The Daily Outkick: Wednesday, February 20, 2019

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Manny Machado, Padres Agree To 10-Year, $300 Million Deal (Wall Street Journal) The pact is the largest free-agent contract in the history of North American sports. Family Of Covington High Teen Sues Washington Post For $250 Million (Chicago Tribune) The suit alleges that The Post “targeted and bullied” 16-year-old Nicholas Sandmann. C.J. Anderson: Todd Gurley ‘Was More Hurt… Read more »

The Daily Outkick: Tuesday, February 19, 2019

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Who Could Get Hit With The NFL Franchise Tag In 2019? (Washington Post) NFL’s offseason kicks off in earnest Tuesday, when teams can start applying the franchise or transition tag to a pending free agent of their choice. States File Suit Against Trump Administration Over Wall Emergency (Wall Street Journal) California takes lead to fight president’s… Read more »

The Daily Outkick: Monday, February 18, 2019

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The Winners And Losers Of The 2019 NBA All-Star Game (The Ringer) Kevin Durant might have won MVP honors on Sunday night, but did he truly win the night? Police: Two Brothers Told Investigators They Were Paid By Jussie Smollett To Stage Attack (USA Today) Two brothers told Chicago police investigators that they were paid by “Empire”… Read more »

All That and a Bag of Mail

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It’s Friday and I’m leaving tomorrow for Mexico for a week — and we have no TV show today — so let’s get the mailbag rolling so I can start drinking margaritas early. As always you can send your mailbag questions to me at claytravis@gmail.com Okay, here we go: Eric writes: “It appears that ‘Empire’… Read more »

The Daily Outkick: Friday, February 15, 2019

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Colin Kaepernick Wanted $20 million To Play In AAF (Washington Post) That’s far beyond the salary structure of the AAF, which is giving each of its players, regardless of position, a three-year contract worth $250,000. Trump To Sign Spending Deal, Declare National Emergency (Wall Street Journal) Trump plans to sign a spending bill then declare a national… Read more »

The Daily Outkick: Thursday, February 14, 2019

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Was The Joe Flacco Trade A Good Move For The Broncos? Internet Says: Flacc-no! (Washington Post) The Broncos are expected to shop Keenum and release him if they can’t find a trading partner. Border-Security Funding Deal Nears A Vote (Wall Street Journal) President Trump leans toward backing bill, says he has options to get more funds for… Read more »

The Daily Outkick: Wednesday, February 13, 2019

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We’re Not Ready To Bury The Kyler Murray–Cardinals Theories Just Yet (The Ringer) After Murray signed on with the Arizona head coach’s agent this week, we can’t forget about the previous comments Kingsbury made about him. Trump Is ‘Not Happy’ With Border Deal, But Doesn’t Say If He Will Sign It (New York Times) The new… Read more »

Anonymous Mailbag

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Rejoice, it’s anonymous mailbag Tuesday. The anonymous mailbag is brought to you by my guy Ryan Kelley at The Home Loan Expert. It’s a new year and now is the time to get prequalified for a mortgage in just five minutes. Yep, five minutes. That way if a house suddenly goes on the market and you want… Read more »

The Daily Outkick: Tuesday, February 12, 2019

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Browns Sign Kareem Hunt, Who Was Cut By Chiefs For Violence Against A Woman (Washington Post) It’s not clear when Hunt will play; he faces a potential suspension by the NFL next season under its personal conduct policy. Lawmakers Reach Agreement In Principle To Fund Border Security, Avoid Shutdown (Wall Street Journal) Lawmakers have been negotiating agreement… Read more »

The Daily Outkick: Monday, February 11, 2019

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Alliance Of American Football Excites With Big Plays, Big Ratings On Opening Night (SI) The CBS broadcast out-rated ABC’s Saturday night broadcast of the Rockets vs. Thunder. Virginia Lieutenant Governor Faces Eroding Support From Democrats After New Accuser Speaks (New York Times) The woman accused Fairfax of raping her while they were students at Duke University. AAF… Read more »

