The Daily Outkick: Wednesday, March 20, 2019

‘Absolutely No Way’ Robert Kraft Will Take No-Plea Deal In Prostitution Case (New York Post) The state attorney’s office says it will drop the charges if he admits he would have been found guilty at trial of soliciting a prostitute.

A Trojan Horse: USC Was The Most Frequent Target In Alleged Admissions Scheme (Washington Post) The school is the current or former employer of six of the 50 alleged perpetrators of a bribery scheme.

Stephen A. Smith Asks How Mike Trout Contract Affects Mike Scioscia, Who Is No Longer Angels Manager (SI) Stephen A. Smith’s run of embarrassing gaffes continues.

Ted Koppel: New York Times, Washington Post ‘Decided As Organizations’ That Trump Is Bad For United States (Fox) Legendary journalist shared his thoughts at the recent Carnegie Endowment for International Peace event.

Mike Trout Didn’t Go On The Market. It Came To Him. (New York Times) This was always the logical blueprint for Mike Trout, the greatest and least complicated player in baseball.

Facebook Axes Age, Gender and Other Targeting for Some Sensitive Ads (Wall Street Journal) Zip-code targeting for housing, job and credit ads will be ended, while Lookalike Audience tool will be restricted.

Sports Betting Explodes During March Madness, And AGA Estimates $8.5 Billion Bet On NCAA Tournament (Forbes) “During this year’s tournament sports fans are expected to bet 40% more than they did on this year’s Super Bowl.”

Peloton Slapped With $150 Million Lawsuit For Using Songs By Drake, Lady Gaga Without Permission (CNBC) Music publishers are suing Peloton for copyright infringement.

Fifteen Players Who Could Climb Draft Boards This March (The Ringer) The NBA draft isn’t until June, but we’re kicking off March Madness with a list of guys you’ll want to scout now.

Airbnb Sold Some Common Stock At A $35 Billion Valuation, But What Is The Company Really Worth? (Recode) The home-rental startup hasn’t raised money in two years, so every piece of information pre-IPO is revealing about the company.

Clippers Coach Doc Rivers Announces Extension, Shuts Down Lakers Rumors: ‘I’m Going Nowhere’ (CBS Sports) LA Clippers head coach Doc Rivers will not be leaving to coach the City of Angels’ other NBA team.

Jack the Ripper May Finally Have Been Identified, Says New Study (Rolling Stone) A new study claims to have used DNA to have finally identified the infamous serial killer.

How To Defend Lamar Jackson: A Game Plan Via Ravens Great Ed Reed (Sporting News) “Get the ball out of his hands, or get him on the ground,” Reed said.

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