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Kayak fisherman hooks 500-pound marlin, results in 6-hour battle

Gonna need a bigger boat.

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A fisherman in a kayak reportedly set an unofficial world record after he managed to hook a 500-pound black marlin off the Pacific Coast of Panama. The video footage, which was recently shared to YouTube, shows the epic battle (over six hours) between fisherman Adam Fisk and the giant marlin.

Fisk, a fishing guide and partner at Los Buzos Panama fishing resort, was out on the water with a group of friends in January. While the men were paddling out in their kayaks, the giant 15-foot marlin took Fisk’s line.

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Robert Field, a kayak fisherman, videographer and host of YouTube series “Field Trips with Robert Field” was filming the exchange and posted the footage on his page, where it has been viewed more than 400,000 times.

“In this episode, Adam Fisk of Los Buzos Resort makes history once again when an estimated 500-plus pound marlin takes his bait while kayak fishing in front of his home on Panama’s Pacific coast. Watch as the team assembles to support him for what turns out to be a 6-hour fight that spans over 15 miles,” Field wrote of the video.

Fisk kept the marlin on his line for 4-hours, 37-minutes, allowing the fish to drag him out to sea and, hopefully, tire itself out. However, Fisk did not want to let the fish fight too hard, since they planned on releasing it alive.

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“Marlin are notorious for fighting so hard and for so long that they die of exhaustion. It’s quite common, even when the angler intends to release the fish unharmed,” fisherman Robert Field said. (iStock)

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“Marlin are notorious for fighting so hard and for so long that they die of exhaustion. It’s quite common, even when the angler intends to release the fish unharmed,” Field told For the Win.

Since Fisk did not have the leverage in the kayak to reel in the marlin, the men transferred the rod to a nearby panga boat and Field took over to bring the fish up enough to cut it loose.

The entire exchange last 6 hours, 12 minutes, the outlet reported.

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Fisk was incredibly proud of his catch — only slightly larger than the 450-pound marlin he caught last year.

“I can’t think of a more epic experience to happen in the world of kayak fishing, and the fact that Robert Field was here to capture it all is absolutely incredible,” Fisk wrote on his Facebook page. “This catch is one for the books and one we will all be telling for the rest of our lives. So proud of the whole team!”

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UK police investigate ‘targeted attack’ after two stabbed outside supermarket in Manchester

Police in Manchester, England, are investigating a “targeted attack” Monday after two people were stabbed outside a supermarket in the city’s Piccadilly Gardens.

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Officers responded around 12:10 p.m. local time to reports that two people had been stabbed near Morrisons supermarket, Greater Manchester Police said in a statement to Fox News. One man was rushed to the hospital. His injuries were believed to be non-life-threatening. A second man was being treated for minor injuries at the scene. No arrests have been made.

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A forensic officer is seen at work following a reported stabbing at Manchester Piccadilly Gardens on February 10, 2020 in Manchester, England. (Photo by Anthony Devlin/Getty Images)

Social media users shared videos showing a heavy police response in the area. Several roads were closed due to the incident. Police asked the public to avoid the area while an investigation is underway.

Investigators are treating the incident as a “targeted attack,” but stress there is no greater threat to the wider community, Greater Manchester Police said.

North West Ambulance Service sent 10 vehicles and crew to the scene, BBC reported. City Councillor Jon-Connor Lyons also thanked Manchester Police for their “rapid response” to the “targeted attack.”

Employees from one company in a nearby building received an alert warning that said “an individual has been the victim of stabbing. Please stay within the building until this incident is under control,” Manchester Evening News reported. A portion of Oldham Street was also cordoned off.

The incident Monday comes after ISIS claimed responsibility for a knife attack in south London’s Streatham district last weekend. Sudesh Amman, 20, strapped on a fake bomb and stabbed two people on the street before being shot and killed by police. A third person suffered injuries caused by broken glass when responding officers opened fired, investigators said.

Amman, who was wearing a mock suicide vest at the time, carried out the stabbings in response to calls to attack the citizens of coalition countries, a statement posted by ISIS’ Amaq news agency said, according to Reuters. Fox News also independently confirmed ISIS’ claim to the attack.

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The man had been convicted of terrorism-related offenses but was later released from prison. The incident last week and a Nov. 29 attack in which two people were killed in central London prompted the U.K. government to announce new emergency legislation preventing the “automatic early release” of people convicted of terror crimes being released after serving only half their sentences.

