The Daily Outkick: Wednesday, August 21, 2019

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The ‘Moneyball’ A’s Find A New Inefficiency: Other Teams’ Players (Wall Street Journal) With an increasing number of teams prioritizing the future over the present, the Athletics remain playoff contenders by obtaining established major leaguers

Social Media Reconsiders Its Relationship With The Truth (Axios) The companies are considering a fundamental shift with profound social and political implications: deciding what is true and what is false.

Sorry Browns, You Just Got The Sports Illustrated Cover Jinx (Yahoo! Sports) The funny part about the cover headline claiming “the Browns are back” is it implies they ever made it in the first place.

Scientists Weighed All The Mass In The Milky Way Galaxy. It’s Mind-boggling. (Vox) The Milky Way has a mass of 1.5 trillion suns. We have no idea what most of it is made of.

The Antonio Brown Helmet Saga Is Too Much Even For ‘Hard Knocks’ (The Ringer) The all-access training camp show can’t keep up with the ever-evolving story of the Oakland Raiders wideout and his beloved helmet.

In latest gaffe, Biden places King, Kennedy assassinations in ‘the late ’70s’ (Fox News) “Just like in my generation, when I got out of school, when Bobby Kennedy and Dr. King had been assassinated in the ’70s, the late ’70s when I got engaged … ,” Biden recalled.

Touch Football, Sold As Safer, Now Requires A Helmet (New York Times) A Texas program for high schools mandated soft-shell helmets after serious injuries occurred during incidental contact.

A Musician ‘Inspired By The Great Outdoors’ Went Into The Wilderness. He Was Killed In A Bear Attack. (Washington Post) As the pair slept in their camp, a bear attacked, dragging the 44-year-old musician from his tent in the middle of the night.

How Daniel Jones Can Really Stick It To Baker Mayfield (New York Post) Pat Shurmur: “The one thing about Dan is don’t confuse calm and composed for a guy that’s competitive and a winner. I’m fond of the phrase ‘Still waters run deep.’ ”

‘Matrix 4’ Officially a Go With Keanu Reeves, Carrie-Anne Moss and Lana Wachowski (EXCLUSIVE) (Variety) The three previous films have collectively earned more than $1.6 billion at the global box office. All three were written and directed by Lana and her sister, Lilly, and starred Reeves and Moss.

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