The Daily Outkick: Thursday, July 18, 2019

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Baker Mayfield Isn’t Afraid Of The Hype (ESPN) THE CLEVELAND BROWNS are favored to win their division. The organization that’s doubled as a punch line for the better part of the NFL’s modern era is now the buzziest team in football.

The War Within The Democratic Party: ‘It’s Getting That Ugly’ (Fox News) Democrats are forced to fall into line ‘A,’ which comes with the possibility of being called a racist, or line ‘B,’ otherwise known as “the Squad.”

Broncos Camp: 10 Questions Regarding Final Roster Composition (247 Sports) Denver Broncos training camp is officially underway and we’re now closer to learning more about how the roster will take shape and the impact the new coaching staff will have on the team.

Netflix Reports First Drop In U.S. Users In Nearly A Decade (Wall Street Journal) Video service blames slower-than-expected growth in part on its programming lineup.

SEC Media Days: A Shot At Saban? Clemson’s Little Brother? Alabama Day Had It All … And A Chucky Doll (Saturday Down South) Alabama effectively dodged the Clemson questions Wednesday, but there is no ducking the obvious: Clemson is the team to beat in 2019 … and arguably beyond.

Netflix Just Missed Hard On The Only Number That Matters — International Subscriber Growth (CNBC) Netflix shares are down about 11 percent in after-market trading.

Angels Plunk Jake Marisnick; Astros Unhappy About Jonathan Lucroy Payback (Sporting News) “I wish they would’ve handled it better. [The pitch] was too high. If they’re gonna hit guys, they need to hit guys the right way,” Astros manager A.J. Hinch told reporters.

Elon Musk’s Plan To Merge With AI (Axios) Musk said his company has installed brain–computer links in rats and monkeys and aims to put them inside human skulls next year.

Jon Rahm Is Winning At A Historic Rate. He Just Hasn’t Won A Major Yet. (538) If success in professional golf is defined by consistent contention and not just winning majors, Rahm is doing things we haven’t seen since Woods.

Kevin Spacey Sexual Assault Case Dropped In Nantucket (Variety) Nantucket prosecutors have dropped a sexual assault case against actor Kevin Spacey, citing the “unavailability” of the complaining witness.

Seeking Soccer Talent, Club Executives Turn To Speed Dating (New York Times) The event is the brainchild of Jonas Ankersen, 33, of Denmark, who launched a player trading platform called Transfer Room two years ago.