The Daily Outkick: Wednesday, May 1, 2019

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Winners And Losers: James Harden Is A Meme Now, And Not In A Good Way (The Ringer) The Warriors’ glue guys took advantage of a less-than-full-strength Harden to win Game 2.

Facebook Unveils Redesign As It Tries To Move Past Privacy Scandals (New York Times) The social network rolled out a redesign, in the most visible signal of how it is starting to emphasize private communications.

Court Says Olympian Caster Semenya, Thought To Have An Intersex Condition, Cannot Compete Unless She Uses Hormone-Suppressing Drugs (Washington Post) The South African middle-distance runner is thought to have an intersex condition that causes her body to produce increased testosterone.

Democrats Are Stifling Their Liberal Wing’s Biggest Ideas (538) The newly elected progressive members have made a lot of news but less legislative impact — a fact not lost on the members themselves.

Does Marshawn Lynch Belong In The Hall Of Fame? (Yahoo! Sports) Amid the hype and fanfare of the NFL draft, Marshawn Lynch slipped out the back door when no one was looking.

So Is Trump Winning Again Or What? (Politico) “Trump’s at 45 percent overall job approval. At 50 percent he’d be a shoo-in, at 40 percent he’d be a dead duck. So 45 percent is right on the precipice, could go either way. He’s a serious candidate for reelection.”

NHL Playoffs Bracket 2019: Full Schedule, Dates, Times, TV Channels For Round 2 (Sporting News) The chase for the 2019 Stanley Cup moves to its second stage Thursday with a pair of games, beginning with the Blue Jackets vs. the Bruins at 7 p.m. ET.

Actor Jussie Smollett Not Expected To Return To ‘Empire’ Next Season (Wall Street Journal) The actor has been in a storm of controversy since Chicago authorities accused him of faking a hate crime last January.

Chiefs Owner Clark Hunt’s Actions Speak Louder Than Words When It Comes To Domestic Abuse And Violence (CBS Sports) From Tyreek Hill to Kareem Hunt to Frank Clark, Hunt’s response has been consistently disturbing.

‘Game Of Thrones’ Battle Of Winterfell Hits All-Time Series & HBO Viewership High (Deadline) The third episode of the Emmy-winning series’ eighth and final season is now the most-watched GOT and most-watched HBO series in the history of the WarnerMedia-owned outlet.

Chris Paul Mocked Refs By Celebrating After They Finally Called A Foul On A James Harden 3-pointer (For The Win) Chris Paul gleefully celebrated the call that finally sent Harden to the free throw line.