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CHICAGO (AP) – Zach LaVine scored 23 points and Lonzo Ball scored seven of Chicago’s 15 3-pointers, helping the Bulls beat the Dallas Mavericks 117-107. Five players scored in double digits for Chicago in their second straight win. Nikola Vucevic had 18 points and 10 rebounds, and DeMar DeRozan finished with 17 points. Dallas had won three in a row and four of five overall, but couldn’t keep up with LaVine and the Bulls in the second half. Kristaps Porzingis had 22 points and 12 rebounds for the Mavericks, and Luka Doncic finished with 20 points, 10 assists and eight rebounds.

CHICAGO (AP) – Chicago Blackhawks forward Brandon Hagel is set to miss two weeks with a left shoulder injury. Hagel was injured in the third period in Sunday night’s 2-1 overtime win over Nashville. The Blackhawks have also assigned defenseman Wyatt Kalynuk to Rockford in the AHL. Kalynuk is probably working on his conditioning after being sidelined by a sprained right ankle.

LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) – Clyde Emrich, an Olympic weightlifter who became the NFL’s first strength and conditioning coach when the Chicago Bears hired him, has passed away. He was 90 years old. The Bears announced his death on Wednesday. They did not give a cause. Emrich had worked with several Bears players such as Stan Jones, Doug Atkins and Ronnie Bull at a local YMCA when the Bears hired him in 1971. His first contact with the team was before the 1963 championship season, when ‘he met with founder and trainer George Halas to discuss isometric resistance training. Emrich represented the United States at the 1952 Olympics in Helsinki during a 21-year career. He is a member of the Weightlifting Hall of Fame in the United States.

CARLSBAD, Calif. (AP) – Chicago’s Liam Hendriks won his second consecutive Mariano Rivera Award as American League Lifter of the Year and Josh Hader of Milwaukee won his third Trevor Hoffman Award as a Lifesaver. year of the National League. Hendriks was 8-3 and 38 saves on 44 occasions with a 2.54 ERA and 113 strikeouts in 71 innings in his first season with the White Sox. Hader was 4-2 with a career-best 1.23 ERA and 34 saves on 35 occasions. He also won in 2018 and ’19.

KNOXVILLE, Tennessee (AP) – Jordan Walker scored 14 points, Alexus Dye had a double-double and the No.15 Tennessee turned a 9-0 streak in the fourth quarter into a 17-2 push to finish the game to beat Southern Illinois 59-49 in season opener for both teams. Walker had seven points and Tamari Key and Sara Puckett both had the only five points they scored in the critical race after the Salukis had the Lady Vols on the ropes. Southern Illinois led 47-42 after a deep 3-point score from Makenzie Silvey and a quick layup from Quierra Love with 5:24 to go. Love led southern Illinois with 13 points.

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