The Daily Outkick: Friday, October 18, 2019

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Patrick Mahomes’s Knee Injury Could Be A Disaster—For The Chiefs And The NFL (The Ringer) The reigning MVP left the game in the second quarter and did not return. Without him, Kansas City is missing the player who powers their offense, and the league as a whole is without its most fun superstar.

Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg Rebuffs Calls For Tighter Controls, Saying Free Speech Must Be Preserved (Wall Street Journal) ‘We must continue to stand for free expression,’ CEO says, as social media draws criticism over its role in spread of misinformation.

How The Astros Beat The Yankees In Game 4 Of The A.L.C.S. (New York Times) The Yankees failed to come up with crucial hits against Zack Greinke and the Astros’ relievers, and Houston took a commanding three-games-to-one lead in the series.

Alabama Student Who Called In Bomb Threat To LSU-Florida Game Facing Up To 20 Years In Prison (Yahoo! Sports) The threat was obviously fake. The fallout is very real.

NBA Commissioner Adam Silver Says China Asked Him To Fire Daryl Morey Over Pro-Hong Kong Tweet (Fox News) “We were being asked to fire him by the Chinese government. … We said there’s no chance that’s happening. There’s no chance we’ll even discipline him,” Silver said at the first TIME 100 Health Summit on Thursday.

Failed Senate Vote Sets Up Big Fight Over Border Wall, Budget (Washington Post) The White House plans to play hardball on wall money, setting up shutdown fight in November.

The 49ers Are The Best In Football’s Most Important Stat (538) By net passing yards per pass play alone, the San Francisco 49ers, not the New England Patriots, are the best team in football.

Apple CEO Meets China Regulator After Pulling Hong Kong App (CNBC) Apple last week removed from its app store an app that helped Hong Kong protesters track police movements after a Chinese state newspaper sharply criticized it for allowing the software.

How NFL’s Officiating Issues, On Display In Packers-Lions, Drove Discussion At The Fall League Meeting (SI) After the several botched calls on Monday Night Football, officiating was top of mind at this week’s league meetings in Florida. What can we expect moving forward?

Lori Loughlin Wants To ‘Debrief’ Felicity Huffman About Her Jail Stay: Report (New York Post) Huffman reported to federal prison in California Tuesday to begin her 14-day sentence after pleading guilty to paying $15,000 to crooked college counselor William “Rick” Singer to fudge her daughter’s SAT scores.

Stanford And UCLA Played A College Football Game In An Empty Stadium (The Big Lead) Stanford and UCLA still both have a chance to turn their seasons around and on Thursday night they played a nationally-televised game at Stanford Stadium. Unfortunately, the crowd failed to materialize.

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