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The Daily Outkick: Thursday, March 7, 2019

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We’ll Know Which NFL Teams Are Paying Attention At The Draft (The Ringer) There were lessons to be learned from the combine about which players are most desirable in the modern NFL. Mark Zuckerberg Says He’ll Shift Focus To Users’ Privacy (New York Times) Facebook would change from being a digital town square to creating a… Read more »

The Daily Outkick: Wednesday, March 6, 2019

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Why The Lakers’ 2019 NBA Playoff Odds Are Next To Impossible (Sporting News) The Lakers are buried in the Western Conference standings. Southern Border At ‘Breaking Point’ After More Than 76,000 Illegal Immigrants Tried Crossing In February (Fox) An increase of 31 percent over January were apprehended. Adidas Officials And Aspiring Agent Receive Prison Sentences In… Read more »

The Daily Outkick: Tuesday, March 5, 2019

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LeBron James, Slumping Lakers Fall Further Back In West With Loss Vs. Clippers (Bleacher Report) The Lakers’ dismal season continued Monday with a 113-105 loss to the Clippers at Staples Center. Trump And GOP Make ‘Socialism’ The Bogeyman Of 2020, As Democrats Bristle (Dallas News) Sanders and freshman Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of New York, are driving much… Read more »

The Daily Outkick: Monday, March 4, 2019

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LeBron James Commits Bizarre, Careless Turnover In Lakers’ Crucial Loss To Lowly Suns (CBS Sports) It really sums up his first season with the Lakers: strange, comical and disappointing. Rand Paul Says He Will Vote For Measure Blocking Trump’s Emergency Declaration (Washington Post) “I can’t vote to give the president the power to spend money that… Read more »

The Daily Outkick: Friday, March 1, 2019

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With A Record Contract, Bryce Harper Eclipses And Lifts His Peers (New York Times) Harper signed a deal with the Philadelphia Phillies for 13 years and $330 million, the most ever guaranteed to a baseball player. HBO CEO Resigning Amid AT&T Restructuring (Wall Street Journal) Richard Plepler of HBO said it is time to go after nearly… Read more »

The Daily Outkick: Thursday, February 28, 2019

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Johnny Manziel Barred From Canadian Football League (New York Times) Manziel cut “after it was found that he had contravened the agreement which made him eligible to play in the league.” Cohen Lobs Bombs At Trump During Fiery Hearing (Fox News) After outlining numerous alleged misdeeds by Trump, Cohen expressed regret and repeated the refrain “yet I… Read more »

The Daily Outkick: Wednesday, February 27, 2019

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Who Can Boost Their Draft Stock The Most At The NFL Combine? (The Ringer) NFL combine testing is overrated. Except when it’s not. House Votes To Block Trump’s National Emergency Declaration About The Border (New York Times) The resolution of disapproval, which passed 245 to 182, must now be taken up by the Senate. Olympic Athletes Ask:… Read more »

The Daily Outkick: Tuesday, February 26, 2019

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LeBron James Can Only Blame Teammates So Much After Another Bad Lakers Loss (Washington Post) “He killed the [Lakers’] chemistry,” an anonymous NBA executive said of James. Michael Cohen To Offer New Russia Details To U.S. Congress (Reuters) Cohen set to offer new information about the president’s private affairs over three consecutive days starting on Tuesday. Expected… Read more »

The Daily Outkick: Monday, February 25, 2019

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After Solicitation Charges, Where Does Robert Kraft Go From Here? (SI) Also, it’s NFL combine week. Ten Media Commandments For Social Media In The Wake Of Jussie Smollett And Covington Catholic (Outkick) How can we help to make stories like these less common? Lakers Left With One Big Question: Does Magic Johnson Know What He’s Doing? (Sporting News) Let’s… Read more »

The Daily Outkick: Friday, February 22, 2019

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Nike Basketball Shoe Blowout May Be a ‘Classic’ Liability Case (Bloomberg) Nike Stock Takes Hit After Shoe For Duke University Star Splits. Jussie Smollett’s Bond Set At $100,000; Judge Calls Charges ‘Despicable’ (Washington Post) The “Empire” actor, who has been charged with felony disorderly conduct for allegedly filing a false police report, faces up to three years… Read more »

