next: vs. No. 18 Texas, Saturday. No. 8 LSU (9-2) beat Arkansas 20-13, Friday. Next: TBD. No. 9 Texas A&M (10-2) beat Missouri 59-29. Next: TBD. No. 10 Florida State (10-2) lost to No. 6 Florida 37-26. Next: vs. Georgia Tech in ACC championship, Saturday. No. 11 Stanford (10-2) beat No. 15 UCLA 35-17. Next: vs. UCLA in Pac-12 championship, Saturday. No. 12 Clemson (10-2) lost to No. 13 South Carolina 27-17. Next: TBD. No. 13 South Carolina (10-2) beat No. 12 Clemson 27-17. Next: TBD. No. 14 Oklahoma (9-2) beat No. 22 Oklahoma State 51-48, OT. Next: TBD. No. 15 UCLA (9-3) lost to No. 11 Stanford 35-17. Next: vs. Stanford in Pac-12 championship, Saturday. No. 16 Oregon State (8-3) lost to No. 5 Oregon 48-24. Next: vs. Nicholls State, Saturday. No. 17 Nebraska (10-2) beat Iowa 13-7, Friday. Next: vs. Wisconsin in Big Ten championship, Saturday. No. 18 Texas (8-3) lost to TCU 20-13, Thursday. Next at No. 7 Kansas State, Saturday. No. 19 Louisville (9-2) lost to UConn 23-20, 3OT. Next: at No. 21 Rutgers, Thursday. No. 20 Michigan (8-4) lost to No. 4 Ohio State 26-21. Next: TBD. No. 21 Rutgers (9-2) lost to Pittsburgh 27-6. Next: vs. No. 19 Louisville, Thursday. No. 22 Oklahoma State (7-4) lost to No. 14 Oklahoma 51-48, OT. Next: at Baylor, Saturday. No. 23 Kent State (11-1) beat Ohio 286, Friday. Next: vs. No. 24 Northern Illinois in MAC championship, Friday. No. 24 Northern Illinois (11-1) beat Eastern Michigan 49-7, Friday. Next: vs. No 23 Kent State in MAC championship, Friday. No. 25 Mississippi State (8-4) lost to Mississippi 41-24. Next: TBD. No. 25 Utah State (10-2) beat Idaho 45-9. Next: TBD.

BCS STANDINGS 1. Notre Dame 2. Alabama 3. Georgia 4. Florida 5. Oregon 6. Kansas St. 7. LSU 8. Stanford 9. Texas A&M 10. South Carolina 11. Oklahoma 12. Nebraska 13. Florida St. 14. Clemson 15. Oregon St. 16. UCLA 17. Kent St. 18. Texas 19. Michigan 20. Boise St. 21. N. Illinois 22. Northwestern 23. Oklahoma St. 24. Utah St. 25. San Jose St.

Rk 1 2 3 5 4 6 7 8 9 10 11 13 12 14 15 16 18 20 23 17 19 21 25 22 28

Harris USA Today Pts Pct Rk Pts Pct 2869 .9979 1 1469 .9959 2740 .9530 2 1398 .9478 2599 .9040 3 1341 .9092 2435 .8470 5 1265 .8576 2507 .8720 4 1277 .8658 2229 .7753 7 1114 .7553 2142 .7450 6 1124 .7620 2059 .7162 9 1008 .6834 2038 .7089 8 1076 .7295 1862 .6477 10 972 .6590 1706 .5934 11 878 .5953 1493 .5193 13 765 .5186 1614 .5614 12 829 .5620 1446 .5030 14 720 .4881 975 .3391 17 410 .2780 919 .3197 16 445 .3017 705 .2452 19 337 .2285 564 .1962 21 312 .2115 434 .1510 24 158 .1071 817 .2842 15 479 .3247 619 .2153 18 377 .2556 479 .1666 20 314 .2129 392 .1363 26 129 .0875 438 .1523 22 264 .1790 118 .0410 27 105 .0712

