The Daily Outkick: Thursday, August 1, 2019

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The Zack Greinke Trade Makes The Astros The Clear-Cut World Series Favorites (The Ringer) While other contenders stood still, Houston pried the former Cy Young winner from Arizona at the trade deadline, giving them the scariest rotation in baseball

Biden Under Fire From All Sides As Rivals Attack His Record (New York Times) Kamala Harris also came under fire and did not appear as steady as in last month’s debate.

Broncos QB Drew Lock Will Face A ‘Completely Different’ Challenge Against Falcons’ Defense (USA Today) The biggest test yet will arrive on Thursday when Denver faces the Falcons in the Hall of Fame Game. Even though it’s just an exhibition contest, Lock will face a tough challenge in Atlanta’s defense.

Wednesday’s Presidential Debate Turns On Character As Much As Ideology, A Foreboding Turn For Democrats (Washington Post) By the end of the evening, the candidates had done as much to make a case against one another as against the president.

Andrew Luck On What His Long Injury Layoff Taught Him—About Football And Life (SI) Nearing 30, the Colts quarterback opens up about the new perspective he gained when he was out of the game.

Mark Mobius: US Markets Will Go ‘haywire’ If Trump Loses 2020 Election (CNBC) The S&P 500 and the Dow Jones Industrial Average have risen by more than 30% since the beginning of 2017, while the Nasdaq Composite has risen by around 45%.

Son Of Osama Bin Laden Believed Dead (Wall Street Journal) Hamza bin Laden had been seen as a rising figure in al Qaeda.

Julio Jones Is The Biggest Winner Of The Michael Thomas Extension (The Big Lead) With Thomas the last star wideout to receive a new deal, the market is set, and Jones is about to make some huge money.

How Amazon Will Take Over Your House (Axios) Amazon appears to have captured first-mover advantage in one of the most important new industries on the planet.

Zach Smith Calling Out Dan Mullen And Florida Is Equal Parts Sad And Pathetic (Saturday Down South) He made a lunge for Tom Herman. He took aim at Jim Harbaugh, too. That brings us to Smith’s desperate grab for Dan Mullen and Florida.

Netflix Is Testing ‘Physical Activity’ Tracking for Some Reason (Gizmodo) Netflix collects a lot of data about you. But now, some Android users are finding that it’s also tracking ‘physical activity’ data via their phones.

Colin Kaepernick Shows Support For Former Teammate Eric Reid Over Vow To Keep Kneeling During Anthem (Fox News) Kaepernick opted out of his contract after the 2016 season and has yet to be signed.