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Your Professional and College Sports news for January 8th, 2013


Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III is expected to undergo surgery this week on his injured right knee.  Griffin’s tore his lateral collateral ligament during Sunday’s playoff loss against the Seahawks.
Griffin also likely tore at least part of his ACL, but it’s unknown how severe it is.  Griffin suffered a similar injury at Baylor in 2009 that required two screws and a rubber band to hold it together.

The Dallas Cowboys fired defensive coordinator Rob Ryan on Tuesday. 

And the Chicago Bears added former linebacker and SF head coach Mike Singletary to their growing list of head coaching candidates they are interviewing to replace Lovie Smith.


Minnesota 108 – Atlanta 103
Houston 125 – LA Lakers 112
Milwaukee 108 – Phoenix 99
Indiana 87 – Miami a season low 77
Brooklyn 109 – Philadelphia 89

NCAA basketball…

#1 Duke handled Clemson 68 – 40
Missouri 84 – Alabama 68
Creighton beat up on Drake 91 – 61
#19 Georgetown were beat by Pitt 73 – 45
and Ohio State got by Purdue 74 – 64

the Fighting Illini men’s team takes on the #8 Minnesota Golden Gophers tonight at the Assembly Hall.

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

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