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The Daily Outkick: Friday, February 8, 2019

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A Week Ago, The Wizards Swore They Wouldn’t Break Up Their Big Three. One Step Changed That. (Washington Post) Beal, Porter Jr. and Wall were supposed to be the Wizards’ long-term core. Then an injury changed everything. Jeff Bezos Accuses National Enquirer Of ‘Extortion And Blackmail’ (New York Times) In an online post, Mr. Bezos said intermediaries… Read more »

The Daily Outkick: Thursday, February 7, 2019

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Pelicans May Be Using Stalled Anthony Davis Trade Talks To Sabotage Lakers (Yahoo! Sports) The Lakers are “running low on hope” that the Pelicans will engage them again Second Virginia Democrat Says He Wore Blackface, Throwing Party Into Turmoil (New York Times) The governor and attorney general acknowledged wearing blackface in the past, and the lieutenant governor… Read more »

The Daily Outkick: Wednesday, February 6, 2019

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Sixers Go For It With Tobias Harris, Clippers Prepare For Summer 2019 (SI) The first major trade deadline domino fell Wednesday morning, as the Clippers and 76ers agreed upon a deal. Trump Lays Out Agenda To Divided Congress In Second State Of The Union (CBS News) 76% of Americans who tuned in to Trump’s State of the… Read more »

The Daily Outkick: Tuesday, February 5, 2019

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Boring Game Plus New Orleans Rebellion Leads To Ratings Drop (New York Times) Though New Orleans isn’t one of the country’s largest markets, it is one of the most fervent for football Trump To Call For Bipartisanship As He Threatens To Declare Emergency (Wall Street Journal) Tuesday’s State of the Union speech comes at a time of… Read more »

The Daily Outkick: Monday, February 4, 2019

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The Patriots’ Unyielding Dynasty Claims Sixth Super Bowl Title (New York Times) In the Year of Offense, the N.F.L.’s championship game didn’t have much. Will Trump The Disrupter Play Nice At The State Of The Union Again? (Politico) Speaking to Congress is one of the few norms the president hasn’t turned upside-down. Six Plays That Explain How… Read more »

The Daily Outkick: Friday, February 1, 2019

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Porzingis Is Now A Maverick, And He May Have Opened Pandora’s Box (The Ringer) Breaking down the former Knick’s fit next to Luka Doncic and examining the precedent he might have set for other young stars. Democratic New Jersey Sen. Cory Booker Announces 2020 Presidential Campaign (NBC) Cory Booker officially launched his presidential campaign for president on… Read more »

The Daily Outkick: Thursday, January 31, 2019

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Roger Goodell Finally Acknowledges Referee Error In N.F.C. Championship Game (New York Times) Ten days after a controversial noncall marred the ending of the N.F.C. championship game, Goodell finally addressed it publicly. Polar Vortex Grips The Midwest In A Deep And Dangerous Freeze (Washington Post) Millions across the Midwest experienced a freeze normally reserved for the Arctic… Read more »

The Daily Outkick: Wednesday, January 30, 2019

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New Jersey Embraces Sports Gambling, And A Billion-Dollar Business Is Born (New York Times)  New Jersey is on pace to surpass Nevada in sports wagering. Livid Liberals Try To Bully Schultz Out Of 2020 (Axios) Furious Democrats hope to pound Starbucks chairman emeritus Howard Schultz into an early departure from his exploration of an independent 2020… Read more »

The Daily Outkick: Tuesday, January 29, 2019

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Will Sports Betting Transform How Games Are Watched, And Even Played? (New York Times) Team owners and state officials are laying the groundwork for it — with potentially huge implications. Polar Vortex Triggering Coldest Arctic Outbreak In At Least Two Decades This Week (Weather.com) Dangerous Dip in Temperatures Could Affect Millions For Bill Simmons’s The Ringer, Podcasting… Read more »

The Daily Outkick: Monday, January 28, 2019

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Tom Brady Says There’s ‘Zero’ Chance He Retires After Super Bowl (SI) Next season would mark the 20th of Brady’s career. The 41-year-old has led New England to the Super Bowl each of the past three seasons. Trump Doubts He’d Accept Any Deal Congress Strikes For Border Wall (Fox News) Trump said he doubted he could accept… Read more »

