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 Times While Tackling The U.N.C. Charlotte Gunman (New York Times) In interviews with nearly 20 relatives and friends of Mr. Howell, not one person was surprised that he had acted decisively and with little regard for himself.

Tiger Woods White House Visit: Trump Awards Medal Of Freedom To Golfer (Washington Post) Calling Woods, who has been both a golfing and business partner of Trump’s, “a global symbol of American excellence, devotion and drive,” the president said, “Tiger’s determination and work ethic drove golf to new heights of athletic competition and popularity.”

A $2 Million Drug Is About To Hit The Market (Wall Street Journal) Insurers, drugmakers grapple with new payment models for gene therapies that can cure diseases in one treatment.

New and Improved James Harden Evens Rockets with Warriors in West Semis (SI) The reigning MVP’s stepback has become such a viable weapon, it powered Houston to a 112-108 win in Game 4, drawing its series with Golden State to 2-2.

Biden Takes 32-point Lead Over Sanders In New 2020 Poll (The Hill) Biden won 46 percent in the poll compared to 14 percent for Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), who came in a distant second place.

Sinclair Stock Soars After Purchase Of Fox Sports RSNs, But Distributors Are Wary Of The New Ownership (Awful Announcing) Many investors are happy with Sinclair’s purchase of the RSNs, but distributors are concerned about the negotiations ahead.

How CNN’s Town Hall Industrial Complex Is Shaping The 2020 Race (538) In the calm before 2020, FiveThirtyEight is taking a look at the ideas and people who are nudging the country’s rapidly changing political conversation.

49ers Asked Nick Bosa About His Tweets, Say It Didn’t Affect Decision To Draft Him (Yahoo! Sports) Team President Al Guido was asked about his praise for Donald Trump and scorn for Colin Kaepernick on Twitter, but the team didn’t consider the issue in deciding to draft Bosa.

Disney Price Target Raised At UBS On Optimism About Streaming Service (The Street) Disney+ could break even as soon as the company’s 2024 fiscal year, says UBS analyst John Hodulik.

Details On XFL Schedule And Financial Arrangement With Fox And Disney (The Big Lead) The XFL is certainly launching on more stable financial footing than the AAF, but it remains to be seen if the appetite is there for an adjunct football league.