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Filibuster and Voting Rights Showdown, Synagogue Hostages, Iran Nuclear Deal Redux? : Up First

NPR
NPR Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer doesn’t have the votes to change the filibuster or pass voting rights reforms. So why are Senate Democrats barreling ahead with a public showdown? And at what point did congregants of a Texas synagogue realize a visitor was actually an assailant? Plus, what will......

Chiefs, Patrick Mahomes set up divisional showdown with Bills, Josh Allen

ESPN
KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Buffalo Bills quarterback Josh Allen and Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes will meet for the fourth time in two seasons in the divisional round of the AFC playoffs Sunday (6:30 p.m. ET), this time with each of their respective teams on an offensive roll. Mahomes......

Former Ukraine president defies arrest threat in showdown with successor

Reuters
WARSAW, Jan 16 (Reuters) – Former Ukrainian president Petro Poroshenko said on Sunday he planned to return to Ukraine on Monday despite the threat of arrest in a treason case he says was trumped up by allies of current President Volodymyr Zelenskiy. Poroshenko’s return sets up a showdown with Zelenskiy’s......

Democrats, Cruz set for showdown over Russian pipeline

USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here Jordain Carney Democrats are headed for a showdown with Sen. Ted CruzRafael (Ted) Edward CruzOvernight Health Care — Presented by AstraZeneca and Friends of Cancer Research — Former advisers urge Biden to revise strategy Cruz: ‘Mistake’ to call Jan.......

Men’s College Basketball Betting Preview: A Top-25 Matchup and a Blue-Blood Showdown

Sports Illustrated
The action on the collegiate hardwood has been unpredictable to say the least as we have already witnessed four teams earn the overall No. 1 ranking in the polls. While Gonzaga, Duke, Purdue and now Baylor have garnered that prestigious honor, college basketball fans and bettors are looking forward to......

Amanda Serrano looks to match Katie Taylor’s win and lock up major women’s boxing showdown

ESPN
After it was all over on Saturday in Liverpool, England, Katie Taylor let out a sigh of relief. Firuza Sharipova had not been the biggest or most difficult boxing fight of her career, but she presented a different sort of problem. Firuza was the last person Taylor needed to get......

Week 14 takeaways, big questions: Blowouts galore, Chiefs and Chargers win to set up showdown

ESPN
4:35 PM ET NFL NationESPN Week 14 of the 2021 NFL season featured some massive blowouts in the early window, including a 48-9 victory for Patrick Mahomes and the Chiefs over the Raiders. The Seahawks’ offense got a spark from running back Rashaad Penny and dropped 33 points on the......

Verstappen vs. Hamilton: F1’s title showdown as it happens

ESPN
6:36 AM ET Nate Saunders Close F1 Associate Editor • Previously worked in rugby union and British Superbikes • History graduate from Reading University• Joined ESPNF1 in February 2014 Laurence Edmondson Close F1 Editor • Joined ESPN in 2009• An FIA accredited F1 journalist since 2011 ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates — Max Verstappen and......

The Hill’s Morning Report – Presented by Uber – New vaccine mandate in NYC; Biden-Putin showdown

USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here Alexis Simendinger and Al Weaver                                                          Presented by Uber     Welcome......

Showdown over Trump records in Capitol riot probe

CBS News
CBS News – For more and to sign up click here Showdown over Trump records in Capitol riot probe – CBS News Watch CBSN Live Lawyers for former President Trump tried to convince a panel of judges that he should be allowed to withhold records from congressional investigators looking into......

Florida, Florida State got chippy ahead of the Sunshine Showdown

Sports Illustrated
Things got a little chippy in the Swamp on Saturday ahead of the Sunshine Showdown.  Nearly 30 minutes before kickoff, players from both Florida and Florida State met face to face near the Seminoles sideline. It has not been reported who started the confrontation between the rivals. The tense moment......

Paolo Banchero vs. Chet Holmgren Is the Draft Showdown To Watch

Sports Illustrated
http://www.si.com/.image/c_limit%2Ccs_srgb%2Cfl_progressive%2Ch_1200%2Cq_auto:good%2Cw_1200/MTg1NTE3NTA1OTIwMzc3OTM4/paolo-banchero-chet-holmgren-duke-gonzaga.jpg Jeremy Woo It’s not often we get the most important game of the scouting calendar this early in the season, nor is it even always obvious in real-time which games are actually the most valuable. So let there be no underhyping Friday night’s tilt between Gonzaga and Duke, at......

NHL Thanksgiving Showdown: Key matchups, players, schedule, how to watch

ESPN
Thanksgiving traditionally carries some weight for NHL teams. And not just because of the food. During a regular 82-game schedule, consensus says that where a club sits by the final Thursday in November (essentially the quarter mark of the season) is where it will be come spring. Meaning, teams that......

Video of Peng Shuai With Olympic Officials Fuels a Showdown With Tennis

New York Times
Matthew Futterman According to the I.O.C. statement, Bach invited Peng to a dinner when he arrives for the Games in Beijing, which would include Terho and Li Lingwei, an I.O.C. member and Chinese Tennis Federation official who also participated in the call. However, the seemingly friendly banter and dinner plans......

Washington, Chicago book NWSL final showdown

ESPN
Ashley Sanchez, right, was on target as the Washington Spirit defeated OL Reign 2-1 on Sunday. AP Photo/Elaine Thompson The Washington Spirit will play the Chicago Red Stars for the National Women’s Soccer League title after each team won their respective semifinal on Sunday. Ashley Sanchez scored the game winner in......

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