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PHILADELPHIA — The Dallas Cowboys vs. Philadelphia Eagles at Lincoln Financial Field. SENT: 700 words, with photos
FBC--T25-COLLEGE FOOTBALL POLL
The day after earning a spot in the Big Ten championship game, Northwestern is ranked in The Associated Press college football poll for the first time this season. The Wildcats (6-4) were No. 24 in the Top 25 after beating Iowa to clinch the Big Ten West with two games to play. The rest of the Top 25 was fairly stable, especially at the top where the only difference in the first 11 teams from last week was No. 8 Washington State moving past No. 9 Ohio State and No. 10 LSU. Alabama is a unanimous No. 1, followed by Clemson, Notre Dame, Michigan and Georgia. Oklahoma is six and West Virginia seventh. UCF is still No. 11. By Ralph D. Russo. SENT: 610 words, with photos.
— FBH--PLAYOFFS PAIRINGS
HOUSTON — The Houston Rockets hosted the Indiana Pacers on Sunday night. By Kristie Rieken. 750 words, with photos.
FORT WORTH, Texas — No. 20 TCU hosted Oral Roberts. By Schuyler Dixon. 650 words, with photos.
FORT DEFIANCE, Ariz. — No. 4 Baylor faced No. 23 Arizona State in a game played in the Navajo Nation. By Basketball Writer John Marshall. 700 words.
HOUSTON — It’s a girl for supermodel Kate Upton and her husband Houston Astros pitcher Justin Verlander. Upton used her Instagram site to announce the birth of the couple’s first child — Genevieve Upton Verlander — and the date Nov. 7. The site features a black-and-white photo of an infant with her hand to her mouth. Further details about the baby and where the child was born weren’t released. Upton and Verlander wed last November in Italy. SENT: 100 words. Moving on sports & entertainment lines.
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