The Daily Outkick: Thursday, October 17, 2019

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The Rams’ Risky Bet Redefines The Cost Of Doing Business In The NFL (The Ringer) L.A. is all in. Again. Trading two first-round picks for Jalen Ramsey is a high-wire act of roster-building not seen by a contender in a long time.

Trump, Democrats Clash After House Passes Resolution Opposing U.S. Withdrawal In Syria (Wall Street Journal) Democrats accuse President Trump of insulting House Speaker Pelosi; House GOP Leader McCarthy says the speaker tried to make the meeting unproductive.

For Yankees, Rainout Complicates The A.L.C.S. Pitching Plan (New York Times) With Wednesday’s Game 4 postponed a day, the Yankees and Astros could end up playing on four straight days — a stretch that could test the Yankees’ reliance on their bullpen.

Netflix Soars After Beating On Earnings, Despite Miss On Subscribers (CNBC) Shares of Netflix surged on Wednesday after the company reported results for the third quarter.

The Big Things We’re Watching For In The Broncos’ Week 7 Thursday Night Showdown With The Chiefs (Mile High Report) Fangio and the Broncos have an opportunity to shock the NFL world tonight and give some serious weight to their postseason aspirations after a short week.

Karen Pence Sticks Her Neck Out For Trump To Protect Her Husband (Politico) After questions swirled about whether Mike Pence would remain on Trump’s 2020 ticket, the second lady reemerged as a loyal campaigner for the president.

The Postseason Baseball Has Created A New, Homer-Challenged Reality (SI) It seems clear that a home run in the regular season is not necessarily a home run in October. No one is entirely sure what’s going on—but there’s a new reality in this year’s postseason.

Megyn Kelly Demands Outside Investigation Of NBC Over Matt Lauer Rape Claims (New York Post) Kelly contends NBC News executives may be guilty of protecting once-powerful Lauer ahead of his victims.

LeBron James’ Criticisms Of Daryl Morey’s Tweet Reignited NBA-China Debates (Awful Announcing) Led to LeBron criticism and protesters burning his jerseys.

The Chinese National Security Threat Is Bigger Than Huawei (Axios) The NBA’s fallout with China over a general manager’s tweet regarding the Hong Kong protests has raised concerns about the Chinese Communist Party’s ability to enforce censorship on U.S. soil.

Free AB? Roger Goodell Gives Vague Message On Antonio Brown: ‘We’ll Let You Know’ (Yahoo! Sports) If Antonio Brown was hoping for some sign that his days under NFL investigation were coming to an end, he was undoubtedly disappointed by NFL commissioner Roger Goodell on Wednesday.

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