The Daily Outkick: Wednesday, August 7, 2019

Axios-NewsWhip 2020 Attention Tracker: Guns Surge To Top Of National Conversation (Axios) After the mass shootings last weekend, gun violence has displaced immigration as the most-talked about news topic on social media for the first time since May.

Hot-Air Balloons And Horseback Riding: Breaking Down The First Episode Of ‘Hard Knocks’ (The Ringer) Antonio Brown took the scenic route to his first Raiders training camp. Sadly, there is no sign of Nathan Peterman … yet.

Inside The Dark Thoughts And Far-left Leanings Of Dayton Shooter Connor Betts (New York Post) “I want socialism, and i’ll not wait for the idiots to finally come round to understanding,” reads one tweet from the account, according to Newsweek.

Yankees Are Expecting Success, Injuries Or Not (New York Times) The Yankees would surely welcome their injured starters. But in the meantime, winning isn’t optional.

Disney To Offer Streaming Bundle Of Disney Plus, ESPN Plus And Hulu For $12.99 (Variety) The bundle of Disney direct-to-consumer properties will be available for purchase on Nov. 12, the day that the ambitious Disney Plus service is set to bow in the U.S.

Tom Brady, Gisele Bündchen put Boston-area house on the market. Make of that what you will. (Washington Post) Is there any significance to the listing? Well, that’s not yet clear. Brady is set for this season at age 42, and in the NFL, that’s about all anyone can say.

Stocks Climb Despite Lingering Trade Worries (Wall Street Journal) U.S. futures and European stocks rose on Wednesday amid a spate of upbeat corporate news, while worries over U.S.-China trade tensions continued to weigh on Asian markets.

Ezekiel Elliott And Melvin Gordon Will Likely Get Their Contract Upgrade—With A Caveat (SI) Elliott and Gordon will likely get new contracts, but the teams still hold the leverage here—which is illustrated by Michael Thomas’s contract extension with the Saints.

Disney Shares Fall After Earnings Miss (CNBC) The company showed increased losses in its streaming segment due to its investments in streaming services Hulu, ESPN+ and Disney+.

Report: Antonio Brown’s Gruesome Foot Injury Was Caused By A Cryotherapy Machine (For The Win) The former Steelers wide receiver sustained frostbite from using a cryotherapy machine without proper footwear.

The Polls Are In, And Here’s Who Won The Second Democratic Debate (Vox) Last week’s second Democratic debate did little to change the race — Joe Biden, Bernie Sanders, and Elizabeth Warren continue to be the top candidates, per new post-debate polls.

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