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The Daily Outkick: Thursday, February 20, 2020

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Why An NFL Playoff Format Change Is Inevitable (The Ringer) The league and players association have reportedly agreed to a new postseason structure as part of the new CBA. Even if that plan falls apart, fans should be prepared for a new-look bracket some time soon. Warren Leads An Onslaught Of Attacks, Zeroing In On… Read more »

The Daily Outkick: Wednesday, February 19, 2020

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What Drew Brees’ Return Means For Saints, Teddy Bridgewater And Taysom Hill (ESPN) Quarterback Drew Brees’ decision to return for a 20th NFL season ensures that the Saints will remain among the top Super Bowl contenders after three straight years of gut-wrenching playoff exits. Amid Coronavirus, The World Closes Its Doors To China: ‘I Feel… Read more »

The Daily Outkick: Tuesday, February 18, 2020

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Rob Manfred Defends Astros’ Punishment, Says He Would’ve Penalized Players In ‘Perfect World’ (CBS Sports) Earlier on Sunday, Manfred conducted an interview with ESPN’s Karl Ravech in which he said Houston’s apology earlier in the week was “not successful.” Apple To Fall Short Of Projected Revenue Due To Coronavirus (Wall Street Journal) Tech giant says… Read more »

The Daily Outkick: Monday, February 17, 2020

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Manfred Says Astros’ Shame Is Penalty Enough. Opponents Might Disagree. (New York Times) Commissioner Rob Manfred defended M.L.B.’s handling of the Astros’ cheating scandal. But many fans and players don’t think it went far enough, leaving the door open for more ugliness. Fourteen Americans Flown Home From Coronavirus Cruise Ship Test Positive (Wall Street Journal)… Read more »

The Daily Outkick: Friday, February 14, 2020

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The Astros’ Front Office Created Codebreaker. The Players Took It From There. (Wall Street Journal) In a 2017 email, an Astros executive called outfielder Carlos Beltrán ‘the godfather of the whole program.’ China Says Six Health Workers Have Died, Singapore Warns Of Recession (CNBC) The United States does “not have high confidence in the information… Read more »

The Daily Outkick: Thursday, February 13, 2020

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MLB Announces Rule Changes For 2020 Season, Including Three-batter Minimum And Two-way Player Designation (CBS Sports) The MLB rulebook is set for 2020. Top CDC Official Says US Should Prepare For Coronavirus ‘To Take A Foothold’ (CNBC) Health officials had confirmed 13 U.S. cases of the virus, now named COVID-19, short for Corona Virus Disease.… Read more »

The Daily Outkick: Wednesday, February 12, 2020

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Cowboys Free Agency 2020: Dallas Aims For More Years On Dak Prescott Deal; Prepared To Tag Amari Cooper (CBS Sports) There’s only a few key points to be ironed out with Dak Prescott. Bernie Sanders Scores Narrow Victory In New Hampshire Primary (New York Times) The Vermont senator tightened his grip on the Democratic Party’s… Read more »

The Daily Outkick: Tuesday, February 11, 2020

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What Was Behind The Rivers-Chargers Divorce (SI) Why both parties chose to move on, and what’s next for the quarterback and for the team. Bernie Sanders Leads In Polls As New Hampshire Primary Voters Cast Ballots (Wall Street Journal) Vermont senator looks to take the upper hand over Pete Buttigieg after close Iowa tally. Should… Read more »

The Daily Outkick: Monday, February 10, 2020

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XFL Week 1 Winners And Losers: Inaugural Weekend Good For TV Networks, Gamblers (USA Today) All eight teams in the league played this weekend with two games Saturday and two Sunday. Trump To Propose $4.8 Trillion Budget With Big Safety-Net Cuts (Wall Street Journal) White House boosts funds for military, veterans and aims to reduce… Read more »

The Daily Outkick: Friday, February 7, 2020

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Grading Every Team At The NBA Trade Deadline (The Ringer) Who made all the right moves before Thursday’s buzzer? Who managed to do worse than the Kings? We evaluated every team’s action or inaction. Trump Denounces Impeachment, Saying He ‘Went Through Hell’ (Wall Street Journal) President calls top Democrats ‘very evil and sick people’ a… Read more »

