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The Daily Outkick: Thursday, October 17, 2019

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The Rams’ Risky Bet Redefines The Cost Of Doing Business In The NFL (The Ringer) L.A. is all in. Again. Trading two first-round picks for Jalen Ramsey is a high-wire act of roster-building not seen by a contender in a long time. Trump, Democrats Clash After House Passes Resolution Opposing U.S. Withdrawal In Syria (Wall… Read more »

The Daily Outkick: Wednesday, October 16, 2019

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The Nationals Are Going To The World Series (Washington Post) The Nationals swept the Cardinals in the NLCS, clinching a spot in the World Series. Democratic Debate: The Moments That Mattered (Wall Street Journal) Warren got the front-runner treatment and Biden defended his son’s business ties. LeBron Bends The Knee For Chinese Dictators (Outkick) How… Read more »

The Daily Outkick: Tuesday, October 15, 2019

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LeBron Air-balls His Opportunity To Address China, Daryl Morey Controversy (Yahoo! Sports) He essentially told Morey to shut up and dribble … or at least shut up and study advanced analytics or shut up and crunch salary-cap numbers or shut up and do whatever the general manager equivalent of dribbling is. Elite M.B.A. Programs Report… Read more »

The Daily Outkick: Monday, October 14, 2019

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Astros Beat Yankees As Bullpen Battle Ends With One Swing (New York Times) Houston evened the A.L.C.S. when Carlos Correa’s home run in the 11th ended a long battle between two bullpens. Executives Rethink Social-Media Policies After China Dust-Up (Wall Street Journal) Companies set the rules when it comes to public expression by corporate executives… Read more »

The Daily Outkick: Friday, October 11, 2019

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35 Thoughts On The Patriots’ Disjointed Win Over The Giants (Boston.com) The defense, again, was spectacular. Ukraine Whistleblower May Not Testify In Person (Wall Street Journal) Lawmakers are awaiting an appearance Friday by the former Ukraine ambassador. Outkick’s Gambling Picks For Week 7 2019 (Outkick) We will not let the picks go quietly into the… Read more »

The Daily Outkick: Thursday, October 10, 2019

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The Clayton Kershaw Playoff Narrative Will Never Go Away (The Ringer) There were many goats in the Dodgers’ Game 5 NLDS loss to Nationals, but the focus will remain on the onetime ace who gave away the lead in a relief appearance. AOC Joins Cruz, Sasse, Others In Letter To NBA’s Silver Condemning League For… Read more »

The Daily Outkick: Wednesday, October 9, 2019

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The Rays Bullpen Their Way Past Justin Verlander And The Astros (New York Times) Tampa Bay’s committee of relievers — with help from one starter — outdid the Houston ace, forcing a decisive Game 5 in this division series. China Lashes Out At Western Businesses As It Tries To Cut Support For Hong Kong Protests… Read more »

The Daily Outkick: Tuesday, October 8, 2019

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The “Woke” NBA’s Response To China Is Pathetic (Outkick) The NBA is now apologizing for democracy. Chinese State Broadcaster Drops Two NBA Games After Hong Kong Tweet (Wall Street Journal) China Central Television is also reconsidering other cooperation. Colliding With China, The N.B.A. Retreats With A Bruised Spine (New York Times) For the N.B.A., which… Read more »

The Daily Outkick: Monday, October 7, 2019

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Redskins Fire Coach Jay Gruden After 0-5 Start (Washington Post) Gruden was summoned to the team’s facility in Ashburn at 5 a.m. Monday morning by owner Daniel Snyder and team president Bruce Allen, who informed him of the decision. U.S. Senator Ted Cruz Joins Wave Of Politicians To Support Daryl Morey (Rockets Wire) U.S. Senator… Read more »

The Daily Outkick: Friday, October 4, 2019

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Russell Wilson Is Off To His Best Start Ever (The Ringer) The Seahawks QB entered the MVP debate after a nail-biter win over the Rams. Is Impeachment More Popular Because Of Ukraine? Or Because Voters Are Sheep? (538) If voters are basically lemmings following the dictates of their party’s leaders, fairly unpopular ideas can in… Read more »

