Gardner Minshew II Is A Jaguars QB Worth Getting Excited About (The Ringer) The rookie passer turned in his third impressive performance in a row, dispatching the Titans 20-7
Trudeau Apologizes Again As Another Old Image In Blackface Emerges (Wall Street Journal) Canadian prime minister’s re-election campaign still dealing with fallout from 2001 image in dark makeup
Antonio Brown Accuser Says He Sent Her ‘Intimidating’ Text Messages After SI’s Story (SI) Two days after SI’s story about Brown, he allegedly included an accuser in a series of text messages claiming she was only out for money, asking others to look into her background, and including a photo of her kids.
California Judge Blocks Law Requiring Trump To Submit Tax Returns To Compete In State’s 2020 Primary (Fox News) A federal judge in California Thursday granted the Trump campaign’s request to block a new law that requires presidential and gubernatorial candidates to release five years of tax returns to run in the state’s primary elections.
Nike Drops Antonio Brown Amid Sexual Assault Lawsuit (New York Times) It is the second sponsor to end its relationship with the Patriots receiver.
Zuckerberg’s D.C. Charm Tour (Axios) Zuckerberg met with key senators and then visited President Trump at the White House Thursday, as his company navigates an increasingly dense maze of antitrust probes and regulatory initiatives.
Can NFL Refs Do What Analysts Never Could: Get Coaches To Pass More? (538) They’re flagging holds at a sky-high rate, which is bad news for running plays.
DNC Set To Squeeze Dem Debate Stage Again (Politico) The DNC has yet to spell out the thresholds it will use to ration debate participation in November and December with time running short.
Lamar Jackson’s Record-breaking Start To 2019 Season Raises A New Kind Of Question (Sporting News) Is Lamar Jackson on his way to becoming one of the best quarterbacks in the NFL?
Judge Sides With Michael Jackson Estate In ‘Leaving Neverland’ Dispute (Variety) Judge George Wu issued a tentative ruling on Thursday in which he denied HBO’s motion to dismiss the estate’s case. Wu is expected to make the ruling final by the end of September.
Yankees Pitcher Domingo Germán Placed On Leave Amid Domestic Violence Probe (New York Post) “This is a bigger issue, obviously,” said Yankees manager Aaron Boone on Thursday, asked about the prospect of heading into the playoffs without Germán.
HBO Officially Announces Four Episode 24/7 College Football Series, Featuring Florida, Penn State, Arizona State, Washington State (Awful Announcing) The series will cover the week leading up to a game, and the game itself, for four teams.