The Daily Outkick: Wednesday, October 23, 2019

Nationals Fans, Welcome To The World Series. (Washington Post) Here’s Hoping You Make It To The End.

Anxious Democratic Establishment Asks, ‘Is There Anybody Else?’ (New York Times) “Since the last debate, just anecdotally, I’ve had five or six people ask me: ‘Is there anybody else?’” said Leah Daughtry, a longtime Democrat who has run two of the party’s recent conventions.

The Battle Of L.A. May Not Be A Rivalry Yet, But The Clippers Have The Early Upper Hand (The Ringer) Tuesday was just one of 82 games, but Kawhi Leonard and Co. delivered what felt like a statement win against the new-look Lakers.

Facebook’s Zuckerberg To Face Congressional Grilling (Wall Street Journal) CEO goes before House panel to discuss its libra cryptocurrency plans but will face other questions about its platform

Shaq Defends Daryl Morey Amid NBA-China Feud: In America, ‘We’re Allowed To Speak Out On Injustices’ (Fox News) Former NBA star Shaquille O’Neal rushed to the defense of Houston Rockets general manager Daryl Morey on Tuesday amid the ongoing feud between the NBA and China, saying the GM was “right” to support Hong Kong.

‘What Is Going To Happen To Us?’ Inside ISIS Prison, Children Ask Their Fate (New York Times) A rare inside look by New York Times journalists exposes an enormous legal and humanitarian crisis.

This World Series Is A Historic Battle Of Starting Rotations (538) There’s never been World Series pitching like this.

Kevin Plank Started Under Armour In His Grandmother’s Basement; 23 Years Later, He Hands Over The Reins (CNBC) Its first full year in business, in 1996, Under Armour did $17,000 in sales. Last year, it did $5.2 billion.

Mark Parker To Step Down As Nike CEO, John Donahoe Named Replacement (SI) Darren Rovell reports Parker’s recent backing of track and field coach Alberto Salazar as he faces a four-year anti-doping ban has nothing to do with the move.

Dick’s Sporting Goods CEO Quietly Tests Presidential Bid (Politico) One focus group was presented with match-ups including the billionaire businessman and Donald Trump, Joe Biden and Elizabeth Warren.

MLB Umpire Joe West Sues Ex-player Paul Lo Duca For Claiming Billy Wagner Bribed Him With Car Rides (Yahoo! Sports) The claimed bribe: letting the umpire borrow his vintage 1957 Chevrolet. Lo Duca reportedly claimed that Wagner told Lo Duca he would lend West the car for a more favorable strike zone.

Lori Loughlin, Mossimo Giunnulli, Other Parents Face New College Admissions Scandal Charges (Fox News) The new charges in the third superseding indictment alleged that the 11 defendants bribed employees at the University of Southern California (USC) to help their children gain admission to the school.

Will Networks Begin To Use Injury Analysts During Live Game Coverage? (Awful Announcing) The case for such an analyst is pretty straight forward. Many viewers are actively seeking out information about injuries soon after they happen, often paying less attention to the actual broadcast as they do so.

Tulsi Gabbard Calls Hillary Clinton’s Foreign Policy A ‘Disaster’ In Latest Retort (New York Post) “Hillary, your foreign policy was a disaster for our country and the world,” Gabbard began the video.

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