The Daily Outkick: Thursday, October 3, 2019

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Rays Out-Moneyball Billy Beane And The Athletics In The AL Wild-Card Game (SI) The Rays and A’s met for the AL wild-card game Wednesday night in the battle of the low payrolls. With Warren Gaining, Biden Builds A Super Tuesday Fortress (Politico) Implicit in Joe Biden’s strategy is the idea that the South is tough… Read more »

The Daily Outkick: Wednesday, October 2, 2019

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Nationals Storm Back Late In Wild-card Game To Stun Brewers, 4-3, Advance To NLDS (Washington Post) Juan Soto stood in the middle of the infield, his helmet ripped off his head, his arms punching the air as the Nationals Park crowd of nearly 43,000 leaped and high-fived and screamed all around him. Accusations Over Trump… Read more »

The Daily Outkick: Tuesday, October 1, 2019

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The Starting 11: Where Do The Broncos And Redskins Go From Here? (The Ringer) Denver and Washington are both sitting at 0-4, but unlike other winless teams around the NFL, neither seems to have a clear plan for how to turn things around. America’s Most Polarizing Brands: News Media Companies (Axios) News media companies make… Read more »

The Daily Outkick: Monday, September 30, 2019

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The Giants Passed On Dwayne Haskins, But Dwayne Haskins Couldn’t Pass On The Giants (The Ringer) In a matchup between rookie quarterbacks, Daniel Jones outdueled the new Washington signal-caller. But this was only the first chapter in what could be a long NFC East rivalry. Whistleblower Is Expected To Testify Soon (Wall Street Journal) The… Read more »

The Daily Outkick: Friday, September 27, 2019

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The Eagles’ Win Over The Packers Re-established Them As An NFC Power (The Ringer) Philadelphia was able to stop a scorching-hot Aaron Rodgers and tear apart a much-hyped Green Bay defense. Even at 2-2, this squad has what it needs to make a run. Republicans Want Whistleblower’s Sources, As Inconsistencies In Complaint Emerge (Fox News)… Read more »

The Daily Outkick: Thursday, September 26, 2019

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Jalen Ramsey Trade Speculation, Explained: From Illness To Injury To Indefinite Leave From Team (Washington Post) On Wednesday evening, the saga took another turn when the Jaguars announced Ramsey was leaving the team for the birth of his child, and would return “when he’s ready.” Whistleblower Complaint Has Been Declassified And Contains No ‘Surprises,’ GOP… Read more »

The Daily Outkick: Wednesday, September 25, 2019

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Our Brief NFL Holding Nightmare May Finally Be Over (The Ringer) In 2018, offensive holding was called 2.8 times per game, but in the first 33 contests of 2019 there were 5.7 holds per game, according to ESPN’s Kevin Seifert. That’s more than twice last year’s rate. Trump To Release Transcript Amid Impeachment Push (Wall… Read more »

The Daily Outkick: Tuesday, September 24, 2019

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The Browns Are Not Ready To Contend (The Ringer) After falling to the Rams, Cleveland is now 1-2, with their only win coming against the Sam Darnold–less Jets. Baker Mayfield and Co. have plenty of kinks to work out. Trump Put Hold On Military Aid Ahead Of Phone Call With Ukraine’s President (Wall Street Journal)… Read more »

The Daily Outkick: Monday, September 23, 2019

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Daniel Jones’s Legend-Making Debut Shows We All Know Nothing (The Ringer) Playing without Saquon Barkley for much of Sunday, the oft-derided Giants rookie made plays with his arms and legs for a dramatic victory over the Buccaneers. Giuliani Accuses Ukraine Of Laundering $3M To Hunter Biden, Asks How Obama Could Let That Happen (Fox News)… Read more »

The Daily Outkick: Friday, September 20, 2019

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Gardner Minshew II Is A Jaguars QB Worth Getting Excited About (The Ringer) The rookie passer turned in his third impressive performance in a row, dispatching the Titans 20-7 Trudeau Apologizes Again As Another Old Image In Blackface Emerges (Wall Street Journal) Canadian prime minister’s re-election campaign still dealing with fallout from 2001 image in… Read more »