Computer Rk Pct 1 1.0000 3 .8700 4 .8600 2 .9600 5 .8500 6 .7900 8 .7000 6 .7900 11 .6200 8 .7000 10 .6500 12 .5800 19 .2700 14 .3800 13 .5200 15 .3700 18 .2800 17 .3400 15 .3700 30 .0000 23 .1100 21 .1800 19 .2700 28 .0200 21 .1800

BCS Avg .9979 .9236 .8911 .8882 .8626 .7735 .7357 .7299 .6861 .6689 .6129 .5393 .4645 .4570 .3790 .3304 .2512 .2492 .2094 .2030 .1936 .1865 .1646 .1171 .0974

Pv 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 12 13 14 10 11 15 17 23 16 19 22 NR NR 21 NR NR

GOLF EUROPEAN TOUR DUBAI WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP At Jumeirah Golf Estates (Earth Course) Dubai, United Arab Emirates Purse: $8 million Yardage: 7,675; Par: 72 Final Round Leaders Rory McIlory 66-67-66-66—265 -23 Justin Rose 68-68-69-62—267 -21 Luke Donald 65-68-66-71—270 -18 Charl Schwartzel 68-67-67-68—270 -18 Louis Oosthuizen 67-67-68-69—271 -17 Branden Grace 69-65-70-68—272 -16 Thongchai Jaidee 68-69-68-68—273 -15

WESTERN CONFERENCE Midwest Division W L OL SL Pts GF Grand Rapids 10 5 1 1 22 62 Chicago 8 6 2 1 19 49 Rockford 9 8 0 1 19 56 Milwaukee 8 8 1 1 18 51 Peoria 6 9 2 1 15 43 North Division W L OL SL Pts GF Abbotsford 12 2 2 2 28 51 Lake Erie 10 7 1 1 22 60 Rochester 9 6 1 0 19 58 Toronto 9 8 0 1 19 58 Hamilton 6 8 1 1 14 34 South Division W L OL SL Pts GF Charlotte 12 5 0 2 26 67 Oklahoma City 11 5 1 1 24 62 Houston 9 6 1 2 21 61 Texas 7 7 1 1 16 37 San Antonio 4 10 0 3 11 39 EASTERN CONFERENCE Atlantic Division W L OL SL Pts GF Manchester 9 6 2 1 21 49 Worcester 9 7 1 1 20 50 St. John’s 9 9 0 1 19 46 Portland 8 8 1 1 18 57 Providence 7 8 0 1 15 33

GA 53 54 57 56 66 GA 32 57 48 52 52 GA 52 53 55 47 55 GA 43 56 53 61 48

Henrik Stenson 68-68-69-68—273 Sergio Garcia 73-64-73-64—274 FredrikAnderssonHed 67-69-72-66—274 Padraig Harrington 67-71-68-68—274 GonzaloFrnndz-Cstno 66-72-68-68—274 Jamie Donaldson 68-68-69-69—274 Scott Jamieson 68-69-72-66—275 Peter Lawrie 68-72-67-68—275 Miguel Angle Jimenez 71-71-69-65—276 Stephen Gallacher 68-70-72-66—276 Raphael Jacquelin 69-67-71-69—276 Peter Hanson 69-67-70-70—276 Joost Luiten 69-68-67-72—276 Also Martin Kaymer 67-70-72-69—278 Nicolas Colsaerts 68-68-74-69—279 Lee Westwood 67-74-71-72—284

East Division W L OL SL Pts Syracuse 12 3 1 1 26 Binghamton 10 4 1 1 22 W-B/Scranton 11 7 0 0 22 Hershey 7 10 1 0 15 Norfolk 7 10 0 0 14 Northeast Division W L OL SL Pts Springfield 10 3 1 3 24 Bridgeport 10 7 0 0 20 Connecticut 9 7 1 0 19 Adirondack 9 8 0 0 18 Albany 4 7 0 5 13

-15 -14 -14 -14 -14 -14 -13 -13 -12 -12 -12 -12 -12 -10 -9 -4

GF 65 45 48 44 48

GA 42 38 40 53 58

GF 59 56 58 44 37

GA 36 57 57 47 49

NOTE: Two points are awarded for a win, one point for an overtime or shootout loss. Sunday’s Games Oklahoma City 7, Charlotte 2 Syracuse 6, Worcester 1 Portland 3, Manchester 2, OT Connecticut 3, Springfield 2 Wilkes-Barre/Scranton 5, Albany 4, SO Lake Erie 4, Hamilton 1 Milwaukee 3, Grand Rapids 2 Texas 5, San Antonio 3 St. John’s 6, Providence 0 Hershey 4, Toronto 2 Houston 3, Abbotsford 2, OT Today’s Games No games scheduled Tuesday’s Games Texas at Rockford, 7:05 p.m.

