The Daily Outkick: Wednesday, January 15, 2020

Alex Cora Ousted By Red Sox After Sign-Stealing Scandal (New York Times) Cora, who spent two seasons as the Boston manager, was Houston’s bench coach in 2017 and has been implicated in an M.L.B. report on the Astros’ cheating.

House Speaker Pelosi To Name House Managers For Trump’s Senate Impeachment Trial (Wall Street Journal) The Democratic-led House is also expected to pass a resolution to transmit the articles of impeachment to the Senate.

Luke Kuechly Joins Esteemed Company As An NFL Star Who Retired Young (The Ringer) He retired on Tuesday at 28, leaving behind a Hall of Fame career and joining a growing list of star players who left the game early.

CNN’s Van Jones Says Debate Left Him Thinking Trump Will Win In 2020 (Fox News) Warren-Sanders clash ‘very dispiriting,’ Dems' debate like 'cold oatmeal,' CNN’s Van Jones says.

How Much Of The Astros’ Legacy Is Now In Doubt? (538) The Astros have been mired in controversy before for firing scouts, and their radical analytical approaches left some worried that they were “dehumanizing” baseball.

Bitcoin Is Up 20% So Far This Year And One Expert Predicts It Could Hit $16,000 By Year End (CNBC) Experts put the recent rise down to the launch of CME’s bitcoin options and an event known as the “halving” taking place in May.

LSU Exorcises Its Past To Cap A Program Reawakening With A Historic Title (SI) The Tigers' dream season is complete after taking down Clemson, and everyone from Coach O to the LSU fans can revel in a remarkable year.

Trump Looks To Reward Conservative Catholics For Their Loyalty (Politico) American Catholics supported the Democratic nominee in all but four presidential cycles since 1952. Trump is looking to secure a 2020 repeat of their support for him three years ago, but he could face some roadblocks.

Jon Gruden Reportedly Fires Defensive Line Coach Brentson Buckner After 1 Season In Stunning Move (Yahoo! Sports) Head coach Jon Gruden made the decision and replaced Buckner with veteran NFL coach Rod Marinelli.

The Jeopardy! GOAT Tournament Is A Singular Event (Wired) There's never been anything like the Jeopardy!: Greatest of All Time tournament. There never will be again.