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The Daily Outkick: Friday, January 17, 2020

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‘Clean It Up. It Must Stop’: MLB Is In An Ethical Crisis (SI) Carlos Beltrán’s firing and all that has unfolded in recent weeks underscores the crisis MLB is in the midst of. Trump Impeachment Trial Begins As Senators Are Sworn In (Wall Street Journal) House managers read charges as watchdog faults president’s hold on… Read more »

The Daily Outkick: Thursday, January 16, 2020

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Our Guide To The NFL’s Conference Championships (538) This week’s spreads aren’t sizable enough to generate any historic upsets, but the upside is that we should see a more balanced set of matchups here on the cusp of the Super Bowl. Pelosi Hands Out Souvenir Pens, Dems Slammed For Gloating As House Delivers Trump Impeachment… Read more »

The Daily Outkick: Wednesday, January 15, 2020

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Alex Cora Ousted By Red Sox After Sign-Stealing Scandal (New York Times) Cora, who spent two seasons as the Boston manager, was Houston’s bench coach in 2017 and has been implicated in an M.L.B. report on the Astros’ cheating. House Speaker Pelosi To Name House Managers For Trump’s Senate Impeachment Trial (Wall Street Journal) The… Read more »

The Daily Outkick: Tuesday, January 14, 2020

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L.S.U. Wins The Title The Way It Won All Season: Behind Joe Burrow (New York Times) The Heisman Trophy-winning quarterback threw five touchdowns Monday night against Clemson, delivering a national championship for L.S.U. President Trump, Melania Trump Cheered By Crowd At LSU-Clemson National Championship Game (Fox News) Loud chants of “U-S-A” were heard throughout the… Read more »

The Daily Outkick: Monday, January 13, 2020

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Mike Vrabel Is The Heart And Soul Of This Winning Titans Team (SI) Mike Vrabel believed in his team—and that was all that they needed. Iran Faces Growing Criticism At Home, Abroad Over Downing Of Ukrainian Plane (Wall Street Journal) Protests expand beyond Tehran and demonstrators express their anger with Tehran. Packers Survive Seahawks And… Read more »

The Daily Outkick: Friday, January 10, 2020

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Report: Ravens RB Mark Ingram Expected To Play Vs. Titans In Divisional Round (Yahoo! Sports) It looks like the Baltimore Ravens will have every part of their record rushing attack on hand against the Tennessee Titans on Saturday in the AFC divisional round. Trump’s New National Security Team Made Fast Work Of Iran Strike (Wall… Read more »

The Daily Outkick: Thursday, January 9, 2020

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The College Football National Championship Game Is When? How The Wait Widened (New York Times) A 16-day gap between the College Football Playoff semifinals and the title game was not exactly by design. Twitter To Experiment With Limiting Replies In Effort To Combat Online Abuse (CNBC) Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey has promised since 2018 to… Read more »

The Daily Outkick: Wednesday, January 8, 2020

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Giants Agree To Hire Joe Judge As Head Coach (New York Times) The Patriots assistant had not been considered a top target, but he quickly emerged as the Giants’ choice. Matt Rhule, presumed to be the leading candidate, agreed to a deal with the Carolina Panthers. Iran Threatens Further Retaliation After Missile Strikes Against U.S.… Read more »

The Daily Outkick: Tuesday, January 7, 2020

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Tua Tagovailoa, Alabama’s Star Quarterback, Will Enter The N.F.L. Draft (New York Times) Tagovailoa, who started the 2019 season as a top candidate for the Heisman Trophy but was injured in November, could have played for the Crimson Tide next season. Stampede During Soleimani’s Funeral Procession Kills At Least 35 (Fox News) At least 35… Read more »

The Daily Outkick: Monday, January 6, 2020

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Kirk Cousins Silenced His Doubters With One Deep Pass Against The Saints (The Ringer) The Vikings shocked the NFC South champs on Sunday after their quarterback came up big in overtime. Ricky Gervais TORCHES Hollywood Elite In Scathing Globes Opener: ‘You’re In No Position To Lecture The Public About Anything’ (Mediaite) In a room filled… Read more »

