The Daily Outkick: Tuesday, May 28, 2019

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Sports Illustrated, The Brand, Is Sold For $110 Million (New York Times) Meredith, which acquired Sports Illustrated last year, has sold the magazine’s marketing rights to Authentic Brands Group for $110 million.

First Big Trial In Opioid Crisis Set To Kick Off In Oklahoma (Wall Street Journal) State challenges Johnson & Johnson in case that will test whether companies can be blamed for drug addiction.

Bruins’ Fourth Line Proves Reliable In Boston’s Comeback Win (SI) This Memorial Day marked the shotgun start of the 80th best-of-seven Stanley Cup Final.

Michael Avenatti’s Bad Day: Disgraced Lawyer To Face Not 1, But 2 Arraignments (Fox News) Embattled attorney Michael Avenatti will have a busy day in Manhattan federal court Tuesday afternoon — but as a defendant, not as counsel.

Bill Buckner, Whose Long MLB Career Was Overshadowed By World Series Gaffe, Dies At 69 (Washington Post) “After battling the disease of Lewy Body Dementia, Bill Buckner passed away early the morning of May 27th surrounded by his family. Bill fought with courage and grit as he did all things in life.”

Venture Capitalists Bet Big On The $1.9 Trillion Payments Industry (CNBC) Tech firms from Stripe to GoCardless are all trying to grab a slice of the same $1.9 trillion industry.

Bruins vs. Blues: Everything You Need to Know About the Stanley Cup Final (The Ringer) From Big Z to “Gloria,” here’s a primer on the myriad story lines in play for the rematch of the 1970 series featuring that Bobby Orr photo.

What Republicans And Democrats Are Doing In The States Where They Have Total Power (538) What policies are being passed in a multitude of states? More specifically, what laws are being passed in “trifecta” states, in which one party controls both houses of the legislature and the governor’s office?

The First Indy 500 On NBC Posted The Best Overnight Rating For The Race In Three Years (Awful Announcing) The Indy 500 ratings bump including a fifteen percent increase over 2018 on ABC.

Netflix Taps A New Source For Original Programming (Motley Fool) If Netflix is looking to revive recent cancellations, 65% of new shows are cancelled within one season, and even hits rarely stay on top long enough to go out on their own terms.

Steve Kerr Cracks Dad Joke About Dealing With Drake During NBA Finals (Yahoo! Sports) How will the Warriors deal with the rapper’s trash talk? Head coach Steve Kerr isn’t too worried about it.

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