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The Daily Outkick: Friday, May 17, 2019

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The Warriors Are Taking It Back To 2015, And The Blazers Can’t Do Anything To Stop It (The Ringer) On the backs of vintage performances from Steph Curry and Draymond Green, the Warriors stole a game they seemed destined to lose Man In Country Illegally Charged With 11 Murders In Texas (AP) 46-year-old Billy Chemirmir has… Read more »

The Daily Outkick: Thursday, May 16, 2019

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Brook Lopez’s Playoff Career-High 29 Points Boost Bucks Past Raptors (SI) Lopez was the team’s leading scorer, and kept the Bucks alive long enough for them to ultimately take over down the stretch. Colorado School Shooting Suspects Will Both Be Tried As Adults (Washington Post) Prosecutors have charged two suspects in the STEM charter school… Read more »

The Daily Outkick: Wednesday, May 15, 2019

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2019 N.B.A. Draft Lottery: Pelicans Win No. 1 Pick, And The Right To Select Zion Williamson (New York Times) “The biggest challenge is just trying to live up to everyone’s expectations,” Duke’s Zion Williamson said before the N.B.A.’s draft lottery on Tuesday. Facebook, Under Pressure Over Terrorist Content, Restricts Live Streaming (Wall Street Journal) Facebook’s… Read more »

The Daily Outkick: Tuesday, May 14, 2019

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Robert Kraft Wins Critical Ruling: Video Evidence Is Thrown Out (New York Times) Patriots owner Robert Kraft all but defeated two charges of solicitation of prostitution when a Florida county judge on Monday threw out key evidence obtained in surveillance videos and a traffic stop. Actress Felicity Huffman Pleads Guilty For Her Role In College… Read more »

The Daily Outkick: Monday, May 13, 2019

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Game of Thrones Season Eight, Episode 5 (Outkick) As we sat down to watch the penultimate episode of Game of Thrones season eight, I couldn’t help but wonder, could this be it for one, or both, of the two most famous mothers on this show — Daenerys Targaryen or Cersei Lannister? ‘This One Hurts’: Rockets… Read more »

The Daily Outkick: Friday, May 10, 2019

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The Chicago Cubs Are Run By Hypocritical Idiots (Outkick) So the Cubs are fine with employing a baseball player — and paying him millions of dollars — despite the fact that he beat a woman, but they draw the line at Internet prank hand gestures from fans? Jeff Bezos Unveils Blue Origin’s Vision For Space,… Read more »

The Daily Outkick: Thursday, May 9, 2019

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Winners And Losers: The Warriors Won, But Possibly Lost Kevin Durant (The Ringer) Golden State now awaits word on the severity of the superstar’s calf strain. California OKs New Sex-ed Guidelines For Teachers Despite Objections From Parents, Protesters (Fox News) The California Department of Education approved controversial sex education guidelines for public school teachers Wednesday… Read more »

The Daily Outkick: Wednesday, May 8, 2019

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The Warriors Are Leaning Into The Death Lineup — And It’s Not Working (538) The NBA’s most feared lineup has begun to show signs of vulnerability — and the Houston Rockets have taken advantage. School Shooting In Colorado Leaves 1 Student Dead And 8 Injured (New York Times) The sheriff said the injured students were… Read more »

The Daily Outkick: Tuesday, May 7, 2019

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The Celtics Have No Answers—For Giannis Or For Their Season From Hell (The Ringer) Boston’s third straight loss put its postseason on life support and confirmed our first impressions: The Bucks seem unstoppable in the East, and the C’s are still grasping for what could have been. Riley Howell’s Parents Say He Was Shot 3… Read more »

The Daily Outkick: Monday, May 6, 2019

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At Kentucky Derby, ‘Sometimes You Win And You Lose All In The Same Race’ (New York Times) “I think this is the most egregious disqualification in the history of horse racing, and not just because it’s our horse,” Gary West, owner of Maximum Security. Daenerys Vs. Everyone Is The Definitive Final Conflict In ‘Game Of… Read more »

