The Daily Outkick: Tuesday, March 26, 2019

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The Singular Greatness Of Rob Gronkowski (The Ringer) After nine seasons in the NFL, the Patriots star is hanging up his cleats.

Michael Avenatti Charged With Attempted Extortion From Nike, Bank Fraud (Wall Street Journal) Prosecutors say lawyer defrauded a bank and threatened to publicize alleged Nike misconduct in attempting to extract more than $20 million.

Portland Trail Blazers Fans, NBA Players React To Jusuf Nurkic’s Horrific Leg Injury (FTW) It was so bad that we don’t want to show it to you. Trust me, it was really, really awful.

Clay Travis: Mueller Report is Huge Victory for Trump

What’s Next In The N.C.A.A. Tournament? Let’s Look Ahead (New York Times) The N.C.A.A. tournament’s second weekend opens Thursday with one of the two chalkiest brackets in history.

Geragos Named In Extortion Case, Has String Of Celeb Clients (Chicago Sun Times) Attorney Mark Geragos has had a long career representing high-profile clients including Michael Jackson, Colin Kaepernick and Jussie Smollett.

Conor McGregor Announces Retirement Via Twitter, Again (Fansided) In a late-night tweet that calls back to 2016, Conor McGregor announced retirement from MMA.

Inside Trump’s Winning Weekend: “A New Presidency” (Axios) “This is sort of the first day of a new presidency. What are you going to do with it? How do you use this capital?”

Why Did Tennessee’s Coach Bench A Star In OT? Because The Star Told Him To (Yahoo! Sports) Turns out it wasn’t Barnes’ decision. It was Schofield’s.

Apple Now Wants To Be Your Cable Provider, Newsstand, Credit Card And Arcade. But Will It Save You Money? (Washington Post) Apple CEO Tim Cook and Oprah Winfrey announced the launch of Apple’s video streaming service but left a lot of questions unanswered.

Celtics Are Running Out Of Time To Escape Same Destructive Pattern (Sporting News) Boston is on its second four-game losing streak in the last two months, going 6-10 overall since the All-Star break.

Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame Has No Plans To Alter Michael Jackson Exhibits (Page Six) Jackson’s sister Janet Jackson will join him in the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame when she is inducted later this week.

Will Legalized Sports Betting Curtail Corruption Or Encourage It? (CBS News) Will players – particularly unpaid college players – be targets for bribery?

 

 

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