Stephen A. Smith: Colin Kaepernick Doesn’t Want To Work, Has No Future In The NFL (The Big Lead) “You don’t want to work, you just want to make noise,” Smith said. “It’s over — Colin Kaepernick’s aspiration in the NFL.”
The Streaming Era Has Finally Arrived. Everything Is About To Change. (New York Times) Once a generation, Hollywood experiences a seismic shift. It is happening again.
Sources: Jay-Z ‘Disappointed’ Colin Kaepernick Turned NFL Workout Into ‘Publicity Stunt’ (SI) According to a source, the rapper-turned-businessman is “disappointed with Colin’s actions and believes he turned a legitimate workout into a publicity stunt.”
U.S. Struggles To Stem Chinese Efforts To Recruit Scientists (Wall Street Journal) Officials see indictment against University of Kansas professor, who says he is falsely accused, as a possible prosecution blueprint
Starting 11: Georgia Snags A Big Road Win Edition (Outkick) The biggest story in college football, unfortunately, was Tua Tagovailoa’s injury against Mississippi State.
California’s “Women Quota” In Boardrooms Faces Pushback (Axios) One lawsuit argues that the “women quota” law is “not only deeply patronizing to women” but also “plainly unconstitutional.”
Richard Sherman Floats Conspiracy Theory On Why He Was Flagged For Pass Interference 3 Times (Yahoo! Sports) Sherman has a theory — officials are out to get him because he’s a member of the NFL Players Association’s Executive Committee.
Which Wings Of The Party Are Winning The Democratic Primary? (538) If Warren makes it to the general election, she will face a lot of pressure from the broader Democratic Party to soften her health care stand.
Motivated Ravens Defense Reaches A New Level In Statement Win Over Texans (CBS Sports) The Baltimore defense effectively took Deshaun Watson out of the MVP race in a dominant effort.
Twitter Is Walking Into A Minefield With Its Political Ads Ban (Recode) Twitter’s view is that the reach of political messages should be earned, not bought, and advertising should not be used to drive political or regulatory outcomes.
Across The Country, Minor League Towns Face Major League Threat (New York Times) M.L.B. says its proposal to sever parent-club ties with 42 teams in its minor league system is necessary to improve conditions over all, but targeted clubs are worried about survival.
With ‘Good Liar’ And ‘Doctor Sleep,’ Warner Bros.’ Box Office Misfortunes Mount (Variety) “Joker” is an undisputed victory with $1 billion in global ticket sales, but even those profit margins might not be enough to mop up all the red ink.