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) After quoting Douglass, Cruz then writes: “Let me encourage everyone, READ THE ENTIRE SPEECH; it is powerful, inspirational, and historically important in bending the arc of history towards justice.”

Cubs Class AA Affiliate Calls Out Colin Kaepernick, Draws Betsy Ross Flag On Infield Dirt (Washington Post) Tagging Kaepernick in the tweet and adding “America” in a hashtag, the Smokies said that “after a lot of thought, we have decided it’s best to just do it.”

Trump Delivers Elaborate Fourth Of July Event Showcasing Military (Wall Street Journal) President’s ‘Salute to America’ featured flyovers by military jets, armored vehicles, tanks and fireworks.

Zion Williamson’s Debut and the Top NBA Summer League Storylines to Watch (SI) Pelicans phenom Zion Williamson will make his long-anticipated debut on Friday but there is a lot more to look forward to in Las Vegas.

‘Spider-Man: Far From Home’ Swings to Massive $27 Million on Wednesday (Variety) The 23rd Marvel movie, starring Tom Holland, topped the previous MCU Wednesday mark set two months ago by Marvel’s “Avengers: Endgame” with $25.3 million.

Mets Minor League Team’s Fireworks Show Starts Another Fire Outside Florida Stadium (Yahoo! Sports) The fire marks the second such blaze that the Mets have set off on Independence Day in the past three years.

Expect More Earthquakes, Possibly Even Stronger Ones, Seismologists Say (LA Times) Seismologists said the 6.4 earthquake that struck Southern California likely broke ground near the epicenter but was far enough away not to do damage in the Los Angeles area.

After 5,060 Straight Yankees Games, A Day Off For John Sterling (New York Times) For the first day off from his job in 30 years, the man who broadcast every pitch thrown by Mariano Rivera and every inning played by Derek Jeter planned to enjoy waking up whenever he wanted.

MAD Magazine To Leave Newsstands. No, Really! (CNBC) The illustrated humor magazine will still be available in comic shops and through mail to subscribers — but after its fall issue it will just reprint previously published material.