Welcome to Wednesday. Today the high in Philadelphia will be 31 degrees. That's the high, folks, so please bundle up a bit. Then dig into the news; today we're focused on winning: Democrats, the Sixers and Flyers, and whether the Eagles can anymore.
— Aubrey Nagle
In a stunning upset in a reddest-of-red state, Democrat Doug Jones won yesterday's special Senate election in Alabama, beating Republican Roy Moore. Jones' win narrows the GOP advantage in the U.S. Senate to 51-49.
Moore's campaign was plagued by accusations of sexual misconduct with multiple women when they were teenagers. Despite the scandal, he was endorsed by President Trump and the national GOP. Moore refused to concede last night and called for a recount, though Alabama's election chief says it's very unlikely the outcome would change.
The win gives Democrats some momentum ahead of the 2018 elections, opening the possibility of a Senate majority.
Former Eagles quarterback Donovan McNabb and five other ex-NFL players have been accused of sexual harassment by a former NFL Network wardrobe stylist. McNabb will not appear on ESPN, where he's a radio host, while the allegations are investigated.
The lawsuit alleges McNabb texted the stylist explicit comments while he was an analyst there. Marshall Faulk, Ike Taylor, Heath Evans, Warren Sapp and Eric Davis are all named in the lawsuit for various disturbing allegations. Faulk, Taylor and Evans have been suspended by NFL Network.
Regardless, the Sixers better prepare for the spotlight, because it's coming: ESPN is spending all day Friday with them. The network will cover the Sixers from morning until the 7 p.m. home match-up against the Oklahoma City Thunder.
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