The Daily Outkick: Wednesday, June 26, 2019

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College World Series: Kumar Rocker Saves Vanderbilt Again, Forces Winner-Take-All National Title Game (The Tennessean) The Commodores beat Michigan 4-1 in Game 2 of the best-of-three national championship series Tuesday to force a winner-take-all title game.

The Cost Of An Ad-Free Internet: $35 More Per Month (Recode) A new bill would tell you how much the ad-targeting data you give to companies like Google and Facebook is worth.

‘If You Don’t Have It, You’re Behind’: College Baseball’s Tech Arms Race (New York Times) Vanderbilt is one of at least four college programs with a pitching lab, stocked with the same technology the big leaguers use.

Mueller To Testify To Congress In Open Session About His Investigation (Washington Post) “I just think it’s more political theater,” said Rep. Mark Meadows (N.C.), “Mr. Mueller better be prepared. I mean, there’s a lot more questions that Republicans have than Democrats.”

NBA Free Agency: Jimmy Butler Leads The Shooting-Guard Market (Yahoo! Sports) This year’s crop of free-agent two guards is heavy at the top with stars, but features quality depth.

Netflix To Lose No. 1 Show ‘The Office’ To Comcast In 2021 (Wall Street Journal) Other popular reruns could also leave the platform, as NBCUniversal and other media companies look to bring back hit shows to their streaming services

Bradley Beal Asks LeBron James For A Spot In Space Jam 2 (The Big Lead) This could also be Beal sending a message to the Los Angeles Lakers that he might be interested in joining up with LeBron.

What The Caesars Merger With Eldorado Means For US Sports Betting (Legal Sports Report) Reuters reported over the weekend that Caesars agreed to merge with Eldorado Resorts in a debt-laden deal valued at $17.3 billion.

You Can’t Have Home Runs Without Strikeouts (538) Literally So. The Ratio Between The Two Hasn’t Changed Throughout History.

2 U.S. Service Members Killed In Afghanistan, NATO Says (Axios) The mission did not immediately release details of the precise location or circumstances of the service members’ deaths.

Can Lacrosse Work As A Professional Sport? (The Ringer) The Premier Lacrosse League—founded by star player Paul Rabil and his brother, Mike—wants to make the club-dominated sport into a moneymaking phenomenon.