The Daily Outkick: Thursday, April 18, 2019

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The Houston Rockets Are Playing Like They Can Beat Anyone (The Ringer) After a second-straight blowout win over the Utah Jazz, they appear to be ready to take on their toughest test in the next round

In Mueller Report’s Release, Trump Looks For Vindication, But New Fights Loom (Fox News) Nearly two years of fevered speculation surrounding Mueller’s Russia probe will come to a head in a dramatic television finale-like moment on Thursday morning at 9:30 a.m. ET

Full 2019-20 NFL Schedule (The Big Lead) The full schedule of the 2019-2020 NFL season is here.

Here’s Why Some Silicon Valley Families Should Remain Nervous About The College Admissions Scandal (Recode) There is some discernible paranoia in corridors of wealth like Silicon Valley about whether there are more shoes to drop.

Network Bosses Pleased With NFL TV Packages For This Season (Yahoo! Sports) Howard Katz has the most unenviable task in the NFL as the point person for formulating the schedule and trying to make the executives of the leagues four broadcast partners happy.

Facebook Says It ‘Unintentionally Uploaded’ 1.5 Million Users’ Email Contacts Without Permission (CNBC) Those contacts were not shared with anyone and Facebook is deleting them, a company spokesperson told CNBC.

At Colorado, A Breach In Football’s Wall (New York Times) Two university regents voted against Mel Tucker’s five-year, $14.75 million contract. They could not block the contract, but another cannon had been fired in the football concussion wars.

We Now Live In A World With Customized Shampoo (Wall Street Journal) With more data available, companies are personalizing everything from sports drinks to skin care to shampoo to suit individual needs.

A Wrestler Was Forced To Cut His Dreadlocks Before A Match. His Town Is Still Looking For Answers. (Washington Post) “In my opinion, only a racist could consider the incident involving the wrestler as a racial incident,” New Jersey resident, Mike Dillich.

Charles Barkley Breaks The Fourth Wall Yet Again By Saying NBA TV Is “Where We Put The Games We Don’t Care About” (Awful Announcing) “Name me how many times LeBron played on NBA TV. He’s never been on NBA TV.”