PREPS

COMMUNITY

SCHEDULE

TENNIS

TODAY

HIGH SCHOOL TENNIS LEAGUE

TUESDAY

Registration is now open for the USTA Junior Team Tennis Co-Ed Leagues which will be held at area tennis clubs starting Saturday, December 1st. For information, contact league director Jon Betts at d300tenniscoach@gmail.com.

Girls bowling: Marengo at Kaneland, 4:15 p.m.; Huntley, Woodstock, McHenry, Dundee-Crown, Jacobs at Bowling KickOff at Liberty Lanes, 4:30 p.m. Boys bowling: Rochelle at Huntley, 4:30 p.m. Boys basketball: Lake Park at McHenry, Berean Baptist at Alden-Hebron, 7:30 p.m. Girls basketball: Berean Baptist at Alden-Hebron, 6 p.m.; South Elgin at Jacobs, Harvard at Westminster Christian, CL Central at Richmond-Burton, Grayslake North at Hampshire, Crystal Lake South at Woodstock North, Dundee-Crown at Grant, Marian Central at Carmel, 7 p.m.; Marengo at Winnebago, 7:15 p.m. Boys bowling: Westminster at Woodstock, 4:30 p.m. Girls bowling: Jacobs at St. Edward, Rockford Lutheran at Marengo, 4:30 p.m. Wrestling: North Boone and Genoa at Marengo Triangular, 6 p.m.

WEDNESDAY

Boys basketball: Alden-Hebron at Faith Christian, 7:30 p.m. Girls basketball: Richmond-Burton at Byron, Cary-Grove at Antioch, Woodstock at Alden-Hebron, 7 p.m. Boys bowling: South Elgin at Huntley, 4 p.m.; St. Edward at Woodstock, 4:30 p.m. Girls bowling: South Elgin at Huntley, 4 p.m.; Marengo at St. Charles East, 4:30 p.m. Wrestling: Lakes at Marian Central, 5 p.m.

Pts O/U UNDERDOG 3 (40½) at Philadelphia

NCAA Basketball FAVORITE LINE UNDERDOG at Georgia St. 3½ East Carolina at Kansas 27 San Jose St. at Loyola (Md.) 16½ Towson at Tennessee 13½ Oakland at Colorado St. 16 N. Colorado at Notre Dame 33 Chicago St. FAVORITE at Bulls San Antonio at Brooklyn at Detroit at Memphis at Oklahoma City at Utah at L.A. Clippers

NBA LINE 5½ 8 2 Pk 10½ 12½ 2 11½

UNDERDOG Milwaukee at Washington New York Portland Cleveland Charlotte Denver New Orleans

TRANSACTIONS PROS BASKETBALL National Basketball Association HOUSTON ROCKETS — Recalled F/C Donatas Motiejunas from Rio Grande Valley (NBADL). FOOTBALL National Football League CLEVELAND BROWNS — Released WR Carlton Mitchell. DALLAS COWBOYS — Released WR Andre Holmes. DENVER BRONCOS — Released RB Jeremiah Johnson from the practice squad. JACKSONVILLE JAGUARS — Signed RB Will Ta’ufo’ou from the practice squad. SAN DIEGO CHARGERS - Signed T Kevin Haslem from the practice squad.

COLLEGES AUBURN — Fired football coach Gene Chizik. N.C. STATE — Fired football coach Tom O’Brien. PURDUE — Fired football coach Danny Hope. UCLA — Announced junior G Tyler Lamb has been released from the men’s basketball team and will transfer.

