The Daily Outkick: Wednesday, October 17, 2018

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Outkick’s College Football Gambling Picks For Week 8 (Outkick) I’m picking Bama-Vols, Miss. State at LSU, Michigan at Michigan State, Vandy-Kentucky, Oregon at Washington State, Ohio State at Purdue, Central Florida at ECU, and Memphis at Mizzou.

Brewers Seethe After Manny Machado Kicks Jesus Aguilar: ‘Dirty Play by a Dirty Player’ (USA Today) Machado’s kick/attempted spike of Aguilar left his opponents enraged and also confounded that one of baseball’s top three talents commits acts on the field that can only be described as bush league.

U.S. Is World’s Most Competitive Economy for First Time in a Decade (WSJ) Country regains top spot in World Economic Forum rankings thanks to strong economic growth; report says room for improvement on social issues.

John Mara rips into Giants, Odell Beckham Jr. (Newsday) Co-owner says OBJ needs to do more playing and less talking, calls team’s 1-5 start “embarrassing.”

After Alabama, the Playoff Picture in College Football isn’t so Clear (LA Times) There is ample room for chaos in the rest of the field, a cluster of teams scrambling for what figure to be the remaining three spots in the College Football Playoff.

Eagles May Have Found the Perfect Trade Partner in Jon Gruden’s Raiders (NBC Philadelphia) In case you haven’t been paying attention to happenings out west, the Raiders stink. They’re 1-5 and it sure looked like Derek Carr was crying after taking another hit this weekend.

An Upset That Nobody Sees Coming Could Determine Control Of The House (538) The chance the decisive race in the House will come somewhere you’re not expecting is higher than you might think.

Week 7 NFL Picks: Game-by-Game Against the Spread Predictions (SportsBookReview) Here’s an NFL Week 7 betting cheat sheet. Each week of the season, you will find the entire slate with picks ATS and each capper’s quick-hitting reasoning.

Netflix Keeps Adding Subscribers, and Market Investors Could Profit (New York Times) The company on Tuesday reported that far more people signed up for its video-streaming service in the third quarter than expected. Netflix’s shares soared as much as 13 percent in the trading that takes place after regular market hours.

Jeremy Pruitt breaks down Alabama (Rocky Top Talk) Pruitt played for Alabama, then cut his coaching teeth at Alabama. Now he’s on the other side of one of the nastiest rivalries in all of college football.

Reed Hastings to Rest of TV Industry: Give Up, Just Focus on News and Sports (CNBC) Netflix believes there are going to be a bunch of on-demand services, which will be delivered over the Internet, and then there’s going to be TV, which will deliver you live events such as news and sports.

Nick Bosa Did What Any of us Would’ve Done, Whether We Admit it or Not (Saturday Tradition) Nick Bosa made a business decision, one that any one of us would’ve made if we were in his spot.

Roseanne Barr Lashes Out After ‘The Conners’ Offs Her Character (Variety) Roseanne Barr’s character was killed off in Tuesday’s premiere of “The Conners,” but the former TV star took to Twitter to protest the narrative turn. “I AIN’T DEAD BITCHES,” Barr tweeted.

 

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