The Daily Outkick: Thursday, February 21, 2019

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Zion Williamson’s Injury From Shoe Failure Puts Spotlight On Nike (USA Today) “His shoe broke,” cameras caught Obama saying as he pointed toward the fallen presumed No. 1 pick of the NBA draft. Jussie Smollett Faces Felony Charge, Accused Of Faking Own Assault (New York Times) Smollett was charged Wednesday night with staging the assault he reported… Read more »

The Daily Outkick: Wednesday, February 20, 2019

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Manny Machado, Padres Agree To 10-Year, $300 Million Deal (Wall Street Journal) The pact is the largest free-agent contract in the history of North American sports. Family Of Covington High Teen Sues Washington Post For $250 Million (Chicago Tribune) The suit alleges that The Post “targeted and bullied” 16-year-old Nicholas Sandmann. C.J. Anderson: Todd Gurley ‘Was More Hurt… Read more »

The Daily Outkick: Tuesday, February 19, 2019

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Who Could Get Hit With The NFL Franchise Tag In 2019? (Washington Post) NFL’s offseason kicks off in earnest Tuesday, when teams can start applying the franchise or transition tag to a pending free agent of their choice. States File Suit Against Trump Administration Over Wall Emergency (Wall Street Journal) California takes lead to fight president’s… Read more »

The Daily Outkick: Monday, February 18, 2019

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The Winners And Losers Of The 2019 NBA All-Star Game (The Ringer) Kevin Durant might have won MVP honors on Sunday night, but did he truly win the night? Police: Two Brothers Told Investigators They Were Paid By Jussie Smollett To Stage Attack (USA Today) Two brothers told Chicago police investigators that they were paid by “Empire”… Read more »

The Daily Outkick: Friday, February 15, 2019

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Colin Kaepernick Wanted $20 million To Play In AAF (Washington Post) That’s far beyond the salary structure of the AAF, which is giving each of its players, regardless of position, a three-year contract worth $250,000. Trump To Sign Spending Deal, Declare National Emergency (Wall Street Journal) Trump plans to sign a spending bill then declare a national… Read more »

The Daily Outkick: Thursday, February 14, 2019

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Was The Joe Flacco Trade A Good Move For The Broncos? Internet Says: Flacc-no! (Washington Post) The Broncos are expected to shop Keenum and release him if they can’t find a trading partner. Border-Security Funding Deal Nears A Vote (Wall Street Journal) President Trump leans toward backing bill, says he has options to get more funds for… Read more »

The Daily Outkick: Wednesday, February 13, 2019

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We’re Not Ready To Bury The Kyler Murray–Cardinals Theories Just Yet (The Ringer) After Murray signed on with the Arizona head coach’s agent this week, we can’t forget about the previous comments Kingsbury made about him. Trump Is ‘Not Happy’ With Border Deal, But Doesn’t Say If He Will Sign It (New York Times) The new… Read more »

The Daily Outkick: Tuesday, February 12, 2019

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Browns Sign Kareem Hunt, Who Was Cut By Chiefs For Violence Against A Woman (Washington Post) It’s not clear when Hunt will play; he faces a potential suspension by the NFL next season under its personal conduct policy. Lawmakers Reach Agreement In Principle To Fund Border Security, Avoid Shutdown (Wall Street Journal) Lawmakers have been negotiating agreement… Read more »

The Daily Outkick: Monday, February 11, 2019

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Alliance Of American Football Excites With Big Plays, Big Ratings On Opening Night (SI) The CBS broadcast out-rated ABC’s Saturday night broadcast of the Rockets vs. Thunder. Virginia Lieutenant Governor Faces Eroding Support From Democrats After New Accuser Speaks (New York Times) The woman accused Fairfax of raping her while they were students at Duke University. AAF… Read more »

The Daily Outkick: Friday, February 8, 2019

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A Week Ago, The Wizards Swore They Wouldn’t Break Up Their Big Three. One Step Changed That. (Washington Post) Beal, Porter Jr. and Wall were supposed to be the Wizards’ long-term core. Then an injury changed everything. Jeff Bezos Accuses National Enquirer Of ‘Extortion And Blackmail’ (New York Times) In an online post, Mr. Bezos said intermediaries… Read more »