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Your Professional and College Sports news for January 2nd, 2013

NCAA Football…

Louisville upset the #3 Florida Gators 33 – 23 in the Sugar Bowl last night. 

NCAA basketball…

Terone Johnson scored a career-high 25 points and D.J. Byrd spurred a 19-3 second-half run to send Purdue past No. 11 Illinois 68-61 last night.
The Boilermakers are above .500 for the first time this season and have won eight straight over the Fighting Illini.
Illinois (13-2, 0-1) was led by Brandon Paul with 15 points and Joseph Bertrand with 14.

#1 Duke 67 – Davidson 50
Louisville 80 – Providence 62
Jim Boeheim notched his 903rd career coaching victory, surpassing Bobby Knight and placing him 2nd on the all-time list, as #7 Syracuse handled Rutgers 78 – 53
Ohio State beat Nebraska 70 – 44
Butler 70 – Penn State 57
Creighton 79 – Illinois State 72


Carlos Boozer had a season-high 31 points and 11 rebounds, Luol Deng scored 23 points and the Bulls to beat the Orlando Magic 96-94 on Wednesday night.
Taj Gibson added 21 points and 10 rebounds for the Bulls, who played without center Joakim Noah.

other NBA winners last night include: Phoenix, Utah, Brooklyn, Houston, San Antonio, Miami, Memphis, Indiana, Sacramento, Toronto, and Golden State


The Chicago Cubs announced on Wednesday the signing of pitcher Edwin Jackson to a
four-year contract. 
Jackson, 29, was 10-11 with a 4.03 ERA in 31 starts (189 2/3 innings) with the
Washington Nationals in 2012.  Jackson pitched for the White Sox and Cardinals in 2011.


Baltimore Ravens linebacker Ray Lewis announced Wednesday that he will retire at the end of
this season, after 17 years in the NFL.

That’s your WHPO Sports update….I’m Kevin Jett

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