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Romney, once vilified by Democrats, hailed as hero by the left after impeachment vote

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Sen. Mitt Romney, R-Utah, who just eight years ago was jeered and vilified by Democrats as he ran for president, has suddenly been the recipient of gushing praise from the party since his vote to convict President Trump for abuse of power in his impeachment trial.

Romney was the sole member of the Senate to break from party lines in voting on whether to remove Trump from office. While his guilty vote had no effect on the outcome of the trial — acquittal on both counts — Democrats have publicly lauded the 2012 GOP presidential nominee for his decision. And the mere mention of his name has elicited loud applause on the primary campaign trail on multiple occasions.

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“Voting to convict this president is an act of patriotism. Thank you for yours,” tweeted presidential hopeful Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass.

Sen. Brian Schatz, D-Hawaii, also tweeted about Romney, saying, “Senator Romney reminds us that it is not impossible to do the right thing, it’s just hard.”

Sen. Chris Murphy, D-Conn., was especially effusive with his praise for Romney.

“At a time when many wonder what honor is left in public life, there stands Mitt Romney,” he tweeted.

During Friday night’s Democratic debate, Sen. Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn., took a moment to recognize Romney for breaking ranks with the GOP and voting against Trump.

“There was courage from Mitt Romney who took a very, very difficult vote,” Klobuchar said, receiving thunderous applause in response.

Klobuchar received a similar crowd response when she lauded Romney at a New Hampshire rally on Sunday.

“You know this world’s upside down when a Democratic crowd is cheering the Republican nominee for president,” Klobuchar said.

Indeed, when Romney ran for president in 2012, he was targeted by Democrats before he even secured the Republican nomination. At the time, The Atlantic described “an unprecedented effort to tarnish” Romney, which was being carried out by unions, political groups, and even then-President Barack Obama’s campaign.

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This included associating the moderate Romney with “the extreme tea party agenda” and deriding him as rich and not working for the middle class. A pro-Obama ad linked him to a woman’s death from cancer after Romney’s company, Bain Capital, bought out and closed the steel plant company that had employed her husband five years earlier.

There was also the notorious moment when Romney answered a question about gender inequality in the workplace. During a debate against Obama, Romney recalled how when he was governor of Massachusetts, all of the applications that made it to his desk for cabinet positions had been from men, so he went out of his way to seek out female candidates. The result, he said, was “binders full of women,” and more women on his senior staff than in any other state. Democrats and the media were quick to seize on Romney’s awkward phrasing instead of the message behind it.

This is in sharp contrast to Romney’s treatment from Democrats in 2020. Rep. Bill Pascrell Jr. even nominated Romney — along with Sen. Doug Jones, D-Ala., who also voted against Trump despite political pressure — for the Profile in Courage Award that is given by Boston’s John F. Kennedy Presidential Library.

Romney’s own party has been far less appreciative.

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“In a political sense, he is ostracized. He is excommunicated. He has lost all credibility. He should hire lots of security guards — I don’t wish him any physical harm, but people are furious!” said Matt Schlapp, chairman of the American Conservative Union, who already disinvited Romney from the popular CPAC convention this month.

President Trump criticized Romney at the National Prayer Breakfast on Thursday, after the Utah senator had cited his faith as a major factor in his decision to vote against the president.

“I don’t like people who use their faith as justification for doing what they know is wrong,” Trump said.

An effort in Utah to allow voters to recall their senators also recently picked up steam. Although the author of the legislation said the bill was never aimed at Romney specifically, the effort caught fire since Romney’s impeachment vote on Wednesday, the Deseret News reports.

At least two Utah congressmen, however, were against the idea of removing Romney.

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“Heavens no,” said GOP Rep. John Curtis.

Fellow Republican Rep. Chris Stewart noted that while there is “a lot of anger” in Utah, “I think this too shall pass.”

Fox News’ Marisa Schultz contributed to this report.

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Oscars 2020: 7 most cringeworthy moments

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This year’s Academy Awards was filled with surprises.

“Parasite” took Hollywood’s top prize on Sunday night — best picture — which made it the first non-English language film to do so. The South Korean film also won Oscars for best director, best international film and best screenplay.

While the acting award winners went as expected, with Brad Pitt, Renée Zellweger, Joaquin Phoenix, and Laura Dern winning statues.

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But the ceremony also had its fair share awkward moments, like when Eminem surprised everyone with a performance of 2002 best song winner “Lose Yourself,” to Billie Eilish’s reaction to Maya Rudolph and Kristen Wiig attempt at singing, to Josh Gad throwing shade at John Travolta.

