The Daily Outkick: Wednesday, January 8, 2020

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Giants Agree To Hire Joe Judge As Head Coach (New York Times) The Patriots assistant had not been considered a top target, but he quickly emerged as the Giants’ choice. Matt Rhule, presumed to be the leading candidate, agreed to a deal with the Carolina Panthers.

Iran Threatens Further Retaliation After Missile Strikes Against U.S. (Wall Street Journal) Hours after Iran fired at U.S. forces in Iraq, Ayatollah Khamenei stops short of promising more military action.

The Panthers Are Betting New Coach Matt Rhule Can Fix A Pro Team, Too (The Ringer) After turning Baylor’s and Temple’s programs around, Rhule takes over an NFL team facing an uncertain future.

CNN Settles Nick Sandmann Defamation Lawsuit In Covington Catholic High School Controversy (Fox News) The $250 million defamation suit sought damages for the “emotional distress Nicholas and his family suffered” in the fallout of the network’s reporting.

Report: Red Sox Used Video Replay Room To Steal Signs During World Series-winning 2018 Season (Yahoo! Sports) MLB commissioner Rob Manfred told Sports Illustrated on Tuesday that it will investigate the allegations “with the same thoroughness and vigor that we did Houston.”

S&P 500 Futures Turn Positive, Making Back Overnight Drop As Iran Retaliation Less Than Feared (CNBC) Shortly after 7 a.m. ET, S&P 500 futures were higher by 6 points, or 0.2%, and indicated a higher open for the stock benchmark.

Mike Vrabel Lays Out Blueprint For How Titans Can Upset Ravens In Divisional Round Of AFC Playoffs (CBS Sports) The Titans’ head coach knows what his team will have to do to upset the AFC’s No. 1 seed.

Trump, Bloomberg Each Secure $10 Million Super Bowl Ad Slots (Axios) The Super Bowl is just one day before the Iowa caucuses.

Seahawks-Packers Rivalry Comes Full Circle In Divisional Playoffs With Another Super Bowl At Stake (Sporting News) The NFL divisional playoff matchup between the Packers and Seahawks on Sunday presents a unique opportunity for the two NFC teams with the best overall records since 2010.

Which Candidates Have Qualified For The January Democratic Debate? (NBC News) Five candidates have qualified so far for the January Democratic debate in Des Moines, Iowa, sponsored by CNN and The Des Moines Register.

Before Joining Fox, Troy Aikman Nearly Played One Final Season With The Chargers (Awful Announcing) Aikman was also offered a chance to play for the Eagles during his first season in the broadcast booth.

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