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The Daily Outkick: Friday, July 26, 2019

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The Biggest NFL Training Camp Battles We’re Watching (The Ringer) There are starting-quarterback, wideout, and kicking roles up for grabs. Who will win them? Democrats Struggle To Figure Out Next Move Against Trump After Mueller Hearing Falls Flat (Washington Post) “Anyone who was looking for the smoking gun yesterday didn’t get it,” said Rep. Anthony… Read more »

The Daily Outkick: Thursday, July 25, 2019

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A Security Worker Confronted The Skateboarders. He Ended Up With Brain Damage. (New York Times) Skateboarders have long glorified confrontations with security workers. This one led not only to a life-altering injury, but also to soul-searching in a sport about to have its Olympic debut. Robert Mueller’s Last Turn In The Global Spotlight Will Be Remembered As A Botch (Axios)… Read more »

The Daily Outkick: Wednesday, July 24, 2019

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N.B.A. Begins Investigating Whether Salary Cap Was Violated (New York Times) The issue was raised by multiple team owners at a meeting of the league’s board of governors this month in Las Vegas. House Overwhelmingly OKs Resolution Opposing Israel Boycott In Rare Bipartisan Vote (Fox News) The resolution passed on a vote of 398-17. Reps.… Read more »

The Daily Outkick: Tuesday, July 23, 2019

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Built By Bama: How Gene Stallings And A National Championship Team Shaped Dabo Swinney (Saturday Down South) Dabo Swinney didn’t leave Alabama behind. Just the opposite. He took every part of it with him to Clemson — and built the next great college football giant. Apple In Advanced Talks To Buy Intel’s Smartphone-Modem Chip Business… Read more »

The Daily Outkick: Monday, July 22, 2019

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In Cooperstown, A Hall Of Famer Is Remembered By His Wife (New York Times) Brandy Halladay spoke alongside Roy Halladay’s peers at this year’s Hall of Fame induction ceremony. “This is not my speech to give.” How To Read 2020 Polls Like A FiveThirtyEighter (538) Here are some guidelines you should bear in mind when… Read more »

The Daily Outkick: Friday, July 19, 2019

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College GameDay Announces Week 1 Location For SEC Non-Conference Showdown (Saturday Down South) “College GameDay” announced that it would be present for the Auburn-Oregon non-conference showdown. Focus Group: It’s Still The Economy, Stupid (Axios) Some swing voters here told us that even though they hate President Trump’s behavior, they’ll place more importance on the state… Read more »

The Daily Outkick: Thursday, July 18, 2019

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Baker Mayfield Isn’t Afraid Of The Hype (ESPN) THE CLEVELAND BROWNS are favored to win their division. The organization that’s doubled as a punch line for the better part of the NFL’s modern era is now the buzziest team in football. The War Within The Democratic Party: ‘It’s Getting That Ugly’ (Fox News) Democrats are… Read more »

The Daily Outkick: Wednesday, July 17, 2019

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SEC Media Days: Everything You Need To Know — And Some Things You Didn’t Know — From Day 2 (Saturday Down South) If you were hoping for shots firing left and right, SEC Media Days was the wrong place to be Tuesday. Ocasio-Cortez Gets New 2020 Challenger: A Republican Immigrant From Jamaica (Fox News) “There… Read more »

The Daily Outkick: Tuesday, July 16, 2019

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An Epic Wimbledon Final Gives Way To Plans For A Grand Future (New York Times) All England Club officials plan to vastly expand the venue over five years, and Novak Djokovic aims for longevity that matches Roger Federer’s. Facebook Confronts Bipartisan Resistance To Cryptocurrency Plans (Wall Street Journal) Treasury Secretary Mnuchin, other U.S. officials raise… Read more »

The Daily Outkick: Monday, July 15, 2019

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The Crowd Roars For Federer, And Djokovic Tunes Out The Noise (New York Times) Djokovic emerged victorious in the longest Wimbledon singles final, and the first to end in a fifth-set tiebreaker with the score tied at 12-12. The Moonshot Mind-Set Once Came From The Government. No Longer. (Wall Street Journal) Americans still take big… Read more »