Check out the seven most cringeworthy moments from the 2020 Oscars.

1. Steve Martin mispronouncing Cynthia Erivo’s name

2. No one clapping when Chris Rock brought up Jeff Bezos who was in the audience

3. Diane Keaton almost announcing the best screenplay winner too early and then dropping the envelope. Thank goodness for Keanu Reeves! 

4. Josh Gad throwing shade at John Travolta for his epic mispronunciation of Idina Menzel’s name

5. Billie Eilish’s reaction to Maya Rudolph and Kristen Wiig singing

6. The audience reacting to Eminem’s surprise performance of “Lose Yourself”

7. When the lights dimmed on the “Parasite” cast after winning best picture but the crowd kept cheering

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Ice fishermen rescued from bay in upstate New York after falling through ice

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Two fishermen, a father and son, are currently recovering after falling into the water while ice fishing in up Upstate New York on Sunday.

Jason and Fisher Brudz were out on Sodus Bay in Alton, N.Y., on Sunday afternoon when the ice gave way and both fell into the water.

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Fisher managed to pull himself out, but his father Jason was not able to extract himself, only managing to cling to the icy surface about 30 feet from the shore, WHAM reported.

Fellow fishermen phoned 911 after witnessing the two falling into the bay, and emergency personnel from several nearby fire departments, along with the New York State Police, soon responded to the scene. First responders attempted to pull Jason from the water, but initial attempts were ultimately unsuccessful. The Alton Fire Department was later able to rescue Jason with the use of an airboat.

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Photos shared by the Alton Fire Company show emergency responders pulling the boat onto the ice from a nearby road.

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Both Jason and Fisher were transported to the hospital and said to be receiving treatment for non-life-threatening injuries, WHAM reported.

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Ex-NFL star Kenny Britt arrested on drug charges in New Jersey

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Kenny Britt, a former first-round NFL draft pick, was arrested in New Jersey on drug charges Saturday, police said.

Britt, who played in the NFL from 2009 to 2017 with the Tennessee Titans, Los Angeles Rams, Cleveland Browns and New England Patriots, was arrested after a traffic stop in Bayonne, police Capt. Eric Amato said. Officers smelled a strong odor of marijuana emanating from his vehicle, according to NJ.com.

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Britt was charged with possession of 50 grams or less of marijuana and was given a summons for possession of a controlled dangerous substance in a vehicle and obstructing the passage of other vehicles, police said. He was released from custody on a summons, according to NJ.com.

The 31-year-old lives in Nashville, Tenn., but was a standout player at Bayonne High School before going off to Rutgers. The Titans selected him with the No. 30 pick in the 2009 draft.

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In 116 games, he caught 329 passes for 5,137 yards and 32 touchdowns. He has not played since the 2017 season.

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Britt pleaded guilty to careless driving in Bayonne in June 2011 after he was caught driving 71 mph in a 50 mph zone, according to NJ.com. One day later, he was charged with resisting arrest in Hoboken but eventually pleaded guilty to disturbing the peace.

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What is a nor’easter? The classic East Coast storms explained

For residents along the East Coast, the term “nor’easter” conjures up thoughts of plowable snow, wind and heavy rain.

According to the National Severe Storms Laboratory, the official definition of a nor’easter is a strong low-pressure system that impacts the Mid-Atlantic and New England states. The storm systems can form over the land of the eastern U.S. or over the coastal waters of the Atlantic Ocean.

“These winter events are notorious for producing heavy snow, rain, and tremendous waves that crash onto Atlantic beaches, often causing beach erosion and structural damage,” according to the NSSL. “Wind gusts associated with these storms can exceed hurricane force in intensity.”

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The storms get their names from the continuously strong northeasterly winds blowing in from the ocean ahead of the storm and over the coastal areas.

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A powerful nor’easter can be seen in January 2018 impacting the Northeast states. (NOAA)

“What makes them so strong is the warm and moist air from the Atlantic that feeds the storm, causing it to grow explosively,” according to the NSSL.

The National Weather Service says that nor’easters usually develop in the latitudes between Georgia and New Jersey, within 100 miles east or west of the East Coast. The storms may occur at any time of the year but are more frequent and violent between September and April.

The East Coast of the U.S. provides an “ideal breeding ground for the storms,” according to forecasters.

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The polar jet stream in winter transports cold Arctic air southward across the plains of Canada and the U.S., then eastward toward the Atlantic Ocean. At the same time, warm air from the Gulf of Mexico and the Atlantic tries to move northward.

