Friday, November 10, 2017 1:00 am
2020 NBA All-Stars said Chicago-bound
CHICAGO – A person familiar with the situation says the NBA will hold the 2020 All-Star game in Chicago. The person spoke on the condition of anonymity because an official announcement has not been made.
Chicago's last NBA All-Star Game was in 1988, when Bulls star Michael Jordan dazzled in the slam dunk contest and scored 40 points in an East victory.
Cougars players earn awards
The Crossroads League announced that Saint Francis' Kara Gerka was selected women's basketball player of the week, Valorie Flick as volleyball defender of the week and Maria Pelak as volleyball setter of the week.
Purdue's Edwards on Naismith list
Purdue senior Vincent Edwards was one of 50 players named to the Naismith Award watch list. The last Boilermaker to win the award was Glenn Robinson in 1994.
Edwards needs 373 points, 180 rebounds and 98 assists to become the first Purdue player in school history, and just the third Big Ten player since 1992-93, with 1,500 points, 700 rebounds and 400 assists in a career.
Ball State basketball announced it has signed guards Jarron Coleman, who averaged 19.7 points and 7.2 rebounds last season for Indianapolis Cathedral, and Kani Acree of Carbondale, Illinois.
Saint Francis' men's basketball team got 20 points along with 10 rebounds, from Bryce Lienhoop in a 77-51 victory over Bellevue in Richmond. The Cougars (3-2) also got 11 points from Derek Hinen. ... The 14th-ranked Indiana Tech women (3-1) beat Indiana-Kokomo 89-49 in Kokomo, led by Haley Cook's 25 points on 9-of-10 shooting, including 7-of-8 3-point shooting. That tied the program record for most 3s in a game. ... In football, Marcus Childers threw a career-high four touchdown passes and Jackson Abresch scored twice on blocked punts to help Northern Illinois beat Ball State 63-17.
On the links
In Playa del Carmen, Mexico, Patton Kizzire ran off six straight birdies and opened with a 9-under 62 that gave him a two-shot lead in the OHL Classic at Mayakoba. ... In Sun City, South Africa, Bernd Wiesberger birdied the last hole to take a one-shot lead after the first round of the Nedbank Golf Challenge. Wiesberger finished with a 5-under 67 to edge ahead of four other players. ... In Hainan, China, Ashleigh Buhai shot a 4-under 68 to take a one-stroke lead after the second round of the Blue Bay LPGA tournament. The South African birdied four of the last seven holes to finish at 9-under 135 overall, one shot ahead of Shanshan Feng (67).
Lakewood Park volleyball player Lilly Kruse will sign to play at Liberty. ... Emma Schroeder of Homestead has signed to play golf at IPFW, after earning medalist honors at sectionals and regionals.
Player not on Notre Dame team
Because of a reporter's error, Lindsay Allen was listed in the college basketball preview section as returning for the Notre Dame women's basketball, but she is not on the team.