The Daily Outkick: Thursday, May 23, 2019

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NFL Reduces Single-headers, Moves Back Sunday Divisional Playoff Game Times, Cuts Number Of Super Bowl Ad Breaks (Awful Announcing) Divisional playoff games on Sunday will now start at 3 p.m. Eastern and 6:30 p.m. Eastern, the same times as the conference championship games.

Avenatti Charged With Stealing Money Owed To Stormy Daniels (Wall Street Journal) Prosecutors say funds were part of Daniels’s book deal.

Mike Budenholzer Speaks For Us All, Tells Drake To Sit Down: Court Is ‘No Place For Fans — Or Whatever Drake Is’ (Yahoo! Sports) Like an overeager poor man’s Spike Lee, Drake jumped on every opportunity to call the attention of TNT cameras and social media to himself during the Raptors’ blowout win over the Bucks.

Are The Democratic Debates Already A Mess? (538) if you can’t both get 65,000 donors AND poll at 1 percent in three polls, there’s probably something pretty wrong with you.

Stripped Of Women’s Records, Transgender Powerlifter Asks, ‘Where Do We Draw The Line?’ (Washington Post) “She put down female. Clearly, she’s not a female,” said Paul Bossi, 100% Raw Powerlifting Federation’s president. “Not biologically anyways.”

Why You Should Never Use Airport USB Charging Stations (Forbes) Cybercriminals can modify USB connections to install malware on your phone or download data without your knowledge.

Steph Curry Vs. Kevin Durant Debate Rages On; Kawhi Leonard Limping Into Vindication (CBS Sports) Also, LeBron James is showing public support for the Lakers, but how long will he be happy in this mess?

Hail An Uber Submarine, scUber, And Have Your Driver Take You To The Great Barrier Reef (USA Today) Of course Uber is launching a submarine service, because the name is just too good not to.

Gleyber Torres Follows A Tradition For Young Yankees By Bashing The Orioles (New York Times) The second-year infielder is dominating a bad pitching staff in a way that has rarely been seen, but that has some precedent.

Man Allegedly Hiding Drugs In Butt Accidentally Shoots Himself In Testicles (New York Post) Wilson, who is a 13-time convicted felon, told his girlfriend to dispose of the weapon before heading to the hospital.

The Blues Have Finally Returned To The Stanley Cup Final—But This Time Feels Different (SI) After 52 years and no Stanley Cup, St. Louis and its fans have suffered through plenty of heartbreak. But now, the Blues are on the verge of redefining their history.

When Elton John Became A Rock Star: The Untold Story Of The Troubadour Concert (LA Times) In 1970, John played eight shows in six nights at the Troubadour. Those shows helped turn him from an odd-named unknown into rock’s biggest star since the Beatles.