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 »

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 »

Anonymous Mailbag

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It’s Tuesday, rejoice, the anonymous mailbag is here to make your life complete. As always, you can send your anonymous mailbag questions to claytravis@gmail.com, anonymity guaranteed. Here we go: “A bartender that I frequently buy drinks from has made it pretty clear to me that she wants to bang. She is super hot. However, word… 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 »

All That and a Bag of Mail

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It’s Friday! Rejoice and enjoy the mailbag. As always you can send questions for me to claytravis@gmail.com — if you want them in the anonymous mailbag specify that you want anonymity in those emails. Zach writes: “Simple question here: would amending the terms for the presidency to one 6 year term (or something similar) decrease… 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 »

Anonymous Mailbag

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Rejoice, it’s anonymous mailbag Tuesday. The anonymous mailbag is brought to you by my guy Ryan Kelley at The Home Loan Expert. It’s a new year and now is the time to get prequalified for a mortgage in just five minutes. Yep, five minutes. That way if a house suddenly goes on the market and you want… 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 »

Ten Media Commandments For Social Media In the Wake of Jussie Smollett and Covington Catholic

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Over the past couple of weeks we witnessed the collapse of Empire star Jussie Smollett’s story that he’d been attacked by two white racist Donald Trump supporters on a Chicago street. Smollett’s allegations swept through Twitter like a wild fire leading media and politicians to lend their own statements of condemnation, with several prominent Democratic… 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 »

All That and a Bag of Mail

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It’s Friday and I’m leaving tomorrow for Mexico for a week — and we have no TV show today — so let’s get the mailbag rolling so I can start drinking margaritas early. As always you can send your mailbag questions to me at claytravis@gmail.com Okay, here we go: Eric writes: “It appears that ‘Empire’… Read more »