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MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. (AP) — This afternoon's Orange Bowl is the first of the national semifinal games today. The contest has top-ranked Clemson facing fourth-ranked Oklahoma. These schools met a year ago in the Russell Athletic bowl with Clemson coming out on top 40-6.

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — The second of today's two national semifinal games is the Cotton Bowl with second-ranked Alabama going against No. 3 Michigan State. Each school has won 12 of 13 games this season and for Alabama it's a second-straight trip to the semifinals. They were upset by eventual national champion Ohio State last year.

ATLANTA (AP) — The first bowl game of the day is the Peach Bowl in Atlanta with ninth-ranked Florida State playing No. 14 Houston. The Cougars enter the game with a record of 12-1 while FSU is 10-2. Houston has dominated the series with wins in 12 of the 15 games the schools have played.

UNDATED (AP) — There are two Top-25 men's basketball games today with the highest-ranked school in action being No. 6 Xavier. The 12-0 Musketeers are in Philadelphia to face No. 16 Villanova, while the second game has ninth-ranked Butler entertaining 12th-ranked Providence.

DALLAS (AP) — For just the second time this season the league champion Golden State Warriors have lost. Playing without guard Stephen (STEH'-fehn) Curry, who was out with a leg injury, the Warriors were walloped by Dallas 114-91. The win was the Mavs' fourth straight.

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