The Daily Outkick: Monday, April 29, 2019

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The Rockets Still Believe They Can Beat The Warriors. Are They Right? (Wall Street Journal) They nearly pulled it off last year. Now they have another shot at the upset that would rupture the NBA.

Police: 8 Shot, 1 Fatally, In Latest Baltimore Shooting (AP) A gunman fired indiscriminately into a crowd that had gathered for Sunday afternoon cookouts along a west Baltimore street.

Giants Draft Pick Corey Ballentine Shot Hours After His Selection (New York Times) Ballentine was expected to make a full recovery, his college teammate, Dwane Simmons, died.

The Living Won, But ‘Game Of Thrones’ Lost Its Ruthlessness (The Ringer) Ahead of “The Long Night,” fans prepared to be devastated by a number of character deaths, but when the dust settled, the list of fatalities was surprisingly short.

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NFL Draft 2019 Grades: Analyzing All 32 Teams’ Picks (SI) 254 picks later, the draft is complete. Which teams now boast the most impressive rookie classes?

Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey Called Rep. Ilhan Omar After Trump’s Tweet Sparked A Flood Of Death Threats (Washington Post) Twitter did not take down the tweet, despite Omar’s request, a source said.

Giants GM Says 2 Teams Would’ve Picked Daniel Jones Before 17th Overall Pick: Who Were They? (Yahoo! Sports) Those two teams were reportedly the Washington Redskins and Denver Broncos, according to SNY’s Ralph Vacciano

McConnell Plan To Hike Smoking Age Could Be Win For Tobacco Companies (Politico) Public health officials see a ‘Trojan Horse’ behind support for the age 21 sales limit.

NFL Draft 2019: Top 25 Prospects Who Didn’t Get Drafted, Including A Lot Of Quality Receivers (CBS Sports) There were plenty of good prospects to make it to the undrafted ranks, following a ton of ‘out there’ picks on Day 3.

‘Avengers: Endgame’: All The Box Office Records Broken In Debut Weekend (Variety) Disney-Marvel’s “Avengers: Endgame” has set more than a dozen box office records in its first five days — many by wide margins.

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