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MILWAUKEE — The Bucks, going for a third straight win, open a home-and-home series with the defending NBA champion Cleveland Cavaliers. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos. Game time 8 p.m.
BKC–YOUNGSTOWN STATE-OHIO STATE
COLUMBUS — Youngstown State (6-6) visits Ohio State (8-3). The Buckeyes will try to rebound from a 13-point loss to UCLA on Saturday. By Mitch Stacy. UPCOMING: 650 words, photos. Game time 7 p.m.
COLUMBUS — The Los Angeles Kings visit the Columbus Blue Jackets. UPCOMING: 650 words, photos. Game time 7 p.m.
FBC–T25-PLAYOFF-WHO CAN BEAT ‘BAMA
Everybody says they want Alabama. Entering this season’s College Football Playoff, No. 1 Alabama has never been better. Can any of the three teams prevent the Tide from rolling to another national championship? By College Football Writer Ralph D. Russo. UPCOMING: 750 words by 4 p.m., photos.
— BBA–INDIANS-COLABELLO: Free agent first baseman Chris Colabello has agreed to a minor league contract with the Cleveland Indians and will attend big league spring training.