The Daily Outkick: Tuesday, July 9, 2019

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Pete Alonso’s Endless Enthusiasm Leads To Home Run Derby Win (New York Times) Guerrero hit 91 homers over the three rounds of the derby, but Alonso outlasted him in the final.

Why Eric Swalwell’s Campaign Failed (538) Three months after entering the presidential race, Eric Swalwell has announced that he is dropping out to focus on campaigning for reelection to his congressional seat.

Justin Verlander Says MLB Is Turning The Game Into A ‘Joke’ With Juiced Baseballs (For The Win) Verlander isn’t buying any of MLB’s explanations for the alarming spike in home runs this season. He thinks the baseballs are juiced, and MLB is behind all of it.

She Urged Her Boyfriend To Die. Now She’s Asking The Supreme Court To Call It Free Speech. (Washington Post) The new chapter in the explosive case opened the same week that a documentary about the events, “I Love You, Now Die: The Commonwealth v. Michelle Carter,” airs on HBO.

What’s Next For Russell Westbrook? (The Ringer) The mercurial guard is on the trading block, and seems not to be long for Oklahoma City, but it’s hard to see where else he’d fit in the league

Ilhan Omar Admits She May Have Flubbed Facts In Dramatic Story She Told High School Students (Fox News) Omar admitted that she may have embellished part of the story she told to high school students in an apparent attempt to showcase racial and economic disparities in the country.

Women’s World Cup Final Posted Better TV Ratings Than 2018 Men’s Final (SI) Sunday’s World Cup final between the USWNT and the Netherlands was played at 11 a.m. ET but was still able to draw a 10.0 overnight metered market rating.

McDonald’s Happy Meal Toys Caught In Backlash Over Plastic (Wall Street Journal) British petition calls for fast-food giant to scrap plastic toys included in kids’ meals.

4-star Georgia DT Commit Shares Nick Saban’s Pitch To Flip Him To Alabama (Saturday Down South) “Would you rather get a 50 percent chance of going to the NFL or a 20 percent chance of going to the NFL.”

Netflix’s Worst Nightmare Has Come True (Forbes) Its stock has soared 8,500%+ in the last decade as “streaming” video has caught fire. But this world is now gone.

Kings Coach Luke Walton Denies Sexual Assault Allegation, Says Hotel Encounter Was ‘Pleasant’ (Yahoo! Sports) The Kings’ investigation into new head coach Luke Walton is still reportedly ongoing.

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