SOCCER MLS PLAYOFFS EASTERN CONFERENCE Championship Sunday, Nov. 11: Houston 3, D.C. United 1 Sunday, Nov. 18: D.C. United 1, Houston 1, Houston advances on 4-2 aggregate WESTERN CONFERENCE Championship Sunday, Nov. 11: Los Angeles 3, Seattle 0 Sunday, Nov. 18: Seattle 2, Los Angeles 1, Los Angeles advances on 4-2 aggregate MLS CUP Saturday, Dec. 1: Los Angeles vs. Houston, 4:30 p.m.

HOCKEY AHL

GLANTZ-CULVER LINE FAVORITE Carolina

BASKETBALL CLBA/FVBA REGISTRATION Beginning this December through the first weekend in March CLBA/FVBA will have a basketball league for kindergarten through high school boys and girls. The season will have five practices and 10 games. Each team will consist of only eight players per team so everybody will receive a lot of playing time. This is a recreational league for all kids to play no matter what skill level. All practices and games will be Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays. CLBA/FVBA will stress fundamentals of the game, teaching skills, good sportsmanship, team play and fun, fun, fun. Games will be played in local gyms around Crystal Lake, Lake in the Hills and McHenry. Registration is available online at clhoops.com. There is a $4 service charge for registering online. For information about the league, email Bob McIntyre at BigBobBBALL@aol.com or call 847-6398050 or visit the league website.

AUTO RACING FORMULA ONE BRAZILIAN GRAND PRIX RESULTS At Autodromo Jose Carlos Pace (Interlagos) Sao Paulo Lap length: 2.68 miles 1. Jenson Button, England, McLaren, 71 laps, 1:45:22.656, 108.229 mph. 2. Fernando Alonso, Spain, Ferrari, 71, 1:45:25.410. 3. Felipe Massa, Brazil, Ferrari, 71, 1:45:26.271. 4. Mark Webber, Australia, Red Bull, 71, 1:45:27.592. 5. Nico Hulkenberg, Germany, Force India, 71, 1:45:28.364. 6. Sebastian Vettel, Germany, Red Bull, 71, 1:45:32.109. 7. Michael Schumacher, Germany, Mercedes, 71, 1:45:34.563. 8. Jean-Eric Vergne, France, Toro Rosso, 71, 1:45:51.309. 9. Kamui Kobayashi, Japan, Sauber, 71, 1:45:53.906. 10. Kimi Raikkonen, Finland, Lotus, 70, +1 lap. 11. Vitaly Petrov, Russia, Caterham, 70, +1 lap. 12. Charles Pic, France, Marussia, 70, +1 lap. 13. Daniel Ricciardo, Australia, Toro Rosso, 70, +1 lap. 14. Heikki Kovalainen, Finland, Caterham, 70, +1 lap. 15. Nico Rosberg, Germany, Mercedes, 70, +1 lap. 16. Timo Glock, Germany, Marussia, 70, +1 lap. 17. Pedro de la Rosa, Spain, HRT, 69, +2 laps. 18. Narain Karthikeyan, India, HRT, 69, +2 laps. 19. Paul di Resta, Scotland, Force India, 68, +3 laps, retired. Not Classfied 20. Lewis Hamilton, England, McLaren, 54, accident. 21. Romain Grosjean, France, Lotus, 5, accident. 22. Pastor Maldonado, Venezuela, Williams, 1, spin. 23. Bruno Senna, Brazil, Williams, 0, accident. 24. Sergio Perez, Mexico, Sauber, 0, accident. Drivers Standings Final 1. Sebastian Vettel, Germany, Red Bull, 281 points. 2. Fernando Alonso, Spain, Ferrari, 278. 3. Kimi Raikkonen, Finland, Lotus, 207. 4. Lewis Hamilton, England, McLaren, 190. 5. Jenson Button, England, McLaren, 188. 6. Mark Webber, Australia, Red Bull, 179. 7. Felipe Massa, Brazil, Ferrari, 122. 8. Romain Grosjean, France, Lotus, 96. 9. Nico Rosberg, Germany, Mercedes, 93. 10. Sergio Perez, Mexico, Sauber, 66. 11. Nico Hulkenberg, Germany, Force India, 63. 12. Kamui Kobayashi, Japan, Sauber, 60. 13. Michael Schumacher, Germany, Mercedes, 49. 14. Paul di Resta, Scotland, Force India, 46. 15. Pastor Maldonado, Venezuela, Williams, 45. 16. Bruno Senna, Brazil, Williams, 31. 17. Jean-Eric Vergne, France, Toro Rosso, 16. 18. Daniel Ricciardo, Australia, Toro Rosso, 10. Constructors Standings 1. Red Bull, 460 points. 2. Ferrari, 400. 3. McLaren, 378. 4. Lotus, 303. 5. Mercedes, 142. 6. Sauber, 126. 7. Force India, 109. 8. Williams, 76. 9. Toro Rosso, 26.