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Nor’easters are responsible for the biggest snowstorms on record from the Mid-Atlantic to New England. (Fox News)

“The warm waters of the Gulf Stream help keep the coastal waters relatively mild during the winter, which in turn helps warm the cold winter air over the water,” the NWS states. “This difference in temperature between the warm air over the water and cold Arctic air over the land is the fuel that feeds nor’easters.”

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Depending on the amount of cold air available and how closely the storms move up the East Coast, nor’easters can produce impressive amounts of snow and are responsible for the biggest snowstorms on record from the Mid-Atlantic to New England, according to Fox News meteorologist Brandon Noriega.

The track of the storms near Gulf Stream and the ocean off the East Coast allows ample moisture for “intense” rain and, or snow. Total snowfall of one to three feet is common with the most intense nor’easters.

“Past nor’easters have been responsible for billions of dollars in damage, severe economic, transportation and human disruption, and in some cases, disastrous coastal flooding,” according to the NWS. “Damage from the worst storms can exceed a billion dollars.”

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Renee Zellweger pays tribute to ‘courageous men and women in uniform’ during Oscar speech

Renee Zellweger made sure American military service members weren’t forgotten during her acceptance speech at the 92nd Academy Awards on Sunday night.

The 50-year-old won best actress for her performance as the late Hollywood icon Judy Garland in the biopic “Judy.” During her speech, Zellweger thanked the American military for their service.

“I have to say that this past year of conversations celebrating Judy Garland across genders and … I’m sorry, it’s across generations and across cultures has been a really cool reminder that our heroes unite us. No, the best among us who inspire us to find the best in ourselves,” said Zellweger.

“They unite us,” she continued. “When we look to our heroes, we agree, and that matters. Neil Armstrong, Sally Ride, Dolores Huerta, Venus and Serena and Selena, Bob Dylan, Scorsese, Fred Rogers, Harriet Tubman. We agree on our teachers, and we agree on our courageous men and women in uniform who serve. We agree on our first responders and firefighters. When we celebrate our heroes, we’re reminded of who we are as one people united.”

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The actress also paid tribute to Garland, who passed away in 1969 at age 47 from a barbiturate overdose.

“No, Judy Garland did not receive this honor in her time,” noted the star. “I am certain that this moment is an extension of the celebration of her legacy that began on our film set. It’s also representative of the fact that her legacy of unique exceptionalism and inclusivity and generosity of spirit, it transcends any one artistic achievement. Miss Garland, you are certainly among the heroes who unite and define us, and this is certainly for you. I am so grateful.”

Zellweger also thanked her “immigrant folks,” who inspired her to pursue the American dream. She previously told People magazine her mother endured a difficult childhood in Norway during World War II. The outlet also noted her father immigrated from Switzerland.

“My immigrant folks who came here with nothing but each other and a belief in the American dream. How about this?” said Zellweger while holding her Oscar.

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Renee Zellweger stars as the late Hollywood icon in the biopic ‘Judy.’ (Official Teaser Trailer | Roadside Attractions)

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Before her Oscar win, Zellweger recalled her mother’s tumultuous upbringing before arriving in America.

“She was a tiny girl in World War II,” she explained to People magazine. “There’s a World War II museum in New Orleans, it’s an extraordinary experience. We walked it all and we were looking in the glass cases and my mom’s like, ‘Oh,’ and she pointed at a series of hand grenades. There were a bunch of hand grenades in the case and she said, ‘We used to play with those ones. Not those ones, not those ones, but those ones. We used to play with those!’“

“She was living in an occupied country and there were bullets falling from the sky and you had to run inside because that was part of your day. And you’d find one every now and then,” Zellweger continued. “It was a real treat apparently. ‘Don’t pull the pin! You better run!’ And when you think about that being your reality as a child, can you imagine the value system that you establish? And my brother and I have been the beneficiaries of that. She’s cool.”

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What would the Iowa recanvass process look like?

With uncertainty still swirling around the results of the Iowa caucuses, the campaign for Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., indicated Sunday night that it will ask the party to recanvass parts of the state’s results, triggering a process many are unfamiliar with.

Less than an hour after the results posted Sunday, the Sanders campaign announced that it would seek a partial recanvass of some precincts in which there were apparent irregularities, Fox News has confirmed. The Iowa Democratic Party (IDP) has allowed campaigns to call for a recanvass until Monday at 1 p.m. ET. The results released by the IDP show Sanders trailing Buttigieg by a small margin.

But what would a recanvass look like in Iowa? And how is it different from a recount?

