The Daily Outkick: Monday, July 29, 2019

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Brooks Koepka Takes Down Rory McIlroy In Ruthless Style To Win St Jude Invitational (Yahoo! Sports) If there was any doubt over who the best player in the world happens to be, then surely there is not now.

Why The Fed Is Cutting Rates When The Economy Looks Good (Wall Street Journal) Fed leaders see tighter linkages than in the past between the U.S. and global economies.

Star Bengals Receiver A.J. Green Carted Off Field At Training Camp [UPDATE] (The Big Lead) Green has struggled with numerous lower-body injuries throughout his career, and this doesn’t look good.

Three Dead, At Least 15 Injured In Shooting At California Food Festival (Washington Post) One gunman was killed by officers at the scene, and police are still searching for a possible second suspect, although it’s unclear if that person also fired on the crowd or assisted the shooter.

One Weird Trick To Beat MLB Batters (The Ringer) Changing pitchers mid–plate appearance: It’s a tactic that’s been sparingly deployed in college baseball, but is virtually unheard of in the big leagues. That could change soon.

Mueller Got More Social Media Buzz Than “Game Of Thrones” (Axios) It reveals just how deeply political stories have become enmeshed with traditional cultural discourse — and how the two can often seem indistinguishable.

Mets, Riding High Off Sweep, Trade For Marcus Stroman (New York Times) A formal announcement of the Stroman trade is awaiting completion of physical examinations.

Box Office: Disney Hits Record $7.67B In 2019 Global Revenue As ‘Lion King’ Nears $1B (Hollywood Reporter) The powerhouse Hollywood studio accomplished the feat with more than five months left to go in the year.

Seven Intriguing Quarterback Battles To Watch In Fall Camp (SI) Auburn, Florida State, Miami and Oklahoma are among the teams that have yet to make a decision on their starting quarterback for the 2019 season.

Tar Heel Born: North Carolina Sports Betting Becomes Law (Legal Sports Report) Gov. Roy Cooper signed S 154 into law on Friday, making his state the seventh to pass a sports betting bill this year.

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