The Daily Outkick: Wednesday, August 14, 2019

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‘Hard Knocks’ Episode 2 Recap: “Has Anyone Seen My Friend Antonio Brown?” (The Ringer) Jon Gruden may as well have been speaking for all of us. So many questions about Brown’s curious training camp were left unanswered.

NFL Taps Jay-Z For Social-Justice Issues—and Entertainment Offerings (Wall Street Journal) “We like to think that the way we build the Inspire Change platform, that if anything close to that would happen in the future, then Kaepernick would have a platform where he can express himself and maybe it doesn’t have to take place on the field.”

Colts GM Chris Ballard Says Andrew Luck Is Likely To Sit Out Preseason With Ankle Injury (SI) Ballard said Luck will likely not play in any preseason games, but the team’s not ready to determine if he will be ready for Week 1.

After Years Of Battle, Shari Redstone Runs An Empire Of Her Own (Bloomberg) With the merger of CBS Corp. and Viacom Inc., announced Tuesday, the 65-year-old Redstone will control the voting stock and chair the newly combined company, to be called ViacomCBS.

Jon Lester Can’t Throw to First Base. So Why Aren’t Opponents Running Wild? (Wall Street Journal) Everybody in baseball knows the Cubs pitcher has the yips. Yet he’s found a way to keep opposing base runners in check.

CNN’s Don Lemon Accused Of Assault In Sexually Charged Encounter At New York Bar (Fox News) Lemon was accused of a bizarre, sexually charged assault of a bartender in New York’s tony Hamptons last year in a civil suit filed earlier this week.

Chris Sale Becomes Fastest Pitcher In MLB History To Record 2,000 Strikeouts (Yahoo! Sports) Sale reached the threshold in 1,626 innings, passing Pedro Martinez, who needed 1,771.1 innings to record his 2,000th strikeout.

Amazon Says Its Facial Recognition Can Now Identify Fear (CNBC) The company claims it can accurately identify seven emotions: happy, sad, angry, surprised, disgusted, calm and confused.

Georgia’s 2019 Schedule Provides Cakewalk to SEC Championship (The Big Lead) Georgia’s schedule avoids their ultimate nemesis from Tuscaloosa, at least in the regular season.

Chris Cuomo Once Referred To Himself As ‘Fredo’ In Radio Interview (New York Post) Cuomo was interviewed by Curtis Sliwa on his AM 970 radio show in January 2010 about whether his brother Andrew might seek the Democratic nomination for governor.

Mike Tyson Says He Smokes Around $40K Worth Of Weed A Month At His Ranch (For The Win) His ranch in California is producing all sorts of cannabis products in a state where the drug is legal.

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