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Self, Weber expected at Wayne McClain funeral

Kansas basketball coach Bill Self walks ahead of NBA basketball player Deron Williams, left, and Kansas assistant coach Jerrance Howard, at a celebration of life ceremony for coach Wayne McClain in Champaign on Wednesday Oct. 22, 2014. McClain was an assistant coach to both Self and Bruce Weber, head coach at Kansas State, when they were at Illinois.  McClain died on Oct. 15. (AP Photo/The News-Gazette, John Dixon) MANDATORY CREDIT

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) — It seems no one knew that former University of Illinois assistant basketball coach Wayne McClain had cancer until just before he died last week. Not even his brother Terry.

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First-place Gophers trying to stay grounded

Minnesota defensive back Damarius Travis (7) celebrates a win after an NCAA college football game against Purdue, Saturday, Oct. 18, 2014, in Minneapolis. Minnesota won 39-38. (AP Photo/Hannah Foslien)

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Resiliency will be as important for Minnesota the rest of the season as its most tangible strength of running the ball.

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Raanta leads Blackhawks past Flyers 4-0

Philadelphia Flyers right wing Pierre-Edouard Bellemare (78) and goalie Steve Mason (35) keep Chicago Blackhawks left wing Bryan Bickell from getting a shot on goal during the second period of an NHL hockey game Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2014, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)

CHICAGO (AP) — Antti Raanta made 32 saves to earn a shutout in his first start of the season, and Patrick Kane scored two power-play goals to lead the Chicago Blackhawks past the Philadelphia Flyers 4-0 on Tuesday night.

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Ohio Valley Conference women’s preseason team

The Ohio Valley Conference preseason women’s team as voted on by coaches and sports information directors and released Tuesday:

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Funeral set for basketball coach McClain

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) — A funeral for former University of Illinois assistant basketball coach and prep-coaching standout Wayne McClain is planned for Wednesday.

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