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Sports Minute: Here is the latest Illinois sports news from The Associated Press

CHICAGO (AP) - A visiting black player was taunted by four male fans shouting "basketball, basketball, basketball" during the Chicago Blackhawks' game against the Washington Capitals. Washington's Devante Smith-Pelly was serving a major penalty for fighting Chicago's Connor Murphy when the fans taunted him in the penalty box. An off-ice official sitting next to him notified building security, and the fans were ejected.

CHICAGO (AP) - Jonathan Toews had a goal and two assists and the Chicago Blackhawks ripped the Washington Capitals 7-1 to end an eight-game losing streak. Patrick Kane, Brandon Saad and Ryan Hartman each added a goal and an assist in Chicago's first win since Jan. 30 at Nashville.

ROSEMONT, Ill. (AP) - Cassius Winston scored 17 points, and No. 2 Michigan State erased a 27-point deficit to beat Northwestern 65-60 and extend its winning streak to 10 games. Nick Ward added 15 points and 10 rebounds. Miles Bridges hit four free throws in the final minute, and the Spartans used a huge second half to pull out the win when they looked like they were headed to a stunning blowout loss. Northwestern made just 3 of 26 field goals in the second half.

MESA, Ariz. (AP) - Brandon Morrow has pitched in just about every role during his 11 seasons in the majors. Except as a full-time closer for a championship contender. That will change this year, as Morrow is expected to fill the spot for the Chicago Cubs.

GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) - It won't be long until youth is served throughout the Chicago White Sox rotation. Lucas Giolito and Reynaldo Lopez are already in there, former first-round picks Carlos Rodon and Carson Fulmer are emerging and top prospect Michael Kopech is likely to land on the South Side this summer.

VALPARAISO, Ind. (AP) - Markus Golder scored all of his 16 points in the second half and Valparaiso rallied late to beat Bradley 77-64. Bradley was up 31-26 at the break and held a slim lead through most of the second half, taking it to 60-56 with 5:56 to play. Golder and Max Joseph replied for the Crusaders with back-to-back layups, sparking a 21-0 run that included a Bakari Evelyn 3-pointer and a Golder dunk to go ahead 77-60 with 55 seconds left.

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