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AUBURN HILLS, Mich. — The Pistons try to snap their five-game losing streak when they host the defending champion Cavaliers. By Noah Trister. UPCOMING: 650 words, photos. Game time at 7:30 p.m.
PHOENIX — No.2 Ohio State and No. 3 Clemson are both back where they ended last season. The Buckeyes went out on a high note winning the Fiesta Bowl at University of Phoenix Stadium. The Tigers came up just short in the national title game. Now they face each other in the College Football Playoff semifinals. By College Football Writer Ralph D. Russo. 700 words, photos, by 9 p.m.
FBC–ST. PETERSBURG BOWL
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — Mississippi State tries to put a positive finish on a disappointing season when the Bulldogs face Miami (Ohio) in the St. Petersburg Bowl. The RedHawks take a six-game winning streak in to the game after starting the season 0-6. By Fred Goodall. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos. Game time at 11 a.m.
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