The Daily Outkick: Thursday, August 8, 2019

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Cable Vs. Streaming, How Does ESPN Navigate The Future? (Outkick) An intriguing subplot has emerged which is probably the most interesting in all of sports business right now — can ESPN transition from a cable business to a streaming business?

FedEx To End Ground Deliveries For Amazon (Wall Street Journal) The moves are evidence of escalating tensions between the longtime partners as the e-commerce giant builds its own delivery network.

Jets’ Sam Darnold Doesn’t Have Beef With Tom Brady, But Insists On Keeping Competitive Edge (Yahoo! Sports) No, he wasn’t going to be on a video wishing Tom Brady a happy birthday, even if other guys like Brees and Watson and Diggs had already done it.

Netflix Wins Bid For Multi-year Deal With Game Of Thrones Creators, David Benioff And D.B. Weiss (CNBC) Netflix outbid Amazon and Disney, according to Deadline Hollywood, who first reported on the deal.

The Red Sox Were The Toast Of Baseball Last Year. Now They’re Just Toast. (538) The Red Sox have fallen to an 8 percent probability to make the postseason.

If Trump Is Responsible For El Paso, Democrats Are Responsible For Dayton (Washington Post) As Democratic presidential hopeful Julián Castro, a lonely voice of reason on the left, correctly put it, “there’s one person that’s directly responsible for the shooting in El Paso and that’s the shooter.”

Presenting 2019’s Most Fun Fantasy Football Team Fake Money Can Buy (The Ringer) Forget those volume-dependent also-rans and the no. 2 backs who rely on touchdowns. This team is about fun, and Baker Mayfield, Saquon Barkley, and others can deliver.

Can Britain’s Top Bookseller Save Barnes & Noble? (New York Times) James Daunt wants bookstores to be an alluring contrast to online sales.

Kevin Durant Finally Fired Back At The Raptors Fans Who Cheered His Injury (For The Win) “It will probably be the last time they will be in the Finals.”

Disney Won’t Hurt Netflix By Stealing Subscribers — But It Will Make It Harder For Netflix To Raise Prices (CNBC) The Disney bundle pricing is the same cost per month as Netflix’s standard offering.

Dabo Swinney Shuts Down Alabama’s Title Game Excuses (The Big Lead) “Are you serious? They’re tired? Who really challenged Alabama in the SEC? They didn’t get challenged by anybody until the Georgia game.”

Meet Generation Alpha, The 9-year-olds Shaping Our Future (Axios) They’re tech heavy, extremely connected and the most senior among them is about 9 years old. Say hello to Generation Alpha.

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