The Daily Outkick: Friday, May 31, 2019

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How The Raptors Won Game 1 Over The Warriors (New York Times) Toronto came out hot and never let up, withstanding Golden State’s 3-pointers to take a 1-0 lead in the N.B.A. finals.

Dr. Drew Says LA Public Health In ‘Complete Breakdown’: ‘No City On Earth Tolerates This’ (Fox News) “We have a complete breakdown of the basic needs of civilization in Los Angeles right now.”

The Spice Lord Cometh: Pascal Siakam Has Officially Arrived (The Ringer) “Spicy P” looked like the best player on the court in the Raptors’ surprise win.

Trump Says U.S. To Impose 5 Percent Tariff On All Mexican Imports In Dramatic Escalation Of Border Clash (Washington Post) “We are going to do something dramatic on the border because people are coming into our country,” Trump said.

Jimmy Pitaro Moved ESPN Away From Politics, Controversy, And Anything Else That Isn’t Sports (Vox) A Q&A with the ESPN boss, who took over Disney’s sports network a year ago.

Facebook Pledged Crackdown On Vaccine Misinformation. Then Not Much Happened. (Wall Street Journal) The company says it is mindful of overreach and is still refining automated tools for culling content.

NHL Suspends Blues Player Who Knocked Bruins’ Defenseman Out Of Game (WCVB Boston) Matt Grzelcyk taken to hospital for testing.

Kirsten Gillibrand’s Failure To Launch (Politico) She has not broken 2 percent in a single national poll since officially declaring her candidacy in mid-March.

Cody Bellinger Was Already Good. Then He Changed His Swing. (538) Bellinger has cut his strikeout rate more than any other player at a time when MLB batters are striking out at a historic rate.

A Historic Tornado Onslaught In Central U.S. (Axios) During the past 30 days, the U.S. has seen 584 tornado reports.

Drake And Draymond Green Have Heated Exchange After NBA Finals Game (New York Post) “Certainly we don’t want fans, friend or foe contacting an NBA coach during a game,” NBA commissioner Adam Silver.

92nd Scripps National Spelling Bee Declares 8 Co-champions (Yahoo! Sports) After 20 rounds and more than three hours, the National Spelling Bee opted for co-champions instead of one true winner.