PRO FOOTBALL

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Monday, November 26, 2012 • Page B5 Broncos 17, Chiefs 9

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Peyton Manning was wooed by the Chiefs early in the offseason, after the four-time MVP had been cut loose by Indianapolis and before he signed a five-year deal with Denver. On Sunday, he showed exactly why Kansas City was after him. Manning threw for 285 yards and two touchdowns, and led the Broncos (8-3) down the field in the final minutes when the Chiefs (1-10) were frantically trying to get a stop, setting up a field goal that sealed a victory and their sixth consecutive win. It allowed Manning to break a tie with his boss and Broncos vice president John Elway with his 149th win as a starting quarterback, trailing only Brett Favre (186) for most in NFL history. Jamaal Charles ran for 107 yards for the Chiefs.

Dolphins 24, Seahawks 21

AP photo

New York Giants defensive end Osi Umenyiora knocks the ball away from Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers in the first half Sunday night in East Rutherford, N.J. The Giants won, 38-10.

GIANTS 38, PACKERS 10

Giants pummel Packers Loss leaves Green Bay game behind Bears for 1st By BARRY WILNER The Associated Press EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. – So much for that tired arm for Eli Manning, and that offensive slump for the New York Giants. They got it fixed in their bye week, then routed the Green Bay Packers on Sunday night, 38-10. The Packers certainly can attest to New York’s turnaround after a week off. The showcase game was decided early as the Giants outscored the Packers, 31-10, in the opening half and cruised. Manning reached 200 career TD passes by throwing for three scores as New York (7-4) snapped a two-game slide, ended Green Bay’s five-game winning streak, and opened a two-game lead in the NFC East. The Packers (7-4) were missing such key starters as linebacker Clay Matthews, defensive back Charles Woodson and receiver Greg Jennings, and it showed as they fell a game behind the first-place Bears

in the NFC North. After being manhandled in last season’s playoffs by the Giants, who went on to win the Super Bowl, the Packers weren’t much more competitive this time. Aaron Rodgers was sacked five times, including twice by Mathias Kiwanuka, who spent much of the game at defensive tackle rather than in his usual linebacker spot. New York’s balanced attack was guided by Manning, who had his first strong game in a month with 249 yards passing, and Ahmad Bradshaw, who gained a combined 119 yards and scored a touchdown. He had the first big play of the night to begin the offensive onslaught. New York struck early with a brilliantly conceived screen pass to Bradshaw off a fake reverse to Victor Cruz. Bradshaw sped down the field before being caught at the Green Bay 2, a 59-yard pickup that led to Andre Brown’s scoring run. Brown later broke his leg; coach Tom Coughlin did not say which leg after the game.

“It will be a tough loss, he is an important player,” Manning said. Green Bay didn’t flinch, with Jordy Nelson getting behind Corey Webster in single coverage down the right sideline for a 61-yard TD reception from Rodgers. The scoring flurry went back in the Giants’ favor when Manning hit rookie Rueben Randle in the back of the end zone for a 16-yard TD, Randle’s first NFL score. It was Manning’s first touchdown throw in four games, and he set it up with a scramble in which he laid his shoulder into Packers cornerback Tramon Williams for a 13-yard gain. Webster’s interception led to Lawrence Tynes’ 43-yard field goal late in the first quarter for a 17-7 lead, and the Giants weren’t nearly done. Manning’s 9-yard connection with Cruz tied him for the club record with 199 career TD passes, and after Osi Umenyiora’s strip-sack of Rodgers was recovered by Jason Pierre-Paul at the Green Bay 23, Bradshaw scored from the 13.

