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The Daily Outkick: Friday, May 24, 2019

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Kawhi Was The Best Player On The Court In One Of The Biggest Wins In Raptors History (The Ringer) Toronto won Game 5 of the East finals, and is now one win away from its first NBA Finals, because Leonard performed like the best player in the game, the series, and the conference. Harvey Weinstein… Read more »

The Daily Outkick: Thursday, May 23, 2019

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NFL Reduces Single-headers, Moves Back Sunday Divisional Playoff Game Times, Cuts Number Of Super Bowl Ad Breaks (Awful Announcing) Divisional playoff games on Sunday will now start at 3 p.m. Eastern and 6:30 p.m. Eastern, the same times as the conference championship games. Avenatti Charged With Stealing Money Owed To Stormy Daniels (Wall Street Journal)… Read more »

The Daily Outkick: Wednesday, May 22, 2019

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Raptors Rout Bucks To Tie Up East Finals (Yahoo! Sports) The Toronto Raptors evened the Eastern Conference Finals with a 120-102 victory on Tuesday. Online Ads Can Be Targeted Based On Your Emotions (Vox) Brands that want to reach women, for example, are buying ads on sad New York Times articles. Blues Fans Refused To… Read more »

The Daily Outkick: Tuesday, May 21, 2019

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The Warriors Are Still The Comeback Kids (The Ringer) Even the game of Meyers Leonard’s life couldn’t keep the Blazers from getting swept. Nashville Church ‘Shooter’ Wanted To Kill ‘a Minimum Of 10 White Churchgoers’ (New York Post) The trial of Emanuel Samson, who is accused of fatally shooting a woman and wounding seven others… Read more »

The Daily Outkick: Monday, May 20, 2019

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Game Of Thrones: Series Finale Reaction (Outkick) Clay Travis breaks down the series finale of Game of Thrones. Is Brooks Koepka Golf’s New King? His Competition Would Like A Word (New York Times) Brooks Koepka has won four of the last eight majors he has played, but he is not nearly as dominant in other… Read more »

The Daily Outkick: Friday, May 17, 2019

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The Warriors Are Taking It Back To 2015, And The Blazers Can’t Do Anything To Stop It (The Ringer) On the backs of vintage performances from Steph Curry and Draymond Green, the Warriors stole a game they seemed destined to lose Man In Country Illegally Charged With 11 Murders In Texas (AP) 46-year-old Billy Chemirmir has… Read more »

The Daily Outkick: Thursday, May 16, 2019

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Brook Lopez’s Playoff Career-High 29 Points Boost Bucks Past Raptors (SI) Lopez was the team’s leading scorer, and kept the Bucks alive long enough for them to ultimately take over down the stretch. Colorado School Shooting Suspects Will Both Be Tried As Adults (Washington Post) Prosecutors have charged two suspects in the STEM charter school… Read more »

The Daily Outkick: Wednesday, May 15, 2019

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2019 N.B.A. Draft Lottery: Pelicans Win No. 1 Pick, And The Right To Select Zion Williamson (New York Times) “The biggest challenge is just trying to live up to everyone’s expectations,” Duke’s Zion Williamson said before the N.B.A.’s draft lottery on Tuesday. Facebook, Under Pressure Over Terrorist Content, Restricts Live Streaming (Wall Street Journal) Facebook’s… Read more »

The Daily Outkick: Tuesday, May 14, 2019

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Robert Kraft Wins Critical Ruling: Video Evidence Is Thrown Out (New York Times) Patriots owner Robert Kraft all but defeated two charges of solicitation of prostitution when a Florida county judge on Monday threw out key evidence obtained in surveillance videos and a traffic stop. Actress Felicity Huffman Pleads Guilty For Her Role In College… Read more »

The Daily Outkick: Monday, May 13, 2019

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Game of Thrones Season Eight, Episode 5 (Outkick) As we sat down to watch the penultimate episode of Game of Thrones season eight, I couldn’t help but wonder, could this be it for one, or both, of the two most famous mothers on this show — Daenerys Targaryen or Cersei Lannister? ‘This One Hurts’: Rockets… Read more »

The Daily Outkick: Friday, May 10, 2019

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The Chicago Cubs Are Run By Hypocritical Idiots (Outkick) So the Cubs are fine with employing a baseball player — and paying him millions of dollars — despite the fact that he beat a woman, but they draw the line at Internet prank hand gestures from fans? Jeff Bezos Unveils Blue Origin’s Vision For Space,… Read more »

The Daily Outkick: Thursday, May 9, 2019

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Winners And Losers: The Warriors Won, But Possibly Lost Kevin Durant (The Ringer) Golden State now awaits word on the severity of the superstar’s calf strain. California OKs New Sex-ed Guidelines For Teachers Despite Objections From Parents, Protesters (Fox News) The California Department of Education approved controversial sex education guidelines for public school teachers Wednesday… Read more »

The Daily Outkick: Wednesday, May 8, 2019

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The Warriors Are Leaning Into The Death Lineup — And It’s Not Working (538) The NBA’s most feared lineup has begun to show signs of vulnerability — and the Houston Rockets have taken advantage. School Shooting In Colorado Leaves 1 Student Dead And 8 Injured (New York Times) The sheriff said the injured students were… Read more »

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… Read more »

The Daily Outkick: Monday, May 6, 2019

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At Kentucky Derby, ‘Sometimes You Win And You Lose All In The Same Race’ (New York Times) “I think this is the most egregious disqualification in the history of horse racing, and not just because it’s our horse,” Gary West, owner of Maximum Security. Daenerys Vs. Everyone Is The Definitive Final Conflict In ‘Game Of… Read more »

The Daily Outkick: Friday, May 3, 2019

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Elton Brand’s Vision Looks Pretty Good When Joel Embiid Dominates Like He Did In Game 3 (The Ringer) Unlike his predecessors, the first-year Sixers GM went all in on the now. It’s hard to blame him on a night when Embiid drops 33 points in 28 minutes and blows Kawhi Leonard and the Raptors off… Read more »

The Daily Outkick: Thursday, May 2, 2019

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Joe Tessitore, Booger McFarland Will Return As ESPN’s Monday Night Football Broadcast Team In 2019 (Awful Announcing) Tess and Booger are coming back this fall, for better or worse. U.N.C. Charlotte Student Couldn’t Run, So He Tackled The Gunman (New York Times) Riley Howell charged at the gunman, who had already fired several rounds, and… Read more »

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… Read more »

The Daily Outkick: Tuesday, April 30, 2019

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Mistakes Were Made: How The Night King And Gregg Popovich Failed Their Teams (The Ringer) Bad strategy, poor clock management, and a lack of roster help—two legends fell this weekend, and their demises shared a number of parallels. U.S. Youth Suicides Up After Netflix Show, Cause Unclear – Study (Reuters) Suicides by young Americans rose… Read more »

The Daily Outkick: Monday, April 29, 2019

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The Rockets Still Believe They Can Beat The Warriors. Are They Right? (Wall Street Journal) They nearly pulled it off last year. Now they have another shot at the upset that would rupture the NBA. Police: 8 Shot, 1 Fatally, In Latest Baltimore Shooting (AP) A gunman fired indiscriminately into a crowd that had gathered… Read more »