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The Daily Outkick: Thursday, January 30, 2020

How The 49ers Built Their Defensive Line—and How It Could Wreck The Chiefs (The Ringer) It goes deeper than adding Nick Bosa and Dee Ford in the offseason.

Trump Defense: Ukraine ‘Quid Pro Quo’ Not Impeachable (AP) Trump’s defenders relied on retired professor Alan Dershowitz, a member of their team, who told senators that every politician conflates his own interest with the public interest. “It cannot be impeachable,” he declared.

Our Guide To Super Bowl LIV (538) Sunday’s Super Bowl matchup between the Kansas City Chiefs and the San Francisco 49ers is one of huge contrasts: Patrick Mahomes vs. Jimmy Garoppolo. Passing vs. rushing. Offense vs. defense.

Facebook’s Relationship With Democrats Hits A Low Point (Wall Street Journal) Party operatives and campaign officials say recent policy decisions favor President Trump.

What The NFL’s Other Owners Can Learn From 49ers’ Jed York (SI) How did the team’s CEO manage to turn it all around to reach the Super Bowl seven years after its last appearance?

Facebook Stock Falls After Showing 51% Rise In Expenses (CNBC) Facebook stocked plunged more than 7% on Wednesday in after-hours trading after the company reported its fourth-quarter earnings.

Super Bowl LIV Betting: A $550,000 Bet On Chiefs Causes Change In The Point Spread (Yahoo! Sports) MGM moved the line to the Chiefs being a 1.5-point favorite over the San Francisco 49ers.

U.S. Warned To Prepare For Worst On Coronavirus (Axios) There have only been five confirmed cases of the coronavirus in the U.S., and there are still big unanswered questions about it.

M.L.B.’s War Of Words With The Minors Hits A Boiling Point (New York Times) Major league officials, dismayed by a public back-and-forth with the minor leagues over a proposal to significantly overhaul their joint system, delivered a pointed letter on Wednesday.

Abigail Disney Calls Kobe Bryant ‘A Rapist,’ Is Swiftly Met With Backlash (New York Post) Disney’s tweet on Wednesday follows actress Evan Rachel Wood’s remarks who wrote in a since-deleted tweet that although Bryant is heralded as a sports icon, “he was also a rapist.”

Barstool Sells Minority Stake To Casino Group Penn National In A Deal Valuing Them At $450 Million (Awful Announcing) After a few weeks of rumors, a deal is finally official.

Ex-Waitress Testifies Harvey Weinstein Held Her Down And Raped Her (Variety) Tarale Wulff said she thought she was going to an audition. But when she arrived at Weinstein’s office, she was directed to get into a waiting car, which took her to his apartment.

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