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Elite quarterbacks headline AFC, NFC Championship games

Elite quarterbacks headline AFC, NFC Championship games

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Jan. 21 (UPI) -- Three former MVPs and one of 2020's top NFL players led their teams into this weekend's conference title games, with Tom Brady, Aaron Rodgers, Patrick Mahomes and Josh Allen in the mix for a Super Bowl berth. Brady, a six-time champion, is the most-decorated gunslinger of the bunch -- and in NFL history. His Tampa Bay Buccaneers will battle Rodgers' Green Bay Packers in the NFC Championship game Sunday in Green Bay, Wis. Advertisement Mahomes will then take on Allen in a battle between ascending phenoms when the Chiefs host the Bills in Sunday's nightcap in Kansas City, Mo. Rodgers is the frontrunner for 2020 NFL MVP honors and is on a quest to win his second Super Bowl. Brady is attempting to win his first title with the Buccaneers after his Hall of Fame, 20-year tenure ...
No. 1 Gonzaga vs. No. 2 Baylor hoops, MLS playoffs headline sports weekend

No. 1 Gonzaga vs. No. 2 Baylor hoops, MLS playoffs headline sports weekend

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Dec. 4 (UPI) -- A men's college basketball game between the two top-ranked teams in the country, an MLS Cup Playoffs semifinal and a welterweight unified title boxing bout highlight sports action for the first weekend of December. More than 100 other college basketball games, over 50 college football games, dozens of NFL games and a PGA Tour tournament also fill the schedule. Advertisement Gonzaga -- the No. 1 team in the preseason Division I men's basketball coaches poll -- battles No. 2 Baylor in one of the best matchups this weekend. The top-ranked Bulldogs (3-0) knocked off No. 7 Kansas in their first game of the season before a blowout of Auburn. Gonzaga then rallied past No. 11 West Virginia on Wednesday to remain undefeated. The Bears (3-0) have won their first three games by an a...
Glenn Close, Jake Gyllenhaal headline ‘Angels in America’ benefit

Glenn Close, Jake Gyllenhaal headline ‘Angels in America’ benefit

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Sept. 25 (UPI) -- Broadway.com confirmed Friday an all-star cast for The Great Work Begins: Scenes from Angels in America. The live event will occur Oct. 8 at 8:30 p.m. EDT on Broadway.com's YouTube Channel to benefit amfAR's Fund to Fight COVID-19. In an announcement on Broadway.com's website, Angels in America playwright Tony Kushner and director Ellie Heyman announced the cast. Glenn Close, Paul Dano, Jeremy O. Harris, Brian Tyree Henry, Laura Linney, Patti LuPone, S. Epatha Merkerson, Andrew Rannells, Daphne Rubin-Vega and more make up the cast. Advertisement Deadline confirmed that Close would play the role of Roy Cohn. Broadway.com also teased special appearances by Alan Cumming, Jake Gyllenhaal and Whoopi Goldberg. Kushner, Heyman and the cast will participate in a Q&A followin...
Sir Paul McCartney to headline Glastonbury’s 50th anniversary in 2020

Sir Paul McCartney to headline Glastonbury’s 50th anniversary in 2020

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One of the worst-kept secrets in pop has been confirmed: Sir Paul McCartney will headline Glastonbury in 2020.The former Beatle will top the bill on the Pyramid Stage on Saturday 27 June, a week after his 78th birthday.He last played the Somerset event in 2004, and organisers have long been keen to get him back for an encore.Next year will be Glastonbury's golden jubilee and co-organiser Emily Eavis said: "There really was no-one that we wanted more for the 50th anniversary."Earlier on Monday, the star teased the announcement on Twitter - posting a picture of Philip Glass, Emma Stone and Chuck Berry. Emily Eavis subsequently confirmed the news, saying: "Having Paul McCartney coming back to headli...
Los Angeles Lakers, Clippers to headline NBA’s Christmas Day games

Los Angeles Lakers, Clippers to headline NBA’s Christmas Day games

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Aug. 2 (UPI) -- The L.A. Clippers and Los Angeles Lakers will play at Staples Center on Dec. 25, headlining this year's slate of NBA games on Christmas Day. League sources told ESPN and the Los Angeles Times on Friday that LeBron James and the Lakers will take on the new-look Clippers on Christmas Day. The meeting pits James and new teammate Anthony Davis against new Clippers stars Kawhi Leonard and Paul George. James is likely to play in his 14th career Christmas game, which would break a tie with Shaquille O'Neal, Dwyane Wade, Earl Monroe and Dolph Schayes for second-most ever, according to ESPN. Former Lakers star Kobe Bryant (16) is the only player to have played more. James has scored 338 points on Christmas Day, which is third all-time behind Bryant (395) and Oscar Robertson (377)....