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Vincennes University’s next attempt to make baskets at an acceptable rate comes at 8 p.m. today when it plays at Lewis & Clark (Ill.) in a Region 24 game.

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Lincoln appeared to be the better team through three quarters against Class 3A honorable mention Sullivan on Saturday, but a dreadful start to the fourth period ultimately doomed the Alices.

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FARMERSBURG — Rivet's Tre'von Taylor was nearly unstoppable, but unfortunately so was North Central from 3-point range Saturday.

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BLOOMFIELD — South Knox was in control for over a half against Class A No. 6 Bloomfield, but the Cardinals took off midway through the third and soared past the Spartans for a 47-38 boys basketball win Friday.

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SHOALS — North Knox and Shoals had near-identical records going into Friday's Blue Chip Conference boys basketball game, offering few clues what team was better.

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MOUNT VERNON — It wasn't a pretty finish for Lincoln's boys on Friday, but the Alices did just enough to keep Big Eight Conference foe Mount Vernon winless.

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HUTSONVILLE, Ill. — Rivet led by as many as 11 early in the final period, but host Hutsonville-Palestine got the benefit of a friendly whistle, and the Tigers took advantage.

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The air was considered hazardous for outdoor workers, and described as among the worst in the world. For professional tennis players, though, it was deemed to be OK for business.

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Vincennes University is going to try to prove today that it has better basketball players than visiting Lake Land (Ill.) in the men’s-only 7 p.m. Region 24 game at the P.E. Complex.

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FORT BRANCH — Turnovers and poor shooting have limited Lincoln's offense to an average of 30 points over the last three games, and Tuesday's first quarter against Gibson Southern appeared to be more of the same.

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LAWRENCEVILLE, Ill. — Jayley Akers recored 19 of her game-high 25 points in the first half for Lawrenceville, and Robinson failed to keep up as the Indians eased to a 53-23 Little Illini Conference girls basketball victory Monday.

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HOUSTON -- Astros manager AJ Hinch and general manager Jeff Luhnow were fired Monday after the pair were suspended by Major League Baseball for the team's use of electronics for sign-stealing during Houston's run to the 2017 World Series title and again in the 2018 season.

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Good luck finding any team in the country that notches a better pair of road wins in the same week than Baylor, which followed up a victory at Texas Tech by invading Allen Fieldhouse and thumping Kansas on its home floor.

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After a wild weekend of historic offensive performances by Derrick Henry and nearly every Kansas City Chiefs player, spiced by some timely defense from all the winners, we have the answers to the makeup of the NFL's Final Four.

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HONOLULU -- Two weeks in Hawaii brought rain, unusually strong wind, playoffs and two players who thought victory was out of reach until the winner's lei was draped around their necks.

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Coming off its worse loss of the season last Thursday, Rivet responded on Monday how one might expect a top-five team to respond.

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EVANSVILLE — Lincoln has gone against plenty of talented players thus far this season, but none have been more physically imposing than Kiyron Powell.

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When the shots didn't fall for Lincoln's girls basketball team in the first half Saturday, the Alices used their defense to keep Mount Vernon at a distance. By the time the offense began to click, the outcome was never in doubt.

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Coach Mark Bezy was certainly hoping for a better start, but after Rivet fell behind by eight in the opening period, the Patriots took control and never gave it up.

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Balanced offense and strong defense are generally a formula for success for South Knox, and the Spartans rode that combination to victory on Saturday.

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ELLETSVILLE — North Knox's Jazzman Barnett and Lincoln's Sierra Mullins each earned top-four finishes to advance through the south regional of the Indiana girls wrestling state tournament at Edgewood Friday.

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JASPER — Lincoln whittled a 15-point halftime deficit to single digits, but Jasper’s counterpunch proved to be a knockout blow, and the Wildcats sprinted past the Alices, 56-29, in a Big Eight Conference boys basketball game Friday.

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Top-ranked Vincennes University hopes to be at full strength when it hosts Shawnee (Ill.) at 7 p.m. today in a Region 24 men’s basketball game.

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Four-time NBA All-Star Shawn Marion, Vincennes University’s all-time second leading scorer and rebounder, returns to the P.E. Complex on Wednesday to be recognized for his basketball accomplishments during a halftime ceremony at the VU men’s game with Lake Land.

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Class A No. 8 Loogootee hit Rivet with an impressive onslaught in the first and final quarters, and the Lions were rarely tested in a 73-31 Blue Chip Conference win at Holscher Gym on Friday.

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BICKNELL — Washington’s Grant Niehaus took a quarter to get going, but it was still three quarters too much for North Knox.

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