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UFC Fight Island viewers guide: Ex-champ Max Holloway stands in the way of Calvin Kattar’s rise

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One of the endearing — or perhaps maddening — facts about MMA is there is no set path to a UFC championship. Some paths are very traditional, basically following a straight line up the rankings. Others are unpredictable and at the mercy of a billion factors outside of a fighter’s......

Survey Finds Majority of Voters Support Initiatives to Fight Climate Change

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A majority of registered voters of both parties in the United States support initiatives to fight climate change, including many that are outlined in the climate plans announced by President-elect Joseph R. Biden Jr, according to a new survey. The survey, which was conducted after the presidential election, suggests that......

Federal government executes Corey Johnson following prolonged legal fight

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USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here Johnson was sentenced to die after he was convicted of killing seven people in 1992 as a part of the drug trade in Virginia. The weeks preceding his execution were defined by a tense legal battle after he contracted......

North Carolina health department reports its spent $480M to fight COVID-19 pandemic

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USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services has spent nearly $480 million in federal aid in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. A large portion of the aid provided by Congress to states in March 2020 was spent......

Ohio State had to fight for its season from beginning to end

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RYAN DAY KEPT it together, because that’s what he does. There would be no outbursts or regrettable lines on this day. But the Ohio State head coach didn’t run from his emotions, either. “Sad, angry, frustrated, all of the above,” Day said Aug. 12 about the previous day’s decision by......

UFC debate: Does Max Holloway or Calvin Kattar have more at stake on Fight Island?

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When Max Holloway leaves the Octagon after Saturday’s UFC Fight Night main event, he could be the loser of three straight and four of five. That would be quite a cliff from which one of the sport’s most prestigious careers would be dangling. Calvin Kattar, meanwhile, is trying to build......

China brings in new law to fight Trump’s sanctions

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https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-55614034 “One point that remains to be clarified is whether the order is intended to target sanctions against China specifically or sanctions targeting a third country, such as Iran or Russia, which has a detrimental impact on Chinese companies,” Nicholas Turner, a lawyer at Steptoe & Johnson in Hong Kong,......

White to meet Khabib, press for one more fight

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UFC president Dana White is expected to meet with undefeated lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov this week in Abu Dhabi for the first time since Nurmagomedov announced his retirement in October. Nurmagomedov (29-0) is still the UFC’s undisputed 155-pound champion, even though he has stated he does not intend to fight......

Heinicke, Washington Put Up a Fight in Loss to Bucs

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http://www.si.com/.image/c_limit%2Ccs_srgb%2Cfl_progressive%2Ch_1200%2Cq_auto:good%2Cw_1200/MTc4MTI0NTE0NTU3Njk5Njg4/wft-heinicke.jpg Madeline Coleman Ron Rivera handed quarterback Taylor Heinicke the keys in Saturday night’s wild-card bout against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. The Bucs prevailed, winning 31-23, but Washington didn’t go down without a fight. Washington opted to start Heinicke in place of veteran QB Alex Smith, who is still battling......

Trump expected to fight with big tech during final days in office

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USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here While the President was outraged by Twitter banning him on Friday night, some aides have encouraged him to seize on the ban as an opportunity to reignite arguments of anti-conservative bias on social media and to frame the ban......

Nigerian oil firm Lekoil loses board fight with top shareholder

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By Libby George, Helen Reid LAGOS/JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) – Shareholders of London-listed Nigerian oil company Lekoil voted on Friday to approve an investor’s bid to add three members to the company’s board, in the culmination of a bitter dispute between its founder and its biggest shareholder. A Zimbabwean miner works underground......

Warnock pledges to fight for all Georgians.

New York Times
The Rev. Raphael Warnock, the first Black Democrat elected to the Senate from the South, promised Georgia voters early Wednesday that he would work on their behalf while staying true to his roots. “We were told that we couldn’t win this election,” said Mr. Warnock, who was declared the victor......

‘My first step back to where I was’: Former two-promotion champ Kyoji Horiguchi returns in Rizin title fight

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Mike Brown had a decision to make. In early November, the Japanese government announced that select noncitizens could enter the country for business purposes if they quarantined for two weeks before mixing with the general population. That meant Brown, one of American Top Team’s main coaches, would be able to......

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