The Daily Outkick: Friday, January 3, 2020

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Cowboys Decide To ‘Move On’ From Coach Jason Garrett After 13 Seasons With Franchise (CBS Sports) Garrett joined the Cowboys as offensive coordinator in 2007 and became the team’s coach in 2011. Iran Vows ‘Harsh Retaliation’ After US Airstrike Kills Iranian Gen. Qassem Soleimani (Fox News) The U.S. State Department issued a security alert Friday… Read more »

The Daily Outkick: Thursday, January 2, 2020

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A Deep Dive Into The NFL’s Impressive Ratings In 2019 (The Big Lead) Overall the NFL was up 5 percent and averaged 16.5 million viewers (television only) across all networks in 2019. From its kickoff, the NFL made up 47 of the top 50 most-watched telecasts. Global Stocks Launch Higher After Chinese Easing Move (Wall… Read more »

The Daily Outkick: Wednesday, January 1, 2020

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Ron Rivera, Cast Out Of Carolina, Lands With The Washington Redskins (New York Times) Rivera takes over a Washington team hoping to rebound from one of the worst seasons in franchise history. Wall Street Has Its Best Year Since 2013 (Axios) Wall Street had its biggest annual gain in six years — with the S&P… Read more »

The Daily Outkick: Tuesday, December 31, 2019

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Is Jerry Jones’ Radio Silence On Jason Garrett A Master Class In Media Manipulation? (Yahoo! Sports) The Dallas Cowboys owner may not know how to put together a winning football team. But he sure can generate headlines while keeping the Dallas Cowboys relevant and profitable. Obama, Trump Tie As Most Admired Man In 2019 (Gallup)… Read more »

The Daily Outkick: Monday, December 30, 2019

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The Browns Wasted No Time Firing Freddie Kitchens (The Ringer) Cleveland dramatically underperformed expectations in 2019, and now the franchise must start over again. U.S. Launches Airstrikes On Iranian-Backed Forces In Iraq And Syria (New York Times) The strikes were a response to a rocket attack that killed an American contractor. Eagles Finally Rise Up To… Read more »

The Daily Outkick: Friday, December 27, 2019

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Joe Burrow And Jalen Hurts: Scouting Reports From Teammates And Rivals (New York Times) As Louisiana State and Oklahoma prepare to play Saturday in a duel between two of America’s best college quarterbacks, it’s clear that no one will be surprised if the signal callers have dazzling moments. Trump Outs Whistleblower (Mediaite) It is the… Read more »

The Daily Outkick: Thursday, December 26, 2019

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Matthew Stafford’s Awesome Christmas Surprise For Two Kids Who Recently Lost Their Dad (For The Win) Detroit Lions QB Matthew Stafford and his wife, Kelly, pulled off a Christmas surprise for two young fans who recently lost their father and it’s surely a moment they will never forget. Last-Minute Shoppers Rushed To Online Retailers (Wall… Read more »

The Daily Outkick: Christmas, 2019

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Trump Offers Holiday Greetings In Video Call To U.S. Troops (Wall Street Journal) President Trump called U.S. troops deployed around the world to offer holiday greetings on Christmas Eve, saying they were “tremendous warriors” who have “kept the Taliban running scared.” Edward Aschoff, ESPN College Football Reporter, Dies At Age 34 (ESPN) “We are very… Read more »

The Daily Outkick: Christmas Eve, 2019

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Kirk Cousins Is Still Searching For His Signature Win In Minnesota (Yahoo! Sports) Green Bay clinched the NFC North by harassing Cousins into an underwhelming performance in a 23-10 victory in Minnesota. Saturday Shopping Sets U.S. One-Day Sales Record, Analyst Says (Bloomberg) Job growth and fatter wallets, along with stronger household finances, have put consumers… Read more »

The Daily Outkick: Monday, December 23, 2019

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Eagles Finish Off Cowboys, In More Ways Than One (New York Times) Philadelphia took control of the N.F.C. East and turned up the pressure on Dallas Coach Jason Garrett. Trump And Xi Sparked A Year-end Rally That Should Continue Into New Year (CNBC) Stocks are on track for their best December and fourth quarter in… Read more »