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 downing Thursday of a Navy drone over international airspace.

U.S. Completes Perfect Women’s World Cup Group Stage With Win Over Sweden (Yahoo! Sports) The U.S. women are moving on to the knockout rounds of the 2019 World Cup after 270 near-flawless minutes of soccer.

Millions Of Business Listings On Google Maps Are Fake—and Google Profits (Wall Street Journal) Google Maps is filled with false business addresses created by firms pretending to be nearby.

Conspiracy Corner: Is ‘Space Jam 2’ A Way For LeBron James And The Lakers To Get Around Their Salary Cap Troubles? (The Ringer) Or maybe this is all just a coincidence.

Trump Isn’t Matching Obama Deportation Numbers (Axios) Donald Trump’s presidency has yet to reach Barack Obama’s early deportation levels, according to new internal Department of Homeland Security figures obtained by Axios.

Rays To Explore Making Montreal A Part-Time Home (New York Times) Commissioner Rob Manfred stressed on Thursday that the Rays’ proposal was simply an exploration, for now.

Supreme Court Upholds Cross On Public Land In Maryland (AP) A 40-foot-tall, World War I memorial cross can continue to stand on public land in Maryland, the Supreme Court ruled Thursday in an important decision about the use of religious symbols in American life.

The NBA Should Be Embarrassed About All The Wrong Hats Being Worn At The Draft (For The Win) Because of NBA rules, trades can’t go through until the league’s year starts in a few weeks.

Writers Guild Rejects ATA Offer, Seeks Individual Talks With 9 Top Agencies (Variety) WGA West president David Goodman announced the guild’s decision to reject the ATA’s most recent revenue-sharing offer in a 16-minute video posted late Wednesday.

Louisville scores 2 runs in bottom of 9th to eliminate Mississippi State in College World Series (Saturday Down South) MSU held a 3-2 lead going into the bottom of the inning, but Louisville strung some hits together and scored two runs.

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