The Daily Outkick: Monday, October 21, 2019

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Starting 11: How Long Is Tua Out Edition? (Outkick) As we enter the last week of football in October the playoff race could be exceedingly simple or chaos could emerge.

Chinese State Television Vows ‘Retribution’ Against N.B.A.’s Adam Silver (New York Times) The state-run network accused the N.B.A. commissioner of lying when he said that the Chinese government asked him to fire a team executive.

Aaron Rodgers Looks Like The Best Quarterback In Football Again (The Ringer) The Green Bay signal-caller accounted for six touchdowns on Sunday; now his team is at 6-1 and squarely in position to contend for a Super Bowl.

Stocks Will Likely Hit New Records In The Week Ahead If Earnings Keep Topping Expectations (CNBC) The all-time highs could be tested as about 120 S&P 500 companies, or around 24%, are scheduled to release their quarterly results in the week ahead.

Jose Altuve Delivers Postseason Moment Worthy Of His Stature In Baseball (SI) Jose Altuve walloped a hanging slider from Aroldis Chapman for a walk-off two-run home run, sending the Astros to their second World Series in three years.

Why Aren’t More Democrats Endorsing Warren? (538) The clear leader in endorsements is really not Biden, but “undecided.”

Alabama QB Tua Tagovailoa Undergoes Surgery For High-Ankle Sprain (ESPN) A year ago, after Tagovailoa had the same surgery on his left ankle, it was 13 days before he returned to practice, and even then it was on a limited basis.

Lindsey Graham Calls Trump An “Equal Opportunity Abuser” (Axios) “The American people said he wasn’t a bigot. I don’t think they woulda elected one,” Graham said, adding that he doesn’t personally believe Trump to be a bigot.

2020 NFL Draft Will Again Be Shown On ESPN, ABC, And NFL Network (Awful Announcing) It’s another signal that ESPN/ABC/Disney are very interested in the next round of NFL rights.

Opioid-Addiction Litigation Heads To Complex Trial (Wall Street Journal) Settlement talks appeared to break down over the weekend, paving the way for a showdown between drug companies and local governments

Josh Allen Nearly Throws Ball Out Of New Era Field On Two-Point Conversion Celebration (Democrat And Chronicle) Allen, who threw two fourth-quarter touchdowns as the Bills improved to 5-1 for the first time since 2008, ran in the conversion to give Buffalo a 17-14 lead. Then he launched the ball into the stands. Way into the stands.

How The 1911 Theft Of The Mona Lisa Made It The World’s Most Famous Painting (Washington Post) As the Louvre mounts a major Leonardo da Vinci exhibition to mark the 500th anniversary of the artist’s death, a look back at the heist that shook the art world.

Huskies Get Penalized After Kick Returner Tries To Hide In End Zone (CBS Sports) Huskies returner Chico McClatcher was back deep to receive and laid down in the end zone in an effort to disguise himself from the Oregon special teams unit.

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