The Daily Outkick: Thursday, October 10, 2019

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The Clayton Kershaw Playoff Narrative Will Never Go Away (The Ringer) There were many goats in the Dodgers’ Game 5 NLDS loss to Nationals, but the focus will remain on the onetime ace who gave away the lead in a relief appearance.

AOC Joins Cruz, Sasse, Others In Letter To NBA’s Silver Condemning League For ‘Betrayal Of American Values’ (National Review) “It is outrageous that the Chinese Communist Party is using its economic power to suppress the speech of American inside the United States. It is also outrageous that the NBA has caved to Chinese government demands for contrition,” the letter reads.

‘This Is Karma’ Georgia Republicans Knock Braves Tomahawk Chop Drop (The Atlanta Journal-Constitution) The team didn’t distribute the trademark foam tomahawks to fans at the decisive NLDS game and took measures to reduce the chopping chant used to fire up the crowd after Cardinals pitcher Ryan Helsley raised concerns.

‘South Park’ Fires F-bomb In Response To China Ban (Fox News) ‘South Park’ creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone made good on their plan to fire back at China after Beijing banned their long-running animated series over its criticisms of the Chinese government

N.F.L. Upholds Suspension Of Vontaze Burfict (New York Times) The Raiders linebacker, who hit a defenseless player in the head, had his appeal denied and is out for the rest of the season.

Devine: Adam Silver’s Political Stances Are Empty After Rushing To Beijing (New York Post) All Silver’s posturing looks empty now that he has raced over to Beijing to grovel behind closed doors.

Richard Sherman To Apologize To Baker Mayfield Over Handshake Drama (SI) “I’ll probably reach out to him via text or social media to actually get a hold of him and talk to him … on the phone. He definitely deserves an apology, and that’s my bad on that,” Sherman added.

Apple Pulls Hong Kong Cop-Tracking Map App After China Uproar (Wall Street Journal) U.S. tech giant says it removed HKmap.live from its app store because of concerns it endangered law enforcement and residents

Braves Catcher Brian McCann Announces Retirement In Wake Of Game 5 Loss In NLDS (Sporting News) McCann made the announcement while talking with reporters after Atlanta’s 13-1 loss to St. Louis in Game 5 of the National League Division Series on Wednesday.

Why the PG&E Blackouts Spared California’s Big Tech HQs (Wired) Silicon Valley companies are served by safer, robust transmission lines. Regular homes? Not so much.

Baker Mayfield Still Has Shade For Nick Bosa: ‘A Long Time To Think About That Loss’ (Yahoo! Sports) Are there any other 2017 Ohio State Buckeyes who can sack Baker Mayfield this season?

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