The Daily Outkick: Wednesday, November 20, 2019

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LSU Retains Top Spot In College Football Playoff Rankings (SI) The top seven spots in the College Football Playoff rankings remained unchanged on Tuesday as LSU held the committee’s top spot after improving to 10–0 with a win over Ole Miss on Saturday.

Uber Plans To Start Audio-Recording Rides In The U.S. For Safety (Washington Post) Uber is launching an audio-recording pilot in Latin America. The ride-hailing giant said it is trying to bring the feature to the U.S.

In Astros Inquiry, Rob Manfred Raises Possibility Of Big Penalties (New York Times) The M.L.B. commissioner signaled that the Houston Astros could be subject to serious penalties if they were found to have electronically stolen signs.

When The Plane Seat Doesn’t Fit (Wall Street Journal) Many airlines punt on the needs of overweight fliers and the people sitting next to them; Southwest is the exception.

Antonio Brown Rumors: Everyone Thinks WR Coming Back To Patriots After Brown Apologizes To Robert Kraft (CBS Sports) Antonio Brown apologized to Robert Kraft and now everyone thinks the Pats will land the WR again.

Billionaire Investor Carl Icahn Is Placing A Big Bet Against Struggling Mall Owners, Report Says (CNBC) Carl Icahn is placing a $400 million bet against struggling malls, taking on two of the largest investment firms, according to a report in the Wall Street Journal.

How The Rise Of MACtion Forever Changed MAC Fandom (The Ringer) Here’s how a scheduling quirk became a national phenomenon—and how it’s affected those who stand in mostly empty stadiums in freezing temperatures.

Ben Carson Accuses Maxine Waters Of ‘Shamelessness,’ Lacking ‘Basic Manners’ In Letter (Fox News) Carson wrote that he’s sent multiple letters to Waters’ office to discuss homelessness in her district but claimed she’s refused to meet with him.

If The Astros Stole Signs, How Much Did It Help Them? (538) Houston has enjoyed the lowest strikeout rate in baseball and the third-best slugging mark. That efficiency helped them to the most productive lineup since the Murderer’s Row Yankees. Maybe they are that good, but they may have also had some help along the way.

AI Is Coming For White-Collar Workers (Axios) While robots upend blue-collar factory work and trucking in the middle of the country, AI and machine learning are poised to take over white-collar jobs in superstar coastal cities.

Rate The 2019 NFL Announcers (Awful Announcing) For the second year in a row, it’s time for you to rate the NFL’s broadcast teams.

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