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 Day-themed shoe after NFL star raised concerns about symbolism.

It Certainly Feels Like Kawhi Leonard Is Coming To The LA Lakers (Forbes) The latest rumors suggest the Lakers may add Kawhi Leonard to their already star-studded roster.

Trump Successfully Played A Hunch With Kim. Now What? (Washington Post) This was a high-risk photo opportunity, but when Trump became the first sitting U.S. president to step into North Korea, he reopened a path to denuclearization and normalization of relations.

The Nets Will Be Getting A Different Kevin Durant—Whenever He Returns (The Ringer) It might be impossible for KD to be the same player he was before he ruptured his Achilles tendon, but luckily for Brooklyn, the player he could become should be enough to make their big free-agency swing worth it.

Trump Signs Bill Granting $4.6B In Emergency Funds For US Border (New York Post) The funds will be directed to cash-strapped federal agencies tasked with caring for migrant refugees detained at the southern border.

NBA Free Agency Is On Fire, But Kawhi Leonard Still Controls Everything (SI) NBA free agency isn’t about KD, Kyrie or Kemba. It’s about where Kawhi Leonard will land. His decision could alter the entire power structure of the NBA next season.

Trump Shares Plans To Combat Homelessness And Mental Illness (Fox News) “Police officers are getting sick just by walking the beat. I mean, they’re getting actually very sick, where people are getting sick, where the people living there living in hell, too.”

Can The U.S. Women Keep Up Their European Conquest? (538) England won’t make it easy on the U.S. The Three Lionesses are undefeated in this World Cup.

Can ‘Spider-Man: Far From Home’ Rescue Lagging Summer Box Office? (Variety) “Spider-Man: Far From Home,” the 23rd superhero adventure in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, is expected to earn $125 million from 4,500 theaters during its first six days in theaters.

Police Arrest 16-year-old In Crash That Killed Rod, Paula Bramblett (Saturday Down South) The Auburn Police Division has made an arrest in the two-vehicle crash that killed Auburn broadcaster Rod Bramblett and his wife Paula.