The Daily Outkick: Wednesday, June 19, 2019

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The Pundit Tree: Have Baggage, Will Manage SI And The Rise Of Joel Klatt (The Big Lead) The tumultuous media landscape, LaVar Ball is always the loudest and never the smartest voice in the room, and more.

Trump Launches Re-election Bid Before Jam-packed Arena, Vows To ‘Keep America Great’ (Fox News) Thousands of Trump supporters arrived more than 40 hours in advance to secure a spot in the Amway Center, despite sweltering heat. Some had been camped in chairs for several nights.

Why Picking Second In The N.B.A. Draft Might Be A Bad Thing (New York Times) As it turns out, in the 21st century, the No. 2 pick has had a checkered history.

Facebook Unveils Cryptocurrency Libra In Bid To Reshape Finance (Wall Street Journal) The tech giant illustrated how its digital currency, Libra, might appear on a smartphone.

ESPN’s Molly Qerim Responded To LaVar Ball’s Inappropriate Comments (FTW) ESPN condemned LaVar’s comments, telling USA TODAY Sports, “LaVar Ball’s comment to Molly Qerim Rose was completely inappropriate and we made him aware of that.”

Sobriety Is Having A Moment. Here Come The Influencers. (Vox) Are sober and sober-curious Instagram influencers helpful or harmful for people struggling with addiction?

Turns Out The NL East Didn’t Have Four Good Teams (538) It’s looking like a two-team race between the Braves and Phillies.

Loophole In Law Granting Illegal Immigrants Driver’s Licenses Could Lead To Voter Fraud (New York Post) “This means that New York will soon have the most radical, open-ended law in the entire nation.”

Umps Call Machado Suspension ‘Disgrace To The Game’ (Yahoo! Sports) Machado was suspended for “aggressively arguing and making contact with” plate umpire Bill Welke as he disputed a called third strike in Saturday’s game against the Colorado Rockies.

‘She’s Extremely Serious’: Sarah Sanders Eyes Run For Arkansas Governor (Politico) The outgoing White House press secretary got a recent boost when President Donald Trump encouraged her to run

Paint It Crimson: Nick Saban Speaks On His 50-Year Love Affair With The Rolling Stones (The Ringer) After every road game that his team wins, Nick Saban listens to his favorite Rolling Stones song, “Gimme Shelter.”

Harvey Weinstein Reneged On Payoff To HR Director, Suit Claims (Variety) The former Human Resources director of the Weinstein Co. filed a lawsuit on Tuesday, claiming he never received a $450,000 payout he was promised in the wake of the New York Times’ expose in October 2017.

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