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The Daily Outkick: Thursday, April 4, 2019

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How Chris Beard Built Texas Tech Into College Basketball’s Most Unlikely Juggernaut (The Ringer) The Red Raiders were long a Big 12 afterthought. Now they’re on the brink of a national title. Lori Loughlin, Felicity Huffman Appear In Court For College-Admissions Case (Wall Street Journal) Parents face charges in what prosecutors have described as a… Read more »

The Daily Outkick: Wednesday, April 3, 2019

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Five Takeaways From The Collapse Of The AAF (The Ringer) The upstart football league will suspend football operations fewer than two months after it kicked off, but there are lessons to learn from the wreckage. Biden’s Tactile Politics Threaten His Return In The #MeToo Era (New York Times) On Tuesday, two more women told The… Read more »

The Daily Outkick: Tuesday, April 2, 2019

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John Calipari, Kentucky Agree To Contract Extension Allowing Him To Finish Career With Wildcats (CBS Sports) Kentucky made a massive offer to retain its prized coach in Lexington for as long as he’d like. Second Woman Alleges That Joe Biden Touched Her Inappropriately (Washington Post) A former congressional aide to Rep. Jim Himes (D-Conn.) says… Read more »

The Daily Outkick: Monday, April 1, 2019

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The Winners And Losers Of The NCAA Tournament’s Elite Eight (The Ringer) The regional finals were rough for RJ Barrett, Carsen Edwards, and television executives, but validating for Virginia. Avenatti Vs. Nike: The Showdown That Ensnared A Celebrity Lawyer (Wall Street Journal) A secretly recorded meeting and a tax investigation lead to extortion and fraud… Read more »

The Daily Outkick: Friday, March 29, 2019

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Tennessee Came Back From 18 Down Just To Blow It Again (The Ringer) Ryan Cline’s final total of 27 points on 10-of-13 shooting (7-of-10 from deep) was a career high. Jussie Smollett Case Prompts Criticism From Prosecutors And Trump Amid Questions About Dropped Charges (Washington Post) President Trump wants federal officials to look into a case he called… Read more »

The Daily Outkick: Thursday, March 28, 2019

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How College Basketball’s Cinderella Became a Blue Blood (The Ringer) Is this the year Mark Few’s team will break through and win its first national championship? Jussie Smollett, Who Fooled The Media And Faced The Backlash, Beats The System (Fox News) What happened in Chicago was an absolute travesty of justice. MSNBC’s Trump-Russia Ratings Fizzle: ‘Time… Read more »

The Daily Outkick: Wednesday, March 27, 2019

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NFL Owners Approve New Rule Making Pass Interference Reviewable (Bleacher Report) According to Adam Schefter, both offensive and defensive pass interference calls will now be challengeable. Jussie Smollett’s Charges Are Dropped, Angering Mayor And Police (New York Times) “This was a whitewash of Justice,” Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel How Colin Kaepernick’s Lawyer Dealt With Nike And Became… Read more »

The Daily Outkick: Tuesday, March 26, 2019

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The Singular Greatness Of Rob Gronkowski (The Ringer) After nine seasons in the NFL, the Patriots star is hanging up his cleats. Michael Avenatti Charged With Attempted Extortion From Nike, Bank Fraud (Wall Street Journal) Prosecutors say lawyer defrauded a bank and threatened to publicize alleged Nike misconduct in attempting to extract more than $20 million. Portland… Read more »

The Daily Outkick: Monday, March 25, 2019

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N.C.A.A. Tournament: Duke Avoids Upset In Win Over Central Florida (New York Times) Zion Williamson scored 32 points in Duke’s win over Central Florida on Sunday. Mueller Doesn’t Find Trump Campaign Conspired With Russia (Wall Street Journal) President Trump called the findings a “complete and total exoneration.” Rob Gronkowski Is Going Out On Top (The Ringer) After nine… Read more »

The Daily Outkick: Friday, March 22, 2019

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March Madness Real-Time Win Probabilities (538) In-game win probabilities and chances of advancing, updating live. ISIS Caliphate Has Crumbled And Last Stronghold Liberated (Fox News) Although local media say Baghouz, Syria is now fully liberated, U.S. military leaders say there are still remnants possibly hiding in caves. The Ja Morant Triple-Double Experience Is An Instant March Madness… Read more »