The Daily Outkick: Friday, May 3, 2019

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Elton Brand’s Vision Looks Pretty Good When Joel Embiid Dominates Like He Did In Game 3 (The Ringer) Unlike his predecessors, the first-year Sixers GM went all in on the now. It’s hard to blame him on a night when Embiid drops 33 points in 28 minutes and blows Kawhi Leonard and the Raptors off… Read more »

The Daily Outkick: Thursday, May 2, 2019

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Joe Tessitore, Booger McFarland Will Return As ESPN’s Monday Night Football Broadcast Team In 2019 (Awful Announcing) Tess and Booger are coming back this fall, for better or worse. U.N.C. Charlotte Student Couldn’t Run, So He Tackled The Gunman (New York Times) Riley Howell charged at the gunman, who had already fired several rounds, and… Read more »

The Daily Outkick: Wednesday, May 1, 2019

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Winners And Losers: James Harden Is A Meme Now, And Not In A Good Way (The Ringer) The Warriors’ glue guys took advantage of a less-than-full-strength Harden to win Game 2. Facebook Unveils Redesign As It Tries To Move Past Privacy Scandals (New York Times) The social network rolled out a redesign, in the most visible… Read more »

The Daily Outkick: Tuesday, April 30, 2019

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Mistakes Were Made: How The Night King And Gregg Popovich Failed Their Teams (The Ringer) Bad strategy, poor clock management, and a lack of roster help—two legends fell this weekend, and their demises shared a number of parallels. U.S. Youth Suicides Up After Netflix Show, Cause Unclear – Study (Reuters) Suicides by young Americans rose… Read more »

The Daily Outkick: Monday, April 29, 2019

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The Rockets Still Believe They Can Beat The Warriors. Are They Right? (Wall Street Journal) They nearly pulled it off last year. Now they have another shot at the upset that would rupture the NBA. Police: 8 Shot, 1 Fatally, In Latest Baltimore Shooting (AP) A gunman fired indiscriminately into a crowd that had gathered… Read more »

The Daily Outkick: Friday, April 26, 2019

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Grading The First Round Of The 2019 NFL Draft (The Ringer) Kyler Murray went no. 1, the Giants made a … surprising quarterback selection, and pass rushers on pass rushers found new teams. Joe Biden Expresses Regret To Anita Hill, But She Says ‘I’m Sorry’ Is Not Enough (New York Times) Biden reached out to Hill… Read more »

The Daily Outkick: Thursday, April 25, 2019

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Kyler Murray’s Stature Adds Intrigue Right At The Start (New York Times) Oklahoma’s Kyler Murray is widely considered to be the best quarterback available in this year’s N.F.L. draft. Netflix Fights To Keep Its Most Watched Shows: ‘Friends’ And ‘The Office’ (Wall Street Journal) Hollywood studios that licensed old TV shows to Netflix are getting… Read more »

The Daily Outkick: Wednesday, April 24, 2019

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Damian Lillard’s Immortal Series-Winner Did All The Talking (SI) Damian Lillard hit an immortal series-winner to slay the Thunder. Twitter Shares Climb 16% On Stout Earnings (Wall Street Journal) First-quarter net income more than tripled to $191 million; CEO Jack Dorsey meets with President Trump. Kings Coach Luke Walton Accused Of Sexual Assault In Lawsuit… Read more »

The Daily Outkick: Tuesday, April 23, 2019

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The Five Biggest Questions Ahead Of The NFL Draft (The Ringer) The run-up to Thursday night’s big event hasn’t provided many concrete answers—only more questions. Warren’s Massive $640 Billion Student Loan Cancellation Questioned Over Fairness To Students Who Paid Off Their Debts (Fox News) “You better retro that and pay back all of us who… Read more »

The Daily Outkick: Monday, April 22, 2019

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NFL Draft 2019: Seven-round Mock Drafts, Big Boards, Team Needs, Draft Picks For All 32 Teams (CBS Sports) Get ready for the NFL Draft with everything you need to know about all 32 teams. Apple Spends More Than $30 Million On Amazon’s Cloud Every Month (CNBC) Apple’s cloud expenditure reflects the company’s determination to deliver… Read more »