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 iPhone supply will be constrained.

Mike Tomlin “Hacked Off” At ESPN’s Depiction Of Myles Garrett Interview (SI) “Nobody on that field, as a member of the Cleveland Browns or the Pittsburgh Steelers, corroborated what was said by Myles Garrett.”

Bloomberg Qualifies For Next Democratic Debate (CNBC) The billionaire media mogul received 19 percent of support from an NPR/PBS NewsHour/Marist poll, allowing him to join the stage at the Feb. 19 debate in Las Vegas.

Former No. 1 Overall Pick Advises Joe Burrow To “Pull An Eli Manning” (Yahoo! Sports) The LSU quarterback danced around the subject Monday, saying “if they select me, they select me.”

Boy Scouts Of America Files For Bankruptcy After Sex Abuse Lawsuits (Fox News) The move filed in Delaware bankruptcy court halts the hundreds of lawsuits the BSA is facing that allege sexual misconduct by people within the 110-year-old organization over the years.

Mike Trout Destroyed The Astros For Cheating, Thinks The Punishments Were Weak (For The Win) “I lost some respect for some guys,” Trout said. “… All the stuff coming out, it’s tough to see.”

“Billions”: Season 2020 (Axios) In this race, billions aren’t just buying admission — they’re buying results.

NBA Ratings Are Down 13% Locally, And The Warriors Have Taken A Shocking 66% Local Hit (Awful Announcing) Local ratings for 27 of the NBA’s 30 teams are in at the league’s All-Star Break, and the news is not very good for the Association.

Jeff Bezos Just Made One Of The Largest Charitable Gifts Ever (Recode) The Amazon billionaire has committed $10 billion to combat climate change.

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