MIAMI – Ryan Tannehill moved the Dolphins 65 yards in six plays to set up a 43-yard field goal by Dan Carpenter at the final gun, and Miami rallied to beat Russell Wilson and Seattle. Carpenter hit the winning kick on his 27th birthday, and Miami (5-6) broke a three-game losing streak. The Seahawks (6-5), unbeaten at home this year, lost for the fifth time in six road games.

Browns 20, Steelers 14

CLEVELAND – Chris Rainey’s fumble with 2:25 left – Pittsburgh’s seventh turnover – was recovered by Cleveland’s Phil Taylor, and the Browns handed their hated rivals a potentially devastating loss. Charlie Batch, forced to start at quarterback for Pittsburgh because of injuries to Ben Roethlisberger and Byron Leftwich, was picked off three times, and the Steelers (6-5) lost five fumbles, the last on a final-play lateral to help the Browns (3-8) beat Pittsburgh for just the second time in 18 games.

Falcons 24, Buccaneers 23

TAMPA, Fla. – Atlanta stumbled into a hole, only to find a way to escape again. Matt Ryan threw for 353 yards and overcame two critical turnovers by leading another late touchdown drive to rally the Falcons (10-1) to a victory over Tampa Bay (6-5). Michael Turner’s 3-yard TD run put Atlanta ahead for good with 7:55 left. Connor Barth missed a 56-yard goal for Tampa Bay in the closing minutes, and the Bucs’ four-game winning streak ended when Josh Freeman’s desperation pass fell incomplete in the end zone with no time remaining.

Colts 20, Bills 13

INDIANAPOLIS – Colts receiver T.Y. Hilton made history Sunday. Indianapolis’ other emerging rookie star returned a punt 75 yards for one touchdown and caught an 8-yard pass from Andrew Luck in the third quarter to lead the Colts (7-4) past Buffalo (4-7).

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SUNDAY’S ROUNDUP The win strengthened Indy’s playoff position, Andrew Luck joined the 3,000-yard club, Reggie Wayne moved up two spots on the NFL’s career receptions list and Hilton became the first player in franchise history to score on a receiving touchdown and a kick return in the same game.

Bengals 34, Raiders 10

CINCINNATI – Carson Palmer had a horrid homecoming. Andy Dalton threw three touchdown passes, taking advantage of Oakland’s dreadful defense, and Cincinnati (6-5) showed its former franchise quarterback that it has moved on without him, beating the Raiders (3-8). BenJarvus Green-Ellis ran for 129 yards and a touchdown against the NFL’s most generous defense.

Jaguars 24, Titans 19

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Chad Henne provided another spark for the NFL’s worst offense, this one in a winning effort. Making his first start in more than 13 months, Henne threw two touchdown passes, and Jacksonville (2-9) beat Tennessee (4-7).

Ravens 16, Chargers 13 (OT)

SAN DIEGO – Baltimore converted a fourthand-29 on a dazzling catch-and-run by Ray Rice, forced overtime and then beat San Diego (4-7) on Justin Tucker’s 38-yard field goal with 1:07 left. Baltimore (9-2) took a firmer grip on the AFC North, increasing its lead to three games over Pittsburgh, which lost to Cleveland, and Cincinnati, which beat Oakland. The Ravens won their fourth straight.

