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Teammates, fans remember Hall of Famer Ernie Banks

Trudie Acheatel, wearing an Ernie Banks jersey, pays her respects during a public visitation held for the Chicago Cubs' Hall of Famer  who died after a heart attack last week Friday, Jan. 30, 2015, in Chicago. "Mr. Cub" is remembered as much for his boundless enthusiasm despite playing on mostly losing teams as his 512 home runs and two MVP awards. A memorial service is scheduled for Saturday on what would have been his 84th birthday. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)

CHICAGO (AP) — Fans and friends paid tribute to legendary Chicago Cubs slugger Ernie Banks on Saturday, recalling how he helped break baseball’s color barrier during a Hall of Fame career in which he won over his teammates and an entire city with the unwavering optimism he brought to the game and life.

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Whitney Houston’s daughter found unresponsive in tub

In this Feb. 12, 2011, file photo, singer Whitney Houston, left, and daughter Bobbi Kristina Brown arrive at an event in Beverly Hills, Calif.  The daughter of late singer and entertainer Whitney Houston was found Saturday, Jan. 31, 2015, unresponsive in a bathtub by her husband and a friend and taken to an Atlanta-area hospital. The incident remains under investigation.   (AP Photo/Dan Steinberg, File)

ATLANTA (AP) — The daughter of late singer and entertainer Whitney Houston was found unresponsive in a bathtub Saturday and taken to a hospital in the north Atlanta suburbs, police said.

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Notre Dame expects to play Wake Forest despite expected snow

SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) — The University of Notre Dame says it expects its scheduled game Sunday between its fourth-ranked women’s basketball team and Wake Forest to be played even though the National Weather Service is predicting up to a foot of snow.

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Ohio State lowers ticket price for 2 non-conference games

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio State is lowering the football ticket price for two non-conference games next season, but tickets for games against Penn State and Michigan State will be more than $100.

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Duquette puts Toronto in past, focuses on improving Orioles

BALTIMORE (AP) — Orioles president of baseball operations Dan Duquette acknowledges “there was substance” to reports that the Toronto Blue Jays were in pursuit of him to be club president.

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