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Precinct captain Carl Voss, of Des Moines, Iowa, holds his iPhone that shows the Iowa Democratic Party’s caucus reporting app icon on Tuesday in Des Moines, Iowa. The app’s failure contributed to the confusion and irregularities in reporting caucus results. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)

IOWA DEMOCRATIC PARTY AWARDS BUTTIGIEG 14 DELEGATES, SANDERS 12 AFTER CAUCUS MELTDOWN

A recanvass involves simply checking the math used to tabulate the results from each caucus location. The IDP provides “Mathematics Worksheets” to caucus sites that would be consulted in the recount process, according to its delegate selection plan.

damning analysis by The New York Times last week found that the Iowa Democratic Party’s figures were full of apparent errors, in which vote numbers from several precincts did not match totals provided by the party, and in which numerous precincts seemingly didn’t follow caucus rules.

The recanvass requested by the Sanders campaign would likely focus on precincts where such irregularities have been reported rather than the entire state, as the campaign did confirm it would request a “partial” recanvass. The state party would provide the location for the recanvass and observers from the presidential campaigns or the public would be allowed in the room, according to the Des Moines Register.

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A recount, however, would involve going through each individual vote once again and tabulating the results of the caucus independent from the previous count. The party’s Delegate Selection Plan provides for the “Presidential Preference Cards” that record who each voter caucused for in both the first round and second round of the caucus to be preserved for this purpose, but they would not be used in a recanvass.

The Des Moines Register reported that a manual for the recanvass requires candidates to provide evidence of which precincts have irregularities. That should not be difficult for the Sanders campaign, which has already pointed out 14 precincts with results it questioned. It would also have to provide evidence in its request due Monday that the error or errors could have affected how many delegates the candidates will receive to the national convention this summer, the Register reported.

Currently, Buttigieg is slated to get 14 delegates and Sanders 12.

Fox News’ Gregg Re and Andrew Craft contributed to this report. 

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XFL Week 1 recap: Rebooted football league returns to national spotlight

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The XFL made its return to the national spotlight over the weekend and received some positive reviews about the quality of play, unconventional rule changes and other things.

All of the teams were in action as several familiar faces took the field including, Matt McGloin for the New York Guardians, Cardale Jones for the DC Defenders and Matt Jones for the St. Louis BattleHawks. Bob Stoops, of the Dallas Renegades, and Jerry Glanville, of the Tampa Bay Vipers, also returned to the sidelines to coach their respective teams.

NEW XFL KICKS OFF WITH ENTERTAINING DEBUT BETWEEN DC DEFENDERS, SEATTLE DRAGONS

Here were the scores from the weekend in the XFL.

DEFENDERS 31, DRAGONS 19

ROUGHNECKS 37, WILDCATS 17

GUARDIANS 23, VIPERS 3

BATTLEHAWKS 15, RENEGADES 9

Here are some moments you may have missed.

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FIRST XFL TOUCHDOWN: The Seattle Dragons put the first XFL touchdown on the board against the DC Defenders. Quarterback Brandon Silvers found Austin Proehl for a 14-yard touchdown pass. Proehl is the son of former NFL wide receiver Ricky Proehl – who was a two-time Super Bowl champion.

NICK HOLLEY BACK ON A FIELD: Nick Holley made his debut with the Houston Roughnecks on Saturday. He never found longevity in the NFL because of injuries. But after three torn ACLs and a broken back, he told FOX Sports’ Brock Huard why he keeps playing the game. He had four catches for 50 yards in the Roughnecks’ win.

DC DEFENDERS BLOCKED PUNT: The Defenders showed off their special teams’ prowess against the Dragons. In the second quarter, Defenders player Jonathan Celestin recovered a blocked punt and scored a touchdown. The score was a part of a high-scoring affair for DC.

FIRST XFL EJECTION: While the XFL had a bunch of firsts in its opening weekend, nobody probably saw the league’s first ejection happening. Tampa Bay Vipers defensive tackle Ricky Walker became the first player to get ejected when he threw a punch at New York Guardians center Ian Silberman.

FANS GET WEIRD: Guardians fans packed the lower bowl of MetLife Stadium for the first game of the season. There was one moment where fans were spotted eating cheese straight out of the plastic wrapping and looking directly into the camera. It caught even the broadcasters off guard.

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Here is the schedule for Week 2 of the XFL.

FEB 15: Guardians @ Defenders

FEB 15: Vipers @ Dragons

FEB 16: Renegades @ BattleHawks

FEB 16: Defenders @ Wildcats

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