The Daily Outkick: Thursday, March 21, 2019

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2019 March Madness Predictions (538) In-game win probabilities and chances of advancing, updating live. Disney-Fox Deal Is Complete; CEO Bob Iger’s Big Swing Could Change Media Industry (LA Times) Iger has worked tirelessly to position Disney as the world’s preeminent entertainment company. Can Zion Williamson Join The Triple Ones Club? (The Ringer) How many players have won… Read more »

The Daily Outkick: Wednesday, March 20, 2019

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‘Absolutely No Way’ Robert Kraft Will Take No-Plea Deal In Prostitution Case (New York Post) The state attorney’s office says it will drop the charges if he admits he would have been found guilty at trial of soliciting a prostitute. A Trojan Horse: USC Was The Most Frequent Target In Alleged Admissions Scheme (Washington Post) The… Read more »

The Daily Outkick: Tuesday, March 19, 2019

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Why Zion Williamson Is Poised To Change The Course Of NCAA History (The Atlantic) There is no more exciting player in college basketball—in all of basketball, perhaps—than Duke’s Zion Williamson. Warren Calls For Scrapping U.S. Electoral College In 2020 Televised Town Hall (Reuters) It was the first time Warren has explicitly called to eliminate the system… Read more »

The Daily Outkick: Monday, March 18, 2019

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N.C.A.A. Tournament: Duke And The A.C.C. Rule The Bracket (New York Times) Zion Williamson and Duke received the top seed in the N.C.A.A. tournament. Biden Announces He’s Running — Then Corrects Himself (Politico) For an instant, Joe Biden was running. 2019 NCAA Tournament Bracket Breakdown: A Region-By-Region Guide (SI) Here’s everything you need to know about the… Read more »

The Daily Outkick: Friday, March 15, 2019

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Syracuse’s Frank Howard Denies He Tried To Trip Duke’s Zion Williamson After A Dunk (USA Today) Zion finished a perfect 13-for-13 from the floor while leading Duke to a 84-72 win. Lori Loughlin’s Daughters Drop Out Of USC After Admissions Scandal (New York Post) They’re afraid of being bullied over the massive college admissions scam. John McClain’s… Read more »

The Daily Outkick: Thursday, March 14, 2019

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Five N.F.L. Teams That Have Already Shaken Up Their Rosters (New York Times) As the N.F.L. turned its calendar to the 2019 season a number of teams have already made grand attempts to rework their rosters. The Tip, The Yale Coach And The Wire: How The College Admissions Scam Unraveled (Wall Street Journal) The investigation snared families… Read more »

The Daily Outkick: Wednesday, March 13, 2019

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It’s Time to Take the Browns Seriously Now That They Have Odell (The Ringer) Cleveland is dominating this offseason after completing a blockbuster trade for the receiver. College Admissions Scandal: Actresses, Business Leaders And Other Wealthy Parents Charged (New York Times) It was the Justice Department’s largest ever college admissions prosecution. Le’Veon Bell Saga Finally Ends As… Read more »

The Daily Outkick: Tuesday, March 12, 2019

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Russell Westbrook To Fan At Jazz Game: ‘I’ll F— You Up, You And Your Wife’ (Yahoo! Sports) Russell Westbrook’s contentious relationship with Utah Jazz fans hit a new level Monday Nancy Pelosi: Congress Should Not Impeach Trump (New York Post) House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has revealed she does not support impeaching President Trump because it would be… Read more »

The Daily Outkick: Monday, March 11, 2019

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The Antonio Brown Trade Offers A Glimpse Into The Raiders’ Future (The Ringer) It’s possible that Brown will come to infect this organization the same way he did Pittsburgh, but that’s a gamble the Raiders will accept. Covington Catholic Student’s Lawyer Plans Lawsuit Against CNN After Suing Washington Post (USA Today) Nick Sandmann plans to sue CNN… Read more »

The Daily Outkick: Friday, March 8, 2019

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Wiretap Reveals LSU Coach Will Wade Discussed Recruiting ‘Offer’ With Hoops Scandal Middleman (Yahoo! Sports) The tape suggests the FBI possesses additional evidence and phone conversations that could be entered into evidence in the second trial. Paul Manafort Sentenced To 47 Months (Wall Street Journal) Ex-Trump campaign chairman gets considerably less than prosecutors had sought for tax… Read more »