The Daily Outkick: Thursday, June 27, 2019

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Three Years After Devastating Death Of Teammate, Vanderbilt Comes ‘Full Circle’ With College World Series Title (NCAA) If you want to know what the glory of Wednesday night meant to the Commodores, start with their feelings about Donny Everett, who wasn’t here. And the father and mother, who were.

What Went Down On Night One Of The First Democratic Debates (538) This was the sort of debate where the post-debate narrative (i.e. the spin) could shape perceptions quite a bit and matter more than the debate itself.

‘Hot Dogs! Cold Beer!’ M.L.B. Will Bring The Familiar To London Stadium (New York Times) London Stadium underwent an enormous makeover in preparation for the two-game series between the Yankees and Red Sox, including the installation of additional seating.

Elizabeth Warren Grabs Spotlight, MSNBC Barely Challenges Dem Candidates (Fox News) The first Democratic debate was always destined to be about Elizabeth Warren, and she seized the initiative with the first question.

Kevin Durant’s Basketball Hiatus (The Ringer) Kevin Durant is the modern identity crisis expressed in basketball-superstar form, and is more stressfully online than any other NBA player of his magnitude.

Facebook Knows A Lot About You. So Does Your Internet Provider. (Wall Street Journal) Broadband operators mine customers’ web-use data; AT&T uses its findings to help sell targeted ads.

VAR Is Working At World Cup, FIFA Says. That’s Not Wrong, But It Could Work Better. (Washington Post) Video assistant referee, or VAR, is a review process introduced to soccer in 2018 and in use in a women’s world competition for the first time.

Instagram Is Going To Show You Even More Ads (Recode) Instagram is one of Facebook’s most valuable products and is on track to drive most of the company’s advertising revenue growth.

Towering, Tough-minded Wendie Renard Stands Between USWNT And World Cup Semifinals (Yahoo! Sports) She is the tallest player in the Women’s World Cup, perhaps its most unique talent, and quite possibly the single-most formidable obstacle in the United States’ path to a championship.

What ‘The Office’ Shifting Platforms Means For Netflix (Variety) Bad news for a streaming service that’s also likely to lose “Friends,” that other NBC sitcom that makes for soothingly easy and familiar binge-viewing.