The Daily Outkick: Thursday, February 6, 2020

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The Mookie Betts Trade Is Unprecedented In Baseball History (The Ringer) No one this young and this good has ever been traded. Senate Acquits Trump On Both Impeachment Articles (Wall Street Journal) The Senate vote to acquit marked a clear victory for the president, underscoring his primacy in the GOP and the end to a… Read more »

The Daily Outkick: Wednesday, February 5, 2020

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Column: Dodgers Are Finally In It To Win It (L.A. Times) The Dodgers acquire former American League MVP Mookie Betts and expensively aging pitcher David Price from the Boston Red Sox. Trump Takes On ‘Radical Left’ In Defiant And Dramatic State Of The Union Address; Pelosi Rips Up Speech (Fox News) President Trump went on… Read more »

The Daily Outkick: Tuesday, February 4, 2020

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The Sports Gambling Gold Rush Is Here (Outkick) This is just the start of a sports media revolution that many still don’t even realize we’re undergoing. Iowa Caucus Results Delayed Amid Counting Issues (Wall Street Journal) Results delayed amid ‘inconsistencies in the reporting.’ Patrick Mahomes And Andy Reid Fulfilled Their Super Bowl Destiny—and They’re Only… Read more »

The Daily Outkick: Monday, February 3, 2020

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Patrick Mahomes Is Here, And Here To Stay (SI) It wasn’t a flashy win for the Chiefs, but they were able to leave Super Bowl LIV victorious thanks to their 24-year-old QB who is becoming the face of the league. Wuhan Coronavirus Looks Increasingly Like A Pandemic, Experts Say (New York Times) Rapidly rising caseloads… Read more »

The Daily Outkick: Friday, January 31, 2020

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Andy Reid’s Beautiful Mind (The Ringer) The Kansas City coach continues to push the limits of what is possible offensively on a football field. Trump Trial Could End Soon; Alexander Says No To Witnesses (AP) Republican Sen. Lamar Alexander of Tennessee declared late Thursday night he will oppose calling more witnesses in President Donald Trump’s… Read more »

The Daily Outkick: Thursday, January 30, 2020

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How The 49ers Built Their Defensive Line—and How It Could Wreck The Chiefs (The Ringer) It goes deeper than adding Nick Bosa and Dee Ford in the offseason. Trump Defense: Ukraine ‘Quid Pro Quo’ Not Impeachable (AP) Trump’s defenders relied on retired professor Alan Dershowitz, a member of their team, who told senators that every… Read more »

The Daily Outkick: Wednesday, January 29, 2020

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Super Bowl 54 By The Numbers: 20 Stats That Explain The 49ers-Chiefs Matchup (For The Win) The Chiefs offense and 49ers defense will grab most of the headlines, but we have a fascinating matchup on the other side of the ball, as well. GOP Develops Aggressive ‘Plan B’ In Impeachment Trial, As Several Dems Appear… Read more »

The Daily Outkick: Tuesday, January 28, 2020

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The 9 Victims Of The Helicopter Crash That Killed Kobe Bryant (New York Times) A college baseball coach. A pilot with years of experience. Young basketball players and their parents. Here is what we know about everyone on board. The Controversy Over A Washington Post Reporter’s Kobe Bryant Tweets, Explained (Vox) The controversy over bringing… Read more »

The Daily Outkick: Monday, January 27, 2020

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Column: How Can Kobe Bryant Be Gone? His Legend Wasn’t Supposed To End This Way (LA Times) Lakers legend Kobe Bryant died in a helicopter crash in Calabasas on Sunday. He was 41. Global Stock Markets Roiled As China’s Coronavirus Spreads (CNBC) A fifth case in the U.S. has now been confirmed and the virus… Read more »

The Daily Outkick: Friday, January 24, 2020

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Eli Manning’s Career Is Incomparable (The Ringer) How should we remember the playing days of the NFL’s most average dynasty destroyer? Coronavirus Cases Rise To More Than 800 Worldwide As China Confirms Death Toll Has Risen To 25 (CNBC) The fast-spreading infection prompted local authorities to quarantine several major cities and cancel Lunar New Year’s… Read more »