All That and a Bag of Mail

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It’s Friday, rejoice. Let’s dive right into the mailbag with all your questions from the world of sports and beyond: Adam writes: “I live in Virginia – where our Governor, Lt. Governor and Attorney General — two white guys in black face and a black guy accused of sexual assault — have been headline news.  Regardless… Read more »

The Daily Outkick: Friday, February 8, 2019

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A Week Ago, The Wizards Swore They Wouldn’t Break Up Their Big Three. One Step Changed That. (Washington Post) Beal, Porter Jr. and Wall were supposed to be the Wizards’ long-term core. Then an injury changed everything. Jeff Bezos Accuses National Enquirer Of ‘Extortion And Blackmail’ (New York Times) In an online post, Mr. Bezos said intermediaries… Read more »

The Daily Outkick: Thursday, February 7, 2019

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Pelicans May Be Using Stalled Anthony Davis Trade Talks To Sabotage Lakers (Yahoo! Sports) The Lakers are “running low on hope” that the Pelicans will engage them again Second Virginia Democrat Says He Wore Blackface, Throwing Party Into Turmoil (New York Times) The governor and attorney general acknowledged wearing blackface in the past, and the lieutenant governor… Read more »

Could the NFL Be Preparing to Take the NFL Sunday Ticket From DirecTV?

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There was an interesting moment that took place during Sunday’s Super Bowl that had nothing to do with the game itself — CBS cameras cut to video of NFL commissioner Roger Goodell in his suite and alongside the NFL commissioner was a very familiar face in the business world — Amazon’s Jeff Bezos. @outkick Super… Read more »

The Daily Outkick: Wednesday, February 6, 2019

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Sixers Go For It With Tobias Harris, Clippers Prepare For Summer 2019 (SI) The first major trade deadline domino fell Wednesday morning, as the Clippers and 76ers agreed upon a deal. Trump Lays Out Agenda To Divided Congress In Second State Of The Union (CBS News) 76% of Americans who tuned in to Trump’s State of the… Read more »

Anonymous Mailbag

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Rejoice, it’s anonymous mailbag Tuesday. The anonymous mailbag is brought to you by my guy Ryan Kelley at The Home Loan Expert. It’s a new year and now is the time to get prequalified for a mortgage in just five minutes. Yep, five minutes. That way if a house suddenly goes on the market and you want… Read more »

The Daily Outkick: Tuesday, February 5, 2019

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Boring Game Plus New Orleans Rebellion Leads To Ratings Drop (New York Times) Though New Orleans isn’t one of the country’s largest markets, it is one of the most fervent for football Trump To Call For Bipartisanship As He Threatens To Declare Emergency (Wall Street Journal) Tuesday’s State of the Union speech comes at a time of… Read more »

ESPN Fires Adnan Virk For Leaking To Media

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According to the New York Post ESPN fired Adnan Virk for failing to comply with an investigation into leaking information to the media. Quoth the Post: “Virk is accused of leaking confidential company information to the media on multiple occasions, according to sources. When ESPN investigated the allegations, it felt that Virk failed to fully… Read more »

Lock It In’s Judges Are Refusing To Crown Their King

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Not since the O.J. Simpson verdict have I been more troubled by the judgment of a group of American citizens. Only this time the case isn’t about whether or not someone committed double murder, it’s about something far more consequential than that — the rightful Lock It In kingship championship for this past week. Here’s… Read more »

The Daily Outkick: Monday, February 4, 2019

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The Patriots’ Unyielding Dynasty Claims Sixth Super Bowl Title (New York Times) In the Year of Offense, the N.F.L.’s championship game didn’t have much. Will Trump The Disrupter Play Nice At The State Of The Union Again? (Politico) Speaking to Congress is one of the few norms the president hasn’t turned upside-down. Six Plays That Explain How… Read more »