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The Daily Outkick: Friday, October 25, 2019

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How The Packers’ Extreme Makeover Turned Green Bay Into The Class Of The NFC (The Ringer) The franchise experienced its worst season in a decade in 2018. But after an offseason that saw a new coach, new players, and new philosophies enter the fold, the Packers are 6-1 and seem to be hitting their stride.… Read more »

The Daily Outkick: Thursday, October 24, 2019

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World Series: Nationals Stun Astros In Game 2 To Seize Control (New York Times) A pitching duel turned into a blowout thanks to Washington’s six-run seventh inning, and the Nationals cruised to their eighth straight postseason win. GOP Lawmakers Storm Hearing On Impeachment (Wall Street Journal) Protest over closed-door nature of House’s inquiry delays by hours… Read more »

The Daily Outkick: Wednesday, October 23, 2019

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Nationals Fans, Welcome To The World Series. (Washington Post) Here’s Hoping You Make It To The End. Anxious Democratic Establishment Asks, ‘Is There Anybody Else?’ (New York Times) “Since the last debate, just anecdotally, I’ve had five or six people ask me: ‘Is there anybody else?’” said Leah Daughtry, a longtime Democrat who has run two… Read more »

The Daily Outkick: Tuesday, October 22, 2019

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The Patriots Defense Is Doing Things We’ve Never Seen Before (The Ringer) Forget about the quality of competition—New England’s seven-game stretch is frightening for any era. Just ask Sam Darnold. Trudeau Wins Re-Election But Fails To Secure Majority (Wall Street Journal) His Liberals will lead minority government, relying on support from other parties to pass legislation.… Read more »

The Daily Outkick: Monday, October 21, 2019

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Starting 11: How Long Is Tua Out Edition? (Outkick) As we enter the last week of football in October the playoff race could be exceedingly simple or chaos could emerge. Chinese State Television Vows ‘Retribution’ Against N.B.A.’s Adam Silver (New York Times) The state-run network accused the N.B.A. commissioner of lying when he said that… Read more »

The Daily Outkick: Friday, October 18, 2019

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Patrick Mahomes’s Knee Injury Could Be A Disaster—For The Chiefs And The NFL (The Ringer) The reigning MVP left the game in the second quarter and did not return. Without him, Kansas City is missing the player who powers their offense, and the league as a whole is without its most fun superstar. Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg… Read more »

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 »