The Daily Outkick: Thursday, May 30, 2019

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With Sweet Relief, Blues Finally Get First Stanley Cup Final Win (SI) St. Louis struck back with its retro brand of ground-and-pound hockey.

Robert Mueller Says Charging Trump With A Crime Was ‘Not An Option’ (Wall Street Journal) Mueller said he was resigning from his Justice Department post, shutting down the special counsel’s office and returning to private life.

Warriors Vs. Raptors: Predictions, Picks, TV Schedule For 2019 NBA Finals (Sporting News) Even by today’s rumor-centric standards, there has never been a series that will end in June but be so thoroughly dominated by what might happen in July.

37 More Former Ohio State Athletes Sue The University In Sexual Abuse Case (New York Times) Ohio State is now facing lawsuits related to athletes’ abuse complaints about a former team doctor at the university.

Stephen A. Smith Bashed A Story All Day On ESPN Platforms, Then Helped Magic Johnson Bash It On Air (Awful Announcing) Smith spent most of Tuesday lighting into an story that criticized Magic Johnson and the Lakers, not based on the story’s merits, but because he didn’t like it.

Uber Will Now Kick Off Riders With Low Ratings (Mashable) As part of an effort to make rides safer and more respectful, starting Wednesday unruly passengers can lose access to the Uber app.

The True Story Of Steph Curry’s Championship Season … At A Toronto Middle School (Yahoo! Sports) In the fall 2001, expectations were low for the seventh- and eighth-grade basketball team at Queensway Christian College, a tiny K-8 in the suburbs of Toronto.

‘Merch By Amazon’ T-shirt Business Increasing Orders From Disney To Dr. Seuss (Reuters) The trend is up-ending the traditional licensing model where brands worked with apparel wholesalers to produce garments and get them into stores.

Drake Is The True Villain Of The NBA Finals (The Ringer) It’s the only thing we can all agree upon: Drake needs to cool it when sitting courtside at basketball games.

Here’s A First Look Inside Disneyland’s New Star Wars Land — And What To Expect When It Opens (USA Today) Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge, the newest of Disneyland’s parks, lets guests immerse themselves in the world of “Star Wars.”

Agent’s Take: The Five Best Teams At Managing The Salary Cap And Player Contracts (CBS Sports) Bill Belichick and Howie Roseman are superstars at roster construction, and here’s who else stands out.