Elton Brand’s Vision Looks Pretty Good When Joel Embiid Dominates Like He Did In Game 3 (The Ringer) Unlike his predecessors, the first-year Sixers GM went all in on the now. It’s hard to blame him on a night when Embiid drops 33 points in 28 minutes and blows Kawhi Leonard and the Raptors off the floor.
Facebook Bans Extremist Leaders Including Farrakhan, Jones, Yiannopoulos For Being ‘Dangerous’ (Houston Chronicle) “Read Orwell,” Yiannopoulos texted, invoking George Orwell’s dystopian novel 1984. “You’re next.”
Kyler Murray Is The Latest Player Bucking The Previously Conceived Notions Of An NFL Quarterback (SI) For a second straight NFL draft, a team has picked a quarterback standing six feet or shorter with the No. 1 overall pick. What does that say about the direction of the league?
Sinclair To Acquire Sports Networks From Disney (Wall Street Journal) Deal for 21 networks is valued at more than $10 billion.
Is ‘Jeopardy’ Prodigy James Holzhauer Drawing Interest From MLB Front Offices? (Yahoo! Sports) “I always dreamed of working in an MLB front office and ruining baseball, but I have to settle for ruining @Jeopardy instead.”
Jack Dorsey Is Gwyneth Paltrow For Silicon Valley (New York Times) The Twitter chief executive is tech’s foremost manfluencer, guiding his followers toward optimum cognitive performance. Or, at least, hunger.
2019 Kentucky Derby Odds, Best Predictions: Expert Who Has Hit 9 Derby-Oaks Doubles Unveils Picks (CBS Sports) Jody Demling has called the winners of the Kentucky Derby and Oaks all but once in the last decade
Baltimore Mayor Quits Amid Questions Over $500,000 Book Deal (Reuters) Baltimore Mayor Catherine Pugh, whose home and offices were raided by federal agents last week as part of an investigation into her financial dealings, abruptly resigned on Thursday.
Cameras Catch Ben Simmons Elbowing Kyle Lowry In The Groin In Game 3 (For The Win) Was it intentional? It sure looked like something that he meant to do.
I Had Never Seen Leonardo’s ‘Last Supper.’ A Quick Visit Left A Lasting Impression. (Washington Post) Even allowing for the myth of the painting, the “aura” of its celebrity and the tourist’s natural investment in having a memorable experience, the painting is magical.
Tim Legler Dropped An F-Bomb On ESPN; Technology Should Be Held Responsible (The Big Lead) The Game of Phones virus spreads to the Mothership.