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Facebook hails US presidential race as 2015’s top topic

The rankings released Wednesday open a window into the cultural mindset by analyzing how frequently specific high-profile events, politicians, entertainers, athletes, movies and TV shows were mentioned in the posts of Facebook’s 1.5 billion users.

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Hinen’s 31 Lead Huntington To 107-73 Win

Columbia City grad Derek Hinen poured in 31 points to lead Huntington University to a 107-73 win over Wright State Unviersity-Lake Campus on Tuesday night at Platt Arena.

Indiana Pacers center Ian Mahinmi (28) blocks the shot over Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry (30) during the first half of an NBA basketball game in Indianapolis, Tuesday, Dec. 8, 2015. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy)

Pacers Can’t End Golden State’s Historic Streak

The defending NBA champions improved to 23-0, with Klay Thompson scoring a season-high 39 points and Stephen Curry adding 29 points, seven rebounds and 10 assists in a 131-123 victory over the Indiana Pacers.

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12/8 High School Basketball Recap

1A no. 4 Blackhawk Christian bested Northrop 84-77 at Mark Schoeff Gymnasium on Tuesday night to headline local action on the hardwood.

Kansas City Royals' Ben Zobrist is congrtulated by Mike Moustakas (8) after scoring on an RBI single by Kansas City Royals' Lorenzo Cain during the sixth inning of Game 4 of the Major League Baseball World Series against the New York Mets Saturday, Oct. 31, 2015, in New York. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson)

Cubs Sign Zobrist, Trade Castro To Yankees

Free agent infielder Ben Zobrist and the Cubs agreed Tuesday to a $56 million, four-year contract, a deal that caused Chicago to trade Starlin Castro to the New York Yankees for pitcher Adam Warren.

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TOTW: Homestead Girls Basketball

We are proud to honor the Homestead girls basketball team as your Orthopedic Hospital and Fort Wayne Orthopedics Team of the Week.

Pittsburgh Steelers running back DeAngelo Williams (34) runs past Indianapolis Colts inside linebacker Nate Irving (55) in the second half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Dec. 6, 2015, in Pittsburgh. (AP Photo/Don Wright)

Colts Place Linebacker Irving On Injured Reserve

Irving, 6-1, 253 pounds, has played in eight games (two starts) for the Colts this season and registered 18 tackles (13 solo), 1.0 sack, two passes defensed, one forced fumble and two special teams tackles.

Notre Dame linebacker Jaylon Smith smiles after an NCAA college football game against Massachusetts Saturday, Sept. 26, 2015, in South Bend, Ind. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)

Jaylon Smith Wins 2015 Butkus Award

Smith tallied 89 total points in the Butkus voting, followed by senior Reggie Ragland of Alabama (61 points) and sophomore Raekwon McMillan of Ohio State (20 points).