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Kirill Kaprizov, Wild hope to continue hot start vs. Ducks

Sports Illustrated
The refuse-to-lose Minnesota Wild will take their comeback act a few miles south Monday when they play the first of two consecutive games on the road against the Anaheim Ducks. The Wild opened their season at Los Angeles and delivered a pair of 4-3 overtime victories by refusing to quit......

No. 1 Gonzaga overcomes slow start, beats Saint Mary’s 73-59

Sports Illustrated
MORAGA, Calif. (AP) McKeon Pavilion is typically one of Gonzaga’s toughest conference road stops, so it certainly felt strange devoid of all those raucous fans. Corey Kispert had 17 points and five rebounds and No. 1 Gonzaga overcame a slow start with a surge to end the first half, pulling......

Biden Seeks Quick Start With Executive Actions and Aggressive Legislation

New York Times
“He is much calmer,” said Representative James E. Clyburn, Democrat of South Carolina and a close ally. “The anxiety of running and the pressure of a campaign, all that’s behind him now. Even after the campaign was over, the election was over, all the foolishness coming from the Trump camp,......

Azerbaijan to start COVID-19 inoculations with 4 million Sinovac shots

Reuters
FILE PHOTO: Azeri law enforcement officers stand guard in a street as authorities tightened up measures to prevent the spread of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Baku, Azerbaijan April 1, 2020. REUTERS/Aziz Karimov BAKU (Reuters) – Azerbaijan will begin vaccinating citizens against COVID-19 on Monday, using a batch of 4 million......

Harden Excited About “Fresh Start” With Nets

Sports Illustrated
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IRS delays start of tax filing season to Feb. 12

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) building in Washington, D.C. Getty Images The IRS is delaying the start of the 2020 tax filing season to Feb. 12, according to an announcement Friday from the agency. On that date, the IRS will......

Bucs to start Fournette; Jones is ‘game-time’ call

ESPN
TAMPA, Fla. — Tampa Bay Buccaneers running back and New Orleans native Leonard Fournette will start against the New Orleans Saints in Sunday’s NFC divisional game, coach Bruce Arians said Friday. Regular starting running back Ronald Jones, who suffered a quad injury and missed last week’s wild-card game against Washington,......

Rick Scott’s rocky start atop GOP Senate campaign arm

Politico
Politico.com – For more and to sign up click here But some Republicans fear that his vote, the general antipathy toward the GOP among some donors right now and the party’s disappointing losses in Georgia will combine to hamper the NRSC at the outset of the cycle, according to conversations......

Kings hope to start strong vs. Wild

Sports Illustrated
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Rams’ Wolford ruled out; Goff to start vs. Packers

ESPN
THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. — There will be no mystery leading up to kickoff regarding who will start at quarterback for the Los Angeles Rams in an NFC divisional-round playoff game against the Green Bay Packers on Saturday. Quarterback John Wolford has been ruled out because of a neck injury, so......

After Much Different Bubble Stays, Rangers and Islanders Start New Year

New York Times
Allan Kreda After a short training camp and an out-of-place off-season, the Rangers and the Islanders will start their N.H.L. seasons by playing each other on Thursday night, without fans, at Madison Square Garden. The teams will enter this abbreviated, 56-game sprint to the playoffs after vastly different experiences in......

2021 Divisional Round Start ‘Em, Sit ‘Em: Wide Receivers

Sports Illustrated
SI – For more and to sign up click here Michael Fabiano Divisional Round Weekend Start ‘Em: Wide Receivers Michael Thomas vs. Buccaneers (Sun. 6:40 p.m. ET, FOX): Thomas scored his first touchdown of the season last week (not a typo), posting an additional 73 yards and 18.3 fantasy points.......

2021 Divisional Round Start ‘Em, Sit ‘Em: Running Backs

Sports Illustrated
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2021 Divisional Round Start ‘Em, Sit ‘Em: Tight Ends

Sports Illustrated
Divisional Round Weekend Start ‘Em: Tight Ends Start ‘Em Austin Hooper at Chiefs (Sun. 3:05 p.m. ET, CBS): Hooper has been on quite a tear in recent weeks, scoring 13-plus fantasy points in each of his last four straight games. That includes over 30 combined points against the Steelers in......

BookBites: Four Intriguing Reads to Start the New Year

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(NewsUSA)“Killer Graces”by Steve MelenA journey of adoption, cancer, addiction, and breakthrough living. In his late thirties, Steve Melen thought he had it all — until a diagnosis of Stage IIIB stomach cancer brought it all to a screeching halt. Steve battled his demons and the fact that he only had......

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