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CINCINNATI — Another victory over the winless Browns has kept the Bengals mathematically alive for a playoff spot. That could end on Sunday when the Steelers come to town. Pittsburgh eliminated Cincinnati last year in the first round of the playoffs at Paul Brown Stadium. By Joe Kay. UPCOMING: 600 words by 6 p.m.
UNDATED — Thanks to Aqib Talib and Adam “Pacman” Jones, there was a bit of WWE-style smack talk in NFL locker rooms, one of the top topics you might have missed on the league’s 14th Sunday of the season. By Howard Fendrich. SENT: 650 words, photos.
FBC-T25–AP ALL-AMERICA TEAM
No. 1 Alabama placed four players on The Associated Press All-America team, most of any school, and Louisville quarterback Lamar Jackson and fellow Heisman Trophy finalists Jabrill Peppers of Michigan and Dede Westbrook of Oklahoma were also first-team selections. By Ralph D. Russo. SENT: 1,100 words, with photos.
— LEBRON JAMES-ALI DOCUMENTARY: King James is set to tell the story of The Greatest. Also moving on some news wires.