The Daily Outkick: Friday, January 25, 2019

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Goodell’s Silence On Saints-Rams No-Call Is Deafening (SI) While the controversy has created a circus, a Saints player’s request to hear from the commissioner is more than sensible. Shutdown Talks Revived After Senate Bills Fail (Wall Street Journal) McConnell, Schumer huddle; ‘We’re talking, we’re talking,’ Schumer says Super Bowl 2019 Odds: Sportsbooks Test Pats -3 As Bets As… Read more »

The Daily Outkick: Thursday, January 24, 2019

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James Harden Drops 61 Points As Rockets Top Knicks (New York Post) Harden’s fast-break bucket with three seconds left tied the opponent scoring record at the Garden set by Kobe Bryant. Trump Says He’ll Delay Speech Until After Shutdown, as Democrats Draft Border Security Plan (New York Times) Trump said  he would give the State of the… Read more »

The Daily Outkick: Wednesday, January 23, 2019

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It’s Unanimous: Mariano Rivera Is A Hall Of Famer (New York Times) Rivera, the career saves leader who helped the Yankees win five World Series, became the first player ever elected unanimously to the Baseball Hall of Fame. Senate Leaders Push Votes On Dueling Bills To End Shutdown (Wall Street Journal) Political aides from both parties were… Read more »

The Daily Outkick: Tuesday, January 22, 2019

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When The Whole Country Reviews A Play, Referees Can’t Always Join (New York Times) The Rams’ Nickell Robey-Coleman clearly broke the rules but the referees did not call a penalty and the play was not reviewable by league. I Failed The Covington Catholic Test (The Atlantic) Next time there’s a viral story, I’ll wait for more facts… Read more »

The Daily Outkick: Monday, January 21, 2019

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New England Patriots Down Kansas City Chiefs In Overtime For Super Bowl Berth (New York Times) It will be the Patriots vs. the Los Angeles Rams in the Super Bowl after New England beat the Chiefs, 37-31, on Sunday. Trump, Democrats Float Proposals To End Shutdown, But Wide Gaps Remain (Wall Street Journal) Sides show no signs… Read more »

The Daily Outkick: Friday, January 18, 2019

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The NFL Playoffs Weren’t Designed to Produce Upsets (The Ringer) For the second time in four years, the 1- and 2-seeds will square off in both conference championship games. No other sport’s postseason produces this level of chalk, but the NFL wouldn’t want it any other way. Backlash Erupts After Gillette Launches A New #MeToo-Inspired Ad… Read more »

The Daily Outkick: Thursday, January 17, 2019

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ESPN Host Says Trump Serving Fast Food Was Racist (Outkick) On ESPN’s First Take, Molly Qerim decided to drop the wokest of woke takes about the Clemson football team visiting the White House and dining on fast food there. Will Shutdown Hurt Trump in 2020? (538) approval ratings tend to rebound after shutdowns, and in any… Read more »

The Daily Outkick: Wednesday, January 16, 2019

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Warriors Set NBA Record With 51-point First Quarter In Rout Of Nuggets (USA Today) Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson each scored 31 points as the Warriors scored an NBA-record, 51-point first quarter. Razor Burn: Gillette Ad Stirs Online Uproar (Associated Press) A Gillette ad for men invoking the #MeToo movement is sparking intense online backlash, with accusations… Read more »

The Daily Outkick: Tuesday, January 15, 2019

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Kyler Murray Knows His Options. That’s Why This Isn’t Simple. (New York Times) “I’ve always felt like I could play in the N.F.L.,” Murray said last month. “I’m a confident guy.” Lovin’ It: Trump Fetes Champion Clemson With Burgers, Fries (CNBC) “We have some very large people that like eating, so I think we’re going to have… Read more »

The Daily Outkick: Monday, January 14, 2019

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New England Patriots And Tom Brady Are Underdogs For First Time In 68 Games In AFC Championship (Forbes) According to BetDSI sportsbook, Brady has been favored in 67 straight starts including the playoffs. The streak as betting favorite has been alive for 174 weeks or 1,218 days. Kyler Murray Has Two Sports Hanging on His Unique… Read more »