Category: The Daily Outkick

The Daily Outkick: Friday, June 28, 2019

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The Lakers Have Money. Now They Have To Spend Wisely. (Wall Street Journal) What’s the smartest way to build a champion in today’s NBA: talent or fit? Biden Abruptly Ends Answer On Civil Rights Record After Harris Pummeling (Fox News) The former VP was slammed on the debate stage Thursday night, particularly by Harris who… Read more »

The Daily Outkick: Thursday, June 27, 2019

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Three Years After Devastating Death Of Teammate, Vanderbilt Comes ‘Full Circle’ With College World Series Title (NCAA) If you want to know what the glory of Wednesday night meant to the Commodores, start with their feelings about Donny Everett, who wasn’t here. And the father and mother, who were. What Went Down On Night One… Read more »

The Daily Outkick: Wednesday, June 26, 2019

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College World Series: Kumar Rocker Saves Vanderbilt Again, Forces Winner-Take-All National Title Game (The Tennessean) The Commodores beat Michigan 4-1 in Game 2 of the best-of-three national championship series Tuesday to force a winner-take-all title game. The Cost Of An Ad-Free Internet: $35 More Per Month (Recode) A new bill would tell you how much… Read more »

The Daily Outkick: Tuesday, June 25, 2019

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U.S. Holds Off An Ascendant Spain, For Now, At Women’s World Cup (New York Times) Spain is seen as the most rapidly ascendant national team in women’s soccer Media Gears Up For ‘Cat And Mouse Game’ Spotting 2020 Deepfakes (Politico) A University of California, Berkeley professor and digital forensics expert, demonstrated software last week that… Read more »

The Daily Outkick: Monday, June 24, 2019

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We’re Not Using The Term ‘Owner’ (TMZ) NBA commissioner Adam Silver says moving away from the term “owner” makes sense — telling TMZ Sports, “We moved away from that term years ago.” Report: Kawhi Leonard Declines Contract Option; ‘Seriously Considering’ Raptors (Bleacher Report) The Raptors can offer him a five-year, $189.7 million max extension, while… Read more »

The Daily Outkick: Friday, June 21, 2019

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The Most Interesting — And Surprising — Takeaways From The NBA Draft (538) The draft, it seemed, was appropriately going chalk. Until it didn’t. US Called Off Retaliatory Strike Against Iran In Last Minute: Source (Fox News) The United States made a last-minute decision to call off retaliatory strikes against Iran in response to the… Read more »

The Daily Outkick: Thursday, June 20, 2019

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Report: Space Jam 2 Will Star Anthony Davis, Damian Lillard, Klay Thompson, More (Bleacher Report) Anthony Davis may have just found a way to make back his $4 million trade kicker. Biden Not Apologizing For Remarks On Segregationist Senators (AP) Joe Biden refused calls to apologize Wednesday for saying that the Senate “got things done”… Read more »

The Daily Outkick: Wednesday, June 19, 2019

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The Pundit Tree: Have Baggage, Will Manage SI And The Rise Of Joel Klatt (The Big Lead) The tumultuous media landscape, LaVar Ball is always the loudest and never the smartest voice in the room, and more. Trump Launches Re-election Bid Before Jam-packed Arena, Vows To ‘Keep America Great’ (Fox News) Thousands of Trump supporters arrived more… Read more »

The Daily Outkick: Tuesday, June 18, 2019

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College World Series 2019: Monday Scores, Winners And Bracket Results (Bleacher Report) Texas Tech def. Arkansas, 5-4, Michigan def. Florida State, 2-0. Facebook Plans Global Financial System Based On Cryptocurrency (New York Times) If the project should come together, it would be the most far-reaching attempt by a mainstream company to jump into the world of cryptocurrencies.… Read more »

The Daily Outkick: Monday, June 17, 2019

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U.S. Open: Long-Driving Gary Woodland Putts His Way To Victory (New York Times) Woodland was leading by two strokes heading into the final hole. He then sank a 30-foot putt to finish 13 under for the tournament, beating Brooks Koepka by three strokes. Why Google’s Advertising Dominance Is Drawing Antitrust Scrutiny (Wall Street Journal) Tech… Read more »

