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” actor Jussie Smollett to stage an attack on him.

Joe Gibbs Dedicates Daytona 500 Victory To Late Son (Yahoo! Sports) ”It’s the most emotional and the biggest win I’ve ever had in my life in anything” Gibbs said.

Democrats Don’t Bite On Booker Vegan Flap (Politico) ‘If you’re voting for somebody based on what’s on their dinner table, then you’ve got bigger problems,’ one Iowa official said.

Steve Spurrier, Trent Richardson Give New AAF Old-School SEC Swagger (Sporting News) Spurrier and Richardson help make the AAF an easy sell to a region that lives for every SEC football nugget possible.

In Bid To Conquer Oscars, Netflix Mobilizes Savvy Campaigner And Huge Budget (New York Times) If a film primarily distributed online wins, the debate in Hollywood about what constitutes cinema is over.

Kyler Murray And One Coach’s Argument For Why The Small QB Will Have A Massive Impact In The NFL (NBC Sports) “I will be shocked,” Lincoln Riley said, “if five players get their name called on draft day before Kyler.”

How Long Before Big Media Companies Become Big Sports-Gambling Companies? (Recode) Sooner than you think. But AT&T, which owns HBO, TNT, and CNN, says they won’t be taking your bets.

Tim Tebow Advised Kyler Murray To Follow His Heart When Choosing Between NFL, MLB (SI) Speaking to reporters after arriving at the  Mets’ spring training camp , Tebow said he told Murray to follow his heart.

The Making Of A DNA Detective (Wall Street Journal) CeCe Moore, an amateur genealogist turned professional, helps police crack decades-old cases.