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Class 1A Illinois Lutheran Regional
Cissna Park 44, Grant Park 17. The offense of Gabby Wessels and the defense of Jasmine Stock proved to be an effective combination for the second-seeded Timberwolves in a regional semifinal win. Wessels had 15 points and seven rebounds to lead Cissna Park (20-9), while Anna Jennings (11 points) and Stock (seven points, seven rebounds, six steals) contributed to the win.
Dwight 67, Gardner (G.-South Wilmington) 47 F
class 1a Milford regional
Milford 50, Armstrong-Potomac 18. Emily Duis (15 points) and 5 rebounds and Kaylee Warren (12 points) and six rebounds powered the host Bearcats (14-12) to a regional semifinal win against A-P (11-16). Milford improves to 14-12 on the year and will play in the Regional Championship Thursday night against #2 ranked Danville Schlarman.  
Danville (Schlarman) 67, Cullom (Tri-Point) 26 F
Class 2A Reed-Custer Regional
Paxton-Buckley-Loda 58, Beecher 36. Liberty Jamison led the second-seeded Panthers to a regional semifinal win, making four three-pointers en route to a 21-point performance for PBL (20-7). Teammates Mackenzie Bruns and Madi Peden both added 10 points.
Peotone 39, Braidwood (Reed-Custer) 30 F
Class 2A Georgetown-Ridge Farm Regional
Oakwood 47, Westville 21. 
Monticello 33, Bismarck-Henning 23.
In boys' basketball
Oakwood 53, Salt Fork 51
big ten
Keita Bates-Diop (dee-op)scored 18 points, including the decisive putback with 2.8 seconds left, to give No. 14 Ohio State a 64-63 upset at No. 3 Purdue, ending the nation's longest winning streak at 19 games Wednesday night and shaking up the Big Ten title race. Now, suddenly, Ohio State (21-5, 12-1) has the inside track to the conference title with wins over the Boilermakers and No. 4 Michigan State, which is one game behind the co-leaders. And with home games against Iowa and Rutgers and trips to Penn State and Indiana left, the biggest remaining obstacle might be beating archrival Michigan in Ann Arbor on Feb. 18.  the buckeyes Andre Wesson scored 13 points. Jae'Sean Tate and Musa Jallow each had 10. Carsen Edwards finished with a career-high 28 points, had six rebounds and three assists. issac Haas scored 16 of his 18 points in the first half and Vincent Edwards wound up with 11 points, nine rebounds as purdeu drops to (23-3, 12-1 Big Ten).
UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. -- Lamar Stevens scored 25 points on 10-of-12 shooting with 14 in the second half to lift Penn State over Maryland 74-70. Tony Carr added 16 points, Josh Reaves scored 14, and Mike Watkins added 11 for the Nittany Lions (17-9, 7-6 Big Ten Conference). Anthony Cowan Jr. led Maryland with 15 points while Kevin Huerter and Bruno Fernando added 13 apiece. Darryl Morsell had 10 points for the Terrapins as they fall to (16-10, 5-8). Maryland hosts Northwestern on Saturday. Penn State visits Illinois on Sunday.
NBA
NEW ORLEANS (AP) - The NBA game between the Indiana Pacers and New Orleans Pelicans has been postponed after nearly two-hour delay because of a roof leak that briefly allowed rain water to puddle near one of the foul lines. While Smoothie King Center crews fashioned a fabric catch basin in the rafters to stop water from dripping on the court, Pacers coach Nate McMillan said coaches and players on both teams didn't want to risk an injury in the event the make-shift fix didn't hold up for the duration of Wednesday night's game. Officials have not yet announced when the game will be made up. Rain fell on and off throughout the day in New Orleans, but water on the court did not appear to be an issue during warmups.
HOCKEY
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) - Minnesota Wild defenseman Jonas Brodin will miss the next three to four weeks recovering from a broken left hand. The Wild announced Brodin had surgery Wednesday. He's one of the top four blue-liners and by far the team's leader with a plus-19 rating.
GOLF
PEBBLE BEACH, Calif. (AP) - Former Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo is making his PGA Tour debut next month in the Dominican Republic. As a player, not a broadcaster. Romo, now the lead NFL analyst for CBS Sports, has received a sponsor's exemption to play in the Puntacana Resort & Club Championship on March 22-25. The first-year event is held opposite the Dell Technologies Match Play, a World Golf Championships event that attracts the top 64 in the world. He joins a short list of athletes who have tried to compete against those who play for a living.
Mark Rypien, the former Washington Redskins quarterback, played the Kemper Open in 1992. He shot rounds of 80-91 and missed the cut by 27 shots.
Ken Harrelson, an All-Star outfielder for the Boston Red Sox in 1968 and bitter white sox announcer, qualified for the 1972 British Open at Muirfield and missed the cut by one shot. 
John Brodie qualified for the U.S. Open while playing for the San Francisco 49ers and later won on the PGA Tour Champions circuit.
Most recently, Golden State Warriors guard Steph Curry played a Web.com Tour event outside San Francisco. He shot 74-74 and missed the cut by 11 shots.
mlb
PHOENIX -- Infielder Yolmer Sanchez beat the Chicago White Sox in salary arbitration and will get a raise from $546,000 to $2.35 million rather than the team's $2.1 million offer. Players have a 6-3 advantage over teams in arbitration decisions this year.
ARLINGTON, Texas -- Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson has been traded -- from the Texas Rangers to the New York Yankees. The MLB's Rangers selected Wilson in the Triple-A portion of the Rule 5 draft during the winter meetings in December 2013, about two months before he led the Seahawks to a win over Denver in the Super Bowl. On Wednesday, Texas traded Wilson to the Yankees for future considerations. An infielder, Wilson hit .229 in two seasons in the low minor leagues in Colorado's system in 2010-11. The 29-year-old Wilson is expected to be in the Yankees major league camp in March, where he will participate in pregame workouts and watch games from the Yankees dugout while in Florida. He will be assigned to the Double-A Trenton roster. A two-sport athlete in college, Wilson graduated from North Carolina State University in 2010. In 2011, he left the Rockies organization for football to be a graduate transfer at Wisconsin, leading to the Badgers to a share of the Big Ten title and a Rose Bowl appearance before the Seahawks took him in the third round of the 2012 NFL draft. Wilson issued a statement thanking the Rangers for giving him the chance to experience professional baseball again.
CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Martin Truex Jr. has been all over the country during his brief reign as NASCAR's newest champion. Since winning his first Cup title in November, Truex has celebrated in Las Vegas, New York, Denver, Charlotte, Toronto and last week, Minneapolis, where he watched his beloved Philadelphia Eagles win the Super Bowl. It was the final party for Truex, who goes back to work this week along with the rest of NASCAR to get ready for the 2018 season. The season-opening Daytona 500 is Feb. 18, and qualifying for "The Great American Race" is Sunday. Truex led nearly every statistical category in 2017, including notching a series-leading eight victories. Truex doesn't have a teammate this year as Furniture Row moves back to a one-car operation. 
 

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