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CLEVELAND — LeBron James and the Cavaliers try to extend their winning streak to five straight as they play the first of back-to-back games against the Memphis Grizzlies, who beat Golden State on Saturday but are expected to rest star center Marc Gasol. Game time 7 p.m. By Tom Withers. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos.
BKC–TOP 25-TEXAS SOUTHERN-CINCINNATI
CINCINNATI — The 25th-ranked Bearcats try to bounce back from a loss at Butler when Cincinnati (7-2) hosts Texas Southern (4-5). By Joe Kay. UPCOMING: Game starts at 7 p.m.
FBC–TOP 25-FIESTA BOWL-CLEMSON
CLEMSON, S.C. — No. 3 Clemson begins preparations for its College Football Playoff semifinal with No. 2 Ohio State in the Fiesta Bowl. For Tigers coach Dabo Swinney, it’s the chance to celebrate at the site where their national championship dreams ended last season. By Pete Iacobelli. UPCOMING, 600 words by 6 p.m.
FBN–LONDON GAMES 2017
LONDON — The Jaguars, Dolphins, Browns and Rams will be the home teams for next season’s NFL games in London. SENT: 260 words.
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — Cleveland Browns owner Jimmy Haslam is being deposed in a civil lawsuit against the Pilot Flying J truck-stop chain owned by the family of Haslam and his brother, Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam. SENT: 360 words. Also moving on some news wires.
— LEBRON JAMES-SAFETY PIN: If you take a close look at LeBron James’ recent cover photo for Sports Illustrated’s Sportsperson of the Year award, a safety pin can be spotted on the NBA superstar’s lapel. SENT: 130 words, photos. Also moving on some news wires.