The Daily Outkick: Friday, June 14, 2019

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How The Raptors Won Their First N.B.A. Championship (New York Times) Toronto held on despite a late push by the Golden State Warriors and won its first title. Threatened With Tariffs, Mexico Is Trying To Reinforce Its Southern Border Ahead Of Trump’s Deadline. (Washington Post) More than 144,000 migrants were apprehended at the U.S. border… Read more »

The Daily Outkick: Thursday, June 13, 2019

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The Blues, Instant Icons In St. Louis, Win Stanley Cup In Unique Fashion (St. Louis Post-Dispatch) Hochman: ‘It had to be this way, man.’ Facebook Worries Emails Could Show Zuckerberg Knew Of Questionable Privacy Practices (Wall Street Journal) Internal exchanges uncovered in response to FTC probe could cast doubt on founder’s commitment to user privacy,… Read more »

The Daily Outkick: Wednesday, June 12, 2019

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U.S. Takes Apart Thailand And The Record Book At The Women’s World Cup (New York Times) The reigning champions delivered a 13-0 thrashing, scoring more goals than any other team in tournament history. Ex-Stanford Sailing Coach Faces Sentencing In U.S. College Scandal (Reuters) John Vandemoer is set to become the first person to be sentenced in… Read more »

The Daily Outkick: Tuesday, June 11, 2019

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Kevin Durant Suffered A Basketball Tragedy (The Ringer) The Warriors force Game 6 of NBA Finals with win in Toronto. America Grows More Divided (New York Times) It is the first time in more than a century that all but one state legislature is dominated by a single party. Emotion Surrounding Durant Injury Hangs Over… Read more »

The Daily Outkick: Monday, June 10, 2019

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One More St. Louis Blues Win & Laura Branigan’s “Gloria” Becomes An Unlikely Championship Anthem (Forbes) Game 7 to be played in Boston on Wednesday. California Dems Agree To Full Health Benefits For Many Low-income Illegal Immigrants, In Swipe At Trump (Fox News) To pay for part of it, the state agreed to start taxing… Read more »

The Daily Outkick: Friday, June 7, 2019

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Jordan Binnington’s Stellar Performance For Blues Lost In Controvesy Of Game 5 (SI) “This is the National Hockey League and they’re getting a black eye with their officiating in the playoffs and here’s another one that’s going to be talked about … It was egregious.”–Bruins coach Bruce Cassidy Fed Begins Debate On Whether To Cut… Read more »

The Daily Outkick: Thursday, June 6, 2019

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The Raptors Tip The Finals With Their Own Strength In Numbers (538) Curry’s monster game for depleted Golden State is not enough. Trump, Other Leaders Mark D-Day’s 75th Anniversary In Normandy, France (Fox News) The ceremony took place on the edge of Omaha Beach in Normandy where thousands of American and Allied soldiers lost their… Read more »

The Daily Outkick: Wednesday, June 5, 2019

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In 2003, Steve Kerr Created The Perfect Shooter. In 2019, He Coaches Him. (New York Times) In 2003, Steve Kerr wrote a story for Yahoo called “Creating the perfect shooter.” With Stephen Curry, Klay Thompson and Kevin Durant, he now coaches three of them. Top Dem Lawmaker Downplays Trump’s Impeachment, Suggest Media Is Pushing For… Read more »

The Daily Outkick: Tuesday, June 4, 2019

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Hank Haney Suspended In Latest Outrage Mob Absurdity (Outkick) The nation’s third largest newspaper is calling for a golf opinionist to be banned from every golf course in the world because they didn’t like what he said about the game of golf. Congress, Enforcement Agencies Target Tech (Wall Street Journal) Federal antitrust enforcers and lawmakers… Read more »

The Daily Outkick: Monday, June 3, 2019

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The Warriors Ride The Lightning To An NBA Finals Split (The Ringer) The champs had to grind their way through multiple injuries—including one that puts Klay Thompson’s status in doubt—to earn a series-tying win in Game 2. Google And Amazon Are At The Center Of A Storm Brewing Over Big Tech (New York Times) If… Read more »