Rams 31, Cardinals 17

GLENDALE, Ariz. – No NFL rookie since 1960 and no Rams rookie ever accomplished what cornerback Janoris Jenkins did Sunday. The second-round draft pick with off-the-field issues through his college career returned two interceptions for touchdowns, and St. Louis (46-1) dominated the second half to hand Arizona (4-7) its seventh loss in a row

49ers 31, Saints 21

NEW ORLEANS – Ahmad Brooks and Donte Whitner returned interceptions for touchdowns, the 49ers sacked Drew Brees five times, and San Francisco (8-2-1) ended a three-game winning streak by New Orleans (5-6). Colin Kaepernick was solid in his second career start at quarterback for the 49ers while Alex Smith watched from the sideline. Kaepernick passed for 231 yards, including a short touchdown to Frank Gore. He also ran for a 7-yard score. He threw his first career interception, but it was inconsequential. – The Associated Press

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Celtics outlast scrappy Magic in overtime The ASSOCIATED PRESS ORLANDO, Fla. – Kevin Garnett had 24 points and 10 rebounds, Paul Pierce added 23 points, and Rajon Rondo was one rebound shy of a triple double with 15 points and 16 assists as the Boston Celtics outlasted the Orlando Magic, 116110, in overtime Sunday night. The Celtics won their second straight and earned their sixth consecutive win over the Magic. They return home Wednesday for a pair of home games, beginning with Brooklyn on Wednesday. J.J. Redick scored 21 and Jameer Nelson had 20 for the Magic, whose loss snapped a two-game winning streak. 76ers 104, Suns 101: At Philadelphia, shortly after the season began, the Philadelphia 76ers rewarded point guard Jrue Holiday with a four-year, $41 million contract extension. Money well spent. Holiday had a career-high 33 points and 13 assists, leading Philadelphia over Phoenix. Knicks 121, Pistons 100: At New York, Carmelo Anthony scored 29 points in only 32 minutes, and New York ended a two-game losing streak with a victory

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Boston Celtics guard Courtney Lee reaches for the ball against Orlando Magic guard Jameer Nelson on Sunday in Orlando, Fla. over Detroit. Brandon Knight scored 21 points and Charlie Villanueva had 17 for the Pistons, who have lost six straight games at Madison Square Garden.

Spurs 111, Raptors 106 (2OT): At Toronto, Tony Parker scored six of his 32 points in the second overtime, Tim Duncan had 26, and San Antonio beat Toronto for the fourth straight time. Manu Ginobili scored 15 points, Danny Green had 13 and Boris Diaw 11 as the Spurs won their third straight and improved their NBA-best road record to 7-1. Parker made jump shots on consecutive possessions with less than 1:15 to go in the second overtime as the Spurs held on. Nets 98, Trail Blazers 85: At New York, Deron Williams had 15 points, 12 assists, four blocked shots and three steals, leading Brooklyn to a victory over Portland. Joe Johnson scored 21 points and Brook Lopez had 15 for Brooklyn, which has won five straight games at Barclays Center. Nuggets 102, Hornets 84: At Denver, Andre Iguodala scored 23 points, Kenneth Faried had his eighth double-double of the season and Denver beat struggling New Orleans. Faried had 14 points and 12 rebounds for the Nuggets, winners of four straight.

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Houston Rockets coach Kevin McHale calls out to his players Nov. 7 against the Denver Nuggets in Houston. McHale’s 23-year-old daughter, Alexandra “Sasha” McHale, died Saturday.

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HOUSTON – The daughter of Houston Rockets coach Kevin McHale has died at 23. Alexandra “Sasha” McHale died Saturday, and the team disclosed no other details Sunday. Kevin McHale has been on leave since Nov. 10 to deal with what the team called a personal family matter. During his absence, Kelvin Sampson has been the interim coach. There is no timetable for Kevin McHale’s return. Team owner Leslie Alexander said in a statement that he extends his “deepest condolences” over the loss of the McHales’ “beautiful daughter.” He called Kevin and wife Lynn “loving and dedicated parents who will need our continued

support throughout this very difficult time.” He said the “entire organization is mourning.” Some of the Rockets expressed their support for McHale. James Harden tweeted: “Praying for coach McHale and his family.” Chandler Parsons added on Twitter: “R.I.P. Sasha.” McHale spent several years with the Minnesota Timberwolves as a coach and executive before joining the Rockets after two seasons as a TV analyst. “While Kevin was with our organization, we all watched Sasha grow up and become an outstanding young woman,” Timberwolves owner Glen Taylor said in a statement. “She will be sorely missed by her family and friends.”

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