The Daily Outkick: Friday, July 12, 2019

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The Winners And Losers Of The Russell Westbrook–For–Chris Paul Trade (The Ringer) Just when you thought it was safe to avoid Twitter, Houston swung a blockbuster trade to pair two former teammates and MVPs. Catholic Church Offers Cash To Settle Abuse Claims—With A Catch (Wall Street Journal) A potential flood of lawsuits has spurred the… Read more »

The Daily Outkick: Thursday, July 11, 2019

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The Federer, Nadal, Djokovic Era At Wimbledon Isn’t Over Yet As All Three Advance (Washington Post) Despite competing against one another for 15 years, Federer and Nadal have met only three times on grass — each a Wimbledon final. AOC Ups Ante In Feud With Pelosi (Fox News) Pelosi told the New York Times: “All… Read more »

The Daily Outkick: Wednesday, July 10, 2019

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American League Holds Off The National League To Win Its 7th Straight All-Star Game (SI) It wasn’t as thrilling as Monday’s Home Run Derby, but the 2019 All-Star Game did exactly what it was supposed to do—showcase the best of baseball. Trump Barred Jeffrey Epstein From Mar-a-Lago Over Sex Assault: Court Docs (New York Post)… Read more »

The Daily Outkick: Tuesday, July 9, 2019

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Pete Alonso’s Endless Enthusiasm Leads To Home Run Derby Win (New York Times) Guerrero hit 91 homers over the three rounds of the derby, but Alonso outlasted him in the final. Why Eric Swalwell’s Campaign Failed (538) Three months after entering the presidential race, Eric Swalwell has announced that he is dropping out to focus… Read more »

The Daily Outkick: Monday, July 8, 2019

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NBA (Free Agent) Action Is Fantastic (Outkick) Kawhi Leonard is heading to the Los Angeles Clippers and he is bringing Paul George with him. Jeffrey Epstein Is Accused Of Luring Girls To His Manhattan Mansion And Abusing Them (New York Times) The billionaire financier is charged with running a sex-trafficking operation that brought dozens of… Read more »

The Daily Outkick: Friday, July 5, 2019

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What To Watch In The USA-Netherlands World Cup Final (The Ringer) The Dutch are one of the best attacking teams in the world, but their open style of play could leave them vulnerable against an American team with superior talent. Cruz Adds Context After Kaepernick Quotes From Frederick Douglass ‘Fourth Of July’ Speech (Fox News)… Read more »

The Daily Outkick: Thursday, July 4, 2019

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Kawhi Leonard Is Now On The Clock With Free-agency Meetings Likely Behind Him (LA Times) There hasn’t been an “on-the-record” update on the proceedings since Magic Johnson said he had spoken to Leonard on Sunday. The Perils Of Empire (Washington Post) America’s rise and the British Empire’s decline are of a piece. What does that… Read more »

The Daily Outkick: Wednesday, July 3, 2019

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Angels Return To The Field, Bearing Grief For Tyler Skaggs ‘Like A Punch To The Heart’ (New York Times) The Los Angeles Angels chose to get back on the diamond to play the Texas Rangers, and to cope, a day after Skaggs was found dead in the team hotel. Nike Defends Pulling ‘Betsy Ross’ Shoe… Read more »

The Daily Outkick: Tuesday, July 2, 2019

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Tyler Skaggs, Angels Pitcher, Found Dead At 27 (New York Times) Skaggs was found dead Monday in a room at a team hotel, according to the authorities in Texas, where the Angels were scheduled to play the Rangers. Nike Nixes ‘Betsy Ross Flag’ Sneaker After Colin Kaepernick Intervenes (Wall Street Journal) Sneaker maker pulls Independence… Read more »

The Daily Outkick: Monday, July 1, 2019

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Kawhi Leonard Has A Monumental Decision To Make (The Ringer) The Finals MVP could stay in Toronto or join the Clippers and make the 2019-20 season one of the most wide-open title races in recent league history. Or he could choose the Lakers and end the title race before the season even begins. Trump Says… Read more »